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by J Dove
May 12th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2477

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

Greg K wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 8:30 am
1986 and 2004, with the caveat that I primarily drink left bank wines.

1986, on the Left Bank, is a great vintage, IMO.
by J Dove
May 2nd, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin old bottle
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

Re: Coravin old bottle

The hissing at the end is just argon coming out until the pressure equalizes to atmospheric. It shouldn’t make a difference in effectiveness of the seal. Back when I was using the Coravin, I turned it upright once the pour slowed. I didn’t care for the dribbling and time it took to wait for the pou...
by J Dove
May 2nd, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 13 vintages of Sociando-Mallet
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: TN: 13 vintages of Sociando-Mallet

the 1996 SM was a screaming good wine at age 10-15. It was better then, IMO. But when it was at its best, it was one fantastic wine.
by J Dove
May 2nd, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 2111

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

A wine that has TCA becomes something different than the same wine that does not have TCA. So, from that perspective, if you have any sensitivity to TCA at all -- once it's corked, it's corked, IMO. Can I drink a wine that is 'lightly corked'? Yes. But, when it happens, I usually open another bottle...
by J Dove
April 28th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé
Replies: 41
Views: 2784

Re: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

Interesting (though I paid $50 for most of the 2013 Riservas as well). Same here, $50 a bottle for 2013 Asili and Rabaja. I knew it wouldn't be long before the Rabaja would be double in cost. Vinopolis in Oregon just released their first tranche for $99, already sold out. I bet US release price for...
by J Dove
April 23rd, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 4196

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

California fires caused a lot of distress at a human level, people losing homes etc. That's how its different. Im sorry i find humour in almost every situation but im not going to feel bad about some grapes getting frost bite, nobody died or had homes destroyed. OK maybe some Burgundians dont have ...
by J Dove
April 23rd, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 16609

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Jürgen Steinke wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 6:01 am
By the way: I just stumbled across a vote from the famous Henry Jayer.
"A good wine is always a good wine. It doest need excuses". (Like too young etc.)
I thought this fits into our recent discussion.
That's so, so true -- depending on who is tasting the wine. lol
by J Dove
April 22nd, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italy wine shop recs
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: Italy wine shop recs

How about Milan, while we're add it -- or, the Italian Lakes (Como)?
by J Dove
April 14th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Re: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related

Also -- how do I get on the Jay Hack invite list?
by J Dove
April 14th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Re: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related

I moved from STL to CT in 2012. Had the same issues and questions. My thoughts: - Love it here, but: - The infrastructure everywhere around here is circa 1970; Westchester is even worse. You're from Boston, so no surprises likely. - The traffic completely sucks - Restaurant scene in CT is pretty hor...
by J Dove
March 24th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Chateau Beychevelle
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Re: TN: 1982 Chateau Beychevelle

Good bottles of 1982 Beychevelle remind me of the 1982 PLL. There's a mix of really ripe fruit and highly aromatic green-coffee / herbal scents that both have in common. The PLL is the better wine, but for the price, the Beychevelle might be the smart buy, IMO.
by J Dove
March 19th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 89
Views: 8976

Re: $3000 bottle

Ah, there's an idiot born every second...
by J Dove
March 4th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 73
Views: 8291

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

Love posts like this. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
by J Dove
February 25th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks poll
Replies: 47
Views: 2088

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks poll

People like Alan remind me why I dropped out of wine boards 10 years ago.
by J Dove
February 22nd, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 291
Views: 16296

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

The troll thread that keeps on giving. Let’s begin with your basic pig ignorance about wine and food in France. Somehow you decided the democracy that does allows you to come to the board and spout nonsense means that what you have to say carries some weight. Others have explained why your OP had n...
by J Dove
February 22nd, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 291
Views: 16296

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

The troll thread that keeps on giving. Let’s begin with your basic pig ignorance about wine and food in France. Somehow you decided the democracy that does allows you to come to the board and spout nonsense means that what you have to say carries some weight. Others have explained why your OP had n...
by J Dove
February 21st, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 291
Views: 16296

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

Alan, you're a popular guy. Akin to the Howard Stern of Wine Berserkers - everyone loves to hate you. It doesn't take too long to figure out that any thread you start will quickly devolve into a squabble of some sort. Keep it up and revel in your notoriety. Every forum needs a member or two like yo...
by J Dove
February 21st, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 291
Views: 16296

