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by D@vid Bu3ker
March 27th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 100
Views: 2072

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET

2012 Falstaff is open and warming from cellar temp.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 27th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!
Replies: 30
Views: 1416

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

And, since he told me he’d ship it in early a March, I was concerned it may have already been shipped. Ive had a few boxes delivered to other houses due to my twisting neighborhood roads confusing street signs. In the email, I told him there was no hurry. I do have wine! FYI, in a post on Facebook ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 27th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 100
Views: 2072

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET

I downloaded the Zoom app to my iPad, but you can just click the link from a PC so far as I know.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 26th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 100
Views: 2072

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET

Frank Murray III wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Buek, I thought about opening the 2018 Sonoma Coast Chard, so perhaps you give that a go if you got your shipment already.
Don’t have it. Jamie’s offering came while I was building up to surgery.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 26th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays
Replies: 4
Views: 299

TN: 2002 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays

2002 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru (3/26/2020) From 375ml, this could have gone much longer, but it was open and showing a good balance of fruit and developed elements. Black cherry, turned earth, menthol, dried herbs, and a su...
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 26th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 100
Views: 2072

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET

My wine is TBD. Depends on what I can grab without moving cases. Probably something young.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 26th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 141
Views: 8791

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Only me drinking tonight, so I have a 1/2 bottle of 2002 Clos de Lambrays ready to go.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 26th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 141
Views: 8791

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

This post made me interested in burying some NVs for the long haul. Any particular characteristics that would lead them to age well? Dosage, base vintage, reserve proportion, alcohol level, large house vs. grower - any of these a factor? I think you're looking for serious raw materials and pretty i...
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 26th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France
Replies: 51
Views: 1196

Re: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France

Otto,

It all goes back to the real definition:

Natural wine: what I make
Not natural wine: what you make
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 26th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France
Replies: 51
Views: 1196

Re: Well....

Well, David/Otto...my questions are only partly TFIC. I would argue the netting for birds is a manipulation. I asked a local distributor of "natural" wines if putting grapes thru a sorting table, where they come in contact with hard plastic or metal tables and peoples hands, was a manipulaton. "No"...
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 26th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside
Replies: 58
Views: 1638

Re: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside

I may be a little colored as I have more recently had a killer 04 VCC, Ducru and La Conseillante. I’m not putting one over the other just yet. I went back to the week to buy more of that VCC. 2004 Pontet Canet and Leoville Barton are delicious from 375ml now. But I have mentioned that in other thre...
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 26th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside
Replies: 58
Views: 1638

Re: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside

2001 left bank Bordeaux - I always thought it was very good, but these days it’s delicious.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 26th, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France
Replies: 51
Views: 1196

Re: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France

That won’t stop them or him.

I would like to see the full definition, rather than the press release. Wonder when that will be available.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 26th, 2020, 1:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: TN: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

My poster child for white pepper Syrah is Arnot-Roberts Clary Ramch.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 26th, 2020, 1:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France
Replies: 51
Views: 1196

Re: So...

So....it's not at all clear. If the grapes go across a sorting table, and rotted bunches, leaves, dead mice and snakes are plucked out...can it still be considered "natural". What if they use an optical sorting table? What if they use (plastic) netting to protect against bird damage?? I still like ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 25th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: TN: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

Not something that strikes me with the wine.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 25th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France
Replies: 51
Views: 1196

Re: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France

Adam Frisch wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 5:30 pm
I approve of this! When will America follow?
Hopefully never
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 25th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: TN: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

Same here.

I do miss the Skyline Syrah.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 25th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France
Replies: 51
Views: 1196

Re: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France

At least we’ll have an official definition to argue about!
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 25th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: TN: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

Update tonight: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (3/25/2020) Similar to a bottle last year, this is open, but not particularly evolved. Smoked meat, dark berry, violet, cinnamon spice, new leather and a hint of bourbon spice makes for a fa...
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 25th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first premoxed German riesling
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: My first premoxed German riesling

Chris, this is a fascinating subject. I have had dozens of the most delicious German rieslings -- from trocken to auslese and beyond -- with decades of age, sometimes badly beaten up in shipping, and not once have I experienced what you describe. Just lucky? Yet on the other hand my "problem bottle...
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 25th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first premoxed German riesling
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: My first premoxed German riesling

Couple of possibilities:

1. Standard heat damage resulting in premature aging
2. Not a wine for long keeping

I have never until recently thought of Richter as a candidate for extended aging.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 25th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 3922

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Matt Latuchie wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 9:49 am
FedEx didn't deliver some wine yesterday because we weren't home - i was surprised because of all i've heard.
They are still required to verify they are delivering to an “of age” person. They just don’t get the signature.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 25th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Jürgen Steinke wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 8:43 am
Superb Bourgogne. But very hard to find nowadays. What did you pay?
When I bought on release it was between $40 and $50 depending on source.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 24th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?
Replies: 25
Views: 1765

Re: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?

