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by David_K
December 1st, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

I use cardboard tubes. Two bottles deep. I absolutely hate case storage. You’ll inevitably want something that is in a box in the bottom back corner and then you have to move everything. With tubes I was about to fit 30 cases in my 28 case locker since I had room on top of the top row of tubes to l...
by David_K
November 25th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 155
Views: 11046

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Everyone is talking past each other. Inventory and prices vary by state, often considerably.
by David_K
November 22nd, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2161

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 4:26 am
Metras for Beaujolais.

My personal faves, Roilette and Thivin, venture deeper into the darks.
Exactly, I tend to look for this at the producer level. In the case of Beaujolais, some absolutely fit this category while others, as you allude, can be dark, tannic beasts.
by David_K
November 20th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Rare German Riesling Auction Gems (Prum, Schaefer) + Huet + more
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: FS: Rare German Riesling Auction Gems (Prum, Schaefer) + Huet + more

Updated for sold. Surprised to see the Prum auction wines still kicking - the 2017 is less than you could have purchased it for at auction, and the 2001 is one you may never find again. (To put the rarity of the 2001 in perspective, there are currently 1,601 of the regular '01 Spat listed in CT comm...
by David_K
November 20th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 16
Views: 738

Re: TN: 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese

I opened one of these last night and wow was it different from the 2016. I loved the 2016 so was looking forward to trying the 2015. At this stage the 2015 is less lively and dynamic than the 2016 - deeper and more textural but not quite as fun right now. Needs a lot of airing and also a lot of time...
by David_K
November 20th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 114
Views: 8858

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Jayson Cohen wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 6:16 pm
I reloaded on 2017 Griffe after tasting last week. Now up to 7 bottles, which might be overkill. Then again, maybe not. Stunning.
I haven't seen any offers on this yet. Was it just recently released?
by David_K
November 18th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting White Wine
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: Decanting White Wine

Top shelf Chablis. I don't find Riesling needs it so much.
by David_K
November 18th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Rare German Riesling Auction Gems (Prum, Schaefer) + Huet + more
Replies: 2
Views: 499

FS: Rare German Riesling Auction Gems (Prum, Schaefer) + Huet + more

Some rare German + Loire goodies here. Auction wine where indicated, otherwise non-auction. Buyer pays shipping within CONUS, assumes risk, but I will split the shipping cost for any purchases of 4 bottles or more. Can also do handoff in Boston. 1x 1998 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kab...
by David_K
November 10th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 5077

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

m. ristev wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 7:48 am
i have seen 14.5 abv levels in 18 reds from loire and jura. hopefully these are anomalies, but i have a feeling there will be some high levels in burgundy too.
Perfect timing to avoid the tariffs!
by David_K
November 1st, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)

Also a fan of this wine. Reminds me of the Huet sec cuvees. It's also owned by the Hwangs so that is perhaps not a coincidence.
by David_K
October 24th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 35
Views: 3457

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

In the Vinous article posted recently, they remarked that 2017 is "decidedly richer" than 2018, and that the 2018s are fresher and more elegant. This surprised me. Has anyone else found that to be the case? I haven't had any 2018s yet but plan to dip toes in soon. https://www.vinous.com/articles/bea...
by David_K
October 20th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 81
Views: 3985

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

Like many, there are certainly prices where any given wine may no longer be worth it, or where I shift to different cuvees, producers, vintages, etc., depending how much I want the wine. But at a high-level, no, because there is no substitute for European wine.
by David_K
October 16th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1358

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Probably not what his guests were thinking of when they asked for pinot grigio. And, since Jay was talking about offering a $20 bottle as a gesture of hospitality toward the vinuously ignorant, I doubt he wants to fork out for Radikon ($45) or Zind Humbrecht Rangen de Thann ($80). Right. In fact, I...
by David_K
October 16th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1358

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Probably not what his guests were thinking of when they asked for pinot grigio. And, since Jay was talking about offering a $20 bottle as a gesture of hospitality toward the vinuously ignorant, I doubt he wants to fork out for Radikon ($45) or Zind Humbrecht Rangen de Thann ($80). Right. In fact, I...
by David_K
October 11th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 3235

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Wines like this are why people hate Napa. Just saying.
by David_K
October 7th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5403

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

Burgs are the star, but really nice Loire and Alsace selections, too. I thought they were also especially known for their Austrian and German wine selection.... Nothing on that list to me suggests German wine is a specialty of theirs. It's exactly what I'd expect to see for a restaurant of this cal...
by David_K
October 5th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 85
Views: 3887

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 7:19 am
I know this much...I never want to drink a Riesling made by Adam Frisch. I can already sense extreme imbalance.
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by David_K
October 4th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 85
Views: 3887

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Yes. And 12% is evidence in support of it actually being dry, not the opposite.
by David_K
October 4th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 85
Views: 3887

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Adam: you are wrong. It's not a matter of differing taste. You are just wrong.
by David_K
October 3rd, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 148
Views: 6167

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

I tried some Colorado wine once at a farmer's market in the Boulder area. I asked the pourers, how did you select the place from which to make the wine? I was interested in learning about the influence of elevation, soil type, etc. Response: "Oh, that's where the vines are!" It didn't inspire confi...
by David_K
October 3rd, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
Replies: 10
Views: 523

Re: TN: 2008 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu

As always, a nice note and beautiful photo. Also got me thinking that maybe there is no need to drink all my Cotat and Boulay on the youngish side. Fixed that for you. [wink.gif] Cotat and Boulay's wines definitely need age. I have recently opened Boulay from 2007 and 2010 and neither was ready. Bu...
by David_K
October 3rd, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 148
Views: 6167

