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by C. Keller
January 21st, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley
Replies: 21
Views: 3165

Re: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley

As follow up and clarification. AG said 2017 Realm came from the winery and 2016’s were self sourced from a friends cellar.
by C. Keller
January 20th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley
Replies: 21
Views: 3165

Re: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley

assuming they didn't like scores he gave. Its provided in the context of the article about how wine critics earn their keep during tough vintages and when there are times that top estates just don't perform. He did provide Realm scores in this latest article but I believe they were self sourced bott...
by C. Keller
January 20th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley
Replies: 21
Views: 3165

Re: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley

Tom Lee wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 10:56 am
Interesting that Schrader, Eisele and Maybach will no longer let him visit.

Tom
Realm as well
by C. Keller
January 20th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 57
Views: 2630

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

I've stopped searching for that moment after about 2 years and 200+ bottles. 95% of wine is meh. Very few even stand out.
by C. Keller
January 19th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ampeau MP and Dauvissat-Camus Preuses
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Ampeau MP and Dauvissat-Camus Preuses

Opened the Ampeau around 2pm today and I would say it needed about 30 minutes to open up from bottle and then it was a go. heavy nose of Apple and Crème Brulee. A touch of acid on the palate with a mouthful of apples. Just happy this wasn't corked Holding on to that Dauvissat? Good chance it doesn'...
by C. Keller
January 19th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ampeau MP and Dauvissat-Camus Preuses
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Ampeau MP and Dauvissat-Camus Preuses

Opened the Ampeau around 2pm today and I would say it needed about 30 minutes to open up from bottle and then it was a go. heavy nose of Apple and Crème Brulee. A touch of acid on the palate with a mouthful of apples. Just happy this wasn't corked
by C. Keller
January 19th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?

jason stein wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 10:07 am
C. Keller wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 12:29 pm
No. Is all I will say.
Yikes, that bad?
Yes. Especially if you're paying the Boston price like I did off the shelf.
by C. Keller
January 18th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ampeau MP and Dauvissat-Camus Preuses
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Ampeau MP and Dauvissat-Camus Preuses

Thanks, all. Much appreciated.
by C. Keller
January 18th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?

No. Is all I will say.
by C. Keller
January 18th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ampeau MP and Dauvissat-Camus Preuses
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Ampeau MP and Dauvissat-Camus Preuses

I've got a 93 Robert Ampeau Meursault Perrieres and 15 Dauvissat-Camus Preuses I want to open. Has anyone had any of these lately? Decant? Serve cold or room temp?

Btw, what's the difference between Dauvissat and Dauvissat-Camus?

Thanks
by C. Keller
January 17th, 2020, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Bruno Clair Morey-Saint-Denis En la Rue de Vergy Blanc
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: TN: 2012 Bruno Clair Morey-Saint-Denis En la Rue de Vergy Blanc

The shape of the vineyard is quite interesting. I'll stop there.

Got a few Bruno's on order. I'm going to see if I can get a bottle of this.
by C. Keller
January 13th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 132
Views: 13308

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Not to take away from RM because their stuff is fantastic but the Wayfarer scores were impressive for how small the range is.
by C. Keller
January 12th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy cheat sheet
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Re: Burgundy cheat sheet

I don't know much about Burgundy either but I do dabble in it. I myself would be interested in any books if others have recommendations. These two topics for me have been very educational: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=155013&hilit=1000 https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum...
by C. Keller
January 12th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Promontory
Replies: 12
Views: 1390

Re: Promontory

Marc Hauser wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 11:08 am
What is the wine price off the mailing list currently?
If I recall the offer back in May was near or over $500 per with a 3pack min purchase. I got the offer a few weeks/months after signing up.
by C. Keller
January 6th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Janasse CdP Vieilles Vignes...
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: 2017 Janasse CdP Vieilles Vignes...

Thanks, all. Makes complete sense.

Thread drift. My bad
by C. Keller
January 6th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Janasse CdP Vieilles Vignes...
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: 2017 Janasse CdP Vieilles Vignes...

Dumb question but after 2+ years of trying to figure out wine, what is concentration?
by C. Keller
January 5th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3513

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

Between this board and following fellow members on Instagram, everything for me to be honest. Sounds corny but I can't think of something I found on my own.
by C. Keller
December 27th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6371

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Quality over quantity
by C. Keller
December 18th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 44
Views: 3731

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

I got an offer as well. I just signed up last year
by C. Keller
December 18th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 50
Views: 2479

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

Learn something new everyday they say. I just learned a lot reading this.
by C. Keller
December 17th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily waitlist
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Andremily waitlist

June 2018 and still waiting
by C. Keller
December 8th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 K Vintners Walla Walla Valley The Beautiful Syrah
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: TN: 2013 K Vintners Walla Walla Valley The Beautiful Syrah

Opened a 2016 tonight. This is not what the 2015 was at all. Tannic, acidic and cranberry juice. This must really need time. I'll come back again tomorrow and see what this is like but I am not confident. Bummer because I really enjoyed the 2015. First wine I ever remember being able to smell from t...
by C. Keller
December 8th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ultramarine Blanc de Noirs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: TN: 2015 Ultramarine Blanc de Noirs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast

Helluva weekend for you, Chief. Cheers!
by C. Keller
November 20th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 189
Views: 16681

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Got this too. Was thinking of some 2014 Jamets for $100/each after the discount.
by C. Keller
November 5th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14760

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

2016 Chateau Gloria
2014 Le Pergole Torte
2007 RM Occidental Ridge PN
2015 Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva
by C. Keller
November 2nd, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Entire list by the glass with a catch...
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Entire list by the glass with a catch...

