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by dsimmons
July 9th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2249

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

Like him or hate him Parker changed the wine industry for the better, in that more people drink wine because of Robert Parker, and better wines are made. Whether that wine is your style or not, doesn't matter, as more wines became accessible due to him. This is indisputable. For me Parker was instr...
by dsimmons
July 8th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: TN: 2010 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Love Geyserville's, especially with some age on them. Unfortunately I don't have any '10's. I had an '09 a few months ago that was excellent.
by dsimmons
July 8th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3L 2007 Montelena Estate Cab drinking question
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: 3L 2007 Montelena Estate Cab drinking question

If you are set on opening it now I would open at least 8 hours in advance. Better to wait another 10 years.
by dsimmons
July 6th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449760

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2005 Rosenblum Cellars Petite Sirah Pickett Road Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley (7/6/2020) Wow, for $30 this is really an amazing bottle of wine. Dark and crystalline color. Super concentrated dark fruits. Wonderful balance with background tannin and a just right touch of acidity. Wish I h...
by dsimmons
July 4th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet question
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet question

Just looked at an '11 I have on deck and it does have a sticker on the capsule that has a series of letters and a number. Was not aware that it was a serial number though. I will look at some other bottles the next time I am in the cellar. My bottles are direct from winery mailing list.
by dsimmons
July 3rd, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 786
Views: 41752

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Another pretty good month for me. Purchased 3 and consumed 24 for a net decrease of 21. Nearing my 2000 bottle cellar size goal.
by dsimmons
June 25th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4028

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

I have never paid more than $250 for a bottle of wine as I believe you can drink very very well way below that price point.
by dsimmons
June 24th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Pisoni Pinot Noir Estate (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands)
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: TN: 2011 Pisoni Pinot Noir Estate (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands)

I have one bottle of the '08 left. I started with 9 and they have all been excellent.
by dsimmons
June 22nd, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2164

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

I feel your pain. My wife puts ice in every glass of wine except Champagne. I gave up on her years ago. No accounting for taste.
by dsimmons
June 20th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: TN: 2002 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

I have one bottle left from a six pack. I gave previous bottles mixed reviews. Several exhibited too much acidity for my taste.
by dsimmons
June 19th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1617
Views: 112659

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (6/19/2020) Drank with slow cooker barbecue ribs. This is what I look for in Zin. Super concentrated dark fruits, spice and licorice. Seamless integration and excellent balance. Starting to develop the elega...
by dsimmons
June 18th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine
Replies: 35
Views: 1495

Re: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine

The only one that I have drunk was the '17 Tablas Creek which I enjoyed. Great summer quaff.
by dsimmons
June 16th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5415

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

Early on in my wine odyssey, I splurged and purchased 4 bottles of 1999 Pavie. The first bottle of this I drank was wonderful. The second bottle I took to a restaurant to have Christmas Eve dinner with my son. I was stoked to showoff my great bottle of wine and my new hobby to my son... Well you gue...
by dsimmons
June 8th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449760

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2009 Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series - USA, Washington (6/8/2020) We drank our second bottle with grilled beef tenderloin. As good or better than the bottle we drank a year ago. Excellent balance. concentrated fruit, licorice,herbs and earth tones. Drinking at peak. Happy to have a...
by dsimmons
June 8th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a mature Gouges! 1993 LSG
Replies: 15
Views: 922

Re: TN: a mature Gouges! 1993 LSG

I have a bunch of the '04 (I know it was a bad year) that were down the drain awful until the last few years. Still not wonderful but certainly drinkable. Maybe in another 10 years they will be wonderful??
by dsimmons
June 5th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13679
Views: 667859

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 X 2008 Dom Perignon
by dsimmons
June 3rd, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8083

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

I rarely buy more than three of anything these days but carry overs from years gone by includes 10 bottles each of 2008 Quilceda Creek Estate Cab and 2005 Cos d'Estournel.
by dsimmons
June 1st, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449760

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2006 Dehlinger Claret - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (6/1/2020) My last bottle of this beauty and it just keeps getting better and better. PnP and drank with grilled beef tenderloin. Concentrated fruits, earthiness and secondary flavors. Integrated and balanced with a long f...
by dsimmons
May 31st, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 786
Views: 41752

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

May was pretty good for us with 24 consumed and 3 purchased for a net decrease of 21 bottles.
by dsimmons
May 30th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date
Replies: 26
Views: 1746

Re: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date

I have been a religious user of Cellar Tracker since 2004 and when I do my annual inventory of my ~2000 bottle cellar I am rarely of by more than a bottle or two. CT is the best.
by dsimmons
May 28th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 607873

