What Wine Are You Drinking Now?

Discussion in 'Other Beverages' started by Greywulfken, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,354) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    I find there to be a lot of variation in the quality of wines from the appellation. My wife and I are big fans of Cabernet Franc (the varietal does very well in the Columbia Valley and Walla Walla area), and over the years we've drunk quite few reds from Chinon. Some have been quite good, but a lot have been a bit overly tart, with a sour cherry flavor I sometimes find difficult to handle.
     
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  2. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (6,959) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    Still can't escape Bordeaux.



    Sante!
     
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  3. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,160) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Good evening, all! Put off mowing and yard work until the cool of the day, such as it is. It's 82°F right now, and the a/c is on the fritz. That's why I'm dining alfresco: grilled New York strip, with latkes and sriracha-mango Cole slaw. Paired with this 2017 Cigar Old Vine Zin.

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    Been on a kawaii metal kick lately. This is BAND-MAID. These girls are legit.

     
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  4. mambossa

    mambossa Disciple (376) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio
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    Found an interesting bottle for $18 discounted and had some takeout with the (apparently ravenous) ol’ lady.

    Ashy, tannic, floral, plum & dark berry, lightly oxidized. Perfect tongue-gripper for greasy burgers.

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  5. Warwick7

    Warwick7 Initiate (35) May 25, 2019 Maryland

    Woodbridge Caberenet Sauvignon 2016

    I havent had Wine in years and its been a gorgoues reunion. I love Ale and Gin, but Wine is becoming special to me. Its amazing for when you want lose weight but love the taste of Alcohol and want to keep drinking. I feel Iean and strong when I drink Wine. Still on my quest to find a golden chalice that i like.
     
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  6. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,059) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin
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    The missus and I enjoy an occasional port after dinner. Far different than port's from Portugal this is the one we like best of what we have found of the non-traditional ports - tasty !
     
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  7. mambossa

    mambossa Disciple (376) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio
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    It’s Muscadet season! Couldn’t find a single bottle that wasn’t sur lie, but I’m not complaining. It’s bright, gentle lemon-lime, yeasty esters work well with its seashell minerality. Extremely light and dare I say “sessionable”. Goes down pretty fast compared to my usual preference of the more tropical and funky NZ Sauvignon Blancs.
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  8. BeardedWalrus

    BeardedWalrus Aspirant (251) Jun 5, 2018 North Carolina
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    19 crimes, an unpretentious red blend. Been three months since I've had any wine.
     
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  9. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,354) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Enjoyed a bottle of Sleight of Hand's 2016 "Sorceress" last night. Very nice grenache that went very well with mushroom raviolis, steamed buns and Vietnamese calamari.
     
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  10. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (6,959) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    Found this discounted at 50% off practically.

    Big jammy berry tones and light bodied, with excellent spicy flavor. Had it with some good ole burgers on the grill excellent pairing.

    I love a good deal.

     
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  11. mambossa

    mambossa Disciple (376) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio
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    Matervitis 2008
    This is a STEAL. Give or take $35 but tastes priceless. One of my favorite Italians and it’s just been sitting on the shelves every time I go to get it time and time again.

    Beautiful earth and barnyard expected from any solid central/northern Italian, rich cherry, cigar box, char, violet, the works. I’m already craving another bottle. I’ll hoard them for myself if you don’t want them.
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  12. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,354) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    2008? Really? Where have they been hoarding/keeping this stuff?

    What's the varietal make up on this? Sangiovese? Nebbiolo? Or some kind if blend?
     
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  13. mambossa

    mambossa Disciple (376) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio
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    Leave it to an extensive craft beer & wine shop out in the countryside to have the slowest movement imaginable. It was also at another slow-moving family grocery near me for a while.

    Label says 60% Pugnitello, 40% Ciliegiolo. Not familiar with either varietals, but boy are they delicious.
     
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  14. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,059) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Earthquake Petite Sirah - tasty. I like petite Sirah and cab Franc probably followed by a deep soft merlot
     
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  15. Shanex

    Shanex Meyvn (1,313) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Roast beef, fries and a bottle of Touraine (Val de Loire)

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  16. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,354) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Looks good. How does the wine compare with gamay produced over in Beaujolais?
     
  17. Shanex

    Shanex Meyvn (1,313) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    I was invited to my in-laws appartement and we shared that bottle. Pretty good. Better than most Beaujolais I’ve had since I’m not a fan of that wine. Cheers !
     
  18. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,354) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Have you ever visited the region (Beaujolais)? I only ask because I confess I've recently revised my impression of wines from that region, based on some recent visits.

    As part of a Rhone river Viking tour several years ago, the bus dropped us off by the regional cooperative tasting room in Morgon. The wines we tasted there were an absolute revelation, and were much richer than anything I'd ever tasted from Beaujolais before (which here in the states, have mostly consisted of wines from Duboeuf and Jadot - very light and fruity wines, typically). We thought they were pretty reasonably priced as well (in the $15 to $20 range).

    After that experience, we made it a point to do a day tour to the region during our stay in Lyon this past May. This time we went to Fleurie and Moulin-a-vent, and again we were startled by the quality of the wines we sampled. One of the wineries was even experimenting with grapes not sanctioned by the AOC, which they had to label as just a table wine (as I recall). In particular, we tried an outstanding viognier. While no one would mistake it for a high end Condrieu, it was a very impressive wine and quite reasonably priced we thought (in the $20 a bottle range if memory serves).

    Just my two cents of course, but given where you live, if you haven't ever visited the area, I highly recommend a visit at some point. You might just change your mind about wine from Beaujolais. :sunglasses:
     
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  19. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,354) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Your post put me in mind of a white we have at a home (a few bottles left now). Drinking a lovely bottle of the 2016 Eric Chevalier chardonnay from the Val de Loire. Really nice wine and a great bargain (case price was under $15 a bottle). Would drink again (we have 3 or 4 bottles left).
     
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  20. Shanex

    Shanex Meyvn (1,313) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    2012 - Château La Garelle

    Which is à Bordeaux Saint Emilion. Bought for 16€

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    It’s a delight, not cheap but not pricey to the standards of « good affordable wine »

    Cheers!
     
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  21. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,354) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Glad to read this. Supposedly, 2012 was a difficult year in Bordeaux, but was better in St. Emilion. We picked up some 2012 Figeac, which I'm hoping will be good. Plan to hold onto it for a couple more years I think.

    16 euros does not sound like a bad deal at all for a good bottle of 2012 st. Emilion.
     
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