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by maureen nelson
August 16th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 64
Views: 4294

Re: Rhys Hillsides

Try that 2010 swan terrace. Just delicious
by maureen nelson
August 16th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531129

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Gerard Mugneret Boudots 2010
by maureen nelson
August 16th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block

Haven’t had this wine in years but the bottle Scott Rich’s wife, Marta, who was a marketing exec at Mondavi at the time opened for me at dinner in Healdsburg a bazillion years ago totally knocked my socks off.
by maureen nelson
August 16th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 64
Views: 4294

Re: Rhys Hillsides

I am just confused by all of the comments and notes on Rhys pinots that suggest to me the taster found the wines too young to drink. I rarely find that to be the case. are people just saying “no rush” or otherwise indicating the wines can be cellared a lot longer. If so, ok - i certainly haven’t fou...
by maureen nelson
August 16th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 27
Views: 1200

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Need? Ha! But this one of the best 2010s i have had and I’ve been looking for more.

Hope all is well with you. Still practicing? Ever get to dc?
by maureen nelson
August 16th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 27
Views: 1200

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Well thanks for the explanations. Makes sense I guess. One benefit is I am prevented from buying wine I want but certainly don’t need. OTOH, it’s three bottles of a great premier cru at half the cost of Fu’s $200 price tag. You probably dodged a bullet; I wouldn't trust them with Burgundy. If the p...
by maureen nelson
August 16th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 27
Views: 1200

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Well thanks for the explanations. Makes sense I guess. One benefit is I am prevented from buying wine I want but certainly don’t need.

OTOH, it’s three bottles of a great premier cru at half the cost of Fu’s $200 price tag.
by maureen nelson
August 16th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 27
Views: 1200

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

well, my point is that because it is legal to ship here, the "store" can comply with the rules while shipping wine from CA to me. Shipping the wine to someone in DC for reshipping to me is burdensome for whomever agrees to take charge of it for me - and of course more expensive although that's not r...
by maureen nelson
August 16th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 27
Views: 1200

why won't wine.com ship to me?

I live in DC. DC law specifically and expressly permits an out of state retailer to ship to a consumer in this "state." I had a search for a particular wine entered into wine-searcher. Last night I got a hit - three bottles at wine.com. So I got online and tried to buy them - but when I told the sys...
by maureen nelson
August 13th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1631

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

Mark Golodetz wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 1:36 pm
cheesehead The wine elite doesn't believe in premier crus.
Yes I do.


Oh, you were being sarcastic when you referred to the wine “elite.”
by maureen nelson
August 13th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 54
Views: 1616

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

Does Chandon still have a beautiful restaurant for al fresco lunching?
by maureen nelson
August 10th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1165

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

Wow, thank you everyone for the kind welcome and help. Lots of considerations. I'm leaning towards the Daniel Rion. I'm going to check out the bottle in person soon and see how it's looking. A few other people I've spoken with in person with shared the concern that the '96 Fourrier was only Jean-Ma...
by maureen nelson
August 10th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1687

Re: What is Torrefaction?

In 1996, the Manager of the Year award voting in the AL resulted in a tie between partisans of Johnny Oates and an equally rabid Torre faction. Groan Joe made me like the yankees. As a cards fan i am a charter member of the Torre faction. Dads make dad jokes. It's what we do And indeed I thought of...
by maureen nelson
August 9th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1687

Re: What is Torrefaction?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Kelly Walker wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 7:13 am
Old Yankees fans

In 1996, the Manager of the Year award voting in the AL resulted in a tie between partisans of Johnny Oates and an equally rabid Torre faction.
Groan

Joe made me like the yankees. As a cards fan i am a charter member of the Torre faction.
by maureen nelson
August 2nd, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 509
Views: 25360

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought 12 (almost all sparkling, i.e., Rhys and 08 Bolly), consumed 20. Now true some of that was due to some inventorying but that counts, right? Dunno. How does inventory produce consumption? If your inventory showed you as having fewer bottles than you thought you had, maybe because you drank so...
by maureen nelson
July 31st, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 509
Views: 25360

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought 12 (almost all sparkling, i.e., Rhys and 08 Bolly), consumed 20. Now true some of that was due to some inventorying but that counts, right?
by maureen nelson
July 26th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 128
Views: 5609

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

I have a 1999 Gevrey villages teed up for tonight or tomorrow...depending. Please report back on this. I recently grabbed a few at $80/bottle. A wow wine....for a Gevrey villages. Blackish fruits; dry but the texture of a sirop and the concentration to match. I've had several 1999 villages reds ove...
by maureen nelson
July 24th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 128
Views: 5609

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

As discussed in our little colloquy, another name I'd throw out (and another Rosenthal imported wine) is Chezeaux's Suchot, which I think is the best 1er QPR in Burgundy. I agree it's not quite as built to age as the Lignier though. Two years ago I'd have said Lafarge's Chenes, but that's not the c...
by maureen nelson
July 23rd, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: arumred - anyone heard of it?
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: arumred - anyone heard of it?

