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by Nathan V.
June 19th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Clos Rougeard Les Poyeux
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: 2013 Clos Rougeard Les Poyeux

Got my allocation a few months back. Local (direct) importer said explicitly (in the offer pdf) that Poyeux hadn't been produced in 2013 due to heavy frost. Got some Bourg, Clos and Breze. The importer could be wrong but that would surprise me. Maybe I'm wrong. I saw the boxes in the local distribu...
by Nathan V.
June 19th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Clos Rougeard Les Poyeux
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: 2013 Clos Rougeard Les Poyeux

Jay Miller wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 6:40 am
Given the general issues with the vintage in they Loire perhaps they declassified? Just a guess.
They made all the wines in 2013. I'll be getting an allocation but it will be puny and expensive.
by Nathan V.
June 16th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 33
Views: 1502

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

scamhi wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 7:24 am
https://www.darto.org/us/products/
look at Darto Pans made in Argentina. Of pressed steel not cast. Truly beautiful once seasoned non stick. Super high quality
How did the transaction and shipping go (and how long did it take)?

Pans look cool.
by Nathan V.
June 11th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2776

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

This was my first order from Flannery. When I put the order in I got the side eye from my wife. We have a really good local butcher in town who gets beef from small locally sourced cows so she thought it was crazy to get mail order. I think she thought it was like an Omaha steak deal, frozen, etc. ...
by Nathan V.
June 7th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 33
Views: 1280

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Any more reviews? I'm considering one of these.
by Nathan V.
June 6th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some more wines - Rougeard, Latour a Pomerol, Lahaye, Bise...
Replies: 28
Views: 1744

Re: Some more wines - Rougeard, Latour a Pomerol, Lahaye, Bise...

Greg Mitrakas wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Nathan, thank you for the data point and glad it showed well for you. I may pop an 04 poyeux on Father's Day, depending on menu.
We did it with a big ol' magret breast. Worked great.
by Nathan V.
June 5th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some more wines - Rougeard, Latour a Pomerol, Lahaye, Bise...
Replies: 28
Views: 1744

Re: Some more wines - Rougeard, Latour a Pomerol, Lahaye, Bise...

2004 Rougeard Clos last night was excellent. Interestingly, it started to get tighter after a couple hours of being open.
by Nathan V.
June 5th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday TNs: Cristal, Vilmart, Rivers-Marie, Sanford +
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Sunday TNs: Cristal, Vilmart, Rivers-Marie, Sanford +

[*] 2010 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Coeur de Cuvée - France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru (6/3/2019) Disgorged December 2016, 80% Chard / 20% Pinot Noir. This follows the 2011 CdC that we drank a few weeks ago. I like the 2010 better. This showed citrus peel, cardamom, ginger, lime and...
by Nathan V.
June 4th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday TNs: Cristal, Vilmart, Rivers-Marie, Sanford +
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Sunday TNs: Cristal, Vilmart, Rivers-Marie, Sanford +

[*] 2010 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Coeur de Cuvée - France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru (6/3/2019) Disgorged December 2016, 80% Chard / 20% Pinot Noir. This follows the 2011 CdC that we drank a few weeks ago. I like the 2010 better. This showed citrus peel, cardamom, ginger, lime and...
by Nathan V.
June 4th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Meix Foulot Mercurey 1er cru clos du chateau du montaigu monopole
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: TN: 2012 Meix Foulot Mercurey 1er cru clos du chateau du montaigu monopole

2017s are especially strong here FYI William, how do you find the Chalonnaise vintages tracking the rest of the Côte d'Or? More like Beaune? For vintages like 2013 where I really like wines from the Nuits, but many of the wines from Beaune are much more difficult I'm trying to figure out how to thi...
by Nathan V.
May 30th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Whitcraft Pinot Noir Pence Ranch Clone 828
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: 2016 Whitcraft Pinot Noir Pence Ranch Clone 828

Whitcraft is an under the radar gem and an early SB pioneer. Eyrie is appropriate company.
by Nathan V.
May 29th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2859

