Search found 560 matches

by Marshall Manning
September 25th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Match for . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Wine Match for . . .

Lee Short wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Taleggio-filled tortellini in a smoked tomato broth.

Chianti or Barbera might work, but I'm worried about the smokiness of the broth.
Sicilian red?
by Marshall Manning
September 25th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 22
Views: 964

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 7:38 am
I'm not sure I can claim to be a "lady," but I am one of the female collectors/drinkers here.
[rofl.gif]

Nice, Sarah!
by Marshall Manning
September 25th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Friuli Wines w/ Bobby Stuckey....(long/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: TN: Friuli Wines w/ Bobby Stuckey....(long/boring)

Tom, What has been your experience with aging Fruilano? Good potential or have you found it better as an early drinker? And do you have any experience with either I Clivi or Marjan Simcic? The later is a producer who straddles the Italy/Slovenia border and makes Sauvignon Vert (once known as Tocai ...
by Marshall Manning
September 24th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 555
Views: 26632

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

I am as easily annoyed as the next person any person on the planet, but I really don't see how the first-purchase links are a big deal. Marshall pointed out that a wine thought to be sold out wasn't in fact, and offered the link if anyone needed it (as Matthew points out, it is hard to believe anyo...
by Marshall Manning
September 24th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 555
Views: 26632

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Thanks, Peter. If anyone else is interested in the Larmandier it works.

If you need $50 off: http://share.wineaccess.com/v/marshall_1
by Marshall Manning
September 24th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling geeks, what glassware do you use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1327

Re: Riesling geeks, what glassware do you use?

I used the Riedel Vinum Riesling for years, but really like the Grassl Liberte for almost all whites.
by Marshall Manning
September 23rd, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latest Wine Spectator Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: Latest Wine Spectator Issue

Guys, Wine Spectator is like the People magazine of the wine world. They need to have a new "Sexiest Man Alive" every year even if the man from the previous year is still alive.
by Marshall Manning
September 22nd, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 76
Views: 3133

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

Envoyer sent out a sake offer the other day that clearly translated (to me, anyway) "This is a totally boring and unexciting sake, but we have to come up with some verbiage that justifies its high price!" Just as if they knew we were talking about them, today they sent out an e-mail: "2016 Scarpa B...
by Marshall Manning
September 22nd, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 76
Views: 3133

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

From Envoyer earlier this year: "A Classic New Release Rioja With Almost 15 Years of Age - 2006 Hermanos Pérez Pascuas Ribera del Duero Reserva 'El Pedrosal' Edicion Limitada They actually ran the same copy again a few weeks later despite my email suggesting that they should know the difference betw...
by Marshall Manning
September 22nd, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 76
Views: 3133

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

Every time Envoyer says they are offering the only bottles in the USA of a wine I already bought from a US retailer. Happens every couple of weeks. Yeah, that always makes me wonder who does their writing. How do they know what every other store in the country carries? Lots of shops don't list some...
by Marshall Manning
September 22nd, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Marcarini - Barolo - La Serra
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: TN: 2007 Marcarini - Barolo - La Serra

Thanks for the note, John. I have a few bottles and will have to dig them out of long-term storage if they are close. I used to always prefer Brunate in the old days, but since 2007 I've mostly been buying La Serra. Maybe the elegance appeals to me more now?
by Marshall Manning
September 19th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vignagiulia Roberts...
Replies: 0
Views: 71

TN: Vignagiulia Roberts...

Trying the 2019 Dianetti Offida Pecorino, Vignagiulia as I type this. This is the kind of wine that rarely gets reported on here, maybe because it's not expensive, doesn't have any points, and isn't from one of the "prestigious" areas that people seem to be interested in. But it's the kind of wine I...
by Marshall Manning
September 19th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4184

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

Had a 2008 Chevillon Roncieres last night that perfectly reflected all the conclusions of this thread. First, as a bunch of people above noted, Chevillon did well in 2008. The wine was good, well balanced and fun to drink. Second, it totally reflected the character of the vintage -- lifted, tangy, ...
by Marshall Manning
September 19th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151760

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

A few interesting bottles available on WineAccess, unfortunately it looks like I missed out on the 2016 Cavallotto. Michael, I missed it if the 2016 Cavallotto was there, but the 2015 is still available, at least for OR : https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2015-fratelli-cavallotto-barolo-bricco-bos...
by Marshall Manning
September 19th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud
Replies: 33
Views: 1423

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud

The '14 version of this is absolutely killer. I've had three bottles this summer and can't seem to keep my hands off them. Just received a case of Thebaud ‘14s. Opened the first bottle last night and enjoyed half as apero. Will finish the other half this eve. Brilliant wine and would bury many Chab...
by Marshall Manning
September 17th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4010

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

I'm less confident making that call on 2005, as I have some concerns that it might go the way of 96 (though I really hope I'm wrong). I also think 2016 is a great vintage, personally. Greg, I'm not sure I get the comparison between the two vintages. 1996 was a less-ripe, high acid vintage that show...
by Marshall Manning
September 16th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9761

