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by Mattstolz
March 2nd, 2021, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Chianti Classico Zoom Today
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Vinous Chianti Classico Zoom Today

really enjoyed the pieces I listened to live and am looking forward to listening to the rest tonight! what a great group of panelists to talk about Chianti I have to add: for the UGAs I agree with Antonio and was glad he made his point. I would much rather see village appellations appear on CCs and ...
by Mattstolz
March 2nd, 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge '20 Monte Bello
Replies: 48
Views: 3831

Re: Ridge '20 Monte Bello

got the same email. I imagine this is not an uncommon thing in short years for the list. im OK with it because I just had my Patricia green order confirmed, finalized Bedrock two weeks ago, Once and Future came today, Big Table Farms came yesterday... lol
by Mattstolz
March 2nd, 2021, 4:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: modern classification of left bank red Bordeaux
Replies: 50
Views: 3019

Re: modern classification of left bank red Bordeaux

I would posit that a ranking system based on a magazine-based reviewers ratings is no longer "modern" but perhaps a little bit retro.
by Mattstolz
March 1st, 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: The Peloton Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 20892

Re: The Peloton Thread

so due to an injury im nursing I've been using the Peloton app for the meditation aspect recently, because I can't be on the bike but also because the calm helps my hip feel better. I've really enjoyed some of the meditations overall. new discovery for me recently!
by Mattstolz
March 1st, 2021, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1552
Views: 100068

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Nice prices on yesterday's list. The Dujac went too quick for me congrats to whoever snagged the malconsort. Got the jacques carillon at least. I was really hoping I was fast enough for the 14 MSD but I should have known my 3-4 minute response wouldn't be fast enough. good price! Anyone grab the 9 ...
by Mattstolz
March 1st, 2021, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Occhipinti...talk to me!
Replies: 58
Views: 2465

Re: Occhipinti...talk to me!

Has anyone tasted the single cru Frappatos? I love Occhipintis wines and buy a few every year, but I have a hard time seeing the reason for Frappato crus. Are they supposed to be aged like the Grotte Alte (which btw is great after 10+yrs). I've had a few Frappatos at 5-6 years, but I just dont see ...
by Mattstolz
March 1st, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9141

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

I knew it was a long shot, but figured I'd try. Their reply: "Thank you for reaching out. We had run into an inventory failure with our web provider, which also skewed the price into a different item's data. After recovering the data properly, we are able to again offer the wine. Unfortunately...
by Mattstolz
February 28th, 2021, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Occhipinti...talk to me!
Replies: 58
Views: 2465

Re: Occhipinti...talk to me!

Is $85 close to 30 euros? The base frappato is 43.99 Essentially, the wines that a few years ago went for around $20 or so are now over $40 and the better cuvees that were once in the $30s are now in the $80s. At the same store where the base frappato is $44, I can get 2016 Vajra Albe for $35. And,...
by Mattstolz
February 28th, 2021, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 105
Views: 9141

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

Replied to their email with the BS out of stock explanation noting I saw it back in stock on their site to see if they'd honour my purchase price. No dice [swearing.gif] What did they say?? I knew it was a long shot, but figured I'd try. Their reply: "Thank you for reaching out. We had run int...
by Mattstolz
February 27th, 2021, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant Wine List Online Store - The Herbfarm
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: Restaurant Wine List Online Store - The Herbfarm

despite the prices being all over how many place can you find 07 Kelley Fox Maresh?? I had to email Dustin to check and make sure that wine even existed! there were actually a few random bottling/vintage combos like that I could find As with any restaurant list, you have a mix of pricing to drive s...
by Mattstolz
February 27th, 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant Wine List Online Store - The Herbfarm
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: Restaurant Wine List Online Store - The Herbfarm

despite the prices being all over how many place can you find 07 Kelley Fox Maresh?? I had to email Dustin to check and make sure that wine even existed!


there were actually a few random bottling/vintage combos like that I could find
by Mattstolz
February 27th, 2021, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Occhipinti...talk to me!
Replies: 58
Views: 2465

Re: Occhipinti...talk to me!

