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by Doug Schulman
September 14th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with every wine showing great incl the best Grüner I've had, 4 amazing Barolos
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Dinner with every wine showing great incl the best Grüner I've had, 4 amazing Barolos

Piling on here, Gobelsburg’s Gruners really are special, and 8-12 years from vintage would give you a far better experience than such a young one (which can already be fantastic). Lamm and Tradition are really exceptional, but Renner is great too. Aged Traditions have probably been my top GV experie...
by Doug Schulman
September 14th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 39
Views: 1790

Re: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?

... I actually think the natural wine movement is a detriment to the region at times (I've had quite a few faulty bottles, even some from reputable producers), but it's definitely part of the modern story. Metras? I don't have much experience with Metras, but the style does concern me. I'm not a bu...
by Doug Schulman
September 14th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 39
Views: 1790

Re: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?

Nathan V. wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 3:35 pm
According to a recent thread it is a lesser region so visiting is a waste of time. It’s can’t be as beautiful as the RN74...
Nice! I'm always happy to see people disparage these wines so prices stay nice and low. I can even afford the top wines (and in multiples).
by Doug Schulman
September 12th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 50
Views: 1921

Re: For BAMA fans...

I’m not familiar with this producer. Do people think the wines taste true to place? Bordeaux or specifically Margaux? Some of what I think of as the classic signature of ageworthy/aged Bordeaux comes from oak.
by Doug Schulman
September 12th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 39
Views: 1790

Re: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?

Your next Beaujolais epiphanies could be with 20-30 year old bottles. That would take this whole thing to another level. Too true! I am planning to write an article on aged Beaujolais, and going into some depth on Beaujolais' 20th-century history, looking at the evolution of viticulture, winemaking...
by Doug Schulman
September 12th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 39
Views: 1790

Re: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?

Dennis Atick wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Jason T wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 11:59 am
Dennis Atick wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 9:51 am


+1 Jason- had the same realization about 5 years ago. And a big +1 to what Doug said above.
Oh boy. One love affair at a time, please.
Like this!
That wine is so good! So cheap, too.
by Doug Schulman
September 12th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 39
Views: 1790

Re: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?

Your next Beaujolais epiphanies could be with 20-30 year old bottles. That would take this whole thing to another level.
by Doug Schulman
September 11th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 54
Views: 3440

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

Thanks for the detail, John.

I do wonder, though, why anyone ever tries to reason with Nathan or get him to make sense. There is no point. Everyone can see his posts for what they are.
by Doug Schulman
September 4th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 2956

Re: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

GregP wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 2:01 pm
MA one, roughly $25K owed, never paid.
What company? Feel free to PM if you'd rather.
by Doug Schulman
September 4th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 54
Views: 3440

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

I was working for Piero Antinori a decade ago. I was lamenting the Great Recession and the effect it was having on sales and grape and wine prices. He looked at me and said "my family's business has survived the Black Death, many wars among the city-states, the French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revo...
by Doug Schulman
September 4th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: TN: 2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)

I think that sums up almost every vintage of this wine I've tasted at this age or younger.
by Doug Schulman
September 3rd, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1453

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

Kirk.Grant wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 6:00 pm
I had a 2010 Patrick Piuze Bougros Côte de Bouqueyreaux in 2013 that was horribly pre-moxed.
Yup, that's the earliest I've seen, by a couple of years.
by Doug Schulman
August 31st, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2069

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

For the most part, the best producers in Germany are making great wines every year at this point. That doesn't necessarily mean every wine they make will be great, but it's possible to be selective, especially with styles that aren't trocken, and buy great, ageworthy wines from any post-2000 vintage...
by Doug Schulman
August 31st, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Château Lascombes (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 42
Views: 1728

Re: TN: 2004 Château Lascombes (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

That make sense. Your note doesn't read like anything that would even be identifiable as Bordeaux. I know different people have different views on whether or not that's a quality detractor and to what extent.
by Doug Schulman
August 31st, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Vintners in Savoy?
Replies: 22
Views: 826

Re: Favorite Vintners in Savoy?

