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by Yao C
July 15th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 61
Views: 1600

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

This really is a fascinating question. I wonder at the end result of a decade of the same top quality wine. Even if one only has it once a week (beer being the daily drinker) would one notice the evolution? Many wines will change quite a bit over a decade, but absent any reference points I wonder i...
by Yao C
July 15th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 34
Views: 1006

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

FWIW I've always enjoyed Southern Rhones (e.g. Tempier, Pignan) with pizza

I once read an old thread on this board where someone talked about drinking through most of their case of 1990 Verset with pizza and about died of envy. But I could totally see it [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
July 14th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 61
Views: 1600

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Some kind of wheat beer -> IMO better to drink beer with foods that one would normally have champagne with, in order to free up a slot for a red wine. If I could replace this with some sort of pet nat I'd be in heaven 2001 Mugnier Amoureuses -> versatile and yet complex, with lots of room for evolut...
by Yao C
July 13th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pythagorean cup and wine - Do you know any other inventions/patents/mechanisms about wine?
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Pythagorean cup and wine - Do you know any other inventions/patents/mechanisms about wine?

Check out this ancient Chinese drinking vessel, with protrusions to stab you in the eyes if you tilt it at too aggressive an angle. I've tried a plastic reproduction, and it really forces you to pay attention when you lift your glass to drink [cheers.gif] bronze.jpg Haven’t had my coffee yet so feel...
by Yao C
July 13th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tough night with senescent wines; St. Joseph and Champagne
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: Tough night with senescent wines; St. Joseph and Champagne

Warren Taranow wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 9:48 pm
flabby palate
Sounds more callipygian to me :)
by Yao C
July 13th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1044

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

But consider where it is grown now: in basements, in greenhouses (similar to hothouse tomatoes or microgreens), in factory warehouses...cannabis doesn't need land . Terroir is as far from a discussion of weed from any kind of land-based crop. I think this is the crux of it. I’ve got several friends...
by Yao C
July 11th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11215
Views: 506223

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Very slightly off the beaten path...

2011 Morey-Coffinet Batard
2006 Chevillon Chaignots
1999 Tertre Roteboeuf
by Yao C
July 10th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2153

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 11:43 am
Then it was a combination of pink wines, and a 1990 Gruaud was pulled out for cheese. It’s a good wine but there was a distinct herbal element.
It all sounds amazing but I don’t see why there has to be a ‘but’ in that sentence :p
by Yao C
July 10th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1311

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

No Riesling kabinett? For shame

Edit: bah, pre-empted [truce.gif]
by Yao C
July 10th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 70
Views: 2390

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Let me quote this entertaining bit from Terry Theise's 2019 catalog [stirthepothal.gif] (the catalog is available here: https://www.skurnik.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/SKURNIK_THEISE_Champagne_2019_CATALOG-WEB.pdf) Having established and sold this portfolio for 22 years now, the only thing I ques...
by Yao C
July 9th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2437

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

I enjoyed our visit to Quixote and their entertainingly Dali-esque winery, but if you don't like petite syrah it might not be for you Yes that's the standard walk in at Montelena. Need to do private I'll second that; Winfred and I loved our (semi)private visit there - we shared a table with two othe...
by Yao C
July 7th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone up for 200% new oak
Replies: 27
Views: 1463

Re: Anyone up for 200% new oak

I feel ill

I know nothing about the winery that is perpetrating this, but have no trouble believing it’s real
by Yao C
July 7th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn's from last night: Darioush Cab Franc, and SG SVD cab
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Tn's from last night: Darioush Cab Franc, and SG SVD cab

Yes I’ve been to visit Ashes and Diamonds and their CF is quite good; fun aesthetic to the tasting area as well :)
by Yao C
July 7th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1579

Re: Paris or Lyon

Anyone been to Antic in Lyon? I’ve been to Legrand in Paris and while selection was good I’d love to find some back vintage gems as well as my favorite burgundy, Rhône and champagne producers for a fraction of the price of here in NYC. I’ve been; selection is not bad but don’t expect it to be cheap...
by Yao C
July 5th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1273

Re: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?

