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Post #1  Postby Blake Brown » April 23rd 2013, 9:50am

18 folks at the Wine Advocate are going to drink in the next 3 days:

Robert Parker writes on the Mark Squires Board:

Big time in the blue-collar city of Baltimore....the entire staff is arriving today, including our three new full-time writers which will be announced in the next 48 hours....the team from the SECOND office in Singapore, and we hope to put in place some very exciting plans...I am playing sommelier, and pulled the following wines out of the cellar for the three nights of *%^@#%$#&*&%^^$$....

Tonight-all magnums as there are 16-17 of us
Aubert 2009 Reuling chardonnay
Remoissenet 2006 Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet
Cappellano 2001 Barolo Pie Franco-Michet
Pira 1997 Barolo Marenca
Gaja 1989 Barolo Sperss
Aldo Conterno 1989 Barolo Bussia
Bruno Giacosa 1996 Barbaresco Asili Riserva
Bruno Giacosa 1990 Barbaresco Santo Stefano Riserva
Ponsot 2003 Clos de La Roche
Beaux Freres 2002 Upper Terrace
Comte Lafon 1990 Volnay Santenots
1988 CLIMENS

Tomorrow Night-all magnums
Pape Clement 2009 Blanc
Chapoutier 2003 L'Ermite Ermitage Blanc
Chapoutier 1999 L'Oree Ermitage Blanc
Beaucastel 2005 Hommage a Jacques Perrin CNDP
Mordoree 2001 Reine des Bois CNDP
Barroche 2010 Pure CNDP
ST.Prefert 2007 Collection Charles Giraud CNDP
Clos ST. Jean 2007 Combe des Fous CNDP
Pegau 2003 Cuvee da Capo CNDP
Clos des Papes 1990 CNDP
1989 HUET VOUVRAY MOELLEUX


Wednesday Night-all magnums

Peter Michael 2008 Cuvee Indigene
Aubert 2009 Lauren
Heitz 1974 Martha's Vineyard
Dominus 1991
Harlan Estate 1994
Colgin Herb Lamb 2002
La Jota Anniversary 2003
Philip Togni 1997
Chateau Montelena 1997
Quilceda Creek 2000
Schrader Old Sparky 2007

SQN and A. Kracher 2002 Strawman

Not bad work if you can get it.
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Post #2  Postby mike pobega » April 23rd 2013, 10:14am

so? WGAS/WGAF.

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Post #3  Postby Mel Hill » April 23rd 2013, 10:23am

Wednesday must be sushi night!
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Post #4  Postby mike pobega » April 23rd 2013, 10:54am

Todd from WineBerserkers.com had a similar dinner some time ago for his staff. It looked something like this:


Tonight-all 375s as there are 1-2 of us
NV Yellow Tail Red
2007 Lewelling cabernet
2001 Yellow Tail Chardonnay
2001 Bolla Bardolino
2004 Bolla Volpolacella (A gift from Boberto)
Bruno Giacosa 1996 Barbaresco Asili Riserva

Tomorrow Night-all 375s
2002 Bolla Bardolino
2001 Yellow Tail Chardonnay
Beaucastel 2005 Hommage a Jacques Perrin CNDP
2007 Lewelling cabernet

Wednesday Night-all 375s

Peter Michael 2008 Cuvee Indigene
Barola 2009 Cheap one
Heitz 1974 Martha's Vineyard
2007 Lewelling cabernet
2007 Lewelling cabernet
2003 Bolla Bardolino
1979 Bolla Spumante (rare bottling)

no SQN and A. Kracher 2002 Strawman
Pure HEDONISM.
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Post #5  Postby Nolan E » April 23rd 2013, 11:05am

I've never seen Yellowtail 375ml. Those are likely fake. Hate to be 'that guy.'
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Post #6  Postby Todd F r e n c h » April 23rd 2013, 11:06am

mike pobega wrote:Todd from WineBerserkers.com had a similar dinner some time ago for his staff. It looked something like this:


Tonight-all 375s as there are 1-2 of us
NV Yellow Tail Red
2007 Lewelling cabernet
2001 Yellow Tail Chardonnay
2001 Bolla Bardolino
2004 Bolla Volpolacella (A gift from Boberto)
Bruno Giacosa 1996 Barbaresco Asili Riserva

Tomorrow Night-all 375s
2002 Bolla Bardolino
2001 Yellow Tail Chardonnay
Beaucastel 2005 Hommage a Jacques Perrin CNDP
2007 Lewelling cabernet

Wednesday Night-all 375s

Peter Michael 2008 Cuvee Indigene
Barola 2009 Cheap one
Heitz 1974 Martha's Vineyard
2007 Lewelling cabernet
2007 Lewelling cabernet
2003 Bolla Bardolino
1979 Bolla Spumante (rare bottling)

no SQN and A. Kracher 2002 Strawman
Pure HEDONISM.

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Post #7  Postby Peter C. » April 23rd 2013, 2:13pm

PUME.
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Post #8  Postby Bill Tex Landreth » April 23rd 2013, 2:42pm

Go big, or go home.
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Post #9  Postby K John Joseph » April 23rd 2013, 2:51pm

I'll admit to getting a chubby reading the big bottle list.
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Post #10  Postby mike pobega » April 23rd 2013, 3:04pm

K John Joseph wrote:I'll admit to getting a chubby reading the big bottle list.



Yellow Tail does that to you.......
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Post #11  Postby Peter Tryba » April 23rd 2013, 3:12pm

Peter C. wrote:PUME.

