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by Chris Seiber
September 16th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Arrrggghhhh...

Rombauer is no longer that kind of Chard. The current Rombauer Carneros Chard is not that at all. I suggest you buy a btl (around $35...a bit pricey) and try it with an open mind. I think you'll find it does not fit that above description at all. It's actually a pretty darned good Chard. Tom This i...
by Chris Seiber
September 16th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 24
Views: 1278

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 2:16 pm
If I had two bottles, is it Billecart-Salmons?
I asked my son recently, when Mike Trout's and Tim Salmon's families send out Christmas cards, do they say "Merry Christmas from the Trout" and "Happy Holidays from the Salmon?"
by Chris Seiber
September 16th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 24
Views: 1278

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

I've always liked 2003 Pontet Canet, which seems like a very joyous, extroverted take on Bordeaux, yet one which still (to me) speaks of Bordeaux. I can see how it might appeal less to someone who strongly prefers old-school Bordeaux vintages and stylings. Though I would have liked to see how you re...
by Chris Seiber
September 16th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 28
Views: 1466

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

Gabe Berk wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Akin to Kosta Browne. There is nothing Kosta and nothing Browne there anymore...
That's true for a lot of wines, though, right? How many wines are named after people who have passed away, retired, sold the winery, etc.?
by Chris Seiber
September 16th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)

Totally just having some fun with it, and I have nothing but respect for Keith. I was mostly struck by how confidently they embrace the stereotype there. "Tastes like silken butter dripped over a fresh croissant. A decadent chardonnay." And the name "Buttercream Chardonnay." Looking forward to "Merd...
by Chris Seiber
September 16th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 28
Views: 1466

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

As long as the Wilfred Wong scores still come from Wilfred himself, I have no concerns about any of this.
by Chris Seiber
September 16th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)

BUTTERCREAM CHARDONNAY 750ml California - Tastes like silken butter dripped over a fresh croissant. A decadent Chardonnay perfect for enjoying on the dock of the bay, the backyard, with friends, or really anywhere! Vegan It would be fun if a natural wine marketed itself and embraced its stereotypes...
by Chris Seiber
September 12th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 50
Views: 1920

Re: For BAMA fans...

I've heard BAMA is a BAMF
by Chris Seiber
September 12th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 55
Views: 3971

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

This is a minor point in the context of Roy's impressive post, but I don't really think anyone would want to use ToKalon to brand cheap bulk wine. That name has zero meaning to 99% of people who buy cheap bulk wine, and the 1% who do know the name would know not to be confused by its usage on $8 Cen...
by Chris Seiber
September 12th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Beau-Séjour Bécot, 2004 Giscours
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: TN: 1999 Beau-Séjour Bécot, 2004 Giscours

Another small victory for the "off" 2004 vintage in Bordeaux. I've admired the wines I've had from that vintage, and I think they've delivered excellent value for the dollar. That includes more classic producers like Montrose and more modern producers like Lascombes. In my limited experience, it's a...
by Chris Seiber
September 11th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine dinner/event investment fraud scheme - Omar Khan
Replies: 25
Views: 2322

Re: Wine dinner/event investment fraud scheme - Omar Khan

Damn, Omar Khan was my favorite 12th century poet and mathematician. Cakebread even named that interesting wine after him.

How sad to see him stoop to this.
by Chris Seiber
September 11th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 51
Views: 2888

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

I swallowed hard, rehearsed an apology to my wife in my head, and made (for me, I'm not a balla') a big order of these. Very excited about the wines.
by Chris Seiber
September 10th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No One Knows
Replies: 14
Views: 1470

Re: No One Knows

The somm probably just thought the whole lineup was excessibe.
by Chris Seiber
September 10th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation on a white burgundy
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Recommendation on a white burgundy

That sounds like the perfect recommendation. Dauvissat has serious brand name equity too, as far as the recipient knowing that she's getting something profound.

I don't mean that you're trying to be showy, here, but this makes more sense as a gift than some good-but-obscure $140 bottle.
by Chris Seiber
September 9th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: Syrah Tasting (Benetiere, Allemand, Lagier Meredith, Enfield, etc.)
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: WTN: Syrah Tasting (Benetiere, Allemand, Lagier Meredith, Enfield, etc.)

My main takeaway is that you should have had this tasting in 2025 instead of now. Grumpy, grouchy, spiky, not yet ready, needs more cellar time, not ready to come out and play . . .

