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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    don't cross it off the bucket list.

    it's why tastings like these are good and bad. You get to taste a great wine at that very moment, but what makes some of these wines truly spectacular is how different they taste a few moments later, and then later still. Few wines are more obvious of this as the higher end DRC offerings.
     
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  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Garrigue. Thank you Google-foo.

    Matt told me how to pronounce but I don't remember how. :(
     
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  3. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    gah-REEG
     
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  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I have a few of these, nice daily drinkers, and post this just because the label is so humorous. I had the concept explained to me by the winemaker and can see him imitating wrestling moves as he talks. He has a Los Topos "Shining Wizard" and apparently that is a famous wrestling move. The gophers represent the bane of all farmer's existence.

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  5. LeatherBoot

    LeatherBoot Senior member

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    Tonight I had this:

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    which was not bad.

    Now I am having this:

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    which is not good...past it's time.
     
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  6. Stone

    Stone Senior member

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    I've had a few bottles of the 2010 Masciarelli Montepulciano D'Abruzzo "Marina Cvetic" recently over the past month. Comes across as a hybrid between a big, concentrated grenache and a dusty, herbal, rustic Italian wine...like the wine equivalent of a fernet milkshake. Gordon's in Waltham MA is asking $20 for it, which is crazy good value IMO.

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  7. LeatherBoot

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    Sounds very good. I am adding it to my list.
     
  8. concealed

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    nice allagash coolship in the background

    <metrowest guy here as well
     
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    Oh right. This took about and hour for the funk to go away. Ripe fruits, tobacco. Very easy to drink. I didn't really see much in the way of decline.
     
  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    If you're in the mood for a good Paso Zin this will do it. Nice fruit, doesn't taste too hot, a tad of tannin for balance, just went down real easy.
     
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  13. Stone

    Stone Senior member

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  14. Cary Grant

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    TWSS... couldn't resist
     
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    I have had several. I make out which of the series it is, but Resurgam is quite tart, but my favorite was Red. There is no rush to drink those sours, they get more tart over time, if that's your thing.
     
  16. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Sipping a 2011 Willow Creek Cuvee by Villa Creek. 70% Grenache of which i think 50% was whole cluster. It's in a good spot right now.
     
  17. LeatherBoot

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    Having this Clos des Papes tonight:
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    Strong stuff, the sort that turns your teeth purple. Very nice soft tannins. This is a good wine.
     
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  18. b1os

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    Most of the wines I've had in the past three weeks. Problem with being too lazy to post them right away is that you're also too lazy to write down notes (not to imply my notes are of much use anyway).

    La Scolca Gavi di Gavi Etichetta Bianca 2013

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    This was delicious but it was also a bit too timid. Looking forward to the Etichetta Nera.

    Terlan Classico Terlaner 2014

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    South Tyrol. Quite fruity and quite acidic. Good.

    Giunco Piccolo Vermentino di Sardegna 2012

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    It was good. Don't remember much else.

    Lacryma Christi Vesuvio Bianco 2012

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    Also good.

    Famile Perron Luberon rosé

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    Pretty good.

    Guy Saget Touraine Sauvignon 2013

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    Relatively cheap, decent stuff.

    Ritterhof Lenz 2012

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    Also good as a daily drinker.

    Domaine Lupier El Terroir 2009

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    Similar to its "smaller brother/sister" La Dama, this is no easy wine. Quite a bit of tannins and acidity, but beautiful.

    Marchesi di Barolo Peiragal 2011

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    Delicious. Maybe a tad too hot.

    Poderi dal Nespoli Borgo dei Guidi Rosso Forlì 2011

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    Easy to drink, delicious.

    Baglio di Pianetto Cembali 2006

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    Pretty great Nero d'Avola. Easy to drink, delicious.

    I'm drinking this now:

    Mimus Spätburgunder 2011

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    Great stuff. Could probably age a few more years; still quite a bit of rougher tannins and racy acidity. Other than that, exactly the flavors I'm looking for in a Spätburgunder.
     
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  19. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    That Mimus label reminds me of an Oregon Spätburgunder producer, Ken Wright.
     
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  20. Stone

    Stone Senior member

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    Dinner:

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