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What would you order?

#1 Post by Abbie S. » October 20th, 2020, 8:57 pm

1/2 off bottles under $100... What do you like?

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If the wine can complement both vegetarian and meat friendly dishes, even better. [cheers.gif]
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#2 Post by Max S. » October 20th, 2020, 9:09 pm

I was going to say 2017 Huet Le Mont Sec, which works if its chicken or fish. Cristom Mt Jefferson might work, not sure itll be light enough for veg. Its been a while since I had it. I'm assuming no half bottles.

FYI I consider myself a wine novice, but still think Huet is your best bang for buck.
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#3 Post by IlkkaL » October 20th, 2020, 10:02 pm

Does it also apply to half bottles? If it does the Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé would be reasonably attractive.
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#4 Post by Wes Barton » October 20th, 2020, 11:39 pm

Are the vegetarian dishes serious or an afterthought? If the former, they should be in the same range of savory and textural satisfaction. Then the real question becomes the specifics of the dish. Without knowing, you're basically asking "Which wine would you order for an unspecified meat or fish dish?" Basically asking for a flexible wine. Maybe the '15 Jadot Clos de Malte Santenay or the '15 Château de Poncié Fleurie Le Pré Roi.
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#5 Post by Abbie S. » October 21st, 2020, 5:12 am

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Are the vegetarian dishes serious or an afterthought? If the former, they should be in the same range of savory and textural satisfaction. Then the real question becomes the specifics of the dish. Without knowing, you're basically asking "Which wine would you order for an unspecified meat or fish dish?" Basically asking for a flexible wine. Maybe the '15 Jadot Clos de Malte Santenay or the '15 Château de Poncié Fleurie Le Pré Roi.
I am vegetarian, my husband is not.
Honestly, we drink California wines more than anything, and there are so many wines on this list we are unfamiliar with. Just wondering if there is a hidden treasure here that would work for both vegetarian and meat dishes.
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#6 Post by Jim Stewart » October 21st, 2020, 5:43 am

Assuming you want to stay under $100 to get the half price deal: 2017 Fevre Chablis as a white, 2015 Cristom "Mt Jefferson" Pinot Noir as a red.
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#7 Post by Philip G » October 21st, 2020, 5:56 am

Not a lot of selection under $100 and most of the wines are around 2.5x priced.

I haven't had Ridge Dusi Zin but Turley's Dusi is excellent so this is probably what I would order. It's about 2x retail so at $75 gets it down to $37.50
2016 Ridge Benito Dusi Ranch, Paso Robles $75

Vinous 93 very good review. Sounds like a well balanced wine that would go well with a lot of food.
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#8 Post by Abbie S. » October 21st, 2020, 7:12 am

Thanks for the suggestions. This restaurant is practically in our backyard. We have an anniversary coming up which happens to fall on their 1/2 off wine day, so why not take advantage...
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#9 Post by cjsavino » October 21st, 2020, 7:21 am

IlkkaL wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Does it also apply to half bottles? If it does the Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé would be reasonably attractive.
Each person order a half bottle, get 50% off each, if allowed
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#10 Post by ChrisWolff » October 21st, 2020, 7:28 am

I’d go with the Barolo if you’re looking for red. Awesome wine list!

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#11 Post by Jayson Cohen » October 21st, 2020, 7:31 am

Another white besides the Huet Vouvrays (which are always a good choice): 2014 Domaine A. et P. de Villaine Aligoté, Bouzeron. That’s a very good wine.

Reds:
- Anne Gros Haute Cote (Burgundy)
- Muga Reserva (Rioja)

These will all work with food.

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#12 Post by Jay Miller » October 21st, 2020, 7:33 am

based entirely on what I'm familiar with and enjoy drinking I'd go with one of

1128 2017 Joseph Drouhin, Pouilly- Fuissé 80
1680 2017 Huet Clos du Bourg, Demi Sec, Vouvray 95
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#13 Post by Paul McCourt » October 21st, 2020, 7:45 am

I’d also pic the Huet. I probably stick with the sec. Half off brings them close to retail.
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#14 Post by lleichtman » October 21st, 2020, 10:39 am

Philip G wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 5:56 am
Not a lot of selection under $100 and most of the wines are around 2.5x priced.
Noticed that. Thought some of the markups a bit high but then many of their wines are reaching for the stars.