I too loved this line - “But perhaps an even more unusual characteristic is that García says AurumRed has different flavours and smells depending on whether you swirl a glass of it clockwise or anticlockwise.” I think I have told this story here before. Years ago, i was in SF and dined at Claude Kol...
by maureen nelson
July 23rd, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1308

Re: 1981 wine

1981 is a v. gd Grange vintage. It’s my nephew’s birth year so I opened one with him a couple of years ago and gave him the rest to take hime.
by maureen nelson
July 21st, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10673
Views: 368436

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Lamy St Aubin En Remilly. Really delicious and perfect with crab, corn and cherry tomato salad with basil.
by maureen nelson
July 20th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2468

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

Kelly Walker wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 11:28 am
EddieBest wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 9:25 am
Perhaps this brings up a question answered somewhere else but does anyone have recommendations for good Burgundy guides with access?
Bill Nanson
+1
by maureen nelson
July 18th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2468

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

I think for a relative novice to Burgandy this might be a great option if you can afford the tariff of $5,500. I certainly can and do arrange better for a lot less, but it may be a hassle free trip worth it for many. If they still do them I would rather do the Becky Wasserman seminar. Slightly more...
by maureen nelson
July 17th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 1:22 pm
maureen nelson wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Magnum of 2014 Monte Bello (birth year wine for grand-nephew)
It sure pays to be in your family
And just acquired ‘14 trapet chambertin for him as well.
by maureen nelson
July 13th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lafon with joy as I drink this one—1999 Volnay Santenots
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: TN: Lafon with joy as I drink this one—1999 Volnay Santenots

I bought this wine upon release but have none now. One bottle made its way into a mixed case of wine I took to burgundy (!) five years ago as part of a large group gift to becky and russell to replenish their burgled cellar and then I consigned the rest to HDH after trying somebody else’s bottle. Ma...
by maureen nelson
July 11th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

Magnum of 2014 Monte Bello (birth year wine for grand-nephew)
by maureen nelson
July 9th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531129

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ok, I succumbed. A couple bottles of the 08 Bollinger GA. That is 27 bottles of champagne I have bought since the beginning of 2017. That might exceed the number of bottles of it I bought in the first 30+ years of cellaring wine. I’m glad to know that I’m not the only latecomer to Champagne, though...
by maureen nelson
July 9th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531129

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ok, I succumbed. A couple bottles of the 08 Bollinger GA.

That is 27 bottles of champagne I have bought since the beginning of 2017. That might exceed the number of bottles of it I bought in the first 30+ years of cellaring wine.
by maureen nelson
July 5th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1409

Re: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?

Anton D wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 5:49 pm
If you do open and let air out, keep it at Cellar temperature!
Right. I cringed when I read that you planned to keep it on the counter for a few hours. Keep it cool.
by maureen nelson
July 3rd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 509
Views: 25360

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

As someone who doesn't play this game here (though I do want to reduce my cellar), my rules say that futures count as do wines bought for someone else. The issue is wines in and wines out. Futures will be coming in, even if they aren't there yet. On the other hand, those wines for someone else will...
by maureen nelson
July 2nd, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 509
Views: 25360

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought 4, consumed 12.

For 2019, I have consumed 72 and bought 74. A dozen of those bottles are birth year wines for my grand niece and nephew and five are rhys mags i donate every year so they don’t count, right?
by maureen nelson
July 1st, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Burgs and Bubbly last night.
Replies: 15
Views: 1035

Re: TN: Burgs and Bubbly last night.

Rare for me, I actually own some of the wines alan and jerry drank last night (not the ramonet or deutz, alas). The roumier and arnoux have been in my cellar since release but I keep mine a bit warmer than alan does (56-58) so perhaps my bottles are a bit farther along. I have never tried either bu...
by maureen nelson
June 30th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Burgs and Bubbly last night.
Replies: 15
Views: 1035

Re: TN: Burgs and Bubbly last night.

