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by EricG
July 23rd, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8484

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Such sad news. Always appreciated his willingness to stir the pot. RIP Alan and condolences to his friends and family.
by EricG
July 3rd, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 66
Views: 4648

Re: 2008 Salon

This little game will likely lead me to justify buying a few btls of 08 Krug CdM. And a LOT more Comtes!
by EricG
June 21st, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2413

Re: DELETE THREAD

Windowsill
by EricG
June 21st, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1600
Views: 89063

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

ykwon wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 12:23 pm
2007 Taittinger Comte Rose on deck
At that price, I grabbed one. Never had Comte Rose but love the BdB.
by EricG
June 19th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 27
Views: 2437

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

Poppy Davis wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Great!
Worked perfectly for me too. Thanks Poppy!
by EricG
June 5th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1600
Views: 89063

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I can also confirm that Terry is a woman and good people. Have met her when visiting the shop while passing through OC.
by EricG
April 6th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1600
Views: 89063

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Did anyone else go in on the Gimmonet '08 Special Club mags the other day? The price is high, but their '08 is just brilliant, so I asked for 1. Haven't heard back yet. I have a call into Scott and an email to Greg to detmine if this is the VV bottling (magnum only) or the regular special club on a...
by EricG
March 29th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Alesia/Rhys Tasting
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: TN's: Alesia/Rhys Tasting

I still have a few from ‘08, ‘10 and ‘12. Sounds like we could do a fun “first decade” testing.
by EricG
March 9th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee 2019 - Grand Tasting Impressions
Replies: 31
Views: 3292

La Paulee 2019 - Grand Tasting Impressions

Some quick notes after the Grand Tasting. Hope others will add their thoughts as well. Overall, the 2016 vintage is a good one although the wines are a little more closed than what I sampled late last year as my purchases came in. Best wines of the tasting for me were Liger Belair Clos du Chateau, M...
by EricG
February 22nd, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56291

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Grabbed one of the 07 Vougeot. Have had it before - it’s drinking really well.
by EricG
January 30th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558059

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Schäfer-Fröhlich Monzinger Halenberg Großes Gewächs 2017 Peter Lauer Kupp Faß 18 Großes Gewächs 2016 Peter Lauer Kupp Faß 18 Großes Gewächs 2017 Domaine Jean Chartron Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Pucelle 2017 Domaine Jean Chartron Puligny-Montrachet Clos du Cailleret 2017 Domaine Jean Chartron...
by EricG
January 10th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2541

Re: Paulee 2019

Same reaction here. Verticals in past years were compelling. This year, not so much. Still in for the Grand Tasting though.
by EricG
December 31st, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellartracker Fun! What were You Drinking 10 Years Ago?
Replies: 63
Views: 2275

Re: Cellartracker Fun! What were You Drinking 10 Years Ago?

Perhaps even more interesting than 10 years ago is how long I have been on CT. Since 2004. What scares me most is the total number of bottles consumed. Anyway, on 12/31/08 it was: 2000 Contero Fantino Parussi Krug Grand Cuvee 2006 Aubert Lauren Not terribly suprising as my palate had not moved fully...
by EricG
December 22nd, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 3039

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

2008 Preuses was totally shot recently. Will drink the rest of my 08s and 10s by year end and move on. Sad as I’ve had some old Dauvissat that was incredible.
by EricG
October 20th, 2018, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10746
Views: 387997

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1996 Dom - utterly disappointing. Stored since release. Flat and dull but likely not corked (I'm more sensitive to TCA that just about any other human). Oh well. 2014 C Bouchard Haute Lemble - intellectual, fun and actually a bit tight over 90 minutes. NV Selosse Initial - typically oxidative but wi...
by EricG
October 12th, 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56291

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Newbie question here: how often does Envoyer actually send invoices? I was verbally confirmed for a few bottles, but it's been 2 weeks and I haven't received an invoice yet. When I log into my Account page, it also looks outdated. One frustration I have now is I have no way of knowing how far over/...
by EricG
October 11th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 206496

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

The self-deception is strong with this one (from the new Instagram page): "I’m from #Oakland. Wasn’t exactly the hood, coming up by #LakeMerritt and #EastOakland in the 1980s. I’ve had a hell of a road getting to this point. Of course I’ve made a few errors, stepped in similar shit more than once, b...
by EricG
August 15th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Chateau des Ducs
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Chateau des Ducs

