Wine Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Rabid, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Mr Mortisay

    Mr Mortisay Well-Known Member
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    Vertical cab tasting at Spring Mountain is badass and you should do it
     
  2. wes tegg

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    We're staying down the street from it. :respek:
     
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  3. Mr Mortisay

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    They offer it twice a day I believe so just remember to make a reservation. Our guy was Kike and he was a young guy, knowledgeable, really cool, might be worth requesting him. The older lady seemed a little bitchy so I’m really glad we got him. He gave big pours and started opening up old bottles that were all $200+
     
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  4. wes tegg

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    How is this pronounced? I don't want to get myself banned for hate speech.
     
  5. Menelaus

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    2015 Clos du Val cab last night with a pan seared NY strip. Fan-fucking-tastic. Looking forward to trying the wine tonight on night 2.
     
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  6. PCH

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    Lol wut?
     
  7. Menelaus

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    Kee-Keh
     
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  8. Mr Mortisay

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    Yeah it’s Kee-keh/kee-kay. You’ll be slurring a lot after the tasting anyway
     
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  9. Mr Mortisay

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    Oh and if you’re staying close to Spring Mountain and want to do another high-quality tasting, do Pride. Supposedly some of the best wines in the valley, wish we had done them
     
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  10. pperc15

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    Pride is a great tasting experience. If you can get in, also go to Boich Family Cellars. They have Beckstoffer sourced Cabs.
     
  11. Menelaus

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  12. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Great wine. I really need to learn more about other regions of Italy because a bottle of that I had in March and a Teroldego are both in my top 5/10 wines this year. I haven't had much outside of the basics.
     
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  13. Menelaus

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    Same boat here. So many great producers but it’s pretty intimidating trying to get started! Sicily has my heart right now. Also been jamming on some Valtellina nebbiolos.
     
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  14. Rabid

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    That reminds me, I had this at a restaurant last week. It was delicious.
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    Cesanese is apparently a grape grown in the Lazio region near Rome.
     
  15. infected donkey

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    I remember in my young age of going to Italy for a trip and having nothing but house wine's and them being better than most I could have here in the states. Then through the past few years narrowed it down to that most of the house wines I had where Chianti's and went with any food.
     
  16. Menelaus

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    Back in Alabama for the week and keeping the Sicilian theme going.

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  17. Rabid

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    I'm getting my first allocation of Saxum tomorrow. I'm not sure how long I've been on the waitlist but the oldest email I could find is from 2014 thanking me for my continued wait.
     
  18. wes tegg

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    Where is that?
     
  19. Menelaus

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    In-laws backyard in HSV
     
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  20. Menelaus

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    2015 Ridge 3 Valleys paired with BBQ chicken and white sauce. Fuck yes

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  21. IanC

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    In today's edition of wine for poors it's Kirkland Chianti :yousoricky:
     
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  22. Rabid

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    2015 Chappellet Las Piedras for me tonight. I always enjoy this wine.
     
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  23. Rabid

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    Cross-posted with food thread. I’ve been craving a Chappellet Cab Franc (2014) ever since my tasting in late July. My weekends have been busy so we got a great Tuesday meal. Coffee rubbed steak, summer squash with basil and caprese salad.
     
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  24. M'ark Pepperonio

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    How do the California examples compare to the Loire?
     
  25. Rabid

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    Bigger. Much bigger. Honestly, it is more like a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon than Chinon. It strikes me as being more red fruited than Chappellet's cabs and I've been kind of in the mood for that which I think is a summer preference for me.