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by Nick Ellis
March 17th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB turning off the lights...
Replies: 24
Views: 1635

Re: PLCB turning off the lights...

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And our last. This guy just can’t shut the f&*k up.

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by Nick Ellis
March 17th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB turning off the lights...
Replies: 24
Views: 1635

Re: PLCB turning off the lights...

I don't know diddly squat about Internal Medicine, but for years I have been nursing a layman's vague impression that if an alcoholic's metabolism has .... At a minimum, I can imagine there being tens of thousands of alcoholics getting the delirium tremens & running around terrorizing neighborhoods...
by Nick Ellis
March 17th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB turning off the lights...
Replies: 24
Views: 1635

Re: PLCB turning off the lights...

If I understand the implications correctly, all PA citizens will be prohibited from buying wine and spirits meanwhile, even if from out of state. I don't know diddly squat about Internal Medicine, but for years I have been nursing a layman's vague impression that if an alcoholic's metabolism has .....
by Nick Ellis
March 15th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5051

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

1988(?) Renaissance Cabernet. I think this wine was made by a cult, and it had a label that said “Cheap grocery store wine”, but it was actually quite good.
by Nick Ellis
March 13th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roald Dahl’s short story Taste
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Roald Dahl’s short story Taste

I read this in high school and immediately became intrigued by wine. I think there was another story in the same book about a rich guy who gets duped into buying Spanish swill that is masquerading as Bordeaux. Rudy must have read that one.
by Nick Ellis
March 4th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones
Replies: 28
Views: 2009

Re: TN: Northern Rhones

c fu wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 2:30 pm
You know what's worse than CHapoutier's reds? Their whites. *shivers down my spine*
So true. My local supermarket had the 2014 Chapoutier La Bernadine priced as generic CdR. I think the CdR might have been better.
by Nick Ellis
March 4th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones
Replies: 28
Views: 2009

Re: TN: Northern Rhones

Classic Davy! I think it is worth warning you about a few producers worth avoiding like dysentery. For some reason Chapoutier do not get the press they deserve. They deserve to be panned for making piss-boring wines of utter tedium and yet no one seems brave enough to stand up and say this. At the ...
by Nick Ellis
March 4th, 2020, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 154
Views: 8557

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Opening a magnum of 1997 Couly-Dutheil Chinon Clos de l'Echo on superbowl sunday... Never had it will report... I opened a 2003 Clos de l’Echo Crescendo last night. Very young and vibrant despite almost 17 years of age. This is my first experience with this producer, and I think this is their best ...
by Nick Ellis
March 3rd, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones
Replies: 28
Views: 2009

Re: TN: Northern Rhones

Mike:

I think they are a little bit modern and I’ve been underwhelmed by the few bottles I’ve tried. Please see the link below to see what Davy Strange thinks:

http://elitistreview.com/2011/01/08/a-g ... producers/
by Nick Ellis
March 2nd, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5211

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

How about Heitz Napa for the $80 and Bobby O’s aforementioned Baudry Granges for the $20?

Good luck trying to find a ringer to compete with the Ridge.
by Nick Ellis
February 29th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12978
Views: 632026

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2015 Roches Neuves SamChamp Franc De Pied x 6
2016 Huet Clos du Bourg Moelleux x 2
by Nick Ellis
February 18th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 53
Views: 4791

Re: Mountain Lions

David Glasser wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Bdklein wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Scott G r u n e r wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 7:27 am

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But did Penthouse publish your letter?

Lemme guess... you escaped in true Wine Berserker fashion by braining her with the bottle of Rombauer?
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Rombauer!
by Nick Ellis
February 18th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal on Lumpp
Replies: 15
Views: 1614

Re: Deal on Lumpp

Tom: Welcome to the board, and I just wanted to say that I love your newsletter. Honesty in retail is so refreshing. Board: Both my transactions with Craft&Curd have been fantastic, and despite his claim that he’s mainly focused on bad California wine, I got awesome deals on the aforementioned Lumpp...
by Nick Ellis
February 18th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal on Lumpp
Replies: 15
Views: 1614

Re: Deal on Lumpp

I bought some of this thanks to the Burgundy Value thread from earlier this month (https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=167065&hilit=Lumpp#p2901127), and opened one today. I think this is my first Lumpp, but it’s definitely one of the best Pinots I’ve had from south of the Côte d...
by Nick Ellis
February 15th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dom. J. Voillot 2012 Volnay 1er cru Champan
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Dom. J. Voillot 2012 Volnay 1er cru Champan

That wine list is amazing. I’d eat there every night if I lived in Shreveport, and I have no idea if the food is any good.
by Nick Ellis
February 14th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6039

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

Chenin Blanc, particularly Huet Vouvray. All 3 vineyards produce brilliant wines in all manner of sweetness, which age spectacularly. +1 on this. I’m drinking a 16 Le Mont Sec right now, and it is a show stopper. This is like Dauvissat/Raveneau level good, and it set me back around $40. As others h...
by Nick Ellis
January 27th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Campesino Cellars Rhone the Winter Blues Away (2016 ALINA SOLD OUT)
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Campesino Cellars Rhone the Winter Blues Away

I purchased a case of Alina last year, and both my wife and I loved it (which almost never happens with white wine). Easily my favorite purchase of 2019.

