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by David_K
February 15th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Offers are starting to come out on the '17 Foillards. Has anyone tried them yet?
by David_K
February 14th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 74
Views: 2496

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

I gotta say I guess I'm surprised to see as much backlash as this got. I don't think the OP was suggesting that the GIFT was the only important aspect that made the customer service great. I think it is just used as an extra example. I also agree that when something creative and personal like this ...
by David_K
February 12th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 74
Views: 2496

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

I feel like we've had this exact thread before -- squabbles and all -- in 26 prior iterations. Unfortunately, Tom is just as wrong this time as he was all the other times, so I don't have high hopes for version 28.
by David_K
February 11th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1640

Re: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!

Eric, how does the Wine-Searcher plug-in calculate the price? For me it's always off by a few cents. For example -- 2014 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Grosses Gewachs on theWine-Searcher button says $64.50, but it's available at a single retailer for $65.00 even. 2014 Philippe Foreau ...
by David_K
February 11th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 66
Views: 4227

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

And what's weird is that prior to the 2008 release it just sat on the shelves. I bought it and a bunch of our friends bought it but there was very little demand. I remember seeing the 2000 on shelves years ago too. I guess it's kind of a microcosm for how much the wine world has changed in eight ye...
by David_K
February 11th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 66
Views: 4227

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Bdklein wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 7:18 am
PaulMills wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 4:04 am
Lewelling Cabernet.

I’ve seen them at multiple retail stores . Maybe unique to the NY area ?
People tend to overestimate how rare and special their Cali wines are. Fact is, there are almost no U.S. wines that fit the criteria of this thread.
by David_K
February 4th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry January: Lessons Learned
Replies: 51
Views: 2469

Re: Dry January: Lessons Learned

I agree with Justin. Losing five pounds in a month, with no other apparent lifestyle changes, is significant.
by David_K
January 30th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "New World" and "Old World": What do they mean to you?
Replies: 51
Views: 1347

Re: "New World" and "Old World": What do they mean to you?

Still, I think (contrary to David B) that the distinction has a lot of meaning, at least if you have some historical experience. And, on both sides, the people who are doing the converging are typically trying to approximate the indigenous style in the other zone! I agree with John that the distinc...
by David_K
January 30th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Growth Bdx style question
Replies: 33
Views: 1405

Re: First Growth Bdx style question

To give you an idea on the changes in production at Chateau Haut Brion, this chart gives you a vivid illustration of the changes in production numbers over the past decades. 1982 – 21,600 cases 1989 – 17,093 cases 1990 – 18,088 cases 2009 – 11,000 cases 2010 – 8,094 cases Read more at:https://www.t...
by David_K
January 30th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Growth Bdx style question
Replies: 33
Views: 1405

Re: First Growth Bdx style question

Agree that some characteristics of the FGs are less pronounced today than 25 years ago ... I do not agree. In fact, quite the opposite. Today, I find all the First Growths produce better, more unique wines than at any time in their history. But that's just me. YMMV. Jeff, honest question. Is there ...
by David_K
January 28th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?
Replies: 48
Views: 2637

Re: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?

Castellare di Castellina is probably my favorite in this category. Their base Classico is around $20.
by David_K
January 28th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me understand Huet
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: Please help me understand Huet

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 11:14 am
I have a mixed case 1 er trie from 2003 and 2005.
Should I start to open them in 2030 or?
I opened a 2003 Haut Lieu 1er Trie over Christmas and it was drinking well.
by David_K
January 27th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017s from Selbach Oster plus a few 2016s
Replies: 20
Views: 646

Re: TN: 2017s from Selbach Oster plus a few 2016s

Do the acids resemble the '13s? I often found those wines to be quite shrill and unpleasant. I used to think acidity was good and more was always better, but after loading up on '15s I'm not sure I need another high-acid vintage right now. Would love to hear perspectives.
by David_K
January 26th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017s from Selbach Oster plus a few 2016s
Replies: 20
Views: 646

Re: TN: 2017s from Selbach Oster plus a few 2016s

Thanks for your notes, although I have to admit I'm still completely befuddled by your scoring system. :)
by David_K
January 25th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas (Short and Boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: TN: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas (Short and Boring)

I've only had the 1er (the mid-range of the lineup), but I thought it was fantastic.
by David_K
January 24th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 72
Views: 5121

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

I think when talking about the $100-$200+ Cabs you also have to factor in Potential Future Value as some of these wines may be known to increase in value over the years. I think a lot of people are willing to by an expensive wine knowing that they will be either drinking a higher valued wine in the...
by David_K
January 24th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 72
Views: 5121

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

I think when talking about the $100-$200+ Cabs you also have to factor in Potential Future Value as some of these wines may be known to increase in value over the years. I think a lot of people are willing to by an expensive wine knowing that they will be either drinking a higher valued wine in the...
by David_K
January 23rd, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: TN: 2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

