A glass of wine perhaps?

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  1. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    I'll take two.

    Seriously that is awesome.
     
  3. Jack

    Jack Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Damn that is cool !!
     
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    Reminds me of this, which to me seems more practical...

     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    We have a whisky/whiskey thread or two, can we turn this one into a wine thread?
     
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    I'll start. We discovered the Sobon winery in Amador County, California some years ago during our continuing search for the best Zinfandels. Theirs are rich, full bodied wines reminiscent of their European ancestors. Recently I was offered a chance to join their Rezerve Club, a membership club that receives three bottles of wines chosen by their wine maker sent to members' homes every four months. Yesterday the first box arrived containing three limited release wines at a reduced price.

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    The three wines are a 2013 Rezerve Red, a blend of four of what the winemaker considered their best vintages; a 2014 Home Vinyard Single Barrel Sangiovese; a 2015 Home Vinyard Single Barrel Tinta Cao.

    The Tinta Cao is intriguing to me as this is a Portuguese grape that is used to make ruby Port. The info card that came with it says it is ready for drinking but would benefit from additional cellaring, so as curious as I am I plan to put this one away for a year or so.
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    I had this last night. I enjoyed it. Very earthy, not a lot of brightness at all.

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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Those are all great wines guys, from a label perspective.
    Anxious to hear of your impressions.

    PRISONER is a nice ZIN blend.
    RIDGE makes great Zin Blends

    cab Franc is the grand dad for Cab Sauvignon.
    it's one of the significant grapes for Right Bank wines.
     
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    Tried the first of the Sobon box, the 2013 ReZerve Red blend
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    This is a big, oaky yet fruity wine blended from Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc wines sourced from 4 different vineyards. Lots of cherry and plum and blackberry flavor, with a spicy edge from the Zinfandel and enough oak to give it a dry edge. Very satisfying and complex like a good Bordeaux, paired with smoked tri-tips perfectly. If you see this wine give it a try. It is one of the best multi-varietal California blends I've tried.
     
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    Had this last night. Very tasty, complex wine with earthy flavors. Highly recommended.

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    Sounds good.
     
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    A good cal. Cab. With a great pedigree
     
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    1975 was indeed a helluva year.
     
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    And a year before Warren Winiarski unseated the Bordeaux royalty.
     
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    Last night was a favorite, one of the wines we go back to over and over for enjoyable drinking. Try it if you haven't:

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    Yeah, nice red. Won’t break the bank either
     
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    Love the Claret. Literally never without it unless I’m completely out of wine.
     
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    I have one of those in my wine closet. Maybe time to pop it.

    Anyone ever built wooden wine racks? My wine is in a basement closet, that's plenty cool all year. I just use cardboard wine cases, but have thought about building racks like the wine stores use. Naturally I've procrastinated!
     
  19. Carl V

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    Boxes work fine....obviously.
    There are some nice wooden Wine Rack kits
    out there...a bit of work, for an out of sight application.
    Unless you hang out down there.
    I have a wine refrig.
     
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    I too have a wine Fridge. Its a SubZero like my fridge. I do like my Zins. We have Total Wine in NC and I am lucky that they carry Sobon Estates wine
     
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