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Re: The 2011 Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba

That was my Barolo epiphany, so I can't say I have much experience. Perhaps Ed or Michael will chime in. I can say that the '62 was a Pio Cesare and one of the '64s was a Borgono. Don't recall the producer of the other '64...
by DavidG
on Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:33 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2011 Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: The 2011 Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba

I learned my Barolo lesson at the Friday dinner during the BWE convention in DC a few weeks ago. MichaelP and SF Ed brought some Barolos from 1962 and 1964 that were among my wines of the night. I never thought I liked Barolo until I tasted a few mature ones. So count me with Carlos: haven't really ...
by DavidG
on Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2011 Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: Bordeaux 2013

Jeff, your credibility is fine with me. I know your palate and can depend on your notes. You and Alex are both very consistent and transparent in your descriptions, even though your tastes differ significantly. That's very useful.

And thanks for taking the high road and not taking the bait Jeff.
by DavidG
on Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Bordeaux 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Holy mackerel is this '10 Fleur Cardinale a deep purple!!

I've been telling you, 2010 is a Jim How kind of vintage. Not 2009. 2010.
by DavidG
on Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Holy mackerel is this '10 Fleur Cardinale a deep purple!!
Replies: 21
Views: 265

Re: TN: Commanderie Bordeaux PR 1988 Bordeaux

Nice report, Carlos. Count me as a fan of the '88s, a structured but underappreciated vintage that has benefitted from time in the bottle. I've had the Lynch Bages and Haut Brion within the last few months and have loved them both. The Haut Brion's aromatics and complexity on the palate are exactly ...
by DavidG
on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: Commanderie Bordeaux PR 1988 Bordeaux
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Last-minute request: BWE dinner Friday in DC?

Oh well, figured it was worth a shot. I'll either take out some of the residents and staff or just eat rubber hors d'oeuvres at the PAC donor reception.
by DavidG
on Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:26 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Last-minute request: BWE dinner Friday in DC?
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Last-minute request: BWE dinner Friday in DC?

I will be in DC for meetings Thursday through Sunday and can escape for a wine dinner Friday night. Maybe Ripple or Bistro Francais at 7:30 PM if there is interest and I can get a reservation?
by DavidG
on Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Last-minute request: BWE dinner Friday in DC?
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Paris/Loire Trip

We spent 3-4 days in the Loire and had plenty to do, without visiting wineries every day, but also didn't feel like we needed to stay any longer. We rented a car and drove from Paris. Very easy once you got outside the city. Stayed at an old castle, Chat. de Noisay, just east of Vouvray. This was ye...
by DavidG
on Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Paris/Loire Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Sounds Like A Great Time

Uh, oh, Stuart's threatening you with that Putrid wine again. Or is it Petrified wine? Something rocky. Petrus? Putrid? Petrified? Something like that. Beware...
by DavidG
on Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sounds Like A Great Time
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: My top 3 wines Saturday night

The 2000 and 2004 SHL were both drinking really well. The '04 was a bit brighter with a bit more acid, the '00 was a bit deeper. Both were outstanding even if they weren't in my top five.
by DavidG
on Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: My top 3 wines Saturday night
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: the quick over quick Saturday night

The 1998 Trot and Clinet both went great with the lamb on Thursday. I preferred the Trot but the Clinet was also outstanding. Neither one was mature. They were drinking well, but not showing true aged tertiary development. I would say that will come in another 10 years.
by DavidG
on Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: the quick over quick Saturday night
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: BWE '15

Sarasota or France. France or Sarasota. Hmm...

