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by Mattstolz
February 19th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 28
Views: 2018

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

In for some under the mountain and Weil a way, plus a wish list of the Beduccini, that sounded too interesting to miss
by Mattstolz
February 18th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Negative attention is better than no attention at all
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Negative attention is better than no attention at all

so THATS the purpose of the newest Ilan thread.
by Mattstolz
February 18th, 2019, 2:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Piedmont Retrospective
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: TN: 1989 Piedmont Retrospective

thats a heck of lineup!
by Mattstolz
February 17th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Those that are owed wines from Maison Ilan, please fill out this linked form
Replies: 11
Views: 1826

Re: Those that are owed wines from Maison Ilan, please fill out this linked form

from an outsiders perspective, I don't see how this accomplishes anything?
by Mattstolz
February 17th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Beaucastel blanc - last 2 bottles were dead, should I do something different with bottle 3
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: 2001 Beaucastel blanc - last 2 bottles were dead, should I do something different with bottle 3

which beaucastel blanc should be expected to age better? the blanc or the roussanne? Not even a question, the VV. Can't say I am surprised the CDP Blancs are oxidized or showing a predominant oxidized character. this was my thought too. for an upcoming dinner I had a choice between an 01 Blanc and ...
by Mattstolz
February 17th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Beaucastel blanc - last 2 bottles were dead, should I do something different with bottle 3
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: 2001 Beaucastel blanc - last 2 bottles were dead, should I do something different with bottle 3

which beaucastel blanc should be expected to age better? the blanc or the roussanne?
by Mattstolz
February 17th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The taste and smell of rocks
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: The taste and smell of rocks

Muscadet to me often smells like cold water running over rocks. But some of that is cold-suppression of other aromatics. I think it's hard to associate specific rocky smells with specific wines because rocky smells in the field almost never occur in isolation. I spent about six weeks on a Greek isl...
by Mattstolz
February 17th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 89 Haut-Brion - TN & Bucket List Question for the Board
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: 89 Haut-Brion - TN & Bucket List Question for the Board

Guys, really. This fun talk about, but I do hope when you look back, a really good bottle of wine is not one of your top five experiences. I agree with Kirk, in any top 5 life experience I don't think that any one piece of it makes it so. also none of the bottles being discussed here are bottles th...
by Mattstolz
February 16th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 89 Haut-Brion - TN & Bucket List Question for the Board
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: 89 Haut-Brion - TN & Bucket List Question for the Board

Matt, This is a great list. I'd recommend that you look for an older Biondi Santi as they can take decades to start to open. I'm still sitting on one sole bottle of 2001, but if you decide you'd like to visit Maine, I'll happily open it for you. I'd also suggest that you seek out Poggio di Sotto; t...
by Mattstolz
February 16th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The taste and smell of rocks
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: The taste and smell of rocks

I love this post. I would be interested to hear wines that you think have specific mineral type qualities that you relate to your time in the field
by Mattstolz
February 16th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Re: 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape

Yes. I finished all of my 1998 Chateauneufs 4 years ago with the exception of Beaucastel. I think they have 15-16 years max and then it’s just not worth any upside to keeping them. I’ve had too many bottles that were older that were dead. i have a 98 Beaucastel Roussanne VV that Im planning on open...
by Mattstolz
February 16th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 89 Haut-Brion - TN & Bucket List Question for the Board
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: 89 Haut-Brion - TN & Bucket List Question for the Board

I definitely have a (growing) bucket list of wines. right now, its producers and not specific vintages of them, since I'm still pretty new to this: Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo PLL any first growth Biondi Santi Pergole Torte Giacosa Red Label Silex or Pur Sang Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese or higher Ke...
by Mattstolz
February 14th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: *SOLD*
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Re: 1979 Robert Mondavi Reserve Signed 6L Methuselah w/ OWC (Imperial)

