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by Joshua Kates
March 30th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Floyd Cardoz RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Floyd Cardoz RIP

Yes, great chef loved Tabla and didn't mind Bread Bar (but I never went when it was crowded)--really shocking!
by Joshua Kates
March 29th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Collapse of Bordeaux and explosion of champagnes in my consumption
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

Re: Collapse of Bordeaux and explosion of champagnes in my consumption

Just to be clear you drink 816 bottles annually on average, Francois,

No? That's pretty amazing!
by Joshua Kates
March 28th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 05 DDO Laurene and 05 Grivot NSG Les Boudots
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: TNs: 05 DDO Laurene and 05 Grivot NSG Les Boudots

Nice notes, Doug,

Thanks for posting; the Grivot sounds delicious!
by Joshua Kates
March 28th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 56
Views: 2690

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Yes, keeping an eye out for deals, though it's too easy to convince myself I found one and buy more wine that I don't need or want. As to what Robert said, other than sales--free shipping, 10% off and so on--US retailers seem not to have come down out at all. On the other hand, BV Vins, out of Switz...
by Joshua Kates
March 28th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2100

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

I've been told, back in the day, the Barolo producers beside Piedmont, drank only Burgundy (and that of course only occasionally). Great thread!
Thanks to everyone for posting.
by Joshua Kates
March 28th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos
Replies: 23
Views: 869

Re: TN: 2010 Christian Moreau Plus Pic; Premox?

Thanks for all the good discussion; I by no means wish to cut it off. On this one point, though too advanced I do not think the bottle actually was pre-moxed. For one thing, it did not have that metallic or rusty (yes oxidized) taste that I get from bottles that are. Also, I think the color did not ...
by Joshua Kates
March 27th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Hey my business is in the shitter so I'm selling some cool stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: Hey my business is in the shitter so I'm selling some cool stuff

Terrible to hear, Nick,
Unfortunately these wines a bit above my (college prof) pay grade.
by Joshua Kates
March 26th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos
Replies: 23
Views: 869

TN: 2010 Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos

In part inspired by the discussion of 09/10 white burgundy in Don Cornwell’s tasting thread, I opened one of these as I had the ’09 recently. The ’10 was definitely more advanced and maybe some surmaturite. On the nose caramel, but also sea salt, guava, and white fruits. It did speak of chablis and ...
by Joshua Kates
March 26th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside
Replies: 58
Views: 1707

Re: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside

FWIW, I agree on '93 White Burgundy; I've come to White Burgundy late and the '93's are the best I've had from the 90's. Good to know about '06 Red, as I own quite a few. Are people down on '08 Reds or was this just not a surprise? Lucky to have had and have some '85 Bordeaux, always a treat. '79 Bo...
by Joshua Kates
March 24th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: TN: 2002 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Scott Stewart wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 8:17 pm
Always a classy, elegant wine.
So true--bet the last will be the best---always that way, no?
by Joshua Kates
March 24th, 2020, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Brilliant Reds
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: 3 Brilliant Reds

Great notes as always, Jeremy,

I can almost taste that Giacosa--sounds like a remarkable bottle from what was not necessarily the greatest year in Piedmont, eh?
by Joshua Kates
March 23rd, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?
Replies: 20
Views: 877

Re: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?

Don't have any '15, but the '09's are definitely in the zone. I've drunk 2 in the last two years and they are pretty ready to go, though a couple hour decant (or more) never hurts.
by Joshua Kates
March 23rd, 2020, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rhys Aeris Rosso
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: 2017 Rhys Aeris Rosso

The same group of people responded to both threads with similar replies. This shelter in place affecting you in different ways than me. Well I haven't seen this yet in these parts at all, so I guess we are in the same boat. Hi Markus, In an earlier thread, see below, Rhys folks generously offered t...
by Joshua Kates
March 23rd, 2020, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Mariani: help with selling wine and high end NY restaurants still open.
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: John Mariani: help with selling wine and high end NY restaurants still open.

Thanks, Mark,
Good read--especially the first one on food myths.
by Joshua Kates
March 22nd, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Dalla Valle Cabernet - Bordeaux in Napa
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: 2011 Dalla Valle Cabernet - Bordeaux in Napa

Well, I don't expect Napa Cabs to taste like Bordeaux, nor did I think Rich was suggesting they should. I, too, however, enjoy DV's for the early nineties, as they are elegant, deep, and in their own way even balanced. Glad to hear you enjoyed yours, Rich, and that you, Diane, as usual are drinking ...
by Joshua Kates
March 21st, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Replies: 5
Views: 479

