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by Patrick T a y l o r
October 22nd, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'll take "Pinot vs Pauillac" for $2000, Alex
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

I'll take "Pinot vs Pauillac" for $2000, Alex

"None of the diners appeared to initially spot the error..."

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/new- ... 51-446051/
by Patrick T a y l o r
October 19th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 1925

Re: 1981 Help!

The other way to look at it is to get a bottle the year your brother turned 21.

On Winebid, the 2002 Harlan Estate is looking pretty good, among other things.

https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Items/2 ... Descending
by Patrick T a y l o r
October 16th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what to choose from the winelist...
Replies: 15
Views: 1592

Re: what to choose from the winelist...

well, today at another nice hotel in Sweden - there was also a few gems on the wine list. Picked Robert Arnoux Clos de Vougeot 1976 at 200 euro amazing complex and mesmerizing nose, followed up by a velvet like taste, first soft, but then building up in power, delivering layers of red mature fruit ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
October 16th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 82
Views: 3681

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

The prices are good, kind of at the lowest end of internet retail. And . . . they show up on the CC statement as Trader Joe's, not Hi Time or Wine Exchange. This is by far the most important comment in this thread. Same reason I picked up Sam Adam's Octoberfest at Walmart this morning. Also good at...
by Patrick T a y l o r
October 16th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 82
Views: 3681

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

The prices are good, kind of at the lowest end of internet retail. And . . . they show up on the CC statement as Trader Joe's, not Hi Time or Wine Exchange. This is by far the most important comment in this thread. Same reason I picked up Sam Adam's Octoberfest at Walmart this morning. Also good at...
by Patrick T a y l o r
October 13th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 669
Views: 44446

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Sean_S wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 3:11 pm
I'm attempting to age them, I'm just not doing a good job. If I really didn't want to drink them I need to hide them at a friends house.

Sean
Kind of like the time I put a box of donuts on the floor of the passenger side, so I couldn't get to them while driving.

(Narrator: He got to them.)
by Patrick T a y l o r
October 13th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 669
Views: 44446

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Sean_S wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 7:59 am
That my problem with the crack and the WR Chardonnay. I'm down to one bottle each of 15 and 16. CT says we have downed 5 bottles of the 18 Dundee Hills so far....
Pro tip. Buy 12 more of each but don't put them in CT. Makes it look like you're aging those last bottles. :)
by Patrick T a y l o r
October 10th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 349
Views: 32018

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

O'Shaughnessy is not releasing a 2020 vintage. But at least the winery was saved, twice. Hope the worst of it is over.
by Patrick T a y l o r
October 9th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59791

Re: #GlassFire

O'Shaughnessy winery has been saved twice, but they are not making a 2020 vintage.
by Patrick T a y l o r
October 9th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?
Replies: 38
Views: 1808

Re: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?

Grassl kicks assl.
by Patrick T a y l o r
October 2nd, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughtful Article on 2020 Burgundy Vintage
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Thoughtful Article on 2020 Burgundy Vintage

You're welcome!

I hope a lot of people read the article. It was chock full of great info and quotes from several producers.
by Patrick T a y l o r
October 1st, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59791

Re: #GlassFire

This is distressing... 10 min ago from a fire chaser up on Howell Mtn... https://twitter.com/CphilpottCraig/status/1311798222776537088 That is terrible news. Someone from O'Shaughnessy had posted just yesterday that a skeleton crew of employees and friends - with help from Cal Fire crews when they ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
October 1st, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughtful Article on 2020 Burgundy Vintage
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Thoughtful Article on 2020 Burgundy Vintage

Here's a nice article on the 2020 vintage in Burgundy.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/10 ... pectations

Interesting argument that early harvest does not necessarily mean a hot vintage.
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 21st, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"

To be fully accurate, "Speed laser find Herb" from the OP was actually a voice-dictation fail rather than an auto-correct fail. But yesterday auto-correct wanted me to call everyone's favorite second-growth Pauillac "Chateau Pichon-Laplander." Chateau Pichon-Laplander. Notes of fir tree, lutefisk, ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 21st, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 E. Pira & Figli (Chiara Boschis) Barolo Via Nuova
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: TN: 2016 E. Pira & Figli (Chiara Boschis) Barolo Via Nuova

Chiara Boschis did a tasting in Indianapolis in March 2018. Her Barolo Cannubi (2013 perhaps?) was fantastic but out of my price range. I did buy 3 bottles of her 2015 Barbera d'Alba. I drank one last year and it was stellar.
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 21st, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 702
Views: 76252

Re: Official WTSO thread

2000 Fontanafredda Lazzarito is up for $69.99. It is the regular Lazzarito bottling.
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 20th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 590
Views: 49441

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Opened my first Sandler Pinot Noir this evening - 2017 10th Anniversary BD Cuvee from a BD10 purchase. I did the wine no favors by serving it right after finishing a last glass of leftover Zinfandel. My first impression was that the Sandler was thin and not impressive. But first impressions are not...
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 18th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Some things you have learned about wine drinking?
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: Some things you have learned about wine drinking?

