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by YLee
January 20th, 2021, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1829
Views: 119039

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Mattstolz wrote: January 20th, 2021, 5:42 pm anyone notice the Egly that showed up on the website the other day? I dont think I saw an email introducing it but had a significant portion of the lineup: Brut, Rose, VP...
If it was recently added to their site there will be an email for the offer soon
by YLee
January 20th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 52
Views: 3040

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

I wish kl would ship to me
by YLee
January 18th, 2021, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre - WOW
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre - WOW

Jorge “New Daddy” Henrique got me hooked on these Bao sandwiches. I’m not sure how else to describe it, and am probably offending two cultures here unwittingly, but it’s like an Asian taco. Some chewy gooey bread, meat stuff shoved inside, and pickled things as accoutrement. Being the devout Cuban ...
by YLee
January 18th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1176
Views: 89587

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

JEFFREY R wrote: January 18th, 2021, 3:28 pm Have 6 Yesterday Reserves and 3 Moundsmans on the way. Just noticed The ‘18 Ringer is available. Anyone had this one before?
Cranberry, good pepper, didnt notice much oak. Nothing amazing but good wine.
by YLee
January 17th, 2021, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2249

Re: Wine rules you should break

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 17th, 2021, 4:55 pm Wine articles you shouldn’t read.
+1
by YLee
January 17th, 2021, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best regions in 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1446

Re: Best regions in 2021

Im looking forward to 2019 Burg.
In 2022, 2020 burg. Read the 2020 burg is even better than 2019.
by YLee
January 15th, 2021, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15301
Views: 782312

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 15th, 2021, 3:34 pm 2005 Domaine Levet La Chavaroche
Ok. Who bought the '03? I went to check out and it was gone. Grrrrrrrr
by YLee
January 14th, 2021, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 339
Views: 24081

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Can't find the original thread, but props to Woodland Hills for delivering on the $125/btl 08 Comtes offer from November 2019. I never feared I'd be out the money, but when I saw the wholesale prices here & overseas, I estimated my chance of actually receiving the wine at the pre-arrival price ...
by YLee
January 12th, 2021, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?
Replies: 43
Views: 2178

Re: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?

I have 2 cellars set at 47°F
by YLee
January 11th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1176
Views: 89587

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

I've tried at least five of the WA NDA wines, along with a similar number of De Negoce wines (#s 2, 5, 21, 40, 42, 50). Here are some observations. All of the Wine Access wines have been very good to excellent and at the price point represent exceptional values (especially after discounts). The fru...
by YLee
January 11th, 2021, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef
Replies: 51
Views: 3794

Re: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef

Fu I totally get where you are coming from and I certainly don’t sip soju like a fine spirt but I have honestly never found a better pairing with Korean bbq. And believe me I have tried being married into a Korean family for 15 years now. There is something about how clean and crisp it is against t...
by YLee
January 11th, 2021, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1176
Views: 89587

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Which Yesterday is it though? Oakville or howell? Just got off the phone with WA. I was told it only says Napa. Maybe a blend of sites? The 2018 Yesterday "Oakville" only said "Napa" on the label.......but in the description of the wine, it said it was Oakville fruit. So if the ...
by YLee
January 11th, 2021, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1176
Views: 89587

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Which Yesterday is it though?
Oakville or howell?

Just got off the phone with WA. I was told it only says Napa. Maybe a blend of sites?
by YLee
January 9th, 2021, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order from NY to ship to CA?
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Order from NY to ship to CA?

Are you guys talking about EmpireWine.com or Empire State of wine (French owner)?

Marcus S' comment above makes me wonder a bit on which store.

