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by Kirk.Grant
November 21st, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 73
Views: 2695

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Happy Birthday!! Great to see you celebrating & living it up!!!
by Kirk.Grant
November 21st, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot availability.
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: 2018 Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot availability.

I'll post my note later.

Whoops, it's the 2016. Sorry
by Kirk.Grant
November 21st, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot availability.
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: 2018 Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot availability.

I just opened one up tonight...they're already here.
by Kirk.Grant
November 21st, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc 2014 (Short Boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: TN: Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc 2014 (Short Boring)

Yes, I started with the 2017 and will be a buyer of a case moving forward. It's a lovely drop.
by Kirk.Grant
November 20th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 TAITTINGER COMTES de CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANC
Replies: 30
Views: 2190

Re: TN: 2008 TAITTINGER COMTES de CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANC

Blake, reading your notes makes me glad I bought 2008 PP Chetillons back a few years ago...I just wish I could go back & buy 6 more. Yes, that's a big miss on my part as I'm a big fan of this champagne and all other releases from PP. Good move Kirk. In fact, your post stimulates me to do some seeki...
by Kirk.Grant
November 20th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 TAITTINGER COMTES de CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANC
Replies: 30
Views: 2190

Re: TN: 2008 TAITTINGER COMTES de CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANC

Blake, reading your notes makes me glad I bought 2008 PP Chetillons back a few years ago...I just wish I could go back & buy 6 more.
by Kirk.Grant
November 20th, 2020, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?
Replies: 31
Views: 2663

Re: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?

I rated the Monprivato 2012 18,5/20 (great wine) in a huge G. Mascarello's verticale in 2016. 18/20 for the Monprivato 2011. 18/20+ for the Monprivato 2010. 18,5/19 for the Monprivato 2009. 2014 is a weak vintage in Barolo. I did not buy the Monprivato 2016 (160 euros). Wish I could taste it and al...
by Kirk.Grant
November 16th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 47
Views: 1971

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner

David_K wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 1:49 pm
For sellers, yes; for buyers, no.
I like this idea...
by Kirk.Grant
November 16th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Art of The Deal
Replies: 47
Views: 2395

Re: Art of The Deal

Troy Stark wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 6:24 am

This is the way.
This is the way
by Kirk.Grant
November 16th, 2020, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 16044

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Back in early 2020 I snagged my bottles of 2016 Giovanni Rosso Barolo Ester Canale Rosso Vigna Rionda for $330ish/bottle. About $70 under the best price on wine searcher.
by Kirk.Grant
November 15th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Art of The Deal
Replies: 47
Views: 2395

Re: Art of The Deal

Maybe a bit of a Random Question! What is your secret to getting deals on great wine? Basically, are there any hacks you know of! Looking for new ideas:) - nate Get a part-time job working a few hours/month at a local wine shop that will give you an employee discount. It can really, really drop the...
by Kirk.Grant
November 15th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Burgundy Report from Fine & Rare
Replies: 26
Views: 2203

Re: 2019 Burgundy Report from Fine & Rare

This is really nice to read, I got married in 2019 so I'll be looking to stock up on the producers I love...
by Kirk.Grant
November 13th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current release temptation....
Replies: 25
Views: 2059

Re: Current release temptation....

For me the temptation is always the wines I know little or nothing about. Producers or wines I don't know often move to the front of the line. So this year trying more wines from varietals like, Morillon, Mencia, Timorasso, Garnatxa Blanca, Freisa, Fumin, & others.
by Kirk.Grant
November 13th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current release temptation....
Replies: 25
Views: 2059

Re: Current release temptation....

For me the temptation is always the wines I know little or nothing about. Producers or wines I don't know often move to the front of the line. So this year trying more wines from varietals like, Morillon, Mencia, Timorasso, Garnatxa Blanca, Freisa, Fumin, & others.
by Kirk.Grant
November 13th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: First impressions of the red Musar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: TN: First impressions of the red Musar 2013

I decanted it around noon and had my first glass nine hours later. It has opened up aromatically pretty nicely. It has a rather sweet, S. Rhôney nose but with a touch of lift from the VA. But it seems a bit clean for a Musar (though admittedly I often find young Musar suspiciously clean and then it...
by Kirk.Grant
November 13th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Champagne under $40
Replies: 102
Views: 5487

Re: Best Champagne under $40

Yes, I know this must have been discussed countless times (link please), but, in order to finish off the Legendary QPR wines thread, I need to know what you think is the greatest champagne at $40 on the shelf? Contenders so far: Laherte Freres Ultradition NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV Where ...
by Kirk.Grant
November 12th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Going beyond Region, SubRegion, Appellation
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Going beyond Region, SubRegion, Appellation

As I've gotten more & more into Barolo & started thinking about other important regions like Champagne or Rioja and how going beyond region, subregion, & appellation are a part of better understanding the wines. In Barolo there's Verduno, Roddi, Grinzane Cavour, Diano D'Alba, Serralunga D'Alba, Cast...
by Kirk.Grant
November 11th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 61
Views: 5072

