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#51 Post by J D o v e »

Ah, there's an idiot born every second...
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#52 Post by Mel Knox »

With a hand blown bottle does one have to worry about the consistency and accuracy of the bore entry??

As for Todd I believe he is a mythical creature who embodies all characteristics of winery owners, good and bad. We project our fantasies of what winery owners do onto The Todd.
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#53 Post by Robert M yers »

J O S H L O N G wrote: March 18th, 2019, 1:19 pm Can someone explain the background/relevancy of "Todd?"
He’s the winemaker at Anderson Conn Valley
, which is of course very respectable winery overall. Something like 15 years ago or so the advertising for his Ghost Horse offshoot hit the internet. Hilariously Bad pictures and website along with seemingly impossible to imagine pricing structure led to a long long joke about the whole thing. Maybe the guy is a blast to hang out with, but you gotta pay a lot of money to find out.

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#54 Post by Mark Mason »

Todd’s story was 15 years ago? I’m getting old.
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Dude looks like a less cool version of Yul Brynner.
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#57 Post by Rob Weaver »

I have enjoyed Fairchild's Sigaro cab and tasting wine on his patio with my wife, but this is just plain nuts. A mag, I guess its a mag, of California Cab for 3k?? I just can't imagine someone paying that, regardless of how pretentious they may be. Isn't that more than Screaming Eagle (off the list)? I suspect this wine will be far better than the Ghost Horse stuff.

Still its hard to see this market other than one driven by massive ego, that of the producer and customer alike.

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Available now.
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#59 Post by Mark Golodetz »

What a massive blow hard! A self loving, self absorbed, superficial piece of crap. Never in thirty plus years of covering wine, has someone has made so negative an impression.
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#60 Post by RichardFlack »

John Morris wrote: March 16th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Dave English wrote: March 16th, 2019, 3:58 pm What does dark electricity smell like?

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The most seductive wine of the 2014 vintage. It boasts a huge concentrated ripeness, rich dark current on the nose with a finish that lasts for minutes. The tannins are gigantic but extremely soft, and necessary to balance out the fruit and oak. ?
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Mark - so you're saying you're not particularly well-disposed towards him?

"Basquiat socks with his designer sneakers. His leather jacket is worn in just so. Silver Yurman rings mark his hands, and his messenger bag is a Louis Vuitton. Fairchild is a man of taste. . ."

Seems like a real down-to-earth kinda guy!
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#62 Post by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld »

The ultimate douche wine.

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Picked up 3 botles for $12.99 in the recent lastbottle marathon. [wow.gif]
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GregT wrote: August 25th, 2019, 1:12 pm Available now.

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Is that a clock on the bottle?

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#66 Post by Dennis Borczon »

Does this mean Screaming Eagle is going to raise prices again? They are already $3,000.00 in the secondary market. Somewhere in a parallel universe, there is the sound of Henry Winkler jumping over a shark. Now all we need in Napa to completely turn it into Disneyland III is a fairy-tale castle...oh wait...that happened already.

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#67 Post by Jeff_M. »

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote: August 25th, 2019, 8:38 pm The ultimate douche wine.
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Gary York wrote: March 18th, 2019, 9:35 pm How long do you have?
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Dave English wrote: August 26th, 2019, 1:28 am Is that a clock on the bottle?
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#70 Post by Ken Strauss »

A must bottle with this claim.

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#71 Post by John Ammons »

Let's be fair. It's a magnum, and it's $3,500. So, $1,750 a bottle. And there's a fence that borders Screaming Eagle's vineyard!

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GregT wrote: August 25th, 2019, 8:20 pm Mark - so you're saying you're not particularly well-disposed towards him?

"Basquiat socks with his designer sneakers. His leather jacket is worn in just so. Silver Yurman rings mark his hands, and his messenger bag is a Louis Vuitton. Fairchild is a man of taste. . ."

Seems like a real down-to-earth kinda guy!
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YLee wrote: August 26th, 2019, 6:48 am
Dave English wrote: August 26th, 2019, 1:28 am Is that a clock on the bottle?
Endorsed by Flava Flavvvvvvvv!!!!!
That would make me more interested in the wine than the current press...
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#74 Post by M A T T H A R T L E Y »

I love everything about this...

The pewter, the Instagram pages of the founders at places like Hotel du Cap, the NY PR agent talking about wines selling out in minutes and just spinning a web of nonsense.

