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post #18931 of 18944
I know this will elicit some chuckles but spent the evening with the distributor that carries all the big names in Paso except Booker. There's a new bottling from Linne coming out and it was fantastic. The 2012 Law "Sagacious" is young but drinking really well if you see it. Overpriced though, IMO, at about $60.
post #18932 of 18944
What part am I supposed to chuckle at?
post #18933 of 18944
Because I like Paso wines quite a bit, and not everyone does, so being pleased to spend time with the guy running that particular book might make some folks chuckle.
post #18934 of 18944
Piob like to start posts with disclaimers.
post #18935 of 18944
2002 Mongeard-Mugneret Les Orveax, lovely.
post #18936 of 18944
we had our first bottle of 2010 Gilles Robin Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Albéric Bouvet that we picked up for around $24 from cinderella in 2013. It was really terrific, fruit forward, spicy, some orange peel. Drinks like a much more expensive wine,
post #18937 of 18944
With dinner last night, Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut followed by 99 Beaucastel. It's definitely in a very good drinking window right now, grip has eased and some mature flavors are just starting to creep in.
post #18938 of 18944

Went by Kermit Lynch the the other day and walked away with .... 

post #18939 of 18944
Had to get a wine locker for myself. The apartment was too small. I live in SF so its expensive but was able to find a 24 case storage locker spot for $24/month.
post #18940 of 18944
Also was able to get 20% of some GoldenEye Confluence and Gowan. Bottle 3 bottles each.
post #18941 of 18944
Had a Monticello 07 Rioja Gran Reserva tonight. I'm really grooving on Riojas lately. Good structure tannins, fruit moving to secondary notes, baking spices from the oak. All for $22.
post #18942 of 18944
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

2002 Mongeard-Mugneret Les Orveax, lovely.
Wish I could find more of this.
post #18943 of 18944
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Had a Monticello 07 Rioja Gran Reserva tonight. I'm really grooving on Riojas lately. Good structure tannins, fruit moving to secondary notes, baking spices from the oak. All for $22.

 

I'm taking good notes - I've never had the chance to experiment with Riojas. Any favorite producers you would recommend to someone new to this varietal? Thank you!

post #18944 of 18944
It's not a varietal it's a region in north Spain.

http://m.wine-searcher.com/regions-rioja

There's a list of the most widely searched wines at the bottom. Muga, La Rioja Alta, and Lopez de Heredia are probably the best most widely available ones. Lopez de Heredia is a big personal favorite.
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