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      01-20-2020, 08:57 PM   #155
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Here you go MK. Tried this one at the suggestion of the guy in the liquor store. It tastes as close to Caymus as anything I've tried and $50ish instead of $80ish. I hate this time of the year. I get so much Caymus from employees and business associates for Christmas, it's hard going back.
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Just wanted to say thanks for a great thread.
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Just wanted to say thanks for a great thread.
Hopefully we can keep it going with more great recommendations!
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Here you go MK. Tried this one at the suggestion of the guy in the liquor store. It tastes as close to Caymus as anything I've tried and $50ish instead of $80ish. I hate this time of the year. I get so much Caymus from employees and business associates for Christmas, it's hard going back.
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Ditto. Brilliant, Rick...absolutely brilliant!!

Definitely beats the freaking Manscaping Thread.
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Just ordered three bottles of Bella Union cab from Wine Express. Same maker as Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel, have had those but never the Bella Union.
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Just ordered three bottles of Bella Union cab from Wine Express. Same maker as Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel, have had those but never the Bella Union.
I've never had Nickel & Nickel. I've seen it but prefer not to experiment with pricey bottles. Thoughts?
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I've never had Nickel & Nickel. I've seen it but prefer not to experiment with pricey bottles. Thoughts?
Been years since I've had some but an excellent wine, typical big California cab. They offer several single vineyard wines which each have their own personality. I tend to focus on wines I view as a better value. The Bella Union was $59 a bottle online ($80+ retail) so I figured I'd give it a shot.
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Been years since I've had some but an excellent wine, typical big California cab. They offer several single vineyard wines which each have their own personality. I tend to focus on wines I view as a better value. The Bella Union was $59 a bottle so I figured I'd give it a shot.
Thanks - please report back on the Bella Union.
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Been years since I've had some but an excellent wine, typical big California cab. They offer several single vineyard wines which each have their own personality. I tend to focus on wines I view as a better value. The Bella Union was $59 a bottle so I figured I'd give it a shot.
Let us know what you think.
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Just wanted to say thanks for a great thread.
It’s a good thread because people are genuinely sharing what they like, without being self conscious about where it comes from or how much it costs. I participated in a few other wine threads in other forums and they devolved into people just bragging about the rare and expensive wines they’ve tried, or shitting on people who mainly drink stuff from the bigger/more well known vineyards as not being hipster enough.
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It’s a good thread because people are genuinely sharing what they like, without being self conscious about where it comes from or how much it costs. I participated in a few other wine threads in other forums and they devolved into people just bragging about the rare and expensive wines they’ve tried, or shitting on people who mainly drink stuff from the bigger/more well known vineyards as not being hipster enough.
Agreed completely. This thread has been good thus far and I am sure everyone can learn about a new wine and giving a try at any price points.
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I've heard of Maroon but never had it. As for the Malbec's, familiar with Three Thieves but not the other two. Have to say it looks like my kind of shopping! Most wine I drink is in the $10-$20 range and I love Malbec. As I noted earlier, there are many great wines out there at reasonable prices.
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I've heard of Maroon but never had it. As for the Malbec's, familiar with Three Thieves but not the other two. Have to say it looks like my kind of shopping! Most wine I drink is in the $10-$20 range and I love Malbec. As I noted earlier, there are many great wines out there at reasonable prices.
It's just like horsepower. You don't have to spend the fortune one had to spend in the past to get good quality wine. Truly the democratization of wine.
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I've heard of Maroon but never had it. As for the Malbec's, familiar with Three Thieves but not the other two. Have to say it looks like my kind of shopping! Most wine I drink is in the $10-$20 range and I love Malbec. As I noted earlier, there are many great wines out there at reasonable prices.
Yes, I keep my dailys at $15-20 and open a $60+ wine once a month. $100+ would be for special occasions.

Let's keep recommendations coming so we all can contribute more to the wine industry
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Speaking of Maroon cab, last bottle is selling the 2014 Rutherford Reserve for $40 today.

Here's my referral link if anyone is interested in Last Bottle Wines

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Had a lovely evening with Mrs. Hubba. I am not a Chard guy, this may be the first I ever actually liked. The Cab was scrumptious, and the Petite Syrah had the best legs I have ever seen on a glass, and ranks among my favorite wines ever. Grenache was a bit too smokey for me, but worked very well with dark chocolate dessert. Overall, it was fantastic, and I would highly recommend any of the Tor Wines listed on this menu. Chef did a phenomenal job of pairing. Sorry about the sideways pic. I dunno why it did that...
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I've never had Nickel & Nickel. I've seen it but prefer not to experiment with pricey bottles. Thoughts?
If you like to try different wines but are worried about disappointment, you may be interested in reviewing the following site called "Cellar Tracker" in which you can research what other normal consumers such as you and I actually think of a particular wine and vintage.

www.cellartracker.com

You'll want to use "classic -Mode which can be clicked on at the bottom right hand side, then click on tasting notes at the top to get a feel for the layout, and to observe reviews for specific wines.

Or, you can enter the wine you are interested in on search mode Let's use Caymus as an example and all sorts of brief reviews will show up. Click on a year of your interest and it will gather reviews for that vintage and average the scores received. Finally, you can click on "Find this wine on wine-searcher.com to find where its available and the pricing.

My wife and I entertain a lot, so this website is a valuable tool.
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If you like to try different wines but are worried about disappointment, you may be interested in reviewing the following site called "Cellar Tracker" in which you can research what other normal consumers such as you and I actually think of a particular wine and vintage.

www.cellartracker.com

You'll want to use "classic -Mode which can be clicked on at the bottom right hand side, then click on tasting notes at the top to get a feel for the layout, and to observe reviews for specific wines.

Or, you can enter the wine you are interested in on search mode Let's use Caymus as an example and all sorts of brief reviews will show up. Click on a year of your interest and it will gather reviews for that vintage and average the scores received. Finally, you can click on "Find this wine on wine-searcher.com to find where its available and the pricing.

My wife and I entertain a lot, so this website is a valuable tool.
Thanks Quick6!
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