Wine Thread

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

  1. DistantFactor

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    I went onto total wine for a Denver location pickup and here are my picks sub $40:

    Penner ash $35
    Patricia Green $23
    Ken Wright Willamette Valley $20
    Adelsheim $20
    Soter planet Oregon Pinot $18(great value buy)
    Purple hands $23 (ken wrights son)
    Beaux Freres Pinot $73 (yeah it’s not under $40 but it might be my favorite Pinot right now)
    Stroller $23

    From this list my first tries would be Penner Ash, Adelsheim, Soter and Purple Hands
     
  2. Menelaus

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  3. Gallant Knight

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    not going to pretend i'm some sort of wine expert, but this was really really good. i think if you sign up for paul hobbs mailing list you can buy for $70 a bottle or something.
     
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  4. Yung/Embree

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    Guys, that's fucking awesome. Thank you.

    We don't have any single purchase codes but are doing $35 off first club shipment for new club members. Either way, the Division tasting should be awesome. Those wines are killer.
     
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  5. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

    joey jo-jo jr shabadoo you know for me, the action is the juice

    meant to post my own photo earlier, but i must have drank too much and forgot

    polished this bad boy off tonight...delicious

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  6. Yung/Embree

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    I've really come around on Forlorn Hope wines. They're crushable as fuck.
     
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  7. Nole0515

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    picked these up for mothers day tomorrow
     
  8. Rabid

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    There are more prestigious villages in Bourgogne but I don’t think there is any better value than Volnay. Paired with mushroom and ramp risotto.
     
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  9. pperc

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  10. Gallant Knight

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    I got six bottles so I’m happy to hear!

    I’m really excited about the Macaulay I ordered
     
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  11. Gallant Knight

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    I got six bottles so I’m happy to hear!

    I’m really excited about the Macaulay I ordered
     
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  12. pperc

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    I’m probably ordering another case. This can still use time in the bottle but it’s quite good today. It’s tight at first, opens amazingly, then loses edge after a while in the glass.
     
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  13. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Shit Denver has cheap prices (or maybe it's just Total Wine)
     
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  14. MB123

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    I took me a bit to warm up too but Im really liking what they make now as well. Also their tasting room in Napa is a nice break from all the stuffy tasting rooms in the area. Their winemaker and I think his assistant winemaker go down to Australia or New Zealand every year to do a harvest every Feb/March. Pretty sweet way of doing things.
     
  15. Menelaus

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    Escaped NYC and back in Bama. Spent all day smoking a pork butt, and opened a 2017 Piedrasassi Syrah. Needed a couple of hours in the decanter, but man did this pair nicely.

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  16. Nole0515

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    had a last minute switch of the menu and picked this up to pair with it. my first Chianti and it was great
     
  17. Nole0515

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  18. Gallant Knight

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  19. Gallant Knight

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    andddd i just got an email from cain. guessing some of yall did too

    Perfection with Age: Cain Five Vertical 6 pack

    2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Cain Five
    $750, Shipping Included*
     
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  20. HatterasJack

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    Coravin has been clutch the last few months. Have been dipping into some nicer bottles 1-2 glasses at a time. Took about 1.5-2 glasses beginning of April from a bottle of 2003 Insignia we received as gift. Had the rest last night and there was no deterioration, at least to any detectable degree. Have about 7-8 bottles that have been "accessed" in the cellar. Will be fun seeing how they all fare with some time.
     
  21. Yung/Embree

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    In my experience, Andy is a royal douchebag and many of the things he takes credit for (in this article and elsewhere) are chest puffing over exaggerations.
     
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  22. Gallant Knight

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    i just emailed and they have 2006 magnums available. if you want the info PM me
     
  23. Gallant Knight

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    seems like that was the consensus in the article but you had to kind of read through peoples' comments

    he's doing something right though.
     
  24. Yung/Embree

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    His comment about the winemakers is what's really gross. Like, Andy, you bought all this land after someone else developed its reputation and in 30 years, it's gonna be fucked because of your farming methods.
     
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  25. CoastalOrange

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    Purchased it over the weekend. Hoping the delivery comes in time for the virtual tasting this week. If not, will wait until next week. Excited for my first virtual wine tasting.
     
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  26. Gallant Knight

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    Excited about these

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  27. Rabid

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    This sounds kind of cool.

     
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  28. wes tegg

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    Must be nice not having these blue law blues...
     
  29. Nole0515

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  30. ryno23

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    For those looking in the $20 range, there are two offer from Scherrer that are worth checking out. Free shipping on a case and 50% off. You have to create an account but these are great for the original price let alone 50% off.

    2013 RRV PN and 2014 RRV Syrah
    https://scherrerwinery.com

    Edit: free shipping still applies to warm weather States but will not ship until the Fall. 20% off 2 day shipping if you want them shipped now.
     
  31. Tammy Chiggers

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    Follow up option expiration - am i actually going to have to have the balance available to purchase the 5 contracts (500 shares x market price ) if I let this expire?
     
  32. Gallant Knight

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    you're in the wine thread
     
  33. MODEVIL

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    I have some options on 2014 bordeaux style blends out of Napa
     
  34. Gallant Knight

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    so is 2016 widely regarded as the best year for napa cabs in the last few decades?
     
  35. Rabid

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    2007 IYAM
     
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  36. Gallant Knight

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    are you buying much 2017s?
     
  37. Rabid

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    I'm buying from producers I know and trust. The mountain cabs I've had (Chappellet, Diamond Creek) were very good. My guess is the valley floor is more of a minefield but that is my typical experience in any challenging vintage. The mountains benefit from being above the fog line in cold vintages and benefit from being high altitude in warm vintages so they actually see less variance in weather.
     
  38. Rabid

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    I'm really on a Syrah kick for the last couple years so I'm buying more of that. And overall I see more value in Washington that CA so I buy more WA wines but there are still some Napa wines I buy every year because they're delicious.
     
  39. Yung/Embree

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    I mean, most winemakers I work with/talk to still regard 2013 as their pinnacle and the top vintage that will hold up for long term drinking/selling.
     
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  40. pperc

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    2012 vs. 2013... go...
     
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  41. Rabid

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    In Napa, my bias would be 2013 but many winemakers may say 2012 because it was a bumper crop and they had more to sell. Both good vintages but I felt like 2013 had a bit more structure which I prefer.

    In Washington, no question 2013 for me. The 2012s were heralded out of the shoot but they're a bit bigger and less expressive to me.

    Oregon, 2012
     
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  42. Yung/Embree

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    ^^^ What he said
     
  43. Yung/Embree

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    I also think vintages that follow very difficult ones always get propped up, which IMO is the case with 2012. Funny, because now that we're almost a decade out, MANY 2011 wines from Napa (mainly hillside or mtn) are fucking beeeeeautiful.
     
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  44. pperc

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    My 2012 pride reserve cab got 100 from RP but now wondering how my 2013 is stacking up to it
     
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  45. Rabid

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  46. construxboy

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    Drinking a 13 Scherrer Zin right now. Good stuff.
     
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  47. Rusty Shackleford

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    Old and mature vines? I got some on the Berserker Day deal and really enjoyed it.
     
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  48. construxboy

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    Yep, that’s when I got mine.