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by D@vid Bu3ker
July 10th, 2020, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Trimbach 375eme Anniversaire Frederic Emile
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: TN: 2001 Trimbach 375eme Anniversaire Frederic Emile

I also love this wine. In a zoom session I asked Jean Trimbach whether we'd need to wait until 2076 for the next Anniversaire, and after a slight pause he said that the 2016 vintage was so good that they made and planned to release a 390th, probably next year. cool news. I think it comes from a spe...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 9th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Dönnhoff Riesling (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 0
Views: 82

TN: 2011 Dönnhoff Riesling (Germany, Nahe)

2011 Dönnhoff Riesling - Germany, Nahe (7/9/2020) Nine years post-vintage, and this is the best showing yet. Most of he baby fat of a ripe, lower acid vintage has faded, but the wine still shows a youthful core of peach fruit and cherry-studded pineapple. It’s starting to go through a petrol phase ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 9th, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 74
Views: 3338

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Mike C. wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 7:27 pm
How about the 2019 Austrian vintage? What have people been hearing?
https://www.skurnik.com/the-2019-austri ... ge-report/
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 7th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 3
Views: 436

TN: 2006 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

2006 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (7/7/2020) Lot 9.120 Just starting to unfurl. For the first 30 minutes it was bottle sick, and a bit angry. The next 30 minutes it started to show more. Fast forward to 90 minutes and dinner is ready. So is the wine. Th...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 7th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12025
Views: 448814

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Tonight: 2006 Produttori del Barbaresco 'Normale'

Getting there...we'll see in an hour or two.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 7th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12025
Views: 448814

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Jay Miller wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 12:14 pm
2012 M. Ollivier 'Clisson' Muscadet.
I was a little disconcerted to discover that it wasn't anywhere near as good as a spectacular 2012 Briords tasted 2 weeks ago.
Hmph.

I opened one in January, and it was glorious. Converted an entire room of Chardonnay drinkers.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 7th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 46
Views: 3296

Re: first go with the new Grassls...

Troy Stark wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 2:43 pm
So which of the Grassl glass is best for all around use, the Liberte?
That's the one that I now use as my "all-purpose" glass at home. I do use the Mineralite as a critical evaluation glass, as the size and shape allow me to take a small pour and get very detailed information.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 61
Views: 3679

Re: California Cult

Interesting that I actually had this conversation with a respected California Cabernet winemaker today. He thinks there’s only one “cult” cab left, Screagle. There are lots of expensive wines, but none left that are cult status.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune and Frederic Emile
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: 1990 Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune and Frederic Emile

That’s what I call patience.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: TN: 2018 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)

p.s. had a great FaceTime call with Dan Petroski this afternoon, where we discussed all manner of topics related and unrelated to Massican.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 270

TN: 2018 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2018 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards - USA, California, Napa Valley (7/6/2020) About a year since my last bottle, and this has unfurled in a gorgeous way. It’s all orange zest and lemon cream, with an expansive, almost oily finish that carries a salty intensity and a bit of spice from the new oa...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 46
Views: 3296

Re: first go with the new Grassls...

Been using Grassl almost exclusively for several months. The Mineralité and Liberté are working really well for me. The tasting glass is quite functional, and more likely going to be something I tote around. I've been wondering what the main difference is between the Tasting and the other glasses, ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor - effect on Chetillons?
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor - effect on Chetillons?

Skurnik hosted a Zoom with Rodolphe Péters. Anyone who is interested in the wines, and some additional discussion regarding special bottlings needs to find and watch the replay. Rodolphe has some firm opinions on a few things. I’m interested in his comments but can’t find the video. Care to summari...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor - effect on Chetillons?
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor - effect on Chetillons?

Skurnik hosted a Zoom with Rodolphe Péters. Anyone who is interested in the wines, and some additional discussion regarding special bottlings needs to find and watch the replay. Rodolphe has some firm opinions on a few things.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 5th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1282
Views: 87272

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Bereche Brut Réserve - yummy and a great value
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 5th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #rieslingstudy - July 4th 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: #rieslingstudy - July 4th 2020

Robert Dentice wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:33 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Thanks.
My pleasure, do you drink much of the top Breuer dry wines? Still trying to get my head around these wines.
No. Pricing is such that my local guys will only bring it in if I buy the full 6 packs. Too rich.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 5th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2127

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Kris Patten wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:11 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Bordeaux Reds, Sauternes, and German Riesling Spatlese +.
Not sure I like the balance on a lot of 2018 Germans for long term cellaring.
I would trust Prum, Grunhauser, and Donnhoff and their history.
Well yeah, but just saying Spätlese+ is a bit broader.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 5th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2127

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Kris Patten wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Bordeaux Reds, Sauternes, and German Riesling Spatlese +.
Not sure I like the balance on a lot of 2018 Germans for long term cellaring.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 5th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #rieslingstudy - July 4th 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: #rieslingstudy - July 4th 2020

Thanks.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 5th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgundy
Replies: 22
Views: 1372

Re: 2014 Red Burgundy

Not sure I agree Jason. The few I have tried lately at the Bourgogne and village level have lost something. That early exuberant (yet balanced) fruit is gone into hiding, and has not yet been replaced by other elements. I trust the wines, but have largely put them aside for now. Anecdotally, Fourri...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 5th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgundy
Replies: 22
Views: 1372

