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by James Stolle
March 27th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: 2003 La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

David Glasser wrote: March 27th, 2019, 4:59 am Here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=159158

And on CellarTracker:
https://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp? ... haut+brion
Thank you so much for this information!
by James Stolle
March 26th, 2019, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan
Replies: 2
Views: 348

2003 La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

Any feedback on how this is drinking right now?
by James Stolle
March 7th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke Taint-Oregon Pinot
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Smoke Taint-Oregon Pinot

Recently read an article about Oregon Grapes and Smoke Taint. They are selling a growers collaboration called The Oregon Solidarity, with three choices from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a Rose. I find it fascinating that they are able to determine which grapes were overly tainted and which weren't. I ...
by James Stolle
January 31st, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Wines
Replies: 44
Views: 3294

Re: Burgundy Wines

If I were starting fresh, I would taste every producer who makes a wine from the Cote de Nuits labelled simply Bourgogne . I would avoid reds from the Cote de Beaune until I acquired a deep appreciation for the Cote de Nuits reds for context. My next step would be to try older Bourgognes. I would t...
by James Stolle
January 31st, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Wines
Replies: 44
Views: 3294

Re: Burgundy Wines

What is a good starting point in taste testing these wines? Also, when ever I see them reviewed there scores are always mid to low 90's unlike Bordeaux wines, is their a reason for this? Where are you located? There might be some more experienced burgundy drinkers to share some wine with you and lo...
by James Stolle
January 30th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Wines
Replies: 44
Views: 3294

Re: Burgundy Wines

alan weinberg wrote: January 30th, 2019, 11:28 am Burgundy takes work. There are many threads answering your question. Start working!
Your right m. I’m on it
by James Stolle
January 30th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Wines
Replies: 44
Views: 3294

Re: Burgundy Wines

Bill G wrote: January 30th, 2019, 11:21 am I think Burgundy receives the most scrutiny of all regions....
Do you have a burgundy wine recommendation that is a good starting point in tasting?
by James Stolle
January 30th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Wines
Replies: 44
Views: 3294

Burgundy Wines

What is a good starting point in taste testing these wines? Also, when ever I see them reviewed there scores are always mid to low 90's unlike Bordeaux wines, is their a reason for this?
by James Stolle
January 24th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine ratings-Help me out
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Re: Wine ratings-Help me out

Howard Cooper wrote: January 21st, 2019, 6:16 pm
James Stolle wrote: January 21st, 2019, 9:19 am I did already buy the Haut Prion Future and Chateau Pavie Future.
Curious. Why did you decide to buy a 2016 rather than a mature wine. Do you plan to hold it for 20-30 years?
I do plan on storing the wine as to me that is the best part about collecting wine. I love the whole process
by James Stolle
January 21st, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine ratings-Help me out
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Re: Wine ratings-Help me out

I guess the first question I have to ask - what types of wines do you normally drink? Second, are you purchasing this for your own consumption or to eventually sell? Three, if you plan on drinking, how long will you hold? I guess my knee jerk reaction is - who cares what the score is unless that re...
by James Stolle
January 21st, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine ratings-Help me out
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Re: Wine ratings-Help me out

I agree with many of the comments here, with some personal thoughts: 1. Haut Brion over Lafite 2. La Mission Haut Brion over Haut Brion, if price a factor 3. Backfill on a more mature bottle of Haut Brion over a 2016 4. A case of 2014 Les Carmes Haut Brion over one bottle of Haut Brion More on the ...
by James Stolle
January 21st, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine ratings-Help me out
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Re: Wine ratings-Help me out

Markus S wrote: January 21st, 2019, 9:03 am If I saw 100 points on a bottle, I'd probably RUN.
help me out. Why?
by James Stolle
January 20th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine ratings-Help me out
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Re: Wine ratings-Help me out

The price difference is supply and demand. Demand based on reputation. Lafite might be "better" than Haut Brion to a majority of the population but unlikely most would say it’s worth twice as much based on taste alone, i.e. blind tasting. Lafite is a great wine but it commands an extra pr...
by James Stolle
January 20th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine ratings-Help me out
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Re: Wine ratings-Help me out

Do you have any experience with past vintages and the style of the two houses? They are far from the same style IMO. I prefer Haut Brion and would choose it even if the prices were equal, though I’m likely in the minority. Two bottles of Haut Brion vs. one of Lafite is a no-brainer for me. I don't ...
by James Stolle
January 20th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine ratings-Help me out
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Re: Wine ratings-Help me out

Without knowing anything more, I would choose Haut Brion because (1) it is my favorite Bordeaux producer and (2) it is more distinctive than Lafite. There really is nothing at all like Haut Brion other than arguably La Mission Haut-Brion, but if you like Lafite then other Pauillacs can deliver an e...
by James Stolle
January 20th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine ratings-Help me out
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Wine ratings-Help me out

