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by Kris Patten
February 18th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?

So you agree with me, but still wanted to criticize my comments by making a statement that makes no sense relative to what I said. Actually had nothing to do with you, you sell wine for a living and should do as you see fit, be it auction or retail. It was more a general comment based on the pricin...
by Kris Patten
February 18th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?

To be fair Tom, most prices in CC are just below retail when in fact a retailer's margin is 30-40% and it is an ask price, not a sell price. There should be a discount to retail since CC sellers don't have brick and mortar operations with employees and stock on hand. That is another thread. As for t...
by Kris Patten
February 18th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Beaucastel blanc - last 2 bottles were dead, should I do something different with bottle 3
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: 2001 Beaucastel blanc - last 2 bottles were dead, should I do something different with bottle 3

which beaucastel blanc should be expected to age better? the blanc or the roussanne? Not even a question, the VV. Can't say I am surprised the CDP Blancs are oxidized or showing a predominant oxidized character. What's different about these wines (from the same vintage) from a science perspective t...
by Kris Patten
February 17th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mixed bag - Burgs + Bords + others
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: TN: Mixed bag - Burgs + Bords + others

Thanks for notes Paul, any chance you've had Leeuwin AS Chard 2001 or 1998 in recent past?
by Kris Patten
February 17th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Beaucastel blanc - last 2 bottles were dead, should I do something different with bottle 3
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: 2001 Beaucastel blanc - last 2 bottles were dead, should I do something different with bottle 3

Mattstolz wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 1:51 pm
which beaucastel blanc should be expected to age better? the blanc or the roussanne?
Not even a question, the VV.

Can't say I am surprised the CDP Blancs are oxidized or showing a predominant oxidized character.
by Kris Patten
February 17th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Château d'Yquem (First timer)
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: TN: 2007 Château d'Yquem (First timer)

Climens
Rieussec
Suduiraut

Just choose a vintage that is in line with what you are looking for.
by Kris Patten
February 17th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: First attempt at apple pie
Replies: 25
Views: 533

Re: First attempt at apple pie

That's art Christine, thanks for sharing.
by Kris Patten
February 17th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 89 Haut-Brion - TN & Bucket List Question for the Board
Replies: 22
Views: 992

Re: 89 Haut-Brion - TN & Bucket List Question for the Board

Guys, really. This fun talk about, but I do hope when you look back, a really good bottle of wine is not one of your top five experiences. I didn't read it that way but it very well may be if its shared with my wife, my son in 18 years, or family and friends. On it's own, no chance. I've never had ...
by Kris Patten
February 16th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3213
Views: 159214

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Did you try the OFC 25? besides being i'm sure ultra expensive, it seems like it'd be a wood bomb like pappy 23 I haven't, it's about $2000+ retail bottle of whiskey, so pulling a sample is out of the question. We've sold quite a few of them though, so I will likely buy an ounce at a restaurant for...
by Kris Patten
February 16th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bob Lindquist Leaves Qupe - And 'Starts' Own Brand . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 1247

Re: Bob Lindquisst Leaves Qupe - And 'Starts' Own Brand . . .

Was literally about to post the exact same thing...hard to think of a more cringeworthy statement from any winery. Will definitely look for Bob’s wines once he’s up and running, never buying Qupe again. Bob Cabral works with VWE and Marco Digiulio does too who was at Lokoya, so they have some pedig...
by Kris Patten
February 16th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 89 Haut-Brion - TN & Bucket List Question for the Board
Replies: 22
Views: 992

Re: 89 Haut-Brion - TN & Bucket List Question for the Board

Any vintage of DRC Batard Montrachet, especially the unoaked lot.
by Kris Patten
February 16th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most consistent non first growth boardeax?
Replies: 35
Views: 1343

Re: Most consistent non first growth boardeax?

Pontet Canet. Speaks of Pauillac and vintage each year, especially the run since 1996.
by Kris Patten
February 16th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Margaux non vintage
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Chateau Margaux non vintage

Pictures, please.
by Kris Patten
February 16th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bob Lindquist Leaves Qupe - And 'Starts' Own Brand . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 1247

Re: Bob Lindquisst Leaves Qupe - And 'Starts' Own Brand . . .

"...the VWE corporate winemaking team..." Shudder... Was literally about to post the exact same thing...hard to think of a more cringeworthy statement from any winery. Will definitely look for Bob’s wines once he’s up and running, never buying Qupe again. Bob Cabral works with VWE and Marco Digiuli...
by Kris Patten
February 16th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bob Lindquist Leaves Qupe - And 'Starts' Own Brand . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 1247

Re: Bob Lindquisst Leaves Qupe - And 'Starts' Own Brand . . .

