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by JViolini
December 20th, 2021, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 3071
Views: 199879

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Etienne Calsac Rosé de Craie 4g/l dosage, 89% Chardonnay from (you guessed it) chalky soils and 11% Pinot Noir which I assume is the blend in that still red to make the rosé. Strawberry short cake, some lemon curd but there is a sweetness that makes me want to say "frilly" lol as in the ca...
by JViolini
December 17th, 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 335
Views: 27194

Re: Ultramarine Email

Anyone getting a weather delay to the east coast? Just noticed mine is arriving on Tuesday vs Monday...... UPS? I had something from Oregon get a weather delay (at that point it said it was in Oakland) which pushed back delivery by a day. Could be something going on with Oakland assuming it goes fr...
by JViolini
December 17th, 2021, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8972
Views: 685876

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

There was a Riesling and a few other random things in the power hour I was going to pull the trigger on and then thought "meh" when it said it was not available in the West Coast warehouse. Not that it was a big deal but I took it as a sign of "you don't really need to buy it." 2...
by JViolini
December 17th, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8972
Views: 685876

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

David Kim wrote: December 17th, 2021, 2:05 pm Ummm. Did anyone else see the Moon mountain zin monte rosso 2002? Had a retail price of $8, best web of $6, and offered at $575? [rofl.gif]
I saw that but mine had $0 and $0 for retail & web.
by JViolini
December 17th, 2021, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8972
Views: 685876

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

Screaming Eagle The Flight 2012 $789

CT also not working for me.
by JViolini
December 17th, 2021, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick...wine that goes with Split Pea Soup?
Replies: 36
Views: 1251

Re: Quick...wine that goes with Split Pea Soup?

Gamay or light Pinot
by JViolini
December 16th, 2021, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 335
Views: 27194

Re: Ultramarine Email

Got my stuff the other day and going to open one of the 2017 rosés, since I have a few, for a friend's birthday tomorrow night. We all had a 2011 rosé at dinner the other night ($110 on the list at Passionfish in Pacific Grove - if you visit Monterey you have to eat here. Food is great and wine lis...
by JViolini
December 16th, 2021, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 335
Views: 27194

Re: Ultramarine Email

Got my stuff the other day and going to open one of the 2017 rosés, since I have a few, for a friend's birthday tomorrow night. We all had a 2011 rosé at dinner the other night ($110 on the list at Passionfish in Pacific Grove - if you visit Monterey you have to eat here. Food is great and wine list...
by JViolini
November 26th, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Beta Montecillo and Vare Cabernet release
Replies: 63
Views: 4536

Re: 2016 Beta Montecillo and Vare Cabernet release

Thanks for the tasting note. I had pushed my shipping back because I was originally supposed to be in France all month. I'll open one and probably let is sit on the counter overnight to slow ox as well.
by JViolini
November 23rd, 2021, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying to finish my Thanksgiving pairings (poll)
Replies: 18
Views: 895

Re: Trying to finish my Thanksgiving pairings (poll)

Okay I'll open the Ponsot Pinot & it'll just be 3 of us now so this is way more wine than I need to open. I'm going to play Catan later that evening with friends and will take the left-overs and probably the Mascot and another bottle to open there. Most of the others will probably be in the runn...
by JViolini
November 23rd, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Detert- Why not more chatter?
Replies: 182
Views: 18646

Re: Detert- Why not more chatter?

After having the 2011 CF at Press earlier this year I found 2 bottles on auction and snagged them. Opened one a few week ago, my wine buddy's son's bday is that year, at dinner a bit earlier than I wanted - I would buy more 2011s if I see them and will sit on my other bottle for a few more years. I ...
by JViolini
November 22nd, 2021, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying to finish my Thanksgiving pairings (poll)
Replies: 18
Views: 895

Re: Trying to finish my Thanksgiving pairings (poll)

If you don't wanna go Pinot, go old Barolo? Please don't point out the flaws in my cellar. Every time I have good Italian wine, I remark how I need to buy more good Italian wine & I never end up buying any Italian wine. The only Barolo I have, happen to all be 2013s - must have been some promo ...
by JViolini
November 22nd, 2021, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Syrah based wines to buy
Replies: 47
Views: 2762

Re: 2019 Syrah based wines to buy

I think it was from Rare Wine Co. a while back; but, their email got me to pick up Bernard Faurie Hermitage Greffieux Bessard Meal which is a blend of the 3 vineyards.

