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by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 24th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Well, I lasted all of 23.75 days. Got an offer on 2007 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Rosé Brut for $145 a bottle from JJB that I couldn't pass up. It's all about baby steps. Next goal is to extend to a full month. :)
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 23rd, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Day 23, still no purchases. Aubert, Maybach, R-M, and several others attacked my left flank, but able to successfully dodge. Envoyer full frontal assault with daily goodies. So hard. Must...hold...the line.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 22nd, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 36
Views: 3238

Re: Maybach Coming

Whats the thought process behind people passing this year? Honestly, for me it’s that the scores seem lower than past releases. I‘m not confident 2017 is a great vintage and given Napa doesn’t adjust pricing like Bordeaux, I’m passing. If I’m going to spend $200 on a bottle of wine, it better be da...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 21st, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 36
Views: 3238

Re: Maybach Coming

Passing this year.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 20th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 12
Views: 1867

Re: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

Recommend a decant for maybe a few hours. 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (3/2/2019) Finally got around to opening a bottle from my first allocation. Decanted briefly, although recommend a much longer decant. Followed over the course of a couple of hours, s...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 18th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3096

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

The epiphany for me is the family and friends I share it with.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 18th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

18 days into the new year, and zero purchased for me, wahoo!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 18th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1819

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 8:52 am
Not sure I own it yet
To be clear, I'm not asking about the last bottle you'll own before you die. I'm asking that of the wines you currently have purchased, which bottle would you most likely drink last?
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 17th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1819

What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

Of everything you have in your current cellar (or waiting to ship), what’s the last bottle you’d open and why?

Me: 2016 Sottimano Barbaresco Cottá - CT telling me not to open until 2030.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 15th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 136
Views: 15825

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

The PNs have been hit or miss for me. I think they’re better with a little age on them, say 7+ years from vintage. I’ve had a few that have rocked my world and then some that I found overly sweet with a persistent hint of orange peel. They’re definitely crowd pleasers on the lower end. Not sure I ca...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 12th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 212376

Re: Official Costco Thread

Still plenty of 2008 DP at the Southlake TX Costco...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 12th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 3023

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

Random thread conflating question: For wines you intend to cellar. How many bottles of the same wine do you get? eg I just bought a charmes chambertin GC, when presented with another coupon would you get a second bottle of the same wine or get a different GC? Of course if you have a few of the same...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 10th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Screaming Eagle
Replies: 60
Views: 7072

Re: 2017 Screaming Eagle

Sigh...I guess I’m going to have to fire up my helicopter and fly over there to find out what’s going on.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 9th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: TN: 2017 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard

I’ve got a 2012 and 2015 stashed somewhere that I may have to pull out.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 9th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 3023

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

Tip #1: Get off this website. Now. You’re in a shark-filled pool of wine enablers.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 9th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1207

Re: Chardonnay recommendations

Another vote for Mount Eden.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 5th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Compare And Contrast Champagne Vintages 2008 And 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 911

Re: Compare And Contrast Champagne Vintages 2008 And 2012

Thanks for starting this thread. Eager to hear what our experienced champagne drinkers have to say...
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by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 5th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1674
Views: 97742

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Steve L Gellman wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 11:38 am
They have the 08 Cristal at $239
I don't own any Cristal, but for those of you who've had both, is this "worth" $100 more a bottle than 2008 DP?
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 2nd, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 170
Views: 15923

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Geez, that may be the best price in the country. I’m picturing Michael chartering a helicopter and flying up there just now.
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by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 1st, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: 2013 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate

Such an underrated wine...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 1st, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33059

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

In 2019...

Purchased: 331 bottles
Consumed: 117 bottles

Clearly headed in the wrong direction!
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by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 1st, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?
Replies: 37
Views: 2354

Re: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?

Bedrock OV Zin has to be up there too.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 1st, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?
Replies: 37
Views: 2354

Re: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?

When I was able to buy N.V. Schramsberg Vineyards Mirabelle Brut Rose at Costco for $16.99 a bottle...that was an incredible value.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
January 1st, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2345

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

Appreciate your note. I went in for 2 mags and 2 750s, so disappointed to hear. I’ll sit on these for a while and see what develops.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 30th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Struggling with Wine Storage
Replies: 16
Views: 1745

Re: Struggling with Wine Storage

Third vote for Classic Wine Storage. I use their new state-of-the-art location in Southlake which they recently opened. First class people and operation.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 30th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33059

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 6:28 pm
YLee wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Wheres the cellar increase plan thread?
It’s a lurker thread, thus no posts.
It’s here!
https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/v ... 2&start=50
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 30th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lacklustre ‘05 DP; Nice ‘98 Pommard 1er Cru.
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Lacklustre ‘05 DP; Nice ‘98 Pommard 1er Cru.

