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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It would surprise me greatly if Broc used reverse osmosis, spinning cones, or any of the rest of that modern, high-tech stuff; but who knows?

    Edit: According to the tech specs for the Broc white zin, the grapes were picked at under 21 Brix, which means that the maximum alcohol of the finished wine was under 11.75%.
     
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    This was very tasty. I sure hope that it wasn't grocery store Champagne, though.
     
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    Any opinions on the Mira brand wines? It' being served in a few restaurants around here.

    Thanks,
     
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    Another bottle of the Avior Riserva 2009. The room temperature pretty much makes chilling red wine mandatory. Didn't think about it, hence I was a bit disappointed at first. Slightly chilled it's good.
     
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    No idea about the Chateau D'Arcins but Parker gave it a 90 in 2012 so it must be good right?

    I had a couple of bottle of the 2005 Malmaison a couple of years ago and thought it was fantastic. Place by be just got a new case. I am hoping it is even better now.

    Manton, I believe you said you had some Malmaison back when I first posted it, have you had any of the 05's recently?
     
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    The mailmasinhad a short finish bitt blalbeetid, finish was ok dog short Charlie sheen
     
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    quoting for confidence
     
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  9. Manton

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    I still have one bottle of that Malmaison, perhaps two. I thought it was fantastic the last time I had it, but I can't exactly recall when that was.
     
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    Drinking 2011 McManis Cab Sauv tonight... perhaps a bit too sweet/oaked for my taste, but still complimented a T-bone steak well.

    Had a Coonawarra Cab Sauv the other night- really enjoyed the mint/eucalyptus notes. I'll look for more bottles from this region.
     
  11. sdpappy

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    Was about to pull open my 1982 Pichon Lalande but decided this cold wouldn't allow me to appreciate it for my birthday so opened a sonoma coast pinot noir instead tonight.
     
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    The Chateau D'Arcins was truly a great wine. Tons of structure there and it already getting a hint of that pruney flavor that generally wines that are a bit older get. I don't know if it just the vintage shining through, but a solid wine.
     
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    Has anyone tried Bodegas El Nido Clio from Jumilla? I scored a couple of bottles on the cheap and I was interested in it as it is mainly a grape I've never heard of before. 70% Monastrell and the rest Cab. Sauv.
     
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    How much was it and where did you get it?

    I had a $10 wonder last night, 2010 Hoyt, oddly sweet. A bit of a let down.
     
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    I don't remember exactly how much, but I am going to swing by the place and grab another bottle or two and let you know. It is at this little discount wine place in Brooklyn that frequently has cheap gems. It was definitely under $25.
     
  16. Beckwith

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    Terrible wine, sent it to me to taste and I will report back. Actually really liked that producer as I have had the El Nido labelled bottle in the past. I am enjoying the Jumilla from spain lately from Volver, and El Nido has seen their prices skyrocket.

     
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    $17.95 petty close to tip top fabrics
     
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    $7.19 for a bottle of 2012 Folonari Chianti. Hard to beat.
     
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    I can't believe how cheap you can get pretty good Chianti's for.
     
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    My favorite Chianti are the Fontodi Flaccianello and Felsina Rancia. Delicious!
     

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