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by Neal.Mollen
January 18th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 44
Views: 1116

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

It is known to happen to everyone for some unexplained reason ;) In the entire course of human history, there are no known or reliably reported instances if me dying. Not a single one. I'd say that is a good reason for optimism. I like your approach! Mine: 'The fact of having been born is a bad aug...
by Neal.Mollen
January 18th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impact of Crawlspace Encapsulation on Cellar Performance
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Impact of Crawlspace Encapsulation on Cellar Performance

I'm having a hard time envisioning your crawl space Kelly. Gotta pic?
by Neal.Mollen
January 18th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: TN: 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien

First-ever tasting note posted here, so please be gentle. [thankyou.gif] 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien I was sworn into the Washington State Bar Association yesterday, so my wife and I pulled this out to celebrate. Decanted for a little over two hours and enjoyed for another two, this wine was...
by Neal.Mollen
January 18th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 44
Views: 1116

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 9:37 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 8:52 am
Not sure I own it yet
Just saw K&L sold out of 2015 Sociando-Mallet, do you own it now?
LOL, I suspect Alfert
by Neal.Mollen
January 18th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 44
Views: 1116

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

2010 Montrose? I may be dead before it’s ready. Neal will for sure. ;) I have no intention of dying. It is known to happen to everyone for some unexplained reason ;) In the entire course of human history, there are no known or reliably reported instances if me dying. Not a single one. I'd say that ...
by Neal.Mollen
January 18th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 44
Views: 1116

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 8:55 am
2010 Montrose?

I may be dead before it’s ready. Neal will for sure.

;)
I have no intention of dying.
by Neal.Mollen
January 17th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC

Sounds like an awesome tasting! Thanks for the notes Pat
by Neal.Mollen
January 17th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11149
Views: 410234

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

jordan jacobs wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 5:41 pm


Awesome!
tcwc has them for $80.
Thanks Neal, just emailed simon to grab one. Probably should have grabbed two. Oh well. If they are still there when I pick up my recent orders I’ll grab some more.
I have one more and hope it (and yours) delivers like this one
by Neal.Mollen
January 17th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11149
Views: 410234

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 4:55 pm
1988 Domaine de Chevalier. Man what a nose. This wine smells so good if you never drank any having the bottle would be worthwhile. Just intoxicating. Not too shabby on the palate either. Just a delightful bottle
Awesome!
tcwc has them for $80.
by Neal.Mollen
January 17th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12523
Views: 603690

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 4:53 pm
half a dozen half bottles of the 2016 Fontalloro offered by envoyer today. Can't have enough halves.
I bought in 750, then WineBid had 375s that I drooled over but for $30 sans vig, ugh. How much?
$28
by Neal.Mollen
January 17th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11149
Views: 410234

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1988 Domaine de Chevalier. Man what a nose. This wine smells so good if you never drank any having the bottle would be worthwhile. Just intoxicating. Not too shabby on the palate either. Just a delightful bottle
by Neal.Mollen
January 17th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12523
Views: 603690

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

half a dozen half bottles of the 2016 Fontalloro offered by envoyer today. Can't have enough halves.
by Neal.Mollen
January 17th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: TN: 1998 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

Sounds like a delight. That's a pretty fresh looking cork too!
by Neal.Mollen
January 17th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?
Replies: 40
Views: 1018

Re: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?

I think all wine should be evaluated using the binary system. I like it or I don't like it. Of course, you can then expound on why you like it or you don't like it if you care to. This is nearly perfect. The only change I'd make is that the only relevant question is whether I like it, not whether P...
by Neal.Mollen
January 17th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice Bottles Don't Necessarily Make Good Pairings: Exhibit "A".
Replies: 25
Views: 1115

Re: Nice Bottles Don't Necessarily Make Good Pairings: Exhibit "A".

Happy anniversary Noel! A lovely occasion to share with your family, even if one son was "in Ho Chi Minh on a short vacation" -- a phrase that brought me up short as a man of a certain age who finds it jarring. Happy that things have changed for the better since the days of my youth
by Neal.Mollen
January 16th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet Canet in Napa?
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Pontet Canet in Napa?

Nope! Silt is a rock particle in which the grain size is smaller than sand but larger than clay. When doing fieldwork, geologists have sometimes been known to put a small sample in their mouth. If they can feel the gritty particles; it is a siltstone, if not then it is a claystone (which may later ...
by Neal.Mollen
January 16th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "NFL Wine Guy"
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

Re: "NFL Wine Guy"



by Neal.Mollen
January 16th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 44
Views: 1509

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

No clue. Maybe 100-125 bottles.
by Neal.Mollen
January 13th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.
Replies: 44
Views: 1643

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.

