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What wine you whinos drinking 1,000,000??
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#851 Posted:
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Nice grouping, how was the Viognier? I have never had any from Oregon.

2016, Domain Sigalas Assyrtiko-Athiri, Santorini, Greece.
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#852 Posted:
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I've had it many times, it's slightly sweet after having the chardonnay, nice honeydew melon and apricot with a mineral finish.
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#853 Posted:
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2012, Guigal Cote Rotie, Rhone Valley, France.
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#854 Posted:
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2017, Chateau Tahbilk Marsanne, Central Victoria, Australia.
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#855 Posted:
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Arrowhead Cabernet Sauvignon

Had it out at dinner with friends Friday night. Came recommended from the waiter but it was not my favorite.

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2017, M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut, Cotes de Roussillon, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
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2017, Evolucio Furmint, Tokaj-Hegyalis, Hungary.
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#858 Posted:
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2015 Turley Old Vines Zin - yummy stuff
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#859 Posted:
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2016, Skouras Moscofilero, Pelopobese, Greece.
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#860 Posted:
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rose bottle #5 from this guy ^^^

2017 Tres Ojos, Spain
70% Garnacha, 30% Tempranillo

back label nails it, berry fruit on the nose, strawberry/raspberry aromas, fresh and crisp on the palate with plum/berry fruit.

very nice Rosado.
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#861 Posted:
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Ledger David Rose
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#862 Posted:
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2017, Chateau Routas Coteaux Varois Rose, Provence, France
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#863 Posted:
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2017, Chateau Colombe Torrontes, Chalchqui Valley, Argentina
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#864 Posted:
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2016, Hamilton Russell Chardonnay, Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, South Africa
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2015, Luca Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Steamed asparagus
Steamed butternut squash
Grilled ribeye medium rare
Tossed salad with raspberry walnut vinaigrette
Fresh sliced Bosc and D'anjou pears with Bourbon sauce
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2017, Puech Haut Rose, Roussillon, France.
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#867 Posted:
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Kirkland Cab

the big jug, under 10 bucks. Cherry fruit, not bad, not serious, so I slugged it outta da bottle.

Hey! I'm on vacation.
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#868 Posted:
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Are you being a narish mentsh today?
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#869 Posted:
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if I had to depend on wine for nourishment...no.
more like a supplement.
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#870 Posted:
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Lionello Marchesi Sangiovese.
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#871 Posted:
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Wine nourishes the soul Frank.
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#872 Posted:
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amen.
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#873 Posted:
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Going over to a friend's place tonight to open a gag gift I gave him months ago. Trump wine. Should be interesting.
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#874 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Going over to a friend's place tonight to open a gag gift I gave him months ago. Trump wine. Should be interesting.

I assume it's a red...
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#875 Posted:
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Red on the noodle, like a pecker on a poodle.
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#876 Posted:
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Trump Chardonnay

Not a bad one at all made by winery from Texas . I was expecting worse. Thanks to Kipp for helping me find this to gift a buddy of mine.
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2015, Domaine Drouhin Arthur Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, Oregon.
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#878 Posted:
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Dundee Hills make some fantastic Pinot noirs
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I like the diversity of the Willamette Valley. I think it is the only place that can in some way shape or form rival Burgundy for diversity of terroir. Either Dundee hills, or Eloha hills produce my favorite Oregon Pinot Noirs.
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Kivelstadt Cellars Father's Watch Red Blend
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#881 Posted:
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Roederer Estate L’ Ermitage Brut 2011 for the wifey’s birthday
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#882 Posted:
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Wente
Louis Mel
Sauvignon Blanc


Light and crisp with nice citrus. Not overly acidic

Paired nice with some grilled chicken and cold pasta salad.
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2017, Susana Balbo Crios Torrontes, Argentina.
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Speyside wrote:
2017, Susana Balbo Crios Torrontes, Argentina.



Just saw a sale at my local on Quintessa 2014 (I think could be wrong on the year only glanced at it) from $225 to $175. Is this a good deal? Also would this be a good wine to save for a celebratory occasion? My taste are all over the place with wine so far but I do find that I like Merlots and Bordeaux the most but also enjoy Cabs and that is what most people like to get when I am out to dinner with them.

