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by D@vid Bu3ker
December 16th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Is France Safe for Travel
Replies: 29
Views: 610

Re: Is France Safe for Travel

Wife just got back from a week+ in Toulouse. No issues.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 16th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 46
Views: 2827

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

That’s more than half the problem.

The hypocrisy of people who say they don’t care about scores, but then focus on them as if they are personal affronts.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 16th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series (12/12 - 12/19) - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund
Replies: 48
Views: 700

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series (12/12 - 12/19) - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund

2015 Château Lanessan - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (12/16/2018) First bottle from a case purchased for $14 a bottle on futures. It’s really hard to beat Lanessan from a value perspective, and the 2015 continues the string. Maybe it has a touch more oak than prior vintages, but it’s still a...
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 16th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 46
Views: 2827

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

What does the note say? What are the words. It’s quite clear that those who decry the low scores are taking it a wee bit personally,
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 16th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 46
Views: 2827

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

Gray,

They are putting their opinions out there in words. The fact that all you are willing to discuss is the scores says all I need to know about the depth of your interest.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 16th, 2018, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée

I do love their Vosne. The ‘14 was a lovely wine in its early days, but has started to shut down.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 16th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 46
Views: 2827

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

He scored it. You just don’t like the score.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 16th, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 46
Views: 2827

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

Rather than just scold a critic because you don’t like the number, how about debating what he actually said about the wine.

I applaud a critic who puts it in the line when he (or she) gives an opinion, rather than just giving a score to follow the crowd or keep people happy.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 15th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 46
Views: 2827

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

Never even heard of Tynan before people complained about the scores in this thread.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 15th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 1
Views: 89

TN: 1998 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese

1998 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Pfalz (12/15/2018) Wow, it’s been years since I last opened a bottle of this wine. There are still a few left in the cellar from what was once a huge stash of 20+ bottles, bought when Catoir Spatlese could be had for $21.99. It’s...
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 15th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Trimbach Riesling 2008, Cuvee Frédéric Emile
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: TN: Trimbach Riesling 2008, Cuvee Frédéric Emile

It’s a great CFE.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 15th, 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel
Replies: 0
Views: 87

TN: 2000 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel

2000 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel - Germany, Nahe (12/13/2018) The worst German Riesling vintage of the last 20 years still produced a few gems. The Brücke Auslese is a small gem, but one with many facets. It’s light for an auslese, especially by the standards of the new m...
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 14th, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Kutch Pinot Noir Falstaff Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: TN: 2012 Kutch Pinot Noir Falstaff Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Glad you enjoyed your last bottle Frank. I have to think it’s the stems that cause these wines to follow such wandering paths.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 14th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Nikolaihof Riesling Federspiel Vom Stein (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 8
Views: 202

TN: 2006 Nikolaihof Riesling Federspiel Vom Stein (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

2006 Nikolaihof Riesling Federspiel Vom Stein - Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau (12/14/2018) Precise, elegant and understated, the 2006 Vom Stein does not command an audience, it rather encourages contemplation. It’s really more of a springtime wine, when it would fit the new growth and coming wa...
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 14th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congrats To VHR For Their AG 100 Point 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Congrats To VHR For Their AG 100 Point 2016

Somebody beat MSM to the punch.
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by D@vid Bu3ker
December 14th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Fritz Haag - Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: TN: 2015 Fritz Haag - Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

Corey - do you buy any halbtrocken or feinherb Rieslings? Feinherb on occasion. And I enjoy them. I hope it's clear I'm not trashing anyone's preferences; I just like Riesling to have some RS. And increasingly, I'm enjoying Rieslings with more age as well. It was clear to me. I have become an advoc...
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 14th, 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Stupid Storage Question - Room Temperature
Replies: 48
Views: 1231

Re: Another Stupid Storage Question - Room Temperature

OK, I'll relay this one more time... Several years ago, I decided to actually do an experiment. I took three bottles each of three wines (a Muscadet, a German Riesling Kabinett, and a red Burgundy), and stored them three different ways: Set 1: In temp controlled wine cellar (53-55 degrees) Set 2: In...
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 14th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Stupid Storage Question - Room Temperature
Replies: 48
Views: 1231

Re: Another Stupid Storage Question - Room Temperature

74 is too high.

