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by NED VALOIS
July 12th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you calculate your end of life when thinking about what to buy?
Replies: 50
Views: 1713

Re: Do you calculate your end of life when thinking about what to buy?

The 2045 ( my-100) I heard will be spectacular !! neener [wow.gif] [cheers.gif]
by NED VALOIS
July 11th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 50
Views: 4116

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

champagne.gif [cheers.gif] grouphug Party at GELLMAN'S !!!
by NED VALOIS
July 11th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 1931

Re: Aubert

I’ve been buying since the 2004 release. Tracked my purchase history and it totals $25,561....not chump change, and I’m not on the “priority” list? What the hell does it take to get on that? I have been getting 5-7 cases a year and dating the shipping guy ! [snort.gif] BTW My daughter loves the Eas...
by NED VALOIS
July 9th, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 1931

Re: Aubert

Probably one of the few Ca Chardonnays that are in a Grand Cru Class of their own. Have had it several times and honestly I am not sure why i would pay the freight for Burgundy Grand Crus when this wine is so much less $ and equally thrilling. Don't know if the aging profile is nearly the same but ...
by NED VALOIS
July 9th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 1931

Re: Aubert

Damn! Something Anton & I agree on !!! [wow.gif] In that case, give the Peter Michael and Hyde Winery chards a try, amigo! Oh, and Tres Perlas Brown Ranch chard...so good. Had them, only one that comes close to Aubert Lauren is the Peter Michael Point Rouge and it is pricey ! [drinkers.gif]
by NED VALOIS
July 9th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 1931

Re: Aubert

Damn!
Something Anton & I agree on !!! [wow.gif]
by NED VALOIS
July 9th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 1931

Re: Aubert

Went light due to storage shortage .
6
2018 Hudson Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 750mL
6
2018 UV Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 750mL
by NED VALOIS
July 8th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13735
Views: 669736

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 - NV Barbeito Bastardo Reserva Duas Pipas Madeira 500 mL Fortunately, last year Ricardo decided to produce a wine that’s perhaps unprecedented in Madeira’s modern history: a pure young Bastardo that sells for less than one-tenth the price of Avô Mário. He calls the wine Duas Pipas—or Two Pipes—bec...
by NED VALOIS
July 7th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 1931

Re: Aubert

Mark,
I've been buying off the list since at least '04, always multiple cases/and maggies, mostly Chards.
I don't know when I was put on "priority".
by NED VALOIS
July 7th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2488

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Any of you adopting 30-somethings with wine habits?
Sure,
R U Blonde, under 30 & of the "gentler" sex ? [snort.gif] [wow.gif]
by NED VALOIS
July 7th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 1931

Aubert

This is a friendly reminder that you will have priority access to the Fall 2020 wine allocations beginning Thursday, July 9th at 9:00 am PDT. An auto-login link will be provided via email, which is the quickest and easiest way to access your allocation. This release is for our 2018 Single Vineyard P...
by NED VALOIS
July 6th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2488

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

Turning 3/4 Century soon, still buying, but space is restricting me somewhat !
Loaded up on '16 Bordeauxs Futures in large formats (Children & Grand Children). neener
by NED VALOIS
July 6th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 112
Views: 6668

Re: California Cult

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Abreu and Araujo-era Eisele wines are worth the tariff.
I don't know, Great, but gotten very pricey for me. [scratch.gif]
by NED VALOIS
July 5th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2214

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Bordeaux First Growths, D'Yquem or Dunn from Cali .
by NED VALOIS
July 4th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine storage / temp control necessary?
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: wine storage / temp control necessary?

Buy, Buy, Buy !
You may evolve into one of US !! [drinkers.gif] [wow.gif] [snort.gif]
by NED VALOIS
June 29th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13735
Views: 669736

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1910 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Gines Liebana Seleccion
Pedro Ximenez - 750ML
by NED VALOIS
June 25th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4050

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

I've never had ENOUGH ! [snort.gif] [cheers.gif]
by NED VALOIS
June 21st, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2173

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Several 2014 Maybach Amoenus Cabs and several 2018 Aubert Russian Chards. with the kids outside !
Life is GOOD !
by NED VALOIS
June 21st, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3154

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

I also have a semi-feral cat that has at least 15 kills I know of , plus a few squirrels.
I'll rent her out for bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti !
by NED VALOIS
June 21st, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3154

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

There are electric (battery) traps that do a quick and decisive job on rats/mice !

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Victor-Elec ... /302259641
by NED VALOIS
June 20th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me
Replies: 70
Views: 2996

Re: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me

Kevin Porter wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 5:52 pm
33 posts to get to Deibolt-Vallois? Shame!
And I get $5 for ever bottle sold !! [snort.gif] champagne.gif
by NED VALOIS
June 16th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 40
Views: 2642

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

Lauren is always my favorite, but I don't believe it is in this release.
by NED VALOIS
June 13th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Describe each first growth Bordeaux in one word.
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Describe each first growth Bordeaux in one word.

