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by Jud Reis
August 21st, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: where to eat in Boston and Portland, Maine?
Replies: 30
Views: 1278

Re: where to eat in Boston and Portland, Maine?

Josh - if you do decide to cross over the river to Cambridge, do try Oleana. Ana Sortun is a wizard in the kitchen. Cragie On Main a close second.
by Jud Reis
August 20th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: where to eat in Boston and Portland, Maine?
Replies: 30
Views: 1278

Re: where to eat in Boston and Portland, Maine?

Josh - Troquet is still your best bet for very good food and the most interesting list in Boston. No 9 park is not universally loved, but we always have had excellent experiences there, and I love the room. Mention is very good, but not worth the extra tariff IMHO. If you are looking for excellent s...
by Jud Reis
August 12th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 19
Views: 1187

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

One last favor - any recommendations on hotels in Kyoto - does not have to be super fancy, but would like convenient location to tourist areas, public transport. Thanks!
by Jud Reis
August 10th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just hit the 1K milestone
Replies: 64
Views: 2755

Re: Just hit the 1K milestone

1000 bottles is roughly what I have been holding at for about 6 years. I have a mix of wines meant for consumption fairly early, and wines I am aging. I have fairly eclectic tastes, and really feel this is a sweet spot for almost always having something that will pair well with what we are eating or...
by Jud Reis
August 1st, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Tasting Groups Near Boston?
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Tasting Groups Near Boston?

Kevin will give you the lowdown. Welcome!
by Jud Reis
July 29th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?

Oleana in Cambridge is a wonderful modern take on middle eastern cuisine. My go to in Cambridge. Troquet in Boston has good food and a wonderful and deep wine list.
by Jud Reis
July 27th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for Restaurants for Ireland and Iceland
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Reccos for Restaurants for Ireland and Iceland

You have to try Icelandic lamb while you are there - the best in the world, and not exported. We loved Grillmarket.
by Jud Reis
July 21st, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Arcadian Theresa-Noelle Rose of Pinot
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: TN: 2018 Arcadian Theresa-Noelle Rose of Pinot

That’s weird Ryan - the Rose was part of the last grand cru shipment
by Jud Reis
July 18th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Arcadian Theresa-Noelle Rose of Pinot
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: TN: 2018 Arcadian Theresa-Noelle Rose of Pinot

Didn’t do a formal note, but I cracked my first bottle of this on Saturday night and agree - very nice wine. Nice refreshing fruit flavors but also a real body and structure to it.
by Jud Reis
July 17th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 32
Views: 1891

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

I am with Hardy on this - had a 20 year old Terre Brune rose a few years ago that was stunning.
by Jud Reis
July 12th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2823

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

Another vote for Smith Madrone. Old school wines, old school proprietors, gorgeous location.
by Jud Reis
July 4th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 19
Views: 1187

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

Thanks for all the thoughts so far, please keep them coming. Otto - I remember the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto being a little over 2 hours?
by Jud Reis
July 3rd, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 0
Views: 375

TN: 2002 Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon

Still dark purplish, but a hint of bricking on the rim. Lovely nose of eucalyptus, graphite and black raspberry. Palate feels like is still needs some time to integrate? Smooth sweet blackberry fruit on the attack, but quite a bit of tannic structure still on the finish. 2-3 more years will do it go...
by Jud Reis
July 2nd, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Inman Family Oliver Grange Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 0
Views: 261

TN: 2012 Inman Family Oliver Grange Vineyard Pinot Noir

Still quite youthful - dark semi translucent color, lovely nose of tea, bing cherry, orange peel and a hint of underbrush. Beautifully textured palate with a nice mix of sweet cherry fruit and balancing acidity. Beautifully made, very feminine but enough stuffing to match up with multiple kinds of f...
by Jud Reis
July 1st, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 19
Views: 1187

Japan Experts Help Please

I know there are a ton of threads already on Japan trips, but I am hoping to get some customized advice. Have been to Japan many times in business, but going to be taking my adult daughter in mid November for a solid week of vacation for her first time in the country and my first time really vacatio...
by Jud Reis
July 1st, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 7-1-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1416

Re: Impressions 7-1-19

Jim - I wish more people would discover Michael’s Cave Dog wines. He is an exceptional wine maker.
by Jud Reis
June 30th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Arcadian Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard
Replies: 0
Views: 285

