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      01-01-2020, 07:18 AM   #101
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Originally Posted by Darth One View Post
This is a good thread. Some of my faves already mentioned. If i could add a few recommendations that i donít think were mentioned yet.

Jordan cabernets - one of my go-toís besides Caymus because theyíre very available
Cakebread - i donít like their more recent vintages as much but their older (pre-2010) stuff was amazing
Check out the Pinot Noirs from Williamette Valley, Oregon. They have some great stuff
Malbecs - Terrazas Reservas and Salentein are my favorites

On Opus One - i agree that youíre mainly paying for the Rothschild/Mondavi name than anything. But itís still good stuff. But for that price per bottle Iíd be going for something like a Joseph Phelps Insignia
What the hell happened to Cakebread? Any vintage after Ď13 is terrible. I gave them another shot a few months ago and bought a Ď16 and almost dumped it out. I know some vintages are better than others due to the grapes but other wines in the same vintage are good so did they change something?

My brother likes Quintessa Cabernet. I bought him a 2009 for Christmas. I havenít tried it in years but I donít remember being impressed.