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by Robert Kenney
October 2nd, 2017, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Napa Cab Projects
Replies: 50
Views: 4670

New Napa Cab Projects

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by Robert Kenney
February 2nd, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa valley winery recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 1660

Napa valley winery recommendations

Jeff, Sundays are a bit challenging since many winemakers aren't available. A friend informed me that Karl Lawrence Cellars is back in action. I would only imagine that given their legacy, they're making some remarkable juice, but who knows?, give it a try. 1021 Allison Ave Saint Helena, California ...
by Robert Kenney
December 23rd, 2016, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jimmy Fallon - Trump Winery
Replies: 3
Views: 2402

Jimmy Fallon - Trump Winery

China-T

That was very funny. Thanks for sharing.

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
December 12th, 2016, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATES: Cab Sauv Suggestions in the AFWE realm
Replies: 52
Views: 3423

Cab Sauv Suggestions in the AFWE realm

From the coolsville of Coombsville: http://mdcwines.com/

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Kenney
by Robert Kenney
December 12th, 2016, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for an age worthy 2010 Napa cab
Replies: 18
Views: 1072

Looking for an age worthy 2010 Napa cab

What Anton and Rich have already suggested: Togni.

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
December 3rd, 2016, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One bottle for entire meal suggestion
Replies: 39
Views: 1189

One bottle for entire meal suggestion

Sigh.. the difficulties of being the only wine drinker in a household. I may just have to bring a champagne and a red. I will let you know what I decide! Thanks all. Others have given great advice re the wine pairing. Fascino is excellent - one of my favorites! Enjoy. My friends has been telling me...
by Robert Kenney
November 18th, 2016, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visit: Domaine Georges Noëllat
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Visit: Domaine Georges Noëllat

Son of a gun! What? Just a couple of years younger than Noëllat.

Marvelous job apropos your notes. Thanks for the photo as well(did he ask you for a copy, yet? It's terrific).

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
November 18th, 2016, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Henri Bonneau & Friends: 98, '01, '06 Celestins, '01 Rayas, '90 Jaboulet La Chapelle
Replies: 10
Views: 599

TNs: Henri Bonneau & Friends ('98, '01, '06 Celestins, '01 Rayas, '90 Jaboulet La Chapelle

... 2001 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Célestins - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape This one shows more barnyard and wild animale notes. Deep deep cherry core here with a good dose of black pepper. Coats the palate. Really began to open up with air. Needs a healthy...
by Robert Kenney
November 15th, 2016, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting at the Vietti Winery with Elena and Luca
Replies: 14
Views: 871

TN: Tasting at the Vietti Winery with Elena and Luca

Ken V wrote:....

You can find photos of a full tour of the winery and lots more from my visit on my website:

http://www.finewinegeek.com/tn/2016-07_ ... 05_Vietti/
...
Nicely done! [thankyou.gif]

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
November 3rd, 2016, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Tassie Pinot and texting SNAFU
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Great Tassie Pinot and texting SNAFU

That's very funny!

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Kenney
by Robert Kenney
October 29th, 2016, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MORIC 2001-2015 - among the best wines in the world
Replies: 9
Views: 669

MORIC 2001-2015 - among the best wines in the world

Martin, great report! Photos add the perfect seasoning to this post.

Rosi Schuster is another producer lighting it up!

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
September 14th, 2016, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German (Mosel) producer you'll certainly be hearing about -- has a great future ahead of him
Replies: 11
Views: 973

German (Mosel) producer you'll certainly be hearing about -- has a great future ahead of him

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv264/kenneyrobert/a96fec68-0532-41e3-be9b-e28ac04c6b6c_zps0bnelrfb.jpg To paraphrase the details in Weygandt Selections' portfolio tasting catalogue, Markus Hüls started this domaine in Kröv; took over the winery officially in 2012 and did away with the pesticide...
by Robert Kenney
June 27th, 2016, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please introduce me to Rhone.
Replies: 47
Views: 2208

Please introduce me to Rhone.

...I would welcome any help in looking for ~$30 bottles from those areas that will help me get a sense of what those areas are about? Thanks! [cheers.gif] Jeff Davis of Shoppers Vineyard -- his new post -- is beginning to bring in some interesting stuff and pointed-out his recent grab: Mont Olivet'...
by Robert Kenney
June 19th, 2016, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Napa Mountain Cabs? + introduction
Replies: 38
Views: 2352

Accessible Napa Mountain Cabs? + introduction

An excellent producer is Luscher Ballard. Just popped a bottle of the '10 a few months ago and it was sublime. The '11 is even more of the herby mountain cab than the '10 and will probably be approachable in the next year or two. Waiting for opening a '12. Lüscher-Ballard, if I'm not mistaken, is m...
by Robert Kenney
June 18th, 2016, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Napa Mountain Cabs? + introduction
Replies: 38
Views: 2352

Accessible Napa Mountain Cabs? + introduction

Nathan Smyth wrote:Togni & FIsher Wedding.

