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by Glen Gold
February 24th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winter Cabernet - what tastes like it?
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Winter Cabernet - what tastes like it?

It woudn't be crazy to compare it to EMH Black Cat. I say that based only on having had the Winter 2005 and 2011 multiple times.
by Glen Gold
February 22nd, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Auction Move
Replies: 38
Views: 2259

Re: HDH Auction Move

As far as I can tell, all the boilerplate on the auction website still refers to the auction occuring in IL, with shipping issues related not to DE but IL, still. Might be helpful for them to update that, unless there's info I'm just not seeing there.
by Glen Gold
February 21st, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Auction Move
Replies: 38
Views: 2259

Re: HDH Auction Move

That seems...inconvenient at best. What’s in this for either the buyer or the seller (other than the sales tax thing, which only really helps you if you’re in Delaware)? I called them; they said it was 100% a sales tax issue. By making people take possession of the wines in Delaware HDH save themse...
by Glen Gold
February 20th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2548

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

The Musigny plots below the road are certainly not the very best among the vineyard, I' ve tasted both before sale to Tawse ... not really GC-level ... BTW also Taupenots CdLambrays (tasted only once) wasn't mind-opening ... In both cases we are in a sense dealing with "technicalities", in that the...
by Glen Gold
February 19th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2548

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

Emmanuel Menger wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 11:33 am


Porcheret plot was acquired by Tawse in 2014. 156sqm
you can certainly find here and there some guys claiming they produce less than 100 bottles. But who cares. What matters is terroir and musigny is the at the apex of burgundy wines. Taupenot merme Lambrays looks like a coquetry
Uh...okay.
by Glen Gold
February 17th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2548

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

Thomas Keim wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 2:53 pm
One standard barrel is 25 cases of wine. So I am guessing there are hundreds of these bottlings available through various houses.
True. I think there are quite a few wines with about 300 bottles per vintage. Duroché's wine is 80 bottles, so it's not even a barrel.
by Glen Gold
February 17th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2548

What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

I was reading about Duroché's Griotte-Chambertin, which is consistently referred to as one of the smallest annual productions in Burgundy. 80 bottles, more or less. It made me wonder: are there are other wines consistenly made with even smaller productions?
by Glen Gold
February 16th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 113
Views: 5150

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

Don, thanks for your notes. Beyond the reasons already stated, I find them valuable because it's helpful, as a novice, to see that even experienced folks like yourself run into bottle flaws that aren't easily categorized. When I open something that doesn't taste right and the flaw doesn't fit the pr...
by Glen Gold
February 14th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: To-Kalon as vineyard vs brand
Replies: 17
Views: 1772

Re: WS: To-Kalon as vineyard vs brand

Today, eight owners claim a portion of the vineyard, according to its historic boundaries: Mondavi, Opus One, MacDonald/Horton, Detert, Andy Beckstoffer, U.C. Davis, Wilsey/Traina and the Napa Valley Grape Growers. Huh. Neighbors of mine when I lived by Alta Plaza park. San Francisco society folks. ...
by Glen Gold
February 14th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Méo-Camuzet Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Clos Saint-Philibert Blanc
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: TN: 2016 Méo-Camuzet Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Clos Saint-Philibert Blanc

I had and really enjoyed multiple bottles of the '13.
by Glen Gold
February 10th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Christopher Tynan Release
Replies: 12
Views: 1101

Re: 2016 Christopher Tynan Release

I think the closest most of us have had is the crazy Les Sucriers Velours - and if that was 50% from this vintage, I'm 100% in.
by Glen Gold
January 31st, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Sylvain Cathiard Bourgogne
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: TN: 2005 Sylvain Cathiard Bourgogne

I just bought a 17 Cathiard bourgogne - will that be good to drink now or should I bury it for a decade?
by Glen Gold
January 30th, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5772

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

I keep forgetting to add: If someone's notes are of no use to you, it is a simple matter to block them. Just mouse-over the username and select Block from the options. (Desktop only.) It will be as if they no longer exist for you. Did. Not. Know. This. Torn between 'flirtysmile' and 'worship' smili...
by Glen Gold
January 30th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 I. Brand & Family Grenache Brosseau Vineyard
Replies: 23
Views: 900

Re: TN: 2016 I. Brand & Family Grenache Brosseau Vineyard

I had one of their 2017 Cab Francs (dunno which) recently and enjoyed it. I didn't take notes, but it was light, savory and took a while to put on weight. It was nothing like, say, Detert (which I love) or Rauffault (which I also love) but I think it shared more DNA with the old world than the new. ...
by Glen Gold
January 30th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4004

Re: QPR Burgundy?

Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin
by Glen Gold
January 29th, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Etienne Sauzet Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: TN: 2016 Etienne Sauzet Bourgogne Blanc

Nice. I have some of the 14s on deck, purchased in part based on the tasting notes - including yours!
by Glen Gold
January 29th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5772

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

"Most Active People"..."Most Tasting Notes"...#1 Ben Christiansen 2107 tasting notes...#2 Burgundy Al 1289 tasting notes...#3 Srh 1131 tasting notes.....me....shows 2470 tasting notes???? What's the math here? [scratch.gif] [wink.gif] "Most Active" is measuring notes in the last six months.
by Glen Gold
January 29th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5772

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

A more serious pet peeve: when the tn is a description of a flawed wine, but the "flawed" box not checked. There are times -- let's say with white Burgs -- where it's handy to know if one particularly producer and/or vintage has premox problems. Hovering over the Community Score Details can help wit...
by Glen Gold
January 28th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5772

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

(I mean yes, to be fair, we all have to start somewhere. It's just that after that some people don't like taking the training wheels off.)
by Glen Gold
January 28th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5772

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

The wine looks purple colored. The wine's legs are medium. The wine's aroma is floral. The wine's flavor is medium. The wine's body is medium. The wine's acidity is medium. The wine's finish is medium.
by Glen Gold
January 27th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering
Replies: 80
Views: 3866

Re: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering

Congratulations, Erin and Massimo! Also congrats to everyone who ordered this juice - you're going to be happy.
by Glen Gold
January 25th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 160
Views: 16578

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

How to tell when one of you more serious than the other about this wine thing. [winner.gif]
by Glen Gold
January 25th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Salt Vine Cabernet - made by Mike Smith!
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Salt Vine Cabernet

Love Mike Smith!
Are the $275/290-ish prices I see on wine-searcher the release price or the secondary market at work?
by Glen Gold
January 24th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries
Replies: 20
Views: 1723

Re: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries

Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 4:24 pm
MikeVenezia wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 8:34 am
Load the truck up on DICO. Definition of Napa QPR!
It's $100/btl, right?
Di Co is $55. The other cuvées are pricier.
by Glen Gold
January 24th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries
Replies: 20
Views: 1723

Re: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries

There's a new winery called something like Ridge, maybe. Hmm. Ridge, you say? Sounds promising. Maybe I will pay attention to these upstarts. [cheers.gif] Ridge? Too generic, not enough kitsch or vulgarity...probably won’t be around long I know! Let's suggest that for maximum buzz they change it to...
by Glen Gold
January 24th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries
Replies: 20
Views: 1723

Re: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries

brigcampbell wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 2:20 pm
There's a new winery called something like Ridge, maybe.
Hmm. Ridge, you say? Sounds promising. Maybe I will pay attention to these upstarts. [cheers.gif]
by Glen Gold
January 23rd, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cote de Nuits 2018 en primeur report - Long/boring
Replies: 26
Views: 1561

Re: Cote de Nuits 2018 en primeur report - Long/boring

Thanks for the report and for the word abligurition. I now have a good descriptor for what it's like to shop at Erewhon.
by Glen Gold
January 21st, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Under $20 solid QPR Cabernet?
Replies: 31
Views: 1948

Re: Recommendations for Under $20 solid QPR Cabernet?

Jax Y3. The Taureau (cab/merlot/syrah) is more widely available but there's also a straight up cab. Very good value.
by Glen Gold
January 20th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 107
Views: 5214

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

For what it's worth, if you happen to find yourself at Post Ranch Inn, their restaurant has verticals and horizontals of Rougeard at prices that are currently a little below retail. The issue is of course that you have to balance that against how much your room cost : ) Last time we stayed, we had a...
by Glen Gold
January 20th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 107
Views: 5214

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Based on their Eolithe and Pigeonnier cuvées I'd toss Chateau de Fosse-Seche (Saumur) somewhere in there around 4th growth, maybe higher depending on on how they age.
by Glen Gold
January 18th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 2577

Re: Di Costanzo Wines

I see that Galloni guy is a fan. Not sure that I should break the paywall, so here's what he says for free:
by Glen Gold
January 17th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 75
Views: 6931

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Isn't that just a distributor? I notice they also have Drouhin in their portfolio and I'm fairly sure they didn't buy Drouhin.
by Glen Gold
January 17th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 2577

