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by Kirk.Grant
February 22nd, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus
Replies: 73
Views: 7186

Re: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus

Here's the thing...most of us know that's a major hike up in pricing from the last few vintages. If the wines sit long enough, the price will come down.
by Kirk.Grant
February 21st, 2021, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Demi-Sec Champagne?
Replies: 19
Views: 870

Re: Demi-Sec Champagne?

Thanks for the range of recs, including the surprise mention of the Mumm Napa Cuvee M at < $20. For those who like the "style", when would you serve a demi-sec Champagne ? Jim, I really enjoyed the 2008 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Extra Brut and we drank most of our bottles with sushi, lob...
by Kirk.Grant
February 20th, 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Germany Vintage
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Re: 2019 Germany Vintage

Most of these wines were actually bought in 2020. There were some lucky finds, but it's a good year to buy deep in Germany.


Weingut Keller
Wittmann
Kühling-Gillot
Joh. Jos. Prüm
Stein
Weingut Seehof
Andreas Laible
Dönnhoff
Fritz Ekkehard Huff
Müller-Ruprecht
by Kirk.Grant
February 19th, 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

We picked up a bottle of this on our honeymoon in Quebec City...Looking forward to checking in on this on our 20th anniversary in 2039.
by Kirk.Grant
February 16th, 2021, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand why some wine tastes off to me
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: Help me understand why some wine tastes off to me

I would agree, there is a residue that is frequently left by machine washing glasses. I notice it, because you can actually feel as you buff away some of the residue. It's important to remember that glass is not smooth under the microscopic lens. Running the dishwasher a second time with nothing in ...
by Kirk.Grant
February 14th, 2021, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The lighter side of red Burgundy (Producer styles?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1802

Re: The lighter side of red Burgundy (Producer styles?)

Newbie question: who are some of the red Burgundy producers generally make a 'lighter' style of wine? Mugnier's Clos de la Marechale (haven't had any other JF-M) and Chandon de Briaille's 1er Savignys (and even their Marechaudes) are my reference for what I'm talking about: less oak, lighter bodied...
by Kirk.Grant
February 13th, 2021, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant

The only vintage I've had exceptional experiences with has been the 2005. All from the same case, and from the same retailer (Crush Wine Co. NY).
by Kirk.Grant
February 11th, 2021, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3642

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

Thrown in the towel: Bartolo Mascarello (5 yrs - 2015 last vintage) Keller GG's (10 yrs - 2017 last vintage) Antinori (12 yrs - 2016 last vintage) Sine Qua Non (4 years - 2016 last vintage) About to throw in the towel: Elio Grasso (8 years - 2016 may be my last vintage) G. Mascarello (5 or 8 years ...
by Kirk.Grant
February 10th, 2021, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: PGC Library wines, 2002 Balcome, (added 2004 Estate)
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: TN: PGC Library wines, 2002 Balcome, (added 2004 Estate)

Chris, I really wish I had bought more...what I've found is that is a statement I commonly say about a few key producers. This was a real gift Jim & his team put together for us. My guess is that may of these wines will have a long life for people that choose to continue to age them. The 2004 Et...
by Kirk.Grant
February 9th, 2021, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White wines comparable to Lopez de Heredia blancos?
Replies: 21
Views: 1079

Re: White wines comparable to Lopez de Heredia blancos?

I love the LdH whites but they're getting harder to find. I used to be able to buy them retail here in Houston fairly regularly but no more. I know these wines are fairly singular stylistically but are there any other whites you'd recommend, either in Rioja or elsewhere, that are similar? There are...
by Kirk.Grant
February 8th, 2021, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the wines you try to buy in 375ml??
Replies: 55
Views: 2251

Re: What are the wines you try to buy in 375ml??

Why buy 375's when you can buy 750's and pour off into a 375 for drinking later? [training.gif] Like you said, shop deals for 375's and snatch them up when you can find them but I wouldn't necessarily target a wine other than a dessert wine for buying in 375's. I like to keep my options open, Espec...
by Kirk.Grant
February 8th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the wines you try to buy in 375ml??
Replies: 55
Views: 2251

What are the wines you try to buy in 375ml??

