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by NoahR
May 24th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted the 2015 Bruno Giacosa Falletto Vigna le Rocche?
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Has anyone tasted the 2015 Bruno Giacosa Falletto Vigna le Rocche?

Suckling on Barolo? I trust his taste like I trust a used car salesman. I’ve heard that Dante’s return righted the ship, but hard to tell when and to what extend and to what extent they have recaptured the magic. Bruno has been in poor health for several years. Galloni’s review of the 15 Asili was t...
by NoahR
May 22nd, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 48
Views: 3144

Re: 2017 Gonon

R_Gilbane wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 8:41 am
scamhi wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 5:35 am
i bought Gonon at these prices- all sold out at this retailer.
2017 Saint-Joseph $44.99
2017 Iles Feray $29.99
You overpaid. I got 2 cases of the SJ for $39.99 with shipping.
Wow! That’s under $2/ bottle!
by NoahR
May 20th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 11770

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

The continued griping saddens me a bit. Everyone is entitled to complain, especially on an Internet forum, but I have read hundreds of threads on allocation-based lists that people covet like SQN, Schrader, Macdonald, Scarecrow etc, and they are rarely as bitchy as this thread. Lots of people talkin...
by NoahR
May 19th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Neb Vinous Blind 1989 Barolo & Barbaresco Dinner
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: TN: Neb Vinous Blind 1989 Barolo & Barbaresco Dinner

Great notes Ken! Thanks!
by NoahR
May 19th, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1118

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

He didn’t make any. VA problems.
by NoahR
May 19th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1118

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

His initial offer in 1/2018 had his assessment having tasted it twice in barrel and once in bottle apparently: (Rob Panzer - hope you don’t mind the quote) “ Oh yeah, I forgot. There is wine. :0 Pierre elected to sell off in bulk his entire 2014 Cordeloux and Condrieu production as the level of vola...
by NoahR
May 19th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1118

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

Thanks For the update here Robert. Good to hear your/our wine is safe and ready to go. Mentally now Clearing some room in the budget for 16’s. wonder what kind of chilling affect the delay of the 15s will have on 16 purchases. Let's say they arrive end of June. No one will actually have their wines...
by NoahR
May 19th, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which syrahs are retirement worthy?
Replies: 43
Views: 2359

Re: which syrahs are retirement worthy?

Robert - it’s not the funk. I agree that Bionic Frog can have a little of that. And there are certainly some tastings of young syrahs described here where people couldnt reliably differentiate between US and Rhône, so I certainly won’t say They’re two completely different animals. But they’re made d...
by NoahR
May 18th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which syrahs are retirement worthy?
Replies: 43
Views: 2359

Re: which syrahs are retirement worthy?

My experience here jibes with Alfert’s as usual - haven’t had compelling Syrah that wasn’t from France or US. And honestly, there is not a US cab that hits the savory, feral notes of Northern Rhône, even if some of the better examples have all the white pepper and violets and even some of the meat t...
by NoahR
May 18th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?
Replies: 21
Views: 1065

Re: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?

If only the same were true in America with American wines. Ha. You can break 20 euro per teaspoon.
by NoahR
May 18th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which syrahs are retirement worthy?
Replies: 43
Views: 2359

Re: which syrahs are retirement worthy?

Myriad and Bedrock will definitely be I. Your wheelhouse. I think you would find Copain and Pax too lean but hard to say.
by NoahR
May 18th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2296
Views: 73705

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

JoeD wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 7:17 am
see everyone in a few hours, the waygu brisket just came off the egg. should be able to time it perfect for burnt ends.
Don’t think even Cros Parantoux will hold up to that. Too late to switch to 80’s Bordeaux or something?
by NoahR
May 18th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1118

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

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 5:45 am
Patience, grasshopper . . . .

I have no storage, so I’m cool with the wait.
If you just keep it all in your Orlando attic, probably ends up like beautiful aged Madeira. The Alfert Canteiro method?
by NoahR
May 17th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1118

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

If you find any 15 or 16, let me know. Have some ‘15 on order from Robert Panzer.
by NoahR
May 17th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10458
Views: 341502

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

7EF2C0EF-244E-4A90-AA3C-FB03193FFB59.jpeg 2016 Mikael Bourg Cornas Nice wine. Fairly traditional but not overly rustic. Feral, slightly funky, savory notes predominate, with taut spine of acidity and middleweight and smooth tannins. No perceptible wood. A bit angular right now but good potential We...
by NoahR
May 17th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10458
Views: 341502

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

7EF2C0EF-244E-4A90-AA3C-FB03193FFB59.jpeg
2016 Mikael Bourg Cornas

Nice wine. Fairly traditional but not overly rustic. Feral, slightly funky, savory notes predominate, with taut spine of acidity and middleweight and smooth tannins. No perceptible wood. A bit angular right now but good potential
by NoahR
May 17th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which syrahs are retirement worthy?
Replies: 43
Views: 2359

Re: which syrahs are retirement worthy?