CJ Beazley wrote:
February 16th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Garagiste was doing Qupe 375mls for $6. Guess the fire sale is on.
They don’t ship to Texas, but out of curiosity was this Syrah?
Yes.
by Kris Patten
February 16th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay Suggestions
Replies: 59
Views: 1528

Re: Chardonnay Suggestions

I'm sitting here looking at free Wine-Searcher, where both Wally's & Vinfolio are offering Long-Depaquit Moutonne for ONE HUNDRED & FIFTY DOLLARS!!!!! And that's 750ml, not 1500ml. You choose a Grand Cru Monopole as an example....interesting. Lots of generic Chablis, Macon Villages or Pouilly Fuiss...
by Kris Patten
February 16th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay Suggestions
Replies: 59
Views: 1528

Re: Chardonnay Suggestions

Rivers Marie, right at $30.
by Kris Patten
February 16th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 261
Views: 11375

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Paul, I agree. But it is table stakes for folks here being willing to even consider whether Ray is a serious businessman or a modern PT Barnum. Yeah. I gotcha. I'm just commenting (generally) as to how many people today seem to think paying someone what they are owed or "making whole" absolves all ...
by Kris Patten
February 15th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 261
Views: 11375

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Suzanne, were you not paid over what you spent? Let me get this straight. I offered you a 120% refund based on your behavior towards Maison Ilan and myself online. I did as I said, short of transaction fees totaling $30. You received $230 above what you spent...for free, from me. And you are claimi...
by Kris Patten
February 15th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bob Lindquist Leaves Qupe - And 'Starts' Own Brand . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 1247

Re: Bob Lindquisst Leaves Qupe - And 'Starts' Own Brand . . .

Garagiste was doing Qupe 375mls for $6. Guess the fire sale is on.
by Kris Patten
February 15th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 115052

Re: Official Costco Thread

Seattle has mags of Fleur Cardinale 2015 for $85.

As to Tex and Ravenswood, February is Constellation fiscal close, so everyone dumps items in market to make up points and avoid penalties for missing goals. Expect more depending on the market.

No 08 DP or Cristal sightings yet.
by Kris Patten
February 13th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3213
Views: 159214

Re: The Bourbon Thread

OFC 1993 25 year old and Eagle Rare Very Rare Double Eagle 20 Year landed.
by Kris Patten
February 13th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?
Replies: 37
Views: 1646

Re: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?

M. Balk wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 7:55 pm
I do from time to time. A friend is on their list and I buy through them. I find their cab to have a good QPR for napa.
I don't buy them, but it's funny they are considered a QPR now when I remember them being high on the price side in late 90s and early 00s.
by Kris Patten
February 11th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help a newbie with 2016 BDX in the ~$50-$75 range
Replies: 27
Views: 803

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

Contrary to some opinions here, I wouldn't buy anything 2014-2016. I'd go back to 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006 and buy some of the producers or regions suggested, find what I like and what I'd like to age more and then buy 2014-2016 accordingly based on vintages.
by Kris Patten
February 11th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wine Regions You Neglect
Replies: 45
Views: 1347

Re: Great Wine Regions You Neglect

I go in waves based on being ITB, but lately I'd say....

Bandol
Rioja
Campania
Portugal
Santa Barbara
Austria, yes all of Austria
Maconnais
by Kris Patten
February 11th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Trade for 2008 Cristal?
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Trade for 2008 Cristal?

DONE
by Kris Patten
February 11th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inexpensive Bordeaux
Replies: 53
Views: 3149

Re: Inexpensive Bordeaux

No mention of Château Tour Saint Christophe? Too modern in style? Over $20 and heading towards $35. It’s worth the slightly elevated price. FWIW, 2016 is even better than the 2015. There are still stores selling this for about $30. IMO there is no better value for a high-quality wine in Saint Emili...
by Kris Patten
February 10th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3275

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Well, I feel the exact opposite. I think Oregon is head and shoulders above Burgundy for QpR, definitely in the $20-$30 range. I'm with you. especially from a consistency standpoint in that price range. its either a not as good producer or a bad vintage in the 20-30 range for Burgundy I think. That...
by Kris Patten
February 10th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just curious about others collection
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Just curious about others collection

Harvey, Honestly I don't even worry about replacing them, there is always another vintage of the century around the corner....when it comes to CA wines, I make a point of drinking one young and making a note of when I'd revisit the others, every year, 3 years, 5 years, whatever. I always err on the ...
by Kris Patten
February 8th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have your best wine experiences been with white or red?
Replies: 23
Views: 761

Re: Have your best wine experiences been with white or red?

