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by Brady Daniels
February 28th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the Coronavirus economic impact slowing your buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: Is the Coronavirus economic impact slowing your buying?

I’m waiting for the blood in the streets.
by Brady Daniels
February 28th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 45
Views: 2322

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

jnbrown wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 8:27 pm

I am the worlds worst investor, what ever I do the market does the opposite.
So expect a further plunge.
Index - Buy - Hold - Rebalance
by Brady Daniels
February 28th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grape Radio- Au Revoir!
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Grape Radio- Au Revoir!

Aww. I loved Grape Radio in its day. And it has been missed for some time. The king is dead.

Thank goodness for Levi Dalton's I’ll Drink To That. Long live the king!
by Brady Daniels
February 28th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Patrice Rion Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: TN: 2008 Patrice Rion Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses

This Rion is one of the very few top rank producers to remain firmly under the radar, it seems to me. Tom. I trust my post won’t ruin the secret. What do you think of other Rion wines, say Daniel? [cheers.gif] Antoine, do you think Amoureuses is more of a solare vintage wine? Though I have some 9, ...
by Brady Daniels
February 28th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 45
Views: 2322

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

I asked because I wonder if the absentee bids were submitted before the market went into its slump. How many people would have retracted their bids this week? Many bids are submitted far ahead. But you can pull your bid until that lot is live. It’s easy. That said, I had to tell another guy about t...
by Brady Daniels
February 28th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 45
Views: 2322

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

Perhaps DRC is an alternative asset class. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I know at least one person who canceled HDH bids. He didn’t realize you could cancel until I told him. I suspect others made bids before this week's decline, and are just letting them ride.

Next month's burg auction will be more interesting.
by Brady Daniels
February 27th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Patrice Rion Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses
Replies: 4
Views: 318

TN: 2008 Patrice Rion Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses

I opened a few of these 9-10 years ago, and found them a bit course and out of balance. I mentally raised a fist at Frank Murray, whose note encouraged me to buy a case. Times have changed. Decanted and started to drink after an hour. Beautiful delicate light ruby, almost rose, ultra transparent. Ea...
by Brady Daniels
February 27th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: continuing the discussion on old wines
Replies: 52
Views: 2817

Re: continuing the discussion on old wines

Not put off by that, only by Francois thinking that you can only start drinking wines at 50+ years of age. If I had that kind of thinking I never would have gotten into wine in the first place because I still couldn't drink wines purchased in the 1980's. I don’t think he’s making that claim at all,...
by Brady Daniels
February 27th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: continuing the discussion on old wines
Replies: 52
Views: 2817

Re: continuing the discussion on old wines

A quick aside - For those who are put off by Francois’ use of the word “amateur,” think of it as lover, meaning one who is truly passionate about wine, in this context. It is it a level beyond mere appreciation, more akin to geekdom. The French do not mean this word in the pejorative way some Englis...
by Brady Daniels
February 23rd, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bedrock Oakville Farmhouse - Wowser
Replies: 11
Views: 991

Re: TN: 2014 Bedrock Oakville Farmhouse - Wowser

Agree 100%. Last year We drank one, and loved it so much I opened another a week later. This is probably just in my head, but I felt I was drinking Oakville, not some random mixed black blend. Fantastic.
by Brady Daniels
February 23rd, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 105
Views: 5437

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

Hi Mike, My wife often tells others that I trained her to like Burgundy, by giving her sample after sample until she got used the acidity. I think the same might be true for aged wines. In maybe 1998, we went to an old Italian restaurant, with the goal of opening a “really old” Nebbiolo. We told the...
by Brady Daniels
February 23rd, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 40
Views: 5012

Re: Wine prices are falling

I would imagine given a recession (which could be years off and not very deep) 2nd tier auction darlings might lower a bit as well but I really just don't see GC from even mid-range producers getting any cheaper. There were great deals to be had during and after the financial crisis. I bought well,...
by Brady Daniels
February 20th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2595

