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by Kris Patten
December 10th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Christmas Wine

Second the motion for Chave Hermitage.
by Kris Patten
December 8th, 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1231

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

I have found two reasons, one of which is mentioned many times, fine sediment, the second is Burgundy's tendency to lighter color and a more transparent hue making it easier to see the cloudiness vs. BDX or Syrah which carry more color. They can still be cloudy, I just find it easier to see in Pinot...
by Kris Patten
December 8th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crap Alert! 2016 TJ’s Platinum Reserve Yountville Cabernet
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

Re: Crap Alert! 2016 TJ’s Platinum Reserve Yountville Cabernet

People like what people like, this site is an exceptionally small subset of the wine drinking public....99.99999% of people don't want to discuss it, they just want to drink it. That same % of wine is consumed within 24 hours of purchase. I appreciate both kinds of consumers. For inexpensive at TJs ...
by Kris Patten
December 8th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 196

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

Cold Creek is one of the really old vineyards for WA, planted in 1972, I believe. Produces wonderful Cab, Franc, Merlot, Chard and Riesling, very rare for a vineyard anywhere in the world.
by Kris Patten
December 8th, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 64
Views: 2186

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

And that includes: Classico, Riserva, and Gran Selezione. I'm looking for a Chianti that goes beyond just being very good. I want one that has the potential to be profound. Any suggestions? Thanks. What reds have you had that you find profound? Not sure how it's germane to the question at hand, but...
by Kris Patten
December 7th, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 64
Views: 2186

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

Michael S. Monie wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 3:46 pm
And that includes: Classico, Riserva, and Gran Selezione. I'm looking for a Chianti that goes beyond just being very good. I want one that has the potential to be profound. Any suggestions? Thanks.
What reds have you had that you find profound?
by Kris Patten
December 6th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea

2004 at Leflaive always felt highly sulphured on release, more so than prior vintages. Glad it showed well and thanks for sharing all the rest of notes. Staggering evening.
by Kris Patten
December 3rd, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: 2001 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

This is made from the now Scarecrow block of the Cohn vineyard Coppola bought to reunite the old Inglenook property.
by Kris Patten
December 1st, 2018, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FINAL TALLY Week 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Back to its roots: California Zinfandel for Jason Hagen 11/28 - 12/4
Replies: 100
Views: 2199

Re: Week 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Back to its roots: California Zinfandel for Jason Hagen 11/28 - 12/4

J. Lohr Bramblewood Old Vines Zinfandel, Lodi, CA 1998
Ironically smells brambly with dried blackberry and raspberry. Leather, dried fruits and flowers and soft tannins dominate the palate. Not a great old Zinfandel, but a good old Zinfandel at 20 years.
by Kris Patten
December 1st, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Random Italians with a surprising star
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: Random Italians with a surprising star

Dan, applaud and love your commitment to drink outside your book and see what the world has to offer. I find too many ITB only "drink what they sell", that is a big mistake IMO and lessens your odds of selling your own wines by not tasting what is also being shown to buyers.
by Kris Patten
November 30th, 2018, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Willow Creek Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: TN: 2006 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Willow Creek Vineyard

I age some OV, but all the others get crushed within 6 months of arrival.
by Kris Patten
November 30th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!
Replies: 44
Views: 2299

Re: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!

The notes I have read are not helpful descriptions....every note has 1-4 of the following words: firm, grainy, chewy and herbal.
by Kris Patten
November 30th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shameless point chaser 100 point CDP question
Replies: 26
Views: 1238

Re: Shameless point chaser 100 point CDP question

If you buy a 2007, you should also get Hominis Fides to compare contrast with CdP, also 100 pointer.
by Kris Patten
November 30th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...
Replies: 66
Views: 1795

Re: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...

Currently Cayuse dominates my cellar for WA wines and we will continue to purchase as our one 'splurge' locally. I have a stash of some older Betz and QC but no longer purchase from either. Another winery I have not seen mentioned that I always enjoy is Syncline out of the Columbia Gorge. Price poi...
by Kris Patten
November 29th, 2018, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3941

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

I'm thinking someone created the Jason Hernandez account to be funny. No, it's not fake. I prosecuted Rudy Kurniawan. Happy to prove that it's me if someone explains to me how I can include an attachment in a post. Jason Oddly I looked at your join date and assumed it was you. Awesome way to enter ...
by Kris Patten
November 28th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul’s excellent krug adventure
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Paul’s excellent krug adventure

Wow, awesome flight of Krug's. (or whatever the plural of Krug is)
by Kris Patten
November 28th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Some fun ones in Montreal-04 Allemand+10 Roulot Luchets
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: TNs: Some fun ones in Montreal-04 Allemand+10 Roulot Luchets

Keith A k e r s wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 8:00 am
Kris Patten wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 7:04 am
Glad to see such good performances. Lots of #, impressive commitment to the #.

