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by Kirk.Grant
September 23rd, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?
Replies: 31
Views: 975

Re: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?

While I know there has been no mention of it yet...I think that Y de Yquem is a wine that is actually under-valued given the quality and the cost of the other top-tier bottles. $129/bottle is not inexpensive...but for the quality it almost feels like a value when you compare it to other Bordeaux bla...
by Kirk.Grant
September 22nd, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tement - Any fans?
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Tement - Any fans?

I’ve read snippets about the winery over the years, so I took a flyer on 3/4 case (mostly Sauvignon Blanc but a couple Chardonnay) Does anybody have any impressions or knowledge here? For a large winery why is there basically no U.S. presence? I've only drank one of their wines...the 2017 Tement Sa...
by Kirk.Grant
September 20th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on Eurocave Placement
Replies: 18
Views: 648

Re: Question on Eurocave Placement

I'm not sure of the issue with the litter box and wine storage. If it is odors then you have nothing to be worried about wine wise. A basement is an ideal place as there is ample space, wine coolers are not generally pretty things, and it is cooler down there so the work the wine cooler will have t...
by Kirk.Grant
September 20th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on Eurocave Placement
Replies: 18
Views: 648

Re: Question on Eurocave Placement

I'm not sure of the issue with the litter box and wine storage. If it is odors then you have nothing to be worried about wine wise. A basement is an ideal place as there is ample space, wine coolers are not generally pretty things, and it is cooler down there so the work the wine cooler will have t...
by Kirk.Grant
September 17th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5343

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

It really depends on how much folks want to pay for that specific bottling. I’ll happily shift my buying over to some other more reasonably priced Champagnes if the wine comes out above $150. Let’s also not forget that premium wines may be struggling if our economy continues to tank under current sh...
by Kirk.Grant
September 17th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Thomas Winery Pinot Noir Estate Dundee Hills
Replies: 32
Views: 3085

Re: 2011 Thomas Winery Pinot Noir Estate Dundee Hills

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 4:43 am
I got Barbaresco for you!
Gotcha! Thank you Sir!
by Kirk.Grant
September 17th, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges

I hope i can find more of this on DISCO...at $38 I should have bought a case. $38 is a total no-brainer. I’m a huge Gouges fan: Gouges has always been underrated and it has been on fire in recent vintages. An ‘09 Porrets a couple weeks ago was pure, refined, deep, and super delicious (albeit young)...
by Kirk.Grant
September 17th, 2020, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Thomas Winery Pinot Noir Estate Dundee Hills
Replies: 32
Views: 3085

Re: 2011 Thomas Winery Pinot Noir Estate Dundee Hills

We had this wine last night, en Magnum, as my wife has HS friends visiting the area. I am far from an OR fanboy, despite having lived here the past seven years. This PN is flat-out gorgeous. Lovely, elegant, understated in every way but fresh and with fruit. In this format it lasts another 10-25 ye...
by Kirk.Grant
September 15th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges

I hope i can find more of this on DISCO...at $38 I should have bought a case.
by Kirk.Grant
September 15th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges
Replies: 5
Views: 351

TN: 2015 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges

2015 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges (9/15/2020) Dear God...why did I not buy more. I thought the wines of Henri Gouges took decades to come around, but based on all the positive notes I decided to "risk" opening one. This is a rock-star w...
by Kirk.Grant
September 14th, 2020, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2009 Vilmart & Cie Les Blanches Voies Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: PSA: 2009 Vilmart & Cie Les Blanches Voies Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut

dbailey wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 1:08 am
PSA these were available for £150 IB in London!
Now that's a PSA. Gotta love how "indispensable" the three tier system is.
by Kirk.Grant
September 12th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 144
Views: 18377

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

Tom Taylor wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 3:55 am
Found some 2016 Brovia Ca Mia for $90 over the weekend
That is a great find...based on the prices I've seen the past month or so.
by Kirk.Grant
September 11th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5343

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

I'm with others...I paid $130/bottle for my Dom P in the NH wine outlets. So I'm guessing my max price is going to be somewhere around $140/bottle. Otherwise I'll just buy more from the houses I do think are still a value.
by Kirk.Grant
September 11th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9749

