February 2013 - What are you buying?

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Originally posted by BRR:
Got a pre-order email from Rasa:

2 x 2010 Rasa Occam's Razor Syrah Block 10 Seven Hills Vineyard
1 x 2011 Rasa Living in the Limelight Petit Verdot Dionysus Vineyard


I got that email too, but passed. I'll be buying the Vox Populi and Lyricist
For my wife, and one of her absolute favourites: 1990 Chateau La Conseillante.

I can still remember enjoying it for the first time years ago in asterixis' backyard, under the stars, enjoying wonderful cheese and crackers and sitting on a swinging bench.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
For my wife, and one of her absolute favourites: 1990 Chateau La Conseillante.

I can still remember enjoying it for the first time years ago in asterixis' backyard, under the stars, enjoying wonderful cheese and crackers and sitting on a swinging bench.


Very nice! This one is a "bucket list" wine for me, along with the '86 LLC.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
For my wife, and one of her absolute favourites: 1990 Chateau La Conseillante.

I can still remember enjoying it for the first time years ago in asterixis' backyard, under the stars, enjoying wonderful cheese and crackers and sitting on a swinging bench.

Cool well done!
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Originally posted by billhike:
I opened a 2008 QED on Saturday. We should see Allred's tasting note in the near future. I'm sticking by my description I used at the winery last fall. "Slutty" - in a good way. Smile


Bill, it was my WOTN - gave it a 94. Thanks for sharing.
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Originally posted by jorgerunfrombulls:
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Originally posted by billhike:
I opened a 2008 QED on Saturday. We should see Allred's tasting note in the near future. I'm sticking by my description I used at the winery last fall. "Slutty" - in a good way. Smile


there's a bad way? Confused


Slutty Bar Rafaelli - good.
Slutty Roseanne Barr - bad.
Ack
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by jorgerunfrombulls:
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Originally posted by billhike:
I opened a 2008 QED on Saturday. We should see Allred's tasting note in the near future. I'm sticking by my description I used at the winery last fall. "Slutty" - in a good way. Smile


there's a bad way? Confused


Slutty Bar Rafaelli - good.
Slutty Roseanne Barr - bad.
Ack

And I'll add:

Slutty wife (some other guy's) - sometimes can be good.....so I've heard!
Slutty wife (yours) - always bad.....unless you swing that way.

Wink
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by BRR:
Got a pre-order email from Rasa:

2 x 2010 Rasa Occam's Razor Syrah Block 10 Seven Hills Vineyard
1 x 2011 Rasa Living in the Limelight Petit Verdot Dionysus Vineyard


I got that email too, but passed. I'll be buying the Vox Populi and Lyricist


I actually hesitated a bit, having tried none of those wines. However, the pricing was decent relative to a few of Rasa's other Syrahs (the Reserve, for example, which I didn't think was as good as the asking price), so I bit on the two. And, I'm curious to see what they do with a varietal Petit Verdot.

Who knows, Board-O, maybe we'll eventually meet at some offline and enjoy these together!
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Originally posted by jorgerunfrombulls:
a new mountain bike frame... stoked.

Santa Cruz Highball Carbon. Bam.



I spent 4 years in Miami....where are the mountains? Razz....just busting your "bulls"....lots of cool places to ride. Nice choice by the way.
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Originally posted by marcb7:
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Originally posted by jorgerunfrombulls:
a new mountain bike frame... stoked.

Santa Cruz Highball Carbon. Bam.



I spent 4 years in Miami....where are the mountains? Razz....just busting your "bulls"....lots of cool places to ride. Nice choice by the way.


Smile

I get that a lot. We actually have some great, extremely technical, singletrack down here. One of the parks, Oleta River State Park, played host to the Olympic Qualifiers for (I believe) Atlanta '96. A lot of riders from Colorado and Utah winter down here to train. They've told me that since everything here is man-made / man-carved, it's overly technical. It's slower in South Florida (because of the lack of mountains), but it's extremely technical. So it's a good place to hone your skills... so I've been told.

