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by Kris Patten
September 9th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Bessin Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Bessin Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

Thanks for note Dennis, haven't tried these, what's the general tariff for PC wines?
by Kris Patten
September 9th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 2687

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

Not a fan as a consumer. It rewards those with money vs. those with time and energy to cellar and age. By holding back you drive up historical vintage pricing due to scarce supply, then release newer vintages at closer to market price. Imagine a pre-mox poster child doing this....high risk move, I'd...
by Kris Patten
September 8th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Bourbon & a pre-prohibition bottle
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Bourbon & a pre-prohibition bottle

Can you post pics of Tullidge and Old Fitz.
by Kris Patten
September 8th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scalette Piantonaia - Galloni 50 Pt TN
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: 2016 Scalette Piantonaia - Galloni 50 Pt TN

I tasted the same wine about a month ago and found it too ripe and syrupy, and said so in my review. My score (to be published on Sept. 12) is more optimistic however. I would hope based on too ripe and syrupy it stayed below 80. I am glad Galloni posted it, if he hadn't and I'd bought that as birt...
by Kris Patten
September 7th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3507
Views: 326390

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Rob Weaver wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 6:35 pm
KevinK wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Whoa the mystery series just escalated quickly... Intel on the cult cab?
Bryant?
Harlan?
Probably Colgin
by Kris Patten
September 7th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mascarello
Replies: 10
Views: 1141

Re: Mascarello

Problem I'd like to have.
by Kris Patten
September 5th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Alban Vineyards Grenache Alban Estate Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2001 Alban Vineyards Grenache Alban Estate Vineyard

I'd consider killing the 98/99 soon, had 96/97 and they were past peak.

Density and style morphed in 2000 IMO.
by Kris Patten
September 5th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Alban Vineyards Grenache Alban Estate Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2001 Alban Vineyards Grenache Alban Estate Vineyard

Good note Buzz.

Separate question: Have you tasted any 2004-2009 Viognier or Roussanne and have they held up or died?
by Kris Patten
September 3rd, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 54
Views: 3440

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

WA is going thru the same grape issues, but keeps it quieter than CA, but there is plenty of wine to be had at great prices. OR hasn't run into it late due to smaller plantings, higher prices, and higher demand vs. supply. To Nate and Larry, I'm sure there is some nice wine available, but I'd assume...
by Kris Patten
September 3rd, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8129

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermentino 2008 on my first date with my now wife.
by Kris Patten
September 2nd, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1441

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

Tajarin con burro e salvia at Spinasse.

Drunken Chicken at Monsoon.
by Kris Patten
September 2nd, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10734
Views: 387059

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2013 Meyney
by Kris Patten
September 2nd, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)

Last place is Bakery Nouveau. After living in Europe, great bread and pastries were hard to come by, and then I found this place. One in Burien, West Seattle and Cap Hill. I have not visited Cap Hill, but the other two are consistently great options for Pain au Chocolate, Twice Baked Almond Croissan...
by Kris Patten
September 2nd, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)

Peel & Press in West Seattle is another place I'd suggest for pizza, great fresh ingredients and good crust, we always order it well done.
by Kris Patten
September 2nd, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)

Did Buddha Ruksa again, repeat on Crispy Garlic Chicken and Won Ton Phad Thai, but switched up #3 to vegetable and tofu Pad See Ew that always seems to come out a star spicier than ordered. Along with fresh rolls I can't recommend this place enough, makes me miss living in West Seattle.
by Kris Patten
September 2nd, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chanterelles.
Replies: 61
Views: 4878

Re: Chanterelles.

I've never liked mushrooms pickled in vinegar. The vinegar just dominates the mushroom flavor. Maybe if I ate them within a couple of days of pickling, they would be fine. But then why bother to pickle? I do really like this recipe for marinated mushrooms, though: https://honest-food.net/italian-ma...
by Kris Patten
September 2nd, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More cab than zin in California?
Replies: 24
Views: 1265

Re: More cab than zin in California?

