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by Jeff Vaughan
October 23rd, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine which are NOT Grenache focused
Replies: 30
Views: 1559

Re: Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine which are NOT Grenache focused

Robert Sand wrote:
October 22nd, 2020, 6:10 am
Domaine Barroche produced a 100% Mourvedre cuvee called "?" in 2018 !
Also the Fiancee had less Grenache -
The Fiancee was 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah if I remember correctly. A marriage of the two so to speak.
by Jeff Vaughan
October 14th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 195
Views: 10751

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

I’ll give this a shot.

by Jeff Vaughan
September 3rd, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva

Dale, I agree. I had one a week or two ago. Great vintage for this wine. It is drinking well now but it also has lots of life left.
by Jeff Vaughan
August 24th, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Tasting
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

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. Recognizing wines in blind tastings is not the point of w...
by Jeff Vaughan
August 22nd, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hart Davis Hart Auction
Replies: 19
Views: 1735

Re: Hart Davis Hart Auction

So far pulled the trigger on the 1994 Beaucastel since it was cheap with no one else bidding, plus can pickup with a quick drive. Lost out on some Burg, BDX and old traditional Napa. Prices seemed relatively normal, just nothing that was compelling enough to keep bidding. I lost out on all of what ...
by Jeff Vaughan
August 19th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3449

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Charlie, really? Maybe in the social media world they have become synonymous but I know that you know the difference between liking something and agreeing with something. I agree that I have to pay taxes, but I don't like it.
by Jeff Vaughan
August 19th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3449

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

I voted no on both. It would like "agree/disagree" on posts though. Might save all the +1 posts.
by Jeff Vaughan
August 16th, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1982 Chateau Gazin Pomerol
Replies: 4
Views: 344

1982 Chateau Gazin Pomerol

1982 Château Gazin Pomerol - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol (8/15/2020) Shared by our friends Holly and Tony. It was from the cellar of Holly’s father, Bob, who recently passed. Bob liked wine, but was not an active collector. He had accumulated a small cellar with some nice wines, Holly pre...
by Jeff Vaughan
August 13th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 23627

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

For some reason Andrew has gone back and deleted many of his posts in this and other threads.
by Jeff Vaughan
August 7th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 23627

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

I think that's good advice Andrew. If you stick to producers you know you like, the less heralded vintages are usually enjoyable, fun to compare against other vintages and often accessible earlier than the "best" vintages.
by Jeff Vaughan
July 29th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Del Posto Selling Off Wine Cellar - Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 4021

Re: Del Posto Selling Off Wine Cellar - Auction

That Bereche lot was one I was interested in. I was shocked when it went for $800. I can buy it locally for $51 per bottle. I even mentioned that lot to the gentleman at HDH when I picked my wine up today.
by Jeff Vaughan
July 20th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14684
Views: 730105

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Larmandier-Bernier Extra Brut Rose De Saignee Premier Cru at wineaccess, which came out to about $42/bottle.
Wow. That is a great deal.
by Jeff Vaughan
July 14th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14684
Views: 730105

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I had picked up 6 2016 Monsanto CCR's a couple of weeks ago. I drank one Sunday and Monday and it is delicious. The words pure and pretty come to mind. A great vintage for this wine. I just ordered 6 more.
by Jeff Vaughan
July 10th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Clisson
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Clisson

I've been drinking a 2014 Clos des Briords over the last couple of days. It is delicious. I love the brine, oyster shell, and rain on hot summer pavement minerality. Such a great vintage for Pepiere. For some stupid reason I don't recall, I skipped the Clisson in 2014.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 25th, 2020, 3:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 2113

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: 34418

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: 40
Views: 1860

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: 824

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: 2427

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: 4579

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: 1259

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: 4579

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: 1669

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: 226

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: 2929

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: 13
Views: 1015

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: 3536

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: 283

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: 3488

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: 472

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: 472

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: 3488

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: 3488

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: 1661
Views: 117430

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: 11368

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: 707

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: 11368

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: 6579

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: 6579

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: 97
Views: 5542

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: 97
Views: 5542

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: 2761

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: 1749

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: 3051

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: 450

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: 6700

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: 6700

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: 6700

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: 23646

Re: I'm done*

Congrats on your retirement Neal.

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