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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
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    Saw this on another board and though of you folks - interesting wine labels.

    http://www.designer-daily.com/25-bri...e-designs-1808
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    We decided not to go out for dinner -- too cold. Opened a 2003 Franciscan, cabernet sauvignon, Napa Valley, Oakville Estate. Worthy of attention, in my humble view.
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    We drank a 2005 Sausal, Alexander Valley, zinfandel last night. If you can find it, buy as much of it as you can afford.


    I received an email from one of my favorite wineries this week (Dry Creek Vineyards--no financial connection--), offering 40% off on some of their cellar selections. Needless to say, I took advantage of that offer. I also forwarded the email to my boss and he's taking advantage of my membership The order ships Monday.


    donk, I'm headed to Publix this morning and I'll pick up a bottle of the Cardinal Zin. PM me your address and I'll send you the (empty) bottle with label (if you're still interested).
    Last edited by Richmond Jake; 14 Mar 2009 at 9:15 AM. Reason: none of your bidnezz
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    Tonight a bottle of Mollydooker (left handed in Oz terms), The Boxer, 2007, shiraz from our friends in the southern hemisphere. A perfect compliment to BBQ'd baby back ribs and French onion soup.

    We don't drink much wine from downunder, but I liked it. Rich, deep, fruity flavors. RJ says find it and drink it. Drink it with a spicy dish (I'm referring to food, you perverts). You will not be disappointed.
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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Tonight a bottle of Mollydooker (left handed in Oz terms), The Boxer, 2007, shiraz from our friends in the southern hemisphere. A perfect compliment to BBQ'd baby back ribs and French onion soup.

    We don't drink much wine from downunder, but I liked it. Rich, deep, fruity flavors. RJ says find it and drink it. Drink it with a spicy dish (I'm referring to food, you perverts). You will not be disappointed.
    It was OK. Kind of acidic to me. But then, I don't know what I'm talking about.

    And here I was hoping to stay sober tonight. But he had to give me a refill.....

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    Wine list reccomendation

    Going to a good restaurant tonight and am curious about the wine list.

    Here is a snapshot of it, what would you select?

    http://notabenerestaurant.com/downlo...us_nb/wine.pdf
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    Morellino di Scansano 2006 Suberli

    I have had the 2005. Pretty darn good. I would imagine the 2006 is a little bit more pushy with the fruit.

    Depending on what you are eating, I would say that this is a good pick.

    (Although the price is crazy... you can get a bottle for maybe $25 bucks)
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    I have noting to offer the thread as my wine drinking has substantially declined due to work and other commitments. However, please let me sincerely apologize to everyone who enjoys good wine or starting this thread with praises for cheap and awful Yellow Tail. I know the errors of my ways and the only excuse I can offer is that inexperience and an empty wallet are terrible for one's taste.

    Again, my apologies. Now carry on.

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    Had a hess small block pinoit noir last night, it was nice. It got better as it aired out in the glass.

    I hate that I then looked on the liquor store web site and can't find it, I think I'd buy it again, and not in a restaurant at a 200% mark up.

    I think next time I go to this restaurant I may take one of my special bottles and pay the corkage fee.
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    I just opened a bottle of Ugly Duckling Cabernet - it was fantastic - and only $8.99 a bottle too

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    On the way back from golfing this afternoon (I came down with the swine flu this morning but made a miraculous recovery by tee time, oh and we played in about 3-hours--don't ask about my score ), I stopped at Sam's Club and bought a mini-barrel of Red Truck. When I got home, I took a dip in the pool and popped it open. It's not bad. I put it on the recommended list.





    Poor ZG. She actually has come down with the flu. Or a prolonged hot flash.
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    At the food lion...

    Came across two of my favorites at $5 per bottle!!!

    HMS Rex Goliath 47# Chicken (piniot grigio AND Chardonnay)

    AND

    Bohemian Highway (piniot grigio AND Chardonnay)

    That's 4 bottles for $20 -- AND they don't taste like paint remover either...

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    Would this be a dream job or what?

    $10,000 a month for six months to drink wine, learn and talk about wine, eat good food, live rent free in Healdsburg CA and play the occasional game of poker with a laid-back staff.

    I'm wetting myself. Murphy-Goode is a cool winery.

    No, I didn't apply. But what a fantasy!!!

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...sn=001&sc=1000
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    Schramsberg. 2000. Blanc de Noirs. Picked it up a couple of weeks ago on close-out at Publix.
    You can't find it, but I did. A great Mother's Day sparkler. This dead soldier goes out on the bottle tree.





    Happy Mother's Day all you mothers.

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    As ya'll know, I'm partial to domestic wines. Tonight, we drank a 2007, Cotes du Roussillon, made by the surrender monkeys.

    Light. Approach with caution.

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    Try these out.....

    I've discovered that I like everything this wine maker produces:

    http://www.cantaracellars.com/aboutus.html
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    donk, we're struggling to find the Cardinal Zin. These two bottles are available if you'd like them.

    I have a shipping container.





    oops, that was almost the image of ZG in the raw....
    Last edited by Richmond Jake; 24 May 2009 at 7:05 PM. Reason: i gotta me more careful

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    Thanks for the offer, I am most interested in the ralph steadman label.

    I appreciate that you are keeping your eyes open for me.
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    So this summer is finally my time. I am building a wine cellar in the basement. I have been thinking about it for a couple years, and I am finally getting it off the ground (assuming the Mrs.Hink_Planner will allow the funds to be diverted....).

    Anyone have any experience with this? I have three good books, and have read as much as possible online, but I want to do this myself (and not pay someone $10,000 to do it). I am looking to build a 70 s.f. room. I have built walls before, but any suggestions on lumber type or vapor barrier types? R-24/R-30 insulation? Does it matter? Anyone have a whisperkool...does it work for you? My basement varies from 56-64 depending on the time of year. Which is obviously way too much variation.

    I will update with pictures (hopefully) if I am approved for the project by the boss....
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    Just want to thank RJ for hooking me up with a Cardinal Zin bottle. As a fan of ralph steadman, the bottle makes a great addition to my collection of oddities and conversation starters..
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    HEADLINE: 'Banned in Bama' a boon for winery
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...1b1-QD99P0H5G0

    HIGHLIGHTS:
    Alabama's ban on a wine that features a nude nymph on the label became a business opportunity for a California vintner who is preparing a marketing campaign to capitalize on being "Banned in Bama."

    ... a social psychologist at the University of Alabama, said a ban often increases people's interest in a product.
    Over 320+ news websites had picked up this story.
    Winery Website: http://www.cyclesgladiator.com//index.cfm
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    At chez geobandito last night a 2004 bottle of duckhorn napa merlot was consumed. The longer it breathed the better it got.
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    Served at Chateau Jake this evening: an estate bottled, Paradigm, 1996, Napa Valley, cabernet sauvignon, Oakville.
    Don't look for it because you can't find it.

    Very possibly the best bottle of wine I've ever drunk. The best news? There's another bottle in the cellar.



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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Very possibly the best bottle of wine I've ever drunk. The best news? There's another bottle in the cellar.
    When did they start building cellars in Bay County?
    "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

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