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by Kris Patten
January 22nd, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 601 Cellars
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: 601 Cellars

Ian S wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 4:44 am
I'd be game to try a few. A less acidic Chianti might be nice from time to time. We don't drink much CA Sangiovese because it's cheap enough from Italy. Decent Chiantis are only $20.
Easier to buy Chianti from 2013 or get wines from Maremma.
by Kris Patten
January 22nd, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Recommendation for Newbie
Replies: 25
Views: 1304

Re: Saxum Recommendation for Newbie

These wines are polarizing, as you can see from some of the responses. I would suggest trying a couple of different vintages, not all 2011's, and a couple of different cuvees. I am a big Saxum fan, but 2011 was the one year I had mixed experiences. The '11 James Berry and Booker were each wonderful...
by Kris Patten
January 22nd, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1215
Views: 66176

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

We pay tariffs when can lands so it will be released in tiemly manner. Waiting can only risk incurring penalties.
by Kris Patten
January 21st, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Recommendation for Newbie
Replies: 25
Views: 1304

Re: Saxum Recommendation for Newbie

2011 is great at Saxum, they show really great aromatics and balance, unless all you want is opulence. Buy the Bone Rock for sure. Don't have an opinion on #2.
by Kris Patten
January 21st, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Fleur Cardinale
Replies: 16
Views: 1041

Re: 2015 Fleur Cardinale

This is a style where Bordeaux takes Napa to the hoop for value and flavor.

Others would be Frombauge, Moulin St. George, Fonplegade, Badette, Mathilde, Couspaude.
by Kris Patten
January 21st, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 601 Cellars
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: 601 Cellars

I remember liking the old 90's Atlas Peak Sangiovese, then found out it was 25% Cab or some such to allow varietal labelling.

They were getting fruit from Antinori Napa that later became Antica Napa Valley.
by Kris Patten
January 20th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Champagne Suenen Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: TN: NV Champagne Suenen Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

Thanks Dennis, been meaning to pick some of these up and try some various cuvees.
by Kris Patten
January 18th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris Bound in February
Replies: 20
Views: 1299

Re: Paris Bound in February

I wouldn't waste any time hunting down wines, I'd focus on as many long lunches at restaurants with great wine lists and drink the hard to find wines focusing on white and red Burgundy.
by Kris Patten
January 18th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Spirits QPR?? -- Diplomatico Rum Riserva Exclusiva
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Best Spirits QPR?? -- Diplomatico Rum Riserva Exclusiva

I'd throw out Rittenhouse Rye as top value.
by Kris Patten
January 18th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3081

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

I find epiphany moments come with people and company driving the moment and wine is involved vs. wine being the source of the epiphany.
by Kris Patten
January 18th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags
Replies: 30
Views: 2683

Re: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags

Might scoop up the Jamet 2010 Cote Rotie on the list for $275.
by Kris Patten
January 18th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1578

Re: Large format

Bordeaux, Cru Bojo, Champagne, and Red Burgundy .... and SQN mags each release. Only wish I could find Elio Grasso mags.
by Kris Patten
January 18th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?

Haven't tried this particular wine, but have avoided 2016 vintage and focused on 2014 and 2017. Too many great wines in those vintages to play roulette with a ripe year like 2016.
by Kris Patten
January 17th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: Tipsy Knitter, Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Retailer check: Tipsy Knitter, Seattle

I live in Seattle and haven't heard of them, their LLC is DDF Wines which is a residence in Capitol Hill.

Let us know how a transaction goes.
by Kris Patten
January 17th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3518
Views: 191747

Re: The Bourbon Thread

NickRut wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 6:26 am
Kris Patten wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 8:03 pm
NickRut wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Anyone seen the Larceny Barrel proof our in the wild yet?
Not released in West yet.

Thanks sir!
Looks like it will be in WA in about a month, should be in CA a bit sooner.
by Kris Patten
January 16th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3518
Views: 191747

Re: The Bourbon Thread

New Whiskey.... FEW has partnered with Alice in Chains to make a limited release Alice in Chains Bourbon finished in Tequila barrels, bottles at 101 proof. Think they made 150 6-packs. Are these available locally? Am a HUGE AIC fan (even have the Cantrell solo albums). We have about 48 bottles left...
by Kris Patten
January 16th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3518
Views: 191747

Re: The Bourbon Thread

NickRut wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Anyone seen the Larceny Barrel proof our in the wild yet?
Not released in West yet.
by Kris Patten
January 16th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3518
Views: 191747

Re: The Bourbon Thread

New Whiskey....