Mark Henderson wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Have seen very little but very much enjoyed Belluard.
big +1 here from the couple of bottles I've tried
by Doug Schulman
August 30th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Château Lascombes (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 42
Views: 1728

Re: TN: 2004 Château Lascombes (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

I'm glad you seemed to like this, but I'm sad about what it has become. It's interesting reading through the 2011 posts about it, and strange to me that people would think Matt got a bad bottle. It sounds like the same wine you had, Brian. He just hated it. I'm suspect John Gilman and lots of people...
by Doug Schulman
August 30th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Bara++
Replies: 34
Views: 911

Re: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Ba

K John Joseph wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 11:58 am
Since it is almost always the same folks in these threads, when in 2020 are we going to put together a champagne berserkerfest, and where?
That sounds great! I think a strong recommendation to bring magnums would be in order. champagne.gif
by Doug Schulman
August 30th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2069

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

I bought a couple cases of 2015s to put away. See you in 2030 and beyond if I’m still around. Far too warm/ripe vintage to age into anything interesting. Sell those, and buy something from a better vintage. I know this is an opinion that will be met with scorn here, but it's my opinion. Keep a coup...
by Doug Schulman
August 29th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers
Replies: 46
Views: 1860

Re: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers

Question for people suggesting Vieux Telegraphe: have you had recent vintages? The past several all have a strong liqueur note to me and are VERY ripe. I think it's far from the style that it used to be.
by Doug Schulman
August 27th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers
Replies: 46
Views: 1860

Re: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers

Those Saint Damien wines are bruisers. I think they're very well made, but probably not what the OP is looking for.
by Doug Schulman
August 27th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers
Replies: 46
Views: 1860

Re: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers

Clos du Mont Olivet, more so than most others (but not their super-cuvee, just the regular CdP). Also, relatively speaking, I'd say Beaucastel. Vieux Telegraphe has been extremely ripe in the past few vintages, so much so that I would not put them in this camp anymore.
by Doug Schulman
August 27th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??
Replies: 71
Views: 2180

Re: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??

Germany gets mentioned a lot with this topic. The funny thing is, German pronunciations are extremely straightforward, far more than French or English. I guess people get intimidated by all of the long words. Blaufränkisch? I don't understand your point. Like all others in German, that is extremely...
by Doug Schulman
August 24th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jean Foillard - Morgon "Côte du Py" (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 23
Views: 1492

Re: TN: 2011 Jean Foillard - Morgon "Côte du Py" (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Interesting. Thanks, Alex and William. William's experience is more what I would expect. Plus, '11 seemed like such a good, classic vintage in general when the wines were released. I don't know if I ever tasted this one.
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jean Foillard - Morgon "Côte du Py" (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 23
Views: 1492

Re: TN: 2011 Jean Foillard - Morgon "Côte du Py" (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Brian, it's really interesting to see your notes on this over the years. I'm not a Foillard fan, but they do seem like they're built to age. What makes you think there's no more potential here? That surprises me.
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??
Replies: 71
Views: 2180

Re: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??

Germany gets mentioned a lot with this topic. The funny thing is, German pronunciations are extremely straightforward, far more than French or English. I guess people get intimidated by all of the long words.
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 2635

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

I've talked to countless customers who have been told that when visiting Italy.
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 4736

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

Of course, Eyrie too. Even their entry level Pinot Noir can still be improving at 10 years.
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy question: brett vs earth
Replies: 22
Views: 1021

Re: Burgundy question: brett vs earth

C. Mc Cart wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 7:33 am
Brings up an interesting sub question - How often have you tasted brett in Burgundy?
Rarely, and almost never in young wines.
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??
Replies: 71
Views: 2180

Re: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??

Yes, many consumers tend to only buy wines whose names they think they can pronounce. It's definitely a market force.
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 4736

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

Having tasted quite a few vintages of Patricia Green Etzel Block recently, as well as a couple of other aged wines from PGC, I think most of those are not yet at peak at 10 years. 15 is probably more like it for my taste. Of course, producer, producer, producer.
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 2635

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

Someone told me recently about a popular wine bar in this area that only wants dirty, funky, "natural" wines. Even if something is made that way, if it's not microbially unstable, they basically don't want it. I'm not surprised that some producers are trying to cater to that type of buyer and busine...
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 2635

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

I totally agree about Cornelissen. Garbage wines with a garbage story, and seemingly little-to-no effort to improve things. I also think the claim that more low/no SO2 wines are great is not true at all. Even Gravner has been highly variable for me, with multiple bottles going down the drain. The on...
by Doug Schulman
August 21st, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 5943

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Adam Frisch wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Pinotage has come up twice now. What's so bad with it? Never tried any even when I was there.
Have you ever been around a big fire when a car tire gets thrown on? That smell is just the beginning of the problems.
by Doug Schulman
August 21st, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Franz Hirtzberger Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Honivogl
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: TN: 2004 Franz Hirtzberger Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Honivogl

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 8:50 am
One of my three favorite Gruners. Love this wine.
What are the other two?
by Doug Schulman
August 20th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Domaine Huet - Vouvray Pétillant Brut (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: TN: 2013 Domaine Huet - Vouvray Pétillant Brut (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

