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by RyanC
September 17th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bartolo Mascarello price jump
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Bartolo Mascarello price jump

The wines are very trendy, sure. But they've also improved markedly since Maria Teresa took over in ~2006, and then they had much heralded vintages in 2010 and 2013. This coincided with recent vintages of Giacosa becoming less trendy. A perfect storm for big price appreciation.
by RyanC
September 15th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 33
Views: 1176

Re: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home

I have a 500-btl cabinet at home that's about 2/3 full. The rest is offsite.
by RyanC
September 8th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10739
Views: 387492

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

I've drank very well this year, and this bottle tonight was one of the best I've had. $90 from Envoyer a few years ago -- a pristine bottle and a silly bargain. I just looked back at the Envoyer email and apparently this is ex-cellar; not surprising given the condition. Glad I have another. I should...
by RyanC
September 6th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3317

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. I totally agree and almost wrote that. 2010's are pretty expensive, and not too easy to find, and pretty universally lauded....
by RyanC
September 3rd, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3317

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

2000 has gone from vastly underrated to properly rated to sort of overrated.

2008, 2013, and 2014 are underrated.
by RyanC
September 3rd, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 51
Views: 2913

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

OK, I will likely buy some incoming (again) for this comment, but may I ask why fully 50% of your many posts are to alert fellow WB's of mailing list offers? If we exclude the topic of golf, it would be closer to 75%. What am I missing? Your fellow WB's who are on the list would see the same thing ...
by RyanC
September 3rd, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 51
Views: 2913

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

The Chardonnay is the prize for me. Jamie is batting 1.000 so far on his Chards, and I could be wrong but I think Trout Gulch was the source of Jamie's reference-quality 2014 SC Chard.
by RyanC
August 30th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese
Replies: 21
Views: 599

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese

Somewhat inspired by this thread, last night I opened a '90 J.J. Prum W-S Auslese. It is an absolutely brilliant wine drinking at peak.
by RyanC
August 29th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese
Replies: 21
Views: 599

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese

I bought some of this recently for $50/btl and I buy back-vintage JJP whenever I can find it. They age so gorgeously. They may well be the wine world's best-value ageworthy wines.
by RyanC
August 27th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 18
Views: 1908

Re: London Recos

I loved the Savoy a few months back.

I also had a sensational meal at Clove Club, a very good one at Ikoyi, and a satisfying one at the Barbary.
by RyanC
August 27th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sake. Very interesting beverage. My Kyoto experience
Replies: 33
Views: 1168

Re: Sake. Very interesting beverage. My Kyoto experience

Love this thread. I desperately need to make it back to Japan. One of my favorite beverage experiences was the high-end sake pairings at Ryugin in Tokyo. Outrageously expensive but fascinating and delicious. I need to drink it more here.
by RyanC
August 26th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10739
Views: 387492

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Schaefer Frohlich ‘Felseneck’ GG yesterday was really good and in a lovely place right now. Ripe fruits, fine minerals, and this has become deeper in the last few years.
by RyanC
August 25th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 89
Views: 8837

Re: $3000 bottle

GregT wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Available now.

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https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/ ... n-2863166/

Andy called it.
“A leopard...”
by RyanC
August 23rd, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11670
Views: 556859

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

c fu wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 6:49 pm
Birth year verset
83? If so, my birth-yr too. And 83 Verset is one of the best btls of Syrah I’ve ever had.
by RyanC
August 22nd, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: A world's best list that is actually interesting...
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: A world's best list that is actually interesting...

I want to eat at all these places.
by RyanC
August 22nd, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11670
Views: 556859

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4x ‘99 de Courcel Pommard ‘Grand Clos des Epenots’
by RyanC
August 6th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11670
Views: 556859

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sh@n A wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 5:14 pm
2016 Gouges LSG
2016 Bruno Clair Cazetier
2016 Duroche LSJ
2016 Chevillon Cailles
2015 Mugnier Marechale (375s)
Some of my favorites.
by RyanC
August 2nd, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11670
Views: 556859

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 H. Lignier MSD VV — inspired by this board.
by RyanC
July 30th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 991

Re: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.

