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by lleichtman
July 13th, 2020, 11:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you calculate your end of life when thinking about what to buy?
Replies: 50
Views: 1701

Re: Do you calculate your end of life when thinking about what to buy?

Given that there have been a few threads regarding when someone stops buying Bordeaux, Burgundy, young wines, any wines, I'm just wondering - for the people who decided that they're not going to buy any more of something, did you figure your lifespan into it and what age are you giving yourself? I ...
by lleichtman
July 12th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)

Mattstolz wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 9:51 am
where do people buy ESJ from? I keep looking and w-sing for it but its hardly available anywhere!
You buy it from Edmunds St. John. http://edmundsstjohn.com/
by lleichtman
July 12th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...
Replies: 28
Views: 1214

Re: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...

Bob G wrote:
July 11th, 2020, 8:15 pm
"It should be easy to see, the crux of the biscuit is the Apostrophe" But then I digress... [cheers.gif]
Great Zappa allusion.
by lleichtman
July 7th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2488

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

I’ll be celebrating an advanced milestone age this month, and it occurs to me that there’s a good possibility that I won’t be around to enjoy all of the ‘19 Bordeaux I’ve purchased. This got me to wondering how other people’s buying and/or consumption habits have changed as they’ve aged. Do you kee...
by lleichtman
July 7th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2488

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

I’ll be celebrating an advanced milestone age this month, and it occurs to me that there’s a good possibility that I won’t be around to enjoy all of the ‘19 Bordeaux I’ve purchased. This got me to wondering how other people’s buying and/or consumption habits have changed as they’ve aged. Do you kee...
by lleichtman
July 6th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 112
Views: 6652

Re: California Cult

Chris Crutchfield wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Overpriced, over-ripe, over-extracted, over-oaked, over-everything. The only thing lacking about them is the subtlety.
But not undercharged. They seem to have that part down.
by lleichtman
July 6th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 112
Views: 5103

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Given all of the discussion around the 2019 Germany vintage, wanted to hear from the more experienced collectors on the board on vintages in Old World regions that were hyped before/at release but didn’t hold up to the hype after 10-20+ years and why that was. I've lost count of all the vintages wh...
by lleichtman
July 3rd, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3154

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

NED VALOIS wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 12:53 pm
I also have a semi-feral cat that has at least 15 kills I know of , plus a few squirrels.
I'll rent her out for bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti !
Hell, for a couple of bottles of Romanée Conti, I'll come over and take care of your mice.
by lleichtman
July 3rd, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3154

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

Philip N. Jones wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 11:08 am
I should mention that my mother had a nice humane havahart trap. Each time she caught a varmint, she would drop the whole thing into her pond.
LOL
by lleichtman
July 3rd, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?
Replies: 38
Views: 4121

Re: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?

This Wine is not Kosta Browne. A company paid a lot of money to buy the name Kosta Browne, for many reasons (The main one being to make money) I’m sure. Why anyone would expect anything resembling (The operation) Original KB always amazes me. Quit buying Kosta Browne. Find a farmer who tends good v...
by lleichtman
July 2nd, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11200

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

No word here yet. Not sure about other markets, but here in Texas the allocations are hand delivered to stores as soon as they arrive to the distributor- and there is little warning. At those prices, no one wants them on hand for any longer than necessary I imagine. I do not closely monitor the act...
by lleichtman
July 2nd, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne quiz #2 for you. Answers now posted.
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: Champagne quiz #2 for you. Answers coming 7/1.

Answers to Quiz #2. Please share how you did and offer any suggestions as to how it could have been done better. Also, understand that I am taking information supplied in books and sources that include Peter Liem, David White, Jancis Robinson, Yoko, Wikipedia and others and my answers are only as a...
by lleichtman
July 2nd, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7456

Re: Gary V. Again.

I'm sure that as President, Gary V .... Dan Kravitz That scared me - don't give him any ideas I wrote about him as President of Wine Library. Even ignoring legalities, of course he is totally unqualified to be President of the United States... nobody that unqualified could ever get to the Oval Offi...
by lleichtman
June 30th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NV vs Vintage Champagne
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: NV vs Vintage Champagne

We drink quite a bit of Vintage and NV champagne. I find that grower champagnes for me don't make a lot of difference enough to justify the increased cost. The house champagnes however do make a bigger difference for me from Vintage to NV but then, also expensive.
by lleichtman
June 30th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja

None left of any Spanish reds.
by lleichtman
June 30th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja

2006 R. LOPEZ de HEREDIA VINA BOSCONIA RESERVA RIOJA- I've preferred the Bosconai over the Tondonia releases over all of the years and this one just knocked my socks off. The often heard hype is that it is more Burgundian than the Bordeaux like Tondonia. Whatever. This bottle was the Baskin-Robbins...
by lleichtman
June 30th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 1904

Re: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer

Okay for those that were around for the 2010 and 2012, does it sell out during the offer period? Sharing of buying strategies would be helpful as well. Do you load up on the special years and then dial down on the other years to just a few bottles. Thoughts about 2016 to 2019 vintages? 2012 and 201...
by lleichtman
June 30th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RJV Wines?
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: RJV Wines?