It is very 2019. It reminds me of a higher budget version of this gem:

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#75 Post by Mark Golodetz »

I stopped at 1:14 too bored to see the rest of this. Really don’t want to see any more excessive masturbation.
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#76 Post by Denny Marin »

It's indeed Larry Fairchild's new project called Perrarus. Here's an article that talks a little bit more about it:

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/s ... 810551.php

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#78 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

“It’s indescribable. An experience, not a taste”.

Sounds like a Galloni note.

Funny that the video is 98% about making the massive bottle, not about the wine, or the making of the wine, itself.
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GregT wrote: August 25th, 2019, 8:20 pm Mark - so you're saying you're not particularly well-disposed towards him?

"Basquiat socks with his designer sneakers. His leather jacket is worn in just so. Silver Yurman rings mark his hands, and his messenger bag is a Louis Vuitton. Fairchild is a man of taste. . ."

Seems like a real down-to-earth kinda guy!
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I heard if you drink two bottles in a single night you’ll ascend directly into a state of Nirvana and actually become one with the pendant that is embedded in the bottle.

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#81 Post by Rich Brown »

I mean, the production quality of the video is pretty damn high....but as Robert mentioned, it tells you absolutely zero about the wine. It just screams marketing gimmick....and has to be probably the most narcissistic thing I've ever seen in the wine world.

P.s. anyone else a little creeped out when they pan to a close up of his face after he lights his cigar and he stares straight into the camera for a very uncomfortable amount of time?

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#82 Post by R. Gaston »

I’m with Rich.... the douche level is at Spinal Tap “11”.
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#83 Post by Brent C l a y t o n »

J O S H L O N G wrote: March 18th, 2019, 1:19 pm Can someone explain the background/relevancy of "Todd?"
Todd Anderson, son of Gus & Phyllis, owner of Conn Valley Vineyards, who started his own mega-premium side project Ghost Horse about 15 years ago.

Though from what I'm reading in this thread the Jancis article seems to reference the other guy, not Todd and Ghost Horse.
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#84 Post by Eric LaMasters »

For a mere extra $4000, you can get the bottle personalized!
PERRARUS LOTTERY OFFERING
Magnum bottle – 2015 vintage – one bottle limit $3,500 for a 1.5L hand-blown glass bottle, presented in a specially designed constellation-etched wood case.

LIMITED OFFERING
$7,500 for a 1.5L hand-blown glass bottle featuring hand-engraved markings of your determination—reflecting your own rare moment in time. Of the 250 bottles, only 25 will be made available with this option.

Additionally, you will be invited to a 3-Star Michelin presentation dinner for two at Le Bernardin, New York, New York, hosted by Proprietor Lawrence Fairchild. This includes a one-night stay at a 5-Star hotel.

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#85 Post by adam landa »

Eric...Is it still a lottery if only 250 people show interest?

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#86 Post by Mark Golodetz »

There should be a discount to spend time with this narcissist.
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#87 Post by Brent S »

Guys, this wine was at a recent Fairchild event and I can say that I’ve physically touched the bottle. Lawrence was there himself and from the two times I’ve met him I can say he’s a great guy. He’s easy to speak to and he showed up himself to pour wines at our auction which says a lot.

Although this wine wasn’t being poured, there was a sign up list to buy it and believe it or not, there is a lottery to get it. Several people I know requested one. Laugh all you like based on the price, but there is a market for this.

And it’s not a working clock but the arms do move. The bottle itself is a work of art. His wines are well made and I own several, but clearly this is a different price point.
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#88 Post by Eric LaMasters »

Mark Golodetz wrote: September 17th, 2019, 3:45 am There should be a discount to spend time with this narcissist.
Exactly!

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#89 Post by Hank Victor »

Ancient. Rare. Almost dead but bleeding. This wine is tradition. This bottle is tradition.....
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Brent S wrote: September 17th, 2019, 7:50 am He’s easy to speak to and he showed up himself to pour wines at our auction which says a lot.
What exactly does it say? That he understands basic marketing? That he knows that a wine like this is much more about the ‘story’ than what’s actually in the bottle, and thus he’s there to tell it? That he’s stoking what he hopes to be the next cult sensation?

And I can only chuckle at the idea that he was there, as was the bottle of wine, and the signup sheet, but of course the contents of the bottle happened to not be available.

I have no doubt that there’s a market for this sort of thing...
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