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damombo
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posted 01-05-2011 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
So true, Hawkeye, so true.
I swore I wasn't a Pinot Noir person, and I have since had one or two that I enjoyed.

I'm having a great day! New counters and back splash in the kitchen!! But now I have to decide on a paint color and paint said kitchen... perhaps I'll pour myself a glass of wine and study the paint chip thingy.

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Hawkeye
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posted 01-05-2011 06:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Cabgirl,
Glad to hear you are still on the green side, I was beginning to worry. We do enjoy your comments.

There are sooooo many good wines out there today. I would bet that those of us on this board could taste the same 20 wines and all come up with a different No. 1. That is part of the fun of wine. I can say that I don't care for a Merlot . . . then I taste a 2005 Merriam Russian River Valley, Windacre Vineyard, Merlot and my taste buds just sigh! It has the wonderful fruit flavors and a long finish that I prefer. A Cab drinkers Merlot. At $25.00 a bottle, I consider it one of my best buys.

So, as far as wines are concerned, A particular variety may not be my style, but I have learned to not say, "I don't like a particular wine." Somewhere down the line I will be proven wrong!

Have a great day, gang.

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damombo
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posted 01-04-2011 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
Welcome back, cabgirl. Glad you survived the frozen north - can't say I'd enjoy Boston at this time of year! At least you brought something to keep you warm

Your 2011 New Year's Resolution is an admirable one - but I don't think I'm there yet. We are still discovering California wines and thoroughly enjoying the quest for knowledge in that area. Gonna keep working on that for 2011.

Cheers! And Happy New Year!

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cabgirl
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posted 01-04-2011 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cabgirl     Edit/Delete Message
Well I'm back from the cold streets of Boston. Snow, rain, sleet, ice, blizzard and all! Well, I missed the blizzard, but still it was freezing cold.

One of my many tasks before I set foot in the airport was to make sure I packed a couple of wine bottles to share with family and friends.

I took 4 bottles and lost one to airport security. I packed three in the bag that got checked. And then while I was taking bags out of my car, I spied some wine I still had yet to take into the house. So I took a bottle and slipped it into the carry-on bag . . .like an iditot. Mind you, while in the security line, I dutifully removed my liquids already in a plastic bag for screening completely forgetting that HELLO! can't bring wine in. Sadly, the bottle of wine was taken from me. Thankfully enough it was one of my more affordable bottles of wine.

In any event, the Wilson Zin was a HUGE hit with everyone in Beantown, as was an 05 Black Stallion Winery Cab perfectly drinkable, nice smooth taste. Great for just lounging around!) I would like to stock up on this in bulk. There was a BV George de la Tour in the mix as well, but that was a gift and will be saved for another time.

While there I had dinner at an Afghan restaurant (delicious by the way) in Cambridge and we ordered a wine from Spain. Vina Albero Reserva 2003 (Rioja) - FABULOUS wine. It tasted like a Pinot but with subtle hints of a Cab. Paired with our lamb dishes, the bottle was empty before we even finished our entrees. For 2011, one of my goals is to branch out more into the international wines!

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Hawkeye
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posted 12-19-2010 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Uncorked,

Glad you are still with us. Have been watching for one of the wine dinners here in the Scenic City but I think they will wait until after the first of the year.

How can you stand going only once every two years? I would have withdrawal if I couldn't go at least twice a year. When our son lived in Sacramento, we went four times. Happy was me!

Do you take groups?

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Uncorked
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posted 12-19-2010 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Uncorked   Click Here to Email Uncorked     Edit/Delete Message
Hawkeye---I have been frozen! This is the coldest Dec. I can remember in Tennessee! And we've had snow twice. I'll try to get on here more often. I love reading what everyone has to say.

Damombo--loved reading about your trip. I am so looking forward to our trip next Sept. My goal is to start going more than every two years! There are just so many wineries to visit and wines to drink..... Heaven.

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Hawkeye
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posted 12-12-2010 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Damombo,

Maybe it is too long. Try cutting it in half. Can't wait to read it.

I just found that it did download.

[This message has been edited by Hawkeye (edited 12-12-2010).]

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damombo
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posted 12-12-2010 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
Well I have just been trying to post a rather lengthy beginning of our trip report, but it is giving me fits. It hasn't gone through, and I tried twice, so it may show up twice eventually or it may not show up at all and I will need to post it in smaller bits... phooey

Sorry for the long delay! I have our first day finished! Wish you could read it

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yesilovewine
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posted 12-09-2010 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Hiya Hawkeye!
I, too have wondered what happened to everyone. I'm right here, soaked to the skin these days and trying to extract the mold from between the toes as we get soggier and soggier here in the Willamette Valley.
I'm not sure how our vintners feel about all this wet weather because Pinot is so finicky.
I thought that I had convinced "Left Brain" that we need an extra trip to Sonoma in the spring, but now work issues are making that iffy as delays are impacting the project timeline. So we are up in the air at the moment, but I am ever-hopeful that it will work out. If so, perhaps the timing will accomodate a meeting with you and your wife.
Since the Sonoma board is slower even than this, let me switch over there to plant some seeds of thought for your next visit. I'm not as familiar with your past visits as damambo and cabgirl and bigsemi, so if I inadvertently repeat old haunts, I apologize.
I'll tell you about some of the ideas I have if we DO get to go in the spring.
Keep posting- I'm checking daily to see what's up and will always place some response just to keep the boards active.

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Hawkeye
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posted 12-08-2010 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
I know it is cold out . . . 20° here in southeast Tennessee, which is uncommon for us this early in the winter. The prognosticators said we were going to have a milder than normal winter. SURE!

Where is everyone? Are you all frozen in your homes?

Damombo, we are all waiting with baited breath for your trip report. What were the highlights? What were your best wines?

Bigsemi, what about your last trip? I don't think you reported on it.

Yesilovewine . . . don't we all! Have you started planning your next trip yet? When is it.

Uncorked, how are things in your part of Tennessee? I believe you have a trip you are planning.

I have started planning our March trip and have been checking out some new (to us) wineries around Sonoma and north on WineCountry.Com. This website is a wealth of information. I think our two days we are going to spend there are going to be great.

Help me out of withdrawal . . . post something.

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