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by J.Vizuete
January 21st, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Failla Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: TN: 2014 Failla Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Hirsch is my fave pinot in the lineup as well. There’s a savory fullness only that SVD seems to have for me. A 2012 quietly sits on Winebid for $45 before fees...
by J.Vizuete
January 20th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: TN: 2010 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT

Thanks for the data point. I have 1 bottle and was thinking of trying it sometime this year. Looks like prudence is to wait..
by J.Vizuete
January 19th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?

Even the 2015 Roulot Bourgogne blanc isn’t a particularly compelling wine. I think one ought to compare apples to apples here and ask how the 16 compares to other producers Bb.. PYCMs was good, not great, although the AP de Villaine whites are absolutely fantastic at around half the price. I haven’t...
by J.Vizuete
January 19th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3166

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

john stimson wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 11:23 am
It seems to me pretty analogous to the same question about sex, or at least what I remember about sex.
Lol, or Spirituality. But both of those those can still happen as we get older if you’re paying attention...
by J.Vizuete
January 18th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12605
Views: 607827

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I figured that price wasn’t likely to come around again absent unusual circumstances. I told my 5 year old we’ll open them in 16 years together, but he candidly reminded me that they wouldn’t be ready yet..
by J.Vizuete
January 18th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12605
Views: 607827

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

The Boillot was $83.. the first growths were $299, LLC $120 (!)
by J.Vizuete
January 17th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12605
Views: 607827

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

One bottle each of
2014 Mouton
2014 Margaux
2014 LLC
2014 Henri Boillot Puligny Mouchere

Local store closed and offered 25% off or wholesale, whichever was better. Son’s birth year, I’m pretty pleased
by J.Vizuete
January 16th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?
Replies: 131
Views: 9355

Re: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?

The Bella's Garden syrahs from Two Hands (I was keeping a vertical for a while) vintages 2008-13 have all been very nice wines from release and with several years under the belt. A 2009 tasted in December showed remarkably well with characteristics compatible with aging. Not necessarily an "ooze-mon...
by J.Vizuete
January 14th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faury st. Joe vv brett
Replies: 16
Views: 865

Re: Faury st. Joe vv brett

where are you reading this? Here and ct I've mostly had the regular St Jo, and don't remember ever thinking brett. But curious where on CT and Berserkers you saw this, as I don't see in quick searches either place? One would think commonplace if enough to start a thread. Opened 2017 last fall and 2...
by J.Vizuete
January 14th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12605
Views: 607827

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Aubert x3, Myriad x2
With RM, Maybach looming, plus 2 local sales that offer particularly good deals on the order of 25-40% off... Yes, this will be a rough 1st quarter. I will show some restraint with offers in the 2nd...
by J.Vizuete
January 14th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4836

Re: Aubert-Save the date

I had a 6 bottle min this year. Last year, I logged in before the offer "officially" opened and it showed a 12 bottle min. I'm sure a quick phone call would take care of it. Phil is very amicable.
by J.Vizuete
January 13th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12605
Views: 607827

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

My 2020 purchases to date: 1x Prevost Closerie LC17 1x 2012 Rhys Horseshoe Chard 1x 2013 Ceritas Pinnacle Vynd 1x 2016 Biondi Santi Rosso di Montalcino 2x 2018 Kobayashi WeatherEye Viogner 3x 2018 Francois Cotat Chavignol Rose (young vine pinot) Several mailers open tomorrow.. we'll see what happens...
by J.Vizuete
January 9th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1214

Re: Chardonnay recommendations

I agree that Ramey, Rochioli, and Peter Michael are wines right in line with the OP's preferences.. but many are not <$60 Failla would be a contrasting style - early picked fruit, lower alcohol, less oak. Some of the chards (like Hudson vnyd I think) are completely concrete fermented. I personally L...
by J.Vizuete
January 7th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4836

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Yes Scott, good point - I agree it’s a relatively narrow range, just trying to highlight what differences may be there. I have never done a horizontal either as these are typically special occasion wines in our house but I would be very interested to try that out. They have a tasting room now and we...
by J.Vizuete
January 7th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4836

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Hello all, are there any good notes or details about the differences in the Aubert chardonnays. Not much to go on based on the website. No notes on the abv, ph, brix, clones used or number of cases. Anyone have a good basic understanding of the differences? (Given the vinification seems to be about...
by J.Vizuete
January 3rd, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2043

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

Red: 2012 Lail J. Daniel cuvee - shared with friends at TFL, my first thought was, "well, I suppose it makes sense why people score wines 100 pts". Maybe not the sexiest answer (I've had 82 La Mission, 89 Pichon Baron several times, and 85 La Tache recently) but at the time it was the greatest I had...
by J.Vizuete
December 25th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12605
Views: 607827

