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by jbray23
September 20th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 79
Views: 4977

Re: Cayuse is Live

windowmaker....
by jbray23
September 18th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16272
Views: 418220

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Surprised to see Surly has made its way to WA state distribution. Enjoying a Surly Todd the Axe Man on tap at the moment, with several 4 packs of that and Furious to take with me. Overpriced relative to the competition, but Axe Man isn't bad beer. Quick update: bar guy said this was a “one time thi...
by jbray23
August 28th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forman x Thorevilos
Replies: 23
Views: 2151

Re: Forman x Thorevilos

Sorry for not responding sooner.... To me, I’ve always felt these wines were the old gaurd, traditional Cabernet producers.. Forman Mayacamas Diamond creek Jordan Robert Mondavi Ridge Heitz Silver Oak Dalla Valle Corison Smith madrone Laurel Glen Dunn That’s off the top of my head.... Togni? Well, ...
by jbray23
August 28th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169504

Re: Official Costco Thread

Depends on the distributor they bought it from, although Costco can purchase large volumes in bulk, alcohol is the exception. It goes state to state... True that it goes state by state, but my wife used to sell to Costco and most, if not all, of their deals are negotiated based on Costco's self-def...
by jbray23
August 27th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169504

Re: Official Costco Thread

#471 had these on offer today. 2013 Adelaida [Barolo] $14.97 (also mentioned upthread by Brian) 2015 Louis Latour rouge [Mercurey] $19 2016 I'lot Haut Bergeron splits [Sauternes] $14 appears to be a separate vineyard, not a deuxieme vinified by the Haut Bergeron team. 2015 Fontodi 'Flaccianello' [T...
by jbray23
July 30th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Sold

Up for sale is a small vertical: ‘09, ‘10, ‘11, ‘12.. one bottle each....$500 takes them all. 2x ‘10 @$125 per 1x ‘10 mag!!!! $300 Typical rules apply, will hold for colder weather. Need to sell because wife is pissed.... Take everything and I’ll pay for shipping.... Lots of references, wines held i...
by jbray23
July 15th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 52
Views: 3082

Re: Wines of Etna

... The Ciro Biondi wines are another I would throw in the mix and when they are on they can be as good any wine from anywhere on Etna. Sure they can be a bit quirky, ... I've never found them to be 'quirky', but enjoy them for their red-fruited minerality. Just visited Etna a couple of months ago....
by jbray23
July 13th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3513
Views: 327936

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

Personally I would bet against Felsina, they sell through their vintages... remember, mystery wines are wines that people have to get rid of or larger production, I’m guessing San Felice
by jbray23
July 13th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Milbrandt Washington State Good QPR?
Replies: 19
Views: 1049

Re: Milbrandt Washington State Good QPR?

John Glas wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 9:41 am
Is Coors worth $6.99 per six pack?
That is an expensive six pack of Coors. I can get decant IPAs for $7.99 a six pack.
Not here in the NW, a decent IPA is around $10 for a 6er and about $15 for a 4pk that’s worth drinking.
by jbray23
July 10th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Milbrandt Washington State Good QPR?
Replies: 19
Views: 1049

Re: Milbrandt Washington State Good QPR?

Butch and his family are one of the largest vineyard owners in WA, including some of the best exposures in the State of Washington including Evergreen, an unbelievable white site that has over half the Ancient Lakes AVA. But what kris doesn’t do is answer your question.... Is Coors worth $6.99 per ...
by jbray23
June 8th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: ‘98 Dominique st. Emilion
Replies: 3
Views: 367

TN: ‘98 Dominique st. Emilion

Decanted for sediment and placed back in the bottle, started drinking about 3 hours later. I poured a little when I decanted to see where it was at, started off a bit old cupboard with musty aromas and a touch decay. Coming back to it 3-4 hours later the wine had freshened up, picking up mint with s...
by jbray23
April 20th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin 1997: ouch!
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Joseph Rory Charmes Chambertin 1997: ouch!

[winner.gif] I would never trust a ‘Rory’ wine, probably a bad fake!
by jbray23
March 30th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forman x Thorevilos
Replies: 23
Views: 2151

Re: Forman x Thorevilos

Sorry for not responding sooner....

