Originally Posted by thebland
Thanks! Mine's really functional, too. It is 7' x 8' and really a well insulated, temp controlled closet. I wanted the nice wood racks like you have but feared the great amount of assembly
I have mostly Napa cabs followed by Bordeauxs and wines from Spain ((and a few nice Merlots). A few cases of whites).
Yeas, 09 is the year. I am preordering the 09 Chateau Pontt Canet (fav Bordeaux). But haven't done much research.
Which Bordeauxs did you preorder?
Oh god - tons - 350 bottles in all, across a spectrum of the performers of the vintage, whether priced high or low (not TOO high! I'm not Chinese!)
Léoville Las Cases, Cos, Guiraud, Longueville Comtesse, Malescot St. Exupéry, Clinet, L'Evangile, Pavie, Montrose, Suduiraut, Poyferré, Angélus, Haut-Bailly, Lynch-Bages, Pontet-Canet, Pavie Decesse, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Rol Valentin, Gazin, Duhart-Milon, La Tour Carnet, Gruaud Larose, La Gomerie, Lucia, Clerc Milon, Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Figeac (RIP), Monbousquet, Haut-Bergey, Gloria, ....... can't name them all!
But my "house" wines right now are a series of reds from Rivetti Spinetta - I got hooked on Ca di Pian, then tried their Colorino and Gentile recently and stocked up. Don't know if you've tried these yet, but they are DELICIOUS, starting at only about $17. House white is a Sancerre by Etienne Daulny, the "Clos de Chaudenay" - almost out of these tho.
A really exotic white I tried at a tasting with friends the other day is Kenneth Volk Malvasia - hugely aromatic nose, and amazing palate. I had some of the '08s but just ordered more 09s from the winery, untasted.