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by Mattstolz
December 10th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 56
Views: 2925

Re: Somm 3

So I finally watched this. I loved Somm because it had an engaging story that had an obvious direction, and I felt like even though 2 eschewed that, the way it was set up it didn't need it. this third one seems to lack some direction though. The way I described it to someone was like there were 2 or...
by Mattstolz
December 10th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Visit to Barolo/Barbaresco: 2014 in bottle, looking forward with 2015-2016-2017-2018, looking back a little with 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: My Visit to Barolo/Barbaresco: 2014 in bottle, looking forward with 2015-2016-2017-2018, looking back a little with

Thanks Matt, I did, I got Monvigliero from Burlotto and Bartolo Mascarello. I have 750s and a mag of the BM, I only have 750s of the Burlotto....woudl like a mag. Bricco dell Viole from Vajra did well too, but I expect the 14s to get cut in price once the 15s come online later in 2019. The Poderi C...
by Mattstolz
December 10th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs for the AFWE: Nikolaihof and the other Jamet
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: TNs for the AFWE: Nikolaihof and the other Jamet

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 7:15 am
Anti Flavor Wine Elite

It’s an old Parker insult used for those who decried his taste for super rich wines.
Thanks! The explanation definitely helps
by Mattstolz
December 9th, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: TN: Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah 2009

Coincidentally I have this ready for tonight’s dinner. Bought on release though. 2B651B31-1854-46DA-BE17-9DE77D473F36.jpeg yeah! thats what I was expecting mine to say! especially since the subject line of the email from Garagiste is "Sonoma Coast Age" and thats what the email itself says as well. ...
by Mattstolz
December 9th, 2018, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs for the AFWE: Nikolaihof and the other Jamet
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: TNs for the AFWE: Nikolaihof and the other Jamet

what does AFWE mean?
by Mattstolz
December 8th, 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 339

TN: Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah 2009

This wine was a solid steal from Garagiste. $16. Drank over two nights, stored re-corked in fridge overnight. PnP this wine seemed like a good value but this is still a wine that I thought vastly improved overnight. I think day 1 I would have given this a 90, but day 2 the nose pushed this wine to a...
by Mattstolz
December 8th, 2018, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)
Replies: 46
Views: 1404

Re: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)

if budget permitted id do two. but at this point one is typically my limit for most stuff I buy.
by Mattstolz
December 8th, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 64
Views: 2224

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

Personally, Pergole Torte I still would count as a profound chianti, since it basically is in everything but legal name. also, i think the question makes sense cuz it points a recc in a certain direction. I agree with trying Fontodis, or Rancia with age. Pergole Torte stands alone but these two are...
by Mattstolz
December 8th, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 64
Views: 2224

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

What reds have you had that you find profound? Not sure how it's germane to the question at hand, but: Le Pergole Torte, Quintarelli Amarone, Bartolo Mascarello Barolo. Personally, Pergole Torte I still would count as a profound chianti, since it basically is in everything but legal name. also, i t...
by Mattstolz
December 7th, 2018, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 64
Views: 2224

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

Michael S. Monie wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 3:46 pm
And that includes: Classico, Riserva, and Gran Selezione. I'm looking for a Chianti that goes beyond just being very good. I want one that has the potential to be profound. Any suggestions? Thanks.
what are the ones you've liked? what have you tried and been disappointed in?
by Mattstolz
December 7th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Key Wine Openers
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Vintage Key Wine Openers

They may well be of interest - there is a whole corkscrew/wine stuff collectible subculture out there. I have no idea if those are of any value (probably not as they seem more curio) but you should email Gerovassiliou at his website - https://www.gerovassiliou.gr/en/node - he has a very cool and wo...
by Mattstolz
December 7th, 2018, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Key Wine Openers
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Vintage Key Wine Openers

Hi all. My med tech came in today and was telling me about a cool find when cleaning out her dads house last night and was hoping I could get information for her as to what she’s looking at. Basically it looks like a set of old skeleton keys, but the bow comes off and there’s a hidden corkscrew worm...
by Mattstolz
December 6th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with many fine wines especially some top Super Tuscans such as Redigaffi,Ornelaia,Solaia,Flaccianello,Cavalli ++
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Dinner with many fine wines especially some top Super Tuscans such as Redigaffi,Ornelaia,Solaia,Flaccianello,Cavalli

Blake Brown wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 3:06 pm


Just remembered our group also has another fav with lightweight Masseto likeness, its the Petrolo Galatrona which we call "baby Masseto". Just saying.
I've got a young one of these from JJBuckley right now and am wondering how long to hold it before opening. what would you suggest?
by Mattstolz
December 4th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22213

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

So after reading this thread some time ago I signed up and was on the list for about four months and bought - wait for it - nothing. Am I the only one? The business model just didn't work for me. A few reasons: - I found that the prices, while good, were not world-beating on most things. Add in coa...
by Mattstolz
December 3rd, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Long Lived Are Top Brunellos From Outstanding Vintages?
Replies: 42
Views: 1518

