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by Alan Rath
November 28th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Condrieu (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Condrieu)
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: TN: 2010 Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Condrieu (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Condrieu)

Thanks for the note! I’ve only had this one young but agree that it is a super example of the appellation. Regarding the part bolded/the quality in question Vernay’s top bottling must be mentioned - probably the finest wine in the appellation and with a price tag reflecting that. While I agree Vern...
by Alan Rath
November 27th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Condrieu (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Condrieu)
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: TN: 2010 Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Condrieu (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Condrieu)

Well, this is the only Gangloff wine I like, and at it’s price something I very rarely buy or drink. I find his reds far too oaky for my tastes. I’m sure he’s a nice guy, have not met him, but he’d probably throw me out of his cellar for complaining about new oak lol.
by Alan Rath
November 27th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Condrieu (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Condrieu)
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: TN: 2010 Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Condrieu (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Condrieu)

... There may be some residual sugar here, but the minerality, savory, and acidity more than covers it. I don’t know of another example like this , perhaps some of Andre Perret’s top Condrieu. ... Thanks for the note. I wasn't sure what you meant by the bolded part. Ha, I thought that would be the ...
by Alan Rath
November 27th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Condrieu (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Condrieu)
Replies: 9
Views: 277

TN: 2010 Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Condrieu (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Condrieu)

2010 Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Condrieu - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Condrieu (11/26/2020) Last of my stash of this wine, which has been reserved for Thanksgiving dinners over the years. The richness and depth is a perfect match for a rich, hearty turkey day dinner. This shows a bit of color, b...
by Alan Rath
November 27th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 155
Views: 4924

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (11/26/2020) Color is slightly dirty garnet, not really sure if this how it’s always been or there has been some change since release. Quite a nice nose, lovely earthy, spice and stem notes; this is bright, hig...
by Alan Rath
November 26th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving
Replies: 40
Views: 1027

Re: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving

Just two of us this year, facetiming with kids. Did all the normal stuff, though a little less, and broke it up by making gravy on Tuesday, sweet potatoes on Wednesday, leaving turkey breast and mashed potatoes today, plus some misc. Plenty of leftovers, plus a couple of turkey thigh/leg quarters in...
by Alan Rath
November 26th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Skyline Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: TN: 2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Skyline Vineyard

Couple of times I’ve had this recently, it indeed showed magnificently. 2008 was a superb year for Rhys.
by Alan Rath
November 25th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14906
Views: 744674

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I’m filling out the wine cellar and have been going a little nuts the last couple weeks... some highlights that were either just received of pending delivery 2006 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Murgers x3 I had this recently, it was very nice. Can drink now, but I think will im...
by Alan Rath
November 21st, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doh! Ever do this before?
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Re: Doh! Ever do this before?

Rauno E (NZ) wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 4:46 pm
Hudelot Malconsorts instead of Vosne village :)! This reminds me I need to have an ‘04 Beaucastel soon. Really liked the elegance cf surrounding vintages when I tried it very young.
The started bottling only in magnum, just so this wouldn't happen ;)
by Alan Rath
November 21st, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3571

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 10:36 am
I need to constantly remind myself to backfill on these kinds of vintages. I’ve recently been acquiring some really nice 2004 vintage wines, any 2001s in particular that caught your fancy?
2001 Cos is excellent
by Alan Rath
November 21st, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3571

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Happy birthday! Where was the Rougeard?!
by Alan Rath
November 17th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Ed Scherrer
Replies: 7
Views: 1438

Re: RIP Ed Scherrer

Sorry to read this, condolences to Fred and family. It was always a pleasure and a treat to have wine poured by Ed at an open house. He was an authentic old school connection to Sonoma county of days gone by.
by Alan Rath
November 14th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Skyline Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Skyline Vineyard

Nice to read. I haven’t touched any of my 11s, sounds like a good decision.
by Alan Rath
November 12th, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 1974

Re: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!

Robert, I’m with you. I’ve had some preps that were impressive, notably braised short ribs, but on the steak front I much prefer a good prime. Frankly, give me a Flannery hanger and I’m in my happy steak place.
by Alan Rath
November 11th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: TN: 2018 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas

Not only is it at elevation, it’s one of the highest vineyards outside of the Sierra foothills. Rhys and Ridge Monte Bello are at elevation, but Halcon is even higher, I believe.
by Alan Rath
November 11th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What flaw was I tasting?
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: What flaw was I tasting?

Nah, he’s dis’d gamay before, it didn’t seem playful to me. Given that just last week I drank a gamay that was at least as good as many 1er cru Burgs, and I drink and enjoy a lot of “daily” gamay on a regular basis, I find the comment just silly, and unproductive.
by Alan Rath
November 11th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What flaw was I tasting?
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: What flaw was I tasting?