Andrew M wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 11:35 am
Do restaurants have a general policy on bringing in recorked bottles?
Can’t hurt to call ahead and ask

Also fwiw I had this 2+ years ago and it didn’t need much more than an hour or so for the fruit to really get going
by Yao C
July 4th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 13
Views: 555

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

I'm hardly an expert but I've been to Japan a bunch, including twice last year :) I think you should avoid Okinawa; it doesn't feel much like Japan to me. Given that she likes food and the outdoors I would second (third?) the Kyoto suggestion. Alternatively, if you're feeling adventurous Shikoku is ...
by Yao C
July 4th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11215
Views: 506223

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

We've enjoyed the regular 1990 Taittinger vintage so I bit the bullet on a 1990 Taittinger Comtes at auction champagne.gif
Scott Brunson wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 5:30 pm
I found '08 Cristal for $207.
10% discount for a mixed case with everyday crap takes it below $190 so I bought the three the store had in stock.
What a deal! I'm so envious
by Yao C
July 4th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 56
Views: 1631

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

FWIW I prefer lighter, zippier reds with wagyu to cut through the fat

Tonight we're doing old white burgundy and chartreuse slushies [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
July 3rd, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 40
Views: 2663

Re: 2008 Salon

I’d take the over as well. I bet they’ve been inspired by the premium DP has been able to charge for P2 vs the current release
by Yao C
July 3rd, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favourite Quality in a wine
Replies: 61
Views: 1509

Re: Favourite Quality in a wine

... the moorishness of the wine... There are words that, no matter how many times I see them, I still have no idea what they really mean and this is one of them, in addition to gourmand (as used in wines, esp Burgundy) <snip> I think "gourmand" and "more-ish" mean similar things: they're wines that...
by Yao C
July 2nd, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favourite Quality in a wine
Replies: 61
Views: 1509

Re: Favourite Quality in a wine

I've heard people dismiss 'nervosite' as a made up thing, but I very occasionally experience it as a thrilling, electric feeling when the acidity of a wine harmonizes perfectly with the other elements. It causes the wine to come alive in this vibratory, hallucinatory way that is very special to me
by Yao C
July 2nd, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 40
Views: 2663

Re: 2008 Salon

I wonder what the true production was; even if it was down in 2008 I bet there's still a tremendous amount being held back pending the success or failure of this little experiment In the end I'd rather the producer capture the consumer surplus than have a big gap between allocation prices and second...
by Yao C
July 1st, 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Other Cellar Sidejobs
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Other Cellar Sidejobs

I like to keep cakes, pies, macarons etc in there to preserve the texture; they don't dry out as easily, and there's no unsightly condensation when you bring them out to serve There's sausages of all kinds hanging in the cellar at Antic Wine in Lyon Friend of mine went to sleep in his cellar during ...
by Yao C
June 30th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1189

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

Jadot Bouzeron, which seems summer appropriate

Or Lafage Bastide Miraflors, if you want a heavy red

Both I would rate in the high 80s. Both are available in the $13-14 range
by Yao C
June 27th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11215
Views: 506223

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2005 Cayuse Bionic Frog (ow I've fallen off the wagon)
by Yao C
June 25th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5580

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

It may be suggestibility on my part but I find certain kinds of wine create more annoying headaches / hangovers. Perhaps there are chemicals other than ethanol that contribute
by Yao C
June 25th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5580

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Thank you Frank! Your points all resonate with me; I’m not quite 35 but am already getting to the point where I don’t want to deal with the physical consequences from consuming excessive amounts of alcohol, whether it be from high alcohol wines or too many bottles. Champagne has gone from being an o...
by Yao C
June 25th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 42994

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Yao, Bottle or magnum? The magnums were late disgorged 1985 BdB while the bottles were late disgorged 1985 Perfection Millesime. The bottles have always been not quite right to me, but the magnums were nice though still not thrilling. Bottle Have you liked other vintages? I'm not very familiar with...
by Yao C
June 25th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 42994

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1985 Jacquesson Degorgement Tardif: disgorged 2010; a promising, tantalizingly forward mature nose, all honeyed and yeasty with a touch of lemon, which combines nicely with the creamy mousse; then crushing disappointment as the palate drops out and you’re left with shrill acidity and not enough sub...
by Yao C
June 24th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 42994

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1985 Jacquesson Degorgement Tardif: disgorged 2010; a promising, tantalizingly forward mature nose, all honeyed and yeasty with a touch of lemon, which combines nicely with the creamy mousse; then crushing disappointment as the palate drops out and you’re left with shrill acidity and not enough subs...
by Yao C
June 20th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 1886

Re: Yearly Budget

Mark Thompson wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Rationalization 101: Sure I spent X....but my actual consumption is a tiny fraction of X...
Agreed; per GAAP it's not actually an expense until it's been consumed so I'm well under budget
by Yao C
June 20th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1530
Views: 78763

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Has anyone had experience with Gaston Chiquet's Blanc de Blancs d'Aÿ? I had no idea they did a BdB
by Yao C
June 20th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2735

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

I read a story where a couple had called the cops because they thought there was a gas leak. Turns out the neighbors were enjoying a durian. Perhaps the tasting note is alluding to a petrol flavor/smell? I grew up in Singapore and have always hated the smell, which I believe comes from mercaptans (...
by Yao C
June 20th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ch. Gilette Creme de Tete vintage to avoid?
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Ch. Gilette Creme de Tete vintage to avoid?

