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by Chris Seiber
September 23rd, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale

Ian S wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 7:39 pm
Is there no way to counter, or reverse, the effects of smoke taint?
Not really. Could make rose out of it, most of the smoke is on the skins. 28 brix cab rose — mmmm.
by Chris Seiber
September 23rd, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08` Cristal and 96` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: 08` Cristal and 96` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot

You didn't even need to put your name on this post, everyone would have known who made it. Cristal and Burt-Williams-era WS pinot? Just another day in the happy life of Blake Brown.
by Chris Seiber
September 23rd, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay

Chardonnay appears to be entering a golden era in Oregon. I get that impression as well. There seem to be a lot of Oregon chards in the $30-60 price range that are excellent quality, available at retail (at least if you shop on the internet) or from the winery's website with little difficulty and n...
by Chris Seiber
September 22nd, 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 77
Views: 2983

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

Marcu$ Stanley wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 11:18 am

See also "a baby ___". Big-ticket first growths and thousand dollar Burgundy grand crus have so many babies they must be using the rhythm method!
So true. Baby Brunello, Baby Barolo. I think I read where Fonbel was a "baby Ausone" (it is from the same producer, but it's like a $20 wine).
by Chris Seiber
September 22nd, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 148
Views: 8782

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Roy Piper wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 10:40 am
Philip G wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 9:45 am
Changed my cart multiple times and settled on 3-3-3. Will I be kicking myself in 5 years for not getting more of that Napa Cab?
Yes. 😜
Then again (a good reminder for all of us at our times of wild exuberance), it's not like 2018 is Will's last vintage. There will be others ahead.
by Chris Seiber
September 22nd, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 148
Views: 8782

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

I will add my voice to the chorus singing praise of Will Segui. Will has supported Falltacular and Frank Murray's work for Laura's House. This past February, he got Thomas Rivers Brown to show up and introduced Anne Fogerty of Belharra wines. From my chatting him up that day, I thought he was a sup...
by Chris Seiber
September 21st, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?
Replies: 28
Views: 1024

Re: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?

I assume you are not talking about winery clubs/lists, but "clubs" formed by middlemen who send you wines regularly. I've never seen one that made sense. Most of the ones whose offers I've seen sell wines no one has ever heard of. It's pretty clear that's to ensure that you can't compare prices. Ge...
by Chris Seiber
September 21st, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinn Vineyards Petit Verdot
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Chinn Vineyards Petit Verdot

Briceland makes a terrific petit verdot from Humboldt. A board favorite. Which reminds me, I haven't had one in awhile, I should dig one up.

I think there are a few good PVs from Spain, but I can't remember which wines they were. Maybe someone else will.
by Chris Seiber
September 20th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wife's Birthday wine menu
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Wife's Birthday wine menu

What kinds of wine does she like? I’d let that be the main consideration for her birthday dinner.
by Chris Seiber
September 18th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain
Replies: 20
Views: 1153

Re: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain

What does M’Etain mean or refer to? I’m not in the Scarecrow world.
by Chris Seiber
September 18th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5337

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

There’s a pattern of thought in some wine circles that expensive wine must all be bullshit because it’s just marketing/conspicuous consumption/Veblen goods/showing off for the haute bourgeoisie. That’s why Josh mentioned PYCM, which is pretty funny, because not only does PYCM produce a lot of relat...
by Chris Seiber
September 17th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DuPuis Wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1580

Re: DuPuis Wines

I'm probably going to buy a few chardonnays (I always thought that was the strongest part of the Copain lineup) and maybe sample a couple of pinots. Wendling was my favorite of the Copain ones (especially the whole cluster bottling he made a couple of times), so I'll probably try that one.
by Chris Seiber
September 17th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2163

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

If you like a lighter style Cab Franc that is delicious and so easy to drink, try RYME Cab Franc. The 2018 is the current vintage and it is excellent. Added bonus is lower alcohol and only old barrels used. Will post a recent note later. Tom Because (1) I love cab franc and (2) I'm a hopeless Wine ...
by Chris Seiber
September 16th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2163

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

Viader is a highly acclaimed Napa producer of cab franc. Their signature wine, Viader (their proprietary red), is usually something like half to 2/3rds cab franc, plus they make a cab franc bottling called Dare. Viader is a lovely wine, definitely showcasing the character of modern California cab fr...
by Chris Seiber
September 16th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.

Welcome to the board, David.

I still do manual bottle entry in individual bin numbers on CellarTracker, but then I'm far from on the cutting edge of . . . well, pretty much anything.
by Chris Seiber
September 15th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chidaine and Huet
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: TN: Chidaine and Huet

Less richness and weight on the palate than usual, which I think is just the year (same winemaker--this was his last vintage), but still plenty of minerality and power. I actually prefer this style of Loire chenin over the richer, slightly off dry stuff. Is there some consensus on what the recent r...
by Chris Seiber
September 15th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2251

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

For the “you can’t drink wine with that” crowd, Red Lobster just announced a Mountain Dew Margarita.

by Chris Seiber
September 14th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2251

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Cris Whetstone wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 10:15 am
Does this mean they think Canadians have worse taste than Americans?
They earned the rep with their clothing.



