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by Jason T
February 23rd, 2021, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Kansas Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 20
Views: 631

Re: TN: Three Kansas Wines...(short/boring)

When will be your MN 3 boring wines? Those sound dreadful. I’ve had a number of Minnesota wines, primarily from Four Daughters. My sister-in-law lives near there. The better wines were “not terrible” but I think the Mother’s Day brunch I had at the winery once probably exceeded the quality of the w...
by Jason T
February 22nd, 2021, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is SQN hot again on WB?
Replies: 25
Views: 2583

Re: Is SQN hot again on WB?

Nathan Smyth wrote: February 22nd, 2021, 7:57 pm BofA Hints That Weimar 2.0 Could Be Coming
Monday, Feb 15, 2021
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/bofa- ... -be-coming
Came here to see if this post would say what I thought it would. It did.
by Jason T
February 18th, 2021, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I get the Soldera glass??
Replies: 15
Views: 1861

Re: Can I get the Soldera glass??

Jeremy Holmes wrote: February 17th, 2021, 8:39 pm Have you tried reaching out to Ikea?
Ikea’s wine glasses are quite a bit more functional than that. Nice wide bowl and narrow rim. Sure, the glass is thick, but it’s perfect for large parties when I don’t want to sacrifice my Grassl Crus. Hard to beat for £2.50 per.
by Jason T
February 18th, 2021, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine des Roches Neuves - Saumur-Champigny - Franc de Pied 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: Domaine des Roches Neuves - Saumur-Champigny - Franc de Pied 2018

Julian, thanks for the note. I’ve been sitting on all of my ‘18s including this bottling. Was going to try it out of curiosity in the next few weeks but maybe I’ll crack a different one instead.
by Jason T
February 18th, 2021, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Gotti Wine Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 2273

Re: John Gotti Wine Collection

Kevin P. wrote: February 18th, 2021, 4:57 am The provenance?...forgettaboutit!
You mispelled "fuhgettaboutit!" champagne.gif
by Jason T
February 17th, 2021, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT: Mixed bag of yummies
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: CT: Mixed bag of yummies

Paul, nice notes. Re: cigarette smoke. Both of my parents smoked, and I find the smell repulsive.

Yet I'll sometimes run into the aroma of cigarette smoke/ash in reds from the Loire, and I love it. I don't know why. Freud probably does, but I don't question it, I just drink.
by Jason T
February 15th, 2021, 11:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best wine decanters for double decanting?
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: best wine decanters for double decanting?

You don’t really need a decanter specifically for double decanting. Just grab any decanter you fancy and use a funnel to pour it back in the bottle. The effect is the same. This, for crying out loud. For double decanting I might just pick and rinse an empty mineral water bottle and use it with a fu...
by Jason T
February 11th, 2021, 2:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for White Wine lovers
Replies: 58
Views: 2232

Re: Question for White Wine lovers

Up until about 8 or so years ago I favored reds. Two things happened. One, I do a lot of entertaining and was finding that white wines paired so much better with the food I liked to cook, and thus I just naturally started drinking more white wine with food. Two, I moved to New Orleans for a few year...
by Jason T
February 8th, 2021, 11:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Super Bowl LV Wines
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: TNs: Super Bowl LV Wines

I wonder what impact time travel had on the wines?
by Jason T
February 6th, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acker auction last night -- 1985 Dujac CdlR for $131K
Replies: 21
Views: 2486

Re: Acker auction last night -- 1985 Dujac CdlR for $131K

Marcu$ Stanley wrote: February 6th, 2021, 9:08 am I have to say, my maximum per bottle spending limit is about like one-fiftieth of that, but I'm pretty sure I have had plenty of wines just as good.
I originally read this as “one-fifth” and in reponze to your comment that you’ve had plenty of wines just as good thought “I should hope”.. Hah.
by Jason T
February 6th, 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Estate Reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Estate Reserve

Brandon, thanks for taking none for the team here. Opened up a couple 2013 Estate Reserves over the holidays - one on Thanksgiving and one shortly after New Years and they were absolutely open for business. They benefited from some air but were still really strong out of the gate. 15 was open as wel...
by Jason T
February 5th, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once & Future Spring Release - March 2, 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: Once & Future Spring Release - March 2, 2021

