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by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 24th, 2021, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- a $55 Grand Cru Red Burgundy- 2014 Delarche Corton Renardes VV Reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: TN- a $55 Grand Cru Red Burgundy- 2014 Delarche Corton Renardes VV Reserve

Could a $55 dollar bottle of Grand Cru red Burgundy actually be good? Answer: YES! I realize Corton-Renardes is no Richebourg, Delarche is no DRC, 2014 is no vintage-of-the-century; nonetheless, this wine is delicious and the QPR unmatched. The cork is perfect and the wine is very youthful looking ...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 24th, 2021, 8:23 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers
Replies: 52
Views: 2258

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers

I ordered a case too! Last time I ordered a BD case in 2018, it arrived mid-march or so. Just polished off the last one this week: 2016 Paetra Riesling "K" - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (2/20/2021) A dull light-brownish yellow color. Nose is floral with a touch of petrol and stone. The ...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 22nd, 2021, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggest some French reds based on my Cali tastes
Replies: 32
Views: 1794

Re: Suggest some French reds based on my Cali tastes

Looking at the Total Wine website (not knowing where you live or what access you have to "fahn wahn") check out any Vieux Telegraphe, Beaucastel or Pegau. Faves here. Otherwise, look at the 2015 and 2016 vintages and see if there is a price that looks good to you.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 22nd, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #rieslingstudy - Age your Kabinetts!
Replies: 41
Views: 2097

Re: #rieslingstudy - Age your Kabinetts!

Brian, I think the best way to think about this is that a 30 year Auslese will still be a sweet wine, and a 20 year old Kabi should be a less sweet tasting wine than a 30 year Auslese. Should. :)
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 22nd, 2021, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 73
Views: 3165

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

... [*] 2014 Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre - France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre (7/4/2017) The flaw was I thought I bought a white 3 months ago but when I opened it I found it was rouge! Instead of deleting this and creating a new entry figured I'd leave a PSA to those not familiar wi...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 22nd, 2021, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggest some French reds based on my Cali tastes
Replies: 32
Views: 1794

Re: Suggest some French reds based on my Cali tastes

No question that Chateauneuf du Pape in any style (modern or trad) will be a good place to explore for you. You will find plenty of interesting wines in a different style from CA cab, but also with familiar ripeness.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 22nd, 2021, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective
Replies: 73
Views: 3165

Re: Corked Bottles on CellarTracker: A winemaker’s perspective

This inspired me to look at 11 years of notes to see what I found flawed. Kind of interesting to check back. PS: Rhys and Stony Hill contacted me immediately to replace. flirtysmile 2004 Domaine Huber-Verdereau Volnay Les Robardelles - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay (4/29/2020) Ladybugs. P...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 21st, 2021, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Modest" (everyday) wines
Replies: 10
Views: 1758

Re: "Modest" (everyday) wines

The 2000 Clos de Gamot was one of my favorites of 2020.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 21st, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 322
Views: 22616

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Got going on these. 2440DBA1-56CC-4317-B247-FDEB43118EB3.jpeg 2019 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (21/02/2021) Opened with the GH and WS Kabis. This is beautifully light, white peach and mint, with a density to the midpalate. It’s very flirty thou...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 18th, 2021, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 90` Clicquot Rose, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Krug 168; 12` Delamotte, 12` Bara Club; 08` L-P, 17` Giradin CC, Donnhoff Kab+
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: 90` Clicquot Rose, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Krug 168; 12` Delamotte, 12` Bara Club; 08` L-P, 17` Giradin CC, Donnhoff

Hmmm, I wouldn't have thought of the Dönnhoff '19 OL Kabi as a dessert wine, but why not? It has pretty good acidity, but that along with the RS could make it a nice combination with the cookies!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 15th, 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: TN: 2003 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

I remember how controversial this was on release. I think they stepped up the petit verdot in the blend? I know the 2000 Pichon Lalande had an extra dollop of Petit Verdot, which some tasters felt added an objectionable green streak to that wine. I’ve always loved the 2000 Pichon Lalande, which for...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 14th, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name
Replies: 109
Views: 5615

Re: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

alan weinberg wrote: February 14th, 2021, 4:43 pm
RichardFlack wrote: February 14th, 2021, 4:33 pm
P@u1_M3nk3s wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:27 pm

And now, of course, I see the issue with "gut".
Gift Wine. would be problematic for Germans ....
that’s what I said post 19 . . .
They would have no problem with the Gang of Four tune "Return the Gift". But uff course!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 11th, 2021, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Stereophonic Wines Albariño Blue Desert Morro View Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 252

TN: 2019 Stereophonic Wines Albariño Blue Desert Morro View Vineyard

So this was a gracious bonus bottle from Jason Lefler as part of his insane Berserker kick-off on this year's Berserker Day. It came as a shiner, so I didn't get to enjoy the gorgeous label art while sipping the wine. I have no other experience with California Albariño, but this one certainly says w...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 10th, 2021, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1187

Re: TN: Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018

The 2018s from Raphet are pretty rich! Even heady, in some cases. Most of the GCs are labelled at 14.5%. There are some nice wines in the range but stylistically speaking it's definitely something of an outlier for them. Last summer I had the the '18 village Chambolle-Musigny Bussieres. Didn't take...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 8th, 2021, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?
Replies: 60
Views: 2274

Re: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: February 8th, 2021, 3:49 pm We've ordered Kenny & Ziggy's deli by Goldbelly before. May need to see how Katz' holds up. My preference is ordering at the counter where they hand carve it [dance-clap.gif]
Kenny & Zuke's? They are masters of pastrami and brisket.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 8th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM rouge opinions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1323

Re: PYCM rouge opinions?

