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by C Chen
August 30th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese
Replies: 21
Views: 594

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese

Dennis Atick wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 5:02 am
Mike Evans wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 10:04 pm
While everything was good, the 2001 Prum and the fish and tofu in pickled pepper sauce were definitely the stars of the evening.
Yum-o
Damn, food looks awesome. Kickass wine, too.
by C Chen
August 29th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56182

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

They already said it takes a certain amount of spend to receive certain/all offers.
by C Chen
August 18th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 108
Views: 5167

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

ClayS and JordanL should be BFFs. [wow.gif]
by C Chen
August 16th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 44
Views: 1493

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

Agree with Seiber. Also, 08 Cristal > all.
by C Chen
August 12th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3415

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

Krugs > Envoyer specials
by C Chen
August 12th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56182

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone have experience with Samuel Billaud bottles compared to Billaud Simon?
by C Chen
August 11th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 champagne question
Replies: 46
Views: 3603

Re: 2008 champagne question

I've never understood drinking young Dom Perignon. To me, it is just way too reductive for the handful of years after the release. The smoky character mentioned by William above is what dominates a young vintage - often up to a point that the wine really doesn't smell of anything but gunpowder smok...
by C Chen
August 11th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 champagne question
Replies: 46
Views: 3603

Re: 2008 champagne question

Thanks for posting this crickey - Similiar questions/dilemma... Not trying to hijack the thread... for the well versed Champy drinkers/collectors, where would you place Bollinger in regards to the 3 above? At ~125/b, and “great scores”, seems like an ok idea for me to throw some in the back of cell...
by C Chen
August 11th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 9617

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

'64 Dom Perignon
'08 Cristal
'08 Allemand Reynard
'15 Allemand Reynard
'15 Gerard La Landonne
by C Chen
August 9th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:08 Veuve Cliquot Vintage Champagne Brut
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: TN:08 Veuve Cliquot Vintage Champagne Brut

Damn. Sounds great!
by C Chen
August 9th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56182

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

John J wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 3:15 pm
And now the Vilmart offer [cry.gif] Envoyer is a straight crackhouse.
Yeah, the Grand Cellier is so, so good. Definitely my favorite Vilmart bottling.
by C Chen
August 9th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just hit the 1K milestone
Replies: 64
Views: 2891

Re: Just hit the 1K milestone

Dude, that is a lot of wine. At some point, are you concerned your palate is gonna shift? Will you have bottles you may not want to pop into anymore? This is exactly why I don't buy in large quantities, unless the wine is really that special (which is rare). Even when I buy 50-100 bottles over a mo...
by C Chen
August 9th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Replies: 45
Views: 1903

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan

Loved the insight. Thanks for the details and musings.
by C Chen
August 9th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11653
Views: 555599

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 11:27 am
Looking forward to getting some Taittinger Comtes but a little concerned at the pricing.
What do your elf eyes see?
by C Chen
August 8th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56182

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Whenever I see '08 Veuve at that price, I want it. Then I tell myself it's Veuve and to put that money towards '08 Dom/Cristal. Then I mildly regret not buying '08 Veuve. Repeat cycle. There are a lot of Veuve haters. I suspect because the NV is so ubiquitous. I don't understand those people. Also,...
by C Chen
August 7th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56182

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Whenever I see '08 Veuve at that price, I want it. Then I tell myself it's Veuve and to put that money towards '08 Dom/Cristal. Then I mildly regret not buying '08 Veuve.

Repeat cycle.
by C Chen
August 7th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56182

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

YLee wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Sh@n A wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 11:37 am
sales tax!
?
In the past weeks, they weren't charging sales tax (wonder how much they incurred). Just got a order confirmation this morning with sales tax. Brought the total up a few bucks. [pwn.gif]
by C Chen
August 1st, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1596
Views: 88761

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Josh Grossman wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 9:24 am
Giving the Remy Massin Champagne Brut Millésimé a try. Good notes on CT and 2008.
Hope it's great! Was really curious about it.
by C Chen
July 31st, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Bailly vs. Les Carmes Haut Brion
Replies: 31
Views: 2056

Re: Haut Bailly vs. Les Carmes Haut Brion

Great thread and all, but I'm just here for Alfert and Leve. [cheers.gif]
by C Chen
July 31st, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56182

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Asked for a few '07 LdH Vina Tondonia half bottles. Fingers crossed! Same, although I haven’t heard back yet Same, haven’t heard back. Posted at 8:00am and I replied 8:05am requesting eight. I am a fan of 375’s. Got the confirmation for these! A bit relieved, I have to say, considering a friend ord...
by C Chen
July 31st, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Trio Duel - Allemand Reynard, Chave Hermitage, Xavier Gerard La Landonne
Replies: 19
Views: 1292

Re: 2015 Trio Duel - Allemand Reynard, Chave Hermitage, Xavier Gerard La Landonne

Agreed with Ed and Robert. Thanks so much for these, Charlie. I was like 🤯 throughout.
by C Chen
July 28th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5450

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

So many posts, so few pics. *tears*
by C Chen
July 28th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56182

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Asked for a few '07 LdH Vina Tondonia half bottles. Fingers crossed!
by C Chen
July 28th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier Rubis
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2010 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier Rubis

