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Originally posted by Cellar_Fiend:
A case of 04 Match Vineyards Butterdragon Hill.


Saw that Randy was offering a sweet deal. Since my CC did not post until today I will list yesterdays transaction.

Cadence Coda 2007
Qupe Marsanne 2008
Guigal Cote Rotie Brun et blonde 2001
Jafurs Syrah 2008
Amadieu Gigondas 2007
Ch Talbot 1970
Neal 1.5l 2005
St Michael Eppan Schulthauser 2007
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by Yogi8938:
2006 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
@ $46.81/ea...(Thanks JJB)
Where did you get that deal?


What? Confused
Goes for $80-100 in my market.

Is JJB JJ Buckley? It's listed at $95 on their website. Maybe there was an e-mail deal?
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Originally posted by KSC02:
While normally $34 up here, the '07s have been reduced to $29 with another 15% removed if purchased at the Depot outlet. Very tempting to add to the holdings.
I find the Arneis a good one to have in the cellar for the several pairings to works well with.


Are the '09's in your market?

I enjoy my Arneis, young.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Took delivery of some beauties today:

2 x 2005 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba
2 x 2004 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
2 x 2006 Château Smith Haut Lafitte
2 x 2006 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc
1 x 2006 Château Trotanoy


Nice. Any idea of a drinking window on the 2006 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc? Picked up a couple recently as well. Thank you in advance.
Vienna becomes a magical place each December. There are Christmas markets in every square filled with people drinking mulled wine or hot cider and generally making merry. If you've never been here during this period, you should add it to your list of things to experience.

In between all this merriment, I bought:

2001 Ciacci Piccolomini Santa Caterina Riserva Brunello
2009 Prager Riesling Klaus Vyd
2008 Prager Riesling Klaus Vyd
2007 Hirsch Riesling "Zöbinger Heiligenstein"
2005 Kracher Traminer "TBA No. 3 Nouvelle Vaque"
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Originally posted by jqmunro:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Two new Bogosse shirts... does this count? Wink


So you're the guy that buys all the fancy shirts at Nordstrom...

I'm more of a Canali guy myself


I like Canali as well, but thought the new Bogosse were more fun.

I went looking for Hugo Boss, but was not crazy about this seasons release.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by jqmunro:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Two new Bogosse shirts... does this count? Wink


So you're the guy that buys all the fancy shirts at Nordstrom...

I'm more of a Canali guy myself


I like Canali as well, but thought the new Bogosse were more fun.

I went looking for Hugo Boss, but was not crazy about this seasons release.


No love for Robert Talbott??? Like Canali, not a Boss fan, usually.

This thread is drifting like the snow outside! Big Grin
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by jqmunro:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Two new Bogosse shirts... does this count? Wink


So you're the guy that buys all the fancy shirts at Nordstrom...

I'm more of a Canali guy myself


I like Canali as well, but thought the new Bogosse were more fun.

I went looking for Hugo Boss, but was not crazy about this seasons release.


No love for Robert Talbott??? Like Canali, not a Boss fan, usually.

This thread is drifting like the snow outside! Big Grin


Talbott... I buy for dress shirts and ties, and also always visit the Talbott winery when playing Pebble Beach. Cool

Now if we start talking shoes, we really will be drifting. Wink
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
stocking up champagne reserves:
3x Bauget-Jouette Carte Blanche Brut
3x Philipponnat Réserve Sublime 2000 sec
6x Philipponnat Grand Blanc 2000 Brut

(Clos des Goisses 2000 was fantastic, but too expensive for my wallet)


We tasted through their lineup at the winery a few months ago. All their wines were excellent, and the 2000 Clos des Goisses truly great. If you want to try one of their wines that is almost as fine at a lower price, look for the 2002 Brut Millesime Cuvee 1522.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
... (Clos des Goisses 2000 was fantastic, but too expensive for my wallet)


... the 2000 Clos des Goisses truly great. If you want to try one of their wines that is almost as fine at a lower price, look for the 2002 Brut Millesime Cuvee 1522.


Thank you, gentlemen.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
1949 Cheval Blanc.

Eek Cool


A '47,'48 and '49 tasting in two weeks.

Very, very nice.

In the state of TX? Razz


Indeed. The last two years I have traveled. This year, I'm staying home.

Four more work days this year, then off until January 3rd. Cool
2009 Prager Riesling Klaus Vyd
2001 Ciacci Piccolomini Santa Caterina d'Oro Riserva
1998 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto
2000 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto
2001 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto
2004 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto
2005 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto
2005 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito
2001 Le Macchiole Messorio
2004 Le Macchiole Messorio
2007 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Colledila
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
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Originally posted by xhoser:
My allocation of 2009 Schrader Cabs - with 15 minutes to spare before they close the offering!


Took you long enough Razz


I let a friend purchase my allocation this year. I logged back in earlier today and noticed a 5pack was still available. I almost pulled the trigger.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by jburman82:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
1949 Cheval Blanc.

Eek Cool


A '47,'48 and '49 tasting in two weeks.


What airport am I flying into?


Bush, Houston.

I will indeed have a stem for you.


Dont tempt me. The 47 Cheval is on my list of wines to try before I die.
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Originally posted by futronic:
That's a very, very impressive haul, otw.

Thanks. I was quite pleased to find the Giacosa Falletto at about €70 each. The Rocche was a bit more at just over €100. That got better with the VAT tax refund.

They also had the 2004 Giacosa Rocche Riserva (red label) for €215 (€190 after VAT rebate) which I left on the table. Now I'm kicking myself since I got back without getting nailed for duty.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
AZC - Just attempting to clarify that the two are totally different.

