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by B. Buzzini
September 25th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $500 Heitz Martha's?!?
Replies: 26
Views: 1704

Re: $500 Heitz Martha's?!?

Last time I bought Heitz direct was when they had a REAL sale...the 2001 Bella Oaks for $32! That 05 price is crazy! Buy two, get free shipping though. [wink.gif] Or go find a bottle of the 74...hmmmm. [scratch.gif]
by B. Buzzini
September 25th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: burgs
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Psa: burgs

Looks like YOU bought the 16 as you were telling us to look for the 1926! [wow.gif]
by B. Buzzini
September 25th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Casa Ferreirinha, Barca Velha Douro - when to drink?
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: 2000 Casa Ferreirinha, Barca Velha Douro - when to drink?

Loved the 08! Pricing is crazy! [wow.gif] 2008 Casa Ferreirinha Douro Barca Velha - Portugal, Douro A first for me...this was flat out killer! SO deep and dark fruited, with a plushness and wonderful finesse. Dark berry liqueured fruits, obviously Port -like, yet with total graphite powder dryness.....
by B. Buzzini
September 23rd, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions on serving 1965 Mayacamus?
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Suggestions on serving 1965 Mayacamus?

Decant for sediment, then dive in and follow. Some of these aging beauties fall off quickly. Here is my note last year from a 1969 Mayacamas: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=162636&p=2786884&hilit=Mayacamas#p2786884 Yes. I’d stand up for a couple weeks then pnp no decant. B...
by B. Buzzini
September 23rd, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?
Replies: 38
Views: 1255

Re: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?

Haut Brion Blanc is simply God!
Love Yquem “Y” as well.
by B. Buzzini
September 23rd, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1538
Views: 101309

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Krug 168 fantastic as always!
08 DP seems to be shutting down? Muted
by B. Buzzini
September 23rd, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 1
Views: 185

TN: 2005 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2005 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (9/23/2020) Fantastic red berry fruits...kirsch liqueur, herbs, white pepper, leather...a nice elegance to it...darkened up with deeper flavors at the end of the bottle. Little edgy alc upon opening...a go...
by B. Buzzini
September 22nd, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your goto dry rub recipe?
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Your goto dry rub recipe?

No sugars?
by B. Buzzini
September 22nd, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your goto dry rub recipe?
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Your goto dry rub recipe?

Pork baby b's to be more specific. [cheers.gif]
by B. Buzzini
September 22nd, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1631

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

This place has the same wine, case only, and does a better job at disclosing that this is a sourced wine, and it might not be in stock. Maybe try again with them Doc? [wink.gif]

https://shop.corxwines.com/vsku2132181_ ... 750ML-2014
by B. Buzzini
September 22nd, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 304
Views: 26941

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Hello brian, It's been a bit since my last video blog. I decided to wait a while so I could get a better grip on the smoke situation, as well as the quality of the vintage. It's getting "crunch time" and already I have one lot in tank, with Moulds coming off on Wednesday. Smoke has been in the valle...
by B. Buzzini
September 21st, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 76
Views: 3181

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

For us here in the good ol USA...any Coche Dury under $200... flirtysmile
by B. Buzzini
September 21st, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Emmanuel ROUGET X 2
Replies: 0
Views: 265

TN: Emmanuel ROUGET X 2

2009 Emmanuel Rouget Bourgogne Passetoutgrains - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Passetoutgrains (9/21/2020) This has come along FAR better than the last bottle 8yrs ago...not the grapey, sour acid bomb..it has softened to a wonderful plush sheen, still showing a bright tartness of cherry and cranberry...
by B. Buzzini
September 20th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Louis Michel MdT Chablis
Replies: 16
Views: 1144

Re: TN: 2017 Louis Michel MdT Chablis

Case gone!😢
by B. Buzzini
September 17th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008

The 2008 Beaujeu last year was killer! [worship.gif] 2008 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu - France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre (10/3/2019) The oldest Cotat I've had...and it is brilliant! THAT nose! Floral spring flowers, lime blossom, lemongrass, mint tea, cool sea bree...
by B. Buzzini
September 16th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Rouge (France, Jura, Côtes du Jura)
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: TN: 2006 Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Rouge (France, Jura, Côtes du Jura)

eweininger wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Nice to a see a positive note on this. I have to admit when I tried one a little while back, I found the tannins pretty overwhelming.

