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by Paul H Galli
December 25th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have Yourselves a Very Roty Christmas
Replies: 0
Views: 409

Have Yourselves a Very Roty Christmas

This was the only Roty Burg I had never sampled (It IS a rare duck). 2006 Griottes Chambertin (Roty) Dark crimson red with a touch of amber at the edge. Wonderful nose of violets, maraschino cherries and smoked ham. Elegant, structured, perfectly ripe red fruit entry led to a very long spicy, oily f...
by Paul H Galli
December 25th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Eve with Mount Eden
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Christmas Eve with Mount Eden

Mount Eden Vineyards is one of my favorite domestic wineries. I have never had a twenty year old domestic chard. I would be curious as to how much oxidation it experienced and if the color was dark golden brown as so often happens to old whites. There was only a touch of oxidation evidenced by the ...
by Paul H Galli
December 24th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Eve with Mount Eden
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Christmas Eve with Mount Eden

Had this with the thickest swordfish steak of my life! 1990 Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay Deep golden color. Mature, complex nose of lemon, coconut and caramel. Elegant, delicate lemon/lime fruit entry with a touch of marshmallow. Great acid/fruit balance in the long red grapefruit finish. This 30 ye...
by Paul H Galli
October 14th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 92
Views: 5146

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

Sorry, the wine buyer for Trader Joe's needs to be tarred and feathered....
by Paul H Galli
October 13th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Arcadian Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: TN: 2005 Arcadian Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

2005 was one hell of a vintage for Arcadian!!!

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by Paul H Galli
September 28th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Jean Foillard Cote du Py
Replies: 16
Views: 1150

Re: TN: 2005 Jean Foillard Cote du Py

I am a BoJo guy. I started liking it back around 2012-2013 I guess, because the first vintage I bought was 2009. I still have some of those 2009's, but have not consumed one in years, I have been drinking lots of 2014's and 2016's lately. So, most of my BoJo experience is fresh bottles, a few years...
by Paul H Galli
August 8th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Share your thoughts on Margaux
Replies: 44
Views: 4039

Re: Share your thoughts on Margaux

I love Margaux.
That's my daughter's name.

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by Paul H Galli
July 26th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Insurance
Replies: 35
Views: 2014

Re: Cellar Insurance

CHUBB,CHUBB,CHUBB,CHUBB,CHUBB,CHUBB

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by Paul H Galli
July 10th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 2266

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Eric Lundblad wrote: July 7th, 2020, 11:15 pm Volnay
Gevrey
Nuits St Georges
My exact order! (Volnay by quite a bit in my case)
Obviously you have good taste.... [cheers.gif]

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by Paul H Galli
April 19th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest Pinot Noir Vineyard in California
Replies: 107
Views: 7318

Re: Greatest Pinot Noir Vineyard in California

Anything that Joe Davis touches becomes the "Greatest Vineyard"......
Ceritas Escarpa (Before it was replanted. Don't know the current status...)
Rhys mountain vineyards.

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by Paul H Galli
April 11th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Mark Ketcham, Ketcham Estate
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: RIP Mark Ketcham, Ketcham Estate

Remember visiting his vineyard when it was first starting out with Steve Rigisich.
Mark was a truly unique individual!
RIP guy....

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by Paul H Galli
March 19th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rhys Aeris Bianco
Replies: 9
Views: 816

2017 Rhys Aeris Bianco

2017 Rhys Aeris Bianco "Centennial Mtn" (12% alcohol) 100% Carricante grapes. Light yellow color. Fine nose of lemons, vanilla and Coconut. (Would have guessed a Chard) Elegant, medium bodied, spicy red grapefruit entry led to a very long dry, floral, tropical minerally finish. My first ...
by Paul H Galli
March 19th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rhys Aeris Rosso
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: 2017 Rhys Aeris Rosso

Saved a little from last night. (drank it yesterday)
Definitely did not improve.
Indicates (to me), that this should be an early drinker.
It is really nice NOW...

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by Paul H Galli
March 17th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2399

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

MB, along with Harry Waugh, were my go to guys in my early wine days.
He will be missed...

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by Paul H Galli
March 17th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rhys Aeris Rosso
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

2017 Rhys Aeris Rosso

2017 Rhys Aeris Rosso (Centennial Mtn. Vineyard)(14.5% alcohol) The breakdown: 50% Nebbiolo 20% Nerello Mascalese 30% Nerello Cappuccio, Zinfandel, Primativo & Barbera Quite an assemblage of grape varieties! Medium red with touch of amber at the edge. Rich nose of roses, strawberries and spice....
by Paul H Galli
March 1st, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 97
Views: 5783

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

08 & 09 Escarpa have been very fine indeed lately. Agreed. The 2007 ain't too shabby either. A real shame this vineyard had to be completely replanted. Wonder when new vintages will be coming to market... BTW, there's NOBODY who has clearly produced a pinot that can consistently age and improve...
by Paul H Galli
February 5th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Adding Port to Wine
Replies: 44
Views: 2117

Re: Adding Port to Wine

Like adding red wine to orange soda for a summer treat....

