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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?

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Reply by jgaglione, Feb 9, 2010.

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

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Reply by Philip James, Feb 9, 2010.

Snow's coming down and I'm drinking http://www.snooth.com/wine/goldeney...

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

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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!

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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...

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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... :-)

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Reply by Nicki Gig, Feb 10, 2010.

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

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Reply by Stunner97, Feb 10, 2010.

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

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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.

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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.

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Reply by Peppino, Feb 10, 2010.

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

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 11, 2010.

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

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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.

Drenched.

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..

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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.

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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!!

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Reply by dmcker, Feb 15, 2010.

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

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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 !!!!

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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."

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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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