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by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 16th, 2020, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2106 Kelley Fox Momtazi "Tir" Pinot Noir.
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: TN: 2106 Kelley Fox Momtazi "Tir" Pinot Noir.

My 2106 futures haven't arrived yet. I was told, be patient, they should ship in 87 years.
The most strawberryesque wine I ever had were the legendary and tasty McHenry Pinot Noirs. Very glou-glou. I remember consuming an entire bottle once. Don't think I can do that anymore!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 16th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 44
Views: 1520

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

Drank 129 yay!
Gifted 23 good!
Missing 1 sad!
Premoxed 2 boo!
Corked 1 hiss!
Kind of happy the flawed ratio is pretty low. Might have stronger words otherwise than boo/hiss.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 16th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical

I rather like the 2006 when I had it back in 2017. I'm not that familiar with Vieux Donjon so can't comment on style varience or lack thereof. Here's my note: Alluring nose of spice and kirsch. Definite Grenache kirsch on the palate along with plummy, sumptuous fruit. Yet this voluptuous beauty fini...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 14th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Rhys tasting....Alpine and Horseshoe 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010 and 2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1337

Re: TNs: Rhys tasting....Alpine and Horseshoe 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010 and 2008

Jay Miller wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Frank Murray III wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 5:50 pm
The 2008s were revealing for the power and aging finesse they are showing--these are botched wines. Vintage does matter.
This is pretty clearly autocorrect being “helpful”, but I’m curious to know what it was changed from?
My guess is bitchen.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 12th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

To follow the theme here, this weekend I uncorked one of the Vieux Telegraphe 2007s I have been sitting on for years to check in on its development. Color more youthful than expected. After decanting for about 30 minutes, the first palate impression was cherry flavored medicine -- ripe, hot, and no...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 11th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

PS: In response to overwhelming demand (2 posters IIRC), I hereby disclose the food match for this Chateauneuf: Chicken pot pie. A wine and food match made in heaven for a Maine winter evening. Do not try this in Florida in August. Sally had major surgery last month (she's doing well now), but is s...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 11th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Addendum: IIRC the abv on the Clos Des Papes is also in the reasonable 16-16.5% range. [drinkers.gif]
So definitely interested in what Dan paired with his CDP.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 11th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

2007 has been underwhelming for me with my standbys, Vieux Telegraphe and Domaine La Milliere. More recent CT notes have been positive, but I'll hold off a couple more years before retasting. The only other 2007 CDP I have left is the controversial Clos Des Papes, for which there have been a plethor...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 10th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Don't know this wine, but wow! 16.5%! Whatcha eatin' with that and how did it pair?
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 3rd, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5085

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 7:07 am
You think 05 lacks tannic structure? The O5s I've tasted must have come from an alternative universe. This really is an unmediatable difference in taste.
+1
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 2nd, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mo Montmains: 2 Raveneau
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Mo Montmains: 2 Raveneau

Family is in town, so it seemed like a good excuse to open wines. I enjoyed the '03 with my brother, sitting around for a few hours before going for a NYD constitutional in Tilden Park in Berkeley. It was pretty darn nice, and inspired me to open another Montmains from a good vintage to compare. So ...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 2nd, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2033

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

Great idea Charlie! 1) Since the '10s was the very first time I got to try the vaunted 1982 Bordeaux, my red choice is obviously: 1989 Lynch Bages. What a great young wine! A great older wine too! All in the same night! 2) 2002 Raveneau Clos. Even with a bit of oak signature just yum. 3) Tough one. ...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 30th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: TablasCreek Counoise '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: TN: TablasCreek Counoise '17...(short/boring)

This has been around a while. Looking at my consumed records on CT it appears that I've drunk 2 different vintages of the Tablas Creek Counoise - 2005 and 2010. I have no recollection of the '10, but have vivid memories of drinking the '05 in 2007 in the campground at Pinnacles National Park after h...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 28th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5085

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

According to both the Danish website and Cambie's own website, he does not consult at Pierre Usseglio. At least since 07 the wines have been quite ripe, but not because of Cambie. I looked again at Harry Karis's book and you're right. I got confused with Clos du Mont-Olivet, who also make a nice tr...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 27th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5085

