Wine Thread

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  1. Menelaus

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    Had a thought today....anyone down to share their cellars here? Easy to pull and post if you have cellar tracker. Could drive some good discussion I think
     
  2. DistantFactor

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    I need to update my cellar tracker but am down.
     
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  3. Rabid

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    Extremely creative. I'm Wine Gopher on CT.
     
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  4. Menelaus

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    You....have a lot of wine.
     
  5. Rabid

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    I refer to it as hoarding.
     
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  6. Menelaus

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    I'm trying to get like you, fam.

    I live in a Manhattan apartment so storage is limited for now (especially with a nine-month old). I tend to lean Rhone Valley, and rarely buy several bottles of same wine (again, due to storage). Otherwise I typically like to explore and probably drink some too early as I'm really only about 3-4 years into true appreciation. I have another 15-20 bottles back home in Alabama as well, but don't have them in CT right now. Here's what I am sitting on right now, cheap stuff and all (about 50 bottles)

    1 2018 Agnès et René Mosse Bangarang
    1 2016 Andrew Murray Syrah Tous les Jours
    1 2010 AR.PE.PE. Valtellina Superiore - Sassella Stella Retica Riserva
    1 2011 Aurelien Verdet Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes
    1 2014 AXR Chardonnay
    1 2017 Bodega Chacra Chardonnay Mainque
    1 2010 Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea
    2 2017 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
    1 2001 Château de la Gardine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Generations Gaston Philippe
    1 2015 Château Haut-Brisson
    1 2016 Château Maucoil Côtes du Rhône Villages
    1 2015 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
    1 2006 Dom Pérignon Champagne
    1 2017 Domaine Bzikot Pére et Fils Bourgogne Blanc
    1 2015 Domaine Bzikot Pére et Fils Volnay
    1 2012 Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape
    1 2016 Domaine du Cayron Gigondas
    1 2006 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
    1 2017 DOMAINE DU SOMAIL Minervois Le Vin de Plume
    1 2016 Domaine Eleni et Edouard Vocoret Chablis Le Bas de Chapelot
    1 2017 Domaine Julie Benau Robot Cochon
    1 2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape
    1 2009 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde
    1 2016 Frequency Wine Company GSM
    1 2014 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Rutherford
    1 2014 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon
    1 2012 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino
    1 2009 Jean-Louis Chavy Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières
    1 2015 Johann Michel Cornas
    1 2015 M. Chapoutier Cornas Les Arenes
    1 2017 M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila-Haut
    2 2015 Maculan Cabernet Sauvignon Breganze Palazzotto
    2 2018 Marcel Lapierre Morgon
    1 2018 Martha Stoumen post flirtation
    1 2015 Mayacamas Vineyards Chardonnay
    1 2014 Mayacamas Vineyards Merlot
    1 2014 Newton Chardonnay Unfiltered
    1 2013 Oddero Barolo
    1 2016 Penfolds Shiraz Bin 28 Kalimna
    1 2017 Piedrasassi Syrah
    1 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia
    2 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Crianza Viña Cubillo
    1 2016 Raul Pérez Bierzo Ultreia el Rapolao
    1 2017 Tensley Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard
    1 2010 Xavier Vignon Châteauneuf-du-Pape
     
  7. Rabid

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    I lost my job in the recession when my company shut down my department. I had become hooked on going to nice restaurants and having sales people that were more knowledgeable than myself ordering for the table. So once I had a new job I started learning more and buying things to cellar in 2009-10 (2007 vintage). I lived in a condo and progressed from a couple wine racks to a wine refrigerator and then external storage at a local store. We moved in to a house and built a cellar when we remodeled the basement. The cellar holds about 4-5 years of our consumption so I mostly buy things in 2-3 bottle increments and leave it for 2-3 years or longer before starting to consume (depending on what it is).

    I'm a big fan of rhone varietals (primarily WA or the actual Rhone), Pinot (Burgundy & Oregon primarily) and Cab (Napa and to a lesser extent BDX & WA in my cellar). I like Italian and Spanish wines as well but there can be more variance and I end up with less in my cellar.

    That is my story.
     
