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by D@vid Bu3ker
February 16th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 209
Views: 7540

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Correction...

Good luck Ray. Run away from this cesspool.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 16th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Eric Rodez Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée des Grands Vintages
Replies: 0
Views: 21

TN: NV Eric Rodez Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée des Grands Vintages

NV Eric Rodez Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée des Grands Vintages - France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (2/16/2019) November 2017 disgorgement. Very winey, with deep red fruit, woodsy, earthy tones, and a lifted, bright finish. It reminds me more than a little of Krug, but with more fruit, but not qui...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 16th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 209
Views: 7540

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Good luck Ray. Walk away from this cesspool.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 16th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Idlewild The Bird Red (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County)
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: TN: 2016 Idlewild The Bird Red (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County)

Totally explains my reaction to the 2017, as being leaner, and more structured.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 16th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heck with it- TN- 2016 Meo Camuzet Echezeaux, 2016 Charvin CdP, 2016 Pernot Puligny Montrachet Folatieres
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Heck with it- TN- 2016 Meo Camuzet Echezeaux, 2016 Charvin CdP, 2016 Pernot Puligny Montrachet Folatieres

Still love Charvin.

Thanks for the Meo note. I was offered (and took) one bottle, so it’s good to get a preview.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 16th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most consistent non first growth boardeax?
Replies: 24
Views: 610

Re: Most consistent non first growth boardeax?

Leoville Barton
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Idlewild The Bird Red (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County)
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: TN: 2016 Idlewild The Bird Red (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County)

Tom D,

If you get the chance I would be curious about the blend specifics for the last few vintages of Bird. Seems like 2015 was deeper/richer, implying more Barbera than in 2016 and especially 2017.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Idlewild The Bird Red (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County)
Replies: 7
Views: 149

TN: 2016 Idlewild The Bird Red (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County)

2016 Idlewild The Bird Red - USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County (2/15/2019) What to have when having pizza. Fresh red fruit, bright acidity, grippy tannins that are calmed by the cheese and pepperoni, The Bird is year after year the perfect wine for pizza. A couple of years in bottle, a...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

Just now on Facebook, Stefan Steinmetz (Mosel Producer) said, accompanying a photo of a DIAM5, that he picks up a “typically DIAM taste” that he can’t stand.

I asked if he picks it up blind, and if he can describe it.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bob Lindquisst Leaves Qupe - And 'Starts' Own Brand . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Re: Bob Lindquisst Leaves Qupe - And 'Starts' Own Brand . . .

"...the VWE corporate winemaking team..."

Shudder...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

How far back do they go? I have only seen them the last year or two.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 86
Views: 2895

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

Your “and some don’t” in the title messes up your premise.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 15th, 2019, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

My “green” comment is because corks are such a minor part of the overall wine carbon footprint. The green argument for sugarcane corks becomes meaningless to me. Tack on that I am not at all sure I trust them as closures and I am out.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 86
Views: 2895

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

Clearly the wineries that don’t send free stuff don’t get it.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OTBN--Anyone playing along?
Replies: 21
Views: 1072

Re: OTBN--Anyone playing along?

It’s always the last Saturday in February.

Sort of like how “buy those bottles day” is always January 27. ;)
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 125
Views: 6324

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

Opened a bottle tonight, and I think it has shut down. There is no way in hell the wine is past peak, given the raw materials.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Cap de Faugeres - lends new meaning to "spoofification"
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: TN: 2005 Cap de Faugeres - lends new meaning to "spoofification"

No matter who is right, spoofy still works.

So does undrinkable.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

Don't forget winery contamination. 1989 Ducru-Beaucaillou anyone...

And I am no fan of the sugar corks. I have dramatically cut back on purchases from producers who use them, despite the (overstated IMO) "green" claims.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Cap de Faugeres - lends new meaning to "spoofification"
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: TN: 2005 Cap de Faugeres - lends new meaning to "spoofification"

I thought it was "spoofiliation."

But CdF has been spoofy for a while...back to around 2000.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?
Replies: 37
Views: 1620

Re: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?

