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  1. Steelton Keith

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    Please post tasting notes when corks are pulled. Well done.
     
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  3. adc

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    2018 Domaine Charles Audoin Bourgogne is drinking very well now and in the low $30 range in the US.
     
  4. dustman

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    The Pinot?
     
  5. adc

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    Yes. A pinot. It is a very good all around wine that pairs well with most dinners. Bright red fruit like cherry and slight strawberry, baking spices and nice acidity. I put a couple bottles away to drink in a decade and grab the others when I don't know what I want to drink.

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  6. dustman

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    Thank you…ordered.
     
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  9. surfwolf

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    You can never go wrong with Caymus, quality wine even during "Off" years in Napa.
    Try the Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, if you get the chance.......
     
  10. LVP488

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    The GF prefers Bourgogne while I'm a long time Bordeaux drinker - but we discovered that Saint Estèphe is a possible choice for her (other Bordeaux I like she usually finds too tannic for her taste). This one is not bad, 2015 being a good year:
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  11. Raconteur

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    Purchased this CDP at the airport my first trip to France. Not the best appellation, since I’ve learned over the years. But still a CDP, one of my favorite wines and regions. And IIRC, it was only 15 to 20 euros back then.

    Flavor messages evoking plums, red fruit, and a touch of hoisin with leather notes. Not much minerality. Good structure. Enjoying with a cheese and charcuterie plate on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

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  13. UpNorth

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    Question here…I was a big fan of Caymus until 2012…That year they change to much more extraction on the « regular » Caymus…And this is where I started missing the old way it was done…Don’t you think?
    This is not the case for the Special Selection…IMHO…
     
  14. surfwolf

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    I agree, the regular level Caymus has dropped some. It is still good, but yes I think the quality level has declined. This is directly related to Chuck Wagner turning daily operations of the vineyard over to his children/grand children. Chuck only cared about the quality of the wine, an example is the quality of the cork/size.
    Unfortunately this has happened to a lot of wineries: Grgich Hills, Rubicon, ect.
     
  15. Dai Baracca

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  17. gw32

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    Hey wine lovers, I just discovered this thread on Fchat, so new to the conversation. I am a life long wine geek and currently grow Pinot Noir grapes and make our own wine as a hobby. We are in the Russian River AVA. I am fortunate to get to drink lots of small production, very special wines.

    I'll start by sharing a story about Chuck Wagner. In 1975 a highs school friend of mine worked at a liquor store and was tasked with driving up to Napa (we lived just south of the San Francisco airport) and looking into buying wine to sell in the liquor store. The first place we stopped at was a non-descript 1950's ranch style home with a vineyard in back. The winemaker had the garage door open and he was inside with an old door on a couple of wine barrels and cases of wine stacked up in the garage. We tasted his wine and he gave us a beginners intro to wine. It was a fascinating 2-3 hours visit. The wine maker was Chuck Wagner. Ever since then I have been a fan of Caymus, especially the Special Select.

    If anyone is visiting Sonoma County, let me know and I can make suggestions of wineries, restaurants, places to stay, etc. I have spent a lot of time in Napa over the years but since we moved to Sonoma about 6 yrs. ago, don't go there too often so not as current on travel recommendations. Last time was on a Ferrari club drive a few months ago.
     
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