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by Jeremy C
December 5th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Y. Clerget Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Y. Clerget Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets

As the owner of several, I hope you're right!
by Jeremy C
December 5th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Y. Clerget Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Y. Clerget Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets

Thanks, Howard. I had heard that, which accounts for the gap between 2009 and 2015. But, I still enjoyed the wine.
by Jeremy C
December 5th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Y. Clerget Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Y. Clerget Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets

A 2007 a couple of nights ago was drinking very well. Even better on day two.
by Jeremy C
November 24th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Using a coffee filter to remove sediment?
Replies: 31
Views: 2188

Re: Using a coffee filter to remove sediment?

I just tried using a coffee filter for the first time and it was a fail. Very little of the residual wine dripped into the decanter (most just “traveled” up the filter). Is there a special technique to this?
by Jeremy C
November 24th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best new dishwasher for stemware
Replies: 51
Views: 2899

Re: Best new dishwasher for stemware

From Maximillian Riedel: “That our high-end glassware can be perfectly and gently washed in a Miele machine is nothing new to us. A Miele dishwasher makes it easy to care for your glasses perfectly. To ensure that our glasses are cleaned gently, we specifically recommend that they are washed in a Mi...
by Jeremy C
November 24th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best new dishwasher for stemware
Replies: 51
Views: 2899

Re: Best new dishwasher for stemware

I think both hand washing and using the dishwasher are fine options. I used to be in the hand washing group but I’ve discovered over the last several years that putting my stems in the dishwasher saves hassle and injury. Plenty of other anecdotal stories seem to corroborate this. Greg, are you sayin...
by Jeremy C
November 24th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best new dishwasher for stemware
Replies: 51
Views: 2899

Re: Best new dishwasher for stemware

I’m wondering why the majority seem to think that Miele is superior. What is it about Miele vs. the field that sets them apart? I’m in the market for a new dishwasher and currently have a Bosch, which is fine, but it like others I’ve had doesn’t do as good a job of drying as I’d like. I often have r...
by Jeremy C
November 22nd, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question
Replies: 30
Views: 1225

Re: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question

alan weinberg wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 8:47 pm
last cellar was mahogany. New one will be alder, 25% cheaper and looks great.
Alan, was this a custom job? I have alder now and I do like it but it was a custom job and I don't desire to spend that again for my next space.
by Jeremy C
November 22nd, 2019, 7:09 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: 4728

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

2011 Sojourn Sangiacomo

My last of these. A bit burly out of the gate, but it settles farily quickly. What it has given up in fruit, it is yielding in some yummy savory flavors. I really like this producer.


Sorry for the sideways shot.
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by Jeremy C
November 22nd, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question
Replies: 30
Views: 1225

Re: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question

I’ve seen plenty of cellars with pine racking and I haven’t noticed any warping or mold.

My current cellar has alder cubes but I plan on using unfinished pine for the next.
by Jeremy C
November 20th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 21904

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I’m loath to wade in here - actually, not true at all, Alfert likes drama - but will regardless. Just got my 2015s yesterday from Panzer. FWIW, his delivery is pristine. Perfect storage. P&P. Just got back from a business function, am a bit wired, figured I’d play with this wine a bit tonight and t...
by Jeremy C
November 20th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cellar Question #71
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Wine Cellar Question #71

Ok...What about placing the studs 24” on center vs. standard 16”? They aren’t load bearing, and it would allow for more efficient insulation.
by Jeremy C
November 20th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cellar Question #71
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Wine Cellar Question #71

Thanks, Andrew. I was thinking the same. My only reason for considering it was that, if the spray foam doesn’t completely cover the studs (I’m building out a room with concrete walls) then there would be gaps where the vapor barrier existed.
by Jeremy C
November 20th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cellar Question #71
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Wine Cellar Question #71

Bump
by Jeremy C
November 19th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2015 Vietti Barbaresco and Barolos, 2016 Barbera, 2018 Roero Arneis
Replies: 13
Views: 1245

Re: TN- 2015 Vietti Barbaresco and Barolos, 2016 Barbera, 2018 Roero Arneis

Many thanks for the notes, Tom. I have a couple of the 2015 Ravera which I have tucked away for a long nap.
by Jeremy C
November 19th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10979
Views: 401438

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Jean Edwards Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

A very pleasant wine, with restrained but very present fruit. Really, I enjoy the 2011 Napa cabs much more than the critics predicted.
by Jeremy C
November 19th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1117

Re: Cellar advice

I like my cube bins, despite many naysayers. Prolly more functional than diamond bins.

