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by Sh@n A
January 28th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Domaine de Chevalier vertical with Olivier Bernard
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: TN: Domaine de Chevalier vertical with Olivier Bernard

I try to remember that what is appealing in one mouthful may become fatiguing when one has to drink an entire bottle. Extrapolating further... for how some start off with extracted french toasted oak Napa... then drink a lot and realize they prefer something more lifted. This was my own personal ex...
by Sh@n A
January 28th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 53
Views: 1288

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

Vad? du pratar inte svenska? Synd. Jag tycker dock om dina anteckningar på engelska! tack!
by Sh@n A
January 26th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 80
Views: 2070

Re: Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

Nola, Happened to make a snack of cheese/crackers and reached into pantry and randomly pulled out a white tuna from your sale last year. Was head turning delicious... did not expect that melt-in-mouth aspect to a cooked/canned tuna. Double checked and it was the Ventresca. I am not an expert on pric...
by Sh@n A
January 26th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 108
Views: 3867

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***

c fu wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 10:50 am
Sh@n A wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 10:43 am
What happens with shipping if we add on another 1-2 bottles from Golden?
Still free! Everything will be consolidated
Thanks. Took the opportunity to add two more unrelated bottles of interest. Order in!
by Sh@n A
January 26th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 108
Views: 3867

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***

c fu wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 10:36 am
MikeVenezia wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 10:25 am
The 2015 is phenomenal. Now I'm tempted to grab the 2016....
I feel the 2016 have more minerality and texture compared to the opulence of fruit in the 2016. But both awesome Vintages
Can you please clarify? Both are 2016s
by Sh@n A
January 24th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12605
Views: 607783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Blanco
by Sh@n A
January 24th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12605
Views: 607783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Saw weak early bids and jumped in. Every lot I bid on went above high :(
by Sh@n A
January 24th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - wines to match 9 course tasting

Not for me unfortunately! We are currently not able to accommodate vegan, vegetarian, celiac diets as well as any allium allergies. Aversions to meat, shellfish, seafood, dairy, nut or gluten can be accommodated with a day of notice in advance. Please inquire if you have any allergies or dietary res...
by Sh@n A
January 24th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Aubert March 30 @6:30 PM in Midtown
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: NYC: Aubert March 30 @6:30 PM in Midtown

Curious about Kellari Corkage. I believe it is $35/bottle but never did a larger group or sought a group discount. Another midtown option to have in the stable!
by Sh@n A
January 23rd, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cote de Nuits 2018 en primeur report - Long/boring
Replies: 23
Views: 1155

Re: Cote de Nuits 2018 en primeur report - Long/boring

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 5:24 pm
The bertheau notes are interesting. There seems to be very mixed reviews, some extremely positive and some extremely negative.
Same for hudelot noellat. And I imagine others...
by Sh@n A
January 23rd, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Recommendation for Newbie
Replies: 25
Views: 1379

Re: Saxum Recommendation for Newbie

Grateful for this thread, thank you. Was about to pull trigger on a JBV and either a Heart Stone/Bone Rock, and got invited to an offline to taste a couple of Saxum. [thankyou.gif]
by Sh@n A
January 22nd, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 58
Views: 3765

Re: Eric Guido To Join Vinous

Looking forward to Eric's work! Follow him on CT already and have read many of his Morrell/Cellar Table blog articles.
by Sh@n A
January 22nd, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]

I am sure others will chime in with their notes/thoughts. Wines were double decanted 1.5 hours prior to consumption for sediment. After standing for nearly 2 months, all wines were poured clear except for small haze on the Dickerson which never 100% settled. Pristine corks. WOTY (Red): 1993 Monte Ro...
by Sh@n A
January 21st, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV

Can you please spell out the abbreviations/rules of the game?
by Sh@n A
January 21st, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]

Jason T dropped out, so then there were 5. But these 5 have all confirmed, so we are good.
by Sh@n A
January 21st, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 664
Views: 71549

