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by Curtis Chen
July 7th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 1902

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Mark Y wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 7:05 pm
🤯🤯🤯. This requires math?? 😢🤦‍♂️
That's why I have to guesstimate, so... Gevrey-Chambertin and Chablis! 😃
by Curtis Chen
July 7th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: TN: 2010 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Geyservilles are impossible to age for two reasons:

1) They're so good that I can't hold off on what I have
2) I never buy enough because I tell myself to spend the money on more serious wine

Tough cycle.
by Curtis Chen
July 7th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13682
Views: 668053

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x 2017 Chateau de Beaucastel Remains one of the great wine buys in the world, snagged at $70. PS. The 2017 Pegau is still generally available for $50. What would you think the lifetime of a magnum of the Pegau would be? Seems like a pretty good option for 2017 birth year wines Envoyer is expectin...
by Curtis Chen
July 7th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Someone is Playing a Joke on Me...
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Someone is Playing a Joke on Me...

Wasn't me! What I'm sending you can withstand the heat. [cheers.gif]
by Curtis Chen
July 6th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 91
Views: 5383

Re: California Cult

Chris Crutchfield wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Overpriced, over-ripe, over-extracted, over-oaked, over-everything. The only thing lacking about them is the subtlety.
💯
by Curtis Chen
July 2nd, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1605

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

R. Smith wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:23 pm
Curtis Chen wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:22 pm
B. Buzzini wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:20 pm


Ahhh...you deleted Anne Gros...I saw some Beaune Blanc being produced. [wink.gif]
I knew I was being too ambitious by mentioning two producers! I ain't that good. [cheers.gif]
Georges Noellat actually makes a makes Meursault Cras.
RIP
by Curtis Chen
July 2nd, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1605

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

B. Buzzini wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:20 pm
Curtis Chen wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:06 pm
Georges Noellat
Ahhh...you deleted Anne Gros...I saw some Beaune Blanc being produced. [wink.gif]
I knew I was being too ambitious by mentioning two producers! I ain't that good. [cheers.gif]
by Curtis Chen
June 30th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?
Replies: 32
Views: 1775

Re: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?

Some 2018 JJ Prum just got listed at K&L Wines for special order. Wines will be available within a week. Pricey though. Hoping they pop up at other local stores for less. https://klwines.com/Products?filters=sv2_NewProductFeedYN%24eq%241%24True%24ProductFeed%24!dflt-stock-all&orderBy=NewProductFeedD...
by Curtis Chen
June 29th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13682
Views: 668053

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x 2019 VCC
6x 2017 Levet Chavaroche

Is it 2045 yet?
by Curtis Chen
June 29th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 1875

2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer

Just got the email from Shafer this morning. Priced at $300 and $625 for 750ml and magnum, respectively.

Bottle limit is 12 for the standard 750ml, one for magnum.
by Curtis Chen
June 26th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?
Replies: 32
Views: 1775

Re: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?

I used to find the Himmelreich/Wehlener Kab pretty easily at local stores, but in the past two years or so, the supply has dried up significantly. Dunno why.
by Curtis Chen
June 26th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 641
Views: 39091

Re: de Negoce offer

Not true, the Chard is still available. Makes me believe that he has many more cases of the Whites and also they just not as popular. How do I find the Chard offer? I'd probably bite on that... You should have an email. It looks like the site isn't inherently "searchable." Each release email has a ...
by Curtis Chen
June 25th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 641
Views: 39091

Re: de Negoce offer

Hold up. You guys are allowed buy wine? And they like to drink?!
by Curtis Chen
June 25th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1936

