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by Todd F r e n c h
June 17th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: weekend wines - Taittinger, Pierre Morey, Margaux, Yquem, Staatsdomaine and Stony Hill
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: weekend wines - Taittinger, Pierre Morey, Margaux, Yquem, Staatsdomaine and Stony Hill

Thanks for the note on the Stony Hill - I WISH I had kept my 3 bottles of '11 much longer. I've been good about holding on to the '11 cabs...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 15th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 35
Views: 1769

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 11:40 am
For the record, I went to Total Wine to grab one, but all gone.
I swear YOU are the one who told me to go buy these, and I did.

Anyway...Martin with the high pressure sales, sheesh! I will need to bring one of mine back from long term storage, lest I 'miss out'!
by Todd F r e n c h
June 15th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 35
Views: 1769

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Picked up a couple of these in 750 today @Total based in part on this thread. Triangulation: everyone seems to love this wine, from The Suck to Jancis. Pretty safe bet I think. But I thought you weren't buying any more Bordeaux because you have too much and you'll never live long enough to drink it...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 15th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 35
Views: 1769

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Picked up a couple of these in 750 today @Total based in part on this thread. Triangulation: everyone seems to love this wine, from The Suck to Jancis. Pretty safe bet I think. But I thought you weren't buying any more Bordeaux because you have too much and you'll never live long enough to drink it...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 14th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 35
Views: 1769

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

I think this is the wine Alfert ordered me to buy in futures, and I obeyed...we'll see if he's right, but sounds likely! I hadn't planned to open these young, but now I'm very curious..
by Todd F r e n c h
June 12th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2739

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Just went and visited at MACDONALD with Alex and we were just blown away. Not only was it the greatest expression of Napa Cabernet that we have ever tasted, but Alex is also just straight the man. Incredibly down to earth and so humble considering that they are pushing out such incredible juice. So...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 12th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Louis Jadot Corton-Pougets Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: TN: 2007 Louis Jadot Corton-Pougets Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot

One of the great values in GC Burgundy, but I am surprised you expect more red fruit as I find this bottling to get deeper and darker before taking on the other nuances of leather, mushrooms, dried herbs as it ages. Same with many Jadot wines. The only red fruited Jadot wines for me are Marsannay, ...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 11th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Louis Jadot Corton-Pougets Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot
Replies: 2
Views: 315

TN: 2007 Louis Jadot Corton-Pougets Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot

Wanted to check in on the 07's and figured this was a better wine than N. Rhone or Bordeaux to enjoy with Flannery hangers given the recent heat wave... 2007 Louis Jadot Corton-Pougets Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru (6/11/2019) Definitely some ...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 11th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo (Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 2960

Re: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone (update) and Barolo

Wow, what a fantastic report! I wish I could have traveled along with you!
by Todd F r e n c h
June 11th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1634

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

James Billy wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 2:41 am
Great notes. Thanks!

The 93 point joke needs to be retired. Better no score than a distracting humourous number IMHO.
If you want the great notes, you get the '93 points' joke - I believe the former is worth the latter. (already asked and answered, that's how I know)
by Todd F r e n c h
June 10th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Need Walla Walla Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Need Walla Walla Suggestions

L'Ecole!!! Connie Savage (our forever-member Leo Frokic's wife - I see you are new here, so you wouldn't recognize the name, but they are both Berserker Celebs!) is the new managing director or some fancy title. I'd encourage you to check out any wines of theirs that have age on them, however, as th...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 10th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 2771

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

Philip - I am not sure of the usefulness of the linked story to your top-down processing work, but I much enjoy the work Lettie Teague did with Chris Camarda (Andrew Will winemaker/owner) in creating a 1982 Mouton and deceiving a group in a wine tasting. https://www.foodandwine.com/articles/wine-sc...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 10th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: When Tom Hill comes to town
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Re: TN: When Tom Hill comes to town

Wow, off the beaten path indeed! I have no clue what the last two are, particularly the 'Byrrh' - how did you even FIND this stuff?
by Todd F r e n c h
June 8th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 48
Views: 1862

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Lanessan is always a fantastic value. I guess the subtext here is quality/style variation based on the vintage? Robert has been in mourning because he fears Lanessan has gone over to the dark side and has extolled the 14 as a last of the breed. Whether he is right about that remains to be seen Oh, ...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 7th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Planning Stage
Replies: 21
Views: 602

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Planning Stage

Mike Stoneking wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 9:15 am
August 17 is good for us. Danas' Birthday!
I can't do that weekend, as my FIL is in town, so if it IS that weekend, I'll be sad to miss celebrating Dana!
by Todd F r e n c h
June 7th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Planning Stage
Replies: 21
Views: 602

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Planning Stage

I'm a possible, would love to attend, date/schedule dependent!
by Todd F r e n c h
June 6th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: AA direct flights from Sonoma County to Dallas began today 6-6-19
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: AA direct flights from Sonoma County to Dallas began today 6-6-19

all y'all Dallas folk better start visiting Brian!
by Todd F r e n c h
June 6th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: TN: 2016 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

hey Junior - have you had any of the '14 Lanessan recently? I purchased 6 of them, probably at your pushy suggestion...

