The Official Wine Thread

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  1. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Heading out to buy this for tonite's dinner party.

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    Heading out to buy this for tonite's dinner party.

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    Looks tastey. Is that a Burgundy red?

    *he asks, trying to sound like he knows what the hell he's talking about*
     


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    which reminds me, Gigondas will have a bit more oomph than a similar CdP, be sure to decant that for a few hours.
     


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    Rhone


    Ahhh! Cheers! I really liked the Clos du Mont-Olivet, Font de Blanche a friend gave me a while back. It was a very warm and well rounded pour!

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    ^^^^^^^^^

    I'm pretty sure that's a single vineyard Cote du Rhone - nice.
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Pand-- Heading over to the wine shop out west tomorrow afternoon to taste a few wines and pick a few up. I'm really excited.
     


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    ^^^^^^^^^

    I'm pretty sure that's a single vineyard Cote du Rhone - nice.


    Well I did a quick google and this is what I came up with, which pretty much sums it really:

    It's a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, which also explains why I liked it so much as it has two of my favourite varitals in it.
     


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    Pand-- Heading over to the wine shop out west tomorrow afternoon to taste a few wines and pick a few up. I'm really excited.

    Sweet! Remember, it's from 1 to 4 ask for Candy and tell her Jason sent ya...heck I may even run into you there...

    Oh and the Cotes du Rhone pictured above came from there...I think it was something like $16.99 IIRC but no more than $19.99
     


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    Sweet! Remember, it's from 1 to 4 ask for Candy and tell her Jason sent ya...heck I may even run into you there...

    Oh and the Cotes du Rhone pictured above came from there...I think it was something like $16.99 IIRC but no more than $19.99



    Ooops Tomorrow is Friday so the tasting is 4 to 7...my bad...I'm usually around for the Saturday tasting.
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Sweet! Remember, it's from 1 to 4 ask for Candy and tell her Jason sent ya...heck I may even run into you there...

    Oh and the Cotes du Rhone pictured above came from there...I think it was something like $16.99 IIRC but no more than $19.99


    Cool. I'm looking forward to it! I'll be the fat kid in the chef's whites. [​IMG] JK. My dad and I love some bold red wines, and I'm ready to see the selection, considering how often you post those Spanish and South American wines. Everybody says they're a really great value lately while they try to get huge in the market, so I'm ready to see what happens.

    Edit: even better, 4-7 works better for me anyway. [​IMG]
     


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    Cool. I'm looking forward to it! I'll be the fat kid in the chef's whites. [​IMG] JK. My dad and I love some bold red wines, and I'm ready to see the selection, considering how often you post those Spanish and South American wines. Everybody says they're a really great value lately while they try to get huge in the market, so I'm ready to see what happens.

    Edit: even better, 4-7 works better for me anyway. [​IMG]


    Remember to talk to Candy. She spent several years in Spain. She'll hook you up!
     


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    in all likelyhood, the name of the vineyard is "'Font de Blanche", an interesting label for a Rhone wine. Usually I associate the Burgundies with labeling the vineyard (ex: Vosne-Romanee, La Romanee). Sounds nice for sub-$20, I've always ranked CdR high in the value plays.
     


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    I don't really know much about wine, but I had this bottle and enjoyed it over the weekend. 2003 Silverado Cab [​IMG]
     


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    I don't like the style of Grange or the other big Penfolds wines, which I think are overpriced and over rated. I certainly would not knowingly drink wine that has tannin (and who knows what other chemicals) added to it. There are much better shiraz and shiraz blends available for a better price.
     


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