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by Larry Stein
July 14th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 1924

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

2012 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
2012 Chablis “Mont de Milieu”, La Chablisienne (2 mags)
by Larry Stein
June 29th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Caves Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: TN: 2015 Caves Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

I wish I could obtain older vintages. When Selection Massale first offered the wines, 2004 Clos was available, but only in magnums so I passed. Lilian had nothing for sale when I visited in 2014.
by Larry Stein
June 25th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Caves Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: TN: 2015 Caves Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

I was one of Selection Massale's first retail customers. I've been buying Duplessis since then through the '14 vintage. I think Lilian makes terrific wine. I own 6 cases. Regarding your comment on oak in the '10 Fourchaume, there isn't a stitch of new oak used on any of their wines. I still have 4 b...
by Larry Stein
June 19th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Forgot about the LLC!
by Larry Stein
June 19th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

It was a tough night for reds. Overall WOTN was '07 Huet Franc de Pied Sec. Reds: '95 GPL and '01 Pape Clement from magnum. Oh yeah, '06 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is always a winner.
by Larry Stein
June 17th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

The stems are excellent. They'll gladly let you use theirs. Still better if we bring as many of our own, given the break they give us for corkage.
by Larry Stein
June 17th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Family on my Mom's side emigrated from Austria to the US in the 19th century. Which means...

You're just gonna have to deal. neener
by Larry Stein
June 14th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

Just opened my first bottle of '01 ET Spatlese. It's not over the hill by any means, but I'll drink my remaining 3 bottles much sooner than later. It's not out of balance which is a good sign. Not a great wine, but certainly very good. Next up will be '01 GH Spat "Stablay". I've had a few vintages o...
by Larry Stein
June 13th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Ah c'mon, who among us gets George's humor? Should we take a poll? Alan, you know how to set those up. [snort.gif]
by Larry Stein
June 12th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

A magnum of 2002 Chinon, Domaine Les Roches. 2004 and 2005 have been drinking great lately out of 750s.
by Larry Stein
June 10th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Los Gatos is pretty far for almost everyone, even me from Fremont. There's an italian restaurant in Palo Alto, on California, that I frequent, and know the owners a bit (Terun). They have let me do a smaller wine dinner in the past, and would probably be fine doing that with this group. They have a...
by Larry Stein
June 10th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Still in
by Larry Stein
June 8th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 154642

Re: Official Costco Thread

Copper River was $13.99 at Foster City. No King.
by Larry Stein
June 7th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 154642

Re: Official Costco Thread

Cool! I was planning on going anyway first thing tomorrow morning.
by Larry Stein
June 6th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

A la carte
by Larry Stein
June 5th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 3126

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

German Riesling makes up about 15% of my cellar (140 bottles). I just don't drink it as often as I used to. 88 bottles are from 2005 and prior, and only 7 are 2010 and younger. About the only ones that might sell at a decent price to a hard-core collector are from Daniel Vollenweider. All those are ...
by Larry Stein
June 5th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

I think fixed menu is how the cost got above the usual amount last time, but I wasn't there for that one.
by Larry Stein
June 4th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?

2005. Diochon M-a-V still needs time. Have a bottle of Vissoux Fleurie “Les Garants” in the drinking queue. Drank my last bottle of Foillard Cote du Py a couple of months ago. It was right on the money. A friend and I are going to do a 2009 Foillard horizontal this month: Cote du Py, Fleurie, and 3....
by Larry Stein
June 4th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Sandi and I have been to Porterhouse a couple of times. It's been a few years (3-4?) since we've been, but we did like it.

Still no word from Donato. Hopefully, Juan isn't on vacation.
by Larry Stein
June 3rd, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

I just contacted Juan, the Donato GM. Update when I get his reply.
by Larry Stein
June 1st, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Either is fine
by Larry Stein
May 30th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Sure, let us know. It's actually in Santa Clara, closer to Great America.
by Larry Stein
May 30th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Yes, I forgot about Iberia! Great suggestion!
by Larry Stein
May 30th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

We used to go to Martins West, but whether we could offline there (corkage/bottle limit) depended on who was the manager. Any thoughts on Donato? I know the GM and could email him. IIRC, there was an issue with cost last time.
by Larry Stein
May 29th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3900

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

I'm good with the 17th!
by Larry Stein
May 25th, 2019, 3:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 4153

