Thanks for your input Eddie.
On a more serious note, Jay, do you have any recommendations on upcoming releases?
The Nov. 7th release is pretty shitty. If I was to pick a few things it would be the following:
2007 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay, $32 - most vintages I've had of this back to 2001 have been good
Both the 2007 Catena Chardonnay and 2007 Concha Y Toro Chardonnay at $20 and $18 are consistently good if you like buttery chards.
I may try one bottle of the 2006 Pirramimma Cab, but this label has gone downhill after the 2002 vintage.
The 2007 Perrin Vinsobres Les Cornuds is a good wine from a strong vintage.
2005 Fontanafredda Barbaresco Coste Rubin has been good in the past. 2005 is turning out to be a bit of a forgotten vintage for Nebbiolo considering it's sandwiched between 2004 and 2006. The 1999 and 2001 were nice, but this will need a bit of cellaring.
I tasted the 2006 Cliff Lede Cab on Thursday and it's way overpriced. I'd buy at $30. Hell, I wouldn't pay $70 for their high-end Poetry (which actually retails for $200). Ridiculous.
No Sassicaia for me. $185 is crazy. Unless I win $50 million on Friday, then I'll buy a case.
Nov. 21st is the typical pre-Christmas big hitter release. Not that I'm a buyer of these wines, but here are some of the things on the list:
2005 Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
2006 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Select
2006 Catena Alta Malbec
2005 Elderton Command Shiraz
2007 Ben Glaetzer Anaperenna
2007 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape
2005 Solaia (re-release)
2007 Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala
And as the value pick, a re-release of the 2007 Domaine Galevan Cotes-du-Rhone Paroles de Femme at $15 will be available.
People will probably go apeshit for the 2007 Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni at $22 since Suckling gave it a ridiculous score.
I am really suprised you did not put the paul hobbs up in your report
I'm not. I'm simply not a fan of what Paul Hobbs is doing in Argentina. I had a selection of the Cobos wines and they were not to my tastes. 16.5%+ alcohol, hyper-extracted and overly sweet. I think a shot of tequila burned less going down. Didn't matter whether it was the Cab or Malbec.
Some of his Cabs from California are good though, especially from To-Kalon. Not worth the sticker price though.
-- Jay aka Fut
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