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by Brady Daniels
February 28th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 406
Views: 18636

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

How do y’all do it? February is Burgundy EP month. So painful.
by Brady Daniels
February 26th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 123
Views: 4238

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Always enjoy them sitting on a porch on a beautiful Summer day/eve, or as a splendid paring with some nice, light fare...but not once has a Rosé put me in that deep contemplative zone of oenophilic bliss. No rose has ever “put me in that deep contemplative zone of oenophilic bliss” but I am complet...
by Brady Daniels
February 6th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 5192

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Yay! Took everything offered, as usual. I love me some Sandlands.
by Brady Daniels
January 20th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands Save the Date: Jan. 17th
Replies: 65
Views: 3512

Re: Sandlands Save the Date: Jan. 17th

This just freaked me out. Dammit.
by Brady Daniels
January 17th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Louis Jadot Savigny Les Beaune 1er Dominode
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: TN: 2005 Louis Jadot Savigny Les Beaune 1er Dominode

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 5:48 pm
I think a few years would probably help this one, though.
I wonder how long we will keep saying this for virtually every 2005 burg. Someday!

Kinda explains the joy of lesser vintages, like, say, 2017.

Thanks for the note, Michael.
by Brady Daniels
January 13th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge
Replies: 33
Views: 2915

Re: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge

Brady, Where did you taste Coche? I am jealous... But it was very nice to see you. Three bottles at a Domaine Direct dinner at Noble Rot, and one on Thursday, when I thought you were busy. Agreed, it was good to see you too, but next time we must pre-select a meal time, and record it with pen, not ...
by Brady Daniels
January 13th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge
Replies: 33
Views: 2915

Re: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge

I was able to get to a few of the En Primeur tastings this year. My tenth consecutive vintage, yay. Honestly, the best thing about Burgundy week is that it provides an excuse to meet up with friends and drink ridiculous wines. After the fourth Coche, my buddy and I agreed we had a great year last we...
by Brady Daniels
November 18th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Special Vintage
Replies: 17
Views: 1088

Re: Special Vintage

Sorry Robert.
by Brady Daniels
November 18th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 JF Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: TN: 2008 JF Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 18th, 2018, 5:31 pm
Turns out I have both the ‘08 Mugnier and ‘08 Roumier Chambolle. Could be a fun side by side.
In most years I think the Roumier would win the side-by-side handily. Of course that doesn’t mean it’s better, just a bit bigger and more concentrated.
by Brady Daniels
November 18th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 JF Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: TN: 2008 JF Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny

Try Mugnier's village one night, and Roumier's the next. So different, but both sublime. I suspect preference might depend on one’s mood.
by Brady Daniels
November 18th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Laurent Black Label Significance?
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Laurent Black Label Significance?

Early 90's Laurent? I’d guess the black label was a warning of death from 200% oak.

/s
by Brady Daniels
November 18th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 JF Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: TN: 2008 JF Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny

Alan Rath wrote:
November 18th, 2018, 4:41 pm
I thought he didn't use much if any whole cluster?
As far as I know, all Mugnier wines are 100% destemmed. I suspect Kent's perception relates to the 2008 vintage character.
by Brady Daniels
November 18th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 JF Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: TN: 2008 JF Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny

The 08 was a much better wine than any vintage of their Marechale. I love Mugnier's Chambolle, but this is debatable. I think their Marechale is criminally looked down upon, because there is two times as much of it as all their other wines combined. I think Clos de la Maerechale truly holds its own...
by Brady Daniels
November 18th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th
Replies: 67
Views: 5023

Re: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th

This was maybe not my best wording regarding the Exposition wines- chalk it up to an insanely long harvest where we still have things in the middle of fermentation with Thanksgiving around the corner. For me, the Exposition wines were made in a style that heavily emphasizes winemaking decisions tha...
by Brady Daniels
November 4th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers that make Barolo and Barbaresco
Replies: 39
Views: 1230

Re: Producers that make Barolo and Barbaresco

More than I would have thought, that is for sure.
by Brady Daniels
November 4th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Dominique Laurent VR Les Beaumonts VV - TN added
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: 2015 Dominique Laurent VR Les Beaumonts VV / Bottle and Producer ?

A delicious mine-field. Just interesting how to Burg guys, Jayer is perfection (and the very few I've had have been fantastic and delicious). But Jayer used lots of new oak, destemmed, and according to Fourrier, used "Roundup" in the vineyards (at least early on). Hi Peter, thanks for the link. I d...
by Brady Daniels
November 1st, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 296
Views: 16306

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

After a stop into Vinopolis, we just had our first Goodfellow, the 2015 WV Pinot at just over $20 This is the equivalent (not the same) as a brilliant Bourgogne from a ripe vintage, an inexpensive wine, approachable young, that hopefully shows the potential of the SVD’s. When I say it isn’t the same...
by Brady Daniels
October 30th, 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue
Replies: 164
Views: 7998

