What's in your glass tonight?

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  1. Aug 13, 2019 #5061

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    I buy the Tarima Hill regularly at my local Wegmans. Maybe you can find another source. I agree with your assessment. IIRC I pay about $13 and it's worth every penny and then some.
     
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    That 15' is long gone but I think TW carries Tarima Hill IIRC. I know I can't purchase locally but Santa fe is as good as local for us.

     
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    tastes very good.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2019 #5066

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    Yep, it is pretty good!
     
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    Last night’s wine with gnocchi and meatballs on the patio. Unfortunately there’s only one bottle left. At 2 years +, it’s tasting very well. Not as good as the Winery Series Australian Cab I did in 2015, but substantially better than the Eclipse Lodi Cab in 2016.
     
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    And moving on....

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  10. Aug 18, 2019 #5070

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    Winexpert LE16, Milagro - started two years ago, bulk aged in a carboy for 12 months and been in the bottle since September 2018. Good color, nose a little acidic but not much aroma. Fruit forward attack on the pallet but very drinkable. A bit light on the mouth feel. Slight notes of anise, maybe spice or ground pepper.

    Update: Thirty minutes in the decanter and this thing suddenly got amazing.

    Wish I had more than 30 bottles...
     
  11. Aug 18, 2019 #5071

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    Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir... None of my kit wine is ready yet, but this doesn't suck at all.
     
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    Well don't expect any Kit wine to come anywhere close to a Belle Glos. That is a Pinot Noir on steroids if ever there was one. One of the few wines from CA that I have quite a few bottles of in my cellar.

     
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    Yeah, like most folks here, I'm kind of wine geeky. Try Penner Ash too if you like this one, and Big Table Farm, great wines. From what I read it seems much easier to make a high quality beer than a truly nice wine, so I'm only making premium kits, but still I won't get my hopes up on kit wines... I'm trying to learn what I'm doing, give away most of it, and move to small batch grape wines that I will really want to drink lol.
     
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    I liken kit wines to beers using all extract. Sure, you can do pretty well with it. But all-grain is a different world, as is all-grape. Except for white wines.
     
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    That's a great analogy that'll help me set expectations haha!
     
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    Delicious, with notes of green apple, lemongrass and peach. Nice, bright acidity too.

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    Funny that you had that pair. And I agree with your conclusions. I was just on a Camping trip and had that same pair the same night. Shared around with friends and a camp fire, it was a good time. Paired with fresh salmon sashimi, grilled chicken, and a salad.

    That Tarima Hill is the stuff. An excellent wine for a good price. Costco has had some real winners and the Tarima Hill is one of the more unexpected ones.
     
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    Doing some serious drinking on a Monday! LOL
     
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    I’ve heard good things about Kirkland, never heard of Tarima Hill... I need to try those out. Tonight it’s Frank Family Pinot Noir, 2017... not really ready to drink, but I threw it in the blender for a minute and fixed that... people scoff at me for putting wine in a blender, but it works. Blenders are for food and beverages. Wine is a beverage, what’s the problem? It’s hilarious to see the look on a waiter’s face at a nice restaurant when you ask him to have the bartender put your wine in a blender for 45 seconds and bring it back in a decanter lol.
     

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