There is no doubt the wines are good but they are totally overhyped. COS is just as good, and there are other producers also doing good work. i have never had the same emotional connection to Cos that I've had with some occhipintis. theyre good, but i do think Occhipinti is another step up. funny s...
by Mattstolz
February 27th, 2021, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Occhipinti...talk to me!
Replies: 58
Views: 2465

Re: Occhipinti...talk to me!

There is no doubt the wines are good but they are totally overhyped. COS is just as good, and there are other producers also doing good work. i have never had the same emotional connection to Cos that I've had with some occhipintis. theyre good, but i do think Occhipinti is another step up. funny s...
by Mattstolz
February 26th, 2021, 7:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Somebody Feed Phil
Replies: 35
Views: 1634

Re: Somebody Feed Phil

I love his shows. I appreciate that his joy and kindness doesnt seem like an act and he seems to really love good food and people.
by Mattstolz
February 26th, 2021, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2572

Re: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

question for people posting these lists of what we (now) consider steals of prices:

at the time, were any of you going "man $40 for Cornas?? wine has gotten expensive!"
by Mattstolz
February 26th, 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Occhipinti...talk to me!
Replies: 58
Views: 2465

Re: Occhipinti...talk to me!

her wines across all levels (but especially the il frappato) are some of my favorite to open with food. I really love them with anything seasoned with herbs de Provence, because I get a lot of those notes in the nose of frappato anyways. I think her red wines are consistently delicious joyful.
by Mattstolz
February 25th, 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2572

Re: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

I had to stop reading at Drouhin Clos des Mouches 2 for $30. then I saw that price for Verset. wow!
by Mattstolz
February 25th, 2021, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3099

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

Tomás Costa wrote: February 25th, 2021, 10:55 am There was once a TN on Vivino where a user pronounced a wine so excellent, he was immediately, erm, excited into action with his female companion (a situation he described in rather more crass terms).

I bought it and it really wasn't that good.
hey ya know what they say: sex sells!
by Mattstolz
February 23rd, 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's New Generation
Replies: 27
Views: 1748

Re: Burgundy's New Generation

Nothing in the world like going to winery whether in Burgundy, Alsace, Bandol or wherever and getting to meet family members involved in growing the grapes and making the wines. Adds about 5 points to any wine I drink from anywhere if I have visited the winery and have been hosted by the owners. 10...
by Mattstolz
February 23rd, 2021, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's New Generation
Replies: 27
Views: 1748

Re: Burgundy's New Generation

According to WS's obituary for his father, Guillaume was 47 in 2003, meaning he is 65 this year! Jeremy Seysses was born in 1975 and this is his 20th year making the Dujac wines. I think including them in the "new generation", therefore, is testimony to how Burgundy's wines can mitigate t...
by Mattstolz
February 22nd, 2021, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's New Generation
Replies: 27
Views: 1748

Re: Burgundy's New Generation

If you listened to Jasper's 'new generation' zoom, then you know he also mentioned that this isn't a unique place in time. With over 400 domaines in Burgundy this is happening constantly. Every year there's a transition happening at several if not dozens of domaines. If memory serves - Amelie Berth...
by Mattstolz
February 22nd, 2021, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja
Replies: 56
Views: 2793

Re: Rioja

interesting to see less love for LRA than I expected. 904 is one of the wines that I feel like still offers pretty good price for what I view as a world class wine. IMO in general the classified Riojas that see oak just need a ton of time to integrate it.
by Mattstolz
February 22nd, 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncommon wine varietals for everyday drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2128

Re: Uncommon wine varietals for everyday drinking

Trousseau! Arnot-Roberts makes a good one but so do others. I love that wine. a red that I feel OK pairing with just about anything- fish to red meat. OP already mentioned dolcetto and Barbara but Freisa as well! also in Italy, Frappato and nerello mascalese. I could drink Sicilian wine every day a...
by Mattstolz
February 22nd, 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's New Generation
Replies: 27
Views: 1748

Re: Burgundy's New Generation

This list is going to get pretty big pretty fast. The delightful thing about this trend is not just that Mom/Dad (well mostly Dad in Burgundy) is getting old and the kids are taking over - but that it is happening so much all over the wine world. Piedmont, Tuscany, Burgundy, Mosel (Germany) are all...
by Mattstolz
February 22nd, 2021, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's New Generation
Replies: 27
Views: 1748

