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by JLee
September 19th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 49
Views: 2771

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

For those that have a Pungo, how many bottles can you go through on one cartridge? Mine never seems to have made it through 3 bottles. I have sent it back to Pungo multiple times and their attempts to fix it did not help. Other than that I like it. 3-4? If I have less than 1/3 of the bottle left I ...
by JLee
September 18th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 49
Views: 2771

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

I've had extremely consistent results with a pungo even when the wine is pungoed for weeks. That said I only use it on one bottle at a time, I don't remove the pungo and plug the bottle with the cap provided. I also don't use it for any bottles with significant sediment. I've never used a Coravin bu...
by JLee
September 5th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reviews of reviewers
Replies: 19
Views: 1779

Re: Reviews of reviewers

If you haven't seen it, I remember reading an email circulated by someone in the French wine business "rating" various Bordeaux critics, with accompanying notes. I can't find the post through search, although I know it was discussed on this forum. I've found one or two reviewers that line up with my...
by JLee
September 5th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doudet Naudin Corton Charlemagne 1995 and lobstah!
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Doudet Naudin Corton Charlemagne 1995 and lobstah!

Awesome. Never had this producer I don't think. For my palate, white burgundy usually needs a decent pairing to shine.
by JLee
September 1st, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 63
Views: 2666

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

That is great that you still find things so charming. My daughter is a student at one local school district and my wife is a teacher in another. But what they experience must not be real if you can’t find it on Google. True, gridlock currently doesn’t extend much beyond Issaquah. Give it a few year...
by JLee
September 1st, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 63
Views: 2666

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

I would recommend you not move back to the Seattle area at all. Having lived here for 56 years, it greatly pains me just how ruined the Puget Sound area has become even in the last 20 years (the tech boom era). Over-population has fundamentally erased the incredible beauty and open space that this ...
by JLee
August 26th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?
Replies: 35
Views: 2836

Re: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?

I don't find any producer similar to Krug, including Charles Heidsieck (although the NV I've had from them were disgorged in the last few years) or Vilmart. I would say the same for a lot of champagnes though, including Taittinger CDC, Cristal, and Clos de Goisses. Houses often have specific recogni...
by JLee
August 20th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a "size bonus" in wine scores?
Replies: 51
Views: 2169

Re: Is there a "size bonus" in wine scores?

I don't think it's fair to poo poo on lovers of a certain style. Burgundy scores are that way because they're extremely hierarchical. Bertheau Charmes is rarely going to be rated higher, if ever, than its amoureuses, which is rarely, if ever, going to be rated than Roumier's, and so on to down the v...
by JLee
July 23rd, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne Domaine
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: TN: 2016 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne Domaine

I'm drinking the '11 of this tonight and it's on point, good acidity and plenty of rocky material. Not at all flabby. I do remember not liking the '09 nearly as much, had some kind of lanolin/waxy thing going on and that was a really ripe vintage. I also had the '16 Meursault Perrieres earlier this ...
by JLee
July 21st, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mondavi Reserve '92
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Mondavi Reserve '92

Have you tried the 85' by chance? If so, thoughts? I haven't. I had an '85 Dunn a month or so ago that was in a decent spot and I didn't regret opening it then. so '87 was good I assume? Been saving mine and may finally pop it open this year. The '87 is my personal benchmark for 80s cali cab. It's ...
by JLee
July 20th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mondavi Reserve '92
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Mondavi Reserve '92

Been running through a few 80s cali cabs during lockdown with lamb off the grill and this is the youngest so far. Surprisingly youthful. It's a serviceable drink;mostly one note but with a herbal undertone. Not much identifiable character otherwise. It's not what would be called modern but the alcoh...
by JLee
July 4th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1496
Views: 99376

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Krug GC 163. Better than I remembered a few years ago but not one of the better recent GCs.
by JLee
June 14th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White burgs TNs
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: White burgs TNs

Lamy has at least some of his wines under DIAM as of the 2016 vintage.
by JLee
June 6th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Sociando Mallet Cuvee Jean Gautreau
Replies: 24
Views: 1250

Re: 2000 Sociando Mallet Cuvee Jean Gautreau

I had a couple bottles of the normal 2000 over the last year or so and I thought it wasn't excessively green and it was a good value.

This coming from someone who's never been able to finish a glass of chinon for greenness.
by JLee
June 4th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1460

Re: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?

