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by Scott Brunson
November 12th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charleston Offlineorama V
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: TN: Charleston Offlineorama V

(she just does not know it yet)
by Scott Brunson
November 12th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charleston Offlineorama V
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: TN: Charleston Offlineorama V

Hey Scott - Sounds like an amazing weekend! If only we could do something similar in South Florida . . . What is keeping you from doing this? We don't do four days, but my wine tasting group in DC does a real blowout tasting every January. I bet you could find a bunch of people interested in doing ...
by Scott Brunson
November 12th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charleston Offlineorama V
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: TN: Charleston Offlineorama V

@Jonathon--the drive to Tampa for Serri and me is no fun. @Todd--4 days. btw are you coming to Chas in Dec? @Mike--Time for Mike to go on tour to Chas. [wink.gif] The mag of Tor that was really 'pointy' on Fri has been sitting on my counter for 4 days. We're having a glass right now and it is freaki...
by Scott Brunson
November 12th, 2019, 3:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charleston Offlineorama V
Replies: 18
Views: 533

TN: Charleston Offlineorama V

CHARLESTON OFFLINEORAMA V - The Holy City (11/7/2019-11/10/2019) 20 members of the Cellar Tracker forum/Wine Berserker forum descend on Charleston for four days of finest food and finest wine Happy Burgundy Thursday Gougère Terrine de Volaille à Chaud-Frois Bœuf Bourguignon/Gratin Dauphenois/Poirea...
by Scott Brunson
November 11th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Very possible trip to Charleston, SC, Dec 8th - offline??
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Very possible trip to Charleston, SC, Dec 8th - offline??

Let us know when plans finalize.
It's a school night (and the beginning of concert week) but we could probably meet for dinner.
by Scott Brunson
November 9th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2749

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

Laurent Gibet wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 5:18 pm
PCLIN wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Had ‘07 Vogue Bonne Mares few months ago, good wine and ready to go.
A Grand Cru probably in a good spot ...
It was indeed in a good spot on Thursday.
Unfortunately it was competing against a 98 Roumier BM...
by Scott Brunson
November 5th, 2019, 3:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2749

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

We're drinking 07 BM Thursday night--I'll report.
by Scott Brunson
November 4th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys
Replies: 70
Views: 4132

Re: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 2:39 pm
They do exactly the same thing with other grape varieties. Wine Spectator is not remotely relavent.
fify
by Scott Brunson
November 4th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Nikolaihof fans?
Replies: 21
Views: 752

Re: Any Nikolaihof fans?

Add me to the fanboy list.
These are some of my favorite wines on the planet.
Go long and deep.
by Scott Brunson
October 29th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 51
Views: 3066

Re: '16 MacD ship date

Mine are on weather hold.
(also south FL)
by Scott Brunson
October 28th, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"
Replies: 40
Views: 2398

Re: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"

Rudi Finkler wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 12:34 am

BTW, I was shocked recently when I saw a Saint-Emilion with 14,5% alcohol in my cellar. No clue how this could happen. [scratch.gif]
How often does Rolland come over to play? [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
October 26th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 37
Views: 1467

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

[rofl.gif]
by Scott Brunson
October 26th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone going dry on Monday for Prohibition?
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Anyone going dry on Monday for Prohibition?

John O' wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 6:24 am
I'll recognize by going dry until around 5:00PM
Time zone? [whistle.gif]
by Scott Brunson
October 26th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone going dry on Monday for Prohibition?
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Anyone going dry on Monday for Prohibition?

I think I'll raise a one fingered salute to Mr. Volstead with a pre-prohibition vineyard, maybe Pagani. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
October 14th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 105
Views: 5053

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

probably all in
by Scott Brunson
October 14th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone know this book? Floras Funghi 2003-2013 Scarecrow wines?
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Anyone know this book? Floras Funghi 2003-2013 Scarecrow wines?

mike pobega wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 4:33 pm
I just found one in the box that I know I never ordered.
There is a thank you card in glassine envelope too.
I gave mine to my daughter, who is a professional artist.
I don't know if she even kept it.
by Scott Brunson
October 13th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 280
Views: 12985

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Nate Simon wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Don’t know/don’t care. I’m a buyer for sure, but Joel can do what he wants with his wine. I’d love to see low prices, of course, but I’m not getting in the game of predicting that which has already been decided.
+1
I have funds set aside and will spend them on whatever I am offered.
by Scott Brunson
October 12th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 37
Views: 1467

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

Keith A k e r s wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 9:13 am
Kris Patten wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 8:58 am
Who has left over Champagne....

