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by K John Joseph
September 19th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 screaming eagle the flight
Replies: 20
Views: 1442

Re: 2016 screaming eagle the flight

I don't get the point of the professional tasting note for a Napa Cult.. either you're willing to pay for it or not. I can think of a few reasons. (I) you want to buy something special to tuck away in your collection for a few big moments but know that sometimes a well known cult may decline, have ...
by K John Joseph
September 19th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3381

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

What a silly thread. Robert Parker's notes probably still make up the majority of notes on the site's archives. You can read his hedonist report's, articles, notes, and vintage guides on the site. So if the majority of the content is still Robert Parker's, why not have Robert Parker Wine Advocate? T...
by K John Joseph
September 18th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 La Fete du Champagne
Replies: 17
Views: 982

Re: 2019 La Fete du Champagne

Prevost dinner looks cool (if not a bit expensive) - what the heck is the IOTA????? Vigneron Jérôme Prévost will share a unique dive into his cellar to share some very rare and coveted bottles from his cult estate La Closerie in the village of Gueux. This unprecedented evening will give guests an o...
by K John Joseph
September 18th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Would November 9 be easier for folks?
by K John Joseph
September 17th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

I cannot do October 12 with college buddies coming in town for the Texas OU game.

I can do October 19. Beijing Bros in Coppell/Irving for Peking Duck and BYO wine? Any interest there? Open to other locations. I think that wipes out Scott and Joe, though, and both are wonderful company.
by K John Joseph
September 16th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A visit to Hooker House, Bedrock Wine Co. raises the bar.
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: A visit to Hooker House, Bedrock Wine Co. raises the bar.

Oh you went to Hooker House? How's your mom liking her digs?
by K John Joseph
September 10th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 828
Views: 39353

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

8224E2FE-7271-4415-8EC6-8B554CC8C219.jpeg Johnny - There is quite a difference, academically speaking. You googled that shit and found an article where some recipe brit just made that "cambridge" marmalade business up. So does it mean darker in color, or darker in color and thicker in texture, or i...
by K John Joseph
September 10th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 828
Views: 39353

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Back to the topic at hand, here's a great example of why flavor descriptors are pretty useless in reviews. There is virtually no overlap in the flavors the seven critics used to describe this wine. There are a few terms that come up more than once -- "plum," "black currant," "wet earth," "leather,"...
by K John Joseph
September 10th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4466

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

I find it interesting that Chuck hasn’t commented on the one point folks keep coming back to - is he drinking the wines at too cold a temperature? That’s the simplest and most likely answer, as posited by a number of folks. Would be helpful to get his thoughts. Good question, but he said they taste...
by K John Joseph
September 10th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4466

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

Everytime I see the subject heading of this thread, I think: Bartle and Jaymes? https://imagez.tmz.com/image/da/o/2015/10/27/da7dd55d7c9a5285987a1b72523b2eba_md.jpg Whenever I hear Bartles and Jaymes I think of this: https://youtu.be/Pi7gwX7rjOw?t=66 References at 1:10. By the way, I think these th...
by K John Joseph
September 10th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?
Replies: 154
Views: 8577

Re: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?

Aubert, Rhys, Ceritas, and Mount Eden. Not saying that you can't appreciate and enjoy all styles of Chardonnay, but I find Rhys and Ceritas to be made in a much more restrained style than Aubert or Mount Eden. The Aubert and Mount Eden would fit into the "Best" category for me. Cheers! See this is ...
by K John Joseph
September 9th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Day Transformation
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: 3 Day Transformation

How was it on day one?
by K John Joseph
September 9th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3300

Re: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?

The top end Beringer wines are still really good. Which ones? The Private Reserve has gone for a large lush profile that does not at all resemble the bordeaux esque wines of the 80s-90s. I still enjoy the 92-96s, which can be backfilled for a fairly reasonable price, but have been really disappoint...
by K John Joseph
September 6th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 348
Views: 29083

Re: Your Gin?

Uncle Val's Botanical Gin I don't like this gin. I learned after the fact that this is a compound gin. London Dry gins are distilled with botanicals, and cannot have any flavoring or additional botanicals added after the distillation process. The result is an infusion of flavors, and typically a li...
by K John Joseph
September 6th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16644

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

GReat glasses, and Chris offers super customer service as well! Want to give Chris a little shout out here. I ordered 6 1855s. I received 6 1855 tubes, but one had a Cru in it. I already have some 1855s and didn't really need a full 6 more so was honestly quite happy to have a Cru. I let Chris know...
by K John Joseph
September 6th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 50304

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2006 Dom Perignon I always forget Dom even made a 2006 (and 2003) given what I consider the nice successes of 2002, 2004, and the great 2009. This, though, is really very good and a classic Dom. Beautiful notes of pear, lemon, white peach, and flowers, with good acidity but that classic creamy Dom ...
by K John Joseph
September 3rd, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3278

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

KFC is not for my palate. Nor Church's. Church's is extremely poor man's Popeyes. KFC is in a different category. That said, I love fresh, hot, just fried KFC before the skin gets soggy. Actually, I love nearly any fresh, hot, just fried chicken, but prefer Popeyes. And the red beans and rice...oh ...
by K John Joseph
September 3rd, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanisch, Produttori, RAEN, and ...Domain Serene?
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Thanisch, Produttori, RAEN, and ...Domain Serene?

