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by Robert.A.Jr.
November 19th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot Margaux and Clos de Papes
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Ponsot Margaux and Clos de Papes

Fantastic notes, John. Thanks for sharing.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 19th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10934
Views: 398519

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Thanks for that note, Todd. I’ve been meaning to get back into purchasing Cabot. I happen to open another board favorite, Halcon Alturas, from the 2017 vintage, and it is quite the winner as well, even in its infancy. I bought the first few vintages of Paul’s wines, and then for whatever reason, the...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 19th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 23
Views: 416

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Ha ha, my luck and my truck, along with other words that rhyme accordingly, go hand in hand.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 19th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 23
Views: 416

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Todd, you are lazy and have a narrow agenda. This thread is perfect for you.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 19th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 23
Views: 416

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Marktoub “Party Episode”!



I think they served Musar.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 19th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 23
Views: 416

The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Do you ever feel like saying something or making a comment and either not knowing where it fits, or just too inept to do a search function to see where/if the subject or comment has been covered before? Or, perhaps you just don’t wanna start a new thread on something that is minor, inconsequential, ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 18th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 3597

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

Good point, sir. i know your tricks silly rabbit But, Robert does get to set the hours for his associates. [drinkers.gif] Nah. Alfert is totally laissez faire. They have to figure it out, survive, be productive. If I have to set basic benchmarks, they fail. ;) Fu would last a week under Alfert, and...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 18th, 2019, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 3597

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

I guess I’m blessed - and I use that word tongue in cheek - that my wife does not really like many red wines, she will almost always go for white, which we keep in a separate fridge. I will note, comically, that having gone to Napa and bought a smattering of reds, she has made it very clear these ar...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 18th, 2019, 4:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 74
Views: 3186

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

It struck me last night that I might have too much wine. Or, I have too much wine that needs 10+ years. Perhaps both. Even though I just bought another 300-bottle fridge, with everything coming in this week and next, plus the deliveries last week, it is full. All my off-site lockers and my other fri...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 17th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 3597

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

Uh, WHY would you have wine in your office?? (and second, why and how would the company you work for allow this?) Lawyers and distributors have the same office practices....plenty of wine and spirits around the office, only difference is distributors have more integrity. [cheers.gif] That's a good ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 17th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 3597

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

Uh, WHY would you have wine in your office?? (and second, why and how would the company you work for allow this?) Eh, because I’m an owner? ;) You should see the Scotch selection.... Why would anyone want to work for a company that doesn’t allow this? I knew I was in good standing when I joined thi...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 17th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California wine most like Latour?
Replies: 34
Views: 2191

Re: California wine most like Latour?

David Griffith wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Michael S. Monie wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Eisele Vineyard Estate?

Chateau Latour purchased Eisele from Araujo, so this makes the most sense to me.
Awesome, I did not know that. I’d go that route for sure.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 17th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore
Replies: 53
Views: 3000

Re: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore

Just take a break. I went through an “I don’t like zin anymore” phase several years ago, and then came back to it. Heck, earlier this year I went through a phase where no Pinot Noir based wine did anything for me. It happens. As for Lytton, Alfert can have his opinion, but I think he’s dead wrong. ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 17th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 3597

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

Markus S wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Uh, WHY would you have wine in your office?? (and second, why and how would the company you work for allow this?)
Eh, because I’m an owner? ;)

You should see the Scotch selection....
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 17th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California wine most like Latour?
Replies: 34
Views: 2191

Re: California wine most like Latour?

Kris Patten wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Kapscandy?

Don't agree on Mayacamas, sorry Buzz.

Wouldn't Kapscandy be too new-worldish? That would be Mouton!

I’m thinking a mature Dunn Howell Mountain.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 17th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 3597

When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

So I’m in the office today catching up on business after being out of town for several days. My partner, and a very good friend, stumbles in around 3 PM, looking ragged, with a sheepish look on his face. I have a mea culpa he says. “I raided your wine fridge at the end of a very rough Friday night.”...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 17th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Right Bank Bordeaux: Any Concerns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1398

Re: 2009 Right Bank Bordeaux: Any Concerns?

