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The Official Wine Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by audiophilia, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    To be clear I wasnt talking about grand crus from no name shmucks but grand crus or super premiers from solid producers that don't have the name brand and market price of someone like Rousseau or Mugnier. Amiot servelle is definitely not a no name schmuck but commands a fifth of the price of Mugnier.
     
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    Eustace Well-Known Member

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    Or, better yet, go over there and learn by tasting. :slayer:
     
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    This was purchased on a rec from our own Slewfoot. Upon decanting there was no, as in none, sediment. The colour was very vibrant, no bricking, but the nose was pure sweaty socks. We let it sit for an hour and it opened up into a nice, light wine with nice fruit.
     
  4. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    Worth it if I can get a bottle at 42?
     
  5. Piobaire

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    I paid $22 (Slew is a good shopper too!) but would probably pay $40 just because I do not get a chance to drink much in the way of Burg with some age on it.
     
  6. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    22? any left for me? or you met up with slew? fu
     
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  7. Piobaire

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    It was an online buy several months ago. Sadly, I've not yet had the opportunity to share a bottle with Slew.
     
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  8. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    i'm going to be in the bay area end of august

    which wineries should i visit?

    i wanna visit kistler, merry edwards, sea smoke, rhys, calera. not sure how feasible that is to do in one day

    darn sea smoke is far away
     
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  9. Piobaire

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    My friend, you need to look at a map. Beaux is in Oregon, Sea Smoke in Santa Barbara county (and I don't think they do tours/tasting room).
     
  10. indesertum

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    :( no tasting room? their website lists a wine cellar that offers tastings.

    if i were to visit napa and sonoma what should i visit?

    i am excite
     
  11. kwilkinson

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    Basically, fuck Napa.
    Sonoma:
    Merry Edwards
    Rafanelli
    Ridge
    Kokomo
    Seghesio
    Peay
     
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  12. Piobaire

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    If you plan to do both Napa and Sonoma I would suggest you get some info from people that really know the area, like heismatt, Manton, etc.
     
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  14. Piobaire

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    I'd toss in Miramar Torres (someone at Merry told us she drinks her Chard when she has none of her own) and Peterson while you're up at the Kokomo room (that's the hub of tasting rooms up the hill outside of town, right?)
     
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    Yep, it's in that little five winery industrial hub.
     
  16. indesertum

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    i'm going to get so drunk just tasting wines... i booked a reservation at meadowood because i couldnt find one for french laundry. this is going to be epic
     
  17. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Here we go:

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    and the cat at Peterson's

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    Speaking of Napa, the wife and I are ending up there on the Fourth. Any suggestions for what to do? I imagine many wineries won't be doing tours then.

    FWIW, this is our first visit to the area, but we will only be there for one night.
     
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    Well that's not surprising.
     
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    matth8 aside, TFL is way better than meadowood, whose claim to 3* I find dubious.
     
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