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by Chris Seiber
October 16th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines
Replies: 42
Views: 3025

Re: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines

This often happens, and as much in Europe and elsewhere as in California. You're on vacation, you're in a great mood, you're well rested, you're in a gorgeous place, the people serving it to you are treating you well and you like them and want to support them. The wine tastes glorious. Though it lat...
by Chris Seiber
October 16th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: TN: 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event

That's pretty amazing. Thanks for all the notes.
by Chris Seiber
October 16th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party
Replies: 25
Views: 893

Re: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party

Thanks guys. Jay/ Chris, any recommendations for Zinfandel and GSM that are slightly light on their feet (ie < 15% ABV) I'm happy to give recommendations. Can you give me an idea what kinds of places you would be looking to make your purchases from? As you can imagine, there are different answers t...
by Chris Seiber
October 16th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?

Suckling 92 is probably about like a Wilfred Wong 93.
by Chris Seiber
October 16th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 64
Views: 843

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Jay, You might pick up one of the recommended northern Italy ones in this thread -- Jermann, Schiopetto, Alois Lageder, Tiefenbrunner. For somewhere between $12-22, you'll have a wine which your PG-requesting company will recognize and enjoy (probably less sweet and more acid and herbal notes, but p...
by Chris Seiber
October 16th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 64
Views: 843

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

I third the recommendation of Schiopetto. A good wine, and not just “good for pinot Grigio”
by Chris Seiber
October 15th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party
Replies: 25
Views: 893

Re: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party

Zinfandel is a great choice. Lots of fruit and flavor not to get lost behind the strong flavors, much easier for non wine geek types to like than some of the other reds mentioned in the thread, not much tannin (tannin in wine is amplified by hot spice, making the wine taste extra bitter), and lots o...
by Chris Seiber
October 15th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: TN: 1999 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

How was the goat prepared?

I think the only time I've had goat was birria a few times (Mexican-style stewed goat).
by Chris Seiber
October 15th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the signatures on this Antinori?
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: What are the signatures on this Antinori?

As you note, someone signed that in pen, that isn't part of the label itself, so I have no idea. It could be anyone. Villa Antinori is a good, consistent, food-friendly wine for something reasonably priced and easy to obtain. A solid choice off of restaurant wine lists. Glad you found it and enjoy i...
by Chris Seiber
October 15th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")

I have been monkeying around with the idea of throwing a thread topic out there for WBers to choose one wine and log its tracking on the board for at least a 3-day window. Thoughts from all? I like it. It might be interesting to hear the different ways people store the wine over the three days, too...
by Chris Seiber
October 15th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 21
Views: 502

Re: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

The 2015 cab appears to be available on their website, $66.
by Chris Seiber
October 14th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 35
Views: 1814

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

In talking with Mike a while ago and reading today’s email, the Cabernet is very old school. This is not Oakville blackberry juice (not to say there is anything wrong with that), and is a structured, more red-fruited version with some nice dried herbs. Mike loves old school Cabernet and this fits i...
by Chris Seiber
October 14th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: TN: 2014 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

If it's still at full retail it shouldn't be hard to find. A local store couldn't move a bottle until they put it on sale in the low 30's. It's still out there, but on WSPro prices for the 2014 start in the mid $40s now. I think they were pretty easy to find in the mid to high $20s at the time, tho...
by Chris Seiber
October 14th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 35
Views: 1814

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

I'm equal parts excited about these wines and fearful that I'm not going to get any of them. I hope I at least get to try each of them at some point. If Mike is looking in on this thread at some point, a question for you: is this a one-off effort, or will you make either or both in subsequent vintag...
by Chris Seiber
October 14th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")

Last night I discovered that I have four 375s of this wine in my cellar -- and better still one 375 of the 1995 which is one of my all time favorite wines -- so I'll try to open one this week and chime in on the thread.
by Chris Seiber
October 14th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")

Although Musar should go well with a wide range of food, it does really seem to suggest the foods and spices of that broader region in the world to me. It carries that notion of a middle eastern bazaar, and the bustle, mixture of smells and flavors, the climate, the people. Full disclosure, I’ve nev...
by Chris Seiber
October 13th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")

Tasting note of the year. Love it.
by Chris Seiber
October 13th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: TN: 2014 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I thought it was a good wine at the time. I stashed half a case away.
by Chris Seiber
October 13th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 260
Views: 11166

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Library releases from wineries are usually expensive, and multiples more than auction. Given the demand evident in this thread, I’d be surprised if the prices weren’t on the high side of the range being discussed here.

