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by P@u1_M3nk3s
July 12th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to keep wine glasses immaculate???
Replies: 39
Views: 2344

Re: How to keep wine glasses immaculate???

Also, the soft water is key. Washing with East Bay Municipal Water District water, from the Hetchy Hetchy Reservoir (or nearby), nice soft snow melt... If you are using EBMUD water then it's from the Mokolomne river. If you have gone to the eastern sierra on Highway 108 over Sonora Pass, than you h...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
July 12th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting a Memory
Replies: 24
Views: 834

Re: TN: Tasting a Memory

TN of the year! Thanks for sharing your story. Now I must find some Georgian wine (that will be nowhere near as special as this sounds.)
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 30th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2251

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

Nice article. Kudos from me, someone who left the Squires board due to their high-handedness.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 26th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1593

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

I find it much easier and more useful to discuss specific producers than to discuss a vintage in its entirety. This! I have enjoyed some 2003s recently. Best bottles of the last 18 months were Leroy Richebourg and Kalin Bourgogne Côte de Beaune Les Pierres Blanches. As others have noted, the wines ...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 25th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1593

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

I've not yet met a closed one and am sad that it was a vintage that I bought sparingly - even rare whites have more than academic interest - I bought much more from 2004 (klutz!) Bill, Are you referring to 2004 whites? I had a lot of issues with the straw to dried flower continuum with a number of ...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 24th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Covid Cassoulet - Les Cailloux, CalSegur, LeoPoyferre, LeoBarton, GrPuyLacoste
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: TN: Covid Cassoulet - Les Cailloux, CalSegur, LeoPoyferre, LeoBarton, GrPuyLacoste

Nice lineup of wines! I agree, Madiran and Cahors are great matches with cassoulet. Earlier this month I made one and opened a 1989 Jouffreau Cahors Clos de Gamot. Great pairing. I've got 2010s of the Tablas Creek and Boucassé waiting for a future cassoulet with friends...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 24th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1593

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

Apropos Brian's question for 2005 but for the dreaded 2003 vintage: How do you think they're doing ... Bourgogne vs village vs 1er cru vs Grands Cru? I just opened up a 2003 Chevillon Pruliers that was excellent. No hint of the stewed fruit detected when last tasted in 2013. And what have ye found?...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 23rd, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1593

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

I just checked CT. Over the last 14 years I've had 81 bottles of 2003 red Burgundy. Sure some variation, some clunky wines, some with the heat signature. But much more often really tasty wine that shows vineyard and region characteristics. I, for one, am happy at the number of collectors who bypass...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 22nd, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1593

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

I just opened up a 2003 Chevillon Pruliers that was excellent. No hint of the stewed fruit detected when last tasted in 2013. And what have ye found? I wonder how much the Meuzin might have come to play in 2003. I don't know the geography of NSG, but it appears like the Meuzin goes through populate...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 22nd, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1593

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

I still have a bit of '03 in the cellar but never feel the urge to crack one. In fact I sold a number at auction a few years ago, which is the only time that I have sold red Burgs from my cellar. I have had some nice surprises, notable an Arlaud MSD Ruchottes. Can't say that i have been bowled over...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 22nd, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1593

Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

Apropos Brian's question for 2005 but for the dreaded 2003 vintage: How do you think they're doing ... Bourgogne vs village vs 1er cru vs Grands Cru?
I just opened up a 2003 Chevillon Pruliers that was excellent. No hint of the stewed fruit detected when last tasted in 2013. And what have ye found?
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 19th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums, baby
Replies: 19
Views: 969

Re: Magnums, baby

I really like Andre Clouet. Loved the Clouet Rose Magnum a person brought to an offline last year.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 15th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 04 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: TN: 04 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

Vincent Fritzsche wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Maybe send the retailer an email asking for a refund?? hitsfan newhere [smileyvault-ban.gif] [stirthepothal.gif] [berserker.gif]
This. If it helps, I know where the owner is currently residing.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 12th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

Not sure. A 2003 Margaux Pavillion was oxidised. Could it be the vintage? Should it be expected to hang on 16 years? If it were Graves or P-L, I'd say yes. I have heard of issues with Smith Haut Lafite 2006, but have had all 5 bottles drunk so far have been excellent. Other than the Margaux and hear...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 12th, 2020, 1:55 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: 1389

