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by ybarselah
October 9th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list help - Frasca October 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Wine list help - Frasca October 2019

"feminine" and "masculine" wines on the list is very 2019
by ybarselah
October 7th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 20
Views: 2650

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

those list prices include tip, i believe.
by ybarselah
October 1st, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot Clos Saint Denis 1996
Replies: 53
Views: 2945

Re: Jadot Clos Saint Denis 1996

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 9:00 am
Enjoyed the 97 I had at Bern’s, was a bit lighter bodied tho.
was it domaine or negoce? it seems that depending on the vintage there are both?
by ybarselah
October 1st, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot Clos Saint Denis 1996
Replies: 53
Views: 2945

Re: Jadot Clos Saint Denis 1996

i've been re-evaluating my tastes in jadot wines and cracked a 2005 clos st denis last night. decided to decant for a few hours and it made a huge difference; rather dark and monolithic at first, but really got elegant with pristine and pure fruit after more air. the finish eventually got a bit clip...
by ybarselah
September 29th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

2012 jamet is drinking great now as is gonon 2012
by ybarselah
September 24th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

RyanC wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Wow. Envoyer offering '15 Benetiere for $160/btl. I've never paid more than $75 for Cordeloux and I purchased '11 Dolium on release for $150.
local wholesale was around $70 for the 2015 cord, so i don't think that price has been true for a while??
by ybarselah
September 24th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disgorgement and ID codes for Vilmart Rubis NV?
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Disgorgement and ID codes for Vilmart Rubis NV?

curious to know what you find out and yeah, i think reasonable to assume there's only one december 2016 disgorge. ...?
by ybarselah
September 24th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

nathan - yes, my two bottles were pristine as well as the corks. if the implication is that there are 2 or 3 different batches or shipments, that's not something that has been confirmed either. though it seems from this thread that the panzer bottles are from the same shipment as polaner. but again,...
by ybarselah
September 24th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

FWIW, one of the people to whom I gave it blind the following day identified it as Cote Rotie. So to say it has "no Cote Rotie character" depends on the taster. fully correct, Greg! hence my comment about tasting all over the map. i had it twice not blind and didn't feel like it screamed CR, but ag...
by ybarselah
September 24th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

DanielP wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 8:15 am
Yaacov, you are asserting that Benetiere lost his Cote-Rotie designation because his wines sucked/lacked typicity.
if that's your take from what i wrote, then we strongly disagree. to be clear, i am 100% NOT stating that because there is zero evidence that's the case.
by ybarselah
September 24th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4076

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

dunn napa should be on the list and towards the top if we're ranking.

mayacamas??? or is it too expensive.
by ybarselah
September 24th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

re 2015 juge, for me it's a top wine and a superb and very typical juge. the wines to drink young from 2015 are st joseph, not cote-rotie or cornas, for the most part. that said a gripa recently was bananas good. happy to hear about the le greal don't see too many notes here on that wine. i had a 20...
by ybarselah
September 23rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

Jayson Cohen wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 2:49 pm
And we all wanted it to be awesome because it’s Benetiere.
that's the money quote right there. same same same.

given JLL's note mentioned VA, this seems like a ... thing.
by ybarselah
September 23rd, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disgorgement and ID codes for Vilmart Rubis NV?
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Disgorgement and ID codes for Vilmart Rubis NV?

i think you just read it. if you're looking for more, just call a store that stocks it and ask them what the back label reads. alternatively, call or email skurnik and i'm sure someone would get back to you. where i think you may run into an issue is if this isn't the current release, it may have la...
by ybarselah
September 23rd, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

Seems if you want someone to prove a positive that it is sub optimal storage, might have to rely on Polaner to elaborate on their claim. trying to just that. and to be clear, i don't think there's any good evidence that storage is the issue here at all. i've never been to the domaine, but your frie...
by ybarselah
September 23rd, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

A few things. Firstly, I fear that by giving so much attention to elements of the discussion here, that I am in a certain way validating speculation, like some kind of pandora's box of potential issues/conspiracies. Secondly, there is no auxiliary storage area. It is the same space in his cuverie a...
by ybarselah
September 22nd, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2195
Views: 130590

Re: New York City Restaurants

luthun was okay - a handful of really good/great dishes, but 2/3 of the menu is rather average (mostly as a result of being overworked). we had the chef's counter $125 tasting. still byo as they don't have a license yet. i was speaking with the guy that will run the wine program and it seems he wan...
by ybarselah
September 22nd, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2195
Views: 130590

Re: New York City Restaurants

luthun was okay - a handful of really good/great dishes, but 2/3 of the menu is rather average (mostly as a result of being overworked). we had the chef's counter $125 tasting. still byo as they don't have a license yet. i was speaking with the guy that will run the wine program and it seems he want...
by ybarselah
September 19th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...

never really bought these wines, but admire the domaine obviously and have been lucky enough to try a few top wines over the years. this boasting of going back and correcting bottles without acknowledging or doing something for the thousands of loyal customers seems very tone-deaf.
by ybarselah
September 17th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin vs. Decant?
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Coravin vs. Decant?

John Morris wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 10:05 am
ybarselah wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 8:33 am
decant the amount you think you'll drink and leave the rest in the bottle?
That's what I was thinking, too.
i did a blind test a few years ago and recorded the results for this thread:

viewtopic.php?p=1269492#p1269492
by ybarselah
September 17th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin vs. Decant?
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Coravin vs. Decant?

decant the amount you think you'll drink and leave the rest in the bottle?
by ybarselah
September 17th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riedel Bravissimo glassware and balloon decanters at Best Buy right now
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Riedel Bravissimo glassware and balloon decanters at Best Buy right now

$13 for that decanter seems pretty good! 1% cashback as well w/ rakuten
by ybarselah
September 12th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Metayage
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: Metayage

AAgrawal wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Out of curiosity, why does he do this?
you must be asking about the new Tron-inspired labels.....?

