Search found 586 matches

by Sebastian C.
January 15th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 82
Views: 8214

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Galloni must need to whip up some subscribers and drum up some readership, eh?? How about another vintage of a thousand lifetimes like the 2010 Barolo vintage... or some triple digit Rivers Marie scores. Galloni is such a sell out. I can’t believe anyone takes this guy seriously. Get back in your c...
by Sebastian C.
January 13th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Littorai Pinot Noir The Pivot Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Re: TN: 2016 Littorai Pinot Noir The Pivot Vineyard Sonoma Coast

I bought Littorai for several vintages based on multiple positive sources of information. I don’t get it. I keep trying to like the wines, and I just don’t get it, especially at the price points. Fruit is certainly sweet but bottles we have had show a good acid spine. Although I enjoy Littorai youn...
by Sebastian C.
January 7th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3689

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

Having drank a few of 11’s and 10’s i would definitely not call them dark or dark fruited.
by Sebastian C.
January 7th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3689

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

Dave, Julie has summed it up well. Dennis called Corton’s ‘powdery’. While I like earthy wines, I could feel ‘powder’ on my tongue while drinking them. As Julie said, they were quite tannic too. Overall didn’t like any of the cortons. I have 2016 Faiveley Corton and May have to offload that. I thin...
by Sebastian C.
January 6th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?
Replies: 39
Views: 1387

Re: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?



I have done it with a napkin over a dozen times.
by Sebastian C.
December 9th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11751

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

2007 Domaine Robert Sirugue Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes . 82.4 score.
by Sebastian C.
November 28th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?
Replies: 187
Views: 11493

Re: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?

Todd Hamina wrote:
November 28th, 2019, 8:23 am
Right, a taco truck run by a winemaker who has worked at Dujac and DRC...
Hmmm. Will have to try them again. Had a bottle a week ago and it was a bit candied and oaky.
by Sebastian C.
October 13th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Fairfield County, CT
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Re: Fairfield County, CT

Olio on the border between Darien and Stamford has great food and I think 25 corkage. Chef was a winner at Chopped.
by Sebastian C.
September 14th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12523
Views: 603683

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Handfull 2000 BAMA’s
by Sebastian C.
September 13th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 56
Views: 2765

Re: For BAMA fans...

Great bottle variability here, but all 3 2000 i have drank this year have been spot on. Not so much 95 or 96 where I have experienced more bottle variation.
by Sebastian C.
September 12th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 56
Views: 2765

Re: For BAMA fans...

Picked up some 2000 which I feel are the most consistent.
by Sebastian C.
September 11th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?
Replies: 154
Views: 9177

Re: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?

Jay Miller wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 1:58 pm
2010 Rhys Alpine for the last year. I don't trust my memory for 5 years.
Same. 2010 Alpine was wotn in a recent Rhys tasting I was part of.
by Sebastian C.
August 23rd, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM

Did you just rag on Littorai? neener Not really. I have Littorai in my cellar and enjoy them with age, esp the Anderson Valley bottlings. Fourrier would be an ideal gateway wine into the minefields of Burgundy for someone that likes quality CA pinot from producers like Littorai, Rochioli, WS, et al...
by Sebastian C.
August 14th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 32
Views: 1405

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

I've had a poor experience with the 2014. Three out of four bottles were advanced. (The one correct bottle was beautiful, so I know what this wine is capable of.) Looking at CT , even many TNs that do not call the wine out as flawed don't sound right, citing apple flavors and a heavy/oily texture. ...
by Sebastian C.
August 14th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Young Cabs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2342

Re: Decanting Young Cabs?

I guess you were the one who did not like the W&M yet gave a whopping 93 score. Shouldn't have to be a guess given it is the same handle. I try to score objectively, even if the style of wine is not my my favorite wine; otherwise I would be scoring certain regions much higher than others. FWIW, I g...
by Sebastian C.
August 14th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Young Cabs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2342

Re: Decanting Young Cabs?

I guess you were the one who did not like the W&M yet gave a whopping 93 score.
by Sebastian C.
June 24th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calistoga wineries
Replies: 64
Views: 3425

Re: Calistoga wineries

Thanks all for the responses. Let see where I can arrange tastings.
by Sebastian C.
June 23rd, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calistoga wineries
Replies: 64
Views: 3425

Calistoga wineries

Attending a wedding in Calistoga and would like to visit a few wineries. Any recommendations?. Also any good places to eat would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

S.
by Sebastian C.
June 9th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2784

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

Basically averaging bottle prices and ignoring consumption. A bottle of Romanee Conti has huge impact on pricing, while a high consumption wine like Yellowtail has mathematically very little. Gallo sells around a billion bottles a year alone, huge effect on average price Depends if it is a weighted...
by Sebastian C.
June 3rd, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1666
Views: 97215

