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Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby Jon Peterson » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:22 am

Yesterday I bought a bottle of "Redskins Reserve" Cabernet. It is a commemorative bottle for the 80th anniversary of the Washington Redskins football team. It was "handcrafted" by Goldschmidt Vineyards from Alexander Valley fruit picked in 2011. 14.1 % abv. ~$30.
My feeling is that folks in the DC area will buy this, as I did, for the relationship it has to the football team reguardless of the quality of the wine. I am not familiar with Goldschmidt Vineyards or with "Wine by Design" which also appears on the back label and is defined as "A lifestyle marketing agency."
Anybody care to hazard a guess as to the quality of this cab? I, for one, am not expecting much.
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Re: Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby Howie Hart » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:00 pm

A 2011 vintage released for a CalCab this early is quite a stretch.
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Re: Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby Jon Peterson » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:59 pm

Very good point, Howie.
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Re: Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby Drew Hall » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:29 am

I think you might be surprised, Jon, Nick Goldschmidt imo produces some very good, everyday wines at reasonable prices. His '07 and '09 Fidelity are delicious for the $12 mark.


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Re: Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby Jon Peterson » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:56 am

Drew Hall wrote:...Nick Goldschmidt imo produces some very good, everyday wines at reasonable prices.


Since my purchase, Drew, I've been doing some reading and I think you are right. I'll open this bottle only after a winning season, however, and I hope it's this year.
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Re: Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby Redwinger » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:16 am

Just like its namesake the Washington Redskins, don't expect much and you'll not be disappointed <again>.
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Re: Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby David M. Bueker » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:50 am

Tasting note without benefit of tasting from a die hard Redskins fan (me): Racy & wild on the attack, it unfortunately finishes short, with little back end structure, ultimately dashing hopes for a more satisfying end result.
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Re: Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby Matt Richman » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:41 pm

As another die hard Redskins fan I'll guess that this wine is young with a lot of potential. I'm sure the legs are extraordinary. Not a great finish at the moment, but with a real future. Lots of bacon if you know what I mean. Probably overpriced, but will eventually pay off for the patient.
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Re: Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby David M. Bueker » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:11 pm

Matt Richman wrote:As another die hard Redskins fan I'll guess that this wine is young with a lot of potential. I'm sure the legs are extraordinary. Not a great finish at the moment, but with a real future. Lots of bacon if you know what I mean. Probably overpriced, but will eventually pay off for the patient.


Would you advise "trading up" to get it? :wink:
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Re: Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby Jon Leifer » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:11 pm

a speedy wide receiver and a hard hitting running back wdn't hurt the new QB is terrific but needs some help
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Re: Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby David M. Bueker » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:36 pm

Jon,

The Redskins number 1 running back (Alfred Morris) has 658 yards rushing in 7 games. That means he is on pace for 1,500 yards for the season. I don't think running back is their problem.

Their problem is a mediocre defense due to being decimated by injury.
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Re: Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby Jon Leifer » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:05 pm

am concerned re what happens if Morris and/or RG get injured, hence the request for another running back, too late to get another similiar quality QB....Not sold on Morris as yet tho his YTD numbers are indeed promising
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Re: Redskins Reserve - I don't expect much.

Postby David M. Bueker » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:11 pm

How can you not be sold on a guy who is 1 yard from the league lead nearly half way through the season?

Frankly I think you might be asking a bit much. It sucks that Helu was injured, but that pretty much goes with the flow of this year's team. Orakpo & Carriker are much bigger losses given how Morris has stepped up.
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