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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Omega Male

    Omega Male Senior Member

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    Denner scores very very well in this month's WS, right up there with Saxum, which I know will displease Pio. They also really liked the Tensley Colson Canyon -- I ordered a couple of cases of that last year on a friend's say so and looks like I owe him. Need to dig one out.
     

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Well, all in, I just dumped $1345 on three bottles of wine.
     

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    When we spent the afternoon at Denner what Andy was doing with Grenache was really interesting. For instance, he had two clay amphora, one uncoated and one coated with bee's wax. The taste between the two was distinctive with the uncoated more floral and delicate, the other more juicy and darker.

    Have you tried their 100% Carignan, Sacred Burro? Now, talk about juicy. Speaking of fads it felt like that grape was the "It" grape. Used to have a really bad rep due to huge quantities of it grown for jug wine in the Central Coast region.
     

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    All this Denner talk is making me thirsty.

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    Happy Friday y’all
     

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    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    Was that the whole allocation offered?
     

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Indeed. One three pack in Scarecrow wooden case. Will be at a dinner in April with the biggest fine wine distributor in the state and will talk to him about selling a bottle. Will update the thread.
     

  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    How long were you waiting on the list?
     

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Seven years.
     

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    This is from Ventoux, 80% grenache and 20% syrah. $40 at K&L, would say it drinks like at least twice that.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Very small producer. Around 2013 or 14 something happened in his wine making and suddenly everything was overly acidic and tart as hell. Not sure he's even still producing. This, however, was drinking incredibly.

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    Super small production cult Napa producer with two “gateway” wines from Rivers Marie.

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    Very nice!

    This is 95% syrah and 5% viognier, from the Hudson Vineyard. Very "Northern Rhone", dark and intense but still fresh.

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    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    From a few days ago.
    A burgundy, a bordeaux, a riesling and a rose

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    Zoo-Wee-Mama! As the kids probably don't say anymore.
     

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