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Speaking of biting, you bit. [wow.gif]
Most Cambie consult wines don't do anything for me. I really do like the 2009 P. Usseglio though.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 27th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5085

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

IMO 2001 has been the best year for CDP IMO in the last 20 years. +1 [winner.gif] It's certainly been the best drinking one since 1999. 2004 and 2008 are quite nice already but will never be as good across the board. Otherwise I'm interested to see how 2005 and 2009 turn out. (By the way, Pierre Us...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 27th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1118
Views: 58222

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... tory.html

The impact on importers, restaurants and consumers gets noted in the Washington Post. Mentions Steve Edmunds and Jason Haas.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 25th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5085

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

As Arv mentions, Domaine la Milliere is trad. I love them at 8-12 years but they can go longer. I had a lovely 2009 La Roquete tonight. I'd love to recommend them but honestly don't know what the new Cuvèes taste like since the Bruniers started splitting up the vineyards into different bottlings. AF...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 17th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: 2016 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie

Well it just went on sale locally for $37.50. If you've got the patience to wait out the oak, then at current [horrifyingly stratospheric] Northern Rhone market prices, that is a whale of a lot of Syrah fruit for $5 per 100 ml. Last year I drank a 2003 Gaillard Viallieres and was much more than ple...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 13th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burt Williams RIP with added remarks
Replies: 80
Views: 3220

Re: Burt Williams RIP with added remarks

Thanks Blake and William for everything you have shared about Burt. That is one awesome transcription - you get a real sense of the man.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 11th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burt Williams RIP with added remarks
Replies: 80
Views: 3220

Re: Burt Williams RIP

Blake,
So sorry about your loss.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 11th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11772

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Here's my lowest: 2007 Domaine Monier St. Joseph Terre Blanche - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (11/15/2009) Nose is not a good start, instant horse barn, not much else. Palate, if possible, is worse. Seems like it might be OK initially, with some dark fruit, but then a wave of acidity k...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 10th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4921

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Here's a really tough one.
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by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 10th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4921

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Le raisines gaulois? (Sp)
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 10th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4921

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Josh Grossman wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 2:52 pm
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Müllen's label is based on an 1868 tax map of Mosel vineyards, seen here on my wall!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 9th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4921

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Josh Grossman wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 6:56 pm
William Kelley wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Josh Grossman wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 6:22 pm
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Hint: Everyone is pretty happy that the 2019 vintage wasn't as good as years past.
Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre!
BAMA it is!
Yeah, I thought that was BAMA but I swear it was already upthread...now it's not there.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 9th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4921

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Josh Grossman wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Nick Ellis wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Castellare is my all time favorite label. (HT Jim Stewart).

Here’s my entry...not their primary bottling (French)
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by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 9th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4921

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Nick Ellis wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Castellare is my all time favorite label. (HT Jim Stewart).

Here’s my entry...not their primary bottling (French)
Chave Cuvèe Cathelin.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 9th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11772

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Greg K wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 10:54 am
Mine is a 1979 Fontanafredda Barolo.
Same with me. All of 70 points!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
December 6th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 56
Views: 2765

Re: For BAMA fans...

Love the way the label has changed over the years...not!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 24th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1739
Views: 210857

Re: Official Costco Thread

There are a few California-only wine packages for sale online now. Have they done this before?
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 20th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1739
Views: 210857

Re: Official Costco Thread

Vallejo, CA Costco: 2009 Pagodes des Cos for $65.99.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 20th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2393

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Tonight I opened a bottle of industrial Bordeaux. By the way,. I've never had a bottle of Caymus S.S. Seek out some 1991-94. Thanks Bobby! Seek I shall. In the meantime drinking more from the bottle of industrial Bordeaux with leftover beans and greens. Beans and greens taste better when spiced wit...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 19th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Young cdp
Replies: 15
Views: 932

Re: Young cdp

I'd open the Pegee-weag.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 19th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2393

