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by D@vid Bu3ker
November 14th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx tries to give my wine the Madeira treatment
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: FedEx tries to give my wine the Madeira treatment

My FedEx package that got misdelivered to a Quest Diagnostic Center showed up last week. Box all beat up and bottles still warm from wherever they held onto them.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 14th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

As I mentioned elsewhere, I had this blind the other day and thought it outstanding.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 13th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 134
Views: 6435

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

You really are making no sense. I get a strong feeling that you have an axe to grind.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 13th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

They don’t hold back at all. Trimbach’s distribution sucks.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 13th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 134
Views: 6435

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

There are significant differences between the two vintages. You are not making the discussion any easier as you conveniently ignore those differences.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 13th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

Yup. Best CFE in a long time.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 13th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 29
Views: 790

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

ESJ and Division.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 13th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Eight 2016 Barbarescos tasted blind
Replies: 17
Views: 1042

Re: TN: Eight 2016 Barbarescos tasted blind

I had the 2016 Produttori blind last Thursday night. I liked it very much. My tasting group uses a 20 point system, and I gave it 16.5. The overall group averaged 17.2 points. It was in a mixed tasting of all sorts of wines, but my notes (and my guess) scream Nebbiolo.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 13th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Tasting with TNs
Replies: 42
Views: 2062

Re: Rhys Tasting with TNs

Thanks Frank.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 13th, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 134
Views: 6435

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

The Hillsides did remind me a bit of very young Gonon (regular, not VV).
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 13th, 2019, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 134
Views: 6435

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

No. Pax’s note specifically says that none of the fully carbonic lots made it into the 2017.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 13th, 2019, 3:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Tasting with TNs
Replies: 42
Views: 2062

Re: Rhys Tasting with TNs

Cris,

It’s interesting to me that baked/stewy shows up in so many of your 2013 Pinot notes. Worrisome.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 12th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Hospices de Beaune Pommard Cuvée Dames de la Charité
Replies: 0
Views: 108

TN: 2005 Hospices de Beaune Pommard Cuvée Dames de la Charité

2005 Hospices de Beaune Pommard Cuvée Dames de la Charité - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard (11/12/2019) Elevage by Bouchard. This was decanted a little bit in advance, but still needed more time to get past a grumpy phase. It was a delicious match with the black cod with mushrooms entree...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 12th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Weingut Knoll Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Schütt
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: TN: 2016 Weingut Knoll Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Schütt

p.s. Dinner with Craig Beazley was lots of fun. This wine was off the list at Ellerbe Fine Foods in Fort Worth, TX.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 12th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Weingut Knoll Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Schütt
Replies: 1
Views: 92

TN: 2016 Weingut Knoll Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Schütt

2016 Weingut Knoll Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Schütt - Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau (11/12/2019) No advance decant, but enticing from first pour, the richness of depth of the wine is obvious. It shows more elegance on the palate, with crisp acidity underscoring fresh pear and green pea note...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 11th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Tasting with TNs
Replies: 42
Views: 2062

Re: Rhys Tasting with TNs

So the big thing I am taking from this is do not open the recent Hillsides wines.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 11th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bedrock Syrah Weill a Way Exposition 1-3
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: 2012 Bedrock Syrah Weill a Way Exposition 1-3

These are such gorgeous wines. Ultimately they are also unicorns, which sucks!
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 11th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 507
Views: 27219

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I now have two orders I placed earlier this year, coming in through two different importers, on hold in France.

Need to rethink my purchase strategy.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 10th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 507
Views: 27219

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

It reeks of being in multiple, different HTS codes.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 10th, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: TN: 2010 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive

BTW, the last couple of glasses were delicious last night.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 9th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Benjamin Leroux, 2005 Dom. Georges Mugneret
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: TNs: 2017 Bejamin Leroux, 2005 Dom. Georges Mugneret

Wish I had some 2005 M-G. There was a period from 2004-2012 when the most I could get was a bottle or two, and not in every vintage.

Things are much better now, but I need to exercise patience with the wines.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 9th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 507
Views: 27219

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Good to see you staying positive Dan. A good attitude helps a lot.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 9th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 362
Views: 18767

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Just got my hands on one of my bottles from Panzer. Will be opening sometime in the next couple of weeks.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 9th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive
Replies: 9
Views: 471

TN: 2010 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive

2010 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie (11/8/2019) I had not touched a bottle of this wine for more than five years. Now I want to drink every bottle I have left. It’s in a gorgeous spot, with earthy, forest floor notes supplementing deep red ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 9th, 2019, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beychevelle 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Beychevelle 2010

Sounds lovely. I do like Beychevelle. It’s odd that I rarely buy it.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 8th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 284
Views: 13465

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Thanks David
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 8th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Sociando-Mallet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: TN: 2014 Château Sociando-Mallet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Thanks David, good to know - SM 2014 seems to please everyone. Just out of interest, what were the other wines which fared less well? Nothing of gerat importance. 2015 Puy Blanquet (St. Emilion) - stylish (not in a good way) and hot 2015 Serilhan (St. Estephe) - virtually indistinguishable from the...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 8th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 284
Views: 13465

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I was just wondering about shipping this morning.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 8th, 2019, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Sociando-Mallet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 6
Views: 392

TN: 2014 Château Sociando-Mallet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

2014 Château Sociando-Mallet - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (11/7/2019) Blind tasted last night as part of a varied group, the 2014 Sociando Mallet stood out. The aromatics were fascinating, with cedar, pine, dark red fruit, spices, some green tobacco leaf and a refreshing note of citrus pee...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 8th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

Re: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?

