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by Chris Seiber
June 23rd, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?

Oh, and in before lame “it’s Mexico you should only drink beer” scold.
by Chris Seiber
June 23rd, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?

What are the travel logistics of going there for the day or for the weekend?
by Chris Seiber
June 22nd, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1520

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

I really encourage people who haven't to engage with the craft cider community. What does that mean or entail? Not trying to challenge you or attack you, I’m just curious what you mean. Are these ciders you are referring to homemade or something? Or do you need some kind of special in to access the...
by Chris Seiber
June 22nd, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 40
Views: 2101

Re: The wine you don't want

Thanks everyone. Learning as you post. Honestly, I haven't gone to Commerce Corner because I am trying to maximize the return, and I'd feel like a heel doing that with (some of) you guys. Everyone sells at or just below market prices on CC. There isn’t any expectation you ought to sell at your cost...
by Chris Seiber
June 22nd, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 40
Views: 2101

Re: The wine you don't want

You'll get a variety of answers. If quantity, auction is by far the easiest. Think over 100 bottles. They will often pick up and ship free if the value is enough. If just scattered bottles of SQN one could probably work to find private buyer but that takes time. You're quite fortunate the wine you ...
by Chris Seiber
June 21st, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 40
Views: 2101

Re: The wine you don't want

You'll get a variety of answers. If quantity, auction is by far the easiest. Think over 100 bottles. They will often pick up and ship free if the value is enough. If just scattered bottles of SQN one could probably work to find private buyer but that takes time. This sounds right. Getting rid of a ...
by Chris Seiber
June 21st, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maxem Release
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Maxem Release

So, what is this? Anyone want to give some background?
by Chris Seiber
June 20th, 2019, 11:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 1608

Re: Yearly Budget

I have a vague sense in the back of my head about how much I can get away with spending before my marriage gets on seriously thin ice. That’s as close as I get to a budget.
by Chris Seiber
June 19th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Paul Sauer 1997 (South African premium Cabernet blend), Kanonkop
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: TN: Paul Sauer 1997 (South African premium Cabernet blend), Kanonkop

Now this smells like what you want twenty-plus year old Claret to smell like. Yes, it has all that cigar box, cedar wood, all that stuff, but it does not smell dusty or thin, it smells like you are going to have a good time with it. Indeed, there is something of the somewhat voluptuous tart, wearin...
by Chris Seiber
June 18th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni gets no love here
Replies: 38
Views: 1346

Re: Pisoni gets no love here

I talk about them, and I still buy them, vintage after vintage. I have since 2003. Like with several other producers here on the Board that have been doing it well for some time, they are part of the rhythm of people's cellars, their tastings, etc. Lots of things are not talked around here like the...
by Chris Seiber
June 18th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2348

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Robert Sand wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 9:49 am

If the question had been: are you drinking wine to get drunk, to get a slight buzz, to relax ... or because you like the taste/smell ...
that would have been an intelligent question.
That is the question. Do you have any thoughts on it?
by Chris Seiber
June 18th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2348

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

This is again one of these stupid questions - and also a lot of stupid answers. How many of you have ever tasted a zero alc wine? It is awful - at least for a real wine lover. There is in the near future no chance that any of this will be made that is drinking with pleasure and has interest for a l...
by Chris Seiber
June 17th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2348

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I do not smoke weed currently, but have in the distant past. I cannot see any reason to smoke weed if you don't want to get high. To me, the sensation of filling my lungs with hot smoke is not pleasurable. The buzz is (from memory). There is absolutely no comparison to wine and alcohol. Wine is, I ...
by Chris Seiber
June 16th, 2019, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2348

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Yeah, it depends on the question. If you mean actual nonalcoholic “wine,” then the minute sales of those products answers the question. But if you theoretically could have 89 Haut Brion, and the literal only difference is that you didn’t get your 6 servings of alcohol when you drank it, it’s worth j...
by Chris Seiber
June 16th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2348

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

If you could have the otherwise identical smell and taste, without alcohol (I know this isn’t possible, but if it were possible), I would love it, at least some of the time. Many of us may enjoy the buzz, but almost none of us WBers drink the wines we drink just to get a buzz. If you just cared abou...
by Chris Seiber
June 13th, 2019, 1:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: TN: 2017 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir

Sean_S wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 10:02 pm
After tasted and ranked I thought the results were rather surprising. I'll skip typing for all 9 wines but wanted to highlight a standout. My #1 of the night and the groups #2 was the 2017.
Why skip typing up the wines? At least give us some quick impressions. It’s your thread after all.
by Chris Seiber
June 11th, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1726

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Who would have thought the most acrimonious thread of the year would be about Georgian wine? I’m amazed you could get five replies to a thread on this topic.

