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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Principle

    Principle Senior member

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    It doesn't have a vintage on it, so probably recent.
     
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    [​IMG] can't stop won't stop. Dry and thick, high acid, more pleasant than that Pinot a few posts ago
     
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  3. Piobaire

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    There's your answer. It was to stabilize in the bottle and should blow off. A few months ago I was drinking some Lieu Dit Pinot that had just been bottled and the same thing.
     
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    Help!

    Is Moscato different from Moscato D'Asti?

    I am looking for a low-alcohol slightly bubbly wine.

    Any thoughts? Maybe suggest a label? Sweetness OK...

    Cheers,
     
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  5. ChrisGold

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    Moscato (or Moscato Bianco) is the grape, some of the best examples come from Asti in Peidmont, thus the DOCG Moscato d'Asti. (Moscato from Asti)

    Cerreto is one of the best, but if you are just starting out drinking Moscato, look for any reasonably priced producer of d'ASti or d'Alba.
     
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  6. Cary Grant

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    Also look for Brachetto, Like Malvira's "Birbet" for low alcohol sparkling (red in this case). Excellent with chocolate.
     
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    Bugey-Cerdon. Off-dry, not as carbonated as méthode champenoise sparklers. Typically a very deep rose made mostly from gamay. Patrick Bottex, one of Kermit the Frog's producers, makes a good one.

    In the same vein is FRV100 (it's a pun) from JP Brun in Beaujolais.

    Completely different but very good is txakoli from the Basque country in Spain. Both the white and rose versions are tart, saline, slightly effervescent, and very drinkable. Ameztoi seems to be fairly widely available, and it is good.
     
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    Chris, Cary, jcusey,

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will search for all of them and provide feedback.

    Cheers,
     
  9. erictheobscure

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    I know there was some talk about wtso.com here recently. Just picked up three bottles of this 2008 Barolo for cheap (right under $30). Don't know much about the producer but seems like a good deal.

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  10. Principle

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    Is anyone using Vivino here? What are your thoughts?
     
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    [​IMG] The second Riojas I've had, opens up nicely, balanced cherry and tannins, had this with kebabs and rice pudding
     
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    This is not to be missed. Good for cellaring too.
     
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  13. Piobaire

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    Muga is the great stuff. Shhh, don't tell anyone else.
     
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  14. Principle

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    I thought Riojas don't keep?
     
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    No way. For the Gran Reserva designation the wines must spend a minimum of two years in oak and then three years in bottle. This means a producer cannot release a Gran Reserva for a minimum of five years after vinification. As they tend to use their best grapes for the Gran Reserva, and spend so much time in oak, it's about guaranteed they'll be age worthy.
     
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  16. Principle

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    Are high tannin concentrations suggestive of a bottle that'll keep? I don't mind putting off a few bottles, because I really enjoyed that Lan.
     
  17. ChrisGold

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    Prado Enea is very different from say Torre Muga in that it's really old school. Tons of leather and tobacco and drinks like top shelf Bordeaux. I'm a big fan. Torre Muga, on the other hand has a ton of rich fruit and needs some time to develop. Everything that they make is the real deal. I've got some early to mid 90s Mugas in the cellar that I need to pop and see how they evolved.
     
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    They way you worded it, yes. They are "suggestive" but not a guarantee as there are a lot of other factors.
     
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    Last night: 1997 Rochioli Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasted like ~20 year old RRV Cabernet.

    Today: 2005 Ridge Montebello. It's awesome. Also: Ridge 2007 Geyserville Zinfandel Essence, late harvest zin, beautifully balanced and just a wonderful dessert wine.
     
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    Veuve Rose and Fisher Coach 2002 with dinner. Veuve Rose is my favorite from this house, and is very dry on the palate, great with apps and salads.

    Coach is fully mature, but the fruit is still enormous, very dark, with mature plum flavors just starting to creep in. Black currants, black raspberry and hints of spice. I owned a lot of Fisher from that era and now down to just a few bottles.

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