Man I got off this list but wish I hadn't. Amazing juice but I just have to draw a line somewhere. Had a couple bottles over from my remaining stash over the holidays (I think 2015 and 2016) and they were brilliant. Between this thread and a friend who's picking my brain on this release... I'm drool...
by Jason T
February 4th, 2021, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 17 Charlopin Chambolle AC and WHWC mini gripe
Replies: 34
Views: 1222

Re: 17 Charlopin Chambolle AC and WHWC mini gripe

Interesting that Philippe’s use of new oak is so high. His son Yann spent some time with him but on his own (Domaine Charlopin-Tissier) I’ve never detected any new oak across the handful of vintages I’ve sampled so far (including ‘18, which is obviously quite primary).
by Jason T
January 31st, 2021, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent grocery store wine DEAL?
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: What is YOUR most recent grocery store wine DEAL?

2001 Musar for £28, delivered to my door, from Waitrose. Was ready to be very suspicious of the storage conditions but the couple I’ve opened have been pristine.
by Jason T
January 29th, 2021, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Many faces of Pinot Noir.
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Many faces of Pinot Noir.

I know others may not feel the same way, but sometimes progress in ripeness is too much of a good thing... unless you are drinking the village stuff. At the risk of hijacking the original OP I couldn't agree more. I'm relatively new to Burgundy and I was pretty picky about what I grabbed for 2018. ...
by Jason T
January 29th, 2021, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Many faces of Pinot Noir.
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Many faces of Pinot Noir.

It is a fascinating exercise to see the different expressions of the same grape across different terroir/regions, especially Pinot Noir. I got my start on Sonoma Pinot probably 10 years ago; it was a bit ripe/rich for me and so after a few years I looked elsewhere in Cali (in particularly the Santa ...
by Jason T
January 28th, 2021, 12:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robb Report Praises 2011 Cali Cabs
Replies: 32
Views: 2047

Re: Robb Report Praises 2011 Cali Cabs

I've had generally good experiences with 2011s, notably Jean Edwards Cabs. Even the comparative duds haven't been bad, just a bit thin if you are looking for a plush wine. The article is right about the tradeoff aromatics being worth the leaner fruit. A lot like 2011 (and 2007) WV PNs. The better w...
by Jason T
January 27th, 2021, 3:42 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Come to Napa- for Central Valley Blends?
Replies: 25
Views: 1024

Re: Come to Napa- for Central Valley Blends?

Interesting. Why would there be a requirement on how much wine was produced from Napa fruit? Isn't that issue already resolved by AVA labeling rules? I can see an argument for "protecting the Napa brand" but figure it's probably something the Napa Valley Grapegrowers pushed through! Don't...
by Jason T
January 26th, 2021, 8:38 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** LAST DAY *** tercero wines - Rose Futures, Sampler 6 Packs, Free Shipping!
Replies: 204
Views: 5319

Re: tercero wines - tercero wines - Rose Futures, Sampler Packs, Free Shipping, Bonus Magnums!

Larry, for some reason the 'shipme' code isn't working for free shipping, at least on the mixed whites. I've tried it a couple different ways and it still wants to add the full shipping price. I think the shipme code is fixed - please try again - and my apologies . . . Cheers! Yep I'm good. Thanks ...
by Jason T
January 26th, 2021, 8:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** LAST DAY *** tercero wines - Rose Futures, Sampler 6 Packs, Free Shipping!
Replies: 204
Views: 5319

Re: tercero wines - tercero wines - Rose Futures, Sampler Packs, Free Shipping, Bonus Magnums!

Larry, for some reason the 'shipme' code isn't working for free shipping, at least on the mixed whites. I've tried it a couple different ways and it still wants to add the full shipping price.
by Jason T
January 24th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: TN: 1989 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières

Nice note Doug. I’ll always have a soft spot for Breton as they were my gateway into Chinon.
by Jason T
January 22nd, 2021, 3:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 874
Views: 56520

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Awesome! BD 12 is the first event on the horizon for us, but Spring release for the first 2019s will be mid-March. We're putting together final blends right now. A very elegant vintage with some absolutely outstanding wines, and one or two new things! More new things Marcus? My credit card says [sw...
by Jason T
January 21st, 2021, 11:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru

B. Buzzini wrote: January 21st, 2021, 10:11 pm You broke into Weinberg’s cellar?
Funny Brian. From the thread title alone I thought “this can only be Jeremy or Alan”. Wasn’t disappointed! Nice note Jeremy!
by Jason T
January 18th, 2021, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Conflicted: TN 2002 Clos Vougeot Grand Maupertuis
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Conflicted: TN 2002 Clos Vougeot Grand Maupertuis

Surprised this hasn’t drawn more interest.
by Jason T
January 18th, 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: ‘15 Argyle Brut
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: TN: ‘15 Argyle Brut

Had some ‘15 and quite a bit of ‘16 while I was home for the holidays. Cromulent daily sparkler.
by Jason T
January 18th, 2021, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WB 'Wine Rules' To Consider
Replies: 25
Views: 1587

Re: WB 'Wine Rules' To Consider

If we're [stirthepothal.gif], here's a few: -Lots of new oak ruins a wine -Only Champagne knows how to do sparkling wines properly -[Insert whatever curmudgeon rant you want about high ABV] [swearing.gif] -Burgundy makes the best Pinot Noir Nice ones Rodrigo. I’m sensitive to oak flavours and very ...
by Jason T
January 18th, 2021, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2564

Re: Wine rules you should break

"It's only a little corked." But it can be. Probably 99.5% of corked wines I've had to dump. But there have been a handfull where the perception of TCA was so faint that I could still taste some of the qualities of the wine, and it was a special/unique enough bottle that I just kept going.
by Jason T
January 18th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big 4-0!! A Few From 1980 (Dom P, Mouton, Silver Oak)
Replies: 35
Views: 1407

Re: The Big 4-0!! A Few From 1980 (Dom P, Mouton, Silver Oak)

Nice notes Rich and belated happy 40th! Cool to see the Silver Oak best the Mouton. I cracked 40 back in '18 and ended up not doing any birth year wines, as any wines that looked interesting to me were a bit steep in the tariff and I didn't want to take the risk. Drank quite well (a number of times!...
by Jason T
January 18th, 2021, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2564

Re: Wine rules you should break

For those of you who find the article 'silly' or 'simple', I can tell you first hand by dealing with as many different wine consumers that I do that many of these 'conventional wisdoms' truly are the way most wine consumers feel. And if you want to come up with a similar list specifically for WB, p...
by Jason T
January 18th, 2021, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2564

Re: Wine rules you should break

I will cook with wines that didn’t meet my drinking standards. I’ll go so far as to say I never cook with a wine I’d drink. For cooking I typically buy four packs of 187ml bottles from Gallo or something similar. I guess they’re drinkable but I usually reach for something at a higher price point wh...
by Jason T
January 17th, 2021, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Championship Bottle Sauvignon Blanc Lost Verses Durant Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: TN: 2018 Championship Bottle Sauvignon Blanc Lost Verses Durant Vineyard

Cool note. I didn’t realise that Durand had any SB planted!
by Jason T
January 17th, 2021, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2564

Re: Wine rules you should break

Wine articles you shouldn’t read. Wine articles a Berserker shouldn’t read. Anyone with less wine experience could actually learn a great deal from this. There’s a lot of really bad “wine wisdom” out there that needs to be dispelled. On that note, would have been nice if the article noted that Cham...
by Jason T
January 17th, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2564

Re: Wine rules you should break

I don’t think these are real rules. That said I have run into a lot of “common wisdom” within those less geeky than us that is anything but wise. For example, lots of folks think white meat of any kind should be served with white wine. These aren’t real “rules” but they are bad practices. We all kno...
by Jason T
January 16th, 2021, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Tercero Mourvèdre Larner Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: TN: 2013 Tercero Mourvèdre Larner Vineyard

Nice note David. I picked up a couple of cases several Berserker Day’s ago. I don’t think I’ve had the Mourvèdre yet but loved the Cinsault and all the whites I’ve had. Not easy for me to get to my locker so I keep a stash of them at my family’s house so I can hit ‘em when I’m back in the States. Th...
by Jason T
January 15th, 2021, 11:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screaming eagle
Replies: 45
Views: 6895

