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by Ian S
October 13th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 53
Views: 2749

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Wes Barton wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 4:29 pm

You could say my interest in his ratings is like apples to cats. Apples are of little interest to cats.
I beg to differ. There are quite a few compilation videos of cats playing with Apples (MacBooks, iPads) on YouTube. Seems like they're VERY interested.
by Ian S
October 13th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 53
Views: 2749

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 12:35 pm
There are plenty of 90-94 point from whomever Napa Cabs at $180+ price points. To single hers out for scorn is n̷o̷t̷ ̷f̷a̷i̷r̷ what we do all the time here on Wine Berserkers.
FIFY [stirthepothal.gif] neener
by Ian S
October 13th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 53
Views: 2749

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

i dont have a dog in this hunt (have never had the wine and almost certainly never will), but having just flipped through the most recent wine spectator (with all 2016 bottle scores to date). Number of wines rated by WS for this vintage 100 - Zero 99 - Zero 98 - Zero 97 . - One (Colgin IX) So from ...
by Ian S
October 12th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 53
Views: 2749

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

blarmston wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 10:40 am
Saw in recent Napa report from WS that Laube gave the 2016 a 92. Not too shabby.
A 92 in a vintage replete with 98's, 99's, and 100's for many wines in the same price range is actually sort of shabby. [snort.gif]
by Ian S
October 8th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 68
Views: 2129

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

Hold on - what about slate in Riesling? It comes from the soil in Mosel, which is the vineyard category, so is that primary? Or is it secondary?
by Ian S
October 8th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 53
Views: 2749

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

She didn't quite make it as a model, didn't quite make it as a race car driver either, so what should be different when it comes to wine?
by Ian S
October 8th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2143

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

Jim Stewart wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 4:43 am
We are a "field blend" country and culture. Many of us are "field blend" in our DNA and ancestry.
We're mutts. Check your nose - I bet it's cold.
by Ian S
October 7th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2143

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

You could show her the American interpretation of a Bordeaux blend like Virage, Phelps Insignia, or Mark Ryan Dead Horse. 2011 would be a decent vintage if you want her to taste as close to a European version as possible, or 2012 if you want her to experience a more ripe style. Either vintage is dri...
by Ian S
October 7th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!

Sounds like it would pair with pasta & red gravy well. [whistle.gif] [wink.gif]
by Ian S
October 7th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 2:24 am
So far as I know they are the same wine.
Report it as a duplicate to CellarTracker.
by Ian S
October 6th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 34
Views: 2494

Re: Mountain Lions

I see these all the time - some of my wife's divorced friends are cougars.
by Ian S
October 5th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Spatlese
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: 2001 Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Spatlese

Scott Brunson wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 9:34 am
I think I finished my 01s but I have an 02 or two remaining.
2002 is no slouch at all; just not as renown as 2001.
by Ian S
October 2nd, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015

Odd, but wonderful.
by Ian S
October 2nd, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18303

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Guess my wife and I can wave bye-bye to Mosel Riesling for a while. [cry.gif]
by Ian S
October 2nd, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 34
Views: 2494

Re: Mountain Lions

No pictures? I think you're lion to us Theodora! [snort.gif] [wink.gif]
by Ian S
October 1st, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 77
Views: 4903

Re: Napa Cab under $100

Nathan Smyth, you're my hero.

Please make an avatar of you wearing a black cowboy hat.
by Ian S
October 1st, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chappellet Pritchard Hill Release Party
Replies: 17
Views: 1088

Re: Chappellet Pritchard Hill Release Party

FYI: the 2012 Pritchard Hill was $150 a bottle, and a purchase of 3 included the OWC. A 100 point wine.... In this case it was JD. Jeb Dunnuck? He's getting as bad as James Suckling with the high scores lately. It's like he gets a bonus for every 99 and a double bonus for every 100 he gives to 2016 ...
by Ian S
September 30th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of good, not so much great
Replies: 54
Views: 1832

Re: Lots of good, not so much great

Compared to the plonk the average person drinks, nearly all our bottles are great. Maybe you should recalibrate the meter by drinking bottom shelf sub-$10 bottles from the supermarket for a few months. You'll relearn how to appreciate the bounty in your cellar. Ian, your point isn't lost on me, and...
by Ian S
September 30th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of good, not so much great
Replies: 54
Views: 1832

Re: Lots of good, not so much great

Compared to the plonk the average person drinks, nearly all our bottles are great. Maybe you should recalibrate the meter by drinking bottom shelf sub-$10 bottles from the supermarket for a few months. You'll relearn how to appreciate the bounty in your cellar.
by Ian S
September 29th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Phelps...thoughts?
Replies: 30
Views: 2403

Re: Joseph Phelps...thoughts?

Since the 2002 Insignia, I have not hunted for Phelps wine. Same here. 2002 was the end for me. Probably for different reasons though. Victor, by his own admission several times in a few threads, is either a cheapskate or legitimately can't afford to play in that arena. [berserker.gif] [popcorn.gif]
by Ian S
September 28th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 96
Views: 6227

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

Doug Schulman wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 10:02 am

I do wonder, though, why anyone ever tries to reason with Nathan or get him to make sense. There is no point. Everyone can see his posts for what they are.
Nathan is no Alan Eden. [snort.gif]
by Ian S
September 28th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 96
Views: 6227

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

Adam G wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 7:11 pm

Partnering with a Berserker Winery to get a bunch of it into our hands could be a boon for everybody...just a thought!
Small side custom crush opportunities abound. You'd be daft not to check out sites that offer them.
by Ian S
September 28th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

I think the reason for the longer wait is that people that may have deleted the e mail a few years ago, are now paying attention and purchasing. Hmm, I believe the longer wait comes down to economics 101. champagne.gif Cases produced: 2010 -- 92 2011 -- 116 2012 -- 143 (thx David) 2013 -- 227 2014 ...
by Ian S
September 27th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

What did Jeb Dunnuck score this wine? I see he gave the 2015 a 99, and mentioned something about the 2016 being even better (found on K&L's site), so I assume it got 100 points.
by Ian S
September 27th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Only a meager $50 to use that link. Thanks!
by Ian S
September 25th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader Double Diamond release
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: Schrader Double Diamond release

AlexS wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Decided to look through old emails...