At the price I paid, it better be at least grand cru quality!! 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Santenay Vieilles Vignes Ceps Centenaires - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Santenay (12/9/2016) Classic Burgundy nose. Palate has strong red fruit & sturdy tannic backbone, gentle spice and a really st...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 8th, 2021, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?
Replies: 60
Views: 2274

Re: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?

All of this talk of pastrami has me now craving a Katz' Deli Pastrami sandwich. Unfortunately I'll have to settle for a lower quality equivalent in the Bay Area. Saul's has Dr. Browns too. I love going to Saul's whenever I can make it over to Berkeley. They make a pretty solid Pastrami sandwich and...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 7th, 2021, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?
Replies: 60
Views: 2274

Re: Smoked meat/ Pastrami wine match?

Adam Mintz wrote: February 5th, 2021, 1:41 pm All of this talk of pastrami has me now craving a Katz' Deli Pastrami sandwich. Unfortunately I'll have to settle for a lower quality equivalent in the Bay Area.
Saul's has Dr. Browns too.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 7th, 2021, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Advice: Opening a 1975 Ca Cab.
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: Need Advice: Opening a 1975 Ca Cab.

My best experiences with older CA cab have been with bottles opened 6-8 hours ahead of time and left in cool cellar or other cool place, then gently decanted just before serving.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 6th, 2021, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1187

Re: TN: Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018

From what i have tried Raphet's wines are never super dense or ripe, but very elegant and perfumed and somewhat unadorned. There's a quiet reasurredness about the wines, but don't buy them if you want richness in your Burgs, but perhaps the solar quality of 18s has contributed here! The 2018s from ...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 6th, 2021, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Domaine La Milliere CdP Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: 2015 Domaine La Milliere CdP Vieilles Vignes

My last Milliere purchased and drunk was the 2009. No quality issues with numerous bottles, 1990-2009.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 5th, 2021, 2:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Walter Scott Berserker Day Discovery 6-Packs
Replies: 103
Views: 5236

Re: Walter Scott Berserker Day Discovery 6-Packs

Erica,
You may want to pass on to Wineshipping.com that FedEx delivered my package today without a knock or doorbell ring, much less ID check! Otherwise, very pleased to have my sampler.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 2nd, 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11248

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Only lost 6 pounds, but didn’t change diet, just wine intake. Making Penne Arrabiata with shrimp and pancetta and opening a Vallana Gattinara to go with it. Glad I did it. Congrats! I had a Vincent 2018 Gamay Noir (Bjornson Vineyard) last night. It tasted so good! Opened my first post-dryuary wine ...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 2nd, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 78
Views: 2766

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

First of all, you need to spell it correctly: G-R-A-U-B-U-R-G-U-N-D-E-R. Got it?
Seriously, you can find some nice German Pinot Gris/Grigio/Grauburgunder that can be enjoyed by both wine lovers and regular folk.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 1st, 2021, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name
Replies: 109
Views: 5615

Re: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: February 1st, 2021, 4:31 pm I've always wanted to try a spätburgunder from Assmanhauser.
Ze Pinot von Assmanshausen ist wery good. Hella good.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 1st, 2021, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name
Replies: 109
Views: 5615

Re: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:26 pm
Tomás Costa wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:16 pm I don't understand the issue with 'rotwein'. Doesn't it simply mean 'red wine' in German?
I had to think about that a minute since I speak German, then aha! It's an native English speaker having problems with the word "rot".
And now, of course, I see the issue with "gut".
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 1st, 2021, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name
Replies: 109
Views: 5615

Re: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

Tomás Costa wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:16 pm I don't understand the issue with 'rotwein'. Doesn't it simply mean 'red wine' in German?
I had to think about that a minute since I speak German, then aha! It's an native English speaker having problems with the word "rot".
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 1st, 2021, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Larrivet Haut Brion
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: 2009 Larrivet Haut Brion

The nose knows! 2009 Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion - France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (8/4/2018) Dark color. When drinking last night I thought the nose was terrific but cannot recall specifics today. The palate bodes well for the future though, with good fruit, cigar tobacco tannins beginning...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 1st, 2021, 11:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Walter Scott Berserker Day Discovery 6-Packs
Replies: 103
Views: 5236

Re: Walter Scott Berserker Day Discovery 6-Packs

Erica,
Thanks for the offer. I, too, bit on the 4 ch/2 pn offer, and had some mild disappointment with the 3/3 invoice. However, that being your intent, I'll go with it. And love your quick response for those wanting the 4/2!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 29th, 2021, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn’t Liebfraumilch impress me...ever?
Replies: 34
Views: 1544

Re: Why doesn’t Liebfraumilch impress me...ever?

