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by Warren Taranow
June 16th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 8:08 am
Louis Roederer Rose 2012
Hi Merrill,
I also opened this last night. I love the mix of intense red berries and citrus, but I think its apogee is a long way off.
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
June 14th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 74999

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

In for more Godme Rosé. No brainer at $39.99.
by Warren Taranow
June 12th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No dosage champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

Re: No dosage champagne

commercial post: I import Champagne from a medium-sized Estate Bottler. His wines are available in (from memory) about 20 states. His normal dosage is at the lower level of Brut, normally 0.7% (seven grams/litre). For orders as low as one case (from a distributor, we are obliged to sell through the...
by Warren Taranow
June 12th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2255

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

A friend in college had "Tie1on". I'm not sure how often he was pulled over.
by Warren Taranow
June 12th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1997 Salon- Bought this at a restaurant. It is still holding strong. Bright, juicy, lively, creamy, apple peel, and a hint of citrus zest, with pretty mineral perceptions. This is wonderful Champagne! Egly-Ouriet Rosé- This and Camille Saves are easily two of the best Bouzy Rosés out there today. I...
by Warren Taranow
June 12th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court Wine Shipping - any update?
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Supreme Court Wine Shipping - any update?

June 17 or June 24, according to this.
by Warren Taranow
June 10th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 74999

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Any idea of how to access your orders pending fulfillment? I emailed terry last week since the accounts got wiped online I did the same and Terry replied immediately. (I was shocked when I saw the total number of pending bottles, but I’ll console myself with the knowledge that they’re great wines a...
by Warren Taranow
June 9th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19

Wow again! Two things: 1) Higher rez pics of the Cellar! 2) We are about to replace our deck, what is yours? The texture looks interesting! I'll post a photo of my messy cellar soon; I'll have to take a better one. The deck is pretty basic; cedar planks, hogwire fencing. Warren, If I may add to Ant...
by Warren Taranow
June 9th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 74999

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 1:55 pm
The Vilmart Rubis rose is a killer value at $50.
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by Warren Taranow
June 9th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Crappy TN's but a cool photograph

We had a tasting last night, another we had donated at a charity auction (Hospice House). Same theme; classic pairings. Many of the same wines. No tasting notes; I was too busy with prep. 2012 Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Rosé ; Marybeth and I needed something while we worked before the guests arri...
by Warren Taranow
June 7th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Louis Nicaise Champagne Premier Cru Brut Millésimé
This was a pleasant surprise, a mouse that roared. Lot's of body but great verve. Citrus dominated, plus tart apple and vanilla. Really good right now.
by Warren Taranow
June 2nd, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Crappy TN's but a cool photograph

Wow, did you do all the cooking? Amazing! I never stopped buying Ceritas and I’m very happy you turned me on to them. I’m finding I really like their Chardonnay at age 7 or so, really special wines I think. Where did you get the black truffles? Marc, I did all of the cooking, but for the tray from ...
by Warren Taranow
June 2nd, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Crappy TN's but a cool photograph

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 11:17 am
Great notes AND great photos!

I really need to get a couple of bottles of the 08 Dom.
Thanks Neal. Your really do need some. I'm not usually a DP fan, but this is special.
R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 11:39 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 11:17 am

I really need to get a couple of bottles of the 08 Dom.
Make it a couple of cases.
I would if I could!
by Warren Taranow
June 2nd, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19

Here's a photo taken at the end of a wine tasting. We had donated it to a charity auction for a local family support center dedicated to ending child abuse. Three generous couples; the theme was (loosely) classic pairings. I was busy trying to host and cook and serve and clean, so I didn't get to tr...
by Warren Taranow
May 29th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: 2004 Bosconia reserva
Replies: 25
Views: 1489

Re: WTN: 2004 Bosconia reserva

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
April 13th, 2016, 12:30 pm
I had the 2001 the other night and really liked it. Looking forward to trying the '04.
I had the 2005 the other night and really liked it. Looking forward to trying the '04 and '06.
by Warren Taranow
May 29th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 888
Views: 42919

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

John J wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Anyone put in an ask on the Fontanafredda Barolo offer?
I asked for the '82s, but sadly my offer was delinquent.

WT
by Warren Taranow
May 26th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Another beautiful ‘95 Charles Heidsieck BdM. These have had a protracted zenith in their drinking window. Opened pre-dinner in our room in Whistler. We were denied corkage at Oso last night, so there’s extra wine today! Off to the Red Door tonight with tomorrow’s post here (a ‘96 mag). Cheers Warre...
by Warren Taranow
May 25th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Another beautiful ‘95 Charles Heidsieck BdM. These have had a protracted zenith in their drinking window. Opened pre-dinner in our room in Whistler. We were denied corkage at Oso last night, so there’s extra wine today! Off to the Red Door tonight with tomorrow’s post here (a ‘96 mag). Cheers Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 20th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs across time: 2010 Huet Haut-Lieu Sec Chenin Blanc (not shitting the bed)
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: TNs across time: 2010 Huet Haut-Lieu Sec Chenin Blanc (not shitting the bed)

