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by Neal.Mollen
October 13th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: TN: 2002 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

I love this wine. Nice note
by Neal.Mollen
October 13th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10826
Views: 392635

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1978 Oddero Barolo. I opened it (so it qualifies for the thread), but did not drink it. Down the drain. Maderized and nasty.
by Neal.Mollen
October 12th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 147
Views: 7220

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

For my palate, the 09 and 10 are two greatest back to back vintages that one day will easily surpass the 59 and 61. If your definition of great vintages include the 59, 61, 82, 90 and etc., you will not consider the 08 as a great vintage. It is a red fruit driven vintage with high acidity and tanni...
by Neal.Mollen
October 12th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 21
Views: 584

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

Now I see the issue. Apparently my ad blocker makes it impossible to see links copied from amazon. That's a worthwhile trade off
by Neal.Mollen
October 12th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 21
Views: 584

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

Cant speak to this brand but the one I use looks like this and works great https://www.amazon.com/Champagne-BGMAX-Stainless-Sparkling-Accessories/dp/B07DHJWP7C/ref=pd_sbs_79_t_2/130-0692446-2560757?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07DHJWP7C&pd_rd_r=c5a3d8ad-4333-4af4-9476-68718329e47a&pd_rd_w=8419S&pd_rd_wg=...
by Neal.Mollen
October 12th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 7:34 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 7:32 am
Great post! Were the prices Bern's prices, or burn prices?
I wouldn’t say anything was value priced if that’s what you’re getting at. The wine bill including dessert wines was $500.
SAD! Sounds like fun though
by Neal.Mollen
October 12th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s

Great post! Were the prices Bern's prices, or burn prices?
by Neal.Mollen
October 11th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568038

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jayson Cohen wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 5:19 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 11:55 am
1978 Giscours
I saw that. Nice.
Also ordered the 89 Haut Batailley but it turned out that he no longer had the bottle. Boo!
by Neal.Mollen
October 11th, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

I really like this wine. I think many people drink these too early; this is just coming into its own I think.
by Neal.Mollen
October 11th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting heat damage data point
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Interesting heat damage data point

Interesting. I'd have thought that the move from 90 degrees to 45 might have had as much of an impact as the 90 degrees alone. The claim is that rapidly changing temp is as much a problem as hi temp. Happy to hear this wine was good to drink but I also suspect the probs would have been more pronounc...
by Neal.Mollen
October 10th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1073
Views: 59189

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Didn't get this offer. I suppose my moratorium has resulted in me being consigned to the less exalted list Neal, they go by total lifetime spend for their VIP list as far as I know. It's not a rolling total or anything like that, which would be very tough for them to track. I mysteriously got dropp...
by Neal.Mollen
October 10th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1073
Views: 59189

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Didn't get this offer. I suppose my moratorium has resulted in me being consigned to the less exalted list
by Neal.Mollen
October 10th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568038

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1978 Giscours
by Neal.Mollen
October 9th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine
Replies: 22
Views: 975

Re: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/09/wine-harvest-dates-earlier-climate-change/ Interesting they have records that old. 1540 was an Alfert year. Rolland killed it The best years of the first millennium are celebrated in the lyrics of the famous Chanson de Rolland. https://media1.tenor...
by Neal.Mollen
October 9th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine
Replies: 22
Views: 975

Re: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/09/wine-harvest-dates-earlier-climate-change/ Interesting they have records that old. What they found was a stark record of climate change. During the Middle Ages and beyond, the records show short stretches of warmth and occasional super-hot years li...
by Neal.Mollen
October 9th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18285

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Rare Wine Co sells oceans of "Tuscan Olive Oils" every year, from specific Tuscan producers. If the oil is not really Tuscan, it would be a fraud, and I do not believe they are committing a fraud.
by Neal.Mollen
October 9th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 70
Views: 2593

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

I suppose I have to say 2009 Cristal. It's really a brilliant wine -- the kind that makes it difficult to concentrate on anything else. The 06 Comtes is also splendid but I have not reacted to it as I have the Cristal
by Neal.Mollen
October 8th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10826
Views: 392635

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

This seems like a good thread for my first WB post: enjoyed a 2014 Reserve de la Comtesse on Friday night. Loved it – obviously young, flash decanted and it just got better after each glass. Dug it so much for the price ($39), I went back a couple days later to buy more but they were out. Ah well. ...
by Neal.Mollen
October 8th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 136
Views: 9602