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

This looks awesome too! I played with it for a few minutes and couldn’t find a key linking owner number to owner name. Tell me I was silly and overlooked the obvious. Thanks. Sadly there is no such thing. If you are a registered architect you can write in and find out, but the information has not b...
by Brady Daniels
February 20th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2595

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

You can see the cadastral map here: https://www.geoportail.gouv.fr/carte?c=4.954644255508424,47.177552612901906&z=18&l0=ORTHOIMAGERY.ORTHOPHOTOS::GEOPORTAIL:OGC:WMTS(1)&l1=CADASTRALPARCELS.PARCELS::GEOPORTAIL:OGC:WMTS(1)&permalink=yes This looks awesome too! I played with it for a few minutes and c...
by Brady Daniels
February 16th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5808

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

I officially withdraw my “same as last bottle” pet peeve.
by Brady Daniels
February 12th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 38
Views: 2199

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

I also am a member at WWS and will agree it’s a great place to drink. I’d agree to meet there if that’s the consensus. But wouldn’t a nice dinner and Chambolle be better? Chambolle theme is just an example, I’m super flexible. If we do choose a theme others are short on, I’m sure we can arrange a bu...
by Brady Daniels
February 12th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2475

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

One new thing about the next edition is that Jasper intends to cover Beaujolais with discussion of 60+ producers.
by Brady Daniels
February 12th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Pricing Question
Replies: 42
Views: 2339

Re: Auction Pricing Question

Nathan Smyth wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 12:29 pm
When burgundian obsessives taste blind, they can [with reasonable certainty] exclaim, "Oh, that's obviously Charmes-Chambertin!" [rather than Le Chambertin].
Off topic, but this happens far less often than people think.
by Brady Daniels
February 11th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?
Replies: 35
Views: 1581

Re: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?

When I think modern wines, I think Parkerized wines, low acid, ample oak, highly polished, and gobs of fruit.

Fruit forward is probably a characteristic, but not the only one.
by Brady Daniels
February 10th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 38
Views: 2199

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Hey, nice to see my old thread got revived... a few times. I kind of gave up on it so hadn’t checked offline planner. Doh. I’d be happy to do a 2013 Burg / Pinot tasting. Or a Fourrier vertical? Or our own “Not La Paulee?” Or anything, really. Should we set a date in March? I will PM those who repli...
by Brady Daniels
February 10th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 2761

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

It wasn’t that long ago that Constellation paid $285mm for The Prisoner portfolio which the lead wine was a Cali field blend dominated by Zinfandel. The hipsters may hate The Prisoner (as do I generally) but Constellation must’ve thought a whole lot of other people loved it! Edit: $285mm not $265mm...
by Brady Daniels
February 9th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 2761

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

I love Zinfandel and mixed blacks, and I’m grateful that only a few of us think of fine examples as grand cru quality. There may be a lot of old-vine vineyards, but not nearly enough to accommodate the wine drinking world if zin became particularly trendy. For anybody who has dabbled in Burgundy, $5...
by Brady Daniels
February 9th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2475

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

That was great, Gerhard. You probably just helped the next edition be a bit better. Please post if you think of more. Thanks.
by Brady Daniels
February 8th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2475

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

David, Jasper wrote that he intends to release the new version by April 2021, hopefully sooner. JF, I don’t know if they’ll do an electronic version. I’ll ask. Antoine, same answer about a French edition. Gerhard, I’ll log your Clos St Marc finding. If you could be more specific about index issues, ...
by Brady Daniels
February 7th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2475

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

reading the e-book on Volnay and just noticed that this copy I'm looking at says: "The Clos de la Barre is south east facing, with valuable heat retention from its chalky brown soil on hard middle jurassic limestone bedrock. The moderate slope is enough to give good ." the sentence just ends in the...
by Brady Daniels
February 7th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.
Replies: 80
Views: 5138

Re: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.

