Friday, December 14, 2007

WineBlogging Wednesday Wrapup

While I am not going to rePubliSh/copy/steal the exhaustive wrap-up that Sonadora, this month's hostess, did, I am going to point out some of the things that I learned:
  • Petite Sirah is also grown in Mexico (Baja California) and Chile (Maipo Valley)
  • There is an Israeli PS, the Barkan, that I haven't tried (though there's a store in Georgetown that carries a later vintage for somewhere around $10-15).
  • Vinquire samples 10 different Cali PS wines, but has the temerity to suggest that the wine "clearly doesn't stand on its own as a classic," though they patronizingly sniff that "the varietal has some potential." I can't say I'd heard of any of the PS they tasted, other than the admittedly entry-level Bogle and Concannon, but I have to side with Gary Vaynerchuck, who is much higher on those two (89 on the Concannon, not sub-84 like Vinquire). I think they might have had a different opinion if they'd (I feel like a broken record) decanted or allowed the wines to breathe, or even sit in the fridge for a few days. I am also curious as to what stemware they used.

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