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

December buys: 2x 2010 LdH Blanco Gravonia 2x 2006 LdH Blanco Riserva Tondonia 3x 2017 AP Villaine “Clous Aime“ (fantastic stuff) 2x 2014 Jamet Côte Rotie (.375) 2x 2016 PYCM Bourgogne blanc 1x 1990 Issan 1x 2015 Chartogne-Taillet “les barres” (meunier) 1x 2014 Gonon “les oliviers” 1x 2016 Keller “l...
by J.Vizuete
December 22nd, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4836

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Love that response. Its one reason I’m in the wine game - always looking for the next fun new thing. Glad you enjoyed it Jeremy
by J.Vizuete
December 20th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4836

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Interesting, because the 2012 Peter Michael Chards I've had have not held up well. Green wood tannins were detracting and the fruit had faded rather than developed into anything special. Could be poor storage as the bottles weren't my own...
by J.Vizuete
December 19th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4836

Re: Aubert-Save the date

yes, it's been 6 in the past. I logged in early last year and it was 12... but decreased to 6 once the allocation officially opened...
by J.Vizuete
December 19th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help! Sachet Wine List - what to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Help! Sachet Wine List - what to choose?

Thanks for all the suggestions. After asking the client what they liked, we ultimately ended up drinking two bottles of the Clos Mogador. Nice wine with potential, but too young. Somm, food, and service were all good. Glad you had a good experience at the restaurant. Thanks for sharing :) That's a ...
by J.Vizuete
December 19th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 4836

Re: Aubert-Save the date

So Kutch and Aubert are on opposite ends of the spectrum as far as CA chard goes. I have purchased Aubert for several years, and more recently Kutch, but from a stylistic standpoint, Aubert is going for riper fruit with less acidity. They are rounder wines and while I think Peter Michael chards have...
by J.Vizuete
December 18th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 44
Views: 3769

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

Same here, but $270/bottle plus shipping is too rich for my blood, especially with a 5 bottle case. That’s steeper than SQN...
by J.Vizuete
December 18th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help! Sachet Wine List - what to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Help! Sachet Wine List - what to choose?

I've been to this restaurant before. It's a great spot for shared plates and the somm there (forget his name) really knows his stuff. Super enthusiastic and welcoming as well. I would consult him for recs, which worked out well for our group of 8 and I tried some new things at our visit. You should ...
by J.Vizuete
December 17th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?
Replies: 37
Views: 1793

Re: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?

2010 is first growth quality - and I know the OP isn’t asking, but 2016 is cut from the very same cloth and also a nearly flawless wine. Had them side by side at the chateau this summer... had 89 a few times as well and may be my favorite Bordeaux of that vintage (haven’t had HB and Lynch Bages yet....
by J.Vizuete
December 15th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 259
Views: 12131

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Somehow I think the bottom of mine are mostly going to be pretty great. Most are just one or two reviews: 1996 Jean Raphet et Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru: 87 points 1982 Domaine le Galantin Bandol Mourvedre: 87 points 2004 Simon Bize Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru: 87 points 2012 D...
by J.Vizuete
December 15th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14818

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

J. RUNNERS UP and honorable mention : White : 2009 LdH gravonia. Astoundingly interesting and one of the most unique whites available, changes in your glass every 10 minutes. Also 2017 Francois Cotat Rose - very special! If you ever get your hands on LdH Vina Tondonia Rosato, grab as much as you ca...
by J.Vizuete
December 14th, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 259
Views: 12131

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Somehow I think the bottom of mine are mostly going to be pretty great. Most are just one or two reviews: 1996 Jean Raphet et Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru: 87 points 1982 Domaine le Galantin Bandol Mourvedre: 87 points 2004 Simon Bize Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru: 87 points 2012 D...
by J.Vizuete
December 14th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11208
Views: 412857

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Realm Bard - on point w/2015 and 2016 2017 Kutch Trout Gulch Chard - really good minerals, less acidity than I was expecting. But I had a bunch of other goodies including: 1990 Pol Roger Winston Churchill (from magnum and WOTN by a mile with many, many years before its apogee) NV Egly Ouriet Bd...
by J.Vizuete
December 12th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14818

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

Red : 1974 Bertani Amarone - I've never had an amarone with age like this before. It overperformed, challenged my expectations and captured my attention. The Bertani Amarone 1962 is a monster. I rated it 18,5/20 last year (btw, same high rating for the Young Bertani Amarone 2009 this year). Excelle...
by J.Vizuete
December 12th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14818

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 .... .... Looking back, this was my best year of wine related travel, learning, and tasting with new producers and styles so far. And it better be for all the time a...
by J.Vizuete
December 11th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 259
Views: 12131

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--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14818

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: 240
Views: 21337

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: 12605
Views: 607827

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: 12605
Views: 607827

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: 11208
Views: 412857

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: 247
Views: 4948

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: 247
Views: 4948

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: 12605
Views: 607827

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: 247
Views: 4948

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: 3192

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: 3192

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 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66840

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: 3192

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: 12605
Views: 607827

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: 12605
Views: 607827

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: 12605
Views: 607827

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: 6087

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!

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