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by Scott Watkins
December 14th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 32
Views: 2090

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

NickRut wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Jim F wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 4:29 pm
Maybe more noteworthy is William&Mary getting a pair of 94’s. Congrats, Will.

Truly believe both of them are better than 94 but congrats to Will for the solid scores so early in the history of the label.
Agreed! I tried one of each and I just love them fwiw
by Scott Watkins
December 6th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition

Ugh it hurts me this thread [truce.gif] glad you guy's had a great time!
by Scott Watkins
November 30th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2675

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

Sadly I'm going to have to back out of this one I have to go out of town tomorrow morning and deal with some family issues ugh. But if anyone is around today or this evening I am happy to drop off my 2000 so you all can enjoy it tomorrow. Let me know. Just hate to miss this!
by Scott Watkins
November 28th, 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FINAL TALLY Week 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Back to its roots: California Zinfandel for Jason Hagen 11/28 - 12/4
Replies: 101
Views: 2288

Re: Week 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Back to its roots: California Zinfandel for Jason Hagen 11/28 - 12/4

2014 Historic Vineyard Society Zinfandel Old Vine Pagani Vineyard This bottle was created for a great cause to help save historic vineyards, I bought it at a Falltacular auction to help Laura's House so it only seems fitting that it should be consumed to help someone in need. This bottle it would se...
by Scott Watkins
November 27th, 2018, 7:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 71
Views: 1892

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

Ted Erfer wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 7:39 pm
That’s great. But I don’t see Mike Grammer’s name on the list😱
Say it ain't so! Wait?! I also don't see a certain grill master supreme Bruce Leiserowitz on the list [swoon.gif]
by Scott Watkins
November 26th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2675

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

Well I will bring a Chave for the red, it will either be something from the 80's, 90's or 2000's whatever I can find in the nightmare that is my cellar so if I can only find a 09 I don't want to hear any whining that it's too young hitsfan

And my bottle was bought 1 year after release locally fwiw.
by Scott Watkins
November 24th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 2018 White Truffles
Replies: 32
Views: 1740

Re: 2018 White Truffles

Had this two ouncer a few nights back from Sabatinos and it was fantastic!
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by Scott Watkins
November 19th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?
Replies: 28
Views: 747

Re: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?

Opened a Boulay SB a couple weeks ago with a leaking cork, the wine was brilliant. But if it was expensive I probably would not take a chance and return it if possible.
by Scott Watkins
November 17th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4586

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

O.k Frank beauty and the beasts if you will. Daughter just home from college wanted to join the party. 2015 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Holmes Gap Vineyard, damn Todd makes really good wines. Bright cherry and strawberry and a bit of mineral/earth on the attack. A silky mid palate that leads to...
by Scott Watkins
November 17th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 71
Views: 1892

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

What Brian said and thank you Frank for all you do [cheers.gif]
by Scott Watkins
November 14th, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, Marcassin, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to Free Wheelchair Mission
Replies: 17
Views: 1764

Re: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to the Free Wheelchair Mission

Great stuff guys and great really nice Chris! I don't really have any room for more wine either so I will also donate the $5 per bottle even if you can't sell it all Chris and double it if you do. And Mike hope to see you and Dana soon.
by Scott Watkins
November 14th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437169

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 4:27 pm
Scott Fitzgerald wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 4:24 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 4:21 pm


You poor thing
I have to admit, I'm a little scared. I've never seen so many tempting email offers in such a short period of time.
It is VERY easy to get carried away
Ha! yes you poor thing your wallet is dead and you don't even know it [cheers.gif]
by Scott Watkins
November 14th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's time for the first (and hopefully annual) Berserker of the Year Award!!!
Replies: 108
Views: 3269

Re: It's time for the first (and hopefully annual) Berserker of the Year Award!!!

BOTY pssh the man deserves a Pulitzer, can we get that in his signature at least?
by Scott Watkins
November 10th, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Karl K
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Karl K

Excellent seller! Buy with confidence.
by Scott Watkins
November 8th, 2018, 9:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2675

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area 12-1-18

Well I'm still in for the 1st.
by Scott Watkins
November 7th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Excellent customer service from Bedrock
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Excellent customer service from Bedrock

Meh this is not news this is what they do all the time [cheers.gif]
by Scott Watkins
November 6th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 86
Views: 3732

Re: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 7:50 pm
L e o F r o k i c wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 6:07 pm
c fu wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 1:58 pm


if my playground was 75 miles away yes.
According to google maps it's 1041 miles from me :-)
Exactly
Well in Charlie's defense that 75 miles in LA traffic probably takes longer to arrive than a 1000 mile flight [wink.gif]
by Scott Watkins
November 6th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2675

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area

I am pretty sure I can do Dec 1 the 8th is possible.
by Scott Watkins
November 5th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2675

