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by Scott Brunson
May 10th, 2021, 2:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age
Replies: 59
Views: 5095

Re: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age

We drank Leo-Poy Sat night. Delicious but still on the upslope.
by Scott Brunson
May 5th, 2021, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acker rolling out NFTs for upcoming auction
Replies: 73
Views: 3893

Re: Acker rolling out NFTs for upcoming auction

I think they'll make more sense when they're being used more exclusively in the digital domain - one-of-a-kind characters/assets/places in video games, digital experiences only accessible in VR to owners of the NFT, etc. The thing is, none of those require NFTs or the blockchain to implement. This ...
by Scott Brunson
May 5th, 2021, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .
Replies: 47
Views: 5069

Re: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .

Kevin Harvey wrote: March 24th, 2019, 6:39 pm I remember when.....

...does that make me old?
I’m with you man... pileon
by Scott Brunson
May 3rd, 2021, 2:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the actual clearing price for Napa Cab?
Replies: 23
Views: 2291

Re: What is the actual clearing price for Napa Cab?

What is the true clearing price for premium Napa Cabernet Sauvignon? On one hand, many (most) new producers are pricing at the 3 figure point, according to Vinography (see https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=179825 ). The established premium brands certainly are near or abo...
by Scott Brunson
May 2nd, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the one wine you open annually, per decade, etc.?
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: What is the one wine you open annually, per decade, etc.?

Yao C wrote: May 2nd, 2021, 12:31 pm We have a goldendoodle puppy; went in on a whole litter of 4 together with some friends who like wine, so they have wine themed names: Harlan, Kenzo, Margaux and Mouton. We'll open one of each on every birthday :)

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That makes me smile. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
May 1st, 2021, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Cristom Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir, Oregon
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: TN: 2005 Cristom Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir, Oregon

I loved the 05 Cristoms, but those sh!tty 07s were my faves. flirtysmile
by Scott Brunson
May 1st, 2021, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it right for Antonio Galloni to give early access to scores to those who pay $2000/month?
Replies: 234
Views: 12844

Re: Is it right for Antonio Galloni to give early access to scores to those who pay $2000/month?

Yea I posit again that the framing of the question really skews the issue at hand. Most of us free market people will never say it is “wrong” with what he or anyone does with their business, so long as it is legal. The question is whether him doing this compromises the (perhaps naively-anointed) cr...
by Scott Brunson
April 30th, 2021, 3:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: May 5-Ceritas release, anyone know cost?
Replies: 18
Views: 1697

Re: May 5-Ceritas release, anyone know cost?

May 6 is date for everyone. Don’t worry, Galloni hasn’t release scores yet (unless you pay $2k per month🤢) so it won’t sell out instantaneous and you’ll have time to get your order in. Can’t go wrong with trout gulch Chardonnay. World class. If only the TG Chard was included on this release. [whist...
by Scott Brunson
April 27th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Dudes Choose TJs Over Silver Oak Blind
Replies: 69
Views: 4662

Re: Three Dudes Choose TJs Over Silver Oak Blind

Be specific whether it is the Silver Oak Alexander or Napa. I always find the Alexander over oaked and ‘harsh’ compared to the Napa. The Napa also benefits from aging and the Alexander does not evolve or benefit from time in bottle to the same degree from my estimation. I don’t have that much exper...
by Scott Brunson
April 25th, 2021, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Bottles a "*****" Vineyard" Zinfandel?
Replies: 63
Views: 4497

Re: Who Bottles a "*****" Vineyard" Zinfandel?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: April 23rd, 2021, 4:32 pm I still want to know which list you have to join the get ***** Vineyard Zinfandel. All I can ever get is %#*€$ Vineyard Zinfandel.
That’s some good $#!+ [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
April 22nd, 2021, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Calif Cab at $49.95...
Replies: 173
Views: 11186

Re: Best Calif Cab at $49.95...