Either way, I see a trip to Sarasota to visit Jacques and Jill in my future. With a side trip to Stuart's.
by DavidG
on Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE '15
Replies: 25
Views: 361

Re: BWE '15

Miami's nice. Tampa has Bern's. Anything else to recommend it? Other cities on the Gulf Coast? California's nice. France is great but we'd likely join for a couple of days.
by DavidG
on Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE '15
Replies: 25
Views: 361

Re: Many thanks to our wine family

Yeah, our attempts to resist were pretty pathetic. If it had been high school, we'd have been the most popular girls in the class. Or maybe these days middle school is the more relevant metaphor.
by DavidG
on Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Many thanks to our wine family
Replies: 15
Views: 302

Re: BWE '15

As unbelievably fantastic as our last BWE trip to Bordeaux was, and as much as I would absolutely love to do it again, I am a bit torn. Peggy is not nearly the wine geek that I am, and would not enjoy traveling to multiple Chateaux for tastings and dinners. There's no way I'm going to Europe (again)...
by DavidG
on Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE '15
Replies: 25
Views: 361

Re: My top 3 wines Saturday night

Saturday favorites
1990 Pichon Baron
1979 Pichon Lalande
1966 Gruaud Larose
2000 Leoville Poyferre
1988 Talbot (sentimental favorite)

Friday favorites
1962 Pio Cesare Barolo
1964 Borgono Barolo
1964 Rinaldi??? Barolo
1989 Gaja Barbaresco
2001 de Fargues
by DavidG
on Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: My top 3 wines Saturday night
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Many thanks to our wine family

Thanks to everyone who came and made the convention such a success. I echo your thoughts, Lucie.
by DavidG
on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Many thanks to our wine family
Replies: 15
Views: 302

Re: New Member - Carlos Delpin

Welcome Carlos, glad to have you join us.
by DavidG
on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:53 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: New Member - Carlos Delpin
Replies: 7
Views: 164

BWE '14 Blind Tasting: The Results

The wines were presented blind, with results as follows. I've also included the order in which the wines were presented, for those with ADD or excessive BAC at the time the details were revealed. 2000 vs. 2002 First place, by a wide margin: 2000 Léoville Poyferré This was wine #2 Second place: 2000 ...
by DavidG
on Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:58 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE '14 Blind Tasting: The Results
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Sad news, Christine Valette Troplong Mondot passes away

Very nice tribute Jeff. I didn't know her but after reading your piece I felt a little of your loss.
by DavidG
on Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sad news, Christine Valette Troplong Mondot passes away
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28

A few of us set off for the Air and Space Museum but stopped at Bistro Francais for lunch first. Excellent food and some pretty nice wines on the list to boot. Had a 1997 Ducru Beaucaillou - a very nice luncheon claret and one that kept us lingering. Never made it to Air and Space. Oh well, tomorrow?
by DavidG
on Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28
Replies: 92
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Re: BWE has landed....

Got in about 30 minutes ago. In Room 312 at Gtown Suites. Looks like I'm next door to Stefan and Lucie. Keep it down in there, you guys! There's some serious uncorking and sniffing going on over here. Looks like the two wines I'm bringing to dinner tonight are in decent shape. Going to wrap the bott...
by DavidG
on Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE has landed....
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

Well done, Jim. Hey, it wouldn't be any fun without a little pot stirring! Actually, I've printed ballots which can be completed as privately or publicly as one wishes. One side will have the rankings for the 6 wines in the 2000 vs. 2002 showdown, and the other side will be a simple "Vote for O...
by DavidG
on Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:31 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
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Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

I'm thinking the 6 '00 vs '02 wines will be scored and the "Sharpest Palate" award determined based on them, with written scorecards turned in. Then after Howard and Lisa announce the results of that segment of the blind tasting, I'll do a roll-call vote, DC style, for the '89 Lynch vs. Ba...
by DavidG
on Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:37 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 2999

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

Tom - if you have another 12-bottle styro shipper I will need one to get the blind wines from the hotel to the restaurant.

Howard - are you interested in scoring the blind tasting again this year?
by DavidG
on Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:40 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 2999

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

Snowing all day and through the night - should freeze by tomorrow AM and then warm up by noon with further warming into the 50s and maybe 60s but we're likely to have rain and wind, so come prepared. Here's the lineup of wines that people are bringing for the Saturday blind tasting. I would like the...
by DavidG
on Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 2999

Re: Where do I ship les pies de la whoopie?

