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by C. Keller
February 26th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine auction buying advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: wine auction buying advice please

Agree with John. Its all about knowing your prices. Auctions are probably good for rare and one off bottles. Retailers usually have better deals.
by C. Keller
February 22nd, 2021, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)
Replies: 151
Views: 15600

Re: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)

I enjoyed a 2016 Montevertine last weekend. While not Barolo it could pass for one. Exceptional nose of cherry and florals. Tannin's were on the softer side with a nice bit of acidity. Loved it.
by C. Keller
February 20th, 2021, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 30
Views: 2422

Re: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

That is a very good price Chris. Not that far off what wholesale is here, and we get a measly single bottle allocated. You guys tend to "whine like a Chevy diff" about pricing without realising how lucky you are! Us, complain? No, never. I thought that was a really good price as well. Now...
by C. Keller
February 19th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 30
Views: 2422

Re: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

WHWC offered 750ml 2018 Saint Aubin Haute Densite for $235 a bottle yesterday
by C. Keller
February 12th, 2021, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where and who to start with for GC white burgs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1617

Re: Where and who to start with for GC white burgs?

I always think about going the Grand Cru route because I think it has to be better. Then I find 1er or less that are just as good per WK and I just stay the path. Just can't seem to pull the trigger over $100 for white.
by C. Keller
February 12th, 2021, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 19
Views: 1025

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

My experience with this was completely opposite. I paid $60 a few years back and was not happy with this. I think because of the producer I guess I just had higher hopes or maybe his style is just not for me. There was a prior thread on this exact wine and a contingent that agreed with me. This is t...
by C. Keller
February 11th, 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 Barolo
Replies: 31
Views: 3176

Re: A.G. On 2017 Barolo

I did get a good chuckle on a price listed for one of the wines. 2017 Burlotto Monvigliero was listed at $80. FFIW I don't ever use the prices he lists as a benchmark. But that stood out.

Also, glad to hear the vintage is good.
by C. Keller
February 10th, 2021, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)
Replies: 151
Views: 15600

Re: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)

I had a 2016 Bruno Grimaldi Camilla over the weekend.

Very acidic and tannic. I did get some cranberry notes with herbs and cloves. Just needs time like the others.
by C. Keller
February 5th, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommended Wine Books
Replies: 31
Views: 1545

Re: Recommended Wine Books

The Noble Rot book is available in the US thru the Apple Store, albeit only digital iBook format. I enjoyed it.

Sommelier Atlas of Taste is amazing

I want to read Barolo and Barbaresco.
by C. Keller
February 5th, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 30
Views: 2422

Re: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

I am planning on opening a 2017 of this tomorrow night. Has anyone had it recently and how should I serve it? Decant, PnP, Slow ox? Chris, I haven't touched my '17s yet, but given that it is such an excellent vintage I would expect it to be young, but very good with a good acis back bone. I tend to...
by C. Keller
February 3rd, 2021, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 6 Absolute Crackers!
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: 6 Absolute Crackers!

What Robert said. I always enjoy your notes.
by C. Keller
February 3rd, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 30
Views: 2422

Re: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

I am planning on opening a 2017 of this tomorrow night. Has anyone had it recently and how should I serve it? Decant, PnP, Slow ox? Chris, I haven't touched my '17s yet, but given that it is such an excellent vintage I would expect it to be young, but very good with a good acis back bone. I tend to...
by C. Keller
February 3rd, 2021, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 30
Views: 2422

Re: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

I am planning on opening a 2017 of this tomorrow night. Has anyone had it recently and how should I serve it? Decant, PnP, Slow ox?
by C. Keller
January 23rd, 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.
Replies: 52
Views: 2564

Re: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.

I would say that the insider choice here, which hasn't even been mentioned, would be Jean-Claude Bachelet et Fils. Great viticulture, serious winemaking with two winters on the lees. They made the best BBM that I tasted in the 2017 and 2018 vintages. Their Blanchot Dessus is fast becoming one of my...
by C. Keller
January 23rd, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.
Replies: 52
Views: 2564

Re: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.

