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by Kirk.Grant
April 2nd, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked!
Replies: 33
Views: 1322

Re: Corked!

Late last year I took delivery of several mixed cases from a well known west coast supplier. These were the first wines I'd received from them. I contacted the supplier this week after two (different) wines in close succession had been cork-tainted. I received an email back pointing out how "extrao...
by Kirk.Grant
April 1st, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: TN: 1999 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Nahe)

David,

This sounds lovely...I wonder if Kabinett level Rieslings will become more scarce as global warming continues to warm the planet?
by Kirk.Grant
March 31st, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: COVID19 wine consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 2005

Re: COVID19 wine consumption

We're definitely drinking more wines that I would think of as special...but only wines that I don't want to share with a friend, or a bottle we have more of to share later.
by Kirk.Grant
March 31st, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 101
Views: 3513

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Krug & Pierre Peters for me...I can't imagine not having Les Chettillons in the cellar. My recent disappointment with Salon only has me more convinced they're not a house I'd select.
by Kirk.Grant
March 30th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 495

Re: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

Kirk that is a wine that I remember as being one or our "special occasion" whites during the 80's and early 90's. Haven't had one in a too long time and will have to revisit. Slight drifting as I tend to do, I also want to note that my most recent bottle of another " Kirk Grant Recommendation" -201...
by Kirk.Grant
March 30th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 495

Re: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

One other aspect to this wine is that it is under the Diamanté's 30 year cork. For me, that along with the balance and elegance that this shows...leads me to believe that this can easily last 25+ years. This is absolutely Outstanding!! I decided to buy a case of this after tasting this bottle. It's...
by Kirk.Grant
March 30th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB-Mid Level Weingut Keller Riesling GG's
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: WTB-Mid Level Weingut Keller Riesling GG's

cop some wittmann morstein and leave the labels to the hypebeasts [berserker.gif] This is actually some great advice. Have you opened the Wittmann’s with some age on them? I’m not sure they hold up as well as the Keller, at least not for me. I think I had a 2007 in 2018 and it was in a really great...
by Kirk.Grant
March 30th, 2020, 3:45 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB-Mid Level Weingut Keller Riesling GG's
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: WTB-Mid Level Weingut Keller Riesling GG's

m. ristev wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 11:31 pm
cop some wittmann morstein and leave the labels to the hypebeasts [berserker.gif]
This is actually some great advice.
by Kirk.Grant
March 29th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 495

Re: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

Buzz, I think this is probably the year where I went big on Bordeaux Blanc. We opened a 2017 Y de Yquem on New Years Eve...and it started me chasing down a few more that I could like and scratch the itch.
by Kirk.Grant
March 29th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime - Huh, $75 bucks for a stinkin' Beaujolais!?
Replies: 36
Views: 2362

Re: TN: 2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime - Huh, $75 bucks for a stinkin' Beaujolais!?

Thanks for the updates...I'm still sitting on my remaining bottles and feel lucky to have a magnum of this from 2011 that I'm thinking will be opened sometime in 2026 or later.
by Kirk.Grant
March 29th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 21
Views: 1406

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
March 29th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 Chateau Musar
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: 1995 Chateau Musar

Any updates on the '95??
by Kirk.Grant
March 29th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 495

Re: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

Doug Schulman wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 7:07 am
Markus S wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Always a great wine.
Yes, and really well valued.
Yes, this will become an annual case-purchase for me after last night's bottle.
by Kirk.Grant
March 28th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 495

Re: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

Thank you for the note. We really enjoyed the 2014. Ed This is my first time with this producer...but I've been tasting a lot of Bordeaux Blanc recently and this was an immediate hit for both my wife & I. I had an epiphany with a 1981 LaCour Pavillon in late 2019. So we've really been searching out...
by Kirk.Grant
March 28th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 495

TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc - France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (3/28/2020) This immediately blew both of us away...the nose is full of tropical fruits, crushed stone, and a floral lift that lingers with an air of perfume in the nostrils. The palate is lean and lithe with notes of kiwi, g...
by Kirk.Grant
March 28th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 Chateau Musar
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: 1995 Chateau Musar

I love the '95 Musar...it was my gate-way vintage to my passion for Musar. I just had a friend bring me a glass of the 2000 Blanc...with social distancing it was a new way for us to explore together.
by Kirk.Grant
March 27th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais for drinking at release?
Replies: 29
Views: 921

Re: Beaujolais for drinking at release?

I am strongly in agreement with Doug, it's easier to list the ones that require patience and will show their best with some bottle age. So for me that's many of the "super-cuvees" (3.14, L'Ultime, Cuvée Marcel Lapierre, & Tardive). Ironically the Greffe du Marquis drinks beautifully on release...but...
by Kirk.Grant
March 26th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tement Sauvignon Blanc Grosse Lage STK Zieregg
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Not..

