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by Mattstolz
July 12th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)

where do people buy ESJ from? I keep looking and w-sing for it but its hardly available anywhere!
by Mattstolz
July 12th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 1743

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Mine is:

Volnay
Chambolle
Savigny

then pretty much everything else is 1s or 2s. also I apparently own no white burgundy right now.
by Mattstolz
July 12th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old World vs New World tasting
Replies: 28
Views: 688

Re: Old World vs New World tasting

HOWEVER: I think if what you're looking for is a solid comparison that lets the differences in high quality burgundy vs high quality AUS Pinot Noir stand out, then you can get delicious great examples of burgs that are priced comparably to the AUS wines that will illustrate the differences really w...
by Mattstolz
July 11th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old World vs New World tasting
Replies: 28
Views: 688

Re: Old World vs New World tasting

Almost all of those are priced well above A$110 (as I said, USD$76 but with taxes a wine that starts at around USD$50 can go up to A$100 in Australia). Barthod Chambolle Musigny A$187 Chevillon Nuit-Saint-Georges A$181 Montille 1er Crus A$200+ Within the price range I can get AP Villaines (A$70), B...
by Mattstolz
July 11th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old World vs New World tasting
Replies: 28
Views: 688

Re: Old World vs New World tasting

[rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] I think it is really funny that you don't think villages level wines from Bernard Moreau or Hudelot-Noellat won't be able to compete. [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] I almost finished my comment with something similar to this. just to reiterate to the OP: don't let anyone tel...
by Mattstolz
July 11th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Steak pairing: '10 LRA Vina Ardanza or '16 Produtorri Del Barberesco
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Steak pairing: '10 LRA Vina Ardanza or '16 Produtorri Del Barberesco

you can't go wrong here. I had the produttori last week and its fantastic. LRA '10s are also great right now. both of them have the stuffing for another 30 years. both of them probably need steak right now.
by Mattstolz
July 11th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me get into Bordeaux
Replies: 20
Views: 1035

Re: Help me get into Bordeaux

I agree with a lot of what has been said here ( although I don’t avoid St Emilion as much as Robert). A distinctly important thing is to buy some older bottles and see how they go over. You do not want to start buying on the promise that your cellar will someday be filled with wonderful aged Bordea...
by Mattstolz
July 11th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old World vs New World tasting
Replies: 28
Views: 688

Re: Old World vs New World tasting

for N Rhone, there are definitely great options. Search our Xavier Gerard, Domaine Faury. Also, N Rhone is one of those places where some "insider" knowledge can get you some great wines. for example: Clape doesnt actually own any wines in southern rhone, but still bottles a "cotes du rhone" made fr...
by Mattstolz
July 11th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me get into Bordeaux
Replies: 20
Views: 1035

Re: Help me get into Bordeaux

Hey Jan! I agree with Robert, if you really want to appreciate Bordeaux, the beauty of them often is in the aged wines. Not that the new wines cant be great too, but they often are just burly and grumpy and very tannic when theyre young. also, the style has shifted a lot (and hopefully is swinging b...
by Mattstolz
July 6th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 1er Cru question
Replies: 51
Views: 3954

Re: CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 1er Cru question

I think this thread is about the closest I've ever seen to an entire thread of berserkers coming to a consensus. its not perfect but pretty good agreement here!
by Mattstolz
July 5th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2161

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

I would also be one to throw in reliable agers from California for 2018. I haven't heard a winemaker in California talk about 2018s yet that isn't just in love with the vintage. I'd have faith in the ageability of classics like Montebello, Corison, Mondavi, etc, but also in the newer-comers like Bed...
by Mattstolz
July 5th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 779

Re: Making bacon at home

Mike Maguire wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 7:24 am
Do you smoke fat side up or just flip half way thru?
the side that had the skin on it (I remove that) I normally keep up the whole time.
by Mattstolz
July 5th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week

good luck! excited to see the results, pesto is a favorite of mine. I like the suggestions in the other thread for Vermentino, Soave, and (even though it was a joke) Bordeaux (but white!). but I think most moderately acidic whites without a ton of oak would work well. curious to see if you're gonna ...
by Mattstolz
July 4th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?

Linda Baehr wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Mattstolz wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 8:59 pm


Looks yum! I've been wanting to try my hand at deep dish. This is my inspiration!
it actually seemed pretty forgiving. make a good sauce, get some good sausage, and you're 90% of the way there!
by Mattstolz
July 4th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?

