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by Yao C
October 17th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?
Replies: 36
Views: 1155

Re: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Do they meet at at Pomeroy's Wine Bar for a glass of Chateau Thames Embankment?
A Rumpole reference! I didn't realize John Mortimer was a thing in the US <3
by Yao C
October 17th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canlis for dinner this evening.........
Replies: 22
Views: 698

Re: Canlis for dinner this evening.........

Mark Y wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 8:46 am
Geoff F. wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 8:45 am
The 2000 La Tache is listed for $3500 though?
oops 2007 sorry..
Rousseau Ruchottes looks good as well, as does 1999 Romanee Conti at $12,500

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by Yao C
October 16th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569687

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2007 Bonneau du Martray CC
2007 PYCM Puligny Champs Gains
2007 Dauvissat Forest
2010 Dauvissat Forest
YLee wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 8:31 am
alan weinberg wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 7:39 am
YLee wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 7:26 am
2010 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet
the vinous version of Russian roulette?
It's all good.
Who dares wins! Please report back :-P
by Yao C
October 13th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10842
Views: 393169

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2006 Chevillon Chaignots Double decanted off some rather fine sediment ~2h before opening; sweet fragrant reddish plum fruit with nice mineral complexity; good amount of structure with a bit of grip from the tannin; lovely companion to the aged duck and beef zabuton courses but just a little foursq...
by Yao C
October 13th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 168eme, 2006 DomP, 2008 La Grande Dame...
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: TN: Krug 168eme, 2006 DomP, 2008 La Grande Dame...

Krug 168eme ...2012 base, with reserves to 1996. A knockout mv! Although totally Krug...creamy ginger mousse, bright lemon tart acidity, chiseled minerality, perfect level of oxidation, deeply nuanced, bright with freshness...it reminded me of the 08 DP, in that how well balanced and in perfect for...
by Yao C
October 13th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1628
Views: 91606

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Kris Patten wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Yao C wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 10:04 am
Grabbed a couple of the 2007 CdC based on my husband’s request; nice price too :)
What was the price?
$110
by Yao C
October 11th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1628
Views: 91606

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Grabbed a couple of the 2007 CdC based on my husband’s request; nice price too :)
by Yao C
October 10th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 34
Views: 1526

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

Thank you Adrian! I had been vacillating on some 2016 Chaillot and will just go ahead and snaffle it up now...
by Yao C
October 10th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59889

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Any idea what that lifetime spend number is? No, and honestly it's just a theory. I'm sure if you called them and asked they would tell you. I don't get the idea that they're trying to hide anything. It's actually in their best interests to tell you, if you think about it. More than a theory: you a...
by Yao C
October 10th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 92
Views: 3572

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

1985 Pol Roger (regular not SWC), with 1988 Krug a close second though utterly different in character champagne.gif
Cody S wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 6:17 am
1985 PJ Belle Epoque
1985 Taittinger Art Series
Would love your notes on these just because I never see anyone write about them
by Yao C
October 10th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Minute Willamaette Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Last Minute Willamaette Trip

Justin b wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 8:33 am
Suggestions for towns and restaurants would be great too. Thanks
Restaurant-wise for McMinnville I'm a fan of Valley Commissary during the day and either Thistle or Nick's Italian Cafe for dinner :)
by Yao C
October 10th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1713

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

This is a serious question [and I honestly don't know the answer to it]: What do you gain by committing infanticide on a $600 bottle of wine? Would it not be a vastly more satisfying experience if you were to hold the bottle for another 20 or 40 or 60 years, until it was actually ready to be consum...
by Yao C
October 10th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Japanese sake recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 615

Re: Japanese sake recommendation

I hope this doesn't sound like a smartass comment, because it isn't intended as such, but is there any meaningful Sake made outside of Japan? I've only ever seen Japanese ones. Depends on what you mean by "meaningful." There are breweries outside Japan, including at least one of some note in Brookl...
by Yao C
October 10th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1713

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

can anyone speak to whether this difference Fu noted between the VV and the regular St Joe is consistent vintage to vintage with the VV being more elegant of the two? does one bottling seem to more resemble a Trollot than the other typically? Was harder for me to judge the Gonon VV vs. the regular ...
by Yao C
October 10th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1713

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

That was a heckuva night. For the ‘10 Gonon VV to be the clear WOTN (well, except apparently for Yao) when every bottle was showing well is really saying something about the VV. When they're all showing at that level it's impossible to objectively call one or another. Such a luxurious problem to ha...
by Yao C
October 10th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Japanese sake recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 615

Re: Japanese sake recommendation

In Japan now. Any sake recommendations that I should purchase here that may be harder or more costly to try in the States? I am very flexible with taste preference. Whenever my husband or I pass through Japan we pick up Kubota Manju to bring back; it's usually available for 3,500 yen, which is inva...
by Yao C
October 8th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1713

