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In the Desert / WeeksEnd Wine

by Harry J » Fri May 23, 2014 10:00 am

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How often we accentuate the scenery of time with props of our choosing.
It can be a clothing accesory or an accesory for a bottle of wine. Or a vacation or dining in a good but expensive eatery. Obviously a list as long and varied as the spirit we sometimes feel. And there are those times where you see and focus on the time opposed to the scenery. Just a thought.Have a good one; H
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Re: In the Desert / WeeksEnd Wine

by Birger Vejrum » Fri May 23, 2014 11:19 am

Hi Harry,

Today Barbaresco Casot Riserva 2009 from Nada Giuseppe in Treiso.

Best wishes for a nice week-end.

Ciao
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Re: In the Desert / WeeksEnd Wine

by Gabriel Geller » Sat May 24, 2014 3:46 pm

Shavua Tov Harry!

Friday night:

GMW, Pinot Noir 2011: The 2011 release shows again varietally true but a more gentle hand with the oak yet it is less complex than the 2010, at least at this point. 2011 was a cold vintage by Israeli standards and it shows so with less spiciness and a lower Abv, closer to the average alcohol level one can usually find in french PN from Burgundy. Aged for 10 months in french oak barrels. Bright ruby towards purple in color with on the nose fresh roses, cherry cola, earth and hints of toasted oak. Medium rather than light in body with on the palate tart sour cherries, raspberries, wild strawberries and rose water with touches of cloves and vanilla on the moderately long finish showing fine balance between good acidity and soft tannins. Nice, simple Pinot and very good QPR at 60 NIS ($17). 13.5% Abv.

Shabbat lunch:

Tabor, Adama, Roussanne 2013: The second release of this wine, which was a favorite of mine among the 2012 Israeli whites, does not disappoint either. Very light straw in color, the nose starts citrusy and grassy à la sauvignon blanc with notes of lemon peels, white flowers and wet grass and then goes on to reveal tropical fruit such as guava and banana. Medium-bodied with on the palate lemon zest, bitter herbs, honeydew, nice minerals and notes of yellow grapefruit as well as something salty and funky yet nice reminding me of salmon eggs with bracing acidity on the long finish. Delicious and refreshing wine, perfect for the summer. 14% Abv

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Re: In the Desert / WeeksEnd Wine

by Harry J » Sun May 25, 2014 1:08 pm

Hi , very much enjoyed yarden viognier 09. Woiuld be interested to read others opinion if recent.
By day casa de corsa reserve which opened with a funk but went on the be quite drinkable. If i remember correctly rogov dated this to have expired.H
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Re: In the Desert / WeeksEnd Wine

by Moshe F » Tue May 27, 2014 10:11 am

Hi Harry,

This WeeksEnd I decided to open a 2010 Recanati Wild Carignan Reserve for Friday night. the nose was full of roses and honey and spice. Tastes of black fruit and herbs. Really well balanced and great structure and long finish. A great wine.
Saturday lunch I opened 2012 Gilgal White Riesling. This was very refreshing for a lovely Saturday. Crisp with very nice acidity and a touch of sweetness. Quite nice.

A good week to all!

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Re: In the Desert / WeeksEnd Wine

by Pinchas L » Tue May 27, 2014 12:05 pm

Hi Harry,

Midbar Viognier 2010 - The fruit profile is quite interesting, with traces of guava and melon. A tad of bitterness is present on the finish, that isn't harsh enough to be off-putting. It complimented the meal well.

Had leftovers from the Four Gates Pinot Noir 2009 that I've opened last week. It is still drinking well.

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Re: In the Desert / WeeksEnd Wine

by Jeff Adler » Tue May 27, 2014 7:51 pm

Hi Harry;

Friday night - Landsman 2012 Syrah - wonderful richness very fruity at the start with a smooth finish. Paired well with spice rubbed rib-eye steaks we made for dinner

Saturday Lunch - Elvi Mati rioja 2010 - I usually really enjoy this wine but this bottle was abit off

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Re: In the Desert / WeeksEnd Wine

by Z Spigelman » Wed May 28, 2014 10:54 am

Hi Harry.
This past Shabbat was our son's Shabbat Chatan (Shabbat before the wedding).
Friday night - Yatir Forest 2007 - excellent and enjoyed much more thatn the Katzrin 2004 drank the previous Shabbat.
GHW Yarden Merlot Kela 2008 - opened it 3 hours before the meal but was closed and slightly harsh on the palate.
Shabbat Lunch - Ramot Naftali Galil 2013
Tulip Special Edition 2012
GHW Gamla HaShmura Syrah Rose 2013
Bravdo Rose 2013
Barkan Special Reserve Petit Verdot
Recanati Special Edition 2013

The wedding was last night - Yom Yerushalayim. Instead of all the special lighting effects, the young couple decided to display pictures of Yerushalayim on 2 large screens.

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Re: In the Desert / WeeksEnd Wine

by Harry J » Wed May 28, 2014 1:03 pm

- Yom Yerushalayim. Instead of all the special lighting effects, the young couple decided to display pictures of Yerushalayim on 2 large screens
So beautiful. A simcha in place where over 10/20 years people who drink wine write/read.
Every wine sounds great.
Mazal tov Zvi
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Re: In the Desert / WeeksEnd Wine

by Gabriel Geller » Wed May 28, 2014 2:24 pm

Tzvi, mazal tov!
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