What's everyone making to celebrate their 4th? I'm taking a shot at Pequods style deep dish pizza. Gonna open a couple Italians with it. Probably a peach and tomato salad to start. How about you? We used to eat at the original location, The Pequod Inn, when I was a kid growing up in Chicago. It was...
by Mattstolz
July 4th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '18 Kelley Fox Barbie Pinot Blanc
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: TN: '18 Kelley Fox Barbie Pinot Blanc

just as a quick note: the main difference between this and the Freedom Hill PB is that this was raised in Acacia barrels and the Freedom Hill labelled bottling is in oak. does that about sum it up?
by Mattstolz
July 4th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '18 Kelley Fox Barbie Pinot Blanc
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: TN: '18 Kelley Fox Barbie Pinot Blanc

thanks for this note. Ive put it in my cart on her site and then wandered away and forgotten about it so many times now. need to grab some.


I'm really curious about the Nerthus blend of Gruner and Muscat as well!
by Mattstolz
July 4th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?

Trying something new, “Acorn Fed Iberico Pork Baby Back Ribs”. Salted them yesterday afternoon and they have been air drying in the fridge. I’ll use a homemade rub before I put them on the smoker. To drink most likely a Zin. 23F1DAF4-A023-4172-9E63-3C7E83228F56.jpeg Interesting! Where did you get I...
by Mattstolz
July 4th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 779

Re: Making bacon at home

I've really liked the recipe from Amazingribs. It works every time and gives very tasty bacon. I have almost always used the maple recipe which turns out very good. I typically cut the pink salt a little though

https://amazingribs.com/tested-recipes/ ... bacon-home
by Mattstolz
July 4th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?
Replies: 17
Views: 334

MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?

What's everyone making to celebrate their 4th?

I'm taking a shot at Pequods style deep dish pizza. Gonna open a couple Italians with it. Probably a peach and tomato salad to start.

How about you?
by Mattstolz
July 1st, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2720

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

so far:
04 La Rioja Alta 904
16 Donnhoff Hermannshohle GG
07 Ruinart BdB
by Mattstolz
July 1st, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't get the wine auction market
Replies: 50
Views: 2208

Re: I don't get the wine auction market

I always just figure that the cellartracker price is so low because people’s significant others have access to the CT as well and we’re all trying to convince our spouses we don’t spend THAT MUCH on wine.
by Mattstolz
June 30th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent Vintage Roundup
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Recent Vintage Roundup

Burgundy. (uh oh... probably gonna miss some details here) 2014 Cool, wet summer with a dry warm harvest. Significant damage in CdB (especially Volnay) caused uneven quality there. CdN less hail damage. Classic vintage overall. 2015 Great vintage for reds, average(?) for whites. Reds are powerful, b...
by Mattstolz
June 30th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent Vintage Roundup
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Recent Vintage Roundup

Bordeaux 2014 Med+ year Cooler vintage. More classic. Cabernet based left banks maybe a little better than right bank. possibly early drinking and lighter style. better for whites than reds 2015 Great- year Hot vintage with drought stress. Some rains near harvest time. Clay soils on right bank helpe...
by Mattstolz
June 30th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent Vintage Roundup
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Recent Vintage Roundup

If you are like me, you saw todays Envoyer email offering "back vintage Joseph Voillot" and were shocked to find out 2017 is now considered "Back Vintage" Not sure where the time has gone. I still see anything older than 2015 and think "wow, they released that pretty early!" If you are like me, and ...
by Mattstolz
June 29th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1431
Views: 85032

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Just got my invoice for a recent shipment from Envoyer...looks like they’re charging for the styrofoam shippers now in addition to the shipping cost. Is this new or something I’ve missed previously (maybe new POS system just provides better detail)? the most annoying part is the 12 pack shipment I ...
by Mattstolz
June 28th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51987

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Pricing certainly feels attractive, and I did buy a very small amount. But I also perceive (rightly or wrongly, the data isn’t really available) that the market is being manipulated in tried and true Bordeaux fashion. Yes stuff is selling out, but on what kind of quantity? It seems that a few dozen...
by Mattstolz
June 28th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2562

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

I have a feeling this will depend on your definition of the word cult for wines. if you're talking secret small project that few have ever heard of but are entirely devoted to: maybe. if you're talking screagle/DRC where everyone knows the name and wishes they could have them: I have a hard time bel...
by Mattstolz
June 28th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: Aged Cali Cabs 1991-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1026

Re: LTB: Aged Cali Cabs 1991-2005

I've found a pretty good source of that age Mondavi @ benchmark wines.

https://www.benchmarkwine.com/winery/15 ... avi-robert
by Mattstolz
June 28th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Kelley Fox Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: TN: 2008 Kelley Fox Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir

very cool note. not very many of these older KF wines and notes floating around, but happy to see that these wines age gracefully like I think we all suspected they would. thanks!
by Mattstolz
June 26th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51987

