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by C Chen
March 26th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bulk Wine Sales
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: 2018 Bulk Wine Sales

So much hype with 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Now 2018?
by C Chen
March 25th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good wine stores to visit in Fisherman's Wharf area, San Fransisco
Replies: 20
Views: 643

Re: Good wine stores to visit in Fisherman's Wharf area, San Fransisco

timmy roos wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 6:22 am
K&L is close enough and worth a visit
Nice selection, but piss poor customer service. Seems like employees really don't want to be there. Odd, considering how their customer service is one of the best with online purchases.
by C Chen
March 13th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs
Replies: 47
Views: 2225

Re: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs

drew b wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Got in for a couple of the 4 packs. We enjoyed these immensely last year!
What, today?
by C Chen
March 3rd, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear & Loathing in Buellton: UPDATE 2 -- Dinner with Joe Davis /Arcadian
Replies: 28
Views: 2047

Re: Fear & Loathing in Buellton: UPDATE 2 -- Dinner with Joe Davis /Arcadian

Chris Seiber wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 1:55 pm
Awesome report. Joe and his wines are a treasure.
This. [cheers.gif]
by C Chen
March 3rd, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 10576

Re: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread

Howard Cooper wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 3:57 pm
Merrill Lindquist wrote:
February 26th, 2018, 7:39 am
I like this thread a lot more than the other ones that are talking about having too much wine and stopping buying.
One would expect this comment from a pusher (I mean producer).
Savage!
by C Chen
March 2nd, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Cuilleron Cavanos, 2013 Aurelien Verset Les Condemennes
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: TN: 2015 Cuilleron Cavanos, 2013 Aurelien Verset Les Condemennes

The 2013 and 2014 Verdet wines I've had were fantastic. Wish I could find more locally.

Thanks for the notes.
by C Chen
February 22nd, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 750
Views: 33313

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Long shot, but does anyone have thoughts on the 1959 Maury? Thinking of getting it for a bday gift.

Edit: They're out. GG to that.
by C Chen
February 22nd, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 750
Views: 33313

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Dennis Atick wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 1:45 pm
Nice Mugneret Gibourg cellar release today.
Too rich for my blood, sadly. Some gems.
Yeah, Gibourg is so good. Calling for YLee and Mich@el.
by C Chen
February 20th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins
Replies: 32
Views: 1389

Re: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins

ykwon wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 12:38 pm
All your champagne are belong to us
FTFY. Much disappoint.
by C Chen
February 9th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone try any of these champagnes lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: Anyone try any of these champagnes lately?

Not a fan of 06 Dom either. If you have it, the 04 is spectacular if you want to keep your hands off the 08.

Otherwise, I'd go for the 06 CdC as the Changman already selected.
by C Chen
February 9th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 750
Views: 33313

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

YLee wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 6:36 am
I have 12 full cases so far not yet shipped due to weather. Whoever is delivering it to me will HATE me.
Damn! And that's 12 full cases from just one supplier. [highfive.gif]
by C Chen
February 9th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 750
Views: 33313

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Troy Stark wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Once I retrieve my balls from her purse
[rofl.gif]

My man.
by C Chen
February 9th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2019 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 4263

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2019 Edition

lleichtman wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 9:09 am
Costco, 2008 Dom with 2 Riedel glasses for $250.
That's not a good deal. [scratch.gif]
by C Chen
February 7th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1278
Views: 63005

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

With the recent move and holidays, getting caught up on the threads I normally read. I had the chance to visit Envoyer a few months ago as well and agree: cold storage, very small inventory. I only had time to pick up quickly since my wife was with me and I didn't even look at the stock closely so ...
by C Chen
February 7th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Port
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Re: 2016 Port

I hope you are really buying it for yourself, as the odds your kid ends up liking Port are very low. Anyway, I have tasted a bunch of 2016s, and so far loved the Dow and Fonseca the most of all. Quinta do Vesuvio was also excellent, and a good value. Reviving an old thread since I'm buying some 201...
by C Chen
February 7th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 20 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Ports from 1890-2016 at Hotel Bel Air's Puck Restaurant
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: 20 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Ports from 1890-2016 at Hotel Bel Air's Puck Restaurant

Thanks for the great notes and photos, Blake. I've been deciding on which 2016 Ports to buy, so this was a fine data point. Do you have any producer preferences for any particular reasons? Good question and one that is easy to answer. My limited experience with Port has been with mostly "older" vin...
by C Chen
February 7th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 20 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Ports from 1890-2016 at Hotel Bel Air's Puck Restaurant
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: 20 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Ports from 1890-2016 at Hotel Bel Air's Puck Restaurant

Thanks for the great notes and photos, Blake.