My limited experience with Empire State of Wine was good.
by YLee
January 9th, 2021, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1176
Views: 89587

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Sounds like they sourced the grapes and made their own wine. I wonder who their winemaker(s) is
by YLee
January 6th, 2021, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2338
Views: 265427

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Andrew M wrote: January 6th, 2021, 10:14 am Whoever grabbed all the 2016 Brovia Rocche for $79 got a sweet deal. They had 20 bottles left of the Villero this morning at $75, which is also a pretty sweet deal.
[head-bang.gif]
by YLee
January 5th, 2021, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2007 Comtes de Champagne--$114.95
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: PSA: 2007 Comtes de Champagne--$114.95

There are several shops with '07 for $115. Browse around and see which works better for you.
by YLee
January 5th, 2021, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 104
Views: 7273

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

I didnt read the entire thread but we are talking about a wine that is only 15 years post vintage. We need another 5-10 yrs at the minimum depending on which wine you are holding.
by YLee
January 4th, 2021, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC retailer shipping policies
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: NYC retailer shipping policies

I thought it was better to ship in slightly warmer weather than upper 20s and 30s.
by YLee
January 4th, 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC retailer shipping policies
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: NYC retailer shipping policies

I have never seen this before and I wouldnt order from any store that has this type of policy.
by YLee
January 3rd, 2021, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di S. Niccolò Toscana IGT
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: TN: 2016 Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di S. Niccolò Toscana IGT

Hi Tim, thanks for the TN. Always appreciate your work. Really enjoyed the '14 Castello di Monsanto Classico Gran Selezione Il Poggio Single Vineyard. Just bought a case of this from your recommendation at $53/per.
by YLee
December 31st, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2338
Views: 265427

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

What are the cheapest items at wine.com? I need a filler.
by YLee
December 31st, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10422

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

I have not tried many domestic rieslings but I enjoyed some of Paetra's line.
by YLee
December 31st, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10422

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

yes, even as an American who cut his teeth long ago on some Cali pinots I had the same experience. A lot of California and Washington (even some Oregon) wines are so weirdly sweet compared to European wines that they almost feel like dessert wines on occasion. I find it quite off-putting. I wonder ...
by YLee
December 31st, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind Tasting: Five 2018 Wine Access Private Labels and one de Negoce (OG 50)
Replies: 12
Views: 1398

Re: Blind Tasting: Five 2018 Wine Access Private Labels and one de Negoce (OG 50)

Thanks for posting this. I came to almost similar conclusion about these wines except the "would pay $" part. I would pay less for these. The Yesterday wines needs time to age and will get better. Commission was nice but a step behind Yesterday wines for me in terms of structure and potent...
by YLee
December 31st, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4218

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

Wholesale was $185 so quite the markup but Kermit has been hiking prices like crazy. Wholesale on the 2017 went to $235. But.....based on quality.......I'd say it's fair though not sure what that even means anymore. Was that due in part to the tariff? Looks very close to a 25% increase -- the tarif...
by YLee
December 28th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bouchard EP ... smh
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: 2019 Bouchard EP ... smh

Nick Gangas wrote: December 28th, 2020, 11:14 am are 19 EP prices out yet ?
Some producers have been out in parts of EU and Asia.
by YLee
December 26th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2338
Views: 265427

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Dude. Stop spamming your referrals so much. I think one a day is enough.
by YLee
December 25th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 73
Views: 5457

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

All, any thoughts of general placement of wines in the Le Cache cabinet based the temp variations from the top to bottom, left and right? Like putting red wines for aging at the bottom of the cabinet? Cabs, Barolos, with Pinot’s next and then Chardonnay’s and whites wines toward the top of the cabi...
by YLee
December 24th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Authenticity of Petrus Bottles
Replies: 54
Views: 4167

Re: Authenticity of Petrus Bottles

Not worth the risk. Most important thing about buying any wine, cheap or expensive, is provenance.
by YLee
December 23rd, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1176
Views: 89587

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

" This is a wine siphoned off from a multi-million-dollar cellar, a Cabernet Sauvignon that has never been sold before or been made available to anyone else "

Sounds like a new bottling they were going to release or project?

If that's the case it would be hard to really price this.
by YLee
December 23rd, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1176
Views: 89587

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Didnt WA previously have a NDA wine from DANA?
by YLee
December 21st, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best value elite Bordeaux?
Replies: 60
Views: 4493

Re: Best value elite Bordeaux?

Noah C wrote: December 21st, 2020, 11:42 am Thanks everyone- this is exactly the sort of answer I was hoping for. Any thoughts on second labels? Also, isn’t La Mission Haut Brion basically proved like a first growth?
I mentioned above already, 2nd label
Croix ducru beaucaillou.
by YLee
December 20th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best value elite Bordeaux?
Replies: 60
Views: 4493

Re: Best value elite Bordeaux?

