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by Yao C
August 16th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52772

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

My goals were far more modest & attainable neener

2014 Fevre Preuses and Cote Bouguerots
by Yao C
August 16th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Shafer HSS offer
Replies: 38
Views: 3065

Re: 2015 Shafer HSS offer

For what it's worth I have enjoyed several vintages from the late '90s and '00s, but the last few vintages have been way too alcoholic for my tastes. I tasted the 2012, 2013, and 2014 at the winery and was not at all happy with the huge alcohol burn. Needless to say, I've stopped buying
by Yao C
August 15th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531137

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2011 Roulot Clos de Boucheres
Ethan Abraham wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 6:19 pm
And boo to whoever swiped the heitz lochardet Chevy out of my cart as I was checking out!
That very thing happened to me! Was angling for 2 bottles and then whoops only 1 left [soap.gif]
by Yao C
August 15th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase
Replies: 29
Views: 1022

Re: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase

I have one of the elite as well; it’s really good for moving wine around. I love my elite and often use it to bring bottles + glasses to tastings (GGGs fit nicely within the styro shipper). Because wine flies free on Alaska, it's pretty much my constant companion when shuttling between SF/Portland
by Yao C
August 15th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52772

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Wow who got it? I just checked timestamps. I relied within 16 seconds. Email received at 3pm I don’t want to brag...... Because I also did not get it. I missed it too but FWIW Carina told me that it was a typo and they had the 2015 not 2005 If that makes anyone feel better for having missed it :)
by Yao C
August 15th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531137

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Subu Ramachandran wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 7:40 am
2017 Morey Coffinet Chassagne 1er Crus - Never had them, taking a punt.
A group of us enjoyed their 2014 Meursault Perrieres some months back (negociant; their first year). I think you won't regret giving them a try :)
by Yao C
August 15th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1234

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

2010 Barthod Bons Batons - though still not at peak imo 2015 Hudelot Noellat 2014 Vincent Dancer When will a Barthod ever hit a peak? [scratch.gif] I have no experience with Barthod as a producer but given the amount of swirling needed and the steady improvement over several hours, I'd suggest hold...
by Yao C
August 14th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1234

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

2010 Barthod Bons Batons - though still not at peak imo
2015 Hudelot Noellat
2014 Vincent Dancer
by Yao C
August 14th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 97
Views: 3217

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

60, but Envoyer is sending me a few via GSO in their new insulated shippers, which I can't recommend highly enough
by Yao C
August 12th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 746
Views: 47131

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2012 Moussé Fils Blanc de Noirs 'Terre d'illite' Mostly meunier; disgorged 2017; 5g/l dosage Lively citrus and red fruit shot through with a curious vegetal note that makes me think of coriander. Maybe from the pinot meunier? Light, brisk and refreshing. Delicious this hot summer afternoon. Surpris...
by Yao C
August 9th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10673
Views: 368442

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Over the last 2 nights - 2009 Philipponat Clos des Goisses 2014 Raveneau Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 1992 Pierre Morey Meursault 1er Perrieres 1991 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne Romanee 1er Reignots - Corked 2001 Truchot Clos de la Roche 1991 Meo Camuzet Clos Vougeot 1955 Latour Clos Vougeot 1991 Michel Ni...
by Yao C
August 8th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52772

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I'm still frustrated that I get essentially none of these offers (but do get several others not mentioned here). I emailed Greg to see but got no response. Consider it a blessing you dont get all the offers. More money kept in your bank. :) Can't drink money I've always appreciated the quote in Ian...
by Yao C
August 8th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52772

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 11:37 am
A '98 La Grande Dame I had last year had not aged very well at all, imo.
Popped one a month ago and was disappointed. Seemed like a correct bottle; just heavy and lacking in nuance. Couple of XBXOs I've had in recent months were ok but not worth the tariff. No more Clicquot for me
by Yao C
August 8th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.
Replies: 32
Views: 2027

Re: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.

[wink.gif] All sorts of very aged but mediocre wine plus Marcassin
by Yao C
August 7th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531137

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Northern Rhone sampling...

2015 Becheras St Joseph Tour Joviac
2013 Levet Chavaroche
2013 Guillaume Gilles Cornas
2012 Lionnet Cornas Terre Brulee
by Yao C
August 7th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.
Replies: 32
Views: 2027

Re: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.