They're on the same road, but I think Fisher is just across the line into Sonoma County.
I would add that Togni's Tanbark 2013 is not only stunning, it's approachable and affordable.

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
May 3rd, 2016, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of Cayuse/No Girls/Horsepower did you open today?
Replies: 56
Views: 4753

What bottle of Cayuse/No Girls/Horsepower did you open today?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:...Glorious in RIedel
...
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LOL,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
May 3rd, 2016, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A night at the Dutch Frontier with the Bruce and Heather Phillips of VHR
Replies: 3
Views: 399

A night at the Dutch Frontier with the Bruce and Heather Phillips of VHR

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by Robert Kenney
May 3rd, 2016, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another MACDONALD Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1571

Another MACDONALD Thread

...The highlight was our visit with Alex MacDonald who generously spent over two hours with my wife and me in the vineyard and his family’s home... Alex and Graeme go out of their way in terms of their hospitality -- running such an exclusive operation. I can't imagine that they could continue to w...
by Robert Kenney
March 7th, 2016, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R Mondavi 1966 Cabernet Sauvignon TN
Replies: 6
Views: 700

R Mondavi 1966 Cabernet Sauvignon TN

I was all jazzed-up to click on the link, and then, bam, I read the opening pot-shot: "Amazing testament to pre-parkerized Napa." Still, getting a glimpse of that history was great!

Gilman, thanks for coloring in those tidbits. My, that was cool to hear(err, see).

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
March 3rd, 2016, 4:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Thematic Big Reds in NYC - March 23, 2016 - Erev Purim!
Replies: 21
Views: 1485

Thematic Big Reds in NYC - March 23, 2016 - Erev Purim!

Just had an '01 Togni, and it's singing -- glorious wine. Wish that I had one to proffer, but I don't. If someone does, that would really make for a great addition.

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Kenney
by Robert Kenney
March 3rd, 2016, 4:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Thanks!
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Arterberry Maresh at Simpatica 3/4/16

Seems like a cool event. Hope you get the turn-out you deserve. Jimmy's one-of-a-kind, and so are his wines.

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
February 29th, 2016, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine estate buyers
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Wine estate buyers

I am helping a friend's parent's liquidate a wine collection. They are getting older, moving closer to the kids so they can get help when needed. They don't want to move the old collection. Heaps of Napa and other california wines, as well as an assortment of french and italian wines. Any suggestio...
by Robert Kenney
February 29th, 2016, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Asimov on How To Pick a Wine Store
Replies: 19
Views: 1255

NYTimes: Asimov on How To Pick a Wine Store

A really quite nicely done article in today's NYTimes by Asimov: HowToPickAWineStore on how to pick a wine store. I thought it was going to be the usual blah/blah/blah stuff filled w/ the tired old cliches on the subject. ... He also emphasizes the importance of shelf talkers that are actually writ...
by Robert Kenney
January 4th, 2016, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Storage (Individual Bottles Wrapped in Plastic)
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Bottle Storage (Individual Bottles Wrapped in Plastic)

Nothing definitive but I could imagine them trapping some moisture and having adverse effects on labels as a result. I've got one bottle that was wrapped in plastic, tied-off at the top, in the cellar along with all other bottles unwrapped. It's only the wrapped bottle which has become a Petri dish...
by Robert Kenney
January 4th, 2016, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flippy, flippin flipper?
Replies: 74
Views: 3096

Flippy, flippin flipper?

This is a brief model for the cost of a good wine in Napa from a single vineyard: It takes 16 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon to make 1,000 cases. Assuming a selling price of $8,500/ton, that translates to $136 per case in grapes. Conservatively, add another $75/case for winemaking, new French barrels, ...
by Robert Kenney
December 21st, 2015, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Single Winery Clubs
Replies: 28
Views: 1706

Single Winery Clubs

Ryan Allen wrote:..."I'm going to go broke saving all this money"...
Ryan, that's a neat line.

Chris, check-out Herman Story, as I have a friend who's told me in the past that it's more of a club than a list, per se: http://hermanstorywines.com/

Happy hunting,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
December 19th, 2015, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Volcanic terroir
Replies: 42
Views: 1280

Volcanic terroir

Ryan M wrote:...