(sorry for the sort-of thread drift)
by Todd F r e n c h
June 5th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 888
Views: 42909

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Apparently the Balthazar Challiot sold so well last time they amped up the price this time - $69.99, ouch
by Todd F r e n c h
June 5th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11077
Views: 494633

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Yes you blew it, Noel! According to the last CT note, this Lalande doesn’t taste anywhere near as good as a Napa Cab! June 2, 2019 - decanted for 1 hour prior to enjoying; had it side by side against Stag's leap Cask 23 (2016); more mature aroma, but definitely reserved compared to bold napa cap. t...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 4th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 22
Views: 1828

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

I've been happy with my Total Wine Futures orders - 3 years and counting, though I haven't purchased '17 or '18 from them, only '14-16. Just picked up my last of the '16 futures last week
by Todd F r e n c h
June 4th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4056

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Tough call. I've found many lower-priced Bordeaux (some go-to ones for me like Capbern, Senejac, Cantermerle, Lanessan, Dauphine, etc) drink well young, and don't have a 'closed' phase, though they also CAN last 10-20 years easily. Better bottles seem to be hardcore full-stop tannic assaults when yo...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 3rd, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11077
Views: 494633

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

With our home remodeling extravaganza lately, I have no money for such frivolities like buying more wine...so for the last 3 months I didn't buy much, if at all. However, it appears the chicken has come to roost, and I have been purchasing just a wee bit, since the cellar was getting hecka empty. I'...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 3rd, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +
Replies: 17
Views: 1411

Re: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +

Thanks Frank for starting this thread. It was a busy week at home/work so I'm a little late with my post. Will post photos soon! Todd: I envy your bottles of the 2000 Chateau Leoville Poyferre as it was my WOTN. Agree with Curtis, not a "big" wine and was drinking balanced with early stage of matur...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 2nd, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes

this bottle was tighter than the recent 2014, not more stuffing, just leaner with the acidity more in the forefront. A sterner wine than the gentle 2014, still quite enjoyable—more Ramonet mint and citrus, less stone fruit and flowers. Still a great quaff w a long future. Haven't had much Ramonet, ...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 2nd, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Fattoria Galardi Terra di Lavoro (with slow-and-low Bolognese sauce)
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: TN: 2006 Fattoria Galardi Terra di Lavoro (with slow-and-low Bolognese sauce)

David K o l i n wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 9:38 pm
Try an ‘08 if you have one. Surprisingly more accessible
I have only the '06, had 4 of them, down to one now, so I need to let this one rest a bit longer
by Todd F r e n c h
June 1st, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Fattoria Galardi Terra di Lavoro (with slow-and-low Bolognese sauce)
Replies: 4
Views: 568

TN: 2006 Fattoria Galardi Terra di Lavoro (with slow-and-low Bolognese sauce)

Popped this forum favorite to see how it is going, with two bottles total remaining, looks like I let the other one wait a bit, perhaps 5 more years. Will be great with the Bolognese, however, as it has all the acid and structure needed for a rich, meaty sauce. 2006 Fattoria Galardi Terra di Lavoro ...
by Todd F r e n c h
June 1st, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike (and dad and friends) in Vegas--return to LOS + after-dinner fascination
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: TNs--Mike (and dad and friends) in Vegas--return to LOS + after-dinner fascination

After 10 years away, I returned to (the new location of) Lotus of Siam. With me were my dad, BBer Jay Shampur, our friend Bernie Schwartz (well known to FallTacular attendees) and Jay's sister and brother-in-law who I was meeting for the first time. The new-ish digs are almost swank. The high quali...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 31st, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decent Chardonnay reccos?
Replies: 38
Views: 1891

Re: Decent Chardonnay reccos?

Hartford Court, all day (but at grocery stores, where it's cheaper than Total Wine/Bevmo/shops, typically)
by Todd F r e n c h
May 31st, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willi’s Wine Bar has finally re-opened!
Replies: 12
Views: 1031

Re: Willi’s Wine Bar has finally re-opened!

Brian, did you go yesterday?

Sounds like I should put this on my list during my next trip out there...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 31st, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 24
Views: 2591

Re: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

But wasn´t Acker deeply involved in auctioning hyper criminal counterfeit bottles? That's why I'd NEVER spend a dime with Acker. Won't make a difference to them, however... If you “accidentally” disclose your massive WB ad revenue, they might change their minds. Good point...quite the carrot to han...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 31st, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 24
Views: 2591

Re: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 11:52 am
But wasn´t Acker deeply involved in auctioning hyper criminal counterfeit bottles?
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That's why I'd NEVER spend a dime with Acker. Won't make a difference to them, however...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 31st, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Bordeaux supposed to have a laxative effect?
Replies: 69
Views: 5325

Re: Is Bordeaux supposed to have a laxative effect?

