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by NoahR
July 18th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a lead concern with neck foil?
Replies: 22
Views: 780

Re: Is there a lead concern with neck foil?

[tease.gif] Yes. FFS, stop drinking wine!
by NoahR
July 16th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 79
Views: 5207

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

Like my Rhys. Overextended and had to pass. A lot of money for a new experiment. Have passed on a number of new release Cali wines with no track record but good pedigree. So much excellent champagne out there right now I just can’t justify it
by NoahR
July 16th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 2772

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

Silliness. Prices have escalated absurdly in Burgundy, which may be hard to farm but certainly not as hard to farm as the Northern Rhône. The scarcity may be a real thing, but there are metric tons of good Burgundy out there and I get several offers every day. Some offers I trust, some I don’t. But ...
by NoahR
July 9th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11247
Views: 510581

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Musar Rouge:
6x2001
3x1999
3x1998
by NoahR
July 4th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 56
Views: 1753

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

Opened a 2013 Bedrock Nervo. Have some 1977 Sercial Madeira to sip. Beyond that, maybe tmzome Tiki cocktails. It’s hot as hell in DC!
by NoahR
June 27th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5721

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Frank, I’ve been a migraineur for 30 years. Began in grade school. I took NSAIDs then with minimal effect, eventually started taking Imitrex back when it was only available as an injection. It’s awful and has plagued my life in many ways, but my chief triggers seem to remain sleep deprivation, anxie...
by NoahR
June 24th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Expressions of Tempranillo - Ribera vs Rioja
Replies: 17
Views: 1032

Expressions of Tempranillo - Ribera vs Rioja

His would you characterize the differences between the Tempranillo based wines in Rioja vs Ribera Del Duero?

If You’re teaching a basic class on Spanish Wine, how would you contrast terroir and winemaking?
by NoahR
June 24th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 570
Views: 29533

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

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TrompoKing on the BGE

Made chicken “al pastor”...
by NoahR
June 22nd, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 54
Views: 4129

Re: The wine you don't want

04E2DB4C-0CDF-4797-AD0B-E5DCB2B94043.jpeg You're quite fortunate the wine you don't want anymore is SQN. Those should be quite easy and lucrative to resell. Most collectors end up with over the hill bottles of 15% Aussie Shiraz and stuff like that which nobody wants to buy. Hahahaha. That’s EXACTLY...
by NoahR
June 22nd, 2019, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 57
Views: 3248

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 6:00 pm
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 3:14 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 5:58 am
Truth is what’s in the bottle, and even young it is hard to asses.
Mr. Country Lawyer Esq., what do "hard asses" have to do with this discussion? [wink.gif]
If I have to ‘splain it....

It’s a Cuban thing. We like ass.
You need to meet Princess Vitarah.
by NoahR
June 21st, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 54
Views: 4129

Re: The wine you don't want

You'll get a variety of answers. If quantity, auction is by far the easiest. Think over 100 bottles. They will often pick up and ship free if the value is enough. If just scattered bottles of SQN one could probably work to find private buyer but that takes time. You're quite fortunate the wine you ...
by NoahR
June 21st, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 57
Views: 3248

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

Mark, I am not basing on any particular Chateau. There have been multiple articles, starting perhaps with the Decanter article in 2013, and one that i cant find but which was linked on Terroirist a few months ago suggesting the practice was still commonplace, if less useful post-Parker. I find barre...
by NoahR
June 21st, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 57
Views: 3248

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

There is no scarcity. You should be able to negotiate first tranch prices a few years later. And first tranch prices are already inflated. Such a racket. Really? And you know this how? You have personal experience over the past 5 or 10 years so that you know this to be so? if buyers in the industry...
by NoahR
June 20th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 57
Views: 3248

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

There is no scarcity. You should be able to negotiate first tranch prices a few years later. And first tranch prices are already inflated.

Such a racket.
by NoahR
June 19th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 26
Views: 1526

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Both this and the 2005 are silly good wines.

