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by Theodore Anderson
November 27th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Legend - 1969 Chappellet
Replies: 15
Views: 1371

Re: The Legend - 1969 Chappellet

Here's a short video of Galloni talking to Togni about the '69. Interestingly, he notes that the young vines that produced this were succumbing to leaf roll virus and each successive vintage was "of decreasing merit". https://www.vinous.com/multimedia/philip-togni-on-the-1969-chappellet-cabernet-sau...
by Theodore Anderson
November 26th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When do you think shipping season will close? And..
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: When do you think shipping season will close? And..

Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 6:02 am
outside of extraordinary freezes, I don't worry about "too cold."
I agree - I've had wine delivered (in error) during some 0F daytime high/-20F overnight freezes and even that was okay with no seepage or pushed corks.
by Theodore Anderson
November 16th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moulin Touchais Labels
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Moulin Touchais Labels

Otto, thanks! Kind of what I suspected.
by Theodore Anderson
November 16th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moulin Touchais Labels
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Moulin Touchais Labels

Here's what I'm talking about. They seem relatively common, I've had more of the reserves than the plain labels...
by Theodore Anderson
November 15th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moulin Touchais Labels
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Moulin Touchais Labels

What's the difference between the plain label and the Reserve de nos Vignobles? All of the best/freshest bottles I've had have been the reserve but I've never had them side by side to actually compare them.
by Theodore Anderson
October 2nd, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Orin Swift 8 Years Release
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: Orin Swift 8 Years Release

Sounds like you don't understand these wines.
by Theodore Anderson
September 25th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4317

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

Has anyone tasted Hanzell now that they're making Cabernet again?
by Theodore Anderson
July 29th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconditioned Wine
Replies: 24
Views: 1354

Re: Reconditioned Wine

FWIW, I've been extremely impressed by the Remoissenet library releases thus far.
by Theodore Anderson
July 7th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Self-Disgorgement?
Replies: 21
Views: 964

Re: Self-Disgorgement?

John Morris wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 8:38 am
From that heading, I thought this was going to be a thread about the consequences of over-indulging.
It's called self-overserving now.
by Theodore Anderson
June 20th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2933

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

I don't understand the "it smells terrible but tastes good" mantra, to me the odor and flavor are purely fecal throughout. Years ago, someone convinced me to try a durian popsicle from that Asian market near Pikes Place. I took a bite, chewed it up, swallowed, and immediately vomited on the sidewalk.
by Theodore Anderson
June 16th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 116
Views: 3402

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I'd certainly drink a lot more wine if it had less alcohol.
by Theodore Anderson
June 5th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eye-opener TN: 1991 Nalle Dry Creek Zinfandel
Replies: 13
Views: 830

Re: Eye-opener TN: 1991 Nalle Dry Creek Zinfandel

I opened an '86 in January and really liked it: Dried strawberries, mint, clove, cinnamon, very sweet and incredibly spicy. No shortage of acidity or tannin here, and seems very low alcohol. Well preserved but nowhere else to go. Intensity is certainly there but I'd add a few points for more complex...
by Theodore Anderson
May 9th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 28
Views: 1117

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

I opened an '05 Clisson last summer and in many ways it was a perfect wine. In an evening of PYCM, Zind, Chapoutier blanc, Touchais, Foreau, the Clisson was somehow the wine I couldn't stop thinking about the next day.
by Theodore Anderson
May 8th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Georges Lelektsoglou
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Georges Lelektsoglou

Has anyone tasted stuff from Georges Lelektsoglou? There's almost no notes in CT and surprisingly little written out there save for a bit of hype from Fass. Would love to know more about his Cote-Roties.
by Theodore Anderson
April 26th, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Harrington Zinfandel Zeni Ranch (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino Ridge)
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2015 Harrington Zinfandel Zeni Ranch (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino Ridge)

Thanks, great piece.

