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by J.Vizuete
December 11th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 222
Views: 10411

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

2018 Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes - 80.0 pts w/3 reviews, 5 notes. I'm the most upbeat about it, but all seem to be expecting more here...
by J.Vizuete
December 11th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 128
Views: 8882

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

WOTY (so far): Bubbles : NV Prevost Beguines - incredible nose, a real WTF moment for me that got me looking for more Pinot Meuniere White: 2015 PYCM Corton Charlemagne - BTG at L'Assiette Champenoise in Reims. Liquid purity. I don't see how chardonnay gets better in terms of raw material, only in ...
by J.Vizuete
December 11th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 127
Views: 6987

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

J. Rock wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Big Liquid Farm fan. I'm excited for their offers.

Did you guys hear that they're making Champagne? Actual Champagne.
Oh I am definitely in for that! LF is probably my discovery of the year
by J.Vizuete
December 11th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12267
Views: 589619

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

So I find 15 and 16 to be distinctly more elegant wines in terms of structure compared to every other BDX I've tasted from those vintages. It's a relative assessment, because of course, they are not light wines by any stretch, but next to their peers (I've had 15 of Rauzan Segla, Leoville Barton, Ly...
by J.Vizuete
December 11th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12267
Views: 589619

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I’ve only had the Egly and 16 Pontet from that group, but I suspect you’ll be very happy with both. Positive changes at the Chateau exemplified in 2015/16 Pontet Canet deserve their own thread!
by J.Vizuete
December 10th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11007
Views: 402706

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Failla Keefer Ranch pinot. I think Ehran has kind of a house style. It’s masculine, savory, and restrained but you just can’t hide that sun-kissed Russian River fruit. Very good bottle, especially with a little air
by J.Vizuete
December 9th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 230
Views: 4086

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Someone needs to post a UPC code and see if Keith gets it
by J.Vizuete
December 9th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 230
Views: 4086

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Anyone know this one? Hasn't been discussed on the site in a while...
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by J.Vizuete
December 8th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12267
Views: 589619

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Martin Petersen wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 4:04 am
This years allocation just arrived of

B. Mascarello Freisa 17, Langhe Nebbiolo 17, Barolo 15 and even one magnum Barolo 14
G. Mascarello Villero 15 and Monprivato 15
G. Conterno Monfortino 13
Swanky :) very nice haul
by J.Vizuete
December 7th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 230
Views: 4086

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Yes, clue please
by J.Vizuete
December 4th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting your $$$$$ wines
Replies: 53
Views: 3040

Re: Protecting your $$$$$ wines

My home fridge has a pretty high humidity level. Some labels seem particularly affected by the humidity - the adhesive seems to weaken and I get crinkles on the labels. Obviously it doesn't matter for wine quality but some of these I do intend to keep for many years and may try wrapping them in sir...
by J.Vizuete
December 4th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting your $$$$$ wines
Replies: 53
Views: 3040

Re: Protecting your $$$$$ wines

the labels are coming off.. no mildew to wipe.
by J.Vizuete
December 4th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 692
Views: 35867

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

Please forgive a terribly selfish question, but I'm curious, do these tariffs apply to individuals bringing wine back to the states on personal travel? I have read the thread and appreciate the potential impacts on importers like Dan's, but at what level do they apply? 2 bottles in your luggage? A c...
by J.Vizuete
December 4th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting your $$$$$ wines
Replies: 53
Views: 3040

Re: Protecting your $$$$$ wines

My home fridge has a pretty high humidity level. Some labels seem particularly affected by the humidity - the adhesive seems to weaken and I get crinkles on the labels. Obviously it doesn't matter for wine quality but some of these I do intend to keep for many years and may try wrapping them in sira...
by J.Vizuete
December 2nd, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12267
Views: 589619

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Nice, would’ve loaded up at that price As I recall you have already loaded quite a bit! Anyway those were the only two on the shelf. To the back of the storage unit they went. Michael, how many times have you had this wine and what are you thinking regarding optimal time in bottle before opening? I...
by J.Vizuete
December 2nd, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12267
Views: 589619

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 4:13 pm
Nice, where at?
HEB (Texas Grocery store) 10% off $149
by J.Vizuete
December 2nd, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12267
Views: 589619

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2x 2008 Dom Perignon @135 per
by J.Vizuete
November 29th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5913

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 5:11 am
2017 Kutch Rose
2011 Saxum Paderewski
2009 Cayuse Camaspelo
How was the 09 Camaspelo? A bottle I purchased at auction was really stewy and green this past year, hoping yours gave more pleasure!
by J.Vizuete
November 28th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5913

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Re/ 84 Montelena chard - very cool, what did you serve there with it? Lots of excellent choices here. We went with 2017 Ancillary Chard El Diablo 2017 Becklyn Reserve (so freaking good) 2012 Two Hands Shiraz Also made a milk washed cocktail (bourbon, lemon, honey and black tea) beforehand. That crus...
by J.Vizuete
November 24th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)
Replies: 31
Views: 1295

Re: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)

Fabulous list of suggestions... makes me want to try several myself!
by J.Vizuete
November 24th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?
Replies: 187
Views: 11366

Re: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?

