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by Scott Watkins
November 13th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

Yes love this wine easy buy!
by Scott Watkins
November 10th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 188180

Re: Official Costco Thread

Well it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, local Costco raised the price of 08 Dom $10 per bottle [soap.gif]
by Scott Watkins
November 9th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Zalto Bordeaux Glasses / Blow Out
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: Zalto Bordeaux Glasses / Blow Out

Man that was quick, thanks so much Chris!
by Scott Watkins
November 8th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1578
Views: 188180

Re: Official Costco Thread

Woodland Hills Costco

16 Double Diamond $39.97
2010 Heitz Martha $169 Grabbed a couple.
by Scott Watkins
November 5th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 65
Views: 4302

Re: '16 MacD ship date

Due to space limitations i'd prefer they hold until the next vintage is released, what are my chances? [whistle.gif]
by Scott Watkins
November 5th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8322

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

So many choices so little time, I do love the heritage wines.
by Scott Watkins
November 2nd, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes Rose 2007
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Taittinger Comtes Rose 2007

Thanks for the note Mark! I picked up a couple of bottles, makes me think I should have bought more.
by Scott Watkins
November 1st, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau, Haut-Medoc
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: TN: 1996 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau, Haut-Medoc

Great note Robert! After that 95 we opened and your professed love of Sociando I am convinced that your palate is solid [snort.gif] Now to find all the older bottles I can get my paws on. Don’t let Kenny-Boy speak badly about me! I own him on the bike. Kenny would never say anything bad about anyon...
by Scott Watkins
November 1st, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau, Haut-Medoc
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: TN: 1996 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau, Haut-Medoc

Great note Robert! After that 95 we opened and your professed love of Sociando I am convinced that your palate is solid [snort.gif] Now to find all the older bottles I can get my paws on.
by Scott Watkins
October 24th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8505

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Michael Sopher wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Got a few of my coworkers in on the action too.

October steaks.jpg
You have to split that with coworkers?! I'm sorry to hear that [wink.gif]
by Scott Watkins
October 17th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Tempier Bandol
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: FS: Tempier Bandol

Chris speaks the truth! And I do love me some Tempier.
by Scott Watkins
October 9th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: You know you are on the right track in Venice when...
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: You know you are on the right track in Venice when...

Kenny H wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 10:13 am
You see evidence of Jeremy

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That's great! champagne.gif
by Scott Watkins
October 3rd, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: TN: 2008 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu

As always, a nice note and beautiful photo. Also got me thinking that maybe there is no need to drink all my Cotat and Boulay on the youngish side. Fixed that for you. [wink.gif] Cotat and Boulay's wines definitely need age. I have recently opened Boulay from 2007 and 2010 and neither was ready. Bu...
by Scott Watkins
October 3rd, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: TN: 2008 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu

Not surprised by the note more impressed by your patience in keeping these delicious bottles around for so long! Great note Buzz.
by Scott Watkins
October 2nd, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Thomas letter??
Replies: 18
Views: 2266

Re: 2017 Thomas letter??

Hmmm I skipped last years offer will I be dropped from the list?
by Scott Watkins
September 30th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2312
Views: 150256

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Evangelo man this is the most wide open Evangelo from Bedrock I have ever had, really singing with many years to go I think? Delicious!
by Scott Watkins
September 26th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: free bottle of Burgundy and baby sitting
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: free bottle of Burgundy and baby sitting

Does my friend in Santa Barbara need to have a helicopter on hand to make this work [wink.gif] come on somebody had to say it! Good luck!
by Scott Watkins
September 17th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3542
Views: 336177

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Reporting back on some mysteries... Pinot Noir Two Vintage Mystery Sonoma: Acacia Russian River Valley '14 and '16 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Mystery: Corinthian (I've found next to nothing on this, one vivino review claims this was made at Opus One) 2015 Mystery Single Vineyard Pinot Noir...
by Scott Watkins
September 17th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18266

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Well that was fun for the 20 seconds it took me to click through and order...now the wait flirtysmile
by Scott Watkins
September 12th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18266

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

[snort.gif] Damn looks like Santa missed my house.
by Scott Watkins
September 8th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18266

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Josh Grossman wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Can anyone get me on the list?
Sure I'll trade you for a helicopter [wow.gif]
by Scott Watkins
September 6th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crush Wine Progressive Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: Crush Wine Progressive Sale

Have bought a lot from Crush over the years, my last shipment in March I believe they charged me over $100 to ship a case to California, now I don't mind paying for shipping but that was a bit much for me. YMMV
by Scott Watkins
September 5th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 847
Views: 55517

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Michel Arnould & Fils Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut my brother in law left a bottle at our house the other night. It is a K&L direct import? A little astringent on the pop and pour but after an hour of air this is pretty nice! under 3 grams dosage and BRIGHT acidity.
by Scott Watkins
August 13th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: 2006 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Love them and often wonder why I don't buy more?? Thanks for the note. I should buy a half case of their Chardonnay every year. Always great, excellent QPR. Agreed the Chards are also really nice imho, just bought a handful of the 17 pinots from Wine Library and at $29.99 plus free shipping yes mor...
by Scott Watkins
August 9th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just hit the 1K milestone
Replies: 64
Views: 3007

Re: Just hit the 1K milestone

I fought a good battle for a while and lost so welcome to the club [cheers.gif]
by Scott Watkins
August 7th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5824

Re: Rhys Hillsides

Has anyone tried the 2013 and 2014 vintages of these wines ? There's only a couple of notes on CellerTracker ... I opened a 13 last New Years eve at a friends house and imho it was hard as nails, not open for business so no notes from me. No excuses I knew the risks but curiosity you know [wow.gif]...
by Scott Watkins
August 4th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Thank you all for the orders. 20% off all pre-orders for Osetra Caviar for Late Sept/Early October delivery
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: LESS THAN 24 HOURS LEFT TO ORDER: 20% off all pre-orders for Osetra Caviar for Late Sept/Early October delivery

I'm sorry I didn't post this earlier but the Osetra is absolutely delicious! I didn't try the others? I will send money for another right away champagne.gif
by Scott Watkins
August 2nd, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27402

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 5:01 pm
My wallet (and wife) would support a boycott.

