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by David_K
July 17th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 1947

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.
by David_K
July 16th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique
Replies: 73
Views: 2156

Re: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique

Jayson Cohen wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Benetiere
Except I heard he quit making Cote-Rotie, and now makes only Vin de France. [snort.gif]
by David_K
July 16th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 36
Views: 2500

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

Outside of a handful of cult domaines, I have the sense as a consumer - just from what I see around - that a lot of high-quality stuff does not sell through.
by David_K
July 11th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique
Replies: 73
Views: 2156

Re: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique

Just to chime in here, I get what people are saying but Cote-Rotie is by definition a high-end wine and it's not unreasonable to hope for a great showing, even from an "entry-level" cuvee. I don't get the sense he was expecting a religious experience.
by David_K
July 8th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 66
Views: 5298

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Ian Fitzsimmons wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 3:56 pm
What kind of pup is that, David, if you don't mind me asking?
Good question - wish I knew! [snort.gif]

She's a mut. Probably some lab, hound, and who knows what else...
by David_K
July 8th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2423

Re: Auction Finds

I think you will find there are few people interested in doing this, as it just highlights lots they may be interested in, potentially increasing competition. Most rational actors want their watched lots to slip under the radar.
by David_K
July 8th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 66
Views: 5298

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Hank Victor wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 9:07 am
2017 Foillard Morgon Cuvee Corcelette was drinking great last week.
Good to hear. I have some of this on order.
by David_K
July 7th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Re: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?

You may be right, John. I'm going to get one of those temp guns and run some tests. At the very least, they look awfully fun!
by David_K
July 6th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Re: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?

Nathan, it's not carpet but a type of rubber flooring. It seems to be easily removable which I'll do. But then underneath THAT is a wooden sub floor. I suspect these two layers may be part of the problem. Under that appears to be concrete. Next I'll get these floors up and test the temps and report ...
by David_K
July 5th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Re: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?

I thought I'd post an update here now that I've moved into the home. Nathan, you were perhaps a little too optimistic. The room is cool, and during the last (hot) week it's been holding a steady ~68-69 degrees. Not terrible, but I'm concerned it's not quite cool enough if it's going to hang out arou...
by David_K
July 1st, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #14
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: TN: 2012 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #14

Sounds awesome. I have a few of the 2012 Auslese #11 that I've been holding off opening because I thought it would be shut down hard. This is making me reconsider.
by David_K
June 26th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2050

Re: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?

It seems as though it may come across as desperate and a race to the bottom. Why would a winery bid against themselves? It would also alienate everyone who wanted the wine but didn't want to play the game. If the economy tanks, then they either need to lower prices or lower production, or as discuss...
by David_K
June 25th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PGC Etzel Block Vertical: 2004, 2005, & 2007-2017 w/ blinds after
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: PGC Etzel Block Vertical: 2004, 2005, & 2007-2017 w/ blinds after

Great event, and thanks so much to Kirk and Jim for organizing and setting it up. I don't have a lot of experience with Oregon Pinot, so this was definitely eye-opening to me. The PGC wines were incredibly consistent and on the whole very youthful. My favorites were the '08, '11, and '12. And the bl...
by David_K
June 21st, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 54
Views: 4114

Re: The wine you don't want

Not an expert on SQN, but if we're talking several cases, in quantity for each bottle, I agree with the auction route listed above. If you have more of a scattershot of various cuvees, you could try WineBid. They have a $2,500 minimum and it wouldn't take that much SQN to reach that. You can request...
by David_K
June 20th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar
Replies: 84
Views: 4881

Re: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar

Cool info. I'm looking at this myself right now actually. So should I leave the floor bare concrete, or is it ok to put some type of flooring? Right now there is a rubber type flooring in there. How much difference does it make?
by David_K
June 19th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick thoughts on the Terry Theise portfolio tasting
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: Quick thoughts on the Terry Theise portfolio tasting

