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Re: Who is gonna be in SF on Thursday night?

My brother and I will be available on Thursday night and we'd like to join you, Stefan, Lucie and the others for this most excellent event you are organizing. We wholeheartedly approve of champagne-Bordeaux-Sauternes as a most worthy theme, and one in which our cellars are deep.
by Blanquito
on Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Who is gonna be in SF on Thursday night?
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Comte Flaneur wrote:I scooped 7 bottles of GPL 2000 at the equivalent of $85 a bottle


Excellence price, Ian. Have you had the 2000 recently?
by Blanquito
on Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 498
Views: 28763

Re: President Trump

I see Trump's approval ratings are up to 48%. Prediction: Donald Trump will be reelected in 2020. If the next phase of the GOP's voter suppression plans are even partially actualized, he almost certainly will. Under the lie of voter fraud, democracy itself is under assault right now, it's just gett...
by Blanquito
on Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Views: 33563

Re: TN 2002 Leoville Barton

As an additional perspective, here's my note on this wine from January 2016: 2002 Château Léoville Barton Still youthful, but structurally open and ready to play. Classy, fruity, high-class new oak, mocha, iodine, savory. Well balanced and more on the medium to light bodied side of the spectrum. Del...
by Blanquito
on Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 2002 Leoville Barton
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Saturday night blind tasting in SF

I'm in with either, I've got some good 95 and 96 cali cabs.
by Blanquito
on Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Saturday night blind tasting in SF
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: So who is staying where in SF?

The Omni, Friday and Saturday nights.
by Blanquito
on Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So who is staying where in SF?
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Thursday night in SF

Nothing seems to be planned yet, but I am game. Could be a good night for Napa vs Bordeaux.
by Blanquito
on Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:14 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thursday night in SF
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: 2013 Ridge Geyserville

JimHow wrote:2013 Ridge Zin Lytton Springs at $29.00?


Very good price. I prefer geyserville, but hard to go wrong with Lytton Springs at that price in a strong year.
by Blanquito
on Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:45 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2013 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Hart Davis?

I know what you mean about auctions. The last couple of weeks I have been bidding at the KL auctions and have yet to win anything even with bids plus premium being at low retail. If this keeps up I'll have to do something else to have something to drink in the fall, when I'll be in the bay area for...
by Blanquito
on Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Hart Davis?
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: TN 2002 Leoville Barton

There's not a lot of sunshine/joy/love to this. Could this be the house style? Stern, a little backwards, etc.? I don't drink enough of them to have a strong view on this, but this descriptor could apply to many of the bottles I've had from Leoville Barton or Leoville Las Cases for that matter. It'...
by Blanquito
on Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:32 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 2002 Leoville Barton
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: TN 1998 Chateau Faugeres, St. Em.

Sounds good.
by Blanquito
on Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:26 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 1998 Chateau Faugeres, St. Em.
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: 2013 Ridge Geyserville

Love, love this wine.
by Blanquito
on Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2013 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: So is this a buy or ... ?

DavidG wrote:Never had one of any vintage.
Leroy's famous.
2005 is supposed to be great.
$35 sounds reasonable.
If I were still buying wine, I'd take a flyer on a few bottles, and I'm not a Burghead.


Ditto.
by Blanquito
on Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So is this a buy or ... ?
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: So is this a buy or ... ?

HDH no longer ships to Colorado via common carriers, I'm told. I'd check where CA stands with IL.
by Blanquito
on Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So is this a buy or ... ?
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: 2011 Roc de Cambes has been uncorked

The 90 Roc de Cambes was a beautiful wine in its day.
by Blanquito
on Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2011 Roc de Cambes has been uncorked
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Jimmy L.B. How to hold press conference re BWE SF '17.

I have just one word: Yankees.
by Blanquito
on Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:30 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Jimmy L.B. How to hold press conference re BWE SF '17.
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: St Innocent 2008 Shea Pinot Noir

Probably needed in another thread, but I plan to bring a brace of mature German Riesling to SF.
by Blanquito
on Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: St Innocent 2008 Shea Pinot Noir
Replies: 15
Views: 210

Re: St Innocent 2008 Shea Pinot Noir

The best SI I've had have been from Shea, but I don't think I ever had the Seven Springs.
by Blanquito
on Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:37 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: St Innocent 2008 Shea Pinot Noir
Replies: 15
Views: 210

Re: St Innocent 2008 Shea Pinot Noir

How's the 08 Momtazi? Seemed really primordial last time I had it, but that might have been 3-4 years ago now.
by Blanquito
on Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: St Innocent 2008 Shea Pinot Noir
Replies: 15
Views: 210

Re: TN: 2013 Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese

Selvapiana Bucerchiale Riserva Chianti Riserva is one of my favorite wines, full stop. The 2006 of this is so good.
by Blanquito
on Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2013 Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: TN: 2013 Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese

Monsanto Il Poggio needs age and can last for decades. Had the '83 last year and it was in sensational form. Rancia definitely needs cellar time in my experience-- the 04 is still nasty, brutish, and mean.
by Blanquito
on Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2013 Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: The 2012 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses has been uncorked

Like Beaujolais without the charm...
by Blanquito
on Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses has been uncorked
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Deals Thread

2012 Roc de Cambes

$29 from K&L (using the free Insider's Advantage sign-in).

