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by John J
September 21st, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 45
Views: 3937

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Got a couple bottles of Dujac Charmes and some other things at a good price.
by John J
September 20th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gerard Raphet Question - what's Cuvee Unique?
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Gerard Raphet Question - what's Cuvee Unique?

I have noticed some older Arlaud wines carry the "Cuvee Unique" name. So this denotes same juice but different oak treatment of the same wine?
by John J
September 19th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 70
Views: 4449

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

I live in the Tampa Bay area. Awesome to be able to pop in for an early dinner at the bar. The deals for red burg are still there if you look, but the true gems in value are in other areas (ex. american syrah). Somm. Eric Renault is undefeated in finding to something at my price point to make me smi...
by John J
September 12th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères
Replies: 4
Views: 331

TN: 2011 Domaine Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

2011 Domaine Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet (9/12/2019) Always a pleasure to have any of Ramonet's wine in a glass, and this was no exception. In relation to other 'Les Enseigneres' I have had, this was elegant and a bit reserved. A...
by John J
September 5th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone grab any of the 2004 Daniel-Etienne Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys?
by John J
September 4th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FranceCave Shipping Damage
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: FranceCave Shipping Damage

I would ask for a replacement. Too expensive of an appliance for that kind of damage.
by John J
September 4th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Blanc Clos de la Rue
Replies: 0
Views: 122

TN: 2015 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Blanc Clos de la Rue

2015 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Blanc Clos de la Rue - France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur (9/4/2019) The nose had prominent lanolin with subtle green apple notes. This wine was so well defined and expressive from the beginning. It presented a chalky minerality with green apple, stone fruit and c...
by John J
September 4th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Ultramarine
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Ultramarine

Will take a bottle at release price + shipping if anyone wants to share. just want to see what the hype is about, without paying Krug prices :D For your reference that's about $100+shipping you are offering, (bottle price for this release is about 100 with tax and shipping to buyer factored in). My...
by John J
September 4th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 45
Views: 3937

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Great stuff in the collection for auction. Good to know its from a Berserker's cellar!
by John J
September 4th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3346

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Vote for '96,'00, and definitely '08 for reds
by John J
September 3rd, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 54
Views: 3425

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

In for a six pack. Wish I was offered a mag.
by John J
September 1st, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1469

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

1996 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne took my premox virginity.
by John J
August 27th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 54
Views: 3425

Ultramarine Save the Day

Just got the email. Heads up because last years "Save the Day' email went to my junk mail folder last year

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by John J
August 26th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Barolo/Barbaresco should I open?
Replies: 23
Views: 1346

Re: Which Barolo/Barbaresco should I open?

another vote for the Produttori Del Barbaresco 2014
by John J
August 24th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 147
Views: 6405

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Howard Cooper wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 8:14 pm
The only issue with Chardonnay is that it is grown outside Burgundy and Chablis.
I do not disagree ... but some do

by John J
August 11th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet (8/11/2019) Ripe peach fruits are trimmed with aniseed spice. It is full, rich and sappy and is a big Puligny, but possesses the usual Ramonet elegance and lightness of touch. Length i...
by John J
August 11th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet (8/11/2019) Ripe peach fruits are trimmed with aniseed spice. It is full, rich and sappy and is a big Puligny, but possesses the usual Ramonet elegance and lightness of touch. Length i...
by John J
August 8th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

And now the Vilmart offer [cry.gif] Envoyer is a straight crackhouse.
by John J
August 7th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8026

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

For those of you asking about shipping wines from the UK, I have dealt with three shippers. The best by far is Connoisseur International. Good rates, good follow up and if there is a problem, they have dealt with it quickly and hassle free. My contact is Nick Terry, a very nice guy, if you discount...
by John J
August 7th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

C Chen wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Whenever I see '08 Veuve at that price, I want it. Then I tell myself it's Veuve and to put that money towards '08 Dom/Cristal. Then I mildly regret not buying '08 Veuve.

Repeat cycle.
How is ‘08 Veuve?
by John J
August 7th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Got one of the Guiberteau Brézé mags.
by John J
August 6th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères
Replies: 1
Views: 203

TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet (8/6/2019) Always impressed by wine from this lieu-dit as it more than not punches above its village weight. Reductive at first on nose giving way to citrus and honey notes. Very express...
by John J
August 5th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Aonair Cabernet
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: Aonair Cabernet

Bump for price reduction
by John J
August 5th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: TN: 2000 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano

19 years isn't considered "long haul", huh? Must be long agers. I should have started buying Produttori in my 20s! Sounds like a delicious bottle. I was actually looking into buying some of the 2013 or 2014 today. Any thoughts on which is the better vintage? I have had bottles of their normale from...
by John J
August 5th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4438

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

Even though sometimes the ‘nectar and ambrosia’ posted may be out of my league, I enjoy seeing what other people drink. I think a good number of people that frequent such wine are pretty honest about the quality of what they drink. This and cellar tracker are valuable resources for me personally, es...
by John J
August 4th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone else come across a bretty Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Has anyone else come across a bretty Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Opened an ‘82 several weeks ago and a good amount of Brett.
by John J
August 4th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Tenuta San Leonardo San Leonardo
Replies: 5
Views: 285

TN: 1996 Tenuta San Leonardo San Leonardo

1996 Tenuta San Leonardo San Leonardo - Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Trentino, Vallagarina IGT (8/4/2019) This was very elegant and vegetal on the palate. Pretty complex with good acidity. Green peppercorn, bell pepper, and earth prominent throughout the experience. This was a very expressive and go...
by John J
August 4th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano
Replies: 8
Views: 613

