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  1. Jun 4, 2019 #4941

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    I've only made 2 or maybe 3 batches I would consider well about average, have a steady supply of local Virginia wines and my grape wines are still aging. With a few exceptions I just don't have much luck with commercial wines taking to my liking. Perhaps it's cellar palate or I just don't know what to buy. Still having a rough time with whites although they are no quite as offensive as before.
     
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  2. Jun 5, 2019 #4942

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    Popped a bottle of the 2017 guava wine experiment. Outstanding.
     
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    I can even taste it from here....
     
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    Transferred a mead to secondary, well all but this sample.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2019 #4945

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    Today I drank a sample of my Mulberry Apple Cider.
     
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    After a long hard day working in the yard. This seemed a fitting wine with tonights dinner.......

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    I've been tempted to grab some of that for some time now, but the cost is turning me off.
     
  9. Jun 8, 2019 #4949

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    Its the only Oregon PN I am on a list for. Average WS score is 93pts. It is multi dimensional in taste profile instead of a lot of one dimensional Oregon PN's. It has a finish that goes on an on. Chris Figgin's is the winemaker and if the wine doesn't meet or exceed his expectations he has no qualms not delivering a wine for that year (such as 2011, 2013). We actually got to taste the 2011 in a private tasting at the Doubleback winery in WW (Chris was the winemaker back then) and I was blown away by it. I guess he sold it off as bulk juice or something. It's a once a year single commitment with a 3 bottle minimum. If you like Oregon PN this is a very good one.

     
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  10. Jun 8, 2019 #4950

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    Thanks Mike. Went back to look at it again, and they want $45 to ship me 3 bottles. Not gonna happen.
     
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    I paid $23.

     
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    Only half as far. ;)
     
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    Happy National Rosé Day!
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    Been on a bit of a “my wine” kick lately, had some folks over and drank a few bottles that were in the “try me” category. Started off on the lighter side with some Zinfandel, followed by Tempranillo, and finally a couple bottles of Petite Sirah. The Zinfandel is a full three years (frozen must started in early 16, the PS and Tempranillo will be 3 in fall. They were all very good, the PS was my fave.

    The Zin is officially “in the rotation”, Temp maybe later this year, PS needs more time. A couple of the ladies were quite “slurry” at the end of the evening......
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    I tried a bottle of my 2016 Lanza PS a couple weeks ago. Enjoyable, but mine is not quite ready for prime time either.
     
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    IIRC, these were pretty small, thick-skinned grapes, not surprised at all that they’re taking their time settling down. Maybe early next year...
     
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    I did one in 2015 as well. Much better.
     
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    I had a salmon spinach salad last night and washed it down with a Martin Berdugo Rose from Ribera del Duero. This was made from 100% Tempranillo; and when I saw it on the menu, I had to try it, as I'd never seen a Temp Rose before. Not your typical Rose, it was very fruity, without really feeling sweet. Not crisp or dry on the finish like many, this was smooth with a very nice, round mouthfeel. A very different experience and it worked really well with the salmon.
     
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    I assume that is the name of your winery. What's the significance of Johmel?
     

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