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by Robert.A.Jr.
February 24th, 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15635
Views: 809105

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 x 2001 Chateau Haut Brion

6 x 2011 Chateau Magdelaine
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 22nd, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines that have significant graphite?
Replies: 23
Views: 1382

Re: Wines that have significant graphite?

Keith Levenberg wrote: February 21st, 2021, 3:40 pm Fonbadet, Sociando-Mallet, Grand Puy Ducasse
Grand Puy Lacoste
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 21st, 2021, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines that have significant graphite?
Replies: 23
Views: 1382

Re: Wines that have significant graphite?

Looking for wines that show significant graphite under $50? Any suggestions? We can go over by a reasonable amount... Aargh! I'm sure you didn't intend this, but your trolling me. Do you mean lead pencil aromas? If so, the characteristic scent of pencils is really the cedar that's used for the penc...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 21st, 2021, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3024

Re: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread

I was gonna say Domaine Guion, one of the great QPRs in the world of wine, but just saw that this delicious Loire Cab Franc has jumped significantly by a whole stinkin dollar up to $16. It is outrageous! Kidding aside, this is a really good wine that can also age so effortlessly. I’ve had bottles wi...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 21st, 2021, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 73
Views: 3092

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

I rarely ask, just accepting it as part of the cost of the hobby. Often more hassle than it is worth, but great to see a winemaker so open about it and willing to fix something that I assume was difficult for even them to control. I think the only time I recall asking for a replacement was when I bo...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 21st, 2021, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A visit to Frog's Leap TN: 2016 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Rutherford
Replies: 43
Views: 5736

Re: A visit to Frog's Leap TN: 2016 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Rutherford

Ok, this 2017 is smokin. I cannot imagine a better Napa Cab for under $100. Drinking another bottle right now, and ordered more from Wine.com with its 50 off 150 code, for $43 per. That is just a rock bottom stupid price on an excellent wine. So classic Rutherford with a cooler climate profile in t...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 21st, 2021, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sam Neill
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

Re: Sam Neill

Ha, that was great. And a very cool dude.

Make sure you watch to the end for the little bit after the trailer.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 20th, 2021, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A visit to Frog's Leap TN: 2016 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Rutherford
Replies: 43
Views: 5736

Re: A visit to Frog's Leap TN: 2016 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Rutherford

Ok, this 2017 is smokin. I cannot imagine a better Napa Cab for under $100. Drinking another bottle right now, and ordered more from Wine.com with its 50 off 150 code, for $43 per. That is just a rock bottom stupid price on an excellent wine. So classic Rutherford with a cooler climate profile in th...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 20th, 2021, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2709
Views: 323312

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Jin F wrote: February 16th, 2021, 5:54 pm
CQS50 $50 off $150

This code just worked for me
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 20th, 2021, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15635
Views: 809105

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 x 2017 Frog's Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

$43 with $50 of $150 Wine.com code.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 19th, 2021, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

Nice note. The vintage 2014 in the Northern Rhone is lost a little amidst the apparently excellent vintages 2013, 2015, and 2016, but I have found the quality to be pretty high in general. I'm not surprised Chave pulled it off - and if the 2014 ends up like 2004... I’m a big fan of ‘14 in N Rhone. ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 19th, 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Franc de Pied
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Franc de Pied

I have really liked the Marc Plouzeau wines and have his FDP waiting here... but his is very old vines whereas this T Germain wine is really quite young vines. The Plouzeau FDP is a whole ‘nother level of drink. A stunning wine at times. A personal fave, something I buy in a 6-pack every year since...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 19th, 2021, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Franc de Pied
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Franc de Pied

It appears that I like these more than you guys, but the price is too high. I stopped at 2014, which is an excellent Loire CF vintage.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 19th, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Syrah Deux Vert
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: TN: 2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Syrah Deux Vert

Thanks for the responses, guys. A cool read.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 18th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Syrah Deux Vert
Replies: 11
Views: 629

TN: 2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Syrah Deux Vert

Todd is a charmingly whacky dude. Builds Frankenbikes for racing. Does multi-day, 100+ mile per day events. Crushes it on the bike. And yet, it appears he crushes it in winemaking was well. Who woulda thunk he had the time given all that cycling. This wine wows me. Like very surprised. And not reall...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 18th, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vignobles Levet
Replies: 25
Views: 1290

Re: Vignobles Levet

I liked Amethyste, it was rather good, but was not as exciting or feral as Les Journaries and La Chav. Those two are well worth the added premium, which really is minor here. I only bought one vintage and then moved in, whereas I buy the two top cuvees in every vintage since 2004.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 18th, 2021, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine des Roches Neuves - Saumur-Champigny - Franc de Pied 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Domaine des Roches Neuves - Saumur-Champigny - Franc de Pied 2018

Thanks for the note, Julian. I’m watching 2018 Loire just like you are, this is one wine that I would suspect not to be over-ripe, so glad to see it in writing!
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 18th, 2021, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vignobles Levet
Replies: 25
Views: 1290

Re: Vignobles Levet

Personally, I don’t think the Amerhyste is worth buying. Not because it’s not good but because the price difference between it and the Journaries/Maestria and the Chavaroche/Peroline is so small. I think the Chavaroche especially does keep its wild side, but retains a lot of the fruit. The best Lev...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 17th, 2021, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15635
Views: 809105

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

MikeL238 wrote: February 16th, 2021, 9:10 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 15th, 2021, 3:34 pm 2005 Domaine Levet La Chavaroche
Where?!