FEW has partnered with Alice in Chains to make a limited release Alice in Chains Bourbon finished in Tequila barrels, bottles at 101 proof. Think they made 150 6-packs.
by Kris Patten
January 15th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Emmanuel Rouget Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: TN: 1998 Emmanuel Rouget Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

“In 1996, the French Government told Jayer that he must either retire or forfeit his pension. In response, Jayer transferred his vineyards to his nephew, Emmanuel Rouget, but was still responsible for half the wine being bottled under Rouget's name until 2002.[1] Jayer's last vintage was in 2001. J...
by Kris Patten
January 15th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Yves Boyer-Martenot Meursault Les Tillets
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: TN: 2004 Yves Boyer-Martenot Meursault Les Tillets

alan weinberg wrote:
December 21st, 2018, 7:34 pm
So: $34/b so far!
$42.50 a go now....
by Kris Patten
January 15th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Emmanuel Rouget Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: TN: 1998 Emmanuel Rouget Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Pretty sure Jayer stopped after 2005 vintage.
by Kris Patten
January 14th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring release
Replies: 21
Views: 1843

Re: Saxum Spring release

Couple JBV, G2, and Booker. Pained me to pass on Bone Rock, but $148 priced me out, too bad as it's my favorite and 2016 is my son's birthyear.
by Kris Patten
January 14th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: TN: 2006 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

PHuff wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Looks like the cork was a problem......Did you use a Durand to get that cork out?
2006 was when RM tested the 3-stage cork to go with the 2-stage waiters key.
by Kris Patten
January 13th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée

Still have a 2002 in cellar somewhere.
by Kris Patten
January 12th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: TN: 2001 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba

Nice note, love Giacosa. We gotta grab lunch sometime, although your cellar seems to be about 7-10 years ahead of mine.
by Kris Patten
January 12th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 44
Views: 3747

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

My issue was, I'm in for Graciano, but dont need more Mourvedre, we will see if that decision is mine or made for me by passing.
by Kris Patten
January 12th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens
Replies: 35
Views: 1298

Re: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens

1988 of vintages I have had, all post 1987.
by Kris Patten
January 12th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 212331

Re: Official Costco Thread

SF tonight with 2008 Dom $156 2008 La Grande Dame $127 2008 La Grande Dame Rosé $267 So now that’s 4 different prices for the ‘08 Dom P at Costcos within a 45 minute drive of each other here in the Bay Area. At $143 a bottle wholesale, as quoted by a friend in CA to me, they can be anywhere from $1...
by Kris Patten
January 11th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decant advice: 2000 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Decant advice: 2000 La Mission Haut Brion

If you have more than one bottle, this decision gets a lot easier. But, if you have only one, you have to ask yourself, "Why did I buy this wine?" If the answer is anything along the lines of, "So I could, one day, enjoy a glorious wine in all its aged glory." then you're really cheating yourself b...
by Kris Patten
January 10th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decant advice: 2000 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Decant advice: 2000 La Mission Haut Brion

If you have more than one bottle, this decision gets a lot easier. But, if you have only one, you have to ask yourself, "Why did I buy this wine?" If the answer is anything along the lines of, "So I could, one day, enjoy a glorious wine in all its aged glory." then you're really cheating yourself b...
by Kris Patten
January 10th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."
Replies: 61
Views: 2238

Re: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."

Circling back here, I think the concept of folks saying 'undrinkable' to something they simply do not like is a 'challenge' because this comes down to subjective 'likes and dislikes'. As I stated early on, we've all seen notes of wines being 'undrinkable' without an explanation and to me that's a r...
by Kris Patten
January 10th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decant advice: 2000 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Decant advice: 2000 La Mission Haut Brion

Open and pound it in 30 minutes before it closes down.....or open it mid-day prior and leave open on counter for 36 hours-ish.

By all means open one, don't listen to the 10 or 20 year-team.
by Kris Patten
January 8th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 212331

Re: Official Costco Thread

In our area there is no Costco hub or fulfillment center, we deliver directly to each Costco. Your comparison to larger chain retail isnt really apples to apples, liquor laws are different, in Washington state, you can’t legally ‘make a deal’ with wine/liquor, you can set pricing tiers and the comp...
by Kris Patten
January 8th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Georges Duboeuf (1933 - 2020)
Replies: 16
Views: 1167

Re: RIP Georges Duboeuf (1933 - 2020)

I got the pleasure of meeting Georges years ago in Beaujolais, quite the gentleman and no one was a bigger proponent of Cru Beaujolais/Beajolais and region in general, and its rightful place on the world stage. I don't think Cru Beaujolais would be what it is today without Duboeuf, if not for the he...
by Kris Patten
January 7th, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 212331

Re: Official Costco Thread

Gene, Total is a big issue for Costco, you answered the question, as Costco price matches/surveys Total and vice versa with Total running many items at or below cost as loss leaders to drive consumer foot traffic then pitch them on their private labels once they are in the door. If 2008 Dom is $143 ...
by Kris Patten
January 6th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 212331