Re: Fires-Oregon

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Rick Allen wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 9:04 am
Stay safe Doc!
I need stat H-A in bombers.
Yes, Glenn...I hope you and everyone close to these fires are safe.
by Kirk.Grant
September 9th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 51
Views: 3574

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Byran - I like the Metras normale, really lovely stuff, but it and all of the upper-cuvees have gotten quite pricey. The flagship cuvee, Ultime, can also be stunning. The 2014 is a jaw-dropper. Yes, I know that the l'Ultime is a really special wine. Hard to believe the prices they command these day...
by Kirk.Grant
September 9th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Echezeaux, Grand Cru
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Echezeaux, Grand Cru

Bright and punchy from word go. Plenty of floral spice and sandalwood to the aroma. There is a core of ripe cherry and plum that has an almost primary feel to it. With air you get a hint of beef stock. It is a full and luscious Ech, with excellent depth and real energy. The finish fans out and is v...
by Kirk.Grant
September 7th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Replacement wine rack for Eurocave
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Replacement wine rack for Eurocave

I've found wine enthusiast helpful for buying replacement racks & all eurocave supplies I need.
by Kirk.Grant
September 6th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 972

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

Back in early 2018 a friend of mine was opening a 2007 Abtserd GG so I opened the 2015 of the same. While the 2015 was clearly an amazing wine...it didn't have quite the same depth as the 2007. In the end, it was such a tough call to see which of them I really preferred. However, it also has change...
by Kirk.Grant
September 6th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 972

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

Back in early 2018 a friend of mine was opening a 2007 Abtserd GG so I opened the 2015 of the same. While the 2015 was clearly an amazing wine...it didn't have quite the same depth as the 2007. In the end, it was such a tough call to see which of them I really preferred. However, it also has changed...
by Kirk.Grant
September 4th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 4985

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

It's interesting to look at this list, but a few things are certainly heavily influencing this list right now. Keller has been my #1 producer for a few years now. However, Bob Bartlett has decided not to make any more wine. So I'm now on a buying spree to pick up as much as I can. I've got 5 cases &...
by Kirk.Grant
September 2nd, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Corton Wines
Replies: 50
Views: 3573

Re: Red Corton Wines

Hey there Berserkers. I've been enjoying reading some of the threads over the past couple of weeks and decided to jump in! Recently moved from San Francisco to New York and trying to learn more about Old World wines and add some more variety to my CA/OR/WA-focused cellar. For better or worse, I rec...
by Kirk.Grant
August 31st, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nebbiolo Rose
Replies: 26
Views: 1807

Re: Nebbiolo Rose

I thought this might be worth bringing back up. Does anyone know of another 100% Nebbiolo Rose?
by Kirk.Grant
August 30th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for Rocche
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for Rocche

Yea, the Rocche was harder to source. I try to buy evenly, but could only get one bottle of Rocche to my 3 bottles of Ravera.
by Kirk.Grant
August 30th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best seal
Replies: 46
Views: 2511

Re: The best seal

One data point - did a blind side by side tasting of the 97 Plumpjack cab under cork and screw cap about 4-5 years ago. Pretty unanimous that the screw cap wine tasted younger and less developed, but was progressing and maturing. Might be that aging curves would change under screw cap, but well wor...
by Kirk.Grant
August 30th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Francois Lamarche La Grande Rue
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine Francois Lamarche La Grande Rue

Thank you so much for sharing this note. I only have one bottle of the 2005, so I'm guessing it will need another 10+ years...but it's good to see a note, even if on another vintage.
by Kirk.Grant
August 25th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 2008 Pierre Peters around Chicago
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: WTB: 2008 Pierre Peters around Chicago

That is such an amazing bottle of wine...I wish I had bought more. Learned my lesson & doubled the order with the 12's. I hope you can find a few!
by Kirk.Grant
August 20th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Cult Of Champagne
Replies: 53
Views: 2409

