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by Joshua Kates
July 17th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hitching Post wine production moving back to the Clendenen / Lindquist facility
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Hitching Post wine production moving back to the Clendenen / Lindquist facility

Thanks for drawing our/my attention to this. Loved all these wines in the '90's, were my introduction to Pinot.
by Joshua Kates
July 16th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Selosse, Gosset, Valentini, 98 Cheval Blanc, 04 Rougeard Poyeux, 82 Mouton
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: TN: Selosse, Gosset, Valentini, 98 Cheval Blanc, 04 Rougeard Poyeux, 82 Mouton

Thanks, Greg, For the notes. Interestingly, I had both the '04 Poyeux and the '98 Cheval Blanc in a tasting last fall. The '98 showed tons of promise was not quite yet open for business to my palate. The '04 was really singing, beautiful wine; I agree, it definitely had rounded out. I also have the ...
by Joshua Kates
July 8th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

That's a nice sentiment about respecting other people. I guess then that he would never use an anonymous twitter account to ridicule and attack other people in the wine community. Is this apophasis? Are you suggesting, then, he would and did? (Not on Twitter or Instagram either, don't follow this s...
by Joshua Kates
July 8th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy celebrate July 4th! Today only!
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Dirty & Rowdy celebrate July 4th! Today only!

Yes, great idea you and Kate had; well done!
by Joshua Kates
July 7th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Riesling GG and GC, Kracher TBA, and d'Yquem
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: TN: Riesling GG and GC, Kracher TBA, and d'Yquem

Hi Ryan,

I love what Von Winning is doing. I think their Sauvignon Blanc is as good if not better than any I've had. Lovely notes as always, and of course TBA and d'Yquem are never too shabby. Does this mean that you have gotten tenure? If so, congratulations!
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by Joshua Kates
July 7th, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas (Short and Boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 687

Re: TN: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas (Short and Boring)

Reviving this thread, as I just cracked a bottle of this last night. OP must have got an off bottle--no brett, and a really wonderful quaff, especially for the price point. In truth, I often don' like Grenache, but this was light on its feet balanced, at succulent, refreshing, but, to my palate, not...
by Joshua Kates
July 6th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5022

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Just drank the PYCM 2017 Rose de Pinot Noir. Also not a "wow" wine, but definitely a "drink all day" wine. A different beast than the Provencal Roses and other Mouvedre (or Syrah or so on) based ones. Lighter in color and lighter on its feet, but awesomely pretty with some cool complexity (slate) an...
by Joshua Kates
July 6th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Chateau Le Crock
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: TN: 2003 Chateau Le Crock

Glad to hear it's good juice,

FWIW in English Chateau Le Crock is a salesman's nightmare.
by Joshua Kates
July 5th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 27
Views: 678

Re: New Orleans Hotels

Love the Omni Royal--not generic, near everything, and great rooftop bar.
by Joshua Kates
July 3rd, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Hitting Brucie's Cellar...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: TN: Hitting Brucie's Cellar...(short/boring)

Yes, pretty cool, Tom,

About the wine and the physicists. Nice to see you posting about great Red Burg for a change. neener
Loved Aqua Santa back in the day (and of course Escalera before that).
by Joshua Kates
July 1st, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many wines a day?
Replies: 31
Views: 1691

Re: How many wines a day?

I also usually drink only 2 or 3 times a week, but like the OP, I usually want more than one wine, most often white (or champagne) plus red.
by Joshua Kates
June 21st, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Rome: RIMESSA ROSCIOLI Wine Tasting Options
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Rome: RIMESSA ROSCIOLI Wine Tasting Options

FWIW, it seems to me that the 1st one, least expensive, is the best deal. You got the Gaja and the intereresting Tuscans, don't see commensurate value as you go up the ladder.
by Joshua Kates
June 21st, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Greer Cabernet-unusual incident
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: 2014 Greer Cabernet-unusual incident