I had this a couple months' back and it was very compact and shy. I'm actually starting to wonder if '14 is not all it was cracked up to be. Some of the wines seem to lack stuffing and persistence. I have a bunch of the '15 so maybe we can trade a few bottles and pour them together in the decanter....
by David_K
January 23rd, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: TN: 2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

I had this a couple months' back and it was very compact and shy. I'm actually starting to wonder if '14 is not all it was cracked up to be. Some of the wines seem to lack stuffing and persistence.
by David_K
January 10th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: 2006 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Always good to see notes on these, especially with some age. I have a few of the '13s I'm holding on to. I do think they have the structure and balance for mid-term aging. I tried some older ones at a tasting with Anthony Hamilton Russell a few years back and they aged gracefully. The aged Chardonna...
by David_K
January 9th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bargain Champagne
Replies: 64
Views: 2801

Re: Best Bargain Champagne

For growers, Hebrart is a go-to. Among the big houses, Pol Roger NV impresses -- besting many vintage wines at a recent walk-around. I also like the Le Mesnil co-op. With a little shoe leather, these don't cost much more than the better domestics.
by David_K
January 8th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: how has atrial fibrillation affected your wine activities
Replies: 27
Views: 1750

Re: how has atrial fibrillation affected your wine activities

I don't have AF, but I have been on blood thinners for other heart reasons going on nearly 10 years. It hasn't affected me at all and doesn't appear to have any effect on my readings, and I drink wine regularly. Granted, they tell you not to drink to excess (and some literature on blood thinners say...
by David_K
January 7th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Camus-Bruchon Savigny-Les-Beaune Les Pimentiers VV
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: TN: 2015 Camus-Bruchon Savigny-Les-Beaune Les Pimintieres VV

Thanks for the note. I have a few of the '15 Narbantons. I have never had Camus-Bruchon before but everyone seems to speak highly of them so I look forward to trying.
by David_K
January 7th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston in June: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Estate Etzel Block Vertical & blind gathering
Replies: 22
Views: 582

Re: Boston in June: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Estate Etzel Block Vertical & blind gathering

I'd be interested in joining as well and would get on the waiting list. I don't have any PG in the cellar but I've enjoyed the wines before. I could bring something else interesting to drink.
by David_K
January 7th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's wrong with cherry-picking?
Replies: 95
Views: 3459

Re: What's wrong with cherry-picking?

Thanks for clarifying Joe. I am almost never buying cherries, as you define the term, so this isn't something I have given a great deal of thought to. But I don't think there is anything wrong or blameworthy in the slightest if a consumer sees a deal on the shelves and clears them out. If I saw you...
by David_K
January 3rd, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)

Can't find any info on them. Old & rare. Any experience?

https://blacksmithfinewines.com/
by David_K
January 1st, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Nigl Privat Riesling
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: 2010 Nigl Privat Riesling

As someone who drinks mostly German Riesling and finds a lot of Austrian Riesling too ripe and over the top, is Nigl a producer I should look out for?
by David_K
December 31st, 2018, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1407

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

Vilmart Grand Cellier Rubis 2009
by David_K
December 20th, 2018, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 2749

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

There are so many things wrong with Frank's position that it's hard to keep track, but I'll give it a shot: 1. As discussed ad nauseum, the producer in this scenario is not the party in the best position to make you whole. It's far away, you didn't buy directly from them, and they didn't see anythin...
by David_K
December 19th, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 2749

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

I would recommend going through the retailer - certainly not Facebook. The retailer can get credit from the distributor - the distributor can get it from the winery. Everybody's happy champagne.gif Correct. There could not be a more perfect illustration of why this is the way it works (and should w...
by David_K
December 18th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pichon Comtesse - maybe the best since 1982
Replies: 56
Views: 3718

Re: 2016 Pichon Comtesse - maybe the best since 1982?!

Because their terroir, with all the gravel, is better for Cabernet Sauvignon. https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/bordeaux-wine-producer-profiles/bordeaux/pauillac/pichon-comtesse-de-lalande/ The land with more clay will continue to be cultivated with Merlot. Even with the increased levels of Cabe...
by David_K
December 17th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Keller Pettenthal GG (Auction) - liquid cocaine
Replies: 23
Views: 1180

Re: 2016 Keller Pettenthal GG (Auction) - liquid cocaine

Always fascinating what kind of emotions this wine triggers, totally ecstasy around the table. After drinking Keller Pettenthal recently I had an out of body feeling and a religious experience. 97+/100 All that and 'only 97+'? man, i wanna know what a 99, or 100 pointer from Martin is like!! [new-h...
by David_K
December 16th, 2018, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gérard Boulay Sancerre La Côte
Replies: 1
Views: 91

