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Snooth User: Carlo182

Hello North Texas!

Posted by Carlo182, Dec 31, 2012.

Slowly picking out my favorites & enjoying food pairings @ wonderful restaurants in Austin & Dallas! Looking forward to social events nearby !

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Reply by EMark, Dec 31, 2012.

Welcome aboard Carlo.  We look forward to hearing about your discoveries.

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Reply by Carlo182, Dec 31, 2012.

Thanks! I've contributed a couple notes on some recent wines. New Years celebration accompanied by Adobe Red 2009 :) 

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Reply by jtryka, Dec 31, 2012.

Welcome Carlo!

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Reply by Carlo182, Dec 31, 2012.

@ jtryka, you like Rhone's ? I was reading your profile. I recently posted on 2010 Domaine Cros de Romet from Alain Boisson. Quite  a good one to me. 

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Reply by jtryka, Dec 31, 2012.

Yes, I like Rhones, having a CdP tonight in fact!  I'll have to check out your post.

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Reply by jtryka, Dec 31, 2012.

Saw your review on the Nebbiolo, I have a love-hate relationship with Barolo, and almost opened up an '04 tonight, but honestly I have real trouble with them if they are under 10 years old.  I was at a tasting a few weeks ago and they opened up an '08, and surprisingly it was drinkable, but not much else could be said about it!  Also, saw you reviewed the '05 under the '01 vintage, you can always add a vintage if you don't see yours on Snooth, I think it's a link that says something like "don't see your vintage, add it here" under the description.  I've done that a lot for newer wines in particular.

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Reply by Carlo182, Dec 31, 2012.

Thanks for the suggestion! I'll update vintages accordingly. Yes, I was a bit torn with that '05 Carema and couldn't pick up the floral scents the Sommelier alluded to. It was just too alcohol dominant. Am I ridiculous for enjoying Nebbiolo's warmer? I feel they soften up.

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Reply by jtryka, Dec 31, 2012.

I'm not so sure whether it's the temperature or just the exposure to the air, but like you I find that Barolos and other wines from the Nebbiolo grape tend to be very astringent early on, but then as they age it's almost like you turned on a switch and they are the most amazing wines!  Well, after midnight it will only be one more year till the '04 will be ready! LOL


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