I was part of the 10 years on tasting of 2009s, with Stehpen and Neal, that's linked above. There are some spectacular examples of both St Emilion and Pomerol to be found but I did leave the St Emilion sessions disappointed that the apparent dialling back - of extraction, oak, muscle, winemaking, e...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 17th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friend of friend wants to land his helicopter at Screaming Eagle
Replies: 268
Views: 28899

Re: Friend of friend wants to land his helicopter at Screaming Eagle

I guess owning a helicopter generates a certain level of entitlement. The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors decided that a certain Santa Barbara/Montecito resident would not be permitted to use his helicopter from his $65 million property . This really pissed him off and according to the Sa...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 16th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

I hope my comments on this thread are not interpreted as suggesting divergent opinions mean one cannot taste, and if I somehow said that, I do apologize. I know you like Loire, Chris, and always appreciate your posts.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 16th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Right Bank Bordeaux: Any Concerns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1398

Re: 2009 Right Bank Bordeaux: Any Concerns?

I cannot ever imagine modern right bankers from a ripe year at ten years out being good. I truly believe these modern St Ems get worse. At least that’s my impression from buying, trying, and pitching, many of these wines from the 2000-2005 vintages. The only St Ems I have bought post-2008 vintage ha...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 16th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

Typo. Meant “Loire” not “Laporte”. Had to have been an autocorrect from iPhone..
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 16th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos du Jaugueyron - Haut-Médoc - 2009 and 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Clos du Jaugueyron - Haut-Médoc - 2009 and 2010

I love this winery, but have only had the Margaux not the Haut-Medoc. Post-modern as the descriptor is perfect, I have not thought of it. Has its feet planted in both camps, but only touching the positive attributes of modernity, not the many negatives. The Margaux vineyard actually has some of the ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 16th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

Hi Tomas - Here are some notes from a couple years ago when I popped a 1990 Joguet with some other Loire icons, all wonderful stuff: Started with the 1990 Joguet Les Varennes du Grand Clos and a 1990 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses. These are mature and quite different expressions of Cab Franc, bo...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 16th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

I often wonder whether people confuse pyrazine and Brett. I am just opining here, as clearly it could be my palate that is stunted, or we just simply all perceive things a bit differently. It’s just funny to me, as I truly do believe Baudry is the purest, cleanest producer in Loire Cab Franc. I lik...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 15th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

I’m drinking Laphroiag right now. My wife just told me my palate is horrible, “that stuff is rank!”
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 15th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 74
Views: 3186

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

Never get too old you geezers! Finally my stuff is trickling in! Texts between me and my secretary today while I’m down on Brickell Key Island. C8182EA3-6B8E-482C-9BB4-F06079792889.jpeg Robert, I think you should change your signature to "You might be out of control." Love it. Most secretaries prob...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 15th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 5221

Re: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .

GregT I was looking at his whole list and couldn't help but wonder what would happen if folks did a comparative analysis of the wines that frequently make his list and the wines that frequently make WS Top 100, and then ran a regression analysis to compare ad spending and event sponsorship from tho...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 15th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 74
Views: 3186

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

Never get too old you geezers! Finally my stuff is trickling in!

Texts between me and my secretary today while I’m down on Brickell Key Island.

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by Robert.A.Jr.
November 15th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

I often wonder whether people confuse pyrazine and Brett. I am just opining here, as clearly it could be my palate that is stunted, or we just simply all perceive things a bit differently. It’s just funny to me, as I truly do believe Baudry is the purest, cleanest producer in Loire Cab Franc. I like...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 14th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 74
Views: 3186

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

You old men are depressing me!
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 14th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

Joguet seems to have a “hit and miss” reputation among Loire fans. It went through an odd period, perhaps more oak than necessary, and had exposure to brett, but I think we are long past the oak issue and my experience with bretty bottles is no different at this point than other Loire producers. My...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 14th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581265

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some more 2016 Beaucastel
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 14th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581265

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 11:32 am
1x 1961 Château Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre
1x 1963 Château Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre
2x 1964 Château Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre
1x 1970 Château Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre
1x 1982 Château Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre
Don’t talk to me right now.

