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Family sent some fresh caught then frozen walleye fillets to us. We'll be pan frying it, and inspired by heismatt, a bottle of Merry SB.

As they say in Ontariario, that's a good eatin' fish.
We arrive in Muskoka on Thursday and I'm really looking forward to some pickerel.

Nothing beats a real shore lunch.
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Drinking amazingly, after 30 min this was singing, so much fruit! However this was unquestionably a Pinot, a lil hot initially but after half an hour it was very integrated with a really nice finish.
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Drinking amazingly, after 30 min this was singing, so much fruit! However this was unquestionably a Pinot, a lil hot initially but after half an hour it was very integrated with a really nice finish.

Aha, never heard of this. Glad you enjoyed it!

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Aha, never heard of this. Glad you enjoyed it!

I actually had dinner with the winemaker, Adam Lee, at L'Etoile in Madison, it was an absolutely fabulous meal and fun to hear his anecdotes about wine and life in general. Siduri/Novy is one of my favorite producers, I have probably 8-9 cases of their stuff in the cellar. Their flagship wine is the Pisoni which IMO is up there with Merry Edwards, Marcassin, Sea Smoke, and Kosta Browne and the best Oregon producers.
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Aha, never heard of this. Glad you enjoyed it!

Adam and his wife Dianna are considered old guard in CA Pinot and are very well known by anyone into CA Pinot. Their Siduri label is their original label and is only Pinots. They started off that company on their own (after requesting and being denied loans from the family) and that company met with great success. Suddenly they had family investors. They kept Siduri for themselves and created Novy Family to market non-Pinot varietals. I quite enjoy their Syrah. At the winery only, Siduri has a few small lot non-Pinot bottlings though, Viognier being the prime one and it is very good. As I said though, that's only at the winery.

Adam is considered a mentor by many of the newer Pinot producers, Brian Loring (Loring Wines) and the guy behind AP Vin, probably being the best known of his protegees.

Cargasacchi is a great vineyard in the Santa Rita hills and I've enjoyed efforts from several winemakers, Adam included. The 07 is a great effort.
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Adam is a DIY winemaker who has had an interesting career. He used to post on a wine board I frequented in the mid-late 90s when he was just starting out and it's been interesting to watch his progress over the ensuing couple of decades. He's set a great example for a handful of other DIY winemakers, guys who didn't go to Davis and aren't formally trained as winemakers. Good to see him have success, he's a really nice guy.
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Looks like I must try this out :)

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Adam and his wife Dianna are considered old guard in CA Pinot and are very well known by anyone into CA Pinot. Their Siduri label is their original label and is only Pinots. They started off that company on their own (after requesting and being denied loans from the family) and that company met with great success. Suddenly they had family investors. They kept Siduri for themselves and created Novy Family to market non-Pinot varietals. I quite enjoy their Syrah. At the winery only, Siduri has a few small lot non-Pinot bottlings though, Viognier being the prime one and it is very good. As I said though, that's only at the winery.
Adam is considered a mentor by many of the newer Pinot producers, Brian Loring (Loring Wines) and the guy behind AP Vin, probably being the best known of his protegees.
Cargasacchi is a great vineyard in the Santa Rita hills and I've enjoyed efforts from several winemakers, Adam included. The 07 is a great effort.


Not my fav by any stretch but Siduri is certainly a nice Pinot.
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Not my fav by any stretch but Siduri is certainly a nice Pinot.

They will always hold a fond place in my mind because they were one of the first "better" wines I moved to when I made the leap to quality. While his pricing is usually pretty good I've noticed my tastes have moved more to northern Sonoma, Oregon, and France...although I'm still not a Franco-phile and will always look on brett as something I would prefer in near undetectable levels. laugh.gif
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Last night's detritus - Tempier Bandol Rose and Langhe Nebiollo from the NYT $20 wines...



Tonight being chilled... the powers of persuasion (thanks Piob and Matt...)

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Have tasted bandol and it's awesome, great for this weather icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Last night's detritus - Tempier Bandol Rose and Langhe Nebiollo from the NYT $20 wines...
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I don't quite understand why Bandol roses are so expensive. Yes, they're delicious, but I can't entirely justify spending $24-25 for one (or $32-35 for the Tempier), when there's dozens of also delicious examples from Provent, Spain, and other areas of france for $10-14.
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