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by RyanC
July 9th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Kikuhime - World Class Sake FINALLY Here and for Sale!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: Kikuhime - World Class Sake FINALLY Here and for Sale!!!

This is amazing. Bravo. I just wish I could buy some. Hopefully soon!
by RyanC
July 8th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sippin' Tequila Recs
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: Sippin' Tequila Recs

I know this is non-responsive but my answer is that you should drink Mezcal. For my money, good (even average) Mezcal blows virtually any tequila out of the water in terms of complexity and interest. Within the tequila category I enjoy Fortaleza and sometimes Casa Dragones Blanco.
by RyanC
July 7th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Perignon Andy Warhol Label
Replies: 38
Views: 2070

Re: TN: 2002 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Perignon Andy Warhol Label

For years I thought 02 Dom was tight and underwhelming. Recently I’ve thought it great with huge upside still. A couple months ago ‘95 original disgorgement was phenomenal and fresh with further improvement possible.
by RyanC
July 5th, 2020, 10:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2693

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

I'll play. Essentially all of these were consumed with home-cooked meals with the family. So perhaps not as many "trophy" type wines as in a typical quarter. But very likely more enjoyment. Winner : 2005 Allemand Chaillot. By a considerable margin. Probably my WOTY Runners up : 1995 Dom Perignon - O...
by RyanC
July 5th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal

Brilliant lineup and great notes. Thanks!
by RyanC
July 5th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgundy
Replies: 22
Views: 1372

Re: 2014 Red Burgundy

I am also bullish on '14s. I also think many have largely shut down. Right before Covid hit, I attended a horizontal of '14 GCs. They were shut down hard. It may be that the villages are still open, but I'm keeping my hands off '14s for a while. I think they will emerge beautifully from their slumbe...
by RyanC
June 29th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1431
Views: 85015

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Pretty good deals on Jadot if you like their wines.
Yes. I asked for some ‘17 Estournelles. Their Estournelles is a personal favorite. I was also tempted by the ‘15 Boudots.
by RyanC
June 24th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Fun thread. I've been fortunate to have tried many of the wines on these lists. Some that have eluded me, which I'd love to try, include: d'Auvenay (anything) Roumier Musigny or BM Faiveley Musigny Coche Perrieres or CC Roumier or Lafon Monty (but I've had Leflaive) Jayer Gentaz Petrus Giacosa Red ...
by RyanC
June 24th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Fun thread. I've been fortunate to have tried many of the wines on these lists. Some that have eluded me, which I'd love to try, include: d'Auvenay (anything) Roumier Musigny or BM Faiveley Musigny Coche Perrieres or CC Ramonet or Lafon Monty (but I've had Leflaive and DRC) Jayer Gentaz Petrus Giaco...
by RyanC
June 24th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666552

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

When do you think 2008 will be ready? I have only 2 and don't want to open it too early. I got six on release in the UK (no one wanted it) and drank five of them far too quickly (I've subsequently had to back-fill). The 2008 is beautifully expressive and perfumed right now, and I often drink it in ...
by RyanC
June 24th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4353

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

I've spent the last month in Telluride and we've been cooking every night. To stock up, we placed big orders at Flannery and d'Artagnan, as well as some orders at Browne Trading Co. Here are some impressions: - Flannery steak obviously is phenomenal. We had a 'Jorge' California Reserve last night th...
by RyanC
June 18th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 François Lumpp Givry Clos des Vignes Rondes
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: TN: 2017 François Lumpp Givry Clos des Vignes Rondes

Awesome note. Never tried a Lumpp white. Sounds like I need to ASAP.
by RyanC
June 17th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Etienne Sauzet Montrachet
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: Etienne Sauzet Montrachet

While I’ve not had their Montrachet, in my view Sauzet has been absolutely on fire in recent vintages. I bet the Montys are phenomenal.
by RyanC
June 14th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5820

Re: Keller Silliness

Jürgen Steinke wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 7:29 am
Grüner Veltliner is the most underrated white wine grape. But it is probably not wise to say this because the prices are still relativ reasonable.
Absolutely true.
by RyanC
June 13th, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5820

Re: Keller Silliness

can remove “Keller” and substitute many white or Burgundies and have the same complaints 100%. For some reason it seems that White Burg is subject to hype more than just about anything else. And at least Keller is up there with some of the best Riesling—the question is more of value. I just don’t g...
by RyanC
June 13th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5820

Re: Keller Silliness

They're excellent wines no doubt, but the current secondary market pricing is stupid. I'd pay $75 or even probably $100+. But for $200+, no thanks. I'm with David on Austria: I think that often Alzinger, Prager, Brundlmayer et al are every bit as good--often better--regardless of price. I’m not rea...
by RyanC
June 13th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5820