In my limited experience I've liked the 1978 and 1989, found 1985 to be meh, and disliked the 1983 (but the bottle might have not been stored well)
by Yao C
June 20th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly

Herwig Janssen wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 11:03 pm
We had a couple of premoxed PYCM’s . But this one rocks .
Hm, which ones?
by Yao C
June 19th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 35584

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

I just got an email quoting Decanter on the 2002 Dom Perignon P2 Plenitude Brut: "Gustav Klimt in a glass." Well, ok then. Is that like Sir Walter Raleigh in a can? Bravo, good find. Here's the whole note, which should be slowly and patiently savored like fine aged Parmigiano: "And so from P1 methu...
by Yao C
June 19th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly

Thanks for the note! I'll roll the dice on my '09 double mag for another 10 years then

FWIW I've had a few from 2005/2006 and have yet to encounter any premox. There are earlier years (2002-2004) but I have heard they are less good
by Yao C
June 18th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11215
Views: 506223

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2011 Suduiraut
2002 Catherine & Pierre Breton Perrieres
by Yao C
June 18th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 42994

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2012 Jean Milan Terres de Noel BdB Spent a lovely summer evening with this bottle watching the Willamette River go by. Jean Milan's best holding in Oger with 70 year old vines. All finesse and balance in a charming, lighter aperitif style. Pear and yeast and a real sense of freshness without any en...
by Yao C
June 17th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: weekend wines - Taittinger, Pierre Morey, Margaux, Yquem, Staatsdomaine and Stony Hill
Replies: 17
Views: 990

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

Not surprised. What really impressed me was the very strong showing for the 1986. I had the 1986 Margaux a year ago and it had a brilliant nose but was a touch austere in the mouth. I guess it just needed a bit more time to fully come round. Not sure if I missed it, but which did you prefer in the ...
by Yao C
June 12th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 35584

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

I like that it is gregarious pie. My favorite pies and desserts are those that speak to me before I goggle them up. Haha what an amazing howler [rofl.gif] "This wine can be overly forward when you first get to know it, and is prone to sharing embarrassing anecdotes about its family. As opposed to t...
by Yao C
June 8th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BYOB bottle for dinner tonight- seeking feedback on a couple of options
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: BYOB bottle for dinner tonight- seeking feedback on a couple of options

Would second the Seavey; I think it's a good age for a Napa cab
by Yao C
June 6th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 4006

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Musigny by Roumier . roumier-musigny.png . there’s an argument to make that Roumier’s Musigny is not his best wine. He makes just one barrel and hence can’t do a rigorous selection like he can with his BM. My memory might be faulty but I recall an old thread where something similar was said about M...
by Yao C
June 6th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 2455

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Alex N wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 8:59 am
Sure you can order them well done for a tray of crispy grease bombs
I've always thought these were pretty good; chacun son gout and all that...
by Yao C
June 5th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 35584

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

2018 Ch Pichon Comtesse Lalande Pauillac WA 97-99 "The grand vin represents 50% of the crop this year. The 2018 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is made up of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot with a pH of 3.85, an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 87 and...
by Yao C
June 4th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 35584

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Does you think she really know what exponential means? Or do you think it’s hyperbole? I fear another circular argument. Some may say her writing skills are irrational or even imaginary, but they are real. They are asymptotic, and they have reached their limit. That would be sinusoidal, not exponen...
by Yao C
June 3rd, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 42994

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Steve Nordhoff wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 7:40 am
2009 Pierre Peters Chetillons. Maybe this was just too young after the Michel, but it was rather linear and light. I will wait a long time for the next one.
Thanks for the note; I had the same impression with a 750 in Jan and find myself preferring the 2010 to the 2009 right now
by Yao C
June 2nd, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11215
Views: 506223

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2009 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee

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by Yao C
May 31st, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 1859

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

Anton D wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Also Roy Piper, Pott, perhaps Alpha Omega, Robert Young, Spottswoode!
I recommend Alpha Omega Era. You can get the 2010 off of Vinfolio for $185
by Yao C
May 31st, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourgogne-Aligoté
Replies: 22
Views: 1582

Re: Bourgogne-Aligoté

My best experience with Aligote has been Roulot. I snuck a 2014 into a blind Chardonnay lineup (both old and new world) and it unexpectedly won. Not great value though. Ramonet and De Villaine aren't too far behind I've also really enjoyed the 2015 Jadot Bouzeron that I got from Envoyer at the low l...

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