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Re: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.

Thanks Tim. That would be great news.

Bill
by William P
on Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.
Replies: 19
Views: 359

Re: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.

Today's map shows Loxton at the frontline of the fire. At least it is a defensive location, unlike the foothills.
by William P
on Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.
Replies: 19
Views: 359

Re: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.

I would agree Tim. We both have spent many a night enjoying that house and view and maybe a few wines. Sad doesn't describe the situation.

Bill
by William P
on Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.
Replies: 19
Views: 359

Re: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.

Since much of the fire (I believe this was the Nun Fire, there about 7 or 8 fires in the area) was around and above Glen Ellen I also wonder how Loxton is doing?
by William P
on Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.
Replies: 19
Views: 359

Mo's Sonoma House is no more.

Maureen just posted on Facebook that her parents Sonoma home was destroyed by the fires now raging there. Many of us spent more than a few wonderful evening there drinking wine and telling tales. BWE actually had a wine event there. Good times. Mo, if you read this, I'm sorry for the loss suffered b...
by William P
on Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mo's Sonoma House is no more.
Replies: 19
Views: 359

Re: Maria y Carlos

Sorry Carlos that you went through that.

Bill
by William P
on Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Maria y Carlos
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: San Francisco Offline: Sat Oct 21 ?

I would love to come but I booked a last minute deal to the Island of Hawaii this week, so I'll be out of State. Enjoy.

Bill
by William P
on Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: San Francisco Offline: Sat Oct 21 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Is the 2012 vintage a modern day 1985?

I think it is an under-appreciated vintage. I've been buying a few bottles of Rauzan Segla for aging but it so good young that it's hard to keep my hands off them.

Bill
by William P
on Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is the 2012 vintage a modern day 1985?
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: BWE Sacramento Cadre Sep 17

First, many thanks to everyone who attended the BBQ. It was great fun and wonderful food. Thanks to Ed and Glenn for traveling some distance to attend. Arv notes are hard to improve upon, so just a few comments. The 1970 Lafite. Little if any fruit left, just structure and even that was not much. It...
by William P
on Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE Sacramento Cadre Sep 17
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: Ordering from St. Innocent.

When I was up there before the eclipse, had a great tour and tasting. Felice was a wonderful person and very accommodating hostess. I didn't have appointment she gave me a tour. She knows Glenn and Stefan as one would expect. I pickup up my fall 2017 club pack. (2015 and some whites which were repla...
by William P
on Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Ordering from St. Innocent.
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: TN: 2005 Nicolas Potel Volnay Vieilles Vignes

I enjoyed my 2005 volnay early, and was very satisfied. I guess I was lucky. I must admit not loving his premier crus for 2005 as they aged.

Bill
by William P
on Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:59 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2005 Nicolas Potel Volnay Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 19
Views: 273

Re: TN: Rauz(s)an Segla et al

No, I did not Arv.
by William P
on Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: Rauz(s)an Segla et al
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: TN: Rauz(s)an Segla et al

Too hot for Bordeaux probably means we had to eat inside with the air conditioner blasting as it was 102F outside. I agree, it's only too hot if you are drinking the wines outside. For me the wine of the night was the 95 La Grave a Pomerol. Resolved, balanced and excellent structure. Using Arv's sco...
by William P
on Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: Rauz(s)an Segla et al
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Canadian ER (NWR)

Sorry for your misfortune.

Bill
by William P
on Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Canadian ER (NWR)
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Did we lose a generation of great Bordeaux because of RMP?

I know one winemaker of a well known super premium cab who privately confessed he read Parker and to paraphrase, he chased points. He felt most in the industry did. If it happened in Cali, I suspect it also happened in Bordeaux. In the marketplace, points mean $$$ and winemaking is an economic ventu...
by William P
on Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Did we lose a generation of great Bordeaux because of RMP?
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: Impressions of 2016 Bordeaux

Ian, let me play the part of the old retired guy yelling "get off my lawn". I'm sure your notes are spot on, but for me, the train left the station. With the cheapest being about $104 and rapidly escalating, I'm wish you buyers well.
by William P
on Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Impressions of 2016 Bordeaux
Replies: 23
Views: 660

Re: Canada Turns 150 Tomorrow

Happy Birthday to our Friend of the North. Enjoy.

Bill
by William P
on Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:57 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Canada Turns 150 Tomorrow
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: TN: Brane Cantenac et al

Fun night last night. My surprise of the night was Arv's Freemark Abbey a splendid California cab. I'd have to say it was my wine of the night. Clerc Milon, opened nicely but by the end of the night it lost its way. Low acidity was its weak point. Cardinale, very Bordeaux-like. Much more acidity tha...
by William P
on Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: Brane Cantenac et al
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: St. Innocent: 2014 or 2015?

If you can wait, I'll be up at St. Innocent around August 22 to collect by recent purchase.
by William P
on Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:14 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: St. Innocent: 2014 or 2015?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: A very nice complex 2012

Hey Nic, I like Malartic but I haven't tried the 2012 yet. Glad to see you like the 2012 vintage. I continue to be impressed by it. Not powerful 50 year wines, but generally well structured 20 year wines.

