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by Dav1d S@wyer
October 24th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riservas - GOAT
Replies: 19
Views: 2038

Re: 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riservas - GOAT

Alexander Smith wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 4:36 am
Anyone wish to share the scores? Thanks!
Mostly 98s and 97s across the board.
by Dav1d S@wyer
October 24th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: TN: 2016 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Sounds great. I tasted through the 15s last year and was shocked at the strong oaky dill aromas across the lineup that really ruined the wines for me. I basically wrote off Paulo Scavino as a result. That being said, I've seen some great notes like yours and they make we wonder if something was off ...
by Dav1d S@wyer
October 21st, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero
Replies: 36
Views: 2071

Re: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero

Thanks for the note. I have three of these coming as well. On the topic of the various familial relationships in Barolo, my 2016 Piedmont buying frenzy led me to order Kerin O'Keefe's great book Barolo and Barbaresco - The King and Queen of Italian Wine . There's so much history about the various fa...
by Dav1d S@wyer
October 10th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4550

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso
Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
Lopez de Heredia (all)
Walter Scott Chardonnays (all of them)
Goodfellow SVD Chards and Pinots
Produttori del Barbaresco
Ciacci Piccolomini Rosso di Montalcino
Wilde Farm Wines (at Berserker Day pricing!)
by Dav1d S@wyer
October 4th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?
Replies: 144
Views: 6576

Re: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?

ybarselah wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 2:01 pm
mid tier california or bordeaux? sure

burgundy, piedmont, n rhone? nope
This.
by Dav1d S@wyer
September 30th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 195
Views: 10760

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

by Dav1d S@wyer
September 23rd, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: LdH Viña Gravonia 2011-1993 vertical
Replies: 13
Views: 690

Re: TN: LdH Viña Gravonia 2011-1993 vertical

Wow. Great notes. I was considering opening an '07 Gravonia here soon but it sounds like there's no rush.
by Dav1d S@wyer
September 10th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vajra Riesling Petracine Langhe '18...(short/boring)
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: TN: Vajra Riesling Petracine Langhe '18...(short/boring)

Langhe Riesling for $35? No thanks. Try it before you dismiss it. It's outstanding. And I say that as a German trocken lover. Maybe for $20. I'll second John here. It's well worth it. My wife and I tasted it at Vajra one afternoon a few years ago and ordered another bottle of it at Osteria Veglio t...
by Dav1d S@wyer
August 16th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the world’s highest altitude vineyard and where is it found?
Replies: 17
Views: 1327

Re: What is the world’s highest altitude vineyard and where is it found?

Interesting thread. I recently tasted a Texas sparkling rose that was 100% Pinot Noir from a vineyard at ~3400ft in the High Plains AVA on the Llano Estacado in West Texas. Surprisingly decent.
by Dav1d S@wyer
August 16th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two "Good Fellows" on a rainy Sunday afternoon
Replies: 7
Views: 560

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

And a tip of the proverbial cap to our local Oregon expert, Monsieur Trimpi, for originally turning me on to Marcus' wines. To be honest, given how well both of these are drinking today, I'm not sure I could pick a favorite, but I am glad to have more of each! 2013 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardon...
by Dav1d S@wyer
August 6th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M
Replies: 12
Views: 709

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

2016 Bertheau Chambolle Musigny -- this represents the new normal of $79 Village Burgundies, so I really didn't want to like it. I don't want to live in a world where I'm chasing $79 village Burgundy. I bought one bottle out of curiosity and was primed to find faults. Unfortunately I loved it. The ...
by Dav1d S@wyer
August 2nd, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN- First Drive (photo added)
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: GLASVIN- First Drive (photo added)

Thanks for the review, Jim. I've been intrigued by these so this is very helpful.
by Dav1d S@wyer
August 1st, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Frappato recs other than Occhipinti and COS?
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Frappato recs other than Occhipinti and COS?

I absolutely love ethereal, red fruited wines and enjoy Occhipinti's Frappato. It's made me want to explore the grape much more and I know COS makes a great one as well. What other producers aside from Occhipinti and COS would you recommend? I had the '16 Planeta last night and it was pretty decent....
by Dav1d S@wyer
August 1st, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 23715

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Has anyone tried the 2016 F. Rinaldi Brunate to compare to the 2013 F. Rinaldi Brunate? I think some 2016 Barolo arrivals have been delayed probably due to COVID impact. For example the Vajra 2016 single vineyard wines - have been wanting to try them again, but have not seen them arrive physically ...
by Dav1d S@wyer
August 1st, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: www.wine.com worth $1bln?
Replies: 22
Views: 1904

Re: www.wine.com worth $1bln?

