The Official Wine Thread

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  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    No, today is Alsace, the Jura and Savoie.

    The four noble white grapes please, and the only noble red permitted.

    What are the plains at the base of the Vosges composed of?


    riesling, gewurtz, pinot gris, and muscat?

    not sure of the soils, I only know Italy and Champagne for the most part.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    how about this for alsace - name a producer with a grand cru status wine that refuses to put grand cru on their label.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Soils are:

    High vineyards schist, granite and volcanic sediment
    Vineyards at the mountain's base are limestone
    Plains are richer clay and alluvial

    No idea about the label.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    trimbach (hint: you could have used SF search).

    Limestone is good soils for wines. It's great for draining water in times of heavy rain yet it will retain an ideal amount for the vines in a dry spell.
     
  5. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I am thoroughly creeped out by this thread now.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I am thoroughly creeped out by this thread now.

    Register for your class, get your membership to the Guild, and join in the "fun."
     
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    what is that often desired creamy/vanilla flavor in many chards caused by?
     
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    what is that often desired creamy/vanilla flavor in many chards caused by?

    Toast.
     
  9. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Hai guiz, I have two of these. Do you think it's too soon to try one? 2007 Domaine du Vieux TÃ[​IMG][​IMG]graphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau.

    yes

    I've had a few of these now and the beauty part is that they are drinking magnificently right now despite their youth. Very lush. Very approachable.
     
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    I've had a few of these now and the beauty part is that they are drinking magnificently right now despite their youth. Very lush. Very approachable.

    That does it! Have to try one. Thanks, Mark.
     
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    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Reading this article...does anyone else scan the wine list for a few wines you have in your cellar, so you can accurately gauge their mark ups? I mean, if I see a Kosta Browne for $140, I'm going to think their pricing is good and will order what I feel like with confidence. If I see a Siduri for $200, I'm going to order something drinkable but not memorable.

    I do this all the time. However, I've also found restaurants where the pricing has been very inconsistent among the ones I'm familiar with.
     
  12. gomestar

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    Toast.

    wrong. They use vanilla ice cream.
     
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    That does it! Have to try one. Thanks, Mark.

    (paging Manton)
     
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    wrong. They use vanilla ice cream.

    They only do that if they're making an ice wine.
     
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