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by Anton D
September 26th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?

How does Wine Spectator rate? To me it’s puzzling that for instance this year Oregon whites or California chardonnays have more 90+ points than White Burgundies. No offense to Cali whites which I enjoy - but they are on different categories of quality altogether. This may be controversial, but I do...
by Anton D
September 26th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?

Absolute by grape/variety.

Absolute regardless of price.
by Anton D
September 25th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $500 Heitz Martha's?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: $500 Heitz Martha's?!?

There is a place I know with a few bottles of that wine they got a couple years ago from winery. Been stored in temperature controlled wine fridge since. I had two and they were awesome. Think they are still there for around $130, Gonna grab em one of these days If you leave any behind, let me know!
by Anton D
September 24th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will smoke ever become part of a region's terroir?
Replies: 24
Views: 631

Re: Will smoke ever become part of a region's terroir?

T. Williams wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Anton D wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 12:05 pm
I have been told biodynamic farming renders grapes immune to smoke taint.
Only if the fire lights on a moon day.

TW
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by Anton D
September 24th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snoop Cali Red
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: Snoop Cali Red

Success!

Murder was the case they gave me!

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by Anton D
September 24th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this a first??
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Is this a first??

I just got email from First Bottle pimping the 2016 Pontet-Canet, complete with reviewers scores. Here they are: WE - 100 VN - 99 WA - 98+ JD - 98 Drum roll, please..... James Suckling - 97 Have you ever seen this before?? Wow, a "97" from Suckling? That must be some lousy wine. I think he gave Sno...
by Anton D
September 24th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will smoke ever become part of a region's terroir?
Replies: 24
Views: 631

Re: Will smoke ever become part of a region's terroir?

I have been told biodynamic farming renders grapes immune to smoke taint.
by Anton D
September 22nd, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9616

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

I assembled a mixed case, wishing I could go long as these are a top 3 winery for me.
by Anton D
September 22nd, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9616

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

45 MINUTES.
by Anton D
September 19th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”

I absolutely love Domaine de la Cote.
by Anton D
September 18th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines
Replies: 20
Views: 1756

Re: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines

There are a few mailing lists that I get antsy waiting for out of fear of missing the wines. This is one of them.

Really looking forward to these!

If anybody is on the fence, these are worth buying on faith.
by Anton D
September 16th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Some things you have learned about wine drinking?
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: Some things you have learned about wine drinking?

Don't focus on a wine's flaws.

Don't feel obliged to follow anyone else's palate.
by Anton D
September 15th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4161

Re: Latour 2009 released

Your numbers are way off. Latour produces about 11,000 cases of the Grand Vin each year. The price you’re looking at is retail, not wholesale. Latour gets between 50/60% of retail. At 50%, if they sold every bottle that is about 70 million dollars. A lot of money. But when you consider that the ent...
by Anton D
September 15th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot
Replies: 31
Views: 1783

Re: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot

I got an offer, but only for the pinot, so I threw a hissy fit and didn't click any further.
by Anton D
September 15th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14839

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:54 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:38 am
All in of course
2 6-packs and a magnum like last year?
That would be the perfect allocation.

That way, no regret for Pobega-ing a bottle early on!
by Anton D
September 15th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn Vineyards Release
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Dunn Vineyards Release

Go buy them!
by Anton D
September 15th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9616

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Love these wines!

Looking forward to them!

Yay!
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2280

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Mmmm, spicy green hatch chiles.
Nice.

Notes of liquid smoke beans?

Guilty pleasure: I make a run for the Border about twice a year - I am a sucker for their Crunchy Taco Supreme. There is something decadent and indulgent about their taco meat - moist, greasy, delicious.
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14839

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

This wine has really taken up a spot in my soul. This wine, William and Mary, Rivers Marie, and Roy Piper are my Berserker finds!

I need to get more time with Mending Wall wines, too.

I am thrilled these wines can exist. We are supporting true hand made artisanal wine making, still!
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell's New Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Taco Bell's New Jalapeño Noir

My wife has a thing for Lynch Bages with Carl’s Jr. Famous Star, but only next to the ocean in NorCal.