I need to try this wine, looks like it ranges around $65 per bottle Birthday gift from Associate? Dude. If all they get me is a stinkin bottle of $65 Cab, they will be speaking to the hand. Alfert is known to appreciate 18 year old single malts. Useful lackeys! All I get is coffee mugs and Starbuck...
by Scott Brunson
April 22nd, 2021, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Calif Cab at $49.95...
Replies: 173
Views: 11186

Re: Best Calif Cab at $49.95...

I like to follow these threads - looking for the same thing, but am still not sure it really exists like it did in the 80s and 90s. I never buy Bordeaux futures but just picked up some '19 Domaine de Chevalier at $55 for exactly this, except for the Napa Valley part. I understand the Frog's Leap lo...
by Scott Brunson
April 22nd, 2021, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Calif Cab at $49.95...
Replies: 173
Views: 11186

Re: Best Calif Cab at $49.95...

B. Buzzini wrote: April 22nd, 2021, 12:58 pm Picked up a couple 2017 Frog's Leap to try...little over budget at $49.99! [wow.gif]
One born every day... [wink.gif] champagne.gif
by Scott Brunson
April 22nd, 2021, 3:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tinned Sardines - Conservas de Cambados
Replies: 31
Views: 939

Re: Tinned Sardines - Conservas de Cambados

Craig G wrote: April 21st, 2021, 7:18 pm
RichardFlack wrote: April 21st, 2021, 7:07 amFor context I do live fresh sardines on the grill.
How d’you get them to stay there?
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by Scott Brunson
April 21st, 2021, 5:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: WHITE ASPARAGUS SOUP
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: WHITE ASPARAGUS SOUP

Martin
Had it for the first time in Heidelberg many years ago.
Love at first taste.
by Scott Brunson
April 21st, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: USA Chardonnay that might impress a French zealot of white Burgundy?
Replies: 69
Views: 4113

Re: USA Chardonnay that might impress a French zealot of white Burgundy?

Chris Seiber wrote: April 21st, 2021, 9:49 am Wines like Aubert and Kistler have their appeal, and I can enjoy them from time to time, but nobody should ever mistake them for Burgundy. Which I realize is not necessarily the point in this thread, but they're very far away on the spectrum from Burgundy.
Totally this
by Scott Brunson
April 21st, 2021, 2:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tinned Sardines - Conservas de Cambados
Replies: 31
Views: 939

Re: Tinned Sardines - Conservas de Cambados

I don't know that particular brand, but we have loved Nola's tinned sardines. Good on their own, or with some good crusty french bread (so you can sop up the sardine-infused olive oil). I find that I like them so much that I shy away from having them as an ingredient in something else -- whether sa...
by Scott Brunson
April 18th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 211
Views: 7708

Re: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!

If you ordered the 2021 extra-virgin olive oil, I just finished bottling 900+ bottles yesterday. I don’t have an automated bottling line to do this, it’s a four head vacuum filling station and a one head manuel ROPP capper. I still have to label them which is also a small manuel set up. I am hoping...
by Scott Brunson
April 18th, 2021, 12:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Berserker Blend from Flannery is the greatest ground beef ever.
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: Berserker Blend from Flannery is the greatest ground beef ever.

Todd F r e n c h wrote: April 18th, 2021, 11:23 am Looks fantastic, Scott
We need more.
by Scott Brunson
April 18th, 2021, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your "hit rate" for old Nebbiolo?
Replies: 18
Views: 1160

Re: What is your "hit rate" for old Nebbiolo?

how long have you given them to come around? My hit rate is really high (like 80-90% probably of good or better) and from the same sources you mentioned (mostly chambers), but it can take anywhere between 3-8 hours sometimes for the wines to come around. especially in the 30-50year old range. i typ...
by Scott Brunson
April 18th, 2021, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13048
Views: 547404

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Fully vaccinated aged friends came for dinner.
No formal notes taken.

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by Scott Brunson
April 16th, 2021, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Vintages of Clos Rougeard?
Replies: 31
Views: 2406

Re: Best Vintages of Clos Rougeard?