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

The surest way to know a wine is truly exceptional is when it defies your attempts to dissect it. That's how both the Gonon VV and the Trollat were for me that night (also the Verset, though I'm a little biased). Whereas the Gonon VV is extroverted, a riot of fruit and flowers, the Trollat is darker...
by Yao C
October 7th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 46
Views: 2243

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

Matt thank you for that; I've been hoping that the 16 and 17 will integrate some of their stemmy austerity over time, and will be waiting to revisit my remaining bottles in 5 years or so
by Yao C
October 7th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2201

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

Why not Dominus? It seems appropriate that it’s the brainchild of a Frenchman who fell in love with Napa. 2006 is a recent vintage that is drinking really well and rather underrated (or you could look around for 1991 if you wanted to get something ridiculous)
by Yao C
October 7th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569687

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2004 Giacosa Croera
1998 Giacosa SSR
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Is that it?
Lol
by Yao C
October 6th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3628

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

Maybe Napa should decide what they want to be as it Doesn’t seem like any Ag community I know. If you wish to be Disneyland for grape growers then you need to deal with that directly and honestly. The cat is probably too far out of the bag to go back to being an honest to goodness farming community...
by Yao C
October 6th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 800
Views: 52402

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Georges Laval Garennes 2016 base disgorged 7/11/2018; 90% meunier; 1g/l; 11.5% alcohol Complexly mineral on the nose; oxidative bruised apple notes create a sense of breadth and richness atop which the linear, incisive flavors of fresh green apple and a squeeze of lime can perch; serious but not...
by Yao C
October 6th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3628

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

Then, wine-country tourism operators should charge higher much prices for that experience, in order to pay workers enough to live there. I do think this is the inevitable result - everything (wine, restaurants, tourist experiences, etc) will escalate relentlessly in price. Napa is already hideously...
by Yao C
October 5th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?
Replies: 52
Views: 1728

Re: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?

GregT wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 1:03 pm
But I think Ponsot has something that he puts on his wines now to indicate whether it's hit some temperature threshold. He's making it available to other producers too.
Didn't someone take a hairdryer to one of those dots with no change whatsoever?
by Yao C
October 5th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59889

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

YLee wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 10:54 am
Troy Stark wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 10:46 am
Is it just me or have the offers been slowing down lately?
Not just you. Maybe it is due to the tariff law? Less pre-arrivals?
Lopa perhaps. I also agree with Russ about the pricing
by Yao C
October 5th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1359

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

I have little experience with very old Bordeaux > 20-30 years old, but the last few 2000 Bordeaux I have opened this year were all excellent, including a 2000 Gruaud Larose, 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste, and a 2000 Clinet. Of course this is a small sample size, but I think these wines are very approachab...
by Yao C
October 4th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 158
Views: 7664

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

There is an ocean of sub $30 bottles of chablis and macon that are very pleasant and enjoyable. That was true 20 years ago, but it is decidedly FALSE in 2019. At least in our market. Around here, you gotta work your little posterior off to find anything Chardonnay from France which is swallowable a...
by Yao C
October 3rd, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569687

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Brace of 1990 Pol Roger Cuvee Winston; yay holidays champagne.gif
Eric Egan wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 8:39 am
15 x Blauburgunder Auslese (Red) 1979, Alexander Unger, Austria
Had no idea Blauburgunder was a thing, much less a red auslese; please report back on your experience [thankyou.gif]
by Yao C
October 2nd, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19497

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

On your assumptions, the price would rise 25% to $62.50. But basic economics will tell you that the sellers (producers, importers, distributors, retailers) will eat (as it were) part of the increase, because the increase in price will reduce demand and they'll be better off to retain sales by absor...
by Yao C
October 2nd, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3169

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

I think it's less about the boutique, small production wines, but the mass market wines that are really causing the market to be flooded instead. Wines like Insignia are more than double what they were 15 years ago, and every time they raised the price, the market struggled to sell more. The price ...
by Yao C
October 1st, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 1885

Re: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley

We started yesterday. Odd year, I've never seem so much tartaric acid on the machines and we started later than most. It will be interesting to see our botrytis levels, but clean so far. It is like old times again. Does it normally get this inhospitably cold in McMinnville this time of year (i.e. l...
by Yao C
October 1st, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3169

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

I've learned we are a good Bell weather because of the nature of the High End wine market - our clients from Macau, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, to the U.S. and U.K. we can feel the energy in the movement. And then I can tell from the offers we receive, from the U.S. distributors, retailers, and th...
by Yao C
September 30th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 121
Views: 4982

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

YLee wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 5:40 pm
505.
Amazing [worship.gif]

Thank you for making me feel better about my wine buying habits lol
by Yao C
September 30th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569687

