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    Godzilla Lizard Guest

    Default TN: Urban UCO

    A recent browsing at Costco's wine section left me with few choices which
    were within my present limited budget. One item caught my eye. Was it a
    high numerical rating by one of the wine gurus? Or was it just the single
    digit price tag? I don't really remember.

    Last night, I broke out some of the freezer's stock of veal cutlets,
    pounded them a bit, soaked some fine Porcini dried mushrooms and added
    them plus their strained liquor to the remnants of a previous day's
    Marinara. The cutlets were placed in a Paella pan and covered with th‏e
    sauce. A half hour later, plated with Basmati rice and Petit Pois au
    beurre, Ambrosia reigned on the heated plates.

    I wish that I could say the same for the Urban UCO 2008, which I sampled
    at three half hour intervals of breathing. It was a Malbec/Tempranillo
    blend. There have been some straight Tempranillos that I have truly
    enjoyed, but I cannot recall any positive experiences with Malbec. There
    is a certain grassy and funky overtone that predominates. Perhaps there
    are some fine examples of wine made with Malbec in Argentina.
    This was not one of them. On the Davis 20 scale: 14

    Godzilla

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: Urban UCO

    On Apr 28, 8:29*am, Godzilla Lizard <godzi...@monsters.com> wrote:
    > A recent browsing at Costco's wine section left me with few choices which
    > were within my present limited budget. One item caught my eye. Was it a
    > high numerical rating by one of the wine gurus? Or was it just the single
    > digit price tag? I don't really remember.
    >
    > Last night, I broke out some of the freezer's stock of veal cutlets,
    > pounded them a bit, soaked some fine Porcini dried mushrooms and added
    > them plus their strained liquor to the remnants of a previous day's
    > Marinara. The cutlets were placed in a Paella pan and covered with th‏e
    > sauce. A half hour later, plated with Basmati rice and Petit Pois au
    > beurre, Ambrosia reigned on the heated plates.
    >
    > I wish that I could say the same for the Urban UCO 2008, which I sampled
    > at three half hour intervals of breathing. It was a Malbec/Tempranillo
    > blend. There have been some straight Tempranillos that I have truly
    > enjoyed, but I cannot recall any positive experiences with Malbec. There
    > is a certain grassy and funky overtone that predominates. Perhaps there
    > are some fine examples of wine made with Malbec in Argentina.
    > This was not one of them. On the Davis 20 scale: 14
    >
    > Godzilla


    Well, the food sounds good!
    My take on the 2006 from 18 months ago
    2006 Urban Uco Malbec-Tempranillo (Argentina)
    No offense to my host, but this was dreadful wine. Jammy yet with a
    harsh acidity, oak chippy, sharp raspberries and blackberries with a
    weird almost chemically note. This seemed to go down fine with
    everyone else, but I used the sushi as excuse to dump the red. C-

    I did have an Urban Torrontes I thought was ok

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: TN: Urban UCO

    On Apr 28, 8:29*am, Godzilla Lizard <godzi...@monsters.com> wrote:
    > A recent browsing at Costco's wine section left me with few choices which
    > were within my present limited budget. One item caught my eye. Was it a
    > high numerical rating by one of the wine gurus? Or was it just the single
    > digit price tag? I don't really remember.
    >
    > Last night, I broke out some of the freezer's stock of veal cutlets,
    > pounded them a bit, soaked some fine Porcini dried mushrooms and added
    > them plus their strained liquor to the remnants of a previous day's
    > Marinara. The cutlets were placed in a Paella pan and covered with th‏e
    > sauce. A half hour later, plated with Basmati rice and Petit Pois au
    > beurre, Ambrosia reigned on the heated plates.
    >
    > I wish that I could say the same for the Urban UCO 2008, which I sampled
    > at three half hour intervals of breathing. It was a Malbec/Tempranillo
    > blend. There have been some straight Tempranillos that I have truly
    > enjoyed, but I cannot recall any positive experiences with Malbec. There
    > is a certain grassy and funky overtone that predominates. Perhaps there
    > are some fine examples of wine made with Malbec in Argentina.
    > This was not one of them. On the Davis 20 scale: 14
    >
    > Godzilla


    The veal sound great and this is pea season isn't it! Too bad about
    the wine.

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