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by J.Vizuete
January 21st, 2021, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1833
Views: 119531

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

anyone notice the Egly that showed up on the website the other day? I dont think I saw an email introducing it but had a significant portion of the lineup: Brut, Rose, VP... If it was recently added to their site there will be an email for the offer soon Not necessarily. That offer went out in Octo...
by J.Vizuete
January 20th, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me love Chenin Blanc
Replies: 59
Views: 2275

Re: Please help me love Chenin Blanc

I would recommend to check out Beau Rivage. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=87&t=176843 Here's my last note on the 2017 from 12/2020 - I WROTE: 94 points "Tasted with the winemaker, this bottle was chilled then opened and consumed around 55-60*F, which would be preferab...
by J.Vizuete
January 18th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13303

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

I just applied for a Grand Reserve Card... Will, how long will the release be open and are the allocations guaranteed for any particular time frame?
by J.Vizuete
January 15th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kutch Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: TN: 2017 Kutch Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard

Opened this to go with some sushi tonight. It is a very good example of restrained California chardonnay. Fairly open knit, the wine is just getting started in its arc. Sea breeze, bergamot, clean linen, and green apple skin. It has well balanced acidity and maintains a sense of crispness. For me, t...
by J.Vizuete
January 13th, 2021, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4224

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

Totally agree. And loved the dunking analogy. For me blind tasting is really educational. But if we are drinking iconic / top tier wines, I rather just relax with it over a longish period of time and enjoy the experience. +1 Thread drift, I think what some mean by blind tasting is a more formal set...
by J.Vizuete
January 12th, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?
Replies: 65
Views: 3159

Re: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?

No. Zaltos all the way for me. However I just ordered white and universal from one of the Zalto family members who went out on his own so stay tuned: https://us.josephinen.com/ Interested in your feedback on these, Robert. Coming from Zalto, I can imagine that the craftsmanship is good and there is...
by J.Vizuete
January 11th, 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 15
Views: 1419

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos

Which Cibonne do you have? The Clos Cibonne Tibouren Côtes de Provence Rosé Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes is the one that makes it to my market. I've thoroughly enjoyed it through several vintages, up to 3 years post release, but I can't seem to hold them much longer! I haven't tried the Caroline or...
by J.Vizuete
January 11th, 2021, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 15
Views: 1419

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos

I can't believe this thread didn't get more air time. Killer tasting, and something I've been wanting to do for a while. I have the 09 LdH, 17 Emidio Pepe cerrasuolo, Clos Cibonne, Tempier, and Cotat roses in the cellar. Am looking for Azienda Agricola and Ch. Simone, and L'anglore before it warms u...
by J.Vizuete
January 10th, 2021, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Winebid.com wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: What Winebid.com wine are you drinking tonight?

2012 Verget Saint Véran “Terroirs de Davaye” “Winebid bottle. This has really come together nicely. Golden color, delightful balance. Acids have faded somewhat. Some river stone on the nose with muted peach purée and honeycomb. Great extract for a wine of this level. It’s a bang up value if one wer...
by J.Vizuete
January 10th, 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 32
Views: 1587

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

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David, if you think you’re not an influencer, think again! Watch out Fu ;)
by J.Vizuete
January 9th, 2021, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?
Replies: 65
Views: 3159

Re: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?

Our Riedel somm pinot glasses have been relegated to the cabinet, replaced by Zalto Bordeaux which are finer and have a similar volume. A number of folks on this thread would be well served to try the Grassl Cru. I myself need to pony up for a small set of Conterno Sensorys. With BD looming, I'm goi...
by J.Vizuete
January 7th, 2021, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15306
Views: 783222

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

My last month, mostly singles but I’m pleased 2018 Prévost Fac Simile 2018 Moreau Naudet Forets 2000 Roc de Cambes 2017 Henri Germain Meursault 2017 Walter Scott X-Novo 2015 Ulysse Collin BdB Les Perrieres 2017 Bouchard Val Vilaine 2017 Bernard Bonin Meursault Clos du Cromin 1999 Phillip Togni cab N...
by J.Vizuete
January 7th, 2021, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7155

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

I don't know if it has changed, but in prior years the 12-bottle minum was for the highfalutin pre-order group. For those of us in the regular release (January 12, 11AM ET for me) it has been 6 bottles. I have not seen if whether anything is different this release. I have had the same experience. F...
by J.Vizuete
January 7th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What will the future's mature wines be like?
Replies: 16
Views: 1230

Re: What will the future's mature wines be like?

