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by Craig G
September 16th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 501
Views: 33317

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

I had a 2014 Estate Cab last week. That’s the one that had the high oak treatment for undisclosed reasons (as far as I know). I was happy with how integrated it seemed. Two years ago it was very tasty but pretty overtly oaky. Now it just seems tasty.
by Craig G
September 16th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

When I showed up to a New York offline, Jay finished his Cayuse before I made it to the restaurant.
by Craig G
September 16th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)
Replies: 22
Views: 1178

Re: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)

John Morris wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 12:00 pm
You have to scroll down to the bottom of the Smilies box and click on View More Smilies.
OMG. This is actually the most important thing I have ever read on this board. If only we had a search function I might have known this long ago.
by Craig G
September 16th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?

Here’s that kid grown up.

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by Craig G
September 16th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 32
Views: 1792

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

He follows me like an aggressive viral strain that mutates over time. But I get ahead of the story. And please pardon any hint at delusions of grandeur. Of that, this humble country squire has none. I'm a Who in Whoville as far as Rolland knows. Let’s be clear: He doesn’t follow you. You follow him...
by Craig G
September 15th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Tale of an Aged La Tâche
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: The Tale of an Aged La La Tâche

It’s still not as good as Alan Weinberg’s rummaging in the cellar for DRC story.
by Craig G
September 15th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 126
Views: 10152

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

YLee wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:45 am
Do the wines get shipped in a wooden box?
I think it was a metal truck.
by Craig G
September 14th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?
Replies: 21
Views: 825

Re: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?

Loiseau des Vignes at Hotel Le Cep has a great, inexpensive lunch menu and a super list of wines by the glass.
by Craig G
September 14th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3366

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

You may have crossed your streams.
by Craig G
September 14th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3366

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Holy stream of consciousness, Batman!
by Craig G
September 14th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11661
Views: 556335

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

The rest of K&L’s 375ml bottles of 2014 La Conseillante. I didn’t want those little guys to feel lonely or unwanted on the shelf.
by Craig G
September 14th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1574

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 6:09 am
Cantemerle is a Third Growth.
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Fifth, but who’s counting?
by Craig G
September 13th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3366

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Alan Rath wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 9:31 am
Ian Alper wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 9:21 am
Preference - 06 Swan or 08 Bear?
Vote for 06 Swan.

I previously said I could bring an 06 Alpine, But I'd like to change that to 07 Alpine, since I have 2 of those, and would like to hang onto my few old bottles to see how they develop.
Sean called 07 Alpine.
by Craig G
September 13th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3366

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Daniel Kim wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 10:02 am
You know what would be nice, if Kevin could release his sparkling BdB early so we can taste it. Shall I ask him? I have 3 bottles outstanding.
Yes, but FYI you’re supposed to pose this type of question with some reference to playing golf with him, or hanging out in his hot tub.
by Craig G
September 13th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 126
Views: 10152

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Mar3 Koslowsky wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 6:23 am
Was your letter 100% hand written? Mine was along with barrel samples for their 3 2018 wines including the VIP Single Block, which they made half a case.
Mine was on parchment with a hand painted rendering of Gene using his foot wedge to win his match with Alex.
by Craig G
September 11th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3366

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Did anyone call 2009 Alpine PN? Or I have some similar age Syrah.
by Craig G
September 11th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?
Replies: 154
Views: 8509

Re: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?

2013 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series - Australia, Western Australia, South West Australia, Margaret River (7/6/2019) Mixed Bag at Kevin's (Minneapolis, MN): Another great showing in as many weeks. Fresh wine with apples, spice, subtle oak, floral and pear. Complex wine and medium to long finis...
by Craig G
September 11th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 126
Views: 10152

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

YLee wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 8:07 pm
What's the ageability of MacDonalds?
Nobody knows, but my guess is it will age like Ch. Latour. That was the thing I thought of when I first tasted it. The wines are really compelling.
by Craig G
September 11th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 56
Views: 4135

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

Jud Reis wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 6:22 pm
That is an awfully cute dog!
That dog is crying out for a mullet.
by Craig G
September 11th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 126
Views: 10152

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

YLee wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 2:37 pm
I think there is way too much gossip going on here. Let the flippers flip, let the drinkers drink, it is their wine to do whatever they please.
Obviously everyone can do what they like with the wine they buy. The point people are making is that they are okay if owners dump flippers off the list.
by Craig G
September 11th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 56
Views: 4135

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

Interesting. Just a few hours ago I received a letter from Alex and Graeme detailing their discussion with Constellation on this topic. Apparently they were offered the opportunity to use the name ToKalon if they agreed that it was not a place, and they rejected it. Their take was “Our integrity is ...
by Craig G
September 10th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 126
Views: 10152

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

I have no idea how owners feel about that, but my opinion would be that if you buy the minimum and you intend to drink what you can afford, you’re not really taking unfair advantage of anything.
by Craig G
September 10th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 126
Views: 10152

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

I can see two reasons why you'd sell these. Either you decide you don't like them or they are too pricey to drink. In either case why shouldn't you stop or be stopped from buying? Catching flippers is probably a losing battle but I’m 100% behind the owners if they are dropping them. There are a zil...
by Craig G
September 10th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3366

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

I’m in. Paul won’t be able to make it now.
by Craig G
September 9th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 37
Views: 1038

