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by amjohnstone
August 12th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé [SOLD]
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: FS 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé

These have been sold.

Thank you for your interest.
by amjohnstone
August 9th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Balvenie single barrel 25 year, 1974 in cask
Replies: 1
Views: 397

FS: Balvenie single barrel 25 year, 1974 in cask

Not much of a whiskey drinker, and so, I'm liberating this: one 750ml bottle of The Balvenie, single barrel malt scotch whisky, aged 25 years, drawn from a single cask (no. 13142), with an in cask date of 8.10.74 and a bottling date of 12.9.00. This particular bottle is no. 67. It comes with the ori...
by amjohnstone
August 8th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé [SOLD]
Replies: 2
Views: 446

FS 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé [SOLD]

Six (6) bottles of 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé, bought on release and since then stored in temperature controlled cellar. The bottles are in Chicago, but I can ship anywhere. If bottles appear at retail, they're usually priced in the range of $280-$300. At auction, they go for a bit less. I'm looking for...
by amjohnstone
July 29th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 141820

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Tapped out right now for a variety of reasons. And so my most recent Bedrock order was decidedly modest. To honor (compensate?) for the occasion, I opened a 2013 Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel. Not from one of my bottles but rather from a bottle I picked up at auction recently. As Rich would say, it has...
by amjohnstone
June 17th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2011 and 2012 Aubert Chardonnay assortment (UPDATE: SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 228

FS: 2011 and 2012 Aubert Chardonnay assortment (UPDATE: SOLD)

As concession to my evolving tastes and limited storage, I'm looking to move nine Aubert chardonnays, all bought on release from the winery and kept in temperature controlled storage ever since: 1x 2011 UV-SL 1x 2011 Napa 1x 2011 CIX 1x 2011 Ritchie 1x 2012 UV-SL 2x 2012 Ritchie 2x 2012 CIX How abou...
by amjohnstone
May 2nd, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Next of Kyn Nos. 7-9 and The Third Twin
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: FS: Next of Kyn Nos. 7-9 and The Third Twin

I have tentative deals for all of the NoK and the Third Twin. I'll update this thread if any buyers fall through. In the meantime, thanks for everyone who has expressed interest.
by amjohnstone
May 2nd, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Next of Kyn Nos. 7-9 and The Third Twin
Replies: 1
Views: 443

FS: Next of Kyn Nos. 7-9 and The Third Twin

Need to make room in the cellar. So, I'm offering up the three most recent releases of Next of Kyn. These are complete sets with three bottles and a magnum, in OWC. Bought on release from the winery and stored in temperature controlled cellar ever since. And the inaugural release of The Third Twin, ...
by amjohnstone
April 28th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2002 Selosse Millésimé
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: FS: 2002 Selosse Millésimé (SOLD)

Sold. Thanks for your interest.
by amjohnstone
April 25th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2002 Selosse Millésimé
Replies: 1
Views: 450

FS: 2002 Selosse Millésimé

Two bottles of 2002 Selosse Millésimé. W-S low is $800. But recent auction prices appear to be hovering in range of $500. Selling these because, frankly, this particular Millésimé isn't too my taste. I greatly prefer my bottles of late 1990s vintage Selosse or the 2003, 2004 Millésimé. Anyway, make ...
by amjohnstone
April 13th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2737

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

I get answering anonymous polls like this, but I'm always surprised by the specificity in which people post about how many bottles they own and how much they cost. Yeah, I wouldn't divulge specifics either. Because it's personally embarrassing how much of my income I spend on Champagne. Basically, ...
by amjohnstone
April 4th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive Selosse
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: TN: Comprehensive Selosse

Anyone know how one determines the base vintage on the "base" bottles like Substance? I'm working from memory, but I don't think Selosse puts the base vintage on the label. Substance doesn't really have a base vintage anyway. It's a true solera, dating back to 1986. But the youngest / newest year i...
by amjohnstone
April 4th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chartogne-Taillet Fiacre Tête de Cuvée 2002
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: TN: Chartogne-Taillet Fiacre Tête de Cuvée 2002

Although I love the new wines CT is making, it's sad they've stopped making the Fiacre.
by amjohnstone
April 3rd, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive Selosse
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: TN: Comprehensive Selosse

Despite collecting the wines for years, this was the first time I've ever had more than a handful of Selosse wines at a single go. It was fascinating. It's trite to say that the house style is oxidative, but I can't think of another word that captures the common thread that runs through all the wine...
by amjohnstone
February 10th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lallement question
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Lallement question

Aranud might be related to Jean-Luc, but Arnaud comes from a family that owned a restaurant in Châlons-sur-Vesle. So, I'd guess it's a distant relationship, at best.
by amjohnstone
February 5th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?

