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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.

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Reply by Philip James, Feb 5, 2010.

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

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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.

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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 !

WELCOME!
Thanks for sharing!

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

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Reply by gregt, Feb 5, 2010.

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

But what is wine Friday?

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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

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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....

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Reply by napagirl68, Feb 6, 2010.

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

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Reply by amour, Feb 6, 2010.

Which Clos Vougeot would that be boss dmcker?

Just curious amour asking !!

Cheers !

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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.

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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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