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by Kris Patten
July 8th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 J.A. Ferret Pouilly-Fuissé
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: 2017 J.A. Ferret Pouilly-Fuissé

Had the 2016 Clos des Prouges and it was tight and linear when I was expecting fatter and more melon fruit driven for a 2016 Macon. Oak was never even a thought. We do represent these.

by Kris Patten
July 5th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2129

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:11 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:00 pm


Not sure I like the balance on a lot of 2018 Germans for long term cellaring.
I would trust Prum, Grunhauser, and Donnhoff and their history.
Well yeah, but just saying Spätlese+ is a bit broader.
Fair. My only point was sweeter Prädikat's.
by Kris Patten
July 5th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2129

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Bordeaux Reds, Sauternes, and German Riesling Spatlese +.
Not sure I like the balance on a lot of 2018 Germans for long term cellaring.
I would trust Prum, Grunhauser, and Donnhoff and their history.
by Kris Patten
July 5th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2129

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Bordeaux Reds, Sauternes, and German Riesling Spatlese +.
by Kris Patten
July 5th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal

All sounds great Kelly, what a weekend. Sure the food mirrored the wine for quality.
by Kris Patten
July 3rd, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205789

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 3:07 pm
For the Seattle crew - get ‘em while they’re here at $44.99. Pine Lake QFC.
Bob's Lake City is picking out a Four Rose's Cask Strength barrel, so keep an eye out for that too in Seattle (North).
by Kris Patten
July 3rd, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205789

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Old Fitz and BIBs were gone; I tried :) Also told me they were out of the BT Antiques. I was surprised, as I have a bottle of George T Stagg sitting on the shelf... Antiques and Pappy arrive in Oct/Nov depending on your part of the country....if they still had them you probably wouldn't like the pr...
by Kris Patten
July 3rd, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1556

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Michael Bowden wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 3:40 pm
B. Buzzini wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:39 pm
Henri Jayer
Nope - there was some rose....
Still technically a red wine.
by Kris Patten
July 3rd, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1556

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Up until 2005 at least Antoine Jobard made a Blagny red. Label was still François & Antoine Jobard at that point but I think the point stands. Duroché produce a Bourgogne Blanc. Trapet produce several whites. Leflaive produce red négociant wines including Charmes-Chambertin (and there are rumors th...
by Kris Patten
July 3rd, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1556

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Christian Moreau Moreau-Naudet Antoine Jobard Duroché Domaine Leflaive Humbert Frères Trapet Ghislaine Barthod Louis Boillot Harmand-Geoffrey The now defunct Domaine David Clark? Up until 2005 at least Antoine Jobard made a Blagny red. Label was still François & Antoine Jobard at that point but I t...
by Kris Patten
July 3rd, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1968
Views: 250746

Re: Official Costco Thread

Suggestions as to which vintage to go for on the Como No Stag' Leap Rach Petite Syrah 2013-2016 ? All strong vintages....I'd buy 2 or 3 of each and try 1. Thanks. It is a beautiful wine, but I can't seem to find many tasting notes / reviews though. This is Carl Doumani who founded Stag's Leap Winer...
by Kris Patten
July 2nd, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If Pomerol did have a classification....?
Replies: 83
Views: 5794

Re: If Pomerol did have a classification....?

Question for the experts: of the pomerol super seconds (VCC, Trotanoy, Eglise Clinet) which is the value pick of the last decade? ‘12 or ‘14? (‘09, ‘10 and ‘16 sitting clearly in a higher piece&quality bracket) 2011 VCC would win my nomination for value pick of the decade, and if you like more Cabe...
by Kris Patten
June 30th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205789

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Ah, missed that. Hope it met or exceeded expectations! Exceeded, but my bar was low. Today was a cocktail day, so nothing exciting to report. Did pick up some local stuff I wanted to try - OCD #5 Glenn Creek Distillery (using Old Crow yeast, if I understand this correctly) and a bottle of KC 10 bar...
by Kris Patten
June 30th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?