I still remember the 88 carillon / ramonet BBM comparison you opened in SF 8 years ago (at least if I remember correct you opened both?). Stunning wines. Thx again! The Ramonet was Favre’s I think. thanks to both of you! Killer night. Not knowing you two but I wouldn't doubt when you reference Favr...
by C. Keller
January 22nd, 2021, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru

One of those wines I've never had but every post praises it. Also, seems very limited
by C. Keller
January 22nd, 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: TN: 2010 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières

I think part of the issue with the rise in price is the rumor that Boisson is best friends with Coche. Which then generates a perception that the wines could be similar. So its Coche but cheaper but not really.
by C. Keller
January 21st, 2021, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: TN: 2010 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières

Killing it these days, Jeremy.

This producer seems to be the darling of the Instagram crowd. I see a lot of it on there.
by C. Keller
January 19th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where do the grapes really come from?
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Where do the grapes really come from?

I find this rather intriguing and maybe some others will as well. As I read notes its interesting to learn about producers who buy the grapes from vineyards to make and then bottle or they bottle but also sell the grapes. The Girardin Montrachet is grapes bought from a "well known source" ...
by C. Keller
January 17th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A memorable gathering
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Re: TN: A memorable gathering

Amen!
by C. Keller
January 17th, 2021, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Burlotto Cannubi pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: 2016 Burlotto Cannubi pricing

Sad thing is that someone will probably pay it
by C. Keller
January 17th, 2021, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 4198

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

Got married in 2016 and first baby in 2018. I try to pick a few here and there but I have no intentions in accumulating massive throngs of wines for these years. The thought is that I would just use these bottles for milestone years. 21st, 10,15, 20, etc. wedding anniversary Plus you can find mostly...
by C. Keller
January 13th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: News from Williams Selyem
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

Re: News from Williams Selyem

Is this saying or suggesting that the Faiveleys may eventually have a majority or complete ownership of WS although they currently only have a minority share? , with the eventual possibility of having a smooth ownership transfer to Domaine Faiveley in the future. Sounds as though its possible based...
by C. Keller
January 3rd, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Ramonet Batard Montrachet
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: TN: 2004 Ramonet Batard Montrachet

Kent Comley wrote: January 3rd, 2021, 4:41 pm Thanks Alan. Salivating at 11 in the morning here!!!
LOL! Same. Although, not at 11am.
by C. Keller
December 29th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2287

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

Any idea when this hits the US market?
by C. Keller
December 29th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM
Replies: 48
Views: 4496

Re: PYCM

I had my first Caroline Morey wine last weekend - 2018 Chassagne Chambrees (not sure I spelled that correctly; it's a blend). Now I love her too! She seems to fly under the radar of her husband yet just about every note sings her praises. I've been trying to sit down and do some research on her and...
by C. Keller
December 25th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker wine scores
Replies: 75
Views: 4263

Re: Cellar Tracker wine scores

I'm in the ball park that you need to align your palate with the reviewer

I also take into account the number of reviews the person has
by C. Keller
December 25th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean

The Truffiere got raves reviews from WK/WA. And it is as well on CellarTracker

Sokolin had it on pre-arrival for $95 just recently and I should have grabbed some
by C. Keller
December 19th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Leroy, Ramonet, Krug, Boisson-Vadot
Replies: 26
Views: 1561

Re: TN: Leroy, Ramonet, Krug, Boisson-Vadot

Ya, that's the way to put away 2020. Holy hell that's a line-up
by C. Keller
December 18th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Marc Colin Saint Aubin en Montceau
Replies: 2
Views: 252

2018 Marc Colin Saint Aubin en Montceau

Picked this up from a few months back as it was mentioned in an old thread about white burgundy values This is impressive on the nose with notes of apple, citrus zest and pastry cream. The palate has more apple and a ton of minerality leading to a long finish. In fact, its so long I still have the t...
by C. Keller
December 17th, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this
Replies: 34
Views: 3362

Re: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this

JDavisRoby wrote: December 17th, 2020, 5:18 am
C. Keller wrote: December 16th, 2020, 8:12 am Saw this on IG this morning and it was a great laugh.

Spot on for me with the Barolo, WB and N Rhone Syrah.
Link to IG?
Do you follow Clay? That's where I saw it on my phone
by C. Keller
December 16th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year
Replies: 44
Views: 3751

Re: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year

None of the 2018 Domaine De La Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Hauts-Lieux is available on Wine-Searcher. Either its not available yet or some retailer just blew thru 40 cases of it as soon as this list came out.
by C. Keller
December 16th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this
Replies: 34
Views: 3362

Re: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this

Saw this on IG this morning and it was a great laugh.

