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Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by JC (NC) » Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:52 pm

Previously we had a poll on what wine you keep in your cellar. I would be interested in having forum members list the names of three to six wineries or winemakers that they try to keep in stock. More than six could get tedious. My list would include Ridge, the Cotats in Sancerre, Herve Arlaud in Burgundy, Eric Ross Zinfandel, and Baroja from the
Rioja. These range in price from very reasonable ($8.99 for the basic Baroja Rioja Seleccion on sale) to $50 and upward for Premier Cru
red Burgundy from Arlaud.
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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Ian Sutton » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:54 pm

Not many for me:
- Chateau Musar Red
- Newton-Forrest Cornerstone Cab/Merlot/Malbec (NZ)
- Tahbilk Marsanne (Oz)

A few others might qualify, but these are the only wines where I'm confident we've drunk and re-stocked consistently. Others would be consistently in there if they were easier to get hold of.

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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Carl Eppig » Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:09 pm

Not too much concentration here:

Chateau Lagrange
Tobin James (sorry Jenise)
Various Brunello
Various Petite Sirah
Chateau de Sales
Misc. others

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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Gary Barlettano » Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:46 pm

Ain't so much a cellar as wine shippers turned on their sides and kept in relatively temperature-stable closets:

Cline Cellars, reds except Zinfandels;
Goosecross Cellars, almost anything when I can afford it;
Losen-Bockstanz, Riesling when available at TJ's;
Bonny Doon, variety of stuff;
Homewood Vineyards, whatever's on fire sale.

And there' a bunch more that cycles in and out, but wine is a moveable feast for me. I try, I buy, I drink, and the cycle starts all over again. I seem to have my phases and preferences, but I have very, very few "go-to" wines ... more like "go-to" styles and varieties which I find in many different places. And nothing really lies around for more than a year unless I've simply lost sight of it.
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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Rahsaan » Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:57 pm

I don't know if I'm to the point where I could really list six winemakers that I absolutely had to own. But regionally-speaking my priority is always having German riesling, Loire chenin, red burgundy, and Northern Rhone syrah.

Arguments could be made for various add-ons, but that would have to be my core.
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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by JoePerry » Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:49 pm

B. Giacosa
Cune
JL Chave
B. Mascarello
R Lopez de Heredia
G. Mascarello
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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Otto » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:30 pm

Musar (surprised you with that didn't I?)

Karthäuserhof (or other top Ruwer, Saar, Mosel)

Cantillon (beer allowed?)

Haut-Bailly (or some other not too expensive, unspoofulated Bx, or come to think of it similar Burgundy)

Trimbach (rocks rock)

Whatever Muscadet is available in such a manner that I can order it at a moderate price: currently Chéreau-Carré.

The parentheses should indicate that I can't really make a list as there are so many that I'd love to have. These are some that I go out of my way to get to Finland.

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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Dave Erickson » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:07 pm

I always try to have a few burgundies from Rene LeClerc, some Valpolicella from Allegrini, some SB from Fournier (preferably Menetou-Salon, 'cause I'm cheap), some Chateau D'Orschquir from my main man Hubert Hartmann (his pinot blanc is great), and always, always a bottle or two of Pol Roget NV.
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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by JC (NC) » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:11 pm

I've had some good Rene LeClerc also--in particular the '99 Gevrey Chambertin.
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by Bill Spencer » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:13 pm

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Tobin James (sorry for the second time in this thread Jenise)
Peachy Canyon
Norman Vineyards
Stacked Stone
Penman Springs
Castoro Cellars

All reds, BTW ...

The ONE "go to" white - Columbia Crest

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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by David Lole » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:22 pm

Seppelt Dorrien (and the mongrels from Southcorp supposedly now blend it off into Penfold's 389 or 707! :evil: )

Seppelt Drumborg Riesling

Wilson Gallery Series Polish Hill Riesling

Leo Buring Eden or Clare Valley Leonay Riesling

Grosset Watervale and Polish Hill Riesling

Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon

Tyrrell's Belford Reserve Semillon (not made every year)

Tyrrell's HVD Reserve Semillon (not made every year)

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay

Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er Crus (when I can afford them and the better years)

Jean-Marc Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Crus (got dribs and drabs of the better vintages since 1996)

Jean-Jacques Confuron - Romanee-St.-Vivant (only when I can afford it), N-S-G Aux Boudots, Chambolle-Musigny 1ers and the occasional Clos Vougeot - always in low quantity due to cost and from the better years since 1993

Leoville Las Cases - mainly back vintages on the secondary market where much lower prices make the provenance issue somewhat easier to stomach

Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling (Clos St. Hune would be included here a few years ago but the prices here are now through the freakin' roof)

Fritz Haag

Zilliken (don't see them much here these days - usually fantastic QPR)

Maximin Grunhaus (been collecting the numbered Auslese since 1994)

Hermann Donhoff (love this maker's Rieslings)

Holy Toledo's, I'm way over the six! I'll stop now. :oops:
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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Mark Lipton » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:41 pm

Ridge
Robert Chevillon
J-P Brun
Dom de Vieux Telegraphe
Dom du Pegau

Hmmm... yes, all reds there. If I were to draw up a white wine list, it'd be:
Dom. de Pepiere
Luneau-Papin
Trimbach

(In the almost rans would be several NZ SB producers, R&V Dauvissat and a few different German producers)

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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Glenn Mackles » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:52 pm

I'm much less sophisticated than you folks...

