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Re: QPR Hall of Fame

#51 Post by Sjmotta » October 11th, 2020, 11:06 am

Super QPRs:
Landskroon - especially Chenin Blanc and Rose of Pinotage
Domaine Lafage - Narassa and Bastide Miraflors
Maze - Sauvignon Blanc and SB Clew
Hourglass - GIII and Sauvignon Blanc
Obsidian Ridge - Cabernet Sauvignon
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#52 Post by brigcampbell » October 11th, 2020, 12:20 pm

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#53 Post by Glen Gold » October 11th, 2020, 12:23 pm

Sjmotta wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 11:06 am
Super QPRs:
Landskroon - especially Chenin Blanc and Rose of Pinotage
Domaine Lafage - Narassa and Bastide Miraflors
Maze - Sauvignon Blanc and SB Clew
Hourglass - GIII and Sauvignon Blanc
Obsidian Ridge - Cabernet Sauvignon
Oh yeah -- the 2013 Hourglass GIII is great!
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#54 Post by Danius Barzdukas » October 11th, 2020, 2:32 pm

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Antonio Vallana. The Campi Raudii, Boca and Gattinara. At $16, $20 and $26 ish respectively, the best bang for your buck in red wine I know.
Sarah, I bought a case of the Campi Raudii based on your previous posts about these wines. I very much agree it is an excellent QPR. My wife enjoyed it a lot as well and thought it was a $45 wine. Thank you.
I will probably buy some of the others now as well.

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#55 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » October 11th, 2020, 2:42 pm

Danius Barzdukas wrote:
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Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
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Antonio Vallana. The Campi Raudii, Boca and Gattinara. At $16, $20 and $26 ish respectively, the best bang for your buck in red wine I know.
Sarah, I bought a case of the Campi Raudii based on your previous posts about these wines. I very much agree it is an excellent QPR. My wife enjoyed it a lot as well and thought it was a $45 wine. Thank you.
I will probably buy some of the others now as well.
Wonderful! I'm so happy to hear it was a success. Which vintage?

And btw - what part of Falls Church do you live in? I grew up there, and my parents still live in Lake Barcroft.
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#56 Post by Eric Ifune » October 11th, 2020, 2:49 pm

Now, or of any time. You did say HOF.
Selosse Blanc de Blanc, the precursor to the Initial was $40 at one time in the 2000's. Relative to other Champagne, this was a huge QPR.
Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune was also $40 in the 1990's. Better than most White Burgundy at the time.

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#57 Post by Howard Cooper » October 11th, 2020, 3:02 pm

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Too many German wines to mention (none titled GG, a German term apparently meaning raise the price)
Dublere Chorey les Beaune
Wines from the Cote Chalonnaise from producers like Faiveley, Villaine, Domaine des Moirots, Juillot and others
Ridge Geyserville
Chateau Pradeaux
Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Blanc
Chablis Premier Crus from Christian Moreau and Moreau-Naudet
Hudelot-Noellat and Jouan villages level wines
Rossignol-Trapet Latricieres Chambertin
Ramonet and Bernard Moreau CM rouge
Croix Beaucaillou
For Italian wines, I should have included Produttori Barbaresco and Vayra Barolo (esp. his single vineyard cuvees).
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#58 Post by Andrew A r n t f i e l d » October 11th, 2020, 3:09 pm

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Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso
And their various Etna Bianco, but especially the Santo Spirito.
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#59 Post by Gary Ahearn » October 11th, 2020, 3:13 pm

If I had to name just one:

Cameron Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir

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#60 Post by Andrew A r n t f i e l d » October 11th, 2020, 3:21 pm

Some that immediately come to mind:

Tornatore Etna Bianco Pietrarizzo
Boutari Grande Reserve Naoussa
Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico
Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
Graham Beck Brut Zero
Pierre Moncuit Cuvée Hugues de Coulmet Blanc de Blancs Brut
Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco
Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva
Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva Blanco
Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Reserva
Lopez de Heredia Gravonia Blanco
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#61 Post by Danius Barzdukas » October 11th, 2020, 4:10 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Danius Barzdukas wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 8:39 am
Antonio Vallana. The Campi Raudii, Boca and Gattinara. At $16, $20 and $26 ish respectively, the best bang for your buck in red wine I know.
Sarah, I bought a case of the Campi Raudii based on your previous posts about these wines. I very much agree it is an excellent QPR. My wife enjoyed it a lot as well and thought it was a $45 wine. Thank you.
I will probably buy some of the others now as well.
Wonderful! I'm so happy to hear it was a success. Which vintage?

And btw - what part of Falls Church do you live in? I grew up there, and my parents still live in Lake Barcroft.
It was the 2016. I was considering buying another case--I thought it that good and thought it may be due to the vintage. Do you have any thoughts on the Spanna Colline Novaresi?

It's cool that you grew up in Falls Church. Where? We moved here in 2001. We live in Holmes Run Acres, which is in the Fairfax Country part of Falls Church, off Gallows Road between the Beltway and Annandale, close enough to Lake Barcroft I guess. Built in the 1950s, mid-century modern architecture. Wonderful houses and wonderful neighborhood. Come visit next time you see your parents if you want.
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#62 Post by Brian_K » October 11th, 2020, 4:18 pm

To state the obvious, the vast majority of recommendations are Old World, French and Italian wines. Very few New World, US or South American wines.

