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Re: Judge for Yourself / WeeksEnd wine

Postby Craig Winchell » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:00 pm

As it turns out, I had the 2012 Terrenal Tempranillo last Shabbos, and can vouch for its quality. Surprising. Light and extremely fruity, neither complex nor a powerhouse, this was certainly drinkable and cheap (gift), and even quaffable. I enjoyed it for kiddushes and havdalah, and then drank my wines as the main event.
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Re: Judge for Yourself / WeeksEnd wine

Postby David Raccah » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:51 pm

Craig Winchell wrote:As it turns out, I had the 2012 Terrenal Tempranillo last Shabbos, and can vouch for its quality. Surprising. Light and extremely fruity, neither complex nor a powerhouse, this was certainly drinkable and cheap (gift), and even quaffable. I enjoyed it for kiddushes and havdalah, and then drank my wines as the main event.


LOL!!! I found the tannins on that wine to be the star - mouth coating tannin that take it a bit above quaffer to nice wine.
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Re: Judge for Yourself / WeeksEnd wine

Postby Sam M » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:07 pm

David Raccah wrote:
Craig Winchell wrote:As it turns out, I had the 2012 Terrenal Tempranillo last Shabbos, and can vouch for its quality. Surprising. Light and extremely fruity, neither complex nor a powerhouse, this was certainly drinkable and cheap (gift), and even quaffable. I enjoyed it for kiddushes and havdalah, and then drank my wines as the main event.


LOL!!! I found the tannins on that wine to be the star - mouth coating tannin that take it a bit above quaffer to nice wine.


I still stay Yuch. But I have another bottle. I promise to be objective.
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Re: Judge for Yourself / WeeksEnd wine

Postby ChaimShraga » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:14 pm

Two Rieslings, German Rieslings:

Peter Jakob Kuhn, Rheingau, Riesling Sekt Brut, 2010

This is still very young and unformed, all about green apples and chalk, without the brioche-led complexity that comes with bottle age. Nice and tasty, but Id go for the 2007 if it's still available.

A nightcap back at home:

Dr. Loosen, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Ürziger Würzgarten, Riesling Auslese, 2009

Complex and nuanced aromas and flavors of apples, nectarines, wet stones, ginger - stop me if you've heard this one before, this shouldn't be about descriptors anyway, but rather in the aloof way it invites you to seduce it. The way it offers that elegant, airy yet intensive, mix of sweet and saline, who could resist?
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Re: Judge for Yourself / WeeksEnd wine

Postby Craig Winchell » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:41 pm

Sam M, it is evident that David likes it more than me. To me, it's drinkable, quaffable and cheap. To David, it seems to be good drinking, a "nice wine" beter than a quaffer. But in any case, I think it's far more than yuck. Not only I, but also my oldest son, several daughters and my wife were all surprised, because this was a gift, and it was drinkable. That hardly ever happens in our house, since people typically give us Jeunesse, which is what they like best, but which I can't quite drink.
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Re: Judge for Yourself / WeeksEnd wine

Postby Alexander F » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:44 pm

ChaimShraga wrote:Two Rieslings, German Rieslings:
Dr. Loosen, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Ürziger Würzgarten, Riesling Auslese, 2009

Complex and nuanced aromas and flavors of apples, nectarines, wet stones, ginger - stop me if you've heard this one before, this shouldn't be about descriptors anyway, but rather in the aloof way it invites you to seduce it. The way it offers that elegant, airy yet intensive, mix of sweet and saline, who could resist?

No one could! Except if he only drinks kosher :lol: :P
I tasted this wine at Loosen last visit. It is Delicious. Gave it 92pts, same as Parker score. Loosen is a king.
Interestingly, I haven't seen any Trocken Rieslings as if the importers are deliberately leaving the dry Riesling to Alsace kingdom. Not that I have smth against Alsace, on the contrary.
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Re: Judge for Yourself / WeeksEnd wine

Postby Alexander F » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:53 pm

Sam M wrote:Sunday went to a friends birthday party which included a wine tasting. Most were not serious wine drinkers.
2007- Segal unfiltered cab - my favorite. a lot of character - many found it too course
2009- the cave - the crowd favorite. Well balanced
2010 covenant. - also a crowd favorite. Full body, muscular, brilliant
2009 Castel grand vin- many did not appreciate the pronounced Tannins

Sam,
A spectacular list for not serious wine drinkers. As to Castel, perhaps it needs more time? Did they have bad vintage? I had 2008 several months ago, an impressive wine, like a very good Bordeaux.
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Re: Judge for Yourself / WeeksEnd wine

Postby Alexander F » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:13 pm

Craig Winchell wrote:people typically give us Jeunesse, which is what they like best, but which I can't quite drink.

Jeunesse??? Janasse!
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Re: Judge for Yourself / WeeksEnd wine

Postby ChaimShraga » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:22 am

Alexander F wrote:
ChaimShraga wrote:Two Rieslings, German Rieslings:
Dr. Loosen, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Ürziger Würzgarten, Riesling Auslese, 2009

Complex and nuanced aromas and flavors of apples, nectarines, wet stones, ginger - stop me if you've heard this one before, this shouldn't be about descriptors anyway, but rather in the aloof way it invites you to seduce it. The way it offers that elegant, airy yet intensive, mix of sweet and saline, who could resist?

No one could! Except if he only drinks kosher :lol: :P
I tasted this wine at Loosen last visit. It is Delicious. Gave it 92pts, same as Parker score. Loosen is a king.
Interestingly, I haven't seen any Trocken Rieslings as if the importers are deliberately leaving the dry Riesling to Alsace kingdom. Not that I have smth against Alsace, on the contrary.


Giaconda seem to favor trocken Rieslings over 'classic' Germans.
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Re: Judge for Yourself / WeeksEnd wine

Postby David Raccah » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:15 am

The 2009 Herzog Chard Special Reserve, the 2012 Hagafen White Riesling, Devoto, and 2009 Tura Portura:

http://kosherwinemusings.com/2013/08/25 ... -red-wine/
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Re: Judge for Yourself / WeeksEnd wine

Postby Isaac C » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:33 am

Sorry, late to the game on a few weeks. Dalton Cabernet Reserve 2009 - very nice and enjoyable. Weinstock Alicante Bouschet 2011 - did not like it.
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Re: Judge for Yourself / WeeksEnd wine

Postby David Raccah » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:39 pm

Indeed the 2011 AB - is a mess, much like the rest of the 2010 and 2011 wines from Herzog - a shame. Though the PS from Weinstock was nice in both 2010 and 2011.
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