I've been deciding on which 2016 Ports to buy, so this was a fine data point. Do you have any producer preferences for any particular reasons?
by C Chen
January 30th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bargain Champagne
Replies: 64
Views: 2888

Re: Best Bargain Champagne

Anyone ever tried any of these. Pricing Comments welcome as well French Champagnes 1. Gardet Brut Premier Cru NV (1.5L) - $65.00/bottle - free ground shipping on 2+ 2. Remy Massin Special Club Champagne 2011 - $49.00/bottle - free ground shipping on 6+ 3. Remy Massin Pinot Blanc Special Club Champa...
by C Chen
January 27th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED- LORING WINE COMPANY BD10 OFFERS - ** NEW OFFER ADDED **SAVE 50%
Replies: 39
Views: 2160

Re: LORING WINE COMPANY BD10 OFFERS - SAVE 50%

Francine Haight wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 11:59 am
Thank you Kimberly for your help...got my order in!
For the 375 Clos Pepe? Tried ordering before you and was informed via e-mail they're flat out.
by C Chen
January 27th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 81
Views: 3993

Re: Flannery Beef!

In for the NY/Wagyu horizontal! Good Call :) This set is my favorite of the two (Dad think the age set is cooler, ha). Both sets are solid insights into the two main things that set us apart - breed and age. The CA Reserve Holstein beef is a serious contender against American Wagyu (not Kobe though...
by C Chen
January 27th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7375

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Flannery NY/Wagyu Combo
by C Chen
January 27th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Arcadian - THE YEAR OF THE MAX
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

Re: Arcadian - THE YEAR OF THE MAX

Joe Davis is my favorite winemaker in California. His Pinots, Chards, and Syrahs are unparalleled.

Hope everything continues to go well with Max!
by C Chen
January 27th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 81
Views: 3993

Re: Flannery Beef!

In for the NY/Wagyu horizontal!
by C Chen
January 26th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1278
Views: 63005

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Opened a Vilmart GC last night from the most recent disgorgement. Ho-lee sh!t. champagne.gif
Man, those GCs are good. Been favoring them over the Rubis lately. Thanks for the positive report!
by C Chen
January 26th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1278
Views: 63005

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Josh Grossman wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Alas, I have 105 bottles of champagne in the cellar.
Amateur. [wink.gif]
by C Chen
January 24th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon

Thanks for sharing your story, Vincent! Excited to listen to the GrapeRadio interview.

Speaking of GrapeRadio, where have they been lately? Hearing from them less and it sucks. They had so many amazing episodes.
by C Chen
January 24th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Arcadian 2003 Stolpman Vyd Syrah
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: TN: Arcadian 2003 Stolpman Vyd Syrah

Good timing, Jay. Many Arcadian wine club bottles are being delivered today.

No Syrah for me though. :p
by C Chen
January 24th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 750
Views: 33313

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

People who has received aged ex-cellar wines in the past, in what condition were the wines? Sometimes I am hesitant to request old ex-cellar wines due to lack of bottle info in their emails. What are the neck fill level, label condition, cork, etc? TIA! Has anyone reported corked wines to Greg? Wha...
by C Chen
January 22nd, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pending deliveries… withdrawal?
Replies: 28
Views: 818

Re: Pending deliveries… withdrawal?

