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by Ian Dorin
February 16th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gianfranco Soldera has passed
Replies: 5
Views: 639

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: 1647

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: 528

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: 1234

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: 437

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: 425

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: 437

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: 1045

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: 1045

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: 1045

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: 1045

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: 684

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: 1433

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: 1433

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: 58
Views: 1623

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. ...
by Ian Dorin
January 9th, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are these the top "wine influencers"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1823

Re: Are these the top "wine influencers"?

John Morris wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Ian Dorin wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Where is Parker? Jon Bonne? Galloni? Suckling?
I was going to say....
When he gives out 100 points.
by Ian Dorin
January 8th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are these the top "wine influencers"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1823

Re: Are these the top "wine influencers"?

Wait, is this based on TWITTER? Is this for real?

Where is Parker? Jon Bonne? Galloni? Suckling?

I mean, when do people use notes from ANY of the people to hock wine at retail?
by Ian Dorin
January 7th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When sabering Champagne goes wrong at The French Laundry...
Replies: 41
Views: 4306

Re: When sabering Champagne goes wrong at The French Laundry...

I watched that, and all I could think about was how irresponsible these people were. What that guy was doing with the saber was so dangerous, I would have fired him. The guy holding the bottle could have easily wound up in the ER.
by Ian Dorin
January 4th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best NYC Specialist Retail Stores
Replies: 52
Views: 3096

Re: Best NYC Specialist Retail Stores

Hey! For everyone complaining about Zachy's, just a heads up that board member Ian Dorin has taken over the retail operations. Best wishes to him, maybe he can fix some of these problems! As for Morrell, Eric Guido is the buyer and the Morrell family no longer has any direct involvement in the busi...
by Ian Dorin
December 26th, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Shock: Fourrier Bourgogne preferred to a Grand Cru.
Replies: 20
Views: 1610

Re: A Shock: Fourrier Bourgogne preferred to a Grand Cru.

BrianMarshall wrote:
December 25th, 2018, 6:19 pm
That Fourrier bourgogne is good.
I drank a case of the 2014 Bourgogne Rouge. It was just as good as the Gevrey VV 2014.
by Ian Dorin
December 20th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting OldVines in Whites??
Replies: 34
Views: 756

Re: Tasting OldVines in Whites??

For me, it's an uniquely intense minerality as well as a clarity of flavors. I think of old vine Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, and how the dynamic is night and day most times. Same with Riesling and Gruner
by Ian Dorin
December 19th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bonne: The Wines Must Tell a Story
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: Bonne: The Wines Must Tell a Story

This stinks just a little bit of a punch back at Bobby Stuckey, no?

What I did a appreciate was the link to W-S. Those wines are REALLY obscure, and really hard to find (unless you live in Manhattan or Brooklyn), os any one reading hopefully sees those links.
by Ian Dorin
December 19th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wineries Have Dropped Off Your Radar Screen??
Replies: 59
Views: 3544

Re: What Wineries Have Dropped Off Your Radar Screen??

There are a good number of wineries mentioned that have sold off to larger firms (Calera, Copain). The ones that come across as tongue in cheek like Fourrier are obviously due to very high prices, another good reason.
by Ian Dorin
December 18th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux Tasting Tour in NYC
Replies: 26
Views: 991

Re: Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux Tasting Tour in NYC

My 2 cents- If you LOVE Bordeaux, and are seriously considering buying- GO. If you aren't buying, but could be swayed, GO. If you have no interest in Bordeaux, and have no intentions of buying, it's a probably not the best use of your time.
by Ian Dorin
December 17th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 65
Views: 5984

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

How can two reviewers be so far off from one another? Is this a rhetorical question? [wink.gif] I just don’t understand how two reviews can be so far off. I can understand a possible 5 -7 point difference from two professional reviewers. However, when one gives a perfect score and the other can’t e...
by Ian Dorin
December 15th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 65
Views: 5984

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

Albert R wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Congrats Will!
Amen. Great verbiage about that wines that really matches my own notes.
by Ian Dorin
December 15th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 65
Views: 5984

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

I was a little surprised at the scores for Christopher Tynan wines given the high scores from others Cabernet Sauvignon Meleagris Vineyard 2012 - 88 2013 - 90 2014 - 91 2015 - 88 I was very surprised as well. Actually a little disappointed in Antonio for his review of Tynan's wines. I have had Chri...
by Ian Dorin
December 14th, 2018, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Riesling from USA ?
Replies: 84
Views: 2885

Re: Favorite Riesling from USA ?

Surprised to not see Bellwether mentioned yet. Wild wines, really unique approach and really high quality. Ian, wanting to try them. How do you compare them against Ravines and HJW, style wise? The wines are all quite singular. They range from German QBA Trocken style to Grand Cru Alsatian style. T...
by Ian Dorin
December 14th, 2018, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Riesling from USA ?
Replies: 84
Views: 2885

Re: Favorite Riesling from USA ?

Surprised to not see Bellwether mentioned yet. Wild wines, really unique approach and really high quality. Ian, wanting to try them. How do you compare them against Ravines and HJW, style wise? I actually cited them on the previous page as one of the best. More dry and citrus driven than HJW but mo...
by Ian Dorin
December 13th, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Riesling from USA ?
Replies: 84
Views: 2885

Re: Favorite Riesling from USA ?

Surprised to not see Bellwether mentioned yet. Wild wines, really unique approach and really high quality.
by Ian Dorin
December 13th, 2018, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pride cabernet sauvignon reserve 1999
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Pride cabernet sauvignon reserve 1999

I vividly recall that a lot of the 1999s were quite slutty out of the gate, and really rendered some of them as short lived since as they didn't have the structure to last. I've had quite a few 99s in the last year that were SINGING (interestingly, another Bob Foley made wine, Switchback Ridge), and...
by Ian Dorin
December 12th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2012 Marguet Single Vineyard Champagnes
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: TNs: 2012 Marguet Single Vineyard Champagnes

These wines are also really well priced too. I'd love to tell you I have a disclaimer on selling these, but I'm sold out! HA!
by Ian Dorin
December 11th, 2018, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inquiry: Maison Leroy Pommard 1er Cru Les Chaponnieres 1999
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Inquiry: Maison Leroy Pommard 1er Cru Les Chaponnieres 1999

I was thinking of opening one of these up and was wondering if anyone had a sense of whether it was in the zone? (Very little on CT.) I'm no Francois A, but I do like Burg with at least a decent amount of tertiary expression. I was also curious if anyone had any further info about the wine? I suspe...
by Ian Dorin
December 11th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inquiry: Maison Leroy Pommard 1er Cru Les Chaponnieres 1999
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Inquiry: Maison Leroy Pommard 1er Cru Les Chaponnieres 1999

I was thinking of opening one of these up and was wondering if anyone had a sense of whether it was in the zone? (Very little on CT.) I'm no Francois A, but I do like Burg with at least a decent amount of tertiary expression. I was also curious if anyone had any further info about the wine? I suspe...
by Ian Dorin
December 6th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Winery with Covered Patio?
Replies: 12
Views: 527

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: 747

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: 1172

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: 4340

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.
[winner.gif]
by Ian Dorin
December 5th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don Perignon "vintage" without date?
Replies: 20
Views: 927

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: 4340

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: 87
Views: 4817

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: 4340

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: 87
Views: 4817

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: 87
Views: 4817

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: 4340

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: 4340

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: 4340

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: 102
Views: 6403

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...

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