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by Robert Dentice
July 6th, 2020, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Keller "Piesport" - first Dry Mosel Riesling by KP Keller
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: TN: 2018 Keller "Piesport" - first Dry Mosel Riesling by KP Keller

Yes I am very curious. Thank you for the note. What is the story behind this wine?

I did open one of my Schubertslay GG's and was completely blown away by how good it is.
by Robert Dentice
July 5th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 20
Views: 876

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

I readily admit 2001 in Germany is a great vintage. However over the past past 10-15 years I have been disappointed so many times. Every vertical tasting where the 01s unperformed it is always said they just need time. This has happened at least 50x.
by Robert Dentice
July 5th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #rieslingstudy - July 4th 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: #rieslingstudy - July 4th 2020

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.
by Robert Dentice
July 5th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #rieslingstudy - July 4th 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 194

#rieslingstudy - July 4th 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCQsp-dDGFv/ 1.) 2009 Breuer Berg Schlossberg - white pineapple, reminded me of a top Austrian Grüner. White pepper, spice, honey, mineral, bitter - a beguiling wine that is a real shapeshifter ——————— 2.) 2013 Keller Hubacker - A favorite vintage for me of Hubacker - var...
by Robert Dentice
July 4th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Watermill / Hamptons
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Watermill / Hamptons

I hate the Hamptons! We are in agreement on that! Meri and I were thinking of you last evening as we sat at Muru Winebar in Helsinki thoroughly enjoying 2012 Keller Hipping served by the glass. Followed by a bottle of 2017 Ramonet Morgeot. That was preceded by some Tschida himmel auf erden rose and...
by Robert Dentice
July 3rd, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Watermill / Hamptons
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Watermill / Hamptons

We ended up doing lunch at Le Bilboquet in Sag Harbor. I have to say it over delivered. We had Moules Frites and the Salmon Burger, both perfect for a light lunch. It takes skill to have such a large wine list of French wines that I have either never heard of or never tried. I skipped wine. My wife ...
by Robert Dentice
July 2nd, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Watermill / Hamptons
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Watermill / Hamptons

I hate the Hamptons! Due to a suddenly cancelled trip due to NYC closing off their borders I will be spending the 4th in Watermill.

Any great restaurant suggestions? Casual is fine.
by Robert Dentice
July 1st, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Cameron Massale Clos Electrique
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: WTB - Cameron Massale Clos Electrique

James Lyon wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Are you looking for the 2015 or 2014 Cameron Massale? I have 3 bottles of the 2015 Massale, but I'm not looking to move them.

James
Hi James - Either 14 or 15.
by Robert Dentice
June 30th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Higher ABV wines in cooler years?
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Higher ABV wines in cooler years?

At about 50:55 into the IDTT episode at the link below, Rod Berglund starts to discuss his experience of how some of his highest ABV levels have come in cooler years, because (oversimplifying - please listen to him at the link) they pick earlier in warmer years and let the grapes hang longer in coo...
by Robert Dentice
June 29th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152271

Re: New York City Restaurants

Fantastic meal at The Four Horsemen:

by Robert Dentice
June 29th, 2020, 3:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Germany - Initial Observations
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: 2019 Germany - Initial Observations

The Kabinett Trockens from Hofgut Falkenstein (Niedermenniger Sonnenberg AP 9 and Niedermenniger Herrenberg AP 1, AP 19) and Weiser-Künstler (Trabener Gaispfad) are just amazing wines. Irresistible after a lot of air. Love the Weiser-Künstler Trabener Gaispfad Kabinett Trocken. Excited to to the Fa...
by Robert Dentice
June 28th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Germany - Initial Observations
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: 2019 Germany - Initial Observations

Russell Faulkner wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 9:36 am
I’ve already opened about 40 bottles so far. Mostly Kabinett from Haart, Bollig, Schaefer, Keller, MF Richter, Falkenstein, Quint. I’m a fan.
Thanks.

