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by Matthew King
July 4th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques

I too love opening up early bottles of Rousseau. So generous. That texture!

Never mind. I love opening any bottle of Rousseau at any time of its life span.
by Matthew King
July 3rd, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 58
Views: 1108

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Max K wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 10:22 am
Christian Moreau
Moreau-Naudet
Antoine Jobard
Duroché
Domaine Leflaive
Humbert Frères
Trapet
Ghislaine Barthod
Louis Boillot
Harmand-Geoffrey
The now defunct Domaine David Clark?
Barthod has made a Bourgogne Blanc in the past
by Matthew King
July 3rd, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 58
Views: 1108

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 5:59 am
I move to ban William from this thread.
I know! Total buzzkill. [truce.gif]

I’m gonna stump him though. How about Cecile Tremblay?
by Matthew King
July 2nd, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 58
Views: 1108

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Greg K wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:47 pm
Has Rousseau made a white? I don’t recall one.
They make some oddball Bourgogne Blanc I believe out of Chardonnay, Aligoté and Pinot Blanc I believe ...not widely available obviously

https://winehog.org/the-other-mysteriou ... eau-24214/
by Matthew King
June 30th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In conversation: Sonoma Coast pioneers Ted Lemon and David Hirsch
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: In conversation: Ted Lemon and David Hirsch

Thanks for posting, Matthew, Interesting conversation. Back in the day I tried some Hirsch: the 2010 San Andreas Fault, if I recall. I wasn't wowed by it and at the price point at that time was hoping to be. Solid wine, but a little foursquare and heavy on the palate. But maybe I opened to soon? (D...
by Matthew King
June 30th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In conversation: Sonoma Coast pioneers Ted Lemon and David Hirsch
Replies: 3
Views: 230

In conversation: Sonoma Coast pioneers Ted Lemon and David Hirsch

A lot of shrewd winemakers are brand-building and keeping consumers engaged by hosting Zoom talks during the pandemic. Here's a recap of a recent one I attended. David Hirsch's vineyard on the Sonoma Coast provides the grapes for my favorite pinots in CA. The wines are velvety, spicy and on the masc...
by Matthew King
June 29th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Trailside Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: TN: 1991 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Trailside Vineyard

The story behind the wine is often as important as what’s in the glass. Real friendship and warm memories sustain us.
by Matthew King
June 23rd, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1561

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

Is this a good sleeper vintage to buy for consumption today, provided you know your targets? If you like Burgundy on the riper side, it could be. Even good producers made wines that are.......not subtle. We had a 2003 Rousseau Mazy in February and while it was a good wine, it was definitely a big, ...
by Matthew King
June 22nd, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1561

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

I had a Jadot CM Fuees last week that was delicious ... if you like Sonoma Coast pinot!

I was shocked at how young the wine presented. No terroir at all so a real mind-blower when revealed after blind tasting.
by Matthew King
June 21st, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 2962

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

I had rodents chew through foil capsules in a former home.

Not the most appetizing look when you serve the bottles months/years later.
by Matthew King
June 20th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking much 2005 red Burgundy?
Replies: 32
Views: 1366

Re: Drinking much 2005 red Burgundy?

A.Gillette wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 6:40 pm
You can drink the village wines now. Vogue/Mugnier chambolle both showing incredibly well.
A
Mugnier Marechale this week was also good to go.
by Matthew King
June 20th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhône white wines
Replies: 36
Views: 1141

Re: Rhône white wines

I think these wines are an acquired taste, especially aged bottles. When I do get itch for these types of wines I do like Jamet’s CDR Blanc. It has great weight, floral aromatics and juicy white peach fruit without the squishy/muskmelon/lanolin notes I often get from other Rhône whites. I drink it y...
by Matthew King
June 19th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Coquard Loison Fleurot Clos Vougeot
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: TN: 2015 Coquard Loison Fleurot Clos Vougeot

Nice next gen QPR producer. Easy to like, upfront wines.

I’ve read he’s best buds with Sebastien Cathiard, so hopefully they’re exchanging trade secrets.
by Matthew King
June 18th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Pretty Handy Lunch
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: A Pretty Handy Lunch

Nice clutch of wines. But I can see you’re eating alone again! [wink.gif]
by Matthew King
June 16th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18919

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Matthew - the original poster - you made your choice. What do you hope to gain with this thread? People have their reasons for not buying specific wines, but for some reason, this thread feels a bit "dirty" to me. And yes, I am in the business. And yes, I work hard to maintain integrity. But someth...
by Matthew King
June 16th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18919

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

An individual not buying a wine on the secondary market is hardly a boycott. Heck, not buying a wine in the primary market is hardly a boycott. Organizing a larger group to not buy is what gets you going on a boycott. The OP is just saving a little money, and trying to pat himself on the back about...
by Matthew King
June 16th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18919

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 11:50 am
de Montille

Wasnt it Hubert who made the comments?
You are correct. Fixed. Thx
by Matthew King
June 16th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18919

Ever boycott a winery?

