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Re: GPL vertical offline? In Colorado?

I just got back from Colorado a week ago (needed to get back East for the BWE in Maine) and expect to be there two weeks in August and almost three weeks in September. Could try to coordinate a time in November, December or January if necessary. With two grandchildren out there, I'm on Grandpa duty ...
by Winona Chief
on Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:41 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: GPL vertical offline? In Colorado?
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Rudy K on American Greed, CNBC 7/24 at 10 PM

RDD wrote:Yep.That event I was elbowed out of the way to get a pour of 1983 Margaux.When I said "Excuse me." They said "Who do you think you are?"I said "The one who provided the wine."


That's awful - what an a$$hole.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rudy K on American Greed, CNBC 7/24 at 10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 284

Re: Second wine of Chateaux

MAYBE, BUT SO HAS THE PRICE -- to ridiculous levels for many 2ds and the quality is rarely there -- I'm with Jim -- skip the 2ds and search out the cru b's, Castillions, Fronsacs or Moulis wines that are just as good or better for less money I agree. Most of the 2nd wines of big name Bordeaux produ...
by Winona Chief
on Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:16 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Second wine of Chateaux
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: What is your favourite super second?

Pichon Lalande, not really a contest for my mileage. 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1995 and 1996. I've been lucky to try all of these, and each is tremendous in the context of the vintage. True Bordeaux, yet with an extra panache that makes it stand out in a crowd of claret Same here. A...
by Winona Chief
on Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is your favourite super second?
Replies: 86
Views: 2577

Re: TN: 1982 Gruaud Larose

That 1982 Gruaud Larose is one of my absolute favorite wines. Furthermore, 1982, 1983 and 1986 Gruaud Larose and Talbot are all wonderful, as are 1982, 1986 and 1989 Meyney. Gruaud Larose was also very fine in 1981 and 1985. Love all those wines. There is some funk but not over the top, just enough ...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:15 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 1982 Gruaud Larose
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: How much Bordeaux did you drink in 2014?

In 2014, I drank more Burgundy and less German and Rhone wine than usual. I don't keep any records so this is just guessing: Bordeaux 27% Burgundy 23% Germany 15% Champagne 11% Rhone 7% California 4% Italy 3% Loire 2% Oregon 2% Virginia 2% Spain 1% South Africa 1% Alsace 1% Portugal 1% Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: How much Bordeaux did you drink in 2014?
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Easy for me to resist 2010 Bordeaux - I'll probably be 90 by the time they are in their prime drinking window.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 224
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Re: 2005 Meyney

Don't know much about recent vintages but Meyney used to be built for long aging. I bet from a big year like 2005 it should be good for a long time. Still have bottles of 1982, 1986 and 1989 Meyney in the cellar. Two bottles of the 1982 opened in 20012 were in great shape.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2005 Meyney
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: New vintage ranking 1981-2010

Not enough experience with vintages after 2001 to have reached any firm conclusions. I have liked the few samples of 2002s, 2003s, 2006s and especially 2005s and 2009s that I have tried. Don't think I have tasted any 2010s yet. I do like like 1998 a lot more than some of you - all that great Pomerol...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: New vintage ranking 1981-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Two bottles of 1982 Pichon Lalande and two bottles of 1995 Chapoutier Hermitage Pavillon (and of course, a few bottles of Champagne for normal day to day consumption). Except if Marjorie asks, I haven't bought anything. Wide World of Wines seems to be closed, dropped by the other day and the sign sa...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 224
Views: 5874

Re: Any one had Le Plus de la Fleur de Bouard

These are both produced by Hubert de Boüard de Laforest of Angelus fame. I believe the La Fleur de Bouard is the regular release of the property and the Le Plus is their special selection wine. Had it a bunch of times and I really like the 2000 La Fleur de Bouard - it's in a nice place now. I know t...
by Winona Chief
on Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Any one had Le Plus de la Fleur de Bouard
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Denver and Region

Blanquito Did a walking tour of the Fort Collins craft beer scene in early May 2013. Lots of great stuff but memory of just where we went is a bit fuzzy though I do remember I liked several of Odell's offerings. Pretty sure I've had a few (including Big Bad Baptist) from Epic. I know they had some o...
by Winona Chief
on Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:37 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Denver and Region
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Denver and Region

Go to the Chihuly exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. Seriously, it's that good. Thanks for the heads up - went there today with my daughter and granddaughter. Love Chihuly (whimsy and flights of fantasy in glass) plus it's a great time of year to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens. Haven't done much w...
by Winona Chief
on Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Denver and Region
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Have there been any great Bordeaux wines since 1989?

