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by John J
January 16th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet

alan weinberg wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 11:33 am
looks like it was pretty cold. Sounds good, though.
Yes :) We initially overchilled it
by John J
January 16th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1961

Re: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020

RIP. Respect for a long and notable life. 1985 Clos des Chenes was one of the the wines what turned me into a Burgundy lover.
by John J
January 16th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet
Replies: 3
Views: 242

TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet

2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet (1/16/2020) Pretty evident menthol on the nose with delicious stone fruit and fine minerality. Acidity not as vibrant as other Ramonet village wines I have had, but I suspect this may be vintage r...
by John J
January 15th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 2071

Re: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart

2004 was an excellent vintage for Red Burgundy? Dunno about that one.
by John J
January 9th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 80
Views: 5309

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

Francois Carillon Bourgogne Blanc
by John J
January 5th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

Folatières comes from Terre Folle, wines that were faster approachable than many other premier crus in Puligny. Off course there are exceptions. This wasn't part of the domaine Louis Carillon but an acquisition of François in 2010. I have not had the opportunity to try any of his brother’s offering...
by John J
January 3rd, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
Replies: 4
Views: 612

TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru (1/3/2020) Although he and his brother split the family domaine some years ago, his lineup of wines from top to bottom are incredibly solid. One of his 1er Cru offerings a...
by John J
January 2nd, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes
Replies: 26
Views: 1160

Re: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes

I have a similar experience. I have had several Hudelot and Bachelet from '13 over the past couple months. Still very primary with pretty firm acidity is what sticks in my memory from those bottles.
by John J
December 31st, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2034

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

‘08 Dom
NV Selosse Initial
by John J
December 31st, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Raveneau MDT
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Re: 2014 Raveneau MDT

Thanks for the note. I have a couple but have resisted popping one. Cheers 🥂
by John J
December 31st, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Raveneau MDT
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Re: 2014 Raveneau MDT

Any notes? How was it?
by John J
December 30th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1986 Faiveley Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 5
Views: 421

TN: 1986 Faiveley Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

1986 Faiveley Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru (12/30/2019) I am a pretty big fan of this vineyard. One of my great pleasures of collecting wine is running across old vintages from this monopole. 1986 was one of the lesser v...
by John J
December 26th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa:wallys
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

Re: Psa:wallys

Is there a link?
by John J
December 14th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?
Replies: 44
Views: 2065

Re: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?

I dont know if you participated, but the recently completed HA auction had some downright steals.
by John J
December 12th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paying for Lennie Kravitz on my 2008 Dom
Replies: 15
Views: 955

Re: Paying for Lennie Kravitz on my 2008 Dom

That's a candle/candleholder. Wally's is selling it signed for $3650.
by John J
December 6th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "NFL Wine Guy"
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

Re: "NFL Wine Guy"

Cool story. Wish they went into a bit more into what he likes to drink. Thanks for sharing the article.
by John J
November 30th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgundy Village Wines !
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: 2005 Burgundy Village Wines !

I opened an ‘05 village Vögue a couple weeks ago and was struck on how fresh and primary it was out the bottle for a ~15 yo wine. ‘05 may end up being one of the near ‘immortal’ Burgundy vintages.
by John J
November 30th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Glass Rinser
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Delta Glass Rinser

Anything is a great replacement for that soap dispenser that nobody ever uses! This looks like something that's a cute solution to a problem that doesn't exist, i.e. rinsing your glasses. It would be useful for me. My dishwasher is always too full for me to feel comfortable putting the glasses in t...
by John J
November 30th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Glass Rinser
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Delta Glass Rinser

Anyone have one of these? For a hundred bucks, it looks like a great replacement for the sink soap dispenser.

https://www.deltafaucet.com/md/design-i ... r-features
by John J
November 26th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 3002

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Had the Laflaive Macon Verzy on Thursday. Very big meyer lemon drop but balanced and approachable. Quite delicious after 30 minutes or so. Still at $65, overpriced! This was $35, is $65 the going tariff now? At $35 it was high end Macon with Lafon, $65 seems way too high to me unless it's on a wine...
by John J
November 24th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2494

Re: Barolo recs

For accessible wines at reasonable prices that show some site character, I'd suggest: - '14 Burlotto Barolo (the base wine, not the single vineyard designations). '15 is probably showing well now, if likely less elegant than the lighter '14. Both can be had for less than $50 - '12 Roagna Langhe. It...
by John J
November 24th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2494

Re: Barolo recs

I think reaching out to other expressions of Nebbiolo is also a good idea. 10-20 yo Produttori Reserva Barberesco is easy to find, delicious, and great QPR for what you get in the bottle. Also, as mentioned above, wines form Alto Piemonte are good and relatively cheap. I have a feeling once people f...
by John J
November 24th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2494

Re: Barolo recs

Don’t know what your price point for trying some Barolo, but Vajra’s Albe Barolo is a pretty available and usually accessible early that is a good wine at a great price point. If you want to spend some cash, maybe an ‘11 or another early accessible vintage from some of the better modern producers. I...
by John J
November 23rd, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Alain Hudelot-Noëllat Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: TN: 2016 Alain Hudelot-Noëllat Chambolle-Musigny

One of my favorite producers. Thanks for the note.
by John J
November 21st, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 78
Views: 4782

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 2:59 pm
No madness, Victor, just total bliss....


