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Old 04-11-22, 09:19 AM
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Last night. 2018 Le Fole Aglianico. Typical bold, high acidity and tannin from this Italian grape. This one has a bit of farmhouse funk and is very slightly effervescent which compliments the acidity and made it a great food wine with dinner. Grown at 500m elevation from 80 year old grapes.

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ooga booga we drank that same 2018 Crozes a couple weeks ago - great wine, smoke, animal fat, brine, delicious. We also have the same 2019 Vacqueryas in our wine fridge. Not overtly spendy, but we liked the last one so much, we wanna give this one 2-3 years before drinking, per recommendation from our wine guy
TMonk yeah...jc marsanne is killing it across several northern rhône areas,

already said in a previous post to buy multiple bottles of whatcha like. cellar what you can. drink what tempts.
the 2019 red rhônes are super-seductive. personally buying amap to cellar but it is fantastic now.
your "wine guy" is right but please taste it now and evaluate how many you wanna/can afford/can physically stash for later
while you can still semi-easily acquire asap. red rhônes aren't the most available in san diego and dingos like me are snapping up cases
vs bottles...it ain't napa cab/red bordeaux volume/production and will be
gonzo much sooner than later. vacqueyras isn't exactly red burg-yet. it's generally pretty affordable.
worse(rer) situation than the eternal n + 1 bike dilemma (because very little great rhône stuff makes it all the way down to san diego (most of it is imported into the east bay) to only have one bottle of an affordable, great wine when you coulda had several...relatively easy to (re)acquire previous red bordeaux/napa cab vintages...
not so easy (on the west coast) to acquire rhône vintages. see it. strike it. taste it. buy amap if you like.
don't ask how i know over the course of three decades...

you've been drinking some pretty decent stuff. your "wine guy" seems to steering you in the right direction. still. if affordable, taste it now and advance/retreat/move on accordingly.
should this thread be renamed the "red rhône" thread?

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Well, the Rhone valley has been my preferred french region. Love me some Syrah and Grenache. But I have been trying to drink (and learn) more Italian wine and my wine guy has been helping facilitate that.

Fun fact, my wine guy is actually a friend from high school (Rancho Buena Vista HS, Vista N County) and college as well. He got into wine well before me and ended up buying a wine shop on the downtown plaza in our college town. He ships us cases of wine periodically, we just give him a budget and loose guidelines. He knows what we like. We supplement this with supermarket purchases, things we find in local wine shops in the county, and our K Vinters wine club (2x/year distribution). Again I highly recommend K Vinters in Eastern Wa, especially their Syrah.

We got into K due to their supermarket offerings: Cs Carbenet, Red Devil Merlot, Boom Boom Syrah.

In our latest distribution (last week), they included "The Boy" Grenache - made with whole cluster fermentation, a technique not often used with Grenache. This gives your easy, porch-drinking Grenache some more opacity, tannin and body. We had a glass when we visited last summer and took two bottles home. I recommend it.
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Well, the Rhone valley has been my preferred french region. Love me some Syrah and Grenache. But I have been trying to drink (and learn) more Italian wine and my wine guy has been helping facilitate that.

Fun fact, my wine guy is actually a friend from high school (Rancho Buena Vista HS, Vista N County) and college as well. He got into wine well before me and ended up buying a wine shop on the downtown plaza in our college town. He ships us cases of wine periodically, we just give him a budget and loose guidelines. He knows what we like. We supplement this with supermarket purchases, things we find in local wine shops in the county, and our K Vinters wine club (2x/year distribution). Again I highly recommend K Vinters in Eastern Wa, especially their Syrah.

We got into K due to their supermarket offerings: Cs Carbenet, Red Devil Merlot, Boom Boom Syrah.

In our latest distribution (last week), they included "The Boy" Grenache - made with whole cluster fermentation, a technique not often used with Grenache. This gives your easy, porch-drinking Grenache some more opacity, tannin and body. We had a glass when we visited last summer and took two bottles home. I recommend it.
saw a syrah of theirs ($36.99) at the 3rd corner wine store/resto in encinitas on the coast highway yday. stopped in with the lady to wait out traffic on the way back from o-side late afternoon. almost pulled the trigger but ended up drinking a bottle of this instead:





also took a bottle of the 2019 domaine juliette avril cdp (posted earlier in the thread) to go.




the red rhone/syrah/grenache retail selection was fairly decent

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enjoyed a great Willamette Pinot yesterday, "Four Graces". A hair over $20 and great QPR. Very floral with typical rich red fruit. Full for a Pinot.


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Baby's first Brunello last week - Bunello Molino del Piano 2015. Sangiovese may be creeping up towards my favorite wine grape even more now (versus Syrah). So much diversity in it's wine.

