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by Marshall Manning
April 8th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgundy Advice
Replies: 44
Views: 1178

Re: 2005 Burgundy Advice

I would just open it and see how you like it. You can't judge a like or dislike of any regiong of wine, especially Burgundy, on one bottle. At least it will give you a starting point and let you see what a 15 year old red Burg tastes like. Then you can start looking at different vintages, villages, ...
by Marshall Manning
April 6th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it me or am I experiencing some of the best wines of my life right here and now?
Replies: 58
Views: 2362

Re: Is it me or am I experiencing some of the best wines of my life right here and now?

No I disagree. The wines today are richer and more intense, but unless you are choosing carefully, alcohol levels have increased and the wines seem more generic than ever before, with less sense of place. For example compare California Cabernets now to those of the seventies There are of course not...
by Marshall Manning
April 6th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Facebook "10 things others like but I don't" challenge - adult beverage version
Replies: 134
Views: 3107

Re: Facebook "10 things others like but I don't" challenge - adult beverage version

1 - Any wine that sounds like the name of a subdivision. 2 - Almost all wines with more than 25% (or so) new oak. There are a few exceptions. 3 - Wines that taste creamy and thick. 4 - Wines with lots of alcohol that finish hot. 5 - American oak..dill and whiskey do not belong in wine. 6 - Wine that...
by Marshall Manning
April 6th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.
Replies: 82
Views: 3783

Re: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.

It is really hard to define what I am looking for, and I may end up getting a few more and tasting with my wine friends. So all these suggestions are great. Mark, my assumption was that you are looking for Oregon wines that might have more acid, earth and elegance as opposed to something that taste...
by Marshall Manning
April 5th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.
Replies: 60
Views: 2990

Re: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.

How about Savennieres? Yeah, a few geeks like them, but lots of wine lovers don't know the wines and think it's made from Sauvignon Blanc. It is, to my palate, one of the most (if not THE most) distinctive wines on the planet.
by Marshall Manning
April 5th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow Quarantine Offer April 5th-new offers!
Replies: 46
Views: 4097

Re: Goodfellow Quarantine Offer April 5th-new offers!

Sean, I just popped one of the '13 Syrahs a couple of weeks ago, and it's in a good place right now. Definitely on the lighter side for Syrah, but very pretty, with a light meaty/gamey note to let you know it's not Pinot, although the texture and body is Pinot-like. I really liked it and am glad I h...
by Marshall Manning
April 5th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Müller-Catoir Gimmeldinger Mandelgarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: TN: 2004 Müller-Catoir Gimmeldinger Mandelgarten Riesling Spätlese

I've always liked the Muller-Catoir wines, but have hardly ever bought them for some reason? Just picked up some mixed '11/'12 Mussbach Kabinetts for $12 at auction, and the first '11 I tried was delicious and in the zone.
by Marshall Manning
April 3rd, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roulot “Balland Curtet”?
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Roulot “Balland Curtet”?

Cool...nice work!
by Marshall Manning
April 3rd, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7634
Views: 486467

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

This is the first time I've participated, but it seems like most of the wines are big point, jammy things or from wineries I'm not familiar with (ONX, Skinner, etc.). I bought a few bottles of Champagne, but that's it. Maybe I'm just out of touch with all of the new wineries?
by Marshall Manning
April 2nd, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2004 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: TN 2004 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua

Dave, the '98 and '99 were a different style than the newer vintages, so the wines after that are much riper, juicier, and without the old-school grip of the older vintages. I stopped buying after '99.
by Marshall Manning
April 2nd, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Steinertal (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: TN: 2013 Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Steinertal (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

Beautiful tasting note, David. I wish I could come up with that kind of imagery.
by Marshall Manning
March 31st, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roulot “Balland Curtet”?
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Roulot “Balland Curtet”?

Yeah, but if Roulot is fully in control from vineyard to ageing (according the website), the wine should identical, so might be worth a shot if price is good. Jean Marc and his team might be the only ones who could answer that question. They could be from the same vineyards but could be from differ...
by Marshall Manning
March 31st, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roulot “Balland Curtet”?
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Roulot “Balland Curtet”?

