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    We are making our way through a magnum of 1994 Jordan, cabernet sauvignon, Alexander Valley (Sonoma County CA). The little tag says I paid $99.99. Cork disintegrated during its removal so we are filtering. The wine is good, great nose, perfect color, no flaws, but I think it is beyond its prime--should have opened it earlier.
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    A Secret Santa gift to ZG from Dan.


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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    A Secret Santa gift to ZG from Dan.
    I finished the bottle tonight.

    I'm sorry, but it tasted "tinny." Metallic-like. I wanted to like it. Sorry.

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    2010, Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards, Chaulk Hill (Sonoma County), severed with porsciutto and swiss cheese wrapped with chicken breasts and baked coated with bread crumbs.

    A nice wine. Not a lot of oak but good vanilla and fruit flavors. Subtle but classic, IMHO.

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    I met Cameron Hughes last week. I kinda got star struck...

    Cameron Hughes Lot 300.... amazing.

    In case you don't know who Cameron Hughes is.... http://blog.wblakegray.com/2011/04/c...own-words.html
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    Walmart reviewers. Not the brightest bulbs.

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    what's the oak-iest wine around? I just want to be able to isolate that oak taste so I can recognize it elsewhere and figure that trying a super oakie wine will help with identification and palette refinement
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Walmart reviewers. Not the brightest bulbs.

    He needs to go back to drinking his Hamms and call it a day.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    what's the oak-iest wine around? I just want to be able to isolate that oak taste so I can recognize it elsewhere and figure that trying a super oakie wine will help with identification and palette refinement
    Try most Napa Cabs. New world Barberas. Some Russian River Chardonnays.

    Have you ever used oak or another wood to smoke meat? I would argue that the oak taste in wine is really like that smell. If you took a cup of water and let the oak sit in it for a day and then drank it, it would take like the oak note. Many people do these types of tests to better be able to refine their palette. (note: I would filter the wood out of the water before you drink...)
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    what's the oak-iest wine around?....
    If you can afford the coin, a Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley chardonnay. I've had a couple bottles over the years. Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley chardonnay also comes to mind.

    You'll know it when you taste it.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    If you can afford the coin, a Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley chardonnay. I've had a couple bottles over the years. Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley chardonnay also comes to mind.

    You'll know it when you taste it.
    Mmmm... Grgich. Their Violetta is one of my favorites. Frank is located just south of Geyserville. The have a chardonnay that is really worth drinking, and this comes from someone who does not like chardonnay.
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    Last night we went with a 2009, Wine Guerrilla, old vine zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County CA, by David Ciffaro Vineyards. It was paired with grilled steaks.
    Label says the vines are 100-plus years old and a blend of 84% zinfandel and 16% petite sirah. A very curious wine...as expected, big and bold at the start but finishing slightly sweet. Odd but worth the effort. Cheers!!

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Walmart reviewers. Not the brightest bulbs.

    Stemless wine glasses? Styrofoam cups are so much more economical.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Stemless wine glasses? Styrofoam cups are so much more economical.
    Wine glasses? Good idea. It's hard to drink out of those boxes. I prefer the traditional screw top bottle myself.
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    Two Buck Chuck is now $2.49!

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    2006, Laguna Ridge, Sonoma County, pinot noir. I'm not a big fan of pinot's, but this one is a find. A little deeper than most. Strangely, a nice complement to the lasagna.

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    Had a nice dinner last night with my parents.

    1st wine- Denner's Ditch Digger (Grenache blend) from Paso Robles.
    2nd wine- Shafer's Merlot, which is from the Stag's Leap district in Napa.

    Both were very enjoyable.
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    1L boxes of Bandit wine were on sale for $7 at the neighborhood liquor store. I picked up a Cabernet Sauvignon. I'm not expecting much more than a decent nightcap.

    That Finger Lakes white looks good down in Florida.
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    Is it possible to have a well aged vintage of Rex Goliath Giant 47 Pound Rooster Pinot Noir? I found a bottle with a 2002 date on my shelf. Cracked it open, figuring that with an initial price tag of about $8 or so, it wasn't like I was breaking the seal on a '47 Cheval Blanc.
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    2009, Quivira, "Elusive" (a proprietary name), Wine Creek Ranch, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County (CA). A blend of three Rhone varietals. I'm not a big fan of Rhones, but this was attractive, balanced, dry and fruity. A nice compliment to my homemade spaghetti sauce.


    EDIT: Excuse me: "Rhône"...I forgot the little thingy over the "o"

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    What an idea -

    Aging wine in the ocean? Is this wacky or what?
    http://www.latimes.com/features/food...,4965912.story

    just have to wait and see.
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    A local wine bar is paring wine tasting with Girl Scout cookies. Apparently:

    Trefoils go well with a Chardonnay
    Samoas go with a big jammy red (they used a blend)
    Tagalongs go with a Cabernet Sauvignon
    Thin Mints with nothing, mint and wine don't mix well they claim!

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    I've been on a malbec kick recently. Most of the Argentinian varieties I've had have been pretty good.

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    For those that live in a Fresh and Easy market trade area, that place has a killer deal on their house wine labeled "Big Kahuana". Unlike 2buck chuck which is primarilly grapes from the central valley of california, this stuff is vintes and imported from the Spanish wine country. Makes a great cab and what they call tamparillo. Oh so good
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    We snagged a 2009, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, "Karia," Napa Valley chardonnay from the clearance bin at Publix. Served it last night with baked chicken breasts. A very solid wine. Lots of fruit, crisp, light oak flavors. A sexy wine.
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