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post #20371 of 20679

Tech guys starting a winery is nothing new.  Though I can't find either of the Naravane brothers on Linkedin so I am curious how they actually got started.  Probably sold a ton of stocks from a startup to fund this business full time.

 

A ton of techies from the Bay Area would love to do it - just gotta hit the jackpot first.

post #20372 of 20679
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I have the same problem. I want to take my certified exam soon, but I'm worried if they threw something new world at me it would be pretty difficult. I'm used to drinking weird wines, Public Services is my favorite Houston wine bar.



This is what I've been drinking today. All three are just absurdly good. The Jauma is way more restrained than I expected, it's actually pretty fruit forward which surprised me. The Lucy Margaux exactly the kind of crazy weird wine you'd expect from them, and the cider is one of the best I've ever had. I'm going to buy myself a case of it.

I've enjoyed the Jauma that I've had but it is natural wine in the truest sense and my rate of natural wine flaw is much higher than I'm willing to tolerate. I think I had 3 bottles of the biggles that were refermenting in the bottle, as well as a few others that were flawed. I'd tread lightly and think of the jamsheed as a much better bet if you want natural Aussie Shiraz.
post #20373 of 20679
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Public Services is my favorite Houston wine bar.

I like Justin Vann a lot, I like his wine (generally -- his sensibilities are a bit crunchier than mine), I like his spirits, and I like his bar. It's not really convenient for me, though, so I rarely go.
post #20374 of 20679
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think of the jamsheed as a much better bet if you want natural Aussie Shiraz.

Jamsheed was a revelation for me. I thought that I didn't like Aussie Shiraz before I had that. Jamsheed, Hunter Valley Semillon, and Clare Valley Riesling collectively convinced me that I shouldn't write off Australian wine altogether.
post #20375 of 20679
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Jamsheed was a revelation for me. I thought that I didn't like Aussie Shiraz before I had that. Jamsheed, Hunter Valley Semillon, and Clare Valley Riesling collectively convinced me that I shouldn't write off Australian wine altogether.

Writing off Oz would have been a mistake so glad you didn't. Due to Prohibition in the US I bet they have more 80-100+ year old vines than the US has. Henschke Hill of Grace stands alongside Penfold's Grange but then you come across stuff like this bottling of 100% Grenache from Two Hands I've had...vines from the 1920s. Such a pure expression of the grape. Even value wine like the Fire Block Grenache (about $20 and from truly old vines too).

Agree on the Semillon and Riesling (also check out Eden Valley for them) and don't forget the occasional "sticky," as they call them, from Rutherglen. I've got to try more Chard as I was told they've been cutting back on the oak bombs and turning out some more classically styled Chards too.
post #20376 of 20679
Just tallied up my Full Pull that's been confirmed. Eleven cases. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #20377 of 20679
I can't stop buying 2015 Germans. I took my allocations and just kept on going. It's past the point of good sense, but I figure that I'm 39 and it takes 20 years for the wines to reach their peak. Chances are it's the last great vintage I ever buy on release and drink at maturity. Thought that about 2005 burgundy and was wrong, but I'm sure happy to own the wines.
post #20378 of 20679
What you getting?

Currently getting
JJ Prum (WS, Himmelreich)
Donnhoff (Leistenberg)
Schafer-Frohlic (Felsenek)
Burklin-Wolf
Willi Schaefer (Himmelreich, Domprobst)
Schloss Lieser (WS)

Mostly kabinetts with a few spatlese mixed in
post #20379 of 20679
I bought mostly auslese and GG. Bought as much of the Prum auktion wines as I could get plus the W-S and G-H goldkapsel and the bernkasteler lay just for kicks. Bought a kellerkiste so I got all the Keller GG wines. Lots of Willi Schaefer, Reinhold Haart, Julian Haart, a little bit of Lauer, Schafer Frolich, Selbach Oster, Donnhoff, Grunhaus. Everything is still so cheap.
post #20380 of 20679
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Just tallied up my Full Pull that's been confirmed. Eleven cases. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I picked up 3 today smile.gif
post #20381 of 20679
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

I bought mostly auslese and GG. Bought as much of the Prum auktion wines as I could get plus the W-S and G-H goldkapsel and the bernkasteler lay just for kicks. Bought a kellerkiste so I got all the Keller GG wines. Lots of Willi Schaefer, Reinhold Haart, Julian Haart, a little bit of Lauer, Schafer Frolich, Selbach Oster, Donnhoff, Grunhaus. Everything is still so cheap.

Never tried Keller, but heard good things about the limestones
post #20382 of 20679
^ ooohh. I can make a strong case that he's the best white wine producer in the world (and the reds are pretty good if you like spaetburgunder). Grab a bottle of the kirchspiel or hubacker GG. They are the lower priced GG's (unfortunately still not cheap), but out of this world. The big guns - morstein, absterde, g-max are on a different level. And the pettenthal is one of the greatest whites I've ever had. The pradikat wines are every bit as good, but tricky to find in the US.
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^ ooohh. I can make a strong case that he's the best white wine producer in the world (and the reds are pretty good if you like spaetburgunder). Grab a bottle of the kirchspiel or hubacker GG. They are the lower priced GG's (unfortunately still not cheap), but out of this world. The big guns - morstein, absterde, g-max are on a different level. And the pettenthal is one of the greatest whites I've ever had. The pradikat wines are every bit as good, but tricky to find in the US.

Can you explain what you mean by this?


Also, anyone have a Mendoza Malbec rec with very high typicity?
post #20384 of 20679
Yes - German wine classification system for wines with residual sugar (as opposed to dry wines). Will find a terry thiese summary and link it after dinner. He's better than I can do.
post #20385 of 20679
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Can you explain what you mean by this?


Also, anyone have a Mendoza Malbec rec with very high typicity?

Here you go. Read "the shit you gotta understand...".

http://www.skurnik.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/SKURNIK_THEISE_Germany_2016_CATALOG.pdf
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