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post #1951 of 20669
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Havens 2006 Syrah on WTSO for $12.99. I wish my 15 bottle "cellar" wasnt full.

I'm not buying any more than the 60 or so Syrah I currently have cellared, except for DuMol and Peay. My wife told me this weekend that it's really not one of her favorite varietals anymore. She has really moved away from big Cabs and Syrah. It's worth the bother, but I have to tailor the cellar to both our tastes...but Syrah has become probably my second favorite varietal. A well made one is just so clean and pure.
post #1952 of 20669
I think I'm going to have to buy another (read: bigger) wine cellar.
post #1953 of 20669
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I think I'm going to have to buy another (read: bigger) wine cellar.

I see CostCo is now selling Vinotemps. The price was very good when I saw the ad.
post #1954 of 20669
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I'm not buying any more than the 60 or so Syrah I currently have cellared, except for DuMol and Peay. My wife told me this weekend that it's really not one of her favorite varietals anymore. She has really moved away from big Cabs and Syrah. It's worth the bother, but I have to tailor the cellar to both our tastes...but Syrah has become probably my second favorite varietal. A well made one is just so clean and pure.

I agree with her. I'm really starting to move against BIG wines, where the thought process is "hey, if a little bit of tannic quality in a Cab is good, then a LOT of it must be better" and that process is applied to every aspect of the wine.
Although I'm sure you agree with that (I'm not stupid and don't think you are).
post #1955 of 20669
I know that once I graduate college and buy a home I am putting a custom cellar in there. A couple of years ago my dream was to be so wealthy I could take a helicopter everywhere. Now all I care about is having a nice home with a awesome wine cellar. I guess I've matured.


Just copped 4 bottles of the Havens Syrah. Hard for me to pass up a good deal.
post #1956 of 20669
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I agree with her. I'm really starting to move against BIG wines, where the thought process is "hey, if a little bit of tannic quality in a Cab is good, then a LOT of it must be better" and that process is applied to every aspect of the wine.
Although I'm sure you agree with that (I'm not stupid and don't think you are).

I was never a big wine person, but surprisingly and despite the whole Japanese moderation/subtle thing, she was a fan of big Cabs for a while. She's reverting back to form now

ARGH!! I so want to pull the trigger on that. Four bottles of good Syrah for $51?
post #1957 of 20669
I've never liked big cabs, but I love big Syrahs. Not so much the Napa ones, but some of the big, tannic, traditional Cote Roties, Hermitages and Cornas are just fantastic.
post #1958 of 20669
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I was never a big wine person, but surprisingly and despite the whole Japanese moderation/subtle thing, she was a fan of big Cabs for a while. She's reverting back to form now

ARGH!! I so want to pull the trigger on that. Four bottles of good Syrah for $51?

Do it. You didn't buy a cellar to not buy wine! MAN UP!
post #1959 of 20669
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Do it. You didn't buy a cellar to not buy wine! MAN UP!

Did you see my recent pictures of the interior? Stuffed beyond capacity.




post #1960 of 20669
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I've never liked big cabs, but I love big Syrahs. Not so much the Napa ones, but some of the big, tannic, traditional Cote Roties, Hermitages and Cornas are just fantastic.

+1 on the Rhone suggestion. Some of the Cail Syrahs I've had have been cartoonishly over the top for me, an Alban was the last one I had a few months ago. Quality make is there, but the style is not something I am a fan of. The French do it with much more poise and prescision. Looking at my notes says the Guigals I've tasted over the past 12-18 months have been particuraly nice.
post #1961 of 20669
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I've never liked big cabs, but I love big Syrahs. Not so much the Napa ones, but some of the big, tannic, traditional Cote Roties, Hermitages and Cornas are just fantastic.

I certainly prefer a big Syrah over a big Cab, but I have found some Cabs that can really rock my world. Matt, if you get a chance to try a DuMol Syrah, I'd be interested on your opinion.

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+1 on the Rhone suggestion. Some of the Cail Syrahs I've had have been cartoonishly over the top for me, an Alban was the last one I had a few months ago. Quality make is there, but the style is not something I am a fan of. The French do it with much more poise and prescision. Looking at my notes says the Guigals I've tasted over the past 12-18 months have been particuraly nice.

Gome, same goes for you. Peay or DuMol, report back!
post #1962 of 20669
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I'm really starting to move against BIG wines, where the thought process is "hey, if a little bit of tannic quality in a Cab is good, then a LOT of it must be better" and that process is applied to every aspect of the wine.
this is completely typical of most people learning about wine. it's what i was talking about earlier about not overstocking your cellar in your first few years because your tastes are going to change. as you drink more and learn more, you'll begin to appreciate finesse over power.

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I've never liked big cabs, but I love big Syrahs. Not so much the Napa ones, but some of the big, tannic, traditional Cote Roties, Hermitages and Cornas are just fantastic.
I guess "big" is relative ... a Cornas will always be "bigger" than a Santenay, but well-made Rhones are models of grace compared to most Cali Syrahs, like comparing ballet dancers and mosh pits.
post #1963 of 20669
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I guess "big" is relative ... a Cornas will always be "bigger" than a Santenay, but well-made Rhones are models of grace compared to most Cali Syrahs, like comparing ballet dancers and mosh pits.

True.
post #1964 of 20669
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Did you see my recent pictures of the interior? Stuffed beyond capacity.



Now you're just showing off!
post #1965 of 20669
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I guess "big" is relative ... a Cornas will always be "bigger" than a Santenay, but well-made Rhones are models of grace compared to most Cali Syrahs, like comparing ballet dancers and mosh pits.

or like serious mosh fans who also practice balet. Powerful yet elegent.
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