Two of my recent favorite Syrah's were a 2006 & 2011 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle.
by JViolini
November 22nd, 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait Main LPV Release
Replies: 26
Views: 1282

Re: Fait Main LPV Release

3 x LPV
3 x St.E
by JViolini
November 22nd, 2021, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying to finish my Thanksgiving pairings (poll)
Replies: 18
Views: 895

Re: Trying to finish my Thanksgiving pairings (poll)

Thanks for the other recommendations & I am appreciative of the other comments. It's pretty much just an excuse for me to pull some of the more higher price point/special/etc wines. Primarily me drinking them & then maybe a small class for my parents & step-dad. I'll probably end up taki...
by JViolini
November 22nd, 2021, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving 2021: What wines are you opening?
Replies: 140
Views: 6213

Re: Thanksgiving 2021: What wines are you opening?

Guillaume Selosse NV Au Dessues du Gros Mont Champagne
Antica Terra 2018 Aurata Chardonnay
Peter Lauer 1987 Sparkling Brut Reserve

Trying to pick the red...hoping I would get steered away from Pinot, when I know I probably wouldn't.
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by JViolini
November 22nd, 2021, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying to finish my Thanksgiving pairings (poll)
Replies: 18
Views: 895

Re: Trying to finish my Thanksgiving pairings (poll)

Howard Cooper wrote: November 22nd, 2021, 3:02 pm Duck = Burgundy
I know, I know and I have more Pinot than anything in my cellar which is why I was trying to do something else.
by JViolini
November 22nd, 2021, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying to finish my Thanksgiving pairings (poll)
Replies: 18
Views: 895

Trying to finish my Thanksgiving pairings (poll)

Trying to pick the last wine & I've been waffling. Amuse caviar service burnt shallot dip, sourdough toast -Guillaume Selosse NV Au Dessues du Gros Mont Champagne- First French green lentils & sweet potato soup caesar salad, preserved lemon, anchovy dressing -Antica Terra 2018 Aurata Chardon...
by JViolini
November 20th, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay NewbiePalooza 2021 - Nov 17, 2021
Topic: **OFFER EXTENDED** Six Cloves Intro Offer-Elegant & Sophisticated Wines Crafted By A Japanese Woman Winemaker
Replies: 52
Views: 2767

Re: **OFFER EXTENDED** Six Cloves Intro Offer-Elegant & Sophisticated Wines Crafted By A Japanese Woman Winemaker

Thank you to those who posted the tasting notes here (and it seems on Cellar Tracker). I got one of the 2020 Linda Vista Chards to put in a 2020 Chard blind tasting in the coming weeks and I'll post the tasting notes.
by JViolini
November 20th, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay NewbiePalooza 2021 - Nov 17, 2021
Topic: **Offer Extended** Coterie Winery | 20-30% off wines from acclaimed California vineyards, and complimentary shipping
Replies: 46
Views: 2390

Re: **Offer Extended** Coterie Winery | 20-30% off wines from acclaimed California vineyards, and complimentary shipping

I meant to post the other day during the actual promo day but got sidetracked while I was actually heading up to Geyserville for a few days. Full disclosure & disclaimer but KW Ranch is my family's vineyard & we also have business relationships with the Pisoni/Franscioni's. I am excited that...
by JViolini
November 17th, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A bunch of Coteaux Champenoises, part III
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: TN: A bunch of Coteaux Champenoises, part III

Recently had some CCs 2016 Tarlant - enjoyed it a lot, did it as a random blind and some called Pinot, some called cru Bojo. I gave it a 93 I thought it was nice tart cherry driven. 2018 Pierre Paillard Bouzy Rouge - mushroom/earth, black cherry, raspberry, mineral acid but gave it a 91. At $80 it's...
by JViolini
November 16th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Hill Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 3473

Re: Vine Hill Ranch

The mag came today to Carmel Valley - I got a FedEx email (clearly listed it coming from VHR) but not one from them when it shipped yesterday.
by JViolini
November 15th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Hill Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 3473

Re: Vine Hill Ranch

The email offer for the 2018 mags in the order confirmation it says shipping Nov 15.
Did they sell 750s then do? I can't recall but I already have mine downstairs in the cellar.
by JViolini
November 13th, 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait-Main Release 11/16 - thoughts on Le Chatelet?
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Fait-Main Release 11/16 - thoughts on Le Chatelet?