To me, I’ve always felt these wines were the old gaurd, traditional Cabernet producers..

Forman
Mayacamas
Diamond creek
Jordan
Robert Mondavi
Ridge
Heitz
Silver Oak
Dalla Valle
Corison
Smith madrone
Laurel Glen
Dunn

That’s off the top of my head....
by jbray23
March 27th, 2019, 10:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forman x Thorevilos
Replies: 23
Views: 2151

Re: Forman x Thorevilos

I sell Forman so take what I say with a grain of salt.. Forman is not like it used to be but almost none of Napa is. The wines are a bit fuller and closer to drinkability then they used to be. The wine is certainly bigger but they are not huge by Napa standards. It's not my style of wine but certain...
by jbray23
March 27th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Latour 2009 Chambertin
Replies: 24
Views: 1588

Re: Louis Latour 2009 Chambertin

Alan,
Have you tried Bichot lately? The wines have substantially improved in the past couple of years as for the others, not so much..
by jbray23
March 16th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Domaine Gramenon Côtes du Rhône Cuvée A Pascal S. - Now Served Blind!
Replies: 22
Views: 1057

Re: TN: 1995 Domaine Gramenon Côtes du Rhône Cuvée A Pascal S. - Now Served Blind!

Question because I can't find the answer, do they still make the Ceps Centennaires? I bought a bottle of '00 in Paris years ago and really loved it but haven't been able to find another bottle state side since....
by jbray23
March 11th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Alfio Cavallotto
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Dinner with Alfio Cavallotto

I met Alfio and Giuseppe in 2002. What lovely, modest guys. I met Alfio's son (I didn't catch his name) here in NY last week, and he seems to carry the same genes. I'll say it since you can't: Terrific wines, too! (Nice to hear your take on the Giacosa. I have a couple of those stashed somewhere.) ...
by jbray23
March 11th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Alfio Cavallotto
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Dinner with Alfio Cavallotto

Yes, Spinasse, the auto correct on my new computer is driving me nuts, should have read it before posting.
by jbray23
March 11th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Alfio Cavallotto
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Dinner with Alfio Cavallotto

We have the great pleasure of representing The Cavallotto Families wines in the state of Washington, we had put together a consumer lunch today but we hung out and had a small dinner last night, just the three of us. We chose a small restaurant on Capital Hill, a neighborhood of Seattle, located dow...
by jbray23
February 25th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Argentina Wines to Try Before You Die
Replies: 35
Views: 2234

Re: Argentina Wines to Try Before You Die

Chacra
by jbray23
February 25th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BYOC Oregon Chardonnay/Taylor Shellfish throwdown
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: BYOC Oregon Chardonnay/Taylor Shellfish throwdown

Big Thanks to everyone that came, winemakers and Taylor Shellfish. Oysters were off the hook (as they always are) and The Chards were great up and down the range. The Bergstrom '12 was my surprise wine and the new releases from Walter Scott were stellar. Marcus's wines were really great as I've neve...
by jbray23
February 19th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 152
Views: 8462

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

It sucks that produttori now has a national importer, prices have increased while allocations have really tightened. There use to be a fairly healthy supply into seattle and you could find it everywhere, now top shops are being allocated mixed cases and singles on the mags... I would guess that has...
by jbray23
February 18th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 152
Views: 8462

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

It sucks that produttori now has a national importer, prices have increased while allocations have really tightened. There use to be a fairly healthy supply into seattle and you could find it everywhere, now top shops are being allocated mixed cases and singles on the mags...
by jbray23
February 10th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone familiar with Orin Swift's 8 Years in the Desert?
Replies: 59
Views: 6393

Re: Anyone familiar with Orin Swift's 8 Years in the Desert?

