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by Mattstolz
June 23rd, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Filtering wine sediment
Replies: 26
Views: 720

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: 11
Views: 566

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: 111
Views: 4365

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: 24
Views: 1138

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: 899
Views: 43458

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: 1297

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: 122

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: 1025

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?
by Mattstolz
June 18th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cannabis&Wine
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Cannabis&Wine

I don't know how much I understand the connection I keep seeing hyped between the two. I don't see how they fill the same role. are people in Colorado lighting up and pairing with their buffalo chips? in California is weed being paired with avocado toast? are basic white girls replacing their "chamb...
by Mattstolz
June 15th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Gems from OR (under $40 too) 16 B. House 'Cascadia' Chard - 16 Kelley Fox Momtazi Pinot
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: TN: Two Gems from OR (under $40 too) 16 B. House 'Cascadia' Chard - 16 Kelley Fox Momtazi Pinot

its typical of her wines for the Momtazi to be a little bit bigger than the wines from the Maresh from what I understand. all of her wines are beautiful, and in my experience even the "bigger" momtazi wines are still pretty and pure. Love her and her wines!
by Mattstolz
June 15th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette/McMinnville
Replies: 18
Views: 1102

Re: Willamette/McMinnville

my favorite chard I've had from the area is made by Walter Scott. also have enjoyed the chard from Goodfellow, Kelley Fox, and Lingua Franca.
by Mattstolz
June 15th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12236

Re: Dominique Laurent

FWIW: Benchmark sent out a big email list today of his wines. Looks like at least 30 or so different bottlings incoming to their collection in addition to the 15 or so already in stock I didnt get that email. Hmmmmm .... FWIW: Benchmark sent out a big email list today of his wines. Looks like at le...
by Mattstolz
June 15th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12236

Re: Dominique Laurent

FWIW: Benchmark sent out a big email list today of his wines. Looks like at least 30 or so different bottlings incoming to their collection in addition to the 15 or so already in stock
by Mattstolz
June 15th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1434

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

id agree on Allemand just because of the price. hard to find allemand for that price in general.

otherwise, what kind of food does the place serve?
by Mattstolz
June 15th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 899
Views: 43458

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

ykwon wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 5:03 am
I don’t drink Italian but grabbed a couple to see what all the rave is about.
you will now!

but really, Produttori Barbs are great on release, but even better as they age. Even 40+ years for these base levels has been OK in these more traditional vintages like 16
by Mattstolz
June 14th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 899
Views: 43458

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Ordered 3 bottles. I did as well. My first glance for pricing on my phone turned up pricing for the Langhe bottling at $25. Threw me off. haha even the CT picture at this point is a bottle of the Langhe. but for the 2015 barbs the best price I could get around here is $39. guessing the '16s will be...
by Mattstolz
June 13th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 899
Views: 43458

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Dennis Atick wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Was that NOT a great price on the Produttori or am I missing something?
was a better price than I'm gonna get in my area by enough to justify ordering.
by Mattstolz
June 13th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3431
Views: 303421

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

I can't believe this mystery shit is still going on...bunch of suckers I’ve actually had pretty awesome luck with the mystery wines. The three I’ve gotten have been a Rancia, an il Poggione, and a cheap bottle of BV. But I did swear I wouldn’t buy anymore from garigiste after my last shipment becau...
by Mattstolz
June 13th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3431
Views: 303421

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

Anyone else think today’s 2016 Tuscany mystery might be Montevertine IGT? The price seems about right for a mystery offer of it, but I’m not very familiar with the ratings history of that wine.
by Mattstolz
June 12th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2279

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

I think if I had a wine plate it would be 1ER CRU.

edit: actually I think GRENOSH would be funny. hit the food and the wine.
by Mattstolz
June 12th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2107

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

I almost always go with a near pour of bourbon, amaro, or vermouth if I want a drink to de-stress. something with a little more bitter kick than wine.

but I tend to use exercise as my de-stress and then the drinking is more about the drink with dinner.
by Mattstolz
June 11th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1539