I heard about Liebfraumilch in a War/Eric Burdon song, the Beat Club version of "Spill the Wine". I was wondering if there are any of them that are well regarded on here, or if it is a wine that people have largely moved on from. by Russell Faulkner » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:53 pm Well, the L...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 29th, 2021, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4401

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

Beserkerfestapalooza?
Oregon
Texas
Atlanta
NYC
Chicago
Amsterdam
Andalusia
Melbourne
Singapore
Todd, start scheduling these out!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 29th, 2021, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8657
Views: 650119

Re: de Negoce offer

Back to this: This is my first two times buying from De Negoce (OG#76 and OG#120) which are still waiting to ship. I just briefly was reading some reviews of past releases and it appears that few consistently received strong/positive reviews. They have mostly been mixed. Can anyone who has purchased...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 28th, 2021, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SortaTN: Three Compromised SQN Reds...(short/boring)
Replies: 18
Views: 1305

Re: SortaTN: Three Compromised SQN Reds...(short/boring)

Could humidity levels be dramatically lower at floor level in your N.M. cellar?
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 28th, 2021, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4401

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

Mods - please move this to politics.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 28th, 2021, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!
Replies: 69
Views: 3984

Re: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!

I loved the energy from the sellers and community! Purchased mostly from noobs and mostly whites and mostly low abv! Can't wait for undry February to check these out...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 27th, 2021, 5:31 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Rosé all day! stars & dust - NEW project from Nikki formerly of Liquid Farm!
Replies: 149
Views: 4006

Re: Rosé all day! stars & dust - NEW project from Nikki formerly of Liquid Farm!

Nikki,
Put me down for a Hoagy. Oh, wait. Err, that's a David Essex. No, no, no! MAKE IT A BOWIE!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 27th, 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers
Replies: 52
Views: 2258

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers

Order in for a long weekend case! Is the $40 for shipping correct? Regardless, thank you Bill!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 27th, 2021, 11:09 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Walter Scott Berserker Day Discovery 6-Packs
Replies: 103
Views: 5236

Re: Walter Scott Berserker Day Discovery 6-Packs

In for a Chard/Pinot sampler. Looking forward to checking these out!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 27th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 164
Views: 6494

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

Order in. I've only had the '17 - looking forward to trying the other vintages!
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 27th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Stereophonic Wine - BD12 Offers - Thank You WB!
Replies: 114
Views: 3852

Re: Stereophonic Wine - POWER HOUR Activated! Saxum Protege! Wine & Book Samplers! + Napa Cab- Wine Raffle! 1st Year!

Not seeing much Albarino love. Looking forward to the case I ordered! Paul is a Man of Culture! Albarino and Gruner Veltliner are two of our best wines! And with seafood going absolutely nuts right now, they are absolutely necessary! Hmmnm, I ordered the Gruner yesterday and now I am referring to t...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 26th, 2021, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing wine in a passive cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 2314

Re: Storing wine in a passive cellar

Lasse, my passive cellar runs about 59-68, however, in the summer I add 7-8 lbs of ice (@3.5K) nightly to keep the temperature at or below 65. The only issue I see with that is humidity, which is not a problem in sunny California.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 25th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11248

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Love the term "general lardassery". May it join the Berserker lexicon alongside excessibe! I'm doing a 'halfuary', joining my brother, who's doing the whole thing. First week was pretty annoying, as my menu planning tends to build around pairing. I've adapted but we are finally getting a w...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 24th, 2021, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Spätlese Grünlack - do we know dis?
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: 2019 Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Spätlese Grünlack - do we know dis?

Stuart Piggot does the Germany reviews for JS.com. On the 2019s his scores tend to be a few points higher than the other critics but he does absolutely love this vintage.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 23rd, 2021, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 77
Views: 2553

Re: Vermouth?

Andrew Kotowski wrote: January 23rd, 2021, 10:06 pm La Maison du Whisky ;)
Well, in that case, next time I'm in Sammamish I'll be grabbing a spare bottle from you! [cheers.gif]
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 23rd, 2021, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 77
Views: 2553

Re: Vermouth?

Two pretty different audiences. I can tell you that I drink Manhattans most nights and I look to Cocktail books and Instagram for my inspiration. Generally centered on Carpano Antica and a Dolin/Punt e Mes mix (suggested by Death & Co), although I've picked up Drapo (Italy) and Vermouth del Pro...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 23rd, 2021, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else prefer Champagne to not be overly yeasty?
Replies: 51
Views: 2648

Re: Does anyone else prefer Champagne to not be overly yeasty?

Lowell,
As for the grower champagnes mentioned above, check out the Laherte Blanc de Blanc Brut Nature or Vilmart Grand Cellier Brut for two that emphasize the more acid driven approach. I'm sure others can mention dozens more, including other cuvées from these 2 growers.

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