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What wine you whinos drinking 1,000,000??
frankj1 Offline
#951 Posted:
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Speyside wrote:
2010, Henri Gouges Nuits St Georgs Clos de Porrets St Georges, Nuits St Georges, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France. Before dinner.

2015, St Damian Gigondas La Louisinane, Gigondas, Rhone Valley, France. With dinner.

2006, Climens, Barsac, Bordeaux, France. After dinner.

Frank, try Oregon Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Argentinian Pinot Noir from Patagonia, or Red Burgundy labeled Bourgone Rouge. These will be the types of Pinot Noir you are looking for. Also Beaujolais Village or single village Beaujolais, even though this is Gamay you should like these, skip anything by Georges Deuboeufand and Louis Jadot.

thanks Allen.
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#952 Posted:
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2014 Lions de Suduiraut Sauternes for desert. Awesome.
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#953 Posted:
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2012 Serra vineyards Cab Franc

They’re closing the tasting room the end of the month, it’s so beautiful here......and I’m missing my usual company.
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#954 Posted:
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One more glass.....2012 was an outstanding year for Applegate valley wines.
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#955 Posted:
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We only see wines from Willamette Valley. It would be nice if we could get wines from Rouge Valley and its sub appellations.
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#956 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
2012 Serra vineyards Cab Franc

They’re closing the tasting room the end of the month, it’s so beautiful here......and I’m missing my usual company.

sorry buddy
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#957 Posted:
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Applegate valley, Talent and Eagle Point produce some great wines there’s tons of “micro-climates” and soil differences.
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#958 Posted:
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2016, La Garrigue Cote du Rhone, Cote du Rhone, Rhone Valley, France.

Z, if it isn't to much trouble could you post a couple of pictures of your wine country? I would love to see them and imagine others would too.
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#959 Posted:
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Submitted, we’ll see how well I worked the photo editor app.
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#960 Posted:
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2016 Chloe Pinot Noir
deadeyedick Offline
#961 Posted:
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Speyside wrote:
2016, La Garrigue Cote du Rhone, Cote du Rhone, Rhone Valley, France.

Z, if it isn't to much trouble could you post a couple of pictures of your wine country? I would love to see them and imagine others would too.


Wifey and I spent a week sampling in the Appelgate region years ago. Beautiful country but I met a strange fellow in a bar who wanted to go camping.
deadeyedick Offline
#962 Posted:
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Quinta Das Carvalhas 20 year tawny
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#963 Posted:
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Fattoria Di Basciano Rosato di Toscana 2017

100% sangiovese grapes from chianti area...absolutely delicious.
Hope I remember where I bought it, need a case!
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#964 Posted:
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Ice Wine Time!

Henry of Pelham Vidal 2017
Special Select Late Harvest
10%abv
Ontario

this 375ml is gonna vanish tonight.
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#965 Posted:
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1999, Tyrell's HVD single vineyard Semillon, Hunter Valley, Australia.

2005, St Damian Ville Vines Gigondas, Gigondas, Rhone Valley, France.

1982, Domaine Mas Blanc Banyuls, Banyuls, Rhone Valley, France.

Cheese plate, English farmhouse cheddar, aged parmesan, and balsamic bellavitiano.
Grilled medium rare ribeye with saute morel mushrooms and Vidalia onions.
Grilled asparagus with drizzled brown butter.
Steamed wild rice with lemon herb sauce.
Wilted spinach and kale salad with unfiltered Spanish olive oil and unfiltered apple cider vinegar dressing.
Poached honey crisp apples drizzled with 20 year old basalmic vinegar.
Fromage blanc.
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#966 Posted:
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2015, Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon.

$22 of WOW, if you can find this it is one to try.
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#967 Posted:
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2016. August West 2010 Russian River Syrah Applause
deadeyedick Offline
#968 Posted:
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1994 Castoro Cellers Late Harvest Zinfandel Paso Robles

Bought this at the winery in 1995. Wonderful! Like drinking a fine port. 9.1% residual sugar
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#969 Posted:
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1995~ Steamworks Holiday spiced mead
1996~ Steamworks Orange Blossom mead

Brand new mead place that just opened....very tasty low abv for what I’m used to but incredibly balanced.
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#970 Posted:
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2014 Domaine LaFarge Bastide Milfors, Roussillon, Languedoc, France.
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#971 Posted:
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1998~ Steamworks Orange Blosson mead, grandpa HATED it 🤣
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#972 Posted:
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2016, Joel Gott Shatter Grenache, Maury, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, France.

