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by Paul R.
December 11th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tempier 2017 'Pour Lulu'
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: TN: Tempier 2017 'Pour Lulu'

I haven't tasted the '17 yet but I do buy a decent amount of Tempier and it doesn't surprise me that it isn't accessible yet. While the '12s and '14s are drinking very well now, the '15 is only just starting to settle down and the '16 almost sounds like bubbly when you take the cork out. I have only...
by Paul R.
November 21st, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 158
Views: 12103

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

I did pay the $50 to join the year of free shipping which paid for itself with the two orders. Their pricing is generally prohibitive so these are my first purchases from them but I figured the free shipping is a call option if/when they issue another great coupon.
by Paul R.
August 14th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: South African Cabs really a contender?
Replies: 39
Views: 1512

Re: South African Cabs really a contender?

Agree, cab blend or chenin.

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance is a very good sweet wine.
by Paul R.
August 14th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: South African Cabs really a contender?
Replies: 39
Views: 1512

Re: South African Cabs really a contender?

+1 on Vergelegen, V is not cheap but a fantastic wine. Also, Thelema, the Rabelais, is fantastic and $50 if you can find it. De Trafford 393 also good, De Toren Fusion V (last vintage was a little oaky, others haven't been as bad). I have had the syrahs and they are good but I still think I like Rho...
by Paul R.
August 2nd, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Tips for Drinking/Decanting '79 Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Re: Tips for Drinking/Decanting '79 Bordeaux

Depends on how sensitive you are to sediment, but if you are standing up for several weeks, I would consider just opening mid day and let it breathe. I generally taste and if it is tight, I leave the cork off. You could also take it out of the cellar and let it slowly warm up to drinking temperature...
by Paul R.
July 19th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: WTB: Pappy 10 or 15

Thanks to all, I found a bottle.
by Paul R.
July 19th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: WTB: Pappy 10 or 15

Thanks, I actually like the 10 but it isn't for me. I have a lot of the W12 as I have been buying for years, but this guy wants Pappy/ORVW for his retirement party.
by Paul R.
July 18th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 32
Views: 2078

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

I think it can also be vintage dependent. The '17 is so delicious now I am having trouble leaving some behind but will. '15 and '16 were easier to put away for future consumption.
by Paul R.
July 18th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Sold

A friend's father-in-law is retiring and looking for a bottle. He knows it won't be cheap. PM me if you are interested in selling a bottle of either. Thanks.
by Paul R.
July 17th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montalcino Winery Recommendations - Honeymoon!
Replies: 22
Views: 1354

Re: Montalcino Winery Recommendations - Honeymoon!

+1 on NostraVita
by Paul R.
July 12th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Rome: RIMESSA ROSCIOLI Wine Tasting Options
Replies: 8
Views: 2417

Re: Rome: RIMESSA ROSCIOLI Wine Tasting Options

So, we had a great time at Rimessa. When I booked, I asked for a focus on Italy but said I was unsure on which level and they said we could decide when we got there. When we arrived, the somm was so excited about the tasting. She had spent a decent part of the afternoon coming up with the list so I ...
by Paul R.
July 12th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux Wine Travel - Henri Challeau
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: Bordeaux Wine Tours - Henri Challeau

I agree with all of your comments. We toured with Henri last year for two days. I would HIGHLY recommend him.
by Paul R.
June 18th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Rome: RIMESSA ROSCIOLI Wine Tasting Options
Replies: 8
Views: 2417

Re: Rome: RIMESSA ROSCIOLI Wine Tasting Options

Thanks to both.

Tim, I will take a look at both restaurants. Out of curiosity, why would you not do an extensive tasting outside of your home?
by Paul R.
June 18th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Rome: RIMESSA ROSCIOLI Wine Tasting Options
Replies: 8
Views: 2417

Rome: RIMESSA ROSCIOLI Wine Tasting Options

I came across Roscioli multiple times when looking for restaurants but they are booked and the website suggested their wine bar. They offer a number of wine/food pairing options but had a Taste the Legends option at the bottom. Has anyone done it? The three options are below. The first is Italian fo...
by Paul R.
May 24th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bandol (rouge) drinking windows
Replies: 15
Views: 1772

Re: Bandol (rouge) drinking windows

Most familiar with Tempier. I drink them young with a lot of air, they decant well, and then hold onto at least a six pack each vintage to age. Agree, special cuvees need at least 10 years to start checking in on them. I feel like grenache-based wines (eg CDP) go through more of a dumb phase in the ...
by Paul R.
May 15th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3113

