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by JC J o u a s
May 18th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York
Replies: 26
Views: 615

Re: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York

Hi John,

Welcome to the area and if you truly wish to shop local, I work at the liquor store in the bistate Plaza in Old Tappan on Saturday afternoons for fun and would be happy to chat, try to win your business but if not, am equally happy to point you in the right direction.
by JC J o u a s
May 17th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: North Bergen / Rockland County monthly wine group
Replies: 0
Views: 51

North Bergen / Rockland County monthly wine group

Coinciding with Ethan’s suggestion from another thread (ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York), I sat next to long time board member Chris Kravitz at a Chateau Montrose wine dinner at Bobby Vans on E54th earlier in the week and we chatted about the idea of starting a North Bergen / Rockland County ...
by JC J o u a s
May 12th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 75
Views: 2060

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

At the around the $20 and under price point for reds I happen to really like and that frequently find their way into my rotation; Chave CdR Mon Coeur Coudert Roilette Fleurie Lanessan Olga Raffault les Picasses Thivin Cote de Brouilly La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Cavallotto Langhe Felsina Chianti Clas...
by JC J o u a s
April 30th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 13 vintages of Sociando-Mallet
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: TN: 13 vintages of Sociando-Mallet

Dale - great notes and judging from your grades, who would of believed me if I had said that we would be in agreement with the top 3 wines on the night! I also fully agree that it was a fun night; food, wine and company as we got an in-depth look at the wines of Sociando-Mallet over a 34 year window...
by JC J o u a s
April 21st, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 46
Views: 1811

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

Victor, I am sorry for your loss and I am sure that opening a legendary bottling such as the 1959 La Mission was especially tough given the circumstances but I am certainly glad that you had what sounds like a wonderful wine experience.
by JC J o u a s
April 8th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

Mattstolz wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 5:48 pm
I've never met a Felsina that I didn't like.
The Chardonnay is pretty unremarkable.
by JC J o u a s
April 5th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3328
Views: 166330

Re: The Bourbon Thread

any idea about aging? NAS and I haven’t seen or read anything that would give us any indication of its age statement. Btw, I would have much preferred to see this new release come out as a Barrell Proof William Larue Weller Jr that was in that 8-9 yr range similar to what they did with Stagg Jr but...
by JC J o u a s
March 30th, 2019, 3:55 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 39
Views: 1160

Re: Westchester Co NY

I too would be interested and my level of interest would vary based on the wine theme which I am pretty flexible with, the venue as well as the date.
by JC J o u a s
March 29th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Canon or '09 Clos Dubreuil?
Replies: 16
Views: 404

Re: '09 Canon or '09 Clos Dubreuil?

I haven’t tasted either of these recently but if you put any weight into the group of tasters/critics from the recent ‘10 years on’ tastings across the pond; then I would go with one of their standouts in the 2009 Canon.
by JC J o u a s
March 25th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Chateau Beychevelle
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: TN: 1982 Chateau Beychevelle

Millesima has 33% off on 3 cases or more and one of the wines that is included in this sale is the 2010 Beychevelle, which brings down the case pricing to $1037.08/per or $86.43/btl from their regular case price of $1547.88/per ... seems like a pretty good price if you either like quantity or are wi...
by JC J o u a s
March 20th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Domaine de Chevalier 1983
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: TN Domaine de Chevalier 1983

Dry aged steak and a mature DdC does sound like a pretty perfect pairing; nice note.
by JC J o u a s
March 13th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon 152
Replies: 21
Views: 1128

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon 152

I’d say that qualifies as some pretty active intraday repricing! It does kind of make me wonder though, if these are algo based computer driven changes or manual ones ...
by JC J o u a s
March 13th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon 152
Replies: 21
Views: 1128

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon 152

Unless something changed since the opening post was made, the 2009 DP appears to be $152.98 and the 2008 DP is $159.98

https://www.centralwinemerchants.com/we ... w=Perignon
by JC J o u a s
March 5th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycled uses for OWC’s
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Recycled uses for OWC’s

