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by Matthew King
December 9th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An Evening With Several Arnoux Suchots
Replies: 5
Views: 532

An Evening With Several Arnoux Suchots

Some tastings are like trips to the racetrack. Favorites run to form. There are few surprises or upsets. That’s not always a great scenario for gamblers betting on longshots. But when it comes to thoroughbred Burgundy it’s perfectly fine for the chalk to come in. When the wines shine, the vintage an...
by Matthew King
November 30th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falanghina Fan Club
Replies: 16
Views: 819

Re: Falanghina Fan Club

My wife loves the wine.

I love saying the name.
by Matthew King
November 22nd, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating
Replies: 42
Views: 2304

Re: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating

PaulMills wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 10:09 am
I am reporting this post for sexual content.
Breasts are not exclusively sexual objects ...
by Matthew King
November 13th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4106

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

No, not because I have more than enough to last me until I die, and not because I’m so old that I will die before any new-release stuff I would buy will be fully mature. Rather, it’s just that Garagiste and Fass shipments arrived on the same day and I had to carry seven cases of wine in from the ca...
by Matthew King
November 9th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Fattoria Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: TN: 1999 Fattoria Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino

“Old church pew”

Good one!
by Matthew King
November 8th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2754

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Best thread all season
Todd, as the OP, you can’t decide this, bro.

It’s like claiming a one-foot wave or declaring yourself “woke.”

It’s just not done ...
by Matthew King
November 6th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan
Replies: 51
Views: 5014

Re: N.Y. Times article on " the rising star sommelier" - Anthony Cailan

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 7:48 pm
TLDR

Honestly I saw this guy at domaine LA a couple years ago and he was talking to some west side basic about rose in a can, I had no idea he was even a somm.
Ah, these young kids today. Can't even be bothered to read something longer than a tweet ... [wink.gif]
by Matthew King
November 6th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Ceritas and Matthiasson w/ some age
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: TNs: Ceritas and Matthiasson w/ some age

I guess I like Matthiasson Merlot and Ridge Lytton a lot more than you do. Pretty insulting backhanded compliment. Why is it insulting? I wouldn't take it personally ... They both are very well-made wines that appeal to many people with very good taste (including you!), just not me at this point of...
by Matthew King
November 6th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Ceritas and Matthiasson w/ some age
Replies: 5
Views: 588

TNs: Ceritas and Matthiasson w/ some age

Decided to stretch some atrophying wine muscles with two lower-alcohol wines from California this week. 2013 Ceritas Pinot Noir Hellenthal Vineyard Old Shop Block I’m a big fan of Ceritas’ white wines for their chiseled restraint but I’ve always been a bit underwhelmed by the pinots for some reason....
by Matthew King
November 5th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2868

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

FWIW: Given house style, I enjoy the wines in less solar years. Tones down the burliness and extraction. Here’s my note from recent 01 Bonnes Mares: About the most transparent Vogue or Bonnes Mares wine I have ever had. Fabulous nose of crushed raspberry and soil. Super elegant but structured in a s...
by Matthew King
November 1st, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews
Replies: 83
Views: 5547

Re: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews

Katz’s >>> Luger’s I still love Katz’s. Best part of Luger’s has always been the bacon. You don't feel ripped off at Katz's, even if the pastrami isn't first class. It's still real -- glaring fluorescent lights and all. My only complaint the last time I was there, a year or so ago, was that it was ...
by Matthew King
October 28th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3551

Re: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore

Zin is now one of the few CA varietals that I drink regularly. I’ve become an insufferable French wine snob so most CA versions of Pinot, Chard, Syrah and Cab are just too rich for me — speaking generally. But I do like leaner Zins because no one else in the world makes them. Not counting Primitivo ...
by Matthew King
October 24th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2 village Burgs -- 17 Dujac and 15 Carillon
Replies: 0
Views: 329

TNs: 2 village Burgs -- 17 Dujac and 15 Carillon

2017 Domaine Dujac Chambolle-Musigny I like Dujac wines. They are like hermaphrodites to me. I know that sounds strange, so let me explain. They seem equipoised between masculine and feminine. There’s a yin-yang symmetry to them. Sturdy, sappy elements are balanced by delicate, spicy notes. They ca...
by Matthew King
October 23rd, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which grand cru
Replies: 16
Views: 1793

Re: Which grand cru

Lambrays in sweet spot. Had it earlier this year. Red fruited and airy ...
by Matthew King
October 23rd, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Few Recent Tastes I
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: TN: A Few Recent Tastes I

Dude, if those are not the detailed tasting notes I’d love to see the encyclopediac versions! I also love to see your catholic taste in wines ... trip around the world. It takes a lot of effort to record and write up your impressions. It’s appreciated. And as an Angerville nut, I’m always slightly l...
by Matthew King
October 21st, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upright or on its side: A Theory
Replies: 56
Views: 2416

Re: Upright or on its side: A Theory

For the chemists out there: is it likely that avoiding wine/cork contact reduces tca contamination? I read somewhere that we can sense just a few ppb of TCA, so my intuition is that if a cork is bad the bottle has had it Very true. I learned years ago that it's OK to cut into a steak on the grill t...
by Matthew King
October 21st, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upright or on its side: A Theory
Replies: 56
Views: 2416

Re: Upright or on its side: A Theory

I've loved reading about that in cooking. For example, it turns out that most of the cooking truisms about steak are incorrect, and a lot of people have wasted a lot of effort fretting about doing and avoiding certain things when it really was never necessary. Very true. I learned years ago that it...
by Matthew King
October 20th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One Too Many
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: One Too Many

Nice brace of wines.