"Electricity still has not reached the Zeni Ranch, so we usually only check email when we go to town."
by Theodore Anderson
April 25th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Harrington Zinfandel Zeni Ranch (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino Ridge)
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2015 Harrington Zinfandel Zeni Ranch (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino Ridge)

Do you happen to know if this is the fruit source for the Ridge Mendocino Zin from the 70s?
by Theodore Anderson
April 13th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1765

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

I have no trouble pairing reds with asparagus/broccoli/brussels if they've been grilled or oven roasted at high heat with plenty of oil and have a good char on them.
by Theodore Anderson
April 13th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: JosephPhelps Scheurebe LateHrvst '83...(short/boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: TN: JosephPhelps Scheurebe LateHrvst '83...(short/boring)

We had the '85 of this in January and it was weird enough that I didn't even write a note on it. It was totally blown off the table by a 375ml of '82 Phelps Special Select Late Harvest Riesling.
by Theodore Anderson
March 13th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm shipment into Bomb Cyclone
Replies: 22
Views: 1540

Re: Realm shipment into Bomb Cyclone

Doesn't look cold enough to freeze wine.
by Theodore Anderson
January 31st, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkscrews Wine Storage - Colorado
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Corkscrews Wine Storage - Colorado

I've picked up wine there and been to organized tastings. I also have friends who store wines there. Seems like a good operation.
by Theodore Anderson
January 23rd, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mondavi Reserve 1974 in Mag
Replies: 18
Views: 844

Re: Mondavi Reserve 1974 in Mag

I opened a 750 of the '73 Reserva recently and it seemed pretty bruised and pruny so we had a glass and moved on. I tried the remainder the next day and it was fresh and drinking really well.
by Theodore Anderson
January 4th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wine label blurbs - post your best
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: Great wine label blurbs - post your best

Warning: Research has reconfirmed that wine is most often used moderately and responsibly and contributes significantly to the American culture, society, and economy.
by Theodore Anderson
January 1st, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 7880

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

1967 Remoissenet Clos des Chenes
by Theodore Anderson
December 29th, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Why I would French kiss Kermit Lynch
Replies: 15
Views: 1623

Re: TN: Why I would French kiss Kermit Lynch

I'd brush mustaches with him.
by Theodore Anderson
December 16th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8289

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

Mine is about 50/50 interesting wines and NSFW BDSM stuff, not sure if people are interested in seeing that?
by Theodore Anderson
December 3rd, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 3424

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

I shoplifted most of it.
by Theodore Anderson
December 2nd, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1973 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Prado Enea
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: TN: 1973 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Prado Enea

I can't comment on the Prado, but the Seleccion Especial certainly seems to have shifted in that same period from a lighter, aromatic, classic Rioja to a dense, black, high alcohol wine showing overt French oak.
by Theodore Anderson
December 1st, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1973 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Prado Enea
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: TN: 1973 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Prado Enea

Oddly enough, we drank a '69 Prado Enea last night: Dusty, potting soil, mushroom type aromas at first that lessened with air but didn't entirely disappear. Orange peel, tobacco, some sweet decay/sous bois, a touch of aromatic oak still, and a bare thread of tangy acidic sweetness keep it from being...
by Theodore Anderson
November 23rd, 2018, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging two buck chuck?
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Aging two buck chuck?

I was blinded on a 2007 Yellow Tail Cabernet "Reserve" recently. It was chocolatey, sickly sweet, and flaccid.
by Theodore Anderson
October 24th, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K and L shipping to certain states
Replies: 25
Views: 2163

Re: K and L shipping to certain states

John Glas wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Is the third party shipping more?
No, but it takes the better part of 2 weeks and seems to get routed through places they can't predict like Dallas.
by Theodore Anderson
October 9th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8-Decade Barolo Tasting- San Diego 11/15 @ 12pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1861

Re: 8-Decade Barolo Tasting- San Diego

Any advice for preparing a '47 Borgogno Riserva red top? Looks like David double decanted and served three hours later with success.
by Theodore Anderson
August 17th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 NICOLAS JOLY CLOS de la COULEE de SERRANT SAVENNIERES-COULEE de SERRANT
Replies: 35
Views: 1024

Re: 1995 NICOLAS JOLY MOELLEUX CLOS de la COULEE de SERRANT SAVENNIERES-COULEE de SERRANT

Blake Brown wrote:
August 17th, 2018, 11:46 am
Does your bottle have the same imprint in the neck area?
Yes, and as far as I can tell he doesn't make enough moelleux to justify its own label. It's really just a little sticker so if the bottle were soaked it would likely come off.
by Theodore Anderson
August 17th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 NICOLAS JOLY CLOS de la COULEE de SERRANT SAVENNIERES-COULEE de SERRANT
Replies: 35
Views: 1024

