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by dcornutt
September 16th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 21
Views: 1175

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

I purchased some 2005 vatan clos la neore back in 2008 for $35/btl. Just check Wine Searcher and one merchant selling for $420. Recent releases are all selling for close or more than $200 What is the reason for this price escalation? I'm missing something.. I think only a few cases make it into the...
by dcornutt
September 15th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: San Sebastian
Replies: 114
Views: 8099

Re: San Sebastian

Glad you had a great time Rory. Thanks for the notes.
by dcornutt
September 15th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with every wine showing great incl the best Grüner I've had, 4 amazing Barolos
Replies: 14
Views: 918

Re: Dinner with every wine showing great incl the best Grüner I've had, 4 amazing Barolos

Blake,
You should try the 2017 Schloss Gobelsburg GV Lamm if you enjoyed the Renner. It is also Erste Lage or first growth. I had this for dinner last night. Incredible Gruner Veltliner. To me very few make better than Schloss Gobelsburg. Nice notes above. Thanks!
by dcornutt
September 14th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?
Replies: 21
Views: 839

Re: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?

Le Cellier Volnaysien Very good food and great wine list. In Volnay not very far away from Beaune.
by dcornutt
September 11th, 2019, 2:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 07 Pernot BBM
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: TN: 07 Pernot BBM

This sounds wonderful.
by dcornutt
September 9th, 2019, 2:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards

We are lucky to have William around here. This is an interesting discussion.
by dcornutt
September 8th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?
Replies: 154
Views: 8538

Re: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?

RyanC wrote:
August 2nd, 2018, 5:14 pm
2014 Kutch SCM. It really is that good.
That was a really good one. Several of the Alpines and Horseshoes from Rhys are in there too.
by dcornutt
September 8th, 2019, 2:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 17 CA/ OR Pinot Noir
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: Blind tasting of 17 CA/ OR Pinot Noir

Nice job Blake. Thanks for these notes.
by dcornutt
September 6th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 4879

Re: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?

McKinlay is the one I want to try. I think Marcus and Jim both produce some really good wines at this price point.
by dcornutt
September 3rd, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 51
Views: 2913

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

RyanC wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 11:28 am
The Chardonnay is the prize for me. Jamie is batting 1.000 so far on his Chards, and I could be wrong but I think Trout Gulch was the source of Jamie's reference-quality 2014 SC Chard.
Me too! I want this.
by dcornutt
September 2nd, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Chateau Montus Madiran
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: TN: Chateau Montus, Madiran 2011

This is a good wine especially with age.
by dcornutt
September 2nd, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3245

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

DED71EA5-2083-4FBC-94E4-FA1591E2644C.jpeg This is so funny! I tried Popeyes spicy sandwich. The actual chicken is excellent. The bun I am not a fan. The aioli with cajun spice really didn't make the sandwich better for me. I am still a fan of chick fil a when they are " a pointe". That being said t...
by dcornutt
September 2nd, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cioppino
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Cioppino

Paul Jaouen wrote:
September 2nd, 2019, 8:56 am
You and Pam look great.
Thanks. Wished you guys weren't on the road. Next time we will catch up.
by dcornutt
September 1st, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cioppino
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Cioppino

Pam Lawrence made the greatest cioppino I have personally ever tasted. What a presentation. Beautifully prepared. The broth is tricky. You have to use fish heads for the broth to get any kind of body. As my buddy Joe Howe stated, adding the fish eyes really helps. This was PERFECT. This is one of th...
by dcornutt
August 29th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese
Replies: 21
Views: 599

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese

Super nice wine Dennis! Thanks for sharing. 2001 is such a great Riesling year in Germany.
by dcornutt
August 29th, 2019, 2:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sake. Very interesting beverage. My Kyoto experience
Replies: 33
Views: 1168

Re: Sake. Very interesting beverage. My Kyoto experience

I love sake. It takes quite a while to really understand. Polishing isn't everything. When I was in Kyoto, one of the best that I had was a local sake that wasn't high production. The complexity of a great sake is really something. Very nice discussion. One question, my understanding of the word jun...
by dcornutt
August 28th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1448