We also have a lot of new parks popping up, one just a few miles form my house which is why I ride a lot (Virginia Key), and there's Amelia Earhart, and big, bad, Markham Park in Broward county.
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Originally posted by Fowler52:
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Originally posted by jorgerunfrombulls:
a new mountain bike frame... stoked.

Santa Cruz Highball Carbon. Bam.


Very nice!

Are you swapping parts from another bike?


Nope. All new build. I'm gonna build it up over the next 6 months.

My current ride is a Santa Cruz Chameleon with a Fox 120, American Classic MTB26's, and an e*thirteen singlespeed setup. It's my do-all, no fail, wrecking machine. I love it.

The Highball is gonna be my XC racing machine, so a totally different build / ride.

Do you ride?
2 X 2011 Alambrado Bonarda Gran Selección
1 X 2009 Casa Primicia Rioja Carravacas de Primicia
2 X 2011 Castillo De Aguaron Cariñena
1 X 2009 Château Les Combes
1 X 2009 Lornano Chianti Classico Le Macchie

2 X 2010 Le Prieure Côtes du Rhône Villages
2 X 2011 Domaine Rouxvale Cabernet Sauvignon
2 X 2009 jean-Pierre Moueix Bordeaux Controlle Private Reserve

2 X 2010 The House of Independent Producers Merlot La Bourgeoisie Bacchus Vineyard

2 X 2011 Tenuta Ca'Bolani Friuli Aquileia Sauvignon

2 X 2011 Tenuta Ca' Vescovo Friuli Aquileia Cabernet Sauvignon
1 x 2009 Vina Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah
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Originally posted by mpls wine guy:
2009 Dominus.


mpls, do you have any experience with this or newer vintages of Dominus?
I have enjoyed early 90's and late 80's but hesitant to purchase any newer vintages. In your opinion, is today's style consistent with older vintages? TIA
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
Kutch allocation:

12 x 2011 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
4 x 2011 Kutch Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard

Smile

I just got the same allocation (less than a year) but don't know if the wine is worth it to buy 16 bottles. On the other hand, could i get kicked out if i buy less than half of the allocation.
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Originally posted by Wine Canuck:
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Originally posted by snipes:
'96 Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux


You're in for a treat. We had this blind in a line-up of 10 red burgs a few weeks ago and it was stunning. WOTN for many, for me it was a very close runner up.


Thanks. I'm looking forward to it. The notes from that evening caused me to seek one out.
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Originally posted by Merengue:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
Kutch allocation:

12 x 2011 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
4 x 2011 Kutch Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard

Smile

I just got the same allocation (less than a year) but don't know if the wine is worth it to buy 16 bottles. On the other hand, could i get kicked out if i buy less than half of the allocation.


I wouldn't be too concerned about being dropped. I purchase each go round, but have yet to take my full allocation.
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
Kistler Chardonnay and Pinot noir allocation
KB allocation
Marcassin Chardonnay allocation


i never understood the kistler allocations

they totally hold you hostage for a wine after you can find the crappy designation int he secondary or even the retail market for less than they offer just for some super special single bottling that you could have had paying for cheaper if you didn't spend all that money buying 2 cases of the crappy starter wines.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
Kistler Chardonnay and Pinot noir allocation
KB allocation
Marcassin Chardonnay allocation


i never understood the kistler allocations

they totally hold you hostage for a wine after you can find the crappy designation int he secondary or even the retail market for less than they offer just for some super special single bottling that you could have had paying for cheaper if you didn't spend all that money buying 2 cases of the crappy starter wines.


g-man,
I have not had that experience. None of the bottles from the offering is something that I can get in the LWS. Maybe it's a Texas thing. The only Kistler I have seen for sale is the crappy Sonoma Coast bottling- the old Les Noisetier bottling. I have never seen any single vineyard bottling for sale - granted, I am not in the business so I am not privy to products that some (Nolan) may have access to. With that said, it is true that if you do not buy a case, you are limited in your "choice" and you have to buy a mixed 6 pack which is not necessarily the highest rated stuff. So yes you are held hostage if you do not buy 12 bottles. Fortunately I have a number of colleagues and friends who like to split my allocation and I get to cherry pick whatever and however much I want and split the rest of the allocation amongst them. Win-win. With that said, do you enjoy their wines?
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Emile Henry Pizza Stone.

