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by Blake Brown
January 26th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 968
Views: 64923

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV HENRI GIRAUD SPRIT BRUT ROSE- 70% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay; from a bottle purchased over 6 years ago, this was as lively as its copper red color; it had an abundance of strawberry and red cherry with accents of clove and spice; the mousse was rich and creamy in this full bodied beauty which had...
by Blake Brown
January 26th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Burt Williams tribute with wines from 3 family members and others he also mentored
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Another Burt Williams tribute with wines from 3 family members and others he also mentored

Burt Williams family {and extended family} wine night: Roelanda and I joined another couple and Burt`s daughter, Katie, to enjoy a fun evening with dinner at the Williams` Santa Barbara home. Although it was not specifically intended to be, it turned out to be another special remembrance of Burt. Th...
by Blake Brown
January 25th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 12`Cristal,08`Bollie GA,95` Taittinger CdC,4 whjte Burgs,Pavie,Redigaffi,Clos Rougeard,La Macchiole lots more
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: 12`Cristal,08`Bollie GA,95` Taittinger CdC,4 whjte Burgs,Pavie,Redigaffi,Clos Rougeard,La Macchiole lots more

etomasi wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Great, now this is gonna make me go buy another 6-pack of the '08 Bollinger GA
It was brought by a wine shop owner and I placed an ordered on the spot.
by Blake Brown
January 25th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 12`Cristal,08`Bollie GA,95` Taittinger CdC,4 whjte Burgs,Pavie,Redigaffi,Clos Rougeard,La Macchiole lots more
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: 12`Cristal,08`Bollie GA,95` Taittinger CdC,4 whjte Burgs,Pavie,Redigaffi,Clos Rougeard,La Macchiole lots more

The 08 bollinger is fab. Why put champagnes away for 20 years to be ready when you can enjoy it now. My thought exactly. I still try to get behind the "aged" champagnes, but just haven't found any consistent samplings to suggest to wait 20-30+ years or more. Meanwhile, I continue to enjoy many "you...
by Blake Brown
January 25th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 12`Cristal,08`Bollie GA,95` Taittinger CdC,4 whjte Burgs,Pavie,Redigaffi,Clos Rougeard,La Macchiole lots more
Replies: 4
Views: 286

12`Cristal,08`Bollie GA,95` Taittinger CdC,4 whjte Burgs,Pavie,Redigaffi,Clos Rougeard,La Macchiole lots more

Our dinner group enjoyed a robust and lively outing in the private back dining room of one of our favorite restaurants, Olio e Limone. Our wine theme was the usual champagne and white Burgundy plus world class Merlot and Cabernet Franc. As it turned out, we had world class champagne and white Burgun...
by Blake Brown
January 24th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 20
Views: 894

Re: 2012 Cristal

AD Northup wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 10:13 am
Blake Brown wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 10:11 am
AD Northup wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 9:04 am
PSA: FWGS just put the 2007 Cristal rose on clearance at $375.99 which looks like a good deal per WS
Please clarify who FWGS is.
PA state store (Fine Wine and Good Spirits)
Thanks. Never heard of them and don't even know if I can buy from them out of state, but will check it out.
by Blake Brown
January 24th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 20
Views: 894

Re: 2012 Cristal

AD Northup wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 9:04 am
PSA: FWGS just put the 2007 Cristal rose on clearance at $375.99 which looks like a good deal per WS
Please clarify who FWGS is.
by Blake Brown
January 24th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 20
Views: 894

Re: 2012 Cristal

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 6:55 am
Good on pop and pour or after some air time? I had it at a champagne bar from a fresh bottle.
Both. Better with time, but great out of the gate.
by Blake Brown
January 24th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 968
Views: 64923

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1995 TAITTINGER COMTES DE CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANC- the champagne of the vintage IMHO and better than the 96` for many years until more recently when the latter really came around and is shining brightly now; I’ve drunk all of my stash up, but one of our members brought this and I could have kissed...
by Blake Brown
January 24th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 968
Views: 64923

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I guess I should also add the other champagnes we had at the dinner I alluded to with the 12` Cristal with complete TNs in a separate thread forthcoming: 2008 BOLLINGER LA GRANDE ANNEE BRUT- 71% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay from 18 crus, mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger an...
by Blake Brown
January 24th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 20
Views: 894

Re: 2012 Cristal

I thought the 04 was very tight when I had it in December. I've had 2 in the last few months and both were really good. beyond sort of. BTW, I purposely left out the 08` above as the 3 bottles I've tried were very closed and shut ungiving, but unlike the 12`, they possessed a very obvious amount of...
by Blake Brown
January 23rd, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 20
Views: 894

