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RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Harry J » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:05 am

B"SD.
A gate around a house obviously can serve as a deterrent for keeping unwanteds out.
A gate around a house can keep that which is higher up from falling.
Oureal thoughts can soar towards the stratosphere.
We need however a safeguard to sometimes contain them within the realm of reality.
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Moshe F » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:17 pm

Hi Harry,

Looking forward to the WeeksEnd for sure.

Anyone have suggestions on what to pair with lamb chops?
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Jonathan K » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:29 pm

Moshe F wrote:Hi Harry,

Looking forward to the WeeksEnd for sure.

Anyone have suggestions on what to pair with lamb chops?


I don't know what you have on hand and it depends a little on how you are preparing them but I am a fan of Syrah or Pinot Noir with lamb.
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Moshe F » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:00 pm

Hi Jonathan,
thanks. salt, pepper, rosemary, olive oil, on a grill pan... I live around the corner from two kosher wine stores which typically have good selections. Just wondering if there is something i should stay away from... aside from wine i don't like of course :wink:
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by David Raccah » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:52 pm

The 2009 Russian River Chard is what I am tasting now - LOVE IT!!!
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Gabriel Geller » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:45 pm

Shavua tov Harry and folks,

HHW, Mount Hevron Reserve, Syrah 2004: GREAT SURPRISE! This was a true shocker! Made from Syrah grapes grown in the Jerusalem mountains and aged for 18 months in new French and American oak barrels. Dark garnet with on the nose bursting aromas of melting chocolate followed by cherries, blackberry jam and plums. Full-bodied with on the palate plums, cherries, crème de cassis, sweet cedar wood, blackberries, chocolate covered cherries, black pepper and vanilla with nice acid and soft, integrating tannins that rise on a a long and plush finish. Excellent wine that has aged beautifully, throwing only a tiny bit of sediment and with about a couple years left at its peak, there's some controlled sweetness as well and it's a joy to sip with rich meat dishes.

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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Isaac Chavel » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:55 pm

Hi, Harry, shavu'a tov,

2010 Tzuba Pinot Noir. Same as last time. Friday night, wife thinks it is just fine, but I feel "heat." Shabbat AM it was just fine.

A good week to all,

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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Harry J » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:37 am

hi; friday night Mt Tavor cab 2012.A wine with nice weight to it,and full of flavors with a long finish.By day rashbi from argentina,imported by black sea;malbec reserve 2013.Started off with some funkiness but opened into a very enjoyable wine.Wondering if anyone tried the (reg.)cab from this winery ? h
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Yehoshua Werth » Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:02 pm

BS"D

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2010 Vignobles David Cotes De Rhone Reserve - Earth.. Fruit and soft yet present.. Nice love the middle flavors
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Alexander F » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:35 pm

Hi Harry,
Enjoyed some whisky over the weekend.

Glenlivet 18 - mead, flowers, caramel, soft and round as 18 years old is expected to be. No alcohol, only heat. Great as is from appropriate single-malt glass.

Laphroiag 18 - muscular and powerful with its 48%AbV, but doesn't bite as young 10years old cousins. On the palate it is like Lag Ba Omer. Fresh, intense smoke rounded just a bit with some caramel sweetness. Not for everyone.

Lagavulin 16 - a perfect mixture of the two above.

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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Sam M » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:48 pm

2010 saslov aviv cabernet.
Pretty good wine- smelled like pure alcohol when first opened the bottle.
But became enjoyable quickly. Cinnamon, nutmeg, earthy
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Bill Coleman » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:18 am

Weiss Brothers Weekend!

Friday night -- 2010 Counterpunch
Saturday -- 2010 The Coalition
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Pinchas L » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:37 pm

Hi Harry,

Hagafen White Riesling Napa Valley 2011 - This bottling is sweeter than the Devoto Vineyard, and its fruit profile is different, too. Apricots and peaches dominate the nose and palate, and the acidity, while present, isn't very crisp. The food pairing was better than expected given its approximate 4% residual sugar. Of the four different riesling bottlings from Hagafen, this is my least favorite. 11% AbV and $24 at the winery. B-/**/N

Tzora Judean Hills 2009 - The blend is dominated by 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest is 18% Merlot and 10% Syrah. It has very ripe flavors, mostly of plums, complemented by chocolate. I wonder if this is due to the hot '09 vintage, or to the direction this wine is taking. I would have preferred a tighter leaner wine, but evidently my guest liked it, because between us the bottle emptied. It's one of those wines that leaves in its wake a richer bouquet in the glass than in the mouth. 14.5% AbV. C+/**/N

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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by YoelA » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:34 pm

Kent Rosenblum 2008 Pato vineyard petite sirah. Luscious.
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by gaston k » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:36 pm

Fri Night- no wine but a some La Chouffe, refreshing
Sat lunch - Bartenura Chianti , low alcohol quaffer
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Moshe F » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:39 am

Friday night went with 2009 Carmel Shiraz Single Vineyard Kayoumi. Was sweet with lots of leathery fruity tones but really good with salty lamb.
By day a friend brought 2010 Bazelet Hagolan Merlot which was really nice but I think it doesn't warrant the price.
The Psagot Prat which must have been a bad bottle because it wasn't good, Raisin juice and TONS of sediment...tons...
And a beer called Mississippi Mud, a charming Black and Tan in what looks like a ceramic jug.

A good week to all.
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by lewis.pasco » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:30 am

Lamb chops?

The only wine to drink with lamb chops,loin or rib chops I mean, is Cabernet Sauvignon of the highest rank.

Merlot, Syrah, Pinot all work fine with beef and many other red meat dishes, but lamb chops DEMAND Cabernet Sauvignon at at least $30/bottle quality level.


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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Moshe F » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:31 am

lewis.pasco wrote:Lamb chops?

The only wine to drink with lamb chops,loin or rib chops I mean, is Cabernet Sauvignon of the highest rank.

Merlot, Syrah, Pinot all work fine with beef and many other red meat dishes, but lamb chops DEMAND Cabernet Sauvignon at at least $30/bottle quality level.


IMHO.


Then I must have another go at the lamb and pair it with your suggestion :D
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Jonathan K » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:51 am

Moshe F wrote:
lewis.pasco wrote:Lamb chops?

The only wine to drink with lamb chops,loin or rib chops I mean, is Cabernet Sauvignon of the highest rank.

Merlot, Syrah, Pinot all work fine with beef and many other red meat dishes, but lamb chops DEMAND Cabernet Sauvignon at at least $30/bottle quality level.


IMHO.


Then I must have another go at the lamb and pair it with your suggestion :D



Indeed. I have always been a Pinot proponent with lamb although I have found Syrah to be a good match. I will open a nice can the next time I have lamb chops which I hope will be soon.
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Re: RoofGate / WeeksEnd wine

by Isaac C » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:34 am

Posting late on a few weeks. Ella Valley Vineyard's Choice Cabernet 2007 - awesome!

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