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by Warren Taranow
September 24th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1515
Views: 100294

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Krug 168 fantastic as always! 08 DP seems to be shutting down? Muted Buzz, I've recently had the opposite experience with both! 2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne (9/12/2020) I loved and drank a lot of these immediately after they were released, then felt they shut down a year or two ago. My last bottle i...
by Warren Taranow
September 23rd, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1515
Views: 100294

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

There is a page on the Roederer website where you can put in the code on the back and it comes up with some information. I expect that the additional information can be found using a code reader application to read the little code box next to the code number. It's a brave new world (that I can bare...
by Warren Taranow
September 23rd, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1515
Views: 100294

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I forgot to add some ID to the Cristal as the back label has a code that can be deciphered. In this case for the 08`, it was allowed 20% ML with 20% vinified in oak casks, then bottled aged 8 years prior to disgorgement in 2017 and then aged at least for another 8 months after disgorgement where it...
by Warren Taranow
September 20th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1515
Views: 100294

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Sharing here from another post; an outdoor wine tasting on my deck last night. NV Krug Grande Cuvée 168eme (9/19/2020) Tonight, we drank a lot of champagne before it's time, but it felt criminal opening this one so young. It really needs a lot of years, even out of the .375. Marybeth and I were work...
by Warren Taranow
September 20th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1515
Views: 100294

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut NV. Opened a half bottle to toast our finally coming to a decision on a new car purchase. Some bubbles and mouse in the glass, but more apparent in the mouth I thought. Dry, well balanced, biscuity and up to the job for a quick toast. Jacqueline smelled / tasted some s...
by Warren Taranow
September 20th, 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charity wine tasting; 13 wines including Krug 168, '06 Comte, '08 DP, '09 Cristal, '01 Sudiuraut, '98 V. Telegraph
Replies: 6
Views: 360

TN: Charity wine tasting; 13 wines including Krug 168, '06 Comte, '08 DP, '09 Cristal, '01 Sudiuraut, '98 V. Telegraph

OUTDOOR SOCIALLY DISTANCED CHARITY WINE TASTING; 13 WINES INCLUDING '06 COMTE, '08 DP, '09 CRISTAL, '01 SUDIURAUT, '98 VIEUX TELEGRAPH, MORE. - (9/19/2020) We donate about a half dozen wine tastings to various charities annually. 2020 put a stop to these until now, when we decided to host three cou...
by Warren Taranow
September 17th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first red TN in a while; 2009 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: My first red TN in a while; 2009 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito

Charlie Gierling wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 3:28 am
Btw, this is one of the Contrada-wines. Contrade are a kind of larger single vinyards in that area. So you might call this a single-vineyard wine. https://weinlagen-info.de/#lage_id=11810
Charlie,
Thanks for that information. I love that website.
Warren
by Warren Taranow
September 15th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first red TN in a while; 2009 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito
Replies: 2
Views: 272

My first red TN in a while; 2009 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito

2009 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito - Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC (9/15/2020) Wow, what a steal for $37. We were looking for a lighter bodied Italian red for dinner, and this hit the target. Red fruited (strawberry, cranberry, cherry), fine but generous tannins, and barely noticeable ...
by Warren Taranow
September 14th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 59
Views: 1967

Re: Auctions

Stephen, That's a great idea. I was married in 1996, and bought cases of Calon Segur from that vintage. They'll probably outlast us. 1997 is a bit trickier. In Piedmont and Tuscany, it was a warm vintage, and while the wines were highly rated, many were pretty exuberant and showy young, and not all ...
by Warren Taranow
September 12th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14821

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 9:15 pm
I’m working on the edge of a Holocaust this weekend, Stayton, OR.

Nebulizer time.
N95 time. It's unhealthy here in Bellingham, but hazardous in your parts. Stay safe

Warren
by Warren Taranow
September 12th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 268227

Re: Official Costco Thread

Costco Bellingham, WA
2008 Dom Perignon $144.99
2008 Cristal $229.99
Not screaming deals, but not bad. They had the '09 Cristal in the display case, but only '08s in stock.
by Warren Taranow
September 12th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1515
Views: 100294

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne I had drunk a lot of these upon release, then felt they shut down a year or two ago. My last bottle in November, while fantastic, was still somewhat reticent. Not so this bottle. The verve, the creamy lemon and orange, the sweet brioche, the mineral oyster shells, the bea...
by Warren Taranow
September 10th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 181
Views: 10305

