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Snooth User: Malbec10Sancerre9

What are you drinking now? ( Sure its been asked many times before.. but hey its Friday!)

Posted by Malbec10Sancerre9, Feb 5, 2010.

I joined this site tonight after buying a bottle of finca las moras - Cabernet sauvignon and after the first sip i wasn't very impressed but I let it sit for a few minutes and its actually really good! It was only £3.50 @ co-op.


Reply by Philip James, Feb 5, 2010.

Snooth's long standing wine Friday starts in 108 minutes...

Reply by ThomasObrey, Feb 5, 2010.

I've got a bottle of 05 Neil, an 05 Randy Dunn Feather and an Opus One and that have been double decanted and sitting open since 8AM this morning... yes, 7+ hours... good friends assembling shortly.

Reply by amour, Feb 5, 2010.

Congratulations....I can honestly say the same about so
many South American wines which cost me so very vey little !

It is almost like exposing a SECRET !

Thanks for sharing!

It is also the case with cabernet sauvignons generally as well , in my experience.

Reply by GregT, Feb 5, 2010.

I'm drinking a barrel sample of Hungarian pinot noir.

But what is wine Friday?

Reply by napagirl68, Feb 5, 2010.

Was a 2007 Georis Cab franc... have moved on to a bargain wine which i like... Sweetwater Sustainable Land Co. Cabernet Sauvignon Los Amigos Ranch 2005

Reply by dmcker, Feb 6, 2010.

Was a Newton Johnson 2005 syrah mourvedre on Friday night, accompanying a mild bobotie, to stay in the South African theme. Unfortunately, I think my expectations were set too high. The beef and fruit curry with rice was fine, but the southern Rhone-like blend was a bit too New World for me. More restrained than many, but too much sweet easy drinking, and far shallower than what I was hoping for. Did have a different kind of sweet time with an old traveling and partying companion, though, so the meal was overall a good one.

Early Saturday afternoon here, now, so I'm starting to wonder what's for tonight. Bust out the Clos Vougeot to recoup, go with picpoul de pinet and a Napolese clams and garlic dish, or call a friend to join me who loves big California cabs, stop resisting and just give the weekend up to overloaded, oversweet, less-structured bombs? Decisions, decisions....

Reply by napagirl68, Feb 6, 2010.

@dmcker.. wish I was in Japan! We could choose critically...

Reply by amour, Feb 6, 2010.

Which Clos Vougeot would that be boss dmcker?

Just curious amour asking !!

Cheers !

Reply by zufrieden, Feb 6, 2010.

Make sure that Desmond enters the proper code at the station, Philip. We don't want another plan crash over the island.

Reply by dmcker, Feb 6, 2010.

Decided to go with some wine education for my CaliCab-loving friend. Started with a 2006 Mondavi pinot noir that he brought, then sequed to what I'd pulled from the cellar--a 2005 Auteur Shea Vineyard pinot, and then a 2000 Domaine René Engel Clos Vougeot. I chose the Engel over some other CV options because I figured it would be bigger, even in a not-totally-solid vintage, and thus closer to what I knew he was comfortable with.

Think I persuaded him there are good wines being made outside California, and good varietals beyond Cab. Also made me think I want to do a comparative tasting between some '93s and other René Engel, Anne Gros and Meo-Camuzet Clos Vougeots I have sitting around. The '53 Romoissenet can wait for another occasion, though....

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