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  • Jan 8, 2009 at 8:43pm

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    jaws1970's Review:
    Added Jan 8, 2009 at 8:43pm
    pas mal. and available at safeway in san francisco! i had this once before on christmas and loved it. the second time, in san francisco for new years. and it was not as good. maybe i bought the wrong year. or maybe it paled in comparison to the merlot i had just before. i will have to try it again and see. i bought another russian river pinot noir at the Ferry building for $35 dollars on recommendation from the manager there (trying to avoid the $45+ range) and it was so not worth it. guess you can't really judge wine by the price & region. in california anyway.

  • Jan 8, 2009 at 6:37pm
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    Added Jan 8, 2009 at 6:37pm
    delicious. mellow. i could even taste it through my mouthful of spicy porky conchiglie. have been slurping pinot noir for the entire 2008 - and completely forgot about cabernet sauvignon. it was a dinner gift so i don't know how much it is. we ended up drinking copious amounts of proseco. and one rjoja and one pinot noir - neither of which we could taste with my killer pasta.

  • Oct 13, 2008 at 9:01pm

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    jaws1970's Review:
    Added Oct 13, 2008 at 9:01pm
    Decent rose. Available at WF.

  • Oct 13, 2008 at 5:01pm
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    Added Oct 12, 2008 at 8:22pm
    I had another lesson with my boss, the one who introduced me to Chateau Margaux, in 2002 when those Barclays bankers were sacked for expensing vintage Petrus and d'Yquem in London. I asked her what was so great about dessert wine that it would cost that much? And she proceeded to show me on our next trip -- where she ordered d'Yquem and foie gras for me. Unbelievable. For the layperson, it's like the perfection of peanut butter and jelly together.

  • Oct 12, 2008 at 10:14pm
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    Added Oct 12, 2008 at 8:34pm
    Another French wine which was introduced to me by my brother in law, who got me hooked on Lynch Bages. He grew up in Bordeaux, so he should know. I tried this with him in Asia at a wine tasting and it was my favorite of the night. And, because of its price, is a bottle I might actually buy myself on a regular basis.

  • Oct 12, 2008 at 10:12pm
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    Added Oct 12, 2008 at 8:54pm
    The first and last time I ever had Cristal was at my sister's wedding in Maui in 1996 although not sure whether it was 1989 or another year. A few bottles were ordered by a close friend of the family and he gave the couple a grand toast. It is simply my favorite champagne. Up until that time I had tried DP and earlier in college drank Veuve when we wanted to be extra fancy. I wouldn't say no now to DP if it was offered to me. But really just don't like the taste of Veuve Cliquot.

  • Oct 12, 2008 at 9:42pm
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    Added Oct 12, 2008 at 9:00pm
    Willamette Valley and Russian River are my new favorites. Maybe because they are the dernier cri in restaurants here in DC so I have tried them more. They are amazing and exciting, although I am still not convinced that the price inflation of wines from this region is justified. Is a $400 bottle of Russian River really worth the same as a Margaux? In any case, I just tried a Pinot Noir blend at Proof DC that is to die for and I am trying to track down the name of that bottle. When I do find it, I am buying a case.

  • Oct 12, 2008 at 8:59pm

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  • Oct 12, 2008 at 8:46pm
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    jaws1970's Review:
    Added Oct 12, 2008 at 8:43pm
    One of my favorites. Which I probably buy more than the others - less expensive years - because it is more accessible. And I tend to see it more in DC than some of the other Bordeaux (outnumbered in popularity by California & Oregon here)- which are very expensive and look like they've been kept in a open box in the bright sun for a couple of years.

  • Oct 12, 2008 at 8:41pm
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    jaws1970's Review:
    Added Oct 12, 2008 at 8:41pm
    Another solid bordeaux that I really like, also introduced to me by Miss Margaux, although I drink it less than Beychevelle or others.

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