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What wine you whinos drinking 1,000,000??
deadeyedick Offline
#801 Posted:
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She said I'm going to hire a wino to decorate our home
So you'll feel more at ease here and you won't need to roam.
We'll take out our dining room table and put a bar along that wall
And a neon sign to point the way to our bathroom down the hallWhistle
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#802 Posted:
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2017, La Vieille Ferme Rose, Rhone, France.
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2015, Cellar Cecillio, Cecillio Black Slate Gratallops, Priorat, Spain.
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2017, Black Bird rose, Napa, California.

About $20. The best rose I have ever tasted.
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Speyside wrote:
2017, Black Bird rose, Napa, California.

About $20. The best rose I have ever tasted.


Noted, Spey. I’m on the lookout.
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2017, Langetwins Rose, Lodi, California.
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SmokeMonkey wrote:
Sofia Monterrey County Rose 2015

Like Summer in a glass

picked up a bottle of 2016 yesterday...
beautiful bottle.
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2015 Lapaccio Salento Primitivo
delicious
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frankj1 wrote:
picked up a bottle of 2016 yesterday...
beautiful bottle.


Let me know how the 16 is. The 15 was pleasantly tart with a huge pear influence.
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SmokeMonkey wrote:
Let me know how the 16 is. The 15 was pleasantly tart with a huge pear influence.

will do.
Hoping for Summer in a glass!
Palama Offline
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Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal

Ain’t wine but it’s made from grapes....
Speyside Offline
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2016, Inama Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy.

Bright straw. Pear and apple on the fresh, deep nose. Then juicy with clean flavors of apple jelly, white stone fruit and minerals; has good weight and texture. Finishes clean, fresh and with a delightful crystalline quality. Very impressive. --Ian D'Agata, June 2017
Reviewed by: Vinous - 91 pts

$14

Cheese plate
Chicken Vesuvio
Kale and Spinach salad with Italian vinaigrette.
Fresh Blackberrys.
Speyside Offline
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2017, Vigilance Pinot Noir Rose, California.
frankj1 Offline
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SmokeMonkey wrote:
Let me know how the 16 is. The 15 was pleasantly tart with a huge pear influence.

popped the 2016 Sofia Monterrey County Rose.

purposely did not read anything about it...did catch a little pear, thought it had maybe more berry, then pear for sure in the longish finish.

The tart aspect did not bother me at all, may have aided the long pear finish.

paid 13 or 14, would certainly buy again, like all Summer.
deadeyedick Offline
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Speyside wrote:
2017, Black Bird rose, Napa, California.

About $20. The best rose I have ever tasted.


Damn, a Rose that costs $20. Better be spectacular.
Speyside Offline
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We just tasted the 2017 today. Really interesting, a nose of fresh strawberrys and lavender. Flavors of strawberry, cherry, and a hint of pink grapefruit. I liked it a lot.
Speyside Offline
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Oops, didn't see ******'s comment. I was referring to the Sophia. Though the Blackbird is spectacular.
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2017, Domaine Emile Beyer Pinot Blanc Tradition, Alsace, France.
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check out new thread in Trades-"24 lb box from..." ^^^this guy!
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First bottle from Spey has been emptied...
Not gonna read any write ups, just want to see what I discern when drinking them.

2017 Chateau Haut Sarthes Bergerac-
pleasingly dry unsweet strawberry throughout, more of an essence.

Tonight with grilled swordfish and asparagus. last night with some spiced up rigatoni with fireroasted peppers and onions.

may have liked it best on it's own.
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It made me think of the flavors of wild strawberries.

Ribs on the grill tonight with a nice dry rub.
Steamed green beans.
Spinach and Kale salad with tomatoes tossed with Italian vinaigrette.
Fresh blueberries.

2014, Domaine Lafarge Cuvee Nicholas, Languedoc Roussillon, France. Old vine Grenache.
deadeyedick Offline
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Frank will soon be an oenophile. Or maybe oenophallic?
frankj1 Offline
#823 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Frank will soon be an oenophile. Or maybe oenophallic?

aw shucks, but I don't even know the meaning of the word.
Speyside Offline
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At least a francophile, or in his case a Frankophile.
frankj1 Offline
#825 Posted:
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don't need to google that.
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#826 Posted:
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second bottle from Spey's RAOK...

2017 Ercavio Rosado Spain

first few tastes were well chilled and just didn't show anything to me.
as it warmed I almost sensed more than tasted some generic fruit, nothing I could name, tart finish.

Liked it much better than when very cold, but it won't be my favorite of the batch.

Just read the back label blurb..."serve well chilled"!
Guess I'm not ready to be a onionfile yet.

noob.
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Hmm, I am enjoying some home made Sangria with lots of drunken fruits.
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Cricket Hill Vineyards 2012 mislabeled mistake.

Duane the owner mislabeled a few cases, rather than messing with them he put an X (in sharpie) on the labels and is selling the bottles for $12 out of their new tasting room in downtown Jacksonville.

He won't say what it is. I don't think it's cab franc. I know it's not his Grand Vin. And I don't think it's his Merlot. I think it's his Rondezvous blend. Best $12 wine I ever bought....

