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by Kris Patten
December 5th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 43
Views: 2618

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Saw at Costco today....

Prieur Saint-Come Chablis Vaucoupin 2017 for $19.99

....anyone ever had this producer?
by Kris Patten
December 5th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 195533

Re: Official Costco Thread

New producer and wine for me....

Prieur Saint-Come Chablis Vaucoupin 2017 $19.99
by Kris Patten
December 4th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 19
Views: 1050

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

Haven't seen a second graciano release yet. It sounds like production is up vs first release as people have been added. I guess the letter will have case volume. The first letter also mentioned vineyard is mostly Syrah so that's gotta be coming eventually also Technically the 2nd release was the fi...
by Kris Patten
December 4th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 652
Views: 33573

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

I did this for the 25% tariff a few months ago, but if people do not alter margins the price to the consumer doubles with the 100% tariff. Capture.JPG If any tier lowers its margins post-tariff then things will not be so dire. David, Your math is off. A retailer margin of 30% means you take their a...
by Kris Patten
December 4th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 652
Views: 33573

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

I did this for the 25% tariff a few months ago, but if people do not alter margins the price to the consumer doubles with the 100% tariff. Capture.JPG If any tier lowers its margins post-tariff then things will not be so dire. David, Your math is off. A retailer margin of 30% means you take their a...
by Kris Patten
December 3rd, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck Top 100 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2569

Re: Dunnuck Top 100 2019

I don't think Jeb covers Mosel or Alsace to be fair and WA or CA Riesling, regions he reviews, shouldn't be on this list
by Kris Patten
December 3rd, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine from Normandy?
Replies: 51
Views: 1068

Re: Wine from Normandy?

Think cider vs. wine if specific to Normandy, if you are looking for wine instead of region, just find a nice Cabernet-based Bordeaux like 2016 Lanessan for $22.
by Kris Patten
December 3rd, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Older Burgundy
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: FS: Older Burgundy

Where are you located, Chris?
by Kris Patten
December 3rd, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 652
Views: 33573

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

See below for the only reference to wine in the currently proposed new list of tariff codes: Capture.JPG Will be interesting to see place of origin in addition to category, as in this case Prosecco and French sparkling would have the biggest tariff effect for US with Cava/Sparkling from Spain also ...
by Kris Patten
December 3rd, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 652
Views: 33573

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

See below for the only reference to wine in the currently proposed new list of tariff codes: Capture.JPG Will be interesting to see place of origin in addition to category, as in this case Prosecco and French sparkling would have the biggest tariff effect for US with Cava/Sparkling from Spain also ...
by Kris Patten
December 1st, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 54
Views: 3841

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

If everyone is expecting $125 CdC, I think you're going to be disappointed, barring grey market wines. Just like Dom 08 came out around $125 and has settled at $150-160, 08 CdC thru importers will be $150-ish.
by Kris Patten
November 30th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Treasury Wine Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 2742

Re: Treasury Wine Sale

This sale was great when there used to be Bancroft Merlot's and the such from the late 80s and the 90s. Even some of the old St. Clement wines.
by Kris Patten
November 30th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 881
Views: 58165

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Vazart-Coquart Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru
by Kris Patten
November 30th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4728

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Drouhin-Laroze 2013 Gevrey Chambertin

Pitched nose of raspberry, dried cranberry, cherry and spice. Palate has nice balancing acidity, crunchy red fruits, leather and cooking spices. Will see how it develops over the evening.
by Kris Patten
November 30th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4728

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

@JimStewart

Is that you or Sean Connery shirtless in the portrait on the wall?
by Kris Patten
November 28th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 43
Views: 2618

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Chateau Meursault Charmes Dessus 2017. Simply a fantastic wine!! I specially like its mineraly-saline aftertaste which goes on for ever and you just want to quench your thirst with another sip. Up there with Roulot in terms of quality. 95p+ Seems like Meursault Charmes may be a sweet spot in 2017.
by Kris Patten
November 28th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5858

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Started early with 2012 Nominè Renard Special Club.....already off course....or on course depending on your wine preferences.
by Kris Patten
November 28th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the BEST wine holiday?
Replies: 26
Views: 908

Re: What’s the BEST wine holiday?

Birthday week.
by Kris Patten
November 28th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?
Replies: 187
Views: 11268

Re: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?

Todd Hamina wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Lingua Franca.
Made me think this would be a great name for a Taco Truck.
by Kris Patten
November 28th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?
Replies: 187
Views: 11268

Re: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?

