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by JFPelletier
November 9th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somewhat wine related... recommendations for a good truffle slicer
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Somewhat wine related... recommendations for a good truffle slicer

Thanks Ben, I'll have a look this week. I havent bought white truffles yet, just getting ready :-) JF Hey there JF, I have the one listed above and a simple stainless steel one. Just get a simple one that’s “made in Italy”. The one above is made in China and even though it has a wooden handle, the s...
by JFPelletier
November 8th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping companies hates me
Replies: 60
Views: 2367

Re: Shipping companies hates me

I get all my deliveries at my office, but I make sure to give a bottle to the shipping department guy at the end of the season since it is not a work related delivery.

JF
by JFPelletier
November 8th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somewhat wine related... recommendations for a good truffle slicer
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Somewhat wine related... recommendations for a good truffle slicer

It’s that time of the year, I am wondering if any of you have a truffle slicer you would recommend that us not flimsy.

Thanks !

JF
by JFPelletier
October 15th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 5071

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

I'll have to go with the 02 Krug, even if a little cliche.

JF
by JFPelletier
September 23rd, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Aubert Chardonnay are drinking well now
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Which Aubert Chardonnay are drinking well now

Thanks. From what I gather I should probably decant them if they are on the young side.

Thanks!

JF
by JFPelletier
September 22nd, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Aubert Chardonnay are drinking well now
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Which Aubert Chardonnay are drinking well now

Thanks for the feedback everyone!

JF
by JFPelletier
September 20th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Aubert Chardonnay are drinking well now
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Which Aubert Chardonnay are drinking well now

Hey gang,

I have been buying a lot of Aubert Chardonnay since the 2013 vintage and was wondering which vintage and vineyards are approachable today. I tried a sample of 13 and 14 and some of them where still somewhat closed (albeit delicious).

Any input from the community would help!

Cheers!

JF
by JFPelletier
July 18th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 2337

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

2x 2010 Cecile Tremblay CM Cabottes
by JFPelletier
July 14th, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 97
Views: 11592

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Got mine as well!
by JFPelletier
June 16th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 50
Views: 1820

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

2004 Dom Perignon with brunch. I started early
by JFPelletier
June 13th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1967 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: TN: 1967 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Did not slow ox. Very delicate wine actually. A little bit of funk initially that blew off after 5 minutes in the glass.
by JFPelletier
June 13th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1967 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 3
Views: 330

TN: 1967 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

1967 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (6/12/2019) Bottle was moved before opening. Garnet color, with a cloudy look, likely caused by the motion. After a little bit of funk on the nose that blew off right away, it uncoiled to reveal a gorgeous wine, with ros...
by JFPelletier
May 20th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10924
Views: 398025

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Drinking a very unassuming 2011 Pegau Cuvee Reservee. Pleasant, very classic in style, but not overly complex. But it hits the spot.

JF
by JFPelletier
May 20th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12106
Views: 580291

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1x 2009 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillots 1x 2010 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillots 2x 2012 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillots 2x 2013 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillots 2x 2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillots 2x 2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard Because I'm a freakin' idiot for paying these pric...
by JFPelletier
May 17th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12106
Views: 580291

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x 2008 Cristal
by JFPelletier
April 30th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12106
Views: 580291

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Took the Envoyer plunge on these 2014s... Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Asili Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Rise...
by JFPelletier
April 19th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12106
Views: 580291

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I was doing well for a while drinking more than purchasing and then I relapsed:

6x 2015 Jadot CSJ
6x 2016 Hudelot-Noellat CM
6x 2016 Hudelot-Noellat VR
6x 2016 Hudelot-Noellat NSG Murgers
2x 2016 Hudelot-Noellat Clos Vougeot
by JFPelletier
March 25th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Latour 2009 Chambertin
Replies: 24
Views: 1608

Re: Louis Latour 2009 Chambertin

Had it last year and not worth the price IMHO. In fact I was pretty disappointed by it.

Save your money and buy less bottles from a better producer.

JF
by JFPelletier
March 18th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: done thanks
Replies: 11
Views: 2426

Re: FS: Reduced: some well reviewed / limited bottles

Hi Jeff,

Interested for the following:

2013 Realm To-Kalon 2 bottles: RP 98+ $285 per Now $260
2014 Realm Dr Crane: RP 99 $360 per Now $335
2012 Marcassin Pinot 2 bottles: RP 97 $170 per Now $160

I am local (Los Angeles) so happy to arrange for pickup

JF
by JFPelletier
March 12th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 17424

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

ykwon wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 7:28 pm
BLaird wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Has anyone every been granted a wishlist request? I don't ever recall myself.
I got my wish list filled the last vintage.
Which wave were you on?
by JFPelletier
March 6th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 17424

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Does anyone know when they grant the wishlists?
Is it wave-dependent or is it done when all the waves end?

