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by Vince T
April 13th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 193
Views: 17526

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

K&L has the 2010 LdH Tondonia rosado back in stock (pre-arrival) for $99. 8 available a few hours ago, 3 left now. Last time an allocation came in, there was simultaneously a 2-pack in a K&L auction that had been bid up to $240. :D
by Vince T
April 10th, 2021, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My new 100 point scale
Replies: 56
Views: 2386

Re: My new 100 point scale

One other consideration that hasn't been mentioned is bottle variation and/or the evolution of a wine over time. I recently had a 2010 Chidaine Les Choiselles that was amazing - 93 points - after I had a couple bottles that I gave 87-88 to, and had kinda given up on it being simple and a bit tired.
by Vince T
April 9th, 2021, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3256
Views: 226118

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Great mini-documentary... super insightful to see the decision-making process in action. Thanks.
by Vince T
April 7th, 2021, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache Curious
Replies: 54
Views: 2114

Re: Grenache Curious

Most of the time both Australian Grenache and Grenache from Southern Rhône tend to be quite big, ripe and heavy with high alcohol and low acidity. While some are successful in that style and some manage to make wines of true finesse, these places really aren't places to be on the lookout if you don...
by Vince T
April 7th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inside Bordeaux
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: Inside Bordeaux

Love Inside Bordeaux, and appreciated your list of producers that you've been trying. I'd suggest giving Lillian Ladouys another shot – though I've only had the '15 and '16, the latter was significantly better IMO and, to me, an absolute steal at $22. Seems like they're on an upward trajectory and ...
by Vince T
April 7th, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Halcon Vineyards Esquisto (USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands)
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: TN: 2019 Halcon Vineyards Esquisto (USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands)

Hi Jay, I had popped this a couple months back for the exact same reason - get it "out of the way". I followed it over 4 days and loved it - exotically un-grenache in many ways. One note - the alc is 14.2%, not 11.2% -- which is probably why you still still got fatigue by glass 3. I checke...
by Vince T
April 7th, 2021, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inside Bordeaux
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: Inside Bordeaux

This is a timely post - thanks Tim. What I liked about the book was the focus on terroir, with all the detailed maps. There's a good review by Jamie Goode: https://wineanorak.com/2020/06/11/books-inside-bordeaux-jane-anson/ It's a good read and definitely better than a bottle of Lascombes! My only ...
by Vince T
April 6th, 2021, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 0
Views: 272

TN: 2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

This popped up at my local Costco for $36, so took one home last week and popped it tonight. 2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (4/6/2021) Wonderful nose, crystalline and pure red fruit. Fresh crushed raspberries and cranberries, with a whiff of Hawaiian ...
by Vince T
April 6th, 2021, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation for Greatness
Replies: 53
Views: 2932

Re: Recommendation for Greatness

Another idea for singular wine -- the 1986 Castillo Ygay Blanco Gran Reserva Especial. Haven't had it yet, and waiting for the right occasion to pop mine. But check out the CT reviews.
by Vince T
April 6th, 2021, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inside Bordeaux
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: Inside Bordeaux

I agree that Jane Anson’s book is a very nice resource. It’s interesting that you’ve got Capbern in 1 and Lilian Ladouys in 3. I find those wines very similar, with LL showing just a bit more overt oak. They both did very well in 16 and 17, with Capbern kinda knocking it out of the park in 16 for it...
by Vince T
April 6th, 2021, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9372

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

There's a fantastic discussion between the Bedrock guys and Will Bucklin of Old Hill Ranch on this week's 2-part episode of Bedrock Wine Conversations. It's more Michelangelo and Galileo at a bar, and less "dancing angels on the head of a pin". They discuss a number of factors including ir...
by Vince T
April 5th, 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 568
Views: 58592

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

Chris and Morgan put out a 3-hour, 2-part podcast interviewing Will Bucklin of Old Hill this week. Well worth a listen!

