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by Glen Gold
December 13th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 165
Views: 9337

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: 165
Views: 9337

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?
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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: 2657

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: 533

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: 360

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.
by Glen Gold
November 29th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7629

Re: Black Friday Deals

Benchmark is having one of their frustrating-to-search bin sales. As far as I can tell (I find it problematic you seem to have to search mutiple price catetories blind and can't arrange it to only search, say, Bordeaux that's for sale) the only French wines discounted are Champagnes. LMK if I'm wrong.
by Glen Gold
November 28th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?
Replies: 187
Views: 11403

Re: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?

Todd Hamina wrote:
November 28th, 2019, 8:23 am
Right, a taco truck run by a winemaker who has worked at Dujac and DRC...
Just tell me the intersection it's parked at and I'll drive there immediately.
by Glen Gold
November 24th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When do you think shipping season will close? And..
Replies: 13
Views: 671

When do you think shipping season will close? And..

I'm in Los Angeles. I have a few bottles at a couple of New York retailers. Odds are they won't be able to get them on the road till after Thanksgiving. Going ground. Does that sound reasonable or should I put it off till spring? Also do you ever consult on-line weather maps to try to figure stuff l...
by Glen Gold
November 17th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Right Bank Bordeaux: Any Concerns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: 2009 Right Bank Bordeaux: Any Concerns?

I'm pretty sure Glen was saying he had other bottles of 2009 Right Bank Bordeaux in proper temp control storage that have showed similar to the cooked wines from his garage, which is why he's now questioning if they were ever good to begin with. This is exactly right. Also I didn't store the wines ...
by Glen Gold
November 16th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Beta Wines, Vare, Cab, Oak Knoll, Napa
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: 2013 Beta Wines, Vare, Cab, Oak Knoll, Napa

Great to hear. Will try one sooner rather than later.
by Glen Gold
November 15th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:2014 Herve Sigaut Chambolle Musigny Les Sentiers VV
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: TN:2014 Herve Sigaut Chambolle Musigny Les Sentiers VV

Nice to know! Smart people have been telling me about this cuvée and producer for a while, so I have a couple socked away. Thanks for the enthusiastic note.
by Glen Gold
November 14th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Right Bank Bordeaux: Any Concerns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

2009 Right Bank Bordeaux: Any Concerns?

About a year ago, I posted here about a mystery: a few cases in my garage stored at seemingly all right temperatures, topping out at 79 degrees, had gotten cooked. Welp, I have another data point here. The majority of the wines in question were 2009 Right Bankers. I have since pulled out a couple of...
by Glen Gold
November 13th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4108

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

No complaints here. My drinking partner is also my Pilates teacher.
by Glen Gold
November 9th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22059

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

What does it mean that my bottle has THREE labels on it?
by Glen Gold
November 8th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bandol (rouge) drinking windows
Replies: 15
Views: 1772

Re: Bandol (rouge) drinking windows

Is there a vintage chart for Bandol? I can't find one on the net that goes back before 2000 (and it's not that accurate anyway). I've had some great success with picking up some '90s wines from the secondary market, choosing more or less based more less on CT tasting notes, but I've also had some ex...
by Glen Gold
November 5th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2868

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

As a guy who would like to drink Musigny but can't afford it, I've been stocking up on Musigny-adjacent or Musigny-kinda-sorta like the Vogüé 1er and Clavelier's Combe d'Orveaux. I haven't yet drunk any of these, but I've been reading up. My understanding is that for recent vintages, the Vogüé 1er ...
by Glen Gold
November 4th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2868

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

As a guy who would like to drink Musigny but can't afford it, I've been stocking up on Musigny-adjacent or Musigny-kinda-sorta like the Vogüé 1er and Clavelier's Combe d'Orveaux. I haven't yet drunk any of these, but I've been reading up. My understanding is that for recent vintages, the Vogüé 1er d...
by Glen Gold
October 30th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Drops of God
Replies: 16
Views: 1762

Re: The Drops of God

I read some of these a few years ago. Unfortunately, only 5 of the books were available in English. I think it was the first 4, and the "New World" one. Most are are available in french and japanese, but that does not help me. Did you click on the OP's link? Yes, Drops of God 1-4, and the New World...
by Glen Gold
October 30th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Drops of God
Replies: 16
Views: 1762

