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If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

#1 Post by SteveC » November 16th, 2011, 7:38 pm

If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers, FOREVER (added after original post)

They would be ...
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#2 Post by J. Singleton » November 16th, 2011, 7:48 pm

SteveC wrote:They would be ...
disappointed with how little I purchased.

All American.... and in no order....

WesMar
Skewis
Maybach
Herb Lamb
Carlisle
Sojourn
Ayoub
Saxum
Rivers-Marie
Cayuse
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#3 Post by Randy Bowman » November 16th, 2011, 7:51 pm

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#4 Post by Daniel Hall » November 16th, 2011, 8:00 pm

In no particular order....

Leroy
Dujac
Drouhin
Krug
Chave
Beaucastel
Zepaltas
Carlisle
Forman
Giacosa

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#5 Post by Steve Doi » November 16th, 2011, 8:08 pm

Interesting question. Mine:

Krug
Raveneau
Dujac
Miani
Haut Brion
Pepiere
Overnoy
DRC
Chevillon
Leflaive

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#6 Post by Daniel McIntosh » November 16th, 2011, 8:20 pm

Of those I have in my cellar right now:
Pegau
Charvin
P. Usseglio
Clos des Papes
Sabon
Bosquet des Papes
Grand Veneur
Merkelbach
Donnhoff
Dominus

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#7 Post by EricG » November 16th, 2011, 8:22 pm

Had to think about this one...

Krug
Taittinger
Fourrier
Dujac
Aubert
Pegau
Bouchard
Giacosa
Rhys
Dauvissat
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#8 Post by C. Mc Cart » November 16th, 2011, 8:23 pm

Bouchard
Jadot
Chapoutier
Voillot
Fevre (Maybe Defaix instead)
Gunderloch
Schlumberger
Michel Gros
Drouhin
Norman Hardie
Chris

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#9 Post by G B a r k l e y » November 16th, 2011, 8:26 pm

This would require a lot of thought, but here is an initial try off the cuff:

Dauvissat
Krug
Drouhin
Faiveley
Leoville Las Cases
Huet
JJ Prum
Chave
Lopez de Heredia
Giacosa
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#10 Post by Bob Wood » November 16th, 2011, 8:28 pm

Yellowtail
Franzia
Bota Box
Black Box
Delicato . . .

Shall I go on? [rofl.gif]
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#11 Post by Steve Saxon » November 16th, 2011, 8:29 pm

Bob Wood wrote:Yellowtail
Franzia
Bota Box
Black Box
Delicato . . .

Shall I go on? [rofl.gif]
You forgot Trader Joe's.
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#12 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » November 16th, 2011, 8:33 pm

hard question since I don't know what I don't know ...

This is based off what I can afford, and also with an eye towards diversity. That being said, I submit the following.

JJ Prum ...... (Love German Riesling, and this stuff is my favorite (and affordable))
Arcadian ...... (if you've been on this board for awhile, this appearing on my list requires no explanation)
Mas de Boislauzon ...... (see Arcadian comment)
Tablas Creek ...... (best CA Rhone producer; vast portfolio)
Royal Tokaji Wine Company ...... (this is on my list instead of a Sauternes producer b/c Royal Tokaji Wine Company has a larger portfolio than all Sauternes producers)
M. Chapoutier ...... (excellent wines; vast portfolio; wide range of prices)
Clos des Papes ...... (as much as I love CdP, I still found it hard to put a second Rhone producer on this list ... but it would have been harder to keep them off)
Maison Ilan ...... (I need some Burgundy on this list, and Ilan is my current "exception" to my Rule of avoiding the Burgundy money pit)
Chateau Musar ...... (unique; ageable; affordable; kind of fills the Bdx. void on this list ... almost went Leoville Barton or Grand Puy Lacoste here)
Krug ...... (need some bubbles, and this is my favorite that I can afford)

... subject to change upon further reflection ...
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#13 Post by T. Altmayer » November 16th, 2011, 8:35 pm

Montelena
Ridge
Herb Lamb
Rhys
Peay
Bouchard
D'Angerville
Rousseau
Jadot
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#14 Post by Steve Saxon » November 16th, 2011, 8:38 pm

Off the top of my head.......