TN: 2010 Gérard Boulay Sancerre La Côte

2010 Gérard Boulay Sancerre La Côte - France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre (12/16/2018) The first vintage of La Côte. This is a wine that is still so tightly-wound that I can't even imagine it on release. For one, it needs a *lot* of air. Upon first opening, it wasn't showing much on the nos...
by David_K
December 4th, 2018, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 608
Views: 27453

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

So after reading this thread some time ago I signed up and was on the list for about four months and bought - wait for it - nothing. Am I the only one? The business model just didn't work for me. A few reasons: - I found that the prices, while good, were not world-beating on most things. Add in coa...
by David_K
December 4th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 608
Views: 27453

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

So after reading this thread some time ago I signed up and was on the list for about four months and bought - wait for it - nothing. Am I the only one? The business model just didn't work for me. A few reasons: - I found that the prices, while good, were not world-beating on most things. Add in coas...
by David_K
November 30th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!
Replies: 69
Views: 4251

Re: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!

Mark Golodetz wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Depends who is giving the points. Suckling and Perotti Brown have completely stripped their personal brands of any value with these ludicrous scores.
That *is* their brand.
by David_K
November 28th, 2018, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: TN: Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Thanks for the notes. Big fan of the range but aging is still the open question to me on these wines. I opened a 2013 Feudo di Mezzo the other night and I have to say the tannins had overwhelmed the fruit. 2013 is a lighter vintage, but still, I was disappointed with how it showed and I'm not sure t...
by David_K
November 15th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 4853

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

Anyone else worried by the frigid temperatures and impending winter storm hitting the northeast? A bunch of my shipments are coming in the next couple days. It's frigid for November but not really that frigid in the scheme of things. Single digits/teens is when I start to worry but we're well above...
by David_K
November 4th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1971 Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: TN: 1971 Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore

Do you ever get a bad bottle of anything?
by David_K
November 3rd, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2016 CNdP are people buying?
Replies: 24
Views: 1258

Re: What 2016 CNdP are people buying?

How is 2016 supposed to stack up to 2015? Most people say it's better but it's not clear to me why. Richer? More structure? Both? I've read varying reports.
by David_K
November 1st, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Texture in champagne
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: Texture in champagne

Both Krug and Vilmart are oak-aged, which definitely contributes to the texture you're thinking about.
by David_K
November 1st, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Cru Beaujolais; where are they now?
Replies: 114
Views: 5402

Re: '09 Cru Beaujolais; where are they now?

Drank four or five in the last six months, they are showing beautifully but will hold for a decade without any problems. Bottles that have travelled in the USA and seen some warmth show some brett, FYI (downside to using used DRC barrels [wink.gif] ) so hopefully you have kept yours cool. Interesti...
by David_K
October 31st, 2018, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'
Replies: 59
Views: 1297

Re: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'

I still can't tell if you are a troll or are for real.
by David_K
October 30th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 François Chidaine Vouvray Clos Baudoin
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: TN: 2014 François Chidaine Vouvray Clos Baudoin

I popped this tonight, and while it didn't wow me, I can also report that it showed as it should and was not advanced as many of the other Chidaine 14s have been. Still not as good as the '14 Breuil was shortly after release, but it's better than the Breuil has showed lately.
by David_K
October 29th, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?
Replies: 119
Views: 4494

Re: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?

jordan whitehead wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 3:50 pm
only when people post prices 50-100% above wine-searcher
Or, really, the same prices as Wine-Searcher. People need to realize they are not retail stores. Why would I buy from someone here -- no matter how trustworthy -- when it's readily available at retail for the same price?
by David_K
October 24th, 2018, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General thread on putting together 2014 birth year wines.
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: General thread on putting together 2014 birth year wines.

Wow, we're really at the point of buying wine for grand-nephews now? Let's just be honest: these wines are for us.
by David_K
October 22nd, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Assessments of the 2017 Burgundy vintage?
Replies: 18
Views: 1157

Re: Assessments of the 2017 Burgundy vintage?

Sounds like just the kind of white Burgundy vintage we need after the larger-scaled 2015s and 2016s and the sold-through 2014s.
by David_K
October 19th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug vs. Cristal
Replies: 73
Views: 3060

Re: Krug vs. Cristal

Not much experience with Champagne yet, but I am surprised that no one has thrown into the comparison any growers' Champagne. Are they generally considered by the experts here inferior to the cuvees mentioned above or just so different that a comparison does not make sense? I can't find it, but I s...
by David_K
October 19th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY
Replies: 109
Views: 5701

Re: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY

Lots of great Burgundy for sub-$50. You just have to live with not drinking much Cote de Nuits. I also find that aside from the trophy producers and very top wines, you can find most wines for less a few years after release.
by David_K
October 18th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1534

Re: Finding Leitz wines

Sounds good. In NYC, Chambers Street Wines still has some selections, as do other wine shops, like Flatiron Wines & Spirits. Boston, Chicago, and the Bay Area are the other big markets for our wines in the States. Lars, I can attest that the Falkenstein wines are *everywhere* in Boston. I'll admit ...

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