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by A Yambor
June 8th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?
Replies: 38
Views: 1740

Re: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?

"What do you think of this wine?" is what I ask when I'm in this situation. I listen, learn and more often than not, I find the other party(ties) all too willing to be open about the wine in question.
by A Yambor
May 28th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: TN: 2014 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Droin's 18s are special. Specifically Vaillons, Valmur & Les Clos.
by A Yambor
May 18th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In a world without DRC...
Replies: 62
Views: 5419

Re: In a world without DRC...

Ech: Bizot, Lamarche & Mugneret-Gibourg
Richebourg: Leroy, Meo-Camuzet & Thibault Liger-Belair
RSV: Arnoux, Dujac, Lamarche & Leroy
GE: Drouhin & Lamarche

........and if you want Richebourg, Echezeaux or Grands-Echezeaux to drink early on, Mongeard-Mugneret is a solid source.
by A Yambor
April 1st, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots
Replies: 43
Views: 2239

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots

Sounds wonderful Don. Clavelier has emerged as I domaine I really appreciate. Hope you are doing well.
by A Yambor
July 23rd, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2625

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

I am going to offer a bit of perspective on this based completely on experience. Perspective: Like all reds as has been mentioned previously, standing the wines up for A FEW DAYS (not hours) will help all sediment to settle. Also- properly decanting the wine prior to service makes a huge difference ...
by A Yambor
July 17th, 2019, 12:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Henriot Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: TN: NV Henriot Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)

Just had this a few days ago and agree completely. Got a chance to try their 08 Vintage release as well- worth seeking out and under $100.
by A Yambor
May 15th, 2018, 10:29 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2014 DRC for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

2014 DRC for sale

I have an offer for $6K
by A Yambor
June 15th, 2017, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Who is most likely to donate wine?
Replies: 8
Views: 2866

Who is most likely to donate wine?

As a retailer, I am asked for donations multiple times a day. Ask the businesses that you support.
by A Yambor
June 14th, 2017, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burgundy sleepers
Replies: 162
Views: 17244

Red Burgundy sleepers

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:Not sure how any Mugneret-Gibourg wine can be a sleeper.
I understand that; I see it as an often overlooked wine in their range that is still priced within reason.
by A Yambor
June 14th, 2017, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burgundy sleepers
Replies: 162
Views: 17244

Red Burgundy sleepers

Mugneret-Gibourg NSG 1er Les Chaignots
Thomas Morey Beaune 1er Greves
Bernard Moreau Chassagne Rouge VV
JJ Girard Savigny Les Beaune and Pernand Vergelesses (entire range)
Gerard Seguin (from village Fixin and Gevrey all the way to Gevrey 1er Lavaux St Jacques)
by A Yambor
February 8th, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 40
Views: 2439

TN: 2007 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Tim,

What country did you acquire your Pegau in and what importer (if any) is listed on the back label?

Anthony

Also- the wines of Pegau are Bretty with a capital B.
by A Yambor
February 4th, 2017, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose Champagne Recs Under $100
Replies: 52
Views: 2570

Rose Champagne Recs Under $100

Anthony, I will disagree a bit on the Billecart and Laurent-Perrier Roses. I thought they both went through a rough patch for quite a while, but the last 3 or 4 releases have been much better and more fruit driven. Still not as good as they were in their heyday, but a big step up from where they we...
by A Yambor
February 4th, 2017, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose Champagne Recs Under $100
Replies: 52
Views: 2570

Rose Champagne Recs Under $100

Marc Hebrart (NV) Besserat de Bellefon (NV) Ruinart (NV) Vilmart Rubis (NV) Milan Glamour (NV) P. Gimonnet Rose de Blancs (NV) Jean Lallement (NV) Pierre Peters Rose for Albane (NV) Note: I have found recent releases from old favorites such as Billecart-Salmon & Laurent-Perrier to be less exciting t...
by A Yambor
January 31st, 2017, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tissue Wrap Preference and a Question
Replies: 62
Views: 3011

Tissue Wrap Preference and a Question

One upside to tissue is that you can tell whether or not a bottle has leaked. A producer once told me that is why all of their wines are wrapped in tissue.

As for the barcode issue- you can always adhere a barcode to the outside of the tissue paper.
by A Yambor
January 31st, 2017, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The oakiest wine I've ever had; what's yours?
Replies: 102
Views: 4297

The oakiest wine I've ever had; what's yours?

2 wines:

2012 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary. The bottle resembled the packaging of Kahlua and the taste profile of the wine did as well.

2012 Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Selection - sawdust, dill sawdust & chocolate sawdust.
by A Yambor
January 17th, 2017, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheap Margaux?
Replies: 31
Views: 2000

Cheap Margaux?

Baron de Brane
La Sirene de Giscours
by A Yambor
December 31st, 2016, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot La Cardeuse Rouge
Replies: 6
Views: 453

TN: 2014 Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot La Cardeuse Rouge

Don,

Have you had the 14 B. Moreau C-M VV Rouge? I had it a few weeks ago and was astounded by its quality level for a village Chassagne Rouge. The Cardeuse sounds beautiful.

