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by Jason T
March 30th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4532

Re: Wine cellar progress

alan weinberg wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 9:50 pm
96B913B6-9A95-414D-AB2D-2F429D60EA79.jpegHere’s a closeup of the painting. Original oil.
Alan, I love that painting. Stunning. What a wonderful gift.
by Jason T
March 28th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 56
Views: 2690

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Out for now, but part of that is a function of already having 18 Burgundy, Rhône and Loire and 19 Tempier Rose out of the way.
by Jason T
March 27th, 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 24
Views: 1799

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

Timely note as I’m opening one of these in May for my 5th wedding anniversary - it was a wedding gift to us from her parents. Sounds like I will love it. The good is definitely OTT.
by Jason T
March 26th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 66
Views: 1766

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

I’m a noob, so:

1. 2018
2. 2017

3. 2016


4. 2015






5. 2014

Weighted heavily on ‘18 and ‘17. Though with ‘18 I did not buy heavily due to vintage concerns.
by Jason T
March 25th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Spectrum Wine Storage in Irvine open?
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Is Spectrum Wine Storage in Irvine open?

Interesting. I got an email from mine (Kent Cellars in Chicago) that since they are non-essential they are closed.
by Jason T
March 24th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Left Foot Charley Riesling (USA, Michigan, Old Mission Peninsula)
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: TN: 2016 Left Foot Charley Riesling (USA, Michigan, Old Mission Peninsula)

In all the times I visited the Traverse City area, I never checked these guys out. Will have to make a point of it the next time I’m back there.
by Jason T
March 24th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re-corking older bottles
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: Re-corking older bottles

Have you had wine service at this establishment before? Is it correct?

If it is I’d just leave this to them. If not, I normally opt for C. Both to get the sediment out and ensure the bottle is correct. Not sure I’d want to go through the effort with a whole case though.
by Jason T
March 20th, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT on Drinking Wine Alone...Now
Replies: 36
Views: 2092

Re: NYT on Drinking Wine Alone...Now

In response to virtually no-one who has posted in this thread.
by Jason T
March 20th, 2020, 12:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: 2010 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains

I have a magnum of this to drink on one of my milestone anniversaries - was thinking either 2025 or 2030. Sounds like from your note maybe 2025 would be a safer choice. We did an '80s retrospective tasting a decade or so ago. To me, the early '80s were past their prime (but still enjoyable) and the...
by Jason T
March 19th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: 2010 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains

I have a magnum of this to drink on one of my milestone anniversaries - was thinking either 2025 or 2030. Sounds like from your note maybe 2025 would be a safer choice.
by Jason T
March 19th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT on Drinking Wine Alone...Now
Replies: 36
Views: 2092

Re: NYT on Drinking Wine Alone...Now

Is once moving abroad I’ve done a lot of Video chats 1-1 with family. I’d never really thought of doing them in more of a group setting. But this weekend we have a bunch of the set up with various groups of friends. Some to drink wine “together”, others just to catch up. Mostly to just forget the cr...
by Jason T
March 19th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Franck Balthazar Vin de France (France, Vin de France)
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: TN: 2017 Franck Balthazar Vin de France (France, Vin de France)

I’ve knocked down a half case or so of the 2017 in the last few months. Similar to your notes - certainly not complex. Straightforward. Cromulent for when I’m having a meal during the week and get that impulse that I need a wine and it needs to be red - and I don’t want to have to contemplate it.
by Jason T
March 14th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #Quaranwine
Replies: 23
Views: 1505

Re: #Quaranwine

Small sample size alert. One day, plenty of wine. If this is any indication I “only” have enough wine to last me the next 18 months or so.

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by Jason T
March 14th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 465
Views: 47920

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

The cellar is functional and that’s all that matters. Especially when you have that view to enjoy the wine with!!!
by Jason T
March 14th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9201

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

By no means a special bottle, but I’m making a Chana Massala tonight. Instead of chickpeas I’m using chickpea pasta. Opening a basic Muscadet with it, which is a fantastic pairing.
by Jason T
March 14th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The shutdown of sports and other activities is going to give me time to . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: The shutdown of sports and other activities is going to give me time to . . .

No real potential to travel in Europe, and I’m right next to it. Wish that wasn’t true.