Honest question: Have you ever boycotted a winery you once supported because of their business practices or politics? I ask because today I emptied my shopping cart after nearly buying some back-vintage Rhys Skyline Syrah. I think the wine is one of the best CA Syrahs out there and they won’t be mak...
by Matthew King
June 14th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Tasting TNs -- Quality Red Burgs
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Zoom Tasting TNs -- Quality Red Burgs

c fu wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Good time. Thanks for that rousseau ruchottes. One of the best 08s I’ve had in awhile.
As much as it pains me to do it, I have to acknowledge that Mr Fu once again showed his discerning palate by calling the village and year on the Jouan and getting close on the Ech.
by Matthew King
June 14th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2030

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

San Sebastián area ... the food, the surf, the lifestyle
by Matthew King
June 14th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Tasting TNs -- Quality Red Burgs
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Zoom Tasting TNs -- Quality Red Burgs

Our Covid/Zoom group held a superb Burg tasting Friday night. I didn’t take detailed notes as I hadn’t planned on writing up the event, so these are from (somewhat fuzzy) memory. We tasted our six samples blind, but we knew who provided the bottle. It’s fun to separate your impressions of what’s sit...
by Matthew King
June 12th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 104
Views: 4755

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

In the leaner style I prefer: Ceritas and Stony Hill.
by Matthew King
June 11th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 04 Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: TN: 04 Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre

I’ve got one bottle left 😩

(Groan. Humble brag, I know. But this really is a damn tasty version.)
by Matthew King
June 10th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Hubert Lamy profile
Replies: 28
Views: 869

Re: Domaine Hubert Lamy profile

Chris Seiber wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 8:57 am
Matthew King wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Chris Seiber wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Excellent wines. Someone once told me he’s the PYCM of the St Aubin. Reasonable comparison.
Actually PYCM is the PYCM of St. Aubin! [snort.gif]
Matthew King is the Matthew King of Wine Berserkers.

[cheers.gif]
Just teasing you dude! Love the Lamy wines ...
by Matthew King
June 10th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14398

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!

Charlie, you should contact the NAACP direct. I'd imagine they don't get a 60k donation every day. I'd love to hear/read what they have to say. I'm sure they are grateful, I wouldn't waste their time trying to pat ourselves on the back... Todd has texted Lettie about thirteen times. I bet he didn’t...
by Matthew King
June 10th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite lower alcohol wines
Replies: 33
Views: 841

Re: Favorite lower alcohol wines

Ceritas
by Matthew King
June 9th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Hubert Lamy profile
Replies: 28
Views: 869

Re: Domaine Hubert Lamy profile

Chris Seiber wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Excellent wines. Someone once told me he’s the PYCM of the St Aubin. Reasonable comparison.
Actually PYCM is the PYCM of St. Aubin! [snort.gif]
by Matthew King
June 8th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 14 G. Noellat; 15 Cathiard
Replies: 1
Views: 324

TNs: 14 G. Noellat; 15 Cathiard

I had these wines back-to-back last week. Different vintages, different producers, different villages – but I sensed a through-line. These Next Gen vignerons both make wines with beautiful clarity and supple mouthfeel. I love the texture of these wines. There’s something polished about them without ...
by Matthew King
June 7th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne
Replies: 18
Views: 1554

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 11:37 pm
Even the quinella didn't pay much!
Dude, you are the king of "chalk" wines.
by Matthew King
June 5th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14398

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund -JUST ADDED ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN (Currently at $40,60 in donati

From late Wednesday afternoon (my time) until Friday mid-day, and we've raised over $40k for a really good cause? Take a bow, WB. Seriously good work I vote that we go Jerry Lewis MDA telethon on this collaborative effort ... extend a day if need be. We are gaining steam. I want to see Todd do his ...
by Matthew King
June 4th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Bourgogne
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Bourgogne

I agree that these wines have a certain structure and tautness about them. Still at this level you can enjoy them early. It's not like you are met with wall of tannins and muted aromatics. I enjoyed drinking the 16 out of the gate. Gangly teen and all ...
by Matthew King
May 31st, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most ugly wine labels?
Replies: 19
Views: 1034

Re: Most ugly wine labels?

We've been down this path before.

Arlot debate as well...