I think qc prop red is a nice value; the Cabernet is pretty expensive and parkerized, at least the older vintages. I haven’t had it lately, though. Quilceda Creek Cabernet is fantastic 1983-1997. It changed in 1998 and became bigger and lost some balance, but I think that style with them peaked in ...
by Kris Patten
November 28th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5858

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Travis Fantz wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 4:11 pm
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The Puligny was really just for me. For half the money, I’m just as happy with goodfellow, Crowley, or Cameron for 60% of the cost.
Travis,

Please post a note on Chezeaux.
by Kris Patten
November 28th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Jadot - Vosne - Les Beaux Monts
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: 1999 Jadot - Vosne - Les Beaux Monts

Jadot, sadly enough said. Why do you say that, granted I believe this is a Maison vs. Domaine wine, but Jadot takes time and I don't think 1999 is ready to drink in 2019. Just like other big houses, they have strengths, okay plots, and misses, so tasting before buying is imperative at 1er and GC le...
by Kris Patten
November 27th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188750

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Nice Andrew.

For reference I think we sell them for about $25 wholesale, if I'm reading it right $104 for both would be great.
by Kris Patten
November 27th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10979
Views: 401435

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Mark Christenson wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 7:30 pm
2006 SQN A Shot in the Dark Syrah.
NICE!
by Kris Patten
November 27th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."
Replies: 50
Views: 1490

Re: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."

I move on, open something else, leave it on counter, maybe taste it next day. Life is too short to fight thru something I don't enjoy.
by Kris Patten
November 27th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol and Oak
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Alcohol and Oak

Scott, Part of the issue is winemakers in WA learning what does and doesn't work. Even 10 years ago there was less than half the wineries there are today, in early 2000s there was 1/4, so I'd chalk a bunch of it up to learning curve of what will vineyards/plots/varietals take and what won't they. Ev...
by Kris Patten
November 27th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting recent experience at a restaurant that allowed corkage...
Replies: 33
Views: 2005

Re: Interesting recent experience at a restaurant that allowed corkage...

Brandon,

Panda Express isn't known for their wine service at all their locations, I'd assume Yakima franchise is just an outlier.
by Kris Patten
November 27th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Jadot - Vosne - Les Beaux Monts
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: 1999 Jadot - Vosne - Les Beaux Monts

'99 Jadot - Beaux Monts - appealing black cherry nose. Thick and very concentrated wine. Black cherry and licorice flavors on the palate. Stuffed with fruit but not especially long finish. Enjoyable, but no noticeable Vosne spice, flavors leaning more towards Morey. 91. Jadot, sadly enough said. Wh...
by Kris Patten
November 27th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4728

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2016 A to Z Pinot Noir, Oregon

Family in town so lots of wines we sell so they stay out of the cellar. 2015 of this was pretty lean, 2016 is by no means over-ripe but it hits a nice balance of acid and fruit. Solid for $16 and nice quaffer while the cellar stays vacant of in-laws!!
by Kris Patten
November 26th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Château L'Evangile (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)
Replies: 40
Views: 1662

Re: TN: 2010 Château L'Evangile (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)

Anyone had 2000 lately? Kris - here is my TN from 2 years ago. Monday, October 30, 2017 - Really fun wine to drink. Seems to be just entering into a good window for drinking. The nose really stands out, with my first thought being Lafite. Cigar box and tobacco and tar on the nose. Long finish, with...
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 43
Views: 2618

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Two recently 2012 Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Clos St. Landry Blanc - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru (11/21/2019) Worldwide Wines that Don't Suck (Saint Genevieve, Minneapolis): Liked this a lot. Good use of oak. Apricots, lemon zest, apple and spice. Medium plus finish a...
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5858

Re: On the Thanksgiving table?

Joanna,

Welcome aboard.

Look down a couple topics, two pages on Thanksgiving selections.
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 43
Views: 2618

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Had the Laflaive Macon Verzy on Thursday. Very big meyer lemon drop but balanced and approachable. Quite delicious after 30 minutes or so. Still at $65, overpriced! This was $35, is $65 the going tariff now? At $35 it was high end Macon with Lafon, $65 seems way too high to me unless it's on a wine...
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?
Replies: 64
Views: 2939

Re: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?

