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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: 1231

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: 30
Views: 779

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: 1720

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: 15
Views: 804

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: 2410

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: 2367

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: 2410

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: 374

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: 4319

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: 3244

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: 3244

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: 901

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: 1781

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: 569

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: 1341

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: 447

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: 441

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: 447

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: 1123

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: 1123

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: 1123

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: 1123

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: 708

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: 1460

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: 1460

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: 1789

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: 1882

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: 1882

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: 4384

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: 3232

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: 1641

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: 790

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: 911

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: 3673

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: 1003

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: 6185

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: 6185

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: 6185

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: 3187

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: 3187

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: 3187

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: 222

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: 383

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: 222

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: 222

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: 573

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: 802

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: 1287

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 ...

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