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by Brady Daniels
September 10th, 2020, 11:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9765

Re: Fires-Oregon

It's really smoky today here in Portland. I've got an older house for Portland (1912), built long before Tyvek and never resealed. The whole house smells of smoke. I'm wearing a face mask in my office. Yeah, super smoky today. The wind stopped allowing the smoke to descend. We are lucky our house i...
by Brady Daniels
September 10th, 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 60
Views: 4340

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

In short, yes. You just really taste the sunshine. The 2018 vintage experienced 290 more sunlight hours (i.e. about 30% more) between May and September than the average. Plenty of producers overcame the risk of making rustic monsters, but it's much harder to overcome the sucrosity of fruit that I'd...
by Brady Daniels
September 10th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14843

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 7:00 am
I’ll pull a cork or two anyone wants to visit SW OR.
This could be arranged. [cheers.gif]
by Brady Daniels
September 10th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Bedrock Video
Replies: 0
Views: 241

New Bedrock Video

Morgan and Chris recently participated in the 67 Pall Mall video series. It was a light and enjoyable video, less detailed than their vintage release podcasts. https://youtu.be/SF2gMCz-8Io Morgan and Chris, it didn’t seem you were also trying the wines at the same time? Pity! I love tasting notes. W...
by Brady Daniels
September 9th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4162

Re: Latour 2009 released

HenryB wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 12:58 am

I'm sure long term this will be worth the money, but right now, it feels a bit of a hard pass for me.
At $1200, I’m not sure it’ll keep up with inflation.
by Brady Daniels
September 8th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4189

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

A. So wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 4:37 pm
1996 all over again.
IMHO, 2008 has always been lighter bodied, redder fruited, and prettier. Still tough going if you don’t like acidity.
by Brady Daniels
September 6th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4189

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

RyanC wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 5:45 pm
So regardless whether they really compare with 09s/10s etc (they probably don’t), the value was phenomenal.
Honestly, the difference between ‘08 values to 18-20 high priced, new-era burgs leaves me confused and a bit sad. The new-era ripe wines might bother me even more than the prices.
by Brady Daniels
September 6th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3311

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

My most recent vintage is 98. I sadly drank the younger ones.

The sisters have been on a tear, and are legitimately seen as a top-tier producer.
by Brady Daniels
September 6th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4189

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

The one 08 disappointment for me in 08 continues to be Fourrier - just a really weird vintage for Jean Marie. Post 05 it's the one Fourrier vintage I don't like. I’m more concerned with Fourrier's 11’s. They seem to be aging very fast. Taste is good, but the colors are already quite brown. Overall ...
by Brady Daniels
September 4th, 2020, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reviews of reviewers
Replies: 19
Views: 1794

Re: Reviews of reviewers

I haven’t relied on a reviewer since Parker told me 2007 Rhones were the best vintage ever from anywhere. That said, I’m becoming a bit of a William Kelley fanboy. Hope he sticks around. I also like John Gilman and Jasper Morris's contributions to my favorite region. I mostly trust my palate at this...
by Brady Daniels
September 3rd, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Corton Wines
Replies: 50
Views: 3586

Re: Red Corton Wines

Outside of DRC, it seems most good Cortons are priced about the same as good 1er crus. Seems about right to me.
by Brady Daniels
September 1st, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Corton Wines
Replies: 50
Views: 3586

Re: Red Corton Wines

As part of his 67 Pall Mall series, Jasper Morris recently did a video on just this subject, which terroirs and makers to look for in Corton. Highly recommended.

https://www.67pallmall.com/virtual-events/

by Brady Daniels
September 1st, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes
Replies: 28
Views: 949

Re: TN: 2007 Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes

Better luck with the next bottle!

I think Lafarge is approachable faster than d’Angerville or de Montille, but still best drunk young or older, not in between.

I’d have bet the ‘07 would be ready, honestly.
by Brady Daniels
August 29th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 105
Views: 4809

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

We’ve drunk many excellent wines in the During. Certainly at a higher frequency than the Before. Tops was a recent 2009 Jouan Clos St Denis that has finally begun showing tertiary notes. Much better than the 2005. Jouans are not the screaming value they used to be (this bottle was 40 euros), but I s...
by Brady Daniels
August 25th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite QPR wine under $25
Replies: 63
Views: 3581

Re: Favorite QPR wine under $25

Drouhin Pouilly-Vinzelles and Bedrock Ode to LuLu, judging by the multiple cases of both we crushed this summer.
by Brady Daniels
August 22nd, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NSG Fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 1979

Re: NSG Fans?

