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by Vince T
January 23rd, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 91
Views: 3579

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Another outstanding value producer from St-Nic-de-Bourgueil is Joël Taluau. K&L carries library vintages from the 90s for <$30. Good bottles of their ‘89 are stunning and can be had for $45.
by Vince T
January 21st, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12584
Views: 606835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 10:30 am
K&L auction?
Yep
by Vince T
January 21st, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12584
Views: 606835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x 2009 Yquem 750ml... kinda a steal at $340 per. [wow.gif]
by Vince T
January 21st, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12584
Views: 606835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x 2016 Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo 2 x 2013 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva "Pianrosso" 2 x 2008 Dom Perignon 2 x 2016 Vieux Telegraph Chateauneuf du Pape First post! Welcome to WB! I also picked up some of the Vietti Perbacco & 08 Dom. The '16 Vietti Perbacco is super great for a ...
by Vince T
January 18th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1839

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

If I live to 100 (2077), Blandy’s 1977 Terrentez & D’Oliveras 1977 Boal.

But 2001 Yquem is otherwise a good bet.
by Vince T
January 17th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11189
Views: 412298

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Assyrtiko often gets WB love in passing, but not a lot of tasting notes on it... here's a pretty serious one that while isn't showing much now, I'm willing to bet will be gorgeous in a few years. 2017 Gaia Assyrtiko Wild Ferment - Greece, Aegean, Cyclades, Santorini (1/16/2020) A bit reticent on the...
by Vince T
January 16th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Auctions
Replies: 27
Views: 2519

Re: K & L Auctions

I buy a fair amount and while they’re great, it’s still auction sourcing. Having said that, the one time I got a lot of poxed Chablis, I mentioned it to them (in case other people had similar problems with the consignor) not expecting anything and they gave me a credit. Quality establishment. Why w...
by Vince T
January 15th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.
Replies: 44
Views: 1710

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.

K&L sold a tranche of these a couple years ago and I jumped on it, its what turned me on to Lanessan! I bit on one of these for $20 too. Looking back at my TN, I wrote it was a decent QPR but not memorable on day 1 (87). Then I revisited the rest of the bottle 2 days later, and found it had opened ...
by Vince T
January 13th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens
Replies: 35
Views: 1308

Re: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens

Haven't had the 2014 Climens, but the 2014 Rieussec was ridiculously good for being so young and for being Rieussec (which I sometimes find a bit cloying). One of my WOTYs last year.
by Vince T
January 12th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens
Replies: 35
Views: 1308

Re: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens

01, 88, and the terrific but young 07. I have also had a terrific bottle of ‘03, but subsequent bottles haven’t quite hit the same peak.
by Vince T
January 8th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1584

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

I don't drink a lot of Napa Cab, but a friend gave this as a gift a couple years back. I figured this would be as good a week as any to open it up. 2015 Regusci Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District - USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District (1/6/2020) Big, sweet red fruit on the nose. Sw...
by Vince T
January 7th, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1584

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

I don't drink a lot of Napa Cab, but a friend gave this as a gift a couple years back. I figured this would be as good a week as any to open it up. 2015 Regusci Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District - USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District (1/6/2020) Big, sweet red fruit on the nose. Sw...
by Vince T
January 7th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1584

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

I don't drink a lot of Napa Cab, but a friend gave this as a gift a couple years back. I figured this would be as good a week as any to open it up. 2015 Regusci Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District - USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District (1/6/2020) Big, sweet red fruit on the nose. Swe...
by Vince T
January 3rd, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy - Sémillon (USA, California, Napa Valley, Yountville)
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy - Sémillon (USA, California, Napa Valley, Yountville)

The last bottle I had (2014) I also compared to a beer (gose) in my TN.
by Vince T
January 3rd, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1698

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

Perhaps a tannic, non-carbonic Beaujolais Nouveau would qualify? I think only hipsters drink Nouveau nowadays. 2018 Domaine des Terres Dorres (Jean-Paul Brun) Beaujolais cuvée L’Ancien Vieilles Vignes “Surprisingly serious bojo with great QPR. Dark fruited attack, quickly yielding to mouthwatering ...
by Vince T
January 2nd, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1698

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

Perhaps a tannic, non-carbonic Beaujolais Nouveau would qualify? I think only hipsters drink Nouveau nowadays. 2018 Domaine des Terres Dorres (Jean-Paul Brun) Beaujolais cuvée L’Ancien Vieilles Vignes “Surprisingly serious bojo with great QPR. Dark fruited attack, quickly yielding to mouthwatering c...
by Vince T
January 2nd, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Auctions
Replies: 27
Views: 2519

Re: K & L Auctions

I buy a fair amount and while they’re great, it’s still auction sourcing. Having said that, the one time I got a lot of poxed Chablis, I mentioned it to them (in case other people had similar problems with the consignor) not expecting anything and they gave me a credit. Quality establishment.
by Vince T
December 26th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Better Than Average Kabinett
Replies: 49
Views: 1670

Re: Better Than Average Kabinett

Greg Malcolm wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 8:00 am
J. Rock wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 10:21 pm