I haven't had Ridge Dusi Zin but Turley's Dusi is excellent so this is probably what I would order. It's about 2x retail so at $75 gets it down to $37.50
2016 Ridge Benito Dusi Ranch, Paso Robles $75

Vinous 93 very good review. Sounds like a well balanced wine that would go well with a lot of food.
I didn't really see anything I thought would be a bargain anywhere on this list. So dependent on what food will be ordered. Even saying vegetarian is too broad as I have had many dishes that go with whites or ones that go with reds better. I can see sticking to Paso if you don't want to spend that much. Much of the Napa wines are very pricey.
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#15 Post by Abbie S. » October 21st, 2020, 1:56 pm

Looks like Huet is the winner. I do love Vouvray. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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#16 Post by Neal.Mollen » October 21st, 2020, 2:09 pm

IlkkaL wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Does it also apply to half bottles? If it does the Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé would be reasonably attractive.
It isn't very exciting/off-the-beaten-path but this looks like the way to go. There are precious few sub-$100 bottles to begin win, most of them are 3d labels or generic wines (a $25 Faively on the list for $90 now $45 is no bargain), and most of course are less flexible than you'll want. I'd get 2 bottles of this really excellent, benchmark rosé and be very happy
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#17 Post by Howard Cooper » October 21st, 2020, 2:19 pm

White

2017 Joseph Drouhin, Pouilly- Fuissé

Red

2015 Louis Jadot, Santenay Clos de Malte
2016 Ridge Benito Dusi Ranch
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#18 Post by John Glas » October 21st, 2020, 2:43 pm

When did Bin 407 get so expensive?

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#19 Post by John Glas » October 21st, 2020, 2:47 pm

2013 K Vintners, The Hidden, Wahluke Slope 125
With steak or this would work at half off! For vegetarian it is just a nice drink.

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#20 Post by John Glas » October 21st, 2020, 2:49 pm

The 3 Dominus wines are probably the best value at half off on this list.

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#21 Post by Wes Barton » October 21st, 2020, 3:10 pm

Abbie S. wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 5:12 am
Wes Barton wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 11:39 pm
Are the vegetarian dishes serious or an afterthought? If the former, they should be in the same range of savory and textural satisfaction. Then the real question becomes the specifics of the dish. Without knowing, you're basically asking "Which wine would you order for an unspecified meat or fish dish?" Basically asking for a flexible wine. Maybe the '15 Jadot Clos de Malte Santenay or the '15 Château de Poncié Fleurie Le Pré Roi.
I am vegetarian, my husband is not.
Honestly, we drink California wines more than anything, and there are so many wines on this list we are unfamiliar with. Just wondering if there is a hidden treasure here that would work for both vegetarian and meat dishes.
In a general sense the "big", "ripe" reds will clash more and softer, less tannic, lighter bodied wold be better. Maturity can smooth out wines that might be problematic young.

The other perspective of wine pairing starts with the wine, to look for what dishes would go with it, instead of the other way around. Some of us wine geeks do a bit of both. At home, you can adapt a dish to go better with a wine - a topic for another thread.

We had a great vegetarian restaurant here. It's first iteration was kosher-vegan, then they broadened, so some dishes weren't kosher and some were just vegetarian. (Then a greedy myopic investor imploded it.) As a meat eater, there was no lacking in flavor or textural elements, no gimmicky resorting to fake meat BS. This was high-end and as good as any restaurant I've been to.
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#22 Post by scamhi » October 22nd, 2020, 11:16 am

Abbie S. wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 8:57 pm
1/2 off bottles under $100... What do you like?

https://cruuncorked.com/pdf/Cru_Wine_Me ... df?v=3.0.7

If the wine can complement both vegetarian and meat friendly dishes, even better. [cheers.gif]
this list linked above is from July 2019. I would ask for a more current wine list
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#23 Post by John Glas » October 22nd, 2020, 1:14 pm

this list linked above is from July 2019. I would ask for a more current wine list
I doubt there is much on the list still not available. Prices are really high except for the half off night.

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#24 Post by Brandon R » October 22nd, 2020, 2:43 pm

For a few replies about, it's 50% off bottles UNDER $100.

I'd go with the 2016 Andrew Will Cabernet Franc at $75. That's a good bottle for under $40.
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#25 Post by Andrew Kotowski » October 25th, 2020, 4:57 am

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