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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby columbia on Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:34 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Schloss schonborn is good. Prager is very good but pretty $$. Poets leap if you can find are excellent value. I have heard good thing about nefarious cellars but never tried. My favorite Riesling tho is tegersneerhof which will be 30-40



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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:53 pm

Have you tried Albariño? Some claim the Albariño was originally Riesling but transplanted many centuries ago. They are a little drier and less fruity.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby columbia on Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:55 pm

I have not, though I see they have higher alcohol levels.
I know that the Rieslings that are over 10% tend to be less sweet (which is more to my taste).

I'll have to try some.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby count2infinity on Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:55 am

Had Yellowtail's Shiraz reserve from 2010 last night. It was pretty good.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby mac5155 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:57 am

yins ever try stone villa
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby eddysnake on Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:19 am

Haven't been able to find Louis Jadot Pinot Noir anywhere in PA as of lately, so I decided to go nuts and try some Louis Latour Pinot. I usually don't like spending $19 on a bottle, but last night was an exception. It was excellent, well worth a little extra for something that's noticeably different quality wise.

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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:47 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Have you tried Albariño? Some claim the Albariño was originally Riesling but transplanted many centuries ago. They are a little drier and less fruity.

They are also the most consistently food-friendly wines I've ever had. Ordinarily I'd never paint with such broad strokes as to declare an entire varietal - without the added context of style of production - to be good with food, but Albariño tends to be the exception that proves the rule. Always a go-to for dinner parties, just the right amount of acidity and fruit.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:07 pm

Definitely agree with that. Along the same lines with food pairings is the oft overlooked and underrated Austrian varietal Grüner Veltliner
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby canaan on Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:29 pm

I went to the vineyard at Hershey when i went out for the AHL winter classic and really liked a couple of their wines...went home with ~$200 of the stuff for myself and my boss at work. Their Gewürztraminer is out of control good.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby columbia on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:53 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:Have you tried Albariño? Some claim the Albariño was originally Riesling but transplanted many centuries ago. They are a little drier and less fruity.

They are also the most consistently food-friendly wines I've ever had. Ordinarily I'd never paint with such broad strokes as to declare an entire varietal - without the added context of style of production - to be good with food, but Albariño tends to be the exception that proves the rule. Always a go-to for dinner parties, just the right amount of acidity and fruit.


I picked up a bottle and totally get it.

My shop (which sells wine, beer and liquor) only had three types. I randomly picked this:


"A little leesy on the nose, but mostly it's forward and lemony. The palate is citric and crips as a whistle, with lemon, green apple and a secondary sweetness akin to pineapple. Focused and clean on the finish: chiseled and defined."
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A great value at $13.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:24 pm

I've had that Codax, it's available at some grocery stores here in SoCal. Good stuff.

Spain, Argentina, Chile and (decreasingly so) New Zealand offer so much value in their wines it's amazing to me that producers can stay in operation.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:36 pm

The Spanish have some pretty good wines to go with their lame food. :wink:
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby canaan on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:37 pm

i had an argentinian chardonnay over the weekend. ill post it when i get home. big taste.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby eddysnake on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:08 pm

canaan wrote:i had an argentinian chardonnay over the weekend. ill post it when i get home. big taste.


did you use a netti pot?
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:12 pm

Gaucho wrote:The Spanish have some pretty good wines to go with their lame food. :wink:


rioja is my favorite non-french varietal. i find the grape to be very dynamic and really can take on the effects of the terroir. i love a well crafted rioja. also tempranillo is very delicious.
regarding south american: malbecs are starting to gain a lot of respect and i anticipate the price of these to start increasing in the next few years.

i wish new zeland wines gained some notoriety. i love the stelvin enclosures.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby eddysnake on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:21 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Gaucho wrote:The Spanish have some pretty good wines to go with their lame food. :wink:


also tempranillo is very delicious.


Ergo has been my goto tempranillo. good stuff.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:28 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Gaucho wrote:The Spanish have some pretty good wines to go with their lame food. :wink:


rioja is my favorite non-french varietal. i find the grape to be very dynamic and really can take on the effects of the terroir. i love a well crafted rioja. also tempranillo is very delicious.
regarding south american: malbecs are starting to gain a lot of respect and i anticipate the price of these to start increasing in the next few years.

i wish new zeland wines gained some notoriety. i love the stelvin enclosures.


Well, um, Rioja is not a grape, it's the production region. They do grow a lot of Tempranillo and Grenache, though.

I personally love Italian and Australian wines, mainly Primitivo, Syrah and Nero d'Avola.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby columbia on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:29 pm

Gaucho also loves gin.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:30 pm

Gaucho wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Gaucho wrote:The Spanish have some pretty good wines to go with their lame food. :wink:


rioja is my favorite non-french varietal. i find the grape to be very dynamic and really can take on the effects of the terroir. i love a well crafted rioja. also tempranillo is very delicious.
regarding south american: malbecs are starting to gain a lot of respect and i anticipate the price of these to start increasing in the next few years.

i wish new zeland wines gained some notoriety. i love the stelvin enclosures.


Well, um, Rioja is not a grape, it's the production region. They do grow a lot of Tempranillo and Grenache, though.

I personally love Italian and Australian wines, mainly Primitivo, Syrah and Nero d'Avola.


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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:33 pm

columbia wrote:Gaucho also loves gin.


Does he ever.
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby columbia on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:16 pm

Yesterday, Jim “Bear” Dyke, president of Napa Valley–based Mira Winery, dropped four cases of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon into Charleston Harbor.

The drop was entirely intentional. Dyke and his partners at Mira are following in the footsteps of a few European winemakers who have chosen to age their wine underwater. Some have done it out of necessity (ocean space is free), and others, noting that vintage wines salvaged from shipwrecks have been lauded for their complex, mellow character, in the name of flavor. Dyke is interested in the latter.


http://gardenandgun.com/blog/winemakers ... ns-aquaoir
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby canaan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:22 pm

whats to stop me from acquiring that wine like a privateer?
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby columbia on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:23 pm

Your sense of honor?
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby canaan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:25 pm

columbia wrote:Your sense of honor?

pfft. i am no man of the house of Arryn
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Re: LetsTalkWine...

Postby columbia on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:25 pm

Maybe it's booby trapped?
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