Re: Di Costanzo Wines

I highly recommend Di Costanzo - I've been a fan for a few vintages now, and I'm thrilled they're doing berserkerday. I'm racking (wracking? whatever it is you do to brains) my brain for a good comparison. The wines are bold and elegant at the same time. Different than, say, Mike Smith's excelllent ...
by Glen Gold
January 16th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard (USA, California, North Coast, Napa County)
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: TN: 2013 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard (USA, California, North Coast, Napa County)

Thanks for the great note - I haven't cracked a Vare yet. You know what cracks me up about this wine? The label. I love it. It competes with Becklyn as the label least likely to impress a non-wine guest at the table. It also reminds me of the 1980s days of exchanging cassettes with punk rock on them...
by Glen Gold
January 15th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet Canet in Napa?
Replies: 26
Views: 2177

Re: Pontet Canet in Napa?

As a guy whose buying tops out around Elysian/Maybach/2nd growths (i.e. mmmmaybe $200) I'm trying to figure out the $350 price tag. My first thought was that they are positioning their competitors/peers as Dominus and Opus One -- but wow a lot of back vintages of those are less than $350.
by Glen Gold
January 14th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1782
Views: 220432

Re: Official Costco Thread

The Atwater Village Costco (near Glendale, CA) until recently had a relatively poor wine selection and just expanded it (probably twice the size as it was before). The usual suspects (Oyster Bay, Guidal CdR) but plenty of new drinkable standards to explore too. Very happy that this location rectifi...
by Glen Gold
January 13th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet Canet in Napa?
Replies: 26
Views: 2177

Re: Pontet Canet in Napa?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 11:08 am
Glen Gold wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 11:02 am
Where are you seeing the price? I tried to look it up on Sokolin and didn't find it.
email offer. You can have mine. :-)
You show great kindness, but I will gladly take instead roughly two bottles of the 2005 Pontet Canet or three of the 2014 or...
by Glen Gold
January 13th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet Canet in Napa?
Replies: 26
Views: 2177

Re: Pontet Canet in Napa?

Where are you seeing the price? I tried to look it up on Sokolin and didn't find it.
by Glen Gold
January 11th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Duroché Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Duroché Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

Just a heads-up: I love Duroché's wines, and have tried a range of his village and 1er crus. I loved the first 2014 Bourgogne blanc I had so much I bought two cases of mixed vintages, from various US retailers, and almost every one of them was pre-moxed. YMMV.
by Glen Gold
January 9th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere
Replies: 26
Views: 1737

Re: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere

Wine-Searcher doesn't clock the difference between the two, so it's easy to buy the wrong one.
by Glen Gold
January 4th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 3069

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

When I got into this racket about 7 years ago, my local wine place said that the best way to understand the dumb phase was to buy Chateauneufs -- they drank well on release, went to sleep for a while, and generally started drinking well again seven-ish years later. (Is this still true? Was it ever t...
by Glen Gold
December 17th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why this auction bizot crazy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: why this auction bizot crazy?

Entirely the work of two bidders, fwiw.
by Glen Gold
December 15th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 16
Views: 857

Re: TN: 2001 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon

dcornutt wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 3:15 pm
I personally love the 1994 as my favorite Togni. This sounds really nice.
+1 and it still needs a friggin' decant!
by Glen Gold
December 13th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 22036

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Date circled on the calendar (and already thinking about what we might offer). Malbec, pretty please! Thanks - that’s a pet project of mine - glad you like it! DM me if you want the current release (2016). We make so little of it - it will not part of BD 11. Your malbec is really good. I'm not mass...
by Glen Gold
December 6th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 22036

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

YLee wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 2:32 pm
brigcampbell wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 11:45 am

Done - Di Costanzo will have an offer this year. [berserker.gif] [berserker.gif] [berserker.gif]
Nice! Can I get a high 5 for tag teaming this?
[highfive.gif]
Wow. I am such a fan of these wines - they are so deep and so classic. People are in for a treat.
by Glen Gold
December 6th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 54
Views: 2875

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

Di Co.
by Glen Gold
December 6th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help locating Duroche Lavaut St Jacques VV
Replies: 15
Views: 573

Re: Need help locating Duroche Lavaut St Jacques VV

I feel your pain. When I was trying to track that down a couple years ago, it was pretty baffling. It's referred to on some websites as "1923" but that doesn't appear on the bottle anywhere, and putting "1923" into wine-searcher just confuses everything. I notice that on wine-searcher pro, there's a...
by Glen Gold
December 1st, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Hervé Sigaut Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Hervé Sigaut Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers Vieilles Vignes

Thanks for the TN. I bought this in magnum - my only Burg in that format - as I suspected it would be great to share with friends in a while.

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