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What's this big Herzog tasting today?

by Craig Winchell » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:17 am

My son Gedalia David was asked to pour over at Herzog today for an hours-long tasting. I'm just wondering about the nature of it, to which he has no clue. Is this the same Wine and Food thing as half a year ago, but at Herzog proper?
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Re: What's this big Herzog tasting today?

by Yehoshua Werth » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:45 am

Not in LA or Oxnard and have heard and seen nothing.. :)
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by Yossie Horwitz » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:25 pm

It is in Oxnard and I believe it's supposed to provide the "locals" (i.e. the regulars who attend every year but couldn't/didn't make it down to LA) with at least a similar event to the KFWE since they "missed out" on it this year due to the relocation to LA.
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Re: What's this big Herzog tasting today?

by David Raccah » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:59 pm

Guys I wrote about his weeks ago and put it here as well. You can get tickets with a discount on my blog posting:

http://kosherwinemusings.com/2012/06/22 ... in-august/

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Re: What's this big Herzog tasting today?

by Andrew B » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:11 am

Did anyone go?
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Re: What's this big Herzog tasting today?

by David Raccah » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:18 am

Indeed and Gary was there as well. Will write it up tomorrow.
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Re: What's this big Herzog tasting today?

by Craig Winchell » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:46 am

And my son Gedalia David was not, though not because he didn't wish to pour. Just that he was told at the last minute they had plenty of pourers, and was disinvited. But that was fine because he wouldn't have gotten off work in time.
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Re: What's this big Herzog tasting today?

by Gabriel Geller » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:52 am

Were there any new wines?
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Re: What's this big Herzog tasting today?

by David Raccah » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:29 pm

Indeed there were new wines from Herzog's first owned vineyard and other new releases! Many reruns of the Israel wines, so I skipped over those. Loved most of the Herzog and liked a few of the French wines.

http://kosherwinemusings.com/2012/08/08 ... -memories/

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Re: What's this big Herzog tasting today?

by Gary J » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:15 pm

I thought some of the high-end French wines I don't normally have the opportunity to taste were good, especially the '03 Clos Vougeot. But my favorite part of the evening was a dessert I had. I have been hearing about all these boutique, hand crafted ice-creams with funky flavors. Lox ice cream or bacon ice cream just sounded plain weird & unappetizing to me. But as I was ending my evening early to head back to L.A. for another event I grabbed an ice cream (parve) that had sauteed onions in it & baco bits to sprinkle on top. I sprinkled liberally and WAS BLOWN AWAY! Sure ALL THE FOOD was great, but this dessert was a revelation for me. Sooo goooood....... ;-)
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Re: What's this big Herzog tasting today?

by David Raccah » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:28 pm

Indeed the 2003 was nice originally and then it went sideways FAST! More on the Clos soon...

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Re: What's this big Herzog tasting today?

by Gabriel Geller » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:29 pm

David Raccah wrote:Indeed the 2003 was nice originally and then it went sideways FAST! More on the Clos soon...

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Always fascinating how sensitive wine can be... Last night I literally caused a wine to enter a dumb period/bottle shock all by my fault... :oops:
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by Elie Poltorak » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:55 pm

Gabriel Geller wrote:
David Raccah wrote:Indeed the 2003 was nice originally and then it went sideways FAST! More on the Clos soon...

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Always fascinating how sensitive wine can be... Last night I literally caused a wine to enter a dumb period/bottle shock all by my fault... :oops:


How did you do that??
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Re: What's this big Herzog tasting today?

by Gabriel Geller » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:27 am

Elie Poltorak wrote:
Gabriel Geller wrote:Always fascinating how sensitive wine can be... Last night I literally caused a wine to enter a dumb period/bottle shock all by my fault... :oops:


How did you do that??


How? Well, Tuesday night around 7pm I opened a bottle of one of my all-time favorite Merlots, Yarden Odem Vineyard Merlot '06. The wine was great as always and when reaching half of it we put the cork back and stored the bottle away in a dark yet strongly air-conditioned room. Later that night, around 1 am , I picked up the bottle and as I like to drink my wine a bit cold and wait to have it warm up a bit in my glass to the desired temperature I put the bottle in the freezer for about 7-8 minutes, something I do sometimes when I feel that the wine should be cooler to be fully enjoyable and don't want to wait with it half an hour in the fridge. Then I removed the bottle that was then cold though not ice-cold and poured myself a glass (at home I use almost exclusively large burgundy-shape crystal glasses except for sparkling wine). The wine was the same deep, almost black purple color. I then waited for the wine to warm up a bit, gave it a good swirl, and then to use Vaynerchuck's terminology, I took a sniffy-sniff... nothing, the nose was muted. I took a sip, the fruit was totally gone on both the nose and palate but the ever powerful mouth-coating tannins of this wine were still there for sure. That's the only thing that was left, tannins... After a prolonged and vigorous swirling some of the jammy forest fruit finally came back a bit on the nose but not on the palate. I waited some more but no change and despite all that I finished the wine as it would have been psychologically painful to throw it away...

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