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by J.Vizuete
January 23rd, 2022, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DP 2012 released
Replies: 255
Views: 17358

Re: DP 2012 released

$189 is best offer I have had yet in Texas- and that is with case and loyal customer discounts. Seems my early predictions are playing out. In the interests of being accurate, and now that I have locked in all the Dom 2012 I plan to buy, I need to amend the above. The $189 price never happened- it ...
by J.Vizuete
January 23rd, 2022, 2:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2927
Views: 252037

Re: Steak Porn

You know what I like? When the cap and loin represent the majority of the ribeye.. in this case maybe 2/3!
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by J.Vizuete
January 21st, 2022, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003057

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Ramonet Montrachet
by J.Vizuete
January 19th, 2022, 2:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 259
Views: 17914

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Interesting, just called to cancel and they said you did it just in time to not get the annual fee charged. It was a good deal, getting close to 1000 of value back even when they missed delivery for BD12 last year. You can cancel for free within 30 days of being charged. I'm still waiting for a res...
by J.Vizuete
January 18th, 2022, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13853
Views: 604017

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Jayson Cohen wrote: January 18th, 2022, 11:04 am 2020 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Clos de Midi
Jason, what were your thoughts on this wine? I have been looking at it and the Clos de la Rue bottling... how did you like it in reference to nearby producers? Thanks!
by J.Vizuete
January 17th, 2022, 9:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 2357
Views: 136830

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Simple is sometimes best. That looks fantastic Alan, and fully worthy of the post
by J.Vizuete
January 13th, 2022, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13853
Views: 604017

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Great wine, but not from Napa. Drank quite a few of these, too soon, in the mid-nineties. Ah right-edited! Had the good fortune to taste this off the wine list at Canard in Portland. Agree it's a real dead ringer for left bank Bdx. Rich, textural, a little austere. Maybe not quite Latour but say at...
by J.Vizuete
January 8th, 2022, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003057

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

09 Cristal mag 19 Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine 16 Emelien Feneuil Les Basses Croix et Les Gilles 16 Canon 91 Silver Oak I have been debating about the '09 Cristal mags, cheapest mags of Cristal available and I believe Michael said it is drinking well now. It’s drinking awesome, we just popped one la...
by J.Vizuete
January 7th, 2022, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Ch. Leoville Barton, Saint Julien
Replies: 19
Views: 805

Re: TN: 2002 Ch. Leoville Barton, Saint Julien

William Kelley wrote: January 7th, 2022, 5:27 pm Some 2002s are drinking really well at last. Just finished off a 2002 Lynch Bages that's excellent with an hour or two decant.
02 Haut Brion wasn’t so bad either ;)
by J.Vizuete
January 7th, 2022, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread
Replies: 282
Views: 10593

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread

JDavisRoby wrote: January 7th, 2022, 3:54 pm I picked up four of the Proxies at my local shop today. Going to give them a try over the next week.
Please post your thoughts! I’m curious if there is a thread for mocktails and other nonalcoholic beverages?
by J.Vizuete
January 7th, 2022, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003057

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

09 Cristal mag
19 Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine
16 Emelien Feneuil Les Basses Croix et Les Gilles
16 Canon
91 Silver Oak
by J.Vizuete
January 6th, 2022, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003057

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some fun purchased from DEC to present NV Alexandre Filaine DMY 2006 Heidsieck BdM 2018 Aurelien Lurquin rose de saignee 2000 Clos Roche Blanche Sauvignon blanc 2019 PCYM CM Ancegnieres 2019 Caroline Morey CM Chaumees 1993 Kalin Chardonnay Cuvee W 2017 Bachelet GC VV 2017 Lignier MSD VV actually bei...
by J.Vizuete
January 3rd, 2022, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer for newbies?
Replies: 348
Views: 15318

Re: Envoyer for newbies?

A couple points: At least in my market (San Antonio, Tx); they have a cold chain shipping solution (Vinum 55) that, while a little sluggish (Shipments usually take ~2 weeks to arrive), allows me to receive wine in the middle of summer. They have been offering special rates this year (comes out to ab...
by J.Vizuete
January 2nd, 2022, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4248

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

I think David’s point is a good one. Sometimes that first bottle can throw one off causes one to be overly critical of subsequent bottles. Another possible thought: there's some research that suggests that cork taint can inhibit one's olfactory signal transduction, effectively reducing one's abilit...
by J.Vizuete
December 30th, 2021, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking Advice: To be a snob or hold my tongue?
Replies: 56
Views: 2734

Re: Seeking Advice: To be a snob or hold my tongue?

