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Jul 9, 2008 11:35 AM

How About A New What Are You Drinking ?

Time to start a new one. The last one makes it hard to follow.
I am drinking a nice ,earthy 2006 Wild Earth Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand.
Imported by San Francisco Wine Exchange and available in the greater San Francisco Bay
area. Reasonably priced at $ 24 as I recall.

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  1. I am drinking a 2003 Earthquake Cabernet- jammy licorice earth- It was left over from a wine tasting at my house.

    1. Bruce,

      Just when the old thread was about to set an all-time CH record!

      OK, I'll continue to play - Caymus (name is no longer on bottle) Conundrum. Not sure what I'll move on to, but will go poke around the cellar and see...


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      1. re: Bill Hunt

        Found it. Biale Stagecoach Vineyard, Biale Block, Zinfandel '06. Dark red to the meniscus. Concentrated dark cherry fruit. Nose of pencil lead and black cherry. The mouthfeel is smooth, and like velvet. I’d guess (the bottle is upstairs, and I am on the pool level) that it’s ~ 14.5% ABV, but will check. Finish goes on for many moments.


        1. re: Bill Hunt

          Gotta echo Hunt on this one but fine, turn the page, move on. its a very melancholy evening and the '03 Ch Fortia is drinking very nicely and dulling the heartache.

          1. re: Bill Hunt

            >>Just when the old thread was about to set an all-time CH record!

            Actually, the "what Chowhounders do for a living" thread is @ 710 replies as of today....


            1. re: OCAnn

              Wow, I'd not seen that one. Oh well, guess that one was fairly short of a record then.

              Thanks for pointing this out to me.


            2. re: Bill Hunt


              This may be old news but after reading your post (almost a year old) about Caymas Conundrum, I did a quick search to find out that the wine was actually made by someone else for the Wagner family - I haven't had a glass in a few years but always remembered I did enjoy it.

              1. re: Bill Hunt

                Ooo, Conundrum is one of my all time favorite wines! My husband and I had it at The Melting Pot on our first anniversary. It is one of the only wines that we agree on. He likes a sweet wine i.e. Ice wine. and I don't.

              2. I am drinking Grange-Tiphane's 2006 Ad Libitum which is a Gamay based field blend from Touraine-Amboise. With a chill!

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                  1. I feel very outclassed... it's called "Vino" from Carmel Winery in here in Israel. Surprisingly good for 19 shekels a bottle (about $6 today)! From my limited Hebrew reading skills, it appears to be a blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot, Petit Sirah, and something like Crinion (Crinian?) Anyone recognize that?

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                      1. re: dd992emo

                        Could be - anyone else read Hebrew? I'm not familiar with the varietal, that's probably why I didn't recognize it.