Let's say you have two choices of wine. Both are the same style, both have multiple 100 point reviews, but one is almost half the price of the other. The two wines are the 2016 Haut Brion or the Lafite. I've honestly never had either one, but I would like to with the only issue of being able to affo...
by James Stolle
January 20th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine ratings-Help me out
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Wine ratings-Help me out

Let's say you have two choices of wine. Both are the same style, both have multiple 100 point reviews, but one is almost half the price of the other. The two wines are the 2016 Haut Brion or the Lafite. I've honestly never had either one, but I would like to with the only issue of being able to affo...
by James Stolle
December 23rd, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Class James Suckling
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: Master Class James Suckling

James I hope you know we are all playing around here! I think it's great you are developing this interest. We all start at or near ground zero! We had no internet when I started, wish we had this great website resource back then. I would encourage you to read, experiment, join or start a tasting gr...
by James Stolle
December 23rd, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Class James Suckling
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: Master Class James Suckling

Suckling is a bit of a joke but don't forget, he's tasted thousands of wines in his life, and some of the world's best. I have no plans to watch his class but when you talk to him, he actually has preferences. However, he recognizes that his audience is not people with a bit of knowledge, it's peop...
by James Stolle
December 23rd, 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Class James Suckling
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: Master Class James Suckling

I’m going to go with a NO on taking the class. Lol
by James Stolle
December 22nd, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Class James Suckling
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: Master Class James Suckling

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mattcitrang wrote: December 22nd, 2018, 2:18 pm See topic

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by James Stolle
December 22nd, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Class James Suckling
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Master Class James Suckling

Anyone read up on it? Done the Class? I am just looking to do some fun education on wine and thought that this might be worth a shot. Any thoughts?
by James Stolle
December 19th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Table Wine
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Table Wine

Anton D wrote: December 19th, 2018, 10:53 am For me, "table wine" means something I can pop open without a care, not need to turn on my wine nerd palate, and quaff and yack with friends and family about anything but wine!

I agree with you on Thackrey wines. Yummy.
I’m going to stock up on this, so good!
by James Stolle
December 19th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Table Wine
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Table Wine

I recently just finished a bottle of Red Table Wine called Pleiades from Thackrey and Co and I really enjoyed this wine. I have also been drinking a lot of Volvoreta Limited Edition, which to me was very similar to the Pleiades and the wine shop owner also suggested that it was a good table wine. So...
by James Stolle
December 17th, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 2044

Re: Wine cabinets vs storage

I store approx 250 bottles at home in two under-cabinet wine fridges in the kitchen and in a large closet that maintains 62-64 degrees year-round. As the collection grew, I contemplated a wine cabinet, but ultimately decided to rent a locker at a storage facility for the additional wine. This was m...
by James Stolle
December 16th, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 2044

Re: Wine cabinets vs storage

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: December 16th, 2018, 8:16 pm Keep in mind that the large lecache units that bs 600 bottles or whatever are ENORMOUS. They might not be easy to get into a basement or any room besides a garage.
I was going to ask but do you or anybody know if the euro or le cache are suitable for the garage in Bend, OR?
by James Stolle
December 16th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 2044

Re: Wine cabinets vs storage

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John Glas wrote: December 16th, 2018, 6:36 pm I would never pay a place to store wine. Just but a storage unit or build a cellar if you have that much money.
So far, I only have 75 collectable wines. The storage place is fairly economical but I like to look at my bottles lol
by James Stolle
December 16th, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 2044

Re: Wine cabinets vs storage

The question of what size to get is a tough one. Of course, budget comes into consideration. So does how much space you have, as the bigger ones can loom large in a room. Also, it’s a bit of a crystal ball question, as you are trying to figure out how much space you will eventually “need.“ My advic...
by James Stolle
December 16th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 2044

Re: Wine cabinets vs storage

Buy from Costco. Great prices and returns if any issues. Plus, the Costco Visa extends the standard warranty +2 yrs. :) Any brand in particular? I’m on a dad-of-young-kids budget so I bought a WineEnthusiast 166 bottle for $1k 2.5 yrs ago. Love it. I’m a first time dad of a 2year old. I’m debating ...
by James Stolle
December 16th, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 2044

Re: Wine cabinets vs storage

SeanHarding wrote: December 16th, 2018, 5:19 pm I'm happy with my Le Cache. But yeah, I have both. One nice bonus of offsite storage is that they receive my shipments for me, so I don't have to worry about being around to sign.
I think I will do both. Any version of Le Cache that you would recommend?
by James Stolle
December 16th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 2044

Re: Wine cabinets vs storage

ky1em!ttskus wrote: December 16th, 2018, 5:06 pm Buy from Costco. Great prices and returns if any issues. Plus, the Costco Visa extends the standard warranty +2 yrs. :)
Any brand in particular?
by James Stolle
December 16th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 2044