There is a reference on their website to Roulot though for the Auxey-Duresses. I didn't know. Should ask him. http://domaine-balland-curtet.fr/en/portfolio/domaine-balland-curtet-auxey-duresses-village-vin-de-bourgogne/ " Domaine Roulot deals with the cultivation, vinification and ageing processes ...
by Marshall Manning
March 31st, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roulot “Balland Curtet”?
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Roulot “Balland Curtet”?

It's a Skurnik import, and makes no mention of Roulot: https://www.skurnik.com/producer/domain ... nd-curtet/
by Marshall Manning
March 30th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: TN: 2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes

Tried this back in January, and agree...an amazing wine, as are most of the whites. Lots of depth, acid, and complexity. One of those wines that have concentration and backbone in spades but are also delicious, with no heaviness on the palate and always finishing clean.
by Marshall Manning
March 30th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 27
Views: 1558

Re: TN: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Tried the 2009 over the weekend. It started off a bit juicy and boozy for my taste (as do many from that vintage) but it calmed down with an hour of airing and became a bit more elegant and complex, although still showing a lot of fruit and some remaining structure. I have 2 750s and a mag left, and...
by Marshall Manning
March 25th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first premoxed German riesling
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: My first premoxed German riesling

David is of course right as that looks like it might have had some seepage, which could be caused by poor storage. And most don't consider Richter a top producer. I'm also not sure I'd consider 18 years of age a candidate for premox anyway. A few '02s I've tried lately (Von Schubert & Prum Spats) se...
by Marshall Manning
March 25th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A pair of new "Berserker Quarantine Relief" Walter Scott Chardonnays
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: A pair of new "Berserker Quarantine Relief" Walter Scott Chardonnays

Thanks for the notes, Sean. Looking forward to picking up my Rock Salt once things calm down and the winery reopens. Sounds like there's no hurry at all, as I generally like my top OR Chards around the 7-10 year mark.
by Marshall Manning
March 17th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 2577

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offers plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines

Was going to order a 6 pack of the Rock Salt, but it's not appearing on the site, so I'm guessing it's sold out?
by Marshall Manning
March 8th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: March Idlewild Sunday School The Uncompromising Wines of Ronchi di Cialla
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Good Notes

Marshall, have only had a glass of the 18 Rosato but remember it being crisp, mineral and a bit lighter in style compared to many other Italian rosatos. Exactly why I loved it...more Provence in style, but obviously with different grapes. I'm liking more rosatos from Northern Italy...seems like the...
by Marshall Manning
March 6th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: March Idlewild Sunday School The Uncompromising Wines of Ronchi di Cialla
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: March Idlewild Sunday School The Uncompromising Wines of Ronchi di Cialla

I love the wines I've tried from this producer, including the Rosato (the '18 was one of my favorite rosés of the year). Nice to see some play online for the wines.
by Marshall Manning
February 28th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 87
Views: 6194

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Both wines have been stored identically and were sourced from the same place (Sec wines, Portland). Just an FYI, but different vintages sourced from the same retailer could have had very different storage conditions before getting to the retailer. Many distributors don't have fully climate-controll...
by Marshall Manning
February 28th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Splendor in the Grassl...
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Splendor in the Grassl...

During Berserker days I decided to try two different types of Grassl glasses thanks to Chris' generous offer. I have tried wines from Zalto glasses before and loved them, but just couldn't pull the trigger because of the price and fear that they would instantly shatter in my big, clumsy meathooks. I...
by Marshall Manning
February 28th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Winery Suggestions - Chablis, Cote de Beaune, Beaujolais
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Winery Suggestions - Chablis, Cote de Beaune, Beaujolais

That said, a tasting at Château Thivin was a highlight of our week in France. Something like $12 euro a person to taste through a wide range of stuff that doesn’t make it to the states and tour their ancient cellar. Very chill and educational. I've only been there on the Kermit trip, but that's a b...
by Marshall Manning
February 21st, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What was your wine board path to Wine Berserkers
Replies: 174
Views: 7564

Re: What was your wine board path to Wine Berserkers

Nathan V. wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 1:08 pm
Marshall, I was really happily surprised to see you posting again.
Said no one ever on the internet.