I don’t usually think there’s much to this wine. The Reserve can be a lot better, even impressive.
by Doug Schulman
August 20th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Saint-Emilion classification runs into more trouble
Replies: 33
Views: 2133

Re: The Saint-Emilion classification runs into more trouble

What a circus. At this point, I don't think the system serves any commercial purpose at all. At least, not in a meaningful way regarding consumer decisions.
by Doug Schulman
August 20th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 2963

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

Then where did you come up with a number for consumer rejection for cannabis, as mentioned in your first post?
by Doug Schulman
August 19th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 2963

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

Thank you so much for posting. Do you know how the concentration for consumer rejection that you cite was measured? I can't recall exactly how "rejection" is defined. Need to dig back into the paper. I do know that they spike wines with eucalyptol in increasing concentrations and had consumers scor...
by Doug Schulman
August 18th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 2963

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

"And this is not only affecting vineyards - I understand that the avocado harvest in parts of Carpinteria will be way down because growers there have had to find alternative sprays to use and they have not been as effective." The avocado growers were here long before the cannabis was planted, and n...
by Doug Schulman
August 17th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.
Replies: 31
Views: 1951

Re: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.

I wouldn't bet more than I could afford to lose that this is correct. I seem to remember hims saying something of the sort during the course of a long tasting at the end of the day. My [mis]interpretation of what he might have said might also have been affected by the fact that I have spoken to mor...
by Doug Schulman
August 16th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5629

Re: Rhys Hillsides

The issue remains that I don’t think any of us know what the trajectory of Rhys wines really is, or where the potential bar is set. I agree it’s a bit of a crap shoot to open them soon, but it’s a crap shoot to open them later. We don’t know when the time will be right. I understand why you'd say t...
by Doug Schulman
August 16th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 2963

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

Hi All, its been a long long time since I've posted (back in my Donelan days). So long in fact I had to open a new account. A friend passed along the thread and asked if I would contribute. To John Cabot's point - it is noteworthy that he has been surrounded by cannabis grows and hasn't seen impact...
by Doug Schulman
August 16th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2125

Re: 09 Wine

Not Jeremy, and I haven't had the 2009 recently, but it can be right up there. It has its own style, but if you had to place it in Burgundy you might think of higher-altitude Chambolle I guess. The 2015 and 2012 that I drank a couple of months ago were brilliant. The plot is right in the heart of A...
by Doug Schulman
August 16th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking 30 year old NV brut Champagnes
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Drinking 30 year old NV brut Champagnes

I'm surprised to see Piper in the top category. The others there do not surprise me, nor do the wines in the lowest category. It is very interesting. I've never had a NV Champagne anywhere close to that age.
by Doug Schulman
August 16th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1665

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Scott is correct. They can, but they don't. By the way, Wine.com has been one of the major forces behind preventing interstate shipping laws from opening up.
by Doug Schulman
August 16th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 44
Views: 1497

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

I suspect a lot of this depends on when you plan to drink the wines. For drinking now, to my taste, the '08 Cristal is slightly better than '06 Comtes (agreeing with Chris here), but nowhere near worth the price difference. With considerable bottle age, I expect that to change. And yes, very differe...
by Doug Schulman
August 14th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hi everyone in Boston
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Re: Hi everyone in Boston

Welcome, Diane, to Boston and to Wineberserkers! I'm sure Kevin can help to keep you up on some local happenings. I've been out of the loop for a bit with two small children at home, but I'm sure we will meet at some point and open some nice wines. BYO situation in this area is pretty bleak, but we ...
by Doug Schulman
August 14th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Premier Cru Aubry de Humbert
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: TN: 2008 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Premier Cru Aubry de Humbert

No problem at all, Mike.

I think this is a very interesting bottling that shines in strong vintages. It probably deserves more attention.
by Doug Schulman
August 14th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2125

Re: 09 Wine

Jeremy, how do you think the Egly-Ouriet compared to some of the Burgundies in terms of quality? Not Jeremy, and I haven't had the 2009 recently, but it can be right up there. It has its own style, but if you had to place it in Burgundy you might think of higher-altitude Chambolle I guess. The 2015...
by Doug Schulman
August 13th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Premier Cru Aubry de Humbert
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: TN: 2008 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Premier Cru Aubry de Humbert

Thanks for the fine TN, Kirk. From this past May, just the NV bottling: " Aubry de Humbert NV Champagne On the very crisp and crystalline side, which softens a little with air, there is authority here and quite the nice long spine. I might want a little bit more fruit, but it's not absent. Very ref...

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