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by Peter Petersen
July 29th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Learning Italian wine tasting recs
Replies: 26
Views: 1385

Re: Learning Italian wine tasting recs

Robert, I'm on the same road. Aside from from several random buys I also connected with the Italian wine buyer, Lance Montalto, for The Wine House (very close to me) and had him select a case for me. That was super educational as it included wine areas and grapes that I didn't even know existed. Als...
by Peter Petersen
July 26th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with a little different kind of pizza?
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

Re: Pairing with a little different kind of pizza?

Any Nebbiolo is what I’d do. Doesn’t have to be expensive.
by Peter Petersen
July 26th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz
Replies: 22
Views: 1148

Re: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz

Unfortunately these wines are not easy to find in the US and are priced accordingly, about double of Australia. They are about $A100 ($US 70) here, which seems very reasonable given the quality of the wines and small production. 8 bottles of Standish v 1 bottle of Grange? Easy choice for me. I comp...
by Peter Petersen
July 26th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sippin' Tequila Recs
Replies: 24
Views: 1480

Re: Sippin' Tequila Recs

I'd like to see some recs for Blancos. Had a glass of Don Julio Blanco that was pretty decent as it tasted and smelled like agave and had a light smokiness. I've mostly been drinking Mezcal and all of that came directly from Mexico.
by Peter Petersen
July 26th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?
Replies: 78
Views: 16855

Re: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?

I've been trying to switch my buying from mailing lists to retail. Bought the Beta Chard and the Aeris Rosso and will maybe buy
Beta
Macdonald

Also belong to two clubs that I intend to keep.
by Peter Petersen
July 26th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz
Replies: 22
Views: 1148

Re: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz

Unfortunately these wines are not easy to find in the US and are priced accordingly, about double of Australia.
by Peter Petersen
July 20th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21
Replies: 97
Views: 9298

Re: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21

Question: Are the prices in the tasting room (assuming it is open) the same as the release prices?
by Peter Petersen
July 19th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '14 Rhys Alpine PN
Replies: 0
Views: 259

'14 Rhys Alpine PN

Maybe I'm lazy but when a wine is just right it is almost never because of its precise fruit or herbal flavors, it is just as much because they seem to me irrelevant given the overall profile. This wine was precisely that, simply a great PN that I find it hard to describe. Effusive, rich, seductive ...
by Peter Petersen
July 19th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 92
Views: 4943

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

Adam, I completely agree with your experiences in Italian wines. There was a lot of plonk back in the good old days. Recently I have been considering exploring some of the regions in Spain and Italy that I remember from the late 70s and early 80s and I have been extremely impressed. There are so ma...
by Peter Petersen
July 19th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 92
Views: 4943

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

Adam, I completely agree with your experiences in Italian wines. There was a lot of plonk back in the good old days. Recently I have been considering exploring some of the regions in Spain and Italy that I remember from the late 70s and early 80s and I have been extremely impressed. There are so man...
by Peter Petersen
July 19th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: TN: 2001 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

Jonathan, About two years ago our club did a blind Cd9P tasting that included the 2001 VV and Chauvin. At the time the VV seemed unctuous and in need of settling down, while the Chauvin was the wotn. Btw the 1998 VV is more advanced but drinking beautifully.
by Peter Petersen
July 16th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Cellar Clearance (West LA) updated 7/16
Replies: 11
Views: 2772

Re: FS: Cellar Clearance (West LA) updated 7/16

Julian,
Could you say something about the cabinet and maybe supply a picture? That might help to move it. Price sounds amazing though!
by Peter Petersen
July 15th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 239
Views: 30545

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Letter came yesterday, but after trying the Grenache I'm not excited to buy. Way too reduced for my tastes and for me it never really blew of, even after several hours.
by Peter Petersen
July 9th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Kikuhime - World Class Sake FINALLY Here and for Sale!! COMING TO NY, NJ, CA!
Replies: 24
Views: 1153

Re: Kikuhime - World Class Sake FINALLY Here and for Sale!!!

Wow, those are some awesome bottles. Hoping those of us on the West Coast will be able to buy soon.
by Peter Petersen
July 8th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Fietri Chianti Classico Riserva (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG)
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: TN: 2012 Fietri Chianti Classico Riserva (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG)

Sorry to dig up an old thread. Just bought some Grassl from them and was looking through their website. Seems like they have a good mix based on the CT reviews. Most 90 pointers (not that I care about points, but it means CT folks seem to like the wines). Was this a direct purchase from them or one...
by Peter Petersen
July 6th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 239
Views: 30545

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Haven’t tried them yet. Is Grenache the one to test drive now?
by Peter Petersen
July 4th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1661
Views: 117430

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Bud Carey wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 7:42 am
On deck... 2013 Roussanne/Marsanne.
That's a new Carlisle?

