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by lleichtman
February 22nd, 2021, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja
Replies: 56
Views: 2751

Re: Rioja

Rioja is a great option, but you have to pick your american oak tolerance and your producers, and also pick the era, as I think oak treatment has varied a lot over the years. And some places use french oak rather than american. Personally my sweet spot is the older stuff--older CVNE, Riojanas, and ...
by lleichtman
February 22nd, 2021, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncommon wine varietals for everyday drinking
Replies: 52
Views: 1820

Re: Uncommon wine varietals for everyday drinking

We drink many Alto Adige specialties like Lagrein and Schiava.
by lleichtman
February 13th, 2021, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1987 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: TN: 1987 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

I still have 6 bottles of the Tondonia. Last one opened in August was still great and seemed to have gotten even better over 2018. LDH Tondonia I go deep on. Good QPR as well.
by lleichtman
February 12th, 2021, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More Auction Insanity
Replies: 33
Views: 2142

Re: More Auction Insanity

So, I purchased a 3-pack of these in 2008. Drank them all and did not like them. Glad I only paid $85 per bottle with shipping. Would not rebuy.
by lleichtman
February 11th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3666

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

Add another primary reason for “throwing in the towel”: 3. Too old. For that reason, I won’t be purchasing any more Bordeaux futures. It’s becoming increasingly likely that I won’t be around to enjoy them when they mature. With you there. I'm not buying anything that takes more than 5 years to matu...
by lleichtman
February 9th, 2021, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?
Replies: 60
Views: 2277

Re: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?

Meant Kishka with Kasha Varnishkes.
by lleichtman
February 9th, 2021, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?
Replies: 60
Views: 2277

Re: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?

We've ordered Kenny & Ziggy's deli by Goldbelly before. May need to see how Katz' holds up. My preference is ordering at the counter where they hand carve it [dance-clap.gif] I'm with you there. Miss Kenny and Ziggys. My mother and brother loved the place. Now wondering what wine goes with Kisha.
by lleichtman
February 5th, 2021, 11:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines are you drinking for the Super Bowl
Replies: 59
Views: 2661

Re: What wines are you drinking for the Super Bowl

Craig G wrote: February 5th, 2021, 9:14 pm What is this “Super Bowl” you speak of?
New Red Wine Glass neener
by lleichtman
February 5th, 2021, 11:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines are you drinking for the Super Bowl
Replies: 59
Views: 2661

Re: What wines are you drinking for the Super Bowl

What is everyone drinking for the Super Bowl? With the spicy foods, dips and junk our family has planned, I cant think of a better wine than Carlisle. So going for 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel and 2008 Syrah from Rosella’s Vineyard. Might crack some bubbly too-Agrapart Les 7 Crus. No wines, Pisco Sours ...
by lleichtman
January 30th, 2021, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community
Replies: 207
Views: 8355

Re: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community

Amazing feedback here, especially Patrick’s WOW ideas. If even half of that stuff got done it would be great. IMHO the best way to optimize future BDs is to work with the 108 sellers to help them sell more stuff. If they sell more then by definition we Berserkers are buying more. And buying makes u...
by lleichtman
January 23rd, 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two New German Rieslings...(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: TN: Two New German Rieslings...(short/boring)

Tried these two new German Rieslings on Wed: 1. Schloss Lieser Thomas Haag Riesling Kabinett (Pradikatswein; A.P.Nr. 2589314 419; 8.5%; www.Weingut-Schloss-Lieser.De; SkurnikWines) Lieser/Mosel 2018 : Med.light gold color; lovely very fragrant R/mango/pineapple/floral rather pungent/Mosel valve oil...
by lleichtman
January 23rd, 2021, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Coeur de Cuvée
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: TN: 2006 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Coeur de Cuvée

I’m currently sitting outside enjoying the South Florida afternoon sun with a glass of the 2012 that I opened two days ago. The palate explosion was today although there was a hint last night. Beautiful wine. I admit to questioning the overall utility of a Champagne that shows its best on the third...
by lleichtman
January 20th, 2021, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 4167

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

I put away a case for each of 3 children. They all turned out to be beer drinkers and don't like wine.
by lleichtman
January 14th, 2021, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Has Gone Berserko...
Replies: 44
Views: 3593

Re: UPS Has Gone Berserko...