I haven't had any problems with my many 2010's (yet!). I'm glad to hear neither you nor your bottles are currently shitting the bed.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 20th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug 166, Dom 2008, Rare 2002, Nicky Francois 2002, Bolly GA 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Krug 166, Dom 2008, Rare 2002, Nicky Francois 2002, Bolly GA 2007

John, This is a timely note for me; I bought all of the first four in your list. I too was blown away by the '02 Billecart NC; I was not expecting it to be that good. I have one more left. I like the PH Rare, but haven't tried any of the original release. There're some varied opinions on the Krug 16...
by Warren Taranow
May 20th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A pair of 2003 Pegau
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: TN: A pair of 2003 Pegau

Eric,
I know you've loved these since release. I always found a roasted quality which for me was appealing, and sold or gave away all of mine. Maybe I should have waited, or maybe they're just not for me.
Thanks for the data points,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 19th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brief TN: Ceritas 2017 Charles Heintz Chardonnay
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Brief TN: Ceritas 2017 Charles Heintz Chardonnay

Some vintages need time to tame the searing acidity. The fruit seems to take a while to balance the cut. I love this wine with a bit of bottle age.
Thanks for the note, Merrill.

Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 19th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

My sporadic notes from Paultacular 2000 Lanson Champagne Noble Cuvée de Lanson Blanc de Blancs Brut - France, Champagne (5/19/2019) The most intriguing wine, by far. Gasoline note like a Riesling with sea spray. Tart red apple and lemon with a mineral foundation. Good. These were available for a so...
by Warren Taranow
May 19th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10512
Views: 344584

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Lanson Noble Rosé ...if Greg offers again at the $70 I paid, I will definitely buy more. Really really good wine. +12!!! I'm in for another case if I see it again. I think I only paid $50 last time, and my blind purchased six pack was an inadequate sum. I knew I liked the '00 BdB Noble, so I gave t...
by Warren Taranow
May 15th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 19
Views: 1102

Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

2008 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru (5/15/2019) Beautiful and youthful wine. I have no record of purchasing or owning this, yet there it was calling my name tonight. Grand cru density; lemon cream, plus some tropical fruit carried on t...
by Warren Taranow
May 15th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière "Granite de Clisson" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière "Granite de Clisson" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

Good muscadet is the Rodney Dangerfield of wine. It is low priced, often has a crystalline youth, and has great aging potential, yet is still gets little or no respect.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 14th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2004 Camille Savés Grand Cru Cuvée Anaïs Jolicoeur. This is in a very good place right now. Creamy red fruit, early mature notes. This turned out to be a superb impulsive auction purchase.
by Warren Taranow
May 14th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tried the 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires?
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Has anyone tried the 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires?

Have had a couple of bottles. Absolutely splendid! My note below. This is like a Chevalier-Montrachet studded with exquisitely tiny bubbles. The nose is fine, with some citrus blossom, lemon, white peach and spice. The palate has perfect shape and whilst it is an elegant Champagne it has real depth...
by Warren Taranow
May 14th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Huet 2010 Le Mont Sec and a fantastic 1970 Rioja GR
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Huet 2010 Le Mont Sec and a fantastic 1970 Rioja GR

1970 was a great Rioja year. I've had fabulous 1970 CVNE Real GR within the past couple of years, and I have a couple of bottles of CVNE Imperial waiting in the cellar. John, I agree. I haven't met a '70 Rioja I didn't like. I still have a few; a CVNE Imperial GR and a Viña Real GR, a Muga GR Prado...
by Warren Taranow
May 14th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Huet 2010 Le Mont Sec and a fantastic 1970 Rioja GR
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Huet 2010 Le Mont Sec and a fantastic 1970 Rioja GR

Frank Murray III wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 5:17 pm
How many more of these 10 LMs you got left?
Frank,
I drank through cases of these. CT says I have 5@ of the 2010 Le Mont and Clos du Bourg Secs. I probably have a little less, but it's better than none. Thanks for the update!
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 14th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flying with Champagne/Sparkling wine
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Flying with Champagne/Sparkling wine

We fly with champagne all the time; no problems
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Champagne stash from our last Hawaii trip (plus Baileys for friend's morning coffee!)
by Warren Taranow
May 14th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Breuil Me" Dude. TNs: 2009 and 2010 Chidaine Clos du Breuil
Replies: 14
Views: 512

Re: "Breuil Me" Dude. TNs: 2009 and 2010 Chidaine Clos du Breuil

This post needed a seven year update. 2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Montlouis-sur-Loire (5/14/2019) A nice bottle with chicken tikka masala. Citrus, quince paste and lanolin. While the texture and fruit made the initial attack seem sweet,...
by Warren Taranow
May 12th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tried the 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires?
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Has anyone tried the 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires?