Those dishes look AMAZING. That flan...yum!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 30th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your definite do NOT buy in 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 3095

Re: What’s your definite do NOT buy in 2020

I’m planning to drop several things this year: Aubert Maybach Myriad Rhys Rivers-Marie Scarecrow These are all very fine producers, but this is my final step over the past several years to shift to predominantly European wines. If tariffs impact any of my buying, so be it...might be good to go on a ...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 29th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1674
Views: 97742

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

That deal sold out quickly. Glad I was able to pick up a few bottles.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 27th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6432

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

My Ridge MB and MacDonald allocations.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 27th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6432

What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Interested in what folks will definitely be buying in 2020.

I’ll start: 2008 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 27th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 331
Views: 14877

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

I used to smoke cigars but gave it up 15 years ago. Can you legally buy Cubans these days. Fond memories of Padron, Fuentes, and some killer Cubans while working in London.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 26th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some holiday wines...
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Some holiday wines...

Mostly hits, one miss... 2011 Arnot-Roberts Syrah Griffin's Lair - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (12/25/2019) This wine pretty much sucks. I overrated it last time. It’s a shrill wine, tart like drinking cranberry juice. Nothing interesting or complex, which is disappointing consideri...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 24th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 170
Views: 15923

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

C Chen wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 10:49 am
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 10:35 am
I finally broke down and bought some of these. Everyone keeps claiming how well this is drinking now...is it an ager? Thoughts on drinking window?
LMCTTFY
Yeah, I looked at CT, but really interested in what the WB "pros" have to say. champagne.gif
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 24th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 170
Views: 15923

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I finally broke down and bought some of these. Everyone keeps claiming how well this is drinking now...is it an ager? Thoughts on drinking window?
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 23rd, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Scott Watkins wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 4:54 pm
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 4:50 pm
2008 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame
Thanks Costco [wink.gif]
I didn’t buy it at Costco. Classic Wine Storage in Southlake has these for $108 a bottle if you purchase 6 or more.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 23rd, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2008 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 23rd, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2008 Dom Perignon. Thanks Costco!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 21st, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 50
Views: 3898

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

Mattstolz wrote:
December 21st, 2019, 5:36 am
because I would think putting 50% down should lock in the price. just like I would hope retailers who I pay 100% up front on won't charge me another 40% when it arrives cuz of tariffs either.
This.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 21st, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 212376

Re: Official Costco Thread

CJ Beazley wrote:
December 21st, 2019, 8:38 am
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
December 21st, 2019, 7:55 am
Southlake, TX has 2008 Dom at $148.95.
Hey, have you seen any Lutum close outs anywhere? Did they have anything else interesting?
Thanx
Bz
Craig, sorry, but was running through there while my son was at practice, so didn’t get the lay of the land.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 21st, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 212376

Re: Official Costco Thread

Southlake, TX has 2008 Dom at $148.95.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 20th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4722

Re: Aubert-Save the date

This is one of our favorite Cali chards. They’re clearly Californian, aromatic, full bodied, and seem to age well, at least midterm (we started with 2012 vintage). It’s a wine that impresses most everyone. Worth investing in 6 bottles to try, IMO.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 19th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help! Sachet Wine List - what to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Help! Sachet Wine List - what to choose?

Thanks for all the suggestions. After asking the client what they liked, we ultimately ended up drinking two bottles of the Clos Mogador. Nice wine with potential, but too young. Somm, food, and service were all good. Glad you had a good experience at the restaurant. Thanks for sharing :) That's a ...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 19th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help! Sachet Wine List - what to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Help! Sachet Wine List - what to choose?

Thanks for all the suggestions. After asking the client what they liked, we ultimately ended up drinking two bottles of the Clos Mogador. Nice wine with potential, but too young. Somm, food, and service were all good.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 18th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help! Sachet Wine List - what to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Help! Sachet Wine List - what to choose?

I’ve got dinner with a client this evening at Sachet in Dallas. Wine list is a bunch of stuff I don’t recognize. Any recommendations on reds or whites which could be crowd pleasers? No geeky stuff please. Thanks in advance! https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59126a681e5b6cb37472a000/t/5d111deaaf...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 16th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: TN: 2017 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie

I bought some of these a while back after reading your praise of Thivin. Thanks for the reassurance!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 16th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area
Replies: 36
Views: 2064

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 12:58 pm
170+
Wow, so it’s actually dropped. For some reason, I recall getting an offer in the $125-135 range over a year ago, but I might be confused.
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by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 16th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area
Replies: 36
Views: 2064

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area

What was the price when first released?
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
December 10th, 2019, 3:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11814

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

With one CT score of 88, 2017 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre La Grande Côte. I haven’t opened a bottle yet, but something tells me I’ll be okay.

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