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by Viet Ly
October 14th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Mousse, Marie-Courtin, Copain, Rivers-Marie and Lagier Meredith
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: TNs: Mousse, Marie-Courtin, Copain, Rivers-Marie and Lagier Meredith

Well done guys. Enjoyed reading the notes!
by Viet Ly
August 26th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suntacular 2019--a bunch of Champagne TNs and some red wines
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: Suntacular 2019--a bunch of Champagne TNs and some red wines

Thanks for a fun Monday morning read Frank. Hope I can make the next one!

Here's the link for those interested:
https://www.laurashouse.org/donate
by Viet Ly
July 21st, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Pierre Moncuit - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: TN: NV Pierre Moncuit - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)

Viet, Envoyer originally offered the 2006 Millesime back in Feb 2016 for $49.99. This is at least the second offer - but at a 20% price hike. FWIW I opened a bottle last weekend and liked it very much. Stylistically it reminded me of Bollinger. Haha, I guess that’s why there are some left even thou...
by Viet Ly
July 19th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Pierre Moncuit - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: TN: NV Pierre Moncuit - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)

Thanks for the note. Envoyer offered the 2006 Pierre Moncuit Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Millésimé (Domaine Direct Late Release) for $60 on pre-arrival last week. I responded two days ago and was able to get a bottle. Heads up in case you were interested.
by Viet Ly
June 4th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: The 2017 Clarice Wine Company Pinot Noirs
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: TNs: The 2017 Clarice Wine Company Pinot Noirs

Thanks for posting notes Frank. Wine + music = happy times. I visited the Siduri (in their Santa Rosa location) in 2009 or 2010 when I first started enjoying PN. I can't remember if I met with Adam or someone else. The funny thing is even from that photo I still can't tell (insert all white guys loo...
by Viet Ly
June 3rd, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +
Replies: 17
Views: 1634

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

Thanks Frank for starting this thread. It was a busy week at home/work so I'm a little late with my post. Will post photos soon! Todd: I envy your bottles of the 2000 Chateau Leoville Poyferre as it was my WOTN. Agree with Curtis, not a "big" wine and was drinking balanced with early stage of maturi...
by Viet Ly
May 31st, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 2053

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

You and your chicken wings... Charlie, these folks wonder how you and I stay so svelte and age-defiant. Eat leanly, folks, and drink well. Alcohol tastes better than fatty meat; less calories, too. Then come cycling with us in this brutal Florida heat. Fu would last 1/2 mile. Todd's muscles are too...
by Viet Ly
May 30th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Dinner in London Recommendation?
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Dinner in London Recommendation?

Thanks Jay - Gymkhana is fully booked.. that would've been perfect - right near my hotel!. Dan - i'll send 67PM an email.. they can only say no right :) Barry - i understand and appreciate your thought. On most topics i agree it's better to consolidate (i.e. 1 TN thread on a wine vs 10 different TN...
by Viet Ly
May 14th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2276

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

Chris Seiber wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm

Costco, Whole Foods, Vons, and Other Places to Buy Expensive Wines Where Your Spouse Won't Notice on the Credit Card Statement
Guilty [wow.gif]. Also guilty of expecting you to have a full beard when we first met [wow.gif]
by Viet Ly
May 8th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59840

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone else grab some of those 2014 Produttori? I went for Rabaja x 2 and then emailed and picked up the 2015 Normale x 3 for $32 Was about to buy some 2014 riserva but a quick search in winesearcher showed a local store available for $10 less (and ready for pick up), so I purchased there. Hoping t...
by Viet Ly
May 7th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 4037

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

To clarify my post: the first bottle had a honey and waxy note which I associated with the varietal/Chenin but tasted very fresh and I did not associate it with premox. The second bottle had a very faint nose/taste like a white wine that sat in a fridge for a few days. I equated that with very sligh...
by Viet Ly
May 7th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting--PINOT NOIR from anywhere. May 5th - May 12th
Replies: 58
Views: 2503

