What's in your glass tonight?

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  1. Mar 9, 2019 #4741

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    Well, if you have, BUY IT!
     
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    Spanish wines continue to impress!

    This is a really nice wine from COSTCO.

    It 60% Monastrell, 40% Garnacha and like most Spanish wines, great with food. Having this tonight with Pork Marsala.

    This wine is $6.99. I have had many wines for $20 that don't come close to this. It's unbelievable quality for the $, like many Spanish wines.

    And I went back and bought a case for later! That's my Costco strategy. Buy two if something is interesting. If I like it and it has some cellar potential, I go back and buy a case the next day. If they're out, at least I still have one.
     
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    Well, George Bush was president when this was made. This is one of the last of my experimental aging-cheap-wines-to-see-if-I-can-change-$8-wines-into-$9-wines bottles. The answer is a definitive "yes." But that could simply be due to inflation. ;)

    Seriously, this was quite nice. Very pleased with it. Too bad there is only one left.


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    Tasting my 2018 concord before sending off to WineMakers competition tomorrow.
     

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    In the spirit of "Open that Bottle". 2010 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon. Mrs IB gave it a two thumbs up which is damn near impossible.

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    Not sure why that would be the case. I am giving it two thumbs up just based on the picture! But, I suppose Mrs. IB is more discriminating than I am (other, of course, than her choice of spouses).

    Looks very nice from here!
     
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    She says it's very "berryish" which is wife speak for "fruit forward" or "fruit BOMB"......

    Decanted for several hours and kept it cool in the winery. WS gave this a 94. It was a very enjoyable bottle and a special occasion. I like a little more tannin bite. Mrs. IB does not. Fair amount of sediment so glad I decanted. This wine was made by Chris Figgins who has since turned the reigns over to a new (young) winemaker a couple years ago.

     
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    Well, in my glass this afternoon. They sent us all home early because NWS said 80% chance of severe weather this afternoon, oh my GOD, we're all gonna die! So I did what I was told, got home, sipped a glass of this and watched it rain hard - not even any thunder - and now the sun is trying to poke through. I bought this wine on a lark cuz a forum member had posted about it. Four years in the cellar has done it absolute wonders!

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    Have I mentioned how good is this one and how cheap it is at Costco?

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    Yep and what is it $6.99 a bottle? That's about what it cost to make a WE Eclipse NZ Sauv Blanc!

    Have you checked the pH on that wine? Curious as to how "crisp" it is on the tongue.


     
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    My 2012 Machete 65% Cab Sauv, 15% Syrah, 15% PS, 5% Zin. Down to 4 bottles and it is in its prime for sure.

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    Lemon water. Pretending it's Sauvignon Blanc. LOL!
     
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    Yes, $6.99

    Costco employee tells me that is one of their best sellers (and I wonder why....lol)

    I haven't checked pH, will try tomorrow if I remember but would need to leave it outside for room temp and get a better reading.
     
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    This wine is crisp when it touches your tongue.

    I took some and left out to room temperature.
    Calibrated the meter but the meter came to 4.02 in the 4 solution.

    Cold and without calibrating the meter the wine was reading about 4.20 or so.


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    Very nice! :)

     
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    I have to admit that the meter probe seems to be going out of whack.

    I left the meter sitting in that bit of wine for a few minutes and it was then reading 2.98 pH
     
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    Do you keep your house at 78 degrees, or was that sample in the oven? :D
     

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