A friend has been sharing very generously from his cellar for brown bag tastings (eg. St. Emilion/Pomerols from the 80s, vintage port from 83, northern Rhone stuff). I'd like to bring a few wines to the brown bag tasting that are within my budget (max 35 or so) but would be interesting for him and others in the group.
Any help would be much appreciated!
I've very limited wine experience, but these are the things I've loved from the last few years. I'm hoping the list will indicate what I might like and you might be able to suggest regions or wine types that I can delve into further (whether that be CA, WA, Italian, German etc). Thanks in advance!
1986 cos d'estournel, st. estephe
1997 Merlot, Pahlmeyer
1982 St. Emillon Premier Grand Cru, Ch. Beau-Sejour Becot
2005 Syrah/Viognier D'Arenberg "The Laughing Magpie", McLaren Vale, AU
unsure of year, a Petite Sirah from La Jota Vineyards on Howell Mountain
unsure of year, merlot from L'Ecole No. 41
2001 Pinot noir, Wither Hills, Marlborough
2005 Pinot gris, Elk Cove, Willamette Valley
2003? Pinot noir, Faile, Napa
2003? Pinot noir, Miura,
2004? Albarino, Don Olegario, Rias Baixas
port or dessert:
1983 Vintage Port, Fonseca
2003 Banyuls (Grenache noir), Les Clos de Paulilles