Wine Thread

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

  1. Rabid

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    Yes, I’ve sourced some from there over the years and also found some on restaurant lists and a few bottles at retail.
     
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  2. Gallant Knight

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    My winebid discovery was expensive

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  3. Rabid

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    That is a healthy price per bottle. Mine is about 60% less.
     
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  4. Gallant Knight

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    Got 3 bottles of realm to kalon and 5 2016 dominus that drove it up a bit
     
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  5. Boo MFer!

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    You got any Yellow Tail in there? Cupcake? Barefoot?
     
  6. Gallant Knight

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    Drank enough yellow tail in law school to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool
     
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  7. OZ2

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    I have a friend that is part owner

    (not much different from being a Packers owner).
     
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  8. Rabid

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    Part owner of DDO? Is he a Drouhin?
     
  9. OZ2

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    I misread your post, there is a winery (I’m sure you have had) that’s literally named Willamette Valley and I was doing that speed reading thing where you don’t take in all the details.

    nevermind, carry on.
     
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  10. Rabid

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    Understood. When I referenced Willamette Valley I meant it was my last wine from the entire valley for that vintage rather than the winery named after the valley.
     
  11. DistantFactor

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    Laurene is good stuff. Cracked a 2016 temperance hill from Bergstrom to get through that horrible Cal game. First time in a while I was wowed at the first sip.
     
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  12. 49ers169

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    Big regret not doing a bottle while we were out in Walla Walla at one of the restaurants.
     
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  13. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Complete novice here, but I’m looking to buy a case/a few bottles for thanksgiving. I like Cabernets and Sauvignon Blancs, although I rarely drink whites. Any suggestions on where I can get a decent to good case that won’t cost me thousands? No one in my family will be able to tell bad wine from good wine, for what it’s worth. I would just like to expand my knowledge and tastes.
     
  14. Yung/Embree

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    Where do you live? Depending on that, can easily help put together a mixed case from my spot or something local that won't break the bank.
     
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  15. THEBLUERAIDER

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    I live in Middle Tennessee. Tons of wineries around here, but many of them are pretty shitty, I think. Thanks a lot for any recs.
     
  16. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    For Sauvignon Blanc I like Friuli and Alto Adige in Italy and New Zealand. If you stick around 15-20/bottle you should be pleased. As far as USA, Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc is solid in that price range.

    Cab can be a bit more difficult especially in Napa to find good value for money. You can probably find some 2016 or 2017 right bank Bordeaux under $30 that should be good. Margaret River in Australia is generally a good region to find values.
     
  17. Rabid

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    I’m also a big fan of Sancerre for Sauv Blanc but it will typically run you 20-25. If you want to try it just get one and supplement it with cheaper wines like NZ or even Chile. NZ is really hard to beat for the price but it can be fun to explore. Sancerre is more grassy and herbal and NZ is more tropical fruity.

    For quality cab at lower prices you can also look at Chile (not a favorite of mine but people like it) and Washington in the U.S.

    For my tastes, cab will overpower Turkey. You may not care about pairing, but if you do, I prefer something lighter like Pinot noir or Beaujolais (Gamay grape). Pinot isn’t cheap but you should be able to find high quality Beaujolais for $10-15 at any reputable wine store (pronounced Bo-zha-lay).
     
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  18. wes tegg

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    Can you ship to Alabama?
     
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  19. Yung/Embree

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    I wish. Just waiting on them to repeal some antiquated liquor laws...
     
  20. Gallant Knight

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    went to napa with some friends a month ago and the people who live in arkansas had to get stuff shipped from half of the places we visited to texas because i guess if you produce over a certain number of cases arkansas wont let you ship there
     
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  21. wes tegg

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    The DTC laws have changed a bit as of August 1.
     
  22. Gallant Knight

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    also the tasting at cardinale was sick
     
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  23. wes tegg

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    Even when they can ship here, it has to go directly to a state-owned liquor store and you have to pay a per-bottle tax to pick them up.
     
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  24. Gallant Knight

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    Lol how much is the tax
     
  25. Dr. Richard Cranium

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  26. wes tegg

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    Not much at all. It's less than a dollar.
     
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  27. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Nice. I missed this. Thanks.
     
  28. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    Not quite EE level, but a really enjoyable celebratory dinner for my cousin. They’re not wine freaks like I am (and to be fair this was my first “first growth” Southern Rhone), but it was really nice hearing this is the best wine I’ve ever had multiple times.



    disclaimer: dinner was not at TRaM- I just used as a backdrop.
     
  29. Gallant Knight

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    I have like 12 cases of wine in my office that I need to take to storage

    such a pain in the ass taking everything from office to working garage and then either to storage or carrying it up to second floor of my
    House
     
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  30. ryno23

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    :cmonson:
    You don't have an offsite with concierge to accept/sort new arrivals?
     
  31. Yung/Embree

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    What's everyone drinking for Thanksgiving?
     
  32. Gallant Knight

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    Not making the same mistake I did last year. Some cheap shit
     
  33. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    [​IMG]
     
  34. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    It’ll be small again this year and my dad appreciates good wine so I am thinking about opening a 2017 Y. Clerget 1er Santenots, a 2014 Fantesca Chardonnay, and a NV Lanson Extra Age Brut.
     
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  35. Vito Corleone

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    GF invited a bunch of friends over so that means nothing from the cellar. Here have this bottle I have been saving. It will really go well with the 5 double IPAs or White Claws you just drank.
     
  36. Yung/Embree

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    Wife and I moved into the biggest apartment we've ever lived in this past spring, so we get to host our first ever Thanksgiving. Food and bev should be great since all of our guests are wine industry. I'm hopeful they'll bring some fun bottle, but I'm opening:

    Ca del Bosco 2002 Franciacorta
    Ceritas 2017 Peter Martin Ray Chardonnay
    Jonata 2005 La Sangre de Jonata
    Jean Grivot 2004 Echezeaux
     
  37. Mr Mortisay

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    As long as the thread is ok with it I’m just going to bask in the glow of my SingleThread stanning. Definitely going to stay there the next time we go
     
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  38. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    I've had a couple of good sub $20 bottles of Pinot from Napa, which I never knew was really a thing before.
     
  39. THEBLUERAIDER

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    #2989 THEBLUERAIDER, Nov 20, 2021
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  40. Yung/Embree

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    To be honest, the food in NYC was pretty middling. Hopefully they nail it down there.
     
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  41. Rabid

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  42. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    My parents friends enjoy nice things and got my parents a bottle of opus one. My parents do not drink wine. The bottle was sitting around for a while and we had arranged for a night out with a bunch of friends and family, including the couple that bought the opus one. Parents thought it would be a good time to open the bottle and enjoy it with the couple out of red solo cups in the back of a limo. I did quite enjoy my pour though. :deerstandnotkneel:
     
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  43. roggins

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    A28AB822-7724-426D-8EB7-26B6ACED3B5A.jpeg What do we open first?
     
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  44. Gallant Knight

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    Drink the palmaz and decant that caymus
     
  45. roggins

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    That’s the plan. That Caymus needed almost 90 mins in the decanter last time.
     
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  46. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    So my dad stole the show with this 08 Ridge

     
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  47. TC

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    Cabernet with pecan pie :thumb:
     
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  48. Iron Mickey

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    Had a 15 Croix Mouton with prime rib for dinner. Banged, honestly, tho I realize I’m in a lower tax bracket than some of y’all.
     
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  49. VaxRule

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    I don’t like pecan pie.

    There. I said it.
     
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  50. TC

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    I’m your basic southerner
     
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