Is the Balthazar open and giving at this stage of its brooding, brutish life, given the vintage? We may have to check in ...

I also assume you had one too many cleansing ales as well! [truce.gif]
by Matthew King
October 19th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German AP Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: German AP Numbers

From Mosel Fine Wines website: The AP number is the number given by public authorities to each wine submitted for commercialization. In the example here above, the numbers represent the following: 2 = code for the testing station (2 stands here for Wittlich). 596 = code for the village of the produc...
by Matthew King
October 18th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6438

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

The well-known mantra “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is constructed in hierarchical order. But as Chris notes far too often we embrace the latter two practices in vain attempt to absolve our sins of overconsumption. Rather than debating whether styrofoam can be reused or recycled we should be thinking ...
by Matthew King
October 1st, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot Clos Saint Denis 1996
Replies: 53
Views: 3022

Re: Jadot Clos Saint Denis 1996

If it's any value, we had the 06 CSJ and 06 Pouget last night as well, and I did not find either ready for business at all. Good wines, both, but they seemed to have more coiled black fruit and earth than I would have expected. I have found this dark fruit, earth character, and grumpy character in ...
by Matthew King
September 26th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Grouse Combination
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: A Grouse Combination

That pairing, that location, this time of year sounds like heaven!

I have a few 93 d’Angerville Fremiets, so your note is very encouraging. I just love the subtlety and red-fruited transparency of the house style. “Calm” is a very apt descriptor.
by Matthew King
September 26th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with buying a magnum of Burgundy near Beaune
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Help with buying a magnum of Burgundy near Beaune

From my report on a Burgundy trip a few years back: Mon Millesime carries the latest vintages from some of the best producers. Prices are fair. But the real action is downstairs in their cellar area. There are no steals to be found, but it’s an amazing collection of wines they have sourced from loca...
by Matthew King
September 26th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3446

Re: Delta Skyclub

I love you guys. This thread is hilarious. Exhibit A when we are tried in the court of public opinion for our punctilious, nerdy and insufferable hobby/obsession!

[cheers.gif] champagne.gif
by Matthew King
September 23rd, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Dom Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet "Clos de la Mouchere"
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: TN: 2010 Dom Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet "Clos de la Mouchere"

[swearing.gif] Had a 2012 Mouchere last week that was corked put not pox’d...
by Matthew King
September 19th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

c fu wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 8:27 am
Matthew King wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 8:25 am
We had the 09 last week. I feared pox or vintage flabbiness. But neither appeared. Delightfully floral, but chiseled.
hate
Hate is such a strong word, Charlie. neener

Birds who don’t fly the coop get the late worms!
by Matthew King
September 19th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

We had the 09 last week. I feared pox or vintage flabbiness. But neither appeared. Delightfully floral, but chiseled.
by Matthew King
September 17th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)
Replies: 33
Views: 1747

Re: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)

If you'd watched my posts closely over the years, you'd have realized that there were more smilies behind the curtain. [haha.gif] [beee.gif] [beg.gif] [suicide.gif] Not picking on you John but I hate that suicide simile. I wish Todd or mods would remove it. My family has been shattered by gun-relat...
by Matthew King
September 17th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)
Replies: 33
Views: 1747

Re: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)

If you'd watched my posts closely over the years, you'd have realized that there were more smilies behind the curtain. [haha.gif] [beee.gif] [beg.gif] [suicide.gif] Not picking on you John but I hate that suicide simile. I wish Todd or mods would remove it. My family has been shattered by gun-relat...
by Matthew King
September 15th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)
Replies: 33
Views: 1243

Re: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)

Thanks for the detailed notes, Otto. I know how long these types of post take! One question for you. And I know it's a broad one. What are the Georgian people like? Outgoing or quiet? Curious about outsiders or guarded? It may be impossible question to answer. But there are cultural differences betw...
by Matthew King
September 14th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?
Replies: 22
Views: 1247

Re: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?

Le Cellier Volnaysien if you want a bigger lunch with excellent wine and are willing to drive to Volnay. La Dilettante in Beaune if you want a lighter lunch with excellent wine. This is a small bar with an excellent owner named Lolo (used to own Caves Madeleine) Brasserie Le Belena in Beaune is you...
by Matthew King
September 13th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2348

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

Her Syrah from Santa Cruz Mountains in 90s remains my favorite expression of the grape in CA to date ...
by Matthew King
September 10th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3718

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

This gives contact information for growers and merchants and tells who speaks English. Don't expect to see DRC listed here. https://www.bourgogne-wines.com/our-expertise/passionate-men-and-women/the-producers-behind-the-reputation-of-the-wines-of-bourgogne,2507,9363.html If you make an appointment ...
by Matthew King
September 4th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3743

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Anyone had lesser 01 grand crus lately?