Found this blurb in Esther Mobley's 2016 Winemaker of the Year profile: Cruse hopes to make traditional-method sparkling wine under Cruse Wine Co., too — but it won’t be like Ultramarine. He pictures a nonvintage, California-appellated sparkling, meant to sketch his vision of California beyond a sin...
by amjohnstone
February 5th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 9:53 am
other than ultramarine?
Per the save the date email, this is a new sparkling wine being offered for the first time. And it's being offered with the eponymous wines, not with Ultramarine.
by amjohnstone
February 5th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?
Replies: 6
Views: 601

So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?

From the save the date email: For the past three years, we've been quietly working on a new sparkling wine that is finally ready to share! So mark your calendars as we will be sending an email on Tuesday, February 12th with a link to your allocation for Cruse Tradition and our other offerings. We're...
by amjohnstone
January 31st, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86327

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 8:04 am
SUPER tempted by the 07 Philliponnat Rose extra brut today.
That's a great champagne, and the price is very nice, too. I bit immediately.
by amjohnstone
January 23rd, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Under The Wire Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 29
Views: 2285

Re: Under The Wire Winter Release Save The Date

Order in. 3-3-3 plus wishlisted three Oakville Farmhouse.
by amjohnstone
January 22nd, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 4 United GPUs expiring 1/31 (update: gone)
Replies: 1
Views: 265

4 United GPUs expiring 1/31 (update: gone)

Anyone want them?

Not looking to make any money, just don't want them to go to waste. (Poor planning on my part, I know.)

If you can use them, pm me.

Update: These have been claimed.
by amjohnstone
January 22nd, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1727

Re: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release

Order in. Case and a half, including wishlisted Bedrock and 101. Interesting to see that this is the second to last vintage of Mead Ranch. They've made that wine going back at least to 1990. It's not necessarily my favorite, but I've always enjoyed it. Does anyone know why Turley will no longer be m...
by amjohnstone
January 16th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne mags / large formats
Replies: 16
Views: 1002

Re: Champagne mags / large formats

Some houses hold on to magnums longer and disgorge them later than regular bottles. There's a carrying cost associated with that, too.

And there's a scarcity aspect to the pricing. Especially outside the big houses, magnum production is pretty small.
by amjohnstone
January 11th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ruppert-Leroy Champagne Pinot Noir Brut Nature Les Cognaux
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: TN: 2014 Ruppert-Leroy Champagne Pinot Noir Brut Nature Les Cognaux

From the south, the Aube, another producer I am exploring, and wanting to visit the next time i get to the region. They're not far from Chablis, as the Aube is very far south, well away from the traditional center of Champagne, like Reims and Epernay. They're quite close to Vouette et Sorbet, Pierr...
by amjohnstone
December 20th, 2018, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs 1996
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: TN: Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs 1996

I have found the 2000 to be weirdly advanced as well. The 1998 however was nothing short of superb six years ago. I’ve understood that they have now stopped producing this cuvée. +1 with the 2000 drinking a lot older than it was. Tried it earlier this year and I was very underwhelmed. Given the ext...
by amjohnstone
December 19th, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs 1996
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: TN: Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs 1996

I have found the 2000 to be weirdly advanced as well. The 1998 however was nothing short of superb six years ago. I’ve understood that they have now stopped producing this cuvée. Wait, what? I missed this news. If Henriot isn't making Enchanteleurs, what's the house going to sell as its tête de cuv...
by amjohnstone
November 30th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 141820

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2009 Bedrock Rebecca's Vineyard Pinot Noir. On day one, this was muscled up and ripe, a little bit hot, and tasted of black cherry and caramel. Not what I expected from the first Morgan Twain-Peterson pinot I've tried, especially after almost a decade. On day two, it had settled down a bit, seemed t...
by amjohnstone
November 20th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th
Replies: 67
Views: 5365

Re: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th

Drew Goin wrote:
November 20th, 2018, 9:58 am
There's a new video on YouTube from Bedrock Wine Company highlighting the Compagni Portis Vineyard...
That wine is in short supply, apparently. I tarried a bit getting my order in, was forced to wishlist it, and was only granted one of the two bottles I requested.
by amjohnstone
November 15th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee
Replies: 82
Views: 3910