Chambers. They flew off the shelf.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 16th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15635
Views: 809105

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Love the 10, 12, 14 and 16. Have not tried the 15, did not buy. Not really my style of vintage. A fantastic second label!
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 16th, 2021, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couple TNs: Beau Rivage, Dirty & Rowdy, Krug
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: Couple TNs: Beau Rivage, Dirty & Rowdy, Krug

If you like the 17, you guys will definitely like the 19. Such a quality white.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 15th, 2021, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 132
Views: 7611

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

1982 Haut Brion - Thanks to Charlie Carnes for my 55th 2017 Le Pin - Thanks to my best friend for NYE 1982 Magdelaine - Out of my own stash Krug Le Mesnil just off the podium but a worthy mention. While I cannot say I ever exercise much restraint, this was certainly the year to let it loose! I was l...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 15th, 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with Rayas?
Replies: 24
Views: 1055

Re: Pairing with Rayas?

Ok that sounds disgusting, but I do like the rabbit suggestion!
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 15th, 2021, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with Rayas?
Replies: 24
Views: 1055

Re: Pairing with Rayas?

And no way would I pair this with lamb. I like lamb and CDP, but very powerful I think for a Rayas. That's a rather extreme generalization! Roasted saddle or rack of lamb are as far from pieds paquets as tenderloin is from oxtail. And all the herb and spice aromas of the Rayas are just a wonderful ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 15th, 2021, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with Rayas?
Replies: 24
Views: 1055

Re: Pairing with Rayas?

Well a lot of good suggestions already. I think duck confit works fine with Reynaud's wines. I had the 08 in 2018. I cannot remember the food because I completely dissappeared in the wine. It is amazing. I challenge anyone to find a better 08 in Southern Rhone. FIFY champagne.gif Well i am a big No...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 15th, 2021, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with Rayas?
Replies: 24
Views: 1055

Re: Pairing with Rayas?

I would be tempted to just have it on its own to let the wine shine as best as possible. Such a 'gentle giant' of a wine - I'd be worried about overwhelming it. Cheers I agree entirely. It is the meal. And no way would I pair this with lamb. I like lamb and CDP, but very powerful I think for a Rayas.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 14th, 2021, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is the most valuable bottle of wine in your cellar?
Replies: 86
Views: 5445

Re: POLL: What is the most expensive bottle of wine in your cellar?

Wow, 18 folks have a bottle of wine in their cellar worth more than $20k. I find that to be amazing, because the universe of said wines is so small. DRC RC in certain vintages - maybe I haven’t kept up on current price escalation, but is there any Bordeaux that goes for $20k? I assumed all of those...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 14th, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12764
Views: 518941

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

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Love this approachable vintage of Gonon, so impeccably balanced for my palate.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 14th, 2021, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15635
Views: 809105

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Vcc backfill in case quantities La Gravette case Alter-ego Which [dance-clap.gif] [dance-clap.gif] vintages? 4, 11, 14 and 15 Score on 4, 11 and 14!!!! Have not tried 15, didn’t buy much from that vintage. Bought lots of 14 on Mark’s reco, but that’s my kind of vintage anyway. I flat out love 2011,...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 14th, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu must have this wine service basket
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: Fu must have this wine service basket

Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡ wrote: February 13th, 2021, 2:28 pm So we’re at that part of the cycle huh
Personally I thought it was the year of the bull!
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 14th, 2021, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15635
Views: 809105

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jean Menwa wrote: February 13th, 2021, 11:19 pm Vcc backfill in case quantities
La Gravette case
Alter-ego
#winning
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 13th, 2021, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is the most valuable bottle of wine in your cellar?
Replies: 86
Views: 5445

Re: POLL: What is the most expensive bottle of wine in your cellar?

Peter Hirsch wrote: February 13th, 2021, 1:01 pm also a few vintages of Chave 'Cathelin' (paid about $400),
Kinda rare and definitely stoopid expensive today. Rare Wine Company has the 1995 for $6,000. I might be tempted to trade that one! And I have only sold one wine in my life.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 13th, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is the most valuable bottle of wine in your cellar?
Replies: 86
Views: 5445

Re: POLL: What is the most expensive bottle of wine in your cellar?

Joe V wrote: February 13th, 2021, 1:02 pm I purchased a bottle of 2000 Mouton from Costco upon release for $305. That's my most expensive purchase, and it's now the most expensive bottle that I have. It does make it difficult to figure out when to open it.

-J
I still regret not grabbing those. Still.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 13th, 2021, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is the most valuable bottle of wine in your cellar?
Replies: 86
Views: 5445

Re: POLL: What is the most expensive bottle of wine in your cellar?

