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by Eric Sch
August 12th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Premier Cru Aubry de Humbert
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: TN: 2008 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Premier Cru Aubry de Humbert

Thanks for the note, I have a case tucked away and haven't tried any yet. Might give it another year or two.
by Eric Sch
July 30th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 37
Views: 1698

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Had a great time this year, I always love to the opportunity to compare my palate with others across a large double blind tasting and it's awesome to hear directly from producers about how they approach their specific sites and the vintage. 2012s were quite floral and vibrant when primary but really...
by Eric Sch
July 28th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86328

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Was happy that my ask for the 2015 Mousse Special Club Rose was granted. I love the wine and it's my daughter's birthyear, so I bought a few more than usual. champagne.gif
by Eric Sch
June 29th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 754
Views: 47790

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Last night on the back deck we popped some NV Caillez-Lemaire Cuvée Pur Meunier that was showing great. Really driving acid, slowly developing some red apple fruit as it opened up, and the dosage was very nice. Wish I had more of this, I really find myself drawn to varietal Meunier bottlings in gene...
by Eric Sch
June 8th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No dosage champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1430

Re: No dosage champagne

Everybody likes something different, though I (and my drinking crew) are all in line with you - no or very low dosage is our preference for Champagne. I think you'll find some really good ideas in this thread: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=141238 The OP of that thread FMII...
by Eric Sch
June 2nd, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 44
Views: 4104

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris Original Vines is good stuff. Agreed! Get it while you can - the old vines aren't doing super well. Expect a few changes moving forward. The Original Vines Pinot Noir bottling has already evolved to 'The Eyrie' labeling and the OVPG will see some changes in the future...
by Eric Sch
May 31st, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1000
Views: 53383

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I got one of the 1961 Fontanafredda from that list. Just took delivery of a 67 a couple weeks ago, along with a 78 Borgogno. Looking forward to a Barolo night with some friends.
by Eric Sch
May 23rd, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1986 Chateau Clerc Milon, Pauillac
Replies: 14
Views: 730

Re: TN: 1986 Chateau Clerc Milon, Pauillac

Thanks for the note... I agree that Clerc Milon is one of my soft spots in Bordeaux, though it doesn't seem to get much love here. Love the Pauillac graphite and dark fruit, and the price point is fair. I've bought a number of older bottles at auction and had generally good experiences - I have a 76...
by Eric Sch
May 20th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GG's - What to drink young and what to age
Replies: 90
Views: 3554

Re: GG's - What to drink young and what to age

Had a 2017 Lauer GG last night, it was nice but only felt like a preview of what it could be in 10+ years.
by Eric Sch
May 19th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?
Replies: 21
Views: 1224

Re: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?

We couldn't even read the labels in Croatia but loved it, really enjoyed the wines, amazing pairing with the local seafood.
by Eric Sch
May 19th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s raining again/still, time to do a cellar inventory.
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: It’s raining again/still, time to do a cellar inventory.

Mine isn't great as I am split between my offsite and the basement of a rental home while we build our new house. I'm doing a terrible job at tracking what is here and what we are drinking. I plan to inventory on the way in to the new cellar as we move in. Given how much is in my locker, that ought ...
by Eric Sch
May 10th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 754
Views: 47790

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Flying to Michigan today with a bottle of Vilmart Cuvee Rubis to share with my Mom. After 45 years they are selling the house I grew up in, and purchasing a condo less than half the size. Mom has done amazing work on the business side to get the house sold, and also to simplify their life by selling...
by Eric Sch
May 7th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1355

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

I also had a very nice bottle of the 14 Les Choiselles last week. Though I do intend to drink though my 14s faster than originally planned.
by Eric Sch
May 4th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3949

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

David_K wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 7:08 pm
Yes, the Chidaine '14s went to hell *really* fast. A shame because they were amazing on release.
I had a 14 Les Choisilles this week and it was very good over 2 nights. I've had a couple that were more advanced than they should be but that's not been the case for all.
by Eric Sch
April 22nd, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 446
Views: 42627

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Not much to look at now, as our new house is under construction and targeted for completion in late July. Should have insulation installed later this week. It's good size, about 14x18. Not sure what the total bottle count will be but I'd guess 2500 won't be a problem. Better not be 😂 It's on the nor...
by Eric Sch
April 15th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86328

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Got a rare shutdown on the 14 Vilmart. Luckily I got some of the other bottles I asked for recently. Going to stop saying what however to avoid generating more demand.

