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by Scott Watkins
September 12th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 126
Views: 10072

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: 126
Views: 10072

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: 1141

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: 778
Views: 50055

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: 829

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: 2893

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: 5629

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: 866

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: 26846

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: 26846

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: 11661
Views: 556277

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: 11661
Views: 556277

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: 16293

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
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5238

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: 2106

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: 845

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
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5238

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Thanks Elliot!
by Scott Watkins
June 20th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 2022

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: 2397

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: 2654

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: 778
Views: 50055

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: 4781

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: 1905

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: 30
Views: 2552

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: 778
Views: 50055

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: 778
Views: 50055

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: 2264

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: 1903

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.
by Scott Watkins
April 21st, 2019, 3:57 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: 1905

Re: Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area

Elliot Steele wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 7:28 am
Scott Watkins wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 5:52 pm
[thumbs-up.gif]
Carpool?
Well this thread has grown! Elliot you must mean Uber pool.
by Scott Watkins
April 19th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169086

Re: Official Costco Thread

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 10:41 am
Kirkland brand baby wipes on sale this week. Normally $20. Now $16, max of 4. About 8 palates when I left my Costco.

#dadlife
Uh oh if you're down that isle you must be having another baby?

#livelongandprosper
by Scott Watkins
April 1st, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much do you drink
Replies: 54
Views: 2713

Re: How much do you drink

Randy Bowman wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 8:37 pm
Dinner requires wine.
Agree!
by Scott Watkins
March 29th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 778
Views: 50055

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Scott Watkins wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 9:32 pm
ky1em!ttskus wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Meh. champagne.gif
Send me all your remaining bottles [cheers.gif]
SWMBO told me specifically to thank you, dude. She said the bottle was special, just as promised. And it was, no doubt! [cheers.gif]
My pleasure! Say hi to the boss for me [cheers.gif]
by Scott Watkins
March 28th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 778
Views: 50055

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Meh. champagne.gif
Send me all your remaining bottles [cheers.gif]
by Scott Watkins
March 27th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé
Replies: 41
Views: 2779

Re: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

Glad to hear you had a good experience, David. Mine is the note before yours on CT and I'm curious to know if you just popped and poured it or not. My experience was entirely different from yours. It was an unforgiving beast of a wine when I drank it but you could absolutely tell it has the bones t...
by Scott Watkins
March 27th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 778
Views: 50055

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Champagne Godmé Sabine Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé juicy strawberry tart raspberry and balanced acidity. Fantastic bottle for a great price!
by Scott Watkins
March 26th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2020

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

My condolences Hardy! Good Lord it's hard to lose a loved one. My thoughts are with you and your family!
by Scott Watkins
March 19th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1800

Re: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 4:31 pm
The aroma of honey on stones that only happens with well aged Riesling.
Nice, thanks for putting that aroma into words for me!
by Scott Watkins
March 15th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you view the money you spend on wine
Replies: 42
Views: 2392

Re: How do you view the money you spend on wine

Chris Seiber wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 4:54 pm
#3 is the closest to how it actually goes, but I’ve never put 401k, kids education, the mortgage and other necessities at risk.

The future is important, but it’s not the only thing. I want to live and enjoy my time now too.
This is my life [cheers.gif]
by Scott Watkins
March 3rd, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 12343

Re: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 8:11 pm
[berserker.gif] to whoever resurrected this thread!

In the past 36 hours, I’ve purchased two mags and 10 standard bottles. Still going strong. [training.gif]
Yeah yeah now get over here and pick up all your wines! I'm old and my cellar needs some room [head-bang.gif]
by Scott Watkins
February 19th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Vintage Comparison
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: Napa Vintage Comparison

Berserker A: “Napa Cab was way better/more classically styled in the 70s and 80s when alcohol levels and ripeness were much lower. Berserker B: “ 2013 in Napa produced dozens of 100pt Cabs.” Berserker A: “Points mean nothing, over-ripe garbage wines” Berserker B: “2011 in Napa was a lean year with ...
by Scott Watkins
February 12th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: L.A. Times Fast Food French Fry Rankings
Replies: 18
Views: 935

Re: L.A. Times Fast Food French Fry Rankings

Elliot Steele wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 6:18 pm
In-N-Out fries do indeed suck. All you need to know if you live in LA is that the best fries are at the Bellwether. Period. End of story. I would venture to say they are the best fries I've had anywhere on planet earth.
Drop the mic!
by Scott Watkins
February 10th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is a VitaMix worth it?
Replies: 39
Views: 2083

Re: Is a VitaMix worth it?

Here you go: https://www.vitamix.com/mx/en_us/recipes/lemon-curd Tried this tonight holy crap it's great and best of all super easy! Just another reason to love the Vitamix. Thanks! Thanks for the invite, old man! I didn't know you were feeling better already. I would've stopped by with a hell of a...
by Scott Watkins
February 9th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is a VitaMix worth it?
Replies: 39
Views: 2083

Re: Is a VitaMix worth it?

I have the Vitamix Pro 750 and I love it. I have two containers for it, both for wet blending, just in different sizes. As everyone says, it’s a beast. It’ll make anything as smooth as silk. As a bonus, I discovered their Lemon Curd recipe and it’s my “go to” now. No more standing over it and conti...

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