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

Howard Cooper wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 1:21 pm
Art R wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 8:05 am
agree with Dan, the OPer is eating in the wrong places.
With the OP, it would not make any difference if he was eating in the right places.
Exactly. When he grows up and re-reads this someday, he'll be as embarrassed for himself as we are for him now.
by J Dove
February 21st, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 291
Views: 16296

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

Who let the 13 year old get a log in to this site?
by J Dove
February 21st, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 28
Views: 1883

Re: TN: 2016 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Just my opinion but I think this is the best vintage of Besucastel ever produced. What is it that makes you believe this? Strong statement and the wine is still so young. Thanks. Larry, First, I am going to go out on a limb a bit further and say the 2016 Hommage Perrin is also the best vintage yet ...
by J Dove
February 18th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 152
Views: 8462

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

If someone told me I had to have the 2016 Produttori Langhe as a desert island wine, I don't think I'd shed a tear. I love it.

While twice as much, the 2015 Castello di Verduno Barbaresco is pretty terrific too.
by J Dove
February 18th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru, Les Clos
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: 2004 William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru, Les Clos

My 2002s have all been shot, unfortunately.
by J Dove
February 14th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 152
Views: 8462

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

By coincidence, I'm drinking this tonight too -- again, best $16 red wine purchase for me in many years. I had the 2017 Langhe a couple days ago and it was a little leaner, more obviously Nebbiolo, and perhaps a touch more 'classic' in style. Very good -- but the 2016 is just off the charts for the ...
by J Dove
February 5th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?
Replies: 47
Views: 2925

Re: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?

I'll pile on the I'll Drink to That bandwagon. It's a shame Levi hasn't been picked up by NPR. His podcasts are my favorite on the entire platform.
by J Dove
February 5th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 328
Views: 13246

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

It's going to be interesting to see whether demand from emerging markets offsets the reduction in demand that comes from weed and a general economy that favors a $100 bottle of single malt or bourbon over fine wine. If we see a solid recession, wine is going to get really cheap. I predict really gre...
by J Dove
January 29th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 1
Views: 282

TN: 2002 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

2002 Château Léoville Poyferré - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (1/29/2019) Even after 16+ years, the color shows virtually no evolution. Impenetrable. Dark and really brooding nose shows cassis, currant bush, green coffee beans, eucalyptus, and a slightly fresh woody note that comes off as ve...
by J Dove
January 29th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese **
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese **

Have a few of these -- don't think I've ever opened one yet. Thanks for the note. Sounds like there's a lot to look forward to. Btw, the Spatlesen are tasting awesome now.
by J Dove
January 28th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3894

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

I'm extremely diligent in using CT for tracking every bottle I buy, consume, tasting notes regardless of bottle source, etc... My inventory is extremely accurate. iirc my last physical inventory I was off less that 1/2 of 1 percent on a 1,300 bottle inventory. Here's the trick that I learned to hel...
by J Dove
January 19th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pichon Comtesse - maybe the best since 1982
Replies: 56
Views: 4204

Re: 2016 Pichon Comtesse - maybe the best since 1982?!

Mark Golodetz wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 8:30 am
It makes sense. The glory of Bordeaux is that they are made with barely ripe grapes. With global warming, the Merlots especially will get alcoholic and pruney.
I am so going to resist saying what first came to mind with this post.
by J Dove
January 19th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: 2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides

I preface this by saying I'm a big fan of the '16 and of Pax wines in general, but I had my first of the '17 last night and the only way I can accurately describe it is to say that it was bizarre. The bottle had an incredible amount of sediment for such a young wine, all stuck to the side of the ne...
by J Dove
January 19th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pleasant surprises
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Pleasant surprises

It's not uncommon to open a bottle you had high hopes for and end up a little or a lot disappointed. I love it when the opposite happens. I love Cab Franc, so take this with a grain of salt... 1997 P-J Druet Clos de Danzay Chinon -- maybe $14 on release Tarragon, little garrigue, and red fruit nose....
by J Dove
December 3rd, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice
Replies: 109
Views: 3130

Re: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice

I hate having magnums that I bought years ago that I no longer want to drink because my tastes have changed. It's hard to generate much excitement about opening them. When I do have a larger crowd to entertain, I feel like opening stuff I like NOW. So the old stuff sits there gathering dust....I gu...
by J Dove
December 2nd, 2018, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition
Replies: 78
Views: 6206

