The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. ama

    ama Senior member

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    I did, it's Salon for my table.

    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.


    Balla

    I tricked my wife into getting her finger sized for me right before I finalized the size for the ring designer. She had a ring from her grandma that she was putting off getting fitted forever, so I took her to the jeweler to finally do it and snatched he ring size when she was being fitted.
     
  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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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!
     
  3. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Congrats, Gome.

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  4. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    Finally had something from Summus last night... what for them equates to their "grand reserve". A nice Sangio... color still very ruby, no hint of brick. Drinks like a chianti in that it's on the light side despite a very big nose. Nice bottle.

    Followed it with another 2001 Malvira Langhe.
     
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    coolpapa Senior member

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    Finally had something from Summus last night... what for them equates to their "grand reserve". A nice Sangio... color still very ruby, no hint of brick. Drinks like a chianti in that it's on the light side despite a very big nose. Nice bottle.

    Followed it with another 2001 Malvira Langhe.


    I think this is mostly cabernet (~40%) and syrah(~35%), with about 25% sangiovese.
     
  6. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    I think this is mostly cabernet (~40%) and syrah(~35%), with about 25% sangiovese.

    Yeah- not sure I have the right label there. I know it's a blend of some proportion.
     
  7. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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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.


    [​IMG] there goes my shot.
     
  8. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    [​IMG] there goes my shot.

    If you come to the restaurant, I will sell you one of our 19 bottles at only 190% of the retail price. [​IMG]
     
  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    a chocolate milk shake from the weiner circle is a better value.
     
  10. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    a chocolate milk shake from the weiner circle is a better value.

    Best $20 I ever spent brah.
     
  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    [​IMG] there goes my shot.

    It's okay, plenty of good stuff left for us to drink.

    FYI, will be seeing ME at a dinner soon. Same place you're staying at. Also, turns out the somm I knew that I had thought left that place...didn't. Then, just last week, I found out I know one of the three owners! Was quite a week, as relates to where you're staying.
     
  12. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Has anyone here had Bond - St Eden variety - in the early 00s? I've happened upon a half case for a relative bargain and I'm wondering if they really are as good as people say they are.
     
  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I did, it's Salon for my table.


    My fave...served it at our reception.


    - B
     
  14. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Nice! I got 138/152 on the prelim. 92% ftw.
     
  15. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Nice! I got 138/152 on the prelim. 92% ftw.

    Congrats, man.
     

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