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Sorry

I hope you've noticed my average age of Left Coast Pinots is up to about four years and growing. Don't forget, unlike Petrus, my family has not been keeping cellars full of first growths since before there was the classification system.
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I had a bottle of Yves Leccia Patromonio Blanc. From Corsica, a very nice wine. Drank it with butternut squash soup and pork belly.

Matt, have you ever had any of the patrimonio reds that Kermit carries? I've always wanted to try them as his descriptions make them sound delicious.
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Matt, have you ever had any of the patrimonio reds that Kermit carries? I've always wanted to try them as his descriptions make them sound delicious.
I have. I prefer the whites, as I think they suit white dishes which are quite rich without going to a sort of insipid red, which often happens. The reds are tougher to place for me, as I generally prefer southern rhones and Languedocs if I am looking for a slightly coarse red with a lot of herbal notes. Nice, though.
post #8044 of 18231
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I have. I prefer the whites, as I think they suit white dishes which are quite rich without going to a sort of insipid red, which often happens. The reds are tougher to place for me, as I generally prefer southern rhones and Languedocs if I am looking for a slightly coarse red with a lot of herbal notes. Nice, though.

You would be proud of how many Frenchy wines I recently tasted and how much more of France I know. I always knew I knew next to nothing about French wine and now I know that was an underestimation.
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The reds are tougher to place for me, as I generally prefer southern rhones and Languedocs

which AOC's for the Languedoc? I rarely see anything beyond Corbières, but perhaps I haven't been looking enough.
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which AOC's for the Languedoc? I rarely see anything beyond Corbières, but perhaps I haven't been looking enough.
Corbieres, Faugeres, Saint-Chinian (Mas Champart is excellent here,) Coteaux de Languedoc. I find Minervois to be generally not good, but I am sure there are exceptions.
post #8047 of 18231
anyone else sick of Spanish wine? I torched my palate with the stuff the last year or so (I drank about 8 cases of Juan Gil, 2 cases of Clio) and after drinking my last bottle of Clio last night, I'm going on a 1 year vacation from Spain.
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I have never been able to enjoy Spanish wine.
post #8049 of 18231
I like Portugal a little more than Spain, but I still drink them rarely. In fact, the last Spanish red I can remember was at a tasting at Z's.

the lone exception is Albarino, which I really enjoy. Or even Verdejo (both are white).
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I like Portugal a little more than Spain, but I still drink them rarely. In fact, the last Spanish red I can remember was at a tasting at Z's.

the lone exception is Albarino, which I really enjoy. Or even Verdejo (both are white).

Is this the Spanish equivalent of Portugal's Verdelho?

Having seared scallops tonight. Anyone see a problem pairing it with Far Niente Chardonnay Estate Bottled? Should I go SB instead of Chard?
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Having seared scallops tonight. Anyone see a problem pairing it with Far Niente Chardonnay Estate Bottled? Should I go SB instead of Chard?

That FN Chard is very good, but it's a typical oaky, buttery Cali Chard. If you like that (and I do, from time to time) it's a very good one. I don't think the oaky/buttery was too overdone on the ones I had, but it's definitely in that style IIRC.
post #8052 of 18231
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That FN Chard is very good, but it's a typical oaky, buttery Cali Chard. If you like that (and I do, from time to time) it's a very good one. I don't think the oaky/buttery was too overdone on the ones I had, but it's definitely in that style IIRC.

Agreed. However, when I first tried it a few weeks ago, it has a surprising acidity for this style Chard. I figure the acid and buttery should go well with the beurre blanc sauce I plan to make.
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Is this the Spanish equivalent of Portugal's Verdelho?

No, different grape. Verdelho is used mostly in Madiera, perhaps in a few other countries as well. I think it's also grown in Spain, but it's called something else (and no, it's not called Verdejo).
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It's called Verdello in Spain, which is apparently different from the Verdello grown in Italy.
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No, different grape. Verdelho is used mostly in Madiera, perhaps in a few other countries as well. I think it's also grown in Spain, but it's called something else (and no, it's not called Verdejo).

Apparently they make a white wine in Portugal out of Verdelho, grown in the Douro valley.

Yes, it is used in Madiera. The main four graps there are not only Verdelho, but Sercial and Bual and Malmsey, with the first two being dry and fortified and the last two being sweet and fortified.

Yes, I have been doing too much wine study lately.
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