Re: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee

I am more than happy to help as well. I think an important first step is contacting the attys on our side to see what is missing and what would be useful. When I used to do things like this ages ago, the best planned cases farmed out different types of arguments to different amici. So the question ...
by amjohnstone
November 13th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee
Replies: 82
Views: 3910

Re: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee

I'm a lawyer working in house -- I run the litigation department for a Fortune 100 company -- and I would love to contribute.
by amjohnstone
October 23rd, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86327

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 10:46 am
In for three of the ‘10 CdC; anniversary vintage for us.
Can I ask the price on the CdC? I didn't get that particular email, and I love that wine.
by amjohnstone
October 7th, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2009 Abreu Madrona Ranch
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: FS: 2009 Abreu Madrona Ranch

Bump.

Make me an offer?
by amjohnstone
October 2nd, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2009 Abreu Madrona Ranch
Replies: 2
Views: 514

FS: 2009 Abreu Madrona Ranch

I'd thought I'd pruned my cellar of California cults, but amidst some cellar spelunking this weekend, I found this lonely singleton, purchased direct from the winery upon release and stored in temperature controlled ever since. Would someone care to give it a good home? My records show that it was $...
by amjohnstone
September 20th, 2018, 5:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 1 X 1988 Champagne Magnum (BUELLER?)
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: WTB: 1 X 1988 Champagne Magnum (BUELLER?)

Sadly, I doubt you'll obtain anything in that price range. The top cuvees will be at least 4x what you want to pay, and second wines from smaller houses will go for 2x in magnum size. There just isn't the depth in older champagne vintages that you see in all other wines. If you absolutely need an 19...
by amjohnstone
September 11th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86327

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

C Chen wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 11:02 am
'07 Comtes being offered at $119.99. Any buyers?
This must be one of those offer emails I'm not supposed to get. #OutsideEnovyer150
by amjohnstone
September 5th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pre Mox Caused by Clonal Selection, Pick Date, Pressing Techniques and Pre-Bottling Preparations - NOT Cork . . .
Replies: 110
Views: 3240

Re: Pre Mox Caused by Clonal Selection, Pick Date, Pressing Techniques and Pre-Bottling Preparations - NOT Cork . . .

I know one is never supposed to read the comments, but I appreciated Charles Philipponnat and Tom Stevenson weighing in. That's a pretty high signal to noise ratio for a random Drinks Biz article.
by amjohnstone
September 4th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailer/Allocation time coming again?
Replies: 105
Views: 6096

Re: Mailer/Allocation time coming again?

I'm not a flipper, but I can only imagine what's going to happen on the secondary market to Ultramarine now.
by amjohnstone
September 4th, 2018, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailer/Allocation time coming again?
Replies: 105
Views: 6096

Re: Mailer/Allocation time coming again?

Same here. For reference, last year I was offered a case, and I took it.
by amjohnstone
September 4th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Ultramarine Blanc de Noirs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Replies: 37
Views: 1759

Re: TN: 2013 Ultramarine Blanc de Noirs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast

At the risk of thread drift, the Ultramarine offer is out . . . and the allocations are small, as promised.

I ordered one three bottle lot, and I wishlisted a second. For reference, last year, I was offered a case, and I took it.
by amjohnstone
August 25th, 2018, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86327

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 6:25 pm

You mean they don't love me best?
You must not be in the Envoyer 150.
by amjohnstone
August 23rd, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 86327

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I only get about 60-70% of Envoyer's champagne offers based on what I see on this board.

I sometimes wonder if Greg manually pastes in people's addresses when he sends them.
by amjohnstone
August 22nd, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Life Cycle of champagne
Replies: 10
Views: 621

Re: The Life Cycle of champagne

Interesting article. Thanks for sharing. [A]fter disgorgement it will probably age faster, and after five years may taste older than its sibling disgorged at the normal time I've long heard this, and I am prepared to believe it. But is it really true? How much of the taste difference is attributable...
by amjohnstone
August 10th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 11185

Your dumbest purchase

I think I'm going to win this one. A bottle of 1987 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial. 27 liter. If someone wishes to join Ray atop the medal platform, there's another 27 liter of Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial in this month's Acker online, the 1970 vintage. No bids as yet. With the vig, it ...

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