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by JohnP
October 28th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Romanee Saint Vivant - owners and history
Replies: 40
Views: 3908

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: 3908

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 usually has a ce...
by JohnP
October 26th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Romanee Saint Vivant - owners and history
Replies: 40
Views: 3908

Re: Romanee Saint Vivant - owners and history

I'm new to Burgundy wines, and I know a lot of folks knock Louis Latour for their pasteurization process, but of their RSVs I've tried (2010 and 2014), I thought they were marvelous! I even picked up a few 2016s. My question to all of you more experienced burg-lovers... price aside, is a bottle of 2...
by JohnP
October 22nd, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riservas - GOAT
Replies: 19
Views: 2091

2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riservas - GOAT

I've been waiting for this report all year. This just in, AG reviewed the 16' PdB Riserva lineup and delivered highest scores to date. On top of that, there is 20% more production. I'm going deep this vintage, who's in my camp? The only problem, where do I find room to store another few cases #wines...
by JohnP
October 16th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59946

Re: #GlassFire

Jayson Woodbridge sent out an email yesterday- "The reality is that for Hundred Acre the vintage was over after the first 24 hours of the first fires in August known as the L.N.U. Lightning Complex. So, to be clear: There will be NO Hundred Acre vintage in 2020…nothing." "I will give you greatness a...
by JohnP
October 12th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59946

Re: #GlassFire

I also heard on the Spottswoode webinar last week, they finished picking all estate cab fruit the day before the harvest. They left one row just for research, interesting.
by JohnP
October 12th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recs for a CA Horizontal Tasting
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Recs for a CA Horizontal Tasting

My two cents...avoid including the 2013s in your tasting, you'll only be let down, specifically the Realm and Shafer; they are completely shut down at the moment. I popped that 13' Realm Dr. Crane earlier this year, even with a long decant it's completely infanticide! A total shame! Even though I ha...
by JohnP
October 8th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild anniversary collector pack
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild anniversary collector pack

Hmm, a special label mag and book, or a six-pack OWC and nine course at the French Laundry w/ wine pairing...or, what say you?
by JohnP
October 8th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59946

Re: #GlassFire

Update from Eater 10/7/20 https://sf.eater.com/platform/amp/2020/10/7/21506015/glass-incident-fire-damage-wineries-restaurants-resorts?fbclid=IwAR1PEMcmUm-q8sZwGbGAWSSDRlDvSYcTtP-ItlH5ryHlvxfOefC7vGSKse8 Thanks for sharing that article. They mention Spring Mountain's vineyards were lost. Can anyone...
by JohnP
October 8th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Fall Shipment Notification
Replies: 22
Views: 1863

Re: Myriad Fall Shipment Notification

My order was originally scheduled to ship next week. I just received an email from Leah saying it's on SoCal heat hold until cooler temps arrive.
by JohnP
October 7th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 315
Views: 19665

Re: 2019 German Riesling

I recently read the great press on the 2019 vintage and took a flyer on few 2019 Dönnhoff Dellchen Riesling Großes Gewächs. I have zero Riesling in my collection, but I've always loved mineral-driven whites with some ripeness. If you've tried this wine, I'd love to hear thoughts.
by JohnP
October 3rd, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59946

Re: #GlassFire

Manager saves Spring Mountain Vineyard while his own home burned https://www.newsnationnow.com/video/man ... ed6L9B-GXw
by JohnP
September 30th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shafer 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1344

Re: Shafer 2020

Love Shafer wines and love Doug's podcast! Freaking terrible to read that. Glad to know they will not compromise the integrity of their wines. Just popped a 2016 Hillside Select and it's mind-blowing! Show your support, buy their wines!
by JohnP
September 29th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59946

Re: #GlassFire

What's the latest news for Calistoga/Saint Helena as of now?
by JohnP
September 29th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Wine Enthusiast

I will second the customer experience with WE, especially with dealing with them about glassware.
by JohnP
September 29th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59946

Re: #GlassFire

Eric White wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 10:22 am
It appears on this video there was lots of ash at the entrance to Spring Mountain Vineyard/Winery, anyone know if they came out unscathed? That victorian mansion would be like kindling to any flames.
by JohnP
September 27th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1571
Views: 105042

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

grouphug grouphug Hi Jim, I appreciate your remarks and hope I can respond in a helpful way. Obviously, it comes down to our individual palate preferences and how the wine is showing at the time we experienced it. So, here goes: I`ve noticed the Billecart-Salmon Rose has taken a much bolder path in ...
by JohnP
September 27th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1571
Views: 105042

