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by Josh Grossman
February 26th, 2021, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Detert- Why not more chatter?
Replies: 78
Views: 7949

Re: Detert- Why not more chatter?

$95 for CF and for CS The $175 you're thinking about is the East Block CF. Yeah, this is just the CF and CS--which are the west and south block (not old vines). The old vines that are similar in age and dry farmed to Macdonald is the East Block CF--which is released around August. Still great terro...
by Josh Grossman
February 15th, 2021, 6:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Would Bananas Foster work with any other fruit?
Replies: 32
Views: 1033

Re: Would Bananas Foster work with any other fruit?

I still believe pawpaw would be best--but butternut squash would be good too. I'd bake the squash with brown sugar and butter, and let it cool, before I started the Foster recipe.
by Josh Grossman
February 15th, 2021, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 46
Views: 3496

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

Rick Allen wrote: February 15th, 2021, 9:43 am I have to admit that I've cut back my Oregon Pinot buying because I'm concerned about whether I'll still be around to drink them! Luckily I have enough 2005-2015 bottles to carry me over for the next decade...
What are you buying instead that doesn't benefit from a similar cellar routine?
by Josh Grossman
February 14th, 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald Waitlist
Replies: 60
Views: 8827

Re: Macdonald Waitlist

This right here. Not the same wines but you can hit a 5 Iron between the properties. Detert regular Cab Franc and Cabernet are just excellent wines I think around $110. The Cabernet is Clone 4 and made from vines replanted in the late 90's. I've only had one MacDonal so far, the 2014. I would say D...
by Josh Grossman
February 13th, 2021, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa recs for lover of cooler climate wines
Replies: 42
Views: 1879

Re: Napa recs for lover of cooler climate wines

I equate this style with wines that cellar for a long time. In that category, it seems Sonoma wines do better than Napa and mountain fruit does better than valley.
by Josh Grossman
February 13th, 2021, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is the most valuable bottle of wine in your cellar?
Replies: 86
Views: 5470

Re: POLL: What is the most expensive bottle of wine in your cellar?

I have a firm $200 cap. Some of those, I suppose, have slightly appreciated--but I have no plans on selling.
by Josh Grossman
February 12th, 2021, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald Waitlist
Replies: 60
Views: 8827

Re: Macdonald Waitlist

Detert probably needs a shout too.
by Josh Grossman
February 9th, 2021, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing suggestions — cioppino?
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Pairing suggestions — cioppino?

Simpsons already did it:
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by Josh Grossman
February 9th, 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name
Replies: 109
Views: 5615

Re: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

This is an assault to good design: https://www.wallawalla.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/17799445_10154732631598409_8232348713777764101_n.jpg Just terrible branding and design: https://www.wine-searcher.com/images/news/49/91/Cayuse-Vineyards-wines-10004991-1424296367.jpg I'm almost sure the owners o...
by Josh Grossman
February 8th, 2021, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 95
Views: 7774

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

This is a thread I've tried to start! Please add a link if you can
by Josh Grossman
February 8th, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 189
Views: 12281

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

This may not help people in the US but some excellent Chardonnays from Niagara and PEC, Ontario. To oversimplify, a mid Atlantic style. Bachelder, Exultet I two different styles, to name but two, which probably isn’t fair. But this is not an Ontario wine thread. I have fantasies of moving up there ...
by Josh Grossman
February 8th, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 189
Views: 12281

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Chris Seiber wrote: February 8th, 2021, 5:08 pm
Josh Grossman wrote: February 8th, 2021, 4:17 pm I've had many white wines from Ohio that I would rather drink at a lower price point.
The ultimate diss
Ohio and Michigan can make some good white wine. There was even some good red at Kinkead Ridge--but those are now soy beans and I wouldn't say were a great value.
by Josh Grossman
February 8th, 2021, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 189
Views: 12281

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

TN: 2014 Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru, Le Chablisienne: On the nose green apples. On first sip I got a little feeling of, I kid you not, Muscadine grapes, but they went away immediately. Nice and crisp and clean, can't sense any oak. If I can fault it at all it finishes a little thin, and maybe is a bit...
by Josh Grossman
February 5th, 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1187

Re: TN: Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018

I tried to bid on that in the marathon. I've had some old Raphet that I thought was a steal.
by Josh Grossman
February 5th, 2021, 4:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What happens if I drink my (approx ) 18 year old homemade beer??
Replies: 11
Views: 3026

Re: What happens if I drink my (approx ) 18 year old homemade beer??