The American Oak never quite fades. Did a tasting of 1964-1980 Imperial vs Viña Real and it sticks out like a sore thumb even in the 64 and 66. Monte Bello is the same way. St least I like it as it mellows.
by NoahR
June 16th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 61
Views: 2532

Re: 2000 Magdelaine

The 2000 Magdelaine was lovely, and shows like a younger cousin of the spectacular 1990 I had last year. It was interesting to contrast what I feel is still a very young wine with a lot of much older Bordeaux - 1970-1990 on saturday. The other young wines were a 2004 Gracia, which showed modern, and...
by NoahR
June 16th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 Clos des Goisses and Krug
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: 1996 Clos des Goisses and Krug

I had the privilege of drinking with David on saturday night. The CdG definitely showed older, more mature, and a bit more oxidative than the Krug. Both were lovely, though the Krug definitely showed as finer, more filigreed, and more balanced. Without food to pair it with, the CdG’s acidity seemed ...
by NoahR
June 15th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 57
Views: 3248

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

William - Don’t really care what the Chateaux think. Most of them are owned by conglomerates, investment banks and foreign investors at this point. I’ve met some nice winemakers and emissaries, but it’s been a racket for a long time. If the Chateaux have the reserves to fund a business model that pe...
by NoahR
June 15th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Checking in on two 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: TN: Checking in on two 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre

Antle makes some tough wines to love early in. Will be interesting to see if they turn a corner
by NoahR
June 15th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 57
Views: 3248

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

An “entrepreneur” by definition is a middleman. He buys at a lower price from a source, moves it to a new market, and sells it for a profit. Agree with all of this except the 1st sentence! To me entrepreneur has connotations of innovation and creation, and yes, risk. Not just arbitrage, or wholesal...
by NoahR
June 15th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 57
Views: 3248

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

An “entrepreneur” by definition is a middleman. He buys at a lower price from a source, moves it to a new market, and sells it for a profit. An entrepreneur does not make the product, nor control the market and, in the case of wine, there can be several levels of entrepreneurs, each interested in ta...
by NoahR
June 5th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 6627

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Last year did a vertical of Lynch Bages. Brought the 75 and the highly touted 89. The 75 was beautiful and the 89 was dense, monolithic and impenetrable still. There were some more recent vintages that were a bit more “ready to drink” but none of the. were considered the top vintages like 2000 and 2...
by NoahR
June 3rd, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +
Replies: 17
Views: 1557

Re: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +

This thread reminds me of when I brought a 2005 Levet Chavaroche to dinner with my future wife and her family in maybe 2010. Was a mouthful of olive brine and raw beef and iron with this thin hint of brambly-but-clearly-picked-early blackberry and I was trying to explain why this was an exceptional ...
by NoahR
June 2nd, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 69
Views: 2861

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

Gilbane has invited me to drink (forced me to taste) multiple Washington cabs, as have others. I ha e had at least 30 WA cabs from various AVA’s and had nothing that would make me switch glasses with either a similar vintage Sociando Mallet or even a Malescot St-Exupery. The balance is different. Th...
by NoahR
May 27th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 15543

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

Has anyone else noticed that Total Wine has been almost a week without a new offering...wonder if they will get Canon, etc. Noted this as well. Emailed them. They said it would come out this week but did not say why the delay. Saw first offerings for Rauzan Segla and have been waiting for Total Win...
by NoahR
May 27th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47294

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I nearly crapped myself at the offer for 1989 Leonor Chinon at -$269.99-. This is not an easy to find bottle, but it’s not one that anyone’s looking for either. I think I bought the 2006 for sub-$15 from Garagiste and thought it was a nice, reedy, rustic, pyrazine-laden Chinon that I could geek out ...
by NoahR
May 27th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Changes Afoot in NM: Gruet/NoisyWater
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Changes Afoot in NM: Gruet/NoisyWater

Not surprised one bit. Gruet sold out and the name is just a name. Was a great option for inexpensive sparkling for a good many years.
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: 1007

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: 3487

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: 12806

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: 489

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: 32
Views: 1615

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: 32
Views: 1615

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: 32
Views: 1615

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: 2606

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: 2606

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: 1179

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: 2606

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: 2307
Views: 76944

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: 32
Views: 1615

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: 32
Views: 1615

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: 10577
Views: 352741

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: 10577
Views: 352741

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

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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: 2606

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: 12806

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: 2307
Views: 76944

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: 12806

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: 125
Views: 7643

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?

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