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by Joseph MR
June 7th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Toasting lost friends
Replies: 22
Views: 1231

Re: Toasting lost friends

I’m also sorry to hear that, Warren.
by Joseph MR
May 31st, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 44
Views: 3421

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

I am happy to say that my 2014 Les Bournais have been
Fresh and vibrant- just finished a Franc de Pied that held up well
Over three days. My Baudoin bottles OTOH were all tired and advanced.
by Joseph MR
May 11th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Was gifted some Riesling, when should I be drinking it?
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Was gifted some Riesling, when should I be drinking it?

I had a 2014 375ml Schafer-Frölich Felseneck GG last week. It needed an hour to open up. Very enjoyable, but
even better the next day.
by Joseph MR
April 16th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5305

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

Early peek at 2012 Bearwallow Pinot. Savory edge to Cherry fruit, forest floor with a slight evergreen note(to me) that I sometimes get in cooler climate Sonoma/Anderson Valley wines. Elegant mouthfeel, nice mid palate pressure, medium finish. Acidity becomes brighter with air- not tart cherry/berry...
by Joseph MR
April 12th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Wine Are You Opening For Easter Dinner?
Replies: 50
Views: 1602

Re: Which Wine Are You Opening For Easter Dinner?

2005 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese.
Unctuous texture, tropical fruit notes, just enough acidity to balance the richness. Yum.
Ham, scalloped potatoes and asparagus here.
by Joseph MR
April 7th, 2020, 3:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Blind tasting of the 2017 Rhys Chardonnay lineup
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: TNs: Blind tasting of the 2017 Rhys Chardonnay lineup

Hi Brian, thanks for the notes! Horses for courses, but when I visited Rhys last summer, the ‘17 Horseshoe Chardonnay was among my favorites of the wines we tasted [cheers.gif] Oooooh, that must have been fun! Did you happen to have a chance to visit Rhys with your brother? My wife and I. I’m sure ...
by Joseph MR
April 5th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Blind tasting of the 2017 Rhys Chardonnay lineup
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: TNs: Blind tasting of the 2017 Rhys Chardonnay lineup

Hi Brian, thanks for the notes! Horses for courses, but when I visited Rhys last summer, the ‘17 Horseshoe Chardonnay was among my favorites of the wines we tasted [cheers.gif]
by Joseph MR
April 3rd, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.
Replies: 60
Views: 3184

Re: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.

Markus Molitor makes fabulous wines for fair prices. He even releases some older vintages, so you will be able to find these quite easily as well. Another wine region, I can imagine, is Styria in the south part of Austria. Some top notch Sauvignon Blanc is produced there. Look out for winemakers li...
by Joseph MR
April 2nd, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 11089

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

2012 Ceritas Porter-Bass Chardonnay
Dark gold color. Bright acidity and citrus attack, slight tart apple. Additional Mature honeyed element gIves the impression of a cross between Chardonnay and an aged dry Loire Chenin blanc.
by Joseph MR
April 2nd, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 11089

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

alan weinberg wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Joseph MR wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 9:54 am
2008 Trimbach Frédéric Émile- still young and tight when first opened. The palate became more saturated over
3-4 days.
4 days shows amazing restraint. Wow.
Carpe Diem, but pacing myself!
by Joseph MR
April 1st, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 11089

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

2010 Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - cedar and current notes, medium bodied, with mildly chewy tannins and slightly earthy finish. Mouthwatering acidity cuts through the fat of a ribeye. Somewhat fuller body on day two
Adds to the impression that this will last several years more.
by Joseph MR
March 27th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 11089

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

2008 Trimbach Frédéric Émile- still young and tight when first opened. The palate became more saturated over
3-4 days.
by Joseph MR
February 18th, 2020, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting recommendations for 1990 Trotanoy
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Decanting recommendations for 1990 Trotanoy