B Thorne wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 7:20 am
Christian Becker wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 7:09 am
B Thorne wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 6:57 am
bump bump
Where are you located ?
NC
I can bring a few friends up from SC if you wanna open it up!
by Mattstolz
February 13th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Pommard
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Burgundy: Pommard

I had a 1990 Fabien Coche (a relation to Coche-Dury but not direct) Pommard Vielles Vignes a few months ago that was a steal. Delicious aged wine for like $60. the 89 is still just sitting there tempting me on JJB right now.
by Mattstolz
February 13th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 95
Views: 3297

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

I gotta say I guess I'm surprised to see as much backlash as this got. I don't think the OP was suggesting that the GIFT was the only important aspect that made the customer service great. I think it is just used as an extra example. I also agree that when something creative and personal like this i...
by Mattstolz
February 13th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vosne
Replies: 32
Views: 1663

Re: Burgundy: Vosne

Arnoux, Mugneret-Gibourg... All the thread just feel like pumping the board for info versus being part of the conversations. And yeah, we have a search function here. honestly, I think that the search function on WB is a little bit annoying to use. it probably has a lot to do with the previously me...
by Mattstolz
February 13th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lillian Winter 2019 Offering
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: Lillian Winter 2019 Offering

It was a bit hidden in the flowery descriptions... "Gold Series Numbers 05 and 06 are six-barrel, single site selections from White Hawk and Bien Nacido vineyards, respectively. Neither single blocks nor a skimming off of the most successful barrels, these are particular and particularly distinctiv...
by Mattstolz
February 13th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Monte Bello. Putting it back on the shelf.
Replies: 23
Views: 2086

Re: Ridge Monte Bello. Putting it back on the shelf.

I would still at least do the 375s, at least for a vintage or two and open one to see what you think when you receive them. if you like it, keep going, if not, as others have mentioned it should be fairly easy to find buyers for them and unload what you've bought. Also sorry to hear about the health...
by Mattstolz
February 12th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?

based on the description it appears to be a traditional method 2016 vintage sparkling wine 85% chard 15% pinot noir, aged on the lees for 2 years.

Sounds to me like a baby Ultramarine and I'm definitely all in for that.
by Mattstolz
February 12th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lillian Winter 2019 Offering
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: Lillian Winter 2019 Offering

I was surprised it didnt specify the numbers of the grenache/syrah. assuming the same as everyone else but think they'd spell it out.

I'm with Kyle, its just too steep for me. much as I like her wines.
by Mattstolz
February 12th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 28
Views: 2018

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

is there a difference in Weil Vineyard Syrah and Weil-A-Way vineyard? I know the exposition wines are different but CT has entries for both Weil and W-A-W. Also, is the Under the Mountain a similar blend to other Heritage reds?

Super excited for this release.
by Mattstolz
February 11th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help a newbie with 2016 BDX in the ~$50-$75 range
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: Help a newbie with 2016 BDX in the ~$50-$75 range

I would also echo the sentiment of going for 2014s instead of 2016s at the very least
by Mattstolz
February 11th, 2019, 2:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Wines
Replies: 43
Views: 2167

Re: Burgundy Wines

Nathan Smyth wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 5:51 pm


There was a tradition that Burgundy wines were held to a much higher standard than were Bordeaux wines.

Bordeaux is for frat boys.

Burgundy is for nerds who are hell bent on obsessing and compulsing themselves to death*.