I agree with the questioning whether today's riper, early maturing styles will have an effect on traditional maturation definition and bouquet development. I associate more ethereal and pleasing bouquets with old school wines, less ripe grapes, cooler growing conditions and less oak/baking spices. ...
by J.Vizuete
January 7th, 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7155

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

LPBs article this morning (behind paywall) also has a scoring note for a 2019 Aubert Chardonnay "Park Avenue". I hadn't seen any press on that, but am always excited to try a new site from Aubert. Wonder if it will be released in the summer along with the Hudson (also in the article).
by J.Vizuete
January 7th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What will the future's mature wines be like?
Replies: 16
Views: 1230

Re: What will the future's mature wines be like?

I think about this question too, and would be likewise eager to hear thoughts from some board statesmen/women who have tasted wines from the 80s on release. My own take is that we are still in a transitional time -- meaning that while many producers and regions have (broadly) adopted the use of tech...
by J.Vizuete
January 5th, 2021, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4484

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

I took a second mortgage on my home to buy ‘82 Bordeaux and bought almost 100 cases. They have provided me with 40 years of drinking pleasure, with more to go. Couldn’t ask for anything more. While I’ve never done that, there’s merit in placing really big bets when you know a vintage is special. As...
by J.Vizuete
January 2nd, 2021, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you want to try in 2021????
Replies: 100
Views: 3501

Re: What do you want to try in 2021????

I’m looking forward to opening a 16 Macdonald with J.Durham in the near future. I purchased better for the cellar this past year and plan on cracking open some Rougeard, Vatan, and a lone bottle of Fac-Simile, all of which will be new to me. Trying to find some Bel-Air Marquis D’Aligre as well. Hope...
by J.Vizuete
January 2nd, 2021, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4194

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

For the record, I do think J. Selosse belongs in the highest tier, and I’m not sure who his company would be there. Perhaps Anselme? Could you please explain a little bit more? I'm not entirely sure if this makes any sense. Sorry, you’re right. Anselme is the father and Guillaume is his son. Looks ...
by J.Vizuete
January 1st, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4194

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

I interpret Howard’s most recent question to mean: what are the categorical objective measures by which to measure “quality”, if not pricing and personal stylistic preference? I lean toward nuance, finesse and complexity as my own measures of quality but surely they are subjective. For the record, I...
by J.Vizuete
December 31st, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25192

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Happy 2021, everyone! I received my Expressions the other day and wanted to share my initial thoughts after only a couple of test drives. Presentation and protection of the double box with all the foam is great. I can’t see how this could break in transit. Glass itself looks great. Excellent finish...
by J.Vizuete
December 27th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 14221

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

Sparkling - 2002 Bollinger RD White - 2016 Roagna langhe “solea” Red - 1989 VCC Discovery - we started using those 4-5oz glass jars during the pandemic for sharing. For one thing, I think they do preserve the wine pretty well, and the pour size is great if you’re looking to share 2-3 glasses. If I h...
by J.Vizuete
December 24th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine
Replies: 46
Views: 2481

Re: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine

Halfway through a bottle of the 2018. Still pretty tightly wound and reticent out of the fridge. Nice developed color, pinprick bubbles. Great introduction to Covid-Christmas Eve. The wine opens and sings from the heart as it warms. Hard to beat high quality bubbles, runny Brie de Meaux, Sicilian B...
by J.Vizuete
December 23rd, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15306
Views: 783222

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Paul @bbott wrote: December 23rd, 2020, 10:58 am 12X375 Cantemerle 2010 @£20 each.
That's a great buy
by J.Vizuete
December 21st, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15306
Views: 783222

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jayson Cohen wrote: December 20th, 2020, 7:28 pm 1 x 1993 Verget Puligny Montrachet Les Caillerets Cuvee Vielles Vignes
I had the same bottle earlier in the year and it was fantastic. Good luck
by J.Vizuete
December 17th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '78 Magdelaine and '79 La Dominique
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: '78 Magdelaine and '79 La Dominique

