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by JohnP
November 17th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!
Replies: 30
Views: 1382

Re: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!

Had a 2016 Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne last Thur and it was really delicious, significantly better than the 1er Crus and worthy of a Grand title IMO. Btw, has anyone tried the LL Montrachet? Would they hold their own among other Montrachets?
by JohnP
November 17th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys
Replies: 15
Views: 2595

Re: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys

Thanks for sharing. Last week, I order two Zalto burg glasses on WineEnthusiast's site. They're offering a $50 gift card to arrive in Dec for a $99 purchase. I'll be putting that toward another glass. That will bring the average cost under $50pp for three. Just a head's up... Wine Enthusiast Offers...
by JohnP
November 13th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys
Replies: 15
Views: 2595

Re: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys

Thanks for sharing. Last week, I order two Zalto burg glasses on WineEnthusiast's site. They're offering a $50 gift card to arrive in Dec for a $99 purchase. I'll be putting that toward another glass. That will bring the average cost under $50pp for three.
by JohnP
November 1st, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1985/1986 Opus One
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: 1985/1986 Opus One

If you're not much of a wine drinker, I can assure you that if those bottles are still good, you may have a spiritual experience trying one or at least think differently afterwards. Many people on this forum didn't have an aha moment until they tried a wine with significant age, and those Opus One c...
by JohnP
October 29th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18979

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Does anyone know if Verite or Trinite Estate are in danger? I believe they in the Chalk Hill area.
by JohnP
October 29th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: visit to Paolo Bea
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: visit to Paolo Bea

Did you happen to find out if Paolo Bea has a library of wine available for purchase? I tried a 96 Pagliaro a couple years and absolutely loved it. I'm noticing it's hard to find aged PB, so hoping the next time I'm out that way I can purchase some older bottles with great provenance.
by JohnP
October 25th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 9518

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

On a cooler note, I received the email heads up that the inaugural Realm (formerly Kata) Bourn will release on Oct 30. First come, first serve.
by JohnP
October 23rd, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad drinking windows
Replies: 29
Views: 2335

Re: Myriad drinking windows

I reached out to Leah last Fri to hold my shipment this week and no problem. However, I can't say the same for a friend who ordered from Realm and it shipped to San Diego on Mon, ouch :(
by JohnP
October 23rd, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 9518

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

I’m surprised they shipped to the Bay Area today. 91 here today. When I took them into inventory they were warm to the touch. I know I picked the ship date, but normally it is not this warm. Likewise. I contacted them Monday morning to see if they could hold the shipment considering it was projecte...
by JohnP
October 23rd, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Re: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard

Not familiar with D&R, but will have to check out. RIP Promontory Rider!
by JohnP
October 18th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Hi Time Wine 10% off this Tuesday
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: PSA - Hi Time Wine 10% off this Tuesday

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Veronica just let me know that Hi Time Wine has their 10% off sale on Tuesday, for all those interested

www.hitimewine.net
Thanks Todd!
by JohnP
October 18th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Universal vs. Gabriel Gold
Replies: 174
Views: 14148

Re: Zalto Universal vs. Gabriel Gold

Here's a great article I found that reviews the universal glass stem - https://winefolly.com/review/we-tested- ... e-glasses/
by JohnP
October 17th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Universal vs. Gabriel Gold
Replies: 174
Views: 14148

Re: Zalto Universal vs. Gabriel Gold

I recently received two Gabriel Glas Gold glasses as a birthday gift. I've been extremely pleased, and will likely be reaching for these with most whites and younger reds. However, for older barolos/bdms, I'm pretty certain I'll stick with the Zalto Burg glasses to capture the aroma. Either way, the...
by JohnP
October 17th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?
Replies: 22
Views: 1992

Re: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?

Suckling gave 89pts to the 2016 Carter Cellars OG Beckstoffer To Kalon. He said to drink now. Must have been smoking NorCal skunk that day. In 10 years, it'll be drinking at 98+.
by JohnP
October 16th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8991

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

jeffruggels wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 12:55 pm
I have the over on $3K
Does anyone know previous vintage mag offering price?
by JohnP
October 16th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8991

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

Contacted the winery and was informed that there will be "some" 2017 SE in magnums, but nothing is confirmed on who on the list will get an offer and what the price will be. Stay tuned...
by JohnP
October 10th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 60
Views: 4149

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

I picked up two. After reading AG's review, I couldn't resist..
by JohnP
October 3rd, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two 2013 Francesco Rinaldis
Replies: 17
Views: 1893

