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by Carter Y.
March 21st, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine chemistry question?
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: Wine chemistry question?

And tartaric acid dropping out of solution also means a drop in acidity (after all, there's now less acid in the solution). However, this drop is normally quite minute and seldom particularly perceptible, so there's no worry that the wine would feel noticeably lower in acidity if wine crystals form...
by Carter Y.
January 28th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old world tasting like New World
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Old world tasting like New World

Howard Cooper wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Leoville Poyferré
Troplong Mondot
Lascombes
Many other St. Emilions
We blinded tasted a 1990 Troplong Mondot last year and thought it was Napa.
by Carter Y.
October 15th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 860
Views: 40544

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I believe they invoice when they get final comfirmation from their supplier - i.e., they don’t want to invoice and then come back and have to unwind. Every once in a while they get stiffed on quantities, wrong vintage, etc. I appreciate the discipline. I usually get an email confirming the order, b...
by Carter Y.
October 12th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Somm Invalidation
Replies: 207
Views: 15037

Re: Master Somm Invalidation

Now that they know who gave the information, do they know who received it directly? They should be eliminated. I think. That would depend on how the information is given, no? We have little information on what was actually leaked out, but if all the leaker said was "you should go buy these wines an...
by Carter Y.
October 11th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Somm Invalidation
Replies: 207
Views: 15037

Re: Master Somm Invalidation

Can't find Reggie Narito's profile on the CMS website anymore...
http://www.courtofmastersommeliers.org/members
by Carter Y.
October 9th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Recommended retail store in or around Seattle, WA
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Re: Recommended retail store in or around Seattle, WA

I've seen the RWC's Historic Series madeira at Pike & Western. I don't know if there are better places, as I'm not a madeira shopper.
by Carter Y.
October 8th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 860
Views: 40544

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 8th, 2018, 12:15 pm
whenever they get around to it. I've gotten invoices within a couple of days a couple of times, but it is usually weeks. If you email them, they'll usually tell you whether you got the bottles
Thanks, Neal. I guess it's just a different model that I need to get used to, which is fine.
by Carter Y.
October 8th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 860
Views: 40544

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Newbie question here: how often does Envoyer actually send invoices? I was verbally confirmed for a few bottles, but it's been 2 weeks and I haven't received an invoice yet. When I log into my Account page, it also looks outdated. One frustration I have now is I have no way of knowing how far over/u...
by Carter Y.
October 5th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Alchemist Heady Topper in Seattle?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Alchemist Heady Topper in Seattle?

Brandon, let's talk in PM. I can cover you for one.
by Carter Y.
October 5th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For you Cab Franc lovers, a new Washington project with a Franc focus...
Replies: 28
Views: 1265

Re: For you Cab Franc lovers, a new Washington project with a Franc focus...

Difficult to get behind projects like this when I can score world class loire franc for under $35 especially when I know they blow away the cali/washington style I tend to think that the styles of Loire CF is so different from CA/WA (speaking only in general, of course), that people who like one do...
by Carter Y.
October 3rd, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 860
Views: 40544

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I ordered a couple Thomas yesterday as well, but haven't received confirmation from Envoyer...
We'll see if I got shut out or not.
by Carter Y.
September 26th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 860
Views: 40544

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Joe Chanley wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 10:43 am

it was funny, it said "Part II of the Eclectic Cellar".....i never got part I
Part I was from 9/12, the French portion of the eclectic cellar.
by Carter Y.
September 26th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 860
Views: 40544

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Who here snagged all of the Raul Perez?!
I thought I was fast...
by Carter Y.
September 20th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 Ramonet with '15 Grand Crus
Replies: 94
Views: 9438

Re: Lamy's '17's

Thank you for the TNs, Jeremy. I missed the chance on the Edouard HD thihs year, won't let that happen again next year...
by Carter Y.
September 17th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 3137

Re: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

Unfortunately won't be able to make Saturday. :(
by Carter Y.
August 21st, 2018, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1300
Views: 140095

Re: Official Costco Thread

2015 Chateau Malescot St. Exupery in Lynnwood, WA for $49.99
WS low is $63.99
Pretty happy with that price...
by Carter Y.
July 31st, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 3137

Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

Nita and I would also be very interested!
by Carter Y.
July 25th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 39
Views: 1578

Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

Sounds like we need an Oregon pinot theme offline in Seattle!
by Carter Y.
June 28th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antica Terra Offer
Replies: 18
Views: 1361

Antica Terra Offer

Kind of funny to see so many people in the same boat.
I, too, passed this year due to the high prices, and will be backfilling Burgs...
by Carter Y.
June 7th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: In which I actually like a Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 41
Views: 1886

WTN: In which I actually like a Sauvignon Blanc

I should really try more Division's stuff. Their Gamay rose is one the few roses I drink.
by Carter Y.
May 30th, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2015 Scarecrow *done*
Replies: 3
Views: 834

2015 Scarecrow

This is done. Thank you.
by Carter Y.
May 17th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2015 Scarecrow *done*
Replies: 3
Views: 834

2015 Scarecrow

Bump a little...
by Carter Y.
May 15th, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2015 Scarecrow *done*
Replies: 3
Views: 834

2015 Scarecrow *done*

2015 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon - $500/ea - 2 available.

Purchased from winery direct; been stored in professional offsite storage since.
Buy 1 bottle, you pay shipping.
Buy 2 bottles, I pay shipping.

Thank you!
by Carter Y.
May 11th, 2018, 11:34 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2014 Myriad - DONE
Replies: 2
Views: 512

2014 Myriad - REDUCED PRICE!!!

This is done. Thank you!
by Carter Y.
May 10th, 2018, 11:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2014 Myriad - DONE
Replies: 2
Views: 512

2014 Myriad - REDUCED PRICE!!!

Bump with reduced prices.
by Carter Y.
May 8th, 2018, 10:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2014 Myriad - DONE
Replies: 2
Views: 512

2014 Myriad - DONE

Purchased on release from winery direct. Stored in professional storage since.

1x 2014 Myriad Beckstoffer Dr. Crane $150 (WS low $199)
1x 2014 Myriad Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Elysian $200 (WS low $259)

Buy 1 bottle, you pay postage.
Buy both bottles, I pay postage!
by Carter Y.
May 3rd, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give me your screaming good under $20 red or white every day wine
Replies: 94
Views: 5266

Give me your screaming good under $20 red or white every day wine

Robert Alfert, Jr. wrote:
Doug Schulman wrote:
Carter Y. wrote: Clos de la Roilette
Good call. So good every year, still widely available under $20.
I love it too, but the $5 or so premium to get the Cuvee Tardive is worth every penny, so I really do not buy the base wine that much.
Agreed. I was just following the rule of the game. haha
by Carter Y.
April 27th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Influence on Decanter World Wine Awards
Replies: 21
Views: 762

POLL: Influence on Decanter World Wine Awards

So I voted for consumer: positive influence, but even within that option, there's a wide spectrum. Do I follow/subscribe Decanter? No. Do I look up "Decanter award of the year" is and go seek out that wine? No. Did I purchase a bottle of 2011 L'ecole 41 Ferguson Vineyard because I live in Washington...
by Carter Y.
April 23rd, 2018, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur
Replies: 211
Views: 11054

2017 Bordeaux En Primeur

I very well could be digging the wrong hole.

...I haven't had my wine tonight, after all.
by Carter Y.
April 23rd, 2018, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur
Replies: 211
Views: 11054

2017 Bordeaux En Primeur

Hello Jeff, Would you care to explain why blind tasting is bad for barrel samples? Thank you. Carter Carter, there are numerous reasons, but these are the first that come to mind. Barrel samples should be tasted in context. You are never going to have a level playing field. For example let's say yo...
by Carter Y.
April 23rd, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur
Replies: 211
Views: 11054

2017 Bordeaux En Primeur

Where do you get this idea, or info? It is 100% wrong. Can you name specific wines that you are referring to? In top of that, don't you think that the wine testers are not influenced by the label on the bottle, you are naive. Blind tasting should be the norm. For barrel samples it is a bad idea. Fo...
by Carter Y.
April 13th, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Component Wines
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Component Wines

Are you bottling Lynch Bages's "component wine" directly from their barrels to your bottles? Or do you have any other process/manipulation to the wine after they come out of LB's barrel? Where are the barrels stored and where will the wines be bottled? How is the wine different from what goes in to ...
by Carter Y.
April 12th, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Oregon Pinot
Replies: 8
Views: 731

FS: Oregon Pinot

PM sent.
by Carter Y.
April 6th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging vs Airing: difference in flavor?
Replies: 67
Views: 1769

Aging vs Airing: difference in flavor?

