The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Had an 09 Novy Family Viognier last night. Very tasty.
     


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    audiophilia Senior member

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    Just slugged back some 08 Kenwood Pinot. A cheapie from the Russian River Valley. A consistently pleasant Monday drinker. With some delicious Gorgonzola.
     


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    nice article on German spätlese riesling from the Times.
     


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    When I got home last night the GF surprised me with a nice bottle of this:

    2008 - La Crema, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
    This is a very well-balanced PN with bright red berry and spice notes on the nose followed by a rich and smooth palate of raspberries and red cherry with perfect elements of spice and soft tannins. The finish was equally smooth and I even detected notes of light chocolate. Out of all the bottlings from La Crema, the Sonoma Coast is by far better than the Monterey offering, which to me was too leathery, bordering on black rubber on the nose. We feel in love with this bottle while in San Fran last April. And for $19.99 at Trader Joe's it's not too bad a buy either.

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    ^ IMO, highly drinkable stuff. Also, sadly, held out as an example of "fine wine" at the government run liquor stores in Ontario, LCBO's "Vintages." Very sad [​IMG]
     


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    Yeah I would not put this up on a "fine wine" pedestal but it is darn tasty [​IMG]
     


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    Totally agree. At $20, excellent QPR. I think it was $50 at the Ontario store I was in back in April. Then, not so much! However, they had some great Baco Noir, grown right in Ontario...
     


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    Just slugged back some 08 Kenwood Pinot. A cheapie from the Russian River Valley. A consistently pleasant Monday drinker. With some delicious Gorgonzola.

    Good to hear. I enjoyed the '07, which was a pleasant surprise at ~$10.99
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    big deliverable today that finished earlier than usual - so I'm home slightly before 9pm!

    celebrating both with this:
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Found a bottle of 1990 DP in the fridge oenotheque (or whatever.) A friend left it, so we drank it tonight.
     


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    Found a bottle of 1990 DP in the fridge oenotheque (or whatever.) A friend left it, so we drank it tonight.

    Nice! How was it?
     


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    Huge wine tasting last night. Maybe too huge. High light for me was an Alvear PX 1927 Solera. Simply incredible. Lots of good wines, heavy on Left Coast. I got to taste my first Shea Pinot, vs. his grapes in other maker's wines. An 07 Merry was getting poured, two SVD Rosenblums Zins, lots of Rutherford Cabs. Gomey, good show for eye-ties too. Had a really nice Barolo but it was a little young. Also, had some bubbles but was not paying attention to labels by then.

    Food was great too. Foie was in this year. Had a really well done carpaccio, some great sea food, and one of my favorite local chefs did a pork belly confit on cheesy polenta.
     


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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Picpoul white from the Languedoc. Good acidity with a nice hint of floral on the finish. Excellent QPR at $12
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Hai guiz. Excuse the blurry pic.

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    2005 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

    Wow. A monstrous wine, yet an elegant wine. Tons of deep fruit, cassis and spice, smooth tannins but enough tannins and acid to age for years. I have another bottle and plan to let it sleep for 7-10 years.
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    You make Manton cry.
     


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