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by Joe Mendez
March 16th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question
Replies: 41
Views: 2116

Re: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question

The two producers have markedly different styles, and Vaucrains as a site produces much more rustic and powerful wines than the Clos de la Marechale. Dujac is top tier...a step up from the other two wines...and much more expensive. I can't agree that the Dujac is a better wine, although it certainl...
by Joe Mendez
March 12th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vice Versa Today
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Vice Versa Today

Frank Z wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Grabbed 3 bottles of the Platt Vineyard Chardonnay, 2 bottles of the Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir, and 1 of each SVD Cabernet Sauvignon (minus the Steltzner).
awesome, they make excellent wine.
by Joe Mendez
March 10th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question
Replies: 41
Views: 2116

Re: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question

The two producers have markedly different styles, and Vaucrains as a site produces much more rustic and powerful wines than the Clos de la Marechale. Dujac is top tier...a step up from the other two wines...and much more expensive. I can't agree that the Dujac is a better wine, although it certainl...
by Joe Mendez
March 6th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question
Replies: 41
Views: 2116

Re: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question

I purchased a bottle of the Chevillon Vaucrains 2012 and Cailles 2015 to taste ( very young), if I like them I will acquire a few more bottles to cellar.
by Joe Mendez
March 6th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 203
Views: 6459

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

http://www.grievewinery.com/ very good wine, classic looking label, definite grapefruit flavor with minerality and flowers https://www.realmcellars.com/pages/wine-fidelio.html beautiful label, reminiscent of Klimt +1 on Fidelio, I would also add Arkenstone and the Melka SB to the list of great SB's.
by Joe Mendez
March 5th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose and Arrow Estate
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Rose and Arrow Estate

Anyone else try these wines yet? I'm considering purchasing The Point.
by Joe Mendez
March 5th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question
Replies: 41
Views: 2116

Re: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question

Mark Golodetz wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Jayson Cohen wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Alan Rath wrote: For me, Les Cailles is the sweet spot of their portfolio.
+1.
The Cailles is easier, more feminine and does not need as much age as Vaucrains. Good as they are, Vaucrains has greater potential,
Does Chevillon and Mugnier use whole clusters on their NSG wines? New oak %?
by Joe Mendez
March 3rd, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question
Replies: 41
Views: 2116

Re: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question

Karl K wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 7:22 pm
Joe

Is it possible you woukd fimd more depth or length in the Mugnier with more age?
Its possible, not 100% sure though, don't have experience with burgs or this producer. The 2014 I tasted I enjoyed, the nose was great.
by Joe Mendez
March 3rd, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question
Replies: 41
Views: 2116

Re: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 1:22 pm
Joe,

There are a lot more producers in the Nuits, it's a fairly large area. You should do some more exploring.

Gouges is another top tier producer you should investigate.

There are many, many others.
Thank you, I'll have to explore other producers like Gouges.
by Joe Mendez
March 3rd, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question
Replies: 41
Views: 2116

Re: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question

I really enjoyed the Mugnier, it didn't have much depth or long finish but had a great nose and was tasty.
by Joe Mendez
March 3rd, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question
Replies: 41
Views: 2116

JF Mugnier vs Chevillon Styles - newbie question

I'm new to burgundies and recently tasted a JF Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Marechale 2014 and I enjoyed it a lot, upon further research it appears Chevillon (Les Vaucrains) is also a top producer in St. Georges, are their styles similar, or will the tasting experience be a lot diffe...
by Joe Mendez
February 25th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Argentina Wines to Try Before You Die
Replies: 34
Views: 1580

Re: Argentina Wines to Try Before You Die

Cheval Des Andes a must try
by Joe Mendez
February 25th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storage in SF Bay Area
Replies: 20
Views: 636

Re: Storage in SF Bay Area

+1
BLaird wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 2:38 pm
+1
Alan Rath wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Wine Bank in Menlo Park is outstanding, I'm pretty sure they have a locker available that would handle that number of cases. K&L in SF would be another option, though I don't know their availability.
by Joe Mendez
February 25th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Mexican wine...
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: My first Mexican wine...