Do buy a bunch of something you really like. You'll miss it when it is gone. Do not be afraid to pass on a "great" deal. There will be another one tomorrow. Do travel to a wine region, at least once. Do not follow the crowd, unless that crowd is Oregon Pinot Noir. :) Do check Cellartracker, especial...
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 14th, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2353

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Proof that 2020 is the gift that keeps on giving, Taco Bell now has wine. In Canada. https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/14/business/taco-bell-wine-canada/index.html Sean Sydney, we expect tasting notes. I always think its so classy when people get the little umlauts over the letters. Me too. Bless your he...
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 14th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2353

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Anton D wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Primitivo Radio Gods?

Rhone Justice?

The Gamay?

Tommy Bolin’s Sweet Burgundy.

Rico Soave!

Oldie: Herman’s Hermitage.
Blind Melon de Bourgogne

Mötley Crüe Bourgeois

Emerson, Lake & Pahlmeyer

Oldie: Vinny Albarino
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 14th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 590
Views: 49441

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2017 Liquid Farm La Hermana Chard Thursday. Yum. My favorite in their lineup - i've been through a few this summer! I drank a bottle back in March and found it a little clumsy and maybe reductive. Possibly travel shock or maybe just youth. But the bottle last week had totally come into its own. Wil...
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 14th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2353

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 9:19 am
I commit to doing my best to find, drink, and provide a TN for Jalapeño Noir.

(Via google, I found who is making the wine, and I have never heard of them. My hopes are not high.)
I hear it's only available in the finer areas of Toronto, like Scarborough.
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 14th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A Couple of 2016 Oregon Pinots (Franny Beck & Haden Fig)
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: TNs: A Couple of 2016 Oregon Pinots (Franny Beck & Haden Fig)

Sent some good vibes out to the folks of Oregon this weekend and checked in a couple of rando pinots I have accumulated as I learn more about Orgeon pinot. Still learning, and from what I am told, these wines are very '16. I enjoyed them, while they did push my comfort zone in terms of really ripe ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 14th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2353

Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Proof that 2020 is the gift that keeps on giving, Taco Bell now has wine. In Canada.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/14/business ... index.html

Sean Sydney, we expect tasting notes.
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 14th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 185
Views: 10449

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

What is the oldest bottle of Carignan anyone here has tasted (that was still sound)? I also haven't had anything terribly old. In 2013-14, I drank several bottles of 2006 Domaine Gilles Troullier Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes L'Indigène. One of my all time favorite Last Bottle Wine QPRs. Gilles o...
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 12th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Palacio da Brejoeira Vinho Verde "Alvarinho"
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: TN: 2018 Palacio da Brejoeira Vinho Verde "Alvarinho"

I visited in mid-December 2019, so lots of places were closed. And I was only there for 1 day, as Lagos was a stopover from Lisbon to Tarifa. I would like to go back and spend more time there. And I'd like to go to the Douro region, and Porto... Pro tip: Algarve has crazy toll roads. You really have...
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 12th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"

I started out well, and went downhill after that:

Beaujolais
Saint Amore
Julie Nas
Shainas
Mulan of all
Flurry
She rubella
Morgan
Rain yay
Ru Yi
Coat the brewery
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 12th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Palacio da Brejoeira Vinho Verde "Alvarinho"
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: TN: 2018 Palacio da Brejoeira Vinho Verde "Alvarinho"

Jim Stewart wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 3:49 am
Nice description of the wine.
Thank you!
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 12th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Palacio da Brejoeira Vinho Verde "Alvarinho"
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: TN: 2018 Palacio da Brejoeira Vinho Verde "Alvarinho"

Oh yeah - next time you are in Lagos and need a bottle, go to Garrafeira Portos. A very excellent wine shop.

And for dinner, I suggest O Camino:

https://camilorestaurante.com/en/.
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 12th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Palacio da Brejoeira Vinho Verde "Alvarinho"
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: TN: 2018 Palacio da Brejoeira Vinho Verde "Alvarinho"

Thanks for the note. Lagos is one of my favorite places on Earth: I spent all of my childhood holidays there, and now enjoy going back on occasion (as I did this year). It's a very different place from the rest of the Algarve. Albariño (Spain) and Alvarinho (Portugal) are considered to be fairly di...
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 11th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 51
Views: 3858

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Just took delivery of 2019 Lapierre Morgon S, and it's bloody delicious. Blue and red berry fruit, violets, a little spicy on the long finish. It's going to be really hard to keep my hands off these. Better send some to my offsite very quickly. It's going to be great with pan-seared magret tonight....
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 9th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Palacio da Brejoeira Vinho Verde "Alvarinho"
Replies: 9
Views: 289

TN: 2018 Palacio da Brejoeira Vinho Verde "Alvarinho"

