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by JG Salazar
September 19th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 23
Views: 1413

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

Wow.
by JG Salazar
September 16th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 22
Views: 1523

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

joz€f p1nxten wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Ex-domaine price hasn't moved over the last years, FWIW
Wholesale pricing hasn't changed much here in NY either. Goes up $2-$3/btl every vintage, tops.
by JG Salazar
September 5th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10793

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

That would mean everything else is cooked too then right? That's the question, but without knowing the storage set-up at the winery, I can't say. All we received was the '15 Cordeloux, and I don't know if Polaner asked for the other cuvées back from retailers, though there doesn't seem to be many p...
by JG Salazar
September 5th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10793

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

The explanation I was given from Team Polaner is that they learned of sub-optimal storage conditions at the winery during a recent visit. The heat, combined with the lengthy AOC/VDF bureaucratic mess, had a negative effect on the wine. In my nearly 20 years of buying from Polaner, this is a first. F...
by JG Salazar
August 29th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10793

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Turns out, Yaacov was right. I'm currently in the process of getting any 2015 Benetiere we did sell back for credit/exchange, and have sent remaining inventory back to the local distributor. This isn't an isolated occurrence, as multiple wine professionals in my orbit have voiced similar concerns an...
by JG Salazar
July 20th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 5988

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Corey N. wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Meiomi Pinot Noir was awful. No varietal character whatsoever, it tasted like chewing tobacco.
Instant classic.
by JG Salazar
July 15th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 32
Views: 2011

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

Tempier is one of the rosés that definitely improves with age. They tend to lose some of the their youthful exuberance, in exchange for enhanced texture and length. After a few years, you can really start to notice the difference. I usually stash a sixer or more of 750mls and some mags, depending on...
by JG Salazar
July 12th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype

In my younger days we used to make a cocktail of 2 parts zinfandel to 1 part Orangina over crushed ice, stolen from the Fanta-based version I'd tried in Spain. Plenty delicious.
by JG Salazar
June 22nd, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Ghosting Incident
Replies: 79
Views: 6661

Re: Retailer Ghosting Incident

The lack of comms is a huge problem, for me. I'd go nuts if someone on our team left a customer dangling without intel in a situation like this.
by JG Salazar
June 15th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The future of Vietti
Replies: 10
Views: 2391

Re: The future of Vietti

Luca is such a sweetheart.

I highly recommend his episode on Levi Dalton's I'll Drink to That podcast if anyone here has yet to listen.
by JG Salazar
June 10th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2754

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

Trawling through Wine-Searcher's database... So, it appears they're only looking at prices of wines listed on their site, as well as not factoring production volume. Then, is it even the lowest price listed or some average that includes the high-ball listings? I agree with Dan, the real average is ...
by JG Salazar
June 7th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 105
Views: 10432

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

We haven't bought Bryant for retail in several years. Wholesale pricing in NY was always nuts, and it got the point where most consumers buying the wine were getting it for less than we were. Easy pass.
by JG Salazar
May 28th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave worth the price?
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: Eurocave worth the price?

I've had one for 10+ years now, and have no complaints. I wish I had room for two more, frankly.
by JG Salazar
May 22nd, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 Portuguese wines, not Port?
Replies: 30
Views: 1478

Re: Age-worthy, classic Portugese wines, not Port?

In the Lisboa region, Quinta de Chocapalha. Sandra Tavares of Wine and Soul parents' estate. She makes the wine, her sister sells them. Their Arinto is an age worthy white. My favorite reds are the Vinha Mae (has a bit of Syrah) and the CH (100% Touriga Nacional). In the Alentejo, Herdade do Moucha...
by JG Salazar
April 5th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 54
Views: 2251

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

Chris - We opened these all few days ago with María José, and they all showed very well. Personally, I found the '06 to be a bit lighter, with brighter red fruit vibes than either the '04 or '05 bottlings. It has plenty of depth, but not as much weight as either of those vintages. Full disclosure, I...
by JG Salazar
April 4th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to the high bidder
Replies: 21
Views: 2402

Re: Congratulations to the high bidder

alan weinberg wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 6:46 am
Tom Reddick wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 12:56 am
So why is a $30K bottle of Leroy Musigny in a plastic baggie and cardboard box?
because real wine lovers don’t give a s**t about packaging.
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by JG Salazar
December 11th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 167
Views: 7499

Re: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation

Great post, Joost.
by JG Salazar
December 10th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically
Replies: 65
Views: 3974

Re: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically

Cécile's wines can be beautifully aromatic, but above all they stand out for their filigree structure. Not every year or every cuvée—though more and more consistently since 2009—but when they show well, their textural properties make them very singular. In Burgundy, people are prepared to pay for s...
by JG Salazar
December 6th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Angerville
Replies: 35
Views: 1956

Re: Angerville

Opened a 2008 Ducster about a month ago, and while it has plenty of life ahead, boy howdy was it delicious. I shared with some of the crew so they could see what people talk about when they talk about silkiness in wine.
by JG Salazar
November 30th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crowdsource Question: Disrupting the Three Tier Model?
Replies: 24
Views: 1019

Re: Crowdsource Question: Disrupting the Three Tier Model?

