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by J.Vizuete
September 20th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Aubert Chardonnay are drinking well now
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Which Aubert Chardonnay are drinking well now

Is the suggestion that these don’t have much of a
Shutdown phase?
by J.Vizuete
September 18th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amore for Amarone?
Replies: 50
Views: 2743

Re: Amore for Amarone?

Thanks Monica for the fantastic input! Regarding complementary food, I first tasted Amarone when it was presented as a pairing at Per Se, with quail seared in caul fat with a cherry gastrique. It was marvelous - the acidity in the gastrique was a great foil for the body of the wine. I don’t remember...
by J.Vizuete
September 17th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 35
Views: 1418

Re: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home

Home inventory fluctuates between 150-200 bottles which we keep in three different coolers: A 180-bottle Dometic, mostly for reds and over size; a 56-bottle Vinotemp for whites and dessert wines, and a 26-bottle beverage cooler that I run at 47 degrees for ready-to-drink blancs and bubblies. Offsit...
by J.Vizuete
September 16th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434587

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

how often do the marathons occur?
by J.Vizuete
September 16th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11710
Views: 559205

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

was 89 a good year for sauternes? I really enjoyed an 89 Climens. In general 1988-1990 were pretty damn good years. In my own limited experience 1989 is the biggest, largest scaled of the 1988/1989/1990 trio. The 1988s show more complexity, the 1990s more harmony. For me tasting the 1989 Yquem is l...
by J.Vizuete
September 14th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1701

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

Being born in 1989... The Wine Advocate How did you land a gig at TWA before your 30th birthday? Or do I really want to know the answer to that question? Have you seen his writing and the level of knowledge he imparts? He’s the best critic writing right now for the wines I drink +1. And it isn’t cl...
by J.Vizuete
September 14th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10749
Views: 388565

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Wow, would love to hear your thoughts on the various vintages of LMHB - looks like a great night. We just had a random hodgepodge 98 Grande dame (provenance unknown and it showed a little) - lots of mushrooms and orchard fruit on the nose, not much fruit presence on the palate. Crisp and linear but ...
by J.Vizuete
September 11th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily Rose
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: Andremily Rose

Steve Crawford wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 10:39 am
consider yourself lucky! im an active list member and didn't get the email. I had the great pleasure of visiting andremily in july and Jim discussed the rose a little bit. im sure it's great!
Same. Very cool offer though.
by J.Vizuete
September 9th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

There is no question that maximizing my trips to Burgundy have taken time and effort. But, they have been worth it. They are some of my favorite trips of my life. Basically, there are about four alternatives, as I see it: 1. Don't go to Burgundy. 99.9 percent of the world or more has never been to ...
by J.Vizuete
September 9th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

I have added links to Mike's notes. I do not disagree with you that it takes some work to find wineries to visit at small producers in Burgundy. This is why I provided a link to a list of producers in Burgundy that gives contact information, whether the wineries speak English, and whether they take...
by J.Vizuete
September 9th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

It is also true that making appointments at Bouchard, Drouhin, Jadot, and Olivier Leflaive is very easily done online. However, that is a grand total of 4 producers where a string doesn't need to be pulled. There may be more, but I don't think there are many more. Having seen on this thread that ot...
by J.Vizuete
September 9th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

My opinion is the attraction of Burgundy is not visiting the hyper domaines (like in bdx where u can visit lafite Margaux etc). Rather it’s walking the legendary vineyards, taking the the mystique of the region. Catch lunch and dinner at some great spots with reasonable lists . I look forward to ju...
by J.Vizuete
September 9th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

I found it significantly more challenging to make appointments in the Cotes de nuits than in Bordeaux, Champagne, and certainly the US. You will not have any success at all these days with the highest tiers (DRC, Rousseau, Coche); you will also have incredible difficulty with even 2nd or 3rd tiers ...
by J.Vizuete
September 8th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 84
Views: 5976

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

2014 Lanessan (posted from CT) “This is a fantastic little value with age-ability galore. Relatively complex aromatics with tar, scorched earth, and lilac. Ample weight of fruit with a clean delivery, fairly high acidity. What a wonderful bottle to cellar for the next 10-15 A poor man’s LMHB. 92 pts...
by J.Vizuete
September 8th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

Gus Siokis wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Personally, I would check out Pierre (son)....just released his first vintage and a ton of great press and vibe on him right now....have a case and half of his wines due in next month.
Will do, nice rec
by J.Vizuete
September 8th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

Gus Siokis wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 1:45 pm
John, Which Girardin? Vincent or Pierre?
Vincent in Meursault
by J.Vizuete
September 8th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

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View of Vosne Romanee from our vantage point. Tasted at that stop:
Vosne Romanée 1er cru Les Petits Monts 2014 Domaine Forey Père et Fils
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2016 Domaine Forey Père et Fils
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2014 Domaine Lamarche
by J.Vizuete
September 8th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

