The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I've had a couple of tasty Loring Pinots this week. One was an 07 Durell Vineyard and another was an 07 Clos Pepe. Both very good.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Just got my ME allocation. A case of RRV alone. Even got a magnum of all the SVD bottlings.

    Edit: 2004 Pax Syrah The Terraces Alder Springs Vineyard tonight.
     
  3. gomestar

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    tough evening at work, even though I'm out earlier than usual. A Vernaccia makes things better again.
     
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    Johnny_5 Senior member

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    Don't waltz in here dropping the v-word without a producer.
     
  5. gomestar

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    bitch I'm still busy and decided to log in to work at home. It's Falchini "vigna a solatio" - $13 and not bad. Would be happy to buy by the glass at most places.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    The Pax was a big boy. Decanted an hour. Still a huge wine but great with the steaks and shallots tonight.
     
  7. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    steaks and shallots

    don't eat too much steak, it might have clenbuterol
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    don't eat too much steak, it might have clenbuterol

    [​IMG]

    Had to read about Contador to get that one.
     
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    blatant self-promotion: one of my wine writers had an interesting piece on california's weather than the harvest.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Nice, thanks for posting.

    How about an article on Benjamin Dagueneau [​IMG]
     
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    Nice, thanks for posting.

    +1. Good read.

    How about an article on Benjamin Dagueneau [​IMG]

    Looks like the place is in good hands.
     
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    I'm a little tired right now, but deets will come tomorrow on tonight's festivities. 3 great Piedmont reds and some awesome "snacks" from Maialino.
     
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    It's 85 in my house. I spent the last two nights at a hotel avoiding this fucking heat.

    I do this too, sometimes. My air conditioner in my rented loft is laughably small and non-functional, so we just bear the heat all summer, lose 5-10 lbs each, and then on a few really hot days of summer, we've checked the dog into a A/C'ed kennel, and gone across town to the Park Hyatt, and eat and drink well, and sleep on their insanely great beds. It's worth it the few times a year.
     
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    we'd finally installed one of those split-unit ACs in our bedroom in May. Then an entire summer of 70-degree highs and we were kicking ourselves. then it hit 111 at the beach on Monday. best investment ever.
     
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    Last night had a 2007 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon. Website says it's 47% Mendocino County, 37% Lake County, 16% Napa County.

    Not sure if this is considered a decent California wine or not, it was $23 dollars up here.

    At first taste it has harsh and bland, did not enjoy it at all. Opened up quite a bit after an hour or two, to the point I would consider it pretty decent, slightly above average.
     

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