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Re: DC '18

Thanks for all the good wishes everyone.
by DavidG
on Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: DC '18
Replies: 37
Views: 570

Re: DC '18

Thanks guys.

Stefan, at least 3 levels. C3-C6 for sure. Possibly down to C7 or T1 depending on how well the bone holds the screws. Posterior approach which is painful longer but should give a more solid fusion and less mucking around the swallowing nerves.
by DavidG
on Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: DC '18
Replies: 37
Views: 570

Re: DC '18

I would volunteer but am having a multilevel c-spine fusion this month and will be otherwise occupied for a while.Tom is no longer in DC, but we should have enough local talent to step up. That said, this could be done by email and phone from anywhere in the US. Whoever picks up the ball, if you dec...
by DavidG
on Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: DC '18
Replies: 37
Views: 570

Re: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.

How awful. Maureen my thoughts are with you. So sorry to hear this. I am glad that you’re safe.
by DavidG
on Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:38 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.
Replies: 19
Views: 359

Re: It's a jolly good time to be a BWEer, pip pip..

Very sorry to hear about your mother Danny.
by DavidG
on Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: It's a jolly good time to be a BWEer, pip pip..
Replies: 35
Views: 591

Re: TN: 2003 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

No raisiny over-ripe or confected notes. Just a really nice '03.
by DavidG
on Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:24 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2003 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Replies: 3
Views: 151

TN: 2003 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

⋅  2003 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (9/29/2017) Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill. Dark red, minimal lightening at rim. Opens over an hour to show a deep rich nose of cassis and black cherry, tobacco, hints of smoke/tar an...
by DavidG
on Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2003 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Getting impatient viz. the 95s and 96s

Patrick, do you use CT or some sort of program to track your TNs? I update drinking windows whenever I find a wine drinking substantially younger or older than expected. It’s far from foolproof, but I do look at them before opening a bottle. And it’s more accurate than my memory at this point.
by DavidG
on Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:02 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Getting impatient viz. the 95s and 96s
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Detailed Bordeaux Vineyard Maps

CV that looks fantastic. Great start. Wish I could offer more help.
by DavidG
on Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Detailed Bordeaux Vineyard Maps
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Son of a b!tch - state liquor laws.

I have a friend in far upstate, so if I actually had to travel to get wine from SWE I think I would arrange a visit to my friend and stop there along the way home. Of course I'd have to get at least 2 cases since its not a trip I would make often. In the true spirit of BWEism, any impediment can be...
by DavidG
on Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Son of a b!tch - state liquor laws.
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Detailed Bordeaux Vineyard Maps

by DavidG
on Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Detailed Bordeaux Vineyard Maps
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Review of numerous NV Champagnes

Nice report!

Billecart-Salmon and Bollinger are among my favorites. I'm not as big a fan of the Roederer as you, but I do like it. Give the Pol Roger a try.
by DavidG
on Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:10 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Review of numerous NV Champagnes
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Sipping '05 Barde Haut, trying to save the world....

Ahhh, the brake lights, makes sense... As I started to read, I thought you (and the defendant, really) were lucky that the DA was more interested in justice than adding a conviction to his record. Then I saw where you credited him as the real hero. That really impressed me. Very smart and classy mov...
by DavidG
on Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:31 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sipping '05 Barde Haut, trying to save the world....
Replies: 31
Views: 487

Re: Sipping '05 Barde Haut, trying to save the world....

Well done Jim!

Article's behind a paywall. How does a security camera (mounted on a building somewhere?) capture an image of a driver's foot on a brake inside a car?
by DavidG
on Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sipping '05 Barde Haut, trying to save the world....
Replies: 31
Views: 487

Re: So what have you bought lately?

I liked the Newton Unfiltered Cabs from the early 90s. 1991, 1992 and 1994 were a high water mark for modern California in my book.
by DavidG
on Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:37 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 632
Views: 42053

Re: Walter Becker, Glenn Campbell

Another giant. RIP.
by DavidG
on Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Walter Becker, Glenn Campbell
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Wine Tasting - What You Should Know About Wine Tasting

Dear Habib, This was one of the most creative and informative spam posts we have seen here. On topic, with lots of good advice. For that reason, and in hopes you may have something more to contribute, I will not remove the post or ban you, but will remove the misleading spam link to a web hosting co...
by DavidG
on Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wine Tasting - What You Should Know About Wine Tasting
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Yeah!

Congratulations!
Pol Roger Winston Churchill. 1988 or 1990.
by DavidG
on Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Yeah!
Replies: 15
Views: 227

Re: TN: 2005 Nicolas Potel Volnay Vieilles Vignes

Jacques, Sounds like dramatic foreshadowing when you started with "a dark and stormy evening in Sarasota".....how could the wine review have been positive. If we get down to Bradenton this winter(doubtful at this point) I'd like to finally meet you over dinner and a bottle or two in Saras...
by DavidG
on Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2005 Nicolas Potel Volnay Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 19
Views: 273

Re: What is (are) your favourite vintage(s) of Pichon Baron?

2000 and 1989 for drinking now.
2010 for the future.
2016????
by DavidG
on Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is (are) your favourite vintage(s) of Pichon Baron?
Replies: 22
Views: 595

Re: Two disappointments: 1998 Pape & 2004 Selbach-Oster Spatlese

Agree, it sucks when wines don't live up to expectations. But not too many German Rieslings will stand up to the memory of a well-aged 2001 JJ Prum.
by DavidG
on Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Two disappointments: 1998 Pape & 2004 Selbach-Oster Spatlese
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: What is your favourite vintage of Sociando-Mallet?

