Wine Thread

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  1. Mr Mortisay

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    Vertical cab tasting at Spring Mountain is badass and you should do it
     
  2. wes tegg

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    We're staying down the street from it. :respek:
     
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  3. Mr Mortisay

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    They offer it twice a day I believe so just remember to make a reservation. Our guy was Kike and he was a young guy, knowledgeable, really cool, might be worth requesting him. The older lady seemed a little bitchy so I’m really glad we got him. He gave big pours and started opening up old bottles that were all $200+
     
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  4. wes tegg

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    How is this pronounced? I don't want to get myself banned for hate speech.
     
  5. Menelaus

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    2015 Clos du Val cab last night with a pan seared NY strip. Fan-fucking-tastic. Looking forward to trying the wine tonight on night 2.
     
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  6. Cheshire Bridge

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    Lol wut?
     
  7. Menelaus

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    Kee-Keh
     
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  8. Mr Mortisay

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    Yeah it’s Kee-keh/kee-kay. You’ll be slurring a lot after the tasting anyway
     
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  9. Mr Mortisay

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    Oh and if you’re staying close to Spring Mountain and want to do another high-quality tasting, do Pride. Supposedly some of the best wines in the valley, wish we had done them
     
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  10. pperc15

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    Pride is a great tasting experience. If you can get in, also go to Boich Family Cellars. They have Beckstoffer sourced Cabs.
     
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  11. Menelaus

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  12. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Great wine. I really need to learn more about other regions of Italy because a bottle of that I had in March and a Teroldego are both in my top 5/10 wines this year. I haven't had much outside of the basics.
     
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  13. Menelaus

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    Same boat here. So many great producers but it’s pretty intimidating trying to get started! Sicily has my heart right now. Also been jamming on some Valtellina nebbiolos.
     
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  14. Rabid

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    That reminds me, I had this at a restaurant last week. It was delicious.
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    Cesanese is apparently a grape grown in the Lazio region near Rome.
     
  15. infected donkey

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    I remember in my young age of going to Italy for a trip and having nothing but house wine's and them being better than most I could have here in the states. Then through the past few years narrowed it down to that most of the house wines I had where Chianti's and went with any food.
     
  16. Menelaus

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    Back in Alabama for the week and keeping the Sicilian theme going.

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  17. Rabid

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    I'm getting my first allocation of Saxum tomorrow. I'm not sure how long I've been on the waitlist but the oldest email I could find is from 2014 thanking me for my continued wait.
     
  18. wes tegg

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    Where is that?
     
  19. Menelaus

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    In-laws backyard in HSV
     
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  20. Menelaus

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    2015 Ridge 3 Valleys paired with BBQ chicken and white sauce. Fuck yes

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  21. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    In today's edition of wine for poors it's Kirkland Chianti :yousoricky:
     
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  22. Rabid

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    2015 Chappellet Las Piedras for me tonight. I always enjoy this wine.
     
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  23. Rabid

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    Cross-posted with food thread. I’ve been craving a Chappellet Cab Franc (2014) ever since my tasting in late July. My weekends have been busy so we got a great Tuesday meal. Coffee rubbed steak, summer squash with basil and caprese salad.
     
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  24. M'ark Pepperonio

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    How do the California examples compare to the Loire?
     
  25. Rabid

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    Bigger. Much bigger. Honestly, it is more like a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon than Chinon. It strikes me as being more red fruited than Chappellet's cabs and I've been kind of in the mood for that which I think is a summer preference for me.
     
  26. wes tegg

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    *Quique

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  27. IHHH

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    How much do you pay for this bottle? Don’t answer if it makes you uncomfortable I am just trying to compare prices. It’s 73 $ up here
     
  28. Menelaus

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    Like $30 I think
     
  29. IHHH

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    Edit, it’s not that bad it’s like 38$ here. 73 was for the 1.5
     
  30. IHHH

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    If you guys recommend it I will pick a few up
     
  31. Menelaus

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    Anything by that producer is fantastic in my experience
     
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  32. Cheshire Bridge

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    Bout to open up a.........can of Underwood. ....Pinot Gris.
     
