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by Warren Taranow
October 17th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Road Pops
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Road Pops

We're on our way to South Florida to visit family, then off to Colorado Springs for a conference. I always have trouble deciding what to pack. champagne.gif
by Warren Taranow
October 15th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59876

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

i got an email for 08 cristal at $229.99 prearrival when w-s standard shows two listings at $224 in stock. what exactly does US low pricing even mean [pwn.gif] IMO, $229 is a great price from a known entity. One of the two listings on WSPro was for futures, case purchases only, not single bottle an...
by Warren Taranow
October 14th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 84
Views: 3425

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Rob_S wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 5:07 am
1959 Drappier Carte d'Or (disgorged Oct 2015)
Damn, that’s a birth year wine. Sorry I missed the late disgorgement release. Who retailed it?

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 14th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1627
Views: 91510

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Great price today on the ‘08 Cristal. I wish I had unlimited resources and storage.
by Warren Taranow
October 14th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Taittinger Comtes Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 6288

Re: The Taittinger Comtes Thread

Blake Brown wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 8:52 am
The 06` just outshines them all and does so on a consistent basis.
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 9:01 am
We opened a 06 the other day and it’s still drinking great!
I have a magnum on deck for a birthday party tonight. Lucky us!!!

Cheers,

Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 13th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Taittinger Comtes Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 6288

Re: The Taittinger Comtes Thread

I opened my first 2007 Taittinger Comtes tonight. It's another beautiful vintage for the Comtes, and a respectable successor to the phenomenal 2006. This is fresher and more precise than the '06, but less dense and viscous. Great flavor profile, with white pit fruit, lemon, honeysuckle. Taittinger n...
by Warren Taranow
October 12th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

I love my Krug stopper.
by Warren Taranow
October 9th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569542

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

It's a bad week when you post back to back on this thread.

2014 Marguet Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut Les Saints Remys
by Warren Taranow
October 9th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569542

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

It's been a week of little restraint.
Three or four of each of the following:

2017 Jean Chartron St-Aubin Murgers des Dents de Chien
2004 Taittinger Comtes
2016 Cruse Wine Company Blanc de Noirs Alder Springs and 2018 Valdiguié Pétillant Naturel Rancho Chimiles
2006 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut
by Warren Taranow
October 9th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 84
Views: 3425

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Tough call; lots of favorites. 2008 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée is probably number one, followed closely by: 2009 Pierre Peters Chetillons 2008 and 2009 Dom and Cristal 160, 164 eme, and '04 Krug 2002 Billecart Salmon Cuvée Nicolas Francois 2006 Taittinger Comte 1995 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Blanc des...
by Warren Taranow
October 8th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cruse Fall Release
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Cruse Fall Release

Ty,

I went for 3@ of the sparklers: 2018 Sparkling Rancho Chimiles Valdiguié & 2016 Alder Springs Blanc de Noirs. I loved his previous Sparkling Valdiguié and St. Laurent, and like the sound of the Alder Springs.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 8th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 krug
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: 2006 krug

c fu wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Is that pre arrival for Envoyer? or in stock? Didn't know it's officially released yet to retail. Going to a release "party" in a couple weeks for it.
Pre-arrival
by Warren Taranow
October 7th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 20
Views: 2703

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

I found the pairing underwhelming but it changes. I would either bring or buy a bottle of champagne and a glass or red, but that’s just me. That’s my usual strategy with tasting menus. 12 Chetillons or Crayers seems to be a good choice or bring vintage or nv krug. I've found this to be the case for...
by Warren Taranow
October 7th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1411

Re: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?

I have both and have opened several of each this year. You can't go wrong with either, but the '95 Heidsieck is still fresh and probably on a long plateau of peak drinking. The '08 Dom is beautiful now, but still young and primary, slightly restrained, but drinking better than most young Doms. I als...
by Warren Taranow
October 5th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 800
Views: 52390

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2012 Marguet Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut Les Bermonts I liked this more than FM3; a lot more. Marguet is new producer for me, having bought a few '12s and '14s across the range of vineyards. This was more intense than elegant, but a uniquely delicious BdB. I wouldn't have guessed zero dosage had ...
by Warren Taranow
October 4th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6158

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I opened one this past weekend. Better times are ahead, but it’s still fantastic at the moment. Since they’re currently available, every time I’ve opened one from my stash I’ve ordered two more. Cheers, Warren I’ve done the same. Enjoying one tonight. Never seen a bottle of Dom sell for less 10 yea...
by Warren Taranow
October 3rd, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others

Good notes on a good mix of wines for a good cause. Curious as to why you noted that the Suduiraut pairing a poor one? Ramon, For this tasting, I had to substitute a rustic pork terrine for my typical seared foie gras lobe. The pairing just didn't shine for me. When I've paired it with foie gras at...
by Warren Taranow
October 2nd, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6158