And, it’s kinda cool that you joined ten years to the day after this Board started.
by Jeremy C
November 19th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cellar Question #71
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Wine Cellar Question #71

Hey there, I’m aware that if one uses spray foam (e.g., closed cell) insulation that a separate vapor barrier isn’t needed. My question is, would there be a downside (aside from cost/labor) to installing a 6mm vapor barrier in addition to the spray foam? And if you did install one, I’m assuming it w...
by Jeremy C
November 15th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 5617

Re: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .

No worries. While this accolade may very well impact the pricing of this vintage, LB will remain a stalwart in the category of well-priced Bordeaux for years to come, and there remain and will remain plenty of good back vintages at reasonable pricing to enjoy.
by Jeremy C
November 15th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Re: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils

alan weinberg wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Shitty in past but allegedly improving. Be careful of the cheap old stuff. Same w Camus.
When did they allegedly begin to turn around (for both Pierre Bouree et Fils and Camus)?
by Jeremy C
November 14th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hybrid wine shops/bars - Vinepair article
Replies: 31
Views: 1042

Re: Hybrid wine shops/bars - Vinepair article

We have something similar locally but it’s a full-on restaurant plus retail wine store. Food is very good, one of our favorite local places. Wine selection is very good, prices are ok but I do better elsewhere when buying for the cellar. It’s easy to find something good (if not aged) to accompany d...
by Jeremy C
November 4th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping from CA to East Coast
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: Shipping from CA to East Coast

It’s not hot in El Paso, that’s for sure. PHX, I don’t know.
by Jeremy C
November 4th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1531

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

From what I've been told a cellar is unlikely to increase the value of the home, and it could well eliminate some prospective buyers who don't want the expense/work necessary to tear it all out. agree. Kidding oneself that home value is increased by a cellar. I just sold my home—the buyer will be r...
by Jeremy C
November 2nd, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews
Replies: 83
Views: 5536

Re: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews

Any restaurant not offering corkage is not worth going to. I will pay $50 or more as I know I will enjoy the food and pay way less on the wines I bring in. I do love Minneapolis as many restaurants are corkage friendly and if you bring in a bunch of wine geeks they might even wave corkage on an off...
by Jeremy C
November 1st, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10979
Views: 401438

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1997 Leoville Barton

Much more enjoyable than I had anticipated, given the vintage. Perhaps I need to seek out others of this year.
by Jeremy C
October 27th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19126

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Jeremy C wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Good luck to you all who are directly impacted by this. I do hope that it gets contained soon.
Containment isn’t expected for 2 weeks.
I’m sorry to learn that. I do sincerely hope that the destruction is on the low end of the potential.
by Jeremy C
October 27th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19126

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Good luck to you all who are directly impacted by this. I do hope that it gets contained soon.
by Jeremy C
October 26th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s
Replies: 19
Views: 1344

Re: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s

bryan c wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Had about 1.5 cases of the '10 Murgers opened in Feb for my wedding for one of the "red dinner wines". Across the board, the bottles all had indications of some seepage. Wine itself was fine though of the bottles I tried before/during/after wedding.
Please invite me to your next wedding.
by Jeremy C
October 17th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Ch. Meyney - St. Estephe
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: TN: 2000 Ch. Meyney - St. Estephe

Thanks, John. Interesting. I’ll have to open one of mine to compare notes.

