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by mattccheung
July 19th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help a newbie with 2016 BDX in the ~$50-$75 range
Replies: 46
Views: 1797

Re: Help a newbie with 2016 BDX in the ~$50-$75 range

Chateau D'Armailhac, Cantenac Brown, Kirwan, D’Issan, Langoa Barton, Alter Ego de Palmer.
by mattccheung
July 17th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80152

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Seems like no brainer to try a couple Jose Michel special clubs.
by mattccheung
July 10th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quivet Release?
Replies: 35
Views: 2460

Re: 2017 Quivet Release?

$32 shipping to SoCal on 4 bottles, also feels a little on the higher side but what can I do... It’s what it costs for a fulfillment center, Styro shipper and shipping. Amazon has made people numb to actual shipping costs. Typical WineBid shipping to SoCal for an entire 12-bottle case in styro is $...
by mattccheung
July 10th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 1960

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

Few bottles of Saxum.
by mattccheung
July 10th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quivet Release?
Replies: 35
Views: 2460

Re: 2017 Quivet Release?

$32 shipping to SoCal on 4 bottles, also feels a little on the higher side but what can I do...
by mattccheung
July 7th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Champagne vs. White
Replies: 21
Views: 1110

Zalto Champagne vs. White

For those that have both/ have used both. What’s your preference for champagne? I currently use GGG but find that the nose can be a little muted and the bubbles are pretty much gone, not that it really bothers me.
by mattccheung
July 5th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1322

Re: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?

I did this two weeks ago for my 30th. Recorked with a vacu plastic wine saver. Waiter had no issues.
by mattccheung
June 28th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47248

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

YLee wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 3:27 pm
So many good wines just sent out in email.
Those 1989 Lynch Bages...
by mattccheung
June 4th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3008

Re: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?

Took it light this round, will load up more next year. 2018 is a better vintage.
by mattccheung
June 4th, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10573
Views: 352111

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Neal Cabernet, was a little disappointed, didn't have much structure.
by mattccheung
June 1st, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decent Chardonnay reccos?
Replies: 38
Views: 2244

Re: Decent Chardonnay reccos?

Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast
by mattccheung
May 30th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 1879

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

Myriad Dr Crane Elysian
Fairchild
Bucella
Roy Piper
Nine Suns
by mattccheung
May 26th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine searcher
Replies: 30
Views: 2455

Re: Wine searcher

Thought it was just me having issues.
by mattccheung
May 26th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2008 Ayala BdB & 2016 Clerc Milon
by mattccheung
May 24th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Starting a collection and going to Napa, which wines can I only get at the vineyard?
Replies: 16
Views: 1072

Re: Starting a collection and going to Napa, which wines can I only get at the vineyard?

Get appointments at Hourglass, Anomaly, Larkmead, Bevan, Brand, and Morlet. Well worth the visit.
by mattccheung
May 24th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80152

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

My wallet sometimes wishes it didn't receive all of the offers...
by mattccheung
May 24th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2012 Gimonnet Special Club
by mattccheung
May 21st, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mix case of Walter Scott chard and pinot.
by mattccheung
May 15th, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $20-$25 wine
Replies: 16
Views: 960

Re: Best $20-$25 wine

Turley Juvenille. Daou Pesimist is usually a crowd pleaser too, it's fruit forward.
by mattccheung
May 14th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Couple more Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast
by mattccheung
May 14th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 75
Views: 2356

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 11:44 am
mattccheung wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 11:12 am
Mount Veeder Winery Cab, or J Lohr Hilltop
Neither of those is sub $20 a 750 mL bottle and the Mount Veeder is $30-40 in most markets.
Guess one of the nice things about being in CA, $25 around me.
by mattccheung
May 14th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 75
Views: 2356

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Mount Veeder Winery Cab, or J Lohr Hilltop
by mattccheung
May 14th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 75
Views: 2356

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Joe Raymond wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 12:02 pm
2015 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley. Might be able to find it at $20.
Always a safe choice. Not too ripe.
by mattccheung
May 13th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Moreau-Naudet up to par?
Replies: 0
Views: 161

2016 Moreau-Naudet up to par?

For those who have tried their 2016 premier crus, thought? As good as previous vintages? Stephane Moreau-Naudet passed away in Aug 2016.
by mattccheung
May 8th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47248

