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by Blake Brown
May 28th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1213
Views: 82985

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Gathered with a few friends to taste some BdBs while exercising safe and healthy parameters for the social interaction. Putting together a full report, but here's a few TNs: NV GUY CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANC BRUT RESERVE- made from grand cru vineyards in Mesnil, Oger and Avize, this entry level bubbly...
by Blake Brown
May 28th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1878
Views: 239651

Re: Official Costco Thread

Anyone a fan of the 15` Kirkland Barolo from Langhe- $20? I read a few comments from March above, but seems a couple of folks are not liking it. Ran into a winemaker friend in Costco and he raved about it and suggested I get some. I noticed he had 6 bottles in his cart. Went over to find it and disc...
by Blake Brown
May 25th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 74
Views: 3923

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

I used to go with the Riedel Sommelier Burgundy Grand Cru stem for most, but it is so big and often I'm only pouring a small amount or on a few occasions, have a wine that can get lost in the large bowl, so I use the Sophienwald Red Wine glass which is designed for Pinot Noir and I prefer this over ...
by Blake Brown
May 24th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Mathilde Margaine of Champagne A. Margaine & Brad B, Saturday 5/23 @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET
Replies: 39
Views: 935

Re: Zoom Event--Mathilde Margaine of Champagne A. Margaine & Brad B, Saturday 5/23 @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Billiot sells a lot of their bottles on the export market and not so much in France. Vilmart is another one like that. Margaine is a bit more spread out and still has a good deal of traditional, local business. Billiot is normally in the 30-35k range though they may sometimes get up to 40k. Where I...
by Blake Brown
May 24th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Mathilde Margaine of Champagne A. Margaine & Brad B, Saturday 5/23 @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET
Replies: 39
Views: 935

Re: Zoom Event--Mathilde Margaine of Champagne A. Margaine & Brad B, Saturday 5/23 @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Thanks to all for attending and especially to Todd, Frank, and Mathilde for the work they put in to make this happen. The entire Margaine family is a special group of people and Mathilde may be the brightest star of all. I think we all have a lot to look forward to over the next few decades especia...
by Blake Brown
May 23rd, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Mathilde Margaine of Champagne A. Margaine & Brad B, Saturday 5/23 @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET
Replies: 39
Views: 935

Re: Zoom Event--Mathilde Margaine of Champagne A. Margaine & Brad B, Saturday 5/23 @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Another enjoyable Zoomer. Mathilde will most certainly win the award for the cutest winemaker on our calls.
by Blake Brown
May 23rd, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Part 3: A gathering of 4 on the rooftop with 12`Pol Roger BdB,03`Qupe Chard,17`Morey-Coffinet Romanee,64`Florina Barolo
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Part 3: A gathering of 4 on the rooftop with 12`Pol Roger BdB,03`Qupe Chard,17`Morey-Coffinet Romanee,64`Florina Bar

The 17 Morey Coffinet wines are excellent. I tasted through a lineup that included the CM Romanee, CM Caillerets, PM Pucelles, Meursault Perrieres, Corton Charlie, and Batard. The Caillerets was beautiful right out of the gate. The Romanee and Pucelles needed some coaxing but reached the same level...
by Blake Brown
May 23rd, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Part 3: A gathering of 4 on the rooftop with 12`Pol Roger BdB,03`Qupe Chard,17`Morey-Coffinet Romanee,64`Florina Barolo
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Part 3: A gathering of 4 on the rooftop with 12`Pol Roger BdB,03`Qupe Chard,17`Morey-Coffinet Romanee,64`Florina Bar

Joshua Kates wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 7:44 am
Sounds like a fun get together (especially as I seem to recall having seen a pic of the view from your rooftop). Nice about the Qupe and also the Morey-Coffinet, as I believe I own some of the 2014.

Enjoy!
Thanks Joshua. You reminded me to include some pics of the rooftop, so here`s a few:
by Blake Brown
May 23rd, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Part 3: A gathering of 4 on the rooftop with 12`Pol Roger BdB,03`Qupe Chard,17`Morey-Coffinet Romanee,64`Florina Barolo
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Part 3: A gathering of 4 on the rooftop with 12`Pol Roger BdB,03`Qupe Chard,17`Morey-Coffinet Romanee,64`Florina Barolo

Having had two very successful outings on or rooftop with our first attempts to socialize intelligently with friends, we replicated the event with another couple a few days after the last one. We maintained some of the COVID-19 suggestions providing a safe, clean and distanced environment while enjo...
by Blake Brown
May 23rd, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1213
Views: 82985

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

We were supposed to be eating at RimRock and staying at the Whistler Four Seasons, but the border is closed as is most of the world. We consoled ourselves with 2006 Taittinger BdB Comte ; as good as ever, luscious glycerin mouthfeel, and a mouthful of rich stone fruit, orange peel, lemon creme and ...
by Blake Brown
May 22nd, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1213
Views: 82985

