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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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    I know nothing of wines.

    Is this winery any good.

    This is just one of their wines.

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    I've not had any of their wines, but a two minute cruise of WS shows them to be a good QPR (quality to price ratio). Good drinkable wines at a modest price.
     
  2. audiophilia

    audiophilia Well-Known Member

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    A very fine Pinot. Lots of great fruit, but even better was the elegant structure. Not too much on the back end and I would love to taste this after an hour decant, but the sophistication remained. Strawberry and cherry in balance. I preferred the cheaper Oregon Maysara which has more character but not as much elegance. But, I think it'd be pretty difficult to ruffle the Bello Glos' feathers.

    Recommended.

    $50.00

    92/100

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  3. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    Did you go buy any of those wines I PM'ed gome, before the price went up?
    nah, work keeps me in until well past the stores usually close. I looked at the 2 stores I tend to frequent but they didn't have them and I didn't have the time to do a search around the city. But I'll be having some wine tonight...
     
  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Big tailgate since noon. Just got home. To compliment the smoked brisket I brought, I had a magnum of Novy Family Syrah, a 750 or Caldwell PN, and a red blend, Haute Taubee. What a great time. Wish I could give you some poetic notes and a score, but alas, was just a great time.
     
  5. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Grands EhÃ[​IMG]zeaux Grand Cru 1996
    Diebolt Vallois Cramant Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne
     
  6. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    And dinner at Johnny's restaurant tonight. Fantastic.

    Reviews and thoughts on the wines from yesterday to come sometime tomorrow.
     
  7. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Grands EchÃ[​IMG]zeaux Grand Cru 1996 (Burgundy):

    I ordered this wine for dinner at Daniel on Saturday night. I find that pinot noir is always a fine option as it is one of the more versatile wines around. This was correct as it was a fine pairing with the variety of courses, the largest of which were the butter poached Abalone and the main entree, a trio of veal (including sweet breads, tenderloin, and cheek).

    It can be very easy to discount a burgundy upon tasting. I have certainly fallen victim to this myself, and nearly did again. The initial palate I noticed was indeed very burgundian - stewed cherries, an acidic backbone, and little bit of that general "earthyness" that is expected. Paired with superb balance, well integrated and supple tannins, it would have been easy to tag this as a great wine and then move on. But that would have been a mistake. Over the course of the evening, the wine evolved into something that is easy to read about but rare to experience. Multiple layers of flavor emerged and they were sensational - crushed autumn leaves, an unlit cigar, rocky cold soil. They were subtle, mind you, very subtle. But to experience the true terroire was magnificent. It was a pleasure I hope to repeat in the near future.
     
  8. joopie

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    Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Grands EchÃ[​IMG]zeaux Grand Cru 1996 (Burgundy):

    I ordered this wine for dinner at Daniel on Saturday night. I find that pinot noir is always a fine option as it is one of the more versatile wines around. This was correct as it was a fine pairing with the variety of courses, the largest of which were the butter poached Abalone and the main entree, a trio of veal (including sweet breads, tenderloin, and cheek).

    It can be very easy to discount a burgundy upon tasting. I have certainly fallen victim to this myself, and nearly did again. The initial palate I noticed was indeed very burgundian - stewed cherries, an acidic backbone, and little bit of that general "earthyness" that is expected. Paired with superb balance, well integrated and supple tannins, it would have been easy to tag this as a great wine and then move on. But that would have been a mistake. Over the course of the evening, the wine evolved into something that is easy to read about but rare to experience. Multiple layers of flavor emerged and they were sensational - crushed autumn leaves, an unlit cigar, rocky cold soil. They were subtle, mind you, very subtle. But to experience the true terroire was magnificent. It was a pleasure I hope to repeat in the near future.


    But beauty comes at a price, unfortunately. Had a 1999 Charmes-Chambertin from Dugat-Py recently, very interesting though still a bit young.
     
  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Btw Gome, forgot to give you kudos on the write up. You have much better access in NYC than I do to Frenchies [​IMG]
     
  10. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    Btw Gome, forgot to give you kudos on the write up. You have much better access in NYC than I do to Frenchies [​IMG]

    It really was a magnificent wine. Only a once in a while experience.

    But two things:
    - you will have access when you eat at KWilk's place
    - I will make sure you have access if you ever ponder over to the NYC area

    a shame, KL just had the 2006 vintage of the same wine on sale for $120-ish. Alan Meadows score of 91-94, which is excellent. But I don't see it listed any more [​IMG]
     
  11. PandArts

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    2007 Kunin Wines, "westside" Zinfandel, Paso Robles

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    Bright ruby red in colour with huge spice and dark fruits on the nose with subtle notes of wet river rocks and white(?) pepper. This is a big hearted zin (with an abv of 15.6%) that fills the mouth with rich jammy fruits (but no where near a fruit bomb). It's has a great structure to it with lovely warm and supple tannins and soul soothing earth and spice box tones that kick off a luscious and loooong finish with ribbons of spicy dark chocolate running through the middle! All in all, this is an extremely approachable zin for those new to the varietal yet big and complex enough for the season zin drinker. At $24.50 it's not to bad on the wallet either.


    I have a ton more vinos that I've consumed in my long absence and I will certainly try to get them all posted but it is a task and with T-Day upon us I'll have a whole bunch more to tackle!
     
  12. gomestar

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    For the next two days. The shiraz is for tonight, the Ridge and BN are for dinner at a friend's place tomorrow:

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  13. InspectorGadget

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    still a noob but the red menage a trois is a decent pick up for $14
     
  14. Piobaire

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    06 Martinelli PN for dinner. I had skirt steak, she had kobe. Went nice.

    Now, sipping 05 RRV ME PN. Life is good.
     
  15. kabert

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    1994 BV Georges de Latour cab with T-giving dinner. Aging very well.

    Tonight, 2006 Pride cabernet. Very tasty and almost sweet.
     
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    Tonight, 2006 Pride cabernet. Very tasty and almost sweet.
    Great wine. The pride family are customers of mine and I'm going to be visiting them over the summer. I have to admit, I'm pretty pumped.
     
  17. audiophilia

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    The Ducky is from its single vineyard, the 15 acre Patzimaro. Bothe bottles are decanting. Will report after dinner. Well, we've had a sniffer of the Tawse, our fav Canadian wine. This Cab Franc is fab. Having and old school Beef Bourgignon for a small dinner party. One of my wife's specialties. Need a couple of big wines. These two will do just fine. [​IMG]
     
  18. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    this:
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    consumed with this:
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  19. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    audio - nice wines. I'm a big cab franc fan, especially from France. Also, Carr's crackers are the best.
     
  20. Dburr

    Dburr Well-Known Member

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    I know nothing of wines.

    Is this winery any good.

    This is just one of their wines.

    [​IMG]

    I'm very familiar with their Zins which are consistently excellent.
     

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