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Thoughts on Frank Balthazar Cornas? Reasonably priced.
by mattccheung
May 7th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80152

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Now who just ordered some Winston Churchill?!?
by mattccheung
May 6th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43457

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

JL Vergnon NV, disoraged 2017
by mattccheung
May 6th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3421

Re: What's your house champagne?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 6:02 am
Legras bdb nv
Tried this the other night, more brioche than what I prefer. Paired well with my fried chicken though!
by mattccheung
May 3rd, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80152

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

EHeffner wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 10:17 am
How is the Effusion? It’s in my sweet spot price wise
More zesty and lemony. Not too much berries. Great with oysters.
by mattccheung
May 3rd, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80152

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

You're welcome... asked about more Mousse Fils Rose Effusion earlier this week. Email offer went out today. champagne.gif
by mattccheung
May 2nd, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2x Vilmart Rubis
by mattccheung
May 2nd, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Huntington Beach store recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Huntington Beach store recommendation

I am in Southern California for work the next two days. Any recommendation on where to pick up a decent bottle or two? I am staying in Huntington Beach and don’t have the time or desire to head toward LA or San Diego. Thanks in advance! TW Hitimes in Costa Mesa, but if too far there's a Total Wine ...
by mattccheung
May 1st, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x Paul Bara Rose, my house rose champagne.
by mattccheung
May 1st, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80152

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Josh Grossman wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 10:32 am
mattccheung wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 10:16 am
mmm that 14 Mousse Fils Special Club champagne.gif
Yep, asked for three.
Josh, out of all the special clubs, have a fav?
by mattccheung
May 1st, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80152

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

mmm that 14 Mousse Fils Special Club champagne.gif
by mattccheung
April 30th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Rivers Marie Occidental & Silver Eagle
by mattccheung
April 30th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43457

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Popped open Taitt by the pool.
by mattccheung
April 30th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 464
Views: 22138

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

April
Bought: 42 (blaming Envoyer)
Drank: 7
Net: +35
by mattccheung
April 30th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1871

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

Yes, happened to a bottle I brought to dinner actually. Asked the certified som to taste as well to be sure and she agreed. Just slightly corked. Ended up getting a replacement bottle from the retailer.
by mattccheung
April 29th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Rivers-Marie Occidental Pinot Noir
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: TN: 2017 Rivers-Marie Occidental Pinot Noir

To drink this, and 2009 Cristal tonight.....blessed. Two terrific wines. I didn't see any previous dedicated posts to this wine so let me offer one. Beautiful example of RM PN. I've come to the point where I am done buying the Sonoma Coast bottling, as I believe the Ox vineyard, as well as Summa, i...
by mattccheung
April 25th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 PYCM SA Hommage A Marguerite, Pernand Vergelesses Combottes, Pernand Vergelesses Sous Fretille
by mattccheung
April 23rd, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80152

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Lot of stuff offered today, some that has been out already and/or on the shelf there. The Vazart Coquart is excellent and I was tempted by the 2011 CdC Vilmart. Did anyone pull the handle on that? It's 2011 but does Laurent make a bad wine ever? Stopped by today and had to resist the 2011 CDC Vilma...
by mattccheung
April 23rd, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80152

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Lot of stuff offered today, some that has been out already and/or on the shelf there. The Vazart Coquart is excellent and I was tempted by the 2011 CdC Vilmart. Did anyone pull the handle on that? It's 2011 but does Laurent make a bad wine ever? Stopped by today and had to resist the 2011 CDC Vilma...
by mattccheung
April 23rd, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Rivers-Marie Occidental Pinot Noir
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: TN: 2017 Rivers-Marie Occidental Pinot Noir

Thanks for the notes, look forward to trying mine.
by mattccheung
April 18th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3421

Re: What's your house champagne?

Just picked up a few Pierre Moncuit BdB to try. Getting warmer here in SoCal so these shouldn't last long.
by mattccheung
April 18th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 PYCM Bourgogne Blanc, Saint Aubin Pucelle, Rully, Santenay.
by mattccheung
April 17th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80152

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Matt, just call and talk to Carina. It's never hard to reach them. Or email. I had this problem as well. They added me to all lists, using a different email address. So, now I get doubles of some email and singles of others. For sure I don't get doubles of all Champagne offers. My suspicion is that...

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