TN: 2008 Arcadian Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard

Lovely nose of rose petals, black pepper, sun baked earth and dark cherry. Great balance of sweet black cherry fruit and savory, earthy, peppery notes on the palate. Very elegant and restrained. Still young with lots of run room left, but drinking beautifully today.
by Jud Reis
June 24th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 154
Views: 10184

Re: Top US Syrahs

Jay Miller wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 6:34 am
Edmunds St. John
Rhys
Arcadian
Scherrer

I would have said Qupe and Copain but with both winemakers gone...
Perfect list - I am not a huge new world Syrah fan, and all 4 of these producers consistently make age worthy syrahs that regularly wow me.
by Jud Reis
June 16th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1795

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

Boy, that list is better than I remember for Eastern Standard - have to head back soon.
by Jud Reis
June 10th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What to do with one day in Nashville?
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: What to do with one day in Nashville?

Go to the Station Inn and see whatever awesome band is playing that night.
by Jud Reis
June 10th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 2089

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

RichardFlack wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 5:43 pm
M.Kaplan wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Assyrtiko from Santorini (Hatzidakis, Sigalas, Argyros, Gaia).
+1
Def this.
And with just a little age.
+2 - the best match with grilled octopus
by Jud Reis
June 10th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 446
Views: 42614

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Wish I could, big meetings with lots of out of town guests the next two days... let me know next time you are up.
by Jud Reis
June 9th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Cantina Del Pino Barbaresco Albesani
Replies: 0
Views: 333

TN: 2007 Cantina Del Pino Barbaresco Albesani

Popped and poured. Deep garnet color, just a little bricking on the rim. Lovely nose of dark cherry, tar and black pepper. Tannins pretty much resolved, nice sweet cherry fruit with balancing acidity, a real pleasant palate. Not sure how much more complexity it will pick up, but drinking great right...
by Jud Reis
June 8th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party
Replies: 36
Views: 1260

Re: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party

Another vote for English Sparkler - if you can find a Raimes, buy it. Had a bottle recently that was terrific.
by Jud Reis
June 8th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 446
Views: 42614

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Carlos Delpin wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 4:44 am
Two hurricanes and a lot of work later finally all the babies are together again... Totally no frills and utilitarian but it works!
Carlos - good to see the plan coming together! When are you coming back up so we can go see the mediocre Red Sox together?
by Jud Reis
May 28th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Arcadian Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard
Replies: 30
Views: 1686

Re: TN: 2001 Arcadian Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard

I have 4 more Doug, so will give one a shot soon. I usually expect Joe’s wines to last a long, long time so I was surprised to perceive the wine to be advanced.
by Jud Reis
May 27th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Arcadian Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard
Replies: 30
Views: 1686

Re: TN: 2001 Arcadian Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard

Lovely nose of iron, rose petals and cranberry fruit. Not quite the verve that I remember from my last bottle a couple of years ago. Good acidity and nice crisp cranberry and raspberry notes on the palate, but just a touch tired on the finish. May be time to drink up?
by Jud Reis
May 26th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Rhys Chardonnay (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley)
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: TN: 2014 Rhys Chardonnay (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley)

Nice nose of flint, lemon peel, and just a hint of butterscotch. Nice oily texture and balancing acidity on the palate. Still young and I think will stay strong for several years, but not sure it will pick up more complexity.

Obviously liked it more than Corey!
by Jud Reis
May 16th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 44
Views: 2533

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

Talbot, although don’t love it quite as much as the old Cordier days....
by Jud Reis
May 7th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1408
Views: 163885

Re: Official Costco Thread

Jim Stewart wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Can anyone recommend a Boston-area Costco that does a good job with their wine offerings? Thanks.
Jim - I think the Waltham location is probably best, but that still is not saying a lot.
by Jud Reis
April 18th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3606

Re: What's your house champagne?