Marcus Dean wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Is 2010 going to prove to be THE Burgundy vintage of recent times - over 1999, 2005 and 2015? Would not be shocked.
I think it will
I agree (at least for my palate) !
by EricG
August 15th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Chateau des Ducs
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Chateau des Ducs

2010 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Château des Ducs - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru (8/15/2018) Absolutely stunning nose. Bright red fruit. Floral notes. Elegant. The palate is fruit driven but firm on the finish. Explosive finish. So beautiful. So elegant. This i...
by EricG
August 9th, 2018, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 11343

Your dumbest purchase

Orange wine. I should know better. Wine is not meant to be orange.
by EricG
June 21st, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Offering
Replies: 52
Views: 5571

Rhys Offering

Yay
by EricG
June 11th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 195
Views: 9471

Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

2011 was a birth year for my daughter so I bought more than I would have otherwise. My early experiences were mostly good. More mixed lately. 2011 Bertheau Charmes went down the drain Saturday night. His wines have been the most tainted in my experience. A 2011 Sauzet Batard was flawed recently as w...
by EricG
June 7th, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New York wine consumers, please note.
Replies: 36
Views: 3011

New York wine consumers, please note.

Just sent to my family in NY to join the fight. This would be horrible legislation for consumers.
by EricG
June 7th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will 2008 Cristal And 2008 Dom Perignon Be Released?
Replies: 73
Views: 6109

When Will 2008 Cristal And 2008 Dom Perignon Be Released?

Benchmark has good supply of ‘08 Cristal on pre-arrival @ $229. Better but still more than 4x what I paid for the outstanding 2008 Roederer Brut, and much higher than the UK pricing quoted above. I also adore the 2008 Roederer BdB which was similar pricing. Just pointing out that it's available in ...
by EricG
June 7th, 2018, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will 2008 Cristal And 2008 Dom Perignon Be Released?
Replies: 73
Views: 6109

When Will 2008 Cristal And 2008 Dom Perignon Be Released?

Benchmark has good supply of ‘08 Cristal on pre-arrival @ $229.
by EricG
April 18th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1600
Views: 89063

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Agreed, Neal. I’m just surprised how adamant he is that he essentially knows the the ins and outs of Envoyer’s sales, especially when none of us have access to their numbers or attempt to buy every offering. I’d like to see how far he can take the argument. ;) Here's another data point. I have spen...
by EricG
March 1st, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558059

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1989 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Asili 2014 Hubert Lignier Morey St. Denis 1er Cru VV 2013 Fratelli Brovia Barolo 2015 Lafouge Auxey-Duresses La Chapelle 2015 Lafouge Auxey-Duresses Les Duresses 2012 Cappellano Piè Rupestris 2016 Albamar Rías Baixas Finca O Pereiro 2010 Hubert Ligni...
by EricG
February 21st, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern's as solo diner [with update]
Replies: 85
Views: 8233

Bern's as solo diner

I'll second what others have said about arrive early. My only experience at Bern's was arriving at 9pm and after waiting ~an hour to eat at the bar and walking out due to hunger. Was not meant to be, I guess!
by EricG
February 7th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

New York City Restaurants

Jay Miller wrote:
EricG wrote:I have one night free in NY later the month. Jungsik still on their game?
They were one year ago, that's my most recent experience unfortunately.

Had a lovely meal at Atoboy 2 nights ago before seeing Bernadette Peters in Hello Dolly!.
Thanks, Jay!
by EricG
February 4th, 2018, 7:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

New York City Restaurants

I have one night free in NY later the month. Jungsik still on their game?
by EricG
February 1st, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many different Burg producers are represented in your cellar?
Replies: 122
Views: 3157

How many different Burg producers are represented in your cellar?

103 total, but only 23 over a case quantity. My early days to "buy and try" surely left an impact!
by EricG
January 22nd, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: King Bruno G - RIP
Replies: 18
Views: 1623

King Bruno G - RIP

A sad day indeed. RIP, Bruno. Will open a bottle this weekend and toast your brilliance!
by EricG
January 19th, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Benchmark Wine Group Website....
Replies: 30
Views: 1931

New Benchmark Wine Group Website....