Not sure what your definition of lesser Grand Cru is ... but I have really enjoyed 01 Lambrays in past year.

On 01 top end, Gibourg Clos de Vougeot, Dujac CSD and Rousseau Clos de la Roche have been outstanding. My preference in that order ...
by Matthew King
August 23rd, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1402

Re: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM

Did you just rag on Littorai? neener Not really. I have Littorai in my cellar and enjoy them with age, esp the Anderson Valley bottlings. Fourrier would be an ideal gateway wine into the minefields of Burgundy for someone that likes quality CA pinot from producers like Littorai, Rochioli, WS, et al.
by Matthew King
August 22nd, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1402

Re: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 11:00 am
And pricey?
No
Claus, I’m paying US prices. I’m not saying it’s not a nice glass of wine, but for $40 I can spend my money better in Chablis, which fits this wine’s flavor profile.

Different strokes. I know this bottling has been getting a lot of love by perceptive tasters on this board.
by Matthew King
August 22nd, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1402

TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM

Last night's wines: 2015 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne A bit concerning on first PnP sip. A little Californication going on, with a somewhat candied feel – like a Littorai. Noticeable oak. Uh-oh has Fourrier crept toward the dark side? Confirmation bias creeping in? But with some ...
by Matthew King
August 9th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27633

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 3:26 am
GregT wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 12:35 am
Mark Y wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 9:41 pm
This thread has probably run its course.
Of course! [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
It’s discharging a lot of sentiment. ;)
I’m am tired of all the stream of consciousness...
by Matthew King
August 8th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27633

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

now feel unequivocally that one day the entire story will come out about this vineyard development project and its violations and Rhys will appear in a dramatically different light. it is pretty hard to find "wetlands" at an elevation of 2000 feet on a property that tops out at 2100 feet above sea ...
by Matthew King
August 4th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7190

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Alcohol is and ever was a poison ... too much of it is not good for the health - period. Help: 1. drink a lot of water in between your sips of wine - A LOT ! 2. learn to spit ... it´s almost no loss of taste and pleasure (almost), but will minimize the alc consumed 3. drink less wine generally I do...
by Matthew King
August 3rd, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27633

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

Here's the press release: https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Rhys.pdf The various articles seem to shade things a little differently. But in law, there are always questions of knowledge and intent, which determine the severity of the offense. Someone may cause great harm comp...
by Matthew King
July 24th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 131
Views: 7628

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

Charlie -- We enjoyed the '01 together, so you know I'm all-in on these wines when I see them. That said, others I'd put in the same league when it comes to that price point: Barthod Fuees or Cras; Dujac also makes a good MSD 1er cru that is the relative value play in the portfolio. But if I'm hones...
by Matthew King
July 20th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Gouges NSG 1er Cru Les Pruliers
Replies: 16
Views: 924

Re: TN: 2002 Gouges NSG 1er Cru Les Pruliers

Thx Doug. Encouraging note. I have a 96 Pruliers I am terrified of opening. [wink.gif]
by Matthew King
July 15th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 32
Views: 2078

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

Can I offer a contrarian opinion? Yes, they hold up, but for me the beauty of Tempier (and why I pay the tariff) is the fireworks of floral, spicy fruit when they're young. There's sometimes more or less of that, depending on vintage, but it all disappears after a year or so (in my experience, afte...
by Matthew King
July 11th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles
Replies: 16
Views: 1559

Re: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles

Thanks for info, Alan. I guess it makes sense. If you served me this blind, I'd be hard pressed to identify it as N. Rhone I bet ...
by Matthew King
July 11th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles
Replies: 16
Views: 1559

2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles

2016 Guillaume Gilles Cornas Nouvelle R Les Rieux I'm hard to please when it comes to Cornas. Some bottles are just too traditional -- rustic, a tad hard, and too much barnyard. Others are too modern -- glossy, a tad ripe and a bit indistinct. Gilles is usually a sweet spot producer for me. But thi...
by Matthew King
July 8th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2702

Re: Auction Finds

Maybe he’s the seller .... [wink.gif]
by Matthew King
July 6th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3707

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

A few years ago, I scored a great deal on two bottles of 1990 Cos at a charity blind auction in NYC...and then left them in the cab... The hurt hasn’t dulled with time. I hear ya. Years ago I bought a bottle of 2002 Lafite at Costco. Forgot to take it out of the trunk overnight, and someone stole i...
by Matthew King
July 3rd, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7190

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

My concierge physician happens to be in our wine group. All of us are over 50, athletes, and all work too hard, push too hard . For himself, and us, he’s been doing a lot of research on this subject, and has outlined some pretty basic tenets to balance these things. His central point is that deep, ...

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