Re: 1995 NICOLAS JOLY MOELLEUX CLOS de la COULEE de SERRANT SAVENNIERES-COULEE de SERRANT

My bottles have a small "moelleux" neck tag, was there some other designation on the label I'm not seeing?
by Theodore Anderson
August 16th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Verite 'Le Desir'
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: 2001 Verite 'Le Desir'

I served the '02 of this double blind to a group recently and while it got some good marks for being friendly, nobody thought it was particularly great or promising for future development.
by Theodore Anderson
August 16th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick TN - 1974 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: Quick TN - 1974 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet

I recently opened a '73 of this, initially pretty pruny/stale coffee it actually needed quite a bit of air to freshen up. After that it was a pretty enjoyable, if not profound old Cabernet.
by Theodore Anderson
May 1st, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine - 1984
Replies: 21
Views: 873

Birth Year Wine - 1984

I recently had an '84 Ridge Jimsomare that was almost ready and hear good things about the Monte Bello. Vega-Sicilia Valbuena 5 was also pretty good the last time I had it.
by Theodore Anderson
April 9th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Muscadet Appreciation Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1121

Muscadet Appreciation Thread

I really enjoyed an '05 Pepiere Clisson recently: Smells vividly of the ocean, oysters, tidepools. Hardly any fruit aside from the squirt of fresh lemon. Pretty fascinating wine.
by Theodore Anderson
March 25th, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 24
Views: 1000

TN: 2005 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Robert Alfert, Jr. wrote:2550 feet. Trimpi called them bumps.
That's actually super impressive. Yesterday I rode a little farther, up the steepest stuff I can find here in CO, and barely managed twice that elevation gain.
by Theodore Anderson
March 2nd, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Evaporative Cooling Systems AKA Swamp Coolers?
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Evaporative Cooling Systems AKA Swamp Coolers?

would one of these evaporative coolers bring the temperature down from let's say, 85 to 70 for a few days until the primary can be repaired or replaced. A portable ac would have to be vented through a partially open cellar door. I'm asking if whether or not that would be necessary with one of these...
by Theodore Anderson
February 4th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Care for the elderly (1964 Ch Talbot)
Replies: 50
Views: 1776

Care for the elderly

How do people provide comfort care for 60+ year old Nebbiolo that has turned nearly orange? I know fine sediment can be a problem, but how do you begin to judge how much air they might need?
by Theodore Anderson
January 31st, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?
Replies: 87
Views: 4556

Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?

Here's an unusual one that is, as far as I can tell, the first Ridge wine from Geyserville.
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by Theodore Anderson
January 31st, 2018, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you trust me as a wine consultant?
Replies: 83
Views: 3111

Would you trust me as a wine consultant?

John Morris wrote:What does he do for a living? He certainly couldn't abstain while working for his MW.
I think he grappled with alcoholism after earning the degree. I guess he's an author, educator, and consultant now.
by Theodore Anderson
January 31st, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you trust me as a wine consultant?
Replies: 83
Views: 3111

Would you trust me as a wine consultant?

Doesn't MW Tim Hanni abstain from alcohol?
by Theodore Anderson
January 22nd, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Benchmark Wine Group Website....
Replies: 30
Views: 1963

New Benchmark Wine Group Website....

Ken V wrote:
Theodore Anderson wrote:That atrocious website, combined with their new holding fees, has entirely stopped me from buying from them.
Say what? [scratch.gif]
$14/month for 1-12 bottles held between November & April.
by Theodore Anderson
January 20th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Benchmark Wine Group Website....
Replies: 30
Views: 1963

New Benchmark Wine Group Website....

That atrocious website, combined with their new holding fees, has entirely stopped me from buying from them.
by Theodore Anderson
January 14th, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

TN: 2008 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

All of mine have been fizzy and stunk of diapers.
by Theodore Anderson
January 3rd, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Clos Mogador
Replies: 23
Views: 1202

TN: 2001 Clos Mogador

Love this wine, it's drinking very well now. I had a '94 a couple weeks ago that was superb as well.
by Theodore Anderson
November 18th, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1975 Angelo Papagani, Alicante Bouschet
Replies: 18
Views: 575

TN: 1975 Angelo Papagani, Alicante Bouschet

Teinturier grape so they usually have very good color.

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