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by Eric White
January 14th, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 740
Views: 73715

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

No 12 Chardonnay right now (day two). I've gotta say, this wine has improved significantly from when I had it last (a month or two back). Really nice minerally, citrusy nose, with a bit of melon. Sharp, clean, crisp on the palate, really coming together nicely (was flat and uninteresting/generic on ...
by Eric White
January 13th, 2021, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557133

Re: de Negoce offer

no email here on #111, and I'm a pretty heavy buyer (40+ cases so far). Not sad, I would have likely passed anyhow.
by Eric White
January 13th, 2021, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1171
Views: 88056

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

C. Heinsen wrote: January 13th, 2021, 3:54 pm What where the guesses as to the source of Yesterday?
Harlan (at least for the Oakville, I think there was some speculation it was DANA for the Howell Mnt)
by Eric White
January 12th, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 72
Views: 7804

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

I've been buying these wines since the 2002 release (pretty sure I still have one '02 in offsite). I think I skipped maybe one vintage when I was traveling, otherwise I've purchased every year. I'm doing an inventory soon, but I'm guessing it's a sure bet I have more R-M Pinot than any other produce...
by Eric White
January 11th, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557133

Re: de Negoce offer

lol, the excitement is palpable ;). Seriously though, I think I'm pretty full up with these particular types of offers at the moment. However, it did cause me to go look at my spreadsheet and discover that in just the wines I've purchased, "Alluvial" shows up five times :D
by Eric White
January 10th, 2021, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austin Hope, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2054

Re: Austin Hope, anyone?

I've never tried it, but every time I see that label at Costco I wonder how on earth they've avoided a lawsuit from Penfolds.
by Eric White
January 10th, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9055

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

very shocking! RIP
by Eric White
January 9th, 2021, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1171
Views: 88056

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

David Buck wrote: January 9th, 2021, 7:17 am NDA Cab up today - Moundsman.....Any thoughts? 36 bucks
I went for a case of this one. I had the Wine Spectator 20% off loaded, plus a $100 credit for spending $1k, plus $20 bucks back from AmEx, makes it something like $168 for a case - delivered.
by Eric White
January 6th, 2021, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 131
Views: 5901

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I must admit, I was wondering how many would fall after today's events :D
by Eric White
January 4th, 2021, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557133

Re: de Negoce offer

Mike R wrote: January 4th, 2021, 10:29 am Anyone heard anything on No 77 or 82? I have received all my wines except these (and No. 100).
both of these are still outstanding for me as well, plus 90, 93, and 100
by Eric White
January 4th, 2021, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 200
Views: 7160

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

so far, so good - trying to stay strong! (of course, come the 27th all bets are off)
by Eric White
January 4th, 2021, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Leonard Maran - Berserker
Replies: 26
Views: 2067

Re: RIP Leonard Maran - Berserker

Pic from Dec. 2004, BAWE annual holiday party. This is how I knew Leonard, surrounded by friends, laughter, and great food and wine.
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by Eric White
January 4th, 2021, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Leonard Maran - Berserker
Replies: 26
Views: 2067

Re: RIP Leonard Maran - Berserker

Leonard was a very active member of our Bay Area wine group for years, always positive, always friendly, a warm and beautiful individual, he will be missed terribly. RIP Leonard.
by Eric White
January 3rd, 2021, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 62
Views: 4217

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

Sandler
by Eric White
December 31st, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10346

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

John Oglesby wrote: December 31st, 2020, 6:45 pm
Eric White wrote: December 30th, 2020, 11:00 am Barolo is undrinkable until it hits the 30 year mark (or so). Fight me!
you like dead wine though :)

I did enjoy the 96-00's a lot more in the early 00's than I do the 2010's-2016's today.
They're not dead! They're just sleepin'!
by Eric White
December 31st, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling, Heimbourg
Replies: 1
Views: 181