TomHill wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 7:30 am
Not familiar with this producer, Kirk. Importer??
Wish more Sudstiermark wines were available in the USofA.
Tom
Tom the importer of this was SM Imports, from Oakland, CA. I bought them from JJ Buckley, Geoffrey Binder is my buyer with this company and he's amazing.
by Kirk.Grant
March 25th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tement Sauvignon Blanc Grosse Lage STK Zieregg
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: TN: 2017 Tement Sauvignon Blanc Grosse Lage STK Zieregg

I think I paid about what I usually paid for the single-vineyard Sancerre's that I buy. Not as affordable as NZ Sauvignon Blanc, but nowhere near as expensive as say....Dagueneau or Vatan. This will definitely be a repeat buy for me...if i can find it again.
by Kirk.Grant
March 25th, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar
Replies: 63
Views: 1579

Re: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar

I'm in! Rajiv, It's really good to see you posting here. I hope all is well for you. If this COVID thing is done maybe you'll want to take a trip to Maine this summer...I'm thinking of putting together a Vertical tasting of the Musar Blanc also with a 1995 Horizontal of the rose, blanc, & rouge for...
by Kirk.Grant
March 24th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar
Replies: 63
Views: 1579

Re: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar

I'm in! Rajiv, It's really good to see you posting here. I hope all is well for you. If this COVID thing is done maybe you'll want to take a trip to Maine this summer...I'm thinking of putting together a Vertical tasting of the Musar Blanc also with a 1995 Horizontal of the rose, blanc, & rouge for...
by Kirk.Grant
March 24th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tement Sauvignon Blanc Grosse Lage STK Zieregg
Replies: 5
Views: 196

TN: 2017 Tement Sauvignon Blanc Grosse Lage STK Zieregg

2017 Tement Sauvignon Blanc Grosse Lage STK Zieregg - Austria, Styria, Südsteiermark (3/24/2020) This is golden yellow in the glass with a creamy note (maybe there is some time on the lees?) that leads to lemon, green banana, and chalk on the nose. The palate is medium-full bodied, but framed with ...
by Kirk.Grant
March 19th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR 2011 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: TNR 2011 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons

2011 Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Speciale Blanc de Blancs Les Chetillons - France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (3/19/2020) This was really beautiful for an "off vintage year" it still had all the class & elegance I have come to expect from Pierre Peters. This has vivid notes of lemon...
by Kirk.Grant
March 19th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Montes Alpha M
Replies: 1
Views: 143

TN: 2015 Montes Alpha M

2015 Montes Alpha M - Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley (3/19/2020) This has been open 24+ hours as I'm typing this note. The wine was all smoke, eucalyptus, and plum yesterday...it took all the remaining time to show anything else on the nose or palate. Now, it's a deep ruby in the glass, with...
by Kirk.Grant
March 18th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 153
Views: 9867

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Not a full-on splurge...but it’s a start while I’m away from home!
by Kirk.Grant
March 18th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which (new) 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is for you?
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Which 2016 Chianti Classico is for you? New releases

Tim, have you seen the Renzo Marinai for sale here in the US??
by Kirk.Grant
March 10th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)

I am just realizing what an absolute value these wines are...damn. Thanks for the note.
by Kirk.Grant
March 10th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4293

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

I could be mis-remembering (I have a head injury from my time in the Army so my memory is not always the most reliable). I think I recall someone once saying that a 92 from say...Monthelie is not the same as a 92 from Clos St. Denis. While they both may be a 92 in the actual score, the 92 is a high ...
by Kirk.Grant
March 8th, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zin recommendations?
Replies: 60
Views: 2896

Re: Zin recommendations?

Hi everyone, If there's an appropriate older thread to point me to, please feel free, and I've got some mileage from the great old-vine zinyards thread, but I'm wondering if any of the zin lovers on here could provide me with a few producers to focus in on in exploring more of this wonderful grape....
by Kirk.Grant
March 6th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB-Mid Level Weingut Keller Riesling GG's
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: WTB-Mid Level Weingut Keller Riesling GG's

Robert Dentice wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 11:08 am
You and me both! And I am not even concerned about reasonable pricing.
Rare Wine Co. also has some for sale.
by Kirk.Grant
March 6th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB-Mid Level Weingut Keller Riesling GG's
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: WTB-Mid Level Weingut Keller Riesling GG's

I am looking to buy mid level Weingut Keller Rieslings-Particularly the GG's from Abts Erde, Hubacker and Kirchspiel. Possibly the new Schubertslay Kabinett. Tough to find I know and especially at reasonable pricing. Please hit me up if you have a line on any. In Chicago but will ship. Thanks. Crus...
by Kirk.Grant
March 1st, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Coron Père et Fils Charmes-Chambertin
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: TN: 1978 Coron Père et Fils Charmes-Chambertin

Awesome to see something like this showing well. Thanks for sharing the note.
by Kirk.Grant
March 1st, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 01 Coche Rougeots,90/91 Dominus,86 Ygay,15 Lafarge Chenes,07 Keller Hub,91 Bertheau BM...
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: TN: 01 Coche Rougeots,90/91 Dominus,86 Ygay,15 Lafarge Chenes,07 Keller Hub,91 Bertheau BM...