So I recently toured the warehouse at United Home Wrecking on Hope Street in Stamford CT and when I turned one of the corners and came across the inserted below item, I chuckled. So I am interested in seeing or hearing about what kinds of recycled uses you have come up with for your OWC’s in your ho...
by JC J o u a s
February 21st, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LCBO hot deal - '06 Alion
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: LCBO hot deal - '06 Alion

That kind of looks like a 6pack price after exchange rate differences but if it is per bottle, then yikes I would be pretty outraged by this government-run example
by JC J o u a s
February 17th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gianfranco Soldera has passed
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Gianfranco Soldera has passed

“It's not a coincidence that the three best wines in the world – Brunello, Barolo and Burgundy – are all made from a single grape,” says this opinionated winemaker.

RIP and thank you for some of the best Sangiovese encounters I’ve had the pleasure of tasting.
by JC J o u a s
January 24th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Mr. Alfert: 2016 Les Carmes Haut Brion
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: Paging Mr. Alfert: 2016 Les Carmes Haut Brion

This wine, have not had the 2016, is great with the new winemaker, whole cluster fermentations and the heavy dose of Cabernet Franc. 14 was great, so was 15, will try to find 16 once score frenzy recedes and pricing is normal. I think you would be better off trying to find a retailer that secured t...
by JC J o u a s
December 18th, 2018, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux Tasting Tour in NYC
Replies: 26
Views: 1006

Re: Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux Tasting Tour in NYC

The evening event is 2.5 hours and there are around 100 wines to sample, give or take. I would tell you that it would be in your best interest to try and be there for the full allotted time so that you can in turn sample as many wines as possible.
by JC J o u a s
December 17th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 174
Views: 14291

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

I for one still haven’t received this years Connecticut Grand Reserve PVW / BTAC offering ...
by JC J o u a s
December 17th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At what age does Premox becomes just oxidation in white Burgs?
Replies: 35
Views: 1333

Re: At what age does Premox becomes just oxidation in white Burgs?

I think I would also add an allowance for vintage variance as I wouldn’t expect the weaker years which can be rot afflicted and carry lower acidity to age as well all other things being equal.
by JC J o u a s
December 14th, 2018, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 100k Wine and Spirits Package
Replies: 23
Views: 1153

Re: 100k Wine and Spirits Package

I find it even weirder that they don’t list the vintages. [scratch.gif]
by JC J o u a s
December 13th, 2018, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal bottom10 left bank Bordeaux
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Your personal bottom10 left bank Bordeaux

Inspired by Stas thread (https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=156557&sid=b93f90123fa5fc5b9d34a24d1170c6ae), I started thinking about the exact opposite which is to say what are your least favorite Left Bank wines and if you are so inclined, why? It could be wines that never did i...
by JC J o u a s
November 23rd, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday deals 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4797

Re: Black Friday deals 2018

I thought this was a no brainer deal; First Bottle Wines has the 2016 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese for $22.95/per 750ml and with free shipping on purchases of 6 btls or more.

https://firstbottlewines.com/product/detail/AA1435
by JC J o u a s
November 16th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Bordeaux to open?
Replies: 35
Views: 1149

Re: Which Bordeaux to open?

I think if given the choice, I would choose to either go for 2 wines from the same vintage or the same wine across 2 vintages as I like context, and I’d probably also lean towards the PLL and the GL as my preferred options.
by JC J o u a s
November 9th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 & '15 montrose
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: '16 & '15 montrose

I bought the 2016 Montrose but did not buy the 2015 nor am I planning to.