Ergo the lower scores.
hahaha this is all so true and great.
by Mattstolz
February 11th, 2019, 2:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Burgs
Replies: 23
Views: 1234

Re: 2016 Burgs

$85 for a village wine. Burgundy is dead at retail. deadhorse Yeah- that part was painful. I was actually going to grab a few to have around for early enjoyment, until I saw the price. The days of me grabbing a few AOC or Bourgogne wines for casual drinking are pretty well done. Even so- for 2016 t...
by Mattstolz
February 10th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Burgs
Replies: 23
Views: 1234

Re: 2016 Burgs

A.Gillette wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Check out Doug Barzelay’s website - old vine notes. Good unbiased reviews, generally of the high-end producers, but certainly some stuff in the reviews that is more affordable.
A
thanks! I'll check it out
by Mattstolz
February 10th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Burgs
Replies: 23
Views: 1234

Re: 2016 Burgs

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Clerget versueil
I got an email from Kogod about that the other day. he gushed pretty strongly about Clerget. I didnt know anything about them before that
by Mattstolz
February 10th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Burgs
Replies: 23
Views: 1234

2016 Burgs

I'm looking for some guidance for vineyards/producers to look at that survived the worst of the growing season in 2016, especially if there are some in some of the not-quite-as famous villages and 1ers (in my mind, thats things like pommard, volnay, mercurey...) any advice on things to search out fo...
by Mattstolz
February 10th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Wines
Replies: 43
Views: 2167

Re: Burgundy Wines

has anyone opened up any 2016 Burgs at this point? How did the 1ers from Volnay and Pommard do?
by Mattstolz
February 10th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: 2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

I had the ‘09 Produttori Ovello in June at the winery, and it was also bricking. It did not seem stewed, but it was pretty close to peak drinking. That’s fast for a Produttori wine. definitely agree with this statement. 09 is a vintage that will likely be ready earlier than some others, but Produtt...
by Mattstolz
February 10th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 608
Views: 27471

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

holy Barolo offer. that '37 Conterno had to have gone to someone on this board. who was it?
by Mattstolz
February 10th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which grape do you struggle most to pair with the food you eat?
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: Which grape do you struggle most to pair with the food you eat?

This depends a lot on what you also like to eat most. We tend to eat red meat only once or twice a week so big reds like Cabs and especially syrahs don't fit a lot of our dishes. We eat more seafood and poultry. My toughest grape to pair with the food we eat is syrah. We almost never eat anything w...
by Mattstolz
February 8th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3510

Re: My first Keller gmax

Starting to change for me, though I would not and do not spend $2000 on any single bottle of wine. Curious, Mark, what ones you have found worth that? DRC? Older 1st growth Bordeaux? Rousseau? At this point, I'd be inclined to spend that amount on the right older Coche, as I would a Rousseau Chambe...
by Mattstolz
February 7th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 608
Views: 27471

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Couldnt get a full scholarship huh? [whistle.gif] [wink.gif] [truce.gif] well they offered it, but I thought well, "Ohio State probably needs this money more than I need spending money for the next 20 years." they probably used the same amount of money on some sweatpants for the basketball team or ...
by Mattstolz
February 7th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3276

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

More people are walking out the retail door with Beaujolais than any $30 Burgundy or Oregon Pinot Noir. There are over 4,000 grower/producers in Beaujolais, and over 20 co-ops. So let's say 10% of Oregon's producers are making great value wines, and 10% of Burgundy's producers are doing the same. D...
by Mattstolz
February 7th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 608
Views: 27471

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Two good offers yesterday with the Meo-Camuzet and the 83 Canon. anyone bite on the Canon? SORELY tempted by the Canon. But no. Delete delete delete. Same. Bonus season is over. Time to restore sanity. pileon you get a bonus! how nice! oh wait all my bonuses for the next ten years go to paying off ...
by Mattstolz
February 7th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3276

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

That being said I'll include Beaujolais because i feel that there are maybe 6-7 really good producers of Beauj at the moment and this whole idea that Beaujolais as a region is doing amazing wine is one i disagree on. You really need to get out more... meh... there is still a sea of pretty much just...
by Mattstolz
February 7th, 2019, 2:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 608
Views: 27471

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Two good offers yesterday with the Meo-Camuzet and the 83 Canon. anyone bite on the Canon?
by Mattstolz
February 7th, 2019, 2:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1647

Re: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!

