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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Eric Michael

    Eric Michael Senior member

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    The government is just killing us- such a shame.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This any good? This girl I'm seeing leaves it on her shelf as a decoration.

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  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Small producer. Lively acid, good fruit, but tannins telling me drink up.


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    This is one of my all time favorite vintages of this wine.
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oldest Mondavi I've had recently was the 1987, which turned out to be the best from that decade. (On release, I though the '85 would be the clear winner, and it was great in its youth and early middle age, but dried out early.) The '87 is still alive an elegant, but faded and very tertiary. I like it, but it's kind of a "cheese wine" at this point.

    The 1990s vintages are mostly all great right now, but they've peaked and won't get better. If you have any, make a plan and drink them. Generally well priced, too.
     
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  6. CBrown85

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    Where do you get bottles that old? Are there local stores or have you been keeping them since their release?
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've bought a lot on release, it's one of my favorite wines and always has been. But it also turns up frequently on the secondary market at very reasonable prices.
     
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    Are you allowed to say that? If you do you must say it in French too!!!!
     
  9. Medwed

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    Try auctions. I bought all my really old wines at wine auctions. That way you get to try what you want often and 1/3 of retail. I would be careful though with really old wines. I purchased many 60s and 70s French Bordeaux vintages and they mostly have been underwhelming. Perhaps there are some exceptional wine from particular producer that are worth a try. My exp. taught me to stay away from very old wines. I would not consider anything older than say 1990. Then I read a long article about vintage wines that explained that they were made differently those days and really were rough when young and required long maturation to mellow out. Modern wines, say from 90s and up do not require long time in the cellar and best to be drank sooner. I think 10-15 years were max for modern wines then they don't get any better, the article stated.
     
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  10. alexg

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    Tried Clos Rougeard for the first time tonight. Pretty damn good, I can see the hype.
     
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  12. RedLantern

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    Tonight the 2014 "The Jack" Syrah, from Saviah Cellars. Probably some of the FP members on here have some at home or on order. Pretty complex and very nice QPR
     
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  13. venividivicibj

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    Was going to try it next week - you going to re-order?
     
  14. RedLantern

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    I've got a ton of "drink now" inexpensive Syrah and Rhone blends in my cellar right now, plus I've got a couple more bottles, so probably not. But for someone in need or want of some good "weeknight" Syrah, I'd say go for it!
     
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    nvm
     
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  16. RedLantern

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    Bought my first wine at auction (online)!

    2011 Milz-Laurentiushof Leiterchen Feinherb Erste Lage

    N.V. Marie Demets Brut Tradition, 1.5ltr

    1999 Leonetti Cellar Columbia Valley Merlot

    1997 Domaine du Colombier Hermitage

    2009 Cayuse En Cerise Vineyard Syrah


    Champs I bought to bring to a NYE party

    Leonetti I bought cause I've never had anything from Leonetti and I hear that the turn of the century stuff from the good WA producers is noteworthy. Also it will be the oldest red wine I've consumed.

    I have the 2011 and 2012 Columbier Hermitage from FP, so I figured it would be cool to have a mature one as well

    Cayuse because, why not? Never had it, never going to get any unless at auction anyhow.
     
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  17. venividivicibj

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    Very meaty with dark fruits not very tannic- - from full pull.
     
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  18. Piobaire

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    Let us know if that feinherb is bone dry. ;)
     
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    Yeah, had to see what the brouhaha is all about!
     
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  20. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    Handed off a case of what should be daily drinkers to my girlfriend to take home (I'm at school 5 hours away): half a case of the San Felice Chianti and half of a case of Chateau Toulon red blend (both from FP). I have a half case of the 2010 Torre Oria and a half case of that Italian Rose. Hopefully they'll be in before I leave for Thanksgiving so I can take them home with me. I think I might put together a case of the stuff that absolutely isn't ready to drink for at least a few years and put them in a wine locker when I go home for Thanksgiving too (things like La Rata, Figgins, Cameron, etc.)

    Also was at the Greenbrier again last weekend. Wine list is awesome there, but we only had one seated dinner while I was there due to our alma mater playing at 8 PM on Saturday. Ordered the '03 Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia again, and it was a hit. Luckily the somm came back to ask if I ordered the '03 or the '73, or else two bottles of that would have left a significantly different bill.

    edit: remembered a lot of details wrong, rechecked and fixed. Heredia, and '03, not '13, which obviously hasn't been released yet
     
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