Any specific observations on Julian Haart and Falkenstein?
by Robert Dentice
June 28th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Germany - Initial Observations
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: 2019 Germany - Initial Observations

Johannes Selbach was very positive about 2019 on a Zoom call a few weeks ago. He said that he thought the balance was excellent, and that it was not a year where the acid stick out. That’s a positive for me, though I know some folks like the acidity be obvious. That would be very consistent with wh...
by Robert Dentice
June 28th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Germany - Initial Observations
Replies: 8
Views: 700

2019 Germany - Initial Observations

For starters I am hearing yields were down and quantities coming to the U.S. are going to be extremely low. And despite all of this nonsense I keep hearing about how difficult it is to sell Riesling many of my favorite producers are going to sell out VERY quickly. I was fortunate to taste a number o...
by Robert Dentice
June 27th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project
Replies: 41
Views: 2284

Re: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project

MiranK wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 5:41 am

Thanks Alan! And Jozef, I'll stay all over the place since I will be constantly moving from region to region.
I just assumed you slept in Schubertslay?
by Robert Dentice
June 26th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?
Replies: 32
Views: 1715

Re: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?

The short answer for wines like Prum the cost and hassle to import directly is not worth it in comparison to just buying from a retailer in the U.S.
by Robert Dentice
June 26th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5755

Re: Keller Silliness

Since first seeing this thread, I have started to write a lengthy informed post on the history of Keller's price escalation several times. Honestly I just don't have the energy. I am drinking a 2019 Ulli Stein Blauschiefer that is life affirming. I am guessing with the tariff it is under $25. My re...
by Robert Dentice
June 26th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5755

Re: Keller Silliness

I didn't realize Abts and Morstein were going for 400-500 at auction these days. Yikes! I was more impressed by the seeming willingness of the buyer to counter every bid within a second. At the rudi wiest auction one bidder basically bought the entire collection. Couldn’t beat him for a lot. Some o...
by Robert Dentice
June 26th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5755

Re: Keller Silliness

Howard Cooper wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Keller G Max seems to be selling for $2000 or more. https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/keller+g+max/1/usa Any buyers?
This is nothing new. Every single one of those exact bottles for sale have been for several months if not years.
by Robert Dentice
June 26th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5755

Re: Keller Silliness

Ethan Abraham wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Ok fess up, who the heck was 805 at the hdh auction? Won every single Keller lot. If you thought prices were getting silly....
I was afraid to look. Based on a quick glance those prices are not too bad given what I have seen recently.
by Robert Dentice
June 25th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 62
Views: 4599

Re: Beta Wine Release?

KyleC wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 10:34 am
I'm torn on whether or not to take my allocation. I had a 2012 Failla Chuy recently that I adored, but I have no experience with Beta wines yet and Aubert's release is coming up soon.
Ketan worked with Ehren so my guess is that you will like these and its probably a different style than Aubert.
by Robert Dentice
June 25th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 62
Views: 4599

Re: Beta Wine Release?

If you know Ketan he is extremely hard on his wines and one of the reasons he obsesses over when to release then. I have not tasted this yet but I do know he is high on it and I know the vineyard well. I went in for mags and 750s. Going to be hanging with him on the 4th so I hope to try this!
by Robert Dentice
June 25th, 2020, 3:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3912

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Other than the virtually unobtainable (e.g, DRC RC) RC is very obtainable. Just have to write the check. Virtually unobtainable would be a 1971 Prum WS Trockenbeerenauslese. And would cost much less if you could obtain it. I usually bring one every year to Rieslingfeier so if it ever happens again ...
by Robert Dentice
June 23rd, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152271

