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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    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.


    Yeah, the oak didn't strike me nearly as much as the citrus. I will say that it tasted nothing like any Cali Chardonnay I've ever had.

    Also, just remembered that it was the 2007.
     
  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Yeah, the oak didn't strike me nearly as much as the citrus. I will say that it tasted nothing like any Cali Chardonnay I've ever had.

    Also, just remembered that it was the 2007.


    08 is just as good and I should have my 09 soon. She does use some oak, but like you, it is the citrus and honeysuckle I get. It also has a good minerality and some acid to balance. I basically find it an extremely well constructed wine.
     
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    How does the Merry Edwards SB stack up against the NZ offerings?
     
  4. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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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.

    great stuff, thank you for posting this. I can't wait to give an '08 a shot.
     
  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    How does the Merry Edwards SB stack up against the NZ offerings?
    Well, the ME has scored a 96, in the Wine Spectator. That's Didier type ratings. Although, having done a head to head tasting, you can't compare the two wines. Oh, will be breaking out a bottle of this at the end of the month, to try with some friends that will be visiting: http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=305744
     
  6. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    How does the Merry Edwards SB stack up against the NZ offerings?

    I tend to like the ME over the majority of NZ SB's I've had as of late as of late. But frankly this is more due to NZ's change rather than ME's ascension. I find that an ever increasing amount of SB's from NZ are boring and one dimensional, while a whole separate group are far over extracted to the point of being a parody on themselves (that touch of green that made them a signature a few years ago is now WAY overdone).

    IMO the best SB's consistently come out of the Loire valley and this is the area I turn to the most (though a few Chablis have intrigued me quite a bit lately). Of the Loire Valley, Didier Dagueneau is the pinnacle of great.
     
  7. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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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.

    how much is due to oak and how much due to the secondary malo in ME's case?

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

    If you ever wanted to split a bottle one evening, I can fetch [​IMG]
     
  8. Piobaire

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    If you ever wanted to split a bottle one evening, I can fetch [​IMG]


    Think about maybe that in your shipment this spring? I'll get the BYOB laws lifted and a tasting menu done for us.
     
  9. gomestar

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    i can probably arrange it, my place has a bunch from '07 and '08 available.
     
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    Bump, this thread should never be on a page other than 1.

    Will be spending my day making tomato sauce and fresh pasta. Needless to say, I'm going to be drinking some italian wine tonight but havent decided whether sangiovese or barbera.
     
  11. gomestar

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    thanks for the bump. My wine consumption has been down this week due to a light cold combined with late nights and early mornings. This weekend, however, will be different.
     
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    Bump, this thread should never be on a page other than 1.

    +1 but somehow we just can't get this threak pinned! [​IMG]
     
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    Do you want to hear something awful? I braised a pork shoulder the other day and didnt even drink wine with it. Beer instead [​IMG]
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    ^ It's like I don't even know you!
     
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    +1 but somehow we just can't get this threak pinned! [​IMG]

    Have we tried sending J a bottle of wine? Say, perhaps, Yellow Tail?
     

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