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by CJ Beazley
November 21st, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 147
Views: 14869

Re: Wait list times

More than a little surprised that Rochioli has Not been part of this discussion. IMO, one of the very best Pinots (the SVD’s) in California. Drank a 96 West Block last year, and it was singing, and could have gone ten more years. Still have most of my 04’s - looking forward to them. When I got on t...
by CJ Beazley
November 12th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 656
Views: 35395

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

I was shipped the CC and am awaiting the promised refund. My dad was shipped the Hillside but here's a wrinkle, it doesn't list an ABV at all on either front or back label, which I wouldn't have figured was even legal. I’m sure you know this, but just in case-have him look really close. It’s hard t...
by CJ Beazley
November 8th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10854

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Funny, just looked at my cellartracker and ALL the most recent "community notes on my wines" are bottles of Dom. Never seen that before. Lots of champagne was enjoyed last night. https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/status/1325238535448825856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1325...
by CJ Beazley
November 8th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10854

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Opened a mag of Donnhoff when the election was called. D4CB2DF7-780C-4907-8D3F-D53038945DD7.jpeg
Dude! You have lost a gang of weight. Good on ya
by CJ Beazley
November 6th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 656
Views: 35395

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Shipping a case of wine is what, about $35? That means I got the case of 2018 CC for $65 plus shipping. Since we all pay shipping costs fur wine frequently, and I rarely, if ever, see anyone quoting their "all in" price when talking about wine list allocations, etc, then $65 seems like a true/fair ...
by CJ Beazley
November 4th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rudy's Back!
Replies: 12
Views: 2232

Re: Rudy's Back!

Due to be released this week: https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/11/king-of-wine-fraud-facing-freedom?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20201104-article02 I hear he has a job lined up at Vintage Wine Estates. Not cool. Back it up with a reason or delete it. It’s a joke about the...
by CJ Beazley
November 4th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Dennis attick A++++
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Dennis attick A++++

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 3:06 pm
There should basically be a dedicated thread just on Dennis Attick and how awesome he is in his many transactions...
No kidding, he stepped out of a meeting with his attorneys to finalize a deal for a couple bottles for me once-what a guy.
by CJ Beazley
November 2nd, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 596
Views: 50690

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2013 Zepaltas RRV
Nice bright nose. A little sappy piney thing, darkish fruit, nice weekday bottle.
by CJ Beazley
November 2nd, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 656
Views: 35395

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Peter C. wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 2:16 pm
NickRut wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 2:15 pm
So email Qupe directly is the play?
Yes, info@qupe.com.

Nikki responded promptly on a weekend within a couple hours to my note inquiring about why there are two ABVs.
What’d she say, was the reason?
by CJ Beazley
October 30th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 656
Views: 35395

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Fresh off the truck-all “Hillside” all 14.5
*click to enlarge
by CJ Beazley
October 29th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2110
Views: 282679

Re: Official Costco Thread

These were $19.99-south dallas
by CJ Beazley
October 27th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: solid sparkling wine (well) under $20
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: solid sparkling wine (well) under $20

Any recs for a low dose domestic sparkler?
by CJ Beazley
October 25th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2427
Views: 205776

Re: Steak Porn

Filet...not so petite
by CJ Beazley
October 25th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 666
Views: 54784

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

anybody know this brand? I’ve bought a few. Real nice: https://kamikoto.com/collections/active/products/kanpeki-knife-set-7-inch-santoku-1000-3000-toishi-whetstone-black-friday-2019?utm_campaign=OCT55%20102620%20%28VSRpPs%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=All%20US%20allow%20marketing&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpb...
by CJ Beazley
October 21st, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Cabot Klamath Cuvée
Replies: 0
Views: 186

2007 Cabot Klamath Cuvée

Powerful nose on pop. This is super dark fruited with a hint of smoke and some olive. I had one of these on release at it was a beast, a few years has really helped, I can’t imagine this could be any better than last night, lovely-and an amazing qpr.
by CJ Beazley
October 20th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mashed Potatoes
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Mashed Potatoes

I guess it’s a Texas thing but canned milk is a must.
by CJ Beazley
October 16th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14888
Views: 743214

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A fun selection Calon segur 1982 Batailly 1982 Haut Batailly 1982 3 Louis Latour Puligny 1979 Domaine de Nalys blanc 1978 4 Latour 1975 5 Latour 1971 3 Mouton 1970 Mondavi reserve 1974 Mondavi reserve 1976 Pichon Lalande 1966 Vallana spanna cannot find vintage Souverain 1974 2 Montrose 1970 2 Chape...
by CJ Beazley
October 15th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1817
Views: 116298

