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Old 01-28-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Opus One. Which vintage?

Stag's Leap or Stag's Leap Winery?

Nickel & Nickel /Far Niente...Anything they make is ...Heaven.
Opus One 1991 or 1994 is excellent, but 1997 is the best in my opinion. The same goes for Ruby Port, 1997 was the best year since 1985 but it is still too immature to drink just yet.

Stag's Leap the wine. I consider the Stag's Leap 2003 cab to be one of their best. I agree with your assessment of Far Niente, you can't go wrong with anything they produce.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Opus One. Which vintage?

Stag's Leap or Stag's Leap Winery?

Nickel & Nickel /Far Niente...Anything they make is ...Heaven.
Far Niente Chard..... almost better than sex!
Cakebread Chard, too.....
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Does the label art inspire anyone to try anything new? Or do you just go on word-of-mouth?
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:09 PM
 
Location: My own lil world !
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Does the label art inspire anyone to try anything new? Or do you just go on word-of-mouth?
I've tried a few bottles of wine based on the label in the past mainly cheap wine though, I figure what the heck.
A pinot grigio, luna di luna because of its pretty blu bottle and the angels on the label
and an Italian wine called Il Bastardo because of the name and a fat man dressed in a tutu on the lable are two off the top of my head.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:09 AM
 
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Favorite red: Husch Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon 2004. Delicious!
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Charlevoix
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I am partial to local wine. Northern Michigan has some fantastic wines and many wineries I love Chateu Chantel's Jazz at Sunset, a nice fruity light white.....and Grand Traverse Winery's Late Harvest Reisling also their Ice Wine. and Cherry Wine in the summer. I like whites better than reds and nothing too dry
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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I've tried a few bottles of wine based on the label in the past mainly cheap wine though, I figure what the heck.
A pinot grigio, luna di luna because of its pretty blu bottle and the angels on the label
and an Italian wine called Il Bastardo because of the name and a fat man dressed in a tutu on the lable are two off the top of my head.
I'll have to look for the tutu.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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I mostly drink red wine.

everyday wine: leaping lizard (but can't buy it anymore in MA), ravenswood, sterling, clou du bois

special occassion reds: duckhorn, sterling diamond mountain AMAZING!
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: midwest
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I need some help.

Can anyone help tell me possible origins, background info, and value of this?

My father made wines for decades, but passed in the early 90's. Last weekend, my mother gave this to me. She told me it was an antique alcohol tester. Only words on it are "Mash and Brew Tester at 70 degree F- Germany" (words are in English)..... has a scale on it from 1/2 percent up to 9 percent.

It is constructed of glass, and has small metal balls at the bottem.

Thanks for any and all info. I don't make wine, but I'm wondering if this is something I should store, or try to sell.
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