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  1. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Skier

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    I totally agree, about Sav Blanc and the acidity/minerality. One of the few white I'll agree to drink (I am way too partial to reds; even with fish, I'll look for a light red). Very interesting to have one made in Vermont!
     
  2. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    Interesting.

    Used to live in the next town. Cambridge is right next to Smuggs. You probably know that.

    Wine in Vermont. I was going to ask, "Why bother?" But with global warming, maybe Vermont is positioned to take over Riesling from the Mosel. Or maybe not.
     
  3. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    On the special side for a Côtes du Rhone. Maybe that's condescending. Just plain good, then. It's a 2013 from Raymond Usseglio, who is a highly regarded Chateauneuf producer. There is something very Burgundian about this wine. Top notch acid balance, which is very rare for a southern Rhone (according to me). But LOADS of fruit nonetheless. Intense framboise with some hazelnut, tobacco, and underbrush notes. Still very young. The ultimate burger wine? When I think of what $20.00 buys in California, thus seems like a steal.

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  4. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Head First Skier

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    Well they are definitely not taking over seyval blanc from Quebec and Ontario - I don't know if you've gone tasting off Rte 202 through Dunham but that is really the flavour profile I was expecting.
     
  5. mdf

    mdf back to being an ordinary Gatheree Skier

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    A few years ago we were at a small winery on the edges of Napa valley. During the tour, the guy showing us around mentioned a lesser known varietal (I forget which one) that they could buy for only X dollars per ton, and as a result they were able sell for only $18 per bottle. "Who makes wine for $18 a bottle?" As he walked on, I said to Pam, "Spain. Italy. Large parts of France."
     
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    Tricia Trekchick Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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  7. pete

    pete not peace but 2 Beers! Skier

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    oh my, I have horrible milage and no plans to change this .... :roflmao:
     
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  8. pete

    pete not peace but 2 Beers! Skier

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    ah, nothing like coming home on a Friday and finding a present waiting!

    but, must wait for special occasions, tonight a std $10-$12 bottle of El Chaparral Navarra, still however a nice wine.:wine:

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  9. Swede

    Swede Getting off the lift Skier

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    Some great stuff going down t'day

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    Swede Getting off the lift Skier

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  12. Tony S

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    Sheesh. Envy. Way out of my league. Who's the producer on that Pommard Rugiens? Can't quite read it. Hubert de Montille?
     
  13. Tony S

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  16. mdf

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    Simple solution... we will have to visit and "encourage" a tour of the cellar.
     
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  17. Swede

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    Yes, Hubert de Montille. A 2002. Needed quite some time to come alive.
     
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  18. Swede

    Swede Getting off the lift Skier

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    It's a very good friend of mine who's the member. I'm merely a humble guest. He's an internationally acclaimed photographer and a wine buff so he's done work for a few of the producers in Bourgogne and has a quite impressive collection w/o being a wealthy guy ($-wise).
     
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  19. cantunamunch

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    Alright. I have a thought experiment for you.

    Let's suppose a hypothetical right coaster with next-to-zero western US wine knowledge is driving from Reno to Mammoth Lakes.
    What shops should he/she stop at?

    *extra bonus points if said shop is likely to stock sardinian wine for Giro start :D
     

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