Re: 2012 Cristal

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 5:50 pm
I have a few of these but am definitely holding for awhile. 09 is the one to drink now.
Completely agree and the 07`, 06`, 04` 02` and ..... are good and sort of ready too.
by Blake Brown
January 23rd, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 968
Views: 64923

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Frank Murray III wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 5:56 pm
Thanks BB. I've yet to taste the 2012 Cristal but I'm going to fix that soon, I promise you. Thanks for the note and your impressions, buddy.
You're one of the folks I thought about when I posted it Brother Frank.
by Blake Brown
January 23rd, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 20
Views: 894

Re: 2012 Cristal

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 5:45 pm
Was this note for the cristal or the brut?
WOW! How did i do that? It's the Cristal- thanks for the heads up.
by Blake Brown
January 23rd, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 968
Views: 64923

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Although I just posted this separately, I'm placing here as well for those who might miss it: 2012 LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL- I just picked up 3 of 6 bottles I’ve ordered and was too curious to see what the potential was for this youngster so, here is the first trial; I guess I should have waited, but ...
by Blake Brown
January 23rd, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 20
Views: 894

2012 Cristal

In oder to give others some notice of this recent release, I pulled out my notes on this from those being prepared for a great dinner a few days ago. As stated, it's just too early to open it, but there will come a time when it shall be cherished. 2012 LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL- I just picked up 3 of 6...
by Blake Brown
January 23rd, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli

Closed at $255 a bottle. That is crazy. I wander if this is going to be the new pricing on Burt Williams wines or if it’s just a weird one off or short time thing. Obviously, his passing has upped the ante and the wines have more prestige I guess, at least to certain buyers. I`m happy I`ve stocked ...
by Blake Brown
January 21st, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 968
Views: 64923

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Last night, a beautiful 2004 Taittinger Comte BdB that didn’t quite reach the stunning performance of my last bottle. Bottle variation was less likely than palate variation, IMHO. Tonight, a gorgeous 1998 Vilmart Grand Cellier d’Or. This was my third of four bottles, all bought on auction around fi...
by Blake Brown
January 18th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Grands Charrons
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: TN: 2009 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Grands Charrons

It's that "something mildly exotic" that really makes it "a lot bit good" Jeremy. Always love your notes. Cheers
by Blake Brown
January 18th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 968
Views: 64923

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV POL ROGER RESERVE BRUT- made from a blend of equal parts of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay from 30 different crus; 25% reserve wines are used to produce this cuvée: I'd almost forgot how special the entry level champagne from this house is as it's been awhile; it was crisp and refreshin...
by Blake Brown
January 18th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine to Burt Williams: 94` Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Another tribute wine to Burt Williams: 94` Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir

The opportunity to extend the celebration of life for dear friend, Burt Williams, continues especially when his daughters visit Santa Barbara which has happened for each since he passed in mid December. As I did with Burt, I have treasured the moment of opening up some of his wines from my cellar wi...
by Blake Brown
January 17th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams Appreciation Dinner Chicago Thu Jan 23
Replies: 32
Views: 1195

Re: Burt Williams Appreciation Dinner Chicago Thu Jan 23 (One space available)

69DFA013-33C1-400B-BEDF-613E353BDBE0.jpegPulled the wines from storage this afternoon . All look in good shape. A couple of slightly lower ullages on the 93s, but overall good fills and mostly spinning capsules. I swapped the Rochioli for 1993 so we have to 3 bottle vintage flights. Note: 1 seat st...
by Blake Brown
January 17th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more

Blake, Bernie decanted his Richebourg before coming to the luncheon; I think that was the only one that got decanted, and some of the others did have a bit too much sediment, I felt. With respect to the Doms, I can see both points of view. I loved the '08 (second time of trying that wine in as many...
by Blake Brown
January 16th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 968
Views: 64923

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

The WOTN at a recent dinner: 2007 TAITTINGER COMTES de CHAMPAGNE BRUT ROSE- I drink a lot of rose champagne and sometimes forget what it’s like to drink a ROSE and this one served to remind me of how special they can be; I bought 3 of this one with the understanding they were 06`, but the wine shop ...
by Blake Brown
January 16th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 968
Views: 64923

