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by Diane Kessler
October 25th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How irrelevant has The Delectable Wine App become?
Replies: 29
Views: 1611

Re: How irrelevant has The Delectable Wine App become?

I used it and enjoyed it at the beginning. I slowed down using it and then stopped altogether and deleted the app. Too many little issues with it and support team was unresponsive.
by Diane Kessler
October 24th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482162

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

AD Northup wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 5:45 pm
2014 Benoit Dehu La Rue sea Noyers
2012 Bedrock Monte Rosso
I loved this Dehu when I had it in May during Frank’s Champagne Zoom series.
by Diane Kessler
October 24th, 2020, 3:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 669
Views: 44441

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2017 Long Acre Whistling Ridge . The Cellartracker notes indicate that this needs more time, but I was anxious to try my first Goodfellow, and this is a beauty. Lovely aromatics. Tart cherries and cassis on the earthy palate with licorice and rose petals on the long finish. It is not a crime to ope...
by Diane Kessler
October 22nd, 2020, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482162

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Over the weekend, I opened a 1986 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard. A youthful 34 years. Signature eucalyptus nose along with cassis. Mouth coating with flavors of black cherry and eucalyptus. A little drying on the very end, but what a lovely wine. The little remaining in the bottle held up well overnight.
by Diane Kessler
September 27th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 45
Views: 2671

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

I am a long time collector/drinker and the person in charge of our wine collection. It is rare that there is not a bottle of wine on the dinner table, and I am the one who prepares dinner and selects the wine. I am the one who wants to read about it, talk about it, and continue to collect it (althou...
by Diane Kessler
September 6th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14704
Views: 731402

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

alan weinberg wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:08 am
Ployez-Jacquemart, though waiting on confirmation from Panzer.
Ditto
by Diane Kessler
August 30th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 105
Views: 4937

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

Many wonderful wines consumed and at the top were 1996 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard 1994 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill 2001 L’Evangile 2002 Rare My #1 wine 1999 Pratesi Carmignano - because it is at peak and it is a beautiful wine, but also because of the generosity and kindness of a wine friend who gave i...
by Diane Kessler
August 29th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482162

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 3:56 pm
2002 Leoville Barton. I love this producer so
So do I, and this is such a terrific wine for an off vintage.
by Diane Kessler
August 24th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1566
Views: 104688

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

A friend came for dinner yesterday and brought a bottle of 2002 Piper Heidsieck Rare . My first time having it and I was impressed. Wonderfully rich and toasty. Diane, Coincidentally, I had this last night as well! Your's if an apt description. Mine is in a separate thread. Garish bottle, great win...
by Diane Kessler
August 23rd, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1566
Views: 104688

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

A friend came for dinner yesterday and brought a bottle of 2002 Piper Heidsieck Rare. My first time having it and I was impressed. Wonderfully rich and toasty.
by Diane Kessler
August 16th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482162

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1994 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill - the nose leads you to believe it’s Bordeaux. Dark fruit, florals, tobacco, and bell pepper on the palate with bright acids. Tannins are resolved and fruit is beginning to fade and a joy to drink.
by Diane Kessler
August 6th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 74
Views: 2948

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

Chuck Miller wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Babette's Feast. More of a food movie, but wine with the dinner is an integral part of it.
Loved it! My favorite scene in any movie.
by Diane Kessler
August 2nd, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 15615

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

I start drinking it a year after release. The 2018 is outstanding.
by Diane Kessler
July 25th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482162

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1996 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard - fully relaxed tannins, cherries, smoked meat, espresso, lingering finish. Lovely with our Flannery Picanha.
by Diane Kessler
June 29th, 2020, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482162

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 7:21 am
Diane Kessler wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 7:25 pm
1994 Dunn Howell Mountain - red fruit, tobacco, hints of green, high acid. Delicious and youthful.

Drool worthy!!