Thanks, Nathan...I always liked your posts and used to read your old blog occasionally, too.
by Marshall Manning
February 21st, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What was your wine board path to Wine Berserkers
Replies: 174
Views: 7564

Re: What was your wine board path to Wine Berserkers

Funny this old thread got resurrected, as I was thinking about this after seeing Mike Evans post here recently. My path is simliar to the ones that he and Brad Kane posted. AOL around 1994 (Enophile) CompuServe around 1995 Some WLDG and a lot of WCWN from around 1998-2006 Occasional Squires (pre-Par...
by Marshall Manning
February 20th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Domaine Auguste Clape Le Vin des Amis
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: 2017 Domaine Auguste Clape Le Vin des Amis

I have some of this in my cellar, not sure if I have tried it yet. However, I did drink the 2017 Auguste Clape Rhone last night. No notes, but it was quite good. Not too young? I haven't had the '17, but these wines normally should be treated like a Cornas-light as opposed to a typical CdR. The 200...
by Marshall Manning
February 19th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Felsina Gran Selezione Colonia
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: TN: 2016 Felsina Gran Selezione Colonia

Tim Heaton wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Some will pshaw a less than critic-wet-dream vintage/score, which works great for me. It's terrific.
Do people really still listen to critic scores? I thought those went out after people bought big-score Australian wines?
by Marshall Manning
February 19th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Felsina Gran Selezione Colonia
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: TN: 2016 Felsina Gran Selezione Colonia

Ron Erickson wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 4:32 pm
I stopped buying even the Rancia some years ago. The regular CCR hits that perfect balancing point for me.
Ron, if you haven't tried it, the '16 CCR (or black label) is really nice.
by Marshall Manning
February 14th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Méo-Camuzet Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Clos Saint-Philibert Blanc
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: TN: 2016 Méo-Camuzet Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Clos Saint-Philibert Blanc

I used to sell this wine and always thought it was one of the better Meo values. Kermit's info says 100% Chardonnay, but some other sources say there's up to 10% Pinot Blanc in the vineyard, and it always tasted like there was some of the PB nutty richness in it to me.
by Marshall Manning
February 12th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 48
Views: 2982

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

I'm a member at WWS, so could bring my wife and then two others if there's an event there.
by Marshall Manning
February 8th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Terlan Pinot Bianco 'Vorberg' Riserva
Replies: 35
Views: 1385

Re: 2015 Terlan Pinot Bianco 'Vorberg' Riserva

Dan, I think another fantastic one is the 2016 Girlan Pinot Bianco Plattenriegl. Not sure if it makes it to your area, but if so give it a whirl.
by Marshall Manning
February 6th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3037

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

Marc_Hanes wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 9:38 am

Whoa, MARSHALL MANNING SIGHTING. Knock me over with a feather.
I'm pretty hard to miss, Marc! Good to see you.

"I don't always drink Oregon wine, but when I do it's Vincent (shamelessly hoping to be in Vincent't first Super Bowl commercial)."
by Marshall Manning
February 6th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desert Island Wine Region...
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Desert Island Wine Region...

