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by Jayson Cohen
October 28th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $150-200 Champagne?
Replies: 27
Views: 1181

Re: Best $150-200 Champagne?

All, thank you for the responses so far! Kyle, what champages in that range do you want to try that you haven't yet? What are you looking for? (something yeasty/bready vs mineral/acid driven, large house tete de cuvee vs grower, classic vs unique...) I realize that "readily available" implies you c...
by Jayson Cohen
October 28th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

I agree it’s ridiculously good. I was blown away in Feb. how well it’s drinking now, even if it’s early days.
by Jayson Cohen
October 27th, 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two for '88
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Two for '88

Nice wines.

Coincidentally I was just talking about the Lakers-Pistons series in 1988 the other day for the first time in a long time. I was at Game 3 at the Silverdome.
by Jayson Cohen
October 27th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3x 2019 Falkenstein Kabinetts
Replies: 28
Views: 1199

Re: 3x 2019 Falkenstein Kabinetts

I like the significant evolution over (especially) the first 3-4 days open. Really interesting. At this point I don’t think I’ll get my note up on the 2019 #11 (from 750) until the weekend. But I drank it over 4 days. Excellent. And it has a lot of structure on which to age, which is especially appa...
by Jayson Cohen
October 27th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chassagne Montrachet Rouge
Replies: 46
Views: 2469

Re: Chassagne Montrachet Rouge

Troy Stark wrote:
October 27th, 2020, 10:56 am
Chris, that seems like a fair price. 2014 will be more "classic" and likely require some time. 2015 should be drinking well now (but may also age).
2014 reds also seem to be shutting down. But I agree that’s a fair price.
by Jayson Cohen
October 27th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oct 24 - Dueling Auctions (Acker vs HDH)
Replies: 70
Views: 2858

Re: Oct 24 - Dueling Auctions (Acker vs HDH)

You can get a pretty penny, but if you want to hold for a few more years, we can do a side by side with my less fancy Mugnier. I could add in my even less fancy 99 Drouhin Sounds like a plan! Just to reminisce a little. The last time Maureen and I had 3 1999 red Burgs side by side was the first tim...
by Jayson Cohen
October 27th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid Shipping
Replies: 27
Views: 2047

Re: Winebid Shipping

I’ve also been monitoring temps. Winebid generously offers free storage for 6 months but unfortunately this year I am still waiting on a bottle bought in May after my spring shipment. Luckily this year it’s not a bigger issue, and I’d rather incur the (fair) storage cost that will start shortly than...
by Jayson Cohen
October 26th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oct 24 - Dueling Auctions (Acker vs HDH)
Replies: 70
Views: 2858

Re: Oct 24 - Dueling Auctions (Acker vs HDH)

maureen nelson wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Shit. Making me consider consigning my 1999 Roumier Amoureuses...
You can get a pretty penny, but if you want to hold for a few more years, we can do a side by side with my less fancy Mugnier.
by Jayson Cohen
October 26th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14714
Views: 732021

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A smattering of 2017 Baudry La Croix Boissee A bit OT, but what is your take on 2017 Loire - i.e. 2016/2015 La Croix Boissee vs. 2017 La Croix Boissee Just backfilled on 2016 La Croix Boissee but have not seen any 2017 La Croix Boissee at all. Hi Joel - Sorry have not tried any 2017 yet, but know t...
by Jayson Cohen
October 26th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 78
Views: 7128

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

Sorry you had issues like this. I have had more customer service issues this year than ever before, mostly big retailers that I didn’t have a long-standing relationship with. Maybe they are too busy to need more business. Retailers that I’ve bought from regularly and that have more personalized ser...
by Jayson Cohen
October 25th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #rieslingstudy in Los Angeles (Egon Müller, Falkenstein, Keller, JB Becker, Ulli Stein)
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: #rieslingstudy in Los Angeles (Egon Müller, Falkenstein, Keller, JB Becker, Ulli Stein)

Great Riesling and Chardonnay Wines.