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition

ykwon wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 6:35 pm
2015 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 375ml @ $14.88/each
You win.
by J Dove
December 2nd, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition
Replies: 78
Views: 6206

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition

2013 Produttori Crus for $43.
2016 Produtorri Langhe $16 (regular price)
2016 il Coroncino Verdicchio Castelli de Jesi $20 (regular price)
Lots of 2016 Cru Beaujolais
by J Dove
December 2nd, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 3843

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

I'd rather drink your average 2014 Bordeaux than most of what came out of even the better vintages in the 1970s. I just wish they would go easy on the toast, the new oak, and the general tendency to trade aromatics for heft. There's a middle ground. I had the last of a 2000 Haut Bages Liberal tonigh...
by J Dove
December 2nd, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: 2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides

yes.
by J Dove
December 2nd, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: 2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides

So, I asked my friend to bring over the leftovers from last night and he obliged. If it's possible that it was worse, it was. He's a long-time fan of Rhone Rangers, which is why I brought it last night along with the Beaucastel. After tasting it again, we both agreed something went wrong with my bot...
by J Dove
December 1st, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides

This stands out as my most memorably disappointing wine of 2018. Pretty floral nose. A little lean. Tartness mixed with sweet cranberry juice (in the more literal sense -- it actually reminded me of Ocean Spray) and Syrah freakiness. Not a fan at all. Not even a little bit. It is a total head scratc...
by J Dove
December 1st, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: TN: 2016 G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba

The 2013 Bricco della Viole is terrific. And their Freisa is typically very good too.
by J Dove
November 30th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "There are truly amazing wines meant to consume very young."
Replies: 81
Views: 4256

Re: "There are truly amazing wines meant to consume very young."

Chris Seiber wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 2:01 pm

I always say, I'd rather have a $20 90 point Riesling at age 15 than a $50 94 point Riesling which was just released. To each his own.
There's a good bit of wisdom there.
by J Dove
November 30th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: TN: 2016 G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba

Listen to Levi Dalton's interview with the family. It's really terrific. The respect they have for their craft really comes through.
by J Dove
November 30th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?
Replies: 30
Views: 3129

Re: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?

A comparison to Nicolas Feuillatte... damning with faint praise.
by J Dove
November 30th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux
Replies: 86
Views: 6972

Re: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux

IMO, when we were drinking BDX from the 1980s, the best bottles were Dan's. They were just fresher and cleaner. As a counterpoint, I remember his 1987 Cabs as always being harder than other peoples. It's all subjective and probably at some point affected by some sort of bias -- but, we all shared th...
by J Dove
November 29th, 2018, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More 2015 Northern Rhone
Replies: 11
Views: 1774

Re: More 2015 Northern Rhone

Awesome... thanks for the note on the Jamet.
by J Dove
November 29th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux
Replies: 86
Views: 6972

Re: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux

RE: Cellar Temps A friend from an old tasting group visited from STL this past weekend. I showed him the new cellar and temperature came up. We both recounted how a friend kept his cellar really cold -- 50-52 degrees. His wines always showed much fresher and younger than they were. IMO, it really pa...
by J Dove
November 29th, 2018, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice
Replies: 109
Views: 3130

Re: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice

Yeah, I don't get the concern. I agree with you, Neal. I've never had issues.
by J Dove
November 29th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice
Replies: 109
Views: 3130

Re: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice

For favorite wines that I buy in quantity (e.g., Pichon Lalande, Felsina Rancia, Montrose, Sociando Mallet, Produttori del Barbaresco Crus, Foillard Cote du Py, Clos de la Roillette, etc.) I like buying a magnum too and plan on drinking them last. It seems like a dinner party and magnum is a good ap...
by J Dove
November 28th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice
Replies: 109
Views: 3130

Re: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Why would you buy 375 to age 10-20 years? Makes no sense.
Why? I have cases of 375s that are 15-20 years old. Why should I not have them? Not sure I understand why it doesn't make sense...
by J Dove
November 28th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Domestic Pinot Noir: Better or just different?
Replies: 134
Views: 8519

Re: Aging Domestic Pinot Noir: Better or just different?

MitchTallan wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 10:16 am
This reminds me to ask; who was it who had "Age your Lorings" as his by-line?
Someone who probably doesn't have that as a by-line anymore, I suspect.

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