Spot on for me with the Barolo, WB and N Rhone Syrah.
by C. Keller
December 14th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: TN: 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils

Agreed on the 16 BB. One I would never purchase again.
by C. Keller
December 13th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you rather...
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: Would you rather...

Greg K wrote: December 13th, 2020, 5:32 pm Is there a third option?
the third option is neither as mentioned above. it'd have to be the fourth if you have another idea
by C. Keller
December 13th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you rather...
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: Would you rather...

Is 2017 Lafon Charmes that good to take 1 bottle of that over 3 Valmur? If one likes MN and Valmur, then? I would get it if the Lafon is either blow away good or expected to become so. But my last experiences with Lafon Charmes in 2015 and 2016 would not give me confidence. Not bad, just nothing th...
by C. Keller
December 13th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you rather...
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: Would you rather...

have 3 bottles of 2017 Moreau-Naudet Valmur or 1 bottle of 2017 Lafon Meursault Charmes To enjoy now. I’ll take the other side. Unless the 2017 Lafon is much better in my view than the 2016, which it could be, I’d take the Chablis. But I haven’t tried it. I thought 2016 as well since it was basical...
by C. Keller
December 12th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you rather...
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Would you rather...

have 3 bottles of 2017 Moreau-Naudet Valmur or 1 bottle of 2017 Lafon Meursault Charmes

To enjoy now.
by C. Keller
December 12th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)
Replies: 151
Views: 15600

Re: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Albe)

Having a 2016 Nervi Gattinara tonight. Can't get over how light the color is in the glass. I can still make out the markings on the counter top looking down thru the glass. This definitely on the lighter side from a flavor and palate perspective as well. The nose is not revealing much. Maybe some be...
by C. Keller
December 12th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Shared Notes Sauvignon Blanc Les Lecons des Maitres
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: TN: 2013 Shared Notes Sauvignon Blanc Les Lecons des Maitres

Agreed on this. While I don't dabble in Cali whites this wine was impressive last year when I had it. My brother buys it by the case.
by C. Keller
December 12th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Magazines
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Wine Magazines

How is the Noble Rot book? Anyone read it? Realizing there's a slim chance given its not available in the states yet
by C. Keller
December 11th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 39
Views: 3769

Re: TN: 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

PnP right off the truck today unique nose of some leather, oak, maybe some forest floor, berries, olive and baking spice Palate is intense and powerful but definitely not alcohol and it has very good acidity Pretty tasty stuff I enjoyed this bottle over 5-6 hour period yesterday. I will say that a ...
by C. Keller
December 10th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Matrot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Matrot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

Well I was going to hunt a bottle of this down. But I don't want to buy 2 just to hope 1 is good.
by C. Keller
December 10th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 39
Views: 3769

Re: TN: 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

PnP right off the truck today

unique nose of some leather, oak, maybe some forest floor, berries, olive and baking spice

Palate is intense and powerful but definitely not alcohol and it has very good acidity

Pretty tasty stuff
by C. Keller
December 9th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 G.D. Vajra Barolo Ravera (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: TN: 2015 G.D. Vajra Barolo Ravera (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

I think trying many 16's over the last 2 months has conditioned me for the tannins. Did you decant yours ? I would have like to have given mine more time. Curious if you noticed tannins throughout or with more air ? I had this exact bottle on Saturday night. Id agree with you for the most part. Thi...
by C. Keller
December 8th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 39
Views: 3769

Re: TN: 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

I've got the 2016 on the way. I hope they get here before the weekend. Someone else just wrote a review on this which got my wallet open.
by C. Keller
December 7th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 G.D. Vajra Barolo Ravera (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: TN: 2015 G.D. Vajra Barolo Ravera (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

I had this exact bottle on Saturday night. Id agree with you for the most part. This will do really well with time. I picked up a bit more tannin presence that hopefully will subside with time
by C. Keller
December 6th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10273

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

HAHAHAHAHA LOL. I needed this laugh!
by C. Keller
December 6th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10273

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Max S. wrote: December 6th, 2020, 8:00 am
C. Keller wrote: December 6th, 2020, 7:40 am Completely forgot about this!

How was it?

Slim chance this was recorded I'd assume
It happens 3 days from now
Yes, it does. I am completely out in left field. Jesus
by C. Keller
December 6th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10273

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Completely forgot about this!

How was it?

Slim chance this was recorded I'd assume

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