I've signed up for the wine and tea blending trend. What do you think? It sounded strange at first but I assure you that the result is a delight for the senses. I recommend you go to a tea tasting if you have a chance .

wineismylife posted:

A few odds and ends from Total Wine this weekend:

1 x 2008 Mailly Champagne Grand Cru 'O' de Mailly
1 x 2012 Taittinger Champagne Brut Millésimé
2 x 2014 Achával-Ferrer Quimera
1 x 2014 Torbreck RunRig

That's amazing stock of the week.

6 X 2015 Altesino Montosoli Brunello

First purchase in a while but this is a very special bottle Ive been waiting for. Summer 2015 my then 16 year old son and I took trip of a lifetime to Europe. We only went to one winery and it was Altesino. We did a full tasting/tour walked the vineyards and stopped by the Montosoli vineyard on our way into Montalcino to take a look. We saw these grapes on the vines. These are for him.

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mimik posted:

2005 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva blanco

I'm always amazed this actually makes its way to shelves in Quebec. 

csm posted:
mimik posted:

2005 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva blanco

I'm always amazed this actually makes its way to shelves in Quebec. 

It was actually released two years ago and sold out quickly. I got 2 bottles then. Imagine my surprise when the signature store had 12 bottles all of a sudden. Seems that a case allocated for restaurants wasn’t sold so they gave it to the Signature store -and put it back into inventory. I was able to purchase 6 bottles by cc and have it delivered to the closest saq. The rosados and gran reservas are much much harder to come by. But I got lucky with some 2008 rosados and 95 red GRs. Spoke to both import agents here and in Ontario and getting these wines is like chasing after unicorns, very elusive indeed. 

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winetarelli posted:
mimik posted:

2005 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva blanco

2016 Produttori di Barbaresco Barbaresco(regular-not riservas)

2017 Kir Yanni Cuvee Village Naoussa

2017 Santo Wines Assyrtiko Santorini

2019 Kir-Yianni Paranga Macedonia, Greece

That reminds me, I have 4 2006 Tondonia Reserva Blanco and 2 2009 Gran Reserva Rosado on pre-arrival coming at some point in the next century...

Lucky man, I only had a chance to buy a bottle off a wine list of the 2009 rosado and it was stellar!

mimik posted:
winetarelli posted:
mimik posted:

2005 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva blanco

2016 Produttori di Barbaresco Barbaresco(regular-not riservas)

2017 Kir Yanni Cuvee Village Naoussa

2017 Santo Wines Assyrtiko Santorini

2019 Kir-Yianni Paranga Macedonia, Greece

That reminds me, I have 4 2006 Tondonia Reserva Blanco and 2 2009 Gran Reserva Rosado on pre-arrival coming at some point in the next century...

Lucky man, I only had a chance to buy a bottle off a wine list of the 2009 rosado and it was stellar!

Glad to read it!

Weller 12

Showed up at a local wine store. They said the rep told them it usually goes to restaurants but they’re all shut down. Enjoyed a small pour Friday night. Fantastic

Lucky you bomba.  How much did you have to give for it?  Some of our LWS are selling it for up to $100.00 a bottle.  Way overpriced.

bomba503 posted:

Weller 12

Showed up at a local wine store. They said the rep told them it usually goes to restaurants but they’re all shut down. Enjoyed a small pour Friday night. Fantastic

This suggests the question of whether Blanton’s is now available at a sane price. I must investigate...

wineismylife posted:

Lucky you bomba.  How much did you have to give for it?  Some of our LWS are selling it for up to $100.00 a bottle.  Way overpriced.

That's what I paid and after trying it well worth the tariff. I found it a slight step below Lot B. Wine searcher low is $175 and I've never seen it at retail out here. 

The longer this goes the more we'll likely see things show up in retail that were earmarked for restaurants

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bomba503 posted:
wineismylife posted:

Lucky you bomba.  How much did you have to give for it?  Some of our LWS are selling it for up to $100.00 a bottle.  Way overpriced.

That's what I paid and after trying it well worth the tariff. I found it a slight step below Lot B. Wine searcher low is $175 and I've never seen it at retail out here. 

The longer this goes the more we'll likely see things show up in retail that were earmarked for restaurants

Congrats on trying Weller 12 for the first time......

$99.99 is the cheapest you’ll likely find it in CA, and it doesn’t last long at that price.  Suffice to say anything lower priced here  is quickly snapped up.

