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by Theodore Anderson
July 15th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the first wine you will give your son/daughter?
Replies: 57
Views: 1605

Re: What is the first wine you will give your son/daughter?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 8:14 am
The first liquid my daughter had after mother’s milk was Krug...
The first liquid my son had after mother’s milk was '89 Coudoulet de Beaucastel...
by Theodore Anderson
June 1st, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: JJPrum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Eiswein-Auslese '75...(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Re: TN: JJPrum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Eiswein-Auslese '75...(short/boring)

This predates eiswein having its own pradikat so I think its use here means the grapes were auslese level ripeness before freezing.
by Theodore Anderson
April 26th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Is Lafouge Meursault Meix Chavaux the Perfect Birthday Wine?
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: TN: Is Lafouge Meursault Meix Chavaux the Perfect Birthday Wine?

Anyone have experience with Roulot Meix Chavaux?
by Theodore Anderson
February 22nd, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5949

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

Arranged to take a flight of wines to a nice restaurant that normally did not permit BYO. We were seated and had our bottles sitting out since we didn't have an opener. The waiter confidently strode over, grabbed a bottle, and begins to quickly open it while introducing himself. The cork immediately...
by Theodore Anderson
February 8th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1984 Vinicola Savese Pichierri Primitivo di Manduria
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: TN: 1984 Vinicola Savese Pichierri Primitivo di Manduria

Chris.C. wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 7:04 am
Very interesting -- never heard of this. I would not have thought a Primitivo of this age would still be drinkable, much less excellent.
Isn't that '59 Jonica that's always floating around made of Primitivo?
by Theodore Anderson
January 31st, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1974 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: TN: 1974 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma

I opened a bottle of the '73 Montelena (obtained from the Men's Warehouse with provenance guarantee) alongside the '74 Heitz Martha's last year. It didn't have the Eucalyptus but it was a damn good wine with plenty of fruit and savoriness that held its own.
by Theodore Anderson
January 18th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC

I opened an '82 LRA 890 a year or two ago and it was great, but still overtly oaky, and probably will remain that way.
by Theodore Anderson
January 12th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Find Petit Sirah To Be Monolithic?
Replies: 70
Views: 3484

Re: Do You Find Petit Sirah To Be Monolithic?

And speaking of Dunn, try to find some of Dunn Vineyard’s Petite Sirah. I opened a '92 of this last month, it was pretty good: This needs air as it's very tightly wound in the first few hours of being open. At hour 4 paired with braised lamb it's finally softened enough to decipher what's going on;...
by Theodore Anderson
December 10th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 277
Views: 7984

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Chris Seiber wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Since nobody has gotten it yet, I'll give a hint - it's a old school style California wine.
Laurel Glen
by Theodore Anderson
December 9th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Betz Family Winery's OR Pinot: SuNu
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Betz Family Winery's OR Pinot: SuNu

I tasted it from barrel last summer, I think they said it was Shea fruit? I thought it was great - vibrant and aromatic - though a little hard to focus on after tasting through the whole Betz lineup.
by Theodore Anderson
November 27th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Legend - 1969 Chappellet
Replies: 15
Views: 1460

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: 765

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: 355

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: 355

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: 355

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: 1339

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: 4806

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: 1405

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: 1108

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: 3087

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: 3534

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: 859

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: 1174

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: 1419

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: 473

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: 473

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: 1800

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: 348

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: 1554

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: 204

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: 854

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: 858

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: 8445

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: 1667

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: 8791

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: 3524

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: 466

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: 466

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: 1022

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: 2243

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: 1911

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: 1077

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: 1077

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: 370

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: 560

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: 888

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: 1193

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.

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