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by Dale Williams
October 28th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: TN: 2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)

I also had this last weekend. Color on my bottle was a little darker than I expected, but racy and young on nose and palate. Petrol, citrus, herbs, with long stony finish. I've had one advanced bottle (so was worried by color when poured), but this was great. Hop rest are the same. Ramon, i've had v...
by Dale Williams
October 22nd, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the oldest white chateauneuf you have had, and how did it show?
Replies: 20
Views: 1047

Re: What is the oldest white chateauneuf you have had, and how did it show?

I had an older Beaucastel Blanc (76 or 77, can't find notes) 10 years ago that I really liked, and I don't generally like white Rhone that much.
And there was an '83 Solitude you brought to my house, pretty sure neither of us liked it. :(
by Dale Williams
September 20th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 1882

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

Burgers are just the foundation. Depends on how you plan to serve them. Blue cheese and caramelized onions? American cheese and ketchup? Cheddar and potato chips? Lots of options call for different wines. Safest bet for a clean and rare preparation over charcoal is young and fruit forward. I've got...
by Dale Williams
September 17th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008

Still have a mixed box of 08 in storage (Francois CdB and MD, Pacal Grande Cote and MD), sounds like time to pull it and have fun. Probably my favorite vintage from the vertical we did. Wait until you can invite me over. I promise to bring something good. And to play with the dog. :) We just bought...
by Dale Williams
September 16th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008

I was on the Bdx zoom, and thought my bottle of the Sociando was quite nice, a bit fresher than 2 other bottles of '82 I've had in last couple years. Tangy acid for an '82, typical SM herbs, the iron note Mark mentions. But I'd drink soon. I went through my '09 Cotats which were a bit heavy/hot, but...
by Dale Williams
September 8th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Investing Platforms
Replies: 88
Views: 3403

Re: Wine Investing Platforms

It’s also not a great investment to begin with, due to friction and carrying costs. Exactly. Their website compares "Wine" over 20 years to the S&P. What wine? Their Vinovest 100? Because if it's an index done now it's pretty meaningless,, if I could pick stocks I wish I'd bought 20 years ago I'd b...
by Dale Williams
September 4th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1977 Spring Mountain Pinot Noir, Napa Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 1003

Re: And More...

Mike Robbins was a retired Naval (Admiral?) Officer. I did a visit with him at Miravalle in the mid-'70's. An absolutely charming man who walked me thru the mansion, pre-FalconCrest days. His restoration of it was a labor of love. The wnry was in the old barn/carriage house away from the house. His...
by Dale Williams
September 2nd, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jonah crab
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Jonah crab

I've gotten the claws several times this summer (different purveyor Mark), they come steamed. Usually serve cold with a dipping sauce based on Joe's Stone Crab. Lot of work per amount, but tasty and a good appetizer. Brent gets a better price than I did.
by Dale Williams
August 31st, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)
Replies: 28
Views: 939

Re: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)

I don't think anyone that I know points to corks as the sole culprit. I do think that the variance of cork transmission is extremely likely to be a factor in the randomness of what most of us call premox. I love the idea that one can only talk about premox is you can trace it to specific errors by t...
by Dale Williams
August 30th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)
Replies: 28
Views: 939

Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)

So there’s been tons of conversation about premox in white Burgundy since 1996, and fair amount about white Bordeaux. Some discussion about Alsace, and at least some about particular Chenin Blanc producers (Closel,Huet, Chidaine) in at least certain vintages. But I haven’t seen any discussion about ...
by Dale Williams
August 28th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO
Replies: 16
Views: 2322

Re: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO

Intriguing that the thieves: i) specifically targeted that wine; and ii) spent the time to remove the bottles and replace the empty cases in the container. Would have thought the second point would be very time consuming...surely would have been safer just to take the cases. Unless they were hoping...
by Dale Williams
August 28th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine
Replies: 39
Views: 2685

Re: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine

When people ask me if I like wine they usually offer me their grandfather's homemade port, or some other monstrosity. Yes, I mentioned wine to a work neighbor (lives/owns building next to my office, nice guy) and he said "you like wine? Wait here." Brought out 2 shiners. "This one is a Bordeaux and...
by Dale Williams
August 24th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White paper bottle tags
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: White paper bottle tags

