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by Craig G
January 17th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Lot 29 - Exception
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: Tesseron Lot 29 - Exception

Unless I'm mistaken, the lot numbers refer to the age of the base cognac in the blend. So it seems natural that the price will go up over time. My impression from the discussion at the tasting was that when they introduced the names, they were an indication of the average age of the blends (e.g. 29...
by Craig G
January 16th, 2019, 3:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Replies: 24
Views: 535

Re: TN: 2001 Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Of note, this was the blanc, not the rouge. CdP's --- blanc and rouge, alike --- are notorious for going through dumb phases; I am crossing my fingers and hoping that is what's going on here. I’ve never been convinced of this argument that Beaucastel Blanc goes through a dumb/oxidized stage and the...
by Craig G
January 15th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Replies: 24
Views: 535

Re: TN: 2001 Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Of note, this was the blanc, not the rouge. CdP's --- blanc and rouge, alike --- are notorious for going through dumb phases; I am crossing my fingers and hoping that is what's going on here. I’ve never been convinced of this argument that Beaucastel Blanc goes through a dumb/oxidized stage and the...
by Craig G
January 15th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Replies: 24
Views: 535

Re: TN: 2001 Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Of note, this was the blanc, not the rouge. CdP's --- blanc and rouge, alike --- are notorious for going through dumb phases; I am crossing my fingers and hoping that is what's going on here. I’ve never been convinced of this argument that Beaucastel Blanc goes through a dumb/oxidized stage and the...
by Craig G
January 14th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Lot 29 - Exception
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: Tesseron Lot 29 - Exception

Tesseron 29 is fantastic. I’ve had it twice at Artisan Wine Depot’s tastings of the Tesseron line. I couldn’t convince myself to buy one, though.

FWIW I like their whole lineup.
by Craig G
January 14th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Chateau Sociando Mallet Cuvee Jean Gautreau - Out of GrasslGlass Stems
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: TN: 1996 Chateau Sociando Mallet Cuvee Jean Gautreau - Out of GrasslGlass Stems

As I mentioned in another thread, my 96 was corked, but I agree it needs a lot of time. If you can find the 97 I recommend trying it. It was excellent and so much more approachable.
by Craig G
January 12th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sociando Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau 2001
Replies: 18
Views: 740

Re: Sociando Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau 2001

I just tried the 1997 Gautreau and it’s beautiful. There is still a good amount of tannin but it drinks very well and has lovely fruit in addition to the slight green streak of Sociando. Our bottle of 1996 Gautreau was slightly corked and otherwise seemed very backward. I won’t open another of those...
by Craig G
January 11th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/26 UPDATED DATES
Replies: 54
Views: 2061

Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/19

Bump. Ok, what did you pop? Be aware that this doesn’t have to be a terrible wine. Justbthe one you e in Cellartracker with the lowest rating. If you’re a baller and it’s 95pts then so be it. Letting this open up if that’s even a possibility with this wine. A2876F36-3F44-454B-B256-36048AA267BF.jpeg...
by Craig G
January 11th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Pichon Baron Bordeaux
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: TN: 1989 Pichon Baron Bordeaux

I dragged one to Sun Valley last fall and drank with friends. It was great, and we found out that the restaurant comps corkage for wines over ten years old!
by Craig G
January 11th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 14
Views: 1070

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Is a bstruse like a dick?
by Craig G
January 10th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 40
Views: 634

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

I think George has PM’s stuck in his outbox.
by Craig G
January 9th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10038
Views: 320197

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

I’m drinking a leftover blend of Chateau Meyney 2014, 2001, 1990, 1986 and 1962 :-) Did the ‘78 get left out of your final “blend” because it was so good you finished it or so bad you dumped it? I know the GL and Talbot’s are still holding up pretty well, but haven’t yet tried the Meyney. I still n...
by Craig G
January 9th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you need to drink lesser wines to appreciate the great ones?
Replies: 96
Views: 1683

Re: Do you need to drink lesser wines to appreciate the great ones?

Anton D wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Would the greatest sex of your life be as 'profound' without the 'lesser' sex?
It’s none of your business what I do when I’m alone.
by Craig G
January 8th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Foie gras ban in California
Replies: 17
Views: 733

Re: Foie gras ban in California

Jay Miller wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 7:08 am
This is old news. Idiotic news, but old.
It’s not old news. The Supreme Court decision was announced yesterday.

https://blog.humanesociety.org/2019/01/ ... s-ban.html
by Craig G
January 7th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 8991

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

I actually wrote such a list in an attempt to limit my buying, but the net effect was to focus my buying. I have been pretty good at sticking to it for “cellar” purchases, though I will still buy other things as one-offs or everyday drinkers. My list had more than ten but I would pare it down as fol...
by Craig G
January 7th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coche vs Coche vs Coche
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Coche vs Coche vs Coche

c fu wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 11:44 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 9:43 am
Better be good Bourgogne at 200 a pop
I opened a 2010 bourgogne from them two weeks ago and i really disliked it. I think their wines have an odd artificial sweetness to them.
They’re pandering to the Canadian market.
by Craig G
January 7th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 8991

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

Mark Y wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 9:30 am
Wow an 8 yr old thread.. i saw Bob Wood post and did a double take..
Old enough for a Maison Ilan sighting!
by Craig G
January 3rd, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux’s Equivalent to Old School Napa Cab?
Replies: 35
Views: 1853

Re: Bordeaux’s Equivalent to Old School Napa Cab?

