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by Eric Lundblad
August 8th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 62
Views: 2574

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

My experience aligns with Charlie's...esp with old Barolos and old/70s CA cabs. Another benefit of standing bottles up (applies to younger wines than we're talking about here tho) is it gives the wine the chance to slowly release any (often much) dissolved CO2 in the wine, which can have a significa...
by Eric Lundblad
August 8th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN and hotmail
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Re: SQN and hotmail

Hotmail is still alive, thanks to microsoft buying/running it. It can be a pain to send email to hotmail recipients tho due to spam issues. If you have a hotmail account...it is possible to set it up so email from a specific email address, or any email address from a specific domain, will not be cla...
by Eric Lundblad
August 7th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acidification of Pinot Noir
Replies: 45
Views: 2191

Re: Acidification of Pinot Noir

Robert Grenley wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 5:52 pm
... the fruit lass “prominent” and more muted than usual ...
I love it when the Fruit Lass is prominent yet more muted than usual :)
by Eric Lundblad
August 6th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acidification of Pinot Noir
Replies: 45
Views: 2191

Re: Acidification of Pinot Noir

When tartrates (potassium bitartrate) drop out/precipitate of wine: if the wine's pH is below ~3.95pH then precipitating will lower the pH, if the pH is higher then the pH goes up. It usually reported as above/below 3.65pH...which is true when tartrates drop out of a water solution. But alc raises t...
by Eric Lundblad
August 6th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acidification of Pinot Noir
Replies: 45
Views: 2191

Re: Acidification of Pinot Noir

... Even in 2011 we were adding acid... not as much, but we still added. ... I talked to a number of people in 2011 that brought in pinot with good TAs (acidity) only to find that malic was a large portion of the TA, and tartaric was a small portion...so ML made the acid mostly disappear. Apparentl...
by Eric Lundblad
July 23rd, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Ladd Cellars Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: TN: 2008 Ladd Cellars Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

... Really good just on pop and pour, then evolves into a more tart mode with air. It's just being a tease when it does that :). I've always loved this wine, and it's always evolved in a bit of a circuitous way, but that's been an asset when drinking over several nights, and for the long term evolu...
by Eric Lundblad
July 18th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 146
Views: 8336

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Looks like I'm glad I got KLWM's postcard that seemed to be offering Pizza (looks like a very good pizza!)...maybe all I could afford :)
by Eric Lundblad
July 11th, 2020, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 2052

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Paul H Galli wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Eric Lundblad wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 11:15 pm
Volnay
Gevrey
Nuits St Georges
My exact order! (Volnay by quite a bit in my case)
Obviously you have good taste.... [cheers.gif]

TTT
Woo Hoo...great palates drink alike :)
by Eric Lundblad
July 10th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ZOOM Social Friday/Tonight 7/10 6:00 PM PST
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: ZOOM Social Friday/Tonight 7/10 6:00 PM PST

I'm up for it, if there's a quorum.
by Eric Lundblad
July 7th, 2020, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 2052

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Volnay
Gevrey
Nuits St Georges

Chablis
Meursault
Aloxe Corton
by Eric Lundblad
July 5th, 2020, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2353

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

2018 was great, both for my chardonnays and reds...looking forward to see them unfold over time.
by Eric Lundblad
June 30th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Higher ABV wines in cooler years?
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Higher ABV wines in cooler years?

My highest alc % RRV Pinot I've made was from 2011 (14.5%). The closer the grapes are to picking, the more delicate they are. I really don't like grapes, Pinot esp, to go through a heat wave close to picking. There's a significant shift in character pre and post heat wave, and coastal Calif is prone...
by Eric Lundblad
June 26th, 2020, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1642

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

Late last year, in a different lifetime, I opened an 03 Prince Florent de Merode Corton-Clos du Roi. I wasn't sure what to expect, cuz I it was a sole bottle in a mixed case I bought at auction. An excellent+ wine, no unpleasant 03 qualities, a pretty & complex wine in fact, with plenty of life left.
by Eric Lundblad
June 25th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 2004

