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Posted by infinitenexus, Jun 20, 2011.

Hello hello, I am new here.  I'm 29, in the Army, and my wife and I are very new to wine, but very passionate about it and doing our research and learning (and tasting!) all we can.  I'm getting stationed in Colorado in a few months, and we're going to try to pick up a few acres and plant some vines to make our own wine (we currently make wine from fruit and kits).  Very glad to be a part of this community.

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Reply by dmcker, Jun 20, 2011.

Welcome to Snooth. Where else have you been stationed, and what wines have you drunk and liked?

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Reply by infinitenexus, Jun 20, 2011.

Monterey, CA (DLI) twice, and schofield barracks, HI.  Currently in west Texas for a few months, then I'm going to Ft. Carson, CO (colorado springs) When I got into wines, unfortunately just a short time ago, maybe 2 years, I started with malbecs, then worked into merlots and zinfandels.  My first "love" was the 2006 Catena Malbec, which to this day I will still say is their best wine, better than their higher end wines.  Only the 2006, though.  Since then I've developed a love for big California Zinfandels, but only if done properly and balanced, like Selby and Terra D'oro, and a few others.  Since then I've developed a taste for big, tannic cabs with some oak, and Syrahs, and of course, nice Bordeaux blends.  My current favorite is Cabernet Franc.  When we buy land and grow our own vines in Colorado, my wife and I want to make a bordeaux blend as our "premeir wine", which we'll give away to our friends and family (like the rest of our wine), and some cabernet Franc, and also some Chardonnay fermented with skins on, and aged in French Oak with malolactic fermentation.  The more I read about wines though, the more I want to make a Sangiovese, a petite sirah, a zinfandel, a grenache, a riesling, and everything else.  I am just truly in love with wine.

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Reply by dmcker, Jun 21, 2011.

So do you come from an agricultural upbringing? Or just not afraid to wade ahead, come what may?  ;-)

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Reply by infinitenexus, Jun 21, 2011.

No agricultural upbringing at all, actually.  I just love every aspect of wine, and I've fallen in love with the whole aspect of making your wine "on the vine", and letting it make itself, so to speak.  I'm literally addicted to the beauty of wine and everything about it.  I don't ever plan on being a 95 point wine-producing winery, I just want to make good, solid red wine to give away to my friends and family.  If I can sell those wines for 5 or 10 bucks per bottle and just break even, monetarily speaking, then I'll be happy.  To me, wine, especially red wine, is about enjoying life.  50 gallons of wine per year and I'll be as happy as can be, especially if I'm making good cab franc and bordeaux, maybe even a petite sirah or a skin-on chardonnay!  Like I said, to me it's about making a simple yet beautiful wine where you can taste the very dirt it grew in, the terroir, all the minor aspects of it's growth.  If I can make just one nice red wine like that, so very passionate and true to the spirit of wine, then hell, I'll copy that same wine for a few years and just give it away to everyone I know and die happy!

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Reply by infinitenexus, Jun 21, 2011.

And to more accurately answer your question, I'm definitely not afraid to  wade ahead, I literally want to grow some cab franc, cab sauv, merlot, malbec, tannat, fer, grenache, syrah, petite sirah, sangiovese, and pinor noir, just to see which one turns best.  When I find the best wine for our location, I want to do very low yields and make the best possible wine I can, no matter which variety (but I hope it's cab franc, haha).

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jun 21, 2011.

In - Welcome to Snooth

Good Luck with your venture

Hopefully you can get to try some Aussie Wines, happy to give some reco's if you are interested

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Reply by njhic, Jun 21, 2011.

Welcome 

If you are going to make zinfandel, you already have a potential customer, i.e.  me :)

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Reply by infinitenexus, Jun 21, 2011.

Stephen - I would love some recommendations for good Australian wine.

njhic - I would absolutely love to grow zinfandel, I'll just have to see how it handles the climate where I'll be.  My fingers are crossed though!

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jun 21, 2011.

IN - let me know whats available in your part of the world and I will give you some guidance

Yalumba Scribbler and Pewsey Vale Riesling are generally available in the US so if you see the 08 Scribbler or 10 Pewsey grab a bottle and let me know what you think

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Reply by infinitenexus, Jun 25, 2011.

I'm temporarily stationed in West Texas, so the selection is fairly slim, but I do mail order a lot of wines.  Thanks for the recommendations, I'll check them out.

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jun 26, 2011.

In - always happy to reco on whats available online


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