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Re: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO

The 89 Conseillante was my red wine of the night, and I think we all agreed that it was fully mature but not fading in the least bit. The 89 Trotanoy was served too cold (my fault) and it suffered next to more exotic Conseillante, but boy was it good as it got air and warmed up. As noted by others, ...
by Blanquito
on Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Replies: 53
Views: 553

Re: Pre dinner apperitive Friday

Blanquito and Herman will attend. Merci.
by Blanquito
on Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Pre dinner apperitive Friday
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Great write up, Bill. As much as I loved the 86 Climens last night, the 95 d'Yquem was amazing and had another gear that the other 2 Sauternes lacked.
by Blanquito
on Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Replies: 53
Views: 553

Re: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO

All 3 were great wines. The Lynch suffered by being the least ready. The Baron had the best bouquet, classic and cool, and I thought the Lalande had the best palate of the 3.
by Blanquito
on Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Replies: 53
Views: 553

Re: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Better wake that Lunch Bags up, Jim, he's sleepy and young, like a teenager at 7 am, and the Comtesse will awe him into a humble silence with her beauty and charm, her elegance and sophistication, her poise and balance, her utter perfection.
by Blanquito
on Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Replies: 53
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Re: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO

7 PM, Bob's Steakhouse attached to the Omni Hotel.

The tension mounts. The corkscrews are ready. The city holds its breath. It's on.
by Blanquito
on Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Replies: 53
Views: 553

Re: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Winona Chief wrote:Meanwhile the 1989 Pichon Lande is relaxing by the pool with a smile.

Chris Bublitz


It's good to be the king.
by Blanquito
on Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Replies: 53
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Re: BWE'17 - Wednesday night at Ed's

Great opening night, thanks to Lisa and Ed for welcoming us into their beautiful home. The wines showed very well by and large and the bread really was a treat. I was higher on the two Bordeaux than Ed, and I enjoyed the 2 burgundies a lot. We finished off the 96 Lynch at the after party and it was ...
by Blanquito
on Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE'17 - Wednesday night at Ed's
Replies: 38
Views: 429

Re: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread

Updated with latest wines... I have adjusted my wines slightly to adapt to the changing picture (lots of reds, not many whites, etc.)...
by Blanquito
on Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 594

Re: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO

As judge of procedure (not outcome), I hearby announce that three famed chateau from the peerless commune of Pauillac from the heralded vintage of 1989 will square off in a blind flight at BWE SF 2017. The contestants: 1989 Pichon Lalande, 1989 Pichon Baron, and the 1989 Lynch Bages. Sniffs will be ...
by Blanquito
on Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Replies: 53
Views: 553

Re: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread

More updates...
by Blanquito
on Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:16 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 594

Re: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread

Updated for Thursday night-- that lineup is now complete!
by Blanquito
on Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 594

Re: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO

***Paging '89 Haut Brion... '89 Haut Brion, you're number has been called...***
by Blanquito
on Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Replies: 53
Views: 553

Re: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread

It looks like the Thursday night event is now full with the max 10 attendees. Details to follow.
by Blanquito
on Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 594

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Well, Stefan, at least you have the first weekend covered.
by Blanquito
on Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 510
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Re: So what have you bought lately?

2 Magdelaine 1982
5 Magdelaine 2009
2 Cantemerle 1989
4 La Tour Blanche 1988 (375 ml)
3 Rieussec 1986 (375 ml)
by Blanquito
on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:26 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 510
Views: 30443

Re: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread

Updated with Thursday night's lineup...
by Blanquito
on Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 594

Re: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread

Updated. This is just for fun and to help packing. Let me know if I need to change anything or there is more to ad.

Looking pretty epic...
by Blanquito
on Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:10 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 594

Re: 2014 Ridge Geyserville has been uncorked and other ramblings

It will go in the blind flight. You'll love it Jim, I promise.
by Blanquito
on Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:42 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2014 Ridge Geyserville has been uncorked and other ramblings
Replies: 13
Views: 111

Re: 2014 Ridge Geyserville has been uncorked and other ramblings

I may have to bring a mature Geyserville to San Fran...
by Blanquito
on Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:24 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2014 Ridge Geyserville has been uncorked and other ramblings
Replies: 13
Views: 111

Re: 2014 Ridge Geyserville has been uncorked and other ramblings

This will come as a shock, but I love geyserville with some age on it. Don't get me wrong, it is excellent in pretty much all phases (unlike some claret), but I buy enough to follow it for a while. We had the 87 and 90 Geyservilles not that long ago and both were compelling in a tertiary sort of way...
by Blanquito
on Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:18 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2014 Ridge Geyserville has been uncorked and other ramblings
Replies: 13
Views: 111

Re: Packing for BWE 2017? Declare your 90s Cali Cabs!

To better pair with the Dominus and Insignia, the Martins instead will bring the 91 Dunn Howell Mtn Cab and the 92 Togni Cab.

