Wine Thread

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  1. Yung/Embree

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    If you're wanting to get serious about collecting and storing, EuroCave is my top rec. It's $$$ but great customer service/warranty and I've been more than satisfied with mine. I've also got an off-site locker but that's really only necessary once you hit 20+ cases and are receiving wine consistently through the year IMO.
     
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  2. Gallant Knight

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    Just got a serious delivery

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  3. Gallant Knight

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    gave everyone who works for me a 2006 cain five when it got delivered last month. i think they were hoping for some of this too and had to tell them no way
     
  4. Nole0515

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    just pre-ordered this 2018 Almaviva Bordeaux Blend. I hate this whole waiting to drink bottles thing
     
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  5. Menelaus

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    I’ve had several offers to buy Almaviva...never pulled the trigger though
     
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  6. Nole0515

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    given its rating Im giving it a shot.
     
  7. CUAngler

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    I have the de negoce 66 and 68 coming next week. Going to give a few away for Christmas presents for work and write it off as a business expense if my accountant will let me.

    Was actually looking at the euro cave yesterday as we are about to get started building. What’s another 3k. Woof.
     
  8. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    Last bottle mystery boxes came in. Pretty happy with the results-especially on the $180. Have had Sandhi and Lutum before and enjoyed them.
     
  9. Rusty Shackleford

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    Old boss did it and still does to the best of my knowledge. You can’t do it anymore after the changes a couple of years ago. He decided to just risk that he wouldn’t get audited.
     
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  10. Nole0515

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    Shafer Hillside Select Cab has gotten multiple 100 ratings. anyone thinking of picking it up?
     
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  11. Rabid

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  12. Gallant Knight

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    Might have to pop some
     
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  13. Rabid

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    This 2011 Antinori Guado al Tasso is good. Really good.
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    It has a hint of green pepper and spice that reminds me of St. Julien. Maybe it’s the cool vintage but definitely more like BDX than CA. It’s my first time drinking one but I had been led to believe it was more ripe than most old world cab based blends (57% CS, 25% Merlot, 15% CF & 3% PV).
     
  14. Nole0515

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    Just opened Orin Swift Machete Red Blend
     
  16. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    Not Burgundy, but 2015 cru Beaujolais is hitting the spot for me lately. I also dove into one of my Arnot-Roberts Gamay, but that needs more time me thinks.
     
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  17. Rabid

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    I don’t know Les Deux Terres but I always recommend the village of Volnay as the best value in red burgundy. It’s not cheap but much less than peers of a similar high pedigree.
     
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  18. Mix

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    Starting our wine training with chardonnay.

    The two on the right are fantastic but that shit from Australia is fucking awful so if you see it somewhere avoid.

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  19. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    I love Monticello- been there both times I’ve been to Napa.

    I had recently one of their 89 Cabernet’s

    they have a good sparkling wine too.
     

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  20. Yung/Embree

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    I sell a loooooooooooot of Monticello. Good stuff!
     
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  21. Yung/Embree

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    BTW - If any of you are into learning about the true Sonoma Coast, I'm doing a zoom tasting with Andy Peay of Peay Vineyards Dec. 10 at 8pm eastern. Should have the wine pack up for sale tomorrow. Best Pinot Noir in CA right now, IMO.
     
  22. CoastalOrange

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    :peekaboo:
     
  23. wes tegg

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    Huge disservice to the board to post the back label of that bottle.
     
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  24. Nole0515

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    I was quite drunk. I'll fix it when I get home
     
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  25. Gallant Knight

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    had one of the 2015 hobbs $875 bottle after thanksgiving. it was v good, but i didn't like it any better than the "regular" expensive bottles of cab i have.

    the 2016 macauley beckstoffer to kalon is still probably my favorite bottle i've ever had. and if you email them they will sell some to you. it's like 260 a bottle. high recommend if anyone is looking for some expensive cab.
     
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  26. Yung/Embree

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  27. Nole0515

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  28. Nole0515

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    my last shipment of the year most likely besides the Almaviva. These will be for Xmas Dinner I think
     
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  29. Nole0515

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    just started this. as I decided to make Bolognese from scratch at 8:30 like a dumbass
     
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  30. Nole0515

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    bought this to cook with from Whole Foods. ended up with a glass left and its the best $10 bottle I've ever had
     
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  31. Mr Mortisay

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    Don’t need to email shit they’re exchanging them for money on their website. In for 3 after your Cain recommendation
     
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  32. Yung/Embree

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    Opened some Sandlands Carignan the other night and I'm not kidding when I say there might not be another wine on earth that offers that much pleasure and complexity for less than $30. Fuck me it was good.
     
  33. Gallant Knight

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    You will not be disappointed. Other recommendation is b cellars. They don’t sell at retail outlets so have to order online

    I have three cases being delivered Friday
     
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  34. Mr Mortisay

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    We were scheduled for a tour there, until we had to cancel our trips due to the wildfires.
     
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  35. Wu

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    Need wine cooler/fridge recommendations

    my parents’ one broke, I’d like $300ish price limit at 18-20 bottle size
     
  36. Menelaus

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    Have you tried buying a Yeti cooler and storing it inside a walk in fridge?
     
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  37. Wu

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    that’s what the kombucha is for
     
  38. Nole0515

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    i've got this one works great
     
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  39. Vito Corleone

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    For that size fridge, if you drink a lot of Burgandy varietals, make sure it'll have enough space between rows. I bought a 56 bottle one that can be a struggle to push the bottle in and pull it out due its larger structure. The reviews will probably have quite a few mentions if this is an issue with it.
     
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  40. Nole0515

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    Mine actually fits 20ish not 24
     
  41. BellottiBold

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    I'm merely a casual wine drinker but I was recently introduced to "Shangra Li mendo Savvy-B" from Florez wines in Santa Cruz and it's delicious imo
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  42. Menelaus

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    Happy Friday gents

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  43. Yung/Embree

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    Great, classic RRV Pinots right there Menelaus. Without a doubt their Mancini Ranch is my favorite Zin in California.
     
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  44. Menelaus

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    This one was delicious. It could have used maybe a bit more time in the cellar but really quality juice. Crushable and complex, huge cherry nose and long finish.
     
  45. Nole0515

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    was wondering if y'all could give me come recs on wine clubs?
     
  46. Gallant Knight

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    also interested. i have like 200 bottles of high dollar wine and 6 bottles that can be had on a random tuesday
     
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  48. Vito Corleone

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    Mostly familiar with PNW. Would recommend Maryhill if you want a wide variety and more options and L'Ecole 41 if you want the best value. Both have varietal and vineyard specific if you want to be more precise in your drinking, but many wines can be found around $20 and have some unique styles and varieties you typically won't find at many wineries. For example, L'Ecole does an exceptional Viognier every year that I think can compete with any other I have had, and it's maybe 18 dollars.

    If you do look into it, I would lean towards any whites L'Ecole does and Zinfandel from Maryhill to start.
     
  49. Yung/Embree

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    Grabbed these from the big Morrell black friday deal.
     

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  50. Rabid

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    Celebrating good health with take-out Steak Frites and 2010 Continuum, which is my wife’s favorite wine and I’m quite fond of it too.
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