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Indian Accent $50 Food/flavors are very good, but by end of night felt a bit too heavy. We were more excited to return at beginning of the meal than the end. If was less pricey, would be more apt to return. Probably will return for a special occasion with others once. Despite a wide winelist, food c...
by Sh@n A
January 21st, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Recommendation for Newbie
Replies: 25
Views: 1379

Re: Saxum Recommendation for Newbie

Is 2006 a representative year? Random '06 JBV notes from CT: "Delicious and extremely well done in the genre - though this isn't a wine for everyone" 16.6% alcohol "This is one ripe ****! Twisted and balanced, ready now...not on the downhill, but I can’t imagine it improving." Blockbuster rhone rang...
by Sh@n A
January 21st, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Recommendation for Newbie
Replies: 25
Views: 1379

Saxum Recommendation for Newbie

I would like to try a couple Saxum reds. I have access to a few 2011s at OK pricing, Bone Rock, Broken Stone, Heart Stone and perhaps others. Which of these 3 would you recommend giving a taste? I am thinking of 2 of them, not all 3. From reading CT notes, I would think these 2011s could go another...
by Sh@n A
January 19th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]

Seat 1: Sh@n A 1994 Monte Rosso Seat 2: Juliec 1993 Cooke Seat 3: Thomas Rippe 1994 Pickberry Seat 4: Jason T Seat 5: Jonathan Sirot 1993 Dickerson plus TBD Once & Future release (thanks!) Seat 6: Jeff davidson: 2011 old hill Current list attached, have not heard from Jason and Jonathan recently but...
by Sh@n A
January 18th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1616

Re: Large format

Magnums and 3L birth year wine for my offspring, many years from now (e.g., 3L for a future engagement)
Mags of middle-level wine for future parties/dinners with good friends
Mags of select high-end stuff because WB told me this was a good use of money
by Sh@n A
January 18th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12605
Views: 607783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

J.Vizuete wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 10:10 am
I told my 5 year old we’ll open them in 16 years together, but he candidly reminded me that they wouldn’t be ready yet..
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by Sh@n A
January 17th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]

Hi all, reconfirming!

Seat 1: Sh@n A
Seat 2: Jason T
Seat 3: Jonathan Sirot
Seat 4: Juliec
Seat 5: CliftonD
Seat 6: Thomas Rippe
Seat 7: Jeff Davidson
by Sh@n A
January 16th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3160

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

One UK EP thought to expect another 20-30% increase in Burgundy for 2019 vintage. If that is the case and pushes future barolo prices higher, 2016 barolo may be priced reasonably well despite recent increases...
by Sh@n A
January 16th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2129

Re: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020

I wish the family well. From everything I have heard, good people.
by Sh@n A
January 14th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8553

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Any particular regions that fares better than others in 2018? I am asking for reds, but am generally curious.
by Sh@n A
January 14th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8553

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

For those that find 2018 warm, does this refer to pronounced alcohol in the form of burning/disjointed or just bigger wines? And does this translate to the 1er as well? I had thought 1er and village may do better in a warm year like 18.

Thanks
by Sh@n A
January 13th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3160

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

One winemaker has positive things to say about 2019. Limited dataset, but it seems the string of solid vintages every 2-3 years is continuing. Makes 2016 less legendary relative to others I imagine.
by Sh@n A
January 13th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing and shipping from Hong Kong to US
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Storing and shipping from Hong Kong to US

Does anyone have recommendations for where to store in Hong Kong and importing services to the US (for consumers?). I have had good success with London and Paris to NYC (pre tariffs).

Thanks
by Sh@n A
January 13th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 55
Views: 1866

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

You should have a slice at each and compare! I am gluten free now so cannot anymore. Marinaras is lower priced, has seats and more toppings if I recall; was nervous they would put Sofia out of business.
by Sh@n A
January 12th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 55
Views: 1866

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

I have to disagree on Angelo’s. It is NYC-style, but I find it average at best. Sofia’s on 1st Ave, just north of 54 St, is good for the area but it’s not a sitdown place except for a few stools at the window. The Sofia’s Wine Bar on 50th west of 2nd Ave, is a casual sitdown spot with good individu...
by Sh@n A
January 11th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]