Usually I have little problem w/ UPS delivery's. My local guy, Eric, is absolutely the best. Back in late Nov, I ordered a case from Jonathan at Cedarville. After a few days, it wound up in Monroe Township NJ. Where it has sat "In Transit" ever since. Early last week, Jonathan sent me a r...
by lleichtman
January 11th, 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9203

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

alan weinberg wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 1:20 pm Buzz is already out. I’m holding steady so far though tempted twice. Confess in this thread when your holdout breaks and you succumb to your first 2021 purchase.
Already purchased two cases. [snort.gif]
by lleichtman
January 3rd, 2021, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"
Replies: 46
Views: 3856

Re: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"

Chris Blum wrote: December 31st, 2020, 11:31 am I’ve drunk more champagne than any other region the past 3 months
We too drink a lot of Champagne here. Usually one bottle a week,
by lleichtman
December 31st, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3932

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

Started the evening with Passalaqua Cabernet 2014 Block 23 then will toast New Years with 2009 Pol Roget Winston Churchill.
by lleichtman
December 25th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stony Hill Sold.....Again?!
Replies: 51
Views: 4694

Re: Stony Hill Sold.....Again?!

I visited Heitz over the summer for the first time in a few years and was shocked by how much they’d raised prices on everything. Trailside is now something like $125/bottle. Also, they’d obviously gotten rid of the free tasting in lieu of a $75 tasting of 4 wines. I hope they wave that if you buy....
by lleichtman
December 23rd, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Swedish Christmas pairings
Replies: 49
Views: 1617

Re: Swedish Christmas pairings

Lutefisk. One of the worst foods I have put in my mouth. Can still taste the lye. Needs loads of Aquavit. champagne.gif That just sounds like something was done wrong. It literally doesn't taste like anything. The idea in the dish that the sides (potatoes, white sauce, allspice) are what give some ...
by lleichtman
December 22nd, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Swedish Christmas pairings
Replies: 49
Views: 1617

Re: Swedish Christmas pairings

I married into a Skandi family too, and I find it disturbing you're doing anything with lutefisk. Normally we have lots of homemade aquavits (carraway, ginger, cardamon etc.) or if not there are some commercial offerings we find at local Corti Bros. Those are the stalwarts to get the herring(s) dow...
by lleichtman
December 22nd, 2020, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: DeKalb Cnty BacoNoir Alabama Rouge....(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: TN: DeKalb Cnty BacoNoir Alabama Rouge....(short/boring)

So, tom, how do we get on the mailing list.
by lleichtman
December 14th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a corked wine still be used in a marinade?
Replies: 34
Views: 1856

Re: Can a corked wine still be used in a marinade?

Corked bottles go in my vinegar crock not in cooking.
by lleichtman
December 8th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grower Champagne
Replies: 24
Views: 1916

Re: Grower Champagne

Thanks for the suggestions. Have been bogged down with mostly Gonet as our local stores seem to be in short supply of grower. Plenty of "house" champagnes but I'm generally not a fan except for the really high end ones like Salon but not for any regular drinking.
by lleichtman
December 8th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grower Champagne
Replies: 24
Views: 1916

Re: Grower Champagne

Michael_H wrote: December 7th, 2020, 9:31 pm A personal favorite of mine is Jacques Lassaigne - he really likes to experiment a bit and some some very unique cuvees that he does as one time releases.
That one has just come in here. Should give it a try.
by lleichtman
December 8th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grower Champagne
Replies: 24
Views: 1916

