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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Principle

    Principle Senior member

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    Testable Riesling Thursday

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    Some thoughts: I think for a novice I get a lot more out of tasting one varietal and all of its manifestations rather than all testable reds. There are people in the group who are testing so I completely understand the need for being broad, however. I think the Alsatian Grand Cru stood out amongst the several off dry Mosel kabinetts, not for the sake of quality, although that's to be expected to some extent, but because the fruit forward aroma, high acid and high sugar content in repition. I think there were some really excellent examples of German producers here and I'm very happy to have participated this night.
     
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  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Very nice and wish I could find a tasting group like that.
     
  3. Piobaire

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    Last Friday the somm where we were at had this really nice, well made, well finished wine key that was a combo worm gear + Ah So. It was pretty cool. There was a package today addressed to Mrs. Piob. After she opened the package she handed me this. :slayer:


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  4. Principle

    Principle Senior member

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    Piob you probably have a local somm guild especially if you live in a metropolitan area.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've always like this producer. This tastes a few notches older than it is. Excellent for $19[​IMG]
     
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  6. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Dont know if you guys have ever seen this series (they have 6 seasons I think)

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    Not necessarily interested in whether they get it right or wrong, but rather their thought process on why different regions//narrowing down varietals etc.

    Also fun to see every few episodes when everyone gets thrown off and gets it all wrong.
     
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  7. Principle

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    I saw a few episode of this trying to get myself psyched up the other day!
     
  8. Canadianguy

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    Birthday wine for wife's bday:

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    Delicious rich figgy/cherry character with balancing acidity. Highly recommended.
     
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  9. tifosi

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    My wife and I opened this on Saturday evening and really enjoyed it. Decanted for 4 hours and it was really nice.

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  12. Piobaire

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    Had this last night. Nice bottle in general but I think great QPR. Nice balanced Pinot from a bit cooler growing region.

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  14. venividivicibj

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    Gonna have one this week and then try one every 6 months or so to track the development
     
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    More of an off dry, good acidity balances it out.
     
  16. Krish the Fish

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    What's the word on the Leonetti's? Prices are steep, especially for the Bordeaux blend and the Cabernet, but are they worth the $$$ or should I be looking toward something else to fill the high end of my cellar?
     
  17. venividivicibj

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    ^ I'm passing. If you're going to do a well known American to get a vertical of, I'd do Ridge Montebello.
     
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  18. Piobaire

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    I've not priced them so what sort of dollars are we talking? Might be worth checking out L'Venture for Bordeaux blends around $80-90 that are age worthy.
     
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    Did I talk about having a bottle of the inaugural Figgins?
     

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