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area

c fu wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 6:42 pm
12/29 or 1/5 or 1/19? All saturday
01/05 and 19 work for me, and Charlie don't forget my beer you can keep the glasses [highfive.gif]
by Scott Watkins
November 5th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2675

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area

Krug in Los Angeles [wow.gif] I could bring a 2000 or 2004. A Friday or Saturday would work best for me.
by Scott Watkins
October 26th, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437169

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Jean-Louis Dutraive Saint-Amour Clos du Chapitre
by Scott Watkins
October 22nd, 2018, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Was The Single Greatest 1970s CA Wine?
Replies: 121
Views: 3678

Re: What Was The Single Greatest 1970s CA Wine?

https://i.imgur.com/jZzGCPzm.jpg I was lucky enough to have these two bottles a couple of months ago which were dug out of a passive cellar and were spectacular. But I will tell you the 82 Stony hill Gewurztraminer I thought about for days afterward, a stunning wine. https://i.imgur.com/rdZXiACm.jp...
by Scott Watkins
October 22nd, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Was The Single Greatest 1970s CA Wine?
Replies: 121
Views: 3678

Re: What Was The Single Greatest 1970s CA Wine?

https://i.imgur.com/jZzGCPzm.jpg I was lucky enough to have these two bottles a couple of months ago which were dug out of a passive cellar and were spectacular. But I will tell you the 82 Stony hill Gewurztraminer I thought about for days afterward, a stunning wine. https://i.imgur.com/rdZXiACm.jpg
by Scott Watkins
October 19th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Was The Single Greatest 1970s CA Wine?
Replies: 121
Views: 3678

Re: What's Was The Single Greatest 1970s CA Wine?

Easy one for me Phelps Eisele Vineyard 1974, drop the mike! I stand corrected, it was indeed the 75. [swoon.gif] I was lucky enough to have the 75 in perfect condition a few weeks ago and I will agree it was fantastic! But the 73 Montelena was also beautiful [cheers.gif] https://i.imgur.com/fMv7TUS...
by Scott Watkins
October 10th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Joy of Catching a Wine at the Perfect Moment...
Replies: 24
Views: 967

Re: The Joy of Catching a Wine at the Perfect Moment...

ImageI gotta say we caught these in the perfect drinking window the other night, thanks Elliott!
by Scott Watkins
October 4th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $15 Cab or Am I Really Off Base?
Replies: 60
Views: 2289

Re: Sub $15 Cab or Am I Really Off Base?

Okay to answer the original question consensus says your an asshat [wink.gif]
by Scott Watkins
September 18th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 8602

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

David Baum wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 9:22 am
Order in. Allocation and pricing same as last year:)
Really?! mine cost exactly $1 more than last year [swoon.gif]
by Scott Watkins
August 24th, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54205

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Josh Grossman wrote:
August 24th, 2018, 7:39 pm
You can also go to their website and click through the inventory. It emails them that you are interested in buying a wine. I've bought a fair amount from Envoyer in that way e.g. https://www.envoyerfinewines.com/module ... item=26952
Thanks for this [cheers.gif]
by Scott Watkins
August 17th, 2018, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 9770

Re: Your dumbest purchase

Okay. I got permission to tell this story. I think he’s gonna win 1st place. One of my friends made 3 very dumb purchases all for the purpose of reselling wine. 1) Doug Wilder (back when he was at vinfolio) put out his best 25 domestic wines list in 2016. He put 2005 Auteur Shea Pinot Noir as his #...
by Scott Watkins
August 15th, 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Porn
Replies: 308
Views: 21355

Re: Vine Porn

Gary Ahearn wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 6:24 pm
Arianna Occhipinti

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes ... wanted=all
She works for me [thankyou.gif]
by Scott Watkins
August 15th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Saxum offering
Replies: 89
Views: 6121

Re: 2016 Saxum offering

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 11:45 am
Greg Smith wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 11:42 am
Signed up in 2013 and just got my annual rejection email so definitely now beyond 5 year waiting list
Same. ‘13 and still waiting.
July 2012 and just got rejected again [cry.gif] maybe next year!
by Scott Watkins
August 14th, 2018, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whatta Discovery: New Importer: Balanced Wine Selections
Replies: 12
Views: 853

Re: Whatta Discovery: New Importer: Balanced Wine Selections

No dig at you intended, Tom! Lord knows I can't keep up on a fraction of what's discussed here. I've never heard of either of the DTC sellers you mentioned, for instance. Just trying to do my part to support merchants I trust and care about. Cheers and enjoy! I heard you a couple 3 years ago Sarah ...
by Scott Watkins
August 8th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mike After Tour--Thoughts on Cali 18 + Top 20 winery wines, top 25 overall (looong)
Replies: 30
Views: 1818