Re: TN: Two 2013 Francesco Rinaldis

I had reached out to Piera Rinaldi to get insight on the better vintages of F. Rinaldi Barolos. I let her know that 1974 and 1955 had been personal favorites of mine, but I was curious on add'l great vintages since I had limited experience. Her reply- For the older vintages 1964, 1967, 1971, 1997 we...
by JohnP
October 2nd, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest

AG posted a video today talking about interesting 2019 is coming along where as the abundance of quality and quantity will create tremendous opportunity for fruit buyers.
by JohnP
October 2nd, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 F. Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi Riserva
Replies: 19
Views: 2467

Re: 2013 F. Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi Riserva

I reached out to the winery to confirm a few details about the 2013 F. Rinaldi Barolo Riserva- We made 1300 bottles of Riserva 2013. Yes it was the first year we produced it. We will make 2015 and 2016 riserva. The grapes of the Riserva are a selection of the top of our Cannubi Boschis vineyard and ...
by JohnP
October 1st, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tignanello Recommendation?
Replies: 20
Views: 1955

Re: Tignanello Recommendation?

2010 was not ready this last summer, needed probably 5+ more years. Potential was there, but wished I had waited.
by JohnP
October 1st, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two 2013 Francesco Rinaldis
Replies: 17
Views: 1893

Re: TN: Two 2013 Francesco Rinaldis

The 2013 vintage was the first year F. Rinaldi ever producing a Riserva. Luckily, there were a few available through Vinopolis about six months back. heard there was limited production of the riserva, but have not confirmed. I'll reach out and update the thread. I hear they will also be releasing a ...
by JohnP
September 26th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 97
Views: 6202

Re: Cayuse is Live

I haven't made the list yet, but curious after I do, how long it typically takes to be offered Impulsivo- my favorite of their lineup.
by JohnP
September 24th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014: The Mascot
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: 2014: The Mascot

Had the 2012 upon release, absolutely delicious! A very pretty wine and I wish I had purchased more.
Tried the 2013 a few months ago, very closed and muscular. Probably needs another few years, and I suspect will last decades.
Hoping the 2014 is closer to 2012, if so, definitely worth $100 per.
by JohnP
September 21st, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3376

Re: Delta Skyclub

Steven Pumilia wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 9:55 pm
This was the sparkler part of the list at the MSP F/G Skyclub.
Did not look at what still wines were on offer.... deals not bad using points.
Thanks. Was this in the airport lounge or onboard?
by JohnP
September 21st, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3376

Re: Delta Skyclub

Is there a menu of wine choices? Pls snap and share.
by JohnP
September 21st, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 3719

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

Does anyone know if Scarecrow production has increased 2.5x too?
by JohnP
September 20th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy & Culinary Event - San Diego (Nov 14)
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Burgundy & Culinary Event - San Diego (Nov 14)

Seven tickets left. Helping to rally some WB friends. Say what you want about LL's pasteurizing process, I've tried their full lineup (red/white) of recent vintages (2014 & 2015) and they're absolutely stellar! In past events, they bring library vintages too. With Suzette also there, the cost for en...
by JohnP
September 19th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 screaming eagle the flight
Replies: 20
Views: 1853

Re: 2016 screaming eagle the flight

Vinous Media, Antonio Galloni, rated the 2016 The Flight 98 points (drinking window 2024-2036) and Screaming Eagle 100 points. He tasted it in 10/18 and posted his review on 12/18. Unfortunately, I am unable to copy and paste from my Vinous app to post the review. Hope this helps with your purchasi...
by JohnP
September 15th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cabernet Harvest
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: Napa Cabernet Harvest

Weather report shows rain in Napa today.
by JohnP
September 13th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni Estate Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1342

Re: Pisoni Estate Release

Skunked...again. Probably a good thing, budget already tapped this Fall.
by JohnP
September 11th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: NYC 2016 Barbaresco Tasting on 10/21
Replies: 20
Views: 2120

Re: PSA: NYC 2016 Barbaresco Tasting on 10/21

Please get some intel from Jancis about how 2016 Produttori Riservas are shaping up...thanks in advance!
by JohnP
September 7th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mascarello
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: Mascarello

The 58' mascarello is still my all-time favorite barolo. Unfortunately the 61 I tried last year was not in the same league, probably poor storage.
by JohnP
September 6th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting outside vs inside?!
Replies: 30
Views: 1162

Re: Decanting outside vs inside?!

