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I woke up feeling like hell from a weird sleeping position and the now nearly constant sinus issues.
But last night I cracked open the Nobilo '99 Charddonay and was shocked and amazed that my mom liked it. She had 3 very full glasses (bizarre for her) and said several times that she would have to get more.
It was alright. I'm not really fond of Charddonay.
Am I even spelling that right?

I really feel shitty. I'm hoping the pain drugs and the sinus drugs kick in and keep working before I go to work.
I'm also hoping I don't get stuck in a section I hate. Heh.
simple things... simple things...

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akadashi
Aug. 27th, 2002 02:13 pm (UTC)
Chardonnay. The "dd" spelling only applies after you've had a few glasses.

I wondered if you'd like it or not, since as you noted, you're not a big fan of that varietal. Add to that the fact that the recent Nobilo offering is more of a full, rich chardonnay with vanilla, spice, and even butterscotch elements (and subsequently less like many sauvignon blancs you seem to like), and I'm not surprised you didn't go nuts for it.

Fortunately, I enjoy that style as well as the crisper, brighter chardonnays and sauvignon blancs, so I can always finish off the ones you don't care for.

Did I open the Yalumba viognier while you were here? I'm pretty sure I picked up a spare bottle in your presence, but I can't recall whether or not we actually drank any. It's pretty exceptional for the price range, acidic as hell, crisp and fizzy in a way I think you'd like. Imagine a sauvignon blanc with really strong (but clean and bright) tropical fruit combined with an extremely effervescent and charismatic riesling, but not nearly as sweet.

Ok, I'm stopping here before I (1) confirm my oft-debated sexual orientation and (2) completely derail myself from the crap I'm working on here in the depths of corporate America.

P.S. At least I didn't say the wine was "presumptuous". ;P
maddening
Aug. 27th, 2002 08:59 pm (UTC)
Chardonnay. The "dd" spelling only applies after you've had a few glasses.

I knew it had a double letter in there somewhere.

I wondered if you'd like it or not, since as you noted, you're not a big fan of that varietal. Add to that the fact that the recent Nobilo offering is more of a full, rich chardonnay with vanilla, spice, and even butterscotch elements (and subsequently less like many sauvignon blancs you seem to like), and I'm not surprised you didn't go nuts for it.

It actually felt really really dry to me. It had that... not touching the middle of my tongue feeling, if that makes sense. It had that thing that makes me dislike certain reds, though not as intensely... that cork thing...


Fortunately, I enjoy that style as well as the crisper, brighter chardonnays and sauvignon blancs, so I can always finish off the ones you don't care for.

Hehe, yeah that *is* fortunate, isn't it?

Did I open the Yalumba viognier while you were here? I'm pretty sure I picked up a spare bottle in your presence, but I can't recall whether or not we actually drank any.

mmmm I don't remember. It's vaguely familiar, but I'm pretty sure that I didn't have any viognier.

It's pretty exceptional for the price range, acidic as hell, crisp and fizzy in a way I think you'd like. Imagine a sauvignon blanc with really strong (but clean and bright) tropical fruit combined with an extremely effervescent and charismatic riesling, but not nearly as sweet.

Sounding interesting.
Heheh.. "charismatic".. heheheh


Ok, I'm stopping here before I (1) confirm my oft-debated sexual orientation

I've never debated it.


and (2) completely derail myself from the crap I'm working on here in the depths of corporate America.

is it really that important anyway?


P.S. At least I didn't say the wine was "presumptuous". ;P

"It's a scamp of a shiraz. Playful and wiley, but without being a brat." Hhehe.
You know that when I picture a "wine guy" now I always picture that Shiraz Guy from the curious grape just because he has that great, flushed, perpetual grin thing going on.



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