Ian A wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 12:54 pm
The price will fall because with 20-30% of the workforce being laid off or furloughed conspicuous consumption will be a bit out of vogue at least for the super rich with scruples.
Who are these super rich with scruples that you speak of?
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 24th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?
Replies: 25
Views: 1765

Re: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?

10 rolls of toilet paper
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 23rd, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 1710

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Here are the details and the registration link. SUNDAY- 3/29 2PM Pacific 2018 Shake Ridge Ranch 2018 Rodnick Farm 2018 Enz Vineyard Mourvèdre To Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQkf-6qrzgj3WxgnFICOpNYYObgDdbZ9w Ann Kraemer of Shake Ridge Ranch will join us and there will be live music b...
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 23rd, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Rhys Horseshoe Syrah
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: TN: 2016 Rhys Horseshoe Syrah

My favorite Rhys wine. Every year.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 23rd, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Felseneck Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 0
Views: 104

TN: 2012 Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Felseneck Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Nahe)

2012 Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Felseneck Riesling Kabinett - Germany, Nahe (3/23/2020) First bottle of this in five years. It has shed some of it’s baby fat, but otherwise it is still very young. Grapefruit pith, seashell, salty air and pineapple ride a wave of back end acidity. It’s bracing, whe...
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 23rd, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Brilliant Reds
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: 3 Brilliant Reds

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by D@vid Bu3ker
March 23rd, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT
Replies: 28
Views: 739

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT

Sorry. Can’t do it. First day back at work (from home) post surgery, and I am worn out. Catch you all later in the week.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 23rd, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 100
Views: 2072

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, Date/Time TBD

Frank Murray III wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 2:47 pm
Any other feedback concerning Friday vs. Saturday?
Friday could work
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 23rd, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Riverain 2017 Tench Cabernet and some very limited library Syrah
Replies: 58
Views: 3373

Re: Riverain 2017 Tench Cabernet and some very limited library Syrah

Some have. (Got mine last week) Probably both a location issue, and just the complications of the general situation.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 22nd, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 100
Views: 2072

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, Date/Time TBD

Thinking outloud.... What about if we do this next weekend, say on Saturday, at 4PM PT / 7PM ET? This keeps it off a weeknight and the impact for those working from home the following morning. We can max this out to 100 people so it would seem no one will get excluded on attendance: if you want to ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 22nd, 2020, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 100
Views: 2072

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, Date/Time TBD

Definitely interested, and 8 PM EDT works for me.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 21st, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Shake Ridge Ranch
Replies: 2
Views: 164

TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Shake Ridge Ranch

2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Shake Ridge Ranch - USA, California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County (3/21/2020) Opened for the Dirty & Rowdy virtual tasting of Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvèdre, as I did not yet receive my 2018. So glad I opened this, as it was absolutely smoking! Open for business witho...
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 21st, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any tips on Video Tastings?
Replies: 18
Views: 441

Re: Any tips on Video Tastings?

Kevin Patrick wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 1:33 pm
Thanks for the tips, especially Patrick. I now know why everyone was gawking at me this morning at the grocery store. (whew!)

Frank, if this thing lingers we'll have to schedule a Kutch-focused video tasting.

Thanks again!
I would love to participate in a Kutch tasting.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 21st, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

That was a blast!
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 21st, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley vs Yorkville Highlands soils
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Anderson Valley vs Yorkville Highlands soils

Looking forward to trying your wines Paul. The Yorkville Highlands interest me specifically because of the soils.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 20th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting - Part 3 - March 20 @5pm PDT/8pm EDT (Theme - Champagne and US Rhone)
Replies: 50
Views: 1509

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting - Part 3 - March 20 @5pm PDT/8pm EDT (Theme - Champagne and US Rhone)

John Glas wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Thanks guys. It’s good to smile and laugh.
David nice to meet your cat! [cheers.gif]
Houdini says Mrow!
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 20th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right
Replies: 38
Views: 1986

Re: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right

The zinc supplements always screw up my palate.
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 20th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT
Replies: 59
Views: 1119

Re: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

So just to be clear, are we doing 4:30 PDT? 5:30 PDT?
by D@vid Bu3ker
March 20th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 3
Views: 418

TN: 2014 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

2014 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Bourgogne - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne (3/19/2020) Might as well drink the good stuff, but I am not so crazy as to open a 2014 1er Cru or Grand Cru right now. This was delicious after about 45 minutes of air. Red fruit, moist earth, and menthol dominated the a...

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