AndyK wrote: December 17th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Jayson Cohen wrote: December 17th, 2020, 8:37 am Ugh. Hopefully TCA didn’t affect that whole tranche, or you, Alfert, and I are screwed. Between the three of us, I think we bought most of those bottles.
I got two of them as well [cheers.gif]
I got one as well and was thinking of pulling the cork soon. Will report back.
by J.Vizuete
December 17th, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7155

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

I had the CIX twice (2016 and 2017) this year (can never bring myself to a order Hudson in the summer for some reason). It’s on the high end for complexity (similar to UVSL), with lots of tropical notes, ginger and hints of carmelized light brown sugar in the background. If you like the Aubert style...
by J.Vizuete
December 17th, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Chardonnay Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 3660

Re: California Chardonnay Recommendations

If you prefer higher acid Chards, flinty and almost austere (with no oak), the field narrows considerably. Out of the Chards I've tried from CA, I would say only three so far fit that category for my palate: Ceritas Zephyr Enfield Haynes Vineyard Failla Chuy Big Egg Maybe the more experienced taste...
by J.Vizuete
December 16th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year
Replies: 44
Views: 3611

Re: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year

I believe his lists are 100 top red wines, but it isn't always clearly indicated. LOL I was going to say the same thing. Wonder if he posts a white wine lists then. In any case, some variety on a number of axes. I found at least one white on this list: #30 2019 Guigal Condrieu La Doriane Edit: #94 ...
by J.Vizuete
December 15th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15898

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

It just shows how out of touch I am with what all the cool kids in WS-land are buying... [snort.gif] Well yeah. If WB was in charge the list would be Bedrock and Hofgut Falkenstein. ;) Hmm. You might be onto something there. Why should we be arguing about WS's list when we can argue purely among ou...
by J.Vizuete
December 15th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 86’ Mouton or Lafite or ??
Replies: 44
Views: 2533

Re: 86’ Mouton or Lafite or ??

1998 Haut Brion. We took a '98 Haut Brion to a dinner back in January right before the shutdown-it was amazing. No hurry to open one obviously but it was in a pretty good place. This is on my bucket list for sure. Along with the 89. Other icons for me would be 82 PLL, 90 Montrose, which should fall...
by J.Vizuete
December 10th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15898

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

Kris Patten wrote: December 10th, 2020, 12:59 pm Not sure a Spanish wine has ever been there, so maybe that too.
2004 CVNE Imperial Riserva was #1 a few years back
by J.Vizuete
December 10th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Is Bordeaux 2000 still going strong?
Replies: 96
Views: 4946

Re: TN: Is Bordeaux 2000 still going strong?

I haven’t had 2000 LLC for many years — but, based on the last bottle, I would think it needs at least another decade. LLC is always slow to come around. I remember the 1982 at age 20 was built like a brick sh*thouse. I had heard the same for 82, 90, and that the 86 in particular would "never ...
by J.Vizuete
December 10th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Is Bordeaux 2000 still going strong?
Replies: 96
Views: 4946

Re: TN: Is Bordeaux 2000 still going strong?

I have a pile of LLC and Pichon Baron. Notes about the latter are great. Any for the former? Thank you. Had it blind last weekend, here was my note on the 2000 LLC: Decanted for an hour and served blind in Zalto bdx stems. Light sediment and minimal bricking. Very expressive nose of library must, t...
by J.Vizuete
December 9th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25192

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Any more reviews from those that got your Expressions relative to the Universal? I love the idea of a single “universal” glass to declutter etc. but would hate to have to compromise the best experience. I drink a lot of whites, maybe 40%. I may have to end up getting a mixed bag. I’ll attempt follo...
by J.Vizuete
December 9th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Usseglio Mon Aieul fake 2016's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1221

Re: Pierre Usseglio Mon Aieul fake 2016's ?

