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by Mason H
August 2nd, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 85930

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Josh Grossman wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 9:24 am
Giving the Remy Massin Champagne Brut Millésimé a try. Good notes on CT and 2008.
Same.
by Mason H
July 11th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 85930

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Andrew A r n t f i e l d wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 11:57 am
Grabbed 3 bottles of the Mouzon-Leroux l'Ascendant and a couple of the magnums of the Philipponnat Cuvee 1522.
I got both as well. Those Mouzon-Leroux wines are killer!
by Mason H
July 1st, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 65
Views: 5292

Re: The wine you don't want

I had great luck selling a mix of collectable and not so collectible wines to Benchmark. They were very quick with everything from pickup to payment and paid a fair price. Feel free to PM me with your email address and I can intro you to my rep.

Mason
by Mason H
June 7th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This puts Spinal Tap to shame
Replies: 20
Views: 2000

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

It's the saddest of all scores.
by Mason H
May 22nd, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52954

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Howard Cooper wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 6:09 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 9:04 am
I’ve been underwhelmed by any Gaunoux I’ve bought.
The 1996s and 1999s I have had have been excellent, but I have also found a number of others underwhelming.
Similar for me. The '99 Beaune is killer. The rest not worth it.
by Mason H
May 9th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 14
Views: 1480

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

I popped one of these yesterday based on Jeremy's note. I had the '14 PYCM BB recently, and this was better. Time will tell which ends up ahead, but this tastes like P-M from a good producer.
by Mason H
April 30th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s

C Chen wrote:
April 28th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Lol! Do you plan on drinking these young or will you gamble with aging?
I don't think sitting on them is a gamble. I have various levels back to 2011 and every bottle I've opened has not only been perfect in terms of premox, it has tasted young.
by Mason H
April 19th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 747
Views: 47258

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Pascal Doquet Champagne ‘Horizon’ Blanc de Blancs Not into this wine. Feels fat and flabby on the palate. Not really interesting. What was the base year of this wine? I've had 3 bottles of the 2014 base and have loved it every time, and found it anything but flabby: high acid, not very sweet (5 ...
by Mason H
April 19th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 747
Views: 47258

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Pascal Doquet Champagne ‘Horizon’ Blanc de Blancs Not into this wine. Feels fat and flabby on the palate. Not really interesting. What was the base year of this wine? I've had 3 bottles of the 2014 base and have loved it every time, and found it anything but flabby: high acid, not very sweet (5 ...
by Mason H
April 8th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 85930

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Anyone had the Nathalie Falmet Brut?
by Mason H
March 28th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 120
Views: 13058

Re: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

Picked up 5 bottles of the '14 CR from Wine Library today for $38/bottle with free shipping. Seems like a steal. I tried to buy all 11 that were available, but 6 got sniped while I was checking out.
by Mason H
March 26th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wind Gap (synthetic) Corks
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Wind Gap (synthetic) Corks

I've loaded up on the Wind Gap Syrah and Pinot closeouts from Garagiste and others (5 or 6 cases worth) . It looks like starting in the 2015 vintage, they are bottled under a synthetic cork. Not a diam, but a plastic type. Does anyone have any insight about this technology? I know they were a major ...
by Mason H
March 21st, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3477
Views: 317355

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I requested 2 cases of the '16 Nellessen Syrah. I popped a bottle of the '15 already and it was delicious. If the '16 is even close, it's a screaming deal.
by Mason H
January 24th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)
Replies: 31
Views: 2468

Re: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)

I bought one to a blind tasting and everyone called it as white burgundy. There is a good bit of reduction on the nose, maybe a bit too much for my taste, but for the price, it's a screaming deal.
by Mason H
January 11th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 CdP
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: 2014 CdP

Agree on the Pegau.
by Mason H
December 11th, 2018, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up
Replies: 24
Views: 2759

Re: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up

newhere I've never had Schrader, but I plan on starting soon to try their wines. If anyone had to guess, how would you approach their wines? What I mean is, do I start with a specific year for all their wines or do I jump around and try to get their different wines in their best years? Is there a p...
by Mason H
December 4th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition
Replies: 78
Views: 6139

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition

2014 Louis Michel "Montmain" Chablis for $15.99 from Passion Vines. I bought 2 cases (in addition to the 2 I already had) and should have bought 10.
by Mason H
December 4th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)
Replies: 31
Views: 2468

Re: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi?

