The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. tattersall

    tattersall Senior member

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    Some wine damage from a recent trip to Provence. Thanks for all the great vineyard/wine recs

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    Great choices - especially the Domaines Tempier and Pallieres - two of my favorites!
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    06 Stefania Uvas Creek Cab. Sauv.
     


  3. vvoc

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    anyone have experience with pennywise wines? had a bottle of merlot earlier and drinking their pinot noir 2008 now...i like it, but i always have trouble properly rating wines. any tips?
     


  4. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    anyone have experience with pennywise wines? had a bottle of merlot earlier and drinking their pinot noir 2008 now...i like it, but i always have trouble properly rating wines. any tips?

    Here is how I rate wine:

    Would not drink again.
    Would drink again.
    Would go out of my way to find another bottle.
    Would kill to find another bottle.

    That's all I really need. Numbers are lame and overrated.
     


  5. vvoc

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    efficient system. i approve.

    in that case i rate the pennywise pinot noir 2008 as i would drink again.
     


  6. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    Here is how I rate wine:

    Would not drink again.
    Would drink again.
    Would go out of my way to find another bottle.
    Would kill to find another bottle.

    That's all I really need. Numbers are lame and overrated.


    Your system is slightly more elaborate than mine, but I like it.
     


  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Here is how I rate wine:

    Would not drink again.
    Would drink again.
    Would go out of my way to find another bottle.
    Would kill to find another bottle.

    That's all I really need. Numbers are lame and overrated.


    I give this post a 6/10.
     


  8. ama

    ama Senior member

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    I give this post a 6/10.
    I use a star system. Your post, for example, earns one star as per your average.
     


  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I use a star system. Your post, for example, earns one star as per your average.

    0/10. [​IMG]
     


  10. ama

    ama Senior member

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    0/10. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] zinnnnggggg

    (two stars for that one btw, way to up your game!)
     


  11. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    some of you had expressed interest in the wines of Didier Dagueneau and in a story I'd mentioned several months ago. It has finally seen the light of day.
     


  12. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    I finally bought a bottle of Merry Edwards SB (forget the year) at a restaurant the other night. WOW! At $30ish/bottle (substantially more than that at the restaurant), there has to be a reason why I'm not buying this by the case, but I can't really think what it might be. I gotta get me more of this. It just became my favorite white wine.
     


  13. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    me not so much. i really like her pinots, but i'm just not a big fan of so much oak on sb. it's like it's dressing up and trying to be a chardonnay (although, actually, i prefer less oak on chardonnays, too). these sentiments no doubt put me outside the wine mainstream, so feel free to ignore.
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Has anyone had Didier post-Didier? Still as good?
     


  15. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I finally bought a bottle of Merry Edwards SB (forget the year) at a restaurant the other night. WOW! At $30ish/bottle (substantially more than that at the restaurant), there has to be a reason why I'm not buying this by the case, but I can't really think what it might be. I gotta get me more of this. It just became my favorite white wine.

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    me not so much. i really like her pinots, but i'm just not a big fan of so much oak on sb. it's like it's dressing up and trying to be a chardonnay (although, actually, i prefer less oak on chardonnays, too). these sentiments no doubt put me outside the wine mainstream, so feel free to ignore.

    This was a topic of discussion elsewhere. I don't find the oak that strong and I'm not an "oak bomb" guy by any means. In fact, I dislike oak bomb Chards. It seems some folks find the oak just right and not heavy and (a few) others feel it is over oaked. Something about that wine that seems to make the oak pop for a few folks.
     


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