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by Scott Watkins
June 22nd, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Holmes Gap
Replies: 2
Views: 298

2015 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Holmes Gap

Drinking this delicious wine tonight it makes me think of fried chicken, every time I have some I wonder why I don't have it more often! when ever I drink one of Todd's wines I wonder why I don't buy more. Bright juicy lithe on the palate loaded with Asian spices, juicy cherry some red currents and ...
by Scott Watkins
June 22nd, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1645
Views: 94576

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Got a couple of the Rubis thanks!
by Scott Watkins
June 1st, 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1986 Château La Lagune - Stunningly Good, Almost a Fail . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 1564

1986 Château La Lagune - Stunningly Good, Almost a Fail . . . .

Great note and thanks! Which reminds me I have a 1970 in the cellar that I probably waited too long to drink.
by Scott Watkins
May 24th, 2018, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: California Dreamin' - Double Blind - Zin/PS/Cab - 70's - 2009 (LONG)
Replies: 40
Views: 1455

TN: California Dreamin' - Double Blind - Zin/PS/Cab - 70's - 2009 (LONG)

Chuck Miller wrote:Thank goodness you didn’t take any detailed notes!
Yeah I would hate to see what detailed notes look like :)
by Scott Watkins
May 24th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Ongoing Blog Of Our Week In Champagne (& Paris)--9 Visits w/Pics/TNs UPDATED W/ FINAL THOUGHTS
Replies: 94
Views: 5290

My Ongoing Blog Of Our Week In Champagne (and a little of Paris)--9 Visits w/ Photos, TNs

Steve Nordhoff wrote:I like this post so much I bought 18 bottles of Vilmart champagne.gif
Oh great here we go with a run on Vilmart ;)
by Scott Watkins
May 23rd, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Ongoing Blog Of Our Week In Champagne (& Paris)--9 Visits w/Pics/TNs UPDATED W/ FINAL THOUGHTS
Replies: 94
Views: 5290

My Ongoing Blog Of Our Week In Champagne (and a little of Paris)--9 Visits w/ Photos, TNs

brigcampbell wrote:This will be epic for bubble heads.
What do you mean "will be" [wink.gif] Epic start Frank and thanks for taking the time to do this!
by Scott Watkins
May 16th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11008
Views: 402728

What bottle of wine did you open today?

Ben B Floyd wrote:On deck (literally):
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Orcas island I love it...oh yeah and the wine :)
by Scott Watkins
May 16th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1149
Views: 64279

Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

etomasi wrote:I requested 2 of the Barisone, as its a birth year wine. I responded 1 minute after I got it, but heard nothing yet.
You're probably alright, I responded 34 minutes after receiving and have been denied [head-bang.gif]
by Scott Watkins
May 7th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pax Sonoma-Hillsides 100pts Vinous
Replies: 104
Views: 8144

2016 Pax Sonoma-Hillsides 100pts Vinous

H Wallace Jr wrote:and yet we accept cork which has been proven both faulty and inconsistent for 275 years running ;)
Eh i'm sure people complained when they switched to cork from floating oil on top of wine [wow.gif]
by Scott Watkins
May 3rd, 2018, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1645
Views: 94576

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I guess I will try a few, damn this thread!
by Scott Watkins
May 1st, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 (Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja)
Replies: 21
Views: 913

TN: 1995 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 (Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja)

Thanks for the note! I have one left in the cellar, guess it's time to pop the cork.
by Scott Watkins
May 1st, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ruinart Question
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Ruinart Question

Elliot while I have no answers to your questions I have to say that this bottle amongst so many fantastic bottles last night was as interesting as anything we drank. And yes it paired well with fried chicken! Clearly this bottle was well taken care of it's whole life, thanks for bringing it. And you...
by Scott Watkins
April 30th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Those Who Love The Rocks
Replies: 18
Views: 2294

For Those Who Love The Rocks

Nice PSA Glenn, thanks!
by Scott Watkins
April 27th, 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 197155

Official Costco Thread

Kris Patten wrote:You should have bought all the Il Poggione immediately.
Yes!! I loved it at $19.99
by Scott Watkins
April 26th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 120
Views: 13464

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

Yes thanks Sir Charles I picked up a few to try :)
by Scott Watkins
April 26th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1371
Views: 71615

What did you cook tonight?

We now return from this commercial break to bring you one gorgeous golden bird, hella crispy skin, and seriously juicy meat. Behold! https://i.imgur.com/h6SNsiml.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hgLtv0kl.jpg Good Lord that looks delicious! You know sometimes it's the simple things in life. Now I'm starving :)
by Scott Watkins
April 20th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?
Replies: 168
Views: 8608

Repour wine saver - anyone use this?