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2010 POL ROGER BLANC de BLANC BRUT- this was the 2nd bottle I`ve had in the past 2 months and the notes were consistent with this very easy and elegant, mild mannered bubbly that has fresh and crisp citrus fruit with lemon and lime most evident plus honeysuckle and lemongrass notes blended in; it wa...
by Blake Brown
May 20th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1246

Re: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs

Blake, you know you're part of the gang here. When you're ready let us know. Arms wide open. Brig, I'm almost tearing. I love you guys and have so thoroughly enjoyed the 3 trips down to OC and the outings we've shared. As I mentioned to Chris above, a return is at the top of my to do list when thin...
by Blake Brown
May 20th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1246

Re: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs

Mel Knox wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Perhaps some Allen fruit....
Mel,
If you're suggesting I look for producers making wines from Allen, that is tricky in that the vineyard was re-planted in or about 2005 as I recall and its a different animal now and seemingly not conducive for comparing to those of the 80s/90s.
by Blake Brown
May 20th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1246

Re: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs

Mel Knox wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Blake,
I have some Gary Farrell Rochioli and some Rochioli Rochioli...when this is all over we'll get together with our friends at ABC and break a few bottles.
Deal.

Margi just told me to look into wines from 3 other producers, so I'm on the hunt and will report back.
by Blake Brown
May 20th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Concern in Champagne as sales drop
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Concern in Champagne as sales drop

Thanks Josh, I obviously missed the previous post and just now tried to delete this one to no avail.
by Blake Brown
May 20th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Mathilde Margaine of Champagne A. Margaine & Brad B, Saturday 5/23 @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET
Replies: 39
Views: 935

Re: Zoom Event--Mathilde Margaine of Champagne A. Margaine & Brad B, Saturday 5/23 @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Frank Murray III wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 9:59 am
Here are some more photos to richen the visuals and give you a better eye into Margaine. Enjoy!

Reminder....click on the photo to enlarge and show the quality.
No enlargement needed to detect the quality in the first photo.
by Blake Brown
May 20th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1246

Re: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges

Chris, A few years back (2016?) Burt and Raj staged a tasting at the Wasserman--Hone home in Bouilland of WS wines going back to 1985. I think the Burghound published notes. Mine read like, Wow! and Holy Cow!! All the real Burgundians did a good job of faking their enjoyment. Too bad Raj's plane wa...
by Blake Brown
May 20th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1246

Re: 3rd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges

Blake, thanks to an invitation from Viet Ly, I was on a small Zoom call with Ross Cobb last Saturday. With this thread in mind, I asked him about Burt Williams, their interactions through the two years Ross worked at Williams-Selyem and through W-S making the Coastlands Vineyard pinot (that vineyar...
by Blake Brown
May 20th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1246

Re: 3rd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges

Next round: 2012 WesMar BALLETTO VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR- I have to think we got an “off” bottle here as the 2 previous wines from this producer were very good and this one had some very different nuances that are difficult to capture in words; after decanting, it was poured in to a...
by Blake Brown
May 18th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM UPDATED VERSION WITH A SPRING 2020 UPDATE
Replies: 66
Views: 3644

Re: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM UPDATED VERSION WITH A SPRING 2020 UPDATE

This update comes from the sunny rooftop of our penthouse in Santa Barbara as my first of 2 3+ weeks stay per year was cancelled/ extended for obvious viral issues. What`s true is, the city is starving. With such a huge dependency on the tourist trade and even the day trippers from nearby European c...
by Blake Brown
May 18th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?
Replies: 41
Views: 1861

Re: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?

The most beneficial way I have found is to contribute to GoFundMe. I just attempted to buy a gift certificate from a large restaurant in LA and their website kept rejecting my entries so I called them and the lady who answered the phone had to ask her manager how to deal with it and they came back w...
by Blake Brown
May 17th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET
Replies: 27
Views: 892

Re: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 9:30 am
Another incredible session, and I am amazed by the fact that Benoit uses his own oak from his own forest for his barrels!
I completely agree Todd. Talk about terroir. From a vibration/ frequency standpoint, he really keeps it all in the same vacuum.
by Blake Brown
May 17th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1213
Views: 82985

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Sorry to hear the 2012 Roederer was less than great; just bought a few this week. We had the Lanson Champagne Rose Noble Cuvee last night. It isn't the most complex champagne I've had recently, but it was nonetheless a joy to drink. Hold on Neal. I've had at least 5 bottles of the 12` Roederer and ...
by Blake Brown
May 17th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Part 2: A safe gathering of 4 on the rooftop with appetizers, 08` Charles Heidsieck 15`PYCM La Chateniere 07`Caymus SS
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Part 2: A safe gathering of 4 on the rooftop with appetizers, 08` Charles Heidsieck 15`PYCM La Chateniere 07`Caymus SS

