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by patrick c albright
February 21st, 2021, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC large format question
Replies: 14
Views: 2263

Re: DRC large format question

As for larger DRC formats R. Oesterle posted "Romanée-Conti 2005 75cl: 4'785 Magnum: 300 Jéroboam: 10 Mathusalem: 8 Total: 5489 Fl. where is this information from? Is it possible to get the break-up for all DRC and all vintages? Thanks, Karl Very difficult. I have the numbers for 2005 —> 2008 ...
by patrick c albright
February 14th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The lighter side of red Burgundy (Producer styles?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1847

Re: The lighter side of red Burgundy (Producer styles?)

Claire Naudin.
Domaine de la Cras/Marc Soyard.
Bizot.
by patrick c albright
February 13th, 2021, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa recs for lover of cooler climate wines
Replies: 42
Views: 1911

Re: Napa recs for lover of cooler climate wines

Hi everyone- I have a friend who insists that Napa Cabs are the greatest wines on the planet and of course so many people go nuts for them. I haven't explored them in depth because I have typically not been a fan of the big extracted Napa style, and the high prices dissuaded experimentation. I like...
by patrick c albright
February 2nd, 2021, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you buy 2015 Rousseau Chambertin?
Replies: 137
Views: 7229

Re: Would you buy 2015 Rousseau Chambertin?

I looked back and the pricing on the 2015 CSJ cellar door pricing that I was shown was 132.90 € HT.
The CdlR was approximately fifty € less.
by patrick c albright
February 2nd, 2021, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you buy 2015 Rousseau Chambertin?
Replies: 137
Views: 7229

Re: Would you buy 2015 Rousseau Chambertin?

Friends, Each year I have a small allocation of CHAMBERIN, CLOS de BEZE, CLOS ST JACQUES, RUCHOTTES, CLOS de LA ROCCHE and CAZETIERS at the domaine itself. I have beeen a client there since 1991 and haven't missed one single year. Wouldn't want to miss it and prices CHEZ ROUSSEAU are far more reaso...
by patrick c albright
January 30th, 2021, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa
Replies: 104
Views: 7605

Re: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa

Jeb needs to move the needle to 110 points to differentiate further.
by patrick c albright
January 29th, 2021, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15729
Views: 814959

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A lone bottle of Selosse Etait Une Fois.
by patrick c albright
December 27th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leroy Savignys
Replies: 44
Views: 2965

Re: Leroy Savignys

Malconsorts, Cros Parantoux, until recently La Grand Rue... (btw: "recently" was 30 years ago ...) I agree with Cros Parantoux, but Malconsorts is imho not superior to Beaumonts nor to Brulees ... not even considering 2 to 3 fine producers besides the 2-3 underachievers. So in your opinio...
by patrick c albright
December 22nd, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 Ridge Monte Bello Half Bottles . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 518

2016 Ridge Monte Bello Half Bottles . . .

$95--/half bottle.
A few cases are available.

Patrick
email is best: pcalarkspur@gmail.com
by patrick c albright
December 21st, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 8060

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

m. ristev wrote: December 21st, 2020, 8:50 am
patrick c albright wrote: December 21st, 2020, 7:54 am As an example of what can be done on a subsidized route, we can ship a case of wine to Hong Kong, half way around the world, via Fed Ex Priority International, for ~$90--.
that's insane. what's the typical delivery time on that?
Ships Friday our time, delivers Monday morning HK time.
by patrick c albright
December 21st, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 8060

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

As an example of what can be done on a subsidized route, we can ship a case of wine to Hong Kong, half way around the world, via Fed Ex Priority International, for ~$90--.
by patrick c albright
December 20th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 7291

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

JP Jamet’s Fructus Voluptus bottling should be under €60– over there.
by patrick c albright
December 19th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 7291

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

Garon
Gérard
Levet

Add Bott to the list.
by patrick c albright
December 14th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 8060

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

And Brexit is going to throw a wrench into that shipment shortly.
by patrick c albright
December 14th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 8060

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

FYI, I recently had 5 cases of wine shipped from France to UK for 48€. The ridiculous US shipping costs are another byproduct of the Prohibition Mafia regime. That is pretty cheap considering the VAT is 8€ alone. Also, you have to remember, the distance from Paris to London is like Indianapolis to ...
by patrick c albright
December 13th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 8060

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

So if someone requests something to be shipper directly to a fedex office that’s cheaper for the shipper? No residential surcharge. That said, not sure if most retailers/wineries are breaking down the shipping charges to that extent. They probably have a baseline charge and if it goes to a business...
by patrick c albright
December 13th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 8060

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

And small businesses die from sentiments like yours. But at least you go to the gym. I’ve run into a number of places charging $20/btl to ship ground. Do you think that’s reasonable? If you are ordering single bottles or even two, then yes. A 12/bottle shipper(pulp) costs us $6.00. A 1 or 2 bottle ...
by patrick c albright
December 9th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15729
Views: 814959

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ah, didn’t even know! Thanks. Can someone give me a quick rundown on the capsule color differences for Faurie? Since inevitably this lead to me buying some From Kermit: Greffieux & Bessards = cream Bessards & Méal = gold Méal = gold with m Bessards = red On some of the above there is a lot ...
by patrick c albright
December 8th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Feeling optimistic - Burgundy Hotel recommendations for July?
Replies: 19
Views: 1666

Re: Feeling optimistic - Burgundy Hotel recommendations for July?

