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by NoahR
November 22nd, 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Loire Red food pairings?
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Old Loire Red food pairings?

Crowdsourcing thoughts. Old Loire reds, herbal and green peppery and probably more vegetal than fruit laden at this point. Good food pairings? Extra points if you’re not just making it up and have actually tried it.
by NoahR
November 8th, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairings needed: Tapestries & GC Burgundy
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Pairings needed: Tapestries & GC Burgundy

I recommend Batard Montrachet to go with A Miraculous Draught of Fishes, but beware of premox.
by NoahR
October 21st, 2021, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Cameron Clos Electrique Pinot Noir
Replies: 20
Views: 1042

Re: TN: 2007 Cameron Clos Electrique Pinot Noir

Have had the luck to try a number of old bottles, including 1994, 1998, 2000 and 2003 Clos Electrique out of mag. Not a less-than-stellar bottle among them. Their newer projects (Italian whites, spritz rose) are wonderful and well made, but not long agers. Almost any of the pinots can go forever tho...
by NoahR
October 16th, 2021, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Wine in UK/EU for Idiots
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Buying Wine in UK/EU for Idiots

Friends - I know -nothing- about buying wine in Europe, but interested in some auction stuff and have no idea what actual, eventual cost would be, “bond”, and shipping. Do you have to pay duties for bonded wine when you ship? How much? How do you safely get wine from a bonded warehouse to the states...
by NoahR
September 13th, 2021, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD - 2018 vintage release - 9/14/21
Replies: 218
Views: 22370

Re: MACDONALD - Save the date Tuesday, September 14th

Crickets. Can barely hear the sounds of writhing in envy for having not received Bobby’s Special Allocation.
by NoahR
September 9th, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2394
Views: 106103

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Domaine really should just condo out the tasting room and lease it to members for $1/year. Let people who actually care program events for the space. As currently configured (and hours), it’s an absolute waste of space that Domaine (and members) are paying for. Now I know this is possibly the last ...
by NoahR
September 8th, 2021, 6:14 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Washington DC
Replies: 259
Views: 34500

Re: Washington DC

Apero has a great wine list full of somm-geek gems, and nice caviar service and food. $25/bottle with two bottle max
by NoahR
September 8th, 2021, 6:13 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Washington DC
Replies: 259
Views: 34500

Re: Washington DC

Dan Sch wrote: September 8th, 2021, 4:24 am Bresca now $45/btl
Inn at Little Washington $95/$125 2 btl max
$100/bottle? Absurd.
by NoahR
August 26th, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA wine for Francophiles
Replies: 73
Views: 2829

Re: CA wine for Francophiles

Ceritas, Chateau Montelena, Dunn, Stony Hill, Dominus. I would serve Cabernet with age and not Pinot Noir. Agree with Howard. Also agree with Sarah and Alfert, though, too. My cellar is 20% California and the rest old world. The Cali wines that speak to me are largely old cabs from the 70’s and 80’...
by NoahR
August 21st, 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA wine for Francophiles
Replies: 73
Views: 2829

Re: CA wine for Francophiles

Ceritas, Chateau Montelena, Dunn, Stony Hill, Dominus. I would serve Cabernet with age and not Pinot Noir. Agree with Howard. Also agree with Sarah and Alfert, though, too. My cellar is 20% California and the rest old world. The Cali wines that speak to me are largely old cabs from the 70’s and 80’...
by NoahR
August 20th, 2021, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18674
Views: 1003546

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote: August 20th, 2021, 6:42 pm
NoahR wrote: August 20th, 2021, 6:40 pm 01 Tondonia GR Bianco
16 La Turque
Laherte Freres rose
I see you are on a rioja tear!
I bounce around
1996 Figeac
by NoahR
August 20th, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18674
Views: 1003546

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

01 Tondonia GR Bianco
16 La Turque
Laherte Freres rose
by NoahR
August 20th, 2021, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Producers in your cellar?
Replies: 505
Views: 24505

Re: Top 10 Producers in your cellar?

