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by A. So
August 17th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker scores by region
Replies: 19
Views: 784

Re: CellarTracker scores by region

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 4:49 pm
A. So wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 8:01 am
JBucholz wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 7:50 am
One of the checks I make before pulling the trigger on a particular wine is the CellarTracker score.
Well, that's your mistake right there.
I rely on your WB scores.
Those are more valuable than the notes.
by A. So
August 17th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker scores by region
Replies: 19
Views: 784

Re: CellarTracker scores by region

JBucholz wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 7:50 am
One of the checks I make before pulling the trigger on a particular wine is the CellarTracker score.
Well, that's your mistake right there.
by A. So
August 8th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3000

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

I love Unico and Penfolds Grange
by A. So
August 7th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel
Replies: 1
Views: 281

TN: 1997 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel

1997 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel - Germany, Nahe (8/7/2019) #15-98, 8.5% abv. From half-bottle. Pretty much almost at BA/eiswein intensity here; this is Prädikat creep in the best sense of the word. The nose has a very lovely herbal element, as well as some fresh stone fr...
by A. So
July 26th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR, 1983 Dujac CdlR
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: TNR, 1983 Dujac CdlR

Had it about two years ago. Pretty meh, and certainly wouldn't pay the associated price of entry. But as the adage goes, no great wines, just great bottles.
by A. So
July 25th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 128
Views: 5691

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Incidentally the 2016 is a stunningly gorgeous wine and clearly a step up from the already killer 2015.
by A. So
July 25th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 128
Views: 5691

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

In the past few months I've had the 2001, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV and they've all been glorious burgundy shooting way past their price point of $170-200. The last few vintages have been utterly spectacular as Laurent is fine tuning it more and more. I'm try...
by A. So
July 23rd, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: arumred - anyone heard of it?
Replies: 17
Views: 798

Re: arumred - anyone heard of it?

Hilario!
by A. So
July 15th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Print version of WA: Dead
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: Print version of WA: Dead

Killing the print version is truly a sign of the time having been passed because it was on hand in most retail wine shops in NYC at one point. The owners liked to know what scores where when placing orders. I guess w/out Bob, nobody really cares any more. The distributor just give you a shelf talke...
by A. So
July 15th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Print version of WA: Dead
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: Print version of WA: Dead

Killing the print version is truly a sign of the time having been passed because it was on hand in most retail wine shops in NYC at one point. The owners liked to know what scores where when placing orders. I guess w/out Bob, nobody really cares any more. The distributor just give you a shelf talke...
by A. So
July 15th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR - 2015 Chave St. Joseph
Replies: 11
Views: 669

Re: TNR - 2015 Chave St. Joseph

A bit of a miss in my opinion, especially at the going rate. It's a bit chunky, from what I remember. The 2011 was brilliant but the subsequent vintages haven't been to that level.

For what it's worth, the Clos Florentin wasn't too compelling at the price either.
by A. So
July 14th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2897

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

White Claw
by A. So
July 12th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1563

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

Jim: Question, what kind of bear is best?
Dwight: That's a ridiculous question.
Jim: False. Black bear.
Dwight: That's debatable. There are basically two schools of thought.
Jim: Fact. Bears eat beets. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
by A. So
July 12th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best/favorite/cleverest words or phrases seen in a WB post
Replies: 22
Views: 1030

Re: Your best/favorite/cleverest words or phrases seen in a WB post

"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"
by A. So
June 13th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: TN: 2009 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)

I have a suspicion that Cappellano does the best (post 2008) in the ripe years
by A. So
June 11th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1983

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

Thought the same about 09, but I wonder if it just needs age to calm down. Doesn't hurt for a Clape to have a ton of fruit! I'm not totally convinced the backbone's there for aging on the 2009, but I agree that fruit helps with the Clape style. Overall the wines were a lot less dirty and funky than...
by A. So
June 10th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1983

TN: Case of the Clape

Notes arranged in descending order of preference. 2001 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas From magnum. This is the first bottle where we picked up some serial feral things going on. It's got that wild, animal thing going on in front of a backdrop of sweet black frui...
by A. So
June 5th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)
Replies: 30
Views: 1691

Re: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)

Indeed the 2011 Rupestris. Had it again last night and it's still ripping amazing.
by A. So
May 31st, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1975

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

Had the 73 Latour a while ago. Stunning wine.

