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by Ian Dorin
December 6th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Winery with Covered Patio?
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Napa Winery with Covered Patio?

Round Pond https://roundpondtest.wpengine.com/experiences/#culinary_experiences Olive Oils 10:00 am Wednesday – Saturday "Il Pranzo" Lunch 11:30 am Wednesday – Saturday Garden-to-Table Brunch Sundays at 10:00 am *************** They're also having their holiday release party, on Saturday, December ...
by Ian Dorin
December 6th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea

Salad and seltzer tonight! Ha! Great note on the Dujac. Love that wine, so clean and classy. Agreed on Ponsot. I find that a lot of the wines from the 90s and early 00s have this funky "trash" smell in the wines at this point. Makes them easy to point out. And I would rather have the pastas they ma...
by Ian Dorin
December 6th, 2018, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cristal Vertical at Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1104

Re: Cristal Vertical at Atera

Love the notes, and as usual I find some interesting spots where you and I overlap. 2007 Cristal was really surprising for me. It's a really good example of the "off vintage" capabilities they have. Totally agree on the 96 and 99. Both are really stunning wines. I think the price of the 96 reflects ...
by Ian Dorin
December 5th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 3997

Re: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

Ian Brand wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 10:14 am
Let's just agree that you don't need four skin fermented natural wines on a list any more than you need to pour both Rombauer and Frank Family by the glass. One will do, and if there's more than one you love, rotate them.
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by Ian Dorin
December 5th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don Perignon "vintage" without date?
Replies: 20
Views: 897

Re: Don Perignon "vintage" without date?

They hAve undated empty bottles (corked and caged) at my grocery. Those are just for display to let you know you can ask for it. Aren’t the black bottles for P2? That was my thought as well. Probably an empty display bottle (they never have vintages on them that I've seen) That's done on purpose too.
by Ian Dorin
December 5th, 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 3997

Re: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

Earlier this year I stopped for a hit of caffeine at a place out near the ocean here. Turned out the place was not just a coffee bar, but a nice dinner restaurant as well. I took a look at the wine list. It seemed as though the wine buyer was waiting for Jon Bonne to drop by, or at least some hipst...
by Ian Dorin
December 4th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 56
Views: 2886

Re: Somm 3

My pleasure, there are some really great things to be learned on these boards, I have sort of followed for years, but just decided to pop in. Trust me, no filmmaker thinks everyone will like their movies so no offense taken - honestly this film (part 3) was pretty wild in that we had no idea what w...
by Ian Dorin
December 4th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 3997

Re: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

Ian, Thanks for piping in here. I understand the concept of wanting to believe that 'native yeasts' really do 'make' a wine unique, but after having made wine for a dozen years now (I know, not as long as you, but still awhile), it is clear that the role yeast play is so minimal in the overall pict...
by Ian Dorin
December 3rd, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 56
Views: 2886

Re: Somm 3

Somm 2 was not as good, but interesting and in line with the theme. I only agree with half your opinion. It was definitely, not good. Drinking a bunch of legendary wines that no one can own isn't exactly what I think of when I think of a "Somm". If you haven't read the Bobby Stuckey thread I starte...
by Ian Dorin
December 3rd, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 56
Views: 2886

Re: Somm 3

Is it on Netflix and Prime? And do you have to pay for it on either format?
by Ian Dorin
December 3rd, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 3997

Re: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

Last night my wife and I had dinner at Aska in Brooklyn. The wines list is heavily natural (with a few notable exceptions, for example some Egon Muller wines) and pretty much all small production with many esoteric choices. I’m pretty daring and I like trying new things, and while I’d tried many of...
by Ian Dorin
December 1st, 2018, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 3997

Re: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

Glad to see so many took the time to read it. I so rarely read interviews like this, but it really took me by surprise how outspoken he was. He clearly is not happy with the state of the union, and speaking out in the wine business hasn't always been met with wide eyed optimism, but this should be ...
by Ian Dorin
December 1st, 2018, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 3997

Re: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

Alice has written extensively about the problem of flawed wines getting passed onto people because of their stories. She would be more like Robospierre. Helped start a revolution but watched it run away from her. But she singled out this interview as an example of bad wine writing. Go figure. I did...
by Ian Dorin
November 30th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3941