It’s funny that this brand is now around $39 retail.....year 2....
by jbray23
February 2nd, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)
Replies: 42
Views: 2680

Re: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)

Did you set up this tasting? J.christopher going up against martinelli? You probably can’t chose 2 completely different styles and vintages... I would say, depending on the drinkers that Oregon would come out on top, if this was a sweet fruit crowd, Cali wins.. No offense, but this is a crappy line ...
by jbray23
January 26th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 53
Views: 3016

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

One of the things not mentioned is that Palmer is a big import partner to the states...they deal with many more estates outside of Bordeaux and facilitate as a negotiant would. Their price is high because they control a big percentage of their wine imported to the states... Their expensive Bordeaux ...
by jbray23
January 22nd, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Government shutdown repercussions in the wine business
Replies: 41
Views: 1815

Re: Government shutdown repercussions in the wine business

Not my winery but a buyer I work with who owns a winery has a bunch of wine in tank and can’t bottle until approved... it’s his ‘driver’, so cash flow is at a standstill right now...
by jbray23
January 20th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donnhoff 2017 price question. *TN added*
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

Re: Donnhoff 2017 price question.

Was this at Paly’s House?
by jbray23
January 20th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm Such a Parker Score Wh__ (rhymes): 1946 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion (100 pts)
Replies: 32
Views: 2361

Re: I'm Such a Parker Score Wh__ (rhymes): 1946 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion (100 pts)

This wine is really delicious, did this come with the ‘try it tube’? They at one time would give you a tube with an ounce or two to try and see if you liked where it was at so you didn’t have to crack the whole bottle. A couple of years ago while at Classical’s office (they are the importer) they ha...
by jbray23
January 16th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walker Wine Company
Replies: 26
Views: 1880

Re: Walker Wine Company

I’m sure he’s a good guy and obviously comes recommended but I didn’t really appreciate the random email from someone I don’t know soliciting business... how did he get all of our emails? Email him and ask? Sure, I don’t want to be an old man ‘get off My lawn’ sort and honestly didn’t really think ...
by jbray23
January 16th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walker Wine Company
Replies: 26
Views: 1880

Re: Walker Wine Company

I’m sure he’s a good guy and obviously comes recommended but I didn’t really appreciate the random email from someone I don’t know soliciting business... how did he get all of our emails?
by jbray23
January 6th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's wrong with cherry-picking?
Replies: 95
Views: 3956

Re: What's wrong with cherry-picking?

If importers or retailers could cherrypick, do you think they would? Maybe. It wouldn't be much of a business model, you need to have a whole range of wines to make a business. I think it would make the whole wine economy highly volatile and not much of a sustainable business for anyone. When you g...
by jbray23
January 2nd, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Thierry Allemand Cornas Sans Soufre (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 16
Views: 1349

Re: TN: 2014 Thierry Allemand Cornas Sans Soufre (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

c fu wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 5:05 pm
Gerhard P. wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 12:29 pm
I´m curious if anybody has already tasted a Sans Soufre at age 12, 15 or older?
Just had a 2000 that was delicious and still very primary. Had the 2001 3 times in 2017 and that’s one of the best Syrahs I’ve ever had.
Amazing Syrah, wish I had a case of that 01’..
by jbray23
January 2nd, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!
Replies: 61
Views: 3521

Re: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!

I really don’t get the article, it seems like a soft advertisement vs. anything relevant. There’s no opinions being offered, no tasting notes only a brief slice of product info and a ‘I’m interested in your comments’... Is this a troll by as Asimov? No, it's part of a series, unless I am mistaken, ...
by jbray23
December 31st, 2018, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!
Replies: 61
Views: 3521

Re: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!

I really don’t get the article, it seems like a soft advertisement vs. anything relevant.

There’s no opinions being offered, no tasting notes only a brief slice of product info and a ‘I’m interested in your comments’...

Is this a troll by as Asimov?
by jbray23
December 30th, 2018, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Servin Chablis Massale VV
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: 2017 Servin Chablis Massale VV

Never will I buy a bottle of Servin again, spent a bit and bought GC from 07 on, nothing but premox...... dead to me
by jbray23
December 27th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dim Sum matching?
Replies: 97
Views: 2262

Re: Dim Sum matching?

