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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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    Been loving that Lieu Dit since I tried it a couple years ago.
     
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    This is a Parker 100 and WS 94. Super deep purple in colour, very powerful but light in the mouth. Cassis, blackberry, licorice, chocolate, baking spices and orange rind. Really velvety and plush. If you see this on a wine list and want something powerful yet smooth this is your pick.

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    Had this today. Lots of spices coming through, chewy tannins, very easy to drink. Can tell this is Oregon and not California. Will improve with age.
     
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    Okay the theme this week is Chablis, Gruner, Pinot Grigio. I appreciated all the suggestions last week, again i am not really informed about good producers for the above and would love direction.
     
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  6. edmorel

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    Restocked my little kitchen wine fridge today:

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    It turns out that the former winemaker at Beaux Freres is the brother-in-law of someone I know pretty well. And according to my Facebook feed, the guy left Beaux Freres to start up his own husband-and-wife wine venture:

    http://hundredsunswine.com/

    They're taking early orders and shipping out their first batch ever in early April. No info to be found on any of these wines (other than the brother-in-law I know declaring them to be delicious). But I'm going to take a gamble not just as a personal favor but since $28 for Willamette Pinot ($42 for the single vineyard) seems like a good deal.
     
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  9. RedLantern

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    2010 Veglio Barbaresco from FP tonight. Surprised to see a significant amount of bricking - is it uncommon for a barbaresco to be showing bricking at 7 years?
     
  10. Piobaire

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    Not sure how he pulled this off but last night the three wine tasting flight for $20 was this:


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    The Ulysses 2012 is the first vintage on this project by Christian Moueix (Dominus.) Hard to believe but this is wine is ready to drink. Very full bodied and dense, blueberry, graphite, cassis and floral. Retailing for $180 or so. The Patricia Green was a stellar Oregon Pinot. The middle wine was an odd blend, like an American Super Tuscan.
     
  11. Piobaire

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    Anybody get in on the Mosel wines this week?
     
  12. venividivicibj

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    From fass? I'm out, but only because I already have 3+ cases of '15 Riesling. Supposed to be an epic vintage
     
  13. Piobaire

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    I need to buy more good Riesling.

    In other news next Saturday we're headed over to our elderly friend's place for lunch and to buy some of his wines. This could be expensive, but they were part of the group with us Friday night, and he indicated he wanted to sell us stuff at pennies on the acquisition price. It will be an interesting lunch.
     
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    Gofundme?
     
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    Is this the stash that includes some SQN that you mentioned in an earlier post? Good hunting.
     
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    Indeed. He also told me on Friday he has an inventory of BV de Latour Private Reserve and CdPs I need to look at. He has Amarones by the case such as several case vintages of Dal Forno Romano Vigneto di Monte Lodoletta (della Valpolicella). I might come home with nothing though...one never knows.
     
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    CdP's are always a favorite for me. Some stellar age worthy stuff for a fraction of the price of other more well liked Appellations in France.
     
  18. Piobaire

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    Mrs. Piob is a Grenache fiend so I'm sure I'll be coming home with some of those.
     
  19. Piobaire

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    Had this tonight. For a $20'ish dollar bottle this is a very good value.

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    Anyone ever tasted Chateau Kirwan? Wine Library has a pretty attractive futures price of $34.99 w/ free shipping for the Kirwan 14s. I've never bought en premier before but looked like a solid deal on 3rd growth juice from Margaux.
     

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