Re: New York City Restaurants

mark rudner wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 8:53 am
sounds like a great menu robert. just wondering how you sit outside in the sun when you always wear black ;)

thanks for posting. hopefully soon it will go back to "normal"

cheers
It was hot! We were ok for the first 20-30 minutes but ultimately had to move under some shade.
by Robert Dentice
June 23rd, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RieslingKenner - announcing our new social and charitable organization
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: RieslingKenner - announcing our new social and charitable organization

Looks like a great lineup! Curious how the Knoll showed in the lineup?
by Robert Dentice
June 23rd, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project
Replies: 41
Views: 2284

Re: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project

Bill, My friends David and Jean are absolutely fabulous and an incredible source of information for the area they cover. Highly recommended. So looks like I'm getting some requests of winemakers to visit - many seem to be asking about Egon Müller - I have sent them an inquiry, so lets hope for the ...
by Robert Dentice
June 23rd, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152271

Re: New York City Restaurants

Its been a long time! Lunch on the street in front of Gem. First time I have ever had a Brandade sandwich. It is some form of Salted Cod. It was excellent. And so wonderful to see Chef Flynn and to be somewhat eating at a restaurant albeit on their front sidewalk. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBvLUQw...
by Robert Dentice
June 21st, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5313

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

For those in the industry, is the accreditation generally required for better jobs and does it generally result higher compensation? A Yes it is huge! I was giving a somm who worked at a Michelin starred restaurant some good natured ribbing about it being a waste of time and I said why are you both...
by Robert Dentice
June 21st, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5313

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

For those in the industry, is the accreditation generally required for better jobs and does it generally result higher compensation? A Yes it is huge! I was giving a somm who worked at a Michelin starred restaurant some good natured ribbing about it being a waste of time and I said why are you both...
by Robert Dentice
June 21st, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give Riesling A Chance
Replies: 27
Views: 1209

Re: Give Riesling A Chance

So what’s the problem with Riesling...does it need to hire a publicist? I think it's the fact that it's impossible to know what you're buying as a consumer. For one of the most classified varieties in the world, they are useless classifications for the average consumer. It's aimed at the terminally...
by Robert Dentice
June 20th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give Riesling A Chance
Replies: 27
Views: 1209

Re: Give Riesling A Chance

And he does not sell wine. Considering how many people came into the store where I worked in Massachusetts, not even one of the top stores, asking for wines from his articles, I am confident that this is not true. I am glad to hear that. I have heard from multiple sources (winemakers, wine stores i...
by Robert Dentice
June 19th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give Riesling A Chance
Replies: 27
Views: 1209

Re: Give Riesling A Chance

Horrible article. And he does not sell wine.

One of the biggest wine stores in NYC told me they get more requests when a wine is mentioned on daily candy that in the NY Times.
by Robert Dentice
June 19th, 2020, 3:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 28
Views: 2975

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

I love this thread!! Mountaintop cabins, Indian burial ground, 11 years to first wine and 7 foot turkeys!! My goodness, who cares what is in the bottle... I am IN!! And don't forget the Greatest Living Hip Hop Producer alive! Ketan's first white drops on June 25th! A one and done special wine from ...
by Robert Dentice
June 18th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2171

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

I have so little now that I can't give a breakdown. I still love German wines, but the staples of my early wine days simply no longer exist. I've asked before, but will ask again. Let me pick an exemplar of what I used to love: a Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Riesling Kabinett. ~7% alcohol ~1% residual sugar ~0...
by Robert Dentice
June 18th, 2020, 3:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Etienne Sauzet Montrachet
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: Etienne Sauzet Montrachet

You are very lucky Sauzet killed it in 14 and 17, both great vintages. Depending on how many bottles you have both could be checked in on now. I has a 15 Sauzet Montrachet over the past weekend and it did not have the acid and precision of 14 and 17.
by Robert Dentice
June 14th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5755

Re: Keller Silliness

Since first seeing this thread, I have started to write a lengthy informed post on the history of Keller's price escalation several times. Honestly I just don't have the energy. I am drinking a 2019 Ulli Stein Blauschiefer that is life affirming. I am guessing with the tariff it is under $25. My re...
by Robert Dentice
June 14th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5755