When in Mexico I drink Casa Madero Gran Reserva 3V for about $35 bucks a bottle. "Pies de Tierra" is also very good and can be had for slightly less.
by Joe Mendez
February 19th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 40
Views: 2820

Re: 2016 VHR Release

Was traveling today (plane) and got home to login and its all sold out :-(
by Joe Mendez
February 15th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Swiss Pinot Noir Producers?
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Top Swiss Pinot Noir Producers?

Thank you for the info, I really enjoyed Gantenbein (especially the 2014 and 2015) and wanted to seek out other swiss producers.
by Joe Mendez
February 14th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Swiss Pinot Noir Producers?
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Top Swiss Pinot Noir Producers?

Other than Gantenbein what other swiss producers make top quality pinot noir?
by Joe Mendez
February 14th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corra 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Corra 2016

anyone had the chance to try the 2016?
by Joe Mendez
February 12th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corra 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Corra 2016

Who is buying?
by Joe Mendez
February 9th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 14822

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

I got the email for my allocation. Anyone know how long the allocation is guaranteed for?
by Joe Mendez
February 6th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 5902

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

Is the moonracer worth the coin? I have enjoyed the Bard and Houyi but have never had the Moonracer and $250 seems steep.
by Joe Mendez
February 3rd, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 72
Views: 5268

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

Anyone know if Abreu and Colgin are made in a similar style?
by Joe Mendez
February 2nd, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Abreu Spring Release
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Abreu Spring Release

Are Abreu and Colgin similar in style?
by Joe Mendez
February 2nd, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 72
Views: 5268

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

Back to the original question, these are my buys in that range: Bevan Boswell Chris Tynan Futo Marciano Ovid Realm Schrader Seven Stones Vineyard 29 Vineyardist It's a bummer that all of these were much less when I started buying them. Price escalation has been painful! Interesting that you mention...
by Joe Mendez
February 2nd, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Colgin offering
Replies: 21
Views: 1748

Re: Colgin offering

When I had the Tychson Hill a few years back, it was really singing. The balance was absolutely spot on (we never found another wine to be as silky smooth and elegant). My fiancée and I rarely finish bottles in a single evening, but Colgin is something I can’t leave until the next day. When compare...
by Joe Mendez
February 1st, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Colgin offering
Replies: 21
Views: 1748

Re: Colgin offering

When I had the Tychson Hill a few years back, it was really singing. The balance was absolutely spot on (we never found another wine to be as silky smooth and elegant). My fiancée and I rarely finish bottles in a single evening, but Colgin is something I can’t leave until the next day. When compare...
by Joe Mendez
January 31st, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Colgin offering
Replies: 21
Views: 1748

Re: Colgin offering

I'm passing as well, never had it but $500 a bottle is steeeep, is it that much better than other Napa cabs in the $150 - $250 range?
by Joe Mendez
January 31st, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 5902

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

I'm hoping I can pick up some Fidelio, I made the list last year. No scores on the Fidelio?
by Joe Mendez
January 22nd, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5130

Re: Maybach on Deck

This one hurt, and Realm is next in 2 weeks. Will have to cut back on other wine purchases.
by Joe Mendez
January 21st, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5130

Re: Maybach on Deck

Is it first come first serve?
by Joe Mendez
January 16th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5130

Re: Maybach on Deck

Anyone score the Cabs yet? Based on previous years (on Cellartracker): 2015 - 96.9 2014 - 97.9 2013 - 97.9 2012 - 96 I think I can safely say you and anyone getting their first allocation is good to go. No CT notes on 2016 and 2017. Thanks, I'm sure they will score high given the vintage and history.
by Joe Mendez
January 15th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5130

Re: Maybach on Deck

Anyone score the Cabs yet?
by Joe Mendez
January 14th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5130

Re: Maybach on Deck

I got the same email today, any idea on pricing?
by Joe Mendez
January 12th, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outpost - who's buying?
Replies: 35
Views: 2573

Re: Outpost - who's buying?

