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by Marshall Manning
February 26th, 2021, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 42
Views: 1473

Re: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

When did you drink these, and how did they perform? Seems like forever since Peyre Rose was imported into the USA. Don't have specifics, Nathan, but they aren't in CT and I joined in 2005, so it would have been in the time between 2002-2005. I always really liked those wines...and had some '92s and...
by Marshall Manning
February 26th, 2021, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant Wine List Popup Store - The Herbfarm
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Restaurant Wine List Popup Store - The Herbfarm

I think there has been at least one other post on this..maybe more?
by Marshall Manning
February 26th, 2021, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Occhipinti...talk to me!
Replies: 19
Views: 610

Re: Occhipinti...talk to me!

I've liked the Frappato the best, also, although the SP68 rouge can be pretty tasty. The whites I've tried have been a bit too fat and soft for my taste.

BTW, there is another Occhipinti, Andrea, making really fun, interesting wines in Lazio. The Aleatico white, rose and red are all worth trying.
by Marshall Manning
February 26th, 2021, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Assorted French wines last weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: TNs: Assorted French wines last weekend

2004 Domaine de Peyre Rose Coteaux du Languedoc Clos Syrah Leone[/b] Another one where almost everyone thought it was a Bordeaux blend. Made in a clean and modern style but didn't have anything that stood out. Over time it became rather disjointed and alcoholic, almost like an unbalanced Aussie Shi...
by Marshall Manning
February 26th, 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 101
Views: 5021

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

I have been on this web site a few years and am amazed sometimes at the egos displayed. To hear all the critiques of Robert Parker is laughable. He was truly the first wine critic who was fiercely independent of the wine industry and fiercely loyal to the only group he cared about.....his readers! ...
by Marshall Manning
February 25th, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 42
Views: 1473

Re: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

Dennis Atick wrote: February 25th, 2021, 4:45 pm This thread is painful. [wow.gif]
Those were prices without commission, though...so that makes it a little easier, right? Not really, but I'm trying to help here. Even those were 13% I think, back in the day.
by Marshall Manning
February 25th, 2021, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 42
Views: 1473

Re: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

Nice lists, Jay. I think we were looking for the same type of things. I had some Muller-Catoir stuff and Bize, too. And Victor, I still find some decent bargains at WB and a few other places (picked up a case of '11 Folin-Arbelet Pernand Blanc for $10/bottle last year), but there was a lot more cool...
by Marshall Manning
February 25th, 2021, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 42
Views: 1473

The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

I looked up a wine I bought years ago on Winebid for another post, and if you're a long-time customer there you can look up purchases going back to late 2002 and see what you paid for certain wines. I found a selection of interesting things I bought between 2003-2007, most of which I couldn't afford...
by Marshall Manning
February 25th, 2021, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A ridiculously long birthday tasting
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: TN: A ridiculously long birthday tasting

This wine has peaked my Curiosity! A Bordeaux Blend IGT from the mid-90s? With only 13% ??? I want some :). Beautiful note on what was, undoubtedly, an occasion for the ages. Or, I mean, somebody's age in particular. Nick, I haven't had San Leonardo in a few years, but the '90, '95 and '96 were all...
by Marshall Manning
February 25th, 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- a $55 Grand Cru Red Burgundy- 2014 Delarche Corton Renardes VV Reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: TN- a $55 Grand Cru Red Burgundy- 2014 Delarche Corton Renardes VV Reserve

Could a $55 dollar bottle of Grand Cru red Burgundy actually be good? Answer: YES! I realize Corton-Renardes is no Richebourg, Delarche is no DRC, 2014 is no vintage-of-the-century; nonetheless, this wine is delicious and the QPR unmatched. The cork is perfect and the wine is very youthful looking ...
by Marshall Manning
February 24th, 2021, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Kansas Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 23
Views: 792

Re: TN: Three Kansas Wines...(short/boring)

I think the worst wine I've ever had was the Fields of Fair Cherry Jubilee from Kansas that I had around 1993 or so. It was so bad I still remember it after all of these years. I figure Tom has been following them from the very start and has a vertical in his basement. [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Manning
February 24th, 2021, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 73
Views: 3172