Thanks for your notes. Any thoughts on how 2018 compares with other recent warmish years?
by David_K
June 15th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1704

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

Get the bread pudding.
by David_K
June 5th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1316

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

For whatever it's worth, I opened a '15 Habert tonight and it was terrific, just as good as it was on release. Very lively and fresh; no oxidation. Meanwhile the '14s were nearly a drain pour by this point. Didn't buy any '16s or '17s based on the nosedive the '14s took, but this is giving me the ur...
by David_K
June 4th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 PYCM Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Fretille
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: TN: 2015 PYCM Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Fretille

How does the Sous Fretille compared to the Saint Aubin-based cuvees?
by David_K
June 4th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 3128

There is too much good German Riesling available

So many producers and styles, you can afford the very best, and the next vintage is always around the corner. I keep stockpiling the stuff. I do drink it regularly, but still, not as fast as I can buy it. It's currently at about 20% of the cellar. Has anyone ever looked back and thought they bought ...
by David_K
June 2nd, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 56
Views: 5065

Re: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

Outside of the big names, there also is a fair amount of stuff from what most would consider second-tier producers like F. Weins Prum, von Hovel, etc. Not saying they're bad, but they aren't JJ, Egon, or Haag and the like. What will be the interest level in these wines? And qualitatively I wonder ho...
by David_K
May 30th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4189

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

What would this bring at auction? More than $900 I assume, even with a low fill?
by David_K
May 29th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations from retailers
Replies: 19
Views: 1933

Re: Allocations from retailers

Either be a whale, or else hunt and peck like the rest of us. Besides, if you have to buy a raft of wines you don't want in order to get access to the wine you do, are you really coming out ahead versus buying *only* the wine you want at an inflated price? I am not a whale, but rather a consistent,...
by David_K
May 29th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 37
Views: 3130

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

Cool. Another $200 Napa cab is just what the world needed.
by David_K
May 29th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations from retailers
Replies: 19
Views: 1933

Re: Allocations from retailers

Either be a whale, or else hunt and peck like the rest of us.

Besides, if you have to buy a raft of wines you don't want in order to get access to the wine you do, are you really coming out ahead versus buying *only* the wine you want at an inflated price?
by David_K
May 28th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 days in Southern Rhone
Replies: 12
Views: 1073

Re: 4 days in Southern Rhone

Would definitely try to make an appointment at Beaucastel - they were super nice and informative at our group tour and opened a bunch of great stuff (including VV Roussanne and 1989 rouge out of magnum). And I'm a nobody. Still can't figure out why they treated us so well but won't soon forget it!
by David_K
May 26th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Biodynamic taste better?
Replies: 81
Views: 3129

Re: Does Biodynamic taste better?

Moral superiority can taste awfully good to some.
by David_K
May 20th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 50
Views: 3061

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

Scott E. wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 8:58 am
Bedrock Hudson Syrah
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by David_K
May 18th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3804

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I also can't imagine not using CT to keep track of my cellar. Then again, I also have zero unread emails in my inbox, so it may be a personality thing. :)
by David_K
May 8th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: An unimportant tasting of 2016 Bordeaux
Replies: 45
Views: 2109

Re: TN: An unimportant tasting of 2016 Bordeaux

Agree they are showing well right now. What struck me at the big tasting I went to a couple months' back is the overall consistency up and down the hierarchy. While I think the best '15s probably are on a par with the best '16s, '16 seems more consistent across the board.
by David_K
May 7th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”
Replies: 33
Views: 1083

Re: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”

Nothing spoofy about '15 IMO. I thought it was just as good as the '14.
by David_K
May 3rd, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3825

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Yes, the Chidaine '14s went to hell *really* fast. A shame because they were amazing on release.
by David_K
May 3rd, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Technical data for wine. Tell the whole story.
Replies: 25
Views: 892

Re: Technical data for wine. Tell the whole story.