How is DavidZ?
by Jeremy C
October 14th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1148
Views: 63971

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 3:05 pm
New cellar is pretty pricey.
Agreed. Seems to be a pattern.
by Jeremy C
October 13th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")
Replies: 20
Views: 773

Re: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")

Jim, great note. Thanks for sharing.
by Jeremy C
October 11th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 3982

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Power was just restored here after 3 days of no water and no electricity.
Glad to learn!
by Jeremy C
October 9th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 652
Views: 33585

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Has anyone been in contact with Envoyer to ascertain how they will be handling this with respect to existing outstanding/pre arrival wines?
by Jeremy C
October 9th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 40
Views: 2213

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

How long ago was it “cheap” and roughly what was it going for?
by Jeremy C
October 9th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 40
Views: 2213

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

Many thanks, Adrian. I’ve enjoyed every Allemand I’ve had the opportunity to try.
by Jeremy C
October 5th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18282

Re: I'm done*

I'm not trying to be argumentative, but I don't think it would be all that horrible. I'm enjoying the process now, it's not like it is some chore for future gain. If my tastes change when I age, I'll simply sell what I no longer want and enjoy something new.
by Jeremy C
October 5th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2319

Re: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015

I thought Aeris was declassified Rhys or other CA grapes he bought. Does he have vineyards in Sicily?? David, as Al stated, the wine is from Etna DOC and is not comprised of California fruit. As an aside, I very much enjoyed a 2014 last night. It was fresh and lively and showed no hint of oxidation.
by Jeremy C
October 3rd, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18282

Re: I'm done*

This and the retirement thread in Asylum go hand in hand. We need a Monte Carlo simulation for cellaring Bordeaux. If I (and my palate) outlive my cellar I’ll have to buy aged Bordeaux at auction. Assuming I haven’t outlived my money. With this I agree: Who the heck knows? I have enjoyed this threa...
by Jeremy C
October 3rd, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 355
Views: 18368

Re: Ravenswood library offer

It would be nice to get a heads up post here the day before this goes live, aka Morgan style, so we can all put together some sort of game plan. It just won’t be fun frantically adding items to the cart just hoping it won’t sell out before paying. I might not be able to sleep till the 15th. Hi Carr...
by Jeremy C
October 3rd, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 652
Views: 33585

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

While this may very well hit many of us, I'm very sorry for those of you whose livelihoods will be impacted.
by Jeremy C
October 2nd, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2319

Re: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015

R_Gilbane wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 7:27 pm
Jeremy C wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 7:19 pm
Has Kevin previously addressed any concerns about the 2014 vintage?
Would be awesome to get a refund on the 14s. The bottles I had were deeply troubled.
I encourage you (and Diane et al) to reach out to him on this issue and report back.
by Jeremy C
October 2nd, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2319

Re: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015

Has Kevin previously addressed any concerns about the 2014 vintage?
by Jeremy C
September 30th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of good, not so much great
Replies: 54
Views: 1953

Re: Lots of good, not so much great

At least from my perspective it is impossible to have extraordinary wine all or most of the time. Even if I were drinking “the very best” wine daily, over time, my critique of it would simply recalibrate such that I would view it as more ordinary. I like having the variety of both, well, variety as ...
by Jeremy C
September 25th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 21904

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Hi Justin. I'm sorry, I'm not really following your point. What part of "the above" are you referencing?

Cheers,

Jeremy
by Jeremy C
September 25th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3212

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

I believe that their pricing model was an attempt to mimic Bordeaux, and thus have prices go up or down based on scores, demand, etc. Though it does seem that it's more of a one way street.
by Jeremy C
September 24th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10979
Views: 401438

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Sandlands Chenin Blanc

Just a good, yummy wine. There's a waxy, lemony feel to the taste that has a nice complexity to it.
by Jeremy C
September 24th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3212

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

Well, for my tastes I've found their wines to be some of the most well-crafted examples from Napa.
by Jeremy C
September 24th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3437

Re: Delta Skyclub

Cathay First has rotated to Comtes de Champagne 2007 in F, at least as of a few weeks ago. About to find out what ANA F currently has on offer. I have proper glasses in my carry-on in anticipation. You bring your own stemware on a plane? Sure. We usually bring a two pack of Riedel Os when on vacati...
by Jeremy C
September 24th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 21904

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Wow. Envoyer offering '15 Benetiere for $160/btl. I've never paid more than $75 for Cordeloux and I purchased '11 Dolium on release for $150. Greg told me that his wines being offered are coming directly from the domaine. Interesting that he claimed that they are the only ones currently available i...
by Jeremy C
September 24th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grape Variety and Aging
Replies: 27
Views: 995

Re: Grape Varietal and Aging

I thought that "variety" referred to the grape and that "varietal" referred to the wine.

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