93 pts Vinous.
by Blanquito
on Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Deals Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 17013

Re: 2012 Bordeaux summary?

Anyone else see 2002 in that list? Ban?
by Blanquito
on Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 Bordeaux summary?
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: The 2012 Barde Haut has been uncorked....

Sweet lord, this 2005 Barde Haut is delicious! Such a great core of alluring dark cherry fruit combined with a grippy tartness. Sweet without any heaviness. Already getting silky, I agree with Jim that this is in a great place already. For my preferences, it's more early maturity than just post-peak...
by Blanquito
on Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2012 Barde Haut has been uncorked....
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: The 2012 Barde Haut has been uncorked....

Good to know. I'll crack one tonight and report. Agent Blanquito, over and out.
by Blanquito
on Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:27 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2012 Barde Haut has been uncorked....
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: The 2012 Barde Haut has been uncorked....

How's the 2005 Barde Haut drinking these days? I went pretty long on that after Tanzer gave it 93 pts, but I haven't tried one in ages.
by Blanquito
on Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2012 Barde Haut has been uncorked....
Replies: 6
Views: 130

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

Hotel Update -- I have had a heck of time finding a reasonable hotel for Wednesday and Thursday nights (much cheaper if one's stay starts a stay on Thursday and ends on Monday, for whatever reason). I am at booked at the Omni Friday-Saturday, and I just booked the Hotel Serrano for $127/night (with...
by Blanquito
on Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:59 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Re: The 2007 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses has been uncorked

I really want to like Chinon. It seems like a wine and region I would like. I enjoy the emphasis on terroir and nuance, and of course it's a French wine which speak to me by and large. I like the whites from the region. The prices are very attractive. I am not green phobic, in fact I like some pyraz...
by Blanquito
on Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:45 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2007 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses has been uncorked
Replies: 26
Views: 262

Re: President Trump

You seriously are making me reconsider my BWE convention participation this year. This is unacceptable, even Sad! If I were BD, I would order your attendance and guarantee you some late night spirited and refreshing political discourse in the street (washed down with d'Yquem) at BWE SF '17. Not to ...
by Blanquito
on Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:14 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: The 2007 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses has been uncorked

too thin, acidic, stern, humorless. In my admittedly limited experience (but with highly recommended and praised wines), this comment should be the dictionary definition for "Chinon". Chinon noun | CHIN-non 1. Chinon is a commune located in the Indre-et-Loire department in the Region Cent...
by Blanquito
on Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:47 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2007 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses has been uncorked
Replies: 26
Views: 262

Re: President Trump

Based on polling, it is clear (most) of the country would like a do-over at this point.
by Blanquito
on Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: 1986 Ducru comes of age

I recall really like this wine at the BWE NYC 2008 horizontal too, Ian (though nearly every wine was "on" that night). Sounds like it has improved from then.
by Blanquito
on Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1986 Ducru comes of age
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: President Trump

If that's not enough for a Constitutional crisis, how about Trump booting the Director of National Intelligence and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair from regular seats on the NSC,and giving Steve Bannon a seat? You know, the chief strategist whose strategy for Holocaust Remembrance Day was to intent...
by Blanquito
on Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: President Trump

I see: So if you are against Trump you don't "hate" him. But if you are against Hillary, you are a "Hillary hater." Got it. Jim, my comments about Hillary hate weren't directed at you or any one person, it's a shorthand for how she has been treated in public since the 90's, most...
by Blanquito
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: President Trump

So far, Trump invokes much more fear than hate, for me at least.
by Blanquito
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: President Trump

Jim and Jacques, the print media did report negatively on Trump. Not (IMO) to a degree commensurate with his inadequacies. I said as much (or tried to) in my post above. I reserve my greatest umbrage for the broadcast media, which has much greater influence, and was much much worse. They would cut ...
by Blanquito
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:06 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: TN: 2000 Sociando Mallet

Interesting stuff, fun to re-read... as said, my hunch is the 2000 Sociando ends up pretty rather than profound, but we'll see. I'm guessing we'll know in another 5 years or so whither it goes. OMG, the bottle of the 82 S-M I had over the holidays was so good, goosebump-inducing. My best guess is th...
by Blanquito
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:53 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2000 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 18
Views: 307

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

How much are the Canadians paying for our wall?
by Blanquito
on Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Re: 1996 Ch. Pavie Macquin

Ok, funny. Tonight, I defrosted the remaining half bottle of the 95 I froze a fortnight ago-- as mentioned, the first half wasn't much to write home about being low on charm and high on austerity. Well, the second half is much better with much better fruit. It's still old school and tastes more like...
by Blanquito
on Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:01 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1996 Ch. Pavie Macquin
Replies: 5
Views: 100
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