I have used them and they seem to work quite well, never went past 2 days tho. It definitely sucks the air out you get a pop when you pull the cork.
by Scott Watkins
April 18th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spanish cults from Totalwine?
Replies: 20
Views: 1162

Help me with the math here - quantity-to-quality-to-price ratio?

I'm pretty sure the tasting note listed on this one should go into the "Tasting notes that make you run" thread. "Smoky and big on the bouquet, with black fruit galore , shoe polish , peppercorn and chocolate aromas. Intense and tannic but layered and deep , with a granite body and dark, ripe flavor...
by Scott Watkins
April 18th, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1149
Views: 64279

Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Hmm I think this thread is another attempt to harass someone by the mod who should have been fired ;)
by Scott Watkins
April 16th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1468
Views: 99859

Which Carlisle are you drinking?

ky1em!ttskus wrote:2011 Bedrock Vineyard with simple pasta tonight.

A gift from my good friend, ScottW, and just what I needed after a long Monday.
I knew I sent that to a good home [cheers.gif]
by Scott Watkins
April 14th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1371
Views: 71615

What did you cook tonight?

[quote="Elliot Steele"]Hot damn! I leave you guys alone for one day and this is what shows up!? Looking real good! Went Persian tonight with angus beef kabobs, chicken kabobs, charred veggies, Israeli salad, hummus, spicy serrano/cilantro rice, charred eggplant salad, and pita. Have leftovers for we...
by Scott Watkins
April 2nd, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Pian dell'Orino Rosso di Montalcino
Replies: 1
Views: 148

TN: 2013 Pian dell'Orino Rosso di Montalcino

2013 Pian dell'Orino Rosso di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino (4/2/2018) Delicious with our home made lasagne with home made sauce and local beef. The bright red fruit and ample acidity cut through the richness of the cheese, and danced in partnership with the sauce. Fu...
by Scott Watkins
March 31st, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1645
Views: 94576

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

ykwon wrote:Weird I’m on the champ list and still haven’t seen the rose offer.
I didn't get the email either? But I just asked for a few.
by Scott Watkins
March 30th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208250

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Jorge Henriquez wrote:Book #2:

Ray Walker - How One Single Man Saved Wine Berserkers; You're Welcome
Yeah, never in the course of human history have so many people on this board owed so much to the one...
by Scott Watkins
March 30th, 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 197155

Official Costco Thread

Sherman Oaks Costco 2015 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Rosso di Montalcino @ 19.99 is an excellent daily drinker.
by Scott Watkins
March 25th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Rouge - worth $80??
Replies: 64
Views: 5203

2016 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Rouge - worth $80??

Sadly I look at all my bottles of Gonon in my cellar that I paid $35 to $45 dollars for and think I won't be buying anymore of this stuff...next!
by Scott Watkins
March 22nd, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11008
Views: 402728

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2006 A. Vallana Gattinara CT says I have 1 left I wish it was 10! Excellent bottle and QPR.
by Scott Watkins
March 20th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Defenders
Replies: 87
Views: 4758

Cellar Defenders

DanielPaik wrote:
Scott Watkins wrote:Really no Vietti Perbacco or Senejac listed?
Only if you ignore the times that they were listed.
Whoops I guess reading is fundamental blush
by Scott Watkins
March 20th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Defenders
Replies: 87
Views: 4758

Cellar Defenders

Really no Vietti Perbacco or Senejac listed?
by Scott Watkins
March 19th, 2018, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker reliability as of late
Replies: 40
Views: 2661

CellarTracker reliability as of late

Andrew Hall wrote:I hate to be a broken record, but it is a lot better to contact us directly. support@cellartracker.com typically gets an answer in a matter of a couple hours max. That address gives any of a chance to reply.
Pfft I usually get an answer within a half hour ;)
by Scott Watkins
March 19th, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1371
Views: 71615

What did you cook tonight?

Nothing as incredible as you guys are posting but I did have a Flannery Burger for my Birthday dinner tonight. Man sized! [resizeableimage=900,675]https://image.ibb.co/fHcbaH/42_A1_F7_D9_D8_DC_4_F31_BD16_7_E143_AA53_B2_B.jpg[/resizeableimage] Happy birthday Brian! Nice friggin burger and the produc...
by Scott Watkins
March 18th, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1371
Views: 71615

What did you cook tonight?

That pesto pizza!!! That olive dish sounds unreal I must have it. Yeah that pesto pizza with the duck prosciutto and the olive dish etc etc, to use a term thrown around a lot last night will make you weak in the knees! Elliot's mad skills aside we had a great time and looking forward to the next on...
by Scott Watkins
March 15th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1371
Views: 71615

What did you cook tonight?

