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Default TN: Lambrusco, SW (?) France, South Africa

So Wednesday prepared spareribs, a fennel salad, and green beans with
sesame for the concert by the river. But a little after 5 a
thunderstorm rolled through, and though it cleared quickly the village
decided not to risk lightning/rain and moved concert inside. I was
less interested in jazz than picnic (the community center is a bit
dreary). So we went to some friends' home instead. Our food was
combined with their sausages and snow peas, plus we enjoyed a few
wines:

Zucchi Lambrusco di Sorbara (Rosato)
Bright raspberries and strawberries in a light froth, fresh fruit and
a hint of tannin and bitter licorice. Dry and easy to drink. B/B+

2007 Georges Vigouroux Pigmentum Malbec Rose (VdP du Lot)
Where is Lot? I assume SW France due to the Malbec. A fairly beefy
style of rose, a bit of tannin. Fruit is a little muted, with
strawberries and a bit of rhubarb. I'd like a little more acidity and
a little fresher fruit, but still a tasty pink (I think Ron said it
was fairly cheap). B-

2006 Fairview Goats do Roam
Red fruit, surprising high acids for a mass market wine. This is
Rhone blends, but there's a paving tar/rubber aroma that reminds me of
Pinotage. Maybe I would have liked this better with food (it was
opened at end), but this didn't really ring my bells. Have liked other
vintages more. C+/B-

Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
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So Wednesday prepared spareribs, a fennel salad, and green beans with
sesame for the concert by the river. But a little after 5 a
thunderstorm rolled through, and though it cleared quickly the village
decided not to risk lightning/rain and moved concert inside. I was
less interested in jazz than picnic (the community center is a bit
dreary). So we went to some friends' home instead. Our food was
combined with their sausages and snow peas, plus we enjoyed a few
wines:

Zucchi Lambrusco di Sorbara (Rosato)
Bright raspberries and strawberries in a light froth, fresh fruit and
a hint of tannin and bitter licorice. Dry and easy to drink. B/B+

2007 Georges Vigouroux Pigmentum Malbec Rose (VdP du Lot)
Where is Lot?


If you go to the Lot tourism page the first picture that you will see is
the famous, OK if you have been there, Cahors "new" Bridge.


2006 Fairview Goats do Roam
Red fruit, surprising high acids for a mass market wine. This is
Rhone blends, but there's a paving tar/rubber aroma that reminds me of
Pinotage. Maybe I would have liked this better with food (it was
opened at end), but this didn't really ring my bells. Have liked other
vintages more. C+/B-


Thank you for verifying what I have found that the 06 Goats just isn't
what the previous vintages had which was a lot of bang for the buck a
very good Rhone Clone at a reasonable price, my last bottle was
underwhelming and left me wishing I had spent a coupe bucks more for
Perrin Reserve. *





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DaleW wrote:

So Wednesday prepared spareribs, a fennel salad, and green beans with
sesame for the concert by the river. But a little after 5 a
thunderstorm rolled through, and though it cleared quickly the village
decided not to risk lightning/rain and moved concert inside. I was
less interested in jazz than picnic (the community center is a bit
dreary). So we went to some friends' home instead. Our food was
combined with their sausages and snow peas, plus we enjoyed a few
wines:

Zucchi Lambrusco di Sorbara (Rosato)
Bright raspberries and strawberries in a light froth, fresh fruit and
a hint of tannin and bitter licorice. Dry and easy to drink. B/B+

2007 Georges Vigouroux Pigmentum Malbec Rose (VdP du Lot)
Where is Lot? I assume SW France due to the Malbec. A fairly beefy
style of rose, a bit of tannin. Fruit is a little muted, with
strawberries and a bit of rhubarb. I'd like a little more acidity and
a little fresher fruit, but still a tasty pink (I think Ron said it
was fairly cheap). B-

2006 Fairview Goats do Roam
Red fruit, surprising high acids for a mass market wine. This is
Rhone blends, but there's a paving tar/rubber aroma that reminds me of
Pinotage. Maybe I would have liked this better with food (it was
opened at end), but this didn't really ring my bells. Have liked other
vintages more. C+/B-

Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
*


I don't see how you can drink any of the Fairview wines. The threaten to
remove my enamel especially the Goats do Roam. Cute names for bad wines.
It seems the cuter the name the worse the wine.


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