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I will say that even with north of 200 bottles of fonseca and quite a regular amount of drinking

the sheer amount of bottle variation in port means that it would be very difficult to pick out a fonseca blind.

if however you gave me single blind with multiple houses across say 8 different houses, and one of them was a fonseca 1970 or 1985, I'd be I could pick fonseca out blind.

i've also had fonseca / taylor tastings of same vintages side by side where out of 8 bottles, I favored the fonseca 6 times out of 8.


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About equal experience across many vintages on all of these

BV GdL
Mondavi Cab Reserve
Leoville Barton
Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages
Beringer Merlot Bancroft Ranch


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FX Pichler


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BV GdLT.
I have quite a bit of it, going back to '47.
This was the "house wine" of my high school girlfriend's dad; the first decent wine I ever had.
Unless you count Boones Farm Tickle Pink.
 
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If champagne counts, then Dom Perignon.

Dom for me too. Have the regular bottles every New Years and the Roses and Oenotheques for special occasions.

Don Melchor would be right up there with it.
 
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A wine that I know the best, simply because I drink it more than anything else is the Napa bottling from Heitz. However, the vast majority of these are '05 & '06, since they're readily available.

As for my experience through different vintages...

- Dunn "Howell Mountain"
- Heitz "Martha's Vineyard"
- Montrose
- Cos d'Estournel
 
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BV GdLT.
I have quite a bit of it, going back to '47.
This was the "house wine" of my high school girlfriend's dad; the first decent wine I ever had.
Unless you count Boones Farm Tickle Pink.

If that includes the '58, then you're my new best friend. Smile Best wine I've ever had, and amazingly fresh!
 
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So Stef and I are walking through the vineyard at Chaine d'Or in Spetember and she says: "Is that Pinot?", in a row of the Chardonnay. I go, "that's weird I've never seen that plant before."

I've been working there since 2005 and taking care of the vineyard since 2008. Including walking every freaking row with a back pack sprayer on my back.

So, we send Jerry Anderson a note. Jerry planted the vineyard in 1987 and we ask "Jerry did you know there's a Pinot plant down in the Chardonnay?"

He replies "Really? I've never seen it."

You never really know a wine. You're always learning.


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So Stef and I are walking through the vineyard at Chaine d'Or in Spetember and she says: "Is that Pinot?", in a row of the Chardonnay. I go, "that's weird I've never seen that plant before."

I've been working there since 2005 and taking care of the vineyard since 2008. Including walking every freaking row with a back pack sprayer on my back.

So, we send Jerry Anderson a note. Jerry planted the vineyard in 1987 and we ask "Jerry did you know there's a Pinot plant down in the Chardonnay?"

He replies "Really? I've never seen it."

You never really know a wine. You're always learning.


sounds like stefania's getting ready to come out wiht some sparklers!!!!


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Originally posted by kid lightning:
BV GdLT.
I have quite a bit of it, going back to '47.
This was the "house wine" of my high school girlfriend's dad; the first decent wine I ever had.
Unless you count Boones Farm Tickle Pink.

If that includes the '58, then you're my new best friend. Smile Best wine I've ever had, and amazingly fresh!


I've never had the '58 but would love to try it. I've still got some '47 and '49 left, along with some '68, '70, '74, '78 and lots of '80s-'05.
I do have some '58 Inglenook thoughWink
 
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Originally posted by Stefania Wine:
So Stef and I are walking through the vineyard at Chaine d'Or in Spetember and she says: "Is that Pinot?", in a row of the Chardonnay. I go, "that's weird I've never seen that plant before."

I've been working there since 2005 and taking care of the vineyard since 2008. Including walking every freaking row with a back pack sprayer on my back.

So, we send Jerry Anderson a note. Jerry planted the vineyard in 1987 and we ask "Jerry did you know there's a Pinot plant down in the Chardonnay?"

He replies "Really? I've never seen it."

You never really know a wine. You're always learning.


Somatic mutation?
 
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More likely nursery screw up. It's in part of the vineyard that's never been netted before. Our guess is that because it was going through verasion so early, not netted, and bright red, it was getting eaten every year before any humans saw that it was a red grape and not a white grape.

Probably what we've been asking for the last 25 years is "why did the birds eat that plant first". Given though that birds attack a vineyard plant by plant it just probably never seemed unusual that one plant had been cleaned out when the ones around it had not.


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Originally posted by Stefania Wine:

You never really know a wine. You're always learning.

+1. That was my first thought when I started reading this thread.


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