The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Opermann

    Opermann Senior member

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    Thanks everyone for the Kermit Lynch recommendation. I'm still a wine newbie of sorts and have trouble picking out good bottles. Basically I'm tired of cheap tasting wines and need to up the ante a bit. I just tried his entry level Vin de Pays de Vaucluse and it was extraordinary. It's better than any $10 bottle I've ever had. I will be actively seeking out his other imports.

    I also found an informative interview with Mr. Lynch here for those interested in the man behind the bottles.
     


  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    taht ep would b so much beter if GVV wasn doing his usual 'own-th-convrsation-becuase-im-anattenion-straved-whor" bit.
     


  3. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    taht ep would b so much beter if GVV wasn doing his usual 'own-th-convrsation-becuase-im-anattenion-straved-whor" bit.

    Durnk haterz gonna hate.
     


  4. tattersall

    tattersall Senior member

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    I just tried his entry level Vin de Pays de Vaucluse and it was extraordinary. It's better than any $10 bottle I've ever had.

    I buy this by the case - fantastic quality for the price.
     


  5. coolpapa

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    + infinity. So many times Kermit seemed on the verge of telling an interesting story only to be interrupted by that buffoon trying to make some inane point about himself. It was still interesting in spite of that. Kermit's led a fascinating life.
     


  6. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Both lovely wines. Great balance and well made. With friends on the patio last night.
     


  7. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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  8. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Did we lose our pin?
     


  9. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Souverain Winemaker's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

    $30

    A luscious, jammy cab. I've drunk four or five Cabs, now, from the Alexander Valley and have been impressed with all.

    Very well made with dark fruit just a little to the fore. Only missing some sophistication on the mid palate. Really wonderful nose.

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  10. james_timothy

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    No, it's still up there. The pinned threads are links, and a lot less visible than in the old system. I'd vote they spice it up some.
     


  11. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    I'm drinking a 2007 Syncline Syrah, from Washington State.

    And I'm mourning the current dearth of Washington State syrahs in the stores, at least ones that don't have a bomb on the label.
    (Not that I've tried that one. It just looks like it'd be a "fruit bomb", which isn't what I'm currently into).

    It looks like Syncline stopped bottling this syrah currently, though it still makes the McKinley Spring Vineyard syrah.
    Theoretically I like the single vineyards more, but it is much more expensive, so I don't get the chance to drink
    it, much.
     
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  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Hermann J Wiemer Semi Dry is just fantastic.
     


  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Had a Domaine de Gioielli from Corsica tonight Very high acidity, which was good with what we were eating. 100% Vermentino , but tasted of the area rather than the grape. Nice stuff.
     


  14. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I'm a huge Vermentino fran. Usually the acid isn't too high, this sounds interesting.
     


  15. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Wine and cheese at our place last night with another couple. Gott Zin and Piper were both pleasant and serviceable.

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