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      02-24-2021, 08:18 PM   #595
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Nice way to revive a thread on life support.

We had a bottle of The Bard (2017) from Realm Cellars on Sunday and I didn’t even think of posting. It was very good, but I think it will be better in a couple of years.

Recently had 2 defective bottles of Valdicava Brunello (2010), which was sad because no one likes bad bottles and this was one of my favorites. The vendor gave us a credit for the third (still unopened) bottle even though I bought it 2 years ago. Nice show of goodwill by them given the elapsed time, but I am quite certain it was bad when received as it has been temp controlled since arrival.
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Nice way to revive a thread on life support.

We had a bottle of The Bard (2017) from Realm Cellars on Sunday and I didn’t even think of posting. It was very good, but I think it will be better in a couple of years.

Recently had 2 defective bottles of Valdicava Brunello (2010), which was sad because no one likes bad bottles and this was one of my favorites. The vendor gave us a credit for the third (still unopened) bottle even though I bought it 2 years ago. Nice show of goodwill by them given the elapsed time, but I am quite certain it was bad when received as it has been temp controlled since arrival.
This is a great thread, Rick! WE can't let it croak!

There is not much worse (maybe this should go in the first world problems thread) than opening a bottle and finding it is corked... Very glad to hear that the vendor has made good!
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Another good one to mention - recently opened a bottle of Sena (2015) a Bordeaux blend from Chile. Really nice wine on the fruity side but not too much so. I have a few more bottles stashed away for a little longer. I think it will be good for several more years, but this isn’t a super long-termer. Ready to drink now.
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Never knew this was here. I worked in the wine industry for over 10 years! I no longer do but I do still have connects. Feel free to ask about wineries in Sonoma & Napa County and I'd be more than happy to answer any questions if I can or point you in the direction of aomething excellent you may have never heard of
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Having lived in Germany for a number of years, I've developed a taste from local wineries. I am very fortunate to have a local German winery less than an hour away. A perfect Summer day ride.



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Never knew this was here. I worked in the wine industry for over 10 years! I no longer do but I do still have connects. Feel free to ask about wineries in Sonoma & Napa County and I'd be more than happy to answer any questions if I can or point you in the direction of aomething excellent you may have never heard of
Don't be shy, dish the goods man!
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I ran a winery for 3 years or so, and what I learned, no one is an expert lol (our winemaker was right off the hills of France, amazing Champ....errr sparkling wine...he was very humble)

We like red wines and look for amazing "bang for the buck" ones. We found Scaia Corvina recently...its not the best bottle wine we've had, not close, but its a solid bottle under $13.

and we enjoy Stag occ. good stuff. Had their Petite Sirah recently
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trying this 2nd time tonight, decanting but first lil sip, solid wine for $18. Total Wine direct.

https://www.totalwine.com/wine/red-w...ro/p/113710750
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Picked-up a nice German Riesling for $20.



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I see all the Rieslings in here...are they sweet, off dry or dry? My favorite is off dry, there are a few places here in Sonoma County that do off dry Riesling & Gewürztraminer. There is even a spot I know that has a dry Moscato! That one is real good
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Here you go MK. Tried this one at the suggestion of the guy in the liquor store. It tastes as close to Caymus as anything I've tried and $50ish instead of $80ish. I hate this time of the year. I get so much Caymus from employees and business associates for Christmas, it's hard going back.
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I see all the Rieslings in here...are they sweet, off dry or dry? My favorite is off dry, there are a few places here in Sonoma County that do off dry Riesling & Gewürztraminer. There is even a spot I know that has a dry Moscato! That one is real good
This one is a 2 on the Prädikatswein category; similar to a Kabinett. When I can get my hands on them, I love the sweeter Spätlese and Auslese for sipping.
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Opened a bottle of 2014 Lokoya Mt. Veeder at Abe & Louie’s last night. We really enjoyed it but it will wait 5-10 years before opening another.
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Anybody tried or like casa lapostolle cabernet sauvignon? Good value wine from Chile.
The winery own by a family from France.
I used to drink it. However, the local shop doesn't carry it anymore.
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Have not tried that vineyard but Chilean wines are a great value!
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Seven Deadly Zins 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi) - had this Friday night.

Not a wine expert at all but like a good Zinfandel, and this was very good.
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Have enjoyed several cases of the 2018 LUKE Cabernet from Columbia Valley. Though young it’s still drinks we’ll today after a decanting. At right around $250 a case it’s a great wine for parties. Maybe even good enough for a primary bottle. Very good and readily available.

Review here https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide...wahluke-slope/

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Finally cooling off enough here to want a red. I think maybe we have opened 1 bottle all summer. And I blame Mrs for that one! Sounded tasty tonight, so went with this. The Reserve is far tastier than the regular cab. Yum!
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Finally cooling off enough here to want a red. I think maybe we have opened 1 bottle all summer. And I blame Mrs for that one! Sounded tasty tonight, so went with this. The Reserve is far tastier than the regular cab. Yum!
That’s a good one. Visited their winery last year. Good stuff but pricey as hell. The ones they sell at Costco are decently priced. There was a good bottle that I liked (something named after a lion) and it was like $192. 😆
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Great to see a recent post to the wine thread!

Brought a couple of bottles to Curate in Asheville for dinner with family earlier this month. I think it’s the first time my in-laws ever really took a vacation and the first time I saw my dad in 3 years, so packed up a couple of pretty good bottles for the trip. Not pictured: the gin that went with that can of tonic.
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Have heard good things about the A/O. Good juice?
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That’s a good one. Visited their winery last year. Good stuff but pricey as hell. The ones they sell at Costco are decently priced. There was a good bottle that I liked (something named after a lion) and it was like $192. 😆
I enjoy quite a few wines from Paso. Fully plan on getting to Daou the next time we are in the area!
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