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by D@vid Bu3ker
February 18th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE
Replies: 85
Views: 6036

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

Marcus Dean wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Yup 100% there will be 16 Riservas
And maybe 2017 as well if I recall correctly. The tank sample of 2017 Pora was very tasty.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 17th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE
Replies: 85
Views: 6036

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

When I was at the Produttori in June 2018, Aldo Vacca said there would be 2016 Riservas.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 17th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1265

Re: Burgundy trip notes

So can everything else. Thank you climate change.

Although, with the exception of a single NSG village wine, sweet is another word (at least in the pejorative sense) I have not used for M-G.

We clearly have divergent palates.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 17th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1265

Re: Burgundy trip notes

A. So wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 1:35 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 5:18 am
M-G "stylized" because of the ripeness of the vintage, or are you making a comment regarding their wine making?
A little column A, a little column B.
Interesting. I have been drinking M-G since back to 2000 on my own dime, and stylized is a word that has never crossed my mind.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 17th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN : 1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
Replies: 20
Views: 879

Re: TN : 1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne

I am no fan of wine that tastes like furniture, but the reaction against oak, which has been used for centuries, baffles me.

What really baffles me is when someone who endorses cork as the only closure is also anti-oak.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 17th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1265

Re: Burgundy trip notes

They don't exactly taste like Beaujolais because they're actually good.
Ouch.

Throwing an entire category under the bus?

M-G "stylized" because of the ripeness of the vintage, or are you making a comment regarding their wine making?
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 16th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: TN: 2010 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados

FYI, it’s showing more Cabernet Sauvignon notes tonight.

This is a really strong wine, especially at the price point.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 16th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 59
Views: 2345

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

Emmanuel Menger wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 8:45 am
I dont invalidate the results of a tasting my dear. Please allow me to find presumptuous the high level conclusions drawn from the tasting.
Condescend much?
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 16th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 59
Views: 2345

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

There has been an issue for years. Just because you don’t like it does not invalidate the year over year results.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 16th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: TN: 2010 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados

I have only ever had the ‘10. Will be interested in how the 2008 shows.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 59
Views: 2345

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

I completely disagree with the statements on Pierre Morey wines, and probably with all other generalizing statements you made on trends by domaine. Having bought PM wines for a decade ex property, having cellared hundreds of his wines, and having sampled a few dozens in past years I never found any...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados
Replies: 5
Views: 206

TN: 2010 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados

2010 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados - Spain, Andalucía, Vino de la Tierra Contraviesa Alpujarra (2/15/2020) Love the balance and presence on this wine. The Cabernet Franc leads the way with red fruit and herb elements. There’s a bit of green pepper, in a Loire Cab Franc way. The Caberne...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: TN: 2015 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard

Thanks for the check in. I haven’t even started in on them yet.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73138

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

RichardFlack wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 6:31 am
Kevin Sidders wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 5:23 am
Impressive work by the powerful prune juice lobby...
Who knew they could block something?
Negative. They caused the change to slide through.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE
Replies: 85
Views: 6036

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

BTW, the 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo from Produttori is just singing now.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73138

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Kevin Sidders wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 5:23 am
Impressive work by the powerful prune juice lobby...
Probably AARP.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett feinherb
Replies: 1
Views: 211

TN: 2016 Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett feinherb

2016 Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett feinherb - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (2/14/2020) Spur of the moment that I opened this, so just at cellar temp, and no time for initial airing. Right out of the gate it showed electric acidity, bright citrus, Sweet Tart candy notes...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73138

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Looks like it might be time to change the header :) Why, the header still seems to be accurate. The last line of the notice reads "The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to consider the action taken in this investigation." My understanding is additional or increased tariffs could still be adde...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73138

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Thanks for the actual link. I've spent time in China, in places like Shanghai, and other major cities. There is no way they are going to pick up all the slack from the U.S.. Sitting in high end restaurants I saw very few people drinking wine. Yes there is a small group of folks chasing the high end,...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive - Disappointing
Replies: 28
Views: 1091

Re: TN: 2009 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive - Disappointing

The "Parkerized" comment is ridiculous. Maybe Robert Parker caused climate change!
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73138

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Were you able to access the actual article? Is it really as simplistically bad as his one-line takeaway?
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73138

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Taxes and tariffs are part of cost. The pennies per liter duties are part of cost.

