Omaka Springs SB, 2002 - Printable Version

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- ShortWiner - 10-27-2003 02:14 PM

This has been commented on in passing in other threads. Had a bottle last night and can't keep my hands off the keyboard. Luscious stuff from Marlborough, blended with 10% Semillon. Typically herbaceous, but less so than some other NZ SB's I've tried like the Saint Claire. Makes up for it with more fruit and acidity that could make a sad monkey happy. 12% alc., I think it was $14.

- Auburnwine - 10-27-2003 03:35 PM

My monkey is a little bit sad today. How much should I give him? He's a capuchin (Cebus Capucinus). Weighs about 3 kg.

- ShortWiner - 10-27-2003 03:58 PM

It will take two glasses to do the job right, but you should start seeing the effects immediately after the first sip. Soon you will have a happy monkey.

- Kcwhippet - 10-27-2003 05:42 PM

Omaka Springs is one of our all time fave NZ SBs.

- ShortWiner - 10-28-2003 09:26 AM

Obviously I loved it, but I think I'm still partial to the Saint Claire--it has a slight funk to it that really does it for me. Close call, though.

OK, Auburn, now that we've had a laugh I can ask: do you really have a monkey? You sound knowledgable on the subject...

- Auburnwine - 10-28-2003 09:45 AM

Nah, but I do have an 11-year-old son. Close enough, but since he's already a happy fellow, he won’t be a reliable subject for an SB test.

If you come across a wine whose tasting notes include "will make a black Lab calm," please make sure that I see those, however. Dear Rosabel's utter joy for life seemed especially caffeinated this morning.

- Bucko - 10-28-2003 11:14 AM

The 2003 is just out. I've ordered a case. House fav, plus I like the screwcaps.

- ShortWiner - 10-28-2003 11:41 AM

Mine had a cork...did they switch for the '03?

- wondersofwine - 10-28-2003 05:23 PM

I love black lab retrievers and goldens. The exuberant love for life is one of their sterling traits. And they usually are blessed with calm where it counts (patience with tugging fists on toddlers, tolerance of feisty cats, willing to lie down and be quiet as a seeing eye dog, etc.) However, we never trained our golden retrievers as hunting dogs and they were frightened by sudden loud noises such as firecrackers. One was spooked by a lit jack o' lantern. Halloween and 4th of July bring back bittersweet memories of Holly and Duffy.

- Kcwhippet - 10-28-2003 05:57 PM

No labs here. We had a Whippet named KC. Gosh, does that look familar? Had to put her down this past July. Old age really took over and it was quite traumatic after 13 years putting up with her "dumb as a rock" antics. Now that Judy's mom is living with us, we have her miniature poodle, Trouble. Of course, we also have our Himmy named Nebbi. That's short for Nebbiolo, BTW. Fortunately, none of them are/were wine geeks - more for us.

- Georgie - 10-28-2003 06:56 PM

I had a wonderful golden named Maggie. I still mist up when I pet a golden. She was incredible.

- Bucko - 10-29-2003 01:20 AM

Sorry, read one thing and thought another (shades of WW). I was commenting on Lawson's Dry Hills 2003.......

- winoweenie - 10-29-2003 08:42 AM

Are my shades down? Heavens-to-Betsy I must put on some clothes. WW [img][/img]