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by Anton D
October 19th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick an Anniversary bottle
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Help me pick an Anniversary bottle

I am not versed in the wines you mention, but wanted to add "Happy Anniversary!"

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by Anton D
October 14th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you buying for November?
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: Which Champagne are you buying for November?

I'm thinking Ambien and a Shirley Temple and going to bed at 6 pm.
by Anton D
October 3rd, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis R says riesling is better
Replies: 45
Views: 1745

Re: Jancis R says riesling is better

Jancis may have said it, but I'll wait for Suckling, he would be the definitive determiner.
by Anton D
September 29th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world’ most expensive wine cup?
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: The world’ most expensive wine cup?

alan weinberg wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 11:45 am
gonna wait till there is at least a set of 6 or 12. One cup won’t help.
Maybe you could finish it up at replacements.com

I had good luck with them on a champagne glass.
by Anton D
September 29th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world’ most expensive wine cup?
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: The world’ most expensive wine cup?

At first glance, I thought, "1,200 - 1,800 bucks? That would be fun to have."

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by Anton D
September 28th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 529
Views: 57595

Re: #GlassFire

As always, any of y’all stranded Are welcome in Chico. Free food and wine and lodging as long as you need. Times like this it is NOT a platitude to say you folks are family. Our house has been in a long term quarantine just out of habit, so no Covid fears. My wife and I love Bereserkers, the place a...
by Anton D
September 28th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sémillon the Southern Hemisphere's Greatest White Grape?
Replies: 29
Views: 1192

Re: Is Sémillon the Southern Hemisphere's Greatest White Grape?

Maybe too obscure, but someone poured me a torrontes/torrontez white wine from Argentina that 'prefumed' my mind! It was like a Didier Dagueneau on the nose. Not a full fledged everything like Didier Dagueneau is, but worthy of using the two in the same sentence. Maybe a cross between those wines an...
by Anton D
September 28th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2483

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

You know, if the fires are out by then, wineries would likely be happy to have your business.
by Anton D
September 28th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF!! Lombardi Wines Mailing List??
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: WTF!! Lombardi Wines Mailing List??

I'm happy to see this thread.

I got the email and wondered, "Wow, which time was it that I was too drunk to remember signing up for a mailing list?"

Now I know it wasn't me, cheers!
by Anton D
September 26th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1737

Re: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?

How does Wine Spectator rate? To me it’s puzzling that for instance this year Oregon whites or California chardonnays have more 90+ points than White Burgundies. No offense to Cali whites which I enjoy - but they are on different categories of quality altogether. This may be controversial, but I do...
by Anton D
September 26th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1737

Re: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?

Absolute by grape/variety.

Absolute regardless of price.
by Anton D
September 25th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $500 Heitz Martha's?!?
Replies: 26
Views: 1828

Re: $500 Heitz Martha's?!?

There is a place I know with a few bottles of that wine they got a couple years ago from winery. Been stored in temperature controlled wine fridge since. I had two and they were awesome. Think they are still there for around $130, Gonna grab em one of these days If you leave any behind, let me know!
by Anton D
September 24th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will smoke ever become part of a region's terroir?
Replies: 24
Views: 706

Re: Will smoke ever become part of a region's terroir?

T. Williams wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Anton D wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 12:05 pm
I have been told biodynamic farming renders grapes immune to smoke taint.
Only if the fire lights on a moon day.

TW
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by Anton D
September 24th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snoop Cali Red
Replies: 27
Views: 1776

Re: Snoop Cali Red

Success!

Murder was the case they gave me!

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by Anton D
September 24th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this a first??
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Is this a first??

I just got email from First Bottle pimping the 2016 Pontet-Canet, complete with reviewers scores. Here they are: WE - 100 VN - 99 WA - 98+ JD - 98 Drum roll, please..... James Suckling - 97 Have you ever seen this before?? Wow, a "97" from Suckling? That must be some lousy wine. I think he gave Sno...
by Anton D
September 24th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will smoke ever become part of a region's terroir?
Replies: 24
Views: 706

Re: Will smoke ever become part of a region's terroir?

