Sam M wrote:GM yiron 2010. I like this wine. But it was a mistake to open it after the previous two.
Gabriel Geller wrote:Sam M wrote:GM yiron 2010. I like this wine. But it was a mistake to open it after the previous two.
Yiron 2010??? Where did you get that?! The '08 was released to the Israeli market less than 6 months ago!
Daniel Monsey NY wrote:Gabriel Geller wrote:Anytime! I'm just very yeke...
Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, or other?
Elie Poltorak wrote:Sunday I attended the City Winery tasting and had a slew of wonderful wines. However, the real action was at the Shirah and City Winery tables. Everything else I had already tasted at previous events or on my own. I'm of the opinion that, while useful to separate the wheat from the chaff, you can't really experience a wine at a tasting. All you can hope to do is identify the wines worth buying to taste at home--although even that is risky, as some wines are so delicate that they totally fall flat under "tasting conditions" (not enough time to aerate, improper temperature, no time to rest after shipping/handling/vibration. Of course that's all in addition to the difficulty in tasting so many wines at a time for a non-professional--particularly if you subscribe to the belief that spitting out fine wine is simply sinful! Nevertheless, I'll post what got me excited at the tasting.
Shira Winery: Unfortunately, they only shipped over the wines a few days before the tasting so much of the wine was exhibiting severe travel shock. Moreover, some of the wine was recently bottled and still hasn't gotten over the bottle shock.
The new Counterpunch was the worst victim and was completely dumb.
The Power to the People was presenting pretty well but well short of its potential.
The Coalition, on the other hand, was presenting much better and is a very interesting wine made primarily with a varietal I've never seen before (the name slips my mind). Not as full-throated as their syrahs, but a very interesting wine I look forward to getting to know better at my table.
They only had a few bottles of their new single vineyard syrahs (which I ordered a while ago and am awaiting eagerly), so they weren't officially pouring them. By the time they cracked those bottles, it was at the end of the tasting and I could barely distinguish a syrah from a cabernet. Nevertheless, I must say that the McGinley was presenting FAR better than the acclaimed Thompson. In fact, I liked the McGinley even better than the Power to the People blend! Nevertheless, I look forward to retrying the Thompson under better conditions once I get my order (after giving it time to recover from shipping).
Gabriel W wrote:The primary varietal used in The Coalition blend is Touriga Nacional.
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