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

I hear ya. Seems to (ignorant) me the distributor could either (1). marginally increase their prices to cover this small expense or (2). not work with the offending importers/wineries or (3). just suck it up and deal with it. Distributors are in the chain of commerce, and they choose to traffic in ...
by Marshall Manning
February 24th, 2021, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Elvio Cogno Barolo Vigna Elena
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: TN: 2004 Elvio Cogno Barolo Vigna Elena

Check out this thread to learn more about Nebbiolo Rose - https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=143971 . It's a fascinating topic. Wilson Daniels. Sorry, hadn't seen that thread. I'm sure you've had them before, though, although maybe not 100%, as I believe there were often b...
by Marshall Manning
February 24th, 2021, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: AngeloNegro Birbet NV...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: TN: AngeloNegro Birbet NV...(short/boring)

Tom, Negro makes really nice wines in general, and when fresh this is a nice Birbet. Birbet is about the best breakfast wine there is, BTW.
by Marshall Manning
February 24th, 2021, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Elvio Cogno Barolo Vigna Elena
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: TN: 2004 Elvio Cogno Barolo Vigna Elena

My first Nebbiolo Rose. Purchased as a library wine via WD, this is still young and only beginning to show secondary characteristics. Beautiful aromatics of dark cherry, licorice, roses, cinnamon, and some forest floor. The palate is intense, concentrated, and layered with moderate, fine tannins. R...
by Marshall Manning
February 24th, 2021, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 73
Views: 3172

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

Thanks, Marshall. "Under 1%" is what I would have guessed, too, if not "significantly under 1%." Assuming that to be true, it strikes me as a terrible business decision to deny returns of legitimately flawed bottles because a certain percentage of "TCA" returns aren't ...
by Marshall Manning
February 24th, 2021, 8:50 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!
Replies: 255
Views: 9268

Re: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!

I like them too, but wish they had thicker cuts of their strips and ribeyes. With these thinner cuts, I can’t see the need to do a reverse sear the way I would with a 1 1/2” or 2” cut. Just sear and you are done. I agree. We've really liked all the ones that we've tried, but wish these were just a ...
by Marshall Manning
February 23rd, 2021, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 73
Views: 3172

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

Based on your experience, Marshall, about what percentage of purchased bottles were returned as (allegedly) defective? It's been 5 years (almost to the day, sadly) since I was in the industry, so I don't remember exact numbers, but it is a very small amount, under 1% for sure. You always see number...
by Marshall Manning
February 23rd, 2021, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 73
Views: 3172

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

Just curious how you know they’re “just fine.” Do they taste returned bottles? I worked in the distribution industry for almost 10 years, and would smell a lot of the wines that were returned just to see how many were actually noticeably flawed. Only about 10% of our returns were actually flawed. M...
by Marshall Manning
February 22nd, 2021, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 73
Views: 3172

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

I would hope the distributor would take it back. They are buying it for the lowest cost. I certainly will not eat the cost of a $50 bottle. John, in my opinion the ultimate responsibility is with the winery that used the cork (or even cork supplier), but often times it just ends with the distributo...
by Marshall Manning
February 22nd, 2021, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is SQN hot again on WB?
Replies: 25
Views: 2778

Re: Is SQN hot again on WB?

Yes, it's so hot that I'm going to sell all of my wine and then buy 6 bottles of SQN with my proceeds...

Or I could just get some Nyquil from the store... [bow.gif]
by Marshall Manning
February 22nd, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 73
Views: 3172

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

I hope all Berserkers are aware that their local retailer they buy from should almost always be willing to credit or swap flawed bottles as long as the bottle is brought back with some level of wine left in it and the wine is indeed flawed. It puts us in an odd position when we're told "this w...
by Marshall Manning
February 22nd, 2021, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgundy
Replies: 34
Views: 2736

Re: 2014 Red Burgundy

Had a 2014 Julien Cruchandeau Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Les Cabottes last night, and it was really nice. Pure, pretty fruit, still a bit of structure (enough to handle the Morgan Ranch sirloin and tri-tip), and a nice earthy quality. The fruit sweetened up a bit with airing, and while it's in ...
by Marshall Manning
February 19th, 2021, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Istine Chianti Classico (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG)
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: TN: 2018 Istine Chianti Classico (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG)

I recently tried a bottle of the ‘18 Castellare di Castellina CC and was reasonably impressed, with some similar impressions to your Istine, especially the red fruit and light on its feet comments. If these two wines are any indication, I think the vintage could be promising. Bob, try the '18 Selva...
by Marshall Manning
February 19th, 2021, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today is National Drink Wine Day
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Re: Today is National Drink Wine Day

