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by David Glasser
October 16th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel

I would have loved to try the '88 Cos.
by David Glasser
October 16th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 61
Views: 778

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

I’d go with one of the Alsatian Pinot Gris Howard suggested. Or knuckle under to the Santa Margherita on the assumption that those who request Pinot Grigio will be happy with it. Better yet, lay in some of each and give them a choice and a chance to expand their horizons.
by David Glasser
October 16th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 256
Views: 11046

Re: Ravenswood library offe

Is the sediment bitter and fine, where a coffee filter alone is insufficient to handle sediment? I'm not sure as I’ve infrequently drunk old Zins and don’t recall getting a mouthful of sediment, but would guess a coffee filter would work. No doubt there are others here with more experience. I know ...
by David Glasser
October 16th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An evening of Successes: Carillon Puligny Combettes, Bonneau Celestins 2004 and a shocking good old Cabernet
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: An evening of Successes: Carillon Puligny Combettes, Bonneau Celestins 2004 and a shocking good old Cabernet

I’ve had a few outstanding 1978 Napa Cabs that really aged beautifully. The William Hill Kris mentions comes to mind, and a Pine Ridge bottling. Fun to hear that the 1978 Stelzner stole the show.

Was the Carillon Louis or Francois?
by David Glasser
October 16th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 256
Views: 11046

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I was on a plane, obsessively hitting refresh on my browser starting at 8:59 Pacific. I figured these would go in a flash. They did, even though allocations for some wines were limited to 2 bottles. Joel did say in one of his notes that quantities ranged from a few bottles to a few cases. Several bo...
by David Glasser
October 12th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which SQNs are drinking well right now
Replies: 43
Views: 2943

Re: which SQNs are drinking well right now

2013 Male two nights ago - will benefit from a few years.
by David Glasser
October 9th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine

Just wait, Robert. In another 10-15 years P3 will be your lot every night you drink before retiring.
by David Glasser
October 9th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19390

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Back to wine for a moment, and futures that have not yet been imported. I’m not sure if this has been mentioned upthread. MacArthur* has posted the following reassuring statement on their website: As we are sure you’ve heard the US government has proposed 25% tariffs on wines below 14% alcohol from ...
by David Glasser
October 9th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 34
Views: 1503

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

Robert Sand wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 3:14 am
Oh Lord, is this permanent 93 rating annoying.
I will refuse to even open a thread like this in the future ---
If the points are important to you and you’re interested in the wines, the real scores are there on CT.
by David Glasser
October 9th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2977

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Somnium. Sounds like a sleeper.
by David Glasser
October 8th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 82
Views: 3213

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

88 Krug
by David Glasser
October 7th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?
Replies: 52
Views: 1723

Re: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?

Sometimes a bottle is just a bottle...


...but usually it is a baby.
by David Glasser
October 7th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Brion retrospective
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

Re: Haut Brion retrospective

What a superb evening! You really know how to celebrate a friend's birthday. Haut Brion is my favorite Bordeaux and the 1989 is my favorite of favorites. The few bottles in the cellar are special occasion wines, and I especially appreciate the notes on that one. While 1981 and 1983 are often overloo...
by David Glasser
October 7th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?
Replies: 52
Views: 1723

Re: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?

I've posted on a comparison similar to David Bueker's, but with 3 cases of 1983 Prieure Lichine. Half was my father's, stored from 1986 to 1992 in his basement that routinely got into the low-mid 70s in summer in NJ . The rest was in my temp-controlled cellar at 55-57 degrees. I inherited his bottle...
by David Glasser
October 6th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 256
Views: 11046

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Wow, I cut my teeth on those Ravenswood Zins but drank them all within 5-10 years of the vintage. What a treat to have a chance to be able to go back and revisit them in maturity! Thanks to Joel once again, and to Wine Berserkers for making me aware of the opportunity.
by David Glasser
October 5th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine and spirits being aged decade+ should use organic
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: wine and spirits being aged decade+ should use organic

That post put The Big Hurt on my head.
by David Glasser
October 4th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 146
Views: 5921

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

I’d love to try them Kyle. Interested in the Tempranillo and Syrah, but happy to try any.
by David Glasser
October 4th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 17889

