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Re: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.

This is so sad. I have been reading (on Facebook) about the devastating effects of wildfires in Sonoma (and parts of Napa) wine country. Much damage at a number of wineries.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.
Replies: 19
Views: 359

Re: DC '18

I can work something out for the Thursday night dinner. I won't need to make arrangements until about 6 or 7 weeks before. Charlie Palmer needs to be done several months in advance.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: DC '18
Replies: 37
Views: 570

Re: DC '18

Big problem is having a big group on a Saturday night - hard to do at most places on a Saturday night. Very difficult to get a big space for 6 to 8 hours Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights are better for doing nicer restaurants, especially if the numbers are a little smaller. Most of the wine din...
by Winona Chief
on Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: DC '18
Replies: 37
Views: 570

Re: Goodbye Cassini

And he was also one of the stars in one of my favorite movies - Repo Man

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Goodbye Cassini
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Goodbye Cassini

Just watched it - end of an era.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Goodbye Cassini
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Denver BWE OFFLINE...88 Bordeaux

Arv,

Perhaps you are unaware that Blanquito (like Obi-Wan Kenobi) is a Jedi Master. He whispers the magic words - a slight variation of "These aren't the Droids you're looking for" and then corkage is allowed.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Denver BWE OFFLINE...88 Bordeaux
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: 1998 Certan De May

I'm a fan of Certan de May. Love the 1982 - it's in a great place right now. I also liked the 1979 vintage, an under the radar but excellent Pomerol vintage. More recently, the 1998 CdM is very nice in a more elegant style.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1998 Certan De May
Replies: 17
Views: 399

Re: Yeah!

Another Yeah! Congratulations to MC, well deserved.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:18 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Yeah!
Replies: 15
Views: 227

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

That truly outstanding 2014 Coutet is widely available at $35 to $45. If you are fan of Sauternes/Barsac it should be on your shopping list. A 2001 Spatlese from JJ Prum is guaranteed to please and this Graacher Himmelreich was no exception - wonderful stuff. Jim is not exaggerating, that 375 of 198...
by Winona Chief
on Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:34 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Winona Chief and Marjorie arrive at BWE Mecca in Maine.
Replies: 11
Views: 259

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

Both the l'Evangile and Vieux Chateau Certan showed us the greatness of the 1998 vintage in Pomerol - stunning. All the wines were wonderful. We enjoyed them over a period of 6 hours so we had time to really appreciate each wine. The 1989 Lynch was perfection. I thought the 1996 Dom was at its peak....
by Winona Chief
on Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Winona Chief and Marjorie arrive at BWE Mecca in Maine.
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Stefan,

Great price on that 2000 Giscours. I drank a bottle a few weeks ago - very nice wine. It's in a good place right now.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 632
Views: 42053

Re: 2 excellent wines

That 2013 Ridge Geyserville was one of our July 4th wines - we liked it a lot. I have been buying Geyserville regularly since the mid-80s.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2 excellent wines
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Concur on Mouton's Demotion

I don't drink enough Lafite to evaluate it fairly. When I first got into wine (late 70s), Lafite wasn't doing much - Latour was so much better. I didn't find Lafite particularly exciting in 1983, 1988 and 1990 vintages so I just concentrated on my favorites (Palmer, Gruaud, Pichon Lalande, La Missio...
by Winona Chief
on Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:59 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Concur on Mouton's Demotion
Replies: 32
Views: 628

Re: Concur on Mouton's Demotion

I attended a major Leoville Las Cases vertical in April and a similar comprehensive Mouton Rothschild vertical in May - each with the respective directors of each estate. I concluded that Mouton deserved it's First Growth status and that LLC wasn't far behind. I thought the Moutons had a special opu...
by Winona Chief
on Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:09 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Concur on Mouton's Demotion
Replies: 32
Views: 628

May 10, Mouton Rothschild vertical in DC

What to do on another ho-hum Wednesday night in DC. Oh, wait, there is a dinner with Philippe Dhalluin, Managing Director of Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Bernard Burtschy, Paris wine critic (Le Figaro). The dinner was organized by local wine-lover Bijan Jabbari. Phillippe Dhalluin was extremely kno...
by Winona Chief
on Fri May 19, 2017 3:11 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: May 10, Mouton Rothschild vertical in DC
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Fabulous Leoville Las Cases Vertical in DC

Great Leoville Las Cases vertical at Ripple in DC last week organized by Panos Kakaviatos. The wines were presented by Pierre Graffeuille, Director of Domaines Delon who flew to DC for the occasion. We sampled most of the best vintages of LLC between 1975 and 1996 (1975, 1982, 1986, 1989, 1990 and 1...
by Winona Chief
on Mon May 01, 2017 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Fabulous Leoville Las Cases Vertical in DC
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Bon Voyage dinner for Tom and Gail (not long to be) in DC

Sad to see Tom and Gail leave the DC area but hope to see them occasionally on our frequent trips out to Colorado. As to the dinner, a great time was had by all as we drank through a number of BWE legends. Both Champagnes were excellent - like others, I had a slight preference for the Pommery. A cou...
by Winona Chief
on Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:57 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Bon Voyage dinner for Tom and Gail (not long to be) in DC
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Seven times seven

Lafite: 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1996, 2000 Mouton: 1982, 1986, 1988, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002 Latour: 1982, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1996, 2000 Margaux: 1983, 1986, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000 Haut Brion: 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000 La Mission: 1978, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1998, 20...
by Winona Chief
on Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:31 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Seven times seven
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Is a young Ridge Vineyards Zin the epiphany of young wines?