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

I think I have aged out of more wines than priced out. Montrose is a perfect example! Needs. So. Much. Time. I think I'll keep going in the hope that at least one of my daughters gets into wine. Being able to drink wines as a young man that I wouldn't afforded on my own with my dad was an amazing e...
by Nathan V.
May 29th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2859

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

The OP question was what is the last wine you would drop allowing each person to define whatever that threshold as you see fit but forcing a choice about what producer/wine is your most beloved. Mine is clearly Mugneret-Gibourg and if I had to choose one wine, it would be the Chambolle Feusselottes....
by Nathan V.
May 23rd, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 600 Bottle Vinotemp (NC)
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: 600 Bottle Vinotemp (NC)

Email and PM sent.
by Nathan V.
May 22nd, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some more wines - Rougeard, Latour a Pomerol, Lahaye, Bise...
Replies: 28
Views: 1744

Re: Some more wines - Rougeard, Latour a Pomerol, Lahaye, Bise...

Good to know where the 05 Rougeard Poyeux is. I wonder if the 04 is also starting to rock. Thinking back to time of release I believe I remember nathan opining that 04 Loire reds would need more time than the 05s. Though he may have been talking about Baudry specifically. Not that they would necess...
by Nathan V.
April 29th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you rank the five first growths
Replies: 54
Views: 2139

Re: How would you rank the five first growths

Haut Brion Latour Lafite Margaux Mouton +1 Me too. I've had the highest highs with Latour and Margaux, but Haut-Brion is so consistently excellent, that it's my #1, I don't worry about "off" vintages. Latour is second and then I think the step function is generally more to the next tier. Like other...
by Nathan V.
April 18th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dig through this wine list challenge.
Replies: 41
Views: 1566

Re: Dig through this wine list challenge.

MONCHHOF ÜRZINGER WÜRZGARTEN, RIESLING, KABINETT, MOSEL, GERMANY 2015 60 DOMAINE COMTE D'ABBATUCCI, AJACCIO 'FAUSTINE' VIEILLES VIGNES, NIELLUCIU & SCIACCARELU, CORSICA, FRA 2014 75 DOMAINE DE L' CÔTES CATALANES HORIZON, SYRAH & CARIGNAN, LANGUEDOC, FRANCE 2015 70 DOMAINE GRAMENON POIGNEE DE RAISINS...
by Nathan V.
April 13th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2352

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

Mark B wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 10:56 am
AndrewH wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 10:54 am
Mean or median cost?
Mean. Total cost of all Champagnes, divided by total bottles. The "true" average cost.
Arithmetic average. Median might be a better true estimate of the average in this case.
by Nathan V.
April 10th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embarrassment Of Riches, Wines Of Emidio Pepe, Valentini and Torre Dei Beati
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Embarrassment Of Riches, Wines Of Emidio Pepe, Valentini and Torre Dei Beati

Thanks for the notes. Had a 2005 Valentini Trebbiano over the weekend that was fantastic with years to go. Need to see if my local supplier will bring in any of the fancy Torre Dei Beatti, I've only had the basic wines (which are great). On the Pepe, those seem to be pretty young. Are they the Europ...
by Nathan V.
April 7th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: CLOSED
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Re: BIG OFFERING: Barthod, Bertheau, Faiveley, Jadot, Lignier, Cappellano, Cavallotto, More

Is the Barthod Rosenthal? Did you buy it in NYC?
by Nathan V.
April 5th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anchovies
Replies: 28
Views: 1139

Re: Anchovies

I had a terrific dish made with these anchovies at Rue Cler in Durham about a year ago: https://www.gustiamo.com/salted-anchovies-from-cetara-by-nettuno/. Also, some hazelnuts from Gustiamo were a revelation, I don’t think I realized until tasting them that it had been years since I’d had a hazelnu...
by Nathan V.
April 1st, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Toronto Restaurants
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Toronto Restaurants

To wrap this up, thanks to those who made recommendations. The hospitality on offer was excellent across the board. Brothers Food & Wine was a great way to start our weekend. Went straight from the plane and had a late lunch. Had a bottle of Pearl Morissette chardonnay that was quite good. The food ...
by Nathan V.
March 27th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?
Replies: 50
Views: 1471

Re: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?