JF
by JFPelletier
February 25th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The dawn of restraint? Passed on most of my allocations
Replies: 12
Views: 1582

Re: The dawn of restraint? Passed on most of my allocations

Same here. It's been a difficult process with some moments of weakness, but I do love the look of my bank account right now. Some have been very hard, as I like to support the small wineries, but some other made the choice for me by pricing me out. The positive aspect is now I can pull the trigger o...
by JFPelletier
February 20th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage
Replies: 58
Views: 4643

Re: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage

We have a manufacturing facility in Fairfield, CA, not far from Napa. The facility makes the explosive charges for fighter jet canopies and ejection seats. Whenever I visit I am given two letters - one for me to carry, and one for my checked bags. They explain where I have been, and why I (and my s...
by JFPelletier
February 18th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage
Replies: 58
Views: 4643

Re: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage

Actually I have an interesting story about that. A few years ago I was bringing a case of old Italians and Bordeaux in a wine check that my father in law gave me as he was not drinking wine anymore for health reasons. I checked in in a small airport where I could see the TSA behind the counter swabb...
by JFPelletier
February 14th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7149

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

I wishlisted 1 Crane (1 allocated) and 2 To Kalon (0 allocated)

I got a grant for 1 BTK.

JF
by JFPelletier
January 10th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Termite Tenting and Wine Storage
Replies: 28
Views: 1480

Re: Termite Tenting and Wine Storage

I would move them. I found dry wood termites in a small and contained area of my house. Doing the spot treatment for now, but I will definitely move the bottles if I tent, not worth the worry about opening a bottle. See it this way: you can have a moving party with a few buddies and use the occasion...
by JFPelletier
January 9th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Dr Crane Cabernet + Semillon Release - Jan 15th
Replies: 48
Views: 3619

Re: Myriad Dr Crane Cabernet + Semillon Release - Jan 15th

ALL IN AS ALWAYS!!! ...Anyone have rumor control over when Crane grapes were picked in relation to the fires (before Oct 8)? There seems to be a quiet hysteria about 2017 with heat spike and smoke taint concerns, with many people writing off the vintage entirely... which I think is a broad-brush re...
by JFPelletier
January 7th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 8823

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

2014 Rhys Pinot Swan Terrace 84.5
2015 Leroy Bourgogne Blanc 88.4
by JFPelletier
November 23rd, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 216
Views: 8994

Re: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?

We had:

2015 Leroy Bourgogne Blanc
2002 Dom Perignon
2012 Aubert Pinot Noir UV-SL
by JFPelletier
October 3rd, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery suggestions for upcoming Santa Barbara & Paso trip
Replies: 27
Views: 1517

Re: Winery suggestions for upcoming Santa Barbara & Paso trip

Ron F r e e d wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 3:32 pm
You might want to reach out to Stanley at Top Winery if you are going to be in the Tin City area. https://www.topwinery.com/aboutus/
+1. Highly recommended

JF
by JFPelletier
September 14th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm The Absurd
Replies: 79
Views: 7744

Re: Realm The Absurd

Did buy the 2/6 Bard, 1/1 Tempest and 1/1 Falstaff but skipped (0/1) the absurd, and wishlisted 1 falstaff and 1 tempest with no luck. I assume that to get wish granted one need to buy the entire allocation.

Oh well

JF
by JFPelletier
August 24th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOYLsf ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3181

Re: WOYLsf ?

1985 Sassicaia and 1991 Rousseau Chambertin Clos-de-Beze
by JFPelletier
August 17th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best village burg producers for 2015 vintage
Replies: 38
Views: 2697

Re: Best village burg producers for 2015 vintage

I had great luck with the Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny and Vosne-Romanée

JF
by JFPelletier
August 13th, 2018, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MASSIVE site overhaul (finished!!!) THANK YOU!!!
Replies: 190
Views: 9123

Re: MASSIVE site overhaul (almost finished) UPLOAD YOUR AVATAR IF IT IS MISSING

The new site looks great. Thanks for all the hard work.

JF
by JFPelletier
August 8th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mike After Tour--Thoughts on Cali 18 + Top 20 winery wines, top 25 overall (looong)
Replies: 30
Views: 2232

Mike After Tour--Thoughts on Cali 18 + Top 20 winery wines, top 25 overall (looong)

Thank you for including me on your trip! It was a pleasure to meet you, Scott and Paul and introduce you to my favorite restaurant in LA. Let me know when you are back in town!