LOL
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Post #12  Postby John Morris » April 23rd 2013, 3:16pm

Blake Brown wrote:Tomorrow Night-all magnums
Pape Clement 2009 Blanc
Chapoutier 2003 L'Ermite Ermitage Blanc
Chapoutier 1999 L'Oree Ermitage Blanc
Beaucastel 2005 Hommage a Jacques Perrin CNDP
Mordoree 2001 Reine des Bois CNDP
Barroche 2010 Pure CNDP
ST.Prefert 2007 Collection Charles Giraud CNDP
Clos ST. Jean 2007 Combe des Fous CNDP
Pegau 2003 Cuvee da Capo CNDP
Clos des Papes 1990 CNDP
1989 HUET VOUVRAY MOELLEUX


No night devoted exclusively to 03 and 07 CdPs en magnum?
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Post #13  Postby Paul Jaouen » April 23rd 2013, 3:30pm

They made the SQN Strawman in mags?
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Post #14  Postby Paul Jaouen » April 23rd 2013, 3:31pm

So many of those wines aren't ready to drink in 750s. Good luck with the 05 Hommage.
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Post #15  Postby David M. Bueker » April 23rd 2013, 3:36pm

But nobody cares about the Wine Advocate here...except as a punchline.

Sorry Todd, but really, had to do it.
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Post #16  Postby Craig Gleason » April 23rd 2013, 3:40pm

I was a little surprised he mentioned Beaux Freres. Does he do that on the board?
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Post #17  Postby John Morris » April 23rd 2013, 3:41pm

Paired with a 2003 Ponsot!
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Post #18  Postby Todd F r e n c h » April 23rd 2013, 4:30pm

Paul Jaouen wrote:They made the SQN Strawman in mags?

Rudy did
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Post #19  Postby jbray23 » April 23rd 2013, 7:47pm

Craig Gleason wrote:I was a little surprised he mentioned Beaux Freres. Does he do that on the board?


Yes, he taste them often enough, but always uses the 'no note given' line.
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Post #20  Postby T. Altmayer » April 23rd 2013, 10:47pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Paul Jaouen wrote:They made the SQN Strawman in mags?

Rudy did


Nice one [cheers.gif]
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Post #21  Postby scott c » April 24th 2013, 7:28am

Blake Brown wrote:Heitz 1974 Martha's Vineyard


From mag?

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This is the only bottle on the list that elevates my pulse at all.
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Post #22  Postby S. Reynolds » April 24th 2013, 7:51am

scott c l a f f e e wrote:
Blake Brown wrote:Heitz 1974 Martha's Vineyard


From mag?

[shock.gif]

This is the only bottle on the list that elevates my pulse at all.


That and the Gaja and Huet would be excellent.
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Post #23  Postby Mel Hill » April 24th 2013, 8:30am

Mel Hill wrote:Wednesday must be sushi night!


Ha! Dr Vino liked my sushi comment!
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Post #24  Postby Hans Strand » April 24th 2013, 12:30pm

Nice to see how RP has a sence for subtleties. ;)
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Post #25  Postby Todd F r e n c h » April 24th 2013, 12:32pm

It actually looks similar to a BerserkerFest lineup, ironically.
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Post #26  Postby Peter C. » April 24th 2013, 1:27pm

Peter Tryba wrote:
Peter C. wrote:PUME.

LOL



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Post #27  Postby ybarselah » April 24th 2013, 5:01pm

74 heitz out of mag is one of the greatest wines i've ever had. but most of that list is shite.
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Post #28  Postby Scott Fitzgerald » April 24th 2013, 5:39pm

Mike, you have to get the Yellowtail magnum or larger - they age much better. The "Pink Moscato" is to die for!
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Post #29  Postby jcoley3 » April 24th 2013, 9:55pm

Night one sounds somewhat enjoyable thanks to Piedmont. Night two I would rather shoot myself than participate, Hommage and Clos des Papes notwithstanding. Chapoutier 03 L'Ermite Blanc is the absolute nadir of white wine in my life - the winery thought it should be consumed ASAP years ago - the wine must taste of grade school crafts time paste at this point. Real paste would no doubt taste fresher.

Night three I have no major comment, as am I am in theory dead from the previous evening's wounds, but I bet Dominus is OK.
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Post #30  Postby Jim Brennan » April 24th 2013, 10:19pm

What? Couldn't find a Magnum of a Huet 1er or Cuvee Constance?

f*cking amateur!
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Post #31  Postby PeterH » April 24th 2013, 10:23pm

My impressions on this in order-

1. No wonder their palates are shot.
2. They wouldn't do this unless their palates were shot.
3. If they drink all these wines their livers will be shot.
4. That is, if they are still alive.
5. There are some wines in there I'd really enjoy in the right context.
6. No one says you have to swallow all the wines, or even taste them.
With restraint and liberal use of the spit bucket this could be great!

Last time I had the '91 Dominus, it was better than OK. Last time I had the '74 Heitz MV it seem like a different lifetime. Send me my invite.

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Post #32  Postby Jonathan Loesberg » April 25th 2013, 8:39am

jcoley3 wrote:Night one sounds somewhat enjoyable thanks to Piedmont. Night two I would rather shoot myself than participate, Hommage and Clos des Paes notwithstanding. Chapoutier 03 L'Ermite Blanc is the absolute nadir of white wine in my life - the winery thought it should be consumed ASAP years ago - the wine must taste of grade school crafts time paste at this point. Real paste would no doubt taste fresher.

Night three I have no major comment, as am I am in theory dead from the previous evening's wounds, but I bet Dominus is OK.


With regard to nights 1 and 2, my response exactly. With regard to night 3, it is even less attractive to me than night 2 (since I would be interested in the Hommage and the Clos des Papes).

All of which means that we should thank our lucky stars that we aren't reviewers for WA, I guess.
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Post #33  Postby Sean Moore » April 25th 2013, 10:47am

Paul Jaouen wrote:So many of those wines aren't ready to drink in 750s.


My first thought as well.

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