Re: Keller Silliness

They're excellent wines no doubt, but the current secondary market pricing is stupid. I'd pay $75 or even probably $100+. But for $200+, no thanks. I'm with David on Austria: I think that often Alzinger, Prager, Brundlmayer et al are every bit as good--often better--regardless of price.
by RyanC
June 12th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1431
Views: 85015

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Yao C wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 10:28 am
I responded 2 minutes after the cellar email and ALL the Giacosa was sold out [soap.gif]

I guess that's the reality these days... though I did snag some 2001 Rieussec and 2001 JJ Prum WS Spatlese
Well, you beat me to the '01 Prum WS. I would have taken all of it.
by RyanC
June 9th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 1351

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

PB&J may be the perfect food. I think I ate it every day during 3 years of law school.
by RyanC
June 8th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666552

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

'17 Ramonet Chassagne AOC
'17 Mugnier Chambolle AOC
'17 Bruno Clair Cazetiers
'16 Bruno Clair Marsannay 'Longeroies'
by RyanC
June 3rd, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 05 Allemand 'Chaillot'
Replies: 16
Views: 840

TN: 05 Allemand 'Chaillot'

Purchased recently from board member Cary Rosner and just flat-out phenomenal. Perhaps the best wine I've had this year. Deep and dark and layered and pure and just gnarly enough. Young but with an expressive nose and generous palate. Particularly excellent in Teiluride's crisp evening air. Clearly ...
by RyanC
June 3rd, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8048

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

I nearly always buy in 3-6 btl increments, but I do have ~20 btls each of 07 Climens (375s) and Krug 164 (mixture 750s and mags). Nothing else above 12. Climens bc 07 is our anniversary. Krug 164 bc I love it young and I know I’ll love it at middle age and love it old.
by RyanC
May 29th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 00 Wines Chardonnay EGW (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: TN: 2016 00 Wines Chardonnay EGW (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Interesting! I've been simultaneously intrigued and turned off by Envoyer's breathless hype. Sounds like I need to give it a try.
by RyanC
May 29th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

Yes happy birthday! I recently-ish opened an '02 d'Angerville Taillepieds and it left a similar impression. A Burg-lover's Burg.
by RyanC
May 27th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4892

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

I am very concerned for the taste of the people who said Rousseau Chambertin is a beautiful label. Don’t let your judgement be clouded by the wine contained therein, that thing is a gaudy disaster. No. It's like Versailles. Decorating your McMansion like Versailles is gaudy. But Versailles is allow...
by RyanC
May 27th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom or Krug 168
Replies: 28
Views: 1869

Re: 2008 Dom or Krug 168

there’s only a dilemma if you are buying just one bottle. If buying multiple, split the purchase between the two. Agree. They're both high-quality bottles from producers with phenomenal track records for producing ageworthy wines. The difference is mostly a matter of personal preference. My (slight...
by RyanC
May 26th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 48
Views: 3122

Re: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc

HUGE fan of Roulot BB...really shows you "Roulot", and Jean Marc considers it his most important wine. Love Leflaive...they are VERY close in form to the villages. Mixed on pycm as it's the only wine that I've had from them that didn't move me to write a tn. What about Coche? I like them, but the q...
by RyanC
May 26th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4892

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Great topic! The ones I love: JB Neufeld - very Saul Bass, love it! Jonata, Gaja etc - I'm a sucker for the ones where there's a contrasting band at the top, like in the Dubonnet/Campari camp. Enfield Wine Co - that huge swath of red is really simple and eye catching. Hunter Glenn - I love how they...
by RyanC
May 26th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4892

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

These threads regularly pop up. And they're always great. Here are some quick thoughts: Perfection Dom Perignon Petrus Rousseau Chambertin Yquem Others I Love Arnaud Ente Boisson-Vadot Dirty & Rowdy DRC Hudelot-Noellat Fourrier JJ Prum Krug Clos du Mesnil (old style) Leflaive (current iteration) Pa...
by RyanC
May 26th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4892

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

William Kelley wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Jerry Hey wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 7:43 am
Rousseau Chambertin
And by extension the Hospices de Romanèche Thorins' Moulin-à-Vent label - designed by the same printer, almost identical!
And it can be yours for less than 1% of the cost of Rousseau!
by RyanC
May 26th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4892

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

These threads regularly pop up. And they're always great. Here are some quick thoughts: Perfection Dom Perignon Petrus Rousseau Chambertin Yquem Others I Love Arnaud Ente Boisson-Vadot Dirty & Rowdy DRC Hudelot-Noellat Fourrier JJ Prum Krug Clos du Mesnil (old style) Leflaive (current iteration) Pal...
by RyanC
May 24th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666552

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

After vowing to take a break from buying, a couple bottles of '14 VCC that I saw locally while re-stocking Scotch and Mezcal. Now I'm gonna stop. You will not regret the VCC. Your posts were one of the reasons I pulled the trigger. $150 and I don't think there's much better BDX for that price.
by RyanC
May 24th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666552

