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by BlaineRyanHunt
February 18th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ramonet Red Wines: Worth Pursuing?
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Ramonet Red Wines: Worth Pursuing?

So the white wines are obviously great and most people will agree to that. I’m not the biggest fan of famous white Burgundy producers’ reds, in general. Coche Bourgogne Rouge and The Roulot Auxey being examples that I find to be way overpriced for the quality. Are the reds from JC Ramonet worth purc...
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 18th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 124

(SOLD)

$500 per bottle, shipping included. I have 3 bottles. If someone wants to claim all 3, I’m open to a small bulk discount.

As always, I’m happy to do a local exchange in the Denver area.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 17th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2013 DRC Romanée St Vivant
Replies: 0
Views: 216

FS: 2013 DRC Romanée St Vivant

$1650.Will cover shipping costs. Would love to exchange in person if you’re in the Denver/Front Range Area.

Bought on release. Stored in temperature controlled cellar. This is definitely lower than anything I’ve seen online.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 17th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 179

(SOLD)

Bought on release. Stored in temp-controlled cellar. One of the best recent Vintages of Chave. $400 shipped. Will do in-person handoff as long as it’s within an hour of Denver.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 12th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 102

(SOLD)

My last bottle. $175 shipped. Up for a local handoff in Colorado.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 12th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Trade for 2008 Cristal?
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Trade for 2008 Cristal?

I’ll trade, but not for Bourbon. I’m up for trading for some northern Rhône, bdx, or Riesling.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 9th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 66
Views: 4260

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Sandlands is a great one. Cruse to a lesser extent.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 9th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 66
Views: 4260

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

I’ve noticed it’s pretty readily available online, buyback my market (Colorado) doesn’t tend to get a ton.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 9th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 66
Views: 4260

Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Do you all have a favorite wine that is not traditionally expensive, but find increasingly hard to get?

My examples are:

Graillot—get offered about a case per year @$30-ish
Metras—this is all over the place, in terms of quantity.
Gonon—usually only get offered a case in the $60-$70 range.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 9th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 151

(SOLD)

Would prefer to sell together. Bought a half case from a reputable retailer a couple years back. Have been siting in Eurocave since. $500 shipped for the three. I am based in Colorado, if any Denver/Colorado Springs Berserkers are interested.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 7th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Vintages of Clos Rougeard?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Best Vintages of Clos Rougeard?

Right now, I’m being offered 7,10, 12, 13.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 7th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Vintages of Clos Rougeard?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Best Vintages of Clos Rougeard?

I have the opportunity to purchase some Clos Rougeard. It being so rare, I don’t have a huge database of vintage tasting notes. That’s where im hoping the berserkers can help.

I’ll be purchasing Vintages from the past ten years or so, but am happy to hear your thoughts on all past Vintages.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 6th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 2011 or 2012 the better Clos Ste. Hune?
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: TNR: 2011 or 2012 the better Clos Ste. Hune?

The 12 is daughters birth year wine. Need to stock up.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 6th, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Rayas holding back wine to drive prices higher?
Replies: 41
Views: 2761

Re: Chateau Rayas holding back wine to drive prices higher?

I agree. At all levels (Pignan, Fonsalette), the wines deliver. A producer that genuinely made me change how I think about wine.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 5th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 123

(SOLD)

$340, shipping included. I picked this up on a whim, but, honestly, am not much of a port guy. Works out to a little over $50/bottle with shipping, about $40/bottle cheaper than any retailer I’ve seen online. Would also be willing to trade for some interesting Riesling (I’m mostly into Donnhoff and ...
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 5th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Screaming Eagle offer
Replies: 38
Views: 4487

Re: 2016 Screaming Eagle offer

In my opinion, it is a very well-made wine that is surprising restrained for a “cult cab.” I have only had it much younger than I would describe as it’s “optimal drinking window.” Would love to try with fifteen or so years of bottle age.
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 5th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Screaming Eagle offer
Replies: 38
Views: 4487

Re: 2016 Screaming Eagle offer

People do drink them. I’ve been fortunate enough to have the wine several times. It’s almost, in my opinion, similar to high-end champagne: celebrating an anniversary, close a big deal? Break out the Screagle
by BlaineRyanHunt
February 4th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 217

SOLD

2010 Conterno Monfortino Magnum, in original wooden case, stored in temperature-controlled cellar since purchase on release.

$3100 expedited shipping included. This is several hundred dollars cheaper than the lowest price on WS.

Would consider trading for a 2015 Keller G Max.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 29th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for J.J. Prum Collectors...
Replies: 29
Views: 1695

Re: Question for J.J. Prum Collectors...