2007 Double Diamond pricing: $420

*per 12 bottle case
Gotta read the fine print!
by Ian S
September 25th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6215

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

Victor Hong wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Given French government collaboration, how about French wine in general?
Or taking it a step further: Italian wine.
by Ian S
September 24th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4076

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

Marcu$ Stanley wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 12:47 pm

Nathan specializes in blowing peoples' minds, it's why he hangs out here! [cheers.gif]
Has he earned the coveted Black Hat yet?
by Ian S
September 23rd, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4076

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 6:57 pm

Is the basic Montelena Cab no longer classic?
While it's not quite as powerful as their Estate, I'd say it's still a classic.

How about Heitz Cellars regular Napa Valley? Can't believe it hasn't been mentioned yet.
by Ian S
September 23rd, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oechsle Level and Effect on Riesling
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Oechsle Level and Effect on Riesling

Acidity is an important part of the equation you're asking us to solve. Higher acidity can support higher levels of residual sugar.
by Ian S
September 23rd, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2260

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 3:59 pm
Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
by Ian S
September 23rd, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting corked out of my mouth
Replies: 38
Views: 1299

Re: Getting corked out of my mouth

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 5:06 pm
Just opened a 2010 Lillian and it was corked. Took a few sips to confirm and now I can’t seem to get the taste out of my mouth.
Don't be such a cork sucker. [snort.gif]
by Ian S
September 23rd, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Making wine in a drier, hotter world
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Making wine in a drier, hotter world

Victor Hong wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 6:56 am
Making wine in a drier, hotter world
....without birds.
by Ian S
September 17th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: american wines suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1048

Re: american wines suggestions?

Try'em all and buy the ones you like again.
by Ian S
September 17th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

H Wallace Jr wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Order in. My daughter gets the '16s and my son will get the '18s.
Who gets the '17?
by Ian S
September 17th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3803

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

Wine Advocate featuring Monica Larner

Has a ring to it, no?
by Ian S
September 17th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1187

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

Isn't it a fire hazard to store something so volatile in your cellar for a decade or more?
by Ian S
September 17th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

J. Singleton wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 10:00 am
Pretty sweet that a case purchase comes with a signed authentic vineyard-worn harvest boot.
Buy a pallet and you get the socks and boots Graeme wore during punch-down AND the shirt Alex wore during the press. (complete with stains from the grapes) champagne.gif
by Ian S
September 17th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

I didn't get an email saying the release was open, but I was able to login to my account and place an order just now. Check again. It's possible the site went live with allocations before the system generated the notification emails. (I will be in meetings the rest of the day, so I wanted to try to...
by Ian S
September 17th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

spkaiser wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 9:08 am
If something happened to me before purchasing my allocation my wife would never forgive me.
Oh yeah! Not just spousal permission, but spousal demand! [cheers.gif]
by Ian S
September 17th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 72
Views: 4961

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

No offense to Robert but why would any of us order an 03 Bordeaux when you could order a 1918 with perfect provenance for roughly the same price. I do not like 2003 Bordeauxs. But, if I was there with a client or business associate who preferred a 2003 Bordeaux, I would order a 2003 Bordeaux. If I ...
by Ian S
September 16th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cabernet Harvest
Replies: 17
Views: 1547

Re: Napa Cabernet Harvest

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 6:31 pm
It is so funny that at least posters think there have been 18 vintages of the century in 20 years.
I didn't say I agreed with the hype. neener
by Ian S
September 16th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3803

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

Lots of famous people sell their name to a company who makes a product that has nothing to do with the actual person. At least Robert Parker used to do wine reviews.
by Ian S
September 15th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cabernet Harvest
Replies: 17
Views: 1547

Re: Napa Cabernet Harvest

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:20 pm


What does that mean?
#vintageofthecentury [wink.gif]
Is 2017 then the only vintage in the 2000s that is not a vintage of the century???? [scratch.gif]
You forgot 2011. [oops.gif]
by Ian S
September 15th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Craig G wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 5:54 am
YLee wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:45 am
Do the wines get shipped in a wooden box?
I think it was a metal truck.
Are you sure it was metal?

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by Ian S
September 13th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 82
Views: 3283

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Adam Frisch wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 3:10 am
We need a new official classification, Bone Dry in that case. Bone Dry: less than 1g/l.
Knochentrocken! Can't decide if it's got a great ring to it, or if I want to giggle my ass off when saying it. [snort.gif]
by Ian S
September 11th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 58
Views: 4995

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

Could I plant a vine in my backyard and call it To Kalon East? deadhorse
Anton D wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 5:54 pm

This is our dog, To Kalon
Do you call him Toke for short? [snort.gif]
by Ian S
September 11th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

YLee wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 2:37 pm
I think there is way too much gossip going on here.
This is the internet and we are on a chat forum, right? [scratch.gif] Innuendo, gossip, opinions, stories, rumors, and the like are all grist for the mill.
by Ian S
September 10th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Oh, Danny, this isn't Russia. Is this Russia? This isn't Russia, is it? I didn't think so.
by Ian S
September 10th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 64
Views: 5354

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

What was the per-bottle price of the Sleeping Lady and the Diamond Mountain?

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