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

I agree with the Non Chinese options.. its ok for some dinners, but far from the atmosphere I like for enjoying great burgs. Racines has been doing great, always good food, and great wine service! North End Grill is also good, not sure since Eric Left. I think Pascaline is one of the best Somm's in...
by Ian Dorin
November 29th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3941

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 10:35 am
damn, I should look at the possibility to fly out for this, but only if it's during the week (daughter has a dance event on Saturday the 12th)
Plenty of places for you to land your helicopter too.
by Ian Dorin
November 28th, 2018, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3941

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

Dear Board, I got over enthusiastic when the cellar II auction occurred and bought some "nice" bottles. So far more have been genuine than not with one painful exclusion ( 90 La Tache). Australia's tax laws mean that I keep the balance in NYC. Where can I pay a corkage and have some appropriate foo...
by Ian Dorin
November 27th, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 3997

Re: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

That was a good article. The sad part of it is that I would imagine the majority of the sommeliers he's criticizing will read that article and immediately decry it as a grumpy "old" man who is out of touch with today's wine drinker. I think more will read and not see themselves - willfully obtuse -...
by Ian Dorin
November 26th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 3997

Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

So refreshing to see this level of honesty, and perspective.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/are-great ... ed-species
by Ian Dorin
November 23rd, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 216
Views: 19162

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

https://www.northjersey.com/story/life/food/2018/11/21/nj-restaurants-can-now-advertise-you-can-byo-beer-and-wine/2079123002/ Did not realize it HAD been illegal for a restaurant to advertise that they are BYOB (not sure what advertising actually "means" as I've certainly seen it on restaurant webs...
by Ian Dorin
November 23rd, 2018, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving dinner mishap - 1982 Mouton
Replies: 43
Views: 2787

Re: Thanksgiving dinner mishap - 1982 Mouton

Hopefully they give credit! Yeah, not sure what their process is. I went specifically with HDH based on their reputation. And I never had anything bad from them. What were the condition notes? Do you have pictures of the bottles before opening? You can usually only get a refund if the auction house...
by Ian Dorin
November 21st, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions from La Fete du Champagne
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Impressions from La Fete du Champagne

Jay, thanks for these notes. I too dig Marguet (SHHHH!) and Vilmart. Your comment on the 2008 Grand Sendree from Drappier mirrors mine. I finished mine (2 bottles, actually) and had no urge to replace them as I didn't get moved by the wine. And you have a "C" to the Laval Longues Violes. $500 on of...
by Ian Dorin
November 21st, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: most compact way to store wine under the stairs
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Re: most compact way to store wine under the stairs

dsGriswold wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 11:42 am
Try some Weinboxes. I bought a bunch for moving into a new cellar and use them for overflow.
+1. Love these.
by Ian Dorin
November 20th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 216
Views: 19162

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

Heirloom Kitchen. I've been twice. Once was disappointing, once was terrific. The staff is amazing though, and will definitely give it another shot. Something I haven't seen listed is Viaggio. It's also my own fault. It's absolutely the single best Italian restaurant in NJ, hands down. Creative, un...
by Ian Dorin
November 20th, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone had 08 BdMartray Corton Charlie?
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Anyone had 08 BdMartray Corton Charlie?

Had the 2008 in February, was still youthful and was stunning after 2/2.5 hours of being open. I would decant ahead of time, this way you will know if the bottle is good too.
by Ian Dorin
November 16th, 2018, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do people in Napa still do Sauv Blanc
Replies: 34
Views: 2008

Re: Why do people in Napa still do Sauv Blanc

Here are some things to think about with why SB over Cab. -It yields about a third more juice per ton (and we are talking good quality too) -As noted above, it's not always aged in barrel, cutting the cost. A lot of aged SB is also done in used barrel too, also cheaper. -It can be on the market in u...
by Ian Dorin
November 16th, 2018, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 116
Views: 3861

