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by Anton D
December 5th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 4403

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

I have acquired some terrific wines from Richard Albert on B Days, I hope he is active that day!
by Anton D
December 5th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions

Arriving late on the scene, agree with the great advice others have given.

We particularly enjoy visiting Desparada and Herman Story, just to pile on.
by Anton D
December 5th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7224
Views: 444359

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Did a little digging and I think it's the Elyse 2013 Morisoli cabernet. Seems to line up with all the hints, and I think they've done a past mystery before (based on searching it on this site). Seems like a pretty solid if not insane deal? Dang! I think you nailed it! I didn't find anything...you d...
by Anton D
December 5th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7224
Views: 444359

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Ack!

I was off...

How about Inglenook 2014 cab?
by Anton D
December 5th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7224
Views: 444359

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

mattcitrang wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Geoff F. wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Any guesses what the mystery Rutherford cab is up on FirstBottle?
I was trying to figure that out. I’m lost.
Long Meadow Ranch?

Started in the 1980's, adjacent to Scarecrow.

Hmmmm...
by Anton D
December 3rd, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Report of our class trip to Napa/Sonoma
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Report of our class trip to Napa/Sonoma

Wow!

Kudos to everybody!

That is an example of the greatness of wine lovers.

Thank you for posting about it!
by Anton D
December 2nd, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 47
Views: 3488

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

Anton, how does Gallo’s purchase make Palmeyer any less local or larger scale? Its just ownership. If they ramp up production at the cost of quality, sure, bail on them. Maybe Palmeyer needed Gallo to move forward. As GregT said..."Interesting that they bought the name and not the vineyards." If Ga...
by Anton D
November 28th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Fort Ross Pinot Noir Fort Ross Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: TN: 2009 Fort Ross Pinot Noir Fort Ross Vineyard

That’s a great note!

That area keeps growing in my esteem!
by Anton D
November 23rd, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990s California Cabernet
Replies: 18
Views: 1935

Re: TN: 1990s California Cabernet

RDHudak wrote:
January 22nd, 2011, 11:39 am
More great tasting notes from Panos. I actually attended this event , even if it was vicariously. $100 is an incredible bargain as well. [cheers.gif]
I concur!

Many thanks for these insightful notes, your efforts are much appreciated.
by Anton D
November 23rd, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating
Replies: 42
Views: 2293

Re: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating

My interpretation of this label: The breasts are not only breasts. They are eyes at the same time, and the wine glass is the nose. The Hallelujahs are the brain. The hand and the inclined, filled wine glass is an invitation, or maybe even a request to drink this sexy wine. :-) I think you are right.
by Anton D
November 23rd, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating
Replies: 42
Views: 2293

Re: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating

Has anyone tried the '93 lately? I wonder how it matured.
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5864

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Rochioli 2016 estate pinot.

Pure, red fruit, weightless.

Crowd pleaser.
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5864

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Tough crowd. My bro in law pronounced the Ceritas to be ‘vinegar.’

He has a Parker palate. From now on, he gets Rombauer and Kendall Jackson.

The Peter Michael was well received, over all.
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5864

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Staring the week tonight:

2016 Peter Michael Le Apres Midi

Then 2016 Williams Selyem unoaked chard and 2016 Ceritas Heintz chard.
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating
Replies: 42
Views: 2293

Re: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating

C Chen wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 3:27 pm
Doug Ackerman wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 9:35 am
Thanks for keeping us abreast of the situation.
We're just milking it at this point.
The label is quite mammorable.
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating
Replies: 42
Views: 2293

Re: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating

Sincerely hope it isn't 'banned' from the market. American Puritanical b.s. has already gone too far, historically Except that now the puritanical b.s. isn't necessarily going to come from some religious types as much as the social justice types. Either way, it's still b.s. Not sure it's social jus...
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?

John Morris wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 1:50 pm
Anton D wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 1:37 pm
John is, as usual, correct.
May I have your permission to add that to my signature?
100% !! [cheers.gif]

You are on my Berserkers to meet bucket list, man.
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?

- 1998 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Eiswein: I've actually never had Eiswein before, but I typically really enjoy GKAs and BAs with strong cheeses. However, since one of my guests is a great baker and wants to bake, I think we'll pair this with apple pie. I think the wine should comp...
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating
Replies: 42
Views: 2293

Re: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating

Somehow, this one made it through the ATF: 981189.jpg Just further evidence of our moral decline as a people. How come there are never any naked boys on these labels? I'm not sure, but perhaps 1973? https://chairish-prod.freetls.fastly.net/image/product/sized/9b3960d5-5810-47c1-8e15-fc98b3e41d1a/19...
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating
Replies: 42
Views: 2293

Re: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating

I'm reserving judgement until I see it at cellar temperature.
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?
Replies: 23
Views: 619

Re: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?

Josh Grossman wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 11:46 am
Anton D wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 11:30 am
Chris Blum wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 7:58 pm
I might do braised or roasted mixed root vegetables spiced with a Moroccan flavor.

Cloves, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, paprika???
[winner.gif]
Wouldn't that be Moroccan then? I suppose France did colonize all kind of places. I do like a good banh mi.
Call it Algerian, no one will notice.
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?

How about serving them as a course before the sugar deluge of the desserts?

My vote:

A small selection of charcuterie with the tawny ports, then a small cheese selection with the other two.

Then, hit the food desserts!
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?
Replies: 23
Views: 619

Re: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?

Chris Blum wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 7:58 pm
I might do braised or roasted mixed root vegetables spiced with a Moroccan flavor.

