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by Yao C
July 11th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...
Replies: 23
Views: 713

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

Thank you all for the names! But my primary reason for posting is to thank the OP for using the apostrophe and the s properly in '80s and '90s. Errors with those abbreviations are quite possibly the only ones more frequent around here than using "varietal" to mean "variety." Such unfortunately rare ...
by Yao C
July 11th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Bit of a grab bag...

3x 1998 Giacosa Rocche
1x 2009 Cristal
2x 2016 Bertheau Bonnes Mares
1x 1990 Haut Brion
1x 2001 Rieussec
by Yao C
July 11th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...
Replies: 23
Views: 713

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

Last night I purchased a 1985 Laurel Glen Sonoma Cab off a list on a lark when my 1995 Bouchard CC failed to perform [cry.gif]. Let's just say it did a great job making me forget that disappointment It's dawned on me that every single Sonoma cab that I've had over the years - not many, say 6 in all ...
by Yao C
July 10th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Kayli Morgan - Hundred Acre release
Replies: 13
Views: 912

Re: 2017 Kayli Morgan - Hundred Acre release

What an amazing letter. Thank you Matt for the entertainment
by Yao C
July 9th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3037

Re: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?

Howard Cooper wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Are these wines as good as a 40 year old la Tache, no, but for the money they can be quite nice.
Therein lies the rub, no? Scott said he was "really looking for some outstanding experiences"
by Yao C
July 8th, 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Visited Patricia Green Cellars and picked up a little sampler: Notorious, Balcombe 1B, Patty Green Commemorative, etc
by Yao C
July 2nd, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominus 2013 vs. 2015 vs. 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1273

Re: Dominus 2013 vs. 2015 vs. 2016

Try 2006. It's just blossoming now and one of the more affordable ones
by Yao C
July 1st, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominus 2013 vs. 2015 vs. 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1273

Re: Dominus 2013 vs. 2015 vs. 2016

I'm not a huge fan of 2015. Per Mike, I'd recommend 2016 as the best value
by Yao C
June 26th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?
Replies: 51
Views: 1830

Re: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?

I like to have long, slow dinners with friends where we enjoy deeply a few wines. Wines are keys into these memories that I make with people I care about. Scientists talk about how the smell is tied into the hippocampus, which is the seat of memory in the brain, and the smell of a certain wines will...
by Yao C
June 23rd, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage
Replies: 43
Views: 1396

Re: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage

Ironically, during delivery (highest potential for damage) from the winery to you, there is virtually no insurance for heat, freezing, popped corks, theft, non-delivery, lost in transit, etc. from FedEx or UPS "additional insurance". [swearing.gif] Just the same way lenders prefer to lend money to ...
by Yao C
June 23rd, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2007 Juge (what have I done :()
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 8:31 pm
2018 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre
Same [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
June 21st, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage
Replies: 43
Views: 1396

Re: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage

Why would you pay for insurance that only covers one box of wine? Speaking of - I should probably insure mine. I'm so used to homeowners insurance covering what I have at home that I forgot about the stuff I have offsite - where do you go to get this kind of insurance? His reasoning was that typica...
by Yao C
June 19th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1985 of the St Emilion that apparently shall not be named...
by Yao C
June 19th, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449135

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1964 G Mascarello Barolo Riserva Bottle had been standing for 6 months+; decanted at 10am and drank at 7pm; poured star bright with a very light color - almost rose like; very sweet red fruit, preserved plum, vegetal, tea, soil-like notes and a coppery tang on the palate; the flavors are wispy and ...
by Yao C
June 19th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominus 2017 - Released today
Replies: 14
Views: 1062

Re: Dominus 2017 - Released today

G. Bienstock wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 6:09 pm
The 92 is also great.
Agreed, that stretch from 1988 through 1992 is pretty damn amazing
by Yao C
June 18th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5407

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

I find the prices of both Bordeaux and Burgundy (and of many other wines) to be horribly expensive. I wish it were not so, but at least you and I are old enough to have bought a lot of our wines at more reasonable prices. But, you did not simply assert that Burgundy is expensive but rather that it ...
by Yao C
June 18th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 PYCM Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Au Bout du Monde Scored myself a few of these as well! Excited to try the new vineyard, especially since the vintage seems a good match for the site My paraphrase of the Envoyer email: "Vineyard purchased by Pierre-Yves Colin and Etienne Sauzet. Very hilly...
by Yao C
June 16th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5407

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

2007 Clos des Papes 4-5 years ago was the nail in the Parker coffin for me. Pruney and cracked up over the course of dinner Over the past year I was let down by a 1990 Taittinger Comtes which I carried all the way to Hong Kong in my luggage only to find it disjointed and seemingly less than the sum ...
by Yao C
June 14th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Goodfellow Durant
2017 Goodfellow Richard's Cuvee
2015 Lionnet Cornas
by Yao C
June 13th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Bordeaux tonight?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Which Bordeaux tonight?