Pretty sure there is another thread from the last release. I purchased a 3 pack of the 2018 Le Chatelet before trying the 16 St. Emilion Todeschini Asteria 50/50 Merlot/Cab and I gave it a 93 saying "kirsch, plum skins, cherry, nutmeg/allspice".
by JViolini
November 11th, 2021, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why a 2 bottle limit on corkage?
Replies: 393
Views: 13807

Re: Why a 2 bottle limit on corkage?

Hey and what's the deal with "no substitutions", am I right?!
by JViolini
October 12th, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8972
Views: 685876

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

I got 2 of the 2016 Cadence Ciel du Cheval in one of the last sales. Opened one the other night, left it on the counter open for about 8 hours and thought it was drinking very well on the second day. More floral/purple notes came out.
by JViolini
October 12th, 2021, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Renaissance Vineyards, Yuba, CA
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Renaissance Vineyards, Yuba, CA

The real "cult" wine! Flatiron Wines has had the Taken From Granite wines he made for sale in the last year it seems. I have 95 Soleil & 98 Elegance. I drank a 95 Soleil earlier in the year: "Decanted did a decent amount of sediment and let sit for about an hour. Does not come acr...
by JViolini
October 12th, 2021, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Patricia Green Cellars are you drinking?
Replies: 136
Views: 10092

Re: What Patricia Green Cellars are you drinking?

2017 Marine Sedimentary around the SoloStove with some friends. I could have chugged another bottle, hit the spot.
by JViolini
September 28th, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 415
Views: 32109

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Just placed a second order via full allocation which added the 2 SR I didn't take on the first order plus 6 of the Prop Red. I can take them all but I put in my notes that if you want to cancel/refund the 2 SR and 3 of the Prop Red I'm okay with that.
by JViolini
September 28th, 2021, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 415
Views: 32109

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

If I click add full allocation it brings up 6 Prop Red in my cart along with the other 2 SR I was allocated but didn't want. I can't edit the cart to get rid of those or take less than 6 Prop.
by JViolini
September 28th, 2021, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 415
Views: 32109

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Woohoo!
Took 3 x NV & 4 x SR Cab. I was allocated 3 & 6 but figured I'd leave a few of the SR for others. Saw no Prop Red.
by JViolini
September 28th, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 415
Views: 32109

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Okay I thought maybe it was just me and maybe I was on the October 5th access. No email and when I log in offering says to update my address & CC (which already were in the system).
by JViolini
September 28th, 2021, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shops in Maui
Replies: 44
Views: 2495

Re: Wine Shops in Maui

Not sure I saw it mentioned but end of 2019 I went to Wailea Wine (next to Matteo's) and thought it had a better selection than I was imagining. I didn't get to check out Tamura's but it was on my radar.
by JViolini
September 28th, 2021, 8:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Immersion Blenders
Replies: 15
Views: 1100

Re: Immersion Blenders

I've used the cordless All-Clad one 12x this year with no issues. If anything I forgot a few times I've had and kicked myself for making a mess.
by JViolini
September 23rd, 2021, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This topic is finished, go and relax
Replies: 77
Views: 4920

Re: An embarrassing DRC question? What the F

Brent C l a y t o n wrote: September 23rd, 2021, 9:39 pm I'm looking forward to asking for The Spot in restaurants.
"It is how do you say, the spot?"
by JViolini
September 23rd, 2021, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best US sparkling wines
Replies: 62
Views: 3145

Re: Best US sparkling wines

Get on the Loubud list now.
by JViolini
September 23rd, 2021, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accidental Wine Pairing Successes?
Replies: 31
Views: 1670

Re: Accidental Wine Pairing Successes?

