The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. ama

    ama Senior member

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    was offered 700 a bottle of '98 Ch Lafite... buy and flip it? or not even worth the hassle?

    I wouldn't, unless you know a great deal about vintage ultra-premium wine sales, have connections to people who buy wines of this caliber, can store them in a temp and humidity controlled environment and can prove they have always been stored that way, and be ready to sit on them for a long time waiting for a buyer.

    People who buy wines of this stature generally have no qualms about paying and "extra" $100 - $200 per bottle to guarantee the provenance of their wine. I don't think you'll be able to sell these easily, if at all.
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    In my experience, the secondary wine market is pretty low right now. I'd be pretty careful about trying to flip stuff.

    Matt, waiting on your non-write up.

    Last night, had an 07 Hanna RRV Chard with shrimp pesto. Nice wine, cut through the pesto well, noticeable oak but not a bomb, decent acidity and about $17 a bottle.
     


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  4. Piobaire

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    07 Topel Reserve PN, Monterrey. Nice little bottle. A tad jammy, little smoke, easy to drink. One of the nearly 100 bottles we brought back from Sonoma.
     


  5. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    I haven't had anything from L'Ecole in years but in the 90's I was fond of their work.


    cheers.

    May I suggest:

    Garrison Creek
    Cayuse
    Rulo
    Va Piano
    Long Shadows

    Lovely wine, all.
     


  6. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    One of the nearly 100 bottles we brought back from Sonoma.

    Awesome.

    We could bring back 4!!! [​IMG]
     


  7. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Radio-Coteau allocation [​IMG]
    Having no moniez [​IMG]
     


  8. cmsmith

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    Awesome.

    We could bring back 4!!! [​IMG]


    Same here [​IMG]

    Although I did bring back 17 from Oregon on my trip there last fall. I foolishly thought I'd just pay the duty, luckily when I told the customs officer that I had brought back "some beer and wine" he neglected to ask how much.
     


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    2008 Freiherr Langwerth von Simmern Hattenheimer Riesling Kabinett feinherb

    Whatever all that means.

    Edit: OMG. Was this good. 10.5% ETOH, crisp, citrus, easy to drink. Went perfectly with pollo asado.
     


  10. indesertum

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    Tried the Kenwood zinfandel in class today. Was excellent. Good potential for daily drinker. The rest were meh
     


  11. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    what region was the focus and what other wines were tasted?
     


  12. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Yesterday's handout

    http://jump.fm/YSRCS

    Region was California

    We had

    07 Bonterra Viognier from Mendocino/Lake

    08 Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc from Sonoma

    08 Beringer Chardonnay from Napa

    NV Gallo Twin Valley Hearty Burgundy from California

    08 Laetitia Estate Pinot Noir from Arroyo Grande Valley

    07 Kenwood Zinfandel from Sonoma

    07 Jade Mountain Merlot from Napa/San Luis Obispo


    I dunno. The pinot was disappointing compared the ones I've had so far. The Gallo Hearty Burgundy was surprisingly good. Not complicated, short finish, short front palate, but well balanced. Would bring to a college party. I thought the pinot was a better but only by a little bit. The Beringer Chardonnay was nice. Not overly manipulated, little butter from ML, little toast from oak, good fruitiness, well balanced. The only thing I'd actually buy would be the Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc (good acidity, long finish, good fruitiness) and the Kenwood Zinfandel
     


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    tattersall Senior member

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    Can anyone recommend some good viogniers to try? I quite like Condrieu (I've tried a few from Domaine Cuilleron) but would like to see what the new world has to offer. Thanks in advance.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Can anyone recommend some good viogniers to try? I quite like Condrieu (I've tried a few from Domaine Cuilleron) but would like to see what the new world has to offer. Thanks in advance.

    Recently had some Rosenblum, Novy Family, and DuMol. The DuMol was way overprice, but I wasn't buying, so [​IMG].

    I would say that any from the Russian River Valley, from a winery with some history, would probably be pretty drinkable.
     


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    Recently had some Rosenblum, Novy Family, and DuMol. The DuMol was way overprice, but I wasn't buying, so [​IMG].

    I would say that any from the Russian River Valley, from a winery with some history, would probably be pretty drinkable.


    Cheers - I'll take a look to see if my places carry any of these. Do you know anything about Paras Vineyards in Napa or Alban in the Edna Valley? Alban in particular seems to get a fair bit of positive attention.
     


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