William Kelley wrote: February 7th, 2019, 12:54 pm Even though you're not being offered it, 2009 has to be part of the conversation here. My own top-three ranking would be 2005, 2009, 2010. In 2013 and 2011, the best wine they made was the Brézé.
I’m opening 11 Brézé at the Cellar Tracker Charleston Offline in Nov.
by Scott Brunson
April 12th, 2021, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Macdonald Cab
Replies: 42
Views: 3178

Re: TN: 2017 Macdonald Cab

I've tasted through many vintages of the top cabs and Macdonald is up there with the very best. It's much better than the two you cited. Hard to beat those two imo. No other wines have come close. But I guess I will have to see for myself someday! When we last did a 16 tasting the Bryant was in the...
by Scott Brunson
April 11th, 2021, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Macdonald Cab
Replies: 42
Views: 3178

Re: TN: 2017 Macdonald Cab

MICHAEL C R O M W E L L wrote: April 11th, 2021, 3:27 pm
Marc Hauser wrote: April 11th, 2021, 3:20 pm
It’s that good. It really earns the hype, particularly given that all of that hype is generated by wine lovers.
+1
+2
by Scott Brunson
April 10th, 2021, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Schioppettinos...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: TN: Three Schioppettinos...(short/boring)

Love Scioppettino
by Scott Brunson
April 10th, 2021, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Jersey The Next Napa???
Replies: 67
Views: 3344

Re: NYTimes: Jersey The Next Napa???

Went to Silver Decoy this afternoon to try some of their wines. The whites did not thrill me, the only o e approachable was the Riesling. The reds on the other hand have a lot going for them with the Cabernet Franc the stand out with a long finish. If tasted blind, I would put this up against many ...
by Scott Brunson
April 10th, 2021, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Big opulent wines?
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

Re: Big opulent wines?

Lewelling fits that niche for us.
by Scott Brunson
April 10th, 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Percentage of Your Gross Household Income is Spent on Wine?
Replies: 153
Views: 7018

Re: What Percentage of Your Gross Household Income is Spent on Wine?

NED VALOIS wrote: April 10th, 2021, 1:04 pm A Secret !
That’s my answer [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
April 9th, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting my hardwood floor from the feet of my MASSIVE incoming wine fridge
Replies: 21
Views: 1337

Re: Protecting my hardwood floor from the feet of my MASSIVE incoming wine fridge

Just had a genius moment (maybe?)... any gun owners/target shooters in here who could vouch for the ability of something like one of these steel targets to continually hold and distribute the weight of the fridge? Would cover with felt on the bottom... Even if these are 4 inches in length I can off...
by Scott Brunson
April 9th, 2021, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Double Lucky!
Replies: 69
Views: 6675

Re: Cayuse Double Lucky!

I just don’t want to rejoin the NG list.
by Scott Brunson
April 9th, 2021, 7:00 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Sonoma County Winery/Restaurant Suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Sonoma County Winery/Restaurant Suggestions?

Thanks all. I think that I've been to the Blue Ridge Kitchen years ago. At least I remember eating at a place in The Barlow that may have been the Blue RIdge. Anyway, I've booked a reservation there, and at Khom Loi. Blue Ridge opened last July. You probably ate at Zazu. Maybe we should sticky this...
by Scott Brunson
April 9th, 2021, 4:27 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: 2021 Travel
Replies: 46
Views: 1991

Re: 2021 Travel

Barry L i p t o n wrote: April 8th, 2021, 9:50 pm Hawaii in May/June for 2 weeks
London/Paris/Vienna in September. If only Britian is open, I'll switch to that.
Mauii in November.

Cancelled Spain and Israel for May/June 2020 and May/June 2021. Maybe 2022.
We’re hoping for Vienna next summer so I’ll be asking advice. I haven’t been in ages.
by Scott Brunson
April 8th, 2021, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Fourrier Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Fourrier Bourgogne Blanc

David Kubiak wrote: April 7th, 2021, 3:39 pm Out of curiosity what is the price point for their generic chardonnay?
I think I paid mid 40s for the 17. I really like this wine.
by Scott Brunson
April 8th, 2021, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum James Berry Vineyard ... Collectible ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1588

Re: Saxum James Berry Vineyard ... Collectible ?