Indeed it is Sandhi per the COLA registry: https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonline/v ... 1001000456
by Mason H
December 4th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)
Replies: 31
Views: 2468

CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)

The description on this wine sure sounds like Sandhi. At $15.30 on case purchases, it's a steal if it is... _________________ Lot 699 is sourced from some of the best vineyards in the AVA, and comes to us from the cellars of one of the more famous names in the California wine and restaurant industry...
by Mason H
November 26th, 2018, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: TN: 2015 Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee

I had the 2013 at a restaurant pnp recently and loved it!
by Mason H
November 1st, 2018, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '15 PG Marine Sedimentary thoughts
Replies: 32
Views: 1679

Re: '15 PG Marine Sedimentary thoughts

On the '15 MS, I popped one when they arrived and think it has great potential that won't be realized for 5-8 years, maybe more. It seemed to have more of everything than the '14 Berserkers Cuvee, which I love. I'm sending mine away to rest for several years. I really appreciate these special wines ...
by Mason H
October 30th, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4498

Re: The Safest White Burgs

dbailey wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 7:07 am
Howard Cooper wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 4:13 am
If I want aged white Burgundy, I would buy aged white Burgundy from Ampeau (I bought 1993 Meursault Perrrieres in the last year or two) and not gamble on what will or will not be premoxed.
Ditto.
And what a wine it is!
by Mason H
October 1st, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charleston Offlineorama IV--27-30 Sept
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Charleston Offlineorama IV--27-30 Sept

Wow. How was that 01 Chave? I have a mag just begging to be opened. And the aged Ampeau meursault with black garlic risotto sounds heavenly. Some creative pairings too: salmon/barolo and foie gras/cdp? I repeat: Wow. The Ampeau pairing was killer. I'll add the '93 Colgin to Scott's notes on top win...
by Mason H
August 30th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3477
Views: 317355

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

There is a tempting "secret" Chardonnay deal up now. Trying not to pull the trigger because I only like a very specific style of Chardonnay. My style fits his description, but...
by Mason H
August 2nd, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Pegau réservée
Replies: 52
Views: 2057

2004 Pegau réservée

Thanks for sharing Dan. I've been through the better part of a case of the '11 and agree that it's a great wine for drinking now (and for 10+ years). Same with the '13, which seems to be a balanced early drinker.
by Mason H
June 26th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Ridge
Replies: 33
Views: 2130

PSA: Ridge

Wanted to say, I appreciate these PSAs. Unfortunately K&L doesn't ship to any of the three states where I can receive wine, but I have bought based on several "tips" Berserkers have posted. Keep it up! [cheers.gif]
by Mason H
June 22nd, 2018, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $30K a month on Wine? Insulting!
Replies: 19
Views: 2092

$30K a month on Wine? Insulting!

I'll be using this next time my wife tells me I spend too much on wine...
by Mason H
June 5th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3477
Views: 317355

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Thanks Darin. There is no Vinous score for that wine, so unless there was some error with Vinous entering scores (and Garagiste has access to unpublished scores), which seems unlikely, the text of the Garagiste email was flat out false. It may well be a good wine that is worth the modest price, but ...
by Mason H
June 1st, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3477
Views: 317355

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Hopefully Darin J can chime in with a pic of the actual bottle. If it's a 2013 BV Cabernet, it can only be one of the following based on the following comment: Either the WA or VM are somewhere in in the 92-95pt range, I cannot tell you which one but I can tell you the other is at least 90pts or hig...
by Mason H
May 25th, 2018, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3477
Views: 317355

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

About which BV Maestro.... it’s interesting. I cannot find this one for sale anywhere, so makes me think the post about different variants for Garagiste might be on to something. It’s this one here, which doesn’t have a “ranch” # or anything.. https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=2715945 In...
by Mason H
May 24th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3477
Views: 317355

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Darin J wrote:For those wondering, the recen mystery officers:

California Single Vineyard Pinot Noir: 2015 Wilde Farm Donnelly Creek

2013 Mystery Napa Valley Cab - BV Maestro
Thanks for the info! Which BV Maestro? I think they make several in that series.
by Mason H
May 24th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 120
Views: 13058

Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

I doubled down from Wine House, so I have 8 bottles now. I suppose I'll try one in 3-4 years and take it from there!
by Mason H
May 4th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 120
Views: 13058

Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

G. Shields wrote:
Mason H wrote:Looking forward to trying it for the first time in 10 years!
Good for you, but I don’t think you need to give this 10 years: 3-5 more years in bottle would be fine in my view. Cheers!
Even better. Thanks!
by Mason H
May 3rd, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 120
Views: 13058

Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

I bought the regular Cote-Rotie because on this thread. Looking forward to trying it for the first time in 10 years!
by Mason H
April 26th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3477
Views: 317355

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I requested 6 as well. My guess based on the description is Etude Oakville, which is from Vine Hill Ranch. The scores and description fit the bill, and I would be thrilled with it at that price.
by Mason H
April 13th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jean Collet & Fils Montée de Tonnerre 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 355

TN: Jean Collet & Fils Montée de Tonnerre 2014

I thought this wine was good, but the oak was a bit prominent. It's been around a year since I've had it. Has the oak started to integrate?
by Mason H
April 7th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili 1989
Replies: 21
Views: 550

Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili 1989

Agreed. I had an '89 Barbaresco recently that was excellent on PnP and fell off a bit after a couple of hours.
by Mason H
March 13th, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Ultra dry champagne
Replies: 35
Views: 2740

Best Ultra dry champagne

Veuve Fourny & Fils Champagne Brut Nature is really nice and reasonably priced.
by Mason H
February 19th, 2018, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Replies: 10
Views: 453

TN: 2014 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

This is such a fantastic wine - I've been through over a case and love it every time. If you can find it, the Vaulorent is even better! My fingers are crossed on premox. I had a 2007 Droin Les Clos recently that was in perfect shape. Small sample size. I think all of the '14s are bottled under Diam....
by Mason H
February 12th, 2018, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite AOC Chablis producer?
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Your favorite AOC Chablis producer?

R. Frankel wrote:Jean Collet. Romain has taken over from his father and is doing great work. While the AOC Chablis is lovely the 1ers are great QPR as well.

Still, Dauvissat is probably my favorite.
+1 on Collet. I prefer the basic Chablis over the 1ers (at least for the 2014s) - much less oak influence.
by Mason H
January 30th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind Tasting Ringers?
Replies: 23
Views: 1128

Blind Tasting Ringers?

90s Togni has been called Bordeaux at many a blind tasting.
by Mason H
January 27th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Saunter Wines Thomas Brown+Josh Clark+Howell Mt Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 58
Views: 3193

Saunter Wines - Thomas Brown+Josh Clark+Howell Mt Cabernet Sauvignon

Case order in. Thanks for the great deal. Look forward to trying these.
by Mason H
January 26th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Riverain - Thomas Brown Oakville Tench Vineyard Cabernet and Cardiac Hill Syrah!
Replies: 45
Views: 2702

Riverain - Thomas Brown Oakville Tench Vineyard Cabernet and Cardiac Hill Syrah!

6 bottles ordered! Killed all my '12s long ago and am sitting on the '13s. Look forward to this.
by Mason H
January 11th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Quilceda Creek?
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

2015 Quilceda Creek?

I was thinking about passing but when you put it in context of Napa the price isn't bad. Depends on what wines you're talking about. And for the style, Caymus is cheaper. QC tastes nothing like Caymus. I would characterize QC by massive extract and tannin with some heat and oak. Caymus is very soft...
by Mason H
January 9th, 2018, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 206
Views: 13413

What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?

I purchased the wireless tag system based on the recommendation of this thread. I set it up yesterday in under 30 minutes including configuring the alerts I wanted (cellar door open, high temperature alarm). So far I think it's the perfect solution. My next plan is to put one in my living room to co...
by Mason H
December 27th, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA 2014 Chablis Sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1501

PSA 2014 Chablis Sale

Bought two cases of this to add to the 18 bottles I already had along with 18 of the Vaillons. To my taste the 1ers from Michel are the following order from best to worst, with worst still being very nice. Forets, MdT (needs time), Vaillons, Montmains, Butteaux. They also show exactly as they shoul...
by Mason H
December 25th, 2017, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA 2014 Chablis Sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1501

PSA 2014 Chablis Sale

Bought two cases of this to add to the 18 bottles I already had along with 18 of the Vaillons. To my taste the 1ers from Michel are the following order from best to worst, with worst still being very nice. Forets, MdT (needs time), Vaillons, Montmains, Butteaux. They also show exactly as they should...
by Mason H
December 20th, 2017, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2678

Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017

Went through over a case each of 2014 Louis Michel Forets and 2014 Droin Vaillons. Droin was really good in 2014. A local wine shop still has a couple of cases of the villages Chablis and I've been tempted to buy them lately. That's a great wine too - probably better than most 1ers in lesser years.

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