Interesting history. 60 year old vines, originally a joint venture between Joel Gott and Dave Phinney so it drinks very much like Orrin Swift Trigger Finger but still very French in style.
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#973 Posted:
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with chicken parm the other night...
2014 Torraiolo Toscana
85% sagiovese 10% cab sauv 5% merlot. 12 month oak aged.
from Wegman's Supermarket. Maybe an "exclusive"?
Cheap "super Tuscan".
Not bad for short money.
Speyside Offline
#974 Posted:
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We carry the IGT you are talking about, and their Chianti. Both good value oriented wines.
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#975 Posted:
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really not bad at all.
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#976 Posted:
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Will I tried COOPER & THIEF RED WINE BLEND the other day and it was referred by a friend very good with a good smoke
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#977 Posted:
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JRHen10635 wrote:
Will I tried COOPER & THIEF RED WINE BLEND the other day and it was referred by a friend very good with a good smoke

Hey!
your anniversary is coming up...

4 years.
4 years and you never wrote, you never called...
your mother and I were worried sick!

but even harder to believe is...4 years and this bottle of red blend is what stimulated you to end your forum virginity?

HA!
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#978 Posted:
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Frank, you try to raise em right, and this is what happens.
frankj1 Offline
#979 Posted:
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yeah...thanks Trump!
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#980 Posted:
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I have a question for you certified wino's.

This past weekend the wife and I were at a restaurant and ordered a bottle of wine. The server presented the bottle and proceeded to open the bottle without removing any of the foil from the bottle opening. Once he opened the bottle he set it on the table and left without removing the foil or pouring a sample pour. Not wanting to create an issue, I removed the volcanic foil and served the wife and self.

After getting home, I went on line and goggled opening a bottle of wine. In addition to opening a bottle with a wine key and cork screw, I also learned how to open a bottle with a shoe and a hammer and nails. In all four cases the foil is removed prior to opening.

The next day, I called the restaurant and spoke with the on duty manager and advised what had occurred. My efforts were to just to give them a heads up and not to create a problem. This is an establishment that we enjoy and will continue to frequent as long as the food and overall service remains good. Anyway the manager advised that the way the server served us is the way they are currently instructing their servers because some of the bottles do not have a lip that allows for trimming the foil. OK, then I asked about the lack of a sample pour and his response was that maybe the server did not want to touch the bottle opening in front of us. I felt the managers answers were "BS" and to the point that I may have been speaking to the guilty server. Either way the individual indicated they would coach up their servers.

Have any of you wino's ever had a bottle of wine served to you in a restaurant without any of the foil being removed?
Speyside Offline
#981 Posted:
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No, that may be their protocol, but no one worth their salt would do that.

1) Cut and remove the foil cap.
2) Remove cork and present to customer for condition check and to verify correctness for that bottle.
3) Pour a small amount in customers glass for approval.
4) After approval pour glass for all drinking from bottle.
5) Refill glasses as needed when needed.
Burner02 Offline
#982 Posted:
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Spey, what you stated is what I have been accustom to, even at the referenced establishment prior to this weekend.

Will probably mention it to the on duty manager when we return to see if I get the same reaction that I did over the phone on Monday.

And thanks for your response.
Speyside Offline
#983 Posted:
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2000, Marques de Caseres, Rioja Gran Reserva.
frankj1 Offline
#984 Posted:
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2017 Alpataco Malbec
Patagonia

took a look in the Argentina section, randomly chose this cuz I recalled you recently posting about the value of their wines...don't think you spoke of malbecs, but figured it was a safe pluck...it was.
$14

edit: Patagonia, that is.
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#985 Posted:
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Sandeman Founders Reserve

Taylor Fladgate 10 yr Tawny

Not sure which I liked better. The Founders Reserve hit my sweet tooth, while the tawny was a little sweet but more complex.
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