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Wine Focus: WHOA! September sure went fast!

by Robin Garr » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:30 pm

October 1 is Tuesday! Any thoughts on an October wine? If we can come up with something good by tomorrow morning, I'll give it advance notice in tomorrow's 30 Second Wine Advisor and see if we can drum up any newbies.

Usual reminder: Interesting enough to encourage good conversations; available enough that our international members can enjoy it (or at least use a related substitute) and affordable enough that it won't be a burden. And finally, not "dumbed down."

Can we do all that? Let's try!
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Re: Wine Focus: WHOA! September sure went fast!

by Shaji M » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:27 pm

Zinfandel/Primitivo? Should I duck from all the brickbats aimed at me? Its cold here this evening and I am thinking stews, Zinfandel..along those lines. Tomorrow I might think different :)
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Re: Wine Focus: WHOA! September sure went fast!

by Howie Hart » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:45 am

A different idea - how about Southern Hemisphere - Argentina, Chile, South Africa, OZ, NZ?
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Re: Wine Focus: WHOA! September sure went fast!

by David M. Bueker » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:32 am

Can I ask for a one month delay on South America to November? I might have some interesting insights by that time...
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Re: Wine Focus: WHOA! September sure went fast!

by Robin Garr » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:24 am

David M. Bueker wrote:Can I ask for a one month delay on South America to November? I might have some interesting insights by that time...

Sounds like a plan!
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Re: Wine Focus: WHOA! September sure went fast!

by Robin Garr » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:25 am

Shaji M wrote:Zinfandel/Primitivo? Should I duck from all the brickbats aimed at me? Its cold here this evening and I am thinking stews, Zinfandel..along those lines. Tomorrow I might think different :)

No brickbats, Shaji. They're not my favorites, but I'll go with whatever flow develops. :)
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:19 pm

Zinfandel/Primitivo sounds like a good idea to me. Feel sure Tim will have some access to P in his area :) .
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by Tim York » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:09 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:Zinfandel/Primitivo sounds like a good idea to me. Feel sure Tim will have some access to P in his area :) .


There are a few P around here but I've rarely found a good one. Some Z are also around but ditto for difficulty in finding a good one and they are usually a lot dearer than P. But if I saw a Geyserville or Lytton Springs I would grab it.
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by Robin Garr » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:12 pm

Tim York wrote:There are a few P around here but I've rarely found a good one.

That's pretty much my issue with this topic. Primitivo tends to be forgettable, and most of the California Zins come in around 16 percent.
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by David M. Bueker » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:40 pm

Most? 16 percent? Do you only see Turley from the late '90s/early '00s in your stores Robin?
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by Robin Garr » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:17 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Most? 16 percent? Do you only see Turley from the late '90s/early '00s in your stores Robin?

Naw, but that's probably about when I stopped drinking Zin. :lol:

So, is Z/P a good plan?
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by David M. Bueker » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:23 pm

I'm ok with it. I'm always in the mood for Ridge, and I have a bottle of the Lagier-Meredith "Tribidrag" staring at me in the cellar.
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by Richard Fadeley » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:40 am

Don't know if you have ever done this, but you could do "wines from Piedmonte". There are very nice whites as well as compelling reds. We had the '07 Massimo Rivette Barbaresco "Froi" last night. Most enjoyable. Lots to talk about there.
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by Shaji M » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:09 pm

Richard Fadeley wrote:Don't know if you have ever done this, but you could do "wines from Piedmonte". There are very nice whites as well as compelling reds. We had the '07 Massimo Rivette Barbaresco "Froi" last night. Most enjoyable. Lots to talk about there.


or even Nebbiolo from anywhere..
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:27 pm

Another thought is Aglianico. Sure to create some interest I think?
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by Robin Garr » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:12 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:Another thought is Aglianico. Sure to create some interest I think?

Umm ... really? :lol:
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by JC (NC) » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:17 pm

Maybe to bring in more contributors we could do A and Z (Aglianico and Zinfandel) or Zinfandel and Nebbiolo. Personally, I like some Aglianico but don't have many opportunties to purchase it. I do have some Zinfandel on hand and one Barolo.
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by David M. Bueker » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:53 pm

So it's September 30. There's clearly no consensus/enthusiasm for a specific topic.

How about we just do the Zin/Primitivo/Tribidrag/whateverthehellelseit'scalled and then go to Nebbiolo in November?
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by Shaji M » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:21 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:So it's September 30. There's clearly no consensus/enthusiasm for a specific topic.

How about we just do the Zin/Primitivo/Tribidrag/whateverthehellelseit'scalled and then go to Nebbiolo in November?


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Re: Wine Focus: WHOA! September sure went fast!

by Thomas G » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:16 pm

Southern Italian reds or their equivalent?
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Re: Wine Focus: WHOA! September sure went fast!

by Robin Garr » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:34 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:So it's September 30. There's clearly no consensus/enthusiasm for a specific topic.

How about we just do the Zin/Primitivo/Tribidrag/whateverthehellelseit'scalled and then go to Nebbiolo in November?


Let's do the Zin/Primitivo thing. :mrgreen:

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