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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
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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: 201

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: 594
Views: 37379

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: 155

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: 483

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: 483

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
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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: 267

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: 250

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: 119

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: 247

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: 1305

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: 259

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: 299

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: 109

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: 857

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: 857

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: 1002

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: 497

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: 719

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: 289

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: 751

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: 1942

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: 300

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: 170

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: 594
Views: 37379

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: 556

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: 272

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: 2531
Views: 56991

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: 182

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: 1942

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: 1269

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: 1269

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: 1269

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: 271

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: 473

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: 543

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: 473

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: 4036
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