Is the True vineyard cab approachable young? Depends on what you like. I think you can drink it young if you really want, but the longer you wait, the better it gets. My wife and son keep trying to open our 2007s and I keep trying to not do so because every one is better than the last and they have...
by Joe Mendez
January 10th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outpost - who's buying?
Replies: 35
Views: 2573

Re: Outpost - who's buying?

Is the True vineyard cab approachable young?
by Joe Mendez
January 9th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outpost - who's buying?
Replies: 35
Views: 2573

Re: Outpost - who's buying?

This will be my first time buying, any suggestions?
by Joe Mendez
January 5th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 122
Views: 7113

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Tears of La Llorona <--- Outstanding
Don Pilar Extra Anejo <---- This one is outstanding as well, but I find Tears of la Llorona more complex
Fortaleza Anejo
Clase Azul Anejo
Don Julio Real

All these are excellent in my opinion.
by Joe Mendez
November 27th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vice Versa La Petit Vice
Replies: 28
Views: 801

Re: Vice Versa La Petit Vice

VV regular napa botlle is outstanding, never had the La Petit.
by Joe Mendez
November 22nd, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 216
Views: 7510

Re: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?

Kistler Elizabeth 2007 and Dominus 2009
by Joe Mendez
November 17th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10297
Views: 330725

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2010 Pichon Baron, excellent nose, great juice
by Joe Mendez
November 16th, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For those on Scarecrows mailing list...
Replies: 17
Views: 1738

Re: For those on Scarecrows mailing list...

I'm hoping I'll get an allocation this coming release. 2016 should be a good vintage.
by Joe Mendez
November 16th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Bard
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: 2016 The Bard

I'm glad a purchased a few bottles. Thanks for the review Jim.
by Joe Mendez
November 15th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For those on Scarecrows mailing list...
Replies: 17
Views: 1738

Re: For those on Scarecrows mailing list...

My offer was actually in 3/2016 but offer was in my junk folder :-( wonder if I'll make it this coming release since it will be 3 years.
by Joe Mendez
November 14th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For those on Scarecrows mailing list...
Replies: 17
Views: 1738

Re: For those on Scarecrows mailing list...

I signed up back in July 2013
by Joe Mendez
November 14th, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For those on Scarecrows mailing list...
Replies: 17
Views: 1738

For those on Scarecrows mailing list...

For those on Scarecrows mailing list, how many years before you received your first allocation?
by Joe Mendez
November 10th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Wine to Friends and Family?
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Shipping Wine to Friends and Family?

You can use ILS, they will use a common carrier for small shipments, call or email and ask for quote to ship wine ( I believe they charge more), they will ask where its going you pay them and they will email you the required labels.


http://www.ilsinc.net/wp/wine-industry/
email: lulu@ilsinc.net
by Joe Mendez
November 9th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tasted any 2016 Mike Smith cabs ?
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: Anyone tasted any 2016 Mike Smith cabs ?

I drank the Myriad Napa blend this past weekend and to me the 2016 has been the best so far from the past years, its delicious.
by Joe Mendez
October 22nd, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nine Suns Release
Replies: 25
Views: 2054

Re: Nine Suns Release

blarmston wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 10:42 am
$300/per for the 2016 all cabernet. Steep entry price but the quality is there. Should be for three bones....
So the All Cab is being released next week?
by Joe Mendez
October 21st, 2018, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nine Suns Release
Replies: 25
Views: 2054

Re: Nine Suns Release

$750 for the 2016 100% Cab?
by Joe Mendez
October 21st, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 59
Views: 1943

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

Whats a good insurance to cover bottles at a wine storage facility?

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