Great post, Noah; your parents sound like a neat couple. My dad doesn’t drink (and it would absolutely thrill me if he did). But my mom would have a thimble of Jadot Beaujolais-villages (about $7/750ml then) a couple nights a week when I was growing up and the bottle might last her 3 weeks. Every no...
by J.Vizuete
December 28th, 2021, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 161
Views: 11371

Re: Aubert

I've grown toward liking some of the "cooler" sites. the 2019 LH&S and eastside were fabulous. I may fuss less over the Lauren/CIX this time around
by J.Vizuete
December 16th, 2021, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick...wine that goes with Split Pea Soup?
Replies: 36
Views: 1252

Re: Quick...wine that goes with Split Pea Soup?

Emidio Pepe trebbiano
by J.Vizuete
December 15th, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 3071
Views: 199902

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Merrill Lindquist wrote: December 15th, 2021, 3:13 pm Bereche & Fils Brut Reserve. Lovely.
I agree Merrill, it’s really really good. Not far behind Le Cran in my opinion.
by J.Vizuete
December 14th, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Classification by Producer Style
Replies: 19
Views: 1330

Re: Champagne Classification by Producer Style

Ahh, thanks Chris - I was under the wrong impression. appreciate the clarification.
by J.Vizuete
December 13th, 2021, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine tasting you’ve attended.
Replies: 50
Views: 3738

Re: Best wine tasting you’ve attended.

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I mean, this one this past weekend wasn’t bad…
by J.Vizuete
December 13th, 2021, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Classification by Producer Style
Replies: 19
Views: 1330

Re: Champagne Classification by Producer Style

Otto, very interesting. What are the other 4 grapes? Arbanne Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc Petit Meslier There are producers who use these grapes if you want to try them on their own. Vouette et Sorbe Textures comes to mind right away and Tarlant has the BAM as a 3 rare grape blend. Agrapart’s Complantee ...
by J.Vizuete
December 8th, 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many different wines do you taste each year?
Replies: 39
Views: 1531

Re: How many different wines do you taste each year?

501 notes so far this year. I log nearly all of my bottles in CT and leave a note the majority of the time (except in rosé season, no phones in the pool!). I suspect I tasted another 100-150 wines in group settings that didn’t get a note, so imma say 6-700, which is consistent with a still upward tr...
by J.Vizuete
December 6th, 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?
Replies: 47
Views: 3205

Re: very cold storage vs room temp?

With shipping season upon us and the common experience of "too much wine, not enough storage" I find myself overflowing from a couple wine fridges and an offsite (with many cases to come!) So I have some cabinets in my air conditioned home where I'm putting bottles (typically lower price p...
by J.Vizuete
December 4th, 2021, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003057

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: December 4th, 2021, 8:57 am 6 more 1998 BAMA

Had another bottle this past week. Ridiculously good.
I opened the 98 yesterday. I don’t have long experience with this producer yet, but wow, 98 was lights out good and made 2000 (tasted this one twice) look weak in comparison.
by J.Vizuete
November 30th, 2021, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have Hated
Replies: 228
Views: 9696

Re: Wines you have Hated

2016 Markus Molitor Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese - I had this wine twice after a fairly glowing Envoyer write up. Both bottles (which felt otherwise correct) had a pretty gross rubber note on the nose and a related, but worse note on the palate.... 2016 Markus Molitor Ürziger Würzgarten Rie...
by J.Vizuete
November 23rd, 2021, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Leoville Barton 1996
Replies: 34
Views: 1649

Re: TN Leoville Barton 1996

I had the 90 LB on Friday that blew away expectations- It was served blind and I sincerely thought it might’ve been a first growth. It showed better than a 90 Mouton from the same cellar. Depth and richness, a little sweet fig note, just great. Would love to source some 96s. Thankfully Leoville Bart...
by J.Vizuete
November 23rd, 2021, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 9199
Views: 1492335

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

But we also see people here mention buying from Ackers or sellling through them. Always shocks me that anyone would do business with them. +1, but I know of a local group in TX that pooled their wines to get the consignment over a certain $ amount; as this results in a lower seller's commission. Af...
by J.Vizuete
November 22nd, 2021, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: XChateau Podcast - Eric Levine
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