Kelly Walker wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Global warming has reduced gains in knowledge? Is there anything not affected? 😀
Thank you for that! :)
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 7th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys
Replies: 70
Views: 4139

Re: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys

Dan,

I hate to break it to you, but they reviewed the 2016 Mount Eden Pinot. They gave it an 83. There are plenty of recent vintage reviews for Mount Eden in their database.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 7th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 507
Views: 27219

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Was just told by one of our freight forwarders that they are floating customers to the tune of $1m a day in tariffs (these tariffs are due 10 days after it hits port) and people are freaking out. Actually, it’s 10 days after it clears Customs, rather than when the items arrive at the port of entry....
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 7th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 507
Views: 27219

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Mark Golodetz wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 11:54 am
Interesting! Apparently Large formats (more than 2 liters) are exempt.
That came up several pages ago, but yes. It’s probably just because it’s a different HTS code, and nobody noticed prior to publishing the list.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 7th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 28
Views: 1504

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

I would disagree with very and/or hyper, but that’s why I said what I did about traditionalists.

And for Laurent, sorry. Yes it was the red. I despise Sauvignon Blanc.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 7th, 2019, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 28
Views: 1504

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

Probably quite long given the depth and the balance. It's still drinking well now. I would assume it will shut down soon.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 7th, 2019, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg (France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru)
Replies: 1
Views: 166

TN: 2000 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg (France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru)

2000 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg - France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru (11/5/2019) I did not realize that I still had one bottle of this in the cellar. I thought it was ready to go nine years ago, but this bottle had all the fireworks. It's steely, with a little edge rust from age. Not much ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 7th, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 28
Views: 1504

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

Robert - this bottle felt slightly modern to me. Not full on. I actually read Keith's note after I posted my own, and overall I agree with him. There just seems to be a little bit of gloss.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 7th, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys
Replies: 70
Views: 4139

Re: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys

These are the potential scenarios, with expected Berserker reactions: 1. No mention of Rhys (the actual case) -"How dare they not include Rhys! Wine Spectator is a joke!" 2. Rhys reviewed poorly - "How dare they not understand the greatness of Rhys! Wine Spectator is a joke!" 3. Rhys reviewed well -...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 6th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 28
Views: 1504

TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

2015 Domaine de Chevalier - France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (11/6/2019) Traditionalists, cover your eyes. This is not for you. It’s not full modern, with gobs of oak, and over the top richness, but damn it’s sexy wine. The fruit is ripe and suave, tannins present, but holding back, and the...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 6th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Ceritas and Matthiasson w/ some age
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: TNs: Ceritas and Matthiasson w/ some age

I guess I like Matthiasson Merlot and Ridge Lytton a lot more than you do.

Pretty insulting backhanded compliment.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 6th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNS: 2012 Raveneau Chablis MdT and 2014 Ceritas Chardonnay Trout Gulch
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: TNS: 2012 Raveneau Chablis MdT and 2014 Ceritas Chardonnay Trout Gulch

Appreciate it. I was eyeing a 2012 MdT just the other day.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 6th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to Explain Auction Prices of Terrible Wines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2034

Re: How to Explain Auction Prices of Terrible Wines?

Jay Miller wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 1:09 pm
I've had some really nice Bordeaux from 1964 and 1967.
Same here.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 5th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 100
Views: 7814

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

I went with equal parts Monte Rosso, Dolinsek and Oakville Farmhouse.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 5th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2761

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

Nathan just needed to inject his usual Debbie Downer attitude.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 5th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 507
Views: 27219

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Who is keeping track of the $7.5B in imports that need to happen for the tariffs to subside? Is it clear the tariffs go away once they hit in $7.5b in revenues? My understanding is that amount represents the (illegal) subsidies to Airbus that happen each year, and thus the tariffs can continued to ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 5th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2215

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

Ron Erickson wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 12:02 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 6:00 am
Dumbest thing I ever did was to get offsite storage.

I would say the shining you have taken towards German Rieslings, champagne.gif
but we know you have a patient wife.


I have my share too.
She also loves Rieslings.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 5th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Zinfandel Avio Vineyard Sierra Foothills
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Zinfandel Avio Vineyard Sierra Foothills

I would not have known about it without the Berserker Day sample pack.
by D@vid Bu3ker
November 5th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Zinfandel Avio Vineyard Sierra Foothills
Replies: 13
Views: 517

TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Zinfandel Avio Vineyard Sierra Foothills

2015 Ladd Cellars Zinfandel Avio Vineyard Sierra Foothills - USA, California, Sierra Foothills (11/4/2019) My only bottle from a Berserker Day mixed 6 pack purchase, and I wish I had one more. This was interesting, but perhaps a little reduced. For the first 45 minutes or so I picked up a lot of ru...

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