Wine Thread

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  1. Rabid

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    Now that you mention that, I drank 2 of the Olsen Syrah Heritage (2007) when they were closing down and selling out inventory. I didn't take notes but upon looking it up on CellarTracker, I recall the bottle and I remember it being more ripe and less savory than this was. That was good but this was better.
     
  2. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Interesting. Wonder how much vine age plays in compared to vintage, winemaking, or whatever else.
     
  3. construxboy

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    Because the wine isn’t good or because it was an impulse purchase?
     
  4. smeegsgreen

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    Kirkland Sonoma Chardonnay has a nice full blend with a nice price tag
     
  5. ryno23

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    When we were at the winery we had the option to buy at the "club rates" and it included free shipping. The club level we signed up for is 6btls minimum 3x a year and does not include free or discounted shipping. There is a cancellation fee of $50 if you cancel prior to fulfilling 3 orders. The average $/btl on our first shipment was ~$70. Had I had thought more about it at the winery I would have signed up for the club, bought ~$800 worth of bottles, had them ship them to me for free and then cancelled the club. It would have saved me a good bit of money on shipping costs alone.
     
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  6. Cheshire Bridge

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    Been searching for ww2 vineyards. Awesome stories and I'm gonna buy some frome France. if you haven't heard, once Germany broke thru into France, many vineyards built false walls in their cellars to hide the good stuff. Just bought this book:

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    Anyways, anyone got any wines that have a unique story? Got two bottles from Rhys in California on the way. The Vineyard is literally split on the San Andreas fault line. Same wine, but from opposite sides.
     
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  7. Rabid

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    I have that book. I read it on the plane as we were going to France on our honeymoon and it really helped me appreciate touring Drouhin's cellars under the city of Beaune (he used them to escape the Gestapo and then was hidden at the Hospice de Beaune). After the hospice saved his life, he donated a vineyard which has each bottling sold through an annual auction. When we were there we bought a bottle of the 2010 vintage and I noticed last week the 2015 vintage is going for 5x what we paid for our 2010 which probably says a lot about the market for Burgundy.
     
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  8. Cheshire Bridge

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    Good stuff...whats the name of the bottle?
     
  9. Rabid

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  11. Rabid

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    You should be able find it cheaper than DDO is offering it. After I looked up the offering I noticed CellarTracker is showing the average price paid is under $100.
     
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  12. Cheshire Bridge

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    Good deal. Love wines with great stories
     
  13. Rabid

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    You should look at their Facebook page. Coincidentally (?), they posted twice this week about things that relate to that book.

    https://www.facebook.com/DrouhinOregon/
     
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  14. IanC

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    Happy father's day to me

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  15. Rabid

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    That’s just a baby. Did you give it some air and how was it?
     
  16. IanC

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    I won it on a bet from the ND - Stanford game last year.

    I let it breath for a bit before dinner and it's been quite enjoyable. With a 4 year old and month old the dinner table isn't exactly the right setting to savor vino, but I'm enjoying it now plenty as I watch the US open on DVR.
     
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  17. IanC

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    Should I have let that age? I looked it up and it was a $30-$35 bottle so I figured I could drink it now
     
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  18. Rabid

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    Drink how you like them. Im not familiar with the producer and their style. A nice thing about CdP is it takes age well but typically drinks well immediately too I haven’t had a 16 yet but I can say I had 2 15s in May and that vintage is going to need time.
     
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  19. * J Y *

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    Is trader joes have good wine?
     
  20. tjosu

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    This is very nice

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  21. Cheshire Bridge

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    Just picked up:


    Chateau Orisse du Casse St Emilion

    Mascota Vineyards Unanime, 2013

    Tenet Syrah The Pundit, 2016

    TORIAL RED BLEND


    Got a tomahawk ribeye for tonight. Leaning towards drinking the Unanime since I've always heard so much about it. That or the Bordeaux.. ...
     
  22. Cheshire Bridge

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    Rabid IanC please buy some Unanime and let me know what you think. This is the most beautiful $19wine I've ever had. I want to make sure here....
     
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  23. IHHH

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    The older I get the better I enjoy Bourgogne wines.
     
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  24. DistantFactor

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    Daughter birthday get to get together with family and we drank all the Pinot.
     
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  25. Mix

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    Got some good news about the space we want for the wine bar and so we cracked open a lot of nice stuff. This is to the best of my memory. One of the guys is a Level 4 candidate with WSET and the other is a Level 2 Sommelier so we have a nice team.

    Started with a Lucien Albrecht Cremant from Alsace. Really light and great summer bubble option.

    For whites we did a sweeter Oregon Riesling I can't remember the name of that went well with the spicy Asian food we were eating. Also had a very dry version from Germany.

    Red we stuck with Red Car Pinor Noir and Failla Occidental Pinot Noir.

    I think I'm forgetting a few others. Highly recommend Failla, I've enjoyed just about everything from them.
     