So you'd rather not know if the wines were subject to heat? I'd think given the amount of grey market wines in your area you'd really be interested in that. I know I am and I wish more folks were as well. Not Alan, but of course I am interested. Out of curiosity I left an empty Ponsot bottle out on...
by Nathan V.
March 27th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?
Replies: 50
Views: 1471

Re: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?

hope the closure works better than his temperature dot. I don’t want to pay to be his test subject—the wines are too expensive. So you'd rather not know if the wines were subject to heat? I'd think given the amount of grey market wines in your area you'd really be interested in that. I know I am an...
by Nathan V.
March 27th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?
Replies: 50
Views: 1471

Re: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?

hope the closure works better than his temperature dot. I don’t want to pay to be his test subject—the wines are too expensive. So you'd rather not know if the wines were subject to heat? I'd think given the amount of grey market wines in your area you'd really be interested in that. I know I am an...
by Nathan V.
March 27th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1868

Re: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017

Thank you Drew, Tom, Markus, and Larry- The past 18 months have been difficult. I'm grateful to Esther for taking the time to write this story and incredibly thankful for the support we have been given by our customers, people on the board, our growers, other wineries, and those in the trade. We wo...
by Nathan V.
March 27th, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?
Replies: 50
Views: 1471

Re: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?

hope the closure works better than his temperature dot. I don’t want to pay to be his test subject—the wines are too expensive. So you'd rather not know if the wines were subject to heat? I'd think given the amount of grey market wines in your area you'd really be interested in that. I know I am an...
by Nathan V.
March 21st, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Clos Rougeard
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: ISO: Clos Rougeard

T.Phillips wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 3:06 am
Found!

Thanks!
Yeah, there are bottles to be found these days. Curious what it cost, if that is not impolite to ask.
by Nathan V.
March 20th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Mature Thomas
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: LTB Mature Thomas

I sent a PM, did you see it. I have a magnum of 1998 Thomas I'd be willing to part with.
by Nathan V.
March 20th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Clos Rougeard
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: ISO: Clos Rougeard

What do you mean by good vintage? Loire doesn't necessarily track other major regions in France.
by Nathan V.
March 14th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: TN: 2016 Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 7:29 am
Crush.

I know, wish I could buy tons of this in 375.
Thanks.
by Nathan V.
March 14th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: TN: 2016 Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive

Agreed. I’ve had two bottles out of 375 over last two months. Delicious. Where did you get those? I have never seen a 375 mL and I've been drinking that wine for 20 years. Learn something new every day. I had a 2013 recently that, while young, was quite enjoyable at the table much more so than a 20...
by Nathan V.
March 13th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?
Replies: 68
Views: 3529

Re: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?

For me, Soldera stands alone, in purity, ageability and distinction from any other, as well as for pure enjoyment. Jonathan Agreed. A very rare case where one winery really does seem to have fully captured the magic. I haven't had as much Soldera as I would like, but to me it is sui generis, like R...
by Nathan V.
March 11th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)
Replies: 46
Views: 1430

Re: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)

Thanks Tom! I will PM you for further details. I have lived in the Triangle area since 2003. I have a lot of friends who love to drink my wine [cry.gif] , but I don't have any friends who are serious about wine. Hoping to connect with others who are as passionate as I am about wine and particularly...
by Nathan V.
March 4th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée (France, Champagne)
Replies: 23
Views: 1018

Re: TN: 1999 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée (France, Champagne)

Just tasting the 2009, which is brilliant. Extremely vibrant and incisive. The 2009 is excellent, we had our first bottle a couple of weeks ago. It is an interesting comparison to the 2007 as it is really eerily similar in profile, but younger in its development. I haven't had either the 2006 or 20...
by Nathan V.
March 1st, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Henri et Gilles Buisson St. Romain La Perrière
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: TN: 2014 Henri et Gilles Buisson St. Romain La Perrière

Rosenthal brings these wines into the US and they are available. William, do you have a sense of how the vintages in the more remote outposts of Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise map onto their more glamorous cousins? I sometimes have to buy without tasting and don't have enough experience to hav...
by Nathan V.
March 1st, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Henri et Gilles Buisson St. Romain La Perrière
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: TN: 2014 Henri et Gilles Buisson St. Romain La Perrière

