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by Ian Dorin
July 25th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boojee wine
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: Boojee wine

12 selections??
by Ian Dorin
July 8th, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered
Replies: 38
Views: 3245

Re: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered

I know they did a huge catering business throughout Napa. I assume that's gone too?
by Ian Dorin
June 28th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 174
Views: 9232

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

The local competitors have suffered, but market competition itself may have improved meanwhile, thereby benefiting wine consumers. There is no doubt that competition is good, as it typically drives down prices, but when you competition closes up shop and nothing returns, that's a different story. I...
by Ian Dorin
June 28th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 174
Views: 9232

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

I am certainly no lawyer but I live in Nashville and my understanding is that current TN law only allows a person or entity to own 2 retail licenses, so that one person or company can only own up to 2 stores in the state. This law (if I am correct) would have to change before the chains would move ...
by Ian Dorin
June 27th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 174
Views: 9232

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Tom, NPR put out that this ruling could also change the limits on who can acquire a license, and that TN won't be allowed to place limits, thus allowing large chains to come in. Is this also true? I am certainly no lawyer but I live in Nashville and my understanding is that current TN law only allo...
by Ian Dorin
June 26th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 174
Views: 9232

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

YES! This is big. Here is our analysis. Tennessee Wine a resounding victory for wine retailer shipping The opinion in the Tennessee Wine case represents a great victory for retailers that want to ship wine into states across the country. The Court in its opinion stated some important principles: 1)...
by Ian Dorin
June 13th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 105
Views: 9999

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Ever since I started selling barrels to cult wineries --and I'm trying to quit--people have said that these wineries created an artificial shortage. Of course, what's an artificial shortage in Napa is the library of a prestigious chateau in Bordeaux. Recently people wondered if Parker's retirement ...
by Ian Dorin
June 10th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle condition - signs of seepage
Replies: 38
Views: 2093

Re: Bottle condition - signs of seepage

Color matters the most. Great color will trump all.
by Ian Dorin
June 10th, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 105
Views: 9999

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

What is the three tier system? Winemaker----Distributor-----retail (store, restaurant, don't think online sales count, secondary market) See post 31. Jim - I was thinking numbers like yours too, but it was all guesswork. I looked for the Colgin sale too but couldn't find anything. In the past, Brya...
by Ian Dorin
June 4th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

Guigal La Mouline and Chave Hermitage They age effortlessly. La Mouline would be a tough one for me. Of course would be super appreciative but stylistically not my jam. But......a quick hop, slip and a jump to CC and I could turn it into something I love and make someone else happy in the process. ...
by Ian Dorin
June 4th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

Guigal La Mouline and Chave Hermitage

They age effortlessly.
by Ian Dorin
June 4th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie
Replies: 34
Views: 2261

Re: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie

Yao, I do think Girardin's is possibly the best wine he/they make. Bouchard is almost always excellent these days. Smaller producers, Meo Camuzet's 15 was my WOTY last year. Girardin nailed the wines in 13 and 14. The Quintessence was stunning in 2014. On a consistent basis though, yet another vote...
by Ian Dorin
May 31st, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 44
Views: 4104

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

This has been going on for awhile as Chardonnay is on the ascent. I don’t mind PG, but i’ve Never understood why PG was the most planted white grape in OR by a large margin. I would bet there is a sell through issue too. Shelf life on most OR PG isn't going to be as high as Pinot or Chard, so from ...
by Ian Dorin
May 29th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 44
Views: 4104

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

This has been going on for awhile as Chardonnay is on the ascent. I don’t mind PG, but i’ve Never understood why PG was the most planted white grape in OR by a large margin. I would bet there is a sell through issue too. Shelf life on most OR PG isn't going to be as high as Pinot or Chard, so from ...
by Ian Dorin
May 16th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 44
Views: 2537

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 8:04 am
On the lower end, I find Capbern to often outperform its price point

+1
by Ian Dorin
May 7th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Issues w/ Wine Larder NYC merchant not fulfilling wine orders
Replies: 27
Views: 2025

Re: Issues w/ Wine Larder NYC merchant not fulfilling wine orders

I'm frankly very surprised by all of this. I have gotten to know Joey, and he's always been responsive. Maybe he's traveling and that's why he's been slow to respond?