Seems that somehow this wine was tainted by Coravin. I have been told that some people blow into the needle to clear of any residual wine after use. Maybe a microbe of saliva or other foreign substance that the needle may have come into contact with is the culprit. Mike, I also had this suspicion. ...
by Joshua Kates
June 21st, 2019, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calon Segur 1996
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Calon Segur 1996

Yeah, I have a couple, too--probably own more Calon than any other Bordeaux.
by Joshua Kates
June 20th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Greer Cabernet-unusual incident
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: 2014 Greer Cabernet-unusual incident

I hear you, Jim,
And I, too, don't use for great amounts of time. In the past, this sort of range has not been a problem.
by Joshua Kates
June 20th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Greer Cabernet-unusual incident
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

2014 Greer Cabernet-unusual incident

I drank about two glasses of the 2014 Greer Cabernet about 6 months back by way of Coravin. (I wanted to see if I should grab some of the '15.) At that time, the wine was pretty tight, ungiving, but dense, seemed to have potential, and most important of all showed no flaws. Went back to the bottle t...
by Joshua Kates
June 18th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo (Update)
Replies: 57
Views: 5194

Re: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo (Update)

Thanks for the Barolo notes, Matt,
Equals of your previous ones. Rinaldi and Burlotto--doesn't get much better than that, and Vajre ain't half bad either.
by Joshua Kates
June 18th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Richebourg + RSV Dinner, with a Monty and a La Tache
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: TN: Richebourg + RSV Dinner, with a Monty and a La Tache

Great notes, Paul,
Thanks for posting. Richebourg is my favorite red burg GC and you capture well what is so exciting about it. (Admittedly, I don't drink much or any RSV, La Tache, or RC :)).

Cheers!
by Joshua Kates
June 16th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1700

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

Have my doubts about the Allemand, only because I think it would need a good bit of air to open up, at least that was my experience recently in a restaurant. Have you considered the 06 C h â t e a u S i m o n e Grand Cru? I've always wanted to try one--only GC from Provence, nice write-ups on CT and...
by Joshua Kates
June 15th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12871

Re: Dominique Laurent

FWIW, I've never gotten caramel in any of his wines, or for that matter smoke; rather, Vosne spice as I find it in other producers and other 99's, which in my experience tend to be on the big side. But it's possible this was a somewhat odd bottle and/or you're a better taster.
by Joshua Kates
June 15th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12871

Re: Dominique Laurent

Based on this thread I grabbed a couple of ‘99 Laurent’s from benchmark. Last night I opened the ‘99 vosne champs perdrix. It’s tricky to try to pin a particular element in a wine to a particular winemaking technique, but I thought this showed like a 20-year old vosne that was overwhelmed by oak. N...
by Joshua Kates
June 14th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Solved:The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book
Replies: 15
Views: 2237

Re: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book

I'm sure Mark can chime in, but the book is very much about each burgundy vintage, red and white, going back to the 19th century. It gives detailed reports on weather, yields, outcomes, as well as notes on specific wines, usually those of the biggies like DRC, Rousseau, or Ponsot. But even so, it gi...
by Joshua Kates
June 14th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Solved:The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book
Replies: 15
Views: 2237

Re: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book

Though not a professional, thanks Mark for prompting them to do that. It was definitely an oversight to publish it without an index. At the same time, for those who are wondering, it is an attractive book that awards thumbing through to acquaint oneself with older vintages or brush up on more recent...
by Joshua Kates
June 14th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 49
Views: 3810

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Cool, Todd,
Please let us know how they drink.
I'm not buying (m) any futures, though I confess, I did pick up some of the Comtesse, so your remarks are welcome on that score as well, Martin, thanks!
by Joshua Kates
June 14th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 49
Views: 3810

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty and ready for business

Thanks, Martin,

I have a bunch, and have a drunk a bunch of the older ones. From your note, it sounds like this is in a different style (though not necessarily a "worse" style--don't want to sound like Alfert here). Is that correct, or am I not getting you?
by Joshua Kates
June 11th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12871