1. Failla
2. Broadly, Spainish reds
3. In Chablis: Patrick Piuze
by J.Vizuete
November 22nd, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2317

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Re: Eisele - yes it’s very good. I think it’s a blend of Sauvignon blanc and one of its clones, but no semillion in the mix. Makes it pretty linear and serious I thought. Total Wine put six on the shelf locally for $35ish. I nabbed them all and drank through them, gave a few as gifts. The next time ...
by J.Vizuete
November 22nd, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 157
Views: 11886

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

16 Pichon Baron is a fantastic Bordeaux. Similar in style/concentration and equal in quality to the amazing 2010, just 6 less years of bottle age. Nice buy.
by J.Vizuete
November 22nd, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date

Been looking forward to this one! Bud - have you tasted the '17? I tasted the wine with Will in November. Here's my brief note: "It’s got great texture without feeling spoofy at all. Kind of 2 note with blackberry jam and pencil shavings, but very nice frame with ample acidity. With consistent QPR ...
by J.Vizuete
November 21st, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 78
Views: 4744

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

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6 months of work from Winebid. Just about all as described, too. Very happy with the fills on my older bdx.
by J.Vizuete
November 21st, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2317

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Karl K wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 6:45 pm
Anybody else here aside from Francois speak to AdV recently?
Yes. I’m in a bowling league with him and Alex MACDONALD - anything u need me to ask?
by J.Vizuete
November 21st, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2317

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

#1 I am awfully tired of every California winery tasting room associate saying the following as they pour Chardonnay: "This isn't your typical California, over-oaked, buttery Chardonnay." Yep, totally agree. #2 I once spent a year making whiskey sours without realizing you need to dry shake the egg...
by J.Vizuete
November 21st, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1149
Views: 64276

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Looks like you got a helluva bargain on your Tempier. I wouldn't let one outlier dictate the quality of others' pricing. Flip it around for a moment: if there was one store selling it for $60, would Envoyer's pricing then be excellent? No. Tempier's rose runs $35 - $45 these days, so Envoyer's pric...
by J.Vizuete
November 20th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12267
Views: 589619

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

LMD Ermitaño wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 2:04 am
Just got back to Manila after a few days in HK for meetings. No material time to shop for wines (plus I had only a small bag); so I just picked up a few bottles of bubbly.
Yum. I just picked up

NV Ulysse Collin BdB les perrieres
2015 JF Ganevat la Gravière
by J.Vizuete
November 20th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily #6
Replies: 20
Views: 1830

Re: Andremily #6

I just got the email - but for some reason the allocations didn't show up for me as of yet on the website. Funny - when I checked the email on my phone earlier I showed an allocation for 2016/2017 Rosé, but no Syrah or Mourvedre. Thought that was pretty odd. When I logged in on my PC just now, I ha...
by J.Vizuete
November 19th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Pierre Gelin Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Pierre Gelin Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

m. ristev wrote:
March 6th, 2018, 8:15 am
fixin clos napoleon is fantastic
Totally agree. I tasted 4-5 of the least expensive wines in the 2015 lineup and all exceeded expectations, including Clos Napoleon. Meixvelles and Clos Prieur are very good as well
by J.Vizuete
November 19th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Young cdp
Replies: 15
Views: 899

Re: Young cdp

Clos Des Papes shows well young - it’s “bigger” than Pegau or Beaucastel. Depends on the style you want. 14 Donjon left me wanting the other day. Lean without much interest, but I have less experience with that producer
by J.Vizuete
November 18th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: TN: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Yeah, this wine is magic. If you don't enjoy it, you probably don't like Beaujolais
by J.Vizuete
November 18th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 5635

Re: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .

I liked seeing the Bodegas Mas Alta Black Slate Priorat "La Vilella Alta" come in at #24. I've had most of the last 6-7 vintages of this and it's a great introductory wine; but the "Porrera" bottling is even better. A recent 2015 was far more restrained than previous vintages, and I suspect worth a ...
by J.Vizuete
November 18th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2017 Model Farm Petaluma Gap Syrah
Replies: 4
Views: 386

TN - 2017 Model Farm Petaluma Gap Syrah

I poured a couple glasses then decanted the rest. Shared with some new friends whose palates lean old world. It was well received and enjoyed. I would love to slip this blinded into a N. Rhone tasting. I suspect it would surprise some and show well in good company. Medium purple with an expressive n...
by J.Vizuete
November 15th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 5635

Re: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .

