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by D@vid Bu3ker
July 22nd, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: TN: 2002 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese

Yes, 750.

There’s some 2001 in the cellar as well. Soon.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 22nd, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 60
Views: 1438

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Wow. This is shocking.

Rest In Peace Alan.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 22nd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 2
Views: 38

TN: 2002 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese

2002 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Nahe (7/22/2019) Settling into an early maturity, this has developed significant bottle aged complexity, and also a texture that is both suave and energetic. There’s a golden edge to the fruit, partly honeyed and partly a bit of ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 21st, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

I didn’t say it was.

I just tend to drink most of my Sandlands wines shortly after they show up. Trying to change that.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 21st, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 25
Views: 832

Re: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

Interesting that anyone is surprised about Poyferre being modernist. It’s been that way for close to two decades. +1 I think the impact really started kicking in with the 1998, which I actually liked young And then became really pronounced in the solar vintages, 2000 and 2003. You put 2000 with 200...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 21st, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 4
Views: 205

TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

2014 Sandlands Trousseau - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (7/20/2019) I finally figured out how to wait a little while before ordering a bottle of Sandlands. I misplaced this one, and thought I had none left. Trousseau is not a grape I think about cellaring, as I enjoy the bright, fre...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 21st, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 25
Views: 832

Re: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

Well now that you have mentioned Rolland, any wine you drink today will be automatically awful.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 21st, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 25
Views: 832

Re: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

Interesting that anyone is surprised about Poyferre being modernist. It’s been that way for close to two decades.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 20th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Baudry
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: 2017 Baudry

Both. I find Grezeaux much more approachable than Croix Boissee.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 20th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Baudry
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: 2017 Baudry

Got my hands on a case of 2017 Grezeaux on Friday.

I do like the Croix Boissee, but the Grezeaux is such a value!
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 20th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 79
Views: 5200

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

brigcampbell wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Two words. "Pinot Meunier"
Yes. Underestimating Pinot Noir is also a bad idea.

Don’t get me wrong. I love Chardonnay Champagne and Champagnes that include Chardonnay in the blend. The Pierre Peters wines are my house Champagnes.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 20th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

It does seem odd...very odd.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 20th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five recent wines
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: Five recent wines

Tx
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 20th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Well I have an empty of the 1971 that was part of a solid case purchased by one of the guys in my wine group back in 1973 or 1974. The label looks identical, except mine has Produce of France on an importer strip, not the main label.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 20th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five recent wines
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: Five recent wines

Who is importing Soutiran these days?
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 20th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Betz Family Syrah La Côte Patriarche
Replies: 0
Views: 108

TN: 2015 Betz Family Syrah La Côte Patriarche

2015 Betz Family Syrah La Côte Patriarche - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley (7/19/2019) This was an early look at what seems to be a potentially long-lived wine. The fruit and structure are properly balanced, and it already has some interesting meaty and earthy tones. On the palate ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 19th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 79
Views: 5200

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

I think it was Terry Thiese who said something like "you can make good Champagne without Chardonnay but in order to make great Champagne you MUST have Chardonnay", and I agree with him. The greatest Champagne's I've ever had have been Blanc de Blanc's. So I'm hoping this is a first class sparkling ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 18th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bevan Cellars Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: TN: 2015 Bevan Cellars Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard

I actually don't much care for wines from Ritchie, regardless of producer. But last night was one of those nights that just needed something big and rich.

I much prefer Hyde, and as Kris mentioned above, Ramey is more my go-to.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 18th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bevan Cellars Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 328

TN: 2015 Bevan Cellars Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard

2015 Bevan Cellars Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (7/17/2019) Rich, ripe tropical fruit with spicy oak overlay - this is not in my wheelhouse, but there are days when it just hits the spot. This is one of those days. Posted from CellarTracker
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 18th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 79
Views: 5200

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

There's always next year.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 17th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: TN: 2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese

2001 Merkelbach wines are getting into a very nice spot.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 17th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12980

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

Why don’t you put in a FOIA request. You seem to think you are entitled to it. For a number of exceptionally boring reasons, a FOIA request is unlikely to help. Most importantly, it is extremely unlikely you'd get any response on a timeline that does any good. Perhaps if I had included this... ;) (...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 17th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: TN: 2010 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

The 2018 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese is also delicious.

The 1995 Selbach-Oster Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese was the wine that turned me into a German wine fanatic.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 17th, 2019, 3:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: TN: 2010 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

I buy on release nearly every year either through Table & Vine in Massachusetts (when they carry it), or through a shop in NJ where I am good friends with the manager.

