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by Kirk.Grant
March 18th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Ivoire et Ebene (France, Champagne)
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: TN: 2012 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Ivoire et Ebene (France, Champagne)

Love to see notes about this producer! The 2008 Aubry de Humbert will be our wedding Champagne this September. Such an awesome wine. So thankful to the person that turned me into the 2006.
by Kirk.Grant
March 17th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 76
Views: 5498

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Markus S wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 10:56 am
Gary York wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 7:06 am
Plenty of Vatan around. Providing you are OK with paying $250 a bottle for it.
<cough cough>
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I paid $105 for the 2014 about 2 years ago...that’s a real jump.
by Kirk.Grant
March 17th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have a wine cellar? Probably the answer is YES: But do you have...
Replies: 19
Views: 1253

Re: Do you have a wine cellar? Probably the answer is YES: But do you have...

Not really sad about it...but no. The first wine I bought planning to age was a 2001 Estancia Chardonnay. It was the wine my ex-wife’s father chose to serve at our wedding. The wine & the marriage did not last. The first “splurge” wine I bought was the 2002 Joseph Phelps Insignia for $85. That also ...
by Kirk.Grant
March 14th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine101 Feature: Thoughts on Closeouts/Web Specials on Wine?
Replies: 23
Views: 13910

Re: Wine101 Feature: Thoughts on Closeouts/Web Specials on Wine?

Kirk, Thanks but I have no idea what makes your comment relevant. I'm glad you had some great luck with your bargain purchases. That was my point. Wines are dumped for many reasons, the least of which is a supplier selling off wine they already know is spoiled in some way. I'm not sure what your po...
by Kirk.Grant
March 13th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heeee's Back - Gary V.
Replies: 32
Views: 2004

Re: Heeee's Back - Gary V.

Are folks still happy with their Vayniac Cab??
by Kirk.Grant
March 13th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon 152
Replies: 21
Views: 1038

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon 152

So, I don't know if I should hijack this forum...but anyone near NH the state run stores along I-95 have a few 6 packs of the 2008 Dom Perignon in the display stack at the I-95 South store for $139.99. The I-95 North store has 2008 Cristal for $219.99 and the store is running a deal where you get a ...
by Kirk.Grant
March 12th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New here: tips on SQN aging
Replies: 19
Views: 1076

Re: New here: tips on SQN aging

If you have two of each...I agree. You should enjoy them in their youth and with some age. I've only been on the list since 2012 vintages but think there is real value in enjoying some of them now.
by Kirk.Grant
March 12th, 2019, 3:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?
Replies: 58
Views: 2532

Re: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?

Dennis Atick wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 12:41 pm
An added wrinkle, if I may, Noah...some in the sub $100 category, too, please. This is a blind spot for me, but I'm starting to dip my toes in.
Poggio di Sotto Rosso - snag a bottle give it 1-2 years post purchase and you'll be well rewarded.
by Kirk.Grant
March 12th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 KELLER barrel tasting - 2018 is the year of the old vines
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: 2018 Keller barrel tasting - 2018 is the year of the old vines

Martin,

It's nice to see your impression and also great news that the von der Fels is once again in top shape.
by Kirk.Grant
March 11th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston in June: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Estate Etzel Block Vertical & blind gathering
Replies: 26
Views: 795

Re: Boston in June: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Estate Etzel Block Vertical & blind gathering

Jud Reis wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 12:51 pm
Kirk - PM sent.
Can everyone do the 15th or 16th??
by Kirk.Grant
March 10th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine101 Feature: Thoughts on Closeouts/Web Specials on Wine?
Replies: 23
Views: 13910

Re: Wine101 Feature: Thoughts on Closeouts/Web Specials on Wine?

What Greg said. Close outs happen for many business related reasons, the least likely of which is the retailer knowingly dumping damaged/spoiled wine. Brent, I can hear your concern...but here are some of the close outs that I've gotten and each & everyone was worth twice what I paid. I think close...
by Kirk.Grant
March 8th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 148
Views: 5016

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

I have mixed feelings here. On the one hand, I am a practicing capitalist. On the same hand, I believe in Truth in Labeling. OTOH, cutting corners and extremely wealthy people dishonoring contracts with people for whom the loss of income can be ruinous is not remotely OK. So let's have Truth in Lab...
by Kirk.Grant
March 6th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10414
Views: 461564

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

NickRut wrote:
March 2nd, 2019, 11:31 am
A half magnum of 08 Dom for 135. Felt like I had to.
Day-um! Great price!!
by Kirk.Grant
March 6th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug 164 or 165 (plus close-to-Aulani suggestions)?
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: Krug 164 or 165 (plus close-to-Aulani suggestions)?