I agree that there were a lot of outstanding (and several great) 1989 Bordeaux. While there were many outstanding wines in 1990, I'm not as big a fan of them as some (though have to say Leoville Poyferre really knocked it out of the park in 1990). Post 1990, my favorite is 1996 Pichon Lalande. I've ...
by Winona Chief
on Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:18 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Have there been any great Bordeaux wines since 1989?
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Enabling -- '09 La Fleur de Boüard

I am another fan of La Fleur de Bouard. I have consumed many bottles of the 2000 La Fleur de Bouard. A really nice wine for $35 to $40 - not on release, just off the shelves of local retail stores as needed.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu May 22, 2014 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Enabling -- '09 La Fleur de Boüard
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: 1996 Pichon Lalande vs 1996 Pontet Canet

Also love the 1996 Pichon Lalande - one of my favorites from that excellent vintage.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat May 10, 2014 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1996 Pichon Lalande vs 1996 Pontet Canet
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Serendipitous Bordeaux Lunch

We drank a 1999 Haut Brion for Lucie's birthday a couple of weeks ago. While not fully mature, it was very good and certainly not closed down. Better luck than me! The bottle of 1999 Haut Brion that we opened for my birthday two years ago (May 2012) was quite closed down. Good to hear that it's sta...
by Winona Chief
on Sat May 03, 2014 2:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Serendipitous Bordeaux Lunch
Replies: 15
Views: 359

Re: Help with Tasting Ideas

How about wines from years divisible by five? :lol: Actually I think 2 (Family Feuds) and 3 (Border Disputes) are very good ideas. Also could do St. Julien versus Pauillac or Pomerol versus St, Emilion. But what about Bordeaux versus Pretenders (Cabs, Merlots, Cab Francs and Bordeaux style blends fr...
by Winona Chief
on Thu May 01, 2014 11:41 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Help with Tasting Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: The 2010 Cantenac Brown has been uncorked....

Tom In DC wrote:Early line on the BWE 2014 WOTY????

I gotta horse right here, his name is Paul Revere...


:lol: :lol: :lol: Great one, Tom.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2010 Cantenac Brown has been uncorked....
Replies: 23
Views: 724

Re: Forgive me BD for I have sinned...........

Bought and drank a really nice bottle of 2010 Shafer Napa Merlot this week - great fruit on this one. I am not ashamed.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Forgive me BD for I have sinned...........
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: 2001s

I am also a big fan of 2001 Bordeaux - lots of good stuff on the left bank. On the other side, I agree with Comte Flaneur on Chateau Margaux (probably the best 2001 red Bordeaux, at least that I've tasted). Also agree with Jim on the Pape Clement - another really good 2001. Haven't had either but I ...
by Winona Chief
on Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2001s
Replies: 15
Views: 596

Re: Last-minute request: BWE dinner Friday in DC?

Sorry, can't make it. We have NSO at the Kennedy Center on Friday night.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Last-minute request: BWE dinner Friday in DC?
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: My top 3 wines Saturday night

I believe Michael P said the Saturday night mystery wine was 1961 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière. I thought it was older than 1970 and possibly even from the 50s but ended up guessing 1967.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: My top 3 wines Saturday night
Replies: 16
Views: 596

Re: Need Bordeaux for the weekend?

I can recommend Wide World of Wines. Lots of interesting stuff downstairs. I have known the owner (Elliott Staren) for a long time. I dropped by this afternoon and picked up a few of the goodies that Jay posted above.

Chris Bublits
by Winona Chief
on Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Need Bordeaux for the weekend?
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28

RDD wrote:Barolo (?)


It's something from Italy i.e. not Bordeaux. :lol:
by Winona Chief
on Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28
Replies: 92
Views: 6013

Re: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28

What wines are people bringing?

