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Tried this last night w/ Susan: 1. Forlorn-Hope Dragone Ramato PinotGris RorickVnyd/CalaverasCnty (Skin-frmtd;187 cs; 11%) 2016: Light garnet color; light floral/PG/bit spicy/rose petal very slight phenolic rather tight/closed nose; quite tart/tangy
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Jump to new posts TN; Wine for Bach by Charlie Chadwick @ Today at 18:28

2014 Domaine Huber Verdereau Volnay 1er Cru "Les Fremiets" With roasted salmon and Bobby Flay's recipe for Potatoes Colcannon. But more importantly with Glenn Gould's recording of the Bach Goldberg Variations (the 1981 version). Rarely has a wine
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Jump to new posts 3 Sheeps Brewing First Kiss by Marc Hanes @ Today at 18:08

3 Sheeps Brewing Co. First Kiss (Imperial India Pale Ale With Wildflower Honey) American Double/Imperial IPA Wisconsin 8.2% 12oz, 6-Pack $9.79 Finger plus of frothy orange tinted tan, lots of craters and dimples, slow and measured dissolve, multitude
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Jump to new posts The Devil's Trumpet Brewing My Ghetto I.P.A. by Marc Hanes @ Today at 18:06

Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co., The My Ghetto I.P.A. American IPA Indiana 7.25 12oz, 6-Pack $16.49 Froths up initially to close to three fingers of semi-dense foam, very light tan to eggshell white color, retention is about where it should be, lacing is
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Other Half Brewing Co. True Green Double Dry Hopped Imperial India Pale Ale American Double/Imperial IPA New York 7.9% 16oz, 4-Pack $18.00 Surprisingly thin head even with an aggressive pour, fades to a patchy surface dusting in no time, in turn the
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18th Street Brewery Rise Of The Angels Double India Pale Ale (With Grapefruit Zest Added) American Double/Imperial IPA Indiana 7.7% 16oz, 4-Pack $13.49 Around a finger's worth of light tan foam, even surface, quick to evaporate, the lacing is super-t
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Jump to new posts Elysian Brewing Dragonstooth Stout by Marc Hanes @ Today at 18:01

Elysian Brewing Company Dragonstooth Stout (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) Oatmeal Stout Washington 7.5% 22oz, Single $4.99 Slow building head that gets to two fingers, surface has plenty of divots, deep tan color, retention is plus grade, the lacing is irr
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Jump to new posts New Glarus Brewing Thumbprint Berliner Weisse by Marc Hanes @ Today at 18:00

New Glarus Brewing Company Thumbprint Berliner Weisse (2017) Berliner Weissbier Wisconsin 3.0% 12oz, 4-Pack $10.29 Pure white head, rises to over one finger, looks airy and whipped up but the retention is probably as good as it gets for this style of
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Jump to new posts Other Half Brewing Centennial India Pale Ale by Marc Hanes @ Today at 17:58

Other Half Brewing Co. Centennial India Pale Ale American IPA New York 6.5% 16oz, 4-Pack $18.00 Modest finger plus head of pure white foam, even surfaced but airy enough that retention is so-so, the lacing is very thin, however, there's lots of strea
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Jump to new posts Stoneface Brewing Blip India Pale Ale by Marc Hanes @ Today at 17:56

Stoneface Brewing Co. Blip India Pale Ale American IPA New Hampshire 5.8 12oz, 4-Pack $11.29 Very airy and agitated head, gets close to three fingers, bleached white, deeply dimpled surface, retention is better than expected, however, the lacing star
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Jump to new posts TN: A White&Red From Friuli...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Today at 17:23

Tried these w/ Susan on Fri night: 1. Massican Gaspare Dd'OC: Bianco Friuli Colli Orientali (43% Friulano/29% RibollaGialla/28% Chard; 13.5%) P&B by Ronco del Gnemiz/SanGiovanni al Natisone 2016: Med.light gold color; somewhat herbal/SB-like fairly f
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Jump to new posts TN: Three Dolcettos...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 11-15-2017 09:04:39

Tasted over the last few days: 1. Idlewild Dolcetto FoxHillVnyd/MendoCnty (12.4%) 2015: Very dark color; beautiful grapey/Dolcetto/licorice/blaclberry/black cherry some earthy/graphite/pungent/bit smokey complex nose; fairly tart/tangy/hard/angular s
General Wine Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Why Is It Important for a Region to have a Signature Grape?? by Brad Harrington @ 11-14-2017 15:28:53

Yeah, Temecula needs Merlot!! And I ought to know!!
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Jump to new posts Re: We Lost Two: SethKunin & Ron Rawlinson by Brad Harrington @ 11-14-2017 13:20:10

Very sad to hear about Seth, he was a nice human. I had not heard about Ron, how tragic.
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Jump to new posts TN Some Whites & New LimerickLanes...(long/boring) by TomHill @ 11-14-2017 09:35:10

We tried last night (11/1/17) Some New Wines: 1. Feudi di SanGregorio DOC: Falanghina del Sannio (13.5%; www.TerlatoWines.com) Sorba Serpico/AV 2015: Med. yellow color; some pear/mango/light spicy perfumed talc fairly aromatic attractive nose; ra
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Served this as a mystery wine several weeks ago: 1. GarageWineCo Pais SecondSalvo Ferment Single Ferment Series D.O.: Secano Interior-Cauquenes/MauleVlly/Chile (13%; U; www.ElixirWineGroup.com; 800 cs) TwoWinters Itda./Santiago/Chile 2016: Med.light
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Reds w/ John...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 11-13-2017 09:22:49

Shared these two w/ John ystrday: 1. Drew PinotNoir BaloVnyd/AndersonVlly (13.8%; 100% native yeast; 40% whole-cluster; Y=2.1 tons/acre) 2015: Med.dark color; very strong beautiful black cherry/black cherry cola/PN slight peppery/w-c/earthy light toa
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Decided to Pobega this over the weekend: 1. Forlorn-Hope King-AndrewsVnyd/SuisunVlly WW (47 cs; 12.48%; WhiteFieldBlend: Chasselas/CheninBlanc/ GreenHungarian/Vermentino/TrousseauGris) Murphys 2016: Med.light yellow color; very fragrant/perfumed
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Calif White Rhones...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 11-13-2017 07:27:20

Tried these two over the weekend: 1. Turley TheWhiteCoat Calif WW (13.8%; Roussanne from RattlesnakeRidgeVnyd/GrenacheBlanc from PesentiVnyd + Vermentino) StHelena 2015: Med.light gold color; rather fragrant honeysuckle/Rouss/GB/floral/peach/peach bl
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