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by Pat Burton
March 5th, 2013, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Parker 2010 Bordeaux Scores
Replies: 108
Views: 5615

Re: Parker 2010 Bordeaux Scores

Tom Lee wrote: What did RMP score the Leoville Barton?
96+
by Pat Burton
February 28th, 2013, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Parker 2010 Bordeaux Scores
Replies: 108
Views: 5615

Re: Parker 2010 Bordeaux Scores

Well it isn't dead nor buried for me. I continue to enjoy bordeaux and am curious to see how some of the mid-level wines (those I can actually afford) do.
by Pat Burton
February 24th, 2013, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers you are currently boycotting?
Replies: 561
Views: 35351

Re: Producers you are currently boycotting?

Whitehall Lane We were there on our honeymoon for a scheduled tasting appt. at about 3:00 p.m. It being afternoon, and us having been tasting since 10:00 a.m., we were tipsy but by no means intoxicated. And we had hired a drive for safety reasons. So we're having a great time with another couple in...
by Pat Burton
February 24th, 2013, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wedding & Birth Year Wines.......
Replies: 34
Views: 1036

Re: Wedding & Birth Year Wines.......

We just got married last year...does anyone know if 2012 was a good vintage, anywhere? I've heard it was terrible for Bordeaux. And both of us were born in 1973, which I'm told is not a great year either. But I'm certainly open to suggestions! I think you might find 2012 solid for napa and sonoma c...
by Pat Burton
February 23rd, 2013, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most pretentious tasting note descriptor ever?
Replies: 40
Views: 3937

Re: Most pretentious tasting note descriptor ever?

Roberto Rogness wrote:Xavier, here you go: http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vie ... r#p1090602
I wish I had not clicked on that link. I'll refrain from commenting further.
by Pat Burton
February 23rd, 2013, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wedding & Birth Year Wines.......
Replies: 34
Views: 1036

Re: Wedding & Birth Year Wines.......

married in 05 and picked up a bunch from the year. i'll probably backfill on bordeaux once 2010 hits the shelves.
by Pat Burton
February 21st, 2013, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Emilion classification attacked
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: St. Emilion classification attacked

And in the end, the market decides what is the flavor of the month, or a longstanding value... This is quite true. Angelus and Pavie were selling just fine at their ever increasing release prices without the Classe A status. The market will determine whether their prices can continue to climb, not ...
by Pat Burton
February 21st, 2013, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help choosing between a couple of wines for a B Day..
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Need help choosing between a couple of wines for a B Day..

I have heard really good things about 89 Meyney recently.
by Pat Burton
February 20th, 2013, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just another rainy day and the SQN post card!
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Just another rainy day and the SQN post card!

Joe B wrote:So i have at least six years to go on this one?
Probably. It depends how many people in front of you will actually buy the wine when they get the offer. As the price increases, the % of people buying should (theoretically) decline...
by Pat Burton
February 19th, 2013, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Over searched, over whelmed, seeking help!
Replies: 21
Views: 2445

Re: Over searched, over whelmed, seeking help!

I agree with Peter on the glasses. Pick something affordable and begin there. Over time you may get curious and pick up a variety specific glass for something you really enjoy (pinot glasses, for example, are quite different in shape than syrah or bordeaux). I use the Reidel vinum bordeaux glasses t...
by Pat Burton
February 17th, 2013, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Birth Year Bordeaux
Replies: 16
Views: 798

Re: 2009 Birth Year Bordeaux

+1 on the Gruaud. Your original list looks good.
by Pat Burton
February 12th, 2013, 5:19 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IV (January 27, 2013)
Topic: Sojourn Cellars - $50 credit and free shipping, and more!
Replies: 93
Views: 13112

Re: Sojourn Cellars - $50 credit and free shipping, and more!

anyone else receive their original mailer order without the updates from BD?
by Pat Burton
February 3rd, 2013, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zepaltas Winter 13 Release
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Zepaltas Winter 13 Release

Ryan makes some great wines. I'm trying to decide what my budget will allow...
by Pat Burton
January 29th, 2013, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Spring Release
Replies: 24
Views: 1903

Re: Williams Selyem Spring Release

I'll be passing for the third consecutive time, which I expect will get me dropped from the list. meh.
by Pat Burton
January 28th, 2013, 6:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IV (January 27, 2013)
Topic: Sojourn Cellars - $50 credit and free shipping, and more!
Replies: 93
Views: 13112

Re: Sojourn Cellars - $50 credit and free shipping, and more!