TN: 1998 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling, Heimbourg

whoa, the color had me worried for a sec - the deep, amber had me concerned I had held this way too long, this was surely oxidized and over-the-hill, right? HA! Not even close! Wow, what a wine. First off, definitely not dry. Not sure what the RS is on this one, but no wonder it's held up so damn we...
by Eric White
December 30th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557133

Re: de Negoce offer

Was just at the Costco thread reading about their Kirkland Rutherford Cab. Was thinking it would be fun to do a head to head tasting of the dN cabs from the same regions as Kirkland ones. The Rutherford cab is $19, so roughly the same price point as the dN cabs. Will have to start a little collecti...
by Eric White
December 30th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10346

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

Barolo is undrinkable until it hits the 30 year mark (or so). Fight me!
by Eric White
December 29th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herb Lamb Vineyard Cabernet
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Herb Lamb Vineyard Cabernet

I still have about a mixed case from 2000-2003, I should probably check in. Wines from Jennifer and Herb's (RIP) vineyard, made by Michael Trujillo. Great vineyard site, great winemaker.
by Eric White
December 28th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 740
Views: 73715

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

No 108 Zin - wait, not ready yet. Give it a month or two.
by Eric White
December 27th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Whipsmart Wine Company Syrah Near to the Wild Heart Windsor Oaks Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: TN: 2017 Whipsmart Wine Company Syrah Near to the Wild Heart Windsor Oaks Vineyard

nice, thanks for the note! I was similarly intrigued, but I've only gone for the Zin (so far), sounds like I need to expand things!
by Eric White
December 27th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557133

Re: de Negoce offer

I think this one is going to be nearly impossible to guess the source, there are so many possibilities, and so few clues... My guess is Beaulieu perhaps from their Georges Latour vineyards. It’s south end of Rutherford Bench, BV is an Icon, and the price point is over $100. Certainly a reasonable g...
by Eric White
December 27th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?
Replies: 105
Views: 6325

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?

for me, personally, Haut Brion, hands down. I've been fortunate to taste many back vintages, and this appeals to me more than any other Bordeaux.
by Eric White
December 27th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557133

Re: de Negoce offer

I think this one is going to be nearly impossible to guess the source, there are so many possibilities, and so few clues...
by Eric White
December 27th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1171
Views: 88056

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

wrong thread Randy :)
by Eric White
December 27th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557133

Re: de Negoce offer

clicked purchase without even reading the description first :D
by Eric White
December 26th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 27
Views: 4714

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

John Oglesby wrote: December 26th, 2020, 7:13 am 2019 was a perfect harvest. One of the best I've had in my 17 year career.

Reminds me a bit of 2009 in some ways.
Coming from someone else I might chalk this comment up to hype, but John isn't prone to that sort of thing :)
by Eric White
December 26th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: TN: 2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Had this with Xmas dinner. 2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, Washington (12/26/2020) Opened about an hour before drinking with Xmas rib roast dinner. Can't ask for much more from a Cab. Concentrated flavors of dark fruits, licorice, and smoke with earthy undertones. For those who like t...
by Eric White
December 26th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4032

Re: Your Christmas wine?

2003 Outpost Howell Mnt. Cab
2002 Quilceda Creek Cab

Notes posted on both
by Eric White
December 26th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: TN: 2003 Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Len Stevens wrote: December 26th, 2020, 6:42 am I assume it was TRB at the helm! If that man ever forms a religion, I will be the first to volunteer for priesthood.
2003 was the year Ehren Jordan passed the reigns to TRB, so it's an excellent question - anyone know?
by Eric White
December 25th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 3
Views: 575

TN: 2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Wow, what a contrast from the 2003 I opened a month or two back! The 2003 was/is a disjointed mess, but this '02 is kinda rockin'! Very dark opaque purple in the glass, with no sign of bricking whatsoever. On the nose, black plum, graphite, and earth, backed by mocha and spice. Very fine tannins on ...
by Eric White
December 25th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 3
Views: 363

