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by Richard T r i m p i
April 2nd, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: TN: 2000 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

Bob Hughes wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 1:04 pm
Rich is definitely a shady character. OTOH, Joanne is first class, so one must take the good with the bad, I guess [wow.gif]
She's a "keeper".

And still hanging in there despite being subjected to you two. [cheers.gif]

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by Richard T r i m p i
April 2nd, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A tale of two Oregonian Pinots
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: A tale of two Oregonian Pinots

Never heard of Cloudline. Once upon a time I was fairly sure I knew approx. 50% of OR Pinot labels (and Cloudline's been around a while)....now, probably closer to 5%.

i've had a crush on Veronique Drouhin for a while

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by Richard T r i m p i
April 1st, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Violin Pinot Noir, Oregon - Berserker Day Wines
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: TN: Violin Pinot Noir, Oregon - Berserker Day Wines

Your welcome Will. Very nice work. I enjoy the style. Hope more Berserkers give Violin a try.

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by Richard T r i m p i
April 1st, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 450
Views: 31458

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Had the 2016 Heritage #8 this weekend. I know it's supposed to be akin to Burgundy, but it actually reminded me a lot of spatburgunder. Spiced stem, floral notes, light cranberry. I really enjoyed it. Had it next to a 2014 Fourrier aux Echezeaux. Very different wines, but very tasty in their own st...
by Richard T r i m p i
April 1st, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: TN: 2000 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

So now you break out the good stuff!! Looking forward to a more normal dinner together....as soon as practical.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 31st, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 101
Views: 3497

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Frank Murray III wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 2:35 pm
Another vote for Marie Courtin. [thumbs-up.gif]
Fan of Dominque Moreau. Small hands-on producers.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 31st, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 101
Views: 3497

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Jay Miller wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 10:50 am
Vilmart was an easy choice.
For my second I wavered between a bunch of choices all mentioned above before deciding on
Marie Courtin.
No Bereche?

I'd probably go with Selosse and Bereche with Marie Courtin reluctantly 3rd.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 31st, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Taupenot-Merme Morey St. Denis
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: TN: 2007 Taupenot-Merme Morey St. Denis

Burg shopping has become so frustrating that I've mostly given up.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 30th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pobega Everything
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Pobega Everything

After a 3 - 4 day quarantine. Why not?

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 30th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Taupenot-Merme Morey St. Denis
Replies: 3
Views: 220

TN: 2007 Taupenot-Merme Morey St. Denis

2007 Taupenot-Merme Morey St. Denis - Loads of mushroom, soy, iron, mild beef broth. A melange of integrated fruit leaning slightly dark. Secondary flavors matching the nose. Excellent acidity. Moderate weight and length. Accessible tannins. Been too long since I popped a work-a-day Burgundy and th...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 29th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 450
Views: 31458

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Some here may have heard me bemoan how many of the 2012 Willamette Valley pinots have turned out. I don't finish half of them, and 10% of them, including some of the "top" wines, I have simply poured out. Flabby fruit bombs that happened because many did not plan for the years. Not Marcus! Quite su...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 29th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 05 DDO Laurene and 05 Grivot NSG Les Boudots
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: TNs: 05 DDO Laurene and 05 Grivot NSG Les Boudots

05 Grivot Suchots is amazing also. Under the wire.l even now. Used to be an Accad follower—wines much better now. There's some '98 Ech and 2008 Vosne Beaux Monts downstairs. Don't remember the vintages...possibly 1998 and 2000 that Jim Anderson popped open during a dumbfoundingly generous Grivot be...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 28th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 05 DDO Laurene and 05 Grivot NSG Les Boudots
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: TNs: 05 DDO Laurene and 05 Grivot NSG Les Boudots

Fun pairing and thanks for posting. I've got 1 bottle of the Laurene left and some 2006 Grivot Boudots. I thought the Laurene had really come around nicely a few years ago...but still quite youthful, as you've noted. Time to drink the 2000 Laurene IMHO, unless you want to wait for 25 or 30 years. [c...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 27th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Violin Pinot Noir, Oregon - Berserker Day Wines
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: TN: Violin Pinot Noir, Oregon - Berserker Day Wines

Updated to include TNs for both Berserkerday 2016 and 2017 Violin Pinots.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 27th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Violin Pinot Noir, Oregon - Berserker Day Wines
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: TN: 2017 Violin Pinot Noir, Polk County Cuvee, Eola Amity Hills, Oregon

Didn't do a note yet, but the 2016 was pleasantly restrained and bright for the warm vintage. Very promising winemaking and a happy discovery.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 26th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Violin Pinot Noir, Oregon - Berserker Day Wines
Replies: 8
Views: 608

TN: Violin Pinot Noir, Oregon - Berserker Day Wines

2017 Violin Pinot Noir, Polk County Cuvee, Eola Amity Hills, Oregon Conifer, saddle soap, loam and soy aromas. Judicious barrel application. Tangy black cherry and briar fruit up front with mild baking spice. Moderate length. Balanced acidity. Fine tannins with some pleasing bitterness. Touch of wa...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 25th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Biggio Hamina Zenith Vineyard, Pinot Noir - A really nice surprise
Replies: 15
Views: 607

