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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Yeah but I think it's more of a "which one do you prefer" sort of thing.

    to which my answer is "yes"
     


  2. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    speaking of Bordeaux, I did some study a few weeks ago on the soil composition and root depths of the Bordeaux region. Huge differences between right bank and left bank, we're talking 20-23 ft deep in the gravely left bank and 4-5 ft. deep in the clay-ish right bank. I think Petrus is pushing an average of 4 ft in roots per vine.
     


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    For Ontario SFers who may not already know, 2008 Bordeaux futures are currently available for pre-order here. They're selling out quickly, but it sounds like a fantastic vintage. And thanks to the global economic crisis, the prices are great.
     


  4. PandArts

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    to which my answer is "yes"

    LOL! Good answer!

    speaking of Bordeaux, I did some study a few weeks ago on the soil composition and root depths of the Bordeaux region. Huge differences between right bank and left bank, we're talking 20-23 ft deep in the gravely left bank and 4-5 ft. deep in the clay-ish right bank. I think Petrus is pushing an average of 4 ft in roots per vine.


    Hmmmm, very interesting! Would that be why Cab Sav grows better in the Left Bank and Merlot in the Right? n00b question I know but gotta start somewhere [​IMG]
     


  5. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Hmmmm, very interesting! Would that be why Cab Sav grows better in the Left Bank and Merlot in the Right? n00b question I know but gotta start somewhere [​IMG]

    Soil comp. is a major reason (and perhaps THE reason) why they have the different varietals in the different banks.

    what I don't know, however, is how much root vigor plays into the equation. Scientists have proven that root depth has no impact on the ability to produce great wine (and I know great cab can be produced with very shallow roots), so I can't really comment on Cab's ability in the right bank.
     


  6. audiophilia

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    For Ontario SFers who may not already know, 2008 Bordeaux futures are currently available for pre-order here. They're selling out quickly, but it sounds like a fantastic vintage. And thanks to the global economic crisis, the prices are great.


    Thanks.

    Pand, your tasting looks like it was a lot of fun. Would like to try that Lumos.
     


  7. PandArts

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    Pand, your tasting looks like it was a lot of fun. Would like to try that Lumos.

    Let me tell you that PN was second only to the Cab Franc for me in the reds! 2006 was the year for big grapes in Oregon as opposed the the overly wet 2007.

    I'm toying with taking a bottle home tonight so that I can taste more than 10% of a mouthful! [​IMG]

    I have to spit while on the clock but I usually sneak 10% so I can get a better feel for the back palate and finish [​IMG]
     


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    Just grabbed a Phelps Innisfree Cab for dinner tomorrow nite.

    Some Lohr and Kenwood at a local restaurant tonite.
     


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  10. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Sounds awesome Pand. Wish I had been to Just Grapes when I was still in Chicago. When I come back for graduation, I'll come in and you'll have to give me a tour.
    There are some seriously good wines coming out of Williamette (damnit) Valley.
     


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    Enjoyed this bottle last night with the GF.

    [​IMG]

    Not my pic, too lazy to get the camera.
     


  12. audiophilia

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    ^^^

    Think they have this at the LCBO.

    Supposed to be excellent.
     


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    ^^^

    Think they have this at the LCBO.

    Supposed to be excellent.


    They have the 2007.

    My sister just bought me a bottle of the following for my birthday:

    [​IMG]
     


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    Wyndham Estate George Wyndham Founder's Reserve 2005 Shiraz


    I sampled this a few weeks ago, but never posted my thoughts as I was generally unimpressed with this offering. I didn't jot down any tasting notes, but the wine simply lacked the depth of flavour I thought it should have for the acclaim that it was receiving. At $22.99, it was still a decent value based on the other options at the vintages section of the LCBO. 86/100.
     


  15. PandArts

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    Sounds awesome Pand. Wish I had been to Just Grapes when I was still in Chicago. When I come back for graduation, I'll come in and you'll have to give me a tour.
    There are some seriously good wines coming out of Williamette (damnit) Valley.


    Kwilk I'd love to have by. I tried to get a job at my local shop, Marion St. Cheese Market but there just weren't any openings. Blessing really if you think about it as I'm now learning about wine from one of only a handful Court of Masters Sommeliers in the country! In just two short weeks my knowledge and understanding of wine has doubled.
     


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