Re: I'm done*

This and the retirement thread in Asylum go hand in hand. We need a Monte Carlo simulation for cellaring Bordeaux. If I (and my palate) outlive my cellar I’ll have to buy aged Bordeaux at auction. Assuming I haven’t outlived my money. With this I agree: Who the heck knows? I view my wine cellar as ...
by David Glasser
October 3rd, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Levet Les Journaries - To Heck w/the Rule of 15
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: TN: 2011 Levet Les Journaries - To Heck w/the Rule of 15

I like various types of funk in my wine.
Smelly cat is not one of them.
Neither is dead animal.
The rest of the descriptors are very enticing.
Knowing Alfert's penchant for hyperbole, I’d probably like this wine.
by David Glasser
October 2nd, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 122
Views: 5994

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

Here is what Decanter magazine has to say about it: "Vibration can disturb sediment present in the bottle, but it also causes complex chemical reactions which are less visible. Vibration (and the resulting increased kinetic energy in the bottle) leads to a decrease in tartaric and succinic acids, c...
by David Glasser
October 2nd, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others

My experience with the Krug 165 has been more positive, but also expect more from it over time. David, I think it’s fantastic but needs time like all Krug. Also, it followed the ‘06 Comte which is precocious and flamboyant in its youth. By that time of the night, I was in no condition to properly j...
by David Glasser
September 30th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 98 Beaucastel and 05 Eyrie PN
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: TNs: 98 Beaucastel and 05 Eyrie PN

Great note on one of my favorite Beaucastels Doug. That wonderful complexity started to show up around 15 years of age. Wish I had had more patience.
by David Glasser
September 30th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 121
Views: 4978

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

You guys are really making me feel better about having just over 2 cases pending for this fall.
by David Glasser
September 30th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of good, not so much great
Replies: 54
Views: 1834

Re: Lots of good, not so much great

I'm with you Scott on the relatively low percentage of extraordinary wines, but I'm not surprised or disappointed. After all, extraordinary isn't ordinary. What's ordinary to us would likely be extraordinary to someone used to drinking $10-15 bottles. It's become ordinary to us simply because of fam...
by David Glasser
September 30th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Re: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

I wasn't much of a fan of 1994s until they got 15 years of age on them or so. Harsh and bitter tannins took a long time to mellow. I was on a right bank kick back then and liked L'Evangile and Angelus. I sold my first growths when Chinese interest peaked and prices got silly, then unloaded the rest ...
by David Glasser
September 30th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others

Wonderfully generous project and great report. I've recently had the Dom, Krug and Produttori. I too found the Produttori more approachable than expected and loved the Dom though I'm sure their best days are ahead of them. My experience with the Krug 165 has been more positive, but also expect more ...
by David Glasser
September 30th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine fridge move
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Wine fridge move

C. Mc Cart wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 6:27 pm
and now my back is a bit fatigued.
If that's the extent of the damage...
[dance-clap.gif]
Well done!

Clearly a well-thought-out plan. I would have had to hire 3 guys and it still wouldn't have gone as well. But my back wouldn't be tired. [cheers.gif]
by David Glasser
September 29th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 562
Views: 28722

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

My summer buying freeze ended on Labor Day. Pent-up demand led to a big time fail:
Bought 46
Drank 12
by David Glasser
September 24th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2267

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

For my palate, the highs are higher but less frequent as you go from 20-25 years to 30-35 years.
by David Glasser
September 24th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4080

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

If you'll allow Sonoma, Laurel Glen.
by David Glasser
September 23rd, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting corked out of my mouth
Replies: 38
Views: 1301

Re: Getting corked out of my mouth

Paul Luckin wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 8:28 pm
Roast beef. Seriously.
+1
A bite of plain rare roast beef is a great palate cleanser and tannin stripper. Haven’t tried it for TCA but I’d give it a try if I had some handy.
by David Glasser
September 23rd, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie)
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie)

Great note on one of my favorite N. Rhône producers. Sounds like it nails all the quintessential Côte Rôtie qualities. Happy to have a few in the cellar and appreciate the check-in. Will leave them alone another 5 years or so.
by David Glasser
September 23rd, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: TN: 2009 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

I skipped 2009 Beaucastel so can’t comment on it from personal experience, but I do have many other vintages. It’s one of the few CduPs that often need more like 15-20 years to strut its stuff, at least to my palate. IIRC, 2009 was reputed to be a riper, lower acid "solar" year in CduP, which is pro...
by David Glasser
September 23rd, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7134

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

How profitable are these auction houses? Presumably they pay for shipping to their auction center and inspect wines. They then guarantee a low selling price and take a vig off the seller. And then charge 20% from the buyer, can charge expensive shipping (at times) and now have to charge tax. They d...
by David Glasser
September 22nd, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2775

Re: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines

Craig G wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 1:51 pm
David Glasser wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 10:51 am
Did she like it when she tasted it at the winery with the pool boy?
Edited for clarity.
Don't explain the joke, dammit!