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Did anyone else receive a offer to purchase your Bankruptcy claim? I had pretty much written off any chance of recovering my losses but this offer is to purchase the claim for about 11% of what I lost. Does this sound legit? I have already notified Mr. Simmons that THE OFFERS CURRENTLY BEING MADE T...
by dsimmons
May 27th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 607873

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Did anyone else receive a offer to purchase your Bankruptcy claim? I had pretty much written off any chance of recovering my losses but this offer is to purchase the claim for about 11% of what I lost. Does this sound legit?
by dsimmons
May 26th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Calif GrunerVeltliners...(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Well...

TomHill wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 11:33 am
dsimmons wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 10:51 am
Thanks for the note Tom. Just curious about your take on how long to cellar the 2017 Carlisle G V?
Well..hard to say. Based on it's fruit intensity, I'd guess it'll continue to improve for another yr or two. And probably go out another 5-6 yrs. But I'm just sorta guessing.
Tom
Thanks Tom
by dsimmons
May 25th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Calif GrunerVeltliners...(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: TN: Two Calif GrunerVeltliners...(short/boring)

Thanks for the note Tom. Just curious about your take on how long to cellar the 2017 Carlisle G V?
by dsimmons
May 23rd, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Château Lascombes (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: TN: 2005 Château Lascombes (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

The high tannins in 2005 seemed to have given this balance vs. an awkward 2003. Agree this is a really good wine if not an archetypical Margaux. I drank an '03 Lascombes a week or two ago that was unexpectedly delicious. 2003 Château Lascombes - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (5/12/2020) Deliciou...
by dsimmons
May 23rd, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cardboard Tubes for Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Cardboard Tubes for Storage

I have some racking made of 4" ABS pipe cut to ~12". Works great for most bottles.
by dsimmons
May 21st, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Lucia Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: TN: 2017 Lucia Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard

My Lucis'a are '07's and '08's. They have been drinking great.
by dsimmons
May 16th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1617
Views: 112659

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

If any of you Carlisle fans have any of this left, it is definitely at a high point. 2005 Carlisle Syrah Pelkan Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley (5/8/2020) WOW!! Drank this with ribs. This was one of the best Syrah's I have ever drank, and I have drank a lot of Syrah. Concentr...
by dsimmons
May 15th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Keenan CS - Best QPR ever
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: 2002 Keenan CS - Best QPR ever

Peter C. wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 6:09 am
Great note, thanks for posting. Pretty much everything Keenan touches turns to gold, IMO. Even the Merlot, and I ain't drinking any f'ing Merlot! :)
Agreed their Merlot offerings are top notch.
by dsimmons
May 14th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Keenan CS - Best QPR ever
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: 2002 Keenan CS - Best QPR ever

Dav1d S@wyer wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Great note. These are always excellent QPRs. My Costco keeps several different Keenan wines in stock on a regular basis at great prices.
Wow. Don't think our Costco has ever offered a Keenan wine. [cheers.gif]
by dsimmons
May 14th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Keenan CS - Best QPR ever
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: 2002 Keenan CS - Best QPR ever

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 12:06 pm
I’ve been a fan of Keenan; bought some of the merlot, CS, and cab franc awhile ago. Posted notes on the 07 mernet this year.
I have also enjoyed other Keenan wines over the years but at considerably higher price points. [cheers.gif]
by dsimmons
May 14th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Keenan CS - Best QPR ever
Replies: 12
Views: 580

2002 Keenan CS - Best QPR ever

Last evening I drank my last bottle of this wine. Fairly early on in my wine adventure I purchased most of my wines from a local wine shop. They had a salesman who would email me when they had a wine he thought I would like. He told me about this wine specially priced at around $20... So I tried it ...
by dsimmons
May 12th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449760

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2003 Château Lascombes - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (5/12/2020) Delicious bottle of mature Bordeaux an an amazing step up since the last bottle drank in '17. Concentrated, mature fruit flavor profile with earthy notes and elegant balance. Fully resolved tannin. Unfortunately my last bottle bu...
by dsimmons
May 11th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

I normally would not open one of these so early but based on a lot of good comments and reviews I have queued one up. I had actually queued one up earlier and talked myself out of it. [cheers.gif]
by dsimmons
May 10th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1972
Views: 251955

Re: Official Costco Thread

The Scharffenberger for ~$17 per is also worth a try. My wife drinks a lot of bubbly and this is the one she has settled on.
by dsimmons
May 10th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar Humidity
Replies: 11
Views: 837