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Tonight, after opening four cases of these from multiple sources over the past four years, I opened the first off bottle I can remember. This wasn't tainted, just dour, a little bitter and uninspiring, nothing like any of the previous '06s (or '04s) I've opened. Even the mouthfeel was off. If the Pe...
by Warren Taranow
September 10th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14821

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

I’ll pull a cork or two anyone wants to visit SW OR. Glenn, I suspect your house has smoke taint. I hope you three are okay down there. WA state just warned that the winds shifted and a dense cloud is heading our way tomorrow. There goes my mountain biking plans for the weekend. Stay safe, Warren
by Warren Taranow
September 9th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 134
Views: 11525

Re: Wait list times

I passed on Saxum too. Seems available on the secondary market at decent prices and I’ve mostly moved on from powerful Cali wines. Someone upthread mentioned Cayuse at 5 years - I think I signed up like 7 years ago and still haven’t received an offer. I was lucky enough to get on the UM and MacDona...
by Warren Taranow
September 8th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14821

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

AlexO wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 3:40 pm
... the 60-70 year old 1/2 acre that many of us are familiar with.
I love that 1/2 acre!

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Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
September 7th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I think this Ceritas Chardonnay could be a 20+ year wine.
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: I think this Ceritas Chardonnay could be a 20+ year wine.

What do you guess might be better about this wine in 5 or 10 years than today? I personally would worry the possibility of improvement is not worth the oxidation risk. But I do love it when aged wine gambles pay off too. Chris, It's still pretty primary at 9 years, and I recently had their Porter B...
by Warren Taranow
September 7th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 5019

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Great thread, Sarah! Ten or fifteen years ago, it would have been CdP heavy, but Charvin, Pegau, Telegraph, Beaucastel, Donjon don't even make the top 50 list. We've also shifted to drinking more whites and Champagne. I was surprised there were no Northern Rhone or Piedmont wines on the top ten, bu...
by Warren Taranow
September 5th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 PYCM St Aubin En Remilly
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: TN: 2016 PYCM St Aubin En Remilly

I ordered some 2018 Saint-Aubin En Remilly Nicholas et Mathis because of this thread. Quite a price creep here.
by Warren Taranow
September 5th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 5019

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Great thread, Sarah! Ten or fifteen years ago, it would have been CdP heavy, but Charvin, Pegau, Telegraph, Beaucastel, Donjon don't even make the top 50 list. We've also shifted to drinking more whites and Champagne. I was surprised there were no Northern Rhone or Piedmont wines on the top ten, but...
by Warren Taranow
September 5th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I think this Ceritas Chardonnay could be a 20+ year wine.
Replies: 8
Views: 768

I think this Ceritas Chardonnay could be a 20+ year wine.

2011 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (9/5/2020) This has put on some weight with time, and shows better at cellar temperature than refrigerated. It still has that piercing acidity it started with years ago, but the zesty lemon and grape...
by Warren Taranow
September 5th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1515
Views: 100294

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1995 de VENOGE BRUT LOUIS XV- packaged in a spectacular clear glass bottle, this is a 50% blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourced from numerous Grand Cru plots... Cheers, Blake Blake, I went through a half dozen of the 1996’s I bought from Envoyer for $89.99 in 2017. I thought they were amazing ...
by Warren Taranow
September 5th, 2020, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 55
Views: 3035

Re: Benchmark bin sale

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 3:35 am
Warren Taranow wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 9:38 pm
It wasn't in the bin sale, but the 2004 Cristal for $225 was a good price.
Cheers,
Warren
Haven’t loved that wine (or any 04 except taittinger)
I also love the ‘04 Comte. I haven’t tried the Cristal yet.
by Warren Taranow
September 4th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 55
Views: 3035

Re: Benchmark bin sale

It wasn't in the bin sale, but the 2004 Cristal for $225 was a good price.
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
September 3rd, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Pegau Réservée
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: TN: 2003 Pegau Réservée

Ramon, Years back, I loved the '98s, '00s, and '01s, so I bought a bunch of the 2003's. Several friends as well as critics loved it, but man I hated this wine. So overripe and roasted to my palate, I sold or gave away every bottle. I made the same mistake in 2007, and since then rarely buy CdP. Tast...
by Warren Taranow
September 3rd, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 PYCM St Aubin En Remilly
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: TN: 2016 PYCM St Aubin En Remilly

