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post #19651 of 20679
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

I guess, ultimately, what I find so loathsome about the publication is that its sole mission is to turn something I already love and would gladly purchase as a commodity until I die/liver blows out into a fetishized commodity. The cyclical attempt to keep the discourse going to keep the business going is rather tiresome--if I wanted that, I'd go back to my day job instead of reading a magazine.

I try to overlook this and read about the people involved, places, foods, etc. As far as ratings go I sort of use them as a sounding board or reality check; it's interesting to see what is being written about wines you've had or have in inventory. I also look to see if something I've been buying at a reasonable price hits print as I know that just screwed the pooch on pricing so will buy half a dozen before the price goes up. I also often like the pictures of far away places. There's no doubt it drives demand for many readers and that's a part I dislike.

Sitting down with a bottle of wine, chill music on, and the latest WS in my comfy chair is a nice way for me to spend a few hours on a weekend. I never read it cover to cover, and intersperse reading it with something else (usually a book on wine as I'm in the wine mood by then), but I do derive relaxation from perusing the publication.
post #19652 of 20679
I don't think I've ever had a wine where it was too tight/massive/concentrated to be interesting the first night but evolved into something interesting the second or third night. I've read about that in Cellartracker notes but never experienced it myself.

However, if the wine starts off good then I've found it interesting to see how the wine softens and transforms on the second or third night.
post #19653 of 20679

Winery question  - why are some wines released in fall and some in spring?

 

Is this just to space out for the consumers to make it seem like they are spending less? Or is it because some wines aren't ready by fall?

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Winery question  - why are some wines released in fall and some in spring?

Is this just to space out for the consumers to make it seem like they are spending less? Or is it because some wines aren't ready by fall?

IDK all the intricacies, but it seems like it would be even more arbitrary to release them all at once. Depending on how many wines are being made, they will be finished at various times of the year depending on how long they decide to age them.
post #19655 of 20679
I think it's a combo of things. Some wines will spend longer in oak, some part of it is a marketing concept no doubt, and probably another part is cash flowing.
post #19656 of 20679
Last dinner with friends :



Tokay 6 puttonyos 2002
Côte rôtie Champin le seigneur Domaine Gerin 2004
Guilhem Gaucelm, Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup 2007
Chateau Simone (Palette) 2004
Chateau de Vaudieu, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011
Domaine des moines, Savennières-roche-aux-moines (don't remember)
Champagne Gosset
And we started with a red Bourgogne from Fanny-Sabre (fruity, nice).

That was good, particulary the Côte Rôtie and the Champagne.
post #19657 of 20679


Good/great stuff, especially @ 16 €. Could age a few more years but already quite balanced & very delicious.
post #19658 of 20679
https://kutchwines.com/

Really enjoying their stuff and have had three different bottlings by them in the last week. 60-100% whole cluster and neutral oak in everything I've tried. Really different for a CA Pinot.
post #19659 of 20679
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Good/great stuff, especially @ 16 €. Could age a few more years but already quite balanced & very delicious.
Nice pic!
post #19660 of 20679
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Nice pic!
Napoli was great!

Just ordered a few Campanian daily drinkers, all Feudi di San Gregorio.



Haven't tried many other Estates yet. The day after we had a bottle of Luigi Maffini Kléos 2011 (recommended by the friendly owner of Enoteca Dante, right at the Piazza di Dante with great prices), which was good too. A bottle of Mastroberardino Lacryma Cristi del Vesuvio which was just ok, not much structure. Other than that, mostly beer, spritz etc. Oh, and some 2 € / 0.5l housewine @ Tripperia O'Russ, which was ok..



(The Nocino was good with caffè too.)

Had this early last week:



Really great. Still going strong. Nice balance. Quite prominent blackberry + black currant note.
post #19661 of 20679
I'm waiting to open a 2009 bottle of the Taurasi some time this week. cheers.gif
post #19662 of 20679

Anyone have any riesling recommendations? (other than trimbach)


Edited by venividivicibj - 2/1/16 at 11:11am
post #19663 of 20679
Josmeyer
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Anyone have any riesling recommendations? (other than trimbach)

I really like Wiemer, and Fox Run. I've had a bunch of WA rieslings that were excellent that I can't remember the names of. Values are found in the Finger Lakes.
post #19665 of 20679

thanks, will check out

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