+1 Unfortunately, I almost never see them available. When I was in distribution, we sold Glicine in OR through the Piedmont Guy and used to bring in the Vignasparse and Curra bottlings. I believe this portfolio went to Scott Frank's (of Bow & Arrow Wines) distribution company, but I'm blanking ...
by Marshall Manning
February 18th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today is National Drink Wine Day
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Re: Today is National Drink Wine Day

Rodrigo B wrote: February 18th, 2021, 2:50 pm Doing my part to celebrate this most sacred of holidays

Glicine...nice. That's a good producer that you don't see around much. What vintage? We had a '99 Marcorino on Valentine's Day and it was delicious with risotto.
by Marshall Manning
February 18th, 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 158
Views: 14037

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

Rich Brown wrote: February 17th, 2021, 8:10 pm Could happen! Don't find myself in a situation where I'm looking for a magnum of rose often. Plus....it would be cool to try with that kind of age [cheers.gif]
A magnum of rose is just perfect for two people.
by Marshall Manning
February 17th, 2021, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did you know a company like Studio Beverage Group exists?
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: Did you know a company like Studio Beverage Group exists?

Wine is a business. People on this board like to think there's some artisan devoting his life to wine. They watched Kirk Douglas in Lust for Life. That's not reality. Unless you're independently wealthy and don't care, you have to move product. If your schtick is playing the part of an artisan who ...
by Marshall Manning
February 16th, 2021, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couple TNs: Beau Rivage, Dirty & Rowdy, Krug
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: Couple TNs: Beau Rivage, Dirty & Rowdy, Krug

MikeHill wrote: February 15th, 2021, 9:22 pm We had the 17 Beau Rivage this weekend as well...made the wife say “we should drink more white wine”.
This is always a good idea anyway!
by Marshall Manning
February 15th, 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Young vine wines that are epic
Replies: 73
Views: 4214

Re: Young vine wines that are epic

Adam Frisch wrote: February 14th, 2021, 10:39 pm Basically all of France to start with - most of their vines are much younger than CA or South American vines.
Any actual stats on this? I would guess this is very dependent on vineyard, location, grape type, soil type and probably other factors.
by Marshall Manning
February 14th, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXXIX
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXXIX

2018 Alexakis Assyrtiko Crete. Basic straw yellow color, above average shine without diminishing visual solidity. More punch than lasting density to the nose, the initial chalky stoniness and saline eclipsed by a damp herbaceousness that now and then seems vegetal, snap pea, the mixed white citrus ...
by Marshall Manning
February 14th, 2021, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The lighter side of red Burgundy (Producer styles?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1815

Re: The lighter side of red Burgundy (Producer styles?)

Pierre Guillemot in Savigny-les-Beaune definitely fits the bill. Bright fruit profiles, the Savigny earthy terroir, and pretty reasonably priced as far as Burgs go these days. And they age nicely, too.
by Marshall Manning
February 14th, 2021, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant
Replies: 23
Views: 1135

Re: Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant

I have had very, very good and fair and awful Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant. My experiences lean toward disappointing; in my experience, inconsistency has been a hallmark. So I disagree with the premise that it “is the epitome of Chenin Blanc.” I haven't had one in a few years, but count me as ...
by Marshall Manning
February 13th, 2021, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Characterize (Red) Burgundy By Appellation
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

Re: Characterize (Red) Burgundy By Appellation

Brady Daniels wrote: February 13th, 2021, 11:28 am Portland burgundy offline. As soon as we safely can. 👍
Sounds good to me! Although the oldest Burg in my cellar is 1995...so I don't have anything ready to drink. [bye.gif]
by Marshall Manning
February 13th, 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Characterize (Red) Burgundy By Appellation
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

Re: Characterize (Red) Burgundy By Appellation

Marshall, I didnt know any wine shops did friday tastings. I will def seek this out as I do miss having the opportunity to try new things like i once did at Hi Times and Wine Exchange back in the day. Oh yes, lots of them do....Liner & Elsen, Great Wine Buys, and Mt. Tabor Fine Wines all do Fri...
by Marshall Manning
February 13th, 2021, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Characterize (Red) Burgundy By Appellation
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

