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mitch
03-16-2007, 03:47 PM
How long should you let a good bottle of cab breathe? Do you just pull the cork and set it aside? Thanks!

shepherd
03-16-2007, 04:03 PM
I think the record in my house is about 15 seconds!

TX.X-30 fan
03-16-2007, 04:07 PM
I think the record in my house is about 15 seconds!


LOL Thats my wife's record also. :D

mitch
03-16-2007, 04:08 PM
I think the record in my house is about 15 seconds!

Good one! That's been about my usual too:D

shepherd
03-16-2007, 04:09 PM
Sorry, I know it was a serious question. I honestly don't know. Maybe one of our resident wine experts (like M-Funf) will chime in soon.

east tx skier
03-16-2007, 04:16 PM
No expert, but I don't think you'll have to let it breathe as long if you pour it into the glass and give it a quick swirl. Pour it into the center of the glass with a good amount of fall (about 12") from bottle to glass to allow for good aeration during the pour.

From the www. The Aeration Rule of Thumb: the more tannins a wine has the more time it will need to aerate. A young cab might need an hour. But who can wait that long.

School Skier
03-16-2007, 04:16 PM
We let our cabs air fifteen minutes to a half an hour we try to get a lot of air on it.
Maybe some of our fellow skiers from the San Francisco or wine areas in California can answer this question.

M-Funf
03-16-2007, 04:19 PM
Me? :confused:

Here's my answer...and I'm stickin' with it.

Taste some. If it's good, pour it. If it's "tight" or has lots of "bite", let it set for a while and then try it again. Depending on the wine, you may notice a change from the first glass to the next over time...unless it's gone quick :rolleyes:

east tx skier
03-16-2007, 04:23 PM
Me? :confused:

Here's my answer...and I'm stickin' with it.

Taste some. If it's good, pour it. If it's "tight" or has lots of "bite", let it set for a while and then try it again. Depending on the wine, you may notice a change from the first glass to the next over time...unless it's gone quick :rolleyes:

I always notice a change after a glass or two. Oh, you mean in the wine? Sorry. :friday:

captain planet
03-16-2007, 04:40 PM
Get a decanter and let it go about about 15 minutes.

JKTX21
03-16-2007, 04:42 PM
I have a 2-prong test in order to determine how long my wine sits.

1) Does it smell like it has alcohol in it? - Check
2) Am I thirsty? - Check

M-Funf
03-16-2007, 05:00 PM
Get a decanter and let it go about about 15 minutes.

But be careful with decanting...I always taste the wine before decanting, especially if it's an older Cab. You can lose the flavors in the wine if you decant it...I had two bottles of '70 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux. I decanted one, and not the other...The decanted wine got really blah, but the other one was awesome!

JMHO, of course...:rolleyes:

shepherd
03-16-2007, 05:37 PM
But be careful with decanting...I always taste the wine before decanting, especially if it's an older Cab. You can lose the flavors in the wine if you decant it...I had two bottles of '70 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux. I decanted one, and not the other...The decanted wine got really blah, but the other one was awesome!

JMHO, of course...:rolleyes:

'70 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux??? I don't know much, and I could be wrong, but that sounds expensive!

M-Funf
03-16-2007, 05:56 PM
'70 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux??? I don't know much, and I could be wrong, but that sounds expensive!

Wasn't cheap...:o But Dayum was it good :love:

JohnnyB
03-16-2007, 06:49 PM
Open bottle....drink from bottle while disposing of cap....oh wait, that's beer. I know nothing about wine...maybe I'm uncultured :confused:

mitch
03-16-2007, 10:26 PM
Thanks for helping me get thru the bottle, all good advice

Leroy
03-16-2007, 11:07 PM
I'm with Cap Plante, in the 15-30 minute range and I don't decant. Lot of work and you are likely to stir up the sediment.

dapicatti
03-17-2007, 01:16 AM
Usually, if its a younger wine 2004 plus, you need more time i.e. 60-90 minutes......just my humble opinion.

Leroy
03-17-2007, 01:18 AM
Everything we have at the moment it 2002 to 1998. She is not so young and is ready quicker in my opinion!

dapicatti
03-17-2007, 01:19 AM
Seems to me that would be about right.

Leroy
03-17-2007, 01:23 AM
Everything I have is French now, what is good in WA? I'm sure you have many!

dapicatti
03-17-2007, 01:38 AM
Lots of good wines from the Yakima Valley and Walla Walla Valley- most notorious for the prison but excellent wines. If you can get a Leonetti from Walla Walla, they are always amazing. L'Ecole is also very good. Yakima wines keep on surprising us. The list would be long, but suffice it to say we really are blessed to be in the middle of all of this great wine.

flyingskibiker
03-19-2007, 03:21 PM
well, the second glass always tastes better. is that because it bottle was open and had a chance to breath? :uglyhamme works for the hard stuff, too! 8p

captain planet
03-20-2007, 10:34 PM
But be careful with decanting...I always taste the wine before decanting, especially if it's an older Cab. You can lose the flavors in the wine if you decant it...I had two bottles of '70 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux. I decanted one, and not the other...The decanted wine got really blah, but the other one was awesome!