  8. Menelaus

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    That's awesome. I'm still figuring out what I like, love, and will pay up to keep. I've thought about getting some off-site storage here, but given the cost and the fact that I'm probably not in NYC for that much longer, I think I'll probably keep around the levels I have now.

    Use a mail order service called Grapes: The Wine Company based out of White Plains that is a top buyer in the area. They send several daily emails for consistently great selections out of their warehouse/store at great prices, and free delivery into the city. Have also recently joined Garagiste out of WA but havent gotten any shipments yet.
     
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  9. Rabid

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    We buy a bunch direct from wineries that we've visited which is a primary reason we have more US than foreign. Otherwise I buy primarily from a local store, Full Pull Wines in Seattle (great access to WA wines I can't get here) and JJ Buckley out of Oakland that I use for imports.
     
  10. bakonole

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    Edit: now it loaded.
    Original post: celebrated our buddies 40 recently and one of our dudes was responsible for the wine on opening night. He insisted and didn’t disappoint.
     

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  11. Rabid

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  12. wes tegg

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    The judge my dad clerked for who became one of his best friends was named Joseph Phelps. Unrelated to the winery, but pops used to always buy their wine out of sentimentality.
     
  13. Vito Corleone

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    Expensive sentiment
     
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  14. Menelaus

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    I have a Sicilian problem

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  15. AlternativeFactsRule

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    I feel like most of the time someone says this, people end up getting shot.
     
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  16. colonel_forbin

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    I went over the new year holiday two years ago. 50s at night but it was in the 80s during the day.
     
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  17. colonel_forbin

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    Back down here?
     
  18. Menelaus

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    Atlanta hopefully. We will see
     
  19. CTownND

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    Flying to Napa tomorrow for my sister's wedding and fly back Monday morning. I've got time for two vineyard tastings Friday, maybe a tasting room or two in downtown Napa on Saturday, and another vineyard on Sunday.

    I didn't know you needed a reservation so far in advance for a lot of them (Stag's Leap, Opus One, Quintessa, etc.) but here's what I have so far. Any recommendations for the open spots or thoughts on what I have?

    Friday
    10:30 AM - Round Pond estate tasting
    12:00 PM - Robert Mondavi tour and tasting

    Saturday
    [Open - staying at Silverado golf course, any good tasting rooms close by?]

    Sunday
    12-2 PM - Brunch at V Sattui
    2 PM - Open after this. Saw Silver Oak can do walk in tastings? Any other recs?
     
  20. Cawgs or Gie!

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    If you're going to silver oak, check out http://www.gargiulovineyards.com/

    Great wine and there are guitars on the wall you can play.
     
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  21. Heavy Mental

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    I can’t recommend Darioush enough.

    State of the art tasting room and delicious wines. They make probably my favorite cabernet.

    The owner had the architects recreate an ancient building in the city of Persepolis (one of the capitals of the Persian Empire) as the main winery/tasting room. Looks like ancient ruins, thought it was very cool.

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  22. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    Chateau Montelena is a historic vineyard. (35 min drive) but it will put you close to spring mountain. Tasting is commercialized, but beautiful property you can walk around

    Grgich Hills is about 20 min away.

    Monticello vineyards is close (8 min drive). I’ve been twice and have a good relationship with the owner. They’re a small producer, but great hospitality and great wine.
     
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  23. Señor Cockblock

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    V Sattui is hell on earth.

    Round Pond Estate tasting will be amazing. Make sure you get to sit outside.
     
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  24. MB123

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    If you are going to be up there for brunch, I would recommend going to Charter Oak instead of V Sattui if you can.

    Some wineries in that area I like are Cain, Stony Hill, Spottswoode, and Corrison winery.

    If you do check out Darioush, it may be fun to follow up with it’s sister winery, Ashes and Diamonds.
     
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  25. pperc15

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    Seconded for Corison
     
  26. Cawgs or Gie!

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    Round Pond is pretty good. View is probably better than the wine. Olive oil is great. Food is pretty good too.

    My experience was probably dampened by the fact that we were in a hurry to get to silver oak release party.
     
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  27. Señor Cockblock

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    Our last visit to RP in 2017 wasn’t too inspiring, but the tasting were excellent in prior years.

    The olive oil tasting is the shit.
     