There's a place here in Boston, Haley Henry, that does the same thing.
by C. Keller
October 29th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 131
Views: 7902

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

This is one helluva fun thread and super knowledgable
by C. Keller
October 27th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3643

Re: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 11:36 am
Palate shift. Shift happens!
#1. Drank it a lot now I can't drink it.
by C. Keller
October 23rd, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous 2016 Burgundy Report / Neal Martin vs. Stephen Tanzer
Replies: 13
Views: 2089

Re: Vinous 2016 Burgundy Report / Neal Martin vs. Stephen Tanzer

Vinous published October 2019 ratings on the 2016 burgundy vintage with Neal Martin. I was curious if there is any noticeable pattern between the reviewers, e.g., (i) Neal Martin's scores vs. Stephen Tanzers, in terms of points.. e.g. is one more generous in awarding points than the other, and (ii)...
by C. Keller
October 8th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1928

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

Man, you all just make this habit more addicting than it really needs to be especially when you're finding all these unicorns.
by C. Keller
September 28th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lincoln Fine Wines (California) Super Deal on Royal City
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Lincoln Fine Wines (California) Super Deal on Royal City

Not sure what the deal is with K but I just got a local offer for their newest releases and was shocked how low the prices were compared to what I have paid in prior years. This is a crazy deal. Must not be moving.
by C. Keller
September 21st, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 4223

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

Is the increased production the actual Scarecrow grapes? I thought I heard that there will be no Scarecrow in 2017. I could be completely wrong.
by C. Keller
September 10th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation on a white burgundy
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: Recommendation on a white burgundy

Remind to invite this guy to my next party
by C. Keller
August 27th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on SOMM TV?
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Thoughts on SOMM TV?

I went for the 10/month option and I enjoy it. There is a ton of content and it seems like a lot more coming based on the previews they have up.
by C. Keller
August 27th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden
Replies: 29
Views: 2651

Re: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden

Received this today along with Abreu and Ovid. If you went for 3 pack of each it would be $5,000+ for just 9 bottles of wine. FOH
by C. Keller
August 26th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 10093

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

I look forward to this. However, I would be shocked if they prices aren't higher. I expect to pay more than last year.
by C. Keller
August 25th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forman x Thorevilos
Replies: 23
Views: 2346

Re: Forman x Thorevilos

Unrelated but saw something on Instagram that the Thorevilos vineyard is now called Ecotone. Would Abreu change the name then?

Not that you should believe everything you see on the internet.
by C. Keller
August 23rd, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phil Mickelson likes wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2991

Phil Mickelson likes wine

Is this any good? Like better than having the chance to compete for $15 million if he was playing this weekend? https://twitter.com/PhilMickelson/status/1164983223836958720 <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I would love to be competing at East Lake right now, bu...
by C. Keller
August 16th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pelle 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: La Pelle 2017

Quite the pedigree here. What's the tariff?
by C. Keller
August 14th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hi everyone in Boston
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Hi everyone in Boston

Not sure where you are posting up but Gordons (DTX and Waltham), Federal Street Wines (for the older stuff) and Brix in the Financial District should be able to keep you hydrated.

Welcome to the city!
by C. Keller
August 7th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cold calls from wineries?
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Re: Cold calls from wineries?

I have. Although it was a higher end wine so I just thought it was part of the deal.

Based on what Karen says above it makes sense now.
by C. Keller
August 5th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Price versus Retail (Napa)
Replies: 43
Views: 2788

Re: Winery Price versus Retail (Napa)

Quantity pricing? Assuming a distributor/retailer would commit to a vast amount at a reasonable scaled price for the winery.
by C. Keller
August 2nd, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kata folded into Realm
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Re: Kata folded into Realm

There was a thread back earlier in the year when Realm announced that Juan was moving on to a new Paso venture. Someone said there was more news to come with Realm and they were correct.
by C. Keller
July 30th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wait is over for Saxum.......
Replies: 17
Views: 1545

Re: The wait is over for Saxum.......

I think I've got another 5 years. Great
by C. Keller
July 21st, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Misleading quoting of reviews: Doing the right thing
Replies: 18
Views: 1804

Re: Misleading quoting of reviews: Doing the right thing

How about when a wine is rated 94-97 and they advertise it as a 97?

Recently ran into this at Total Wine. Pretty different when we're on a scoring system that rarely goes below 92. And if its below 92 its $%^t anyways.
by C. Keller
July 21st, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best review site
Replies: 33
Views: 2473

Re: Best review site

I enjoy Vinous. My palate seems to align with them for the most part. I do have Jeb but I will not renew. His scores seem high and my palate just doesn't agree with his scores. Also, understanding that he's just branched out on his own but the amount of reviews/content is drastically different. Jeb ...
by C. Keller
July 19th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alban Summer Release
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: Alban Summer Release

This is concerning. I bought last summer for the first time (just 2 bottles) but haven't seen anything yet either by mail or email this summer. I really like these wines. Hell....
by C. Keller
July 19th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6686

Re: Worst wines you've had?

nothing sticks out to me as being the worst but I will say that there’s way more bad wine than good wine

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