2017 C-P over two nights. This wine is amazing and I wonder if it needs another 5 years to hit its peak. Very concentrated and intense.
by Peter Petersen
July 2nd, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1661
Views: 117430

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2016 Papera is drinking extremely well.
Btw I have found a majority of the Zins from the drought years 2012-16 to not be nearly as enticing as I had expected based on how they drank near release. The Paperas however have all performed really well.
by Peter Petersen
June 30th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10317

Re: Ultramarine Email

I got this email! Don't recall hearing from them in 4-5 years. I did sign up before the 2012s were released and might or might not have gotten an offer then. Nothing since.
by Peter Petersen
June 27th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1661
Views: 117430

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Found some 18 Compagni Portis on wine.com of all places last week. Cost per bottle was $27 delivered with a wine.com coupon for spending over $100 and another amex offer for the same. Picked up 4 bottles, got delivered last Saurday and 2 are gone already. One with carnitas burritos and the other wi...
by Peter Petersen
June 26th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ugo Lequio Barbera d'Alba Superiore Gallina
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: TN: 2015 Ugo Lequio Barbera d'Alba Superiore Gallina

Dennis,
Thanks for the note! I’m looking forward to receiving my mixed case of Ugo Lequio this fall incl this Barbera. It sounds like my style.
by Peter Petersen
June 25th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 64
Views: 5202

Re: Beta Wine Release?

I have too much wine white, but still took a three pack. Keta's Cabs are to me the most exciting new wines from CA.
by Peter Petersen
June 25th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 541
Views: 33242

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

This is the one and only thread that I look at every day. Not being in the business I don't feel there is much I can contribute (I've also almost given up on posting in Wine Talk). Please keep up the great work and I do think it'd be nice if even more people working in vineyards and wineries would p...
by Peter Petersen
June 23rd, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 92
Views: 4943

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

I definitely go through periods where certain wines seem boring or even barely palatable. This happened a little over a year ago with my favorite producer. I haven't come back to the wines yet and have instead found myself focusing on Italian wines in the broadest sense. It's quite exciting and the ...
by Peter Petersen
June 19th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to keep wine glasses immaculate???
Replies: 39
Views: 2640

Re: How to keep wine glasses immaculate???

I’ve always used food grade citric acid. It’s also great for rinsing your dishwasher and washing machine.
by Peter Petersen
June 16th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Armagnac recs
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Armagnac recs

I have a hard time drinking any liquor that is over 40%. Too overwhelming for my palate. I could dilute it myself but I’ve not found that to work well. Luckily a friend of mine was happy to take all my opened Armagnac and Bourbon that didn’t appeal to me.
by Peter Petersen
June 16th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Armagnac recs
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Armagnac recs

Peter Petersen wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 3:11 pm
I have a hard time drinking any liquor that is over 40%. Too overwhelming for my palate. I could dilute it myself but I’ve not found that to work well. Luckily a friend of mine was happy to take all my opened Armagnac and Bourbon that didn’t appeal to me.
by Peter Petersen
June 16th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Armagnac recs
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Armagnac recs

Of course, I could dilute it myself, but I have a hard time drinking any liquor that is over 40%. Too overwhelming for my palate.
by Peter Petersen
June 13th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Armagnac recs
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Armagnac recs

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 10:38 am
Laberdolive or Domaine de Boingneres. Everything else is an also ran.
L’encantada has some very nice offerings. I’m fond of the lous pibous and la Freche bottlings.
It’s a question of style, which to me is an important piece of info.
by Peter Petersen
June 13th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Armagnac recs
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Armagnac recs

And their Armagnacs are among my favorites. Very traditional producer.
by Peter Petersen
June 11th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed
Replies: 55
Views: 2463

Re: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed

I lost 10 lbs by just not eating breakfast everyday. 16/8 intermittent fasting. Easiest diet I have ever been on and the weight has stayed off. Eat and drink almost as much as you want in 8 hours, then don't eat for 16 hours. 100%. Closest thing to a “magic bullet” I’ve encountered. That’s what I’m...
by Peter Petersen
June 11th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Very Expensive Langhe Nebbiolo
Replies: 17
Views: 1853

Re: Very Expensive Langhe Nebbiolo

Warren Taranow wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 9:34 pm
I feel better now. I almost chastised myself for paying $70 for 2017 Bartolo Mascarello Langhe Nebbiolo, but apparently that’s a bargain these days.

Cheers,
Warren
Yes, and at $70 not a bad price here. I’ve passed recently on buying it for $100.
by Peter Petersen
June 6th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 15144

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!

Charlie, Thank you so much for doing this. Excellent idea and yet another good cause to support!

