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The Big One / WeeksEnd wine

by Harry J » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:40 am

b'sd
Freedom can mean many things to many people.
In our sense perhaps in its simplest sense
its detaching from that which confines us
to give us the ability to become that which we were meant to be.
Have a good one; H
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Re: The Big One / WeeksEnd wine

by Pinchas L » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:00 am

Harry J wrote:b'sd
Freedom can mean many things to many people.
In our sense perhaps in its simplest sense
its detaching from that which confines us
to give us the ability to become that which we were meant to be.
Have a good one; H


Harry,

But if there is something "we are meant to be," doesn't that imposed goal undermine and perhaps contradict the notion of freedom, confining us to that end?

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Re: The Big One / WeeksEnd wine

by Pinchas L » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:13 am

Hi Harry,

With guest in tow, I opened a wine originating in the high Israeli Negev Desert, from the Ramat Negev winery: the Berehseet 2014. The wine is a red blend, composed of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Petit Verdot (35%) and Merlot (15%). I was pleasantly surprised to find that the winemaker successfully overcame the obvious challenges facing him, producing a fine and enjoyable wine. I'm quite convinced that the grapes were harvested early, probably as early as late July, and even so one detects some raisin, albeit pleasant. The body is kept light, as is the alcohol that clocks in at a reasonable 13.5%. It even has an acidic lift. It is not a bombastic wine, and I say this as a complement, but a wine that works wondrously as a complement to a meal.

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Re: The Big One / WeeksEnd wine

by YoelA » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:06 am

2015 Hajdu grenache blanc. It's an OK wine
2015 Hajdu syrah (Mendocino) quite good, quite young
2015 Hajdu Mendocino petite sirah amazingly fruity for a PS; well balanced; has a god future ahead
2009 Yarden merlot holdiing up well for its age.
2014 Segal Fusion (merlot/cabernet franc/cabernet sauvignon) also an OK wine
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Re: The Big One / WeeksEnd wine

by Robin Garr » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:42 am

Breaking out of a ritual practice (obligatory Parashat Tzav reference there), we had the first Australian wine that I've had in the house for years, in order to participate in the WineLovers forum's monthly Wine Focus. It was actually pretty good, for an affordable price.

Its humorous eye-chart label pays homage to the inventor of the “stump jump,” an inventive vineyard plow geared to jump over tree roots and stumps, who purportedly had poor and declining vision and required frequent eye tests to ensure that it was safe for him to run the plow.

D’Arenberg 2012 McLaren Vale “The Stump Jump” ($9.99)

A typical Australian (and Southern Rhône) blend of Grenache (46%) Syrah (39%) Mourvedre (%15), this is a very dark reddish-purple wine, shading to clear garnet at the edge. Juicy raspberries, the signature scent of Grenache, predominates in the nose at first, but there’s other ripe fruit there too, blackberries and plums, carrying over on the palate with a full, medium-bodied mixed-fruit flavor framed by tart acidity, brisk tannins and warm but not overbearing 14.3% alcohol. U.S. importer: Old Bridge Cellars, Napa, Calif. (April 7, 2017)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with a hearty meat-and-tomato sauce over spaghetti.
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Re: The Big One / WeeksEnd wine

by Harry J » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:35 pm

In response to Pinchas' question, striving towards that direction doesn limit us but rather stregnthens us with guided direction. The results can be geometricly unlimited.
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Re: The Big One / WeeksEnd wine

by Harry J » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:37 pm

revisited Soul cabernet from golan heights winery. Didnt enjoy it about a year ago but now the wine has taken on a pleasant profile.H

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