Anthony
by A Yambor
December 29th, 2016, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best time to go to Oregon?
Replies: 18
Views: 1177

Best time to go to Oregon?

September (1st half of Sept, if possible)
by A Yambor
October 26th, 2016, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Merlot
Replies: 63
Views: 2691

California Merlot

Santa Cruz:
Ridge Estate Merlot

Napa:
Arietta Merlot, Hudson Vineyards
by A Yambor
October 26th, 2016, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You ever drink DRC by yourself?
Replies: 44
Views: 3603

You ever drink DRC by yourself?

alan weinberg wrote:the other bottle I opened alone, one of the three greatest I have ever had, was 90 Leroy Musigny. Two angels joined me during the solo bottle, put me on their shoulders and flew me around the room.
Great post.
by A Yambor
October 25th, 2016, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cabernet Sauvignon from California
Replies: 146
Views: 9499

Cabernet Sauvignon from California

Don,

Look forward to your notes.

I would add Neyers (Left Bank Red, AME Cab Sauv & estate Cab) & Scribe (Atlas Peak).

Anthony
by A Yambor
October 1st, 2016, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 William Fèvre - Chablis "Champs Royaux" (France, Burgundy, Chablis)
Replies: 15
Views: 954

TN: 2014 William Fèvre - Chablis "Champs Royaux" (France, Burgundy, Chablis)

Brocard Sainte Claire blows this away in 2014 (and I am a Fevre fan).
by A Yambor
October 1st, 2016, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cannibis infused wine
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Cannibus infused wine

WA, CA, OR and CO residents
by A Yambor
September 30th, 2016, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Canary Wines"
Replies: 5
Views: 642

"Canary Wines"

Barthod Bourgogne 'Les Bons Batons'
Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Blanc
Gimonnet 'Cuvee Gastronome'
Vietti Nebbiolo Perbacco
Burlotto Barolo
Fontodi Chianti Classico
by A Yambor
September 19th, 2016, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Post Seeking Corkage Opinions
Replies: 177
Views: 6404

Another Post Seeking Corkage Opinions

First of all, by allowing you to bring in a 3L, they did accommodate you by making an exception to a normal policy. Second, by paying a $200 corkage fee and then purchasing a bottle ~$500, you definitely supported their wine program to say the very least. If they wanted the scenario to be repeated, ...
by A Yambor
September 16th, 2016, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Style of J. J. Confuron Burgundies?
Replies: 11
Views: 1394

Style of J. J. Confuron Burgundies?

Oaky when young & very nice after sufficient time in bottle. Their Clos de Vougeot is excellent and the RSV is a beauty.
by A Yambor
September 2nd, 2016, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your go to Cab Franc for <$20?
Replies: 52
Views: 2005

Your go to Cab Franc for <$20?

Breton Trinch
by A Yambor
August 28th, 2016, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name and rate the best 2011 Napa Cab you have had.
Replies: 117
Views: 7015

Name and rate the best 2011 Napa Cab you have had.

2011 Mt. Brave, Mt Veeder was quite excellent recently. 2011 Schrader Beckstoffer G III was off the charts good.
by A Yambor
August 5th, 2016, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KJ has bought another Oregon winery
Replies: 96
Views: 6556

KJ has bought another Oregon winery

Wild guess:

Lemelson
by A Yambor
August 4th, 2016, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is There World Class Italian Chardonnay?
Replies: 27
Views: 1663

Is There World Class Italian Chardonnay?

Vie di Romans
Gaja
Miani
Edi Kante
by A Yambor
August 2nd, 2016, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14091
Views: 685987

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2015 Lapierre Morgon
2014 Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltoire
2014 Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Blanchot Dessous
2013 Lucien Le Moine Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Genevrieres
2004 Delamotte BdB
2015 Regis Bouvier Bourgogne Rouge
by A Yambor
August 2nd, 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1413
Views: 94140

Which Champagne are you drinking?

2004 Delamotte BdB: Beginning to enter its window and beautiful after about an hour of air. Laser-like acidity, delectable Chardonnay fruit and beautiful texture make this really complete. I think this has a long life ahead. NV Selosse Initial (one 2013 disg & one 2015 disg; both imported by RWC): O...
by A Yambor
July 13th, 2016, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Montevertine Montevertine: Disappointing
Replies: 6
Views: 847

2009 Montevertine Montevertine: Disappointing

Sounds off or akward. Currently drinking my 01 Montevertine Montevertine and it is in no way at risk of falling apart.
by A Yambor
July 10th, 2016, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgs
Replies: 36
Views: 2720

2014 Red Burgs

I think comparing 2014 to 2007 or 2000 is way off. The 14s have more depth and acidity than those two. I see the vintage being much closer to 09- seeming a little less pushed in terms of ripeness, so slightly more classic. Nowhere near the overripe nature of 2003. They are easy to like because of th...
by A Yambor
June 13th, 2016, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 8
Views: 962

TN: 2015 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé (France, Provence, Bandol)

