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What wine you whinos drinking 1,000,000??
Nicar Offline
#401 Posted:
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Montes Limited cabernet sauvignon
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#402 Posted:
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Nicar wrote:
Montes Limited cabernet sauvignon

Chile?
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#403 Posted:
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yes it is.... looking for Montes Alpha..they had Classic and a Limited. Got 1 of each. Limited actually mix, 70% Cab...30% something else. Very decent for $13
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^ Carmenere is the 30%. It is a grape that is similar to Merlot, but it has much more flavor. I have heard it referred to as Merlot on steroids. It is indigenous to Chile.
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Serra Vineyards syrah 2010.

This is our favorite vinyard, and they don't distribute at all...found a store out their way (but not as far) that had this WAY cheaper than the vinyard and covered in dust and older than what's available at the vinyard. They're pretty much a member supported place.


Very fruity black cherry and a boozy finish (14.5%) and a very pleasant taste as that boozyness subsides.



Hot stuff @ 14.5%

Beer
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#406 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
2014 Wente Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Livermore Valley San Francisco Bay

not a big cab, not much in the way of fruit forward going on here, but nice with soft tannins if any at all. IIRC I stole this for 9 bones.



Where did you buy it?

Think
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#407 Posted:
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Stinkdyr wrote:
Where did you buy it?

Think

been a while, but maybe on Rt 16 in Newton on the Wellesley line, Newton Upper Falls Wine perhaps. Red building a couple blocks in from Rt 95.

Possibly Wegmans, the one in Westwood on University Ave, not the one in Chestnut Hill

Maybe even Whole Foods at Legacy Place in Dedham.

It is pretty reasonable for Wente stuff.
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#408 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
been a while, but maybe on Rt 16 in Newton on the Wellesley line, Newton Upper Falls Wine perhaps. Red building a couple blocks in from Rt 95.

Possibly Wegmans, the one in Westwood on University Ave, not the one in Chestnut Hill

Maybe even Whole Foods at Legacy Place in Dedham.

It is pretty reasonable for Wente stuff.

the Newton place is actually Lower Falls, not Upper
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#409 Posted:
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2014, Elena Walch Pinot Nero/Blauburgunder, Alto Adge, Italy.

Light clean, strawberry fruit, a hint of cherry, nice structure and finish, probably unoaked or old oak.
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#410 Posted:
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2014 Santa Caterina chianti (90% sangiovese, 10% canaiolo)
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#411 Posted:
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^ And did you have a nice meal to go with it? For me Chianti is always better with food.
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last night I opened it to have with a little lasagna, tonight I finished it with some chicken in sesame/soy/ginger vinaigrette with steamed cauliflower which I sparked up with Hank's Heat Hot Sauce that I got from Shaun.

Believe it or not, I liked this chianti better with the chicken!
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That makes sense actually. Chianti has a relatively high acidity. So it would pair up great with the vinaigrette, the ginger, and the hot sauce. Also that particular Chianti is light enough that it would match the chicken well.
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#414 Posted:
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Speyside wrote:
That makes sense actually. Chianti has a relatively high acidity. So it would pair up great with the vinaigrette, the ginger, and the hot sauce. Also that particular Chianti is light enough that it would match the chicken well.

so, without knowing it, I really am like a genius?
Speyside Online
#415 Posted:
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Always Frank, always. Just remember, I'm the wine guy.
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#416 Posted:
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Smoking Loon Pinot Noir. Very good value wine @$9, mild nose, cherry, oak, bright pinot note.

Homemade meatloaf
Mashed taters with a little homemade ranch dip
Steamed broccoli.

#highclasswhitetrash
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#417 Posted:
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Typically I'm not a wine guy, but I'm learning.

Tasted some fantastic Rose this month that caused some excitement

Minuty Rose. French from Provance. Super soft and delicate. Pale in color and light on the nose and finish

Cline ancient vines rose. Tons of red fruit on the nose. Very fruit forward. Slightly acidic. shockingly in your face for a rose, but in such a good way.

