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by D@vid Bu3ker
November 25th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Peter Lauer Stirn Faß 15 (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: TN: 2012 Peter Lauer Stirn Faß 15 (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

Complicated and gulpable sound like worthy virtues!
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 25th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 109
Views: 3501

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

Hope it’s OK that I also gave this one its own thread. 2001 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru (11/25/2020) It’s a rare treat to drink Bonnes Mares. I bought this bottle on release, before I knew much of anything about Burgundy. At least I knew enough ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 25th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares
Replies: 3
Views: 223

TN: 2001 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares

2001 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru (11/25/2020) It’s a rare treat to drink Bonnes Mares. I bought this bottle on release, before I knew much of anything about Burgundy. At least I knew enough to put it away for a long sleep. Holiday week in the t...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 25th, 2020, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE Top 100
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: WE Top 100

Casey Hartlip wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Yes it's the time of year for lists. I scanned this pretty well and didn't find a single Anderson Valley OR Mendocino county wine. I guess '17 & '18 were good in many other locations. I'm expecting many amazing wines from the north coast to be released soon.
The Navarro Gewurz? #90
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 25th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three New Aeris Wines....(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: TN: Three New Aeris Wines....(short/boring)

I very much enjoyed the Rosso that I had a little while back. The Centennial Mountain white left me cold.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 25th, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année (France, Champagne)
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: TN: 1996 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année (France, Champagne)

Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 7:01 pm
I think I have one more of these. Maybe Thursday!
We have one more. Thinking Christmas week.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 24th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 193
Views: 12319

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

The Court has refused to hear Walmart's case against Texas' distilled spirits regulator over a state law that the retail behemoth maintains is unconstitutional because it effectively blocks out-of-state retailers from competing with the state's own liquor stores. Isn’t the case largely redundant wi...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 24th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 68
Views: 5546

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Lee Short wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Leonard Taylor wrote:
November 17th, 2020, 6:29 am
Just tasted the 2019 Diochon Old Vines and it blew me away. $24
Diochon deserves more love than it gets around here. Had a bottle of the 2000 recently, showing very well.
Big fan. hard to find them.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 24th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: TN: 1997 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben

Having the last glass tonight, and it's better! That rarely happens for me with young wines.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 24th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année (France, Champagne)
Replies: 6
Views: 365

TN: 1996 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année (France, Champagne)

1996 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année - France, Champagne (11/24/2020) Given the swift maturing of both Bollinger and (to my taste) 1996 Champagnes, I went into this with a backup bottle ready to go. Didn’t need it, except that we drank the Bolly too quickly. Delicious from the get go, it had a ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 24th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 15
Views: 962

Re: TN: 2007 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

The 2007 is rounder and has riper fruit. Damn weather makes no considerations for wine geeks.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 24th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Enfield Shake Ridge Tempranillo
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: 2015 Enfield Shake Ridge Tempranillo

Rob_S wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 10:36 am
Not a lot of releases get me really excited but this one, released after 2 years in barrel and 3 years in bottle has hooked me.

Can't wait to put one into my group's bi-weekly blind tasting!
Same here. Have you tasted the 2018 Pretty Horses? It’s really good.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 24th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: TN: 1997 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben

Was just doing some cellar reorganization, and found another bottle! Woo Hoo!!
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 23rd, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Louis Michel & Fils Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux Vielles Vignes
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: TN: 2017 Louis Michel & Fils Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux Vielles Vignes

I just took delivery of the 2018. No doubt it will be richer, but ai trust Michel.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 23rd, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben
Replies: 8
Views: 285

TN: 1997 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben

1997 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben - Austria, Niederösterreich, Kamptal (11/23/2020) My last bottle, and it may be the youngest. This is 23 years old? I would suspect 3 if it was served blind. Still in full possession of fresh, yellow fruit, the classic Grüner pea shoot tone...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 23rd, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A long day's journey into 2000 Taylor Fladgate Port
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: TN: A long day's journey into 2000 Taylor Fladgate Port

Going on four hours since I opened it. Laura says “ yum.” It’s surprisingly medium versus full bodied. Balance, balance, balance. It’s worth opening a bottle now, as it’s just so drinkable. The balance suggests it’s likely to be immortal.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 23rd, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A long day's journey into 2000 Taylor Fladgate Port
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: TN: A long day's journey into 2000 Taylor Fladgate Port

My 750s are off-site. That’s a good thing because this wine is freaking delicious.