JMHO, of course...:rolleyes:
Yea, your right......but how many people drink 37 year old wine in a regular basis? My oldest consumed wine to date was 12 years old, and we drank it without letting it sit or decanting it. If it is young, your safe to use a decanter, but anything older than 7-9 years, taste it first.

captain planet
03-20-2007, 10:40 PM
I know it may not fit my profile or avatar.....but my wife and I used to drink wine 2-3 nights a week.....BEFORE the kids. We have found that the more you drink the more you learn about wine. You don't have to spend a lot of $$ to find a wine you really like. You can find REALLY good wines from SE Australia for $8-$10 per bottle.

Now over 3 years later we are starting to open wine a little more and we are finding out that we have forgotten A LOT. The more you drink the better (no really!), and the more you learn about wine. Happy drinking.....although I think that goes without saying with this crowd.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
03-20-2007, 10:40 PM
Hey, this prompts me to ask, does Hoosier let his Coors Light breathe??

captain planet
03-20-2007, 10:43 PM
I thought Coors Light came "pre-breathed":purplaugh

Upper Michigan Prostar190
03-20-2007, 10:45 PM
I thought Coors Light came "pre-breathed":purplaugh
Mongo dunno. I am just a young student. I would think thats best answered by Sensei Hoosier, after all, he is wise and all knowing.:D

atlfootr
03-20-2007, 10:58 PM
We talk of the brands we drink, can we show the lables we enjoy :confused:

Upper Michigan Prostar190
03-20-2007, 11:00 PM
We talk of the brands we drink, can we show the lables we enjoy :confused:
Why not? (hows that for post ho'in?)

atlfootr
03-20-2007, 11:02 PM
guess I'll start ;)
http://www.wineslob.org/images/barefoot_zinfandel_105.jpg

captain planet
03-20-2007, 11:02 PM
We talk of the brands we drink, can we show the lables we enjoy :confused:
I'm working on it. I'm not real computer saavy.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
03-20-2007, 11:05 PM
I'm working on it. I'm not real computer saavy.
well dont worry about it, we are drinking wines here, not computers. :D

captain planet
03-20-2007, 11:14 PM
Not the best label I could find, but we enjoy J.Lohr a lot.

captain planet
03-20-2007, 11:17 PM
Some others.....

Upper Michigan Prostar190
03-20-2007, 11:31 PM
Here is a fine sipping wine I used to enjoy in college.

http://www.timeistight.com/images/bottle.jpg

captain planet
03-21-2007, 12:04 AM
UMP your too much

TMCNo1
03-21-2007, 12:23 AM
Letting a good cab breathe.
I thought this thead was about getting a good poot out of the cab of the pickup. I was gonna say, just roll down the windows! Sorry!

mitch
03-21-2007, 09:52 AM
Not the best label I could find, but we enjoy J.Lohr a lot.

J.Lohr is great, did a tasting at the winery a few years back and buy it when I see it....

captain planet
03-21-2007, 07:29 PM
J.Lohr is great, did a tasting at the winery a few years back and buy it when I see it....
Yea, it really is one of our favorites. Hard to beat the quality of that wine for $12-$15 per bottle.

M-Funf
03-21-2007, 07:46 PM
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M-Funf
03-21-2007, 07:52 PM
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Just to name a few..............

maristarman
03-21-2007, 07:52 PM
How do those compare to these?

M-Funf
03-21-2007, 07:54 PM
Those will send you on this progression.......

http://www.bumwine.com/bumwine/bumvolution.gif

maristarman
03-21-2007, 07:57 PM
How'd you get the pics to show up in the post?

BTW, my pics are courtesy of bumwines.com.

I couldn't believe there would actually be a website dedicated to that.

M-Funf
03-21-2007, 07:59 PM
How'd you get the pics to show up in the post?

BTW, my pics are courtesy of bumwines.com.

I couldn't believe there would actually be a website dedicated to that.

My attachment is courtesy bumwine.com as well. I just right click and say "copy image location", then click the "insert image" icon above this windown and paste the link...

dapicatti
03-22-2007, 12:06 AM
We like this winery- Walla Walla, fantastic wines

dapicatti
03-22-2007, 12:12 AM
We also like this small boutique winery Bonair

dapicatti
03-22-2007, 12:16 AM
We frequent lots of wineries in the Yakima Valley AVA
No snakes- just good wine. The hills look kind of like a snake in the background of where the grapes are grown.