Some research has also turned up:
Macayamus Mountains...
If you've already come across (scroll down) http://www.blankiet.com/terroir/vineyards/ then disregard, but if not, then I strongly encourage you to give Blankiet a go.

Cool thread,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
December 17th, 2015, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gil Lempert-Schwarz and Dragon 8 Wine Auctions (MERGED)
Replies: 602
Views: 94947

Gil Lempert-Schwarz and Dragon 8 Wine Auctions

There will be other fascinating issues as well, including the the truthfulness of whether Gil is a "criminal" as allegedly stated by Maureen and whether such language is hyperbole etc. . . . I would point out that obviously if one commits perjury in testifying under oath, that is "criminal conduct"...
by Robert Kenney
December 6th, 2015, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gil Lempert-Schwarz and Dragon 8 Wine Auctions (MERGED)
Replies: 602
Views: 94947

Gil Lempert-Schwarz and Dragon 8 Wine Auctions

NPR Podcast 24 minutes: How The Brain Tells Real From Fake: From Fine Art To Fine Wine http://www.npr.org/2015/12/01/457232855 ... -fine-wine

Enjoy,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
November 29th, 2015, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mt. Etna Wines (Crash Course Please!)
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Mt. Etna Wines (Top Producers)

I'll be following this with great intrigue. Thanks for starting this! What I can add is that -- likewise -- I recently had very nice Rosso QPR(see image). Straight through the wine you could see the cutting below. The wine was composed of 90% Nerello Mascalese & 10% Nerello Cappuccio. There's a verv...
by Robert Kenney
November 28th, 2015, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gil Lempert-Schwarz and Dragon 8 Wine Auctions (MERGED)
Replies: 602
Views: 94947

Gil Lempert-Schwarz and Dragon 8 Wine Auctions

Image

Q&A: Dragon 8 auction house co-founder Gil Lempert-Schwarz: http://www.timeout.com.hk/around-town/f ... hwarz.html

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Kenney
by Robert Kenney
November 25th, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Mushy-quality tannins": An interview with Chuck Wagner
Replies: 47
Views: 1724

"Mushy-quality tannins": An interview with Chuck Wagner

Mel Knox wrote:...
Maybe this is like when the Guggenheim had that motorcycle show. Art critics said, Is this art? But you had trouble getting in.

...
[cheers.gif] Nice one.

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
November 23rd, 2015, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gil Lempert-Schwarz and Dragon 8 Wine Auctions (MERGED)
Replies: 602
Views: 94947

Gil Lempert-Schwarz and Dragon 8 Wine Auctions

Jim, I started a thread on eBob, today, encouraging folks to look over here at this thread on Berserkers. That might handsomely fall in line with what Matt just stated, but who knows. From what I can tell, he hasn't posted since July 8th, which on eBob board doesn't mean much because there's rampant...
by Robert Kenney
November 23rd, 2015, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gil Lempert-Schwarz and Dragon 8 Wine Auctions (MERGED)
Replies: 602
Views: 94947

Gil Lempert-Schwarz and Dragon 8 Wine Auctions

Prior to the 21st Century: Divide and Conquer

21st Century: Deny and Conquer

It's working for all of these scoundrels like a hot knife through buttuh.

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
November 23rd, 2015, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 MacDonald is in a groove
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

2012 MacDonald is in a groove

I opened one of these last weekend. Decanted for 6 hours as Alex and Graeme recommended. I made the mistake of serving it too warm and it was a bit subdued. We threw the last half of the bottle on ice for 30 minutes and tried again. Wow!! Great stuff. Best vintage so far.....but the 13 will blow ev...
by Robert Kenney
November 22nd, 2015, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader caution
Replies: 253
Views: 21271

Schrader caution

...and Galup are brands to look for, although Galup may be regional in the Torino vicinity only... We stumbled across their shop in Torino last year. Not bad, though it didn't seem overly popular with customers in October. Tre Marie is my favorite, Ian. It seems that both are available mail-order i...
by Robert Kenney
November 21st, 2015, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gil Lempert-Schwarz and Dragon 8 Wine Auctions (MERGED)
Replies: 602
Views: 94947

Gil Lempert-Schwarz and Dragon 8 Wine Auctions

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by Robert Kenney
November 15th, 2015, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG's Clos Du Val score 95 points
Replies: 251
Views: 26019

AG's Clos Du Val score 95 points

There was no Maybach in 2011, just a cool mug. True, but unfortunately, Galloni went to print with the news before the decision had been made by the owner, and was banished for his trouble. It was a sufficient embarrassment to his former employer, the Wine Advocate, that it redacted the offending s...
by Robert Kenney
October 11th, 2015, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US versus International--does supporting a particular area matter to you?
Replies: 41
Views: 961

US versus International--does supporting a particular area matter to you?