I’m in for a case of the Isa and Baybos this year.
by Nick Ellis
January 7th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 3829

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

08, 09, & 11 Langhe. I’ve enjoyed these vintages, and good deals seem to sporadically pop up. I also might live long enough for them to actually reach maturity.
by Nick Ellis
January 3rd, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The greatest wine purchase ever
Replies: 24
Views: 3377

Re: The greatest wine purchase ever

36 bottles of 61 La Chapelle
by Nick Ellis
December 28th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3604

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

This is another tangent, but my perception is that while climate change has advantaged some historically less-successful sites, the higher-appellations remain the best sites: they are the best not because they are simply the warmest or most exposed to the sun, but because they are most buffered : i...
by Nick Ellis
December 27th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3604

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

Something that didn’t come close to answering the OP I do not disagree that GC > 1er > Village in such a tasting. My question is... if a 1er wine would handled with the same resources and focus as the GC, would it close the gap? if they are already treated the same, then that answers the question.....
by Nick Ellis
December 16th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily #6
Replies: 29
Views: 2925

Re: Andremily #6

Michael Fess wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Received the offer as well today. Took my lone 3 pack of the Mourvedre. Left the Syrah.
I got the leftover email today too. Mind if I ask why you passed on the Syrah for the Mourvedre? I was trending the opposite direction.
by Nick Ellis
December 13th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2276

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

2011 Olga Picasses Very earthy with tobacco, thyme and other herbal notes. There are plums and other fruits, but this wine is overwhelmed by the savory elements. It really comes alive with flank steak, and probably with any other piece of red meat you can throw at it. When I opened it, I’m reminded ...
by Nick Ellis
December 13th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 277
Views: 7803

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 5:05 am
This evolving and expanding producer gets air-play on this Board.


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Thierry Germain, possibly Terres Chaudes?

Or Franc de Pied
by Nick Ellis
December 11th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2276

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

2DFBDB4D-6B56-40DA-8DF2-7E605542B053.jpeg Tasted like Pepiere. Huh? OK, I guess I did say "anything goes" That was meant to be a placeholder; here’s something slightly better: “Pepiere Muscadet is one of the most consistent wines I’ve ever had. You can always count on adequate acidity to go along w...
by Nick Ellis
December 11th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2276

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

1995 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos du Chêne Vert Archetype nose of mature, classic Loire Cab Franc, big wafts of sous bois, wet earth, wild red fruits, some ashiness, and an old barn with cobwebs. Palate is light, airy, fresh, tart red fruits, cranberries, red raspberries and earth tones. Really great...
by Nick Ellis
December 11th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2276

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

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Dog plus wine pics are $$$$
As I’m not from the NE or Florida, and my only Pepiere was a Muscadet, a retriever was the most valuable thing I could add to this thread. :)
by Nick Ellis
December 9th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 277
Views: 7803

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Dustin Buchko wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 9:07 pm
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by Nick Ellis
December 9th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 277
Views: 7803

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Josh Grossman wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Nick Ellis wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Castellare is my all time favorite label. (HT Jim Stewart).

Here’s my entry...not their primary bottling (French)
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Well done to both of you!
by Nick Ellis
December 9th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 277
Views: 7803

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Castellare is my all time favorite label. (HT Jim Stewart).

Here’s my entry...not their primary bottling (French)
by Nick Ellis
December 9th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: 2016 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie

I agree that once the oak is neutralized, Gaillard makes some really enjoyable wine. They were selling their base Cote Rotie for €40 ex-cellar when I visited in 2017, which begs the question, “What in the ghost of Marius Gentaz are the cool kids spending €1200/bottle on these days in the Northern Rh...
by Nick Ellis
December 9th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2414

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

2010 Biggio Hamina Pinot Deux Vert: Light ruby color with an herbaceous quality on the nose. Red fruits, Asian spice and some stems on the palate. Could easily be confused with Burgundy or even Northern Rhône. I love what Todd has done with this vineyard. From L-R we have a Riley (skittish but lovin...
by Nick Ellis
November 5th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Shake your Medoc booty!)
Replies: 946
Views: 46314

Re: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)

