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by David Kingsbury
February 6th, 2021, 5:58 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 45
Views: 3929

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

Hi Rick it was from southern Sonoma County. Don’t know if it is an AVA just from someone’s personal vineyard.
by David Kingsbury
January 30th, 2021, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Confession from a Noob
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Confession from a Noob

So I have a confession to make. No I didn’t bankrupt us by buying way too much wine on Berserker Day. I lurked on this site for a long time but only very recently discovered the Asylum. It’s loaded with great content and contributions, so much so that it’s almost as compelling as Wine Talk. What a g...
by David Kingsbury
January 30th, 2021, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11280

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Patrick great thread you have going here. My wife and I are “enduring” our first Dry January and it has been much easier than I would have guessed. Still miss wine and an occasional scotch especially on chilly nights but it hasn’t been much of a hardship. I don’t believe I have ever looked forward t...
by David Kingsbury
January 30th, 2021, 5:12 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 45
Views: 3929

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

Hi Rick thank you for your insights and suggestions. We have tasted the Pinot a couple of times and no wet ashtray flavors. It actually tastes “pretty” at this point but I’m hoping it fleshes out a bit once we bottle. I just make wine in my garage so I don’t have any real financial exposure unlike s...
by David Kingsbury
January 18th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 G.Roumier Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos de La Bussière
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: TN: 2002 G.Roumier Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos de La Bussière

Thank you Jeremy for the report as I have a few of these and a couple 99’s. A 2000 that was consumed in the last year seemed to still be on its upward trajectory.
by David Kingsbury
January 11th, 2021, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9748

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

I never met Frank but have read his posts over the years. Seemed like a true wine lover and all around decent man. So sorry to hear about his passing in such a senseless way. My condolences to his family and friends.
by David Kingsbury
November 13th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08` Laurent-Perrier; 2 white Burgs, 6 Barolo incl 64` Pio Cesare, 73` Lanzavecchia, 04` Brevia Ca Mia; 08` Aldo Conterno
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: 08` Laurent-Perrier; 2 white Burgs, 6 Barolo incl 64` Pio Cesare, 73` Lanzavecchia, 04` Brevia Ca Mia; 08` Aldo Cont

Great notes as others have said on what must have been a wonderful dinner! Jealous of the food-the truffle looks amazing. Coincidentally, I stood up
a 1964 Pio Cesare Barolo a week or so ago in anticipation of opening it with friends soon. Your note is very encouraging. Cheers!
by David Kingsbury
October 31st, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Elite Stemware Case Instagram Sale - 20% off with CLAYFU4U
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: Elite Stemware Case Instagram Sale - 20% off with CLAYFU4U

Tried to use code today 10/31 but said coupon had expired.
by David Kingsbury
September 27th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 45
Views: 3929

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

As a follow up we pressed the Pinot yesterday. Decided against taking any extreme measures. Wine tastes pretty good at this awkward stage as Malo had just started. Too early to know if it has been affected but am encouraged by yesterday’s sample.
Thanks to all who offered advice.
by David Kingsbury
September 12th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1967

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

Lol William. If ever we do have the opportunity to host you would gladly open for you. champagne.gif
by David Kingsbury
September 12th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1967

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

Interesting topic as I have had and still a number of 01’s. Good to hear about Dujac doing well in 2001 as we have 1 bottle of Bonnes Mares. Any idea of drinking window for this typically masculine vineyard?
by David Kingsbury
September 12th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 45
Views: 3929

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

Thank you for all of your replies. We made rose’ from the same vineyard last weekend before things got really bad this week. Might try to “cold crash” with dry ice as Wes suggested. Really a shame as grapes and numbers were looking so good before the change in winds that started Wednesday.
by David Kingsbury
September 11th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 45
Views: 3929

Remedies for Smoke Taint?

Hi, first post here. I find the annual weather thread to be an excellent source of knowledge and news. We will be picking a small amount of Pinot this weekend in Sonoma County. Likely the fruit has been exposed to smoke. Are there any measures one could employ to minimize the effects of smoke? Shoul...
by David Kingsbury
September 2nd, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: flatiron, D&R
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: PSA: flatiron, D&R

Ha Neal was thinking the same thing. Now i’m Going with Dirty & Rowdy for the win.
by David Kingsbury
August 16th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 33
Views: 1680

Re: TN: 2005 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Doug thx for your note. Anyone had the 2009? It’s the only vintage of this wine I own and wonder where it is in it’s evolution.
by David Kingsbury
July 30th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Taittinger Comtes Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 8737

Re: The Taittinger Comtes Thread

Thank you Blake and Yao for the tasting notes. Sounds good if not great. Maybe that’s why I don’t see many notes on it.
by David Kingsbury
July 29th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joy.......Vilmart
Replies: 24
Views: 1333

Re: Joy.......Vilmart

Love Vilmart! Their Grand Reserve is yummy but the GrandCellier is on another level for NV Champagne. Have a few of Vintage Couer wines but haven’t had one recently. And Tran is right, their Ratafia is really excellent,, would buy on sight if I could find it here in the US.
by David Kingsbury
July 29th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Taittinger Comtes Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 8737

Re: The Taittinger Comtes Thread

Has anyone had the 05 BdB recently? Have a lone bottle and wonder how it’s drinking. We’ve consumed and really enjoyed a few bottles of the 06. We visited
Taittinger May 2019, amazing chalk cellars! A fun tour.
by David Kingsbury
July 21st, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long do you drink a bottle of Wine?
Replies: 38
Views: 1660

Re: How long do you drink a bottle of Wine?

We generally have a couple of bottles open all the time. Usually a rose’ or sparkler and a red. Some reds seem to open more on day 2 especially if they are younger. Everything goes into the fridge until the next day.
by David Kingsbury
July 11th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Dominique Gallois Charmes Chambertin
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: TN: 2005 Dominique Gallois Charmes Chambertin

Alan I always enjoy your tasting notes on burgundies. I only have and have had the Gevrey village wines from Dominique Gallois but really enjoy them. Think I have a couple bottles of the 05 Gevrey AC.
by David Kingsbury
June 13th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?
Replies: 29
Views: 886

Re: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?

Opened a bottle of our homemade rose’ of Pinot noir. Didn’t know it was National Rose’ day thanks for starting the thread.
by David Kingsbury
June 13th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Shake Some Action...
Replies: 12
Views: 824

Re: TN: Shake Some Action...

Mark thank you for the welcome. I’ve been lurking for ages and have learned so much from all of the posters here.
Will try to participate but rarely do tasting notes.
by David Kingsbury
June 13th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Shake Some Action...
Replies: 12
Views: 824

Re: TN: Shake Some Action...

Marshall, not to hijack your tasting note, i’m also something of a music and wine geek. Saw the Groovies in Chicago in the early 80’s. Great show and I agree with you about the opening riff, classic and instantly recognizable.
by David Kingsbury
June 12th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Shake Some Action...
Replies: 12
Views: 824

Re: TN: Shake Some Action...

A Flaming Groovies reference? Love it. The wine sounds interesting.

Thank you

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