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by Kevin Harvey
August 6th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acidification of Pinot Noir
Replies: 36
Views: 1611

Re: Acidification of Pinot Noir

We have not added acid in 10 years. Added acid does not integrate and leaves the wine leaner and meaner with an artificial sharp (sweet tart) quality. Different strokes but we don't like it, its better to try to balance the wine in the vineyard if possible. FWIW, many in Burgundy (including DRC in s...
by Kevin Harvey
June 1st, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Aeris Rosso, Centennial Mountain, California
Replies: 12
Views: 1216

Re: TN: 2017 Aeris Rosso, Centennial Mountain, California

If any Berserkers would like to join in on Aeris webinar at 5pm today, here is the link -

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83990962138?p ... 8xVEpkZz09
by Kevin Harvey
May 29th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Aeris Rosso, Centennial Mountain, California
Replies: 12
Views: 1216

Re: TN: 2017 Aeris Rosso, Centennial Mountain, California

Peter,
Yes, they are the same wines. Ultimately, we decided to name this wine Bricco Rosso. We will be discussing this on our webinar Monday at 5p (which will be recorded) as well as all other Aeris news!
by Kevin Harvey
April 26th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 4983

Re: How good is Chevillon?

really, really good.
by Kevin Harvey
April 23rd, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

Thanks to the nudge we received last week, we just emailed a small library offering of 2012s. Thanks for the feedback! Sorry, I couldn't attend, but appreciate the offer. Got a 4 pack of the Skyline Syrah. My first and last Skyline Syrah purchase! [cheers.gif] Peter, You won't be sorry! I opened th...
by Kevin Harvey
April 23rd, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

Thanks to the nudge we received last week, we just emailed a small library offering of 2012s. Thanks for the feedback!
by Kevin Harvey
April 21st, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: sadly, Sarah’s spot on.
Replies: 33
Views: 2929

Re: TN: sadly, Sarah’s spot on.

Sorry to hear this. I never had a problem with Dauvissat until this same period (starting '07) and then the '08s were really problematic.
by Kevin Harvey
April 16th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

Kevin Harvey wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Trying not to step on Jeff's toes (winemakers can be sensitive) so I will open:
12 Horseshoe Chard
12 Horseshoe PN
12 Bearwallow PN
12 Skyline PN
added 12 Alpine PN
by Kevin Harvey
April 16th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

Trying not to step on Jeff's toes (winemakers can be sensitive) so I will open:
12 Horseshoe Chard
12 Horseshoe PN
12 Bearwallow PN
12 Skyline PN
by Kevin Harvey
April 16th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

Kevin Harvey wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 4:11 pm
OK, my lineup is looking like 12 Horseshoe Chard, 12 Horseshoe PN and 12 Swan Terrace....
I can't believe it but I don't have a 12 Swan in my cellar! Jeff is going to open one so we can still discuss. Any votes for a replacement?
by Kevin Harvey
April 16th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

OK, my lineup is looking like 12 Horseshoe Chard, 12 Horseshoe PN and 12 Swan Terrace....
by Kevin Harvey
April 16th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

Thinking of a 13 Horseshoe Pinot for tonight. Should I give it as much air as possible like open now? I like to advise decanting an hour in advance (for the Santa Cruz wines). Alternatively, another good plan is decanting earlier but returning to bottle (double decanting) so the wine doesn't see to...
by Kevin Harvey
April 15th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

Thomas,
I think you might be solo with the 09 Swan while there will be many 12s and13s opened. Your question made me realize that I haven't opened one in a while so I need to fix that soon.
by Kevin Harvey
April 15th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

James Kennedy wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 12:16 pm
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Ready to go!

Cellar temp or fridge temp for the Alpine Chard?
I like about 50F for Alpine Chard but I think the answer is more driven by personal preference. Pure fridge temp might be a little too cold.
by Kevin Harvey
April 15th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

I'd love a bit of advice from Kevin, Jeff, or anyone else in the herd, since my only two possibilities are just babies: 2015 Bearwallow Chard or the Home Pinot. Is it somewhat of a waste to pop these at a mere 5 years? Would one be recommended to open/hold over the other? Thanks friends, And thank ...
by Kevin Harvey
April 14th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

Steve Gautier wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 5:05 pm
I am planning on opening a 2012 Alpine Pinot. Any suggestions on whether I should give it any air.
Steve,
I think some air would be great for that wine. Either Jeff or I will open this one too.
by Kevin Harvey
April 11th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

Frank Murray III wrote:
April 11th, 2020, 6:55 pm
B. Buzzini wrote:
April 11th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Thinking 2004 Alesia Chileno Valley Syrah? [gen_fro.gif]
Damn, you'll need to dust that one off.....early days, there.
Whoa, that's from even before "early" started.
by Kevin Harvey
April 11th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

OK, sounds like there is some group interest in the 12 Swan Terrace. I will put that one on my list. I would encourage people opening that wine to give it an hour in the decanter if possible.
by Kevin Harvey
April 9th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--- With Kevin H and Jeff B....vote for the day you prefer