Sorry to hear, Their 2009 Cabernet from Rutherford was spot on. Good dust.
by lleichtman
June 30th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja

2006 R. LOPEZ de HEREDIA VINA BOSCONIA RESERVA RIOJA- I've preferred the Bosconai over the Tondonia releases over all of the years and this one just knocked my socks off. The often heard hype is that it is more Burgundian than the Bordeaux like Tondonia. Whatever. This bottle was the Baskin-Robbins...
by lleichtman
June 30th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Corked 2012

S. Rash wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 2:21 pm
larry schaffer wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 9:15 pm
I would certainly reach out to the winery and let them know - they should replace it. And it sounds like you are pretty lucky!

Cheers.
I emailed Tensley and they are replacing it with a bottle of the 2018 Colson Canyon. Thanks Larry!
They're good people.
by lleichtman
June 28th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?
Replies: 51
Views: 1845

Re: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?

Stamps: hobby Coins: hobby Wine: lifestyle I use wine for joy and as I do so I deplete it. If I used my 1930 Zeppelin stamps and spent my 1885 Silver dollars there'd be no joy and it would all seem so..... senseless. Luckily there are many outlets to replenish my wine and I must say, that act of th...
by lleichtman
June 27th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy bitten
Replies: 29
Views: 1895

Re: Burgundy bitten

So I've read about burgundy as the siren sing on the rocks. You will taste the ethereal once and spend your fortune chasing it to no avail. I tasted that which drives men crazy at a generous friend's birthday. I thought I was safe as the present day value of that wine was $1,100, clearly out of my ...
by lleichtman
June 27th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Chardonnay still drinkable?
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Old Chardonnay still drinkable?

Why not try it. The worst that happens is that you don't like it. Then it goes in the vinegar crock for me. I have had some cellar orphans like that usually an old white that seemed to get misplaced.
by lleichtman
June 27th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boxes that smell corked
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: Boxes that smell corked

To me it has that same wet cardboard stench. I don't know if it has something to do with what kind of paper material they produce or what, but the stench is nothing like that. The reek that floats around there is quite flatulent / sulfurous to my nose. I'd associate it with heavy reduction / mercap...
by lleichtman
June 27th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boxes that smell corked
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: Boxes that smell corked

From Wiki... 2,4,6-Trichloroanisole (TCA) is a chemical compound that is a chlorinated derivative of anisole. TCA is a fungal metabolite of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol, which is used as a fungicide. It can be found in minute traces on packaging materials stored in the presence of fiberboard treated with ...
by lleichtman
June 27th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and Sleep (or Lack Thereof)
Replies: 48
Views: 2546

Re: Wine and Sleep (or Lack Thereof)

All good Rick. Unfortunately the medical community can be a little bit behind in regards to alternative medicine. If you are curious about how our hormones are influenced by the daily stress' we place on our by bodies I would suggest a must read book by Dr Mark Houston called "What your doctor may ...
by lleichtman
June 27th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and Sleep (or Lack Thereof)
Replies: 48
Views: 2546

Re: Wine and Sleep (or Lack Thereof)

I sleep like a rock no matter what. My wife on the other hand is progressively having a more difficulty staying asleep. This can happen with as little as one glass and always happens with more than that. Red and white has the same effect. She's tried taking advil, antihistamines as well as drinking...
by lleichtman
June 27th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?
Replies: 32
Views: 1797

Re: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?

Gavin, it shouldn't be too hard to find JJ Prum from retailers in the U.S. and as others have said, it's too much of a hassle to try to get around the three-tier system to get their wines. I know you're new in your wine journey, particularly with riesling, but don't forget there are other producers...
by lleichtman
June 26th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"
Replies: 35
Views: 1634

Re: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"

I have gotten this question many times over the years but twice in the past week. My normal advice is, "Don't. Having to earn money from it is a good way to ruin the fun." For the last two, I said, "Well, they'll be competing with thousands of out of work restaurant wine directors and sommeliers, s...
by lleichtman
June 25th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4050

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Being an elder POS (66), I've had pretty much every European wine mentioned above except Krug CdAmbonnay. The only one that comes to mind that I've never had is Bartolo Mascarello Barolo. Given that I've been drinking/tasting seriously for 40+ years, I might have and just don't remember! I've never...
by lleichtman
June 25th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4050

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Ahhh...the old teenage drinkin game! hitsfan But lets make this PG...and about wine only! I know there are probably thousands of wines that you could say that you HAVE NEVER had...but just list a few that kind of surprises you at your stage of wine drinking...that you HAVE NEVER had? And if YOU HAV...
by lleichtman
June 22nd, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5399

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

The only person I know who has a MW never insisted upon being called a "Master" in day to day to life. That's really weird behavior from the 'court of master sommelliers' I was in the MW process for 3 years and never saw that either. I also went through the process though did not finish. I never he...
by lleichtman
June 21st, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine
Replies: 35
Views: 1495

Re: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine

Great summer wine with seafood. Bonny Doon and Tablas Creek make American versions and I liked the Tablas Creek, Bonny Doon was a little flabby. Usually drink Picpoul from Gerard Bertrand as that is the one most available here.
by lleichtman
June 15th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 1670