I'll also bring a 1986 Lafaurie Peyraguey for Saturday and another non-Sauternes dessert wine for Friday.
by Blanquito
on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 594

Re: Rimmerman on BDX15

And Arv, please keep posting on this and everything else. I for one enjoy reading and posting about new vintages. My comment really was just about who, if any, is actually planning to buy new vintages and it was good to hear about the "youngsters" and Ian who are still boldly go into the b...
by Blanquito
on Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rimmerman on BDX15
Replies: 38
Views: 794

Re: Rimmerman on BDX15

I admit, the 2015 northern Rhones have my attention too.
by Blanquito
on Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:31 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rimmerman on BDX15
Replies: 38
Views: 794

Re: Packing for BWE 2017? Declare your 96s for a blind flight!

I like it, Chris.

Let's make this simple and say 90s Cali Cab v 90s Medoc.
by Blanquito
on Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 594

Re: Rimmerman on BDX15

Try auction sites. I recently bought the 96 Pontet Canet for $70, all-inclusive of premiums, etc. The 96 Leoville Barton was also right about that price on auction fairly recently. I got the 2000 Pichon Lalande for $110. I could go on (and on). Of course, you don't find such prices on retailer's she...
by Blanquito
on Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:04 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rimmerman on BDX15
Replies: 38
Views: 794

Re: Brick through the window.

It was definitely François-Xavier Borie.
by Blanquito
on Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Brick through the window.
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Rimmerman on BDX15

I do Patrick. I am going to buy a shitload of 2016 futures and then freeze my body for 50 years and enjoy 2016 Cheval Blanc, Lafite at all that, which because of the Great Inflation of the 2020s and 2030s are retailing at $100k a bottle. Move over, Stefan, there's a new wine-buying sheriff in town!...
by Blanquito
on Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rimmerman on BDX15
Replies: 38
Views: 794

Re: Rimmerman on BDX15

No offense to anyone on this thread or beyond, but does anyone care about new Bordeaux vintages anymore? At least on this board? There has been so much great weather in Bordeaux since 1995 or even 1982, the notion of a 'great vintage' in Bordeaux (a rare once-a-decade affair once upon a little ice a...
by Blanquito
on Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rimmerman on BDX15
Replies: 38
Views: 794

UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread

I'm getting my wine ready for the trip to SanFran, and it seems like a little flight planning is in order. Wednesday Night's Lineup : 1947 Drouhin Laroze Clos de Beze (Ed) 1947 Banyuls Grand Cru -vin doux naturel (Chris B) 1957 Doudet-Naudin Corton (Ed) 1959 Brotte CdP (Ed) 1959 Inglenook Charbono (...
by Blanquito
on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 594

Re: Light Boosting your expectations for BWE 2017

How about something in the vicinity of Naples in late April, Senior Goulet?
by Blanquito
on Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Light Boosting your expectations for BWE 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: The BWE San Francisco '17 Agenda

I can't wait to see everyone again in the city by the bay. Thursday night is shaping up as an epic already.
by Blanquito
on Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The BWE San Francisco '17 Agenda
Replies: 7
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Re: BWE'17 - Wednesday night at Ed's

I'll bring a 1970 Beychevelle on Weds.

Ed, are we meeting at 789 Dolores St? What time should we arrive? Can we bring anything? I hope to bring some stems with me.
by Blanquito
on Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE'17 - Wednesday night at Ed's
Replies: 38
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Re: Biggest Recent Disappointment?

85 Mouton.

May have been ever so slightly corked. We didn't get TCA on the wine, but the top of the cork had a trace of it.

Either way, the wine was merely very good.
by Blanquito
on Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Biggest Recent Disappointment?
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: What is the word on 14 Ridge Geyserville and Lytton Springs?

TomHill, a long time Ridge fan, recently posted that the 14 Pagani was a mess.
by Blanquito
on Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is the word on 14 Ridge Geyserville and Lytton Springs?
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: What is the word on 14 Ridge Geyserville and Lytton Springs?

I've not had any 2014s from Ridge, but I've heard some good vibes for the 14 Geyserville. Others have said the 14 Lytton Springs was too ripe.
by Blanquito
on Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is the word on 14 Ridge Geyserville and Lytton Springs?
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: BWE'17 - Wednesday night at Ed's

The 90 Filhot CdT is a killer sticky. That's one that BWE introduced me to.
by Blanquito
on Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE'17 - Wednesday night at Ed's
Replies: 38
Views: 429

Re: BWE'17 - Wednesday night at Ed's

I'm in for Wednesday, so the theme is ancient wine? I think my oldest is a 1970, I'll have to check.
by Blanquito
on Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE'17 - Wednesday night at Ed's
Replies: 38
Views: 429

Re: Some Bordeaux Oldies

Great stuff and happy birthday, Stu.

I've not had many pre-1966s, but like Ed, I'm finding the 66s still quite excellent.
by Blanquito
on Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Some Bordeaux Oldies
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: TN: 2000 GPL

Thanks for taking one for the team, Ian. I checked and I have close to a case each of the 95 and 96 GPLs, but only 2 of the 2000. While it sounds good, your note doesn't have me cruising the web looking for more. We had a partial vertical of GPL a few years ago in Denver and I wasn't particularly ta...
by Blanquito
on Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2000 GPL
Replies: 10
Views: 210
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