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by Eric Sch
November 11th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4812

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Yeah, so far with our purchasing rate, that hasn't been a problem. She's an enabler as I said. But at some point, that inflection point occurs for sure. But hopefully both us and the Champagne will be gracefully aged at that point :) Oh, and her fave is LGD, so we're nicely stocked on that. And paid...
by Eric Sch
November 11th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4812

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

A LOT. It's our wedding year and given the quality of the vintage, we went very long. CT currently says 211 bottles of 71 wines, and I'm sure I'll find a few more yet. I like to joke to my wife that we gauge our love by the amount of Champagne in the cellar. Judging my her level of enablement, I'm n...
by Eric Sch
November 8th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne to cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: Champagne to cellar

We like aged rose and have had some great bottles of aged Billecart and others, so I put down a variety of those including B-S, Aubry, Vilmart, etc. I buy a few Grande Marques as well, typically Veuve LGD, especially our wedding year of 08. I dont buy Krug or Dom though, as the house preferences run...
by Eric Sch
November 3rd, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Using old decanters
Replies: 20
Views: 1044

Re: Using old decanters

We use an old decanter that belonged to my wife's grandparents. We believe it to be at least 60 years old. It's very basic but has a small void built in that can hold a couple of ice cubes to keep whites cool. And it always makes us think of them when we use it - they both enjoyed their beverages.
by Eric Sch
November 1st, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese 'Schmitt'
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: TN: 2017 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese 'Schmitt'

Thanks for the note, will have to pick some up. Love S-O as a producer, great consistency across the range, and Johannes is just a really nice guy in general.
by Eric Sch
October 19th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 81
Views: 3997

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

I know of one importer who is working with their sources to relabel just above the cutoff of 14.1 % to avoid the tarriffs.
by Eric Sch
October 12th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Fizzy Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: A Fizzy Oregon Pinot Noir

Was it Cameron? I've returned some of that due to secondary fermentation.
by Eric Sch
October 12th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 5838

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

08 Diebolt Vallois Fleur de Passion really stands out in my memory, along with a 99 Billecart Salmon Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart.
by Eric Sch
October 6th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Burger in Each State
Replies: 64
Views: 3109

Re: Best Burger in Each State

I don't even want to admit how many times I've gone to Umami, each time thinking that finally it will live up to my expectations (maybe I ordered wrong, maybe they were having an off day, maybe I just wasn't in the right mood...) and ending up disappointed.... That's how I feel about Shake Shack. S...
by Eric Sch
October 6th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1149
Views: 64350

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I've backed off as prices have gone up. Buying 1-2 of things where I previously may have purchased 3-6. Moved to other producers or stopped buying some things altogether. Definitely have seen appreciation in BDX, Rhone, and Germany. Not related to tariffs but local Pacific Northwest wines have seen ...
by Eric Sch
October 5th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Spatlese
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: 2001 Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Spatlese

Love Christoffel and the 2001s are awesome. Trying to keep my hands off but recently had both Prum and Selbach and loved them.
by Eric Sch
September 18th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 901
Views: 59411

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I've had really, really good wines from Rodez, some flawed/weird wines from Rodez, and a number of boring bottles too. Overall, I've found that from year to year and cuvee to cuvee, the wines are inconsistent. When you get a good one though, they are really nice stuff. Totally agree. I've had a cou...
by Eric Sch
September 16th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 2029

Re: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley

That thread looks pretty Napa focused.

I personally am stoked as I have been waiting for a cool vintage here in the WV. Watching Harvest carefully.
by Eric Sch
August 30th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart

Drank my last bottle at a friend's 40th a few backs back. It was spot on and just really wonderful. Sent a glass back for the restaurant owner and he came running out to ask what it was. I also paid around 60 for it - would buy like crazy around that but I buy less B-S than I would otherwise like du...
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: 440

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: 1895

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: 1645
Views: 94628

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: 901
Views: 59411

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: 1482

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: 4154

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: 1149
Views: 64350

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: 754

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: 3748

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: 1258

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: 836

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: 901
Views: 59411

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: 20
Views: 1728

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: 4084

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: 451
Views: 45198

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: 1645
Views: 94628

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: 901
Views: 59411

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: 4653

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: 1743

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: 961

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: 2917

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: 2356

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: 172

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: 1921

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: 6170

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: 6219

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: 478

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: 1105

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: 1645
Views: 94628

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: 1645
Views: 94628

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: 1141

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: 1645
Views: 94628

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: 632

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: 632

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: 1961

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: 30
Views: 1360

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.

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