Re: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue

why sad? all wine being better at least in this report, not withstanding those left unreported in other words, if aren't enjoying good wine, you must be working hard at that Interesting. Do you really believe that wine is objectively better? To the extent that we get 34 perfect wines, when one or t...
by Brady Daniels
October 29th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing Burgundy with Rib Eye
Replies: 41
Views: 1850

Re: Pairing Burgundy with Rib Eye

Thanks for the suggestions. I expected a stronger Burgundy response, although didn't know what it would be. Had a steak frites with a Bourgogne Rouge for $25 at Le Relaise Entracote in NY... enjoyed it... and was curious how folks would go upmarket with it. Hoping to purchase from a local NY store ...
by Brady Daniels
October 28th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

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

Hi Portland Bersekers, My wife and I recently moved from London. She’s British, I’m from Chicago. We were trying to figure out how to meet some of you. I was wondering if there were any burg lovers interested in joining an off-line? Place: TBD Date: TBD - I’d love early December, so it’s nice and ho...
by Brady Daniels
October 26th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 67 Pall Mall
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: 67 Pall Mall

I’ve been a few times. Though I enjoyed it, you can go through a great deal of money very fast, sampling “must-try” wines. Honestly, I prefer sharing fewer wines with friends at a good restaurant. To me, watching the evolution of a single great wine over the course of an evening is more enjoyable th...
by Brady Daniels
October 18th, 2018, 12:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How about a vintage drinking windows thread for Bordeaux, Rhone, and Burgundy?
Replies: 24
Views: 705

Re: How about a vintage drinking windows thread for Bordeaux, Rhone, and Burgundy?

Will this account for multiple windows per wine? For example, with Burgundy the wines can be great for their first few years, then again after ten or fifteen years. But that window of disappointment in between is a killer.
by Brady Daniels
October 14th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Is The Greatest Red Burgundy Vintage
Replies: 57
Views: 2688

Re: 1999 Is The Greatest Red Burgundy Vintage

Having met Jeremy and having read his notes for many years, my strong guess is that he has drunk wines from many if not most vintages. I would assume that he understands the vintages in between. Hi Howard, Yep, that was my point exactly. Truly the entire point of my post. I wanted to demonstrate th...
by Brady Daniels
October 13th, 2018, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Is The Greatest Red Burgundy Vintage
Replies: 57
Views: 2688

Re: 1999 Is The Greatest Red Burgundy Vintage

Hi all. Long time, no see. What is this obsession with “best”? Doesn’t this miss the entire point of Burgundy? Isn’t it more fun to understand and appreciate differences in vintages rather than make blanket proclamations on quality? 99, 02, 05, 09, 10, 15 are all profound vintages, but less so witho...
by Brady Daniels
September 15th, 2017, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul Lato Anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Paul Lato Anyone?

I don't buy the wines, but have greatly enjoyed the bottles I tried. There was a unique desert-grass note to them that I've never experienced before or since. I like wines that go beyond their fruit, and I think Lato wines do.
by Brady Daniels
July 24th, 2017, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the big appeal of Zinfandel?
Replies: 173
Views: 7124

What's the big appeal of Zinfandel?

James Wright wrote:flavour
Buy claret for flavour. Buy zin for flavor. [cheers.gif]
by Brady Daniels
July 23rd, 2017, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allen Meadows, Burghound.
Replies: 632
Views: 44395

Allen Meadows, Burghound.

Good post Don.

I just wish you'd flesh it out a bit and provide details to back up your assertions. [snort.gif]
by Brady Daniels
July 22nd, 2017, 3:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If it isn't a fruit bomb, why are you drinking it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

If it isn't a fruit bomb, why are you drinking it?

I enjoy non-fruit bombs because acidity creates tension, non-fruit notes provide interest, and age can produce subtlety and beauty.

Nothing wrong with fruit bombs, but I prefer something different with food.
by Brady Daniels
July 16th, 2017, 3:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Pinots similar in style and quality to Rhys
Replies: 113
Views: 7080

US Pinots similar in style and quality to Rhys

Mel Knox wrote: Why not ask us what American Pinots remind one of RSV??
Oh, I know, I know! Because no American Pinot does?

Pretty sure Jens was using RSV as an example of his generosity, not his target wine. Not really sure what your point is. [scratch.gif]
by Brady Daniels
June 20th, 2017, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Burgundy check in thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2474

2009 Burgundy check in thread

I, too, was totally wrong about 2009 burgs en primeur for the same reasons. I love them now. Expensive mistake as I backfill.
by Brady Daniels
May 7th, 2017, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters of syrah dinner
Replies: 30
Views: 2626

Masters of syrah dinner

Gerhard P. wrote:I´m a bit puzzled:

And ALL wines (if I´m not mistaken) are rated the same (93 pts.)

