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Clavius
10-14-2012, 17:05
Figured I'd create a new thread for the new season.

Just cracked open a bottle of cheap red Bordeaux called "Baron de Luze". It's a 2009 Appelation Bordeaux Controlee. Nothing special but it's not bad.

Tico
10-14-2012, 21:14
Good call on the new thread. Last weekend for my wife's birthday we went through a number of good bottles. All were great!

NV Vilmart grand celier
91 Calera Mt Harlan Pinot
86 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet

Clavius
10-16-2012, 16:59
Tonight it's a 2009 Antigal Malbec "1" from Argentina. Certainly one of the better Malbec's I've had recently.

White Dog
10-16-2012, 19:10
Geil 2011 Scheurebe Kabinett. Outstanding. I need more Scheurebe in my life. No joke.

Clavius
11-19-2012, 13:37
Drank a bottle of 2008 Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon (by Concha Y Toro). Definitely one of the better Chilean cabs I've had lately. Worth the $17 I paid for it.

Clavius
11-19-2012, 16:39
Tonight it's a bottle of Chardonnay. 2010 Cambria Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard (Estate Grown & Bottled). Not a bad little Chard for $15.

tanstaafl2
11-20-2012, 06:26
Not exactly a wine but was test driving the Malamado port style Malbec fortified wine that will be featured after Thanksgiving dinner. Basically like a ruby port but with a bit more earthiness and spice notes on the finish while still showing its Malbec roots.

White Dog
11-20-2012, 06:44
Not exactly a wine but was test driving the Malamado port style Malbec fortified wine that will be featured after Thanksgiving dinner. Basically like a ruby port but with a bit more earthiness and spice notes on the finish while still showing its Malbec roots.

It is an actual wine. All wines fall under 3 categories: sparkling, still, and fortified.

tanstaafl2
11-20-2012, 13:42
It is an actual wine. All wines fall under 3 categories: sparkling, still, and fortified.


So it is. And a tasty one at that!

Clavius
11-22-2012, 16:20
Just had a bottle of 2007 Highflyer Centerline red blend from Napa. Great wine at a decent price.

michaelturtle1
11-23-2012, 06:53
On Thanskgiving we Polished off bottles of 2009 Numanthia Termes and a 2010 Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon

tanstaafl2
11-23-2012, 07:00
We don't stand much on drinking a particular wine with a certain dish. Last night for Thanksgiving it was a 2009 Crios Malbec for the red and a 2010 Marco Felluga Pinot Grigio Mongris for the white. And of course the Malamado for after dinner.

Nobody seemed much interested in bourbon, or other spirits for that matter, sticking mostly to beer, wine and assorted aperitifs. So I may have to sample the Jefferson Ocean on my own or wait for another opportunity to break it out.

Clavius
11-26-2012, 19:49
Just opened a bottle of 2009 Čtim Negre (http://www.etim.cat/vi-negre/etim-negre). According to the label it is from Falset in Spain, near Barcelona. It's a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Carignan and 10% Syrah aged in oak for 6 months. I paid $12 for it and to be honest it's pretty good if a little light for my taste.

Clavius
12-03-2012, 19:13
A bottle of 2011 Conundrum.

yountvillewjs
12-03-2012, 20:57
On Thanskgiving we Polished off bottles of 2009 Numanthia Termes and a 2010 Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon

How is that Educated Guess? In great vintages, it tends to be a killer QPR

SDpappy
12-05-2012, 19:50
2004 Maybach, 1996 Krug for thanksgiving. Tonight: 2005 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet.

White Dog
12-05-2012, 22:01
Had some Bottex Bugey-Cerdon with coq au vin. It's a sparkling Gamay, has a whiff of residual sugar, and was perfect with the dish.

Josh
12-06-2012, 07:50
Just polished off a bottle of Pinot Blanc from Black Star Farms last night. Surprisingly good. The 2011 vintage in Northern and Western Michigan is turning out to be as fantastic as expected. If you see anything from the Old Mission, Leelenau or Lake Michigan Shore AVAs with 2011 on the label, buy it.

Jono
12-09-2012, 18:10
Meijer carries quite a few MI wines so I will be on the lookout.