I was in Stockholm last summer--one of my favorite cities on earth: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=153005&hilit=stockholm

Short recommendation: dine at Sturehof and explore the archipelago.
by RyanC
July 25th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6648

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

The Lignier MSD VV is indeed delicious. Some of my favorites in the $150-200 range:

Back-vintage Jadot Beze
Clavelier C-M 1er 'Combe d'Orveaux'
Bruno Clair Cazetiers
Chevillon LSG
Gouges LSG
Lafarge 1ers
Mugneret-Gibourg Chaignots and Feusselottes
by RyanC
July 22nd, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1420

Re: 1981 wine

Agree with the Lopez de Heredia recommendations. The '81 Bosconia Gran Reserva is phenomenal. But note that there is real bottle variation. I think I've had 2 or 3 majestic bottles and 1 or 2 duds.
by RyanC
July 21st, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 26
Views: 2127

Re: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

Those listed for that pricing on winesearcher have to be straight retailer markups. I paid $62 for 2017’s Where from? Long gone of course, but I’ll tell you next year after I get some 18’s. [cheers.gif] My point was just that wholesale couldn’t have changed that much based on what I paid. I paid $7...
by RyanC
July 21st, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Gouges NSG 1er Cru Les Pruliers
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: TN: 2002 Gouges NSG 1er Cru Les Pruliers

Awesome note. For my money, Gouges may be the most underrated and undervalued producer in Burgundy.
by RyanC
July 19th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain
Replies: 33
Views: 1677

Re: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain

It’s a super quick flight to San Sebastián from Madrid or Barca. We did that once. We also did a drive from Barcelona to San Sebastián, stopping in Rioja (Haro) along the way, which was phenomenal.
by RyanC
July 19th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11670
Views: 556859

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2x Krug 164eme Magnums
6x ‘07 Climens .375s
by RyanC
July 17th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 François Lumpp - 1er Cru Clos du Cras Long (France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Givry 1er Cru)
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: TN: 2016 François Lumpp - 1er Cru Clos du Cras Long (France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Givry 1er Cru)

Love it. These are the best QPR wines on earth when you can find them for $40.

Let's just not shout it too loudly.
by RyanC
July 16th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain
Replies: 33
Views: 1677

Re: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain

The Maria Cristina is so great. When we were there several years ago, my wife left her jacket somewhere about 40 minutes away. One of the concierges personally drove to pick it up from her during her off hours.
by RyanC
July 15th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano
Replies: 34
Views: 1836

Re: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano

Awesome report. Roscioli is indeed the real deal -- one of my favorite spots on Earth.

Does anyone have any advice of *good* Positano spots? I'll be there for a few days next month and am looking to find something good. I've added Le Tre Sorelle to the list.
by RyanC
July 15th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Switzerland Recs
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: Switzerland Recs

Where are you staying in Zermatt? Highly recommend the Mont Cervin Palace. In terms of restaurants, not sure what’s open in the summer but the two best mountain ones are Chez Vrony and Findlerhof. Both are an easy 20 min walk down from the lift station at the top of the underground train station or...
by RyanC
July 14th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Switzerland Recs
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Switzerland Recs

Next month we're going to be in Switzerland for a week before heading to the Amalfi Coast. We're flying into Zurich and then going to Lucerne, Wengen (in Jungfrau region), and then Zermatt. Probably one night in Geneva. We'll be with our kids (6 and 4 years old). Would love to hear recs for restaura...
by RyanC
July 5th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 18
Views: 1514

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

Close to release this was one of the best you CA wines I’ve ever had. Just astonishingly good. Sounds like it remains that way. I will try to pull one soon.
by RyanC
July 3rd, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56259