Just sayin.
Of what California or Rhys [cheers.gif]
by Scott Watkins
August 2nd, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27402

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Let's not go down the road of saying California water policies are too strict or I'm not buying their wine anymore before we really know what happened. It's been done to death here.
by Scott Watkins
August 1st, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581242

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu because of some damn 3 year old thread that I was reading here [cheers.gif] I would have added that one myself, Scott, but the store wasn't open in time for me to raid it before I had to get up to Jay Hack's :) I would love to share with you ...
by Scott Watkins
July 29th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581242

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu because of some damn 3 year old thread that I was reading here [cheers.gif]
by Scott Watkins
July 23rd, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 291
Views: 16408

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

RIP Allen when you poked the bears they came out in force [cheers.gif] Berserker HOF
by Scott Watkins
July 22nd, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8505

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I cooked the first of the "short loin tail" that they threw in with my last shipment... I was blown away by this beef. As tender as any filet and among the most beefy, dry-aged flavor pieces of beef I've ever had. Will be getting more of this. Anyone else tried this cut? It's my favorite steak, and...
by Scott Watkins
July 15th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Caviar. All sold out!! Thank you
Replies: 27
Views: 2148

Re: 'Golden' Russian Osetra Caviar & Kaluga/Huso Hybrid @ unbeatable pricing!

I splurged. The Ossetra is shining. Huge eggs pale gold in color, bursting with nuttiness and fresh ocean breeze perception. Similar caviar from Petrossian or D&D would be about 4 to 6 times as much. Great deal Charlie, and thanks! The hybrid was also very nice. Not as fine, but rich, and full flav...
by Scott Watkins
July 11th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Arcadian Theresa-Noelle Rose of Pinot
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: TN: 2018 Arcadian Theresa-Noelle Rose of Pinot

Popped one of these tonight and boy is it good! A mouthful of juicy strawberry and hints of watermelon. Nice acid and some depth, finish goes on and on. Nice wine!
by Scott Watkins
June 30th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8505

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Thanks Elliot!
by Scott Watkins
June 20th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 2052

Re: Yearly Budget

I buy until I see my wife's lips disappear!
by Scott Watkins
June 18th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 30
Views: 2416

Re: I have no wine

Sounds like it's time for a "Philip on tour" trip ala Mike Grammar! Come on down we will open plenty of bottles for you [cheers.gif]

That being said I hope everything works out for the best.
by Scott Watkins
June 12th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2740

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

I always liked Redd Fox so in tribute maybe I will put in for CHAMPPL.
by Scott Watkins
June 10th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 847
Views: 55517

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

It's hot out here today so looking through the cellar I found this...Huré Frères NV Champagne Brut Reserve L'Invitation, not sure where I bought it but it's nice. Tastes like a pretty high dosage but a really nice beam of acidity cuts right through it. Ginger brioche minerals and some baked apple re...
by Scott Watkins
May 28th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 4863

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Yeah Gonon damn! Guess I will drink one tonight that I paid $39 for in the not so distant past [swearing.gif]
by Scott Watkins
May 26th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BLIND Pinot Tasting (BURGUNDY v. CA PINOT! 6/22/19 Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 39
Replies: 51
Views: 2120

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 16

GregP wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Curious what the format of "blind" is. Flights, or simply mixed up and tasted at will?

And with a matching pair of bottles, same vintage for New/Old? Just don't want 2018 Barefoot Pinot Noir to stick out much :-)
[rofl.gif]
Is it at your house Bruce or the restaurant?
by Scott Watkins
May 26th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine searcher
Replies: 37
Views: 3216

Re: Wine searcher

Not just you??
by Scott Watkins
May 17th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 847
Views: 55517

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Congrats! '73 is my favorite DP vintage from the 1970's. Thanks Ray! I've only had it once and it was great. Fingers crossed. The bottle looks great. So our bottle of '73 Dom turned out to be good, not outstanding. Probably opened up at about a B and got to B+ level ultimately. Still some fizz left...
by Scott Watkins
May 16th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 847
Views: 55517

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2013 Marguet Champagne Grand Cru Bouzy with fried chicken and some watermelon. 77% Pinot noir 23% Chardonnay disgorged May 2018. Never been a big fan of zero dosage but this wine is just fantastic.
by Scott Watkins
May 14th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2283

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

I may be an insensitive heathen but "South African Pinotage: Is it Better or Worse than Apartheid"
by Scott Watkins
April 23rd, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 cristal to break new grounds
Replies: 25
Views: 1925

Re: 2018 cristal to break new grounds

William Segui wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 7:09 pm
I’ve always been a fan of Cristal, but 09 was the first that made me reach for my wallet. 08 made me empty it.
Truer words were never spoken! Well Imho anyways.

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