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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,702
    I had a Cakebread cab recently. That is one hell of a wine. 
  • Had a Klaus Lentsch Pinot Noir last weekend.

    Wonderful wine.  $20 a bottle only for such a good wine.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    mcgruff10 said:
    Breaking out a bottle from Italy, a really small winery ran by a dude named mirko


    And?
    His ice maker broke so he wasn’t able to drink it. 
    I had some stags leap on Christmas, damn it was delicious!!
    Ha!

    it was good. A little young and could use some more time in the bottle but absolutely no complaints
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 20,058
    mcgruff10 said:
    Breaking out a bottle from Italy, a really small winery ran by a dude named mirko


    And?
    His ice maker broke so he wasn’t able to drink it. 
    I had some stags leap on Christmas, damn it was delicious!!
    Ha!

    it was good. A little young and could use some more time in the bottle but absolutely no complaints
    I am no expert at all so how could you tell it needed more time in the bottle?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Breaking out a bottle from Italy, a really small winery ran by a dude named mirko


    And?
    His ice maker broke so he wasn’t able to drink it. 
    I had some stags leap on Christmas, damn it was delicious!!
    Ha!

    it was good. A little young and could use some more time in the bottle but absolutely no complaints
    I am no expert at all so how could you tell it needed more time in the bottle?
    So I am a fairly novice wine drinker as well. I just thought it was much more basic than I expected from other Chianti’s and more time in the bottle could bring out more of the flavors
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 6,034
    Enjoyed a nice local red from one of my favorite wineries in MN, Trinity from Carlos Creek Winery. Always delicious, especially with some spinach lasagna.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239



    Excited for this guy
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    tbergs said:
    Enjoyed a nice local red from one of my favorite wineries in MN, Trinity from Carlos Creek Winery. Always delicious, especially with some spinach lasagna.
    Sounds good
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    Make your sales reps look good....


  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    Nothing special but 2015 was a good year for Bordeaux. I’ll buy anything that is priced well. Can’t go wrong


  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    Did this guy last night. Super interesting. Garancha, which the wife loves, aged in pappy barrels. we enjoyed it.


  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    To the Bordeaux point above. Tons of 2015 showing up in stores. Get a bottle. 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    Posted this a little while ago but popped it tonight to celebrate the baby girl’s first bday.
    i kept a human alive for a year. Calls for solid bottle of champagne




  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 21,712
    1st time trying this Brand really good ...
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • B-GirlB-Girl Posts: 97
    edited March 3
    I usually drink cabernets but, recently drank a 1999 Alicante Bouschet from Kaz wineries in Fresno.  It was amaaaaaaazing but, unfortunately, they no longer make it.  I also love Miner's Zinfandel.  I was thinking about trying a Barbera or Lenoir....any thoughts on those varieties?

    Post edited by B-Girl on
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,028
    edited March 3
    I had a bottle of Dom Perignon for the first time last week. Long story short- I was in New Orleans with some old college friends and we decided to hit up the casino for a few hours after lunch. Things went well and we changed dinner plans and ate at GW Fins.
    On first sip I wasn't all that impressed, but once the sizzling oysters and lobster dumplings came out, it became exceptional.
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 21,712
    eddiec said:
    I had a bottle of Dom Perignon for the first time last week. Long story short- I was in New Orleans with some old college friends and we decided to hit up the casino for a few hours after lunch. Things went well and we changed dinner plans and ate at GW Fins.
    On first sip I wasn't all that impressed, but once the sizzling oysters and lobster dumplings came out, it became exceptional.
    Yeah that’s some good stuff love it with lobsters & steak ..
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    edited March 4
    I love dom. I actually didn’t love that champagne I posted a couple weeks ago. Not nearly as good as dom but basically  equalivent.