Re: 2008 Salon

From Envoyer... https://files.constantcontact.com/fdee04dd601/de8a86a6-f909-43d5-827b-13c5b35e4b67.jpg A New Release of one of the Greatest Champagnes Ever. Only 1 of 4 in California. AG 100 2008 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Mixed Case $7999.99 Mixed Case 2008 (1.5) x1 2007 (750ml) x2 2006 ...
by Neal.Mollen
October 7th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2142

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

Ridge Monte Bello is first among equals in this race I think
by Neal.Mollen
October 7th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine searcher
Replies: 37
Views: 3144

Re: Wine searcher

Alan Rath wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 1:28 pm
yeah, it's been wonky all day for me
You seem to have been wavering in your adherence to slowing down purchases. I asked to help you out a bit...
Have slowed waaaaaaaayyy down, but haven't stopped. The moratorium (cessation) was about recent vintage reds
by Neal.Mollen
October 7th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Musar
Replies: 37
Views: 1689

Re: My First Musar

James Billy wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 1:19 am
Some people don't like it.
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by Neal.Mollen
October 7th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine searcher
Replies: 37
Views: 3144

Re: Wine searcher

yeah, it's been wonky all day for me
by Neal.Mollen
October 6th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Brion retrospective
Replies: 14
Views: 1232

Re: Haut Brion retrospective

Wow! What a tasting! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
by Neal.Mollen
October 6th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18285

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

One can see that from Nola's math that a 25% tariff on a $10 bottle of wine ($2.50) will end up meaning a much larger than $2.50 increase in the retail price of wine as each tier bases its markup on a percentage of the price they paid for the bottle of wine. If the retail price ends up being twice ...
by Neal.Mollen
October 5th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 315
Views: 16505

Re: I'm done*

There is a real failing in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. You would think that most would have communal wine cellars where I could store my wine in temperature controlled conditions and drink it during the day and in the evenings. Having personnel trained in opening older bottles of ...
by Neal.Mollen
October 5th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 315
Views: 16505

Re: I'm done*

Craig G wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 5:04 pm
LOL, they even have a wine picture right up front:

https://www.wakerobin.com/community-lif ... obin_5337/


* Possibly not the wine you ordered
Why would you name an assisted living facility "wake?" I mean, it is slightly better than "burial" but not much
by Neal.Mollen
October 5th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 315
Views: 16505

Re: I'm done*

Cracks me up that you old Geezers are buying 2015 and 2016 Bordeaux! ;) 16 bottles of 2016 and about 3 cases of 2015, all bought pre-resolution. My assisted living facility better have decanters available! There is a real failing in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. You would think that...
by Neal.Mollen
October 5th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18285

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

This goes back 15 years over a complaint to WTO over EU subsidies to Airbus. A couple of points. No one on this board is less of a fan of the current regime than me, but this is really not his doing. As indicated, this WTO proceeding has been pending forever (a tit-for-tat European complaint is als...
by Neal.Mollen
October 5th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10826
Views: 392635

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2000 Gruaud Larose 2014 Seghesio Home Ranch Zinfandel How was the Gruaud? The 2000 GL was great. I was expecting a backward, closed wine, but this bottle was very open and approachable. Decanted for 3 hours or so. Was very fruit forward (dark cherry) on the nose and palate and I did not get the gam...
by Neal.Mollen
October 5th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568038

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 4:00 am
1x 1955 La Tour Haut Brion

Quite excited about that, as '55 La Mission is one of my favorite clarets of all time.
I'd be excited too! Better post a note!
by Neal.Mollen
October 5th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montrose 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Montrose 2008

A couple of years ago, I saw a 2008 Montrose maggie on sale for only slightly more than the average retail price for the 750. I bought it. Of course I did. And it might have been a mistake. I love these wines, but they are as stubborn as any in my cellar, and I am not sure when the occasion will ari...
by Neal.Mollen
October 5th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 315
Views: 16505

Re: I'm done*

120 days from today. 63. Neal, I wish you a happy next phase. Many of my friends and colleagues who were big law lifers haven’t had an easy transition from being Masters of the Universe to retired guys. My only advice to you is to cut all of your ties in half and give away all of your suits except ...
by Neal.Mollen
October 5th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 315
Views: 16505

Re: I'm done*

Neal, what is your actual retirement date, and if you don’t mind, your age. I’m calibrating here, learning from my esteemed elders, you and Howard! And congrats. You guys are clearly more balanced and disciplined than me. 120 days from today. 63. Neal, I wish you a happy next phase. Many of my frie...
by Neal.Mollen
October 5th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Léoville Barton
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: 2002 Léoville Barton

