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by Pat Burton
July 3rd, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Of Chateau Margaux etc to provide meals for Covid front line workers
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Auction Of Chateau Margaux etc to provide meals for Covid front line workers

Thanks for posting this Mark. It is especially helpful to know they're from your cellar.
by Pat Burton
July 3rd, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet question
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet question

Maybe contact Montelena?
by Pat Burton
June 25th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1880

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Sadly, my top two producers no longer exist: Zepaltas and Coleman Nicole
by Pat Burton
June 22nd, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5288

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

Pat Burton wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 5:22 pm
I've always found that if I want people to listen to me, it helps to be a contributing member of said group first. 15 total posts.
by Pat Burton
June 22nd, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5288

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

I've always found that if I want people to listen to me, it helps to be a contributing member of said group first.
by Pat Burton
June 21st, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Ch.Petrus '70 hlf btl
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Ch.Petrus '70 hlf btl

Agreed. What is the actual offer?
by Pat Burton
June 21st, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 48
Views: 2461

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

Our young boy, too (just under a year old) caught a mouse in our apartment and just walked around a bunch with the critter in his mouth until dropping it on his Ripple Rug(tm, fantastic toy) so that it could run away and he could resume the game. Some cats are just more white-collar than others, I ...
by Pat Burton
June 21st, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: age a bit more or drink?
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: age a bit more or drink?

I put together a list a while back. I haven't updated it in some time but not much has changed: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=106291 The traditional producers generally make wines that are more austere in their youth while the more modern style makes wines that are general...
by Pat Burton
June 21st, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: age a bit more or drink?
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: age a bit more or drink?

I agree with the general comment on 96 barolo but fontanafreda is made in a more modern style. It would not surprise me if it was good to go.
by Pat Burton
June 21st, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2083

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

I'm leaning towards 1974 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon California Mountain
by Pat Burton
June 21st, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18833

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Why are people boycotting Liquid Farm? Genuine Question - it’s the only one of the wineries I’ve bought from over here? There were allegations that liquid farm was violating the governor's orders and conducting tastings. The winemaker responded saying it was only family that had been spending time ...
by Pat Burton
June 20th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2129

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

Wait, did she throw it in your glass too or just hers? That was my first thought too. I once had someone over who asked if she could put sugar in the wine I gave her. I was confused, so i opened a dessert wine for her. It was too sweet. Now i realize that once I've poured someone a glass of wine, i...
by Pat Burton
June 20th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7786
Views: 505948

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Vince L. wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Has anyone actually gotten the $50 for getting the last bottle.
I have. You can actually tell if they have less than 36 bottles remaining by putting the max in your cart. If it autocorrects to a lower number, that is what they have left.
by Pat Burton
June 20th, 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 931
Views: 49953

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Keith, Wow, that's quite an unasked for lecture. You've made a lot of assumptions about the people on this thread and what they're trying to learn (and spend). Not everyone can drop $1000 on 2016 bordeaux to waste just to find out what 2019s they might like. If I did that, I'd have little leftover ...
by Pat Burton
June 19th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 931
Views: 49953

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

For all the younger folk obsessively comparing the points from the dozen or so publications trying to fill Parker's shoes: don't waste your time. Bordeaux really isn't that complicated. The hierarchy doesn't change much from year to year. The list of the best 2019s is going to look a lot like the l...
by Pat Burton
June 18th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5313

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

Honestly, no one mentions this but the elevation of alcohol through evaporation in dry, above ground, air conditioned facilities is probably a bigger impact(as much as .5 degrees of alcohol every 6 months). I've never understood this, though I accept that it is true. Ethanol has a much higher evapo...
by Pat Burton
June 18th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5313

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

Honestly, no one mentions this but the elevation of alcohol through evaporation in dry, above ground, air conditioned facilities is probably a bigger impact(as much as .5 degrees of alcohol every 6 months). I've never understood this, though I accept that it is true. Ethanol has a much higher evapo...
by Pat Burton
June 17th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18833

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I'm with you on that Scott. Anyway, this forum is full of pussies compared to some of my bike related forums! [snort.gif] - ridiculous keyboard warriors fighting over everything from wives to custom build artistic integrity! [pillow-fight.gif] Was entertaining, hilarious and great fun at times but,...
by Pat Burton
June 17th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2149