Always been a fan, very reliable. I have been enjoying Ridge Zins since the mid-80s.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:40 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is a young Ridge Vineyards Zin the epiphany of young wines?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Pape Clement @ the Musket Room 4/3

I am not one of those people complaining about 1986 Bordeaux. I like the vintage. I think most of them are really starting to strut their stuff.

I am a big fan of the 1996 Pape Clement. Very good plus it was relatively cheap for a long time.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:05 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Pape Clement @ the Musket Room 4/3
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Sauternes lovers: wassup with the 2001s?

2001 Suduiraut is doing very well right now, a bit on the young side but very enjoyable. Probably good for another 20+ years.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sauternes lovers: wassup with the 2001s?
Replies: 20
Views: 1518

Re: 2017 BWE SF: Saturday

By Saturday night, I fear my brain was a bit wine-addled so I don't have a whole lot to say. My favorites were probably the 1982 L'Evangile followed by the 1982 Certan de May. I think I must be in a Pomerol state of mind because on Thursday night, my favorites were the 1989 Le Conseillante and 1989 ...
by Winona Chief
on Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2017 BWE SF: Saturday
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: 2002 Leoville Barton has been uncorked and other ramblings.

I usually plan a visit to Minnesota in February. Of course I don't mind snow or cold weather. January is for hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Leoville Barton has been uncorked and other ramblings.
Replies: 17
Views: 390

Re: 2017 BWE SF: Thursday

Great notes Nic but my are you a tough grader. I would probably add 3 to 6 points to each of your scores.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2017 BWE SF: Thursday
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO

All three wines were very good. I thought the Lynch showed very well - for me, it was a toss-up with the Baron for best wine. Surprised that the Lalande was third place on my card. All the wines (and particularly the Lynch) could have used longer decanting time.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:26 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Replies: 53
Views: 1084

Re: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Meanwhile the 1989 Pichon Lande is relaxing by the pool with a smile.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Replies: 53
Views: 1084

Re: Packing for BWE 2017? Declare your 96s for a blind flight!

1992 Dominus

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1241

Re: Light Boosting your expectations for BWE 2017

stefan wrote:That's a nice theme: 1982 Bdx that are not first growths. There are so many great ones...


I think that is a great idea for one of the themes for Saturday Night.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Light Boosting your expectations for BWE 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 584

Re: Biggest Recent Disappointment?

1986 La Mission Haut Brion - last December, a good wine in the 90-92 point range. OK, that's no so bad but at the same dinner, 1986 Rausan Segla (96) was a big step up as was 1982 Gruaud Larose (97). Even 1998 Pape Clement (93) topped the 1986 LMHB. Past examples produced similar results - solid win...
by Winona Chief
on Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Biggest Recent Disappointment?
Replies: 23
Views: 857

Re: TN: 2000 GPL

I'm not sure I would go so far as to say GPL "is the most overrated wine in the Medoc". I don't have enough experience to judge GPL in vintages after 1996. But with limited samples, I haven't been particularly impressed with 2000-2010. I won't be trashing GPL because I have had very positi...
by Winona Chief
on Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2000 GPL
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: BWE'17 - Wednesday night at Ed's

Marjorie and me plan to join in on Wednesday evening. Have to look around but pretty sure we can bring something fortified that is more than 60 years old.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE'17 - Wednesday night at Ed's
Replies: 38
Views: 948

Re: BWE SF '17 Event & Payment Info

I was planning on bringing Cal Cabs for Friday night.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:18 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE SF '17 Event & Payment Info
Replies: 55
Views: 2434

Re: Thursday night in SF

I am certainly in favor of doing several bottle of Champagne - taking our time with two flights of 2 or 3 bottles each.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:42 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thursday night in SF
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Two young wines: Bordeaux and Bourgogne

We drank a bottle of the 1982 Haut Batailley last week. It was fresh and a bit tart, bit like cranberry - went very well with pasta and red sauce. Probably getting towards the end of its prime drinking window. This was the seventh or eighth bottle I've had of the 1982 and all have been solid but not...
by Winona Chief
on Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Two young wines: Bordeaux and Bourgogne
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: So what have you bought lately?

3 2012 La Mission Haut Brion
4 2010 Siaurac (Lalande Pomerol)
2 1982 La Lagune
2 1985 Leoville Barton
2 1982 Certan de May

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 632
Views: 42053

Re: Who is gonna be in SF on Thursday night?

Marjorie and me will be around and Champagne (and Bordeaux and Sauternes) sounds like a great theme.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Who is gonna be in SF on Thursday night?
Replies: 24
Views: 700

Re: So who is staying where in SF?

We will be at the Omni Wednesday to Monday. Booked in two separate reservations: Wednesday was ridiculously expensive but reasonable rates from Thursday to Monday.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So who is staying where in SF?
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: President Trump

To change the subject,
Happy Birthday Jay

Don't know if the Donald has a problem with that.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2535
Views: 68129

Re: A Comtesse and a Chevalier

I had a 2001 Pichon Lalande a couple months ago and pretty much agree with Nic's take on it. I like it a lot, just entering its drinking window. "What's not to like?" - Exactly!

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A Comtesse and a Chevalier
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: BWE SF '17 Event & Payment Info

My check for both nights for two will be in the mail soon - probably tomorrow (Tuesday).

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:18 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE SF '17 Event & Payment Info
Replies: 55
Views: 2434
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