My wife and I got together with friends on Saturday evening for peking duck, wine, and Longhorn football (Hook Em!). Friends brought an interesting set of wines, of which we opened a 2015 Domain Serene Evanstad Reserve and a Thanisch Bernkastler Doctor Kabinett. I opened a 2016 RAEN Royal St. Robert...
by K John Joseph
September 3rd, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters

It sounds like a horrible bottle of Togni. Vintage, not withstanding, major success for them, and it should have walked away with it. Which is exactly what I was expecting. I was more excited for that bottle than any other and anticipated a soaring delight. It wasn't that and I am and was so bummed...
by K John Joseph
August 30th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Judgment of Paris Redux - Charity for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Alright folks, my mouth is watering and I can't wait until post-event to get something on here. Tonight I will be hosting a wine tasting benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dallas. My dad is the primary donor, and so I asked him what he wanted to do for the tasting. I was given the following para...
by K John Joseph
August 30th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Bara++
Replies: 34
Views: 917

Re: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Ba

Since it is almost always the same folks in these threads, when in 2020 are we going to put together a champagne berserkerfest, and where?
by K John Joseph
August 30th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Bara++
Replies: 34
Views: 917

Re: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Ba

I just ordered two based on my enabling online friends. I hope you three don't turn out to be Russian bots. WT Lol, if so we're very consistent Russian bots: 2013 Marie Courtin Efflorescence Extra Brut - This champagne is 100% pinot noir and 0 dosage. And it is excellent. It has beautiful acidity, ...
by K John Joseph
August 29th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Bara++
Replies: 34
Views: 917

Re: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Ba

Marie Courtin is lovely. Also a fan of Lasalle, Hebrart, and a number of others. Great tasting, and the notes and pics had my mouth watering...
by K John Joseph
August 29th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16644

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Chris Freemott wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 11:50 am
it is a deal at $45.00

:)
Well I bought six more so I guess I agree.
by K John Joseph
August 29th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 147
Views: 6356

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Adam Frisch wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 8:02 pm
But all the everyday Chards I buy
Can you provide us some examples? Define "everyday chards". From my experience on this board, an "every day" wine can mean many, many things.
by K John Joseph
August 29th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best cheap glasses?
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Best cheap glasses?

Hank Victor wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 8:43 am
Red Wine Glass By Ikea- Svalka Series SET OF 6, 10 0Z via Amazon


sturdy and cheap

$2.58 a steam
Man, those glasses are nasty. And if you buy them from Ikea they're like .80 a stem. The Hederlig red actually looks like a serviceable wine glass, though it's up to $2 a pop from Ikea.
by K John Joseph
August 29th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best cheap glasses?
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Best cheap glasses?

maureen nelson wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 7:20 am
I have been asked for a rec for best multi purpose wineglasses under $4/stem. Suggestions?
I should clarify that they're like 4.25 a stem.
by K John Joseph
August 29th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best cheap glasses?
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Best cheap glasses?

https://images.crateandbarrel.com/is/image/Crate/SwoonCarafeDG17/?$web_product_hero$&190829092949&wid=625&hei=625 https://www.crateandbarrel.com/set-of-8-viv-big-red-wine-glasses/s142625 These are the ones I recommended to Sc0tt Fitzg3rald for his rental property. My mom gives them to everyone in m...
by K John Joseph
August 29th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A night of old/young Burgundy, unicorn N. Rhones but WOTN was the natural wine from Jura
Replies: 15
Views: 1883

Re: A night of old/young Burgundy, unicorn N. Rhones but WOTN was the natural wine from Jura

But who are you really, Charlie Fu? These wines are nuts. I've been bad about posting notes here. Almost everything is on my instagram. Been some awesome dinners in the past year or two. Ughh, I'm going to have to actually embrace being a millennial and put instagram back on my phone, just so I can...
by K John Joseph
August 27th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1796

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

RED:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Nebbiolo
Syrah

WHITE:
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Viognier
Riesling
by K John Joseph
August 21st, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An unknown winery: JCB Wines.
Replies: 36
Views: 2085

Re: An unknown winery: JCB Wines.