I would try Lynch Bages and Montrose.
by Craig G
January 2nd, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10038
Views: 320197

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

I’m drinking a leftover blend of Chateau Meyney 2014, 2001, 1990, 1986 and 1962 :-)
by Craig G
January 2nd, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Scotch Under $100
Replies: 89
Views: 2240

Re: Best Scotch Under $100

Why not Lagavulin 16, also around $65-70? Because it smells and tastes like a bbq pit? [wow.gif] Seriously, I always wonder why winos who don’t care for over-oaked wine tolerate over-oaked/peated whisky. To be honest, I haven’t had it in a while and I’ll have to re-try. But I have always liked some...
by Craig G
January 2nd, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 104
Views: 4211

Re: Favorite Producer

I might change my mind tomorrow, but based on what’s well represented in my cellar...

Red: Chave
White: Ulysse Collin
by Craig G
January 2nd, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Scotch Under $100
Replies: 89
Views: 2240

Re: Best Scotch Under $100

Lagavulin 12 is great, but more like $150 a bottle. There is a Lagavulin 8 for around $65 that I picked up but haven’t opened. The Lagavulin 9 Game of Thrones is quite nice and I’ll be interested to compare it to the 8 year version. But Lagavulin definitely has a style that appeals to some more tha...
by Craig G
January 2nd, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Older Australian reds San Francisco Marina district Sunday January 27
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Older Australian reds SF Bay Area late January

I’m still trying to arrange my travel schedule so I can be out of the country for this.
by Craig G
January 1st, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 188
Views: 5826

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

1962 Ch. Guiraud. Not sure it was objectively the best but it was delicious, a birthyear wine, and I had some leftovers for 2019!
by Craig G
January 1st, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheers!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Cheers!!!

Marc Frontario wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 2:55 am
Remember: having sex on a regular basis helps keep the memory alive
I had forgotten that.
by Craig G
January 1st, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Ethiopian wine
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Ethiopian wine

Any one have any experience? We were given and opened a bottle last night and I'm not sure if it was damaged (heat?) or just terrible to start with. It was Awash Gebeta Red. Vintage uncertain but > 2013 (from copyright legend on label). Interestingly the very faded label is different from what's on...
by Craig G
January 1st, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Eating, drinking and buying some wine in Paris and Lyon
Replies: 15
Views: 593

Re: Eating, drinking and buying some wine in Paris and Lyon

Thanks, that was a fun read and makes me want to go back to Paris. We had the Baba au Rhum at D’Chez Eux and they also left the rum on the table - after the waiter did a shot with us!
by Craig G
January 1st, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Bordeaux Tasting
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: TN: 1982 Bordeaux Tasting

Yikes. Tough competition when 82 Cheval Blanc is 5th out of 5 in its flight!
by Craig G
December 30th, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Raffault, Dehlinger, Rossignol, Anthill, Cavalloto and William & Mary
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: TNs: Raffault, Dehlinger, Rossignol, Anthill, Cavalloto and William & Mary

Had a dinner party last night that left me on puppy duty a good part of the night. We got a new pup this week, a bright light for our lives now but challenging in that I forgot how hard the work is to help the new guy get adapted. You have to remember his size makes it a challenge to fetch full Cha...
by Craig G
December 30th, 2018, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1291

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

Chateau Meyney 2014, 2001, 1990, 1986, 1978, and 1962, plus Chateau Guiraud 1962.
by Craig G
December 29th, 2018, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn’t Liebfraumilch impress me...ever?
Replies: 30
Views: 893

Re: Why doesn’t Liebfraumilch impress me...ever?

Howard Cooper wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Try Mateus.
This.
We geezers who were drinking wine in the 70s understand the natural progression. I just cannot remember if it was from Mateus or to Mateus. newhere
Does anyone know the dosage on Cold Duck?
by Craig G
December 29th, 2018, 10:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 39
Views: 3346

Re: Japanese Whiskey

I was able to get a bottle of Yamazaki 12 from K&L but I’m not very impressed. I like all the other Suntory whisky I’ve tried but this one just doesn’t seem that interesting. I much prefer Hakushu 12 and Chita (and any Hibiki except the sherry-heavy Master’s Select).
by Craig G
December 29th, 2018, 9:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1193
Views: 53913

Re: What did you cook tonight?

I received an Ooni Pro for Christmas and I’ve been having fun with it. The first day I made pizza including a delicious white clam pie. Then pita bread with grilled shrimp and onions. Today I made tandoori salmon and naan. I need to stop and take some pictures but I’ve been too busy eating. So far a...
by Craig G
December 29th, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 631
Views: 36384

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Talisker 10, a gift from my kids. Clearly they were raised well.
by Craig G
December 29th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dim Sum matching?
Replies: 97
Views: 1662

Re: Dim Sum matching?