Carlos Delpin wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 8:36 pm
For some reason we can source the Krug 375ml in PR for $45. At that tariff it is our house bubbles.
Makes for an excellent quaff on the golf course! champagne.gif
by Jud Reis
April 15th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Pepe Estate Vigneron Select
Replies: 0
Views: 105

TN: 2009 Clos Pepe Estate Vigneron Select

Tea, underbrush and smoky black fruit on the nose. Nice spicy, smoky black fruit and acidity on the palate, but a fading vegetal note makes me think this is really on its last legs. Drink up if you have them.
by Jud Reis
April 14th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Skyline Pinot Noir
Replies: 0
Views: 207

TN: 2011 Rhys Skyline Pinot Noir

Lovely nose of tea, flowers, dried herbs and savory saltiness. Palate is all about crunchy acidity and cranberry fruit. Better with food, needs a little fat to mellow out the acidity. Tough year for the fruit to get fully ripe.
by Jud Reis
April 8th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 White Rock Vineyard Claret
Replies: 1
Views: 151

TN: 1999 White Rock Vineyard Claret

Still very dark color, minimal bricking on the rim. Cedar, tobacco, limestone and blackberry on the nose. Nice balanced fruit, probably faded a bit, tannins completely resolved. Not a blockbuster, but a lovely old fashioned California claret. I would drink up, not going to improve.
by Jud Reis
April 6th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Lovely nose of cranberry, underbrush and just a hint or orange peel. Bright acidity, cranberry fruit on a medium intense palate. My favorite of the 2011’s I have tried from Rhys - teeters on the edge of underripe, but still delivers good complexity and pleasure.
by Jud Reis
April 4th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Rhys "Home" PN
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Re: 2011 Rhys "Home" PN

Beguiling nose of sassafras, underbrush and white pepper. Like the other 2011’s I have had, just falls short on the palate - nice acidity, but just a little flat and simple.
by Jud Reis
April 3rd, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Lovely nose of cranberry, soy, underbrush and a hint of white pepper. On the lighter side on the palate, all about cranberry fruit and acid, but a little unbalanced with a pronounced oak note on the finish that sticks out. Might be awkward adolescence, but I am not sure this has the stuffing to make...
by Jud Reis
April 2nd, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37206

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

NV Keller Estate Casa - exactly what I would hope for in an everyday house red. Dusty earth, cranberry and fig on the nose. Light bodied, low tannins, but with a nice peppery, dusty strong finish. Enough structure to hold up well with food of all sorts, but light enough on its feet to be a nice sipp...
by Jud Reis
March 30th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spanish wine recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Spanish wine recommendation

I would try the Godello - a varietal you don’t see that much on lists, and one I personally love.
by Jud Reis
March 30th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without
Replies: 88
Views: 3974

Re: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without

If you drink older wines, the Durand is worth every penny...
by Jud Reis
March 28th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

Trying to drink some 2011’s to see if they are as short lived as the reports. The first bottle was not promising: Lovely nose of underbrush, tea and brambly blackberry fruit. Just falls flat on the palate - not bad, but not the usual verve I expect from Rhys and nowhere near the complexity of the no...
by Jud Reis
March 26th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent on old Bdx
Replies: 68
Views: 3865

Re: Michael Broadbent on old Bdx

I had a lovely bottle of 75 Leoville Barton Saturday night, with plenty of life left.
by Jud Reis
March 21st, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Atlanta Does Rhys Yet Again
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: TN: Atlanta Does Rhys Yet Again

Thanks for the data points Mike - really helpful. Is the consensus really that bad on the 11’s that they need to be consumed soon? I have quite a few bottles and have found the pinots in general need a decade before they start to really unfold.
by Jud Reis
March 19th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: queenstown nz
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: queenstown nz

If you are a golfer, play Jack’s point - some of the most incredible views I have ever experienced on a course.
by Jud Reis
March 17th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 1323

Re: Amalfi in March

Dennis - do not drive the Amalfi coast - crazy roads. Another vote for Ravello - all the views, less of the crowds than Amalfi.
by Jud Reis
March 8th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 61
Views: 2850

Re: Boston Dining

Glad you enjoyed it!
by Jud Reis
March 6th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 61
Views: 2850

Re: Boston Dining

Robert- having followed where you normally go to eat in various threads, I don’t think there is anything near there that will be anywhere close to what you would like. There are some good unpretentious Asian places in Lowell - Simply Khmer for Cambodian food is one I would recommend.
by Jud Reis
March 3rd, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear & Loathing in Buellton: UPDATE 2 -- Dinner with Joe Davis /Arcadian
Replies: 28
Views: 2385

Re: Fear & Loathing in Buellton: UPDATE 2 -- Dinner with Joe Davis /Arcadian

Great read. Joe is incredibly generous with his time and there is no quick tasting with him, so I am not surprised you closed the place.

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