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by CJ Beazley
September 22nd, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tried any of these recently?
Replies: 6
Views: 368

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: 2529

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: 1878

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: 32
Views: 2529

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: 826

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: 14456
Views: 709888

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: 1505
Views: 99842

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: 105
Views: 5341

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: 2933

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: 12335
Views: 469080

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: 2042
Views: 267979

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: 3380

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: 2647

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: 1279

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: 2163

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: 81
Views: 8931

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: 4405
Views: 254173

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: 526
Views: 33383

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: 7366

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: 2326

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: 8048
Views: 539672

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: 2892

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: 2892

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: 2892

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: 2042
Views: 267979

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.
by CJ Beazley
July 29th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 112
Views: 5143

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

I was always under the understanding that with the riesling 'sweetness' scale, 'dry' means that the combination of RS and total acidity bring it down to a specific level, NOT just the aggregate RS level. Is that still the case? I do find rieslings to be a bit 'tricky' with regards to 'sweetness lev...
by CJ Beazley
July 24th, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3862
Views: 391023

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

A few Mysteries revealed. May 21 PN Mystery- Phelps Creek 2015. Why make a wine like this a Mystery at sub-$12? If it could be determined that that wine is not total dreck, it would be purchased in large quantities for large gatherings. Maybe that is the key. When will there be large gatherings aga...
by CJ Beazley
July 20th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Champagne for Harness Racing Fans
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Champagne for Harness Racing Fans

Where’s Manzi?
by CJ Beazley
July 17th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who sources grapes from Larkmead?
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: Who sources grapes from Larkmead?

Not Ramey-they had some kind of falling out.

Rombauer and Stony Hill for sure with the Larkmead name on label.
by CJ Beazley
July 3rd, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12335
Views: 469080

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Continuing my Bordeaux adventures. Opened a 2016 La Dame de Montrose, as a peek into what the grand vin could be like (I'd love to buy a bottle or two of 2016 and/or 2019 Montrose, but not willing to commit infanticide). Quite open with a short decant, muscular and slightly animalistic, with cassis...
by CJ Beazley
June 27th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?
Replies: 20
Views: 778

Re: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?

Is that a Rudy?! That color is amazingly young looking-congrats
by CJ Beazley
June 27th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 267979

Re: Official Costco Thread

2017 Chapoutier cotes du Roussillon Bila Haut $9.99 Dallas area.
*not the “Occultum Lapidem”
by CJ Beazley
June 27th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 49
Views: 2210

Re: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?

Wonderful topic. Lots of great stuff in champagne but to venture beyond can be liberating. My latest find was Collin Cremant de Limoux Cuvee Rose. Medium dry (6gm dosage), and full of light red fruit and gorgeous bubbles. Nice summer sparkling rose for less than 20 bucks. Does anyone make a low dos...
by CJ Beazley
June 23rd, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2362

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Philip G wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 9:41 pm
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Amazing!
Can you explain the potato thing? Are they sliced then baked?
by CJ Beazley
June 22nd, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20235

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I’m reminded of Jeremiah 17:9- The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Each and everyone of you who has boycotted anything is rightfully the subject of the same if your deeds and thoughts were exposed. You are no better than the person or organization you cho...
by CJ Beazley
June 22nd, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20235

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I’m reminded of Jeremiah 17:9- The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Each and everyone of you who has boycotted anything is rightfully the subject of the same if your deeds and thoughts were exposed. You are no better than the person or organization you cho...
by CJ Beazley
June 18th, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20235

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Greg K wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 2:53 pm
However, the BLM movement has been coopted by far-left anarchists.
I admit it, I laughed out loud.
All you need to know, right there.
by CJ Beazley
June 7th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12335
Views: 469080

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Broc Cellars Cab Franc 11.9abv with smoked pork loin
by CJ Beazley
June 6th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1801
Views: 113196

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Josh Grossman wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 8:57 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 8:30 am
2008
Guy Larmandier
Champagne Grand Cru
Signé François
Vieilles Vignes? Anyone?
Never had it but asked for two bottles. I usually like low dosage more than no dosage, but really couldn't find anything but glowing reviews.
This is back up
by CJ Beazley
June 6th, 2020, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Toasting lost friends
Replies: 22
Views: 1278

Re: Toasting lost friends

Well that stinks, sorry Warren. Isn’t it strange that you can tell from a photo that the guy in the top pic was a blast and the guy you run to at a party-
by CJ Beazley
June 5th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1801
Views: 113196

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I’ll be honest, I’m not familiar with Hubert Paulet, but a vintage bubble from ‘04 from Millesime for $39 bucks...why not
by CJ Beazley
June 3rd, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 11462

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Looks like 2007 Au Bon Climat Bein Nacido Pinot. I got these at an unbelievable sale at the height of the last financial meltdown, there’s a cellar tracker note that starts out ‘thank you shit economy’ guess they got in on the same deal.
by CJ Beazley
June 1st, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 267979

Re: Official Costco Thread

Nice little find in W Plano. 2015 Louis Michel MdT $33.99 I went Thursday and got 3 of these I’m almost positive these were $27.00 down in Duncanville Man that’s a great deal! Trash day, I found that receipt-I didn’t think there was this much pricing disparity for locations relatively close togethe...
by CJ Beazley
May 30th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 267979

Re: Official Costco Thread

ykwon wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Nice little find in W Plano.

2015 Louis Michel MdT $33.99
I went Thursday and got 3 of these I’m almost positive these were $27.00 down in Duncanville
by CJ Beazley
May 29th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 champagnes incl 06` Dom Ruinart, Taittinger Comtes, Launois and Dom, 96` Salon, 05` Dom Rose and more
Replies: 18
Views: 1127

Re: 10 champagnes incl 06` Dom Ruinart, Taittinger Comtes, Launois and Dom, 96` Salon, 05` Dom Rose and more

BB, you’re really good at notes in general, but your notes on champagne are above and beyond.
Extremely well done,
Bz
by CJ Beazley
May 29th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 267979

Re: Official Costco Thread

Anyone a fan of the 15` Kirkland Barolo from Langhe- $20? I read a few comments from March above, but seems a couple of folks are not liking it. Ran into a winemaker friend in Costco and he raved about it and suggested I get some. I noticed he had 6 bottles in his cart. Went over to find it and dis...
by CJ Beazley
May 15th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?
Replies: 42
Views: 2030

Re: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?

2012 Ramey Hyde
With some lobster bite hors derves things, really nice wine and a good pairing.
by CJ Beazley
May 13th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: FEDERAL INDICTMENT - Safe Harbour Wine Storage and Bill Holder – CRIMINAL
Replies: 148
Views: 30004

Re: Update: FEDERAL INDICTMENT - Safe Harbour Wine Storage and Bill Holder – CRIMINAL

DOJ victim notification system emailed last week stating that he was asking for early release and that the deadline for comments was today. I was going to send comments but just received an email from DOJ today that he was released. "This notice is to inform you that WILLIAM HOLDER will be released...
by CJ Beazley
April 30th, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Evolving note on mystery wine...Revealed
Replies: 29
Views: 941

Re: TN: Evolving note on mystery wine

Carl Steefel wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Cannot think of any Burgundy style wine that would have these descriptors...
Spatburgunder from a lean year maybe?
by CJ Beazley
April 29th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine e-commerce post COVID
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Wine e-commerce post COVID

I just hope it weakens retailers and distributors here enough that we can get rid of the three-tier system and finally get shipping laws changed.

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