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Tonight I opened a bottle of industrial Bordeaux. By the way,. I've never had a bottle of Caymus S.S.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 17th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: 2007 and 2011 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Auslese
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: WTN: 2007 and 2011 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Auslese

Thanks for the notes. Any thoughts on the accessibility of the 2007 in 750?
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 16th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Accidental Pobega: 2018 Vincent Pinot Gris (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, McMinnville)
Replies: 1
Views: 331

The Accidental Pobega: 2018 Vincent Pinot Gris (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, McMinnville)

My plan last night was to open a 2007 Domaine Milliere Chateauneuf du Pape, which should be able to stand up spicy food. Unfortunately it was corked! So out came the Vincent PG, which was delivered just that morning. 2018 Vincent Pinot Gris - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, McMinnville (11/15/2019) ...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 15th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Raveneau Chablis
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: 2007 Raveneau Chablis

PS Brodie,
Nice TN!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 15th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Raveneau Chablis
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: 2007 Raveneau Chablis

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 10:54 am
Weren't the '07's slightly prone to premox? Raveneau with age is really fantastic - tough drink when young
Todd,
Are you referring to White Burgundy in general or for 2007 Raveneau specifically? Just curious as my meager WB holdings include a little 2007 Rav.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 14th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 39
Views: 1631

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

Lots of good suggestions. I’d add Grochau and a new producer in McMinnville called Pray Tell. Their 2017 debut was fantastic. I’m excited that the Willamette Valley is emerging as the leader of Gamay in North America. Not the only place for it, for sure, but is there a more exciting region in NA fo...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 7th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 9
Views: 874

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes

Back in 2017 had a 2007 VV and found it, too, absolutely delicious!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 6th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2864

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

c fu wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Nsfw thread title todd. Great wine. Great ppl. Great food. All equals a great time. An orgasmic experience
Charlie, send him a warning.
The Rhones look great!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 6th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to Explain Auction Prices of Terrible Wines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2123

Re: How to Explain Auction Prices of Terrible Wines?

Not auction but I recently saw 1990 Pichon Lalande being offered for $210.00. That's a lot of money for a decent wine but very disappointing considering the vintage and the chateau.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 5th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2393

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

NED VALOIS wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 6:37 pm
PARTY !!!!! champagne.gif [cheers.gif] [wow.gif] champagne.gif
I voted Other. Run out of space, gotta drink it down. Off-site ain't happening.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
November 3rd, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1965 Clos des Papes
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: TN: 1965 Clos des Papes

William, this is the first time running across "otiose". But the sentiment is perfect regarding wonderful old bottles. Last week drank a 1959 Gattinara for which I felt the same way.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
October 18th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Iskaranu Pinot Noirs
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: TNs: 2017 Iskaranu Pinot Noirs

Greg shared a number of his Pinots at a Berserker offline back in June and in general I found them very elegant and expressive. Worth checking out.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
October 17th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel
Replies: 34
Views: 1764

Re: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel

newhere You are completely right, Gerhard, but if there is one exception, why not a second exception? :-) ... because it´s not 1855 anymore ... pileon Seriously, if we remember the fuss in St.Emilion, what would a new classification bring us in value? Nothing - except still higher prices ... see An...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
October 12th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stony Hill!???
Replies: 12
Views: 1862

Re: Stony Hill!???

I was there today and the tasting was conducted by Allison. She said all employees were retained. What’s changed is the cab is being discontinued and the grapes go to Long Meadow Ranch. Spoke to Galen yesterday and he corrected me. The cab is going to continue. It will be vinified at the LMR winery...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
October 3rd, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Rhys PN Alpine - Cork crumbled, Wine Sturdier
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: TN: 2006 Rhys PN Alpine - Cork crumbled, Wine Sturdier

Storing wine upright gives them structure and backbone. Leaving wine in a reclining position makes them prematurely soft.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
October 2nd, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 34
Views: 2632

Re: Mountain Lions

Should I take this as a positive sign for the upcoming Harvest? Not if you're the one they're gonna harvest. As an adult male [simian], you ought to be able to fight off a single lion by yourself, at least if you have an aluminum baseball bat in your hands [or a nice heavy length of galvanized pipe...

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