And congrats to all who won. There are 35 awesome options.
by Peter Petersen
June 3rd, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Balgera Rosso di Valtellina, Lombardy
Replies: 4
Views: 217

2004 Balgera Rosso di Valtellina, Lombardy

This is a lovely Oliver McCrum selection that I got yesterday for $30 with a selection of other Italian wines that we will be trying over the next weeks. Served cool in GGG. The wine is a lovely transparent mature ruby browning at the edges. Lighter than some Rosés but clearly a different hue. Aroma...
by Peter Petersen
June 2nd, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sec Wines in Portland
Replies: 85
Views: 5887

Re: Sec Wines in Portland

Thanks! Ordered a case including one Geek Alert.
by Peter Petersen
June 1st, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sec Wines in Portland
Replies: 85
Views: 5887

Re: Sec Wines in Portland

I’ve not bought from Sec, but I just got a rec for buying Italian from there, and I definitely will. Selection and prices look excellent.

Question: Does geek alert mean the wines are particularly recommended?
by Peter Petersen
May 30th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 13586

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

Mine came in styro the week of 5/19. Probably not needed since it was a cool week for CA, I think. In fact we seem to live in a little cold bubble with highs being 70, when only 10-20 miles away temps are 20 degrees higher!
by Peter Petersen
May 29th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Aeris Rosso, Centennial Mountain, California
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 2017 Aeris Rosso, Centennial Mountain, California

Also discussed here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=168244&p=2942720&hi ... s#p2935398


Presumably the Rosso and Bricco Rosso are the same wines? If not maybe Kevin could clarify?
by Peter Petersen
May 29th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Aeris Rosso, Centennial Mountain, California
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 2017 Aeris Rosso, Centennial Mountain, California

T. Altmayer wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Any idea on the price point for these wines?
Per the original email iirc: Rosso $50 and Bianco $35
by Peter Petersen
May 21st, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 13586

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

My measly stash of 6 bottles is supposed to arrive today. One Fedex truck has already delivered packages today, but not my wine :-(
by Peter Petersen
May 18th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 4405

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

William, Thanks for all of your posts here! They are always excellent and insightful.
by Peter Petersen
May 15th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Graciano?
Replies: 24
Views: 1071

Re: Graciano?

Watch for many more Gracianos coming from both the Paso and Santa Barbara County areas due to the 'mishap' of many plantings where it was believed Graciano was actually Monastrell. Ooops. This has been discussed a number of threads here before. Cheers. Yes, but then Graciano also goes by "Monastel"...
by Peter Petersen
May 13th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Bedrock at K&L
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: PSA: Bedrock at K&L

Yes, it does look like "old Hill" is sold out.
by Peter Petersen
May 13th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Bedrock at K&L
Replies: 3
Views: 715

PSA: Bedrock at K&L

Well perhaps only for the lucky few who they can ship to!
Several of the wines listed in the latest release are available, including those I wasn't able to buy such as '18 Pagani, '18 Old Hill, '12 Kamen Cab etc. Prices are about the same iirc.
by Peter Petersen
May 10th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Liberte vs GGG?
Replies: 14
Views: 798

Re: Grassl Liberte vs GGG?

Thanks! Everyone has had very helpful advice.
Yes, my GGG are, of course, not surviving as well as I had hoped. I'll start slowly with two Liberte because who doesn't need a choice between 8 different handblown glasses for wine very day. pileon
by Peter Petersen
May 10th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: another glassware question - grenache
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: another glassware question - grenache

William Kelley wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 11:33 am


You're saying there is such a thing as classic CdP today? neener
[cheers.gif]

But St. Theodoric is close!
by Peter Petersen
May 10th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Liberte vs GGG?
Replies: 14
Views: 798

Grassl Liberte vs GGG?

Does anyone have both of these glasses? I’m wondering if they are good for essentially the same wines or if Liberte (which I don’t currently have) is superior for some wines such as Sangiovese etc? Also wondering if the bowl is deeper and/or rim narrower on the Liberte and thus more difficult to han...
by Peter Petersen
May 10th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: another glassware question - grenache
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: another glassware question - grenache

Steve, If you try the 1855 first you’ll undoubtedly be very happy, I know I was, but the Cru really shows the Grenache at from its most generous side.
Also VDLT has good deals on these glasses as well as some good recs for wine styles with the glasses.
by Peter Petersen
May 9th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)
Replies: 108
Views: 5556

Re: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy

I’ve never managed to get a replacement at any wine store here, incl K&L. They always tell me that I need to bring the bottle back. I understand that, but I might not show up at these places often enough save one or two bottles for several months.
by Peter Petersen
May 9th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have your buying habits changed since the tariffs took effect?
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Have your buying habits changed since the tariffs took effect?

Yes, I buy more EU wine. The difference in price doesn’t seem that high.

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