  33. Mr Mortisay

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  34. wes tegg

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    Yeah, it was awesome. Great recommendation.
     
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  35. Rabid

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    Drinking a 2013 DDO Laurene much too early. I should have known the French would have known how to deal with a wet harvest. Oh well, I'm down to 5 remaining Oregon 2013s. This weekend we drank through Sancerre and a syrah from the Columbia River Gorge. I remember the Syrah being better in person than it was now. I'm not sure if it part of being on vacation or if it was just in a dumb phase (2014 vintage).
     
  36. DistantFactor

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    I’m down to about 12 bottles of 13, sorry that one went early. I finally found one that had some life left, although Pinot doesn’t get appreciable better after about 7/8 years imo.

    Finally got out to wine country with kid #3 and the recommendation from my producers was drink 15 before 14 since it’s not going to get a ton better due to it being a really hot year.

    19 is going to be a stellar year I think, mild summer allowing for great grapes and a more delicate wine that I love.
     
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  37. Rabid

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    I needed to make room so I chose accordingly.
     
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  38. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Which producers re: 14 and 15 if you don't mind me asking? I have read some differing thoughts on those vintages so just curious.

    Generally, I havent hesitated much to drink higher abv or lower-end offerings from either vintage, but still have enough of both to lay down, particularly 2014.
     
  39. DistantFactor

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    Bergstrom and Penner Ash where the two I visited.

    With a recent third kid, 6 weeks ago, I decided to pair down wine clubs since I just dont have the time to visit as much. I have a great wine guy who gets me what I want for 10% above cost so being a wine club member at most places in Oregon doesn’t make sense.
     
  40. DistantFactor

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    Opened a 2014 Beaurx Freres Pinot last night and it was amazing. It was #3 wine on WS top 100 in 2016. Had plenty of life left but it was our anniversary and it looked tasty.
     
  41. allothersnsused

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    I got two bottles of 2013 Cab Sav from Heitz Cellar from a client yesterday. I do not know anything about wine but I do know this is substantially nicer than what I normally drink. Should I drink it now or wait?
     
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  42. wes tegg

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    Which one? They do several different Cabs. If you got the Martha's Vineyard, sit on it for a while (like 10 years) and write a really nice thank you note.
     
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  43. allothersnsused

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    Trailside Vineyard
     
  44. wes tegg

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    Still a nice bottle. It wouldn't be a tragedy to drink it now or anything, and it would taste good, but it could probably use a few more years.
     
  45. Rabid

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    If you drink it now, give it a 1-2 hour decant.
     
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  46. tjosu

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    Anyone done Napa/Sonoma in November? Looking at possibly heading to San Francisco the first part of Thanksgiving week and know it can generally be a little cooler but we'd like to do a couple nights up there if possible
     
  47. Señor Cockblock

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    Yes. We’ve done thanksgiving twice and it was awesome. Most recently, we stayed in pre-fire Santa Rosa and I remember it being cooler, but we saw sun and enjoyed it just as much as other times of year. Not as busy, so that adds to the enjoyment.
     
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  48. Menelaus

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  49. wes tegg

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    Opened this tonight for the Wazzu game. I bought a case when the GOAT wine store in Birmingham went out of business and sold everything at a huge discount.

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    It’s been a go-to cab for me for years. I’ve probably had 15 bottles of it. This one had a completely unique level of earthiness to it I’ve never tasted before. It wasn’t corked or otherwise flawed, it just tasted distinctly dirtier than usual.
     
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  50. Vito Corleone

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    L’Ecole is one of the 5 best wineries in WA imo. Their wines are always at a great price point. I always stop there when in walla walla for work as they have a great selection and always rotating bottles.

    14 had some extreme heat and very cold nights in the columbia valley section where I think they source their grapes. That might explain some of the earthiness. I’ve noticed that in a couple of my 14 bottles as well from that part of the AVA
     
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