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by ybarselah
September 12th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: thoughts on decanting a 1975 Yquem?
Replies: 22
Views: 1170

Re: thoughts on decanting a 1975 Yquem?

birthyear wine for me. only had it once from half bottle. maybe top 10 wines of all time. maybe top 5. i'd decant for at least an hour, likely more. it's still young. you're in for a treat. i wish i would have bought some before it was crazy. likely still worth it at current pricing. it's a legend.
by ybarselah
September 12th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Metayage
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: Metayage

chambolle charmes is indeed ponsot. as for griotte, leclerc and ponsot are clearly on the labels, so easy to tell...more....

viewtopic.php?t=120047
by ybarselah
September 12th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I Went Back to WA.
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Re: I Went Back to WA.

Robert Titelman wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 6:30 pm
I would likely go back to WA if it automatically integrated with CellarTracker
pretty sure eric has been working on this... stay tuned.
by ybarselah
September 11th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Alain Voge Cornas "Les Vieilles Vignes" x 2 $110
Replies: 3
Views: 406

FS: 2010 Alain Voge Cornas "Les Vieilles Vignes" x 2 $110

avail immediately. $110 each local pickup in NYC. email, please.

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by ybarselah
September 9th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 3244

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

fwiw - an explanation from mugnier...

by ybarselah
September 7th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

A few things. Firstly, I fear that by giving so much attention to elements of the discussion here, that I am in a certain way validating speculation, like some kind of pandora's box of potential issues/conspiracies. i think that's correct. but it was easily avoidable. you were attempting to explain...
by ybarselah
September 6th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

In other words, your typical Berserkers thread! Of course, in the case of Premier Cru, all the rumors turned out to be true. I doubt that's the case here. except in the PC thread, the only rumor was it was a ponzi scheme. what's the rumor here? all we have here are two facts... "something is wrong"...
by ybarselah
September 6th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

fu is finally scratching the itch. good post.
by ybarselah
September 6th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1399

Re: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2

sold, pending payment. (subject of course to Andy K's approval)

mike, that's charming. that rule is rarely, if ever, enforced.
by ybarselah
September 6th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1983 dunn napa
Replies: 26
Views: 1451

Re: 1983 dunn napa

Thanks for sharing this sucky news. After AG's review on a vertical Dunn HM several months ago, I was super excited. He must have had a great bottle or really likes pine resin :-| John, now that I think about it, I recall the etched & painted mags are the Napa bottling and not the Howell Mtn. They ...
by ybarselah
September 6th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

Markus S wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:37 pm
A. So wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 1:50 pm
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retreating to meme dogs now? [help.gif]
i've been waiting for it to be safe enough to start benetiere thread memes. i assume we are now here?
by ybarselah
September 6th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1399

Re: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2

c fu wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:27 pm
ybarselah wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 5:59 pm
I actually don’t know if price changes are allowed. But commenting on price is not allowed but apparently is selectively?

Regardless, I don’t recall getting an email from Gregg but I believe he sent it so $300 it is. To him. Can pick up next week.
Yah for Greg!
open to anyone i suppose
by ybarselah
September 5th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

Robert Panzer wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 5:11 pm
'13 Dolium tastes pretty damn good right now.
Unicorn wine! Would love to try one.
by ybarselah
September 5th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1399

Re: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2

I actually don’t know if price changes are allowed. But commenting on price is not allowed but apparently is selectively?

Regardless, I don’t recall getting an email from Gregg but I believe he sent it so $300 it is. To him. Can pick up next week.
by ybarselah
September 5th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1399

Re: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2

I don't want to waste the effort of posting a bunch of "not sure if serious" Futurama or Joker memes, so will just ask - are you joking or are you serious? dead serious. seems there are a few vintages wiped out potentially and these will be worth 2x this in a year. the only other w-s hit is at $295...
by ybarselah
September 5th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

Hillebrand picked up my load and Polaner's load at the same time, in a reefer truck. My load was sent across the Atlantic in a reefer container. I have to imagine that Polaner does nothing but reefer, but am not certain. It is the case that one needs to request the type of truck one wants to pay fo...
by ybarselah
September 5th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1399

Re: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2

given the coming rarity of this producer's wines, i'm increasing the price back to $375. i can ship, but risk is yours. prefer pickup though. or domaine transfer.
by ybarselah
September 5th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

jleedionne wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 11:35 am
With the delays, I am sure that he ran out of room in the cellar to hold all of the bottles, and there were wines stored at grade at room temperature.
Seems like a big deal - are you speculating or do you know this for a fact?
by ybarselah
September 5th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

Then I have to ask, given that you refer to "what i've heard from those at polaner - and others", what did you hear from those at polaner and others? given the fact that the explanations keep being updated/changing, combined with the fact that i haven't been able to personally verify some of these ...
by ybarselah
September 5th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

Then I have to ask, given that you refer to "what i've heard from those at polaner - and others", what did you hear from those at polaner and others? given the fact that the explanations keep being updated/changing, combined with the fact that i haven't been able to personally verify some of these ...
by ybarselah
September 5th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 15929

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

c fu wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:58 am
Travis Fantz wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Is the west coast importer The Source Imports? I know they bring it in or is it another lot of the same importer?
Yah Source.
are they in yet? curious if same lot number or whatever else?
by ybarselah
September 5th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1983 dunn napa
Replies: 26
Views: 1451

Re: 1983 dunn napa

i wonder if the 1985 napa is similarly affected - i got a few of those with this same lot...
by ybarselah
September 4th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1399

Re: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2

Someone pls give these a warm and loving home.

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