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by Joshua Kates
September 20th, 2020, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Dominique Laurent Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: TN: 2002 Dominique Laurent Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers

Thanks for the note, Jeremy,
I think Dominique's wines can give value, even these older ones, eventually "eating their oak," but I know that view is controversial and his is a style not everyone will like in any case.
by Joshua Kates
September 20th, 2020, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ceritas Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: TN: 2018 Ceritas Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard

Nice note, Adam, I drank the '14 of this last night; it showed much as you say. I was surprised that it was a light more yellow-fruited than I expected, less lean and more giving, yet still some nice acidity and good balance. I drank it after a Reisling, a '15 Keller Von der Fels Trocken, which show...
by Joshua Kates
September 17th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Rock Hill Farms Bourbon
Replies: 1
Views: 149

ISO: Rock Hill Farms Bourbon

Would trade Champagne, older Bordeaux or Burgundy. PM best.
by Joshua Kates
September 17th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: TN: 2016 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Great note, David,
I've only had the Kronos, and in fact any Corison, in older vintages, but your note makes me want to seek some bottles of this out.
by Joshua Kates
September 14th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traverse City Area
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: Traverse City Area

Wyncroft makes some nice wine and the owner is a really nice guy and knowledgeable about all sorts of wine. Worth a visit. The Cooks House was, and I hope still is, a great restaurant. The ones you bolded are the better ones, if I recall--it's been a while, especially Black Star Farms, if I am not m...
by Joshua Kates
September 13th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1772

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

Nick Gangas wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 8:23 pm
William Kelley wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 5:39 am
Dujac and Chevillon are two that spring to mind immediately, without too much reflection....
What he said. Also Comte Armand Clos de Epeneaux.
I have a couple of these, Nick,
Have you opened one recently? Is it showing well? I've been thinking that they may need more time.
by Joshua Kates
September 13th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)

I have a single '08 Rayas, which I've been tempted to open. I'll check and see if it's commented on in the vertical, though I know it's not a great vintage for that wine. I believe it is actually a great vintage for Rayas. Look for comments on WB from William Kelley and others. BTW, for a good laug...
by Joshua Kates
September 12th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)

As well as being about some astonishing wines, these are really extraordinary notes, Laurent, Thanks for posting. I'm pleased to hear that the '08 Rousseau was showing better, as I have a fair amount of '08 burgundy, though sadly not that one. I have a single '08 Rayas, which I've been tempted to op...
by Joshua Kates
September 8th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A hodgepodge of old wines (1965-2001)
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: TN: A hodgepodge of old wines (1965-2001)

Yes, great notes, Otto,
On a truly unusual range of wines; I also appreciate Tomás insight about the changes in Portuegese winemaking.
by Joshua Kates
September 7th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Georges Lignier et Fils Bonnes Mares
Replies: 18
Views: 654

Re: TN: 2013 Georges Lignier et Fils Bonnes Mares

I'd be interested to hear more about this, Greg,
Was there a change of winemaker/winemaking after 2011? That said, I've enjoyed both the 1990 and the 1999 CSD. Not great wines, but very good, I thought.
by Joshua Kates
September 7th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Georges Lignier et Fils Bonnes Mares
Replies: 18
Views: 654

TN: 2013 Georges Lignier et Fils Bonnes Mares

2013 Georges Lignier et Fils Bonnes Mares - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru (9/7/2020) In the nose, quite raspberry, slight hint of barnyard, hay, loam; on the palate, darker fruits also show, glycerin, pretty, some acid. With air, nice sharp notes of Vosne spice, more delin...
by Joshua Kates
August 30th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)
Replies: 28
Views: 905

Re: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)

Good question, Dale,

I've never had aged versions of any of these except the Vatan and Dageneau, which had no problems. I am currently cellaring a bunch of Cotat (both)--when I opened one it seemed to need way more time--so I would be curious if I've unwittingly engaged in a risky undertaking.
by Joshua Kates
August 30th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Château Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: TN: 1996 Château Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)