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How long do let your wine ‘rest’ before opening one.
by John J
November 20th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 189
Views: 16619

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose x 4 for $240 before taxes
by John J
November 20th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc?
Replies: 1
Views: 459

DRC Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc?

In their last ZCollection online auction, Zachys offered two bottles of 2008 DRC Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc. I was able to find some notes on cellartracker but no background on the bottling. Curious about the story. Anyone have any insight on this?
by John J
November 20th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice Needed: Young Nervi
Replies: 14
Views: 1186

Re: Advice Needed: Young Nervi

I know these can have a long life. But how long do you usually cellar Gattinara? I imagine similar apogee as Barbaresco.
by John J
November 18th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4213

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

It struck me last night that I might have too much wine. Or, I have too much wine that needs 10+ years. Perhaps both. Even though I just bought another 300-bottle fridge, with everything coming in this week and next, plus the deliveries last week, it is full. All my off-site lockers and my other fr...
by John J
November 18th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66571

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

From the 10/18 cellar offering, I recently had the '05 Burguet Vosne and it was delicious.
by John J
November 14th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Place to buy a good cold bottle of Champagne in Naples Fl?
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Place to buy a good cold bottle of Champagne in Naples Fl?

Couple of places in Naples I can rec. I dont know their location in relation to the airport Naples Wine Collection https://napleswinecollection.com/sparkling-champagne/ Natural Wine https://peter-rizzo-5klw.squarespace.com/ Fairways Wine Vault https://fairwayswinevault.com/ Enjoy your trip. The weat...
by John J
November 14th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys
Replies: 24
Views: 4275

Re: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys

Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully they will continue to drop prices.
by John J
November 12th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comte Georges de Vogüé Dinner (Manila: 2nd May 2019).
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: Comte Georges de Vogüé Dinner (Manila: 2nd May 2019).

Looks like an incredible dinner. Thanks for sharing 🥂
by John J
November 6th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100
Replies: 50
Views: 2814

Re: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100

Socciando Mallet?
by John J
October 26th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Withdrawn
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Aonair Cabernet

Bump
by John J
October 19th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave source?
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Eurocave source?

cjsavino wrote:
October 19th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Wine enthusiast
That’s the only authorized dealer in the US
by John J
October 16th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party
Replies: 42
Views: 1628

Re: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party

Frappato and/or Nero D’Avola
by John J
October 16th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 41
Views: 2256

Re: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I literally have a over a case of Caymus in my bedroom closet. When people hear I enjoy wine, this is the bottle I am usually gifted.
by John J
October 9th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Withdrawn
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Aonair Cabernet

bump
by John J
October 7th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2404

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

Birth year Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Mondavi Reserve

It don’t get more American than that my man...
by John J
October 7th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old NYT article on Salon
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Old NYT article on Salon

https://www.nytimes.com/1987/11/18/gard ... t-100.html

Interesting opinion on what was "expensive" for a bottle of wine at the time.

BTW: $100 had the spending power of ~$225 today.
by John J
October 6th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66571

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

The latest Raveneau offing just gave me a nosebleed lol
by John J
October 3rd, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: TN: 2016 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

If its anything like the '15 its a beauty. Thanks for the note.
by John J
October 3rd, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1118
Views: 58110

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 6:28 am
So I am now expediting my shipment, paid an up-charge for a thermal liner and morning delivery. Bummer that it's still warm in FL, but don't wanna pay what will be a $500 tariff on a single case.
Yup, Looks like weather wont break for Florida shipping until mid-Nov
by John J
September 30th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From sommelier to homeless....
Replies: 10
Views: 2133

Re: From sommelier to homeless....

Hate the sin love the sinner. I pray he finds stability in his life.

Thanks for sharing the article.
by John J
September 29th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Arlaud Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Arlaud Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes

Love their wines. Not hard to backfill at reasonable prices with this Domaine.
by John J
September 22nd, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7535

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Also, I did not see any photos. Prior to an auction, I have emailed to request photos for wines from the 70s, and they have supplied them in advance. Heritage has been good at accurately detailing condition, and I have opted to buying items more recently released, so I don't ask anymore. But, that'...
by John J
September 21st, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7535

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: 579

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: 72
Views: 5212

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...

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