GDP on Wine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz

Virtual Tasting in September

Original post by Gregory Dal Piaz, Aug 19, 2010.

So with the end of summer approaching my thoughts return to drinking more red wine. That may, or may not be a good thing but it started me thinking - What do WE want to drink?

If we have a few coordinated tastings, maybe even in a chatroom somewhere - live, we could try similar wines and share experiences, maybe even try the same exact wine.

At bare minumum we can spend the month exploring a region, or regions. I am already planning to begin exploring French wines in a basic way in October but I thought I would open September up to suggestions to get things rolling.

If we figure things out in time I'd even be happy to host something here at Snootsaew bottles from the designated region!

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Reply by dmcker, Sep 16, 2010.

Yeah picking the muesli sunflower seeds out of your teeth will doing that sibilant sucking of the pinot isn't really the greatest...

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Reply by Lucha Vino, Sep 16, 2010.

I will have the Argyle 2008 for sure and will try to pick up one of the others on GDP's list for comparison.  I will be able to join between 9 and 10 PM Eastern (6-7 here on the West Coast).

Cheers!

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Sep 16, 2010.

I have a 06 Arygyle and 07 Scott Paul that will be the US limit for me now

I agree with D - the Burgs on his list are probably getable

Timing 10pm Eastern is better for me as it is 11.30am for me but flexible

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 16, 2010.

OK, so I'll take my laptop home and we can start a bit later - 9:30 pm my time?

I'll take a look around for the butgs on D's list but will have at least one from my list on hand, probably the Bize.

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Reply by dmcker, Sep 17, 2010.

It's nearly 8pm Friday night and I'm about to meet some clients/suppliers for dinner and drinks afterwards. Didn't have a chance to get to any wineshops at all. So all I'll have is the Au Bon Climat.

I dug through everything I have in the apartment before heading out the door this morning and grabbed what I thought was another pinot but then realized it was an Olivier Merlin Macon La Roche Vineuse red, which I then realized is actually gamay. I may pop it open anyway tomorrow morning, since my Saturday will be shot for any formal productivity anyway, and it's always better to have at least two wines to help in creating a comparative dialectic (won't be opening the Remoissenet, I'm afraid).

I haven't had any of Merlin's reds yet, and will be hunting for his Beaujolais bottlings after this. I do really like his chardonnays from St. Aubin, St. Veran and Pouilly Fuisse, and think not only is he one of the more serious winemakers in the Maconnais these days, but his prices also provide great value. I also think the Snooth ratings (3 cups) are ridiculously low for the better of his whites (he makes a range of bottlings).

That's neither here nor there for this tasting, but just wanted to give a heads up. I hadn't really paid much attention to this event until a few days ago, and wish I'd had the time to dig up a couple more that the rest of you will be drinking.

Now here's hoping I don't get sucked into those fleshpots tonight the others like so much.... ;-)

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 17, 2010.

I know I can get my hands on an ABC pinot and the 08 Argyle.

I'll do some looking around later today to nail down additional selections.

See you in the morning!

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 17, 2010.

I'll also have the

2007 Faiveley Nuits-st-georges

2007 Whitehaven Marlborough

I'll begin broadasting on the Snooth Ustream channel right around 9:30 eastern standard time for anyone interested in chatting.

 

 

 

 

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Reply by dmcker, Sep 17, 2010.

Not having participated in any of the earlier Snooth virtual tastings, nor used UStream in any other context, how is this going to work? Are you, Greg, in video and the rest of us chatting in audio, by text, or...?

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 17, 2010.

Yes, I'll be there in Video, and there is a text chat box available for us to use.

 

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 17, 2010.

evidently i can also alow others to add thier video and audio, and for some reason at the moment I can't find the button to activate the chat box.

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 17, 2010.

so i'm here right now

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gdp-on-wine

haven't yet started tasting though

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Sep 17, 2010.

Greg

Stephen here in Aust can here you

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Sep 17, 2010.

Greg

we have

06 Argyle

07 Scott Paul

07 Ata Rangi

06 Paringa {Mornington in Aust}

06 Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru

Trying to get a picure of us - technology challanging

What are you drinking we are on 06 Argyle

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Sep 17, 2010.

Greg

Trying to get technology working

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Sep 17, 2010.

Can still hear and see you

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Sep 17, 2010.

06 Argyle is looking good

Nose is taking a while to open, colour good

Taste is light hard to describe, but similar to you it is very silky the four of us a quite impressed - Maiden US pinot experience

Starting to evolve with slightly more spicey notes

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Reply by Lucha Vino, Sep 17, 2010.

Hi Stephen.  Hope you can join us over on the Video and Chat.

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Sep 17, 2010.

Greg

We are onto 07 Scott Paul very different to Argyle

Much more powerful than argyle

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Sep 17, 2010.

There is definitely a hint of green stalkiness

but it is not bad

 

The wine is actually pretty good, interesting comparison to Argyle which has no hints of greeness

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Sep 17, 2010.

07 Ata Rangi is very different

colour is very dark purple, the nose is powefull

palate is very powerful

Martinborough is known for its power

Fruit and oak are fighting for integration some blackberry overtones some acid back palate is very weak - explodes in front godd in middle but loses definition in back palate



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