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by Warren Taranow
December 16th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1099
Views: 54292

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 5:31 pm
Maybe someday I’ll regret passing on a lot of 12s but not today... storage becoming major issue.
+1. (actually +1000 if I'm to be honest with myself).
by Warren Taranow
December 16th, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1099
Views: 54292

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Sorely tempted by the 2012 Guy Larmandier BdB Cramant GC. Crazy good price, and I suspect it will be something when it gets some bottle age. Checked my champagne holdings on CT, and I need to reluctantly pass. More for all of you.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
December 14th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: United 1st class international wines
Replies: 24
Views: 1447

Re: United 1st class international wines

I asked the flight attendant on British Air what champagne they were serving, and she said Laurent Perrier. I was mildly disappointed; passable, but I was hoping for better. When I tried a glass, it was fantastic. I asked to see the bottle: Grand Siecle! I drank at least a bottle on each of my round...
by Warren Taranow
December 11th, 2018, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 391
Views: 24080

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1946 Andre Clouet Coteaux Champenois Rouge Bouzy. Champagne cork despite being a still wine.
Promising beautiful deep pink/ruby color. On the nose: bandaid, mothballs and kimchi. Not good, but glad to take a small sip of history. Thanks to Bob & Jenise for bringing it.
by Warren Taranow
December 8th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 74
Views: 2806

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

M. Taylor wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 10:44 am
Have you tried it with liver and some fava bean?

In the novel, the pairing was Amarone.
by Warren Taranow
December 6th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 2018 White Truffles
Replies: 32
Views: 1747

Re: 2018 White Truffles

Just placed an order from a local source. Never used them before and found them from a restaurant recommendation. $1600/lb white and $1000/lb black winter shipping included. They also had Summer and Burgundy truffles. I will update on quality once used. www.toskatruffles.com "This website has been ...
by Warren Taranow
December 6th, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437197

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Three nice singletons:

1996 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1995 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia
1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
December 6th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437197

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jim Stewart wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 9:41 am
I am being affected (infected?) by the enthusiasm for Champagne on this forum, and also by the various threads pointing out the utility of half bottles in general.

6 X Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Brut Rose 375ml
Nice! I reloaded some 750's, but was shut out of the half bottles.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
December 6th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Marrons Glaces?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Marrons Glaces?

I will not be helpful in this but I wanted to say thanks for turning me on to a thing I never knew existed. Sounds yummy. I chuckled after checking out a couple recipes. It's either a relatively time-consuming multi-hour exercise or a time-consuming 3-4 day exercise depending on the recipes I saw. ...
by Warren Taranow
December 5th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Marrons Glaces?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Marrons Glaces?

Has anyone ever made their own? We have a great chestnut grower just outside of Bellingham, and I've loved these in Paris.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
December 3rd, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1099
Views: 54292

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Any thoughts on the NV Vilmart Champagne Grande Reserve? I'll pass. For not much more, you can get the NV Vilmart Grand Cellier (2013 base now). According to Scott, they'll release the offer soon. I agree, the Grand Cellier is a big step above the Grande Reserve. However, the latter is being offere...
by Warren Taranow
December 1st, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A new favorite Rosé Champagne, and a refute of the validity of travel shock.
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: A new favorite Rosé Champagne, and a refute of the validity of bottle shock.

Not to be overly pedantic, but there is a world of difference between bottle shock and travel shock, and your bottle only relates to the possible existence of the latter. There seems to be much more consensus and a scientific basis for bottle shock, that is, that wines need time after bottling to s...
by Warren Taranow
December 1st, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does this sound like 100 points?
Replies: 22
Views: 1557

Re: Does this sound like 100 points?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 5:28 am
Warren Taranow wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 9:09 pm
Mmmm. Appels.
The one on the left

Image
You must be from New Jersey, coming up with that photo.

Cheers
Warren
by Warren Taranow
December 1st, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A new favorite Rosé Champagne, and a refute of the validity of travel shock.
Replies: 6
Views: 473

A new favorite Rosé Champagne, and a refute of the validity of travel shock.

NV Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Extra Brut Rosé - France, Champagne (11/30/2018) My first bottle from this producer. Wow, this punches above its weight! It is bold and fragrant, all red berries and flowers. Fruity but dry on the palate; the sensation is one of incredible freshness. A new favorite Ro...
by Warren Taranow
November 29th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Dom Perignon
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Re: 2006 Dom Perignon

ERPark wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 3:31 pm
What's a good price? My club had their holiday open house last night, and I'm tempted by an offer of 6-packs of 2006 Dom P for $787 all-in ($131 and change per bottle)......
$138/bottle; $129 if you take a six pack.

WT
by Warren Taranow
November 29th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Dom Perignon
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Re: 2006 Dom Perignon

These just showed up for a good price at a couple of Oregon shops. I already have a few. The only one I’ve tried was bland, even for a young Dom. I tend not to like these young, but liked this vintage even less than typically. Maybe I opened my bottle at a particularly dull time.

Cheers
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 27th, 2018, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does this sound like 100 points?
Replies: 22
Views: 1557

Re: Does this sound like 100 points?

