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Château Petrus is one of the world’s most distinguished and prized wines. The winery is located in the eastern portion of Pomerol in the Bordeaux region of France. While Pomerol has never been granted “growth” classification status, Petrus is widely considered on par with other First Growth wines. 
It may be hard to fathom, but for the first couple of centuries of its existence, Petrus was a cheap, hard sell. The estate was under the management of the Arnaud family until 1925, when hotel owner Madame Edmond Loubat acquired sole ownership of the property. With consultation from negociant Jean-Pierre Moueix, they reinvented the entire winemaking process on the tiny 12 hectare vineyard to a precise science and raised the price of the wine to signify its value. Soon demand outweighed supply and one of the world’s first cult wines was born. Today it has a prominent place on the wine lists of the world’s top restaurants and fetches stratospheric Read more »

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  • Chasselas

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  • Merlot

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  • Grenache

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Well then you're missing out on a lot of good, even sublime, wine drinking ... for first growths or DRC or Petrus or the like, and follow a number of proper practices, you'll encounter fine wine experiences that you didn't even know existed. And it cracks me up that in several cases, such as with the classified Bordeaux growths, you can get ol... Read More

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  • I inherited a wine collection and now I'm seeking ways to determine value and marketability. I'm reaching out to the Snooth community for some insights on these questions:How would I go about getting a valuation/appraisal of the wine collection? Willing to pay for the right expertise. I am in the process of compiling an inventory but I cannot lo... Read More

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  • Set on an oak-dotted hillside in eastern Paso Robles, Vina Robles epitomizes ... interned at Château Petrus in the Bordeaux region of France. After stints in the Napa Valley, Sonoma, British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, as well as California’s Central Coast, he was hired to lead the winemaking program at Vina Robles in 2012. Besides exceptional... Read More

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  • I haven't been playing in these, mostly, because they seem to be too much ... much ... Chardonnay, Ch. Petrus, White Zin, Screaming Eagle.With the sushi, I'd go with a Loire Valley white.  Sancerre would be my first choice, but any one would be fine.If you'r going to soak it in soy sauce, then, I agree that beer might be the best answerI'm no... Read More

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  • My previous challenges were for geographical locales and entire cuisines of difficulty. This time it's for difficult food items. What wines, if any, match these? Matches to specific recipes are welcome! 1)  Green, white or any other color2)  California's official veggie3)  Belgium's??4) Mold as a good thing5) Moctezuma's favorite food (and aphro... Read More

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  • Incidentally, some interesting commentary by John Gilman in response to a ... ... trading in the four-digit Petrus range. I imagine that if I have a taste for mature, traditionally styled St. E, I should start gobbling up old Figeac and Canon. Any other suggestions of producers or vintages would be greatly appreciated.Hi Dan,Great note on a le... Read More

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  • In getting together with some LA and OC wine folks yesterday, I brought along this 1961 Oddero Barolo to the party that also featured a '66 Lafite, and a '66 Haut Brion, among others. I had sourced this Barolo just last week as something to throw at the pair of old 1st growth wolves, and spice things up. Sitting here this morning, I can easily c... Read More

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  • Well I'm cheap. I don't want to pay for a concert ticket and I ... ... wanted to. Something like Petrus, say.Interesting observation Fox. I have mixed feelings about WB. I know a number of people there and Todd is a cello player for heaven's sake, so how can I not like him? A lot of those folks came from the Squires board and in fact that's th... Read More

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  • Hello,My name is Kim and I just happened across this site tonight and was quite impressed with it.  To be as brief as possible, I love wine and would love to learn as much as possible about it, particularly so that I can better contribute to my Facebook page I just started called "For The Love Of Wine."  I impulsively decided to start it last ni... Read More

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  • I love N. Rhone Syrah.  It's my favorite red wine in France.  But ... ... getting into the Latour/Petrus investment range (and maybe the DRC counterfeiting range).  I feel lucky that I got to try a well-aged Hermitage last October when I met David Parker, CEO of Benchmark Wine Group.  Unfortunately, that's probably the only way I'll ever be ab... Read More

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