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BTW, hasn't Caymus been accused of doing the same thing, vastly increasing their output at the expense of quality? 80s Caymus was legendary but I've not had a vintage past 2000, and probably earlier.
And you people didn't believe me.
I will be back tomorrow. I assume NY still sucks?
So why can't they carry wine? That is, my local A&P has this crappy "cooking wine" which is low alc. but no regular wine at 12-13%.
Ah, I had (have) a lot from the 80s and 90s. I think the last vintage I bought was 95. I had a 92 the other night that was fine, but it was drunk in tandem with Clos Du Val, 93, which I thought was better.
Silver Oak is not my favorite but I've never disliked it.
Here are my "notes". I had the 1958 BV about 20 years ago and it remains the best California wine I've ever had (because I've not had the '51, nor the '41 Inglenook). It is fading, clearly--at least this bottle was--but it is still quite alive. Cork broke at the very bottom but was otherwise smooth and clean, no crumbling. Wine was cloudy and really never cleared up but there was hardly any sediment and no sediment tracks on the inside of the bottle at all. Hardly any...
ed, I thought you lived in NY state? It's illegal for grocery stores to carry wine (or anything over, I believe, 5% alc) in NYS. The WFs here in California have great wine selections, but the ones in Yonkers and White Plains have zero wine, though they do have some beer.
The Whole Foods at Ridge Hill in Yonkers is great--huge, never crowded, easy to park, and they validate (it's a pay lot). The WFs in Capitola and Santa Cruz are on another level, though, however they never have veal. Just visited the WH in Petaluma, very nice as well.
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