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by AndyK
May 11th, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 4130

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

Steve Crawford wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 7:17 am
not always a strong correlation between vineyard quality and producer quality, see Backus.
Because Backus is much better than anything Phelps is making or because Backus could be so much better if in someone else’s hands? [scratch.gif]
by AndyK
May 10th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 90
Views: 1462

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

Likely the 05 Vajra BdV mentioned above and a white (Burg or Austrian)
by AndyK
May 9th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 90
Views: 1462

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

It’s a huge group this time... Too late to bring a +1?
by AndyK
May 3rd, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 90
Views: 1462

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

I could bring a 2005 Vajra Bricco delle Viole or go a bit more modern and go with a 2004 Scavino Bric del Fiasc (was delicious last time I had it, but the oak was definitely present...)
by AndyK
May 1st, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10933
Views: 488082

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x each of 2014 Produttori Rabaja, Asili, and Montefico [cheers.gif]
by AndyK
April 26th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 139909

Re: Official Costco Thread

btinloy wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 11:12 am
AndyK wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 10:59 am
champagne.gif Just picked up 2008 Dom for $137
Which store in the Bay Area?
Sunnyvale
by AndyK
April 26th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 139909

Re: Official Costco Thread

champagne.gif Just picked up 2008 Dom for $137
by AndyK
April 23rd, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A few nice wines with fellow Berserkers
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: TN: A few nice wines with fellow Berserkers

Thanks for sharing the notes, Alan! I really loved that 2004 Allemand... That and the Monte Bello were my favorites of the night. I was surprised at how different all the Northern Rhone were, no two wines alike! Just adding the labels on the Austrian wines for context: The Sauvignon Blanc was 2011 E...
by AndyK
April 22nd, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5851

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

Last night, I had two of the most beautiful, memorable, and impressive wines I've ever had:
1996 Giacosa Asili Riserva
1996 Salon

Number 1 and 2 for best wines of the year so far. The Asili probably takes the crown of best wine experience ever so far... flirtysmile
by AndyK
April 12th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2340

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

I tend to buy in the $40-60 range and also $120+ for longer term aging. Average is $115, but only 43 bottles so far (growing quickly, though :))
by AndyK
April 12th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette
Replies: 132
Views: 5952

Re: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette

The only time I haven't bought wines during a high-end private tasting was when they poured only their awful 2011s Cabs. I was thinking "you know these wines suck, I know they suck, why are you wasting both of our times?" Luckily California doesn't have too many crap vintages so this sort of experi...
by AndyK
April 8th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 90
Views: 1462

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13

dteng wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 1:16 am
AndyK wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 11:50 pm
In!
+1?
Possibly, I'll let you know closer to the date...
by AndyK
April 5th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2116

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

My favorites were the Roulot (first time I had this producer), Giacosa Rabaja (excited to have a bottle of this sleeping in the cellar), Lafon (surprisingly young, but delicious), Gerard (seemed too ripe at first, but the briney/gamey flavors came through with air), and the Knoll (biased, I like his...
by AndyK
April 2nd, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much do you drink
Replies: 54
Views: 2397

Re: How much do you drink

I'm a bit surprised people who drink a bottle a week or less hang out on wine boards...
by AndyK
April 2nd, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?
Replies: 25
Views: 1253

Re: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?

A recent 2013 Arnot-Roberts Clary Ranch Syrah had 11.8% and was super delicious :)
by AndyK
April 1st, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2116

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Bring the upgrade! [cheers.gif]
by AndyK
March 29th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2116

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Is anyone bringing a white?

I'll bring a Rieussec for dessert, but don't have anything Italian at home that's ready... I could bring an Austrian GV/Riesling or red Bordeaux, though...
by AndyK
March 20th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion
Replies: 53
Views: 2065

Re: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion

I recently bought two bottles for a special occasion, the goal was to drink "epiphany bottles" since this was a splurge... I set myself a rough budget limit per bottle and then decided on the region: Piedmont and Champagne, because we love those wines and I had the experience I'm looking fo r(or clo...
by AndyK
March 14th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2116

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

I'll bring my half mag of Sauternes (03 Rieussec) to this event, seems to be better suited for this event than at a BBQ place :)

Since I don't have too many mags lying around at home and won't be able to get to storage before the OL, my "regular" bottle will be a 750.
by AndyK
March 12th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2456

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

Looking forward to this event! Maybe it's early, but what are people planning to bring? I'm thinking either 2010 Ganevat Cuvee Marguerite or 2005 Bouchard Le Corton That Bouchard needs more time or tons of air. Probably, but based on some CT notes, it's drinking quite well right now. Those are real...
by AndyK
March 12th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2116

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - March/April

1st and 8th work for me
by AndyK
March 11th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5851

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

Top 5 so far:
1. 2009 Dauvissat Les Clos
2. 1998 Jamet
3. 2008 Hirtzberger Riesling Singerriedel
4. 1986 Margaux
5. 2010 Jamet
by AndyK
March 11th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2456

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

Looking forward to this event! Maybe it's early, but what are people planning to bring?