I love the Ménage ŕ Trois Red as a value wine.

michaelturtle1
12-09-2012, 19:05
How is that Educated Guess? In great vintages, it tends to be a killer QPR

It is fantastic for the price, whenever my wife and I find it we generally buy all we can..

michaelturtle1
12-10-2012, 18:18
Finishing off a Dr Franks 2009 Lemberger, I know the Finger Lakes are known for their Reislings but Dr Frank and a couple other wineries are putting out a lot of very drinkable reds these says

White Dog
12-11-2012, 07:25
Finishing off a Dr Franks 2009 Lemberger, I know the Finger Lakes are known for their Reislings but Dr Frank and a couple other wineries are putting out a lot of very drinkable reds these says

I hear ya. Finger Lakes Lembergers(Blaufrankisch) and Cab Francs are very impressive.

Clavius
12-20-2012, 18:39
Having some Spanish "wineintube" merlot. Pretty good stuff for boxed wine. Has some of that "dusty" fruit going on.

http://www.wineintube.com/index.php?lan=eng&sec=merlot

Clavius
12-24-2012, 16:16
Some 2010 Conundrum Red on Christmas Eve.

Clavius
01-12-2013, 18:00
A 2007 bottle of Trimbach Gewürztraminer from the Alsace region of France. For a white wine this old it was still very drinkable. However the fruit seemed to be fading.

compliance
01-13-2013, 21:43
09 Lincourt chardonnay. One of the only chardonnays I like. The nose is coconut and banana, and the palette buttery. It's part of a case left over from my wedding which makes it all the better.

Jono
01-15-2013, 13:30
http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report_red-wine-wards-off-cholesterol_1788899

Red wine wards off cholesterol
Published: Monday, Jan 14, 2013, 18:54 IST
Agency: IANS

More reason to enjoy a glass of red with your steak etc.

"...anti-oxidants in the wine known as polyphenols prevented these compounds from being absorbed into the bloodstream where they can cause harm, the "Journal of Functional Foods" reports."

I really enjoy the various meritage / blends showing up with a favorite being Ménage ŕ Trois (a value buy) - Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
Apothic and Gnarly Head are others. These are nice inexpensive bottles to have on hand.

squire
01-15-2013, 13:52
Some Barton with coffee.

White Dog
01-15-2013, 19:51
This thread is clearly labeled. We're well aware u like Beam Rye, OGD, and Barton. Tell us something new.

squire
01-15-2013, 20:19
Thought I'd already posted that. They say memory is the first thing to go, at least I think that's what they said.

Clavius
01-20-2013, 16:49
A little Locations E-1 tonight, from Dave Phinney of Orin Swift fame. Good, but I prefer F-1 from France over this Spanish blend.

ratcheer
01-21-2013, 06:40
With our grilled ribeye steak last night, we tried the Kirkland Signature (Costco) Cotes du Rhone Villages (2010). It was wonderful!

Tim

bigtoys
02-17-2013, 20:09
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/etoh/IMG_20130216_170409_057_zpsc9f4875e.jpg

took a chance and brought it to a restaurant. needed an hour to open up. have one more bottle and 2 1998's

clingman71
03-17-2013, 18:02
I'm not really a wine guy, bourbon and craft beer take up most of my attention, but occasionally Karen wants wine with dinner. So, after a little Irish-Italian confusion on St Patrick's Day, I made Boursin and sausage stuffed manicotti. I thoroughly enjoyed the '04 Penfold's Bin 389 that she selected.

ChainWhip
03-17-2013, 18:48
Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 & the QC 2010 Red at the Quilceda Creek open house/spring release pick-up... Both delicious - been ignoring my wines for far too long.

Last night, split a bottle of Gorman Albatross 2009 with dinner after the Bourbon Bash.

P&MLiquorsEric
03-18-2013, 06:16
The F1 is a great wine for under 20. Drinks like many of the French blends that are twice that price.

black mamba
03-20-2013, 20:41
Kirkland Sonoma Chardonnay with dinner, and some Cockburn's 10 yr Tawny after with dessert.

ChainWhip
03-20-2013, 22:21
Mark Ryan Lonely Heart & Chappellet Prichard Hill Cabernet Sauvignons with dinner