DavidBolton

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  • DavidBolton says:

    7/25/2015 1:57:00 PM - It's been a long time since we corresponded. I look at your wines and I think I want to come lay down in your cellar and die happy. My son and I are still active and serious collectors, we've refined ourselves to only high-end producers, he keeps the records and we've come up to near 500 bottles in a few years. He's studying Biochemistry at the U of Arizona (graduates next summer), but plans on getting into the wine industry. His best friend moved to Oregon last year and opened Varnum Vintners. My son worked with him at a vineyard in AZ where they produced a Syrah that was pretty damn good for what could be expected of the desert. Not sure if they will joint venture, but if he goes on his own, I will be helping with funding, as my wife and I plan a move to Oregon next year.

  • Screameagle says:

    4/1/2014 5:06:00 PM - Great to hear from someone like yourself who has recently discovered wine. So many great wines to discover many more than when I got into wine years ago. What I learned over the years is that palates change and it's best not to buy too many bottles of a certain region as your palate may change. Last Bottle is great and I have purchased a lot of really nice wine from them for $20 bottle delivered. Sonoma is wonderful we have been going there for many years. Lately we have been going more to Paso Robles which is like Sonoma 20 years ago. We also love going to IPNC which is a wonderful Pinot wine event in Oregon each year. The food is just as good as the wine. Best of luck in your new hobby.

  • DavidBolton says:

    3/5/2013 6:21:00 PM - Really trying to be eclectic and sample everything now. Last Bottle has been a major boon to me and I've picked up some great wines. Love cabs and lately have been really digging merlots. My son is a major fan of rieslings and champagnes and has quite a collection. I've been doing this for several months now and have bought over 200 bottles, so needless to say, I'm hooked. We're trying to concentrate now on cellaring wines. I'm an auditor and have an analytical mind, so I do a lot of research and find those wines that are just coming to fruition. The La Peira's are the best wines I've had. I'm not the tasting expert he is. I can pick up certain flavor profiles, but I've done well enough in my purchases that the wine tasting group that he attends are shocked that I've picked up this "hobby" well enough to find those great wines. We plan on doing a Sonoma tour this summer and hit up Campesino, Rhys, and Ridge to buy up some cases.

  • Screameagle says:

    3/5/2013 6:12:00 PM - Welcome to the fascinating world of wine. It's interesting that your son got you interested in wine. I was able to get my oldest son interested in wine although he still likes beer. What are some of your favorite wines. My wife Joan and I love California wines a lot but also love German Rieslings, Australian Shiraz and some French wine What wines do you like?

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