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Any color in the Launois Pere et Fils Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Maxime
Blanc de Blancs?
by Sebastian C.
April 11th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine-searcher pro price increase
Replies: 50
Views: 4121

Re: wine-searcher pro price increase

Let me come home from my six figure job, jump in my Tesla, check time on the gold Rolex before getting home and searing a nice Flannery steak on the custom outdoor grill before selecting a nice Chambertin from my 2000 bottle custom cellar. What to do next, i know lets complain about $10 on software...
by Sebastian C.
April 6th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Best 2011 Rhys. .
by Sebastian C.
March 26th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 363

TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (3/26/2019) This wine is in a great place for what is supposed to be a tough vintage. The lower ripeness level is noticeable but it provides for a lively wine with tart red fruit and moderate to low t...
by Sebastian C.
March 14th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seriously, a bourgogne rouge for $120.
Replies: 28
Views: 3403

Re: Seriously, a bourgogne rouge for $120.

Lets complain about burgundy prices shall we?. Sylvain Cathiard 2015 Bourgogne rouge for 120 dollars. Are you f*** kidding me? Gonna have to start drinking some roussillon wines pretty soon. Does this mean that all Bourgogne Rouge now is $120? For now, no. I passed on this obviously, and bought som...
by Sebastian C.
February 24th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66570

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

YLee wrote:
February 23rd, 2019, 1:46 pm
Asked for
2008 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet
2007 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet
2016 Domaine Leflaive Marquis de Laguiche Montrachet
1996 Philipponat Clos des Goisse
White Burgundy with no recourse for pre-mox......
by Sebastian C.
February 12th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys offer
Replies: 54
Views: 4970

Re: Rhys offer

Bought a little of everything except Swan Terrace. I do not know if on the margin this bottling price is justified given the increasing quality of the Alpine PN. Perhaps makes sense to skip it and jump to the hillsides. Price wise, everything is relative. There are at least 5 threads of 200+ cabs re...
by Sebastian C.
January 25th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much Wine do we drink a year?
Replies: 42
Views: 1886

Re: How much Wine do we drink a year?

68 was my count for 2018, not including wine brought by other people.
by Sebastian C.
January 9th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1224
Views: 69948

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Has anyone tried the Robertas pizzeria dough recipe in the NYT cooking app? Interesting to read about results.
by Sebastian C.
January 8th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Scoring Methodology
Replies: 35
Views: 1470

Re: CellarTracker Scoring Methodolog

I would prefer if CT had he option of standardized scores. That is, I choose the adjectives and CT provides the score. Therefore, if i choose the adjective “good” it would start at 82 and build from there. Thus if i want a wine to rate at least 90, i would have to choose “excellent”, so on and so fo...
by Sebastian C.
January 8th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seriously, a bourgogne rouge for $120.
Replies: 28
Views: 3403

Seriously, a bourgogne rouge for $120.

Lets complain about burgundy prices shall we?. Sylvain Cathiard 2015 Bourgogne rouge for 120 dollars. Are you f*** kidding me? Gonna have to start drinking some roussillon wines pretty soon.
by Sebastian C.
January 7th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11751

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

2001 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley 70pts
2007 Domaine Robert Sirugue Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes 72 Pts
2010 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 75 pts

Probably too generous with the first two.
by Sebastian C.
December 30th, 2018, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?
Replies: 119
Views: 6706

Re: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?

Neal, David, I think the issue of contributing to this site and the pop up problem are separate issues. You know that. Feel free to start a thread about how regular users who do not contribute are smoochers, free riders or whatever adjective you want to choose. I think we had one of those some time ...
by Sebastian C.
December 29th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?
Replies: 119
Views: 6706

Re: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?

Yes. This site has been obviously hijacked. One could purchase an ad blocker but that wont change the fact that it is hijacked. No. It is not. If it was it would happen to everyone. These pop ups are not exclusive to (some) users of Berserkers. They are a web-wide issue, that crops up somewhat rand...
by Sebastian C.
December 29th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?
Replies: 119
Views: 6706

Re: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?

Yes. This site has been obviously hijacked. One could purchase an ad blocker but that wont change the fact that it is hijacked.
by Sebastian C.
December 27th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Aging Bourgogne
Replies: 21
Views: 1244

Re: Poll: Aging Bourgogne

Not a big fan of bourgognes in general but if I have to drink them i prefer them fresh and lively. I feel that this way serves their purpose.
by Sebastian C.
December 27th, 2018, 2:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?
Replies: 119
Views: 6706

Re: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?