(Posted to ct before I saw this.)
A reason why they make wines 100++yrs old still drinking amazing...so I’ve heard. [cheers.gif]
by B. Buzzini
September 16th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Rouge (France, Jura, Côtes du Jura)
Replies: 7
Views: 246

TN: 2006 Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Rouge (France, Jura, Côtes du Jura)

2006 Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Rouge - France, Jura, Côtes du Jura (9/16/2020) Open in bottle for an hour...rust crancherry, slight orange rim color...gorgeous nose of leather, black pepper, sous bois, cigar ash, dried cherry/orange. Been 6yrs since the last test drive on this, and it looks to be a...
by B. Buzzini
September 15th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $6500 for this poxed Monty?
Replies: 28
Views: 4298

Re: $6500 for this poxed Monty?

Hmmmm? I'll take the 2014...and it's cheaper! [highfive.gif]

https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Items/D ... et/9500890
by B. Buzzini
September 14th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2047
Views: 269095

Re: Official Costco Thread

Wtf?
by B. Buzzini
September 11th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 2975

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Eisele

Well...if $100<=$30? [wink.gif]
by B. Buzzini
September 11th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 2975

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

Fan of Spottswoode, Heitz, Mondavi, Altamura. Was going to say Screaming Eagle, but they are just a tad north of $30! [wink.gif]
by B. Buzzini
September 11th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 134
Views: 11632

Re: Wait list times

Sandlands has to be a couple out right?
by B. Buzzini
September 11th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9779

Re: Fires-Oregon

Rick Allen wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 9:04 am
Stay safe Doc!
+1 [cheers.gif]
by B. Buzzini
September 10th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Bourgogne
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: TN: 2013 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Bourgogne

My favorite Rose'! [wink.gif] What finesse...such a calm and peaceful wine...love it!

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by B. Buzzini
September 10th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne-Aligoté (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté)
Replies: 6
Views: 297

TN: 2007 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne-Aligoté (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté)

2007 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne-Aligoté - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté (9/10/2020) These are now starting to get VERY interesting! Too bad this is my last bottle of a case bought in 2009...well...it was suppose to be a case of BB for $17 per, and received the Aligote by mistake. Decided to kee...
by B. Buzzini
September 10th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB 2005 Screaming EAgle - bottle or 3 pack
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: LTB 2005 Screaming EAgle - bottle or 3 pack

2005 was only a two pack.
by B. Buzzini
September 9th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 304
Views: 26941

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

We are not picking fruit at Family Farm, Skyline, Alpine, Horseshoe or Centennial Mtn. Very painful but I guess it could be worse. I hope other wineries are faring better. This is pretty devastating for everyone. Sorry to hear that Kevin. Congrats on the 2018 scores from Vinous though! 99pts Horses...
by B. Buzzini
September 8th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: TN: 2013 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve

Another craving...another killer young GdL! Still young...but MAN they are tasty with some beef and cheese! My note 3 yrs ago hasn’t really changed...the only problem is I can’t get these for $60 anymore...and only a couple bots left! Wish I had the will power cuz these should be at peak in 15-20. h...
by B. Buzzini
September 5th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 988

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

Drinkin a Keller too Doc...although just a 16 Von der fels. Yours sounds amazing! [cheers.gif]
by B. Buzzini
September 5th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: TN: 2015 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast

My favorite UM to date! A balance of 13 and 14 imo.
by B. Buzzini
September 3rd, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast

Last bottle of this...gone! They are just too darn tasty not to pop! The two bottles allocated are just not enough...but appreciated! My last note is still spot...maybe a little more integration and the energy level kicked down a bit to a dance party instead of a full on rave! The flesh fruit and ci...
by B. Buzzini
September 2nd, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 PYCM St Aubin En Remilly
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

Re: TN: 2016 PYCM St Aubin En Remilly

This ain’t low! [wink.gif] Love this Cru...prob my fav in Saint Aubin! 07 was bitchin a couple years ago!
by B. Buzzini
September 2nd, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Super good today...tasting like a 90’s Krug!! [highfive.gif]
by B. Buzzini
September 1st, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

2007 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru (9/1/2020) Well...didn't make it 5yrs from my last note...just 2...and there goes the last bottle of this, and my last Louis Michel GC. Very tight and solid cork in the bottle...but this one shows a ...
by B. Buzzini
August 28th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine
Replies: 39
Views: 2653

Re: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine

Come on... [bullshit.gif]

My neighbor is a Franzia...seriously.
by B. Buzzini
August 28th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Caves Duplessis Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Replies: 22
Views: 855

Re: TN: 2014 Caves Duplessis Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Well...I "had" to open my last 2015 MdT because I saw that it had a protruding capsule. Seepage was evident...the cork slide out way too easy, and was really soaked and spongy. The wine is a LOT better than the last two undrinkable bottles of angry, disjointed, chemical, alc fummy hot messes. Althou...
by B. Buzzini
August 26th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow...The Michael Phelps of Sabrage!
Replies: 0
Views: 409

Wow...The Michael Phelps of Sabrage!