I know you are frustrated, but I would give him a chance to make this right.
by Ian Dorin
May 1st, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux
Replies: 16
Views: 2137

Re: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux

Charlie Carnes wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 1:25 pm
I am assuming that these opinions really make a difference to the market?
Some matter a lot more than others.
by Ian Dorin
May 1st, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux
Replies: 16
Views: 2137

Re: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux

As a lawyer, I didn't think that "going after people for misusing his content" was a particularly unique approach. I did wonder at his comment about being in possession of a "complete" report meant that the possessor was in possession of stolen property. Is there a complete report (with scores) out...
by Ian Dorin
May 1st, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux
Replies: 16
Views: 2137

Re: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux

I was surprised this wasn't posted yet, but this was really interesting, and I'm a huge fan of his decision. https://vinous.com/articles/bordeaux-2018-back-in-black-apr-2019 What decision are you referring to? The scores are coming out tomorrow. Going after people for misusing his content. Forget t...
by Ian Dorin
May 1st, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux
Replies: 16
Views: 2137

Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux

I was surprised this wasn't posted yet, but this was really interesting, and I'm a huge fan of his decision.

https://vinous.com/articles/bordeaux-20 ... k-apr-2019
by Ian Dorin
April 30th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 2071

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

Leave it exposed to air for long enough, and it'll be completely corked.
by Ian Dorin
April 30th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?
Replies: 56
Views: 2966

Re: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?

Calon Segur in terms of classifieds.

VCC for non-classified. Angelus a close second.

Money no object- Ausone, Petrus and Lafleur
by Ian Dorin
April 30th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Duroché | Thiriet | PYCM | Rousseau
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Duroché | Thiriet | PYCM | Rousseau

2017 Maison MC Thiriet Bourgogne Les Blanches - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne (4/29/2019) Balanced, intense and savoury with plush black cherry, polished tannins and serious depth! (91 pts.) I had one of her wines last summer at a restaurant in Burgundy (2016 Cote de Nuits Villages) and a few more at...
by Ian Dorin
April 15th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's with K&L and all those six-packs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

Re: What's with K&L and all those six-packs?

Don't know who that guy is but lately K&L has been offering a lot of 6-pack only purchases as you can see in their live product feed, all of which are special order wines. Just curious if this is really standard practice in other shops / retailers. I for one rarely see this online, but that is just...
by Ian Dorin
April 15th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2272

Re: Westchester Co NY

Any date thrown out yet? I'd be interested since I work in the area :)
by Ian Dorin
April 3rd, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines
Replies: 28
Views: 1949

Re: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines

I'll go one step farther- Detert East Block Cabernet Franc. I'm not sure that you are going to get "restraint" from BTK. The vineyard is positioned for ripeness. I think that's why you get answer like Mondavi, Detert and MacDonald. The latter 2 are tucked away close to the hillside, so they are a bi...
by Ian Dorin
April 1st, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Truchot vs. Tremblay
Replies: 22
Views: 1594

Re: Truchot vs. Tremblay

Quality wise, yes. I find that Tremblay has very sweet tannins though, quite a distinction from Truchot though.
by Ian Dorin
March 22nd, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .
Replies: 31
Views: 2710

Re: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .

what sense does that make with earlier vintages selling on winebid for prices ranging from 1-5k? What vintage of Roumier Musigny can you currently buy for $1k? wine-searcher shows the 2011 at $1300. I think you missed a zero. It says the last global offer price in February 2019 was $13,042 Unless I...
by Ian Dorin
March 22nd, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Latour rereleases the 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2574

Re: Chateau Latour rereleases the 2008

I do not understand this politic. The wine is still not ready for consumption. Latour develops like a snail. 10 years is nothing for this wine. What did Mouton cost EP? Maybe this is the explanation. I've found most of the 2008s to be approaching a great window. I had Mouton last summer, and it was...
by Ian Dorin
March 22nd, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .
Replies: 31
Views: 2710

Re: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 1:12 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 12:28 pm
what sense does that make with earlier vintages selling on winebid for prices ranging from 1-5k?
What vintage of Roumier Musigny can you currently buy for $1k?
I had the same reaction. Even $5K is a stretch with VIG included.
by Ian Dorin
March 21st, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 Clos Saron "Once Upon a Time" cabernet sauvignon
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: 1996 Clos Saron "Once Upon a Time" cabernet sauvignon

Double decanted four hours prior to a (rather lame sweet Italian sausage sandwich) dinner, this magnum threw off a tremendous amount of sediment, and was also intensely aromatic. Even standing a few feet away from the decanter, the perfume reminded me of being in a winery cellar where there were op...
by Ian Dorin
March 16th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 4714

Re: $3000 bottle

I doubt this is Todd Anderson.

Which begs the question, who is that much more crazy?
by Ian Dorin
March 12th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?
Replies: 65
Views: 3683

Re: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?

John Kapon was halfway down our table on the other side. At some point early on, I looked over and saw him unwrapping and eating what appeared to be a cheesesteak! Told directly to me from someone I know who was seated at Kapon’s table during the Gala Dinner: “He brought two pastrami sandwiches to ...
by Ian Dorin
March 12th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?
Replies: 65
Views: 3683

Re: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?