While technical data can be interesting, by and large I can't see myself basing purchasing decisions based on it.
by David_K
May 2nd, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports
Replies: 23
Views: 1435

Re: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/industrynews/wineindustry/9556660-181/jackson-family-wines-ceo-calls “If we were to continue selling wine from other nations, we would be teaching the next generation to drink imported wine," he said. "... There are 125,000 wine SKUs in the U.S. with more imp...
by David_K
May 1st, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Consignors and Auction Houses
Replies: 27
Views: 1463

Re: Best Wine Consignors and Auction Houses

wow. That's impressive. So did you go with them? lol Nope, it made me re-revaluate using them in the future as well. And then I logged into their website and bought 3 more bottles. [rofl.gif] Seriously, that's insane. I've had good experiences with WineBid on small collections of decent but by no m...
by David_K
April 29th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

Re: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

I feel like most of your notes (which are great, btw) have the line, "first bottle from the case." We should all be so lucky! [cheers.gif]
by David_K
April 28th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 33
Views: 1303

Re: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

Agree with the sentiment on the thread that the more limited wines really aren't worth it. I haven't had all of them, but I've had a couple (Bechalin and Haute-Lemble), and while they were good, they were not better than the Val Vilaine.
by David_K
April 28th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Re: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?

Is the finished part to the left where there is a door and is that wall insulated? It should be but I hate assuming. Is the right wall the exterior wall? From the picture I’m not sure. But if you have one exterior wall and the floor as heat sinks you should be fine. I have a set up that is similar ...
by David_K
April 28th, 2019, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Re: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?

Thanks all! Greg -- not sure what the pipes are for. Good point re: condensation etc.

Glad to hear this may have some promise. Now just need to wait until summer to see how the temperature is in there.
by David_K
April 27th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Re: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?

Nathan - all good points. What about passive racking, w/o temp and humidity control? I will find out for sure in a few months, but I have a feeling it stays pretty cool down there.
by David_K
April 27th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?

So we are in the process of moving and just bought a house. While I'd love a home cellar, homes are small and scarce around here so that couldn't be a primary consideration. The house we bought has a finished basement with a few unfinished areas off of it. One is the boiler room, so that's out. The ...
by David_K
April 19th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4503

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Neal.Mollen wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 11:26 am
saying the OW crowd is snobbier than the NW crowd is not saying all members of the OW crowd are snobby nor does it mean that all in the NW crowd are not snobby. It baffles me that folks refuse to accept this.
some of them, I assume, are good people
There are very fine people on both sides
by David_K
April 18th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 55
Views: 2765

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

For what it's worth, here is what Mosel Fine Wines had to say about 2015 vis a vis 2010: The combination of clean ripe fruit and high acidity makes for some comparisons with such great vintages as 2012, 2009, 1990 and 1975. This upfront fruitiness boosted by great acidity makes for parallels with so...
by David_K
April 18th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 55
Views: 2765

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

That's surprising, Alan. Both '10 and '15 are vintages of high ripeness and high acidity, though I think '10 is higher in both. I find '15 to be much more consistent and balanced.
by David_K
April 18th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 55
Views: 2765

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

You misinterpret...I may prefer vintages like '01, '12, etc., but even more I love surfing the variations that vintages give, high acid or low acid. Every vintage has wines that find a balance point. It would be boring if they were all the same, or even all similar. Yep. And nobody needs another 20...
by David_K
April 17th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4503

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Because new world drinkers are not the brightest bunch, and have literacy issues. It is difficult to criticize old world wines when you're limited to grunting and mashing the keyboard. Also, they can't read the labels.
by David_K
April 17th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: .
Replies: 0
Views: 480

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by David_K
April 15th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 55
Views: 2765

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

Haven't tasted yet. Still a couple of months out. Acid seems to be the great divider these days. Some folks want to have battery cables attached to their glass. I want the acid to be in balance with the rest of the wine. We'll see where these stand in time. Agree with you. I used to think if acidit...

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