AD Northup wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 10:44 am
Can someone educate me on "rubired"? Is this one that goes into all the mass produced blends out there?
I think this is what they use to make MegaPurple, so a little adds color vs. vinifying it.
by Kris Patten
September 2nd, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Chateau Montus Madiran
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: TN: Chateau Montus, Madiran 2011

Arv,

I have a 1995 somewhere in cellar. This was surprisingly approachable.
by Kris Patten
September 1st, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: TN: 1997 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio

The Riserva is a no-brainer buy each year, I have never actually seen Il Poggio in WA.

Value and age ability is becoming rare, Chianti now delivers it where so many did before.
by Kris Patten
September 1st, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 5942

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Worst wine I have ever tasted was one I made, Mourvedre from Elephant Mountain in WA, 4th or 5th leaf, new American oak, thinking I could replicate Clio and 100 year old vines in Monastrell, when my buddy John and I were drinking alot of big wines at the time. It was like sniffing and drinking dried...
by Kris Patten
September 1st, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Chateau Montus Madiran
Replies: 6
Views: 386

TN: 2011 Chateau Montus Madiran

I could have easily guessed this as Sociando Mallet, with the savory herbal component. Black and red fruits intermingle with savory green herbs, saddle leather and tobacco and medium plus acidity. Hard to believe this isn't Bordeaux but 80% Tannat and 20% Cabernet. Really cool wine and happy to have...
by Kris Patten
September 1st, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: TN: 2008 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Chambolle-Musigny

Thanks for the note, have a 1er I've been wanting to check on, but will likely wait til age 20.
by Kris Patten
September 1st, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1453

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

1996 Ramonet Ruchottes was my first, youngest was 2005 Jadot Chevy Demoiselles in 2011.
by Kris Patten
September 1st, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3507
Views: 326390

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Curious what the Champagne vertical is. Weekend The Specials #3 – Champagne Dear Friends, This late disgorged set is as hard to come by as it gets – there’s only one set listed anywhere in the world and it’s in Europe (at $750-800). The set contains one bottle of 1996, 1998, 2002 and 2004 from the s...
by Kris Patten
August 31st, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 2956

Re: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

Jim,

Don't you have some DA's or something you can withhold?

I'd love to say everyone in this industry works with integrity, because it really is people industry and things like this travel, but like every industry there are bad people.
by Kris Patten
August 31st, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 778
Views: 50054

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Any opinions on Vollereaux?

Brut
Rose
Blanc de Blanc
Cuvee Marguerite

Cheers.
by Kris Patten
August 31st, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes
Replies: 24
Views: 1207

Re: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes

Pat,

My guess is those bottles will have Euro tax stamps on them. I couldn't sell it for that with stock we get from the US Importer.
by Kris Patten
August 30th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes
Replies: 24
Views: 1207

Re: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes

Kent Comley wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Pat Martin wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Just purchased some 2017 Niellon Chassagne Montrachet for $42.50 thanks to this thread.
Pleased to be a facilitator! Great price Pat - 50% of the wholesale price here.
Yeah, that price is unreal.
by Kris Patten
August 30th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1648

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

Craig G wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Golf notes are useless without scores.
Huge +1.
by Kris Patten
August 30th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label
Replies: 31
Views: 1301

Re: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label

What are you thinking by long haul on Giacosa, Adrian, have a mag that would like some feedback.....
by Kris Patten
August 28th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes
Replies: 24
Views: 1207

Re: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes

Thanks Kris. I look forward to your thoughts. I did try the Chassagne rouge AC that was quite pretty and tender, very much in teh jubey red fruit spectrum. Tardy in posting, but tried 3 of the wines amongst other producers including Chavy and Pierre Labet. Niellon 2017 Chassagne Montrachet, 1er Cha...
by Kris Patten
August 28th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1775

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

Red: Sangiovese, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Gamay

White: Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Melon de Bourgogne
by Kris Patten
August 28th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers
Replies: 46
Views: 1860

Re: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers

I'd focus on vintage vs. producer. Find cooler years and go with better producers, off top of my head, 99, 01, 04, 08, 11 all had more restrained wines. People will bash Clos St. Jean or others, but I enjoy the wines in cool years.
by Kris Patten
August 23rd, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil
Replies: 24
Views: 1013

