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by Geoff F.
September 24th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Invino.com
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Retailer Check: Invino.com

That's good to hear, and explains why they're carrying so many of the same bottles I remember seeing in the Last Bottle marathons. I've had good luck with both Last Bottle and First Bottle.
by Geoff F.
September 23rd, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weirdest bottle you've consumed during the pandemic?
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Weirdest bottle you've consumed during the pandemic?

I've been consuming "treat yourself" bottles a little more frequently during the pandemic, but I've also been seeking out curiosities and off-the-wall bottles as a form of entertainment. I've had good Hungarian dry Furmint, Friuili from the late 90s, and still Pinot Meunier from Germany, but the wei...
by Geoff F.
September 23rd, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Invino.com
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Retailer Check: Invino.com

I had poor luck with them about a year and a half ago (bottles purchased in April 2019) - two bottles of 2010 Aurelien Verdet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts that tasted like they had been questionably stored (with two more to go), and some 2011/2013 Domaine Matrot 1er white burgs that were pr...
by Geoff F.
September 21st, 2020, 12:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1484
Views: 90462

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

A reload of 2016 Cavallotto for $75 again. Down to less than a case left on the site.

When they say "late fall" how late are they typically talking?
by Geoff F.
September 15th, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12338
Views: 469925

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2018 Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir. What a tasty bottle of wine, especially for $30.
by Geoff F.
September 15th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 152
Views: 7815

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Had a 2009 Evening Land Chardonnay Mad Hatter over the weekend, and I was floored by how well it showed. It paired perfectly with a seared scallop roll, and paired perfectly with both the scallop's sweetness, the lemon butter, and the herb blend I used (thyme and oregano). It held up nicely over thr...
by Geoff F.
September 3rd, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 65
Views: 2848

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

Wine shops: Pike & Western (prices are good and even better with the $100 lifetime membership which gets you 15% off - be sure to check the fridge near the back) McCarthy & Schiering Queen Anne (pay the $100 for the vintage select membership which gets you 15% off - I happen to like Dan more than Ja...
by Geoff F.
August 28th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540155

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

JonathanG wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Went for one of the magnums of the 2013 Terre Nere Brunello for $109. Good CT scores albeit a pretty small sample size! 3 reviews, 94.5 score, 1 tasting note.
This was a solid pickup from a previous marathon.
by Geoff F.
August 28th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540155

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

James Lyon wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 8:44 am
Geoff F. wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Bit on the 2013 Andrew Will Champoux. Good price, should be decent with steak.
I'm curious, how much for the 2013 Andrew Will Champoux? Thanks.

James
$45/btl
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540155

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

Missed out on the 2016 Taupenot-Merme Charmes too. Phone UI is definitely too slow (too much scrolling) to snipe bottles.
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540155

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

The 2013 Drouhin Charmes-Chambertin was gone in a flash.
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540155

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

Are there any Greasemonkey scripts to automatically complete purchases? Some of these are flying faster than humans can complete checkout.
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540155

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

Yeah, seems like it. I don't know that I'd call it a power hour, but this is way more fun and reminding me of what got me hooked on marathons. Edit: saw Testamatta and Bollinger RD 2002 fly by, though only about $5-15 off what you can usually find them for - this is a lot closer to what marathons us...
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 391709

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

He isn't even TRYING here! What do you think the actual pre-release price is of this wine if you got to know it's name? My guess is $125 Also what kind of English is this? "ALL HAVE (NOT) ARRIVED and (will not do so) shortly" I have no idea what he's talking about. Will not do so shortly? So won't ...
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540155

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

Bit on the 2013 Andrew Will Champoux. Good price, should be decent with steak.
by Geoff F.
August 27th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540155

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

Looks like this Hour of Power is all meh cabs and no Yquem. I wonder if they'll sneak a Screagle in as a nod to when it didn't go full 2020 on us?
by Geoff F.
August 25th, 2020, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underground Cellar - website/retailer
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

Re: Underground Cellar - website/retailer

I've seen people claim to get the "Last Bottle" credit on Last Bottle, but I've never seen anyone actually claim to get one of those unicorn upgrades on Underground. Then again, the odds seem to be 1 in a 1000 or even worse.
by Geoff F.
August 17th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A drinkers best friend- a healthy choice for many of us
Replies: 27
Views: 1892

Re: A drinkers best friend- a healthy choice for many of us

Q: Is Topical Glutathione Safe? Glutathione is considered from the FDA as “GRAS” or Generally Regarded As Safe. That means that this product is safe in all ways. [snort.gif] feel free to inject it directly into your eyeballs then! /s +100 to waiting for the clinical trials. Right now the whole site...
by Geoff F.
July 22nd, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?
Replies: 103
Views: 3139

Re: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?