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

B. Buzzini wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 8:47 am
What's scary is if you look at the total bottles consumed...and the value! [swoon.gif] I could have bought a house! [shock.gif]
I can't bear to look at that section of CT! It's so much worse than my current cellar value, which I have to hide or else I go into liquidation mode. hitsfan
by Curtis Chen
June 25th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Based on chateaus holding back lots of stock this release, it seems they're ready to raise prices Combined with the success of this EP campaign, I'm going to say that 2020 will be more expensive all else being equal. With so many "great" vintages, I can say that only price will draw me back in, so ...
by Curtis Chen
June 24th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Terribly fun EP this year. Loved all the discussions and banter we shared. It ain't over yet! VCC Pichon Lalande Leoville Barton Pichon Baron Sociando Cantemerle Missed out on LMHB, but I'm sure I'll make up for it during the next great vintage (like 2020! Jk). Also, I bought a Laroque in honor of L...
by Curtis Chen
June 24th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Yeesh. K&L just released VCC at $260 and Les Carmes Haut Brion at $120.
by Curtis Chen
June 24th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Lee Barnard wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 12:33 pm
TW has PLL up. I'm sure it will go quick. I'm passing.
Oof at $150. I backfill 80s-90s Lalande at or close to that price. Buying some as a YOLO.
by Curtis Chen
June 24th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Interesting analysis. If you don’t throw out the top and bottom quartiles, what is the impact? The scores are already so compressed, I’m not sure that’s really necessary. Would love to see the google sheet! It's fairly similar but there is definitely some movement. I think it helps with some scores...
by Curtis Chen
June 24th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

DanielP wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 9:35 am
C Chen wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 9:18 am

Hahaha, that's my exact thought process, as well. If it sucks, I can just sell it.

Gotta give DanielP a shoutout as I buy this cellar defender. 😭😭
lol which one?
Haha, Les Carmes HB! It’d be nice to have something ready for drinking on delivery day [berserker.gif]
by Curtis Chen
June 24th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 641
Views: 39091

Re: de Negoce offer

I don't need any Rose, but the blend of N. 14 is basically the type of Rose I'm into. Damn, de Negoce is strong.
by Curtis Chen
June 24th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

I have decided to pass completely (this after loading up a cart with about 6 cases) on this vintage. The prices are attractive for the most part, but that comes with caveats. I think the prices are more in line with what I think they should have been, and simply look great based on the comparison t...
by Curtis Chen
June 24th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Back to wine... Anyone else pick up Carmes? $90 is a pretty good price, although most big outlets running at $100. I wasn't going to based on the style change, which I haven't personally had the opportunity to try but it didn't seem like what I'd want. But then Alfert tasted the 2016 and said Leve ...
by Curtis Chen
June 24th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Vince T wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 6:29 am
Back to wine...

Anyone else pick up Carmes? $90 is a pretty good price, although most big outlets running at $100.
I expect to! Haven't seen it released on my side (K&L and TW).
by Curtis Chen
June 24th, 2020, 12:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

With today's clauses, the inability to lock in the tariff and eliminate the risk is the same, but now all the retailers' terms seem to allocate the risk to the consumer. I posted way back in this thread a comparison of a few T&C's. I bought all my futures from Millesima, who did not change their T&...
by Curtis Chen
June 23rd, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

John Flanagan wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 4:16 pm
PSA: Wine Exchange has Pontet Canet for $79.25.
Keep in mind, Wine Exchange does final sales. If tariffs are imposed, you'll pay. If you cancel your pre-arrivals, they'll charge a fee.
by Curtis Chen
June 23rd, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 3:16 pm
Picked up mags of Pichon Baron and Montrose...still looking.
Balla!
by Curtis Chen
June 23rd, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Putting aside the risk of tariffs, any perspective on the ‘good deals’ at the higher end that TW just released? Looks like most were priced at market, versus those of us that were afraid the week's delay would cause prices to increase to "new market". However, no PLL or VCC as pointed out so maybe ...
by Curtis Chen
June 23rd, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Site seems fine now. I was able to order from my phone earlier (the things you do in the bathroom).
by Curtis Chen
June 23rd, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

