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So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:37 pm

Bill and Jenise will be in awe...2008 Tantalus Riesling, Okanagan Valley. Hope to find some germanic influence for David B!! It is not the Old Vines I have read about.

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What is planned for forumites here?
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby Mark Lipton » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:29 am

Opened a bottle of 2002 Ridge Geyserville tonight, Bob, but will post notes in the October thread.
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby Robin Garr » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:54 am

Had a Negroni at a hip local eatery last night ... does that count? :lol: I don't really get the idea of planning a special weekend bottle, though. It seems to imply that we can't open an interesting wine any evening of the week.
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby Roberto Vigna » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:28 am

Last time I went to Alsace, in august, I noticed some producers have in their wine list, usually in the cheap side, a label of Auxerrois elevé en barriques. I never realized before. I bought one from Martin Schaetzel and is in the fridge for tonight.
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby David M. Bueker » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:43 pm

Lagier-Meredith Tribidrag is on deck for tonight.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby John Treder » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:07 pm

It isn't Saturday evening yet!
Plans? Don' need no steenkin' plans!
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby Sam Platt » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:48 pm

Picked up some cheapies from Aldi that I'm excited to sample.
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby Shaji M » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:51 pm

Today is cakeday at our house (not me!) and birthday girl wants grilled lambchops with a 2009 Cab Franc from Robert Sinskey. There will be other wines around as well. Dessert is cardamom creme brûlée and I have yet to pick out a matching wine for it. May not have a Sauternes to match it but may have a late harvest Roussanne lurking somewhere :D
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby John Treder » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:49 pm

Oh, smells good from here, Shaji!
I ended up with a Forchini "Papa Nonno" to go with my freshly made spaghetti sauce tonight. I'll have something else with the veal chop tomorrow, and slurp up the rest of them over the week.
"Papa Nonno" is a wine that's made to imitate an old California-style field blend Zin combined with a Chianti blend. It contains Zin, Cariganan, Syrah (and another red that escapes me) and about 10% of white grapes. It's a go-to spaghetti wine! The '11 is fresh and tart, yet does show its Zin ancestry.
Dunno what I'll grab tomorrow.
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:39 am

Here is one for the Cameron Hughes aficionados!
Tasting downtown for basically wine beginners, 3 reds, 3 whites.
2009 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 279 (USA, California, Napa Valley) Some dark fruits with spice, quite a dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Cab, with cassis, black cherry, blueberry, some sweet tobacco and spice on a lengthy finish. Restrained, good tannins, get this only $25 Cdn.
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby Shaji M » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:51 pm

John Treder wrote:"Papa Nonno" is a wine that's made to imitate an old California-style field blend Zin combined with a Chianti blend. It contains Zin, Cariganan, Syrah (and another red that escapes me) and about 10% of white grapes. It's a go-to spaghetti wine! The '11 is fresh and tart, yet does show its Zin ancestry.
Dunno what I'll grab tomorrow.


I have had the Papa Nonno from Jim Forchini many many moons ago! I remember it being juicy, fresh and with great acidity. He owns some great property on Dry Creek and Russian River. Nice guy too.
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby John Treder » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:39 pm

I totally agree, Shaji. I bought a bottle of the '10 BeauSierra (named for Jim's kids), because I was impressed - and a Bordeaux blend in California is sadly rarely impressive.
Sierra graduated from Davis in Jule with a degree in enology. Amazing the things you learn in a tasting room!
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:57 pm

Think I might take a looksie at the `99 Musar, plus a Peachy Canyon Zin.

To celebrate Alice Munro winning the Noble Prize for Literature probably an Okanagan Riesling!
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby wnissen » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:09 pm

I'm thinking about what cocktails I'm going to make for my little project. I've been putting off the tiki drinks as they require elaborate ingredients. One requires "Don's mix", which itself contains a separate cinnamon infusion. It's the Inception of cocktails. Maybe I will make time this weekend.
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:08 pm

Sounds terrific Walt, I have a sudden thirst!!
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Re: So which wine/s is planned for the weekend?

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:45 pm

Had a glass of the `11 Badenhorst Secateurs at local winebar. Seems to me that SA is going from strength to strength these days. Dark garnet,nose of tart red and dark fruit. Cherry, soft tannins quite savory, medium bodied, blend of 4/5 varietals.
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