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

Kelly Walker wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Bone marrow fusilli at Marea in NYC. Have to have it every time.
Yes.
by dcornutt
August 27th, 2019, 3:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 147
Views: 6295

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

I am open to trying some Chard from Oregon. Alan G says I would love it and he knows my palate. I love Mt Eden and Rhys. Several of Jamie's at Kutch have been wonderful. Ramey especially Hyde vineyard is wonderful. Liquid Farm and HdV make good chard too. I am a lover of Aubert also even though thes...
by dcornutt
August 26th, 2019, 3:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Jean-Claude Ramonet Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: 2012 Jean-Claude Ramonet Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles

Thanks Howard. I share your love for the Ramonet reds. They are very special wines.
by dcornutt
August 25th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: A world's best list that is actually interesting...
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: A world's best list that is actually interesting...

Swan Oyster Bar in SF is so much fun. That place is a great choice. It is local. Very personal. Everything is presented with care. You don't have to have 3 Michelin stars to present a great food product.
by dcornutt
August 25th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Ridge Monte Bello - Why oh Why?
Replies: 26
Views: 2580

Re: TN: 2001 Ridge Monte Bello - Why oh Why?

It's not like I have a reason to forget about Ridge Monte Bello. This board and the old one provided tons of reminders via tasting notes and comments. But I rarely buy a Monte Bello and I'm not sure why. (I may have just six of these of different vintages in my cellar). Opened and poured, dark red,...
by dcornutt
August 25th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 90 red burgs
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: 90 red burgs

Very nice group of wines. The 01 Mugnier Amoureuses is stunner.
by dcornutt
August 24th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: looking for cheap wine decanters
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Warren Taranow wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 9:44 am
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=149154&hilit=decanter

I love the 1L Erlenmeyer flask.

WT
I love these for measuring wine for one person consumption. Great for decanting too.
by dcornutt
August 20th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache

Don, Thanks. Great notes. I like Philippe Colin wines, but don't see them discussed so much. It's interesting you put one against a Ramonet and, it seems, it performed quite well. What is your opinion of the wines of this domains? I personally love them. The style is very pure with some oak that ab...
by dcornutt
August 20th, 2019, 2:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

TN: 2004 DRC La Tache

Several guys met last night for a great dinner and company at Atlas. We had a couple of very nice 2015 whites. 2015 Ramonet Batard Montrachet that opened with some sulfur funk and notes of wood but rounded into an amazingly delicious vivacious wine with an hour in the glass. 2015 Phillipe Colin Chev...
by dcornutt
August 20th, 2019, 2:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Bosquet des Papes: Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: TN: 1990 Bosquet des Papes: Chateauneuf du Pape

Sounds delicious Nicos.
by dcornutt
August 18th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)
Replies: 24
Views: 632

Re: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)

The Bottex is sweeter. I don't like it as well as the Renardat-Fache. Not as complex. FWIW.
by dcornutt
August 18th, 2019, 2:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '04 Ramonet Batard, '01 Rousseau Chambertin
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: '04 Ramonet Batard, '01 Rousseau Chambertin

Nice job guys. Two great wines. I had several Clos de Beze from 01 Rousseau. That particular wine was more forward and giving than the Chambertin. I think 01 was a very good year for Rousseau. Cheers.
by dcornutt
August 18th, 2019, 1:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2090

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Umathum from Austria is fun but that is not pinot right? St Laurent which I would guess is a cousin? I want to try Kesseler Assmanhausser. I stayed in Assmanhausen on the rhine at the Hotel Krone. A fantastic old hotel on the river. Looking up on the vineyards in Assmanhausen, I am sure they have to...
by dcornutt
August 17th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)
Replies: 24
Views: 632

Re: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)

I really like this stuff Dennis. I have a few from a couple of years ago and they are very nice. A refreshing drink.
by dcornutt
August 13th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?