I have friends who are much much worse on the # [wow.gif]
Yea, I know a guy who speaks in hashtag.... #superannoying
by Kris Patten
November 28th, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Some fun ones in Montreal-04 Allemand+10 Roulot Luchets
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: TNs: Some fun ones in Montreal-04 Allemand+10 Roulot Luchets

Glad to see such good performances. Lots of #, impressive commitment to the #.
by Kris Patten
November 28th, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite restaurant wine program
Replies: 27
Views: 1169

Re: Favorite restaurant wine program

In Washington, big fan of Wild Ginger programs, lots of great bottles under $50 and the trophies aren't priced like trophies.
by Kris Patten
November 28th, 2018, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...
Replies: 66
Views: 1795

Re: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...

I don't own a single bottle of wine from Washington. I too -- no doubt unfairly -- have painted with too broad a brush that the wines are a bit big and '90s Aussie-like for my palate, based on some fruit-bomb Syrahs I had a decade or so ago. I would appreciate any recs for lower-alcohol, rocky and ...
by Kris Patten
November 27th, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hottest On/Off Prem Trends for 2019?
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Hottest On/Off Prem Trends for 2019?

Nick,

If you're ITB it really should be in your signature line. May be more willing to share if everyone is clear what you do ITB.
by Kris Patten
November 27th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...
Replies: 66
Views: 1795

Re: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...

Washington in general is a very young wine industry, for many in the 70s and 80s and even 90s owning a vineyard or making wine was a side job. Until 2000s when wineries exploded in WA we had about 200, now in 2018 we have almost 1000. People are still finding their way, finding the right place for g...
by Kris Patten
November 26th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1410

Re: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay ....added 2008

It was interesting to say the least. My takeaway is they make very good to excellent Chardonnay, and are one of the top in California, if not in the US. As a side note they also offered to replace the 2 corked bottles and 2 oxidized bottles, so their customer service hasn't slipped a bit. Very good ...
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1410

Re: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay ....added 2008

Tried to get a couple more vintages in, but a troublesome duo of 2010 Alpine and a corked 2009 Santa Cruz made another trip to cellar for 2009 and 2011 Horseshoe a necessity. I won't grade the other Alpines, but Horseshoe's were both winners. Both had a great nose of spice, almonds, yellow apple, un...
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: TN: 2014 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Listen all, 93 today from Adrian could be 99 in 20 years.
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two NapaVlly Vermouths...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: TN: Two NapaVlly Vermouths...(short/boring)

Josh, Tom, Not a personal shot, but with the accessibility of Vermouth today and the quality, I try many, but havent found a better Vermouth than Carpano Antica (before or after I've sold it) and the fact there are so many great craft items out there from Italy and Spain, many of which border on Ama...
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ramonet | Raveneau | PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Re: Ramonet | Raveneau | PYCM

Was thinking lobster or a scallop dish....
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ramonet | Raveneau | PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Re: Ramonet | Raveneau | PYCM

Unbelievable flight of whites. For those who've replied, what is your dream food pairing for this flight?
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: TN: 2014 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Here's where 93 confused me with no CT link. Feels like a bad buy. Would you buy and cellar?
by Kris Patten
November 25th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two NapaVlly Vermouths...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: TN: Two NapaVlly Vermouths...(short/boring)

Curious why you'd drink these for the price over what is available in Italy and Spain.
by Kris Patten
November 24th, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1410

Re: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay ....added 2008

2008 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay What a great nose of apple, honeysuckle, spice, almond skin and meyer lemon. Palate shows a menagerie of yellow and green fruits giving it balance, with a floral element, cardomom and a touch of residual oak. Really well balanced and my second favorite revisitin...
by Kris Patten
November 24th, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1410

Re: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay ....added 2008

2009 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay Color pours a tad darker than the 2007. Yellow apple, lemon, orange zest and pineapple with a touch of spice, less than previous two wines. Palate is ripe and shows medium minus acidity. Yellow fruits and missing a bit of zip to really balance and flesh out the ...
by Kris Patten
November 24th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Lagier Meredith Syrah (Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley )
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: TN: 2001 Lagier Meredith Syrah (Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley )

Sounds great, nice actual note. [thumbs-up.gif]
by Kris Patten
November 24th, 2018, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Chezeaux Boudots & 2005 La Croix St Georges
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: TN: 2009 Chezeaux Boudots & 2005 La Croix St Georges