Thanks Speyside with any help on this, I figured this kind of price on a bottle would be good to get a more knowledgeable opinion before purchasing.
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#885 Posted:
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Shaun, that is a good price. That is a wine that can comfortably age about 7 years with proper cellaring. It is a left bank Bordeaux style blend. It is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Verdot. It is probably the 2013, if so I have seen reviews of 96 points from the advocate and 98 points from James Suckling. The advocate also states the 2013 vintage can age 20 to 25 years. I would still stick with 7 years. It definitely is a special occasion wine.
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#886 Posted:
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If I can, I’ll give you a reccomendation over the Quintessa.

I rep Huneeus products and the Faust is a fantastic buy. It should retail around $50.

It’s a big Cab that’s not overly tannic. I really enjoy it. And it’s about 1/4 the price of what you’re looking at.

Also give Leviathan a go if you like red blends. It should be close to $40.

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2016, Domaine Dupueble Beaujolais, Beaujolais, France.
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#888 Posted:
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shaun341 wrote:
Just saw a sale at my local on Quintessa 2014 (I think could be wrong on the year only glanced at it) from $225 to $175. Is this a good deal? Also would this be a good wine to save for a celebratory occasion? My taste are all over the place with wine so far but I do find that I like Merlots and Bordeaux the most but also enjoy Cabs and that is what most people like to get when I am out to dinner with them.

Thanks Speyside with any help on this, I figured this kind of price on a bottle would be good to get a more knowledgeable opinion before purchasing.


Have I got a deal for you! I just happen to have a few bottles left of 1996 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red Blend. I sold a few years ago for $803/bottle at auction but will make a good deal for you. Cellared in my Vinotemp at 55 degrees since release directly from Harlan.
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Duh, can't believe I missed the 14. Suckling 97 points advocate 94 points vinvino 4.6. This will drink better at a younger age than the 13. A special wine indeed. I have tasted the 14. Very complex, great noise, wonderful flavor long finish. I think it will also improve for up to 7 years.
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deadeyedick wrote:
Have I got a deal for you! I just happen to have a few bottles left of 1996 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red Blend. I sold a few years ago for $803/bottle at auction but will make a good deal for you. Cellared in my Vinotemp at 55 degrees since release directly from Harlan.



I think that one is out of my price range even at a deal l, but I appreciate the offer.

I am a wine noob but I was thinking about grabbing something nice for to have on hand for special occasion.

Still have to make it back and see if that sale is still going. Thanks for the info Speyside it was very helpful.
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#891 Posted:
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Just googled your wine. The 2014 is about $175 at many places and you can save the sales tax.
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last bottle of Rose from the incredible Spey hit.

2017 Villa Des Anges Old Vines Cinsault Rose France

Loved it, great as a sipper (or as the label says "warm weather gulper") and just fine with chicken, fish and tonight with a spiced up wheat pasta and veggies creation.

Thanks Allen. You got me half way through Summer.
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Glad you liked it.
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2016, Domaine de la petite Cassagne white, Costieres De Nimes, France
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#895 Posted:
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Masciarelli Montepulciano D'Abruzzo with spaghetti carbanara.
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2014 Beaujolais Villages
Stephane Aviron

bought it a year ago to mix with a bottle of sangria to make a, well, sangria, but never did it.

totally surprised how much I liked it and how well it went with a steak I made in a skillet...and I almost never make steak.
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Serra Vineyards 2014 rose (100% tempranillo ) with stir fried veggies and leftover griled porkchops.
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2014, Luca Syrah, Mendoza, Argentina.
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#899 Posted:
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Surely Toki...lovin the Japanese Whiskey immensely
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2015, Masut Pinot Noir, Mendicino, California
2010, Wine Guerrilla Monte Rosso Red Zinfandel, Sonoma, California
2015, Martinelli Monte Rosso Gnarley Vines Red Zinfandel, Sonoma , California.
2016, Beckman Purisima Mountain Syrah, Ballard Canyon, California
2017, Huia Boytrytis Riesling, Marlborough, Australia

Poached duck eggs with Vouvray reduction
Grilled vegetables
Grilled lamb chops Grecian style, with creamed spinach and grill garlic parmean asparagus.
Cheese plate
Tossed salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Fresh sliced strawberry apples and bosc pears
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