Re: Keller Silliness

Since first seeing this thread, I have started to write a lengthy informed post on the history of Keller's price escalation several times. Honestly I just don't have the energy. I am drinking a 2019 Ulli Stein Blauschiefer that is life affirming. I am guessing with the tariff it is under $25. My re...
by Robert Dentice
June 14th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5755

Re: Keller Silliness

Since first seeing this thread, I have started to write a lengthy informed post on the history of Keller's price escalation several times. Honestly I just don't have the energy. I am drinking a 2019 Ulli Stein Blauschiefer that is life affirming. I am guessing with the tariff it is under $25. My rec...
by Robert Dentice
June 9th, 2020, 2:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New cool book on Champagne
Replies: 45
Views: 2029

Re: New cool book on Champagne

Thanks. Order in.
by Robert Dentice
June 3rd, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)

As for track record, dry Riesling has a centuries long tradition. I think it's at least fair to say wines like the GGs we know today, in terms of quality and style, have been produced since the late '80s/early '90s by producers like Burklin-Wolf and Georg Breuer. I don't know of any before that tim...
by Robert Dentice
June 1st, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152271

Re: New York City Restaurants

Since I can't post restaurant visits on this thread I thought I would mention that I was finally able to try Llama San as they are now doing take out. Llama San is focused on Nikkei cuisine. Easily one of the best delivery experiences since COVID started. We were craving something different than our...
by Robert Dentice
May 27th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 69
Views: 2885

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Count me as an acid freak as that is what I love so much about Germany. I am hearing from winemakers that it is a vintage I will love and they know how much I value acid. Only one data point so far, Laurer Barrel X, all I can say is that it was intense and had everything you could imagine in an entr...
by Robert Dentice
May 19th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3834

Re: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?

I think CA offers value all over the place if you look at producer. But my first thought was Chard How many premoxed top quality CA Chards have you had? None. How many have you paid more then $125 for on release? None or almost none. This was my first thought. I also feel like Chardonnay is perfect...
by Robert Dentice
May 16th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outstanding Rosé of Gamay - Bow and Arrow
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Outstanding Rosé of Gamay - Bow and Arrow

I have lots of friends who are winemakers and sadly I no longer buy as much wine as I used to from them because I simply have too much wine and also drink mostly German wine augmented with white burgundy and champagne. Well...during covid times I have been ordering a lot wine from them and it has be...
by Robert Dentice
May 15th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions
Replies: 32
Views: 1708

Re: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions

A terrific bottle, year in and year out. Pricing remains attractive -- though it does keep climbing... Martin, some say this is GG material. What say you? What I love is that it doesn't require GG cellar slumber. I have been buying since the very fist vintage and buy all of the GG's every year. I w...
by Robert Dentice
May 15th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions
Replies: 32
Views: 1708

Re: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions

Still a value but unfortunately double in the U.S.!

How would you compare it to 2018?
by Robert Dentice
May 14th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152271

Re: New York City Restaurants

Victor Hong wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 9:47 am
Union Square Hospitality Group dining rooms will not re-open until a widely implemented vaccine.
Well that is not happening for 12-18 months so we will see if they hold to this.
by Robert Dentice
May 14th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152271

Re: New York City Restaurants

Sad day for NYC dining. Ssäm moving to the Seaport is just horrible. It is by far one of the most important restaurants in the last 25 years. The 3 star Frank Bruni NY Times review was a seminal moment in U.S. dining. I sat next to him on at least one of his dinners prior to the review. I think Ssä...
by Robert Dentice
May 14th, 2020, 4:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152271

Re: New York City Restaurants

And another blow to my beloved neighborhood - Jewel Bako closing. I can't tell you how many great nights I have had here!

https://evgrieve.com/2020/05/jewel-bako ... osing.html

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