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by Mattstolz
July 17th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 37
Views: 1612

Re: Wines of Etna

I forget to mention Terre Nere! I have only ever had the basic Etna Rosso but I really liked it as well. Im curious from both of you, have you had the other bottlings (Sottana, PrePhyloxera, etc) and are they worth the price jump? 100% yes. I've tried most (if not all) of them in various vintages a...
by Mattstolz
July 17th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 19
Views: 1694

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Any preview from MTP? Need to plan this purchase out :D I think that normally comes after the STD. but there are/have been some Instagram posts about it Sexually Transmitted Disease? ya know when I was reading back through the thread I saw that and realized it was how my abbreviation had worked out...
by Mattstolz
July 17th, 2019, 3:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do I remove this cork ?
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: How do I remove this cork ?

this bottle seems like a pretty good candidate for sabering.
by Mattstolz
July 16th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 19
Views: 1694

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Any preview from MTP? Need to plan this purchase out :D
I think that normally comes after the STD. but there are/have been some Instagram posts about it
by Mattstolz
July 16th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 37
Views: 1612

Re: Wines of Etna

For the Passopisciaro reds made from Nerello Mascalese they have P, R, S, C, G and Etna Rosso. Mostly focused on different elevations and terroir. Santo Spirito, Guardiola and San Lorenzo are single vineyards from Terre Nerre. Morganazzi is a single vineyard bottled under the label Vigne di eli fro...
by Mattstolz
July 15th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 37
Views: 1612

Re: Wines of Etna

Many of the best producers have been mentioned. Some good - great wines from all of them depending on what you like and are looking for in the wines. I spent a few days on Etna a few years ago and really enjoyed exploring the area. I did a dinner with Antonio Benanti two months ago and the wines we...
by Mattstolz
July 14th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 37
Views: 1612

Re: Wines of Etna

Hi Matt, There’ve been some great suggestions so far. I would also fully add in Terre Nere and Graci for making great wines from etna and focusing on Nerello Mascalese Love Etnan wines. Obviously Terre Nere for lighter style. The contratas age well. I've had a couple with 10+ years. Passopisciaro w...
by Mattstolz
July 14th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 37
Views: 1612

Re: Wines of Etna

The bottle variation on Cornellissen's wines is such that it's no surprise that CT notes are all over the place. I personally own more Passopisciaro than any other producer, but wouldn't say they are necessarily similar in style. If they were easier to track down, I would own a lot of Benanti, and ...
by Mattstolz
July 14th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 1936

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

my last was a 97 Pergole Torte. watching a few more sangioveses right now as well.
by Mattstolz
July 14th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2701

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

J. Ashourian wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 7:33 am
2019 Bordeaux, and then 2020 Bordeaux followed closely by the once in a lifetime 2021 Bordeaux.
if wine writers don't call the 2020 vintage "wines of focus and clarity" then as an optometrist I'm unsubscribing from their magazines.
by Mattstolz
July 14th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 37
Views: 1612

Wines of Etna

in the past week I've had two beautiful Etna Rossi (TNs below), and I want to ask the wine-mind for more suggestions from this place with similar style. These wines just nail it on the type of wine I love: light on its feet, strong acid backbones, bright red fruit notes, solid structure. Anyone have...
by Mattstolz
July 14th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2701

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

I am just about to make a post about the merits of the wines of Etna. they are just beautiful.
by Mattstolz
July 13th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken (Germany, Nahe)

i would love to hear a little more feedback on the Schafer-Frohlich wines in general if anyone is willing. Ive been eyeing a few bottles of these for a while but never pulled the trigger. are the GGs pretty good value prospects? Schafer-Frohlich makes some of the best wines in the Nahe, in my opini...
by Mattstolz
July 13th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken (Germany, Nahe)

i would love to hear a little more feedback on the Schafer-Frohlich wines in general if anyone is willing. Ive been eyeing a few bottles of these for a while but never pulled the trigger. are the GGs pretty good value prospects? I've had Felseneck GG a few times (multiple vintages), and it has alwa...
by Mattstolz
July 13th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington)
Replies: 11
Views: 942

Re: TN: 2017 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington)

Still really tight. The 2015 is really drinking well and 2016 is a year or so away. Serious winemaking goes into this $15-17 bottle of wine , Charles and Brennon take it very seriously. Native Yeast Ferments Whole Berry Ferment 30+ Days on Skins Aged on Lees 50% New French Oak i just walked by this...
by Mattstolz
July 13th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken (Germany, Nahe)

i would love to hear a little more feedback on the Schafer-Frohlich wines in general if anyone is willing. Ive been eyeing a few bottles of these for a while but never pulled the trigger. are the GGs pretty good value prospects?
by Mattstolz
July 9th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Taste-Off: Two Inexpensive Chablis
Replies: 38
Views: 1953