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2012 DELAMOTTE BLANC de BLANC MILLESIME BRUT- served in Sophienwald Grand Cru champagne glasses as seen in the background; 60% of the fruit sources for this comes from les Mesnil-sur-Oger, Ovize and Oger with 20% equal parts from each and the remainder of the fruit comes from Cramant, Chouilly and ...
by JohnP
September 25th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 The Robert Mondavi Reserve sleeper
Replies: 15
Views: 962

Re: 1975 The Robert Mondavi Reserve sleeper

It's incredible that these world class wines aren't being made anymore. And incredible that you found a case at the right time :). A decade of Joy, Mark. Just curious why you think they're not made anymore. Are they really making their reserves that much different these days? I thought their 2013 a...
by JohnP
September 25th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo
Replies: 50
Views: 2262

Re: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo

I looked up the review you mentioned - but it is for a Riccardo Fenocchio wine - which appears to be a winery that no longer exists - so it appears to be a different Fenocchio. Nice catch! That's good to know as I just took the flyer on a couple 1989 Brussia Riservas from Chambers St. I'll report b...
by JohnP
September 25th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this a first??
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Is this a first??

alan weinberg wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Misprint. They dropped the 1 before the 97.
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by JohnP
September 25th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 210
Views: 23560

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

@RoyPiper Thanks for sharing that info, it's intel like that I totally geek out on. I really enjoy listening to Doug Shafer's podcast and recently he had Andy Erickson on which they discussed the Screaming Eagle vineyard. Andy said when he came onboard (2006) when ownership changed, they hired a vin...
by JohnP
September 24th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 The Robert Mondavi Reserve sleeper
Replies: 15
Views: 962

Re: 1975 The Robert Mondavi Reserve sleeper

That's awesome, you sure got lucky. I purchased a 1979 reserve about 5 years ago through WineBid and it was WOTN at a WB offline gathering. The complexity was insane and the nose was mind-blowing. Since then, I've sourced about a half-case of 1979s including a 3.0L...all have been a fraction of the ...
by JohnP
September 24th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Virtual Tasting of 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Favorite Virtual Tasting of 2020

What's everyone's favorite virtual tasting been so far in 2020? I've watched a few zoom tastings since March, but I'm probably the most excited about this upcoming event with Spottswoode. My first direct purchase was their 2010 and it's the longest vertical I have in my collection, even sourced thei...
by JohnP
September 24th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo
Replies: 50
Views: 2262

Re: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo

I recently purchased some bottles from Chambers and asked the provenance question. They reassured me on their sourcing and informed me they will refund all bad bottles, assuming the purchase was within a reasonable timeframe. Back to the Fennocchio discussion, has anyone tried any older vintages? T...
by JohnP
September 24th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?
Replies: 38
Views: 1377

Re: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?

Has anyone tried the Le Petit Cheval Bordeaux Blanc? I just received an offer from Total Wine Concierge- Exclusive offer to our Private Client List only: we are excited to offer a limited allocation of Château Cheval Blanc’s 2018 Le Petit Cheval Blanc from Saint-Émilion, available in 3-pack OWC. $11...
by JohnP
September 24th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 143
Views: 12984

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Just read RP's report and they (Erin Brooks) reviewed the 2018 Platt Pinot with 90pts. Wow, what a disparity of tasting reviews...
by JohnP
September 24th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 142
Views: 7313

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Just received their offer. Couldn't stop noticing how awesome and simple these wine labels are, like a cross between Ravenaeau and Opus One.
by JohnP
September 24th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 210
Views: 23560

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

NED VALOIS wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 8:00 am
Maybe it is the secret MacDonald's Reserve that only a few of us get ?
I call bs...wait, is there such a thing?
by JohnP
September 24th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 210
Views: 23560

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

Glad to see this post bumped. However, two years later and nothing has truly surfaced as becoming the "next MacD", a true anomaly for sure! Still kicking rocks that I didn't get on this list earlier (2018) [dash1.gif]
by JohnP
September 24th, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo
Replies: 50
Views: 2262

Re: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo

I recently purchased some bottles from Chambers and asked the provenance question. They reassured me on their sourcing and informed me they will refund all bad bottles, assuming the purchase was within a reasonable timeframe. Back to the Fennocchio discussion, has anyone tried any older vintages? Th...
by JohnP
September 22nd, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release
Replies: 27
Views: 3159

Re: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

blarmston wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 8:01 pm
What was the price/per for the Dr?
$195, I'm pretty sure it can be purchased directly on their site, even if you didn't receive an allocation. 6 max offered.
by JohnP
September 22nd, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Harlan Estate + 2017 Harlan Maiden
Replies: 27
Views: 2160

Re: 2018 Harlan Estate + 2017 Harlan Maiden

There must have been a reason that the price skyrocketed, when no other Napa Cab (besides SE) has such a high price tag, and no other Napa Cab raised their prices so significantly (as far as I know). The reason is they were one of the original CA cults. People could take their allocation and immedi...
by JohnP
September 22nd, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release
Replies: 27
Views: 3159

Re: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

Order in on Dr. Crane...after watching their review of it, I'm even more sold...can't wait to try it!