Braised Morrocan style lamb shanks seasoned with coriander, fennel, cumin, smoked paprika, S&P. Served over couscous with the reduced and butter-mounted sauce topped with a bitter herb salad consisting of finely sliced endive, celery, parsley, lemon zest, EVOO, lemon juice, S&P. Damn fine if I do s...
by Scott Watkins
March 12th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Musar and similar cuvées.
Replies: 68
Views: 2494

Chateau Musar and similar cuvées.

ky1em!ttskus wrote:Musar is Musar. Even a similar (or identical) blend as the ‘04 wouldn’t be similar.
Correct
by Scott Watkins
March 3rd, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12267
Views: 589634

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

More Krug 164 me like!
by Scott Watkins
March 2nd, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1645
Views: 94576

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
BenW wrote:Apparently everyone wanted the Dhondt mags because I only got part of my order
How many did you try for?! I got my 2. :P
I got none :x
by Scott Watkins
February 26th, 2018, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Rinsing" glass with wine before service
Replies: 46
Views: 1673

"Rinsing" glass with wine before service

Yup pretty much always rinse.
by Scott Watkins
February 26th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 vs 2015 Halcón Alturas
Replies: 21
Views: 614

TN: 2010 vs 2015 Halcón Alturas

Nice notes Kyle, guess I need to revisit the few older ones I have left.
by Scott Watkins
February 26th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1371
Views: 71615

What did you cook tonight?

Brian Tuite wrote:
Scott Watkins wrote:^^^ good lord Elliot [worship.gif]
You know when you have an old guy moment in your mind goes blank while your talking to someone? Then, all-of-a-sudden, it hits you. (10 days later)

Drinkward Peschon! [cheers.gif]

Thanks Scott
Sadly i'm all too familiar with this problem [cheers.gif]
by Scott Watkins
February 25th, 2018, 9:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1371
Views: 71615

What did you cook tonight?

^^^ good lord Elliot [worship.gif]
by Scott Watkins
February 25th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 13776

Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread

Damn kids with sugar mamas [wink.gif] [snort.gif]
by Scott Watkins
February 25th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1371
Views: 71615

What did you cook tonight?

Thanks guys. Poor Scott is bearing the brunt of all that food in the form of leftovers. Not sure if he'll manage [snort.gif] Wait no picture of the foie gras and cheese plate [wink.gif] Fantastic food night and the wine was not bad either. Poor me I had to wake up to duck leg and herb roasted potat...
by Scott Watkins
February 24th, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern's as solo diner [with update]
Replies: 85
Views: 8286

Bern's as solo diner [with update]

Ian H wrote:Damn I just flew into and out of Tampa on a golf trip a few weeks back and didn't know about this place.
?! What rock have you been living under ;)
by Scott Watkins
February 14th, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18301

I'm done*

So as someone else here so eloquently put it your store is closed? I wish you all the luck in the world! Sadly I tried this a few weeks ago and then I caved and bought some Levet yesterday [head-bang.gif]
by Scott Watkins
February 13th, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Wine Tasting trip - Dec 27, 2017 (Law, Calcareous, Daou, Justin, Lone Madrone)
Replies: 33
Views: 1805

Paso Wine Tasting trip - Dec 27, 2017 (Law, Calcareous, Daou, Justin, Lone Madrone)

ky1em!ttskus wrote:This was my first CA Neb, actually, so my only comparison is to the Old World.
Interesting, what's the cost?
by Scott Watkins
February 10th, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 197155

Official Costco Thread

Ron F r e e d wrote:
Elliot Steele wrote:Burbank Costco just marked these puppies down. 06' Comtes

Image
Still a handful left after we picked up a few more...
Glad you got some Ron! I tried not to be too greedy :)
by Scott Watkins
February 7th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: LA (Super)Market Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1412

LA (Super)Market Thread

Elliot Steele wrote:
Scott Watkins wrote:
johngonzales wrote:What is this “valley” place you guys are talking about?
I will see if I can arrange a passport for you [wink.gif]
That and a sherpa. You wouldn't want to get lost out here [help.gif]
And after they build that wall around us it will be really tough to get in [snort.gif]
by Scott Watkins
February 7th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: LA (Super)Market Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1412

LA (Super)Market Thread

johngonzales wrote:What is this “valley” place you guys are talking about?
I will see if I can arrange a passport for you [wink.gif]
by Scott Watkins
February 7th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: LA (Super)Market Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1412

LA (Super)Market Thread

Wanted to know where your favorite markets in LA (yes, the valley too) are to buy specialty/hard to find ingredients or places that just have great prices/service. I'm always looking for the next hidden gem. Here are a couple of mine off the top of my head: Handy Market in Burbank is a great little...
by Scott Watkins
February 6th, 2018, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 197155

Official Costco Thread

Burbank Costco just marked these puppies down. 06' Comtes https://i.imgur.com/rmMg69hl.jpg Damn you Elliot! Guess I will have to get more tomorrow morning... early ;) Second round, or did you not have a chance after work today? I figured you'd race over there after I gave you the heads up. Second r...

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