Sell it all and buy Northern Rhône while you still can! Honestly, I’m with Alfert on this. If you are buying to sell later then maybe these wines will hold their price. A lot of people find SQN to be undrinkably gloppy and these wines are the absolute opposite of what I find I like. But Myriad and B...
by NoahR
May 17th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 11770

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Yep to Monte Bello over Montelena. In another league. The American Oak in MB is distinctive and not for everyone though, but it’s part of the charm. I don’t touch MB for 15 years with few exceptions l. 98 and 00 were drinkable a bit early but I wouldn’t open anything from the 2000’s for a while
by NoahR
May 16th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2296
Views: 73705

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Are we doing Cros Parantoux, Jacky Truchot or both? Want to make sure we don’t get so narrow we leave anyone out.
by NoahR
May 16th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 11770

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Sorry to anyone who did not get a 2018 futures offer. I signed up with the 2013 vintage for futures and feel lucky to still be on the list. Still, IMHO, this remains the best deal in California, period.
by NoahR
May 16th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 107
Views: 5380

Re: Robert Parker retires

Lisa’s article (and conventional hagiography) suggest that RMP’s reviews of 82 Bordeaux ‘which turned out to be right’ cemented his place among critics, seemingly as early as 1984. How the hell did they know the aging potential of 82 Bordeaux in 84?
by NoahR
May 16th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 107
Views: 5380

Re: Robert Parker retires

maureen nelson wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 4:44 pm
I think it was Terry Robards (?) and Robert Finnegan, both relatively well-known wine writers at the time, who disagreed with Bob on the ‘82 vintage. Others agreed with him.
Robert Finnegan’s books are fun to read. Not a ton of people remember him now.
by NoahR
May 16th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 107
Views: 5380

Re: Robert Parker retires

Gary York wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 3:58 pm
I wish him well in retirement. It must not be an easy thing to do knowing that your life's work will be destroyed.
Ashes to ashes, punt to punt.

He did a lot for the wine world, like it or not.
by NoahR
May 15th, 2019, 11:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 2797

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

Glad you took one for the team. I think I was only able to snag a few, so will give them 15 years...
by NoahR
May 14th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 66
Views: 3729

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

I think the “softness” of the Bordeaux resale market is real, especially as reports start surfacing that 82’ are getting to be past prime. 89, 90 are robust, but there are relative deals to be had elsewhere. It’s just that 2015/16 prices are so inflated that old stocks seem a deal by comparison. In...
by NoahR
May 13th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 66
Views: 3729

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

In Burgundy there seem to be fairly few old wines being sold at auction for much less than the retail price of current vintages. Why would you expect mature burgundy to cost less than the same wine from a current vintage (assuming comparable quality reputation)? That type of arbitrage always seems ...
by NoahR
May 13th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3677

Re: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016

Has anyone noticed that absolutely every Cornas, St. Joseph and Cote Rotie from any producer young or old is “classic” “traditional” and “old school”? Other than LaLa’s and maybe Chave Hermitage, and some well known producers who basically don’t have to work too hard to sell their wines, the exact s...
by NoahR
May 13th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 66
Views: 3729

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

I think the “softness” of the Bordeaux resale market is real, especially as reports start surfacing that 82’ are getting to be past prime. 89, 90 are robust, but there are relative deals to be had elsewhere. It’s just that 2015/16 prices are so inflated that old stocks seem a deal by comparison. In ...
by NoahR
May 13th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2296
Views: 73705

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Get in line, Joe. Not until after the 90 and 99 Vosne GC tastings
by NoahR
May 13th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 66
Views: 3729

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Only way to find deals is to for wines that don’t move (there are tons of bottles that have been sitting on spectrum or winebid for several months), the reserve prices are close to retail once you factor in premium...
by NoahR
May 13th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2016 Lynch Bages, 2017 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #15 Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: TN- 2016 Lynch Bages, 2017 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #15 Auction

Tom, have you had any other 15 and 16 Bordeaux major houses that have been more restrained? Did a longitudinal tasting of Lynch Bages last year and really didn’t find the newer ones to be all that glossy or overly oaked. But I’m also never surprised when a recent, ripe vintage of Bordeaux has all th...
by NoahR
May 13th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand Gets The Clape
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Allemand Gets The Clape

Clape jokes aside I’m just impressed anyone opened either of these given the absurd price escalation in recent years, at least in the american market. How much are they over there?
by NoahR
May 12th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Levet Journaries pairing
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: 2015 Levet Journaries pairing