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mikko R wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 12:13 am
2009 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes
2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes
1995 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Valbelle Jeroboam
The 2010 VV is drinking unbelievably well so color me envious [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
September 29th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 25
Views: 2160

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

Just returned from the trip. Beef served at Wanoyado Hotel Iyaonsen was very very good. Loved Takamatsu-Shi and JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu. On the way back, stopped over in Osaka for a couple of nights, Takamura Wine and Coffee was pretty fun place to hangout, they served really good wines by the g...
by Yao C
September 29th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569687

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

c fu wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 8:26 pm
It opened up after 4-5 hours in the decanter!
Wow clearly I left too early!
by Yao C
September 29th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569687

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Was able to buy a couple Rhones at 'reasonable' prices that I look forward to 'working through' this coming holiday season. [cheers.gif] 2007 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas 2006 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard 1999 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie 2009 Clusel-Roch Les Grandes Places Nice! Is the 1999 Jamet o...
by Yao C
September 27th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569687

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2007 Bouchard Perrieres - it's so cheap that I don't mind if a few bottles turn out to be oxed
2001 Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese GK
by Yao C
September 27th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569687

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Eric Egan wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 12:35 pm
A low bid that I had completely forgotten about came through at auction. £110 hammer on 4 bottles of LMHB 1971 (OK, one of the bottles is lower-mid shoulder, but the others are upper/top). Scrappy capsules but who cares... [cheers.gif]
Nicely done!
by Yao C
September 26th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10164

Re: 2008 Salon

The package does seem to be selling out everywhere I've seen an offer. I'm mystified as to why anyone would pay that price but it seems Salon made the right call. We are thinking like wine drinkers, which is evidently the wrong way to approach this situation I think it was Enzo Ferrari who said tha...
by Yao C
September 20th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...
Replies: 32
Views: 2900

Re: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...

I might be alone in this, but there is something sad and crass about the idea of opening up all these decades-old bottles and subjecting them to these technological manipulations. There is this loss of authenticity and integrity and connection to the past that is deplorable. I had this same visceral...
by Yao C
September 19th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569687

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2007 Taittinger CdC

My husband got treated to a 2002 Krug and 2007 Taittinger CdC side-by-side courtesy of Cathay Pacific and the CdC blew him away ("have to say that krug is less interesting lol")

I should thank them for saving me money champagne.gif
by Yao C
September 18th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569687

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Yao C wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Michael O'Brien wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 5:22 pm
2009 Pol Roger Champagne Blanc de Blancs
From K&L I assume? I've never tasted Pol Roger's BdB before and have been pretty tempted to try
beautiful wine if you like the style
I'll grab a couple thank you champagne.gif
by Yao C
September 18th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10164

Re: 2008 Salon

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 11:23 am
Available here in Sweden for pre-booking at USD8000 + change.
Good for Laurent-Perrier! Let's see how this does in the marketplace [popcorn.gif]
by Yao C
September 17th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000
Replies: 18
Views: 1572

Re: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000

Thank you Mark for the notes :) Sounds like - at best - the jury is out on the '96. I thought it might turn into a great wine, but your note suggests otherwise. I've had very different experiences with the 1996, most recently at a big dinner where it was WOTN for me vs. stiff competition from Mouton...
by Yao C
September 17th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569687

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Michael O'Brien wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 5:22 pm
2009 Pol Roger Champagne Blanc de Blancs
From K&L I assume? I've never tasted Pol Roger's BdB before and have been pretty tempted to try
by Yao C
September 17th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1197

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

Have to agree; Saxum is not my cup of tea but I was impressed by how well a 2005 Bone Rock was drinking recently. Nicely integrated, carrying its 16.1% beautifully with no sign of cracking up, clearly many more years to go (The next morning my husband and I had vicious hangovers and we swore off buy...
by Yao C
September 16th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which SQNs are drinking well right now
Replies: 43
Views: 2965

Re: which SQNs are drinking well right now

Mark Christenson wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 4:55 pm
I had a Papa (2003 Syrah) in March that was fantastic.
Nice, I have one on deck for dinner with my parents at the end of the year (it seems appropriate to bring a wine called Papa). Did you open in advance or pnp?
by Yao C
September 16th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 1885

Re: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley

At this point more annoying than problematic. Hate to be the old guy that’s all, “yeah, I’ve seen worse so everyone don’t get your panties in a twist quite yet.” But if I don’t Todd will, so there’s that. We’re just ready to go is all. I have a person up from CA, another in from VA and we’ve picked...
by Yao C
September 16th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569687

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1x 2005 Coche Meursault... and there goes the budget for the rest of the year [cry.gif]
J.Vizuete wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 10:38 am
I love this expression and will plan to recycle it with your permission :)
By all means [cheers.gif]

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