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by Heath Richardson
June 17th, 2016, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Burgundy- 10 year retrospective tasting
Replies: 16
Views: 1223

2006 Burgundy- 10 year retrospective tasting

Great notes Sanjay. 06 seems to be an underrated vintage all around
by Heath Richardson
June 17th, 2016, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: French Laundry wine list recs
Replies: 68
Views: 4452

French Laundry wine list recs

Sounds like there is a linguistic disconnect. Pretension, to me, and I suspect Scott, means an exceptionally lofty self image, a haughty, condescending attitude, where the customer should feel honored to be allowed to dine there instead of a valued guest. "Putting on airs. " This is what it means t...
by Heath Richardson
June 16th, 2016, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 Burgs, 1 Bordeaux, and 1 Bubble
Replies: 3
Views: 802

4 Burgs, 1 Bordeaux, and 1 Bubble

I had the 01 Pavie and it was a great experience. I'm just starting to study and taste the world of Burgundy in depth....thanks for the notes
by Heath Richardson
June 12th, 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France, S. Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Replies: 11
Views: 649

TN: 2005 Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France, S. Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:You should give 'em a try, Arv. They are one of my favorite CdP producers.
I agree totally on that. They are good values in the category. They do a 100% Mourvedre blend "Tintot" I believe....one of the most interesting wines produced in CdP.
by Heath Richardson
June 11th, 2016, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France, S. Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Replies: 11
Views: 649

TN: 2005 Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France, S. Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Last time I had this a few years ago there was just a wall of hard tannins that I found in all the 05's I tasted...I just gave up on them as I didn't think they'd ever resolve themselves. Love this producer though.
by Heath Richardson
June 11th, 2016, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pope declares Wine is a Necessity
Replies: 22
Views: 1189

Pope declares Wine is a Necessity

Anton D wrote:The guy is awesome.

Best Pope in a few hundred years!
Completely agree. We have a great pope....perhaps the greatest [cheers.gif]
by Heath Richardson
June 11th, 2016, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Dominus @ $319 Pre-arrival
Replies: 58
Views: 5285

2013 Dominus @ $319 Pre-arrival

that's insane...PASS
by Heath Richardson
June 10th, 2016, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 red Burgundy blind tasting : a not so surprising winner
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

2006 red Burgundy blind tasting : a not so surprising winner

Great tasting. I have looked at purchasing a Pousse d'or Corton Clos du Roi(an 09 I think) , and may rethink that decision based on your notes.
by Heath Richardson
June 10th, 2016, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Posting A Negative Note on a Board Favorite
Replies: 92
Views: 5298

Posting A Negative Note on a Board Favorite

Younger me - let it fly .... unvarnished truth couched in language to reflect JUST how much I didn't like it.

Older me - ITB , more nuanced ...just as Ian so deftly described. Honest , but careful of the language you use.
by Heath Richardson
June 10th, 2016, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Orin Swift Sold to Gallo
Replies: 30
Views: 2557

Orin Swift Sold to Gallo

PeterH wrote:I'd be shocked if there are more than a tiny few here who care about Orin Swift wines.
This means as much to me as consolidation in the fast food industry.

P Hickner


[rofl.gif] Winning
by Heath Richardson
June 7th, 2016, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Really, Oregon?!
Replies: 50
Views: 3589

Really, Oregon?!

Yeah I think it's across state lines , but really I'm not sure
by Heath Richardson
June 7th, 2016, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012 (& Tavel discussion)
Replies: 40
Views: 1995

TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012 (& Tavel discussion)

Well Markus , there has to be some advantage to being ITB , it sure isn't a 6 figure income. ;-)
by Heath Richardson
June 7th, 2016, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Really, Oregon?!
Replies: 50
Views: 3589

Really, Oregon?!