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by Paul H Galli
August 11th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 355
Views: 29031

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Kim Z wrote: August 8th, 2019, 6:52 pm Those of us in California understand this is an off the charts hyper-regulated, environmentally excessive, business unfriendly state.
Truer words were never spoken....

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by Paul H Galli
July 22nd, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 10679

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Another reminder to live each day as if it were your last.
Tragic to die so young and so sudden and unexpected.
RIP.

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by Paul H Galli
July 11th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype
Replies: 18
Views: 1413

Re: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype

Try red wine with orange soda.
Yummo...

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by Paul H Galli
July 2nd, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Home Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1429

Re: TN: 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Home Vineyard

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: July 2nd, 2019, 6:22 pm Some 2006 Alpine earlier this year.
! agree 100% with this.
The 2006 Alpine is one of the best Rhys pinots ever...

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by Paul H Galli
July 2nd, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7581

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Odd that nobody has brought up the subject of "higher alcohols".
From my observations (and a few comments from winemakers), higher octane wines seem to produce a higher % of higher alcohols.
IMO, it is the added presence of these puppies that add to the negative experiences...

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by Paul H Galli
June 27th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: TN: 2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace

2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (6/27/2019) The first Swan Terrace I have had and wow was it delicious. The fruit is so terrific and accessible the wine is almost sweet. But the structure and lift keep it in perfect balance. Posted from C...
by Paul H Galli
June 18th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni gets no love here
Replies: 38
Views: 1982

Re: Pisoni gets no love here

Arcadian produces a great version!

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by Paul H Galli
May 16th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15343
Views: 785827

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

K&L provided me four bottles of the 2012 Ceritas "Escarpa" Pinot Noir at a cool $69.
YEAH!!!!!!

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by Paul H Galli
April 29th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?

I may be wrong but I have fuzzy recollection in the 70s of some German wines being 700ml. Just remembered I have a bottle of 1986 Franken Muller-Thurgau in a bottle that says 0.70cl Looks like this: https://www.buergerspital.de/media/www.buergerspital.de/media/med_83/4358_historische_bocksbeutel.jp...
by Paul H Galli
April 29th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Dudognon Cognac "Vieille Reserve"
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Dudognon Cognac "Vieille Reserve"

Dudognon Cognac "Vieille Reserve" - $89.00 Been looking for an upgrade at the <$100 price point (My current fave being Delamain Pale & Dry) Since I had great success with their 40 yr old "Heritage" bottling, I decided to stick with Dudognon. The Vieille Reserve is their 20 y...
by Paul H Galli
April 18th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 5396

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Scott Brunson wrote: April 16th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Alan Eden wrote: April 16th, 2019, 3:10 pm You obviously have not seen some of the burg knocking that goes on, watery over priced piss water
Click to see spoiler:
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Ahh, an homage to the Woodster...

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by Paul H Galli
April 11th, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?
Replies: 139
Views: 15137

Re: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: March 31st, 2019, 5:34 pm Btw I just happened upon the serious brandy fb group which seems pretty legit.
I looked but couldn't find it.
Can you please provide a link?

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by Paul H Galli
April 10th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Today Only - Astor's 15% Off Sale on French Spirits
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Today Only - Astor's 15% Off Sale on French Spirits

Grab dat Dudognon Heritage!!!

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by Paul H Galli
April 2nd, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pinot noir you wouldn’t serve to your worst enemy
Replies: 22
Views: 2519

Re: TN: Pinot noir you wouldn’t serve to your worst enemy

Jayson Cohen wrote: April 2nd, 2019, 9:41 am
Paul H Galli wrote: March 31st, 2019, 8:45 pm Martinelli....

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And pretty much ANY OTHER wine they produce...

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by Paul H Galli
March 27th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Rhys "Home" PN
Replies: 1
Views: 446

2011 Rhys "Home" PN

2011 Rhys "Home" PN - 13.2% Medium red with onion skin at edge. Rich nose of tea, sandlewood, earth and Rhubarb. Ripe, round, bing cherry fruit entry led to a long, spicy, dry, slightly tannic finish. Quite nice, actually. Will age another year or two, but I'd pound it now. Again, no flie...
by Paul H Galli
March 22nd, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Rhys "Bearwallow" PN
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: 2011 Rhys "Bearwallow" PN

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 4:11 am
Paul H Galli wrote: March 21st, 2019, 9:11 pm
There's absolutely nothing wrong with this wine!
[89 pts]
Even considering the price point?

