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by Warren Taranow
November 26th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 67
Views: 2446

Re: WOTY 2020

William Kelley wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 4:31 am
...1952 Clos des Goisses for Champagne
Wow! Do you know the disgorgement?

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 26th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1864
Views: 193208

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

RMN is 20% cash back at wine.com again. It says through Monday but as we've seen before they will pull it early if they hit some quota. It's good up to $50 maximum cash back. That, combined with RMN30WINE for $30 off $250 pared two bottles of Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle #24 down to $110@ including...
by Warren Taranow
November 25th, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 124
Views: 4013

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2006 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Hillside The last of my 2006 Rhys Pinots. The CT "drink by 2012" recommendation is off by decades. This has barely budged. It's still very fruit dominated. The nose is sweet, floral and fruity, while the palate is more savory. Sour and black cherries, raspberries and vio...
by Warren Taranow
November 25th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 161
Views: 6255

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Nontraditional Thanksgiving; Schrenkii Caviar (from Charlie Fu & Astea Caviar), with an ‘06 Cristal. Then pasta with fresh white Alba truffles, maybe a ‘71 Einaudi Barolo or whatever I have standing up in the cellar. Who knows what tomorrow may bring, so enjoy the day.
Stay safe, Berserkers!
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 24th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 168 half bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: TN: Krug 168 half bottle

"A magnum of champagne is the perfect size for two people, if one of them isn't drinking." I've heard that credited to Winston Churchill, but it may have been attributed to him erroneously. I like having some half bottles, usually after a full bottle wasn't quite enough to accompany a night or a mea...
by Warren Taranow
November 24th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 124
Views: 4013

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2011 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills This is my second time trying this wine, having opened a bottle in 2016. It is absolutely delicious now, one of my favorite domestic pinot noirs this year. Pale red. It's still quite primary. Crisply red fruited, with raspberry, strawberry and cherry, and a disti...
by Warren Taranow
November 23rd, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Freshly tinned Astrea Caviar in stock for Thanksgiving - 25% off all orders with code CLAYFU
Replies: 14
Views: 1399

Re: Freshly tinned Astrea Caviar in stock for Thanksgiving - 25% off all orders with code CLAYFU

Ordered more Grand Selection Schrenckii. I should have read this whole post before ordering; I would have also considered the Kaluga; I've yet to try that.
by Warren Taranow
November 22nd, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: TN: 2000 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

I bought some on release (5 for $63@ at Whole Foods! Should have bought more!), but have never opened one. Like David, I'll wait a while longer.
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 22nd, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doh! Ever do this before?
Replies: 34
Views: 2197

Re: Doh! Ever do this before?

Slightly off topic; I love the Il Carnasciale olive oil. I buy that almost every year. I'm curious where you buy it from? is it easier to track down than the wines? Hi Matt, I’ve sourced this from two places. The Rare Wine Company has a big Tuscan olive oil offer annually, which is where I buy most...
by Warren Taranow
November 21st, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 3862

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

From the classic Stuff White People Like blog: "Historically speaking, the music that white people have kept on life support for the longest period of time is Jazz. Thanks largely to public radio, bookstores, and coffee shops, Jazz has carved out a niche in white culture that is not yet ready to be...
by Warren Taranow
November 21st, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 TAITTINGER COMTES de CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANC
Replies: 30
Views: 2266

Re: TN: 2008 TAITTINGER COMTES de CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANC

I'm coming in late to this thread. Firstly, a "Ha!" and a "thanks" to Blake. I knew he'd come through, pop an '08 Comte and share the note. I've been waiting but didn't have to wait long! Big thanks to Brad. It was interesting to read the breakdown of Pinot Noir, Meunier, and Chardonnay quality in v...
by Warren Taranow
November 21st, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doh! Ever do this before?
Replies: 34
Views: 2197

Re: Doh! Ever do this before?