I am going to rewatch that famous episode of Northern Exposure and see what I can create with these new things, some other household items, and Two Buck Chuck. Cult wines, I'm coming for ya! [cheers.gif] What an entertaining idea! Although if you're looking for a neutral base to start with, Two Buc...
by Yao C
August 6th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 2804

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

Courtesy of the entertaining dude from Craft and Curd
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by Yao C
August 5th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 941

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Do stop by Pix Patisserie/Bar Vivant in Portland for the best champagne list on the West Coast, if champagne is your jam. I'd love to join you :)
by Yao C
August 5th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4189

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

Are these legitimate complaints. Should there be a cap on the price or quantity of wines people should place on the wines they discuss on this board or are the complaints out of line. This is, more or less, a statement posing as a question. Given that the posts in question are very much in the mino...
by Yao C
August 4th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 746
Views: 47131

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Gabin et Felix Richoux Irancy 'Cremant de Bourgogne' Delicious strawberries and cream, with none of the mid-palate hollowness you expect from a cheaper bottle; all fun and frivolity and a perfect mid-afternoon tipple; good minus 2012 Jean Milan Blanc de Blancs 'Terres de Noel' This is all finesse a...
by Yao C
August 4th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10673
Views: 368442

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

A selection of the more interesting wines from the past few weeks: 1992 Domaine Amiot Guy et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 'Les Caillerets' Nice color - touch of green and no browning to speak of; touch of mushroom and nuttiness that blows off quickly; mouthfilling and substantial, almost thick, but kep...
by Yao C
July 31st, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: They really do exist...SQN
Replies: 27
Views: 3234

Re: They really do exist...SQN

This is probably a dumb question for a number of reasons, but is there a particular SQN red that those who have had many would recommend as a first one to try? I know the names change each year so it’s hard for the uninitiated to figure out where to start. Obviously it needs to be one that is at le...
by Yao C
July 31st, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 22
Views: 1538

Re: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

That's because you haven't had one at full maturity from Freddy, Tom. And neither have I or anyone else. He's only had it since 2004, and that '04 may be close to maturity but none of the others are. Last bottle of 2005 I had was great. Definitely an NSG made by a Chambolle producer and nothing lik...
by Yao C
July 29th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 22
Views: 1538

Re: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

I like them both -¥ 0 ñ 9. In fact both quite similar in density and expression at this early stage. I suspect they will both shut down hard at some stage. FWIW I had a 2014 Marechale a few days ago that was open and compelling from the first sip, though it did lose a bit of fruit over a couple of ...
by Yao C
July 29th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531137

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Few more odds and ends...

1982 Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma
1989 Sociando Mallet
1997 Dominus
2001 Mugneret-Gibourg NSG Vignes Rondes
2001 Guigal La Landonne
by Yao C
July 27th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 19
Views: 1138

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

It really wasn’t; we should have done at least 2, but we were rushing to get to Hiroshima
by Yao C
July 27th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 19
Views: 1138

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

Thanks for sharing, I will use your itinerary as a main reference for our upcoming trip to Shikoku. We are likely to spend two nights each at Takamatsu, Iya Valley, and Matsuyama. Anything else would you recommend for the trip? I’m a big fan of the food. They raise olive wagyu there, which can be s...
by Yao C
July 26th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4140

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

J a y H a c k wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 3:47 am
There is, by the way, a huge difference between, for example... Unfortunately, there are too many people who do not know the difference.
It’s not knowledge but a willingness to take the bad with the good
by Yao C
July 25th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit
Replies: 52
Views: 1840

Re: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit

Most of the time I'll pick the restaurant without thought to their wine list, and will BYO unless it's prohibited or ridiculously expensive Then there are a few places where I actually look forward to buying wine off the list, even quite expensive wine, because the restaurant offers value (cf. Heirl...
by Yao C
July 25th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4140

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

I have spent many an hour reading through old Bill Klapp threads and been entertained and enlightened in equal measure. I haven't done the same for anyone else who has ever posted on this board. Just saying :)
by Yao C
July 24th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war
Replies: 44
Views: 2264

Re: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war

Okay, but the question was about Napa , not California. The premise of many comments in this thread is that mainland Chinese demand (as opposed to Hong Kong) for high end Napa wines has driven up prices, which I simply do not think is the case—though I am open to correction. At an average price per...
by Yao C
July 24th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531137

