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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

Tell your master of wine friends to get you overnoy. Never gonna happen for you but try it anyway.

WTF are you on about? Why don't you wander out of this thread, little man?
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Originally Posted by djblisk View Post

Any advice on cellaring time for the 2014 Sea Smokes? Mainly the Ten, Southing, and Chard

Not sure if anyone got back to you on this. I'm not up on the '14 vintage from that AVA but on general experience for the Pinots can start drinking three years out easily but they will be all fruit. Six to 10 years is probably going to be like the SS I recently had, still strong fruit, but some secondary characteristics emerging. I've only had one bottle of their Chard, some years ago, and was of the Cali butter/oak variety if I remember right; not really my thing. This might have changed with the new wine maker and changes in current wine style drift.
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^ are they still calling themselves the 'grand cru'? hehe

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I have scorned them since that time. "Get over yourselves," was my thought.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

WTF are you on about? Why don't you wander out of this thread, little man?

Thanks. I'm gonna stick around for a while, fatty.
post #20451 of 20674
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

Thanks. I'm gonna stick around for a while, fatty.

I have a ten inch drop vs. your six. I think we know who the fatty (and little) guy is. But do stick around; every village needs an idiot and it looks like we just got ours.
post #20452 of 20674
Picked up a few for tasting tomorrow and the sparkler was just to practice Champs service.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I have a ten inch drop vs. your six. I think we know who the fatty (and little) guy is. But do stick around; every village needs an idiot and it looks like we just got ours.

It's cute that you looked at my profile, fatty. I suppose you're the village internet stalker. Weird, but if that's what gets you off...
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It's cute that you looked at my profile, fatty. I suppose you're the village internet stalker. Weird, but if that's what gets you off...

Says the guy that just announced he plans to troll the thread. rolleyes.gif
post #20455 of 20674
Let me know how the fleurie is
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Will do. I'm contemplating ordering a case of various ones in for over the Xmas break. Such stellar QPR.

Just have to see how much room in the cellar is left after I gather up my stuff from Seattle. lol8[1].gif
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Originally Posted by CBrown85 View Post

Hard to turn down another cheapie with some age. $30CAD


This was terrible FYI. I'm thinking either I got a bad bottle or it was past it's prime.
post #20458 of 20674
Sucks man- at least it's not much of a sunk cost
Edited by venividivicibj - 10/15/16 at 7:35pm
post #20459 of 20674
Had a really drinkable Malbec from Mendoza last night but the use of new oak was a little heavy.
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Three recent ones (pictures pilfered):



I actually had the 2010; but I can't find a picture of it online, and I'm too lazy to take my own. Edi Kante is another of Kermit Lynch's Italian producers, located in the Carso in Friuli. He's a white wine specialist (Vitovska, Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay), but he also makes a red blend and this varietal Terrano. I was told that Terrano was a clone of Refosco -- it's sometimes called Refosco d'Istria -- but according to both the Ian D'Agata Italian grapes book and the Jancis Robinson grapes book, it's not. Apparently, Refosco is another one of those glorious messes like Trebbiano and Malvasia, where there are lots of related and unrelated grape varieties that go by the name. In any event, this wine seems to fill the same sort of role as Cru Beaujolais -- tart, grapey, perfect with food. I liked it enough that I went back and bought more, which is pretty unusual for me.

As an aside, Edi Kante also produces traditional sparkling wines, both bianco from Chardonnay and Malvasia and rosato from Pinot Nero. The bianco is good, but the rosato is fantastic. I don't know if it's a trend in Italy or that the importers or local merchants are simply cherry-picking the best stuff, but I have had a number of really excellent Italian sparkling wines from non-traditional areas over the past year or two; and the Edi Kante rosato is one of them.




Donatella Cinelli Colombini is a small producer in Montalcino. I had had a bottle of her Prime Donna Brunello di Montalcino last year, and it was really good; so I picked up the Rosso when I saw it in the hopes that it would represent a more economical alternative. I thought it was good, with classic Sangiovese typicity (cherry fruit, high acid, high tannin) and not overwhelmed by oak. It was a bit too plummy for my taste, but I still liked it overall.



DomaineFaury is another Kermit Lunch producer, on the budget end of things, at least compared to other Northern Rhone producers that I see. I had had the St. Joseph previously and loved it and wanted to try the Côte-Rôtie. This was excellent -- violets and black pepper, medium-bodied, moderate-plus acidity. Now I want to try their Condrieu, which can also be found in my market..
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