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by JohnP
February 22nd, 2021, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus
Replies: 76
Views: 7818

Re: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus

Vinfolio sent out an email blast last week offering the wooden box for $799 (9 x 750mls), expected arrival 4-6 months. Also, just saw that Wine Enthusiast published their vintage chart and it ranks the 2016 vintage for Barbaresco & Barolo "both" at 99pts. I'm really looking forward to ...
by JohnP
February 14th, 2021, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where and who to start with for GC white burgs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1597

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

Might be too pedestrian for you smaller house Burg lovers, but I've always enjoyed Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne. It's within my budget and noticeably grand.
by JohnP
February 11th, 2021, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release
Replies: 43
Views: 5154

Re: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

Props to Bevan team, LPB just reviewed their Dr. Crane, 100pts. Jeb also gave it 100pts a couple weeks go. Well done on an inaugural release! [cheers.gif] Realm 2018 Dr. Crane at $300/bottle is on allocation now and is difficult to get. With Parker and Dunnuck both giving Bevan's Dr. Crane a 100, y...
by JohnP
February 11th, 2021, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release
Replies: 43
Views: 5154

Re: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

Props to Bevan team, LPB just reviewed their Dr. Crane, 100pts. Jeb also gave it 100pts a couple weeks go. Well done on an inaugural release! [cheers.gif]
by JohnP
February 11th, 2021, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: TN: 1978 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico

My eyes must be playing tricks on me, the TN is for a 1978, but the photo shows a 1990 [scratch.gif] Either way, I've always wanted to try both of these vintages, have a 89' Montefico tucked back in storage for a special night. Glad to hear the wine was showing well. I've had some bad experiences wi...
by JohnP
February 10th, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine And COVID
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Wine And COVID

I drank a lot of tannic wines through the holidays and got Covid the first week in the New Year. No symptoms other than completely losing my smell/taste (not even a stuffy nose) and some body aches for a couple days. It's starting to come back a month later, but I have to say, it's not 100% back, ma...
by JohnP
February 9th, 2021, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19769

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

Order in! Dr C and Fidelio.
No mags of Fidelio offered this year, at least not to me.
AG's reviews just posted - Dr. C - 98pts. No 20' Fidelio review.
by JohnP
February 4th, 2021, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Michael 2018/2019
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: Peter Michael 2018/2019

How about their new publication, Le Vignoble? I have to say, I enjoyed reading it. I think it's a much better use of their marketing dollars than the gucci offering kit they were sending out in years past. We oenophiles love "the story", please keep this style coming :)
by JohnP
February 3rd, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19769

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

I second that, your explanations have been so helpful, thank you. I'm ready for Tues, let's go!
by JohnP
February 3rd, 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19769

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

Scott, any chance you can share thoughts on the 20' Fidelio? Is it similar to 19? I'm a little gun-shy on 20' vintage, as I assume many others are too, maybe you could coach us through it? Any info would be helpful, thanks!
by JohnP
February 1st, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robb Report Praises 2011 Cali Cabs
Replies: 32
Views: 2049

Re: Robb Report Praises 2011 Cali Cabs

Pinots seemed to have an easier go and chardonnay a much easier go than cabs. Have had some exceptional chards from 2011, the Mount Eden for example. Have two left in the cellar David, great call, I still one left of the 2011 Mount Eden Chard, been saving it for a special occasion. Need to have Bri...
by JohnP
January 31st, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa
Replies: 104
Views: 7583

Re: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa

Stoked on his review of Spottswoode. RP also gave a 100pts. Looking forward to AG's review. Could it go triple hundo?? [popcorn.gif]
by JohnP
January 31st, 2021, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Brunellos!
Replies: 41
Views: 4152

Re: 2016 Brunellos!

Limited space at the moment, so probably just-
Livio Sassetti Pertimali
Ciacci Piccolomini Pianrosso
Le Chiuse
by JohnP
January 30th, 2021, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robb Report Praises 2011 Cali Cabs
Replies: 32
Views: 2049

Re: Robb Report Praises 2011 Cali Cabs

David Baum wrote: January 29th, 2021, 8:35 pm Pinots seemed to have an easier go and chardonnay a much easier go than cabs. Have had some exceptional chards from 2011, the Mount Eden for example. Have two left in the cellar
David, great call, I still one left of the 2011 Mount Eden Chard, been saving it for a special occasion.
by JohnP
January 28th, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 123
Views: 13979

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

Well is they were thinking about sticking with $400pp, it's now $430-450, thanks to Jeb, lol. [berserker.gif]
by JohnP
January 27th, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 39
Views: 7584

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

Bumping this. Galloni seemed to infer that 19 was a bigger more concentrated vintage than 18. Wondering who else has insight? I've popped some 2018's of Carter, Realm and Bevan and I've found them to be consistently lighter in style than say 2016 or 2013. The quality seems high, but probably early ...
by JohnP
January 25th, 2021, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19769

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

Scott, thanks for addressing my question. I look forward to the upcoming release!
by JohnP
January 22nd, 2021, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 123
Views: 13979

