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by Jeff Vaughan
July 12th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 37
Views: 1076

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Thanks for the note. At what age do generally like to drink the VD Forest? I've never had one with more than 10 years of age and I am sitting on some 08, 09 and 10.
by Jeff Vaughan
July 8th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Cambon la Pelouse
Replies: 22
Views: 1270

Re: 2010 Cambon la Pelouse

Thanks Robert. I look forward to hearing about the 2016.
by Jeff Vaughan
July 8th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Cambon la Pelouse
Replies: 22
Views: 1270

Re: 2010 Cambon la Pelouse

I opened one of these over the weekend. It put a smile on my face and my wife loved it. I am kicking myself for only buying one case. Crazy QPR. Has anyone tried the 14, 15 or 16?
by Jeff Vaughan
July 5th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon
Replies: 47
Views: 2218

Re: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon

My TW purchases are limited to Bordeaux and Nada Fiorenzo (Barbaresco).
by Jeff Vaughan
June 30th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1190

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

Reds - Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo, Lanessan Whites - Peppiere Muscadet, Collestefano Verdicchio Man I wish I could find Produttori Langhe near me for this price. I know it exists... but its at least $4-5 more by me. I would consider lining a wall in my house with it at $17. $28.99 at the plcb. And ...
by Jeff Vaughan
June 30th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1190

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

Reds - Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo, Lanessan
Whites - Peppiere Muscadet, Collestefano Verdicchio
by Jeff Vaughan
June 28th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rose', 2017 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: TN: 2018 Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rose', 2017 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore

I don't think I'm a fan of the Carato, though I have only had it once, and it was a small pour. From memory, it seemed oaky and oxidized. Neither of which I am a big fan of. I like the Fiore, though.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 27th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 3534

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

But monopoly pricing structures aren't subject to supply and demand! They're just subject to whatever price the monopolist sets as the price it considers appropriate! How is this a monopoly? That's sort of like complaining about the cost of a Ferrari or other high end product. There are always othe...
by Jeff Vaughan
June 27th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5586

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

I like scotch, but I tend to only have one smallish pour, when I am not drinking anything else. I don't drink enough to really feel it. When I drink Port, it is usually a very small pour, almost always after a longer night of eating and drinking, where I have already had many glasses of wine. It wou...
by Jeff Vaughan
June 26th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5586

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

At 15%, drinking and entire bottle of wine yields 3.75 oz of alcohol. 13% takes it down to 3.25 oz of alcohol. If you killed two entire bottles on your own, the difference would be 1 oz of alcohol consumed. It wouldn’t seem that from drinking an entire bottle’s worth of wine the extra half ounce wo...
by Jeff Vaughan
June 25th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5586

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

I’m with you one the alcohol. I feel it more than ever. We have cut back on drinking during the week and have gravitated to lower alcohol wines in general, including Champagne.

I’ve also started spitting at trade tastings and make sure I drink a lot of water.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 25th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Expressions of Tempranillo - Ribera vs Rioja
Replies: 17
Views: 1000

Re: Expressions of Tempranillo - Ribera vs Rioja

Otto, thanks for that summary. Can you recommend Rioja made with french oak barrels? I like some LdH, and feel like I would like more Tempranillo based wines if there was less oak, especially American oak.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 24th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11219
Views: 506337

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 5:56 am
Jeff Vaughan wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 5:43 am
4 x 2000 Chateau Lanessan. I thought that might have been you bidding on them.
Haha, yes. I didn’t counter. Good buys for both of us!
Ha! I was hoping you would see it that way.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 24th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11219
Views: 506337

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 x 2000 Chateau Lanessan. I thought that might have been you bidding on them.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 22nd, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 3534

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

I’m getting too old, so I swore I wasn’t going to buy any. But then I got weak and bought 6 Leoville Barton. At my age (51) it makes more sense to buy older vintages.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 20th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11219
Views: 506337

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

They are different in style. Which is "better" depends on the style of wine you like. I think 14 is leaner, crunchier and a little more red fruited. 15 is darker toned and more fruity. I haven't tried 16 yet. Buy one/some of each and report back with your thoughts.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 19th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

ChadG wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Looking to pick up some good chardonnay if there are any deals to be had.
Chad
It depends on your tastes for Chardonnay, but for me it is hard to beat most 1er Cru Chablis. Especially those that don't use any or much wood.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 11th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: bead and mousse

I am not an expert, but I think fine bubbles are a hallmark of better made sparklers. Tell your daughter it is a slippery slope...
by Jeff Vaughan
June 11th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: bead and mousse

I like that bottling. What did you think of it?
by Jeff Vaughan
June 4th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park

Thanks for all the recommendations. I'll report back once we get further into our planning.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 3rd, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1682

Re: Where please?