Carry on.
by Chris Seiber
June 11th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: TN: 2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)

Sounds awesome. I love their pinots. They are like a living thing, and a true reflection of the site and the owner. If you ever get a chance to visit with Gideon there, I couldn't recommend it more highly, one of the best winery visits I've ever had.
by Chris Seiber
June 11th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1726

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

This is highly anecdotal, and is not intended to reflect a comprehensive overview of Georgian wine, but I'll throw it in the mix. In the winter of 08-09, we adopted my daughter (now 11) from Kazakhstan. We were in the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk for about two months in the dead of winter. The "best" win...
by Chris Seiber
June 11th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1727

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Is grilled octopus now the new trendy food. Seems like every place I go now has this on the menu. And I do enjoy it Yes, it’s sort of what seared ahi was 15 years ago, or what crispy Brussels sprouts were 10 years ago. I don’t mean that dismissively, though; I like all three things (when done well)...
by Chris Seiber
June 10th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change and Bordeaux
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Climate change and Bordeaux

Setting aside the global warming stuff, I think growers should be able to plant what they want in traditional wine regions. If you can make a good chardonnay or syrah somewhere in Bordeaux, you should be able to do so and not suffer any adverse repercussions (e.g. not allowed to put the region or th...
by Chris Seiber
June 10th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: a basement discovery
Replies: 19
Views: 1913

Re: a basement discovery

The way to create secondary market value is to claim they came from the basement of a very famous person. Maybe FDR or Douglas MacArthur lived in that house and was rumored to love Champagne? :)
by Chris Seiber
June 9th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '05 KB Garys', '07 Fogdog, `09 Drew Family Valenti
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: TN: '05 KB Garys', '07 Fogdog, `09 Drew Family Valenti

05 KB SVDs were pretty much peak bigness for CA Pinot. I think the appeal of those would have mostly been in their youth.

My latest shipment of KB has 14.1 ABV. It’s not Kutch by any means, but a big change from 15 years ago.
by Chris Seiber
June 8th, 2019, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No dosage champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1227

Re: No dosage champagne

lots of love here for Ployez-Jacquemart. We had a great visit there in 2018 and I love the wines and the d’Harbonville. I had a lovely 1999 d’Harbonville recently, excellent wine. Back to the OP, I think Champagne producers are finding ways to get the grapes ripe enough that dosage is needed less, ...
by Chris Seiber
June 7th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The End Of Days
Replies: 17
Views: 1022

Re: The End Of Days

I’ve never had that of course, but I’m guessing I’d like that more (dislike that less?) than the Belle Glos / Alto Mincayo type gloopmonsters.
by Chris Seiber
June 6th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3706

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Ed Gonzales wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 10:59 am
domaine serene out of oregon. it beat out drc multiple times
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by Chris Seiber
June 2nd, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of 2 1996 Cabs
Replies: 14
Views: 1285

Re: A Tale of 2 1996 Cabs

This raises an interesting question. On a number of threads, I have read people saying that Shafer Hillside Select is their favorite wine. Can a red wine from Cabernet be considered great if it holds up well but does not really evolve. Or do wines from California (and I want to keep this with Calif...
by Chris Seiber
May 28th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2877

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

None, cellar is full with ‘special bottles’ and new daily drinkers emerge at all times luckily I understand the statement you’re trying to make, but you’re still missing the question. Which of what you presently buy would be the latest to go due to price increases? Even if you’d give them up, or gi...
by Chris Seiber
May 27th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaving wine overnight versus aging
Replies: 37
Views: 1784

Re: Leaving wine overnight versus aging

While I generally agree that they aren’t the same, I don’t think there is zero correlation or overlap. I think a wine which will age better and longer (eg young Ridge MB or Dunn HM, young Barolo, young BDX) will usually benefit from extended aeration and hold up for extended time after the bottle is...
by Chris Seiber
May 26th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2009 Roederer Cristal
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: 2009 Roederer Cristal

Don’t kill Andrew for telling you about this, okay?
by Chris Seiber
May 24th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low carb diet effects on wine
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: Low carb diet effects on wine

I've been doing the Keto thing recently, with very little sugar in my diet. I opened a bottle of 2014 zin last night...the first sip was like an explosion of flavor I've never experienced before. It was like my taste buds were on steroids - completely changed from how I would typically experience a...
by Chris Seiber
May 24th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 3913

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

This is really a much more interesting question if you replace Napa with Northern California. Wines like Dehlinger, Mount Eden, Ridge, Big Basin, Cabot, Kathryn Kennedy, Clos Saron / Renaissance, A Rafanelli, Briceland, Arnot-Roberts, and many others. Actually, I'm still not sure it's that interesti...
by Chris Seiber
May 24th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3793

Re: Burgundy treachery

Brave post (no sarcasm). I'm interested to see where the thread goes. Just an unsolicited suggestion -- you might get better answers if you give some examples of the disappointing bottles you've had recently. Maybe Burg people can tell you if the bottles were too young or too old, bad vintages, shou...
by Chris Seiber
May 23rd, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 3913

