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by Martin Steinley
November 5th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5090

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

When I opened this thread, my thought was this is not going to end well, expecting something BeauneHeaded. Sure enough. The situation does not call for some spin regarding etiquette and communication; rather, it calls for a simple apology for failing to show common decency (everyone everywhere knows...
by Martin Steinley
November 2nd, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19126

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Rboinski wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 10:30 am
I'm not too sure the climate has much of an effect on it to be honest.
Tragically, you're wrong.
by Martin Steinley
September 20th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 3794

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

That's a great post, Robert. Bravo!
by Martin Steinley
December 25th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10102

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

You are talking out of both sides of your mouth. As a moderator of this board, you have taken the position that, even if board rules are followed by someone ITB posting a favorable tasting note, it may be shilling or soliciting. However, you are all over this board and other social media touting th...
by Martin Steinley
December 25th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10102

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

Not surprisingly, you have distorted facts to somehow suit your narrative. I often write about wines that I don’t sell, you however were happily shilling wines for sale without disclosing that you sell them. The ITB does not cover the lack of disclosure. As to what I do, it is not relevant to the d...
by Martin Steinley
December 25th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10102

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

Not surprisingly, you have distorted facts to somehow suit your narrative. I often write about wines that I don’t sell, you however were happily shilling wines for sale without disclosing that you sell them. The ITB does not cover the lack of disclosure. As to what I do, it is not relevant to the d...
by Martin Steinley
December 25th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10102

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

I seem to remember you were the one touting wines on a thread before you were asked directly and finally admitted that you sold them. It is hypocritical for you to lay into Charlie into this way, as I doubt whether he is hoarding and reselling them, but even if there is some truth in it, you are th...
by Martin Steinley
December 25th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10102

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

It seems you guys are all operating on misinformation on the 2013 juge vintage. Including alfert. You guys are short on details and large on assumptions, especially the “recent games buying and selling” I keep asking you guys again and again. Where are there any large scale sales of Juge at auction...
by Martin Steinley
December 21st, 2018, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

All accurate. However, you fail to explain that I was playing by the rules every time, doing just as you requested by including ITB in every post and, going beyond in almost every case, to include an explicit disclaimer if I sold the wine. Therefore your prefatory clause about unwillingness to play...
by Martin Steinley
December 21st, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Bullshit, Todd. You have access to our PM exchange just as I do. If you want to explain the context in which you did it, that's fine, but don't deny that you did so. Ok, let's go. From me, May 2nd: Martin, I've received a couple reports about your semi-veiled 'shilling' of products you sell, statin...
by Martin Steinley
December 21st, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Bullshit, Todd. You have access to our PM exchange just as I do. If you want to explain the context in which you did it, that's fine, but don't deny that you did so. Ok, let's go. From me, May 2nd: Martin, I've received a couple reports about your semi-veiled 'shilling' of products you sell, statin...
by Martin Steinley
December 21st, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Well, no you are not, Adam. I did not identify Charlie and did not intend to do so. I simply responded to his assertion of being under the thumb of Kermit Lynch. No one on the board should have to hear about our personal differences, and I would not have replied to Charlie's post identifying himsel...
by Martin Steinley
December 21st, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

I might not have noticed if it was done via IM. That would have been cool. And I personally didn't recognize anyone calling anyone else out initially-I thought it was just another all too common conversation lamenting the increase in wine prices and reasons for it. Guess I'm pretty dense. Well, no ...
by Martin Steinley
December 21st, 2018, 1:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Charlie, I replied to your post, without saying anything about your behaviors, never intending to burden this board with our personal business dealings. However, clearly you felt uncomfortable enough about those matters to launch into the diatribe that you did. "Cowardly?" Have you drunk too much?
by Martin Steinley
December 20th, 2018, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

It seems that an importer should owe their producer a duty to stay true to their pricing scheme ... I have neither the time nor the interest for flipping wine, but if one accepts unfettered pricing by an importer I'm not sure I understand why it's different for an individual. If you're going to say...
by Martin Steinley
December 20th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

I don't understand this, Charlie. Why should Kermit not price the wines consistent with supply and demand? I know that some would like there to be room in the price such that they can acquire the wines and then sell or trade them for gain , but an importer, which actually has time and capital inves...
by Martin Steinley
December 19th, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Gonon clearly deserves its (newly) exulted status and the St Joseph may be worth the 3 figures it’s getting at auction... But, but, wine-searcher pro shows only one outfit in the entire USA with the 16 Iles Feray at the moment. And for $54!!! I got the ‘14 for like $24. In CA the retail price was a...
by Martin Steinley
December 12th, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ramonet reds, which one?
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Ramonet reds, which one?

