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by dcornutt
July 11th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: 2007 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904

I like these wines when they are 10 to 15 years old. They are great with steak. Great with any grilled meat.

At 50 years old, these wines will change your life. FWIW. 1968 last year was life affirming.
by dcornutt
July 6th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Fun at a friend's--05 Tondonia Blanco, Paolo Beas, 13 Pearl Morrisette
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: TNs--Fun at a friend's--05 Tondonia Blanco, Paolo Beas, 13 Pearl Morrisette

This sounds wonderful Mike. Hi to Peter. I love those Paolo Bea wines.
by dcornutt
July 6th, 2020, 2:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal

Beautiful lineup Kelly. Sounds like a great weekend.
by dcornutt
July 5th, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me rub my butt
Replies: 17
Views: 640

Re: Help me rub my butt

Pork butt loves paprika and brown sugar along with the salt and pepper. I like this. This is my present mix that I use for pork butt and definitely for baby back ribs. This is a modification of my brother's personal rub. It is absolutely wonderful. Salt and pepper before applying this to your likin...
by dcornutt
July 5th, 2020, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay)
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay)

Beautiful note. I have a special place for this family and their wines.
by dcornutt
June 28th, 2020, 2:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

I love the 2014s in general but especially Ramonet. The Batard is also amazing. Haven't had the Montrachet. This sounds wonderful Jeremy.
by dcornutt
June 27th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Kelley Fox Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: TN: 2008 Kelley Fox Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir

Very good stuff! Thanks for this note. She does a beautiful job with this fruit.
by dcornutt
June 21st, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Philippe Colin Chevalier-Montrachet, Grand Cru
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: TN: 2013 Philippe Colin Chevalier-Montrachet, Grand Cru

I like this wine a lot. I used to buy it every year. I buy now when I see reasonable offers. It is delicious. Thanks for this note.
by dcornutt
June 20th, 2020, 2:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Thomas Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embrazées
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Thomas Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embrazées

Mark,
Yes. It is the same vineyard source. It is fantastic.
by dcornutt
June 20th, 2020, 2:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Coquard Loison Fleurot Clos Vougeot
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: TN: 2015 Coquard Loison Fleurot Clos Vougeot

I like these wines. The Vosne Romanee village is very nice too and a value.
by dcornutt
June 19th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Thomas Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embrazées
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Thomas Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embrazées

Many of my 2017s are still in purgatory waiting on the tariff to decreased. I did have a few from Sokolin that i purchased for extra bucks. Those I put into Cellartracker. I loved the 2017s but I think this 2018 would give it a run. It is fresh and shows a great balance. I think I actually like it b...
by dcornutt
June 19th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Thomas Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embrazées
Replies: 4
Views: 250

TN: 2018 Domaine Thomas Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embrazées

2018 Domaine Thomas Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embrazées - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru (6/19/2020) Absolutely stunning! Riper vintage but very fresh. Slightly golden fresh fruit. Great feel in the mouth with a lip smacking finish. Mineral feel. Long ev...
by dcornutt
June 19th, 2020, 1:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets

Very nice. Thanks for this snap shot. Sounds wonderful.
by dcornutt
June 14th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5872

Re: Keller Silliness

Every retailer I buy Keller from - prior to or leading in the email apologized for the price hike this vintage. ha Also i'm with Alex, give me keller GG over anything from austria Love you but I would go the Gobelsberg Riesling Tradition in most vintages. Schloss Gobelsberg Tradition Riesling is ex...
by dcornutt
June 12th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte - Transformer
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte - Transformer

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 8:34 am
dcornutt wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 3:09 am
Nice Todd! I do love aged White Burgundy.
Interesting you, of all people, would consider a 2009 vintage to be 'aged'! That's still a young'n for you, no?
Oui!
by dcornutt
June 12th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Dirty and Rowdy California "Familiar" Orange (USA, California)
Replies: 2
Views: 312

TN: 2019 Dirty and Rowdy California "Familiar" Orange (USA, California)