Lafite
Haut Brion
Margaux
Leflaive
Jadot.......for Leo and Connie
Ponsot
DRC
Krug
d'Yquem
Dujac
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#15 Post by Bob Wood » November 16th, 2011, 8:39 pm

Steve Saxon wrote:
Bob Wood wrote:Yellowtail
Franzia
Bota Box
Black Box
Delicato . . .

Shall I go on? [rofl.gif]
You forgot Trader Joe's.
Your point? newhere
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#16 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » November 16th, 2011, 8:40 pm

Steve Saxon wrote:Off the top of my head.......

Lafite
Haut Brion
Margaux
Leflaive
Jadot.......for Leo and Connie
Ponsot
DRC
Krug
d'Yquem
Dujac
really!?! you can bankroll that list?
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#17 Post by Steve Saxon » November 16th, 2011, 8:41 pm

Bob Wood wrote:
Steve Saxon wrote:
Bob Wood wrote:Yellowtail
Franzia
Bota Box
Black Box
Delicato . . .

Shall I go on? [rofl.gif]
You forgot Trader Joe's.
Your point? newhere
Never mind. [smileyvault-ban.gif]
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#18 Post by Bob Wood » November 16th, 2011, 8:43 pm

It's okay, Sax. I'll still buy you a beer after SEA-PDX next year.
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#19 Post by Kim Caldwell » November 16th, 2011, 8:45 pm

Only listing producers I can actually afford.....

Allemand
Gonon
Huet
Clos Rougeard
Foillard
Giuseppe Mascarello
Produttori
Jadot - for variety
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#20 Post by AAgrawal » November 16th, 2011, 8:54 pm

Yquem
Rieussec
Fargues
Ridge
Dehlinger
JJ Prum
Jadot
Leoville Barton
Donnhoff
Lastly, another burgundy producer or champagne... still exploring.
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#21 Post by Steve Saxon » November 16th, 2011, 8:56 pm

Bob Wood wrote:It's okay, Sax. I'll still buy you a beer after SEA-PDX next year.
Hey.....can't wait! flirtysmile
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#22 Post by Berry Crawford » November 16th, 2011, 8:59 pm

Maison Ilan
Drouhin
Fourrier
Bertheau
Mugneret-Gibourg
Willi Schaefer
Donnhoff
Egon Muller
Jospeh Swan
Clos Saron

A few that were hard to leave off
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#23 Post by Tran Bronstein » November 16th, 2011, 9:00 pm

For Sauternes: Chateau Rieussec
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#24 Post by Steve Saxon » November 16th, 2011, 9:14 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
Steve Saxon wrote:Off the top of my head.......

Lafite
Haut Brion
Margaux
Leflaive
Jadot.......for Leo and Connie
Ponsot
DRC
Krug
d'Yquem
Dujac
really!?! you can bankroll that list?
It doesn't say every year.
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#25 Post by RyanC » November 16th, 2011, 9:19 pm

Interesting question. Off the top of my head it would be

Jadot
Dujac
Bize
d'Angerville
Huet
JJ Prum
Pepiere
Rhys
Dauvissat
Foillard
C@ughey

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#26 Post by Russell Faulkner » November 16th, 2011, 9:21 pm

Well unlss there is a major reduction in Bordeaux pricing I am out there.

Prum
Muller
Schaefer
Zilliken
Lilbert
Peters
Krug
Raveneau
Coche
Roumier

The last three would only be in restaurants.

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#27 Post by A. So » November 16th, 2011, 9:32 pm

I'll play:

Krug
Doennhoff
JJ Pruem
Mugnier
Roumier
Meo-Camuzet
DRC
Gaja
Cheval Blanc
d'Yquem

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#28 Post by Fred C » November 16th, 2011, 11:48 pm

Egly Ouriet
Latour
Pichon Baron
La Mission Haut Brion
Ponsot
Dujac
Giacosa
Vieux Telegraphe
Taylor
Yquem
Ch!3n

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#29 Post by dr0ch » November 17th, 2011, 12:15 am

Krug
Dauvissat
Raveneau
Rousseau
Mugnier
d'Angerville
G Conterno
Giacosa
Guigal
Chave
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#30 Post by Mike de Lange » November 17th, 2011, 12:42 am