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Bubbly at a luncheon: 2000 MOET & CHANDON DOM PERIGNON- 100% Grand & Premier Cru, 51% Chardonnay, 49% Pinot Noir; aged 7 years on the lees; disgorged July 2008; dosage: 6 g/l; this is the 5th bottle of a 6 pack I bought when first released and it was just a bit oxidized most noticeable in the nose a...
by Blake Brown
January 15th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli

Thanks Blake. I didn’t realize they also got East Block. So the East Block went into the appellation wines? Russian River and Sonoma County? Correct. As an example, I had the 86` Sonoma County recently and it was comprised of a lot of Summa with some East Block and Allen. Note the Summa and Allen. ...
by Blake Brown
January 15th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more

I just had an after thought about the 2000 and 2008 Dom Perignon. Some of my friends and some on this board have encouraged me {this is saying it nicely} to learn to appreciate "older" champagnes which as I understand it from their posts translates currently into those from the 60s and older. In the...
by Blake Brown
January 15th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more

mark rudner wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 12:28 pm
nice to see an '04 show so well
beautiful lunch [cheers.gif]
Agree on both remarks. I'm very fortunate to have not only this but 2 other wine groups that are comprised of very generous and wine passionate folks.
by Blake Brown
January 15th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli

Clayton Wai-Poi wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 11:29 am
I’m sure I’ve read it somewhere but can’t remember where... was the Williams Selyem Rochioli vineyard designate all West Block?
Yes. it was all West Block and River Block was all from River Block. The East Block was used for blending.
by Blake Brown
January 14th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more

Michael S. Monie wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 11:48 am
Blake,

No perceivable greenness with the 2004 Faiveley?
None whatsoever. It rocked! Thankfully
by Blake Brown
January 14th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more

As I often do, I so enjoyed reading your report, Blake. Lots of joy that the 04 Faiveley performed so well. I have about 3 halves of that 01 Sud left and am trying like the dickens to hold off (one of them is slated for WineFest in July), but reading notes like this doesn't make it any easier! Any ...
by Blake Brown
January 14th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more

David K o l i n wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 9:59 am
My kind of lunch.
That's kind of my usual remark to posts like this a well David.
by Blake Brown
January 14th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more

Menu pics: First Course Shrimp tomato gazpacho 7D87A4DE-FED6-4A18-989B-D12A91074B54_4_5005_c.jpeg Second Course Hawaiian Dungeness crab cake with tropical coleslaw and coconut curry E546E019-2AB4-4ED8-B6BA-92060BCB2D73_4_5005_c.jpeg Third Course Scallop served with butternut squash puree 5CCFBFD3-78...
by Blake Brown
January 14th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Lunch with 00` and 08` Dom, 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli, 12 red Burgundy with many gems and more

Our lunch group had its first 2020 luncheon at our usual venue, The Santa Barbara Club, and enjoyed one of our best ever IMHO. 81C33B8C-F86C-402F-80E2-BBFF25E2F5D2_4_5005_c.jpeg Our wine theme was champagne and red Burgundy. Since one of Burt Williams` daughter was my guest, I took one of Burt`s bes...
by Blake Brown
January 12th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli

“ Burt always favored his 88` and 91` Rochioli as being among his best which also included 91` Summa” I have one bottle of the 91 WS Rochioli left, having had the last one a few years ago...and man, was it beautiful then. Your post triggered me to search my inventory to see just what I have left in...
by Blake Brown
January 12th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli

“ Burt always favored his 88` and 91` Rochioli as being among his best which also included 91` Summa” I have one bottle of the 91 WS Rochioli left, having had the last one a few years ago...and man, was it beautiful then. Your post triggered me to search my inventory to see just what I have left in...
by Blake Brown
January 12th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli

The subject of the 97 Rochioli reminds me of another wine I see written up from time to time: 75 Clos du Val Zinfandel. Neither wine was especially raved about at the time but each has turned out to be a masterpiece. In Bordeaux there are wines of the vintage/decade/century etc that are acclaimed a...
by Blake Brown
January 12th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli

William, I do believe he would be proud of it. Most of the ones I've had were shared with him, either from my cellar or his, but if they came from his, they were in mags. He and I would be having a conversation about how this wine has evolved and what were all of the contributing factors to its evo...
by Blake Brown
January 11th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli

The description makes me think Burt would have appreciated this showing! William, I do believe he would be proud of it. Most of the ones I've had were shared with him, either from my cellar or his, but if they came from his, they were in mags. He and I would be having a conversation about how this ...
by Blake Brown
January 11th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli

I pulled this out of notes currently being prepared regarding a recent spectacular champagne/ red Burgundy luncheon. The wine was so good that it merits a separate thread as well as being an additional tribute to Burt who passed last month and also in this case, to one of his daughters, Katie, who w...
by Blake Brown
January 9th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger CdC Rose, 2 fab white Burgs, 3 fab Brunellos and 3 fab Super Tuscans incl Fontodi Flaccianello and Ornellaia
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Taittinger CdC Rose, 2 fab white Burgs, 3 fab Brunellos and 3 fab Super Tuscans incl Fontodi Flaccianello and Ornellaia

Our dinner group had its first outing in 2020 as we dined at Convivo Restaurant on the beach. Our wine theme was champagne, white Burgundy and Super Tuscans/ Brunellos. As usual, we ordered a plethora of appetizers and at this place they were quite appetizing with tasty dishes and sauces galore. We ...
by Blake Brown
January 7th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 173
Views: 16359

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

RyanC wrote:
January 7th, 2020, 11:51 am
FYI: Grand Vin just sent an email blast offering $139.99 for purchases of at least 6 btls


Dom @ $144.97/ 6 pack @ $139.99/ mags @ $839.94

And the Lenny Kravitz edition also included @ $156.39/ 6 pack @ $149.99/ mags @ 899.94
by Blake Brown
January 7th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYE: great food, wine and friends with lots of champagne and 02` Taittinger CdC in magnum the star
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: NYE: great food, wine and friends with lots of champagne and 02` Taittinger CdC in magnum the star

A worthy celebration to bring in the new year, wonderfully described as always. That MDR Pinot sounds very interesting. The TN is enhanced by the nostalgic thumbnail of the wine’s history. Thanks David. I thought the MDR was worthy of a separate thread which I did the day before posting this one. T...
by Blake Brown
January 6th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 2845

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

Yes, if I drink too much Bourbon, I buy more wine.
by Blake Brown
January 6th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYE: great food, wine and friends with lots of champagne and 02` Taittinger CdC in magnum the star
Replies: 2
Views: 357

NYE: great food, wine and friends with lots of champagne and 02` Taittinger CdC in magnum the star

A good friend who has become the party hosting animal of the last decade put on another stellar one, this time on New Years Eve. Thirteen of us shared in a coordinated pot luck dinner with our gracious host contributing a magnificent rack of lamb, fantastic appetizers and lots more to accompany the ...
by Blake Brown
January 6th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burt Williams last Pinot: 09` Morning Dew Ranch Jan`s Cuvee
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Burt Williams last Pinot: 09` Morning Dew Ranch Jan`s Cuvee

ncostanzo1 wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Any idea(s) what the case production were on some of the MDR wines? Have always wanted to find a bottle out there. Thanks for the notes Blake. Cheers!
Burt released about 200 cases each year for his wines.
by Blake Brown
January 5th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burt Williams last Pinot: 09` Morning Dew Ranch Jan`s Cuvee
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Burt Williams last Pinot: 09` Morning Dew Ranch Jan`s Cuvee

Although this was one of many wines tasted on NYE {notes forthcoming}, it merits getting a solo post as it was stupendous: 2009 MORNING DEW RANCH JAN`S CUVEE ANDERSON VALLEY PINOT NOIR- 13.6% abv; this is the 2nd and last vintage of Burt Williams` MDR Pinots and is the only wine named after his firs...
by Blake Brown
January 5th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne TNs from NYE: Krug, Vilmart, Comtes Rose, Laherte-Freres, Bouchard
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Champagne TNs from NYE: Krug, Vilmart, Comtes Rose, Laherte-Freres, Bouchard

While an unabashed Comtes fan I almost always prefer the BdeB to the Rose and since the latter is more expensive I don't buy it. The one exception was the 2004 which I liked even more than the already spectacular BdeB. Me too although I bought 3 bottles of the 07` Rose for some reason and haven't h...
by Blake Brown
January 3rd, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 55
Views: 1710

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

A Seven Lions from his late son also Not easy to find any Seven Lions. Few made and most have been consumed. I have none but would grab any if available. Most of the ones I drank were when Burt opened one. I'm seeing both his daughters soon and will inquire if they have any. Blake I have the wines ...
by Blake Brown
January 3rd, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 55
Views: 1710

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

Yes I might bring a Morning Dew from him and one from his daughter (Brogan "My Father's Vineyard") from 2008. you're on it George- should be a great night A Seven Lions from his late son also Not easy to find any Seven Lions. Few made and most have been consumed. I have none but would grab any if a...

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