Re: Fires-Oregon

Jim Anderson wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 9:10 pm
I feel like you owe Eric and I some nice Piedmonte wines.
I don't have any from the '70s and '80s anymore. Would '98 Conterno Cascina Francia do?
by Marshall Manning
September 15th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 555
Views: 26632

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

There is a current error on the Wine Access site (at least the East Coast wine). Under limited time offers is the 2018 Alzinger Grüner Veltliner Mühlpint "Federspiel." I put that part in quotes because the wine is listed at 13%. If that is true, then the wine is cannot be a "Federspiel" by the Wach...
by Marshall Manning
September 15th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2274

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

As if one thread on this monstrosity wasn't enough, did we really need two separate threads? [rofl.gif]
by Marshall Manning
September 15th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9761

Re: Fires-Oregon

If only they had raked the forest and swept up the leaves! Haven't you been doing that in your spare time, Jim? BTW, had a very strange dream a few nights ago. I was still in the wine biz and was doing a trade tasting and after the tasting you, Eric Pottmeyer and I decided to eat outdoors at a rest...
by Marshall Manning
September 14th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 268230

Re: Official Costco Thread

Probably put out by this company : https://manoswine.com/

If so, they put mediocre juice into engraved bottles and sell them for far more than the wine is worth.
by Marshall Manning
September 13th, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3296

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

It’s like corkage, it’s a privelege, not a right , to be offered the top tier wines. I don’t need lesser Village or even lesser premier cru wines. But I understand when they are allocated. Retailer chooses how to offer, I choose whom to buy from. But I’m not buying wines I don’t want. There should ...
by Marshall Manning
September 13th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3296

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

I think that is important to realize that Rosenthal just cannot buy MSD 1er VV and CdlR from Lignier. They buy across the board and thus need to sell across the board. A lot of times wine geeks who aren't in the business don't quite get things like this. Or, they think, "Other people can just buy t...
by Marshall Manning
September 12th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is using DIAM?
Replies: 103
Views: 4888

Re: Who is using DIAM?

Had a 2017 Lingua Franca Avni Pinot Noir last night that used a DIAM 10.
by Marshall Manning
September 12th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9761

Re: Fires-Oregon

Is New Sammy’s Cowboy Bistro still standing in Talent? Fondly recalling impeccably cellared Egly Ouriet Coteaux Champenois Ambonnay Rouge 1996, Chave Hermitage Rouge 1989, & Le Gallais Wiltinger braune Kupp Auslese 1988 for a grand total of less than $500 on last visit. At least part of the cellar ...
by Marshall Manning
September 12th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 2944

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

I don't taste a ton of Napa SB, but did like the '18 Amici SB, which was a KL closeout under $20. More fig and melon fruit than grapefruit, and minimal oak, but with decent acidity. I'd imagine the real price is $30 or less?
by Marshall Manning
September 12th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pernand Vergelesses
Replies: 31
Views: 1827

Re: Pernand Vergelesses

Agree with Kris, that doesn't sound like Briailles at all unless there's been a style change at the domaine. They are usually very crunchy, tangy wines with minimal oak influence.
by Marshall Manning
September 12th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

Call Bryan at The Cellar Door in PDX. I started buying from him with 1998 vintage. He’s a great contact for wines well beyond Graillot, but will also ship to you at an excellent price. Bryan is a great guy, and is literally just around the corner from us. Tell him you know me and he'll charge you a...
by Marshall Manning
September 12th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The pleasures of barbera in a warm vintage (Burlotto '18)
Replies: 25
Views: 1331

Re: TN: The pleasures of barbera in a warm vintage (Burlotto '18)

John, try the Pelaverga and Dolcetto...both delicious in '18 to my palate. I generally like both better than Barbera, but there are some exceptions. Some producers want to oak up Barbera, although I'm sure Burlotto doesn't.
by Marshall Manning
September 11th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5386

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

crickey wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 11:27 am
If not buying wine because the price is more than I want to pay for it constitutes boycotting, I am currently boycotting thousands of wines!
I thought the same thing. A "boycott" is a much more active, punitive thing than just not buying something because the price is too high.
by Marshall Manning
September 11th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151760

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

J. Rock wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 10:56 am
In my experience, they add the promo to your account, it's not a link or discount code.
Yep, it wouldn't let me copy any link, it's just on my account.
by Marshall Manning
September 11th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Conterno
Replies: 15
Views: 874

Re: 2016 Conterno

Once upon a time, not so long ago, Aldo's wines were highly respected. He had a higher profile than his brother, probably in part because he studied at Berkeley after the war, so his English was excellent at a time when few people in the Langhe spoke it well. He had a real presence and charm, too. ...
by Marshall Manning
September 11th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne-Aligoté (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté)
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne-Aligoté (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté)

The Bouzeron Aligote from de Villaine also does nice things with age. We had some 15+ year old examples at the domaine and they were really nice.
by Marshall Manning
September 10th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151760

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

I received a $100 off $300 email from Wine Access a few days ago. Does anyone know how often they send those out, or did they just notice I hadn't made more than a couple of purchases?