It really does work.

I will try this new wine with a chalupa if I can! I like the lighter ABV.
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2280

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Patrick! Perfection.
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4161

Re: Latour 2009 released

This is a toy to be milked, from a financial point of view a footnote buried really deep in corporate reports. I would guess that total revenue from Latour is not remotely 1% of the Pinault group's income. Come on, this is Yves St Laurent, Gucci, Balenciaga. Latour is nothing (unless you happen to ...
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2280

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Primitivo Radio Gods?

Rhone Justice?

The Gamay?

Tommy Bolin’s Sweet Burgundy.

Rico Soave!

Oldie: Herman’s Hermitage.
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2280

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

This news brings me great hope. I have always wanted a same-branded wine that pairs perfectly with a Big Mac and call it the “Really Effing Happy Meal!” Although, there could be some issues to work out with MacDonald Winery. [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] First Snoop Dogg, now Taco Bell. What next? Insan...
by Anton D
September 13th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4161

Re: Latour 2009 released

Their second wine is Les Forts de Latour.

11,000 cases.

132,000 bottles at about 300 a bottle?

Almost 40 million just with that bottle!
by Anton D
September 13th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4161

Re: Latour 2009 released

This is a toy to be milked, from a financial point of view a footnote buried really deep in corporate reports. I would guess that total revenue from Latour is not remotely 1% of the Pinault group's income. Come on, this is Yves St Laurent, Gucci, Balenciaga. Latour is nothing (unless you happen to ...
by Anton D
September 12th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 2948

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

mattlock wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 4:54 pm
La Pelle...it’s a bit higher than your price point mentioned at $45 but I always really enjoy it.
Good call!

Delicious!

Peter Michael L’Apre Midi is above 30 bucks but is near perfect.

Spottswoode, as mentioned!

I am sure there will be more that come to mind.
by Anton D
September 11th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5399

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

crickey wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 11:27 am
If not buying wine because the price is more than I want to pay for it constitutes boycotting, I am currently boycotting thousands of wines!
Are you not buying any wines that you bought in the past?
by Anton D
September 10th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 301
Views: 26187

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Today was unlike anything I remember here, even in 2017. Orange/yellow sky all day, very poor visibility. Peak temps of 67F in Calistoga (was 112F two days ago.) Oddly, the actual air quality was better today than yesterday by looking at online meters. But it sure did not look that way. It was like...
by Anton D
September 10th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 134
Views: 11550

Re: Wait list times

There has to be a way to 'mathify' this.

Waiting list time is proportional to the ratio of resale value of a current release on the secondary market to the release price?
by Anton D
September 9th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Moving The Collection
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Moving The Collection

I may be arriving too late, but I agree with Alex....getting friends or family on either end and then over-night shipping with cool packs may be viable.
by Anton D
September 9th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)
Replies: 24
Views: 650

Re: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)

Not everyone thinks they do improve. I can count on my fingers over 20+ years the number of times I've had a red wine taste better on day 2 or after - some aspects may improve, but a stale element appears that is too much of a detractor for me. White wines, especially with some residual sugar, do s...
by Anton D
September 9th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 301
Views: 26187

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

We have a neighbor who has about 4 acres of grapes. Zin, Syrah, Tempranillo, some Mourvedre... Saw him over Labor day and he said he was going to harvest this coming weekend. Now, day is night and ash is falling like snow flurries. He says maybe he will try to invent a wine-grape derived BBQ sauce. ...
by Anton D
September 8th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14839

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Excited to buy my usual case and 3 magnums but hoping I get a 3 Liter this year. How many years does it usually take before you get a 3L? Do you get the sauv blanc yet? When you do you'll know you are close Dang, I was happy to start getting their sparkling wine and their chardonnay. Now you tell m...
by Anton D
September 3rd, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget
Replies: 20
Views: 1867