I'm sure. We try to stay at Relias and Chateaux property when possible, but we'd really like a place with a Pool and somewhat "quaint" feeling while still being close to Beaune. L'Hotel is great as well. But, there is not a pool and I am not sure if any hotel "in" Beaune has a p...
by patrick c albright
December 8th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Feeling optimistic - Burgundy Hotel recommendations for July?
Replies: 19
Views: 1666

Re: Feeling optimistic - Burgundy Hotel recommendations for July?

A zillion options, but my personal preference is Levernois.
by patrick c albright
December 3rd, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cantillon ...
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Cantillon ...

Mixed Cases: Gueuze (2 x 750ml) Kriek (2 x 750ml) Rosé de Gambrinus (2 x 750ml) Grand Cru Broucsella (2 x 750ml) Saint Gilloise (2 x 750ml) Iris (2 x 750ml) $550--/mixed case x six cases. These are all recent bottlings. Also, there are many additional bottles from older releases, please inquire for ...
by patrick c albright
November 11th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Musigny prices
Replies: 54
Views: 4423

Re: Musigny prices

Prices only going up. Wholesale 2018 Drouhin at $850, Vogue $750. Nuts. The smart money is on Tawse regardless of where his plots reside. A commonality, both are imported by Dreyfus Ashby, which is owned by the Drouhin family. There is also tariff $$ in that figure. Drouhin is substantially cheaper...
by patrick c albright
November 11th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Musigny prices
Replies: 54
Views: 4423

Re: Musigny prices

Vogüé is the Ponsot of Musigny.
by patrick c albright
November 10th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Loire Offer (Boudignon | Collier | Courault | etc) . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Loire Offer (Boudignon | Collier | Courault | etc) . . .

Some relatively fresh faces here producing vibrant wines. Michel Autran (Vouvray) 2014 Cap a l’ouest: $25--/bottle Thomas Batardière (Anjou) 2016 Amor Fati (Grolleau): $24--/bottle 2016 Anjou Clos des Cocus: $30--/bottle 2016 Anjou L'Esprit Libre: $24--/bottle 2017 Anjou L'Esprit Libre: $24--/bottle...
by patrick c albright
November 8th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Change address with Marcassin?
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Change address with Marcassin?

Five years ago I moved. They never responded to my change of address. So, I was in the area and I stopped in their office one day to change my address. Never received an offer again. Are they just inept or do they simply not care? They do not care. They send additional wine to distribution rather t...
by patrick c albright
November 8th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Leroy/Mortet/Petrus- ALL GONE
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: FS: Leroy/Mortet/Petrus

Andrew K. wrote: November 7th, 2020, 10:08 pm GLWS. Would be a buyer of those selections at the right price.
What is the “right price”?
by patrick c albright
November 8th, 2020, 3:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Change address with Marcassin?
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Change address with Marcassin?

Five years ago I moved.

They never responded to my change of address.
So, I was in the area and I stopped in their office one day to change my address.
Never received an offer again.
by patrick c albright
November 7th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe Travel - Safe?
Replies: 67
Views: 4696

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

I have had three friends in France test positive in the last three weeks.
One in Lyon, one in Paris, and one in a small town in Savoie.

The surge is real.
by patrick c albright
November 4th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 98 or 99 Chave Hermitage Red
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: WTB: 98 or 99 Chave Hermitage Red

I have bottles of both vintages and am in Napa.
PM me if you like.

Patrick
by patrick c albright
November 2nd, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tissot Chard Patchwork Arbois '18...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: TN: Tissot Chard Patchwork Arbois '18...(short/boring)

I don't think I have yet experienced a Jura white that was strongly reminiscent of Burgundy. Even when topped up they still seem to have their own character. I've had this wine in the cooler 2013 vintage and it was markedly sour with some borderline unripe fruit expression - I could find some appea...
by patrick c albright
October 28th, 2020, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC pricing in restaurant
Replies: 19
Views: 2146

Re: DRC pricing in restaurant

Good ol' days were when you could drink DRC at restaurants for their standard markup over wholesale and thereby drink 'em cheaper than retail Still relatively easy in France (they will still be there when we can travel again). I see Corton under €600– regularly. Echezeaux is pretty prevalent under ...
by patrick c albright
October 23rd, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 2326

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: October 23rd, 2020, 1:29 pm I’ve had three bottles of the 2004 VCC in the last 12 mos. an excellent buy, and like half the price of the new releases.
Agreed, great wine.

