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Re: SF BWE with Jonathan P

Wow Werner and Chris and Peter and Victoria. Just like the old days. Glad it went well.

Bill
by William P
on Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF BWE with Jonathan P
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: St-Julien pecking order

1. Leoville-Las Cases
2. Ducru Beaucaillou
3. Leoville Barton
4. Leoville Poyferre
5. Gruaud Larose
6. Branaire Ducru
7. Lagrange
8. Beychevelle
9. St. Pierre
10. Talbot
11. Gloria
by William P
on Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: St-Julien pecking order
Replies: 31
Views: 590

Re: TN: 2000 Château Giscours (Margaux)

Glad to hear that David. What's your thoughts on the 2000s in general.

Bill
by William P
on Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Giscours (Margaux)
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?

Tim, are you going to be in the San Francisco Bay area? Better yet, any reason to come to Sacramento? I bet we could get Arv and Glenn (maybe Mo) over for a Timfest. Hoping all is well.

Bill
by William P
on Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?
Replies: 19
Views: 413

Re: TN: 03 Saint Pierre [St Julien]

I thought the 2003 SP was below par. I've had many good vintage prior to 2003. I'm glad to hear from Alex that this maybe more of an aberration rather than another wine that has lost its way. As I recall SP was made by the same folks who made Gloria.
by William P
on Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 03 Saint Pierre [St Julien]
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Three greatest vintages

1. 1982
2. 1989
2. 2000 (hard to choose)
by William P
on Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Three greatest vintages
Replies: 22
Views: 375

Three greatest vintages

We answered the three greatest wines questions but that was easy. My question is: what are the three greatest vintages in your opinion based on experience. This is infinitely more interesting because of the dialogue between Parker and many on this board. The 89vs90 controversy or 95vs96. Then there ...
by William P
on Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Three greatest vintages
Replies: 22
Views: 375

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

When I first started, I could buy a middling vintage of Pichon Lalande for under $5.00. So Ed, your point is well taken.
by William P
on Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 877

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

Excellent points Tom.
by William P
on Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 877

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

Does one notice generational bias? Interesting.
by William P
on Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 877

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

1. 1982 Pichon Lelande
2. 1983 Palmer
3. 1989 Haut Brion.
by William P
on Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 877

Re: 2012 Barde-Haut: Stunning.

The 2012 B-H was excellent. Arv did a note today that sums it up nicely. Young but with time and air it transformed into a special bottle, especially if you can get it below $25. True it is in the modern style, but such is life in today's wine world. I suspect it is easily a 10 year ager. Good QPR a...
by William P
on Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:44 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 Barde-Haut: Stunning.
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: TN 2004 Clos de l'Oratoire, St. Em.

I just had the 05 last night and found while it is a well made wine, the oak was over-powering. I don't feel that it will ever integrate, but I've been wrong before.
by William P
on Sun May 29, 2016 6:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 2004 Clos de l'Oratoire, St. Em.
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: RIP Donn Chappellet

Aloha Art. I just got back on May 19th, so it won't be for another year. Probably April 30 2016.

Bill
by William P
on Thu May 26, 2016 10:59 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Donn Chappellet
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: RIP Donn Chappellet

I wouldn't worry about drift.

Are you in Hilo now?

Bill
by William P
on Thu May 26, 2016 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Donn Chappellet
Replies: 6
Views: 142

RIP Donn Chappellet

One of the first high quality Cali cabs I bought in the late 70's early 80's.

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show?id=53200
by William P
on Wed May 25, 2016 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Donn Chappellet
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: RIP Prince

Sad. Can't say I loved Prince, but I respect him as an artist.
by William P
on Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Prince
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: California '17: BD calling for historic CA vs. Bdx event

Just a suggestion, but I would not bifurcate the location of the convention. Though Napa may be more expensive for rooms, staying in Napa cuts down on the commute hassels. I do understand that some might want to have events in the City because it's a great town to visit. Just my .02 cents.

Bill
by William P
on Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: California '17: BD calling for historic CA vs. Bdx event
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: California '17: BD calling for historic CA vs. Bdx event

Good suggestions Nick and Jim. That would be a fun event.
by William P
on Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: California '17: BD calling for historic CA vs. Bdx event
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Sacramento Wine Dinner.