He specializes in right bank Bordeaux style wine. Really smart guy who's fun to talk to, and great sharing his knowledge. Least pretentious vitner in Southern Oregon.
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#829 Posted:
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Seven Moons Red Blend
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Cricket Hill Vineyards 2012 mislabeled mistake.

Duane the owner mislabeled a few cases, rather than messing with them he put an X (in sharpie) on the labels and is selling the bottles for $12 out of their new tasting room in downtown Jacksonville.

He won't say what it is. I don't think it's cab franc. I know it's not his Grand Vin. And I don't think it's his Merlot. I think it's his Rondezvous blend. Best $12 wine I ever bought....

He specializes in right bank Bordeaux style wine. Really smart guy who's fun to talk to, and great sharing his knowledge. Least pretentious vitner in Southern Oregon.

I prefer the left banke
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=walk+away+renee+by+left+banke&view=detail&mid=82A8F37D7D47AAE9677A82A8F37D7D47AAE9677A&FORM=VIRE
deadeyedick Offline
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Cricket Hill Vineyards 2012 mislabeled mistake.

Duane the owner mislabeled a few cases, rather than messing with them he put an X (in sharpie) on the labels and is selling the bottles for $12 out of their new tasting room in downtown Jacksonville.

He won't say what it is. I don't think it's cab franc. I know it's not his Grand Vin. And I don't think it's his Merlot. I think it's his Rondezvous blend. Best $12 wine I ever bought....

He specializes in right bank Bordeaux style wine. Really smart guy who's fun to talk to, and great sharing his knowledge. Least pretentious vitner in Southern Oregon.


Only one bank in Jacksonville IIRC.
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Two now! New one by the grocery store.
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2017, L'Ostal Cazes Rose, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, France. Frank, have you tried this one? I really enjoyed it.

Clams on the half shell.
Creamed spinach.
Steamed Langostino with melted butter.
Tossed salad with Italian vinaigrette dressing.
Cheese plate.
Vanilla bean ice cream with bosc pear compote.
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Speyside wrote:
2017, L'Ostal Cazes Rose, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, France. Frank, have you tried this one? I really enjoyed it.

Clams on the half shell.
Creamed spinach.
Steamed Langostino with melted butter.
Tossed salad with Italian vinaigrette dressing.
Cheese plate.
Vanilla bean ice cream with bosc pear compote.

I'll put it on deck...
Burner02 Offline
#835 Posted:
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7 Moons red blend
Speyside Offline
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2017, Les Vignes Bila Haut rose, Languedoc-Roussillon Pay's d'Oc, France.
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Speyside wrote:
2017, L'Ostal Cazes Rose, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, France. Frank, have you tried this one? I really enjoyed it.

Clams on the half shell.
Creamed spinach.
Steamed Langostino with melted butter.
Tossed salad with Italian vinaigrette dressing.
Cheese plate.
Vanilla bean ice cream with bosc pear compote.

Sunday late afternoon, small glass while reading...was what I had hoped, dry-ish, yet you know the fruit is there from the nose, maybe berries...not sure what fruit. But for me, no citrus, which was good.

Tonight, with turkey burgers and bicolored corn on da cob (neat!) and went OK but not a perfect marriage. Any theories why not Allen?


I still liked it, but better as a refreshing sipper before sunset...and I live on Sunset Drive, so you know that's a nice time of day in season.
Speyside Offline
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Charcoal or gas grill Frank? Butter on the corn? What condiments on the burgers?
frankj1 Offline
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turkey burger in the skillet.

no butter, no salt, I like corn neat.


a little shredded cheddar, Dijon mustard and mayo.
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The acidity from the Dijon washed out the rose.
frankj1 Offline
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thanks!
deadeyedick Offline
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1996 Chateau StJean Cinq Cepages meritage. Still vibrant but a nose and mouthfeel of port seeping in now. Wonderful stuff!
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Tsantali "Roditis" d'Estelle Rose...no year given. Greece.
From Spey.

Beautiful deep color, shades beyond pink. As a sipper, nice and dry, more fruit aroma than taste.

later with a chef salad, just fine. Seems like it would go with many foods.

The Lovely Caren was able to discern the aroma of banana as claimed on the back label (along with other fruits). I could only catch it in the finish.

Sneaky complex...to this noob.

Good one Allen, thanks.
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Glad you liked it.

To bad they have to call it Roditis. If they could call it rose it would sell better.
frankj1 Offline
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only other Greek wine I recall that I have had was decades ago, Retsina.
Tasted like pine.
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It would. Pine resin was historically used as a preservative in Greek wines. Retsina stays true to tradition. It tastes not so good. Sometime try an Assyrtiko from Santorini, or a Moschofilero from Peloponnese. Both are great summertime whites.
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on my list
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2015, Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge Pinot Noir, Sonama Coast, California.
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2015, Davis Family Russian River Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River, California.
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At one of our favorites, Ledger David doing a flight (free for members)
2016 Chardonnay
2016 Viognier
2016 Epitome of 3 (sangiovese, tempranillo and syrah)
2016 Tempranillo
2015 Tempranillo Reserve (barrel tasting, extra cost)
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