I have been told biodynamic farming renders grapes immune to smoke taint.
by Anton D
September 22nd, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 10024

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

I assembled a mixed case, wishing I could go long as these are a top 3 winery for me.
by Anton D
September 22nd, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 10024

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

45 MINUTES.
by Anton D
September 19th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”
Replies: 16
Views: 1601

Re: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”

I absolutely love Domaine de la Cote.
by Anton D
September 18th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines
Replies: 20
Views: 1803

Re: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines

There are a few mailing lists that I get antsy waiting for out of fear of missing the wines. This is one of them.

Really looking forward to these!

If anybody is on the fence, these are worth buying on faith.
by Anton D
September 16th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Some things you have learned about wine drinking?
Replies: 16
Views: 1052

Re: Some things you have learned about wine drinking?

Don't focus on a wine's flaws.

Don't feel obliged to follow anyone else's palate.
by Anton D
September 15th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4230

Re: Latour 2009 released

Your numbers are way off. Latour produces about 11,000 cases of the Grand Vin each year. The price you’re looking at is retail, not wholesale. Latour gets between 50/60% of retail. At 50%, if they sold every bottle that is about 70 million dollars. A lot of money. But when you consider that the ent...
by Anton D
September 15th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot
Replies: 31
Views: 1927

Re: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot

I got an offer, but only for the pinot, so I threw a hissy fit and didn't click any further.
by Anton D
September 15th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 16018

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:54 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:38 am
All in of course
2 6-packs and a magnum like last year?
That would be the perfect allocation.

That way, no regret for Pobega-ing a bottle early on!
by Anton D
September 15th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn Vineyards Release
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Dunn Vineyards Release

Go buy them!
by Anton D
September 15th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 10024

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Love these wines!

Looking forward to them!

Yay!
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2345

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Mmmm, spicy green hatch chiles.
Nice.

Notes of liquid smoke beans?

Guilty pleasure: I make a run for the Border about twice a year - I am a sucker for their Crunchy Taco Supreme. There is something decadent and indulgent about their taco meat - moist, greasy, delicious.
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 16018

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

This wine has really taken up a spot in my soul. This wine, William and Mary, Rivers Marie, and Roy Piper are my Berserker finds!

I need to get more time with Mending Wall wines, too.

I am thrilled these wines can exist. We are supporting true hand made artisanal wine making, still!
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell's New Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Taco Bell's New Jalapeño Noir

My wife has a thing for Lynch Bages with Carl’s Jr. Famous Star, but only next to the ocean in NorCal.

It really does work.

I will try this new wine with a chalupa if I can! I like the lighter ABV.
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2345

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Patrick! Perfection.
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4230

Re: Latour 2009 released

This is a toy to be milked, from a financial point of view a footnote buried really deep in corporate reports. I would guess that total revenue from Latour is not remotely 1% of the Pinault group's income. Come on, this is Yves St Laurent, Gucci, Balenciaga. Latour is nothing (unless you happen to ...
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2345

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Primitivo Radio Gods?

Rhone Justice?

The Gamay?

Tommy Bolin’s Sweet Burgundy.

Rico Soave!

Oldie: Herman’s Hermitage.
by Anton D
September 14th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2345

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

This news brings me great hope. I have always wanted a same-branded wine that pairs perfectly with a Big Mac and call it the “Really Effing Happy Meal!” Although, there could be some issues to work out with MacDonald Winery. [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] First Snoop Dogg, now Taco Bell. What next? Insan...
by Anton D
September 13th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4230

Re: Latour 2009 released

Their second wine is Les Forts de Latour.

11,000 cases.

132,000 bottles at about 300 a bottle?

Almost 40 million just with that bottle!
by Anton D
September 13th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4230

Re: Latour 2009 released

This is a toy to be milked, from a financial point of view a footnote buried really deep in corporate reports. I would guess that total revenue from Latour is not remotely 1% of the Pinault group's income. Come on, this is Yves St Laurent, Gucci, Balenciaga. Latour is nothing (unless you happen to ...
by Anton D
September 12th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 3087

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

mattlock wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 4:54 pm
La Pelle...it’s a bit higher than your price point mentioned at $45 but I always really enjoy it.
Good call!

