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Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

I just did Thursday to Monday on Hotwire and got the Omni for $169 + + All in price for 4 nights was $855 or about $214 per night.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 54
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Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

We could also do Wednesday to Sunday if that is that is the plan.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 54
Views: 405

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

We can do Thursday to Monday. We will be having a longer stay in San Francisco on Tuesday but can make other arrangements for the rest of our stay.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 54
Views: 405

Re: Holiday Cheer

The 1990 LB is very tasty and fun to drink but the 1989 is a better wine.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Holiday Cheer
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: NM on 1986

Mr. Blanquito, there is still one in the cellar with your name on it.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:02 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NM on 1986
Replies: 20
Views: 176

Re: 2016 BWE WINE OF THE YEAR: 2012 CHATEAU BARDE-HAUT

We had a very nice bottle of 2012 Barde-Haute tonight with my own special tomato sauce and pasta. I liked it a lot. Much more Merlot than the average St. Emilion. Marjorie said "This is GOOD" I am a big fan of 2012 Bordeaux (as well as Burgundy, Rhone, etc.). It is an excellent vintage. Ha...
by Winona Chief
on Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 BWE WINE OF THE YEAR: 2012 CHATEAU BARDE-HAUT
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: NM on 1986

The 1986 Rausan Segla I drank with friends last Thursday was pretty fabulous - one of the best wines I had all year. I like it more than the 1986 Chateau Margaux. I think 1986 Mouton is awesome. Talbot is also outstanding, as are Gruaud Larose and Pichon Lalande. Though I have the in the cellar, I d...
by Winona Chief
on Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:41 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NM on 1986
Replies: 20
Views: 176

Re: ****BWE SAN FRANCISCO '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****

I expect that Marjorie and me will be around on Wednesday evening.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: ****BWE SAN FRANCISCO '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****
Replies: 145
Views: 2494

Re: 2012 La Fleur de Bouard revisited.

I know Jeff was a little lukewarm on 2012 La Fleur Bouard but Robert Parker gave it 91 points in his 2015 review and said - "This is a gorgeous opaque, ruby/purple Lalande de Pomerol that no one will be able to resist." Prominent DC wine aficionado Kevin Shin gave it 92 points and said - &...
by Winona Chief
on Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:09 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 La Fleur de Bouard revisited.
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: 2012 La Fleur de Bouard revisited.

I had another bottle of the 2012 La Fleur de Bouard tonight. It was wonderful as usual. My bottle states 13.5% alcohol. I was a big fan of the 2000 but I think those are long gone.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 La Fleur de Bouard revisited.
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Seeing nominations for 2016 BWE Wine of the Year….

I really like the 1989 Conseillante - drank lots of bottles of that great one, and still have one or two left. I have not tried the 2012 Conseillante so I have no opinion on its merits. I have had a lot of bottles (and half bottles) of 2012 La Fleur Bouard. Had another tonight, it tastes great and i...
by Winona Chief
on Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:04 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Seeking nominations for 2016 BWE Wine of the Year….
Replies: 60
Views: 1016

Re: RSVP--"Regrets only"

I love German Riesling Spatlese - easy to drink them. With the exception of JJ Prum and Maximin Grunhaus (which are great and age well for a long time), I bought too many Auslese. Partly it's that I haven't liked how some of the other producers Ausleses have turned out but also it can be difficult t...
by Winona Chief
on Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:09 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RSVP--"Regrets only"
Replies: 26
Views: 509

Re: ****BWE CALIFORNIA '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****

I vote for primarily in San Francisco with a side trip to Sonoma.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: ****BWE SAN FRANCISCO '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****
Replies: 145
Views: 2494

Re: Thanksgiving in Maine Day ONE: 2014 St. Innocent Momtazi

Opened a 2012 St. Innocent Momtazi (among others) with tonight's Thanksgiving dinner. Vey nice stuff.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving in Maine Day ONE: 2014 St. Innocent Momtazi
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: ****BWE CALIFORNIA '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****