Re: Burgundy's New Generation

Charles van Canneyt at Hudelot-Noellat (started in 2008) but is still only around 32. Guillaume d'Angerville Jeremy Seysses (Dujac) Armand Heitz (took over domaine that used to lease land to Drouhin) I didn't realize van Canneyt was so young! also, is the ELDER d'Angerville was also named Guillaume...
by Mattstolz
February 22nd, 2021, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's New Generation
Replies: 27
Views: 1748

Re: Burgundy's New Generation

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 22nd, 2021, 4:46 pm Alix Millot
Charles Lachaux
Amelie Berthaut
ive been seeing Charles Lachaux pop up a lot recently on social media (the most recent on Thibault Clerget's page!). is he associated with Arnoux-Lachaux or totally apart?

Amelie Berthaut is very talented. how recently did she take over?
by Mattstolz
February 22nd, 2021, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's New Generation
Replies: 27
Views: 1748

Burgundy's New Generation

A few things recently have brought to my attention how some of my favorite Burgundy Domaines are starting to move to the next generation of winemakers. Most recently, a Jasper Morris podcast from a few months ago and a La Paulee event featuring some of those new faces: The Lafarge sisters, Thibault ...
by Mattstolz
February 18th, 2021, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Homage to Maggie Harrison
Replies: 18
Views: 2457

Re: Homage to Maggie Harrison

New release save the date today!
by Mattstolz
February 15th, 2021, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best wine decanters for double decanting?
Replies: 20
Views: 982

Re: best wine decanters for double decanting?

for double decanting use a pitcher! anything big enough to hold a bottle of wine that also has a handle and spout. easy peasy.
by Mattstolz
February 15th, 2021, 9:33 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Herbfarm? Woodinville WA
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Herbfarm? Woodinville WA

This place came up in some random wine-searcher searches and I started exploring the list that they have for sale. Is this place legit? If so, how do we not hear more about this wine list? It’s pretty awesome!
by Mattstolz
February 14th, 2021, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best value elite Bordeaux?
Replies: 96
Views: 10096

Re: Best value elite Bordeaux?

At the top of your level, Montrose, Pichon Lalande and Ducru Beaucaillou. All three make great wines but need lots of time. If you want a hint of their style at a lower price try their second wines or close to second wines like Croix Beaucaillou. Other top wines at a lower price would be Rauzan Seg...
by Mattstolz
February 14th, 2021, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 139
Views: 7705

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

i would only add St Innocent to Marcus' list/post.
by Mattstolz
February 14th, 2021, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where and who to start with for GC white burgs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1619

Re: Where and who to start with for GC white burgs?

why not start with 1er cru burgs before deciding you want to save up for GC burgs?
by Mattstolz
February 13th, 2021, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyway these wines are good?
Replies: 8
Views: 1309

Re: Anyway these wines are good?

ive heard a few people who freeze their opened wines to try and extend the drinkable life of them pre-coravin (and one or two post-coravin). they report good results and are not slouch wine drinkers who wouldn't know the difference.
by Mattstolz
February 13th, 2021, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No wine in my cellar is safe from getting its cork pulled
Replies: 86
Views: 4300

Re: No wine in my cellar is safe from getting its cork pulled

I'm with Rodrigo. I'm not against opening just about anything (with the exception of a few birth year wines) but I just have a lot of stuff that will have so much upside if it has some more time. that being said, if a friend came over and asked me to open it, I still probably would. You and I are o...
by Mattstolz
February 13th, 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa recs for lover of cooler climate wines
Replies: 42
Views: 1911

Re: Napa recs for lover of cooler climate wines

There's a number of posts on the 2013 Sky Zinfandel from Mt. Veeder, which sounds right up your alley if you don't want big, jammy wines. Try some of the Napa Cabs from producers in the mountain areas, not the valley floor. You usually get more structure and less flab up there. ive had that wine an...
by Mattstolz
February 13th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No wine in my cellar is safe from getting its cork pulled
Replies: 86
Views: 4300

