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by p. raghib
March 10th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?
Replies: 65
Views: 3117

Re: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?

Greg K wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 4:11 pm
I’ll probably go the next time it’s in nyc
I believe it's staying in NYC for 2020.
Correct. 20th anniversary
by p. raghib
March 5th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: retailer check: Westgarth wines?
Replies: 0
Views: 112

retailer check: Westgarth wines?

anyone know these folks? Do they actually own their inventory or are they trying to broker the middle? I ask because they were defaulting to case quantities on some wine which usually means they don't own it. I did read about the founder and he is a "first class oenophile" [wow.gif]

thanks
by p. raghib
March 4th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burglary bait
Replies: 21
Views: 1639

Re: Burglary bait

Back in 2014 they had it listed for $32mm yowsa’
by p. raghib
March 4th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burglary bait
Replies: 21
Views: 1639

Re: Burglary bait

So many random thoughts: $15mm doesn’t go that far in the NYC area. What is victor doing cruising $15mm pads? What is with that stove hood??
by p. raghib
February 27th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Confirmed: Jacques Devauges is the new winemaker at Clos des Lambrays
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Confirmed: Jacques Devauges is the new winemaker at Clos des Lambrays

More here...
https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/ ... -lambrays/
I had not heard that Jacques had been let go. Seems odd to bring in someone from grillet.
by p. raghib
February 27th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Confirmed: Jacques Devauges is the new winemaker at Clos des Lambrays
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Confirmed: Jacques Devauges is the new winemaker at Clos des Lambrays

Wow, if that is true Boris Champy didn’t last long. I thought Boris was a wonderful guy, and was excited about the future. And Jacques leaving Clos des tart...all puzzling
by p. raghib
February 27th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 14697

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

They are great people and they make great wine. It is clearly a luxury good. I’m sure I will buy some btls thus year, but after a decade or so that could be it. I’ve never understood why people pay such a premium for the mags, but they pay it so I can’t blame them for charging it. Personally, I’d ra...
by p. raghib
February 27th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shifting My Cellar
Replies: 41
Views: 2458

Re: Shifting My Cellar

My question is how large of a cellar are we talking about? If it is under 1,000 I guess it could make sense especially if your still wines are CA and don’t need a ton of age on em. Over 1,000 means you are crushing champagne.

Obviously if it works for you then go for it.
by p. raghib
February 12th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 40
Views: 2814

Re: 2016 VHR Release

What is current release price?
Very nice wine and great people
by p. raghib
February 10th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Prieuré Roch
Replies: 17
Views: 920

Re: Domaine Prieuré Roch

alan weinberg wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 2:42 pm
one word re this domaine: overpriced.
In France these are not expensive wines, but in the US the prices are crazy and I would not be surprised to see them go higher given his untimely passing.
by p. raghib
February 8th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 or 2010 Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: 2016 or 2010 Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

2016. Better vintage, better tension, better balance, better energy. Less of it.
Just my 0.02
-paul
by p. raghib
January 12th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 64
Views: 2529

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

is there a worse label than Cayuse Bionic Frog?? The wine is great, but the label is no bueno. If I knew how to post a pic I would.
by p. raghib
January 11th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]
Replies: 132
Views: 3914

Re: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]

I think all those late release Arnouxs from a few years ago were reconditioned. I didn’t like the RSV and the one b of 72 Suchots I had was good not great. Super night. I agree that the late releases seem far too young for the vintages on the btl. A friend of mine disagrees since "they could never ...
by p. raghib
January 10th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2211

Re: Paulee 2019

The trend is no doubt due to the rising value of these bottles. Just a couple years ago it seems like DRC and Roumier were about half the price they are now. Ditto for shares of Amazon. They've kept the grand tasting and verticals pricing increases fairly modest, but because of that, quality had to...
by p. raghib
January 10th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2211

Re: Paulee 2019

Where did you hear that SF won’t be hosting next year? What a bummer for us west coast folks if that is indeed true... pretty sure 2020 is the 25th anniversary so they were going to do it in NYC. That is what a few regular vigneron told me. I gave up the Sat dinner a long long time ago as I had a h...
by p. raghib
January 10th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2211

Re: Paulee 2019

I just looked at the list of winemakers and I am extremely disappointed. I didn't attend last year but I remember tasting at the 2017 verticals: Roumier, Rousseau, d'Angerville, Lambrays, Bize, Lafarge, Faively, Bonneau du Matray all of which will not be attending this year. And this is off the top...
by p. raghib
January 10th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2211

Re: Paulee 2019

I've gone to every La Paulee for about the past 15yrs. I think this year's Verticals has taken a significant step back. In the past, I always thought NYC drew a stronger field of producers than SF due to the travel challenges. This year the first thing I noticed was basically 'where have all the gra...
by p. raghib
January 9th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brewery Wine List: Come At Me Dog
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Brewery Wine List: Come At Me Dog

No sqn??