Re: TN: 2008 Biggio Hamina Zenith Vineyard, Pinot Noir - A really nice surprise

Owlman does Oregon Pinot?? 2008 is probably the right vintage for you! Glad you enjoyed it....despite the fact that you're freaking me out.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 25th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe
Replies: 43
Views: 1616

Re: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe

Second night, no bueno. Fat and hot. Got dumped. This vintage of Bouland’s flagship cuvee is just not working for me. Appreciate the heads up. Bummer. Hot Beaujolais is the last thing I'm interested in. The 25% tariff continues to sting. My buying has shifted to Italy for value (< $30) and "daily d...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 23rd, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few recent stand out wines!
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: A few recent stand out wines!

Love "off-vintages" in OR. flirtysmile Just can't help it. No use fighting it.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 22nd, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few recent stand out wines!
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: A few recent stand out wines!

2017 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (3/20/2020) Wow, not what I expected from a potentially rainy, cooler off vintage in Oregon! This is what Dujac CDL & CSD taste like if you could buy them for $67 instead of $600. Seriously, this is very reminiscent ...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 21st, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 23
Views: 968

Re: TN: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

How are you on the 18's, Richard? My understanding is 2018 was "warm", which means I usually stick to the "usual suspects". There are excellent Pinots in every vintage..and more trial and error. YMMV. Interesting. Could you elaborate on your usual suspects in a warm vintage? It is sounding like you...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 21st, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right
Replies: 38
Views: 2008

Re: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right

It's the zinc. why were you taking it? there's almost no reason that you should need to take zinc unless you have a short list of serious medical illnesses. Yes it can shorten the duration of a cold for about 12 hours, but it's not worth it. Been using Zinc lozenges, infrequently, for decades. Very...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 20th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 23
Views: 968

Re: TN: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

How are you on the 18's, Richard? Don't know yet. I have a ticket to the July IPNC Passport to Pinot (if it happens and I'm brave enough to fly) to try to get a glimpse. My understanding is 2018 was "warm", which means I usually stick to the "usual suspects". There are excellent Pinots in every vin...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 20th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 23
Views: 968

Re: TN: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Just popped one tonight. The nose is great...very Oregon. Decent fruit. Not so crazy about the structure (a touch round). Some mild warmth. Cooperative tannins. I'm a diehard Burg lover (or was until priced out) so bring on the acidity. I steered clear of 2016s from almost everyone in OR. Will check...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 19th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB turning off the lights...
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

Re: PLCB turning off the lights...

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Victor Hong wrote:
March 16th, 2020, 8:08 pm
If I understand the implications correctly, all PA citizens will be prohibited from buying wine and spirits meanwhile, even if from out of state.
It’s not that hard to buy stuff from OOS here.
OOS? Out of State? Heaven forbid.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 19th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 154
Views: 8545

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Just popped open a 2017 Philippe Alliet Chinon . Base bottling. My first experience with the producer. Wow, talk about QPR! Boysenberry, red plum, mild spice, lovely brightness, appealing pure fruit attack, a touch of minerality. Very well balanced. Gentle tannins. No oak (cement tanks). Bargain at ...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 19th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB turning off the lights...
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

Re: PLCB turning off the lights...

It's all shut down...including the on-line store.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 17th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB turning off the lights...
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

Re: PLCB turning off the lights...

If only they'd keep the lights off.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 15th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 450
Views: 31458

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Brian, I presume those were 2017s? The straight Willamette Valley bottlings offer lots of early enjoyment. I've generally found that patience is rewarded with most all of Marcus's Pinots, so yes...a few years early. Momtazi vineyard has always puzzled me. Many have been disappointing, some have been...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 15th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Due' Baroli (and a late arriving Brunello)
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: TNs: Due' Baroli

Bob also inspired me, but it turns out I didn’t any older Baroli standing up. I almost opened a 97 Vietti Lazzarito, but I was worried about the sediment. am bummed about our dinner being canceled. Sediment can definitely be an issue. Perhaps it's sacrilege but I simply carried the bottle upstairs ...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 14th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Due' Baroli (and a late arriving Brunello)
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: TNs: Due' Baroli

Bob, you inspired me to pop a 1989 Fontanafredda Barolo with grilled lamb chops. Looked like it was recorked (unusually youthful for 31 years). If the wine was topped off, it was minimal. Nice amount of bricking. Light-ish weight. Some minty oak blew off quickly and from then on it was a thoroughly ...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 13th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Oyster knife
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Oyster knife

My family has been oyster crazy, for generations. Grandfather used to get a "barrel" for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My Mother and Aunt would plow through a few dozen apiece. They're still a Holiday tradition. Took 15 years of marriage before my better half tried one...and she's loved them since! I'...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 12th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*
Replies: 87
Views: 3579

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*

That's good news Nate. I tried calling and his mailbox was full. Glad to see there's progress.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 12th, 2020, 1:13 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 210
Views: 7584

