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by Anton D
January 24th, 2021, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn: 2014 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Tn: 2014 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Thank you for the note!

I think of these as fully ripe opulent style wines when considering food matches and these wines are great fun!
by Anton D
January 22nd, 2021, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen

Holy cow!

That's perfect!

Great find and post!
by Anton D
January 21st, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend a Food/Wine Magazine, please
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: Recommend a Food/Wine Magazine, please

Chris Blum wrote: January 21st, 2021, 11:11 am slightly OT, but I recommend you don’t subscribe to Cooks Illustrated.

Great magazine, but the business end is shady AF. Good luck unsubscribing.
I did not know the shady part, but LOVE the issues I have seen.
by Anton D
January 20th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me love Chenin Blanc
Replies: 72
Views: 3117

Re: Please help me love Chenin Blanc

If there is a chance that you could like it, start with Didier Dagueneau and go from there. I've never had or seen a Dagueneau Chenin. But some nice SB! You know, until a few minutes ago, I would have bet you that Pur Sang was Chenin Blanc...I looked and it is not! Embarrassment emoji: blush [cheer...
by Anton D
January 20th, 2021, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best pairings
Replies: 83
Views: 3162

Re: best pairings

I know it's cliche, but duck and pinot/Burgundy.

Smoked prime rib and cali cab.

They make fresh King Crab at water Grill in Orange County and it's the best match I've even encountered with Didier Dagueneau's wines. Just call it his 'house style!'

Aubert chard and salmon is a nice match, for me.
by Anton D
January 20th, 2021, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best pairings
Replies: 83
Views: 3162

Re: best pairings

Paul Jaouen wrote: January 16th, 2021, 10:51 am Cheval Blanc and fast food
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My wive loves Latour and Carl's Jr.
by Anton D
January 20th, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me love Chenin Blanc
Replies: 72
Views: 3117

Re: Please help me love Chenin Blanc

If there is a chance that you could like it, start with Didier Dagueneau and go from there.
by Anton D
January 19th, 2021, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Venison Wellington food pairing...
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Venison Wellington food pairing...

Claret!
by Anton D
January 19th, 2021, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.
Replies: 30
Views: 1819

Re: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.

In craps, you rolled a 5! [cheers.gif]

Or, a 9, but not a 5 or 9, only one or the other.
by Anton D
January 18th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big 4-0!! A Few From 1980 (Dom P, Mouton, Silver Oak)
Replies: 35
Views: 1282

Re: The Big 4-0!! A Few From 1980 (Dom P, Mouton, Silver Oak)

Happy birthday!

You are now closer to 80 than to birth! [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
January 17th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2447

Re: Wine rules you should break

Don’t make your own blends.

If I get a faded wine, I will add a touch of something more vibrant.

I like reds and whites served at cellar temp.

I will cook with wines that didn’t meet my drinking standards.
by Anton D
January 17th, 2021, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Clean Wine Movement...
Replies: 26
Views: 1305

Re: The Clean Wine Movement...

Clean, Natural, Biodynamic, Neurolinguistic Programming....we live in a marketing world.

I eagerly await ‘Clean and Calm’ Winery!
by Anton D
December 30th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 5879

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

Sometimes, different is better.
by Anton D
December 29th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the size and weight of a wine bottle matter?
Replies: 55
Views: 2193

Re: Does the size and weight of a wine bottle matter?

robert creth wrote: December 29th, 2020, 12:04 pm My first thought when I saw the thread title was Turley. Over weight and difficult to to store. Only producer that I stopped buying because of the bottle.
Ditto!
by Anton D
December 24th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3713

Re: Windfall wine purchase

If I was given $600 to specifically spend on one wine, no other choice, I'd buy a Madeira. I could enjoy that over weeks, whereas most other bottles would be gone in one sitting. My answer would have been different many years ago, it seems, when I went to regular wine tastings with a "competit...
by Anton D
December 24th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3713

Re: Windfall wine purchase

Scott Jameson wrote: December 24th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Victor Hong wrote: December 24th, 2020, 7:33 am Lots of rich people on this site, I sense.
not everyone here is suing for half a billion (or more) $
You should have started suing when you were younger and you could be done by now!
by Anton D
December 24th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3713

