Search found 1152 matches

by Jeff Vaughan
June 25th, 2020, 3:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1880

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

It isn't even close - Collestefano Verdicchio di Matelica. Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva a distant second.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 17th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated off-the-beaten-path Burgundy TNs
Replies: 319
Views: 33083

Re: Consolidated off-the-beaten-path Burgundy TNs

2010 Nicolas Rossignol Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru (6/17/2020) This opened up pretty quickly. Very nice nose and silky, soft texture. Darker fruit tones with some savory accents. The bottle was emptied quickly. I see I paid $33 for this, and that wa...
by Jeff Vaughan
June 10th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virginia wineries worth visiting?
Replies: 33
Views: 980

Re: Virginia wineries worth visiting?

We enjoyed Linden and Glen Manor. We hit a couple others that were not good, but I don't recall the names.
by Jeff Vaughan
May 24th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two Bordeaux
Replies: 12
Views: 797

Re: TNs: Two Bordeaux

Did some one say Talula’s? Rich, sorry to hear about Darcy.
by Jeff Vaughan
May 5th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with upgrading my wine
Replies: 49
Views: 2291

Re: Help with upgrading my wine

La Vieille Ferme Blanc. My mom and sister like this. Has some richness like a Chardonnay, but is not overly oaky or acidic.

I agree about branching out to Chenin Blanc, and white Rhone wines.
by Jeff Vaughan
April 30th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4304

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

2006 Carlisle Syrah James Berry Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (4/30/2020) Opened for dinner and a Zoom event with Mike Officer later tonight. Popped and poured, and drinking wonderfully right out of the gate. What strikes me is that there is a nice amount of acidity that ma...
by Jeff Vaughan
April 30th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need some new Summer Whites Recs
Replies: 36
Views: 1198

Re: Need some new Summer Whites Recs

Some of my Favs in that range:

Vietti Roero Arneis
Pepiere Briords or Clisson
Collestefano Verdicchio
by Jeff Vaughan
April 19th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4304

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting--You Vote For The Date

Interested and following. Thanks Frank. Probably an 06 James Berry for us.
by Jeff Vaughan
April 14th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Zoom event????
Replies: 65
Views: 1567

Re: Champagne Zoom event????

Frank, I am interested. Votes for Bouchard, Larmandier-Bernier, Bereche, Agrapart or Ployez-Jaquemart here.
by Jeff Vaughan
April 12th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: TN: 2006 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino

This producer is relatively new to me but I like what I have had.
by Jeff Vaughan
April 10th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 73
Views: 2846

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

I have a few bottles from our kids birth years that I save for special occasions with them; Some bottles that I bought when we got married to drink on our anniversaries. Anything else is fair game, even if it is considered to be too young. It's just wine and who knows how much time we have left. If ...
by Jeff Vaughan
April 3rd, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Tasting
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Wine Tasting

Patrizia, welcome to WB. Some very experienced wine tasters are sometimes able to tell the grape varietal, region, and other details, but in general this is not easy to do. Even the most experienced tasters can be humbled in a blind tasting.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 29th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 57
Views: 3442

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

Very selectively buying. I am shocked at how little I have bought this first quarter. Mostly Champagne, a little Roagna, and I forget what else. This is a good time to weed out the cellar and think about what I should be buying going forward.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 27th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday night pizza TNs: Due' Chianti
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Friday night pizza TNs: Due' Chianti

Bob, I hope you and yours are safe and making the best of these strange times. I don’t think I’ve had that particular Montenidoli, but I’m starting to wonder if any respectable winery made bad wine in 2010. Seems like all 2010 wines I open these days are delicious. I hope 2016 turns out the same. Ch...
by Jeff Vaughan
March 27th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 44
Views: 3420

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

Dave, my last 08's and 10's were fantastic. I didn't buy any 11's. I may drink a 15 side by side with my last 14 Baudoin.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 27th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Montenidoli - Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale (Italy, Tuscany, San Gimignano)
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: TN: 2016 Montenidoli - Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale (Italy, Tuscany, San Gimignano)

GregT wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 11:13 am
She was on that Italian tour just a few weeks ago talking and shaking hands with hundreds of people. I hope she's OK and in good health.
I agree.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 27th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Montenidoli - Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale (Italy, Tuscany, San Gimignano)
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: TN: 2016 Montenidoli - Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale (Italy, Tuscany, San Gimignano)

