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by patrick c albright
September 14th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Araujo eisele vineyard cab
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: Araujo eisele vineyard cab

Maybe buy some bottles and drink them?

This is Wine Pimps, not amateur hour.
by patrick c albright
September 6th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 231
Views: 10999

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

c fu wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Fu, stop writing off so much time. That feels like a 1.2
I’ve always been told I under bill for tasks.
An expensive post and you still misspelled pallets.
by patrick c albright
August 30th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3434

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

William Kelley wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Makes one wonder, what exactly is wrong with the 2005 vintage?
The wines were available in good quantities and have appreciated substantially?
by patrick c albright
August 28th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Vintners in Savoy?
Replies: 22
Views: 841

Re: Favorite Vintners in Savoy?

des Côtes Rousses
Curtet
Trosset
Grisard (difficult)
Belluard
Péron
by patrick c albright
August 19th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Comprehensive Offer: Philippe Pacalet
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Comprehensive Offer: Philippe Pacalet

The back story behind the Cornas is fairly interesting.

The élevage is completed in Hervé Souhaut's cellar and then the barrels are moved to Pacalet's cellars in Beaune for the aging.
Philippe's parcel in Cornas was selected in conjunction wth Thierry Allemand, as they are close friends.
by patrick c albright
August 12th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 1999 Jamet Côte-Rôtie . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 406

1999 Jamet Côte-Rôtie . . .

One dozen bottles = six x original release and six x 2018 ex-cellars release.
$5000--/case.

Patrick
pcalarkspur@gmail.com
by patrick c albright
August 7th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 827

Re: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?

Adding Tumalo Falls for a nice hike.

And 900 Wall for decent food and well priced Walter Scott X-Novo.
by patrick c albright
August 6th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 827

Re: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?

For a cool drive and then subsequent hike, NF-370, a forest road a few miles west of Mt. Bachelor, which intersects with the Cascade Lakes Highway.
You can access Todd Lake, and then if you continue, Broken Top and the South Sister.

For dinner, I find Ariana to be the best restaurant in town.
by patrick c albright
July 27th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11716
Views: 559621

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Obscene Métras allocation just landed... I think I will have to open a wine bar at this rate... 12x 2018 Madame Placard 24x 2018 Beaujolais 12x Fleurie Printemps 12x Fleurie VV 6x mags Fleurie VV There is a Cuvée 1 and Cuvée 2 in 2018 for the Beaujolais, at least that was what I was invoiced for.
by patrick c albright
July 21st, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 1986 Lafite/Mouton
Replies: 0
Views: 285

WTB: 1986 Lafite/Mouton

In magnum or three liter.

Please contact me at pcalarkspur@gmail.com

Thanks,
Patrick
by patrick c albright
July 14th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Extra pay between Business and First
Replies: 17
Views: 1637

Re: Extra pay between Business and First

In the Lufthansa first class lounge, there is a window with a custom's officer.

When you enter the lounge from the Schengen area, he will stamp your passport as you are departing.
Likewise there is a separate entrance, on a different level, from the non-Schengen area upon arrival.
by patrick c albright
July 13th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Extra pay between Business and First
Replies: 17
Views: 1637

Re: Extra pay between Business and First

Even the lounge(s) at Munich are the bees knees.
Clear custom’s while you are in the lounge . . . yes please.
by patrick c albright
July 9th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1840

Re: Paris or Lyon

I was on the train from Perrache to Gare de Lyon last week.

We were delayed ten minutes at Part Dieu and still arrived on time into Paris.
The TGV was at 300 km/hour for a nice portion of the journey.
by patrick c albright
July 7th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1840

Re: Paris or Lyon

Both cities can be great, but the best spots are off the beaten path.
by patrick c albright
May 26th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 48
Views: 3639

Re: 2017 Gonon

I can't believe people pay $100-$130 a bottle. At that price you can buy the 2015,2016 and 2017 right now. I will still pay $100 per bottle for any Gonon St Joe on offer. So far only one berserker has accepted my offer, but if you have some and you are ready to sell let me know! Alex Alex, I would ...
by patrick c albright
May 2nd, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 11092

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Let me put it as an analogy question: Duboeuf is to Beaujolais as is _______ is to Rhone. I think Guigal's main problem has nothing to do with Parker, but rather that they make such mass quantities of mediocre négociant wines--that it devalues the rest of their holdings. As noted, not a proper anal...
by patrick c albright
April 26th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune
Replies: 32
Views: 2316