And here I was all happy about a couple 95 Maggies.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 14th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581265

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 x 1995 Chateau Magdelaine

2 x 2008 Chateau Haut Bailly

1 x 2008 Chateau Montrose
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 14th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

I had the '05 this past January and it was still way too young with the oak not particularly well integrated. The '09 is a better balanced and more approachable wine, imo, but I find these still need to sleep awhile. Surprisingly the 03's were very nice several years ago. Surprised the oak shows so...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 14th, 2019, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '05 Pegau - 3L
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: '05 Pegau - 3L

I would love a huge bottle like this for my family thanksgiving or Xmas dinner gatherings. CDP is an easy sell!
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 14th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

Thanks, Julian. The pricing on Joguet has always been an issue if you are price-sensitive, as they have always been higher than the competition, with the exception of Rougeard (which to be frank, has no competition). The recent release of Dioterie is in the mid-50s, placing it 5-10 bucks higher than...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 13th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581265

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

That 06 is excellent, Tim.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 13th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 74
Views: 3186

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

I will concede to being as much of a faux Southerner as I am a faux Cuban!

I am as deficient in speaking Spanish as I am in boiling peanuts. To be frank, I do not like boiled peanuts. There is something not right about them.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 13th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

Charles Joguet, really one of the all-time greats in the pantheon of Loire Cab Franc winemaking, once quipped that the sun always shines on Clos Rougeard. Leaving aside Rougeard - which stands supreme in Loire like d’Yquem does to Sauternes - Joguet has an amazing history of producing extraordinary ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 13th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 74
Views: 3186

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

This is why Alfert has associates I wonder what their hourly rate is for the boss? When I was a junior associate, I did some personal tax work for a partner. That Christmas, he gave me a bottle of 1969 la Tache as a present. Robert, are you paying attention? Huh? They have the pleasure to work for ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 13th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 74
Views: 3186

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

He calls me Pimp Daddy
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 13th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 74
Views: 3186

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

This is why Alfert has associates I wonder what their hourly rate is for the boss? I would never let my associates touch my wine. It's way too important. You gotta leverage to make money, Jay! My time is way too important to touch my wine, as in moving it! But sadly, I did have move about 12 cases ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 13th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines helped by climate change
Replies: 45
Views: 1306

Re: Wines helped by climate change

Loire reds. Not sure I want change to the Loire whites, generally speaking. We definitely seem to be having greater consistency in Loire Cab Franc vintages, through other factors, such as farming and winemaking approach, surely play some role. Does anyone else think that we also seem to be having mo...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 13th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineHunter: 1996 Domaine de l'Aigueliere Montpeyroux Cote Doree, $25
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: WineHunter: 1996 Domaine de l'Aigueliere Montpeyroux Cote Doree, $25

Victor Hong wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 4:28 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 7:10 am
.........I pretty much pass on anything that mentions seepage. Not worth the risk.
Are Range Rovers an exception? neener
HA.

Greatest. SUV. Eva.

#deerslayer
#lifesaver
#drivingsexy
#100Kwarranty
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 12th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 72
Views: 4280

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

Chris Seiber wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 11:04 am
DanielP wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 10:17 am
So that's who buys WS Gruner...
[rofl.gif]

Pissing my pants. I was like, WTF. She doesn’t recall it either. #partygirls.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 12th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 72
Views: 4280

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

Chris Seiber wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 7:21 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Wtf. No Pinot. And she said, “I don’t recall buying this.” Lol. I ask no questions.


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What’s the alcohol on that Chardonnay?

14.7%

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by Robert.A.Jr.
November 12th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineHunter: 1996 Domaine de l'Aigueliere Montpeyroux Cote Doree, $25
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: WineHunter: 1996 Domaine de l'Aigueliere Montpeyroux Cote Doree, $25

Oftentimes I see related lots where one is disclosed as having seepage and another is not. While the latter may be true, I assume they were all stored together and thus possibly subject to the same negative condition that might have caused the seepage. I avoid them all. I have had quite good experie...

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