[scratch.gif]
Of all the posts I've read on WB, Adrian's was at the bottom of my list for requiring a sarcasm tag or smiley.
by Brady Daniels
May 5th, 2017, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator on Sine Qua Non
Replies: 32
Views: 3642

Wine Spectator on Sine Qua Non

S. Stevenson wrote: One add, if the WS feels shunned by a prestigious winery, they make them pay.
Manfred is surely suffering from their lack of coverage. I feel for him.
by Brady Daniels
February 28th, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands February Offer
Replies: 142
Views: 9587

Sandlands February Offer

I just received my wishlist confirmation (yay!), so don't despair if you haven't heard. It seems to be an incremental process, rather than a mass email
by Brady Daniels
December 31st, 2016, 1:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Replies: 2
Views: 507

TN: 2007 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

Most of CA would be delighted to have old-vine Pinot planted at the same time as much of this baby-Musigny.
by Brady Daniels
December 13th, 2016, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker's Favorites - VOTE - Burgundy Cote de Nuits Red
Replies: 100
Views: 5199

Berserker's Favorites - VOTE - Burgundy Cote de Nuits Red

I must have missed something. What happened to David Z? Why does WB claim the user doesn't exist?
by Brady Daniels
December 13th, 2016, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Cali Zin
Replies: 89
Views: 3667

Best Cali Zin

I disagree that the Bedrock Heritage wines are a separate category. Almost all the great zins we could name, fall into this category, regardless of what the bottle says. Thanks for writing this, Larry. I was getting itchy fingers, but you saved me the effort. Lots of great mentions here. But, I if ...
by Brady Daniels
October 6th, 2016, 3:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Natural" wines
Replies: 18
Views: 1379

"Natural" wines

Many of the posts in this thread* say more about the posters than the subject. It fits very well with the overall ugliness of 2016.

* Not just Dennis'
by Brady Daniels
September 22nd, 2016, 3:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Engel Anticipation
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Engel Anticipation

I am rarely motivated to write-up events after the fact, even when the wines show well. But now I feel like a little kid at Christmas Eve. Most of my lunches and dinners are surprises, often blind. But, tonight's dinner has been planned for months and I am REALLY looking forward to it. Plus it'll be...
by Brady Daniels
September 21st, 2016, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction ethics: offloading flawed wine
Replies: 59
Views: 2527

Auction ethics: offloading flawed wine

So, the seller is an ass, and the buyer is a fool?
by Brady Daniels
September 19th, 2016, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first CDP
Replies: 34
Views: 2939

My first CDP

I'd give that Janasse CdR a try, too. It should appeal to a CA-oriented palate.
by Brady Daniels
September 19th, 2016, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California wine for a British friend.
Replies: 51
Views: 2791

California wine for a British friend.

Funnily, I'd recommend against Ridge because it is pretty ubiquitous in the U.K.

The Sampler ( http://www.thesampler.co.uk/store/ ) carries at least a couple of the wineries suggested above (Bedrock and Scholium). Maybe consider them if you want to avoid international shipping.

Good luck!
by Brady Daniels
September 13th, 2016, 1:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock 2011 Monte Rosso Vineyard Lachryma Montis Old Vine Semillon
Replies: 25
Views: 1004

Bedrock 2011 Monte Rosso Vineyard Lachryma Montis Old Vine Semillon

I haven't touched my 09's or 11's yet.
by Brady Daniels
August 31st, 2016, 1:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman is crazy about Rhys "Hillside" wines
Replies: 200
Views: 18321

Gilman is crazy about Rhys "Hillside" wines

Saw the email while out. Said to myself, "I'll order when I get home." You know the phrase, "Blink and you'll miss it"? Apparently, I blinked.
by Brady Daniels
August 29th, 2016, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: South Africa Trip Report - A few lights in the darkness
Replies: 23
Views: 1561

South Africa Trip Report - A few lights in the darkness

Do you really think that the best way to suppress a negative viewpoint is to bump the two year old negative viewpoint?
by Brady Daniels
August 29th, 2016, 2:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Fourriers with JC
Replies: 3
Views: 579

TN: Two Fourriers with JC

Fourriers with JC? What would Jesus score?

I opened a 2002 Combe aux Moines last week and it was sadly flawed. A bit corked on top of stewy fruit. Very odd, very un-Fourrier.
by Brady Daniels
August 29th, 2016, 2:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates
Replies: 414
Views: 18735

Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates

What should this riduculous score of 75 tell us? An expression of your aversion against the style? I thought a score has something to do with quality, not with love or hate. You would prefer we all use an 89-100 point scale, so long as a wine isn't flawed? I don't score, but I do rejoice when someb...
by Brady Daniels
August 27th, 2016, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I know I'm supposed to like Gaja
Replies: 45
Views: 3052

I know I'm supposed to like Gaja

Has Gaja's style actually changed much over the years? Perhaps preferences for their "old style" really reflect admiration for how well Gaja ages?
by Brady Daniels
August 21st, 2016, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BURGUNDY: Your favorite Village ...
Replies: 41
Views: 2863

BURGUNDY: Your favorite Village ...

I love Morey, knew they'd be getting killed in the poll, and voted for them.

In the end though, Gotta catch 'em all.

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