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I got email yesterday confirming I scored some of the Egly-Ouriet offer, it had been a few days I thought I’d missed out.
by CJ Beazley
October 9th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sharktank wine scam sentencing
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Sharktank wine scam sentencing

by CJ Beazley
October 8th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 101
Views: 2893

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

Almost. I tried brains once and hated, hated, hated the texture. I don't know if they were prepared badly but I now have a strong aversion. There are certainly some foods I prefer to avoid (lima beans, salted caramel) but that's the only thing I absolutely refuse to eat regardless of prep. When I w...
by CJ Beazley
October 6th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2110
Views: 282679

Re: Official Costco Thread

2015 Vaso Cabernet Sauvignon (2nd wine of Dana Estate) at West Plano and Southlake for $64.99 Had one this week, and it is quality and worth every penny. Thanks for the heads up. Picked up a few of these ($67.99 here) and a Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo at the Houston Galleria location. I also picked up ...
by CJ Beazley
October 4th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is this? Bouchard Pere & Fils Nuits-Saint-Georges - Les Vaucrains 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: What is this? Bouchard Pere & Fils Nuits-Saint-Georges - Les Vaucrains 2015

Looks like they made it in 1976 and 1947. No tasting notes but there’s 1 consumed and one sitting in a cellar.
BTW, ‘Ole Thunder Bucket’ makes it s second appearance here in this CT ad
by CJ Beazley
September 27th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ian Cauble Agrees With Me -- TN: 2015 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Ronda's Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1710

Re: Ian Cauble Agrees With Me -- TN: 2015 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Ronda's Vineyard

I can attest to the ‘crystallized ring at the neck’.
Btw, Andrew was very nice about explaining this.
by CJ Beazley
September 27th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller, Shaefer, Mousse, Marguet, Grünhaus, Magdelaine, Sociando.....
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: Keller, Shaefer, Mousse, Marguet, Grünhaus, Magdelaine, Sociando.....

Hey Claus, what brand stem is that in the bottom pic?
by CJ Beazley
September 24th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wayfarer Vineyard
Replies: 15
Views: 1520

Re: Wayfarer Vineyard

Is this technically part of Pahlmeyer?
by CJ Beazley
September 22nd, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tried any of these recently?
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Anyone tried any of these recently?

Not that recent but the 97 Forman was amazing a few years ago.
Btw, it doesn’t get much love here but a 97 Hess Collection held its own against the Forman that night.
Good luck David, it was a good year especially for mountain fruit (pretty warm year).
by CJ Beazley
September 21st, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2811

Re: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

Jaffurs
Flowers
Au Bon Climat
by CJ Beazley
September 20th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2624

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

At the risk of sounding like a primitive backwards Midwesterner, my "problem" with Chef's Table is that it tends to get quagmire'd in artsy-fartsy images of the subject pondering nature and life and such. Not every subject needs to be treated like Japanese cuisine replete with close-ups of water dr...
by CJ Beazley
September 19th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Montelena no red wine produced in 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 3089

Re: Chateau Montelena no red wine produced in 2020

I was reading Flawless and he mentioned that there isn't any carryover effect of taint but it can or does cause smaller yields the following year so 2021 should be interesting. I'm curious if anyone will decrease price knowing their grapes have some issues or would they just sell them as normal. Ma...
by CJ Beazley
September 19th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1006

Re: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations

Liquid Farm
by CJ Beazley
September 17th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14888
Views: 743214

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Gallimard Cuvee Quintessence Extra Brut NV
by CJ Beazley
September 14th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1605
Views: 107786

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne I had drunk a lot of these upon release, then felt they shut down a year or two ago. My last bottle in November, while fantastic, was still somewhat reticent. Not so this bottle. The verve, the creamy lemon and orange, the sweet brioche, the mineral oyster shells, the be...
by CJ Beazley
September 14th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 288
Views: 18607

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Just got an offer from Total $199.00/$189.00 on six
by CJ Beazley
September 14th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 3165

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

Off the radar, but Round Pond makes a nice one and its a bargain.
by CJ Beazley
September 13th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12525
Views: 487740

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Well done Noel.
I’m reading a very interesting article about the ‘Pepsi crown’ scandal, what a massive debacle-I can’t believe I’ve never heard about it before.
by CJ Beazley
September 10th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2110
Views: 282679

Re: Official Costco Thread

Went by Dallas Costco yesterday, which had: 2015 Kirkland Signature Brunello di Montalcino (which was produced and bottled by Fattoria dei Barbi, a very solid, tradionalist producer) for $26.99. That said, I opened it and it's on the lean side (salty, menthol, minerally, lean cherry fruit), and not...
by CJ Beazley
September 1st, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1
Replies: 54
Views: 3540