  28. chopcity

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    Is there an app you can input the wine you have and it'll tell you when to drink it?
     
  29. CTownND

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    Haha unfortunately V. Sattui is the one we *have* to go to - my sister and fiance/husband booked the big family brunch there on Sunday, so I'm locked in.

    Sounds like I'll be wanting to finish up somewhere else Sunday afternoon though.
     
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  30. Rabid

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    CellarTracker.
     
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  31. Rabid

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    I received a shipment of wine today. I was putting bottles away and all of a sudden about 5 of them started slipping forward and falling neck first. As they fell, they bumped others and those started leaning or falling. I was fortunate they were only 3 feet above the floor and I was able to break their fall with my lap. From what I can tell, only one bottle was damaged with just a small crack in the neck/shoulder area. It looks like I'll be drinking 2014 De Ponte Cellars Estate Pinot tomorrow.
     
  32. Menelaus

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    Yikes. That is terrifying
     
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  33. DistantFactor

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    On the bright side I love how the 2014 Pinots are tasting right now.
     
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  34. Rabid

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    Fortunately, that is the one vintage I have a pair of too.
     
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  35. DistantFactor

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    I’d just call that fate then. Let me know what you think of the 14. Plenty of life left for them to age but still really good spot for the ones I’ve opened.
     
  36. Cheshire Bridge

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    What all did you get?
     
  37. Rabid

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    It was our fall club shipment from De Ponte. I think it was 2 clay hills which is their everyday drinker, 2011 Dundee Hills, 2016 Reserve, 2016 Dundee Hills and 2016 Lonesome Rock Ranch.
     
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  38. Rabid

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    Here is the bottle. The crack was longer than I realized but minimal leakage. There was also damage at the spout once I removed the foil.
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    It tastes delicious.
     
  39. Cheshire Bridge

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    Been meaning to ask....what are your five favorite cabs? Under $100?
     
  40. Rabid

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    From Napa, Chappellet and Frog’s Leap immediately come to mind. I’m about to cook dinner so I’ll think of more and post after.
     
  41. Rabid

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    In Washington-Their Syrah is better but I love everything Gramercy Cellars does and the cab is 60-ish. Andrew Will makes some great cab/merlot blends that are in that $80-100 range. Betz is really good around that too. Quilceda Creek CVR can also be excellent (although it’s worth paying up for the main bottling). Pepper Bridge, L’Ecole (Ferguson), Spring Valley Vineyard (Uriah, Frederick or Derby) are all really good and closer to $50 than $100 too.

    There is a bunch of really good Washington cabs at like $25-40 that drink like $50-75 Napa. Names that come to mind are Tulpen, and Saviah.

    I can look later on stuff I like in Napa because I’m not sure on price creep. Knights Valley tends to be pretty damn good AVA in Sonoma and would likely be under $100.

    Stylistically, I like understated, balanced wines that go well with food more than the bigger wines. So Caymus, Silver Oak, etc have their place but I don’t really buy them. I’d rather have some earth, pencil lead and herbal notes to go with fruit rather than fruit dominant.
     
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  42. Cheshire Bridge

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    Really nice.
     
  43. Fast Eddie

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    Rabid what are you celebrating with?!

    Congrats on the W!
     
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  44. HatterasJack

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    Pencil lead/graphite is a tasting note I struggled for years to put my finger on. It came across in a lot of high end wines that I really enjoyed but couldn’t quite describe when looking for others. Was at a nice tasting about 5 years ago that had several vintages of Insignia and the host used pencil lead in describing one in particular and it hit me. One of my favorite tasting notes to find now.
     
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  45. Cheshire Bridge

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    Prolly gonna go with this, Isoceles, Frias and a St emilion from chateau Orisse (2012) for thanksgiving.
     
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  46. VASooner

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  47. Cheshire Bridge

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    Actually opened a bottle of Faust last night and finished it today
     
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  48. VASooner

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    I'm a fan, you know what you're getting. I typically have a couple on hand.
     
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  49. Nole0515

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    My sister and I decided to not do gifts for Christmas and just split a bottle of Cab. 150-200 range. I was thinking 2015 Caymus Special Selection. what yall got?
     
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