Re: Dominique Laurent

I guess I need to try one...? I was so turned off by 2006s, that I took them completely off of my radar. Kevin Shin has a different perspective. I own some 2006 Bonnes Mares and 2005 Chambolle-Musigny Derriere la Grange. Expectations were low when purchased and remain low. Oaky chewy dense Burgs ar...
by Joshua Kates
June 11th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

Yes, amazing, thanks!
by Joshua Kates
June 10th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1989

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Jud Reis wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 5:55 pm
RichardFlack wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 5:43 pm
M.Kaplan wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Assyrtiko from Santorini (Hatzidakis, Sigalas, Argyros, Gaia).
+1
Def this.
And with just a little age.
+2 - the best match with grilled octopus
+3 my first thought as well--Soave, preferably Pieropan also comes to mind.
by Joshua Kates
June 10th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12871

Re: Dominique Laurent

YLee wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 6:02 am
Hey guys & gals. If I want to get a feel for this Producers wines which 1 wine should I try off Benchmarkwines to see if I like or dislike?

Thank you.
I would go for the Bonnes Mares; I've had the '96, and my note on it was "outstanding."
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by Joshua Kates
June 9th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12871

Re: Dominique Laurent

Joshua Kates wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 2:07 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 1:26 pm
that is a Malconsorts pictured, not Amoureuses.
Whoops, of course, you are right, Alan,
Thanks!
Both La Tache adjacent; you can see that I don't drink these often enough :)
by Joshua Kates
June 9th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12871

Re: Dominique Laurent

Reviving this thread, as I opened the 1999 D. Laurent Vosne-Romanee Les Amoreuses Serie Rare last night. Extraordinary wine. Probably the best red burgundy I've had this year (and I've been fortunate to have some good ones at La Paulee and elsewhere). Youngish looking wine, no real bricking. Nose o...
by Joshua Kates
June 9th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12871

Re: Dominique Laurent

alan weinberg wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 1:26 pm
that is a Malconsorts pictured, not Amoureuses.
Whoops, of course, you are right, Alan,
Thanks!
by Joshua Kates
June 9th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12871

Re: Dominique Laurent

Reviving this thread, as I opened the 1999 D. Laurent Vosne-Romanee Aux Malconsorts Serie Rare last night. Extraordinary wine. Probably the best red burgundy I've had this year (and I've been fortunate to have some good ones at La Paulee and elsewhere). Youngish looking wine, no real bricking. Nose ...
by Joshua Kates
June 9th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo (Update)
Replies: 57
Views: 5194

Re: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone (update) and Barolo

Thanks Matt for the new posts; I assume Barolo is next? Please keep them coming, following with interest--and thanks also for your extensive response to my questions above. Joshua, I arrange all of the visits myself. Typically, I research target visits and compile a list, and then email my top targe...
by Joshua Kates
June 8th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 4033

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Eric's suggestion of 2000 CSJ Rousseau is great. Beautiful wine.1000-1600 ( cheaper availability in Europe ) To be fair, lots of good DRC Echezeaux and Grands Echezeaux available in a similar price range. Well, that's the problem with many of the responses, IMHO; the wines suggested cost nearly as ...
by Joshua Kates
June 8th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ruppert-Leroy, Heidseick, Marc Morey, PYCM, Mouton, Pommard, By Farr, Barret, Pialade, Rhys
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: TN: Ruppert-Leroy, Heidseick, Marc Morey, PYCM, Mouton, Pommard, By Farr, Barret, Pialade, Rhys

Really nice notes, fun to read--thanks for posting. It's great when these older bottles of Burgundy show so well. Never heard of the estate before and it seems like it has changed hands. Finally, surprised by your preference for the Rhys San Mateo, somehow think of it as a weaker sister--not surpris...
by Joshua Kates
June 7th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: FWG Lunch with Gaia Gaja
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: TN: FWG Lunch with Gaia Gaja