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 9:14 pm
Is that chezeaux made by ponsot?
Nope, back when PC was still shipping wines they used to offer quite a few Chezeaux 1ers for $25-$40 and Bourgogne for $15. One of the wines that always showed up.
by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Chezeaux Boudots & 2005 La Croix St Georges
Replies: 4
Views: 214

TN: 2009 Chezeaux Boudots & 2005 La Croix St Georges

Couple wines for holidays. Jerome Chezeaux Nuits St Georges 1er Aux Boudots 2009 Pours a very pale pink, but has nice aromatics of iron, underripe strawberry, cranberry and rhubarb with a touch of spice. Palate starts very angular, but after an hour puts on some weight and adds depth adding some rea...
by Kris Patten
November 23rd, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pick a champagne
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: Pick a champagne

02 Krug, especially over a multi course menu as you can watch it open up and develop over dinner.
by Kris Patten
November 22nd, 2018, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 SQN Ode To E Syrah.. how much air
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: 2003 SQN Ode To E Syrah.. how much air

How did this perform Harris? What treatment did you decide on?
by Kris Patten
November 22nd, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 216
Views: 7060

Re: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?

Couple bottles of Treveri Rose to start the day and a bottle of Jerome Chezeaux NSG Aux Boudots 2009 with dinner is sitting in decanter. PC sticker on back.
by Kris Patten
November 22nd, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Isole e Olena Cepparello Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: TN: 2010 Isole e Olena Cepparello Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

One of the first wines Mauro at Assaggio told me we had to try when I was younger was Cepparello. Thanks for bringing back a memory with your note.
by Kris Patten
November 20th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tales of Actual Heat Damage
Replies: 27
Views: 1268

Re: Tales of Actual Heat Damage

I find heat damage is a bit like aging to hyper-aging wine, unless it gets into mid-80s up for consistent times. Even wines I have left in a garage or trunk don't go belly up, so my experiences don't mirror yours.

Sorry you lost some nice wines, that sucks.
by Kris Patten
November 20th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rivers Marie Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 492

TN: Rivers Marie Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2016

Arrived yesterday at office, took it home today, ripped a brand new cork out. Very primary nose of black and blue fruits, florals, spice, wine is opaque and purple to the rim. Palate has sweet ripe tannins and shows blackberry, cassis, currant, lavender, and florals with a nice streak of acid and ju...
by Kris Patten
November 20th, 2018, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Rivers-Marie All Right?
Replies: 24
Views: 2029

Re: Is Rivers-Marie All Right?

Wish I'd bought 6 more. Will post a note.
by Kris Patten
November 20th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Rivers-Marie All Right?
Replies: 24
Views: 2029

Re: Is Rivers-Marie All Right?

Just Pobega'd a 16 Napa, arrived yesterday.
by Kris Patten
November 18th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1410

Re: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 06, 07 and added 09, 10

Added 2009. 2010 was corked, will try last 2010 soon.
by Kris Patten
November 17th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1410

Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011

After reading some concerning notes in another thread about Rhys Chardonnays, I decided to grab all in cellar, line them up and see what I have and go thru them over the next couple weeks. Turns out there is 2006 - 2010 Alpines, a 2011 Horseshoe and a single 2009 Santa Cruz. Why not start at the beg...
by Kris Patten
November 17th, 2018, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some 2018 Musings
Replies: 36
Views: 2193

Re: Some 2018 Musings

Nice to see people can be introspective and listen to their tastes and how those develop over time. Congratulations on finding your new happy spot. Interesting reading some of the bolded topics and how that subject inspired a thought in my mind. Champagne would be all sparkling wine, to include dome...
by Kris Patten
November 16th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Chateau Smith Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux
Replies: 0
Views: 248

TN: 2011 Chateau Smith Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

After the blockbusters in 2009/10, which I didn't purchase, I got a case of 2011 at a price too good to resist. Popped and had a sip and recorked it on counter, but never got to it til tonight, so it sat for 24 hours. Has a nose of cool dark and red fruits, spice and purple flowers. Palate is loaded...
by Kris Patten
November 16th, 2018, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7071

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

Ends up being one of the best Top 100 lists I have seen in years, good diversity and all are fairly accessible.
by Kris Patten
November 15th, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7071

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

jbray23 wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 2:45 pm
WS still moves the needle plenty, I sell Bedrock in Wa state and have had a ton of inquiries about a wine that was sold out 5 months ago....
+100

Anything that hits is huge for handful of restaurants and big chunk of retail.

Like Jason....Thanks Volpaia, you sold out months ago.

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