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I opened one this past weekend. Better times are ahead, but it’s still fantastic at the moment. Since they’re currently available, every time I’ve opened one from my stash I’ve ordered two more.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 2nd, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Re: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)

The ‘09 is showing better in its youth, although both have their best years far ahead.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 2nd, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others

My experience with the Krug 165 has been more positive, but also expect more from it over time. David, I think it’s fantastic but needs time like all Krug. Also, it followed the ‘06 Comte which is precocious and flamboyant in its youth. By that time of the night, I was in no condition to properly j...
by Warren Taranow
September 29th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others

IMG_6942.jpeg Brief notes; I sabered the NV Ployez Jacquemart Rosé ; strawberry and orange, crisp, fresh and clean; I love this rosé; served with a cheese and charcuterie platter 2008 Dom Perignon ; Served with Shigoku, Kumomoto and Virginica oysters I shucked and added lemon and fresh horseradish....
by Warren Taranow
September 15th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569542

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Reloaded some old favorites, at somewhat higher prices than my original purchases:

2006 Taittinger Blanc de Blancs Comtes
2000 Lanson Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs
by Warren Taranow
September 15th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your thoughts on these old wines
Replies: 26
Views: 2016

Re: Your thoughts on these old wines

Diane, I'm looking forward to reading about your champagne gems! Warren Warren, I rarely discuss Champagne, but a couple that I brought to dinners were a 1996 Salon and a 2006 Comtes de Champagne Rose and each one was stunning. I opened a 2006 Pol Roger Brut the other day and I had to check the lab...
by Warren Taranow
September 14th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your thoughts on these old wines
Replies: 26
Views: 2016

Re: Your thoughts on these old wines

Diane,
I'm looking forward to reading about your champagne gems!
Warren
by Warren Taranow
September 9th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 50
Views: 2057

Re: For BAMA fans...

Ouch; bought more vintages than I skipped. And I can't blame Kelly as I received the email from Chambers Street.

Cheers,

WT
by Warren Taranow
September 9th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Ceritas Pinot Noir Escarpa Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: TN: 2008 Ceritas Pinot Noir Escarpa Vineyard

marc d wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Warren Taranow wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Doug,

I'd never seen any this old. I'm glad to see they're aging well. I just refilled on the '10s, which I loved.

Cheers,

Warren
Who has ‘10 Ceritas for sale? I think that was the first vintage I bought but mine are long gone.
Found them at K&L Auction.
by Warren Taranow
September 8th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Ceritas Pinot Noir Escarpa Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: TN: 2008 Ceritas Pinot Noir Escarpa Vineyard

Doug,

I'd never seen any this old. I'm glad to see they're aging well. I just refilled on the '10s, which I loved.

Cheers,

Warren
by Warren Taranow
September 8th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10834
Views: 393030

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Ramon C wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 8:24 am
1964 Produttori del Barbaresco
- with dinner at Porsena, NYC

Gloriously at peak, with several more years to stay that way.

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Ramon,

That's great news here. I have one bottle, and three of the '64 Riserva Speciale arriving soon.

Cheers,
by Warren Taranow
September 5th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: White truffles already?
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: White truffles already?

195/oz
by Warren Taranow
September 4th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569542

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Purchasing all over the map recently. MV Krug 160 eme '16 Greer Cabs (VHR tomorrow) '13 Ultramarine BdN and BdB Heitz late disgorged mags '15 Ultramarine BdB, BdN, Rose '17 Clerges Volnay Santenots, Clos du Verseuil, Champans and Pommard Rugiens NV Ployez-Jacquemart Rosé '64 Produttori del Barbaresc...
by Warren Taranow
September 4th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: White truffles already?
Replies: 5
Views: 816

White truffles already?

I received an offer today for Piedmont white truffles. I don’t recall seeing these before late September/early October. Does anyone have any insight into their early appearance, and the quality this season?
Thanks
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 30th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label
Replies: 31
Views: 1412

Re: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label

Dammit, Adrian, I’ve been impatiently eyeing my ‘02 DPs and ‘04 Krugs. Thank for another set of great tasting notes, and for stoking my resolve to hold.

Cheers
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 29th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Bara++
Replies: 34
Views: 1012

Re: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Ba

2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence Blanc de Blanc Extra Brut- no dosage; so much to like here with such an inviting nose of spicy citrus, namely lemon, lime and kiwi; it was elegant and yet stately, had bright acidity and really good feel that was just perfect for maintaining the elegance all the way thr...
by Warren Taranow
August 29th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Bara++
Replies: 34
Views: 1012

Re: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Ba

Blake, In lieu of an appeal for our adoption into the Brown family, we'll request a Champagne dinner next time Marybeth and I are in Santa Barbara. I'm surprised the '11 P. Peters Chetillons showed so well, being young and from a challenging vintage. I skipped the '10 and '11, and now have a little ...
by Warren Taranow
August 29th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 Bodegas Palacio GR Glorioso
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: 1970 Bodegas Palacio GR Glorioso

Glen, It's good to see you and Mel are eating and drinking well. We hope to join you sometime soon! I own a few of these, and a couple of the '59, which is the only one I've opened so far. Here's my TN on that one: "A beautiful and crystal clear brick color with scant ruby, and no change in the meni...
by Warren Taranow
August 22nd, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: looking for cheap wine decanters
Replies: 20
Views: 887

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

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I love the 1L Erlenmeyer flask.