Great notes, Ken,

Sound like amazing wines; were they all supplied by you, except for the first?
Just an aside, and I'm sure she's a wonderful and lovely woman, but when I hear
Gaia Gaja, daughter of Angelo Gaja
I can help but think of Major Major Major Major.
by Joshua Kates
June 6th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2028

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

My Anthill's were from after '08, specifically most from '09-'12. As others have said, there is just so much of this wine one can buy and then it's enough, true of Rhys and Kutch, too, imho. I own the most Rhys and have kept all of it, unlike the other two, some of which I have traded or contributed...
by Joshua Kates
June 6th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 4033

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Suzanne - What was that Richebourg you gave me in Chicago? that was a magnum of 2000 Denis Mugneret Richebourg- he's not a player. adding the Mugneret Gibourg Ruchottes as a generally great bottle of burgundy Of course, you're right Suzanne, but I think Denis' Richebourgs are the real deal, though ...
by Joshua Kates
June 4th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berlin: Week of June 23rd
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Berlin: Week of June 23rd

Many thanks again, Mike!
by Joshua Kates
June 4th, 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berlin: Week of June 23rd
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Berlin: Week of June 23rd

Mike Stoneking wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 12:23 pm
Pm'd you the numbers for a friend that will be back there at weeks end. He lives there and is up for a dinner and can give you some suggestions on other things to do.
Thanks for this, Mike,

Very much, but neither a PM nor an email has come through to date. Perhaps, try again, please?
by Joshua Kates
June 2nd, 2019, 4:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo (Update)
Replies: 57
Views: 5194

Re: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo

Yes, Matt, Thanks for the write-up and the pics. I've had already Genot-Boulanger's that i've liked (and too bad about Droin, one of my favorites when sound). I rarely get a chance to drink top end Meo wines with age, so the ones I've had have tended to be a little on the simple side, if that's the ...
by Joshua Kates
May 31st, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decent Chardonnay reccos?
Replies: 38
Views: 2240

Re: Decent Chardonnay reccos?

Oregon: Walter Scott La Combe Vert, can be found <$30. Best single chard I've had at this price range.
by Joshua Kates
May 30th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A legit wine for Neal Mollen!
Replies: 13
Views: 1388

Re: A legit wine for Neal Mollen!

On the Monk front, as many of you may know, Monk's middle name was Sphere. While he was alive, you could look him up in the Manhattan phone book and find his number listed across from Monk, Theolonius S. (As if there were others.) We used to love checking it out as teenagers, when first discovering ...
by Joshua Kates
May 30th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berlin: Week of June 23rd
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Berlin: Week of June 23rd

I will be there, though more free M-W then thereafter. I thought I'd throw this out there in case any Berliners (residents, not donuts--shout out to JFK) or fellow WB'ers who happen to be in town (or nearby) wanted to meet up at a restaurant or elsewhere to pull some corks. Please post here if inter...
by Joshua Kates
May 29th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 37
Views: 3129

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

FWIW, to kalon does not mean "highest beauty," which would be more like ton kalliston; it's not a comparative, just means the beautiful or the noble.
by Joshua Kates
May 27th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie
Replies: 34
Views: 2184

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

No one bothered by the Latour pasteurization thing--or do they not still do it? I believe they only do it for reds. And they still do. There's a 1983 NY Times article, by Frank Piral, on this (and other Burgundy topics) from reactions to Anthony Hanson's recently released, at the time, book ''Burgu...
by Joshua Kates
May 23rd, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Berlin recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: Berlin recommendations?

Reopening this thread, as I am visiting for a week end of June. I will probably be a solo diner, so Ernst apparently won't work for me, though very intriguing otherwise. I have a reservation at Facil, as well as Horvath, which is near where I am staying in Kreuzberg. Other recs are welcome, especial...

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