Au Bon Climat: I missed the boat. A year ago I had two together, nothing like each other, I suspect Clendenen is a genius. But I don't known enough. I have one bottle of Chanin Au Bon Climat, 2011 I think, I might never find the right time to open it Missed the boat? Has it left? Did something happ...
by Brady Daniels
February 7th, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Francois Bertheau Chambolle Musigny
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: TN: 2017 Francois Bertheau Chambolle Musigny

B. Buzzini wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Load up on 17 as the 18(Bertheau) is a disaster from what I heard?
Have you heard this from anybody who tasted in the cellar, rather than London EP? The latter is notoriously variable. Davy Strange's earlier thread here was based on a London tasting.
by Brady Daniels
February 5th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:2012 David Duband Morey St Denis
Replies: 0
Views: 211

TN:2012 David Duband Morey St Denis

TN:2012 David Duband Morey St Denis Pop and pour. A very clean, red-fruited nose with pronounced stems. On the palate, very light and linear. If blind I’d guess a good Bourgogne or village from the flatter area of Chambolle. No way I’d guess 2012, much too light for that. Really no hint of Morey, ma...
by Brady Daniels
February 5th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2475

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

Brady, Maybe a different title? "Any corrections for Jasper's next Edition?" or some such. I don't know nearly enough to come up with any, but I do love his book and read it cover to cover. Btw, as an author I always appreciate when people do find typos or mistakes and I always include their names ...
by Brady Daniels
February 5th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2475

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

Jasper hoped people would be more willing to tell a third party that he got something wrong than they would be telling him. Funnily, I’ve seen folks raise an issue with him face-to-face, but perhaps alcohol was involved. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by Brady Daniels
February 4th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2475

What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

Inside Burgundy by Jasper Morris is many burg lovers' go-to reference. He is working on a new edition of the book because it was published ten years ago, and much has changed since then. I suspect that because Jasper has since left his wine buyer role, he will provide even more revealing opinions. I...
by Brady Daniels
February 3rd, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 List of Old Vine Zin Vineyards
Replies: 45
Views: 2259

Re: Top 10 List of Old Vine Zin Vineyards

10/10. Definitely not 11/11. What’s Van Weidlich? Von Weidlich is now called Lemorel, the estate vineyard of Eric Sussman's Radio Coteau winery. It is a Sonoma Coast appellation old vine zin planted in the 40s, that produces absolutely stunning wines. I tasted the '15 last night. This cool climate ...
by Brady Daniels
February 2nd, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:Burgundy villages 2011 and younger
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: TN:Burgundy villages 2011 and younger

I remember when grand crus got 89 😳

No knock meant. Today’s villages are great!
by Brady Daniels
February 2nd, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 List of Old Vine Zin Vineyards
Replies: 45
Views: 2259

Re: Top 10 List of Old Vine Zin Vineyards

10/10. Definitely not 11/11. What’s Van Weidlich?
by Brady Daniels
January 31st, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4046

Re: QPR Burgundy?

some of these wines mentioned really push the $50 envelope for sure. HN Bourgogne is a solid perennial well under the range bet, as is Hudelot Noellats Bourgogne. You can get about 10 bottlings from the previously mentioned Tardy et Fils that meet the requirement, and are really solid wines. I boug...
by Brady Daniels
January 30th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5808

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

Wow, my pet peeve kinda blew up. I don’t want to be accused of a hit-and-run. What do y’all say we try to make something productive out of this? How about we convert pet peeves to best practices? Compile and debate them here, then share on CT’s board for further debate or ignoring, as they see fit. ...
by Brady Daniels
January 30th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4046

Re: QPR Burgundy?

John, Where do you live? If you have a good local merchant, work with them. Tell them you’d like to try six (or twelve) good and various-styled $50 burgs. Then come back to us and tell us what you liked and why, and what you didn’t like and why. Then we’ll be of more use. This worked well for my wif...
by Brady Daniels
January 29th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT handles
Replies: 429
Views: 20521

Re: CT handles

Bump.

If interested, also consider adding your CT handle to your sig.
by Brady Daniels
January 29th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 117
Views: 6282

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

For those new to the list, don’t feel that you missed out. Even long-timers were offered just a bit over a case, and just single bottles of the rarer wines. Plus there’ll be another offer later this year.

