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by Christian Obermanns
February 19th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Books - Must Haves
Replies: 37
Views: 4935

Re: Wine Books - Must Haves

If you ever want to read a highly technical (i.e militant) book on the science and methodology of wine tasting, "The Taste of Wine" by Emile Peynaud is noteworthy: "Each taster works in a booth isolating him from his neighbour. The booths have partitions at the sides and front, made of a light mater...
by Christian Obermanns
February 14th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11419
Views: 426897

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Mas de Daumas Gassac. Great burger wine.
by Christian Obermanns
February 12th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 3173

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride

Just visited Joseph Swan over the weekend; their Zin was the last in the tasting and seemed to be overshadowed by their pinot offerings, but damned if it wasn't the best / most interesting Zin i'd had in a while.
by Christian Obermanns
February 6th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desert Island Wine Region...
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: Desert Island Wine Region...

I read this as Dessert wine Island, in which case Madeira!
by Christian Obermanns
January 15th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6402

Re: January Offerings

Hirsch dropping next week.
by Christian Obermanns
January 9th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (USA, California)
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: TN: 2013 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (USA, California)

Had some of this last night, thoroughly enjoyable. Has a nice tang (pomegranate?) that sets it apart from many CDP blends i've had.
by Christian Obermanns
January 2nd, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suckling doesn't have anything on this guy
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: Suckling doesn't have anything on this guy

Nathan Smyth wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 1:16 pm
97% of all wine bottles are opened within 45 minutes of purchase.

The closest grocery store to me is an hour away... champagne.gif
by Christian Obermanns
January 2nd, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2156

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

1986 Château Cos d'Estournel - Birthday wine and incredible combination of right wine -> right food -> right people.
by Christian Obermanns
December 12th, 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau
Replies: 35
Views: 2116

Re: 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau - INSANE

Looks like you guys bought it all...
by Christian Obermanns
November 22nd, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 6438

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

I'm doing a modest sparkling Chenin / Carignan back to back comparative.

2016 Birichino Chenin Blanc Methodé Champenoise Jurassic Park
NV Château de Brézé Crémant de Loire Brut

2018 Dirty and Rowdy Carignan Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards
2016 Pax Carignan Testa Vineyard
by Christian Obermanns
November 3rd, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Neutral brandy for port in the bay area
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Neutral brandy for port in the bay area

I believe St. George Spirits in Alameda has a custom brandy program for winemakers. My friend purchased his neutral port brandy from them.
by Christian Obermanns
September 4th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers
Replies: 44
Views: 2363

Re: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers

I've been on a Loire kick recently, been enjoying:

Château de Brézé Crémant de Loire Brut

Great for ~$20
by Christian Obermanns
August 12th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 77
Views: 5470

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Order in! Stoked to do some comparative Antle / Rodnick tastings
by Christian Obermanns
May 13th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 140
Views: 10319

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

2001 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel - had this with a local German winemaker and made his day 2014 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave St. Joseph - It might be infanticide, but I loved this and it kept me occupied for the better part of an afternoon 2016 Azienda Agricola Ricci ...
by Christian Obermanns
March 15th, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine did you not buy today?
Replies: 70
Views: 3555

Re: What wine did you not buy today?

lleichtman wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 3:56 pm
All of them as I didn't buy any wine today.
Your avatar matches this post perfectly btw.
by Christian Obermanns
March 15th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine did you not buy today?
Replies: 70
Views: 3555

Re: What wine did you not buy today?

All of them blush
by Christian Obermanns
March 6th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 211
Views: 9061

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

Dog Point Vineyards Sauv Blanc from NZ is a go-to for me, their standard ~$20 offering is an excellent option for stocking the fridge. They also have a "Section 94" which is much richer and designed for light aging. I also like to splurge on an Altamura every now and then although the style borders ...
by Christian Obermanns
February 6th, 2019, 12:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine
Replies: 63
Views: 2973

Re: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine

D&R Antle Vineyard. No one will know what the hell it is.

*But it will be amazing
by Christian Obermanns
February 5th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11419
Views: 426897

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 - Minimus Wines Pinot Noir Johan Vineyard - My first Oregon Pinot. Lighter than I expected, nice spice. Deliciously fruity.
by Christian Obermanns
February 5th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2606

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

Order in, thanks for the help Hardy. Just Finished listening to both your interviews on the “I’ll Drink to That” podcast (great for getting some background on D&R btw). Stoked to try the Semillon!
by Christian Obermanns
February 1st, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2606

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

Hardy,

I'm planning to stock up and curious how you think the Semillon and Familiar will age; is it best to drink relatively soon or worth it to lay some down for a while?
by Christian Obermanns
December 6th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7625
Views: 485497

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Today's offering: Le Petit Enclos Pomerol 2014

I heard 2014 was mixed for Pomerol, any opinions on this? Something better for around the same price?
by Christian Obermanns
November 12th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Warning: Do Not Drink
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Re: Warning: Do Not Drink

On the other hand, I have a case of 1912 Listerine that is developing rather nicely...

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by Christian Obermanns
November 8th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Millennials and Wine
Replies: 46
Views: 8610

Re: Millennials and Wine

Another millennial checking in, I recently got into collecting as a hobby after befriending a local winemaker and learning about the process. Since then, I've joined a few maker lists and deal sites (Lastbottle, etc.) and i'm trying wines from as many different regions as possible, picking up a bott...
by Christian Obermanns
November 8th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area Tasting / Study Group
Replies: 3
Views: 799

SF Bay Area Tasting / Study Group

I'm looking to start or possibly join an existing tasting group for the purposes of WSET / Guild of Sommeliers rank advancement and also just for general knowledge + enjoyment. I would classify myself as an "advanced beginner" i.e. I know a lot of general info but my palate and overall breadth of ta...
by Christian Obermanns
October 12th, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa: The excessibe baller’s guide
Replies: 10
Views: 1791

Re: Napa: The excessibe baller’s guide

Fancy hotel: $12,000 / night

or

4 bottles Screaming Eagle + Styrofoam cup + park bench


I know which experience I would prefer...

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