Hi Maureen,
I think that would be fun. Maybe we do a poll on favorite bottles to open?
My (more available) favorites would be 2012 and 2013s.
by Kevin Harvey
April 9th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5399

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--- With Kevin H and Jeff B....vote for the day you prefer

Hi everyone, I am really looking forward to this. It will be a lot of fun to finally be able to put faces with the names and posts I have read for so many years. If there are certain wines or vineyards or topics that people would like to discuss, please let me know in advance. I plan to pop a few co...
by Kevin Harvey
March 27th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice article by wine writer Laura Ness on Ken Burnap and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
Replies: 25
Views: 3039

Re: Nice article by wine writer Laura Ness on Ken Burnap and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard

It's great to some well-deserved recognition for these unsung hero pioneers. Their wines were very motivational for me. This is a great reminder to open a few bottles!!
by Kevin Harvey
March 25th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France
Replies: 53
Views: 1678

Re: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France

Thanks Rich. That is good news.
Those requirements would differ from most high-end, conscientious producers primarily in just the amount of so2.
by Kevin Harvey
March 25th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France
Replies: 53
Views: 1678

Re: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France

Are the grapes required to be grown organically?
"Natural" wines made with conventionally farmed grapes have always seemed quite dubious to me.
by Kevin Harvey
March 20th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rhys Aeris Bianco
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: 2017 Rhys Aeris Bianco

Great to hear you enjoyed this Paul. I am extremely excited about Carricante in California and this is just the start.
by Kevin Harvey
March 18th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rhys Aeris Rosso
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: 2017 Rhys Aeris Rosso

Glad you enjoyed it Paul. I have been opening the 17 Rosso and serving it quite often. We blended the 2018 Rosso to a similar profile. This will be a very important bottling for Aeris. The price is $49. The first Nebbiolo designate (2018) will be bottled this summer. And I am super excited about the...
by Kevin Harvey
March 9th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 2793

Re: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation

One of the huge challenges of this Italian group is vintage variation - some vintages just aren’t worth buying. In others I back up the truck. It’s just a reality of weather (though maybe changing with global warming?). California is much more consistent in my experience. Yes there are variations b...
by Kevin Harvey
March 9th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 2793

Re: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation

Kevin: It’s clear why you’d attempt Nebbiolo - truly epic wines can be made from the variety, and there is huge potential if you can crack the Cali-Nebb code. Others are trying to varying degrees of success, but it’s still early days. Classic entrepreneurial opportunity! But the other varieties rep...
by Kevin Harvey
March 9th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 2793

Re: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation

Thanks for all the feedback. I think I probably hang around too many strict Burgophiles. It's great to hear that there is more crossover than I expected. I am a huge Nebbiolo fan as well as BurgNut. Nerello Mascalese is an interesting case. The wines on Etna are quite variable in style which is prim...
by Kevin Harvey
March 9th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 2793

Re: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation

Which brings to mind a question I have wondered for quite some time. What portion of Pinot drinkers are interested in Nebbiolo or Nerello Mascalese? Having been a Pinot-only wine drinker for a portion of my life, I have always assumed there is a large group of customers that are dedicated, almost ex...
by Kevin Harvey
March 9th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 2793

Re: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation

Mike, Clearly this needed more rigorous thinking on our part, but the emails were originally sent to a small group with a known interest in Italian Barolo or Barbaresco. The program was not intended for the entire customer base as that would deplete the majority of the wine. Bad mistake not thinking...
by Kevin Harvey
March 9th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 2793

Re: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation

Hello everyone,
If any Rhys and Aeris customers have not received this email and would like to sample these wines, please send an email to info@aeriswines.com. Local customers will be able to taste the wines at our pickup day (fingers crossed given the situation!!).
Apologies for any confusion!
by Kevin Harvey
February 11th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2020 Spring Offer
Replies: 21
Views: 2281

Re: Rhys 2020 Spring Offer

Peter Petersen wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Did I mis the release of the '17 Family Farm?
Hi Peter,
You did not miss it. We decided not to bottle the 17 Family Farm. We felt the quality was not high enough.
by Kevin Harvey
February 9th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.
Replies: 80
Views: 5911

Re: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.

