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words and visions/ WeeksEnd wine

by Harry J » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:42 pm

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pain tears for myself for others for the world
can a few tears help...?
its a place of letting go..
may we hear good news
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Re: words and visions/ WeeksEnd wine

by Robin Garr » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:35 am

E. Guigal 2016 Côtes du Rhône Rosé ($14.99)

Clear, pale salmon color. A typical Rhône blend of 70 percent Grenache, 20 percent Cinsault, and 10 percent Syrah signals good pink Rhône aromas of red berries on the nose and palate, with touches of peach and mandarin adding complexity. Bright and fresh on the palate, ; 13.5 percent alcohol. U.S. importer: Vintus LLC, Pleaseantville, N.Y. (July 22, 2017)

FOOD MATCH: The winery suggests it with hors d'oeuvres, grilled fish, white meat, and poultry. It served us well with a gently spicy Cajun-style red beans and rice.

WHEN TO DRINK: It's not meant for aging and won't benefit from cellar time, but I wouldn't hesitate to keep it around for a few years. Chances are, though, that I'd drink it first.

VALUE:
My local price is within range of Wine-Searcher.com's $14 average retail; it's a fine value anywhere in the middle or even upper teens.

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Re: words and visions/ WeeksEnd wine

by Pinchas L » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:27 pm

Hi Harry,

Besides leftover reds I had the Vitkin White Israeli Journey 2016--a blend of Grenache Blanc (30%), Viognier (20%), Rousanne (20%), Colombard (20%) and Gewurztraminer (10%)--that turned out to be wonderfully food-friendly. The fruit is well-contained, while scents and pollen from Tuberose and Jasmine are present in copious amounts. Topping it off, is an intriguing soap-sud mouthfeel, that I liked.

Following the meal I had a bottle of dessert wine from Vitkin, the Late Harvest Riesling 2005. Aside from Riesling, the wine contains some Viognier and Colombard. The color is deep bronze, and the overwhelming flavors are of caramlized sugar and apricots, with secondary floral flavors. I didn't sense much acid nor spice, and it is substantially different from the Gewurz based dessert wines that dominate the Israeli market.

Best Regards,
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Re: words and visions/ WeeksEnd wine

by Harry J » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:28 pm

last week the wine was Tabor har merlot,'14.)smooth,medium bodied. ok.H

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