I am reading more on wine- Jasper’s books on Burgundy.
by Jason T
March 14th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Re: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile

Kelly Walker wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 10:33 am
Made by a close friend from caps I collected:

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Kelly very cool - that’s what I’m thinking of doing with mine as well!
by Jason T
March 14th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Re: Oh no, I just learned I'm a placomusophile

I do the same - one example of each. Not sure what I will do with them but it’s not like they take up much space in the mean time.
by Jason T
March 14th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the stigma of cali 2011's-sine qua non excluded
Replies: 28
Views: 2157

Re: the stigma of cali 2011's-sine qua non excluded

Glen Gold wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 12:34 pm
For 2011 cabs, Jean Edwards, Beta, Black Cat, Kelly Fleming and Winter were great. Larkmead, Kobalt and Chalk Hill were disappointing. Watermark was a question mark.
+1 on 2011 Jean Edwards.. Loved that stuff so much I think I got like 3 cases of the 74-41. None of it left, sadly.
by Jason T
March 13th, 2020, 3:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6239

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Russell - I just spoke with some of my French friends in Alsace. They said Macron (+/or the Institut Pasteur people) indicated 1/ borders are likely to be closed if France goes to Phase 3 and 2/ between the lines, Macron indicated France was only at the beginning & may well go in the direction Ital...
by Jason T
March 13th, 2020, 3:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4532

Re: Wine cellar progress

alan weinberg wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 6:35 pm
maureen nelson wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 6:03 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 5:28 pm
hahah. Maybe.
Having your wine in cellartracker is fun!
I used to. Way back. Was an early one. Then collection got crazy.
What do you use now?

PS, the cellar looks amazing. Nice work Alan!
by Jason T
March 13th, 2020, 3:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6239

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Russell - I just spoke with some of my French friends in Alsace. They said Macron (+/or the Institut Pasteur people) indicated 1/ borders are likely to be closed if France goes to Phase 3 and 2/ between the lines, Macron indicated France was only at the beginning & may well go in the direction Ital...
by Jason T
March 11th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: When barbera ages (Cogno 2001 Vigna dei Merli)
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: TN: When barbera ages (Cogno 2001 Vigna dei Merli)

My wife snagged some ‘97 Barbera (producer escapes me, will check tomorrow) when she was in Italy last year. Lovely and with some overlap with your note - smoothed our, prunes and forest floor. It wasn’t complex at all either but damn pleasing.
by Jason T
March 11th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Dave Phinney wines?
Replies: 31
Views: 1765

Re: Thoughts on Dave Phinney wines?

Got it. Yeah, it does open up a whole new world! I doubt I would have ever discovered Chinon otherwise!
by Jason T
March 11th, 2020, 3:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 302
Views: 21738

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Drew, good to see you posting. It would be a damn shame to lose the Oakley Road vineyard - that is indeed some nice juice.
by Jason T
March 10th, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Dave Phinney wines?
Replies: 31
Views: 1765

Re: Thoughts on Dave Phinney wines?

John Glas wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 7:42 am
did you apply the tasting process correctly?
What does this mean? Or what would it mean to apply the tasting process ‘incorrectly’?
by Jason T
March 10th, 2020, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 154
Views: 8525

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Thierry Germain is on the cusp of second. In fact, a recent Les Memoires - an excellent wine from an amazing old vine vineyard, is every bit as good as what’s coming out of the second growth producers. I loved the Germain whites I tried last year and so based on that loaded up on the 18 rouge when ...
by Jason T
March 9th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4280

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

Glenn P wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Maybe global warming will help burgundy.
Maybe it’s not the Burgundy that needs help?
by Jason T
March 8th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #Nopaulee
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: #Nopaulee

wspohn wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 10:13 am
I thought this was a nopale.....
Out of the corner of my eye I thought that’s what I saw, and I said to myself “I like cactus”.
by Jason T
March 8th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zin recommendations?
Replies: 60
Views: 2871

Re: Zin recommendations?

Andrew Demaree wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:20 am
Tom DeBiase wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Give Talty in Dry Creek Valley a try. Not too big, not too lean, just like Goldilocks... just right :)

Tom
Good call, Tom. I forgot about them, but they may be right in the stylistic pocket the OP is looking for.
Came here to say this.
by Jason T
March 4th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: dropping old lists only to join new ones???
Replies: 14
Views: 1289

Re: dropping old lists only to join new ones???

I had the same situation 5 or so years ago. Vowed to get off the lists and I have stayed off. There's still a handful of wineries I buy direct from, but they are not lists as such - I have flexibility. It comes down to priorities and willpower. In my case I prioritized wanting to allocate my spendin...
by Jason T
March 3rd, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 vintage in France. Buyer beware?
Replies: 20
Views: 2081

Re: 2018 vintage in France. Buyer beware?