Re: Windfall wine purchase

I got that check back in 2000 when GWB sent everyone money back to “help stimulate the economy”. I did my civic duty and bought a new Weber grill, which was thereafter called my Bush Grill. It failed after a few years. Politics aside, Kelly is putting this money back into the economy, money that go...
by Anton D
December 23rd, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3713

Re: Windfall wine purchase

If it actually isn’t a ‘windfall,’ then donate it to people in actual need who would consider it a true windfall.
by Anton D
December 18th, 2020, 1:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 EMH ‘Black Cat’ Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 24
Views: 1837

Re: TN: 2008 EMH ‘Black Cat’ Cabernet Sauvignon

Well, 2006 here last weekend: silky, sinuous, still in good form, excellent balance. It was the most commented on of the night. Easily a decade to go.
by Anton D
December 13th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with Prum Auslese?
Replies: 70
Views: 2898

Re: What to pair with Prum Auslese?

Scallops almost any way.

Moroccan food.
by Anton D
December 10th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Massandra up for auction?!
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Re: Massandra up for auction?!

My initial post was completely non-political. It will be interesting to see if this winery goes from public to privately owned; especially for such institutions this is not "always" for the better. Has nothing to do with politics. But plenty to do with HISTORICAL FACTS. I seriously despis...
by Anton D
December 10th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hallmark Christmas Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: Hallmark Christmas Wine

I loved your notes from that adventure!
by Anton D
December 10th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amusing Article - Which Wine You Should Drink, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: Amusing Article - Which Wine You Should Drink, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Moscato. Hope this won't result in me being reassigned to different regions... I'm sure they would just add it to your coverage :) I pulled Moscato also, and I'm claiming Lambrusco sine my wife tells me I am on the cusp of two signs. Unfortunately my holdings in those two might be measured in the h...
by Anton D
December 10th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 William & Mary Proprietary Red Shifflett Ranch
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: TN: 2018 William & Mary Proprietary Red Shifflett Ranch

Thank you for that great note!

One of my favorite Cali cabs!
by Anton D
December 10th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Figeac 1975
Replies: 38
Views: 1162

Re: TN Figeac 1975

Well, that’s a sad note to see. I have one bottle I have ‘been saving.’

I better Audouze it soon!
by Anton D
November 30th, 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you clean your worm?
Replies: 29
Views: 1414

Re: Do you clean your worm?

JDavisRoby wrote: November 30th, 2020, 8:47 pm I use bleach.
Try some nonoxynol-9.
by Anton D
November 30th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you clean your worm?
Replies: 29
Views: 1414

Re: Do you clean your worm?

I have a special “Screw-det “ I use to washclean my ‘Waiter’s Friend’ after I soil it by uncorking a bottle.

I try to avoid CTDS, corkscrew transmitted detritus. It’s my own personal Viet Nam, so to speak.
by Anton D
November 30th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Immense Pleasure Or Profundity?
Replies: 18
Views: 1053

Re: Immense Pleasure Or Profundity?

R. Frankel wrote: November 29th, 2020, 12:11 pm What’s the difference between the two? I find profundity very pleasing.
People date immense pleasure but they marry profundity.

Or maybe it’s the other way around.

Anyway, I find pleasure in profundity, so I will go with that.
by Anton D
November 28th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage
Replies: 81
Views: 6212

Re: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage

Thanks for those posts!

Hope you are doing well.
by Anton D
November 26th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 1999 Dom Perignon Heat Damage Challenge - The Results
Replies: 35
Views: 2110

Re: The 1999 Dom Perignon Heat Damage Challenge

I would be able to tell, but not something Neal Mollen could.
by Anton D
November 26th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7801

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Started the day with a 2016 Peter Michael Coeur à Coeur. Aiming for a nice steady state buzz. Rosemary orange turkey sloooow cooking on the Homer. Cheers, amigos! I decided to go with Ring of Fire turkey. Old tire on dry ground, frozen turkey in the middle, light tire. Turkey done when fires goes ou...
by Anton D
November 4th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The most helpful thing you can say in your tasting note...
Replies: 64
Views: 2775

Re: The most helpful thing you can say in your tasting note...

“Recommended” or “not recommended.”
by Anton D
November 4th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rudy's Back!
Replies: 12
Views: 2262

Re: Rudy's Back!