Kirk.Grant wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 4:34 am
For me it's the depth that comes with time. In my experiences I find that the Vintage show in their youth to be very similar to the MV. The shift comes with age for me.
Got it. Thanks for the insight, Kirk! Appreciate it.
by C Chen
July 28th, 2019, 12:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 2913

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

I don't think they are as popular with a lot of people on this site, but I really love a lot of the wines coming out of Paso Robles (I'm more into big, full bodied, fruit driven reds), especially their GSM blends and Rhone varietals and even their Tempranillo. From Paso, I really like: - L'Aventure...
by C Chen
July 27th, 2019, 11:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3572

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

At this point in time, I’ve seen overwhelmingly more fake Petrus from Chinese sources than real. Smart decision to reject the bottles.
by C Chen
July 27th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier Rubis
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2010 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier Rubis

Reads like a regular Rubis. What would you say is the biggest difference between vintage and MV?
by C Chen
July 19th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '14 or '15 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: '14 or '15 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays

'15. Balla. Saw it for $270 on Envoyer shelves.
by C Chen
June 15th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Taste Talk
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Champagne Taste Talk

You'll get a range of answers here. Find people whose palate aligns with yours, then see what they enjoy drinking or ask for their thoughts.
by C Chen
June 15th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3847

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

ykwon wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 2:43 pm
If it were me I’d put a camera in the cellar. You would know 100% who is taking the wines.
100% this. Otherwise, it's just a game of "He said, she said" and you could end up with nothing but damaged relationships to show for it.
by C Chen
June 9th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1596
Views: 88761

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I prefer the Grand Cellier, but both wines are amazing values at $50.
by C Chen
June 7th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Arcadian Theresa-Noelle Rose of Pinot
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: TN: 2018 Arcadian Theresa-Noelle Rose of Pinot

Thanks for the TN. Was very curious about this.
by C Chen
June 4th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 22
Views: 2211

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

2018 Pichon Lalande at $180 per. Goddamn.
by C Chen
May 31st, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +
Replies: 17
Views: 1617

Re: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +

Levet = yum. From 2013: "2004 Vignobles Levet Cote Rotie La Chavaroche Jay M. generously let us try this as well. Just touches of the bacon and meats here, herbs are present and light pepper to combine with dark berry fruit. Oh my. That’s silky as *anything* I’m turned on by the balance here, nice ...
by C Chen
May 30th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +
Replies: 17
Views: 1617

Re: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +

Thanks for the notes, Frank. It was a fantastic evening. The "Mid Life Crisis" Flannery dry aged steaks that Viet prepped for us, along with his other dishes (I'm still drooling over that Caprese salad) were just excellent. Todd's right about Leoville Poyferre-- it's a big wine, but the bottle didn'...
by C Chen
May 29th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1596
Views: 88761

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Billecart-Salmon Rose for $59.99. Kinda want it, kinda don't. Blarg.
by C Chen
May 25th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: The 2017 Clarice Wine Company Pinot Noirs
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: TN: 2017 Clarice Wine Company Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

Cool notes, Frank. Love the additional details and further context. Didn't expect to see this so soon, but I'm glad you did!
by C Chen
May 25th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 22
Views: 1796

Re: TN: 2009 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Amen to all the comments above. Not sure why I don’t buy a case of this every year.
You and me both, brother.
by C Chen
May 25th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169045

Re: Official Costco Thread

There were some '08 Doms at Anaheim Costco this past week. $147 each.
by C Chen
May 24th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low carb diet effects on wine
Replies: 13
Views: 1049

Re: Low carb diet effects on wine

Imagine how good carbs will be. Lol
by C Chen
May 24th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16266

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Looks like now is the time to buy if you want to secure bottles of the highly rated wines that have released to date. Calon Segur is sold out in some places and the price will likely jump going forward. Domaine de Chevalier is now out at about $75. Rauzan Segla out at about $100 and sold out at Fli...
by C Chen
May 24th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Dom Pérignon Champagne (France, Champagne)
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: TN: 2006 Dom Pérignon Champagne (France, Champagne)

Was pretty disappointed with the '06. When I was hunting for '08s at Costco, I found a random '06 in a sea of '09s. Thought about it, but passed.

Hoping your other bottles show better!
by C Chen
May 21st, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56182

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Is the Marcel Lapierre Morgon worth having or do you go straight for the Cuvee Marcel Lapierre?
by C Chen
May 20th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite 1st growth
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Favorite 1st growth

by C Chen
May 20th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 13489

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

"In fact, when we made them an automatic inclusion in the program many years ago it was due to customer demand to have them included automatically."

I'd like to see the numbers behind that.
by C Chen
May 19th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 50
Views: 3228

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

Maybe you should visit a wine destination that you asked for and find out for yourself. ;)
by C Chen
May 16th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7945

Re: Robert Parker retires

Similar thoughts. I hope he enjoys his retirement, his endless appearance opportunities, his fine wine collection, and his family and friends. Love him or hate him, he revolutionized the fine wine market, led many of us to many incredible wines (and Monkey 47 gin), and is certainly worthy of the Wi...
by C Chen
May 16th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 13489

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

A while ago, I returned the bottles I received (Cab/Chardonnay) for a full refund because I didn't care for them and just wanted MB. Ended up canceling my membership shortly after.

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