I usually add mustard before roasting.
by JLee
June 3rd, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 11455

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

I buy a case fairly frequently of wines that I consider to be good values. Pepiere Briods, Lumpp 1er Crus, Vilmart Rubis NV, German rieslings etc. I like variety but if the value is compelling I try to jump on it. I wouldn't buy them if I thought they'd be on the downslope within 5 years though. Les...
by JLee
May 26th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14448
Views: 708733

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Was inspired by some threads here... This site is a bad influence. 12x 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 6x 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet Clos du Cailleret 6x 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet Les Ruchottes 6x 2017 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevalier 12x 2001 Prum Wehlener Sonnenuh...
by JLee
May 25th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Hubert Lamy Puligny-Montrachet Les Tremblots Cuvée Haute Densité
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: TN: 2016 Hubert Lamy Puligny-Montrachet Les Tremblots Cuvée Haute Densité

I had the '16 Derriere Chez Edouard HD within the last few weeks. It was pretty similar to your note for the Tremblots.

It was also DIAM 10, don't know when they started that but I don't recall seeing those before on Lamy wines.
by JLee
May 25th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Pierre Peters les Chétillons Cuvée Speciale BdB
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: TN: 2002 Pierre Peters les Chétillons Cuvée Speciale BdB

My last bottle of '02 Comtes, maybe a month ago, also didn't show very well. A pity as I loved that wine.
by JLee
May 18th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 4244

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

Thanks for posting this William. Great content. Clos Vougeot would be my vote if that were feasible.
by JLee
May 17th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large Burg Houses
Replies: 24
Views: 1374

Re: Large Burg Houses

I love old faiveley. The style is rustic but many turn out to be excellent wines with enough time. Combe d orveau is my favorite of their wines and it ages very well. That said they've been inconsistent. I've had some very poor examples of other faiveley wines, especially from the 90s. I haven't had...
by JLee
May 16th, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pungo--a Coravin alternative
Replies: 156
Views: 13836

Re: Pungo--a Coravin alternative

Is there explosion risk with the Pungo? I've used mine for 30+ cartridges without incident. It does occasionally hiss.
by JLee
May 12th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8828
Views: 1319957

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

First, that's quite clearly his point. Second (?), the question, again, is not whether fraud occurred, but whether the defrauded parties were really harmed. It is fraud, there is no argument about that. I was originally trained as an economist myself. This argument isn't economics, it is metaphysic...
by JLee
May 12th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1961
Replies: 38
Views: 1420

Re: 1961

Lol, some of these suggestions make me think maybe you should have specified a price point Scott.

I'd be wary of Champagne that old unless it had rock solid provenance, which is pretty hard to come by.
by JLee
May 10th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current best value white Burgundies
Replies: 57
Views: 2612

Re: Current best value white Burgundies

It was darkly funny that we were all screaming about the premox specter over white burgundy, while at the same time demand and prices were soaring. “You have a huge problem!” “Do we really?” White burgundy price increases have had a very strong correlation with low producer premox rates. do you hav...
by JLee
May 10th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current best value white Burgundies
Replies: 57
Views: 2612

Re: Current best value white Burgundies

Chris Seiber wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 10:26 am
It was darkly funny that we were all screaming about the premox specter over white burgundy, while at the same time demand and prices were soaring. “You have a huge problem!” “Do we really?”
White burgundy price increases have had a very strong correlation with low producer premox rates.
by JLee
May 3rd, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 1815

Re: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?

I've done some alpine with technical features but I'm not familiar with Whitney. I'd use a pack in your training and also do some of it outdoors. If you're new at this you should make sure you know what to do if you have a medical emergency or you get lost. As for suggestions, Rainier is a good, har...
by JLee
April 30th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Roasted Potatoes
Replies: 32
Views: 2017

Re: Roasted Potatoes

I like this recipe (paywall)

https://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com ... toes-anna/

More complicated than most. Pickled green tomatoes are hard to find but add a lot to the dish.
by JLee
April 29th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 4254

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

john stimson wrote:
April 28th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Money is just money. If wine was simply a rational exercise it wouldn't be any fun at all.
One can be rational about spending or saving money on wine and still have plenty of fun.
by JLee
April 28th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 4254

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

A dollar is a dollar. It doesn’t matter what price you paid for it. Will you spend the market value $ to buy a bottle and drink it for the experience? +1. It seems rational not to drink anything one wouldn't buy at the same price one could sell it for minus the costs of selling. A few thousand doll...
by JLee
April 24th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...
Replies: 145
Views: 8031

Re: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...

Did it really have all that much hype? I found it to be as near a perfect bottle of old-styled Bordeaux as there ever was. Too bad you had a less than stellar experience. Whatever hype there is, I’ve never been disappointed by good bottles of 82-83 and 85-86 Gruaud. Flat out gorgeous wines. I also ...
by JLee
April 20th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Sociando-Mallet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: TN: 2000 Château Sociando-Mallet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

I had one bottle of this that I didn't think was very green, and I can't stomach Chinon. It was a good wine but won't be buying again based on this thread.
by JLee
April 17th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction
Replies: 57
Views: 3793

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction

Good to see all that stimulus and fed money being put to use.
by JLee
April 16th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bonneau du Martray allocation
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Re: Bonneau du Martray allocation

Do they still require you to buy the new release to buy the library wines? I'm not a buyer and unsubscribed from their list.
by JLee
April 14th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Francois Lumpp A Vigne Rouge
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: TN: 2017 Francois Lumpp A Vigne Rouge

Running through these wines Michael! Great producer. Ryan C's posts put me on to it.

