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Re: QPR White Recs

Post  Rich K0rzenk0 on Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:05 pm

Steve Manzi wrote:Rich,

I love good Gewurtztraminer. But I am picky. I read the review that Gary has up, and it might be ok for what I like. I want the Lychee in my Gew though, and I didn't see it in his review, but it sounds like it will have that petrol that I like though. Sounds a bit like a version of a ZH wine, no?

Thanks for the heads up on that one too. I'll definitely pick one up and give it a try.

Just for a point of info, I tried the '07 Cartagena Gewurtztraminer from the WL, that Miller gave a 91. Jay's note sounded like I would love it. It fell far short of the mark. Too bitter on the end, no finish. Drinkable, and interesting to a point, but not worth a repurchase. In fact, Gary asked me to let him know what I thought, because he had a chance to get it way cheaper on a great deal he had going, and I told him to pass.

Thanks.

Rich K0rzenk0 wrote:This rolls in for under 20, amazing nose, thick, viscous, tremendous fruit and great balance!

While writing this I even popped in another order at WL.

2005 Ren├ę Barth Gew├╝rztraminer Roemerberg

Hi Steve,

This may not be your cup of tea then. Its got the petrol, but on the fruit side I would have to say Gary's is spot on with the pineapple syrup and honey cut with lemons (just took a look on CT to compare). Disregarding the other characteristics, that's the core, Lychee is not a primary or really even a secondary characteristic IMHO. It is a serious wine though, heavy, heavy nose and carries through. I've never had the Cartagena Gewurtztraminer but see where you're going. This finishes more as with a thick resin-like coating of honeyed fruit as opposed to being bitter. I dug the style and think it to be a value for being under 20. It has some ZH qualities, but definitely more depth and focus from what I've seen from ZH (not that I have them stacked by the case but enough prior experience). I'll see if anything else pops up now that I know a bit more about your tastes.
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Re: QPR White Recs

Post  Steve Manzi on Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:08 pm

Thanks Rich.

I think you are on to what I am looking for. I want something serious, and not something the seems serious at first, and then trails off to disappoint you.

I want REAL Gew.

Much appreciated.
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Re: QPR White Recs

Post  Shane Finley on Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:40 pm

try palmina....best domestic whites ive tasted....also channing daughters on long island. both make special domestic versions of northern italian whites.
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Re: QPR White Recs

Post  Bob Wood on Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:58 pm

Jan.Brekke wrote:I have enjoyed a few bottles of the '06 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier this winter. This is readily available and I've found it for under $10/bottle.
I'd forgotten about that wine. It was a go-to for a while when I still lived in NoSnoCal.
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Re: QPR White Recs

Post  Melissa McCall on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:22 am

Steve Manzi wrote:
Melissa McCall wrote:For QPR Riesling, it's hard to beat St. Urbans Hof (QBA). I think I paid about $9 a bottle for my most recent ones, and it's delicious.

Thanks Melissa,

I'll give it a whirl.

Bertelli's has the NV for $11

I see that the Shoppers Wine in Union near me has the '07, but it is $12.

There is an '02 not too far from me too, but for $16.

What do you think?

Thanks

Steve, I wouldn't spend the extra few bucks on an older vintage of a QBA. I'd grab a bottle of the '07 and drink it with something spicy. I can't remember if the one I drank most recently was an '06 or '07, but it had a touch of sweetness to it and was really nice with Thai food.
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Re: QPR White Recs

Post  Mark.Ricca on Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:25 am

Steve,
I would second the reco for Foxglove. Bob Varner seems to have the formula for that wine down. No malo, only 15% of the juice goes into oak.
It sparkles and pleases.....

I like a little more mineral and acid and I discovered the Southern Right SB a few years back. At about $12, it rocks.
Ruedas also rock my world and they are still coming in for the most part under $12. The current fave is Las Brisas from Jorge Ordonez.

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Re: QPR White Recs

Post  Nathan Smyth on Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:52 pm

One word: Prosecco.

Everything else is just so much poseur-ing.

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