Unlike Greg, I do eat fast food - a world without McDonald's fries would be a sad world indeed ;) . Sad world anyway...40-50 years ago, McDonald's fries were made from scratch and double-cooked (blanched in water, then fried) like the finest frites to be found in France and Belgium. I know. I was a...
by Robert Kenney
September 30th, 2015, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Denk Art Gravitas Omega Wineglass
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Zalto Denk Art Gravitas Omega Wineglass

Chris C. wrote:What if your table/counter is not level?

From the Product Details tab: "...It has a flat edge on part of the bowl so it can sit peacefully without fear..."

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
September 30th, 2015, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Letter from Alex and Graeme MacDonald
Replies: 72
Views: 5579

Letter from Alex and Graeme MacDonald

Gravel/crushed stone, whispers of cherry orchard, profundity, beauty, nuance, maturity – I’m not describing a wine, rather the historical section of To Kalon that Graeme and Alex MacDonald farm, today, that during prohibition had been planted to cherry trees. Hypothetically, take a Renoir painting ...
by Robert Kenney
September 26th, 2015, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A visit to Napa (pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 1721

A visit to Napa (pics)

Thomas, fantastic post. Thanks for taking so much time to post those photos, and all of the accompanying information. I did not know that 50% of Groth's production was SB. I had heard great things about Scopa, and you've just corroborated such; got to put that on my list of restaurants to hit, next ...
by Robert Kenney
September 24th, 2015, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What surfing taught me about wine, and vice versa
Replies: 55
Views: 1797

What surfing taught me about wine, and vice versa

Since this was originally posted in August, I figured that I'd bump it for anyone who didn't catch it because they were vacationing, at that time -- perhaps, even surfing!

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
September 22nd, 2015, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Letter from Alex and Graeme MacDonald
Replies: 72
Views: 5579

Letter from Alex and Graeme MacDonald

And thank you Kenney for the great post. Loved your thoughts and the pictures are great. Looking forward to the rest of your impressions and photos from your Napa trip. Mike, that's very kind of you, and your remarks are deeply appreciated. [cheers.gif] Best, Kenney Cheers to Robert for the post......
by Robert Kenney
September 22nd, 2015, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Letter from Alex and Graeme MacDonald
Replies: 72
Views: 5579

Letter from Alex and Graeme MacDonald

Mike Walsh wrote:And thank you Kenney for the great post. Loved your thoughts and the pictures are great. Looking forward to the rest of your impressions and photos from your Napa trip.
Mike, that's very kind of you, and your remarks are deeply appreciated. [cheers.gif]

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
September 21st, 2015, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Letter from Alex and Graeme MacDonald
Replies: 72
Views: 5579

Letter from Alex and Graeme MacDonald

Gravel/crushed stone, whispers of cherry orchard, profundity, beauty, nuance, maturity – I’m not describing a wine, rather the historical section of To Kalon that Graeme and Alex MacDonald farm, today, that during prohibition had been planted to cherry trees. Hypothetically, take a Renoir painting t...
by Robert Kenney
September 19th, 2015, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Letter from Alex and Graeme MacDonald
Replies: 72
Views: 5579

Letter from Alex and Graeme MacDonald

J a y H a c k wrote:...As I was giving him the card, there was a huge roar in the background. I asked him what it was. He said the Giants had just scored. He was calling me from a SF Giants playoff game.
Jay, that's a great story. Thanks for sharing it!

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
September 4th, 2015, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WoFW: Extreme Sorting in NapaVlly
Replies: 35
Views: 1533

It's There..

Who authored this? They don't display a name, unless I'm missing it. What a great publication the WofW is. Best, Kenney Robert.....the author is KelliWhite (who she?)...buried in the first paragraph there. Tom Kelly White was/is a Somm at PRESS in Napa. She also contributes to Galloni's Vinous publ...
by Robert Kenney
September 3rd, 2015, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WoFW: Extreme Sorting in NapaVlly
Replies: 35
Views: 1533

WoFW: Extreme Sorting in NapaVlly

Who authored this? They don't display a name, unless I'm missing it.

What a great publication the WofW is.

Best,

Kenney
by Robert Kenney
September 3rd, 2015, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' Wine Bulletin Board
Replies: 259
Views: 18117

Mark Squires' Wine Bulletin Board

... Certain posters did not leave. They were banned or forced out because of the subscription fee imposed on TWA. Let's be perfectly clear on this. At the farm/barn in Pocantico Hills, patrons of Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant and cafe used to be able to drive in until 4PM on Saturday and Sund...

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