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by Marc_Hanes
May 25th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXI
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXI

I'm sorry if my post wasn't straightforward, but your note said the bottle was made of Pinot Noir. Did I miss something with the quite recent Jamet split/expansion ? Hey Ramon, the bottle was indeed Pinot Noir. Found it confusing but the label did not lie. I can probably find the bottle and take a ...
by Marc_Hanes
May 25th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXI
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXI

Always one of my favorite interweb wine posters, Mark. Your notes are always personal and well-written. I find that even some of the "daily drinkers" like -the Carema really reward 5 years in the cellar...especially Nebbiolo-based ones. Always appreciate the kudos, Mssr. Manning. I still remember m...
by Marc_Hanes
May 25th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXI
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXI

I had all of the Crasto 2017s and was not particularly impressed by any of them, although the Syrah was pleasant. Vítor Claro's white Dominó is terrific, made from old vines. I haven't had the red Dominó, but he has a really yummy, Beaujolais-style red called Samarra, from the near extinct Santaren...
by Marc_Hanes
May 25th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXI
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXI

Thanks for the Produttori and Carema notes. Happy to be of use to someone. In my very limited experience the Prod. di Carema Riserva is worth the upgrade. Need to try whatever is the latest. I used to lay down the Prod. di Barbaresco when it was a profound bargain, just starting to dig into them, a...
by Marc_Hanes
May 25th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXI
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXI

Marc, I could be wrong and unaware of developments in the Jamet family, but do you think that they're possibly overdoing it with the wrong varietal? Can't say I have tasted any Jean-Paul (and kids) since the split. But two experiences with Jean-Luc, not good. Thankfully, did not part with personal ...
by Marc_Hanes
May 25th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXI
Replies: 12
Views: 354

A Few Recent Tastes XXI

2017 Unico Zelo Clare Valley Truffle Hound Red Blend. Red magenta to violet in color, consistent throughout, deeply hued as well as transparent. The nose is exceedingly volatile at first and it only calms down moderately with over an hour’s air time, candied cherries and black currants lifted by men...
by Marc_Hanes
May 13th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XX
Replies: 4
Views: 459

A Few Recent Tastes XX

2018 Markus Altenburger Blaufränkisch Burgenland vom Kalk. Shiny violet to red-ruby color, transparent in spite of the saturation. More angular force in the nostrils than expected, tend to find the wine blunter in profile, meadow scrub, clean earth and leather, sour red currant to blackberry scents,...
by Marc_Hanes
May 1st, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8682
Views: 1273996

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Perhaps what has folks debating is the concept of "moral hazard." Decoupling (a) the act of fraud from (b) the analysis of harm (including therein the defining of harm) is tough for many to swallow. However, there are many academic approaches to the topic (particularly those of some economists) who ...
by Marc_Hanes
April 28th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for Donnhoff Historians
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Question for Donnhoff Historians

Paging Gabe. I am trying to determine with Donnhoff for their Felsenberg bottlings (in particular the Spatlese) was there any vintage during which the "regular" Felsenberg was produced as well as the "Felsenturmchen" bottling? Using what I have on hand and the internet I am unable to find a vintage ...
by Marc_Hanes
April 26th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XIX
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XIX

Hey Ramon, Hope all is well and the drinking is better. Hope we cross paths again some time. Agreed, the Closel owners are top notch people and I root for them with all I gots. Had high hopes going in when I laid a bunch down from say 1999-2002 vintages but it has been an unfavorable crap shoot. Any...
by Marc_Hanes
April 26th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XIX
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XIX

Curious when the last time you had the 2017 X Block Syrah is? also curious for the Judge vineyard if "liked it better as it got closer to room temp" is because you DIDNT like it cold, or liked it, but liked it more as it warmed up? Hello Matt, I don't usually buy deeply on any given bottling, finan...
by Marc_Hanes
April 26th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XIX
Replies: 5
Views: 373

A Few Recent Tastes XIX

Been trying to consume more white wine, the downstairs fridge needs room for bulk food purchases. Unfortunately my wife has little use for white wine beyond a crisp Sauvignon Blanc now and then. She'll drink under duress (i.e., nothing else open). When she's out (which is never now) I drink white, u...
by Marc_Hanes
April 12th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XVIII
Replies: 2
Views: 279

A Few Recent Tastes XVIII

2002 Grosset Riesling Clare Valley Polish Hill. Deepened gold hue which is not close to amber, if anything closer to a green glint, pools deeply into the glass. Powerful petrol element to the nose, sauna stone smoke, like a slug to the nose, tends to mask the tropical pineapple, papaya scents but, h...
by Marc_Hanes
April 11th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Merrick Dowson - Adventures in Wine
Replies: 13
Views: 1703

