Controversial Wines

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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by gmbdds:
I've never tried it, but Sea Smoke gets slammed here quite a bit.


tyring the southing

no joke, we had it blind and we all thought it was a syrah blend.


I've had that wine twice, and while not terrible, definitely the most varietally incorrect wine I've ever tasted.
"older style" CA wines seem to put people on one side of a fence.
Stony Hill, Santa Cruz Mt Vineyards, Mayacamas, School House etc.
Also Kalin, without a doubt. Some people are turned off instantly, especially by the chardonnays. Others, like me, love them.
to each his own.
Anything from Loring. They make Mollydooker look tame by comparison. I guess this style is for somebody...whoever that somebody is.

I can understand the jab at Seasmoke. However, I've had a lot of luck with their "Ten." I can't think of a better SB Pinot.

And if by "Controversial," you mean "Crappy," I would say 99.5% of the plonk coming out of my neck of the woods (Temecula) ranks pretty high on the list.
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Originally posted by VanCityWino:
Never tried one, but there are quite the variety of opinions on the wines from Frank Cornelissen


One problem with Cornelissen wines is the enormous variability and need for constant cool storage. I've had some that were quite good, and some that tasted more like compost tea than wine.

At least Gravner and Radikon are reasonably consistent, though not to many's taste.

Anything ultra ripe and fruit forward is bound to be controversial these days, even as they continue to sell like crazy.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
What do you think of Josko Gravner wines?


I drank a bottle of the 2004 Gravner Ribolla Anfora 9 months ago and man that was a weird one. I really couldn't figure out what I was tasting and even though the finish was incredibly long, I still didn't care for it. Must be an acquired taste.
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
Anything from Loring. They make Mollydooker look tame by comparison. I guess this style is for somebody...whoever that somebody is.

I can understand the jab at Seasmoke. However, I've had a lot of luck with their "Ten." I can't think of a better SB Pinot.
I have only tried a few Lorings and they are not made in a style that I enjoy, but both Mollydooker and Seasmoke seemed waaaayyy more over the top the few times I’ve tried them.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by Impulse:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc


There's no controversy there... we all know they're not good Ack


Well, at least you and I know it. I prefer my grapefruit juice from Florida.


and certainly not after a cat pissed in it.

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