Rare for me, I actually own some of the wines alan and jerry drank last night (not the ramonet or deutz, alas). The roumier and arnoux have been in my cellar since release but I keep mine a bit warmer than alan does (56-58) so perhaps my bottles are a bit farther along. I have never tried either but...
by maureen nelson
June 27th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: TN: 2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace

Well, it certainly is not at a “drink up” stage. But it is very delicious now so why wait? Of course, i find the Rhys pinots almost always very approachable and often disagree with others’ views that the wines are too structured or shut down. But then I am used to burg so maybe that’s why.
by maureen nelson
June 27th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace
Replies: 2
Views: 483

TN: 2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace

2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (6/27/2019) The first Swan Terrace I have had and wow was it delicious. The fruit is so terrific and accessible the wine is almost sweet. But the structure and lift keep it in perfect balance. Posted from C...
by maureen nelson
June 25th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Ghosting Incident
Replies: 79
Views: 6531

Re: Retailer Ghosting Incident

Matthew King wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 2:45 pm
This thread is like "Out of Africa." I just want to get to the end and know what happens ...
No no no - the getting there was a thing of beauty.
by maureen nelson
June 23rd, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

I drank this from my cellar in St Joe last weekend, paired with the 2011 Home Vyd (and lamb chops). I liked them both very much but think I preferred the Home just slightly. My group went back and forth re which was preferred.
by maureen nelson
June 23rd, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Leoville Barton and 2001 Lewelling Wight
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: 2000 Leoville Barton and 2001 Lewelling Wight

Hmm not my experience with 2000 LB, which I found to be a great value at $550/case. But then I actually traded 8 of them to friends for 4 each of the ducru and las cases and then traded one each of the bordeaux for three bottles of 1999 roumier amoureuses. So all in all the LB was a good buy for me. 😁
by maureen nelson
June 20th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531129

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Monte Bello magnum for my grand-nephew.
by maureen nelson
June 13th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine to pair with Gazpacho?
Replies: 30
Views: 1894

Re: What wine to pair with Gazpacho?

Albarino!
by maureen nelson
June 13th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett

I drank the UW version of this wine on Saturday and my note could’ve been your note! (Had i bothered to write one.)

And drank the ET spatlese the week before and it too was a beautiful baby. I have probably purchased and drunk more 01s from this producer than all others. Soooo great.
by maureen nelson
June 1st, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 509
Views: 25360

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Ok, so consumed 13 and bought 14 - but eight of those are 2018 Bordeaux for my gtandniece!
by maureen nelson
May 30th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 44
Views: 4101

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

we did the wine tourism thing this past Sunday after seeing Tedeschi-Trucks band outdoors in the rain Saturday night in Salem. If you can see this band and you enjoy RnR music or big bands drop everything to go, they are extraordinary. Anyway on Sunday we went to three Willamette Valley wineries, b...
by maureen nelson
May 28th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London wine bar recommendations sought
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: London wine bar recommendations sought

Thanks for all of the suggestions. Feel free to keep ‘em coming.
by maureen nelson
May 28th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 4696

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Clos Ste. Hune Yup. Several other folks have mentioned Mugneret-Gibourg. The only reason I still buy is that I got started later than people like Maureen and Don. I rarely buy any grand cru, but still buy as much as I can below that level. That will be the last one I drop. Well, I still buy a littl...
by maureen nelson
May 28th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 4696

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

d’Angerville Ducs when it went over $80
Roumier chambolle when it went over $72
Roumier Cras when it went over $95
Roumier Bonnes Mares when it went over $110
Bachelet Charmes when it went over $120
Mugneret-Gibourg Ruchottes when it went over $115
Mugneret-Gibourg Feusellottes when it went over $85
by maureen nelson
May 28th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London wine bar recommendations sought
Replies: 17
Views: 891

London wine bar recommendations sought

A colleague is flying into London today and just asked me for a recommendation for a wine bar. She’s staying in the west end. Probably could use very wine-friendly (i.e., good selection, not overpriced) restaurant recommendations too although maybe not.

TIA
by maureen nelson
May 18th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531129

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Selbach Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Kabinett 2017 x 4

Always a great wine. The only 2017 German I've bought.
by maureen nelson
May 17th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7838

Re: Robert Parker retires

Hell, how else would I have known the importance of proper cellaring when I was just 22 years old? I think you have quickly figured it out. One trip to a wine shop and you'd have had that info. I KNOW you would be exactly where you are now...the hobby, storage, tasting, etc. was well established be...

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