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Old 04-03-19, 11:48 PM
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A 2016 Matt Parish Napa Valley Petit Verdot, and boy is it FANTASTIC! We've been saving this one for some time, and I've been excited to try it, knowing that it would be a full bodied, high tannin, just really big wine. For those not in the know, the Petit Verdot is originally a Bordeaux grape (like all the good ones) and ripens late in the season (if at all) hence the name "verdot" - green. It is included as a minor constituent in the classic Bordeaux blend to impart more body and color due to it's deep purple hue. But it's often grown in the New World where the higher temperatures mean it can ripen in time more reliably. And man, it's great!
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As a side note (in case it wasn't obvious), red wines have been the drink of choice around here for a couple years. Buying groceries, cooking lots of food (cause leftovers) and splitting a bottle of wine with the lady has to be the best way possible to cap off a day, and is our preferred Sunday afternoon activity.
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Orange juice. Coconut water. Water water.
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Orange juice. Coconut water. Water water.
Yeah, also coffee.
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water, water with electrolyte, coconut water, green tea, milk
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Old 04-04-19, 03:58 PM
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water, coffee, green tea today
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
the Petit Verdot is originally a French grape (like all the good ones) !
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Old 04-04-19, 11:17 PM
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yeah I guess the specific region of origin (within France) is unclear for that grape
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Old 04-05-19, 08:41 AM
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Well at first I was going to spoil for a Bordeaux vs Burgundy fight, but France vs. the World is more my style. Not that I don't enjoy a few outliers.

If I recall my viticultural history, grapevines were introduced to Gaul/France during the Roman conquest.
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Old 04-05-19, 11:53 AM
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Nice, I'm still a newb when it comes to the history and although I've always enjoyed reds, I haven't studied them so much prior to the last year or so. I've got a couple tasting experiments on tap that we should get to within the next month or two:

1) Tasting a "Super Tuscan" style blend (Sangiovese with french grapes) alongside a Chianti (or pure Sangiovese) and a Merlot or Malbec. We have a nice bottle of a super-tuscan style wine from a recent trip to Valle De Guadalupe, Mex.

2) Tasting a new-world cab, merlot, malbec or Bordeaux style blend alongside an old-world grown one. We're obviously more acquainted with the former. From my understanding, the hotter climate over here imparts more ripeness and fruit-forward flavors than their old-world grown counterparts.

Cheers! I'm in the pink shirt - photo taken at Decantos winery, Valle De Guadalupe, Mex



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Yeah man, I've driven through that valley on some surf trips... really tempting to stop for refreshments but that's never been in the game plan. Looks like a fantastic time with your crew!!

I can't remember who told me this, and it's probably just a truism among wine geeks. If you want to know wine, learn everything about French wine. Varieties, terroirs, viticulture, vinification, classification, they've been working at it forever, and in exploring the scope and depth of French wine you also learn everything about your own palate. Similar to a pianist going to conservatory and learning the classical repertoire.

Your old world/new world tastings sound cool. Maybe the first really great wine I ever had was a Clos du Val, which is one of the California wines that beat all the premier cru Bordeaux at the (in)famous 1976 Paris tasting. It got me interested in tasting Bordeaux. But since then I found that my palate really is about Burgundy!
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Old 04-05-19, 02:32 PM
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Cool man, I still have lots to (sip) and learn! I know nothing about burgundy wines and haven't been too crazy about the California Pinot's that I've tried - but maybe I need to drink some old world ones!
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Old 04-08-19, 08:23 PM
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Coffee mostly but i need to switch to water or something along those lines for hydration but that’s too boring.When I’m in the mood to socialize Bacardi and coke but when I’m in the mood for conversation,I talk with Jack straight up.
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Coffee mostly but i need to switch to water or something along those lines for hydration but thatís too boring.When Iím in the mood to socialize Bacardi and coke but when Iím in the mood for conversation,I talk with Jack straight up.
Wasn't expecting that from the username.
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Old 04-11-19, 03:25 AM
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Wasn't expecting that from the username.
You got me there ThermionicScott,Very observant
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Coffee and lately I've discovered a hazelnut flavored rice milk which drives me nuts
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Coffee and lately I've discovered a hazelnut flavored rice milk which drives me nuts
Pacific (and others) make a lovely hazelnut milk. I usually do almond but really am not super picky because I am generally cooking with it so I can work with most things. However I am curious to try this rice milk.

I found some pineapple rum that is delicious but I didn't have a picture handy at the time of posting.
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Pacific (and others) make a lovely hazelnut milk. I usually do almond but really am not super picky because I am generally cooking with it so I can work with most things. However I am curious to try this rice milk.

I found some pineapple rum that is delicious but I didn't have a picture handy at the time of posting.
This corner of the world (southern Catalonia) there's a pretty decent almond based drink called Almendrina. Can only recommend: ALMENDRINA |
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This corner of the world (southern Catalonia) there's a pretty decent almond based drink called Almendrina. Can only recommend: ALMENDRINA |
Sounds good will have to try that
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Yummy


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Candy and brews


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limoncello on ice
That sounds refreshing and poetic. I am relegated to chocolate milk tonight because I bonked my head in the parking lot and "yOu ShOULDn't DRInK afteR A milD Head iNJUry". Total bummer.
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Yeah man, I've driven through that valley on some surf trips... really tempting to stop for refreshments but that's never been in the game plan. Looks like a fantastic time with your crew!!

I can't remember who told me this, and it's probably just a truism among wine geeks. If you want to know wine, learn everything about French wine. Varieties, terroirs, viticulture, vinification, classification, they've been working at it forever, and in exploring the scope and depth of French wine you also learn everything about your own palate. Similar to a pianist going to conservatory and learning the classical repertoire.

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