Re: RIP Merrick Dowson - Adventures in Wine

Dealt with Merrick numerous times regarding wine logistics projects and always levelheaded and easy to deal with. Sad news.
by Marc_Hanes
April 6th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XVII
Replies: 0
Views: 220

A Few Recent Tastes XVII

2013 Harrington Trousseau La Cienega Valley Siletto Vineyard. Perfectly clear, sort of washed out crimson but really just due to clarity, consistent to red clay hued rims. Gargantuan amount of white pepper in the nose, the grassiness seems almost liquefied, candied strawberry, raspberry scents, tart...
by Marc_Hanes
April 4th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Barou St. Joseph Un Autre Monde
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Barou St. Joseph Un Autre Monde

Howdy Jay, always found this producer to be a very good value regardless of bottling. First experienced at CSW but more widely found these days, not that I find it (but not looking for much these days). Barou flies mostly under the radar, maybe it's because the prices are so fair no one thinks they ...
by Marc_Hanes
March 31st, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XVI
Replies: 4
Views: 421

A Few Recent Tastes XVI

2018 Tement Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark. Fully transparent yellow-green straw color, close to hueless. Crisp but not taut nose of leafy green matter, pulverized minerals, lemon, with a soft underbelly of melon, apricot, cherry fruit, once in awhile a whiff of crème fraîche. Medium-bodied, firm wit...
by Marc_Hanes
March 27th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XV
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Hmmmm...

Hmmmm, Marc....I wonder how the Montclair was able to use LyttonSprings on their label?? I believe the Ridge has trademarked the LS name. I doubt that Ridge was selling any of their LS grapes. Any idea what's going on here?? Tom Tom, I can send you photos of a label on another one of their bottles ...
by Marc_Hanes
March 23rd, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XV
Replies: 4
Views: 489

A Few Recent Tastes XV

2013 Halcón Petite Sirah Yorkville Highlands Theopolis Vineyards Tierra. Immaculate, richly glowing purple color, thin crimson red rims, hums in the glass. Thankfully not getting any reductive notes in the nose, pure plum and black currant fruit dappled in floral perfume, sidebar of white grapefruit...
by Marc_Hanes
March 11th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XIV
Replies: 0
Views: 269

A Few Recent Tastes XIV

2018 Bedrock Syrah Hudson Vineyard South T’n’S Blocks. While dark there’s a brightness to the purple core which has nothing to do with saturation, the crimson red rims broad and liable to broaden further yet. Violets, blueberry to mulberry fruit and sagebrush frame the nose, strong and cleansing lif...
by Marc_Hanes
February 29th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XIII
Replies: 0
Views: 272

A Few Recent Tastes XIII

2005 Yarra Yering Shiraz Underhill Yarra Valley. The purple core segueing to black, while the rims are a reddish orange, the hue is strong and lively. The eucalyptus lift to the nose yet allows for an underlying earthiness to accrue, incense smoke, densely ripe black cherry, black currant fruit with...
by Marc_Hanes
February 26th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 71
Views: 3329

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

I don't recall seeing this thread before but was intrigued by PURE. Found this online, looks like they were recently acquired by Tokio Marine. https://www.pureinsurance.com/newsroom/tokio-marine-pure-acquisition-fact-sheet-what-does-this-mean-for-the-pure-membership No clue what this means beyond th...
by Marc_Hanes
February 17th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XII
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XII

Also noted that the Baudry TN seems to be more enthusiastic than the 2012 Rougeard. Hi Ramon, hope you are well, long time no see. You are correct. When you didn't pay for the wine, one tries to be polite. But, to my taste, the Clos Rougeard finished in third place by a decent margin. Perhaps unfai...
by Marc_Hanes
February 16th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XII
Replies: 8
Views: 779

A Few Recent Tastes XII

1992 Peter Lauer Riesling MSR Sekt Nature Réserve 92 AP #14. Offers a light fizz upon the pour, quick to disappear. Lightly bronzed gold, youthful enough, good clarity. Honeyed, smoky nose with lanolin, lemondrop notes, heavy enough to hover more than lift, fills out the white spaces with green appl...
by Marc_Hanes
February 15th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NJ/NY - Gauging Interest, Big Lagier-Meredith Vertical
Replies: 8
Views: 842

NJ/NY - Gauging Interest, Big Lagier-Meredith Vertical

I have at least one bottle of every vintage of Lagier-Meredith Syrah from 1998 (first vintage) to 2016. Wondering if there would be any interest in a get together to do a mega vertical? Likely a Saturday afternoon or such. Happy to provide the wine, would have to find a suitable venue (restaurant or...
by Marc_Hanes
February 15th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine night in Charlotte
Replies: 25
Views: 1837