There are a lot of businesses who direct import. K&l and blue Danube are just two examples. Both CA-based businesses, with direct import licenses. Retailers with these kinds of licenses can direct import, buy from distributors, and sell from the same premises. Some version of the license even allow...
by JG Salazar
November 29th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 7362

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

ybarselah wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 1:40 pm
JasonHernandez wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:21 am
I’m interested in attending.

Jason Hernandez
this is epic. if you're him, thank you. if you have the same name, still thank you.
Jason is one of the legit wine world GOATs in IMO, nice guy as well.
by JG Salazar
November 28th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 7362

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

JasonHernandez wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:21 am
I’m interested in attending.

Jason Hernandez
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by JG Salazar
November 26th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?
Replies: 28
Views: 996

Re: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?

2008 Leroy Bourgogne Blanc... that Southern had closed out years ago for about $7/btl wholesale... The 2016 is now pushing triple digits retail. Which means it would be about $300 on a chi-chi restaurant list. . leroy_bourgogne-blanc.png Wild, right? Spend enough time in retail, you get to witness ...
by JG Salazar
November 26th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Problem with InstitutionWine.com
Replies: 30
Views: 3632

Re: Problem with InstitutionWine.com

There is a Yelp page for GrapesWine that leads to these guys. Looks like you're not the only one stuck in limbo. Not to be confused with Dan's shop, of course. Best of luck.
by JG Salazar
November 19th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?
Replies: 28
Views: 996

Re: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?

I opened an 2008 Leroy Bourgogne Blanc last week that Southern had closed out years ago for about $7/btl wholesale. The puffy, ballooned capsule was covering a sticky, orange mess of a cork that reeked of maderized wine. Uncorked I could see moisture running up the full length of the closure, and I ...
by JG Salazar
October 18th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: if you could pick one of these DRC to drink today...
Replies: 19
Views: 1031

Re: if you could pick one of these DRC to drink today...

I'd flip a coin between the '06 and '07 Richebourgs...
by JG Salazar
October 15th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1855

Re: Finding Leitz wines

They may be small, but on the other hand, vom Boden is not exactly a behemoth, and yet I'm able to reliably find their producers at major NY retailers and on wine-searcher, including Falkenstein, Weiser-Kunstler, Vollenweider, Lauer, to name a few. And I can reliably find most wines from their enti...
by JG Salazar
October 15th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1855

Re: Finding Leitz wines

Alan is correct. Leitz switched to a much smaller importer, Kevin Pike, who has at most maybe 1-4 people on the street selling his book here in NY, versus the massive team that Skurnik employs. There are so many people selling wine in NY, that it's very hard to get in front of buyers, especially wit...
by JG Salazar
October 6th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon, added Hirtzberger and 2016 Gonon
Replies: 93
Views: 5379

Re: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon

I'd agree that the food at PF is ok at best, but kudos to them for having such a varied, and price friendly list. I love dropping in for a few bottles when I'm in town. What others have said is true, there isn't a lot of great, or even good food in PG or Monterey, beyond a few legit taco/burrito sp...
by JG Salazar
October 6th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low smell dishwasher soap?
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: Low smell dishwasher soap?

Seventh Generation makes an unscented dish soap that works pretty well.
by JG Salazar
October 6th, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?
Replies: 61
Views: 3064

Re: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?

Wines from Comte Liger Belair are a tough get for NY retailers, and I'm amazed AWC was able to get any to begin with.
by JG Salazar
September 26th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon, added Hirtzberger and 2016 Gonon
Replies: 93
Views: 5379

Re: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon

I'd agree that the food at PF is ok at best, but kudos to them for having such a varied, and price friendly list. I love dropping in for a few bottles when I'm in town. What others have said is true, there isn't a lot of great, or even good food in PG or Monterey, beyond a few legit taco/burrito spo...
by JG Salazar
September 6th, 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP...Kent Rosenblum..
Replies: 31
Views: 1927

Re: RIP...Kent Rosenblum..