Just about shipping time... ugh. The best of times and the worst of times. Need more space!
by Eric Sch
March 22nd, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 754
Views: 47790

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Long weekend on Maui without the kiddo, relaxing at Hotel Wailea. Had a NV Moussé Fils Rosé Tradition at Spago last night, dark color with fresh cranberry fruit, medium acid level, with a bit of minerality on the finish. Love the producer and first time I've had this bottling - it doesn't even appea...
by Eric Sch
March 22nd, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?
Replies: 118
Views: 4590

Re: Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?

Needed a wine to drink while designing the cellar layout for our new home on Tuesday evening, so I pulled a Chidaine NV Method Traditionelle bubbly. Such a unique wine, I really enjoy it. Lots of round lightly bruised yellow fruit, some Asian pear, and waxy lanolin, with a little bit of oxidation. S...
by Eric Sch
March 20th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker: Entering Cost of Wine Shipments
Replies: 48
Views: 1701

Re: CellarTracker: Entering Cost of Wine Shipments

I enter only the per bottle cost, no shipping. I know based on the vendor field approximately what the shipping uplift was (lower for West coast vendors, none from in town, etc) but don't really need to log it as the cost later isn't generally that important to me.
by Eric Sch
March 3rd, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Vin Wine Merchants
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Grand Vin Wine Merchants

Will also add my voice to the chorus, have previously purchased wine from Grand Vin and was happy with the transactions.
by Eric Sch
February 28th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shifting My Cellar
Replies: 41
Views: 2872

Re: Shifting My Cellar

I'm now a touch over 20% Champagne but that number continues to rise as I slowly drink through a lot of older purchases, and the last couple of years my purchasing has been over 30% Champagne. I know I see FMIII show up a lot on the CT "Friends with This Wine" list! I tend to overbuy a bit as our in...
by Eric Sch
February 24th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?
Replies: 86
Views: 2290

Re: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?

Generally I like trocken younger and Auslese and BA older. But I'm an equal opportunity tippler and buy across the pradikats.
by Eric Sch
February 18th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Moussé Fils Champagne Special Club Extra Brut Rosé de Saignée
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: TN: 2012 Moussé Fils Champagne Special Club Extra Brut Rosé de Saignée

This was one of the best Champagnes I had in 2018 and the best Special Club bottling I've had to date. I've tried the 2013 once now and have several bottles in storage. The 13 seemed a bit lighter fruit than I remember the 2012. Thanks for the note!
by Eric Sch
January 28th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: STILL GOING! Princess and the Peasant Old Vine Carignan: 35% off / PENNY SHIPPING on cases
Replies: 36
Views: 1608

Re: STILL GOING! Princess and the Peasant Old Vine Carignan: 35% off / PENNY SHIPPING on cases

Thanks for running it long as I needed the extra time! Picked up my third annual case of the Carignan. Great wine and a great value, we've shared it with lots of folks and it always gets a positive reception. Thanks for participating!
by Eric Sch
January 28th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 129
Views: 5027

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!

Bill if you still have any left, can you reserve a 6pack of the 2014 for me with local pickup? Send me a PM, happy to pay immediately.
by Eric Sch
January 28th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 82
Views: 5438

Re: Flannery Beef!

Thanks for participating once again! Picked up a Younger Crowd and threw in some Adventurous Burgers and Shortloin Tails from the Deals section for good measure. I also tend to go for Ribeyes myself, but have been able to subsist on New Yorks for the last couple of years. First world problems, but I...
by Eric Sch
January 28th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chugmate wine glass - seriously???
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Chugmate wine glass - seriously???

