Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

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Re: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

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john stimson wrote: February 18th, 2021, 9:41 pm
Brian Curtis wrote: February 18th, 2021, 11:23 am
Markus S wrote: February 18th, 2021, 11:07 am

I would have a problem less from image than the contradictory message it sends. Grace is received, and hardly ever savage.
I've always liked that contradictory message in their name. But I'm a huge fan of their wine so I may not be impartial. FWIW, the owner/winemaker is Michael Savage and his wife's name is Grace...
Yeah, I don't understand problems with this name. I think it's a great name at several levels, not in the least representing the tension that should exist in any good wine.
It just seems like the name of a cheesy romance novel to me. (I also had no idea it came from their actual names though.)
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#103 Post by dougwilder »

JBrochu wrote: February 20th, 2021, 11:18 am
dougwilder wrote: February 18th, 2021, 9:28 pm
PeterH wrote: February 18th, 2021, 9:08 pm

Still not as difficult as wines named after a wide AVA designation, i.e. Willamette Valley Vineyards.
Naming a wine based on misspelling can also cause difficulty, as in Oregogne.
That leads me to a wine I wish I had not purchased for an event, a perfectly serviceable and highly discounted wine labeled OPP. I didn't have a clue, and neglected to Google.
Actually Oregogne comes up easily on CT, not so much on Willamette Valley Vineyards [wow.gif] The one I'm thinking of is Tuck Beckstoffer creating a brand called '1975' which is the year his family moved to Napa Valley. The wines were OK, but how do you search for it?
Took me a few minutes, but I think it's actually "The Seventy Five Wine Company" which comes up pretty easy (if you know that) versus "1975" which would be impossible.
Looks like you're right. It's been a long time and it is probably just me recalling the back story.
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Rodrigo B wrote: February 18th, 2021, 1:30 pm
AndyK wrote: February 18th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Morgan S wrote: February 18th, 2021, 12:31 pm I've paused at getting a bottle of Pride Mountain so as not to seem like making a statement, but then laughed at myself and got it anyway.
I don't get the problem here [scratch.gif]
I’m guessed it’s the association of the word “pride” with LGBTQ.
It might be an association with the Seven Deadly Sins, of which Pride is considered the first (or worst) on the list.
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The 2 "Stag Leap" wineries. Don't know which is which.
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At Reverie on Diamond Mountain they’ve got a blend called “A.S. Kiken,” and you can see on the label that the flourishing grape stems appear as the second “S” to make it ASS Kiken.
During a visit I got talked into buying a couple bottles. Hokey name, but a fun quaff and nice reminder of the visit. However, much better versions of a similar blend available elsewhere for less.
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#107 Post by MBerto »

Marshall Manning wrote: February 1st, 2021, 4:13 pm Any wine that sounds like a subdivision.
This is a good one - if you're selling a $40 pinot from the Sonoma Coast named something like "Cedar Creek Vineyards", I'm going to have a tough time buying in.
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#108 Post by Mariano Chiaramonte »

Any wine with a catchy name and catchy label (Prisoner, 8 Years in The Desert, The Federalist just to name a few)

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#109 Post by MitchTallan »

SQN
Screaming Eagle
The Prisoner
Ghost Horse

Obviously my reaction is not just the name in a vacuum but the name combined with the baggage that comes with the name, all of this being in my mind and not something I expect anyone else to agree with.
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#110 Post by john stimson »

DRC. Anytime that name comes up, I have trouble buying it (there doesn't seem to be enough money).

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