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by D. Mowe
May 23rd, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 139
Views: 8338

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Robert R wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Zeitgeist
Bingo!! Second that 👊🏼👊🏼
by D. Mowe
May 22nd, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4466

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

Actually there is a correlation between average tca scores on bulk cork soaks and bottled wine. See info on Cork Quality Council website - https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1158/6548/files/SPME-Screening_for_TCA2020.pdf?v=1584209195 here you can see method used by the cork industry to test products...
by D. Mowe
May 20th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4466

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

Actually there is a correlation between average tca scores on bulk cork soaks and bottled wine. See info on Cork Quality Council website - https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1158/ ... 1584209195

here you can see method used by the cork industry to test products.
by D. Mowe
May 20th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4466

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

Eric, the original question i answered was Jim, Just one opinion - has there ever been research to show that the more expensive the cork is, the lower the percentage of TCA occurrence happens? Really curious about this. Only reason i wrote in is because i know the answer which is yes, with whole pun...
by D. Mowe
May 20th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4466

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

Uh, I don't think there's any data out there to support that, unfortunately, Dustin. If you know of any, it'd be great to see! Except for the expensive/highend single punch corks that have been tested for TCA, and come with some sort of guarantee/insurance against TCA...but I think we're talking ab...
by D. Mowe
May 20th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4466

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

Uh, I don't think there's any data out there to support that, unfortunately, Dustin. If you know of any, it'd be great to see! Except for the expensive/highend single punch corks that have been tested for TCA, and come with some sort of guarantee/insurance against TCA...but I think we're talking ab...
by D. Mowe
May 20th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 3L & Larger....
Replies: 33
Views: 1948

Re: Storing 3L & Larger....

What if the bottle is dipped in wax before storing? 1. Put wax on top of the cork first. Let it dry a bit. 2. Trim the excess wax around the bottle. Let it sit few more seconds. (Dont skip Steps 1 and 2) 3. Dip the bottle in to wax. Take it out and let the wax drip off. 4. Submerge the waxed area i...
by D. Mowe
May 20th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 3L & Larger....
Replies: 33
Views: 1948

Re: Storing 3L & Larger....

large formats are (aside from sparkling wine) one of the most difficult bottles to cork. This is because most corking is done either by hand (without vacuum) or on equipment that doesnt pull a sufficient vacuum (creating positive pressure inside the bottle). In addition, many instances where i have ...
by D. Mowe
May 19th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4466

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

So quality and price are completely aligned? yes, the higher the visual quality of the stopper, the higher the price. Now you are equating looks and performance. Still not a real answer. I’m sorry I misunderstood your question. You say quality I thought you were referring to visual quality. The que...
by D. Mowe
May 19th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4466

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

Jim, Just one opinion - has there ever been research to show that the more expensive the cork is, the lower the percentage of TCA occurrence happens? Really curious about this. Yes, i have literally thousands of data points that prove higher quality cork stoppers have a lower incidence of TCA. So q...
by D. Mowe
May 19th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4466

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

larry schaffer wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 11:09 am
Jim,

Just one opinion - has there ever been research to show that the more expensive the cork is, the lower the percentage of TCA occurrence happens? Really curious about this.

Yes, i have literally thousands of data points that prove higher quality cork stoppers have a lower incidence of TCA.
by D. Mowe
March 28th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Looking for Used Acacia Barrels
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: Looking for Used Acacia Barrels

Vamsi Kaipa wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 1:27 am
Hello,
I am looking to add 2 or 3 Acacia barrels for 2020 vintage. Anyone have any or know of winery that does?

Thank you for your help.
Vamsi
Contact Eric Mercier at premier wine cask. He always has used barrels. 707-290-2321
by D. Mowe
March 28th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington Bordeaux Blends and Riesling
Replies: 54
Views: 2297

Re: Washington Bordeaux Blends and Riesling

Fidelitas, Abeja, pepper bridge, va piano, Dunham would all be great starts and are varying price points.
by D. Mowe
March 20th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: 2010 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains

These guys never get enough credit. one of the very best chardonnay producers in the country who has stayed true to their core and has has kept price increases minimal. I had a 2007 Cabernet from them a couple weeks back that was mind blowing. The best 07 i have had in recent memory (unfortunately i...
by D. Mowe
March 8th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zin recommendations?
Replies: 60
Views: 3184

Re: Zin recommendations?

Inline with your represented style I would give Radio-Coteau Zinfandel a try.
by D. Mowe
January 9th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1333

Re: Chardonnay recommendations

Mount eden estate is one of truly great cali chards. Fantastic and age beautifully... looking at the OP's desires i would throw something out there that would be a little above what price you specify but is absolutely stunning - MAXEM - personal project of sam kaplan (arkenstone, momento mori etc.)....
by D. Mowe
October 9th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 4057

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Aaron Pott is a badass and makes great wines for a number of people including somnium and his own pott wines. He has been mentored by some of the best and has mentored himself some very talented winemakers. Cost aside, I Would never shy from anything he touches.
by D. Mowe
May 13th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3437

