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Goin cheap tonight - Kcwhippet - 01-14-2013 06:21 PM

Since everyone else is posting on the weather or the playoffs, I figured I'd post on a wine. So, tonight with some really nice veal parm and pasta, I opened a 2011 Ravenswood CA Zin. Obviously not a world beater, but this little sucker held its own and tasted just fine.


RE: Goin cheap tonight - winoweenie - 01-15-2013 05:30 AM

TONIGHT???? It's been rumored that Judy has cut your wine allowance to 14.73 a week! Big Grin WW


RE: Goin cheap tonight - Kcwhippet - 01-15-2013 06:36 AM

Nah, but I have pretty much quit buying wines that have to age more than 10 years.


RE: Goin cheap tonight - winoweenie - 01-16-2013 07:08 AM

LIB! Same here Lone Ranger. Actually my buying is concentrated on stuff that's ready Tuesday. WWCool


RE: Goin cheap tonight - Drew - 01-16-2013 11:40 AM

Yup, me too, pop and pour wines from now on......unless someone wants to sell me an aged gem at an INSPECTORS price!

Drew


RE: Goin cheap tonight - hotwine - 01-17-2013 09:12 PM

Tongue I'm pretty much doing the same.... sticking with a few staples under about $25 and shying away from the good stuff.

Have you noticed the prices of '09 Bordeaux?? Good grief! Those I love from St Julien (Lagrange, Talbot, Gloria, et al) have jumped from mid 20's to mid 90's! What the blue blazes is going on with that?


RE: Goin cheap tonight - winoweenie - 01-18-2013 09:02 AM

'Done' ast me bubba! I quit buying them suckerz after the 2000 vintage. WW


RE: Goin cheap tonight - TheEngineer - 01-21-2013 06:33 AM

'09 was a rocking vintage, and the chateau's all got greedy. They thought they could price at luxury item level and sell them all to the East.... Of course, since they were amazing, they did sell well but by absorbing all the secondary profits that flippers could make, and then having a "poor" vintage in '11, now wines so much more expensive than '06-'08's that are still out on the market. Gonna be thought to get through in the next few years. For me, I got a lot of '09s but now buying '08s as they are much better value (50-60% of price of '09) and drinking very well with much life ahead of them.