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The Official Wine Thread

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

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    Should i open it soon? Got a case of the 1998 vintage in storage...
     
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    I would try one now, if you have a whole case. I doubt it's fully mature, but it should be well past its tannic-awkward stage.
     
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    Opening a bottle of Muir Wood 2012 Cabernet tonight...

    Any experiences out there with this one?

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    98 was a challenging vintage.
     
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    The 96 was drinking very well but I think the 97 could have used another decade. Had this tonight at a friend's. It's an 89 in case it's too blurry to read.

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    Had some Champs last night:

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    You've got some nice friends. ...Or if it was your bottle, they've got some nice friends.
     
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    Had a little Jura bubbles last night. Very nice sparkler for the money.
     
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    i stole it from foodguy's Facebook wall.




    I'll say that if I want a solid California-style, not overdone, affordable, consistent, and widely available cab, I'll happily get the BV Rutherford or the Mondavi Napa.
     
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    mondavi Napa has been better lately. The last Rutherford I really liked was the 2005.
     
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    All Donnhoff, all the time.

    The 11 is noticably more mature than the 12. The 12 is still very tight.
     
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    Will be handy to make a point with a Cali winemaker friend charging way too much for his pinots that are 15%+ ABV and always out of balance.
     
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    Sitting on the counter of my new bar back.
     
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    You know what? I completely agree with this. If the wine is great I couldn't care less. I'm just not a fan of cheating and dishonesty and would prefer if I'm drinking something that's actually what the producer claims it is but I would drink it and buy it if it's tasty. I think the other problem with blending and non traditional grapes is that the wines end up tasting too similar (generally hot and fruity) although sometimes it's done well. IMO producers should be given leeway to do what they want but it should say so on the wine label.

    (Kermit lynch suspects a lot of burgundy producers and bordeaux producers are actually adding rhone wines to their wines. Dunno how true the accusation is)

    pB the wines I mentioned don't exist. Ponsot didn't make that wine under their label until the 80s and dom perignon didn't release in 2001
     
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    Avior Reserva '09 good as always.

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    Very oaky. But delicious nonetheless.

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    Côte de Provence is very difficult, IMO. Most of the rosés and blancs are flabby, sour, bitter and alcoholic (and often overly sulfuric). Even in the higher price regions. Even (some of?--I've only really tried Château Minuty) the Cru Classés. Anyway, this was pretty good. Their "cheaper" wines weren't great either--the Cuvée Grande Réserve was disappointing and the Cuvée Domaine was almost undrinkable. Didn't sample their reds.
     
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    My last bottle of 2005 Malvira Langhe Nebbiolo.

    Sigh.
     
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