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Triennes, Seysses/Villaine project. St. Auguste is $15-16.
by Paul R.
May 13th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1743

Re: Coq au vin

We don't buy cooking wine or wine that we wouldn't drink. We do, however, use the occasional flawed bottle to cook with and have never had a problem. I think I would rather cook with a fine wine that is oxidized/corked than poorly made swill.
by Paul R.
May 8th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 2381

Re: 2018 Rose

for me it is Baudry Chinon Rose Triennes Lucien Crochet Sancerre Rose (pinot rose) Fonstainte Gris de Gris Corbieres Rose Tempier current vintage is the 2017 the 2018 should release in June or later added a few Lopez de Heridia Viña Tondonia Rose 2009 current vintage to the cellar today. A great li...
by Paul R.
March 7th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clever marketing at Pontet Canet
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: Clever marketing at Pontet Canet

$775 on JJ Buckley. Arrives this winter.
by Paul R.
March 6th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 13779

Re: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread

38, married, no kids. I don't talk about totals as it reinforces that I have a problem. 16 years ago, started to learn about and appreciate wine. Never really accumulated more than a case or two but drank wine regularly, had friends in the business, would start to think about wine country when we lo...
by Paul R.
March 6th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting Tempier's 2016 Reds
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: TN: Tasting Tempier's 2016 Reds

While I have had a number of vintages over the years, only in the last 3 years have I made a concerted effort to buy in bulk. I have bought a decent amount of '12s, '14s and '15s. Haven't seen the '16s offered yet from my lowest cost provider. They are all different but agree with very good to outst...
by Paul R.
March 4th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Argentina Wines to Try Before You Die
Replies: 35
Views: 2346

Re: Argentina Wines to Try Before You Die

Achaval Ferrer and Catena Zapata (the top end tour was well worth it) were our favorites although we enjoyed most of the wine we had both on tours and at restaurants. Didn't drink there but found CARO (Catena-Rothschild project) in the states and have really enjoyed it. We have been to Mendoza twice...
by Paul R.
March 4th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 2451

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

We take wine often and it is always open, I generally open in the morning, whether I DD before dinner depends on the wine. One time I had a server say that it was against the law and then brought over a manager who, after talking it through and the manager deciding that I wasn't from the ABC board, ...
by Paul R.
February 6th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does uncorking alone really let wine breathe ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: Does uncorking alone really let wine breathe ?

To each his own, but if I am thinking about it I open our dinner wine before I go to work in the morning and let it sit upright in the cellar. I have found that it helps older wines and never had one fall apart as a result. I have also found that it helps younger wines as well, particularly CA pinot...
by Paul R.
January 28th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 247
Views: 18709

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

2 of the cru and 2 of the 1855 please. I have them in the cart, please let me know how to proceed.
by Paul R.
January 3rd, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 7918

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

'64 Campo Viejo Reserva at Arzak. Made an expensive and unfortunately overrated meal very memorable.
by Paul R.
December 17th, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 1685

Re: Wine cabinets vs storage

I bought the Artevino (French made by Eurocave) that holds "200" and have really liked it. No problems, seems to be a great value for money. I thought about purchasing the double unit from Costco but ended up building a value cellar. I would definitely recommend the Artevino. In addition to Costco, ...
by Paul R.
December 11th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1517

Re: Christmas Wine

Young but 2005, 2009 and 2010 Pontet-Canet Vertical for $562 at JJBuckley. I would open a day ahead of time.
by Paul R.
December 11th, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7357
Views: 452356

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

I bought a case, hope so. Thanks.
by Paul R.
November 29th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "There are truly amazing wines meant to consume very young."
Replies: 81
Views: 4291

Re: "There are truly amazing wines meant to consume very young."

This may be too tangential for this good thread, but for Tempier rose, curious on people's experience. Always been a huge fan of all of their wines but for the rose, interested if people think they go into a dumb phase and come out different/better? I have have accumulated some '15s and '16s recent...
by Paul R.
November 29th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "There are truly amazing wines meant to consume very young."
Replies: 81
Views: 4291

Re: "There are truly amazing wines meant to consume very young."