Marjorie and me plan to participate.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: ****BWE SAN FRANCISCO '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****
Replies: 145
Views: 2494

Re: BWE California 2017

I can make it to either of those weekends. Not sure if Marjorie will be available.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE California 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 420

Re: BWE Hurricanes about to hit New York

Sounds like such a great time - so sorry to miss it. As a mentioned in a an earlier thread, I was leading an Appalachian Trail hike in Central Pennsylvania last weekend. Great set of wines. I've always been a big fan of Pichon Lalande so I'm not surprised they showed so well. Mixed luck with LLC - l...
by Winona Chief
on Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:50 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE Hurricanes about to hit New York
Replies: 41
Views: 1023

Re: Dinner at Château d'Yquem

Boy, I wish I was an "A list" type like Alex.

Had them both and my vote goes to Domaine de Chevalier.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dinner at Château d'Yquem
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: What are your top 3 Bordeaux Properties?

Hard to chose, my choices are based on what I have consumed and don't include any vintages in the current century.

Pichon Lalande
Mission Haut Brion
Gruaud Larose

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What are your top 3 Bordeaux Properties?
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: In 30 words or less, describe your wine epiphany.

December 31, 1977 blind tasting of red wine in Minneapolis. Easy winners all 1970 Bordeaux - in order: Lascombes (Margaux), Gloria (St Julian), Grand Village (St Emilion, I think). Non-Bordeaux others far behind.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: In 30 words or less, describe your wine epiphany.
Replies: 20
Views: 438

Re: 1994 La Gaffelière, Clos Fourtet, Lagrange, Talbot

I particularly disliked the 1994 wines from St Emilion - perhaps it was the disagreeable flavor of unripe Cab Franc. Better luck with Latour, LLC, Haut Brion and a couple others from the left bank.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:43 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1994 La Gaffelière, Clos Fourtet, Lagrange, Talbot
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?

Ian,

I am currently scheduled to lead a hike on the Appalachian Trail in central Pennsylvania that weekend. If this is definite I'll try to find a substitute.

No Bordeaux for me this weekend but a great dinner last night at Gramercy Tavern with Marjorie.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: TN: Pilgrimage to S. Florida- '82 Bordeaux with Stuart

Sounds like a wonderful time. Very sorry I was not able to participate. Those 82s sure are great. Haut Brion didn't get big scores early on but I have loved it every time I've had it.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: Pilgrimage to S. Florida- '82 Bordeaux with Stuart
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: '86 Mouton and Margaux

For the Margaux, I paid $50 a bottle on futures. I didn't buy the Mouton on futures but I think it was about the same price. I think the Mouton is a better wine than the Margaux. Talbot and Rausan Segla were both great in 1986 - liked both of them more than Margaux.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: '86 Mouton and Margaux
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?

Any news on this? We will definitely be in NYC for this weekend and are available either Friday (12th) or Saturday (13th) evening.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: Has anyone tried recent vintages of de Chambrun?

Sorry, no recent experience with de Chambrun - I don't think I have seen it in any of my local stores in recent years. I did enjoy many bottles of the 1998 (very good stuff).

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Has anyone tried recent vintages of de Chambrun?
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Questions re 2012 Burgundy

For less than $100: 2012 Hospices de Beaune (Louis Jadot) Volnay Santenots Cuvee Jehan de Massol 2012 Marchand Tawse Morey St. Denis Millandes For more than $100: 2012 Faiveley Mazis Chambertin 2012 Faiveley Latricieres Chambertin Agree with Antoine's suggested Nuits: 2012 Nuits St. Georges Cras - B...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Questions re 2012 Burgundy
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

A very fine (like 99.7 points) bottle of 1996 Lafite was enjoyed last July at Jim's place in Maine with a few DC area BWEers. Quite a comparison with the also great (99.8) 1989 Lynch Bages. A few shout outs to some of the greats I left off my only three greatest Bordeaux: besides the two, above have...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 1565

Re: 2012 Haut Bergey… A very solid effort.