Re: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget

Late one night after too many bottles had been opened, a friend ran out of clean wine stems so he grabbed a Riedel martini glass for a pour from a young Bordeaux. He was standing in a narrow hallway with white walls and carpet when he gave the wine a vigorous swirl. One Halloween, a friend of mine ...
by Anton D
September 3rd, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget
Replies: 20
Views: 1867

Re: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget

Cris Whetstone wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 10:19 pm
18 inches? Me thinks you consumed a large portion of it prior to it leaving the glass. [drinkers.gif]



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by Anton D
September 3rd, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?
Replies: 34
Views: 1535

Re: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?

lleichtman wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 7:48 am
Anton D wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 5:31 pm
John Morris wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 5:18 pm
This is a First World crisis of the first order.
I am planning on being allowed to vote multiple times in future polls.
Watch out, could be a felony. pileon
An very important person on TV, very important, told me I could.
by Anton D
September 2nd, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snoop Cali Red
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: Snoop Cali Red

PeterJ wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 6:52 pm
Am I the only Californian offended by the word “Cali”? [snort.gif]
No, brah, but then, I used to live in ‘Frisco.
by Anton D
September 2nd, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?
Replies: 34
Views: 1535

Re: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?

John Morris wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 5:18 pm
This is a First World crisis of the first order.
I am planning on being allowed to vote multiple times in future polls.
by Anton D
September 2nd, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?
Replies: 34
Views: 1535

Re: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?

Firefox tried to block me, but I said, "Screw you, Firefox! Todd is waiting for me!" Then, I broke free for my joyous reunion with Berserkers.
by Anton D
September 2nd, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snoop Cali Red
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: Snoop Cali Red

The man is a true renaissance man.

That Corona beer commercial loop is perfect.
by Anton D
August 31st, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 239
Views: 30268

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

FYI, Lisa Perrotti-Brown just gave the White 95 points, Grenache 95 points, and the Syrah 97 points. While I tend to be much more of a Syrah fan, her notes make me most excited for the Grenache, which she says "kicks off with meaty scents of beef drippings and peppered salami, giving way to dark fr...
by Anton D
August 31st, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stalin’s wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 2674

Re: Stalin’s wine cellar

Is there still another third to be found, or was this the final third?
by Anton D
August 30th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stalin’s wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 2674

Re: Stalin’s wine cellar

Amazing tale!

Thank you for posting it.
by Anton D
August 29th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snoop Cali Red
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: Snoop Cali Red

Rich Brown wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 6:28 pm
MarlonL wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 2:35 pm
I had a bottle of this while camping. Probably the worst hangover I've had from wine before. It was way too sweet. Skip this and grab some box wine if you must
Right, but have you ever tried it....

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by Anton D
August 27th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .
Replies: 29
Views: 2107

Re: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .

See, that's funny because he pretended to say the name of the winery, but since we never ever talk about it, he made it look as though the moderators removed it. champagne.gif Oh, I get it now. newhere Is this an inside joke regarding my post where I said "I notice that there is not much discussion...
by Anton D
August 27th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .
Replies: 29
Views: 2107

Re: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .

Craig G wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 11:31 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 10:29 am
Is this the winery we never ever talk about?
No. That’s <deleted by moderator>.
See, that's funny because he pretended to say the name of the winery, but since we never ever talk about it, he made it look as though the moderators removed it.

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by Anton D
August 27th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mega Purple Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 960

Re: Mega Purple Question?

I'd guess that might be volatile acidity, not mega purple. To me, when I suspect I'm tasting it, it's the Welch's grape juice flavor. I very well could be wrong, though. I tend to lean in your direction. For practice, and the only reason to buy them...is to try Caymus Regular Cab and Meomi's pseudo...
by Anton D
August 27th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snoop Cali Red
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Snoop Cali Red

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/snoop-dogg-wine-label-debut/index.html The 19 Crimes label has teamed up with Martha Stewart's favorite hip hopper and we will be seeing Snoop Cali red hit the shelves soon. It will be 19 Crimes' premier California red, to boot! From someone's tasting note, somewhe...

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