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

A new wine in $20.00 Cabernet category called juggernaut ($18-21.00 and very tasty) by Bogle. Great QPR
by D. Mowe
May 4th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help to pick unusual wines
Replies: 32
Views: 1214

Re: Help to pick unusual wines

AlexS wrote:
May 4th, 2019, 11:40 am
Tannat from Uruguay

They probably even have some at Binny's.
You beat me to it. Was going to recommend bodegas Garzon from uruguay. Both tannat as well as their white wines are quite nice
by D. Mowe
May 4th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin old bottle
Replies: 20
Views: 1662

Re: Coravin old bottle

Hello all, I’ve been lurking for some time now posting for the first time. I had a question regarding the use of a coravin with the standard needle for an older bottle. I’ve got an 83 Chave I’m bringing to dinner next week and want to make sure it’s not flawed. Do I run the risk of the older cork n...
by D. Mowe
February 14th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4109

Re: 2016 VHR Release

One of the most respected brands by folks ITB here in the valley. Anytime I bring a bottle to a tasting or event, it’s one of the first to be empty. I’ll be all in for my full allocation.
by D. Mowe
February 14th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 161
Views: 6004

Re: Diam corks?

I'm not Mel (though I have always aspired to be), but I'd guess that the TCA rate is barrels is extremely low compared to what it has been with corks. And I'd guess it's easier to check for. You can't sniff 300 corks (the number of bottles in a barrique), but it's pretty easy to sniff at each bung ...
by D. Mowe
February 13th, 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you control your alcohol intake?
Replies: 83
Views: 11556

Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

When I was employed, my intake was controlled by my paycheck. Now that I'm retired, I can drink everyday. Some day, I'll be able to serve as a bad example. Well, the truth is, it was controlled by workdays and shifts. I worked four ten hour shifts on patrol, mostly Graveyard. There was nobody to dr...
by D. Mowe
February 13th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pelle Reserve?
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: La Pelle Reserve?

i have had the chance to taste this on a few occasions and I can say this is one of the best cabs of the 2016 vintage i (and yes, i have tasted a lot of 2016's). If you have had the La Pelle NV (100% cab Sauv) you can get a sense where this brand is going. Lots of buzz here in the valley from indust...
by D. Mowe
February 13th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 161
Views: 6004

Re: Diam corks?

I'm not Mel (though I have always aspired to be), but I'd guess that the TCA rate is barrels is extremely low compared to what it has been with corks. And I'd guess it's easier to check for. You can't sniff 300 corks (the number of bottles in a barrique), but it's pretty easy to sniff at each bung ...
by D. Mowe
February 13th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 161
Views: 6004

Re: Diam corks?

Once I was at a trade show where a friend was talking some guys from a cork company. "So, are you guys going home tomorrow?" 'Yeah, 9 am flight.' 'So if there was a 3% chance the plane would crash would you take the boat?' Mel, so all those years of selling barrels all the barrels were 100% perfect...
by D. Mowe
October 31st, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue
Replies: 164
Views: 9554

Re: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue

Mark Golodetz wrote:
October 31st, 2018, 7:42 am
100 points is perfect; cannot possibly be improves upon. So shouldn’t all these wines from the same region taste the same? Or how can you have so many different perfects? newhere
my favorite summary yet!

HA
by D. Mowe
October 30th, 2018, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue
Replies: 164
Views: 9554

Re: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue

once i saw that all the 100 pt wines dont fit on a single page and i had to hit "page down" it became more clear that i do not appreciate WA any longer. yes farming has improved in napa, yes winemakers are more knowledgeable today etc etc. i appreciate all that! but......... i do not believe 30+ win...
by D. Mowe
October 28th, 2018, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Corked Champagne
Replies: 39
Views: 2152

Re: My First Corked Champagne

If each Champagne cork was made from multiple different cork sources without any additional screening or treatment, it would increase the risk of TCA affecting a bottle. I wonder what kind of quality control checks are done to "sniff out" the ones with TCA. All champagne corks are made up of cork g...
by D. Mowe
October 28th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Corked Champagne
Replies: 39
Views: 2152

Re: My First Corked Champagne

If each Champagne cork was made from multiple different cork sources without any additional screening or treatment, it would increase the risk of TCA affecting a bottle. I wonder what kind of quality control checks are done to "sniff out" the ones with TCA. All champagne corks are made up of cork g...
by D. Mowe
September 29th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

I did not say that cork should add flavor... I said - "Another important component which we are studying and believe based upon the results we already have is that there is a significant positive phenolic contribution of whole piece natural cork that you get very little of with micro agglomerated co...
by D. Mowe
September 29th, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

Define phenolic contribution please. I'll take a stab: 'last-ditch attempt to distinguish cork from more modern closures by persuading people of the implausible idea that packaging can and should add flavor, not just protect the product.' Plastics were a “more modern closure” and 10 yrs ago there w...
by D. Mowe
September 29th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

Define phenolic contribution please. there is a significant amount of phenolic compounds inherent in cork tissue (tests show around 40 different). There is a reaction of cork phenolic fractions with wine compounds that we believe contribute positively to wine evolution. We have an ongoing study tha...
by D. Mowe
September 29th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