I’ve only had a few recent left bankers like Leoville Barton and Montrose as a friend brought it to dinner. Sit. On. Them. Excellent left bank vintage but needs more time. Honestly, these two wines are killer but need 10 more for the sweet spot. Sell off or cook with most of your St Ems. I did the ...
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?
Replies: 64
Views: 2939

Re: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?

I pulled a bottle of Leoville Barton out and quickly put it back Saturday. I want to, but they were good on release and I'll probably wait til 2025 to start opening upper echelon wines. A Sociando Mallet this year wasn't very forgiving til Day 3.
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5858

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Matt Latuchie wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Dinner with my wife’s Mormon family...so, my guess is that they’ll have some terrible sparkling cider. 🤷‍♂️
#flask
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4728

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2012 Maison L'Envoye Bourgogne Rouge A blend of vineyards in Beaune, Haute Cotes and 1er Savigny Marconnets aged 12 months in neutral French oak. Dried cherries and iron on nose with dried flowers and leather. Palate still has good fruit while having a gently aged character to it, but not in declin...
by Kris Patten
November 24th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 43
Views: 2618

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

More winning 2017 whites from Jeremy and Kent.

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by Kris Patten
November 24th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 319
Views: 20749

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

Parker will be important for decades to come mainly because he has a huge body of work that is easily available. Books, on line presence, not to mention the Advocate itself. Collectors will continue to refer to it, perhaps discount the later periods of his work, knowing that the first part was real...
by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5858

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

deep frying a turkey in the back yard Is that even legal in NYC anymore? Over in Milwaukee, WI, they just arrested some poor guy [who had been homesteading in an 8'x8'x20' hole in the ground] for being an hermit. Before you know it, they'll outlaw breathing oxygen. I live in the burbs, outside the ...
by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Chilean wines?
Replies: 35
Views: 1250

Re: Best Chilean wines?

Almost all Chilean cab's I've had are heavy on the espresso and pyrazines. Even the last 2014 Don Melchor I had was like this. Any suggestions for wines with better balance? In my modest experience, Don Melchor has a strong pyrazines and an iodine note when it's young, but the wine transforms and b...
by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 43
Views: 2618

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Cross posting a note from Don as this sounds awesome.

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by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Domaine Jean Tardy et Fils Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: TN: 1999 Domaine Jean Tardy et Fils Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe

Sh@n A wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 5:18 pm
Are '99s open/opening? Have only a couple, and debating opening or keeping in storage for another few years.
I'd leave them unless you have multiples, then I'd pop one.
by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 195533

Re: Official Costco Thread

Frederico L e e wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 4:35 am
Frank Murray III wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 2:41 pm
Still some 2008 Cristal at Costco in Dana Point. I gritted my teeth and grabbed another for the cellar. Tempted to do more but exercised some discipline. [training.gif]
Price?
Assume $229 like every Costco.
by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)
Replies: 31
Views: 1283

Re: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)

1991 Chave Hermitage sounds like a nice pairing.
by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Domaine Jean Tardy et Fils Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: TN: 1999 Domaine Jean Tardy et Fils Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe

alan weinberg wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 8:56 am
sounds like he Nuits’d love it when he bought it. Nice patience.
Combe on Alan, Nuits even close to your best.
by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188750

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Few more bourbons landing... EH Taylor Amaranth Grain of the Gods Elmer T Lee 100th Year Tribute Weller Full Proof Weller CYPB Be on lookout! ah yeah, more unattainable (at MSRP) bourbons [head-bang.gif] My thoughts exactly! So I see what you mean looking at WinesearcherPro pricing on these, but be...
by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 155
Views: 11084

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Where is the wine shipped out of? West coast? (edit to say didn't realize that there was a page two and this was all answered up) They have regional warehouses all over in order to work within shipping regs- wine selection will vary based on where you are shipping to. (previous threads on this with...
by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 Dom Perignon, 1970 Figeac
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: 1996 Dom Perignon, 1970 Figeac

The Dom was the last bottle of my stash, and while this was the perfect evening to share it I do regret not having more (and am now tempted to snag another couple of bottles of the 2008 while I can). It is just a gorgeous wine. Initially I got an explosion of citrus, and it seemed less viscous than...
by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 758

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

Not to mention beer as a category is struggling with wine, spirits, and hard seltzer all stealing share and the only beer companies with the revenue to advertise are Bud, Miller, Coors and Sam Adams... hardly the group to attract new consumers. Add in franchise laws in most States so you're stuck in...

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