More after dinner.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 23rd, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A long day's journey into 2000 Taylor Fladgate Port
Replies: 6
Views: 353

TN: A long day's journey into 2000 Taylor Fladgate Port

The things you do when on vacation...

Just opened the 1/2 bottle 30 minutes ago. The wine is 100% sound and correct. Balance is spot on. Needs time to unfurl. Will check in again after about 4 hours.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 23rd, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14904
Views: 744075

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2008 Taittinger CdC for my wife's birthday
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 22nd, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXXIII
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXXIII

Your comments on the 2014 Wind Gap mirror my experiences with most of the late (post 2013) Wind Gap wines, and many of the Pax 2.0 wines. Unfortunately Pax has lost his way. Instead of IPOB, it’s IPOA.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 22nd, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current List of California Vineyard’s Not releasing 2020 Wines
Replies: 25
Views: 2251

Re: Current List of California Vineyard’s Not releasing 2020 Wines

Matt A wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 6:08 pm
No wine from Nine Suns or Vice Versa.
Who?
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 22nd, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock Wirz Riesling & OldVineZin '19...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: TN: Bedrock Wirz Riesling & OldVineZin '19...(short/boring)

Nate Simon wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 4:55 pm
I’ve yet to crack into my shipment. Is the ‘19 OVZ worth opening now, or best to hold off 6+ months?
I loved the bottle I opened. Opinions have varied, but they always do.

Do you have multiples?
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 22nd, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current List of California Vineyard’s Not releasing 2020 Wines
Replies: 25
Views: 2251

Re: Current List of California Vineyard’s Not releasing 2020 Wines

This is already covered in the fire thread.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 22nd, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Desire Lines Carignan Evangelho
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: TN: 2018 Desire Lines Carignan Evangelho

Opened a bottle of the 2019 tonight. The Mourvèdre element does need time to emerge. The Carignan is obvious with the high toned fruit and crisp herb tones. Nice stuff. Looking forward to following this wine for several years.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 22nd, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: TN: 2000 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Thanks. I have a few bottles of this. Will wait a little longer.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 22nd, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

I have great admiration for the Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr wines, and the Zeltinger Sonnenuhr in general. I see no reason to treat them as any less age worthy than their Wehlener Sonnenuhr counterparts.

In short...no.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 22nd, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Barton 1996 from half bottle.
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Leoville Barton 1996 from half bottle.

Thanks!
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 21st, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 109
Views: 3501

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

88158F73-D57F-4A33-8753-321D7356702A.jpeg Pretty darn good everyday Burg for $27. Primary, dark fruits with a dusty, mineral spine. Tart fruits fleshing out with some air. Not overly complex, but often simple and honest hits the right note. (89 pts.) I need to open one soon. I still have a single 2...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 21st, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
Replies: 2
Views: 283

TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (11/21/2020) It's hard to put into words what drinking wines like 2001 Prüm Auslese is like for me. First off there's the warping effect of modern (post 2004) German Riesling, where the pradikats often meant nothin...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 21st, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Spätlese Auction
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2001 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Spätlese Auction

I have never had anything from this producer. I will have to give it a try sometime. If Maureen says it's delicious I have to give it a try. Thanks for the excellent notes Maureen! [cheers.gif] See Maureen. Adding yet more competition. I hope you nailed down a supply before posting. This wine? Only...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 21st, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3471

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Happy birthday. Killer line up. 2001 Bordeaux are often a great treat, and seem like they still have lots of time for such an overlooked vintage. I need to constantly remind myself to backfill on these kinds of vintages. I’ve recently been acquiring some really nice 2004 vintage wines, any 2001s in...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 21st, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3471