Re: The Cult Of Champagne

We will frequently drink Champagne between courses to re-set our palates if we have a long night of tasting. Champagne & Riesling are our favorites with Sushi...and it's a cause to just sit back & enjoy some nights at a leisurely place. @Neal I had the same experience with the Krug MV until I'd had ...
by Kirk.Grant
August 19th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging champagnes/ buying drinking aged champagnes- help please
Replies: 88
Views: 3992

Re: Aging champagnes/ buying drinking aged champagnes- help please

I've had very limited experience with older Champagnes (or older sparkling wines). I think one of the best showings I've had was from a '96 Comtes BdB last September. There was a hint of oxidation, I think that might make sense with a 23 year old bottle of Champagne. The few I've had from the 80's ...
by Kirk.Grant
August 19th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging champagnes/ buying drinking aged champagnes- help please
Replies: 88
Views: 3992

Re: Aging champagnes/ buying drinking aged champagnes- help please

I've had very limited experience with older Champagnes (or older sparkling wines). I think one of the best showings I've had was from a '96 Comtes BdB last September. There was a hint of oxidation, I think that might make sense with a 23 year old bottle of Champagne. The few I've had from the 80's w...
by Kirk.Grant
August 16th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vietti 2016s Baroli
Replies: 7
Views: 1831

Re: Vietti 2016s Baroli

F.Daner wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 9:44 am
Anyone seeing these locally yet ? I think they are just getting to Tampa
I bought the SVD's on pre-order back in February/March of this year.
by Kirk.Grant
August 16th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Billecart-Salmon “Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon”, Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne NV & one other wine
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: 1999 Billecart-Salmon “Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon”, Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne NV & one other wine

Jim, Happy Anniversary. What a wonderful way to celebrate your love together. Sometime around 2010 I fell hard for the 2000 Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon. It sounds like you had a very special bottle for the '99 and it's always interesting to see how these bottles unfold over time. I hope this finds you & ...
by Kirk.Grant
August 16th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?
Replies: 26
Views: 2304

Re: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?

I too have really enjoyed the 2008's I've had. I think of them all the Dom & Crystal are going to reward the most time in the cellar. I'm curious to see what happened with the Vilmart CdC & PP Chetillons. 2008 Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Speciale Blanc de Blancs Les Chetillons - France, ...
by Kirk.Grant
August 16th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?
Replies: 26
Views: 2304

Re: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 4:20 am
Howard Cooper wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 9:15 pm
96 Taittinger Comte de Champagne bottles that I have tasted in the last year have been stunning
+1.. 96 Dom P too
+1 to both of these & the '96 Oenotheque still feels unbelievably young.

I was highly disappointed with the '96 SWC when I opened my last two bottles over the last 3 years.
by Kirk.Grant
August 13th, 2020, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Wine Tasting
Replies: 22
Views: 1444

Re: Willamette Wine Tasting

Not sure if you’re trying to focus on Pinot or if you’re open to producers that aren’t Pinot-centric. I’d suggest (if they’re open) - Arterberry Maresh, Johan Vineyards and Martin Woods Winery. All three make very nice Pinots as well as excellent whites (and very nice Gamay at Martin Woods). If you...
by Kirk.Grant
August 11th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: Bernard Moreau, Keller
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: LTB: Bernard Moreau, Keller

Mike C. wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 9:20 am
Bumping this for additional leads
What do you consider "reasonable" prices for:

@btserd GG
Hubacker GG
Kirchspiel GG
by Kirk.Grant
August 9th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Want to Trade (DONE)
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Want to Trade Gonon

Trade Is now just awaiting fall & cooler shipping seasons.
by Kirk.Grant
August 9th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Want to Trade (DONE)
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Want to Trade or sell Gonon

This is not necessarily a firm offer as I am trying to understand the parameters of your trade “metric”, but would you consider a 2012 Allemand Chaillot and Reynard an equitable trade for the five bottles? I would. Yes. Assuming some basic requirements are covered. I'd want to know what store they ...
by Kirk.Grant
August 9th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Want to Trade (DONE)
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Want to Trade or sell Gonon

