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by Joseph MR
August 9th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 68
Views: 3585

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

6 Mourvedre for me!
by Joseph MR
July 19th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 87
Views: 6317

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

Brian,
I like this more than Aubry, can’t say if it is worth 2x. I would also say that this is clearly a true to place New World sparkling wine that is not trying to emulate Champagne, if that makes sense.
by Joseph MR
July 19th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 87
Views: 6317

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

It’s a bit expensive to buy a lot, but I hope that I
get the extra three bottles on my wish list after posting this! My wife loved this wine.
by Joseph MR
July 18th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 87
Views: 6317

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

Crazy busy weeks after a recent California vacation for me, posting a TN now. Thanks Jeff! TN: 2015 Rhys Bearwallow sparkling wine. Deep gold, and if memory serves me, a hint of orange color. Medium-fine mousse. Intense lemon drop and honey nose reminiscent of Loire chenin blanc. This wine started a...
by Joseph MR
July 2nd, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 6899

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

Similar experience to those already posted. An added benefit to low alcohol but higher acid wine is, many easily retain their freshness for 3-4 days, more than higher octane wines IMHO. Less pressure feeling the wine will go to waste, and a leisurely time frame for consuming it. (Love also half bott...
by Joseph MR
July 2nd, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11653
Views: 555627

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Selbach-Oster Rotlay
by Joseph MR
May 22nd, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2671

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

I think that demi-sec, or a cool vintage Moelleux Chenin Blanc would be interesting to try.
by Joseph MR
May 19th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the most meaningful glass of wine you've shared with someone?
Replies: 45
Views: 2951

Re: What's the most meaningful glass of wine you've shared with someone?

Sharing a bottle of 2001 Domaine de la Mordorée Reine des Bois CdP with my brother and others, that he had purchased at the estate on a trip we took together years before. He still has a photo that I took of him holding the bottle, with Christophe Delorme. Otherwise, anything that my wife and I tast...
by Joseph MR
May 10th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting--PINOT NOIR from anywhere. May 5th - May 12th
Replies: 58
Views: 2485

Re: Virtual Tasting--PINOT NOIR from anywhere. May 5th - May 12th

2014 Enderle & Molle Liaison Spatburgunder Enjoying this as I finger type. Transparent ruby. Earthy, dusty nose with hints of berries and sandalwood. Resolutely dry palate shows the same elements, acidity is well integrated. Medium-long finish. Herbal and (dare I say mineral, in a red wine) notes ca...
by Joseph MR
May 10th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings
Replies: 42
Views: 2558

Re: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings

Agree with Al as well - the better pinot noirs, particularly if they see more oak need time. Just because a grand cru from a great vintage is a little tough at 8 years old doesn't mean it won't eventually eclipse the village wine or bourgogne rouge that is more attractive at the time. I think that ...
by Joseph MR
May 9th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings
Replies: 42
Views: 2558

Re: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings

Perhaps "more accessible and therefore enjoyable" rather than "better". I really like the Peay Sonoma Coast Pinot in a "less is more" sort of way, even if it doesn't have the depth or complexity of their upper tier wines.
by Joseph MR
April 22nd, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille

I had a 2007 PdF yesterday. Upon opening, noticeable warmth in the mouth after a few sips, but no medicinal alcohol detected in the flavor profile. Lightly dusty tannins with a pencil lead character. Returning to the wine after an hour, the heat was gone and the tannins had melted into a nice core o...
by Joseph MR
April 21st, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: TN: 2016 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5

This wine has exceptional palate coverage from the start! Other 2016s, I’m waiting for the mid palate to fill in with some age.
by Joseph MR
April 20th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille

Just my observation, but it seemed to me that 2004 and even 2003PdF, which I believe was a warm vintage, were more agile, less powerful wines than subsequent years. Has anyone else noticed a change in style here?
by Joseph MR
April 20th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 3932

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

Thanks for the responses to my question.
by Joseph MR
April 19th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with stamina
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Wines with stamina

I’m enjoying a glass of 2010 Albert Mann Riesling Schlossberg from a bottle opened last weekend. Lovely persistent floral nose, citrus and baked apple mid palate, finish is slightly honeyed compared with the tighter, more mineral presentation when first opened. I recently had a 2016 Metras Fleurie “...
by Joseph MR
April 19th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 3932