Having had a very successful outing on or rooftop with our first attempt to socialize intelligently with friends, we replicated the event with another couple about a week later. We maintained some of the COVID-19 suggestions providing a safe, clean and distanced environment while enjoying some fine ...
by Blake Brown
May 17th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1213
Views: 82985

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Blake, It is interesting that you note that same pepper and hazlenut note in this that you found in past Piper-Heidsiecks (and Bruno Paillard). They both are made at the same winery so maybe there is something to that. Have you found this in other Charles Heidsiecks? This is getting interesting. It...
by Blake Brown
May 16th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1213
Views: 82985

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 CHARLES HEIDSIECK BRUT MILLESIME- 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay; disgorged February 2019 with 8 gpl dosage; this was the first of a few bottles I purchased and I wasn’t sure what to expect and then once tasted, I was surprised to discover it had a streak of pepper and hazelnut running though i...
by Blake Brown
May 16th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET
Replies: 27
Views: 892

Re: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Blake, Benoit's Rose is actually done via the maceration method. I know that lots of folks use maceration and saignee interchangeably for Champagne to let people know that it isn't a blended Rose, but this is why Benoit consistently pointed out that he makes a Rose of maceration. Brad, I failed to ...
by Blake Brown
May 16th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET
Replies: 27
Views: 892

Re: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Appreciate all the energy and effort from Brad, Todd and Frank for making this happen as well as Benoit`s. I found the rose for $128 from Vinopolis, as Frank stated, and see that is made in the saignee method FWIIW which if mentioned on the Zoom call, I missed.
by Blake Brown
May 15th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET
Replies: 27
Views: 892

Re: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Maps and photos plus the producer info is really appreciated as well as all of the coordination, time and energy Frank, Brad and Todd put out- much gratitude to you guys. I love the increase in the learning curve about all things champagne.
by Blake Brown
May 14th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1246

Re: Updated with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges

I was impressed with the first bottle of Woodenhead Pinot and since I bought 5, I was anxious to try another couple. I also have another Cobb to try and so here’s some TNs and impressions: 2013 WOODENHEAD RITCHIE VINEYARD CINDER CONE UNFINED & UNFILTERED RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR- 13% abv; thi...
by Blake Brown
May 14th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A safe gathering of 4 on the rooftop with appetizers, 12` Delamotte, 17` Morey-Coffinet Houilleres and 08` Hourglass Cab
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: A safe gathering of 4 on the rooftop with appetizers, 12` Delamotte, 17` Morey-Coffinet Houilleres and 08` Hourglass

We visit Santa Barbara for the first time at the beginning of March. What a delightful city! It's very special Jeff. I used to live on Kauai and the only concession for me to return to the mainland was to find someplace that could emulate that island. Santa Barbara does not do that nor does any oth...
by Blake Brown
May 14th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A safe gathering of 4 on the rooftop with appetizers, 12` Delamotte, 17` Morey-Coffinet Houilleres and 08` Hourglass Cab
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: A safe gathering of 4 on the rooftop with appetizers, 12` Delamotte, 17` Morey-Coffinet Houilleres and 08` Hourglass

Blake, that's an awesome rooftop! I bet it's beautiful in SB now. Marshall, it's pretty nice year round here; in fact, we really only have 2 season, early summer and late summer. I'm on the rooftop almost daily. The pics do not do it justice as there is way more than what is shown in the ones I've ...
by Blake Brown
May 14th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1213
Views: 82985

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Extracted from another post that includes other wines and this is worth double noting: 2012 DELAMOTTE BLANC de BLANC MILLESIME BRUT- served in Sophienwald Grand Cru champagne glasses; 60% of the fruit sources for this comes from les Mesnil-sur-Oger, Ovize and Oger with 20% equal parts from each and ...
by Blake Brown
May 14th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A safe gathering of 4 on the rooftop with appetizers, 12` Delamotte, 17` Morey-Coffinet Houilleres and 08` Hourglass Cab
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: A safe gathering of 4 on the rooftop with appetizers, 12` Delamotte, 17` Morey-Coffinet Houilleres and 08` Hourglass

Honest question Blake & Mike, really. We're wanting to do the same with my in-laws which really miss us & especially their grandkids, but how do you handle......(impossible to be delicate here) your guests needs to enter your home and use your washroom? Chris and all, we have an ideal set up in tha...
by Blake Brown
May 13th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A safe gathering of 4 on the rooftop with appetizers, 12` Delamotte, 17` Morey-Coffinet Houilleres and 08` Hourglass Cab
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: A safe gathering of 4 on the rooftop with appetizers, 12` Delamotte, 17` Morey-Coffinet Houilleres and 08` Hourglass