Re: XChateau Podcast - Eric Levine

Agree - I enjoyed the listen and felt like Eric did a great job expressing a sincere enthusiasm for the community and noble goals for the platform. I also thought he translated some of the highly technical language well - people who have a mastery of their craft/subject can do that. Would be thrille...
by J.Vizuete
November 22nd, 2021, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003057

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Premier Cru Brut "Les Vignes de Bisseuil" NV Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine 2019 François Raveneau Chablis 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg x3 2016 Guffens-Heynen Saint Véran Cuvée Unique x3 2018 Caroline M...
by J.Vizuete
November 22nd, 2021, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1708
Views: 115520

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

IMO, the prices are good enough I'm not mad at $5-$6 per bottle shipping when average bottle price is above $30 (ended up $6.50 in last order due to missing bottles). But if the only way for me to ship 12 at a time is to keep buying more and get lucky, those costs go way up, my cost projections are...
by J.Vizuete
November 19th, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Bérêche et Fils Champagne Brut Réserve (France, Champagne)
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: TN: NV Bérêche et Fils Champagne Brut Réserve (France, Champagne)

I had the pleasure of a newer release NV this week. My wife and I finished this particular bottle in an evening. NV Bérêche et Fils Champagne Brut Réserve - France, Champagne (11/17/2021) What a fantastic NV brut. These are old vines, 7g\L, 2019dg. Perfectly balanced, great concentration complex pro...
by J.Vizuete
November 18th, 2021, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Andremily Grenache Release
Replies: 146
Views: 9796

Re: 2018 Andremily Grenache Release

Any thoughts on the No. 8 versus the Mouvedre? My wine budge is shot, so I'm probably limited to one or the other. I'm a big fan of SQN Syrah but also a big fan of Carlisle Mouvedre. Does Andremy's Mouvedre fall somewhere in between? In my humble opinion, the Mourvèdre is a far more interesting win...
by J.Vizuete
November 14th, 2021, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines
Replies: 218
Views: 14855

Re: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

Presumably he meant $1500, not 15K. In any case, what new world mailing list wines do you want to taste but are unable with annual wine budget of $12-18K? Many of the mailing lists still favorably discussed here (MacD, Scarecrow, Kinsman, Ultramarine, etc) have a wait, and sometimes it’s a very lon...
by J.Vizuete
November 14th, 2021, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (Now with bonus Le Mont)
Replies: 128
Views: 7426

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (Now with bonus Le Mont)

I’m not sure if I ever reported on the ‘19 Dry Loire Chenin Blind tasting. The Huets were 1, 3, and 4 for me blind with Le Mont on top and LHL over CdB that tasting. It really is the most exciting Sec vintage I can recall in 26 vintages (1995-2020) drinking young Huet Sec. What an exciting line up!...
by J.Vizuete
November 13th, 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why a 2 bottle limit on corkage?
Replies: 393
Views: 13807

Re: Why a 2 bottle limit on corkage?

I realize in advance this is going to cause the usual suspects to call me irrelevant and a rounding error, but pressing on anyway for the rest of us, if the issues around group tastings are what is claimed on here (too many stems, too many decanters, keeping the table too long, etc.), there could a...
by J.Vizuete
November 3rd, 2021, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms
Replies: 54
Views: 3350

Re: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms

My girlfriend has a terribly-timed birthday, December 29. This year we're staying in Yountville on the 28th and 29th, annnnnd now that we've paid for the flights, rental car and room, I note that nothing anyone has mentioned above with any excitement (Ad Hoc, Bouchon, Bistro Jeanty) is actually ope...
by J.Vizuete
November 3rd, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Refrain From Wine...Joint Pain Gone?
Replies: 28
Views: 1623

Re: Refrain From Wine...Joint Pain Gone?