YLee wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 12:35 pm
jbray23 wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Met up with some friends this past weekend at a dumpling house (so not an exact comparison) but an 03’ mag of Sauternes was amazing with everything...
May I ask which Sauternes?
Lafaurie peyraguey

The sweetness, salty and spicy all came together and had more than a couple of glasses...
by jbray23
December 27th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dim Sum matching?
Replies: 97
Views: 2262

Re: Dim Sum matching?

Met up with some friends this past weekend at a dumpling house (so not an exact comparison) but an 03’ mag of Sauternes was amazing with everything...
by jbray23
December 20th, 2018, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: FEDERAL INDICTMENT - Safe Harbour Wine Storage and Bill Holder – CRIMINAL
Replies: 140
Views: 26798

Re: Update: Safe Harbour Wine Storage and Bill Holder – CRIMINAL

If and when the FBI ever charges Bill Lamont Holder, people will be surprised at some of the retailers that were buying wine from him without asking any questions as to proof that the wines he was selling (millions of $$$) were indeed legitimate. He told one retailer that I know with 100% certainty...
by jbray23
December 19th, 2018, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 3368

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

Frank, I’ve made my impression known in another thread but the retailer should make you whole, in turn the wholesaler credits the retailer and importer credits the whole seller.. we have built in cost just for this instance, if the retailer you are dealing with can’t get credit from the whole seller...
by jbray23
December 19th, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 3368

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

Though I have not seen 'high end' sparkling under screw cap, I certainly have seen half bottles and splits of sparkling under screw cap. Wonder if Aussies use any on theirs - anyone know? Cheers. So screw cap can withstand the pressure, and when i open it, it won't go KABOOOOM? cool! i need to look...
by jbray23
December 12th, 2018, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1992 Beaux Freres Pinot Nior
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: 1992 Beaux Freres Pinot Nior

93 BF is my favorite. And they are doing fine as of two years ago for me. Beautiful wine. Thanks, Todd!!! Very excited to taste. I will report back. I will second what Todd said, 93’ is one of the best Oregon Pinot’s I’ve ever had. Sadly I went to a restaurant a couple of years ago that had a stash...
by jbray23
December 10th, 2018, 9:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16272
Views: 418220

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Thanks Scott! That was great! Loved that Floodland ToL! The Floodland Transmigration of Light was my BOTN. I would not pay the secondary market prices for it, but a damn good beer and I wish I’d bought more. All the beers were good, but my other fav beers of night were the Arizona Wilderness Peach ...
by jbray23
December 5th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don Perignon "vintage" without date?
Replies: 20
Views: 1122

Re: Don Perignon "vintage" without date?

Well if it’s Don, it’s probably fake!
by jbray23
December 1st, 2018, 11:53 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you control your alcohol intake?
Replies: 71
Views: 8402

Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

By driving. No, seriously. Instead of drinking junk whilst out, now drive and have a glass or two of something decent when I get in. Riaz, not sure if I follow your argumentation. Are you suggesting to drive and therefore limit the amount of drinks you consume? I think he’s saying only drink at hom...
by jbray23
November 30th, 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3399
Views: 184393

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Does anyone have experience with pinhook? Just started selling it and would like any feedback...

I sold high West a couple of years ago, since they sold the prices and availability on their higher end stuff have become ridiculous. I like mid summer, but at $100+ they’re just raking the public...
by jbray23
November 28th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 167
Views: 7499

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

Jürgen - I am not sure I get your point? One lone bottle of 2004 sold for a crazy price. BTW Klaus-Peter recently posted of photo of this wine and a positive of review of 2004s so that might have something do to with it. Keller might be the largest holding in my cellar and I think they are incredib...
by jbray23
November 27th, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 167
Views: 7499

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

Jürgen - I am not sure I get your point? One lone bottle of 2004 sold for a crazy price. BTW Klaus-Peter recently posted of photo of this wine and a positive of review of 2004s so that might have something do to with it. Keller might be the largest holding in my cellar and I think they are incredib...
by jbray23
November 15th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 8001

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

WS still moves the needle plenty, I sell Bedrock in Wa state and have had a ton of inquiries about a wine that was sold out 5 months ago....

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