My mom actually got me one for Christmas 2017. Not quite sure if she was serious or not. I'll be figuring out it's approximate donation tax deduction value when completing taxes in the next few weeks [cheers.gif]
by Eric Sch
January 24th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon
Replies: 14
Views: 959

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon

Vincent is a great guy and his wines are among the best values in the Valley. We go through a LOT of the Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc in our house. Happy to support him and restock for summer. Thanks for supporting WB Vincent, and I heartily recommend them to those who enjoy Oregon wines!
by Eric Sch
January 18th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86328

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Yong, to me, nothing wrong with drinking and enjoying this now. I love structure, acid and energy and conversely don't care for aged characteristics of wine, regardless of type. In sum, drink one and see what you think. I plan to open another soon, as I bought some more. We like our rose with a bit...
by Eric Sch
January 18th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86328

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Agreed with FMIII, the Mousse SC Rosé is great stuff, all Meunier. The 13 was one of my Champagnes of the year 2018. Tried the 14 a couple weeks ago and it's also tasty but young, I'm giving it a bit of time to relax.

I also grabbed a couple more yesterday, best pricing I've seen.
by Eric Sch
January 14th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Determining flawed/bad/corked wine directly from restaurant cellar
Replies: 23
Views: 1102

Re: Determining flawed/bad/corked wine directly from restaurant cellar

We ordered a 96 Roagna Crichet Paje at a nice restaurant here in town last weekend. Upon open and initial pour, the band-aid was incredibly strong and only got worse with a few minutes in the glass. The somm took a glass and agreed the wine was not correct. The wine was taken back and we had the sta...
by Eric Sch
January 11th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86328

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Just took delivery of 7 cases yesterday, the locker is packed with tons of good bubbs. Excited to get the 2013 Mousse Special Club Rose. Got to sample it this past weekend at Antica Terra and it's quite tasty though quite young. The 2012 wowed us earlier in 2018. I did get a bottle of the 2008 Pol W...
by Eric Sch
January 7th, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘05 Baumard Quarts De Chaume-Kick Ass!
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: ‘05 Baumard Quarts De Chaume-Kick Ass!

Ended up having some 73 QdC yesterday, bottle was singing and showed beautifully. Nicely resolved, just really tasty stuff.
by Eric Sch
January 6th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘05 Baumard Quarts De Chaume-Kick Ass!
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: ‘05 Baumard Quarts De Chaume-Kick Ass!

Absolutely love QdC. Haven't popped an 05 i some time, but sounds like I need to sometime soon. Love the richness and depth of flavor.
by Eric Sch
December 31st, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

Ibuprofen, Mucinex and cough syrup Grand plans for lobster and Champagne have been put on hold. That's our plan as well. Too much work travel in December plus a holiday trip has wiped out my immune system, then we had sick kids at the family Xmas. Our household will be celebrating by popping a fres...
by Eric Sch
December 30th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV José Michel & Fils Champagne Cuvée du Père Houdart
Replies: 24
Views: 947

Re: TN: NV José Michel & Fils Champagne Cuvée du Père Houdart

Good discussion on this interesting wine. Didn't realize I have 6 bottles and it doesn't sound like I should hold many for any appreciable time, so I need to do some taste testing soon. I'm just getting over a head cold and my palate isn't great, but maybe this Friday.
by Eric Sch
December 29th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV José Michel & Fils Champagne Cuvée du Père Houdart
Replies: 24
Views: 947

Re: TN: NV José Michel & Fils Champagne Cuvée du Père Houdart

Have a few of these from Envoyer and a local distribution (both the same assemblage released in 2018) but have not sampled one yet. I look forward to trying one of these so thanks for the note! In general I find the Jose Michel wines underwhelming, lacking a bit of depth and character. I actually po...
by Eric Sch
December 20th, 2018, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article on Champagne in Portland
Replies: 18
Views: 1201

Re: Article on Champagne in Portland

I know I'm doing my part. It's my biggest single holding, eclipsing any other Region. Can't wait to get back from this work trip tonight and pop a bottle with my wife.

