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by Hank Victor
July 1st, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bunch of Pax wines.
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: TN: Bunch of Pax wines.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 6:09 am
Now it's all lean, semi-carbonic, acid driven all the time, and while I like a little of that, he has gone too far for me, and I quit buying.
I feel the same way sometimes drinking his wine but still buy a few offerings yearly. When its on its on.... but when it misses.... yikes.
by Hank Victor
June 30th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: TN: 2018 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling

TN: 2018 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling: This was recommended to me quite some time ago in the Riesling thread by someone, I forget who. And I've also heard it mentioned as one of Australia's best producers elsewhere. Light in color, straw-like. On the nose, green apple, lime, pear and a very interes...
by Hank Victor
June 27th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 40
Views: 1040

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

Pere Mata cava. Ridiculous value. Am I wrong, or is there not a lot of Prosecco suggested in this thread? Just sayin’.... [stirthepothal.gif] I've noticed not many are suggested. I do believe some excellent Prosecco is being produced but the cost is prohibitive. For example if I want to buy a bottl...
by Hank Victor
June 27th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 40
Views: 1040

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

Lucien Albrecht Cremant de Loire Rose
Gramona Gran Reserva Cava
Kuentz-Bas Cremant de Loire
Scrhamsberg BdB
Piper Sonoma BdB
House Wine Canned Sparkling Rose
Lambert de Seysel Petite Royal from Savoie

Some fun, inexpensive, and tasty bubbles I've been drinking recently.
by Hank Victor
June 22nd, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 464
Views: 28883

Re: de Negoce offer

#1 has been great. Sadly missed #11 today but was able to get #13. Excited for these wines.
by Hank Victor
June 22nd, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5318

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

For those in the industry, is the accreditation generally required for better jobs and does it generally result higher compensation? A Yes, The GuildSomm releases survey results every year. If I remember correctly the AVG salary for a MS is >$120,000 while AVG Salary for Advanced is =$80,000ish.
by Hank Victor
June 3rd, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Balgera Rosso di Valtellina, Lombardy
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: 2004 Balgera Rosso di Valtellina, Lombardy

Had an 05 Sasella earlier this year and it was rocking. These wines are a crazy value.
by Hank Victor
April 30th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Launching new company: de Negoce
Replies: 122
Views: 11223

Re: Launching new company: de Negoce

2 cases in to split with some buddies. Excited for this program.
by Hank Victor
April 29th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to look to next, cellar development
Replies: 56
Views: 2465

Re: Where to look to next, cellar development

Develop your cellar slowly. It's not a race. Explore and taste as much as you can comfortably enjoy. Learn to spit (if you don't). Attend wine dinners, tasting events and visit wineries. If you're interested in France...break it in to regions. Champagne, Loire, Alsace, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Norther...
by Hank Victor
April 27th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 54
Views: 2025

Re: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

Jeff Leve wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 7:30 am
Cigars
Don't think the temps are too low?
by Hank Victor
April 27th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite sub-$20 wines that are widely distributed?
Replies: 31
Views: 1672

Re: Favorite sub-$20 wines that are widely distributed?

JosephDrouhin Macon-Villages 2018
by Hank Victor
April 26th, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Jadot Clos St. Jacques
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: TN: 2002 Jadot Clos St. Jacques

john stimson wrote:
April 25th, 2020, 10:56 pm
That's a fact, Jacques.

(sorry Hank--if you take part in threads with these guys you have to put up with some pretty awful puns.) Yes, I think CSJ is the best 1er in Gevrey, and often better than several of the grand crus.
Thanks for the reply John.
by Hank Victor
April 25th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Jadot Clos St. Jacques
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: TN: 2002 Jadot Clos St. Jacques

jh opened the 09 recently and posted favorably. I went looking for 05 and found 02. This is an excellent wine—no Jacques here. Meaty, dark fruited, a little gamy, well-balanced with bright acids, nice texture, just finishes a bit short. It’s a solid wine. What does “- no Jacques here” mean in your ...
by Hank Victor
April 25th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this "advanced"/early stages of premox? (Patrick Piuze)
Replies: 21
Views: 734

Re: Is this "advanced"/early stages of premox? (Patrick Piuze)

Yeah the wine is showing massive signs of advancement especially at that age.
by Hank Victor
April 23rd, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First time wine fridge buyer
Replies: 29
Views: 1931

Re: First time wine fridge buyer

Costco's Artvino II or Wine Enthusiasts 300 bottle fridge are about $2000 each
by Hank Victor
April 20th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ridge Demostene Zinfandel - An incredible AFWE wine from Ridge!
Replies: 42
Views: 3316

Re: TN: 2016 Ridge Demostene Zinfandel - An incredible AFWE wine from Ridge!