Markups are based on an amount over cost.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2020, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73138

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Interesting point in the article "75-85% of the selling price of a bottle of wine is profit or taxes taken by American entities". https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 01880.html Broken link... That being said, consider the steps to get an imported wine to your table. Importer, distributor an...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rhys Syrah Skyline Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: TN: 2010 Rhys Syrah Skyline Vineyard

Yes. 2013 was the last Skyline Syrah. Total travesty.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Conversations
Replies: 29
Views: 1558

Re: Bedrock Wine Conversations

Really well done Morgan. Please also thank Chris for us.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 161
Views: 4970

Re: Diam corks?

The Mytik Champagne corks are not the same as DIAM.

I did not know Pepiere was using DIAM. At least up into 2014 my bottles all have real cork. I don’t own anything more recent.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 161
Views: 4970

Re: Diam corks?

John Peacock wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 8:45 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 3:08 am
TCA is all over the place. Winery worker eating baby carrots...TCA.
It seems like there is a TCA epidemic in the baby carrot world. My wife has stopped buying them as it seems almost every bag has TCA.
Shredded carrots as well. Diced, fresh pineapple is also a vector.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Conversations
Replies: 29
Views: 1558

Re: Bedrock Wine Conversations

Cool!
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2020, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 161
Views: 4970

Re: Diam corks?

TCA is all over the place. Winery worker eating baby carrots...TCA.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 12th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cowan Cellars Syrah Dry Stack Vineyard
Replies: 0
Views: 142

TN: 2009 Cowan Cellars Syrah Dry Stack Vineyard

2009 Cowan Cellars Syrah Dry Stack Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Bennett Valley (2/12/2020) My last bottle, and I wish I had more. Solid blueberry fruit complemented with leather, spice and earth tones, is supported by balanced tannins and fresh acidity. The finish has a bramble berry ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 12th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 161
Views: 4970

Re: Diam corks?

larry schaffer wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 11:13 am
I have had corked wines under DIAM, so I would never believe any claim they are 100% TCA-free.
Care to share your experiences - producers, vintages, etc? Were these recent or a long time ago? Please advise . . .

Cheers
First I have heard of corked wine with DIAM. Color me skeptical.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 12th, 2020, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 161
Views: 4970

Re: Diam corks?

Thanks for the list. I did not know Jadot had switched. Now I can buy their wines again!
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 11th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE TARIFFS
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: WINE TARIFFS

by D@vid Bu3ker
February 11th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73138

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Meanwhile, wine importers are using an interesting tactic, saying that China is winning as a result of the wine tariffs, absorbing the reducd US imports and then some: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/china-steals-us-wine-industry-as-tariffs-take-their-toll-according-to-us-wine-trade-allian...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 11th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 206
Views: 10728

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Alan Rath wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 9:36 am
I just want to say all you people who DIDN'T buy Flannery should be ashamed of yourselves. Unless your vegetarian...
Sorry. I buy from a local farm, 3 miles from my house. Not as tender as Flannery, but flavor is just as good.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 11th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: TN: 2011 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

Six bottles (all red) left for me. Thankfully 3 are Skyline wines.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 11th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk trocken
Replies: 39
Views: 1347

Re: Let's talk trocken

I still see 2013s on the market from good Austrian producers (great vintage). No harm in trying young wines as well. Check out some Gruner Veltliner while you are at it. You might like it. Hiedler is really good value in Austrian wine. Alzinger Rieslings are gorgeous. Lots of options. The Terry Thei...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 11th, 2020, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73138

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Markus S wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 5:17 am
Michel Abood wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:33 pm
... But yeah, I haven't slept since October.
...as your avatar clearly shows.
He's been sleeping since 2008.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 11th, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk trocken
Replies: 39
Views: 1347

Re: Let's talk trocken

Yeah...I ignore those "someone has already posted" notices.

Because I really don't care that much. ;)
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 11th, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 209

TN: 2011 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

2011 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (2/10/2020) Deep golden color, nutty aromatic tone suggests "drink up quickly." There's still some fresh fruit, but it is overshadowed by more advanced elements, and the finish turns oddly bitter. Bou...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 11th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk trocken
Replies: 39
Views: 1347

Re: Let's talk trocken

Sorry...I was already in the reply page when you posted...I took a long time to write (had to get coffee).

No need to get offended.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 11th, 2020, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk trocken
Replies: 39
Views: 1347

Re: Let's talk trocken

Producers/wines I am fond of for GG and GG-style wines that I have not seen mentioned above... Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Hinterhaus is probably my favorite year after year. Way back in 2007 Leitz also released a Trocken Gold Kap Alte Reben from this site that was and continues to be epic! von ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 11th, 2020, 2:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 206
Views: 10728

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 9:20 pm
So is it Grassl or Flannery?
Flannery.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 10th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73138

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

OK.

Of course if the announcement on Friday goes the wrong way, nobody is going to be shipping at all.

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