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Trips planned in March and April to Breckenridge, Key West and the Galapagos are all toast. A few thousand in losses. C'est la vie. Nothing planned until PDX in July...and that's now very soft. Definitely delaying reservations for air and hotels. The US (let alone international) travel industry ls g...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 11th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*
Replies: 87
Views: 3579

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*

The normal cross country shipping window is Mid-March to Mid/Late April. Always good to keep an eye on the forecast. March snowstorms and cold snaps are definitely not unheard of. Lots of producers shipped early this year because of the remarkably mild weather. John logged in to the BB 3 days ago. I...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 11th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**
Replies: 82
Views: 5079

Re: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**

Arrived in good condition and all were 2017s as ordered. Dustin and Kelley appear to be working hard to make things right...so I hope all Berserker Day buyers are satisfied or getting there!

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 10th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)

Cracked this last night on a lark: 1. EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd/SLOCnty....a beautiful example of a fully-mature c-c Syrah but showing signs of starting to dry out a bit; shows a slight metallic/tangy aftertaste of a wine starting to go round the bend; a beautiful EdStJ fully-mature Syrah. A...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 10th, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12970
Views: 631535

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Astor is having a Loire sale today -15%. Their base prices aren't the greatest (thank you tariffs) and the NY tax hurts not to mention shipping. But it's a sale and there're a number of nice wines. Couldn't resist a mixed case or two.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 9th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4292

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

First; while I read tasting notes from publications, I have never bought a wine because of its score. Lucky you, I've bought hundreds. Second, I get that sometimes/often these are different reviewers for the two regions. Yup, However, if you’re running a publication that uses the old 100-point scal...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 8th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 154
Views: 8545

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

The same alas cannot be said for Domaine de Collier! Finding the stuff is near impossible over here, apart from at auction, where they sell for high prices, especially La Charpentrie. Collier La Ripaille seems to be available here but pricing is $50+. Tough sell with so much Amirault, Baudry, Breto...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 6th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Unti LaCrima '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: TN: Unti LaCrima '17...(short/boring)

A wee BloodyPulpit: 1. LaCrima is the grape known in LeMarche as LaCrima di Morro d'Alba. GeorgeUnti planted a few rows at Unti and their first LaCrima release was a blend of three vintages and a bit on the late-hrvsty side. Turns out that their LaCrima vines were badly virus-infected and I believe...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 6th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

Re: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA

This is exactly why we have decided to lessen our energy expended on the US market and focus on the loyal mail order customers (including those in the US) that can buy from us directly at a lower cost. With higher priced wines that don't have the volume to justify constant sales calls and samples b...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 6th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

Re: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA

J a y H a c k wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:26 pm
AND by the way - Clos de Goisses can select their own importer and find someone with a more reasonable mark up because they have plenty of clout, but they choose not to do so.
You mean Lanson-BCC the corporate owner and CEO Charles Philipponnat...but your point is the same.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 6th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying slowdown has commenced, and it shows!
Replies: 23
Views: 2745

Re: Buying slowdown has commenced, and it shows!

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 7:41 am
Getting on in years and starting to plan a life without clinic and the OR means wine purchasing has begun its inevitable slowdown.
"I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me."

~ Roger Thornhill, aka Cary Grant

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 6th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reignac 08 and 09
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Reignac 08 and 09

Julian Marshall wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 7:31 am
I’ve never tried the 05 but to be fair I think a lot of wines taste like that, Richard.
True Julian. Approx 15 years in...if a "bargain Bordeaux" can't get it's act together, it's time to cut your losses and look elsewhere IMHO.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 6th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High alcohol wines and aging
Replies: 165
Views: 8292

Re: High alcohol wines and aging

Years ago, I had several conversations with Don Baumhefner of Copeland Creek in Sonoma. An old hand in the wine biz, he'd been working with R.O. and dialing in alcohol levels. He described tasting Pinots from the same vintage/tank that were "adjusted" to tight ABV ranges.... ie. 12.8%, 12.9, 13.0, 1...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 6th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reignac 08 and 09
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Reignac 08 and 09

Served a couple of cases of misc. wines at a party in December including an 05 de Reignac. Oenophile buddies awarded it the "least likable" bottle of the night. It was still consumed (being a party). Big charry oak fingerprint crowding out the sweet fruit, followed by unintegrated tannins.

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by Richard T r i m p i
March 4th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 154
Views: 8545

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

I'm pretty sure that the 16° plot was one of the Couly ones, but Chris said it had been demoted to inclusion in a lesser wine. Couly-Dutheil do have previous form when it comes to high alcohol levels. Before I realised the danger, I bought some Clos de l'Echos: the 2011 is 14.5° and the 2005 is 15°...
by Richard T r i m p i
March 3rd, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 81
Views: 3666

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

Jeff Vaughan wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 7:40 am
Rich, I have to say I am shocked by the Kosta Browne!
Purchased for science. 1 bottle left of 3. I've enjoyed sticking them in to blind lineups to show how diverse US Pinot can be.

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