I'm thinking either 2010 Ganevat Cuvee Marguerite or 2005 Bouchard Le Corton
by AndyK
March 9th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas VS Arnot-Roberts
Replies: 24
Views: 1652

Re: Ceritas VS Arnot-Roberts

Arnot for Syrah and Cabs

Ceritas for Chardonnay

Tied for Pinot, although my experience with Ceritas PN is limited...
by AndyK
March 4th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 37
Views: 4639

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

John Morris wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 9:02 pm
Gary York wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Just wanted to see if that Granbussia Riserva was still 103 points on WB.
No doubt 104 on Vinous.
You mean 84? [stirthepothal.gif]
by AndyK
March 1st, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2456

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

I might bring a date, if that’s cool
by AndyK
March 1st, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2456

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

I’m interested :)
by AndyK
February 27th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 860
Views: 40537

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Jeff P wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 7:53 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 6:07 am
Who bought the Magdelaine?
I was 8 mins post e-mail and missed out
This system is getting a quite annoying... I was also 8 min "late" and missed out, just wanted a single bottle. Unless you monitor your email all day long and reply within seconds, the wine is gone.
by AndyK
February 25th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storage in SF Bay Area
Replies: 23
Views: 961

Re: Storage in SF Bay Area

I have lockers at SF wine lockers and working with them has been great!
by AndyK
February 20th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins
Replies: 32
Views: 1494

Re: PSA: 2008 dom 149 at bassins

Thanks, put an order in...
by AndyK
February 17th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 1037

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole

Won’t be able to make it tomorrow. Have fun!
by AndyK
February 8th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette
Replies: 104
Views: 3620

Re: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette

YLee wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Steve Crawford wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 12:26 pm
YLee wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 3:12 pm


If this happened to me I would have iterally broken the arm that he favored.
i [literally] doubt that you would have done that.
You iterally dont know me.
After reading some of your comments lately, most people probably view this as a good thing.
by AndyK
February 5th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 1037

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18

Larry, I'll save one of the 09 3.14s for the horizontal, but let's target a future event. I'll make a call on the morning of the 18th depending on my jet lag, I'm flying back from Europe the night before, so don't bank on me...
by AndyK
February 4th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Roagna Langhe Rosso - BestBuy Piedmont
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Re: 2013 Roagna Langhe Rosso - BestBuy Piedmont

I had a bottle of the Roagna recently and although I liked it, to my palate the Albe 2013 is a step up and delivered more drinking pleasure at a similar price...
by AndyK
February 4th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 1037

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February

In for 25, maybe for 18
by AndyK
January 29th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 1063

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes

Albert, I would at least consider staying in Anderson Valley, it's really nice and relaxing away from the crowds. Plus the food at Table 128 is delicious, especially Paella on Sundays. If you do your trip in summer, there's some good hiking and spots for swimming in the Navarro River to cool off aft...
by AndyK
January 28th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 1063

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes

We spent last weekend in Anderson Valley and had a blast! Highly recommend Table 128 at the Boonville Hotel. Great food and good wines with reasonable corkage. For lodging, both the Boonville Hotel (stayed there this time) and the Philo Apple Farm (last visit) are special. In terms of wine, we liked...
by AndyK
January 27th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 50
Views: 1316

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Girardin CC 2002 and a backup Austrian Riesling :)

See you tomorrow!
by AndyK
January 27th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 82
Views: 4562

Re: Flannery Beef!

Thanks, I get that...

But what about hormones / antibiotics / etc?
by AndyK
January 27th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 82
Views: 4562

Re: Flannery Beef!

Does anyone know if the beef is hormone free / organic / grass fed?
by AndyK
January 26th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvee 3.14
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: TN: 2009 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvee 3.14

Thanks for the note, I have 2 bottles of this and really looking forward to opening one.

The 2013 bottling is my all time favorite Beaujolais
by AndyK
January 16th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top producer - by region
Replies: 89
Views: 6852

Re: Your top producer - by region

Interesting exercise... California Rhys Arnot-Roberts Ridge Littorai Anthill Farms Burgundy Jean Foillard Marcel Lapierre Daniel Bouland Jean-Marie Fourrier Domaine William Fèvre Bouchard Père et Fils (last two are tied) Piedmont Vietti Produttori del Barbaresco G.D. Vajra Cappellano Comm. G.B. Burl...
by AndyK
January 16th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walker Wine Company
Replies: 24
Views: 1094

Re: Walker Wine Company

This used to be Botteilier and I purchased from Walker multiple times (very old Barolo, Bordeaux, and Burgundy). So far everything has been terrific! Great guy!
by AndyK
January 15th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 50
Views: 1316

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Sounds good, I was just checking :)
by AndyK
January 14th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 50
Views: 1316

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Are we doing a theme?

I'm thinking of a 2002 Corton Charlie (and a backup bottle in case it's premoxed) or Bordeaux...
by AndyK
January 11th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 50
Views: 1316

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

I'm also ok with PM or anything else suggested, really.

Would prefer as far south as possible in general, with traffic these days I'll probably arrive closer to 6.45-7 coming straight from work...
by AndyK
January 9th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 9703

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

money is not much of an issue then :P

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