I wish I had her energy. Here she is a month ago, before all hell broke loose. I like her wines.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 27th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 44
Views: 3420

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

I opened a 2014 Baudoin last night. It was not pristine. So frustrating. One bottle left and I won't wait long.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 26th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 44
Views: 3420

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

I opened a Clos du Breuil last week. Completely oxidized. From 2014, I am down to just a couple Clos Baudoin. So far, they have been fine. I'm not sure what happened with 2014, but I would love to know what the issue was. Hopefully, they know at the winery.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 21st, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1600
Views: 111584

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2007 Pelkan Ranch Syrah. Good but the alcohol was sticking out a little. This was delicious when younger.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 20th, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 11075

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Steve Saxon wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Drank a 90 Krug and a 90 Margaux last night.......I have a new baby granddaughter!

Congrats! I've not had older Champagne. Do they retain the bubbles at that age, or is it more like a still wine?
by Jeff Vaughan
March 14th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Due' Baroli (and a late arriving Brunello)
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: TNs: Due' Baroli

Bob also inspired me, but it turns out I didn’t any older Baroli standing up. I almost opened a 97 Vietti Lazzarito, but I was worried about the sediment. I ended up with a 2000 Lanessan that was sitting on the floor. It was good, but no Barolo. I am bummed about our dinner being canceled.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 12th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 11075

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Great idea. My wife is cooking salmon. I'm thinking a red Burgundy or Champagne.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 10th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6436

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Also, Les Printemps des Chateauneuf du Pape and a wine festival in Auvergne.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 9th, 2020, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6436

Re: anybody traveling in France?

We were supposed to be in the Provence area in a little over two weeks, but we just canceled. We were worried about the same thing as Frank. Possibly being stuck there or quarantined. We are considering a Champagne, Chablis, Burgundy trip in the fall, instead.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 3rd, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 81
Views: 3817

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

Approximately 3 cases worth of Cali Pinot in my cellar. Mostly a science experiment at this point with vintages from 2001 - 2011. Average of 15 years old. Calera Etude Gary Farrell Inman Family Joseph Swan Kosta Browne Kutch Landmark Lioco Mount Eden Vineyards Rhys Siduri WH Smith Some I enjoyed in...
by Jeff Vaughan
March 1st, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 81
Views: 3817

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

I just opened a Williams Selyem Peay vineyard from 2009. We’ve moved away from that style so take my comments accordingly. I’d say it wasn’t meant to be aged either, though perhaps the vintage played into that. Soft, no tannin, char and oak, light on acid. Lots of sweetish fruit. It’s not really wha...
by Jeff Vaughan
March 1st, 2020, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ProWein 2020, VinItaly both will be rescheduled?
Replies: 26
Views: 2705

Re: ProWein 2020, to be rescheduled

Tim, are you not allowed to return to the USA because you are coming back from Italy? Can you elaborate? I have a trip planned to Provence in 4 weeks and I am starting to think that might not happen.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 27th, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting visits...trifling questions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1695

Re: Tasting visits...trifling questions.

We've become friends with a producer in Barbaresco. When he is here, he likes to drink IPA's and wines from the USA, if he is not pouring his wines. We take or send him IPA's when visiting there. Like others, I'd recommend something special or unique from where you live unless you know of something ...
by Jeff Vaughan
February 26th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One dozen bottles plus a magnum of Champagne at $150 per bottle corkage for a special lunch at La Grenouille.
Replies: 45
Views: 2986

Re: One dozen bottles plus a magnum of Champagne at $150 per bottle corkage for a special lunch at La Grenouille.