Oddly enough, I did not order the 2018, only because I bought a boatload of other Selbach 2018s.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 16th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Skinner White Oak Flats Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Skinner White Oak Flats Vineyard

I think either way is fine. The Stony Creek has more guts,so I may age that one.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 16th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Skinner White Oak Flats Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 215

TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Skinner White Oak Flats Vineyard

2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Skinner White Oak Flats Vineyard - USA, California, Sierra Foothills, El Dorado County (7/16/2019) I always associate the Skinner White Oak Flats with the Skinner Stony Creek, but the 2016s are wildly different wines. The White Oak Flats is a more delicate, nuanced wi...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 16th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12980

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

Sorry Greg, I can say with firsthand knowledge your understanding is wrong. Bam! Jeb's answer isn't very helpful. If he knows, he should enlighten. If he's not free to tell us more, than just saying "you're wrong", but not about which aspect, is not much help. Not that it matter much to me either w...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 16th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 79
Views: 5200

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

Did two 750s and a mag.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 15th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boston Retail Scene?
Replies: 24
Views: 1051

Re: Boston Retail Scene?

Thread drift - Just got back from 10 days in the Berkshires suffering through the adverse effects of no BYO. You can't bring your own wine to a restaurant, so there is no incentive for the restaurant to exert any effort to have a good wine list. Yes, I know, the lists at Blantyre and The Inn on the...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 15th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 48
Views: 1854

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

So for any typical red sauce pizza toppings (e.g. pepperoni, sausage, onions) I absolutely love the 'Flora & Fauna Red Wine' from Idlewild (formerly known as 'The Bird'). I have opened cases of this wine with pizza, and it is always great.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 15th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 2769

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

I am under the impression that in regards to Burgundy, all of the good wine sells through. You keep telling yourself that. Some producers are impossible/hard to find (e.g. Coche, Roumier, Mugneret-Gibourg, of course DRC), but I have no problem locating lots of high quality Burgundy. (Also, wrong fo...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 15th, 2019, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: TN: 2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese

My wife's word-for-word note: "That doesn't suck!"
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 14th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: TN: 2009 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese

Not much in context.

One of a handful of the greatest wineries in the world, and the wines are readily available for less than $50.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 14th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese
Replies: 14
Views: 410

TN: 2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese

2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (7/14/2019)
1. Mix strawberries, pineapple and lime zest.
2. Dust with cinnamon
3. Add a pinch of salt
4. Connect electrical cables
5. Turn on the power
6. Drink

Posted from CellarTracker
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 14th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: TN: 2009 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese

Ian H wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Does Prum ever take off into the price stratosphere like so many seem to have, or does it stay an amazing value for a long time?
Shhhh...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 14th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 6
Views: 328

TN: 2010 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

2010 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (7/14/2019) Nine years from the vintage, this remains quite youthful, with the bright, bracing 2010 acids setting the tone. It’s very rich and sweet for a Kabinett, but that is typical for the ultra ripe 2010 harve...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 13th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Littorai Pinot Noir Les Larmes (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley)
Replies: 1
Views: 291

TN: 2016 Littorai Pinot Noir Les Larmes (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley)

2016 Littorai Pinot Noir Les Larmes - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (7/13/2019) I opened a bottle of this a year or so ago, and it was too unfocused and rather grapey. Tonight’s bottle had knit together, and settled down, allowing some glimpse of the structure, which gave the wine a...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 12th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2643

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

That's my take.

Perhaps a childhood scare from someone named Brutus.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 12th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2643

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

I am seriously willing to bet it's coincidence, not a physical reaction. And now that you have it in your head...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 12th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 08, 09, 10 Mugneret Gibourg Vosne-Romanée
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: TN: 08, 09, 10 Mugneret Gibourg Vosne-Romanée

My favorite producer of red wine...bar none.

I treasure every bottle I can get my hands on.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 12th, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Syrah blind tasting
Replies: 28
Views: 1702

Re: TN: Syrah blind tasting

B) Medium body, showing some browning, has some age; pleasant nose with some notes of age, then nice, moderately resolved medium dark red fruit, good balance. Quality California Syrah with 10-15 years of age. If this bottle is representative, drinking well, but drink up. 2005 Edmunds St. John Syrah...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 12th, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2643

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

If he can handle Riesling then it's not sulfur.

Brian is the first person I have ever heard of (in 25+ years of serious wine drinking) cite Brut Champagne as a headache problem, except annually the morning of January 1!
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 11th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2643

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Does other sugar give you a headache?
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 11th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2643

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Hershey bars have 24g of sugar in 1.5 ounces.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 11th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2643

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Conclusion, as always drink what you like and ignore the hype. It also puts a serious dent in any kind of theory about "natural wine" and even "terroir." 32g of sugar? Jesus. No one can taste terroir at that level. Differences between wine A and B? Yes. Terroir? Not when the sugar level is at Hersh...

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