This may be too tangential for this good thread, but for Tempier rose, curious on people's experience. Always been a huge fan of all of their wines but for the rose, interested if people think they go into a dumb phase and come out different/better? I have have accumulated some '15s and '16s recentl...
by Paul R.
November 27th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1980 E. Guigal Brune et Blonde Côte-Rôtie
Replies: 17
Views: 1221

Re: TN: 1980 E. Guigal Brune et Blonde Côte-Rôtie

1980 is also my birth year. I bought a bad bottle of '80 Lafite several years ago and haven't tried since. I will keep an eye out.
by Paul R.
November 8th, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Beaucastel CdP
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: TN: 2015 Beaucastel CdP

Thanks for the note, haven't cracked my six pack yet, but may be worth trying the first.
by Paul R.
November 7th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Help Planning Wine Tour- Bordeaux
Replies: 18
Views: 1140

Re: Need Help Planning Wine Tour- Bordeaux

Highly recommend Henri Challeau, we toured with him for two days this August based on others' recommendation.
by Paul R.
October 23rd, 2018, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you drink the most of
Replies: 78
Views: 3123

Re: Wines you drink the most of

Variety of Bordeaux (left and right reds)
Tempier - reds and rose
Rhys - pinots mostly
Beaucastel - mostly reds
Variety of other Rhone reds (N&S) from there
by Paul R.
October 2nd, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH craziness
Replies: 37
Views: 3875

Re: HDH craziness

Didn't the Euro come out in '99?
by Paul R.
October 2nd, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shelving/Racking Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Shelving/Racking Suggestions

If you are a sams member, they are only $90 per. Still have to buy the shelves from Seville.

https://www.samsclub.com/sams/168-bot-w ... roduct_1_1

Weinboxes fit well underneath as do owcs.
by Paul R.
October 2nd, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shelving/Racking Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Shelving/Racking Suggestions

These are very sturdy and connectable. I have 10 of them in my cellar. You can also add more shelves for $10, of which I bought a lot of to expand the capacity.

https://www.sevilleclassics.com/wine_ra ... 3Z?pid=461
by Paul R.
September 10th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Southern Rhone Lovers... Where Can They Be Found
Replies: 43
Views: 2126

Re: Southern Rhone Lovers... Where Can They Be Found

Love Southern Rhone. Really where my collection and enthusiasm began. While prices have increased, I think you can find great value. I have tried tried and will continue to try Californian counterparts, but in general, I find better value in Rhone (and less oak). Looking at some purchases for CdP, $...
by Paul R.
August 7th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine book for newbies?
Replies: 74
Views: 2638

Best wine book for newbies?

I first learned from the Wine Bible. It is excellent and about as user friendly as an encyclopedia can be. I have bought this for people before but since I read Windows on the World, I have switched to it as a gift for people getting into wine. I don't think it is better but definitely shorter and l...
by Paul R.
June 28th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help picking Pink Sparkling....
Replies: 26
Views: 1108

Need help picking Pink Sparkling....

LP Brut Rose, in the $60-70 range.
by Paul R.
March 29th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexpensive Garage Cellar Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1650

The Inexpensive Garage Cellar Project

Mike, This is great. I just finished my own project, wish we could have shared notes! I fortunately, had a room already framed out in the basement so I just had a insulation company come in and blow foam over the walls and ceiling ($1100). I looked at a lot of racking options and ended up with the S...
by Paul R.
March 26th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VinGo Shipping -- Experiences?
Replies: 2
Views: 651

VinGo Shipping -- Experiences?

I have had multiple shipments come to me via VinGo and never had any issues. I believe that it is refrigerated until it gets to the end point for their shipping network and then they transfer over to UPS or Fedex and they finish the route.
by Paul R.
December 11th, 2017, 2:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: RHYS
Replies: 6
Views: 843

FS: Various RHYS

Would you take $500 for the remaining bottles shipped to 37405? Fairly new to website, only done one deal on commerce corner to Dennis Attick.

This is my ebay profile if helpful.

https://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI. ... llFeedback
by Paul R.
April 11th, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Small wine fridges
Replies: 10
Views: 2233

Small wine fridges

For what it is worth, we had a nicer countertop unit that died and replaced it with a cheap but nice looking stainless best buy $100 12 bottle cooler because we hardly use it. From a resale standpoint, people do like the buildins but for us, nothing would be big enough and so then I would be keeping...
by Paul R.
April 11th, 2017, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Are wine aerators necessary or just a nice accessory?
Replies: 28
Views: 6226

Are wine aerators necessary or just a nice accessory?

I have decanters, vinturis, a coravin (perfect for desert wines but bottles rarely make it in our house past a night) and use all but for different reasons. Every situation seems to be a little different depending on varietals, age, etc. but I like to experiment. I have done multiple simple blind ex...
by Paul R.
April 11th, 2017, 8:13 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Help decide - Napa vs Central Coast vs Oregon vs Washington
Replies: 18
Views: 1713

Help decide - Napa vs Central Coast vs Oregon vs Washington

Thank you all. I have been busy researching, which for me, is part of the fun of the trip.

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