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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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    Oh yeah, we're looking in different price brackets.
     
  2. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    only a couple are high dollar. most of the rest are $10-40
     
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  3. concealed

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    10 recent wines

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  4. coolpapa

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    What did you think of the JP Brun and the Edmund St John?
     
  5. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I liked the Edmind St John that I've had, though it's been a while.
     
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    ESJ Bone Jolly is a favorite, so easy to like.

    JP Brun is good, more sturdy than Morgon/L'Ancien.
     
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  7. Piobaire

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    Surprised how prevalent the tannins still are. Nice notes of barnyard, leather, and red cherries.

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  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    With pizza last night

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    Had a slight sulfer smell/taste - is that a defect/sign of an off bottle, or just another typical smell
     
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  9. ChrisGold

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    Typically only a defect if it doesn't blow off with some aeration.
     
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  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Sulfur is also a sign the wine was created in a highly reductive environment which is why letting it sit will blow it off.
     
  12. venividivicibj

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    Thanks guys- I have some left from yesterday, I'll see tonight if the sulfer is gone
     
  13. Eric Michael

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    This was drinking absolutely beautifully. Fresh, vibrant and elegant. Lots of crisp, fresh apple, lemon zest and a bit of brioche. Velvet mouthfeel. I would drink this all day. I have no idea if 1999 was a good vintage, but I loved this wine.
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    This was delicious and drinking really well too. Lots of cherry, plum, dark fruit and spices, with a touch of cedar. The tannins had mellowed, but there was still great structure to the wine. Everything was in balance.
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  14. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Wine served at a Christmas party. Very surprised. Inexpensive but with lots of complexity. A lovely minerality on the nose and tasted like quality fruit. Will drink again. CAD$17.50 a bottle.

    Since moving out here, finding lots of wonderful Okanagan surprises.
     
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  15. ShawnBC

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    Will look forward to it! Always on the lookout for good canadian wines, even thought we aren't notorious in the field!
     
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  16. Piobaire

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    Did you put in for some of the Quilceda Creek cuvee? I put in for 10 but we'll see what I get.
     
  17. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Damn, I saw that - but can't pony up ATM
     
  18. RedLantern

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    I didn't, yet. Although I'm sure it's really good, I don't really want to pay that price for declass juice. it's just a mental block for me I think, but I think I'd rather something else for the money. Might still grab a bottle just because it's quilceda creek.
     
  19. Piobaire

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    This is something Gomey, Manton, and HeisstillMatt taught me...think producer. Same guys making this wine and putting their names on it.
     
  20. RedLantern

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    When you bring wine to a restaurant, is it proper for the waiter to have you taste your own wine? When I have tables that bring wine, I dispense with that part of the service because I figure it would be rude to question the provenance or condition of the customer's wine (ie, I should assume they know what they brought and that it's not faulted). Is this correct?
     

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