Wine cabinets vs storage

newhere I’m comtemplating buying a nice wine storage for my living room vs paying to store my wine, any thoughts? Reliable and attractive wine storage units?
by James Stolle
December 12th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1634

Re: Christmas Wine

Sheez, $500 for one bottle of red. The world is your oyster. You don't really mention, however, what kind of reds you like, whether you like modern or classic in style, whether you like them mature or still in diapers, etc. From some of your posts on the wines you are tracking, and I guess even the...
by James Stolle
December 12th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1634

Re: Christmas Wine

Chave is a great recommendation but the ones with enough age are over budget. I don´t think that (e.g.) a 1997 Chave is over budget ... and it´s drinking great now. Yes, great choice if available for $250. Remember he said $500 total for 2 bottles. Some of the recommendations here are for bottles i...
by James Stolle
December 11th, 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up
Replies: 24
Views: 3641

Re: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up

My allocation included a new bottling from To-Kalon: the M Block, which is on the far eastern side of the vineyard, as part of a seven-bottle pack. I like that they are keeping prices the same (after the purchase by Constellation), but I think I have to skip it this year. House expenses, travel to ...
by James Stolle
December 11th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1634

Re: Christmas Wine

NoahR wrote: December 11th, 2018, 6:58 pm
James Stolle wrote: December 11th, 2018, 1:33 pm
bob poirier wrote: December 11th, 2018, 1:16 pm 2 Mags of 2014 Drinkward Peschon Cab $360.00 Total at the winery.
I don’t see where you can buy on the website. It says no allocation.
I would email Lisa Drinkward, tell her a bunch of WB recommended her wine. I would guess she could put you on the list.
Done!
by James Stolle
December 11th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1634

Re: Christmas Wine

julianseersmartin wrote: December 11th, 2018, 3:48 pm Interesting choice. 2000 BDX is in a funny spot at the minute if you ask me. I'd let that slumber and go with something else if you can.
No plans to drink it, which is why I I got the Ponet Canet
by James Stolle
December 11th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1634

Re: Christmas Wine

Alex N wrote: December 11th, 2018, 3:30 pm If you're on the west coast, maybe consider K&L. There are some good prices on very good aged reds in their auctions.
I just bid on 2x 2013 Dominus Estate and then went out and bought this
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by James Stolle
December 11th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1634

Re: Christmas Wine

bob poirier wrote: December 11th, 2018, 1:16 pm 2 Mags of 2014 Drinkward Peschon Cab $360.00 Total at the winery.
I don’t see where you can buy on the website. It says no allocation.
by James Stolle
December 11th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up
Replies: 24
Views: 3641

Re: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up

I see on KL a 1.5l for 700 bid but I’m not sure if I want to pay that much
by James Stolle
December 11th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1634

Re: Christmas Wine

I’ve been bidding on a 92 ridge mb, it’s at $300. Any thoughts on what it would be a reasonable price to buy it at?
by James Stolle
December 11th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1634

Re: Christmas Wine

David Glasser wrote: December 11th, 2018, 8:02 am $500/btl or $500 total?

For a standing rib roast, at <$250/btl I’d go with 1986 Talbot. Chave is a great recommendation but the ones with enough age are over budget.
Total.
by James Stolle
December 10th, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1634

Re: Christmas Wine

I'm Sorry, I forgot to say 2 bottles. I was looking at an auction for 2013 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend, 2010 Scarecrow "M. Étain" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (OWC) or 2008 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. However, I am open to all suggestions. These are just one...
by James Stolle
December 10th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1634

Christmas Wine

Need help picking out a bottle for this holiday dinner (standing rib roast) and thought I would pick your brains:
Has to be:
Red
Under $500
Thoughts? newhere
by James Stolle
December 9th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up
Replies: 24
Views: 3641

Re: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up

newhere I've never had Schrader, but I plan on starting soon to try their wines. If anyone had to guess, how would you approach their wines? What I mean is, do I start with a specific year for all their wines or do I jump around and try to get their different wines in their best years? Is there a pa...
by James Stolle
December 8th, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15376
Views: 787849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2013 Scarecrow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Beyond excited
by James Stolle
December 6th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bend, Oregon Wine Community
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Bend, Oregon Wine Community

She took me down to the cellar where I picked up a nice bottle of Bionic Frog. I was in Bend last spring and stopped at Good Drop and was very surpised at the wines she had. Well curated for such a small shop, lots of old world wines that were of interest. I had brought my own wines with me, but if ...
by James Stolle
December 6th, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bend, Oregon Wine Community
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Bend, Oregon Wine Community

Thanks everyone! I am new to Bend, as I moved from Telluride to here so I am all turned around. I stopped by RHC and Good Drop Wine Shoppe and had very positive experiences.
by James Stolle
December 5th, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bend, Oregon Wine Community
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Bend, Oregon Wine Community

Anybody in Eastern Oregon especially Bend, know of a wine group?

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