Were you ridiculed by your wine group for not serving tea?
by Craig G
December 29th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You can all kiss my Welsh ass
Replies: 71
Views: 3913

Re: You can all kiss my Welsh ass

Alan Eden wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 7:57 am
Oops, reminder to myself, dont post when blitzed !!!

Sorry
[berserker.gif]
by Craig G
December 29th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 29
Views: 589

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

I would gladly try all sorts of wines with all sorts of foods, but too much spicy heat destroys my palate for wine, so it would have to depend on the level of heat. Some of the flavors, for example doenjang, might be very interesting with wines as long as the spice is in check.
by Craig G
December 29th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?
Replies: 45
Views: 1531

Re: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?

I feel like there are lots of people with pretty sophisticated palates who like Burgundy and/or Barolo but rarely drink Bordeaux or Cabernet based wines, so it seems perfectly reasonable.
by Craig G
December 29th, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Why I would French kiss Kermit Lynch
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: TN: Why I would French kiss Kermit Lynch

Agree. When living in SF I'd buy single bottles at his store of wines I didn't know at very reasonable prices. The ones that got hidden in the cellar have always been positive surprises years later. I haven’t been in several years but it was always a very cool old place to visit as he had magnums o...
by Craig G
December 29th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR 2014 Clos des Lambrays
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: TNR 2014 Clos des Lambrays

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 3:56 pm
The alternative is a 96 Haut Briton at double the price (might be the better buy at 230 gbp at Harrods) but I’d just as soon have a nice if young burg.
That sounds like a lot of money for “Haut Briton.”

:-)
by Craig G
December 29th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dim Sum matching?
Replies: 97
Views: 1662

Re: Dim Sum matching?

c fu wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 10:27 am
Mark Golodetz wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 9:09 am
Can someone please give a dim summary
You’ve been banned for awful pun

Lol
I blame the Chinese for having funny-sounding words.
by Craig G
December 28th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1964 Chateau Haut Bailly and 1969 Chateau Rabat saint emilion
Replies: 16
Views: 335

Re: 1964 Chateau Haut Bailly and 1969 Chateau Rabat saint emilion

Gerhard P. wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 1:24 pm
On the other hand I´ve never heard of this St.Emilion Chateau, but what I´ve tasted from Bordeaux 1969 vintage is absolutely not encouraging ... the best were "drinkable" but not enjoyable ... (but in Burgundy it´s just the opposite) ...
Enjoyable but not drinkable?
by Craig G
December 27th, 2018, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Aging Bourgogne
Replies: 21
Views: 1005

Re: Poll: Aging Bourgogne

No one answer for me. I’ve recently drunk 15 Faiveley, 14 and 10 Bertheau, and 08 Perrot Minot. BTW, Faiveley should be $20 or so.
by Craig G
December 27th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dim Sum matching?
Replies: 97
Views: 1662

Re: Dim Sum matching?

YLee wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Chris Seiber wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 5:01 pm
It was inevitable that the "don't drink wine just drink beer/tea/whatever" posts would arrive, but at least we had a decent number of actually responsive and helpful posts first.
Rude?
[berserker.gif]
by Craig G
December 27th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1964 Chateau Haut Bailly and 1969 Chateau Rabat saint emilion
Replies: 16
Views: 335

Re: 1964 Chateau Haut Bailly and 1969 Chateau Rabat saint emilion

I haven’t had the Haut Bailly but I’ve had several lesser 1964 Graves in the past few years and they were quite good. There are also some very good notes on Cellartracker for this wine. I would definitely try 64 Haut Bailly if the bottle looked good and the price was okay. I’ve never had a 1969 Bord...
by Craig G
December 27th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1988 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: 1988 Sociando Mallet

I served one of these at an offline about five years ago and it was unexpectedly close in quality to a 1990 Figeac, also from my cellar. In fact many people had it as their favorite. I have one bottle left.
by Craig G
December 26th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan in June? Too hot/wet?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Japan in June? Too hot/wet?

We went in mid-June 2017 and had good weather. There were a couple of partly rainy days but we also had some very nice days. It’s hot but not like the middle of summer.
by Craig G
December 25th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offline protocol
Replies: 55
Views: 1839

Re: Offline protocol

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
December 25th, 2018, 9:46 am
I am amazed this question was even asked.
You haven’t been paying much attention to Alan’s posts!
by Craig G
December 25th, 2018, 12:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10038
Views: 320197

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1983 Trimbach CFE VT (label fell off while chilling) was as good as ever, still quite youthful and very powerful. 1990 La Conseillante was exotic, full of Asian spices. The 1970 was in good shape - not as good as it once was but really enjoyable. This was the 2nd good 1970 we had this week - the oth...
by Craig G
December 22nd, 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Older Australian reds San Francisco Marina district Sunday January 27
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: Older Australian reds SF Bay Area late January

I have to check my dingo for ticks that day.

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