Seat 1: Sh@n A
Seat 2: Jason T
Seat 3: Jonathan Sirot
Seat 4: Juliec
Seat 5: CliftonD
Seat 6: Thomas Rippe
Seat 7: Jeff Davidson
Seat 8:

Cancelled:
Brent C l a y t o n
by Sh@n A
January 11th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: NYC: Ravenswood Library Offer 1/21

jeff davidson wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 6:45 am
Let me conduct a search of the cellar tonight.
Gonna slot you in Jeff, let me know if I am mistaken! Bring what you got
by Sh@n A
January 11th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: NYC: Ravenswood Library Offer 1/21

Going with Bobby Vans. RiverPark did send me an email which I can't find it, and I have the flu and traveling for work next couple days... won't have time to re-reach out and coordinate. Just a heads up RiverPark did have a pre-fix requirement that would cost all-in something like $120-130 or so, so...
by Sh@n A
January 9th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12605
Views: 607783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 G. Rinaldi Brunate (on sale at Zachys, ordered through Michael Mahle who is a WB now at Zachys)
by Sh@n A
January 8th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: NYC: Ravenswood Library Offer 1/21

May be able to switch back to River Park... inquiring now...
by Sh@n A
January 8th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: NYC: Ravenswood Library Offer 1/21

jeff davidson wrote:
January 7th, 2020, 9:01 pm
is there an 8th seat?
yes
by Sh@n A
January 7th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: NYC: Ravenswood Library Offer 1/21

Seat 1: Sh@n A 1994 Monte Rosso Seat 2: Juliec 1993 Cooke Seat 3: Thomas Rippe 1994 Pickberry Seat 4: Jason T Seat 5: Jonathan Sirot 1993 Dickerson plus TBD Once & Future release (thanks!) Seat 6: CliftonD 1991 Pickberry Seat 7: Brent Clayton Seat 8: Are we all still good to go? Jason/Brent, can you...
by Sh@n A
January 7th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Ravenswood 1/21 @ Bobby Vans [Updated]
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: NYC: Ravenswood Library Offer 1/21

Thomas Rippe wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 1:12 pm
Sounds great, what's the corkage?
Expect to give up some tastes to staff in exchange for drastically reduced corkage.
by Sh@n A
January 7th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3121

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

My young cellar is anchored by '15/'16 burg, '13 Barolo. Been trying to snag '05/'10 1er burgs at auction where I can find reasonable prices (difficult) and '04/'06/'08/'10 barolo at retail mostly (mainly UK). Would like to pick up some aged Syrah to try out, and that is probably something I will be...
by Sh@n A
December 31st, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 4921

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

Isn't the question of the thread... "your" Barolo of the year...? [scratch.gif] Not all of us have access to 20YR Conterno, Beppe, etc. And frankly, I really enjoy young nebbiolo. I can get the tar, roses, sappy fruit, grip - and it pairs fantastically with prosciutto (to me!). That would be my pair...
by Sh@n A
December 30th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 F. Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi Riserva
Replies: 22
Views: 3123

Re: 2013 F. Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi Riserva

I inquired and was told there are no plans for a Brunate Riserva at this time.
by Sh@n A
December 27th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 4921

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

2009 Giuseppe Rinaldi Brunate
2014 Giuseppe Rinaldi Brunate
2013 Roagna Pira VV
by Sh@n A
December 27th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3496

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

But the best way to find out is to taste side by side blind. If you know what you're drinking, you'll find the "better" wine most of the time. So get some friends and pour the wines blind. Don't talk about them until each of you has figured out what is what, otherwise you'll just end up convincing ...
by Sh@n A
December 27th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3496

Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

A simple question, how close can get gap get, between a more hallowed terroir vs. a lesser terroir, if a winemaker put equivalent resources into both? I am most familiar with Burgundy levels, so my question is framed for burgundy (GC vs. 1er vs. Village). I am more interested in one level apart (so ...
by Sh@n A
December 27th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 63
Views: 3429

Re: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?

Is anyone able to/willing to take a crack at describing the different producer styles of CsD in a few sentences?

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