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

Kab: 28% Spat: 26% Aus: 41% TBA/Eiswein: 3% This breakdown is skewed towards Auslese because I age them the longest. I love the sweet ones, but strongly prefer them with age. Of course, I age the Spatlese and Kabinett wines as well, but for less time (vintage and producer variations not withstanding).
by Pat Burton
June 17th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18833

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

...I’ll go find another board to discuss wine. ... Good luck with that. Only a couple out there. Okay, maybe I went a bit too far there! [wink.gif] Seriously, I'm not complaining about what's been posted. I'm complaining about which forum the thread is located. Wine Talk is my little oasis to escap...
by Pat Burton
June 17th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18833

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Good luck with that. Only a couple out there. Okay, maybe I went a bit too far there! [wink.gif] Seriously, I'm not complaining about what's been posted. I'm complaining about which forum the thread is located. Wine Talk is my little oasis to escape politics and name calling every now and then. I'm...
by Pat Burton
June 16th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18833

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I was going to, but I deleted it and can't find it in any email trash cans. I don't think you are going to be surprised. Without reading the email I can't say for certain, but if you are choosing to stop supporting a business because of their support of the BLM movement, well, that's an interesting...
by Pat Burton
June 6th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Vintage - How Is It Looking?
Replies: 36
Views: 3641

Re: 2016 Barolo Vintage - How Is It Looking?

Yes, vietti pricing has really sky rocketed here.
by Pat Burton
June 5th, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 97
Views: 7448

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

Richard Albert wrote:
June 4th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Al shocked his contempories in the 70s with bold new high pricing, his 1972 was $12.50, pricey at the time.
He may have been first at $25 price point as well, IIRC.
It is my recollection that the 1987s were the first Napa wines offered at $100.
by Pat Burton
June 5th, 2020, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 7966

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

I don't buy individual wines in quantity very often, and even when I do, quantity means something different to me than to those who've already posted. +1. Rarely have I bought even half a case. 2014 Juge Cornas was the exception for me at a couple cases. I do have a case of 2007 R. López de Heredia...
by Pat Burton
June 4th, 2020, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 7966

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

If I may ask those people who buy a case or more of a single bottle and vintage: 1. How big is your total collection? 2. What percentage of your total collection is made up of 6-12+ bottle quantities of a single wine from one vintage (not a single wine across multiple vintages)? 3. Did you try befo...
by Pat Burton
June 3rd, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja 2001 - Check in
Replies: 20
Views: 1286

Re: Rioja 2001 - Check in

Andrew Ing wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 12:01 pm
I just got a case of 01 Tondonia at auction. Eager to give it go after it sits for a few months.
I liked this wine in 2012, though it was quite young still. A more recent bottle (maybe three years ago) was pretty shut down.
by Pat Burton
June 3rd, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 7966

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

I don't buy individual wines in quantity very often, and even when I do, quantity means something different to me than to those who've already posted. I do have a case of 2007 R. López de Heredia Rioja Viña Tondonia.
by Pat Burton
May 5th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco
Replies: 404
Views: 85146

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Barolo / Barbaresco

Sh@n A wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Andrew A r n t f i e l d wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 6:50 am
Not sure about their maceration times, though.
What makes a maceration time traditional vs. modern? Are some traditional producers known for longer maceration times (e.g. Roagna)?
I believe I used a two week cutoff. Traditional producers easily hit that mark.
by Pat Burton
May 5th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 63
Views: 2944

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

Patrick T a y l o r wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Pat Burton wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 6:11 pm
I hope so, since many of those shipments come to her office. champagne.gif
I should have been addressing these to you all along! :)
That's risky...
by Pat Burton
April 17th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 63
Views: 2944

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

UPS is delivering wine today. I am anxiously tracking it. My wife just ran out to get lunch. UPS delivered the wine before she returned. I WIN!!!! Next up: Fedex vs The Mrs. My advice. Take her to wineries with you. The more she gets to see the wineries, meets the people at the wineries, and tastes...
by Pat Burton
April 17th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 92
Views: 2172

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

I've tasted the 2001 WS Auslese twice in the past two years. Fantastic, but very young and primary.
by Pat Burton
March 25th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 130
Views: 6312

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Neal, I wasn't insinuating you don't know how to buy groceries or cook. As one who drinks vintage Bordeaux, I'm highly confident you know how to cook a meal. I was stating that those who can't buy groceries for various reasons nor have the means to cook a meal only have an option of Door Dash. [tru...
by Pat Burton
March 25th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 130
Views: 6312

