or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › The Official Wine Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Official Wine Thread - Page 1068

post #16006 of 18176
And by value CA Pinot you mean overpriced, right?
post #16007 of 18176
It's all relative.
$12 a bottle when I was drinking it. Now I see it for 15-16 regularly. Wineries sure do think highly of themselves.
post #16008 of 18176
Quote:
Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

It's all relative.
$12 a bottle when I was drinking it. Now I see it for 15-16 regularly. Wineries sure do think highly of themselves.

Even at the upper price that's cheap Pinot.
post #16009 of 18176
Regarding policing wine regulations, got this back from a friend who is a Cali winemaker:

"That would be the Feds - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. I have heard the "Syrah add to beef up a Pinot" story but honestly I have never seen it done. I can believe it is done seeing some of the Pinots on the market but what a waste. There are guidelines that dictate what is legal but realistically, I think it's pretty much complaint driven when you're talking about the high end of things where we operate. Thus, it is really an honor system.
This PDF lays most of the rules out:http://www.ttb.gov/pdf/brochures/p51901.pdf
post #16010 of 18176
2010 Castillo de Monseran Garnacha Cariñena. It was $8 so I bought a case and I highly recommend it for daily drinking.
post #16011 of 18176

All ready for dinner tonight! The VT's are '99's, sadly, the '95's I had a lead on evaporated.

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

 

 

~ H
 

post #16012 of 18176
Just got a text from my Somm friend. Apparently a bottle of Saxum was "mistakenly" opened...about three hours from now...and Mrs. Piob and I will be helping to drink this mistake on the house. smile.gif
post #16013 of 18176
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

All ready for dinner tonight! The VT's are '99's, sadly, the '95's I had a lead on evaporated.

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01



~ H

 

reports?
post #16014 of 18176
Back to the topic of CA pinot noirs: I bought a few bottles from Fulcrum (2008 Brousseau vineyard) and from Papapietro Perry (can't tell if that name is euphonic or ridiculous) a while back. Had the Fulcrum last night and it was disappointing. Totally closed at first. Opened up after a bit but still wasn't anything special. Will try the PP soon.
Edited by erictheobscure - 5/25/13 at 8:30pm
post #16015 of 18176
to close out the nice weekend

post #16016 of 18176
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Just got a text from my Somm friend. Apparently a bottle of Saxum was "mistakenly" opened...about three hours from now...and Mrs. Piob and I will be helping to drink this mistake on the house. smile.gif

So it was a bottle of 2010 Broken Stones which is mainly Syrah. Too young but opened up well after about three hours and came nicely into balance.
post #16017 of 18176

I'm a big wine drinker but not really an enthusiast and a friend had me try a bottle of this

 

 

it was highly enjoyable and affordable.

post #16018 of 18176
For $8 it's a decent bottle of wine but not sure I'd apply "amazing" to it.
post #16019 of 18176

I guess that was a bit of uncharacteristic hyperbole. Fixed :)

 

Awful label though, what are they thinking?

post #16020 of 18176
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

2010 Saint Glinglin Carte Verte sounds very tempting.

Does this have a pig on the label? If so I had a bottle last week.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › The Official Wine Thread