1993 Overnoy Pupillon. This was, at the time (a couple decades ago) a completely obscure wine. Joe had 45 cases of it, wanted people to give it a try, I was a moderately known internet wine writer, so when a friend of ours came out to visit us (we were living in the SF Bay area at the time), Joe sent along a bottle.You’re gonna have to expand on this
One bottle is more than enough.We had a *1* bottle allocation of that wine at my restaurant a few years ago.
It’s actually a regional thing. Côt in the Loire, Côt or Auxerrois* in Cahors and Malbec everywhere else.In France, they call Malbec "Cot." Those Frenchies have a different word for everything.
I'm one of those old fashioned guys who always thinks of Cahors first when that variety is mentioned.It’s actually a regional thing. Côt in the Loire, Côt or Auxerrois* in Cahors and Malbec everywhere else.
I’ve heard younger wine makers in Cahors call it Malbec more often than not. In the Loire though, it’s pretty much always Côt.
*not the same as Auxerrois (blanc) in Alsace
I'm one of those old fashioned guys who always thinks of Cahors first when that variety is mentioned.
Last night chez nous, we tried the 2019 Forge "Wagner Caywood East." It was absolutely and totally shut down. We'll wait at least another year before trying again.
Not a big fan. The better ones have gotten ridiculously expensive, and the lesser ones are industrial. For me, they're also not as food-versatile as things like Loires or Beaujolais or Northern Rhone. I don't eat lamb, which is the classic accompaniment, so that's another reason that I might have possibly only 4 or 5 bottles of Bordeaux on the rack, and two or three California Cabernet Sauvignon.You don’t think about Bordeaux !?