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by K.C0LBURN
October 2nd, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)
Replies: 1242
Views: 59143

Re: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)

What disappoints me most is that I can’t taste points - but I can absolutely taste the difference between Stag’s Leap, Oakville, Howell Mountain, and Rutherford. I’ve been blessed to try 100% SVD Cabernet from the same winemaker for 3/4 of the above AVAs, and to notice some distinct terroir characte...
by K.C0LBURN
October 2nd, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?
Replies: 47
Views: 944

Re: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?

What is Benedictine? I searched and it looks like it's not a type of spirit, but one actual brand and that's all they make. Can you clarify? Benedictine: https://www.thespruceeats.com/benedictine-d-o-m-liqueur-760249 ....is an herbal liqueur (fulfills the bitter component of the cocktail). Here’s a...
by K.C0LBURN
September 25th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"
Replies: 49
Views: 2916

Re: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"

Thanks for all the feedback :). What a fun exploration you have ahead of you! And to add a few more: Sauternes: Chateau Climens (though others could reasonably argue for Rieussec or Suduiraut). Bordeaux: I would strongly recommend trying a bottle with 20+ years of age. Many regions produce age wort...
by K.C0LBURN
September 25th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 45
Views: 2673

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Hello! I am a long-time lurker and short-time poster. Collector and not ITB, though regularly mistaken for someone who is. I would LOVE to meet and hang out with more female wine collectors and professionals, if anything to learn more from the folks who have day jobs and see more of the business sid...
by K.C0LBURN
September 24th, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 210
Views: 23541

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

Roy Piper wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 9:43 pm
David Crow wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Roy, what do you think are some of the other plots that are “as good as Macdonald” but not recognized because they are blended?
I could probably keep going. flirtysmile
YES. All of this post was [dance-clap.gif]
by K.C0LBURN
September 23rd, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which is your favorite German brewed Marzen Oktoberfest bier?
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Which is your favorite German brewed Marzen Oktoberfest bier?

Voted Ayinger, myself. Refreshing and pleasant to drink. Very consistent imho. Also the most readily available near me. I like their Celebrator, too.
by K.C0LBURN
September 23rd, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JasonHaas Blog: Syrah's Wild Ride in Calif....
Replies: 21
Views: 1491

Re: JasonHaas Blog: Syrah's Wild Ride in Calif....

Excellent read!

I can say that CA Syrah makes up a sizeable portion of my collection. I always wondered why I didn’t see it on wine lists as often, given its flexibility and approachability as a varietal ... now I know!
by K.C0LBURN
September 23rd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 176
Views: 12413

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Narrowly got some Shifflett last night. Feeling lucky now!
by K.C0LBURN
September 20th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)
Replies: 1242
Views: 59143

Re: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)

We've discussed "vertical" as a descriptor before. In most cases, I don't have a clue what the critic means when he/she uses it. As William Kelley said many pages back , it seemed once to be in contrast to a wine that is broad or expansive, and the French use the equivalent to refer to a wine with ...
by K.C0LBURN
September 20th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sonoma getting high praise from Jeb Dunnuck
Replies: 38
Views: 3518

Re: 2018 Sonoma getting high praise from Jeb Dunnuck

I went long on 2018 as well. Heard good things from people (not critics) I trust. If not for the pandemic, I’d have traveled to taste. Am hoping the situation stabilizes this spring so I can feel a little more comfortable traveling.
by K.C0LBURN
September 19th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Bordeaux wines - investigation
Replies: 25
Views: 2219

Re: Vintage Bordeaux wines - investigation

Wonderful pictures! I'm very jealous ... also intrigued.
by K.C0LBURN
September 19th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Salt Lake City
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Salt Lake City

Replying in the event that someone searches this thread later: The Rest (a speakeasy below the Bodega) is excellent. Reservations recommended, though you may be able to get seated at the bar in between. By far some of my favorite food in downtown. They're opening again for service October 8th. Curre...
by K.C0LBURN
September 19th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Utah wine questions
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Utah wine questions

Mike, I'll be PM'ing you.
by K.C0LBURN
September 19th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Some things you have learned about wine drinking?
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: Some things you have learned about wine drinking?

If you have the opportunity and the patience/time, write tasting notes for every wine you drink. Don't worry about making them "good" or professional -- make them just for you. Writing notes help me focus on the specifics of the wine I was tasting and made them more memorable. The intense focus paid...
by K.C0LBURN
September 19th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)
Replies: 26
Views: 1166

Re: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)

always an interesting subject which, again, always completely removes the individual from the equation; we don't all taste the same. there is zero doubt that air will affect various perceived things within a wine and there is zero doubt that we all respond differently to various tastes and smells. ...
by K.C0LBURN
September 19th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 973

Re: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations

I'll second Hartford Court, but I've been drinking Dutton-Goldfield for a decade and my favorite Chardonnay is still a 12+ year old Rued Vineyard (specifically, it's the Green Valley of the RRV -- you get green apple from these when they're young). I cellar these deliberately. They taste on the tart...
by K.C0LBURN
September 19th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 4079

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

I started cellaring wine (or rather, helping a family member with more resources) build a cellar around 2012, when many CA wineries were releasing their 2010 vintage. I've been to different AVAs in California nearly every year since that first trip, and I have a small (but specific and not insignifi...
by K.C0LBURN
September 19th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 182
Views: 17128

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

I've been on the MacDonald waiting list for three years now thanks to this very board! I'm a longtime lurker. Unfortunately in that time, my alcohol tolerance has collapsed (think: have to plan in order to drink less than half a glass), so I buy only to cellar, and/or drink and share with friends an...

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