Ben, Kelly is a good source here for Tuscany and Florence. Those are both absolutely stunning places. You will have amazing meals. I like the non Michelin starred venues BTW. If you want a few suggestions, I am glad to supply. Cibreo is a fantastic choice as Kelly notes. There are several others if ...
by dcornutt
August 12th, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

The Ruchottes unfortunately didn't have the cut I would have liked. I hope it will develop a little but it will never be a great one. This Puligny Enseigneres sounds really nice. '15 Ruchottes I bought only in magnum. I think with enough bottle age it will be great. All the hot vintages of yesterye...
by dcornutt
August 12th, 2019, 2:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN--magical bottle of burg for a birthday celebration
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: TN--magical bottle of burg for a birthday celebration

Happy Birthday to Heather. The Vosne sounds wonderful.
Love those Rouget wines.
by dcornutt
August 11th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

The Ruchottes unfortunately didn't have the cut I would have liked. I hope it will develop a little but it will never be a great one. This Puligny Enseigneres sounds really nice.
by dcornutt
August 9th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 1813

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

Mastering the Art of French Cooking - Julia Child et al. The Joy of Cooking - Rombauer etc After these two, I don't use many books. I love the Ottolenghi books. Plenty and Simple. Also Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking Book. Highly recommended! But, I don't use many books except in rare instances. I u...
by dcornutt
August 9th, 2019, 2:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches
Replies: 34
Views: 1241

Re: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches

The oldest I have ever tasted from Drouhin was a 1959 at Veritas in the 2000s. It was on the list. One of the best treats of the year. A spectacular wine. I love this bottling just like I love the Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules. They age forever. Great note Doug on the 1979. It sounds wonderful.
by dcornutt
August 8th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: (Uncle) Louis Eschenauer
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: (Uncle) Louis Eschenauer

I had a 1943 Cheval Blanc at Berns. It had an Eschenauer label. Very teutonic. Metallic quality. Not like the more recent versions. Made by females I understand. Absolutely terrific. He was Alsacian. A collaborator. He was considered the real wine fuhrer. I was surprised by the quality considering t...
by dcornutt
August 5th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26852

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

I have no dog in the fight but do find it pretty interesting that quite a few people who like the wines and/or people involved quickly overlook these issues or point fingers elsewhere on environmental regulations as being too much. Unfortunately, this seems to be an attribute of human nature. The e...
by dcornutt
August 4th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26852

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Casey.
That is OK with me.
I don't think he has had any trouble anywhere else.
by dcornutt
August 4th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26852

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Theo, Does this mean my allocation of Alpine Chard and Horseshoe Chard will increase? This sounds ominous. Looks good for an increase in the allocation. Personally, if I was Kevin, I would sell all this Mendocino territory and get what I could. No reason to stick around in an unfriendly area. There ...
by dcornutt
August 4th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26852

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

The fine is paid. Kevin admitted that a mistake was made. I don't understand the rest of this. We all make mistakes in our life. Some are pretty painful. I know I have made my share Why all the animosity towards someone who is successful? People are ascribing motives to Kevin that I personally know ...
by dcornutt
August 4th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Martelet de Cherisey Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Hameau de Blagny
Replies: 10
Views: 487

TN: 2014 Domaine Martelet de Cherisey Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Hameau de Blagny

2014 Domaine Martelet de Cherisey Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Hameau de Blagny - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru (8/4/2019) Excellent. Nervous acidity frames beautiful perfectly ripe lemon yellow fruit. Great finish and this will only get much better. Mineral. Developing...
by dcornutt
August 4th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Drouhin CDM Rouge
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: TN: 1978 Drouhin CDM Rouge

Yum!
by dcornutt
August 2nd, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26852

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Brutal. Quite the fine. With all the quasi similar practices by other large and small wineries alike and all the marijuana farmers not adhering to many of the similar county/state rules & regs, it sounds like someone specifically called them out. To me it sounds like someone had an ax to grind here...
by dcornutt
August 2nd, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26852

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Don't know the details, and how "egregious" the violations really were. But I'm laughing hard right now at the idea that whatever Rhys did is even a drop in the bucket compared to the integrated effects of pot farming around the county for all these years. I'll continue to buy and enjoy Rhys wines,...

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