I think you need to take this event within context. For those like Ray who can go to a venue where the food is the star, and enjoy wines around it with a focused theme, that's great. It's intimate and private, big pluses. The Gala is a truly exceptional night of wine, but if you think about the food...
by Ian Dorin
February 16th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gianfranco Soldera has passed
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Gianfranco Soldera has passed

George Tita wrote:
February 16th, 2019, 9:04 am
Divisive person, divisive wines... But the evening some friends and I opened '96, '04, '06 of the Soldera Brunello was an evening to remember - those wines were thrilling.
He was a trailblazer, no doubt about that. So sad to see another legend pass in such a short period of time.
by Ian Dorin
February 15th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?
Replies: 37
Views: 2037

Re: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?

I do, but only at auction for back vintages, which are absurdly cheap. I can often find the reserve wines all in for under $125.
by Ian Dorin
February 14th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody buying the latest Blankiet release ?
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: Anybody buying the latest Blankiet release ?

Is this the 2015 offer? These wines with Graeme making them are on a whole other level. A good friend of mine was there recently and was absolutely floored by the quality.
by Ian Dorin
February 11th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Burgs
Replies: 23
Views: 1509

Re: 2016 Burgs

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Clerget versueil
SSSHHHHH!!!!!

But seriously, the wine is insanely good, and quite well priced.

2016 Lignier Michelot was also quite good.
by Ian Dorin
February 9th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy's Storage in DC
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Zachy's Storage in DC

Bob Davis wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Problem solved thanks to Ian and Tim. Looking forward to doing business in the near future.
Glad we could help!
by Ian Dorin
February 7th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 He-li-an-thus offering
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: 2016 He-li-an-thus offering

For me, this is far more "Bordeaux-like", so I love it.
by Ian Dorin
February 7th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy's Storage in DC
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Zachy's Storage in DC

Hey Bob, I just sent you an email via WB. Let's chat soon!
by Ian Dorin
January 27th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BD10 - Zachy's DC with some deep discounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: BD10 - Zachy's DC with some deep discounts

AndrewH wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 12:56 pm
I look forward to checking out your DC location in person for pickup!
Excellent!
Get to know Emily and Tim when you come by! They are a part of our super staff in DC.
by Ian Dorin
January 27th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BD10 - Zachy's DC with some deep discounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: BD10 - Zachy's DC with some deep discounts

Julius L wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 8:38 am
Can the order be transfered to the Scarsdale location for local pickup (avoiding shipping charges)?
Yes, it can be transferred. Set it for DC pick up for now, and then PM me once you do.
by Ian Dorin
January 27th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BD10 - Zachy's DC with some deep discounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: BD10 - Zachy's DC with some deep discounts

Hi all! We will have a special link for everyone on Sunday where the prices below will automatically populate for all Wine Berserkers! We sharpened our pencils quite deep on these offers, as we wanted to show you what our DC location has to offer! Check it out! Here is the link! https://dc.zachys.c...
by Ian Dorin
January 25th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BD10 - Zachy's DC with some deep discounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

BD10 - Zachy's DC with some deep discounts

Hi all! We will have a special link for everyone on Sunday where the prices below will automatically populate for all Wine Berserkers! We sharpened our pencils quite deep on these offers, as we wanted to show you what our DC location has to offer! Check it out! Here is the link - https://dc.zachys.c...
by Ian Dorin
January 23rd, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mondavi Reserve 1974 in Mag
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Mondavi Reserve 1974 in Mag

Andrew S. wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 9:57 pm
Ned,

Good to hear. I wish I had 750s then, as it takes a special occasion to open a mag of this for us. Thank you for your note.
I still find many of the 750s holding quite strong, and often need quite a bit of time to open up for a 45 year old Cali wine.
by Ian Dorin
January 19th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G. Conterno Barolo ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1615

Re: G. Conterno Barolo ?

TBurklow wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 9:47 am
The 2015 PYCM En Remilly at $150 is not bad at all....assuming that is what you are actually getting
Watch it turn out to be Thomas Morey.
by Ian Dorin
January 18th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G. Conterno Barolo ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1615

Re: G. Conterno Barolo ?

Went to a well known steakhouse in NYC and saw this on the wine list: Barolo, G. Conterno 2013 $204. When I inquired about the wine, the wine director told me it was Giacomo Conterno, to which I replied I was only aware he made Francia and Cerretta (and Monfortino). Wine director insisted it was Gi...
by Ian Dorin
January 18th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 59
Views: 2362

Re: Please tell me about Fait Main wines

In all seriousness, you may have signed up since this is the label of Benoit Toquette. I am a huge fan of the wines. I do think they differ enough from Realm that you are buying something unique. I love Familiar Air. For me, it's at the top of my list of QPR from Napa. For $100, it's a lot of wine. ...

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