But if I’m wrong, that’s great for you buyers.
by Chris Seiber
October 11th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 35
Views: 1846

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Assuming they’re wines of interest to WBers, you’ll realize more moneys though CC. But it’ll take more effort selling and shipping and collecting. So it’s just a trade off for you.
by Chris Seiber
October 11th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stony Hill!???
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Stony Hill!???

Stony Hill and the Halls of Long Meadow sounds like book #1 of a new teen fantasy series.
by Chris Seiber
October 10th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174780

Re: Official Costco Thread

Filed Under: Things I did not expect to see 2016 Leroy Bourgogne Blanc - $58.99, Santa Rosa I grabbed the last three, no idea if they have more. White Burgundy (beyond things like Jadot Puilly Fuisse and the occasional no-name Chablis) is something I've hardly ever seen at any Costco over many year...
by Chris Seiber
October 10th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174780

Re: Official Costco Thread

Jeff_M. wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 7:04 am
Saw Heitz NV 14' yesterday for $53.99 in the Temecula Costco.
Which is it, NV or '14?

neener
by Chris Seiber
October 10th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2978

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

While i hate nascar in general I think it sucks to see people taking pot shots at her record, knowing how hard it must have been to be the first woman to break that glass ceiling I have nothing against Danica Patrick, or the idea of women competing in car racing (I have no idea why more of them don...
by Chris Seiber
October 10th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2394

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

Sorry, Chris, rereading my first post, it looks like I called you out, which wasn’t my intention at all. I just believe that there is a standard definition, and that we should all try to use it. It really isn’t a matter of opinion. I know what people mean when they say, “with time this wine develop...
by Chris Seiber
October 10th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 52
Views: 3701

Re: Winebid revised.....

Russ is doing a hell of a great job interacting with his customers, and not just on this one issue. Big hat tip to him, and I'm rooting for his business to continue to do well going forward.
by Chris Seiber
October 10th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Japanese sake recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 589

Re: Japanese sake recommendation

I hope this doesn't sound like a smartass comment, because it isn't intended as such, but is there any meaningful Sake made outside of Japan? I've only ever seen Japanese ones.
by Chris Seiber
October 9th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Agharta black label 2009 notes
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: Agharta black label 2009 notes

I had a few of the Agharta right bank type blend, called the Exhibit B, which I think they only made in 2006. I think mostly merlot and cab franc. I really liked it at the time; it was pretty plush and soft in style, but I recall the cab franc kept it more interesting and kept the mouthfeel from vee...
by Chris Seiber
October 8th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2394

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

I’m more in-line with Hanks definition than Chris's. But this shouldn’t be a matter of opinion. Happily there are formal definitions. https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-aromas-explained/ I’ve never once read an article about that subject, and I’m not arguing my view versus anyone else’s. I’m not su...
by Chris Seiber
October 8th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2978

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

I generally avoid celebrity wines, which isn't to say there aren't probably some that are good. I hear Seaver (i.e. the pitcher Tom) in particular is very good. It's always possible the price will come down. Some celebrity wines start out expecting to be in the high price points, but the market then...
by Chris Seiber
October 8th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2394

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

I see this terminology a lot. I have only a very basic idea of what is being talked about. I am looking to go beyond this basic understanding to being able to recognize the characteristic(s) as they present themselves in a wine. I have a perhaps naive idea that a tasting of a few wines could be str...
by Chris Seiber
October 8th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 1849

Re: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts

Andreas, did you need any connection or status to get any of those visits, or were they all something a regular person could book over the phone or email? Thanks. Hey Chris, Unfortunately, I'm a completely regular person :). Yes you either just write them or call them, but you can't expect to be ab...
by Chris Seiber
October 8th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 1849

Re: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts

Andreas, did you need any connection or status to get any of those visits, or were they all something a regular person could book over the phone or email? Thanks.
by Chris Seiber
October 7th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 46
Views: 2227

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

A. So wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 9:44 pm
John Glas wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 2:38 pm
You can get six of these for one Chave.
I'll take the Chave.
Aren’t they both 93 point wines?
by Chris Seiber
October 7th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Musar
Replies: 37
Views: 1705

Re: My First Musar

1999 is the most recent vintage that I'm confident is a great vintage. There might be other contenders, like 2010, but the ones I've had have been too young to know for sure. If you love the '99, keep in mind that the price will go up drastically over the next few years. Doug, please remind me why ...
by Chris Seiber
October 7th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Musar
Replies: 37
Views: 1705