Arv R wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 7:42 am

VC firms might value that higher since its 'subscription' sticky revenue rather than transactional revenue.
This is the only way they could likely justify such a valuation based on my basic knowledge of wine retail/online margins. Much higher multiples for MRR.
by Dav1d S@wyer
July 26th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: May 2019 visit to Vajra
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: TN: May 2019 visit to Vajra

They are such great people. We tasted with Isidoro on our visit and it was so memorable.
by Dav1d S@wyer
July 13th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who manufactures Wine Enthusiast wine coolers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

Re: Who manufactures Wine Enthusiast wine coolers?

FWIW I bought the 300-bottle one at Costco a few years ago and have had a good experience. It won't hold anywhere near 300 bottles if you collect mostly Pinot Noir like I do though.
by Dav1d S@wyer
July 13th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 56
Views: 5841

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

There have been several of these. Vinopolis had one a few weeks ago as well. It's a combination of a relatively abundant harvest coupled with restaurants being unable to take most or any of their usual allocations.
by Dav1d S@wyer
July 11th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Steak pairing: '10 LRA Vina Ardanza or '16 Produtorri Del Barberesco
Replies: 13
Views: 1073

Re: Steak pairing: '10 LRA Vina Ardanza or '16 Produtorri Del Barberesco

Had the LRA about six months ago and the Produttori this week. Definitely go with the LRA.
by Dav1d S@wyer
July 3rd, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 36
Views: 2785

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

Anyone have any additional intel on this? Tasting notes? None on CT. Just saw a Wally's email hit, available in Aug at $185. If I can continue to backfill the 2008 for cheaper, not sure why I would dabble in the 2010 if the $185 is consistent across retailers. Received the HDH offer and had the exa...
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 30th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja

Great note as always, Blake. If you've had the '05, how would you compare the two? David, I've had 04`, 05` and now the 06` and this is the winner and all were really good. More complexity and layered depth of goodies here. Thanks. I have several '05s but have only bought '06 Tondonia thus far. I'l...
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 30th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja

Great note as always, Blake. If you've had the '05, how would you compare the two?
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 29th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom tasting for 9. VCC 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Re: Zoom tasting for 9. VCC 2014

I had a bottle of this a few weeks ago with board members Tom Gutting and Ryan C (thanks again for the bday gift, Ryan!) and echo your comments. It's a fantastic, powerful yet elegant wine. I would love to try it again in 10-15 years. So much potential. We had it in a line up with several top '85s -...
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 28th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Cuvée J (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Re: TN: 1999 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Cuvée J (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Thanks for the note Todd. If you ever make to the Willamette Valley I suggest a stop at Evesham Wood. The tasting room is very nice and staffed by Chris Lindemann. He is a real pro and very knowledgeable. It is always a must stop for us when we are in Salem. The wines are excellent and they have co...
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 27th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How was 62 for DRC?
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: How was 62 for DRC?

Probably the wine of my life. It was profound and so exotic.
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by Dav1d S@wyer
June 26th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s happening at Chateau Climens?
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Re: What’s happening at Chateau Climens?

Vince T wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 6:10 pm
The last vintage available of Climens is 2016, and it’s a great one - candidate for WOTY for me so far.

Anyone have any news on them?
Thanks, Vince. WOTY generally or just for Sauternes? I love Sauternes but only bought reds in '16 because everyone said the vintage was just OK in Sauternes.
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 26th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

I was blown away by this as well. Can't wait to try the top Sangio-based '16s in a few years. I've loaded up on Le Pergole Torte but this was a nice reminder to get some Cepparello too. Thanks.
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 24th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Candid Cameron...
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: TN: Candid Cameron...

Great to see a note on a Cameron Dundee with some age on it. Had the '15 a few weeks ago and it was drinking really well. This is such a ridiculous value every year.
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 17th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20451

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

This thread is unfortunate and I hope it gets cleaned up a lot since it apparently won't be moved. As a day one member of Wine Berserkers who worked in (and lived and breathed) national politics for many years, I don't think I've ever posted about my political beliefs here in over 10 years. I believ...
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 15th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3974

Re: Best Brunellos

Agree on Riservas. Except older Biondi-Santi and Ciacci Picolomini ( a favorite of mine not mentioned above). (Perhaps newer Biondi-Santi, haven’t had any) +1 on piccolomini. especially the normale, but there are times when the Pianrosso is pretty excellent. +2 on Piccolomini. Had the '15 Pianrosso...
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 9th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Fir Crest
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: TN: 2015 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Fir Crest

This wine was so good on release as well. I have one left and it's been hard not to drink it. Marcus can chime in but I think I recall him telling me in his tasting room at one point that of his SVDs, Fir Crest was his most approachable when young.
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 9th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Stores in Asheville
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Wine Stores in Asheville

I don't recall the name but there's one on the main strip in Asheville that had some decent stuff.
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 4th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2013 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino

Thanks, Tim. Consistent with my note from almost exactly one year ago.
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 3rd, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bad luck streak in dancing school or what happens when your wine cellar is over capacity
Replies: 21
Views: 1430

