I was very impressed recently when I went a restaurant to find 2004 Quilceda cab. and 2002 Shafter HSS at just above $200 a bottle. I didn't order either. But I did inquire about them being available. They had 2 of each left.
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Originally posted by desertwineguy:
I was very impressed recently when I went a restaurant to find 2004 Quilceda cab. and 2002 Shafter HSS at just above $200 a bottle. I didn't order either. But I did inquire about them being available. They had 2 of each left.


Eek 2002 Shafer HSS at just above $200 a bottle?!? That's a $400+ bottle of wine, and with a 100 point score; I think you should consider going back soon!
please tell us!

i will be in scottsdale in Nov for a week!
thanks
an any where else where you may happen to eat and like!
Smile
In Scottsdale right now checking on things, I am right off Shea, might have to head over there and try one of those bad boys!!!
I was in Scottsdale about 1995 and drove up the mountain to a nice restaurant with a wonderful wine list. (I can't remember, but it might have been next to a Hotel at the top of that mt.) Anyway, they had a 1990 Chateau Margaux on the list for $195. I had a case in my cellar but had never tasted it. So, I ordered, decanted, and enjoyed that 100 point wine at a great price, although it wasn't even close to being ready.----It's ready now, but too expensive to casually drink!
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Originally posted by latour67:

It's ready now, but too expensive to casually drink!


I'm always up for a formal tasting latour. Wink
Thanks for the heads up Wineguy.

Always looking for great new places in Phoenix Metro to try out.

I'd be on the top of the list for that bottle of Shafer if I hadn't knocked up the wife "again" DOH!
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Originally posted by desertwineguy:
So did anyone go drink the second bottle of Shafer?


Still on the list...don't know if that means they actually have it or not. I'd check it out but my August is pretty busy - probably will be gone by the time I could get there.

Looks like a pretty good place though - decent wine list. Might be a good candidate for an offline!
Fine's Cellar - Downtown Scottsdale

Atlas Bistro - BYOB place, enter through AZ Wine Co., find you bottle at retail and take it into the Bistro

NOCA - new place, very good foodie food, wine friendly list

Way north to Cave Creek - Binkley's - tasting menue is foodies favorite
Cowboy Ciao Old town scottsdale. (Cowboyciao.com)

Make sure you get the mushroom plate either for appetizer or entree'

Best wine list in AZ as far as selection goes.
Glad I could help, I really do love that place and usually as far as restaurant wine pricing goes they keep their margins at a minimum and don't excessively mark up most of their stuff.

With all that being said, apparently we are swapping places as Sunday night I fly out to Dallas for a few days of work.
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Originally posted by T Dub:
Glad I could help, I really do love that place and usually as far as restaurant wine pricing goes they keep their margins at a minimum and don't excessively mark up most of their stuff.

With all that being said, apparently we are swapping places as Sunday night I fly out to Dallas for a few days of work.



Do you come to Dallas often? If so, we need to set up an offline!

I will be heading to Phoenix often the next year or two... perhaps an offline there also. Smile
Yes, I travel to Dallas about 6-7 times a year. Just had a re-alignment in work territory and took over Texas about 4 months ago.

Looking forward to trying some of the places out there to eat/drink.
If you want a little change of pace, there's a great burger place called DeLux, at 32nd Street & Camelback Rd. Stopped in here for lunch on my last trip. Fantastic food and several great microbrews to choose from.
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Originally posted by T Dub:
Yes, I travel to Dallas about 6-7 times a year. Just had a re-alignment in work territory and took over Texas about 4 months ago.

Looking forward to trying some of the places out there to eat/drink.


Make sure you let me know about your next trip.