Re: Grower Champagne

Russell Faulkner wrote: December 5th, 2020, 12:56 pm Different to what?
Seem to be stuck buying the same ones over and over. Like the Villmart and Aubert but can't find it here in Santa Fe area only the expensive cuvees. It seems our local stores are cutting back on supply. Might have to order from Wine Library. A
by lleichtman
December 5th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grower Champagne
Replies: 24
Views: 1916

Grower Champagne

Doing an IPNC webinar next week and looking for something different in grower champagnes. What are your recs?
by lleichtman
December 5th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus
Replies: 75
Views: 7538

Re: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus

Sorry about the multiple posts. Site froze while I was posting.
by lleichtman
December 5th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus
Replies: 75
Views: 7538

Re: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus

One thing to note is this it the price at Morrell. They currently have quite high prices for other vintages of produttori riserva - for example.... 2011 paje 'sale price' of $102. I think the eye popping price is may just be this particular retailer, but I wouldn't be surprised to see prices higher...
by lleichtman
December 5th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus
Replies: 75
Views: 7538

Re: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus

One thing to note is this it the price at Morrell. They currently have quite high prices for other vintages of produttori riserva - for example.... 2011 paje 'sale price' of $102. I think the eye popping price is may just be this particular retailer, but I wouldn't be surprised to see prices higher...
by lleichtman
December 5th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus
Replies: 75
Views: 7538

Re: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus

One thing to note is this it the price at Morrell. They currently have quite high prices for other vintages of produttori riserva - for example.... 2011 paje 'sale price' of $102. I think the eye popping price is may just be this particular retailer, but I wouldn't be surprised to see prices higher...
by lleichtman
December 5th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus
Replies: 75
Views: 7538

Re: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus

One thing to note is this it the price at Morrell. They currently have quite high prices for other vintages of produttori riserva - for example.... 2011 paje 'sale price' of $102. I think the eye popping price is may just be this particular retailer, but I wouldn't be surprised to see prices higher...
by lleichtman
December 5th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus
Replies: 75
Views: 7538

Re: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus

One thing to note is this it the price at Morrell. They currently have quite high prices for other vintages of produttori riserva - for example.... 2011 paje 'sale price' of $102. I think the eye popping price is may just be this particular retailer, but I wouldn't be surprised to see prices higher...
by lleichtman
November 29th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Kaltern GWT Companer '15...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: TN: Kaltern GWT Companer '15...(short/boring)

All the Kaltern wines I've had have been reds like Lagrein and Schiava. Never had a white. Will have to try this.
by lleichtman
November 24th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 168 half bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 1249

Re: TN: Krug 168 half bottle

Mark Y wrote: November 23rd, 2020, 8:46 pm So I’m not the only one to find Krug half bottles kinda useless! It’s not even enough for 1 person. What good is it!!
I'm with you here. Why bother with half bottles when you really want a whole one. One advantage though, is that you can drink them earlier if you're going for aged champagne.
by lleichtman
November 24th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: TN: 2007 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: November 24th, 2020, 1:49 pm The 2007 is rounder and has riper fruit. Damn weather makes no considerations for wine geeks.
The 2007 was just way too soft for me. Like a little hardness in LDH but still drinking from the 90's. Haven't popped one past 2000.
by lleichtman
November 23rd, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doh! Ever do this before?
Replies: 34
Views: 2441

Re: Doh! Ever do this before?

