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post #16951 of 18024
Visited the wine library in Springfield New Jersey. Apparently Kermit lynch is coming Thursday for a book signing. Made me want to live in New Jersey.



03 Lopez de heredia reserva vina Bosconia. Delicious. Concentrated red fruit. Moderate tannins. Still surprisingly vibrant with nice acidity. The oak is very well balanced. Finish is so good. drool.gif had it with a simple coq au vin. Makes me wonder how good the gran reserva can be

Also got some entry level abbatucci rouge, pierre ferrand 1er cru, and a white Rioja by bodega remirez de ganuza. I almost bought a bottle of chateau le moulin from pomerol (always wanted to try a right bank garagistes) but then I saw a bottle of quintarelli valpolicella from 2005 for about what I could get online without shipping so pulled the trigger on that.
Edited by indesertum - 11/18/13 at 7:51pm
post #16952 of 18024
^ I love Lopez de Heredia.
post #16953 of 18024
I really wanted to try a Rioja blanco by Lopez de heredia after listening to a podcast about oaked whites but apparently they ran out minutes after I walked in.

Anybody know why someone would look for gas in red wines? I keep hearing it in blind tastings and I have no idea what it would tell you or what it would even look like.
post #16954 of 18024
You mean the Gravonia? I've had various vintages. Interesting enough, but not really my thing--a glass has been more than enough on each occasion. Pretty oxidative or whatever the right term is.
post #16955 of 18024
I wanted to try that and the tondonia blanco. Is the American oak in the gravonia very apparent?
post #16956 of 18024
Yes, IMO. And I'm sure it's a tasty wine for people who like that style--just not for me unless it's a stray glass everyone now and then.
post #16957 of 18024
Quote:
Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Anybody know why someone would look for gas in red wines? I keep hearing it in blind tastings and I have no idea what it would tell you or what it would even look like.

It's really just to tick off a box on the ol' tasting grid. Mostly a ceremonial part of the deductive process, since there are so few sparkling red wines.
That being said, Brachetto can be quite nice, even if a bit of a guilty pleasure.
post #16958 of 18024
Oh it's for sparkling red wines? That's stupid. Brachetto is fun in small doses
post #16959 of 18024
Lopez de Heredia rocks. Especially Bosconia.
post #16960 of 18024

1997 Chapel Hill McLaren Vale, Shiraz.  Was advised to hold onto it for decade and slightly forgot. Just about still drinkable. Plushy, ultra ripe fruit. Had with a 400g fiorentina.

post #16961 of 18024
Had some fx pichler riesling and Nicolas joly les vieux clos. The latter was very interesting. 20% noble rot. Really delicious and complex. The former had laser like clarity. So good.
post #16962 of 18024
Had some Torentes with dinner tonight. There is value wine for you. Go get some. Goes great with sushi too, btw.
post #16963 of 18024
Torrentes is so aromatic.
post #16964 of 18024
Any thoughts on a Villa Poggio Salvi Rosso di Montalcino ('10)?
post #16965 of 18024
Anyone go to Rieslingfeier last year, or planning to go this year?
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