This one look and drank like a fine Nebbiolo (think Barolo) - orange hue, delicate, floral notes. Typical punchy acidity and tart cherry from the Sangio. Tannins later on. Fantastic wine. At $40 I have drank wines twice as expensive that weren't this good.

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hit both of these today:




the k was super-smooth and was a dead-ringer for the 2018 paul jalabert “domaine de thalabert” crozes-hermitage. polished beyond belief.

the pax sonoma hillsides syrah waay more my style. drank like a burgundy with all the punch + extra credit you expect from syrah.
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Good stuff! Always happy to see some K coming through.

Last night, 2017 Fallbrook Winery "Red Wine Blend". Always enjoy supporting local products. Not sure what's in it, but I'm guessing some merlot due to the yellow/orange color on the rim. High alcohol and subdued acidity one would expect from the hot climate. Somehow less fruit forward than I was expecting. Enjoyable wine.
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splurged for this the other day. took awhile to track down. definitely worthwhile and already planning on tracking down another bottle.


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Good stuff! Always happy to see some K coming through.

Last night, 2017 Fallbrook Winery "Red Wine Blend". Always enjoy supporting local products. Not sure what's in it, but I'm guessing some merlot due to the yellow/orange color on the rim. High alcohol and subdued acidity one would expect from the hot climate. Somehow less fruit forward than I was expecting. Enjoyable wine.
Looks like its still available from the Fallbrook Winery for a great price
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Last weekend, I opened a 2011 Clos des Papes and had it over Sat and Sun watching and paris roubaix (recorded it). Clearly a very good Chateauneuf but I just never really dug such a high amount of Grenache relative to Mourvedre and Syrah. Too fruity, too jammy for my tastes. I guess I am just a Beaucastel guy. Such a first world winey comment, I know.
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The Vacqueyras reds in southern Rhone also have a high grenache fraction, but tend to be big and savory vs overtly sweet, in our limited experience. We've only had a couple, but I'm always surprised at how much lower the syrah content is than what I expect from tasting.

For a local (ish) easy drinking, high QPR "porch" Grenache, I recommend Groundwork fro m Central Coast CA. This is def. going to be fruity and jammy though. But if you're in the mood for something like that in the early afternoon, this hits the spot.

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we drank another Groundwork last night with dinner.

Of note recently, an aptly named "black slate" Priorat (hello minerals), and a great DOCG Chianti Reserva that they stock at our local Vons (on El Cajon blvd), Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva. The Chianti has a nice farmhouse funk to it making it quite savory and interesting. Both high QPR wines.


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90% syrah, 10% viognier. 100% delicious.

**an aside**stopped into holiday wine cellars/liquor store in escondido on monday after a ride in the area. they had a k cellars syrah (sorry don't remember which)
at $34 up top along with a few other decent reds. down below, in the cellar, a bunch of saint-cosme red rhône stuff and plenty of red bordeaux at decent prices and an absolute ton of vintage port.
holiday wine cellar usually a great place to find an intriguing/unicorn wine for that discerning, cork dork/wannabe wino/swill phil. take only cash...otherwise your credit rating
make take a plunge. you have been warned.

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It is like if comparing Campy Super Record or Dura Ace to 105. Yes, it is a little better.

Personally, I would not use 105 because I can afford the extra cost and appreciate it on something that I will probably put 50,000 miles on. Is Dura Ace twice as good? Hardly. But with wine, the cost differential is like an order of magnitude bigger and I don't think it is twice as good. But if I had the cash, I would drink La Mouline and the like from the Rhone on every holiday or special meal. I remember having one of those in Paris and when it was decanted and presented, I said to my wife, the smell (she is not a wine person) is incredible. She says, I can smell it from here. The Sommelier says in English, the whole room can smell it. I look around and everyone is looking our way. Decades later, I can still smell that wine.

Roussanne, Riesling, and Chenin Blanc are probably my top three favorite white grapes and the Beaucastels are always off the charts with Roussanne. I love that wine! Not much of a chard drinker but if I do, I like them big but not too much oak.
can't put a price on a wine like that. the memories are priceless-cost be damned. have been lucky enough to have a few wines like that over the last three decades. never gets old.
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OK.... this is NOT in my glass... but I happened to see it as a product placement in the series "Lincoln Lawyer."



$4K for a bottle... that stuff better be angels dancing on your tongue. The product placement was for a client that was supposedly super rich software CEO type. It was so blatant of a placement, I had to see if it was real.

Hey, you can get a 1.5 liter magnum for a mere $12K.
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But, which flavor?
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But, which flavor?
None of them. I got very sick on this stuff as a teen and never touched it again. Idiot in our group well we were all idiots . Walk through the campfire with only his socks on. Woke up the next day with burnt feet and half his long hair singed off His sister was is a hairdresser. Like dude you got a short haircut lol. Walked gingerly for a few weeks. Just drop tuck and roll dude. The moral of this unfortunately true event is don’t drink MD 20/20.
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