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post #19951 of 20847
For the NYC guys: do any of you shop at Moore Bros.? I have abstained from the grape for the last decade but now have a glass on Saturday night (+ buy for my wife & the house) and find myself drawn to them. I'm bummed that they are being forced out to Brooklyn! cry.gif

Although the selection is smaller, and the prices are a little higher, I love the whole control aspect and the idea of working only w/ small producers. I am cheap and buy the lower end stuff but I can honestly say we've really enjoyed everything we've tried...
post #19952 of 20847
Had some interesting stuff recently. Highlights include a 2006 Ravenau Les Clos (fantastic, but hold it for another five) and a 1982 Tempier (easily the best Bandol red I've ever had).

Not that impressed by Quintarelli Valpolicella. Cherry cough syrup notes predominated.

Saturday lineup was:

2005 Gloria Ferrer pink (good but fading)
2001 Chassagne Montrachet Les Caillerets JN Gagnard (Loved this, no premox!)
1998 Paleo LeMacchiole (Pretty good, very fresh, not super complex)
1989 Suduiraut (basically orange at this point and fully mature, acid mostly gone, careful how you pair it)
post #19953 of 20847
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Had some interesting stuff recently. Highlights include a 2006 Ravenau Les Clos (fantastic, but hold it for another five) and a 1982 Tempier (easily the best Bandol red I've ever had).

Not that impressed by Quintarelli Valpolicella. Cherry cough syrup notes predominated.

Saturday lineup was:

2005 Gloria Ferrer pink (good but fading)
2001 Chassagne Montrachet Les Caillerets JN Gagnard (Loved this, no premox!)
1998 Paleo LeMacchiole (Pretty good, very fresh, not super complex)
1989 Suduiraut (basically orange at this point and fully mature, acid mostly gone, careful how you pair it)

your 1989 must have been badly cellared, as 89 is a great vintage, and such a quality wine must last another 20 years.

I just had 1991 Les Clos...heavenly but only just ready. You simply cannot hold this wine long enough.

post #19954 of 20847
Had a chance to share a bottle of 1999 Sassicaia last night from my friend's cellar. Colour was still great, no bricking noted, fruit is light and sits on top of mild graphite with old leather and smoke. I seriously would never get tired of drinking this wine.

He's talking about hosting another dinner party and cracking into his Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace stocks from the early 90s. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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post #19956 of 20847
Visiting the Bay area in mid july and going to sonoma/napa for a couple days. It'll be my first time there. Any must-see wineries? I have a pretty big list but i'm trying to narrow them down.
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Think we posted some a week or so back. Suggestions were generally the big name old school wineries, I think

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Had this Gavi di Gagi with a peanut and sweet potato stew (vegan summer plans, serious eats recipe for the curious). The first Gavi I've had and my impression was a low acid, stinky lychee and very creamy on the palate. I thought they're supposed to be high acid, crisp etc. Did I do it wrong?
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Think we posted some a week or so back. Suggestions were generally the big name old school wineries, I think


Awesome thanks. The GF and I are rouging it for two nights in Spring Lake park and then we're gonna ball out at Medrona Manor for a third and then head back down to SF. Hit one or two places on our way up, probably do Russian River valley one day, Napa Disneyland another, and then back to SF
post #19961 of 20847
lucky deal last night, found two underpriced gems on a list: 2008 Prum Kabinett and 2008 Rougeard Poyeaux.
post #19962 of 20847
Hey- I'm looking for something really earthy (and affordable... mostly affordable). We're thinking of doing a wine tasting night with friends (we're all poor) and I'd like a red that's different from the usual stuff they try. Something... barnyard...earth...smoke(?)- price should be $30 and below (CDN pref). Suggestions? Thinking about maybe a Chateau Lanessan, but that's at the high end of what I'd like to drop.
post #19963 of 20847
^^Old world tempranillo
post #19964 of 20847
One caution about the old world Tempranillo recommendation: don't get a Rioja from the Baja region. Those will tend to be plush, fruit forward wines with lots of American oak.

So, barnyard? Brettanomyces. That's what gives wines that particular aroma/flavour. So look for wines noted to contain Brett would be the answer to that. France seems to like Brett in its wines and Chateau de Beaucastel is particularly noted as a CdP that contains Brett. That information may not be up to date as for some reason I remember reading/hearing Beaucastel got rid of the Brett from it's winery but I could be wrong.
post #19965 of 20847
I think CdP got rid of their brett issues

Had some dujac vosne romanee from a recent vintage and was surprised at how approachable it was. They also had sassicaia by the glass but it was 2013. Might still go back for some.

Also some William Fevre Chablis which was honestly much better than I remembered.
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