I'm pretty sure no one can ship spirits. I've talked to multiple stores in different states that can ship wine but they can't ship spirits. I just tried to ship from a store within Florida and they said no can do. Pretty sure this is not an Oregon thing. Yeah I think it may have to do with dry coun...
by Heath Richardson
June 7th, 2016, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012 (& Tavel discussion)
Replies: 40
Views: 1995

TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012 (& Tavel discussion)

I get what you're asking, and the best way to think about it would be as a hypothetical---so imagine a saignee'd wine that was bled off 2 hours into production. The bled off juice would be fairly light in color and wouldn't be terribly tannic, or any of the things that you might think of w/r/t a "s...
by Heath Richardson
June 7th, 2016, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012 (& Tavel discussion)
Replies: 40
Views: 1995

TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012 (& Tavel discussion)

FYI: topic relabeled to reflect what it has become, an interesting discussion on Tavel production! Yeah sorry man. I'll take responsibility for that , but my goal was to express that the reason some rose's age better is probably related to the way they're made. @ Saul - I didn't take anything you s...
by Heath Richardson
June 6th, 2016, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012 (& Tavel discussion)
Replies: 40
Views: 1995

TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012

I actually represent Mordoree here in Texas , but they are new to us so I have no idea what production methods are used. Yes Tavel is 100% rose , so no red can be sold as Tavel....I guess I was wrong but I always assumed they bled off the free run and then blended it back in at some point(after ferm...
by Heath Richardson
June 6th, 2016, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012 (& Tavel discussion)
Replies: 40
Views: 1995

TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012

I love Tempier Rose and generally buy some each year. I would also drink it in the first year or two. In reference to Heath's comment, it is whole cluster pressed from early picked fruit and that's responsible for the fresh watermelon and floral character that Alan mentioned. I also love the Clos C...
by Heath Richardson
June 6th, 2016, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012 (& Tavel discussion)
Replies: 40
Views: 1995

TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012

I love Tempier Rose and generally buy some each year. I would also drink it in the first year or two. In reference to Heath's comment, it is whole cluster pressed from early picked fruit and that's responsible for the fresh watermelon and floral character that Alan mentioned. I also love the Clos C...
by Heath Richardson
June 5th, 2016, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012 (& Tavel discussion)
Replies: 40
Views: 1995

TN: Tempier, Bandol, rose, 2012

May or may not make a difference, depending on your tastes, but that Rose is always best consumed as young as possible. 2012 was actually an exceptional vintage, with tons of floral/watermelon fruit, but that always dissipates after 6-12 months. I never hold on to these long. I try to stay away fro...
by Heath Richardson
June 5th, 2016, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mainly Pinots Dinner with Peter Rosback
Replies: 9
Views: 723

TN: Mainly Pinots Dinner with Peter Rosback

Great detail in the notes Howard. I wonder why the Charmes Chambertin performed so poorly?
by Heath Richardson
June 3rd, 2016, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Insignia
Replies: 21
Views: 1829

2013 Insignia

It's a no brainer pass. Sure it has pedigree, but this has evolved over the years into a more modern, mega ripe style. I am sure its bold and flamboyant as this bottle usually is, but for two bills, I would seek something with more personality and precision. Much smaller production, and price tag t...
by Heath Richardson
June 1st, 2016, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Trump BdB, Chardonnay, Piedmont and Burgundy
Replies: 2
Views: 518

TN: Trump BdB, Chardonnay, Piedmont and Burgundy

great notes. That is quite a lineup
by Heath Richardson
June 1st, 2016, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking window for Barolo?
Replies: 31
Views: 2446

Drinking window for Barolo?

Sorry, I thought you meant landscape literally rather than figuratively. To your list of similarities, I would add that, over the last 25 years, the vintage characteristics have been similar in many years. I wish I could post the seminar so that everyone could watch it...it's about 45 minutes and g...
by Heath Richardson
June 1st, 2016, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking window for Barolo?
Replies: 31
Views: 2446

Drinking window for Barolo?

There have been other threads on the similarity. I see it -- the aromatics and the high acidity (though Burgundy doesn't have the tannin levels) and the tendency of the wines to become sweeter and fleshier with age even when they seemed hard young. As for enjoyment in youth, a lot of Barolo now, ev...
by Heath Richardson
June 1st, 2016, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking window for Barolo?
Replies: 31
Views: 2446

Drinking window for Barolo?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-piedmon ... 1438261786

I saw a web seminar comparing Barolo and Burgundy last year given by Christy Canterbury MW through the wine scholar guild. I think the comparison is apt because of the landscape.
by Heath Richardson
June 1st, 2016, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Obscene wine prices and a brawl over a table: this is the Hamptons.
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Obscene wine prices and a brawl over a table: this is the Hamptons.