As a real reflection of what I try to buy now with as much regularity as I can afford:

Raveneau
Cedric Bouchard
François Chidaine
Fritz Haag
Ghislaine Barthod
Bruno Clavelier
Marquis d'Angerville
Mugneret-Gibourg
Felsina
Lisini
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#31 Post by Robert M yers » November 17th, 2011, 12:52 am

Is this a wish list where I can just order from a desert island or are we budgeting? It would be an interesting exercise to see where budgets would go with a set dollar amount. And I think if producers knew consumers were Really thinking like this they may hesitate a bit more when they raise prices, because instead of drinking less wine we might have to drink less producers.

Due to price increases this year I had to cut back to 9 producers in my portfolio...then who gets cut?

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#32 Post by Robert M yers » November 17th, 2011, 1:12 am

That said, if only by original post requirements...

Ridge (covers quite a bit CA)
SQN
Chave
Krug
Huet
Vilmart
Chapoutier
Penfolds (imagine the coverage for AU)

Yquem
and D'Oliveira in hopes of a Library release
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#33 Post by Brady Daniels » November 17th, 2011, 1:26 am

I am assuming this is within some sort of budget. Hmm, I just reviewed the list and I have visited all but two. Funny how much effect that has. This current group isn't quite diverse enough, will think on it.

Carlisle
Bedrock
Rhys
Navarro (need some reasonably priced and diverse whites!)
Mugnier
Maison Ilan
Giacosa
R. Voerzio
Vietti
Clos St. Jean (CdP)

Very tempted to copy Kim and take Jadot for variety. Or maybe Faiveley? Anyway, this list isn't right yet. I think I'd have to add a German white, Keller maybe? And probably Leflaive, sigh. If I could get Coche at release price, I'd go for that. I suppose I could drop a Piedmont and a Cali, but I won't say which. :)
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#34 Post by Scott Brunson » November 17th, 2011, 3:29 am

also no particular order

Raveneau
Dujac
Grivot
Janasse
Barroche
Schrader
Continuum
Carlisle
Saxum
Copain
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#35 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » November 17th, 2011, 3:48 am

If the post is based on wines that I actually buy (and have over the years) and can afford to purchase in quantity, as opposed to a wish list, here it is:

Ridge
Joguet
Domaine Baumard
Vieux Telegraphe
Montrose
Leoville Barton (or Poyferre)
Ch. Saint Pierre
Ch. Saint Cosme
Merry Edwards Sav. Blanc
Gotta add a Sauterne, but my thinking cap expired

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#36 Post by Humberto Dorta » November 17th, 2011, 3:54 am

Maybach
Janasse
Yquem
Saxum
Rivers Marie
Sqn
Prum
Alban
Harris
Penfolds
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#37 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » November 17th, 2011, 4:11 am

Keeping it realistic in terms of what I can actually afford, I would include:

Donnhoff
Selbach-Oster
Bollinger
Billiot
Pierre Peters
Trimbach
Rhys
Lopez de Heredia
Edmunds St John
Jadot
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#38 Post by Scott Brunson » November 17th, 2011, 4:19 am

Rats!
I forgot Peters, Trimbach and all German Riesling

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#39 Post by Josh Kurek » November 17th, 2011, 4:55 am

Leroy
Beaucastel
Krug
Ridge
Rousseau
Joh jos Prum
Coche dury
Leflaive
Muller Catoir
Lopez de Heredia

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#40 Post by Cliff Rosenberg » November 17th, 2011, 5:09 am

Foillard
Puffeney
Coudert
Huet
Angerville
Baudry
Pépière
Charvin
Prum
Hirtzberger

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#41 Post by Br@d S w @ l l o w » November 17th, 2011, 5:10 am

Copain
Rhys
Trimbach
Dauvissat
Chidaine
Huet
JJ Christoffel
Vieux Donjon
Donnhoff
Puffeney
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#42 Post by paul hanna » November 17th, 2011, 5:50 am

Dom
Donnhoff
Leflaive
Ramonet
Leroy (+ d'Auvenay)
DRC
Dujac
Rayas
Guigal
Quinta do Noval

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#43 Post by Jeff Allison » November 17th, 2011, 5:57 am

If I had to limit purchases to 10, I would try to get some of the best of what I have had.

