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by Hank Victor
January 23rd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 69
Views: 5488

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

Eric S n y d e r wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 4:26 pm
For someone who has never tried Ceritas Pinot or Chard, what’s a representative bottling to try? Can I get away with a younger bottle, or should I try to find one with age?
Try with age.
by Hank Victor
January 23rd, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 212374

Re: Official Costco Thread

How was the Kirkland 1er Chablis? TN? I've had both the '16 and '17 over the last week, and both are very good. Not sure I have a preference of one over the other, but the '16 seemed a bit richer, while the '17 seemed more classic Chablis (steely, minerally, etc.), with the '16 showing more complex...
by Hank Victor
January 22nd, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 47
Views: 2349

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

I have a couple bottles of 2018 Pax Gamay Noir. Have not opened them. Anyone tried these? I haven't opened my lone bottle yet but the ct reviews are not promising. The older note is excellent, but describing a style he doesn't like. The green note is surely from the stems, which makes me curious. S...
by Hank Victor
January 22nd, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 212374

Re: Official Costco Thread

Kona store today had a new bin of Clerc Milon ($75)and Clos Marquis ($55), both 2016 Scooped both as well as a Kirkland’17 Chablis 1’er for tonight’s dinner The Clos Marquis is a definite buy, good now but potentially great after a long sleep. The Chablis is a QPR knockout, at $17 but only 2cs were...
by Hank Victor
January 22nd, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 51
Views: 2954

Re: Ian D’Agata Departs Vinous

Ian has reached a stage in his life where he doesn't want to deal with deadlines and tasting hundreds and hundreds of wines. I can't blame him. That day will come for all of us, sooner or later. Of course, we are sad to see Ian leave, but this is a tremendous opportunity for Eric to take a leadersh...
by Hank Victor
January 22nd, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 47
Views: 2349

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

The majority is priced $18 - $30 and frequently offers more complexity IMHO than US versions. Which is in no way saying that the US producers aren't good. It's increasingly tricky to distinguish old/new world in a blind tasting....let alone confidently ID the variety. That's fair. But people are wo...
by Hank Victor
January 21st, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 69
Views: 5488

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

Anyone have reviews for the upcoming spring release next month?

SPRING 2020 / FEB

2018 Trout Gulch Chardonnay
2018 Peter Martin Ray Chardonnay
2018 Occidental Pinot Noir
2018 Rivina Pinot Noir
by Hank Victor
January 20th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley
Replies: 66
Views: 6901

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

In one of his Levi Dalton podcasts he talks about how some producers don't let him taste anymore or visit due to his reviews and scores. He states that the integrity of the review and honesty to the readers is more important than being in good favor with the producers. He mentioned Giacosa won't let...
by Hank Victor
January 20th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Collecting wines not of the usual countries
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: Collecting wines not of the usual countries

For South America I would recommend Seña out of Chile. Its a collaborative venture between Viña Errázuriz and Robert Mondavi.
by Hank Victor
January 20th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ampeau MP and Dauvissat-Camus Preuses
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: Ampeau MP and Dauvissat-Camus Preuses

Can somebody inform me on the difference between Jean Dauvissat and Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat?
by Hank Victor
January 20th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1585

Re: Large format

etomasi wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 9:08 pm
I buy large format for mythical event(s) I will probably never have. When I go into my cellar, the 3 and 6 liters stare at me dolefully.
LOL [berserker.gif]
by Hank Victor
January 17th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riedel Wine Glass Deal, 4-glasses for $10
Replies: 27
Views: 2595

Re: Riedel Wine Glass Deal, 4-glasses for $10

Sweet just picked up 2 4-packs of their "Prosecco" glasses.
by Hank Victor
January 17th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?
Replies: 60
Views: 2190

Re: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?

Let's use a 1 point scale.

0 - I wouldn't drink.
1 - I would drink.
by Hank Victor
January 17th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelli White on wine aging
Replies: 19
Views: 1638

Re: Kelli White on wine aging

Really nice article written by Kelli.
by Hank Victor
January 16th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 46
Views: 1807

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

Consumed - 175 in 2019 according to ct.
by Hank Victor
January 16th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?
Replies: 129
Views: 9166

Re: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?

Had a bottle of 2008 Clarendon Hills Brookman Merlot a few months ago that was fantastic. Wouldn't consider that particular wine an ooze-monster but still pleasantly surprised.
by Hank Victor
January 14th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606140

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Chablis 6 pack
by Hank Victor
January 14th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Needed recommendation winery to visit in Paso
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Needed recommendation winery to visit in Paso

Halter Ranch is great.
by Hank Victor
January 14th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 2155

Re: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart

I am really surprised Sonoma Pinot Noir wasnt scored higher. I was under the impression of it being a legendary growing season.
by Hank Victor
January 14th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6150

Re: January Offerings

Usually the Rivers-Marie announcement has come out by now, right? I ordered late last year but was blown away by what I received, so I made sure to set aside funds for this year. Should drop the 3rd Tuesday of January. Right, for the Chardonnay and Cab I received an announcement email 7 days prior ...
by Hank Victor
January 14th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6150

Re: January Offerings

Anthony Z wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Usually the Rivers-Marie announcement has come out by now, right? I ordered late last year but was blown away by what I received, so I made sure to set aside funds for this year.
Should drop the 3rd Tuesday of January.
by Hank Victor
January 14th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Find Petit Sirah To Be Monolithic?
Replies: 70
Views: 3260

Re: Do You Find Petit Sirah To Be Monolithic?

