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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Well the top producers did ok but hailstorm, coulure, generally low yields, lots of rot, mildew, etc is what Tom Stevenson and Remington Norman wrote.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    if it's burg, you should only be buying the top producers anyway.

    The recent vintage that has the worst reputation is 2004 but I have liked nearly all that I have had.
     
  3. gomestar

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    Slew says some have a weird chalky taste. I shrug my shoulders, but he is in the no.

    the only vintage I personally avoid is 2005. In 10 years, I will revisit.
     
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    I got some D'Angerville Clos des Ducs 2004 last year on deep discount - the ones I've tried have been wonderful despite the fact that the vintage is supposed to suck balls. The top producer advice is key, I guess.

    To Gome, I had an '05 Chambolle Chames from Dominique Laurent earlier this year and it was a bitch - tough as nails and mouth-puckeringly tannic. I've not bothered to buy any 05's - perhaps I'll be kicking myself in a decade but so be it.
     
  5. chrisbunnington

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    It's so hard to generalize vintages in Burgundy. I feel like really good wines are made every vintage, just not across the board. What's more is that vintages like 08 can go either way on the reds, but a lot of incredibly good whites were made. Great Chablis too.

    On the other hand I recently opened a decent bottle from 09 (Bouchard Pere et Fils Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus) and I wasn't crazy about it. While admittedly it was far too young, I don't think I like the vintage too much overall. Too ripe and candied, and not as much acid as I want. I still have half a case so I'll be revisiting them, but not any time soon. A nice vintage for everyday wines though, a lot of the generic Bourgognes were quite good.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think 2008 was fine, but the prices dropped after 2009 came out which was highly regarded.
     
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    08 is my go-to year for Bachelet.
     
  8. gomestar

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    20XX is my go-to year for Bachelet. The 2002's are especially awesome right now, especially the AOC Bourgogne which can be found (granted, not easily found) for $40ish a bottle.
     
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    This is, imo, pretty damn good for a Cali cab. We just started selling. They've got a bunch of single vyd stuff too. Their base Dry Creek Zinfandel is not good... sweet on the finish and not complex at all, but I like this.
     
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    Just had a wine from PASO ROBLES!

    Villa Creek Cuvee. GSM blend, very nice.
     
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  11. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Fu who's even going to ask me in real life about gaillac or were vinsubres is located
     
  12. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    nm
     
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  13. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Talk to me. Fuuuu

    Hangout with me sometime this weekend.
     
  14. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    i have plans this weekend.








    The beach.
     
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  15. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    I didn't pass :(. I passed theory and tasting but my mind blanked out during service. She asked what to pair with a burger and tapenade and all I could think was burgundy burgundy.

    Theory was easy enough. Tasting was ok. I still have no idea what the wines were.

    Probably wont take the exam again until I have a job to afford it.
     
  17. Cary Grant

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  18. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Thanks.

    Also gavi di gavi is very boring.
     
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    gomestar Senior member

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    i passer wouldn't think so
     

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