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by Mattstolz
October 15th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59823

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 2:35 pm
It would appear part of Envoyer's tariff strategy is going to be a focus on Italy.
could be worse strategies.
by Mattstolz
October 14th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

luckily, I have had really good luck with this wine so far. it has just been awesome every time I've opened it. no signs of funk or flaw anywhere to be seen.

the rose, on the other hand...

but I would suggest not writing off the other two. when Cornelisson's wines are on, to me, they are SO good.
by Mattstolz
October 14th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2390

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

Wow… Lots of good advice out there. I appreciate it. I did crack an 18 OVZ and it was fine. Not a revelation, but solid and enjoyable.Not a Turley fruit bomb. I've been a long-time buyer of Carlisle, and I can't keep my hands off of them. I'm trying not to drink my 16 Paparas right now (but failing...
by Mattstolz
October 14th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59823

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

maybe they're already preparing for the tariffs?
by Mattstolz
October 13th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1124

Re: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014

All the other Pinots are 99% club/wait list/tasting room wines. We try to make it as easy as possible for people to get what they want. Sometimes though given the scant production level on some of these wines it’s hard to do anything about it. hey Jim have you gotten much feedback on the Commemorat...
by Mattstolz
October 13th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59823

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

My email from them you had to buy it yourself by clicking the link. interesting. mine said "to order click the link below or email us back" I looked at the email again. You are correct. Im honestly not sure why I did it through email now that I think about it. old habit I guess... would probably ha...
by Mattstolz
October 13th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59823

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I also requested this one. haven't heard anything yet... some of the offers recently have definitely been balla offers. Was glad to see a good QPR one come through. My email from them you had to buy it yourself by clicking the link. interesting. mine said "to order click the link below or email us ...
by Mattstolz
October 13th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59823

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 8:10 am
Picked up a few of the tardy; good producer in a good vintage.
I also requested this one. haven't heard anything yet...

some of the offers recently have definitely been balla offers. Was glad to see a good QPR one come through.
by Mattstolz
October 12th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s

too bad on the old Joe Swan. That woulda been a fun one
by Mattstolz
October 11th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2390

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

most bedrocks I've had are really enjoyable pretty much straightaway, but they all do well with some time in a cellar too. I would definitely open a few of the multiples to see if you like the style, then sit on a few if you think they'd benefit (they probably will). as noted before, the email list ...
by Mattstolz
October 11th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pergole Torte Labels
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Pergole Torte Labels

I owned a similar poster at one time but gave it away. The artist for the Le Pergole Torte labels was Alberto Manfredi, who has passed. I own 2 of his original water colors. I believe he created enough pieces for Montevertine for them to have unique labels for the future though I do not know how ma...
by Mattstolz
October 11th, 2019, 3:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pergole Torte Labels
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Pergole Torte Labels

Has anyone ever come across a poster displaying the labels from Pergole Torte? I know I've seen books and posters of the Mouton labels, wondering if anything similar exists for the Pergole labels as well and where I might be able to track one down!
by Mattstolz
October 10th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1696

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

This is a serious question [and I honestly don't know the answer to it]: What do you gain by committing infanticide on a $600 bottle of wine? Would it not be a vastly more satisfying experience if you were to hold the bottle for another 20 or 40 or 60 years, until it was actually ready to be consum...
by Mattstolz
October 10th, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1696

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

can anyone speak to whether this difference Fu noted between the VV and the regular St Joe is consistent vintage to vintage with the VV being more elegant of the two? does one bottling seem to more resemble a Trollot than the other typically?
by Mattstolz
October 9th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 34
Views: 1503

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

I'm curious if there was a reasoning behind the order/pairing of these vintages? Im not incredibly familiar with N Rhone vintages, was there any rhyme or reason based on expected wine styles?
by Mattstolz
October 8th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 46
Views: 2225

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

I'm not sure that I'd equate the old Pax to this though. I have actually quite enjoyed what the old fruit bombs have turned into, but (and I think we've talked about this) this is an entirely different beast and I wonder how well this can truly age with the amount of carbonic that goes into it. I'v...
by Mattstolz
October 8th, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 46
Views: 2225

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

I’m curious as to the same question. Matt, maybe “losing steam” would be a better metaphor. I don’t mean to say that the wine is integrating or coming into balance, rather that it has lost some of that nouveau freshness and pop that make it stand out stylistically in the first place. When I first t...
by Mattstolz
October 7th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!