Dr Crane review starts at 11:10

by JohnP
September 21st, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 138
Views: 13116

Re: Wait list times

Very curious on Tusk, can anyone comment on how they got onto the list? Also, what the recent cost was per bottle, have a feeling online pricing is inflated, or maybe not?
by JohnP
September 17th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release
Replies: 27
Views: 3159

Re: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

Neale Fisher wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 10:19 am
The e-mail indicates that three of the wines got potentially perfect scores from Jeb Dunnuck in his barrel sample reviews. I am curious as to which three.
Dr. Crane 98-100
EE Tench 98-100 - I recently popped a 2015 and it's my WOTY, mind-blowing delicious!
Sentinel Ridge 97-100
by JohnP
September 17th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 3121

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

I was blown away by Brasswood's SB at $30 or so. Heavily oak'd but had nice weight and acidity that brought it together. Personal favorites- Morlet - CA version of Haut Brion Blanc Realm - Napa mimicking NZ, it's a wild and over-the-top, you either love it or hate it- I freaking love it! Eisele - De...
by JohnP
September 17th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17616

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Wish list granted (one Falstaff) this morning. Figured I'd have a better chance requesting a single versus three or more.
by JohnP
September 16th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Greer
Replies: 25
Views: 1585

Re: 2017 Greer

Thanks for the notes Roy! Can you please share insight on Pott's former Arsenal wine? I still have a couple Arsenal mags from 2012 and 2013, but didn't get on the Greer train until 2015. While I've tried the Arensals, I haven't popped any Greer yet. Stylistically, is Greer similar to Pott's Arsenal ...
by JohnP
September 16th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2357

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

If you like mountain cabs, I'd encourage to try La Jota cab franc, for $100. If you're looking for a total hedonistic valley cab franc blend (40% cab franc 60% cab), Bevan's EE Tench is mind-blowing good, for $195.
by JohnP
September 16th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release
Replies: 27
Views: 3159

Re: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

blarmston wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 10:00 pm
I wonder who got dropped from the Crane client list to make way for Bevan? Or is it simply due to the higher yields in the ‘18 vintage?
Looks like Beckstoffer needs to update the Dr Crane list, only current to 2017 http://www.beckstoffervineyards.com/her ... rane/wine/
by JohnP
September 15th, 2020, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald, Realm and Greer offerings
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: MacDonald, Realm and Greer offerings

Stopped by a local retailer today in San Diego (Mira Mar Rd) known for their low pricing. 2016 MacD is $550 a pop. This wine has fallen into the coveted tiny collection of CA wines that have immediate 3x value, no matter where you shop. What also has immediate 3x value in CA? Screagle. If you receiv...
by JohnP
September 9th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 138
Views: 13116

Re: Wait list times

Ultramarine - 2 years MacDonald - 2 years Cayuse - 5 years MacDonald- waiting list for 3 years. Still waiting. Oops! I must have read the thread wrong earlier today. I thought it said time still on the waitlist and waiting....I've had no luck yet with the above wineries, but hopeful I'll make Ultra...
by JohnP
September 9th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 138
Views: 13116

Re: Wait list times

Ultramarine - 2 years
MacDonald - 2 years
Cayuse - 5 years
by JohnP
September 9th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10351

Re: Ultramarine Email

I signed up in May 2018 and no luck for me this year. Just curious how long the estimated wait is....?
by JohnP
September 9th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17616

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Went back and forth about picking up more The Bard and was finally able to justify two more bottles and one mag by telling myself that I would reduce purchases from some other lists. We'll see how that ends up going, but for now, it makes sense to me, as I love The Bard and this seems to be one of ...
by JohnP
September 9th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17616

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Friday's a fruit day! I'm calling triple 98s on 18' The Bard [dance2.gif]
by JohnP
September 1st, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1977 Spring Mountain Pinot Noir, Napa Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 1004

Re: TN: 1977 Spring Mountain Pinot Noir, Napa Valley

Love Spring Mountain! Their 2001 Estate Cab (not reserve Elivette) is still one of all time favorite finds in Napa. I've seen a ton of Spring Mountain wines on winebid over the last couple of years, including their pinots. I've never tried them, but will definitely try sourcing some. Thanks for shar...
by JohnP
September 1st, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17616

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Pulled from offering page (The Bard) - Vineyard Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Realm SLD Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Houyi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Blair Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Farella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Levensohn Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffe...
by JohnP
September 1st, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17616

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

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