The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. ErnestoG.

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    It was a great year. I am still waiting for my final one: the 2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto. If it is anywhere near the 2001 I will be very happy!!!

    It is very close to 2001, if not better. Enjoy and report back. I drank some '08 out of the barrel and that is going to be stellar too.
     


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    2006 TreViti Syrah, Wolf Vineyards, Edna Valley. Not terribly complex, but quite enjoyable for the price.
     


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    It was a great year. I am still waiting for my final one: the 2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto. If it is anywhere near the 2001 I will be very happy!!!

    Yeah- from the best wineries, the 01's and 04's are the best of the decade to date. I've had some disappointing 05's and just sample an 06 that sowed promise.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    2006 Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M. It's a big boy.
     


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    My every-store-is-closed-but-Wallgreens-wine

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    Pand- I love wine... but even I don't love it so much as to buy at Walgreens. [​IMG]
     


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    Pand- I love wine... but even I don't love it so much as to buy at Walgreens. [​IMG]

    Normally I wouldn't but I was stuck on the train for two hours last night and by the time I got off the train my local store was closed as was whole foods so, in my desperation to have some wine while we got snowed in, I swallowed my pride and went the Wallgreens. Luckily they had this one, which I've had before (bought at Wholefoods) and for the price was good enough for me [​IMG]
     


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    2009 louis jadot macon villages

    quite delicious. fantastic qpr.
     


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    Lovely. $24
     


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    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Lovely. $24


    Has anyone had a 'bad' '07 Rhone yet? I haven't.
     


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    2006 Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M. It's a big boy.

    Had several of those. Quite good value. Big boy is right! Zing.
     


  13. audiophilia

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    Has anyone had a 'bad' '07 Rhone yet? I haven't.
    From $15 Valerias to $80 Telegraphes, my most consistent varietal. Bloody amazing. And no matter what price, thay all seem to have that 'see through' fruit quality, so the fruit lingers without bombing you. I still get more excited by a top class Napa Cab and RRV Pinots, but the lower priced wines are so variable in quality and blend. When in doubt, I buy Rhone.
     


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    I still get more excited by a top class Napa Cab and RVN Pinots, but the lower priced wines are so variable in quality and blend. When in doubt, I buy Rhone.

    If you're looking for a nice Napa Cab in that $20(USD) sweet spot then try to track down "The Sum"

    Winemaker Notes:

    75 Wine Company

    And according to the wine buyer at my local Beckstoffer bottles to order!
     


  15. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    ^^^

    will do. thx
     


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