Wine Enthusiast has always carried them
by Dale Williams
August 17th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: TN: 2001 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny

Jay, I think it was better than Mugnier that night on everyone's chart (pretty sure I brought the Mugnier), Great memorable tasting. I bought the Drouhin that night when I got home, but have drunk (and the Roumier too). Mugnier has been fine, I think I have one left. https://groups.google.com/forum/...
by Dale Williams
July 28th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 90
Views: 4446

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

my go to is coarse sea (not mined) salt. I don't think you have to go specialty and find that Mortons Kosher coarse sea salt in the blue box I don't think Morton's Kosher (or DC)is necessarily sea salt. It's the processing not the source. During pandemic shortages I had trouble find DC , had to buy...
by Dale Williams
July 24th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An Evolution of Pesto
Replies: 17
Views: 1491

Re: An Evolution of Pesto

thanks Suzanne for goat cheese idea, will try. I make a lot of variations, probably the pesto I make most uses radish leaves. I love good pinenuts (I avoid Chinese), but pistachios, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds (cheap!) are fun alternatives. Have to be careful with walnuts, too much can be bitt...
by Dale Williams
July 16th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5160

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Not unbroken, but wines I have most vintages of in CT 11 Magdelaine (1970-2009) 9 Drouhin Mouches rouge (1993-2016) 9 Trimbach CFE (1995-2009) 9 Leo-Poy (1966-2002) 8 Beychevelle (1959-2015) A few wines like Donnhoff OL Kab , Briords, Produttori normale might be at least that many, I am bad about ke...
by Dale Williams
July 5th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?
Replies: 20
Views: 796

Re: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?

Had the '76 Villa Mt Eden CS yesterday , doesn't have the rep of the '74 or '78, but this was a classic old school cab with good acids, lots of herbs, nice length. A drought year but no roasted notes.
by Dale Williams
June 30th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't get the wine auction market
Replies: 50
Views: 2507

Re: I don't get the wine auction market

Which auctions does WMJ cover? Are mere mortals allowed in all of them? I ask because sometimes I see bottles I paid a fair amount for (at retail or for back-vintage) go for much less in the auction market, but it doesn't say which auction or when. I would love to get in on some of them though. One...
by Dale Williams
June 19th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to keep wine glasses immaculate???
Replies: 39
Views: 2644

Re: How to keep wine glasses immaculate???

I use Oxi-Clean as well (it's just a combination of soda ash and hydrogen peroxide, rinses off clean with no residue)
by Dale Williams
June 17th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20459

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I can't really see myself boycotting a winery because owner donated money to a political candidate I don't care for. Nor do I spend time researching the social/political views of winemakers before buying. But in the aftermath of the 9/11 comments I stopped buying de Montille wines for several years ...
by Dale Williams
June 17th, 2020, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1172

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

Andy, but at the top the numbers are very, very different. There are hundreds of cases of LMHB Blanc and hundreds of bottles of many examples of grand cru white burgundy. But there hundreds of different wines from Grand Cru white Burgundy vineyards, and probably another 1000 1er wines that one woul...
by Dale Williams
June 14th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2540

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

A lot of the Kabinett, Spätlese and Auslese in my cellar are bone dry...... Which wines/producers? I have a few Spatlese Trockens and have tasted some Auslese trockens, but none that I'd consider bone dry- even with intense acids there's some sense of RS. As to original question, my CT seems to be ...
by Dale Williams
June 14th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1172

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

My limited experience is that well-stored white Bordeaux used to age beautifully- I have '83 & 89 DDC that have been drinking well and continue to- but that changed in mid-90s. Just like with white Burgundy, one can have a single batch that can show wide variation. 2001 Carbonnieux and La Louviere d...
by Dale Williams
June 11th, 2020, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $15 whites
Replies: 42
Views: 1342