Edit: This is the Bedrock Wine Conversations podcast
by Vince T
April 3rd, 2021, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9372

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

I wonder if this in the context of winemakers that have the option to irrigate or not. In that case, I understand. But in the case of producers from Ribera del Duero, for example, where irrigation is generally necessary? I can't really see Brunier shitting on that. If he is, then boo. French gateke...
by Vince T
April 2nd, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 171
Views: 7755

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

50th in 2027. Starter of '02 krug and krug 164 maybe? Then a main course of '77 taylor, '77 blandy's terrantez, and '01 yquem. Followed by 50 units of insulin for dessert. Nightcap of '77 darroze armagnac.
by Vince T
March 31st, 2021, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 750
Views: 66053

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

50EB1B4D-FCE8-4BCF-98A3-1D22AD20D1BB.jpegI’ve been wanting to try wines from Sabelli-Frisch for a couple of years now, and I finally found a way to get it shipped to America’s buttcrack, Ohio. Moose was pretty exited too. I chose the 2018 Malinche for my first wine, which is also my first 100% Miss...
by Vince T
March 22nd, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 9
Views: 870

Re: TN: 2013 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Got around to popping one and following it over this past weekend. Nice to drink now but I'd still wait a few years to drink my next one. 2013 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (3/18/2021) Perfumed and dark- Mourvèdre seems way m...
by Vince T
March 19th, 2021, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What dessert wine did you drink tonight?
Replies: 88
Views: 4006

Re: What dessert wine did you drink tonight?

2019 Max Ferd Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese*** Fass 42 Opened from a 375 mL. Somewhat mute nose of mostly yellow peach and pineapple. The palate, on the other hand, is a glorious cornucopia of pineapple, starfruit, orange peel, yellow peach, fig, almond paste, and lilac. Almost BA-like. Silky ...
by Vince T
March 18th, 2021, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Williamette Valley Chardonnay
Replies: 17
Views: 1127

Re: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Williamette Valley Chardonnay

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: March 18th, 2021, 6:12 pm My 2 year old daughter told me the wine smelled like oranges. She said it tasted like rocks, which I guess speaks to minerality. Future somm?
I’m not sure if I should be more perturbed that you’re feeding your 2 year old wine or that you’re apparently also feeding her rocks.

neener
by Vince T
March 18th, 2021, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3256
Views: 226118

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

This was unfair... Last night a 2019 BR Sonoma Cabernet. Pretty decent, but I have been sampling a number of 2018 Bordeaux at price range from $13 - $95 (Pavie Macquin). The BR paled for the most part, particularly in it price range. Unfair in that my 2 boxes arrived within the week... It was nice ...
by Vince T
March 17th, 2021, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Haven’t had 15, but 14 and 17 are stellar too. Am thinking about popping an 18 tonight with Thai food. I think Pinon gives Pepiere Briords a run for its money as best Loire QPR white, although very different wines of course!
by Vince T
March 16th, 2021, 5:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?
Replies: 22
Views: 1521

Re: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?

I fly my helicopter and land on their property
by Vince T
March 16th, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Moulin-à-Vent
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Moulin-à-Vent

Sounds fabulous. JP Brun doesn't get nearly enough recognition here. Of all the 2018 bojos I've tried, his have been the most uniformly balanced, which isn't something I'd say about others (Chermette, Diochon, etc). And the '17 Moulin-a-Vent is one of my favorites from that vintage.
by Vince T
March 15th, 2021, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: TN: 2019 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett

Thanks for the note, I am looking forward to cracking one. The '19 Wehlener Sonnenuhr kabi is terrific... so refreshing and gluggable it's hard to stop drinking it.
by Vince T
March 14th, 2021, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age
Replies: 49
Views: 3925

Re: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age

Thanks for the note Julian. I have a couple and sounds like I should stand one up to drink soon.
by Vince T
March 12th, 2021, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 JJ Prüm is very special
Replies: 57
Views: 4978

Re: 2019 JJ Prüm is very special

The Doenhoff Estate is an incredible value, IMHO. Sure... it's nice value, but I find the named vineyard kabis (including Oberhauser Leistenberg) are an even better value at just $3-4 more. I think I paid 16 for the Estate and 26 for the Oberhauser Kabinett including shipping. Estate is definitely ...
by Vince T
March 12th, 2021, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 JJ Prüm is very special
Replies: 57
Views: 4978

Re: 2019 JJ Prüm is very special

Now I'm curious what you're other 214 bottles are. Well the 5 cases of Donnhoff Estate I just picked up didn't hurt the count. A couple other Donnhoff mixed cases. 2 cases of Falkenstein. 3 mixed cases Dr Loosen. 2 mixed cases Muller. 4 mixed cases Schaefer. And another couple of cases of odds and ...
by Vince T
March 12th, 2021, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel
Replies: 23
Views: 1214

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel

Michael, there's something distinctly satisfying about seeing someone like you, who drinks Krug like mineral water and stashes away cases of baller burg, get so excited about a humble CA zin. [cheers.gif]
by Vince T
March 11th, 2021, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay Buyer Survey - LOOKING FOR THOSE WHO MAYBE DIDN’T BUY, AND LURKERS
Replies: 88
Views: 2640

Re: BerserkerDay Buyer Survey - PLEASE PARTICIPATE!