An inexpensive Cru. Twenty years old. Perfectly stored. Firing on all four cylinders. This ain’t an eight cylinder beast, never meant to be more than it is. But it delivers With aplomb. Cigar box, leather, dried red fruits and camp fire on the nose. Impeccable balance on a mid-weight frame. Sous bo...
by Neal.Mollen
January 13th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 166
Views: 15110

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Just got a shipping notice from Applejack, so they apparently got their refreshed supply.
by Neal.Mollen
January 13th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet Canet in Napa?
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Pontet Canet in Napa?

BTW, do I want my tannins to be silt-like? Asking for a vigneron friend.
by Neal.Mollen
January 13th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet Canet in Napa?
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Pontet Canet in Napa?

Glen Gold wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 11:02 am
Where are you seeing the price? I tried to look it up on Sokolin and didn't find it.
email offer. You can have mine. :-)
by Neal.Mollen
January 13th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet Canet in Napa?
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Pontet Canet in Napa?

"This is the first vintage off this estate following the purchase of the old Robin Williams vineyard and house by Chateau Pontet-Canet proprietor Alfred Tesseron back in 2016...Now officially dubbed “Pym-Rae,” in respect for the original name given to the vineyard by Robin Williams (Pym and Rae are...
by Neal.Mollen
January 12th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12523
Views: 603690

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 7:36 am
A smattering of 2016 Chasse Spleen in 375.

Was just chatting with Corey and MarcF about how much we love this format, and I stumbled across these. Leve rated it 88, so I know I will love it! I kid, in part, as his note clearly describes what I like in a Cru Bdx.
B-21?
by Neal.Mollen
January 11th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12523
Views: 603690

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Michael S. Monie wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 9:47 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 7:50 am
Against better judgement, in violations of house rules, I bought ONE bottle of 2008 Bollinger GA. ALL future 2008 champagne offers are invisible to me.
This has probably already been asked and answered, but does this mean no 2008 Comtes for you?
Logic says yes.
by Neal.Mollen
January 11th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon

Neal.Mollen wrote: Most of their Bordeaux portfolio is Winery direct. Before their anticipatory price hikes, the 20% off coupons made them very good buys. I have also noticed an increase in pricing for in-stock Bordeaux. For example, in our local store, the 2015 Domaine de Chevalier went from $79.9...
by Neal.Mollen
January 11th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12523
Views: 603690

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Against better judgement, in violations of house rules, I bought ONE bottle of 2008 Bollinger GA. ALL future 2008 champagne offers are invisible to me.
by Neal.Mollen
January 10th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon

John Glas wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 6:34 pm
I can never find any winery direct wines I want to purchase in the Minneapolis Market. Most are their corporate swill with goofy labels.
Most of their Bordeaux portfolio is Winery direct. Before their anticipatory price hikes, the 20% off coupons made them very good buys.
by Neal.Mollen
January 10th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: 2008 Cristal: $208 at some Total Wines with 20% off coupon

The 20% coupons come out intermittently and can’t be applied to wines priced with a 7 as the last digit. Pricing varies from store to store. The local TW has 2008 Cristal for $259.99, which works out to $208 with the coupon. I think the 20% only works on "winery direct" wines; is Roederer/Cristal o...
by Neal.Mollen
January 10th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66572

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

ykwon wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 12:23 pm
A G Aguirre wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 11:54 am
Thoughts on the Bollinger?
which?
Grande Annee
Even though I promised I wouldn't, I bought. Love this wine
by Neal.Mollen
January 10th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66572

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

A G Aguirre wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 11:54 am
Thoughts on the Bollinger?
which?
by Neal.Mollen
January 9th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?
Replies: 26
Views: 966

Re: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?