Eh, sounded like fun anyway. Great notes.
by Chris Seiber
September 6th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Big Turley collection at K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Big Turley collection at K&L

I've had a few 20+ year old Turley petites and zins this year. They hold up well and are fun to drink in a certain way, but they're still massive ripe/overripe fruit, rich, thick, etc. Probably best as an after dinner drink. I think the petites are probably better than when they were young, but don'...
by Chris Seiber
September 6th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 51
Views: 2888

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

T. Melloni wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 9:47 am
Chris Seiber wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 10:20 pm
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Looks delicious.
How did the milk pair with the salmon?
You'll have to ask my 14 year old. He's over 6'5" now, so I think it's helped him develop at least!
by Chris Seiber
September 5th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2480

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

alwright wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 4:24 pm
I get that some of the questions can seem basic, but everyone has to start somewhere - and the general public can do a lot worse than this article.
Yeah, I guess it's alwright if you think of it that way.
by Chris Seiber
September 5th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 51
Views: 2888

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

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by Chris Seiber
September 5th, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 51
Views: 2888

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

I just enjoyed a bottle of 2013 Kutch McDougall tonight over the last 4-5 hours. Excellent bottle, light on its feet yet packed with flavor and intensity. Dark cherries, red apple, pine forest, bay leaf, orange, orange peel. Maybe more on the masculine side of the AFWE pinot scale. I could see it sm...
by Chris Seiber
September 5th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traveling Wine Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Traveling Wine Glasses

[scratch.gif] But ... travel shock ... can’t drink wine in hot weather ... wine too serious for vacation ... just drink beer and cocktails ...
by Chris Seiber
September 5th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Quick take on Fèvre Chablis & oyster tasting
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: TN: Quick take on Fèvre Chablis & oyster tasting

May I ask a slightly off-center question here? In the pairing of wines (Champagne, Chablis, whatever) with raw oysters, what is the best way to eat the oysters? I'm a plebe and generally like raw oysters with cocktail sauce, but that doesn't really work with wines in any synergistic way. Eating the ...
by Chris Seiber
September 4th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: White Burgundy from the 80s
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: TN: White Burgundy from the 80s

These bottles were bought on release, and stored well by the original owner who supplied them for this tasting. I don't know the exact storage history, but for the last 20+ years (maybe more) they've been kept in passive storage in a house on the cool bay area coast. Also, and here’s the tough ques...
by Chris Seiber
September 4th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: White Burgundy from the 80s
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: TN: White Burgundy from the 80s

Great notes. What’s the history on the bottles?

Also, and here’s the tough question — overall, what do you think was the payoff on aging these 30+ years? What was your enjoyment compared to drinking a bunch of 2014s of similar quality?
by Chris Seiber
September 4th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Sept 4
Replies: 16
Views: 1385

Re: Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Sept 4

The single vineyard is allocating September 4. I joined the list this year so I’m getting nothing. Anyone else going for a few bottles? Do they give you a chance to wish list? If so, not a bad chance you'd get some. I've waffled on the margin of getting none or just 2-3 bottles of SVDs in recent ye...
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 51
Views: 2888

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

OK, I will likely buy some incoming (again) for this comment, but may I ask why fully 50% of your many posts are to alert fellow WB's of mailing list offers? If we exclude the topic of golf, it would be closer to 75%. What am I missing? Your fellow WB's who are on the list would see the same thing ...
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1746

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge

YLee wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 2:53 pm
If you could only have Bordeaux Rouge or Burgundy Rouge rest of your life, which would you pick?
Your last name isn't E. Coyote by any chance, is it?
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1746

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux vs. Burgundy

J a y H a c k wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 9:44 am
D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Côte Rôtie, with dinner from my favorite sushi place, Kobayashi Maru. [wink.gif]
You can't win with that scenario.
Well played, my friend.
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 51
Views: 2888

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

Frank Murray is going to be so excited about all those points. neener

I really liked the Graveyard pinot at Falltacular. I'll be sure to get some of those.
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Replies: 11
Views: 756

Re: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters

It's surprising and disappointing that Ridge overripens and overoaks the Monte Bello chardonnay to such an extent. You wouldn't have expected that from the rest of their portfolio. I think sometimes the bottles that successfully reach older age can be very good, but the odds of getting a great bottl...
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers
Replies: 44
Views: 2036

Re: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers

JeffK wrote:
July 20th, 2018, 7:44 am
When I was in Germany 2 years ago I really enjoyed the Sekts
Much better in writing than spoken.
by Chris Seiber
September 1st, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1453

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

I think normally around 6 years from the vintage date is when the risk gets substantial. But you will have ones younger than that here and there.

I can’t remember specifically the youngest one. Probably 4 years old.
by Chris Seiber
August 30th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1746

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux vs. Burgundy

Is this just red, or reds and whites? Pretty big difference there.
by Chris Seiber
August 30th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice for flying South African wines from SA back to the US
Replies: 16
Views: 662

Re: Advice for flying South African wines from SA back to the US

I don't think there is any problem flying home with a case or two of wines from anywhere in your Wine Check. There is a very slight chance Customs may make you pay a duty on them, but even if so, I think it's a meaningless tiny amount. I've heard great things about tasting over there. I expect you'l...
by Chris Seiber
August 30th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2069

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

Alan Rath wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Chris Seiber wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 12:25 pm
I knew I should have stayed out of this thread. You Riesling people are a different breed.
Ha, you think talking politics and religion is dangerous, try talking about wine and watch the long knives come out! ;)
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by Chris Seiber
August 30th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2069