One thought Siun and Todd... not sure if you're sending a PM to all users with the survey link. You can't completely avoid skewing the results towards the most active berserkers who scour the boards hourly/daily, but it might help cast a wider net.
by Vince T
March 10th, 2021, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay Buyer Survey - LOOKING FOR THOSE WHO MAYBE DIDN’T BUY, AND LURKERS
Replies: 88
Views: 2640

Re: BerserkerDay Buyer Survey - PLEASE PARTICIPATE!

Done. Next time you should add a survey question about which tactics you used for hiding berserkerday purchases from your spouse/SO.
by Vince T
March 8th, 2021, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 96 Leoville Las Cases and 2001 Doisy Vendrines
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: 96 Leoville Las Cases and 2001 Doisy Vendrines

Nice notes! I love the “lots of points” rating :). My last bottle of ‘01 D-V was 3 years ago, and I found it a bit over sweet and lacking in acid, though it impressed in other ways like every other ‘01. Have one other bottle and will save it for a bit!
by Vince T
March 7th, 2021, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on "Wine is just a beverage"
Replies: 35
Views: 1199

Re: Thoughts on "Wine is just a beverage"

and Put me firmly in the wine is art camp. But I think everything is art and I’d much rather have this conversation over a bottle of wine. 200 years ago performances had to be consumed live. Maybe there’s some technology in the future where a wine can be recorded and reproduced? People thought heav...
by Vince T
March 7th, 2021, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux Terroir
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: Bordeaux Terroir

Jane Anson’s Inside Bordeaux has terrifically detailed maps that help show type of soil and substrate across all of the Bordeaux regions. Two things become pretty apparent when looking at the maps: many estates are big, with multiple plots that are not necessarily contiguous, and they generally cove...
by Vince T
March 5th, 2021, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3256
Views: 226118

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I opened the 2015 Under the Mountain Carignan. Nicely done, and clearly speaks of Carignan, but with that Bedrock signature. I popped this last night and had almost an identical reaction (without seeing this comment first): “Definitely has the bedrock signature - great acid, concentrated red fruit,...
by Vince T
March 5th, 2021, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- Frogs Leap Chardonnay Slate and Stone 2018- Mislabeled?!
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: TN- Frogs Leap Chardonnay Slate and Stone 2018- Mislabeled?!

Interesting, and now I’m curious to try it... I assume this is the SHALE and stone cuvée, not slate? And now that mystery guest reveals himself to be 4th dimensional time traveler hardy wallace, I’m even more intrigued!
by Vince T
February 28th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top five German wine producers
Replies: 133
Views: 5462

Re: Your top five German wine producers

Because I was curious and bored (ok, mostly just bored, let's be honest), I compiled the responses to see which producers were most represented. I'm sure it's no surprise to anyone, but JJ Prum comes out on top, making it onto 35 lists (out of 46), followed by: Donnhoff & Willi Schaefer tied (24...
by Vince T
February 28th, 2021, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age
Replies: 49
Views: 3925

Re: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age

A couple months ago had the 2000 Clos du Marquis, which was wonderful, and a 2000 La Louviere, which was nice but a bit foursquare -- not nearly as good as the 1990.
by Vince T
February 27th, 2021, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Facebook Adds for Wine by Lamborghini Please Stop!
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: Facebook Adds for Wine by Lamborghini Please Stop!

John, have you tried using the "hide ad" button? It theoretically should prevent you from ever being shown that same ad again.
by Vince T
February 26th, 2021, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Detert- Why not more chatter?
Replies: 129
Views: 13022

Re: Detert- Why not more chatter?

