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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    I made me cry. Yes, it was young, but still a great drink. Check your PM for a special pic (no dicture).
     


  2. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I made me cry. Yes, it was young, but still a great drink.

    I say drink it sooner rather than later when you get the right opportunity. "Aging" wines is greatly over-exaggerated unless we're talking about a few specific vintages and under idyllic conditions.
     


  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I say drink it sooner rather than later when you get the right opportunity. "Aging" wines is greatly over-exaggerated unless we're talking about a few specific vintages and under idyllic conditions.

    Only small timers don't have a cellar.
     


  4. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Only small timers don't have a cellar.

    Well of course. I just don't want you to get hit by a bus and leave all that wine unsavored!
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Well of course. I just don't want you to get hit by a bus and leave all that wine unsavored!

    I agree totally with that. It's why I stopped buying vintage port to age. I figure that at 40 I was pushing my luck. [​IMG]

    As Pinot is my favorite varietal, I'm just getting my cellar to the point where I don't have to crack a bottle under five years of age, preferably with a little more if the vintage/bottling calls for it.
     


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    Had an 01 Giacoasa Falletto Barolo last night. Nine years old and still infantcide.
     


  7. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Had an 01 Giacoasa Falletto Barolo last night. Nine years old and still infantcide.

    +1.

    I've also found that Rioja's need to age 15+ years before they are bearable.
     


  8. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    +1.

    I've also found that Rioja's need to age 15+ years before they are bearable.


    I opened up a 2004 Rioja Reserva to have with some braised lamb shanks I had for lunch today. Tannins were pretty formidable.
     


  9. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I say drink it sooner rather than later when you get the right opportunity. "Aging" wines is greatly over-exaggerated unless we're talking about a few specific vintages and under idyllic conditions.

    Sooner rather than later, perhaps, but you still want to drink it at its optimal time in order to have it be the best it can be. I can assure you that an Araujo that is only five years old is not in its drinking prime. But Pio knows that and he knew it before he opened it; he wanted to taste it young. But I'd say that you're either underestimating the proper age for drinking well-made wine, or you're overestimating what people mean when they say to leave a wine in the cellar. Nobody would tell Piob to let that bottle sit for 20 more years, but another 5-7 would put it closer to its prime. Although I did recently have a Napa Livingston from 1991 that was stellar.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I spent the weekend with some family in the Finger Lakes.

    We had some DP2K to celebrate her fancy new ring [​IMG]
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    If you like young wine, then New World pinot is ideal.
     


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    I spent the weekend with some family in the Finger Lakes.

    We had some DP2K to celebrate her fancy new ring [​IMG]


    nice. congrats. hope you stopped by dano's
     


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    ama Senior member

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    I spent the weekend with some family in the Finger Lakes.

    We had some DP2K to celebrate her fancy new ring [​IMG]


    Congrats man!! When you going to start picking out bubbly for the big day? [​IMG]
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I spent the weekend with some family in the Finger Lakes.

    We had some DP2K to celebrate her fancy new ring [​IMG]


    Congrats! Been wondering when/how you were going to give it to her.

    If you like young wine, then New World pinot is ideal.

    Agreed. Some, more than others, of course. For instance, I'm building a Peay library and plan to start drinking the 04s in 12. I know it's not quite Burgundy status, but I think eight years respectable.

    I'd toss in Zin too.
     


  15. gomestar

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    nice. congrats. hope you stopped by dano's

    was too busy to stop by much of anything, unfortunately. Too many social obligations.

    Congrats man!! When you going to start picking out bubbly for the big day? [​IMG]

    I did, it's Salon for my table.

    Congrats! Been wondering when/how you were going to give it to her.

    we were just waiting to have the ring adjusted (one of the diamons is from her great grandmother). It looks great now, very happy with the outcome.
     


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