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

I used to "mainline" PBJs for lunch. Stopped doing so after weight concerns, so it's just the occasional bit of peanut butter. But man, there is nothing out there like Deaf Smith. Any other PB that I've had made out of just valencia peanuts has an over-roasted taste to it. But I'm willing to try out...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 10th, 2020, 11:37 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: 1389

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

As a 7-yr-old kid I thought peanut butter and cheese sandwiches rocked. Nowadays we keep peanut butter and almond butter in the fridge for the occasional PB or AB on toast with coffee. For years the Arrowhead Mills Deaf Smith PB (Valencia peanuts) was our house PB, but it became hard to find. Curre...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 2nd, 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: TN: 2016 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett

Rich - I just checked and there is no star - hah! Thanks for your rundown. Looking forward to opening my Sonnenuhr Spätlese.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 2nd, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: TN: 2016 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett

Thanks for sharing. Sounds lovely! I've had quite a few of the '16s from Molitor (though all white labels), it is a delightful vintage. Especially interesting to compare the 'regular,' one star, two star and three star bottlings. Totally idiosyncratic system but you can really see the quality go st...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
June 2nd, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Just an average Tuesday sipping some Cristal
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: TN: Just an average Tuesday sipping some Cristal

Wine sounds nice. 33 Euros? Ouch.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
May 27th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 5471

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

I love Martin Muellen's recent labels based on an inset of the 1868 Trier district tax map. I grabbed this from his website, so there is a band showing part of the website and the word "Philosophie" that would normally be brown bottle.
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by P@u1_M3nk3s
May 19th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50% off vinguardvalise
Replies: 29
Views: 1295

Re: 50% off vinguardvalise

Just a note here: In March I borrowed a friend's vinguardvalise grande (yet again) and brought back a dozen assorted bottles from Germany. These included one of those insanely heavy Ziereisen bottles, and a couple of heavy Pinot Noir GGs. I can't recall exact weight but my lasting impression is that...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
May 11th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Was gifted some Riesling, when should I be drinking it?
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Was gifted some Riesling, when should I be drinking it?

Kyle, In my limited experience tasting GG Riesling young and older, the enjoyment factor is raised about 1000% by waiting at least 8-9 years after the vintage. Unless your friend is expecting to report back soon, hold 'em. Really? I drink GGs regularly and have since the beginning. And I would resp...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
May 11th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Was gifted some Riesling, when should I be drinking it?
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Was gifted some Riesling, when should I be drinking it?

Kyle,
In my limited experience tasting GG Riesling young and older, the enjoyment factor is raised about 1000% by waiting at least 8-9 years after the vintage. Unless your friend is expecting to report back soon, hold 'em.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
May 7th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Cantemerle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: TN: 2016 Château Cantemerle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Chris,
As a pretty tannic vintage, how do you think the '10 doing right now? I have one and am wondering if it is doing well right now or needs more time.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
May 7th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Cantemerle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: TN: 2016 Château Cantemerle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Brian,
I find you to be a pretty stingy scorer, so your gut impression impressed my gut. Looking forward to start popping these in 6 or 7 years.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
May 4th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does Riesling Kabinett change with age?
Replies: 75
Views: 3171

Re: How does Riesling Kabinett change with age?

For me, Kabinett at 12-25 years from vintage is usually terrific. I think it's many times over better as a wine experience than young Kabinett, though I know opinions vary on that. Young Kabinett to me is more of a tasty fruit beverage experience, while mature Kabinett is much more of a wine experi...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
May 1st, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does Riesling Kabinett change with age?
Replies: 75
Views: 3171

Re: How does Riesling Kabinett change with age?

