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by Brian G r a f s t r o m
July 9th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 50
Views: 2692

Re: Buyer Beware 1990 Musar on Winebid.com (Broadbent Selections on front label)

On a less serious note, what on earth would you put in the bottle if you were counterfeiting Musar? Not sure some other wine comes to mind that could pass for it. I'd mix a L bank Bdx. with a Cotes du Rhone or a red-fruited CdP. You'd still need to be quite careful which wines you'd need to use to ...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
July 8th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?

Cool. Thanks. I'm still not convinced it *wasn't* whiskey in my bottle, although the maker insists it was mead, although he was not around to taste it with me. Besides tasting exactly like whiskey, smelling like whiskey, and looking like whiskey, it bears noting this facility also makes some of thei...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
July 8th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 110
Views: 4810

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

A. So wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 8:10 pm
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2007 CdP
Kinda surprised it took 13 posts to get to this answer, which garners my vote, as well. Hon. mention to 2003 Bdx.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
July 8th, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 50
Views: 2692

Re: Buyer Beware 1990 Musar on Winebid.com (Broadbent Selections on front label)

Chris Seiber wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 10:01 am
On a less serious note, what on earth would you put in the bottle if you were counterfeiting Musar? Not sure some other wine comes to mind that could pass for it.
I'd mix a L bank Bdx. with a Cotes du Rhone or a red-fruited CdP.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
July 6th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Vouette et Sorbée - Champagne "Fidèle" (France, Champagne)
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: TN: 2016 Vouette et Sorbée - Champagne "Fidèle" (France, Champagne)

Thanks for chiming-in, everybody, particularly you, Brad, with your commentary on your experience with ageing these --- very helpful! champagne.gif

ETA: thanks for the data point re: the '13 Fidele, Marshall. :)
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
July 4th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Vouette et Sorbée - Champagne "Fidèle" (France, Champagne)
Replies: 7
Views: 435

TN: 2016 Vouette et Sorbée - Champagne "Fidèle" (France, Champagne)

I'd been looking forward to trying this ever since I took delivery a few months back. First time with this producer. My note is extremely brief, below, but hopefully this kick-starts some nice commentary, nonetheless. I was immediately struck by how strong the red berry flavors are --- tastes like a...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
July 4th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé (France, Champagne)
Replies: 18
Views: 1330

Re: TN: NV Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé (France, Champagne)

Have a couple of these pending with Envoyer. Excited to see if it can unseat, or take a seat alongside, Goutorbe for House rose. Hebrart's BdB has already pushed L. Aubry's 1er Brut to second-place status for House Champagne at our address.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 29th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay ‘Horseshoe Vineyard’ - headed for perfect?
Replies: 14
Views: 933

Re: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay ‘Horseshoe Vineyard’ - headed for perfect?

This is the wine that prevented me from completely abandoning Rhys Chardonnays. We had our last bottle of the '10 a couple nights ago ---- very good, but not even close to the same level as the '12. Thanks for the note, Dan!
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 26th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443269

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Swami's
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by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 26th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 742
Views: 50667

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

A few **cases** of a whisky!!??!! Dang. Did you buy for personal consumption, investment, some of both, or something else? That quantity strikes me as crazy. I was a whisky drinker before I became a whisk e y drinker. The GlenDronach fell into my lap at an amazing price point, so I would’ve been fo...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 26th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Spirits Throwing off my CT Weights!
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Spirits Throwing off my CT Weights!

I put my whisky and ageable beers into CT. I wouldn't be surprised if, sometime in the future, users will have the opportunity to exclude things/categories from Sorts/Reports.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 26th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5860

Re: Keller Silliness

Keller became a Veblen good.

How, exactly ... I don't know. Nor do I care.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 24th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 742
Views: 50667

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

A few **cases** of a whisky!!??!! Dang.

Did you buy for personal consumption, investment, some of both, or something else? That quantity strikes me as crazy.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 24th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Covid Cassoulet - Les Cailloux, CalSegur, LeoPoyferre, LeoBarton, GrPuyLacoste
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: TN: Covid Cassoulet - Les Cailloux, CalSegur, LeoPoyferre, LeoBarton, GrPuyLacoste

Nice notes, Cris! Thank you for posting. And Thanks, also, to Robin and Todd for their follow-up, too. It's awfully nice to see the good showing from Leoville Poyferre, which is frequently shat-on by fellow Berserkers. I'm not a fan, per se, but it's great to see some of these "big" "modern" Bdxs ag...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 23rd, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: TN: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Welllll, hell. I was going to keep holding this one, but now you've made it sound criminal to not enjoy one now. Thanks for the note!
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 22nd, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?

