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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Street cred? You mean like Imported From Detroit? What's the word? Thunderbird.
    Whats the action? Satisfaction!

    My buddies and I once got a bottle of Cadillac Club Nature Boy wine. It was nasty, even by our MD 20/20 standards. It said on the bottle: "Contains actual egg particles"!
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    My favorites from last weekend.



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    Folks, you're all intelligent people. We are civilized. But a word of instruction: do not belly up at winery tasting room. Get your glass of wine, then step back and allow the next taster(s) to approach the tasting bar. It's rude to belly up. This little bit of instruction can not be repeated frequently enough...this happened too often last Friday and it pissed me off.

    You can all thank me later.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    My favorites from last weekend.



    Extremely jealous. I love Heitz....
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    Is there a better way to enjoy my favorite adult beverage on the Redneck Riviera than from a Ball Mason jar-inspired wine glass?

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    For our fourth anniversary tonight, we're finishing a bottle of 2000, St. Clement, cabernet sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley.

    Deep, mature, rich, great flavor, voluptuous, solid body, great legs. Plenty to like about this one.




    (The wine is good, too. )
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    2010, Jacob Einig, Rheinhessen Riesling - Lovely blue bottle, throw out the wine, keep the bottle.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    2010, Jacob Einig, Rheinhessen Riesling - Lovely blue bottle, throw out the wine, keep the bottle.
    Oh, you also collecting cool bottles for a bottle tree?

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    Tonight's wine, with our dry rub barbecued pork ribs, was a 2007, St. Francis, "Old Vines" zinfanel, Sonoma County.
    As I think I've mentioned before, there's no definition of "old vines." So it is what it is. (And I hate that phrase. )

    Nonetheless, this was a good wine and worth a search.
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Is there a better way to enjoy my favorite adult beverage on the Redneck Riviera than from a Ball Mason jar-inspired wine glass?

    Ball jars... the pride of Muncie, Indiana... seriously that's all they have... and they aren't even made there anymore...
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    USA TODAY article: An American wine for every day of the week

    Interesting geography - no California.

    Have you tried any of these ?
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    I spent a day last week wine tasting in Santa Barbara County. It is official. I am in love!
    MW, my brother, my soon-to-be sister-in-law (who kindly was the DD), and myself visited Gainey, Sunstone, Curtis, and some other one that I cannot remember. The boutique wines at Curtis were my favorite, however, it was the final stop so it is hard to say how much of my opinion was influenced by the day's sipping adventures. Gainey served an amazing pinot that I cannot afford to drink regularly but very much appreciated.

    My favorite label turned out to be the 2009 Mourvedre, a Rhone varietal that I had never tried before, from Curtis. Fruit forward with a mineral finish. Pretty amazing.
    I picked up a few bottles to bring home and am eager to try them again now that I am sober.

    I also picked up a few bottles of Jarhead Red, which I didn't sample, but purchased anyway because the proceeds all go to a scholarship fund for the children of fallen Marines, and I think that is pretty fantastic. I will likely give them away to my Jarhead friends for the holidays.
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    Avoid wasting your wages on the No. 99, Wayne Gretzky Estates, 2006 cabernet sauvignon, Napa Valley. Not even worth a search.

    I'm questioning any celebrity that sells their name to a winery. Except Greg Norman.
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    Last night's dinner was complemented by a bottle of 2008, Handley Vineyard, syrah, Dry Creek Valley. I'm not a big drinker of syrah's, but I really liked this effort. Rich, fruity and sexy. Worth a search, IMHO. The winery is in Mendocino County--my old stomping grounds. Cheers!!
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    RJ- Have you had Line 39 Cabernet 2010? Drank a good share of it tonight but I'm a wine newbie and haven't developed a palate yet, curious what you think of it.

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    My favorite label turned out to be the 2009 Mourvedre, a Rhone varietal that I had never tried before, from Curtis. Fruit forward with a mineral finish. Pretty amazing.
    I picked up a few bottles to bring home and am eager to try them again now that I am sober.
    I cannot emphasize enough how worth hunting down this bottle is. If you have never tried a mourvedre, this is a great start.
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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    RJ- Have you had Line 39 Cabernet 2010? Drank a good share of it tonight but I'm a wine newbie and haven't developed a palate yet, curious what you think of it.
    Haven't had that one but I'll keep an eye out for it and give you my review.
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    1998, Lewis Cellars, Napa Valley, cabernet sauvignon. Classic, super wine. Best in class, IMHO.

    But I'm getting irritated that the corks are breaking in these older bottles of wine. I'm calling for a Congressional investigation into this travesty.
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    On the recommendation of a friend, we tried a 14 Hands, 2009 cabernet. Smooth, So smooth, in fact, that it is insipid. Avoid this wine, unless you don't like to actually taste the wine you drink. It's sort of like lite beer in that regard.

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    Chocolate Wine

    I had some of this over the weekend. Wasn't too bad.

    http://chocovine.com/
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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    RJ- Have you had Line 39 Cabernet 2010? Drank a good share of it tonight but I'm a wine newbie and haven't developed a palate yet, curious what you think of it.
    I'm still searching for this one.
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    Last night, a 2008, Mount Veeder Winery, Napa Valley, cabernet sauvignon. Nice wine. Soft, light, well managed. Combined well with the barbecued steaks.
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    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    That is just awesome. I know what I am getting my wife for our anniversary....
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    From last weekend: 2009, Miro, cabernet sauvignon, Silverwood Vineyard, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County. Tasty wine; worth a search, but could have stayed in the bottle a couple of more years.
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