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Just seems totally sketchy. Person making your food may be healthy but can unknowingly pass on the virus as it sits on nice warm food (perfect environment). The risk reward for me isn't worth it, but for those who can't buy groceries and make a meal, this may be your only option. Keep clean!!! Hmmm...
by Pat Burton
March 10th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High alcohol wines and aging
Replies: 165
Views: 8458

Re: High alcohol wines and aging

I don't know if this would explain it, but I believe that vines often weren't that healthy 50+ years ago. Plus, there has been a lot of replanting, no doubt on different rootstocks and possibly with different clones. Perhaps that alters the chemistry. I assume the numbers you're citing, Roy, are fo...
by Pat Burton
February 10th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1974 Guido Porro Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: TN: 1974 Guido Porro Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Thank you. It continues to amaze me how much air these old nebbiolo require even though I've witnessed it many times.
by Pat Burton
February 10th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1974 Guido Porro Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: TN: 1974 Guido Porro Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Thanks for the note. When you say air, do you mean decant or slow ox?
by Pat Burton
February 7th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe Cavalieri del Tartufo
Replies: 0
Views: 300

TN: 1985 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe Cavalieri del Tartufo

1985 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe Cavalieri del Tartufo - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (2/6/2020) This is actually a Cavalieri del Tartufo bottle, purchased from Chambers St approximately six months ago. The bottle was opened three hours before serving. I decanted ...
by Pat Burton
January 29th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux, Nebbiolo, Brunello suggestions
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Bordeaux, Nebbiolo, Brunello suggestions

Although the OP didn't ask for Rioja, LdH referenced above does come in 375s and 750s. I think maybe only the Tondonia has 375s widely available in the US. The 2001 Tondonia had a dumb phase about five years ago. Not sure if that is specific to that vintage though.
by Pat Burton
January 28th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux, Nebbiolo, Brunello suggestions
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Bordeaux, Nebbiolo, Brunello suggestions

Thanks again everyone. OP has another thread trying to understand the dumb phase... Oddero bottles some of their nebbiolos in 375s most year. The strong vintages will easily age 20 years. I don't know if there will be a dumb phase though. Vallana gattinara from northern piedmont is pretty affordabl...
by Pat Burton
January 27th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux, Nebbiolo, Brunello suggestions
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Bordeaux, Nebbiolo, Brunello suggestions

OP has another thread trying to understand the dumb phase... Oddero bottles some of their nebbiolos in 375s most year. The strong vintages will easily age 20 years. I don't know if there will be a dumb phase though. Vallana gattinara from northern piedmont is pretty affordable. Not sure about 375s t...
by Pat Burton
January 27th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?
Replies: 58
Views: 2557

Re: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?

I've got a fair amount of LdH and LRA in my cellar. I've had plenty of aged examples of both. They are different takes on Rioja, and sometimes one calls to me more than another. However, I don't find the oak on LRA to be overwhelming (though it is always present). I've also had a good amount of CUNE...
by Pat Burton
January 16th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 46
Views: 2012

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

Peter Shurman wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 8:20 am
with a little help from my friends ... family ... and of course, my wife ... 442

[cheers.gif]
Wow, nice work Pete. I'm at almost exactly half that.
by Pat Burton
December 10th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 277
Views: 7922

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

B02CA874-4814-4726-98A4-C058F618544A.jpeg Nobody will guess this one. Not even Keith. Yea, that’s a challenge. Jayson might. And yes it is a real wine, I have about a case. Hint, it’s cheap. Damn good too. Another hint, this is the center-piece of the label, not a minor section. I redacted the name...
by Pat Burton
December 10th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 277
Views: 7922

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

B02CA874-4814-4726-98A4-C058F618544A.jpeg Nobody will guess this one. Not even Keith. Yea, that’s a challenge. Jayson might. And yes it is a real wine, I have about a case. Hint, it’s cheap. Damn good too. Another hint, this is the center-piece of the label, not a minor section. I redacted the name...
by Pat Burton
December 10th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does "pure" mean?
Replies: 47
Views: 1678

Re: What does "pure" mean?

I understand "pure" as fruit unmasked by oak, mlf, etc Are you saying that some wines come with milfs? [wow.gif] What brands? A dishy Blonde? I'd like to "put wood to" (thanks, Anton) a milf that came with my wine! What a smashing idea! This is a better combination than medicated bandaids. [cheers....
by Pat Burton
December 7th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 22586

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Karen Troisi wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 9:23 am
Date circled on the calendar (and already thinking about what we might offer).
Yay!!

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