Thanks, Doug. Did any of them age into something remotely resembling whiskey?
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 19th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443269

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Arrow Lodge Brewing - "Dank Goodness" west coast IPA hopped with Nelson and Mosaic Seems to be a hybrid style. Juicy with a hint of snap. Lovely combination of Nelson and Mosaic, two of my most favorite hops; this beer finds a way to let them both shine. First time with this brewery; won't be the la...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 19th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19145

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I'm learning a lot about certain members here. Carry-on, folks. [popcorn.gif] [popcorn.gif] [popcorn.gif]
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 18th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19145

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I find it odd, and terribly disappointing, to see it's the topic of fighting against racism that's drawing-out some arguments that could have equally been made before, but weren't. The logical inconsistency is clear. And the fact that it's this topic says a lot. Brian, I think the reason is that ev...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 18th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2238

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

These are my numbers for all Riesling in my cellar; a very small handful (<5) aren't German.

Trocken/Dry: 2%
G.G.: 11%
Kab.: 22%
Spat: 26%
Aus: 39%

of course, some of these are * bottling, and some are goldkaps, so perhaps a little bit of fuzzy picture on that account.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 18th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19145

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Also: this Board has an admirable history of supporting valuable social causes. And those threads have not been littered, or even sprinkled, with dissension. I find it odd, and terribly disappointing, to see it's the topic of fighting against racism that's drawing-out some arguments that could have ...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 18th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19145

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I really hope the idea of Equal Rights and Protections under the law is not a "political" topic to folks here. Same with the topic of racism.

Those shouldn't be "political" topics.

Take a moment to consider the implications of the scenario in which they *are* considered "political" topics.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 17th, 2020, 1:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2238

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

Is there an easy way to make CT show this breakdown?
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 16th, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you chill Beaujolais Crus before serving?
Replies: 21
Views: 837

Re: Do you chill Beaujolais Crus before serving?

No more than any other red. No wine should be served at living room temp. This. During warmer months, I frequently place my decanter on a shipping foam ice block --- that seems to keep the wine at the perfect service temperature. Occasionally, the wine will get a bit too cold --- nothing a couple m...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 16th, 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Zoom Tasting with Chappellet Winery
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: TNs: Zoom Tasting with Chappellet Winery

Thanks for the insight, Gabe. Cheers! [cheers.gif]
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 16th, 2020, 11:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Sénéjac - (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 20
Views: 1557

Re: TN: 2016 Château Sénéjac - (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

JWalter wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 6:34 pm
JWalter wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 8:17 pm


Have had both. my TNs read the same. I'd go with whichever is cheaper.
Went with the 2016. Opened first bottle tonight and it was excellent
Hi Jenny (or is it Justine, or Jeff, or J...?),
Glad to hear you enjoyed it! [cheers.gif]
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 16th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443269

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

2015 Hanssens Artisanaal Oude Kriek - Belgium, Flanders, Dworp (6/13/2020) Still has tons of cherry flavor. High acidity, but kind of in the middle ground as far as lambic is concerned. Despite being 5 years old, tastes incredibly young. Probably needs another 5 years before it starts showing meani...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 16th, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19145

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

K Vintners and anything else with which Charles Smith is involved.

a Google search query of "Charles Smith Hospice du Rhone" will turn-up what I'm talking about.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 16th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443269

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Thanks Bud. So is it sweet? I feel like every Lambic has had some sweetness. Travis, not sweet per se, dive in and give us your thoughts ! Cheers, Bud Hi Travis, It appears you have a bottle of Drie Fonteinen's Oude Gueuze "Cuvee Armand and Gaston," which is made using a blend of 1, 2, and 3 yo lam...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 16th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?

Thanks, Drew. Looks like you're the only here with any aged mead experience.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 11th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443269

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

another new-to-me beer last night: Pariah - "Dank Drank" NEIPA. Out of San Diego. Hops listed: Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe. Malts: 2-Row, Oats, Wheat. 7% alc.. 55 IBU. Canned on May 1. Assessment: HFS, man. Daayuum! Absolutely **love** this beer! Both Ashley and I initially thought, "That's ...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 11th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52698

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

TW just posted Mouton at $400 if people are looking for it still at that pricing. I was a generally satisfied TW futures customer for the 2015 & 2016 campaigns, but was taken aback by their current disclaimer: The price reflected on your order form is subject to change after the order is placed if ...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 10th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Those Damn Wax Capsules....
Replies: 59
Views: 2910

Re: Those Damn Wax Capsules....

When visiting with Randy Dunn and his daughter Kristina I noticed that she had an unusual way to deal with the wax. She held the bottles by the base and then slammed the neck into something firm, but with some give. In this example, she used a thick, plastic tub (like a busboy would carry). A few w...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 10th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Those Damn Wax Capsules....
Replies: 59
Views: 2910

Re: Those Damn Wax Capsules....