We are easygoing and friendly, we tip well, and if the staff is interested, we are happy to share some of the wine. That describes my wife and me, but we would freely admit we are "wine snobs". Me more than her, actually. I think most of the people here on this board would be considered that from, ...
by Jeff Vaughan
February 25th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: TN: 2017 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale

I like the Tradizionale and the Fiore. The Carato and Templare are interesting, but are not my cup of tea. My favorite Montenidoli is the rosato of Canaiuolo. Delicious rose.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 21st, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6339

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

In a very broad sense, Italian whites have to be the most undervalued wines. Very broad is right, because most of the Italian whites I like are $100+/bottle (Valenttiini, Miani, Pepe,...), and value is Not a word I would use to describe them. Markus, singling out some of the top producers and then ...
by Jeff Vaughan
February 18th, 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6339

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

Producer: Aldo Vajra and family Vintage: 1993, almost anywhere in the famous European wine regions Grape: Grasevina Bob!!!! Ok. You're right, Nathan. I should have given a shout out to Verdicchio, Garganega, and maybe Timorasso, except for some of those prices. Timorasso! Who even knows what that i...
by Jeff Vaughan
February 14th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6339

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

I can't argue with JJ Prum. I would probably buy Pepiere Clos de Briords up to about $55/bottle. It’s a tremendous wine, regardless of the low price. Even at $55, it would still be my preference over many wines at higher prices. That surprises me. I think it's a nice value, but to me, not worth any...
by Jeff Vaughan
February 13th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 383
Views: 23439

Re: I'm done*

Congrats on your retirement Neal.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 13th, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 383
Views: 23439

Re: I'm done*

Buying is part of the fun. I'm trying to maintain my current cellar size, but it keeps creeping upwards. We drink 4 or 5 and then I go buy six. I am trying to be very selective but it is hard. There is always a new producer to try, a new vintage, etc.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 3rd, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?
Replies: 32
Views: 3118

Re: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?

I posted a link a couple posts up thread.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 3rd, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?
Replies: 32
Views: 3118

Re: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?

Looking at the list of participants, I am surprised by how many I have never heard of. Does anyone have any recommendations for "off the beaten path" producers? John, I believe you have stayed at and recommended Rizzi in the past.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 3rd, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?
Replies: 32
Views: 3118

Re: Barolo and Barbaresco World, NYC, Feb. 2020 - are you going?

Does anybody have a list of producers attending?
by Jeff Vaughan
January 31st, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate
Replies: 41
Views: 2515

Re: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate

Of the top of my head:

Burlotto or Fratelli Alessandria
More recent vintages of Le Ragnaie
by Jeff Vaughan
January 28th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 263
Views: 13057

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Corey Porche wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 7:04 am
Case of 2017 Caymus (88pts)
I tried that wine last week. 88pts is generous.
by Jeff Vaughan
January 19th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just tried Caymus 40th.....
Replies: 497
Views: 45120

Re: Just tried Caymus 40th.....

Last night my wife and I were at a party and someone poured my wife a small glass of the 2017 vintage. We were drinking a Grgich Hills Cab at the time. I was curious to try it because I’ve had a few older vintages of this and the special selection that, while not our preferred style, were palatable....
by Jeff Vaughan
January 10th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 163
Views: 9648

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Looking forward to your thoughts on the other two Chablis. My first thought anytime someone says I don't like Chardonnay is "have you tried Chablis?".
by Jeff Vaughan
January 10th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 3323

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

This is where I find myself. I'd recommend the following, assuming you have good storage: 1.) only buy bottles that are known to age well. 2.) only buy bottles that are easily resold if necessary. 3.) buy fewer but better. I justify it to myself knowing wine is only going to get more expensive and I...
by Jeff Vaughan
January 4th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 88
Views: 4769

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

And I would be remiss if I didn't mention all the wines that Rob Panzer has turned me on to since I started buying from him, but three producers that immediately come to mind are Boulay's Sancerres, Barraud's Chardonnay from the Macon and Stella di Campalto's Brunellos. I agree. Meeting Rob was a g...
by Jeff Vaughan
January 4th, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1971 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: TN: 1971 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

I’ve not had the ‘64, but I enjoyed the ‘61 and really liked the ‘47. While they were fun to try, I’ve not really been that impressed with most of the other older vintages I’ve tasted.
by Jeff Vaughan
December 31st, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 128
Views: 11910

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Welcome Andrew. Are you in the Delmarva area? I know someone with that name.
by Jeff Vaughan
December 30th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5541

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Following along with the thread, it looks like I should stay the course with Pegau. I like Pegau; it has never done me wrong. Maybe it is time to go deeper rather than broader. TW That's what I have done. Pegau is the only one I have purchased over the last few years. I have tasted a couple Bois de...

Go to advanced search