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  1. #81
    Wine Advent Day 2

    Chateau Rauzan Despagne Bordeaux 2018

    Smells like crisp green apple and pear.

    Without googling it, would guess stainless steel and not oak.

    Light, fruity and refreshing without being overly sweet.

  2. #82
    Michel Gasser Nostre Pais 2016

    A white blend- 40% grenache blanc, 30% roussanne, 20% clairette, 5% viognier, and 5% bourboulenc. Not at all familiar with 3 of the 5 grapes.

    A little bit of oak, vanilla, and apple on the nose.

    Delightful, and evokes memories of Conundrum, a white blend I enjoy.

    Found at Costco, don’t recall the price.
    Would buy again, maybe by the case.

  3. #83
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winston’Salem
    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    Michel Gasser Nostre Pais 2016

    A white blend- 40% grenache blanc, 30% roussanne, 20% clairette, 5% viognier, and 5% bourboulenc. Not at all familiar with 3 of the 5 grapes.

    A little bit of oak, vanilla, and apple on the nose.

    Delightful, and evokes memories of Conundrum, a white blend I enjoy.

    Found at Costco, don’t recall the price.
    Would buy again, maybe by the case.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    Wine Advent Day 2

    Chateau Rauzan Despagne Bordeaux 2018

    Smells like crisp green apple and pear.

    Without googling it, would guess stainless steel and not oak.

    Light, fruity and refreshing without being overly sweet.


    These sound tasty, but also emphasize how little I know about French whites . . . . .
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  4. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    Michel Gasser Nostre Pais 2016

    A white blend- 40% grenache blanc, 30% roussanne, 20% clairette, 5% viognier, and 5% bourboulenc. Not at all familiar with 3 of the 5 grapes.

    A little bit of oak, vanilla, and apple on the nose.

    Delightful, and evokes memories of Conundrum, a white blend I enjoy.

    Found at Costco, don’t recall the price.
    Would buy again, maybe by the case.
    Seeing Clairette made me think of Clairette de Die, one of my favorite sparkling whites that actually tastes like something (and not the lack of something).

    Looking up 2016 Nostre Pais, the website states 55% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvčdre, 5% Carignan, 5% Cinsault. Edit: This is the red I was looking at, the white is as you say.

    It looks worth finding, especially if at Costco.
    Last edited by fidel; 12-03-2019 at 02:29 PM.

  5. #85
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Quote Originally Posted by fidel View Post
    Seeing Clairette made me think of Clairette de Die, one of my favorite sparkling whites that actually tastes like something (and not the lack of something).

    Looking up 2016 Nostre Pais, the website states 55% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvčdre, 5% Carignan, 5% Cinsault. Edit: This is the red I was looking at, the white is as you say.

    It looks worth finding, especially if at Costco.
    major wine scores at Costco yesterday, never a dull moment there. The Kirkland Champagne (real thing) is a pretty solid deal for under $20...Veuve Clicquot at an attractive $48...

  6. #86
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    major wine scores at Costco yesterday, never a dull moment there. The Kirkland Champagne (real thing) is a pretty solid deal for under $20...Veuve Clicquot at an attractive $48...
    Publix here in Orlando had Veuve on sale for $42 last week, so we picked up a couple of bottles for the holidays -- in our opinion, it's the closest thing to the small producer French champagnes we prefer that can be purchased in the USA. I've also been taking advantage of the recent Total Wine promotional discounts to load up on my current favorite red, Paul Jourdan's Reserve de Leonie Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015. Good deals on good wines are always cause for celebration!

  7. #87
    World Market had Veuve on sale for $38/bottle on Black Friday.
    I was not up to the shopping challenge even with that discount.

  8. #88
    Wine Advent Day 3

    Dinastia Manzanos Rioja 2018

    Wonderful nose, no body.

    Wouldn’t recommend.

  9. #89
    Cerro Anon Crianza 2015 Rioja

    A steal a $9 a bottle at Costco.

    Easy drinking every day red.
    Would go great with chili.