sounds like a great pairing opportunity to me!
by Mattstolz
October 7th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 46
Views: 2225

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

I’ve had 5 or so of these over the last year and the style appeals to me. Fans of acid and briny flavors will enjoy. I love the explosive aromatics, but everything seems to be settling down. Also, VA here and there is no stranger to Pax’s wines Im glad to hear that you're feeling it settle down. th...
by Mattstolz
October 7th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19391

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Yes and no. The WTO case only allows us to impose a 25% tariff, it doesn't require it. A more intelligent approach, I would argue, would be to take the WTO judgment and use it as a negotiating tool, with fairly short deadlines, and demand the elimination of some tariff, or non-tariff barrier to tra...
by Mattstolz
October 6th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard

tried this from barrel this spring at the winery. very delicious. crisp and clean and pure but not lacking for richness as well. Im yet to try a Kelley fox wine that I haven't loved.
by Mattstolz
October 4th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 46
Views: 2225

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

I can't tell if this wine just has a ton of bottle variation or is just really polarizing. Ive tried it from 3 bottles: one I didn't get to taste until it had been open for almost 4 days and it was just killer. olive and meat and bright fruit. one was all rip-roaring acid in the wrong way, even a co...
by Mattstolz
October 3rd, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19391

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

two things I don't understand about this whole situation: 1) the WTO also announced that they basically thought Boeing was also getting subsidies right? why not just announce them both getting subsidies, then say because of that no one can use tariffs? 2) Airbus is getting help. the US government ge...
by Mattstolz
September 29th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 2852

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Giacosa is back. Perhaps a bit of the magic has yet to return with Bruno’s passing, but the quality here is once again absolutely top notch and worth adding to the cellar if you are comfortable with the pricing. love these notes. thanks for them! Who is actually making the wines at Giacosa now? is ...
by Mattstolz
September 23rd, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2267

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

I think in that 30+ year old range the adage of "no good wines only good bottles" really starts to separate out those stellar bottles from pretty much everything else, and that difference between the top 2% and the other 98 really starts to open up. personally, its made me think the same as you... m...
by Mattstolz
September 23rd, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Fall Horror Story: Carbonation in.....Zinfandel?!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1287

Re: A Fall Horror Story: Carbonation in.....Zinfandel?!!!!

lambrusco for everyone! champagne.gif
by Mattstolz
September 16th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 2967

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

From my cousins in Meursault How much higher than $850 a bottle can Arnaud's wine go? Benoit has lowered his acid levels and his recent wines are great. ---- En ce qui concerne notre récolte 2019, c’est une petite moitié de récolte à cause du gel et ensuite la sécheresse des mois de juillet et août...
by Mattstolz
September 16th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 1863

Re: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley

posted on Eyries Instagram today: "some thoughts on rain. Its raining in the Willamette... here's what I've learned about rain over the vintages... Burgundy typically gets 2.5 inches of rain in August and 2.1 inches in September. McMinnville so far is at 0.55 inches for September and 0.01 for August...
by Mattstolz
September 15th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1796

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

Thank you all for the responses, they are all awesome. To clarify, I have been drinking wine for a long time, and know BDX very well, including aged ones, but I just haven't had the ability to buy for aging until I moved back to the US recently. While living in Europe I had the opportunity to try a...
by Mattstolz
September 15th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 82
Views: 3291

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

I'm just curious if anyone has tried Eva Fricke's wines. Ive gotten a couple offers for them but don't know much about them. Thoughts? I've had a few. The regular Rheingau Trocken isn't particularly interesting, but the higher-tier ones are. The style is lean and crisp, but more in the vein of "ele...
by Mattstolz
September 14th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 82
Views: 3291

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

I'm just curious if anyone has tried Eva Fricke's wines. Ive gotten a couple offers for them but don't know much about them. Thoughts?
by Mattstolz
September 14th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1796

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

of course, everyone is right. i always picture it as being outside the classification because i always picture it as being entirely underrated.
by Mattstolz
September 14th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1796

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

Just about any red from Italy should work. but especially wines from the Piedmont, and it was a good year there. also second reccs for classified Bordeaux, but some of the good outsiders like cantemerle are always good too. Northern rhone and burgs for sure as well... and RIESLING! riesling lives fo...
by Mattstolz
September 13th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3393

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

I echo what Alan said (and even many of the below top level domains won't sell you wine), but will also add that without an appointment you simply won't get in to see most Domaines - there often won't be anyone there to sell you wine they have. I definitely visited some Domaines that I bought wine ...
by Mattstolz
September 13th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3393