I love the previous release, which is the 1995 vintage. I still have a few 95's, but have been gradually drinking down my formerly large cache. I'm thinking of refilling with the 2004.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 10th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Premier Cru Extra Brut Oenophile Crisp. Green apple and citrus. Better with air, and with food. Good price, nothing wrong here, but I personally won't buy this again. A wine that makes me to strike the "Neutral" like button on CT, although I seem to be in an un...
by Warren Taranow
May 9th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 164eme A nice foil to the boisterous '06 Taittinger Comte. While explosive, young, and delicious, the harmony and balance are the most attractive features. 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne As rambunctious as ever. Lemon c...
by Warren Taranow
May 9th, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about flying with a wine that has been sampled with a Coravin
Replies: 26
Views: 1000

Re: Question about flying with a wine that has been sampled with a Coravin

Anecdotally, I accidentally checked a bottle of Coravined Rhys Syrah once. I had grabbed it from the rack and didn't notice/remember I had previously sampled it. Packed in a wine check, it arrived without issues. n of one.
by Warren Taranow
May 8th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10512
Views: 344584

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

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1975 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino
Past prime but still holds pleasure. Slightly tired nose, but great candied cherry palate.
by Warren Taranow
May 7th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting--PINOT NOIR from anywhere. May 5th - May 12th
Replies: 58
Views: 2146

Re: Virtual Tasting--PINOT NOIR from anywhere. May 5th - May 12th

It's hard to believe that despite decades of activity on wine boards, this is my first participation in a virtual tasting. Add this to the many thanks I owe FMIII. 2015 Méo-Camuzet Frère et Sœurs Bourgogne Young but already stunning. The nose starts with a blast of crisp cranberry. Exuberant cranber...
by Warren Taranow
May 7th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 6:13 am
EHeffner wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 5:27 am
The Ployez-Jacquemart rose referred to a few times in this thread. Would that be the extra Brut or the selection rose?
Mine was the extra brut.
Mine as well.
by Warren Taranow
May 6th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1249

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." Well maybe not exaggerated, but this was a great bottle tonight. While fairly golden yellow in color, the nose and palate were not at all advanced. Gorgeous lemon curd and a little honey, ma...
by Warren Taranow
May 5th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I brought a magnum of 2006 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Rosé to a charity event last night. My wife and others at the table liked it; I was underwhelmed. It might have been the water glasses used, or maybe my palate was off (CT and critical notes are mostly praiseful). I perceived an unpleasant ...
by Warren Taranow
May 5th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 40
Views: 1509

Re: 2018 Rose

It's hard to beat the Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina Rubentis, sub $20. Lightly sparkling, tasty, and under 11% abv.
by Warren Taranow
May 5th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Ployez-Jacquemart NV rose last night before dinner on the deck was very enjoyable, with a nice citrus back to it and some spicy notes on the finish. Very nice, though it will likely not be a reload for us when the 4 I bought are gone. They will be a pleasure to drink. Sarah, This is one of my favor...
by Warren Taranow
May 4th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Pierre Gerbais Champagne Prestige Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut - France, Champagne (5/3/2019) My final bottle of several bottles I bought. The importer sticker is covering the back label so I am screwed for any bottle info. From what I recall, this is 100% Chardonnay and should be dosed around 6 g...
by Warren Taranow
April 30th, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - A magnificent American sparkler
Replies: 0
Views: 377

PSA - A magnificent American sparkler

2013 Wenzlau Vineyard Cuvée L'Inconnu Estate Blanc de Blanc. Rich but quite dry. A citrus blast balanced with acid cut and mineral. A mildly aggressive bead. I think they will age exceptionally well. This wine will capably sit amongst the fine champagnes in my cellar. Non dosage, aged four years on...
by Warren Taranow
April 28th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dom and Bordeaux
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Dom and Bordeaux

Jerry, Regarding the '96 DP; I have several which I planned to hold for a bit. 1996 is our anniversary year. It has been a few years since I opened one, but at that point, they were nowhere near peak and showed no oxidative notes. John Gilman re-tasted them less than a year ago and suggested a drink...
by Warren Taranow
April 27th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro

Thanks for the data points. I don't think I have had one that seemed ready to drink. Sadly, no '04 in the cellar, but there's an '02 somewhere buried, as well as several more recent vintages. It sounds as though I should wait some time for all.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
April 25th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Guy Charlemagne Champagne Grand Cru Mesnillésime Vieilles Vignes Blanc de Blancs Damn, I didn't remember what this was and didn't read my own tasting note before popping the cork. While fantastic now, this is a wine that would have been nice to lay down and open every five years for decades. F...
by Warren Taranow
April 25th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV (2010) Jérôme Prévost Champagne La Closerie Extra Brut Les Beguines Thanks for this note, Warren. I had the LC08 (2008 vintage) recently, and it was fantastic. I have some of the LC10 in my locker and have been wondering about it, as I haven't yet tasted a 2010-based Champagne that I've liked. N...

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