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    It's lockdown again (although I was out racing for the week-end) so time for another bottle... the dish to mary with it was pretty simple (potatoes / raclette cheese / duck) but appropriate with the relatively cold weather:
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    Ignore the broken cork...
     

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    It happens, as long as the wine was saved everything is fine!
     
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    One of my all time consistent favorites.
     
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    #83 Stephanie, Dec 2, 2020
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    Caymus is my all time favorite. I always have a couple bottles in my bar.
    I also like Mount Veeder cabernet from Napa a lot.
    For a cheap, delicious wine, I really enjoy McManis petite sirah. It's about $10/bottle and everyone always loves it.

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    I am a Caymus man myself. I have visited the winery and met some of the Wagner's.
    I order a case of regular Cabernet Sauvignon and a case of Special Selection every year/release. You can Never go wrong with Caymus. I had 2 magnums out for Thanksgiving, we only drank one. So now I need a few friends over for the 2nd one this weekend!
     
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    Both of you have good Napa cabernet tastes....my cellar goes back to a 1980 caymus special selection....one of the few apa cab’s on certain vintages will age 20+ yers!
     
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    My cellar doesn't go back that far. I do have 3 bottles of 1994 Caymus that are reserved for 3 special occasions:
    1) My retirement (at 60 - very soon!)
    2) My final relocation to Maui, Paia
    3) First major life event of my son (College graduation, Marriage, First house, or a Baby!)

    I do have at least a few bottles of every vintage 1995 forward, both regular Cabernet and Special Selection in my cellar.
    Getting my perfectly aged/cellared 300 - 400 bottles of wine to Maui safely might be a challenge, but I am up for the task!
     
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    Congrats on the forthcoming move from Or. to Maui...I trust you'll have a quality wine keeper in Maui to preserve the wines...
    Since your in Or. you must have some great pinots too?
     
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    Thanks! I feel like I learned a lot more and began to appreciate better wines when I went to Napa. I go to tastings and classes around town to learn more. My palette is always changing too.

    I need to hang onto a couple of bottles and let them age. I drink them as soon as I have a semi-decent reason. Haha.
    I really love Caymus cabernet and I don’t drink it often enough to get tired of it.

    I recently tried a little bit of Thread Count by the Wagner family when it was on tap at a local place and thought it was pretty good. I want to get a bottle soon. I think it’s a little more than half the price of Caymus cab.

    I have a bottle of Red Schooner by Caymus voyage 8 that I’m taking with me out of town this weekend. It’s another Wagner wine. Haven’t tried it yet, but I’m looking forward to it.

    Don’t worry, it’s only upright for photo purposes. :)
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    Yes, I have a few Ken Wright Pinot's. But if I am honest, I love a good Napa Cabernet waaaay more than a Pinot. The complexity and layers of flavors from the quality Napa producers just cannot be beat.
     
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    Nice bar, you can make some serious drinks!
     
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    Stephanie, the world of wine appreciation is what you like at that moment, of course food and wine pairings are obviously as taste preference too...recognize your palate first, a good champagne is always a good palette cleanser ...
     
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    Thank you! I have a pretty full bar and it’s even more packed since this photo of it. Don’t mind the Yellow Tail wine. It was a gift. Lol!
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    I tried Red Schooner Caymus Voyage 8 last night with friends and it was AMAZING. I think it’s almost as good (if not just as good) as Caymus cabernet. My friends and I all loved it. The view wasn’t bad either.
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    We started off with some champs too. :D
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    Great setting, which beach ?
     
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    Thanks! That was taken from a suite with a harbor view at the Westin in Cape Coral. No actual beachy area there, but it's nearby. :)
     
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    Any self-respecting wine amateur knows since this 1976 landmark that modesty is in the order of the day.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgment_of_Paris_(wine)


    (By the way, if european wines are overpriced, it is not our fault, nor the wines' fault; mainly the fault of marrkets, which are always asking for more - which is not possible - so have pushed the prices to absurd levels. When I remember the wines I drank in my twenties, without any money in my pocket...I cannot afford these anymore, now approaching retirement and at the peak of my purchasing power. Awful.)

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    I agree with you, my 1976 BV la tour was $17.50 a bottle, now my Harlan’ s are $900.00 a bottle that’s why I started to invest in , inflation hedges...the same can be same about the price of Ferrari’s...
     
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    There always has been "some" inflation between the sales of the primeur and maturity of a vintage: there was a very old "rule of the thumb" for buying the first growths (= "premier crus", in French) which is that you buy two crates - either of 6 or 12 bottles - in "primeur" (just before the youngest vintage will be put on the market first); five or six years later, one will be slowly approaching maturity, and you sell the second one, to buy again two crates of the same wine in "primeur", etc...
    That rule doesn't work anymore: the last thirty years, as far as prices go, have been really absurd; it is the new markets, notably in Asia, that have vacumed so many bottles that the price of the small numbers left here have really gone crazy.

    Too bad.

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    The market is very extreme the pass few years, buy to enjoy and share with friends! Especially people who appreciate, I, e, F Chat people!
     
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    I’m sure, but you’ve been to Bern’s Steak house, great wine list!
     
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    Just ordered a few bottles of Red Schooner since I ran out of La Fortuna and Cadia.
     
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