No kidding. Being in New Orleans there’s maybe 4-6 months that temps are cool enough to ship here. But depending on where I’m ordering from 2-4 of those months may be too cold somewhere in between. Threading the needle to get wine in here. You can always take a few of your bottles, box them up, and...
by C Chen
January 22nd, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel drinking window
Replies: 43
Views: 1747

Re: Zinfandel drinking window

But I have also enjoyed Zins that have age and have evolved. For example old Ridge Gesyervilles. I was at Amphora, in Sonoma, several years ago and saw a 2002 Zin in their library. It had retained some of its Zin characteristics but had also started to meld into aged Bordeaux territory, which I tho...
by C Chen
January 21st, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: State of Your Cellar
Replies: 53
Views: 1606

Re: State of Your Cellar

I should have known a modern day post by Clem Nieto was too good to be true! ;)
by C Chen
January 21st, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pichon Comtesse - maybe the best since 1982
Replies: 56
Views: 3746

Re: 2016 Pichon Comtesse - maybe the best since 1982

Tasted this wine last week at Spec's annual Bordeaux tasting. After reading all of these posts and press, it was the wine I was most excited to try so I tasted it first. Unfortunately it was extremely shut down. Very dark and concentrated but not expressive at all. The representative from the winer...
by C Chen
January 14th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 750
Views: 33313

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Asked for Boillot.
So good, I could cry.
by C Chen
January 11th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 64
Views: 2535

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

YLee wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Edit: just realized the post was about great wines.
Same. Oops. [highfive.gif]
by C Chen
January 11th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1278
Views: 63005

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Indeed it is cool back there. I would have no concerns about their storage. I work right down the street, so I just stopped by and grabbed a Mousse Effusion Rose. Thanks for getting me into it-- it's a kickass Champagne at only $35. Told Greg how much I loved it from the last time we drank together...
by C Chen
January 11th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 64
Views: 2535

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

The new Vilmart Rubis plain white labels are pretty ugly, too. They were far nicer in holographic pink.
by C Chen
January 11th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 64
Views: 2535

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

Never liked the Arcadian label, but Ridge is an easy winner for the ugly label contest.
by C Chen
January 11th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1278
Views: 63005

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

10 cases showed up today, oops I called them up yesterday and told them not to ship mine due to fluctuating weather. When they do ship one day I'm afraid what will be waiting for me at my door. [oops.gif] Pretty cool weather here, got some shipments in the upcoming weeks from various SoCal spots.
by C Chen
January 11th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with champagnes, Ygrec and 6 Right Bank Bordeaux
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Dinner with champagnes, Ygrec and 6 Right Bank Bordeaux

Viet Ly wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 9:28 am
Thanks for posting Blake, the Marie Courtin sounds really interesting.
When are we having our next dinner? champagne.gif
by C Chen
January 11th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1278
Views: 63005

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 ...
by C Chen
January 11th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the elephant in the room...old wine at a tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 2879

Re: the elephant in the room...old wine at a tasting

If it's blind tasting, it's real. If not, it's social signalling. +1 +1 +1 And there's an enormously subjective element. I was served a '61 Ch. Talbot a month ago, blindly. It was remarkably fresh but didn't show any distinct Medoc character. Others loved it even before it was unveiled. Me, not so ...
by C Chen
January 10th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - 2014 and 2015 Mondavi To Kalon Reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: PSA - 2014 and 2015 Mondavi To Kalon Reserve

Sick. Thanks, Tom. Gonna sign up for their newsletter now.
by C Chen
January 10th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - 2014 and 2015 Mondavi To Kalon Reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: PSA - 2014 and 2015 Mondavi To Kalon Reserve

Better than my $115!
by C Chen
January 10th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1278
Views: 63005

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

YLee wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 10:25 am
2008 Drappier Grand Sendree Brut looks good.
Sounds good, but don't know anyone who can really vouch for it. Will pass on $70 gamble.
by C Chen
January 9th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate. 1997 Arcadian "Sleepy Hollow" PN
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: The Ultimate. 1997 Arcadian "Sleepy Hollow" PN

Like the SH Pinots. For anyone curious, the only SHs left at Arcadian are the 2007 Chards. For Pinot, they have Clos Pepe, Pisoni, Francesca, and a random Fiddlestix.
by C Chen
January 9th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bargain Champagne
Replies: 64
Views: 2888

Re: Best Bargain Champagne

Robert M yers wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 7:39 am
Has anybody had any Paul Bara recently? I had a nice bottle recently but It’s been several years since I really dove in, but they used to be great value.
I had the '06 Paul Bara Comtesse. It was forgettable. Lacked distinction, I felt.
by C Chen
January 8th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1278
Views: 63005

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Wine club $200 for dom too lol, glad I stocked up a couple cases from fwgs.
Yeah, solid price. Was it $162 all-in?

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