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

agreed on the WOW!
by Mattstolz
June 11th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty be Rowdy
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Dirty be Rowdy

when I finally make it out to California, I really hope that I get a chance to visit D&R as well
by Mattstolz
June 10th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change and Bordeaux
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Climate change and Bordeaux

Setting aside the global warming stuff, I think growers should be able to plant what they want in traditional wine regions. If you can make a good chardonnay or syrah somewhere in Bordeaux, you should be able to do so and not suffer any adverse repercussions (e.g. not allowed to put the region or t...
by Mattstolz
June 10th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: a basement discovery
Replies: 19
Views: 1913

Re: a basement discovery

Chris Seiber wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 8:31 am
The way to create secondary market value is to claim they came from the basement of a very famous person. Maybe FDR or Douglas MacArthur lived in that house and was rumored to love Champagne? :)
just etch "Churchill" in the side of them and should be all set.
by Mattstolz
June 9th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 890

Re: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines

mango/cucumber/yogurt fish recipe is their best ever Oh my. [bleh.gif] You mean best mango/cucumber/yogurt fish recipe surely! Fruit and fish is a no no. Other than tomatoes, peppers, squash, or beans. Although I did have a friend from the West Indies who frequently made ackee and saltfish, and tha...
by Mattstolz
June 9th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12236

Re: Dominique Laurent

funny that you revived this because I just read through it this past week. Benchmark has a bunch of 15-20 year old D Laurent wines listed right now and its surprisingly hard to find much info about them outside of this thread it seemed like. I ended up grabbing a '95 Clos des Chenes VV for like $75...
by Mattstolz
June 9th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12236

Re: Dominique Laurent

Reviving this thread, as I opened the 1999 D. Laurent Vosne-Romanee Les Amoreuses Serie Rare last night. Extraordinary wine. Probably the best red burgundy I've had this year (and I've been fortunate to have some good ones at La Paulee and elsewhere). Youngish looking wine, no real bricking. Nose o...
by Mattstolz
June 7th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: FWG Lunch with Gaia Gaja
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: TN: FWG Lunch with Gaia Gaja

I was lucky enough to get to try that 1970 Infernot not too long ago and I agree with your notes 100%. such a fantastic bottle.
by Mattstolz
June 6th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2130
Views: 131143

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened both a 2017 Coast to Foothills and a 2017 Under the Mountain this past weekend. Both delicious. the Under the Mountain I would suggest waiting before opening. Its delicious, with lots of good spice, minerality and nuance, but its very young.
by Mattstolz
June 5th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

As I recall, Kevin Harvey posted that Aeris is made by Salvi Foti from the plantings that we’re historically used for Pietramarina. And that Pietramarina no longer has the same winemaker or vineyard source. So it’s all kind of a moving target at this point. George Chadwick posted on a comparative t...
by Mattstolz
June 5th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 22
Views: 1960

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

Canon is available - only Rauzan went crazy fast. A few others have sold out as well. Their website had an issue when Canon went live so it showed sold out but has since been fixed. thanks for the heads up y'all. grabbed my Canons today. Im taking a pass this vintage's EP. I dont see the value in i...
by Mattstolz
June 5th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 22
Views: 1960

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

BenW wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Mattstolz wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 3:53 pm
got the email and by time I had sat down at my computer and clicked the link the Ch Canon was already sold out. Literally 2 minutes.
Am I misunderstanding this because I still see Canon available?
hmm maybe i was TOO fast. gonna have to take a look again!
by Mattstolz
June 4th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 22
Views: 1960

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

C Chen wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 3:34 pm
2018 Pichon Lalande at $180 per. Goddamn.
this is pretty much in line with what I've seen from other retailers too. damn rave reviews.
by Mattstolz
June 4th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 22
Views: 1960

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

got the email and by time I had sat down at my computer and clicked the link the Ch Canon was already sold out. Literally 2 minutes.
by Mattstolz
June 3rd, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino

'11 was a pretty horrid vintage, with many wines both high in alcohol AND underripe tannins due to the high heat and necessity of early harvesting at many vineyards. I think I only bought a couple of bottles from 1-2 producers in '11. 15% alcohol in BdM is pretty rare even for the most modern wines...
by Mattstolz
June 2nd, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino

I find that I like BdM from north of the town much better typically than the southern side. but I would also say you can't judge BdM by a 15% wine!
by Mattstolz
June 2nd, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: TN: 1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà

do you feel like this evolved while in the glass? 30 mins seems like such a short decant for a produttori
by Mattstolz
June 1st, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 2899

Re: Barolo apogee

I think you got some atypical wines in your tasting, even "lower" Nebbiolo bottlings from the 60s and 70s Ive gotten my hands on have been firing on all cylinders in the last couple years. but the year really makes a big difference. My anniversary nebbiolos (2015) I am planning on holding for 20+ ye...
by Mattstolz
June 1st, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes
Replies: 52
Views: 1840

Re: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes

probably the most important thing here would be to taste the grapes.
by Mattstolz
May 27th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Fabien Coche……what's the story here?
Replies: 17
Views: 1701

Re: Domaine Fabien Coche……what's the story here?

FWIW, I really enjoyed my bottle of 1990 Pommard VV from Fabien Coche. especially one night #2 the aromatics were fantastic.
by Mattstolz
May 26th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.
Replies: 31
Views: 2175

Re: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.

Kabinetts from most German wine producers like Prum, Zilliken, etc. Here you can get even top terroir at a reasonable price. Ridge Geyserville Bourgogne Rouge from producers like Hudelot-Noellat or Jouan Chorey les Beaune from Drouhin. Bourgogne Blanc from producers like Bernard Moreau. Macons from...
by Mattstolz
May 26th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Envoyer Website is Up
Replies: 14
Views: 1512

Re: New Envoyer Website is Up

I signed up for the new site, found something I wanted to order, and then sent a note to Greg, who responded promptly: “Hi we just put the site up last night prematurely because of the issue with the old one. Go ahead and create an account on the new site. The old info could not be brought over bec...
by Mattstolz
May 19th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Willamette Valley May 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: TN: Willamette Valley May 2019

loved my visit to Patricia Green. one of the best surprises of the tasting was that Sauv Blanc I thought. But always love their single vineyards. Wish I would have gone down the street to Beaux Freres afterwards!
by Mattstolz
May 19th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3449

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT??? Or at least have a reliable spreadsheet of your own??? I organize a local monthly wine group dinner. And pretty much every month, the last few guys to post their wines for an event, are guys with cellars over 1000 btls but with no ...
by Mattstolz
May 17th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3431
Views: 303421

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

3) The quality of the wine, and value of that wine at his offer price, is generally inversely proportional to the length of his offer e-mail. In other words, as a general rule, the shorter the offer, the better the wine & value. And I think he knows that. For example, he's offered producers like Hu...
by Mattstolz
May 13th, 2019, 2:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother's Day 2019 - What are you guys opening?
Replies: 14
Views: 561

Re: Mother's Day 2019 - What are you guys opening?

Opened a 2013 Drouhin Laroze Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Craipillot with my MIL this weekend, thinking "ok she drinks a pretty good amount of wine, I'll open one of my nicer things because she'll probably appreciate it." (and we were having a farmers market salad with fish). A few minutes after it hit the...
by Mattstolz
May 12th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE
Replies: 7
Views: 964

Re: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE

Denny Marin wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 5:30 am
Nice write-up, Tom. Been thinking of visiting Tuscany and in particular the Montevertine winery, as I love the wines. Was it difficult to get in for a tasting with them?
I'm also curious about this, because the next time I find myself around Florence it would be top of my list.
by Mattstolz
May 12th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 4368

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

First Growths: To Kalon (Mondavi, Macdonald)? Screagle Harlan Scarecrow Monte Bello (don’t care it’s not in Napa) I agree with including Monte Bello anyways. just like Haut Brion in 1855. Its too good not to. you also mentioned GC/PC vs terrior and I think that terrior is almost an impossible way t...
by Mattstolz
May 11th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: 1988’s with great fills
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: ISO: 1988’s with great fills

Skip the CAs. Lousy vintage It seems to be a lousy vintage across many regions. Have you had any barolos from 88? have had some really good Italians. Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello. If you have a little bit of cash to part with, I have seen a Pergole Torte or two pop up recently. that would be a ...

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