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only drink wines from one general region for the rest of your life, which one would it be? I used to say the Loire Valley, because of the wide range of white and red wines, including excellent sparkling wines, minerally, bone dry whites, delicious sw...
by Marshall Manning
February 6th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3037

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

Not only does Vincent make excellent wines, but he's one of the nicest guys around if that matters to you.
by Marshall Manning
January 31st, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Santa Barbara Area Food & Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Santa Barbara Area Food & Wine

Also love Toma. And pizza lunch at Olio y Limone is nice, too. Dinner there isn't bad either! For Mexican I like Mony's even better than Super Rica.
by Marshall Manning
January 31st, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 48
Views: 2982

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

I'm not on the board that often, but always interested in meeting cool wine lovers in PDX. I store part of the cellar at WWS, too, so that's convenient.
by Marshall Manning
January 28th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 8696

Re: Grassl Glassware

I think we actually first met on AOL, then I moved on to Prodigy and CompuServe, then WLDG, Squires, Wine Therapy, and WCWN (I’ve always been very ecumenical when it comes to wine boards). I took about seven years off from wine and wine discussion and it is always nice to run into people from the “...
by Marshall Manning
January 28th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 8696

Re: Grassl Glassware

Thanks, Mike. I went ahead and ordered the Liberte to try these glasses. People seem to like them a lot, so I'm looking forward to trying them. I don't post or peruse the boards much anymore. I got out of the habit when I was in the distribution business for almost 10 years, but who knows...I might ...
by Marshall Manning
January 28th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 8696

Re: Grassl Glassware

I PM'd Chris, but imagine he's swamped right now, so does anyone have any thoughts on whether I should buy the Mineralite or the Liberte for general white wine usage? I want to try two different Grassl glasses (never tried them before) and know that I want the Cru, as we drink a lot of Piedmont and ...
by Marshall Manning
March 14th, 2013, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NOW AVAILABLE! Seven of Hearts - Bob Wood Memorial Barrel
Replies: 370
Views: 20888

Re: Seven of Hearts - Bob Wood Memorial Barrel Pinot Noir

Ordered a case plus a Mag, which will be opened at Magnum Madness XXVI (10 years from now). I'm voting for the "Golf is Not a Sport" cuvee, but only a few of us will get that one. What about "3 Wood", commemorating not only Bob's name, but his love of golf and the last digit of the year he passed? M...
by Marshall Manning
February 13th, 2011, 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Phoenix & Lake Havasu Recommendations...
Replies: 0
Views: 521

Phoenix & Lake Havasu Recommendations...

We'll be visiting Lake Havasu and Phoenix in a couple of weeks, and I wondered if anyone had any good restaurant recommendations for either place. Whether inexpensive or not it doesn't matter, just looking for good food and trying to avoid the tourist traps.

Marshall
by Marshall Manning
January 30th, 2011, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 28
Views: 882

Re: TN: 2007 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Claude,

It turns out you were correct, they just had not hit OR through Kermit's other distributor until recently.

Marshall
by Marshall Manning
January 25th, 2011, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Pavelot Savigny le Beaune Daminode
Replies: 17
Views: 858

Re: 1999 Pavelot Savigny le Beaune Daminode

John,

I also had the '02 Guettes from Pavelot recently and thought it was a very nice wine, yet as you mentioned, still a little young for my tastes. I think it will be more complex and just as tasty in 4-5 years.
by Marshall Manning
December 30th, 2010, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 28
Views: 882

Re: TN: 2007 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Claude, are you sure about KLWM and Gonon? I looked on the KLWM web site, and there's nothing about Gonon at all. I've seen the Gonon wines here in OR, and I'm pretty sure they don't come through KLWM here, either.
by Marshall Manning
December 29th, 2010, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 28
Views: 882

Re: TN: 2007 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Tim, unless there's someone I'm forgetting (at my age that's a possibility for sure) KL only imports two St. Joseph producers these days, Faury and Monier-Perroul. If you tried a wine at a KL event, it was probably one of those two.
by Marshall Manning
December 29th, 2010, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Edmunds St. John Syrah Durell Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: TN: 1995 Edmunds St. John Syrah Durell Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County)

I had a bottle of this a few weeks back that was showing beautifully, and seemed pretty much ready, although definitely not in decline.
by Marshall Manning
December 28th, 2010, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Pape Clement
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: TN: 1990 Pape Clement

Just had my last bottle of this a couple of weeks ago, and thought it was a delicious, elegant Bordeaux that, as you mentioned, didn't have the "Porty" quality of some '90s.

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