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What wine you whinos drinking 1,000,000??
MACS Offline
#301 Posted:
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Mmmmm tacos.
Speyside Offline
#302 Posted:
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2014 Schild Estate Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia.

Slow cooker, pulled pork with Memphis barbecue sauce.
Sweetcorn, butter.
Home made coleslaw.
Sliced pan fried sweet potatoes, grape seed oil.
Cored poached Braeburn apples dusted with Vietnamese Cinnamon.

Wonderful big, rich, spicey, dark brambley fuit, white pepper, and a nice nose. A very good $15 bottle.
ZRX1200 Offline
#303 Posted:
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Were at Serra Vineyards right now...

First was a Viognier, good
Now we're working on a Rosa Marie (made with pinot grapes but aged on stainless not oak) better.
ZRX1200 Offline
#304 Posted:
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Their reds are ALL 50$ + a bottle....beautiful site but damn.
ZRX1200 Offline
#305 Posted:
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Pinot noir is outstanding, Tempranillo is viscous with a lot of cherry and pepper.
frankj1 Offline
#306 Posted:
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you doing good Z!
Speyside Offline
#307 Posted:
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Sounds like a good time.
ZRX1200 Offline
#308 Posted:
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Their Cab Franc was amazing.... $11 glass....

Now we're at Dancin Vineyards for dinner and more wine.
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#309 Posted:
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10......


10 different Pinot Noirs .......

Syrah was ok. But we settled on their "Eleve" Pinot Noir. Their wine is not up to Serra's but the food is outstanding. And where has watermelon radish been my whole life?
ZRX1200 Offline
#310 Posted:
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Stuffed mushrooms with chardonnay sauce
Mixed green salad with craisins, pumpkin seeds local Bleu cheese and watermelon radishes.
Pizza with olive oil, prosciutto, rosemary, sea salt and carmelized shallots.
Speyside Offline
#311 Posted:
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Great wine, great food, and great company. Z, what an outstanding day!
ZRX1200 Offline
#312 Posted:
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And NO KIDS AT HOME!!!!!


Z gonna be nekkid soon. I wonder if I can slip a pick by Shana?
frankj1 Offline
#313 Posted:
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everyone, get the eye bleach ready!
Speyside Offline
#314 Posted:
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Yes, that was assumed, how could the day end any other way.
ZRX1200 Offline
#315 Posted:
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Popcorn, Llama malbec, and my big fat Greek wedding 2.....

Jesus might as well put a ring on it.
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#316 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Popcorn, Llama malbec, and my big fat Greek wedding 2.....

Jesus might as well put a ring on it.

wait! what?
Ring?
Mattie B Offline
#317 Posted:
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Elk Cove Five Mountain Pinot Nior

Finished off a sample bottle this weekend. Man it was great!!
Speyside Offline
#318 Posted:
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2014, Mark West Pinot Noir, California
Light chill.
jroddy Offline
#319 Posted:
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Had some Apothic Dark red wine with my dinner
Speyside Offline
#320 Posted:
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2013, Santa Ema Amplus "Old Vines" Carignan, Chachapoal, Chile.
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#321 Posted:
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Oyster Bay Pinot Noir

Just a meh wine. Grapey on the nose, then settles into a somewhat sharp-edged new world rendition.
There are many better ones out there, I would give this one a miss.
Pinot Noir is not an easy wine to grow.

Beer
Speyside Offline
#322 Posted:
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2014 Beringer Founders Estate Zinfandel, California
Fantastic $7.00 red Zinfandel. Well worth seeking out. Lots of deep rich dark fruit, big round velvety structure, hint of vanilla, and about 15 seconds of finish. Nose of cherry, blueberry, and a little of sage.

Smoked Turkey breast.
Squash medley.
Steamed wild rice.
Blueberrys and sweet dark cherries.
ZRX1200 Offline
#323 Posted:
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Last night my lady and I had a bottle of Robert Mondavi reserve caberet souv aged in bourbon barrels.
Uch better than I expected.
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#324 Posted:
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Mumm Napa Valley champagne - grapey on the nose, biggish bubbles, but a decent golden, medium body CA rendition for under $20.

We elevated it by serving it with my lobster risotto made with wild mushrooms and asparagus.
Wife says mine is so good, she never orders risotto out at any restaurant.

Chef
Bur Offline
#325 Posted:
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Hill Merlot, Chateau St. Marie Chardonnay and Reisling, Carnivore Cab while "bartending" our family friend's Navy retirement party.