I love his En Remilly, but man they can be reductive. A while back I ordered copper straws just for his wines (not to sip from but for a quick stir). It seems like just yesterday the St. Aubins, including En Remilly, were available for $39.99 (that’s what I paid in 2014 for the ‘15 vintage and earli...
by Warren Taranow
September 2nd, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1
Replies: 54
Views: 3383

Re: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1

I picked up a couple 2009 Champagne tête de cuvées; Cuvée Wm Deutz, Clos des Goisses, as well as a couple Vilmart Rosés.
by Warren Taranow
August 29th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Champagne Côte des Blancs Study
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: TN: Champagne Côte des Blancs Study

Evan, That's an epic tasting, and I really enjoyed the notes and photos. You've only been posting here about a month, so welcome and thank you! The only wines posted which I currently own are the Pierre Peters Chetillons. I opened an '08 last week that was stunning, although just now entering a good...
by Warren Taranow
August 28th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Taittinger Comtes
Replies: 18
Views: 1134

Re: TN: 1996 Taittinger Comtes

I have just one, saved for my 25th anniversary next year. Thanks for the note.
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 27th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WARNING – ZACHY’S WINE AUCTIONS IS NOW OFFERING WINES FROM FRAUDSTER ERIC GREENBERG
Replies: 99
Views: 16452

Re: WARNING – ZACHY’S WINE AUCTIONS IS NOW OFFERING WINES FROM FRAUDSTER ERIC GREENBERG

Jeez, give the guy or gal a break! They're obviously new here. An instructive PM would have been nice.
by Warren Taranow
August 24th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Update! : Anniversary Wines; Next up, 1996 Dom Perignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1162

Re: Update #2: Anniversary Wines; Next up, '08 Pierre Péters BdB Chetillons

Way off topic, Warren. I noticed in a couple of your replies you were able to quote multiple people in a single post. I have seen it used by other folks also. How do you do this? And does each person that you are quoting receive notification of your reply? Very useful I think. Thanks. Cheers! Jim I...
by Warren Taranow
August 23rd, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Astrea Caviar Sale (30%OFF) on limited supply of 100g & 200g tins
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Astrea Caviar Sale (30%OFF) on limited supply of 100g & 200g tins

At this very moment, Marybeth and I are enjoying the Schrenckii with a bottle of 2008 Pierre Peters BdB. It's almost good enough for me to re-evaluate my impression of 2020!
Thanks Charlie!
by Warren Taranow
August 23rd, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Update! : Anniversary Wines; Next up, 1996 Dom Perignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1162

Re: Updated: Preview of Anniversary Wines; First up, 2002 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Rare

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
August 23rd, 2020, 4:56 pm
Happy Anniversary!!
If you are staying near "downtown" don't forget to go to Market of Choice and pick up a bottle of South Sister gin...makes a great old fashioned.
We were just there this afternoon!
WT
by Warren Taranow
August 23rd, 2020, 4:50 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?

I love Michael Cruse's Ultramarine and Cruse wines, which deservedly get a lot of love on WB. I'm always surprised Wenzlau Vineyard Cuvée L'Inconnu Estate Blanc de Blanc never gets mentioned here. They nail the bead, which is fine and long lasting. The balance is perfect, a ringer for a BdB, a littl...
by Warren Taranow
August 23rd, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1515
Views: 100294

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

A friend came for dinner yesterday and brought a bottle of 2002 Piper Heidsieck Rare . My first time having it and I was impressed. Wonderfully rich and toasty. Diane, Coincidentally, I had this last night as well! Your's if an apt description. Mine is in a separate thread. Garish bottle, great win...
by Warren Taranow
August 23rd, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Update! : Anniversary Wines; Next up, 1996 Dom Perignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1162

Re: Updated: Preview of Anniversary Wines; First up, 2002 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Rare

Happy anniversary! Love the 02 Rare... Me too! Thanks, Hank. Warren Happy Anniversary to Marybeth and to you, Warren! Looks like you have quite a nice assortment of wine to celebrate. And, if you are hiking, it sounds like the problem that you were having with your foot is in the past! Cheers, Ed Y...
by Warren Taranow
August 23rd, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Update! : Anniversary Wines; Next up, 1996 Dom Perignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1162

Re: Updated: Preview of Anniversary Wines; First up, 2002 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Rare

Love the 02 Piper. Used to be able to get this for $100 but not anymore. True John, That and the 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires. A lot of critics and others were reporting unfavorably about these wines ("good, not great"), while I was buying cases, especially the Millénaires! Cheers, ...
by Warren Taranow
August 23rd, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Update! : Anniversary Wines; Next up, 1996 Dom Perignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1162

Re: Preview of Anniversary Wines/Champagne

Doug Lee wrote:
August 23rd, 2020, 12:07 pm
Happy Anniversary, Warren! I like the ratio of champagne to still wines.