I think Alfert puts it in his Camelbak on long bike rides in Orlando summer heat.
by NoahR
May 12th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 119
Views: 5317

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Do you know why it's sold out? Did I miss a memo? 2018>2015 for Segur? I see 2015 for $85 I would guess it’s because of the Vinous review at 96-99 that called it one of the best wines of the vintage. I don’t think a score of 96-99 puts you among the best wines of the vintage does it? I thought the ...
by NoahR
May 11th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 119
Views: 5317

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Noah, Was your sinus surgery a success I hope? I had surgery in 2006 and its amazing what a good surgeon can do for the olfactory senses. Terroir and precision come much more onto focus, while monster California Cabs, and the like, are no longer the wine of choice for me. Regarding 2018 Bordeaux, I...
by NoahR
May 11th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2296
Views: 73705

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

R_Gilbane wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 8:24 am
Feeling some inspo from the recent Tanzer Cali retrospectives. Thinking older cabs today. Same time, same place as last week?
96 and 73 Mayacamas?
by NoahR
May 11th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2038

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

I think history will continue to be kind to 2014.

And 1986 has surpassed expectations I think, sandwiched between VOTC 82, 89 and 90. Hard to find bad wines from that whole decade outside of 84 and 87
by NoahR
May 11th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone Documentary
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: Northern Rhone Documentary

Just watched it. tTwo hours of watching Allemand, Chave, Ooka working these brutally steep hillsides in the Rhône by hand. Backbreaking. 80's captioning, barely any narrative. At least half an hour of just watching Allemand and his guys swear like sailors and grunt while rebuilding a piece of stone ...
by NoahR
May 11th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 119
Views: 5317

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

The Farr Vintners site said something about a 25% volume reduction in the release vs 2017. Futures games I think, combined with the aforementioned “demand”. I call bull$hit. There is absolutely not a single large Bordeaux estate that can claim a right to inflate prices based on low yields. Scarcity...
by NoahR
May 11th, 2019, 4:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 119
Views: 5317

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

YLee wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 11:22 pm
C Chen wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Whoa, 750ml bottles of 2018 Calon Segur at Total Wine are sold out.
Do you know why it's sold out? Did I miss a memo? 2018>2015 for Segur? I see 2015 for $85
I would guess it’s because of the Vinous review at 96-99 that called it one of the best wines of the vintage.
by NoahR
May 10th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 119
Views: 5317

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

For me, I don’t think wine is an “expense” in that I can always sell. They are not an expense or sunken cost until I drink them, and then they would immediately cease to have resale value, so they are sort of like Schroedinger’s Cat in that sense... Not like Schroedinger’s Cat actually 😜 but in any...
by NoahR
May 10th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 119
Views: 5317

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

What does it mean to "invest" in a few cases. Is investing different from buying? Don’t know, Howard. What does it mean to be “snarky”? Is it different from being “snide”? Is there a reason you’re trying to draw a distinction that I’m not? If I put money into something that I’m going to neither enj...
by NoahR
May 10th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 267
Views: 14015

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Vince T wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 11:00 am
Panos has a nice, thoughtful write up:
https://wine-chronicles.com/blog/bdx18- ... hedonists/
This is great. Kudos to Panos for not recycling hype.
by NoahR
May 10th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 34
Views: 1876

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

I would argue the opposite of Ryan. I think the prices for P2 are silly high for extended lees aging. I love aged champagnes but would rather have the base 02 and hold it for half the price.
by NoahR
May 10th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 119
Views: 5317

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

So, fine. I’m not a huge Bordeaux buyer, having gotten into it after the price hikes of 2009 and 2010, but had kids born in 2014 and 2016 and so invested in a few cases. Now to 2018. Have read the threads and preliminary reviews. What are you buying and why? My first EP purchases: 6x Les Carmes Hau...
by NoahR
May 9th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 4163

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

Rob_S wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 3:25 pm
So as a vineyard where would Dr. Crane stand?
Makes some great wines but was basically a reclaimed housing area that was supposedly the Chinatown of St. Helena in the 20’s. Was replanted to Cab-et-cetera in 1998, so hardly an historic site.
by NoahR
May 9th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 4163

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

3rd Growth: Araujo (Eisele) Yes, making blueberry milkshakes out of that fruit still made respectable wines, but that's history. First Growth and a new benchmark for Napa. Back to traditional ripeness. No new oak.... Of that list, you’re singling our Araujo for blueberry milkshake? That could apply...
by NoahR
May 9th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 4163

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

Eisele should be there. Known great site. Owned by a First Growth. Tended and made by veteran Chateau Latour folks. Agree. Forgot that one. I don’t know what to do about sites that have sold out to larger companies. Where does Schrader fit now? Kapczandy? And then the historical properties like Ing...

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