  26. Cheshire Bridge

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    Got any left bank reds under $50 that you love?
     
  27. IanC

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    Unfortunately I just lived bottle to bottle back when those were readily available on store shelves. I do a bad job of remembering one from the next when it comes to France. The names are always practically the same and the labels all look alike.
     
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  28. DistantFactor

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    I continue my march through my 13s, but have tried some 2014 Pinots and they are all tasting great. 2015 was a super hot year so hearing those won’t cellar as well so may need to cycle those in front of 14 in my rotation.
     
  29. Rabid

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    I’m down to 8 from about 2 cases. The ones that remain I’m not wore about because they were a duplicate and the other was fine. Huge variation so I’m glad you brought it to my attention.

    We leave for Napa today. I’m very excited.
     
  30. Cheshire Bridge

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    What are you definitely gonna taste?
     
  31. Mr Mortisay

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    Went to Napa for the first time. Stayed 3 nights and did:

    Domaine Carneros
    V. Sattui
    Caymus
    Frog’s Leap
    Schweiger
    Spring Mountain
    Cakebread
    Viader

    As far as experiences, cakebread and domaine carneros are very cool. V Sattui is a party atmosphere but their wine was surprisingly not bad. Our favorite tastings were the Spring Mountain vertical cab tasting and the Viader tasting. Lots of good wine headed our way.

    We also did Sonoma/Russian River Valley for 2 days. Did a tour one day and met friends the other. Was very fun but the wine quality definitely took a dip compared to what we had in Napa.
     
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  32. wes tegg

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    I'm going to a wedding at V. Sattui in August.
     
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  33. Mr Mortisay

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    Beautiful property, you’ll have a great time. Ubers are easy in the valley too
     
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  34. Rabid

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    We did Frog’s Leap and Chappellet yesterday. Both were tours of the property so they stretched out. We did a picnic with fried chicken from Addendum on Chappellet’s property. It was hard but we passed up an offer to do David Arthur because of wanting to get back for dinner.

    Today we have Continuum and Diamond Creek (this is the only day of the year they’re open to the public). We may stop at Inglenook too but we have an early reservation at TFL so I’m not sure.
     
  35. Arkadin

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    Anyone have any favorite cape town wineries?
     
  36. Cheshire Bridge

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    Didn't mean to but I came home with two more bottles of Unanime and 1 each of 1858(caymus) and Austin Hope (also Paso Robles).


    Really want to Branch out from Paso, but I feel like I'm getting the same quality as Napa or Sonoma. Was gonna go with Quilt/Hall/Turnbull. Maybe next time....
     
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  37. Cheshire Bridge

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    Trying the frozen cork hack tonight. Opened a bottle of 14 Unanime. Lawd. Between this and Educated Guess, I'm set for a daily red. Both are under $20.
     
  38. stexraider

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  39. Cheshire Bridge

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    What am I looking at besides the predecessor?
     
  40. stexraider

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    Left to Right

    16 Predecessor Cab Franc
    13 Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru
    16 Massican Gaspare
    14 Rene Cacheux Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru
    15 Roam Cab Sauv
    1942 Don Julio Tequila
    17 Azur Rose
    17 Nine Suns White (It’s really a Sauv Blanc)
     
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  41. Cheshire Bridge

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    How was the Rene Cacheux Vosne?? Domaine?
     
  42. stexraider

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    It was more fruit forward and had more berry flavor than the Confuron ... I preferred the Confuron myself... I prefer my Burgundies to have less fruit notes
     
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  43. Cheshire Bridge

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    Thinking about a Napa rip end of September. How should I go about picking a hotel and location to stay? Best tastings?
     
  44. stexraider

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    That’s close to harvest... you’d better hurry... your hotel choice is likely to be based on availability
     
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  45. stexraider

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    I’m not familiar with many places to stay because we stay at the same place in Rutherford every time

    My best tastings:
    Round Pond
    Wheeler Farms
    David Arthur
    750 Wines in St Helena
    Azur
    William Cole
     
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  46. Cheshire Bridge

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    Hit that reply button man lol

    Why is harvest season popular?
     
  47. stexraider

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    Lots of folks come to town to see and help with harvest... it’s a beautiful time of year... artists, wine lovers, staff and PR... lots and lots of folks
     
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  48. Cheshire Bridge

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    Ahh gotcha. That makes sense
     
  49. Rabid

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    I’ve now done the Westin in the town of Napa and a B&B in Yountville. The Westin was chosen because I could use points for a free stay. It was nice and Napa was good. I liked the proximity to the Oxbow Public Market. However, I liked Yountville more because there are better restaurants within walking distance. It’s nice to be centrally located as well. :twocents:
     
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  50. wes tegg

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    I've stayed at that Westin twice. It's pretty sweet.

    We got an Air BnB in St. Helena in August because there are three couples staying together and the wedding we're going to has festivities up there.
     
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