Thank you all! Is there a huge difference in aging potential between Wehlener, Graacher, and Bernkastler? Does one vineyard offer tertiary characteristics that are unique to that parcel, lacking in the others?
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 29th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for J.J. Prum Collectors...
Replies: 29
Views: 1695

Question for J.J. Prum Collectors...

I know everyone will have their own opinion, but I’d love to hear from some of the fellow Prum fans what you think the ideal drinking window is for:

Kabinett
Spatlese
Auslese

I have a decent collection, but most of it is from the 2000s. How long should I be sitting for optimal pleasure?
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 26th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Screaming Eagle Second Flight ‘06, ‘08, ‘09
Replies: 0
Views: 282

SOLD Screaming Eagle Second Flight ‘06, ‘08, ‘09

$450 per bottle. All three are in their original tissue paper and have been stored in temp-controlled cellar. No OWC. Would obviously prefer to sell as a lot, but will sell individually if someone is looking to fill in holes in their collection. I am in Denver area for local exchange. Am also happy ...
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 23rd, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin—Price Update
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Re: FS: 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin—Price Update

Tom Reddick, Mark G—thank you for seeing where I’m coming from and providing great comments.

Everyone else—thank you for being Berserkers and busting my balls a bit.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 21st, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin—Price Update
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Re: FS: 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin—Price Update

Jordan, Heard loud and clear, as I’ve mentioned several times in the thread. I’m not particulary stressed about selling them. I’m just not a huge Burgundy guy and would rather have something else, but am happy to sit on them or trade with a friend. Yes, a retailer might sell them for $350, but that ...
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 21st, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin—Price Update
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Re: FS: 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin—Price Update

I appreciate the response and clarification. I was under the impression that’s what I was doing (pricing significantly below WS ), but understand wanting to buy from an established retailer versus a private sale.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 21st, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin—Price Update
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Re: FS: 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin—Price Update

What do you mean? When pricing something, you wouldn’t look at the average price of the item being sold as a reference for what You should list it for? At the end of the day, it’s $40-50 cheaper than what Wine Searcher is listing, and more than $200 cheaper than what a popular wine store sold it for...
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 20th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Recent Grad curious about how folks who don't have an wine related major end up in the wine industry
Replies: 21
Views: 3973

Re: Recent Grad curious about how folks who don't have an wine related major end up in the wine industry

Much like being a chef, the best way to get a job in the wine industry is to apprentice.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 20th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Crowdsource Question: Disrupting the Three Tier Model?
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Crowdsource Question: Disrupting the Three Tier Model?

I work ITB and have had nightmare with the 3 tier system and wish to see it abolished.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 20th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Scotch Under $100
Replies: 98
Views: 2722

Re: Best Scotch Under $100

I agree with Highland Park being too sulphury. I like all the other components, but the sulphur is distracting to the point of being unenjoyable.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 20th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best performing investments 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Best performing investments 2018

I’ve been considering freeing up celllar space, too.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 20th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm Such a Parker Score Wh__ (rhymes): 1946 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion (100 pts)
Replies: 32
Views: 2174

Re: I'm Such a Parker Score Wh__ (rhymes): 1946 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion (100 pts)

Oh, I know. Just pointing out the coincidence of having someone with a similar palette take the same left turn from our normal purchasing patterns.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 20th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Guettes
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: TN: 2008 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Guettes

*namedrop alert*

One of my favorite professional wine moments was introducing Gregg Popovich to Bize Savigny-les-Beaune.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 20th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forget sabering. We should all open champagne like this.
Replies: 32
Views: 1402

Re: Forget sabering. We should all open champagne like this.

This was unquestionably bad a$$
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 20th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta wines 2011 Cabernet
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Beta wines 2011 Cabernet

I think some producers made pleasant wine in ‘11, Corison coming to mind.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 20th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm Such a Parker Score Wh__ (rhymes): 1946 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion (100 pts)
Replies: 32
Views: 2174

Re: I'm Such a Parker Score Wh__ (rhymes): 1946 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion (100 pts)

I’m worried that I have the palate of a Yak. My favorite producers are the same as yours: Les Carmes Haut Brion, Sociando, Baudry, Raffault, Gonon etc. I, too, also took the plunge on this wine, normally not fancying myself much of a sherry man.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 19th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin—Price Update
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Re: FS: 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin

Per bottle. Which is less than the average price on a wine Searcher and way less than the $600 (!!!)that Verve Wine sold it for.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 19th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin—Price Update
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

FS: 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin—Price Update

I’m not especially into Burgundy (sacrilege, I know) and would rather sell these and buy Bordeaux.