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

What traditional style Bordeaux is in the $30-50 range? I thoroughly dislike modern style Cab/Cab blends no matter where they’re from. Through friends, I can get 2016 Ridge Estate Cab for $45.50 (30% discount). For me, that’s the gold standard in CA. What Bordeaux is in that class?
by Larry Stein
May 22nd, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco on the bay Sunday June 30 3:30 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1747

Re: San Fran offline on the bay Sunday June 30 3:30 pm informal

It'll be a game day decision. I'll be at the Ridge Parrillada the previous day. We'll see how I feel on Sunday. [drinkers.gif]
by Larry Stein
May 20th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 12780

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Am I missing something or does one now have to buy the Estate wines in order to purchase Monte Bello. Is this a recent thing? I’m a fairly recent joiner. 2014 was my first MB vintage as a member. I haven’t been asked (yet) to purchase Estate in order to get my MB allocation.
by Larry Stein
May 18th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3803

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I have around 975 bottles. I don’t use CellarTracker. I keep my inventory on a spreadsheet. Wines are grouped by country and/or region. I know which shelf where each bottle is stored in my offsite lockers. I’m fanatical about data entry. However, there are currently 3 bottles that I can’t account fo...
by Larry Stein
May 13th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2102

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

Sorry for the last minute update, but I’m going to need to bow out of tonight’s affair.
by Larry Stein
May 12th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

Thanks for the notes, but your bottles were 375s so that has to be taken into account.
by Larry Stein
May 11th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

I drank one 2-3 years ago and it was painfully young. When did you open yours?
by Larry Stein
May 11th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 154642

Re: Official Costco Thread

Grabbed the last 4 bottles of 2016 Saint-Joseph "Muletiers", Dom. Vallet at the Foster City store today. $14.97, normally $34 (per wine-searcher). The wine guy was there and I asked about '08 DP. He said they keep shipping him '09. He's waiting for it, too.
by Larry Stein
May 11th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

Thanks for the tip. I don't have any UW Spat, but I do have several bottles of '01 Erdener Treppchen Spat. Think I'll pull one out and put in the drinking queue. Also, '01 Graacher Himmelreich "Stablay", but that wine has always been an ager, even in years like '99. Before the Loosen Bros. operation...
by Larry Stein
May 10th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2102

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

I’m still in and still bringing the Barolo mentioned above.
by Larry Stein
May 3rd, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2102

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

If you want my vote, no modern-style! I'm very much a traditionalist when it comes to that region.
by Larry Stein
May 3rd, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2102

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

The bottle of Damilano is the only bottle of Barolo/Barbaresco in my cellar. Next time, he's on his own!
by Larry Stein
May 3rd, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2102

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

I can bring '99 Damilano Barolo Riserva.
by Larry Stein
April 8th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2102

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13

"Table for One!"
by Larry Stein
April 1st, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2806

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Thanks for the update. We'll see you next go-around.

If anyone else has to drop out, speak now...
by Larry Stein
March 29th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2806

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Chris, we're not doing that this round because 18 people. Andy and I definitely want to do that, but with our usual 12-14 folks. I'm bringing a mag of '11 Foillard Cote du Py to Divino. FYI, I have '09 Cuvee Tardive and '05 Fleurie.
by Larry Stein
March 28th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2806

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

One for every day of the week.
by Larry Stein
March 26th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1957

Re: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017

I didn't either! If I had known, I would've purchased the Mourvedre. I'm going to on the lookout for the Unfamiliar Petite Sirah when it's released.
by Larry Stein
March 26th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2806

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

They said 18 is no problem.
by Larry Stein
March 26th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2806

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Yes. I think we had 15 or 16 last time and we fit no problem. I'm going to contact them at lunch to bump the res to 18 from 14. I'll let you all know what they say.

I'm bringing a magnum.
by Larry Stein
March 23rd, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2806

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

I'd like to get a count so I can give Divino sufficient notice on the size. As of now, we're 19. The res is for 14. I'd like to let them know by Weds.

If you or your guest are NOT attending, please reply on this thread. No need to respond if you're going.
by Larry Stein
March 21st, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2806

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

One more thing: bring cash for settling the bill.
by Larry Stein
March 21st, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 3029

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

Definitely not making it. Daughter will be home that weekend.

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