Bize has always made such exciting, tensile whites. For a long time I thought of the Bourgogne Les Perrieres as one of great bargain whites of Burgundy, and the CC is a more profound wine in the same vein. But you are right that the CC is not easy to find.
by Jayson Cohen
October 25th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3x 2019 Falkenstein Kabinetts
Replies: 28
Views: 1199

Re: 3x 2019 Falkenstein Kabinetts

I’m not sure how to tell the difference between a Spätlese Feinherb and a Kabinett. I assume you mean the difference between a Spätlese feinherb and Kabinett feinherb? Feinherb means the wine will generally have 9-18 g/l residual sugar. Spätlesen have higher minimum must weights than Kabinetts, so ...
by Jayson Cohen
October 25th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VinConnect
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: VinConnect

I ordered wines from them recently but agree pricing is mixed so most offers are an easy pass. One would think that the model would provide for much better pricing.
by Jayson Cohen
October 25th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3x 2019 Falkenstein Kabinetts
Replies: 28
Views: 1199

Re: 3x 2019 Falkenstein Kabinetts

Thanks for the report. My #4s are in transit but I’m looking forward to trying it. It’s a bottling I like every year. This year they started putting the Fuder names on the bottles, and I think they’ve been consistent lately year over year that certain Fuder numbers correspond to one or a combination...
by Jayson Cohen
October 25th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: TN: 2010 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées

I have a few Pousse D’Or wines from 2010 that I got for very good prices, including this one. I’m happy to hold given it’s a strange time for 2010s and they are still very young at age 10. They aren’t the wines Gerard Potel used to make — he was a real master — but I think it’s a bit unfair to judge...
by Jayson Cohen
October 25th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traveling from NY/NJ to San Diego?
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Traveling from NY/NJ to San Diego?

Looking for some help from the community. Was planning for a short business trip to NY/NJ area and to pick up a few pre-purchased bottles, but with the pandemic and the continued 10+ days quarantine requirement, this looks unlikely in the foreseeable future. There are a few rare bottles that I was ...
by Jayson Cohen
October 24th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oct 24 - Dueling Auctions (Acker vs HDH)
Replies: 70
Views: 2858

Re: Oct 24 - Dueling Auctions (Acker vs HDH)

When I went on the HDH site, they did not ship to NY. Is there a way of getting the wine? Lots of services will pick it up. Am a bit annoyed to miss out on a couple of Acker lots from this morning due to some work distractions, but picked up the one lot I really wanted from HdH. A bit more than I w...
by Jayson Cohen
October 24th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1813
Views: 115212

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

2011 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée. I buy this every vintage (including challenging ones like 2011). This was stellar earlier this year at the Theise event in NYC even in comparison to grower Tete de Cuvees from 2012-14. If forced to choose, probably my favorite single wine at the event. Over Peters Cheti...
by Jayson Cohen
October 24th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent TNs: Peters, Jouan, Barthod
Replies: 19
Views: 963

Re: Recent TNs: Peters, Jouan, Barthod

They're generally not. Supposedly her son has been doing some of the winemaking (which could explain early drinking 17s), but in my experience drinking Barthod young was downright painful. Clément is indeed making the wines but Ghislaine and Louis are both very much present and involved still. I do...
by Jayson Cohen
October 24th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oct 24 - Dueling Auctions (Acker vs HDH)
Replies: 70
Views: 2858

Re: Oct 24 - Dueling Auctions (Acker vs HDH)

At HDH 1993 Rousseau Chambertin just went for $4000 per bottle for 6 and 1993 Clos St Jacques for $1900 for 1. I’ve seen higher prices than that.
by Jayson Cohen
October 23rd, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1566
Views: 104752

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Cedric Bouchard ‘18 Vilaine. Very tasty, vinous young Champagne. Great texture and creamy nutty but with fine and vibrant supporting acid. Benefited from a decant.
by Jayson Cohen
October 23rd, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 1995

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

Sh@n A wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 2:33 pm
swapped the 2002 Bouchard Beze for 2002 Lambrays
2010 Chave is locked in already, fortunately or unfortunately
Picked up an 2004 VCC for myself [cheers.gif]
We can open your bottle of VCC while I sit on my half case. [cheers.gif]
by Jayson Cohen
October 23rd, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)
Replies: 1242
Views: 58813

Re: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)

Another good one for all you bingo players: "The [NOAH] 2013 Bramaterra is fabulous. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2013 is a wine of resonance , vertical reach and, most importantly, real pedigree . Dried flowers, herbs, mint, dried cherry and tobacco all meld together effortlessly. Ti...
by Jayson Cohen
October 23rd, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 1995

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 1:50 pm
Who the Phuck is Rob? ;)
Hahahahaha. (I’ve never called you that before.)