Re: The Drops of God

etomasi wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 11:56 am
I read some of these a few years ago. Unfortunately, only 5 of the books were available in English. I think it was the first 4, and the "New World" one. Most are are available in french and japanese, but that does not help me.
Did you click on the OP's link?
by Glen Gold
October 29th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19260

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

I don’t care how many goats you put out there. Goats don’t eat trees and goats don’t fly. Burning embers can fly for miles before landing and starting spot fires that create new embers that blow miles away to start more spot fires. Sometimes you just have to take your hat off to Mother Nature and u...
by Glen Gold
October 28th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22059

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

I am so fascinated by this thread that I've ordered a couple of bottles from Robert. I gotta know. And in 2030, I'll find out.
by Glen Gold
October 26th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: millesima sale, bdx
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: PSA: millesima sale, bdx

Before you jump on that, doublecheck their shipping rates. One of my 2016 futures came in, a six-pack, and as far as I can tell, it's $50 to ship it to CA ground, which strikes me as a wee bit ambitious for a half-case.
by Glen Gold
October 24th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 45
Views: 1514

Re: Walgreens Fedex

I used it a couple of times, but then I went to pick up my package and no one was there. I asked a Walgreen's cashier if they knew when Fedex would be back, and she said that sometimes they just vanished for a few hours at a time. So I went behind the counter, took my package and left. About two wee...
by Glen Gold
October 23rd, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 35
Views: 3477

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

Has anyone had the 2018 Métras cuvées yet? I'm especially curious about the Fleurie and the Premiere/Deuxieme Mise. Have had the Deuxieme Mise, which is very nice and a step up from 2017 - in a somewhat more muscular register. Fleurie and Fleurie Printemps both lined up for the near future to check...
by Glen Gold
October 23rd, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 35
Views: 3477

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

Has anyone had the 2018 Métras cuvées yet? I'm especially curious about the Fleurie and the Premiere/Deuxieme Mise.
by Glen Gold
October 20th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 96 Engel Grands-Echezeaux, Drouhin and Arnoux RSV's, and 96 Chevillon LSG
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: 96 Engel Grands-Echezeaux, Drouhin and Arnoux RSV's, and 96 Chevillon LSG

>These wines tonight were more like underworld figures in dark overcoats in a film Noir movie.

Can relate. Sorry it didn't go better, but at least you got this good line out of it.
by Glen Gold
October 19th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Machard de Gramont vs Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Domaine Machard de Gramont vs Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont

Wow, thank you for the fast response. It sounds like there isn't much to say about them, which is fine -- I'll see what my bottle has to tell me. Thank you again, Paul.
by Glen Gold
October 19th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Machard de Gramont vs Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Domaine Machard de Gramont vs Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont

Dipping my toe into Burgundy and *SURPRISE* it turns out to be confusing. A couple of months ago, I read on Winehog an appreciation of the work of Axelle Machard de Gramont. At roughtly the same time, the board's discussion of Gaudichots led me to pick up a bottle of 2012 Domaine Machard de Gramont ...
by Glen Gold
October 17th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6441

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

When I moved here I was thrilled to learn Los Angeles recycles styrofoam. I have since learned that Los Angeles "recycles" styrofoam.
by Glen Gold
October 2nd, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3242

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Do we know how many cases in each of the releases?
by Glen Gold
October 2nd, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3242

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Interesting note: they're making two separate wines from the Jasud property. Given the 2013s are just showing up, I guess we'll know more in [checks watch] 2025.

I think 2013 Beta magnums are an excellent idea.
by Glen Gold
September 29th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?
Replies: 45
Views: 4325

Re: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?

I had the '17 Di Co last night with some friends - some of them wine folks, some not. Big hit. For the rest of them, it was great from the pnp, but to my taste it took about 3 hours to come together. But when it did, my main thought wasn't so much about the taste profile as it was "How the hell is t...
by Glen Gold
September 26th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3242

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Save the date: October 26th, 2019 Dear friends - I am proud to announce the second Beta Wines offering is coming October 2nd 2019. This release includes two wines produced from the 2013 vintage, Montecillo and our first release of Vare. Thank you for your patience and continued support. Ketan Mody
by Glen Gold
September 24th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Noble Rot for dinner
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Noble Rot for dinner

I love this place.
by Glen Gold
September 20th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 26
Views: 2271

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

I notice two things if you scroll through those photos: 1) Not just a 2013 Montecillo but a Vare as well? 2) A white is being poured? Are there secret white wines too? Correct, two vineyards for Beta in '13. If the white is the same one we tried then it is a Chuy Chard, cant quite remember the vint...
by Glen Gold
September 20th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 26
Views: 2271

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

I notice two things if you scroll through those photos: 1) Not just a 2013 Montecillo but a Vare as well? 2) A white is being poured? Are there secret white wines too?
by Glen Gold
September 19th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gerard Raphet Question - what's Cuvee Unique?
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Gerard Raphet Question - what's Cuvee Unique?