I've always wondered what the 12/13% Ridge wines from the 70's were like when young. With the 2016 Ridge Demostene, I finally got my wish! 13.0% and 50/50 Zin/Carignane - intensely scented nose with cherry, cranberry and violets. The palate is lively and fresh with plum, cherry, cranberry, strawber...
by Hank Victor
April 20th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jacksonville FL Wine Shop Recs
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Jacksonville FL Wine Shop Recs

Anyone have wine shop recommendations. Looking for an interesting shop with a boutique selection trying to avoid the big box stores.
by Hank Victor
April 10th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Moric
Replies: 0
Views: 122

WTB - Moric

Looking for Moric Blaufrankisch, please send private message.

Tks
by Hank Victor
April 9th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal
Replies: 34
Views: 3563

Re: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal

ncostanzo1 wrote:
April 8th, 2020, 10:34 pm
Link to this deal? Thanks!
Should be accessible from the winery shop page. No code or link needed.
by Hank Victor
April 7th, 2020, 12:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Ravenswood Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: TN: 1993 Ravenswood Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

Thanks for the note. I enjoyed my lone bottle of 93 Cooke Vineyard from the sale. Amazing to see these wines still alive and shining.
by Hank Victor
April 6th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Vincent - New Deals for MAY!
Replies: 52
Views: 5124

Re: Vincent Spring Pre-release Redux

Chardonnay was killer.
by Hank Victor
April 4th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13641
Views: 665469

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A case of Drouhin Macon-Villages 2018 for about $11.25 a bottle.

Tasted the 2017 a few months ago and thought it was a great QPR.
by Hank Victor
April 2nd, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 62
Views: 6605

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

I watched it because I will watch any and all wine movies. But I was totally unsympathetic with the main character. His father seemed to be offering him a chance to run an unlimited wine program at a well-known barbecue hotspot; in what world is that not a better wine/business/career opportunity th...
by Hank Victor
April 2nd, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal
Replies: 34
Views: 3563

Re: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal

2010 Walla Walla Cab was my mystery wine

Rest was
2019 Olsen Rose
2015 Columbia Valley Syrah
2014 Tempranillo
2014 Lower East Cab
2016 Lower East Syrah
by Hank Victor
March 28th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 62
Views: 6605

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

Enjoyed it. Obviously dramatized but definitely worth the watch.
by Hank Victor
March 24th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal
Replies: 34
Views: 3563

Re: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal

Great deal.
by Hank Victor
March 20th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friuli. Which wines interest you?
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Friuli. Which wines interest you?

Collio Ribolla Gialla
by Hank Victor
March 18th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1057
Views: 85765

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Anyone got any of those $100 off $300 coupons.... https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/87489248_123316085900296_8727068930463871988_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com&_nc_cat=104&_nc_ohc=QXhadK3KvgQAX-lnvIe&oh=460207d2eae3bdfac611a7489f13f550&oe=5E982...
by Hank Victor
March 14th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 69
Views: 4600

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

So, how is the Pax one? Pretty neat wine. 12.5 abv but a pretty intense tannin structure. A lot of spicy , floral and savory notes not much fruit. Served chilled and with food. I bought a 6 pack for a buddy and took one bottle but I don’t see myself seeking this out again. Still a very interesting ...
by Hank Victor
March 13th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 69
Views: 4600

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

Pax just released a new Mission wine today in his Spring Release. (Adam mentioned him buying 20 tons in post #26) 2019 Pax Mission, Somer’s Vineyard Savory and spicy on the nose this light red adds copious floral and fruity notes on the palate that mix with hints of pepper and umami to make for a d...
by Hank Victor
March 13th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7874

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

A wise man once said retail is dead or something like that...