I think in trading using the original price paid is one of the fairest ways to trade things so long as both people are trading wines that have increased in value. I am also willing to trade at a loss from today's current value if what you're offering is something I'm really interested in. If you don...
by Kirk.Grant
August 8th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Want to Trade (DONE)
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Want to Trade (DONE)

I've got the following bottles below. I'd like to either sell or trade them. Trade is preferable if we can come to an agreement. I'd be most interested in Old World Syrah. I'd rather trade for 1-2 bottles of something that's a big step up in quality. Please PM any offers. 1x 2012 Gonon St. Joseph 1x...
by Kirk.Grant
August 4th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10248

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Ethan Abraham wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 2:29 pm
I'll be happy to pay corkage once I start going back to NYC restaurants, even the places that usually waive it for us.
This...+ 3,000 (pennies)
by Kirk.Grant
August 1st, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to look for a savory domestic Syrah
Replies: 146
Views: 8739

Re: Where to look for a savory domestic Syrah

We are typically California Syrah drinkers but our palates have shifted from wanting big fruit with some savory elements to wanting savory elements with some fruit. We have tried a few aged N. Rhones that have given us exactly that. Is there a producer in the US that has been able to make a meaty, ...
by Kirk.Grant
July 28th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM Never Fails Me
Replies: 34
Views: 1814

Re: PYCM Never Fails Me

I love the wines...but I'm drinking all the Guiberteau wines within a year now. I have one 2014 PYCM St Aubin I'm hoping will show well later in life. You've had issues with Guiberteau? Yes, I had multiple bottles of the 2010 Clos de Carmes pre-moxed last year...and then I had a bottle that was pri...
by Kirk.Grant
July 28th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM Never Fails Me
Replies: 34
Views: 1814

Re: PYCM Never Fails Me

I love the wines...but I'm drinking all the Guiberteau wines within a year now. I have one 2014 PYCM St Aubin I'm hoping will show well later in life.
by Kirk.Grant
July 28th, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sudden, severe ankle pain
Replies: 25
Views: 2142

Re: Sudden, severe ankle pain

Warren Taranow wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 1:06 pm
"I wonder if it's gout?", said me as I finished the champagne and reached for a slice of rich frosted cake. [rofl.gif] (looking for the crying in pain emoji).
Warren,

I hope you get some good news with this. It's never fun to have unexpected pains.
by Kirk.Grant
July 26th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Insurance
Replies: 35
Views: 1939

Re: Cellar Insurance

Get a Chubb homeowner or renter policy, and do an add-on, which is surprisingly cheap, given the financial and psychic pain if major wine loss via theft or disaster, which is not remote. Chubb just turned down my efforts to request them. Apparently my house isn't "worth enough" to make it worth the...
by Kirk.Grant
July 24th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Harmand-Geoffroy Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques 1er Cru
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: TN: 2005 Harmand-Geoffroy Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques 1er Cru

Nice!! Good to see a few are showing well out the gate!
by Kirk.Grant
July 24th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Gonon in the bargain bin at K&L
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: PSA: Gonon in the bargain bin at K&L

What are you going to do with all the savings...go to Disney World?
by Kirk.Grant
July 24th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High alcohol wines and aging
Replies: 184
Views: 10441

Re: High alcohol wines and aging

So the 1947 Cheval Blanc was 14.4%...not as high as what we're talking about here...but one of the best vintages in 1900's for this house? Allegedly - that is discussed above - though it doesn't really taste that way. If it is 14.4%, then it is totally aberrant compared to the analysis of the other...
by Kirk.Grant
July 23rd, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High alcohol wines and aging
Replies: 184
Views: 10441

Re: High alcohol wines and aging

So the 1947 Cheval Blanc was 14.4%...not as high as what we're talking about here...but one of the best vintages in 1900's for this house?
by Kirk.Grant
July 22nd, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 2363

Re: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions

There were magnums 2018 too. Not sure about prior years. Oh, maybe it was 3L then, KPK made a post on IG about the 2019 Von der Fels being the 20th vintage that they've made this wine. Either way, I was elated to be able to snag a few as this is the year my wife & I got married & with our (slightly...

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