What's in your glass tonight?

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  1. Nov 4, 2018 #4501

    Boatboy24

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    Palazzo Della Torre Allegrini - 2014. Always enjoyable.
     
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    Broken Earth Winery 2014 Merlot (says from Paso Robles) - really intense fruit with nice oak (label says French barrels) but reminds me of my Diablo Rojo kit - seems like some residual sweetness, was expecting a much drier wine. Maybe the beer(s) I just drank messed up my taste buds a bit.

    Edit: flavor is getting drier the more I drink. I think the beer had something to do with my initial comment about residual sugars. A very pleasant glass of Merlot for a $10.39 bottle.
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2018 at 10:33 PM #4503

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  4. Nov 9, 2018 at 11:30 PM #4504

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    This 2015 Elouan Pinot Noir has greater depth and intensity than what is typical of Oregon Pinot Noir. Rich, ruby in color. Ripe cranberry, a touch of spice and fresh Bing cherry create an inviting bouquet with a subtle earthiness. The flavor profile shows red plum, bright cherry, minerality and dusty earth with a hint of sweet tobacco. The rustic layers of flavor are complemented by vanilla, spice and soft, refined tannins.

    Does the 2015 description match your 2016 wine? Almost picked that up yesterday instead of the Merlot, but it was a bit more expensive (like double the Merlot). And I am a cheap bastard, just ask my wife.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2018 at 12:20 AM #4505

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    With the exception of the minerality, spot on. I'm a fan. I've had the 2015 in the past and enjoyed it as well.
     
  6. Nov 10, 2018 at 12:25 AM #4506

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    There is so much carbonate hardness in our local water, I don't think I'd be able to taste minerality if it smacked me in the head.
     
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    A coffee Stout that my wife and I made back in late Sept. I must say, I like the relative quickness of brewing beer. 1541971787585.jpeg
     
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  9. Nov 11, 2018 at 11:11 PM #4509

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    Started with half a Guinness (the other half went into a batch of chili). Now onto the leftovers from today's bottling. It's about 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Petite Sirah and it is pretty darn nice.
     
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