Bdklein wrote: February 7th, 2020, 5:40 pm Don’t want to get sick. Any thoughts , insight , etc.????
Make a video and become a YouTube star (at least around these parts). Infamous is just as good as famous?
by Josh Grossman
February 5th, 2021, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 34
Views: 2118

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

A. So wrote: May 1st, 2020, 6:48 pm At this point, it's a bit of an annual ritual...
Can you open up a Sorrel Le Greal tonight for us? neener

In all seriousness, I think Chave is king of the hill in cooler vintages and Sorrel is king in warmer ones.
by Josh Grossman
February 5th, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?
Replies: 60
Views: 2274

Re: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?

For some reason, it seems like a good Russian Imperial Stout would pair well too.
by Josh Grossman
February 5th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?
Replies: 60
Views: 2274

Re: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?

Pastrami originated from Romania. I'm not familiar enough with Romanian wine--but it is next to Hungary. Maybe Furmint?
by Josh Grossman
February 5th, 2021, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: red wine allergy?
Replies: 18
Views: 4549

Re: red wine allergy?

Studying inky cap mushrooms, I came across coprine, a chemical that inhibits this enzyme:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetald ... ydrogenase

It certainly seems like all the symptoms of alcohol flush, which is genetic. Might see if you can get tested for those genes?
by Josh Grossman
February 3rd, 2021, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't mistreat me and my $400 sparkler
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Don't mistreat me and my $400 sparkler

I'm sure it is selling just fine in Montreal:
by Josh Grossman
February 3rd, 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: TN: 2015 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Red Barn Blocks

Sean_S wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 5:17 pm Hi Brian

Thanks for the note. Yum... Another favorite Oregon producer. Her Maresh is better than the Maresh Maresh Vineyard if you like AFWE wines. Hope your doing well.

Sean
i think I remember the main difference is Arterberry Maresh is completely destemmed and Fox is the opposite.
by Josh Grossman
January 26th, 2021, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk Riesling from the Nahe region.
Replies: 41
Views: 1867

Re: Let's talk Riesling from the Nahe region.

Robert Dentice wrote: January 26th, 2021, 10:26 am The Nahe is fairly easy to learn. You really only need to know three producers Emrich-Schonleber, Schafer-Frohlich and Donnhoff. And maybe Schlossgut Diel.

The wines are riper than the Mosel with a slightly different fruit profile.

I love the Nahe.
This was a short thread [cheers.gif]
by Josh Grossman
January 26th, 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12764
Views: 519118

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2008 Cameron Clos Electrique 2017 Pierrick Bouley 1e Robardelles Which one won the night? Yes. ;) Cameron won, but Inwas just checking in on a Bouley young before continuing to buy more from Lyle, and they are excellent but definitely need more time. This was a fun thread to read: https://wineberse...
by Josh Grossman
January 26th, 2021, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12764
Views: 519118

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2008 Cameron Clos Electrique 2017 Pierrick Bouley 1e Robardelles Which one won the night? Yes. ;) Cameron won, but Inwas just checking in on a Bouley young before continuing to buy more from Lyle, and they are excellent but definitely need more time. I have a stash of both--but not back to '08. Sne...
by Josh Grossman
January 26th, 2021, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12764
Views: 519118

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

NoahR wrote: January 25th, 2021, 5:29 pm 2008 Cameron Clos Electrique
2017 Pierrick Bouley 1e Robardelles
Which one won the night?
by Josh Grossman
January 26th, 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: JB Neufeld - WA Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 90
Views: 3771

Re: JB Neufeld - WA Cabernet Sauvignon

According to Cellar Tracker, I've bought 2500 bottles of wine since I started keeping track there. JB Neufeld provided the highest level of customer service and attention to detail of any of them--with maybe exception of Roy Piper. I'd have to imagine that holds true in the vineyard and winery too.
by Josh Grossman
January 26th, 2021, 5:17 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 164
Views: 6494

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

I wouldn't think of just south of Sacramento in the Central Valley as being great terroir, but this is pretty convincing: https://www.beaurivagecellars.com/the-place I also live in Ohio and think it makes some good wine, so... I should probably just shut up and trust William and Frank know just a bi...
by Josh Grossman
January 26th, 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Franny Beck: The Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever. V.6
Replies: 145
Views: 6711

Re: Franny Beck: The Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever. V.6

DonnaM wrote: January 26th, 2021, 8:29 am Order in! My first Berserker Day order . . . of many, I hope. Getting on a call with our financial adviser in a few minutes, maybe I should warn him?
I just tell them that I'm switching to more liquid assets. Order in for the Johan Vineyards.
by Josh Grossman
January 26th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597380

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

$150 is more than I paid for it.
by Josh Grossman
January 26th, 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines
Replies: 55
Views: 2779

Re: Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines

Josh, indeed no Silvershot designate in 2018 but I did a special cuvee that is mostly Silvershot. It's the 2018 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley "Tardive" - not originally part of BerserkerDay offers for but you early folks I'm tossing it in at the Ribbon Ridge slot, $149 a six-pack, shipping...
by Josh Grossman
January 26th, 2021, 9:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 238
Views: 11256