Re: A wine night in Charlotte

Kevin- I too store at Cork Vault and hate I haven’t been able to join a bottle share yet. I’m excited to join my first one. Hope all is well down in Charlotte Jared! When I lived there from 2008-2012 craft beer was king and not ready to relinquish that role. First job was at Reid's in their wine de...
by Marc_Hanes
February 11th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XI
Replies: 1
Views: 329

A Few Recent Tastes XI

2013 Arnot-Roberts Syrah Que Syrah Vineyard. Hazy crimson red with some darkening at the core, doesn’t appear all that maturing. Scorched aspect to the nose, leather, campfire smoke, bell pepper, beef gristle, moments of band-aid, coiled black currant to cherry scents almost an afterthought. Medium ...
by Marc_Hanes
February 6th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3091

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

Not only does Vincent make excellent wines, but he's one of the nicest guys around if that matters to you. Whoa, MARSHALL MANNING SIGHTING . Knock me over with a feather. I just bought a mixed case of Vincent last night. Heavy on the Gamay. Agree, Vincent is a great guy, has been around the boards ...
by Marc_Hanes
January 25th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes X
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: A Few Recent Tastes X

Let’s consider a Labaille vertical. Hah, well based on the November showing I thought I should clean out the cellar of any Thomas-Labaille while there was a chance they'd show well. That said, I still have a 2001 Buster. Was never a huge collector of Sancerre to age. Happy to "buster" it open next ...
by Marc_Hanes
January 25th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes X
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: A Few Recent Tastes X

I cant really tell of you enjoyed the Railsback Red, but I'm a big fan of that wine. Hello Rich, I did like it but can't say I loved it. The sweetness got to me after a bit. This bottle has some moderate age on it and I am not familiar with the bottling right out of the gate. No flaws of note, just...
by Marc_Hanes
January 25th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes X
Replies: 5
Views: 450

A Few Recent Tastes X

2015 Porter Creek Carignane Mendocino Old Vine. Gauzy purple core, not quite opaque, red rust rims keep it deep to the edge. Earthy nose, matted straw and field stone, more hard than dusty, notes of old potpourri, angular cranberry, blueberry, red cherry fruit, good lift as well as staying power. Me...
by Marc_Hanes
January 12th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes IX
Replies: 0
Views: 264

A Few Recent Tastes IX

2019 Lorena & Damien Laurent Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Maipo Valley. Glowing ruby-violet, bright presence. Violets and rose petals pretty up the nose unexpectedly at first, then fresh leather, hint of ginger, thick black fruits, tends to turn duller the more you sniff. Medium-bodied, tannic enough ...
by Marc_Hanes
January 9th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Buncha Harrington Wines...(very long/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: TN: Buncha Harrington Wines...(very long/boring)

Harrington Chard LiebelerVnyd/SantaCruzMtns (13.1%) 2018 : Med.gold color; strong spicy/melony/ lemony/Chard/nutmeg/bit floral some pencilly/oak quite attractive nose; fairly tart rich/lush ripe/melony/Chard/lemony/spicy/bit nutmeg light earthy some pencilly/oak very balanced flavor; very long ripe...
by Marc_Hanes
January 6th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes VIII
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: A Few Recent Tastes VIII

You know you can always ask the berserker winemaker before buying. Not sure buying a 16+% ABV wine and NOT expecting 90's Martinelli makes sense. If you are a fan of Selby Bobcat, Turley Juvenile or Green and Red Chiles, or Martinelli G&L, this would be more your style. FWIW it was one of the best ...
by Marc_Hanes
January 2nd, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes VIII
Replies: 8
Views: 912

A Few Recent Tastes VIII

Stuff of late... 2009 Quivira Syrah Wine Creek Ranch Dry Creek Valley. Somewhat dulled purple core surrounded by wide rust red to crimson rims. The nose takes awhile to open, rawhide, burnt bacon, earth with a rubbery note, sour red fruits of no particular nature. Medium-bodied, acidic and puckering...
by Marc_Hanes
December 22nd, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes VII
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: A Few Recent Tastes VII

Jim Stewart wrote:
December 21st, 2019, 9:08 am
Beautiful notes! I enjoyed reading them (I even re-read some).
Thank you Jim, appreciate it. Over the years I have learned a lot from reading the notes of others and hope to return the favor as I can. Of course, anything expressed is just one person's opinion and nothing presented as "fact."
by Marc_Hanes
December 21st, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes VII
Replies: 3
Views: 475

A Few Recent Tastes VII

2015 Linden Avenius Vineyard Red Blend (Fauquier County, no AVA noted). Purple core just reaches opacity, helped by a bit of gauziness, brick red rims. Some coffee grind and dark chocolate to the nose, herbaceous snap, the cranberry, cherry, boysenberry scents angular if not rough, dry presence like...
by Marc_Hanes
December 8th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes VI
Replies: 0
Views: 360