You are robal though, which I always respect.
by Jayson Cohen
October 23rd, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 1995

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

Please suggest an alternative to the 2002 Bouchard Beze at Benchmark for ~$300, or another retailer at ~$300 all-in (with tax!) It’s not a bad option. Do folks know if the Bize 2010 Latricieres is open like some 2010s have been? https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/dom+simon+beze+grand+cru+latriciere...
by Jayson Cohen
October 23rd, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 1995

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

Thank you for the suggestions. Just a red case, which I failed to mention up front! This is what I put together with an expanded budget, across mainly 2 retailers: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Napa: 2016 Greer, 1993 Abreau Madrona Bordeaux:...
by Jayson Cohen
October 23rd, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 1995

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

Chave is a fantastic choice for the Rhone, I think 2012 falls in the budget. I would go for a lesser year that’s more mature. Of all the wines I collect, Chave is the one I enjoy most in off years. 2002 is beautiful and well within the budget. Other possibilities are 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1...
by Jayson Cohen
October 23rd, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 1995

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

Thank you for the suggestions. Just a red case, which I failed to mention up front! This is what I put together with an expanded budget, across mainly 2 retailers: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Napa: 2016 Greer, 1993 Abreau Madrona Bordeaux:...
by Jayson Cohen
October 23rd, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let`s talk Scheurebe!
Replies: 31
Views: 980

Re: Let`s talk Scheurebe!

I bought my first bottle of Scheurebe in a long time recently and looking forward to trying it. 2019 Muller Catoir Trocken. I’m always on the look out for Keller’s but I think all the folks with longer, deeper Keller connections in the US snap them up. Suzanne Camhi brought a delicious 2010 Keller S...
by Jayson Cohen
October 23rd, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis

I figured this would start to shut down but i guess not!

It’s probably my favorite young Beaujolais from the last few vintages although I haven’t tried any ‘19s yet.
by Jayson Cohen
October 23rd, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14714
Views: 732021

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 x 2017 Baudry Croix Boissée
by Jayson Cohen
October 22nd, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the oldest white chateauneuf you have had, and how did it show?
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

Re: What is the oldest white chateauneuf you have had, and how did it show?

1994 Beaucastel Blanc early this year. DOA and thereafter. I’m sure I’ve had older but they don’t tend to stick in my mind because they weren’t from my cellar and I still haven’t found one I actually liked.
by Jayson Cohen
October 22nd, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 280
Views: 16514

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

I had all of the 2008 Dom Perignon I wanted available to me for over a year for $121.99. I had all of the Krug 164eme (remember there is no 2008 Vintage Krug) I wanted available to me for over a year for $129.99. While this local retailer is known for competitive pricing, they don't sell at a loss....
by Jayson Cohen
October 21st, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482346

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 4:02 pm
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Great note. I’m salivating (which would be worse if I didn’t have ‘19 Falkenstein #11 in the glass in front of me).

Another data point for why you wait at least 15 years for Schaefer Domprobst!
by Jayson Cohen
October 21st, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1813
Views: 115212

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 2:41 pm
Got a couple of the 2012 Pol Roger Rose. Loved 2008 and like the Envoyer price.
I don’t do Envoyer — too much temptation — but what was the price? (I also loved the ‘08.)
by Jayson Cohen
October 21st, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1813
Views: 115212

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

2011 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée. I buy this every vintage (including challenging ones like 2011). This was stellar earlier this year at the Theise event in NYC even in comparison to grower Tete de Cuvees from 2012-14. If forced to choose, probably my favorite single wine at the event. Over Peters Cheti...
by Jayson Cohen
October 21st, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would you order?
Replies: 24
Views: 1460

Re: What would you order?

Another white besides the Huet Vouvrays (which are always a good choice): 2014 Domaine A. et P. de Villaine Aligoté, Bouzeron. That’s a very good wine.