T Mikula wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 1:43 pm
Jeff_M. wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 1:39 pm
Jeff P wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 1:19 pm
TW is up
Think we're crashing their site
Ha, yes, its moving verrrryyyy slowly. I got all my wine into my cart before it bogged down, now its just spinning when I click "checkout".
Damn, you got that far? neener
by Curtis Chen
June 23rd, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Oddly, I'm considering buying some second wines, like La Chapelle HB or Reserve Lalande. Typically not a buyer and would spend on other producers instead, but the prices aren't bad and they could make for interesting defenders. Anyone else? Could also be boredom from looking at the same listings ove...
by Curtis Chen
June 22nd, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5386

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

Oh damn. Brian McClintic just resigned from the Court of Master Sommeliers, too. https://medium.com/@brianmcclintic/court-of-master-sommeliers-resignation-letter-94ffad1acc0a He was the one who passed in Somm IIRC. Yep! He's arguably the most well-known MS within that immediate group. Pretty big ne...
by Curtis Chen
June 22nd, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 641
Views: 39091

Re: de Negoce offer

Sold ouuuut!
by Curtis Chen
June 22nd, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5386

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

Oh damn. Brian McClintic just resigned from the Court of Master Sommeliers, too.

by Curtis Chen
June 22nd, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage
Replies: 43
Views: 1404

Re: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage

YLee wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 11:05 am
Everything everyone has said is what I thought. Just wanted to see why he would tell me that. Thanks everyone for your input and confirming what I believed.
You're the guy who asks a question, gets an answer, and says, "Oh yeah, I knew that. Was just making sure."
by Curtis Chen
June 21st, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTT:MacDonald
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: WTB/WTT:MacDonald

AD Northup wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 6:10 am
David Baum wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 12:59 am
750’s, mags or 3 liters?
Barrels
That's just for Andrew's post-Peloton ride, too. [highfive.gif]
by Curtis Chen
June 19th, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

To add a bit more to the mix, I spoke with a few people with decades of barrel tasting experience who say that 2019 is not the heralded vintage that many are led to believe. Have they tasted the 2019s? The critic notes I’ve read all had samples sent to them as barrel tastings were canceled due to C...
by Curtis Chen
June 19th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Split a case of 2010 GPL?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Split a case of 2010 GPL?

Might be rough. Pre-arrival case. Not gonna know shipping costs until later and not gonna pay for shipping twice.

Would be down for a split, if possible, though.
by Curtis Chen
June 19th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Love the discussion. I like what Keith has been saying, along with Jeff's responses. To add a bit more to the mix, I spoke with a few people with decades of barrel tasting experience who say that 2019 is not the heralded vintage that many are led to believe. Definitely not in the same class as 05, 0...
by Curtis Chen
June 18th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Bought a few cases of classics today: Sociando, Cantemerle, and Leoville-Barton.

It's no coincidence, seeing that Neal and Alfert have traversed into this thread. [cheers.gif]
by Curtis Chen
June 17th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12037
Views: 449868

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 7:15 pm
2017 Edmond Vatan Sancerre Clos la Néore

Oh momma.
😭😭
by Curtis Chen
June 16th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Tomorrow’s releases: - Ausone : Velvety, ripe fruits, great balanced wine, bright acidity with a very long finish - Leoville Barton : Beautiful concentrated and delicious fruit, dense and fresh tannin, powerful and fine style. - Langoa Barton : Concentrated and round fruit, firm, and fresh tannins,...
by Curtis Chen
June 16th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived

Avoid wines associated with Michel Rolland and you've eliminated a good chunk.

VCC, Montrose, and Pichon Lalande are on my list for this year. Calon Segur is good. Not convinced with GPL.
by Curtis Chen
June 16th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

The 2019 EP thread has now found the mystical drinker of white Bordeaux!
by Curtis Chen
June 16th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This just arrived at my door.
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: This just arrived at my door.

Jelly.
by Curtis Chen
June 16th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 55
Views: 5385

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Love it. It's the only glass I use these days! Awesome for beer, as well.
by Curtis Chen
June 12th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Any word on VCC release? That'll likely be the only thing I buy.
by Curtis Chen
June 12th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Total Wine just added Haut Brion (399), La Mission (255), and Calon Segur (90).

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