I bet you could get away with it at 68-70, but you would have no money for wine after paying your electric bill.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 14th, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All roads lead to spoofy?
Replies: 29
Views: 1158

Re: All roads lead to spoofy?

That something is how very often I find myself saying in a TN something along the lines of, "not my kind of wine- but I really liked this". Then it is your kind of wine. I disagree. It can be an "it's fun to have once in a while" sort of thing. Too much of it would make me dislike it at all times.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 14th, 2018, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All roads lead to spoofy?
Replies: 29
Views: 1158

Re: All roads lead to spoofy?

The variety of fine wine is a big part of the fun. If all great wine came in one style, it could get boring. I love old school Bordeaux, crisp German Riesling, as well as traditional Burgundy and Barolo/Barbaresco. That being said there is something about the unhinged fun of a big, ripe California C...
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 14th, 2018, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Never drink a Bordeaux that is less than 20 years old" just a silly idea.
Replies: 48
Views: 1547

Re: Is "Never drink a Bordeaux that is less than 20 years old" just a silly idea.

I went in big on Cru Bourgeois 2000 Bordeaux futures and I still have a few cases that I am saving for the 20 year mark, but every time I read CT notes on old Bordeaux, many of them say "tired and over the hill" or "DOA." What say you? Which 2000 Cru Bourgeois? Makes a big difference. Bordeaux is a...
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 13th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series (12/12 - 12/19) - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund
Replies: 48
Views: 700

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series (12/12 - 12/19) - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund

2000 Château Cantenac Brown - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (12/13/2018)
Someone else said “good wine, not great”, and that largely sums it up. This wine has never been a star. It’s solid, a bit foursquare, but an agreeable dinner companion.
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by D@vid Bu3ker
December 13th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consume Counselor Seiber's Cellar - Kutch, PYCM, Rhys, Domaine Maume, Domaine des Remizieres, Pontet Canet, Mount Eden
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Consume Counselor Seiber's Cellar - Kutch, PYCM, Rhys, Domaine Maume, Domaine des Remizieres, Pontet Canet, Mount Ed

Thanks. I've not had Mt. Eden, and my comment wasn't a suggestion that the Pontet Canet should be the better wine. Rather that the notes were a bit of a surprise to me and suggested a more advanced wine than what I'm familiar with. Makes sense it wasn't the best showing (although in fairness, the 0...
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 13th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite right bank Bordeaux
Replies: 50
Views: 1183

Re: Favorite right bank Bordeaux

Petrus

The end
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 13th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal bottom10 left bank Bordeaux
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: Your personal bottom10 left bank Bordeaux

Julian Marshall wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 9:40 am
Quite so, Jayson - La Tour Carnet used to be a good wine too until the Great Composer got his mitts on it and changed the tune to the Death Star thingy!
I'm hear to put your wine in new oak. All...new...oak.
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by D@vid Bu3ker
December 13th, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: St. Joseph and the Sonoma Coast (Chave St. Joe and Wind Gap Syrah)
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: TN: St. Joseph and the Sonoma Coast (Chave St. Joe and Wind Gap Syrah)

It did.

The distinctions between the two became clearer on the second night, when the Wind Gap gained a measure of richer fruit, but it was by no means over the top.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 13th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal bottom10 left bank Bordeaux
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: Your personal bottom10 left bank Bordeaux

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 6:50 am
Lascombes!

Pape Clement!
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by D@vid Bu3ker
December 13th, 2018, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on when to drink village Burgundy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1014

Re: Thoughts on when to drink village Burgundy?

Dennis Borczon wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 5:07 am

Think Clive Coates has it about right. Should there not still be some fruit in wine that is aged?
If your village Burgs are devoid of fruit after ten years, then you are buying poor quality wines.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 13th, 2018, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 55
Views: 1581

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

Interesting to me that DB is not in every list, especially the ones omitting Firsts. I had been debating a list, and ultimately decided it made no sense to do one, as the strictures of the OP do not align with how I drink Bordeaux. As for DucruB, I don't drink enough of it to have it land on my per...
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 13th, 2018, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society
Replies: 49
Views: 920

Re: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society

Great! Thanks Mike. Samuel appears to have a bit of cattitude! ;)

So it adds up to $180* ($360 with company match!) if I am not off with my math. We also had some folks who made donations on the side, and I (and Dakin) greatly appreciate that!