TN: 2002 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

2002 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande On first night this wine was all about the bouquet. Cassis, a touch of raspberry, saddle, slight sweat, note of pepper—definite gamey note at one moment. Opens in the mouth, a little tannic and tight, then really pretty; signature velvety mouthfee...
by Joshua Kates
March 20th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 23
Views: 960

Re: TN: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Just popped one tonight. The nose is great...very Oregon. Decent fruit. Not so crazy about the structure (a touch round). Some mild warmth. Cooperative tannins. I'm a diehard Burg lover (or was until priced out) so bring on the acidity. I steered clear of 2016s from almost everyone in OR. Will chec...
by Joshua Kates
March 18th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9200

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

2002 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Showing really well right now, though one could definitely continue to hold. At first it was all about the nose: cassis, a touch of raspberry, saddle, slight sweat, note of pepper—a gamey note behind a wall of fruit Opens in the mouth, a little tan...
by Joshua Kates
March 17th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vermont: All Restaurants and Bars now Closed
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Vermont: All Restaurants and Bars now Closed

Same thing here in Indiana, on restaurants and bars. Schools already closed. Be great to have a NATIONAL response, otherwise much of this may not be worth much.
by Joshua Kates
March 16th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 27
Views: 1113

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

Good to know, Mark,
Thanks!
by Joshua Kates
March 15th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 4934

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

The 1993 Ampeau Puligny-Montrachet Les Combottes 1er immediately comes to mind. I opened it a few years back at a Chicago La Paulee and it just stunned everyone there, including some who would brought some very serious whites, such as Coche (which was by no means half bad). Still, the concentration ...
by Joshua Kates
March 14th, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9200

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Had the same idea myself. I have an '02 Comtesse Pichon-Lalande scheduled for this evening and either an '83 Dr. Bartolet Volnay Clos de la Barre or an '08 Dom for next Saturday.
by Joshua Kates
March 11th, 2020, 3:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 149
Views: 8990

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Mine landed Friday! (Midwest)
by Joshua Kates
March 9th, 2020, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 2639

Re: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation

None for me either, but maybe too much whinging on my part on this board about the quality of that release?
by Joshua Kates
March 1st, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Notes from Burt Williams tribute dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26, 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 966

Re: Notes from Burt Williams tribute dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26, 2020

Thanks for the notes, Blake, very informative and up-close--gives a sense of what it was like to attend the event. Seems like just a great time and a worthy tribute.
by Joshua Kates
March 1st, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone have problems with Cellar d'Or in NY? Updated with resolution.
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: Anyone have problems with Cellar d'Or in NY? Updated with resolution.

I have had nothing but good experiences with these folks also, and they have some hard to find things from time to time. That said, I sympathize with the OP. I remember ordering a difficult to find wine from a NYC shop, wanted it ship right away. After three calls and two weeks, they said they had s...
by Joshua Kates
February 29th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3900

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

I wouldn't gift them glasses. But I might give them some. This. And I wouldn't bring my own glasses. Seriously. If you didn't like their silverware because the fork tines weren't pointy enough, would you bring your own silverware? Or china? Unless they're having a lot of people over and they let yo...
by Joshua Kates
February 28th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Foradori Granato Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: TN: 2016 Foradori Granato Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

I've had this same wine, and it's definitely a fine wine, much as Dale described. Very light on its feet, yet with lots going on--the tannins here are well integrated and do not get in the way.
by Joshua Kates
February 25th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North of Santa Fe wine recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: North of Santa Fe wine recommendations?

Actually, for years was a pretty decent wine store in Pojauque itself--don't know if it closed; Tom Hill would, though. Foodwise, not much going on, though there used to be a place halfway between there and Taos, in a little town Embudo, called Embudo station; wasn't bad, had good smoked trout. Arro...
by Joshua Kates
February 23rd, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Photo of last night's charity wine tasting (with Fu's Caviar and Flannery Rudd Steak)
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Photo of last night's charity wine tasting (with Fu's Caviar and Flannery Rudd Steak)

Sounds like great wining and dining all around--and for a good cause, too! Keep up the good work.
by Joshua Kates
February 19th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Burgundy, Paris and Ile de Re
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Burgundy, Paris and Ile de Re

Great write-up, thanks,

I like Les Climats, though they would not sell me a bottle of Roumier the last time I was there--had to settle for Dujac at about the same reasonable price. Best meal when last there was at Restaurant David Toutain, fwiw.
by Joshua Kates
February 16th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10114

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

Btw, Don, curious why PYCM does not make it on to your list of those in the Morey family you buy? I do buy Colin-Morey wines for sure, but since he is Marc Colin's son, I always consider him part of the Colin family. blush His real name is Pierre-Yves Colin, but now people refer to him as PYCM. Got...
by Joshua Kates
February 16th, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10114

