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by kyledorsey
July 25th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 150
Views: 11515

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Todd (and all contributors) - what a great resource this is! The good/bad news for me is that my short list for a brief Oregon visit next month just went from about four to at least 16+. Will have to start mapping some of these out to see what may fit. While I am here, I will add that we really enj...
by kyledorsey
March 9th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to drink with A5?
Replies: 17
Views: 1438

Re: What to drink with A5?

I find Japanese beef to have a very clean and subtly mineral flavor and is really all about the fine grained texture and rendered marbling. Thus, I would be cautious about pairing anything too tannic or powerful. I think Volnay would be a nice choice especially from Lafarge or d'Angerville. Jura red...
by kyledorsey
March 3rd, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Girolamo Russo Etna Nerina (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 30
Views: 1264

Re: TN: 2017 Girolamo Russo Etna Nerina (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

I've had several aged (10-15yrs) wines from Calabretta that have a substantial proportion of Nerello that showed a lovely leathery/umami character but still retained some juicy black cherry fruit. I would say the aging curve depends a lot on the structure of the starting material; Calabretta tends t...
by kyledorsey
February 12th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?
Replies: 35
Views: 1924

Re: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?

I think describing something as modern is useful only in regions with producers that depart from broad stylistic norms for their region. It is useful to describe a Barolo producer that uses roto fermentation and barriques as modern since that delineates it from typical examples. Often, then, describ...
by kyledorsey
January 8th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6514

Re: January Offerings

Any word on Sandlands?
by kyledorsey
November 20th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 28688

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Arrived today! Very excited to try these.
by kyledorsey
October 30th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards
Replies: 42
Views: 2486

Re: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards

G. Greenbaum wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 9:45 am
Canary Islands.
I am surprised I had to scroll down this far on the thread to see this posited. Spectacular landscapes and wines.
by kyledorsey
October 17th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party
Replies: 42
Views: 1754

Re: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party

I'd probably go for the Beaujolais Villages bottling from Foillard with that lineup of dishes. It is lighter and fruitier than the Cote du Py which would be lost in this meal.
by kyledorsey
October 17th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 5348

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

For me, Principiano Barolo Boscareto 2004.
by kyledorsey
October 16th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 69
Views: 2167

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Nals Magreid and Abazzia di Novacella in Alto Adige and Venica & Venica in Friuli both make fine examples.
by kyledorsey
October 15th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 28688

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I got wrecked by you guys! Had a cart loaded up with neat things only to find that it was empty by the time of checkout. Went back through the process and picked up a handful of things and wish-listed many many others. Very excited to taste these.
by kyledorsey
October 10th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 155
Views: 10113

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

I've experienced a lot of variation with these. I've had two bottles that were very tart and out of balance and two that were brilliant dead ringers for st Joseph. We'll set with a bit more time.
by kyledorsey
October 9th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fine Disregard Fall Release
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Fine Disregard Fall Release

I agree, the semillon is lovely. A really great example of low intervention winemaking resulting in very clean wine.
by kyledorsey
October 4th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Mike, I strongly recommend Bloomer Creek which was mentioned by Jon. I have visited Bloomer each of the last two years. They are only open Saturday and Sunday and I found all of their wines to high quality. As I tend to only enjoy and buy "French" chards, I was particularly impressed by their 2014 ...
by kyledorsey
September 3rd, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers
Replies: 44
Views: 2475

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

Things I've enjoyed: Recaredo Cava: their reserva bottlings are delicious. Autolytic, slightly oxidative, very complex. Peter Lauer Riesling Sekt: scarcely recognizable as riesling. Delicious high acid and piercing bubbly. Kiràlyudvar sparkling Tokaji: rich, round, and opulent bubbles. Simpler than ...
by kyledorsey
July 22nd, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montalcino Winery Recommendations - Honeymoon!
Replies: 22
Views: 1475

Re: Montalcino Winery Recommendations - Honeymoon!

I had lovely tastings at Conti Costanti and Il Palazzone. Very private, no rush through the wines, lively conversation.
by kyledorsey
July 22nd, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1643

Re: 1981 wine

If you're open to something sweet, last weekend I had a 1981 Moulin Touchais that was singing beautifully.
by kyledorsey
July 16th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 62
Views: 4071

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

One go-to for me is the SP68 bottling from Occhipinti. Fresh and delicious, nice with all things tomato.
by kyledorsey
June 13th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine deal I have seen in LONG time
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

Re: Best wine deal I have seen in LONG time

You got a Venmo?
by kyledorsey
June 13th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 2328

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

What about something that shows some oxidative characteristics without being oxidized, such as Chateau Simone Palette blanc?
by kyledorsey
May 23rd, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: MarthaStouman post flirtation '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: TN: MarthaStouman post flirtation '17...(short/boring)

