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  • jlgnml says:

    5/9/2022 5:13:00 PM - Nice to hear about sushi and Bordeaux wines especially white Bordeaux’s.

  • cablover123 says:

    4/27/2022 3:54:00 PM - Jason, You had responded to my much earlier questions on Harlan. TY! The day finally arrived and I received my 2018's. I now feel like that awkward teenager at their first school dance. I just keep staring at it. lol I think I will wait 5+ years before the first dance.

  • MJP Hou TX says:

    9/26/2021 9:34:00 AM - Jason, I'll get you set up with the introductions to VHR and Abreu. Michael

  • I'd Rather Be Drinking Wine says:

    8/8/2021 9:24:00 PM - Thank you iainio. Have had the 94 Dominus, and it is a special wine! The 96 Harlan was slightly better for my palate though! Cheers!

  • iainlo@gmail.com says:

    8/8/2021 8:17:00 PM - If you like Harlan 96, you should try Dominus 91 or 94. I'm no expert on Napa but the Dominus 94 blew me away (as well as the LMHB 98 that we were drinking side my side).

  • I'd Rather Be Drinking Wine says:

    7/14/2021 1:32:00 PM - Thank you Red! Let me know if you are in (or ever visit) the Twin Cities....always nice to meet a kindred spirit and share a bottle of wine!

  • red_man says:

    7/14/2021 1:09:00 PM - Hi - just read your profile after you commented on one of my reviews. It could have readily also been applied to me. I was born slightly earlier (1954) so have had a little more time to collect, have just over 2000 bottles in the cellar, and tend to prefer older wines in their tertiary but not decrepit stadium. I still love the thrill of collecting but need to reign myself in because I already cannot drink everything in the cellar before the inevitable. I originated in Australia but moved to Europe some 40 years ago, bringing some 600 bottles with me (when Grange was A$10 a bottle). Most of that is drunk but there are still some bottles from the early 70’s that are still quite remarkable. My cellar is dominantly Bordeaux, especially from the ‘82, ’85, ‘86, ‘89, ‘90, ‘96, ‘00, ‘05, ‘09, and ‘10 vintages, with more limited Burgundy (problem of price and predictability), and German (Maximin Grünhaus, Prüm, and Schloss Lieser personal favourites). Anyway, interesting to come across a kindred spirit.

  • WineBurrowingWombat says:

    4/18/2021 11:01:00 AM - Oh man, you nailed it - a bit of no patience (working on it now though) plus no space and personal preference. I only have had a limited amount of aged wine but the few that I did I think I'd prefer it more when it was a bit younger. I really enjoy the liveliness and the fruits while it's still there. I do want to try to hold some stuff for the really long term but it is a challenge.

  • dkentaustin says:

    4/16/2021 9:05:00 AM - Jason, thanks for your post - we do love our wine in Texas! Also, thanks for the heads up - we didn't realize our cellar was public...

  • cablover123 says:

    9/22/2020 4:50:00 PM - Jason, Cheers from a fellow TC resident. We have exchanged a few comments/notes. I just got on the Harlan list t this year (2018) and am pressing the button. I received the Maiden last year. Your exchange with Cristal on the 2016 was my tipping point. I am going big on 2018's Hope all is well for you. Dan

  • Rick & Ilsa says:

    8/6/2020 4:19:00 PM - That sounds like a plan Jason. If you decide to try the Fonseca I'll look forward to your note. All the best, Dave

  • Rick & Ilsa says:

    8/4/2020 9:23:00 PM - Hello Jason (fellow Minneasotian), Regarding the 2011 ports, I tried the Dows years ago and found it pretty hard, also the Grahams which is excellent, but to me not as ethereal as the Fonseca at this point. I've got a few of the others, Dows, Quinta do Noval, Taylors, Grahams, but haven't tried them yet. I opened the Fonseca because I read Jancis Robinsons note and she rated it almost perfect (19.5/20) which she rarely does with young ports and I've been popping them ever since. I do think it looks like 2011 is the most homogeneous vintage since maybe 1963. Lots of great vintages in between, but it seems that in this vintage the rising tide did raise all ships. Stay healthy, drink well! Dave

  • I'd Rather Be Drinking Wine says:

    7/9/2020 8:21:00 AM - Ha! I have never had a La Tache or any DRC wine, much less one from a great vintage like 61 or 64 (or even 90). I am afraid that may never happen. Unfortunately, I am not a wine professional, so I do not get invited to UGC tastings. I have had the privilege of trying some pretty good wines, and I believe life is short enough for me to focus on the ones I like, although I enjoy wine tastings because it affords me the opportunity to try that next great wine I didn't know existed! Although I cannot grace you with a 61 or 64 La Tache, I am willing to bet I have a couple bottles of wine in my cellar you would enjoy. :)

  • bestdamncab says:

    7/9/2020 4:02:00 AM - Do you attend the UGC tastings?

  • bestdamncab says:

    7/9/2020 3:15:00 AM - Try the 1961 and the 1964 La Tache.

  • bestdamncab says:

    7/8/2020 3:36:00 PM - Please try the 1975 and 1976 Y'quem. The 1982 Dunn Howell Mountain The 1982 Chateau Pichon Lalande The 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Dom Perignon P2 1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild

  • cablover123 says:

    6/21/2020 7:13:00 PM - Cheers. Thank you for posting on my note. I am also from the Twin Cities.