William Kelley wrote: December 9th, 2020, 12:35 pm The thing that stood out to me was the strip label, which is for a 2018 Vin de France!
Yes, and applied over the Mon Aeuil label ???
by J.Vizuete
December 9th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Usseglio Mon Aieul fake 2016's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1221

Re: Pierre Usseglio Mon Aieul fake 2016's ?

whoa! What a bummer. I'm having flashbacks to a different B21 thread... What's with the 2018 sticker in the top photo? I see Usseglio also makes a cuvee unique (https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3412607&searchId=8BB0F9C2%23selected%253DW3412607_2_K6b96ae3c2eee099690a676cce227ef04) Hop...
by J.Vizuete
December 9th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding "Balance" in New World Style Wines
Replies: 70
Views: 3697

Re: Finding "Balance" in New World Style Wines

Define balance: Balance is not subjective but almost mathematical in nature (objective). It is when the Acid, Alcohol, Tannins, and Fruit create the conditions for a wine to improve over time . I'll respectfully disagree. Balance and ageworthiness are not the same thing. There may well be a venn-di...
by J.Vizuete
December 9th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15306
Views: 783222

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: December 9th, 2020, 4:14 am 05 Mugneret Gibourg vosne romanee
17 allemand Reynard
16 allemand Reynard
Nice Pickups
by J.Vizuete
December 8th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding "Balance" in New World Style Wines
Replies: 70
Views: 3697

Re: Finding "Balance" in New World Style Wines

I’m currently enjoying a 2013 Reynvaan Stonessence syrah. It is certainly a new world wine, with full body and a dark color, but has a lot of mineral nuance. Probably along the lines of Cayuse and in some instances, K Vintners. You would have no trouble discerning syrah, and even less its WA origin....
by J.Vizuete
December 8th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 132
Views: 7871

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

And there is no one metric that provides the key for making sense of complex, holistic systems determined by a multitude of interrelated variables. Just a fantastic post, William, and the line above summarizes it for me. As consumers (and perhaps as humans), we are quick to embrace broad generaliti...
by J.Vizuete
December 7th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15306
Views: 783222

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Finally adding some Cedric Bouchard bubbles to the cellar! 2012 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs La Presle 2012 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Blancs La Haute-Lemblé 2012 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Pinot Blanc Champagne Blanc de Blancs La Bolor...
by J.Vizuete
December 2nd, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 111
Views: 9691

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

I love it for many reasons 1) fun selection of new and old world wines, young and old bottles, mostly sold as individual lots 2) great customer service and leadership 3) shipping is very easy 4) user friendly site with favorites (allows you to hunt for a producer, region, size, etc) that I check eve...
by J.Vizuete
November 30th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25192

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Thanks for the review, Justin. I'm excited to try these out and potentially spring for more. Zalto BDX is my house glass for just about everything, but I'm looking for something comparable to bring to tastings.
by J.Vizuete
November 26th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 1999 Dom Perignon Heat Damage Challenge - The Results
Replies: 35
Views: 2101

Re: The 1999 Dom Perignon Heat Damage Challenge

Looks fine to me
by J.Vizuete
November 26th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 1999 Dom Perignon Heat Damage Challenge - The Results
Replies: 35
Views: 2101

Re: The 1999 Dom Perignon Heat Damage Challenge

I did a similar “experiment” with a 96 DP in my parent’s cabinet in South Texas. An air conditioned home, but the sun fell on the cabinet such that I suppose the temps were higher inside. Near 100% humidity year round. Sadly, while on its side, the cork contracted and failed, yielding vinegar of the...
by J.Vizuete
November 21st, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Strategy/ Tips going into Black Friday and Saving for BD
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: Strategy/ Tips going into Black Friday and Saving for BD

I don’t feel that Black Friday is all that big a deal in the wine industry compared to consumer goods.. eager to be proven wrong. I think the consensus wisdom will be just to save up for BD12
by J.Vizuete
November 21st, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1523
Views: 96476

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Troy Stark wrote: November 21st, 2020, 4:25 pm Who got the 2018 Ramonet?
I got a single Puligny 1ere, responded pdq
by J.Vizuete
November 21st, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 5177

Re: Thomas 2018

Has anyone else still not received their allocation? I know this guy marches to the beat of his own drum but I’m starting to wonder if I should try to reach out I generally receive mine pretty soon after the check is cashed. Although if shipping to Texas, I could see it being a little later because...
by J.Vizuete
November 18th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 564
Views: 43080

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

1) Langoa vs Leoville - Visited the Chateau last summer and tasted both wines side by side. I find Leoville to be darker fruited and Langoa more on the red spectrum, and lighter in density/extraction (although not lacking in tannin). For my palate, Leoville is the far superior wine. I would imagine ...

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