There’s been a massive slowdown for me the last week and a half after an outstanding February.
by Hank Victor
March 12th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 69
Views: 4600

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

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Pax 2019 Mission
by Hank Victor
March 12th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 91
Views: 5528

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

They implemented a quota system a year or two ago, something like you need to buy x amount of Tondonia Reserva to get 1 bottle of Gran Reserva, or Rose, or even white. Maria Jose told me a while back it was something like (don't recall exact numbers) 48 botttles of Tondonia reserva got you 12 bottl...
by Hank Victor
March 12th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13641
Views: 665469

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Heitz Trailside 1993 x 2 $65 @ Cellaraiders
by Hank Victor
March 11th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8782
Views: 1293441

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Does anybody know what happened to the mother of Rudy who lived in the house with him? Did she has a clue what Rudy produce in his "factory" and where all the money was coming from? I mean if my son buys a Lamborghini I am a bit curious, no? Furthermore: Laurent Ponsot claimed he is absolutely sure...
by Hank Victor
March 10th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Shipping Questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1723

Re: Shipping Questions

Kind of along the same lines, what is the typical position here if the bottles break in transit? Still "Buyer's responsiblity"? Buyer takes all responsibility once the wine is shipped. The bottles are his/her property once shipped. If there is negligence with the packing you can make a point and br...
by Hank Victor
March 10th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4461

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

I could be mis-remembering (I have a head injury from my time in the Army so my memory is not always the most reliable). I think I recall someone once saying that a 92 from say...Monthelie is not the same as a 92 from Clos St. Denis. While they both may be a 92 in the actual score, the 92 is a high...
by Hank Victor
March 10th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3116

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

Can't wait for these to be shipped.
by Hank Victor
March 6th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 69
Views: 4600

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

Thanks for the history lesson Ken!

I am very excited to try it! I'll pop open a bottle next weekend and share my impression.
by Hank Victor
March 6th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 69
Views: 4600

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

Pax just released a new Mission wine today in his Spring Release. (Adam mentioned him buying 20 tons in post #26) 2019 Pax Mission, Somer’s Vineyard Savory and spicy on the nose this light red adds copious floral and fruity notes on the palate that mix with hints of pepper and umami to make for a de...
by Hank Victor
March 6th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?
Replies: 57
Views: 3473

Re: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?

Private tasting at Spring Mountain Vineyards. Great experience and awesome opportunity to taste back vintage wines from the 80's. 90's and early 2000's.
by Hank Victor
March 5th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tete de cuvee roses
Replies: 28
Views: 1212

Re: Tete de cuvee roses

One of the worst offenders is Piper Heidsieck's Rare Rosé.

You can find the regular Rare 2002 or 2006 for about $150-160ish and the Rare Rosé 2007 for $450+.
by Hank Victor
March 4th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 106
Views: 10136

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

In my opinion, Aubert, Bedrock, Carlisle, Carter, Maybach, Myriad and Pax are "worth it" to me as they are the US lists I buy most regularly from and cannot otherwise find in my market. It's worth noting that fantastic producers such as Ceritas, Saxum, Cayuse, even Kutch can often be found below re...
by Hank Victor
March 4th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5436

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

I'm not sure I fully understand the goal. Do you really want people's impression of the best $20 bottle? Do you want the $20 bottle people find most likely to be confused for an $80 or $200 bottle? Are you also asking for advice on which $80 bottle could be confused for the $20 bottle? Also, who is...
by Hank Victor
February 27th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help identify a vintage wine case mark
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Help identify a vintage wine case mark

Thanks for the information guys. I would have loved someone to have said....recognise the mark,know the area well. But it looks as if my assumption was incorrect. Great to have the insider knowledge regarding the use of branding. However this now allows me to broaden my search for other original us...
by Hank Victor
February 27th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cru Bourgeois classification
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: New Cru Bourgeois classification

I think the relevance, or lack of it, is linked to the amount of missing names! Some are clearly higher than CB quality anyway, but the absence of other more humble names is harder to understand. Moreover, unless I missed it, there is no explanation as to how the classification was done, nor on wha...
by Hank Victor
February 26th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13641
Views: 665469

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Domaine de la Chevalerie Diptyque 2017
by Hank Victor
February 26th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Suckling: Great Wines of Italy
Replies: 39
Views: 4213

Re: James Suckling: Great Wines of Italy

The Great Wines of the World event he hosted in Miami last month was ridiculous. I've been lucky enough to attend a bunch of his events for free the last two years and they're always a good time.
by Hank Victor
February 25th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check - Mt Carmel Wines, CT
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Retailer Check - Mt Carmel Wines, CT

Anyone buy from here recently?

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