questionswhat is the strangest word you've ever seen used…

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Not strange or wacky, I just like to mock when someone says "forest-floor".

Never understood "smoky" wines.

"Inky" too...blecch.

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@curtisuxor: I can understand "smoky" since some wines are aged in charred oak barrels but I agree that "forest-floor" is funny. I can just picture Robert Parker on his hands and knees in the middle of a forest, licking the ground in order to ensure that his tasting notes are accurate.

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My very first wine.woot wine was purchased because of the descriptive terms "pencil lead" and "velvet theater curtain."

I did not especially enjoy that wine, though it was by no means bad. Now that I have a much better understanding of wine and a (slightly) more developed palatte, I'm planning to open the second bottle for another go.

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I think "Pencil lead" was the oddest. I did purchase the wine and lo and behold...it did indeed have the pencil lead hint.
I'm not sure which one it was right now I could dig through and find out later.

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Every time I hear a wine described as "okie" I have to laugh thinking about Haggard singing "Okie from Muskogee."

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@xdavex:

It was a Humanitas 2007 'Weed Farms' Dry Creek Valley Syrah 3-pack, at least that is where I saw (and purchased) it. It was during a woot-off on July 21, 2011.

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Someone once said charcoal which I found amusing. After I tried it though, I agreed. It was the smokiest wine I ever tried and it was so bitter it tasted like charcoal. I hated it, but I had 3 glasses anyway. damn alcoholism!

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I remember one wine described as "oaky, smoky, warm and toasty" and I wondered whether it could be used as a substitute for a fireplace. Maybe it would have gone well with the "smoke and leather" one, but I didn't buy it to find out.

"dried cherry and tobacco" - and really addictive!
"coffee, leather, and spice" - obviously an after-dinner drink
"full, fat, thick, and heavy" - couch potato wine?

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If anyone wants to offer some wine-writing dares for the writing staff, I'll see if I can sneak a few through, and then you can check wine.woot every day and laugh if you see it. Just don't tell Snapster.

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I once heard a comedian say that he drank some wine at a tasting and described it as "crappy, yet free".

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@xdavex: looks like the one you went in on was the 2005 Helix Merlot.

I only remembered seeing pencil-lead once but a search for "wine.woot pencil lead" turned up a handful of hits.

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@slydon: here's some... antifreeze, castor oil, quicksilver, iridium, slag, cinder block, bengay, pepto-bismol, tyvek, fiberglass, kevlar, plywood, shredded bark mulch, goosegrass, watermelon rind, plantain, sassafras, balsa wood and finally, in honor of the recent wine.woot "abuse" video, lamb's ear