I am a fan of these moderately priced 2012 Bordeaux. Pleasant to drink young and will add character with mid-term aging. I'm a fan of Barde-Haut and La Fleur de Bouard in 2012 as well. Also pleased by 2012 red and white Burgundy, 2012 German Riesling and 2012 Southern Rhone. I guess I just like 2012...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 Haut Bergey… A very solid effort.
Replies: 32
Views: 1403

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

I will go with:
1959 Latour
1966 Palmer
1982 Pichon Lalande
My choices are somewhat arbitrary - these are what first came to mind. Probably another dozen very close.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 1565

Re: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?

Tim,

There is a good chance Marjorie and me will be in NYC that weekend. I could probably do either the 12th or 13th but Marjorie has a distinct preference for Saturday night (13th).

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: Looking for 2005 Dom Perignon at NH liquor stores

Having tasted both in the last few months, I think the 2005 Dom Perignon is much better than the 2006.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Looking for 2005 Dom Perignon at NH liquor stores
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: TN: 98 Faugeres [St Emilion]

I think I drank my last bottle of 1998 Faugeres about 5 years ago. Very pleasant easy drinking Bordeaux. Went through a dozen 375s. I think I paid $8 or $9 a bottle for it. Nice to have around to have whenever and not in the mood to splurge or drink very much. Just bought a bunch of 375s of La Fleur...
by Winona Chief
on Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 98 Faugeres [St Emilion]
Replies: 12
Views: 200

Re: TN: 2012 La Fleur de Bouard

I have been a fan of the 2000 La Fleur de Bouard for some time. A nice easy drinking French merlot. I like it better than their much more expensive (like three times as much) special selection Le Plus. I think I still have one or two bottles left. Probably buy some of the 2012 based on Jim's review ...
by Winona Chief
on Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2012 La Fleur de Bouard
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Parker to give up reviewing Bordeaux

Just announced:

Neal Martin will be assuming full reviewer coverage of the wines of Bordeaux for the Wine Advocate.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 52670.html

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Parker to give up reviewing Bordeaux
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Re: So what have you bought lately?

AKR,

A few of my favorite Cotes du Rhone from MacArthur are:

2013 Charvin Cotes du Rhone Le Poutet - $18.99
2012 Domaine de Mourchon Cotes du Rhone Seguret Tradition - $16.99
2012 Domaine de Mourchon Cotes du Rhone Seguret Grande Reserve - $24.99

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 485
Views: 27156

Re: German wine epiphanies over the weekend….

Jim, Yes, that Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Eiswein was pretty spectacular but we had many other fine German Rieslings at the convention. Phil Bernstein at MacArthurs is a serious German wine expert (also very friendly and helpful). I suggest you tell him some of the German wines you like and...
by Winona Chief
on Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: German wine epiphanies over the weekend….
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: The man they call Winona Chief

Thanks for the kind words. BWE is great group of people. There are many members that make important contributions.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The man they call Winona Chief
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Only recent purchases for me (all from MacArthurs) were:

Two more bottles of 2004 Pol Roger Rose - a big hit at the Friday Black Salt lunch
Two bottles of 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Eiswein - another star of the Black Salt lunch
Two bottles of 2013 Ridge Geyserville

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 485
Views: 27156

Re: My wine of the weekend was…..

stefan, 1983 Rausan Segla was always a good one and a favorite of mine (sadly mine are all gone). In general, I think 1983 was a better in Margaux than 1982. 1986 Rausan Segla is a near legendary wine that is still slightly under the radar, though with all the raving about on this site it is unlikel...
by Winona Chief
on Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: My wine of the weekend was…..
Replies: 21
Views: 495
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