3x 2015 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin $400 *lowered* $370

Bought on release and stored in temperature and humidity-controlled cellar. Shipping from Colorado.
by BlaineRyanHunt
January 19th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G. Conterno Barolo ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1433

Re: G. Conterno Barolo ?

I don’t see how anyone is defending these prices. There are quite a few Wines, from just a cursory glance, that are more than 4X wholesale.
by BlaineRyanHunt
December 19th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bonne: The Wines Must Tell a Story
Replies: 22
Views: 889

Re: Bonne: The Wines Must Tell a Story

Although I enjoy most of the wines that he champions, I couldn’t care less for Bonne’s writing. He has made a career of rehashing the same pot-stirring titles: “Does Beaujolais Deserve a Place at the Table?” “Is the Mainstream Ready For Chinon?” Every wine lover, even the most old school traditional...
by BlaineRyanHunt
November 11th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Best to Prove Provenance for Resell?
Replies: 6
Views: 440

How Best to Prove Provenance for Resell?

So, I buy everything with the intention of consuming, but sometimes prices get to a point where it’s almost impossible to pass up at least the possibility of auctioning some battles from a case. My question is simple: obviously provenance is a key factor in getting a great price. A buyer wants to ma...
by BlaineRyanHunt
March 27th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2059
Views: 193192

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Can someone synopsis the BMW thing? I’m late to the party. TL;DR
by BlaineRyanHunt
March 14th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Musar and similar cuvées.
Replies: 68
Views: 1916

Chateau Musar and similar cuvées.

Even though everyone is correct is stating that Musar is unique, there are some wineries producing wines that, if you like Musar, will probaly speak to you in a similar way: Quintarelli Rosso Ca' del Merlo- an Iconic producer from the Veneto, this wine is a kitchen sink blend of Cabernet, Cabernet F...
by BlaineRyanHunt
March 14th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2059
Views: 193192

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

“Making errors in my math as to who was to be paid off.”

This, to me, sounds preposterous. Is it possible that when Casey suggested paying back all the investors at once, Ray did some clever accounting to personally benefit ?
by BlaineRyanHunt
October 3rd, 2017, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 122
Views: 4583

Give CO wine a taste...

I'm definitely interested!
by BlaineRyanHunt
October 2nd, 2017, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello
Replies: 18
Views: 710

TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello

I should have said, "CAN be prohibitively expensive", and of course I'm referring mostly to first growths and super seconds. There are lots of great values, especially in terms of QPR. I love Chateau Le Puy, Les Carmes Haut Brion, Haut Segottes, Sociando-Mallet, among others for this very reason. So...
by BlaineRyanHunt
October 2nd, 2017, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello
Replies: 18
Views: 710

TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello

I'm a huge fan of Bordeaux. It's prohibitively expensive, usually relatively hard to acquire, and not the most versatile food wine ever, but I adore it. The fruit profile, the texture, the structure, it all appeals to me. Having tasted a lot of great Bordeaux, when I hear new world winemakers refer ...
by BlaineRyanHunt
September 28th, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does this seem fair for a tasting at a retail shop / wine bar (not producer)?
Replies: 24
Views: 975

Does this seem fair for a tasting at a retail shop / wine bar (not producer)?

Ganevat wines are in the neighborhood of $40-$100 wholesale (obviously excluding entry-level negoc stuff like Le Jaja du Ben), and very allocated. $50 seems very reasonable, even a value, in my opinion. People in the wine business are notoriously generous and love sharing good wine. Even though they...
by BlaineRyanHunt
September 25th, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where Are The Monte Rosso Grapes Going???
Replies: 80
Views: 5157

Where Are The Monte Rosso Grapes Going???

Brian, Simply speculation, but, broadly, most Orin Swift fans are not particularly experimental with their varietals. To justify the price point, and satisfy the straightforward palate of a Gallo/Orin Swift fan, it seems like a lot of work to utilize Folle Blanche and Semillon (other than perhaps a ...
by BlaineRyanHunt
September 24th, 2017, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where Are The Monte Rosso Grapes Going???
Replies: 80
Views: 5157

Where Are The Monte Rosso Grapes Going???

I toured Monte Rosso last summer and was told a lot of the grapes would be used for Orin Swift, as well. I bet the Sangiovese and Semillon will be uprooted and replanted soon.
by BlaineRyanHunt
July 28th, 2017, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who are your Top Ten wineries in the world?
Replies: 106
Views: 4741

Who are your Top Ten wineries in the world?

My list is definitely more affordable (young somms aren't necessarily ripe with cash.)

Donnhoff
Domaine du Collier
Albert Boxler
Tempier
Chateau Le Puy
Palmer
Lapierre
Metras
Clape
Thierry Germain

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