Travel shock isn't a thing: https://www.decanter.com/learn/travel-s ... ty-422821/

I'm on the "no wait for young wine, a week or two for old wine to settle" team.
by Geoff F.
July 21st, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21
Replies: 97
Views: 9177

Re: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21

I took one of every red I was offered (total of 10 bottles), and wish-listed two of the Compagni Portis because it sounded like a delicious field blend white. I have a funny feeling I'll do one or two more allocations and then drop the list, as I've only had a couple bottles from the case I ordered ...
by Geoff F.
July 18th, 2020, 1:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 83
Views: 5551

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

It's $30ish, no club membership needed.

Having tasted it with Mark tonight, I agree. It's a crushable summer red best served chilled. I wouldn't drop $35+ on it again though.
by Geoff F.
July 8th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 2122

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Red:
1. Gevrey-Chambertin (in the lead by a factor of 5)
2. Vosne-Romanee (including Flagey here as others are)
3. Volnay (tie)
3. Beaune (tie)
5. Chambolle-Musigny (tie)
5. Nuits St. Georges (tie)

White:
1. Meursault
2. Saint-Aubin
3. Chablis
by Geoff F.
July 1st, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 105
Views: 4803

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

"Best" in terms of dollar value: 2012 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2012 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Special Club Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay 2017 Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne 2017 Louis Jadot Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées 2016 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits Vougeots "Best...
by Geoff F.
July 1st, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12338
Views: 469925

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Arpepe Rosso Di Valtellina. A nebbiolo that's almost light enough to go with roast chicken. Cellartracker is split on this wine, but I found it to be tasty. Just not tasty enough to buy again.
by Geoff F.
July 1st, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45843

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought: 18
Drank: 11
Net: +7

Would've broken even if it weren't for the cheap 6-pack of Brasserie 19 Chardonnay I picked up on LastBottle (one of the purchases was an Envoyer cellar bottle that took forever to invoice).
by Geoff F.
June 30th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't get the wine auction market
Replies: 50
Views: 2450

Re: I don't get the wine auction market

One thing to consider if you are looking at WMJ values on midlevel Bordeaux (as OP was discussing) is that in almost all cases they are multi-bottle lots, often cases. So WMJ may say a wine you paid $100 for is being sold for $85, but you'd have to spend a grand to get that pricing (I realize there...
by Geoff F.
June 30th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't get the wine auction market
Replies: 50
Views: 2450

Re: I don't get the wine auction market

Which auctions does WMJ cover? Are mere mortals allowed in all of them? I ask because sometimes I see bottles I paid a fair amount for (at retail or for back-vintage) go for much less in the auction market, but it doesn't say which auction or when. I would love to get in on some of them though. One...
by Geoff F.
June 30th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't get the wine auction market
Replies: 50
Views: 2450

Re: I don't get the wine auction market

Which auctions does WMJ cover? Are mere mortals allowed in all of them? I ask because sometimes I see bottles I paid a fair amount for (at retail or for back-vintage) go for much less in the auction market, but it doesn't say which auction or when. I would love to get in on some of them though.
by Geoff F.
June 27th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 49
Views: 2213

Re: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?

2014 Sandhi Blanc de Blancs is in my top-5 most memorable sparkling wines over the last year. The matchstick note and the increase in quality with air and temperature reminded me of a PYCM or Walter Scott chard, but with bubbles. Super addictive. NV Roederer Estate Brut - when we see the splits for ...
by Geoff F.
June 27th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and Sleep (or Lack Thereof)
Replies: 48
Views: 2665

Re: Wine and Sleep (or Lack Thereof)

Bumping this thread in lieu of starting a new one... I've noticed that wine in particular, and especially red wine (no matter how high quality - and admittedly only a little more than white wine), disrupts my sleep in a way that beer and liquor do not. Drinking earlier in the day helps a lot, but I'...
by Geoff F.
June 27th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12338
Views: 469925

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Pierre-Matrot Meursault-Perrieres 1er Cru. My first encounter with premox, though I haven't had much aged white Burgundy. Not sure if this is confirmation that I should avoid chasing that dragon, or stick to only buying it at restaurants.
by Geoff F.
June 25th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: life in Piedmont in 1 month
Replies: 30
Views: 2832

Re: life in Piedmont in 1 month

mark rudner wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Tim Heaton wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 4:42 am
the 15 June EU 'opening' date has been pushed to 1 July for all non-essential travel
and then the eu will let americans in???
Highly doubtful. Maybe from some blue states on the coast as political leverage, but even that's a stretch. I'm not expecting to be allowed into Europe until 2021.
by Geoff F.
June 25th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"
Replies: 35
Views: 1830

Re: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"

The wine business is pretty broad - are they looking to get into winemaking, distribution, retail, restaurants, or journalism? It might help to narrow down their interests first.
by Geoff F.
June 23rd, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopez de Heredia NV 100 Year Centenario
Replies: 13
Views: 926

Re: Lopez de Heredia NV 100 Year Centenario

Thanks everyone for the explanations. I did come across something previously that said there was wine from 1877 in here, but how much who knows? A thimble full or some real % I do not know. Maybe none and it's just an anniversary bottle? If it's done in a solera-like system, and they take out half ...
by Geoff F.
June 21st, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage
Replies: 43
Views: 1514

Re: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage

Why would you pay for insurance that only covers one box of wine? Speaking of - I should probably insure mine. I'm so used to homeowners insurance covering what I have at home that I forgot about the stuff I have offsite - where do you go to get this kind of insurance? His reasoning was that typica...
by Geoff F.
June 21st, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage
Replies: 43
Views: 1514

Re: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage

Why would you pay for insurance that only covers one box of wine?