+1

I lose patience searching their site and give up half the time. Too much work.
by EricG
January 4th, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Hervé Sigaut Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 18
Views: 1105

TN: 2014 Domaine Hervé Sigaut Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers Vieilles Vignes

It doesn't hurt that the Sigaut's are kind, modest, understated people. I think their wines reflect their humility.
by EricG
December 25th, 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 164eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 45
Views: 3706

TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 164eme (France, Champagne)

Had my first bottle last night. Great drinking although the acidity runs quite high. Reminds me of 1996 in a way. Bought quite a few and will look forward to watching them evolve over the years.
by EricG
December 25th, 2017, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Burgundy
Replies: 340
Views: 23680

2015 Burgundy

Just drank 2 very different Gevrey Chambertin VV.. 2015 Domaine Denis Bachelet :This is an incredible Village level wine that will compete with many a great Premier Cru. Gevrey and Bachelet markers of tart, dark cherries, iron, game blood, dusty iron/clay mineral, it is easy going, but with great d...
by EricG
November 24th, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: He's baaaack! And wackier than ever.
Replies: 62
Views: 7639

He's baaaack! And wackier than ever.

All that's left is to blame his third grade teacher.

Ray needs a new tag line:

"Maison Illan....it was everybody else's fault!"
by EricG
November 13th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Missing Wine?
Replies: 23
Views: 1666

Missing Wine?

I'd ask for a refund plus interest - they held on to your money for half the year with no benefit to you.

Or, ask for first dibs on the next bottles they get in.
by EricG
November 4th, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 590220

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

The only thing that means is that if the claim is below $12,850 and above the minimum floor of $6,425 for a preference action under Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Section 547), that the Bankruptcy Trustee must bring the preference claim in judicial district of your residence. Let's s...
by EricG
November 3rd, 2017, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 590220

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

I would ignore any clawback email. Forgive me, but that is really bad advice. These letters are coming from bankruptcy counsel for the Trustee, not some professional debt collection outfit. Believe me, if the amount of the claim exceeds $12,850 (so that venue in Oakland in proper) they will with al...
by EricG
October 29th, 2017, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10746
Views: 387997

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2010 Bertheau C-M 1er - everything I love about 2010. Was great over 2 days.
2011 Fourrier Gevrey Combe Aux Moine - very pretty, not a trace of green.
by EricG
October 18th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 7
Views: 881

TN: 2015 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Chambolle-Musigny

Thanks for the note, Don! Sounds like a winner in '15.
by EricG
October 9th, 2017, 8:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Restaurant Server Pet Peeves
Replies: 84
Views: 2774

Restaurant Server Pet Peeves

When they don't write my order down and then get it wrong. I am especially peeved when they repeat it back, have it wrong, I correct them and we need to do a third round to get it all straight. Write. It. Down.

"Tonight I have 3 specials." Oh, so it's YOUR restaurant? I see...
by EricG
October 2nd, 2017, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10746
Views: 387997

What bottle of wine did you open today?

1996 Dom
2011 Lafon Meursault Perrieres
2012 Roulot Borgogne Blanc
by EricG
October 2nd, 2017, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Damn it, Leflaive.
Replies: 28
Views: 1513

TN: Damn it, Leflaive.

I bought 2 X 2014 P-M Clavoillon and opened one recently. First observation is the the diameter corks are in there tight. Seems slightly oversized. Two, the wine was on form - pure, balanced and had that nice 2014 acidity. Perhaps not quite the height of years ago but very, very good. My biggest pro...
by EricG
September 29th, 2017, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Burgundy
Replies: 340
Views: 23680

2015 Burgundy

I taste a 2011 about every month or so. The two most recent btls I think capture this vintage well for me: 2011 Bertheau Chambolle Musigny - slightly green, acidity slightly biting for a Bertheau. Drinkable but not great. 2011 Hudelot Noellat C-M Charmes - light, airy, red fruited and very good. Wou...
by EricG
September 26th, 2017, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1600
Views: 89063

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

If it helps, I have visited their warehouse and it's quite an operation (unlike how others described that other CA retailer). And nothing but consistently great service across the board over many years!
by EricG
August 28th, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Need Charleston restaurants.
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Need Charleston restaurants.

I ate at FIG and Husk back to back nights. Agree with others about Husk being over-rated. FIG was fantastic.
by EricG
August 22nd, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558059

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

RyanC wrote:
Dale Bowers wrote:2010 d'Angerville Champans
If this is Envoyer, you beat me to it! (I was also shut out of the '10 Lafarge Caillerets)
Sorry Ryan! But if we ever meet, happy to share a bottle of the Lafarge. [cheers.gif]

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