Year in, year out there are some very reliable producers on the world stage. What are the (non-dessert) wines you buy in 375mls & where do you buy them?

Beaucastel - NH Wine Outlets, & multiple retailers here in Maine.

Mayacamas Cabernet - JJ Buckley
by Kirk.Grant
February 8th, 2021, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures
Replies: 61
Views: 3364

Re: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures

What do you think is the risk of aging wines that didn’t even reach the freezing point of water? If the cork hasn’t moved, I wouldn’t be the least bit concerned. Liquids do not freeze all at once, so it's possible the wine started to freeze and then warmed up (maybe the driver turned on the heat to...
by Kirk.Grant
February 7th, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Advice: Opening a 1975 Ca Cab.
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: Need Advice: Opening a 1975 Ca Cab.

If you are really concerned about the cork, there is always port-tongs. More & more I'm thinking there is a reason why those were created for bottles people plan to open that are more than 40 years old.
by Kirk.Grant
February 7th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures
Replies: 61
Views: 3364

Re: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures

At what temperature are you all starting to stop shipments? I feel like in PA we are right on the cusp this week with being able to get deliveries. We have highs in the mid thirties and lows in the mid twenties. I can normally get items from NY/NYC in 1 day. ie: order today, ship tomorrow, deliver ...
by Kirk.Grant
February 7th, 2021, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birthday Tasting - White Burgundy vs Oregon
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Birthday Tasting - White Burgundy vs Oregon

Wow, wow! That's very interesting to read. If you had one bottle of the X-Novo, when might you open it?
by Kirk.Grant
February 6th, 2021, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Niepoort Redoma Branco (Douro, Portugal)
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: TN: 2019 Niepoort Redoma Branco (Douro, Portugal)

This sounds cool, where did you buy it?
by Kirk.Grant
February 6th, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Re: TN: 2019 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett

Thanks for the sacrifice. Sounds like a winner!
by Kirk.Grant
February 5th, 2021, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can wines labeled Bourgogne Rouge be great?
Replies: 51
Views: 2939

Re: Can wines labeled Bourgogne Rouge be great?

Yes, I believe humble wines can be great, epic, singular, or any other positive (or negative) descriptors you want to add based on your perception.
by Kirk.Grant
February 4th, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you all think about White Bordeaux?
Replies: 25
Views: 1718

Re: What do you all think about White Bordeaux?

Curious about opinions on dry White Bordeaux. In general, it gets very little love. It's a weird category that is somehow simultaneously under-appreciated and wildly overvalued. I say under-appreciated bc huge shops typically only carry a tiny selection, most of which is inexpensive and mediocre (t...
by Kirk.Grant
February 3rd, 2021, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What dessert wine did you drink tonight?
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: What dessert wine did you drink tonight?

I so rarely drink these, but enjoy them whenever I do.
by Kirk.Grant
February 3rd, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: TN: 2015 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Red Barn Blocks

Her wines are as beautiful as she in friendly & down to earth. Along with Jim Anderson one of the many kind & generous people I’ve met from the valley.
by Kirk.Grant
February 3rd, 2021, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 34
Views: 2106

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

I can’t quite remember what I paid, but I think it was about $C260 in late 2019 for the 2014 Chave. It’s interesting to see these notes because I don’t have more than 2 bottles in any vintage. Fingers crossed, I hope I like it when I finally pull the cork on a bottle.
by Kirk.Grant
February 1st, 2021, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:2016 Antinori Tignanello IGT
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: TN:2016 Antinori Tignanello IGT

As complex as a $ 30 Super Tuscan....That wine is $ 150 a bottle.... I think I paid $90 for it. Still, after the same experience with the 2004, 2010, & now the 2016. I don't think I'll be opening another one of these until they're at least 15 years old. They just need the time to show their com...
by Kirk.Grant
February 1st, 2021, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name
Replies: 109
Views: 5582