Re: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune

Important caveat: most do not refund the full twenty percent via Pablo or any of the VAT refund entities. You are looking at eleven or twelve percent back at the most. Yeah, I was wondering how that would work when it says the refund centers are located inside the airport. Good to know, will stick w...
by patrick c albright
April 25th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In France Sucks
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: Wine Drinking In France Sucks

In my mind, Villaret's list is starting to fade a bit.
It was a good run . . . but it is hard to keep a list priced the way they did for so long.
Claus Jeppesen wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 6:28 am
Thanks for reminding me of this spot. Will go there. It is in my hood
And thanks for the great notes
Did you go to Villaret?
by patrick c albright
April 23rd, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Wine/Food Recommendations-Jura/Annecy/Beaujolais
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Wine/Food Recommendations-Jura/Annecy/Beaujolais

In Cruzille, Clos des Vignes du Maynes.

In Annecy , Clos des Sens just received a third star.
I have never been, but I have heard very good things from a few friends who have.
by patrick c albright
April 23rd, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4906

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

hopefully d'auvenay.
Jeremy Holmes wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 8:18 am
Jerry,

There will be a single bottle of Aligoté remaining for you when you arrive.

Cheers
Jeremy
by patrick c albright
February 26th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks poll
Replies: 47
Views: 2088

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks poll

Sitting in my hotel room in Lyon, laughing at this poll, after my wife and I just finished a wonderful meal, with wine, at Restaurant Les Adrets. Total bill for both of us was 99 Euro. I have eaten there quite a few times, as recently as earlier this month. A perfect example of a "neighborhood/loca...
by patrick c albright
February 17th, 2019, 2:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11716
Views: 559621

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A 6L 2017 Drouhin Musigny.
by patrick c albright
February 10th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 77
Views: 6777

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

[/quote] Ha. Wait until you put your kid in academy tennis. That shit cost more than my mortgage, too. And then he quits after winning district championships. I was thinking free-ride for college, baby. Back to the OP, that call on Clape's Vin de Amis is a good one. It can still be found, but wow is...
by patrick c albright
February 10th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 590462

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

james actually never retired.
he went to work in the warehouse.
by patrick c albright
February 8th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: FS: 2015 DRC Romanée-St-Vivant

At the very least you should make a donation for the free information and ad space.
by patrick c albright
February 8th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Rayas holding back wine to drive prices higher?
Replies: 49
Views: 3975

Re: Chateau Rayas holding back wine to drive prices higher?

I paid €166-- for 2009 Rayas.
The real prices are more than fair.
by patrick c albright
February 8th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 182
Views: 13380

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

i like verre volle, but i think there are much better choices with your limited time in terms of wine, it really depends who is on the floor a couple of times i was taken back into the walk-in cellar and another time it was a whole lot of nothing aight kiddos Leaving for France friday Arrive saturda...
by patrick c albright
January 18th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Geneva dinner
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Geneva dinner

Le Neptune.
by patrick c albright
January 8th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seriously, a bourgogne rouge for $120.
Replies: 28
Views: 3331

Re: Seriously, a bourgogne rouge for $120.

I would buy every bottle of Bizot Bourgogne Rouge for $125-- that I could find.
And that might be a handful if I am lucky.
Sometimes wines way outperform their "classification".
by patrick c albright
January 3rd, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)

I am familiar with the owner.
It is someone that I have purchased from in the past prior to his online operation, and would continue to purchase from again if the situation arose.
by patrick c albright
December 31st, 2018, 5:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cuchet-Beliando Cornas . . .
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Cuchet-Beliando Cornas . . .

These bottles were released from Catherine's cellars earlier this year: 1986 Cornas: $200-- 1992 Cornas: $110-- 1993 Cornas: $115-- 1995 Cornas: $125-- 1996 Cornas: $135-- 1997 Cornas: $145-- 1999 Cornas: $160-- 2000 Cornas: $120-- 2000 Cornas (Magnums): $250-- 2007 Cornas (Magnums): $260-- 2008 Cor...
by patrick c albright
December 30th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Eating, drinking and buying some wine in Paris and Lyon
Replies: 17
Views: 1803

Re: Eating, drinking and buying some wine in Paris and Lyon

I have been to Lyon at least twenty times and I still feel as if I am just scratching the surface.
Just an amazing city.
by patrick c albright
December 27th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11716
Views: 559621

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

six x 2015 rousseau bèze . . . from binny's of all places.
by patrick c albright
December 22nd, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Jacques Selosse . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Jacques Selosse . . .