Is there an obvious reason why this is so, that I’m simply not aware of?
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#63 Post by Ed Steinway » October 11th, 2020, 4:24 pm

Several of these are repeats, and I am sure that I am forgetting many, but these are our favorites that come to mind.

Ridge Monte Bello Futures and Ridge Geyserville
Felsina and Monsanto Chianti Classico, Felsina Fontalloro
Zinfandel, specifically Carlisle, Bedrock, Ridge and Turley
Late Bottled Vintage Port, especially years like 2011.
Mount Eden Estate and Forman Chardonnay
Frank Bonville Champagne
Produttori Barbaresco
Etna Rosso from Sicily
Cantemerle
Rafanelli and Frog Leap's Cabernet

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#64 Post by Andrew Morris » October 11th, 2020, 9:20 pm

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Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast PN
Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel
Shane PN Delinquent
Briceland Humboldt PN
Thanks, Brian, for including Briceland Vineyards. It’s an honor to be nominated.
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#65 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » October 12th, 2020, 5:01 am

Danius Barzdukas wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Danius Barzdukas wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 2:32 pm


Sarah, I bought a case of the Campi Raudii based on your previous posts about these wines. I very much agree it is an excellent QPR. My wife enjoyed it a lot as well and thought it was a $45 wine. Thank you.
I will probably buy some of the others now as well.
Wonderful! I'm so happy to hear it was a success. Which vintage?

And btw - what part of Falls Church do you live in? I grew up there, and my parents still live in Lake Barcroft.
It was the 2016. I was considering buying another case--I thought it that good and thought it may be due to the vintage. Do you have any thoughts on the Spanna Colline Novaresi?

It's cool that you grew up in Falls Church. Where? We moved here in 2001. We live in Holmes Run Acres, which is in the Fairfax Country part of Falls Church, off Gallows Road between the Beltway and Annandale, close enough to Lake Barcroft I guess. Built in the 1950s, mid-century modern architecture. Wonderful houses and wonderful neighborhood. Come visit next time you see your parents if you want.
Get another case. We have 2 cases of the 2016, but I don't plan on opening any soon. I just had my first 2008 and it needed air. And of course the old bottles can be excellent when well stored. That said, they can certainly give pleasure early, just a different kind of pleasure. I haven't had the Spanna in any modern vintages. I'm sure it is very good, too. You really can't go wrong with Vallana, in my opinion. Even vintages which are perhaps a bit too hot in the rest of Piemonte can be beautiful up north. We buy a couple of extra cases almost every vintage, because inevitably someone in our family or among friends has one at our house and says "where can I get this???" But it's gone from the shelves at that point. So we keep extras on hand.

The house my parents are selling is the one I grew up in, so also Barcroft, which is a nice neighborhood as well. I'll definitely reach out the next time I'm down there. Thanks so much!
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#66 Post by Danius Barzdukas » October 12th, 2020, 8:37 am

Sarah,
Thanks for letting me know these age that well. I'll have to refrain from drinking what I have and also buy more.
Barcroft is a very nice neighborhood. We have visited a local wine importer who lives on the lake there. My wife met her at a yoga class interestingly enough.

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#67 Post by Arv R » October 12th, 2020, 9:42 am

Brian_K wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 4:18 pm
To state the obvious, the vast majority of recommendations are Old World, French and Italian wines. Very few New World, US or South American wines.

Is there an obvious reason why this is so, that I’m simply not aware of?
My feel is that this board tends to be oriented toward Old World wines - I know I am! - so that may drive the suggestions.

And at least among US wines it seems to me that the most interest/commentary is for mailing list wines, which are usually not in the QPR camp.

I'm vastly generalizing of course!
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#68 Post by Max S. » October 12th, 2020, 11:35 am

I think production costs are higher in the USA at least. Also, how much land/how many wineries have the added cost of being financed here versus owned in the same family for 100 years in the old world?
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#69 Post by Gabe Berk » October 14th, 2020, 2:45 pm

Red: Domaine Lafage Côtes du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors
White: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier Blend
Bubbles: Mumm Blanc de Blancs

All $15 or less

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#70 Post by Leonard Maran » October 14th, 2020, 11:25 pm

The 2018 Ridge Lytton is better than it’s Geyserville counterpart in this vintage.

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#71 Post by dsimmons » October 15th, 2020, 11:50 am

Wines from Carlisle
Tablas Creek Rhone Whites
Walter Hansel Pinot and Chardonnay
Ridge Geyserville and Lytton Springs
Betz wines
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#72 Post by Paul @bbott » October 15th, 2020, 1:58 pm

Many Côtes du Rhône Villages reds, Languedoc reds, Senejac, Cantemerle and Caronne St Gemme

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#73 Post by Greg Mitrakas » October 15th, 2020, 6:39 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 8:39 am
Antonio Vallana. The Campi Raudii, Boca and Gattinara. At $16, $20 and $26 ish respectively, the best bang for your buck in red wine I know.
This is spot on. At these prices it's really not far removed from stealing

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