Re: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil

Chimichurri can be a blend of many different herbs, parsley is not the only option and basil can be combined with parsley.
by Kris Patten
August 21st, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Domaine des Hautes Cornières Santenay 1er Cru La Comme
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: TN: 1978 Domaine des Hautes Cornières Santenay 1er Cru La Comme

Never heard of this producer. Nice performance.
by Kris Patten
August 20th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: TN: 2000 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

John Glas wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Once Mondavi sold the wine has gone way downhill. You have a reserve label. I assume you had the Napa as the Reserve for $20 would be a steal!
Please indicate why, of all wineries, I think this had the very least disruption across the wines after selling.
by Kris Patten
August 19th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1354
Views: 69638

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Sweet corn risotto.
by Kris Patten
August 19th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block

+1 It sucks that this is the only way they retail the wine. If it could be shipped I would order 6 bottles a year. I have never tasted another SB that has the gravitas that this wine has. Any other nominations for an equivalent wine? the other bonus is that the price never really escalates that muc...
by Kris Patten
August 19th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block

J. Rock wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 12:16 pm
This sounds great, but I can't find the bottle for sale on wine-searcher. Is there another similar wine (even if it's younger) that's a bit more readily available?
The Reserve Fume Blanc.
by Kris Patten
August 18th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3399
Views: 183606

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Traveling out to Seattle this weekend. Any good spots to get some bourbon I may not be able to get in Atlanta? Best Whiskey selection in America is Canon, you'll pay up for it, up on Capitol Hill. I'd also suggest Rockcreek, Zig Zag, Bitteroot, WhiskyBar, and Radiator Whiskey. +1 on Canon, hands do...
by Kris Patten
August 18th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whistle Pig 18 Rye
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Whistle Pig 18 Rye

I haven't heard of this release yet but my distributors suck. I have to tell them what's coming out. It's like my second job. Personally I prefer the younger WP's. If you like the Boss Hog then you will probably like this. Boss hog wholesale in IL is $400 so I don't think this is out of line. If yo...
by Kris Patten
August 18th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Nebbiolos...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: TN: Three Nebbiolos...(short/boring)

15.5% sounds really high for Valtellina.

Any other producers making these with high alcohol %?
by Kris Patten
August 18th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines to bring back from Europe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1441

Re: Which wines to bring back from Europe?

Roulot, Coche, Raveneau, lots of white Burgs. Not sure you'll find them at retail though, but wine list pricing is usually below US retail.
by Kris Patten
August 18th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 44
Views: 1497

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

Paul Jaouen wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 8:33 am
Got to drink 08 Cristal last night and all I can say is that I'm very happy my buddy has another 180 bottles in his cellar.
I can't imagine having $40k of one wine, but if I did that might be one....or 360 bottles of 2008 CdC.
by Kris Patten
August 17th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OK to store long-term in OWC?
Replies: 37
Views: 2095

Re: OK to store long-term in OWC?

What's up with the case of Gordon's Gin or Vodka? Odd cellar occupant. I store my wines the Gordon's Wine & Spirits offsite storage warehouse near Boston! I use their boxes. Yes, if it were a case of vodka, I think my site credentials would get revoked. [snort.gif] Gordon's does a great job - full ...
by Kris Patten
August 17th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OK to store long-term in OWC?
Replies: 37
Views: 2095

Re: OK to store long-term in OWC?

What's up with the case of Gordon's Gin or Vodka?

Odd cellar occupant.
by Kris Patten
August 16th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3507
Views: 326390

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Odds of guessing the winery, <5%. Odds of distinct cola on the nose >95%. Off base. * reiterating I have sold wine to Garagiste. Jon had a great niche not hitting WSPro and being a great spot to clear out wines, especially imports, that have trouble selling thru in US. Over the past few years every...
by Kris Patten
August 16th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '99 Barthod - Chambolle-Musigny - Beaux Bruns
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: TN: '99 Barthod - Chambolle-Musigny - Beaux Bruns

Nice note. I'd expect at year 20 wines like this would provide immense pleasure. Great showing.
by Kris Patten
August 16th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11661
Views: 556271

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

c fu wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 7:18 pm
10 gonon vv! * drool*
Cool.

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