This whole conversation is throwing me a bit. NSG is the least uniform of any red appellation in the Côte d’Or. One should have completely different expectations from a vineyard in the north part near Vosne, versus thoe in the heart of NSG just south of the town, versus the flatter southern bit. The...
by Brady Daniels
August 22nd, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)
Replies: 39
Views: 1523

Re: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)

Great stuff. Thanks, William.

Though I still suspect pick date matters, maybe it matters less than I thought, especially with good producers.
by Brady Daniels
July 17th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you can "afford"?
Replies: 159
Views: 7547

Re: Wines you can "afford"?

I think buying 6-12 bottles of wine you love to age for decades is a great idea. But it requires: 1) temperature controlled storage space for 1000 bottles plus 2) sufficient funds to support this habit 3) sufficient experience to feel comfortable predicting you’ll like the wine in 10-30 years. When ...
by Brady Daniels
June 27th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy bitten
Replies: 29
Views: 2006

Re: Burgundy bitten

I drank a pinot from another region. Oh no, not the same. Syrupy, no damp forest floor. Alas, oh woe is me. I am smitten, I am bitten. I am in trouble. Respected Burgundy makers were already too expensive when I started. Can’t imagine catching the bug now. As others have said, good priced, yummy bu...
by Brady Daniels
June 27th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 2091

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Ode To Lulu Rose (19 bottles)
We’ve enjoyed that many from the current vintage. [cheers.gif]

Add up over the years and it’s scary!
by Brady Daniels
May 29th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction
Replies: 57
Views: 3798

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction

Keep your tinder dry.
by Brady Daniels
May 29th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 13460

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

Help! I’m drowning in LuLu!

(So good)
by Brady Daniels
May 29th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs
Replies: 18
Views: 706

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

Can’t delete, so umm, Happy birthday again Don!
by Brady Daniels
May 29th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs
Replies: 18
Views: 706

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

Happy birthday Don!

You are in between my wife and me. Last weekend, for my birthday we opened a 2013 Jouan Clos Sorbe that was fantastic. My wife has tentative selected an SQN Raven.

Birthday rules: open whatever you want to!
by Brady Daniels
May 29th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date
Replies: 26
Views: 1817

Re: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date

Kevin Porter wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 4:25 pm
“Missing, presumed drunk “
Soooo many of these.
by Brady Daniels
May 22nd, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Noir vine genetics in Burgundy: some photos
Replies: 34
Views: 1932

Re: Pinot Noir vine genetics in Burgundy: some photos

Thanks William. A very interesting topic!

I love that you post so much here, in addition to whatever is behind the walled-garden. The enthusiasm you show here has to have a positive effect on subscriptions, even if that isn’t your goal.
by Brady Daniels
May 22nd, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine René Engel Clos Vougeot
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: TN: 2003 Domaine René Engel Clos Vougeot

billnanson wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 12:23 am
Philippe had many successes in 2003 - he was well above the average...
It's still a bit of a baby, Brady, but the 99 GE is still singing...
Thanks, Bill. Tempting...
by Brady Daniels
May 20th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine René Engel Clos Vougeot
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: TN: 2003 Domaine René Engel Clos Vougeot

Great note. I still have a few 99’s left, but none so far have matched your experience. I’ll wait a few more years.
by Brady Daniels
May 20th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 57
Views: 4369

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

A Songeur wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 12:25 pm
LOts of people already drinking 2017!... Is that right? Should I try?
You bet, buddy! Delicious young. I think it’ll age fine, too.
by Brady Daniels
May 20th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 57
Views: 4369

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

2017 Fourrier rouge 2017 Jouan rouge how'd you like the Jouan? Not who you asked, but I had it recently and it was delightful -- I posted a note on here a bit ago. I like the 17 Jouan more than the 16 Jouan, but less than the 17 Fourrier. I think it's a pretty good bourgogne that doesn’t hold a can...
by Brady Daniels
May 20th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 57
Views: 4369

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

2017 Fourrier rouge
2017 Jouan rouge
by Brady Daniels
May 18th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 259
Views: 13418

Re: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

I posted the following excerpt to another thread, but it seems more appropriate here: I am nervous about 2011. Multiple examples from a few producers have come across as prematurely aged. They seem older than any other 21st century burgs, though I don’t have recent experience with ‘01, ‘03, or ‘04. ...
by Brady Daniels
May 18th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Producer in Burgundy?
Replies: 68
Views: 4082

Re: Most Underrated Producer in Burgundy?