Serious bummer, I always enjoyed tasting with Kent and talking story. RIP.
by JG Salazar
August 30th, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 DRC
Replies: 48
Views: 4621

Re: 2015 DRC

Those are priced as if they were bought from an oblivious retailer, and then offered for resale. Hard to imagine putting those out at those levels if you bought direct from the importer.
by JG Salazar
August 9th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with an insane (mostly Spanish) list
Replies: 34
Views: 1253

Help with an insane (mostly Spanish) list

The Envinate Parcela wines are relatively affordable, given their general scarcity. That's what I'd be buying, at least. One tough list, for sure.
by JG Salazar
March 31st, 2018, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Produttori Del Barbaresco Experiment
Replies: 23
Views: 1695

A Produttori Del Barbaresco Experiment

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:Haven't seen any offers on '13 Riservas yet either.
Allocations for everything but the Langhe Nebbiolo have been shrinking in NY since the 2013 normale became a thing. The Riservas were dribbled out on a case by case basis, with few if any retailers getting more than 12/btls of any single cru.
by JG Salazar
March 1st, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Punch: Bonne on BigFlavor Reds
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Punch: Bonne on BigFlavor Reds

FWIW, I brought a Foradori Teroldego (the 2014 Vigneti delle Dolomiti bottling) as a blind wine for tasting on a recent bottling day at a local winery, so all of the tasters were either winemakers or knowledgeable about wine. It was a pretty big wine, and one person there - who has a great palate f...
by JG Salazar
August 8th, 2017, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ever happened to Etude?
Replies: 37
Views: 2934

What ever happened to Etude?

jcoley3 wrote:
Todd Hamina wrote:Tony Soter sold the brand and moved to OR.
This in a nutshell.
100%

These have gone progressively downhill since Tony left, and supply seems to have increased as well.
by JG Salazar
May 1st, 2015, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Cappellano Barolo Pie Franco - Where is it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1601

2010 Cappellano Barolo Pie Franco - Where is it?

Nice allo Ken, most likely the shop's entire nut. We requested an insane amount of all of the wines in our DI, hoping to secure as much of the PF as possible. Have been told our allocation was sizable, though I'm guessing we'll have more Pappy Rye than Pie Franco to sell with what we ending up getti...
by JG Salazar
March 1st, 2012, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni "Best of Sonoma"
Replies: 96
Views: 6110

Re: Galloni "Best of Sonoma"

Hard to believe so many people are logging on to see what kind of points Galloni gave the Anthill wines! I actually found them at least 1 point low across the board. Anthill is quickly moving up my ladder of Pinot producers. I noticed that Kosta-Browne and Williams-Selyem were a little lower than I...
by JG Salazar
March 1st, 2012, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni "Best of Sonoma"
Replies: 96
Views: 6110

Re: Galloni "Best of Sonoma"

Hard to believe so many people are logging on to see what kind of points Galloni gave the Anthill wines!
by JG Salazar
February 23rd, 2012, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo experts/Rocche Dei Manzoni Barolo
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Barolo experts/Rocche Dei Manzoni Barolo

I scored some of the 2001s from SFWTC at $30/btl last year, my guess is that they've parted ways with Chadderdon. The 1996 Bricco Manzoni was $20 and is drinking quite well. All the remarks about oak are spot on, but the '96 was not as overtly oaky as the others. I figure on sitting on them for a wh...
by JG Salazar
February 7th, 2012, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bad Fourrier served badly
Replies: 43
Views: 1742

Re: Bad Fourrier served badly

That could have only been the previous sommelier.
by JG Salazar
December 19th, 2011, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Baudry Chinon "Les Grezeaux" - did I miss something?
Replies: 37
Views: 1403

Re: 2009 Baudry Chinon "Les Grezeaux" - did I miss something?

The 2009s I've had need plenty of air. Try having a glass, re-corking and keeping in the fridge for a day or two before going back in for another look.
by JG Salazar
December 7th, 2011, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Maarten Food and Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: St. Maarten Food and Wine

There's an ok shop near Grand Casse (by the airstrip shopping area) that had some 2005 Rousseau for a decent price when I went two years ago. Also worth checking out if you have the time, Islet Pinel. Get there with a quick boat ride, then enjoy great snorkeling and a drink at the waterside bar, Kar...
by JG Salazar
November 3rd, 2011, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Pegau @ PC $24.99
Replies: 87
Views: 7428

Re: 2008 Pegau @ PC $24.99

I took a box of Pegau for myself as well. Tried it from barrel in the cellar last April and thought it was beautiful. Wish I could have paid $25 to begin with!
by JG Salazar
October 27th, 2011, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the best single bottle of PORT you've had in 2011?
Replies: 112
Views: 3423

Re: What is the best single bottle of PORT you've had in 2011?

I enjoyed a beautifully balanced bottle of 1987 Quinta Malvedos recently. Not a powerhouse, but supple and very flavorful.
by JG Salazar
October 24th, 2011, 2:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC 10/25 - The New California with Jasmine Hirsch of Hir
Replies: 64
Views: 3473

Re: NYC 10/25 - The New California with Jasmine Hirsch of Hir

Hi Robert,

You got my confirm +1, and I'll be bringing the following bottles: 2005 Clos Saron Heart of Stone; 2008 Rhys Family Farm Pinot Noir; 2007 Anthill Tina Marie Pinot Noir; Hirsch Flower Bottle Chardonnay; and 2007 Hirsch Red Dragon Pinot Noir.

Excited to see everyone tomorrow!

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