My experience of Tempier's 2015 Rose was a bit different. It is one of the estate's most dense releases I've ever tasted. Everything is in balance, but given 3-5 months to settle down, I think this will leave a much different impression than it currently does- to the upside.
by A Yambor
June 13th, 2016, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Dominus @ $319 Pre-arrival
Replies: 58
Views: 5296

2013 Dominus @ $319 Pre-arrival

Peter, You clearly know nothing in regard to wholesale and retail pricing in the wine business, so I will give you the facts. The retail price is 150% of the wholesale price. Example, retailer buys a case of wine for $800, and prices each bottle at $100 to the consumer. The standard commission paid...
by A Yambor
April 19th, 2016, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wineries sell mailing list details and which dont
Replies: 54
Views: 2389

Which wineries sell mailing list details and which dont

John Morris wrote:I would guess it's a retailer or a publication or website. Snooth seemed to sell its list, for instance.
A retailer?? Only one going out of business would do that. As a retailer I can tell you- selling or sharing your client email list is an idiotic business move.
by A Yambor
March 9th, 2016, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for a $30 California Cabernet
Replies: 52
Views: 3737

Recommendations for a $30 California Cabernet

Stuhlmuller
Chappellet Mtn Cuvee
by A Yambor
March 2nd, 2016, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First growth comparison question.
Replies: 39
Views: 2010

First growth comparison question.

In my experience, any vintage from 2000 forward would show firsts far from maturity. Solid vintage where the different nuances come through, albeit with the wines a little young: 1998 Vintage showing well now (assuming proper storage)): 1985 "Dark horse" vintages showing beautifully now (if well sto...
by A Yambor
February 23rd, 2016, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your Favorite Bedrock Red
Replies: 25
Views: 1186

What's your Favorite Bedrock Red

The wine:
Bedrock Vineyard Heritage

Why:
The wine has a sense of place, purity and detail I have rarely seen in any other CA wine; it also seems built to last with excellent balance.
by A Yambor
December 16th, 2015, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox and Latour Giraud
Replies: 23
Views: 958

Premox and Latour Giraud

I sent an email, I will circle back when I get a reply. He is a terribly thoughtful dude, so i'm sure he will have more input. For what it is worth, if the "gold label" is what is currently called "Cuvée de Pierre" (which is now a silver label; all of the rest are white paper), aka Nikos' Fancypant...
by A Yambor
December 13th, 2015, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Louis Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 21
Views: 976

TN: 2005 Louis Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières

Al,

Now I get it! Brain moving a little slowly on this Sunday!

Anthony
by A Yambor
December 13th, 2015, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Louis Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 21
Views: 976

TN: 2005 Louis Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières

I've tasted a lot of Francois' wines and like them, probably buy more of his wines than any other PM producer. I haven't had Jacques' wines, but would say the Louis wines were slightly more focused. I've always wanted to do a comparative tasting. -Al You've never had Jacques' wines but are saying L...
by A Yambor
November 10th, 2015, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgs - 10 years on
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

2005 Burgs - 10 years on

alan weinberg wrote:Coates is, in my opinion, a hierarchist--grand cru is always better than premier cru which is always better than village. And Wasserman portfolio is always best. His notes are meaningless; his strength is historical info.
This.
by A Yambor
October 31st, 2015, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated off-the-beaten-path Burgundy TNs
Replies: 319
Views: 33544

Consolidated off-the-beaten-path Burgundy TNs

2013 Paul Pillot Bourogone Blanc is already delicious and well worth seeking out. It is bright & mineral-inflected with good flesh.
by A Yambor
October 25th, 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liver & Onions -- What to Drink!?
Replies: 36
Views: 8089

Liver & Onions -- What to Drink!?

From your list, my vote would be with the 00 Nenin. Its plump texture, fruit profile and earthy nuances will complement the dish very well.

Aside from your list my top 2 choices would be:

Burlotto Nebbiolo or Pelaverga

or

Coudoulet de Beaucastel
by A Yambor
October 24th, 2015, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 red burgundy--where are we?
Replies: 50
Views: 2814

2006 red burgundy--where are we?

2006 Clos des Lambrays is just coming out of its shell and starting to drink well. I had it Thursday night and after three hours, it was stunning.
by A Yambor
October 23rd, 2015, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Sottimano Barbera d'Alba Pairolero (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)
Replies: 10
Views: 464

TN: 2012 Sottimano Barbera d'Alba Pairolero (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)

So I posted my note over on Vinous, Antonio says I had a bad bottle that was heat damaged or with a bad cork. It hurts to tell him they are probably all like that. No it doesn't. I had this a month ago at a restaurant. My experience mirrors yours. The wine tasted almost Australian to me, and the al...
by A Yambor
October 22nd, 2015, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your pick: red Burg's 10 best vineyards
Replies: 58
Views: 2450

Your pick: red Burg's 10 best vineyards

1- La Tache
2- Romanee-Conti
3- Richebourg
4- Chambertin Clos de Beze
5- Musigny
6- Romanee St. Vivant
7- La Romanee
8- Clos Saint Denis
9- Mazis-Chambertin
10- Grands Echezeaux

On the bubble

Cros Parantoux
Malconsorts
Corton Clos du Roi
Les Amoureuses
Clos Saint Jacques

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