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=157416&hilit=ugly+wine+label
by Matthew King
May 30th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos

I too like this idealized Goldilocks vision of Chablis ... Poised between indolence and nervosité

For some reason I’m thinking of Homer Simpson and Ally McBeal being the goalposts! [cheers.gif]
by Matthew King
May 29th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recovering from Covid-19, and rediscovering wine
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Recovering from Covid-19, and rediscovering wine

Victor: I’m surprised you didn’t tut-tut the good doctor’s decision to travel and quarantine away from Manhattan during the Covid crisis! [wink.gif]
by Matthew King
May 25th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Marquis de Angerville Volnay 1er Champans
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: TN: 2007 Marquis de Angerville Volnay 1er Champans

Volnay killed it in 07.
D’Angerville killed it in Volnay!
by Matthew King
May 24th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4100

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

A few thoughts: “Dessert” wines with dessert are usually too much. The Sauternes is dessert at my table. Dessert wines don’t have to wait for dessert to be opened. Try a non-apricoty non-fruit bomb as an aperitif or to pair with roast chicken or with certain curries. Sounds counterintuitive but it o...
by Matthew King
May 18th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mission in the Rain
Replies: 7
Views: 675

TN: Mission in the Rain

2018 Sabelli-Frisch Mission La Malinche A little backstory: Adam Frisch, an L.A.-based winemaker and WB board member, hand delivered this bottle to my home in Santa Monica a few weeks ago. He graciously offered it to me after reading a note I posted about my underwhelming impressions of a Sandlands...
by Matthew King
May 12th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with music
Replies: 32
Views: 915

Re: Wine pairing with music

Far-out Coltrane is great to accompany wine from other artists looking to expand boundaries — no dosage farmer fizz etc.
by Matthew King
May 11th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

You are right bro. I have a few of these. Horse of a wine!
by Matthew King
May 11th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging NV Champagne
Replies: 19
Views: 927

Re: Aging NV Champagne

I age Krug NV. Better QPR than most of their vintage wines, IMO. They are tasty on release but take on more complexity as they age.
by Matthew King
May 11th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal

Robert:

Thanks for detailed notes. How would you describe the house style now? Especially in contrast to the father’s somewhat oaky and extracted wines (which I still appreciate, for the record)?
by Matthew King
May 10th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freaking Awesome Village !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2953

Re: Freaking Awesome Village !!

... a great village wine scratches a different itch than an OK Grand Cru. Intriguing thought. Can you expand on this? When you open Grand Cru bottles, it usually comes with some sense of gravity and high hopes. They ideally are opened after several years of aging. They are "special occasion" wines,...
by Matthew King
May 9th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 PYCM Chassagne VV
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: TN: 2016 PYCM Chassagne VV

Dude, I agree.

Here’s my note from last month:

https://bit.ly/2WBMFkQ
by Matthew King
May 9th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fu's blind tasting around the country with a vertical of Levet with French, Henriquez, Alfert, Carnes , Kane
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: TN: Fu's wild ride - a blind tasting around the country with a vertical of Levet with French, Henriquez, Alfert, Car

alan weinberg wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 5:19 pm
lots of Levet-y in this plan. Great execution.
We continue to grhone at your silly puns Alan!
by Matthew King
May 9th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freaking Awesome Village !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2953

Re: Freaking Awesome Village !!

Juicy? It's a brand of sweat pants. LOL an awesome $125 village wine At $125 the question isn’t whether it’s an “awesome village wine” it’s whether it is better than the numerous grand crus you could get for that price (Ok — edited after a glance at Winesearcher — it’s a $100 wine but that is still...
by Matthew King
May 8th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biondi-Santi Riserva vertical
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

Re: Biondi-Santi Riserva vertical

Question for B-S aficionados: The Riserva is roughly 2.5x the price of the Normale BdM. Generally speaking, is the upgrade “worth” the supplemental cost? Is it twice as good? [wink.gif] Wish it weren't so, but yes. Think of it like Vogue Musigny vs. Chambolle 1er Cru. Selection criteria and price r...
by Matthew King
May 8th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding
Replies: 90
Views: 7676

Re: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding

I would say the opposite. The 2017 Zins I bottled last year are rather amazing from Howell Mountain, Calistoga and Dry Creek. I agree with John - yes the vintage was difficult, but most of the '17 Zin I've tasted has exceeded my expectations. '18, however, is a step up. I think the difficulty of a ...
by Matthew King
May 8th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biondi-Santi Riserva vertical
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

Re: Biondi-Santi Riserva vertical

Question for B-S aficionados: The Riserva is roughly 2.5x the price of the Normale BdM. Generally speaking, is the upgrade “worth” the supplemental cost? Is it twice as good? [wink.gif] Huge difference - the Riserva bottlings are special. Biondi-Santi only makes Riservas in outstanding vintages, an...

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