TN: 2003 Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Pop and pour, no decanting. Visually very dark, opaque, with just a hint of bricking starting to show at the edge. Immediately approachable and exuberant on the nose, with blackberry, plum, baking spice, and violets leaping from the glass, along with a subtle note of graphite adding to the complexit...
by Eric White
December 24th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 August West Chardonnay, Rosella's Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 154

TN: 2007 August West Chardonnay, Rosella's Vineyard

I love Ed's wines - literally all of 'em, but as a result I may end up sitting on one or two a bit longer than I should. This wine is starting to develop that dark, golden hue old Chards tend to take on. On the nose, some oxidative notes, but also minerals, butterscotch, and lemon curd. A bit of car...
by Eric White
December 22nd, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557133

Re: de Negoce offer

Interesting, the previous guess for No. 32 was Michel Schlumberger, but none of their offerings fit this description at all. However, if you read Cam's offering carefully, it doesn't actually say this offer is from the same producer, only the same region...
by Eric White
December 21st, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Really good zin that sells for a song
Replies: 14
Views: 2328

Re: Really good zin that sells for a song

Just opened a bottle tonight - this is legit! Thanks for the recommendation, love a great zin with structure, balance, and depth (particularly at this price!)
by Eric White
December 20th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flitering vs Decanting for older wines?
Replies: 23
Views: 1156

Re: Flitering vs Decanting for older wines?

I never use a filter. Not against it, but with careful prep and handling there's really no reason to introduce it to the process.
by Eric White
December 20th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Swedish Christmas pairings
Replies: 49
Views: 1573

Re: Swedish Christmas pairings

be sure to pair the meal with this, it was a tradition in our household :)
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by Eric White
December 20th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Swedish Christmas pairings
Replies: 49
Views: 1573

Re: Swedish Christmas pairings

Sounds like my youth! The only thing missing is Swedish sausage!
by Eric White
December 20th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1459

Re: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine

Ian Sutton wrote: December 20th, 2020, 7:18 am I never remember - which top normally signifies one late released 'reconditioned' and topped up at the winery?
red foil top: original release
black foil top: reconditioned
by Eric White
December 19th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1459

Re: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine

Sh@n A wrote: December 19th, 2020, 4:03 pm The '47 is great. Severed as a 70th year birthday present and this wine was singing.
probably my all time favorite Barolo. And even more important, the wife absolutely adores it. i will be sorry when it is gone :)
by Eric White
December 19th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 6856

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

I've been a big fan of Pierre Gaillard for years, good stuff, reasonably priced
by Eric White
December 19th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1459

Re: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine

actually John, did you click the photo? it opens up to a much higher res, let me know if you would still like something better, I'm sure my wife (a photographer) wouldn't mind helping me out :)
by Eric White
December 19th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1459

Re: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine

John Morris wrote: December 19th, 2020, 10:23 am Eric - Any chance of a higher res photo?
Let me ask my wife :)
by Eric White
December 19th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1459

Re: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine

interesting, quite a number of differences between your's and mine. In case it is not readable, the alc content on mine is the horizontal text on the right side, and reads:
CONTEMUTO LT. 0,720 - GRADI 13,5
by Eric White
December 19th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1459

Re: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine

Here are mine for comparison, I tried to angle them a little so you can see the entire label
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by Eric White
December 19th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1459

Re: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine

I have several of these downstairs, I'll dig 'em out today to compare
by Eric White
December 18th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557133

Re: de Negoce offer

Adam Piper wrote: December 18th, 2020, 6:43 pm Does anyone have the list with guesses for the de negoce wines?

The No 61 has become my office happy hour go to all December and I want to do a blind taste test with my team with what y’all think is the real thing
Fritz
by Eric White
December 18th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8273
Views: 585712

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Mattstolz wrote: December 18th, 2020, 2:27 pm grabbed a 2013 Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot for $25
Very nice, I got some at the last marathon, you won't regret it.

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