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by Eric Sch
December 17th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86328

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Took a quick lunch and dropped by Envoyer today, as the November boat is unloaded. Saw a # of your names on the sides of boxes. Man, a lot of stuff came in, fo sho. Picked up a nice haul of bubbly. Mousse, Falmet, Mouzon-Leroux......lots of cool things to cram into the cellar after work today. That...
by Eric Sch
December 14th, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition
Replies: 78
Views: 6147

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition

Cases of 2015 Eyrie Original Vines Pinot Gris for 199. The vines have phylloxera and won't last as long as the wine will. 1986 Rieusssc 6L for $240 in OWC, direct closeout from distributor. 1945 Château Talbot 1.5L from same, they've had it since the early 70s. $500 Also lucky to get things at whole...
by Eric Sch
October 26th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Biggest Bottle
Replies: 51
Views: 1964

Re: Your Biggest Bottle

We did a 6L of 86 Rieussec for our 10th anniversary party this year. Insulin served on the side....? That would call for a flock's worth of foie gras! Bet you were trying to think of an occasion to use that bottle for awhile. Yeah we did a special custom sushi menu at Nodoguro in Portland with our ...
by Eric Sch
October 26th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Biggest Bottle
Replies: 51
Views: 1964

Re: Your Biggest Bottle

We did a 6L of 86 Rieussec for our 10th anniversary party this year. 16 people drank about 1.5L. grouphug We poured the rest into 750s and shared them over the following month. Outside that, I have a couple 3L of birth year wine for my daughter. CT says I have just over 100 mags. They are shoved int...
by Eric Sch
October 23rd, 2018, 11:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86328

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I buy more Rubis every time its offered. I have plenty stashed to try and get some age on it but it's very good value so I continue to add more, 3-4 at a time. I also put in for a couple CdC.
by Eric Sch
October 11th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5 superb Vilmart champagnes
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: 5 superb Vilmart champagnes

That's awesome to get that assignment, great spread of Vilmart. Just took delivery of a bunch of those from Envoyer. The Rubis is a great rose and I look forward to aging a few bottles.
by Eric Sch
September 29th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos des Papes
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Clos des Papes

I love the wines and my wife and I visited in 2015 and were able to taste with Paul-Vincent. However the most recent offer I received was $129 for the 2016, and at that price I am no longer a buyer. The same day I got a Beaucastel offer at 79.
by Eric Sch
September 28th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86328

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I have to think that several of you have quite a bit coming. Yeah my single biggest shipment ever... I had to ask them to ship in two separate batches as my off-site storage can't fit that many shippers at once. Sooo much good stuff though, LOTS of bubbs and some nice birth year wines for my daught...
by Eric Sch
August 20th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1000
Views: 53383

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

My last response from Heaven was almost 2 weeks ago, the last few have been from Carina.

I did pick up a few more 2015 Burgs last week from the mixed lists... Think I'm getting close to maxing my daughter's birth year stash.
by Eric Sch
August 10th, 2018, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dönnhoff - Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 7
Views: 371

TN: 2015 Dönnhoff - Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Nahe)

Thanks for the note, went long for daughter's birth year including baseball bats. Tempting to pull one but will probably try a GG first.
by Eric Sch
August 7th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: buying deeper or wider?
Replies: 31
Views: 1820

Poll: buying deeper or wider?

Yes. :)

Continuing to try new things, and cellaring more bottles of known good producers. Pretty much full up so trying to be selective, but having a kid in 2015 was not helpful... just too much good wine.
by Eric Sch
August 1st, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Jamet Cote Rotie, 1996 Coche Dury Meursault, et al
Replies: 5
Views: 489

1990 Jamet Cote Rotie, 1996 Coche Dury Meursault, et al

We had a 90 Chave Hermitage last Friday that was stellar - alive, vibrant, and complex. Unfortunately we had a dead 78 Vosne Romanee, but we totally forgot about it thanks to the Chave.

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