Mike After Tour--Thoughts on Cali 18 + Top 20 winery wines, top 25 overall (looong)

Wow great write up Mike! So glad to be able to get together again, actually twice before the next Falltacular. Have to read through this again when I get some time, and very happy the Altare made the list :)
by Scott Watkins
August 7th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alesia is back
Replies: 16
Views: 2091

Alesia is back

WTH in for a case of the pinot 375's [cheers.gif] And looking at Brig and Frank's notes i'm glad I did!
by Scott Watkins
July 26th, 2018, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 935
Views: 100572

Official Costco Thread

15 Palmer Alter Ego for 59.99 at Van Nuys Costco have no idea if it's any good? Thoughts
by Scott Watkins
July 13th, 2018, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montmains SCREW CAP
Replies: 32
Views: 941

TN: 2006 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montmains SCREW CAP

To conclude anything from one data point would be to unscientific to put it mildly. Why not score it 93 as per usual? I'm guessing you are a proponent of corks? Although that is mere speculation on my behalf! One problem here is that winemakers need to learn how to prepare wine for screw caps as th...
by Scott Watkins
July 8th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike on Tour, Cali 18, July 7--Dinner of Marvelousness at Marino's in L.A.
Replies: 3
Views: 289

TNs--Mike on Tour, Cali 18, July 7--Dinner of Marvelousness at Marino's in L.A.

First off so great to meet JF and get together with Mike and Paul again! Seeing these guys once a year is just not enough. Thanks to JF for making the arrangements at Marino's, my first time and not my last! Food and service were spectacular. Thanks Frank for the props and yes we worked on JF to get...
by Scott Watkins
July 2nd, 2018, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 935
Views: 100572

Official Costco Thread

2013 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT $80 at Richmond East Bay Nice price! Best I've seen is $99 for the 2012 here in AZ Is that a recent price? The 2013s have been marked down to $49.97 at several Costcos locally. image.jpeg Wow if they were 50 bucks at my Costco a...
by Scott Watkins
July 1st, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 627
Views: 29328

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Gwen: read great things and was excited to try. Went last night. Loud, loud, loud--mostly the music, not the crowd. We did the tasting menu after a drink--they have a good bourbon list with my two favorites--Willett and Blanton's. Wine list is good, broad appeal and interest at various price points...
by Scott Watkins
June 29th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Arcadian Pinot Noir Francesca's Cuvée
Replies: 30
Views: 1272

TN: 2000 Arcadian Pinot Noir Francesca's Cuvée

Russ Williams wrote:I opened my first of two earlier this month and it was stunning how young and fresh it is showing. I’m not sure if this will continue to evolve, but it is drinking so well now that it would be a shame to wait too long and miss it.
Agreed so I picked up another 3 today! Great stuff :)
by Scott Watkins
June 27th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Arcadian Pinot Noir Francesca's Cuvée
Replies: 30
Views: 1272

TN: 2000 Arcadian Pinot Noir Francesca's Cuvée

Just popped one of these tonight and good lord she is singing, so fresh and maybe just inside it's drinking window? Wow
by Scott Watkins
June 22nd, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Holmes Gap
Replies: 2
Views: 186

2015 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Holmes Gap

Drinking this delicious wine tonight it makes me think of fried chicken, every time I have some I wonder why I don't have it more often! when ever I drink one of Todd's wines I wonder why I don't buy more. Bright juicy lithe on the palate loaded with Asian spices, juicy cherry some red currents and ...
by Scott Watkins
June 22nd, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54205

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Got a couple of the Rubis thanks!
by Scott Watkins
June 1st, 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1986 Château La Lagune - Stunningly Good, Almost a Fail . . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 458

1986 Château La Lagune - Stunningly Good, Almost a Fail . . . .

Great note and thanks! Which reminds me I have a 1970 in the cellar that I probably waited too long to drink.
by Scott Watkins
May 24th, 2018, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: California Dreamin' - Double Blind - Zin/PS/Cab - 70's - 2009 (LONG)
Replies: 40
Views: 1197

TN: California Dreamin' - Double Blind - Zin/PS/Cab - 70's - 2009 (LONG)

Chuck Miller wrote:Thank goodness you didn’t take any detailed notes!
Yeah I would hate to see what detailed notes look like :)
by Scott Watkins
May 24th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Ongoing Blog Of Our Week In Champagne (& Paris)--9 Visits w/Pics/TNs UPDATED W/ FINAL THOUGHTS
Replies: 94
Views: 4076

My Ongoing Blog Of Our Week In Champagne (and a little of Paris)--9 Visits w/ Photos, TNs

Steve Nordhoff wrote:I like this post so much I bought 18 bottles of Vilmart champagne.gif
Oh great here we go with a run on Vilmart ;)

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