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by J.Vizuete
July 1st, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3905

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

To date, I've not tasted anything produced by Coche Dury, Ch. Rayas, Clos Rougeard, or Bartolo Mascarello. There are a great many grand cru red burgs I haven't tried, but I'm more interested in getting around to the (old) world greats before wading far into the Burgundy deep end. I've tasted a few ...
by J.Vizuete
July 1st, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3905

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

To date, I've not tasted anything produced by Coche Dury, Ch. Rayas, Clos Rougeard, or Bartolo Mascarello. There are a great many grand cru red burgs I haven't tried, but I'm more interested in getting around to the (old) world greats before wading far into the Burgundy deep end. I've tasted a few f...
by J.Vizuete
July 1st, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't get the wine auction market
Replies: 50
Views: 2141

Re: I don't get the wine auction market

Winebid’s auction prices for classified growth Bordeaux isn’t usually competitive with major auction houses. I keep seeing 2000 Pontet Canet selling offered for $135 plus premium and tax, which takes it to $170 per bottle. Lunacy! I bought a case three months ago via Zachys, $100 inclusive of premi...
by J.Vizuete
June 29th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Dom Perignon
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: TN: 2009 Dom Perignon

lol.

2009 Dom is increasingly difficult to find at retail. I'm looking to backfill a case but there isn't much around in the marketplace.
by J.Vizuete
June 29th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 53
Views: 2730

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

[cheers.gif] I hope everyone had a great night tonight. From our end, with the adjustments we made, the site was positively screaming. A lot of the team was on hand to make sure everything was smooth. And we have a TON of wine coming up in the next few weeks- make sure to check in every week, and e...
by J.Vizuete
June 23rd, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily #4 TN
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Andremily #4 TN

...and scene!
by J.Vizuete
June 23rd, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13638
Views: 665134

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 6:37 pm
For my boys...

2019 Château Léoville Las Cases
2019 Château Montrose
2019 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
Good picks
by J.Vizuete
June 21st, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 53
Views: 2730

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

Same problem here, tracking list deleted, lots of wines missing, I’m sure Russ will chime in.

OTOH, nice to know who the other sharks are!
by J.Vizuete
June 21st, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 53
Views: 2730

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

was a bummer on my end. I usually wait until the last minute.. won't make that mistake again. Lost out on some lovely Raveneau as a result of the slow-play...

site is still running super slow
by J.Vizuete
June 18th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5340

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

85 La Tache for me. Purchased on release and stored impeccably, and generously shared, but I was ready for a mortgage level experience. From CT: “A little cellar funk/mustiness on opening so we poured into a decanter for half an hour before tasting. There was a fair amount of sediment in the bottle ...
by J.Vizuete
June 17th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 104
Views: 4747

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Great discussion, for me, and they are all fairly new discoveries, but easily: Kutch Trout Gulch, Walter Scott Seven Springs, Walter Scott X Novo, and Goodfellow Richard's. These are all world class Chards! Envious and curious how you were lucky enough to try Jamie's Trouut Gulch? As I've stated on...
by J.Vizuete
June 2nd, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet 2018 Release on June 2nd
Replies: 19
Views: 1824

Re: Quivet 2018 Release on June 2nd

I’d say the quivet LPV isn’t as big and extracted as Carter. Both fine wines but I can taste more of the minerality with the quivets. I’ve heard 18s aren’t quite as big of wines as 16s so that will also play a role. For $125 a bottle is is incredibly hard to beat from a QPR perspective. I'd agree w...
by J.Vizuete
May 29th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13638
Views: 665134

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mixed case of True Believer rose/red
3x 2018 Walter Scott X-Novo
3x 2018 Walter Scott La Combe Verte
by J.Vizuete
May 27th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4875

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Marshall Manning wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 10:19 am
J.Vizuete wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 9:47 am
B. Mascarello's entry level wines have really lovely labels, too

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I believe these are paintings that Bartolo did himself? I have this one that Maria Theresa gifted to me on a 2006 visit framed in our dining area:
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very cool!
by J.Vizuete
May 27th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4875

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Rich Brown wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 10:02 am

All really good choices!