Slightly off topic; I love the Il Carnasciale olive oil. I buy that almost every year.
I really like the '04 CdP vintage, although it was initially not critically acclaimed.
by Warren Taranow
November 21st, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “The Myth of Old World Wine”
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

“The Myth of Old World Wine”

I enjoyed this article by James Sligh in Punch.
I was referred to the article by Terroirist, which is a blog that sends wine related articles to your email box. No disclosures from me...

Cheers
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 20th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A back vintage Dauvissat (Camus) Forest
Replies: 2
Views: 305

A back vintage Dauvissat (Camus) Forest

2007 Dauvissat-Camus Chablis 1er Cru La Forest This bottle was in the right place at the right time; a beautiful stage in its development, maybe its apogee. Dense and viscous for a Forest, the palate is much more generous than the nose. Typical Chablis oyster shell, lemon, iodine; slight reduction....
by Warren Taranow
November 15th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1864
Views: 193208

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Robert Dwyer wrote:
November 15th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Wine.com: $20 off $50 with TURKEY20
HT: Dan S on Milenomics Slack
I bought a '17 Felsina Rancia for $32.63 including tax and shipping, using that coupon, RMN 9% off and Stewardship for free shipping.
Thanks Robert!
by Warren Taranow
November 15th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 2647

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

david paly wrote:
November 15th, 2020, 1:41 pm
...lucky to get a long screw Durand from JFTlOP
I'm not familiar with that acronym. I have two Durands (replaced a lost one that was later found), but occasionally wish they had a longer worm.

WT
by Warren Taranow
November 15th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 2647

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

I know this has been discussed in the past, but "corkscrew" generates way too many hits in the search function... What's your preferred daily use corkscrew for wines of medium age (say 5-15 years)? I've used a trusty Le Creuset Screwpull for years, but the worm is in need of replacement so I though...
by Warren Taranow
November 8th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Roederer rose tn
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: 2008 Roederer rose tn

I wish I could hold on to these long enough to enjoy them older. My 2012's are already gone. Thanks for the TN
by Warren Taranow
November 8th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2058

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

Andrew K. wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Warren Taranow wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 10:16 pm
'09 Cristal. Celebrating amongst other things a broken glass ceiling.
Sorry to hear about your ceiling. Those stained glass windows can be quite expensive. Hope you have a good local blue collar window man on call to repair.
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by Warren Taranow
November 7th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2058

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

'09 Cristal. Celebrating amongst other things a broken glass ceiling.
by Warren Taranow
November 7th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giving up drinking for the rest of the year.
Replies: 23
Views: 1604

Giving up drinking for the rest of the year.

Sorry, I missed a punctuation. Giving up. Drinking for the rest of the year.

Cheers y’all.
by Warren Taranow
November 5th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre at 7 years; still got the funk & audacity!
Replies: 15
Views: 742

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre at 7 years; still got the funk & audacity!

Doug Schulman wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 9:37 am
What was it sealed with? Nomacork?
Doug
I think it was natural cork. Maybe Hardy can confirm.
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 4th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre at 7 years; still got the funk & audacity!
Replies: 15
Views: 742

Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre at 7 years; still got the funk & audacity!

2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards Yikes! Gamey and rubbery notes were so intense I briefly pondered whether it was bretty (it’s not). Just full of Mourvèdre funkiness, & D&R luminosity! Pine tar and stewed strawberries. Light bodied and crisp. We both loved it, and paired i...
by Warren Taranow
November 3rd, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: World Class Wine Los Angeles
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Retailer check: World Class Wine Los Angeles

Marcu$ Stanley wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 2:08 pm
Re-upping this question if anyone has more info, thanks.
Marcus,

I ordered some 2009 Cristal for a good price. The wines were delivered as requested without mishaps.

