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by Leonard A Mauney
March 28th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Best wine critic for Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: Best wine critic for Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

The above nuanced advice is quite good. To answer your question directly - Wine Spectator for California cabernet. Or

Vinous minus one
Suckling minus two
Parker minus two
Dunnuck minus four
by Leonard A Mauney
March 14th, 2021, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus
Replies: 153
Views: 14908

Re: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus

Bought most all the 2011s at The Wine Club in SF for $44 each. Have not paid more than $67 for any vintage since 2011. I see the 2016s advertised en premiere between $64 & $77.
by Leonard A Mauney
March 14th, 2021, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sec Wines in Portland
Replies: 88
Views: 6827

Re: Sec Wines in Portland

Top notch. A few occasional glitches typical of small operations.
by Leonard A Mauney
March 11th, 2021, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 146
Views: 9361

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

Many 2015s are drinking just lovely right now. In the last 30 days had memorable enjoyment of Eminent Domaine Reserve, Belle Pente Murto and Beaux Freres BF Vineyard.
by Leonard A Mauney
March 10th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dalla Valle
Replies: 36
Views: 3529

Re: Dalla Valle

If you play the auction markets, look for the 2002 cab - perfect now. Also had the 2010 recently - needs five more.
by Leonard A Mauney
March 8th, 2021, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Cali Wineries... that are gone now?
Replies: 257
Views: 11245

Re: Your favorite Cali Wineries... that are gone now?

Guilliams was nice. Steltzner is not the same.
by Leonard A Mauney
November 29th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping rates 2 Bottles from California to Colorado?
Replies: 12
Views: 797

Re: Shipping rates 2 Bottles from California to Colorado?

Whoa... wait... FedEx and UPS will ship wine residence-to-residence? Since when?
by Leonard A Mauney
October 2nd, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Distinctive Malbec from the New World?
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: Distinctive Malbec from the New World?

Ladera is the best domestic Malbec I've tasted. Not sure if they bottled a pure Malbec following the 2015 vintage and subsequent sale of the property to Cade.
by Leonard A Mauney
June 28th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: The Wine Club (SF)
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: Retailer Check: The Wine Club (SF)

rock solid
by Leonard A Mauney
May 29th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "traditional" California wines
Replies: 68
Views: 4683

Re: "traditional" California wines

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by Leonard A Mauney
April 23rd, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Am I Buying Wine?
Replies: 42
Views: 2629

Re: Why Am I Buying Wine?

Counterpoint : For me, great wine has no higher purpose than to be served with a home-cooked dinner, eaten with loved ones. And the present and future--even if it's as bleak as you present it (which I doubt, but that's for a different thread)--will showcase home cooking more than ever. Counter-coun...

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