I just opened the 164 back in November and it was breath-taking! One of the best Champagnes I've had in the last year. I can't wait to open the next one...later in September.
by Kirk.Grant
March 6th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Faiveley Grands Cru 2005 - cheap!!
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: FS: Faiveley Grands Cru 2005 and 2009 - cheap!!

But how can anyone call $140 + a bottle is cheap !! even DRC at that price is not cheap !!! inexpensive and spectacular value yes, but not cheap For DRC at that price I will sell tractor, back 40, and Grandma, and anything I can get my hands on to buy. For DRC at that price I'll gamble with my pink...
by Kirk.Grant
March 5th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $300 for Oregon Pinot
Replies: 50
Views: 3693

Re: $300 for Oregon Pinot

Peter Kleban wrote:
February 14th, 2015, 1:24 pm
What complete nonsense! I hope Mr. Tarlov reads this thread--I for one pledge never to buy ANY of his wines given this ridiculous attempt to turn the Willamette into Napa.
Yep, not interested in these wines when there are better, more engaging wineries and people that are part of this community.
by Kirk.Grant
March 5th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Mold growing on bottles in my wine refrigerator
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Mold growing on bottles in my wine refrigerator

I had a problem with mold initially with my EuroCave. It was the stacking of the bottles and excess humidity from opening the doors too often. I cleaned them out with white vinegar, bought rolling shelves to replace the stacking part of the cellar and have had zero problems since. Good air circulati...
by Kirk.Grant
March 5th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 72
Views: 17809

Re: Wine Refrigerators

Does anybody have a suggestion for a good wine refrigerator / cooler to store 50+ bottles at home? My suggestion would be to buy one that's 3-4x the size of what you think you'll need. So aim for one that holds 200+ you'll be much happier in the long run. Unless this is for an office then my sugges...
by Kirk.Grant
March 5th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 203
Views: 6401

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

B.J. Law wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 7:04 am
It's one of my wife's favourite varietals. Kim Crawford specifically. Is the demand for it dwindling in the last several years or something?
Not that I'm aware of...eventually there's a point where everyone needs to stock up again. newhere
by Kirk.Grant
March 4th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideas for Downsizing My Cellar
Replies: 30
Views: 1964

Re: Ideas for Downsizing My Cellar

Winebid was easy for me 10 years ago. The seller’s premium has gone up, but not by much and they ask for less than HDH. The nice thing was they handled everything once I dropped it all off and if you’re just wanting to unload it all...that seems like it would be the easiest. I think I started gettin...
by Kirk.Grant
March 4th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh no, my tastes are changing
Replies: 23
Views: 1826

Re: Oh no, my tastes are changing

Ive been on this second wine phase of my life for about 9 years now, during that time ive always loved young powerful wines and did not mind the edge that they have the only exception being Albans which to me just do not drink well young except the Patrina. Well much as it upsets me i seem to be go...
by Kirk.Grant
March 3rd, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?
Replies: 32
Views: 1450

Re: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?

Thank you so much! Are these all 'vintage of the century' type wines? I have a few 2015 Burgundy just by accident and I might try and lay those down for a little while. I think once I get my next job/raise I will look into getting a proper wine fridge and thinking about a couple of bottles to keep ...
by Kirk.Grant
March 3rd, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Vin Wine Merchants
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: Grand Vin Wine Merchants

Does anyone know what kind of track record Grand Vin Wine Merchants in Olympia WA has on delivery of futures/pre-arrivals? They seem to have great prices but I've got no experience buying pre-arrivals from them. After the Premier Cru debacle, lost a few hundred $$, I'm a little wary particularly wh...
by Kirk.Grant
March 3rd, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée (France, Champagne)
Replies: 21
Views: 716

Re: TN: 1999 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée (France, Champagne)

Maybe 3 years ago a friend opened up a magnum of the 2000 Cuvee Creation from Vilmart. These wines are so special and amazing out of magnum.
by Kirk.Grant
March 2nd, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston in June: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Estate Etzel Block Vertical & blind gathering
Replies: 26
Views: 795

Re: Boston in June: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Estate Etzel Block Vertical & blind gathering

Jud Reis wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 7:31 am
We can do it within a month would be my guess - more worried about my own schedule!
If we needed to set a date would Sunday 23 June work??

