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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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    I love Gavi
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I thought I did too, but is oxy part of the deal? Like Jura?
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG] Rhone two nights in a row
     
  4. venividivicibj

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    Too early : (
     
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  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    hahahahaha
     
  6. Cary Grant

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    I asked a friend last night- said it's seen in some makers and is accepted in older vintages but no, not a routine "style" across the board.
    FWIW
     
  7. Cary Grant

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    Probably not by much though.
     
  8. gomestar

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    -100. Hence Manton's post.
     
  9. Cary Grant

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    It ain't Nebbiolo. Corino is a nice but otherwise pretty cheap Alba Barbera. They make it to drink now. 2012 is going to prove itself an iffy year for Barbera.

    Sure, it could sit a little but that bottle just needs to sit open for maybe an hour.
    Or am I missing the sarcasm?
     
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    Phinney still is Orin Swift, and prisoner is what he sold to IIRC Constellation for $35MM. We had visited just when he sold. The story we heard is that the sale of Prisoner let him buy the winery in Maury France where most of the D66 grapes grow.

    Both the D66 bottles and the prisoner bottle that was off for me were all pre-sale.
     
  11. gomestar

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    Corino tends to be hearty as fuck. Remove price from assumptions. Manton has some Barbera or maybe even a Dolcetto that is from like 2005, and it's still years away, and yeah, it's a conversation wine.
     
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    It'd probably be an improvement if more writing about wine were in this style.
     
  13. Cary Grant

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    Corino tends to be hearty as fuck. Remove price from assumptions. Manton has some Barbera or maybe even a Dolcetto that is from like 2005, and it's still years away, and yeah, it's a conversation wine.[/q

    Huh- what's I've had from them I didn't find all that "hardy" more "typical".
     
  14. venividivicibj

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    Yeah, wasn't sure how long to wait, assumed even if I was drinking it early, would just be a bit. Was wrong.
     
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    Did no one answer this? IMO Amarone can be very solid. There's a raisination component as the grapes are dried on mats in the sun before vinification. I had a bottle a friend shared with me from the early 90s and it was fantastic.

    Had this last week. It was everything 100 Acres is supposed to be.

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  16. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the SF Groupthink[​IMG] position--in this case established by gomestar--is that Amarone sucks.
     
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    As I'm also considered a Philistine this all makes perfect sense to me.

    Edit: It seems to me the maker was Dal forno Romano.
     
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  18. venividivicibj

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    Last night.
    Unfiltered and cloudy, nice notes of a bitter cherry/raspberry, with spices. Thick (chewy?)
     
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    big fan of this stuff
     
  20. venividivicibj

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    visited them (and Broc Cellars) last month on my way up to Sonoma, was really impressed.
     

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