I say either vintage of Boudriottes, as I find it a prettier, more nuanced wine than the Clos St. Jean. That said, Ramonet's 2013s are beautiful.
by Martin Steinley
December 9th, 2018, 11:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent wines
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: Recent wines

Useful notes, thanks. Carricante is relatively new to me so I am exploring the entry level bottles before raising the ante. So far one from Valenti called Enrice IV has been the winner. ‘Any suggestions for us bottom feeders? Best, Jim Jim, Kermit Lynch is handling a new producer, Vigneti-Vecchio, ...
by Martin Steinley
December 2nd, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed
Replies: 60
Views: 2476

Re: "Babykilling" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

As for 'babykilling' I HATE the word as well, which is why I used it in quotes. Let's crowd-think this into a new term and coin it, so let me know your thoughts. Todd, this is a gracious response to my post, and I really like your suggestion of crowd-thinking this such that a new term evolves. If a...
by Martin Steinley
November 29th, 2018, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed
Replies: 60
Views: 2476

Re: "Babykilling" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

A couple of years back, there was a discussion to drop "babykilling" from the vocabulary on this board. I look forward to the day that actually happens. Surely, with a moments thought, one can identify a more appropriate descriptor.
by Martin Steinley
November 18th, 2018, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generosity among wine lovers
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Generosity among wine lovers

I just read Alan Weinberg's post regarding vinous thanks, and it triggered something that I think about frequently: the generosity among those who love wine (not crazy about "love" in this context, but it gets the point across). It seems that those truly passionate about this endeavor will share alm...
by Martin Steinley
November 18th, 2018, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End of the Year Vinous Thanks
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: End of the Year Vinous Thanks

This is a great post, Alan, and I am flattered that you would mention me. Robert and I take some shots at one another from time-to-time, but he and I see the wine world much the same way. I will thank you for clear, concise tasting notes of the structuralist variety, and learned guidance of those be...
by Martin Steinley
November 5th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Bruno Clavelier Vosne-Romanee 'La Combe Brulee' VV
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: TN: 2013 Bruno Clavelier Vosne-Romanee 'La Combe Brulee' VV

Thank you, Kent. I always enjoy your Clavelier notes. Clavelier's 2014 NSG Aux Cras VV earlier this year was really impressive.
by Martin Steinley
November 4th, 2018, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12213
Views: 587445

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

kris_lelis wrote:
October 31st, 2018, 1:41 pm
Two days ago I made a purchase of 24bottles od Lorenzo Accomasso Barolo Riserva 2011!!
Its a huge pleasure to have them in my cellar
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by Martin Steinley
November 3rd, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 J. Lassalle Cuvée Angeline
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: TN: 1996 J. Lassalle Cuvée Angeline

High praise from you, Alan. Indeed, all 1er cru wines from Chigny-Les-Roses. The 2002 Angeline started out slowly, but is now a lovely bottle, as well. For my tastes, J. Lassalle's Brut Rose NV is one the surest things in Champagne, right up there with Bara's Brut Rose.
by Martin Steinley
November 3rd, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Ramonet Clos de la Boudriette
Replies: 24
Views: 1202

Re: 2013 Ramonet Clos de la Boudriette

"Ramonet's white Boudriotte actually comes from the lieu-dit of Fairendes which is one of several lieux-dits within Morgeot that has the right to be sold as Boudriotte." Strange. There is a lieu-dit "Les Fairandes", but not as Part of Morgeot: https://weinlagen-info.de/#lage_id=2517 Fairendes can b...
by Martin Steinley
September 26th, 2018, 11:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon, added Hirtzberger and 2016 Gonon
Replies: 93
Views: 5408