The 02 Chave blanc, not so much...
by A. So
May 30th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4391

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

YLee wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 2:38 am
How much did you pay for it? If more, drink. If much less, consider sell.
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by A. So
May 27th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Fabien Coche……what's the story here?
Replies: 17
Views: 1844

Re: Domaine Fabien Coche……what's the story here?

Winemaking ability is not hereditary.
by A. So
May 26th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted the 2015 Bruno Giacosa Falletto Vigna le Rocche?
Replies: 9
Views: 1031

Re: Has anyone tasted the 2015 Bruno Giacosa Falletto Vigna le Rocche?

Bruno didn’t die until 2018. Relevance? This is a fantastic wine. I'd say with 15 the Giacosa mojo is back. Have you tried this ? I'm interested in your opinion. What was your opinion of the giacosa 2000's ? I'm the one human who didn't swoon over these. On the other hand I love vintages like 96, 9...
by A. So
May 26th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie
Replies: 34
Views: 2260

Re: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie

Beaucastel pasteurizes too and the wines are fine. Latour sucks because they suck, not because of the pasteurization.
by A. So
May 25th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.
Replies: 31
Views: 2396

Re: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.

Egon Mueller's Scharzhof is decent, though I think for that price you can easily get better riesling
by A. So
May 24th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted the 2015 Bruno Giacosa Falletto Vigna le Rocche?
Replies: 9
Views: 1031

Re: Has anyone tasted the 2015 Bruno Giacosa Falletto Vigna le Rocche?

Brian Tuite wrote:
May 24th, 2019, 5:43 am
Bruno didn’t die until 2018.
Relevance?

This is a fantastic wine. I'd say with 15 the Giacosa mojo is back.
by A. So
May 24th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1645

Re: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?

Because it sucks
by A. So
May 19th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)
Replies: 30
Views: 1691

Re: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)

Neal.Mollen wrote:
May 19th, 2019, 2:14 pm
2000 and 2009, both crus
The 2000 Franco is outstanding, but back in 2016, it was super tannic and still needed time.
by A. So
May 19th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)
Replies: 30
Views: 1691

Re: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)

2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti) - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (5/19/2019) Advanced colour for a 2006. There's more bricking here than there ought to be, and the colour is distinctly brown. Fortunately, this bottle wasn't messed up like the one I had at Barolofriends i...
by A. So
May 19th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker's views on Neal Martin
Replies: 99
Views: 6950

Re: Berserker's views on Neal Martin

His Pomerol book is something all wine books should aspire to be.
by A. So
May 19th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)
Replies: 30
Views: 1691

TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)

2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti) - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (5/19/2019) Advanced colour for a 2006. There's more bricking here than there ought to be, and the colour is distinctly brown. Fortunately, this bottle wasn't messed up like the one I had at Barolofriends i...
by A. So
May 18th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burg Auction
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: HDH Burg Auction

Market seems to have softened up a notch. We missed you, Nick ;)
by A. So
May 14th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11528
Views: 537015

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jay Miller wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 12:11 pm
2012 Benoit Lahaye La Violaine
2001 Muller Catoir Haardter Burgergarten Spatlese (they didn't specify so I assume 2133)
1958 Vallana Altri Tempi
I always assume 2133 so when they show up as 2134 I'm happy.
by A. So
May 13th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand Gets The Clape
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Allemand Gets The Clape

Or at the dinner table: "please give me the Clape"
by A. So
May 9th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 10932

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

One of my favorite excerpts was from Louis Bromfield's book, Pleasant Valley. Bromfield was a Pulitzer Prize winning author, who like many, was an expatriate in France after WW1. When WW2 was breaking out, he moved back to Ohio, became a gentleman farmer, and was dedicated to permaculture. He wrote...
by A. So
May 4th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Didn't want to like it but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2596

Re: Didn't want to like it but...

