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by Sh@n A
July 8th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1947 Chateau Caillou Barsac. An experience!
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: 1947 Chateau Caillou Barsac. An experience!

I have had black tea creme brulee and it is amazing. Such a great descriptor for the wine! Wish I could taste it!
by Sh@n A
July 5th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgundy
Replies: 22
Views: 1372

Re: 2014 Red Burgundy

I enjoyed a '14 Chevillon LSG in Spring last year, and it was not shut down at all. A few subsequent reviewers, who tasted it late last year/early this year, noted it was shut down.
by Sh@n A
July 4th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for 2016 Vietti Rocche
Replies: 1
Views: 123

WTT: 2016 Vietti Ravera for 2016 Vietti Rocche

Short Rocche, long Ravera. Trying to balance it out.

Can do swap in NYC or can ship from Northeast in Fall.

Thanks
by Sh@n A
June 28th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA
Replies: 18
Views: 1003

Re: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA

Domaine wine storage uses Hillebrand from France. I forget pricing it is fixed on a per case basis and I think works out to $10/bottle or so.
by Sh@n A
June 24th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 51445

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Chris Crutchfield wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 10:23 am
It's fairly similar but there is definitely some movement. I think it helps with some scores that are clearly outliers from the others, but you're right that it may not be necessary.
Chris, is it possible to see a blow up of the < $100 category? Thanks
by Sh@n A
June 21st, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2128

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Birth year Father's Day wines for three dads... and no corked wines!

1947 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva
1947 Quinta do Noval Porto Vintage
1981 Tenute Sella Lessona
by Sh@n A
June 18th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 51445

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Just playing with Livex data. Emphasis on 'just playing '. For each wine, I listed the JA, AG, NM, JL, LPB and JMQ score in separate columns. I then percentile ranked that wine's score by a reviewer, against all other wines scored by the reviewer (i.e. how much did the reviewer like that particular ...
by Sh@n A
June 18th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 51445

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

So Vinous has both sets out... where did AG and NM align or disagree?
by Sh@n A
June 18th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Covid Era: Overnight shipping
Replies: 14
Views: 740

Re: Covid Era: Overnight shipping

Have had multiple delays for domestic overnight wine shipping for Zoom tastings. Too few datapoints thus far, but seems to be (i) avoid holidays and (ii) certain addresses have more problems than others.
by Sh@n A
June 16th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

Re: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived

Is there a list of alcohols somewhere? Is it interesting that Vinous is calling LMHB one of the wines of the vintage at a higher alcohol % of 14.5%?

Carmes added to the list. Will look at LLC.
by Sh@n A
June 16th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

Re: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived

Thank you for the recommendations. So far am in for 750 and mags of Montrose, GPL (although Neil Martin's note suggests some more early approachability). Will pick up PLL. Will pick up Lynch Bage as well. Will look into Ducru. Any thoughts on Pomerol for 2019.. did VCC manage to keep alcs low? Thank...
by Sh@n A
June 15th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and logistics
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: Wine and logistics

2018 Luneau-Papin, Muscadet Clos de Allees - the green label is gone and the bottle must be half again as heavy but the wine is still a singular version of Melon and takes me back to picnics in the mountains. Submerge it in a fast flowing stream for 30 minutes and your drinking the essence of cool....
by Sh@n A
June 13th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

Re: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived

A fascinating question. The wines made today are made to be drunk sooner, but will that that affect their longevity? I thought of phrasing my question: which 2019 wines are made the most traditionally with alcohols that mirror older vintages. But that would be presupposing these wines would be the ...
by Sh@n A
June 13th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived

I would like to get some 750 and 1.5L of 2019 Bordeaux as birth year wine, with the intent for it to be drunk 35+ years from now. As I have not gotten around to drinking as much Bordeaux, I am not sure house styles and how they have evolved in modern vintages (higher alcs, spoofing, etc). E.G., I di...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666550

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

New burg producers to check out...
Bertagna Perrieres 2015
Bertagna Beaumonts 2015
Bertagna Clos St Denis 2015
Bertagna Clos St Denis 2016
Nathalie Vigot Les Petits Monts 2015
Nathalie Vigot Les Petits Monts 2016
JM Millot Echezeaux 2016
by Sh@n A
June 5th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Vintage - How Is It Looking?
Replies: 36
Views: 3655

Re: 2016 Barolo Vintage - How Is It Looking?