I'd suggest you special order from Bob's. They can get whatever, but rightly so aren't going to stockade bunch of Rum. We still have Don Q Single Barrels in stock from 2005 and 2007 along with Vermouth cask finish. Some higher end Mt. Gay like XO, some funky Jamaican rum from Worthy Park if you want...
by Kris Patten
June 30th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1968
Views: 250746

Re: Official Costco Thread

G. Singh wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Suggestions as to which vintage to go for on the Como No Stag' Leap Rach Petite Syrah 2013-2016 ?
All strong vintages....I'd buy 2 or 3 of each and try 1.
by Kris Patten
June 30th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 30
Views: 1548

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

Like him or hate him Parker changed the wine industry for the better, in that more people drink wine because of Robert Parker, and better wines are made. Whether that wine is your style or not, doesn't matter, as more wines became accessible due to him. As far as Burgundy goes, one person can only c...
by Kris Patten
June 29th, 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 41
Views: 6144

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Our Elio Grasso landed so I'll be grabbing a 6-pack and mag of each. Will likely also grab Cogno, undecided on the rest.
by Kris Patten
June 28th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 58
Views: 2791

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Combination of not ready, as it was still sitting on lees early this year and Covid not allowing people to gather and bottle on that kind of scale for business.
by Kris Patten
June 27th, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Pierre Peters Chetillon
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: 2013 Pierre Peters Chetillon

Brad Baker posted below in another Pierre Peter's thread. Seems like buy, buy, buy. 2012 is an awesome, awesome vintage... everywhere except the Cote des Blancs. The Cote des Blancs had issues in 2012 with quantity and quality. Hail did a number on a lot of vineyards in the region, mildew hit, and r...
by Kris Patten
June 27th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Chardonnay still drinkable?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Old Chardonnay still drinkable?

2003 is a hot year, but since this is no malo Chardonnay, that surprises many, it has the malice acid to age better than most typical Napa Chards.
by Kris Patten
June 27th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 40
Views: 1058

Re: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?

Great topic, but some memories that I wish were still here. I have dozens of suggestions and comments, will limit myself and return to this in another post. Roederer Estate is as wonderful as everybody says. Departed: Mountain Dome out of Washington is no longer produced, IMO they were the single b...
by Kris Patten
June 27th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir

It was really good, Kris. I was looking for the 2010 but couldn’t find it (not uncommon). This was a worthy substitute. Cheers, Doug Having grown up in Brussels I have an affinity for Moules & Frites and just how versatile mussels are with 1000's of sauces. Thanks for sharing, brought back some goo...
by Kris Patten
June 27th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Joh Jos Prum WS Spatlese (1st attempt)
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: TN: 2007 Joh Jos Prum WS Spatlese (1st attempt)

I tend to like Spatlese painfully young or 20+ years old.
by Kris Patten
June 27th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 40
Views: 1058

Re: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?

Being in WA and selling it, we go thru quite a bit of Treveri Rose Brut and Blanc de Blanc Brut Zero since its local.
by Kris Patten
June 24th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666551

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2019 Bordeaux

Branaire Ducru Mags
Fleur Cardinale Mags
Malarctic Lagraviere Mags
Siran Mags
Dalem Mags
Tour St. Christophe Mags
Leoville Poyferre 750's
by Kris Patten
June 24th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Futures and chargebacks
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: Wine Futures and chargebacks

I always use AMEX for futures, safest card in case of a bankruptcy or business closing prior to delivery.
by Kris Patten
June 24th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3292

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Only buying magnums (maybe a couple 3L) at this point to secure the wine in the format I want for my second kiddos birth year. I picked up 3 magnums, nothing high end. We like the format for family dinner events. I'll buy 2020 magnums. Birth year for my son. I buy Siran thru Pontet Canet. No 1sts o...
by Kris Patten
June 24th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3292

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Only buying magnums (maybe a couple 3L) at this point to secure the wine in the format I want for my second kiddos birth year. Kris, I've only been buying magnums too, with the exception of HB. Any reservations on this format? I always worry that I'll never find the occasion to open one. Also, not ...
by Kris Patten
June 24th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3292

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Only buying magnums (maybe a couple 3L) at this point to secure the wine in the format I want for my second kiddos birth year.
by Kris Patten
June 24th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Covid Cassoulet - Les Cailloux, CalSegur, LeoPoyferre, LeoBarton, GrPuyLacoste
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: TN: Covid Cassoulet - Les Cailloux, CalSegur, LeoPoyferre, LeoBarton, GrPuyLacoste

Think I still have a single 1995 Montus Cuvee Prestige around somewhere, even the entry level Montus offers great value and little guilt opening them. As to 2000 vs. 2005, the big difference for me is fruit in 2000 vs. tannin/acid in 2005. 2005 has more structure that will just take time, likely a d...
by Kris Patten
June 23rd, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2128