Looks like it's the 2016 Leoville Barton. I enjoyed the 15 quite a lot. Haven't had this yet. Here's the summary from WS: "For its emblematic representation of Bordeaux, emphasis on a great price for a wine of such high quality, incredibly consistent track record and long-running family ownership, t...
by J.Vizuete
November 14th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 10 Chenin Blanc bottlings
Replies: 48
Views: 2516

Re: Your top 10 Chenin Blanc bottlings

Opened a 2017 Sandlands Amador County last night that was absolutely killer. Probably my favorite all around domestic Chenin to date William Kelley's "Beau Rivage" Chenin is delicous and quite elegant as well, now available on the menu at Meadowood and Charter Oak Pax's Buddha's Dharma is quite deli...
by J.Vizuete
November 11th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Chave Hermitage
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

2013 Chave Hermitage

Last night on WineBid, a 2013 Chave Hermitage rouge (750mL) went for $600 before tax and auction premium. It may have gone higher as I snapped the screenshot with several minutes to go. Wine-searcher shows multiple US stores with the bottle in stock under $250 and that price would be steep even for ...
by J.Vizuete
November 11th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4797

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

I had the 08 La Grande Dame this week and preferred it to the 08 Dom. I'll probably get some of the Taittinger CdC once it's on the market. I find this interesting. A glass of 08 VC Grand Dame last week was lacking in elegance. An NV orange label with a few years of age achieves the same purpose as...
by J.Vizuete
November 11th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1468
Views: 99858

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2016 Carlisle vineyard - the bouquet of rose hips, blackberry and black plum soar from the glass with this Coravin pour. Great fruit purity with a moderate amount of detectable oak, sort of raspberries and cream on the palate. It’s got great weight and while I think it will peak in about 5 years, th...
by J.Vizuete
November 9th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC
Replies: 26
Views: 1327

Re: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC

John, The magnum was beautiful, as was a bottle about three years ago. It is at perfect maturity, and should be lovely. Not surprised by your 1986 experience; based on a 1986 Lafleur and La Conseillante, the Pomerols are not pretty wines, but as you say do their job. Thanks very much, I’ll be sure ...
by J.Vizuete
November 9th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC
Replies: 26
Views: 1327

Re: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC

Where is Golodetz!? I had my first/only VCC (2006) a few weeks ago and it was amazing. I felt it was a bit too young, but still very much enjoyed it. I am on the look out for future bottles to procure at good prices... Here I am. My last note on this was from 2016, as part of a Right Bank 2001 hori...
by J.Vizuete
November 9th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 145
Views: 7712

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

I think it's bottle variation. The wine is intended to be at a peak now, and then age into something else . The good bottles and most of the bad ones didn't note being too acidic. You had what appeared to have been a good bottle, open 4 days. Could the harsh one you had have had moderate acetic aci...
by J.Vizuete
November 9th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12267
Views: 589619

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2x krug MV .375
And had an assortment of Mike Smith/TRB wines arrive - I share shipping with a friend
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by J.Vizuete
November 7th, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2743

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Well that looks magical. What’s the difference between climax and normal Closerie Beguines?
by J.Vizuete
November 6th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100
Replies: 45
Views: 2102

Re: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100

10-20 years of bottle age to me implies intent to buy and wait or has a palate preference for younger BDX. In that vein, 05 Poyferre may not be a bad call. My own perspective when backfilling is to look for slightly more mature wines (I'm in to 89-90s, and 95/96) that I plan to drink in the next yea...
by J.Vizuete
November 4th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8545

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

I tried it this weekend at the tasting room. It’s really pretty and has black pepper in spades. You can tell it’s syrah without a second thought but the winemaking is very much in the same style as the rest of the 2018 lineup. Medium weight, balanced acidity, red fruited and rather harmonious. Don’t...
by J.Vizuete
November 4th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12267
Views: 589619

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x 2017 Model Farm Petaluma Syrah
3x 2017 Ancillary Cellars El Diablo Chardonnay (has no idea this was Eastside vineyard.
2x 2015 Under the Wire BdN rosé
2x 2017 Myriad Napa (maybe better than 15/16 IMO)
2017 Beau Rivage Chenin
2017 Sandlands Chenin
Assortment from Ashes & Diamonds
by J.Vizuete
October 22nd, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Valuing Ageability
Replies: 51
Views: 3165

Re: Valuing Ageability

Good questions Mike, I'll bite. 1) What value do you ascribe to perceived ageability in any wine you uncork and try? - The ability to improve and develop positive characteristics not present on release is one of wine's great mysteries and great strengths. I generally like wines with some aromatic an...

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