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

As narrowed down as made sense. For most/all of these, there were other bottlings from these producers, but these were the ones I drink the most of. Rafanelli Zin (87 to 99) Rochioli RRV Pinot (92 - 05) Williams Selyem Olivet Lane Pinot (92-97) St Innocent Seven Springs Pinot (97-05) Belle Pente Mur...
by Eric Lundblad
June 23rd, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 92
Views: 4779

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

Cab Franc...the Pinot Noir of the Cab world :)
by Eric Lundblad
June 22nd, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 118
Views: 22057

Re: Marcassin

In my experience, it's std practice for Marcassin to sell to their various long standing itb accounts before offering to the mailing list. So shops/restaurants/etc get wine before mailing list folks. Given their situation, this makes sense to me. Sell to the itb accounts first...when that's done the...
by Eric Lundblad
June 14th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: TN: 2016 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Thanks Sean...I'm thrilled that you liked this. Your note brought up that my Chardonnays benefit from some air, most chardonnays at this level do. My preference is to pour a cup or so into a pyrex glass measuring cup and pour it back in the bottle an hour or two ahead. I mention the pyrex because it...
by Eric Lundblad
June 7th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Vintage in California
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: 2017 Vintage in California

Which producers/wines have you had? 2011 & 12 were very different vintages than 17, so that might be it. But it'd help to have some idea of what wines you've had and, generally speaking, what you didn't like (too much/little structure, too red or black fruited, etc).
by Eric Lundblad
June 4th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles
Replies: 39
Views: 1501

Re: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles

thanks for the advice. I don't have a half bottle, but I'll get one asap and go with that and I'll also invest in Corivan. In the meantime, for tonight and this week what is the best option? 1. Keep the two red bottles open until tomorrow, store in a cool area and taste again tomorrow 2. Cork the t...
by Eric Lundblad
June 2nd, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: White Burg, Red Alentejo
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: TN: White Burg, Red Alentejo

Nice notes Tomás...thanks!
by Eric Lundblad
June 2nd, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bernard Boisson-Vadot
Replies: 14
Views: 1238

Re: Bernard Boisson-Vadot

Earlier this year, just prior to all this Covid stuff, I opened a bottle of 2011 Pierre Boisson Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru En Reugne with some itb friends. Initially was surprisingly dark in color, and the aromatics/flavors were worrying...not clearly premox...not clearly not either and brought up the q...
by Eric Lundblad
May 30th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How are reoponed tasting rooms doing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: How are reoponed tasting rooms doing?

Brian Tuite wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 11:31 am
Might as well open them up in Sonoma County since the Sheriff has decided not to enforce the health ordinance.
I wonder if the winery with 14 newly discovered C19 cases will change the Sheriff's position.
by Eric Lundblad
May 24th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

Hi So ... 1 full day in a UPS warehouse (it was actually in LA on Wednesday @ 11am), 3 FULL days in a UPS truck driving around LA, 2 more days in a warehouse/truck somewhere + 1 more full day before they deliver the package. It's been mid 70 to mid 80s the past few days and upcoming weekend. Is my ...
by Eric Lundblad
May 22nd, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry high acid white recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 1173

Re: Dry high acid white recommendations?

My 2016 Ladd Cellars Sonoma Coast Chardonnay...pH of 3.15 (same as 2014 Dauvissat's), picked at 9gms/liter TA ('total' acidity), 40 year old vines so has excellent old vine 'sap'

(sorry about promoting my own wines, but it fits the op perfectly)
by Eric Lundblad
May 20th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4477

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

Uh, I don't think there's any data out there to support that, unfortunately, Dustin. If you know of any, it'd be great to see! Except for the expensive/highend single punch corks that have been tested for TCA, and come with some sort of guarantee/insurance against TCA...but I think we're talking ab...
by Eric Lundblad
May 19th, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4477

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

Uh, I don't think there's any data out there to support that, unfortunately, Dustin. If you know of any, it'd be great to see! Except for the expensive/highend single punch corks that have been tested for TCA, and come with some sort of guarantee/insurance against TCA...but I think we're talking abo...
by Eric Lundblad
May 2nd, 2020, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 125
Views: 5685

