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by Scott Brunson
September 17th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 167
Views: 12210

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Did anyone else have to pay an upcharge to get plain labels instead of the bottles with engravings of Gene playing golf with Alex? Magnums are etched so I'll have to live with it Double Mags are etched and hand delivered neener If you get the boot add-on you might want to wash it. Trust me.
by Scott Brunson
September 17th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 813

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

Agree Jay.
Do your Jets play my Steelers this year?
I guess it would end in a tie. [head-bang.gif]
by Scott Brunson
September 17th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 167
Views: 12210

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

EIEIO
by Scott Brunson
September 16th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 44
Views: 2380

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

I hope that someone from TWA will jump in on this. I know they come on here from time to time, so would be good to get their perspective. Tangent- Was having a similar discussion with someone in the industry on Saturday about ratings, and how diluted the market is. We joked that 96 is the new 90 si...
by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cabernet Harvest
Replies: 17
Views: 1364

Re: Napa Cabernet Harvest

Depends on who is sitting on 17s, waiting to sell. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cabernet Harvest
Replies: 17
Views: 1364

Re: Napa Cabernet Harvest

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:20 pm
blarmston wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Spoke with a buddy who owns a vineyard in Oakville, and also a winemaker who sources from some top vineyards around the Valley, and they both said that ‘19 is looking like another ‘16 or ‘18...
What does that mean?
#vintageofthecentury [wink.gif]
by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5279

Re: Another Flannery PSA

We did Jorge tonight--129 sous vide for 90 minutes and Weber charcoal to finish. Maybe we should do a little hotter than 129 because of the thickness+bone. I would like a little less time on the charcoal. But, 1st world problems (it was still spectacular) What do you think? I think I hope the ‘old ...
by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 167
Views: 12210

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

YLee wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:45 am
Do the wines get shipped in a wooden box?
Nope--Cardboard with the MacD logo stamped on it.
by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 167
Views: 12210

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

NED VALOIS wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 7:47 pm
I received my letter today.
I did a DNA test and, Lo & Behold, I am a long lost brother of Alex & Graeme. [wow.gif]
Cuz!! [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
September 14th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5279

Re: Another Flannery PSA

We did Jorge tonight--129 sous vide for 90 minutes and Weber charcoal to finish.
Maybe we should do a little hotter than 129 because of the thickness+bone.
I would like a little less time on the charcoal.

But, 1st world problems (it was still spectacular)
What do you think?
by Scott Brunson
September 14th, 2019, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New Boheme Release...(long/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: TN: New Boheme Release...(long/boring)

We drank '15 Taylor PN last night--delicious!
by Scott Brunson
September 13th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 348
Views: 29060

Re: Your Gin?

^You gotta come visit champagne.gif

We won't discuss college basketball.
by Scott Brunson
September 13th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 348
Views: 29060

Re: Your Gin?

Scott Butler wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 10:25 am
Traditional favorites for me are Hendricks and Plymouth Navy Strength, but just bought my first bottle of Aviation and I like it. The price is quite nice as well.
Plymouth Navy Strength+Fever Tree+a properly ripened Key Lime=Perfection. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
September 11th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 07 Pernot BBM
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: TN: 07 Pernot BBM

I opened an 04 a few years ago at an offline Burgundy dinner; it was absolutely spectacular. I love that wine when it is "on."
Glad to know your 07 is singing.
by Scott Brunson
September 8th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 167
Views: 12210

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

All in.
by Scott Brunson
September 8th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1945 Vintage but New Looking Bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: 1945 Vintage but New Looking Bottle

Gerhard P. wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 8:24 am
what i'm curious about: they seem to have almost any vintage available ... and tasting very similar ...
[whistle.gif]
[wink.gif]
I will say that we did an intensive tasting at Puig-Parahy several years ago; there was lots of variation of flavors across vintages.
by Scott Brunson
September 4th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

c fu wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 8:49 am
Felt this wine was way too creamy for me. That brioche hand was heavy
Me too.
I have a bottle hidden from myself, in hopes that resolution occurs with time.
by Scott Brunson
September 4th, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Muscadine from Napa Valley?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Muscadine from Napa Valley?!?

Maybe their intention was to make jelly.
by Scott Brunson
September 4th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3316

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

No one's going out on a limb and voting for 2011? pileon Q. What animals and insects prey upon the ladybug? A. There are lots of animals and insects that prey upon ladybugs. Some insect-eating birds, like martins, swallows, swifts and crows. Insect-eating insects prey on ladybugs like dragonflies, ...
by Scott Brunson
August 31st, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

ERPark wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 1:14 pm
???
Didn't you have a tweaked elbow a while ago?
I might be thinking about myself...
by Scott Brunson
August 31st, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

ERPark wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 9:04 am
Ed Steinway wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 8:11 am
I grew up playing Green Hills, in Millbrae, which is very similar. Apologies for the thread drift!

Ed
Played GHCC a few times. Reminds me a fair bit of Peninsula CC just a few towns south of there.
So the elbow is good?
by Scott Brunson
August 31st, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5279

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Albert R wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 5:42 am
Jay Miller wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 6:10 am
Sigh, you people.