Re: TN: Taste-Off: Two Inexpensive Chablis

Two more basic Chablis you may want to try are by Christian Moreau and Moreau-Naudet. I am more sure about the Moreau-Naudet wines from 2015 and before. Stephane Moreau died in August of 2016. I understand his wife is now making the wine, but I have not tried any yet. They're still good! And very m...
by Mattstolz
July 8th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much effect is global warming having on Bordeaux?
Replies: 23
Views: 1092

Re: How much effect is global warming having on Bordeaux?

one of the things that makes me not as keen on Bordeaux during warming periods is the fact that its very hard for a basic consumer to figure out what kind of exposure the vines that made the wine in the bottle have. In Burgundy, its very easy to figure out the more northern facing exposures that can...
by Mattstolz
July 8th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine.com fail; what’s the best for online wine delivery?
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Wine.com fail; what’s the best for online wine delivery?

if you DO ship during the summer, make sure you do overnight. also I would suggest either shipping it to an office or to a FedEx/UPS hub pickup location. even in cooler months I have mine go the UPS hub nearby so that it doesn't sit on a delivery truck during the day at all. good that they replaced ...
by Mattstolz
July 7th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

[head-bang.gif] Reservations for the second week of August are not open yet, nearly impossible to get a 8pm table........ Id definitely advise setting an alarm for it. it worked for us and I think we got an 8pm. of course, we were shooting for 7... lol but Ive had good luck with that method twice s...
by Mattstolz
July 7th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas (Short and Boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 687

Re: TN: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas (Short and Boring)

the bottle of this that I had didn't seem off and was enjoyable to drink with dinner but I think I'm somewhere in the middle. I think even my score was right in the middle at 90. wasn't blown away but enjoyed drinking with family.
by Mattstolz
July 7th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Self-Disgorgement?
Replies: 21
Views: 793

Re: Self-Disgorgement?

Brian, harking back to my long past winemaking days, I agree that if you stood the bottles upright before opening, all or most of the sediment would stay at the bottom, especially if you poured carefully. Of course given a choice I'd still opt for one of the first glasses poured.... So do you think...
by Mattstolz
July 7th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Self-Disgorgement?
Replies: 21
Views: 793

Re: Self-Disgorgement?

open under water? what?

edit: just watched the video. still what?

why would I want a wine where I need to do all that, just to lose a glass of wine in a tub of water?
by Mattstolz
July 6th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2158

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

Your misunderstanding of David’s point is of epic proportions. Kindly consult post #3 for proof. What was David’s point Tom? Post 3 appears to be about whether Egon is reliably within Pradikat. Enlighten me. A I got the impression he just meant that he'd rather pay attention to enjoying the content...
by Mattstolz
July 6th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2158

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

Our wine earlier in the afternoon was... 2007 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (7/5/2019) Currently in a somewhat closed phase, as many 2007s are to my palate. Air helped, and the crystalline elegance of Muller was fully apparent. Crunchy fruit, and a deep m...
by Mattstolz
July 6th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favourite Quality in a wine
Replies: 61
Views: 1558

Re: Favourite Quality in a wine

my single favorite is an intriguing nose on a wine. with the right wine I am almost as happy just sitting and smelling it as I am actually drinking it. a good, bright, complex nose is easily the most enjoyable part of a good wine for me.
by Mattstolz
July 4th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New grapes approved for Bordeaux
Replies: 32
Views: 1766

Re: New grapes approved for Bordeaux

Yes but perhaps we are the last generation who has access to pre global warming wines. Perhaps much as we dislike Jeff’s palate, and look for traditional wines, they may disappear. And perhaps, there will be no more traditionalists to argue with him, and his mind speak becomes the norm. what I'm he...
by Mattstolz
July 4th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New grapes approved for Bordeaux
Replies: 32
Views: 1766

Re: New grapes approved for Bordeaux

I would definitely be interested in trying a Touriga Nacional from Bordeaux.
by Mattstolz
July 4th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North Coast wines in $30-$50 range?
Replies: 23
Views: 916

Re: North Coast wines in $30-$50 range?

Pax north coast Syrah falls in that range. Bedrocks Coast Syrah is a little below it but its so good.
by Mattstolz
July 3rd, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

So many, but this is a good start. FIG McCrady's (Tasting Menu or Tavern) The Ordinary Edmunds Oast Husk I gotta admit, I was not a huge fan of the McCrady's tasting menu. And this is coming from someone who lists the old McCrady's tasting menu (pre-tavern) as one of my top 3 ever dining experience...
by Mattstolz
July 2nd, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Other Cellar Sidejobs
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Other Cellar Sidejobs

I've often wondered about home-made charcuterie, as the conditions are about perfect. Only issue is you can get some pretty interesting varieties of mould growth and I wasn't too sure how smart that would be around wine capsules. I kinda figure in most of the old world the cellars have probably alw...
by Mattstolz
July 1st, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Other Cellar Sidejobs
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Other Cellar Sidejobs