Finally, Christmas cake is a very specific kind of cake. You have to age them for months in a cool, dark place for months before you can put marzipan and icing on them. I do not know anything else about them because I think they have the texture and composition of what vegan poo might be like. Davy...
by Nick Ellis
November 3rd, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys
Replies: 70
Views: 4532

Re: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys

They clearly didn’t pay Laube and co. enough of a bribe.
by Nick Ellis
October 31st, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 3026

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

It's quite funny how some people get very serious with even the light hearted fun type polls. Yes, it can be a bit weird actually. Obviously no one is going to grab a bottle of wine in preference to a family member, a pet, or probably even an iPhone. Pets definitely get a spot in the car next to th...
by Nick Ellis
July 20th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Provence trip
Replies: 16
Views: 3147

Re: Provence trip

Domaine Trévallon is halfway between Arles and Avignon. Not sure if there is anything else worth visiting close by, but tasting the individual components of Trévallon in cask was one of the wine highlights of my time in Provence.
by Nick Ellis
May 23rd, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourgogne-Aligoté
Replies: 22
Views: 1742

Re: Bourgogne-Aligoté

Èpoisses aromas in a wine? You’re a brave man Stas!

I had Bouzerons from Julian Cruchandeau and de Villaine this month. Silly values at less than $30; this is my new favorite white.
by Nick Ellis
March 18th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1875

Re: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?

Tar & Roses
by Nick Ellis
March 16th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to know why you can't ship wine to your state?
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: Want to know why you can't ship wine to your state?

It seems to mirror population size generally, along with a few states with SEC membership thrown in at the top. Agree that California and Texas are quite high.
by Nick Ellis
March 12th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post wines that tastes like cheese please!
Replies: 26
Views: 1280

Re: Post wines that tastes like cheese please!

I once had a Barral Faugeres that tasted like cow$hit and Époisses, but I don’t think that was intentional.

Side note, don’t ship natural wines from Florida retailers in June.
by Nick Ellis
March 9th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Gaja Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: TN: 1991 Gaja Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

This was my first experience with Nebbiolo back in 1995 and it was my benchmark wine from the Langhe for many years (much better than a punishingly unenjoyable and prematurely opened 1990 Giacosa Falleto di Serralunga Red Label in 1997). I’m not surprised that is past it’s prime in 2019, but it was ...
by Nick Ellis
March 7th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs -- ANSELMANN EDESHEIMER ROSENGARTEN RIESLING BEERENAUSLESE
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: TNs -- ANSELMANN EDESHEIMER ROSENGARTEN RIESLING BEERENAUSLESE

Charlie Gierling wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 12:54 am
One of those big, flat vineyards in Pfalz https://weinlagen-info.de/#lage_id=974
419 Hectares. I’m guessing it isn’t a monopole.
by Nick Ellis
March 4th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burglary bait
Replies: 21
Views: 1908

Re: Burglary bait

Ian S wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Maybe it is bait. Could be the beginning of a sting operation. There's been some high end wine theft in the news the last few years.
Like “Bait Car”, but for degenrate winos.
by Nick Ellis
March 4th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burglary bait
Replies: 21
Views: 1908

Re: Burglary bait

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Kings-County-NY/89074295_zpid/581_rid/priced_sort/40.820045,-73.642388,40.489259,-74.232903_rect/10_zm/ Nice to show the stuff at this address: 360 Furman St APT 1216, Brooklyn, NY https://photos.zillowstatic.com/cc_ft_960/ISesmg60eibp051000000000.webp $16MM fo...
by Nick Ellis
March 2nd, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11411
Views: 426504

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

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Jean Dauvissat 2014 Cote de Lechet. Full of minerals.
by Nick Ellis
February 22nd, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your 'Wonder Grape'?
Replies: 62
Views: 2239

Re: What's your 'Wonder Grape'?

The Piedmontese odd birds have always been close to my heart. The delicate Pelaverga, the lean and stern Grignolino, the sinewy and lean Nascetta, the fleshy yet structured Timorasso... Also Freisas tend to offer much better bang for the buck than Langhe Nebbiolos. I’d add Ruchè to that list, and I...
by Nick Ellis
February 21st, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Cuchet Beliando Cornas
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: TN: 2000 Cuchet Beliando Cornas

Awesome note (as was the Heitz).

Side note, my browser is currently littered with ads for Golden Retriever puppies. I’m more of a Lab guy, but aren’t you a Golden owner?
by Nick Ellis
February 20th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biggio Hamina notes
Replies: 21
Views: 1971

Re: Biggio Hamina notes

Todd Hamina wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 11:33 am
My wines really are never going to win a blind tasting...
Not true. B-H outclasses more “prestigious” wines wines at my house every time I open one (blind and not).

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