Neal.Mollen wrote: You should dive into the hifi topic in Asylum. Right now there is debate raging over whether myrtle is the right wood for upgraded electronics feet, or indeed, whether any wood is appropriate. Maybe only on fruit days.
That sounds like a root day debate. :)
by Carter Y.
April 6th, 2018, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging vs Airing: difference in flavor?
Replies: 67
Views: 1769

Aging vs Airing: difference in flavor?

What 20 year old plus wines have you had? Not that many, probably around 20-30 bottles, of assorted varieties and regions. And no, I have not had the opportunity to track the same wine over 10, 20 years. It's just that having spent some years in the audio/stereo hobby, I'm a little sensitive (I thi...
by Carter Y.
April 6th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging vs Airing: difference in flavor?
Replies: 67
Views: 1769

Aging vs Airing: difference in flavor?

I'm not claiming that Raffault's wines halt and don't develop. I just raised the question. But, at the least, their evolution seems glacial. I was trying to think of an example other than some Cal cabs of a wine that plateaus and holds unchanged. Hello John, I'm going abandon most of the debate we ...
by Carter Y.
April 6th, 2018, 9:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Trip to Seattle
Replies: 46
Views: 1396

Trip to Seattle

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by Carter Y.
April 4th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging vs Airing: difference in flavor?
Replies: 67
Views: 1769

Aging vs Airing: difference in flavor?

Because they are all "aging". You are not doing anything different to the wine. The environmental factors are all the same in these three categories. Some wines take longer to develop into that "sweet spot"; some quicker. Maybe some don't. I don't know, because I don't have any experience, or have ...
by Carter Y.
April 4th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging vs Airing: difference in flavor?
Replies: 67
Views: 1769

Aging vs Airing: difference in flavor?

I think we have to remember that not all wines age. Many wines hold, which is very different from aging, and a lot of people confuse holding (or even softening) with aging. My thinking is that wines with air more resemble wines that hold (or soften) rather than wines that truly age, like a classic ...
by Carter Y.
April 4th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging vs Airing: difference in flavor?
Replies: 67
Views: 1769

Aging vs Airing: difference in flavor?

I think we have to remember that not all wines age. Many wines hold, which is very different from aging, and a lot of people confuse holding (or even softening) with aging. My thinking is that wines with air more resemble wines that hold (or soften) rather than wines that truly age, like a classic ...
by Carter Y.
April 2nd, 2018, 11:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Trip to Seattle
Replies: 46
Views: 1396

Trip to Seattle

I've always wanted to pair a Jura with Asian food, so I'll be bringing a Michel Gahier Chardonnay.
For red, I'm currently lacking in the N. Rhone department, so I'll bring a Thierry Germain Saumur Champigny, just in case. We open it, we don't... whatever. :)
by Carter Y.
April 2nd, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Trip to Seattle
Replies: 46
Views: 1396

Trip to Seattle

I'm in, and will bring a red and a white!
by Carter Y.
March 30th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Trip to Seattle
Replies: 46
Views: 1396

Trip to Seattle

I need to check with my boss, but I definitely want to be there!
Will report back.
by Carter Y.
March 27th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for an under $50 Cab Franc Blind Tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 1098

Suggestions for an under $50 Cab Franc Blind Tasting

Edit: I just noticed that Anthony had already recommended this wine above.

I know a lot of WA wines have been recommended, but here comes another one:
Savage Grace.
$28~$32 on release, depending on vineyard.

This is more Loire than heavy oak. Excellent wine in my opinion.
by Carter Y.
March 27th, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Release Party
Replies: 34
Views: 2870

Cayuse Release Party

I'm going, and I can pick up for you.
by Carter Y.
March 19th, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker reliability as of late
Replies: 40
Views: 2451

CellarTracker reliability as of late

CT on iPhone 6S. Haven't had any issue.
Have you tried removing the app and reinstalling it again?
by Carter Y.
March 16th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next to each other on the wine list...
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Next to each other on the wine list...

Where is this.....
by Carter Y.
March 16th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you use off site storage-what are you paying?
Replies: 40
Views: 1787

If you use off site storage-what are you paying?

Seattle: $25/cs/yr @32 cases size.
The larger size locker you rent, the cheaper.

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