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Another way to look at this question is to ask yourself 1/ what helps white wines age? and 2/ why do you want them to age I think the answers to the first question are: pH TA SO2 lees contact--glutathione + how hard you press (and with what kind of press) cuz that extracts various phenolics . Oxidi...
by Eric Lundblad
April 25th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this "advanced"/early stages of premox? (Patrick Piuze)
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: Is this "advanced"/early stages of premox? (Patrick Piuze)

It's certainly rounded with present but not pronounced acidity, but that wouldn't surprise me given the vintage. (stuff removed for brevity) Any thoughts? I did a search and read a couple of older threads here about Piuze wines being advanced or premoxed in the early to mid-2010s, but not much sinc...
by Eric Lundblad
April 25th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this "advanced"/early stages of premox? (Patrick Piuze)
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: Is this "advanced"/early stages of premox? (Patrick Piuze)

How long was it in the decanter (when you took the pic, and total)? A while ago, I opened a bottle of 2012 Pierre Boisson Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru En Reugne with a group. It was a dark color out of the bottle (not as dark as yours, but noticably dark), and had notes similar to what you described. Desp...
by Eric Lundblad
April 18th, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?
Replies: 116
Views: 3559

Re: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?

Please, no wax either. But if it must be, please don't use the crispy Raveneau wax. The 'wax' Raveneau (and other producers with similar wax) uses is a mix of wax and shellac...the latter adding to the crispy and hard to remove quality. Long enough ago, this wasn't an uncommon approach...I think be...
by Eric Lundblad
April 18th, 2020, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?
Replies: 116
Views: 3559

Re: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?

I ditched capsules a while back when I read about the environmental impact of tin mining (it's possible tin mining isn't so bad in some areas, but in others, it's the equivalent of strip mining)...I haven't had any issues or push back since.
by Eric Lundblad
March 28th, 2020, 10:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!
Replies: 31
Views: 1903

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

Hey, I just saw this. Sorry about all this. My shipping drop off contact (dropping off alc for shipping is complicated, I have someone I work with for this) has been out for a bit (for topical reasons, they're fine and should be back in action, tho limited, next week-ish). I sent you email about thi...
by Eric Lundblad
February 23rd, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4652

Re: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

I didn't take formal notes but thought the Calluna Estate and Matthiasan were excellent and had similarities in an old school way, with the M showing more cab franc leanings (even tho the cf was only 7%, but was a good effect whatever contributed to it) & the C showing more old school cab.
by Eric Lundblad
February 20th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Vougeot question
Replies: 20
Views: 1041

Re: Clos Vougeot question

Ah right...what Alan said! Woo Hoo.
by Eric Lundblad
February 20th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Vougeot question
Replies: 20
Views: 1041

Re: Clos Vougeot question

Maybe this is the right answer to a question here...maybe not: At some point, all labels had 'appellation controlee' somewhere on the label...like the pic above. Then, some point along the way (I forget when), this changed to 'appellation Clos Vougeot Grand Cru controlee' or 'appellation Clos Vougeo...
by Eric Lundblad
February 19th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for mailing list members
Replies: 58
Views: 2977

Re: Question for mailing list members

If you're buying from the list to get things you want and can't get otherwise, that's one thing. But for the wineries who produce enough that they can't sell it all directly, you'll probably get a better price in a store. Wineries generally sell at full list price. If they discounted, they would pi...
by Eric Lundblad
February 15th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10829

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

I completely disagree with the statements on Pierre Morey wines, and probably with all other generalizing statements you made on trends by domaine. Having bought PM wines for a decade ex property, having cellared hundreds of his wines, and having sampled a few dozens in past years I never found any...
by Eric Lundblad
February 12th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 161
Views: 6013

Re: Diam corks?

Good question John, but I don't have a solid answer. The attendees all agreed that the wine itself was badly flawed -- our best guess was a bad barrel that should never have been bottled. Reductive aromas (developed either in barrel or after bottling) can be quite varied/diverse, and wood resin see...
by Eric Lundblad
February 12th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 161
Views: 6013

Re: Diam corks?