Rob, I love your notes, keep them coming!
by Sh@n A
June 4th, 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freezing wine for storage
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: Freezing wine for storage

Thank you for the links. Missed them. I summarized below what I quickly saw as the experience of those who tried to run some sort of comparative test: No Impact Opened a 2013 Ollieux Romanis 'Atal Sia' Friday night - drank half and put the bottle in the freezer. Thawed the remainder this evening - ...
by Sh@n A
June 4th, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freezing wine for storage
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Freezing wine for storage

Has there been any extended testing or feedback on freezing wines? If this method worked, it would be great (for me). One can decant the full bottle for sediment and drink what you want. Put the remaining back in bottle, cork it, and freeze it. No Coravin or Repour cost, and I have not found Coravin...
by Sh@n A
June 4th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 51445

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

You can readily find 2000 Pontet in quantity for $100-125. For example, Benchmark has two cases at $120. I paid $99 last year for a few bottles in a NY retailer.
by Sh@n A
June 3rd, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8048

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

2016 Suduiraut, birth year wine for opening at my daughter's future wedding.

Related poll re how many bottles one buys on release:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=156450&hilit=poll+h ... rchase+buy
by Sh@n A
June 2nd, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 51445

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Thank you
by Sh@n A
June 2nd, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 51445

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Mark, is the view 2019 is similar to those vintages in quality/repute, vs. say a 2014?
by Sh@n A
May 30th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666550

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Vinopolis had decent pricing. Benchmark has the 10 for 250 w the bin sale and Amex offer.
Thanks for mentioning this. I just picked up a bottle using this coupon (Bruno Clair '10 CSJ)
by Sh@n A
May 30th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666550

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Subu Ramachandran wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 9:06 pm
2010 La Tache
2010 MG Clos Vougeot
2016 Millot GE
2010 Ponsot CldR VV
2014 Mugnier Amoureuses
2012 d'Angerville Taillepieds
waiting for invite to social distancing night at Subus! champagne.gif
by Sh@n A
May 26th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 560
Views: 37427

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

They also truly are post cards to my kids. A way for them to see that I chose an artistic/agricultural life and was pretty good at it. Given that they’ll think I am a doofus for another 20-25 years, these wines do need to age well. Beautifully written, and a lot to unpack there! I am curious, what ...
by Sh@n A
May 26th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

will probably crush a 16’ young to see how it is. Seems like it could be an early drinking Barolo as I noticed the 13’ had a bunch of glowing reviews on release. I tried both the '16s last week. I saw bigger difference between the Chiniera/Casa Mate for the '16s than I saw in the '13s. Both '16s we...
by Sh@n A
May 26th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

will probably crush a 16’ young to see how it is. Seems like it could be an early drinking Barolo as I noticed the 13’ had a bunch of glowing reviews on release. I tried both the '16s last week. I saw bigger difference between the Chiniera/Casa Mate for the '16s than I saw in the '13s. Both '16s we...
by Sh@n A
May 25th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Would be curious to see if you enjoyed the '13 Casa Mate more than the Chiniera. I did not find the Chiniera to be cloying at all, and found the Casa Mate to lean too savory with not enough fruit poking out (at this young age)... maybe the Casa Mate has that deep fruit profile that may resonate more...
by Sh@n A
May 24th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 560
Views: 37427

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I had the 2018 Lewman Vineyard. Didn’t know there was a Heritage version of it. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=169593&p=2972359&hilit=lewman+heritage#p2972359 "the 2018 Lewman Pinot Noir might be my favorite wine we made in 2018. We also made a single block bottling from t...
by Sh@n A
May 24th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 560
Views: 37427

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Has anyone had either of the '18 Lewman Heritage or '18 Whistling Ridge Heritage? I just had one of each and they are both really good. I found the '18 to have sappy cool red fruits with higher acidity and the Lewman to be more more black cherry with medium acidity. The WR needed a few hours to come...
by Sh@n A
May 20th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 3L & Larger....
Replies: 33
Views: 1930

Re: Storing 3L & Larger....

Jonathan H wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 1:40 pm
I had a 12L bottle of 2001 Cos d'Estournel that was stored on its side that was leaking pretty badly. I was pretty concerned for a while. When we finally popped the bottle, the wine was absolutely flawless though.
what was the occasion for the 12L? [popcorn.gif]
by Sh@n A
May 20th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Replies: 102
Views: 9780

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

Anyone have the 2016 Vietti Castiglione to compare against the Produtorri? Similarish price point (Vietti seems to be coming mid-$40s). Or a general comment on how the Produtorri will stack up against normales from the '16 vintage? Bump on this question. I've stocked up on the '16 Produttori, but w...
by Sh@n A
May 19th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 57
Views: 4245

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

heya folks...whats the drinking window for a bourgogne rouge from a respected producer? 2012 and 2014...are these past their prime at this point? have a good price on these two vintages and just was hoping for some guidance as to whether its worth it...i think the '14 is still fine but '12? https:/...
by Sh@n A
May 19th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont
Replies: 29
Views: 2097