Add 1983 Pichon Lalande to the list.

Most older Chevillon are in that price range.
by patrick c albright
October 15th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Style of Liger-Belair wines
Replies: 18
Views: 1230

Re: Style of Liger-Belair wines

CLB is almost always open and delicious young. I have no idea how the current wines will age, but for the most part, who cares? They're so delicious now. I've had a couple disjointed ones, but that's unusual - for the most part, they're just absolutely delicious young. So true. Louis Michel likes h...
by patrick c albright
October 12th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 171
Views: 13148

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Nick, you are quoting prices from Kermit's Berkeley retail store versus retail in Illinois (brought in by a distributor). As has been mentioned above, the latter price should always be considerably less unless the distributor and/or retailer is taking a huge margin. The OP's question is whether KLW...
by patrick c albright
October 4th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 398
Views: 24279

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I mentioned this in the other thread, but additional warning signs are: * No big end-of-quarter coupon code push for Q3. The previous 3 quarters have all had massive coupon code campaigns to drive additional user acquisitions and sales. This one was relatively tame by comparison * Inventory on the ...
by patrick c albright
September 29th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 17 allemand mags
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: 17 allemand mags

I was offered Chaillot and Reynard three weeks ago.
They exist.
by patrick c albright
September 22nd, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

Alan,
You have been searching for 2014 Ramonet for months, if not years.

Did you really think that some random place had a case at thirty percent below market value?
by patrick c albright
September 12th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3554

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

Not sure I understand the vitriol towards “cherry-picking”. Why you should buy wines you don’t want to get wines you do want at somewhat lower prices? I think that is important to realize that Rosenthal just cannot buy MSD 1er VV and CdlR from Lignier. They buy across the board and thus need to sel...
by patrick c albright
September 12th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 131
Views: 10485

Re: Fires-Oregon

Is New Sammy’s Cowboy Bistro still standing in Talent? Fondly recalling impeccably cellared Egly Ouriet Coteaux Champenois Ambonnay Rouge 1996, Chave Hermitage Rouge 1989, & Le Gallais Wiltinger braune Kupp Auslese 1988 for a grand total of less than $500 on last visit. At least part of the cel...
by patrick c albright
August 9th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Want to Trade (DONE)
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Want to Trade or sell Gonon

This is not necessarily a firm offer as I am trying to understand the parameters of your trade “metric”, but would you consider a 2012 Allemand Chaillot and Reynard an equitable trade for the five bottles?
by patrick c albright
July 30th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Allemand Reynard just sold for $378+tax at K&L
Replies: 17
Views: 1472

Re: 2008 Allemand Reynard just sold for $378+tax at K&L

Charlie, did he make sans soufre in 2003? he did not. Thanks. Wondering which 2003 that Winebid currently has is. No designation. Just Cornas. No separation of the climat in 2003. Thierry opened a bottle of this when I visited in 2015. It was very good and surprisingly vibrant considering the warmt...
by patrick c albright
July 19th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 171
Views: 13148

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Perhaps I do not understand the business, but it seems to me that there is a difference between an internet or brick and mortar retailer wildly inflating the price to what the market will bear vs. the U.S. importer doing the same. The importer has been chosen to represent the producer and usually, ...
by patrick c albright
July 8th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Re: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack

Agreed, and just changed protocols with the warehouse where I store wine. They are going to open every case of Taittinger, and I am having all the cases I bought in London opened before they leave the U.K. To be honest, I am really pissed at this. The cases should be opened for applying strip label...
by patrick c albright
July 8th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2013 G. Conterno Monfortino . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 369

2013 G. Conterno Monfortino . . .

$2400--/three bottle case (*sold*)
$1725--/magnum (4 - individual cases)
$4200--/double magnum (1 - individual case)

Patrick
pcalarkspur@gmail.com
by patrick c albright
July 3rd, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15729
Views: 814959

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x 1986 Beychevelle 1x 1934 Clos Vougeot from Château Couronné Malvoisin, a Mâconnais négociant label that doesn't exist anymore. Some of those old southern Burgundy négoce did a great job back in the day (Piat, for example), so this might be interesting. I was offered a few bottles of 1964 Roussea...
by patrick c albright
June 30th, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15729
Views: 814959

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Twelve x 1990 Marcel Lapierre Morgon.
by patrick c albright
June 12th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive
Replies: 28
Views: 3152

Re: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive

That capsule is not correct on the Leroy as well.
It has a sheen to it as well as it looks new.

And the ullage on the 1979 Lafleur is pretty unrealistic.
by patrick c albright
June 11th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive
Replies: 28
Views: 3152

Re: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive

There have been some bottles going around with the vineyards misspelled on the back label, i.e. Pugelles instead of Pucelles.
Including these.

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