With EP season in full swing, I'm in the mood for some Bordeaux tonight. Looking through some of my recent acquisitions I haven't tried yet, which bottle do you think will be the most ready/approachable? 2000 La Fleur de Bouard 2000 Pavie Decesse 2005 Pape Clement 2003 Pontet-Canet I had the 2000 P...
by Yao C
June 13th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 13039

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Troy Stark wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Great prices on the cellar offer last night. Anyone get confirmations yet?
Nope, not yet
by Yao C
June 12th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1431
Views: 85031

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I responded 2 minutes after the cellar email and ALL the Giacosa was sold out [soap.gif]

I guess that's the reality these days... though I did snag some 2001 Rieussec and 2001 JJ Prum WS Spatlese
by Yao C
June 10th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet fans - please help me understand
Replies: 29
Views: 1647

Re: Levet fans - please help me understand

Ramon C wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 5:40 am
Zachary Ross wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 5:32 pm
'04 Levet is grand! Drinking well, as are most '04s from the Northern Rhone.
We didn't have '04 Jamet C-R during that dinner. Any thoughts if it is drinking well?
I had a bottle in April (recent release from the domaine, with the new label). Wide open and highly enjoyable [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
June 10th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 13039

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Blake, that was a cool post. He offered Margaine today. That was cool to see, as I enjoyed meeting Mathilde through our Zoom and now understand her wines better. I couldn't take everything but I did bite on the bottlings I though I would like. Me too. It's as if he's tracking our Zoom sessions. Act...
by Yao C
June 10th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite lower alcohol wines
Replies: 33
Views: 846

Re: Favorite lower alcohol wines

Pet-nat. I do have a few 'La Bubulle à Jeannot' coming from Ganevat but obviously there's all kinds from all over. I find Bugey Cerdon to be very user friendly and K&L usually has some...
by Yao C
June 6th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449135

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1992 Dominus The nose is the highlight: spectrum of florals, big black/blue fruit, undertone of mineral to add interest; then ramrod straight on the palate, even a little stern, an interesting contrast with the louche nose; satisfying and complete; noticeable grip from the tannins on pnp, but the m...
by Yao C
June 5th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: 2000 Mouton Rothschild
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: WTN: 2000 Mouton Rothschild

Great note! Nice to hear that it's more than just a pretty face (the bottle)
by Yao C
June 4th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Styro Shippers - Finally some data on their effectiveness
Replies: 114
Views: 9595

Re: Styro Shippers - Finally some data on their effectiveness

I've done it before - GSO with cold packs overnight - and the bottles arrive still cool to the touch, even during the height of summer. Wouldn't sweat it
by Yao C
June 4th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2002 and 2009 Agrapart Venus

Thrilled to be able to try some older vintages :)
by Yao C
June 4th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 05 Allemand 'Chaillot'
Replies: 16
Views: 841

Re: TN: 05 Allemand 'Chaillot'

The two bottles I tried a couple of years ago were both marked by VA - one intensely so - but agreed that the underlying wine is very good indeed
by Yao C
June 3rd, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8075

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

My max is 4, but then I only have a little over 400 bottles collected over a period of 5 years. 2016 Alpha Omega Era, 2002 Pierre Peters Chetillons, and 2018 Ganevat La Bubulle à Jeannot It is incorrect to assume that either one likes variety, or one buys wine in quantity. That may of course be true...
by Yao C
June 3rd, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51979

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

That is a mere academic question for me, as I want no part of EP with the tariffs issue and COVID issue up in the air. Quite frankly, I cannot imagine how the environment could be any less stable, or any more volatile, for futures purchases. I'll just buy off the shelf, assuming the pricing is good...
by Yao C
June 3rd, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Sub-$100 White Burg
Replies: 72
Views: 4426

Re: Best Sub-$100 White Burg

Thank you William! Super insightful :)
by Yao C
June 3rd, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Sub-$100 White Burg
Replies: 72
Views: 4426

Re: Best Sub-$100 White Burg

For me, Lorenzon and Dureuil-Janthial are the two greatest estates in the Chalonnaise. Lorenzon's style for his white wines is a bit more understated, without the sort of praline / nutmeg patina from Chassin barrels that you find in Vincent Dureuil's wines, but I admire them just as much. Les Croic...
by Yao C
June 3rd, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 7:14 am
Yao C wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 6:00 pm
Backfilling older Giacosa...