Though I did get an additional LOL from that.
by David Glasser
September 21st, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 84
Views: 6343

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

I fell asleep while reading this thread, and I now feel a strange compulsion to go out and buy cases of 2014 Lanessan. Well, it won't set you back very much. -Al True, but I did find myself driving in a zombie-like state all the way to the McLean VA TW to pick up a case. Clearly irrational behavior...
by David Glasser
September 21st, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2775

Re: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines

Did she like it when she tasted it at the winery? I'm assuming these weren't the wines that sat out in the sun on your porch.
by David Glasser
September 21st, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 562
Views: 28722

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I have been really good. Honest, I have. In the year since I declared here that my days of buying recent-vintage age-worthy reds was over, I have a perfect record, save for a few 2014 bdx halves -- halves being the one exception I allowed myself when I made the solemn vow. Even in the categories I ...
by David Glasser
September 16th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 72
Views: 4967

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 2:16 pm
If I had two bottles, is it Billecart-Salmons?
If you own them, they’re not Billecart-Salmon's.
by David Glasser
September 16th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 72
Views: 4967

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

Nice report, Robert, but it leaves me a bit sad to hear how Berns has changed. I’ve been to Berns twice and was wowed by the wine list and prices both times, but that was years ago. That was the main draw for me. Seeing what’s happened to prices and that the list has been picked over means a return ...
by David Glasser
September 16th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3806

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

Barry, RP's name still has some caché with some consumers who aren't aware that he's retired. Posting a review or shelf talker as "RP WA" without noting which reviewer wrote it is not 100% transparent, but it's not a big enough deal to bother me. I agree with Robert, it's just the way business is do...
by David Glasser
September 16th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mold on my Off-Site OWC
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Mold on my Off-Site OWC

No worries, it's no more than a cosmetic problem. The wine is fine.

From the cellars at Ch. Margaux:

Margaux03.jpg
by David Glasser
September 16th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 77
Views: 3010

Re: Barolo Sediment

In my experience, when loose sediment is collected in the bottom of the bottle, the "avalanche" doesn’t reach the opening until all but the last few ounces are poured. When it’s layered along the side of the bottle, it will also stay put until the last few ounces as long as it hasn’t been disturbed ...
by David Glasser
September 15th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 77
Views: 3010

Re: Barolo Sediment

In my opinion there is no need to stand up the bottles. The far easier method is to buy a wine cradle and retrieve the bottle from the cellar in the cradle and decant with the bottle still in that position. I have never had an issue with sediment with this method. That may be true, but you're repla...
by David Glasser
September 13th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 832
Views: 40085

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Great response from Jancis, thanks for sharing Richard.

An entry from Eric Asimov in his piece on Heitz, describing a ‘73 Napa: "fresh and lively, yet sedate and gentle." Guess he was feeling ambivalent.
by David Glasser
September 9th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Day Transformation
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: 3 Day Transformation

Frankly, when I opened the thread I was expecting a note on Bouchard's Baby Jesus.
by David Glasser
September 9th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 84
Views: 6343

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

"Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right" "Neal made a good point" [scratch.gif] [bleh.gif] [worship.gif] champagne.gif I guess the theme is the invasion of the attorneys. [cheers.gif] I fell asleep while reading this thread, and I now feel a strange compulsion to go out and buy cases of 2014 Lanessan.
by David Glasser
September 9th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: Syrah Tasting (Benetiere, Allemand, Lagier Meredith, Enfield, etc.)
Replies: 15
Views: 1352

Re: WTN: Syrah Tasting (Benetiere, Allemand, Lagier Meredith, Enfield, etc.)

How long would you wait on the 2012 Jamet, David?
by David Glasser
September 9th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Day Transformation
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: 3 Day Transformation

It rose from the dead on the third day.
You should serve it on Easter.

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