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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    On this forum, Merry Edwards is the cream of the Sonoma crop. I say that with full confidence because I'm the most important member of the forum, and I love it.

    I respectfully disagree. They are good but cream of the crop? No way. I find their wines were very very good but no just good. They've gone downhill in my opinion.
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I respectfully disagree. They are good but cream of the crop? No way. I find their wines were very very good but no just good. They've gone downhill in my opinion.

    Agreed. In particular, their Sauvignon Blanc is horrid.
     


  3. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Can any of you recommend a wine fridge? Mine recently broke. I stored 8 bottles but with my allocation coming up, I'm thinking of upping my total to around 12+.

    I don't want to spend over $300 then again, I don't want a piece of ___. Thoughts?

    Cheers
     


  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Can any of you recommend a wine fridge? Mine recently broke. I stored 8 bottles but with my allocation coming up, I'm thinking of upping my total to around 12+.

    I don't want to spend over $300 then again, I don't want a piece of ___. Thoughts?

    Cheers


    http://www.target.com/Koolatron-12-B..._qi_detaillink
     


  5. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Have you dealt with this product before? Highly recommend?

    Cheers


    Highly recommended.
     


  7. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Highly recommended.

    Pio,

    Thank you. I'll read up on it. It's between this and a vinotemp. Unfortunately, those are a little out of my range.

    Cheers
     


  8. tattersall

    tattersall Senior member

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    I feel like I've stumbled into Bizarro wine threak...

    [​IMG]
     


  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    ^ [​IMG]

    Gomey, had a Loring last night. 06 Shea. I think the Oregon grapes made the difference as there was no Twizzler in this one. In fact, had some tannins!
     


  10. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Finally, a Burgundy I really enjoyed. Balance. Great fruit with a nice tannic kick on the back end. Moss, earth, rusty gate, infused with bright fruit. Old world loveliness. So different than the RRV Pinots we've been discussing of late. This wine is something I've been pining for. Thank God. I almost gave up hope. I was beginning to think Manton and Matt, hacks.

    [​IMG]

    $40

    [​IMG]
     


  11. coolpapa

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    Finally, a Burgundy I really enjoyed. Balance. Great fruit with a nice tannic kick on the back end. Moss, earth, rusty gate, infused with bright fruit. Old world loveliness. So different than the RRV Pinots we've been discussing of late. This wine is something I've been pining for. Thank God. I almost gave up hope. I was beginning to think Manton and Matt, hacks.

    [​IMG]

    $40

    [​IMG]

    My friend Richard owns a wine store in Mill Valley and has been in the wine business for almost 40 years. He's told me before that the most disappointing wine region for him is Burgundy. It's also his favorite. The swings from high to low can be dramatic, and it's very hard to make generalizations. I can see how it would drive people crazy.

    I drank a 2008 Rivers Marie Theriot vineyard chardonnay for the Super Bowl and it is just a lovely wine. I'm no expert on white Burgundy, but I don't think I could pick this wine out if served blind among a few Montrachet.
     


  12. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    I think that's the rub. Feast or famine.

    It's the Kim Kardashian of appellations. Looks awesome, then you see the sex tape.
     


  13. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    The tape was still worth a few fap sessions.

    Anyway, has anyone ever subscribed to BurgHound?
     


  14. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    The tape was still worth a few fap sessions.

    Anyway, has anyone ever subscribed to BurgHound?


    That's cuz ur nobut a lad.

    Twas pathetic.
     


  15. coolpapa

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    I think that's the rub. Feast or famine.
    It's one region I've avoided, at least in terms of purchasing in quantity. [​IMG]

    I haven't, but I've chipped in on a gift subscription for a friend who is a Burg lover. People who know more about Burgundy than I swear it's the best source of reviews for that region.
     


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