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Domaine de la Chaponne
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09 Morgon tonight. I have decided that cru Beaujolais is a bargain.

Hopefully it will stay that way. It seems to be creeping up in price the last couple of years. Opened up an '03 Roilette earlier in the week. Interesting experience.
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Going to have a 2009 Peay Vineyards Viognier Estate tonight with some shrimp pasta. Sadly, Peay is pricing itself out of my willingness to pay. It's a shame as I've met one of the brothers a couple of times and he's a great guy.
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Drinking this while I cook:

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that wine's a sweet value.

Going tasting at Tablas Creek tomorrow. Very excited.
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that wine's a sweet value.

Going tasting at Tablas Creek tomorrow. Very excited.

Oh man, wish I was in Paso. How long are you there for? You have to eat at one of these places: Artisan, Villa Creek, or Bistro Laurent. Villa is very cool and has makes wine (we're on the mailing list) so you might like there.

Tablas..they are going to be all about their Esprit de Beaucastel. Trust me on this and the story is pretty cool (if you don't know it I'll let them tell you.) Given Mrs. Piob is all about Grenache we like their Côtes de Tablas southern Rhone style wine.

Go to Booker if they're open. Also, L'Adventure.
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Drinking this while I cook:
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Never heard of this, tasting notes?

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Eight USD for the bottle. Fruity, soft tannins, enough oak for some vanilla. Just a cheap but drinkable wine for kitchen work.
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Eight USD for the bottle. Fruity, soft tannins, enough oak for some vanilla. Just a cheap but drinkable wine for kitchen work.

Like a pepsi before sleeping time ;)

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Now, the Peay Viognier. That was a bottle of wine! A luscious one full of tropical fruit, lemon zest, honeysuckle with a great mouth feel.
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anyone here big israeli wine fans?

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anyone here big israeli wine fans?

If that is your thing the WSJ and Wine Spectator both tend to run an article around Passover on Israeli wines and offer reviews. They have made strides in quality in the last decade but I have yet to come across one that I would call a good QPR (quality to price ratio). The wine scene is ever changing, so I'll never say never, but I think they will continue to be a niche market for the foreseeable future.
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i agree with the "QPR" problem. the whole country is the size of new jersey with limited amounts of suitable room to grow. the country has various different climatic regions. i think this may be one of the main reasons of the high asking price. i recently tried an excellent bottle from Israel. it was the 2003 Yarden Katzrin. definitely over priced but i wasnt the one paying for it at the time.

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Last 2 weeks or so



Lehmann's The Futures Shiraz '08 is really nice. Very new world I guess, full and rich mouthfeel, jammy. Interesting shiraz.

The Bruciato drank good like the last time (tanninic, so could probably use some cellaring, but see below).

I think I preferred the Marchesi di Barolo Arneis over the Damilano, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Quite strong in taste, a tad alcoholic.

For the Boeuf Bourguginon, we opened a bottle of Lapoutier '08 Pinot Noir, however it was very sour in taste, not like the last times. So we finally went for the Gigondas '10, quite nice, but I figure it'd improve with time because it still is quite tanninic (that's just a guess though because I've never had an older wine).
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