Bill
by William P
on Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A very nice complex 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Last Thursday life deception

Aloha Nic. As you know, I live in California but none of the wines you drank interest me. I cellar very few Caiis because they don't inspire me. Hope all is well.

Bill
by William P
on Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:54 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Last Thursday life deception
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Top 3 Communes

St. Julien
Pauillac
Margaux

So, I'm an outlier.
by William P
on Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Top 3 Communes
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: The fraud that is Grand Puy Lacoste.

Can we say HYPERBOLE or in this electronic age TROLL. Never had a bad 1982, though not every bottle of Petrus is perfect either. It's not a fraud but it may be underperforming. Underperforming is not a trait solely owned by GPL. I do understand you don't like. That's your right. Oh well..

Bill
by William P
on Sun May 28, 2017 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The fraud that is Grand Puy Lacoste.
Replies: 19
Views: 522

Re: So what's the story with this Tour St. Dildo stuff?

I'm sitting here in Hawaii reading this and, again, I must agree with Stefan, LaLagune sucks. For those who made the mistake of buying this swirl of any vintage, I'll take it off your hands - at fire sale prices. Regards to all. Sorry, it's time snorkel.


Bill
by William P
on Thu May 04, 2017 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what's the story with this Tour St. Dildo stuff?
Replies: 19
Views: 678

Re: TN:06 du Tertre [Margaux] 98 Clos Fourtet [St Emilion] et al

Thanks Arv for setting this dinner up. The blind tasting was fun though I realized how poorly I do at this type of challenge. Still the wines while different were palate pleasers. Nice to see the we (Sacramento) are finally gathering momentum towards a healthy wine group.
by William P
on Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN:06 du Tertre [Margaux] 98 Clos Fourtet [St Emilion] et al
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Pape Clement @ the Musket Room 4/3

Thanks for the notes. Nice lineup.

Bill
by William P
on Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Pape Clement @ the Musket Room 4/3
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: 2017 BWE SF: thank you to the participants

Nick, It was our pleasure showing you the City. It's a place that I truly love and miss. I just hope that our tour gave you a small taste of the uniqueness of the City. I definitely agree with your feelings toward the BWE Board. Great people and good wine. Hopefully someday I'll make it up to beauti...
by William P
on Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2017 BWE SF: thank you to the participants
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Saturday Night Topped the Week

Thanks for your help this weekend Danny. Slowly on the mend.

Don't forget Point Lobos State Park. On Highway One about 3 miles south of Carmel Valley Road. Enjoy Palm Springs.

Sorry about your Mom.

Safe travels.

Bill
by William P
on Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Saturday Night Topped the Week
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: BWE New member

Welcome Jean-Fred. Looking forward to meeting you.

Bill
by William P
on Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE New member
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Omni Convention Guests.

I'll be getting into the Onmi today (Friday) about 3:00 pm.
If you want, come by and say hello. I'll be there as blew out my back on Wednesday and I'm in sedentary mode.

William Partmann
by William P
on Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Omni Convention Guests.
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Re: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread

Jim, I'll sample anything, but remember, I have to live through this weekend. :)

Safe flight.
by William P
on Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1241

Re: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread

For Friday, I'll bring a small Grand Cru (Potel 2004 Clos St Denis) in the Burgundy category and the Peter Michael.

Bill
by William P
on Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1241

Re: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread

On Friday, I don't have any 90's cabs but I do have a 2002 Peter Michael Les Pavots, if that is acceptable. On Saturday, I will bring the 1982 GPL and 2001 Ch. de Myrat for Arv. and probably a 1996 Brodeaux. BTW Bill, I'm looking forward to the 82 La Lagune. As I recall it had a very Bergundian natu...
by William P
on Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: UPDATED: BWE 2017 Wine Flight Organizer Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1241

Re: Brick through the window.

If the brick had mustard on it, then you're probably looking for some hotdog.

Humor often is the best medicine.
by William P
on Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Brick through the window.
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Brick through the window.

Sorry Jim. Hatred seems to be everywhere. Insanity rules the day. As Willie the Shake said: The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
by William P
on Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Brick through the window.
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: BWE Sat night event - is anyone bringing Sauternes/Barsac?

I could bring a 2001 Sauternes.
by William P
on Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE Sat night event - is anyone bringing Sauternes/Barsac?
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Biggest Recent Disappointment?

2000 Rauzan Gassies. I've had it before and liked it. This time the fruit was a no show so the acid was a bit much. I suspect it needs more time before the fruit reappears.
by William P
on Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Biggest Recent Disappointment?
Replies: 23
Views: 857

Re: Light Boosting your expectations for BWE 2017

Well if Bill is thinking about a 1982 Canon, and I'm bring an '82 Grand Puy Lacoste, that's the start of an '82 horizontal. I'll have to think about Friday. I'm looking forward to meeting you Nick and seeing old friends.
by William P
on Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:09 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Light Boosting your expectations for BWE 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 584

Re: Happy 17th Birthday to Bordeaux Wine Enthusiasts!

Happy Birthday from the Left Coast.

Bill
by William P
on Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Happy 17th Birthday to Bordeaux Wine Enthusiasts!
Replies: 14
Views: 406
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