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by Troy Stark
July 11th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 1739

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

this is a newb question, but what's the CT filter to find this? Best bet is to actually use a combination of filters. So, I first filter by color. Once you do that, over on the top-ish right of the screen above your results you'll see another drop down that says something like "Then by..." and you ...
by Troy Stark
July 9th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sippin' Tequila Recs
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Sippin' Tequila Recs

Also, check out the app tequila matchmaker. Amazing to see how many brands are created at the same distilleries. I think the only 2 tequila distilleries that are basically "Single Malt" (i.e. they only make one brand) are Siete Leguas and Patron. I think they both use a tahona, as well. Here's an ar...
by Troy Stark
July 9th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sippin' Tequila Recs
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Sippin' Tequila Recs

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Siete Leguas Anejo/Reposado
Don't forget the blanco, which is a huge over-performer and is just as sippable as the others.

Definitely our favorite Tequila.
by Troy Stark
July 9th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 1739

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Interesting exercise. Cellar tracker tells me; Red Bourgogne 8.1% Corton Grand Cru 6.5% Chassagne-Montrachet 5.7% Volnay 5.7% Nuits St. Georges 4.9% White Chablis 11.4% Chassagne-Montrachet 10.5% Saint-Aubin 7.3% Bourgogne Blanc 5.7% Meursault 3.3% By far our favorite appellation for both reds and w...
by Troy Stark
July 9th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 620
Views: 37194

Re: de Negoce offer

Uh...how so? I’ve never experienced or heard of Cameron overtly lying or committing consumer fraud, which is an everyday occurrence for Garagiste. Yikes, that's a bold statement. Not really. Not for those of us who have experienced it firsthand. Consumer fraud is a crime and a compensable tort. If ...
by Troy Stark
July 8th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 133
Views: 28064

Re: Wine Refrigerators

I think the bottle capacity of the WE fridge is WAY overstated. Check the interior and exterior dimensions, etc. I get about 12-13 cases into each of my Artevino IIIs (which I outfitted with extra racking that can be purchased from WE). The wines are a mix of Bdx, Burg, Champ and Magnum bottles. Mag...
by Troy Stark
July 7th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 13039

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Wondering the same. Clos Cibonne has 0.0 g/l of RS.
by Troy Stark
July 7th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 13039

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

It's pretty distinct from LdH in my opinion. Stylistic similarities, for sure, but the fruit profile is completely different, at least to me. That said, Clos Cibonne should be on your wine bucket list to try if you've never had it.
by Troy Stark
July 7th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 620
Views: 37194

Re: de Negoce offer

White Rock??? I think this guess is correct from earlier. The alcohol level and blend seems to tie out (except for the Cab Franc). Also they are the only one that fits the description that has Petit Verdot plantings I can find. The following is the Tech sheet for White Rock's 2016 Claret: 2016 CLAR...
by Troy Stark
July 7th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 620
Views: 37194

Re: de Negoce offer

Someone surely guessed N.17 correctly... but now the post has been deleted.... hmmm... It was me, but just not sure about how Cameron feels about "outing" his sources while the offer is still open. Simply don't want to offend since he participates here and seems like a nice guy. I'm sure he probabl...
by Troy Stark
July 6th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 47
Views: 3454

Re: first go with the new Grassls...

So which of the Grassl glass is best for all around use, the Liberte?
by Troy Stark
July 6th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2161

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

NickRut wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Was 18 good in champagne? As good as 08 or 12?
Abundant harvest of top quality fruit. Some may lack acidity.
by Troy Stark
July 6th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2161

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Hi, longtime reader, first time poster. My son was born in 2018 and so I am trying to put away a variety of wines from his birth year that he will be able to drink once he becomes an adult. So I was wondering if anyone had thoughts as to what regions would be best for 25+ year cellaring of the 2018...
by Troy Stark
July 6th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 47
Views: 3454

Re: first go with the new Grassls...