Re: Virtual Tasting--PINOT NOIR from anywhere. May 5th - May 12th

My 'anywhere' ended up to be Willamette Valley, revisiting an old friend... (given the number of 'curmudgeon' threads we have lately) 2012 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir Curmudgeon Cuvée Armstrong Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (5/6/2019) What a transformation! Upon opening, th...
by Viet Ly
May 7th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174794

Re: Official Costco Thread

Didn't spend a lot of time in the wine aisle, but I did notice a few new Italian wines in SLO this weekend: 2015 Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti Superiore Le Orme $9.99 (we went through several of these the last time Costco had them) 2015 Castelli del Grevepesa Chianti Classico Castelgreve $12.99 20...
by Viet Ly
May 6th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 4037

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

My 2005s went south relatively quickly. Premox? We really need to get off this premox hysteria, people. There's only been one known vintage where the domaine had widespread issues with it and that was 2002. Some things to remember are that 1) Chenin tends to showy oxy with some age on it, 2) the ma...
by Viet Ly
May 6th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting--PINOT NOIR from anywhere. May 5th - May 12th
Replies: 58
Views: 2503

Re: Virtual Tasting--PINOT NOIR from anywhere. May 5th - May 12th

PN, yum. I had a glass of the 2014 DuMol RRV PN that I enjoyed a few months back. Will drink PN for dinner on Sunday for Mother's Day and report back. Edit: just remembered/entered a tasting note on a bottle of 2013 Anthill Farms PN Cambell Ranch Vineyard that we drank on Saturday: Expressive nose o...
by Viet Ly
April 25th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 9229

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

I wasn't going to look at this thread, but I succumbed. Glad I did! It isn't about Washington state wine, at all! LOL me too. Enjoyed reading all the archived posts from another era. It must have been fun to be on those OG message boards (and be at the very beginning like Tom Hill). While you guys ...
by Viet Ly
April 24th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 9229

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

I wasn't going to look at this thread, but I succumbed. Glad I did! It isn't about Washington state wine, at all! LOL me too. Enjoyed reading all the archived posts from another era. It must have been fun to be on those OG message boards (and be at the very beginning like Tom Hill). While you guys ...
by Viet Ly
April 24th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 46
Views: 2103

Re: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion

Hey Victor. I’m still trying to decipher all the inside jokes about you from the East Coast crew. You have a large persona here, based on your parsimony and various forms of chagrin/bemusement about your fellow NYers ... as far as I can tell. I don’t recall you posting a lot about actual wines. But...
by Viet Ly
April 17th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Paring Red by Jonota
Replies: 31
Views: 2420

Re: The Paring Red by Jonota

Got some nice Italian wine there including another one for 19.99 that made this last years top 100 in WS. They had the 2012 for 19.99 and then got the 13 in for the same price. Carpineto Vino Nobile di Multepulciano Riserva I drank the 2010 Carpineto Vino Nobile Riserva on Sunday, and really enjoye...
by Viet Ly
April 16th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1627
Views: 91461

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Troy Stark wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 11:04 am
Sorry, it was actually January (not trying to rub salt in the wound...)

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Lol, wow... even worse -_-;
by Viet Ly
April 16th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1627
Views: 91461

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Troy Stark wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 10:17 am
Viet Ly wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 9:50 am
I bit for a pair of the 2008 Paul Bara Special Club offered this morning.
I was surprised to see the price jumped $20/btl since they offered it back in November.
$20 increase? Remorse kicking in....
by Viet Ly
April 16th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1627
Views: 91461

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I bit for a pair of the 2008 Paul Bara Special Club offered this morning. Wanted some Marguet but I know my wife is not a fan of no dosage Champagne. We've enjoyed Paul Bara together in the past, and 2008 is our wedding vintage. Rationalizing my purchase since 2019 budget is going fast and it's onl...
by Viet Ly
April 16th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1627
Views: 91461

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Josh Grossman wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 10:02 am
Viet Ly wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 9:50 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 9:43 am
I don’t think gcdo will be hard to find at 80 a pop
What does gcdo stand for?
Grand Cellier d’Or
D'oh, thanks for clarifying Josh.
by Viet Ly
April 16th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174794