GregT wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 10:57 am
After its first flush of youth, this thread has come back bigger than ever.
Hoping for some solid development later on
by Todd F r e n c h
May 31st, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1602

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

C. Mc Cart wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 9:45 am
Wow, some harsh comments from the elitist set

I think your dinner sounded very nice Robert (said in a tone your mother would use as she posted grade school artwork on the fridge). pileon
SNAP!!!!
by Todd F r e n c h
May 31st, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1602

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

You and your chicken wings... Charlie, these folks wonder how you and I stay so svelte and age-defiant. Eat leanly, folks, and drink well. Alcohol tastes better than fatty meat; less calories, too. Then come cycling with us in this brutal Florida heat. Fu would last 1/2 mile. Todd's muscles are too...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 31st, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1602

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

Jim Stewart wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 9:19 am
Those are the times we cherish . . . too few. Cannot be orchestrated and directed, we can set the stage a bit, but the magic happens or does not. Wonderful!
Damn, Jim with the mic drop statement! Well put!
by Todd F r e n c h
May 31st, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1602

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

scamhi wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 6:26 am
c fu wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:19 pm
you lost me at filet mignon
Charlie, it's Florida. [snort.gif]
Yeah, that shocked me as well, until I considered the location of the event...makes more sense, but still a huge shame.

Did you guys wrap those in bacon, too?
by Todd F r e n c h
May 31st, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +
Replies: 17
Views: 1411

Re: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +

ryancurry wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 8:27 am
c fu wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:27 pm
wtf my 16 Maestria last friday was super shut down.

i demand a refund

Wines give us the performance we deserve neener
#facts
by Todd F r e n c h
May 30th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A legit wine for Neal Mollen!
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: A legit wine for Neal Mollen!

Neal.Mollen wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Nah, someone posted it here a few weeks ago
I don't see it...I actually looked before I leapt
by Todd F r e n c h
May 30th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A legit wine for Neal Mollen!
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: A legit wine for Neal Mollen!

First ever score, huge ad in (mag who scored it, shocker) WS - it's all about Thelonius, man...legit. https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61625023_2829556367061780_3507926448952311808_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_eui2=AeG47Mf7256j_IaeswYOj2n_aaHzP-7KTFr7d_GUBniZ9GEgeOADAQsaYa4e-C_8nTdhgAig_5hX31...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 30th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A legit wine for Neal Mollen!
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

A legit wine for Neal Mollen!

First ever score, huge ad in (mag who scored it, shocker) WS - it's all about Thelonius, man...legit. (just like your avatar) https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61625023_2829556367061780_3507926448952311808_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_eui2=AeG47Mf7256j_IaeswYOj2n_aaHzP-7KTFr7d_GUBniZ9GEgeOADAQs...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 30th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2536

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Victor Hong wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:30 am
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:17 am
Victor Hong wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:13 am
My recommendation is that every customer immediately check the storage contents----by sight.
Not by smell or sound?
Good point. The visually impaired would need to do so by touch.
And they'd likely only have a collection of Chapoutier, in that case
by Todd F r e n c h
May 30th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2536

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Victor Hong wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:13 am
My recommendation is that every customer immediately check the storage contents----by sight.
Not by smell or sound?
by Todd F r e n c h
May 30th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 79
Views: 3614

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

I have had some stunning wines from Diamond Creek, including a 1978 Volcanic Hill that was better (at least on the night we tasted it) than a 1979 Lafite. But, that wine was made by Al Brounstein, who unfortunately has passed away. I have not had any DC wines of more recent vintages. Who is making ...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 30th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 79
Views: 3614

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

Boots has not passed away. She is 92 and lives on the property. And frankly, when I went to the Diamond Creek website yesterday to check it out (I'm guessing DC got a few orders from this thread and the universally positive remarks about the wine, other than current pricing, maybe) and saw that the...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 30th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2536

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

I'm sure there's some language dealing with non-payment of storage fees, but holy hell what a mess. SO many other options in this regard, instead of putting oneself into legal jeopardy by disposing of the contents of the locker. One significantly smarter option would have been to 'seize' the content...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 29th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +
Replies: 17
Views: 1411

Re: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +

Frenchie, re: the Benetiere, the aromatics of the wine, not the wine overall. Those Rhones weren't mine and I was glad to revisit both Levet and Benetiere again as these are followed by several people on Wine Talk. You are telling me to rest wines? Funny. Did you forget you know me and my approach ...
by Todd F r e n c h
May 29th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +
Replies: 17
Views: 1411

Re: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +

Awful lot of CABERNET in that Leoville Poyferre, buddy! I have several bottles of that exact wine - happy to share if you get the urge for it another time. Lots of young Rhones in there - y'all need to let those rest a little while before Pobega'ing them. Knowing how spot-on accurate you are about P...

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