Actually 3 words ;O.M.G. !
by NED VALOIS
June 8th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13735
Views: 669736

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2-2016 Herb Lamb Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon HL Reserve
2-1922 d`Oliveiras Boal O.R. Noval Selection [cheers.gif]
by NED VALOIS
June 3rd, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 97
Views: 7488

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 7:52 pm
1995 is stellar.
Which cuvee?
With your deep pockets, '78 LAKE ! flirtysmile
by NED VALOIS
May 27th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine And A-Fib?
Replies: 37
Views: 3067

Re: Wine And A-Fib?

Todd,
Be well !
Ned
by NED VALOIS
May 23rd, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 946

Re: French Press recommendation

This French Press works well for me ; [snort.gif] https://www.ebay.com/i/223465995055?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-213727-13078-0&mkcid=2&itemid=223465995055&targetid=4580840327039642&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=&poi=&campaignid=301076556&mkgroupid=1235851265215130&rlsatarget=pla-45808403270396...
by NED VALOIS
May 21st, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5439

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Mark Y wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 2:40 pm
Macdonald. $165. Really compares well to much more expensive stuff.
Not widely available tho.
At that price, has to be from your brother !
by NED VALOIS
May 21st, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 219
Views: 18231

Re: Aged Cali Cab

'74/'78 Mondavi Reserve !
by NED VALOIS
May 17th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5983

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Nada !
by NED VALOIS
May 17th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert chard and Maybach cab
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Aubert chard and Maybach cab

Scott, Two of my FAVS ! champagne.gif [cheers.gif] flirtysmile
by NED VALOIS
May 16th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?
Replies: 42
Views: 1951

Re: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?

AUBERT
ANCILLARY CELLARS
RIVERRAIN SAV BLANC
MYRIAD SEMILLON
by NED VALOIS
May 16th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First drink after recovering from COVID-19
Replies: 37
Views: 1519

Re: First drink after recovering from COVID-19

Great RECOVERY !
by NED VALOIS
May 13th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 7691

Re: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

1-Day I was born
2-Graduated from Police Academy
3-Classified !
by NED VALOIS
May 11th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greer Cab 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1512

Re: Greer Cab 2018

In for a Matched Pair of Maggies ! [cheers.gif] flirtysmile
by NED VALOIS
May 10th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Digging up a basement for a wine cellar
Replies: 51
Views: 5300

Re: Digging up a basement for a wine cellar

We did it in the 50's, but as we are in coral rock SoFLA, we had to use dynamite back then !
by NED VALOIS
May 6th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Breezaire failure
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Breezaire failure

Whisperkool 8000 ti has been good to me in my walk-in.
by NED VALOIS
May 3rd, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13735
Views: 669736

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 2012 1.5L ~ 1 - WA97 [cheers.gif] flirtysmile
by NED VALOIS
April 29th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 54
Views: 2037

Re: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

May reduce evaporation ?
by NED VALOIS
April 28th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Predictions on new release pricing?
Replies: 21
Views: 1141

Re: Predictions on new release pricing?

Is that RATE OR RAPE ?? [snort.gif]
by NED VALOIS
April 26th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 54
Views: 2037

Re: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

Chocolate, good olive oil, Medjool dates,cognac & Armagnac and, of course, Champagne !
by NED VALOIS
April 25th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Inherited a collection, know nothing
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Inherited a collection, know nothing

Where in Fla ?
I'm in Miami
by NED VALOIS
April 22nd, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...
Replies: 145
Views: 7672

Re: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...

1992 La Jota 11th anniversary !! 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The just-released 1992s from La Jota are stunning. The 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon 11th Anniversary Release (the only Cabernet aged in 100% new oak) is a spectacular wine, among the greatest Cabernet Sauvignons I have recently tas...
by NED VALOIS
April 22nd, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...
Replies: 145
Views: 7672

Re: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...

1992 La Jota 11th anniversary !! 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The just-released 1992s from La Jota are stunning. The 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon 11th Anniversary Release (the only Cabernet aged in 100% new oak) is a spectacular wine, among the greatest Cabernet Sauvignons I have recently tast...
by NED VALOIS
April 21st, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13735
Views: 669736

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Myriad Cellars
3 2018 Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Empyrean Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
$175.00 each

3 2019 Myriad Cellars McGah Family Vineyard Semillon 750ml
$35.00 each
by NED VALOIS
April 15th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Damn, that wine is tight!
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: Damn, that wine is tight!

Blonde Camel ?
by NED VALOIS
April 14th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mail Order Fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Mail Order Fruit

McLeod Farms
Address: 29247 SC-151, McBee, SC 29101
Phone: (843) 335-8611

https://www.macspride.com/

Always fantastic peaches.
I've been buying from them for years. Order for future delivery, I have.
by NED VALOIS
April 5th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ten most influential wines
Replies: 154
Views: 11993

Re: Your ten most influential wines

Anyone else's lists include wines you'll never know the name of? For example: Whatever chablis I had at the farmer's market on the bank of the Garonne with fresh oysters in Bordeaux. It was in a white paper cup. thats as much as I know. first time I tasted a wine and was like ohhhhhh now I see why ...

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