The Official Wine Thread

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  1. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Popped a 2006 Siduri Gary's Vineyard PN (Monterrey) the other night. It was very interesting. I'm not really a big Oregon PN fan (at least the ones I've tried). That said, the Siduri GV reminded me of an Oregon PN (funky, dark fruit, etc.), but I actually really liked it. The funk didn't overpower and comes across more as a nice spice to the fruit. Anyway...pretty good.
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Manton, I swear James Laube wrote No Time for Nostalgia with you in mind! [​IMG]

    Mark, I love Garys' Vineyard wines. Siduri is not my favorite maker though.
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    That disappointing red Burg turned out to be very good. I only had half Sunday night and had the other half last night. It really deepened nicely. Got richer and more concentrated. Maybe it was too young and needed the air?

    But it wasn't tanic and young tasting at first, it was actually watery so [​IMG]
     


  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    2006 Marimar Estate (Marimar Torres) Chardonnay Unfiltered Estate Grown Don Miguel Vineyard.

    First sniff? Yuck. An oily fish, like kippers or sardines. Gave it a quick taste and nice. Swirled the hell out of it. Suddenly, honey, creamy vanilla. Taste of light oak, toast, vanilla and pineapple. Recommend it.
     


  5. tattersall

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    First sniff? Yuck. An oily fish, like kippers or sardines. Gave it a quick taste and nice. Swirled the hell out of it. Suddenly, honey, creamy vanilla. Taste of light oak, toast, vanilla and pineapple. Recommend it.

    I've never come across a white with an oily fish nose - from the cork maybe or some form of bottle sickness/sulphur?
     


  6. indesertum

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    prelim today!!! i think i'm ready, but prolly going to squeeze in a few more hours
     


  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I've never come across a white with an oily fish nose - from the cork maybe or some form of bottle sickness/sulphur?

    I seem to remember the last bottle of this I had was like that. It was my last of three, part of my huge haul from visiting the area lost Xmas season. I need to go back.
     


  8. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    prelim today!!! i think i'm ready, but prolly going to squeeze in a few more hours

    best of luck, let us know how it went.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    home early, so this is tonight's "casual Thursday" selection:
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  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    ^ Bubbles? On a Thursday?

    05 ME Klopp Ranch for us.
     


  11. indesertum

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    i'm pretty sure i got at least 70.

    i forgot which one was david lett and which one was allen shoup. and i didnt realize shiraz was so big in washington.

    finished in 30 minutes. it was kind of fun whizzing through all the questions
     


  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    i'm pretty sure i got at least 70.

    i forgot which one was david lett and which one was allen shoup. and i didnt realize shiraz was so big in washington.

    finished in 30 minutes. it was kind of fun whizzing through all the questions


    Congrats! Was this an intro somm course or part of another program?
     


  13. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Congrats! Was this an intro somm course or part of another program?

    it's a wine course at my school. i think it's one of the only ones in the county that allows tasting and gives academic credits.
     


  14. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    ^ Bubbles? On a Thursday?
    bubbles for me are always fitting

    i'm pretty sure i got at least 70.

    i forgot which one was david lett and which one was allen shoup. and i didnt realize shiraz was so big in washington.

    finished in 30 minutes. it was kind of fun whizzing through all the questions

    it is a fast exam, I'll give you that. 70 is all you need, it's pass/fail only. Shiraz isn't necessarily big in Washington (I would have guessed riesling myself), but what can make his tests difficult is the focus on tiny parts of tiny areas for abnormally large parts of the exam. As demonstrated with shiraz in Washington.

    it's a wine course at my school. i think it's one of the only ones in the county that allows tasting and gives academic credits.
    [​IMG] (same course I took in college)
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Got a six pack delivered tonight. Excuse the blurry pics. Also, what we had for dinner.

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