Re: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
September 25th, 2018, 6:04 pm
I went to Passionfish once. Once. We brought our wine
[rofl.gif] Like taking sand to the beach.
by Martin Steinley
September 9th, 2018, 1:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault Charmes
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: TN: 2009 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault Charmes

Jerry Hey wrote:
September 8th, 2018, 6:37 am
SOMEBODY has to drink that. It should be you.
Charmes times it's Alan, charmes times it's you.
by Martin Steinley
May 1st, 2018, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 120
Views: 13442

Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

fu, have you by chance had the St Joseph from Gerard? Not Fu, but a friend hosted a blind tasting of 2015 St. Josephs, including the big guns and a few ringers; 37 bottles total. This wine was the favorite: 2015 Xavier Gerard St. Joseph “Le Blanchard." Rosenthal sold out of the 2016 in a flash; jus...
by Martin Steinley
April 27th, 2018, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 120
Views: 13442

Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

Indeed, Zachary, you were on to Gerard early.

Greg, you got about 4% of the 2013 Landonne that Rosenthal brought in to the U.S. Enjoy. [cheers.gif]
by Martin Steinley
April 24th, 2018, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 08 William Fevre Preuses
Replies: 10
Views: 452

TN: 08 William Fevre Preuses

That sounds like about perfect Chablis, Alan.

Kent, I have not tried Jean Dauvissat's Preuses, but the domaine's Vaillons VV is a good one to look for. A bottle of the 2008 recently was exceptional. The 2012 is the current vintage. (I sell it).
by Martin Steinley
April 21st, 2018, 11:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Henri Boillot Meursault 1er Les Poruzots
Replies: 5
Views: 481

2015 Henri Boillot Meursault 1er Les Poruzots

I don't recall having an '85 white Burgundy, but I agree about the acidity and balance of the 15s. I have had many that I believe are as good as the 14s, most recently P Pillot, J Carillon, J-M Vincent, Bachelet-Monnot, Lamy and H et G Buisson.
by Martin Steinley
April 20th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert-Denogent Beaujolais-Villages Cuvée Jules Chauvet
Replies: 8
Views: 408

TN: 2015 Domaine Robert-Denogent Beaujolais-Villages Cuvée Jules Chauvet

Stan Y. wrote:Local shop was selling the '13s on closeout, my favorite 15 dollar wine of the year.
Maybe better than the '15 for those who like them a little leaner.
by Martin Steinley
April 19th, 2018, 11:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert-Denogent Beaujolais-Villages Cuvée Jules Chauvet
Replies: 8
Views: 408

TN: 2015 Domaine Robert-Denogent Beaujolais-Villages Cuvée Jules Chauvet

Dennis, I fully agree with your comments and notes. Here is my note regarding the wine which I posted in the 2015 Beaujolais thread: 2015 Robert-Denogent Beaujolais-Village Cuvee Jules Chauvet -The late Jules Chauvet was an advocate of the “natural wine” movement in Beaujolais, which was subsequentl...
by Martin Steinley
April 17th, 2018, 11:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Impressive and Delicious 2008 Tempier Bandols
Replies: 25
Views: 1264

TNs: Impressive and Delicious 2008 Tempier Bandols

Speciale was not the same as Classique. There is an I'll Drink to That (Levi Dalton) podcast with Daniel Ravier in which about half way in Ravier discusses what the Speciale was and why is was discontinued. I don't recall the details. The podcast is very good, by the way. (I sell Tempier.)
by Martin Steinley
April 17th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Levet Côte Rotie Les Journaries
Replies: 25
Views: 1310

TN: 2015 Domaine Levet Côte Rotie Les Journaries

Robert Alfert, Jr. wrote:Glad I doubled down on the Les Journaries, bought twice as much as I did this year of the La Chav. I really have an affinity for this cuvee.
I thought that you were a Chavaroche, five o'clock shadow guy.
by Martin Steinley
April 16th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've stopped drinking
Replies: 67
Views: 4820

