I was thinking about his today and got to wondering what others might say.

If you could pick one producer (house/winemaker) to fill your cellar... You could have any bottle in their portfolio... but you couldn't have anything else. This is one of your end of the world decisions. The nukes are flying and you are in your bomb shelter/wine cellar full of only one producers wines. Who would it be?
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That's a tough question. Too much pressure. Well if I had to pick one, mine would be Pride. A good balance between quality and variety.
That depends on what I'm pairing my wine with. What kind of food have I stocked my bomb shelter with? Hmm...what pairs best with canned beans and pemmican?
Easy choice for me: Sine Qua Non!

1) I love everything I've ever tasted from them, 2) they're my favorite producer that makes the absolute highest quality white, rose, various reds, and various dessert wines (hey, if I only get one producer, I don't want someone who only produces reds or doesn't make a sticky), and 3) I can drink them young or hold them, and they're always delicious.
My first thought, Thomas Rivers Brown. He pretty much covers it all with a variety of wineries he makes wine for.
A few New World Producers comes to mind: Penfolds, Catena, or Ridge, for their broad lineups. But my final decision is d'Yquem, because the sugar level helps combat depression in a post-apocalyptic world, but that's just me. Wink

Its all good to have your doomsday bunker stuffed with immortal red like Montrose or Latour, but how are you going to survive 10 years underground drinking that tannic beast everyday? Might be more fun to open the door and let the zombies in or the radiation kill you instead.

And lastly, NO BURGUNDY because you might need to make molotov cocktails out of the empty bottles; thus light-weight clarets will give you better grip, distance and accuracy.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Chapoutier was the first thing that popped into my head. Nice range of styles and varietals.

Ditto.
I'm going to go emotional on this one and pick Talbott Pinot Noir...their pinots got me into wine and my wife and I shared some amazing bottles on our honeymoon...not to mention our daughter's birth had a little help from their pinots as well Smile
Marchesi Antinori ... not sure about their whites, but having a Solaia with an MRE would definitely make the MRE more palatable.
I've narrowed it down to 3: D, R, C.

They make great reds, and a pretty good white that I've only dreamed about trying. I'm pretty sure I could survive drinking only their products.

I can pretty much guarantee that once word gets out, a lot of my friends will be showing up at the door, each probably carting a couple bottles of some of the stuff mentioned above. Smile
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Originally posted by Eric Adams:
Well if I had to pick one, mine would be Pride. A good balance between quality and variety.


+1

And it really wasn't too tough of a choice for me, considering Big Grin
It would have to do both red and whites really well. As such, I agree with the DRC nod! If it had to be affordable, Chapoutier would get the nod.


Island wine would definitely be a champagne, Krug.
Grupo Vega Sicilia (including Alion, Pintia, Oremus and any future Rioja and Ribera white release)
If that umbrella is too wide, then Bodegas Lopez de Heredia.
Penfolds would be great, but I'd go with Robert Mondavi. They're have made so many styles I've loved, from lush ageworthy cabs to stickies, to easy drinking whites that boredom would not set in. Plus, I like the idea of drinking an American institution, even if it kinda ended in '04.
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Originally posted by indybob:
Penfolds would be great, but I'd go with Robert Mondavi. They're have made so many styles I've loved, from lush ageworthy cabs to stickies, to easy drinking whites that boredom would not set in. Plus, I like the idea of drinking an American institution, even if it kinda ended in '04.


Mondavi did come to mind just for the sheer diversity.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Chapoutier was the first thing that popped into my head. Nice range of styles and varietals.


Good call. Big range of price points too. The reds would go nicely with my pemmican, I think.
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Originally posted by E. Guido:
I was thinking about his today and got to wondering what others might say.

If you could pick one producer (house/winemaker) to fill your cellar... You could have any bottle in their portfolio... but you couldn't have anything else. This is one of your end of the world decisions. The nukes are flying and you are in your bomb shelter/wine cellar full of only one producers wines. Who would it be?


Reminds me of the Far Side comic strip when the mushroom clouds are in the background and two guys are fishing on a lake. One says, "Do you know what this means? No limits today!!!!"

With your "Live for today, there may be no tomorrow...", there are many choices and would hope I would be able to get to my offsite storage in the aftermath.

What got you so depressed today to bring up this topic? Hope tomorrow is better for you.
Peter Michael. Solid line up of whites and reds. The only thing missing would be red Rhone varietals. My second thought would be Ramey, but no Pinot noir. Not in the same class, but solid line up with even more variety: Foxen. I certainly would not complain if La Mission Haut Brion would fill it up!

Fun question (without the nukes).
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
Boones Farm.

Why stick to only grapes?


why not just do constellation or diageo.

why stick with only wines?
Penfolds! You’ve got some stickies with their Rieslings and Semillons and their wonderful tawnys, some decent whites (though mostly chardonnay…) and then you’ve got all the different Bins of Shiraz, Cab, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot – 60A, 389, 707, 138 etc… and then well then you have GRANGE!!!

You’ve got such a wealth of different types, styles and varietals, white, sweet and red AND you have one of the truly upper echelon reds in the world.

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