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

My point was that, IMO, a vintage like 2015 might be interesting and fun to drink, particularly young (to be honest, it's too ripe for my tastes, even young, overall) - but I don't think they will become more interesting in 10-15 years. For that, my own rule of thumb is to look for higher acid, mor...
by Chris Seiber
August 29th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2069

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

I bought a couple cases of 2015s to put away. See you in 2030 and beyond if I’m still around.
by Chris Seiber
August 29th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2069

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

2017 Donnhoff Spatlese Hermannshohle is $60+ nowadays. But I was just throwing a random number out there. No it’s not. You are getting hosed. Vinopolis - $59 Knightsbridge - $59 Wine House - $63 K&L - $65 Crush - $65 Wally's - $75 I'm not claiming somebody might have gotten it at a more favorable p...
by Chris Seiber
August 29th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great evening for wines (in french) : Bollinger, Rougeard, Lisini, Dauvissat, F. Cotat, ...
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: A great evening for wines (in french) : Bollinger, Rougeard, Lisini, Dauvissat, F. Cotat, ...

Google Translation is pretty funny. Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2012: 17,5 / 18 As in October 2017, we enjoy here an excellent wine, very representative of its name: cherry jam, strawberry, prune. Solar, ferrous, bloody, with acidity and tannin (but also a lot of finesse). Volatile consubstantial...
by Chris Seiber
August 29th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich

Can trade bottle of 2016 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Supérieur. Prefer local, so sandwich is still warm. I can see why you'd want to trade that away -- young Bordeaux is a terrible match for spicy chicken sandwich. The capsaicin heightens the perception of the tannin and will make the wine taste bi...
by Chris Seiber
August 29th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich

Craig G wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Don’t you have to have 25 posts about chicken sandwiches to post here?
That wins the internet today.
by Chris Seiber
August 29th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2069

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

2017 Donnhoff Spatlese Hermannshohle is $60+ nowadays.

But I was just throwing a random number out there.
by Chris Seiber
August 29th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great evening for wines (in french) : Bollinger, Rougeard, Lisini, Dauvissat, F. Cotat, ...
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: A great evening for wines (in french) : Bollinger, Rougeard, Lisini, Dauvissat, F. Cotat, ...

Google Translation is pretty funny. Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2012: 17,5 / 18 As in October 2017, we enjoy here an excellent wine, very representative of its name: cherry jam, strawberry, prune. Solar, ferrous, bloody, with acidity and tannin (but also a lot of finesse). Volatile consubstantial....
by Chris Seiber
August 28th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2069

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

Age is the #1 most important thing for German riesling, in my opinion. I think $20 90 point kabinett at age 20 is not only better, but far better, than $60 95 point spatlese when young. Young riesling is a sweet grape beverage which tastes nice, but isn't really a wine experience to me. And I think ...
by Chris Seiber
August 27th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 36
Views: 2173

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

Chris, sounds like vintage character more than producer. LM is noted for using mostly (all?) stainless, with little or no wood contact. So the wines are often quite taut and crisp. 2017 is reputed to be an outstanding white burgundy and Chablis vintage, try something from the vintage and see if it ...
by Chris Seiber
August 27th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Tenute Loacker Brunello di Montalcino Corte Pavone
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: TN: 2011 Tenute Loacker Brunello di Montalcino Corte Pavone

I've never heard of the producer, but intriguing note. Especially since the 2011 vintage in Montalcino tended towards the flabby end of the spectrum, at least based on the few that I've tried.
by Chris Seiber
August 27th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers
Replies: 46
Views: 1860

Re: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers

I've always liked the style of Vieux Donjon, but I haven't bought it (or any CdP) in recent years, so I'm not sure if it's still the same. The bottles I occasionally open from the mid 2000s have developed very nicely. One piece of advice would be to consider buying from the cooler vintages there and...
by Chris Seiber
August 27th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 36
Views: 2173

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

I bought a 2015 Louie Michel MdT at retail a month ago and tried it, thinking I'd probably love it and go back for more. But it wasn't that good, on the heavy side, a bitter finish, not as much freshness and energy as you would want. Maybe just 2015 being a warmer year or something? Anyway, good thi...
by Chris Seiber
August 26th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do I buy from people's cellars?
Replies: 31
Views: 2166

Re: How do I buy from people's cellars?

Online auctions are a good source of aged wines. WineBid is the one I use most frequently. This is your best option. If you are buying good aged wines to drink, but not chasing trophies and trendy producers, the wines will often have little markup. Sometimes they’ll be cheaper than current releases...
by Chris Seiber
August 26th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: TN: 2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais

Many Chidaine oxidize pretty early. Or even can just kind of get flatter and lose their joy.

I stopped buying these for those reasons, but if it did buy them, I’d buy recent releases and drink them very young.

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