*I decided to count pet photos for the $10.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 12th, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: United 1st class international wines
Replies: 24
Views: 1453

Re: United 1st class international wines

Surprised there was not a good Riesling. Selbach-Oster and Robert Weil have been featured on recent flights,
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 12th, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: United 1st class international wines
Replies: 24
Views: 1453

Re: United 1st class international wines

They have been pouring the Gratien in 1st/business for about a year now. Lovely stuff.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 12th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society
Replies: 49
Views: 920

Re: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society

Wrapping it up with a nearly dry Alsatian Riesling. I only had a small glass, as I was too tired to really appreciate it, but the lime zest and white peach, along with pretty floral tones have me looking forward to more tomorrow night.
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by D@vid Bu3ker
December 12th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: St. Joseph and the Sonoma Coast (Chave St. Joe and Wind Gap Syrah)
Replies: 3
Views: 334

TN: St. Joseph and the Sonoma Coast (Chave St. Joe and Wind Gap Syrah)

2008 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave St. Joseph - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (12/12/2018) Pulled from very cold storage, this is still tight. 24 hours of air brought out a little more fruit, but this needs 3-5 more years. It had surprising breadth on the palate for the lean 2008 vintage, an...
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 12th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society
Replies: 49
Views: 920

Re: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society

Looks like we're at $145 if nobody else does Riesling tonight (I might). Will do final tally tomorrow.

Also it's good that my employer will match the donation, so more bark (and meow) for the bucks!
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 12th, 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Keller and Prum 15s, Arnoux CV 02
Replies: 27
Views: 751

Re: TNs: Keller and Prum 15s, Arnoux CV 02

Whatever.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 12th, 2018, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Keller and Prum 15s, Arnoux CV 02
Replies: 27
Views: 751

Re: TNs: Keller and Prum 15s, Arnoux CV 02

Haven't bought a Donnhoff GG in 6 years.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 12th, 2018, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Keller and Prum 15s, Arnoux CV 02
Replies: 27
Views: 751

Re: TNs: Keller and Prum 15s, Arnoux CV 02

No. The fandom is particularly a Rheinhessen/LVMH thing.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 12th, 2018, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 165
Views: 5407

Re: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation

OK, let's move on.

Clearly Keller is now just an accessory like a Rolex.

;)
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 12th, 2018, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Keller and Prum 15s, Arnoux CV 02
Replies: 27
Views: 751

Re: TNs: Keller and Prum 15s, Arnoux CV 02

I have not had a single dry Rheinhessen wine from 2015. I stopped pursuing the wines when I tired of the fandom around them.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 11th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: TN: Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah 2009

Opened the 2009 Sonoma Coast tonight, along with a bottle of 2008 Chave St. Joseph. The Wind Gap held its own, and fully deserved to be on the table with the Chave. They were actually more similar than different. I am sure the lean 2008 Northern Rhône vintage lined up well with the extreme Sonoma Co...
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 11th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 84
Views: 4044

Re: Somm 3

All the wines in the Judgement of Paris were young as well. I guess we should get Time magazine to pull back on that article from 1976.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 11th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker archetypes
Replies: 69
Views: 2236

Re: Cellar Tracker archetypes

J.Vizuete wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 9:21 am
The Zen Master: "This ethereal, otherworldly wine evokes deep visceral sensations and awakens one's inner being. Its soul crushing energy lifts this spirit to a place of pure nirvana"
That's not Zen, that's contradiction!
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 11th, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You ever get free wine?
Replies: 39
Views: 1431

Re: You ever get free wine?

I've had a few free things shipped to me intentionally, and one time not so intentionally.
by D@vid Bu3ker
December 11th, 2018, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: TN: Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah 2009

It was real cork back then.

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