Re: Sub $15 whites

I just bought my annual 6 pack of Collestefano Verdicchio di Matelica. The Pepiere regular Muscadet i a superb value, though I usually spend the extra bucks for the Briords. I occasionally buy the Perrin's La Vieille Ferme blanc for cooking wine- the only $7 wine I can think of I willingly drink a g...
by Dale Williams
June 5th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Grapelord of Napa Faces a Threat Worse Than Plague
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: The Grapelord of Napa Faces a Threat Worse Than Plague

there was a long thread about this article when it came out last month
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=169991&hilit=Beckstoffer
by Dale Williams
June 4th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 11602

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

I have several things ('08 Magdelaine, various recent Kab/Spat,'12 Roty Gevrey) that I have full cases of, but nothing more. Huet Cuvee Constance 1989, close to two cases (well, maybe more like 20 bottles, I've been behind on logging). My favorite dessert wine of all time, and if you have 20 probabl...
by Dale Williams
May 29th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: almost 1000 bottles of cooked serious wine.
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

almost 1000 bottles of cooked serious wine.

apologies if already posted, didn't see in search
Last June, a shipment of 995 bottles of wine from Stockholm, Sweden, to wine retailer and auction house Zachys in New York apparently went horribly wrong
https://www.foodandwine.com/news/auctio ... ollar-loss
by Dale Williams
May 20th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom tasting for 9. VCC 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Re: Zoom tasting for 9. VCC 2014

I decanted when I got home about 5, a bit behind other participants. Nose remained pretty quiet for a while, I was surprised by the gentleness of the tannins, though I know not a “big” vintage. Red fruited, though occasionally a thought of cassis crossed my mind, definite pleasant herby notes. It wa...
by Dale Williams
May 14th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom wines
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Zoom wines

Thanks Mark. My guess on the Roulot was an ambitious Macon from a really ripe year. I was surprised at Roulot,nat Cote d'Or, and at 2017. Certainly not QPR wine! I think of myself as fairly tolerant of modern styled wines even if I prefer more traditional, but I thought the du Tertre was too glossy,...
by Dale Williams
May 12th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1961
Replies: 38
Views: 1435

Re: 1961

Lots of candidates in Bordeaux and Piedmont if well stored. Palmer is legendary (and one of my top Bdx of all time), but so is pricing. Pichon Lalande is really good, and for less pricey Beychevelle and Lascombes have showed well recently.
by Dale Williams
May 9th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6441

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

Does anybody know anything about the author? When I first read the article I assumed Eric Asimov had written it and puzzled over the little mistakes. Or The region has unquestionably the best terroir in the United States, I don't think unquestionable (Montebello/Santa Cruz being my fave, but lots o...
by Dale Williams
May 3rd, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19

Whew! I was worrried.:)
I really love Togni, yet only have a couple bottles. Must improve.
by Dale Williams
May 3rd, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19

The Togni sounds nice. Now tell us what you paired it with. [snort.gif]
by Dale Williams
May 1st, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 103
Views: 5152

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

I think most of John's advice is spot on. I used to worry about long decants on 40 year old Nebbiolo, but Jamie W was pretty clear he thought it was way to go, and now I don't think twice about it. I think the only wine in John's article I might differ substantially on is older Rioja, which I genera...
by Dale Williams
April 29th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1973
Replies: 37
Views: 1534

Re: 1973

1973 Heitz Marthas or Mayacamas are both great, though pricey
Rioja is a better bet if you want to keep reasonable I think.
by Dale Williams
April 23rd, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry Ice and Wine Shipments
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Dry Ice and Wine Shipments

The only thing I have seen dry ice used for is to keep things frozen, not cool. when I was in HS/college my summer job was working at airport caterer. We'd put a small slab of dry ice (wrapped) into a sleeve in carrier that held 9-12 premade trays of food to keep cool. But in general I don't think ...
by Dale Williams
April 19th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Poyferre 1982 paired with my almost bucket dinner
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

Re: Leoville Poyferre 1982 paired with my almost bucket dinner

Shhhh! His delivery times already went from 4 days to 7 to 10!
Seriously, anyone in Westchester should consider. Great stuff (inc North Country bacon) , and they are nice people
by Dale Williams
April 14th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Graves and a Loire
Replies: 24
Views: 864

Re: TN: A Graves and a Loire

Ramon C wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 8:27 am
I remember the 1979 Haut-Bailly back then that was awesome.
A fun night (though Jay's CSH was my WOTN)
If we did redo I should be able to bring '66 or '00, or repeat the '88
by Dale Williams
April 14th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A tale of two Edmunds
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: TN: A tale of two Edmunds

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 5:57 am
I have a 1995 of this in Maggie, I hope and fully expect it to be alive!