2019 Dirty and Rowdy California "Familiar" Orange - USA, California (6/12/2020) STUNNING! Fresh. Complex. Serve this at room temp. The nose is floral from the muscat. The wine is complex on the palate. Very refreshing but big palate presence. Fantastic job Hardy. Posted from CellarTracker Zooming w...
by dcornutt
June 7th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent TNs: Ramonet, Marc Roy, Gonet-Medeville
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Recent TNs: Ramonet, Marc Roy, Gonet-Medeville

Nice notes Michael. Thanks for the note on the Ramonet.
by dcornutt
June 7th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation for Wine Bottle Thermometer
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Recommendation for Wine Bottle Thermometer

https://store.wirelesstag.net/products/outdoor-probe-thermocouple?variant=15374029684838 This works with the wireless tag system. You have to make a hole through a cork. I use a 375ml wine that I don't plan to drink. Inexpensive. You could easily sub a 750ml cheapie. It works great. Either the temp ...
by dcornutt
June 6th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 for 4, but (finally) this was a bases loaded home run: '99 Cepparello
Replies: 16
Views: 845

Re: 1 for 4, but (finally) this was a bases loaded home run: '99 Cepparello

Thank you. This is always one of my very favorite Tuscan wines. Sounds wonderful.
by dcornutt
June 6th, 2020, 3:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne

It sounds beautiful. The best of his Corton Charlemagnes that I own are my 2010's. I have one left in magnum. This wine is just stunning. I served it to my wine friends at my daughter's wedding and it was a huge hit. I do love the 2014s but I think the 2015s are underrated. They are gorgeous. I love...
by dcornutt
June 5th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir House Block Whistling Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: TN: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir House Block Whistling Ridge Vineyard

Mitch. I don't think my opinion moves many needles but I did love this. It is a great effort by Marcus.
by dcornutt
June 4th, 2020, 12:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential Books on Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2625

Re: Essential Books on Burgundy?

Glad to see my friend Charles Curtis' book here. I have most of these books. As an aside, as dated as the book is at this point, I still love Matt Kramer's "Making Sense of Burgundy". That book is fun to read. Great list Nowell. I like the additions too especially Howards. The best resource book on ...
by dcornutt
June 1st, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First post-Quarantine Wine Weekend: Some Delights with Kelly Walker ('82 Bdx, '10 Corton, '01 Muller-Catt)
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: First post-Quarantine Wine Weekend: Some Delights with Kelly Walker ('82 Bdx, '10 Corton, '01 Muller-Catt)

Nicely done by all. Nick so happy you got to spend some time with Kelly. He is a special guy. Sounds like a nice dinner.
by dcornutt
June 1st, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Restart My Humanity Dinner, Take II -- Littorai, Dirty & Rowdy, EMH, sweeties, others
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: TNs--Restart My Humanity Dinner, Take II -- Littorai, Dirty & Rowdy, EMH, sweeties, others

Nice job Mike. So happy you had a great time with friends. It is restorative. Glad also that that skin contact Semillon was good. I love that wine from Hardy!
by dcornutt
May 31st, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Simply the Best Goodfellow....
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Simply the Best Goodfellow....

I did taste this today. Your note is spot on. What a wonderful wine. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=170599
by dcornutt
May 31st, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir House Block Whistling Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 585

TN: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir House Block Whistling Ridge Vineyard

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir House Block Whistling Ridge Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (5/31/2020) Red fruit. Beautifully floral nose. The palate is wound up at this early date but firm with minerals and loaded with gorgeous delicate red fruit with aeration. Reminds me of s...
by dcornutt
May 30th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jean Marc Millot wines?
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Jean Marc Millot wines?

Alix is making the wines now. They seem to have a feminine touch. I love them.
by dcornutt
May 30th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visit: Domaine Georges Noëllat
Replies: 13
Views: 1215

Re: Visit: Domaine Georges Noëllat

Very good domaine. Thanks William!
by dcornutt
May 30th, 2020, 3:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos

To me, this is always a star of the vintage. I love Christian Moreau's wines. Thanks.
by dcornutt
May 30th, 2020, 2:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs
Replies: 18
Views: 666

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

Craig G wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Happy 18th birthday, Don!