I'm not a big club guy (though if you ever have the chance to go on someone else's dime, you should! It's fun!) That being said, the people paying these prices have plenty of "brains". To quote one of my friends (who's about as smart a guy as I've ever met, and who was a big club guy in his late 20...
by Heath Richardson
May 31st, 2016, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comte Liger-Belair hunter...
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Comte Liger-Belair hunter...

Sold all 32 in 4 days
by Heath Richardson
May 31st, 2016, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Obscene wine prices and a brawl over a table: this is the Hamptons.
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Obscene wine prices and a brawl over a table: this is the Hamptons.

Mark Golodetz wrote:Veuve Cliquet at $550 and that is only the starting point.


http://pagesix.com/2016/05/30/record-pr ... -hot-spot/

Yikes. I'd rather just be elsewhere champagne.gif
by Heath Richardson
May 31st, 2016, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wines home from France
Replies: 37
Views: 2244

Shipping wines home from France

Shipping for 6 bottles was ~150 Euros, while shipping for 18 bottles was ~340 Euros. The cost for 12 bottles was somewhere in between - as you can see, you get a little scale as the # of bottles increases. So ~25 euros per bottle by the case? Ouch! Thanks, both of you, for the follow up report. I w...
by Heath Richardson
May 28th, 2016, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 rose - okay to drink still?
Replies: 11
Views: 706

2013 rose - okay to drink still?

I taught a class on dry rose and the myth perpetuated by those in the industry(ahem) that rose doesn't age. The roses made via Saignee will usually be more interesting with a little bottle age.
by Heath Richardson
May 28th, 2016, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 200th of my dinners with some emotional wines
Replies: 108
Views: 8484

The 200th of my dinners with some emotional wines

Just once before I die
by Heath Richardson
May 27th, 2016, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybe it's just me (1978 La Louviere)
Replies: 59
Views: 1953

Maybe it's just me (1978 La Louviere)

Mark Golodetz wrote:
Heath Richardson wrote:....and in the end the winemaker has to sell his wine.
And now you are bringing vulgar commerce into our ivory tower existence. [snort.gif]

[rofl.gif]
by Heath Richardson
May 27th, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine figure has had the biggest impact on you?
Replies: 61
Views: 2521

What wine figure has had the biggest impact on you?

I always liked and respected Parker , but I'm going to say my old boss Joe. Before meeting him and going to work for him , higher end Cali cab was the pinnacle of my wine experience as it was mostly what I had been exposed to. He introduced me to 1961 and 1982 Bordeaux , and Grand cru Burgs from '61...
by Heath Richardson
May 27th, 2016, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CdP April 7th visits- Pegaü, Janasse, Barroche
Replies: 25
Views: 1622

CdP April 7th visits- Pegaü, Janasse, Barroche

VERY COOL.....3 of my favorites ...I would have loved to taste the 15's
by Heath Richardson
May 27th, 2016, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybe it's just me (1978 La Louviere)
Replies: 59
Views: 1953

Maybe it's just me (1978 La Louviere)

Heath, I imagine you have no problem moving Yellowtail or Kung Fu Girl or the like either. I interpret Mark's post to say that Parker's personal taste and ratings influenced St. Em and CdP producers to make wines that pleased his palate and the American palate which were riper, sweeter and more alc...
by Heath Richardson
May 27th, 2016, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybe it's just me (1978 La Louviere)
Replies: 59
Views: 1953

Maybe it's just me (1978 La Louviere)

Robert Parker is to wine as Jordan is to basketball - historically the most important person ever to his respective endeavor. I'm sure there's some history buff who will argue without this Pope or that country's leader, wine would have never have been made in France. Still, shitting on one Parker r...
by Heath Richardson
May 27th, 2016, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: WCC Grenache Blind
Replies: 3
Views: 375

