10-13-2010, 01:46 AM #26
10-13-2010, 01:53 AM #27
do you have a certain favorite red wine or does it vary?
10-13-2010, 02:03 AM #28
10-13-2010, 02:09 AM #29
Right now, I'm liking really big wines like the MollyDooker Enchanted Path or the Montes Purple Angel. These are new world, smack you in the face with flavor and push the grapes to the limit wines. Big, bold, delicious. Mollydooker has stuff for any price range, from ~$20 to over $300+ and it is all good, give it a shot.
10-13-2010, 02:20 AM #30
ok. ill start around $20. i just see it as spending beer or liquor $ for a better wine.
I've had some very fancy wines that were just too dry for my taste. i need a good wine steward to help me out
10-14-2010, 12:33 AM #31
Not going to spoil this for you guys and tell you what it is as it will spoil the fun, but sipped on this recently:
10-14-2010, 12:52 AM #32
Oh, and if you ever want to impress some wine snobs with your knowledge of California Cabernet's, just mention Screaming Eagle, this is the top dog and this is why:
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 ~ 3 @ $7200 WA99
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1993 ~ 1 @ $2900 WA97
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 ~ 1 @ $2500 WA94
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 ~ 1 @ $2200 WA99
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 ~ 17 @ $1800 WA98
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 ~ 12 @ $3600 WA100
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 ~ 12 @ $1400 WA94
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 ~ 1 @ $1700 WA97
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 ~ 5 @ $1450 WA96
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 ~ 2 @ $1450 WA95
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this gives me some ideas.
My ex was Japanese..all her friends drank wine and a LOT of it...but that has since changed. I need to find a crew that likes to go out and do this around here. Problem is we are all trying to survive on long island lol
10-14-2010, 12:54 AM #34
WA means Wine Advocate, which is Robert Parker, the most powerful wine critic in the world. His ratings can make or break someone. A 100 point score from him can make you a millionaire. His scores on Bordeaux vintages influence the pricing of the entire vintage, setting the bar for everyone. Due to this, some French winemakers have even offered him their daughters for a good score.
This story is kind of funny, but when Mr. Parker visited a wine maker in France who he gave a low score to, the guy let his dog loose on him. When Robert Parker asked for bandages for his legs to stop the bleeding from the dog's bites, he was given a copy of the review he wrote instead.
10-14-2010, 01:05 AM #35
10-14-2010, 01:19 AM #36
nowhere near tired and I've been awake for over 36 hours. no alcohol or beer today. last night I sipped a 750ml shiraz but that didn't do the trick.
I'm going to have all kinds of cancer later on in life, but at least i have some threads to show for it.
10-14-2010, 01:20 AM #37
10-14-2010, 01:22 AM #38
oops wrong thread haha at least its wine related.
that was meant for the Insomniac one.
and thanks but i cant
10-15-2010, 01:52 AM #39
Having some of this right now.
Kees on M5 Board is my bitch....
10-15-2010, 03:17 AM #40
Just a tip, if you liked this wine, try other wines from Santa Barbara. This is just my opinion. but I think you will find most people will agree with it, the wine coming out of Santa Ynez is the greatest value in all of California.
If you enjoyed that, do yourself a favor and try the 2007, like a whole new wine.
Pinot takes time to appreciate, I used to hate it. Would like to hear you thoughts on it.
10-15-2010, 03:35 AM #41
10-15-2010, 03:39 AM #42
This is just extra info, but they put it into used French Oak barrels. French Oak is expensive so you are still getting a quality oak flavoring but at a value price. Also, one of the winemakers for Layer Cake is Philippe Melka, who makes insanely good wine. Completely different pricing, but you are getting a guy who makes $120+ wine (Melka Metisse) for bargain pricing.
10-15-2010, 03:43 AM #43
Oh, also forgot to add, the guy who owns Layer Cake also owns Hundred Acre. Hundred Acre is like top of the line Napa Cab so all the used barrels from that get tossed to Layer Cake. So, that is why it is such a good value.
10-15-2010, 03:46 AM #44
Ya I never understood why it was cheap. Cause its a great wine thanks for the info
Last edited by JonMartin; 10-15-2010 at 04:00 AM.Kees on M5 Board is my bitch....
10-15-2010, 04:31 AM #45
Hmm not sure if I should start another thread for this but. Do any of you like a good Cognac or scotch/whiskey?
I bought a bottle of this Cognac recently. Remy Martin Cognac Louis XIII
And for Scotch/Whiskey I enjoy
Johnnie Walker - Black label
Chivas regal - 18
Macallan - 12 & 18Kees on M5 Board is my bitch....
10-15-2010, 04:33 AM #46
10-15-2010, 04:36 AM #47
10-15-2010, 05:06 AM #48
louis the 8th. i want!!
i like good scotch. im craving some now.
i like all the popular names like Glenmorangie, McCallan, Balvenie, lagavulin, Ardbeg, bowmore, Talisker Oban and all that $#@!.
twelve or better on all the above
JW gold is great too
I love islay and Highland scotches but im not that picky
10-15-2010, 05:17 AM #49
10-15-2010, 05:19 AM #50
lol im so drunk. i havent had that in a year and when i did, the crazy bastard that threw the party bought us a magnum.
also a mag of blue label