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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. decor8j

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    Portuguese Red! My new favourite!!! Quinto de Murta!
     
  2. gomestar

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    1990 Pol Roger Champs. Great balance between old and new, though skewed to the "nicely aged" side.

    1966 Louis Martini Napa Cab. The surprise of the night, not dead at all. Nothing particularly noteworthy in the end, but this $2 supermarket wine survived nearly 50 years, and it was still chugging along.

    1974 Mondavi Napa Cab. Outstanding wine from an outstanding vintage. Really awesome, and great depth.

    1980 Mondavi Napa Cab. Off bottle, may have been a little cooked.

    1985 Mondavi Napa Cab. Also outstanding, though not as distinctive as the '74.

    1977 Fonseca Port. Awesome clarity on the palate, and perfect with dessert.
     
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  4. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    Blah. Blah. Blah. Pics or it didn't happen.

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sooo jelly.
     
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  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    We'll have our own wine tasting and not invite them.
     
  7. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    but he was invited. He decided Texas instead.
     
  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I got to see my boo.
     
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  9. Principle

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    [​IMG] had this in the woods after a hike, very fragrant, vanilla and leather all over this. Medium tannins and the subtle acidity paired well with some local donuts
     
  10. Principle

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    [​IMG][​IMG] Rioja intro continued. Will post thoughts tomorrow
     
  11. Piobaire

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    Is that second one a 100% Graciano? Interesting but far from what one thinks of when talking of Rioja (unless I'm misreading that label).
     
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  12. Cary Grant

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    Yes and yes.
     
  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does anybody have a feel for the Bordeaux vintages post 2010? 2009 and 2010 have been great, but a lot of the values in those areas are either gone, not a value or starting to show their age in not a good way on dusty shelves.
     
  14. erictheobscure

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    Whoa, I just got this e-mail from a wine bar. I might have to go check this out--maybe once in a while, Philly doesn't suck.

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  15. gomestar

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    "legendary" producer, but would not hit
     
  16. Piobaire

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    I've never tried the '04 Bosconia. I've had the '02 and really liked it even though that was apparently an awful vintage for Rioja.
     
  18. Piobaire

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    I am glad I finally got this thread to start loving on Rioja. :)
     
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  19. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    Huh? b10s, CG, and others have long talked about Spanish wines here.
     
  20. Piobaire

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    This is true but I was referencing a recent Booth post:

     

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