I haven’t heard back from Jim, my guess is he’s busy with a lot of changes at the winery. So maybe we just set the date and hope he can join us.
by Kirk.Grant
March 1st, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TN: Oxbow Brewing First Fruits (Sour)
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: TN: Oxbow Brewing First Fruits (Sour)

Great brewery, just started getting the occasional release from them recently. Worth $15.50/500ml? Our disty just got about 12 different barrel releases from them, still sorting out what I want. While their barrel aged stuff is deservedly what gets traders hot and bothered, their basic farmhouse Pa...
by Kirk.Grant
March 1st, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?
Replies: 32
Views: 1450

Re: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?

On my 21st birthday, my parents took me to a tasting menu with a wine pairing in the Napa area and it completed changed the way I thought about food and wine. Finished up my undergrad (at UC Davis of all schools... one of my biggest regrets now is not caring about their V&E department in my time th...
by Kirk.Grant
March 1st, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Peters BdB Cuvee Reserve Label
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Pierre Peters BdB Cuvee Reserve Label

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 3:15 pm
Anybody know which years this label was used?IMG_1819.JPG
I would snag it...that magnum was freaking awesome for the $$
by Kirk.Grant
March 1st, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Peters BdB Cuvee Reserve Label
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Pierre Peters BdB Cuvee Reserve Label

That looks like a magnum I bought in 2014 that I heard was all 2008 base...
by Kirk.Grant
March 1st, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TN: Oxbow Brewing First Fruits (Sour)
Replies: 4
Views: 136

TN: Oxbow Brewing First Fruits (Sour)

This pours a hazy cold of fresh ruby-red grapefruit juice in the glass. The nose reminds me of Tilquin a bit with hints of orange rind and typical sour notes. The palate is mellow, ruby-grapefruit and other tart citrus notes. All in all 500ml went down far too fast & easy...seek it out if you can fi...
by Kirk.Grant
March 1st, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma County
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: TN: 2015 Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma County

John Glas wrote:
February 24th, 2019, 3:30 pm
A local wine shop had this for around $25 a bottle. Maybe should have jumped on a previous vintage.

If you like restrained Chardonnay then I think at $25 its worth a test-run...
by Kirk.Grant
February 27th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Insurance: American Collectors
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Wine Insurance: American Collectors

Thank you both...great to have this feedback.
by Kirk.Grant
February 27th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Closed
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Keller 2018 Rieslings

Tom, can you get any of the other wines like the Weissbergunder?
by Kirk.Grant
February 27th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Insurance: American Collectors
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Wine Insurance: American Collectors

So I finally decided it’s time to insure the cellar. Calling my insurance agent they say that Chub only insures houses valued over $700,000. Mine is nowhere near that...they’re suggesting that I use American Collectors to insure the cellar. So I thought I’d check and see if anyone here has or is usi...
by Kirk.Grant
February 26th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 113
Views: 2906

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Markus S wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 5:11 am
Kirk.Grant wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 4:49 am
... African blue basil salt...
esoteric
I know a guy that sells salts & spices!
by Kirk.Grant
February 26th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 113
Views: 2906

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Musar Rose is wow I agree...completely. 1995 Chateau Musar Rosé - Lebanon, Bekaa Valley (9/24/2017) NIGHT ONE: I didn't honestly have high hopes for this after the last bottle we opened on my birthday last year. However...this is just in a lovely spot. It's actually more like a mature version of th...
by Kirk.Grant
February 25th, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?
Replies: 86
Views: 1607

Re: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?