If I have one bottle of this, when do you recommend opening?
Thanks Craig.
It is still quite youthful but delicious.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes.
by dcornutt
May 29th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs
Replies: 18
Views: 666

TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru (5/29/2020) Beautiful nose. Red fruit with floral notes. Some earthy undertones. Sexy but restrained. Elegant. The palate is red fruited and firm with minerals. It expands on the finish...
by dcornutt
May 29th, 2020, 1:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: TN: 2014 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Very nice Dennis. This sounds delicious.
by dcornutt
May 28th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Distinguishing Typificities of White Burgundies
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Distinguishing Typificities of White Burgundies

Very nice! Thanks
by dcornutt
May 27th, 2020, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Distinguishing Typificities of White Burgundies
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Distinguishing Typificities of White Burgundies

Chardonnay is one of the great imposters when young. I am not sure you can tell sometimes. The oaking will really affect your senses more than anything else. Sometimes it is loaded with honeysuckle and you think it is a totally different grape. That being said, there are significant differences that...
by dcornutt
May 27th, 2020, 2:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Relatively low RP rating but wine drops your jaws
Replies: 42
Views: 2296

Re: Relatively low RP rating but wine drops your jaws

I think there are probably many wines like this. The 1994 Angelus is one that pops into my mind. To me this is such a terrific wine. RP did like it. 92 points but I liked it a lot. A lot more than that. For several years, this was my favorite Angelus besides the 89/90 duo. It remains one of the very...
by dcornutt
May 27th, 2020, 2:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Dauvissat-Camus Preuses
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: TN: 1996 Dauvissat-Camus Preuses

So happy you had some good fortune here. Great Chablis is special.
by dcornutt
May 26th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5982

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Leonard Maran wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 12:36 pm
2014 Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at K&L is excellent. It's $52.99.
This is the one. I had this in Florida at Walt Disney. It totally rocked. Added here again to emphasize what a delicious wine this is.
by dcornutt
May 26th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5982

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

I know I already put in Ridge but the most underrated below $75 to me is Ramey. I have had some Ramey Cabs that scratched my itch. I have had some really great cabs. I loved Spottswoode in the past. Ridge Montebello. At $150 or so I thought these were some of the best that didn't cost $500. 94/97 Sc...
by dcornutt
May 26th, 2020, 2:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

Re: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets

Thanks for the village note. The Vergers is spectacular in 2017 FWIW. I bought all but the Grand Crus in white and also bought all the reds. Fun vintage Chez Ramonet. The Grand Crus are so hard to acquire now and incredibly expensive.
by dcornutt
May 24th, 2020, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1844

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

Been there so many times. I don't have any great suggestions. I doubt you will get much sympathy from UPS. At least that is my experience. They do have centers that you can pick up the wines before they hit the truck but as in most areas they are highly inconvenient to access. Feeling for you.
by dcornutt
May 24th, 2020, 2:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 941

Re: French Press recommendation

I am using a Baratza Vario W with add on steel grinding burrs. It does cost a little but this makes a ton of difference for me. I had been using a Rancillio Rocky and getting nice results but it was basically manual all the way around the the dosing was not precise. Super heavy too. This one however...
by dcornutt
May 23rd, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MM Echezeaux "La Grande Complication"
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: MM Echezeaux "La Grande Complication"

This is the old vines bottling. I would love to have the wine even with that big bottle. That is a good price by the way Michael at Envoyer.
by dcornutt
May 20th, 2020, 2:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5982

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Leonard Maran wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 12:36 pm
2014 Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at K&L is excellent. It's $52.99.
This is an excellent wine and a great value.
by dcornutt
May 17th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring
Replies: 57
Views: 2551

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

We always talk about winemaking and winemakers as if the secrets are in the winery, while in many (most?) cases the secret is hard work in the vineyards. In fact, I think it's both. The differences between a producer such as Coche-Dury and a less conscientious domaine are just as massive in the cel...

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