If however you are seriously considering the 2015, I’d probably tell you to give a good hard look at the 2014 instead, as (1) IMHO it will most likely be the better wine and (2) it’ll cost you less. Just my 2 cents.
by JC J o u a s
November 6th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting hypothetical
Replies: 23
Views: 825

Re: Interesting hypothetical

Generally speaking my preference would favor drinking the weaker vintage GV (‘04 or ‘07 Montrose (but just not the ‘13)) over the better vintage 2nd wine (‘09 or ‘10 Dame de Montrose), but in 5 years time once that ‘09 or ‘10 2nd wine softens and starts developing its secondary nuances, this would u...
by JC J o u a s
November 6th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cos d ‘Estournel 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: Cos d ‘Estournel 2009

John Gilman wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Somebody else just tasted the wine?
deadhorse [highfive.gif]

Max @ the Wine Connection also offered these out on pre-arrival back on 10/24.
by JC J o u a s
November 4th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10434
Views: 340646

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

07 Fuligni is a delight, on the feminine, finessed side of the spectrum after having a little too much oak for my liking a couple of years prior ...
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2007 Fuligni BdM alongside a veal chop Milanese
by JC J o u a s
September 28th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NightLite #870 – 2015 Margaux
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: NightLite #870 – 2015 Margaux

Yao C wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 10:43 pm
It might have as much to do with this being Paul Pontallier's last vintage vs just the points
... or the gold etched special commemorative black bottle [wink.gif]

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2015 Chateau Margaux
by JC J o u a s
September 28th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 5079

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

Still a little early in the season for cross country shipping but there were a couple of windows this past week with highs well under 70 which allowed for some metro area deliveries. Next week is looking a little warmer here so I will likely wait until the following week (or later) before resuming b...
by JC J o u a s
September 16th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A Juge head-fake and a bunch of Bordeaux from ‘82 to ‘86
Replies: 24
Views: 1296

Re: TNs: A fake Juge and a bunch of Bordeaux from ‘82 to ‘86

So if the Poyferre was in the Juge btl then does that mean that the Juge was in the Poyferre btl?

[pillow-fight.gif]
by JC J o u a s
September 16th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A Juge head-fake and a bunch of Bordeaux from ‘82 to ‘86
Replies: 24
Views: 1296

Re: TNs: A fake Juge and a bunch of Bordeaux from ‘82 to ‘86

Ramon - 80’s Bdx strike again and I have to say that you took much better 📝s than me. And it was a 1948 Barbeito Malvesia Madeira that Jim broke out post Sauternes.
by JC J o u a s
August 8th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Salmon Champagne Special Club
Replies: 4
Views: 318

TN: 2012 Salmon Champagne Special Club

I bought some of the 2011 Champagne Salmon Special Club from BPW and from the looks of the back label, they self imported it.
by JC J o u a s
August 4th, 2018, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 100 point Chardonnay
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

100 point Chardonnay

Hi Dan, great note and I fully share your fondness for Mount Eden Chardonnays. My introduction to these stemmed from a case purchase of the 2003 and that last btl several years ago was definitely the best, and got me buying them on a yearly basis as I chase that repeat performance.
by JC J o u a s
August 2nd, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine From Passing
Replies: 36
Views: 2112

Wine From Passing

In addition to Wine-Searcher as Jay mentions above, I really like the Wine Market Journal. It is a great tool for wine valuations as they maintain the most complete and comprehensive database of wine auction prices. They also offer a free 2 day trial so I would certainly tell you to take advantage o...
by JC J o u a s
July 28th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 316
Views: 27194

Rye

Cost was up $60 from the 1st release so there you have it in a nutshell, just another super premium bourbon brand looking to cash in on the craze.
by JC J o u a s
July 24th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend some widely available Right Bank Bordeaux’s
Replies: 23
Views: 934

Recommend some widely available Right Bank Bordeaux’s

Les Cruzelles from Denis Durantou. He’s the owner of l’Eglise Clinet, one of the very top wines on the Right Bank. To me, Cruzelles will never be confused with his top wine, but it drinks above it’s price point of roughly $25/btl. It’s not particularly lush or fruit forward though. If you want some...
by JC J o u a s
July 21st, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3328
Views: 166330

The Bourbon Thread

Spotted a new for me ECBP batch C917 131 proof bottling for $62.99/per earlier today in the metro NY area and picked up a few.
by JC J o u a s
July 1st, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best IPA with significant distribution?
Replies: 40
Views: 2342

Best IPA with significant distribution?