Reds:
- Anne Gros Haute Cote (Burgundy)
- Muga Reserva (Rioja)

These will all work with food.
by Jayson Cohen
October 20th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 1932

Re: 1981 Help!

This is good proof that group or community ratings are problematic. La Tache 81 is good but far from exciting and not worth the bucks. But I had it 15 years ago, might not have improved. Only one CdP is a clear failure. Some good Bordeaux are missing like PL, Gruaud-L, Las-Cases ... and Sauternes !...
by Jayson Cohen
October 19th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 1932

Re: 1981 Help!

The best Bordeaux I’ve had from ‘81 is probably Haut Brion among a few dozen others, but I don’t recall trying the other First Growths or Ausone/Petrus. But it really was a killer vintage in Rioja as others have mentioned. Gran Reservas from Lopez de Heredia (reds and Tondonia Blanco) and CVNE are o...
by Jayson Cohen
October 18th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 2953

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

My favorites only include vintages for which I've tasted enough to have an opinion I'm confident in, so don't necessarily read anything into absences. 2015 --- ripe with powerful acidity 2010 --- ripe with powerful acidity, but not quite as ripe as 2015 2002 --- simply put, I've consistently had gr...
by Jayson Cohen
October 18th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14714
Views: 732021

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2013 Rossignol-Trapet Gevrey VV
by Jayson Cohen
October 18th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 2953

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

2013 taste so good it is hard to cellar them. Reminds me of 2008 I am starting to think I have an unjustified predisposition against 2013 as compared to other vintages. Except for Schaefer for fruity style wines, I didn’t have a strong impression that would lead me to backfill as compared to others...
by Jayson Cohen
October 18th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 2953

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

2019 - balance 2017 - acidity&purity 2013 - acidity&purity 2004 - balance P.S. 1971 - nectar of the gods 1921 - nectar of the gods Thanks Martin have plenty of 2017 and 2019 and a few 2004 auslese. Need to check ref 2013... as the cellar a bit of a mess 2013 taste so good it is hard to cellar them....
by Jayson Cohen
October 17th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 2953

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

I have a slightly different but relevant question. If you had a chance to buy any bottle from your favorite German producer direct from the domain at release price - is there any vintage post 2001 you would pass on? Too hypothetical? Is only that one vintage being offered? I can name at least vinta...
by Jayson Cohen
October 17th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker
Replies: 108
Views: 4085

Re: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker

I understand the thrust of his question which is a little different than what’s been posed. There are certain $100-200 burgs that are clearly for the cellar. Some examples would be lafarge, barthod, Angerville, and obviously others. I took the question to be what are reasonably easy to source burgs...
by Jayson Cohen
October 17th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker
Replies: 108
Views: 4085

Re: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker

I am really puzzled by this thread. The three criteria are 1) you can buy 3-5 cases of it, 2) it tastes good young, and 3) it's under $100. But then we're told basically to set aside category 3, the point is to talk about good drinkers without price constraint being an issue. Frankly that means you...
by Jayson Cohen
October 17th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 2953

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

Otto, I don’t think I’ve seen an acid-loving German Riesling lover dis 2012 before as a whole. To the contrary. Personally I back buy the vintage when I see attractive offers. If something I do love in 2012s has been their acidity. However, on the fruit department many of the wines have been relati...
by Jayson Cohen
October 17th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker
Replies: 108
Views: 4085

Re: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker

Yeah, I’d literally own dozens of cases of Mugnier, Fourrier, Raveneau and Carillon, 1ers and village. Agree on Mugnier. Never had Jacques Carillon only a Louis Carillon 07 BBM and that was really good. Less of a Fourrier fan than others it seems. Thanks for this! 07 was.....not a great year for Lo...
by Jayson Cohen
October 17th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 2953

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

Otto, I don’t think I’ve seen an acid-loving German Riesling lover dis 2012 before as a whole. To the contrary. Personally I back buy the vintage when I see attractive offers. Following up on my answer above, beyond classic vintages 1983 and before, only a few people have mentioned 1990s vintages. M...
by Jayson Cohen
October 16th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 2953

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 5:57 pm
1997 took some time, but when it came around it really came around.
It’s fantastic.

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