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Re: Getting to about that time for BWE Wine of the Year....

I like the idea of a recent release. Not much experience with 2015 Bordeaux so it's hard for me to have an opinion. My favorites from 2014 are: Pichon Lalande Climens Coutet On the other hand, lots of great older Bordeaux to choose from. If we go in that direction, I think we should go with somethin...
by Winona Chief
on Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Getting to about that time for BWE Wine of the Year....
Replies: 25
Views: 381

Re: 2014 Duhart Milon: A JimHow, Gerry M, New Eng. kind of wine.

Good to hear, Jim. I'll be on the lookout for it. 2014, in general, is a very good year for Bordeaux (both red and white) and the prices aren't too bad. Pichon Lalande (about $100) and Climens (about $70) are both outstanding. I'm also a fan of the 2012 wines from almost anywhere in France - probabl...
by Winona Chief
on Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:36 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2014 Duhart Milon
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: ***DC '18: March 22-25***

Great, the two best Champagnes at MacArthur. I am very happy.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:11 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: ***DC '18: March 22-25***
Replies: 101
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Re: ***DC '18: March 22-25***

I buy a lot of Champagne, mostly at MacArthur. My thoughts: I am a fan of the Cedric Bouchard Cote de Bechalin BdN - less than $100. For NV Rose, Ruinart, Vilmart, Laurent-Perrier and Billecart-Salmon are all good choices around $70. Pierre Peters BdB for $55 is good. I would be happy with any of th...
by Winona Chief
on Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: ***DC '18: March 22-25***
Replies: 101
Views: 1708

Re: ***DC '18: March 22-25***

I went for the same deal as stefan at the Marriott Georgetown. As noted, not really Georgetown more like DC West End neighborhood. A "neighborhood" that is mostly nice hotels but conveniently located within walking distance of Dupont Circle, Georgetown and Foggy Bottom.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: ***DC '18: March 22-25***
Replies: 101
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Re: DC '18

I think we can come up with 24. Earlier in this thread, marcs expressed an interest. Plus need to find out if Rob & Susan and Jay and Peggy are able to join in. If necessary, I can contact some local wine people.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: ***DC '18: March 22-25***
Replies: 101
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Re: So what have you bought lately?a

Not buying much in quantity these days. Most recently 4 bottles of 2014 Climens @ $65 each and 4 bottles of 2014 Pichon Lalande @ $99 each. Had a chance to taste both of them last month and was very impressed. Thought the prices were reasonable.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
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Re: Sunday lunch: Champagne, Burgundy, Médoc, Spain - and Canada

1985 was an excellent year for red Bordeaux and Gruaud Larose was one of my favorites (along with Leoville Barton and La Mission Haut Brion, of course). Have to agree with Antoine; my preferences in white Burgundy are 1er cru from Meursault, Puligny, Chassagne and Saint Aubin. Lots of great stuff le...
by Winona Chief
on Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sunday lunch: Champagne, Burgundy, Médoc, Spain - and Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: Coming Event: BWE Denver, Saturday, Nov. 4

Exactly, the Condrieu was nicely aromatic and like Patrick, I didn't notice any intrusive oak. The Canon was a bit grumpy at first but opened up nicely. Always been a fan of 1985 Bordeaux, it's not a classic "great" vintage but they just taste good and the wines have had an exceptionally l...
by Winona Chief
on Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Coming Event: BWE Denver, Saturday, Nov. 4
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: Coming Event: BWE Denver, Saturday, Nov. 4

There was also an outstanding 2015 Condrieu, I think from Guigal (not sure which one). A lot of great wine last night.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:04 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Coming Event: BWE Denver, Saturday, Nov. 4
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: Coming Event: BWE Denver, Saturday, Nov. 4

Looking forward to this. We will be bringing a bottle of 1986 Climens.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Coming Event: BWE Denver, Saturday, Nov. 4
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: 2017 a Wash?

1967 Latour was (and still is) very nice.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2017 a Wash?
Replies: 6
Views: 132

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: 24
Views: 532

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: March 22-25***
Replies: 101
Views: 1708

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: March 22-25***
Replies: 101
Views: 1708

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: 145

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: 145

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: 520

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: 428

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: 253

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: 284

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: 284

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: 672
Views: 45223

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: 170

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
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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
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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
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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: 192

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: 376

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: 326

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: 149

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: 315

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: 1640

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
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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: 422

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: 125

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
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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: 1148

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: 1400

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: 663
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