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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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    some interesting or well known ones below. Manton will give you a much more thorough look.

     
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    Where did the Chateau d'Yquem 2006 go? :)
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Damn, that's a lot of very young Bord. I would go with these two:

    Château Beausejour-Becot, St Emilion 2005.

    Château Bellevue, St Emilion 2005.

    because they are the oldest, and also Right Bank and so likely to be softer and to mature earlier. I am more familiar with the first and it is a nice wine.
     
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    What Manton said: the request is odd in that what excites me on the list is decidedly not wjatbia drinking well right now. I speak with reasonable experience about the Sauternes, at least, which I love so much. I doubt if I'd even drink the D'Arche now.And I don't really love d'Arche.
     
  6. Amar ezzahi

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    @Cary Grant, no others regions than Bordelais?
     
  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    So many wine lists are filled with wine that will be great years from now. I understand why this happens but it doesn't mean I like it.
     
  8. RedLantern

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    Picked up some wine I've been buying from The Full Pull today!

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    Mostly 2012 Washington Syrah and Syrah blends, and 2012 Washington cabs from walls walls and red mountain. A few southern Rhone blends, and some WA sparkling wine from 2006 which I'm very interested to try.
     
  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've had so many great WA wines. They are generally too rich for my blood on a daily basis though (>$14)
     
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    For daily drinkers theres a lot from St. Michelle and columbia crest that fits that bill, but you seem to be doing quite well with the budget bords. I actually don't drink wine on a daily basis, probably once a week or so. I'm just trying to get a good selection of cellar-worthy stuff, especially since 2012 is such a good vintage.
     
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    St. Michelle is pretty good. They sell it in gas stations and such. Regardless it is good. I do very well on the cheap bords. I love them.
     
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    `Try the Brézé if you hadn't yet. Stunning lime tastes.
     
  14. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There's another WA wine, called Horse Hills Heaven or something like that, that makes a decent $10 chard. Perhaps a bit oaky but not too bad.
     
  15. Piobaire

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    On the higher end I've recently had a few Cayus and they've all be killer.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I am doing a five course Bordeaux and cheese event this Fall and I have to pull from this list.

    I'll have input from the distributor and some others of course but I really value your collective input, knowing these are mostly very young.
    What I could find online of the few late 90's early 00' vintages make me think most are past due.
    I omitted all the d'Yqem. Obviously out of reach.

    Then there's the Lynch... But at the price... Tooooo young.
     
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    Horse Heaven Hills.
     
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    I think you're thinking of the "H3" series from Columbia Crest, which offers a number of varietals from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Actually that line is specifically what I was thinking of when booth was talking about WA daily drinkers. I think the most presigious vineyard from Horse Heaven hills (which is located in south central Washington, and southwest of Red Mountain) is Champoux vineyard.


    I have never had anything from Cayuse, but I would love to. Difficult to get your hands on any of their stuff as I think most of it is pre-sold to wine list members and restaurants.
     
  19. Piobaire

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    A recent one. Too young, didn't want to pop it, but our host insisted. Great, rich nose, deep fruit and firm tannins. The one behind it was an 08. Drinking really nicely.

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  20. gomestar

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    unlikely, unless it's a $15 quaffer. What's available? Could be some awesome gems that people are just clueless about.
     

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