1. Jacques Puffeney 2.6% 2. Produttori del Barbaresco 2.2% 3. JJ Prum 2.2% 3. Donnhoff 2.1% 4. Gonon 2.0% 5. Mount Eden 1.9% 6. Willi Schaefer 1.9% 7. Huet 1.8% 8. Bedrock 1.5% 9. Max Ferd. Richter 1.5% 10. Baudry 1.5% Red Burgundy is actually my largest cellar holding, at about 14% of my bottles, ...
by NoahR
August 19th, 2021, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18674
Views: 1003546

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

And, on the heels of that one, 2010 LdH Rosado GR
by NoahR
August 19th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18674
Views: 1003546

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2001 LdH Vina Bosconia GR
1989 and 1998 LRA 904, 6-packs
2016 Chartogne-Taillet SVD’s
by NoahR
August 16th, 2021, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone pricing
Replies: 137
Views: 8591

Re: Northern Rhone pricing

Pivoting back to the actual topic, away from Chapoutier hate. Did a tasting of 98 No. Rhones maybe 2-3 years ago and the Gilles Barge was perhaps the most aromatically satisfying of them all. Now his son, Julien, is at the helm, the full transition sometime around 2015/16. Prices are still reasonabl...
by NoahR
August 12th, 2021, 9:45 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Washington DC
Replies: 259
Views: 34500

Re: Washington DC

Agree with the wine pairings at high end restaurants generally, but Jont's pairings were fairly good an interesting. Mostly good-but-not-great stuff as you'd imagine, but some nice Alsatian riesling that didn't shy away from the diesel, some aged white burgundy, etc. Nothing is as fun as sharing bot...
by NoahR
June 4th, 2021, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: (another) Northern Rhone Roundup
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: (another) Northern Rhone Roundup

Great notes. Always curious about the Sozet. Wonder about aging it
by NoahR
June 1st, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underpriced Wine Find: 1920 Blandy’s Bual
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: Underpriced Wine Find: 1920 Blandy’s Bual

Lucky you! That was retail pricing 2 years ago. Madeira prices going stupidly nuts. Meh.
by NoahR
May 13th, 2021, 6:53 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: NFT Digital Art for sale - Memes inspired by true events
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: NFT Digital Art for sale - Memes inspired by true events

Can I pay in Dogecoin?

Worthless unless the diaper is soiled. Can’t pump without the dump.
by NoahR
May 12th, 2021, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard
Replies: 60
Views: 4601

Re: TN: 2015 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard

Curtis Chen wrote: May 12th, 2021, 7:57 pm
NoahR wrote: May 12th, 2021, 7:39 pm I wasn’t accusing Bobby.
Name the person on this thread that you are accusing. [wink.gif]
Wouldn’t want to get booted by the Mods.
by NoahR
May 12th, 2021, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard
Replies: 60
Views: 4601

Re: TN: 2015 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard

You’ll have to explain that one to me you salty minx you. Sticking with the Chris Marlowe era vibe, the lady doth protest too much! Now the accusation (or general PSA as it was framed) might have some merit if I was the type to be overly active on various social media platforms simultaneously promo...
by NoahR
May 12th, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard
Replies: 60
Views: 4601

Re: TN: 2015 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard

Wow - a wine so controversial that meme's are created about it! Will have to find some bottles and weigh in. Be wary of pump and dump schemes You’ll have to explain that one to me you salty minx you. Sticking with the Chris Marlowe era vibe, the lady doth protest too much! Now the accusation (or ge...
by NoahR
May 12th, 2021, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard
Replies: 60
Views: 4601

Re: TN: 2015 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard

c fu wrote: May 12th, 2021, 11:41 am
JoeD wrote: May 12th, 2021, 11:11 am Wow - a wine so controversial that meme's are created about it! Will have to find some bottles and weigh in.
Be wary of pump and dump schemes
Wow. Do people do that here? I wonder who could be accused of that...
by NoahR
May 10th, 2021, 7:03 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2394
Views: 106103