Re: My First Musar

I personally like to decant my Musar (regardless of age) 3+ hours at a minimum. But I would suggest tasting it here and there along its decanting journey. A good Musar bottle can be like several great wines in one bottle - I can't think of any wine that shows so many different and interesting faces...
by Chris Seiber
October 7th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Musar
Replies: 37
Views: 1705

Re: My First Musar

AD Northup wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 7:18 am
I've got a number of bottles stored away from my time living in Stockholm.
Did you find that after you'd had the bottles captive in your storage for a long time, they started to develop positive feelings for you and form a sort of alliance with you and your goals?
by Chris Seiber
October 7th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?
Replies: 52
Views: 1723

Re: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?

Such an interesting thread - and one that is bound to lead to lots of potential answers and suggestions. Yep, there probably is $$$ to be made by creating and marketing an 'accurate' way to assess temperatures during shipping. I know that Leslie Fischer has posted extensively on this in the past - ...
by Chris Seiber
October 7th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?
Replies: 52
Views: 1723

Re: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?

As for wine’s alleged robustness, is there anyone here who would willingly choose a wine that had been exposed to temperatures in the 80s and above for at least a few weeks vs one known to have been kept below, say, 60-65 it’s entire life? If so, please raise your hands. Is there anyone here who wo...
by Chris Seiber
October 7th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Weingut Knoll Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Vinothekfüllung
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: TN: 2011 Weingut Knoll Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Vinothekfüllung

Vinothekfüllung might be the coolest word I've seen this year.
by Chris Seiber
October 5th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?
Replies: 52
Views: 1723

Re: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?

Anton D wrote:
October 4th, 2015, 12:07 pm
Just don't look.

Seriously.
Or you can go to the other extreme like Charlie Fu and assume that if anywhere in the USA has a high over 75 degrees, it’s not safe to ship.

[snort.gif]
by Chris Seiber
October 3rd, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6258

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

There is no such thing as a "Nazi wine" and imho the thread title in unnecessarily provocative. Exactly. A grape vine in the year 2019 bearing grapes, the variety of which was bred in the 1930s by some guy who was a Nazi, and the wine made from that grape vine, are not Nazi in any meaningful sense ...
by Chris Seiber
October 3rd, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2239

Re: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015

Funny, I got the email but just assumed it was yet another “we are shipping now” notice and didn’t even read it. I’ve opened two bottles of the 2014 and they’ve been wow wines, absolutely excellent, wines that I think almost any of us would like. So I’m pretty confident that if anyone disliked their...
by Chris Seiber
October 2nd, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Good Tuesday, Vol III: The MixTape (Billecart, Rayas, ESJ (x2), Kalin, Shafer-Frolich GG, Noble Wine)
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: TN: A Good Tuesday, Vol III: The MixTape (Billecart, Rayas, ESJ (x2), Kalin, Shafer-Frolich GG, Noble Wine)

Btw, a note on the Noble Wine Petit Manseng - the vineyard is technically in North Carolina, within a mile or so of the GA-NC border, in an AVA (Upper Hiawassee Highlands) which spans the two... and the winemaker is based in Georgia and produced the wine in Georgia. For Atlanta peeps, I first tried...
by Chris Seiber
October 2nd, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 34
Views: 2500

Re: Mountain Lions

Take some pictures and post them here. I'd love to see them.
by Chris Seiber
October 2nd, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Good Tuesday, Vol III: The MixTape (Billecart, Rayas, ESJ (x2), Kalin, Shafer-Frolich GG, Noble Wine)
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: TN: A Good Tuesday, Vol III: The MixTape (Billecart, Rayas, ESJ (x2), Kalin, Shafer-Frolich GG, Noble Wine)

Great lineup and great notes. It's been several years since I've had a Kalin chardonnay. They're a fun experience, though my recollection is they are pretty rich and off-dry, almost more like a dessert style wine, so not something for every occasion. But fun. I think maybe I liked their aged semillo...
by Chris Seiber
September 26th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6258

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

My grandparents were survivors of the Holocaust; their children, spouses, siblings and parents were not. Growing up, I was told by family members and teachers to boycott German products. Following the Holocaust, Germany paid reparations to survivors and today, Germany is a friend of Israel and seem...
by Chris Seiber
September 26th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: The future of wine: Very very dry
Replies: 13
Views: 939

Re: NYT: The future of wine: Very very dry

We should almost have a separate Climate Change board on Wine Berserkers by this point.

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