For when you almost can’t finish the second bottle of course!
duh [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
October 12th, 2019, 3:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 280
Views: 12985

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Brian Glas wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Maybe we can have them ship the whole lot to Berns and the Bezerkers could blow them all out in one night. LOL
in
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by Scott Brunson
October 12th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 4994

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

96 Salon
96 Dom
02 Krug

I have an event with some heavyweights in early Nov.
I have not popped 08 Cristal yet--worth the infanticide?
by Scott Brunson
October 12th, 2019, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 37
Views: 1467

Fave Champagne stopper?

One of ours died.
I think we've had threads on these ages ago, but does anyone have fresh recs?
by Scott Brunson
October 6th, 2019, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Bigger, Bolder” Oregon Pinots
Replies: 24
Views: 1930

Re: “Bigger, Bolder” Oregon Pinots

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Antica Terra is an excellent call. Robust style but very, very good wines.

Also Angela Estate.
We went to an AT tasting last week and were very impressed even though we generally lean AFWE.
As a bonus, a visit there could also include a Lillian tasting.
by Scott Brunson
October 5th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 507
Views: 27177

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Yes, and the US tariff on French wine is 5 cents per bottle. Nearly 6x. This sort of thing is happening across a broad range of products. When you consider the amount of trade between the EU and the US those small numbers start to add up fast. Oh please Raise the US tariff 24 cents to even the scor...
by Scott Brunson
October 5th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 507
Views: 27177

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

FWIW, I was recently in Bordeaux and speaking to a person in the French wine industry about the proposed tariffs at that time, which Trump was touting at 100%. Thankfully, that did not come to pass, however 25% did. I asked her if she thought it was fair for Trump to go after French wine. Surprisin...
by Scott Brunson
October 5th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2012
Views: 169765

Re: Steak Porn

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by Scott Brunson
October 5th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Spatlese
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: 2001 Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Spatlese

I think I finished my 01s but I have an 02 or two remaining.
by Scott Brunson
October 4th, 2019, 2:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 280
Views: 12985

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 1:03 am
Andrew W. wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 12:50 pm
Boo, keep the time as is

I’m up, where is the list!? I’m ready to spend some money!

Just had an excellent bagel with salmon and capers. A late night - actually, is that early morning - snack.

The rest of my house, including my Goldens, are fast asleep.
hair hair
by Scott Brunson
October 2nd, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 3690

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

NED VALOIS wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 1:47 pm
ditto !
also ditto [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
October 1st, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another blind Sunday
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Another blind Sunday

Notes? Comments on guesses vs. reveals? The Champagne was oxidized--like bubbly Fino The Chablis was not served blind--GREAT Montee de Ton I called warm vintage Carillon Puligny (on the 13 Carillon Puligny) The Barolo was VA/oxidation/DOA I called 02 Cote de Nuits on the 10 Nuits St Georges I pegge...
by Scott Brunson
October 1st, 2019, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this ok: 2005 Jean Noel Gagnard Batard Montrachet
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: Is this ok: 2005 Jean Noel Gagnard Batard Montrachet

I had one about 5 years ago; it was really advanced.
by Scott Brunson
September 30th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another blind Sunday
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Another blind Sunday

Kris Patten wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 7:51 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Looks like 2009 L-P, not 2000 based on a somewhat blurry pic.
It was 2000.
How was oak signature on it? After 19 years I would hope its settled into the background.
It was great but it’s always going to have a bit of that charcoal quality IMO. It has receded some.
by Scott Brunson
September 29th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another blind Sunday
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Another blind Sunday