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by Chris Seiber
September 11th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The pleasures of barbera in a warm vintage (Burlotto '18)
Replies: 25
Views: 1316

Re: TN: The pleasures of barbera in a warm vintage (Burlotto '18)

I would never in a million years have thought burned, baked and scorched would be descriptors you would use for a wine you liked. But I commend you for an open mind. Sometimes a wine is just good, even if it doesn’t match the profile of other wines you usually like. It’s like movies or music — somet...
by Chris Seiber
September 10th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 White Burg Premox? Say it ain't so!
Replies: 12
Views: 855

Re: TN: 2015 White Burg Premox? Say it ain't so!

I had a premoxed 2016 Copain Tidal Break chardonnay a few weeks ago. You’re never really safe, at least not with regular cork.
by Chris Seiber
September 9th, 2020, 11:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 111
Views: 6411

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Vince L. wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 11:46 pm
Winehouse in LA has a 2017 Chanin Bien Nacido for $25. Retails for $40 normally.

https://www.winehouse.com/product/2017- ... ley-750ml/
Amazing deal, and still there. I just bought six.
by Chris Seiber
September 9th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2222

Re: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011

I have loved the Rhys ‘08 Alpine chard, although I think it’s time to drink up. The ‘07 and ‘09 chard’s have not performed at the same level. Um, I know it's tacky to dredge up an old thread just to quote (and contradict) oneself, but here goes... Just opened our last Rhys 2009 Alpine chardonnay an...
by Chris Seiber
September 9th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cervantes Family Vineyards
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Cervantes Family Vineyards

I keep encountering their wines, and I go into it expecting them to be something really bold and adventurous, but then they don't end up being at all what I thought, and it all ends badly for me. Yet the same thing keeps happening over and over and over again. Totally kidding. Sounds like a good pro...
by Chris Seiber
September 9th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot
Replies: 31
Views: 1748

Re: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot

At a slightly lower price point, I'd probably bite to try a few. But at $80, and figuring it will go up from there, I'm not sure discovering that I like it would end up doing me much good.
by Chris Seiber
September 8th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 15332

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 6:28 pm
Was all over those '16 Guillot yesterday --- that is an awesome price! '16 Boissee about to hit, as well, and at very attractive pricing, too {hint hint} ...
$27. Great deal, I grabbed six.
by Chris Seiber
September 7th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charbono and age?
Replies: 21
Views: 1016

Re: Charbono and age?

People keep bidding up older Inglenook Charbonos on Winebid, often into triple digits, so someone must like them with age! I had a magnum of 1985 Inglenook charbono a year ago and it was one of the better wines of the year. At a great age and with a lot of complexity and evolution (I assume, anyway...
by Chris Seiber
September 7th, 2020, 12:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10246

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Digging this up. I have no problem with increased corkage. I know its a privilege and I think restaurants should price it accordingly. I found an interesting quirk tonight. I've dined out brought wine a couple times to restaurants during phase 2 in DC with no issues. Tonight, we went to a restauran...
by Chris Seiber
September 5th, 2020, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I think this Ceritas Chardonnay could be a 20+ year wine.
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: I think this Ceritas Chardonnay could be a 20+ year wine.

What do you guess might be better about this wine in 5 or 10 years than today?

I personally would worry the possibility of improvement is not worth the oxidation risk. But I do love it when aged wine gambles pay off too.
by Chris Seiber
September 5th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8036

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

What are the better recent vintages for someone like me who prefers high acid and more moderate sweetness?
by Chris Seiber
September 4th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8036

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

That’s overall German Riesling. I only have about 250 bottles of Prüm right now. ONLY? It's behind Dönnhoff. How have you found those to age? I have read some mixed things, and I’ve had a couple of older ones that seemed flabby, but maybe it was just that particular bottling/vintage/age or maybe ju...
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8036

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Let’s put it this way, in the last 22 vintages I have bought a low of 6 cases and a high of 64. [swoon.gif] For yourself? What is your current inventory of Riesling? 64 cases in one vintage is more than two bottles of riesling for every day of the year. Current Riesling inventory is about 1500 bott...
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8036

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Let’s put it this way, in the last 22 vintages I have bought a low of 6 cases and a high of 64. [swoon.gif] For yourself? What is your current inventory of Riesling? 64 cases in one vintage is more than two bottles of riesling for every day of the year. Fortunately, he's likely not intending to dri...
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8036

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 12:04 pm
Let’s put it this way, in the last 22 vintages I have bought a low of 6 cases and a high of 64.
[swoon.gif]

For yourself? What is your current inventory of Riesling?