Been using Grassl almost exclusively for several months. The Mineralité and Liberté are working really well for me. The tasting glass is quite functional, and more likely going to be something I tote around. I've been wondering what the main difference is between the Tasting and the other glasses, ...
by Troy Stark
June 30th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NV vs Vintage Champagne
Replies: 14
Views: 925

Re: NV vs Vintage Champagne

I think you can find fantastic value in vintage Champagne, especially in good recent vintages (08, 12, 14, now 18). In the US, we even see good quality vintage stuff in the $40-50 USD range. Most of the members of the Special Club are safe bets and release vintage wines in the $50-100 USD price rang...
by Troy Stark
June 26th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373921

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

You can share the link in your email. It seems like it's from your account only because you are logged into it. It will work for anyone. I unsubscribed long ago and don't want to resub, but I can buy from links links if someone shares. :)
by Troy Stark
June 26th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373921

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Anyone have a link for the Cuvee Louis?
by Troy Stark
June 26th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"
Replies: 35
Views: 1611

Re: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"

But, in all seriousness, assuming that the person wants some good advice, what should I suggest? Two simple paths to "try it out" without making a big commitment (well, one of these is a bigger jump than the other, but still a temporary thing) where it is fairly easy to land the job; 1. Part time r...
by Troy Stark
June 23rd, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1294987

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

That seems unlikely as a matter of equity. But a contempt hearing and a fine would not be surprising if Koch gets involved. Contempt is a possibility. Another might be arguing there's been a breach of contract entitling the aggrieved party to damages. A third might be that the entire settlement agr...
by Troy Stark
June 17th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1129
Views: 52615

Re: It's critic bingo! ('19 Haut Brion threatens to "go atomic")

I agree that it's a little disingenuous to describe the finish of a wine in finite terms of time. Isn't it sufficient to say the finish is "short" or "clipped" or "sufficient" or "bitter" or "incredibly long and saturated"? Something a little less precise but containing the same mean? I don't know, ...
by Troy Stark
June 16th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 108
Views: 5385

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

MBerto wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 5:09 pm
As I person who does not really like most Oregon chards, I'd put Antica Terra chards in my top 5 domestic.
Matt. Buddy. You need to taste it side by side with some other domestic chards. It's hot and oaky.
by Troy Stark
June 16th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 108
Views: 5385

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Walter Scott
Littorai
Adelsheim (<--- serious step up in their Chard game the last few vintages)
by Troy Stark
June 16th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3296

Re: Best Brunellos

Jeff P wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 9:14 am
Valdicava, La Gerla, and Biondi-Santi are some of my favorites
Wow, those are all pretty divergent wines, but I guess that's one of the great things about Brunello!
by Troy Stark
June 16th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1129
Views: 52615

Re: It's critic bingo! ('19 Haut Brion threatens to "go atomic")

Marcus and Otto... May I ask you guys, how many barrel samples of young Bordeaux do you taste each year? I think I taste a fair amount every year and I can easily say, chocolate and cherry are quite common descriptors at this stage of the game. Especially with Merlot in the blend. Those characteris...
by Troy Stark
June 16th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Little Help Willamette Pinot?!?!
Replies: 23
Views: 1114

Re: A Little Help Willamette Pinot?!?!

robb.bliven wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 8:15 am
Long time lurker... First time poster.

Vinopolis has added quite a few 2011 WV Pinots as of late, including a 2011 Cameron Abbey Ridge.
Welcome!
by Troy Stark
June 15th, 2020, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2052

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Howard Cooper wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 4:02 pm
I would rather live where I live and visit wine regions. Does anyone remember travel and vacations?
Que trombone slide...
by Troy Stark
June 15th, 2020, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2052

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Matthew King wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 1:24 pm
San Sebastián area ... the food, the surf, the lifestyle
This. Really anywhere on the northern coast of Spain.
by Troy Stark
June 14th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 13039

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Great prices on the cellar offer last night. Anyone get confirmations yet? Agreed. Reminded me of the old days of Envoyer. Yes, it does. Even still with Envoyer, I get email responses to my follow up stating "We are waiting on confirm from our supplier before we start invoicing". I think Scott is a...
by Troy Stark
June 13th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 13039

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Great prices on the cellar offer last night. Anyone get confirmations yet?
by Troy Stark
June 10th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 13039

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Blake, that was a cool post. He offered Margaine today. That was cool to see, as I enjoyed meeting Mathilde through our Zoom and now understand her wines better. I couldn't take everything but I did bite on the bottlings I though I would like. Me too. It's as if he's tracking our Zoom sessions. Act...
by Troy Stark
June 8th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11133

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

Right, that goes without saying
by Troy Stark
June 8th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11133

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

I was going to ask whether people with DRC allocations ever share them, but then realized that was a really, really dumb question.
by Troy Stark
June 8th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14452

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!