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 7:19 pm
I had not heard of this winery so I searched here and found this thread. Not surprised to see the reaction by some, I share it. The new Cuvee has a skull on the label, and can be yours for the fair price of, $250!


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Cheaper than Ovid.
by K John Joseph
August 21st, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An unknown winery: JCB Wines.
Replies: 36
Views: 2085

Re: An unknown winery: JCB Wines.

. Seemed like a very high RS, for my palate. Their data says 11g/L. Too high for me, hence not wanting to have an opinion. I would not be the right person to place it in its context. Brut champagne is less than 2g/L, I think. "Brut" Prosecco is about 12g/L, hence my comparison! I believe Brut champ...
by K John Joseph
August 20th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 50304

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Frank Murray III wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 4:06 pm
John, I spoke to Dr Jill and she has declined our idea to adopt. Sorry for that news.
Rats. I guess I'll have to buy my own damn champagne.
by K John Joseph
August 20th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 58
Views: 1904

Re: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie

Greg K wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 8:24 am

The only rule of wine is “drink what you like”, and I don’t like newer Cos. Which is why I expect I won’t enjoy the 05.
Then wait ten years and it won't be new anymore.
by K John Joseph
August 20th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 58
Views: 1904

Re: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie

I have an 05, gift from an associate. Oh man that's a dynamite bottle of wine. Send it to me if you're out on that. If it’s even anything like the 09 and 10 I had last month, it’s nigh undrinkable. On a more serious note, I have serious questions about any 2nd growth from 2005 if it’s drinking well...
by K John Joseph
August 19th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 58
Views: 1904

Re: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Greg K wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 11:50 am
I think we should do a vertical of post 2005 Cos d'Estournel in Orlando, just for Robert.
I have an 05, gift from an associate.
Oh man that's a dynamite bottle of wine. Send it to me if you're out on that.
by K John Joseph
August 19th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Re: 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet?

2014 Roy Piper Cabernet... magnum... I've never had a Roy Piper wine, but is it at all possible that a 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet in Magnum might not be ready to consume until circa the 2064 to 2089 timeframe? BTW, that's a serious question. That demands a similarly serious answer, which is obviously....
by K John Joseph
August 19th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your thoughts on these old wines
Replies: 26
Views: 1894

Re: Your thoughts on these old wines

The 1981 BV GdLT will be interesting for educational purposes only. I'd be hunting for a very cheap price for that wine. I've read some CT reviews on it and they are a mixed bag but there are consistent notes showing up on many of the posts, even when scores vary wildly. Those are raisins and leathe...
by K John Joseph
August 19th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 58
Views: 1904

Re: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie

Too much leverage, like everyone using Rolland instead of establishing their own imprimatur, nets ubiquity. More money, perhaps, if that’s the thing. :) Does it really though? Or is the idea that all Rolland wines taste the same just a meme? I think it would be a sensational tasting to setup 18 win...
by K John Joseph
August 19th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 58
Views: 1904

Re: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie

A winery that I recently met with, said that Rolland flies in about twice per year to help with blending, that is all. I often wonder why a winemaker and winery owner would do that. On my primary matters, I still write the vast majority of my key work product. My name is on it. But even what you're...
by K John Joseph
August 19th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 50304

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

John, so adopting you, I have to ask.....do I still need to pay for your college? That will of course factor into my decision when I discuss it with my wife. [rofl.gif] Neither college nor law school. But you'll have to do my laundry, feed me, and share your wine with me. I pay rent and a portion o...
by K John Joseph
August 19th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Brad S c h i e r wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 10:12 am
That's Texas - OU weekend and game day. Might b e tough to get a venue.
Nuts, and I'm a Longhorn. Should have checked my schedule. I'll likely be in barbecue and beers on that date. Let me take a look...
by K John Joseph
August 16th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16644

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Chris Freemott wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 11:33 am
John,
thanks
quick question, you use "GG", on the board that's typically meant Gabriel Gold, their mouth-blown stem at $55. is that your intent or is that a machine stem by them for $28?

my stem is $15.00/ 6 packs only.

chris
Running any deals on the 1855s?
by K John Joseph
August 16th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 4968

Re: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?

John, My apologies, but it's hard to recommend a producer without knowing what kinds of Pinot you like. You might hate the wines I like yet still find something in Oregon that's in your wheelhouse. One thought is that Oregon wineries do a series of tastings in other cities called "Pinot in the City...
by K John Joseph
August 16th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 50304

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Warren, are you interested in adopting an adult? Will pay rent. Seeking competitive bidding between you, Frank, and Blake Brown.
by K John Joseph
August 15th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 4968

Re: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?

As for whether $65 is the new $50, I don't know. It's my budget call, which is why I included it. It coincidentally happens to be right where Cristom's wines now fall, and was passed by Bergstrom and DDO and Beaux Freres and...

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