The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Good? Bad? Indifferent?

    How's the nose on that Butt Light?

    Good. Not spectacular, but a nice drinking wine.
     


  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Get out of my thread.
    How dare you. [​IMG]
    Good? Bad? Indifferent?

    How's the nose on that Butt Light?


    The nose is a little bit like watered down respectable beer. Like.... take a decent beer and dilute it in 5 parts water to one part good beer, and then let it sit in the sun for a few days. Then refrigerate it until cold so all flavor is gone and it is thusly easily consumed alcohol, which, HEY, just happens to be wha tI need right meow.
     


  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Get out of my thread.
    This is not your official thread. It belongs to audiophilia.
     


  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    This is not your official thread. It belongs to audiophilia.

    Proxy war. It's mine now.
     


  5. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    But DAMN, after tax and shipping its $245 a bottle (Shipping's free if you buy six they tell me) [​IMG] .

    It'll make for one hella 60th birthday party (in about 12 years) though right.


    $245 a bottle [​IMG]

    Bud Light.

    if you're going to do large corporation beer, at least do Sam Adams' Summer Ale
     


  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Any special bottles planned for this weekend? Not special, but planning to bring a couple bottles of my Cep rose to a BBQ (and some of my smoked ribs) and considering popping one of my cult cabs.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    nothing particularly special planned, but who knows.
     


  8. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    Similar to Gome... but I also just came down with a cold so my weekend may be screwed... and just in time to spend the next two weeks in airports and hotels on business. [​IMG]
     


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    Finally moved to the bay area. Where to begin.......
     


  10. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Finally moved to the bay area. Where to begin.......

    Sonoma. Free tasting rooms. Nice people. Less attitude.
     


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    Soave tends to have slightly more body than acidity compared to things like a steely Sancerre, though I have had one or two that came off as flabby.


    Soave doesn't travel well. It needs to be cellared for a while before drinking. Its a little like the white wines from the Haute Savoie in this respect.
     


  12. Serg

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    Sonoma. Free tasting rooms. Nice people. Less attitude.

    Agree with that. Although I've been to some off season private stuff in that I really enjoyed NAPA. Paso was cool too.

    Best Wine stores near south bay? K&L?
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    2008 Karl Pfaffmann Chardonnay Kabinett trocken (Germany, Pfalz)

    Edit: A quick tasting note. Zero oak, minerals present, nice acid, lots of ripe peach on the palate. Went well with the pesto shrimp and at $15, a nice QPR. Would have really liked if it had just a kiss of oak. I'm not a "zero oak" fan...almost as much as I'm not an oak monster fan.
     


  14. audiophilia

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    An excellent $24 wine. Has the tenets of a much more expensive Napa Cab. Highly recommended.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Cary Grant Senior member

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    A tempranillo last night: Dominio de Atauta Ribera del Duero 2005

    As tempranillos go, this one is very "old world" in style with plenty of prune, dried raisin, dried dark cherry on the nose and palate. I'd guess it likely coems from old vines. Pretty strongly tannic, acid on the higher side and fairly pronounce alcohol. Strong minerality... long finish.
     


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