Re: Official Costco Thread

Are most of you all seeing 2009 Dom before 2008? I believe that is how Dom is releasing the bottles. [smileyvault-ban.gif] what's the issue with the question? I think C is just joking with you. Check out this article: https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/dom-perignon-2008-release-marks-the-end-of-an-...
by Viet Ly
April 16th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1627
Views: 91461

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I don’t think gcdo will be hard to find at 80 a pop What does gcdo stand for? I bit for a pair of the 2008 Paul Bara Special Club offered this morning. Wanted some Marguet but I know my wife is not a fan of no dosage Champagne. We've enjoyed Paul Bara together in the past, and 2008 is our wedding v...
by Viet Ly
March 15th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty tricks & 2010 Château de Pibarnon Bandol
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Dirty tricks & 2010 Château de Pibarnon Bandol

I did this by accident during a dinner party 10 years ago: the group was already a couple of bottles in and I decided to do a Siduri PN blind side by side, same vintage but different region (I think Sta Rita Hills and Russian River Valley). I opened the bottles and had my wife decant into two decant...
by Viet Ly
March 7th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug 164 or 165 (plus close-to-Aulani suggestions)?
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Re: Krug 164 or 165 (plus close-to-Aulani suggestions)?

Went to Aulani with two other families last year and walking to the Four Seasons next door for their Sunday brunch (La Hiki) without the kids was great. We also enjoyed dinner at Noe (even with the kids). We happily paid the corkage fees at both meals.
by Viet Ly
March 1st, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions
Replies: 115
Views: 8356

Re: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions

Thanks for posting. Cost more $ but I'm sure it feels good every time you walk by or grab a bottle from the cellar.
by Viet Ly
February 6th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 5023

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

I think Wine for Normal People sort of has this weird Anti-New World agenda. The few episodes I listened to that praise New World wines are usually from winemakers who stick to the old world style. its weird because she hosts Sonoma wine events. mostly, I think her opinions are inconsistent. she is...
by Viet Ly
February 6th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1627
Views: 91461

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Checked out the small stock area at Envoyer today. Really great selection with some fantastic prices. Ended up leaving with a few '71 Barisone and '71 Brero Barolos (anyone know where these are from?), a five year old ex-cellar Vilmart Rubis, and a few 2016 Zind-Humbrecht Clos Windsbuhl Pinot Gris ...
by Viet Ly
February 6th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé

Thanks Neal for the info and guys for chiming in. I didn't get the email offer so I sent them an email requesting two if still available [berserker.gif] I moved to Irvine last week, so I'll be a lot closer to Envoyer now [help.gif] I wish their website was better. Is Frank the right channel to put i...
by Viet Ly
February 6th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé

Brig: thanks for the notes and offer. Nice call on the 2008 blind! Brad: I remember reading Frank's Champagne write up talking about how there was a curtain separating their cellar during his visit. Thanks for filing us in with the details. Cris: if you're a fan it must be some good stuff [cheers.gif]
by Viet Ly
February 5th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: TN: NV Hugues Godmé Champagne Grand Cru Rosé

alan weinberg wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 9:35 am
you Godmé with this note. Will seek it out.
LOL

I've been wanting to try their Champagne for a while too. Hopefully I can get in on that Envoyer train before it's all sold out [truce.gif]
by Viet Ly
February 5th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry January: Lessons Learned
Replies: 51
Views: 2842

Re: Dry January: Lessons Learned

Also did dry January for the first time and had pretty similar observations: a realisation of how many low value drinks I could drop with ease, much better sleep and not missing it as much as I expected. The one component I did not expect: resuming drinking last weekend was vastly less enjoyable th...
by Viet Ly
February 5th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner at Providence with 00` Cristal, 09` Caillot Batard and 09` Drouhin Marquis de Laguiche Montrachet
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Dinner at Providence with 00` Cristal, 09` Caillot Batard and 09` Drouhin Marquis de Laguiche Montrachet

Sounds like an incredible night, Blake. Thanks for sharing.

