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Apparently, the other industry people in Oregon revile Bergström as making "California-style Pinot." gasp!
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Additionally, Patricia Green, Adelsheim and Bergstrom make some pretty nice pinots. Sass is very drinkable for the price. Frankly, I can't spend $50 on Oregon Pinot when you can get good Burgundy for the same price. Some people love them though.

I wish I would come across a Patty Green here in MA, that's another one where I have heard only great things.
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The Chateau Simard is awesome, I have had several this year. Also that 2004 Cornas is fucking amazing. The Bandol probably needs another 5 years to soften up.
I had a 2007 Chateau Tire pe Diem last night. Really, really nice bord. $10. Probably get a case this week. I have noticed that Jenny & Francois always have really great values.

The Simard was nice but the Cornas was indeed very good and was happy I was able to get the last bottle in the store.

This is the bottle I am currently working on and whats on deck in the background.

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post #12169 of 18181
Both of those Bandols are great.
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I am curious. Do you guy's find Bandol's easily in your wine stores? I have only found two small places locally that have have one maybe two Bandol's if I am lucky. I went to Total Wine yesterday and looked to see if I could find any there. Didn't find any on my own so I asked the sales lady and she said she never even heard of Bandol wines. I guess I am going to have to look online.
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whoops = deleted my own poast...
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I am curious. Do you guy's find Bandol's easily in your wine stores?

I have no problem finding it, but prices always seem to be between $22-40 with nothing more and nothing less. A shame when you can find a nice $12 Bordeaux.
post #12173 of 18181
i find bandol rose more readily than red around here
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Some recent pours from our month-long trip to Kauai - it was hot and we ate mostly fish so the focus was on refreshing whites and a bit of pinot noir - really enjoyed the Ramey and Merry Edwards; Au Bon Climats were nice; the A to Z Oregon stuff was really cheap, but did the trick... Lioco was astringent and unpleasant.

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Some cellar additions - a little bit of syrah ('04 Cornas and Rotie, some recent Graillot Crozes-Hermitage), a few bottles of Merry Edwards SB and a little bit of Cali Cab ('03 Heitz MV and '09 Caymus SS) for laying down for while...

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Ch Montelena Zin was last night with some grilled skirt steak - a beefy and juicy wine.

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You always strike me as somebody who has a really solid idea about how to live life well.
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Lots of great wine

Thats a pretty serious haul. Love Côte Rôtie, I was eyeing that Domaine Jamet for a birthday bottle.
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Yum.
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You always strike me as somebody who has a really solid idea about how to live life well.

Well, it certainly helps to have a long-suffering wife who either shares or tolerates your interests - I suspect I'm preaching to the choir, though. My kids would crack-up when we opened the Merry Edwards SB - to them it's the bare bum wine...
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Thats a pretty serious haul. Love Côte Rôtie, I was eyeing that Domaine Jamet for a birthday bottle.

I'm reading the excellent "Wines of the Northern Rhone" by John Livingstone-Learmonth. Check it out if you have an interest in those wines - really nice analyses of the wines and makers.
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Well, it certainly helps to have a long-suffering wife who either shares or tolerates your interests - I suspect I'm preaching to the choir, though. My kids would crack-up when we opened the Merry Edwards SB - to them it's the bare bum wine...
I'm reading the excellent "Wines of the Northern Rhone" by John Livingstone-Learmonth. Check it out if you have an interest in those wines - really nice analyses of the wines and makers.

I'll do that on the double. I aim on being in the Northern Rhône this fall making some of those wines biggrin.gif
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I hear this is a favorite of Joel Robuchon. I need to try it one day.
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