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Alicia C. wrote: May 10th, 2021, 2:22 pm I see I've returned to D.C. in just the nick of time! :)
Are you vaxxed yet, Alicia? No one’s gonna let you chug out of their Dom mags otherwise. Unvaccinated wine drinkers have to stay on the loading ramp with their mask on drinking Meiomi
by NoahR
May 10th, 2021, 9:45 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2394
Views: 106103

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Awesome afternoon. Forgot to take pics of the older bottles and mags somehow...
by NoahR
May 7th, 2021, 8:17 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2394
Views: 106103

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Bobby being a little coy here. By “headshot” I think he means a link to your OnlyFans page.
by NoahR
April 17th, 2021, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: central coast GSM vs. Rhone
Replies: 12
Views: 5246

Re: central coast GSM vs. Rhone

I will be a bit of a counterpoint here. Most CdP are similarly priced to California GSM, with the exceptions being at the higher end. The general fruitiness/ripeness, gloss and higher alcohol of Cali GSM I find offputting. I am even moreso unimpressed with California Syrah, which rarely gives me the...
by NoahR
March 6th, 2021, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 211
Views: 28345

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Rivers-Marie makes great wines. I trust no one when it comes to ratings, and Jeb Dunnuck and The Suck have to be the worst out there for rampant grade inflation and palates that fail to match mine, but even Galloni is less accurate for me with California. Given my lack of trust in ratings, and the l...
by NoahR
January 26th, 2021, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13857
Views: 604330

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Josh Grossman wrote: January 26th, 2021, 8:27 pm
NoahR wrote: January 25th, 2021, 5:29 pm 2008 Cameron Clos Electrique
2017 Pierrick Bouley 1e Robardelles
Which one won the night?
Yes.
;)

Cameron won, but Inwas just checking in on a Bouley young before continuing to buy more from Lyle, and they are excellent but definitely need more time.
by NoahR
January 25th, 2021, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13857
Views: 604330

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2008 Cameron Clos Electrique
2017 Pierrick Bouley 1e Robardelles
by NoahR
December 26th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn Howell Mountain vs Ridge Montebello
Replies: 58
Views: 4580

Re: Dunn Howell Mountain vs Ridge Montebello

MB’s signature really is the American Oak. No getting around that. We can talk terroir til we are blue in the face, but I think MB has wonderful source material, but it was Draper and Baugher’s blending and assemblage that make MB distinctive to me. I’m not sure I could tell a Mount Eden or other S...
by NoahR
December 25th, 2020, 3:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy’s Auctions - ransomware?
Replies: 9
Views: 1481

Re: Zachy’s Auctions - ransomware?

Victor Hong wrote: December 24th, 2020, 8:00 pm Why do businesses and individuals not continually back up their data? Back-ups seem the best defense.
They do. Most Ransomware corrupts files that then get backed up. You have to catch it before every backup is trashed. And you lose several days or weeks of data.
by NoahR
December 24th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy’s Auctions - ransomware?
Replies: 9
Views: 1481

Zachy’s Auctions - ransomware?

Zachy’s auction site down for over a week. First “technical difficulties” then a couple of days ago, the website admitted their third-party auction administrator has been ransomwared. Update expected 12/28. Unsure if this means that previous buyers will have the potential for huge security/personal/...
by NoahR
December 24th, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn Howell Mountain vs Ridge Montebello
Replies: 58
Views: 4580

Re: Dunn Howell Mountain vs Ridge Montebello

Marcus, I haven’t seen Togni older bottles sub-$100 in a long long time. Maybe a couple late-00’s for around $95 but that’s it. Older vintages are at a premium.

Guys, don’t get your hopes up.
by NoahR
December 24th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn Howell Mountain vs Ridge Montebello
Replies: 58
Views: 4580

Re: Dunn Howell Mountain vs Ridge Montebello

MB’s signature really is the American Oak. No getting around that. We can talk terroir til we are blue in the face, but I think MB has wonderful source material, but it was Draper and Baugher’s blending and assemblage that make MB distinctive to me. I’m not sure I could tell a Mount Eden or other SC...
by NoahR
December 19th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Cellar of Joseph Phelps to be Sold
Replies: 45
Views: 6646

Re: Private Cellar of Joseph Phelps to be Sold

The prices were silly.

