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What Wine Are You Drinking Today?

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#61 djyee100

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 12:20 PM

Interesting technology but apparently it depends on the cork being intact.  I've heard that you should recork bottles every twenty years or so, but recorking isn't always practical.


Yes, the cork must be intact. As I mentioned above, once the bottle is opened, the oxidation process begins and no known technology can change that.


Most wines are opened within a 20-year time frame anyway. The expensive wines age and eventually deteriorate in the bottle just like the cheapies. Great wines simply take longer to do it. For those relatively few bottles worth recorking, I'm sure the zillionaires can afford to have the bottles properly preserved. :smile:

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 08:05 PM

A rosé from Southern California, 2013 Presqu'ile Pinot Noir Rosé, Santa Maria Valley. 100% pinot noir, stainless steel fermented. I normally don't like rosé, but I like this one. Crisp and zesty, plenty of acidity but it's not harsh. Rounder on the palate compared to other rosés I've tried. Good balance, firm, fruity (for a rosé). Starts off watermelon and turns into apple. Mineral in the finish. Also some alcohol heat in the finish, but it's not a flaw. Very pretty, jewel-like color of coral pink--I kept holding up my glass to look at it. Easy drinking on the patio, this wine would match well with charcuterie and finger foods.

#63 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:01 PM

With dinner this evening a lovely methode Rotuts faux champagne.  Better even than the 1985 Cordon Rouge of a couple nights ago.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 03:46 AM

Hard to go wrong with Otago pinot noir, in my experience. Even when it's bad it's like pizza or shagging, you know?


Nanny Goat Vineyard 2012. Fruity: raspberry, blackberry. Fresh. Easy drinking. Clean tannins. 

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 12:19 PM

For dinner a couple nights ago. A rioja, 2009 La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri Rioja Reserva. Mostly tempranillo and garnacha (grenache). Prominent cherries and vanilla from the get-go, some raspberry and blackberry too, a little leather, a vegetal note. Good fruit, well-balanced, nice aroma and finish. Medium body. Alcohol heat well-masked by fruit; grippy tannins. Done in the traditional style, which some people criticize as over-oaked. Still, this wine is very good drinking.

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#66 Hassouni

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 01:34 PM

Recently: 2008 Clos St Thomas, from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Excellent red - a bit smoky, but soft, fruity, low tannins, without being sweet. Also, Ould Thaleb, a quite good Moroccan rosé (really!)

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:22 AM

I am drinking Denbies Pinot Gris, which is one of my favourite. It's an excellent soft wine, gold in colour.

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:51 PM

Some wines I've tried since my last post.


2012 Manincor Bianco 'Reserva delle Comtese' IGT Alto Adige, a zesty white blend from the Alto Adige region in Italy. 60% pinot bianco, 30% chardonnay, 10% sauvignon blanc. Very grapefruit-y, with a lemon note in the finish. Undertone of sweet white fruit...white peaches? Clean-tasting, quite tart. Would match well with batter-fried seafood, though that's not what I was cooking at the time.


2012 Eric Kent Chardonnay, Russian River Valley. Melon, stone fruit, something honey or caramel, citrus peel. A buttery note from the oak, not overwhelming. Starts off delicate and shows heft at the mid-palate. Long finish with a tart note. Excellent balance overall. Very aromatic, fruity and floral, which I found most enchanting about this wine.


2012 Flowers Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast. A beautiful chardonnay, very well-balanced. Citrus and stone fruit, with a long minerally finish. A buttery popcorn note. Weighty in the mouth. A classic feel to this wine; it shows all the strengths of a modern chardonnay without the pitfalls. Paired with Pacific salmon with fennel and cream.


I've been focused on California chardonnays lately. Over the years familiarity has bred boredom and I've looked farther afield for white wines. But recently I've come home for chardonnay and explored some of the smaller producers.


Flowers belongs to a group named "In Pursuit of Balance." Their aim is to produce and advocate for more restrained, balanced pinot noirs and chardonnays in California (read: no more oaky fruit bombs for these varietals). The group formed in 2011, although this trend in California wines has been going on for longer than that.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 05:16 PM

Three wines we enjoyed over the weekend:

1997 Chateau La Nerthe - Had a few bottles left from our wedding and, though well past maturity, the wine continues to deliver some fruit

2007 Aubert Pinot Noir Reuling - started off a little hot but soon mellowed and delivered prodigious fruit. This may not be your type of Pinot, but it's drinking let beautifully

2007 Alban Grenache Alban Vineyard - The best of the three with rich notes of fig and copious darker fruits. A real beauty.
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Posted 26 September 2014 - 12:42 PM

2012 Jermann Pinot Grigio

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 05:51 PM

2011 Cotnari from Romania :D

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 06:15 PM

2012 Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 02:34 PM

2011 Graillot Crozes

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 08:52 AM

One of the better wines i bought in South Africa. Its from Boekenhoutskloof winery. Called Chocolate Block. Very nice wine

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