Re: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1

Thanks Fred, I got some (very hard to find in Texas) Jacquesson and also some 2018 Thivin.
by CJ Beazley
August 28th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine
Replies: 39
Views: 2707

Re: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine

I was watering the front yard of newly planted roses and lavender when my neighbor across the street called for me and asked: "Do you like wine?" Curiously, I turned around and replied "yeah, I do." He's never mentioned wine at all over the past year when we casually chatted every once in a while. ...
by CJ Beazley
August 18th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spottswoode/Madrona Ranch
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: Spottswoode/Madrona Ranch

I’ve had Madrona Ranch a few times over the years and was very impressed. That being said, Spottswoode is nobody’s second. It is a graceful wine (albeit more ripe now than 15 years ago) and is one of the more classical cabs being made in Napa. As for “is it worth three times more”, very few wines a...
by CJ Beazley
August 18th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Daily drinkers: clean winemaking style but savory flavors
Replies: 56
Views: 2265

Re: Daily drinkers: clean winemaking style but savory flavors

Cabot Syrah, if by ‘clean’ you mean no Bret but still want some meaty savory notes plus your price range-it really fits the bill.
Old world I was thinking Faury might still be in your price range.
by CJ Beazley
August 16th, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 102
Views: 11591

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Not sure the difference from the one above but saw this. We got one last year and it was wonderful. My brother thought it was better than Edwards Ham. Those in the photo here are Serrano produced by Noel, a massive jamon factory with several locations around Spain, the one that makes these jamons, ...
by CJ Beazley
August 15th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7377
Views: 457212

Re: de Negoce offer

Brian Pinci wrote:
August 15th, 2020, 11:35 am
Ok. First time buying from de Negoce. Just purchased #36 Sonoma Altitude Chardonnay. At this price, if it’s it any good I can always serve to non-geek wine friends who don’t know any better or cook with it. Hope I’m pleasantly surprised!
Is there shipping on top of purchase price?
by CJ Beazley
August 15th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 606
Views: 39422

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
August 15th, 2020, 11:18 am
Had best Hangers of the summer last night while watching Palm Springs and drinking Enfield 12 Seaview Cab.

Great night.
I liked it, thought it had some laugh out loud parts. My wife thought it was a Groundhog Day rip.
by CJ Beazley
August 14th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Heatwave......
Replies: 120
Views: 7429

Re: Napa Heatwave......

It’s not just Napa. Goes all over the SW to Texas. Fires and people dying of wet bulb heat index are the new normal. New record in Death Valley; a place of records. New highest ever recorded temp in Baghdad, plus new record of 5 days in a row of over 120* https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020...
by CJ Beazley
August 14th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dear Abby; My wife's tastes are changing, and I don't like it!
Replies: 34
Views: 2386

Re: Dear Abby; My wife's tastes are changing, and I don't like it!

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Mine only likes riesling and rose, so whenever I open a red I'm drinking alone.
This is why I’m always in search of half bottles.
by CJ Beazley
August 8th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8084
Views: 551961

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

mattcitrang wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 11:41 am
Thanks. At $15 in for a 6.
Me too also
by CJ Beazley
August 6th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 74
Views: 2973

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

I can't believe people actually like Bottle Shock . Yes, painful to watch. Inaccurate, badly done, and one would fell sorry for Rickman, but he could have backed out after reading the script. Oh. You guys expect movies to be historically correct. You must truly hate movies like Braveheart, Kingdom ...
by CJ Beazley
August 6th, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 74
Views: 2973

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

Marathon Man. If you want to know the story of Pahlmeyer watch the old Douglass-Moore move Disclosure. Marathon Man is a wine movie?? Anybody?? Roy Scheider brings a really nice bottle back from France and shares it with his brother (Hoffman) and then in the restaurant scene when he confronts the g...
by CJ Beazley
August 5th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 74
Views: 2973

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

Marc Hauser wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Not a movie, but my favorite wine scene is in The Jerk: “But no more 1966. Let’s splurge. Bring us some fresh wine. The freshest you’ve got. This year! No more of this old stuff.”
Plus this-
by CJ Beazley
July 31st, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2110
Views: 282679

Re: Official Costco Thread

Sunny South Dallas-
2017 Gary Farrell RR Chardonnay $27.00
Also a Faustino reserva of some kind (weird gray bottle/wire cage) $21.00
They still have the 2015 Louis Michel Montmain but not many.

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