Both were hits but the Cline was an in the park Home Run

Also 19 Crimes launched a Shiraz. Nice, easy to drink. It was what I expected.
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#418 Posted:
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Tasting new wines today and found a huge bargain


Gabbiano Chianti for $5 each.

It was in a auction bid and the store owner picked them up. I bought all she had. .
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#419 Posted:
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^^^
nicely done. See that? Smart buying happen when you adopt a Jewish brother...

2015 Masciarelli rose, with broc and boneless center cut PORK loin chops...didn't evah say I was devout!
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2014 Primarius Pinot Noir, Oregon.

Medium body, Burgundian style, raspberry and cranberry fruit, a hint of vanilla, plums on the finish.

Cheese plate.
Herbed pork chops.
Steamed green beans.
Tossed salad with lemon vinaigrette.
Strawberries drizzled with 20 year Balsamic vinegar.
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#421 Posted:
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Frank
Off topic


Riding to our land this evening my son tells me that he's studying all about the Holocost It was a great conversation and I wished for you to tell us more.

Then he said, why are Jews noses so big? I said man I have no idea. He said because the air is free. Then he said, I heard that and it makes no sense to me.
I had to laugh. No offense Frank....you're my brother from another mother.
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#422 Posted:
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Nice score on the Gabbiano Mattie. It is a nice entry level Chianti that uses classic Chianti grapes. Most of your flavor is from the Sangiovese. Colorino is blended in to give a darker color. Canaiolo softens the blend.
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Mattie B wrote:
Frank
Off topic


Riding to our land this evening my son tells me that he's studying all about the Holocost It was a great conversation and I wished for you to tell us more.

Then he said, why are Jews noses so big? I said man I have no idea. He said because the air is free. Then he said, I heard that and it makes no sense to me.
I had to laugh. No offense Frank....you're my brother from another mother.

yeah, it's an old joke ...why are Jews' noses big? Because air is free.

You tell me why this is something that you need to discuss with him.
Mattie B Offline
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It wasn't a discussion bud. I guess he heard the joke but didn't get it.

The discussion was about the Jews during WW2. That's what I was wishing you had been with us to share some insight.
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Mattie B wrote:
It wasn't a discussion bud. I guess he heard the joke but didn't get it.

The discussion was about the Jews during WW2. That's what I was wishing you had been with us to share some insight.

I'm not concerned about you, your thoughts, or your heart.
You know what to tell him
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#426 Posted:
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2015 Ritual Pinot noir from Chile. First time I've had it. Decent, but a bit too much cherry for me.
Mattie B Offline
#427 Posted:
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Thanks Frank. He's straight now.




FYI.....

If you enjoy Forefront Pinot Noir, buy all you can. It's out of production.
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#428 Posted:
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Wente Riva Ranch Pinot Nior.


I won't bother with the tasting notes. But I can say, it's what a solid Pinot should be.

Very nice. Give it a try.
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Stinkdyr wrote:
Where did you buy it?

Think

re: Wente southern hills

Gary's Liquors at Hancock Village, Chestnut Hill (W. Roxbury. Saw it there the other day.
Speyside Online
#430 Posted:
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2014 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.
Peckerhead Offline
#431 Posted:
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I scanned back a few posts and noticed mention of Chianti and I happen to be drinking a 2012 Riserva DOCG from Villa Cafaggio.
It's nice.
Aged 24 months in oak.
The best part?

..paid I think? $10 for it at Costco.
That's friggin' unheard of for a 100% Sangiovese DOCG.
Get it while you can if you like Chianti.
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#432 Posted:
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Forgot the other day we had a bottle of Robert Mondavi pinot noir....local market had it on sale for $3.98 a bottle.
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Mondavi slapping his label on 2 buck chuck again?
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#434 Posted:
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Trader Joe's has some good cheap wine. 2 buck chuck isn't one of them.
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2015 Georges Deboeuf Domaine Jean-Ernest Descombes, Morgan, Beaujolais, France.

Tossed salad with vinager and oil.
Beef and Barley vegtables soup.
Steamed green beans.
Raw carrots, Tomatoes, and Celery.
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2017 Mogen David Pomegranate.

