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Posted on August 8, 2016 at 21:20:01
mkuller
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...I remember about 7 years ago I went wine tasting in Willamette Valley Oregon and was surprised by a $125 pinot noir from Archery Summit.

A few years later there was a $100 pinot noir from that area as well from Breaux Freres.

Now today looking in the current Wine Spectator at James Laube's recommended California pinot noirs, there are 9 rated between 93 to 96 points at $100 or more with the top price being $150.

For pinot noir - with little to no aging potential.

I blame "Sideways".

 

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RE: Speaking of pricey wine..., posted on August 14, 2016 at 21:19:26
triodesteve
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Burgundy looking better?

 

RE: Speaking of pricey wine..., posted on August 14, 2016 at 21:21:58
mkuller
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...let's not get carried away.

There is still a lot of good $20 to $50 pinot noir from CA and OR.

 

Funny, I stocked up on a bit of the 2012's, as well as..., posted on August 31, 2016 at 18:01:19
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some 2009/2010 Bordeaux over the past year and a half.

Only one of the 2010 Bord's is ready for this coming New Year, and I'll save the Burgundy for 2017+.

I found some 2013 Landmark Overlook Pinot @ our local Pavilions, which is good to go for this coming Thanksgiving, but I'd still like to add a few Zin's to the mix.

I'll probably go with Ridge (3V's) as it's consistent, not keen on any of the rave reviewed Dry Creek Zin's I've sampled in the past year+ due to off/funky flavors.

The Landmark is also funky, but I like this with Pinot (not Zin).

I no longer collect wine and/or drink it on a daily basis (only on special occasions), so drinking it has become even more special in a way.

 

Just saw..., posted on September 7, 2016 at 14:09:16
mkuller
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...some 2012 Cypher Zin Bitch from Paso Robles at BevMo in No CA for $25.

Nice zin for the price.

For Ridge, I usually like their Lytton Springs.

 

Never tried Cypher Zin, but have tasted a few of their Rhone blends..., posted on September 14, 2016 at 09:24:22
DeKay
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Cypher got me thinking Rhone Rangers and I ended up buying a few of the inexpensive Beckmen bottlings.

 

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