Re: How Long Lived Are Top Brunellos From Outstanding Vintages?

depends a ton on the producer for sure, the ones you've got I would bet on to last a long time. I have an '88 Biondi Santi Im holding for a big Bday and have few doubts that the right bottle of Biondi could last much longer than 50 years
by Mattstolz
December 2nd, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2695

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

The OP posed a different Q than I think you are answering, Jeff. But he can jump in if I’m wrong. It was about the best the 70s (and I’ll stick the late 60s in there as well) against what folks consider the second or third tier today. I think he answered the exact question being asked more closely ...
by Mattstolz
December 2nd, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: 2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides

For those that are tough on the 2017, have you had the 2016 and can offer comparative insights? Thanks! I passed on the 2017 offering, but for other reasons. this is what I'm curious about as well. I've never had the 2016 but I have had the 2017 twice, followed it over multiple hours and days both ...
by Mattstolz
December 1st, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2695

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

so you've compare them to themselves, but what about these specifics compared to the wines from the first growths around the 70s? Because the way I read this question was something along these lines: Has the average quality of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th growths over the last (decade? insert some shortish am...
by Mattstolz
December 1st, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2695

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

::lots of good analysis that I don't mean to detract from:: Rauzan Segla: Much better than 1970, not as good as 1982, almost on par with 1990. Rauzan Gassies: Maybe better than 1970, not in the same league as 1982 or 1990. Leoville Las Cases: Much, much better than 1970, on par with 1982, better th...
by Mattstolz
December 1st, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thank Goodness for strong wine bottles.
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Thank Goodness for strong wine bottles.

glad to hear you didn't lose any wine-soldiers. sorry about the glasses though. hope everything else in your house and neighborhood is OK
by Mattstolz
November 30th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!
Replies: 44
Views: 2300

Re: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!

maybe its just bottles over 1,000 pounds are now auto 100pointers?
by Mattstolz
November 28th, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald on Benchmark
Replies: 10
Views: 1108

Re: Macdonald on Benchmark

Just saw an email from earlier today... 2009 @ 299 a bottle (4 bottles) 2010 @ 399 a bottle (3 bottles) Was this a mistake or just a really good deal!? Also anyone get lucky and secure these at those mind blowing prices? ive had this happen so many times with Benchmark emails. I open most of those ...
by Mattstolz
November 28th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3334
Views: 285170

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Nice pickup on both. Great wines. Those are two wines I always wish my Mystery wines would turn out to be, but I always seem it wrong! Curious to know how much both were? the Rancia was 38.71 and the Il Poggione was 39.80. great prices for them both IMO. I took a chance on the Tuscan mystery hoping...
by Mattstolz
November 27th, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3334
Views: 285170

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Matt- how much was the 2012 Il Poggione? I bought that elsewhere and it's terrific.
$39.80. seemed like I got a pretty solid deal on both of these Italian mysteries.
by Mattstolz
November 27th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3334
Views: 285170

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Report on a couple mysteries I just received today: 6/20/18 "2015 Tuscan Mystery" was 2015 Felsina Rancia 3/5/18 "Mystery Brunello" was 2012 Il Poggione Brunello this one has already been discussed a little bit but the 4/25 Mystery 2013 Napa is a BV Cab Maestro "Limited Release". I'm curious if anyo...
by Mattstolz
November 27th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does this sound like 100 points?
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

Re: Does this sound like 100 points?

maybe they confused points and cost at release?
by Mattstolz
November 23rd, 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday deals 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4586

Re: Black Friday deals 2018

CJ Beazley wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 3:02 pm
Anyone take advantage of this?
Well apparently SOMEONE got their deliveries at least...
by Mattstolz
November 23rd, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4570

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

2010 Rochioli Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Nice version of a darker fruited, spicey Pinot. Cola, dark cherries, cloves. Velvety and smooth, not a high acid pinot but delicious with some red sauces pasta and braised lamb
by Mattstolz
November 23rd, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday deals 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4586

Re: Black Friday deals 2018

flickinger is doing some emailed deals throughout the day, Benchmark is having a Bin sale this weekend as well.
by Mattstolz
November 21st, 2018, 2:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22213

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Their stuff tends to show up eventually. I got about half my total orders in nov. Just a data point: I received 9 cases in October, most ordered from Nov ‘17 thru Spring/Summer ‘18. Every bottle ordered was eventually delivered. that was kind of what i figured. it seems like the kind of operation w...
by Mattstolz
November 21st, 2018, 2:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tales of Actual Heat Damage
Replies: 27
Views: 1268

Re: Tales of Actual Heat Damage

are these wines all from the same shipment? maybe it happened during transport and not during your watch?
by Mattstolz
November 20th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22213