Thanks, Doug,
I also own a couple, so very helpful and nice to know they are already showing so well, though it sounds like a little more cellar time could be in order.
by Joshua Kates
August 26th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impromptu Guy’s Night w/04 VCC, 04 Leoville Barton, 2016 Dalla Valle, et al
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: Impromptu Guy’s Night w/04 VCC, 04 Leoville Barton, 2016 Dalla Valle, et al

Would love to go back in time and grab some Dalla Valles from 91-94 - which I loved way back then - to see how they show now. Ended with a 2016 Moon Tsai Napa Cab, that unfortunately I really did not get to assess as it was poured with some desserts. Never had this wine before I have been drinking ...
by Joshua Kates
August 25th, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Saint-Emilion from the old school (+ a white Northern Rhone)
Replies: 20
Views: 906

Re: TNs: Saint-Emilion from the old school (+ a white Northern Rhone)

Interesting, Ramon,
I noticed a delicacy in my bottle--lacy, violets, though certainly a nice backbone. But maybe yours was just in better shape.
by Joshua Kates
August 25th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine du Jaugaret, St-Julien [ADDED THE 1999 BAMA SIDE-BY-SIDE]
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine du Jaugaret, St-Julien (Medoc)

I have 2 '90's of these; but have yet to have the chance to pop one. Your nice note makes me want to do that soon, Robert. (I bought on backfill, I think remembering Asimov's article, or perhaps even confusing it with Clos de Jaugueyron :).)
by Joshua Kates
August 24th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Saint-Emilion from the old school (+ a white Northern Rhone)
Replies: 20
Views: 906

Re: TNs: Saint-Emilion from the old school (+ a white Northern Rhone)

How would you compare, Ramon, and others, with the '89 Magdelaine, my only experience with this chateau from that decade? The first bottle I drank was truly sublime; the second did not show as well, but they were backfilled and poured under less than ideal conditions.
by Joshua Kates
August 24th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Eric Texier Hermitage
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: TN: 1999 Eric Texier Hermitage

It was a barrel from Chave, which has been publicly know for a long time. But I don’t remember the details, such as when during elevage Eric got the barrel. As far as I know, it was a one-time deal. Personally I’ve always liked Eric’s 99 Côte Rotie VV better. It’s been drinking well for a long time...
by Joshua Kates
August 24th, 2020, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Eric Texier Hermitage
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: TN: 1999 Eric Texier Hermitage

It definitely can be enjoyed now, John,

But it also has more left in the tank, by my reckoning. (I am holding on to one more.)) Rumor on CT is that the grapes, or juice (?) originate from Chave. Don't myself know more than that.
Do post, please, if you try it.
by Joshua Kates
August 23rd, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Update! : Anniversary Wines; Next up, 1996 Dom Perignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1153

Re: Updated: Preview of Anniversary Wines; First up, 2002 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Rare

Yes, happy anniversary and nice line-up! I just sourced some '96 Dom, so I am curious how yours shows.
by Joshua Kates
August 23rd, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Eric Texier Hermitage
Replies: 14
Views: 663

TN: 1999 Eric Texier Hermitage

1999 Eric Texier Hermitage - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage (8/23/2020) Nose gives huckleberry, thyme, slight hint of clove or some other baking spice; in the mouth possesses velvety texture, shows layers of dark fruit, ending on a note of molasses and blood. Initially considerable acidit...
by Joshua Kates
August 22nd, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)
Replies: 39
Views: 1504

Re: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)

Yes, really great, really helpful, thanks! William discussed high canopies in a previous thread; it gives more natural protection to the grape, if I understood properly. At the same time, never being involved in viticulture, I would not have said the first bunch were the pick of the litter, but it m...
by Joshua Kates
August 22nd, 2020, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Caillottes
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Caillottes

Interesting such high, high praise. I am somewhat of a regular buyer, but less a regular drinker, as they do seem to me to need quite a bit of cellar time, especially in comparison to other Sancerre or SB. I've yet to have one that showed altogether exceptionally, unlike, for example, in the past, s...
by Joshua Kates
August 22nd, 2020, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A toast with 2001 Beaucastel & W-S LH Gewurz
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: A toast with 2001 Beaucastel & W-S LH Gewurz