Grand Puy Lacoste
Carmes HB
pichon lalande
La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou
Domaine de Chavelier
1986 Chateau Meyney

Honestly, there are so many good choices out there. All depends on what you like.
by YLee
December 20th, 2020, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 6887

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

So do people have thoughts on recent vintages? 2015-2018(2019 too), all seem to score high as good vintages. I have only tasted a few 2015's and 2016's myself and prefer 2016 so far as 2015 can seem very hot and dense, but still good in the right hands. I realize you didnt include '14 but I thought...
by YLee
December 19th, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 6887

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

EricJ wrote: December 19th, 2020, 6:41 am
YLee wrote: December 19th, 2020, 4:30 am Guigal d'ampuis, xavier gerard, levet are some
You can find d'ampuis for under $100? It's regularly $120-160 retail for me.
All I know is every d'ampuis I bought was below $100 usd.
by YLee
December 19th, 2020, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 6887

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

Guigal d'ampuis, xavier gerard, levet are some
by YLee
December 18th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Burgundy EP?
Replies: 13
Views: 2165

Re: 2019 Burgundy EP?

As others already mentioned, some already started. I got mine in for few producers.
by YLee
December 17th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2338
Views: 265427

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Anthony Sanford wrote: December 17th, 2020, 8:25 am
YLee wrote: December 17th, 2020, 8:17 am The warehouse in NY is still open. It never closed.
Open, yes, but I've been told that they haven't shipped anything out of NY in months now because of their "software" glitch.
Someone misinformed you. I have been receiving packages every month. Last package was yesterday.
by YLee
December 17th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2338
Views: 265427

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

The warehouse in NY is still open. It never closed.
by YLee
December 16th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1176
Views: 89587

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

The Star Treatment NDA from WA might be Kistler?
Is Kistler a "triple digit" wine though?
by YLee
December 15th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: No Reserve Auction. Ends Friday Dec 18th at 5pm. 2 Calif Cabs. 1967 / 1970 - Auction Closed
Replies: 25
Views: 1456

Re: No Reserve Auction. Ends Friday Dec 18th at 5pm. 2 historic Calif cabs. 1967 / 1970

Peter was extremely pleasant to deal with from the last auction he held few days ago. Really stand up guy. [thumbs-up.gif]
by YLee
December 15th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 118
Views: 7509

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

I think the way to settle the ethical dilemma here is... We should all order the 2 wines. Have a Zoom tasting with everyone opening and tasting them. Weigh in on a poll about the merits of each....THEN, AND ONLY THEN, decide if Bryan or Yong is in the right:). champagne.gif [snort.gif] [cheers.gif]...
by YLee
December 15th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 118
Views: 7509

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

I don't think anyone thinks you are in the wrong for asking for what you ordered. You certainly have that right. Just seems like bashing a retailer over $5 is a little petty. What is an acceptable $ value then? I wasnt bashing him for $5. He didnt give me a lesser value wine. Theres no $5 in this e...
by YLee
December 15th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 118
Views: 7509

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

People that is making me out to be the bad guy, would you just take what a seller ships you without discussing it with you first if you ordered an item from amazon and the seller sent u something else? Even if that item is $5 more? Do I care that the item is more expensive? I am pretty sure I can p...
by YLee
December 15th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 118
Views: 7509

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

People that is making me out to be the bad guy, would you just take what a seller ships you without discussing it with you first if you ordered an item from amazon and the seller sent u something else? Even if that item is $5 more? Do I care that the item is more expensive? I am pretty sure I can pa...
by YLee
December 14th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 118
Views: 7509

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

Wilbur, I'll tell you why, because sometimes you should just suck it up. The retailer was trying to do the right thing. Yong is sweating the small stuff and came in here and gave the retailer a spray. I don't like what Yong did to Bryan. Too pedantic for my liking, but that may be just me. Regards ...
by YLee
December 13th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never received shipment
Replies: 51
Views: 3361

Re: Never received shipment

I am also dealing with an issue with fedex. Says delievered and signed. Funny thing is the initials of the person that supposedly signed for the package is my wife but she didnt accept anything. We were both home.

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