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

That's surprising, Alan. Both '10 and '15 are vintages of high ripeness and high acidity, though I think '10 is higher in both. I find '15 to be much more consistent and balanced. Hmm, I can only say that 15 was FAR warmer and riper than 10 to my tastes. That's true in both Germany and Austria. I h...
by Joseph MR
April 15th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille

The last bottles of 2005 Le Parrain and 2007 I drank had plenty of life left. I’m still holding some.
by Joseph MR
March 28th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice from Riesling fans: Mosel/Rhine Cruise
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Seeking advice from Riesling fans: Mosel/Rhine Cruise

Breuer had a walk-in tasting room in Rudesheim, reservation recommended at Leitz for sure.
Kunstler in Hocheim is near Mainz. Also, Das Weinhaus in Trier.
by Joseph MR
March 17th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Baudry - Chinon "Le Clos Guillot" (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: TN: 2015 Baudry - Chinon "Le Clos Guillot" (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

2015 Clos Guillot was an excellent match with corned
beef this St. Patrick’s day. Not as expressive as a bottle of the 2007 vintage drank in January, but the relatively ripe tannins gave it a youthful if primary appeal.
by Joseph MR
January 29th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A couple of '05's
Replies: 9
Views: 877

Re: A couple of '05's

Hi Jeremy,
Do you have any comments on the 2002? Drink now,
or can I keep it awhile? Thanks.
by Joseph MR
January 21st, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA Rieslingfeier 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2070

Re: PSA Rieslingfeier 2019

Thread bump! Since I didn't attend this year, notes on the morning tasting, first impressions of 2017 vintage would be appreciated, thanks. I have bought the Selbach Ur-Alte Reben '17, but haven't opened any.
by Joseph MR
January 12th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 7692

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

Joseph MR wrote:
January 4th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Perhaps Rhys Horseshoe Chardonnay 2012
I had forgotten about tasting a mini vertical of Clos
St. Hune last January (how could I!) including the 1990,
´88 and ‘83. Anyone of those would have been worthy [thumbs-up.gif] .
by Joseph MR
January 12th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: how has atrial fibrillation affected your wine activities
Replies: 27
Views: 1965

Re: how has atrial fibrillation affected your wine activities

There is a link between atrial fibrillation and sleep
apnea, this should also be considered as potentially an aggravating factor.
by Joseph MR
January 10th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Second-Favorite Wine with Scallops
Replies: 50
Views: 1751

Re: Your Second-Favorite Wine with Scallops

I once had heavily seared scallops and foie gras
Served with a lighter Nebbiolo! This worked surprisingly
Well.
by Joseph MR
January 8th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘05 Baumard Quarts De Chaume-Kick Ass!
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: ‘05 Baumard Quarts De Chaume-Kick Ass!

Three-four years ago, the ‘05 seemed flabby and
Unfocused compared with a bottle last Spring. Variation?
The ‘02 by comparison was leaner, higher acid and more primary, I think it will hold for several years at least.
by Joseph MR
January 5th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘05 Baumard Quarts De Chaume-Kick Ass!
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: ‘05 Baumard Quarts De Chaume-Kick Ass!

Yes! The last time I had one of these, it really
was great [cheers.gif].
by Joseph MR
January 5th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Roilette cuvée tardive
Replies: 2
Views: 257

TN: 2010 Roilette cuvée tardive

Notes of bananas, strawberries and other red fruits. Red fruits and forest floor in the mid palate, pepper and mineral finish adds interest. Weightless yet broad palate coverage with medium-long finish. PnP from a horizontally stored bottle, the wine developed more weight and fruit in the second hal...
by Joseph MR
January 4th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 7692

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

Perhaps Rhys Horseshoe Chardonnay 2012
by Joseph MR
January 4th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn’t Liebfraumilch impress me...ever?
Replies: 30
Views: 1129

Re: Why doesn’t Liebfraumilch impress me...ever?

When my better half and I drove up the Mosel, I made a point of stopping to take a picture of the Schwartz Katz. Even for someone who jokingly refers to himself as the “Old Sincerity,” irony is not dead. Growing up in the Heartland, Blue Nun, Zeller Schwartz Katz and Liebfraumilch are what were avai...
by Joseph MR
January 4th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose in winter
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Rose in winter

B
by Joseph MR
January 4th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose in winter
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Rose in winter

2015 Pradeaux rose on deck for a party later
this month!
by Joseph MR
December 26th, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Loire is dead at retail
Replies: 56
Views: 2826

Re: Loire is dead at retail

If Huet sec was still $22 a bottle, it would move faster!
by Joseph MR
December 21st, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Clos de Vougeot Dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: TN: 2002 Clos de Vougeot Dinner

Can anyone please comment on the 2002 Jadot version?
by Joseph MR
December 19th, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burned Rubber -- Dominate to Undrinkable
Replies: 19
Views: 1116

Re: Burned Rubber -- Dominate to Undrinkable

I experienced this in an Alban Grenache some years ago: not pleasurable.
by Joseph MR
November 30th, 2018, 11:47 am
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."

