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by Sean S y d n e y
October 25th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: TN: 2010 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées

This note gets a 91+ for the dramatic flair alone.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 24th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #winebitch / Misogyny in Wine and the Fallout
Replies: 21
Views: 1854

Re: #winebitch / Misogyny in Wine and the Fallout

Yes. Wholly agree. Perhaps with the increase in numbers of women winemakers, they'll band together and out those who act in such a manner. While I understand the sentiment, I think it is incumbent upon the rest of the wine world to self-assess, call out, and break down those barriers rather than pu...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 24th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Enfield Wine Co. Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: TN: 2018 Enfield Wine Co. Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard

Very cool - just picked up my first Enfield, a ‘17 Citrine, and this note makes me jazzed to pop the cork.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 24th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12441
Views: 481449

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Querciabella Mongrana, their budget-ish Super Tuscan. OK, but a bit more modern in bent than I prefer with clear oak signature of cocoa/vanilla and less of that classic herbal/dusty earth of Sangiovese. Feels like the Merlot's playing an outsized role with the dense black cherry/plummy characte...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 24th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #winebitch / Misogyny in Wine and the Fallout
Replies: 21
Views: 1854

#winebitch / Misogyny in Wine and the Fallout

I'm just getting hip to this now, but #winebitch is a hashtag on Twitter gaining momentum. I have not been able to find the PDF in question. I think the best overview and discussion is from Anne Burchett: https://timatkin.com/on-wine-bitch/ Long story short: over the summer, UK wine writer/tv show h...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 23rd, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 158
Views: 4518

Re: Real winenerd wines

I think some grapes are obscure for a reason and the wines made out of them generate more interest than they would otherwise deserve just because of the novelty factor, but I also appreciate Otto's enthusiasm and tasting notes for things out of the ordinary amongst the average wine board denizen, ev...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 23rd, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14684
Views: 730107

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

should be great, Lafarge knocked it out of the park in 1993. Here's hoping! By coincidence, our esteemed William Kelley had it a couple years ago according to CT and said it was in fine form. Very cool Sean, I hope it shows well for you! What a great find. Thank you! Nothing like celebrating your s...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 22nd, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6435
Views: 374719

Re: de Negoce offer

Dmytro, I have been quite critical of Cam & de Negoce about their shipping/logistics practices, but to blame him/them for UPS missing a delivery time - or even day - is just not reasonable. If it's on their end, it's out of his hands.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 22nd, 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14684
Views: 730107

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1993 Michel Lafarge Volnay Vendanges Sélectionnées.

I decided to splurge on this - which will be the second-oldest Burgundy I'll have drunk whenever that happens - because Lafarge with age has been one of my "one-day" wines forever. I'm really excited.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 22nd, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines
Replies: 67
Views: 3693

Re: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

Yes. And those wines could be had for $5-10 in days gone by. For example, I paid $8 a bottle for 1983 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese. Wines like Tempier, Chateau Pradeaux, Huet, etc., etc., etc., have been great for a very long time. Name your very top Barolo producers - Conterno, Rinaldi, etc...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 22nd, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines
Replies: 67
Views: 3693

Re: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

I feel this, hard. Unfortunately, millennials like me have to either bankrupt ourselves to not only get the coveted bottles but just a wide-reaching classical wine education that previous generations had access to. That said, it's definitely the best time to be alive for finding great $20-50 bottle...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 22nd, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines
Replies: 67
Views: 3693

Re: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

I feel this, hard. Unfortunately, millennials like me have to either bankrupt ourselves to not only get the coveted bottles but just a wide-reaching classical wine education that previous generations had access to.

That said, it's definitely the best time to be alive for finding great $20-50 bottles.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 21st, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-les-Beaune
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-les-Beaune

Robert Sand wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 12:12 pm
The solution to "keeping ... hands off of them" is easy:
build a cellar with 12-20+ vintages to choose from ...

...only it needs to keep your hands off for some time!
Alas, not the easiest thing up here!
by Sean S y d n e y
October 21st, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let`s talk Scheurebe!
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Let`s talk Scheurebe!

Must we? neener
by Sean S y d n e y
October 21st, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Chanterêves Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 0
Views: 83

TN: 2018 Chanterêves Bourgogne Blanc

This is definitely more like it after a disappointing 2018 red experience with this otherwise lovely domaine. Upon opening, it was a tad reticent, perhaps reduced; with some air, though, a really nice lemon cream/meringue note made its presence known and became the main event with some chalkiness co...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 20th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6435
Views: 374719

Re: de Negoce offer

Interesting to see all these examples of cheaper wines being more popular amongst casual drinkers. I think the point on sweetness / fruitiness or general approachability is probably right. Is it fundamentally different from other food / beverages though? I imagine most people probably prefer a Quar...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 20th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-les-Beaune
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-les-Beaune

Tomás Costa wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 5:05 pm
We need a wine piggy bank - the bottles go in and you can't touch them!
I have an offsite storage for specifically this purpose, but if you don't actually take the wine there, then...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 20th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-les-Beaune
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-les-Beaune

jason stein wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 4:47 pm
I have been (and continue to) buy big on 17s. Along with 2014 it is one of my favorite recent vintages for red burgundy, both for drinking now and mid-term aging.
My biggest issue with 2017s will be keeping my hands off of them, but I think they'll be achingly beautiful with time.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 20th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-les-Beaune
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-les-Beaune

Opened another of these - I think this is my fourth this year?

