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The Official Wine Thread

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Ernest Borgnine puts out one helluva Pinot...


I visited my Champagne consigliere today to pick up some vintage for a birthday dinner tomorrow.

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My somm buddy is in Hong Kong doing wine authentication seminars. These were all fake, sadly.

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Assume nobody can be bothered to fake $40 Beauj.

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The Linne and Saxum were just singing. The Grenache was showing deep and plush in both of them. The Turley was a cellar find. I was stocking in wine and it was in the bin, not in my Cellar Tracker. Let me tell you the years of age for one of their entry Zins elevated it to something special.


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Any recommendations for an everyday sipper in the $20-$30 range? As I look through our stash, it ends up being the same 5-6 wines and looking for something new.
 

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Have you tried the RRV Pinot from Michael Pozzan yet? The Pessimist by Dao is usually pretty solid. Loring and Siduri both have multiple bottlings in that price range.
 

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Any recommendations for an everyday sipper in the $20-$30 range? As I look through our stash, it ends up being the same 5-6 wines and looking for something new.
Going for out of the box:

Turley Old Vines (zin) or Bechthold Cinsault if you want something lighter/not cab centric. Cinsault is amazing summer sipper.

There's tons of Rioja options (probably riserva/crianza) from any of the big houses (Muga/CVNE/Heredia/LRA)

Rose season coming up - look at Pradeaux (heavier/red wine type rose), Marquiliani (total opposite, very light, looks like water), Gros Nore

some kind of Grenache/GSM blend - Jean Royer le petit roy? Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rouge?
 

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Have you tried the RRV Pinot from Michael Pozzan yet? The Pessimist by Dao is usually pretty solid. Loring and Siduri both have multiple bottlings in that price range.

I have not but have had the Pessimist before and it was decent. A lot better than the standard Dao if I am remembering right.

Going for out of the box:

Turley Old Vines (zin) or Bechthold Cinsault if you want something lighter/not cab centric. Cinsault is amazing summer sipper.

There's tons of Rioja options (probably riserva/crianza) from any of the big houses (Muga/CVNE/Heredia/LRA)

Rose season coming up - look at Pradeaux (heavier/red wine type rose), Marquiliani (total opposite, very light, looks like water), Gros Nore

some kind of Grenache/GSM blend - Jean Royer le petit roy? Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rouge?

Thank you. will check those out!
 

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You should be able to get The Pessimist at Costco for about $20/bottle.
 

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