I’ve definitely been skittish with ‘18 Burgundy and Rhône. I read Kolm’s Burgundy report and notes from individual producers. I suspect my palate aligns with his. Which makes me skeptical when so many with a vested interest are touting how great the vintage is across the board.
by Jason T
March 1st, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 444
Views: 31132

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Popped a 17 Berserker Cuvee yesterday afternoon and followed it throughout the evening. Felt like I could really taste the power of the Durant fruit and yet it was still light, beautiful, and layered. Punched well above it's weight.
by Jason T
March 1st, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 81
Views: 3659

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

Richard Albert wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 8:40 am
Several years ago 1978 and 1980 Chalone Pinot Noirs stopped me in my tracks
Similar moment for me - 1974 David Bruce had in 2018. Haunting. Held up for nearly 4 hours in decanter.
by Jason T
March 1st, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 81
Views: 3659

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

I haven’t found that aging CA pinots helps that much. And not many hold up that long with the exception of Marcassin. I drink them whenever and really haven’t noticed a difference though I had a ‘08 Kistler cuvée Elizabeth last nite that was fabulous!! Mt. Eden too. Totally different style for Marc...
by Jason T
February 29th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delete
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Is is just me, or have CellarTracker searches gotten slowwwwww?

Warren, I did a bunch of stuff in CT today and didn’t notice any issues. Though it’s likely I need less cellar reduction than you!
by Jason T
February 29th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12854

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Well, my clients pay me for that advice, but I will say: * expect a relief rally as the markets are extremely oversold short term (five standard deviations from normal levels). Use that opportunity to reassess your beta exposure * consider using tight stops on high flying positions. * it’s okay to ...
by Jason T
February 29th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12854

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth- Mike Tyson Every passive investor has a buy and hold approach, until they suffer a 25% drawdown in one month. I hope every single person on this board is successful with their investment approach, I really do. But what I’m seeing out there, a...
by Jason T
February 29th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12854

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth- Mike Tyson Every passive investor has a buy and hold approach, until they suffer a 25% drawdown in one month. I hope every single person on this board is successful with their investment approach, I really do. But what I’m seeing out there, a...
by Jason T
February 28th, 2020, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the Coronavirus economic impact slowing your buying?
Replies: 28
Views: 1740

Re: Is the Coronavirus economic impact slowing your buying?

Im still making my “every day purchases” but holding off on big ones, as I do think there will be blood in the streets. At which point I’m either going to need the money or will have it to pounce on some nice deals.
by Jason T
February 28th, 2020, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12854

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

I am the worlds worst investor, what ever I do the market does the opposite. So expect a further plunge. Index - Buy - Hold - Rebalance Please check back in one month from now and let us know how that worked out for you... And don’t fib 😉 It’s possible that both of you are right. Brady’s approach c...
by Jason T
February 26th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Triggered at Total Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 2491

Re: Triggered at Total Wine

P. D e r d e y n wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 2:22 pm
That just makes me LOL more than makes me mad. Shows you that they have to cater to the consumer and at the Wal-Mart of wine the consumer doesn't know the difference. [soap.gif]
Heaven forbid we put in a little effort to learn about what we are putting in our bodies.
by Jason T
February 24th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Keenan Mernet
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: TN: 2007 Keenan Mernet

Michael, nice note. I haven’t had this bottling but have had the Cab Franc and Zin across various vintage. Really enjoyed both and thought they both had great balance and minimal oak signature.
by Jason T
February 24th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: TN 2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert

Lugging one of these as well as the 07 and 09 and an 08 Cuvee Katri back with me when I visit my locker in July. Really looking forward to trying them!
by Jason T
February 24th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5633

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

Kinda had this in reverse. Invited to a Christmas party. Invite said bring a bottle of wine or a dessert. Contacted the hostess and learned that she was doing Italian cuisine, big-time, labor-intensive, homemade. So we brought 1 bottle of Barolo and 1 bottle of one Chard (maybe $20). Why Chard? Bec...
by Jason T
February 24th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wine you don't like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2103

Re: What do you do with wine you don't like?

When the supermarket wine inevitably doesn't go, I make people take it home with them. [wow.gif] How does that conversation usually work out? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mZmjc4QNqY I think if you handle it appropriately people are happy to take it home with them. "We have so much wine here, wh...
by Jason T
February 24th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: continuing the discussion on old wines
Replies: 57
Views: 3616

Re: continuing the discussion on old wines

Francois, can you please explain the red strawberry/green strawberry comment. And also what do you attribute this to? Mark, I took this to mean that if we have only been exposed to the inferior (and unevolved) version of something, and have no knowledge that a different form exists, then we can onl...
by Jason T
February 21st, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Auction Move
Replies: 39
Views: 2853

Re: HDH Auction Move

So they shifted the burden of paying sales tax to the consumer, and made it harder for the consumer to get their wines? Still I raise the question of what’s in this for the buyer or seller?
by Jason T
February 21st, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Auction Move
Replies: 39
Views: 2853

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)?

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