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

I'm late to the Beaujolais game. My friend recently opened a bottle from Moulin a Vent at dinner and I thought it tasted like a ~$60 California pinot. His price on the wine was $38 and he told me that Beaujolais should be priced much higher but for some reason it remains undervalued. I was shocked ...
by Kirk.Grant
November 11th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine aging and group think
Replies: 141
Views: 5961

Re: Wine aging and group think

Sometimes I wonder why I sit on all this wine waiting for it to magically transform into some awesome elixir. This weekend I opened a 2011 Bedrock Papera Ranch Zinfandel that had transformed into something that I didn’t enjoy as much as I did the last time I opened one. I mean, it was good and all ...
by Kirk.Grant
November 7th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2045

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

We had a lovely dinner & loved celebrating change & welcoming a woman into the role as Vice-President!
by Kirk.Grant
November 7th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10854

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

I got a bottle of rosé chilling!

2014 Bérêche et Fils Champagne Campania Remensis

Also...I'd just like to say Mike Rappaport's tweet had me rollin' on the floor.
by Kirk.Grant
November 7th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Weingut Keller Riesling Limestone (Germany, Rheinhessen)
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: TN: 2018 Weingut Keller Riesling Limestone (Germany, Rheinhessen)

The 2019 needs a little time & patience, sounds like this one is a good idea of where the 2019 can hit a little later down the line.

Sorry you missed out on the 2019 Von der Fels. That is probably the best vintage of VdF I've had. Those also benefit with some time sideways & a little patience.
by Kirk.Grant
November 5th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 22
Views: 2194

Re: TN: 2008 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)

I’ve had a few bottles of the 08 now and it’s a clear step up from the 02 for my tastes. Qualitatively on par with the 96 at release. Never tasted the 96 on release, but I can see the 08 aging into the same level that well-kept bottles of 96 are at right now. I opened a 1996 on my wedding night in ...
by Kirk.Grant
November 5th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero
Replies: 46
Views: 3031

Re: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero

2016 Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (11/5/2020) PnP, served in a Conterno Sensory glass. I'm glad that I opened one of these early. This is a wine that I think really will blossom with another 15-20 years sideways. scents of tar, black licorice, & black ch...
by Kirk.Grant
November 4th, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazon Prime now: Barolo Boys
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

Re: Amazon Prime now: Barolo Boys

mike pobega wrote:
November 4th, 2020, 5:02 am
I just downloaded and am watching now. Interesting if not all known info. I great watch nonetheless.

My next trip to Italy deserves a Piedmont visit.

Cheers!
Thank you for sharing this. I've been curious about this movie for awhile.
by Kirk.Grant
November 4th, 2020, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10854

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Glass of NV Pol Roger, glass of 2004 Chapoutier Les Granits Blanc, opened a 2000 York Creek Meritage that Grocery Outlet sold at some ridiculous price a year ago ($13?). -Al How was the Les Granits Blanc? I've got a few 2015's stored away & didn't know how long I might be able to get them to age......
by Kirk.Grant
November 2nd, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10854

Re: Wine for election night?

Been giving this some thought. My initial reaction was that the bottle should be American. But four years ago we were in New Zealand during the election. We got to our hotel in Wellington just as it was looking like Trump was going to win. That sure made the evening and second half of our trip inte...
by Kirk.Grant
November 2nd, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is More Consistently Good: Burg or Bordeaux?
Replies: 61
Views: 2175

Re: What is More Consistently Good: Burg or Bordeaux?

Without trying to get too abstract or flowery here, I do think there is an element of the transcendent and ethereal that we are seeking in great bottles of Burgundy. I don't claim to have even a fraction of the experience with either blue-chip Bordeaux or world-class Burgundy that many others here ...
by Kirk.Grant
November 2nd, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one country...
Replies: 103
Views: 3366

Re: If only one country...

If I have access to all the wineries in the country...then my answer would be Austria with New Zealand as a close second.
by Kirk.Grant
November 1st, 2020, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero
Replies: 46
Views: 3031

Re: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero

What's the alcohol like on these wines? I've seen some pictures where it shows 15% abv on the Alessandria crus - higher than the 2015s, which honestly gives me some pause. I don't know why, but Barolo is one of the few places where 15% doesn't cause as much alarm for me as other places in the world...
by Kirk.Grant
October 31st, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WEEK 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Reds NOT from CA, FR, IT, or ES
Replies: 56
Views: 2392

Re: WEEK 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Reds NOT from CA, FR, IT, or ES

2014 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (11/30/2016) Scents of olives, smoke, dehydrated meats, and red/black fruits. The palate is silky smooth, with vibrant fruit, high acidity...and just screaming that it will have a long and exciting life. Outs...
by Kirk.Grant
October 29th, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy + sale / which are your picks.
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Burgundy + sale / which are your picks.