As for the Hall....isnt the first vintage 2005?? I'm not the best at math....but wouldnt that make you 15 [wow.gif]
Youngest player on this site, lol.. Should have qualified a birth wine for my son, Jack (2014).
by J.Vizuete
May 27th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4099

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

Point well taken : you say you don’t like them and also see no upside selling them . So the Sauternes in your cellar will age and become very different from how they taste today : acidities become more pronounced after 30-40 years . So let’s talk again in 2040 . Having not tasted any truly old Saut...
by J.Vizuete
May 27th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4875

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

I'm a fan of the Marques de Murrieta labels.. 597765_1 (1).jpg I'm biased as it's a birth wine, but really love this one from Hall: old_jacks.png B. Mascarello's entry level wines have really lovely labels, too c4a26087-9357-443a-8f07-fb37b04149b7.jpg I have to say this Saxum is aesthetically pleasi...
by J.Vizuete
May 27th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 48
Views: 3114

Re: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc

I don't drink a lot of BB or have the experience many of y'all have, but for my palate I would put Roulot and Sauzet BB at the top of the heap. I had a 2017 sauzet HCDB Jardin tonight and it was great. How does that compare to the Sauzet BB? Local shop has both and the HCDB is actually more expensi...
by J.Vizuete
May 19th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 57
Views: 4240

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

I've liked 2016 PYCM and 2017 Vincent Dancer on the white side
2015 Leroy and 2017 Hudelot Noellat for reds
by J.Vizuete
May 15th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lot of praise for Cellartracker
Replies: 143
Views: 7832

Re: A lot of praise for Cellartracker

Same here...easily the most enjoyable feature for me (we're not talking utility here but, rather, sheer reading pleasure). Agreed. Yet one more reason I try to pay it forward and write lots of notes. Totally agree - by far my favorite feature, and something I enjoy reading obsessively several times...
by J.Vizuete
May 13th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lot of praise for Cellartracker
Replies: 143
Views: 7832

Re: A lot of praise for Cellartracker

Boom, perfect. Eric replied the same on the CT forum as suggested above. Thank you!
by J.Vizuete
May 13th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lot of praise for Cellartracker
Replies: 143
Views: 7832

Re: A lot of praise for Cellartracker

CT question: I'm looking to organize my current (not consumed) bottles by purchase date - any idea how to do this? For example, if I want to know what bottles I've held the longest, how do you figure that out? I can go to my reports > purchases over time > then see how many bottles are remaining fr...
by J.Vizuete
May 13th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lot of praise for Cellartracker
Replies: 143
Views: 7832

Re: A lot of praise for Cellartracker

CT question: I'm looking to organize my current (not consumed) bottles by purchase date - any idea how to do this? For example, if I want to know what bottles I've held the longest, how do you figure that out? I can go to my reports > purchases over time > then see how many bottles are remaining fro...
by J.Vizuete
May 13th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)
Replies: 108
Views: 5400

Re: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)

I'm just not sure what LAWC could have done here. The handling isn't great given the language around storage, but anyone going back with that period of time between purchase knows full well that the cork producer isn't going to stump up for the effect their product has had - ultimately that is who ...
by J.Vizuete
May 11th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greer Cab 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1500

Re: Greer Cab 2018

How long do you think a Magnum can age for into peak drinking? I get the sense that most drink their 750s under 10 years, and ergo a magnum would be best consumed under 15 years? Definitely will age slower. I think at least 50% longer in Mag and 100-200% longer in 3L and above. Are most drinking th...
by J.Vizuete
May 11th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 32
Views: 2477

Re: first go with the new Grassls...

More positive feedback - I've been using the Zalto Bordeaux as my primary red wine glass for the last few years. Tried an 1855 out to compare and wow, I'm blown away at how light and sturdy the Grassl is. It has a shorter stem than the zalto BDX and a taller bowl, but overall a few mm shorter in hei...
by J.Vizuete
May 11th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1431
Views: 84958

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I also got a response back on a very nice 4/28 cellar, saying they were waiting on final bottle count from the seller.
Waiting on a few regular orders from last week, but none older than 5/4. Agreed, I'm sure they are just busy. Thanks for the input
by J.Vizuete
May 11th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1431
Views: 84958

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone else not heard back in a couple weeks?
by J.Vizuete
May 10th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu

Interesting, I have mine in storage but may be wrong here. Will double check
by J.Vizuete
May 9th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu

18 Mont Damnes label looks the same, but Culs de Beaujeu and rosé have been updated. Haven’t received my les caillottes yet. Nathan it appears the cuveé speciale was a thing of the late 90s. A few came up on Winebid recently. I haven’t seen any new releases of a reserve cuveé in the few years I’ve b...
by J.Vizuete
May 7th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean Folliard Morgon Cote du Py
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: TN: 2015 Jean Folliard Morgon Cote du Py

..... a delicious, arguably over-the-top but brilliantly tart '18 Thevenet Morgon V.V. My first bottle of 18 Thevenet during the winter was mousey and tart to a fault; but a bottle opened this week was downright lovely. It had this candied plum/cherry note in the midpalate that was there on some si...
by J.Vizuete
May 7th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13638
Views: 665134

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

LMD Ermitaño wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 7:57 am
Some 1989 Vieux Château Certan; and, for casual drinking, 1999 Fincas de Ganuza.
The 89 VCC has been my WOTY so far
by J.Vizuete
May 6th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11782