WT
by Warren Taranow
August 21st, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calon Segur 1996
Replies: 19
Views: 1754

Re: Calon Segur 1996

Art R wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 8:25 am
An excellent and traditional Bordeaux in its prime right now. Really a bit early for Calon, but it is on.
I just stood one up, on deck for Saturday.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 19th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell us about your auction mistakes/mishaps!
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Tell us about your auction mistakes/mishaps!

I forgot about my 1959 Calon Segur that turned out to be Château Calon. It was actually pretty good, but not what I thought I had won.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 19th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Méo-Camuzet Frère et Sœurs Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: TN: 2016 Méo-Camuzet Frère et Sœurs Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Mike Grammer wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Thanks for this, Chris. I have swooned over their 14 and 15 Bourgogne Blanc from their monopole. Splendid note, gives me such a clear picture.

Sante,

Mike
and I swooned over the '14 and '15 Frère et Sœrs Bourgogne. I somehow missed the '16s

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 19th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell us about your auction mistakes/mishaps!
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Tell us about your auction mistakes/mishaps!

I just made one. I glanced at the photo on listing; good fill, decent color, older label on a MV Tête de Cuvée. I skimmed the provenance notes: "removed blah blah blah... storage in a temperature controlled blah blah blah..." I hit the "Bid" button. I later wondered why I was the only bidder. I rere...
by Warren Taranow
August 19th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block
Replies: 17
Views: 837

Re: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block

J. Rock wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 12:16 pm
This sounds great, but I can't find the bottle for sale on wine-searcher. Is there another similar wine (even if it's younger) that's a bit more readily available?
Jordan,

I believe it is only available for purchase in their tasting room.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 19th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block
Replies: 17
Views: 837

Re: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block

Here's some photos of the wine in its youth. While it was very primary, it was still very good!

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 18th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help please--L-P Grand Siecle MV Champagne--Which Vintages?
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Help please--L-P Grand Siecle MV Champagne--Which Vintages?

Any updates/answers to this question? I had a very nice Grand Siecle with dinner tonight. NM 235-003 on the backnlabel probably has nothing to do with disgorgement. A81FF on the cork. Thanks Can’t vouch for accuracy but I found this attempt of guidance past the champagne codes, and according to thi...
by Warren Taranow
August 18th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569542

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few 2012 Pierre Péters Les Chetillons, and a magnum thrown in to underscore how poorly I'm reining in my wine budget. (Insert pathetic emoji)
by Warren Taranow
August 17th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A bunch of Croatian wines from a recent visit, July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: TN: A bunch of Croatian wines from a recent visit, July 2019

Todd, We had a similar experience in Croatia. We liked the whites much more than the reds; the Plavak Mali was too over-the-top for me, and we tasted several. That said, I'm not a big Zin fan, and I found these very similar to broad-shouldered Zinfandel (as you mentioned). I too loved the Grk we tri...
by Warren Taranow
August 16th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vieilles vignes; 400 y.o. grapevine in North Carolina!
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Vieilles vignes; 400 y.o. grapevine in North Carolina!

An ancient scuppernong grapevine in NC; link is here.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 16th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569542

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I've been a bad, bad boy in August. NV Vilmart Grand Cellier Brut 2004 Krug 2014 Marguet Avize & Cramant Extra Brut 2014 Marguet Extra Brut Les Bermonts 2014 Marguet Le Parc 2014 Marguet Ambonnay Rosé 1997 Domaine Tortochot Charmes-Chambertin 2000 Domaine Tortochot Charmes-Chambertin 2009 Philipponn...
by Warren Taranow
August 16th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 800
Views: 52390

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

K John Joseph wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 7:06 am
Warren, are you interested in adopting an adult? Will pay rent. Seeking competitive bidding between you, Frank, and Blake Brown.
Sorry, with the way we've been spending on food, wine and travel, we can't afford kids.
by Warren Taranow
August 15th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 800
Views: 52390

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

A very nice Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle with seared fresh local halibut, local corn and osetra.
by Warren Taranow
August 15th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help please--L-P Grand Siecle MV Champagne--Which Vintages?
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Help please--L-P Grand Siecle MV Champagne--Which Vintages?

Any updates/answers to this question? I had a very nice Grand Siecle with dinner tonight. NM 235-003 on the backnlabel probably has nothing to do with disgorgement. A81FF on the cork.
Thanks

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