Cheers,
Doug
joejolesch wrote:
August 23rd, 2020, 11:58 am
Happy anniversary! Enjoy the time and wines! champagne.gif
Br1an Th0rne wrote:
August 22nd, 2020, 8:30 pm
Happy anniversary! We spent a week in Bend a couple of years ago, and loved every minute of it. Some fantastic wines!
Thanks!!!
by Warren Taranow
August 23rd, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Update! : Anniversary Wines; Next up, 1996 Dom Perignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1162

Re: Preview of Anniversary Wines/Champagne

Marybeth and I just arrive to a beautiful house we rented in Bend, Oregon for a short anniversary trip. Just the two of us. We’ll be hiking, fly fishing, and chilling, and of course, eating and drinking well. Our original anniversary reservations were to Paris & Champagne. Like everyone else in the...
by Warren Taranow
August 23rd, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1515
Views: 100294

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 5:57 pm
Thanks to all who commented on the Roederer Rose 12. Found some half’s on sale and grabbed the last 7
Barry,
You won’t be sorry, and I will be envious!
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 22nd, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Update! : Anniversary Wines; Next up, 1996 Dom Perignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1162

Last Update! : Anniversary Wines; Next up, 1996 Dom Perignon

Marybeth and I just arrive to a beautiful house we rented in Bend, Oregon for a short anniversary trip. Just the two of us. We’ll be hiking, fly fishing, and chilling, and of course, eating and drinking well. Our original anniversary reservations were to Paris & Champagne. Like everyone else in the ...
by Warren Taranow
August 16th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opinions on the 325 CE vintage? World's oldest bottle of wine
Replies: 31
Views: 1073

Opinions on the 325 CE vintage? World's oldest bottle of wine

It doesn't look tasty, but this bottle still has a fill just below shoulder after 1700 years!
by Warren Taranow
August 16th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5 decades of Rioja
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: 5 decades of Rioja

Thanks Stas. I enjoyed that a lot. I knew a bit about the wines, grapes, and wine making, but not the history.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 14th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1515
Views: 100294

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

The Roederer 2012 Rose is excellent. I bought a few cases of this when it was released and have just started drinking the first case. It will take great self-restraint to pace consumption. Self-restraint; what's that? I have four bottles left of my twenty purchased. WT I guess it means you’re not d...
by Warren Taranow
August 13th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dear Abby; My wife's tastes are changing, and I don't like it!
Replies: 34
Views: 2331

Re: Dear Abby; My wife's tastes are changing, and I don't like it!

Dennis Atick wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Total thread drift, but I listened to this today and your post made me chuckle
Good luck!

Dennis,

I am what I am and I ain't what I ain't. I was thinking of that song when I posted!

Signed,
Bewildered
by Warren Taranow
August 13th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14476
Views: 711512

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Y. Clerget:

Volnay Clos du Verseuil
Volnay Caillerets
Pommard Rugiens
Meursault Chevaliers
by Warren Taranow
August 13th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nothing screams "Summer!" like gazpacho, ceviche and Sancerre!
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: othing screams "Summer!" like gazpacho, ceviche and Sancerre!

Fresh caught coon stripe shrimp with Burlotto rose and a Peruvian mussel chupe ( also foraged) off of Raft Island , South Puget Sound That screams "summer" too! We have a similar view! My recipe for Gazpacho is my mother-in-laws. Gazpacho Andaluz 3-4 lbs of over ripe tomatoes. If they have imperfec...
by Warren Taranow
August 13th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dear Abby; My wife's tastes are changing, and I don't like it!
Replies: 34
Views: 2331

Dear Abby; My wife's tastes are changing, and I don't like it!

Fortunately, she still loves most Champagne, and dry white wines. Most reds and anything with residual sweetness are no-go's. She used to enjoy, or at least tolerate my beloved Huet Secs which have a little RS. Not anymore. I can sneak an older elegant Nebbiolo, Burgundy, or structured Cru Bojo in n...

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