Buecker will disown me for saying this (Salil will just send me more nasty texts!): Kabinett. I love my Kabinet baby fresh. So does my wife. She wins. Obviously we are in the distinct minority, but it is a personal preference. I am going to agree with Robert here and expand it to include many Germa...
by Joseph MR
November 22nd, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 216
Views: 8865

Re: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?

Dirty & Rowdy Traditional Method
Sparkling 2014- very nice accompaniment.
by Joseph MR
November 19th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 7293

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

I also would vote for Frank [cheers.gif]. Getting back to Rhys Chardonnay, I drank my last Alpine 2008 earlier this year. Initially it was somewhat oily and diffuse on the palate, but after half an hour firmed up and became nicely focused, holding well into the next day. 2012 Horseshoe showed more h...
by Joseph MR
October 28th, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10734
Views: 386304

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Rhys Horseshoe Chardonnay (500ml). Complex melange of citrus, apple, pear and mineral elements.
The oak and acidity are very well integrated. Really a complete wine and among my favorite showings for Rhys Chardonnay yet.
by Joseph MR
October 28th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Oregon Pinot?
Replies: 81
Views: 5411

Re: Best Oregon Pinot?

Maybe you would like White Rose?
by Joseph MR
October 24th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying to get a refund.
Replies: 19
Views: 2385

Re: Trying to get a refund.

What Suzanne said. My credit card reimbursed what Premier Cru owed me. Not much, fortunately.
by Joseph MR
October 20th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1853

Re: Finding Leitz wines

Does Leitz still make the Roseneck spatlese? I haven't seen this since the 2012 vintage. Presumably he can charge more for Roseneck GG.
by Joseph MR
October 5th, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 François Chidaine Vouvray Clos Baudoin
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: TN: 2014 François Chidaine Vouvray Clos Baudoin

I had a bottle of this recently to check in after reading Alan's note. Well, there was a slightly brown tint to the gold color, but the nose and palate were very fresh with citrus, honey and orchard fruits, the mid palate being a little diluted. Somewhat better on day 2, but on day 4 the wine had bo...
by Joseph MR
September 26th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Futures
Replies: 23
Views: 1768

Re: Rhys Futures

Thank you, Kevin!
by Joseph MR
September 26th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Futures
Replies: 23
Views: 1768

Re: Rhys Futures

Perhaps Kevin could provide some detail about the character of the new Mt. Pajaro vineyard...
by Joseph MR
September 26th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel Alcohol creep
Replies: 26
Views: 1831

Re: Zinfandel Alcohol creep

I used to buy Ridge Lytton Springs with some regularity, and can remember hosting a vertical tasting of the 1990, '91, '93 and '94 versions. Seems to me that alcohol level was 13.5-14% in those wines. But later vintages had a warmer and (to me) slightly bitter finish that I didn't enjoy, so I stoppe...
by Joseph MR
July 17th, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A big night w/ champers, Rieslings, SQNs, Shafer& Saxum, Dunn, Bryant Fam, Diamond Creek, Schrader,
Replies: 17
Views: 904

A big night w/ champers, Rieslings, SQNs, Shafer& Saxum, Dunn, Bryant Fam, Diamond Creek, Schrader,

Hi Blake,
Thanks for the note on the Weinbach. I have a bottle of that, planning to open it this Fall [cheers.gif] .
by Joseph MR
June 18th, 2018, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine in Minneapolis
Replies: 51
Views: 2127

Wine in Minneapolis

I just returned from a short visit to Minneapolis yesterday. We ate at Tilia and The Kenwood. Both were very good: The Kenwood in particular had an edge in refinement that makes me want to return! Drank a bottle of Loimer (Austria) Extra Brut sparkling Gruner/Zweigelt/Pinot blend. Citrus and floral ...
by Joseph MR
May 23rd, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting Wine Back From Germany
Replies: 32
Views: 1000

Getting Wine Back From Germany

Das Weinhaus in Trier may also be worth a look.

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