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#895526 - 08/14/04 06:55 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
Matt G. Offline
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and make some predictions.

First, I think that the Marlborough New Zealand sauvignon blancs will get better and better, and will ultimately become the world's benchmark for this variety. Right now, I think the vines are still too young, and the grapes still a bit too herbal/grassy tasting. This will fade as the vines mature, allowing the flinty magic of the area's soil to come through. The combination of mineral and fruitiness is the Holy Grail of white winemaking (to me at least).

Second, South Africa's winemaking industry will emerge from its torpor to invent a new category in red wines. I think they will succeed wildly with blends that include their home-grown pinotage grape, yielding wines that are reminiscent yet intriguingly different from the best of France's burgundies.

Third, Spain and Portugal will continue in their efforts at modernizing their wineries and improving their winemaking techniques, which will yield a bumper crop of inexpensive yet elegant wines from vines that are at least as old as those of Bordeaux.

Finally, here in the US, I think we'll see an increase in regional wines, and maybe even a return to some of the historical wines of pre-Prohibition days. (Prohibition nearly killed the wine industry everywhere in the US but California and New York.) There has been a resurgence of interest in some of the varieties derived from native American grapes, which I find somewhat intriguing.
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#895527 - 08/14/04 07:23 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
cathys Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by apple:
Isn't it a little early for wine? [/b]
Apple those were my thoughts exactly \:D

I'm on a cup of coffee right now can't start drinking wine before 10 ;\)

Cathy

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#895528 - 08/14/04 07:44 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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I saw this thread and thought the same exact thing! Who the heck is drinking wine at this hour?! I still have a headache from the champagne last night (celebrating our last kidless evening).

Uhg.

\:\) Jodi

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#895529 - 08/14/04 08:03 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Matt G.:
I think that the Marlborough New Zealand sauvignon blancs will get better and better, and will ultimately become the world's benchmark for this variety. [/b]
Already my benchmark. Just discovered them and WOW.

[No, I am not having any this morning!]

jf
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#895530 - 08/14/04 09:46 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Are there any really good NY wines?
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#895531 - 08/14/04 09:56 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
Jack Frost Offline
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You know the best CHEAP champagne I have found is Great Western, a New York product. Other than that, I have no knowledge.

jf
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#895532 - 08/14/04 09:57 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Bernard:
Are there any really good NY wines? [/b]
Some of the Finger Lakes rieslings are decent. Not approaching Germany or Alsace yet, but it's pretty good considering where they started from.

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#895533 - 08/14/04 09:58 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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The ones I've heard most often are:


"There's never a cop around when you need one."

"Taxi drivers should talk better American."

"Leona Helmsley should teach that Clinton woman some manners."


(but I haven't been there many times, TTTT)

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#895534 - 08/14/04 10:00 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
Jack Frost Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Freeman:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Bernard:
Are there any really good NY wines? [/b]
Some of the Finger Lakes rieslings are decent. Not approaching Germany or Alsace yet, but it's pretty good considering where they started from. [/b]
I like your avatar. Klimt is a favorite and I have a calendar of his in my office (some months are a tad but risque).

jf
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#895535 - 08/14/04 10:01 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
Jack Frost Offline
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No Bob, that's whines.......

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#895536 - 08/15/04 03:20 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Bernard:
Are there any really good NY wines? [/b]
Bernard, I'll let you know as soon as I open this bottle of Salmon Run. A Johannisberg Riesling from New York.(By Konstantin D. Frank)
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#895537 - 08/15/04 09:18 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by johnmoonlight:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Bernard:
[qb] Are there any really good NY wines? [/b]
Sure. For example, a lot of Long Island wines are really good.

My wife and I had the great privilege of actually meeting Dr. Konstantin Frank over 20 years ago. He was well up in age by then. We stopped by his winery and he personally met and served us. He was a legend; the first to prove vinifera (European) grapes could survive NY's cold winters. The wines were wonderful then; I hope his descendants have carried on his methods.