    congrats on the winnings. That’s fun. Sounds like an awesome trip. I have a good friend who won big at that casino too 
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,767
    edited March 11
    I am currently enamoured with Kim Crawford Sav Blanc Marlborough 2017 (New Zealand), even though it goes against my "only buy BC" thing. It is super citrus-y (mainly grapefruit) and fresh and refreshing and I love it so much! It's not that cheap unfortunately, lol. Like $20/bottle in the government store, $25 in beer and wine shops.
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,417
    To the Bordeaux point above. Tons of 2015 showing up in stores. Get a bottle. 
    Should it be shelved for a few more years or is that ready to drink now?
  • hauntingfamiliarhauntingfamiliar Wilmington, NCPosts: 9,826
    Spent this past weekend in Asheville catching a few shows at the Orange Peel with @SmallestOceans. Sunday we headed north about an hour and caught the end of a bluegrass jam at Mast General before heading to Grandfather Vineyard & Winery. We had an extremely fast tasting. They are a young winery and very small, they were packed when we were there and they did their best. It was fine and we moved on to have a glass..well...eventually a bottle of their fine Zinfandel on the beautiful Watauga river that runs through their property.


  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    Spent this past weekend in Asheville catching a few shows at the Orange Peel with @SmallestOceans. Sunday we headed north about an hour and caught the end of a bluegrass jam at Mast General before heading to Grandfather Vineyard & Winery. We had an extremely fast tasting. They are a young winery and very small, they were packed when we were there and they did their best. It was fine and we moved on to have a glass..well...eventually a bottle of their fine Zinfandel on the beautiful Watauga river that runs through their property.


    Fucking right. Not a god damn thing wrong with that 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    To the Bordeaux point above. Tons of 2015 showing up in stores. Get a bottle. 
    Should it be shelved for a few more years or is that ready to drink now?
    A standard bottle is good to go now. If you’re going to spend a decent penny in a bottle, I don’t think it would hurt to hold on to it, but a basic bottle is plenty good right now 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,513
    Enjoying a glass of this fine red wine, a 2012 Syrah, produced by Cantiga Winery from a non-malolactic method that makes it drinkable for a migraine sufferer like myself.  And might good tasting!


    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,417
    To the Bordeaux point above. Tons of 2015 showing up in stores. Get a bottle. 
    Should it be shelved for a few more years or is that ready to drink now?
    A standard bottle is good to go now. If you’re going to spend a decent penny in a bottle, I don’t think it would hurt to hold on to it, but a basic bottle is plenty good right now 
    I tried this Bordeaux in the wine shop and while it was good, the tannin's were very strong in it.  I asked why they chose this bottle to showcase as it clearly needed to age a few more years.

    He tasted it, agreed and removed the bottles from the tasting, lol. 
  • hauntingfamiliarhauntingfamiliar Wilmington, NCPosts: 9,826
    Spent this past weekend in Asheville catching a few shows at the Orange Peel with @SmallestOceans. Sunday we headed north about an hour and caught the end of a bluegrass jam at Mast General before heading to Grandfather Vineyard & Winery. We had an extremely fast tasting. They are a young winery and very small, they were packed when we were there and they did their best. It was fine and we moved on to have a glass..well...eventually a bottle of their fine Zinfandel on the beautiful Watauga river that runs through their property.


    Fucking right. Not a god damn thing wrong with that 
    Ha ha yes it was all kinds of right ;)
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    To the Bordeaux point above. Tons of 2015 showing up in stores. Get a bottle. 
    Should it be shelved for a few more years or is that ready to drink now?
    A standard bottle is good to go now. If you’re going to spend a decent penny in a bottle, I don’t think it would hurt to hold on to it, but a basic bottle is plenty good right now 
    I tried this Bordeaux in the wine shop and while it was good, the tannin's were very strong in it.  I asked why they chose this bottle to showcase as it clearly needed to age a few more years.

    He tasted it, agreed and removed the bottles from the tasting, lol. 
    Interesting. I’ve had maybe 3 bottles, all in the $30 range so nothing crazy by any stretch of the imagination and all good. 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    Absolutely glorious evening in south philly to pop on a hoodie, some music and drink this bad boy on the front porch. Not familiar with it but highly rated by both spectator and decanter 


  • tbergstbergs Posts: 6,034
    Enjoying a nice cheap Trader Joe's boxed Cab. Yeah, ridicule me, but it's damn good and you get 4 bottles for the price one. I rarely buy bottled wine because it's too spendy and the boxed stuff is pretty comparable.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    Anyone familiar with these guys? Interested to get into it tonight 
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