Friends, Underrateed: -Nuits : Daniel Bocquenet : i reported on him in another thread but got no reaction. Unfortunately he retired after the 2016 vintage but he used to make brilliant ECHEZEAUX and a villlage Nuits Saint Julien that was on par with most premier crus vintage after vintage. He was o...
by Brady Daniels
May 18th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Producer in Burgundy?
Replies: 68
Views: 4082

Re: Most Underrated Producer in Burgundy?

Henri Jouan makes fantastic wines across the board and doesn’t seem to get much recognition. Gevrey Echezeaux, Chambolle AOC, Clos Sorbe and Clos Clos St Denis are all cellar worthy imo. Considering their tiny 3ha production, I think Jouan gets disproportionate coverage here. I just shut up and buy...
by Brady Daniels
May 18th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin VV
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: TN: 2005 Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin VV

I guess Bachelet and Barthod have similar aging profiles. Great for our kids.
by Brady Daniels
May 18th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 101
Views: 5400

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

I am nervous about 2011. Multiple examples from a few producers have come across as prematurely aged. They seem older than any other 21st century burgs, though I don’t have recent experience with ‘01, ‘03, or ‘04. The two Fourrier PC’s we had were full of tertiary notes, and seemed fully mature. To ...
by Brady Daniels
May 13th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 9413

Re: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

March 2015, no joy.
by Brady Daniels
May 13th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 42
Views: 4189

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

Everywhere the pattern seems to be that the kids make sloppier jammier sluttier [and likely vastly less ageworthy] wines than did their parents. not so sure of that. I think Erwan’s wines at Faiveley are far better and still ageworthy. Silky and less tannic but great depth and balance. I’m sure the...
by Brady Daniels
May 13th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burgundy Research. Part 2.1. The Best Grand Crus
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Red Burgundy Research. Part 2.1. The Best Grand Crus

(Cross-posted from UK Wine Pages) Stas, I read your report. I'm fine with identifying preferences, and making favorite lists is a pastime in many hobbies. But as a statistician, my problem is with your numbers. To put it simply, wine scores are garbage. And if you are basing your ratings on these sc...
by Brady Daniels
May 12th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 42
Views: 4189

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

Thank you Antoine and Jacob. Very good stuff.

Also welcome to the board, Jacob! I look forward to further contributions.
by Brady Daniels
April 12th, 2020, 11:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burgundy Research. Part 1. The Best Villages
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: Red Burgundy Research. Part 1. The Best Villages

Scores mean nothing. Especially in Burgundy.

This region rejected Robert Parker, and his points system. Hell, they even sued him.

If you want points, you’ll do far better elsewhere. It’s just not what makes Burgundy interesting.
by Brady Daniels
April 10th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Henri Naudin-Ferrand Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Orchis Mascula
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Henri Naudin-Ferrand Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Orchis Mascula

I love her wines, but haven’t found them at a reasonable price, outside of Beaune.
by Brady Daniels
April 4th, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.
Replies: 92
Views: 5906

Re: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.

I just like the motivation for the thread!
by Brady Daniels
March 24th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS offering three months free during shutdown
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: WS offering three months free during shutdown

Thanks, Greg. No credit card required.

How long did it take before you received the confirmation email?
by Brady Daniels
March 21st, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When this all ends . . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 1631

Re: When this all ends . . . .

We’re drinking good stuff now.

We have more good stuff for later, but hell, smoke 'em if you got 'em.
by Brady Daniels
March 12th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 11287

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

I’ve just brought home aged bottles from Mugnier, Fourrier, Clos Saint Jean, SQN, and more from the off-site cellar. We bought these wines to drink, and the next few weeks look ideal.

Cheers to you all!

[cheers.gif]
by Brady Daniels
March 10th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 214
Views: 17263

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

I got my best wine deals during the financial crisis in 2009-2010. Inertia is a bitch.

Honestly, I hope there are no great wine deals coming. That would probably require serious economic stress.
by Brady Daniels
March 10th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4648

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

Just did a tasting of 8 pinots. 4 burgs and 4 Ca. All were 2015 that was supposed to be a good year for burgundy. The burgs were all premier cru and all rated 92-95 from WA or BH. They also cost on average twice the CA. I alternated odd and even. All were blind. Out of 18 people only two liked the ...
by Brady Daniels
March 9th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 2820

Re: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation

I think Rich's post is having the opposite of its intended effect. Oops.

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