Welcome Len!
by Jeff Vaughan
June 1st, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 234
Views: 13109

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Just wanted to pass along a great experience. I purchased some of the Grassl 1855 glasses. They are great. One broke however, but Chris replaced as promised for $10 shipping. Glass came within a week of order! Makes me wish I got some of the Cru… I had the the same thing happen, and also wish I bou...
by Jeff Vaughan
May 31st, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Bordeaux supposed to have a laxative effect?
Replies: 69
Views: 5579

Re: Is Bordeaux supposed to have a laxative effect?

I feel like I just ate a bacon wrapped hot dog from a street vendor in Tiajuana. Ill be needing an IV soon if it keeps up. Especially if I go for another glass tonight to see how it tastes on day two. Glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that. I would have spit it all over my monitor. When t...
by Jeff Vaughan
May 31st, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo (Update)
Replies: 57
Views: 5138

Re: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo

I love these threads. Thanks for posting.
by Jeff Vaughan
May 31st, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 15405

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

I swore I wasn't going to buy. Just buy more 14, 15 and 16. Then, this morning I tried to buy more 2016 Leoville Barton and struggled to find it near me. What I am finding is in nearby states and close to $120. Then I have shipping issues in PA and DE. I became weak and I broke down and bought six ...
by Jeff Vaughan
May 29th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 15405

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

I swore I wasn't going to buy. Just buy more 14, 15 and 16. Then, this morning I tried to buy more 2016 Leoville Barton and struggled to find it near me. What I am finding is in nearby states and close to $120. Then I have shipping issues in PA and DE. I became weak and I broke down and bought six o...
by Jeff Vaughan
May 27th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park

My family and I are going to be visiting this area later this summer. Any recommendations on restaurants, hikes, tours, day trips, etc. that are off the beaten path? Things that might not pop up on the normal trip advisor searches.
by Jeff Vaughan
May 13th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1474

Re: Coq au vin

You can't go wrong with Julia Child's for coq au vin or beef bourguignon recipes. Both of these take a considerable amount of effort and I wouldn't take the chance of using a flawed wine when putting in that kind of work. I also wouldn't use DRC or Bartolo Mascarello level wine as John pointed out. ...
by Jeff Vaughan
May 13th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1474

Re: Coq au vin

I believe it was the Cajun Cook Justin Wilson that used to say "never cook with a wine you wouldn't drink."
by Jeff Vaughan
May 8th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 15405

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

I am going to wait until tasting them. I’m not sure that this is a vintage for me, I am getter older, and 12, 14, 15 and 16’s are still available at similar pricing.
by Jeff Vaughan
May 8th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: TN: 2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais

Alan, sorry to hear about that bottle. I opened a 2010 a month or two ago that showed well. I love them when they are on, but unfortunately I have had quite a few misses with the 14 vintage.
by Jeff Vaughan
May 8th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

This past weekend I opened an 08 Bournais from magnum that showed well. I opened a 10 Bournais a month or so ago that also showed well. I don't think I have had an 08 or 10 that have disappointed. The 14's are a crap shoot, however. Some are good and and some are bad.
by Jeff Vaughan
May 7th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”
Replies: 33
Views: 1041

Re: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”

Claus, taste them both and report back. I find the 14 much more interesting than the 15.
by Jeff Vaughan
April 17th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1410
Views: 90007

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

I have a bottle of the 2013 Alicante Bouschet that I have been wondering when to drink. Peter, should I pull the cork?
by Jeff Vaughan
April 12th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Visit to Piemonte, Burgundy and Condrieu
Replies: 70
Views: 4953