Matt, interesting your note about native grapes having a resurgence of interest. I always thought these wines had a place, but the wine snobs always dismiss them out of hand.
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#895538 - 08/18/04 07:30 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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2002 Capçanes Mas Donís Barrica - Montsant (Spain)

Trying this one for the third time now. It gets better each time. Was also on the list from the link johnmoonlight supplied above. Despite being 80% grenache (or garnacha, in Spanish) and 20% syrah, it doesn't come across anything like a typical French Côtes du Rhône, with which it shares grape varieties. {Edited after I looked it up.}
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#895539 - 08/18/04 07:45 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
Matt G. Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by RealPlayer:
Matt, interesting your note about native grapes having a resurgence of interest. I always thought these wines had a place, but the wine snobs always dismiss them out of hand. [/b]
Check out this really interesting set of web articles about the Norton grape. Sure, the sweet Concord and Catawba wines are nothing to get too excited about, but Norton has been used to make a respectable dry red wine for many, many years.
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#895540 - 08/31/04 08:10 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Tried an excellent wine last night at a nice Italian restaurant; Ken Wright Cellars Pinor Noir 2002. Extremely dense with dark cherries and blackberries. Sort of on the expensive side at $45 but well worth it!

Gryphon, you had previously asked about the wines from New York and I told you that I would let you know after I had tried the "Salmon Run".
I didn't care for it. I like a Reisling wine with a little bit more tartness and this one had none. Not a bad wine but just not my cup of uhhh, wine.
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#895541 - 08/31/04 05:17 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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 Quote:
quote:
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Originally posted by johnmoonlight:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Bernard:
[qb] Are there any really good NY wines?
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Sure. For example, a lot of Long Island wines are really good.
Offhand, I can't think of any region in NY state, other than Long Island, that has the relatively poor soil needed for superior wines ... or is that one more requisite for fine wine that's been superceded by technology?
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#895542 - 08/31/04 05:20 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
kathyk Offline
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45$!! Wanna date?

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#895543 - 08/31/04 08:24 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Loc: NC
I can't keep enough Caymus Conundrum in the house...only about 23 a bottle.

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#895544 - 09/01/04 05:27 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by kathyk:
45$!! Wanna date? [/b]
Kathy, with YOU, anytime!! \:\)
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#895545 - 09/07/04 09:23 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Picked up some new (or new to me) Mirassou wines this past week. Yellow labels; they may be a second-string line. They are marked either California or Central Coast. A local store has them for 8 bucks and they are good.

I tried the cabernet sauv. and the pinot noir, the p.n. was surprisingly full. I think there's a Chard and maybe one other.
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#895546 - 09/12/04 10:28 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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This is going to be my house wine for at least a few months: Montepulciano D'Abruzzo. An Italian, dry red. The name alone invokes "Room With A View"! (Gorgeous movie).

Lovely drinking wine with a very pronounced black cherry after-taste. Full of wonder. I really like it. This bottle is 2001. Perfect for sipping on the stoop, people watching. ;\)

And not expensive.

RealPlayer,

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Yellow labels; they may be a second-string line.
Is this wine speak I should know? Is a "yellow label" significant? What is a "second-string" line? Wanting to know. Thanks much.
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#895547 - 09/14/04 07:56 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Bernard, glad you found a good Montepulciano. Many of them on the market, in my opinion, tend to be rather thin. The principal grape is Sangiovese.

The "yellow label" I referenced is just part of the design of that particular label; no other meaning implied. Actually, I think it's yellow & black. (don't have the bottle around anymore)

"Second-string" is the wrong term. Someone like Matt G. could help me out on this. What I meant was, some wineries have a line of their best top-quality wines that may go for $20-$35 per bottle and up, and may carry the appellation "Napa Valley" or "Alexander Valley" or other quality, limited region. Then the same winery might also have a quite good lesser-quality, less prestigious wine that still carries the winery's name, but has a wider appellation area like "California" or "Central Coast."

