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post #19606 of 20661
$7mil in assets versus $70mil in liabilities... lurker[1].gif
post #19607 of 20661
The liabilities don't include what's owed to the IRS or the State Franchise tax board either. I always thought there was something off about that place.
post #19608 of 20661
This is a Cellar Tracker picture. I didn't take one as I didn't expect much for $10.




Buy a case.
post #19609 of 20661
^ just tried to put in an order and they're sold out. Rats. Still going to listen to that podcast but got caught up in Serial.
post #19610 of 20661
There's a reason they are sold out.
post #19611 of 20661
Now you're just rubbing it in.
post #19612 of 20661
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Premier Cru in Chapter 7.

Yes, a buddy of mine got out while the gettin' was good. His "futures" were 24 months past due. He dodged that bullet.
post #19613 of 20661
Continuing on with stocking up my "daily drinker" category with Spanish wines. They can all be described as having nice fruit, smooth tannins, moderate acid, light to moderate oak and drinking now. Monestrall continues to deliver very high value for me in the daily drinking category. These wines are all $10-12 dollars and I bought at least six of each.










post #19614 of 20661
Request from a friend for some decent Pinot Grigio. Eye-tie not my area so maybe @gomestar or @Slewfoot might have a few suggestions? He's looking specifically for Italian too, not a Grauburgunder or Pinot Gris from somewhere else.
post #19615 of 20661
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Request from a friend for some decent Pinot Grigio. Eye-tie not my area so maybe @gomestar or @Slewfoot might have a few suggestions? He's looking specifically for Italian too, not a Grauburgunder or Pinot Gris from somewhere else.

With the caveat that I have not had either of these wines specifically but have had others from the same brand (in one case) or producer (in the other) that I thought were very good:

1. Scarpetta -- this is Bobby Stuckey's label, and all the wines I have had from it (Friulano, the rosato spumante, and the Barbera) have been very nice and well-priced. I think the Pinot Grigio is priced in the high teens.

2. Venica & Venica -- a well-respected producer from Friuli. I have loved the Merlot, Malvasia, and Sauvignon Blanc that I have had from them (the Merlot especially was revelatory). Their Pinot Grigio is priced in the mid twenties around here.
post #19616 of 20661
Had the 2014 version of this yesterday:




(Not my picture.)

One of the more enjoyable wine "discoveries" I have made over the past couple of years has been Semillon from Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley in Australia. It's not at all what you would expect from an Australian white if you haven't done much experimenting: it's high-acid and low alcohol and sees no oak: just a refreshing, characterful wine that's also pretty inexpensive.

The Sadie Kokerboom (which is a blend of Semillon Blanc and Semillon Gris from 80-year-old vines) is somewhat similar but bigger. There's more alcohol (13.5% -- still pretty low for South Africa) and more concentration, but it's still high-acid, mineral-driven, and refreshing. Just a lovely wine. Unfortunately, it's not cheap; but I don't regret spending the money.

I've really enjoyed the Sadie wines that I've tried. They all are unmistakeably New World, with lots of fruit, but they're never over-the-top or jammy or fat. The only thing that I dislike about them (other than the price -- all of them are relatively expensive here) is the wax seals over the cork: those make a real mess when you open them.
post #19617 of 20661
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Request from a friend for some decent Pinot Grigio. Eye-tie not my area so maybe @gomestar or @Slewfoot might have a few suggestions? He's looking specifically for Italian too, not a Grauburgunder or Pinot Gris from somewhere else.

Try the one from Venica. As good as you can ask for.
post #19618 of 20661
Tonight
post #19619 of 20661
She's young, no?
post #19620 of 20661
Does anyone have good words about Penfolds? Picked up a dusty chard today, and noticed pricing is all over the place
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