2018 Palacio da Brejoeira Vinho Verde "Alvarinho" - Portugal, Minho, Vinho Verde (9/9/2020) Wine is often about a sense of place. Sometimes this is a general feeling, and other times it is a literal place. This bottle was a vacation purchase at a small shop in Lagos, Portugal in December 2019. What...
by Patrick T a y l o r
September 4th, 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST

Sean, thanks for hosting the call!
by Patrick T a y l o r
August 30th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8069
Views: 547600

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Bob Forner wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Patrick T a y l o r wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 11:26 am
cnalda wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 3:22 pm


Ditto.....
How much was the Et Fille Deux Vert?
$22/bottle all in.
Thank you. That's a nice price.
by Patrick T a y l o r
August 29th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8069
Views: 547600

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I've been reviewing the wines offered by looking in Vinelog. One wine that may be under appreciated is Et Fille Pinot Noir. Actually, there have been several. They make straight ahead, middle of the spectrum, downright delicious Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. The de Negoce wines sure have tamped my ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
August 29th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO
Replies: 16
Views: 2322

Re: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO

So if they get $60/bottle from fence they cleared $7 grand Oooh, I might be able to get these for $60? Thieves, if you’re reading this, PM me. I can pay by Venmo or PayPal, and I can keep my mouth shut. I’ll even pay ground shipping if you can hold for cooler weather. I'll be carefully reading the ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
August 25th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite QPR wine under $25
Replies: 70
Views: 4470

Re: Favorite QPR wine under $25

Chateau Thivin Brouilly is sub-$25 (barely) and ageworthy.
by Patrick T a y l o r
August 24th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Large Format Napa Cabernet/Blend
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Large Format Napa Cabernet/Blend

Nick F. wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Anyone in the Chicago area looking to sell any large format Napa cab/cab blend?

Prefer 3L or above...Its for a birthday present. I am

Thanks
If you don't find any sellers, Flickinger's and Binnys have some.
by Patrick T a y l o r
August 21st, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Moving The Collection
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Moving The Collection

Welcome to the board, Eric! Another +1 for the car. I once schlepped 2 cases over 1000 miles. It took me 3 days. Carrying them into and out of the hotels was a real pain, but doable. I would suggest going to a local wine shop and getting a few different sized cardboard boxes. You should be able to f...
by Patrick T a y l o r
August 17th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 669
Views: 44446

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Al Osterheld wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 7:55 am
I intended to buy from both of them but didn't notice the deadline and forgot the offers as reality intruded.
I think the deadline is more of a guideline. If you email and ask nicely, I suspect you can still get in on the offer.
by Patrick T a y l o r
August 13th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: I want to sample older vintages
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: I want to sample older vintages

Storage and provenance are very important. Doing some sleuthing on Cellartracker is helpful. And there are lots of knowledgeable people on this board who are familiar with your price range. But I would also suggest finding a really good local wine shop. They probably won't have any 20 year old bottl...
by Patrick T a y l o r
August 13th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: central coast GSM vs. Rhone
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: central coast GSM vs. Rhone

This is a good question. I would suggest moving it to the "Wine Talk" forum. It will get more eyeballs and comments.
by Patrick T a y l o r
August 3rd, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 65
Views: 3798

Re: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 2:58 pm
One last point: even more than usual, for 2018, I think there should be an emphasis on the serving temp of Beaujolais wines. Feels like the sweet spot is ~15 degrees celsius to keep them nice and brisk.
What red is most affected by serving temp would be a great thread.
by Patrick T a y l o r
August 2nd, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 65
Views: 3798

Re: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

14.5 for a bojo? I hope that is not a trend.
by Patrick T a y l o r
July 29th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Learning Italian wine tasting recs
Replies: 26
Views: 1391

Re: Learning Italian wine tasting recs

Otto, thanks for taking the time to make that list, very helpful. Otto's list is great. And Ian had a good suggestion to try Brunello, Chianti Classico, and Chianti. I agree that Sangiovese is an acquired taste. My palate is happy with cheaper Chianti. Yours might not be so happy. It sounds like yo...
by Patrick T a y l o r
July 7th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Blow Out on Jaffurs Whites
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Summer Blow Out on Jaffurs Whites

Thank you for the PSA!
by Patrick T a y l o r
June 27th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and Sleep (or Lack Thereof)
Replies: 48
Views: 2706

Re: Wine and Sleep (or Lack Thereof)

In the past year i've noticed I will wake up between 3 and 330am without fail if I drink after 9pm. (I'm mid 40's). Never had an issue earlier in life. Watch the Netflix show "The Truth about Alcohol" there's one segment where the host goes to a sleep clinic and they monitor his sleep after a doubl...
by Patrick T a y l o r
June 27th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?
Replies: 37
Views: 2689

Re: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?

Hello all. newhere I am fairly new to international wine and have typically bought most of my wine via online/wine store/commercial purchases. There aren't any local places here in Indiana that know much about these wines... Where are you in Indiana? I am west of Indianapolis. Feel free to send me ...

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