Pigs in a blanket.
Bush's baked beans.
Hidden Valley cole slaw.
TUMS after dinner mint.

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#437 Posted:
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Peckerhead wrote:
2017 Mogen David Pomegranate.

Pigs in a blanket.
Bush's baked beans.
Hidden Valley cole slaw.
TUMS after dinner mint.


Liar!
That vintage doesn't hit the shelves until Passover and it's just barely Purim today.
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#438 Posted:
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..well that figgers.
Can't even trust my damned wine monger.
Told me it was fresh....and come to think of it, I knew that cod smelt fishy too! Rat basturd.
frankj1 Offline
#439 Posted:
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and I let the pigs in a blanket slide...with Kosher wine?
Actually, it was pretty funny, thanks.
Speyside Online
#440 Posted:
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You could have went classic, Mogen David concord.
frankj1 Offline
#441 Posted:
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remember when Sammy Davis Jr pitched Mani White Concord Cream?
so gross
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#442 Posted:
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That was a classic in the worst way. Remember the blue nun, and Paul Mason commercials? I loved the mason commercial that said we will sell no wine before it's paid for. It was a take off from we will sell no wine before it's time, but I don't remember who did that one.
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Orson Welles for Gallo?

Earnest & Julio: "We will sell no wine before Thursday"
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#444 Posted:
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Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal

I know it isn't wine but it is made from grapes....
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#445 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Orson Welles for Gallo?

Earnest & Julio: "We will sell no wine before Thursday"


They shoulda had a "Rosebud" line. d'oh!
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Without looking through the entire post here, has anyone had a " mixed red " from Chile called Siegel 1234 Red Blend ? The write up on it sounds decent and it is rated @ 90

Siegel 1234 Red Blend..... From the site:

This juicy red screams, Light the Grill! Another steal you shouldn’t miss. Hard to find a 90 pt. rated wine for less than $8.50!! A nose of black currant, smoke, violet, and black olives entice you into the glass; dark fruit, nice tannins, a hint of smoke…..and juicy, juicy, juicy! Another sip and you’ll be looking for the Brisket and Baby Backs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU-ZF4i6KiI&feature=youtu.be


http://www.kysela.com/wine/wine-brand/siegel-reserve/siegel-reserve-red-blend-1234/2015-siegel-reserve-red-blend-1234.html


I'm thinking about giving it a whirl but thought I'd ask the connoiseurs first fog

UPDATE

Thanks to Allen ( Speyside ) for replying, gonna give it a shot.
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#447 Posted:
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TMCTLT wrote:
Without looking through the entire post here, has anyone had a " mixed red " from Chile called Siegel 1234 Red Blend from Chile? The write up on it sounds decent and it is rated @ 90

Siegel 1234 Red Blend..... From the site:

This juicy red screams, Light the Grill! Another steal you shouldn’t miss. Hard to find a 90 pt. rated wine for less than $8.50!! A nose of black currant, smoke, violet, and black olives entice you into the glass; dark fruit, nice tannins, a hint of smoke…..and juicy, juicy, juicy! Another sip and you’ll be looking for the Brisket and Baby Backs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU-ZF4i6KiI&feature=youtu.be


http://www.kysela.com/wine/wine-brand/siegel-reserve/siegel-reserve-red-blend-1234/2015-siegel-reserve-red-blend-1234.html


I'm thinking about giving it a whirl but thought I'd ask the connoiseurs first fog

UPDATE

Thanks to Allen ( Speyside ) for replying, gonna give it a shot.

Allen is a great source.
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frankj1 wrote:
Allen is a great BOTL




Couldn't agree more Frank Beer
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#449 Posted:
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2007 Lucien Les Moine, Volnay Le Caillerets, Burgundy France.
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#450 Posted:
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2010 Concannon Petite Syrah. A gift from long ago that I rediscovered in our "cellar" and, when young, at least, not particularly good. 7 years has made a huge difference. I know PS is a varietal that stands up to time, but I figured an inexpensive brand would have been a waste. I was wrong. Very nice.
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