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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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    [​IMG] Ripe, crisp and clean. Serious oolong tea notes, goes down real smoothly
     
  2. Krish the Fish

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    If I really liked Tignanello, anything I should try that's similar (and more readily available)? Thanks in advance!
     
  3. ChrisGold

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    MARCHESE ANTINORI Chianti Classico Riserva - nicknamed "baby Tignanello", it's also got a nice dollop of Cabernet, similar vilification and often shares the same flavor profile.
     
  4. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    Oh man sounds right down my alley, might get a couple bottles of it and Tignanello for Thanksgiving... and for myself naturally
     
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    Infanticide!

    /Manton
     
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    this is such a hard question because who knows what shops near you stock what wines.

    i think it'd be best to find a shop with somebody super knowledgeable. otherwise the big negociants tend to have good value especially in the lower range (the SF wine people think bouchard pere et fils and faively is good for reds and jadot is most suited to whites). also it's harder to find nowadays but the big name domaines like ramonet, leroy, the ponsots, and the gros family have basic appellation level wines that are in the $30-50 range and are more suited for consumption now. a lot of them also make wines in cheaper villages that are very good.


    try leaving a wine open for 2, 3 days. that's what i think of when i see flabby or spent. i'm not sure what exactly the oxygen does, but wines taste fruitier with less structure
     
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  7. Piobaire

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    I could be wrong but isn't "flabby" usually used to describe a wine that is highly/overly concentrated while simultaneously lacking structure and acidity?
     
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  8. ChrisGold

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    Correct, especially the lack of acidity.
     
  9. indesertum

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    Maybe we're thinking the same things just expressing it differently?
     
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  10. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Anyone in LA/OC recommend a good wine shop?

    @foodguy
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  11. lawyerdad

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    I'm far from an expert, but I like The Wine House on Cotner in West LA and K & L Wines in Hollywood. Both are pretty big with good selections (at least by my relatively unsophisticated standards) and good customer service.

    I enjoy browsing for wine and spirits at Wally's on Westwood Blvd as well, but they're smaller and pricier than Wine House (which is 5-10 minutes away).
     
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    I can vouch for K&L as a website customer. They also seem to get a lot of Kermit Lynch stuff which I always enjoy.
     
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    DomaineLA or Lou's wine shop are by the far the best for "natural" wines
     
  15. djblisk

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    I recommend Hitimes Wine in Newport. Awesome.
     
  16. djblisk

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    Wine purchases for the week. [​IMG]
     
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  17. Manton

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    Hi Times and Wine Exchange in OC.
     
  18. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pairing with music? Is this a gag? Well, I know both pieces, so what the hell.

    I assume you mean the Brahms AFO? Kinda boisterous for white, no? I would try for a high-end P-F or Macon. Ferret is a great producer. Nice wines in the $40-$50 range. As for a red, I have really liked Lucien Boillot in that range. Zacky's has several at the village level from 2006-2007-2008 that are drinkable now.
     
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  20. djblisk

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    Lucien Boillot is quite expensive. The 2006 is around $100
     

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