The Cab is often available at my local retail shop. It's very good, and yes, reasonably priced in the world of Napa/Sonoma Cab.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Horseshoe Chardonnay
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: TN: 2012 Rhys Horseshoe Chardonnay

Alan Rath wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 7:44 pm
G. Bienstock wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 7:22 pm
terrior soaked
This gives me paws.
Cat paws or dog paws?
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2019, 3:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering
Replies: 29
Views: 1248

Re: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering

Steve Edmunds wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Edmunds St John actually did make Syrah in 2015, and when the 2014 is sold, the '15 will be out there.
champagne.gif flirtysmile
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 14th, 2019, 3:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

I have never, ever seen one of those in use. Pierre Peters uses Mytik, no? This is what I recall although it has been a year or two since I last opened one, but here is from the UK forum: "There's definitely been some discussion about wines not developing in the same way with DIAM. Some are saying ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering
Replies: 29
Views: 1248

Re: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering

This was my third opportunity at library wines. I had previously loaded up on a bit more than 2 cases, so left this one for you guys.

Right now ESJ is #3 in my cellar, after Dönnhoff and Prüm. I remain very happy about that.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

I have never, ever seen one of those in use.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

Fevre has been working with Diam since ~2003...initially internal test (some bottles from their entire line up under Diam). The diam in production on chablis and petit chablis (I think this started in 2004). Then 1er cru in 2007. Then grand cru in 2010. I can't think of a more transparent wine (to ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Morey
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: Burgundy: Morey

Yeah, the few bottles of Duband wine I have had did little for me.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

But was that Champagne cork the same construction? I ask because I have never, ever seen a DIAM Champagne cork.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

So what specific wine have you had that was ruined by DIAM?
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Morey
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: Burgundy: Morey

Love Truchot as well, though at this point, with no more production, it's a sad sort of love.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

Larry - you keep turning things back around so that there are no answers. While I get that exact comparison options are problematic (though I would argue that David Ramey's Hyde Chard has such a long track record that it might be a useful benchmark), I get frustrated that you never have an answer, o...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IDTT: Joel Peterson
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: IDTT: Joel Peterson

Keep a bottle of Ravenswood (or Once & Future) handy. You'll be thirsty!
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

From the production side the complaints I have heard about DIAM are all about the "glue" used to hold the cork together, not the actual closures themselves, which are supposed to be quite good. I have not bottled a wine under DIAM personally, but I have done group tests where we soaked different cl...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

I don't know, but he's a pretty responsive guy.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

Got me by one year...I have had a 2008 Ramey Chard recently that was under DIAM - it was very fine, although David Ramey himself said he would drink up based on the wine (not the closure).
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 13th, 2019, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering
Replies: 29
Views: 1248

Re: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering

Steve has done a few of these cellar offerings in recent years. I went deep on a couple of them. I can tell you that the wines are all in tip-top shape in terms of storage treatment! A recent bottle of 1993 Les Cotes Sauvages (https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=158424&p=2673679...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 12th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

Alan Rath wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Eric Lundblad wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 5:50 pm
How do we know that Diam doesn't cause Autism?
Only in inoculated wines.
More probably cause is Rombauer Chardonnay.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 12th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vosne
Replies: 32
Views: 1640

Re: Burgundy: Vosne

Arnoux, Mugneret-Gibourg...

All the thread just feel like pumping the board for info versus being part of the conversations.

And yeah, we have a search function here.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 12th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

Diam corks have a low oxygen transfer, at the low end of natural corks...one reason they are popular with White Burg producers. Low oxygen transfer means the wine is more prone to reduction in the bottle. On top of that, diam corks have very tight tolerances (i.e. high consistency between corks) of...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 12th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

I love stelvin closures based on personal experience and i'm definitely suspicious of Diam based on the horrible performance of neocork. Maybe that is not rational considering they are different, but, as a consumer, I don't have to be rational. Having said that, I hope Diam performs like a dream be...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 12th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys offer
Replies: 46
Views: 2708

Re: Rhys offer

I don’t find the Rhys Chardonnays to be overpriced, but they are a touch more (about $15) than Ramey (my favorite).
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 12th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Weingut Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Roseneck Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 7
Views: 165

TN: 2011 Weingut Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Roseneck Riesling Spätlese

2011 Weingut Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Roseneck Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Rheingau (2/12/2019) In a word, luscious. Rich tropical fruit, accented by lime zest. Acidity that was once buried by massive fruit is now an equal player, making the wine both exciting and refreshing. It’s still very y...
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 12th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 126
Views: 2103

Re: Diam corks?

Someone find a perfect natural cork please.

I submit that there is no such thing.
by D@vid Bu3ker
February 12th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys offer
Replies: 46
Views: 2708

Re: Rhys offer

Anywhere from $59 (Family Farm Pinot) to $109 (Swan Terrace Pinot). There are also wines for $79 and $89 in the offering.

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