The Official Wine Thread

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  1. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    Roessler 2007 Pinot Nior SRH "Clos Pepe"

    I have always liked the Roessler pinots, but I haven't had this one. They make a blend, Bluejay, that is made up from parcels up north, Mendocino County and the Sonoma Coast, that is really good and runs $20-25. It's a great deal.


    Kistler?
    I don't think any of them have Kistler though, which is a mailing-list-only wine, and their prices on high end wine is pretty outrageous. Like maybe they buy it at retail and then mark it up from there kind of outrageous.

    Alot of the low end Kistler chardonnay makes it to retail. I don't know what the production is, but I think it's pretty high.
     
  2. whnay.

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    Funny! The Jewel in Oak Park/River Forest has some nice wines as well such as the 07 James Isosceles for around $60 and Grigch Hills in the $40 to $50 range...all stored in temp controled UV glass front cases! Granted still too steep for my wallet...but hey!

    Off the top of my head they had the following in quantity (prices are reasonable, they even have a close out aisle):

    Pinot
    Ken Wright
    Merry Edwards
    Walter Hansel
    Goldeneye
    Tandem
    Brewer-Clifton
    Hartford Court
    DuMol
    Roessler

    Cab
    Anderson's Conn Valley
    Kathryn Hall
    Paul Hobbs
    Lewis
    Vine Cliff
    Shafer
    Lokaya

    Chard
    Most of the Pinot growers and...

    Fevre
    Vervet
    Drouhin
    Kistler
    Bergstrom

    In addition to these they have Margaux, Leoville, Pol Roger, Rothschild etc...
     
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    Off the top of my head they had the following in quantity (prices are reasonable, they even have a close out aisle):

    Pinot
    Ken Wright
    Merry Edwards
    Walter Hansel
    Goldeneye
    Tandem
    Brewer-Clifton
    Hartford Court
    DuMol
    Roessler

    Cab
    Anderson's Conn Valley
    Kathryn Hall
    Paul Hobbs
    Lewis
    Vine Cliff
    Shafer
    Lokaya

    Chard
    Most of the Pinot growers and...

    Fevre
    Vervet
    Drouhin
    Kistler
    Bergstrom

    In addition to these they have Margaux, Leoville, Pol Roger, Rothschild etc...


    Damn! That's an impressive list! Where I live I have a few nice options...from grocery stores like Wholefood, Trader Joes and Jewel to smaller boutique wine shopes like Marion Street Cheese Market and House Red. The latter tend to carry lesser known labels with a few more well known cultish ones thrown in for good measure like Shafer, Ghost Block and so on, but these are often priced to the hilt thus forcing me to hunt down quality cheapos as it were [​IMG]
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I need to get on this Kroger mailing list.
     
  5. coolpapa

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    I need to get on this Kroger mailing list.
    [​IMG]
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I need to get on this Kroger mailing list.

    Steve Axelberg or Joe Jackson
    Fine Wine Manager
    404-872-0782
    winesteward-298ansley - at - stores - dot - kroger - dot - com
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Damn! That's an impressive list! Where I live I have a few nice options...from grocery stores like Wholefood, Trader Joes and Jewel to smaller boutique wine shopes like Marion Street Cheese Market and House Red. The latter tend to carry lesser known labels with a few more well known cultish ones thrown in for good measure like Shafer, Ghost Block and so on, but these are often priced to the hilt thus forcing me to hunt down quality cheapos as it were [​IMG]

    Prices are reasonable with a few exceptions, Caymus and DuMol were about 15 - 20% higher than you'd find elsewhere - if you can find them - in GA. I got $4 off the bottle of Hanzel by using my Kroger loyalty card!
     
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    Prices are reasonable with a few exceptions, Caymus and DuMol were about 15 - 20% higher than you'd find elsewhere - if you can find them - in GA. I got $4 off the bottle of Hanzel by using my Kroger loyalty card!

    HAHA!!! That's awesome!

    We carried the Hanzel chard at the wine store I used to work at and I loved it! That and the Vine Clif chard as well.
     
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    I have always liked the Roessler pinots, but I haven't had this one. They make a blend, Bluejay, that is made up from parcels up north, Mendocino County and the Sonoma Coast, that is really good and runs $20-25. It's a great deal.

    I've heard of the Bluejay but have never had any of the Roessler's - I think the business was recently sold.

    I'll let you know how it tastes, I've had good luck with 2007 CA pinots.
     
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    I've heard of the Bluejay but have never had any of the Roessler's - I think the business was recently sold.

    I'll let you know how it tastes, I've had good luck with 2007 CA pinots.

    When they started the label, Wells Guthrie was the winemaker and the wines were great. Wells has his own label, Copain, mostly pinot, but some Rhone varietals as well. Really young guy, but put out some well made wines from good north coast vineyards. Not sure if he's still making the wines for Roessler. Enjoy!
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Prices are reasonable with a few exceptions, Caymus and DuMol were about 15 - 20% higher than you'd find elsewhere - if you can find them - in GA. I got $4 off the bottle of Hanzel by using my Kroger loyalty card!

    I don't know, whnay. Kroger card just seems so...not big timer! [​IMG]

    Having this tonight. WTSO purchase. 2005 Bodega Carmen RodrÃguez Mendez Toro Caro Dorum Seleccion Especial
     
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    I don't know, whnay. Kroger card just seems so...not big timer! [​IMG]

    Having this tonight. WTSO purchase. 2005 Bodega Carmen RodrÃguez Mendez Toro Caro Dorum Seleccion Especial


    Easy for you to say!
     
  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Easy for you to say!

    [​IMG] Yeah, no one can compare to the Spanish and German for making one long ass label.

    It was very fruity but with a good tannic core. Acid was good but not high. Really a pretty nice wine. I've never had the Tinta del Toro grape before, and if this is a good example, would recommend.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Tonight is 2008 Stefania Chardonnay Chaine d'Or.
     
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    [​IMG] Yeah, no one can compare to the Spanish and German for making one long ass label.

    It was very fruity but with a good tannic core. Acid was good but not high. Really a pretty nice wine. I've never had the Tinta del Toro grape before, and if this is a good example, would recommend.


    I know right!

    Tinta del Toro is just the regional name for Tempranillo. I've really enjoyed most of the Toro wines I've had as they're a bit bigger and richer than some Riojas...but that's just my palate talking...say reason why I adore Priorat, Penedes, Ribero, Biertzo and Jumilla wines.

    Oh and Montsant
     

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