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Yes, I would think right in your wheelhouse.
by Diane Kessler
June 27th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482162

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1994 Dunn Howell Mountain - red fruit, tobacco, hints of green, high acid. Delicious and youthful.
by Diane Kessler
June 12th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 111
Views: 6598

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Rhys and Ceritas make some of the most compelling Chardonnay with a little bit of age.
by Diane Kessler
June 7th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 15615

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

I'm trying to limit my buying, but the rarities like Vilmart, Bartolo Mascarello, de Beru Chablis, Benoit Dehu, old Terre del Barolo... c'mon, Scott, give me a break here! Cheers, Warren Like you Warren, I have been limiting my purchasing and even resisted the ones you listed, but I couldn’t resist...
by Diane Kessler
June 7th, 2020, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 15615

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Frank Murray III wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Vilmart offered today......bitchen! [thumbs-up.gif]
Definitely grabbing some Rubis Rose, but have you had or do you know anything about the Grand Cellier d’Or from this vintage?
I haven’t been disappointed in anything from Vilmart. I just bought some of each.
by Diane Kessler
May 25th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 6476

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

2011 Platt Vineyard Pinot - Lovely red fruit, spice and sprucy underbrush on the nose. Nice red fruit, sour cranberry and spicy pepper on the palate. Not sure this is going to be the most long lived vintage of this wine, so I would drink in the next few years. I just found the 2010 hiding in the ce...
by Diane Kessler
May 23rd, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482162

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2001 L’Evangile - needs air, but then it is lovely. Cherries, earth, licorice, softening tannins, long finish. Delicious. I like the way 2001s are showing now.
by Diane Kessler
May 16th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First drink after recovering from COVID-19
Replies: 37
Views: 1592

Re: First drink after recovering from COVID-19

Beautiful Champagne with which to celebrate your return to good health. Cheers champagne.gif
by Diane Kessler
May 15th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET
Replies: 27
Views: 1030

Re: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Diane Kessler wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 5:36 am
This is excellent, Frank and Brad. I just took delivery of a few Dehu and it will be great to open one. Frank, I think I will open the same as you, 2014 La Rue des Noyers. Again, thank you for putting this together.
by Diane Kessler
May 15th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET
Replies: 27
Views: 1030

Re: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Diane Kessler wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 5:36 am
This is excellent, Frank and Brad. I just took delivery of a few Dehu and it will be great to open one. Frank, I think I will open the same as you, 2014 La Rue des Noyers. Again, thank you for putting this together.
by Diane Kessler
May 14th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lot of praise for Cellartracker
Replies: 143
Views: 8089

Re: A lot of praise for Cellartracker

The website is fantastic! So helpful and useful. The only thing I haven’t been able to figure out is how to “Edit” (there doesn’t seem to be a button) a bottle once its saved. For instance I just typed in the wrong price by mistake, saved it and now I can’t edit the price. I had to delete the bottl...
by Diane Kessler
May 13th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Radio-Coteau Zinfandel Lemorel (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: TN: 2016 Radio-Coteau Zinfandel Lemorel (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Mike, that is a great note. After being on the mailing list for many years, I finally had an opportunity to taste at the winery in February. I only purchased their Pinots in the past, but they asked if I would like to try the Syrah and this Zinfandel. The Dusty Lane Syrah was outstanding as was the ...
by Diane Kessler
May 13th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET
Replies: 27
Views: 1030

Re: Zoom Event--Benoit Dehu of Champagne Dehu & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 16th @ 10AM PT / 1PM ET

This is excellent, Frank and Brad. I just took delivery of a few Dehu and it will be great to open one. Frank, I think I will open the same as you, 2014 La Rue des Noyers. Again, thank you for putting this together.
by Diane Kessler
May 9th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2518

Re: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET

Another great Zoom Champagne Saturday. I love Vilmart’s lineup and today’s 2010 Grand Cellier was excellent.
by Diane Kessler
May 9th, 2020, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2518

Re: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 3:50 pm
2010 Grand Cellier is in the fridge for tomorrow.
I’ll be drinking this today also. Opened Friday to celebrate a friend’s birthday via Zoom, and saved some for today’s Vilmart Zoom. It was so good that we could have finished it.
by Diane Kessler
May 3rd, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482162

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2008 Arcadian Francesca Pinot Noir. I liked it yesterday, I love it tonight. Dark cherry cola notes and refreshing acidity. I had this on Thursday, and my experience was the opposite of yours. I liked it much more the first night when fruit, tannins and acid were in balance. It turned overly acidic...
by Diane Kessler
May 2nd, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1561