Speaking of - I should probably insure mine. I'm so used to homeowners insurance covering what I have at home that I forgot about the stuff I have offsite - where do you go to get this kind of insurance?
by Geoff F.
June 21st, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remoissenet
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Remoissenet

I recently very much enjoyed a non-reconditioned 1967 Chambolle-Musigny. I also went to a Remoissenet tasting hosted by Pierre Rovani last year and thought the wines were quite sound. However, I found Rovani and his opinions to be so unpalatable that I wound up buying nothing and am strongly disinc...
by Geoff F.
June 20th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remoissenet
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Remoissenet

I recently very much enjoyed a non-reconditioned 1967 Chambolle-Musigny. I also went to a Remoissenet tasting hosted by Pierre Rovani last year and thought the wines were quite sound. However, I found Rovani and his opinions to be so unpalatable that I wound up buying nothing and am strongly disincl...
by Geoff F.
June 17th, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14476
Views: 711567

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I promised myself no buying wine in June. That was as always a lie. 2018 Walter Scott Justice & Sequitur Vineyard Pinot Noir (Wolf Pack) 2016 Evening Land Brasserie 19 Chardonnay 2017 Hubert Lamy St. Aubin En Remilly 2018 PYCM Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Au Bout du Monde 2018 Stein Alfer Holle ...
by Geoff F.
June 17th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5782

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne (I forget the vintage - 2015 or 2016 maybe?) - the nose was reminiscent of baked beans, so it may have been a flawed bottle 2009 Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin - this was an $80 Coravin-by-the-glass pour at RN74 Seattle. It was good, it just wasn't $80/glass g...
by Geoff F.
June 16th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12338
Views: 469925

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2013 Domaine Heresztyn/Heresztyn-Mazzini Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Village - this was a ridiculous value from Envoyer at $30. Wish I listened to others here and bought more.
by Geoff F.
June 16th, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20257

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

It's 2020. Social responsibility is high on my list of reasons to support a company, in much the same way I prefer to support companies that actively pursue sustainability initiatives. I'm okay with for-profit enterprises making money, but I want them to do it in a way that isn't a detriment to soci...
by Geoff F.
June 14th, 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Biggio Hamina Cellars Sangiovese Kiona Vineyard (USA, Washington)
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: TN: 2016 Biggio Hamina Cellars Sangiovese Kiona Vineyard (USA, Washington)

I tried this at the last Memorial Day open house and really enjoyed it. Your notes align with my memory. Todd made a wonderful unexpected gem here.
by Geoff F.
June 10th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $15 whites
Replies: 42
Views: 1262

Re: Sub $15 whites

Ontañón Rioja Akemi. Beautiful stone fruits, wonderfully aromatic - a phenomenal summer wine at $14-$17/bottle. It's good enough that I often wonder why I pay several times that on bottles of wine, ever.
by Geoff F.
June 8th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 391709

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

Any idea what the Cornas mystery is? At $78.71, it's probably decent juice - but whose? Lots of producers make a Cornas in that ballpark - Clape Renaissance? Aurelien Chatagnier? Chapoutier? Coulet? Courbis? Yves Cuilleron? Franck Balthazar? Guillaume Gilles? Souillard? Pacalet? My money would norma...
by Geoff F.
June 6th, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Experimental cultivars?
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Experimental cultivars?

I had and thoroughly enjoyed a pale ale made with experimental hops this evening, and noticed that it's common for breweries to make beers with various experimental hops, usually through state university development programs. It got me thinking - and I realized I've never seen a wine made from exper...
by Geoff F.
June 4th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540155

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

Evening Land Brasserie 19 Chardonnay Eola Amity Hills 2016 for $16.

"Is this the same wine as the 93-pointer Evening Land Seven Springs ‘16 Chardonnay but with a different label? We don’t know" is some very Rimmerman-like text. Anyone know the back story here?
by Geoff F.
May 31st, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45843

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought: 23
Consumed: 16
(+7)

Not planning to buy anything in June if I can help it, other than the Wolf Pack shipment.
by Geoff F.
May 28th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540155

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

2014 Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir La Source for $39. Great bottle of wine. In for 3.
by Geoff F.
May 24th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 60
Views: 4138

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

2 cases a year is significant, but I view it as a forcing function for drinking one now and one later, since most shipments will be two of the same bottle.

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