Doesn’t Vivino already provide the label search for CT? Seems like a logical next step I thought CT only did barcode not label search. The barcode is a bit finicky, not because of CT but I think I read somewhere because of no central barcode assignment. you can label search with the app, and when y...
by Mattstolz
February 6th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3276

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

I commented back and forth with her on a thread on Facebook, and it seems to me like her statement is based more on personal preference. she has had most of the wines I would suggest in the 15-25 range like Chehalem, willamette valley vineyards, eyrie, illahe, Patricia green, etc, and said she pref...
by Mattstolz
February 6th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1647

Re: CT+ WS + Vivino???!!!!

Doesn’t Vivino already provide the label search for CT? Seems like a logical next step
by Mattstolz
February 6th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3276

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

And I agree with others. There are plenty of worthwhile sub $30 Oregon Pinot and Chardonnay. If based in Raleigh, the podcaster should have plenty of quality sub $30 Oregon options at her disposal. If I remember the stat correctly, the state of NC is like the 4th or 5th largest consumer of Oregon P...
by Mattstolz
February 6th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3276

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Can’t argue this one for now. Give is another 5-10 years and it will be MUCH closer. The gap is narrowing already, qulity in Oregon is elevating rapidly. But Oregon pricing for Chardonnay is still oriented to the fact that there just isn’t that much Chardonnay planted in the Valley yet(which is cha...
by Mattstolz
February 6th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3276

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

I think Wine for Normal People sort of has this weird Anti-New World agenda. The few episodes I listened to that praise New World wines are usually from winemakers who stick to the old world style. its weird because she hosts Sonoma wine events. mostly, I think her opinions are inconsistent. she is...
by Mattstolz
February 5th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3276

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Howard Cooper wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 6:04 pm


Why would any of us consumers care about wines (from Burgundy or Oregon) from less than stellar producers. We come here to learn who the stellar producers are.
tuesday needs a wine too!
by Mattstolz
February 5th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3276

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

No comparison if we are talking whites (in my book) - The Maconnais and the Cotes de Chalonnaise are two of my favorite white appellations in the world - with SO MANY great wines under $30 - A good search does turn up some wonderful Pinot Noirs under $30 in Oregon - but we are talking about much di...
by Mattstolz
February 5th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3276

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Hope you don't mind that I numbered your questions so I can answer below in an organized fashion. 1. Yes. Before it disbanded, a wine club I was in would do blind tastings. 2. Yes. Specifically, Drouhin from both France and the Willamette Valley. 3. Rivers-Marie's Summa and pre-2012 Kosta Browne's ...
by Mattstolz
February 5th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3276

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Drouhin (specifically for red: Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, for white: Vaudon) Charles Audoin, Hudelot-Nöellat, and Nicolas Potel easily put Burgundy ahead of Oregon in the value department. Most Oregon Pinot Noir has a taste of artificial sweetener that kills the enjoyment. Ive yet to actuall...
by Mattstolz
February 5th, 2019, 2:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3276

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

I’ve listened to that podcast before. She’s never been much of an Oregon pinot fan and more often than not spoke of vintage variation as a reason for not recommending Oregon Pinot. She’s not wrong, but I’m not sure how much Oregon Pinot she’s had and if her opinion is only based on the mass market ...
by Mattstolz
February 4th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 133
Views: 3276

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Well, I feel the exact opposite. I think Oregon is head and shoulders above Burgundy for QpR, definitely in the $20-$30 range. I'm with you. especially from a consistency standpoint in that price range. its either a not as good producer or a bad vintage in the 20-30 range for Burgundy I think. That...
by Mattstolz
February 4th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dundee in April - where should I taste?
Replies: 20
Views: 497

Re: Dundee in April - where should I taste?

Hey Bill!

I'm gonna be there April 12-16! my wife and I are tasting at Eyrie, Walter Scott, and Kelley Fox on the 13th, then Patty green on the 15th.

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