I used to just drill through the wax and pull the cork before I had a little run in with a Sineann bottle. Sineann always waxed their bottles with a wax you couldn't cut off or melt off. In the middle of a pinot production, Sineann switched to a glass enclosure, covered with a twist off tin cover a...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 10th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Mead --- is it supposed to age well?

Over the past couple years I've had occasion to try three meads of various ages: a 3 yo raspberry mead, which was delicious. a regular mead of unknown age (but I think it was 4 or 5) and another raspberry mead that was 5 yo, which was also delicious. The regular mead, if served to me blind --- I swe...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 10th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Zoom Tasting with Chappellet Winery
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: TNs: Zoom Tasting with Chappellet Winery

Yeah, the video Chloe showed us of the property, and the reports we got of it from our friends, make it sound like it's worth the trek for the scenery, alone. During the conversation with Chloe, the topic of Cost of Tastings was brought-up and discussed; it was a reminder of why I will never go wine...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 10th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 331
Views: 15866

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

To switch it up a little bit, how would folks rank the following appellations, relative to each other? (for red wines)
Anjou
Bourgueil
Chinon
Saumur(-Champigny)
Touraine
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 10th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weird grape blends
Replies: 27
Views: 856

Re: Weird grape blends

This one came to mind immediately: 2014 Gen del Alma Otra Piel - Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco, Gualtallary (1/24/2018) -- decanted approximately 45 minutes before initial taste -- -- tasted non-blind over a couple hours -- -- 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Pinot Noir -- NOSE: "d...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 10th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443269

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Oooh! Would love to try that RRB NEIPA! Nice pull on that one! Happy to keep a can or two on hand if you’re in San Diego this weekend. I just had some stuff land in San Jose, so I’m now a traveling liquor store, considering the Pliny and Blind Pig I have in tow. Totally going to try the Monkish pic...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 10th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Zoom Tasting with Chappellet Winery
Replies: 4
Views: 368

TNs: Zoom Tasting with Chappellet Winery

A friend who is a wine club member with Chappellet recently arranged for a Zoom wine tasting with Assistant Wine Club Manager, Chloe Martins. There were 8 of us tasting the wines in total, 9 including Chloe. We each purchased the same 4 wines, and tasted through them as Chloe gave us a nice presenta...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 9th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443269

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Oooh! Would love to try that RRB NEIPA! Nice pull on that one!
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 9th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443269

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Cool tipple!
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 9th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 9
Views: 1095

Re: TN: 2017 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

2017 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon (5/28/2020) -- one glass poured out of bottle 1 hour before initial taste -- -- tasted non-blind over a couple hours on Day 1; revisited on Day 6 – NOSE: quite ripe; slightly carbonic (less than usual for this bottling); li...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 9th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Arcadian - Pinot Noir Fiddlestix - (California, Central Coast, Santa Rita Hills)
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: TN: 2006 Arcadian - Pinot Noir Fiddlestix - (California, Central Coast, Santa Rita Hills)

2006 Arcadian Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (5/26/2020) -- decanted 20 min. before initial taste -- -- tasted non-blind over 2 to 3 hours – -- from 375mL -- NOSE: red berries and high-pitched powdery florals. BODY: clear; red apple color of medium-...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 8th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443269

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Moonraker - "Space Nectar" NEIPA

Bought on recommendation. Never heard of this brewery. It's legit. Leans more crisp than soft/thick.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 8th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Arcadian - Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard (USA, CA, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands)
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: TN: 2006 Arcadian - Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard (USA, CA, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands)

Thanks for the update, Jud. Glad to hear your bottle showed well. [cheers.gif]

And it looks like it's been three years since I said, "Three more years," so time to dig one out and check-in on it for myself!
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 8th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event--Benoit Marguet of Champagne Marguet, Saturday June 13th @ 10am PT / 1pm ET
Replies: 34
Views: 1087

Re: Zoom event--Benoit Marguet of Champagne Marguet, Saturday June 13th @ 10am PT / 1pm ET

*Really bummed* I won't be able to make this one. Thank you, Frank, for taking the organization reigns, once again! I'll have to catch this one on replay.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 8th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443269

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Pulled this out of the trunk and got the party started with family!
I assume a collabo between Open Baladin and Stone? Style? Did you like it?
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 8th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 97
Views: 8471

Re: Japanese Whiskey

Does the Nikka Pure Malt White still exist? I always look for it in stores, and never find it.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
June 5th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14477

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - Check first post for live draw information - (DONATION CAP $60,000 REACHED!!)

Congrats to the winners, and a huge Thank You to Charlie, and everyone who donated wines for the raffle, and all who bought raffle tickets! I am truly blown away at what has been accomplished here.

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