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.
quote: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.
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.
quote: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.
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.
quote: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.
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
quote:My motto in life.
It's the ride, not the destination.
quote: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.
Molly Dooker Two Left Feet
Stags Leap Petite Syrah
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.
I haven't thought about which wines I'll serve, but I do appreciate this thread.
I guess I'd better start planning...