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by Eric Cotte
September 4th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: JB Neufeld BDIX - Artisan Washington Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 27
Views: 2468

Re: JB Neufeld BDIX - Artisan Washington Cabernet Sauvignon

Opened a bottle of the '14 Yakima Cab last night; after a 3 hour decant, it was fantastic with grilled NY strips. Now kinda wishing I had purchased more....
by Eric Cotte
January 27th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cab (Little Black price adjustment) - Black Cats Need Good Homes!
Replies: 59
Views: 4560

EMH Black Cat Cabernet - Black Cats Need Good Homes!

First time buyer of EMH; in for a 2014 vintage run. Can't wait! Thanks!
by Eric Cotte
January 27th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3872

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

Never had Cabot before, but (a) I've heard too many good things about it to not try, and (b) I'm dating someone who went to school with John's brother, so...

In for a Pinot Pack!
by Eric Cotte
January 26th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: BDIX Newbie Intros
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: JB Neufeld - Dedicated. Thoughtful. Precise.
Replies: 34
Views: 2706

NEWBIE INTRO: JB Neufeld - Dedicated. Thoughtful. Precise.

Brig is right. I’m another CTer who has heard Chris sing your praises for too long to NOT try this.
by Eric Cotte
March 17th, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 556760

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

After reading the back story on this guy, I'm curious why so many people wanted and bought the wine in the first place. speaking only for myself (and my wife, I suppose): we wanted and bought his wines ('10, '11, and '12 vintages) for the following reasons: 1. we liked the wines when we tasted them...
by Eric Cotte
March 17th, 2015, 2:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Thoughts on Current Release Irish Whiskey
Replies: 22
Views: 1057

Thoughts on Current Release Irish Whiskey

I started a similar thread over on CT a couple of weeks back, and, based on the feedback there, purchased: Cask Strength Connemara Green Spot Yellow Spot The Cask Strength Connemara has an aggressively peated profile; it definitely benefits from a few drops of water. It reminds me less of peated Sco...
by Eric Cotte
March 17th, 2015, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 556760

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

I received it via email yesterday. If the wine hasn't left France though, it will be fall before I receive my shipment since the temps will be too high soon. I received it as well, but I believe you have to be subscribed to his blog to receive it; I don't think it went out to a broader distribution.
by Eric Cotte
September 26th, 2012, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Sleight of Hand The Illusionist (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 396

TN: 2007 Sleight of Hand The Illusionist (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

2007 Sleight of Hand The Illusionist - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (9/25/2012) This bottle was a reminder of why I enjoy Sleight of Hand wines so much. Without being overly cerebral, this offers a nice layered complexity on the nose and palate that is both very easy to drink and also very sati...
by Eric Cotte
June 6th, 2012, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New World or Old World? (Poll)
Replies: 83
Views: 1942

Re: New World or Old World? (Poll)

Brian, stirring the pot! I like the intentional ambiguity in the poll. It points out the semi-interchangeability, ambiguity and inconsistency in the usage of the terms. My personal definition of Old/New World is based on location--Old World being Europe, and New World effectively being everywhere el...
by Eric Cotte
May 18th, 2012, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's all talk about how much people hate and won't buy Syrah.
Replies: 36
Views: 1569

Re: Let's all talk about how much people hate and won't buy Syrah.

Yeah, Sine Qua Non and Cayuse Syrahs are abysmal. Go buy something else (so I have a chance of getting on the mailing lists before I'm a pensioner and can't afford them any longer)! But seriously... I'm a huge fan of Syrah, primarily CA Central Coast and Washington State (Rasa, Grand Reve, Reynvaan,...
by Eric Cotte
May 15th, 2012, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Featured Winery - Dacalier Wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1487

Re: Wine Berserkers Featured Winery - Dacalier Wines

I can echo the old world feel of Smig's wines. The first time I tried the Rose, I immediately looked at the salmon color and thought of a nice Rose from Tavel. The de la Terre has an old school Rhone funk and heft that belies the light looking body of it. What I like most about Dave and Eric is tha...
by Eric Cotte
February 8th, 2012, 12:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maison Ilan Question
Replies: 136
Views: 8061

Re: Maison Ilan Question

From a strictly selfish perspective, I'd have to agree, as I'd love to be able to continue to afford to buy Ray's wines far into the future. However, to the extent that stratospheric pricing was an indication of his success, I'd say it couldn't happen to a nicer, more deserving guy, and instead of b...
by Eric Cotte
February 7th, 2012, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maison Ilan Question
Replies: 136
Views: 8061

Re: Maison Ilan Question

While I do, of course, plan on eventually drinking all that I buy from Ray, it certainly wouldn't hurt my feelings if they are worth a gagillion dollars at some point down the road. For the right price, I could be convinced to part with some. And yeah, I'll add to the love: Ray is genuinely a nice g...
by Eric Cotte
January 23rd, 2012, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Cayuse Camaspelo (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 175

TN: 2005 Cayuse Camaspelo (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley)

2005 Cayuse Camaspelo - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (1/20/2012) Consumed over two nights. On the first night, the nose was dominated by big jammy fruit. The palate was more restrained and balanced, nice tannins, but smooth. Fruit was balanced with a hint of slate and pepper...
by Eric Cotte
January 15th, 2012, 12:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay III Forum (Jan 27, 2012)
Topic: BerserkerDay 2012 - Jan 27 TOMORROW! UPDATES POSTED HERE
Replies: 211
Views: 17459

Re: BerserkerDay 2012 - Jan 27, 2012 Master Thread

I guess I should put a pillow and blanket in the dog's house now, as that's where I'm going to be by the end of this....
by Eric Cotte
September 30th, 2011, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT handles
Replies: 412
Views: 19570

Re: CT handles

I'm recotte on CT.

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by Eric Cotte
September 28th, 2011, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2011 Burgundy thread!
Replies: 290
Views: 13351

Re: The 2011 Burgundy thread!

Just got done placing everything into barrel besides Le Chambertin. <lots of really great stuff> Thank you again for your patience in reading this Cheers, Ray Instead of doing what I should be doing, I just read this thread from start to finish. Ray, your post is a magnificent capstone. Thanks for ...

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