Don't get me wrong, I love Rhys wines, but 2011 is not up to scratch IMO.
Will further investigate the remaining Rhys 2011s, but this wine is "up to scratch".

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by Paul H Galli
March 21st, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Rhys "Bearwallow" PN
Replies: 2
Views: 508

2011 Rhys "Bearwallow" PN

2011 Rhys "Bearwallow" PN - 13.5% There's been some controversy about the 2011 Rhys Pinots, so I'm going to sample some over the next month or so. Mature light-medium red with onion skin at edge. Fine spicy, pine sap, blackberry nose. Elegant, feminine, light bodied pure cherry fruit. Not...
by Paul H Galli
March 20th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Atlanta Does Rhys Yet Again
Replies: 19
Views: 1340

Re: TN: Atlanta Does Rhys Yet Again

While the 2011 Horseshoe Syrah is a stunner, I have had mixed results (at best) with other 2011 Rhys red wines. Both the Home and Swan Terrace Pinots have been consistently disappointing. I always have a backup bottle handy when I open a 2011. It's clearly a vintage thing (except for Swan, which I ...
by Paul H Galli
March 18th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores in Boston
Replies: 18
Views: 1125

Re: Wine stores in Boston

Word on the street is the new room at federal was Ned Johnson’s (Fidelity) former cellar he kept at his office. Federal took over the space. The whiskey selection at federal is very good too. Don’t be shocked when you walk in. It looks like a mom and pop packy at first blush. I loved reading the wo...
by Paul H Galli
March 18th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case

Had this tonight with some chicken breasts.
A great food wine.
Elegant, minerally cherry fruit with a touch o' earth.
A ringer in a Cote de Beaune tasting!
Drink over the next year or so..

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by Paul H Galli
March 17th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your mother turns 75...
Replies: 34
Views: 2115

Re: When your mother turns 75...

My mom turned 92 recently.
She's a tough old bird!

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by Paul H Galli
March 17th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case

If you guys (or gals) don't buy another wine this year, you would be well served getting a case of this! [soap.gif]
SILLY PRICE and the best QPR you will likely see in 2019!

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by Paul H Galli
March 17th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case

Ye Gods!
A NO BRAINER!!!!!
DONE!

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by Paul H Galli
March 14th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: WARNING: Le Cognac
Replies: 1
Views: 554

WARNING: Le Cognac

A word of warning concerning the French Spirits seller called Le Cognac. I ordered a bottle of 1976 Normandin-Mercier Cognac on Feb 26th for $275, which I considered a good price. They claimed it was “in stock”. They charged my credit card on March 1st. I noticed that I had not received a confirmati...
by Paul H Galli
March 9th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas VS Arnot-Roberts
Replies: 26
Views: 2417

Re: Ceritas VS Arnot-Roberts

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: March 9th, 2019, 6:03 pm Bruce Lee wax removal...

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Can't stand wax seals....

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by Paul H Galli
March 6th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 211
Views: 9460

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: March 7th, 2014, 4:20 am Nope. No SB here. Cannot stand the stuff.
+1

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by Paul H Galli
March 5th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar
Replies: 127
Views: 13033

Re: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar

Given your location, I doubt very much that you will get away with no cooling unit. If you just install an ordinary room air conditioner (without fooler circuit), you can maintain 60-62 degrees max all year round. You will only have to use it in the summer. You do need to fully insulate that room. TTT
by Paul H Galli
March 4th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burglary bait
Replies: 21
Views: 1950

Re: Burglary bait

Pretty cheesy art for such an expensive pad... rolleyes

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by Paul H Galli
March 3rd, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear & Loathing in Buellton: UPDATE 2 -- Dinner with Joe Davis /Arcadian
Replies: 28
Views: 2740

Re: Fear & Loathing in Buellton: UPDATE 2 -- Dinner with Joe Davis /Arcadian

Once again, anybody who doesn't do a deep dive on Arcadian Wines is REALLY missing out!

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by Paul H Galli
March 1st, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Over sweet Pinot Noirs (served blind)
Replies: 35
Views: 1854

Re: Over sweet Pinot Noirs (served blind)

There were some great CA Pinots produced in 2005.
For instance, the entire Arcadian lineup! [worship.gif]

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