The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. PandArts

    PandArts Senior member

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    Ok so, it's been a while...ages to be more precise...since I posted. To be honest I've been drinking a lot more beer this hot summer than wine. However, Sunday I decided, just for the hell of it, to crack open this bottle.

    2003, Terreus, Paraje de Cueva Baja, Tempranillo, Castillo y Leon
    Let's just start by saying WOW!!! Big and lush without beeing overbearing of flabby. The age on this has allowed the oak and tannins to integrate quite nicely to creat a very well balance, beautifully structured and complex wine. The nose was rich and warm with subtle hints of spiced dark fruits. The palate was mouth coating and full of rich black berry flavours. A silky ribbon of dark chocolate accented by finely textured tannins ran down the middle and just wouldn't quit...all the way through what seemed to be an eternal finish. I only wish that I had the kind of cash it takes to buy some more of this!

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    Well, that's about it for now. Will be heading to Disney over the holiday weekend so if I have a nice bottle during one of our dinners I will certaily try to snap a pic and post when I return.!


    Salud!!!!
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Always good to see you post here, P&A.
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I never get tired of Chablis or Monte Antico.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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  5. indesertum

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    do you guys just spend money on wine, now that you already have your desired wardrobe. -_- so much ball in this thread
     


  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    do you guys just spend money on wine, now that you already have your desired wardrobe. -_- so much ball in this thread

    Don't confuse being unwise with anything other than that [​IMG]
     


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    J Escobar New Member

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  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    do you guys just spend money on wine, now that you already have your desired wardrobe. -_- so much ball in this thread

    I do not have a desired wardrobe. But most free cash I have goes to food and wine anyways, and this provides plenty of happy.
     


  10. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Wow Pio! Thought you were cutting back. :LOL:

    Here's mine:
     


  11. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    ^^^^

    A member of the incoming class for the college hockey team I follow religiously is from Plano. Fun fact.
     


  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Wow Pio! Thought you were cutting back. :LOL:

    Here's mine:


    That is cutting back [​IMG]

    Turned down at least a dozen mailers flat, trimmed orders on others. DuMol, which I had been very excited about getting an allocation is now off my list, due to egregious shipping charges [​IMG]

    I'm going to make a small order from San Fran this weekend, on some <$25 Frenchies, and outside of Kosta Browne, will be my last purchase for the year. Kosta I need to go all in on.
     


  13. ama

    ama Senior member

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    That is cutting back [​IMG]

    Turned down at least a dozen mailers flat, trimmed orders on others. DuMol, which I had been very excited about getting an allocation is now off my list, due to egregious shipping charges [​IMG]

    I'm going to make a small order from San Fran this weekend, on some <$25 Frenchies, and outside of Kosta Browne, will be my last purchase for the year. Kosta I need to go all in on.


    What about Scarecrow?? This is a medallion year, I hope.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    What about Scarecrow?? This is a medallion year, I hope.

    We shall see. That's a spring allocation and I have to see how year end bonus went, new employment contract, etc. I might arrange with folks here to split a three pack if I get an allocation. If they raise the price again, forget it.
     


  15. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    ^^^^

    A member of the incoming class for the college hockey team I follow religiously is from Plano. Fun fact.


    Any idea which High School? There are three, creatively named Plano, Plano East and Plano West. If he's a hockey player though he could also have gone to one of the private schools in Dallas which have good hockey programs.
     


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