Martha Stouman has a deep understanding of winemaking--she certainly falls in the "natural" camp, but the wines are always clean. Had the 2018 Post Flirtation Red (building on a backbone of old vine zin and carignan IIRC) recently and it was the perfect summer red wine.
by kyledorsey
May 21st, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries
Replies: 24
Views: 1382

Re: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries

[...] Would you buy St.Aubins and St.Josephs to store for decades? I think well made examples of St. Joseph can go 15-20 years. Recently had some 2005s from Cuilleron that are showing really nicely. St. Aubin maybe 10-15, though in the hands of a good producer I think they will stand shoulder to sh...
by kyledorsey
May 20th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries
Replies: 24
Views: 1382

Re: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries

Things that come to mind for 2017:
-White burgundy; the couple PYCM St. Aubins I've had are very nice.
-Riesling: the 2017 Kellers are electric. Alzinger in Austria was very successful too.
-Rhones: I've had some Vincent Paris St. Joseph that was sappy and delicious.
by kyledorsey
May 4th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing help. Fish Veracruz
Replies: 17
Views: 709

Re: Pairing help. Fish Veracruz

Occhipinti SP68, either the white or red! White has broad orchard fruits, slight nuttiness, great sensation of salinity. The red is frappatto/nero d'avola and has great acidity, purple floral aromatics, and fresh fruit on the red side of the spectrum.
by kyledorsey
April 26th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Theme ideas for tasting that I will host?
Replies: 26
Views: 1123

Re: Theme ideas for tasting that I will host?

Riesling! Such an expressive grape, thrives in many different expressions. You could keep it worldwide like your SB dinner, or narrow it down and either way you'll have a diverse number of wines.
by kyledorsey
April 17th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 4255

Re: What's your house champagne?

Often the NV Chartogne-Taillet, though I have been enjoying the 2011 Michel Gonnet BdB.
by kyledorsey
March 28th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 3381

Re: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle

A handful of ideas that come to mind that are readily available at retail:
Carpineto Vino Nobile Riserva 2013
Felsina Berardegna Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
Lopez de la Heredia Viña Cubillo 2009
Chateau Moulin de Tricot Haut Medoc 2014
by kyledorsey
March 25th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Say you know someone and they only think wine is red...
Replies: 52
Views: 2363

Re: Say you know someone and they only think wine is red...

I would focus on something that has a boatload of acidity and cut. I think a lot of casual wine-drinkers associate white wine with off-dry fruity wines (soccer mom chard) and therefore assume that wines that share some of those characteristics are not good. I agree with the poster above that rieslin...
by kyledorsey
March 25th, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Farr Vintners retastes 2009 Bordeaux 10 years on.
Replies: 40
Views: 4335

Re: Farr Vintners retastes 2009 Bordeaux 10 years on.

I haven't had any of the 'big names' from 2009, but a 2009 Cantemerle opened the other night was showing well. It could probably go a few more years, but I don't see a particular reason to wait.
by kyledorsey
March 20th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 birth year
Replies: 59
Views: 2802

Re: 2013 birth year

Piedmont piedmont piedmont piedmont

Most of the traditionalist producers made outstanding and classic wines in 2013. I have yet to open most of mine, but I am holding many of the Produttori Cru Barbarescos, Brovia, Vajra, Vietti, and Oddero.
by kyledorsey
March 19th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post wines that tastes like cheese please!
Replies: 26
Views: 1502

Re: Post wines that tastes like cheese please!

Young champagnes that have gone through malo often have a cheese-like note from the confluence of the ML indicators and the lees/yeast indicators. Natty chenin blanc and Etna carricante have this musky character that is not unlike cheese.
by kyledorsey
March 16th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores in Boston
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Wine stores in Boston

I enjoyed Social Wines in the Southport area when I was in town for a conference last week.
by kyledorsey
March 1st, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gigondas is More Enjoyable than Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Fight me!
Replies: 66
Views: 3658

Re: Gigondas is More Enjoyable than Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Fight me!

I'd echo the recommendations here for Gour de Chaule. These wines are ferocious, a little wild, and structured. Very old- school style of S. Rhône.
by kyledorsey
February 21st, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter Magazine: Raul Perez best wine maker in the world?
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Decanter Magazine: Raul Perez best wine maker in the world?