It would be tragic to drink some of those so young.
by p. raghib
January 9th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Lancelot-Pienne Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Marie Lancelot
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: TN: 2008 Lancelot-Pienne Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Marie Lancelot

I think this is the first note I’ve ever seen for LP on this board. I really enjoy his wines and I think his basic bdb is a smoking value. His wines don’t come to MI but im pretty sure they go to CA including the cuvée Marie. I have visited there a few times and a couple years back we did a dosage t...
by p. raghib
January 9th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge
Replies: 33
Views: 2814

Re: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge

I don't have my notes with me, but for 17s I tasted at the following domaines: Gerard Mugneret, Faiveley, Lamarche, Hudelot-Noellat, Dujac, Clos Lambrays, Duroche, Damoy, Thibault Liger-Belair, Roulot, Lafarge, Y Clerget, Genot-Boulanger, Ponsot, Mugneret-Gibourg and Cecile Tremblay. So take my opin...
by p. raghib
December 23rd, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Old Rip Can Winkle 12 Year Lot B (ORVW 12) For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Old Rip Can Winkle 12 Year Lot B (ORVW 12) For Sale

Any interest in a trade? Of wine?
Thanks
by p. raghib
December 15th, 2018, 6:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking to trade SQN for btac...
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Looking to trade SQN for btac...

My SQN for your btac. Probably most interested in lotB but open minded. Pm is best.

Thanks
by p. raghib
December 15th, 2018, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine thief
Replies: 31
Views: 2077

Re: The wine thief

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=147907
Also may want to merge threads...
by p. raghib
December 15th, 2018, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Has the Best Wine Shop in Chicago
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: Who Has the Best Wine Shop in Chicago

Flickinger and chevalier would be my top two. Both will give you great service and prices. Hdh retail pricing is very inconsistent, but they are very professional.

It is interesting how nyc’s list of great wine shops is so much longer than Chicago.
by p. raghib
December 15th, 2018, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine thief
Replies: 31
Views: 2077

Re: The wine thief

So in 2008, Mr. DeMeyer got with the times and pledged fealty to one of the city’s financial barons. This is garbage. Where does one go to find their financial baron and pledge fealty? He got with the times?? From the article the guy was a grifter since he was old enough to drive and clearly not co...
by p. raghib
November 25th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rousseau | Vogüé | Arnoux
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Rousseau | Vogüé | Arnoux

Thanks for the note, I have the CSJ so I was curious about it.

Paul
by p. raghib
November 22nd, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving dinner mishap - 1982 Mouton
Replies: 48
Views: 3500

Re: Thanksgiving dinner mishap - 1982 Mouton

I would bet that there will be no credit coming but it is still good to let them know about the consignment. If you think about it, very few people had active storage in the mid 80s and shipping with active cooling was still a long ways off. Sorry to hear about your experience. Also a bit surprised ...
by p. raghib
October 29th, 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 3954

Re: The Safest White Burgs

I’ve gotta give this more thought, but I’d start with drouhin Clos des mouches Blanc. Great wine young, can be profound when old. $$doesnt break the bank.

Tons in Chablis to consider
by p. raghib
October 29th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing Burgundy with Rib Eye
Replies: 41
Views: 1823

Re: Pairing Burgundy with Rib Eye

I won’t buy2011 reds unless I taste them first, the arnoux should be good but if it is similar $$ I’d take the 08 beze. I prefer the freshness of 08s
by p. raghib
October 29th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Random valuation question-87 raveneau vaillons
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Random valuation question-87 raveneau vaillons

Auction- auction- auction. I would not even consider selling to someone based on retail pricing of more than a few months ago given what has happened to Raveneau this fall. I just did a quick peek high level at some results for off-vintages of the 80s, and looks like mid to upper hundreds per bottl...
by p. raghib
October 29th, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing Burgundy with Rib Eye
Replies: 41
Views: 1823

Re: Pairing Burgundy with Rib Eye

Hi SH@N, I actually don't reckon red Burg is great with steak, you need Bordeaux or Barolo. But if you have to go with red Burg look for a chewy Pommard or muscular Gevrey. Cheers Jeremy Jeremy, I always enjoy your posts and can't recall disagreeing with you-but I'll take the other side of the coin...
by p. raghib
October 29th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Random valuation question-87 raveneau vaillons
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Random valuation question-87 raveneau vaillons

from wine searcher: "The most recent global average price we have for Domaine Francois Raveneau Vaillons 1987 is $299 (July 2014)." Thanks, I should've been able to see this but I missed it when I searched. I think I sold a few cases of Raveneau about 4yrs ago and it took a while to move them below...
by p. raghib
October 29th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scarecrow
Replies: 19
Views: 1725

Re: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scare

I've never actually had a Monfortino that was ready, whereas I've had plenty of amazing Rinaldis and Giacosas. I just don't get the fuss about these wines. Emperor's new clothes? Given that I've had a ton of Conterno's wines that have been profound, I don't think it is an emperor's clothes situatio...
by p. raghib
October 24th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Random valuation question-87 raveneau vaillons
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Random valuation question-87 raveneau vaillons

With today's rather bonkers market (but I'd say is still going higher for raveneau) what do you think the 87 vaillons is worth? In the good problem category I found a 6pk in my cellar and I'm playing with the idea of selling 3.