Re: Official Costco Thread

I think it’s weird how Costco allows such price variance from store to store. ‘08 Cristal is $229.99 at every store I’ve seen it at in the Bay Area. ‘08 Dom is either $142.89, $144.99 or $149.99. Some forumites in other regions have reported even lower prices for both bottles. Purchase price isn't ...
by Kris Patten
January 6th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Booze Spectator
Replies: 30
Views: 1711

Re: Booze Spectator

Their job is to sell advertising, last I checked. Add in that wine drinkers tend to have more expendable income and all above are super premium spirits it makes perfect sense.
by Kris Patten
January 6th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 212331

Re: Official Costco Thread

I think it’s weird how Costco allows such price variance from store to store. ‘08 Cristal is $229.99 at every store I’ve seen it at in the Bay Area. ‘08 Dom is either $142.89, $144.99 or $149.99. Some forumites in other regions have reported even lower prices for both bottles. Purchase price isn't ...
by Kris Patten
January 5th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Billard-Gonnet - Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens-Bas (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard)
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: TN: 2008 Billard-Gonnet - Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens-Bas (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard)

2008 feels like a tad more modern version of 1996....drink em young or wait 25 years, lots of acid, but missing thay ferrous component in so many 1996s so far.
by Kris Patten
January 5th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein
Replies: 34
Views: 1795

Re: Prieur-Roch and Bernstein

two similarities: neither is reviewed or touted much, both significantly overpriced. Prieuré-Roch obviously does not need reviews to sell wine. Furthermore, I think that the Domaine has had a sizable influence on quite a few young and upcoming vignerons. And people such as Philippe Pacalet. Obvious...
by Kris Patten
January 5th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein
Replies: 34
Views: 1795

Re: Prieur-Roch and Bernstein

It is kind of a night and day question here as there really are not that many similarities. two similarities: neither is reviewed or touted much, both significantly overpriced. I can't find PR reviews, but Tanzer reviews Bernstein and all his wines 2009 - 2016 garner 93-98 points from Tanzer, who i...
by Kris Patten
January 4th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where Do You Buy Your Vintage Port?
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Where Do You Buy Your Vintage Port?

Auction. It never really seems to go up in price from release to 40 years old....a 1985 is same price or less than a 2016.
by Kris Patten
January 4th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3525

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

I feel like I learned a lot more on wine and producers thru the old Parker board as I was starting ITB and had a ton to learn, from SQN to PYCM....but here for sure I learned some St. Joseph, Cote Rotie and Cornas producers I wasn't 100% familiar with from Charlie, Robert, and Adrian and some grower...
by Kris Patten
January 4th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein
Replies: 34
Views: 1795

Re: Prieur-Roch and Bernstein

Joel, What you reference is probably spot on....Bernstein is too new for collectors to have confidence in oak integration 20 years on.....same thing happened when Dominique Laurent, Dugat-Py, Perrot-Minot and others came on the scene, I remember when Denis Mortet was thought of as heavy handed on o...
by Kris Patten
January 4th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein
Replies: 34
Views: 1795

Re: Prieur-Roch and Bernstein

Joel, What you reference is probably spot on....Bernstein is too new for collectors to have confidence in oak integration 20 years on.....same thing happened when Dominique Laurent, Dugat-Py, Perrot-Minot and others came on the scene, I remember when Denis Mortet was thought of as heavy handed on oa...
by Kris Patten
January 4th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein
Replies: 34
Views: 1795

Re: Prieur-Roch and Bernstein

dcornutt wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 6:20 am
Wilson-Daniels reps Olivier Bernstein. I think that makes it expensive.
It was expensive before WD, like when Perrot-Minot appeared on scene at stratospheric prices from Martine's. Much like P-M I think Bernstein is starting to use less new oak and make more transparent wines to site.
by Kris Patten
January 3rd, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The greatest wine purchase ever
Replies: 24
Views: 3281

Re: The greatest wine purchase ever

Crazy, 72 bottles of Rayas 1978 CdP.
by Kris Patten
January 2nd, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Jadot Bonnes Mares, 2008 Roederer Cristal, ...
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: 2004 Jadot Bonnes Mares, 2008 Roederer Cristal, ...

Jadot's Bonnes Mares holding is one of their best IMO.
by Kris Patten
January 1st, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 262
Views: 10694

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

Brian Tuite wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 7:25 pm
Steve Manzi wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 2:54 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
July 10th, 2016, 1:56 pm


Kwiv it
??

Kweevay
No way, it’s Kwi-vit
I always thought it was KEY-VAY

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