rjquillin


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mommadeb1 wrote:I opened the 2008 Paso Robles Primivito.... much better than the Lang Zin....

much smoother!!not as fruity as I would have wanted....


Which Lang Zin might that have been? I'm working on a 2002 Oriel Priorat that doesn't really fit the theme, but enjoying both just the same. I do have some port cued up for later however... It's only 20:00 so the left coast evening is just beginning.

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mommadeb1


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rjquillin wrote:Which Lang Zin might that have been? I'm working on a 2002 Oriel Priorat that doesn't really fit the theme, but enjoying both just the same. I do have some port cued up for later however... It's only 20:00 so the left coast evening is just beginning.



it was the reserve zin...amador county.. to astringent for my taste..

I should have just opened the Pozin oh well here on the right coast, I should be winding down... wish I had some port on hand.....

rjquillin


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mommadeb1 wrote:it was the reserve zin...amador county.. to astringent for my taste..

I should have just opened the Pozin oh well here on the right coast, I should be winding down... wish I had some port on hand.....


The 2006 Lang Wines Zinfandel Reserve Oakmont?
No CT notes yet, you should put some there. I'll have to remember this and let it rest a bit more I guess.

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mommadeb1


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rjquillin wrote:The 2006 Lang Wines Zinfandel Reserve Oakmont?
No CT notes yet, you should put some there. I'll have to remember this and let it rest a bit more I guess.



yup thats the one.... the Primivito is really opening up... much better than when I opened it.

I really need to get on CT and figure out how to put what I have into an acct. and that way I can keep better notes....

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goodnight all!!

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We had a fun tasting. The Sommelier-in-training presented a white varietal, Arneis, that was very tasty. Reminded me of a cross between viognier and SB.

The 3 reds were interesting. The first one a blend, the notes left with the sommelier, gah!
Tasty, FF&F. 12.5% alcohol.

The next wine was a blend of syrah, merlot and cab sav. The lat was 100% syrah. All 3 reds had really nice notes of leather, tobacco, spice, fruit, and oak, though all three were different in character.

We also had Artezin, an "old vine zin". How is every Zinfandel an old vine zin? Very tasty though by all accounts, except I did not taste it.

No time for the blending kit. sigh. So much wine, not enough time.

sanity


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Well, we supported National Drink Wine Day in spades, lol.

I'm still coming across empty bottles.

Even though we didn't crack the wine-blending kit, we still learned a lot about tasting wine.

On another note, I blew a fork seal on my bike on my ride today. ): No ride for me tomorrow.

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Well, we came, we drank, and one person slept.

We enjoyed some fabulous Scott Harvey wines tonight. At Scott & Jana Harvey's place.


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Sadly nothing for me tonight. Went out to dinner at the Santa Monica pier and saw the cirque du solie (sp) show under the big top down there. Sorry I missed the drink in.

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So sad that I forgot to check in last night. I was drinking the 2006 Vino Noceto Sangiovese Hillside and it was drinking beautifully. Plums and cherries on the nose. Smooth, soft tannins. Cherries and raspberries on the palate. It's a great food wine. I had it with baked chicken and roasted butternut squash and it paired nicely.

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My favorite from last night was the 2010 Demarie Arneis Langhe. Definitely was a new varietal for me.

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InShadows wrote:My favorite from last night was the 2010 Demarie Arneis Langhe. Definitely was a new varietal for me.


Seghesio had an Arneis that we tried back in 2008. I recall enjoying it, but not much more.

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InShadows wrote:My favorite from last night was the 2010 Demarie Arneis Langhe. Definitely was a new varietal for me.



My interest in the Arneis was piqued enough to look for this varietal from another producer.

All the wines the guest speaker brought were proprietary wines from a shop at home service. They are not found in stores with these labels on them, so of course they can't be shopped. Plus, one of the guests collects labels, and took home these empty bottles, since they would be hard to find labels, and I didn't get all of the info off of them before hand. I can find the info on the company's website with some effort.

The wines were all extremely aromatic, and fruit forward, and the reds had pleasant notes of leather and tobacco, and all were relatively low in alcohol at under 14%. They seemed very structured, and I am curious how much and what kind of manipulation they experienced on their way into the bottle.

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kkv123 wrote:Wow - sanity, I'm awed. I feel so...inadequate.

As for me, I'm fresh back from Taiwan. And vertical! Due to jet lag, my body thinks it's early in the morning. So the needs of my palate are challenging.

The wine that fits the bill is the 2011 Domaine Sorin Rose.

Fresh. Like a breath of spring. So wonderful.



hah, don't, the lasagna wasn't home-made if that's what you're referring to!