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by Josh Grossman
July 14th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13702
Views: 668903

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Oh yes this is so painfully under the radar. I've got a bunch of 2014 and 2015 stashed away. But you can stop talking about it - we don't need it to become the next Gonon. I know what you mean, but luckily Comando G seems to have become the next Gonon instead. [snort.gif] I think Comando G has pass...
by Josh Grossman
July 14th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41335

Re: de Negoce offer

This is better than watching RuPaul's Dragrace:
by Josh Grossman
July 12th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Copain Syrah Brosseau Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Chalone)
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: TN: 2010 Copain Syrah Brosseau Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Chalone)

2010 Copain Syrah Brosseau Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Chalone (7/11/2020) 4 years since my last note and hitting the decade mark since the vintage. This wine is still toeing the line nicely. Opened at cellar temp on a very warm afternoon and followed through the evening. True to for...
by Josh Grossman
July 11th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...
Replies: 28
Views: 1197

Re: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...

Chateau Souverain
by Josh Grossman
July 10th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41335

Re: de Negoce offer

You can get Clos de Gamot Cahors for about the same price. I'll stick with Clos de Gamot.
by Josh Grossman
July 10th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC

This is the vineyard location:
https://goo.gl/maps/wTT7Vru3UtxsF6br9

I can't see anything special about it. Why would someone think this is good dirt when you can get great Bordeaux at below that price?
by Josh Grossman
July 9th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again

There may be a few interesting wines lying around somewhere but there is nothing like a MacArthurs anywhere in the state. Burgundy and Rhône are non existent and things like champagne are probably 75% more here. If they do manage to shut us down, i’m thinking I could ship to A Walgreens in the far ...
by Josh Grossman
July 9th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J" (Germany, Franken)
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: TN: 2015 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J" (Germany, Franken)

I assume you saw the same Fass offer. I'd ask him, but I assume they are the same. Yeah, email sent. I have the 12, 14, and 15 of the J. I'd imagine this will go the same way as Rudolf Fürst. Have you tried them yet? I have, and have tried, the 2013 and 2015s. They are incredible wines for the mone...
by Josh Grossman
July 9th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!
Replies: 13
Views: 1562

Re: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!

I hear a lot of praise for Roy Piper on this site, but haven't tasted any yet. What style is it in? How does it compare to other Cabs? Roy is a participant on the forums if you search his name. He also puts out great videos. I would say Roy doesn’t partially go down a rabbit hole. He is the white r...
by Josh Grossman
July 9th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!
Replies: 13
Views: 1562

Re: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!

Hoping I make the list. I was offered back vintages earlier this summer, but no offer on the ‘18
by Josh Grossman
July 9th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J" (Germany, Franken)
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: TN: 2015 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J" (Germany, Franken)

It looks like "J" is a designation he uses for several wines in his "Lagenweine" series. The only Hundsrück bottling he lists is the Hundsrück "J", but there is also a Spätburgunder Centgrafenberg "J" and a Früburgunder Centgrafenberg "J". https://weingut-josef-walter.de/index.php/unsere-weine/lage...
by Josh Grossman
July 9th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J" (Germany, Franken)
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: TN: 2015 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J" (Germany, Franken)

2015 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J" - Germany, Franken (5/27/2020) Poured in a Grassl Cru glass and followed over the course of the afternoon/evening. Distinct and shifting aromatics of tilled soil, freshly butchered meat, raw leather, violets, and savory herbs jump out from the glass. Wh...
by Josh Grossman
July 9th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J" (Germany, Franken)
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: TN: 2015 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J" (Germany, Franken)

2015 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J" - Germany, Franken (5/27/2020) Poured in a Grassl Cru glass and followed over the course of the afternoon/evening. Distinct and shifting aromatics of tilled soil, freshly butchered meat, raw leather, violets, and savory herbs jump out from the glass. Wh...
by Josh Grossman
July 8th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 3:36 pm
They do charge the state sales tax...
I'm pretty sure it's greedy distributors trying to keep over charging Ohioans for cooked wines.
by Josh Grossman
July 7th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2486

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 3:52 pm
I’m still buying Rhones, Chinons, Beaujolais, but not wines that are best after 20+ years.
So you are buying things that only need 15 to 20 years of aging? Nothing like switching to Northern Rhone, Roilette Cuvée Tardive, and Baudry for wines that don't need aging [rofl.gif]
by Josh Grossman
July 7th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2486

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

Hmm! Definitely the first time I have been called a statesman. I like my wines older, so the likelihood of me being around when my 2019s are fully mature is zero. But I did buy in some quantity, on the basis having either a cellar my son could enjoy, or could sell. Making sure that provenance is gr...
by Josh Grossman
July 7th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 13374

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Lopa is pitching the Clos Cibonne as "Provence's answer to Lopez de Heredia's Rose". Anyone have experience with it and thoughts on similarities? I went in for a few of each. Haven’t had it before but I’ve talked to people that confirm it’s reminiscent of LdH. Not as oxidative and fresher. Maybe I'...
by Josh Grossman
July 6th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on SommSelect?
Replies: 29
Views: 4366

Re: Thoughts on SommSelect?

