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Auburn, CA 95603
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  • More like Layer Cake. With Locations it's Dave Phinney, with Layer Cake ... the grapes. He works with winemakers in various area who may have excess juice, may not know how to get their juice to market, are part of a co-op, or whatever. It's a more traditional negociant kind of operation. Those operations often actually uncover or produce some... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Locations F1 vs F2 vs F3

  • Can anyone help me figure out the difference between the Dave Phinney (Orin Swift) Locations F1, F2 and F3 wines. I tried one that was listed as a 2011 vintage. I did not see the bottle and don't know which to look for. Do the 1, 2 and 3 correspond to vintage? Any clarification is appreciated.  Read More

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  • America’s first vertical tasting of the fine wines of Podere Sapaio from ... wine. We are men and women winemakers who transform grapes into wine by means of our know-how, our errors and our technology. Wines are like babies: we give them birth, see them grow and take care of them year after year. Man and his knowledge belong to the terroir, j... Read More

    From the article Vertical Wine Tasting is Revelatory

  • Mark,I think some of the herbal character you get from that Ridge could very ... very ... cold year so most winemakers in CA couldn't do what they're used to, which is make really ripe wine, so we are left with a lot of wines that have other qualities than big fruit. Of course some MOG could snuck in, but from what I understand Ridge is very ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • There are hundreds of sweet wines but if we had a survey to name just one, bet ... some of the region’s winemakers are looking to innovation to boost sales. Suduiraut for example, has created “Lion de Suduiraut”, a ‘new style wine for the younger drinker’. Technical Director Pierre Montégut gets the very best out of his varied granite, sand an... Read More

    From the article How to Find the Best Bottles of Honeyed Heaven

  • And here I was thinking this thread was going to end up being just another sad ... she takes advantage of the winemakers offer. Judy, I'm sure we would all love to hear how this all plays out, please keep us informed and good luc Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking to Redeem Myself

  • Do we want to track specific winemakers and consultants?Consultants don't get paid to make wine. They get paid to inflate the label owners egos.Should we break the winemakers list up between good people, egocentrics, a-holes? I imagine that could get a bit dicey! Read More

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon

  • An initial list (just priming the pump) of winemakers and consultants for commentary. Trying to keep the list to those with past or current involvement in the creation of the current Napa CS beasts:Heidi Peterson BarrettHelen TurleyBob LevyPhilippe MelkaRobert FoleyTony Soter (like his move to Oregon)Mia KleinMerry EdwardsThomas Rivers BrownCath... Read More

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  • OT, how do you place Insignia or Dominus or Mayacamas or Heitz Martha's or ... Do we want to track specific winemakers and consultants?   So here're excerpts from the Wikipedia page on cult wines. Are these the definitions we want? Cult wines are those for which dedicated groups of committed enthusiasts will pay large sums of money. Such wines... Read More

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon

  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

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