Oh..and this Champagne shows best paired with food! Enjoy!


Thanks for the advice! I'm quite excited about it. I spent some time reading old reviews of the various Clos de Goisses vintages here on the forums and understand both the need for age and the need for food. It also seems I'll want to let it warm up a bit and evolve in the glass. The '99 is relatively affordable and easy to source, so I thought I'd start with that and, assuming I like it, purchase more for cellaring as well as seek out older vintages. 1990 seems like a good vintage with a little more age that I might be able to find for a somewhat affordable price. Thoughts?
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Sounds like a plan. The only aged Clos de Goisses I've had is the '82 (which was nothing short of stunning). However, for multiple vintages of this producer you must request this advice from the Champagne Sage.


Bella Donna?

Nope. Winetex Razz


Or TBird. Is there a specific orange juice that pairs well with Clos de Goisses, or will any old OJ do? Razz
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Originally posted by shavez:
Some 2008 Pomerols - La Conseillante & Vieux Chateau Certan. These are wines that usually fall outside of my "comfortable" price range, so I wanted to take advantage of lower prices for the 2008s to get an understanding of what Pomerol is all about...
Given how the right bank did in this vintage, I also got 2 lots of VCC and some St Emilion - Canon La Gaffeliere and Pavie Macquin, for exactly the same reasons as you.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by jburman82:
1999 Chateau Mouton - $99 Cool

It's good to see the industrious well rewarded.
Deals like these come by, but one must actively keep a sharp eye to catch them.
Well done, Jack.


Thanks Kevin. I must admit it was more luck than anything else. I stopped in a lws I rarely frequent since I find their prices rather high. I noticed it in the "high end" locked glass case without a price tag. I inquired on a whim since I was pretty much just killing time before I went to lunch with my dad. It took the girl 10 min to get back to me with a price. I watched her and her boss searching in the computer. I am 99% positive they didnt have it in their system and pulled the $99 out of thin air. The funny part was that it was right next to the 2003 and 2005 Mouton, priced at $599 and $899 respectively. I aksed if they had more but it was just the one lonely bottle.
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Originally posted by stickman:
2002 Kracher #12 (can never get enough!)

Just reading this compels me.
I feel it's time to open one over the Holidays.


Delicious now, tomorrow, and in 20+ years! How many wines can say that? I keep buying so that I can keep drinking them. They say, "You can't have your [Kracher] and [drink] it too," but you can if you keep buying them! Big Grin Wink
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by steve8:
Some more 2007 Petrolo, Galatrona to average down my price per bottle.
It's not a stock you know Razz


Funny thing is, I don't average down on stocks. Big Grin

Tonight I picked up some

2009 Domaine les Grands Bois, CdR Villages, Cairanne, Cuvee Maximilien
2009 Dupere Barrera, CdR Villages
2004 Quinta do Noval, LBV
2007 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva
2008 Veramonte Pinot Noir Ritual
2007 Raymond Vineyard & Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
2009 St. Urbans-Hof Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett
2009 Domaine les Aphillanthes Côtes du Rhône Villages Cuvée des Galets x2
2007 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley x2
2007 BV Tapestry Reserve
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by jqmunro:
Well, since it will only be released for 2011 and finish production in 2012, probably a 2011

Back in the 90's when I was living in Munich, I was just one of the Design team for the Z8 .
A fun project to be a part of and a destined classic, IMHO.
Hope you enjoy your ride, jqm.


Wow, you design cars? Sounds like a dream job!
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Originally posted by jqmunro:
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Originally posted by Mezzo Litro:
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Originally posted by jqmunro:
Not sure if I'll get one, but put a deposit down on a 1 Series M Coupe today.


What vintage?


Well, since it will only be released for 2011 and finish production in 2012, probably a 2011


A seriously fast car. I thought of ordering it myself but my 3 series is already rather small and a 1 series, even thought it is an M, is probably not a good idea. Im over 6 feet tall.
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Originally posted by jqmunro:
Wow, you design cars? Sounds like a dream job!

Not any more, jqm.

While I loved what I did, I wanted to get back to Montreal for years and when the automarket vaporised the end of '08 it took but a heartbeat for me to pack my bags and return here. Spending many years in design, enjoyably, I had the opportunity to work extensively on some great projects (first Viper, Z8, 3-series, 7-series, MB SLK, several Jeep programs, etc). Consulted to most of the OEMs (MB, BMW, Volvo, Ford, GM, Chrysler). But those days began to very quickly change with the new millenium and I soon decided to move over to the project/program management side.

When I moved back to Montreal it wasn't a big switch to flip to the aerospace business.
Now it's planes. Smile
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Originally posted by KSC02:
...I had the opportunity to work extensively on some great projects (first Viper, Z8, 3-series, 7-series, MB SLK, several Jeep programs, etc). Consulted to most of the OEMs (MB, BMW, Volvo, Ford, GM, Chrysler)...

it wasn't a big switch to flip to the aerospace business. Now it's planes. Smile


Hero. :nodding:
I didn't buy it. It was a Christmas "gift" from my mother-in-law:


2006 Graceland Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon California "The King".

Nice picture of Elvis on the front, wearing the light blue suit with rhinestone studs on the jacket and huge bell bottoms, forehead leaning on the microphone, all sweaty, as if he put every last ounce of passion into the song he just sang. And his signature in simulated gold leaf across the bottom.

I'm pretty sure she bought it at one of the casinos she frequents. How long should I keep it before I put it up for auction?
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by CSM:
My brand new wine cellar!


Congratulations! I bet you fill it soon and that it will be too small in a year, maybe two. Big Grin


I hope not..... Razz