Plus a few beers, lots of carne asada and chips, etc. etc. Happy tummy but weird dreams!
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#326 Posted:
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2014 Domaine Malquier La Cote Revee red wine Languedoc-Roussillon, France

crock pot boneless/skinless chicken thighs in mild-sweet bbq sauce,
mixed roasted beets,
roasted baby asparagus with delicata squash strips (skin on).
Speyside Offline
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2002, Jaden Pinot Noir Ice Wine, Okanagan Valley, Canada

Wow, as unique of a wine as I have ever had. A hard wine to describe. Certainly very good. Cherries Jubilee in a glass, though not as rich. Glad I did not try to pair food with it.
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#328 Posted:
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I've had a couple of Canadian ice wines, one was Henry of Pelham Family Estate out of Ontario, for get the name of the other. Both were cabernet franc, very intense, delicious, can not imagine trying to pair with food except perhaps dessert fruits/berries?
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#329 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
I've had a couple of Canadian ice wines, one was Henry of Pelham Family Estate out of Ontario, for get the name of the other. Both were cabernet franc, very intense, delicious, can not imagine trying to pair with food except perhaps dessert fruits/berries?



Try semi-sweet chocolate. A little trick a winemaker showed me years ago. Works with ice reds and late harvests.
frankj1 Offline
#330 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Try semi-sweet chocolate. A little trick a winemaker showed me years ago. Works with ice reds and late harvests.

sounds brilliant! thanks.
Speyside Offline
#331 Posted:
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Thanks. Tried semi sweet chocolate with the Jaden last night. It went very well with it!
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#332 Posted:
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Grahams late bottled vintage port 2009
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#333 Posted:
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shaun341 wrote:
Grahams late bottled vintage port 2009

with a maduro?
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#334 Posted:
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nope with a new to me cigar aguila, it didn't really complement the port to well. Kind of reminded me of those old blue label graycliffs from when I first started with cigars. Some decent flavor but very dry on the after taste. It was a good Port though
Bur Offline
#335 Posted:
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Another bottle of Wal-Mart Shiraz. SInce I have no taste for finery in wines
ZRX1200 Offline
#336 Posted:
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NATIONAL TEMPRANILLO DAY!!!!!!

Roxy Ann Winery Tempranillo.
frankj1 Offline
#337 Posted:
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2015 Truro Vineyards Rose (Cape Cod)
last bottle, love this.
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#338 Posted:
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2014 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir
Califirnia

great fruit, cherries in particular, really delicious...under $10
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#339 Posted:
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Picked up a bottle of "If You See Kay" for our monthly totally legit "staff meeting," just because I wanted to see how many times one of my coworkers would repeat the name once she figured it out. Turns out, even though o got it for the novelty value, it's a pretty doggone good red - VERY blackberryish fruit forward. Under $20, too.
Speyside Offline
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Frank, where is Califirnia? LOL!

2010, Santa Duc, Gigondas, France
Nose of earth, forrest floor, and wild herbs.
Big, rich, earthy, smokey, wild berries, and grilled herbs.

Grilled ribeye medium rare, with herbs and mushrooms.
Grilled vegtables with white pepper and brown butter.
Fresh Mozzarella, with fresh Basil, and fresh Tomato with a dash of Balsamic and Spanish olive oil.
Apple pie topped with Cinnamon ice cream.
frankj1 Offline
#341 Posted:
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Speyside wrote:
Frank, where is Califirnia? LOL!

label does not say!
it really is good.
Mattie B Offline
#342 Posted:
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Shared some 19 Crimes BANISHED with the deer camp tonight.

Retails around $12

The guys that love and hate wine all enjoyed it.



This one is new to the Sip. It's a dark red blend.
frankj1 Offline
#343 Posted:
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MATTIE!
Mattie B Offline
#344 Posted:
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Hey Mr Frank

I've been sitting on 2 bottles I've saved for you. Sorry I've been dragging my feet.

After thanksgiving week, I'll send them out.


frankj1 Offline
#345 Posted:
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I would be honored!
But is there any chance you have some you have not sat on?
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#346 Posted:
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Valenzano Family Winery Jersey Devil Port...from Shaun.
Saved for Thanksgiving "dessert" with a smoke and a good friend.

Perfectly sweet and a nice way to end the day.

Thank you Shaun, you were worried for nothing!
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#347 Posted:
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2015 Ryder Estate Pinot Noir Rose
Greenfield, CA
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#348 Posted:
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last bottle of 2010 Cantina Zaccagnini
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

despite label saying "dry red wine" plenty of fruit in this poor man's super Tuscan impersonator.

Last bottle from my original purchase of that year to serve at a pizza dinner party before my daughter got married that Summer. On the advice of my shpo's guru, he was right. Tonight it was enhanced by the memories it rekindled.

Have bought a bottle every year since and it has been an uneven ride, but this bottle was as good as the original from that Summer, maybe better.

might have seen it around, has a little piece of wood tied to the front above the label. price has dropped over the years as well, probably low to mid teens now.
Speyside Offline
#349 Posted:
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The memories make that a priceless wine Frank.
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#350 Posted:
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I'll tell ya Allen, I'm not sure why I finally opened it tonight. Reached for it so many times.
Happy I did, you nailed it, my friend.
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