When I was visiting Willet Distillery they showed us an area in the rick house where Sean Brock has some country hams hanging as they aged. It go me wondering if anyone does anything like this in their home cellars? I know from some of your instagrams that some of you are very good cooks as well as ...
by Mattstolz
July 1st, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 7-1-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1324

Re: Impressions 7-1-19

I think I say this on most of these posts, but I love your impression posts.
by Mattstolz
June 30th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47230

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

anyone get anything off this old Marchesi di Barolo list?
by Mattstolz
June 30th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1216

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

Jeff Vaughan wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 9:02 am
Reds - Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo, Lanessan
Whites - Peppiere Muscadet, Collestefano Verdicchio
Man I wish I could find Produttori Langhe near me for this price. I know it exists... but its at least $4-5 more by me. I would consider lining a wall in my house with it at $17.
by Mattstolz
June 30th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: books ?

if you haven't read Bourdains books, I really like them. I also really enjoyed Cork Dork if you want one truly about wine. Also about wine: in vino duplitas and Billionaires Vinegar. Last year I read A Really Big Lunch, basically an ode to guanicale and domaine Tempier, which was good. My favorite w...
by Mattstolz
June 30th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1216

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

I could be pretty happy with a Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot from Costco, a Vajra Langhe, or a Pieropan Soave Classico. Might even be able to get the last two together and still stay under the limit at the right store or with a coupon.
by Mattstolz
June 29th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2411

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

On the secondary market, although I think the 23-year is now fetching more than a grand. Bourbon doesn’t make sense to me in this context because you can get a glass of nearly any whiskey you like at a good bar. Whereas if I can’t afford a bottle of [fill in the blank wine], then I can’t experience...
by Mattstolz
June 29th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2411

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

If it has to be a single bottle, I'm going for the hard stuff. A bottle of Pappy or other high end whiskey can be opened and enjoyed for years afterwards, and has like 15 full sized servings in it. that would definitely make it my choice as a way to splurge on a single bottle. Showing my ignorance ...
by Mattstolz
June 29th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2411

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

If it has to be a single bottle, I'm going for the hard stuff. A bottle of Pappy or other high end whiskey can be opened and enjoyed for years afterwards, and has like 15 full sized servings in it. that would definitely make it my choice as a way to splurge on a single bottle.
by Mattstolz
June 28th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2164
Views: 135076

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

anyone know when the next email offer is due? the Instagram posts about the new bottlings have been drawing a lot of my interest!
by Mattstolz
June 23rd, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Filtering wine sediment
Replies: 29
Views: 1111

Re: Filtering wine sediment

John Would that work on vintage port if it was not decanted ? FWIW, I tried using a coffee filter on a Beerenauslese last year (for cork, not sediment) and it just never even filtered. too thick and syrupy to really pass through. the filter smelled delicious after but that is about the best I can s...
by Mattstolz
June 22nd, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Best way to try aged wine?
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: Best way to try aged wine?

check out Chambers St. Wines. There is a ton of 60s and 70s Nebbiolo on the site for extremely reasonable prices. pick good vintages (61,64,67, 71, 74) and give them a couple weeks of standing before opening, then like 6-10 hours of air before drinking.
by Mattstolz
June 22nd, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 134
Views: 7641

Re: Top US Syrahs

In no particular order: 1) Pax Sonoma Hillsides 2) Shafer Relentless 3) Alban Reva 4) Tensley Colson Canyon 5) Carlisle Papa's I'm curious because you specifically mentioned the hillsides if you think the same about the most recent 2017 as well? As for me, my favorite US Syrahs have been made by be...
by Mattstolz
June 22nd, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to buy NOW to drink 2030 onwards
Replies: 30
Views: 1916

Re: What to buy NOW to drink 2030 onwards

Amit K wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 3:22 am
I like both reds (Bordeaux Rhône Burgundy) and whites (Burgundy Pessac German riesling)
literally any of those from a decent producer should fit the bill.

are you looking for specific names?
by Mattstolz
June 22nd, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47230

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

heads up if anyone was interested: I asked greg about some Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Kabinett, and he said he could get pre-arrival for up to a case of 2017 for $89.

I only requested one, but that means he can still get 11 more!
by Mattstolz
June 21st, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1585

Re: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

depends on a couple things: mostly what kind of chardonnay do you like and what do you consider a "good deal"?
by Mattstolz
June 19th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB 1986 cab from WA State
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: WTB 1986 cab from WA State

I agree with posts in the other thread about leaning towards CA. Here's a link that has an 86 Mondavi for less than $100! https://www.benchmarkwine.com/search?ut ... ch=mondavi
by Mattstolz
June 19th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions
Replies: 35
Views: 1429

Re: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions

I love Mondavi's from that era. have one waiting in the wings for my wife's birthday (also an 86er) as a matter of fact. paid $76 for it last year!

also, are you wanting to stay new world?

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