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

Has anyone ever had any luck stopping at any of the domaines just to buy wine? Or is it pretty commonly accepted that if you are hoping to buy something you should schedule a visit with them?
by Mattstolz
September 11th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3393

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

OP here. Wanted to throw my thought out. Even based on what you have said, I don’t feel SOL. You mentioned I’m not shooting for a DRC or a Roumier, but I’m also OK if it’s not a Meo Camuzet or a Hudelot Noellat (although I’d love it if that worked). I would rather spend some time and learn from som...
by Mattstolz
September 11th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3393

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

This is what you are fundamentally misunderstanding, Howard. Folks that are going there for the first time are going there because of the "known quantities" and while I don't think they are so unrealistic as to think they'll get the Holmes experience (who I believe is ITB) they are looking for some...
by Mattstolz
September 10th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3393

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

I, agree with Matthew K. We brought Georgia pecans since we do have the best in the world and it was something that is not really grown in France....As I mentioned earlier, maybe grits or heirloom carolina rice? carolina gold rice is a great call. I liked the pecan idea you mentioned earlier. Green...
by Mattstolz
September 10th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3393

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

This gives contact information for growers and merchants and tells who speaks English. Don't expect to see DRC listed here. https://www.bourgogne-wines.com/our-expertise/passionate-men-and-women/the-producers-behind-the-reputation-of-the-wines-of-bourgogne,2507,9363.html If you make an appointment ...
by Mattstolz
September 10th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you eat grapes?
Replies: 49
Views: 1776

Re: Do you eat grapes?

this time of year I'd go for plums, figs, and pears first. its also beginning of Apple season here in the southeast.
by Mattstolz
September 10th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3393

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

not off topic at all! He is one of the stops I was considering reaching out to for a tasting anyways! I did a trip similar to this in 2017 and we used an app called Rue des Vignerons to book many of our tastings throughout France. It worked really well, no one particularly well known but we enjoyed...
by Mattstolz
September 10th, 2019, 3:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3393

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

Off topic: I know you enjoy Y. Clerget’s wines and wanted to let you know, if you didn’t know already, he’s making a Corton Rognet in 2019. not off topic at all! He is one of the stops I was considering reaching out to for a tasting anyways! I did a trip similar to this in 2017 and we used an app c...
by Mattstolz
September 9th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3393

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

One more question for you Matt. When are you thinking of going? If it is in September or October, it is likely that nobody will see you. My guess is you will get into more domaines in the winter than in the summer because there is less field work and fewer people visiting. Etc., etc. my wife's teac...
by Mattstolz
September 8th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3393

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

This gives contact information for growers and merchants and tells who speaks English. Don't expect to see DRC listed here. https://www.bourgogne-wines.com/our-expertise/passionate-men-and-women/the-producers-behind-the-reputation-of-the-wines-of-bourgogne,2507,9363.html If you make an appointment ...
by Mattstolz
September 7th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3393

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

We spent two days with Bourgogne Gold Tour (out of Beaune) this past spring, and I can't recommend them highly enough. We had a hard time getting in with many of the smaller producers (vs the bigger, more commercial places), hence the reason we did the private tour. BGT takes all of the legwork out...
by Mattstolz
September 7th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 122
Views: 5995

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

I would be curious about the LIQUID temperature and not the AIR temperature, as it should fluctuate much less. Even so, in that temperature range, I don't think a cooler is capable of killing wines that quickly. +1 I don't know if you've had the flu, or eaten (bad) pine nuts or if you're on any med...
by Mattstolz
September 7th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3393

Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

Wife and I are in the beginning stages of planning our next European adventure and I'm trying to work the idea of a couple days in Lyon into the trip. For some reason I feel like tastings in the N Rhone and Burgundy just work slightly differently than other regions that we've gone (Tuscany, Bordeaux...
by Mattstolz
September 7th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 122
Views: 5995

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

i didnt read every response but from the ones I did read I have a couple questions: 1) have you tried any of the bedrocks or non-fruit bomb wines youre concerned about from the cooler yet? this is something thats worth some infanticide to ensure its not destroying them all 2) i would suggest getting...
by Mattstolz
September 5th, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

such reasonable prices for most, especially for the quality
by Mattstolz
September 4th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 362
Views: 22465

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Joe Chanley wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Too.many.wines in that offering [cheers.gif]
is there really a such thing from Goodfellow?

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