Substance at $295--/bottle
(12/17 disgorgements)

2004 millésime at $1500--/magnum

Six bottle mixed lieu-dit case (in OWC) at $2300--
(2017 disgorgements)

Patrick
pcalarkspur@gmail.com
by patrick c albright
December 19th, 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 191
Views: 9006

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

I am not talking about the wine, I am talking about the recent games buying and selling Juge etc. I am fine with Cornas and drink it although not regularly. You, Markus, need to lighten up. It seems you guys are all operating on misinformation on the 2013 juge vintage. Including alfert. You guys ar...
by patrick c albright
December 10th, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Berserker's Special: 2015 Charvin CdP . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 260

Berserker's Special: 2015 Charvin CdP . . .

Organic old vine, whole cluster, concrete tank excellence.
$245--/six bottles | $480--/twelve bottles.

Patrick
pcalarkspur@gmail.com
by patrick c albright
December 6th, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bend, Oregon Wine Community
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: Bend, Oregon Wine Community

maybe try the loft above zydeco.
or bend wine storage.
or talk to the staff at 900 wall.
by patrick c albright
December 3rd, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Matthiassons...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: TN: Three Matthiassons...(short/boring)

If you can find their Pinot Meunier, give it a whirl.
by patrick c albright
November 24th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1980 E. Guigal Brune et Blonde Côte-Rôtie
Replies: 17
Views: 1205

Re: TN: 1980 E. Guigal Brune et Blonde Côte-Rôtie

William Kelley wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 10:39 am
Narrowly missed out on a parcel of old Guigal B&B last week in France, this note only makes me lament that all the more.
About a month ago I purchased a nice parcel of '78, '85, and '91.
The prices were very good and the bottles looked to have just been released from Guigal's cellars.
by patrick c albright
November 17th, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: SE Sauv blanc
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: WTB: SE Sauv blanc

I think there are a couple of restaurants in Napa that have this on their list for much, much less than the W-S pricing.
by patrick c albright
November 12th, 2018, 10:39 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Marcassin sets
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: FS: Marcassin sets

RobertM. wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 9:38 pm
Has Marcassin released their 2013 Chardonnay?
Yes, to distribution.
by patrick c albright
November 4th, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Accomasso
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Accomasso

Offer €900--.
by patrick c albright
October 23rd, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11716
Views: 559621

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 2:47 pm
For $hits and giggles, some bottles of La Clairine Syrah and Mourvèdre.
Great wines (La Clarine).
There is a tasting tomorrow evening in Napa at Cadet.
by patrick c albright
October 21st, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Domaine Leroy ( Declassified) Vosne-Romanee revisited
Replies: 25
Views: 1902

Re: 2004 Domaine Leroy ( Declassified) Vosne-Romanee revisited

I think it was $40--/bottle for the Bourgogne.
by patrick c albright
October 17th, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 16 Coche
Replies: 14
Views: 1358

Re: 16 Coche

I have seen bottles for sale in France.
by patrick c albright
October 16th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11716
Views: 559621

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

No one here bought the '45 Romanée Conti?
by patrick c albright
October 15th, 2018, 6:25 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Jérôme Prévost La Closerie Fac-Simile Rosé . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Jérôme Prévost La Closerie Fac-Simile Rosé . . .

One bottle x LC11 and one bottle x LC15.
Both bottles for $350--.

A few sets available.

Patrick
pcalarkspur@gmail.com
by patrick c albright
October 14th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11716
Views: 559621

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Kenjiro Kagami Cuvée Sonorité Savagnin
2015 Boisson-Vadot Genevrières
2016 Vincent Dancer Chevalier Montrachet
2016 Rousseau Chambertin
by patrick c albright
October 3rd, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT Juge for Giacosa
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: WTT Juge for Giacosa

I'll trade a bottle of 1978 Riserva Speciale Collina Rionda for fifteen bottles of Juge 750's.

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