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

is there a price point where Bdx doesn't own Napa? no jokes.. and i don't mean the $500+ category where u can argue if a scarecrow/harlan/screagle is better than a lafite/margaux.. but is there a level where Napa owns Bdx in terms of value these days? and i don't mean outlier. i mean generally spea...
by Chris Seiber
May 23rd, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 06 Billecart-Salmon "Cuvee Louis" Brut Blanc de Blancs
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: 06 Billecart-Salmon "Cuvee Louis" Brut Blanc de Blancs

I haven’t had that one. The times I’ve splurged for premium B-S bottles (Nicolas Francois and especially Elisabeth Salmon), they’ve been mind blowingly awesome, though.
by Chris Seiber
May 23rd, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Matthiasson Chardonnay Linda Vista Vineyard Napa
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: TN: 2016 Matthiasson Chardonnay Linda Vista Vineyard Napa

Excellent wine and QPR for fans like us of that style.

You can find this on some top wine lists. It’s a great value in wine list buying too.
by Chris Seiber
May 23rd, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 3913

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

While I don’t really feel the need to bludgeon Napa with it, Bordeaux has killer QPR in good vintages, once you get out of the collector / speculator / trophy categories.

There is so much (deservedly) 90+ point Bordeaux for under $30 and even under $20 in good vintages.
by Chris Seiber
May 23rd, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winehunting ... EMH
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: Winehunting ... EMH

I grabbed a couple of bottles of the 14 Special Selection. Merrill, when you would suggest drinking those kitties?
by Chris Seiber
May 22nd, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

SC Mountain Chard is a leaner style than say Russian River or Napa, but they are still a poster child of new world fruitier versions of Chardonnay in comparison to mineral driven, higher acid Chablis . Perhaps Oregon/Washington would be closer stylistically than SC Mountains. I don't know if you me...
by Chris Seiber
May 21st, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

Maybe the right thing to say is that SCM Chardonnay is a good place to look if you dig Chablis and are open to trying new world whites. And that Chablis is a good place to look if you dig SCM Chardonnay and are open to trying French whites.
by Chris Seiber
May 21st, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So this premox thing is real?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1141

Re: So this premox thing is real?!

It is not just white Burgundy. Any wine sealed with a cork is susceptible to tca (obviously) and oxidation (white and red). I was speaking to a well-regarded Barossa winemaker yesterday. He switched to screwcap in 2001. When opening any bottles of red prior to 2001 it is a crapshoot, with him havin...
by Chris Seiber
May 20th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So this premox thing is real?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1141

Re: So this premox thing is real?!

It would be difficult to exaggerate or to overstate the issue of premox in white Burgundy.
by Chris Seiber
May 18th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin

Did it trend better or worse with time out of the bottle?
by Chris Seiber
May 15th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Liparita V Cabernet-$20 ‘Solid’.
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: TN: 2014 Liparita V Cabernet-$20 ‘Solid’.

Wow, Barry is a market mover now. Someone goes and orders two cases just based on one tasting note from him. I will say, this wine does get priced at $45-65 from legitimate internet retailers. So it's not one of those "pretend the original price was high so the price seems like a bargain" deals you ...
by Chris Seiber
May 15th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1507

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

Would you give up wine or TV? To clarify: By TV, I mean any viewing of TV, whether news, sports, programming, watching streaming content, watching DVDs, anything. The ban would include when you're out in commercial establishments or at someone else's house. But it wouldn't mean that you can't be at ...
by Chris Seiber
May 15th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Yellow Tail Sweet Red Roo (Australia, South Eastern)
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: TN: NV Yellow Tail Sweet Red Roo (Australia, South Eastern)

Sounds like you got an off bottle or mishandled it. Was it travel shocked? Improperly stored? Did you not have time to decant it? Maybe not paired with the proper foods? What kind of stemware? Root day? Was it served blind, or did you allow label bias to affect your score? Maybe Ray Walker is consu...
by Chris Seiber
May 15th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Odoul-Coquard my favourite emerging Burgundy producer
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: Domaine Odoul-Coquard my favourite emerging Burgundy producer

I thought Domaine O’Doul made nonalcoholic wines.
by Chris Seiber
May 15th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Yellow Tail Sweet Red Roo (Australia, South Eastern)
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: TN: NV Yellow Tail Sweet Red Roo (Australia, South Eastern)

Sounds like you got an off bottle or mishandled it. Was it travel shocked? Improperly stored? Did you not have time to decant it? Maybe not paired with the proper foods? What kind of stemware? Root day? Was it served blind, or did you allow label bias to affect your score?
by Chris Seiber
May 14th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2052

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

Viet Ly wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Chris Seiber wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm

Costco, Whole Foods, Vons, and Other Places to Buy Expensive Wines Where Your Spouse Won't Notice on the Credit Card Statement
Guilty [wow.gif]. Also guilty of expecting you to have a full beard when we first met [wow.gif]
I had a strong suspicion you'd be Vietnamese, though.

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