FWIW, I think the Mytik closures are pretty repugnant. Champagne does not develop in the expected way under them, and even at 5 years post disgorgement, I'm seeing stripped fruit, sky high acid and excessive effervescence. I'm no longer purchasing champagnes from producers that use them until there...
by Eric Lundblad
February 12th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 161
Views: 6013

Re: Diam corks?

... The 2011 Jadots had an absolutely dominating performance in our 2011 tastings. On night one, the Jadot MP was the group's number one overall wine and the Jadot Corton Charlemagne was third. On night two, the Chevalier Demoiselles was the group's number three rated wine. (The Bienvenues was badl...
by Eric Lundblad
February 8th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Roulot Bourgogne Aligoté
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: TN: 2015 Roulot Bourgogne Aligoté

Nice note! You might give the Anne Boisson Aligote a try...top notch and not nearly as expensive as Roulot
by Eric Lundblad
February 7th, 2020, 11:10 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Brief article: "Is Brett adapting to our winemaking practices?"
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Re: Brief article: "Is Brett adapting to our winemaking practices?"

I just read an article that there's a fungus growing inside the building at Chernobyl, and the fungus has adapted to live off the radiation from the destroyed power plant. If that can happen then brett adapting to so2 seems easy! Hey, maybe brett is a three dimensional projection of a four dimension...
by Eric Lundblad
February 7th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?
Replies: 52
Views: 2265

Re: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?

Thinking on it, we don’t use onion (or Oder it) in ours, so that may also affect my opinions. Me either. The first question I ask at any restaurant with beef tartare is if it is "pre-mixed", or if they can make it with no onion or shallot (perhaps with garlic instead). Raw onion is just such a crud...
by Eric Lundblad
February 6th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?
Replies: 52
Views: 2265

Re: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?

Champagne! Maybe Ledru :)
by Eric Lundblad
February 5th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Millennials and Wine
Replies: 50
Views: 9807

Re: Millennials and Wine

Did Boomers buy wine at the same ages as Millennials are now? The oldest Millennial is 38 using the 1982-1996 generation boundaries, which I think is the normal way to do it. Were the older folks in this forum collecting wine at 32? I often wonder if it's not a problem, but many Millennials aren't ...
by Eric Lundblad
February 5th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 334
Views: 16568

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Lenoir in Chinon has become quite a thing in the natural wine scene in France - never tried it though so can't judge. Can be really great, but my last experience was three consecutive corked bottles of the 1989 in one night [head-bang.gif] I agree that Lenoir can be really great! Unfortunately, Len...
by Eric Lundblad
February 4th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore - DRINK UP!
Replies: 32
Views: 2119

Re: 2014 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore - DRINK UP!

.... An excerpt from one of Kevin Harvey’s posts on the decision to pull the 2015... To clarify, The 2014 and 2015 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiores were bottled with lower sulphur levels than our standard. Most of the bottles are fine but there is more variation than we would like. If anyone is unhappy...
by Eric Lundblad
February 3rd, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille) Poulsard Arbois Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: TN: 2018 Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille) Poulsard Arbois Vieilles Vignes

Poulsard can do odd and unpleasant things when it's reductive...and 'a science experiment gone bad' is in that range. Course, things growing in there is a likely option too, but not necessarily...and air can help things (not always tho, of course :( ). Either way, sorry to hear it was a mess...I lik...
by Eric Lundblad
February 3rd, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

I just realized I was a bit vague with 'given enough air time'...typically this shows up the next day (I often open a bottle for a glass with dinner and in the fridge til the next night). I'm guessing that opening in the morning and giving a bit of air would have the same effect (haven't tried it..w...
by Eric Lundblad
February 1st, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Hey, thanks for the note! I love this wine, and it's in an interesting place in its evolution. One thing to keep in mind, which I probably haven't made clear enough is that, given enough air time, the wine opens up and has these great yellow (& green) apple aromas. Chardonnay isn't always thought of...

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