Run, don't walk, people. This is just so beautiful. It will be a genuine struggle to save my last two.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 20th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker
Replies: 108
Views: 4004

Re: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker

For the price, I'd rather drink commune/1er/lieu-dit wines from great Côte de Beaune/Chalonnaise/Mâcon producers than the lower-level Côte de Nuits top-tier offerings. Yes, of course, I'd love to drink great Nuits producers' entry-level wines as daily drinkers (or even 1-2 per week drinkers). But I ...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 20th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6435
Views: 374719

Re: de Negoce offer

A $6.99 Petite Sirah is the last thing you see (taste) before you die.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 19th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized
Replies: 22
Views: 1151

Re: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized

Ramon C wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 2:50 pm


Telling clients to roll the dice is definitely wild, but don't see that posted by anyone here.

I thought the message is clear, that it's the consumer's choice to buy or not buy.
I guess we have a different view of responsibility.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 19th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized
Replies: 22
Views: 1151

Re: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized

I appreciate this perspective, but if a producer of white wine in Burgundy - especially one of the most respected names in the region whose bottles sell for a pretty penny - is using anything but DIAM on their entire range of wines, it's approaching negligence. I understand the point you're trying ...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 19th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized
Replies: 22
Views: 1151

Re: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized

I really hope you do - and get a bottle!! These Burgundy producers have been getting away with daylight robbery for far too long. In any other business, they would have been pilloried and forced by the authorities to reimburse their clients for having sold faulty goods. Honestly, I take issue with ...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 19th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: TN: 2017 Ridge Geyserville

I often find Geyserville - and actually most of Ridge's Zins - to demand air when young. As you mention, on opening the oak is a bit of a sucker punch and it needs everything else to catch up to it. This was less true when I first tasted the '17 ~15 months ago, when the primary fruit was still turn...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 18th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Quinta de Baixo Lagar de Baixo (Bairrada, Portugal)
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: TN: 2017 Quinta de Baixo Lagar de Baixo (Bairrada, Portugal)

Great note and what looks like a delicious pair.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 17th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 158
Views: 4518

Re: Real winenerd wines

Coteaux Champenois qualify?
by Sean S y d n e y
October 17th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8854
Views: 1333345

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Wine Spectator published its own article on Friday, October 16. https://www.winespectator.com/articles/italian-police-uncover-counterfeit-sassicaia-ring The Wine Spectator mostly repeats the details summarized above, but it contains one significant new fact. Wine Spectator interviewed Priscilla Inc...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 16th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: TN: 2018 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

I just had this last week. Still have some in the bottle. Can't believe you saw no petrol?!?!? It was like sniffing a gas pump. I agree the acidity isn't piercing. It's very young and a touch flabby at this point. Packing the rest of my case away for the long haul. Yeah, to me, it was just that sem...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 16th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: TN: 2017 Ridge Geyserville

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Huh...10 years. I think someone else mentioned that.
I wasn't gonna out you and stir up something Stormy without your permission. champagne.gif
by Sean S y d n e y
October 16th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: TN: 2017 Ridge Geyserville

I. Howe wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Geyserville is the only Ridge I still buy. I always try one young, after decanting for hours and hours, and then I let them sit for years and years. After 10 years, they are amazing! But young, they kind of hurt to swallow.
I'm going to take your advice from now on!
by Sean S y d n e y
October 16th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker
Replies: 108
Views: 4004

Re: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker

Lumpp is great.
Joseph Drouhin & Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-Lés-Beaune(s)
Chanterêves Bourgogne Rouge & Blanc
Drouhin Montagny
De Villaine red & whites
Faiveley Mercurey Blanc
Prudhon Saint-Aubins

Like you said: most producers doing good work in the Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 16th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 11
Views: 951

TN: 2017 Ridge Geyserville

This is obviously very, very young, but upon opening the oak (only 16% new?) was quite overpowering; lots of that chocolate & vanilla influence right to the forefront. After some time open, the wine relaxed and more layers came out; a bit of loaminess, a touch herbal, a hint of gravelly minerality, ...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 16th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The post COVID meal you have been dreaming about...
Replies: 23
Views: 1012

Re: The post COVID meal you have been dreaming about...

