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Wines from the past week. The Pahlmeyer was amazing as was the Telegraphe.

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Very nice...Pahlmeyer is one on my favorite wines.
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Drinking a 2010 Jean Paul Brun/Terres Dorees Cote de Brouilly. Very nice wine - a lot more tannic structure and color than I'd expect from Beaujolais, but its a nicely balanced wine all-round.
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I almost bought this on Fri
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some stuff from the weekend

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my new $19 everyday Burg
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I almost bought this on Fri

I'd say go back and get it. It could use another 6-12 months for the tannins to smooth out, I think, but still worth it.


How was that Arnot-Roberts? I'm very interested in them, but I've not had the chance to try any of their wines yet. Hopefully I can hunt some down when I head to California (in a month bounce2.gif .)


I feel that there's some really interesting stuff happening in California these days - small, independent producers making interesting and good wines, usually at fair prices. Broc Cellars, Bedrock, Arnot-Roberts, Birichino, Tercero, and Lioco come to mind. Maybe Dashe fits in there too, with their facility in Oakland - I bought a bottle of their Dry Creek Zinfandel yesterday. Will have to pop it soon.
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I think Mike Dashe was previously the head Zin winemaker at RIdge for quite some time. That said, I've never had one of his Zin's that really blew me away.
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so you also read the NYT article...

I don't read that liberal propaganda.
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Originally Posted by audiophilia View Post

Wines from the past week. The Pahlmeyer was amazing as was the Telegraphe.
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What year? I opened one of my 07s not too long ago. While drinking nice I decided to let the others sleep for another few years...maybe until 2017 for it's a round 10. I can't remember who turned me on to this, maybe Matt, but I'm a fran.
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'05. Too young, but still wonderful. I had an '05 Beaucastel in the same restaurant a week earlier, drinking even younger. I had the last bottle of 1999 Beaucastel a couple of months earlier at the same restaurant and the wine was mind blowing. A Top 5 wine for me.
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Originally Posted by Quatsch View Post

Drinking a 2010 Jean Paul Brun/Terres Dorees Cote de Brouilly. Very nice wine - a lot more tannic structure and color than I'd expect from Beaujolais, but its a nicely balanced wine all-round.
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This is my favorite 2010 bojo so far. On day 2 it gives a hint of what is in store if you left it rest for a few years.
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Need your help gang.

Please suggest Willamette Valley wineries to visit.

Reds of any type, though, we're going for the Pinots! Appt, no appt, shack or style, we don't much care. Just great wine.

Heard lots about Chehalem and I love Aubichon. That still leaves 10 wineries to plan smile.gif Your suggestions very much appreciated.

Also, for those who know Portland. We have a condo in the Pearl District. Res at Le Pigeon, cuz we love da Frenchy quizine!

Any suggestions for your favourite restaurants? Some consistency in the search, but wonder if our wine guys have a fav. Many thx.
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Originally Posted by audiophilia View Post

Need your help gang.
Please suggest Willamette Valley wineries to visit.
Reds of any type, though, we're going for the Pinots! Appt, no appt, shack or style, we don't much care. Just great wine.
Heard lots about Chehalem and I love Aubichon. That still leaves 10 wineries to plan smile.gif Your suggestions very much appreciated.
Also, for those who know Portland. We have a condo in the Pearl District. Res at Le Pigeon, cuz we love da Frenchy quizine!
Any suggestions for your favourite restaurants? Some consistency in the search, but wonder if our wine guys have a fav. Many thx.

The last and only time I was in Portland was a few years ago and the only night we had free we ate at Le Pigeon. If you are staying in the Pearl, walk a few blocks north to Vinopolis wine store.

As for wineries, these are all close together just north of Salem:
Cristom
St. Innocent
Bethel Heights
Evesham Wood

You should also check out these but they may require apptst:
Westrey
Patricia Green
Brick House
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I'd say go back and get it. It could use another 6-12 months for the tannins to smooth out, I think, but still worth it.
How was that Arnot-Roberts? I'm very interested in them, but I've not had the chance to try any of their wines yet. Hopefully I can hunt some down when I head to California (in a month bounce2.gif .)
I feel that there's some really interesting stuff happening in California these days - small, independent producers making interesting and good wines, usually at fair prices. Broc Cellars, Bedrock, Arnot-Roberts, Birichino, Tercero, and Lioco come to mind. Maybe Dashe fits in there too, with their facility in Oakland - I bought a bottle of their Dry Creek Zinfandel yesterday. Will have to pop it soon.

You should try to get on the list at Bedrock. One of the few lists I have stayed on (along with Rhys) as the bulk of their wines never make it outside their list. Very affordable and their access to historic zin vineyards is ridiculous. I was turned on to Lioco about a year ago as one of the guys in our SF office is a partner in the winery and agree that they are putting out some solid interesting wines. Also add Littorai to your list if it is not on your radar.
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Steve Doerner at Cristom is one of the most talented winemakers in OR.  Used to work at Calera.  Nice guy too.

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The last and only time I was in Portland was a few years ago and the only night we had free we ate at Le Pigeon. If you are staying in the Pearl, walk a few blocks north to Vinopolis wine store.
As for wineries, these are all close together just north of Salem:
Cristom
St. Innocent
Bethel Heights
Evesham Wood
You should also check out these but they may require apptst:
Westrey
Patricia Green
Brick House

many thx
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