Rosenthal brings these wines into the US and they are available. William, do you have a sense of how the vintages in the more remote outposts of Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise map onto their more glamorous cousins? I sometimes have to buy without tasting and don't have enough experience to have...
by Nathan V.
February 28th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 893
Views: 42990

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Any idea where all these back vintages come from? Is there a bizarro wine berserkers forum in Europe that they buy from and then peddle over here? Sort of. For the unheralded producers, they may very well have arrangements direct with the domain and procure ex-cellars. For other things, there is a ...
by Nathan V.
February 27th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1613

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

Anyone had the 2010 Rancia lately? From magnum 4 moths ago Fantastic. Young Rancia used to be almost as hard to come near in its youth as Fontalloro. Required at least 20 years. But this was so delicious, balanced and oozing of Sangioves in its cleanest appearance. Maybe they changed winemaking? Th...
by Nathan V.
February 27th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 893
Views: 42990

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Any idea where all these back vintages come from? Is there a bizarro wine berserkers forum in Europe that they buy from and then peddle over here? Sort of. For the unheralded producers, they may very well have arrangements direct with the domain and procure ex-cellars. For other things, there is a ...
by Nathan V.
February 15th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Clos de Lambrays, 2011 PYCM Chenevottes
Replies: 18
Views: 797

Re: TN: 2008 Clos de Lambrays, 2011 PYCM Chenevottes

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 7:58 am
Correct.
Thanks.
by Nathan V.
February 15th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Clos de Lambrays, 2011 PYCM Chenevottes
Replies: 18
Views: 797

Re: TN: 2008 Clos de Lambrays, 2011 PYCM Chenevottes

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 5:36 am
They looked great.
Does that mean no staining at all on the sides?
by Nathan V.
February 15th, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Clos de Lambrays, 2011 PYCM Chenevottes
Replies: 18
Views: 797

Re: TN: 2008 Clos de Lambrays, 2011 PYCM Chenevottes

What did the corks look like?
by Nathan V.
February 14th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Cap de Faugeres - lends new meaning to "spoofification"
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2005 Cap de Faugeres - lends new meaning to "spoofification"

I thought it was "spoofiliation." But CdF has been spoofy for a while...back to around 2000. I've always understood the infinitive to be "spoofify." I first heard the word (as an adjective) from Doug Polaner, when he was at Skurnik in the early 2000s. I have it on reliable authority (someone else) ...
by Nathan V.
February 13th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is out of state retailer charging me their states sales tax?
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Re: Why is out of state retailer charging me their states sales tax?

Yup. No choice for the retailers. Dan Posner/Grapes, the Wine Company, White Plains, NY: Please note that, effective February 1st, as per the decision of US Supreme Court, ALL of your purchases from Grapes The Wine Company will be subject to local sales tax. This effects a small population of our c...
by Nathan V.
February 12th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 115
Views: 4631

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

If I were to put them on a stylistic spectrum, Voillot is the most traditional, H. Boillot the most modern and d'Angerville firmly occupying the center (NB: I'm not familiar with all of these producers). One producer that was left off that I personally think is doing outstanding work is Louis Boill...
by Nathan V.
February 12th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Toronto Restaurants
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Toronto Restaurants

on the list that had never been marked up... That and Toronto are super rare if not impossible. Expect almost everywhere to be minimum 2-3x. Sometimes you'll find ally great stuff at less. Especially the older cellars Not impossible to find something interesting especially with US dollars, but barg...
by Nathan V.
February 12th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 115
Views: 4631

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

If I were to put them on a stylistic spectrum, Voillot is the most traditional, H. Boillot the most modern and d'Angerville firmly occupying the center (NB: I'm not familiar with all of these producers). One producer that was left off that I personally think is doing outstanding work is Louis Boillo...
by Nathan V.
February 12th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Toronto Restaurants
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Toronto Restaurants

Thanks everyone so far, I'll be looking into reservations as soon as we can get child care nailed down. From folks responses about wine lists, does everyone allow corkage? Should I bring wine with me from the states (conveniently, I have a wine check) or is there plenty to be found in shops there? B...

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