A. So wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 12:11 pm
The flaw is gamay
What a useless comment.
by Alan Rath
November 11th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What flaw was I tasting?
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: What flaw was I tasting?

Haven't had the 16, but here's a note I wrote on the 14 a year ago: 2014 Damien Coquelet Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Chiroubles (11/14/2019) A distinct green-like note on the nose, is it carbonic? brett? not entirely sure; palate is darker gamay fruit, some sweeter ras...
by Alan Rath
November 10th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-Searcher Alerts Falsely Triggering
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Wine-Searcher Alerts Falsely Triggering

Has anyone else had dozens of wine-searched alerts trigger last night on bottles that were available internationally, but not in the country specified (US)? Seems like something went wrong on their side, this will be a lot of work to rectify... [scratch.gif] One. If you had dozens, you’re buying to...
by Alan Rath
November 8th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 Comte Lafon Volnay 1er Cru ‘Santenots de Milieu’
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: 1993 Comte Lafon Volnay 1er Cru ‘Santenots de Milieu’

This wine has a history of having a lot of stuffing and body, as well as intensity and density. Not really surprising that 93 is holding up quite well. I remember a 98 a few years ago that was pretty darn youthful.
by Alan Rath
November 7th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

Thank your for this, nice to know where this is now. Makes me want to pop one!
by Alan Rath
November 7th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux

Damn boys. I knew they tasted premoxed. I just couldn't believe 3 bottles from 2016... I'm going to take the whole case back to my local guy. Matrot has been the premox poster child for years. 2005 Meursault Perrieres was brilliant and so delicious on release. A year or two later, it was gone, toas...
by Alan Rath
November 5th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: TN: 2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

lol, yeah I’m no longer a buyer either, I think I paid $40 for this back when it came out. But even at $100, it’s comparable to a decent 1er Burg, if you like the style - which not everyone will.
by Alan Rath
November 5th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: TN: 2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Thanks for the note. I have 6 bottles of this wine resting in my cellar waiting their turn. It might be time to check in on one soon. With 6, i wouldn’t hesitate to open one and see what you think. It’s drinking pretty damn well now, if still on the youthful side. And if you decide its not exactly ...
by Alan Rath
November 4th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 16
Views: 674

TN: 2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon (11/4/2020) Dark ruby in color, wonderful melange nose of savory dark crushed fruit, dried herbs, creosote; this is a wow wine, for its intense dark gamay fruit, savory complexity, excellent acidity in perfect balance, some...
by Alan Rath
November 3rd, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Geriatric Cellar Planning
Replies: 70
Views: 3758

Re: Geriatric Cellar Planning

Rather than start a new thread, maybe this is a good place to ask — for those forced to seriously think about what they buy today — what would you tell your 40 or 50 year old self about your wine buying? Buy more and better burgundy. Buy less middle tier wine, instead focus on whatever your best is...
by Alan Rath
November 2nd, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10884

Re: Wine for election night?

Bourbon most likely. Hoping we actually have some idea on the results tomorrow. A landslide either way would be helpful to avoid drama. A landslide in one particular direction would mean nothing but drama for years That’s an adventurous take. I would think a landslide makes an important statement, ...
by Alan Rath
November 2nd, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10884

Re: Wine for election night?

Thinking an irrational wine for irrational times: Foillard Morgon Cuvee Pi
by Alan Rath
October 30th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: TN: 2017 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune

Bought a few on Sean’s note (plus having liked it in other vintages). Very pleasant and enjoyable, no blockbuster of course, but worth it’s price. I sense a little more rocky minerality than Sean described, this will be perfect with Friday night pizza. Another in this price range is Arlaud’s Roncevi...
by Alan Rath
October 25th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées
Replies: 16
Views: 714

Re: TN: 2010 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées

Tomás Costa wrote:
October 25th, 2020, 3:51 pm
He ignores his dear old mother's wishes, goes to jail for dereliction of duty and ultimately kills Carmen out of jealousy, ruining his life..
This should really be in a “spoiler alert”
by Alan Rath
October 23rd, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Weingut Hirsch Riesling Zöbinger Heiligenstein
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: TN: 2017 Weingut Hirsch Riesling Zöbinger Heiligenstein

Will you folks please stop talking ;)
by Alan Rath
October 21st, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Fall offer
Replies: 33
Views: 3323

Re: Rhys Fall offer

KenL. wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 11:40 am
Just placed a small order.
2x Alpine PN
1x Horseshoe Syrah
1x Bearwallow PN
Some good choices!
by Alan Rath
October 17th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Peay Vineyards "La Bruma" Syrah
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: TN: 2004 Peay Vineyards "La Bruma" Syrah

