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Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Harry J » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:44 am

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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Yossie Horwitz » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:15 pm

To celebrate the birth of a baby girl earlier this week, we will be having the Yarden Syrah Ortal 2004 and for a "simchat bat" later, a 2 wines each of my other children's birth years - the Capcanes Peraj 2001 and Recanati Special Reserve 2001, Bazelet Hagolan Merlot Reserve 2006 and Yatir Shiraz 2006 and Shirah, Syraph, 2008 and Brobdignagian, Besomin, 2008. Hoping 2012 yields some good stuff...
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by YoelA » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:35 pm

Opening tonight: 1995 Louis Marini cabernet. Hope we don't have to give it any criticism, constreuctive or otherwise.
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Gabriel Geller » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:09 pm

Hi Harry Shavua Tov and again, mazal tov to Yossie!

Friday night:

Hevron Heights, Isaac's Ram, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005: As good as my recent previous experiences.

Shabbat Lunch:

Gvaot, Herodion, Vineyards Dance 2010: needed time to open up (last time was at the winery 6-7 weeks ago and then the bottle had been opened for a while) but then was as great.

Wishing all a quiet, safe and blessed week,

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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Isaac Chavel » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:47 am

Hi, Harry, shavu'a tov,

2010 Teperberg Red. nice. nothing fancy.

A good week to all,

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by Shlomo R » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:32 am

Cantina Gabrielle Pinot Noir this shabbos, along with some Springbank 15 to celebrate my first half-marathon length training run, and some Balcones Brimstone, which was given to me by a client for having done him a favor.
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by E Segel » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:14 am

Brobdingnagian Grenache 2007 - drank my last bottle, clearing out space for the 2010 vintage (just got in my shipment!). Great full-bodied wine.
Capcanes Peraj Petita 2010
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Elie Poltorak » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:22 am

Mazal tov Yossie! Lots of nachas!

Ella Valley '06 Merlot B++/***
Ella Valle '10 Sauvignon Blanc B+/***
Both were delicious as you'd expect from Ella... Restrained, really shows the varietal. The merlot was especially good. The SB wasn't very complex but nice acidity and balance, very food friendly.
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Stephen Weil » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:29 am

Quiet Shabbat
Barkan Assemblage Eitan. Very nice and very good value for money.
I like occasionaly diffent blends
Shavua Tov and see you in Raanana this week
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Adam N » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:10 am

Mazal Tov Yossie!

Had a Carmel Appelation series Cab Franc 2008. Didn't need much time to open up and had a pleasant palate with soft earthy tones.
Great value at 75 nis.
Hope everybody's Shabbat was as good as mine.
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Harry J » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:09 am

hi;second time with golan zion creek 2010. dark red, tastes of chocolate and plums and a nice finish. h
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Yehoshua Werth » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:25 pm

Yossie Horwitz wrote:To celebrate the birth of a baby girl earlier this week, we will be having the Yarden Syrah Ortal 2004 and for a "simchat bat" later, a 2 wines each of my other children's birth years - the Capcanes Peraj 2001 and Recanati Special Reserve 2001, Bazelet Hagolan Merlot Reserve 2006 and Yatir Shiraz 2006 and Shirah, Syraph, 2008 and Brobdignagian, Besomin, 2008. Hoping 2012 yields some good stuff...



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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Yehoshua Werth » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:28 pm

Shalom Harry and a Good Week to all.

2007 Gush Etzion Cabernet Franc... Kind of basic and Acidic on Opening then got better thru the meal and realy nice the next day...
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Jonathan K » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:49 pm

2010 Ben Ami Merlot? Cabernet? Who knows? It was at a shul function and effectively washed down barbeque chicken. Also had a pomegranite wine (not Rimon-- maybe Revah? from Armenia) that tasted like, well, pomegranites. Fruit wines are not generally my thing but this was ok if your goal is an alcoholic pomegranite fruit juice. Got into an argument with somebody that insisted you couldn't call it wine, that it should be called a liqueor.
By the way the chicken was outstanding.

Shavua Tov!!
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Pinchas L » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:24 am

Hi Harry,

Yarden Odem Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 - The wine has an inviting nose of tropical fruit and green melon. Although some of it is lost in the transfer from nose to palate, there is enough left to keep the mouth engaged. Add to that a nice dose of smokiness and vanilla and you've got quite an enjoyable wine, that is not weighed down by butterscotch and excessive creaminess. 14% AbV and $23 at the James Richardson duty free shop in Ben Gurion airport, but after the discount was applied the total cost was closer to $18. B-/**

Ella Valley Cabernet Franc 2009 - With this wine showing up on the local shelves in the past few weeks, I opted to taste a bottle to decide whether or not to purchase some for later use, understanding that it is not in its optimal drinking window. The wine is indeed closed, showing a substantial amount of mouth drying tannins that cover a thick layer of intense red fruit. Lurking behind all this is another layer of decadent chocolate and contraband cuban cigars. I will most likely buy some to start drinking in two years and then assess its development over a five year period, but had the wine shown acidic spunk and possesed a heavier body, I would have felt even more comfortable about its long term prospects. Although I'm scoring it based on its present appeal, the promise of future development is already somewhat tangible in the way it teases the senses, therefore contributing to its score. 14% AbV and $27 at Schnapps B/**

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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Isaac C » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:13 am

I had the Dalton Petite Sirah 2010 Friday night. This wine was amazing, full bodied, a great nose and mouth bursting with dark fruits and a deliciously smooth and buttery finish that gently coats the mouth. It was so good I finished the whole bottle on my own.
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by gaston k » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:10 pm

No wine but polished off a growler of Brooklyn Brewery Gold Standard Kellerbier over Shabbat - reminded me of a very upscale Carlsberg - refreshing and smooth
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Shawn Johnson » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:05 pm

TEPERBERG MERITAGE 2010

DALTON ROSE 2011

Superb all around. Good week to all.
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Sam M » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:20 pm

2010 binyamina reserve Carignan . This is a very enjoyable bottle of wine.
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Adam M » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:54 pm

Mazal Tov on your new tax exemption, Yossie!

Was in Tel Aviv and Naharia for a wedding/Shabbat Hatan. Drank 1848 Special Reserve 2006, 2006 Yatir Forest and the 2009 Erez fume Blanc the entire weekend.
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Adam N » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:21 am

Adam M wrote:Mazal Tov on your new tax exemption, Yossie!

Was in Tel Aviv and Naharia for a wedding/Shabbat Hatan. Drank 1848 Special Reserve 2006, 2006 Yatir Forest and the 2009 Erez fume Blanc the entire weekend.


Adam,

I need to start hanging out with your friends more. :wink:
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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by David Raccah » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:27 pm

Well I had a few bottles of Tio Pepe Sherry Fino - more about that here:

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Re: Taking Sides / WeeksEnd wine

by Adam M » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:44 pm

Adam N wrote:
Adam M wrote:Mazal Tov on your new tax exemption, Yossie!

Was in Tel Aviv and Naharia for a wedding/Shabbat Hatan. Drank 1848 Special Reserve 2006, 2006 Yatir Forest and the 2009 Erez fume Blanc the entire weekend.


Adam,

I need to start hanging out with your friends more. :wink:


Hi Adam - Yes, life was indeed very good for a few days. I actually went back to read my post and only now observe that it was quite snotty sounding, which wasn't my intention. So I will add that (i) it was terribly hot in Tel Aviv during my time there, (ii) numerous times I was forced to rich, full bodied red wine with fish and (iii) the wine glasses were so dirty that they seemed as though they has just returned from a picnic on the beach. 8)

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