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Happy birthday. Killer line up. 2001 Bordeaux are often a great treat, and seem like they still have lots of time for such an overlooked vintage.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 21st, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 109
Views: 3501

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2016 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (11/21/2020) On vacation for a while, so wine with lunch is a go. Popped a 1/2 bottle of this, and it was classic Loring. Ripe red and black fruit, baking spices and a rich mouthfeel stands up t...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 21st, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Spätlese Auction
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2001 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Spätlese Auction

maureen nelson wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 7:05 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 9:39 am
Spatlese that's baby TBA? Yowza. Hard to plan for that!
Not in sweetness. Texture and a dried berry element.
That sounds even stranger.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 20th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine

And there has been some discussion by the outgoing administration, as I understand it, of using a "carousel" approach to spread the pain for greater impact, under which every so often, some products get off and others get on. Under this approach, the tariff might be applied to still wine under 14 (...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 20th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 109
Views: 3501

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2018 DuPuis Pinot Noir Le Benedict - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (11/20/2020) So soon after arrival, probably too soon, but I really wanted to try one of these wines. Le Benedict is the “village” level wine from Wells Guthrie’s new venture. At this early date it shows a raspberry/...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 20th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Solid entry-level priced Rieslings
Replies: 71
Views: 3341

Re: Solid entry-level priced Rieslings

The Donnhoff Riesling QbA can be had for around $20 or less & is amazingly food friendly. David, couldn't remember seeing if you posted on the Donnhoff 2019 estate riesling. Have you tried it and thoughts vs past vintages? I've been seeing the 2019 get meh reviews and a not-so-meh price hike, curio...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 20th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine

So in other words, this is a waste of time. As citizens perhaps we can make that known eventually...at least for all of us who survive the next 6 months! If you read the real thread on the tariffs (instead of this useless offshoot) you will see that there is a public comment process. People who pos...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 20th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine

Dennis Borczon wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 12:49 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Ok. Got that off your chest?

Good.
I am awaiting results from the actions. Any news to report?
The current administration is not negotiating. The new administration will have bigger fish to fry for a while.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 20th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine

Does anyone understand why the ABV limit was put in the law? I know the whole thing doesn't make any sense, but wouldn't one think that if part of the goal was to protect domestic wines from competition it would be flipped? ie wines above a certain percentage would be taxed. I've looked for this el...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 20th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine

Ok. Got that off your chest?

Good.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 20th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine

German wine has been hit hard by the tariffs. Really hard. I don't disagree but curious if you have seen any statistics to back it up. All of the producers I follow have sold out faster than ever. And this past year given the changes with Rudi and at Skurnik have other things going on. Also I think...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 20th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine

Markus S wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 8:39 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 7:59 am
Customs does check. It's not systematic. It's more random, but they check...
If this were the case, then why is so much Fentanyl coming in from China?
Ahem...random.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 20th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine

Altering description of goods to avoid a tariff is an offense that can involve seizure of the goods, suspension of ability to import and significant fines. Customs does check. It's not systematic. It's more random, but they check, and if they find something people are in big trouble. This is not som...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 20th, 2020, 3:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Tariff's effect on alcohol % of imported wine

Wrt the OP, I wonder how much of this is just increasing the alcohol on the label (within legal allowances of course) - I would assume a fair bit. I assumed that was the suggestion/insinuation. Given that there's a margin of error allowed on the ABV level (+/-0.5% in the EU and +/-1% in the US if t...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 19th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2020 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2020 - WB Charity ***README***

David B has week 3 for Dakine animal shelter. Details to follow. p.s. It's Dakin. https://www.dakinhumane.org/home-make-a-gift-2020.html The week will once again be a celebration of Oregon Wines. $5 per note. $10 per note for wines from Berserker winemakers (e.g. Marcus G., Vincent, Jim A.). My com...

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