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WTN: Preston Marsanne '91...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:32 pm

Tried this this afternoon..a throwaway that was much better than expected:
1. PrestonVnyds Marsanne EB/DryCreekVlly (14.4%; FirstHarvest) 1991: Med.dark gold/brown color; strong valve oil/toasted hazelnuts/nutty/ozone/pungent bit charred/smokey complex nose; fairly tart some honeyed/valve oil/pungent/ozone somewhat toasted hazelnuts/smokey slight oxidized slight metallic/steely/tinny interesting/complex flavor; med.short metallic/steely rather toasted hazelnuts/smokey bit oxidized/nutty light honeyed/pungent finish; a very interesting old Marsanne still in good drinking shape.
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. When LouPreston started making wines under his own label back in the late '70's, he made some terrific wines...as good as anything as being made in the DryCreekVlly. Followed him from the very start..I did/I did. He was one of the early proponents of Rhone varietals in Calif. The bread he bakes is some of the best I've had. I've not kept up w/ his wines of late. Last time I visited their tasting room, I was pretty underwhelmed across the board and have not looked back. Kinda sad.
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Re: WTN: Preston Marsanne '91...(short/boring)

by Jenise » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:54 pm

Did you deliberately hang onto that bottle for so long, or was it one of those happy accidents?
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Hmmmm....

by TomHill » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:59 am

Jenise wrote:Did you deliberately hang onto that bottle for so long, or was it one of those happy accidents?


Hmmmmm, Jenise...this is a rather personal question. Do you have any memory of FibberMcGee's closet??? That's
sorta like my house. I can go around and "discover" a case of treasures anywhere in my house. This came from one
of those cases.
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Re: WTN: Preston Marsanne '91...(short/boring)

by Jenise » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:09 pm

So, more of a wine hoarder than a wine collector? ;)
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Well...

by TomHill » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:58 pm

Jenise wrote:So, more of a wine hoarder than a wine collector? ;)


Well...never been called that before, Jenise..but....yeah. If the shoe fits...wear it, I guess.
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Re: Well...

by Jenise » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:04 pm

TomHill wrote:
Jenise wrote:So, more of a wine hoarder than a wine collector? ;)


Well...never been called that before, Jenise..but....yeah. If the shoe fits...wear it, I guess.
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Could work out to your advantage, Tom. 'Hoarder', per the newly overhauled and published DSM, now establishes hoarding as a psychological disease. You might be able to get "help" for your problem! (Like, more racks and inventory control. :) )
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Re: WTN: Preston Marsanne '91...(short/boring)

by Brian K Miller » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:10 pm

Hmmm. I guess I should defer to your palate, Tom. We enjoyed our visit last summer quite a bit.
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