When we were at Berns back in February, all Alfert was talking about was how amazing napa was and that he wanted to order the 1L of 2017 Caymus You come to my city and I don't even get a happy hour invitation? [wink.gif] If you knew Fu was having us beer-bong the Caymus in between DRC rounds, would...
by Troy Stark
June 8th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14452

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!

Alfert ended up picking something that will bring him endless ribbing! [wow.gif] Apparently that trip to Napa was more impactful than we thought!?! When we were at Berns back in February, all Alfert was talking about was how amazing napa was and that he wanted to order the 1L of 2017 Caymus You com...
by Troy Stark
June 7th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 620
Views: 37194

Re: de Negoce offer

So, there's an atlas peak cab coming up for offer 21.

Anyone had carmel valley pinot? It's the only red wine registered so far at 14% or less. I thought carmel valley was hot and better suited for cab/merlot?
by Troy Stark
June 6th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1970
Views: 251177

Re: Official Costco Thread

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 11:16 am
J Cangiano wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 10:25 am
Anyone in south Florida ever find any good deals?
Pricing is not the issue as much as the lack of quality/selection. Decent deals on what they have. Just wish some of the wines people post about here made it to our market.
Group consensus is that Costco's SE regional wine buyer is terrible.
by Troy Stark
June 6th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 620
Views: 37194

Re: de Negoce offer

Maybe different AVAs? We have been holding out for something higher elevation.
by Troy Stark
June 5th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14452

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - Check first post for live draw information - (DONATION CAP $60,000 REACHED!!)

Do we have to be present to win? 8 PM PST is a little late for us east coasters with small children! :D

Who am I kidding? I never win anything.
by Troy Stark
June 4th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 620
Views: 37194

Re: de Negoce offer

I'm going to hedge my bet with two guesses: Luna Vineyards Winemaker’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 Brewer-Clifton 2017 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) Well done. Has to be Luna. Exact same barrels, price, and alcohol. That's what we concluded as well. Super curious about the Mt. Veeder Cab offer. We reall...
by Troy Stark
June 3rd, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 506892

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I think we pretty confidently figured out who the PN was from and weren't interested. I thought all the Cabs were over 15%, or at least close to it, and had gobs of new oak listed in the tech details. No thanks. :D
by Troy Stark
June 3rd, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 506892

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Until I see an offer from de Negoce under 15% ABV, we'll be passing on those wines. [bleh.gif]
by Troy Stark
June 3rd, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Sub-$100 White Burg
Replies: 72
Views: 4426

Re: Best Sub-$100 White Burg

Agreed. We love Lorenzon's wines. They're fantastic (no qualifications here).
by Troy Stark
June 1st, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 331
Views: 15838

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Any opinions on Chateau de Chaintres or Chateau du Petite Thouars?
by Troy Stark
May 23rd, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 133
Views: 28064

Re: Wine Refrigerators

I poured 1 cup of water in our artevino IIIs when we bought them and the humidity has never gone below 50%. [shrug.gif]
by Troy Stark
May 20th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1970
Views: 251177

Re: Official Costco Thread

Has anyone tried the 2019 Kirkland Cotes de Provence Rose?
by Troy Stark
May 19th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 422
Views: 26863

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Thanks for your response, Troy. [cheers.gif] For posterity's sake: Ultimately, my 9.25lb 4 rib roast took about 3.5 hrs at 250F to hit 110 - 115F, at which time I reverse seared it. Solid medium at the ends, medium-rare in the middle portion. And I did your butter trick --- did a compound butter wi...
by Troy Stark
May 18th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 331
Views: 15838

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Wondering the same, Brian.

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