Hello,
I want to bring this to a restaurant for a birthday lunch this weekend. Aeration recommendations would be appreciated. Previous bottles have showed somewhat hard, although it has been several year since I last opened one. Thanks.
by Joseph MR
February 16th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting recommendations: 1990 Trotanoy
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Decanting recommendations: 1990 Trotanoy

I plan on sharing this with friends at a restaurant next weekend; it’s a birth year wine birthday celebration for one of them. Recent cellartracker notes suggest that this wine is fully mature, but every bottle I’ve had (it has been awhile) seemed pretty hard. Aeration advice is greatly appreciated,...
by Joseph MR
January 2nd, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5545

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

+1 Donjon is now modern. Completely agree. Really??? I haven't had the wines since 2013 vintage. That would be super sad. Mordoree is one that I've found to really show a lot of terroir. It can be big in the warm years, but I find it's great in off years (like 2006 was killer) No mention of Cristia...
by Joseph MR
December 18th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2322

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

Another Savennieres:
2002 Baumard Clos du Papillon
Brown color, whiff of Sherry, sadly oxidized [cry.gif]
by Joseph MR
December 16th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos St Jacques Dinner - all 5 producers
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Clos St Jacques Dinner - all 5 producers

Thanks for the notes! How long were the 2002s
decanted? Happy to have a bottle of the Jadot😀
by Joseph MR
December 15th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2322

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

AE80980E-1F4E-4936-9D34-052C5B295E72.jpeg [/url]2014 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu Pale yellow. Crisp citrus, dry mineral extract, brisk acidity. Lacking the slightly honeyed richness of previous vintages that I’ve tried, with a somewhat clipped finish, but it paired well with scallops and...
by Joseph MR
November 26th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5459

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

TN: Windy Oaks 2017 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir “Diane’s Block” Day one: Cherry and underbrush flavors and aromas, discrete oak. Volatile camphor note when first opened blew off quickly. Light to medium body, medium long, slightly tangy finish. Day two: rounder, distinctly savory character emerg...
by Joseph MR
November 9th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: TN: 2010 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive

Ironically-coincidentical, I just moved all of my Roilette from storage to home today, including some 09s. I had a WTF moment as well: 18 bottles of the Griffe de Marquis cuvees plus some extras in mags. I had no recollection. Time to drink more. Thanks for the note, David. Robert, I’d love to lear...
by Joseph MR
October 28th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 44
Views: 5319

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

We opened a 2018 Thivin Cote De Brouilly tonight. Enticing nose, the ripe fruit was front and center, backed by good acidity and some dusty tannin that draws you back to the glass. Its certainly more lush and full than recent years. Not sure what the means for its longevity, but its certainly enjoy...
by Joseph MR
October 19th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Trimbach "Clos Ste. Hune" - The Holy Grail of Riesling
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: TN: 2000 Trimbach "Clos Ste. Hune" - The Holy Grail of Riesling

I had the very good fortune a few years ago to drink the ‘95, ‘90, ‘88 and ‘83 CSH side by side. The last three
were all fabulous! Truly a peak wine experience for me.
by Joseph MR
September 27th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Waiting for Godeau
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Waiting for Godeau

I can’t wait in line, I’ll wait in line...
by Joseph MR
September 21st, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 88
Views: 4491

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Mattstolz wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 6:48 pm
I'm just curious if anyone has tried Eva Fricke's wines. Ive gotten a couple offers for them but don't know much about them. Thoughts?
The Wisperwind bottling, in an off-dry style, I have enjoyed very much.
by Joseph MR
August 9th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 77
Views: 5613

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: 6982

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: 6982

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: 6982

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: 7434

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: 13672
Views: 666965

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: 3760

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: 3066

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: 2642

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: 2691

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: 2691

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: 1009

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: 308

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: 1009

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: 4827

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: 220

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: 4827

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: 1009

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: 824

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: 17
Views: 986

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: 924

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: 2157

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: 8413

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] .

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