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post #20056 of 20671
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order online

In Texas, I can only order legally from the winery, and I'm currently on the waiting list to get on the mailing list.

Some wines from this week (all pilfered images):



I believe that this is all declassified Meursault juice, and I was expecting something golden yellow and a bit fat. It's not. Pale, lots of acidity, some wood but not overpoweringly so. It's just delicious. I mentioned to the guy at the place where I ordered it that it wasn't what I expected, and he said, "Yeah, I always call Roulot wrong in blind tastings." "What do you call it?" "Puligny-Montrachet." I can see that.



I had the 2014 vintage. Laurent Tribut is Dauvissat's son-in-law, and you can tell, both from the way his labels look and the way his Chablis tastes. Abundant fruit, but still leesy, chalky, and flinty. No oak that I could detect. It was very good, but I think that the regular Villages bottling offers a lot of the same at a much better price.



I had the 2013 version of this. It was slightly off-dry; I'd call it feinherb or halbtrocken if it were German. It presented very much like a Riesling without the petrol note, with high acid, citrus, and lots of minerals. I've liked just about everything I've had from Teutonic with the exception of their sparkling wine, which smelled exactly like dill pickle juice. As far as Silvaner goes, I think I like Domaine Weinbach's version better (for less money), but this isn't bad.



Serveaux Fils is a Vallee de la Marne winery, so this is mostly Pinot Meunier. Meunier is supposed to be extremely fruity, but I never really get that from it: to me, it's always been mostly herbal. This was herbal, too. It was pleasant, but I was looking for something either super-yeasty or something with lots of strawberries and raspberries; and this wasn't it.
post #20057 of 20671
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drank/ate at: Bourbon and branch (superior to any speakeasy in NYC), Flour+water (hit and miss on dishes, felt very "generic NYC hipster place" but the highs were pretty high), Ad hoc (great food, literally cried at the level of nostalgia ratatouille style, but super shitty service), the Girl and the fig (grilled peaches were maybe some of the best things we are out here), Scopa (fine enough, felt like an West village spot), Bear republic (I love the way they make bar food in California, beer was great), Chez Panisse (ah-mazing just all around) and Swan's oyster house (gf loved it. I thought it was fine).

You hit some of the solid usual suspects. B+B (+1), Ad Hoc (I've been there more than any other restaurant -- but the last 3 times have not been nearly as good as the first 15), G+F (too many figs in too many things and an overly "rustic" atmosphere, but +1 on the peaches), BR (yes, yes, yes), CP (one of the first farm to table before the world knew what that meant). All around -- a solid tour.

On the wine front, glad you discovered Porter Creek - that's a great winery and under the radar. Ridge is epic - if you want age-worthy zins, Paul Draper knows how to make them -- historically many of these have been built for the *very* long haul.
post #20058 of 20671
Yeah my mom has a sulfite sensitivity so she loves the porter creek wines. Unfortunately, my ability to age right now isn't so great as I don't have a dedicated place to store wine (though a wine fridge is on my wish list)
post #20059 of 20671
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Yeah my mom has a sulfite sensitivity

So does your mom!

Oh wait, that doesn't work . . .
post #20060 of 20671
Recent pick up.

Is this port worth hanging onto?

post #20061 of 20671
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Recent pick up.

Is this port worth hanging onto?

No.

The CNdP might be...

post #20062 of 20671
No the cakebread? My girlfriend really wanted to try one, so I'm gonna give it a shot.
post #20063 of 20671
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No the cakebread? My girlfriend really wanted to try one, so I'm gonna give it a shot.

Ah never say no to girls......

 

PS. I was meant the weird Port.

post #20064 of 20671
Any advice for how to best spend a few days in Bordeaux?
post #20065 of 20671
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Any advice for how to best spend a few days in Bordeaux?

Drink.

A lot.

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post #20066 of 20671

I visited the city (and region) for the first time 2 years ago.

 

Do NOT expect any great places to drink aged great Claret, unless you can get into the right Chateaux for lunch!

 

The city is nice, but it is a little boring and very bourgeois.

No great restaurants, but pleasant for a few days.

post #20067 of 20671
Zachy's burgundy sale.
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I just logged in and did a tally. 82 bottles currently waiting for shipping @ Full Pull when the weather gets cooler.
post #20070 of 20671
every time I think about what I want to have, I look in my two fridges and every bottle seems too important to drink right now, so I reach for a cheapie. It's kind of silly, really.
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