If anyone needs a WA discount: http://share.wineaccess.com/v/marshall_1
by Marshall Manning
September 9th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mercurey Rising...
Replies: 1
Views: 306

TN: Mercurey Rising...

Tonight we had the 2006 De Villaine, Mercurey, Les Montots. Gorgeous nose of pure cherry fruit, a bit of aged bottle sweetness, but still bright, vibrant and oh so pretty. Accents of earth, tea, five spice, forest floor and mint round it out, but as with all De Villaine wines it's about purity, frui...
by Marshall Manning
September 6th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 152
Views: 7814

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Rick Allen wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 1:21 pm
2010 Cameron Clos Electrique - A great bottle of Chardonnay. Still lots of fresh fruit, but adding baked fruit aroma and flavors as well. Probably has 5-6 years (at least) left.
Tried this pre-Covid at L&E and loved it. One of the best OR Chards I've ever had.
by Marshall Manning
September 6th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New Release Zinfandel from Ridge Vineyards
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: TN: New Release Zinfandel from Ridge Vineyards

I certainly pick up on oak in Zinfandel or any wine for that matter. With that in mind I disagree that most of the recent Ridge Zins are dill-laden like you suggest. Do you have specific wines in mind? Lytton Springs, Pagani, Geyerserville? Tom I just generally have found the Ridge Zins, at least a...
by Marshall Manning
September 5th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New Release Zinfandel from Ridge Vineyards
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: TN: New Release Zinfandel from Ridge Vineyards

Question for you, Tom...I don't notice any mention of oak in your notes. Is it something you aren't sensitive to, or are these less American oak/dill-laden than most of the recent Ridge Zins?
by Marshall Manning
September 5th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is using DIAM?
Replies: 103
Views: 4888

Re: Who is using DIAM?

Syncline is using DIAM 10 on the 2019 Grenache Blanc. A really tasty WA white wine, BTW.
by Marshall Manning
September 4th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8091

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 5:41 am
That’s overall German Riesling. I only have about 250 bottles of Prüm right now.
ONLY?
by Marshall Manning
September 3rd, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8091

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 2:45 pm
From what Rob Panzer and others have told me, winemaking style is unchanged at JJ Prum since Katharina took over. How climate change may affect their longevity may be the bigger question.
I think Katharina has been primarily making the wines since around 2005-6, so yeah, they are just fine.
by Marshall Manning
September 3rd, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Pegau Réservée
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: TN: 2003 Pegau Réservée

Ramon, Years back, I loved the '98s, '00s, and '01s, so I bought a bunch of the 2003's. Several friends as well as critics loved it, but man I hated this wine. So overripe and roasted to my palate, I sold or gave away every bottle. I made the same mistake in 2007, and since then rarely buy CdP. Tas...
by Marshall Manning
September 2nd, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: TN: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14

Cool, Lee, that would be fun. Probably best to wait if she is at risk. Everyone is trying to be as safe as possible, but you never know for sure.
by Marshall Manning
September 2nd, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: TN: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14

Vincent Fritzsche wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 10:15 pm
Just had the ‘07 and it was fresh and revelatory.
I'm not above distance drinking in a park for aged Foillard.
by Marshall Manning
September 1st, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 65
Views: 2847

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

I came out West more than 30 years ago. And, you know what, there were people making similar complaints back then. The only difference is that at that time it was the "Californians" that were the bogeyman - now it's the "Amazonians". Emmett Watson's been pushing up daisies for almost twenty years. ...
by Marshall Manning
September 1st, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1977 Spring Mountain Pinot Noir, Napa Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: TN: 1977 Spring Mountain Pinot Noir, Napa Valley

I think there was a large library release of Spring Mountain wines about 10 years ago...maybe longer?
by Marshall Manning
August 29th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10545

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Aren't all the SQN wines going to be big, jammy, and alcoholic and get 95+ points anyway? If you like that style who cares about the reviews...just buy them.
by Marshall Manning
August 28th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fortuneate Son...
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: TN: Fortuneate Son...

Reds and whites are both awesome, but long gone are the days of $20 whites and $25 reds. Still great value to be fair. Yep, I used to sell them when I was in distribution. This was $26 wholesale when I bought it in 2014, although as a smaller distributor in OR, we didn't have the lowest prices in t...
by Marshall Manning
August 27th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mega Purple Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 960

Re: Mega Purple Question?

I also would guess that oak treatment has very little to do with hangovers and, once again, (in the old Barolo example at least), the low alcohol is to what the lack of hangovers were attributed. If I drank a lot of vodka (which has zero oak), I'm going to get a hangover. If you drank the same amou...
by Marshall Manning
August 27th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540137

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

Graham J wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 2:08 pm
I bought some too. And 0 residual sugar!
Someone tell Adam Frisch!!

Go to advanced search