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Ha...what a crazy time when that was announced WS WOTY in 1999! I bought as much as I could with the one bottle per person allo. Used ALL my family members! [wow.gif] Also picked up all the 95 still around Costco for $24! John Gilman gave the 96 68pts! [shock.gif] One bottle left...how is it? [chee...
by Kris Patten
June 23rd, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2128

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Finally decided on my last 24 oz. Flannery CA Reserve and my last 1996 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages. Ha...what a crazy time when that was announced WS WOTY in 1999! I bought as much as I could with the one bottle per person allo. Used ALL my family members! [wow.gif] Also picked up all the 95 stil...
by Kris Patten
June 21st, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2128

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Finally decided on my last 24 oz. Flannery CA Reserve and my last 1996 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages. Ha...what a crazy time when that was announced WS WOTY in 1999! I bought as much as I could with the one bottle per person allo. Used ALL my family members! [wow.gif] Also picked up all the 95 stil...
by Kris Patten
June 21st, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2128

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Finally decided on my last 24 oz. Flannery CA Reserve and my last 1996 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages.
by Kris Patten
June 21st, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205789

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mike Maguire wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 9:43 pm
For a daily sipper you could do a lot worse than Early Times BIB for $25 a Ltr.Thats
right Early Times!
Sazerac is purchasing ET from Brown Forman, should close in Aug/Sept along with Collingwood and Canadian Mist.
by Kris Patten
June 21st, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2128

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 7:22 am
2017 Daniel Rion Beaux Monts
Curious to hear about this, Rion is usually pretty awnry when young.
by Kris Patten
June 20th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3292

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

I'm in same boat with a 2019 baby. I'm looking at.....

Lynch Bages
Pontet Canet
Pichon Baron
Leoville Barton
Tour St Christophe
VCC
Pichon Lalande
Domaine de Chevalier
Siran
Les Carmes Haut Brion
Montrose
by Kris Patten
June 20th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1955 Chateau Augey, Sauterenes
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: TN: 1955 Chateau Augey, Sauterenes

I don't know anything about this producer, can you fill in some blanks?
by Kris Patten
June 20th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking much 2005 red Burgundy?
Replies: 32
Views: 1382

Re: Drinking much 2005 red Burgundy?

I haven't even thought about 2005 Burgs to open, thanks for starting this and seeing a peek of what folks have tasted.

Anyone drank any really high end wines like Rouget CP or Perrot Minot CdB? Won't even ask about Jadot Bonnes Mares.
by Kris Patten
June 19th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205789

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Garrison Brothers Balmorhea Just got this today and first time tasting. The color is incredibly dark. The nose is brooding caramel, bananas, some slight smoke, vanilla bean. Palate is just amazing chestnut, caramel, mouth coating vanilla. A bit hot on the nose and somewhat on the tongue but with a ...
by Kris Patten
June 19th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles
Replies: 16
Views: 778

Re: TN: 2004 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles

I remember when 2004s were released and I don't think its reduction, Buzz. There seemed to be a massive sulfur addition at bottling or prior to bottling that never integrated, to correct something in barrel, hopefully William Kelley chimes in, but I have never gone thru a lineup of more sulfured win...
by Kris Patten
June 17th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5351

Re: CMSA pushback

+1 and his account is private....is that new?
by Kris Patten
June 14th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bit of tasting notes fun!
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: Bit of tasting notes fun!

93
by Kris Patten
June 14th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2044

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Two come to mind immediately, many more exist, I am sure.

Savoie, Annecy
Burgundy, Beaune
by Kris Patten
June 14th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3254

Re: Best Brunellos

What was once considered the most overpriced wine in Italy has really come alive over the last 30 years. You would be hard pressed to find an estate that consistently releases mediocre wines nowadays. I don't pay as much attention to the category as I did 5-10 years ago - but it's a really open fie...
by Kris Patten
June 14th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3254

Re: Best Brunellos

Personal favorite is Fuligni, best value is Canalicchio - Franco Pacenti or Caprili, we sell previous 2.
by Kris Patten
June 12th, 2020, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Boudriotte
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Boudriotte

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Shhhhh...

Be sure to try Niellon too.
I definitely won't, nor would I recommend Ramonet reds to anyone. champagne.gif
I have a bunch of 2016....pretty sure I can't wait til 20 years old.
by Kris Patten
June 12th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 04 Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: TN: 04 Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre

after a disappointing bottle from another vintage, I felt like giving Raveneau another chance. Winner, winner. Super refined nose, herbal notes with menthol, super acidity that augurs for two more decades of life, clean but lean classy fruit and rainwater, a lovely bottle. Glad I have more. Nice no...

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