Mmmm. Appels.
by Warren Taranow
November 27th, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 2018 White Truffles
Replies: 32
Views: 1747

Re: 2018 White Truffles

Has anybody tried the truffle creams that Rare wine Co is offering now? Robert, I've bought everything that was offered today; pasta, white truffle cream, truffle butter and truffle oil. I've been very satisfied with all. You need to use a lot for the best taste. The truffle cream doesn't beak up o...
by Warren Taranow
November 24th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1099
Views: 54292

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

2008 Philipponnat Cuvee 1522
I loved the 2002, so the '08 is a definite buy. Coincidentally, I just picked up some of the '06 1522 Rosé elsewhere this morning.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 24th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday deals 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4591

Re: Black Friday deals 2018

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 11:40 am
Oops, I got some 09 cdc for like 115 a couple days ago :(
I could make you feel a lot better about $115/bottle if I told you what I paid for the '08s last month.
by Warren Taranow
November 24th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437197

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Sokolin has/had them for $49
I'm stocked up, but someone should buy those.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 24th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donate to reform wine shipping laws
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Donate to reform wine shipping laws

Mark Golodetz wrote:
November 20th, 2018, 3:49 am
Tried to download the Go Fund me page but nothing came up
Thanks. I fixed the link.

Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 24th, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Having had the 2010 Le Mont Sec very early in its youth I would be really surprised if that one had any risk of premox. It was so incredibly tight, tangy and acidic from the first sip to the last that to me it screamed ”bury me in the cellar and forget about me”. Of course bottle variation is a rea...
by Warren Taranow
November 24th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437197

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 9:24 am
Warren Taranow wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 9:06 am

2001 Château Suduiraut - stole these; bought every bottle


Cheers,
Warren
How much for those suduirauts?
$65 for .375's. Thought I'd paid less. Not a steal, but a good value IMO.
by Warren Taranow
November 24th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday deals 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4591

Re: Black Friday deals 2018

Warre’s 1994, $55 at Benchmark. I just picked up a case from the Benchmark bin sale: 3 2006 Philipponnat Cuvee 1522 Rose $75@ 3 1994 Warre's $55@ 2 1988 Rieussec 375ml $35@ 1 2004 Climens 375ml $25 3 2009 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee $100@ Time to stop and let the Amex cool off a bit. Cheers, Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 24th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437197

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires - probably my last reload. 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1994 Graham VP 2001 Château Rieussec - paid too much but had a store credit 2001 Château Suduiraut - stole these; bought every bottle 2016 Domaine Y. Clerget Volnay Clos du Verseuil ...
by Warren Taranow
November 23rd, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday deals 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4591

Re: Black Friday deals 2018

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 7:46 am
Grand vin has some decent champagne and burg deals.
I reloaded a few '95 Heidseick BdM.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 19th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donate to reform wine shipping laws
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Donate to reform wine shipping laws

This go fund me campaign was mentioned in this thread. It's an opportunity to help fund a “Friend of the Court” Amicus brief in the upcoming Byrd v Tennessee Supreme Court case. I thought it worth a share here in its own thread

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 19th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?
Replies: 28
Views: 747

Re: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?

I agree, I've had wines with leaking corks that have been sound. However, signs of past seepage is alway a no-go for me for wines on auction. Maybe I shouldn't be so rigid.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 18th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charity Wine Dinner - Classic Pairings: Champers, Muscadet, Old Nebbiolo, Cabs and Stickies
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: TN: Whatcom Hospice House Charity Wine Dinner - Classic Pairings

Warren, Sauternes also pairs beautifully with stilton. I saw you mention that you tried it again during dessert did you try it with the Stilton? That's a pairing I did for my girlfriend's parents that they almost fell over when they tried it. I agree the 01 Suduiraut is just on fire right now. If y...
by Warren Taranow
November 18th, 2018, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Sunday fodder: Your highest rated or most memorable bottle of domestic Pinot Noir EVER
Replies: 150
Views: 5204

Re: Some Sunday fodder: Your highest rated or most memorable bottle of domestic Pinot Noir EVER

Some replies require some reflection, but not this one: 1962 Heitz Cellar California Pinot Noir. Few bottles have even come close.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 18th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Speciale Blanc de Blancs Les Chetillons
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2007 Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Speciale Blanc de Blancs Les Chetillons

I just read an offer for the '11. It's a vintage I've mostly avoided, but this wine usually excels in difficult years. I'm still on the fence, which means I'll probably pull the trigger in a moment of weakness. Warren Had it last week. It is good in the context of the vintage. But not a great Cheti...
by Warren Taranow
November 18th, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Speciale Blanc de Blancs Les Chetillons
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2007 Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Speciale Blanc de Blancs Les Chetillons

I just read an offer for the '11. It's a vintage I've mostly avoided, but this wine usually excels in difficult years. I'm still on the fence, which means I'll probably pull the trigger in a moment of weakness.

Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 15th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 153
Views: 4928

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

...most bottles are very good... As for how many are kind of 'bland' or slightly off, my guess would be about ... 4-6% FWIW, I've probably had 2006 over 20 times at this point (including a few weeks ago), and have loved every single bottle. This has been my experience as well. I've loved every bott...
by Warren Taranow
November 13th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437197

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 PYCM:

Chassagne Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot, Baudines, Les Caillerets, Les Chenevottes

Corton Charlie

Meursault Charmes, Genevrières, Narvaux

Nuits Saint Georges Boudots

Cheers,
WT
by Warren Taranow
November 6th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 153
Views: 4928

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Different strokes. I've opened a dozen of these, acquired from multiple sources, since my first bottle in July of '16. Subjectively, each was spectacular save one, which was still good. There's a better chance it was palate variation rather than bottle variation. I've either been lucky or easy to pl...
by Warren Taranow
November 4th, 2018, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wondering about Charvin
Replies: 23
Views: 1399

Re: Wondering about Charvin

Charvin has been one of my favorite CdP producers for almost two decades, despite having dramatically decreased my Southern Rhone holdings. Grenache heavy blend, organic farming, whole cluster, clean vinification in concrete tanks, and reasonable extraction and alcohol levels, even in warm vintages ...
by Warren Taranow
November 4th, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 391
Views: 24080

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

It's been a nice week for Champagne. 2008 Guy Charlemagne Champagne Grand Cru Mesnillésime Vieilles Vignes Blanc de Blancs ; old vine Mesnil, 4gm dosage. Good now but will be great with some bottle age. This is a wine to buy, drink one now, lay some down for five years, and buy again (and again). 20...
by Warren Taranow
October 31st, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 6423

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

I'm passing due to lack of room in my cellar (and off-site storage), not due to the price. I love the Syrah, and would also max my Skyline pinot had I the space to store it. I'll enjoy drinking down the current stash.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 28th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 391
Views: 24080

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Come on folks, there must be other people drinking champagne out there. I shouldn't have two posts in a row. NV Georges Laval Champagne Rosé Cumières - France, Champagne (10/28/2018) I can see why this is a controversial wine. It's unlike any champagne I've had. In the glass, it is a darker red than...
by Warren Taranow
October 27th, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: TN: 2013 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard

I agree. It's really good, as is the Watson Ranch. AR and Enfield are under appreciated world class winemakers.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 25th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 391
Views: 24080

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

We enjoyed a NV Larmandier-Bernier Extra Brut Rosé de Saignée last night. I’m not sure of the disgorgement date. It was dry with good cut and bead, and the fresh, creamy red berry fruit paired well with both seafood and pork.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 22nd, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker -- Inventory Management Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 1113

Re: CellarTracker -- Inventory Management Recommendations

...the general reaction was that this was a dumb series of questions. Cheers, Jim I’ll follow this thread, as I could have signed my name rather than Jim’s under the original post. If it’s dumb, then two of us are thereby labeled. I suspect there are many more of us. Power to the lazy CT data entry...
by Warren Taranow
October 22nd, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charity Wine Dinner - Classic Pairings: Champers, Muscadet, Old Nebbiolo, Cabs and Stickies
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: TN: Whatcom Hospice House Charity Wine Dinner - Classic Pairings

Kirk, I did try to Suduiraut with a different blue cheese that night, but not the Stilton. The sweet and salty combination was amazing. I host several charity tastings a year, so I’ll try it with the Stilton next time. Marybeth doesn’t like any dessert wines, so it probably won’t be before that. Che...
by Warren Taranow
October 21st, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charity Wine Dinner - Classic Pairings: Champers, Muscadet, Old Nebbiolo, Cabs and Stickies
Replies: 4
Views: 368

TN: Charity Wine Dinner - Classic Pairings: Champers, Muscadet, Old Nebbiolo, Cabs and Stickies

WHATCOM HOSPICE HOUSE CHARITY WINE DINNER - Parkhurst Neighborhood, Bellingham, WA (10/21/2018) Our second such wine dinner we've hosted in several months, the theme was classic pairings. Champagne and caviar; Muscadet and oysters; Sauternes and foie gras; Nebbiolo and truffles; Cabernet and steak;...
by Warren Taranow
October 18th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1099
Views: 54292

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

C Chen wrote:
October 18th, 2018, 10:31 am
Anyone biting on that $39.99 Bollinger Special Cuvee?
Great price
by Warren Taranow
October 15th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD. Gift for the musical wine lover: Wine Bottle with two Glass Carrying Case; looks like Violin Case
Replies: 1
Views: 196

SOLD. Gift for the musical wine lover: Wine Bottle with two Glass Carrying Case; looks like Violin Case

I've had this for years, but have yet to use it. Great shape; some superficial marks from moving it around the storage room.
If you don't like wine, you could probably modify it for your machine gun.

I'd take $75 or trade for wine, something else.

Cheers,

Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 15th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Wine/Port Decanting Cradle; old, wooden, handmade in Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 271

SOLD: Wine/Port Decanting Cradle; old, wooden, handmade in Spain

Looking for an unusual gift for a wine lover?
Antique hand made Spanish Port/Wine decanting cradle. Works reasonably well. A little less smooth than the brass or silver models, but does the trick.

I'd take $60 or an interesting bottle of wine. Buyer pays actual shipping.

Cheers,
Warren

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