Re: 2014 Red Burgundy

Not sure I agree Jason. The few I have tried lately at the Bourgogne and village level have lost something. That early exuberant (yet balanced) fruit is gone into hiding, and has not yet been replaced by other elements. I trust the wines, but have largely put them aside for now.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 4th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: TN: 2004 Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Nahe)

rob klafter wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Many ages ago wars raged over whether donnhoff could age.
Not much of a war when one side fights with blanks.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 4th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay)
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay)

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 3:29 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 2:43 pm

Happy to open a bottle if you ever make it down this way.
Don't think I wouldn't make a trip exclusively to hold you to this!
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by D@vid Bu3ker
July 4th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay)
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay)

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 2:08 pm
One of my never-tried, most-desired wines.
Happy to open a bottle if you ever make it down this way.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 4th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay)
Replies: 6
Views: 376

TN: 2002 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay)

2002 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay (7/4/2020) acquired from DaleW quite a while ago. This is lovely right now. It needs 30 minutes of air to throw off some bottle funk, but then the earthy, loamy tones combine with the remaining fruit to form a seamless wh...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 4th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: TN: 2004 Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Nahe)

Jay Miller wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 3:21 am
I opened a 375 of NH Auslese a few weeks ago which was spectacular.
The 2004 Hermannshohle Auslese has been amazing for a long time.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 4th, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben

I can’t say I have a ton of experience to go on, but my sense is that Selbach Oster does a really good job with feinherb/halbtrocken and trocken wines. Not to take away from the sweet wines, which can certainly be superb, but I feel like I always come away from the drier ones especially impressed. ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 3rd, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 74
Views: 3338

Re: 2019 German Riesling

There is a shit ton of delicious German Riesling. Even back in the 2001 vintage there were people who absolutely lost their minds that they didn’t get Wine A or Wine B*. Guess what, the pricing on both A and B is largely unchanged from then compared to inflation. *someone, who still posts occasional...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 3rd, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 74
Views: 3338

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Who needs to age it? Real, top Eiswein is a thrill the minute it hits the bottle.

Too much of recent Eiswein is marred by botrytis. I miss the great, clean Eisweins.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 3rd, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 74
Views: 3338

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Eiswein is not at all what it used to be, and that makes me sad. The golden age of Eiswein ended a while ago.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 3rd, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 74
Views: 3338

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Who says I am not buying now? I just don’t worry if a wine passes me by. It will be there again in 12 months, with subtle differences.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 3rd, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 74
Views: 3338

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Heh...good to have a 25 vintage stockpile...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 3rd, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 726

Re: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines

Tantalus is in no way a straggler. They make outstanding Riesling, and their other wines are delicious as well. Visited them in 2018, and wish there was some way to get the wines here in the USA. They were by far the best of our trip to BC. Their Old Vines Riesling is nice, especially with a couple...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 3rd, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben

I will be interested in your thoughts. Haven't opened a '15 in a while.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 3rd, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben
Replies: 4
Views: 191

TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben

2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (7/3/2020) Shared with friends at an outdoor, distanced get together, this brought us all a lot closer. If I had to pick a single word to describe the wine it would be harmony. Everything was...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 3rd, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 726

Re: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines

Tantalus is in no way a straggler. They make outstanding Riesling, and their other wines are delicious as well. Visited them in 2018, and wish there was some way to get the wines here in the USA. They were by far the best of our trip to BC.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 2nd, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SFChron: Exciting Things At Altitude in Mendocino
Replies: 18
Views: 813

Re: SFChron: Exciting Things At Altitude in Mendocino

Good to read about what they are doing and why.

Always happy to see something about Idlewild.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 2nd, 2020, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bunch of Pax wines.
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: TN: Bunch of Pax wines.

Wind Gap is gone. I have not kept up with the rest.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 1st, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2691

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

Andrew Demaree wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 6:35 pm
2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva ‘Ovello‘
I have pulled a couple of 2007 Riservas for sampling - Rabaja and Rio Sordo.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 1st, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2691

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

Sparkling: 1990 Dom Perignon from magnum
White: 2001 Dönnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Auslese AP#17
Red: 2000 Mouton Rothschild
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 1st, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard
Replies: 0
Views: 129

TN: 2014 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

2014 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, San Mateo County (7/1/2020) This is turning a corner, and entering a nice place. The fruit has mellowed, and there are herbal and earthy nuances that are starting to add a layer of complexity. I think another 2-3 years ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 1st, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19025

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I am glad to know that the wineries I purchase from actually stand for something.

It strikes me as rather emblematic of privilege to proclaim "I don't want to hear it." It's easy enough to delete the email if you don't want to read it.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 1st, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: TN: 2015 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast

Marshall Manning wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Buzz...no idea what this is. Is it another of those CA wines that's twice the price of a comparable Champagne?
No. While it's not cheap, it's a pretty darned good competitor. Different, but really delicious.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 1st, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1348
Views: 80210

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Just submitted my comments in opposition to the overall tariffs, as well as the potential increases.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 1st, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bunch of Pax wines.
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: TN: Bunch of Pax wines.

12.6% ABV is by no means lean for what Pax does. He routinely had some of his Wind Gap wines in the upper 11% area. It's interesting that Pax is pushing the label towards the leaner style. I was no fan of original Pax, as they were generally bigger wines than I preferred. Wind Gap mostly hit a sweet...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 1st, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 785
Views: 41642

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

First time ever that I sold some wine. Inventory down about 200 from last month. Still waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy overstuffed, but...
by D@vid Bu3ker
June 30th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 282
Views: 15426

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

No matter who is posting, I do appreciate the opportunity to read about what is going on. Thank you all.

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