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Where did you buy?
And again, where did you buy?
Always looking for good value for occasions where busting out better stuff is not sensible.

LCBO, where the pricing is fair and the workers are happy.
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LCBO, where the pricing is fair and the workers are happy.

laugh.gif Oh god, don't do that to me. I had a mouthful of coffee when I read that.
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I hope you didn't open or have more as the CT notes say it is a long way away from approachable. The bottles I ordered from Crush this summer arrived today so I need to pick them up. They will go in storage for the time being and I will happily drink the regular Cote du Py bottling in the meantime. Just had to backfill some more of the '10s before they disappear.
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Good timing, I just drank it yesterday during belated Thanksgiving with my family. In full disclosure I have never tasted a mature bordaux before, but I really, really enjoyed it. It was interesting to see the color difference between a mature wine and a "new" wine. Seemed to have good acidity, fairly mild tannins at this point. Medium body. Somone, who is not a wine drinker, remarked that "it has so many different flavors!", which is always a good thing. I did not decant it and was away when someone polished off the bottle so I didn't get to see if there was any sediment or not.

Glad you had a good experience with it. We drank it at a restaurant and it wasn't decanted, so I'm not sure if I would let it sit any longer than an hour- maybe forum experts could weigh in on the appropriate time. I enjoyed it more than the '95 Viaud we drank for my birthday. Though, I remember when we finished the bottle there wasn't very much sediment. Basically had to pour the 95 through cheese cloth to get the last glass. I plan on bringing a bottle of this for Christmas Eve dinner at the inlaws.
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Hope you guys like this.
Recorded on 11/13/12 at La Boutique, SF
Sommeliers Christoper Sawyer and Pamela Busch spoof the 70's Network Broadcast style from America's love affair with Chenin Blanc by tasting through the current vintages from Vouvray.

Also, curious to hear what you think.
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Just had a Cali sledgehammer zinfandel... really good for the price.
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Hope you guys like this.
Recorded on 11/13/12 at La Boutique, SF
Sommeliers Christoper Sawyer and Pamela Busch spoof the 70's Network Broadcast style from America's love affair with Chenin Blanc by tasting through the current vintages from Vouvray.
Also, curious to hear what you think.

If you can find it where you are Huet's 2010 Le Mont Sec ($28) is out of this world and can be put away for decades. Haven't had any of the 2011s yet. Heard they were a weaker vintage across the board. I believe 2011 was Noel Pinguet's (head winemaker) last vintage as he left a few years before his scheduled retirement. Huet has a few vineyards: Le Haut Lieu, Le Clos du Bourg, and Le Mont. Haven't ventured into the moelleux space yet.
Chidaine's vouvrays are a good proxy but are harder to find. Domestically I had a 2009 Chappellet Chenin Blanc (24 at retail) last week in AZ and found it flabby. Ironically a chenin blanc of theirs that I had back in 2000 was the wine that got me into this varietal.
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Originally Posted by habitant View Post

zinfandel... really good for the price.

No such animal.


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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

No such animal.
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If you're ever in NY I will open up some Bedrock for you. That will change your mind. Old vines baby.
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Originally Posted by pscolari View Post

If you can find it where you are Huet's 2010 Le Mont Sec ($28) is out of this world and can be put away for decades. Haven't had any of the 2011s yet. Heard they were a weaker vintage across the board. I believe 2011 was Noel Pinguet's (head winemaker) last vintage as he left a few years before his scheduled retirement. Huet has a few vineyards: Le Haut Lieu, Le Clos du Bourg, and Le Mont. Haven't ventured into the moelleux space yet.
Chidaine's vouvrays are a good proxy but are harder to find. Domestically I had a 2009 Chappellet Chenin Blanc (24 at retail) last week in AZ and found it flabby. Ironically a chenin blanc of theirs that I had back in 2000 was the wine that got me into this varietal.

I've just cellared a half case each of Le Mont demi-sec and Haut-Lieu sec from the 2011 vintage - I haven't read any reviews of the vintage but was certainly aware that it was Pinguet's last. Clos du Bourg and Le Mont are Huet's better vineyards but Haut-Lieu does offer an attractive lower price point. I love these wines for their bracing acidity and revel in how a single grape variety can be used to make so many deliciously different styles of wine. I find the Champalou range very good as well and credit their sec for getting me interested in these wines about five years ago.
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

No such animal.
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Harsh, brah. I'm not beyond enjoying a well priced Zin. Heck, I'm not beyond enjoying one of the SVDs from Turley that's probably over priced, i.e. Ubberoth Vineyard
post #14502 of 17513
As a greasy wop from Northern California, I should like Zin, but I don't.
post #14503 of 17513
Some of the Ridge Zinfandels with 10+ years on them are nice. I had a '02(?) Geyserville a while back that was quite good.
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New Cellar Tracker. Hate it.

Also, just picked up four bottles of Schug Vintner's Reserve. Very nice.
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New Cellar Tracker. Hate it.

I gave it 91 points
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