What I'm saying is that sometimes these less-prestigious wines can be good values, and this Mirassou was one of them. Some of the quality of their top wines seems to rub off on their less-expensive wines.

Another example: Coppola has varietals like Cabs from $17 and up, and then has a wine named "Rosso" for only $10. The Rosso is pretty damn decent.
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#895548 - 09/21/04 10:51 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Opened a great bottle of wine the other evening at my brother's house:
Dancing Bull Red Zinfandel...$9.99!!
Try it. You won't be disappointed. Spicy with hints of blueberry, blackberry. Very smooth. A wine from Lodi region in California.
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#895549 - 09/21/04 11:03 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Posts: 1402
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 Quote:
Originally posted by johnmoonlight:
Opened a great bottle of wine the other evening at my brother's house:
Dancing Bull Red Zinfandel...$9.99!!
Try it. You won't be disappointed. Spicy with hints of blueberry, blackberry. Very smooth. A wine from Lodi region in California. [/b]
John - are you psychic? I was just on my way to the 'offee for some wine when I read your post.
Do de do do, do de do do 'n all that.............
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#895550 - 09/21/04 06:30 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
Jack Frost Offline
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Posts: 4454
Loc: Maine
 Quote:
Originally posted by johnmoonlight:
Opened a great bottle of wine the other evening at my brother's house:
Dancing Bull Red Zinfandel...$9.99!!
Try it. You won't be disappointed. Spicy with hints of blueberry, blackberry. Very smooth. A wine from Lodi region in California. [/b]
Yes, we have had many bottles of that. Locally, there are two different labels with about a $2 price difference but I can't tell what the real difference is, because if you read all the print they appear to be identical, but with slightly different graphics. Taste the same too.

I like Zin a lot.....

jf
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#895551 - 09/21/04 07:06 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Loc: Virginia
Well I'm definitely not very knowledgeable when it comes wines but there is a nice Shiraz I like from Marquis Philips in Australia. A friend gave us a bottle and then when we tried to buy another couldn't find it anywhere. The place around the corner just got another lot so I bought about 5 bottles this time.

johnmoonlight - Thanks for the tip I do like red zin, I'll have to pick up a bottle to try.

Cathy

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#895552 - 09/21/04 08:00 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
Diarmuid2 Offline
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Loc: London
It's something French and rustic. And it's doing the job very nicely.

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#895553 - 10/02/04 08:27 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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I don't recall if I've mentioned this one before, it's one of my favorite Merlots: Casa Lapostolle, Rapel Valley, 2001 from Chile. Very good, only $10.

I've also enjoyed these recently: Smoking Loon, Pinot Noir, 2002. Bogle, Merlot, 2001.
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#895554 - 10/02/04 08:52 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Tonight's selection was a 2003 Zinfandel from New Mexico's Tularosa Vineyards , which I just visited the week before last. Nice wine, if you can get it!
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#895555 - 10/02/04 09:28 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Columbia Crest Grande Estate is a pretty good Merlot made in Washington state. The vineyard area of Washington state is on the same paralle as the French wine country. The consistency of the weather produces pretty good grapes. Also, for white wines, again Columbia Crest Grande Estates Chardonnay(only if you like the smooth buttery after taste), Chateau St. Michele Chardonnay, also Stimper ( a division of another chateau, Michele I think) has a nice Chardonnay. For those who like California wines Nathanson Creek has an okay Merlot and Chardonnay. They are a relatively new winery but because they buy their grapes and do not grow their own the consistancy is not there. I have a hard time finding good French wines here in the states. My brother just returned from France where he was TDY for 3 years. He sent wonderful wines: Port, Chardonnay, Shiraz. He said that since they keep the good stuff and export the rest that good French wine was pretty cheap in France. Wee wee manure France. We had a great Port recently, I'll have to ask my husband what the name was, not cheap it was close to $50 a bottle (it was a gift). Anyone who likes a good dessert wine or likes very sweet wine St. Augustine, FL has a winery, San Bastian Winery, their Vintners White tastes exactly like muskadine grapes.

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