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  1. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Head First Skier

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    wazzat on ze left?
     
  2. mdf

    mdf back to being an ordinary Gatheree Skier

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    Stephanie Proprietary Red.
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    Yum. Best so far.
     
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    Who's carmenere was it? I like carmenere but I have not found one that is fruity.
     
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    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    Yeah, nothing wrong in the abstract. The issue is that it became really famous, and synonymous of Argentina as much as beef. A cliche. So, in the last few years, it has been a real challenge to find a good Argie Malbec at a reasonable price. It was great while it lasted, particularly until 2010 or so. The 2006 vintage was phenomenal, and 2005 was very good. There were a couple glorious years where you could get really nice juice for about $10 in the States.

    Rutini makes a nice 50/50 Malbec/Cab, at a price that isn't crazy, but not a bargain, anymore :( Actually, I have a bottle here. No, wait, I had it this summer. It was a 2010.
     
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  5. Tony S

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    Got this on a recent Vermont trip. ( Beverage Warehouse, Winooski. ) If you sometimes like a rich, nutty grigio, but not Jabba fat, try this. Luscious. Serving with a roasted squash and Gorgonzola risotto.

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  6. mdf

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    Casa Silva. Surprised me too.
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    When life gives you lemons, make . . . Chablis?
     
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    Orrin Swift. Yet another in a long line of wineries snapped up by large conglomerates. But your 2013 was made before the takeover. Have no idea how they have fared. Constellation has a good track record as large wineries taking over little ones go.
     
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    Umm ... I lost count of the bottles. Do you need us to call 911 or a taxi? :D Happy that you are making the best of it. Hope the knee is already feeling better. You are definitely doing your part and getting lots of antioxidants :D
     
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    :roflmao:
    They are 2 ounce tastes, so only 10 ounces so far. Or was it 12? But I have been here two and a half hours already.
     
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    ... What seems to be the officer, Problem? ...

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  12. Tony S

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  13. mdf

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    Hmmm. Missed that. I only suscribe to Wine spectator when I have airline miles about to expire.
    http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Gallo-Purchases-Orin-Swift-Cellars
    Is that a current photo of Dave Phinney? Just how young is that guy?
     
  14. skibob

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    Ah yes, now I have to explain. Constellation bought some of the portfolio (specifically The Prisoner). Gallo bought the rest. Papillon may have actually gone with Gallo instead of Constellation.

    And no, that isn't a terribly current photo of Dave Phinney. Still, pretty young.
     
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    Classic Nor'easter. . Did you get out of Dallas before imbibing too much wine ? Pain management of course !

    Finished my drive home yesterday from Gathering. Rained all thru WA and most of OR.
     
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    Saw you post on this dinner on FB. The night it snowed this week, I made risoto with mushrooms and Gorgonzola.....UMM UMM Good!

    You are truly a Pug for All Seasons!
     
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    pete not peace but 2 Beers! Skier

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    hummm, had a Savant earlier and first thinking this a Port, read Cab Sav on back and overlooked "Port Style". Very tasty but spouse a bit less a fan due to sweetness.

    tx'ed to 375ml and corked to save for my and my brother, so off to find a more cab'ish or lighter with to keep spouse happy!
     

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    pete not peace but 2 Beers! Skier

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    That's a lot of age on the bottle, too. Nice. I am not sure the climate of Paso Robles is ideal for Cab. Perhpas too warm? I have been luckier with Rhone blends from there.

    This one is intriguing, though. Perphaps a late harvest production?
     
  20. cantunamunch

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    Question: is there anything NorAm with the fruitiness and acidity of a Picpoul de Pinet or a dry vinho verde that would work well in a kir?
     

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