Even though my palate generally leans AFWE, I still collect Saxum, as well as Napa Cabs.
by Scott Brunson
April 8th, 2021, 5:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: 2021 Travel
Replies: 46
Views: 1991

Re: 2021 Travel

We are considering a flight to our place in FL in mid May. Even though we are both vaccinated, we are still hesitant. We’re also doing a beach staycation in July.
We do have optimistic big travel plans for 2022.
by Scott Brunson
April 7th, 2021, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we BYOB? (Post-COVID)
Replies: 115
Views: 5219

Re: Should we BYOB?

Andrew K. wrote: April 3rd, 2021, 10:09 am Didn't we already have this thread last year?

It was just as dichotomous then.
And the year before.
Probably twice.
by Scott Brunson
April 6th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyper Decanting - Use a Blender to Aerate Wine!
Replies: 44
Views: 2030

Re: Hyper Decanting - Use a Blender to Aerate Wine!

Paul Miller wrote: April 4th, 2021, 3:58 pm
Will Clements wrote: April 4th, 2021, 3:37 pm Wasn’t that the Mollydooker method?
The Mollydooker Shake
Still bad [wink.gif]
by Scott Brunson
April 6th, 2021, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 174
Views: 8592

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

Greg K wrote: April 5th, 2021, 9:53 pm We opened a bunch of 83s for a friend’s birthday recently - the Chave, Cheval Blanc and La Mission were all spectacular.
I’ve had that Chave; it didn’t suck.
by Scott Brunson
April 4th, 2021, 3:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tenting for termites... what to do with my wine?
Replies: 32
Views: 1503

Re: Tenting for termites... what to do with my wine?

J Cangiano wrote: April 3rd, 2021, 9:04 pm We just had our house tented 3 weeks ago, and everything was fine. All my wine was inside a wine fridge and left inside the house. I’ve opened many bottles since, and all its all good.
Th termite man said as long as the bottle is left on its side then it’s safe.
Same here
by Scott Brunson
April 1st, 2021, 3:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FALAFEL
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: FALAFEL

Love them—those are beautiful.
I also make them with fava beans.
by Scott Brunson
March 29th, 2021, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon will eventually be better than Burgundy; change my mind
Replies: 160
Views: 8871

Re: Oregon will eventually be better than Burgundy; change my mind

Just opened a 2018 Vincent Wine Company Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard (Ribbon Ridge) as the counterpoint to last night’s 2018 Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne. The Vincent is only slightly weightier than the H-N. It has higher acidity, and a bit of a trapped CO2 prickle. Fruit is sweeter, but in a fresh-p...
by Scott Brunson
March 29th, 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Oranges
Replies: 40
Views: 1326

Re: Oranges

Honeybells for us Floridians.
But love Sumo also.
by Scott Brunson
March 28th, 2021, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: celebratory dinner and Burgs
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: TN: celebratory dinner and Burgs

Excellent celebration Alan.
We’re 2 weeks away. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
March 28th, 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 47
Views: 4571

Re: Charleston, SC recs

Enjoy the traffic getting there [wink.gif] I’ll text a buddy who lives there. btw to all, Lewis was SWAMPED at lunch yesterday. Traffic specifically bad to that area? 1 road from Hwy 17 to Seabrook/Kiawah. My buddy says nothing good on SB but options on Kiawah. More options on the north beaches (Su...
by Scott Brunson
March 28th, 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 47
Views: 4571

Re: Charleston, SC recs

I'm resurrecting this thread (sorry for the drift) rather than start a new one. Anybody have any scoop on Seabrook Island, just south of Kiawah? We are looking to do an island/Charleston week in late May. We've done Folly, Sullivan's and Isle of Palms in the past. Seabrook popped up as an option al...
by Scott Brunson
March 28th, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR
Replies: 74
Views: 3409

Re: QPR

Michael S. Monie wrote: March 28th, 2021, 9:47 am It's a completely relative concept depending on your desires and means.
Exactly

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