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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. b1os

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    ^Yup, it's mostly that. Just that blow isn't that common among the youth nowadays, but more synthetic stuff. At least in Europe. Oh well.

    I'm gonna open a bottle of Cristo di Campobello bianco now. The local wine shop stops stocking CdCs wines, sadly. Love their Lu Patri (100% Nero d'Avola), and their other stuff is pretty damn good too.
     
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    Fob Asians are crazy! Especially the business people... They drink cognac like its water.
     
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    Delicious. Didn't experience such prominent pepper notes in other CdPs (though, to be fair, I've only had like three in the 20-30 € range). Could definitely use some more age but oh well.
     
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    Had a lovely, lovely 1998 Leroy BB the other day. $95 off a list, last bottle in the Restaurant. Perfect!
     
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    What's BB? Bourgogne blanc?


    How much does it cost in Germany? I've found an '03 for $45 but been trying to get rid of stuff not buy more. Tempting tho
     
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    It's usually around 50 €. I've bought it for 33.49 €, due to a coupon code.

    Also, I don't know much about the '03 vintage, but if it's somewhat solid, $ 45 sounds like a good/great deal.
     
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    Didn't that '11 taste a little young?
     
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    Yes, I guess, but it opened up decently. And I don't really have much experience with aged wines anyway so I don't know what what I'm missing out on.
     
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    I'm not sure about the 03 vintage in CdP but that sounds like an excellent price for Vieux
     
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    Went great with a trio of dry aged rib-eyes, garden fresh tomatoes, and sweet potatoes.
    Aged to perfection; deep, leathery, as of the skins of cherries.
     
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    it's at a really awesome stage of old and new.



    if i had a car, I'd go back down to the Wegmans in Woodbridge, NJ and buy them out.
     
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    2010 Booker "The Alchemist" tonight. Syrah blend with really nicely marbled grilled ribeyes. Did fingerling potatoes in duck fat and tossed in garlic and parsley at the end.
     
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    Petrol at all? Wish I could buy old finger lakes Riesling. Wonder how it ages.

    I'm going to keep an eye out.

    I've been drinking bloomer creek a lot. Rather like the Rieslings and gerwurztraminers
     
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    yeah. old Finger Lakes stuff is really great, but rarely available because Manton and I will buy it all.
     
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    The only Fox Run I have ever had was a Lemberger. I remember not being thrilled, but I think it was more to do with the grape than the producer. Apparently it is hard for the Finger Lakes to mess up Rieslings. Speaking of which, I wonder what the mild weather has in store for the 2014 vintage?

    Does a low alcohol content in a wine necessarily mean a sweeter wine? Do some producers just pick the grapes before the ripen too much in order to get a dry wine with low alcohol?

    Yet another question, do some producers ever add sugar to wine to kind of mask certain inconsistencies from year to year? I had this cheap Napa Merlot that the sales assistant said people have been buying up. It was like $12 2012 12.5% alcohol and it had some good qualities, but the finish tasted like a candy cane.
     

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