    Would make a high quality house red.

  10. #90
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Undisclosed
    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post

    Wonderful nose, no body.

    Wouldn’t recommend.
    Oddly enough, this was how I was described by my prom date in high school.
    "We're only tourists in this life
    Only tourists but the view is nice"

    -- David Byrne

  11. #91
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    Cerro Anon Crianza 2015 Rioja

    A steal a $9 a bottle at Costco.

    Easy drinking every day red.
    Would go great with chili.

    Would make a high quality house red.
    they have a lot of nice bottles like that..the Chianti Classico I get there (Arbola or something like that) is a nice $11 bottle of wine..I have also enjoyed the Riojas...

  12. #92
    Wine Advent Day 4

    Don Cayetano Chardonnay 2019

    A surprisingly good Chilean chard.

    Great nose full of crisp apple.

    Balanced, light, not overly buttery or sweet.
    Again going to guess stainless based on the taste as well as the date.

    Would definitely buy a few bottles and share.

  13. #93
    Wine Advent Day 5

    Avoid Cabalie 2018.

    A french red blend that left a lot to be desired.

  14. #94
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winston’Salem
    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    Wine Advent Day 5

    Avoid Cabalie 2018.

    A french red blend that left a lot to be desired.
    I am slightly amazed that anybody is already releasing a 2018 red.
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  15. #95
    Quote Originally Posted by Tripping William View Post
    I am slightly amazed that anybody is already releasing a 2018 red.
    I agree, and yet yesterday’s was a 2019 white. I was definitely shocked by that.

  16. #96
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winston’Salem
    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    I agree, and yet yesterday’s was a 2019 white. I was definitely shocked by that.
    But when is 2019 harvest season in Chile (Southern Hemisphere)? If March’ish, then I can maybe understand it.
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  17. #97
    Wine Advent catch up

    Visionario 2018

    An Italian white wine.
    Nose is a little bit floral, maybe a whiff of peach.

    A bit of grapefruit and some flinty minerality.

    A bit of an astringent alcohol finish.

    Nice enough, nothing to be excited over.

  18. #98
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winston’Salem
    Not part of an advent, but:

    2014 Trilus Pinot Noir

    This raises the issue of wine clubs. I belong to Tasting Room (part of what is or was called Lot 18). They have an initial round of small sample/bottle tastings, which one ranks/reviews, and then they send you a case of wine each quarter that your palate says it likes (although you can change the mix with other bottles). Any others who have a wine club they love?

    So, this was one from Tasting Room that has been laying down for a couple of years. Terrific with grilled salmon. Bright color, with just a hint of brown’ish from the bit of aging. Nice nose. A bit of cherry & nice acidity in the palate. From California, but a mix of vineyards. Tasty.
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  19. #99
    Quote Originally Posted by Tripping William View Post
    Not part of an advent, but:

    2014 Trilus Pinot Noir

    This raises the issue of wine clubs. I belong to Tasting Room (part of what is or was called Lot 18). They have an initial round of small sample/bottle tastings, which one ranks/reviews, and then they send you a case of wine each quarter that your palate says it likes (although you can change the mix with other bottles). Any others who have a wine club they love?

    So, this was one from Tasting Room that has been laying down for a couple of years. Terrific with grilled salmon. Bright color, with just a hint of brown’ish from the bit of aging. Nice nose. A bit of cherry & nice acidity in the palate. From California, but a mix of vineyards. Tasty.
    We have friends who swear by Winc.
    We have dinner with them about once a month and they generally serve good wine.

    The only downside I’ve seen with some wine clubs is “house branding”. What I mean is, a wine club that takes something and slaps their own name on it, only available via them.

  20. #100
    Vina Malachar Rioja Crianza 2016

    70% tempranillo 30% grenache

    Another wine with a great nose and just ok on the palate.

    Very grape juicy. Perhaps a bit surprising given the 2016 vintage.
    Drinks very young for a label that claims 2 year aging in oak and six months in the bottle.

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