Need to find a reason to pop it . . . .
Really? I didn't know Steve made W-F that far back (love thr '95 Durrell).
I really liked the '05 W-F in 2010 and 2015, will need to dig out one to try.
by Dale Williams
April 13th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Wine Are You Opening For Easter Dinner?
Replies: 50
Views: 1668

Re: Which Wine Are You Opening For Easter Dinner?

Ham, asparagus, 4 variations on deviled eggs, potatoes. 2015 Ultramarine Rose (not very Champagne like, but nice full bubbly) and 375 of '83 Canon (strangely muted, not like another recent bottle, but didn't detect any overt TCA)
by Dale Williams
April 4th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top ten events that really spurred your interest in wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1436

Re: Top ten events that really spurred your interest in wine

As mentioned in 10 most influential wines thread, an Easter dinner at a friend’s home, her busband and a friend were sorta geeks, they opened some wines (nothing impressive by wine board standards) including a 1982 Gloria which entranced me. I don’t remember what I brough, but sure if I did I’d be e...
by Dale Williams
April 3rd, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Noir Detective Wines?
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Noir Detective Wines?

I've never had either. Generally I' d think of Tempier or maybe Simone as greatest Provencal wines, But risky taking wine advice from novels (I wrote authors of a well-known series after their protagonist demonstrated his refined tastes and enormous wealth by drinking the 1992 Petrus- maybe not best...
by Dale Williams
April 3rd, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne is a white wine with benefits.
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: Champagne is a white wine with benefits.

While I love Champagne (of all tints) I do not think it replaces white wine. We drink more dishes that are not especially red-friendly over las few years, and so while Champagne is definitely in the mix, so are white Burgundy inc. Chablis, Riesling, Loire whites, etc. Why limit oneself? If I couldn'...
by Dale Williams
April 1st, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ten most influential wines
Replies: 154
Views: 12549

Re: Your ten most influential wines

1982 Ch. Gloria - tasted around 1991 (when it should have been shut down), first wine which truly got all my attention, the beginning of long journey 2001 Donnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Kab- prearrival tasting, not the best 2001 Riesling I had but the first. 1983 Cheval Blanc- great wine that at the ti...
by Dale Williams
March 30th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos de L'Olive - Chinon - 1989 - Couly-Dutheil
Replies: 27
Views: 1097

Re: Clos de L'Olive - Chinon - 1989 - Couly-Dutheil

I'm the outlier here, I had the '89 Clos de l'Olive last year and found disappointing and very un-1989 ish.
I've pretty much given up on buying Couly-Dutheil.
by Dale Williams
March 29th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 57
Views: 3538

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Why would you? People shouldn't let external factors like the economy factor into drinking wine. Really? I've never bought wine in my life except to drink, but I certainly factor in whether I expect the wine to be cheaper or more expensive in the near future, as well as my personal finances. I've r...
by Dale Williams
March 28th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 66
Views: 2330

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

Reds
2005
2002
1999
2006 (surprised me)
2008

Whites 2010 is only vintage I have more than a case (13 bottles) recorded,although probably didn't enter 2017 Chablis I plan on drinking young
by Dale Williams
March 26th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new cellar from cellarraiders
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: new cellar from cellarraiders

Lots of Bordeaux, plenty of young but some things like 90 Poyferre, 82 Gruaud, etc that I like. But pricing is pretty firm, and I think with market situation last 6 weeks there will be less interest. A couple of ok deals on mags (Togni and Giacosa), but I'm not buying mags while sequestered. :)
by Dale Williams
March 20th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 28
Views: 2863

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

We got D'Artangan (duck breasts) today on schedule. Sure delivery system is hammered but NJ to NY probably easier than Texas.
I thought about Flannery or Holy Grail, but looking at DJIA maybe my "splurge" should be Rancho Gordo.

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