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

One thing I’d to add to the variability argument is how soon one consumes a bottle after shipping or importation. My practice for more than 3 decades has been to let the wines settle down anywhere from 6-12 months before tasting them,and even longer for old wines. My experiences reveals bottle sick...
by Ian Dorin
November 15th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Retail Offer: 2013 Grand Veneur CDP Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Retail Offer: 2013 Grand Veneur CDP Vieilles Vignes

2013 Grand Veneur CDP Vieilles Vignes
I have 29 bottles left to sell.

SRP- $120
My price- $49.99 per bottle (no further discount)

PM if interested, or email me at Ian at Amanti Vino dot com.
95 Points- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 Points- Vinous
by Ian Dorin
November 15th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots
Replies: 35
Views: 1002

Re: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots

I'm not sure everyone's scared away from 03s anymore, Ian. To your bracketed point, I know I'm certainly not after, over the last 4 years or so, having several very interesting and intriguing bottles. They'll never be "classic" Burgundies, but they all had a lot to offer. Kwa Heri Mike The smart on...
by Ian Dorin
November 15th, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 116
Views: 3861

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

FWIW, I've probably had 2006 over 20 times at this point (including a few weeks ago), and have loved every single bottle. I think the wine has the potential to be one notch below the 2002. The 2004 on the hand, that is a wine that for me has taken forever to come out of a strange, awkward shell, and...
by Ian Dorin
November 15th, 2018, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 116
Views: 3861

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Alan, As with most big name prestige wines, quite a few hundred thousands bottles of this wine are made. The wine is vinified and aged separately by plot/location in tank and barrel, but it isn't all going to fit into one tank for blending. As with any mass production item there is going to be some...
by Ian Dorin
November 13th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 2011 PYCM grande ruchottes
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: TNR: 2011 PYCM grande ruchottes

Agree that PYCM do appear to be a relative value at the moment. I suspect the Ruchottes will not have the fineness and precision of the Ramonet version. 2011 is indeed a very good white vintage from what I have tried. It's not a '14 but it is good. I might add that while PYCM is very good, I don't ...
by Ian Dorin
November 13th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariffs on wine
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: Tariffs on wine

If you go back to my post above, the bulk wine/grocery store level wines market is France goes way beyond "we have enough" and "we like to drink local." There is so much overrun it's been turned into useable fuel for years. And, IIRC, even domestic acts of vandalism (wine terrorism?) to destroy som...
by Ian Dorin
November 13th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buzzkill article
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Buzzkill article

If you are ITB, you may not want to read this...... https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/13/health/alcohol-use-screening-guidelines-uspstf-study/index.html Funny enough, my dentist had a really good heart to heart with me like 10 years ago and has me on a really strict schedule (I have 3 cleanings a year) an...
by Ian Dorin
November 13th, 2018, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live
Replies: 48
Views: 2138

Re: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live

Pax has a less consistent "house style" than most, but when it's on - it's on. Catch a Griffin's Lair syrah at the right time, I think it can be one of CA's greatest Syrah experiences. TN from the last GL opened (2010 vintage): Terrific, comes across very masculine, almost severe in its structure, ...
by Ian Dorin
November 13th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live
Replies: 48
Views: 2138

Re: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live

I got to try this like a month ago. I never got to taste the 2016, but I thought this was a crazy good value for a full bodied California red wine. It was super interesting too. I can't recall the last time I had anything in this range that was this good.
by Ian Dorin
November 13th, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariffs on wine
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: Tariffs on wine

1) Wine already exists there as part of the everyday culture, so it's a bit of a coals to Newcastle thing to begin with. And it's already as inexpensive as it can be w/r/t taxes and any inherent shipping costs, whereas American wines have to deal with luxury item taxes before it even gets shipped a...
by Ian Dorin
November 13th, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariffs on wine
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: Tariffs on wine

Thanks for the discussions, folks! It seems governments on both sides of the water do their best to obfuscate what the current tariffs and government-added levies might be. I posted this because I doubted they were that high at present, but I have no idea what. Probably get taxed more bringing in m...
by Ian Dorin
November 13th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariffs on wine
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: Tariffs on wine

I hope this is not "political", but it does deal with wine. French wine in fact. See the latest tweet. I think the current EU tariff is about 10 eurocents, right? I think it's completely possible, and glad you posted this. I wanted to have this discussion after seeing his tweet, as there is merit i...
by Ian Dorin
November 13th, 2018, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots
Replies: 35
Views: 1002