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Broke my 6-month moratorium and spent like a sailor on shore leave in Bangkok after a year at sea:

1999 Diamond Creek Vertical

1991 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill

doubled posted:

Broke my 6-month moratorium and spent like a sailor on shore leave in Bangkok after a year at sea:

1999 Diamond Creek Vertical

1991 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill

Nice DD- must have been Zachy's internet auction.  Lots of old Cali cabs to choose from.  Tempting, but had to show restraint. Did you pick up the '99 Lake that was for sale as well?

doubled posted:

... spent like a sailor on shore leave in Bangkok after a year at sea:

1999 Diamond Creek Vertical

1991 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill

Nice buys.  Sailors on shore leave in Bangkok after a year at sea typically don't have fine wine at the top of their shopping list.  They spend their money on things that require penicillin afterwards. 

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@ winedrmike - yes, also purchased the Lake.  Based on the 1996 bottles we had last year, I should give these more time.

@ java - no penicillin thankfully but similar satisfaction.  

A case of the most expensive Bedrock I've ever bought. But when you get those library release allocations you can't say no. 

Also bought a new timing chain for my mercedes. That was much more ouchy. 

A case of the most expensive Bedrock I've ever bought. But when you get those library release allocations you can't say no. 

I'm with you.  I only bought one set of the 2013 Exposition Series when they were offered the first time, so buying one more set put me down quite a bit from the get go.  And I love his Karatas wine, so that 2012 offering was an easy "must" purchase.  

Nothing. I promised myself to buy less than I drink in 2020. COVID has helped that decision, one of the few side benefits of the virus. With my business down over 60% and no end in sight to the US/Canada border closure, it’s easy to delete email offers.

My buying so far this year:

January: 35 bottles
February: 13
March: 8
April: 0

But I did place a request for 6 bottles of the 2014 Dunn Howell Mountain Petite Sirah. First vintage produced since 1995. Fingers crossed.

3 cases of Envinate wines

12 x 2018 Albhara

6 x 2018 Lousas vina de Aldea

6 x 2018 Lousas Seone 

probably should have bought 2 cases of the Albhara 

@sunnylea57 posted:

Nothing. I promised myself to buy less than I drink in 2020. COVID has helped that decision, one of the few side benefits of the virus. With my business down over 60% and no end in sight to the US/Canada border closure, it’s easy to delete email offers.

My buying so far this year:

January: 35 bottles
February: 13
March: 8
April: 0

But I did place a request for 6 bottles of the 2014 Dunn Howell Mountain Petite Sirah. First vintage produced since 1995. Fingers crossed.

I knew you would. I passed as I dont know whether I'll be around long enough to enjoy them at the age I like them

2 mixed cases of $17-$50 wines.  Some highlights including 2016: Poujeaux, Melville Pinot Estate, Tempier, Gour de Chaulé Gigondas Tradition, 2014 Hugel Gewürztraminer Estate and 2017 Anthill Pinot Comptche. 

Also picked up a couple of 2017 Bachelet Cote de Nuits Villages, though those are a bit more expensive.

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I may have gone a bit overboard this week........
 
MV Krug Grand Cuvée 168eme x 72 (a dozen 6-pack cases)
2014 Altesino Montosoli BdM x 2
2017 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny (magnums) x 3
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@ProSys posted:
I may have gone a bit overboard this week........
 
MV Krug Grand Cuvée 168eme x 72 (a dozen 6-pack cases)
2014 Altesino Montosoli BdM x 2
2017 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny (magnums) x 3

Is the Krug for a wedding or other celebratory large gathering? 

@winetarelli posted:

Is the Krug for a wedding or other celebratory large gathering? 

Fortunately, no.  Got offered these from a legit source at a great price, so took advantage as a result.  Sharing a couple cases with some dear friends locally, but the lion’s share is slumbering in one of my cellars......  

Anyone use winebid that much.  Just bought a premier Napa valley wine (that they seem to have a decent amount of).  Looking forward to it.  And a wine from Ghost Horse. 

9 x 2016 Rotie Cellars Little G - had a glass of this wine last year and decided to buy after window shopping.  Free shipping and zero sales tax sealed the deal.

Cassoulet ingredients from D'Artagnan excluding the duck which I already have at home.  

2014 Cantina del Pino Ovello

2014 Cantina del Pino Gallina

2016 Cantina del Pino Barbera d'Asti

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