Re: Wine cellar Humidity

I have had a passive cellar with low (less than 40% on average) for over 25 years and have never observed any ill effects.
by dsimmons
May 8th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1617
Views: 112659

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

If any of you Carlisle fans have any of this left, it is definitely at a high point. 2005 Carlisle Syrah Pelkan Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley (5/8/2020) WOW!! Drank this with ribs. This was one of the best Syrah's I have ever drank, and I have drank a lot of Syrah. Concentra...
by dsimmons
May 7th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lail - J. Daniel? Tell Me About It
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Lail - J. Daniel? Tell Me About It

I have only had the '07. I have drank on of 2 and t was delicious. I have included my note. 12/25/2019 - I LIKE THIS WINE: (Edit)94 Points My first of two drank with grilled beef tenderloin. Delicious mature cab. Concentrated dark fruit, licorice, smoke and earthy notes . Good secondary development....
by dsimmons
May 4th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with upgrading my wine
Replies: 49
Views: 2303

Re: Help with upgrading my wine

Sarah, I am not going to recommend specific wines since I have no knowledge of what is available where you live. However i might recommend that you try some other white varietals to determine if you like them or are interested in variety. There are many many inexpensive white wines available. Try so...
by dsimmons
May 2nd, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need some new Summer Whites Recs
Replies: 36
Views: 1203

Re: Need some new Summer Whites Recs

We buy several cases of Tablas Creek Rhone whites each year for just your stated purpose. One of our wine group members is on their mailing list and we get them for around $18-$25 per and they ship for free. We love to sit on the deck on a warm afternoon with a glass.
by dsimmons
May 1st, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hitting 10,000 TNs in CT; some personal data points
Replies: 26
Views: 1402

Re: Hitting 10,000 TNs in CT; some personal data points

Wow, I have been a member almosst twice as long and have only written about a quarter of the notes. Quite the accomplishment.
by dsimmons
April 30th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Guyon and try this wine—it’s good.
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: TN: Guyon and try this wine—it’s good.

I bought a 6-pack of the 2004 Antonin Guyon Corton-Clos du Roy at auction and have enjoyed them. Still have a few bottles.
by dsimmons
April 30th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 786
Views: 41752

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

April was good for us with 25 consumed and only three purchased for a net of -22. My pending deliveries are down to 15 which is the lowest it has been in 20 years and I am clearly in sight of reaching my cellar size goal of 1800-2000 bottles in 2020.
by dsimmons
April 27th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1617
Views: 112659

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2012 Carlisle Mourvèdre Bedrock Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (4/27/2020)
Drank my first of two with braised pork shoulder. Absolutely delicious with concentrated dark fruits and herbs and excellent balance. Drink or hold. (95 pts.)

Posted from CellarTracker
by dsimmons
April 27th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '07 Chateauneuf (cont.) - Vieille Julienne
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: '07 Chateauneuf (cont.) - Vieille Julienne

I have had this wine three times and have enjoyed them all. I drank my last bottle in '19 and have one remaining. For my tastes '07 has been a GV.
by dsimmons
April 27th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconnect with your wine inventory
Replies: 14
Views: 939

Re: Reconnect with your wine inventory

I "reconnect" one a year when I inventory my cellar. An yes all of what you say is the byproduct of that inventory. I have become such a CT fanatic that I rarely find inventory disparities these days.
by dsimmons
April 27th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 54
Views: 2036

Re: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

Home canned Salmon and garden vegetables. My passive cellar is a crawl space.
by dsimmons
April 27th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A tale of two 2005 Bordeaux: La Vieille Cure and Fleur Cardinale.
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: A tale of two 2005 Bordeaux: La Vieille Cure and Fleur Cardinale.

I have only had the '05 Le Vieille Cure. I drank a bottle in '18 and it was good but needed more cellar time.

On the Fleur Cardinale I have not had an '05 but the '04's have been drinking well inn the last few years.
by dsimmons
April 26th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this "advanced"/early stages of premox? (Patrick Piuze)
Replies: 21
Views: 734

Re: Is this "advanced"/early stages of premox? (Patrick Piuze)

Now that is a color I hate to see and have seen all to often. For some reason a wine this color is still drinkable but usually not.
by dsimmons
April 23rd, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449760

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2006 J.M. Boillot Volnay 1er Cru Pitures - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru (4/23/2020) This wine continues to improve. Drank with barbecue chicken. The tannins have resolved into an earthy fruit and herb taste profile. Acid balance has improved. First bottle in '17 was mediocre at ...

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