While just the thought of a beautiful evening with friends seems almost subversively appealing at this point, probably something like this (with the limitations of my rather meagre cellar): - A dozen oysters (per person, natch) with Egly-Ouriet Tradition - French onion soup w/ 2017 Ramonet Clos de l...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 15th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Speaking Spanish at Work
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: Speaking Spanish at Work

I've said it elsewhere on these boards: any grown adult who seriously uses the phrase "virtue signalling" usually has very little virtue of their own to speak of. This is a discussion. If you can't handle it, sounds like you're the one who's "triggered"! Anyway, I don't think Casey's question was in...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 15th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: TN: 2018 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

I had this about 10 days ago and liked it a good deal. Actually the first Prum I can ever recall opening (I know, I know) so can't compare to other vintages, but really loved the yeasty funk on opening and density of the fruit. Interesting you found it funky! The fruit definitely has power but I'm ...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 15th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: TN: 2018 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 2:13 pm
It may have already shut down.
That was a thought, but the nose is so exuberant and "hedonistic" (don't kill me!) that I just assumed this is the character of the year.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 15th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 7
Views: 404

TN: 2018 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

Due to what I assume is the vintage, this is quite tropical with almost no petrol-y character; mango/passionfruit seems to dominate the nose with an almost California sauvignon blanc-lite bent. The palate definitely has a little tickle of CO2 which wasn't unwelcome and kept it breezy. The acidity is...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 14th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you buying for November?
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: Which Champagne are you buying for November?

Depending on the outcome, Egly-Ouriet Tradition or Baby Duck spiked with Everclear.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 14th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Bearwallow Vineyard Chardonnay
Replies: 0
Views: 117

TN: 2015 Rhys Bearwallow Vineyard Chardonnay

I've been wanting to try Rhys' wines for awhile now but they rarely show up in our market; when this was offered I jumped on it. Greeted with beautiful, delicate aromatics; wet stone and saline minerality, lemon curd, white florals, and just a shaving of almond skin. So, so energetic; the texture on...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 14th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6435
Views: 374719

Re: de Negoce offer

You can always see an entity's priorities when the e-mails re: communication/service go unanswered but the solicitations continue unabated. I sent an email to inquire about long term storage, recieved a reply in less than 24 hours. " Hi Jo, Not quite yet, we will let everyone know when we do. Thank...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 14th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6435
Views: 374719

Re: de Negoce offer

You can always see an entity's priorities when the e-mails re: communication/service go unanswered but the solicitations continue unabated.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 12th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Arnot-Roberts Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: TN: 2013 Arnot-Roberts Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo Vineyard

Always been curious about their Cabs, since their approach to Syrah (and rosé) is very much in my wheelhouse. Thanks for the note!
by Sean S y d n e y
October 12th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Familiar Mourvèdre
Replies: 1
Views: 219

TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Familiar Mourvèdre

I think this is the first(?) year that D&R has had representation up here, and having read about them here I eagerly snapped it up when I saw it on the shelf of a local bottle shop. So much fun and joie de vivre in the glass. This has enough to hold your interest without being too serious OR too con...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 12th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what to choose from the winelist...
Replies: 15
Views: 1572

Re: what to choose from the winelist...

Probably the LMHB.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 11th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 By Farr Farrside Pinot Noir
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: TN: 2016 By Farr Farrside Pinot Noir

Lovely wines from the Bellarine Penisinsula in Victoria. Gary Farr was a bit of a pioneer of the variety in Australia at Bannockburn and now he and his son are making some top notch examples. Thanks for the note. Reminds me that I need to revisit the wines. I think they finally got representation i...
by Sean S y d n e y
October 11th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 gonon rouge
Replies: 22
Views: 1476

Re: 2018 gonon rouge

I'd say the styles between Pax & Gonon are so different as to defy comparison, but I appreciate it nonetheless!
by Sean S y d n e y
October 11th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 By Farr Farrside Pinot Noir
Replies: 2
Views: 199

TN: 2016 By Farr Farrside Pinot Noir

By Farr was a find-of-the-year for me in 2019 with the Sangreal Vineyard pinot, and this is a lovely and worthy follow-up. Beautiful use of partial whole cluster here, with the nose giving added weight to the delicate red fruit and bit of smoke from judicious oak. Nice gravelly/mineral quality, too....
by Sean S y d n e y
October 11th, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4489

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Michael R Fox wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 5:54 am
Sean S y d n e y wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 8:50 pm

I bought some on your rec. Don’t let me down ;)
No pressure! [wow.gif]
Any particular vintage your fond of?
Both 16 and 17 have been great. The '17 is lovely and pretty and drinking really well now.
by Sean S y d n e y
October 10th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4489

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Alan Rath wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Sean S y d n e y wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Drouhin Chorey-lès-Beaune
I bought some on your rec. Don’t let me down ;)
No pressure! [wow.gif]

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