Re: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

2019 Caduceus Cellars Merkin Vineyards The Diddler

for multiple reasons... [truce.gif]
by Kirk.Grant
February 1st, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:2016 Antinori Tignanello IGT
Replies: 10
Views: 777

TN:2016 Antinori Tignanello IGT

2016 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT - Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (1/31/2021) Based on all the positive reviews I found myself tempted to open a bottle of this. This needs more time. Check back in again in another 5+ years. 2016 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT - Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (2/1/20...
by Kirk.Grant
January 31st, 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Diversity...again
Replies: 57
Views: 2638

Re: Cellar Diversity...again

I'm probably going to ruffle a few feathers with this one, but I am curious what the community has to say about this. I am aware of cellars with 1000 bottles or more that are 96% US...mostly CA. I just have to scratch my head and wonder how does this happen. I get that most people seem to start the...
by Kirk.Grant
January 30th, 2021, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Design your own Champagne glass
Replies: 49
Views: 2025

Re: Design your own Champagne glass

Adrian, It's great to hear that you won this, and I love the idea of a 93 etched into the bottom. I think the one thing that I think about and would want would be that I have the ability to pour 5oz. into the glass and have plenty of room for a vigorous swirl. So let's say one glass should be somewh...
by Kirk.Grant
January 29th, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4382

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

Wow, when all this global pandemic b.s. is over, we need another freakin' BerserkerFest!! Or two or three! (putting this in Wine Talk as it needs more attention...nobody checks Offline Planner when we don't have Offlines!) It would be really awesome to have some coordination and set some of these u...
by Kirk.Grant
January 29th, 2021, 11:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 238
Views: 11216

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

ChrisJames wrote: January 27th, 2021, 9:02 pm
Kirk.Grant wrote: January 27th, 2021, 7:59 pm
Mike C. wrote: January 27th, 2021, 7:55 pm

I think you missed the joke...
oh, that's possible...with my head injury from my time in the Army sometimes I miss things.
That sucks. Thanks for your service. [thumbs-up.gif]
It’s worth it, I really loved jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.
by Kirk.Grant
January 28th, 2021, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jim Anderson for President (Paul Gordon for VP)
Replies: 42
Views: 2047

Re: Jim Anderson for President (Paul Gordon for VP)

Son of a biscuit...did you get a bottle of Singularity??

Also, I second the nomination for Jim for president.
by Kirk.Grant
January 27th, 2021, 7:59 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 238
Views: 11216

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

Wishing more people were getting 12s instead of 6ers? [wow.gif] (Edit: obviously getting a little punchy at the Goodfellow house...) Marcus, I've really liked your commitment to this community & all you've shared with this forum. That was what prompted me to buy the 6 pack of 2019 BD cuvee. I'd...
by Kirk.Grant
January 27th, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 238
Views: 11216

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

Feeling a little uncomfortable about people talking about my package... neener Wishing more people were getting 12s instead of 6ers? [wow.gif] (Edit: obviously getting a little punchy at the Goodfellow house...) Marcus, I've really liked your commitment to this community & all you've shared wit...
by Kirk.Grant
January 27th, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: AUCTIONS: 1/27/21 LIVE NOW!!!!!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 10138

Re: AUCTIONS: 1/27/21 @Noon, GCC Preview at 11:15 am (Pacific)

I’m not seeing the auctions?? Am I missing something?
by Kirk.Grant
January 27th, 2021, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15633
Views: 808958

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 x 2019 Donnhoff Hermannshohle GG That's a wine you won't be sorry to have later in life. [cheers.gif] I just picked up the same one plus a 2019 Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel and a 2019 Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Number 9. All in 375ml. Is...
by Kirk.Grant
January 26th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 238
Views: 11216

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

Marcus,

I would like a 6 pack of the 2019 Berserker Cuvee. I'm really looking forward to trying your wines.
by Kirk.Grant
January 25th, 2021, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Le Corton
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: TN: 2013 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Le Corton

William Kelley wrote: January 25th, 2021, 5:08 pm The 2019 rendition of this is especially good - incredibly floral perfume and refined structure. I reserved a few magnums I think.
Wiliam,