Kris Patten wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Looks like 2009 L-P, not 2000 based on a somewhat blurry pic.
It was 2000.
by Scott Brunson
September 29th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another blind Sunday
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Another blind Sunday

with the local gang
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No formal notes taken, but wotd for me was the 2000 Leoville-P.
btw I was en fuego on the blind tasting.
by Scott Brunson
September 29th, 2019, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 98
Views: 6938

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

Ian S wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Doug Schulman wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 10:02 am

I do wonder, though, why anyone ever tries to reason with Nathan or get him to make sense. There is no point. Everyone can see his posts for what they are.
Nathan is no Alan Eden. [snort.gif]
His posts frequently make as much sense as most of Alan's posts did though.
by Scott Brunson
September 28th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18210

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

David Baum wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 2:53 pm
The other reason is that people on this board who post speculation as to why the wait is so long actually buy and flip the wines themselves
Really?
by Scott Brunson
September 27th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bionic Frog: really better than other Cayuse Syrahs?
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Bionic Frog: really better than other Cayuse Syrahs?

I LOVE Frog, but doubt I will be willing to wait for years to get an allocation.
We're drinking an older one (05 I think) at an offline in Nov.
by Scott Brunson
September 26th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4165

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

Victor Hong wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Alan Eden
Sorry--forgot sarcasm font
by Scott Brunson
September 26th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4165

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

If it is "green-vegetal," rather than "classic" I'd use the term "bad." I am not a chemist, nor am I a winemaker, nor do I have much experience cellaring wines over the long haul, nor do I seem to know what the word "classic" means. But my gut instinct is that Time will not be kind to this new bree...
by Scott Brunson
September 25th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4165

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

david paly wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 9:15 pm
Titus, Keenan, Turnbull, Pride, Lewelling, Delhinger (Sonoma)
[scratch.gif]
I love Lewelling but modern and high alcohol.
by Scott Brunson
September 25th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3370

Re: Delta Skyclub

Awesome idea! Which 'O' do you carry? I like the idea of the Champagne one but might get more use out another. We have the syrahs, which we consider the most flexible for all the wines we might drink on a trip. We don't drink syrah, really, so it's a bit funny. We just like the shape. That's funny-...
by Scott Brunson
September 25th, 2019, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3370

Re: Delta Skyclub

Cathay First has rotated to Comtes de Champagne 2007 in F, at least as of a few weeks ago. About to find out what ANA F currently has on offer. I have proper glasses in my carry-on in anticipation. You bring your own stemware on a plane? Sure. We usually bring a two pack of Riedel Os when on vacati...
by Scott Brunson
September 25th, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Vougeraie wines
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: Tell me about Vougeraie wines

From my limited perspective, the wines (reds and whites) are continuing to improve. The Bonnes Mares used to be an absolute bargain, which isn't quite the case anymore sadly. Some interesting whites - Charlemagne is very nice and decently priced (now that everyone else has raised theirs!), an inter...
by Scott Brunson
September 24th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18210

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

NED VALOIS wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 9:59 am
I got the last Melchizedek, Midas !! champagne.gif champagne.gif [cheers.gif] [wow.gif]
(30 L)
What are we gonna pour for the wives?
by Scott Brunson
September 24th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader Double Diamond release
Replies: 19
Views: 1468

Re: Schrader Double Diamond release

Constellation doesn’t get a fricking dime from me.
Signed,
Long time Schrader list member.
by Scott Brunson
September 21st, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3370

Re: Delta Skyclub

We did the one at SFO last summer--nothing there as special as the Dom.
by Scott Brunson
September 19th, 2019, 3:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: american wines suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1065

Re: american wines suggestions?

Jay is correct that those Zins might be tough to find, but they are worth some inquiring.
by Scott Brunson
September 18th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 58
Views: 5811

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

I'm with Jay.
Boycott Constellation.
by Scott Brunson
September 18th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: american wines suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1065

Re: american wines suggestions?

Zinfandel for starters
Carlisle, Bedrock, Ridge, Limerick Lane for starters if you can find them.

Ceritas Chardonnay might be a tough 'get' but worth it if you happen upon one.

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