Just heard from Craig- talk about a standup guy!
by Pat Burton
January 28th, 2013, 9:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IV (January 27, 2013)
Topic: Berserker Day IV - Final Thoughts
Replies: 93
Views: 9171

Re: Berserker Day IV - Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed the day and found it fun to watch all of the offering pop up unexpectedly. One thing I found difficult was seeing all the offers - as the threads move around from posting, it can get hard to see the newest offers (something I also struggled with last year). Perhaps the offer threads...
by Pat Burton
January 27th, 2013, 3:46 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IV (January 27, 2013)
Topic: Stefania Wine - discounts up to 50% off!! (AND free shipping!)
Replies: 16
Views: 2542

Re: Stefania Wine - discounts up to 50% off!! (AND free shipping!)

I just put in an order for the Chard but I had to use my in-laws in Missouri. If you can ship to Indiana, please let me know as that would be easier.
by Pat Burton
January 27th, 2013, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A tasting with Jean Bernard Grenie of Chateau Angelus
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: TN: A tasting with Jean Bernard Grenie of Chateau Angelus

I agree that it was surprising. I also found it odd to be in a position of openly disagreeing with him on this matter.
by Pat Burton
January 27th, 2013, 1:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IV (January 27, 2013)
Topic: You never thought you'd see d'Yquem on BerserkerDay? You were WRONG!
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: You never thought you'd see d'Yquem on BerserkerDay? You were WRONG!

fwiw, I'm familiar with this retailer. These wines have been stored properly since their arrival. Most are still in unopened OWCs.
by Pat Burton
January 27th, 2013, 12:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IV (January 27, 2013)
Topic: Sojourn Cellars - $50 credit and free shipping, and more!
Replies: 93
Views: 13112

Re: Sojourn Cellars - $50 credit and free shipping, and more!

Hopefully we hear from Craig before anything sells out...
by Pat Burton
January 27th, 2013, 12:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IV (January 27, 2013)
Topic: Cases of Rascal Pinot Noir/Pinot Gris - 75 Bucks!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2684

Re: Cases of Rascal Pinot Noir/Pinot Gris - 75 Bucks!!!

Linda Lindsay wrote:Pat, what state are you in ? Bob - I always have a secret stash to share with you
Are we having fun yet ?
Indiana
by Pat Burton
January 27th, 2013, 11:01 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IV (January 27, 2013)
Topic: Cases of Rascal Pinot Noir/Pinot Gris - 75 Bucks!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2684

Re: Cases of Rascal Pinot Noir/Pinot Gris - 75 Bucks!!!

any idea on approximate shipping cost?
by Pat Burton
January 27th, 2013, 10:58 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IV (January 27, 2013)
Topic: Sojourn Cellars - $50 credit and free shipping, and more!
Replies: 93
Views: 13112

Re: Sojourn Cellars - $50 credit and free shipping, and more!

I'm a bit confused here - is the credit and free shipping applied after placing the order? It isn't showing up in my cart.
by Pat Burton
January 27th, 2013, 8:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IV (January 27, 2013)
Topic: When do the offers start? (Somebody wake Todd up!)
Replies: 14
Views: 1995

Re: When do the offers start? (Somebody wake Todd up!)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Pat Burton wrote:I thought Todd said noon- not sure if that was EST or PST.
Some people are even slower than me!

[snort.gif]

(Pat, three deals are already posted!)
yep, I'm an idiot...
by Pat Burton
January 27th, 2013, 8:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IV (January 27, 2013)
Topic: When do the offers start? (Somebody wake Todd up!)
Replies: 14
Views: 1995

Re: When do the offers start? (Somebody wake Todd up!)

I thought Todd said noon- not sure if that was EST or PST.
by Pat Burton
January 27th, 2013, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A tasting with Jean Bernard Grenie of Chateau Angelus
Replies: 3
Views: 173

TN: A tasting with Jean Bernard Grenie of Chateau Angelus

DINNER WITH JEAN BERNARD GRENIE OF CHATEAU ANGELUS ORGANIZED BY KAHNS FINE WINES - Seasons 52, Indianapolis (1/26/2013) This dinner was organized by Kahns Fine Wines, having the opportunity to host Jean Bernard Grenie. Jean Bernard offered some introductory remarks mainly focusing on the recent rec...
by Pat Burton
January 24th, 2013, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most plentiful wine in your cellar?
Replies: 115
Views: 3986

Re: Most plentiful wine in your cellar?