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Got a couple of the Buisson Charles Goutte d’Or
by RyanC
July 1st, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: books ?

theocorrel wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 11:45 am
'Blue Trout and Black Truffles: The Perigrinations of an Epicure', Wechsberg (from the New Yorker). I'm not sure food writing gets better than this. (At lease if you like France.)
Seconded. I love this book.
by RyanC
June 29th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11670
Views: 556859

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Leflaive Pucelles, Folatieres, and Puligny AOC
2017 Servin Chablis ‘Clos’
1996 Sandrone Cannubi
by RyanC
June 27th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 3944

Re: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)

Awesome report and seems like an excellent time. I agree that Leflaive seems to be returning to glory.
by RyanC
June 25th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg halves do you buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: Which Burg halves do you buy?

Envoyer sometimes has good/cheap options. I got a lot of mileage out of .375s of ‘14 Louis Michel Chablis Montee de Tonerre for $14.99 per. I look for halves whenever I can. Very useful to have around the house.
by RyanC
June 24th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2425

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

The two best things I’ve eaten in the past week were at Don Sanchez: Surf & Turf Taco beet tortilla + carrot pure + ribeye chicharron + crispy soft shell crab + avocado mousse + charred habanero mayo E5E31825-BE61-4125-BA18-67868F6670ED.jpeg Tlayuda "Mi Rancho” crispy artesan tortilla + frijoles pu...
by RyanC
June 19th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1685

Re: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

In Chablis, I find the 1ers from Billaud-Simon, Servin, La Chablisienne, and Louis Michel to be superb values. If you're willing to spend a bit more money, Christian Moreau is world class.
by RyanC
June 18th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1685

Re: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

Get on the list for Kutch. Perhaps the best value Chard on earth IMO.
by RyanC
June 18th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11670
Views: 556859

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Mugnier Marechale and 2017 Bruno Clair Chambolle Veroilles
by RyanC
June 17th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 50
Views: 1788

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

2015 Henri Germain Meursault Charmes - Sensationally good.
by RyanC
June 17th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HOUSTON WINE LIST
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: HOUSTON WINE LIST

You'd be hard pressed to do better than Pappas Bros for a wine list in Houston. BYOB is tough in Texas, but I'm sure some Houston folks can put up some places that allow corkage. If you want some guidance in Austin feel free to shoot me a DM. This is Galleria location wine list: https://files.pappa...
by RyanC
June 15th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1811

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

Allemand killed it in ‘05. Easy choice.

Lots I would enjoy on that list.
by RyanC
June 13th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)

Great note. I *love* the '99 CdG -- especially great considering the vintage. I still have one left.
by RyanC
June 12th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2425

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

Lots of great resorts in Cabo, to piggy back on some of the other comments besides Las Ventanas, One & Only and Montage I would HIGHLY recommend The Resort at Pedregal. Little bit more Mexican styling but I've yet to meet someone who stayed there and didn't love it. I've heard Pedregal is awesome. ...
by RyanC
May 28th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 3285

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

Krug and Dom

And my favorite Germans and Austrians could have massive price run-ups before I'd stop buying.
by RyanC
May 28th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2425

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

Ryan, Does the Palmilla have a swimmable beach? We are booked to go there in a few weeks. I also looked at the Montage, being familiar with the location from its Twin Dolphin days, but decided on the Palmilla because I've been told that its beach is better. Thanks. Yes, the Palmilla has a swimable ...
by RyanC
May 28th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2425

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

I *love* the One & Only Palmilla. I'm also eager to stay at the new Montage down there. I do enjoy the towns, but we now pretty much stay on resort. The dining is good (if pricey) and it's so easy.
by RyanC
May 24th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is your favorite arrondissement in Paris and why?
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: What is your favorite arrondissement in Paris and why?

I like many of them, but particularly the 4th, 6th, and 7th.
by RyanC
May 23rd, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: this week's offer-cristal vinotheque
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: this week's offer-cristal vinotheque

Insanity

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