Sea Smoke Pinot Noir
Caymus
Cakebread
Eileen Hardy Shiraz
Concha y Toro ... several kinds
Givry Burgundy

Whites tend to come and go too quickly.....

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Re: My six

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Bill Spencer wrote:
Tobin James (sorry for the second time in this thread Jenise)
Peachy Canyon
Norman Vineyards
Stacked Stone
Penman Springs
Castoro Cellars


I've never even heard of these wines :shock:

Wait, is Norman Vineyards the Aussie golfer's wine?

I may have heard of that one.
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by Bill Spencer » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:33 pm

JoePerry wrote:I've never even heard of these wines :shock:


%^)

Happy Friday Joe !

They are all Paso Robles, California wineries ... good grog !

Tobin James Cellars http://www.tobinjames.com

Peachy Canyon Winery http://www.peachycanyon.com

Norman Vineyards http://www.normanvineyards.com

Stacked Stone Cellars http://www.stackedstone.com

Penman Springs Vineyard http://www.penmansprings.com

Castoro Cellars http://www.castorocellars.com

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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Ian Sutton » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:02 pm

David Lole wrote:Seppelt Dorrien (and the mongrels from Southcorp supposedly now blend it off into Penfold's 389 or 707! :evil: )

Seppelt Drumborg Riesling

Wilson Gallery Series Polish Hill Riesling

Leo Buring Eden or Clare Valley Leonay Riesling

Grosset Watervale and Polish Hill Riesling

Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon

Tyrrell's Belford Reserve Semillon (not made every year)

Tyrrell's HVD Reserve Semillon (not made every year)

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay

Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er Crus (when I can afford them and the better years)

Jean-Marc Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Crus (got dribs and drabs of the better vintages since 1996)

Jean-Jacques Confuron - Romanee-St.-Vivant (only when I can afford it), N-S-G Aux Boudots, Chambolle-Musigny 1ers and the occasional Clos Vougeot - always in low quantity due to cost and from the better years since 1993

Leoville Las Cases - mainly back vintages on the secondary market where much lower prices make the provenance issue somewhat easier to stomach

Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling (Clos St. Hune would be included here a few years ago but the prices here are now through the freakin' roof)

Fritz Haag

Zilliken (don't see them much here these days - usually fantastic QPR)

Maximin Grunhaus (been collecting the numbered Auslese since 1994)

Hermann Donhoff (love this maker's Rieslings)

Holy Toledo's, I'm way over the six! I'll stop now. :oops:


David
If those aussies were easy to get hold of in UK, then I suspect some of the rieslings and semillons would be in there for me. Do you see much of the Tyrrells Stevens vineyard Semillon? I saw (and bought) the 97 which is impressive, but don't think I've seen it since. McWilliams are also pretty difficult to procure, so no Lovedale or Elizabeth I can recall seeing. At least the Grossets seem to be appearing regularly now.
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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Sam Platt » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:17 pm

Trimbach
JJ Prum
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D' Angerville
Jadot
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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Dave Moritz » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:21 pm

Hmm... an interesting question. I ended up with three reds and three whites with the most hits:
1. Chateau Fourcas-Hosten (red, Listrac-Medoc)
2. Carl Schmitt-Wagner (white, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
3. Chateau Kefrya (red, Lebanon)
4. Chateau Pibarnon (red, Bandol)
5. Joseph Leitz (white, Rhinegau)
6. Johannes Selbach-Oster (white, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by David Nelson » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:37 pm

Top six in my cellar (not necessarily in order):

Donnhoff
J.J. Prum
Clos Roche Blanche
Huet
Edmunds-St. John
Robert Chevillon

I can live (very well) with that.

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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Bob Ross » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:50 pm

Can't resist -- good deal or not:

1. Donnhoff
2. J.J. Prum
3. Edmunds-St. John
4. Langier/Meredith
5. Pichon Lalande -- '82
6. Cheval Blanc -- almost any vintage.

But -- give me a list -- I'll find a new -- or old -- favorite. :-)

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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by JoePerry » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:58 pm

David Nelson wrote:Robert Chevillon


Is it just me, or have I heard more about Chevillon in the past six months than in the past five years?

I've got one of his NSG 1er cru, but I don't think I've tasted any as yet...
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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by David Nelson » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:14 am

JoePerry wrote:Is it just me, or have I heard more about Chevillon in the past six months than in the past five years?

I've got one of his NSG 1er cru, but I don't think I've tasted any as yet...


Dunno. I started buying them with the '96 vintage, the first vintage I could afford 1er Cru Burgundies, and have since back-filled to '93. So they've been a staple for me for quite a while.

Skipped '97 and '00, and now '03, but otherwise I have bought at least some every year. However, with my second child starting private school next year, fine Burgundies aren't exactly on my shopping list right now. Perhaps I'll be back in the game for the release of the '24 vintage. :shock:

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Re: Revive an open ended poll question that was on old WLDG

by Jim Vandegriff » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:04 am

JJ Prum, Donnhoff, Christoffel, Leitz, Gunderloch, and Siduri! Yum. Jim
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by alex metags » Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:49 am

Ridge is the only one, in my tiny collection. But other than Ridge, I have almost no California wine - most of it's from Germany, Austria and the Rhone Valley (plus stickies from Portugal & Spain.)

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