Becoming unbearable.
by Sebastian C.
December 27th, 2018, 1:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Non fancy italian reco nyc?
Replies: 28
Views: 1768

Re: Non fancy italian reco nyc?

Thanks for all the responses. Quite useful.
by Sebastian C.
December 26th, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Non fancy italian reco nyc?
Replies: 28
Views: 1768

Non fancy italian reco nyc?

Any recommendations of a traditional-checkered table cloth type italian? Midtown and below.
by Sebastian C.
December 18th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker archetypes
Replies: 121
Views: 5785

Re: Cellar Tracker archetypes

C Simmons wrote:
December 18th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Sebastian C. wrote:
December 18th, 2018, 11:59 am
C Simmons wrote:
December 18th, 2018, 10:15 am
3ea64054812b0b83f5ffc8fcd15208e8-1000.jpg
No first name?
No last name? [scratch.gif]
In the signature....
by Sebastian C.
December 18th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker archetypes
Replies: 121
Views: 5785

Re: Cellar Tracker archetypes

C Simmons wrote:
December 18th, 2018, 10:15 am
3ea64054812b0b83f5ffc8fcd15208e8-1000.jpg
No first name?
by Sebastian C.
December 16th, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?
Replies: 119
Views: 6706

Re: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?

It’s not on WB’s servers - it’s malware on your device. Googling it shows a myriad of articles on it I disagree. Malware on an Ipad can only be installed through an app. Unless you install a third party app outside of the appstore i believe you cannot get malware on an ipad/iphone. The issue is cle...
by Sebastian C.
December 14th, 2018, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?
Replies: 119
Views: 6706

Re: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?

Wifi on my ipad. This site specific.
by Sebastian C.
December 12th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker archetypes
Replies: 121
Views: 5785

Re: Cellar Tracker archetypes

CT Archetypes- The guy who is tired of all the pencil heads on WB who blow up our tasting notes and derides everyone on CT. Seriously, this thread shows that SOME of you take yourselves way to seriously. Wine drinking is supposed to be fun. CT is a guide, just as Winespectator or RP are,,,,, I dont...
by Sebastian C.
December 5th, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideal environment to enjoy wine
Replies: 21
Views: 796

Re: Ideal environment to enjoy wine

My ideal environment to enjoy wine is with a meal and friends. I rarely, if ever, drink wine by itself or by myself.
by Sebastian C.
December 1st, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine Marchand-Grillot Gevrey-Chambertin Champerrier Vigne Centenaire
Replies: 0
Views: 140

TN: 2009 Domaine Marchand-Grillot Gevrey-Chambertin Champerrier Vigne Centenaire

2009 Domaine Marchand-Grillot Gevrey-Chambertin Champerrier Vigne Centenaire - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin (12/1/2018) Bottle has reached a great place. Light black cherry, with light tannins and just the right of acidity. Just an elegant botle of wine that went down seemless...
by Sebastian C.
November 30th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

Re: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011

At a recent Blind Dinner, the host double blinded us on a flight of 08, 12 and 10 Alpine Chards. My call was a flight of Chardonnay, from 3 different countries. I could not identify The 08 as itappeared way too light to me, and I thought it was from an unusual origin. The '12 I was sure was a Frenc...
by Sebastian C.
November 23rd, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving dinner mishap - 1982 Mouton
Replies: 48
Views: 3894

Re: Thanksgiving dinner mishap - 1982 Mouton

Alex , we had a tasting of Bordeaux 1982 a couple of months ago and the Mouton was equally bad as your 3 wines . My friend who brought the wine had recently bought it at auction in Belgium . Caveat Emptor ! It still amazes me how little discount buyers ask from wines bought in auction vs retail. Sh...
by Sebastian C.
November 16th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9839

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 6:51 am
I think all of mine came from Envoyer; has anyone had issues with those?

I have tried one bottle from envoyer(out of 6) and it was great.

P.s. Mr. $mith has dissapeared. Was he really Aramali?
by Sebastian C.
November 15th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9839

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Fair enough. Should have not hit at him directly (cause I don't know him). But after burgundy 11s and 04s, I take an opinion of an ITBer with a pinch of salt. The point is there is huge and cry over variations of this supposed "luxury and rare" cuvee, that's mass produced and costs a fortune, close...
by Sebastian C.
November 13th, 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9839

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Wow, 100,000+ bottles for a supposedly luxury cuvee [scratch.gif] Sounds more like Pepsi! pepsi John, You do realize that MANY "supposed" luxury cuvees produce well over 100,000 bottles per vintage. I know, no wonder there is lack of consistency even in vintage cuvees. Once you have size you introd...

Go to advanced search