Re: Characterize (Red) Burgundy By Appellation

When i first arrived out here I bought a mix of Marsannay wines and wasnt crazy about the dark blue fruit profile of the wines. I believe these were 2014 Collotte Marsannays. Pretty affordable but just didnt do it for me. From that point on I began exploring the Willamette. But was that just produc...
by Marshall Manning
February 12th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: winereactionsarethenewtrend : a smattering of December with a dry January and a few bonus February selections
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: winereactionsarethenewtrend : a smattering of December with a dry January and a few bonus February selections

Mark Anisman wrote: February 12th, 2021, 4:31 pm thank you Marshall. it helps to be old
if you know Hoke Harden, say hello for me and tell him the cassoulet tradition continues...
I am FB friends with Hoke, and have seen him on wine boards over the years, but I don't think we have ever met in person. Unless I'm so old I forgot...
by Marshall Manning
February 12th, 2021, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH
Replies: 56
Views: 3834

Re: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH

Awesome gift! And Todd, thanks to a generous friend I tried a '90 Roumier Bonnes Mares in 2017, and it was stunningly good. So you might only have to wait another 20 years or so?
by Marshall Manning
February 12th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Lucien Boillot Pommard ‘Les Fremiers’ 1er
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: 2005 Lucien Boillot Pommard ‘Les Fremiers’ 1er

TN: 2005 Lucien Boillot Pommar ‘Les Fremiers’ 1er Have had various ones from Henri, Louis, Jean-Marc, Skip, Chip, and Hank. Yep, am confused with who makes what in the Boillot lineage. But this bottle from Lucien very impressively stood out as like one of the bottom-of-the-order batters with a cris...
by Marshall Manning
February 12th, 2021, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa recs for lover of cooler climate wines
Replies: 42
Views: 1880

Re: Napa recs for lover of cooler climate wines

Hi everyone- I have a friend who insists that Napa Cabs are the greatest wines on the planet and of course so many people go nuts for them. They aren't. neener I'd love to try something that captures the spirit of the Napa terroir without being a dark fruited oak bomb (and preferably cost $100 or l...
by Marshall Manning
February 12th, 2021, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: off the beaten path
Replies: 111
Views: 5587

Re: off the beaten path

Finally tried a Refosco tonight. 2016 Tenuta Luisa Refosco. Has much more aging potential than CT would suggest imo. Think this would grow for another 5-10 years. I enjoyed it, but didn't find it to be great qpr, but that may just be because of its youth and I imagine even more so because of the po...
by Marshall Manning
February 11th, 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Love for new world Sémillon?
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: TN: Love for new world Sémillon?

I doubt it makes if over there, but if you ever spot a Buty Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle, it's definitely worth trying. I don't love many white wines from WA, but this is consistently good every year.
by Marshall Manning
February 11th, 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value Italian
Replies: 56
Views: 2733

Re: Value Italian

One of the difficult things about a post like this is what does the OP consider "value"? In my mind a value wine is something under $20-25, so there are no "value" Barolos or Brunellos in my mind. But if their idea of value is under $100, that's a different story. If you are will...
by Marshall Manning
February 11th, 2021, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for White Wine lovers
Replies: 58
Views: 2237

Re: Question for White Wine lovers

I do wonder how much of the poor rap that whites often get is due to people not drinking them in proper condition. I suspect many people will decant a young red for air, but not a young white. That could be a problem with certain wines, but I also think 95% of the people (including restaurants and ...
by Marshall Manning
February 10th, 2021, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christophe Mignon's Champagnes?
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Christophe Mignon's Champagnes?

I've really enjoyed the basic BdN, Rose, and 2006 Nature, but haven't had others.
by Marshall Manning
February 10th, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B-21 Deal: Jean et Sebastian Sechet 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

Re: B-21 Deal: Jean et Sebastian Sechet 2014

Thats been posted online for about a month now. I would suspect some faults for that closeout pricing. Yeah, I was wondering about that...although you never know. Still, it's not the great Dauvissat (R&V), nor even the really good one (Jean et Fils), and while I haven't had them in them in a fe...
by Marshall Manning
February 10th, 2021, 10:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has anybody eaten basque cheesecake?
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: Has anybody eaten basque cheesecake?

Yao C wrote: February 10th, 2021, 8:14 am Try the one from La Rose Patisserie in Beaverton; it's excellent
Thanks, will do.

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