Greg K wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 12:24 pm
In Napa? My first question is usually how many of your bottles does Alfert's wife buy every year? And how many for the poolboy?
Where's the heliport?
by Neal.Mollen
January 8th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3087

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Ron Erickson wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 3:51 pm
500 respondents will give you 500 different answers.
+1
by Neal.Mollen
January 8th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1718

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

I didn´t read all postings carefully, but if I´m not mistaken a certain point is missing here: Champagne/sparkling glasses always have a "pin point" at the bottom where the bubbles start to origine - wine glasses usually don´t have any - and therefore Champagne drunk out of wine (or brandy or whate...
by Neal.Mollen
January 7th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1718

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

Sounds pretty consistent with the conventional berserkers wisdom
by Neal.Mollen
January 5th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Compare And Contrast Champagne Vintages 2008 And 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: Compare And Contrast Champagne Vintages 2008 And 2012

2012 was quite a low-yielding vintage in Champagne, for similar reasons to why it was a low yielding vintage in Burgundy (frost, Spring disease pressure). The wines are deep, concentrated and muscular, and though the acids are racy, they are not such tensile wines as the 2008s. Rather than being bu...
by Neal.Mollen
January 5th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 2814

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

I am not sure I have ever bought a bottle of bourbon for myself. I know I don't own any now and haven't at any time in memory. So no.
by Neal.Mollen
January 4th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12523
Views: 603690

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 10:12 am
YLee wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 10:11 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 10:06 am
More 2016 Chateau Sociando Mallet. I had intended not to buy more new releases, but . . . .
You should just buy the Chateau. [wow.gif]

Casa Sociando de Alfert has a nice ring to it.
Cuvee Cubana
by Neal.Mollen
January 4th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 166
Views: 15110

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I spoke with the folks at Applejack about the Dom. They sold out but expect more on Tuesday and I am slated to ship a week from Monday if things go as expected
by Neal.Mollen
January 3rd, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11149
Views: 410234

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 5:01 pm
So perfect, like an old pair of jeans with rips in the knees, fitting so well.


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2000 Chateau Lanessan, Haut-Medoc
Cradle-robber! Nice wine.

Just popped a 1981 Montrose. Smells good!
by Neal.Mollen
January 3rd, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12523
Views: 603690

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

CJ Beazley wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 8:47 am
YLee wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 8:45 am
Thanks but still only seeing halves not splits.
I think by ‘splits’ he did mean .375’s
*I know there’s two schools of thought about this-
Correct. At some point, people started referring to .187s as splits, just to f*ck everyone up. I blame Obamacare
by Neal.Mollen
January 3rd, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: envoyer
Replies: 18
Views: 1211

Re: Psa: envoyer

YLee wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 11:02 am
Mike S. wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 10:51 am
Greg, can you please translate for me. Thanks
I think he's talking about Beaujolais.
Not Greg, but yes this borders on gamay flavors, a border on which we really DO need a wall
by Neal.Mollen
January 2nd, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sparkling Rosé wine <$20 in 375ml?
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Sparkling Rosé wine <$20 in 375ml?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 9:35 am
jose michel from envoyer
yup. Immediately came to mind. Also bought a bunch of the Roederer Estate wine from K&L for $10/per some time ago
by Neal.Mollen
January 1st, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33037

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

The last week of the year resulted in more purchases than the prior couple of months combined. A few more 2008 Dom (I think; we'll see after the holiday whether they honor the sale), a bunch of Jose Michel rosè 375s, and a few 2014 Vilmart & Cie Cellier Brut at a price I couldn't pass up. Back on th...
by Neal.Mollen
January 1st, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '04 Comtes has got it going on
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: '04 Comtes has got it going on

2004 Taittinger Comtes (1/1/2020) This was a conversation stopper, a gorgeous bottle of wine. Dense and viscous yet lithe and spry. Creamy lemon mousse, stone fruit; moderately autolytic. Riper than most 2004's; this has entered the zone. They have the constitution to go the distance, but there's n...
by Neal.Mollen
December 31st, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2034

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

1999 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier d'Or instead of the Winnie. Nearly still, oxidative, apricots and yeast. Very nice in a particular style
by Neal.Mollen
December 31st, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 166
Views: 15110

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

YLee wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 5:04 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 4:01 pm
John Glas wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 2:18 pm
Hopefully holding those until better shipping weather.
They ship to DC!

But they're sold out.
I was able to place an order just now
Search function didn't work (much like WB) but I did find it and placed an order. We'll see
by Neal.Mollen
December 31st, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 166
Views: 15110

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Pat Martin wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 4:38 pm
Just bought a 6 pack, at $136 each. Last purchase of the year!
where?
by Neal.Mollen
December 31st, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 166
Views: 15110

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Found some on WS for $136 at Applejack Wine outside of Denver. Shipping to east coast only added $3/btl so a great deal. After my order I think they may still have another 50 or so in inventory. Yes I was tempted to buy them out. Hopefully holding those until better shipping weather. They ship to D...

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