We love ours. Is it the round or square?

With care, it should last a life time, unlike the 3 I purchased from Costco which lasted less than 1 month apiece.



Good to hear Dok! Rectangle shape, pretty big too. Have you used it on top of the outside grill? I was thinking of using it for fish as well....
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Have you used it on top of the outside grill

I ONLY use mine on the BBQ for pizza. It would be great for fish as well. Enjoy!


I've never used mine for fish, but I sure would hesitate to do so. Pizza stones are pretty porous and would likely absorb some lovely fish aroma. I don't want my pizza smelling fishy. Again, I've never tried it, so I'm not sure what the results would be. But why risk it? When I grill fish, I grill directly on the cooking grates, or in a few instances, I've used a fish basket. 2 Cents
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
Kistler Chardonnay and Pinot noir allocation
KB allocation
Marcassin Chardonnay allocation


i never understood the kistler allocations

they totally hold you hostage for a wine after you can find the crappy designation int he secondary or even the retail market for less than they offer just for some super special single bottling that you could have had paying for cheaper if you didn't spend all that money buying 2 cases of the crappy starter wines.


g-man,
I have not had that experience. None of the bottles from the offering is something that I can get in the LWS. Maybe it's a Texas thing. The only Kistler I have seen for sale is the crappy Sonoma Coast bottling- the old Les Noisetier bottling. I have never seen any single vineyard bottling for sale - granted, I am not in the business so I am not privy to products that some (Nolan) may have access to. With that said, it is true that if you do not buy a case, you are limited in your "choice" and you have to buy a mixed 6 pack which is not necessarily the highest rated stuff. So yes you are held hostage if you do not buy 12 bottles. Fortunately I have a number of colleagues and friends who like to split my allocation and I get to cherry pick whatever and however much I want and split the rest of the allocation amongst them. Win-win. With that said, do you enjoy their wines?
My reps know not to even offer me Kistler Wink
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Have you used it on top of the outside grill

I ONLY use mine on the BBQ for pizza. It would be great for fish as well. Enjoy!


I've never used mine for fish, but I sure would hesitate to do so. Pizza stones are pretty porous and would likely absorb some lovely fish aroma. I don't want my pizza smelling fishy. Again, I've never tried it, so I'm not sure what the results would be. But why risk it? When I grill fish, I grill directly on the cooking grates, or in a few instances, I've used a fish basket. 2 Cents



Yeah I was worried about that however within the info that cam with the stone there are recipes for fish....so I was just curious. Maybe they use one for fish ONLY and one for pizza ONLY...who knows.

Will post in the dining section a few other questions.
Bought a mixed case of Coturri wines from Sonoma for $3 per bottle. Never had a wine from them before but very controversial from what I've read because of their natural winemaking, lack of SO2 use and barrel by barrel bottling:
2008 Coturri Winery Albarello
2008 Coturri Winery Carignane Testa Vineyards
2007 Coturri Winery Charbono Testa Vineyards
2004 Coturri Winery Merlot Feingold
2006 Coturri Winery Zinfandel Freiberg

3 cases of Italians:
12 x 2007 Sansovino Friularo Ambasciatore @ $3
24 x 2005 Castello Sonnino Lo Schiavone Toscana IGT @ $3

Also one Champagne:
1 x N.V. Pierre Péters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve @ $37

VM

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