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

I also find when traveling over seas with all the phones/iPads etc we have to charge this is quite convenient. https://www.amazon.com/Multiple-Charger-LENCENT-Worldwide-International/dp/B077VFGNYZ/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=European+plug+adapter+USB&qid=1568064148&s=gateway&sr=8-6 George Is that a USB toa...
by Craig G
September 8th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 126
Views: 10152

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

A couple of MacDonald lots sold for very high prices at K&L in the past few days - 2015 3b $1800, 2014 3b $1557.
by Craig G
September 8th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 126
Views: 10152

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Lee Ibarra wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Looking for a bottle or two if anyone has anything to share?
If anyone’s planning on sawing their legs off, I could use some spares.
by Craig G
September 7th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 32
Views: 1023

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Isn’t there a blind link for this?
by Craig G
September 5th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11661
Views: 556335

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Not to burst your bubble, but you may have read here the debate that flares up about LLC every few months—between those who like it and those who don’t. I personally don’t like any LLC made after the ‘66. You might want to figure out if you like LLC and how it matures before laying down recent vint...
by Craig G
September 5th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3367

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

I don’t think he needed or needs the money. I suspect it was passion that fueled the chase. Many of us have far too much wine. I’ll probably be on my deathbed interrupting last rites to make one final purchase. Obviously all guessing, but I totally agree with this. For people with really big money,...
by Craig G
September 5th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3310

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

The PC thing to say about Burgundy is how each and every vintage is lovely in its own special little way. Hardly PC though - it's entirely true. Basically every vintage has its moment. Catching it at the right time is the hard part. Nah, it's silly. There are still plenty years you can sit out and ...
by Craig G
August 31st, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 67
Views: 4505

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

M. Dildine wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 7:12 am
A funny thread! I like Ovid, but I'm too cheap to purchase. I'm not to cheap, however, to purchase Martinelli! neener
Kerosene is even cheaper.
by Craig G
August 30th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3367

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

I had all the RC in my cart and then my wife whacked my head with a shoe.
by Craig G
August 30th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

Golf notes are useless without scores.
by Craig G
August 30th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 25
Views: 654

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

I have another event on the 24th so I will skip this.
by Craig G
August 28th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich

Don’t you have to have 25 posts about chicken sandwiches to post here?
by Craig G
August 28th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate
Replies: 40
Views: 2191

Re: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate

I am a bit nervous to be stalked like that! Honestly, I remembered you doing this once and did search for it as it fit in this thread. I started laughing when I got the search results and found that was far from a one time occurrence. [smileyvault-ban.gif] Try searching for “Gruard” and you’ll neve...
by Craig G
August 28th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1776

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

I think my cellar would say:

Pinot Noir (Burgundy, Champagne)
Cabernet Sauvignon ( Bdx)
Merlot (Bdx)
Syrah (N. Rhône)

Chardonnay (Burgundy, Champagne)
Riesling (Alsace)
Semillon (Sauternes)
Chenin Blanc (Loire)
by Craig G
August 28th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3447

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

Mark Golodetz wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 10:15 am
“It is not a taste, it is an experience” said the man with a cigar in his mouth.

What does experience taste like?
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar... but this is not that time.
by Craig G
August 27th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden
Replies: 29
Views: 2201

Re: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden

In what world is Harlan worth 50% more than Haut Brion?
by Craig G
August 27th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate
Replies: 40
Views: 2191

Re: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 6:42 pm
I popped a Lanessan today!

I am AFWE, I swear. I’ve been framed.
I think we need to start a pool on how this happened, boys. Any ideas?
by Craig G
August 26th, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 82
Views: 2244

Re: TN: 2000 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

ChristopherSK wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 10:32 am
You are entitled to your opinion Mark. Calling me out on it is fine by me.
I’d like to congratulate you on the length of this post. Keep it up!
by Craig G
August 26th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 25
Views: 654

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

JonathanG wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 9:28 pm
bummed I can't make this one. Was there any region in particular that was going to be theme?
DRC.
by Craig G
August 26th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3240

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

it's the best national fast food item I can think of. My in laws are picking up my daughter from school tomorrow so my wife and I are going to have a dinner date. She texted me and asked if we could get Popeyes and eat the sandwich there instead of doing take out due to the kid. I might even splurg...
by Craig G
August 26th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3240

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I always get the red beans and rice.
by Craig G
August 25th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3240

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Sold out in West San Jose tonight. Fortunately I was there for tenders and popcorn shrimp.
by Craig G
August 25th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2016 vs 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2580

Re: Bordeaux 2016 vs 2018

You could have a trophy wife and a pool boy.
by Craig G
August 25th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2016 vs 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2580

Re: Bordeaux 2016 vs 2018

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 2:57 pm
$550+ Ch. Margaux is a bargain? Not in my neighborhood.
You should’ve been a country lawyer.
by Craig G
August 24th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phil Mickelson likes wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2742

Re: Phil Mickelson likes wine

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 11:34 am
No, he’s trimmed up. Serious. Dude is on a mission, no more Dad Bod and Man Boobs on the Philmeister!
Could be gravity.
by Craig G
August 24th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 82
Views: 2244

Re: TN: 2000 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Never in the field of wine criticism was so much written by so few about so little.

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