TN: 2000 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano

2000 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (8/4/2019) The last Produtorri mag I opened was a major disappointment. So hopes were high that this would be a good bottle. This was gorgeous from the start. The always welcomed notes of flowers an...
by John J
July 30th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2480

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Todd Hamina wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 10:51 am
Come see me. I'm in Mcminnville as well. And we are a co op, so you could taste a handful of other wineries too.
Was nice to finally put a face to the wine at Woodard Wine last week my man.
by John J
July 30th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Joe Chanley wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Mattstolz wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 2:56 pm
does anyone feel like there have been less emails since the new website launched?
Significantly less for me. Probably not a bad thing.
My wallet appreciates it 😂
by John J
July 15th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 39
Views: 2183

Re: Hisense Cooler unit - any knowledge or experience?

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH! THAT Unit IS not for me. I cannot thank you enough. The cooling unit will go in my condo which after 38 years of living in homes, I am now in an air condition apartment. Thank you again. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29900&hilit=Vinotemp This th...
by John J
July 8th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2461

James Molesworth on Natural wine

by John J
June 28th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon
Replies: 47
Views: 2656

Re: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon

Bilicart Rose is winery direct
by John J
June 21st, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Aonair Cabernet
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Aonair Cabernet

Several bottles of Aonair wine for sale. 2015 Aonair Wines Mountains Proprietary Reserve X 3 $60 2014 Aonair Wines Mountains Proprietary Reserve x 4 $60 2015 Aonair Wines Mountains Proprietary Reserve x 1 $60 $475 for all eight Would prefer to do local face to face Tampa Bay Area transaction, but ou...
by John J
May 30th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 4789

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Howard Cooper wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 1:02 pm

1997 Rousseau Chambertin $295 x2 BH 91
This hurts my feelings ...
by John J
May 29th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone put in an ask on the Fontanafredda Barolo offer?
by John J
May 28th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave worth the price?
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: Eurocave worth the price?

Wasted money on several fridges before my current Eurocave. Expensive but a solid product.
by John J
May 23rd, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 Portuguese wines, not Port?
Replies: 30
Views: 1478

Re: Age-worthy, classic Portugese wines, not Port?

Recently had a 1994 Caves São João Cabernet Sauvignon Quinta do Poço do Lobo that was like a comparable mature Bordeaux. Worth searching out.
by John J
May 14th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Les Motelles
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Les Motelles

Yes and Yes. Very accessible and short decant. The Breze Chenin is great as well
by John J
May 12th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Les Motelles
Replies: 3
Views: 297

TN: 2016 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Les Motelles

2016 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Les Motelles - France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur (5/12/2019) Very ‘Burgundian’ touch on this wine. Red fruit and some cab franc herbaceousness, but very elegant. Excellent acidity. I am becoming a very big fan of Guiberteau’s wines. Very good bottle of wine. ...
by John J
May 5th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11710
Views: 559200

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Les Motelles
2015 Domaine Guiberteau Coteaux de Saumur Blanc Brézé
by John J
May 3rd, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo
Replies: 1
Views: 218

TN: 2008 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo

2008 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (5/3/2019) Any year that Produttori bottles the single vineyard riservas is a treat and this one is no exception. From a cooler vintage, this one is a decade into its life and still is very much about ...
by John J
April 29th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking
Replies: 34
Views: 3760

Re: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking

They have a storefront on Gandy here in Tampa. In addition to the usual California fare, they have a pretty fair selection of from Beaujolais, white burgundy and Loire.

I needed to subscribe to their mailing list. I never knew he was so tortured 😂
by John J
April 28th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pitching in to buy a rare bottle (questions?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1203

Re: Pitching in to buy a rare bottle (questions?)

Making sure everyone understands pouring etiquette and the possibility of winning the corked wine lottery, it will prepare you and your friends for a great experience. I have a friend that is new to wine that always sees the large bowl of a Burgundy ballon as an invitation to drain the bottle.
by John J
April 28th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé
Replies: 41
Views: 2784

Re: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

I always grab these when available. I don’t know if I would pay $100 a bottle on release for it.
by John J
April 28th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Castelgiocondo (Marchesi de' Frescobaldi) Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 0
Views: 115

TN: 2005 Castelgiocondo (Marchesi de' Frescobaldi) Brunello di Montalcino

2005 Castelgiocondo (Marchesi de' Frescobaldi) Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (4/28/2019) PnP. Initially, this was pretty one dimensional with just red cherry on the nose and palate. After about an hour, some candied cherry and chocolate appeared on the ...
by John J
April 27th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Domaine Michel Gaunoux Beaune (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune)
Replies: 5
Views: 380

TN: 1993 Domaine Michel Gaunoux Beaune (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune)

1993 Domaine Michel Gaunoux Beaune - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune (4/27/2019) This 1993 Village Beaune from Michel Gaunoux does a good job of relaying the story of a good vintage with difficulties in the vineyard and cellar. From the opening pour, the dominating aspect of this wine was ...
by John J
April 18th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anybody familiar with the 2008
Domaine Louis Remy Latricières-Chambertin
offered today?
by John J
April 15th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 21
Views: 1504

Re: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

Had a '99 Groffier Bonne Mare earlier this year that was still pretty primary. Delicious but still could use some years.

1999 was Burgundy's highest yield vintage in the 20th century and of excellent quality.

I was thinking ....what would be a comparable vintage for this century so far?

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