Slightly off topic, but attended a grand opening of hip new nightclub in Walnut Creek, CA twenty something years ago. The newly hired bar staff was inexperienced. A guy in our orbit of 20 and 30 something year old friends was feeling frisky and decided to order a shot of Louis the 13th Cognac. The ...
by lleichtman
November 18th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 8185

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Just 4 of us with traditional turkey dinner. Villmart 2005 Le Celliere to start then a Moe Ayoub 2014 Estate Pinot.
by lleichtman
November 18th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 3172

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

I use many different ones depending on the bottle I'm opening from a waiter's friend generic model to a screwpull to a Durand and rarely my Coravin for high end wines I want to just drink a small amount a time. I like the look of the Campagnola that Robert posted. Are these the same folks that make ...
by lleichtman
November 17th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Januik Syrah Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: TN: 2017 Januik Syrah Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Miss going there. Really nice place to visit and taste wines and play bocce ball.
by lleichtman
November 8th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.
Replies: 45
Views: 2778

Re: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.

This really is a struggle. Lately, I’ve been trying to be more disciplined with planning my drinking decisions ahead of time to allow plenty of time for decanting if needed. Especially if I’m entertaining. However sometimes you just pop something open, and while your palate may indicate that the wi...
by lleichtman
November 8th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Barthod BR, Dauvissat Forest, Krug MV
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: TNs: Barthod BR, Dauvissat Forest, Krug MV

2005 Barthod Bourgogne Rouge 2011 Dauvissat Chablis 1er La Forest This opens as classic Dauvissat - steely, minty, saline. Fresh and flinty. This isn’t showing its age save for some roundness in the palate, but I think that this is suffering from a lack of youthful vibrance. This is almost a touch ...
by lleichtman
November 7th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.
Replies: 45
Views: 2778

Re: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.

Argh! I feel like I need to get something off my chest. Come clean if you will. I can’t tell you how many times I have consumed, passed judgment and opined on wines, both young and old, before they have had a chance to prosperity open up. I haven’t a clue as to why. I am relatively intelligent ( at...
by lleichtman
November 7th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: TN: 2010 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

Really great wine. I always stop to buy some when I can.
by lleichtman
November 7th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2368

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

Merrill Lindquist wrote: November 7th, 2020, 3:46 pm Vilmart Cuvee Rubis.
Same here.
by lleichtman
November 5th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!
Replies: 49
Views: 2680

Re: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!

While I was living in Houston in part of 2018 and 2019, I used Specs almost exclusively. The variety of wines and their service was always outstanding. Only con was lack of older vintages as everything seemed super new. Yes, you could go to the order window and find older vintages but took some work.
by lleichtman
November 5th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The most helpful thing you can say in your tasting note...
Replies: 64
Views: 2861

Re: The most helpful thing you can say in your tasting note...

I find other people's tasting notes only useful if I actually know the person and have an idea if their likes or dislikes match up with mine. I often find that I can't always replicate others tasting experiences kind of like shelf talkers. Wine appreciation is so subjective in many ways that is diff...
by lleichtman
November 5th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one village/town/city in Italy...
Replies: 50
Views: 1969

Re: If only one village/town/city in Italy...

I would live in almost any town in Piemonte. The region is so beautiful and two of my all time favorite wines, Barolo and Barbaresco are there. The food there is no slouch either.
by lleichtman
November 3rd, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Geriatric Cellar Planning
Replies: 70
Views: 4073

Re: Geriatric Cellar Planning

So, as I approach decade seven of life I’m clearly in possession of enough wine for 15-20 years. As I’m semi-retired, secondary to our nation's top-tier pandemic management, my wine purchasing is decelerating like a space capsule with the three parachutes deployed. Will I still really like wine in ...
by lleichtman
November 2nd, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11600

Re: Wine for election night?

given that we might not know the results for a few days I'll probably take another glass of 2005 Musar from 3 oz bottle and do the celebrating/drowning of sorrows at dinner on Saturday. We might know. Nate Silver says ~60% chance we will know by 3:00 am. Nate Cohen at the NYT says we should have NC...
by lleichtman
November 2nd, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9693

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

Six posts and we’re bashing one of America’s great wine retailers. Nicely done. LOL Joe Biden has no experience as President, why he can run election to against Donald Trump who with 5 years of President experience. I just don't get your point, I am new to here, so I have no right to speak here? Ni...

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