Re: Bad luck streak in dancing school or what happens when your wine cellar is over capacity

I did the same thing recently and it cost me a Patricia Green SVD PN and a Walter Scott Sequitur PN (and a rug). Painful!
by Dav1d S@wyer
June 3rd, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château Rieussec (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: TN: 2001 Château Rieussec (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)

Thanks, David. I almost popped one of my 375s this weekend but refrained. Might need to open it soon now. Sounds like they're in a great place.
by Dav1d S@wyer
May 22nd, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 60
Views: 4199

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

I think the MRR structure makes perfect sense for a winery to adopt in this environment. The amount of people who already buy 2+ cases of WS a year has to be a decent number, and it smooths out the annual financial hit for these consumers while providing the winery more revenue predictability. That'...
by Dav1d S@wyer
May 21st, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event - Walter Scott Wines with Erica and Ken - Saturday May 30th, 5pm PT/8pm ET
Replies: 53
Views: 2976

Re: Zoom Event - Walter Scott Wines with Erica and Ken - Saturday May 30th, 5pm PT/8pm ET

Thanks, Charlie. Happens to be my 35th and, at least in this environment, I can't think of a better way to spend it!
by Dav1d S@wyer
May 21st, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 60
Views: 4199

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

I'm planning on it. Since I live in Houston, I emailed Erica about the monthly shipping. She said they were adding a quarterly shipping option and meant to include it in the original announcement. Quarterly shipments in warmer months will also be temp controlled.
by Dav1d S@wyer
May 21st, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Noir vine genetics in Burgundy: some photos
Replies: 34
Views: 1951

Re: Pinot Noir vine genetics in Burgundy: some photos

Would love to see Jim Anderson's thoughts on this topic.
by Dav1d S@wyer
May 17th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 4422

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

Great post. I’ll never forget walking up to Montrachet for the first time and being shocked to see the very different farming practices seemingly every row or two.
by Dav1d S@wyer
May 14th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Domaine Nicolas Jay Pinot Noir
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: 2015 Domaine Nicolas Jay Pinot Noir

I think they're pricey for what they are but you're paying for the Meo-Camuzet connection. I'm actually surprised more people don't take advantage of their wine club where you can get allocations of Meo's Burgundy 1ers and GCs as well - https://www.nicolas-jay.com/Wine-Club
by Dav1d S@wyer
May 14th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Keenan CS - Best QPR ever
Replies: 12
Views: 613

Re: 2002 Keenan CS - Best QPR ever

Great note. These are always excellent QPRs. My Costco keeps several different Keenan wines in stock on a regular basis at great prices.
by Dav1d S@wyer
May 13th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 8106

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

Has anyone tasted any of the 2016 Paolo Scavino crus? No AG reviews. I have no experience with this producer but people have said good things and I'm always interested in trying new Monvigliero, Cannubi, Ravera at these price points. Haven't had the '16s but attended a horizontal of the '15s last y...
by Dav1d S@wyer
May 8th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Cantemerle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: TN: 2016 Château Cantemerle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Thanks for the note on this youngster. Haven't tasted it since the UGC EP tasting. Popped an '83 last night and it was great. Some fruit and tannin still present surprisingly. I would probably have enjoyed it more five years ago with a little more fruit personally. I'm thinking I'll start drinking m...
by Dav1d S@wyer
May 6th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some bargain Burgundy
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: TN: Some bargain Burgundy

In these times of quarantine, you may want to have a look at William Kelley's instagram account if you are looking for "good Burgundy bargains". He has been posting quite some interesting video's on regions and producers in more modest Burgundy regions (Santenay, Mercurey, Rully). IMHO, it's worth ...
by Dav1d S@wyer
May 1st, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: TN: 2015 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard

PSA: 2018 Cameron Dundee Pinot Noir is out. Get it fast before its gone. There is a smaller quantity this year than other recent vintages so its going to sell out even faster than Normal. Some of the usual suspects don't have it yet but at least one of them released it yesterday. Sean Sshhhhhhh Bes...
by Dav1d S@wyer
May 1st, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: TN: 2015 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard

Just had the '15 Whistling Ridge PN a few weeks ago and it was also singing. Great fruit but certainly not a fruit bomb. Impeccable balance and acid-driven structure which I think Marcus always delivers.
by Dav1d S@wyer
April 28th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A couple of OR Pinots from the Cellar
Replies: 28
Views: 1447

Re: A couple of OR Pinots from the Cellar

Thanks for the BP note. The more I drink them, the more I realize they need a lot more time to show their best than some other WV producers. I've got one '12 Estate left and don't plan to open it for another 8-10 years, even if just for the experiment.
by Dav1d S@wyer
April 25th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: TN: 2001 Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes

Great note. Thanks.

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