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Snooth User: lingprof

martin and weyrich.... so sad!

Posted by lingprof, Jun 18, 2010.

I just found out that this Paso Robles winery is out of business.  Very sad!  I have a couple of bottles of their Cabernet Etrusco, which I really liked, esp at a bargain price.  I hope the economy picks up before we lose too many more.

Anybody else lost one of their favorite small wineries to this recession....?


Reply by Mr Lee, Jun 18, 2010.

lingprof: Have you heard of Longshadow Ranch winery in Temecula? I have a friend who gave me an 02 CabSauv as a gift. I was wondering if I should pop it or put it away for a while. I've never tried any wines from that area. What's your take on the area.

Reply by lingprof, Jun 19, 2010.

I've been to Longshadow!  It's a cool place.  They're famous for doing things the old-fashioned way.  I think they use draft horses for plowing or maybe to press the grapes?  We liked it and bought some port.

I have no idea about how long to hold wines.  I just go by the tasting notes/reviews.  Still, with a Calif. Cab from that area, from '02, I would personally go ahead and drink it now.

Somebody on here will know more about it than I do.  Thoughts?

Reply by Andrew46, Jun 19, 2010.

Keep in mind the idea of sustainability - when you see a super price on a good wine, often it means a grape grower selling at a loss at the start.  Or a winemaker who is better at making wine than sales.

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