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Snooth User: Faron S

YOUR favorite everyday WINE-FOOD pairing?? Let's hear it :)

Original post by Faron S, Jul 27, 2011.

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Aug 4, 2011.

NG: Not doing JL wine thing.  Other family event.

Indeed there was blending of AT LEAST syrah with pinot in a whole bunch of Gallo's "Red Bicyclette" line of pinot and folks were convicted and paid fines for it.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Bicyclette 

It has a resemblance to Madoff's fraud, in that the volume of Madoff's supposed trades in securities often exceeded the total trades made in those same instruments.  The co-op making the wine for Gallo was producing more pinot than the entire region grew.  Hmm.  Wonder why it took so long to catch onto.

I read and enjoyed your encomium to Sonoma and its Syrah but I think I never posted.  Or maybe I did and recommended Scherrer's wines again.  I definitely am looking forward to my next trip to Sebastopol and visiting Taft.  Your post and my earlier ravings about Russian River weekends with lots of wine seem to have inspired dmcker to revisit his youth--check out a few of his posts, I think he will at least pass through the area.

As I write this, the marine layer is so thick and low that my raised deck (about 4 1/2' high) got soaked, but the street was practically dry.

For your Sauv Blancs, try to find someone willing to part with the Stolpman Estate bottling from Santa Ynez Valley that was made for WineAccess.  No oak at all--the usual cuvee has 10% of its juice oaked.  I wish I had bought more, and after tonight I will have only two bottles left.  (If you absolutely can't get it elsewhere, I could be convinced, but you should try to get more than one.) It's stunning. Haven't had the regular cuvee and after this, I could only be disappointed--the grapes and the soil in this bottling want nothing else.

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Aug 8, 2011.

On food pairings, I lashed out and bought a bottle of 06 Dashe Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley.

I figure my American cousins on Snooth like Zin so I should give it a try.  What should I eat with it and how do others compare it with others in the world of Zin?

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Reply by dmcker, Aug 8, 2011.

Hey, BBQ burgers work if the weather allows it (I'm thinking of my next BBQ this weekend on my building rooftop, watching fireworks). Several other forms of beef, too.

Had a tuna, tomato, scallion, and olive salad, and cappelini in a chilled, lightly tomatoed crab sauce last night. Sauvignon blanc blend from Bordeaux worked just fine. Was finishing a bottle I opened the night before with some salt-grilled mackerel, deep fried horse mackerel, chicken escabeche with leeks, squid in a Chinese stirfry with celery, and a couple of dishes involving seaweed (nori on rice, and flavored hijiki). The SB went well with them, basically because there was minimal soy sauce involved.

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Aug 8, 2011.

Yep, burgers, beef, grilling are the thing for Zin.  Dashe is an acolyte of Rosenblum's and he makes his wine just down the street from my office.  He makes one of the few unsulfited wines, also from Zin, called Enfant Terrible. JC Cellars shares a building with Dashe. Let us know what you think. 

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Reply by napagirl68, Aug 10, 2011.

SH, Foxall-

Starting new thread on tasting last sat at Oakland's jack london square... east bay vinters "urban xperience"

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Aug 10, 2011.

NG - good to hear from you looking forward to the thread

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