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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 JonDerry, Dec 2, 2012.

A worthy wine for this thread's 400th post NG.

An 09' JL Chave Selection Crozes-Hermitage - Silene and an 09' Von Hovel Mosel Riesling open for the weekend. Both are good standards with solid typicity, though neither outstanding. The Silene just couldn't match up with the 09' JL Chave St. Joseph Offerus I had earlier in the year, and while I need to seek out drier Rieslings in general, this Von Hovel definitely outdueled the Silene. Good job by my M-I-L to pick it up for me...in checking K&L's site, this has recently been discounted from $30 to $16, and definitely recommended at the price. 

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Reply by outthere, Dec 2, 2012.

NG, the thing about Mikes Syrahs is that they are agers. That wine won't be hitting its stride for another 5 years.

He has a great drinkability chart on the winery website that I wish all winemakers offered.

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Reply by napagirl68, Dec 2, 2012.

OT- That is a terrific drinkability chart!   Yes, it would be nice if all winemakers did this.  It was VERY good, but yes, a bit tight.  Maybe I'll go grab another to lie down.  Very reasonably priced as well.

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Reply by outthere, Dec 2, 2012.

Yeah, it really is. And he updates it every time he tastes one of his wines if he feels the drinking window has changed.

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Reply by Ivesreeves, Dec 2, 2012.

One of mankind's greatest "rediscoveries", Carmenere happens to be one of my favorites, especially as a final glass or two to close out a weekend.  Just honoring my penchant with a 12-dollar bottle of juicy plum and herbal accents.  I've always delighted in this varietal's ability to give off green pepper notes and Casillero del Diablo does not disappoint.

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Reply by outthere, Dec 3, 2012.

Pairing this with Monday Night Football. Nose is showing extremely young for a 9yr old. Much nicer than the DOA '04 Bonserine Cote Rotie I popped last week. Should be fun.

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Reply by JonDerry, Dec 3, 2012.

Keeping the French wines rolling...another really nice 10' Burg. Not quite as complex as the Pousse Volnay 1er over thanksgiving, but this was open for business. Had while watching the Clippers take one in Salt Lake City, which is never easy.

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Reply by spikedc, Dec 4, 2012.

Sister's Run, Aussie Merlot (Barossa Valley)

Surprisingly spicy and warm. sweet, chocolatey but the dark and bitter kind. That herbaceous flavour also raw green peppers and tomato coming through along with the heat from the hefty 14.5% alcohol.

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Reply by EMark, Dec 5, 2012.

Celebrating Wednesday

Merryvale 2001 Beckstoffer Vineyard X Cabernet Sauvignon

 

You may recall that several weeks ago we had a little disaster in our wine cabinet.  It doesn't really show in this pic, but this is another one that took a little collateral damage.

Initial impression has some tartness on the tip of the tongue, not as full-bodied as I would have expected, a variety of mint and berry flavors, olive/woody finish.  A lot of tannin.  I have the impression that this is one of those 30-year agers.

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Dec 6, 2012.

EMark, that's a baby for a Beckstoffer, maybe you just jumped the gun a little bit. 

Hmm, still waiting to try some Carlisle wines.  Where the hell is GdP anyway?

Okay, here's what we had tonight:  Wife came home from a trip to D.C., and nothing says welcome home like my pasta puttanesca and some Zin.  Luckily, I just reloaded on that Mazzocco, under $13 a bottle with the discount.

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Reply by napagirl68, Dec 6, 2012.

Foxall-  I picked up the Mazzocco Cab for ~13 at same discounter.  Found it ok, but not like how I'd describe a cab at all.  Lighter and fruitier, with some red fruit... cherry?  Like I said, it was decent, but if one is expecting cab, that was not it.

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Dec 6, 2012.

I've got a mixed case of Zin and Cab--the Zin is on the edge of fruit bombiness and 15.6% ABV.  In my current stockpile, it's no more than a daily drinker, and it's below the Three Wines Co. CCC wine by a good margin.  (Nowhere near Talty or Mauritson.) 

The cab wasn't at the upper end of the cab spectrum.  It had enough cab typicity, but I agree it wasn't big and it emphasized some red fruit notes over the cassis, blackberry, and tannins you might expect.  Still, recognizable Cab, I thought, and, again, a daily drinker.  Three of us bought cases, so we got an extra 10% off, putting it under $13 with tax. Not a bad deal.

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Reply by EMark, Dec 8, 2012.

Y'know that other thread that discusses how to budget your consumption so that you live under $100 per week?  I indicated that $100/week pretty much is where I am.  So, after polishing off that $60 Merryvale on Wednesday, Peggy and I have been nursing some Costco bargains for the last two days:  a $6.99 Folie a Deux Menage a Trois red for me and a $7.99 Cupcake Central Coast Chardonnay for her.  Neither, I'm sure, have much to brag about.

Fox, after about an hour of air, the Merryvale was awesome.  If it was too early, then so be it.

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Reply by JonDerry, Dec 8, 2012.

 

I had the incredible luck of walking in to my friend's cellar on Thursday and finding a 2006 Comte de Vogue Chambolle Musigny Premier Cru (a blend of multiple premier cru lots, including young Musigny vines from what I understand). Upon noticing his entire Burgundy collection was a few DRC's plus this one wine that was standing prominently in the front, I had to ask what the deal was, "Oh, my daughter was here last week and I think she planned to drink this one, but forgot." Of course, he had no idea how valuable this wine was in its own right, so I suggested we take it to dinner, and luckily, he agreed without a second thought. Probably the best Burg I've drunk to date. So smooth, rich, and densely flavored, went great with Indian food.

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Reply by outthere, Dec 8, 2012.

Date night. Sticking with something I know will satisfy.

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Reply by JonDerry, Dec 12, 2012.

So what do I get for lucking in to a night with a Comte de Vogue Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru?

Strep throat. Oh well, it was worth it. It's been nothing but Chamomile tea (or Camomile in this case) since Sunday, but am hoping I'll be back in action this weekend to taste the SS wines. 

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Reply by outthere, Dec 12, 2012.

Just sayin,

Get well soon JD!

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Reply by jtryka, Dec 12, 2012.

Really nice bottle for only $8!

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Reply by outthere, Dec 15, 2012.

Been a while since I popped a Turley.

 

 

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Reply by napagirl68, Dec 16, 2012.

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