Some other great Kabs that come to mind are Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett . . .
[thumbs-up.gif] Love the 2018.
Popped one 2 nights ago - lovely, vibrant and long. Delivers a boatload of pleasure for <$25.
by Vince T
December 25th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Sauternes...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: TN: Two Sauternes...(short/boring)

Glad to hear the check-in on the Bedrock - I’ve got a bottle Each of the ‘09 and ‘11. Not in any hurry to drink and will be curious to see if they develop into something special in 10 years or so. As for the ‘03 Sauternes, I generally find them out of balance - esp LTB and Suduiraut. I’ve had terrif...
by Vince T
December 18th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 236
Views: 20723

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

We'd love participate to at some point. WBs have always been good to us. My challenge has always been that BD usually falls within a week of the D&R winter release. We are usually sold out of everything but those wines at the time. I'm going to put my thinking cap on. [cheers.gif] I thought you guy...
by Vince T
December 18th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2171

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

Cool, glad to hear it Jim. Thanks for your generosity to this cause & making it fun to boot.
by Vince T
December 18th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2171

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

Hi Jim, I was thinking about popping a 2010 Chidaine Choiselles last night, but there's already been a lot of Vouvray consumed, so I opted for a '15 Baumard Savenierres instead. For whatever reason, Savenierres seems to be a bit of a red-headed stepchild here... even though it can be a great express...
by Vince T
December 16th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2171

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

F9AB96B7-9D39-49D8-A9CB-F491104EBABF.jpeg Went to a cassoulet and cookie decorating dinner last night, and brought a couple Loire whites (in addition to a 01 la Tour Blanche) 2011 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Mont - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray (12/15/2019) Pale gold, with honeysuckle, st...
by Vince T
December 10th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux lunch w/16 wines incl Margaux,Ausone,Pichon Lalande,Ducru,Leoville Lost Cause,Cos,Pichon La La ++
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Bordeaux lunch w/16 wines incl Margaux,Ausone,Pichon Lalande,Ducru,Leoville Lost Cause,Cos,Pichon La La ++

Sounds like a nice lunch Blake! It took me a minute to figure out what the Leoville Lost Cause was all about... [wink.gif]
by Vince T
December 7th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biggest wine producing countries 1961- 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Biggest wine producing countries 1961- 2018

Cool video, thanks for posting Blake.

Interesting to see Chinese wine production plummet at the end there... (and also, what happened to all the USSR vines... are any of them left I wonder?)
by Vince T
December 1st, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Haut-Bergey (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: TN: 2000 Château Haut-Bergey (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

Nice note. Sounds much better than the ‘01 I had a couple weeks ago... it was a bit tired and faded, with more oak than fruit.
by Vince T
November 18th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 4866

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

Somewhat only tangentially related, but I was house sitting for a friend and she said “help yourself to anything in the fridge”... so I open the fridge and find this bottle of ‘66 Leroy Chapelle-Chambertin, sitting next to a bottle of Justin Cabernet and a crumpled foil packet of korean BBQ she had ...
by Vince T
November 17th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice Needed: Young Nervi
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Advice Needed: Young Nervi

Had a bottle of this last night. Decanted and drank over a couple hours, and it drank beautifully. It was softer and more approachable than a Barbaresco of the same age, and didn’t clam up at all.
by Vince T
November 17th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Château Rol Valentin (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: TN: 2009 Château Rol Valentin (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)

I had a 2005 Rol Valentin not long ago and found it very fresh and balanced. At <$50 it was a very good buy.
by Vince T
November 14th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 10 Chenin Blanc bottlings
Replies: 48
Views: 2622

Re: Your top 10 Chenin Blanc bottlings

Opened a 2017 Sandlands Amador County last night that was absolutely killer. Probably my favorite all around domestic Chenin to date William Kelley's "Beau Rivage" Chenin is delicous and quite elegant as well, now available on the menu at Meadowood and Charter Oak Pax's Buddha's Dharma is quite del...
by Vince T
November 13th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 112
Views: 10136

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Albert R wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 6:20 pm
I did not get the wish-listed T5 therefore I am bummed but hey more $$$ for other favorite producers. For the record I have been purchasing since 2012 and the last two years at a rate of 1 1/2 cases per release minimum.
Wow. I wonder what the buying history threshold was for getting a T5.
by Vince T
November 12th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bedrock Syrah Weill a Way Exposition 1-3
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: 2012 Bedrock Syrah Weill a Way Exposition 1-3

Tyler F. wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 8:24 pm
I have a set of the 2013's, but this post makes me want to seek out a set of the 2012's for comparison! Very happy to read the 2012's are drinking great!
The 2012's do come up on auction at K&L and Winebid fairly regularly, both individual bottles and complete horizontals.
by Vince T
November 12th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 16
Views: 1588

Re: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 6:09 am
This still the biggest no-brainer in California red wine buying.
Totally agree... but I think that 2018 is extra special for OVZ. It's as rewarding as many of the single site heritage blends (of prior years; I haven't popped any 2018s yet).
by Vince T
November 11th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bedrock Syrah Weill a Way Exposition 1-3
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: 2012 Bedrock Syrah Weill a Way Exposition 1-3

