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^^Old world tempranillo

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

One caution about the old world Tempranillo recommendation: don't get a Rioja from the Baja region. Those will tend to be plush, fruit forward wines with lots of American oak.

So, barnyard? Brettanomyces. That's what gives wines that particular aroma/flavour. So look for wines noted to contain Brett would be the answer to that. France seems to like Brett in its wines and Chateau de Beaucastel is particularly noted as a CdP that contains Brett. That information may not be up to date as for some reason I remember reading/hearing Beaucastel got rid of the Brett from it's winery but I could be wrong.


Thinking on this more- I'd advocate looking out for a Monastrell or Mencía. Both, done well, are good values, especially Monastrell and can have ample earth, gravel, smoke, mineral... thought not so much brett/barnyard.
post #19967 of 20671
Might go to Paso Robles later this month. Any recs for tastings? Was thinking about Tablas Creek, Ledge, any others?
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paging @Piob
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Might go to Paso Robles later this month. Any recs for tastings? Was thinking about Tablas Creek, Ledge, any others?
I would go to Tablas for sure, Turley (big zins, but such a wide range of wines I think it would be an interesting experience), TH Estate (formerly Hoage).
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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

I would go to Tablas for sure, Turley (big zins, but such a wide range of wines I think it would be an interesting experience), TH Estate (formerly Hoage).

+1 on Terry Hoage. Had one just last night.
post #19971 of 20671
Grenache/Mourvèdre/Syrah/Cinsault/Counoise

Very bright, fresh cherry/strawberry. Reminds me of a Beaujolais with a bit more depth. Much lighter than the previous vintage.

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Grenache/Mourvèdre/Syrah/Cinsault/Counoise

Very bright, fresh cherry/strawberry. Reminds me of a Beaujolais with a bit more depth. Much lighter than the previous vintage.

love this.

post #19973 of 20671
Anybody been to Istria, Croatia? Hit up any good wineries?
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Originally Posted by djblisk View Post

Anybody been to Istria, Croatia? Hit up any good wineries?
Robert Benmosche, who used to run AIG, had a vineyard there.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Robert Benmosche, who used to run AIG, had a vineyard there.

and a grave.
post #19977 of 20671
we all gotta go sometime (and somewhere)
post #19978 of 20671
If you live on the West coast/have a Vons, Vons is doing their yearly 30% off wine sale, with 10% more if you buy 6 or more - they have Tablas Creek, some Ridge, Decoy, etc.
Edited by venividivicibj - 6/13/16 at 12:42pm
post #19979 of 20671
The Vons I checked out certainly did not have any Ridge or even Tablas Creek. Was tempted to buy a 1.75L of Bombay Sapphire but resisted.
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The Vons I checked out certainly did not have any Ridge or even Tablas Creek. Was tempted to buy a 1.75L of Bombay Sapphire but resisted.


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