As usual I didn't take notes but Arv did. I expect he will share those in a substantial post later this week. Through this tasting, I experienced the evolution of California Cabernet winemaking. It was a pleasure to drink these and see the evolution of an industry. 83 / 84 Dominus. First sip says th...
by William P
on Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sacramento Wine Dinner.
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Sacramento Wine Dinner.

Tonight Arv and I (plus a few others) are having another wine dinner. The theme is Cali Cabs. This is what I know:
96 Togni
02 Bond Matriarch
83 / 84 Dominus (their 1st vintage)
03 Coutet sauternes half
and a Saxum (?) and a Kistler Chard to start.

Should be a fun event. Film at 11:00.
by William P
on Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sacramento Wine Dinner.
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: BWE California 2017

Blanq, I'm sorry I lost track or I would have invited you over.
by William P
on Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE California 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 461

Re: BWE California 2017

@ Jim....I remember.
by William P
on Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:48 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE California 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 461

Re: BWE California 2017

Think about flying into Sacramento the day before the Napa events. You can stay here. I'll smoke some Kailua pork. I bet Arv will come and maybe Glenn, then you can travel down to Napa for day one. Just a thought.
by William P
on Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE California 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 461

Re: BWE California 2017

I'm retired so just say when. I can always delay the May trip to Hawaii.
by William P
on Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE California 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 461

Re: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked….

The same thing happened to me last September. I had a chest xray for my lungs and three week later my GP called and said I have an aneurysm and he scheduled an appointment to see a Cardio-Vascular surgeon for me. Hell I hadn't seen a MD for more than a cold for 15 years. So the surgeon orders an ang...
by William P
on Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked….
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: 2002 Beaux Freres Shea Pinot Noir

Speaking of Mark Vlossak, I just had the St. Innocent 2014 regular cuvee. It was very nice. If that bottle is an indication, 2014 should be a good year for St. Innocent.

Bill
by William P
on Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Beaux Freres Shea Pinot Noir
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Gosh Scalia's dead.

Well Justice Scalia died today. A great improvisationalist. The repub version of Brennan. Rest in pieces.
by William P
on Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:34 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Gosh Scalia's dead.
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

This should be very interesting to watch as the case develops if the Alameda DA decides to get involve. In my experience there are two main types of mass fraud perpetrators, those who start honest but are inept and start to defraud in the hopes that their "bad" early decisions are eliminat...
by William P
on Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 205
Views: 7030

Re: Tasting of 17 wines from Saint-Estèphe

Thanks Alex, great report.
by William P
on Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Tasting of 17 wines from Saint-Estèphe
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

I'm hoping 74 is only the standard for rock stars.
by William P
on Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: TN: 98 Carmes Haut Brion & Calon Segur, 00 Talbot

Many thanks to Arv for organizing this dinner. His notes are perfect. I loved the Carmes. This was a my wine of the night. So precise. Great balance and finish. Also, the best nose in the bunch. It opened with flowers and only got better. The Colon started slowly, opened up and then towards the end ...
by William P
on Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 98 Carmes Haut Brion & Calon Segur, 00 Talbot
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

David, that is bleeping strange. Signe was the lead singer before Grace (as you know). It's a weird world.
by William P
on Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:19 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

Hey Jim. After 38 years, I retired this April. Doing well but for a minor heart problem. No big deal.

Gerry died circa 1995. I don't see the tend moderating either.
by William P
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

Kamuela Liquors in Waimea. It actually looks much better than three years ago. Grapes is a nice store, You now have Grapes, Kamuela Liquors, Costco, and Kona Wine Merchant. I still lean towards Kamuela. You'll drive by it from KOA to Hilo. There is also the store at Queen's Market in Waikoloa, but t...
by William P
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

There's always next year. Enjoy Hilo.
by William P
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

I'll be on the Big Island (again) April 29 through May 18th but I'll be on the westside. So it maybe possible to meet. I didn't know that you moved back but I haven't been on the board in a while.
by William P
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: RIP Paul Kanter

We're getting there David. Hope all is well with you and the family.

How's Oahu Art? It's been a few year since Makalawena and Kona Brewing. Aloha.

Bill
by William P
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 291

RIP Paul Kanter

Paul Kanter, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane died yesterday. The Airplane, Dead, Quicksilver and many more made the 60's in San Francisco a memorable place..... I think.
by William P
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:15 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Paul Kanter
Replies: 19
Views: 291
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