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

Found myself on a rabbit trail through the K&L auctions after the post about the Keller lot... pricing seems on the high side for the majority of these lots, foreign and domestic. Very few deals to be found. Perhaps they start their reserve pricing a little higher than winebid? Still looks like a s...
by J.Vizuete
May 6th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11782

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

Found myself on a rabbit trail through the K&L auctions after the post about the Keller lot... pricing seems on the high side for the majority of these lots, foreign and domestic. Very few deals to be found. Perhaps they start their reserve pricing a little higher than winebid? Still looks like a se...
by J.Vizuete
May 6th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List of Hand Blown Glasses
Replies: 42
Views: 2964

Re: List of Hand Blown Glasses

Dan D. wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 2:47 pm
David,

Hopefully this helps. https://www.lehmann-sa.com/en/glass/col ... stige.html
The Sommier series are stunning. Looks like they are only available across the pond though... The sophienwald glasses are pretty darn similar in size/shape.
by J.Vizuete
May 5th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Clear Ice
Replies: 38
Views: 1861

Re: Clear Ice

the very best method we've found is the partial or directional freezing method. we bought a cheap Coleman cooler, fill it with water, stick it in the freezer, and let it freeze most of the way, but not completely. it freezes from the top down, all the impurities in the water stay in the water as th...
by J.Vizuete
May 5th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 Kutch and a Vilmart Walk Into a Bar.....TNs...!
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: 2 Kutch and a Vilmart Walk Into a Bar.....TNs...!

TN: 2016 Kutch McDougall PN A Winebid bottle, and my first pinot from Kutch. PnP then followed over a few hours in a Zalto burg. Upon opening, this wine was dark and savory to the point of being a little gothic. You have notes of dried oregano, porcini mushrooms, soy, and cinnamon stick. The palate ...
by J.Vizuete
May 5th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1431
Views: 84958

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 1:02 pm
yeah, it's pricey, there are some better deals on the likely better 17 out there but not much cheaper. 90 is still a pretty good deal for a world class red burg, though.
I bit for one. When Dr. Kelley endorses it as a special wine, it’s worth a pull.
by J.Vizuete
May 3rd, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 79
Views: 4648

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

I have the Grassl tasting glass set which has dimensions very close to Liberte. Didn’t really realize how close they were until looking at the site this morning. They are really very similar in bowl size and shape. The liberté is a much more elegant glass, with a taller, thinner stem and lip, but t...
by J.Vizuete
May 3rd, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 79
Views: 4648

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Josh, FWIW, I've been drinking Marcus' pinot noir from Grassl Cru and find they really show well. Haven't used that glass for his whites yet, but they show well in GGG, which has a similar shape as the Grassl Liberte. I have the Grassl tasting glass set which has dimensions very close to Liberte. D...
by J.Vizuete
April 30th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers you wish you had more of
Replies: 66
Views: 3048

Re: Producers you wish you had more of

To me, the answer would be producers whose wines I've tasted and enjoyed but are either allocated/hard to find or prohibitively expensive: 1. Raveneau 2. Ramonet 3. VCC I would love to have more backfilled 89-90 BDX which have consistently performed well for me the last few years (Pichon Baron, Cons...
by J.Vizuete
April 30th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 79
Views: 4648

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Personally, I have gone over to Conterno's "Sensory" glass for pretty much all mature reds and whites. For younger, whites and reds, I'll use the Zalto Universal and Bordeaux glasses. What were you drinking that 09 selosse out of?? That's the Zalto white wine glass. I use it for most Champagne thes...
by J.Vizuete
April 29th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 79
Views: 4648

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

dvansteenderen wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Gabriel Gold Glas Edition
Conterno Giacomo Sensory

disclaimer: I sell both...
Where can one purchase the conterno glass in the US?
by J.Vizuete
April 29th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 79
Views: 4648

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

William Kelley wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 2:41 am
Personally, I have gone over to Conterno's "Sensory" glass for pretty much all mature reds and whites. For younger, whites and reds, I'll use the Zalto Universal and Bordeaux glasses.
What were you drinking that 09 selosse out of??
by J.Vizuete
April 28th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1431
Views: 84958

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I bet you're fine on that Tempier..
by J.Vizuete
April 28th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1431
Views: 84958

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Hell of a nice cellar offer this afternoon.. would be eager to see what ppl get..
by J.Vizuete
April 27th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13638
Views: 665134

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jay Miller wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 11:32 pm
2x 2000 Magdelaine
It was you!
Congrats, those bottles looked great
by J.Vizuete
April 26th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Massican Vermouths
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Massican Vermouths

I was very tempted by that offer. Now even more so...
by J.Vizuete
April 26th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1431
Views: 84958

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Idk, I paid $49 for the 2015 last year. Very nice wine, no doubt but that’s a substantial price hike

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