This might not be useful, but it's a tiny bit of Burg knowledge I have, so I'm going to dispense it regardless: for Jean Raphet, the Uniques were imported by North Berkeley Wine and they had a more intense oak treatment. At least that was true of the 1999 Gevrey Lavaux St Jacques. They have the same...
by Glen Gold
September 19th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 65
Views: 6943

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

I genuinely don't know the answer to this - do other high-end Napa cabs blend with pinot?
by Glen Gold
September 18th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 65
Views: 6943

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

Demian Saenz wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 4:40 pm
The website is up and running. It’s not taking orders but you can create an account, and it lists a 3 pack at $600.

The wine is 80% Cab., 10% Zin., and 10% Pinot, I can’t remember seeing that combination before.
Huh. That's a blend you'd expect from Sean Thackrey, maybe. [snort.gif]
by Glen Gold
September 10th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 64
Views: 5436

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Ian S wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 6:23 pm
What was the per-bottle price of the Sleeping Lady and the Diamond Mountain?
$195 and $235
by Glen Gold
September 10th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 64
Views: 5436

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

And it looks like both are now sold out.
by Glen Gold
September 9th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Detert East Block-Save the Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1845

Re: 2016 Detert East Block-Save the Date

So I take it that this is their limited special release that they produce. They produce other cab Francs from the same block? What do those go for? And do they produce the variety from other Vineyards as well? Sorry but I am just not up to speed on this producer. Cheers! This explains the vineyard ...
by Glen Gold
September 9th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Detert East Block-Save the Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1845

Re: 2016 Detert East Block-Save the Date

They're in the upper eschelon of what I pay for wines, but that's because they reflect the upper eschelon of what I enjoy in wines. YMMV, but to me these are truly special.
by Glen Gold
September 8th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Detert East Block-Save the Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1845

Re: 2016 Detert East Block-Save the Date

Yup. An annual must-buy for me.
by Glen Gold
September 8th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Yorker on Orange Wines
Replies: 41
Views: 1847

The New Yorker on Orange Wines

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/how-the-orange-wine-fad-became-an-irresistible-assault-on-pleasure If you hit a paywall, this might give you a hint of the tasting notes: "A wine with a finish like sucking on a grapefruit rind is not a wine to drink for enjoyment. It is a wine ...
by Glen Gold
September 7th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 126
Views: 6515

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

Bad pine nuts can impact perceptions of taste for several weeks after consuming in rare (but well recorded) cases. My mom had a bad batch once and everything tasted bitter and metallic for her for almost a month and a half. I have had the pine nuts thing happen -- in my case it wasn't for weeks, bu...
by Glen Gold
September 1st, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1621

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

Do you mean the earliest vintage, the earliest year it was tasted, or the most recent bottle that was premoxed? If it's the last one, I had some 2015 Duroché bourgogne blanc this year that was premoxed.

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by Glen Gold
August 17th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: REMINDER - APPRECIATION DAY PRICING STARTS AT MIDNIGHT FRIDAY THE 16TH AND RUNS FOR 24 HOURS!
Replies: 34
Views: 1914

Re: REMINDER - APPRECIATION DAY PRICING STARTS AT MIDNIGHT FRIDAY THE 16TH AND RUNS FOR 24 HOURS!

Thanks for this, Merrill. I'm verrrrry broke these days (publishing turns out to be a quickly-draining fishbowl) but I had to bite.
Also: new kitten. His name is Peanut.
by Glen Gold
August 14th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1658

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

2015 and 2016 Meo Camuzet
2014 Fabrice Vigot Les Lutenières
2015 Dugat-Py Cuvée Halinard

I have some 2016 Roty on deck but suspect it's too young.

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