For those of you with a JR subscription, Elaine Chukan Brown wrote a nice article titled "Petite Sirah lightens up" on the purple pages. In my personal experience, one of the best bottles of wine that I have enjoyed was a 1993 Turley Hayne Vineyard PS consumed in 2018. Elegant, structured, and just ...
by Hank Victor
January 10th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Gérard Tremblay Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: TN: 2008 Gérard Tremblay Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 12:59 pm
It makes your face go all 'Renée Zellweger'!
Got it!
by Hank Victor
January 10th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High alcohol wines and aging
Replies: 124
Views: 5152

Re: High alcohol wines and aging

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by Hank Victor
January 10th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1207

Re: Chardonnay recommendations

Vine Cliff could be something to look at but I don't know how readily available they would be in your market.
by Hank Victor
January 10th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Gérard Tremblay Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: TN: 2008 Gérard Tremblay Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

Tks for the note Jermey.

What does loaded with squint mean? Sour note that makes your squint your eyes?
by Hank Victor
January 9th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1207

Re: Chardonnay recommendations

Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay?

Average USA price for the last two vintages in the United States is $55. (Wine-Searcher)
by Hank Victor
January 9th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 154
Views: 9502

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

2018 Pax Sonoma Hillsides Syrah

-100% Whole-Cluster
- 12.9% ABV
- 3.8 pH

$48 a btl. Same price as the 2017's.
by Hank Victor
January 8th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?
Replies: 54
Views: 2779

Re: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?

JDavisRoby wrote:
January 7th, 2020, 5:04 pm
I’m either a yak or an alcoholic because I don’t know the last time I poured a wine out unless it had been open for 3+ days.

That or I only drink great wines. [berserker.gif]
This [berserker.gif]
by Hank Victor
January 8th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6150

Re: January Offerings

Pax 2018 Sonoma Hillsides was released today.
by Hank Victor
January 2nd, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2038

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

1995 Haut Brion
2005 Chateau Rieussec
1988 Piper-Heidsieck Rare

Most memorable due to the experiences off the top of my head.
by Hank Victor
January 2nd, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2686

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

Buy less. Consume more sparkling, riesling, and white burgundy.
by Hank Victor
January 2nd, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11180
Views: 412010

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1993 Ravenswood Cooke Zin

It was awesome
by Hank Victor
December 31st, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 212374

Re: Official Costco Thread

Lake Zurich, IL location had the LP Grand Siecle for $69.97 per bottle. Grabbed a couple for New Year's Eve party! Back tonight at the same store and saw the 2004 Pommery Louise at $59.97 each. Had to buy two bottles at that price. Should have probably cleaned them out of this and the Grand Siecle,...
by Hank Victor
December 30th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Any wineries using Sqaurespace Ecommerce for online sales?
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Any wineries using Sqaurespace Ecommerce for online sales?

How many cases are you producing / selling DTC?
by Hank Victor
December 23rd, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606140

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier
Champagne Geoffroy Rose de Saignee
Champagne Chartogne-Taillet Chemin de Reims 2013
by Hank Victor
December 23rd, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xmas Dinner w/07`and 08`Cristal,other bubbly,97`Williams Selyem Coastlands Pinot,PYCM Chenovottes,Giradin CC
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Xmas Dinner w/07`and 08`Cristal,other bubbly,97`Williams Selyem Coastlands Pinot,PYCM Chenovottes,Giradin CC

Great notes like always Blake. After reading your posts last week highly praising the 09 Cristal I was very curious to read your opinion on the 07.
by Hank Victor
December 20th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabrage on a half bottle?
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Sabrage on a half bottle?

It can be done.
by Hank Victor
December 20th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606140

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Dr. Heger Pinot Noir Baden
by Hank Victor
December 20th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 172
Views: 7135

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

C4D5938D-DCA4-4CD6-A30F-4FB63E16BACD.jpeg I received this packaging from a retailer the other day. It is more compact than styrofoam shipper but it had to be 5 to 8 pounds heavier? There is no way bottles are breaking in this thing with its thick heavy cardboard. Seems like a better option to me. T...
by Hank Victor
December 20th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 50
Views: 3898

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

Out of all the people in the country that could eat the tariffs I would place Total at #1. I would be surprised if they don't honor the original orders at the original prices.


edit to clarify:

* eat tariffs on original orders
by Hank Victor
December 19th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606140

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few bottles of each

Von Hovel Saar Kabinett Riesling 2015

Georges Descombes Morgon 2017
by Hank Victor
December 19th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 39
Views: 4760

Re: Gary V. Again.

Can't knock the hustle
by Hank Victor
December 19th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1069

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

IMG_3399 2.JPG Don’t usually drink Beaujolais and I have never ordered one off a list before but the spot I visited last night has a rather interesting list. I took a chance on this bottle and it paid off big time. George Descombes, Morgon 2017 TN: Extremely light and pure red fruit (cherry, strawb...
by Hank Victor
December 18th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606140

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Oppenheim Niersteiner Ölberg Riesling Großes Gewächs

Always fun to buy wine you cant pronounce or find on cellartracker lol
by Hank Victor
December 18th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand Bretty?
Replies: 86
Views: 3794

Re: Allemand Bretty?

I had a 2014 Texier Brezme a few weeks ago that was just straight baby poop. It blew off for the most part after a couple of hours in the decanter, but by that time I had already made the association so I was anticipating the smell every sip, even once it had clearly blown off. Maybe it was stored ...
by Hank Victor
December 18th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2079

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

My Ravenswood shipment is taking 9 days to go coast to coast

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