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

A few cellars I purchased wine on in October have been severely delayed and some of the wines never arrived. This is the first time I have had some issues with them and I also bought some stuff early summer that never arrived in the fall so they credited me. Hope this is not something I see again. ...
by Mattstolz
November 20th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do people in Napa still do Sauv Blanc
Replies: 34
Views: 2008

Re: Why do people in Napa still do Sauv Blanc

A. So wrote:
November 20th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Why do people in Burgundy still do gamay
i think they just like the way Passetoutgrain looks on a label.
by Mattstolz
November 20th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22213

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

julianseersmartin wrote:
November 20th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Mattstolz wrote:
November 20th, 2018, 12:10 pm
anyone spring for any of the Rhones from yesterday's email? I havent gotten a response yet which i feel like is normally a good sign...
I asked for the 94 BDX within a few minutes and had a reply within 30 confirming.
nice! my fingers are crossed for the Guigals I requested.
by Mattstolz
November 20th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do people in Napa still do Sauv Blanc
Replies: 34
Views: 2008

Re: Why do people in Napa still do Sauv Blanc

to dig back for this thread: because Wine Enthusiast still puts Mondavi Fume Blanc at #32 on its top 100 list
by Mattstolz
November 20th, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22213

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

anyone spring for any of the Rhones from yesterday's email? I havent gotten a response yet which i feel like is normally a good sign...
by Mattstolz
November 20th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th
Replies: 67
Views: 4586

Re: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th

in for 6 Coast to Foothills and 1 Pagani. First Bedrock order, hello email list!
by Mattstolz
November 20th, 2018, 3:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4570

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

Happy to add another wine to the thread. I decided to pull a bottle from the deep, hidden part of the cellar, all to add to the benefit of Laura's House. IMG_2139.JPG 2008 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton (11/19/2018)[/ i] Pop and pour. Cork br...
by Mattstolz
November 19th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4570

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

Hopefully this isn't huge. Sophie was pretty excited about this bottle Paul left with us last we had dinner! You can tell she's thinking long and hard about the beautiful nose on this wine. Lightweight red fruits, crisp acidity, just enough earthy notes to let you know it's an Oregon Pinot with burg...
by Mattstolz
November 19th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7071

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

i agree there are some really good wines on this top 100 list. There would be some misses, but theres some I have bought plenty of. Patty green got one on there, Loring has one, most of the top 10 is solid. I think if this was your shopping list you'd find far more hits than misses on this list.
by Mattstolz
November 18th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Special Vintage
Replies: 17
Views: 1032

Re: Special Vintage

sorry for your loss. very few things in life are harder than losing a faithful furry companion.
by Mattstolz
November 18th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Where does your personal rating system bottom out?
Replies: 35
Views: 1822

Re: Where does your personal rating system bottom out?

50 - dry, bold, grapy 60 - dry, moderate, fruit-like 70 - off-dry, non-bold, fruity 80 - semi-sweet, fruity 90 - sweet, very fruity 100 - 20 year-old tawny port I'm with Otto... this is a very strange system. whats your cellar tracker tag so I can take this into account if i ever see a rating from ...
by Mattstolz
November 17th, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 11-17-18
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Impressions 11-17-18

interesting and surprising about the giacosa. sad to hear that.

exact opposite about the Piedrasassi. I love those wines and always glad to see others agree!
by Mattstolz
November 16th, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7071

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

PaulMills wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Mattstolz wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 1:39 pm
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If Sassicaia shows up at my costco tomorrow for 69.99 I'm buying the whole store out though. haha!

If that happens, I will split it with you.
haha if it happens i will call in the calvary so we can get it all back to our houses.
by Mattstolz
November 16th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live
Replies: 48
Views: 2138

Re: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live

Hank Victor wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Anyone know what type of cork is used? 100% natural?
the two i've got sitting right beside me aren't branded at all. they actually have no marking whatsoever on them: no cork producer, no Pax, no vintage. although it looks like composite printed on the outside to look like natural cork?
by Mattstolz
November 16th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7071

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

I remember last year the Duckhorn Three Palms merlot was #1. A couple weeks later our DE Costco got a half dozen or so of them in for the astounding price of 69.99.......when everyone else by this time was charging like 200$ or thereabouts. I grabbed a bottle (still have) and went back to grab anot...
by Mattstolz
November 16th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...
Replies: 46
Views: 2135

Re: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...

You nailed my problem with Buckley's website. I am rarely seeking a particular wine when I'm online shopping; rather, I'm browsing. I don't get SP's emails ... hmmmmmmmm... he only sends them once per quarter i believe. entire inventory list at a time in PDF or excel format. its awesome if you just...
by Mattstolz
November 16th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live
Replies: 48
Views: 2138

Re: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live

I got a chance to taste from two bottles of this last night and I took away two things from it: 1) the wine is really good. especially with some food at this point. 2) its gonna be a lot better with a couple years in the bottle. I'm an acid freak and this is a lean mean machine of a syrah which is g...

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