1996 Giacosa Rabaja
2000 Giacosa Santo Stefano
The 1996 Rabaja is fantastic. Definitely red label quality.
High praise! Looking forward to trying it [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
June 2nd, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Backfilling older Giacosa...

1996 Giacosa Rabaja
2000 Giacosa Santo Stefano
by Yao C
June 1st, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449135

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

LMD Ermitaño wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 7:04 am
With dinner at home last night, Sunday the 31st May 2020, with the wife & 3 sons.
Very nice! How was the CdC? I'm holding on to one more bottle and would love your impressions
by Yao C
May 30th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1973
Replies: 37
Views: 1461

Re: 1973

Opened a bottle of 1973 Dom Perignon for dinner this evening and it is every bit as fabulous as others have claimed. Highly recommended, and should be a reasonable difficulty to source
by Yao C
May 28th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 5471

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡ wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 6:29 pm
La Turque for its kaleidoscopic palate
Agreed, it is the only one in my memory where my spouse made a actual positive comment, prior to him finding out the cost of a bottle

**somewhere Manfred Krankl's eye twitches**
by Yao C
May 27th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 41
Views: 4305

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

Jay et al: Attached is a Link to a brief summary of Michel’s reason for including Braille on his labels. It was en homage to Maurice de la Sizeranne. Hope this helps clarify things. https://terlato-mchapoutier.com/braille-label/ I have no idea as to what the truth is, but the story I wrote about ab...
by Yao C
May 27th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Millennials and Wine
Replies: 48
Views: 9438

Re: Millennials and Wine

I think the higher-than-average interest in natural/non-intervention/non-typical wine amongst my demographic is a way for people my age and my income bracket to stake a claim and aesthetic in the wine world without having to run the gamut of the usual gatekeepers, both financial and otherwise. I th...
by Yao C
May 27th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy's 600,000-point auction
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: Zachy's 600,000-point auction

John Morris wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 8:27 am
As a friend said, it looks like Weimar Republic points.
[rofl.gif]
by Yao C
May 24th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Seems like a lifetime ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1811

Re: TN: Seems like a lifetime ago

Nice notes! Sounds like the 2nd leaker was exactly like the 1st, which I hope this convinces you to leave the 3rd alone :)

One of these days I have got to make it down to Pebble Beach again...
by Yao C
May 24th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449135

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1988 Perrier Jouet: easygoing honey lemon festival with Thai food
by Yao C
May 24th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4124

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

It was Sauternes that pulled my husband and me into serious wine drinking. In the first year of notes I have, 60% of the bottles we opened were sweet. These days, our Sauternes consumption is almost completely nonexistent. What does survive is: when we go to a restaurant with a fancy tasting menu (e...
by Yao C
May 23rd, 2020, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Pierre Peters les Chétillons Cuvée Speciale BdB
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: TN: 2002 Pierre Peters les Chétillons Cuvée Soeciale BdB

Charlie I could be horribly off base but this should be the regular Chetillons with a typo champagne.gif I would be careful with 2002 Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs. It can be very good, but many were over-ripe. This made for sexy wines when young, but not anything that would age well or develo...
by Yao C
May 23rd, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Pierre Peters les Chétillons Cuvée Speciale BdB
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: TN: 2002 Pierre Peters les Chétillons Cuvée Soeciale BdB

Tried it twice last year and agree with you - on the surface it is easygoing, perhaps too easy

Though it might be label bias on my part I've convinced myself there's some incipient complexity waiting in the wings, and have resolved to give my remaining bottles a good bit longer...
by Yao C
May 22nd, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault Narvaux
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: TN: 2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault Narvaux

I wish I had cases and cases of PYCM squirreled away but I don't, so I figure it's better to wait 20+ years and take my chances on premox...
by Yao C
May 22nd, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sec Wines in Portland
Replies: 85
Views: 5617

Re: Sec Wines in Portland

Agreed, I've bought from Eric in person and he was perfectly pleasant

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