Re: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots

Interesting the divergence of opinions. I suspect we could continue to go back and forth on this. Personally, I have a lot of Chevillon experience, and I would avoid 2002's if they popped up as available on the aftermarket, but that's just my own take. (actually, I'm not a huge 2002 fan in general,...
by Ian Dorin
November 13th, 2018, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 2011 PYCM grande ruchottes
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: TNR: 2011 PYCM grande ruchottes

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 7:29 pm
How is this? Pricing seems almost as high as Ramonet ruchottes
If it's anything like any of the other 2011 White Burgs I've had from PYCM lately, it's just entering a nice drinking window and will evolve quite nicely over an evening.
by Ian Dorin
November 12th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem
Replies: 72
Views: 3826

Re: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem

Ian - Doesn't the statement by Gislason that Galloni quoted (see Michael's post #18 above) answer that question? He went out in the vineyard and tasted the fruit and realized it was ruined. Sure sounds like it was not yet picked! I missed that post! I didn't want to say something that wasn't correc...
by Ian Dorin
November 12th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm no Champagne expert, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: I'm no Champagne expert, but...

Ray should be banned from this thread based on the title, but since you’re here... Have you had the 75 Bollinger RD recently? Much like Ray, I'm not a huge fan of Bollinger, but for those that do love it, the 2002 Grand Annee in magnum I find to be a good deal better than the 750s. In the last few ...
by Ian Dorin
November 12th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem
Replies: 72
Views: 3826

Re: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem

larry schaffer wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 10:55 am
Ian,

Do you know when they picked relative to SE? Not sure location matters as much as when the grapes were picked and whether or not they could be tended to during the fires.
I know they were picked right before the fires. As to when vis a vis Screamer? Not a clue.
by Ian Dorin
November 12th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem
Replies: 72
Views: 3826

Re: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem

Ian, I wasn't referencing Premier Cru to this at all...I was actually referencing the guys on the side of the street in the trench coats that scream at you as you drive past about the end of the world. Sorry, not you :) Alan referenced it in his post. I meant to say that I agreed with you, and woul...
by Ian Dorin
November 12th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem
Replies: 72
Views: 3826

Re: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem

Ive been called a troll for having the balls to say that 17's are suspect. Could someone please explain then why Screaming Eagle whose vineyards are right in the heart of wine country can feel strongly enough to scrap the entire vintage yet nobody else in surrounding area as of yet done the same th...
by Ian Dorin
November 12th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots
Replies: 35
Views: 1002

Re: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 6:08 am
They are not Rousseau or Roumier, but they are not meant to be.
Amen!

Honestly though, I was hoping to buy 2015s, and the prices were absurd. I bought a little, but I'm not spending $250 on LSG when I can easily backfill for that or less.
by Ian Dorin
November 12th, 2018, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots
Replies: 35
Views: 1002

Re: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots

Funny you post this. I've had a long going conversation about the 02s and 03s from Chevillon, and how they missed the mark. 03 LSG is pretty good, but the rest of the lineup isn't thrilling. I had a 2002 Chevillon LSG recently that I found to be excellent. Long, deep and vibrant. 2003 from Chevillo...
by Ian Dorin
November 9th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots
Replies: 35
Views: 1002

Re: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots

Don't lose hope yet, Todd. I had the '02 Roncières a year ago with an ITB Burghead friend and we both liked it a lot. I wrote: "Lovely, meaty, fairly unevolved but elegant and quite drinkable." I would have called it meaty and unevolved for sure. I found that it lacked the classic terroir and was m...
by Ian Dorin
November 9th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots
Replies: 35
Views: 1002

Re: TN; 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges !er Cru Les Bousselots

Funny you post this. I've had a long going conversation about the 02s and 03s from Chevillon, and how they missed the mark. 03 LSG is pretty good, but the rest of the lineup isn't thrilling.
by Ian Dorin
November 9th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NOVEMBER G 12
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: NOVEMBER G 12

78 Chave and 08 Leonetti in the same tasting?

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