Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

    Messages:
    7,735
    Likes Received:
    469
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Tonight, a quick little Dolcetto while studying. Stopped at the local on the way back with the pie (no delivery out my way) for the fun of shopping for tonight's wine rather than pulling something from stock. $15, good acid and structure -- just like a light Italian should be. Would like to see it mellow a touch, it is a leeeetle fresh. Nice, though, especially against the oven-roasted tomatoes on the pie. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    My favorite thus far...
    I enjoy it too!
     


  2. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,325
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Location:
    In the woods
    I remember my Vacq cherry. So many fine, inexpensive Vacq wines. Enjoy. Plz report with photos. Ta. Cheers, a
    It was a good wine and went well with some fantastic food, but a good decant would have went a long way. Unfortunately, I was with a beautiful woman so I was unable to snap a picture...
     


  3. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

    Messages:
    7,735
    Likes Received:
    469
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Even better, Johnny.
     


  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,384
    Likes Received:
    2,048
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    The wild and the pure.
    Thoughts? I've enjoyed all the one's I've had. Every one I've opened though the cork has fallen apart. So how was it?
    It was perfect. I made Lievre a la Royale (wild hare cooked in red wine, the cooking liquid thickened with the liver, lungs and heart of the rabbit and pig blood) which is my favorite thing in the entire world. It is a super strong, super gamey dish, and the Pegau actually tasted almost exactly like the meat. CdP is really the only place left that you can find that gamey, wild flavor, and if you like that, this is a fantastic wine. I guess you can find it in Bandol, but Bandol is a bit more poopy, in a good way, and less wild.
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

    Messages:
    50,669
    Likes Received:
    13,813
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Location:
    In My Douchemobile
    Just sipping a little Novy Family Viognier. Needed something very light and easy to sip.
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,574
    Likes Received:
    2,816
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    Thoughts? I've enjoyed all the one's I've had. Every one I've opened though the cork has fallen apart.
    I bought '95, '96 and '97. Had one '95 so far. This '97 was better. Also perfectly mature. On the light side for a Napa cab but very tasty.

    Cork was like new, apart from the deep purple stain, but untouched up the sides.
     


  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

    Messages:
    50,669
    Likes Received:
    13,813
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Location:
    In My Douchemobile
    I've got three bottles of the 97. Need to pop one this week.
     


  8. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

    Messages:
    10,781
    Likes Received:
    253
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    Location:
    Not in Plano
    I bought '95, '96 and '97. Had one '95 so far. This '97 was better. Also perfectly mature. On the light side for a Napa cab but very tasty. Cork was like new, apart from the deep purple stain, but untouched up the sides.
    I've got three bottles of the 97. Need to pop one this week.
    I have the 95, 96 and 97 also. I've tried 2 bottles of the 95 and 3 bottles of the 97 and liked them both pretty well. Haven't tried the '96 yet. Still have 2 of the 95, 4 of the 96 and 3 of the 97 left. Popped a 2005 J. Wilkes Bien Nacido PN last night. I bought three of these a while back. Had one a few months ago and wasn't impressed. This bottle didn't make me change my mind. Very thin color, and not in a good way. Almost a brownish tint to the wine as I was pouring it. Less noticable in the glass, but still very thin. There's something very unbalanced about this wine. Still have about half of it left in the decanter. Will try it again tonight to see if an second day opens it up any.
     


  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

    Messages:
    19,407
    Likes Received:
    3,873
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    I wish my study habits were more in line with Huntsman [​IMG]
     


  10. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

    Messages:
    33,652
    Likes Received:
    858
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    ^ I have an 06 CdP on the menu for a dinner next weekend. An 05 Sancerre too.

    Dude. C'mon. You said "should I tell Matt what the wines are or should I surprise him?" and I said, verbatim, "surprise dood." How hard is that?!?!?!
     


  11. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

    Messages:
    1,837
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto
    Here are two bottles I picked up this weekend.

    [​IMG]

    This one consumed for a family dinner on Saturday. A magnum of Dominus Napa Valley. It was excellent.

    [​IMG]
     


  12. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

    Messages:
    2,492
    Likes Received:
    93
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Location:
    ~ Chicago ~
    I have some Pontet-Canet 2004 put away- my problem is going to be waiting for it. In the meantime, I'm drinking Washington State: tonight it was Syncline 2006 McKlinley Spring Vinyard Syrah, which turns out to be another great syrah.
     


  13. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

    Messages:
    1,837
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto
    Indeed, it definitely has a few years before it's drinkable according to the sources I read.
     


  14. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

    Messages:
    19,407
    Likes Received:
    3,873
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    I have never tried Dominus as a wine, but the winery is awesome (designed by H&dM, a firm that I have a few friends at and admire quite a bit. I believe the winery was built before the name Herzon & de Meuron meant anything).

    This weekend was 4 bottles of Champs plus a sparkling Loire rose, a report on all to come later.
     


  15. PandArts

    PandArts Senior member

    Messages:
    4,509
    Likes Received:
    718
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Location:
    On the filtered end of a cigarette
    Had this lovely zin last night with grilled tacos, Italian Sausage, spinach, goat cheese and mushroom empanadas, sided with homemade pico de gaillo and chili morita sause.

    2005-Stonehedge, Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel.
    Another $9.99 Trader Joe's gem. I let it open up for about an hour and the nose was deep and rich with dark fruits and spice. The palate was treated to wonderful dried fruit flavours nicely balanced by spice notes and silky tannins. Nice lingerling finish as well.

    [​IMG]
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by