Interesting. Was there wind outside?
by JohnP
September 5th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni Estate Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1342

Re: Pisoni Estate Release

? The release date is Sept. 12, try to login then. :) Oops, the website showed the 17' Gary's vineyard wines sold out. I assumed that was the Estate. Just curious, is their estate the flagship wine in their lineup? Yup. Flagship Pinot of the entire New World for me... What is the price per?
by JohnP
September 5th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni Estate Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1342

Re: Pisoni Estate Release

First time trying to purchase allocation, logged in yesterday. All 2017 wines SOLD OUT. Do Pisoni offers usually sell-out this fast, or was 2017 an above average vintage in SLH? ? The release date is Sept. 12, try to login then. :) Oops, the website showed the 17' Gary's vineyard wines sold out. I ...
by JohnP
September 5th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni Estate Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1342

Re: Pisoni Estate Release

First time trying to purchase allocation, logged in yesterday. All 2017 wines SOLD OUT. Do Pisoni offers usually sell-out this fast, or was 2017 an above average vintage in SLH?
by JohnP
September 5th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2016 large-format release
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: VHR 2016 large-format release

Jeff_M. wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 12:24 pm
I knew to jump on this before they sold out. Glad I got one in the cellar. The magnum collection is growing nicely.

Is this one to hold for 20+ years or maybe 15+?
IMO. Good rule of thumb for Oakville 10-15 years bottles, mags 20+ years.
by JohnP
September 5th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1983 dunn napa
Replies: 26
Views: 1501

Re: 1983 dunn napa

If the '85 mag is a Howell Mtn, I suggest you have a back up when you open it. Looking at notes here and on CT, there have obviously been some great bottles enjoyed over the years, but there are a few notes that aren't so glowing. Here's a comment I posted here about 18 months ago … "I've found a d...
by JohnP
September 5th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2016 large-format release
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: VHR 2016 large-format release

Let's do it, well overdue for a gents review. Btw, some interesting events this year for SD Wine&Food Fest https://www.sandiegowineclassic.com/tic ... /all-days/
by JohnP
September 5th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1983 dunn napa
Replies: 26
Views: 1501

Re: 1983 dunn napa

Those older Dunns are indestructible! I've sourced a few from the 80s and all have been fantastic. 88' was the WOTN upset a couple years ago in a tasting against several big Napa names. Been saving a 85' mag for a special occasion. The bottle is so pretty looking with the painted etched glass. If t...
by JohnP
September 5th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2016 large-format release
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: VHR 2016 large-format release

Same here, two allocated. No brainer!
by JohnP
September 4th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1983 dunn napa
Replies: 26
Views: 1501

Re: 1983 dunn napa

Those older Dunns are indestructible! I've sourced a few from the 80s and all have been fantastic. 88' was the WOTN upset a couple years ago in a tasting against several big Napa names. Been saving a 85' mag for a special occasion. The bottle is so pretty looking with the painted etched glass.
by JohnP
September 4th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Colgin
Replies: 14
Views: 1678

Re: Colgin

Can't pull the trigger, finally priced out :(
by JohnP
September 3rd, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: 2016 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley?

Never tried their cab, but their sauv blanc is excellent.
by JohnP
September 3rd, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanisch, Produttori, RAEN, and ...Domain Serene?
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Thanisch, Produttori, RAEN, and ...Domain Serene?

Thanks for the notes on the 2013 Rabaja. PdB riservas have such great QPR. I've luckily tried an older Rabaja (71') in pristine condition, which was mind-blowing! I hope in my late retirement, the experience will be something similar...or even better [cheers.gif] #ageyourwines
by JohnP
August 30th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greer 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2879

Re: Greer 2016

Well that's convincing, thank you. A margin over the perfect 2007 Hillside, wow! Just curious, did you try the Maya or Hillside upon release??Instead of the one bottle of Harlan I was on the fence with, I think next week's shopping spree is now pretty clear: One mag of VHR and three Greer.
by JohnP
August 29th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greer 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2879

Re: Greer 2016

Haven't cracked any of my 2015s so could use some more insight on 2016s to help pull the trigger, anyone? Is Aaron Pott still making the wine? Styled similar to the former Arsenal Greer? Thanks in advance.
by JohnP
August 29th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 9518

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

2017 Tempest - $100 2017 Bard - $110 2016 Absurd - $500 I was able to view my allocation and prices by accident. They have since fixed it. This is by memory so I might be off a tad. I do distinctly remember the Absurd @ $500 Thanks for the tip. The Absurd is now exactly in-line with all Hundred Acr...

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