My note specifically stated “screwcap serantin”. I was not generalizing screwcap because there are different liners. The data consistently show OTR of microagglo to be very close to serantin and therefore are more prone to developing reductive characteristics (and Larry there are plenty of studies t...
by D. Mowe
September 28th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

There has been a lot of work on the Burgundy premox phenomenon by the cork industry. some years ago many producers blamed the silicone (sounds like you talked to one of those guys) and therefore asked for no silicone on their cork - this did NOT solve the issue and only gave a whole host of other p...
by D. Mowe
September 27th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 161
Views: 15120

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

I took the post as “what’s new in Napa” that is small (like Macdonald) and of a very high quality and will sell out fast. Both I mention check those boxes. Both are very very good fruit sources and very talented winemakers who are excited/motivated to do thier own thing. Talk to Nigel about what he ...
by D. Mowe
September 26th, 2018, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 161
Views: 15120

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

J.Vizuete wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 8:46 pm

To stay on topic, I’ll throw out Dan Petroski’s new label, Ashes and Diamonds as one to follow
Dan is no longer doing A&D wines. Although am a huge fan of any wines Dan is involved in.
by D. Mowe
September 26th, 2018, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisbon/Porto/Douro Visit Recommendations - November Visit
Replies: 21
Views: 2219

Re: Lisbon/Porto/Douro Visit Recommendations - November Visit

Regarding Douro - I go 2-3 times a year and have visited nearly all the spots. Feel free to dm me and I’ll line you out. There are a couple that don’t get all the attn that ROCK. for instance - quinta S. Jose which u can get to by boat taxi in pinhao. Also between regua and villa real is - Alves de ...
by D. Mowe
September 26th, 2018, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 161
Views: 15120

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

Hard to compare because Macdonald have thier own estate vineyard. However In terms of new labels from talented guys with good fruit sources there are 2 names - Kinsman (sleeping lady fruit). Nigel is formerly of Araujo (now eisele) among others and consults for 5 or so clients. This is his own. Not ...
by D. Mowe
September 26th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

Dustin, Have you ever had a lot rejected by the customer upon delivery because it was out of moisture range? Is each lot spot checked on your end prior to shipping? Cheers. Larry, yes it happens. it doesn't happen because of not meeting our own spec, it happens once in a while because some customer...
by D. Mowe
September 26th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

] I really do wonder whether anyone/any affected industry has really sought to get to the bottom of the [random] premox , which I think IS the "premox"...in Burgundy? Have we, as consumers, ever really seen any evidence of this...from ANY potentially implicated industry? Corks? Bottles? Bottling eq...
by D. Mowe
September 26th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

Kind of hard to see the line between too dry to form a good seal and too moist..to be antiseptic...as being clear enough to create consistency when things get near the line. I assume that corks , as a natural product, have a range of susceptibility to being more or less moist than other corks, even...
by D. Mowe
September 24th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

Love the conversation and the information - thanks to all involved and really enjoying the give and take. As far as humidity and moisture goes, when I worked elsewhere, we ran a moisture reading of corks before they were heading into the hopper on the bottling line. If the number was either too low...
by D. Mowe
September 24th, 2018, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

Not Dustin (obviously)....but....clearly at some point, humidity is needed. Otherwise the cork is like a dried out sponge...and makes a seal the same way..... The "industry" seems to have decided that for TCA/mold humidity is the enemy of the people, so they've tried to dry them out in kilns. I hav...
by D. Mowe
September 24th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

Once the corks are washed they go through a cork dryer to bring the humidity down from 20% to around 6%. Humidity is the enemy of cork. We work hard once the cork is stripped from the tree to keep humidity levels low during the whole cycle from tree until we are shipping to a winery finished produc...
by D. Mowe
September 20th, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oy...Now We Have TEPF in Wine...
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Oy...Now We Have TEPF in Wine...

Well at least these are clearly defined concepts. I mean, even Jenny McCarthy knows about energy in drinks. And anyone who's been to a bar where people have had a few too many and start talking about sports or politics, well they understand tension. If you use a Reidel glass you know precision beca...
by D. Mowe
September 20th, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

How IS the silicone applied, Dustin? You keep saying it is "sprayed" on as an oil. But, what is the method? Like a car wash? Hand? Machines? Do you have a video you can share? I guess I'm trying to understand the quality control issue and how it is addressed for consistency. coatings are sprayed vi...
by D. Mowe
September 20th, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

Stuart, between this thread and the other, you keep asking the same questions so it is quite difficult to carry on this dialogue. you ask "how is silicone applied"? i answered that above (it is an oil that is sprayed)... It is a second step in the process of coating the stoppers (first is paraffin a...
by D. Mowe
September 19th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").
Replies: 103
Views: 3050

Re: Corks, closures and premature oxidation in Burgundy ("premox").

I will try to answer some of your questions below. hoping i am quoting properly so that you can see which questions i am attempting to answer. In May 2017, I attempted to gather some information and answers about the possible role of the corks in creating poor seals in the "prem-oxed" white Burgundi...
by D. Mowe
September 16th, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charter Oak in St. Helena
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: Charter Oak in St. Helena

I’ve been at least a dozen times and always been great.

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