Thanks


-paul
by p. raghib
October 24th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scarecrow
Replies: 19
Views: 1725

Re: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scare

Which Raveneau did you end up drinking? Didn't see a tasting note above.. Y, good catch. It was 04 Butteaux, with some oysters and cold shrimp. Brilliant wine, great cut, high acid, fresh crushed stones and citrus. Wonderful freshness and minerality, as it warmed it was almost oily. Would've gotten...
by p. raghib
October 23rd, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scarecrow
Replies: 19
Views: 1725

Re: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scare

Sarah, you may be right. The wine did seem to tighten up later in the evening. I would say massive patience is required for the 02.
by p. raghib
October 22nd, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scarecrow
Replies: 19
Views: 1725

Re: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scare

I suspect the monfortino could have used a much longer decant...probably several hours and they were all decanted just before service. Given the pace of food we probably got to it after it had been decanted for maybe 1hr
by p. raghib
October 22nd, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Assessments of the 2017 Burgundy vintage?
Replies: 18
Views: 1223

Re: Assessments of the 2017 Burgundy vintage?

*My opinion is based on the few dozen I got to try last year, I'll be back in November and will try more then. I should've mentioned that in the earlier post. My concern with 17 is as a consumer: 15 is great and gets a ton of hype, thus prices go way up. 16 is a tiny crop so prices stay high. 17 is ...
by p. raghib
October 22nd, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Assessments of the 2017 Burgundy vintage?
Replies: 18
Views: 1223

Re: Assessments of the 2017 Burgundy vintage?

.... the general view is that 17 is better than both 15 and 16, but not as good as 14. ... [scratch.gif] My order of those three vintages is: 16 -better freshness and tension than 15 15 -incredibly ripe but almost a little obvious compared to 16 17 -making up for the short crop in 16 the vines trie...
by p. raghib
October 22nd, 2018, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scarecrow
Replies: 19
Views: 1725

great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scarecrow

I don't write up tasting notes often, but since I asked I the opinion on which DRC I at least "owed" the board a report. Mostly from memory: Friday: 07 Cristal on the flight fresh delicious, nice salinity, definitely some citrus notes. I much preferred it to the older Krug that we also had. I didn't...
by p. raghib
October 19th, 2018, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: if you could pick one of these DRC to drink today...
Replies: 19
Views: 916

Re: if you could pick one of these DRC to drink today...

The wines are on restaurant list out of state. If they were all mine I would be waiting another decade+ but at “reasonable” prices at a restaurant why not?
Thanks
by p. raghib
October 18th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: if you could pick one of these DRC to drink today...
Replies: 19
Views: 916

if you could pick one of these DRC to drink today...

which one and why?
06 DRC Richebourg
07 DRC Richebourg
05 DRC RSV
06 DRC RSV

Obviously, 05 is the "best" vintage (whether that proves out we have yet to see). I think 06 is probably the most approachable at the moment.

Any thoughts?

thanks
by p. raghib
October 2nd, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michigan open for business!!
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Michigan open for business!!

bump/merge em up'
by p. raghib
October 2nd, 2018, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michigan open for business!!
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Michigan open for business!!

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/01/michigans-wine-shipping-ban-ruled-unconstitutional I don't think it is going to be this easy. My concern has always been that a case would be brought, MI would lose on the basis of discrimination/interstate commerce clause as they did in the Granholm Vs...
by p. raghib
September 27th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: has anyone ever had any issues shipping wine from USA->France?
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: has anyone ever had any issues shipping wine from USA->France?

quantity is only a case.
thanks again
by p. raghib
September 27th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: has anyone ever had any issues shipping wine from USA->France?
Replies: 3
Views: 232

has anyone ever had any issues shipping wine from USA->France?

I've never shipped to France before, my shipments have always gone the other way. Is there any issues I'm not aware of? Can I just use FedEx??
thanks

-paul
by p. raghib
September 18th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 7hrs in Frankfurt?
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: 7hrs in Frankfurt?

I’m guessing that you would have to be flying 1st to enjoy their lounge...unfortunately we are not.
by p. raghib
September 17th, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 7hrs in Frankfurt?
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: 7hrs in Frankfort?

Looove Donnhoff, but I doubt my wife and 3littles would..probably should have mentioned that part. But I love the idea

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