I've stopped drinking

alan weinberg wrote:not sure why this is such a big deal.
How about the backlog in your cellar? neener
by Martin Steinley
April 12th, 2018, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: El Yummo! 2011 Volnay "Fremiets" (D'Angerville)
Replies: 7
Views: 364

El Yummo! 2011 Volnay "Fremiets" (D'Angerville)

That sounds really 2011 and really good, Paul. 2011 Volnays are very enjoyable drinking at age seven. I had the Bitouzet-Prieur Pitures last week and it was much like you describe this D'Angerville. I just ordered some 2011 Voillot Volnays to sample as the prices are beginning to look good versus cu...
by Martin Steinley
April 11th, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Guillaume Gilles Cornas
Replies: 32
Views: 1454

TN: 2015 Guillaume Gilles Cornas

Jayson Cohen wrote:I don’t think of the DC import market as grey even if it turns out it in this case the Wine doesn’t come in through Rosenthal.

My retail price in NY was just under $65 a bottle (plus tax).
Jayson, I wasn't implying anything by "grey market" other than what Ryan described.
by Martin Steinley
April 11th, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Guillaume Gilles Cornas
Replies: 32
Views: 1454

TN: 2015 Guillaume Gilles Cornas

Jonathan, your impression of this wine is much like mine: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=149938&p=2475659&hilit=2015+gilles+cornas#p2475659 It should have a long life and develop nicely to show more detail and nuance, but now it is impressive for its purity and depth. Disc...
by Martin Steinley
April 10th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Guillaume Gilles Cornas
Replies: 32
Views: 1454

TN: 2015 Guillaume Gilles Cornas

Jonathan, your impression of this wine is much like mine: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=149938&p=2475659&hilit=2015+gilles+cornas#p2475659 It should have a long life and develop nicely to show more detail and nuance, but now it is impressive for its purity and depth. Discl...
by Martin Steinley
April 10th, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 4-9-18
Replies: 35
Views: 1934

Impressions 4-9-18

Markus S wrote:
Martin Steinley wrote:...I had the same experience with Chave Hermitage Blanc,..
I'd have had more experiences if it wasn't 300-BUCKS a pop!
I haven't looked to buy a bottle of Chave in about two decades. I believe that the 96s were about $30-$40, lingering on a shelf.
by Martin Steinley
April 9th, 2018, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS
Replies: 1031
Views: 128461

MARC LAZAR OF DOMAINE WINE STORAGE AND CELLAR ADVISORS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS

Robert Alfert, Jr. wrote:you chicken legs.
That's what the "Flat Freddies" call the guys who kick their asses on the hills. neener
by Martin Steinley
April 9th, 2018, 11:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10980
Views: 401464

What bottle of wine did you open today?

PCLIN wrote:2011 Fourrier GC VV - wide open and delicious, the last bottle form a case, every bottle has been wonderful.
Sounds good, Chiu. Last week, I had a 2011 Bitouzet-Prieur Volnay Pitures that fits this description. I believe that, in ten years, the 2011 red Burgundies will be the 2000s of today.
by Martin Steinley
April 9th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 4-9-18
Replies: 35
Views: 1934

Impressions 4-9-18

Jim, it is always a pleasure to come across the next segment of your impressions. I had the same experience with Chave Hermitage Blanc, for me it was the 96. I also enjoy Louis Michel's 2014s as much as you. I had the Montains last week and it is singing'. Also, I recently had the Vaudesir and Greno...
by Martin Steinley
April 5th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.
Replies: 238
Views: 11432

New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.

To be honest I am not usually that secretive about my business. But I do take offense when someone like Martin attacks my motives and integrity by demanding that I put on record what I do so he can judge whether I wrote my posts to further my business interests. He then compounds things by having a...
by Martin Steinley
April 5th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.
Replies: 238
Views: 11432

New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:So far, I see two lies Martin told.
Please tell.
by Martin Steinley
April 5th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.
Replies: 238
Views: 11432

New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.

Martin! You're lying. My reply started nothing like that. You have chosen to put private conversation and offensive language into this thread, so I rather think the onus is on you, not me, to clarify matters. Are you lying deliberately? May I suggest you go back and read what I wrote? To help with ...

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