It's not Burgundy, but I'd be buying the 2017 Domaine Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fume de Pouilly Pur Sang - $70. That's a great price that I haven't seen since the 2004 vintage on release.
by Kirk.Grant
October 22nd, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birthday dinner - wine picks
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Birthday dinner - wine picks

It’s my 41st tomorrow (yikes) and I would appreciate some views on wine recommendations. As restaurants are closed here again, it will be a modest affair with sushi delivered by a nice Japanese chef and just my girlfriend and 4 kids (ranging 1 - 8 years old, so no wine but no quiet atmosphere to dr...
by Kirk.Grant
October 20th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

Kirk, your first note enthusiasm over the 2017, plus the memory of enjoying it long ago, influenced me to buy a sixer on pre-arrival. We expect them soon and are looking forward to enjoying them over the next few to several years. Cheers. -Jim P.S. As I often point out, "influencers influence". So,...
by Kirk.Grant
October 20th, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

I have no idea how I missed this thread before but I’m glad you revived it with a new note. I’m definitely going to grab some right now. Thanks! Glad to help, this is a wine I had back sometime around 2007-2008 & I think I actually got a bottle that was pre-oxidized but did not realize it at the ti...
by Kirk.Grant
October 19th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 288
Views: 18605

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

It's going to have to come down closer in price to the 2007 before I'm willing to jump. Sure, the wines are nice...but not worth that kind of a price-hike. It seems to me that it's probably not even the retailers, but rather the 3 tier system that is the problem here.
by Kirk.Grant
October 19th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

After really loving my last bottle of this I opted to buy a case. It's happened only a few times that I buy a full case...but this was so damned good and at $34/bottle a no-brainer in my book. 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc - France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (10/19/2020) First bottle of a ca...
by Kirk.Grant
October 18th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideas for Sauvigon Blanc tasting?
Replies: 60
Views: 2278

Re: Ideas for Sauvigon Blanc tasting?

I would choose Sauvignon Blancs from all different regions. Be sure to taste them all before food is served. The taste of the food and even the smell of it will affect your perception of the wines. I'd also suggest a very low spice level or, if that doesn't sound good, maybe a different type of foo...
by Kirk.Grant
October 18th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Starting a Wine Collection
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

Re: Starting a Wine Collection

As others have noted most of the wines your collecting will benefit from at least 5-10 years age, and in many cases longer when it comes to Bordeaux. I think there are a few other questions. If you're limiting your collection to 200 bottles due to space, then I would suggest that you diversify what ...
by Kirk.Grant
October 17th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 163
Views: 5274

Re: Real winenerd wines

Here are two of my favorites & a book worth reading if you want to try obscure. 1. NV Bartlett Estate Oak Dry Blueberry (I think it's the best wine made in America for under $25) They can age for decades & it's my personal [soap.gif] here of Wine Berserkers. * I consider myself a close friend of Bob...
by Kirk.Grant
October 17th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero
Replies: 46
Views: 3031

Re: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero

Alexander Smith wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 5:27 am
This is one of the wines I am waiting to come in
Ditto
by Kirk.Grant
October 14th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tement Ried Zieregg Morillon
Replies: 6
Views: 255

TN: 2017 Tement Ried Zieregg Morillon

2017 Tement Ried Zieregg Morillon - Austria, Styria (10/14/2020) So...this is their best Chardonnay. What a lovely bottle of wine...there's restraint, depth, power, and grace on both the nose & palate. While I only have two bottles left, I can't imagine that I'll have the restraint to keep from dri...
by Kirk.Grant
October 13th, 2020, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 171
Views: 12753

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Back in 2003 (oh so long ago) when I asked my Lieutenant what I could do to distract myself with & learn about in an effort to not think about a current stressor at that time his answer was wine. He said something akin to, "Wine is a topic that people dedicate their entire life to learning about jus...
by Kirk.Grant
October 12th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lazy decanting method.
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: Lazy decanting method.

Decant it at home, pour it back into the bottle & then everything should be fine.
by Kirk.Grant
October 12th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions
Replies: 51
Views: 3731

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

Ethan Abraham wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 7:31 am
Isn't the sylvaner called feuervogel?
I think that was an auction only wine for 2019...
by Kirk.Grant
October 10th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions
Replies: 51
Views: 3731

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

2019 Weingut Keller Riesling von der Fels - Germany, Rheinhessen (10/10/2020) I've never opened this wine early like this, but damn, this is possibly the best bottle of VdF's that I've had. The nose is expansive and at once explodes into scents filled with the most perfect peach dashed against crus...
by Kirk.Grant
October 10th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4996

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Weingut Keller Riesling von der Fels
Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive
Weingut Seehof Westhofener Morstein Weissburgunder Trocken R
Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly
Ridge Petite Sirah Lytton Estate
Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Chateau Musar
Bartlett Blueberry Winemaker's Reserve
by Kirk.Grant
October 3rd, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tement Morillon Erste Lage STK Rossberg
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: TN: 2017 Tement Morillon Erste Lage STK Rossberg

Well, I don't think they call it "Morillon" throughout Austria, just in Styria/South Styria where Tement is. Most of the Austria bottlings, including Styrian ones, I have seen use "Chardonnay." Certainly, in the Wachau, it is Chardonnay, and Knoll makes a Smaragd. I will add this is current usage; ...

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