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by maureen nelson
December 8th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru

Think the 1988, 1990 or 1993 will be ready any time in the next ten years? I am still waiting on them.
by maureen nelson
December 6th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Blanc de Blanc sparkler
Replies: 37
Views: 3041

Re: Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Blanc de Blanc sparkler

Hope shipments to DC soon.
by maureen nelson
December 5th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 39
Views: 1842

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

Reading through the wines to be tasted at the verticals. Looks like Domaine d’Eugénie didn’t get the memo.
by maureen nelson
December 1st, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31355

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought 26, drank 17. Damn you, Rhys!
by maureen nelson
December 1st, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: TN: 2000 Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol

Drats! I will never live long enough to enjoy my bottles! I knew i was right when i said back when 2000s were being offered that I was too old to buy 2000 Bordeaux.
by maureen nelson
November 22nd, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question
Replies: 30
Views: 1244

Re: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question

The cedar used in cellars is western red cedar and doesn’t have the scent you are thinking of. My first cellar by apex was cedar.
by maureen nelson
November 15th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2362

Re: Ponsot...in general

Not that I have a ton of ponsot experience (but the 1988 CSD inhad about 15; years ago was incredibly delicious) but i note that these wines tend to bounce around the US secondary market. As a result I expect poor storage of some could encourage brett bloom.
by maureen nelson
November 14th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx tries to give my wine the Madeira treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

Re: FedEx tries to give my wine the Madeira treatment

Gosh I got a box from CA via fed ex and the bottles were still cellar temp.
by maureen nelson
November 4th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31355

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I am reporting for two months as I missed September. I regret to admit i bought 84 bottles over the past two months - but 60 bottles are 2018 german riesling for my grand niece’s cellar. Oh and i consumed 27. I checked the rulebook. If you are buying for someone else (gifts) the wine doesn't count....
by maureen nelson
November 4th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1533

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

Noah, i bought my racking from IWA and my contractor put it together. I used apex for my first cellar and I prefer the current racking. I got rid of diamond bins as they are lousy for burgundy and riesling and loire wine and that’s at least 80% of my cellar. Why don’t you come over and look at it an...
by maureen nelson
October 31st, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31355

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I am reporting for two months as I missed September. I regret to admit i bought 84 bottles over the past two months - but 60 bottles are 2018 german riesling for my grand niece’s cellar.

Oh and i consumed 27.
by maureen nelson
October 14th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12261
Views: 589270

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some 1996 Chevillon Cailles, a wine i bought from kermit pre-arrival in 1998 that he was unable to deliver (but made it up to me by swapping in LSG).
by maureen nelson
October 11th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 36
Views: 2509

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Those 96 gouges are coming around!
by maureen nelson
October 7th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12261
Views: 589270

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Brian Pinci wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 4:20 am
I went 2017 Chablis shopping yesterday. Picked up Fevre’s Bougros Cotes Bougeurots and Les Clos and Michel’s Vaillons at Calvert Woodleys and then hopped over to Weygant and bought the Servin’s Foret and Vaillons.
Hi Brian!
by maureen nelson
October 6th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 5
Views: 311

TN: 2004 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

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by maureen nelson
September 27th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12261
Views: 589270

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Various lots from Mark Golodetz's cellar, including Drouhin across multiple vintages, including Clos des Mouches 89, 90, 91 and 93, and Hudelot Noellot Mergers from 99 and 05. And 97 Fonseca Port, because I'm certain it's awesome, even though I won't open any for many years. Tell me when you take p...
by maureen nelson
September 21st, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2579

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Well I hope i like them better than some of the people posting because i think i got quite a few. I bid on a few through von bodem and i have a friend who was there bidding. I think i got some of haag’s kabinett and spatlese, schaefer’s and prum’s spatlese, clemens-busch kabinett and gka, grunhaus k...
by maureen nelson
September 21st, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Carl Schmitt-Wagner Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg Riesling Auslese
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: TN: 2001 Carl Schmitt-Wagner Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg Riesling Auslese

I am down to my last bottle as well. I see I haven’t tried it in 7 years so this fall it will get drunk.
by maureen nelson
September 20th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12261
Views: 589270

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A bunch of 2018 VDP German auction wines.
by maureen nelson
September 19th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best italian sparkling wine
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: The best italian sparkling wine

Vajra’s N.S. Della Neve is my fave.
by maureen nelson
September 13th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

I’d advise really trying to understand the differences between (say) Schaefer Spatlese GD AP #10 and #05 before buying auction wines you won’t drink for over a decade. That said in about to head off for my tenth auction, have several hundred bottles on the cellar and claim no expertise. Good advice...
by maureen nelson
September 13th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

Wow, thanks!
by maureen nelson
September 12th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: thoughts on decanting a 1975 Yquem?
Replies: 22
Views: 1213

Re: thoughts on decanting a 1975 Yquem?

