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by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 1st, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake protection—something easy
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Earthquake protection—something easy

Um, Alan...
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by P@u1_M3nk3s
March 30th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

Again, good to know. I, too have suffered with oxed 1994 DdC and premoxed 2001 (and other) Carbonnieux.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
March 30th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

One other aspect to this wine is that it is under the Diamanté's 30 year cork. For me, that along with the balance and elegance that this shows...leads me to believe that this can easily last 25+ years. This is absolutely Outstanding!! I decided to buy a case of this after tasting this bottle. It's...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
March 28th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Kutch!
Replies: 23
Views: 1911

Re: My First Kutch!

Hank, I really wanted to track you down while you were snowbirding in AZ and open this with you. No idea if it ever shut down but right now it's brilliant. RIP Hank. [cheers.gif]
by P@u1_M3nk3s
March 25th, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 114
Views: 4845

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Both UPS and FedEx dropped off shipments today. Both put it on the porch, rang the bell and left. I was able to yell "thank you" to both while they were going up the walk.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
March 21st, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 107
Views: 2517

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, Date/Time TBD

Me too! I can do 5 PM PST. And I know what I'm opening.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
March 19th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT
Replies: 59
Views: 1123

Re: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Just tried signing in now. Rats. I missed it.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
March 19th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”
Replies: 34
Views: 2063

Re: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”

I cancelled my usual pickup from Stony Hill, just before they cancelled pickups. They are instead shipping. I added to my order, because yeah, you know.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
March 16th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Advice To You
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: My Advice To You

Markus S wrote:
March 16th, 2020, 7:26 pm
And I thought you were going to give us some good ol' doctorly advice about the corona virus... [cheers.gif]
He did! [cheers.gif]
by P@u1_M3nk3s
March 16th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 148
Views: 9490

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Since last June I've had to drastically change my fat intake. Good news is I've lost 20 kilos (45 lbs); more good news is I can occasionally eat more fat. Last Saturday was planned for quite a while as the first annual steak night and Bordeaux night. Picked up some Costco Ribeyes and oven cooked the...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 26th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine
Replies: 20
Views: 697

Re: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine

I’m someone who needs to eat low-fat, though have the ability to cheat on rare occasions. What follows are some stylistic points for keeping it tasty while eating low-fat. I presume you are eating vegan dishes due to low-fat rather than meat avoidance. I find using non-fat chicken broth in otherwise...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 25th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MUSSELS with CHORIZO
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: MUSSELS with CHORIZO

I presume Spanish chorizo, not Latin American chorizo.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 24th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1561

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

Charcoal! I love my Webers. I use a couple of 22 inch and a 26 inch. The 26 inch is great and offers more stupid cooking stunts to try than the 22 inch. It is wort the extra cost. The grills with the flip up wings are a must, as is the ash bucket thing on the bottom. The side charcoal holders are g...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 14th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 277
Views: 7768

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Otto Forsberg wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 4:31 am
P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 6:36 pm
More fun and games.
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Good ol' Nervi.
Si, signore. Diciannove sessantaquattro!
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by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 13th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?
Replies: 35
Views: 1841

Re: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?

I think this is just a rumor. Most people I know do not like dry Rieslings, me included. And the latest statistics show that most Germans still prefer off dry and sweet wines. https://www.hs-geisenheim.de/fileadmin/redaktion/FORSCHUNG/Institut_fuer_Wein-_und_Getraenkewirtschaft/Professur_fuer_Markt...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 13th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 277
Views: 7768

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

More fun and games.
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Hmmm
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 6th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2105
Views: 181390

Re: Steak Porn

Kevin, I brought the internal temperature in an oven to 115 degrees 265 degree oven and then did a hard sear in an iron pan The steak looks great. Did you let it rest before the seat? Yes, I did let it rest before the sear. Below is another Flannery picanha trimmed of some top fat and sliced before...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 5th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive - Disappointing
Replies: 32
Views: 1593

Re: TN: 2009 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive - Disappointing

CT notes sorta all over the map. I have to admit, while I like many of my wines with age, I still seem to prefer my Beaujolais and Kabinett baby fresh! Very traditional Bobby A, and nothing wrong with that. I have too admit, given the choice at Sunday's Super Bowl gathering, of passing over a 2002 ...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
February 5th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2105
Views: 181390

Re: Steak Porn

scamhi wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 12:18 pm
Kevin,
I brought the internal temperature in an oven to 115 degrees 265 degree oven and then did a hard sear in an iron pan
The steak looks great. Did you let it rest before the seat?
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 23rd, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 5712

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

To say the truth, i have tasted very few wines of PYCM : twice red santenay and a meursault something. First santenay was good and the 2 others was average. Prices were not cheap because i have found them only on expensive winecellar So ... difficult to judge "What is the reputation of PYCM in Fran...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 21st, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Under $20 solid QPR Cabernet?
Replies: 31
Views: 2100

Re: Recommendations for Under $20 solid QPR Cabernet?

I'd grab 3 or 4 of the above and try them with the cuisine you're eating, then choose.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 20th, 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Am I Drinking?
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: What Am I Drinking?

Also, Collines Rhodaniennes from the Northern Rhone - Rhonish hills.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 20th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Am I Drinking?
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: What Am I Drinking?

Never translated "colline" before. Thank you. I thought everything else was self evident. Always figured that "colline" meant "area" or some such. In wine terms, Colline is akin to Côtes in France -- wine from an area with hills or slopes -- although the literal meaning of côte is coast or slope or...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 20th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Am I Drinking?
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: What Am I Drinking?

by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 20th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Am I Drinking?
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: What Am I Drinking?

My ongoing frustration with Italian wine labeling. What is this and from where in Italy does it come? Bisson Colline Del Genovesato Bianco Indicazione Geografica Tipica Pigato Bisson Soc Agricola s.a.s. Chiavari Italia Even without looking it up, "Colline" is hills and Genoa is Genova in Italian, s...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 20th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Am I Drinking?
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: What Am I Drinking?

by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 20th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Am I Drinking?
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: What Am I Drinking?

Haven't heard of it before but seems pretty clear to me. Let me check and see...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 20th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1708

Re: Large format

27 mags in the cellar. Drinking 5 or 6 a year. Purchasing 5 or 6 a year.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 19th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 98' Vieux Telegraphe
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: TN: 98' Vieux Telegraphe

There is sadly only one'98 VT left in my cellar. It's probably gonna be drunk this year! [cheers.gif] And back to the earlier banter on this thread from 2011 - Generally, the lighter VT vintages are working best for me and my tastes these days. I'll pop a 2010 in a couple years and see how that big ...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
January 19th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: TN: 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien

Not sure I'm allowed to post on this thread since I'm not a lawyer - but I appreciated this and your other TNs on CT of wines we have in common. Nice notes! But it's concerning that we will soon have another country lawyer pontificating on Cantemerle and Lanessan! [snort.gif] Stay in Seattle! Don't ...
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: 406

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: 46
Views: 1977

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: 35
Views: 1735

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: 30
Views: 2296

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: 39
Views: 2692

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: 39
Views: 2692

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: 39
Views: 2692

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: 39
Views: 2692

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: 39
Views: 2692

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: 5352

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: 255

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: 2155

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: 274

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: 5352

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: 5352

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: 5352

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 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1322
Views: 77081

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: 5352

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: 942

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...

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