Are young Grand Cru Red Burgundys fruit bombs?
by Kevin Harvey
December 18th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Aeris Carricante '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 1127

Re: TN: Aeris Carricante '16...(short/boring)

David,
That's a great question. Frankly, I don't yet know exactly how these tariffs will affect us. Wine is such a long term business (we started this project 8 years ago) and I hope the tariff situation is short term. Hopefully, we can outlast it!
by Kevin Harvey
December 18th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Aeris Carricante '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 1127

Re: TN: Aeris Carricante '16...(short/boring)

Tom, Thanks for sharing your impression. This wine is still quite young but I feel it promises everything that Carricante is capable of. Grand Cru Chablis is a good descriptor at the moment. With some age, it should show a bit more like a hypothetical blend of dry Alsatian Riesling and Corton Charle...
by Kevin Harvey
December 4th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Blanc de Blanc sparkler
Replies: 45
Views: 3730

Re: Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Blanc de Blanc sparkler

Exactly my point. Weren't both the Bearwallow and the Horseshoe at one point en tirage? Your original post lead my to believe that the Bearwallow was somehow never aged en tirage. Sorry Chris, now I understand. The Bearwallow BdB was aged about 3 years en tirage. The Horseshoe has aged en tirage lo...
by Kevin Harvey
December 3rd, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Blanc de Blanc sparkler
Replies: 45
Views: 3730

Re: Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Blanc de Blanc sparkler

I can understand how someone might be confused! We do have a "tirage" bottling of Horseshoe BdB but have not decided when or if we will release it. Our first sparkling release is the 2015 Bearwallow Blanc des Blancs. It drinks very well right now so I wouldn't hesitate to pop one. FWIW, I plan to s...
by Kevin Harvey
November 23rd, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day
Replies: 92
Views: 5675

Re: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day

Kevin, I agree that Burgundy tends to be a little higher in acidity than Barolo or Barbaresco. I find it a little counter-intuitive because Piedmont is south of Burgundy. But it's at a higher elevation and I think Pinot juice may be intrinsically a little higher in acidity, regardless of terroir. W...
by Kevin Harvey
November 23rd, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day
Replies: 92
Views: 5675

Re: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day

Tannin and acid can exacerbate the impression of one another. It does strike me that nebbiolo is more tannic than pinot but I am not so sure about the acidity. Has anyone out there actually measured the levels of each?? I have somewhere lots of numbers on Burgundy but nothing on nebbiolo. Mel, Meas...
by Kevin Harvey
November 22nd, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day
Replies: 92
Views: 5675

Re: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day

From recent memory, I bought a fair amount of high level 1988 Premier Cru Burgundy, split between CdB and CdN. I don't have many left, but most of those I aged 20 - 30 years left me crying in my beer, which I brought out after the wines were not pleasant (exaggeration... I actually brought out othe...
by Kevin Harvey
November 22nd, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Blanc de Blanc sparkler
Replies: 45
Views: 3730

Re: Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Blanc de Blanc sparkler

I can understand how someone might be confused! We do have a "tirage" bottling of Horseshoe BdB but have not decided when or if we will release it. Our first sparkling release is the 2015 Bearwallow Blanc des Blancs. It drinks very well right now so I wouldn't hesitate to pop one. FWIW, I plan to se...
by Kevin Harvey
November 21st, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day
Replies: 92
Views: 5675

Re: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 6:45 pm
I was eyeing some 2015 Luciano Sandrone, but if I had to wait until I’m in a wheelchair...
I just tasted the 2015 Sandrone Barolos and would definitely not recommend opening them soon (which was surprising to me since many 2015s can be opened now).
by Kevin Harvey
November 21st, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day
Replies: 92
Views: 5675

Re: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day

Kevin, I know you have a lot of knowledge and tasting experience here, but I have to seriously question whether or not that '98 Giacosa was a sound bottle, and I am almost positive it was not. I have way too little experience with Giacosa, but I've seen quite a few other B/B wines at various points...
by Kevin Harvey
November 21st, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day
Replies: 92
Views: 5675

Re: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day

I think I am an outlier in that I generally agree with the article and love to drink Barolo in the 5-20 year zone. Additionally (getting ready to duck and run!) I don't think Barolo ages as long or as consistently as Burgundy. This doesn't mean that it can't (it surely can!) just that I have experie...
by Kevin Harvey
October 21st, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with white truffles
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Re: Wines with white truffles

How are the truffles this year?
by Kevin Harvey
October 3rd, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2457

Re: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015

Sorry for the delayed response! We have been wrapping up our Pinot harvest and are in the middle of the Centennial Mountain harvest of Nebbiolo, Nerello Mascalese and Carricante. To clarify, The 2014 and 2015 Aeris Etna Bianco Superiores were bottled with lower sulphur levels than our standard. Most...
by Kevin Harvey
September 21st, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any impact from early rains?
Replies: 15
Views: 1205

Re: Any impact from early rains?

We have seen no ill effects from the rain, it's just important to let the grapes re-balance afterwards. With some heat on Tues and dry, warm conditions we will pick a lot of grapes over the next two days.
by Kevin Harvey
September 9th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: TN: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

I am glad you enjoyed it David. Our Rhys experience divides into 3 somewhat different evolutionary periods - 2004-2008, 2009-2011 and 2012 to present. This bottle is indicative of what people can expect from us in current vintages. Hi Kevin - Can you expand on the difference in wine making during t...
by Kevin Harvey
September 8th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: TN: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

I am glad you enjoyed it David.
Our Rhys experience divides into 3 somewhat different evolutionary periods - 2004-2008, 2009-2011 and 2012 to present. This bottle is indicative of what people can expect from us in current vintages.

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