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Great wines to be snowed in with

Posted by WineGeekJen, Feb 9, 2010.

After the eastern snow storm this weekend, I have to ask--if you were snowed in and could only have one case of any wine--what would it be?


Reply by jgaglione, Feb 9, 2010.

Susana Balbo Crios Syrah / Bonarda '07 $15 in PA.

Reply by Philip James, Feb 9, 2010.

Snow's coming down and I'm drinking

Rather out of my price range, but the Goldeneye winemakers were in the office today and left me a bottle (very kind!)

Reply by zufrieden, Feb 10, 2010.

In Vancouver BC, we are having the balmiest winter in 2 decades. This after one of the worst in 50 years last year. The temperatures have been 12 Celsius during the day and around 7 at night (or 54:45 in degrees Fahrenheit) - quite acceptable by Canadian standards. Of course, our norms are much higher than say NYC for this time of year - probably 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit warmer - but the contrast is even more striking at the moment.

So with March-like weather in early February and freezing levels at about 4,500 feet, the Olympic ski-runs will not be ideal. But I have to say, I am not complaining. My preference is leaning toward the lighter (even white) wines at the moment as I feel Spring is just around the corner (of course, we've been fooled before). Perhaps a mid-rank 2005 Meursault to get things in gear...

For you Easterners, I would suggest keeping the whites in storage for another 8 weeks and try a nice hearty California Cabernet or perhaps a Super Tuscan.

Cheers, and keep warm!

Reply by napagirl68, Feb 10, 2010.

I am not snowed in.. just rain... rain.. rain... but that is good for Ca right now.

IF I were snowed in, I guess I would take what I just bought and love... 2007 Georis Cabernet Franc

I could drink his cab franc day in, day out...

Reply by dmcker, Feb 10, 2010.

Depends on who I was snowed in with. Perhaps a case of Winston Churchill, Salon or Krug champers (hell, I guess I'd even accept Cristal), a few of those huge tins of beluga and my partner of choice at a Japanese hotspring with cedar baths inside and stone baths outside the room. No complaints about the snow from me then... :-)

Reply by Nicki Gig, Feb 10, 2010.

Wow, tough question. Probably a rare and beautiful Brunello di Montalcino. I love Italian wines!

Reply by Stunner97, Feb 10, 2010.

Im snowed in right now and in my opinion at this time any wines a good wine : )

Reply by Girl Drink Drunk, Feb 10, 2010.

I'm snowed in, also, and decided it's a whisky kind of night. I ALMOST started cracking some older Barolos and Barbs, but my husband led me astray.

Reply by Eric Guido, Feb 10, 2010.

Well, I'll tell you what, after thinking I would be at a great tasting tonight that was shut-out because of the weather, I went to the cellar and pulled something that I knew would do the job: Seghesio, Zinfandel 2007.

And yes,... It did the job.

Reply by Peppino, Feb 10, 2010.

a nice Amarone to warm up with..then maybe followed by a grappa

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 11, 2010.

Amarone would have been great, a nice Recioto even better!

Reply by Doctor Bob, Feb 11, 2010.

NYC we got 10 inches with intermittent Blizzard winds. Closed the office at noon. Took a snow day.

Freind unexpectantly popped by my home.


Could not find a free yellow cab. Did not mind is she defrosted for a bit.

Thinking of anti-freeze: just so happend to have one left over from New Years Eve

Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winton Churchill 1998

(This is a good friend)

Opened the apartment window blinds, watched the snowflakes, played music from my I-Pod, left the TV off.

Some cheese/crackers. Great conversation. Snow and winds let up after 6 PM.

DMCKER, did not need a case. One bottle did it all..

Reply by Peppino, Feb 11, 2010.

Gregory - great call with the Recioto.. in the last year or so I've discovered Barolo Chinato and Moscato Rosa which have jumped to the top of my red desert wine list.

Reply by mmrmaid, Feb 15, 2010.

we've been snowed in three times in northern va! i live on a lake and my rented townhouse is all vaulted ceilings and sliding glass doors - BRRR!! i have definitely been wanting big fat cabs....safeway has the 05 napa sequoia grove for $35 right now - yum. paraduxx cab/zin blend would do nicely. and how about penfold's grange? that would warm me up!!

Reply by dmcker, Feb 15, 2010.

Bob, I was thinking of a loooonnggg weekend... :-)

Reply by amour, Feb 22, 2010.

Just about to suggest GRAPPA from the PIEDMONT/ITALY
of which I have written so much in the past .............................only to see that Peppino had already gone there !!!!

Reply by dirkwdeyoung, Feb 22, 2010.

Mmmm, Grappa, that is a very effective anti-freeze, a bit bitter, but I like that sort of taste, also good for the digestion and a good companion for the alpine skiing. Also good for the digestion is Calvados, a favorite in Bretagne and Normandy, these are not wines of course, but we must follow the thoughts that the thread provokes. Surprisingly, an Ice Cold Linie Aquavit can have quite a warming effect. As I forget which Czar said, "Man cannot live in Russia without strong drink."

Reply by amour, Feb 23, 2010.

No one even mentioned ZINFANDEL.....SHAME!
Here is a classic for you.......

2006 Napa Valley Eastern Exposures ZINFANDEL
(From STORYBOOK MOUNTAIN)...quite a mouthfull !

From winemaker Jerry Seps with love....for the cellar as well
as now.

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