Delicious!

Peter Michael L’Apre Midi is above 30 bucks but is near perfect.

Spottswoode, as mentioned!

I am sure there will be more that come to mind.
by Anton D
September 11th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 213
Views: 12044

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

crickey wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 11:27 am
If not buying wine because the price is more than I want to pay for it constitutes boycotting, I am currently boycotting thousands of wines!
Are you not buying any wines that you bought in the past?
by Anton D
September 10th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 348
Views: 31213

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Today was unlike anything I remember here, even in 2017. Orange/yellow sky all day, very poor visibility. Peak temps of 67F in Calistoga (was 112F two days ago.) Oddly, the actual air quality was better today than yesterday by looking at online meters. But it sure did not look that way. It was like...
by Anton D
September 10th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 138
Views: 12934

Re: Wait list times

There has to be a way to 'mathify' this.

Waiting list time is proportional to the ratio of resale value of a current release on the secondary market to the release price?
by Anton D
September 9th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Moving The Collection
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Moving The Collection

I may be arriving too late, but I agree with Alex....getting friends or family on either end and then over-night shipping with cool packs may be viable.
by Anton D
September 9th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Re: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)

Not everyone thinks they do improve. I can count on my fingers over 20+ years the number of times I've had a red wine taste better on day 2 or after - some aspects may improve, but a stale element appears that is too much of a detractor for me. White wines, especially with some residual sugar, do s...
by Anton D
September 9th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 348
Views: 31213

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

We have a neighbor who has about 4 acres of grapes. Zin, Syrah, Tempranillo, some Mourvedre... Saw him over Labor day and he said he was going to harvest this coming weekend. Now, day is night and ash is falling like snow flurries. He says maybe he will try to invent a wine-grape derived BBQ sauce. ...
by Anton D
September 8th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 16018

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Excited to buy my usual case and 3 magnums but hoping I get a 3 Liter this year. How many years does it usually take before you get a 3L? Do you get the sauv blanc yet? When you do you'll know you are close Dang, I was happy to start getting their sparkling wine and their chardonnay. Now you tell m...
by Anton D
September 3rd, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget
Replies: 20
Views: 1898

Re: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget

Late one night after too many bottles had been opened, a friend ran out of clean wine stems so he grabbed a Riedel martini glass for a pour from a young Bordeaux. He was standing in a narrow hallway with white walls and carpet when he gave the wine a vigorous swirl. One Halloween, a friend of mine ...
by Anton D
September 3rd, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget
Replies: 20
Views: 1898

Re: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget

Cris Whetstone wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 10:19 pm
18 inches? Me thinks you consumed a large portion of it prior to it leaving the glass. [drinkers.gif]



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by Anton D
September 3rd, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?
Replies: 34
Views: 1570

Re: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?

lleichtman wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 7:48 am
Anton D wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 5:31 pm
John Morris wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 5:18 pm
This is a First World crisis of the first order.
I am planning on being allowed to vote multiple times in future polls.
Watch out, could be a felony. pileon
An very important person on TV, very important, told me I could.
by Anton D
September 2nd, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snoop Cali Red
Replies: 27
Views: 1776

Re: Snoop Cali Red

PeterJ wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 6:52 pm
Am I the only Californian offended by the word “Cali”? [snort.gif]
No, brah, but then, I used to live in ‘Frisco.
by Anton D
September 2nd, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?
Replies: 34
Views: 1570

Re: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?

John Morris wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 5:18 pm
This is a First World crisis of the first order.
I am planning on being allowed to vote multiple times in future polls.
by Anton D
September 2nd, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?
Replies: 34
Views: 1570

Re: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?

Firefox tried to block me, but I said, "Screw you, Firefox! Todd is waiting for me!" Then, I broke free for my joyous reunion with Berserkers.

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