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

Starting to build a nice vertical of these beauties.
by Josh Grossman
January 26th, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines
Replies: 55
Views: 2779

Re: Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines

I opened a bottle of '16 Vincent Silvershot Vineyard last night, and holy hell, that is my top wine of the last couple months. Looks like there is no Silvershot in '18? What would be the closest?
by Josh Grossman
January 25th, 2021, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: TN: 1989 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières

1989 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Bourgueil (1/23/2021) Decanted for about 60 minutes and followed for 3 more hours. Dark opaque garnet color. Fragrant nose of currant, red plum, cassis, green leaf, meaty smells, and high-altitude floral scent...
by Josh Grossman
January 23rd, 2021, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 211
Views: 11198

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

I heard it is going to be 2020!
by Josh Grossman
January 23rd, 2021, 3:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Would Bananas Foster work with any other fruit?
Replies: 32
Views: 1033

Re: Would Bananas Foster work with any other fruit?

Robert M yers wrote: January 23rd, 2021, 1:32 pm
Drew Goin wrote: January 23rd, 2021, 10:02 am Maybe try sweet potatoes? Perhaps slice and partially bake the potatoes before the flambé treatment?
I barely like sweet potato any more than bananas, but I would like to try it out for science, intriguing...
I'm almost sure pawpaws are the way to go.
by Josh Grossman
January 21st, 2021, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not much Australia talk here...
Replies: 90
Views: 5174

Re: Not much Australia talk here...

With China's new 200% tariffs on Australian wine, I expect to soon see more stateside--but probably still not the stuff we will be talking about.
by Josh Grossman
January 21st, 2021, 8:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Any one use a Moka Pot?
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Re: Any one use a Moka Pot?

One thing I see missing is there are too many former baristas that want to stamp the grinds down like an espresso machine; don't do that. The grounds should be finely ground but loose.
by Josh Grossman
January 5th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BAMA Pairing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1297

Re: BAMA Pairing?

I've been lurking/absorbing the knowledge on this board for awhile. As an impressionable (relative) youth, I have sought out my first bottle of Bel-Air Marquis d'Aligre, 2010. From what I've read here and elsewhere, I understand that it is not a "typical" Bordeaux. For the BAMA enthusiast...
by Josh Grossman
January 4th, 2021, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2139

Re: Consumption in 2020

2020: Consumed (192) 2019: Consumed (187) 2018: Consumed (192) The only interesting this is when I'm just opening for dinner wines with my partner, the average price per bottle dropped significantly in 2020. "It's organic. It has no nutritional value, but consistency is not really a human trait...
by Josh Grossman
January 3rd, 2021, 11:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Dornfelder...what is this bottle???
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: German Dornfelder...what is this bottle???

Can someone translate the back label? The grape variety is Dornfelder: https://www.wine-searcher.com/grape-139-dornfelder#:~:text=Dornfelder%20is%20a%20relatively%20recent,crossing%20of%20Helfensteiner%20and%20Heroldrebe.&text=It%20is%20commonly%20made%20in,%2C%20Sp%C3%A4tburgunder%20(Pinot%20N...
by Josh Grossman
December 31st, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"
Replies: 46
Views: 3856

Re: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"

Sounds like it will be good for the consumer. Somehow not too worried about any of my favorites.
by Josh Grossman
December 31st, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Matello Pinot Noir Whistling Ridge Vineyard Ribbon Ridge
Replies: 16
Views: 596

Re: TN: 2010 Matello Pinot Noir Whistling Ridge Vineyard Ribbon Ridge

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: December 30th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote: December 30th, 2020, 2:56 pm You should be a poet
I only do limericks.
Great note! Sounds like I need to keep an eye out for it. David Byrne (of Talking Heads fame) makes flowcharts and I think this is my favorite:
by Josh Grossman
December 31st, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4674

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

Pretty close to mine--but I'd add in Mousse Fils and Laherte Freres. FYI, Cedric Mousse is buying grapes for one wine. That *sshole. A few days after the election (when the results were sure) I opened a 2015 Cédric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Les Ursules, NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Gra...
by Josh Grossman
December 31st, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4674

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

Tastes in Champagne vary so widely that I don't think you're going to get consensus. For example I'm not a fan of Egly Ouriet or Ledru (or Krug for that matter) but many people whose palates I respect adore them. So here are mine: 1st (price allowing I buy these producers) Benoit Lahaye Bereche Cal...
by Josh Grossman
December 29th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 722

Re: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

A few other years of the reserve on K&L auctions right now--but doesn't ship to my state.

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