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

I drank batard 2005 and perrieres 2005 12m ago. 2 bottles reputedly plagued by premox. Both were great, directly from domaine. I dont question your tasting capabilities. I dont like how you draw conclusions based on a few samples that are definitely not statistically representative. In statistics y...
by Joshua Kates
February 15th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '94 López de Heredia Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva & '11 La Pousse d'Or Corton-Clos du Roi
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: TNs: '94 López de Heredia Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva & '11 La Pousse d'Or Corton-Clos du Roi

Thanks for this, David,

Like a lot of folks on this board, I love Lopez de Heredia reds and whites. I hold nothing that old in the latter category, but have a '95 Gran Reserva I am waiting on opening; any recent experience with that bottling?
by Joshua Kates
February 15th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine night in Charlotte
Replies: 25
Views: 1809

Re: A wine night in Charlotte

Nice evening, thanks for the notes,
Especially as I have the Dunn and other bottlings by Clos Frantin, from that period, none of which I have tasted.

Really enjoyed Charlotte when I was there, but it's been a while. Sad that the "beer folks" have taken over.
by Joshua Kates
February 15th, 2020, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10114

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

Great notes, fascinating report, thanks so much! (Strange about the Dancer--I buy quite a few of his lower level wines and I have never encountered any problems. I only started buying with his 2014's, so perhaps too early to tell. Have Boillot going back further and have encountered these same probl...
by Joshua Kates
February 13th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6015

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

I'd agree with Eric, and say Portugese wines generally are undervalued; many have genuine distinctiveness and complexity. I don't know them as well as some, but Mouchao and Redoma come to mind. Commando G in Spain, their entry level, too, is impressive. I'd also throw Sandlands into the mix. Pepiere...
by Joshua Kates
February 11th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1979 Ch. Figeac - a wine from another era
Replies: 46
Views: 2089

Re: 1979 Ch. Figeac - a wine from another era

Mark Golodetz wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 4:03 pm
I have only ever really thought Beychevelle could be confused for a Burgundy. And the 1959 may be the best Richebourg ever made in Bordeaux.
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I have a couple of '85 Beychevelle; how do they rate Richebourg-wise?
by Joshua Kates
February 10th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Saxxum
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: LTB Saxxum

How about if you sell an "x" first; or am I missing something?
by Joshua Kates
February 10th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2017 release
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: VHR 2017 release

Points are on their website if that matters to you. I find the wines intriguing, but sort of spendy. On the fence.
by Joshua Kates
February 10th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1979 Ch. Figeac - a wine from another era
Replies: 46
Views: 2089

Re: 1979 Ch. Figeac - a wine from another era

I looked at cellatracker regarding 1983 and it is interesting to see the huge gap regarding scoring. You have people with 87-88/100 and people with 92-94/100. "In short, Chateau Figeac is a (still) rather misunderstood wine that is perhaps – as Kevin Shin suggested – a most Burgundian style of Bord...
by Joshua Kates
February 10th, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1979 Ch. Figeac - a wine from another era
Replies: 46
Views: 2089

Re: 1979 Ch. Figeac - a wine from another era

Interesting, Martin,

I just drank an '83 of this wine this weekend. No fruit bomb either, but not a great experience; I don't think it was the best bottle.
by Joshua Kates
February 10th, 2020, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs- 2014 Hune, 08 Clos des Goisses, 16 Barbaresco Tre Stelle, Darting surprise, more 95 Bordeaux woes
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: TNs- 2014 Hune, 08 Clos des Goisses, 16 Barbaresco Tre Stelle, Darting surprise, more 95 Bordeaux woes

FWIW, Tom,

I had a similar experience with the '95 Trotanoy last year; it was just not very giving and even seemed a little thin. Disappointing, as I do not own many of these.

Thanks for the notes!
by Joshua Kates
February 8th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 13 Calluna Merlot Aux Raynauds
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: 13 Calluna Merlot Aux Raynauds

Yes, I have some of these, as well as the '11 and '10, which I've been waiting to open, so thanks very much the note. I'll hold the 13's at least. It may well have been a post by Jim that put me on to them.
by Joshua Kates
February 6th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burgundy Help
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Red Burgundy Help

Second your dislike from Laboure-Roi, Dale,

At least back in the day. I've heard buzz that they have recently improved but cannot speak to that myself.
by Joshua Kates
February 3rd, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore - DRINK UP!
Replies: 32
Views: 2086

Re: 2014 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore - DRINK UP!

Yeah, I still have a couple of these, but those I opened, though not off, were quite overwhelming. Pretty expensive experiment on this consumer.

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