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

I'm guessing the 2018 will be $430pp.
2017 - $400
2016 - $400
2015 - $350
2014 - $330
2013 - $300
by JohnP
January 22nd, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 159
Views: 19769

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

Scott, any chance the Fidelio will ever incorporate semillon and muscadelle? Realm's style of sauvblanc is so unique, that I can only imagine what adding some more dense/waxy tones would create. There's been a little discussion of this in prior posts, so thought I'd broach the subject. If there's a ...
by JohnP
January 21st, 2021, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend a Food/Wine Magazine, please
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Recommend a Food/Wine Magazine, please

I second Cooks, but 90% for food 10% wine. It's that good, you won't want to cancel it. However, charge it to a credit card so if you have to and need to dispute, no issue.
by JohnP
January 20th, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best pairings
Replies: 83
Views: 3577

Re: best pairings

White
Krug and fresh sea urchin

Red
Vintage Barolo and white truffle risotto
by JohnP
January 20th, 2021, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not much Australia talk here...
Replies: 90
Views: 5190

Re: Not much Australia talk here...

I'm sure there are other wines down under as good or better, but Torbreck scratches my Aussie itch. Much love for the RunRig and Laird.
by JohnP
January 20th, 2021, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ceritas Pinot Noir Senna (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: TN: 2018 Ceritas Pinot Noir Senna (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Just a general Ceritas pinot question. Does anyone think that given their old-school style of winemaking, that any of the Ceritas wines will age (ex: 20-30+ years) like producers such as Hanzell, etc? I've been buying Ceritas wines since 2011 with the hope that they will. Obviously, they source fro...
by JohnP
January 20th, 2021, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ceritas Pinot Noir Senna (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: TN: 2018 Ceritas Pinot Noir Senna (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Just a general Ceritas pinot question. Does anyone think that given their old-school style of winemaking, that any of the Ceritas wines will age (ex: 20-30+ years) like producers such as Hanzell, etc? I've been buying Ceritas wines since 2011 with the hope that they will. Obviously, they source from...
by JohnP
January 20th, 2021, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me love Chenin Blanc
Replies: 76
Views: 3955

Re: Please help me love Chenin Blanc

I'm loving CA chenin blanc and it seems to becoming more popular lately. Aperture makes a tasty one. I've also heard Sandlands offers a killer chenin blanc from Sierra Foothills, their release is coming up later this month and will likely be buying..
by JohnP
January 13th, 2021, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1626
Views: 106697

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

The new round of tariffs take effect today, January 12. The new round extends those 25% tariffs to wines from France and Germany that are over 14% alcohol (Spain dodged the bullet this time), as well as those in packaging larger than two liters. https://www.foodandwine.com/news/wine-tariffs-take-eff...
by JohnP
January 2nd, 2021, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9210

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

The most important Jan releases in my book- Maybach (Jan 21), Myriad & Aubert (Jan 12).
by JohnP
January 2nd, 2021, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you want to try in 2021????
Replies: 100
Views: 3850

Re: What do you want to try in 2021????

Red - Rayas - Can you believe I learned about it through an episode of Servant on Netflix? Yep, guilty. Ever since that product placement scene, I've been researching this rare Rhone. White - Montrachet. The greatest white burg I've tried is Bonneau du Martray Corton Charm, which I think is fantasti...
by JohnP
December 31st, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off vintages that took you by surprise.
Replies: 73
Views: 3139

Re: Off vintages that took you by surprise.

1988 Napa was deemed one of the worst vintages. However, the 88' Dunn Howell a couple years back was Howlin'!!
by JohnP
December 29th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4230

Re: Your Christmas wine?

1958 Giacomo Mascarello Barolo
1971 Francesco Rinaldi Barolo
1989 Produttori di Barbaresco Riserva, Pora
2001 Spring Mountain Cabernet
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by JohnP
December 26th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Adios and good riddance, 2020! What will you open to welcome the New Year?
Replies: 16
Views: 1344

Re: Adios and good riddance, 2020! What will you open to welcome the New Year?

Chris W wrote: December 26th, 2020, 5:12 pm
2014 Mount Eden Estate Chard
I sourced one of these a few months ago and I absolutely loved it! I hope your bottle is as sound as ours was.
by JohnP
December 26th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embrace your cellar diversity
Replies: 114
Views: 4953

Re: Embrace your cellar diversity

This was a good exercise. Cellartracker makes finding this data easy-
USA- 56% (52% CA, 2% OR, 2% WA)
Italy - 23% (12% Piedmont, 10% Tuscany, 1% Other)
France - 17% (12% BDX, 2% Burg, 2% Rhone, 1% Champ)
Spain - 1%
Germany - 1%
Australia - 0.5%
Mexico - 0.5%
Argentina - 0.5%
Chile - 0.5%
by JohnP
November 25th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current List of California Vineyard’s Not releasing 2020 Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 4032

Re: Current List of California Vineyard’s Not releasing 2020 Wines

Ken Strauss wrote: November 25th, 2020, 12:40 pm Rest assured we will be offering stellar wines from our library of venerable vintages to take the place of the 2020 harvest.
Looking forward to this strawman
by JohnP
November 23rd, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Coravin 50% off on WTSO - Today 11/23 Only
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: PSA: Coravin 50% off on WTSO - Today 11/23 Only