Champagne & Bulgarian Banitsa

My friend was visiting one New Years and made banitsa (baked layers of phyllo, butter & feta) on NY morning that we thought was great with the champagne we had planned to have for our boozy brunch.
by JViolini
September 23rd, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 415
Views: 32109

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Just got the email & happy to be on the offering. It looks that on my CT dates the 4 NV 2018s I bought last year in October after what must have been the September offering. I've picked up a few 15 & 17 Shifflett Prop & Cabs on KL auctions in the past few months. Instead of spending mone...
by JViolini
September 21st, 2021, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Harlan Offering
Replies: 32
Views: 2918

Re: 2019 Harlan Offering

No more M. Etain and no more Maiden for me. I will be happy with what I get offered from The Mascot. If I want a bottle of Harlan I am content with buying one on K&L auctions for $1500 with a little bit of age on it than I am having to buy 3 of them for $1,000 that I'll drink I'm old, bitter &am...
by JViolini
September 19th, 2021, 11:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 M Etain
Replies: 31
Views: 3270

Re: 2019 M Etain

I got the card in the mail today. $250/bottle. No thanks.
by JViolini
September 17th, 2021, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 198
Views: 30185

Re: Wait list times

Tack another year on to Pisoni, still not on the Estate Pinot allocation :-( Pisoni: 6 years 7 years I'm not interested in selling/splitting mine but if you are ever in Monterey Bay let me know and I am happy to open some. Thanks for the offer Justin! I'm always able to pick up a few bottles at ret...
by JViolini
September 16th, 2021, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 198
Views: 30185

Re: Wait list times

Philip G wrote: September 16th, 2021, 1:17 pm Tack another year on to Pisoni, still not on the Estate Pinot allocation :-(
Pisoni: 6 years 7 years
I'm not interested in selling/splitting mine but if you are ever in Monterey Bay let me know and I am happy to open some.
by JViolini
September 16th, 2021, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubergine Carmel Evening with AdV, Lauren Drouhin, Larry Stone
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Aubergine Carmel Evening with AdV, Lauren Drouhin, Larry Stone

Michael Baryla wrote: September 16th, 2021, 7:13 pm Looks like I will be there if anyone wants to say hi
That's awesome & what a night it will be I'm sure. Aubergine on a regular night is fantastic.
by JViolini
September 16th, 2021, 12:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 M Etain
Replies: 31
Views: 3270

Re: 2019 M Etain

I think I’ll pass if it’s now $250/bottle - especially for 3 of them. I’d rather buy a single bottle with some age off Benchmark that I can enjoy much, much sooner than I’d be opening 2019s.
by JViolini
September 15th, 2021, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubergine Carmel Evening with AdV, Lauren Drouhin, Larry Stone
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Aubergine Carmel Evening with AdV, Lauren Drouhin, Larry Stone

This is on their public facebook page, they don't have the price (I know it I guess DM me) listed so I'll respect that by not posting it. If it needs to be moved to a food forum fine but I feel the line up is a bit more Wine Talk related. It's October 27th which I will legit be out of town (elk hunt...
by JViolini
September 15th, 2021, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 335
Views: 27194

Re: Ultramarine Email

There was no mention as to what vineyard(s) the Rose was sourced from, anyone have insight? 2017 Rose An assemblage rosé made from 73% Pinot Noir and 27% Chardonnay. The nose is youthful and fruity; think strawberry tart and pastry cream. As the wine ages, it will lose some of the baby fat and gain...
by JViolini
September 14th, 2021, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 335
Views: 27194

Re: Ultramarine Email

Question in general, why do wineries with long waiting lists such as UM allow active customers to wish list vs. allowing some on the wait list to buy for the first time? Is it so they don't over extend their active buyer lists for future years in which production is lower? Just curious as I'm obvio...
by JViolini
September 14th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Hill Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 3473

Re: Vine Hill Ranch

Same allocation here, had to go back and double check and see if I purchased the 2018 750’s. I may go back and get three more 750’s I did the same thing and saw I had the 3, so with the mag I didn't think I needed another 3 pack of 750s. If I'm going to put in for a few bottles of $250 wine I don't...

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