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Wine ... please share

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Aug 24, 2015.

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  1. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    We had grilled salmon last night and pulled out a 2010 Dierberg Drum Canyon (Sta. Rita Hills) Pinot. This wine is settling in amazingly well. All that in-your-face fruit that was 2010 is now a great background note with layers of earthiness and even some melon. Melon? That's what I got. Terri has to control my wine-buying impulses but she told me to get a message over to Amanda and see what they might still have as we only have two bottles left. Nice Terri!!!!!

    http://dierbergvineyard.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/2010-Dierberg-Drum-Canyon-Pinot.pdf

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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    you know it's whatever box they have on the shelf for me....
     
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    actually just cracked open my 1997 Chateau Cheval Blanc last week.

    I took it to my favorite restaurant that has solid wines, but of course nothing like that.

    the main problem is nobody there knows how to open a bottle like that.

    so I let the server try ... and he completely butchered the cork.

    it came out in about 5 pieces.

    it's not like it was a 3k bottle or anything........

    still drank beautifully after being strained.
     
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    Had some Great Wall red in China last week and it's surprisingly good for proletariat wine.
     
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    Live and learn, eh. Cracks me up around here how mom/pop places don't flinch when you show up with wine. Now you might have to pull your own cork and I can't vouch for the glassware. It's just nice when wine culture is so infused into just the regular world.

    That CCB we had at the Mansion a few months back die NOT suck! :nworthy: Years back we had an '82 Chateau Pichon I picked up eons ago when in college and having no clue what I was getting. I don't know how it survived my vagabond existence for all those years.
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    With the price increase a bit back its now Two Chucks, Five Bucks.
     
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    Malibugolfer High-Roller

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    It was time to drink that 97 Shifter.
    Ken, I wish I could discern subtle tastes like that. The 60's will do that to one.
    I just know it when I like it.
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    M, it comes and goes, it seems. Some days I can really nail things, others it is just "good" or "bad."
     
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    That's why I always have a bottle or three of Cheapinot on hand. Never a problem with the cork on that one.
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    We're big fans of screw tops and good sub-$20 bottles of wine. You still with Melville?
     
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    I'm out of Melville. Last red I opened was a Languedoc. Those tend to be underpriced because of overproduction. Had a cork, even.
     
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    To remove the fear of cork mangling on older bottles, I highly recommend the Durand corkscrew. I bought one of these a couple of years ago, and haven't lost a cork since, despite some very old bottles with very decrepit corks. Some of which, sadly, had to go straight down the sink after opening - but that's always a danger with older, auction bought wines.
     
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    Interesting- appears to combine a conventional screw with an Ah-so for added lifting power. Wish I could say I needed one.

    Someone once bought me a needle device that uses compressed carbon dioxide (it appeared in one of the old Bond films), but I was afraid to use it. Also, I had aesthetic reservations.
     
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    Praise the lord and pass the collection plate ... Harlan has offered us an allotment. Yep, I'm be getting right on a case at $700/bottle. Yep, RIGHT on that. Uh huh.
     
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    I'll get in on that.

    Pretty sure BJ and tellafriend might be interested as well.
     
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    Tonight.

    Tobacco, coffee, blackberry.
     
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    I am but a humble writer, so it is a humble wine for us tonight ...

    Stolpman Carbonic Sangio. It's works well with grilled turkey burgers topped with a schmear of goat cheese and roasted artichoke hearts. (I'm tempted to get the fryer out and make some double-dunk frites ... yes, that is redundant since all real frites are double-dunked.)
     
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    Ken's holding out for Screaming Eagle '92. He's got plans to buy one and clone it 439 times.
     
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    Our new toy got here yesterday. Started with the Ampelos Pinots (and some of the large-formats bottles up top) and it looks like Babcock will start on the end. This will get buggered to hell as wines come in and out but we'll fake organization out the chute.

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    Stags leap merlot last weekend...very good...very smooth...just over 20 bucks...enjoyed it greatly
     
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