Still looking for someone to enjoy a wine dinner with tomorrow in Phoenix. Cool
If you are interested in a few places with focus more on the food than an extensive wine list I can add a few small idie places to the list:

Barrio Cafe-mexican food-Phx
Coronado Cafe-Phx
Fate-asian-Phx
Pure-Sushi-North Scottsdale
Delux as mentioned previously-Phx
Pizzeria Bianco-Phx
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Originally posted by desertwineguy:
If you are interested in a few places with focus more on the food than an extensive wine list I can add a few small idie places to the list:

Barrio Cafe-mexican food-Phx
Coronado Cafe-Phx
Fate-asian-Phx
Pure-Sushi-North Scottsdale
Delux as mentioned previously-Phx
Pizzeria Bianco-Phx

I've been to the Barrio Cafe also, and highly recommend it. VERY extensive tequila list. Cool
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by desertwineguy:
If you are interested in a few places with focus more on the food than an extensive wine list I can add a few small idie places to the list:

Barrio Cafe-mexican food-Phx
Coronado Cafe-Phx
Fate-asian-Phx
Pure-Sushi-North Scottsdale
Delux as mentioned previously-Phx
Pizzeria Bianco-Phx

I've been to the Barrio Cafe also, and highly recommend it. VERY extensive tequila list. Cool
Speaking of tequila, if you want amazing margaritas try Old Town Tortilla Factory. They have a great outdoor patio too, not that you need it this time of the year with these temps.
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Originally posted by latour67:
I was in Scottsdale about 1995 and drove up the mountain to a nice restaurant with a wonderful wine list. (I can't remember, but it might have been next to a Hotel at the top of that mt.) Anyway, they had a 1990 Chateau Margaux on the list for $195. I had a case in my cellar but had never tasted it. So, I ordered, decanted, and enjoyed that 100 point wine at a great price, although it wasn't even close to being ready.----It's ready now, but too expensive to casually drink!


Elements at the Sanctuary?
Cowboy Ciao had a solid wine list with many eclectic options.

The pricing was very fair, and our group enjoyed 8 bottles including the a couple of 2002 Clio at $65 each.
So, wine+art.... did you try the mushroom dish? lol.

I stopped by a little wine place In N.Dallas called CRU and was blown away with their pricing, Are all the wine spots this expensive.

They had the 2005 Merus on the list for $480... WOW. Frown

Needless to say I had a glass of something and left.
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Originally posted by T Dub:
So, wine+art.... did you try the mushroom dish? lol.

I stopped by a little wine place In N.Dallas called CRU and was blown away with their pricing, Are all the wine spots this expensive.

They had the 2005 Merus on the list for $480... WOW. Frown

Needless to say I had a glass of something and left.



Darn, I forgot about the mushroom plate. Red Face I was so engrossed in the wine list I never opened the menu.

We were advised about the specials, and I said yes to the scallop to start with, then the lamb tenderloin.

Dallas and wine pricing... one must know where to go without question, but overall our pricing is as bad as anywhere I travel.

Let me know next time you visit and we will set up an offline. I can also recommend several excellent places for food and wine if you entertain clients while in town.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by T Dub:
So, wine+art.... did you try the mushroom dish? lol.

I stopped by a little wine place In N.Dallas called CRU and was blown away with their pricing, Are all the wine spots this expensive.

They had the 2005 Merus on the list for $480... WOW. Frown

Needless to say I had a glass of something and left.



Darn, I forgot about the mushroom plate. Red Face I was so engrossed in the wine list I never opened the menu.

We were advised about the specials, and I said yes to the scallop to start with, then the lamb tenderloin.

Dallas and wine pricing... one must know where to go without question, but overall our pricing is as bad as anywhere I travel.

Let me know next time you visit and we will set up an offline. I can also recommend several excellent places for food and wine if you entertain clients while in town.


I have been there with that wine list. It's huge, engrossing and for as big as it is not exactly the most well organized. Needless to say I've spent more time reading that than talking to dinner partners lol.

I'll look forward to some suggestions in Dallas in the future and sharing a bottle of wine perhaps.
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Originally posted by T Dub:


I have been there with that wine list. It's huge, engrossing and for as big as it is not exactly the most well organized. Needless to say I've spent more time reading that than talking to dinner partners lol.



Ha, no kidding about the odd organization of the list! I have never seen anything like it, and found it awkward and cumbersome.

It is arranged from least expensive to most expensive, regardless of varietal or region. and we are talking a 50+ page list.

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