These 5 from the US would give me in my opinion the best Cab or Bdx Blend, Pinot, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and provide some fun variety.
Ridge
Montelena
Bedrock
Rhys
Windy Oaks

I love CDP and these are my favorite producers, can't go without them.

Pegau
Donjon
Charvin

Haven't had many Burgs, but the one's I've had rank near the top of my list for all time wines. These are the 2 producers that I've had and loved.

Dujac
D'Angerville

Was debating Haut Brion as well as I've never had a better wine than the 1989, but since that is my only experience is limited somewhat in BDX, I'll get my fix for cabs and BDX blends from Ridge and Montelena.

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#44 Post by mstockley » November 17th, 2011, 5:59 am

Based on what I currently buy and can afford:

Carlisle
Bedrock
Rivers Marie
Ridge
Chateau Montelena
Beringer
Vieux Donjon
Guigal
J J Prum
Chateau Suduiraut
M @ r k

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#45 Post by Bruce Rudman » November 17th, 2011, 6:11 am

Myriad
Sojourn
Realm
Sea Smoke
Williams Seleym
Kosta Browne
Schrader
Saxum
Rivers Marie
Rhys

I'd be sad if I could not fill in with some Eric Kent, Swan, Holdredge, Margerum,or Alpha Omega. These are actual lists and not from a wish list though the wish list would probably only add DRC and Scarecrow.
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#46 Post by Howard Cooper » November 17th, 2011, 6:14 am

Based on what I currently buy and can afford:

Maison Ilan
Jadot
Trimbach
Ridge
Cedric Bouchard
Rheinhold Haart
Selbach
Cecile Tremblay
JJ Prum
Chandon des Briailles
Howard

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Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

#47 Post by J a y H a c k » November 17th, 2011, 6:18 am

Carlisle - for the day I need a reasonably priced outstanding wine and I want choices of varieties
Aubert - for the day I want a white wine oozing with flavor or an over the top pinot
Scholium - For an off the beaten track day when I want something from the road not taken
Saxum - Power, finesse and a wine to drink with great red meat.
Moet - I've never had a bottle of DP I did not enjoy and the lesser cuvees are to my taste when I want a cheapie.
Keller - For when I want an outstanding riesling around the pool, with spicy food, or just to enjoy.
Giacosa - Benchmark nebbiolo, but the barbera and the arneis are wonderful low priced, extremely well-made wines
Clos St. Jean (you know, the French one made by Cambie, not Ch. St. Jean) - For a WOW southern Rhone blend
SQN - Broad-based, wide collection allowing me to go from all sorts of fun reds to Mr. K for desert.
Mouton Rothschild - I know it's controversial, but over the years I have had a lot of great wines from them. I could, however, substitute a variety of other top end left bank Bordeaux producers instead without getting upset.
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Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

#48 Post by salilb » November 17th, 2011, 6:19 am

Based on what I usually buy/drink (with one added splurge in Chave)...

Egon Muller
Alzinger
Hirtzberger
Donnhoff
JL Chave
Allemand
Haut Brion
Baudry
Jadot
Selbach-Oster
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Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

#49 Post by Jonathan Loesberg » November 17th, 2011, 6:25 am

Charvin
Pegau
Ferrand
Coudert
Vissoux (though I've been liking Bouland recently and could see changing if I could only choose one)
Pepiere
Luneau-Papin
Huet
Some zinfandel (it could come from any number of producers really, I just like some around)
Puffeney (recently replacing Overnoy and could be replaced, but I have discovered a taste for Jura only recently)

Some years ago, that list would have included Beaucastel, some Cote Roties and Cornas, probably a couple of Bordeaux on the order of Pichon Lalande and Montrose. The Bordeaux went the way of price and then of preference. The Beaucastel and the Northern Rhones went the way of price. That could easily happen to some names on the above list.

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Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

#50 Post by L e o F r o k i c » November 17th, 2011, 6:30 am

Jadot
Taittinger
JJ Prum
Rhys
Donnhoff
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