So a quick look back and 24 of the last 30 Rieslings that I've had were trocken of those 24, 21 were GG. It's really become the wine of choice in our house. It goes great with just about everything; I'm also with Dan, I'd drink a lot more Kabinett if it was in the realm of 7% vs. 9%. As it is, I hav...
by Kirk.Grant
February 24th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot Beze Vertical
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Jadot Beze Vertical

Sounds awesome! Please post photos & thoughts on the wines! Thanks for sharing.
by Kirk.Grant
February 24th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma County
Replies: 3
Views: 273

TN: 2015 Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma County

2015 Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma County - USA, California, Sonoma County (2/16/2019) This was very nice, in a more restrained style than many California Chardonnays can be. Pale yellow in the glass, served in a Burgundy stem this offers some nice floral notes, pineapple, lemon, and chalk. The palate le...
by Kirk.Grant
February 24th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Riesling Freaks lazy afternoon lunch
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: TN: Riesling Freaks lazy afternoon lunch

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
February 24th, 2019, 8:03 am
Kirk.Grant wrote:
February 24th, 2019, 5:19 am
Jeremy Holmes wrote:
February 24th, 2019, 12:09 am
Kevin, very disappointed you didn't have a Rieslingfreak wine. They are worth seeking out.
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Riesling from Down Under
Thank you!!
by Kirk.Grant
February 24th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Riesling Freaks lazy afternoon lunch
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: TN: Riesling Freaks lazy afternoon lunch

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
February 24th, 2019, 12:09 am
Kevin, very disappointed you didn't have a Rieslingfreak wine. They are worth seeking out.
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by Kirk.Grant
February 23rd, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Vincent's Spiegel
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: TN: 2015 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Vincent's Spiegel

Doug, I've found that I like these a bit on the younger side. I may age this one remaining bottle for a while to see if I like it. However, from the 2013's I noticed I liked the first bottle the most. I've liked the few bottles of Alzinger that I've had...but if finding some wines in the future is g...
by Kirk.Grant
February 23rd, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 San Giusto a Rentennano 'La Ricolma' Merlot
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: 2015 San Giusto a Rentennano 'La Ricolma' Merlot

Anyone familiar with this winery / wine? AG gave a glowing review (as did who ever looks after Italy at RP) Would prefer any insights from you folks however. Cheers! This is probably in my top 5 for Italian Merlot from my experience. These are wines that need time though. I had a 2005 about a year ...
by Kirk.Grant
February 22nd, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Burgundy
Replies: 23
Views: 1692

Re: 2017 Burgundy

I think it is far better than '07 for reds Michael. The wines are fresh, there's good ripeness and acidity. They are mid-weight and nicely balanced. They are absolutely delicious from the get go. For whites its is a very fine vintage. Yields in the main are well up on '16, but there are some except...
by Kirk.Grant
February 22nd, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Vincent's Spiegel
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: TN: 2015 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Vincent's Spiegel

2015 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Vincent's Spiegel - Austria, Niederösterreich, Kamptal (2/22/2019) Light golden yellow in the glass. A rich and bold nose of florals, honey comb, candied ginger, dried pineapple, and poached yellow apple immediately command attention. The palate is me...
by Kirk.Grant
February 22nd, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your 'Wonder Grape'?
Replies: 62
Views: 1473

Re: What's your 'Wonder Grape'?

Blueberry wine...
by Kirk.Grant
February 21st, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter Magazine: Raul Perez best wine maker in the world?
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Decanter Magazine: Raul Perez best wine maker in the world?

So I have to say, I haven't had many of his wines...but I've been pleased with every one that I have tasted. This was the title of an email I got today and I thought I'd check in and see what wines others have had that they like. The wine I've had the most of is the Sketch. It's been brilliant every...
by Kirk.Grant
February 21st, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Lagrezette Cahors Le Pigeonnier
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: TN: 2000 Château Lagrezette Cahors Le Pigeonnier

This seemed over the top with oak and ripeness for a while. I actually lost hope that it would ever become something I cared to drink. Now I'm very intrigued and happy to still have some. This makes me wonder if some of the newfangled Bordeaux wines traditionalists hate might turn into something in...
by Kirk.Grant
February 21st, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles of 750ml bottles for 35 people?
Replies: 62
Views: 1853

Re: How many bottles of 750ml bottles for 35 people?

I read somewhere that Lafite Rothschild assumes 3/4 of a bottle for each person in attendance. I’ve applied this to parties and found that it often is about right.

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