The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I'm absolutely going to look into that wine but also need to get some Caymus which I have been meaning to try as of recent. When are you coming to NYC? I need someone who can appreciate a good wine bar and we should have an NYC/SF Wine thread meetup.
    The 06 Caymus SS is being greatly discounted right now due to the economy. Of course, it would be a crime to drink the SS for at least another 3-4 years. I wish you and Gome had been at the huge vertical of the SS I did a few weeks ago. Just turned down Beaux Freres futures again. Cellar is approaching the limit and I fully expect to come home with 3-4 cases of wine, lol.
     


  2. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    A lovely discovery. I was with my mom in a pretty small LCBO and was in a hurry. Picked up all the wine for the holidays and Mrs. Audio was hankering for a Pinot Noir. We were both 'Cabbed' out after epic Miner and Caymus SS this week! She also likes the 'exclusive' Spiegelau Pinot glasses we purchased a while ago.[​IMG] They have not been used much. Pinot's were thin on the ground at this LCBO. Grabbed this bottle without any research, which is not like me. Score! Very much like its Santa Barbara brethren, Sanford. Mrs. Audio describes it thus: Great balance and lovely pepper on the back end with the most delicate bouquet of carnations and chrysanthemums. Tobacco and a little all-spice, too. I concur! [​IMG] $32.00 91/100 [​IMG]
     


  3. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    I'm absolutely going to look into that wine but also need to get some Caymus which I have been meaning to try as of recent. When are you coming to NYC? I need someone who can appreciate a good wine bar and we should have an NYC/SF Wine thread meetup.
    I love Caymus. The 2006 Zinfandel is excellent and much cheaper than the expensive Cabernet Sauvignon and the very expensive Special Selection. I had the 2005 Cab at Canoe last summer. Was amazing. So rich and dynamic. My girl got me a 2006 SS for my birthday. It was not quite the '05, but had much of its character. Mind you, it was our second bottle that night! Caymus' tastings were sold out when we were there last summer. Next time. Buy and drink with confidence. Enjoy.
     


  4. audiophilia

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    It was discussed by Gary V and his guest on Wine Library TV.

    $400

    [​IMG]
     


  5. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Just picked up the wine for the holidays.

    Several parties to supply, incl. NYE party chez nous.

    2007 Tawse Cabernet Franc X 4
    2006 Thirty Bench Red X2
    2007 Gemtree Uncut Shiraz X2
    2007 J Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon X4
    Roederer Champagne X 1
    Pol Roger Champagne X 1
    Deutz Pink Champagne X 1

    Nice.

    [​IMG]
     


  6. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Gome, got my confirmation. Three bottles due here 12/24...right before we take off for our stay at Hotel Healdsburg and our Cyrus adventure [​IMG]

    You guys keep costing me money. I ordered six bottles. Got confirmation yesterday that they've shipped.
     


  7. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    You guys keep costing me money.

    Just wait til you come up here and eat at Cyrus.
     


  8. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Just wait til you come up here and eat at Cyrus.

    Wish it was tonight. [​IMG]
     


  9. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Stay away from the champagne and caviar trolley! [​IMG]
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    You guys keep costing me money. I ordered six bottles. Got confirmation yesterday that they've shipped.

    LOL, can't blame that one on me. It's all Gome and Johnny.

    Just wait til you come up here and eat at Cyrus.

    I heard we're getting completely comped. That's not true? [​IMG]
     


  11. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I heard we're getting completely comped. That's not true? [​IMG]

    Lulz. Unless Chef Doug personally told you that.....


    I mean, yeah definitely your dinner is on me. BTW Can I borrow a few hundred bucks?
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Lulz. Unless Chef Doug personally told you that.....

    Hey, want to hit Charcuterie with us? PM me.
     


  13. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Sooo that's at least 15 bottles of Barolo that went to forum members. Niiice. I certainly hope it lives up to the 3 great press scores and the producers pedigree!
     


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    *sigh* No wine this weekend. Watching "Sideways" to get in the mood for Sonoma. Blood draw Wednesday, having a bottle of wine for dinner Wednesday night!
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    no wine here either. Travel today, a day in the office tomorrow. Maybe tomorrow night.
     


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