PS: Blake is super laid back when you meet him in person. Also, an aura of positive vibes that I think emanates from the long hair [dance-clap.gif]
by Viet Ly
February 5th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4550

Re: My First...1st Growth

Was a fun read, thanks for posting. Glad it went well.
by Viet Ly
February 5th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine
Replies: 63
Views: 2861

Re: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine

I agree with B.Buzzini - go for something that will stand out. A big nose captivates attention in a crowded tasting. For cab lovers, fully agree with a Carlisle syrah, Outpost zin, or consider a 2015 K vintners syrah. The beautiful is a ridiculously aromatic and tasty wine at $50-60. I’m a big fan ...
by Viet Ly
January 23rd, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Idlewild Nebbiolo Fox Hill Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: TN: 2014 Idlewild Nebbiolo Fox Hill Vineyard

Nice note, thanks for posting. That pairing sounds like it worked perfectly!
by Viet Ly
January 18th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: comparing Lapierre Morgon with and without added SO2
Replies: 26
Views: 1237

Re: comparing Lapierre Morgon with and without added SO2

Nice notes Doug, thanks for sharing
by Viet Ly
January 17th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting sticker - your thoughts?
Replies: 36
Views: 1230

Re: Interesting sticker - your thoughts?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 9:24 am
And Lapierre is not the only producer that does a sulfured and unsulfured bottling of the same wine.
That sounds like a great offline theme: blind sulfered vs unsulfered. Has anyone here done this?
by Viet Ly
January 17th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?
Replies: 95
Views: 3019

Re: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?

I registered a little over 5 years ago and was mostly lurking. I finally took the plunge and went to my first offline in 2017. Since then I have been very lucky to become friends with some great people from OC and beyond. Additionally I've PMed many members of this board and appreciate their thought...
by Viet Ly
January 11th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with champagnes, Ygrec and 6 Right Bank Bordeaux
Replies: 12
Views: 713

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

Thanks for posting Blake, the Marie Courtin sounds really interesting.
by Viet Ly
January 10th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine (and elsewhere!)
Replies: 74
Views: 3153

Re: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine

[berserker.gif] I need to buy a pin and shirt from you next time I see you Todd. Congrats!
by Viet Ly
January 7th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My new glass...I need feedback
Replies: 82
Views: 4969

Re: My new glass...I need feedback

Chris, I’m interested in purchasing a pair of Gabriel Glas Gold in the gift box for a friend. I went to your website but didn’t see any available. Do you have any inventory left or going to only sell your glasses moving forward? I’ll probably just purchase through Amazon at the end of this week othe...
by Viet Ly
January 4th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New Boheme Release...(long/boring)
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: TN: New Boheme Release...(long/boring)

Thanks for the notes Tom. For the 2014 line-up my favorite was the Stuller PN. Had my first Dehlinger (2010 Altamont) last week and can see that reference. I had a glass of Dumol PN a few days ago which reminded me of Boheme PN as well.
by Viet Ly
December 31st, 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Bordeaux Tasting
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: TN: 1982 Bordeaux Tasting

Nice notes Larry, thanks for posting!
by Viet Ly
December 31st, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Raffault, Dehlinger, Rossignol, Anthill, Cavalloto and William & Mary
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: TNs: Raffault, Dehlinger, Rossignol, Anthill, Cavalloto and William & Mary

Thanks to the Murrays for hosting a fun night. Refer to Jay's Champagne thread for the starters of the night. -- 2015 Cavallotto Langhe Freisa - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC Tart cherry, bright acidity, tasted like neb to me but the color didn't match. Fun blind wine. 2016 William & Mary Prop...
by Viet Ly
December 31st, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Replies: 86
Views: 2164

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Great photo Mary! Here are my scribblings from Saturday night with some of the fellow WBers. No worries Jay, I'm just posting to add to discussion. 2002 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier d'Or: great way to start the night with good density of bright juicy apples to get the palate goi...

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