Re: 2018 Visit to Piemonte, Burgundy and Condrieu

We were there in late October, early November. If you can't set up a full tour/visit with PdB (I was unable to due to the timing of our visit), it is a simple and quick stop to swing in their tasting room. We tasted the 14 and 15 Barbaresco Classico. It is also worth climbing the tower in Barbaresco...
by Jeff Vaughan
April 12th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Visit to Piemonte, Burgundy and Condrieu
Replies: 70
Views: 4953

Re: 2018 Visit to Piemonte, Burgundy and Condrieu

We enjoyed our stop in the PdB tasting room, and I'd recommend it, but not if that is the one and only place you are going to stop and visit. If you can get a more personal visit and tour there, that would be different.
by Jeff Vaughan
April 12th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 429
Views: 39577

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Joe, that looks similar to mine. I went with traditional individual bottle racking, but I wish I did what you did instead and had them made as custom wood shelving. You can probably squeeze more bottles in, and you have more flexibility with OWC's, magnums and .375's. I may have even gone with solid...
by Jeff Vaughan
April 1st, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your top italian whites ?
Replies: 92
Views: 2500

Re: What are your top italian whites ?

My favorites for inexpensive, tasty and food friendly Italian whites include:

Soave
Carricante
Arneis
Verdicchio
by Jeff Vaughan
March 29th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

Re: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 7th, 2017, 4:33 am
.....the Durand. The price is ridiculous for what it is, but it really is indispensable.
An Ah So costs 10 bucks. A corkscrew costs 10 bucks. One of each that fit together costs $200!? Come on man. I want one, but I struggle with that. I sure wish I thought of it.

Jeff
by Jeff Vaughan
March 6th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycled uses for OWC’s
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: Recycled uses for OWC’s

A guy near me varnishes or shellacs them and turns them into cheese servers/cutting boards. I wish I had a picture of them as they were pretty nice.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 6th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 198
Views: 12736

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

We used our 1855's for the first time last night and I am very happy with them. I am not used to this level of quality with glasses, so I was very surprised at how delicate they seem and how light they are. I hope they hold up. I am looking forward to trying the Liberte.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 6th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabajà (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: TN: 1997 Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabajà (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

I have had a few of these over the last year or so. They all showed a little funk initially as you mentioned. Some bottles were better than others, but overall they were pretty enjoyable. I am a fan of the producer.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 4th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheap Bordeaux: 2016 Puygueraud
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Cheap Bordeaux: 2016 Puygueraud

I get that some of the prestige and collector’s wines have gotten very expensive, but Bordeaux is simultaneously also possibly the best region in the world for bargains. This may be true of France in general. For some reason, the US has a hard time producing wine at the $15-20 range that competes. ...
by Jeff Vaughan
March 2nd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheap Bordeaux: 2016 Puygueraud
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Cheap Bordeaux: 2016 Puygueraud

I’ve enjoyed the 09 and 14. I’ll look to try the 16 as well.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 25th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 4897

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Tempier
Montenidoli Canaiuolo Toscana
Pibarnon
Vaccelli
by Jeff Vaughan
February 21st, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11219
Views: 506337

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

PCLIN wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 9:23 am
Picked up a case of ‘11 Nicolas Rossignol Caillerets at US$38 per bottle, wow...fire sales...
Wow. That is a great deal.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 20th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1690

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

I've only had the 07 Fontalloro once, about two years ago. I remember being disappointed, but I was getting over a cold so it could have been me. I've been seeing Bob Hughes post some notes on the 07 recently. It seems like it might be ready, but I am leaning towards holding for a while because I on...
by Jeff Vaughan
February 20th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1690

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

Interesting. I haven't opened a bottle of the 15 CCR yet, but I really like the 13. So much so, I bought two cases, and I never do that. Part of that was knowing that 2014 might not be very good, or even be made. This is my house Italian red.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 20th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1690

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 5:59 am
On a recent trip to Torino (I go there for work) I was able to try current vintages of all four wines (not the Colonia) over a two day period. My least favorite was the CCR.

Rancia is still my favorite of the four.
David what vintage was the CCR? 15?

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