I have a 1998 Chateau Petrus that a client gave me. And yes it will be consumed by me, when ready, and probably with that client. He also happens to be a best friend.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 13th, 2021, 12:18 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: GLASVIN (Best Products of 2020 - Food & Wine Mag) *New Product Launch - Decanter*
Replies: 137
Views: 6456

Re: GLASVIN (Best Products of 2020 - Food & Wine Mag) *New Product Launch - Decanter*

I ordered a the Decanter from the post-BD emailer, so pretty.

I also need more glasses. I accidentally broke one, so cannot have an odd-numbered set, so uncivilized.

These are wonderful glasses, feel so right in the hand.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 13th, 2021, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu must have this wine service basket
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: Fu must have this wine service basket

Mattstolz wrote: February 13th, 2021, 9:31 am beautiful piece of art!

just imagine the Cornas pouring out menacingly from between the tigers fangs at Fu's house.
Scandalous!

Yao Ming Cabernet or nothing!

Warmed to create the steam emanating from the mouth of the Tiger.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 13th, 2021, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu must have this wine service basket
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: Fu must have this wine service basket

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Truly stunning.

The Owl is great.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 13th, 2021, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu must have this wine service basket
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Fu must have this wine service basket

Apropos to the recent thread on wine service baskets, Fu should one-up Sir William and his little antique French wire baskets, with this exceptional piece of antiquity: https://www.christies.com/features/a-masterpiece-of-Chinese-art-The-Luboshez-gong-11508-1.aspx?sc_lang=en&cid=EM_EMLcontent0414...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 13th, 2021, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Osamu Uchida Miracle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: TN: 2018 Osamu Uchida Miracle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Russell Faulkner wrote: February 13th, 2021, 6:50 am I should add a disclosure that I’m now selling this. Albeit in a quantity lower than I would like to buy for myself!
And? Shipping to your bestest wine/cycling buddies!?!

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by Robert.A.Jr.
February 12th, 2021, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got offered Ovid Experiment
Replies: 21
Views: 1516

Re: Got offered Ovid Experiment

Ask #1 fanboy Alfert.... Ha, that’s cold, but I did get the card! I would not recommend this pairing..... 52553168-BD33-47F3-8906-14F70581440E.jpeg ;) Finally, something that might give Ovid some proper cabernet typicity! [stirthepothal.gif] Of course, I brought the Vatan, my buddy brought the Ovid...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 12th, 2021, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got offered Ovid Experiment
Replies: 21
Views: 1516

Re: Got offered Ovid Experiment

My impression from the K&L auctions I’ve followed is that when it comes up, the Experiment doesn’t usually fetch its release price, but it doesn’t show up that often so it’s hard to know when there might be an opportunity. WS prices look high. It’s a beautiful place and great visit for sure. Th...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 12th, 2021, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My biggest buying and drinking change in last 5 years.
Replies: 39
Views: 2629

Re: My biggest buying and drinking change in last 5 years.

My buying and drinking have been pretty much the same for quite some time - Bordeaux, Loire and Northern Rhone - but I have had an uptick in Champagne these last five years, and definitely this past year. My wife, in particular, has gone Champagne bonkers. I cannot afford her anymore. N+1 applies t...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 12th, 2021, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My biggest buying and drinking change in last 5 years.
Replies: 39
Views: 2629

Re: My biggest buying and drinking change in last 5 years.

My buying and drinking have been pretty much the same for quite some time - Bordeaux, Loire and Northern Rhone - but I have had an uptick in Champagne these last five years, and definitely this past year. My wife, in particular, has gone Champagne bonkers. I cannot afford her anymore.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 11th, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got offered Ovid Experiment
Replies: 21
Views: 1516

Re: Got offered Ovid Experiment

Ovatanid
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 11th, 2021, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanks, all. Scotch obtained (Orlando help - for scotch)
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Orlando help - for scotch

The one on SR 50 Colonial Town is always good. They have some aged Armagnac as well.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 11th, 2021, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanks, all. Scotch obtained (Orlando help - for scotch)
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Orlando help - for scotch

Total Wine has a very solid selection, many of the big names, including in their 18 and 25 year bottling. ABC Fine Wine & Spirits as well. I do not buy much wine from either of these two retailers, but I use them frequently for single malt scotch. For scotch, these are probably the best overall ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 11th, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got offered Ovid Experiment
Replies: 21
Views: 1516

Re: Got offered Ovid Experiment

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: February 11th, 2021, 9:05 am It’s a fantastic visit.
Honestly, not really my style of wine, but probably the best visit that I have done in the States. Totally private and full bottles open, plus cheese and charcuterie. They get you tipsy and then you spend a shit-ton! I am now an honorary member.
by Robert.A.Jr.
February 11th, 2021, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got offered Ovid Experiment
Replies: 21
Views: 1516

Re: Got offered Ovid Experiment

Kris Patten wrote: February 10th, 2021, 9:31 pm Ask #1 fanboy Alfert....

Ha, that’s cold, but I did get the card!

I would not recommend this pairing.....

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;)

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