JF
by JFPelletier
July 10th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet
Replies: 26
Views: 1757

Quivet

In as well! in the first day of my CC billing cycle... It will be a long month...

JF
by JFPelletier
July 8th, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike on Tour, Cali 18, July 7--Dinner of Marvelousness at Marino's in L.A.
Replies: 3
Views: 378

TNs--Mike on Tour, Cali 18, July 7--Dinner of Marvelousness at Marino's in L.A.

A fantastic night indeed! I am glad I could introduce you guys to one of my favorite place in Los Angeles!

The food was fantastic, the wines fabulous but most importantly the high point was to meet you all!

See you soon!

JF
by JFPelletier
July 3rd, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Monica wine bar recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Santa Monica wine bar recommendations

Esters Wine Bar. Tell them to start chilling the Albariño. May hit triple digits this weekend. If she can snag a seat next door I highly recommend Cassia for bright Franco/Vietnamese/California cuisine +1. Esters is great. Their grilled cheese is to die for. And also I believe you can browse the st...
by JFPelletier
July 3rd, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mike on Tour--California 2018--July 7 L.A. Lunch and/or Dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Mike on Tour--California 2018--July 7 L.A. Lunch and/or Dinner

Hey guys,

I can't do the OC on the 6th, but anyone free or interested for the 7th?

Let me know

Thanks,

JF
by JFPelletier
June 28th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mike on Tour--California 2018--July 7 L.A. Lunch and/or Dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Mike on Tour--California 2018--July 7 L.A. Lunch and/or Dinner

I am free too.

I am on the LA Westside but I can travel.

JF
by JFPelletier
May 24th, 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gratuity tax?
Replies: 45
Views: 2591

Gratuity tax?

what irritates me is the “x% added for employee health care.” Add it to the cost of food and pay the employees’ benefits yourself. Let me then decide if I want to order the item. Just grates on me. This. I mean... shouldn't you factor in your costs to your products? Nope, just gonna add it later. I...
by JFPelletier
May 21st, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke damage on 17
Replies: 19
Views: 1597

Smoke damage on 17

What Roy said about testing for taint levels at this point. The smoke taint compounds can become bound to glucose...when that happens, it's impossible to taste or test for them until they become unbound (from the glucose), at which point it can be tasted (and will show up in tests). The amount of t...
by JFPelletier
March 17th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Universal Wine Glass
Replies: 108
Views: 8548

Best Value Universal Wine Glass

Schott Zwiesel Forte line (either Burgundy or Bordeaux for your one-size-fits-all). They are frequently found on sale or on "flash sale sites" like gilt, etc... That or the Zalto clones that sometimes pop up at TJMaxx/Homegoods for $6-7 bucks. +1 on the Forte line. I use these when I have a party, ...
by JFPelletier
March 7th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Tasting Fees
Replies: 87
Views: 7538

Napa Tasting Fees

jon leifer wrote:Alpha Omega was a terrific tasting experience..We had dinner at Mustards afterwards
100% agree. Jean and the team at Alpha Omega are great. And the wines are excellent.
by JFPelletier
February 15th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm offering live
Replies: 33
Views: 3260

Realm offering live

No update yet for me. Did anyone get their wishlist?

JF
by JFPelletier
February 2nd, 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dropping off wine lists and it feels........good!!
Replies: 85
Views: 9281

Dropping off wine lists and it feels........good!!

I've cut way back on "mailing list only" wines for a number of reasons. In particular: 1. At one time, I bought into the notion that building verticals was an important goal. How could you POSSIBLY be a serious wine collector/drinker unless you had amassed 10 or more vintages of the same wine? Now ...
by JFPelletier
November 19th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have to save one Bordeaux from your cellar...
Replies: 42
Views: 1664

If you have to save one Bordeaux from your cellar...

1982 Pichon Comtesse de Lalande
by JFPelletier
November 18th, 2017, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The BEST damn wine that I will never taste!
Replies: 18
Views: 2423

The BEST damn wine that I will never taste!

I feel for you. I was rearranging my wine cabinet the other day and a bottle of Caymus SS broke in the top bulk area, raining a waterfall of wine all over the bottles below. It hit all my CA collectibles (Harlan, SQN, insignia, Myriad Elysian, Scarecrow etc) but managed to avoid all the cheap stuff....
by JFPelletier
November 18th, 2017, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2312
Views: 150162

What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I opened a 2014 Monte Rossi 2 days ago. Initially lots of verve and tannins and intense fruit. I had the second half of the bottle yesterday and it could. It have been more different. The zippy fruit turned into an oplulent wine with the tannins taking the back seat. Delicious wine and fun to compar...

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