Re: Screaming eagle

PeterH wrote: January 15th, 2021, 8:35 pm Pulled my chopper up short when I read the OP.
If you need a place to park it I’m not using the helipad on my yacht right now.
by Jason T
January 14th, 2021, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5th Most Expensive wine in the WORLD - on discount sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2191

Re: 5th Most Expensive wine in the WORLD - on discount sale

My wife always said “you have to spend money to save money”. Maybe this is what she meant?
by Jason T
January 14th, 2021, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 874
Views: 56520

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Awesome! BD 12 is the first event on the horizon for us, but Spring release for the first 2019s will be mid-March. We're putting together final blends right now. A very elegant vintage with some absolutely outstanding wines, and one or two new things! More new things Marcus? My credit card says [sw...
by Jason T
January 14th, 2021, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 874
Views: 56520

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Popped a humble 2017 Berserker last weekend to share with my in-laws. They’d never had Goodfellow and tend towards the riper/richer Pinots of Sonoma and Willamette. Have to say all three of us did a double take at just how damn delicious this wine was. Everything was dialed in just so. Fruit was rob...
by Jason T
January 14th, 2021, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for social media consultant for winery
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: Looking for social media consultant for winery

Hello, Thanks again everyone. I sent e-mails to a few of you via PM but sometimes it gets stuck in outbox. Not sure why. I have noted people's contact info / website and will review accordingly. Best regards, Simon Hi Simon - 'outbox' just means the PM has been sent. It's not stuck. Others with mor...
by Jason T
January 12th, 2021, 10:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ramey Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: TN: 2015 Ramey Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard

David Ramey’s session on IDTT was one of my favourites. Obviously just knows so much about wine and winemaking, but he talks about it in a way the layperson (or, Berserker I guess) can understand.
by Jason T
January 11th, 2021, 2:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9725

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Tragic, senseless, madness. I hope his loved ones can find peace.
by Jason T
January 9th, 2021, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Chardonnay epiphany
Replies: 12
Views: 1444

Re: Rhys Chardonnay epiphany

2010 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard This is really good. The bouquet is on the richer end of the spectrum, with loads of vanilla bean, grilled pineapple, clarified butter, honey and beeswax, but this is well balanced by fresh notes of lemon zest, white ginger, and herbal hints of tarragon and l...
by Jason T
January 6th, 2021, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 36
Views: 2283

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

Also I'm having to log in CONSTANTLY. 2, 3 times a day??? On mac and iPhone. this is an old one (many years) that is unrelated. I've tried to fix various ways, but just make sure your phone and mac have logins saved and it should log you in automatically with one extra click. One other thing I've n...
by Jason T
January 5th, 2021, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9164

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

2019 Burgundy allocations hit my inbox Wednesday morning. Soooo Jan 6 it is.
by Jason T
January 5th, 2021, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch
Replies: 73
Views: 6072

Re: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch

No more. BevMo!, the secretly held wine and spirits retailer situated in California, is the subject of a legal claim that guarantees the organization occupied with a sleight of hand estimating system, attracting clients with costs for wine created during explicit years that were not accessible in i...
by Jason T
December 31st, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1968 Inglenook Charbono. Really Special
Replies: 44
Views: 1993

Re: TN: 1968 Inglenook Charbono. Really Special

Cool note Rich. Happy New Year!
by Jason T
December 29th, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need for wine foil?
Replies: 46
Views: 2043

Re: Need for wine foil?

I opened a 15 year old Brewer Clifton Chardonnay with a wax capsule, tonight. Good luck with using the "ignore it and just drill right through" method. I opened it fine, but not by following that advice. What is the value of foils, wax or otherwise? Nothing except tradition, really. -Al A...
by Jason T
December 27th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bouchard EP ... smh
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: 2019 Bouchard EP ... smh

Just got my offer for 2019 Bouchard EP. Prices went through the roof. [swoon.gif] Can't blame tariffs as this is from the UK. It looks like everything is at least 35% higher over 2018 and the Beze is close to double. [cry.gif] Was excited to stock up on 2019, esp the reds, but it seems they realize...
by Jason T
December 22nd, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: TN: 2013 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

I was only on the Rhys list for a couple years but bought quite heavily on the Chards and have been rewarded. Every ‘12 and ‘13 has been lights out and I’ve got plenty more to go. Both the Alpine and Horseshoe are fantastic wines.

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