TN: WCC Grenache Blind

I love grenache , and collected the wave of premium old vine grenache Chateauneuf du Pape cuvees that have come out over the last 15 years or so. I've had all 3 of those you tasted and it was nice to see them garnering some attention. We did a wine dinner last month for one that I represent(Vieux La...
by Heath Richardson
May 26th, 2016, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: South African Wineries
Replies: 36
Views: 1774

South African Wineries

Since I represent them , thanks for the plugs on Mullineux y'all
by Heath Richardson
May 26th, 2016, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here's how to pay less than $10 on top-rated wine
Replies: 29
Views: 2080

Here's how to pay less than $10 on top-rated wine

If Jay can drive anyone from anything via an internet post they need to learn a bit about perserverence. Article is dreck. I could author something akin during a bowel movement . [rofl.gif] very funny Glenn. I agree with your sentiment regarding the article. ... Everyone is looking for a free lunch...
by Heath Richardson
May 23rd, 2016, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8639

What's the wine that changed your life?

2008 Hawk & Horse Cabernet Sauvignon started the ball rolling, but the wine that changed everything was 1989 Meo Camuzet Cros Parantoux. thank you for the business [cheers.gif] I don't think a wine has ever changed my life. Only I do that , but if the spirit of your query is designed to elicit wine...
by Heath Richardson
May 20th, 2016, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dancer Bourgogne rouge
Replies: 4
Views: 302

TN: 2010 Vincent Dancer Bourgogne rouge

No doubt....I showed the Magnien Bourgogne 2 weeks ago but it was 2013 ...so there's that , but the Maranges 1er Cru I had tonight was a 2010 , and was just a beautiful example. I have seen the Dancer in other markets , but not here. I'd love to try it at some point. I bought a Morot Beaune 1er cru ...
by Heath Richardson
May 20th, 2016, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dancer Bourgogne rouge
Replies: 4
Views: 302

TN: 2010 Vincent Dancer Bourgogne rouge

At $26, I'd gladly take a bottle of this over just about any Burgundy you can buy for under $40. 12.5% abv. 90+ pts Man , I don't know. There is so much good stuff out there. The Maranges monopole I had earlier probably is better and it was $32 and I represent the estate wines of Michel Magnien and...
by Heath Richardson
May 20th, 2016, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Xavier Monnot Maranges 1er Cru Clos de la Fussiere
Replies: 0
Views: 126

TN: 2010 Xavier Monnot Maranges 1er Cru Clos de la Fussiere

I had heard that Xavier Monnot was fanatical with respect to cleanliness , and has perhaps the cleanest cellars in all of Burgundy(bold claim) so I thought I'd give this a shot as I taste through different village and 1er cru wines. A very pretty wine with rose petals , smoke , cherry blossom , and ...
by Heath Richardson
May 20th, 2016, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many wines are enough? (long, boring, philosophical)
Replies: 32
Views: 1782

How many wines are enough? (long, boring, philosophical)

We are starting to bring in stuff from regions that 10 years ago I would never think of for their wine production , much less for boutique , artisan crafted stuff....but now , here it is , and people are buying it. With global warming changing the game up , my bet is that we continue to see a shift ...
by Heath Richardson
May 19th, 2016, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg
Replies: 14
Views: 1097

TN: 1982 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg

We lucked into this bottle, which was rejected from an auction consignment due to low fill and depressed cork.
Great Note

When you say you lucked into it , what does that equate to? How cheap?
by Heath Richardson
May 19th, 2016, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Green Beans in the 2012 Rhys? HOGWASH!
Replies: 64
Views: 4025

Green Beans in the 2012 Rhys? HOGWASH!

I think the zealousness on the part of the Cali pinot white knights to bash on DavidZ is misplaced....Remember it was part of a group tasting , and no one thought the wines showed well...so not sure why people are attacking DavidZ personally
by Heath Richardson
May 17th, 2016, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I Open A 2009 P. Damoy Clos de Beze.......
Replies: 17
Views: 825

If I Open A 2009 P. Damoy Clos de Beze.......

Michael, honestly, aside from generalisations about the producer's style/track record/vineyard/vintage etc., nobody can really answer your question in a meaningful way. Why don't you just buy them and try one? That will give you the best possible idea on the wine's progress (and, more importantly, ...

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