Keller GG's killed it in 2007. I'm guessing it's still got a long life ahead still.
by Kirk.Grant
March 1st, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on a couple riesling GGs
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Question on a couple riesling GGs

Brian, I would say that I drink mostly GG's when it comes to Riesling. There is a window in the early release where they can be brilliant, but that window can pass quickly. I find that they start coming back out and showing their full range sometime around 7-10 years. If they were my bottles I'd be...
by Kirk.Grant
February 29th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on a couple riesling GGs
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Question on a couple riesling GGs

Brian, I would say that I drink mostly GG's when it comes to Riesling. There is a window in the early release where they can be brilliant, but that window can pass quickly. I find that they start coming back out and showing their full range sometime around 7-10 years. If they were my bottles I'd be ...
by Kirk.Grant
February 28th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: One more Scarecrow at cost

what vintage?
by Kirk.Grant
February 28th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 8630

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

I snagged some of the 2015 Brovia Crus a few months back at what was about the lowest price I've seen on them. Still waiting for the right "next offer".
by Kirk.Grant
February 28th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...
Replies: 15
Views: 1339

Re: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...

You all never disappoint, thank you! Bummer to continue to see that wine.com doesn't ship their entire inventory to all states though so I can't get a lot of what is listed above. Couple of follow ups- For me, wine.com has the G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe for $39, Pio Cesare for $80, Elvio Cogno Cascina ...
by Kirk.Grant
February 28th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...
Replies: 15
Views: 1339

Re: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...

Hey all, Wife and I got married in 2015 and we're thinking of buying up some Barolo and Barbaresco this year to save for anniversaries down the road. We're looking to stay in the $40-75 range and were wondering what you would recommend. Unfortunately I don't have a great local wine shop, so I'm rel...
by Kirk.Grant
February 25th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1851

Re: Anything good from '81?

I would strongly encourage you to pick up a 1981 Musar (so long as Broadbent imported it) but there are other great wines to be had out there. I stumbled onto this wine that a friend was given from the cellar from someone in the family and was really wowed by it late last year. 1981 LaCour Pavillon ...
by Kirk.Grant
February 23rd, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes de Champagne - any copycats?
Replies: 24
Views: 1468

Re: Taittinger Comtes de Champagne - any copycats?

J. Rock wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 11:04 am
I'm not saying that you'll confuse it with Comtes, but I think Pierre Moncuit's NV BdB is really great BdB and a great value that punches well above its weight class.
This is a great call, it's not at the same level...but it's damn good for the money.
by Kirk.Grant
February 23rd, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chateau Musar 2012-1997 vertical
Replies: 44
Views: 2456

Re: TN: Chateau Musar 2012-1997 vertical

When it comes to decanting Musar, I often find myself thinking the same way I do with old Barolo...the longer the better. A minimum of 6-12 hours can really open up the wine is a way that 1-2 hours can't. For me, the 1999 & 2001 are in their prime window for drinking & enjoyment. I think the 2004 wi...
by Kirk.Grant
February 23rd, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: "Cult Wines"
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: TN: "Cult Wines"

It's so interesting to see a wine from a vintage that was widely panned ('94 in Bordeaux) show up as the red wine of the night. It sounds like an informative experience. Thanks for sharing.
by Kirk.Grant
February 22nd, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

I’m not really sure the Le cache fits those bigger bottles; dom yes, Krug no. We have the euro credenza and it definitely does not. I heard eurocave does? I've got Krug, Dom, & Magnums in my Eurocaves. The raking is adjustable and I've really been happy with them. Just the cost of filters once/year...
by Kirk.Grant
February 22nd, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: TN: 1998 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut (France, Champagne)

1998 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut - France, Champagne (9/10/2019) This bottle was purchased while on vacation only 6 months prior so there was no telling the provenance. However, this bottle showed quite lovely while also at a stage where it's entering the more mature part of it's life. I was down-r...
by Kirk.Grant
February 20th, 2020, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: good wine shops near Virginia beach?
Replies: 1
Views: 251

good wine shops near Virginia beach?

Hello all, I'll be traveling for work to Virginia Beach in a few weeks and I'm hoping someone here can point me to a good wine shop that's worth the visit. Thanks in advance!
by Kirk.Grant
February 19th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 69
Views: 2837

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

I'd look to German Riesling...there are so many that are still great and a relative value given the age of the wines...
by Kirk.Grant
February 17th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 105
Views: 5869

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

Thanks for all the replies everyone. Here are some of the recent bottles I've tried, all were tasted in 2019 / 2020, as well as the provenance: 1979 Insignia - purchased on release and stored in a temperature controlled cellar. 1990 Sociando-Mallet - purchased on release and stored in a temperature...

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