Wine Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Rabid, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Yung/Embree

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    Also, had these at Grill 23 in Boston on Saturday night. Not typical steakhouse fare, but god damn were they delicious.
     

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  2. DistantFactor

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    I’m on vacation this weekend, but I’ll type up some options for you when I get back to town.
     
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  3. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    Much appreciated.
     
  4. Rabid

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    buy_dont_lease
    I’m a club member at Le Cadeau (tasting room in Dundee, vineyard on Parrett Mtn)—sort of similar to Penner-Ash and I think you’d like both of those. I’m also a club member at De Ponte which also seems like a good mix of delicate and fruit forward. I think Domaine Serene is also in that style.

    I think Colene Clemens would fit. Beautiful property.

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  5. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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    I was in the same boat for our first trip out there so we did a tour through Backcountry Wine Tours. They provide transportation in/out of Portland and set everything up with 3-4 different vineyards. We liked them so much the first time that on a second trip to Portland with a group of 6 friends I set up another tour with them. They ask about your preferences as far as boutique wines, high end, less expensive, etc and choose wineries based on your answers. I highly recommend if you have the time while you're there
     
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  6. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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    And since Rabid mentioned Coleen Clemens, shameless repost of one of my favorite pics I’ve taken from our first trip

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  7. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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    Anyone have any strong opinions on decanters? This one is Amazon's Choice but I really don't know much about qualities or characteristics that make a difference. Is this about the right price?

     
  8. IanC

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    I have this one, nothing fancy but does the trick, and the ball stopper is nice in case you don't finish in one sitting

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  9. AlternativeFactsRule

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    Just get whatever you think looks nice.
     
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  10. Rabid

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    I have reservations against spending too much on a decanter. It just needs to be something that allows a big surface area. It is great if it looks nice but I'm only willing to pay so much for that.
     
  11. AlternativeFactsRule

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    As long as you understand that the additional expense is just because you think it looks pretty, that’s fine. Don’t spend that money thinking you’re getting some technologically superior device.
     
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  12. construxboy

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    Anyone ever had any wines from Sine Qua Non?
     
  13. pperc15

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    Yes
     
  14. Yung/Embree

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    Yeah, they aren't for me. Overblown with alcohol.
     
  15. Fast Eddie

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    Was at the Cincinnati Wine Festival this weekend and had a Macedonian wine called the Vranec Terroir Gran Reserva. Maybe the most unique and delicious wine I’ve ever had and right around $80 a bottle. 17% booze. Would highly recommend if you can find it.

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  16. construxboy

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    Did you like it?
     
  17. construxboy

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    Yeah, was told you need to cellar most several years and then decant 2-4 hours. A buddy said they were outstanding when doing that. Had a Syrah and then the last Pinot they did.
     
  18. pperc15

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    Well, yeah. But I didn't pay for it, so I liked it more because of that.
     
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  19. Rabid

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    I’ve heard that about them. The only bottle (Syrah) I had didn’t seem that way but a 1 bottle sample doesn’t tell much.
     
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  20. Yung/Embree

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    I'm certainly not drinking it all the time, but I had a chance to try some recently and when put against something like Tribute to Grace which is about 10% of the price and stylistically more to my liking, I just don't think I'll go back to that well.
     
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  21. Rabid

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    It’s March. It’s time to pull The Contender.
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  22. Mr Mortisay

    Mr Mortisay Ummmmmm helllllueeewww?

    Going through the process of booking a trip to Napa/Sonoma in July...currently spending 3 nights in Napa, 2 in Sonoma. Any particular winery recommendations? I have a passing knowledge of wine (have done tours in Tuscany and Priorat) but definitely no expert. Love reds, esp. cabernets. Was planning on Cakebread/Caymus at the very least. Considering the wine train as well. Flying into Sacramento (seems better than Oakland on a Monday?). Will be heading to SF/Yosemite/Coast/LA after wine country, v excited.
     
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  23. Vito Corleone

    Vito Corleone What if Adam Thielen was black?
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    If you're looking for one that is great but not necessarily a 'cult' wine, would recommend Black Stallion. Was there about 9 months ago. Reasonable tasting fee and great service
     
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  24. MODEVIL

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    I'm going to be in DC next week. This looks pretty cool but hard to get to from my hotel and I have an early call time the next morning.

     
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  25. tjosu

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    Went to Soter last Memorial Day and loved the North Valley stuff we had. Found this on the shelf here in town for the first time and bought them out

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