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Snooth User: kylewolf

revisiting your first wine

Posted by kylewolf, Oct 20, 2009.

Hey all,

I don't know how many people remember your first favored wine, but I do. This was the first wine I actually enjoyed, and it by itself, launched my love and I may say, addiction, to wine. Relax Rielsing. In the beginning, I would have said at best I thought it was kinda sweet and with some citrus. but now I tried it again. the nose was rich with a light background of grass with a semi-smeet citrus, pear, and grapfruit. the Palate is a rich sweetness, only slightly syrupy, heavy with honeydew melon, pear, apple, and a nice beautiful finish of citrus. Not bad for between $7-10 a bottle.

So, if you know, what was THE wine that got you started?


Reply by Hexley, Oct 20, 2009.

Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Shiraz.

Where it all began....

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Oct 21, 2009.

1973 Marco Donati Teroldego, in 1975. My first case purchase! I have a single bottle left.
I don't remember the wine that well but I do remember how i reacted to it. It was love at first sip! I had had wine before but this was exciting, delicious, fresh and complex and worked brilliantly with the food we were eating.

On a different note, the oldest written review I have for a wine is my 10/2/85 review of the 1982 Santa Margherita Cabernet Sauvignon $4.99. I was living large!

Reply by chadrich, Oct 21, 2009.

I'm going to cheat and name 3. For me it was not so much a single wine as it was a wine country experience. Somewhere in the early 90s. And the 3 wines I have vivid memories of, which kick-started my obsession, were Iron Horse Blanc de Blancs, Niebaum-Coppola Cab Franc, and Gundlach-Bundschu Cab Franc. Interestingly I haven't had the latter 2 in a number of years, but now I'm thinking I should....

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