Yes, condolences, and nice story and notes.
by Joshua Kates
August 18th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Book review: "Inside Bordeaux" by Jane Anson
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Book review: "Inside Bordeaux" by Jane Anson

Yes, I agree--on the whole helpful and well-written. She avoids some of the modernist-traditionalist drama, which sometimes seems a bit over the top here, so I appreciate that. And there is a lot to learn about the individual estates, at least for me. Reading straight through still can be a bit like...
by Joshua Kates
August 17th, 2020, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two "Good Fellows" on a rainy Sunday afternoon
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: TNs: Two "Good Fellows" on a rainy Sunday afternoon

Also popped a Goodfellow chard recently, 2017 Ribbon Ridge. My note is floating down below somewhere (Two white burgs and a ringer). I agree, lovely stuff, and mine, fwiw, did not remind me of Chablis, but probably more Chassagne--not a big fan of Chablis, generally. I saw your note as well, nice t...
by Joshua Kates
August 16th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two "Good Fellows" on a rainy Sunday afternoon
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: TNs: Two "Good Fellows" on a rainy Sunday afternoon

Also popped a Goodfellow chard recently, 2017 Ribbon Ridge. My note is floating down below somewhere (Two white burgs and a ringer). I agree, lovely stuff, and mine, fwiw, did not remind me of Chablis, but probably more Chassagne--not a big fan of Chablis, generally.
by Joshua Kates
August 15th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two white burgs and a ringer
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Two white burgs and a ringer

Cool stuff! Had the 2017 of that Lamy and liked it a lot, although I found the citrus to be more on the grapefruit side. Great purity and really volumous finish. Interesting about the grapefruit, Tomás, Voluminous sounds like the right adjective to me. Lamy is creeping up in price. But his St Aubin...
by Joshua Kates
August 14th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two white burgs and a ringer
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Two white burgs and a ringer

IMG_0221.jpg These wines were not tasted blind, but drank serially Thurs night with a friend in our garden. The 2016 Hubert Lamy St. Aubin En Remilly had been coravined earlier in the week; the 2014 PYCM La Pucelle was opened at dinner; I pulled the 2017 Goodfellow Ribbon Ridge from the cellar when...
by Joshua Kates
August 13th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: TN: 2005 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

You folks are reminding me that I have a '96 Thomas that I picked up somewhere that I need to try. After that, nothing older than '12.

BTW, great story, Rick, thanks for sharing.
by Joshua Kates
August 11th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avaline Wine??
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: Avaline Wine??

GTK
by Joshua Kates
August 10th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avaline Wine??
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: Avaline Wine??

Joshua Kates wrote:
August 10th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Love this (though hard to beat any of it):
living in the remote reaches of Topanga Canyon
BTW, I am more of a Cameron Diaz phone--thought of her as sane, but that was an actress, not an "influencer," or whatever Gwenyth now is.
by Joshua Kates
August 10th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avaline Wine??
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: Avaline Wine??

Love this (though hard to beat any of it):
living in the remote reaches of Topanga Canyon
by Joshua Kates
August 10th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Perot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: TN: 1999 Perot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin

Sorry to hear about this one, David,
I've never had one of their GC's, but surprised at the lack of fruit. Holding most of my '99 GC's right now.

Cheers,
Josh
by Joshua Kates
August 10th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting Lagrange
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: Visiting Lagrange

Fun to follow your visits, Julian,

And good to know about the '05 Lagrange, as I have been waiting on mine.
by Joshua Kates
August 9th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Lucien LaMoine GC reds
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Lucien LaMoine GC reds

good-bye
by Joshua Kates
August 8th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Croatia Vineyards Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Croatia Vineyards Maps

Looks fun, Dan,

I see they are already taking bookings for 2021...tempting
by Joshua Kates
August 8th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rajat Parr Wine Club Zinfandel RAAHI Kirschenmann Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: TN: 2018 Rajat Parr Wine Club Zinfandel RAAHI Kirschenmann Vineyard