(Maybe there are some even-longer-timers who got more) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by Brady Daniels
January 28th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 39
Views: 2627

Re: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Dennis Borczon wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 5:43 am
Sold off mine. 2010s are better for me. Still was listening to Parker at that time
I too was slow to trust my own palate. I finally dropped Parker after his 2007 Rhône coronation.
by Brady Daniels
January 28th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On the Lexicon of Traditionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Perhaps Deconstructivism in the Characterization of Wine
Replies: 121
Views: 2865

Re: On the Lexicon of Traditionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Perhaps Deconstructivism in the Characterization of

Levi Dalton, whose podcasts are wonderully informative, has, on another board, regularly argued that wine is meaning-bearing and that it literally talks to him. I suppose for him, it could be an art form. All I can say is that it hasn't ever literally talked to me. I’d love to read this. Which boar...
by Brady Daniels
January 28th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5808

Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

I think the most common offender is “same as last bottle.” But here’s one that annoys me even more. I see many notes saying a wine that should be good is “done,” “past it,” or “over-the-hill,” with no explanation of provenance. I don’t know what to make of such a note. It would be super-useful if no...
by Brady Daniels
January 28th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 117
Views: 6282

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Tegan, will the Sandlands Zin be on the Fall mailer then? Thanks, Tom Lee Tom- That’s the current plan. I am currently waiting tasting notes and drinking the 2018 Zinfandel. There is a slight possibility that I add I to this release. Best, Tegan Hi Tegan, Do you have any thoughts or tasting notes o...
by Brady Daniels
January 28th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On the Lexicon of Traditionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Perhaps Deconstructivism in the Characterization of Wine
Replies: 121
Views: 2865

Re: On the Lexicon of Traditionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Perhaps Deconstructivism in the Characterization of

I've given this much thought and came up with the following timeline. Traditionalists: Robert Mondavi, Brad Webb, André Tchelistcheff, Jeffrey Patterson and Paul Draper. All embraced traditional French winemaking styles while each leaving their unique mark on their wines. Modern: Rolland, Cambie, D...
by Brady Daniels
January 28th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On the Lexicon of Traditionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Perhaps Deconstructivism in the Characterization of Wine
Replies: 121
Views: 2865

Re: On the Lexicon of Traditionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Perhaps Deconstructivism in the Characterization of

Levi Dalton, whose podcasts are wonderully informative, has, on another board, regularly argued that wine is meaning-bearing and that it literally talks to him. I suppose for him, it could be an art form. All I can say is that it hasn't ever literally talked to me. I’d love to read this. Which board?
by Brady Daniels
January 24th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Henri Jayer
Replies: 108
Views: 5444

Re: Henri Jayer

Bonjour Antoine! I live in Portland OR. Come visit, its great! Do a whole west coast thing, including your niece and us.

Yeah, there are some truly great old burg and Piedmont threads.
by Brady Daniels
January 24th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '14 M. Lafarge - Volnay - Vendanges Selectionnees
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: TN: '14 M. Lafarge - Volnay - Vendanges Selectionnees

Perhaps a good reminder not to attempt 14’ reds right now. I’ve been trying to avoid anything in the 2011-2016 space. Implying you are drinking 10's? I'm surprised. Honestly, I am guilty of the same, finding them still primary and delicious. I've seems some suggestions they are shutting down though...
by Brady Daniels
January 23rd, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 58
Views: 4017

Re: Eric Guido To Join Vinous

Hey Eric, please don’t take down your CT posts, even if you can’t add more. Thanks.
by Brady Daniels
January 23rd, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Henri Jayer
Replies: 108
Views: 5444

Re: Henri Jayer

I liked this thread, so I am bumping it eight years later. :)

Great contributions from many who are still on this board.

There was much sadness that folks would never get to try Jayer, and sadly Jayer is even less acquirable than then.
by Brady Daniels
January 19th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3340

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

Howard Cooper wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 4:41 pm
I love milkshakes, but I have never had one that matches the experience of a top hot fudge sundae.
Epiphany opportunity spotted. Let the quest begin! I suggest starting with Milk Shake Advocate though their scoring has compressed in recent years.

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