Re: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016

I just thought it would be interesting to see what highest rated LLC vintages for 1980-2000 are on CT if I only looked at notes in the last 3 years (It was a lazy search and some clos du marquis showed up too). Order was 1990 - 95.3 2000 - 95.1 1982 - 94.9 1996 - 94.7 1986 - 94.6 Just thought it wo...
by lleichtman
June 15th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 1670

Re: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016

Tasted the 2000 a couple of months ago. It was definitely not ready yet, but after some time it opened up slightly. And that was enough to show its huge potential. A massive wine, dark to the rim but nevertheless incredibly well balanced. I scored it 97+ points. Haven´t tasted the 2010 and 2016. I ...
by lleichtman
June 15th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 1670

Re: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016

1. 2016 - has best reviews on CT at 98+ rating. Only thing that gives me pause is that I have 2018 already 2. 2000 - good age on it, good reviews. I can have it slowly over the next 5+ years. 3. 2010 - in between 2000 and 2016 both in terms of age and reviews. It would be great to get any inputs. T...
by lleichtman
June 14th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you chill Beaujolais Crus before serving?
Replies: 21
Views: 838

Re: Do you chill Beaujolais Crus before serving?

We keep our thermostat at 54º and that is the temp I like for Beaujolais.
by lleichtman
June 13th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA:PYCM...
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: PSA:PYCM...

For perhaps the one *billionth* time, Wine.com inventory varies by state. They basically have 50 different stores all under the Wine.com name, depending on where your shipping address is. So unless you note what state you are talking about, this is of no value to anybody. I don't mean to take it ou...
by lleichtman
June 13th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Pinot for $15.00 Yes Sir!
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Oregon Pinot for $15.00 Yes Sir!

Brian Glas wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 1:09 pm
I was expecting the wine to be one of the new Domaine Serene releases....
Domaine Serene at $15. HAHA champagne.gif
by lleichtman
June 13th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 108
Views: 5468

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

There may be a little Pinot Blanc in the Chardonnay, but not very much, if any. Most of the Pinot Blanc gets thrown in with the Italian varietals that go into Guiliano. BTW, both Clos Electrique and X Novo are vineyards planted in multiple clones and selections that are expected to ripen differentl...
by lleichtman
June 13th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived

Our friends and I are still drinking 70's. Just had a 59' Latour that was sublime. No fading yet so 35 years is a chip shot.
by lleichtman
June 13th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Covid and corkage
Replies: 21
Views: 1353

Re: Covid and corkage

Well it was illegal here in New Mexico before and still is. Also, we would like to give restaurants all the support we can. If that means buying an expensive bottle, so be it. They need the income.
by lleichtman
June 12th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 108
Views: 5468

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

We drink a lot of Ceritas and Stony Hill Chardonnay though getting into several small production Oregon Chards as well. Drinking Ayoub Chardonnay tonight.
by lleichtman
June 10th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Those Damn Wax Capsules....
Replies: 59
Views: 2911

Re: Those Damn Wax Capsules....

When visiting with Randy Dunn and his daughter Kristina I noticed that she had an unusual way to deal with the wax. She held the bottles by the base and then slammed the neck into something firm, but with some give. In this example, she used a thick, plastic tub (like a busboy would carry). A few w...
by lleichtman
June 7th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?
Replies: 38
Views: 1727

Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?

Went to small dinner party last night with 2 other couples socially distant. Host pulled a 2001 Pio Cesare Barolo that had mysteriously gone past prime. His storage is perfect so it was probably a bad bottle. I didn't say anything. Does anyone here ever say anything about the bottle? We just smiled ...
by lleichtman
June 7th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 for 4, but (finally) this was a bases loaded home run: '99 Cepparello
Replies: 16
Views: 845

Re: 1 for 4, but (finally) this was a bases loaded home run: '99 Cepparello

Congratulations on your good discovery. All of mine died two years ago. Last one we had was dried out.
by lleichtman
June 7th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Toasting lost friends
Replies: 22
Views: 1238

Re: Toasting lost friends

Here's to lost friends. That seems to be the problem with growing old. Your best friends all gradually fade out. So we drink in their memory.
by lleichtman
May 14th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?
Replies: 42
Views: 1951

Re: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?

Matthiasson White, Espirit de Tablas Blanc, Ceritas Chardonnay.
by lleichtman
May 9th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freaking Awesome Village !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2967

Re: Freaking Awesome Village !!

At $125 the question isn’t whether it’s an “awesome village wine” it’s whether it is better than the numerous grand crus you could get for that price (Ok — edited after a glance at Winesearcher — it’s a $100 wine but that is still into the territory of decent lower level Grand Crus) Out of curiosit...
by lleichtman
May 9th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freaking Awesome Village !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2967

Re: Freaking Awesome Village !!

Markus S wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 1:32 pm
too bad they don't age so well. Just popped the 06 CM and seemed to have lost its vigor.
I opened one of these last Wednesday. It was much better the second day. Lots of vigor. I think this is going through a dumb phase.

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