That’s a neat piece of advice Alan, I’ll have to do so on our next visit. I just visited Meursault for a few days in July. I found it significantly more challenging to make appointments in the Cotes de nuits than in Bordeaux, Champagne, and certainly the US. You will not have any success at all thes...
by J.Vizuete
September 6th, 2019, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11710
Views: 559205

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

It was a busy few weeks... Late August/Sept competes with my wallet for Jan/Feb for most dangerous wine month 2016 Greer 2017 Kutch Trout Gulch 2017 Roulot BB 2004 Daniel-Etienne Defaix Chablis 1ere Lys 2016 Fattoria Rancia in .375 2012 Evening Land Pinot Seven Springs 2016 Calon Segur 2016 Isabel F...
by J.Vizuete
September 4th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greer 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2374

Re: Greer 2016

In for 3. Eager to see what all the fuss is about..
by J.Vizuete
September 1st, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8155

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

[/quote]...and, finally, a bottle of 90 Leroy Musigny that I drank myself. With that bottle, two angels appeared, hoisted me on their shoulders, and flew me around the room. Epiphany.
[/quote]

Hahaha.. I love (and identify with) this imagery. Sometimes it’s just magic ;)
by J.Vizuete
September 1st, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8155

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

Thread Revival! My first hook was a 2006 Aussie Shiraz called “The Bridge”. Gifted by a generous neighbor at thanksgiving, it took twists and turns that the few sips of wine I snuck from my Mom’s glass (cheap swill which had often been open for weeks) never could. I have not been able to find it sin...
by J.Vizuete
August 31st, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?
Replies: 73
Views: 1711

Re: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?

David Glasser wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 4:22 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 11:43 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 11:12 am
I only use bottle cost, but encourage the rest of you to use bottle cost + tax + shipping so when I compare "My Price" to "Community Average Value" I can feel better about myself
+1
+2
Bwahahaha.... +3. My cellar value is 20% more than price paid... probably in some part because of this
by J.Vizuete
August 31st, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 112
Views: 4429

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

Yeah, August was brutal. Up to 126, with Realm and Greer looming
by J.Vizuete
August 31st, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 147
Views: 6405

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

The original question is not “Can good chardonnay be found below $20, $35, $100 etc; the question is “does chardonnay carry a medicinal or aspirin-like quality as a variety, perhaps the same way Riesling might confer petrol or Sauvignon Blanc a grassy note, even ammonia?” Having had hundreds of bott...
by J.Vizuete
August 27th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 147
Views: 6405

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

I meant “you” generally and toward the OP in my post (I think all wine lovers should try great examples of chardonnay before deciding it doesn’t appeal to them) . I recognize your (Mr. Cooper’’s) long experience with white burgundy from other threads. I did have a 15 PYCM Corton Charlemagne recently...
by J.Vizuete
August 26th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 147
Views: 6405

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Yes, this was a lower end Chard, for sure. Mass market. Don't even recall what producer, I suppressed it. But a few months back I had Stag's Leap (which was also on the cheaper side, admittedly) - same thing. And numerous other ones. It's what's kept me away from Chards over the years and only by t...
by J.Vizuete
August 24th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phil Mickelson likes wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2757

Re: Phil Mickelson likes wine

I thought he had a Prince Albert. No, he’s trimmed up. Serious. Dude is on a mission, no more Dad Bod and Man Boobs on the Philmeister! Agree, Dill Pickleson is looking good. Are we sure this isn’t HB Blanc? I can’t tell with that resolution. I bet you could fit the whole bottle into one of those t...
by J.Vizuete
August 22nd, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA
Replies: 24
Views: 1279

Re: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA

Envy - email Leah and taste/buy some Carter/Quivet/Myriad, etc
by J.Vizuete
August 19th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11710
Views: 559205

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Weekend Buys: 2014 Voge Cornas VV (winebid) 2004 Canon (winebid) 2014 Lanessan - saw this at Total, with a few more on the shelf at 17.99, I'm curious to see if my palate aligns with Mr. Alfert before I clean them out :) 2017 Hamilton Russell Chard 2014 Louis Michel Montee de tonnerre .375 x5 2009 ...
by J.Vizuete
August 19th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11710
Views: 559205

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Weekend Buys: 2014 Voge Cornas VV (winebid) 2004 Canon (winebid) 2014 Lanessan - saw this at Total, with a few more on the shelf at 17.99, I'm curious to see if my palate aligns with Mr. Alfert before I clean them out :) 2017 Hamilton Russell Chard 2014 Louis Michel Montee de tonnerre .375 x5 2009 T...
by J.Vizuete
August 17th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker scores by region
Replies: 19
Views: 910