It's pretty interesting with Raj, as I feel like his allegiances lean heavily toward the natty camp (he's great friends with Abe from Scholium, and Nate from Hiyu, whose wines certainly fit that category), though it's more in theory than in practice. When you see his social media posts, he's champi...
by Joshua Kates
August 7th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mysteries solved re Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose and Brut Sous Bois
Replies: 18
Views: 961

Re: Mysteries solved re Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose and Brut Sous Bois

Thanks, Blake, the Rosé is also a blend; I'll have to keep an eye out for this.
by Joshua Kates
August 7th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting Beychevelle
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: Visiting Beychevelle

Thanks, Julian,

For the great photos and narratives; better vacation than we are having in land of President "Oh, forget about it"; been to Burgundy, but never the Medoc, makes me want to put on the list. Glad to see you're educating the next generation as well :)
by Joshua Kates
August 6th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mysteries solved re Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose and Brut Sous Bois
Replies: 18
Views: 961

Re: Mysteries solved re Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose and Brut Sous Bois

Yeah, thanks for all the info, Blake, Almost my house champagne, so it's good to know. The one with the lighter label is based on the 2010 vintage, yes? I've had one recently and liked it quite a bit. I have never seen the "sous bois" bottling. My previous bottles looked more like the one below; I ...
by Joshua Kates
August 5th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M

Yes, thanks, Marcus, For the notes, especially on the Bertheau. You state so well what is compelling about these wines; I've been enjoying lots of village level burgundy and as long as they are in this range or for some at least south of $100 (Domaine Dujac Chambolle) I am a buyer. Others, however, ...
by Joshua Kates
August 4th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mysteries solved re Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose and Brut Sous Bois
Replies: 18
Views: 961

Re: Mysteries solved re Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose and Brut Sous Bois

Yeah, thanks for all the info, Blake, Almost my house champagne, so it's good to know. The one with the lighter label is based on the 2010 vintage, yes? I've had one recently and liked it quite a bit. I have never seen the "sous bois" bottling. My previous bottles looked more like the one below; I g...
by Joshua Kates
August 3rd, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week
Replies: 32
Views: 2001

Re: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week

2015 Thomas-Labaille Sancerre Chavignol Les Monts Damnes When I make pesto, I like to divide it into one cup portions for use mainly over pasta. The excess I will put into smaller packets that we have added to our weekly Sunday cheese plate and wine “dinner”. This gives us another chance to check o...
by Joshua Kates
August 3rd, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for purchase/delivery in Manhattan
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: Suggestions for purchase/delivery in Manhattan

https://www.mwcwine.com/wines/All/All/All/Champagne they have a decent selection and offer free local delivery... I'd use them. Really nice store and close FWIW, I had a rather sketchy experience with them, though it was quite a while back. I purchased a bottle of a hard to find wine (Roumier of so...
by Joshua Kates
August 2nd, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner near Bordeaux (Mikulski, Carillon, Bonneau, Grange des Pères, Cheval-Blanc ...)
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Dinner near Bordeaux (Mikulski, Carillon, Bonneau, Grange des Pères, Cheval-Blanc ...)

Great notes as always, Laurent, That was my experience also with the 1998 Cheval Blanc the one time that I had it (in 2018?). It seemed very promising, but was not giving all that much at the time. Distinctly different from the 1990 (tasted in perhaps 2016). That wine was completely ready for busine...
by Joshua Kates
August 1st, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Lucien LaMoine GC reds
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Lucien LaMoine GC reds

Interested in 2013 Amoreuses.
by Joshua Kates
August 1st, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Matthiasson Chardonnay Linda Vista Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: TN: 2018 Matthiasson Chardonnay Linda Vista Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Good to hear you liked this, David,

I was not very impressed with their Mara chardonnay (2013) nor the earthquake cuvee. Their Napa white generally has been a winner for me, but I began to think that there single variety bottlings just were not up to snuff.

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