Cheers,

Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 2nd, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1967 Fontanafredda Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: TN: 1967 Fontanafredda Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Jordan, I posted a note on this wine in June. Like Sarah's, my bottle was much fresher than yours. I stood it up for three months, then decanted for at least four hours; I don't recall, it might have been longer. I left almost 1/4 of the volume in the bottle to avoid the sediment. Base on that exper...
by Warren Taranow
November 1st, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Such a long time and a nice story
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Such a long time and a nice story

François, Your posts are always magical. Thank you for the vinous and culinary chronicles. When I approach a wine, I frequently ponder historical events when the vines were planted then tended, grapes harvested, and wines fashioned and bottled. I like to think of the individuals involved, and whethe...
by Warren Taranow
November 1st, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: An Older Muscadet
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Re: TN: An Older Muscadet

About seven or eight years ago, I bought several 1999 and 2002 Luneau-Papin Le "L" d'Or from Chambers. Those were still youthful. I agree, they get that waxy lanolin notes like you see with Chenin Blanc. I like stashing some of these, although my usual preference is the fresh crispness of younger vi...
by Warren Taranow
October 31st, 2020, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1607
Views: 108049

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 10:18 pm
It is today , there is another thread whose title announced it.
May have ended at midnight;
Found it. I’m thankful you mentioned it earlier!
by Warren Taranow
October 31st, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Krug 168 for $137
Replies: 62
Views: 5240

Re: PSA: Krug 168 for $137

Just last night I said I'm not buying any more wine this year. In for 6 375's and 4 750's. $64 shipping to WA state.
by Warren Taranow
October 31st, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1607
Views: 108049

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

This is a great thread, and I'm taking my reload of Krug 168 375s and first shipment Roederer Rose 2012 375s. For those that have had both, the Rose is about ahlf the price of the Krug 168. Would you rather have two more of the Roederer Rose 2012 or one of the 168. Not a fair question; I’d rather h...
by Warren Taranow
October 31st, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1607
Views: 108049

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2004 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut This was anything but restrained, unlike many 2004 champagnes I've opened. I've often found the vintage characterized by soaring acid and somewhat restrained fruit, but not this bottle. It blasts you with buttered bread, baked apples and lemon. No subtlety here...
by Warren Taranow
October 30th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1607
Views: 108049

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Extracted from a thread just posted: Our dinner group enjoyed another fine evening, this time at one of our favs, bouchon. Our wine theme was one we’ve talked about doing for a long time, vintage Krug, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and Cristal. On most occasions, any one bottle of any of these can...
by Warren Taranow
October 30th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1607
Views: 108049

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

This is a great thread, and I'm taking my reload of Krug 168 375s and first shipment Roederer Rose 2012 375s. For those that have had both, the Rose is about ahlf the price of the Krug 168. Would you rather have two more of the Roederer Rose 2012 or one of the 168. Not a fair question; I’d rather h...
by Warren Taranow
October 29th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 97
Views: 3791

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?r

3 liter 1996 Calon Segur. One for our 30th anniversary in 2026. I have another 3 liter bottle of it for our 25th anniversary, if we’re able to gather in big groups by next August.
by Warren Taranow
October 28th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore - DRINK UP!
Replies: 33
Views: 2370

Re: 2014 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore - DRINK UP!

My bottle tonight was superb. This surprised me, as I bought six on release and disliked every prior bottle. I found some bitter and dull, others oxidative. I'd even asked for a partial credit (although none materialized). I thought I had rid my cellar of all of the 2014's when I found this orphan b...
by Warren Taranow
October 24th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru VP (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: TN: NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru VP (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)

David,
I had their NV Rosé last night. I think I love everything from Egly-Ouriet. This is what prime vineyards, talented wine makers and extended lees aging can do!
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 24th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Dom Pérignon Champagne (France, Champagne)
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: TN: 2010 Dom Pérignon Champagne (France, Champagne)

B. Buzzini wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 5:49 pm
...Foil. Wtf...worst and hardest foil to remove. Cakes on even more with age!
I agree! I think it's glued on. What's the point?
by Warren Taranow
October 24th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You know you have too much wine when...
Replies: 59
Views: 2820

Re: You know you have too much wine when...

