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I paid $15 for that bottle in Dallas, fwiw (and this was at a liquor store that's known to be more expensive).
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I'm going to pretend I didn't hear Banfi being mentioned in a somewhat positive note.
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I'm going to pretend I didn't hear Banfi being mentioned in a somewhat positive note.
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i paid 6 or 7 Euro a few years ago. I usually see it for $22+, but maybe that's a NYC thing. I'd say it's ok for $16-17, but meh for $20's.

Yeh-- given how good Rosso can be in the $20's especially.
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So this seems intriguing:



But I've never had any of Nicolas Joly's wines and have no idea if they'd be up my alley or if I'd find them more curious than delicious.
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That's a relatively cheap way to find out if ya like em.
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They might pair so nicely with my tilapia dinners.
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joly is one of the more famous producers in savennieres. i haven't had the clos de serrant (which is also a pretty famous vineyard) but the one i had was delicious and kind of nutty for a chenin.


i didnt pay for the rosso so i cant say if its a good value, but i thought it was pretty good
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Absolutely vile. Strongly and singularly nothing but green pepper flavor.

really? i didnt think it was that bad.



had some some young punks passion red lips something or other with the picture of a white lady with boobies on the label. i was surprised to taste at most some bready toasty notes and no oak. i looked it up and apparently they use neutral french barriques.
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joly is one of the more famous producers in savennieres. i haven't had the clos de serrant (which is also a pretty famous vineyard) but the one i had was delicious and kind of nutty for a chenin.


i didnt pay for the rosso so i cant say if its a good value, but i thought it was pretty good
really? i didnt think it was that bad.

Bordeaux white I know very little about... it was SO green pepper I asked my wife what she thought it tasted/smelled of without saying anything- she barely paused and said "bell pepper".
I did a perfunctory Google and found that green pepper if an oft-debated pro/con flavor trait of sauv blanc from the area? A little I'd get but this was very one note.
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How's the Pian delle Vigne ('08)? Picked up two bottles at a decent price (25 € per).
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Bordeaux white I know very little about... it was SO green pepper I asked my wife what she thought it tasted/smelled of without saying anything- she barely paused and said "bell pepper".
I did a perfunctory Google and found that green pepper if an oft-debated pro/con flavor trait of sauv blanc from the area? A little I'd get but this was very one note.

Well that bell pepper flavor (capsicum) is typical of sauv blanc in general (more pronounced in New Zealand and the Loire). Bordeaux blanc tend be more reserved because the sauv blanc is tempered with semillon. I don't remember if I had the 2010 or 2011 but I do remember thinking it was somewhere in between subdued and reserved and boring with medium acidity and a bit of thiol character. Maybe I'm not as sensitive to capsicum as you.

The shittier bordeaux blancs add very little or no semillon and they tend to be very unbalanced. Maybe that year they added less?
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i drink quite a bit of Sauv Blanc from all over the world, but "green pepper" or "capsicum flavoring" would be a first.
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i drink quite a bit of Sauv Blanc from all over the world, but "green pepper" or "capsicum flavoring" would be a first.
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