Re: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont

Anyone try her 2016 SVDs? At the time of trying the '13 I had planned to buy the '16. But the prices have gone up a bit vs what I paid for the '13. I paid $60 for the '13. Kermit Lynch trying to move the Serradenari over $100, and now I see the bottles languishing for $85. Figure my access to '16 wi...
by Sh@n A
May 17th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large Burg Houses
Replies: 24
Views: 1343

Re: Large Burg Houses

Greg K wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 11:00 am
it was a hugely extracted wine and the oak was absolutely overpowering.
Not my experience with the '16 Cazetiers. None of the 6 notes (huge sample set!) mention oak or extraction.
by Sh@n A
May 17th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large Burg Houses
Replies: 24
Views: 1343

Re: Large Burg Houses

Someone else might be able to give better dates than I can regarding changes in style. https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/erwan-faiveley-wines-made-before-2006-dont-represent-faiveley-today/ ​”The vintages tasted today are 2006 and before that but they don’t represent what Domaine Faiveley i...
by Sh@n A
May 16th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products

Siun o'Connell wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Long Table makes amazingly tasty pancake mix ( and yummy syrups too!) http://longtablepancakes.com/
Thanks for the recommendation. I tried them this morning, but did not become a fan. Found them to be a bit dry and flat. The blueberry pancakes worked better, adding that pop of juice.
by Sh@n A
May 15th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs (via Zoom tasting): Rhys, Kutch, Thomas and a couple Brunellos
Replies: 23
Views: 810

Re: TNs (via Zoom tasting): Rhys, Kutch, Thomas and a couple Brunellos

Wow, thanks for the wealth of information. I corked the '12 and put it in the fridge to get more air. Interested in trying more of the Thomas; interesting notes on CT suggesting a style shift in Thomas in more recent vintages (with one comment suggesting some vineyard/vine changes).
by Sh@n A
May 15th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs (via Zoom tasting): Rhys, Kutch, Thomas and a couple Brunellos
Replies: 23
Views: 810

Re: TNs (via Zoom tasting): Rhys, Kutch, Thomas and a couple Brunellos

[*] 2010 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills Blind: guess Pinot but thought it was Burgundy mainly because it was so light. Could have passed for a 2011 California. Sipping my first Thomas now, a 2012. I find it a bit candied. Is that the vintage or the win...
by Sh@n A
May 15th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Northern Rhone?
Replies: 26
Views: 2263

Re: 2019 Northern Rhone?

Vinous posted a piece on 2019 Rhones
https://vinous.com/articles/northern-rh ... s-may-2020 [no idea if you have to be a subscriber].
Likes the vintage, said some reputable producers forecast its reputation would be akin to 2015 more so than 2017/18
by Sh@n A
May 15th, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6881

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

Does anyone have a sense of alc % for 2016 vs Prior vintages? A friend mentioned the couple of 2016 he had were higher than 2015. There is a thread on Vinous that was just started today that is addressing this exact question. It does sound like there are a few examples of higher ABV in 16 vs 15, su...
by Sh@n A
May 14th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6881

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

Does anyone have a sense of alc % for 2016 vs Prior vintages? A friend mentioned the couple of 2016 he had were higher than 2015.
by Sh@n A
May 11th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greer Cab 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1504

Re: Greer Cab 2018

How long do you think a Magnum can age for into peak drinking? I get the sense that most drink their 750s under 10 years, and ergo a magnum would be best consumed under 15 years? Definitely will age slower. I think at least 50% longer in Mag and 100-200% longer in 3L and above. Are most drinking th...
by Sh@n A
May 11th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greer Cab 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1504

Re: Greer Cab 2018

How long do you think a Magnum can age for into peak drinking? I get the sense that most drink their 750s under 10 years, and ergo a magnum would be best consumed under 15 years?
by Sh@n A
May 8th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: 2016 Vietti Brunate for Rocche
Replies: 1
Views: 394

WTT: 2016 Vietti Brunate for Rocche

Received an unbalanced allocation. Looking to trade 2016 Brunate for 2016 Rocche. If I can't do a trade for Rocche, I would sell, but my primary interest is to see if I can get a trade done. The Brunate is still with the retailer, i.e., perfect storage. Offer 1) Trade 3 bottles of Brunate for Rocche...
by Sh@n A
May 7th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products

Great idea on the puff pastry, I am going to look into that!
My waffles are american eggo competitors... cannot compete with what you may have used to in France!
by Sh@n A
May 6th, 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Your Favorite Gluten Free Products

A thread for the rest of us.... inspired by pizza thread and my recent discovery of EtaliaFoods below... Pizza : https://www.etaliafoods.com/ Crust is a bit hearty/nutty with more robust flour used. But it is the closest to a pizza experience I have found so far. I brought some blanks to Difara in N...

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