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My wife has a glass. I have the other 3 and change. smile.gif
Drank this on Friday night. Was really shocked at the quality for the value. 2007 Rhone is drinking great right now and for around $32 this was a steal. I was pretty skeptical to Chateauneuf that cheap.
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I've got some very fond memories of '07 southern Rhone. Isn't 2009 or 2010 supposed to be even better?
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2009 seems good for just about everything in France.
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The 2007 Cypress cuvee from Kermit Lynch is killer for like $16 Some sort of Rhone blend.
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I think I'd buy anything that was French from Kermit Lynch, particularly Rhone and Loire. Now I'm craving a bottle of Gigondas or CdP. Never had a Vacqueyras.
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I've got some very fond memories of '07 southern Rhone. Isn't 2009 or 2010 supposed to be even better?

Both '09 and '10 are considered excellent but the only better vintage of the last couple decades has been 2005, and then 1998 before that.
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Had a 2004 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon last night. It was nice - the quality of the tannins was the most impressive thing. Excellent structure and strong, but still smooth and finely textured, if that makes any sense. Difficult to describe.
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Had a 2004 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon last night. It was nice - the quality of the tannins was the most impressive thing. Excellent structure and strong, but still smooth and finely textured, if that makes any sense. Difficult to describe.

How much did you pay for it if you don't mind me asking? There is a 2000 at a small local shop for like $170. Sounds ridiculous.
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$170 can get you 2-3 bottles of really awesome wine.
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$170 can get you 3-4 just plain awesome bottles of wine.
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Had a 2004 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon last night. It was nice - the quality of the tannins was the most impressive thing. Excellent structure and strong, but still smooth and finely textured, if that makes any sense. Difficult to describe.

How much did you pay for it if you don't mind me asking? There is a 2000 at a small local shop for like $170. Sounds ridiculous.

Take note there is Caymus and Caymus Special Select. That 2000 is probably the SS.

Last night had a $7 Beauj. Will not buy again. Watery, acidic and a taste of weak koolaide. 2010 Georges Dubœuf Gamay Beaujolais Special Selection.
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The price suddenly dropped from yesterday! I have yet to come across a bottle of wine I would buy again for under $9.
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I've had a few. Dibon Cava comes to mind. Monte Antico from the Zachy's sale. Cheap Provence rose when it's 150 out is always nice. Heck, even the Jaboulet Parallelle 45 is $9 or $10 at the store next to me.
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A coworker has been on my case for years about going to Zachy's. But I don't have a car and I am too lazy to rent one and trek out there. Damn, I have a hard time making it to Crush.
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take Metro North to Scarsdale and Z's is right across the station. It's a good store with great tastings and the sales can be really great. Even so, I usually need a reason to go out there.

Until then, focus on Crush and the Bachelet burg.
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How much did you pay for it if you don't mind me asking? There is a 2000 at a small local shop for like $170. Sounds ridiculous.

Thats the best part. I didn't pay for it. My uncle's girlfriend told me to pick out a bottle of wine when I was over at their house for dinner last night and said "Oh and we've got a bottle of Caymus somewhere." It was that or a 2002 Silver Oak.


However, I'm about 99% certain that current vintages of Caymus (normal) Cabernet run at $60/bottle and the Special Selection is like $110-120 on release. All that being said, I would not pay $60 for Caymus when I can have a Ladera Napa Valley at $35.
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