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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: 359
Views: 27405

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: 9902

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: 1324

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: 1363

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: 7037

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: 499

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: 1795

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: 12129
Views: 581807

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: 661

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: 172

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 yr old product so is simi...
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: 5019

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: 113
Views: 10260

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: 292

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: 2361

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: 410

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 flies on this ...
by Paul H Galli
March 22nd, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Rhys "Bearwallow" PN
Replies: 2
Views: 442

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: 442

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 an Earth-...
by Paul H Galli
March 20th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Atlanta Does Rhys Yet Again
Replies: 19
Views: 1259

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: 952

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: 815

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: 2008

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: 815

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: 815

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: 346

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: 2188

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: 8771

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: 102
Views: 7441

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: 1888

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: 2432

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: 1794

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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by Paul H Galli
February 27th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diving into the red bugundy pool Am I nuts ? Caution: long and maybe boring
Replies: 48
Views: 2772

Re: Diving into the red bugundy pool Am I nuts ? Caution: long and maybe boring

However now the scary part is since I am 58 years old and have many great years ahead of me, I now have caught the bug possibly, and am craving to try a wine that gives me an experience that is close, without selling my house to buy wine. I do have a nice car but really dont want to live in it. JS,...
by Paul H Galli
February 21st, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 9:44 pm
They do their thing we do ours.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_(unit)
Then why does French wine use 750ml as their standard?

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by Paul H Galli
February 21st, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 15% Off Brandy Sale at Astors!
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: 15% Off Brandy Sale at Astors!

Don't know why they charge NY sales tax on out of state sales!
Maybe has something to do with the third party aspect....

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by Paul H Galli
February 21st, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?

Why does Europe even produce a non standard size is my question?

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by Paul H Galli
February 21st, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?

Why do foreign sources have Cognacs available in 700ml while the US has them in 750ml versions?

Knowing Americans (and rightfully so), we would feel "uneasy" that the 700ml is an unusual size (especially considering 750ml is the standard for wine).

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by Paul H Galli
February 21st, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 15% Off Brandy Sale at Astors!
Replies: 5
Views: 375

15% Off Brandy Sale at Astors!

Repeating Michael Chang's notice from the Dudognon thread (didn't want anyone to miss it) Astors is having a 15% off Brandy sale. First time customers get free shipping! If you've never ordered from Astor, than the fact you would get free shipping (around $20) makes this the cheapest source to get t...
by Paul H Galli
February 21st, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Dudognon 40yr “Heritage” Cognac
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Dudognon 40yr “Heritage” Cognac

Btw this dudognon is on sale for ~$180 or so at Astor today. Free shipping if it’s your first order. Just ordered my 2nd bottle of this beauty from them. flirtysmile For others, if you've never ordered from Astor, than the fact you would get free shipping (around $20) makes this the cheapest source...
by Paul H Galli
February 20th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TN: 1976 ANS Normandin-Mercier Petite Champagne Cognac
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: TN: 1976 ANS Normandin-Mercier Petite Champagne Cognac

Beautiful cognac. Butterscotch and pan de chocolat on the nose. Rich and incredibly complex palate. Alcohol is there but not distracting. Pedigree is obvious. Long luxurious finish. Can't seem to find this pup for under $477 delivered.... [cray.gif] That's more than I paid for the Lot 29.... I'll k...
by Paul H Galli
February 20th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Cognac Lot 53 - Perfection
Replies: 15
Views: 852

Re: Tesseron Cognac Lot 53 - Perfection

Check out Premiers Grands Crus in France.....

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by Paul H Galli
February 20th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Cognac Lot 53 - Perfection
Replies: 15
Views: 852

Re: Tesseron Cognac Lot 53 - Perfection

A Pox on you all.... [swearing.gif]

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by Paul H Galli
February 20th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Cognac Lot 29 - Exception
Replies: 24
Views: 1121

Re: Tesseron Cognac Lot 29 - Exception

K&L just raised the price $150 up to $750..... [swearing.gif]

I LOVE K&L but their Cognac prices can easily be bested elsewhere....

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by Paul H Galli
February 20th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Cognac Lot 53 - Perfection
Replies: 15
Views: 852

Re: Tesseron Cognac Lot 53 - Perfection

Craig G wrote:
February 19th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Easy to say now that you ran out of Lot 29!
Never said I ran out..... [wink.gif]

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by Paul H Galli
February 19th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Cognac Lot 53 - Perfection
Replies: 15
Views: 852

Re: Tesseron Cognac Lot 53 - Perfection

The more I taste the Lot 53, the more I like it.

Originally, I much preferred the Lot 29.

My opinion now is that they are pretty close in quality, with the Lot 29 winning by a whisker!

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by Paul H Galli
February 19th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Cognac Lot 29 - Exception
Replies: 24
Views: 1121

Re: Tesseron Cognac Lot 29 - Exception

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 19th, 2019, 8:31 am
I like the tesseron a lot but I’d branch out to a few
other well aged ones like Navarre and Normandin Mercier
I intend to.

Have you had the Dudognon "Heritage"?
A real gem.... flirtysmile

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by Paul H Galli
February 18th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Cognac Lot 29 - Exception
Replies: 24
Views: 1121

Re: Tesseron Cognac Lot 29 - Exception

I've already pounded a bottle of this.
So much for moderation...... [shrug.gif]

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by Paul H Galli
February 13th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mount Eden visit - been there?
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: Mount Eden visit - been there?

Been tasting there a few times over the years.
Great Chards produced here with great views of the Valley.
Advice: Use your lowest gear all the way down the hill with minimum brake usage (trust me on this one!)

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by Paul H Galli
February 13th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Calot Beaujolais ALERT!
Replies: 2
Views: 200

2009 Calot Beaujolais ALERT!

In 2010 I wrote the following review: 2009 Jean Calot Morgon VV Cuvee Unique - 13% - $24.75 Dark purple/crimson color. Great nose of roses and violets;quite floral. Spicy, powerful, minerally, primary chocolate cherry fruit with a very long finish of blackberries. Has ripe tannins and good acid. Thi...

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