The only Sociando in my cellar is the 2000. Love the one you're with...
by DavidG
on Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is your favourite vintage of Sociando-Mallet?
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Best QPR wines from each appellation?

Seeing some of the votes for Prieure Lichine and D'Issan I have to say that was a tough call for me vs. Du Tertre.
by DavidG
on Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Best QPR wines from each appellation?
Replies: 21
Views: 489

Re: Shipping

Jon, my father was an executive with Parke-Davis until the '70s and worked downtown. I visited his office a few times. Went downtown riverside on July 4 to watch the fireworks a few times. We lived at 8 mile and Livernois, moved to the suburbs in 1965. I've never been to the Rattlesnake Club but hav...
by DavidG
on Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:53 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Shipping
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Re: Winona Chief and Marjorie arrive at BWE Mecca in Maine.

Well done! Not to take anything away from the wines, but everything goes better with a beautiful day and great friends.

And Jim, it looks like you do like aged wines with some complexity.
by DavidG
on Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Winona Chief and Marjorie arrive at BWE Mecca in Maine.
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Shipping

I've dealt with the Illinois obstacle for the past several years. Having just recently moved to Michigan, I was hoping I had left that headache behind. Sadly, it sounds like that is not the case. To complicate matters, wine options in Chicago were far superior to what I'm finding in the metro Detro...
by DavidG
on Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Shipping
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Re: Best QPR wines from each appellation?

My list is almost identical to Jacques':

Graves: Haut Bailly
Margaux: Du Tertre
St Julien: Gloria
Pauillac: Haut Bages Liberal
St Estephe: Lafon Rochet
St Emilion: Barde Haut
Pomerol: Rouget (the 1982 was my first ever Pomerol. Ups & downs since but I like its QPR)
by DavidG
on Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Best QPR wines from each appellation?
Replies: 21
Views: 489

Re: TN: 2012 Leoville Poyferre

Good perspective/explanation Ian. Thanks.
by DavidG
on Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2012 Leoville Poyferre
Replies: 26
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2012 Leoville Poyferre

I think he came in around 1995. The 1995 Poyferre was a pretty unfriendly wine a decade or more ago. BA used to have in business class and it was a curmudgeonly beast. Someone sold me a couple of mags of 1994 for a song...I can see why he wanted to get rid of them...the wine was emaciated. So there...
by DavidG
on Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:01 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2012 Leoville Poyferre
Replies: 26
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2012 Leoville Poyferre

When did Rolland start pulling the strings at Poyferre?
by DavidG
on Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:59 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2012 Leoville Poyferre
Replies: 26
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2012 Leoville Poyferre

Yeah that doesn't sound right Jacques. And not a particular characteristic of the vintage, either.
by DavidG
on Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:05 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2012 Leoville Poyferre
Replies: 26
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2012 Leoville Poyferre

Most of those descriptors sound about right for a shut down 5 yo Bordeaux, though heavy extraction is worrisome. I'll quote Blanquito and say it needs 5 years. Maybe 10. Then again, if it's not giving you any hope for the future, no point in keeping it.
by DavidG
on Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:52 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2012 Leoville Poyferre
Replies: 26
Views: 534

Re: Canadian ER (NWR)

Glad you are OK. Sorry for Lucie's unpleasant experience.
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Canadian ER (NWR)
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: 1855 keep as is?

Same take here. Not sure it would be possible to do a truly valid classification. How do you define quality? So default to price. And then what time frame would you look around? The classification is less relevant in today"s information-rich environment, where ratings can be disseminated within...
by DavidG
on Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:14 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1855 keep as is?
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: 2010 Canteloup

Does it go well with prosciutto?
by DavidG
on Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Canteloup
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Why Futures?

Peggy actually asked if I thought we'd be alive to enjoy the 2016s before she gave the thumbs up. I said sure, we can just How them...

Plus I got a good deal of enjoyment out of just buying them.

If I get hit by a bus, it's all on CellarTracker, with a separate spreadsheet of undelivered futures.
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Why Futures?
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: is 2009 a weak vintage?

So I opened a 2009 Cantemerle. The bottle says 13% ABV. After 2-3 hours it's showing a nose of dark fruits, tobacco and earth. Medium body, ripe fruit, good balance and finish. Still young but giving a lot of pleasure. Excellent. Some modern and some traditional characteristics. Not weak or thin. Gl...
by DavidG
on Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:45 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: is 2009 a weak vintage?
Replies: 119
Views: 9581

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

My first Prieure Lichine was the 1983. I ended up with 2 cases of it and have bought the wine on and off every few vintages. Often very good but not great, and at times an excellent value.
by DavidG
on Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 144
Views: 5148

Re: is 2009 a weak vintage?

This made me go back to Jim's first post, where he questioned the quality of the entire vintage based on a single bottle of Sociando. Just as that single poor experience is hardly representative, neither is a single great bottle. But I'm very happy to read of your excellent experience, Nic, as it ma...
by DavidG
on Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: is 2009 a weak vintage?
Replies: 119
Views: 9581

Re: Why Futures?

Peer pressure. It's Ian's fault.
by DavidG
on Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Why Futures?
Replies: 14
Views: 321
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