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Fried Meat Ball!
08-29-2006, 08:41 AM
So... over the past several years I have really gotten into wine. At a tasting I had a port sample a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. So I started looking around... now most ports (if they're a vintage rather than a late bottle vintage) are bloody expensive. I happened upon a 2000 vintage Sivals for $28. Now, from reading I know that 2000 was a very good year for wine... so I talked to a sommelier friend and asked him about the port. He hadn't ever heard of it, but said if I found a 2000 vintage port for $28 to buy it and buy it now. So I did. I bought four bottles about 2 years ago.

The sommelier suggested I do this: wait until 2005/2006 to open any of the bottles. Then wait till 2010/2011 and open another. Then at 2015/2016 open the other two. That way I'll have two bottles when they are at their peak and the other two bottles I'll get to taste as they mature.

Last week we opened the first bottle. Holy shit, that stuff was amazing. I've had several different ports, but never a vintage. Most were tawny ports but I had a few LBVs. There is a MAJOR difference.

Archie F. Swin
08-29-2006, 09:03 AM
Our local vineyard charges $40 for their port. I would describe it as robitussenesque

Fried Meat Ball!
08-29-2006, 09:04 AM
Our local vineyard charges $40 for their port. I would describe it as robitussenesque
That's no good.

BucEyedPea
08-29-2006, 09:06 AM
Port sukks!

Braincase
08-29-2006, 09:07 AM
Got shaatfaced and sick on port a few years back... I won't drink the stuff anymore.

Fried Meat Ball!
08-29-2006, 09:09 AM
Port sukks!
I was just starting to think you had good taste.

Fried Meat Ball!
08-29-2006, 09:10 AM
Got shaatfaced and sick on port a few years back... I won't drink the stuff anymore.
You certainly shouldn't drink a lot of it... very sweet and conidering it's fortified wine, pretty alcoholic.

Archie F. Swin
08-29-2006, 09:11 AM
That's no good.
My opinion, of course. Now, my co-worker will buy 4 bottles at a time.

Here you go! (http://www.wichitafallsvineyardsandwinery.com/)

BucEyedPea
08-29-2006, 09:19 AM
I was just starting to think you had good taste.


:deevee:

I just don't like it.

NewChief
08-29-2006, 09:53 AM
Port should be drank in the winter while sitting in front of a roaring fireplace and reading a good book.

R&GHomer
08-29-2006, 10:04 AM
When I first glanced at the thread title I thought it read "Anyone ever drink pot" and I thought to myself, why in the hell would anybody ever drink pot! New a guy that drank bong water once, Yuk bet it tasted like port. Can't stand the stuff, I can't drink wine at all, makes me sick as hell

Skip Towne
08-29-2006, 10:07 AM
I prefer Boone's Farm Apple.

HC_Chief
08-29-2006, 10:08 AM
I love a good Port wine. Only problem w/ Port is it's powerful flavor. Once you acquire a taste for it, the subtler flavors of "regular" wine are more difficult to appreciate. I read wine labels that discuss the subtle berry/nutty/vanilla flavors of a wine and I just can't taste it anymore. Now I long for Port :D

kregger
08-29-2006, 10:16 AM
Port should be drank in the winter while sitting in front of a roaring fireplace and reading a good book.
Plus a nice stoagie or big fat spleef.

Phobia
08-29-2006, 10:18 AM
I was a sucker for port back when I had money. I haven't had any in years - port or money.

Cormac
08-29-2006, 10:30 AM
I like port pretty well. The best one I've ever had is Taylor Fladgate (10yr). It's high dollar too.....well about $28-30. There are older varieties too, that are really expensive. A good cheap port is Clocktower. Australian I think.

cdcox
08-29-2006, 10:32 AM
I like tawney port okay, but have never tried a vintage one. Right now, on the rare occasions when I buy expensive booze it is for a good bottle of wine or a single-malt scotch.

Fried Meat Ball!
08-29-2006, 10:32 AM
I like port pretty well. The best one I've ever had is Taylor Fladgate (10yr). It's high dollar too.....well about $28-30. There are older varieties too, that are really expensive. A good cheap port is Clocktower. Australian I think.
That must be a LBV or a Tawny port... a 10-year-old port that is only $28 is not a vintage. Those are the ones most people are familiar with because they're not REALLY expensive. I'm tellin' you... buy a vintage port sometime. I was amazed at how much better it was than what I was used to.

Fried Meat Ball!
08-29-2006, 10:33 AM
I was a sucker for port back when I had money. I haven't had any in years - port or money.
You could sell pink for a bottle, I'm sure. Just sayin'...

redbrian
08-29-2006, 10:42 AM
At the recomendation of my wine merchant I have bought each of my kids a bottle of their birth year vintage ports.

As luck would have it each year one of my kids were born was a good vintage.

The plan is to have a big dinner when the kids turn 21 and open the bottle after dinner.

luv
08-29-2006, 10:44 AM
Wine makes me giggle. Other than that, I don't know anything about it, except for I like white wine over red.

Moooo
08-29-2006, 10:57 AM
I prefer Boone's Farm Apple.

:shake: LOL

I've never had port, but my friend is big into wine. I'll have to recommend it.

Moooo