Alex N wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 10:00 pm
Just like with people, never have hoped to not like a wine. Always go in with an open mind and willing to make adjustments as I learn.
+1
by A. So
May 4th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years
Replies: 47
Views: 2689

Re: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years

I don't recall offhand. I've been scared to open any for the last decade. Opened a 00 Veroilles this weekend that was ready to go. The wines have such a light touch it's hard for me to envision what a shut down bottle would be like. Maybe I'll open a Barthod for you the next time you're in town. Yo...
by A. So
May 3rd, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 10932

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Josh Grossman wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 11:01 am
...there is terroir, old vines, and Serine/different clones that are almost guaranteed to make good wine despite owners best efforts.
This is untrue.
by A. So
May 3rd, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years
Replies: 47
Views: 2689

Re: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years

My experience with Barthod is that whenever I open a bottle it's shut down as hard as a rock but whenever a friend opens a bottle it's gorgeously, beautifully expressive. YMMV of course. No interest to pile on the joke, but I've never hit a shut down bottle of Barthod. At what age are you opening t...
by A. So
May 3rd, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years
Replies: 47
Views: 2689

Re: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years

Thanks Marcus. Thankfully I didn’t finish the whole bottle of Barthod today. Going to have the rest tomorrow. Is there anything aged you suggest that isn’t ridiculously expensive (ideally < $250)? My experience with Barthod is that whenever I open a bottle it's shut down as hard as a rock but whene...
by A. So
May 2nd, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 10932

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Jay Miller wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 1:08 pm
I don't think Chapoutier makes bad wines, just incredibly boring ones.
I'll disagree. Given the quality of dirt they own, the wines are actively bad. Shameful, at the very least.
by A. So
May 2nd, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Formerly Known as Leo's Blind Tasting Group - April 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Formerly Known as Leo's Blind Tasting Group - April 2019

Funny -- a group of us recently had the 82 Grange at a dinner with a large lineup of heavy hitters (02 Selosse, 03 Clos de Mesnil, 78 Diamond Creek, 06 Truchot, 89 Unico, 98 Jacques Perrin, etc.) and the Grange was almost universal wine of the night. And we're generally an AFWE group too... Can't di...
by A. So
April 30th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi
Replies: 20
Views: 1008

Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi

Gary York wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 8:17 pm
2015 Gattinara - V. Molsino - Up to 40 yr old vines, slightly darker red than the other wine, dried pomegranate and cherry
Typo?
by A. So
April 30th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Phelps...thoughts?
Replies: 23
Views: 1574

Re: Joseph Phelps...thoughts?

Great in the 70s/80s, especially the Eisele. Nowadays, not worth a thought.
by A. So
April 28th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you rank the five first growths
Replies: 54
Views: 2448

Re: How would you rank the five first growths

Mouton still a 2eme in my mind
by A. So
April 26th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2807

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 9:47 pm
The other thing is giving the server a small pour, and thinking that should entitle you to less or free corkage. Sorry guys, that is about sharing and generosity and does not compensate for less of income.
Fully agree with this.
by A. So
April 25th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grapes or Terroir
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Grapes or Terroir

Hank Victor wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 12:00 pm
https://mynorth.com/2018/10/best-riesli ... tar-farms/

"Best Riesling in World Awarded to Northern Michigan Winery, Black Star Farms"

Don't diss Michigan lol
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by A. So
April 19th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anyone have a copy of "Pomerol" by Neal Martin they don't need anymore?
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: anyone have a copy of "Pomerol" by Neal Martin they don't need anymore?

I managed to find a copy from a rare books shop. Have you tried alibris?

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