Scott - thanks for the check0in. Did you decant ahead of time? I have only had the #1 so far, and found that it started to hit the next gear after 4 or 5 hours. Thinking about popping a #2 around Thanksgiving.
by Vince T
November 6th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 112
Views: 10136

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Seems like a lot of folks are skipping the Schmiedt Road...while I know Zinfandel isn't exactly known as the poster child for elegance, anyone on the list who appreciates a more floral, elegant wine should consider buying some. According to Morgan's release, it includes grapes from Kirschenmann, wh...
by Vince T
November 1st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14799

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

So far...
'14 Rieussec "a full on Jayne Mansfield of a sticky - everything is dialed up to 11"
'79 Blandys Verdelho

Discovery - Poiron-Dabin Muscadet. Crazy dialed up aromatics on this one.
by Vince T
October 31st, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 112
Views: 10136

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

If the 2018 OVZ is any predictor of quality, the 2018 heritage blends are looking to be nothing short of great.
by Vince T
October 30th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards
Replies: 42
Views: 2262

Re: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards

The vineyards on Lanzarote (Canary Islands) are trained in black volcanic soil with rock wind shields: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1190072-d4339701-Reviews-Bodega_La_Geria-La_Geria_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html This has been on my vacation bucket list, ever since watching Almodova...
by Vince T
October 28th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin

After a day tasting 2018s in Gevrey-Chambertin, I wanted a change of pace for dinner. Cooked some griolles and tagliatelle for a simple dinner, using a splash of oxidized 1975 Bollinger and some crème de Bresse for the sauce, and opened a 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin . I have around 35 bot...
by Vince T
October 19th, 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2350
Views: 155785

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Fall '18 arrived today, so I decided to pop a OVZ to get a feel for the vintage. In short... flirtysmile 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine - USA, California (10/19/2019) Nose is vibrant, showing lush blackberry jam, a hint of incense, and clods of freshly turned earth. On the palate, it’s sur...
by Vince T
October 15th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party
Replies: 42
Views: 1632

Re: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party

I’d go for a dolcetto or a barbera from a good producer like Vajra or Vietti. Fresh and young, with a bit of earthy bitterness works nicely. Also, Lambrusco can be an inspired pairing!
by Vince T
October 14th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2704

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

Many current and older vintages are still available at retail, e.g. https://www.klwines.com/Products?searchText=bedrock You can have it both ways... buy a few bottles with age and pop them to see what they blossom into, and then decide if you want to hold or drink... with the bonus that you can buy ...
by Vince T
July 24th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war
Replies: 44
Views: 2489

Re: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war

Does anyone know how much of a presence Napa wine has in mainland China? Not that much, I would have thought, but I have no statistics to hand. https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/industrynews/wineindustry/8733194-181/wine-exports-china-first-half-2018 Total U.S. wine exports to China for all o...
by Vince T
July 13th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with 15 Spanish wines, some older, some younger, all good
Replies: 28
Views: 1291

Re: Dinner with 15 Spanish wines, some older, some younger, all good

Nice write-up Blake! I’ve had mixed results with the ‘70s, but an Ardanza I had last year was still going strong. Have a few in store for a birthday next year, including the Faustino V so thanks for the note!

Did you happen to ask Monica about upcoming production of the Rosado?
by Vince T
June 28th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2350
Views: 155785

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Alan Eden wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:46 am
Have the 17 Chuy Chard for tonight, what should i expect ? Cali butter/oak bomb or more Chablis style
It’s not a butter bomb, but it’s definitely Oaked and it’s definitely CA chard. Perhaps my least favorite Bedrock.
by Vince T
June 26th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)
Replies: 22
Views: 1399

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)

Hate hate hate that he uses oak on the Chenin. Needs another year or two to burn off the oak. I had one in March/April. I totally agree. Had a 2014 tonight and I found the oak overpowered all the things I love about chenin. My first thought was maybe I’m overly sensitive to oak in whites, but the f...
by Vince T
June 25th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Expressions of Tempranillo - Ribera vs Rioja
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: Expressions of Tempranillo - Ribera vs Rioja

Otto, thanks for that summary. Can you recommend Rioja made with french oak barrels? I like some LdH, and feel like I would like more Tempranillo based wines if there was less oak, especially American oak. Artadi El Pison is one of the big Rioja names made with 100% French Oak, and while the oak tr...
by Vince T
June 24th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brocachos

That's the way to rose all day. Killer wines. Have not had the Chateau Simone and will have to keep an eye out for that one. Thanks for posting!!
by Vince T
June 21st, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 65
Views: 6161

Re: The wine you don't want

You may want to check out K&L - they're more casual as far as auctions go, but they have a few advantages... - $5 listing fee + 0% seller commission (if you take K&L store credit) - low threshold on what qualifies (several bottles of SQN should definitely qualify) - you can see what prices bottles h...

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