I've been buying from them for a while. Don't expect them to be the cheapest offering out there. That's not their thing. What they do well is find interesting, small producers that you're unlikely to ever try otherwise. I haven't loved everything I've bought from them, but pretty much without fail ...
by Josh Grossman
July 6th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: TN: 2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin

Do green meanies get less green and mean with time? The only '04 Burgs I have are white but I do have many '11's that I'm hoping will come around.
by Josh Grossman
July 6th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2211

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Things I haven't seen mentioned are Loire reds, Bandol, spatburgunder, Colares. I'm not sure on Northern Rhones--but probably going to buy my favorites like Marc Sorrel Hermitage Le Gréal, Billon, Rostaing, JPC Jamet, Balthazar.
by Josh Grossman
July 5th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41335

Re: de Negoce offer

Did an email go out for #17? I didn't receive it. I can click the link above and get to the buy it page--but there is no option for a summer hold and currently it says shipping is free... I don't think I deleted it?
by Josh Grossman
July 5th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1770
Views: 109899

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I almost missed that it was a mag, and about flipped that Delamotte 2008 was $60 and now the 2012 is $170. Think it's a pass at $85?
by Josh Grossman
July 3rd, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41335

Re: de Negoce offer

Opened a Stagecoach n.04 last night with prime rib for a picnic. It was an almost identical match to Anderson’s Conn Valley. The positives were there was no heat noticeable, huge black fruit, great mid palate, and a long finish. The only negative is that it’s a bit of an oak monster at this point, ...
by Josh Grossman
July 3rd, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41335

Re: de Negoce offer

Opened a Stagecoach n.04 last night with prime rib for a picnic. It was an almost identical match to Anderson’s Conn Valley. The positives were there was no heat noticeable, huge black fruit, great mid palate, and a long finish. The only negative is that it’s a bit of an oak monster at this point, w...
by Josh Grossman
July 2nd, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin VV 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: TN Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin VV 2011

I have a few of the '11 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Corbeaux Vieilles Vignes that I'm hoping are going to come around too?
by Josh Grossman
July 1st, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 27
Views: 1402

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

If you are nouveau rich and want to show your status via conspicuous consumption, you can, with the newest vintage of this mass produced flagship wine from Bernard Arnault's (the richest man in the World in Jan 2020) luxury goods company?
by Josh Grossman
July 1st, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I am pairing "challenged": basil pesto over pasta ?
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: I am pairing "challenged": basil pesto over pasta ?

I'd go with something with a bit of sweetness. Riesling, muscato, or grüner. Maybe a sparkling muscato if you want to keep it Italian.
by Josh Grossman
July 1st, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Balthazar the next gonon?
Replies: 33
Views: 1924

Re: Is Balthazar the next gonon?

I think people like Envoyer are just waiting for tariffs to end before they put in orders for many wines. This has probably temporarily inflated prices? I'll wait until I see it at where I've bought it from before. That said, Balthazar was a good qpr for a long while. Now with the Juge vines...
by Josh Grossman
July 1st, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cab Producer for a Zin Fanatic
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Cab Producer for a Zin Fanatic

Looking to balance my Cali zin with some cab / cab blends. For someone that likes Bedrock, Bucklin, Carlisle, O&F, Turley, etc, what do you recommend for cab based wines? Thanks in advance! Why do you think you want cab and Cali? If you are set on Cali, closer to a zin profile, I would think you mi...
by Josh Grossman
July 1st, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja

Blake, Great note. I'll have to check CT, but I think you own more bottles in common with me than anyone! I too love the Bosconia Reservas, but have more Tondonias. I'm lucky to have the '04 and '06 Bosconia Reserva in my cellar, and even luckier to have the '94 and '95 GR's! A 1995 LDH Bosconia GR...
by Josh Grossman
June 29th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux
Replies: 52
Views: 1668

Re: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux

Looks like I'll be trying to track down BAMA then :D I was just trying to see if I could delineate tobacco from cigar box by eliminating all élevage. The only thing I can conclude is that BAMA does have lots of tobacco (others will have to agree if there is any 'cigar box'). Our southern lawyer's o...
by Josh Grossman
June 29th, 2020, 2:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux
Replies: 52
Views: 1668

Re: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux

I thought Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre would be an interesting experiment to parse the CT tasting notes. By the vast majority, I saw tons of tobacco and cigar mentions in a wine with all concrete aging. There were some mentions of cigar box still--with one example given: 5/30/2016 - WILLIAM KELL...
by Josh Grossman
June 27th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 40
Views: 1088

Re: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?

