What's in your glass tonight?

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  1. Feb 9, 2019 #4681

    George Burgin

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    But, it's so much fun. Just got back from the supermarket. Other than a few clerks, only counted two other brave souls in the aisles. Lot's of fallen and broken trees everywhere. That bottle of Zin needs a nice steak to go with it. Mission accomplished.
     
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    And the Mid East
     
  3. Feb 9, 2019 #4683

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    I don't think the snow would last long there. ;)
     
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    Oops, I think you're right, LOL! That was definately a dah wasn't it.
     
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  5. Feb 10, 2019 #4685

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    I hope it snows soon here, need an excuse to start a fire and open a bottle and not thinking about work
     
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    Last night for dinner at our favorite byo, we picked up a 2015 Glenelly Glass Collection Cab Sauv. They had a closeout (what the People’s Republic of Pennsylvania call a “Chairman’s Selection) for $10.99.

    I didn’t realize at first where it was from. But, it proved to be a very competent wine - never had a South Africa wine before. Dark, with French medium toast oak. Coffee, vanilla, blackcurrent and stewed cherry. A very little hint of cigar box and lead pencil. A good deal on very good pizza wine.
     
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    Delicious!

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    Less than $10. And two years ago scored at 89 pts.
    Pretty solid and much bigger than a typical <$10 Cab. (14.5% abv) Will have to remember to get this one again.
     
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    That is the BEST way to enjoy wine, I think, especially if the next day is one off work. We do not get many snow days in my part of the nation, but when we do, I try to make good use of them.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2019 #4690

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    Oooooo... MUST we match it with a food? Please say no! :D
     
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    Of course not. :i
     
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    Picked up 3 of these last Fall IIRC. Opened the first one last night. Holy Cow. This drinks like a $25-30 bottle and only cost $13. 70% Syrah, 30% Grenache. 14.5% ABV. Flat out amazing food friendly wine to say the least. WA rated it 94pts. I would give it 91-92. Really good juice. 5 Star QPR for sure.

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    Sounds good! Do you recall where you got it?
     
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    Yes, from Full Pull in Seattle. You might find it on wine.com or perhaps Total Wine. The importer does list Purple feet Wines in WI as a distributer in your State. I think the 2015 is long sold out but the 2016 might be out now or will be very soon.


     
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    Well that is not helpful!

    Thanks for the Purple Feet tip. However, their website doesn't seem to have that brand anywhere....
     
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    Kennesaw, Greenfield...close enough.
     
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    We are going to make a quick run to Santa fe today. They have it listed in NM by SWS (Southwest Wine & Spirits) I have two really good possibilities that might have it on hand. They have a TW in Santa fe but it is not in stock according to the website. I don't like the TW price but at least no shipping!

     
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    I have a TW gift card burning a hole in my pocket, but I'd have to go to Alpharetta, Georgia to get it and it'd be $19.
     
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    I struck out in SF today but it was still fun going to 4 wine stores in one afternoon! I will be keeping an eye on this wine for the 2016 version for sure!

     
  20. Feb 19, 2019 #4700

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    Tonight I opened at 2016 bottle of Stag's Leap Merlot from WE. This was the first kit that I omitted the sorbate. I'm blown away by it. As a contrast, I had a 2016 Sonoma Pinot Noir by WE last night that I did add the sorbate. I can unmistakably taste the sorbate in the Pinot Noir. Under most circumstances, I will never add the sorbate again...
     
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