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Old 12-05-2005, 03:47 PM   #1
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Conte Placido Pinot Grigio 2004

SierraCook recommended this to me last night so I popped on down to the local Kroger today and bought a bottle. Very good! I bit more mellow than I expected but that's probably just because I'm used to reds. The '04 was the only year available and I'm sure the '02 and '03 are better. Nonetheless, it's a winner! Right on, Janelle, thanks!

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$7.99/ 750ml
Alc. 12%
Judging by the label, it's from the Tuscany region.

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Old 12-05-2005, 05:10 PM   #2
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I will look for that one...I recently found that I like pinot grigio.
From what little experience I've had with wine, I've found that my favorites are Italian and Portugese. Does that say say something about me?
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:16 PM   #3
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Congrats on a good find. It's nice to come across a good and inexpensive wine. There's no guarantee the older vintages would be better. White wines don't benefit from aging as do reds.
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:46 PM   #4
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Congrats on a good find. It's nice to come across a good and inexpensive wine. There's no guarantee the older vintages would be better. White wines don't benefit from aging as do reds.
Well, shows how much I know about wine! I stand corrected. Either way, it's a good wine!
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:50 PM   #5
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yum yum! Well, if you don't have to let it age, that just means you don't have to wait as long to drink it! yipppeeeee!
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:15 PM   #6
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Erik, so glad to hear that you like the wine that I recommended it is one of my favorites. I wish I would have had a glass to go with my shrimp scampi tonight, but I had a glass of Kendall Jackson Pinot Grigio instead. Next time I go to Reno I guess I should pick up a bottle of Placido. I just recently bought a bottle of McWilliam's Hanwood Estate Merlot 2003 from South Eastern Australia.
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Old 12-06-2005, 03:44 PM   #7
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Andy's right about whites not benefitting from aging, but often one year is better/worse than others because of that particular year's growing conditions.
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I agree jennyema. I can totally brag about a wine, and drink it for a few months, then it changes! Wine is moody!
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