Roederer Estate Rose recently and was happy with it for the price. I've gone through a few bottles of 2009 Huet Petillant Brut and found it to be a good value too. Neither were as complex as some of my favorite champagnes that I can get a very similar price points.
by Josh Grossman
June 26th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1599

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

Recently opened a 2003 Ballot-Millot & Fils Volnay 1er Cru Santenots. It currently had zero tertiary development and was still big. It was mostly balanced (a bit light on acid) and had a wonderful finish but not there yet for how I like my meat hung.
by Josh Grossman
June 20th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450102

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

I opened a 2010 Molino Del Piano Brunello di Montalcino. This was less than $30 bones and was singing. Paired perfect with a grilled 3.5 lbs prime tomahawk steak.
by Josh Grossman
June 18th, 2020, 2:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change and Burgundy
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: Climate change and Burgundy

Really great article.
by Josh Grossman
June 15th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2059

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 9:52 am
AndyK wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 9:33 am
Alto Adige!!
Good choice, can’t beat the view.
Yep, Bolzano would be where I would move to if I could.
by Josh Grossman
June 15th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3335

Re: Best Brunellos

My favorite is Pian dell'Orino Brunello followed closely by Sassetti.
by Josh Grossman
June 9th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 6912

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

This reminds me of the scene in, 'I Heart Huckabees' where they think the two fractions are working together:
https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/b1af5105-2 ... e5e083fcda
by Josh Grossman
June 7th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1967 Fontanafredda Barolo
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: TN: 1967 Fontanafredda Barolo

Did you have any issues with the cork? I bought a bottle of 1971 at auction and the neck of the bottle, as well as the cork, were tapered, narrower at the bottom. That made no sense whatsoever because the force of the cork forced the cork outwards. By the time I got it, the cork was loose and the b...
by Josh Grossman
June 7th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1967 Fontanafredda Barolo
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: TN: 1967 Fontanafredda Barolo

Thanks Warren. On deck for next Wednesday for when my brother’s family visits from Baltimore:
by Josh Grossman
June 4th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle PSA: Caol Ila 15 Year Unpeated for $68 AFTER TAXES!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Seattle PSA: Caol Ila 15 Year Unpeated for $68 AFTER TAXES!!!

Isn't peat the entire point of Caol Ila? It would be like gin without juniper?
by Josh Grossman
June 3rd, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8103

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 6:13 am
Definitely 2008 Dom perignon (not sure how much but 15-20 cases), followed by 2008 Cristal and Krug 168, both > 10 cases.

For still wines 17 PYCM BB and 17 HN BR which are our house white and red, respectively.
You planning to flip that down the road or drink all that?
by Josh Grossman
June 2nd, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me construct a Northern Rhône horizontal?
Replies: 31
Views: 1284

Re: Help me construct a Northern Rhône horizontal?

I was trying to think of producers who make all three, but could only come up with Delas, Chapoutier and Ferraton. Not great choices. Ferraton is making some great wines. I'd especially recommend the Cornas Les Eygats. From JLL: The domaine vineyards are mainly cultivated biodynamically. Winemaking...
by Josh Grossman
June 2nd, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?
Replies: 16
Views: 958

Re: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 7:26 am
Normally just put into the oven with olive oil, rosemary, garlic. Still want to roast, so any suggestions as how to jazz it up a bit.
I'm lazy and usually just slather it in store bought mint chutney and serve it with harissa.
by Josh Grossman
May 28th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caymus cries foul
Replies: 48
Views: 2368

Re: Caymus cries foul

Between this and the Beckstoffer thread, I really dislike Caymus. Guess I never was their target audience
by Josh Grossman
May 27th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 651
Views: 68443

Re: Official WTSO thread

Andre M wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 3:58 pm
2015 Alain Voge Cornas VV $60.
Thanks. Have some of this in the cellar already--but just got more.
by Josh Grossman
May 22nd, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 941

Re: French Press recommendation

Question for you french press people: Would you recommend an insulated one? The technique seems to logically call for one, but I haven't seen a lot of them in use. Usually I see just the standard glass, which is what have but rarely use because I have my drip system down to my liking. But, I would ...
by Josh Grossman
May 22nd, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 941

Re: French Press recommendation

Have you considered an Aeropress rather than a French Press? I just made the switch this year during lockdown and while I'm still figuring out my preferred coffee/water quantities I'm generally happy with it. An AeroPress makes something akin to espresso, and while you can put lighter roasts in it,...

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