I could be way off as this was something I just heard a dr on the radio express, and someone with more medical knowledge than I can probably confirm (or deny) this little factoid: wine does not cause gout nor inflammation in joints because it is fermented. And particularly red wine because resverat...
by J.Vizuete
November 3rd, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: CAYUSE BIONIC FROG VERTICAL-SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: FS: CAYUSE BIONIC FROG VERTICAL

methinks this is going to sell fast
by J.Vizuete
November 2nd, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 153
Views: 10143

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

I recently found a scoreless note that just said “did not taste”!
by J.Vizuete
November 2nd, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 153
Views: 10143

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

I'm not sure how much credence I'd give this person given all the variance in these scores. 93-95 with two outliers by one point in either direction over a two year period? I'd say the guy keeps it fairly tight! Certainly as good as the critics evaluating the 2015 Bouley Volnay Fremiers! https://ww...
by J.Vizuete
November 2nd, 2021, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 493
Views: 48062

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

Verve NY just added some Laherte Freres Petit Meslier, which is a pretty rare bird to source They also have 2019 Bernard Bonin wines at fair pricing along with 2019 Cedric Bouchard Val Villaine if any are interested As an aside, I had a very nice correspondence with Max from their store who offered ...
by J.Vizuete
November 2nd, 2021, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003057

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

NV Laherte Frères Champagne Petit Meslier Extra Brut
2016 Benoit Dehu Champagne Cuvée La Rue des Noyers Extra Brut
2019 Domaine Bernard-Bonin Meursault Les Tillets
2019 Walter Scott Chardonnay Rock Salt
1998 and 1999 Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore
by J.Vizuete
November 2nd, 2021, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Chateau Montrose, St. Estephe
Replies: 72
Views: 4343

Re: TN: 2005 Chateau Montrose, St. Estephe

J Slawney wrote: November 2nd, 2021, 5:30 am "It just seems to lacquer the mouth with intense fruit and leaves a persistent wake of mineral drenched black fruit."

Uh oh, not my type of Montrose: off to the auction house you go.
Don't do that! I'll take some off your hands without the commission!
by J.Vizuete
November 1st, 2021, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name one wine (ONE) that you bought in 2021 that people should seriously consider purchasing
Replies: 165
Views: 9860

Re: Name one wine (ONE) that you bought in 2021 that people should seriously consider purchasing

Which one? La Bruja de Rozas is the only one I've tried- and I loved it. This is the entry level bottling. Made me very excited for this producer, and from what I read, their pricier offerings are similar in style. So, my recommendation is really to try anything from Comando G. Unfortunately, their...
by J.Vizuete
October 25th, 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Longest waiting time for mailing list
Replies: 56
Views: 4493

Re: Longest waiting time for mailing list

I signed up for Marcassin in 2001 or 2002. I still haven't received an offer, or any communication from them. I think I'd reach out about that. I signed up in 2014 or so and got an offer for a 6-pack of chardonnay in about 2-3 years time. I didn't take it at the time and haven't heard back since. S...
by J.Vizuete
October 24th, 2021, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cabernet Franc
Replies: 71
Views: 3539

Re: Cabernet Franc

A big Cab guy and Amarone lover? I don’t think Loire cab franc would do it for you. Stick with the domestic reccos. For me, personally, I'd rather have the best expression of a certain style, accept it on its own terms, and figure out how I feel about it. I’m just going with the premise that he pro...
by J.Vizuete
October 24th, 2021, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cabernet Franc
Replies: 71
Views: 3539

Re: Cabernet Franc

J. Galang wrote: October 22nd, 2021, 7:10 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: October 22nd, 2021, 4:45 am I think 2014 is utterly classic. Try a Rougeard from this vintage,....
Will do this Tuesday next week. [wink.gif]
I look forward to reading about it!
by J.Vizuete
October 23rd, 2021, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines
Replies: 218
Views: 14855

Re: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

And who cares about mailing lists? Sign up for the ones that interest you (it’s free!) and by the time you become active your palate may have gone in a different direction. For now, check out auctions, talk with clients (one of my friends sold all his SQN and traded for 2000s bordeaux) whose palates...
by J.Vizuete
October 23rd, 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines
Replies: 218
Views: 14855

Re: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

A few thoughts for you Bill: 1)Since you’re ITB in retail, I suspect that through distributor tastings and client events, over time, you will likely have the opportunity to try some amazing bottles over the years. For now, be patient. You may be lucky enough to try a Clos de Tart eventually and that...
by J.Vizuete
October 21st, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines
Replies: 218
Views: 14855

Re: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

I spend maybe $1k-15000 a month on wine which is considerably less than even Berserkers here. Thankfully, I do have the opportunity to try some nicer wines because I run a wine shop, but I'll never really get the opportunity to taste mailing list CA/WA/OR wines. Presumably he meant $1500, not 15K. ...

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