Anything else from 2019 that was a "must have" from what you tasted? I got married in 2019.
by Kirk.Grant
January 25th, 2021, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing wine in a passive cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 2300

Re: Storing wine in a passive cellar

I need your expertise again! Currently i have a setup where i store most of my wine off-site and then I keep bottles I will drink within two years or so at home in my 'passive' cellar. But as my collection grows i am thinking of keeping more wine at home. The temperature throughout the year is 55-6...
by Kirk.Grant
January 24th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15633
Views: 808958

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: January 24th, 2021, 3:58 pm 2 x 2019 Donnhoff Hermannshohle GG
That's a wine you won't be sorry to have later in life. [cheers.gif]
by Kirk.Grant
January 24th, 2021, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wittmann Riesling Estate 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Re: TN: Wittmann Riesling Estate 2018

I've heard Wittmann does at least one bone-dry one - would you classify this as one in the Australian vein, Jan? i can sense you are interested in dry Riesling, Adam. Please try a Morstein GG. In fact it would be a prerequisite for discussing Trocken Riesling champagne.gif champagne.gif champagne.g...
by Kirk.Grant
January 23rd, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15633
Views: 808958

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Mont 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont 2019 Gérard Boulay Sancerre La Comtesse 2019 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese 2019 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2019 Joh. Jos. Prüm...
by Kirk.Grant
January 21st, 2021, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: PGC Library wines, 2002 Balcome, (added 2004 Estate)
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: TN: PGC Library wines, 2002 Balcome

Chris, great note & photos. For anyone that is "into" Pinot Noir, my guess is that this Library release was one of the best things to come out of the last 12 months. Aged Pinot Noir is such a beautiful thing.
by Kirk.Grant
January 21st, 2021, 3:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 340
Views: 24808

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

I don't want to say anything to controversial or contribute to any thread drift - but - shouldn't we be talking about the pricing of the '08 Taittinger Comtes Rose :)? When is this coming out and at what price - that wouldn't be offensive.....? I could be missing something but have looked recently....
by Kirk.Grant
January 21st, 2021, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 91
Views: 4741

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

Now that Bedrock is doing a Sky Vineyard Zinfandel it occurred to me I have never had a Zinfandel from Sky Winery ( http://www.skyvineyards.com/sky/). Morgan seemed to speak reverently of the vineyard. There is not much data in cellartracker. Has anyone tried a bottle before? Can you speak to the s...
by Kirk.Grant
January 20th, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 54
Views: 3803

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

I'm not sure I can claim to be a "lady," but I am one of the female collectors/drinkers here. There aren't that many of us. It's great to see the growing number of female wine professionals, but I do I wish there were more collectors. I'm often the only woman at auctions bidding for my ow...
by Kirk.Grant
January 20th, 2021, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me love Chenin Blanc
Replies: 76
Views: 3904

Re: Please help me love Chenin Blanc

Could someone please help me appreciate Chenin Blanc? There is so much love for this varietal among Somms and wine geeks, but I have to say that I just don't get it. The descriptions are of wines that are right up my alley. I should love it...I mean, it's versatility is interesting, but to me it se...
by Kirk.Grant
January 18th, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big 4-0!! A Few From 1980 (Dom P, Mouton, Silver Oak)
Replies: 35
Views: 1407

Re: The Big 4-0!! A Few From 1980 (Dom P, Mouton, Silver Oak)

Rich Brown wrote: January 18th, 2021, 4:17 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 18th, 2021, 4:00 pm Happy belated birthday youngster.
Ha! Thanks David....although I'm feeling less and less 'young' each year ;)
Happy Birthday Sir!!
by Kirk.Grant
January 18th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre - WOW
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre - WOW

Jorge “New Daddy” Henrique got me hooked on these Bao sandwiches. I’m not sure how else to describe it, and am probably offending two cultures here unwittingly, but it’s like an Asian taco. Some chewy gooey bread, meat stuff shoved inside, and pickled things as accoutrement. Being the devout Cuban ...

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