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I thought I was buying the standard Mondavi Cab which I like quite a lot.
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I thought I was buying the standard Mondavi Cab which I like quite a lot.

you're, I was just saying in general.
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I thought I was buying the standard Mondavi Cab which I like quite a lot.

What is the standard Mondavi Cab?
post #379 of 20660
perhaps his Napa Valley Cab, $25 at most places.

the "reserve" is his cab that pushes $80. The Woodbridge, however, is his jug wine.
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Love Chateauneuf. My favs are Beaucastel and Telegraphe $$$$$
two of my favorites too. I took a project in amsterdam and used to commute with an empty bag to haul back the cdp. VT was about 1/2 the price of what we were paying in the US, still have a couple of cases. There was a wine shop in the asmterdam that had a lot of older bottles. I found a rack of 89 and 90 Beaucastel for around $35/bottle. Not wanting to seem too greedy, I picked up 3 of each along with some other wine. The owner rang up all the other bottles and then asked: "what do you think you're doing with these?" "umm, buying them?" I asked. "maybe after you've been a customer for a year, I'll let you buy one." he said. I guess he saw my crestfallen expression, because he reached under the counter and came out with an 83 coudoulet and asked if I was interested at $13. Over the next year and half we became a little friendly, I attended some tastings, gave him my opinion on what he should buy for the shop. When I left amsterdam for the last time, he was good enough to let me bring back the 6 original bottles of 89 and 90 Beaucastel.
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two of my favorites too. I took a project in amsterdam and used to commute with an empty bag to haul back the cdp. VT was about 1/2 the price of what we were paying in the US, still have a couple of cases. There was a wine shop in the asmterdam that had a lot of older bottles. I found a rack of 89 and 90 Beaucastel for around $35/bottle. Not wanting to seem too greedy, I picked up 3 of each along with some other wine. The owner rang up all the other bottles and then asked: "what do you think you're doing with these?" "umm, buying them?" I asked. "maybe after you've been a customer for a year, I'll let you buy one." he said. I guess he saw my crestfallen expression, because he reached under the counter and came out with an 83 coudoulet and asked if I was interested at $13. Over the next year and half we became a little friendly, I attended some tastings, gave him my opinion on what he should buy for the shop. When I left amsterdam for the last time, he was good enough to let me bring back the 6 original bottles of 89 and 90 Beaucastel.
Sounds like heaven! After a year, I'd have been real greedy! Great story.
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Had this little Shiraz on Saturday night! Not too bad for $13.00 It opened up after about an hour's decant and was really quite nice in the dark fruit section but lacked in the warm tannins and velvety finish department.



Opened the second of the Wooded Island 02 Cabs last night and I still love it just so nicely fruit foward without being too jammy or bomby and nicely balanced with warm and spicey oak and tannins with hints of dark chocolate and black currents on the finish (there are newer notes I was getting this taste around). I also had the last glass from last weeks bottle and though it did lose a lot of it's subtle character it was still quite drinkable taking on almost a sherry like quality. If a financial miracle happens I will buy them out or at least a case of it
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I have been Googling the Wooded Island Cab. and have not been getting any decent results (wine.com or other online wine retailers). I'm guessing this is a very small winery...The search continues.
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Last night at Milestone's.

No heart, no soul. Ke plonk!

No numerical assessment offered.


As I was scrolling down, I saw your great Cote D'Or wine, and then I saw the picture of this. Before scrolling down to see your comments, I did a double take to make sure that you were actually drinking this wine. I thought it had to be a mistake.
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I have been Googling the Wooded Island Cab. and have not been getting any decent results (wine.com or other online wine retailers). I'm guessing this is a very small winery...The search continues.


Yeah I know. I've googled every possible keyword combo I could think of and all I came up with was this:

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Wooded Island Vineyard's is one of the most scenic and most beautiful vineyards in the Columbia River appellation, near the tiny town of Taylor Flats. Named for the island located directly in front of it, Wooded Island's 620 acres is found on 1.8 miles of Columbia River shoreline near the famous Columbia River Reach. In 2001, Wooded Island added "Osprey Vineyard". Osprey Vineyard consists of 10.2 acres of Syrah, 15.6 acres of Merlot, and 10.4 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. This vineyard is named after the families of Osprey that return each spring to nest and raise their young on the poles placed near our water pump station. These nests are a favorite attraction for the tourists as they visit the Columbia River Reach. Set alongside the Columbia River, the views from the vineyards are spectacular. Spacious views of the river, Rattlesnake Mountain, and the White Bluffs - sunsets don't get any better than this.

Even the website leads to a deadend.
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As I was scrolling down, I saw your great Cote D'Or wine, and then I saw the picture of this. Before scrolling down to see your comments, I did a double take to make sure that you were actually drinking this wine. I thought it had to be a mistake.

he probably paid like $30 for it too
post #387 of 20660
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Last night at Milestone's.

No heart, no soul. Ke plonk!

No numerical assessment offered.

This is my go to table wine in $10 dollar range, I buy it in magnums, it stores better in large bottles.
Smoky like all CAl Cabs; rich and full bodied. Perfect cab for everyday meal at this price point.

I'd like to recommend a Chardonnay for last summer days while it is still warm. Poulle Fusse from Bourgogne, France. Wonderful semi-sweet wine with citrus flavors and tiny bitterness of cherry bone, long finish. Refreshing as a sea breeze.

One more recommendation is Anderson Valley Roederer L'Ermitage Champagne 2002, superb champagne that sells for 39.99 and tastes as good as champagnes 3 x times its price.
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I'd like to recommend a Chardonnay for last summer days while it is still warm. Poulle Fusse from Bourgogne, France. Wonderful semi-sweet wine with citrus flavors and tiny bitterness of cherry bone, long finish. Refreshing as a sea breeze.

semi-sweet Pouilly-Fuissé? I didn't think AOC law permitted enough residual sugar to make a wine semi-sweet. What producer are you talking about?
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A semi-sweet Chard/Pouilly-Fuissé? I learn the most incredible things on the NetWebz!
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A semi-sweet Chard/Pouilly-Fuissé? I learn the most incredible things on the NetWebz!

One has to wonder if that wine is dry, or RFD (really fuckin' dry).
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