Lawson's is again expanding distribution and now avail in NH. Ever since they began brewing at the Two Roads facility in Stratford CT I have been seeing it regularly here in NYS as well which is a welcomed development. I don’t think Knee Deep brewing has been mentioned as of yet but they make an as...
by JC J o u a s
June 21st, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more no-sales-tax out of state wine?
Replies: 32
Views: 2075

No more no-sales-tax out of state wine?

I kind of feel that if state taxing authorities can force out of state wine retailers to collect and pay over sales tax, there is much less incentive for lawmakers to continue backing distributors trying to stop out of state importation of wine, but as with many things in life, not everything makes ...
by JC J o u a s
June 12th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Billions Wine Sightings
Replies: 23
Views: 3771

Billions Wine Sightings

While I noticed those too, I seem to also recall a bottle of Wolffer Estate Rose in an earlier season where Chuck and Wendy were at home in their kitchen, but I am afraid to say, that the wine sightings are dwarfed by the number of times Michter’s has been featured over the years ...
by JC J o u a s
May 31st, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help choose a wine - Blue Hill Stone Barns
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Help choose a wine - Blue Hill Stone Barns

Hey Sebastian, I have never had an Eyrie wine with that much age on it but if I were you, I wouldn’t sleep on the wine pairing option as at $168/per person; it certainly adds another dimension to the plethora of courses you are served. Just my 2 cents. And regardless of whatever option you choose, c...
by JC J o u a s
May 26th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is anybody still waiting for 2014 Bordeaux futures?
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Is anybody still waiting for 2014 Bordeaux futures?

I definitely think that that is odd and might point to potential fraudulent behavior. Which major store was this so I can avoid them?
by JC J o u a s
May 9th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine Options for 1978?
Replies: 44
Views: 981

Birth Year Wine Options for 1978?

And if Cali, Heitz Martha’s is another stellar option
by JC J o u a s
May 9th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine Options for 1978?
Replies: 44
Views: 981

Birth Year Wine Options for 1978?

If Bdx, I’d also put Las Cases in that grouping of btls to seek out right on up there with the Pichon Lalande
by JC J o u a s
May 9th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine Options for 1978?
Replies: 44
Views: 981

Birth Year Wine Options for 1978?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
JeremyMullman wrote:Had a 1978 Jordan Cab about 10 years back that was holding up very nicely at 30.
My last bottle fading fast.
I’d have to agree with Mark, as this btl of ‘78 Jordan drank last year had also seen better days ...
by JC J o u a s
May 9th, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine Options for 1978?
Replies: 44
Views: 981

Birth Year Wine Options for 1978?

I too am a ‘78 baby and while Bdx, Burgundy, Southern Rhône and Napa each present a plethora of fine choices, let’s not forget about Ree-oh-ha ... GregT I know you are with me! PJ’s has got a decent amount (94 btls) of the 1978 CVNE Vina Real GR for $175/per and that is a no brainer purchase in my b...
by JC J o u a s
May 1st, 2018, 6:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3328
Views: 166330

The Bourbon Thread

hmmm somebody was just telling me about the new Angel's Envy. I hadn't heard about it so was surprised. . Care to elaborate? I haven't heard of anything new. Read Kris’s post above regarding the partnership behind Heaven’s Door whiskey https://www.forbes.com/sites/felipeschrieberg/2018/04/30/bob-dy...
by JC J o u a s
April 26th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3328
Views: 166330

The Bourbon Thread

It would appear that Heaven Hill’s Henry McKenna 10 yr won best bourbon at this year’s San Francisco spirits competition. While I am not sure if this will affect its price in any measure, I do think that it will likely affect its availability ... https://www.fredminnick.com/2018/04/19/best-bourbon-o...
by JC J o u a s
April 18th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spanish cults from Totalwine?
Replies: 20
Views: 1053

Spanish cults from Totalwine?

And just when you thought that things could not get more absurd, this comes along for the true ballers with more money than sense ...

http://www.odditycentral.com/news/would ... -wine.html

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