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post #196 of 246
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

This wasn't bad at all for $13


Since the time I first posted this a few months ago I have gotten a couple cases of it. I think it is a excellent wine and for about $125 a case and it makes a perfect everyday drinker. I bought it at the recommendation of gomestar who told me for good value reds to look at Corbiere, and Languedoc region. As I have had a chance to drink a bunch of it I have a much better sense of it. It is a bit gamey on the nose, not as much as a Bandol, but there nonetheless, a bit spicy and has a bit of tannins at the finish, which I like. I have had some other Corbieres and while I can't remember the producer they were imports by Jenny & Francois. IMO, this Kermit Lynch import beats them in the balance game (the J&F were way too spicy) and this one is about half the price. My only gripe with it is that it does not hold well after being opened. About 6 hours you can really tell the difference in flavor. 24 hours later I find it to be undrinkable. This meant that every time you pop one open you have to be ready to finish it. Much more expensive wines from both the Rhone Valley and Bourdeaux I have found to improve after 24 hours after being opened. I guess you can't have it all for about $10.50 a bottle.
post #197 of 246
No pics, but I picked up a Chateau Monrepos (sp?) 2009 for $11. It was a really good daily bord, imo. Tannins were a bit harsh, but it was expected for the year/price.
Edited by patrickBOOTH - 11/2/11 at 12:35pm
post #198 of 246
I really enjoyed this $10 red:

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and this $30 white:

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post #199 of 246
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

I really enjoyed this $10 red:

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This is indeed good stuff. Haven't tried the white, but since I know it was a Matt recommendation, I have to assume that I'd blindly love it, even if I disliked it.
post #200 of 246
Matt speaks sommeliese. He was our ambassador.
post #201 of 246
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Cascina Fèipu Dei Massaretti is the name of the other Pigato is had tried. It is also very good, but a bit less interesting than the one we had at Mozza.
post #202 of 246
That one inspired me to start writing down what I like about the wines I like. I'll try the other when it's convenient.
post #203 of 246
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

Matt speaks sommeliese. He was our ambassador.

No homo, but I love Matt's appreciation for wine, which is pretty unique (especially on the internet) and interesting. It is truly all about appreciation and is based in the rituals of the table. It's not about knowing what the aspect of La Tache is and it isn't about why the diurnal shift of a region has an impact on the wine. It is just about drinking it for what it is and loving it for that, and while not "making it simple" it is about demystifying it.

/Matt LoveFest
post #204 of 246
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

This is indeed good stuff. Haven't tried the white, but since I know it was a Matt recommendation, I have to assume that I'd blindly love it, even if I disliked it.
this is funny. And true. But mostly funny.
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

That one inspired me to start writing down what I like about the wines I like. I'll try the other when it's convenient.
I used to do this when I was first learning about wine. Then for the last two years I've taken a "fuck writing down shit" attitude. And now that I believe I know a lot more about what I think about wine (if that makes sense), I might start keeping some notes again when it comes to specific sub-regions; i.e., Vosne-Romanee vineyard X producer Y, and then later I'll compare it to my thoughts of vineyard Z producer Y, or maybe vineyard X producer Y, all while thinking about vintage vs. vintage, if that makes sense. I guess in the end (not to suggest that I am anywhere close to an end, if there is an end) once a few key distinctions are really understood - like NZ Pinot vs. French Pinot vs. Cali Pinot, or Napa vs. Bordeaux vs. Italy with Cabernet - one can focus on the very interesting things like the differences in taste and texture between a typical Nuits St. George and Vosne-Romanee, or a Nebbiolo from a low-altitude vineyard in Barolo vs. a higher altitude vineyard in Barolo. Not that this is necessary or important in any way at all, but it's simply my thoughts at this very moment.


also of my thoughts: that Columbia Crest is a bit like the Italian Citra wine logo but with a Klansman dancing at the top of it (I know it's a horse, but my first thought was Klansman. Thanks, $7.95/hr. Columbia Crest marketing major)
post #205 of 246
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

also of my thoughts: that Columbia Crest is a bit like the Italian Citra wine logo but with a Klansman dancing at the top of it (I know it's a horse, but my first thought was Klansman. Thanks, $7.95/hr. Columbia Crest marketing major)

Looks to me like a menstrual Rorschach with a murdered Pegasus sprawled out across the top.

Also, noticed that they have 2002 Musar at the government wine store in Philly. I wouldn't have even noticed it ($40 wine from Lebanon--wut?) but I know kwilk raves about it. Vaguely tempted, but am sticking to my New Years resolution of drinking cheaper wines.
post #206 of 246
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Looks to me like a menstrual Rorschach with a murdered Pegasus sprawled out across the top.

racist
post #207 of 246
You're both wrong:

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post #208 of 246
and here I thought my childhood was kind of lame
post #209 of 246
My parents met in the Gilbert + Sullivan Players in NYC.
post #210 of 246
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Also, noticed that they have 2002 Musar at the government wine store in Philly. I wouldn't have even noticed it ($40 wine from Lebanon--wut?) but I know kwilk raves about it. Vaguely tempted, but am sticking to my New Years resolution of drinking cheaper wines.
Haven't personally tasted the 02 vintage, but have heard good things from a few people I trust. Although, no offense to Big Government intended, the simple fact that it's available at a Philly wine store makes me think it must not be that great redface.gif
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