I also rarely buy more than 3-4 bottles of a single wine, but did go long on 2009 Château Lanessan (13x750, 1x1.5L, 1x3L)
by Pat Burton
January 14th, 2013, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for 'Girls night' at home story/inquiry
Replies: 129
Views: 2817

Re: Wine for 'Girls night' at home story/inquiry

I try to keep a few things lying around (especially some cheaper bubbles) and also occasionally find that I don't care for something I've purchased several of (some garagiste mistakes, occasional over-oaked rioja, etc.) that I'll throw in the mix. Every now and then one of her friends will engage me...
by Pat Burton
January 9th, 2013, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: TN: 1998 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva

Nice to have your report. Where and when did you get this one? I actually picked this up on Friday at K&L in San Fran for $40 while traveling for work. I rarely find something this agreeable at that price point, particularly with age. edit: I picked up a few additional bottles based on this one, bu...
by Pat Burton
January 8th, 2013, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva
Replies: 3
Views: 185

TN: 1998 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva

1998 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva - Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (1/6/2013) Although there was an initial funk on the nose, this blew off in about ten minutes, revealing a complex aroma comprising old leather, tar, anise, cassis, and vanilla. Upon taste, this wine did not...
by Pat Burton
December 19th, 2012, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing Advice Fra Diavolo
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: Pairing Advice Fra Diavolo

I might give a Dolcetto a try if red is a must.
by Pat Burton
December 15th, 2012, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: decanting advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: decanting advice please

thanks for the thoughts thus far. I was indeed planning on just a quick decant to remove sediment for the 70's but wasn't so sure about the 87 CdV and especially the 86 Gloria.
by Pat Burton
December 14th, 2012, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: decanting advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 108

decanting advice please

Putting on a tasting tomorrow including the following wines. I was wondering if anyone has any advice on decanting these, especially the wines from the 80's (listed by vintage, not the order of tasting): 1969 Château Sigalas Rabaud 1977 Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1978 Château Ducru-Beauc...
by Pat Burton
December 13th, 2012, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1975 Mouton
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: TN: 1975 Mouton

thanks for the comments. its nice to read your notes after trying the 70
by Pat Burton
December 13th, 2012, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online auctions
Replies: 20
Views: 827

Re: Online auctions

I've had good luck with Heritage.
by Pat Burton
December 13th, 2012, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1970 Mouton
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: TN: 1970 Mouton

Thanks for the note. You had much better luck with a 375 than I've had with 750s of this wine over the last several decades. Never been one of my favorites (although I like the label) [cheers.gif] No problem. I might have been a bit generous with the score; I often struggle with scoring wines of th...
by Pat Burton
December 13th, 2012, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1970 Mouton
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: TN: 1970 Mouton

Todd F r e n c h wrote:Wow, quite an old 375ml wine! You were quite fortunate that it was still drinkable, much less enjoyable.
agreed. the out of pocket cost for this bottle made it worth the gamble to me though. I have had limited opportunities to try first growths so I rolled the dice...
by Pat Burton
December 13th, 2012, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1970 Mouton
Replies: 6
Views: 169

TN: 1970 Mouton

1970 Château Mouton Rothschild - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (12/12/2012) From a 375. Mid shoulder fill. The was cork soaked completely through and some wine had clearly gotten stuck between the foil and cork. Regardless, the cork came out in a single piece. However, a horrid odor of rotting ...
by Pat Burton
December 11th, 2012, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux Futures
Replies: 20
Views: 737

Re: Bordeaux Futures

David Glasser wrote:
B. Johnson wrote:Am I being impatient? I ordered a 3L from JJB of the 09 Pontet Canet and havent received delivery yet. Their new "estimate" is winter 2013. Would you be nervous?
No.
+1. Futures can take surprisingly long, especially larger formats.
by Pat Burton
November 29th, 2012, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the best wine from the 1970 vintage?
Replies: 57
Views: 1293

Re: What is the best wine from the 1970 vintage?

recently tried Latour, Leoville Barton, LLC, and LMHB. LMHB was easily the best of the bunch.
by Pat Burton
November 29th, 2012, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riedel Vinum "cross dressing" experiences?
Replies: 22
Views: 701

Re: Riedel Vinum "cross dressing" experiences?

The reidel pinot glass is also recommended for nebbiolo. I use the vinum bordeaux glass for essentially everything else.
by Pat Burton
November 28th, 2012, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Purlieu Wines
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Purlieu Wines

Just got an email from Perlieu wines re: their inaugural release. Anyone familiar?
by Pat Burton
November 20th, 2012, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux Futures
Replies: 20
Views: 737

Re: Bordeaux Futures

I have had good experiences with both K&L and JJ Buckley, as well as a local shop in Indianapolis.
by Pat Burton
October 29th, 2012, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping
Replies: 59
Views: 2109

Re: Shipping

I personally avoid shipping wine when low temps along the route crack 20. This generally doesn't happen for several more weeks.
by Pat Burton
October 20th, 2012, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 No Girls Grenache La Paciencia Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: 2008 No Girls Grenache La Paciencia Vineyard

good to hear, my three are sleeping.
by Pat Burton
October 14th, 2012, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's getting excited for shipping season?
Replies: 125
Views: 4648

Re: Who's getting excited for shipping season?

Rented a second locker to deal with this season's pendings...
by Pat Burton
October 12th, 2012, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Older Italians - Where to find Barolo or Brunello??
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Older Italians - Where to find Barolo or Brunello??

JJ Buckley often carries older wines.

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