Well done Blake! We have been doing the same thing with family and friends, outside and separated. champagne.gif Thanks Mike. We need some happy time to boost our immune system and most all of the fun things to do in life have been shut down or restricted. My philosophy is that more fun leads to mo...
by Blake Brown
May 13th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A safe gathering of 4 on the rooftop with appetizers, 12` Delamotte, 17` Morey-Coffinet Houilleres and 08` Hourglass Cab
Replies: 15
Views: 682

A safe gathering of 4 on the rooftop with appetizers, 12` Delamotte, 17` Morey-Coffinet Houilleres and 08` Hourglass Cab

It’s been quite the shutdown of doing things we`re passionate about in order to be safe, clean and distanced during this crazy time. One of my big misses is the weekly, bi-monthly and monthly wine groups that I’m a part of. After about 3 months, it seemed reasonable to invite another couple over for...
by Blake Brown
May 12th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An absolutely fabulous history of Joe Rochioli, Jr. and the iconic Rochioli Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: An absolutely fabulous history of Joe Rochioli, Jr. and the iconic Rochioli Vineyard

I've been a big fan of their wines since first tasting them in the early '90's. Not my usual style, and I don't drink them that often, but when I do, I always enjoy. It's always been the SB, which is hard to beat off a restaurant list, and the Pinot. I've never really dipped into the Chard. Are fol...
by Blake Brown
May 12th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bollinger Special Cuvée
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: TN: Bollinger Special Cuvée

Doug Schulman wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 10:05 am
Nice note, Jim. This is one of my favorite values in Champagne. I think it's one of the rare cases where a big house does better than almost every grower in this price range. It's actually the only example I can think of.
+ 1 on all comments
by Blake Brown
May 12th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An absolutely fabulous history of Joe Rochioli, Jr. and the iconic Rochioli Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: An absolutely fabulous history of Joe Rochioli, Jr. and the iconic Rochioli Vineyard

Blake: I'm on his mailing list, so I saw this. Lots of good pix and history. I contacted Rusty about maybe taking over his letter with a friend of mine. He said he'd been swamped with similar requests and decided he just could not give it up. So he's doing "special issues" and reviewing pinots from...
by Blake Brown
May 12th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An absolutely fabulous history of Joe Rochioli, Jr. and the iconic Rochioli Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 374

An absolutely fabulous history of Joe Rochioli, Jr. and the iconic Rochioli Vineyard

My friend, Rusty Gafffney, the self proclaimed Prince of Pinot Noir and author of his Pinot centric newsletter, PinotFile has come out of semi-retirement to write a few special articles and his most recent is a must read for all as it is heartwarming and full of what can happen when one is passionat...
by Blake Brown
May 9th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2291

Re: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET

Another Saturday morning treat. Loved it. Favorite quote "wood is a good servant but a bad master". This served to re-stimulate a fabulous time I had pouring Virmart at a trade tasting in LA in December, 2019. Here's the story: I recently had the good fortune to pour champagne as a volunteer for the...
by Blake Brown
May 9th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1246

Re: In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges

Blake, Another approach would be look at people who have access to some of the same vineyards, Gary Farrell and Tom Rochioli for starters. The Pellegrinis owns Olivet Lane and make wine and sell grapes. I've always thought that if you crossed the aromatics of WesMar with the body of Woodenhead, you...
by Blake Brown
May 8th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1246

Re: In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges

Chris, didn't you really like the Chard too? I thought we had tasted together at Franktacullar and it was one of the wines of the event. Yes, I thought the Cobb Mariani 2016 was my favorite wine among so many excellent wines at the 2019 Franktacular. Cobb Chardonnay 2016 Mariani Vineyard. I think t...
by Blake Brown
May 7th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1246

Re: In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges

2009 Cobb Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak [/url] - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/4/2016) Blind. Guessed Rhys Bearwallow PN - that's a compliment. Deep maroon color. Crazy nose, aroma pouring out of the stem. Molasses and berries. Unripe strawberry and rhubarb. Woody note. This drank amazin...
by Blake Brown
May 7th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1246

Re: In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges

I only have two notes but had quite a bit as they've shown up at Falltacular. Everything has been very good and I remember teh chardonnay being outstanding. 2012 Cobb Pinot Noir Jack Hill Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (10/27/2016) Just the Bro' (Maro Grill, Laguna Beach) :...
by Blake Brown
May 7th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs
Replies: 25
Views: 1246

2nd Update with new TNs/ In search of wines from Burt Williams` proteges/ SVDs

Since Burt Williams passed last December and my stash of his wines is starting to dwindle, I`ve been checking out wines made by some of the people who worked under him during the time he crafted legendary wines from 1983-1997 under the Williams Selyem label. Over the years, Burt has mentioned some t...

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