A Few Recent Tastes VI

2017 Linden Riesling Hardscrabble Estate Vineyard (Fauquier County, no AVA noted). Highly reflective and transparent, straw white to yellow in hue. Great smokiness to the nose, granite and mineral shards, almost earthy, lilacs and a touch of orange peel, the apricot, apple, pear scents tactfully by ...
by Marc_Hanes
November 29th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes V
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: A Few Recent Tastes V

Markus S wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 7:08 am
Marc_Hanes wrote:2017 Le Piane Piedmont Maggiorina.
This would be an excellent by-the-glass selection in many restaurants.
I took a bottle to Thanksgiving with family as I thought it would be easily quaffable. Agree that it would be a solid BTG offering.
by Marc_Hanes
November 29th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes V
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: A Few Recent Tastes V

Marc - did you miss the Meulenhof and the Clos Vougeot? I did miss the Clos Vougeot but that's okay. With a half bottle better that fewer people get more meaningful pours. There was plenty to go around that day. I bought some of that Rogue River Blue, had some tonight. Expensive but arguably worth ...
by Marc_Hanes
November 29th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes V
Replies: 8
Views: 645

A Few Recent Tastes V

2007 Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Occidental Station Vineyard Cuvée Catherine. Lushly opaque purple core, heavyset brick rims. Caramel laden nose, highly floral, plum puree and prune, blueberry syrup, cinnamon powder, extremely perfumed in a musky way with staying power. Full-bodied, not a great ...
by Marc_Hanes
November 24th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes IV
Replies: 1
Views: 597

A Few Recent Tastes IV

1999 Clavel Coteaux du Languedoc La Copa Santa. Core remains more purple than black, rust red rims inflected by yellow, orange, no lack of sediment on the shoulder. Little bit of old man sweater funk to the nose but otherwise good amount of plum/prune and cherry fruit left, leather, savory garden he...
by Marc_Hanes
November 13th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes III
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: A Few Recent Tastes III

Hey Marc it's been many years. Hey Greg, yes indeed, many years since those great Spanish wine tastings at Cervantes. I've been in the biz in varying places and jobs, was down in Charlotte for a few years and in New Jersey since 2012. Living the suburban life, rarely make it into the city, too much...
by Marc_Hanes
November 12th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes III
Replies: 3
Views: 574

A Few Recent Tastes III

Cleaning out the desk area, a couple of pieces of scribbled notes. Otherwise, recent tastes from past week or so. Lots of Harrington wines. Notes always seem to be lagging behind the actual drinking. That's life. 1998 Château Smith Haut-Lafitte Rouge Pessac-Léognan. Fair amount of purple left in the...
by Marc_Hanes
November 6th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Few Recent Tastes II
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: TN: A Few Recent Tastes II

I've heard that mission generally doesn't age, so I'm not surprised by your comment about the Sandlands. Hello Markus, the note above was for a Refosco wine, not Mission. I *think* some Mission can age a few years but do not have any experience. I have a 2017 Harrington Mission that I will probably...
by Marc_Hanes
November 5th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Few Recent Tastes II
Replies: 5
Views: 665

TN: A Few Recent Tastes II

A few wines over the past couple of weeks. Also, found a stack of handwritten tasting notes so including these here too (none older than a few months). 2005 Château de Coulaine Chinon Le Clos de Turpenay. Opaque purple core, broad dried blood red rims, plenty of visual vigor. Just a trace of bell pe...
by Marc_Hanes
October 23rd, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Few Recent Tastes I
Replies: 3
Views: 584

TN: A Few Recent Tastes I

Trying to give up on exhaustively detailed tasting notes. After 20+ years of such, time to rest on accumulated knowledge [sic] and just enjoy. Here's a few I tasted through October so far. 2002 Méo-Camuzet Marsannay. Youthful appearance. Spicy nose, smoky, red fruit, more thick than precise. Tannin ...
by Marc_Hanes
May 3rd, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 NoneSuch Mourvèdre
Replies: 1
Views: 232

TN: 2017 NoneSuch Mourvèdre

2017 NoneSuch Mourvèdre San Benito County, CA Lime Kiln Valley Enz Vineyard 12.6% Light filminess throughout, glowing violet core with full cranberry red rims, appears more saturated from a distance. Taut nose of limestone and dusty earth, the raspberry to strawberry scents rocket through the nose, ...
by Marc_Hanes
April 8th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Atlanta - Off-Site Wine Storage Options
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Atlanta - Off-Site Wine Storage Options

Only two places I know of, have worked with both for logistics with positive results:

https://www.buckheadwinecellars.com/

https://www.vinevault.com/

Can't speak to any pricing or service offering differences.
by Marc_Hanes
March 30th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: TN: 1989 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières

Had the 2002 version of this tonight and after tracking it through the evening it is likely my #1 so far for 2019. Complete bottle of wine.

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