The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Had a '10 Cep Sauv. Blanc. Cep is Peay's second label. Tart, acidic, cat piss, peach stone, mineral. Could pair well with food but would not drink by itself again.

    Hmmm. Brings new meaning to the Burgundian term "barnyard funk."
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Hmmm. Brings new meaning to the Burgundian term "barnyard funk."

    You've never heard/used that term for the nose on a Sauvignon Blanc? I find it very common for that grape.
     


  3. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    I am somehting of fiend when it comes to Pinot Noir, would anyone in Sydney know a good wine shop where I might pick up a 2009 Bass Phillip Estate Pino?
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    You've never heard/used that term for the nose on a Sauvignon Blanc? I find it very common for that grape.

    No. But I don't drink a great deal of that. Maybe I should.
     


  5. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    No. But I don't drink a great deal of that. Maybe I should.

    Pipi du chat!
     


  6. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    It's been a long week with me being a full time house dad while Mrs. Coolpapa has been taking care of some things. 97 Ridge Montebello tonight with steaks, home fries, brussell sprouts, followed by foot rubs and a movie on the couch.
     


  7. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    what are some small grower producer types champagne? i want to splurge a little after finals

    bought a pierre gimonnet et fils

    http://www.winegeeks.com/wines/3125

    can't wait
     


  8. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    bought a pierre gimonnet et fils

    http://www.winegeeks.com/wines/3125

    can't wait


    We have PG by the glass. I love when people order it b/c that means I get to open a bottle and taste it. It's a nice champagne. Hope you enjoy it!
     


  9. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    The 2002 L'Ecole No 41 Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot. This had the essence of what I find typical in wines of the Walla Walla Valley. I love the delicacy in which the fruit blends with a distinct minerality. I found this with other varietals in the Valley from producers such as Cayuse and Garrison Creek. Beautifully made and structured to last. We drank the bottle without food because our guests were delayed. It was a wonderful experience. By far, the best merlot I have tasted from an area famous for merlot. Very memorable. After a few glasses of Charles Heidseck and the merlot, I was too pissed to remember much of the Tara other than it paled compared to the overture. A punk, mouthy wine. The food, as usual, was exquisite. Our guests checked out the cellar. About 20,000 bottles. A pic of the star, too. Wonder what it tastes like? Anyone had one? 3.5Gs. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Apologies for the crappy iPhone 4 flash photography.
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Well, my weekend reading has paid off to answer one of my long standing questions: why do so many Ontario red wines have nasty green pepper notes? Pyrazines. These are one of the many volatile chemicals in grape skins. They lesson and/or dissipate with the proper "hang time." For whatever reason (growing season?) Ontario grapes are harvested before enough hang time is achieved to get rid of the proper amount of pyrazines. They also give the tobacco notes if in small enough quantities and this is considered desirable by many, unlike the green pepper taste, which as someone that has tasted plenty of Ontario reds, is just plain nasty.
     


  11. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Green pepper can be present in Bordeaux as well, although it's usually a tertiary note that's rather subtle.
     


  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Green pepper can be present in Bordeaux as well, although it's usually a tertiary note that's rather subtle.

    In many Ontario reds, particularly Baco Noir, Pinot, and Cab. Sauv., it's a very primary note. I actually think many people in Ontario, casual wine consumers or consumers that mainly drink the local plonk, have been trained to think this is what wine should taste like.
     


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    Recoil Senior member

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    Magnum of Lynch Bages for dinner out last weekend.

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  14. Pezzaturra

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    Cht. Lagarosse Les Comtes 2006 ; fantastic red . Uncharacteristically, for French wines ,full bodied and bold with good finish.

    Chmpn, Moutard Rose Brut NV, decent desert champagne.
     


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    Magnum of Lynch Bages for dinner out last weekend.

    Nice. Very young, but hope it opened up nicely.

    Quite the big table, too.
     


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