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

After vowing to take a break from buying, a couple bottles of '14 VCC that I saw locally while re-stocking Scotch and Mezcal. Now I'm gonna stop.
by RyanC
May 23rd, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Second Zoom tasting – Chave Hermitage
Replies: 44
Views: 1629

Re: TN: Second Zoom tasting – Chave Hermitage

Great tasting. That 05 is such a legend. Perhaps the best wine I’ve had this year.
by RyanC
May 22nd, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 22
Views: 492

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

The K&L auction for three bottles right now is going for crazy pricing. Wow. Just looked. That's wild. I've purchased this wine for ~$60-70/btl in the last year. Just yesterday Benchmark offered 10 bottles of '01 JJ Prum G-H Auslese for $59/btl (unfortunately I saw the email too late). All of that ...
by RyanC
May 22nd, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 22
Views: 492

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

Phenomenal. I still try to buy '01s whenever I find them. They're still silly cheap for the quality.
by RyanC
May 21st, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4353

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

Last night I cooked one of the unfrozen-on-arrival-but-then-refrozen Pasturebird chickens. Still delicious. But on reflection my local farm’s pasture chickens are just as good. So I’ll probably stick with them.
by RyanC
May 20th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: premox x 3
Replies: 24
Views: 1372

Re: TN: premox x 3

ugh ugh ugh
by RyanC
May 20th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Whisky Glasses
Replies: 15
Views: 801

Re: Best Whisky Glasses

Thanks everyone. I drink mine neat. Glencairn looks like the best option.
by RyanC
May 20th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot vs Bouchard in 1er Meursault...
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Jadot vs Bouchard in 1er Meursault...

Bouchard for me too but I haven’t had Jadot in the last few vintages and the recent reviews are great. I just put in for a few btls of Jadot Perrieres from Envoyer this afternoon.
by RyanC
May 19th, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Whisky Glasses
Replies: 15
Views: 801

Best Whisky Glasses

I'm in the market and would love your thoughts.
by RyanC
May 19th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Produttori Montestefanos
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Re: TN: Three Produttori Montestefanos

On Sunday, I opened an '08 Montestefano. It's a beauty of a wine--floral and fragrant and balanced--but nowhere near ready. Needs a decade.
by RyanC
May 18th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 101
Views: 5238

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

I like 13 also, just don’t think it has enough fruit in some cases. I thought about putting it in the tier above but ultimately decided to keep it there. It's a tough exercise. In my own personal (not-fully-informed and likely skewed) view, I think it's very possible that all 3 of your vintages in ...
by RyanC
May 17th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 101
Views: 5238

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Personally I think 2010 is underrated. Of course, everyone loves it, but it may well be the greatest vintage of my lifetime, and I am not sure it is being recognized as such. So what are the pros/cons for 2005 and 2010? A pro for 2010 is that it will be drinkable in my lifetime. I think right now 2...
by RyanC
May 17th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large Burg Houses
Replies: 24
Views: 1343

Re: Large Burg Houses

My view: the negociants (misleading term b/c most of their best wines are domaine fruit) provide superlative value these days, and the quality for some has increased notably in recent years. thanks for this entire answer! thats exactly the kind of info I knew this site had in its knowledge bank. In...
by RyanC
May 17th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large Burg Houses
Replies: 24
Views: 1343

Re: Large Burg Houses

My view: the negociants (misleading term b/c most of their best wines are domaine fruit) provide superlative value these days, and the quality for some has increased notably in recent years. I particularly love the direction that Faiveley has gone recently (mainly reds but whites too), and Jadot has...
by RyanC
May 13th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666552

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2004 La Mission Haut Brion, not a very good vintage but it did not break the bank. They made some really lovely wines in 2004. LMHB is actually very good. Yea I keep seeing people comment on 2004 in a negative light. Like many vintages, there are winners, losers and average wines. That LMHB is beau...
by RyanC
May 10th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

Great note. I and others have touted this wine. It’s brilliant. One of those vintages where it all came together. I recently bought a few more btls.
by RyanC
May 9th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4353

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

Mine were still frozen. Thawed one for dinner tonight. We will see. George I cooked my first Pasture Bird on the BGE tonight. Super-duper-tasty. About as good as any chicken I’ve cooked. The ‘09 Faiveley Chambolle ‘La Combe d’Orveau’ opened alongside is phenomenal and drinking very well in its yout...
by RyanC
May 8th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4353

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

For those experienced with Pasturebird -- Do you know if they ship frozen? There doesn't seem to be anything on the website or in the emails about this. My shipment arrived with empty bags that seem to have once contained dry ice and some cold but not frozen birds. Unclear whether I can freeze them...

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