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The Official Wine Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by audiophilia, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Paired this with a prime ribeye dinner, 130 perfect medium rare. What a great combo. When decanted the wine was brilliant ruby, vibrant with no bricking. I let it air out for about 30 minutes and just the very slightest bricking when I poured. White pepper, pencil lead, old leather, tobacco, and a light cherry. Tannins disappeared with the steak fat, and while it was bone dry, just so drinkable. Notable the lack of dill, vanilla, etc. that so many Riojas have from heavy use of new US oak.

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  2. sfo423

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    One good, one pass from last night's dinner party.

    I opened a mag of '07 Leonardini Family Pinot. Very balanced, understated bottle.

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    The host opened his 'book' of Cherry Pie Pinot's. Should be re-named cherry bomb! Very jammy 15.5 pecenter! I don't get it....Jayson Woodbridge is no amateur, but it seems to fall along the lines of wine as a cocktail vs. something to be enjoyed with food (California marketing).

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  3. b1os

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    Feudi di San Gregorio Campanaro 2012. Quite oaky, good amount of minerality, well balanced, good body. Good stuff. Not sure if better than the bottle I had half a year ago or so, but definitely not worse.

    Not my pic. Frosted bottle.

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  4. djblisk

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    How is the 2009 Muga?

    The 2006 is fantastic as we all know.
     
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  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    The 09 is going to sleep for a few years and sadly I have no more 06.
     
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    Still have a half a case. Going fast.
     
  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Jelly. It's so eff'ing good.
     
  8. coolpapa

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    A couple of wines from the weekend:
    1995 La Mission Haut Brion. This was on the lighter side, balanced, but a bit flabby and not really exceptional. I have a few more and will see if they get any more interesting with age, but this was kind of disappointing.

    2005 Rochioli Little Hill Pinot Noir: interesting aromatically right out of the bottle with five spice, cherry, and tea, but in the mouth surprisingly primary at ~12 years old. Lacks balance on the palate with little acid or tannin to counter the fruit.
     
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  9. DaveCPA

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    Do any of you guys age wines for a considerable period? We bought a couple 2010 bottles (wedding year) and planned to age them to 10 years and 15 years.
     
  10. dwlbu

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    Yes, but if you plan to actually enjoy the wines and not have to dump them down the drain, you should look to acquire a climate controlled wine fridge. Unless you have a humid basement that hovers around 55-60 degrees year round. Otherwise you are likely wasting your time.

    Generally speaking Bordeaux wines are known to age longer than most reds, and 2010 happened to be a phenomenal vintage. If you end up with a safe place to store, I'd suggest seeking out a few high quality bordeauxs in the $50+ range that could be a real treat even in 20+ years if stored properly.
    Spain and Italy also had good vintages that year - wines from Rioja (Spain) and Tuscany & Piedmont (Italy) provide excellent ageability and would also be worth a look.

    Hope this helps!
     
  11. dwlbu

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    Ya my total wine has the same sale going on except they don't stock anything from Alto Moncayo :-/

    Their sale prices on all the Muga offerings tend to be pretty attractive
     
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  12. djblisk

    djblisk Well-Known Member

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    How much was the Muga?
     
  13. dwlbu

    dwlbu Well-Known Member

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    $30.24 for the seleccion especial 2010
    $39.19 for 06 prado enea

    This is at the Greenville SC store. These seem to be well below the average price in cellar tracker, which is exclusively what I use to judge if wine is a good deal or not.
     
  14. venividivicibj

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    Schafer Frohlic Trocken Riesling yesterday.

    Really nice- seems more semi dry than dry, but very nice
     
  15. Piobaire

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    Feinherb!
     
  16. Newcomer

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    Does anyone know when Full Pull will start shipping again?
     
  17. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    I got a delivery last week.
     
  18. jcman311

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    I was amazed when Bedrock sent me a shipment notice yesterday. They are on that shipping window forecast! (unseasonably warm around here for a good 2 week span)
     
  19. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    You can always email and ask to ship too
     
  20. Newcomer

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    I shot them an e-mail. I asked a few weeks ago, and they indicated that the window was closed. But I am starting to think that the closure was primarily attributed to the big freeze - that has since passed.
     

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