I would encourage anyone that likes Cab Franc to buy Domaine Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses. This is the archetype of Loire Cab Franc. It’s benchmark. And around $30. Robert, I think they are apples and oranges. Or maybe apples and fudge brownies. Here's Galloni on the 2014 Detert Cab Franc: &qu...
by Vince T
February 23rd, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top five German wine producers
Replies: 133
Views: 5462

Re: Your top five German wine producers

Donnhoff
JJ Prum
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Max Ferd Richter
Fritz Haag
Zilliken
by Vince T
February 22nd, 2021, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncommon wine varietals for everyday drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2249

Re: Uncommon wine varietals for everyday drinking

Start with a berserker day pack from Sabelli-Frisch: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=87&t=176431 Most of them qualify as uncommon - and every wine I’ve tried so far has been delicious. Grapes this year include: Flame Tokay Mission Petit manseng Tinto cao Alicante bouschet Wh...
by Vince T
February 22nd, 2021, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tercero 2016 Aberration Cab Franc
Replies: 20
Views: 853

Re: TN: Tercero 2016 Aberration Cab Franc

I've had it a few times. It is easily my favorite red that Larry has ever made. Super fun, complex, and unique (a very overused descriptor, but not in this case). In subsequent years, the Aberration was made using Rhone varietals, and while deliciously light and quaffable in their own right, they're...
by Vince T
February 20th, 2021, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Germany Vintage
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: 2019 Germany Vintage

There’s already a thread with over 300 posts on this topic:
viewtopic.php?p=2994752

(In addition to the others mentioned, Max Ferd Richter made some killer wines at the cheaper end of the spectrum.)
by Vince T
February 20th, 2021, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the top wines near Santa Barbara?
Replies: 39
Views: 2430

Re: What are the top wines near Santa Barbara?

And Larry is too modest to mention his own wines at Tercero, which are excellent, and his roses are world class.
by Vince T
February 19th, 2021, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot: Rhys v. Rochioli v. Aubert v. CA Others v. Burgundy
Replies: 104
Views: 8196

Re: Pinot: Rhys v. Rochioli v. Aubert v. CA Others v. Burgundy

What do people think of Kalin pinots in the context of this discussion? I’ve enjoyed a number of fantastic Kalin Chards but the only time I’ve had a Pinot it was badly oxidized.
by Vince T
February 19th, 2021, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couple TNs: Beau Rivage, Dirty & Rowdy, Krug
Replies: 14
Views: 1526

Re: Couple TNs: Beau Rivage, Dirty & Rowdy, Krug

17 Beau Rivage Chenin Lithe and coiled acidity. Took a bit to open up but very agile and light bodied with a bit more weight on the mid palate. Crushable yet more complex than you’d think, if that makes sense. Lovely, have a bit more than half the bottle for tomorrow. Crushable yet plenty of stuffi...
by Vince T
February 15th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 261
Views: 13917

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

Hi all, thank you so very much for the input. This is incredibly helpful. We will most definitely look into these suggestions! Hi - Just dropping in here (with thanks for your continued customer responsiveness on this board) to urge you not to misinterpret the views of a very vocal segment as a maj...
by Vince T
February 14th, 2021, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 31
Views: 2522

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos

The most L’anglore American wine I’ve had (at least red) are Dirty & Rowdy’s Mourvèdres. Thank you! Eric's wines are insane and a huge inspiration. John Lockwood and I were lucky enough to spend a day at L'Anglore a few years ago. What a beautiful day. My friend introduced me to L’Anglore in Pa...
by Vince T
February 13th, 2021, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Characterize (Red) Burgundy By Appellation
Replies: 43
Views: 2043

Re: Characterize (Red) Burgundy By Appellation

Funny but I haven’t seen Yak’s guide before. What a great summary and intro! One could argue with some of the names/favorites but the overall info is really solid. It's about 25 years old by now, so take that into account. Clearly a different time: "La Romanee: 350 cases. At 0.84 ha. this is t...
by Vince T
February 12th, 2021, 11:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 31
Views: 2522

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos

The most L’anglore American wine I’ve had (at least red) are Dirty & Rowdy’s Mourvèdres. One of these days I’ll make it to Helsinki (my partner is there fairly frequently for work) and will bring you guys some of the aforementioned roses, plus some D&R and maybe some bedrock heritage blends.
by Vince T
February 12th, 2021, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97
Replies: 85
Views: 4716

Re: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97

What I don’t know for certain but suspect about GR v R in the LdH reds is that it’s a barrel selection process by the family as to what goes into R and GR. I don’t know if they also feel certain spots are better than others within a fairly large vineyard. Maria LdH implied this barrel selection in ...

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