I'm debating holding out until black Fri. I feel this is their teaser offer, and then on 11/27 the disc will be even higher...
by JohnP
November 23rd, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day
Replies: 14
Views: 2135

Re: Berserker Day

Todd, any chance you get Gabriel Glas to opt-in again? My clan always breaks a glass or two during the holidays, trying to be prepare for reimbursement costs, lol. Hey John, she participated in the last 4 or so years so I'd guess yes but I'll ping Tempe to confirm in early January as she usually ge...
by JohnP
November 22nd, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330821

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

[training.gif] [tease.gif] SabatinoTruffles.com is offering a 30% discount on white truffles, now through 11/23. Code - WHITEFLASH30 I had my wines ready for turkey day, but will now be updating to include an aged Barolo, exact wine TBD. Have you purchased from them before and been happy with the qu...
by JohnP
November 21st, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day
Replies: 14
Views: 2135

Re: Berserker Day

Todd, any chance you get Gabriel Glas to opt-in again? My clan always breaks a glass or two during the holidays, trying to be prepare for reimbursement costs, lol.
by JohnP
November 21st, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330821

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

AndyK wrote: November 20th, 2020, 11:11 am
JohnP wrote: November 20th, 2020, 10:50 am SabatinoTruffles.com is offering a 30% discount on white truffles, now through 11/23. I had my wines ready for turkey day, but will now be updating to include an aged Barolo, exact wine TBD.
Is there a code needed or are the prices already reflecting the 30%?
Oops. Yes, it's WHITEFLASH30
by JohnP
November 20th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330821

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

SabatinoTruffles.com is offering a 30% discount on white truffles, now through 11/23. Code - WHITEFLASH30

I had my wines ready for turkey day, but will now be updating to include an aged Barolo, exact wine TBD.
by JohnP
November 19th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1970 Produttori del Barbaresco (normale)
Replies: 24
Views: 1533

Re: TN: 1970 Produttori del Barbaresco (normale)

Max S. wrote: November 19th, 2020, 12:29 pm Is there any indication that present day normale will last like the oldies do?
I'm too young to know what 70 PdB normale tasted like on release. However, that 2016 PdB normale will likely age 30-40 years (IMO), it had incredible acid and tannin structure.
by JohnP
November 19th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1970 Produttori del Barbaresco (normale)
Replies: 24
Views: 1533

Re: TN: 1970 Produttori del Barbaresco (normale)

Great post, thanks for sharing! Here's interesting fact about the 1970 PdB normale, there were multiple labels in this vintage http://www.finewinegeek.com/produttori/ ... resco.html
by JohnP
November 18th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12572

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

I picked up an Alta Vista Late Harvest and a couple Cuvee Karatas. Look forward to trying their take of a white BDX! I'm going to setup my own GSO shipping, as $55 to ship three bottles FedEx ground was a little excessive.
by JohnP
November 18th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 8191

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Picked up a Babcock Ocean Ghost a few weeks ago when I visited Santa Barbara; that will be in the lineup. Also, sourced a 98 Riojanas Rioja G.R. through RareWineCo that I hope will perform well. Maybe a Kratcher 12 for dessert.
by JohnP
November 17th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Justin Winery
Replies: 19
Views: 1837

Re: Justin Winery

I tried a 98 Isoseles (library release) a few years back and it was fantastic, like wow factor. So I tried sourcing several more bottles through different auctions and they were mostly all duds. That really deflated my interest in hunting their older wines. Unfortunately, the premiums on Justin's li...
by JohnP
November 10th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Baller Wine Dinner
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: Baller Wine Dinner

Wow, what a lineup! Had that 82' Howell a month back, it was fantastic, far from decline.
by JohnP
November 2nd, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Cruse Wine Company Tradition (2017 base)
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: TN: NV Cruse Wine Company Tradition (2017 base)

I thought this was very good, especially for $50. I haven't made it onto the UM allocation list yet, but if it's better than this, I'll be a buyer every year!
by JohnP
October 31st, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 194
Views: 12198

Re: Cayuse is Live

If there are tasting notes in the offer, can anyone please post them? I assume 2019 was a fantastic year in Washington?
by JohnP
October 31st, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 194
Views: 12198

Re: Cayuse is Live

Received the sorry email. Signed up Jan 2013. Curious, did 18' Impulsivo het offered? If so, what was the pp?
by JohnP
October 28th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Romanee Saint Vivant - owners and history
Replies: 40
Views: 4371

Re: Romanee Saint Vivant - owners and history

Anyone try Louis Jadot RSV? I'm thinking of picking up a 1990 as a special treat for Christmas dinner.
by JohnP
October 26th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Romanee Saint Vivant - owners and history
Replies: 40
Views: 4371

Re: Romanee Saint Vivant - owners and history

My question to all of you more experienced burg-lovers... price aside, is a bottle of 2016 Dujac RSV that much better than a bottle of 2016 Louis Latour RSV? I ve not tasted their 2016s but I' d say YES, it should be better ... depends on what you mean with "that much" ... L.Latour usuall...

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