64 cases in one vintage is more than two bottles of riesling for every day of the year.
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8036

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

I'm a fan, and I bought (for me, certainly nothing on the order Robert Dentice!) a lot of 2015s, mostly the Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett. But I do sense that prices are rising in the last few years. Not sure if it's tariffs, or maybe just that so few retailers have the 2019s yet, or if the prices a...
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Turley Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: TN: 2013 Turley Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard

I think it's the best of the Turley portfolio. I like Pesenti almost equally, with the Ueberroth being more refined, and the Pesenti being a little more rugged and traditionally Zin-like. At least that's my impression over the years, but I haven't tried them side by side in a long time.
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tom Seaver & Seaver Vineyards & Thomas Rivers Brown
Replies: 18
Views: 2638

Re: Tom Seaver & Seaver Vineyards & Thomas Rivers Brown

Perhaps the most underappreciated of the great pitchers. You very rarely hear him mentioned among the elite pitchers with whom he belongs. I've never tried the wine, but I've always heard good things. It would seem very much in character that he made something really good, rather than just another c...
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me get started with Chateau Musar
Replies: 21
Views: 1225

Re: Please help me get started with Chateau Musar

Oh, and don’t forget to give them air! Or at least follow a bottle over several hours. For sure. Musar transforms more, and in a more interesting way, than any wine I can think of. You want to have a bottle over the course of a long evening, and it will be like tasting three or more (all very good)...
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget
Replies: 20
Views: 1860

Re: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget

Swirling is so passé now, you have to do The Tuite.
by Chris Seiber
September 3rd, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine storage at a generic self-storage facility?
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: Wine storage at a generic self-storage facility?

As much as I get the emotional reaction, I assume you can find out what temperature those storage lockers are kept at, and you could verify it yourself easily with a thermometer. It’s probably not the most perfect, but I wouldn’t just rule it out because the idea seems weird. Give or take depending ...
by Chris Seiber
September 2nd, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Domaine Eden Chardonnay
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: 2016 Domaine Eden Chardonnay

Domaine Eden is good wines and good value for the dollar. The pinot and cab are good, as well, both in a balanced type of style.

None of them are quite "back up the truck" type wines to me, but they're good wines and fairly priced.
by Chris Seiber
September 1st, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DuPuis Wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1580

Re: DuPuis Wines

Andrew Christiansen wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 9:37 pm
The first mailing list I've joined since...maybe the Obama Administration? Seems like so long ago in so many ways I'd so like to forget... but I'm excited to see what Wells has planned!
I think it might be the first time you’ve posted since then too! Good to see your name on the board.
by Chris Seiber
September 1st, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4405
Views: 254113

Re: de Negoce offer

De Negoce,
De Negoce se visten los campos en la primavera.

De Negoce,
De Negoce son los pajaritos que vienen de afuera.

De Negoce,
De Negoce es el arco iris que vemos lucir.

Y por eso los grandes amores de muchos colores
Me gustan a mí.
by Chris Seiber
September 1st, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1
Replies: 54
Views: 3380

Re: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1

Pierre peters reserve for 46 is great, grabbed a bunch. Vilmart Grande reserve for 29, grand cellier for 51, and rubis for 49 should be case purchases for ppl who like those. Thanks for pointing that out, I got some of each. The Grande Reserve and Rubis pricing were the biggest discounts (relative ...
by Chris Seiber
September 1st, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: French Champagne Suppliers Cut Harvest Quotas
Replies: 13
Views: 945

Re: French Champagne Suppliers Cut Harvest Quotas

From the AP: https://www.foodmanufacturing.com/supply-chain/news/21172004/champagne-suppliers-cut-harvest-quotas This year's champagne grape harvest will be limited to levels 21% below last year due to a collapse in sales and burgeoning inventories. This unprecedented action comes as Champagne reve...
by Chris Seiber
September 1st, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1349

Re: Wines for cellar

I am also interested in attending more tasting events. I attended James Suckling's Wines of Italy in February when he was in Dallas and I thought that was a great way to try many new wines to understand what I like and what not. I'm not sure what is near where you live, but good wine stores (if/whe...
by Chris Seiber
September 1st, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1349

Re: Wines for cellar

Roberto said he has a cool area where wines can sit for 2-3 years, so it doesn't sound like he needs to take up space in the wine fridge with daily drinkers. That is correct. I use that room for everyday drinkers and under $50 dollars wine I can have sit for 2-3 years. Also, what is your opinion of...
by Chris Seiber
September 1st, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1349

Re: Wines for cellar

I would try to find some back vintages that are affordable so you can enjoy some wine now and let that guide you with what to buy to meet your tastes going forward. This for sure. With a smaller collection and your ageworthy wines all very young, you're going to either (a) not have premium wines to...

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