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

I tried some Colorado wine once at a farmer's market in the Boulder area. I asked the pourers, how did you select the place from which to make the wine? I was interested in learning about the influence of elevation, soil type, etc. Response: "Oh, that's where the vines are!" It didn't inspire confid...
by David_K
October 2nd, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33511

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

So what is the practical increase on the end-cost to consumers? If a bottle is $50 on the shelf now, and holding all other variables equal (exchange rate, markup, etc.), the next vintage is subject to the tariff, what will next year's shelf price be?
by David_K
September 29th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3130

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Thanks for your thoughts. Always enjoy your notes. How would you compare 2015 to other recent vintages in the "warm/hot" column such as 2009 and 2011?
by David_K
September 21st, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2576

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Alex - yikes. Doesn't bode well if that's your opinion of the auction wines, which are supposed to be the best of the best. I'll tread carefully.
by David_K
September 13th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1240

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

I’d advise really trying to understand the differences between (say) Schaefer Spatlese GD AP #10 and #05 before buying auction wines you won’t drink for over a decade. That said in about to head off for my tenth auction, have several hundred bottles on the cellar and claim no expertise. Good advice...
by David_K
September 12th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?
Replies: 49
Views: 5132

Re: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?

I'll try them when I get a chance, but I'm not in any hurry. With the exception of the Produttori crus, these wines don't tend to move that fast.
by David_K
September 10th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 0
Views: 237

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by David_K
September 3rd, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice for flying South African wines from SA back to the US
Replies: 16
Views: 770

Re: Advice for flying South African wines from SA back to the US

Out of Stellenbosch, Thelema's top wines are good - such as The Mint and Rabelais. Unfortunately they suffer a bit from the New World tendency to make one of everything when they really shouldn't be (this applies to a lot of SA wineries). But their best wines are very good. Stark-Conde has terrific ...
by David_K
August 31st, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 21902

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

God if Polaner's lot is bad and Panzer's sound we'll never hear the end of it. Please let it not be true
by David_K
August 30th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2401

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

No scorn here, Alan, but to put it simply, you're wrong. First, 2015 is not a low-acid vintage, or even a vintage of moderate acidity. Acid levels are relatively high. I suppose you might think some '14s will age better than their 2015 counterparts, but that would just be silly. Plus, I'm not even ...
by David_K
August 29th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 21902

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

Narrator: he doubled down.

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by David_K
August 26th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Haag BJS Auction GK and 2016 Haart Schubertslay Kabi
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: 2001 Haag BJS Auction GK and 2016 Haart Schubertslay Kabi

Nice. Those Haag auction wines are amazing. I have one of the non-auction 2001 GKA. Any thoughts on how that compares?
by David_K
August 16th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1778

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Well thanks for the explanations. Makes sense I guess. One benefit is I am prevented from buying wine I want but certainly don’t need. OTOH, it’s three bottles of a great premier cru at half the cost of Fu’s $200 price tag. You probably dodged a bullet; I wouldn't trust them with Burgundy. If the p...
by David_K
August 14th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: South African Cabs really a contender?
Replies: 39
Views: 1507

Re: South African Cabs really a contender?

Many good wines. But it's very hard to find the best stuff here in the States.
by David_K
August 11th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 21902

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

ybarselah wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 9:46 am
No lot indication but you can easily see the original label underneath !
Ah yes, the famous Benetiere butcher cover!
by David_K
August 9th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2014 & 2015 Carl Loewen - Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: TNs: 2014 & 2015 Carl Loewen - Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 3:30 pm
No. The von Schubert vineyard is in the Ruwer. This one is in the Mosel proper.
It is also a monopole belonging to von Schubert.
by David_K
August 8th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27593

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

But my (admittedly cynical) interpretation is that the settlement amount is the indicator that Rhys had little leverage, and was pretty much forced to accept the terms. Maybe "easy to roll" would be a good description... If it's true that Rhys had little leverage, that *supports* the view that thei...
by David_K
August 8th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27593

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Hi Folks, I would anticipate that the information will come out in due course and then everyone can decide for themselves- I am not free to divulge it at the present time. But, the two articles that I read that reported on this issue were both quite one-sided and it is my understanding that both au...
by David_K
August 8th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27593

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Hi Robert, On the face, your reading of the situation is certainly plausible. When all the facts come out, you will see that the first clause of your next to last sentence is closer to the truth, and there was nothing willfully done to ignore or circumvent anything. Maybe some day I will write a bo...
by David_K
August 7th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Rhys Hillsides

How do these compare to the Mudslides? newhere
by David_K
July 27th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 114
Views: 8858

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Anyone tried Foillard's Cuvee Corcelette yet? I'm still waiting on mine to arrive.
by David_K
July 26th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 131
Views: 7600

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Marcu$ Stanley wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 10:48 am
Is $200 a bottle supposed to be cheap?

Tons of excellent Burgundy under $200, wake me when we're talking under $100...
This thread is the wine version of Mitt Romney's $10,000 bet.
by David_K
July 26th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 52
Views: 3266

Re: Wines of Etna

Love Etnan wines. Obviously Terre Nere for lighter style. The contratas age well. I've had a couple with 10+ years. Passopisciaro wines are nice as well, including all the contratas, which are all very different. The Passopisciaro bianco is a bit unusual because its 100% Chardonnay. Some smaller wi...
by David_K
July 24th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 131
Views: 7600

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

I admit I had a chuckle at the line of "shooting way past their price point of $170-200," spoken as if it's a daily drinker. I guess it is for you.
by David_K
July 22nd, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 9968

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

And in the end, he appears to have had the last laugh - there really was no point to buying wines that needed a long time to come around. Seriously, I will miss his posts.
by David_K
July 17th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 2347

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

I'm going to do 23andme to establish a relation to Maureen. Even if distant, oughta be at least worth a village wine or two.

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