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      12-12-2019, 10:54 PM   #45
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sub'd! the wifey and I are still new to this as our friends when they come over bring a variety of different wines. we like the reds, particularly anything sweet. the wifey loves all blends of Moscatos
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A list of the Cabernet's that I like on the low end. (Less than $25 per bottle)

Justin
Josh
Liberty School
Joel Gott
Coppola Claret
Decoy
J.Lohr

Stepping it up a notch.

Silver Oak Napa
Nickel & Nickel
Caymus
Duckhorn
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Great thead!

The one and only Pinot Noir grape (yes i know there are many many types just kiddn)
And from the one and only, Williams Selyem.
Second that, they make really great Pinot Noir that ages quite beautifully.

If you like Pinot, also suggest looking at Kistler, Flowers, Littorai, Bonaccorsi, Rhys Vineyards and Freestone (a Joseph Phelps owned label).
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Curious about the Williams Selyem wines... what is a ballpark price per bottle through the list?
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They run about 40-120+ plus the tax and shipping. The Sonoma County and Russian River Valley are my favs and they’re around 60 plus, then there are some special higher end ones that i throw in.

Fabulous wines!
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They run about 40-120+ plus the tax and shipping. The Sonoma County and Russian River Valley are my favs and they’re around 60 plus, then there are some special higher end ones that i throw in.

Fabulous wines!
Thank you, will definitely get on the list!
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They run about 40-120+ plus the tax and shipping. The Sonoma County and Russian River Valley are my favs and they’re around 60 plus, then there are some special higher end ones that i throw in.

Fabulous wines!
You’re from NY/LI have you tried Ospreys Dominion out on the North Fork?
They make a nice Cab that’s won some awards and we go through a good amount as well some of their other choices. Every time we head out that way we stock up.
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You’re from NY/LI have you tried Ospreys Dominion out on the North Fork?
They make a nice Cab that’s won some awards and we go through a good amount as well some of their other choices. Every time we head out that way we stock up.
Yes, i go out to the North Fork all the time and spend summer out there too. There are a number of local wines that are quite enjoyable
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Thank you, will definitely get on the list!
Enjoy!!!

Also, for those not too familiar with Pinot Noir, and especially higher end offerings, you need to let them breathe!! Seriously, you can open a bottle and taste a completely different glass from the opening tio about 15mins later. But as no one wants to wait, you should atleast use a mini aerator, or optimally a decanter.

It makes all the difference!!!
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A list of the Cabernet's that I like on the low end. (Less than $25 per bottle)

Justin
Josh
Liberty School
Joel Gott
Coppola Claret
Decoy
J.Lohr

Stepping it up a notch.

Silver Oak Napa
Nickel & Nickel
Caymus
Duckhorn
Good list. Havent tried all but Silver Oak is awesome but pricey. I like a good Joel Gott though, great wine at a good price.

Also like Pinot Noir, if you want a little spice with your wine.
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Caymus (2018 Cabernet) at our local Costco today for $73.99.
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Caymus (2018 Cabernet) at our local Costco today for $73.99.
My buddy is selling it here: http://www.churchillswine-cigars.com

for about 75 per bottle.
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Gotta agree with Silver Oak, Pride and Joseph Phelps. Surprised no one mentioned Hall and PlumpJack/Cade yet. Great Cabs from them as well.

Will try Caymus next!
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We've been having Apothic zinfandel red Californian for a while and find others hard to beat it, never a shortage of it in Costco,full bodied but with a balanced taste even goes great with Salmon.
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Speaking of corks, I save up all the corks of every single bottle I open since 2017 (this was wife's suggestion) and she would write the date on them then put them into a big wine bottle (4' tall).
this is what the wifey and I have been putting the corks in
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Thank you for the Red Schooner recommendation. We all did enjoy it very much.
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Thank you for the Red Schooner recommendation. We all did enjoy it very much.
I tried three different liquor stores - nada. I'm going to order a bottle or two on line.
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I want to impress my bil for xmas this year. I know it sounds shallow but we go back and forth with this. I want to get him a snooty italian red wine. he's eye-talian of course
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this is what the wifey and I have been putting the corks in
Put a cork in it Gene!
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I want to impress my bil for xmas this year. I know it sounds shallow but we go back and forth with this. I want to get him a snooty italian red wine. he's eye-talian of course
Try a nice Barolo
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I want to impress my bil for xmas this year. I know it sounds shallow but we go back and forth with this. I want to get him a snooty italian red wine. he's eye-talian of course
If it fits in budget and you can find it locally or shipped before Christmas I recommend a 2010 Brunello, and personally like Valdicava.

https://www.winespectator.com/vintag...s/search/id/39

https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/v...italy/2010/usa

If you ship it, he should hold onto the bottle a week or two before opening. Of course with that wine or any 2010 Brunello, he may want to save it longer term.

If you are looking for something with a lesser investment, there are some Chianti’s in the 2019 Wine Spectator Top 100 list. I haven’t tried any that I can recommend though.
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