Re: No wine in my cellar is safe from getting its cork pulled

I'm with Rodrigo. I'm not against opening just about anything (with the exception of a few birth year wines) but I just have a lot of stuff that will have so much upside if it has some more time. that being said, if a friend came over and asked me to open it, I still probably would.
by Mattstolz
February 13th, 2021, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If burgundy has a sibling in Bordeaux...
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Re: If burgundy has a sibling in Bordeaux...

interesting comparison between Dujac and Palmer. i picture Palmer as a pretty high octane wine at this point and that is definitely not how i picture Dujac. my dujac comparison might be something that i picture with more spice like Cos? but i like this idea, i've always kind of wondered where people...
by Mattstolz
February 13th, 2021, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's Talk Rheingau
Replies: 64
Views: 2668

Re: Let's Talk Rheingau

i am curious about any reports on Eva Fricke. CT notes are generally really positive and the prices always are pretty attractive, but ive never tried them
by Mattstolz
February 13th, 2021, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu must have this wine service basket
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: Fu must have this wine service basket

beautiful piece of art!

just imagine the Cornas pouring out menacingly from between the tigers fangs at Fu's house.
by Mattstolz
February 11th, 2021, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 Barolo
Replies: 34
Views: 3314

Re: A.G. On 2017 Barolo

I did get a good chuckle on a price listed for one of the wines. 2017 Burlotto Monvigliero was listed at $80. FFIW I don't ever use the prices he lists as a benchmark. But that stood out. Also, glad to hear the vintage is good. ha, I noticed that too. someone mentioned Alessandria as well but I thi...
by Mattstolz
February 11th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 Barolo
Replies: 34
Views: 3314

Re: A.G. On 2017 Barolo

I thought this was an interesting read. I had been kind of worried about how 2017s were looking based on what I had been hearing from other Italian regions (Tuscany in particular) but am glad to hear theyre not feeling like a super warm vintage. maybe this is a good place to compile a short list of ...
by Mattstolz
February 11th, 2021, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3704

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

I got an offer for the 2016 Prod d Barbaresco Riservas today - at over $90/bottle. The '15s were $50ish/bottle. That kind of jump is hard to swallow - even for a wonderful producer, who makes great wine, and this will be no exception. And you can legitimately argue its still 'worth it' relative to ...
by Mattstolz
February 11th, 2021, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3704

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

Robert Dentice wrote: February 11th, 2021, 7:03 am Given recent release pricing for 2019 Egon Muller Kabinett at $200-220 I am close to throwing in the towel.
Muller kabinetts at 200+ is a throw in the towel for me. I don’t meet the thread requirements as I’ve only bought three vintages but 200+ is insane
by Mattstolz
February 9th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 159
Views: 14307

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/24

Jboonsook wrote: February 9th, 2021, 10:44 am Warning: stay off the podcast or you’ll end up with a mixed case at a minimum.
that podcast is the best marketing idea in wine since white zin.
by Mattstolz
February 8th, 2021, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3167
Views: 219028

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Couldn't resist any longer, and popped a 2019 California Syrah last night. Opened to a whiff of reduction, and poured into a decanter to get some air. Almost immediately blue and black fruit aromas began to show off with a little olive, and I felt a sinking feeling in my stomach as I realized that ...
by Mattstolz
February 8th, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.
Replies: 204
Views: 9501

Re: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.

this is my issue with the way wines are scored right now, and its kind of the same I think as previous conversations in the best burgundy vintage thread and your can a Bourgogne be great thread. I don't love that kabinetts and bourgognes have a handicap because of a system that names them not neces...
by Mattstolz
February 7th, 2021, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3167
Views: 219028

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2015 Bedrock "Ode to Lucien" The nose on this wine suggests that its pretty shut down at this stage right now. Even on decanting aromas are pretty muted. Let it hang out in a decanter about 30 minutes or so and then followed out of the decanter over the next 2 hours or so. Its still delic...
by Mattstolz
February 7th, 2021, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 26
Views: 2945

Re: Williams Selyem Spring 2020 Release

im pretty happy to see so many people saying the "lower" level ones are the plays here. as a VERY new W-S drinker I kind of looked at the SVD wines with a little bit of hesitancy because of the price jump-- I always go back to knowing how good the pinot from Oregon is that I can get for th...

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