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Posted by vineyard22, Mar 10.

Cant wait to exchange pointers and notes with fellow Snooth-ians! 

 

Clink!

Jerry

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Reply by dmcker, Mar 10.

Welcome, Jerry. Lots of pointmakers, exchangers and notetakers here! Friendly place, be sure to bring any observations, questions, what have you here...

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Reply by outthere, Mar 10.

Ok, you go first  ;)

 

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Reply by vineyard22, Mar 15.

thanks dmcker and outthere. As i am just beginning here, i often find problem with leftover wines, especially when I am the only one tasting at home. Much as I would like to blog reviews after reviews, it is going to get tricky when I have many unfinished bottles. any of you encounter this when you start tasting? 

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Mar 19.

Hello Jerry,

Welcome to Snooth.

Just stick to one or two wines at a time, nothing wrong with that. I have had lots of bottles open at once and if the wine is young I find the recorking it and keeping it int he fridge means it's good to drink for at least a few days.

The alternative of course is to just finish the bottles!

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Reply by vineyard22, Mar 21.

Thanks Greg for the advice. That is currently what I am doing. Am planning to read more to make up for the lack of tasting.

I just had Los Vascos Grande Reserve 2010 from Barons De Rothschild Lafite last week and it was such a pleasure drinking it. The lingering finish seems like I just had it yesterday. Highly recommended. Have any of you tried this before?

Is Colchagua Valley capable to produce such wines? Chilean wines are afterall, not as likeable among the mass market consumers.   

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Reply by gregt, Mar 21.

Greg is right. Especially if it's just you drinking them alone, stick to one or two bottles a night, that way you won't have any leftovers. It's when you open six or seven that you might have a few half bottles left. Besides, you don't want all that alcohol anyway. But if you can't restrain yourself, there's a long thread about leftovers and you may peruse that. By the end of it, you'll glean what Greg just said - the fridge is the best place.

Unless you are making vinegar. if you have a mother bottle, you can just pour into that and keep replenishing it. I don't use all that much vinegar myself, but that's another good use of leftovers. Just remember that the vinegar you make is going to be much stronger than what you buy and use it accordingly.

As far as whether Colchagua is able to produce such wines - what does that mean? Didn't the wine you drank come from Colchagua? If you liked it, then seems like they are able to produce such wines. It's not a brilliant wine to me and in fact, I've not yet had any  brilliant wines from Chile. From my tasting, which isn't all that extensive, they do a credible job with Merlot and they do a very good job with a number of whites and also some interesting Syrah. But it's a big place with a lot of mountains so it's kind of hard to be too general about a country that hasn't even begun to explore its potential. I tend to find their Cab-based wines at the same time too green and too ripe. I think that's a matter of location and perhaps they should look more to other grapes, much as Mendoza has discovered that their Malbec is generally much better than their Cab.

Cheers and welcome.

 

 

 

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Reply by vineyard22, Mar 26.

GregT, I guess because of my first good experience with Colchagua, I would be more confident of picking another bottle from there. Just looking for some assurance in this community. :) I will take note of the pointers you mention about it. Many thanks!

 


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