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Lashing Out / WeeksEnd wine

by Harry J » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:33 pm

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ever feel like speaking up or reprimanding or yelling or criticizing someone? and then decide not to.or have already had done it. yes there are those rare occasions where it needs to be done. its our motives we have to be sure about before hand. pure unadulterated motive is a very high level probably not very common.
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Re: Lashing Out / WeeksEnd wine

by Robin Garr » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:54 pm

Au Bon Climat 2016 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir ($25.99)

Dark ruby red with scarlet glints against the light. Red berries, a hint of plum and a whiff of fennel carry over intact on the palate in a full-bodied, red-berry flavor that's ripe but bone-dry and tart, mouth-watering and palate-cleansing. Alcohol at 13.5% is sufficient to fill it out but not so high-octane as to bring the heat. Soft, palatable tannins in a nicely balanced Pinot Noir that's distinctly California yet reaches across the Atlantic to bring in a touch of Burgundy. Excellent wine. (July 13, 2017)

FOOD MATCH: This classic Pinot goes seamlessly with just about any red meat, mushrooms, sharp cheese, wild salmon and more.

WHEN TO DRINK: It's delicious and certainly won't go around the bend in a year or two, but I don't see it as a wine made for cellaring. Enjoy it in the next few years but save Au Bon Climat's more upscale bottlings for laying down.

VALUE: Wine-Searcher.com reports a $23 average U.S. retail, which is in line with its $24 winery price and not far under my $26 local price. This excellent Pinot is certainly worth its toll in this mid-$20s range.

WEB LINK Read about Au Bon Climat, its vineyards, its wines and its people, at this link.

FIND THIS WINE ONLINE: Check prices and find vendors for Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir on Wine-Searcher.com.

You can also buy the 2016 vintage direct from the winery for $24 at this link.
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Re: Lashing Out / WeeksEnd wine

by Harry J » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:57 pm

hi friday nite recanati merlot '13
By day galil mt cab'16. h
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Re: Lashing Out / WeeksEnd wine

by Pinchas L » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:36 am

Hi Harry,

With a Friday night dinner that took the heat into consideration, featuring spicy chicken breast and mashed potatoes, the wine pairing was the Dalton Estate Pinot Gris 2016. The wine is delicate to the point of shyness. Not that its body is lightweight nor that the summer fruit is absent, it's just the sense one gets of it being too shy to express its charms that I find distracting. But even with all its reticence, one property projects itself distinctly, and that is its salinity.

Then with lunch Saturday, I had another lovely bottle of the Prix Hagafen Cabernet Sauvignon 2002. The mature tannins, still gripping and firm, frame the ample red fruit to great effect. Its maturity is also reflected in its lean body, having shed its baby fat, albeit not its sweet tooth.

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