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

so I think im done with my small-fish futures purchases:

Calon Segur
Montrose 375s
Canon
Clinet 375s
chapelle LMHB
by Mattstolz
June 26th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1348
Views: 80239

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Mattstolz wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 5:20 pm
how do we comment on the newest reconsideration? anyone have a link?
https://comments.ustr.gov/s/submit-new- ... -2020-0023
thanks. commenting now.
by Mattstolz
June 25th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: 2007 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904

if you're doing veggies, consider making a romesco sauce for them! its a delicious sauce with veggies, meat, OR starches.
by Mattstolz
June 25th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: 2007 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904

the LRA 904s I've had you could have paired with literally just about anything and it would have still been fantastic. but how heavy and labor intensive are you willing to go on tapas?
by Mattstolz
June 25th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51987

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

in case anyone missed, TW has Canon and Rauzan Segla out now.
by Mattstolz
June 24th, 2020, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51987

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

We are talking about two different concepts here. Your statement that it depends on who's looking at it because you didn't see any increase in price on futures you bought two years ago, which were delivered this year, refers to risk allocation. You didn't see the risk because you didn't have to cou...
by Mattstolz
June 23rd, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51987

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

TW is up No Canon or PLL. I think Canon will be tomorrow since they are usually a day after releases. However, weird on PLL when I emailed TW concierge they kinda sounded like they had no idea when Canon was gonna drop. They DID know PLL would be tomorrow though. which makes me wonder if they know ...
by Mattstolz
June 23rd, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

nothing wrong with a pinot-cation.

i am sure it'll still be there for you when you want to come back!
by Mattstolz
June 23rd, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51987

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Keith Levenberg wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 1:43 pm
Seeing the notes posted with these, it looks like the chateaux are doing a very good job getting to 14.0X% with their ABVs...
I liked LLC: 14.02%ABV ha!
by Mattstolz
June 23rd, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51987

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Tariffs cannot be locked in or hedged, because they are charged at the time of importation. You can't agree with anyone in the supply chain that the tariffs will be X or that today's tariff will apply, at least not in any way that is binding on the government. yeah I think this just depends on who'...
by Mattstolz
June 23rd, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51987

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

All this futures currency talk is why I was confused when ‘17 futures hit and we were asked to pay tariffs as well. I’ve always pictured it works like this: You buy a future to lock in the current price, whatever it is offered by the retailer. at that point you have entered into an agreement with th...
by Mattstolz
June 23rd, 2020, 3:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51987

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

AD Northup wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 3:24 am
VCC email at 196 EUR this morning
$236 at Millesima
by Mattstolz
June 22nd, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51987

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Jeff_M. wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 3:31 pm
Mattstolz wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 3:06 pm
Jeff_M. wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 3:02 pm
Got a pretty quick email response. TW is releasing more futures tomorrow.
Thanks for the update!
You're welcome. Get those credit cards ready to roll. Hope their pricing is in line with others.
that and for 375s!
by Mattstolz
June 22nd, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51987

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Jeff_M. wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 3:02 pm
Got a pretty quick email response. TW is releasing more futures tomorrow.
Thanks for the update!
by Mattstolz
June 22nd, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 51987

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Jeff P wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 11:31 am
TW just added more Calon Segur in 750, 1.5, and 3L if you missed out
I'm still waiting for Montrose to hit TW... anyone seen it yet?
by Mattstolz
June 22nd, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5374

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

Most of this recent blowback started when an African American wine professional (@sippingsocialite) posted an Instagram live video recounting her experience with the court when several MSs insisted on her (as a POC, but it sounds like the class as a whole as well) refer to them as ‘Master’ when add...
by Mattstolz
June 22nd, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first 6 months as a wine lover
Replies: 29
Views: 1582

Re: My first 6 months as a wine lover

weird 6 months to be starting on the journey for sure. but as someone who enjoys the academic side it sounds like, a very interesting one. If you haven't yet, and if you still have COVID free time, make sure you check out the Ill Drink to That Podcast (prepare for a rabbit hole) and the Vinous Live...
by Mattstolz
June 21st, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5374

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

Link to the interview for those of us interested and learning? As far as I know there’s no Levi interview. Most of this recent blowback started when an African American wine professional (@sippingsocialite) posted an Instagram live video recounting her experience with the court when several MSs ins...
by Mattstolz
June 21st, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3304

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 8:04 am
Mattstolz wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 5:36 am
Don’t sleep on St estrogen!
Matt, my wife just asked if you would kindly point her to your tasting notes on these. [wink.gif]
Ha!

Not even my worst faux pas of the day, believe it or not.

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