Wine Thread

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

  1. REGGNECK

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    Ahhh yes Turley , favorite Zin of all time .
     
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  2. Mix

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    Well our plan has grown a lot and we're now in the process of putting about 12 acres under contract to act us our production space. Its Florida so 60% we're going to work on more funky natural stuff with some of the newer hybrids that are coming out and the other 40% will be imported grapes/juice from west coast and Europe. This allows us to work in all 3 tiers so also gonna be setting up a distributorship. Our test batches of vermouth have been wonderful so excited to really push for a new American style vermouth we can move.

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  3. construxboy

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    What magazine are you reading there?
     
  4. AlternativeFactsRule

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    Swank
     
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  5. ryno23

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    we have a pretty insane "Hour of Power" at 1pm Napa time during the marathon: TONS of VERY high-end Napa Cabernet and more from a two-time 100-point winemaker from a particularly special source...you'll be able to figure it out once it gets rolling. Don't miss!
    on LB
     
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  6. Dale Doback

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    so far i am in for the Tank Garage Wine
     
  7. roggins

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    I have bought three cases. 2 cabs and 1 cab franc. Have tasted all three. All three were very good. The price points are ridiculously low considering where he sources the wine. My only complaint is the packaging. I was surprised that I did not have any broken bottles during shipment. Packaging sucks. Pretty much nothing but cardboard.
     
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  8. FriendsofJtyler

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    Nvm
     
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  9. Iron Mickey

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    you hiring?
     
  10. Mix

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    Come join. Land we're targeting is currently an organic blueberry farm but most of that would be phased out for other fruits.
     
  11. Nole0515

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    decided to go shopping on my lunch break
     
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  12. Iron Mickey

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    the power hours are tedious

    napa cabs are boring don't @me
     
  13. Patface

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    AGGRESSIVE TAKE. But Napa Merlot's are better so I'll semi-allow it.
     
  14. FriendsofJtyler

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    Agree. I’ve been pretty happy with my haul today. Flux Red blend, Kaiken Mai Malbec, Tuscan red, a Central Coast pinot, and a Ken Wright pinot.
     
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  15. AlternativeFactsRule

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    I enjoy Napa cabs, but I’ll turn one down every day for a Malbec.
     
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  16. DistantFactor

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    Give me Barolo or give me death
     
  17. ryno23

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    There have been a few good ones
     
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  18. Iron Mickey

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    I'm not implying that I can't enjoy a Napa Cab-- I just find them severely overrated. I rarely reach for one on the shelf or on the menu, a few dishes aside.
     
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  19. pperc

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    A top Napa Cab is mind blowing imo. Second tier and lower end aren’t worth the price.
     
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  20. Iron Mickey

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    Yeah but at the top tier price point you can find some transcendent wines from Burgundy or Bordeaux as well imo and often with more complexity

    edit: with the admission that I'm new to the game and an unwashed rube
     
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  21. pperc

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    I’m not a huge Burgundy fan. Now Bordeaux’s to me resemble top flight Napa cab in depth and complexity. I’m talking 150-350 bottles. Not Screaming Eagle.
     
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  22. Iron Mickey

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    best big cab I've had was a 2003 spottswoode and it was really incredible, but not something I'll go way out of my way to do again
     
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  23. Yung/Embree

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    I feel the opposite actually. Right now, the wines being made in the $40-70 range in Napa offer better value than they have in my career at least. The wines $120+ are just...really unappealing to me more often than not, and I taste a lot of them for work. Screaming Eagle, I kid you not, is one of the least pleasant drinking experiences that I've ever had.

    Forman's Chateau la Grande Roche, Smith-Madrone, Lail Blueprint, Matthiasson, entry level Robert Craig even...these are all under $70, cellar worthy, and offer a shit ton of pleasure in any drinking window.
     
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  24. TheDKALife

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    Shit I'm just happy if I can find a 2016 Josh Cab.
     
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  25. wes tegg

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    8/28 is National Red Wine Day
     
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  26. pperc

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    yeah, definitely not Screaming Eagle range. I guess I'm spoiled with Corison, Pride, Boich...
     
  27. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    Inspired by recent thread conversation. A real treat after a long day.
     
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  28. TheDKALife

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    How did these turn out? I have three 2018 cabs. Bridgeline, Ehrlich, and Oakville. Still pretty novice at the wine game.
     
  29. Gallant Knight

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    The B cellars 2016 beckstoffer to Kalon is probably one of my favorite wines of all time
     
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  30. Yung/Embree

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    Opened up a 2012 CVNE Imperial Reserva last night and drank over the course of 4 hours in the decanter. It's a fucking fire hazard...all you taste is oak and alcohol. I know this is a baby and I've got a 2010 Imperial Gran Reserva in the cellar still but damn was this a let down. Fruit couldn't even come out to play on the final pour.
     
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  31. Jean-Ralphio

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    This fucks.
     

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  32. Jean-Ralphio

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    moving on.
     

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  33. Jean-Ralphio

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    Might be young but its so good.
     

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  34. Yung/Embree

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    What vintage? I've got some '15s. Also the Cote de Nuits-Villages from that domaine is fantastic for the money.
     
  35. Jean-Ralphio

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    17. absolutely amazing for the money.
     
  36. Nole0515

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    Orin Swift Slander Pinot
     
  37. Ball Gag Giorgio

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  38. Yung/Embree

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    Arnot-Roberts allocation day. Grabbed 3btls of '19 Trout Gulch and one mag of Watson Ranch. Love, love these wines.
     
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  39. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    :handshake:

    3 Trout Gulch
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    2 each of the rest

    I felt like I needed to order a case to justify the shipping/tax.
     
  40. Yung/Embree

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    I hear you. Luckily I can pick up at the winery, so saved $50 on shipping. I usually get an allocation of the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs for our platform, so held off on going too crazy. I've got a pallet of their Gamay Noir en route to our warehouse which is god damned delicious.
     
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  41. Rabid

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  42. Yung/Embree

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    Opened up a 2014 Sandhi Rita's Crown Chardonnay last night and that wine is a fucking laser beam. Incredible really, with a lot of life ahead.
     
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  43. Mix

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    Turned 35 so opened some good magnums. The 2014 Beaujolais was amazing.

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  44. THEBLUERAIDER

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  45. ryno23

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    Naw. Sign up for denegoce.com and find a couple people to split the cases with you. Those wince of the month clubs suck just like all other monthly clubs.
     
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  46. roggins

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    Find a local store and join a club there. Much better chance of getting good wine.
     
  47. CoastalOrange

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  48. Yung/Embree

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  49. Yung/Embree

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    About last night:

    2008 Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut -- I've been tasting through a lot of 08s recently and this is, by far, the most disappointing. The price is right, around $80, but much more pleasure in the Veuve vintage brut, Gimonnet Fleuron, and Charles Heidsieck.

    2016 ArPePe Rosso di Valtellina -- I won't act like this bottling is some profound, enlightening experience. But fuck me this wine is delicious. Really gained some texture and weight with about an hour and half of air but just about the idea mid-week stunner.
     
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  50. Menelaus

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    ArPePe is so fucking good. Great pricing for Barolo level Nebbiolo.