I still had steak left from Berserkerday I certainly didn't need to order 2 ribeyes and 2 hangars. And yet somehow I did...
Same here and I went in for more! flirtysmile
I showed my wife the sale.
She immediately cleaned out the freezer to make space.
I don't deserve her.
by Scott Brunson
August 31st, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

Joe W i n o g r a d wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 8:14 am
David Baum wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 10:20 pm
I only got to play with Alex twice this month. #humblebrag #61kallday #thxforthe3literAlex
So when’s the vertical party? grouphug
I offer to host at our club if Alex will bring the bottles. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
August 29th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 109
Views: 9050

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

Rob Lynch wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 8:13 am
strawman Curious how this played out for people, as far as replacement boxes?
I got my replacement boxes.
by Scott Brunson
August 29th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3450

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

Anton D wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 2:24 pm
That is one cool bottle, though. I think the appropriate response is from Carole Meredith's line in Somm 2: "Can there be any other business where there’s so much bullshit?"
"High End" Hi Fi.
BMW auto parts
by Scott Brunson
August 29th, 2019, 3:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1448

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

Ken Strauss wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Tuna sashimi pizza
Cafe Maxx Pompano Beach Florida
Also Pompano,
The cracked conch at the wee humble Fish Shack
by Scott Brunson
August 28th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Orlando

Rick Smith wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 9:39 am
Jiko at Animal Kingdom Lodge
yes
by Scott Brunson
August 27th, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3245

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I’ve never even had the tenders at Popeyes but thought about it today. Sometimes I’ll just buy tenders at chick fila and use this to make a sandwich or sliders on better bread with my own condiments at home. A quick reheat in the oven makes then crispy fresh. The Popeye's spicy tenders are great. Y...
by Scott Brunson
August 26th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3245

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

it's the best national fast food item I can think of. My in laws are picking up my daughter from school tomorrow so my wife and I are going to have a dinner date. She texted me and asked if we could get Popeyes and eat the sandwich there instead of doing take out due to the kid. I might even splurg...
by Scott Brunson
August 26th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5279

Re: Another Flannery PSA

30% off ribeye?
yes please
by Scott Brunson
August 26th, 2019, 3:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Becklyn Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: TN: 2016 Becklyn Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

We PNPd one a few months ago. It was great, but I'll decant the next for comparison.
by Scott Brunson
August 25th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10739
Views: 387491

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Image

Saturday with our blind tasting group.
WOTD was the Togni (02)
by Scott Brunson
August 19th, 2019, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 64
Views: 3397

Re: Napa Cab under $100

Surprising that nobody has mentioned Drinkward Peschon. Wine Searcher shows plenty of slightly older vintages available well under $100, including the very ready right now 2009, 2007, and 2005: https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/drinkward+peschon+entre+deux+meres+cab+sauv+napa+valley+county+north+c...
by Scott Brunson
August 18th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release
Replies: 32
Views: 1678

Re: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release

@Maureen--also my favorite wine that they make.
by Scott Brunson
August 18th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase
Replies: 37
Views: 1455

Re: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase

I like my vinguard valise. Same. A full case of 750ml non-champagne bottles comes to about 47-48 lbs with the VGV. I've never gotten more than 10 bottles in a VGV, ever, which is why we stopped distributing them at The Wine Check. A case of wine is typically 40-44lb, and the VGV is 13-14lb. Vino Vo...
by Scott Brunson
August 13th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?
Replies: 22
Views: 2327

Re: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?

Victor Hong wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 9:41 am
Where is the vomit bucket?
It's half filled with marbles.
by Scott Brunson
August 13th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2514

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

An oeuf with the bad puns already
by Scott Brunson
August 13th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3426

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

Greg K wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 2:51 pm


WTF?
Ha ha! Literally was going to post the exact same thing. Just wow.
You were going to post the same thing as Nathan? Impressive!
Every great theory needs a conspirator.
by Scott Brunson
August 12th, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.
Replies: 32
Views: 2128

Re: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.

Anton D wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 9:50 am




I am going to rewatch that famous episode of Northern Exposure and see what I can create with these new things, some other household items, and Two Buck Chuck.

Cult wines, I'm coming for ya! [cheers.gif]
Great episode!
by Scott Brunson
August 10th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 481
Views: 41176

Re: Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir

Ian H wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 2:24 pm
I saw a 2007 Cristom Jessie Vineyard on a list at a restaurant last week and thought of this thread and pulled the trigger on it. It was really good. Interesting and complex, and still delicious.
I hate that I drank all mine already.
That was a really sh!tty wine. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
August 10th, 2019, 3:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1871

Re: What is Torrefaction?

Richard T r i m p i wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 7:04 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 6:57 am
But it is reticent, so we are fine. Not OTT. 98 points.
Man, you have gone full on dark side haven't you?

RT
New CT handle.
HeWhoMustNotBeNamed
by Scott Brunson
August 10th, 2019, 3:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 68
Views: 2904

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

Adam Frisch wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Siun o'Connell wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 4:53 pm
And yes, an offer during Berserker Day is an ideal opening to build an initial following.
What is this Berserker Day you speak of? newhere
viewforum.php?f=73
by Scott Brunson
August 9th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 68
Views: 2904

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

Yep - no clubs for me. All my wine is bought from lists and my purchases vary a lot from release to release based on what we've been drinking and need to replace, finances and appeal of the offer. Even for winemakers I really like, I never join a club and won't. And while I like the sense the my pu...
by Scott Brunson
August 8th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 33
Views: 2154

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

Took 6 Porter and 3 Marena
by Scott Brunson
August 8th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 33
Views: 2154

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

Save some for me. I’m heading into dental surgery.
[head-bang.gif]
by Scott Brunson
August 8th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3269

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

I confess
I love Napa Cab.
And I’m on the Saxum list.

Pretty AFWE in the rest of my cellar.
by Scott Brunson
August 7th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 32
Views: 1342

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

Drinking the red (Nerello) right now.
Freaking delicious.
by Scott Brunson
August 7th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26852

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

Thank you Kevin, very helpful perspective. For those here wishing to cast stones at Rhys over this situation, I have two comments. - Mistakes were made, punished, and settled, with a massive fine. Good luck finding a winery that has made no mistakes. - Farming is destructive. All farming changes th...

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