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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: 201

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: 215

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: 99

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: 210

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: 1174

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: 210

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: 242

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: 105

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: 740

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: 740

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: 796

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: 388

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: 16
Views: 356

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: 246

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: 582

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: 1612

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: 252

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: 160

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: 528
Views: 32191

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: 393

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: 210

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: 2496
Views: 38766

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: 167

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: 1612

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: 67
Views: 931

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: 67
Views: 931

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: 67
Views: 931

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: 206

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: 305

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: 12
Views: 444

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: 305

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: 3157

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: 347

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: 347

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: 1325

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
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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: 3157

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: 208

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: 3157

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: 485
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