Sparkling. I find a profound white better than a profound red in the case of this question.
by Kris Patten
February 4th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3275

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

If you include Macon, Pouilly Fuisse and Beaujolais as Burgundy, then I think Burgundy takes the belt. If only Cote du Beaune and Nuits then Burgundy by a hair.
by Kris Patten
February 4th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Michael vs Aubert
Replies: 29
Views: 1761

Re: Peter Michael vs Aubert

Okay that's for the input. I'm thinking I will like Aubert Chards better. How about PM's pinots rack up? Within the last couple years I have only been getting more into the wine world and there's so much to learn. For the most part I find myself always gravitating towards pinot and chards. Can you ...
by Kris Patten
February 2nd, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cloudy Montevetrano Ebenezer Seghesio Taylors
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: TN: Cloudy Montevetrano Ebenezer Seghesio Taylors

Always a fun mix to read thru, thanks for posting.
by Kris Patten
February 2nd, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More Reviewer Changes at the Wine Advocate
Replies: 56
Views: 3566

Re: More Reviewer Changes at the Wine Advocate

Larry, do scores still resonate with the buying public and move wine? Absolutely, and epecially at the #1 retailer of wine in the US, Costco. Really only Enthusiast, Advocate, Spectator, and Vinous in a broad retail sense, and then in smaller shops Burghound and Dunnuck, Wine & Spirits not so much.
by Kris Patten
January 30th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: First attempt at apple pie
Replies: 25
Views: 533

Re: First attempt at apple pie

I am not a baker, I'll leave it to those with patience who don't like to tinker.

Anything I try can't compare to grandma, she still makes a ridiculously good oil crust simply by how it feels.....unreal, I still don't comprehend as baking is really science.
by Kris Patten
January 30th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sanguis 1/1
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Sanguis 1/1

His name is Mathias, worked at La Brea when Manfred owned a piece, I believe. Does all his own art for labels, makes very nice reds and whites, worth a try if you're a Central Coast fan.
by Kris Patten
January 29th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?
Replies: 48
Views: 2641

Re: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?

We sell it, but for the same price range as the Da Vinci recommendation you can get a family owned Chianti Classico from Fattoria Petroio.

Agree with all above that Felsina really is a cut above.
by Kris Patten
January 29th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard

Always good, best one I have had was a magnum of 1983 around 2005.
by Kris Patten
January 29th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your go to Wine Publication for wine & vintage info?
Replies: 29
Views: 1186

Re: What is your go to Wine Publication for wine & vintage info?

Vinous is good. Used to to very good - great. Recently it has been turned into the Neal Martin show. Which is not to my liking. So I have asked for a refund for 2019-2020. But I would still recommend it. Burghound is my main jam. I was using Vinous for back up when Tanzer was reviewing Burgundy. No...
by Kris Patten
January 29th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "New World" and "Old World": What do they mean to you?
Replies: 51
Views: 1347

Re: "New World" and "Old World": What do they mean to you?

Exactly same definition in my mind Markus, to often they are interchanged with the terms modern or classic and used to describe a style.
by Kris Patten
January 27th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: If you could only eat at one restaurant in Denver...
Replies: 41
Views: 2869

Re: If you could only eat at one restaurant in Denver...

Bumping for some updates recommendations as I need to be there for 3 nights week after next.
by Kris Patten
January 27th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your go to Wine Publication for wine & vintage info?
Replies: 29
Views: 1186

Re: What is your go to Wine Publication for wine & vintage info?

Vinous is pretty much the broadest scope in town with a great set of reviewers who even cross over areas. Just wish Jeb would end up there. TWA is a distant 2nd, William Kelley and Luis Gutierrez are very good.
by Kris Patten
January 27th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7277

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Rich,

List is awesome, already see some great verticals/themes for dinners or BBQs this spring in your assortment.
by Kris Patten
January 27th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 El Nido Corteo
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: TN: 2015 El Nido Corteo

Clio is a guilty pleasure, never seen this. While I agree the ABV isn't apparent on palate with El Nido wines, my head disagrees with that most mornings after.

Nice note Randy.
by Kris Patten
January 27th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me understand Huet
Replies: 26
Views: 1137

Re: Please help me understand Huet

A. So wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 8:43 am
Dale Williams wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Well I'm pretty sure the 400 g/l is a typo. That's approaching essencia level, and I've never seen that at Huet (or in Loire).
1997 Delesvaux Anthologie has 535 g/L.
Yeah, but it's only a 93 pointer, so pass.
by Kris Patten
January 27th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to drink under $50?
Replies: 34
Views: 1412

Re: What to drink under $50?

I would tell you to find a wine shop with a diverse selection and don't drink anything in the next couple years twice, be it wine, varietal, or vintage, and buy a mix of red, white, rose and sparkling.

At least that is what I'd do if I was 25 again.
by Kris Patten
January 26th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged riesling?
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: Aged riesling?

Hmm, I wouldn't call the wine in that photo deep golden. It does look about what I'd expect from something around 2005. If Richard's wine was significantly darker, I'd call that abnormal. I agree. Certainly, a good spotless will age very well and darken with age, but a 2005 should not look like an ...
by Kris Patten
January 26th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7277

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Rich K0rz€nk0 wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Rich, seems like you are the Mike Evans of Berserker10 Preview Day.
That's a pretty nice compliment from what I've historically seen. :) TY

Then there was a case of Kutch from their mailing list. I'll live.
Winning the title is one thing......retaining it is a whole nother.
by Kris Patten
January 26th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7277

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Rich, seems like you are the Mike Evans of Berserker10 Preview Day.

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