Re: CellarTracker scores by region

I’ve used CT consistently for quite a few years in the way described by the OP and I think it is a helpful resource for many but not all purchases. I perceive more than a little hubris from those who suggest that taking the opinion of others into consideration when purchasing an unknown commodity is...
by J.Vizuete
August 16th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 241
Views: 17106

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

John, thanks quick question, you use "GG", on the board that's typically meant Gabriel Gold, their mouth-blown stem at $55. is that your intent or is that a machine stem by them for $28? my stem is $15.00/ 6 packs only. chris Sorry for the confusion - I've seen others refer here to the Gabriel Glas...
by J.Vizuete
August 16th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 241
Views: 17106

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Chris kindly sent me a set of Grassl's new concept - a universal tasting room glass . It's quite similar in bowl size and shape to the Gabriel Glas (without that slight inward bow). I've used regular machined Gabriels in my home for a universal for the past year and enjoy them, so I compared several...
by J.Vizuete
August 15th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pelle 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1101

Re: La Pelle 2017

Also need to start out by masking your product accessibe and having people taste and share their impressions.. then if you’re having such an easy time selling you can increase the minimum buy (see Aubert, SQN). No one here is vouching for its quality OTOH they may sell out and not need the extra ent...
by J.Vizuete
August 15th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Not me. Just asked for 1, no go
by J.Vizuete
August 15th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I responded pretty quick too, we'll see :)
by J.Vizuete
August 12th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

C Chen wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Anyone have experience with Samuel Billaud bottles compared to Billaud Simon?
I've had the 2014 Montee de Tonnerre from both labels - scored both 93. A little more fruit/weight and acidity from the S-B compared to more understated elegance from the B-S.
by J.Vizuete
August 12th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 9643

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

Top five from Q2:
1. NV Prevost Beguines
2. 2008 Bollinger LGA
3. 2012 Schrader RBS
4. 1985 Issan
5. 1991 Montelena Cab
by J.Vizuete
August 12th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11710
Views: 559205

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

First winebid auction 2000 Château Giscours 1993 G. Corino Barolo Vigneto Rocche x2 2000 Pio Cesare Barolo 1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2005 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco It was dangerously fun Nice haul, and dangerously fun is a perfect description. I had come from behind wins on: 20...
by J.Vizuete
August 1st, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux Wine Travel - Henri Challeau
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Bordeaux Wine Travel - Henri Challeau

Wonderful! I pulled a 16 Raveneau Chablis and a 2002 Bonneau de Martray Corton. I will probably order a case from them in the fall as well once it cools down as well, provided they are bottles not otherwise available to me...
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by J.Vizuete
August 1st, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux Wine Travel - Henri Challeau
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Bordeaux Wine Travel - Henri Challeau

This is consistent with my experience as well. We didn't do Sauternes, but did visit: Leoville Barton Pichon Baron Montrose Clinet Pavie Troplong Mondot Chateau Biac Domaine de Chevalier Smith Haut Lafitte We also stopped at ETS Martin (what an amazing store!!) but didn't taste there. What was your ...
by J.Vizuete
July 31st, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

EHeffner wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 2:18 pm
Because of the recent LdH offerings, I reached out to see if they could get a hold of the rosado, regardless of vintage or bottle size. No dice. [bleh.gif]
Thanks for that feedback. Saved me an email ;)
by J.Vizuete
July 31st, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

YLee wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 1:48 pm
Wow. So many ppl are interested in this wine.
I got a few as well. It's a great wine in a fun format that won't break the bank. I would buy far more .375s if they were offered.
by J.Vizuete
July 31st, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 112
Views: 4429

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

94, but we have a long way to go until shipping season.... Realm, Kutch, maybe Myriad, along with any Envoyer/Winebid purchases over the next 3 months... I bet it almost doubles. My goal is to be <150
by J.Vizuete
July 30th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 112
Views: 4429

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

Even reputable and good hearted, trustworthy retailers make mistakes. I have been overcharged or duplicate charged (accidentally) by board favorite retailers. I have also had incorrect bottles shipped. A phone call or email is all it takes to fix this with a great seller, but not having a system in ...
by J.Vizuete
July 29th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10749
Views: 388565

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

joeduncan wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 8:46 pm
2006 Larkmead Firebelle: drinking well now but arguably still has a lot of life left, plenty of tannin and still bright red fruit.
I love the newer vintages of this wine
by J.Vizuete
July 29th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 241
Views: 17106

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

It seems as though the liberte and the gabriel glas are similar in shape. I like my machined GGs alright but find the bowl a bit small. Can anyone comment on the relative size or volume of the liberté compared to the GG?
by J.Vizuete
July 29th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

It seems the offers don't go to everyone on the list? I get some of the offers above, but miss many. Yes, this has been discussed before, there seem to be a few tiers. You can imagine that for a small shipment it isn't beneficial to have 100 people reply that they each want 3 of the 6 total bottles...
by J.Vizuete
July 28th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Same

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