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

What a great event. Of course with my hearing at one point I wondered who was this Philippe Seurat that caused trouble in Champagne? Eventually I realized she was said phylloxera... newhere Diane - I noticed you asking about the Indulgence. My TN from 2015 read: Indulgence Extra Brut Rose 2011 - wh...
by Diane Kessler
May 2nd, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Etienne Calsac Champagne L'échappée Belle Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: TN: NV Etienne Calsac Champagne L'échappée Belle Brut (France, Champagne)

I have 1 bottle of Calsac and I have yet to open it. It’s Les Rocheforts, Blanc de Blanc, and maybe I’ll get to it for one of these Zoom Champagne Saturdays when I don’t have anything from the producer that is featured.
by Diane Kessler
May 2nd, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Chateau Magdelaine
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: 2002 Chateau Magdelaine

Too bad, Jay, that Magdelaine and lamb would have been a fantastic pairing. The 2002 is quite good and accessible.
by Diane Kessler
May 2nd, 2020, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1561

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

Okay, I should have read your whole post. That etching is really hard to read.
LR14DO617ND. It’s like taking an eye test - the writing is so small.
by Diane Kessler
May 2nd, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1561

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

Frank, what information are you looking for on the Resonance? I don’t even see a disgorgement date.
by Diane Kessler
May 1st, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1561

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

I will be opening a Resonance on Saturday, but am wondering if anyone has had the Indulgence.
by Diane Kessler
April 25th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event With Brad Baker & Cedric Mousse of Mousse Fils--4/25 @ 1PM ET
Replies: 82
Views: 2490

Re: Zoom Event With Brad Baker & Cedric Mousse of Mousse Fils--4/25 @ 1PM ET

Thanks everyone. Nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon. champagne.gif
by Diane Kessler
April 23rd, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what to buy next, or help me spend wisely. . .
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Re: what to buy next, or help me spend wisely. . .

I would suggest looking at the Quarantine Relief sub forum here and click on Scherrer. He has an amazing offer, I believe for Pinot Noir and Grenache, at 50% off and free shipping on a case. I would suggest adding some of his other wines in that case at 10% discount. I love everything he makes and h...
by Diane Kessler
April 19th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482162

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2001 Léoville Barton - in a good drinking window. Showing cherries and cedar with good acidity and soft tannins. Long finish. Excellent with our Flannery 24 oz. NY strip.
by Diane Kessler
April 19th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event With Brad Baker & Cedric Mousse of Mousse Fils--4/25 @ 1PM ET
Replies: 82
Views: 2490

Re: Zoom Event With Brad Baker & Cedric Mousse of Mousse Fils--4/25 @ 1PM ET

I’m in but I will have to open a different Champagne since I won’t have received the Mousse Fils I ordered.
by Diane Kessler
April 19th, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?
Replies: 116
Views: 3634

Re: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?

Fred (and Carole), seems like an easy enough decision. No capsules are needed and definitely, no wax!
by Diane Kessler
April 16th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5549

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

I opened the ‘12 Alpine Pinot. Soaring aromatics and my one sip is great right out of the gate. It helped to warm up my palate with an already opened 2014 Lamy.
by Diane Kessler
April 14th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Zoom event????
Replies: 65
Views: 1669

Re: Champagne Zoom event????

I like the idea of daytime Champagne and would be interested 🍾
by Diane Kessler
April 5th, 2020, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 6476

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

I opened a 2013 Hallberg Pinot Noir during the week. Ripe, but elegant with pomegranate, florals, and blood orange. Just what I want from Pinot. I have another bottle that I will leave for a while, as well as the ‘14 and ‘15 Hallberg from the Berserker Day order.
by Diane Kessler
March 30th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Radio-Coteau Las Colinas Syrah
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: TN: 2013 Radio-Coteau Las Colinas Syrah

pnitze wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Not sure exactly why, as I didn’t follow the vintage conditions closely, but Radio Coteau made particularly good wines in 2013. The syrahs and the Lemorel zin are outstanding. I think the 2013 zin may be the best Eric has ever made.
I had the 2013 Platt Vineyard Pinot last week, and it is lovely.
by Diane Kessler
March 28th, 2020, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 515
Views: 25729

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

My first shipment from Lopa, and the first of several I am having delivered to my home. So much easier than transporting it from the office.

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