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I have several David Arthur Merritagio and a couple DA Elevations which I'll open as well as a couple Shypoke Charbono 08. I just got a case of the Shypoke 10 Sangiovese and it needs to cellar (or closet) for awhile. I also received a case of Orrin Swift Palermo which is really nice from the left over Mercury Head grapes. I'm sure it will be in the mix and maybe a Mollydooker Gigglepot.

For white I will defer to better palates but I do have a couple of Kenefick Ranch White I'll open. I have a nice Swanson Rosata as well.
That's awesome.


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Have you ever asked to see the cellar at the Windsor Court? I think the value of that room would equal what is on the shelves at Martins on Vets.


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Papa Tigah
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Morgan David.


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I actually bought that magnum at auction but have Montebello going back to 1966. I like old wines and am fortunate enough to have plenty of mature wines on hand to drink.
I have a number of Napa Valley cabs from the 1976-1985 period. I'm not sure if I'll ever drink them, though. I may just hang on to them. They have a sentimental value to me.


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Not discounting sentimentality, but drink them. Then you can tie back the sentimental nature of the wine with the new added benefit of the sentimental recollection of the wine. Keep the bottles.

Not drinking wine is a waste.


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MOGAN David, named after the Biblical six pointed star that is on the Israeli flag, it was a shield when first employed. Morgan is the first name of some males, and a tiny bit of females.


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Jack Daniels is my favorite wine at Thanksgiving



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L.A.
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Not discounting sentimentality, but drink them. Then you can tie back the sentimental nature of the wine with the new added benefit of the sentimental recollection of the wine. Keep the bottles.

Not drinking wine is a waste.
My hunch is that they're past their prime, so I've pretty much passed the point where drinking them is a serious option. I wrestled with the decision some years back and decided to just keep them unopened. They probably haeve some monetary value, but mostly they conncect me to the period of time when I started collecting wine seriously.


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I buy to drink not collect. It's just a mindset. I don't look at what I have as an investment or collection. Just a hobby. Oh...it can be an expensive one but I drink them. I have quite a few that need to cellar awhile but I do intend to drink them when the time is right. That is the fun of it. Whatever I might have left when I drop dead probably would not appeal to more than a small few anyway. I'm a boutique, small vineyard guy. It's the ride, not the destination.


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I buy to drink not collect. It's just a mindset. I don't look at what I have as an investment or collection. Just a hobby
Same here. In the past 34 years I suppose I've bought several thousand bottles of wine, easily. I've drunk them all except for 5 bottles from the late 70's, early 80's that I'm hanging onto for personal reasons.

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It's the ride, not the destination.
My motto in life.


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L.A. I really appreciate your input on this board. One of the many things I give thanks for - you da man!


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L.A. I really appreciate your input on this board. One of the many things I give thanks for - you da man!
Thanks, bro. I appreciate that.



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wiltznucs
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re: Choosing a Wine for Thanksgiving
I'll be serving my go-to reds...

Molly Dooker Two Left Feet

Stags Leap Petite Syrah

Will probably pick up some Martini Cab and a decent Merlot as well.


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Molly Dooker Two Left Feet

Stags Leap Petite Syrah
Love the Molly Dooker. Haven't had the Stags Leap Petitie Sirah, but I'm a Petitie Sirah fan. The quality of wines made in California from that grape has improved considerably over the past 7 or 8 years.


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L.A.
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Wine with Thanksgiving meal is always the talk. But one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is after all the food has been eating, and the first round of guests have left, opening something really nice, and stretching out on the couch while the dishwasher hums.

That is the real magic of Thanksgiving.

Beautiful!





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I'll be having a bottle of Pumpkinator. Not sure about everyone else.


Brux for me, followed by a three philosophers


Contender54
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I haven't thought about which wines I'll serve, but I do appreciate this thread.
I guess I'd better start planning...
This post was edited on 11/14 at 10:25 pm


L.A.
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I haven't thought about which wines I'll serve, but I do appreciate this thread.
I guess I'd better start planning...

I'm like a kid in a candy store when Thanksgiving rolls around. I love picking out the wines to match the meal.



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Ortho Reb
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We usually have both, but we also have turkey and beef.



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emigretiger
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with a Cajun style turkey I like a nice dry reisling or a very good Gewurtzraminer


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