... you throw parties in October because you know November is wine shipping season. Now my recycling bin is as crowded as my wine cellar. We even bought a canopy and a heater so we could do these outdoors in 2020.
by Warren Taranow
October 24th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent TNs: Peters, Jouan, Barthod
Replies: 19
Views: 1065

Re: Recent TNs: Peters, Jouan, Barthod

B. Buzzini wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 5:51 pm
I like the way you drink! [cheers.gif]
That was exactly what I thought when I read the title!
by Warren Taranow
October 24th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1607
Views: 108049

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

It's been a good month for Champagne here. Some of these were previously posted in other threads. 2006 Taittinger Champagne Comtes Exuberant lemon and orange, brioche and cream, but it's the glycerine texture, minerals and balance that keep me coming back to this one. I'm embarrassed how many of the...
by Warren Taranow
October 22nd, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 164
Views: 5443

Re: Real winenerd wines

Dan Kravitz wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Grk.

Dan Kravitz
I'd like to buy that wine a vowel, Pat.
by Warren Taranow
October 21st, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1817
Views: 116371

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

2011 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée. I buy this every vintage (including challenging ones like 2011).
by Warren Taranow
October 20th, 2020, 11:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 164
Views: 5443

Re: Real winenerd wines

Dan Kravitz wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Grk.

Dan Kravitz
Da!!!
by Warren Taranow
October 20th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: World Class Wine Los Angeles
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Retailer check: World Class Wine Los Angeles

Does anyone have any experience with them?

Thanks
by Warren Taranow
October 19th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 164
Views: 5443

Re: Real winenerd wines

Though I drink mostly old world, I'm going to throw in some California examples. John Enfield's Cabernets are so different that he sometimes even bottles them in a burgundy shaped bottle. Also, Matthew Rorick's Forlorn Hope wines are very geeky. I agree with Sir Robert's suggestions of Bernard Levet...
by Warren Taranow
October 19th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three nights of B-day celebration with still wine, Champagne, Flannery beef, lobster and more
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Three nights of B-day celebration with still wine, Champagne, Flannery beef, lobster and more

Curtis Chen wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Kickass meal, wines, and mask. Happy birthday, Warren!
Thanks Curtis. The mask was a gift from my PA; I love it too!

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 18th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Ch. Beaucastel
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: TN: 2001 Ch. Beaucastel

... never thought both 98 and 01 would be a disappointment. +1. I bought cases of the ‘01 on release, and later back filled a bunch of ‘98. They were both fantastic for a while, then seemed to fall off a cliff. The ‘98 fared the worst. Multiple bottles of mine went from delicious one year, to tasti...
by Warren Taranow
October 18th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three nights of B-day celebration with still wine, Champagne, Flannery beef, lobster and more
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Three nights of B-day celebration with still wine, Champagne, Flannery beef, lobster and more

It's not safe for a big birthday gathering, so we had family one night, three couples the next, then two couples over the next. I bought a canopy for the deck and kept it all outdoors, mostly masked. It was a salve to the soul to finally spend fun time with family and friends. The food and wine were...
by Warren Taranow
October 17th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B-day: LP Grand Siecle, '06 Tait Comte mag, Rennaisance Cab, '16 VHR, '59 Rivesaltes, more
Replies: 1
Views: 355

B-day: LP Grand Siecle, '06 Tait Comte mag, Rennaisance Cab, '16 VHR, '59 Rivesaltes, more

I bought a canopy for our deck so we could gather with a few couples as safely as possible. We had a variety of dietary preferences among our gathered friends, from Keto to vegetarian, so our meal consisted of many smallish plates. Oysters and champagne Fresh kumomotos and kushis with lemon wedges a...
by Warren Taranow
October 16th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Fabien Coche……what's the story here?
Replies: 22
Views: 2649

Re: Domaine Fabien Coche……what's the story here?

I've had good luck with many older Fabien Coche, Coche-Bizouard and Coche-Bouillot. I just ordered a six pack of the '85 Coche-Bizouard Meursault Goutte d’Or. Cheers, Warren +1 And I was tempted by that offer this morning as well. Some interesting nuggets in there. But I passed. Holding out on no p...

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