Dragon 8?
by Anton D
November 4th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert question please
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Aubert question please

He likes Charli CIX’s music a lot!
by Anton D
November 4th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11355

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Last night was 2013 Roy Piper cab and, man, poster wine for structure ! Pure cab essence and deeper than hades! It just keep going and going down to deep red fruit and ample tannin. It should have a long life. My wife guessed it was a 2017. You know when you get a great barrel taste and think, “Boy,...
by Anton D
November 4th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11355

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

A last-minute exit polling of one (1) girlfriend led to a 2008 López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva being opened. Will you update as more results are in. Do you have other girlfriends left to poll? ;) We cannot reveal our proprietary methodology. I hear Sean is big on polling the electorate, so t...
by Anton D
November 3rd, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11355

Re: Wine for election night?

Chris Crutchfield wrote: November 3rd, 2020, 8:33 am
John Morris wrote: November 3rd, 2020, 8:17 am And the wine will still be disappointed. (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=174520)
Ha ha, you made fun of somebody's English. What a natural comedian you are. Really punching up, aren't you?
This is entering the realm on the absurd.
by Anton D
November 3rd, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11355

Re: Wine for election night?

Wanting to use one of my American Icon wines from the recently-delivered Ravenswood library cellar, I chose a wine from the first year I voted - 1989 - Ravenswood Zinfandel Cooke Just finished making my ragú 'comfort food' for tonight (well, haven't 'finished', but it's simmering) - should pair wel...
by Anton D
November 3rd, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11355

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: November 3rd, 2020, 10:29 am
Larry Chmel wrote: November 3rd, 2020, 8:48 am Why all the foreign wines on US election night?
Immigrants get the job done!
Nicely done.
by Anton D
November 2nd, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one country...
Replies: 103
Views: 3524

Re: If only one country...

Portugal. Has some old world dry reds, colares, port, and then best of all, madiera. Given my bent toward old world reds, I cannot think of another that would scratch my itch once you exclude those on the OP list. France is easily over 90% of my cellar. I first thought Chile but landed with you in ...
by Anton D
November 2nd, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: TN: 2001 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Love this winery, thank you for the note!
by Anton D
November 2nd, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11355

Re: Wine for election night?

Todd F r e n c h wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 3:14 pm
Anton D wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 3:13 pm I've decided!

If I get home and it's looking my way, a 2013 Roy Piper cab!
Why wait until it is looking your way? Drink the Piper cab with the confidence its maker has in the results!
You are right, as usual. [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
November 2nd, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11355

Re: Wine for election night?

I've decided!

If I get home and it's looking my way, a 2013 Roy Piper cab!
by Anton D
November 2nd, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9583

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

Too late. I’ve already wasted money on many cases from K&L. By some miracle, I have been lucky enough to encounter only exemplary customer service 100% of the time. Same, as well as +1 regarding the characteristics of corked wine. Michael S. Monie makes a good point about very low TCA levels an...
by Anton D
November 2nd, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from a most Civilized Lunch with Two Friends and One Roast Goat
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: TNs from a most Civilized Lunch with Two Friends and One Roast Goat

Wow!

Drool worthy wine and food.

Thank you for the great note.
by Anton D
November 1st, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?
Replies: 58
Views: 5253

Re: Is it too early to bring up Berserker Day 2021?

Norlin will be back again this year. With improved efficiencies the wine bag prices have come down and the selection is really big now. Will also do a COVID special on any remaining ostrich bags from this year. The new product is a luxury leather case to hold your Durand- sample being made right no...
by Anton D
October 30th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Decanter vs. Aerator
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Decanter vs. Aerator

YLee wrote: October 29th, 2020, 9:16 pm Aerators are a waste. Just swirl your glass.
Easy for you to say, which kind? [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
October 29th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Decanter vs. Aerator
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Decanter vs. Aerator

Michael O'Brien wrote: September 24th, 2020, 3:11 pm I always decant. I do have aerators but never use them.
Every wino I hang with has one or more aerators and none of them used them after the first "new and exciting toy" phase.

Decanters, aye! [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
October 28th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)
Replies: 33
Views: 2801

Re: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)

Question looking for palate correlations:

What is your opinion of Scholium Project wines?

I am hypothesizing Scholium fans will also be more likely to enjoy wine that has been open a few days.

Same for Ch. Musar?
by Anton D
October 26th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone buy from The Wine Cellarage?
Replies: 19
Views: 1739

Re: Anyone buy from The Wine Cellarage?

I have pruchased from them and had great experiences.

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