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Greg K wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Yao C wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 12:40 pm
2004 Verset magnum [wow.gif]
You were the one! I asked for it too late. [cheers.gif]
Ha! Look me up if you’re ever out on the West Coast [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
July 24th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531137

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2004 Verset magnum [wow.gif]
by Yao C
July 24th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rising Price of Cornas
Replies: 210
Views: 10209

Re: The Rising Price of Cornas

Matt vdM wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 8:29 am
3 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas "Granit 60" 2017
I've never quite been able to tell their Granit 60 apart from their Granit 30

Also it's Cote Rotie not Cornas but I have enjoyed Xavier Gerard, and it should be right around your price range (thanks Charlie :))
by Yao C
July 24th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It was 107F in Champagne today
Replies: 36
Views: 4074

Re: It was 107F in Champagne today

English sparkling wine here we come champagne.gif
by Yao C
July 23rd, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war
Replies: 44
Views: 2264

Re: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war

They’ll probably learn from the Bordelais and stockpile it all while continuing to jack up prices on new vintages. I don’t know if banks here allow you to borrow on the marked-to-market value of your inventory but if they do I’m sure they can keep this going for a while
by Yao C
July 21st, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar thief emails?
Replies: 35
Views: 2309

Re: Cellar thief emails?

Jeez, tough crowd here. Glancing at their webpage, there are some interesting wines like Thivin, Moncuit, Forlorn Hope. Nothing I need at the moment, but I wish them the best. Cheers, Warren It's not the wine selection we're poking fun at but rather the millennial marketing verbiage that invites mo...
by Yao C
July 21st, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 84
Views: 3265

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Retsina bought on a whim (childhood spent reading Roald Dahl bubbling up there). Utterly disgusting and vile; perhaps needing to be paired with olives as the book suggests Well, I just a had rather spendy zero dosage champagne that was so unbalanced and tart that we ended up pouring 1/2 of it into o...
by Yao C
July 21st, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret

They made a special cuvée of the 2006 Ruchottes to celebrate 100 years since Pierre Ramonet's birth, but just for the family—it has never been sold. Though 2006 is not a vintage I generally seek out, it's one wine I would really love to taste. I spent a little over a week in the Côte du Beaune in m...
by Yao C
July 21st, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret

I drank a brilliant bottle of the 2014 Ramonet CM Ruchottes last night at Vantre, the amazing light touch with serious depth on the 2014 whites really is magical, filled my bags with 2014's from Bernard Bonin, Lafon Charmes and Henri Germain Charmes for a warm week ahead in Beaune MT Must be someth...
by Yao C
July 17th, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Zind Lynch Palmer Mouton
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: TN: Zind Lynch Palmer Mouton

But that thing was kept in a box in a basement with extremely questionable summer heat for quite a long time, an awful label, fill et al., and it had enough tankiness to hold on for dear life... I have never before seen a wine described as tanky; this is super inspired :) Also thanks all for the no...
by Yao C
July 17th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 32
Views: 1868

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

Alan Rath wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 8:06 am
I've had them with a few years of age, but never really extended aging. I'd love to be convinced someday, but for now I'm still drinking them young.
Alan one day when you least expect it I will whip out the bottle of 2017 you brought and we'll test the proposition :)
by Yao C
July 17th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531137

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Backfilled 2010 Benetiere Cordeloux 6 x 2016 Chateau Sociando Mallet Of course I had to make some exceptions to my “no new Bordeaux releases” comments, but y’all saw this one coming. How do you like them young, or are you planning to hold them into your senescence? neener (serious question wrt the f...
by Yao C
July 17th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3265

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

The real shift is in the less hallowed sites. As William noted, St. Aubin has doubled too. I love Carillon Puligny-Montrachet and I understand that as a top producer, and demand skyrocketing, double the price is acceptable to me, if frustrating. When the Carillon St. Aubin doubles in price, I don’t...
by Yao C
July 16th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 3265

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

I always remember the image of one of my visits in the late 1990s, the families with parents at a gathering and their life style coming out of a way of life that included the possibility of going under and/or changing to be farmers. And the children who were now grown slowly taking over the managem...
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: 87
Views: 2681

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: 48
Views: 2034

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: 87
Views: 2681

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: 927

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...

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