Cras Long is my favorite but A Vigne Rouge my no 2 in the line up. Hard to find good premier crus from Burgundy these days without cringe inducing prices.
by JLee
March 31st, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1496
Views: 99376

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Krug 164 - Still pretty tight but not as much as it was two years ago. Should probably bury the rest of my bottles. Taittinger Comtes 2002 - This is/was one of my favorite vintages of this wine. I'm sorry to say, as some predicted, that it looks like it may have peaked early. This bottle was a bit ...
by JLee
March 31st, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your thoughts on Morey 1er Cru's
Replies: 32
Views: 1422

Re: Your thoughts on Morey 1er Cru's

I've tried a few scattered 1ers from Morey, none of the big dollar ones like Truchot or Roumier, and I actually prefer Dujac's village MSD to any of them.
by JLee
March 29th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington Bordeaux Blends and Riesling
Replies: 54
Views: 2375

Re: Washington Bordeaux Blends and Riesling

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 11:58 am

This response is...weirdly aggro??
. . .
Welcome to the board Sean :P.
by JLee
March 28th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 214
Views: 17250

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Markus S wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 7:08 pm
JLee wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 11:49 am
Considering that any financially sensible person ...
"Financially sensible", or do you mean "wealthy"?
I mean financially sensible.
by JLee
March 23rd, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 34
Views: 1839

Re: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos

But everyone agrees that if a wine is premoxed, even if its opened 20 years from vintage, it will still be different from a "correct" bottle, ie among other things much farther along than it should be. You could argue a different term should apply, but it's nonetheless severely flawed. Maybe you thi...
by JLee
March 11th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 214
Views: 17250

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Considering that any financially sensible person lost multiples of their annual wine budget in the market crash, lower wine prices, if they are actually lower, is a barely there silver lining in a very large and dark cloud.
by JLee
March 9th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4638

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

I have always wondered this as well. its not just true for professional reviewers I feel though. CT does the same thing. consider this: average CT ratings for Rivers Marie old vine Summa are about the same as Domaine Leroy Nuits St Georges. im gonna get pushback on that, so I'm gonna qualify with i...
by JLee
March 6th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '15 Lamy Derriere Chez Edouard Haute Densite
Replies: 6
Views: 590

'15 Lamy Derriere Chez Edouard Haute Densite

I'm not much for notes- only wanted to write this wine was just so good. It's concentrated, linear, and there's nothing out of place.

I'd nigh given up on Lamy and have never been a huge fan of St. Aubin but this was just what I want from a white burgundy of this age.
by JLee
March 1st, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 86 & 89 Bordeaux
Replies: 49
Views: 4386

Re: 86 & 89 Bordeaux

Had an 86 Beychevelle recently. The CT notes are pretty variable but this bottle was excellent.

Had the 86 PLL and Gruaud Larose in the last year or two and the Beychevelle was my favorite of the three. PLL was a disappointment both times, whether provenance or the wine who knows.
by JLee
February 21st, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 2512

Re: My five favorite vegetables

Uni This - http://www.aveceric.com/all-recipes/spice-crusted-duck-breast-with-orange-honey-glaze-and-cumin-scented-carrots The grass fed ribeye from Mclean organic Butcher Lamb burger with the ground from Kirsop farm Butter with a proportionally small amount of Lobster halved then grilled (cooking p...
by JLee
February 18th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal on Lumpp
Replies: 15
Views: 1690

Re: Deal on Lumpp

I'd give it a shot.

Lumpp's wines in ripe vintages are one of the few true values I've been able to find in red Burgundy. I haven't had this vintage but the vineyard was a reasonably good performer in '15 and '16. Obviously '13 is a much different vintage, but the price is very good.
by JLee
February 17th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 105
Views: 6084

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

I think the most interesting thing in this thread is how many people agree with the OP. For what it's worth, I've discussed this with folks who are seriously into wine, and I've gotten several similar responses. One of these folks has a theory that aged wine is an emperor's new clothes situation, a...
by JLee
February 13th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are we seeing the end of the madness?
Replies: 27
Views: 3673

Re: Are we seeing the end of the madness?

Livex shows a 9% drop over the last 12 months in their burgundy index, but that is a narrow measure.

https://www.liv-ex.com/news-insights/indices/
by JLee
February 11th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6545

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

Lee Short wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 5:35 pm
If I'm allowed only one, it's Pepiere's Clos des Briords.
+1

As to the second question in the OP, it's priced like it is because it's Muscadet.
by JLee
January 25th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 101
Views: 3852

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Probably Taittinger and Roederer. Krug 3rd for me.

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