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by B. Buzzini
August 26th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 304
Views: 26941

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Hmmm...here in the Central Valley we've been socked in with tons of smoke for the past week or so...can smell it and taste it(no covid jokes please [wink.gif] ) and haven't seen the sun until today! Can't imagine the grapes that are still on the vines, or harvested in the last few days, aren't compr...
by B. Buzzini
August 26th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 6:27 pm
FWIW, the 2013 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs is the best wine they have made. Crazy good.
Yes! champagne.gif

wait...15 is better!
by B. Buzzini
August 24th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard

2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (8/24/2020) What I like about this wine is the Ca. sunshine fleshy fruit...green caramel apple, pear...some exotics of almond liqueur, lychee, lees...mousse is of a nice marsala/ginger creme...somewhat so...
by B. Buzzini
August 24th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Sine Qua Non Tectumque / 2015 Grenache Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: TN: 2017 Sine Qua Non Tectumque / 2015 Grenache Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie

How do you feel this compares with other SQN whites? Is it more accessible in its youth versus other whites (Lightmotif, Resiste, etc.)? Last couple years(16/17) seem to show more of a restrained style for them, and pretty well balanced to start. Usually you might get some heat and intense spice on...
by B. Buzzini
August 23rd, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures
Replies: 41
Views: 2757

Re: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures

Dave Nerland wrote:
August 23rd, 2020, 6:03 pm
William, curious question:
Favorite Red Burg?
Favorite Whit Burg?
I know DRC RC is my favorite red and a tough call for white. Yours?

Love your pictures and insight!
If you say 2007 DRC Monty as your white...I'm getting on a plane! [drinkers.gif]
by B. Buzzini
August 23rd, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures
Replies: 41
Views: 2757

Re: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures

Great pics...very informative, and droooool inducing! [crazy1.gif] Is that Rougeots Coche?
by B. Buzzini
August 22nd, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Sine Qua Non Tectumque / 2015 Grenache Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie
Replies: 4
Views: 524

TN: 2017 Sine Qua Non Tectumque / 2015 Grenache Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie

2017 Sine Qua Non Tectumque - USA, California, Central Coast (8/22/2020) Wow...this is in pure balance right out the gate! Rich and full bodied with no alc edge...creamy peach and apricot jam...tropical orange fruits...white pepper/dried honey spice, waxy honeycomb, exotic florals, dried pineapple ...
by B. Buzzini
August 21st, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano Rosato Colli Aprutini IGT
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: TN: 2018 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano Rosato Colli Aprutini IGT

HA....finally found an answer to my question. "This year on the label of our Cerasuolo you will find the indication "Rosato". The outcome of the hot 2018 season gave it a heavier color than the canons of the disciplinary, so we chose not to present it to the Committee for the assignment of the Doc, ...
by B. Buzzini
August 20th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 304
Views: 26941

Smoke taint 2020...

How long does it take? Here in the Central Valley Ca. we've had a layer of smoke and ash for the last couple days now...pretty heavy as you can see the ash and smell the smoke persistently. I would think Lodi is getting this...and am wondering about the other wine areas? How much of this does it tak...
by B. Buzzini
August 20th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano Rosato Colli Aprutini IGT
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: TN: 2018 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano Rosato Colli Aprutini IGT

Enjoying another bottle of this tonight, yet wish it were the Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo! The Rosato drinks more like a lighter Montepulciano d'Abruzzo...and the Cerasuolo is like a Chambolle Musigny Rose' that I find fascinating and pretty! Still would like to know WHY this wine was made? Does EP strive t...
by B. Buzzini
August 20th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne
Replies: 8
Views: 432

TN: 2004 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne

2004 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (8/20/2020) Last bottle of a six pack bought in 2012...all have been wonderful bottles, with the last couple showing some signs of ox, yet not detracting from the pleasure in any way. #6 is g...

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