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13 minutes until the first sucker and it's not Mill. Wonder what he's up to tonight?
Sounds delicious. If first sucker were still open???
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shock wrote:I'm pretty much a wine novice but would like to ask you guys a question, as I figured that if you are posting on wine woot you are at least a knowledgeable wine fan if not a connoisseur. I'm not trying to hijack the discussion from the listed wine, if you feel that this question is out of line or taking from the current woot I completely understand. My question is this - if I really like a wine from a certain region of a certain valley, is there a good chance that a wine from the same region/valley will be similar? For instance, I really like this Cab from the Oak Knoll region of Napa Valley but it is a little pricey - would a different vineyard from the same region by definition be similar? The obvious answer is 'taste them and see' lol, but thought I would ask anyway
Short answer - in theory, yes. The Oak Knoll AVA (and all appellations) are created because their wines are unique to the larger region - producing what should be a wine that represents the Oak Knoll "terroir."
However, in Napa moreso than other regions, winemakers seem to be very involved in the winemaking process, and the resulting bottles can be quite manipulated. Nothing wrong with "crafting" a wine when you need a consistent product - but you find yourself with wines that represent a "House Style" - vs a wine that truly represents the appellation.
My palate veers away from Napa (Corison, Dunn, etc excluded) - so I can't speak to specific producers - but this board is filled with Napa experts, so if you could explain what it is about the specific bottle that you're into - they'll steer ya well.
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