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Snooth User: outthere

Whatcha drinking tonight?

Original post by outthere, Jun 11, 2012.

There hasn't been one of these threads here in quite some time so I thought I'd start it up again. Weather is warm here so I popped a Rosé.

What are you drinking?

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Reply by Eric Guido, Nov 18, 2012.

Tonight I opened a 2010 Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape.  It was good, enjoyable but not worth the price tag, IMHO.  The Roger Sabon Reserve, from the previous night (about the same price), was hands down a superior wine.

http://www.snooth.com/wine/domaine-saint-prefert-chateauneuf-du-pape-rouge-2010/?cb=1353283214386

 

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Reply by jtryka, Nov 18, 2012.

'09 Helix Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauv.

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Reply by TL1053, Nov 18, 2012.

Tonight, an 06 Nord Petite Sirah, ....... very enjoayable, last night was a surprisingly good 2007 Hogue Genesis Meritage

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Reply by JonDerry, Nov 18, 2012.

2011 Liquid Farm Chardonnay - White Hill:

Attractive white peach and nectar aroma’s off the PnP, then turning to fresh lemon and lemon curd with air. Ripe lemon and grape-fruit flavors come across on a mid-weight palate with healthy acids, an underbelly of fat, and a slight bit of oak supporting. The oak rises slightly on the finish, integrating well with the citrus flavors that persist for a good 20-30 seconds. Excellent quality: 92+ points.

This is a blend of 100% Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay from 7 different vineyards (Bentrock, Zotovich, Rita's Crown, Huber, Clos Pepe, Kessler-Haak, and Radian). There are definitely some modern elements to this wine but it’s also clearly inspired by the old world. 13.4% Alcohol. Aging: (15% Stainless, 85% Neutral Oak). 588 cases produced. 

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Reply by jamessulis, Nov 18, 2012.

This is the inexpensive merot you've been looking for. 2009 Columbia Crest Merlot. Nice well balanced merlot with aromas of cola and cream soda with a touch of caramel. Tasting of vanilla and strawberry jam and exceptionally smooth. I generally opt for a Cabernet but sometimes I crossover into a rich merlot such as this. If you're looking for a merlot under $9 dollars with the taste of an expensive merlot, this is the one and look no further. It's one of my staples with home smoked mesquite back ribs..........nothing finer. If you don't like this one, you don't like apple pie on Sunday !

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Reply by krismarnold, Nov 18, 2012.

Trader Joe's Petit Reserve Refosco.  This wine is a one of a kind wine that one of the wine buyers stumbled across, there may never be another vintage of it so I hope to stock up.  It's a 2010 from Paso Robles.  Full of complexity, it has a rich cherry aroma, nice tannins to balance out the pleasant acidity.  The front hits you with cherry and plum followed by hints of oak, cassis, and cocoa. Finally the finish lingers with herbal flavors and slight pepper.  I love this wine, tastes even better in my burgundy varietal Reidel glass.  This is really a fantastic wine for $8 the only disappointing factor is that it doesn't age real well. So, when it's gone it's gone.  Boo!

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Reply by zufrieden, Nov 18, 2012.

I finished off some Pinot Gris and floated some Beaujolais Nouveau on top.  The 2012 seems better overall from 2011.  Anyway, I have been following the admittedly self-promoting "release" for a long time (since I was a kid), and alway find at least some insight into the vintage if about 4-6 producers are sampled.  Tonight it was Mommessin, of Clos du Tart fame.  Recommended as you Yanks can get this wine for about 10 bucks (not Clos du Tar, silly - the Nouveau...)

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Reply by outthere, Nov 19, 2012.

Big Monday Night game between the 49ers and Bears deserves a big wine

 

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Reply by jtryka, Nov 19, 2012.

Go BEARS!!!  I'm having a '00 Burgess NV Cab...it's not as big as Urlacher, but big enough!

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Reply by jamessulis, Nov 19, 2012.

JTRYKA your picture is upside down but I figured that it was like that because you finished the bottle lying on the sofa watching monday night football, ha ha

 

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Reply by napagirl68, Nov 19, 2012.

 

 

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Reply by jtryka, Nov 19, 2012.

Only problem is that it wasn't my picture, that belongs to outthere...

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Reply by outthere, Nov 19, 2012.

It's not upside down on my iPad? Shrug

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Reply by duncan 906, Nov 20, 2012.

The last bottle I had was a Chateau Bouscaut Grand Cru Classe de Graves 2004 which was a lovely wine and I naturaslly wrote a review for Snooth..Tomorrow I am going to open another bottle of red wine,a Chateau  de Grammont Coteaux du Languedoc 1993,which I obtained for a mere £6 from a wine merchant in Sussex .He had obtained it at a house clearance sale.I have done an internet search but have been unable to find out much about this property or even if it is still in business.However I will have it with my dinnerr tomorrow and,of course, review it for Snooth.It is always a bit of a gamble opening any bottle of wine because you never know if you are going to like it or not

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Reply by jamessulis, Nov 20, 2012.

oops, sorry JTRYKA, my bad.  Anyway I was probably surprized as you to see the Bears in such pathetic form. The SF 49'rs sure did a number on them. I was hoping da Bears would have shown a better performance and makes me wonder now about their overall abilities even when Cutler comes back. I was born and raised in Chicago and lived there most all my life. Moved out West in 2008.

Good luck to the Bears and Lovie

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Reply by EMark, Nov 22, 2012.

Thanksgiving in Diamond Bar.

 

Currently sipping Tablas Creek Vineyards Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc.  It's pretty darned good

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Reply by zufrieden, Nov 22, 2012.

To the thread that never dies (but should), I am drinking a modest Haut Medoc (2005) that is very pleasant and does the trick for USA Thanksgiving.  It is - if you follow my posts - Chateau Tour-du-Haut-Moulin - a very fine petit chateau that flirts with the 90 point wine region at about 28 dollars US.

My motto:  Why pay more?  The reason I have no serious financial issues at the moment could be related to this remark. Who knows?

;-)

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Reply by Vadim V, Nov 23, 2012.

yesterday i taste  Feteasca vin de colectie (the year of Vintage 1990,botting Year 1998 Bottle 1672), it's very deserving wine !!! 

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Reply by gregt, Nov 23, 2012.

I never post on these threads but have to now - Outthere - Wind Gap is making Blaufrankisch?  Awesome!

And to emark, now that I'm here - Bonarda can be a most excellent grape. Lighter toned than Malbec and since it's not part of the same family, it doesn't ever get the herbaceous quality that you can with Merlots and Malbecs. Typically lower in tannin but with good acidity. There's some controversy about the origins, some say it's related to Charbono, some say what's mostly down in Argentina as Bonarda IS Charbono, some say that it's Dolcetto, some say Dolcetto is mistaken for or is Charbono, and some say Bonarda is a completely separate grape with its own history and identity.  When it's good, it's better than any Dolcetto I've ever had, but there's a lot of plonk sent to the US for $12 or less and you shouldn't judge the grape on that. We once imported a producer who made a pretty good Reserva Bonarda - in fact it was my favorite wine out of the line-up. Keep trying.

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Reply by EMark, Nov 23, 2012.

Greg, thanks for the interesting information.  For what it's worth it reminded me of a mediocre California Pinot Noir as much as anything else.  Also, the leftover half-bottle was better the second night than I remembered it being the first.  I will continue the research.

Tonight, like, I suspect, in a lot of U.S. homes, tonight will be leftovers, both turkey and wine--B.V. Chardonnay, Tablas Creek Rhone Blend and Montecillo Rioja.

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