That sounds ilke a safer and more convenient bet than sending them to one of us.
by DavidG
on Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:57 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Where do I ship les pies de la whoopie?
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Re: Need Bordeaux for the weekend?

Very disappointing list. No 2002s, the best vintage since 1961. I guess everyone has already snapped them up, or perhaps Jim has already cornered the market on them. Just have to settle for those lowly 2000s.
by DavidG
on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Need Bordeaux for the weekend?
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28

Jay Winton wrote:I'm turning on the Bubble machine.


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by DavidG
on Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28
Replies: 92
Views: 1702

Re: Lawyer-Philanthropist How arrives on the scene....

And so it begins. I feel like I'm watching the "No Spin Zone" on Fox, and How is the vinous O'Reilly. These guys consider the vote "fixed" if they aren't allowed to cheat at the polls. You want to talk shenanigans? Let's just see who demands to electioneer and speechify while the...
by DavidG
on Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:45 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Lawyer-Philanthropist How arrives on the scene....
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: the title says it all...

Clearly an attempt to further monetize the Parker reputation. The sold out mega-tastings in Asia are evidence that his name is still a draw, even if his reputation with many of us who followed him in the '80s and '90s is shot. I can understand why the new owners would do this. After spending million...
by DavidG
on Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:23 am
 
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Topic: the title says it all...
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: It's colder than a witch's nipple out there.

We're having lows in the 20s this week with snow expected Tuesday. Warming and sunny weather expected Thursday with temps into the 50s, then highs in the low 60s over the weekend. Not exactly warm spring wearher but hopefully not bad enough to mess up travel.
by DavidG
on Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:18 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: It's colder than a witch's nipple out there.
Replies: 48
Views: 755

Re: The BD Champagne Reception wines have been selected....

MMMMMM…. great selections! Bolly Grande Annee is one of my favorites, and the 2002 should be awesome. Don't know much about the 2004s and am anxious to learn!
by DavidG
on Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The BD Champagne Reception wines have been selected....
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: It's colder than a witch's nipple out there.

Maryland and DC are scheduled to get hit Tuesday night/Wednesday AM as it stands now, so travel should be ok Thursday. I hope. If not, well, even if y'all can't come we got a real nice box of wines from Michael-P to keep us warm.
by DavidG
on Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: It's colder than a witch's nipple out there.
Replies: 48
Views: 755

Re: It's colder than a witch's nipple out there.

I'm in San Francisco this weekend, and boy is it nice here. Nah, nah, nah nah nah.

Supposed to get more lows in the 20s and snow next week in Maryland. I might not go back.
by DavidG
on Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:50 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: It's colder than a witch's nipple out there.
Replies: 48
Views: 755

Re: 2010 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked and other ramblings.

Nope. No 2010s. Not gonna do it. Cellar full of wine. I'm too old. Wine's too young. Wouldn't be prudent. Rather jump out of a plane on my birthday.
by DavidG
on Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:36 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked and other ramblings.
Replies: 24
Views: 257

Re: 2010 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked and other ramblings.

But probably better than drinking them at 5 or 6 years of age. Maybe they're still showing their baby fat. Does Sociando even have a baby fat?
by DavidG
on Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked and other ramblings.
Replies: 24
Views: 257

Re: 2010 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked and other ramblings.

I'm with Jay. Infanticide I tell you, infanticide!
by DavidG
on Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked and other ramblings.
Replies: 24
Views: 257

Re: What are the 15 best wine bottles you drank

I like the "top of the head" idea because if it doesn't immediately come to mind, maybe it wasn't that great, just fantastic. In no particular order: 1. 1953 Margaux (the wine that changed my life; I couldn't believe wine could taste that good; drunk about 1978) 2. 1961 Petrus 3. 1988 Kru...
by DavidG
on Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What are the 15 best wine bottles you drank
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: 2009 Fombrauge vs. 2009 Berliquet

Yeah, I was pretty impressed by that when I saw he owned both.
by DavidG
on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Fombrauge vs. 2009 Berliquet
Replies: 14
Views: 124
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