Nearly everything went above estimate by a good margin, even fairly blue chip stuff.

Don’t play the auction game in December when the hedge fund set gets their Xmas bonuses and has time to (over)bid...
by NoahR
November 6th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages
Replies: 44
Views: 3421

Re: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages

I am privileged to live two blocks from MacArthur Beverage. Every experience is top notch and it’s not bad to have one of the top wine stores in the country in my backyard. Phil is exceptional to work with, as are Joe, Tim, Andy and all of the other wine experts and staff.
by NoahR
November 3rd, 2020, 2:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 9199
Views: 1492496

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Rudy gets out of jail: #2020...
by NoahR
June 7th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 9199
Views: 1492496

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Don, this sort of makes me think that we can't really trust Zachy's authentication either. In 2012 both Rodenstock and Rudy were widely exposed. So the purchase in 1984 might have been excusable, but assuming this bottle was ok in 2012 based on a 1984 receipt sure isn't. newhere Wait - you can’t tr...
by NoahR
May 23rd, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sec Wines in Portland
Replies: 88
Views: 7223

Re: Sec Wines in Portland

Another +1 for Eric being a stand up guy. Greig- not everyone has good experiences all the time, but looks like you drew first blood here and whitewashed your story a bit. If you had a presence or reputation on this forum, maybe your story would count for something. Sorry - looks like you did someth...
by NoahR
April 20th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur-Champigny
Replies: 21
Views: 1158

Re: TN: 2014 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur-Champigny

The base wine is going for $200-300. Bourg and Poyeaux start in the high $300’s (ie same price I bought futures of 2014 Haut Brion and Mouton for) and go up from there. Is it worth, say, two bottles of Conseillante or pre-Rolland Figeac or Montrose or VCC? You and I both love Loire. Haven’t be able ...
by NoahR
March 1st, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 97
Views: 6218

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

I don’t know about Dehlinger. I hated the KB’s I’ve had - sickly sweet, overripe and unbalanced, but YMMV. Older Kistlers I have had have been fairly good but mostly just well-preserves without anything interesting having happened over 15y or so. Board darlings like Kutch and Rhys haven’t been aroun...
by NoahR
February 9th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 107
Views: 7989

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

My "strategy" is to wait until the Riesling experts here are all posting on how great the current vintage is. I then call Phil at Macarthurs and buy 2-3 cases scattered amongst my favorite producers and a couple of new ones. Calling Phil is a great strategy. +1 PM me if you need his conta...
by NoahR
January 20th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 669
Views: 42619

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Producers like Baudry, Breton and Joguet (and probably have a number of others) have a number of vineyard sites where the wines can vary a great deal. Does the idea of one rating for these estates (more a Bordeaux-like model) make sense for these wines or are they more like Burgundy where one site ...
by NoahR
January 20th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 669
Views: 42619

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

+1 for upping Plouzeau to 2nd growth, if not first. I don’t know if I believe Rougeard is so much better than its siblings, despite its being priced that way but I’ve had not tasted it twice. A bit like Le Pin or Petrus - self-perpetuating hype. Guion and Sanzay should be in the mix as well as Couly...
by NoahR
January 17th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 4320

Re: Di Costanzo Wines

Highly recommended. Fantastic cabs
by NoahR
January 5th, 2020, 3:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Auctions
Replies: 27
Views: 2785

Re: K & L Auctions

Echo that they are a quality institution.

If you’re looking for Bordeaux, though, you will get far better deals elsewhere. No idea why their Bordeaux gets bid up so much.
by NoahR
January 5th, 2020, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 88
Views: 5437

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

Alfert has been my spirit animal and I have followed him to Levet, Gonon, Sociando, BAMA and a few others. I buy a lot of board darlings from Myriad and Rhys to Musar, Gonon and others. I’ve been guided in my riesling purchases by many, same for burgundy. There’s a little hive mind going on and it’s...

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