2014 La Vittoriana and La Poulosa from his La Vizcaina label. Old vine Mencia with an eye toward structure. These wines were important for me as they showed me the greatness of Bierzo. Kinda like having my first Foillard Cote du Py.
by kyledorsey
February 19th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 178
Views: 11398

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

Having had Langhe nebbiolos from De Forville, Cavalotto and Produttori, I am so excited for the '16 Barbarescos and Barolos. The barberas and dolcettos I've had from '16 are rocking as well: structure, fruit, acid all in spades. The De Forville nebbiolo '16 really is good, isn't it? That and the Ci...
by kyledorsey
February 16th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage
Replies: 58
Views: 4931

Re: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage

Baggage handlers have been caught rifling through bags. One stole a whole plane last summer, but that’s a different story. Would it be appropriate to file a claim with the airline as well as TSA? Do airlines employ their own baggage handlers though? My impression was that this was always contracted...
by kyledorsey
February 16th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage
Replies: 58
Views: 4931

Re: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage

Was it packed in any sort of packing, or just stuffed inside a suitcase? It was packed tightly inside some socks. So they re-packed my socks but not the wine. Maybe the thief likes Valtellina, but more likely just saw a "free" bottle of wine and now wonders why they didn't grab the other bottle ins...
by kyledorsey
February 16th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 178
Views: 11398

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

Having had Langhe nebbiolos from De Forville, Cavalotto and Produttori, I am so excited for the '16 Barbarescos and Barolos. The barberas and dolcettos I've had from '16 are rocking as well: structure, fruit, acid all in spades.
by kyledorsey
February 16th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage
Replies: 58
Views: 4931

TSA lifted wine from checked luggage

Last week when flying out of LAX, I had packed a couple wines in my checked luggage. When I arrived home, I found an inspection notice and that one of my wines was missing! Has this happened to anyone else? I've filed a well-documented claim with TSA, so it's just a waiting game at this point. I'm m...
by kyledorsey
February 11th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Cost to Grape to Expression" Ratio
Replies: 19
Views: 870

Re: "Cost to Grape to Expression" Ratio

Kevin Porter wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 5:49 pm
I’ll play

White - Aligote or Melon de Bourgogne

Red - Gamay
Beat me to it!
by kyledorsey
February 10th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Are Your Favorite N. Piedmont Producers
Replies: 36
Views: 2720

Re: Who Are Your Favorite N. Piedmont Producers

Had a couple bottles from Rovellotti over the last two weeks. Wow is it great juice! 09 and 11 Chioso dei Pomi. 09 is rich, plummy, truffley and really singing right now with many years of upside and development ahead. The 11 is more sleek in structure and feminine with pretty red fruits poking thr...
by kyledorsey
February 6th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 6994

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Woo! My first order was last year, so I wasn't allocated the Refosco (counting on others here to tell me how it is!), but I am happy with my order. A nice mix of Chenin, Trousseau, and Mataro for me, with emphasis on the various Chenins. It is ridiculous how good these wines are at these prices, esp...
by kyledorsey
February 3rd, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Roagna Langhe Rosso - BestBuy Piedmont
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: 2013 Roagna Langhe Rosso - BestBuy Piedmont

I adore this wine. Over-performs its price point year after year. The 2010 was the first one that I had and I have been a Roagna enthusiast since. ... According to a german wine merchant a declassified Barolo. Yes, good stuff and drinkable even now. Not so much 'declassified' as younger vine. And ev...
by kyledorsey
January 17th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...
Replies: 67
Views: 2351

Re: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...

A lot of old-school Piedmont has a touch of VA. A little can bring forth a lot of interesting aromatics, but a lot can mask everything else.
by kyledorsey
January 8th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 11104

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

I'm limiting this to wines that I have a lot of experience with--excluding fantasy buys and wines that I've only experienced once. It's reflective of a my most common consumption habits though I would squeeze in Wiesser Kunstler if I had an extra spot. Domaine Huet Olga Raffault Pierre-Yves Colin-Mo...
by kyledorsey
January 7th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 7485

Re: Favorite Producer

White: Domaine Huet
Red: Paolo Bea
by kyledorsey
January 4th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this orange wine ORANGE?
Replies: 27
Views: 1116

Re: Is this orange wine ORANGE?

It looks like your bottle is substantially advanced for its youth. I opened a '99 today and it is a brilliant but deep yellow.
by kyledorsey
January 1st, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 8456

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

'06 Dauvissat La Forest stole the show for me. Has a distinct malo character which might put off some folks but for me I loved the way it played with the citrus and waxy characters in the wine.
by kyledorsey
January 1st, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Sirmian with NC Pulled Pork Barbecue [in vinegar sauces]
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: 2015 Sirmian with NC Pulled Pork Barbecue [in vinegar sauces]

I haven't had the 2016 Sirmian [Pinot Bianco]. But I have had the 2016 Punggl [Pinot Grigio], and it was a monster of a wine. In fact, I first tasted the 2015 Sirmian next to the 2016 Punggl, which is why my initial impression of the 2015 Sirmian was of a much more delicate wine than it proved to b...

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