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post #16231 of 18230
i hate wine mailing lists.




i realize this is of no help to you.
post #16232 of 18230
You love Crush's mailing list though. I find them so damn wordy.
post #16233 of 18230
On the subject of rose is there a way to tell if it is a white blended with a red vs. minimal skin contact during fermentation? Is one method superior to the other, or do they both have their goods and bads?
post #16234 of 18230
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You love Crush's mailing list though. I find them so damn wordy.

i don't mean that, but rather wineries who will only sell their shit to a few people (their mailing list), and you have to buy X amount of stuff every year to stay on, else no more wine for you.
post #16235 of 18230
Ah.
post #16236 of 18230
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

On the subject of rose is there a way to tell if it is a white blended with a red vs. minimal skin contact during fermentation? Is one method superior to the other, or do they both have their goods and bads?

i don't know of a way. Nor do I think one is better than the other.

It's surprising how little red is needed to make a rose. The other weekend, I was drinking crap wines, and I finished my glass of red and poured white directly into the same glass. To my surprise, it was quite pink.
post #16237 of 18230
On the inside, they are all pink.
post #16238 of 18230
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post #16239 of 18230
2007 El Coto Rioja (Crianza)

Tasty, especially with dinner of castelveltrano olives, Spanish chorizo, Idiazabal....
post #16240 of 18230
Is it really good? It's common supermarket wine over here, often discounted to ~5€. Should I give it a try?
post #16241 of 18230
Not anything close to that price here. I'd buy a case at your price.

Mind you, I said 2007.
post #16242 of 18230
Yeah, I think '09 is the current vintage that's widely available. 07 online for 7€. Does it need the extra age or do you think the '09 is fine (or is the '07 vintage generally superior)?
post #16243 of 18230
Correction on the price- I confused what I paid for this with another bottle- so price was similar to what you pay- and at that price this wine is a good value.

As far as age- tempranillo (good tempranillo) seems to be able to take age forever. - I'm no fan of necro wines, just don't have the time or resources to waitr 20 years on everything. Crianza is made to be drunk after its two-year wait at the maker... I had a bottle of this in 2010 and it was very nice; this bottle, IIRC is better. Now wow better but very good.

2007 was supposedly a very good year for the grape/region.
post #16244 of 18230
Very good wine. It was cheap ~$14. Very, very acidic, dark fruit 12.5% alcohol. Will pick up more.

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post #16245 of 18230
Can someone school me on Brunellos?
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