I'll bring a Barolo, a Burgundy (a Saint-Jacques) and something from the Rhone.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28
Replies: 92
Views: 6013

Re: The BD Champagne Reception wines have been selected....

This looks very good. I'll be there.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The BD Champagne Reception wines have been selected....
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

I think I have a bottle of 2000 Calon Segur around here somewhere. I'll let you know.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 7535

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

I was NOT suggesting a blind tasting of 1980s Cordier wines. I am fine with the blind tasting of 2000 and 2002 that is being organized. What I was suggesting was that perhaps 1989 might be an additional theme for wines to drink with dinner given that many of the attendees don't have Cordier wines fr...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 7535

Re: Happy 14th Birthday to BWE!

Congratulations! The creation of BWE was a great idea and a momentous occasion. Its longevity is a testament to its success.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Happy 14th Birthday to BWE!
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

I think Jay mentioned he can bring a 1989 Leoville Las Cases. I have one of those at home so maybe I can bring that to the Saturday night dinner. I would prefer to drink the '89 Lynch and Baron with dinner. Not much discussion of the "Cordier in the 1980's" theme that was floated earlier. ...
by Winona Chief
on Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:22 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 7535

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

There is a rumor (don't know if it's true) that David Glasser has cornered the market in 1989 Lynch Bages. Maybe he can bring one. Of course he may be holding them back until the price gets to $1000 per bottle. --------- OK, so I just made that one up. Actually, I can bring a bottle of 1989 Lynch Ba...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:07 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 7535

Re: TNs: Some 1998 Chateauneuf du Papes

Funny you should mention 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape - Marjorie and me enjoyed a bottle of 1998 Pegau Cuvee Reserve this evening with beef short ribs stew. This is very nice and pretty much mature at this point but still very fresh on the palate.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TNs: Some 1998 Chateauneuf du Papes
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

Well, I like 2000 Giscours and have a few bottles in the cellar.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 7535

Re: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28

Please add Chris Bublitz and Marjorie Hoffman to the list. Looking forward to it.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28
Replies: 92
Views: 6013

Re: Happy New Year to BWEers around the globe!

Enjoying a Pierre Peters Cuvee Reserve Blanc de Blancs (June 2012 Disgorgement) for NYE here in Longmont, Colorado. A Rieslingfan Recommendation.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Happy New Year to BWEers around the globe!
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Happy New Year to BWEers around the globe!

Happy New Year everyone! Look forward to getting together with many fellow BWEers in 2014. Chris Bublitz PS: Jim, I think that Krug might benefit from a few hours air before you start drinking. I don't believe in decanting Champagne but I think many of the better ones (especially recent releases) im...
by Winona Chief
on Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Happy New Year to BWEers around the globe!
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: 1996 St-Emilion

Don't know what to make of this discussion but there are a few 1996 right banks that I have really enjoyed - particularly Angelus and L'Eglise Clinet. Maybe a little on the ripe side but I sure thought they were great. Of course I'm just some old fool so feel free to take anything I say with a grain...
by Winona Chief
on Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:51 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1996 St-Emilion
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: TN: Mostly Bordeaux, starring '82 GPL, '75 LLC and '88 Climens

This was a really great evening - many thanks to Jay and Peggy for all their efforts to put this on. I believe the Champagne was a NV Pierre Paillard Rosé Grand Cru really nice stuff, beautiful pale pink with a wonderful aroma. I think the Meursault was a Morey (don't remember which one). Really fin...
by Winona Chief
on Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:51 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: Mostly Bordeaux, starring '82 GPL, '75 LLC and '88 Climens
Replies: 17
Views: 772

Re: What is your Lynch/Angelus/La Lagune/Pavie Maquin?

For me it was Gruaud Larose. Started with the 1971, 1970, 1966 and 1962. Then it was 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985 and 1986 from the Golden Age of Cordier. After that Gruaud started to lose its mojo for me. More recent vintages (1990, 2000 and 2003) are good but they don't have the same distinctive f...
by Winona Chief
on Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is your Lynch/Angelus/La Lagune/Pavie Maquin?
Replies: 47
Views: 3522
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