Bérénice Lurton Told me she always decants Climens. And although I don’t drink much Sauternes now I used to - and I assure that although in theory the wine can open in the glass, the reality is that people will drink it before it has a chance to open. So decant at least 90 minutes before and take it...
by maureen nelson
September 12th, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

US retailers offering German auction wines?

Anyone know of any US retailers that will arrange for bids at the VDP auction and will bring them in for you if you win?
by maureen nelson
September 8th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 12
Views: 1047

Re: TN: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Drank the 2014 horseshoe chard at my friend Monique’s house tonight with crabcakes and my (justifiably lauded) panzanella and boy was it spectacular.
by maureen nelson
September 7th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 159
Views: 8554

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Maybe you just don’t like chardonnay wines. Even when they are well-made they are very particular. When i first got into wine I drank a lot of chard and loved itm(OMG the 1978:Firestone! Then i totally lost my taste for it and other than a few mt edens, i bought no chardonnay based wine, french or o...
by maureen nelson
September 6th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3738

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Would love to do a 2004 tasting. Mugnier and Truchot are two that come to mind that made excellent wines in 2004. I have loved every 2004 Truchot I have had better than any 2005 Truchot. Me too. Opened a charmes chambertin few months ago in good company (e.g., 2000 engel c.v.) and it blew everyone ...
by maureen nelson
September 6th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3738

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Michael Lewis wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Personally I think 2010 is underrated. Of course, everyone loves it, but it may well be the greatest vintage of my lifetime, and I am not sure it is being recognized as such.
It is by me! Let’s drink some together soon.
by maureen nelson
September 5th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3738

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

1979 (for reds, haven’t had whites recently enough to know).

I think “lesser grand crus” means cortons, charmes chambertin (and mazo) and maybe mazis and latricieres - at least that is what i think the OP was referring to.
by maureen nelson
September 1st, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31355

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Purchased 14, consumed 11. Drats
by maureen nelson
August 31st, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine growlers ?
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Wine growlers ?

What’s the capacity?
by maureen nelson
August 30th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1888

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 4:39 pm
2007 CdP. En magnum
Neal, I always say we don’t drink together enough.
by maureen nelson
August 29th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best cheap glasses?
Replies: 17
Views: 858

Re: Best cheap glasses?

Thanks. I have passed along your recommendations
by maureen nelson
August 29th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best cheap glasses?
Replies: 17
Views: 858

Best cheap glasses?

I have been asked for a rec for best multi purpose wineglasses under $4/stem. Suggestions?
by maureen nelson
August 27th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5849

Re: Rhys Hillsides

cepotts wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 8:08 am
About 30 minutes after Jeff's reply I got the email. (Thank you, Jeff!)

Glad to see you are still buying, Maureen. We should pull a cork or two next time we're in the city.
Sounds good
by maureen nelson
August 26th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5849

Re: Rhys Hillsides

cepotts wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 9:24 am
Anyone get notice on their wish list items yet?
Yes I did. They must just be ignoring you neener
by maureen nelson
August 24th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herbert, the Suckling Pig, and 1977 Cabernets.
Replies: 25
Views: 1400

Re: Herbert, the Suckling Pig, and 1977 Cabernets.

Sorry I missed this Mark. I look forward to the rest of your notes.
by maureen nelson
August 24th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 159
Views: 8554

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Also remember that good chardonnay (french or otherwise) needs food but doesn’t work with everything. So try a good white burg or chablis with crab or grilled fish with a fruit salsa and give it air and time a d see if you like it any better.
by maureen nelson
August 20th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Saint-Emilion classification runs into more trouble
Replies: 33
Views: 2276

Re: The Saint-Emilion classification runs into more trouble

Looks like they were acquitted “at trial” and that “verdict” was reversed on “appeal.”
by maureen nelson
August 19th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release
Replies: 32
Views: 1739

Re: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release

Steven Dilley wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 9:08 am
maureen nelson wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 8:23 am
And it’s the Trousseau that I love but no comments on it?
Hey Maureen. It’s a favorite of mine as well... I can tell you that the new vintage hit the Texas retail market last week, so you might want to keep an eye out locally.
Hey, Stranger, how are you?
by maureen nelson
August 18th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release
Replies: 32
Views: 1739

Re: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release

And it’s the Trousseau that I love but no comments on it?
by maureen nelson
August 16th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5849

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: 12261
Views: 589270

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: 17
Views: 863

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: 69
Views: 5849

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: 28
Views: 1779

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: 28
Views: 1779

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: 28
Views: 1779

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.

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