Cloves, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, paprika???
[winner.gif]
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?
Replies: 23
Views: 619

Re: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?

Adam Noble wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 10:49 am
Casserole de haricots verts.
[rofl.gif]
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Day out in Sauternes Nov. 2019 - 12 châteaux
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Day out in Sauternes Nov. 2019 - 12 châteaux

That is a 100 point post.

I learned vast amounts from your great post. Thank you!

(I know those take time and effort, your work is greatly appreciated.)
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A night with Alfert....
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: A night with Alfert....

"A night with Alfert...." I was sure this thread would be about a million dollars and double headed coin. Plus a game of billiards. I’m a shark. You are awesome! I was 100% sure that post would simply pass like a ship in the night. Three cheers to you! [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
November 22nd, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A night with Alfert....
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: A night with Alfert....

"A night with Alfert...."

I was sure this thread would be about a million dollars and double headed coin.
by Anton D
November 21st, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Superb Napa Carneros Sauvignon Blanc... and you can't buy a bottle
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: Superb Napa Carneros Sauvignon Blanc... and you can't buy a bottle

I wonder how different it is from the 2018 Truchard "The Shepherd" Sauvignon Blanc.

Maybe they have split the name when they went with "The Shepherd?"

I'm somewhat sure it is Truchard fruit.
by Anton D
November 20th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Caymus
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: TN: 2014 Caymus

PHuff wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Joe,

I am bit confused by your tasting note. It sounds like you absolutely hated the wine, but you gave it a score of 92? Or was that a joke?
I think he posts his age with notes.

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by Anton D
November 20th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to best show young Bordeaux?
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: How to best show young Bordeaux?

Slash decant and start the tasting party.

Tell people "small pours" and track how the wines develop through the evening.

Nothing too serious.

And, by the way....welcome!!!!! [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
November 20th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Chilean wines?
Replies: 35
Views: 1250

Re: Best Chilean wines?

Sena imo. 2016 vintage was outstanding. I will vote along with that! It is delicious! To round out my top three... Los Vascos Le Dix (mui bueno.) https://cdn.ct-static.com/labels/ca48cae0-d401-4459-b35f-73dfaa0a3652.jpg Domus Aurea, baby! https://cdn.ct-static.com/labels/0ad538c1-1a90-467f-8904-843...
by Anton D
November 20th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Speaking of champagne, best served with potato chips that are the "folded over" kind.

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by Anton D
November 20th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 47
Views: 3488

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

I hate when people make money! *old man screams at cloud* This. Sentiment of some seems to be, "I want you (winery) to be successful and make money, just not TOO successful and make TOO much money....as defined by me!" What's wrong with....if you like the wines when they were "small", and you still...
by Anton D
November 20th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Richard Albert wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 8:16 am
Capsules were effective barriers against insects and vermin starting in the 18th century.
Their use/need today?
Adds a degree of difficulty for forgers.
by Anton D
November 20th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

For wines I hate, but have to be polite about, I will say, "This wine certainly pours well, and look how it assumes the shape of its container." Sometimes, I will say, "Perfect for spaghetti!" Meaning that I would mix it with tomato sauce and make a reduction if I absolutely had to have that wine i...
by Anton D
November 20th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Brad England wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Reminds me of Sept. 16, 1992....
Ah, yes, the wonderful day Nick Jonas came into being.
by Anton D
November 19th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Todd, you are lazy and have a narrow agenda. This thread is perfect for you.
Awesome! Solid stream, sir.
by Anton D
November 19th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

For wines I hate, but have to be polite about, I will say, "This wine certainly pours well, and look how it assumes the shape of its container." Sometimes, I will say, "Perfect for spaghetti!" Meaning that I would mix it with tomato sauce and make a reduction if I absolutely had to have that wine i...
by Anton D
November 19th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1117

Re: Cellar advice

Hank Victor wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 3:11 pm
I would re-do the racking if I was in your position.
Yes! Kill the diamonds!
by Anton D
November 19th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Anybody else see the dramatic thread title posted by Alfert and roll his/her eyes??

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No eye rolling, but, then, Alfert's posts usually involve a stream of some kind.
by Anton D
November 19th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

For wines I hate, but have to be polite about, I will say, "This wine certainly pours well, and look how it assumes the shape of its container." Sometimes, I will say, "Perfect for spaghetti!" Meaning that I would mix it with tomato sauce and make a reduction if I absolutely had to have that wine in...
by Anton D
November 19th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 355
Views: 18376

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Mine arrived this week, looking forward to some turkey pairing!
by Anton D
November 19th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 47
Views: 3488

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

As time goes on, I'm less and less shocked by any of these acquisitions. If the grapes are still grown by world class farmers, the wines still made by world class winemakers and the wine is still excellent, I don't really care what the parent company does. Case in point Siduri. Fruit source and win...
by Anton D
November 19th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NewYorker: RachelMonroe on NaturalWines
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

Re: NewYorker: RachelMonroe on NaturalWines

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 10:10 am
The more people yammer about natural wine, the less I want to drink it.
Agree.
by Anton D
November 19th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 47
Views: 3488

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

Well, that frees me up to drop Pahlmeyer.

I have a 'just say no to Gallo' policy.
by Anton D
November 19th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Napa/Sonoma Blind Tasting Contest
Replies: 18
Views: 1015

Re: Recommendations for Napa/Sonoma Blind Tasting Contest

Karl K wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Kamen CS is a nice Sonoma Cab Sauv which would be interesting in a tasting like this.

My guess is some would think it is from Napa.
I agree! I was just too lazy to keep going!

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