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Jan 8, 2009 at 8:43pm
Added Jan 8, 2009 at 8:43pmpas 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
Added Jan 8, 2009 at 6:37pmdelicious. 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
Added Oct 13, 2008 at 9:01pmDecent rose. Available at WF.
Oct 13, 2008 at 5:01pm
Yquem 1989Compare and Buy
Average Price: $495.00
Added Oct 12, 2008 at 8:22pmI 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 10:14pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $277.25
Added Oct 12, 2008 at 8:34pmAnother 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 10:12pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $320.00
Added Oct 12, 2008 at 8:54pmThe 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
Added Oct 12, 2008 at 9:00pmWillamette 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
Oct 12, 2008 at 8:46pm
Wine Red Beychevelle 1986Compare and Buy
Average Price: $143.55
Added Oct 12, 2008 at 8:43pmOne 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 8:41pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $259.00
Added Oct 12, 2008 at 8:41pmAnother solid bordeaux that I really like, also introduced to me by Miss Margaux, although I drink it less than Beychevelle or others.