I have 4 notes in CT on this wine, the last one in 2017: Dark garnet color, showing little signs of age; meaty, volcanic crushed fruit nose, then good, medium intense dark fruit, crushed rocks, a hint of sweetness from the warmer vintage, nicely balancing acidity, and some fine but noticeable tannin...
by Alan Rath
October 17th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Peay Vineyards "La Bruma" Syrah
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: TN: 2004 Peay Vineyards "La Bruma" Syrah

I’ve always said the Syrah is one of their best wines. I originally had a case each of the two 2004 syrahs, they were so electric and incredible when young, it was hard not to drink them. Recently drank one, and just smiled in happiness that i still have a few left.
by Alan Rath
October 16th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale
Replies: 22
Views: 1475

Re: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale

Yes the weight is a problem, especially when full. But I would not dream of braising in anything else. I used a couple of different sized LC for years, until more recently switching to All Clad, and lately even lighter anodized aluminum. I haven’t found an ounce of difference in how they cook, and ...
by Alan Rath
October 16th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 606
Views: 39531

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Had the “regular” burger blend last week, outstanding.

Hangers this week. There really isn’t a better steak, forget the price.
by Alan Rath
October 16th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: cooked with no signs of seepage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1111

Re: cooked with no signs of seepage?

I believe that, but then that’s well beyond what I would say is safe against damage. You’re lucky you weren’t charged with reckless endangerment.
by Alan Rath
October 16th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: cooked with no signs of seepage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1111

Re: Well....

The wine experts tell us the wine can be cooked but no evidence of seepage/compromise to the cork. And that the evidence of a wine being cooked does not show up until yrs later. So you can't tell by trying a btl upon arrival. I'm not a wine expert but most wine experts don't have a clue as to what ...
by Alan Rath
October 15th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 171
Views: 12759

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

David Kubiak wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Given the number of billionaires in the world I have sometimes wondered how there is anything left for the average multi-millionaire.
That cracked me up [cheers.gif]
by Alan Rath
October 14th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 82
Views: 3852

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

People who buy wine at TJs need to write an open letter of apology, and take a month hiatus from the board neener
by Alan Rath
October 11th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 5006

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Sean S y d n e y wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Drouhin Chorey-lès-Beaune
I bought some on your rec. Don’t let me down ;)
No pressure! [wow.gif]
Lol, I’ve bought the wine numerous times before, your glowing note just spurred me to find some this year. Another I always like is Drouhin’s Cote de Nuits Villages.
by Alan Rath
October 10th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 5006

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Drouhin Chorey-lès-Beaune
I bought some on your rec. Don’t let me down ;)
by Alan Rath
October 8th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 349
Views: 32295

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Can smoke-tainted grapes be used in a distilled spirit - like brandy? I read an article asserting so. However, the growers could never reclaim costs of farming in fine wine regions (presumably), and demand for grapes used in spirits surely wouldn't cover the volume of affected produce...? Where's o...
by Alan Rath
October 6th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Aeris Wines Carricante Bianco Centennial Mountain
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: TN: 2017 Aeris Wines Carricante Bianco Centennial Mountain

The head scratcher for me is the assertion that Carricante ages. I'm not sure I see where it goes that would be better than where it starts out. I am keeping a few bottles of the Etna Bianco aside to see what happens, but I have been liking it on the young side. I liked both of the Centennial Mount...
by Alan Rath
October 4th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60666

Re: #GlassFire

The reason phos chek is bad for fish is the nitrogen feeds the algae blooms and reduces oxygen, bad things if you're a fish. Some of the main components of Phos-Chek retardants include ammonium polyphosphate, diammonium phosphate, diammonium sulfate, monoammonium phosphate, attapulgus clay, guar gu...
by Alan Rath
October 3rd, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60666

Re: #GlassFire

I thought they lifted the Red Flag Warning. It’s 102° out here and a steady wind blowing. Trees are dropping leaves like raindrops and the Wife is going into stress mode again. Will this fu¢king stop already? See rain in the forecast for next Saturday. Fingers heavily crossed. Overnight, buddy. It’...
by Alan Rath
October 3rd, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN'S: A Thursday Night Whose Wines Did Not Suck: 10 CFE & 13 Clape
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: TN'S: A Thursday Night Whose Wines Did Not Suck: 10 CFE & 13 Clape

Two great wines, good to read such nice notes on them.
by Alan Rath
September 29th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60666

Re: #GlassFire

Cris Whetstone wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Chris Atkins wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Meteorologists and the media need to stop announcing Red Flag warnings!
Why shouldn't people be informed of important information that might effect their well being?
Arsonists
by Alan Rath
September 29th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60666

Re: #GlassFire

The video of spring mountain is so sad to see.
by Alan Rath
September 29th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sémillon the Southern Hemisphere's Greatest White Grape?
Replies: 29
Views: 1238

Re: Is Sémillon the Southern Hemisphere's Greatest White Grape?

Had this one courtesy of a kind Aussie gentleman who carried it up to SF for a dinner. Remarkable and delicious wine.

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