Depends on how long you let them go. A top Kabinett at age 20-25 can be pretty close to dry, but gain a cornucopia of complexity aromas and flavors. What direction those take depends on the general starting point. Saar Kabinett starts as and becomes a very different thing than Pfalz Kabinett. How s...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 30th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mystery White Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: Mystery White Wine

2017 Patricia Green Muscat Ottonel.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 26th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 54
Views: 2036

Re: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

Olive oil that we buy in bulk from Toby's Feedlot. My "bar" is located there, mostly in boxes, where it will stay until space gets allocated by the local authority.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 26th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: TN: 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese

Wonderful note that leaves me pining for the fjords, er, the old Müller-Catoirs.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 26th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A white Burgundy tasting note
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: A white Burgundy tasting note

My luck with Jobard, both father and son, has been topsy-turvy. Some premox, some 10-12 year bottles simply muted, some delicious village and Bourgogne wines, and then some Cru wine brilliant experiences like this.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 25th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A white Burgundy tasting note
Replies: 8
Views: 539

A white Burgundy tasting note

2004 Antoine et François Jobard. Meursault Genevrières Gold straw color. Very floral nose but also matchstick and vanilla, and a hint of citrus. The combination is intoxicating. Palate is mineral, shell and Meyer lemon with some sulfer too. The body is medium light. This begs for seafood or fish. F...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 18th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Poyferre 1982 paired with my almost bucket dinner
Replies: 20
Views: 1214

Re: Leoville Poyferre 1982 paired with my almost bucket dinner

The steak looks great and the wine sounds wonderful.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 18th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Very Disappointing Showings of Raveneau and Ramonet
Replies: 60
Views: 2220

Re: Very Disappointing Showings of Raveneau and Ramonet

I'm constantly amazed people spend good money on white Burg when there is Oregon and Champagne. I am amazed that people spend money on Oregon wines when they can buy Burgundy. I have not had any Oregon wines that I prefer to a good Bourgogne Blanc or Rouge. I'll be on the lookout now. Walter Scott ...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 18th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Very Disappointing Showings of Raveneau and Ramonet
Replies: 60
Views: 2220

Re: Very Disappointing Showings of Raveneau and Ramonet

Very disappointing to read. 2007 was my last Raveneau buy and I haven't opened any yet. As you well know, Montée du Tonnerre is usually a stunner. Sorry to hear that it wasn't. I love that wine. BTW, my pocketbook has moved on to Oregon, and I've had some excellent whites. However, I've never had an...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 14th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Replies: 17
Views: 762

Re: TN: 1994 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Nice! Had both a 91 and a 97 over the past year and both were great. 93 is an outlier, but otherwise 90-97 Montelena are still all drinking well. I drank the '97 about a month ago. It was awfully good, showing just as well as an '89 Lynch-Bages and a '98 L'Evangile. Haven't had the '94, but in gene...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 7th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green PN and Muscat
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: TN: Patricia Green PN and Muscat

Here is my note on 'Otto': This ain't your super sweet 5% alcohol Muscat. This bruiser weighs in at a whopping 10.8% alcohol and finishes dry. So unlike those sweet Italian versions, you might actually get a buzz drinking an entire bottle! Regardless, this wine has lovely floral aromas. The palate s...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 5th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Gruaud Larose 1990
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: TN: Gruaud Larose 1990

I can't remember this at all but last year it seems I liked it. 1990 Château Gruaud Larose - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (8/3/2019) Very nice St. Julien. Mildly funky, and many herbal, mineral and leather notes. Excellent. This wine was double decanted in the morning, then reopened in the ev...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 3rd, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 66
Views: 3642

Re: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Bryan have you had any Lanessan with 20-30+ years on them before? They really can impress. The 99-01s are much better today than on release. I think 2009 and 2014 will as well, but of course, we are all just really guessing to some degree. I haven't. The '09 vintage seems well-situated for extended...
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 3rd, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.
Replies: 60
Views: 3186

Re: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.

On a recent visit to Rheinhessen, outside of the usual Rieslings and Pinot Noir, the growers and Weinkennern seemed most excited about Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Silvaner. And indeed they are good (along with the dry Riesling and Pinots.)
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 2nd, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2004 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: TN 2004 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua

Thanks for the TN. I have a mag of this waiting for the end of social distancing.
by P@u1_M3nk3s
April 1st, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake protection—something easy
Replies: 10
Views: 883

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: 545

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: 545

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: 1944

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: 130
Views: 6321

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: 3012

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: 1242

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: 2135

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.

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