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      01-27-2020, 01:14 PM   #485
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Hows the Pina? Saw it the other day and store manager was strongly recommending it. Usually I do not buy what a store is STRONGLY recommending to me.
The pina is very good actually. I stumbled upon pina when i was out in napa, our driver strongly recommended we stop there. Really really small production. They have history of being more vineyard managers for some of the big names.

Expensive wine, but its definitely worth a try. They have different vineyard varietals and to be honest, i cant remember which one i liked the best. I believe their whole theory is single variety pure cabernet sauvignon.
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The pina is very good actually. I stumbled upon pina when i was out in napa, our driver strongly recommended we stop there. Really really small production. They have history of being more vineyard managers for some of the big names.

Expensive wine, but its definitely worth a try. They have different vineyard varietals and to be honest, i cant remember which one i liked the best. I believe their whole theory is single variety pure cabernet sauvignon.
Hey I will give it a try based on your recommendation and someone who has actually tried. The store has a bunch of them on shelf.
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Hey I will give it a try based on your recommendation and someone who has actually tried. The store has a bunch of them on shelf.
Report back!

Also, their port was actually some of the best i've ever had.
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So Zin Port is allowed here?

In the sippin thread somebody recommended this. I ordered a bottle for my BILIL for Christmas and picked one up myself. Finally tonight I'm not on call and can enjoy

Very deep sugar profile! I might need to order another few. Even the wife enjoyed it and I'm having with some grana and Skippy super chunk
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My usual favourites California cabs like Stags Leap and Caymus.

I picked up a Washington Cab, 2016 Seven Cellars and was blown away at the quality.
For $22 CDN, it carries well above its price point...

Needless to say, I bought a case...
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My usual favourites California cabs like Stags Leap and Caymus.

I picked up a Washington Cab, 2016 Seven Cellars and was blown away at the quality.
For $22 CDN, it carries well above its price point...

Needless to say, I bought a case...
I thought Seven Cellars is a CA winery, could it have been Seven Hills?
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Need some recommendations for an engagement dinner with the family. Thinking buying some Amarone and a 1L of Caymus cab? 7 people.
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Need some recommendations for an engagement dinner with the family. Thinking buying some Amarone and a 1L of Caymus cab? 7 people.
What’s in the menu and is there a budget? I usually go with one 750 ml bottle / 2 people with a bottle or two in reserve just in case. So maybe 5 bottles if everyone drinks.
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What’s in the menu and is there a budget? I usually go with one 750 ml bottle / 2 people with a bottle or two in reserve just in case. So maybe 5 bottles if everyone drinks.
There’s usually steaks and lamb at this place. Mostly game meat. Last time I brought 2 and we finished it. That was enough for 5 people with 2 glasses or so each. I’m thinking 2-3 this time should be good. Not looking to get drunk. Prefer to stay around $60-80 a bottle.
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There’s usually steaks and lamb at this place. Mostly game meat. Last time I brought 2 and we finished it. That was enough for 5 people with 2 glasses or so each. I’m thinking 2-3 this time should be good. Not looking to get drunk. Prefer to stay around $60-80 a bottle.
OK didn’t realize it was a restaurant - no extra bottles needed as you can always just order one if necessary.

There’s a lot of good wine in that price range, some mentioned in this thread. For Cabernet, I found Don Melchor at Costco for $80 vs. $100 elsewhere. Caymus always a sold choice. I mentioned Joseph Phelps earlier in the thread. D.R. Stephens is another I think is pretty good.

I haven’t had that much Amarone so I can’t make a specific recommendation, but it should be a good choice. I’d also recommend looking into Brunellos. The 2015 vintage is supposed to be outstanding - not sure if in stores yet but it may be. There are a lot of good Brunellos and several in this price range. Terralsole and Il Poggione should be relatively easy to find.

I’m sure others will chime in with more suggestions.
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I had an Amarone recently, and it was very pricey and I was not impressed. Now we drank it after a good Barolo so that may have contributed to the lack of joy especially when price considered.

I much rather a good Barolo or Brunello
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Shoot, Seven Falls cellars, my bad ... I skipped a word lol...

Happened after I finished the bottle...lol
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      01-29-2020, 07:54 PM   #497
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Happened after I finished the bottle...lol
Valid excuse!
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Thanks for the recommendations! I’ll check out Costco and the local K&L wine store and see if some of those are in stock.
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Cheap ass wine, but I gotta tell you, this drinks well for what it is.
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You enjoy it, that's all that matters.
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Did my monthly visit to total wine today and picked up a nice selection of California and Italian wines.

Most are repeat buys, but also mix in a few new options to try each time. These are all in the $15 - $50 range at TW and go great with almost any occasion.

My recommendation for a great every day table wine is the Olema Pinot Noir, best $20 bottle you can find.

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Have you tried the River Road?
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I have tried other wines from them but have not tried this Zin yet
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Ironically I've driven down River Road so many times but never tried this vineyard. Will have to try some.
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Just picked up this magnum on a whim. Anyone try it ? $149
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