The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. vinouspleasure

    vinouspleasure Senior member

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    what are some good sub $20 bordeaux? i've had fronsac and pontensac. they were pretty good, but not sub $20
    Gone are the days when all my wine friends were buying three cases of sociando mallet for $16 vintage to vintage. My rule of thumb for inexpensive bordeaux is to buy in great years as a rising tide lifts all boats. Of recent vintages, look for 2003, 2005 and 2009 futures. - lanessan is often described as an insider's wine, dependably good and will age for 5-10 years, In any sort of decent year it's a case purchase on futures for us - puygeraud is the next lannessan, not as widely known, but a great buy, also a case purchase - senejac is correctly made, good food wine - cap de faugeres is slick, new style bordeaux but it's hard to argue with the quality, still around $20 on futures. - the 2005 reignac can still be found for $18 these wines should be widely available or can be ordered on the web.
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Drank too much wine last night [​IMG]

    Why do I do that?
     


  3. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Drank too much wine last night [​IMG]

    Why do I do that?


    Because drinking wine is fucking awesum?
     


  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Because drinking wine is fucking awesum?

    But this morning is decidedly not awesome. I'm still half drunk and I have to go shower, etc. in 20 minutes for some appointments [​IMG]
     


  5. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    100% Cab. Outstanding value, single vineyard (The Menzies Vineyard) Cabernet. In fact, the best Oz Cab I've tried. Most, I have not enjoyed that much, limited exposure notwithstanding. This Yalumba had lots of great fruit with a little zing from the heat. But, definitely not a fastball. More CA-like. Some lovely layers and a great finish. Will buy again. $25 [​IMG]
     


  6. Nathaniel72

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    My favorite thus far...
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  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    ^ That's a nice QPR Zin.

    Oy, last night. Started off with a flight of three Bordeaux that the Somm had out for his Friday tasting. I liked their "supermarket" level one and the third was north of $100, left bank, very good.

    Okay, then we got into more tastings. Our Somm friend was really in an extravagant mood last night. An Oregon S. Blanc and then an interesting Semillion/S Blanc blend (creamy with hints of banana. I kid you not) several Oregon Pinots, a Grenache, and ended the night with some cask treated Sazerac rye.
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Popped a Burgess '97 for tonight.
     


  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I'm having a 2000 Domaine Pegau CdP tonight in case anybody is interested.
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    ^ I have an 06 CdP on the menu for a dinner next weekend. An 05 Sancerre too.
     


  11. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Senior member

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    Will be drinking enjoying (hopefully) vacqueyras for the first time tonight.
     


  12. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    I remember my Vacq cherry. So many fine, inexpensive Vacq wines. Enjoy. Plz report with photos. Ta. Cheers, a
     


  13. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Bandol time. Not impressed, so far.
     


  14. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    So much expectation after the last few pages of posts. Was expecting much more. Meh. Colorless. Characterless. 25 bux. [​IMG]
     


  15. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Popped a Burgess '97 for tonight.

    Thoughts? I've enjoyed all the one's I've had. Every one I've opened though the cork has fallen apart.

    I'm having a 2000 Domaine Pegau CdP tonight in case anybody is interested.

    So how was it?
     


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