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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    I always pick up in store, so I wouldn't know about shipping- they're always receptive to calls, and are wiling to hold wines if you're out of town/etc.

    FWIW, its one of the stores Manton recommended when I was asking for rec's in the OC. (it's a merger between BestWinesOnline and WineExchange)
     
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  2. venividivicibj

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    Some family birthdays tonight

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  3. Piobaire

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    Those look very familiar...
     
  4. venividivicibj

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    Yup, all FP. Vajra always a favorite(and 2013 was supposed to be an epic vintage in Piedmont), beresan was good with the steak. The Tenet Syrah was much more forward and darker than the others - the favorite of several attendees
     
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    Did you buy any of The Jack Syrah (saviah cellars)? I expect the pundit to be similar for some reason, though I've not opened any of the pundit yet.
     
  6. venividivicibj

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    I did, but I gave it away as part of my SF secret Santa present so can't compare
     
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    Hah, when I saw that pick, I figured it was you.

    I've only had one of each, but if I remember correctly, the Pundit was hotter and more fruit, The Jack more like what I expect a WA Syrah to be. Not 100% sure on my memory here.
     
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    I wish we had a running counter of bottles ordered on FP from styleforum, really curious.
     
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    Krish the Fish Well-Known Member

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  10. Piobaire

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    All told I'm probably 15-20 cases from them at this point.
     
  11. venividivicibj

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    If your description is true, I should have given him the pundit and kept the Jack haha
     
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    You see what happens when your wine freezes or gets cooked mid shipment? Ugh. Kinda pissed cause I live in South Carolina and it's been low 60s here, so something must have happened en route.

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  13. Piobaire

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    I've been lucky. In the literally hundreds of cases I've had shipped to me only one order ended up dead and that was a UPS issue that caused a case direct from the producer to be about two weeks in transit.

    Did you contact the people involved yet?
     
  14. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Do you know where it was shipped from? You should be able to tell the retailer and they'll replace
     
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    It was direct from Trefethen Winery. I already left them a message on Friday cause I think they were closed. I'm sure they'll take care of it, I just hate seeing 2013 Reserve Napa wines ruined like that! To think what could have been lol!
     
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    Devil's share.
     
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    1986 Gruaud Larose is baging'. Perfect bottle. Arguably not yet mature but fully drinkable now and very memorable. I can still taste it.
     
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    we blindly buy 6 bottles to a case of Terres Dorées l'ancien vintage to vintage, delicious with roast chicken, easily mistaken for a bottle of burgundy. It's the closest thing we have to a "house wine". Worth trying the white as well. We like Coudert's clos de la roilette, the vendage tardive typically needs at least five years in the cellar, we have about 24 bottles in the cellar. George Descombe's 2014s were very pretty, I've also had Ducroux's Vin de France Exspectatia, worth seeking out and well priced

    here in ny we have chamber street wines carrying on Joe Dressner's tradition of the natural wine movement (though I'm sure he'd have hated calling it a movement) and they have a great selection of Beaujolais.
     
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    If it shipped ground, there were record cold temps the beginning of last week. You may want to wait until spring or get next day air if you want to avoid damage. I currently have some waiting until probably May to ship.
     
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    These were taaaaassssty last night with dry aged prime rib roast...super classic and super drinkable. You don't hear much about 1979, but very underrated in both Burgundy and Bordeaux...Happy Holidays to all!



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