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by David_K
October 20th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 58
Views: 2366

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: 1199

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: 1199

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: 3054

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: 20
Views: 2732

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: 82
Views: 3317

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.
[winner.gif]
by David_K
October 4th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 82
Views: 3317

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: 82
Views: 3317

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: 147
Views: 5986

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: 482

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: 147
Views: 5986

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: 410
Views: 20162

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: 2885

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: 2496

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: 1198

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: 4810

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: FT: R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rosé Gran Reserva 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 222

FT: R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rosé Gran Reserva 2008

I have one bottle of the 2008 Rosado. Looking to trade for one bottle of Heredia red gran reserva, any vintage, any vineyard (Tondonia or Bosconia). LMK if interested. Thanks.
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: 723

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: 339
Views: 16082

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: 2290

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: 339
Views: 16082

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: 232

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: 1742

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: 1470

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: 339
Views: 16082

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: 274

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: 27197

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: 27197

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: 27197

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: 5760

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: 104
Views: 8002

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: 130
Views: 6960

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: 3167

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: 130
Views: 6960

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: 9815

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: 2328

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: 2656

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: 37
Views: 4286

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: 2656

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: 104
Views: 8002

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: 2690

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: 104
Views: 8002

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: 1901

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: 1901

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: 1901

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: 795

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: 2338

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...

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