Last night. This is a seamless, surprisingly opulent Léoville Barton, with layers of black fruits, spices and herbs. Impressive elegance and length. An irresistible touch of barnyard in the background underlines the classic character of this seamless Saint-Julien, but it’s not ‘filigreed’ enough to...
by Neal.Mollen
October 4th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18285

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Boeing does not own Raytheon. Raytheon is merging with UTC next year. They have done military derivative work (i.e. military transport, cargo or refueling planes based on existing platforms such as 767) among other things for a very long time. They did buy into the military helicopter business. Rig...
by Neal.Mollen
October 4th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18285

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 6:07 pm
FWIW, Boeing is only about 25% military revenue.
And had none until the bought MDC and Raytheon, right?
by Neal.Mollen
October 4th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 315
Views: 16505

Re: I'm done*

Thanks Ed; that would be great! And yes, Gus, I'll be at the Black and Gold game (next weekend!) for the ~40th time. I'll be the one in black and gold! Go Rams! Awesome! Again, congrats! I will let you know the next time I am up. I usually sit with my cousin who has great seats on the floor. Would ...
by Neal.Mollen
October 4th, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 315
Views: 16505

Re: I'm done*

This and the retirement thread in Asylum go hand in hand. We need a Monte Carlo simulation for cellaring Bordeaux. If I (and my palate) outlive my cellar I’ll have to buy aged Bordeaux at auction. Assuming I haven’t outlived my money. With this I agree: Who the heck knows? I view my wine cellar as ...
by Neal.Mollen
October 4th, 2019, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 315
Views: 16505

Re: I'm done*

Neal, what is your actual retirement date, and if you don’t mind, your age. I’m calibrating here, learning from my esteemed elders, you and Howard! And congrats. You guys are clearly more balanced and disciplined than me. 120 days from today. 63. Congratulations Neal. I hope that you enjoy retireme...
by Neal.Mollen
October 4th, 2019, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18285

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Stuff about tariffs: I spent a fair amount of time today on the phone with our customs broker and a brief call with an attorney. . . . . Thanks for a very informative post. Agreed. Very interesting, and Dan, my condolences on time spent on the phone with your attorney, even if it was a short call. ...
by Neal.Mollen
October 4th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18285

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 5:00 pm
I need to be clear here. Alfert is sleek Italian Yacht, not some cheesy cigarette boat.
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by Neal.Mollen
October 4th, 2019, 4:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 315
Views: 16505

Re: I'm done*

Thanks Ed; that would be great! And yes, Gus, I'll be at the Black and Gold game (next weekend!) for the ~40th time. I'll be the one in black and gold! Go Rams!
by Neal.Mollen
October 3rd, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 315
Views: 16505

Re: I'm done*

Neal, what is your actual retirement date, and if you don’t mind, your age. I’m calibrating here, learning from my esteemed elders, you and Howard! And congrats. You guys are clearly more balanced and disciplined than me. 120 days from today. 63. Whenever you’re ready, come out and drink some bottl...
by Neal.Mollen
October 3rd, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 315
Views: 16505

Re: I'm done*

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 1:30 pm
Neal, what is your actual retirement date, and if you don’t mind, your age. I’m calibrating here, learning from my esteemed elders, you and Howard! And congrats. You guys are clearly more balanced and disciplined than me.
120 days from today. 63.
by Neal.Mollen
October 3rd, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 315
Views: 16505

Re: I'm done*

Reporting in as we come up on the two year mark. On the one hand, I am happy to say I have pretty much stuck to my guns here. As indicated in the OP and subsequent posts, my target was to eliminate all purchasing of recent-vintage ageable reds, and I have come pretty close to accomplishing exactly t...
by Neal.Mollen
October 3rd, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18285

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

EU products winning reprieves include chocolate, Greek, French and Portuguese olive oil, helicopters, frozen fish, lobster, sparkling wine, stemware and tiles. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-wto-aircraft-drink-food/us-hits-scotch-whisky-italian-cheese-french-wine-with-25-tariffs-idUSKBN1WH2G7 C...
by Neal.Mollen
October 3rd, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18285

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 6:28 am
So I am now expediting my shipment, paid an up-charge for a thermal liner and morning delivery. Bummer that it's still warm in FL, but don't wanna pay what will be a $500 tariff on a single case.
Wait, shipping from Europe?
by Neal.Mollen
October 3rd, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18285

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Simple: thanks to everybody who voted for Trump .... This goes back 15 years over a complaint to WTO over EU subsidies to Airbus. A couple of points. No one on this board is less of a fan of the current regime than me, but this is really not his doing. As indicated, this WTO proceeding has been pen...

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