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by Ian Dorin
October 14th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sad Passing of one of the great wine importers to the US
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Sad Passing of one of the great wine importers to the US

I got a call last week from one of my good friends that his father had passed away. His father happens to be none other than Mr. Chateauneuf du Pape, Alain Junguenet. I saw that Czerwinski posted this today, and thought I would share.

https://winejournal.robertparker.com/al ... n-memoriam
by Ian Dorin
October 9th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10093

Re: 2008 Salon

To address a couple of non-Salon comments in this thread: - Like Ray, I have never heard that there won't be a 2008 Krug. I haven't asked about this in years, but am pretty sure this was made. The troublesome economic year for bottling wines (not buying grapes or making wine, but bottling) was 2009...
by Ian Dorin
October 4th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle
Replies: 29
Views: 1682

Re: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle

Marc Hauser wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 10:41 am
Marcu$ Stanley wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 10:30 am
The Gallo-Constellation deal was for only $1.7 million? For 30 brands? So $50,000 a brand? Either that's an error or the wine business must be very low margin
Yeah, that’s a typo. It was $1.7 billion.
Still cheap too.
by Ian Dorin
October 4th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: aucwine.com
Replies: 14
Views: 2200

Re: aucwine.com

I have purchased from them on one occasion- they were the only U.S. retailer that had a particular wine I was looking for. No problems with the transaction (haven’t opened the wine yet, but bottle looked fine and it is not pricey enough to be fake). Good to hear, as I also have 1 bottle waiting to ...
by Ian Dorin
October 3rd, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 3418

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

The production of the two wines changes based on quality. The 2016 Scarecrow production was way up due to how amazing the vintage was, and you got a lot of "Scarecrow" character in the vintages. In 2017, M. Etain production is way up as they did not feel the quality of the fruit coming in hit the h...
by Ian Dorin
October 3rd, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3156

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

Well, it may be that as of today much of Europe’s wine jumped 25%. I bet California might be in the mood now to compete at this new level by increasing their prices by 23.56% give or take. The 18th, and hopefully not. But if true, the market for California wine right now is very soft at auction, an...
by Ian Dorin
October 3rd, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3156

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

Marc Hauser wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 8:40 am
I predict nothing will change and this Board will be having the same conversation making the same predictions 18 months from now.
I largely agree with you! We may see one or two [wow.gif] moments, but to your point, nothing that is going to raise the ocean temperature to bathwater status.
by Ian Dorin
October 3rd, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 3418

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

The production of the two wines changes based on quality. The 2016 Scarecrow production was way up due to how amazing the vintage was, and you got a lot of "Scarecrow" character in the vintages. In 2017, M. Etain production is way up as they did not feel the quality of the fruit coming in hit the hi...
by Ian Dorin
October 2nd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3156

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

If we are solely keeping this to California wine, then the perpetual conversations that I have had with a few friends about the state of the market is quite relevant. I think it's less about the boutique, small production wines, but the mass market wines that are really causing the market to be flo...
by Ian Dorin
October 2nd, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3156

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

If we are solely keeping this to California wine, then the perpetual conversations that I have had with a few friends about the state of the market is quite relevant. I think it's less about the boutique, small production wines, but the mass market wines that are really causing the market to be floo...
by Ian Dorin
September 27th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10093

Re: 2008 Salon

£2600 IB for the 2008 Mags in London... breaking up the sets seems counterintuitive to me—nobody wants the overpriced baggage. I think the fact that they packaged these in sets says more about the lack of public interest in the last 3 vintages, and that they are gambling that the market interest in...
by Ian Dorin
September 23rd, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7134

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

I’m a regular Heritage customer - not just for wine - and I don’t find the site any more difficult to navigate than any other auction site. For the wine auctions, I do find it puzzling that they don’t post photos. I expect that’s a dealbreaker for many potential bidders. FWIW I didn’t bid on this a...
by Ian Dorin
September 18th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1519

Re: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?

The 92s were very early in my white burgundy experience, and they certainly aged very well. I'm finding some similar characters in 2008 personally, so surprised that hasn't come up. Roulots have some exoticism / sweetness (quite different from their surrounding vintages) and quite a few other wines...
by Ian Dorin
September 18th, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3806

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

I hope that someone from TWA will jump in on this. I know they come on here from time to time, so would be good to get their perspective. Tangent- Was having a similar discussion with someone in the industry on Saturday about ratings, and how diluted the market is. We joked that 96 is the new 90 si...
by Ian Dorin
September 16th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3806

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

I hope that someone from TWA will jump in on this. I know they come on here from time to time, so would be good to get their perspective. Tangent- Was having a similar discussion with someone in the industry on Saturday about ratings, and how diluted the market is. We joked that 96 is the new 90 sin...
by Ian Dorin
September 16th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1519

Re: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?

Based on how the wines taste, I always assumed botrytis was quite widespread in 1992, but a number of producers have corrected me on that. Leflaive, for example, insist that there was essentially no botrytis in their 1992 Chevalier, though it smells very exotic. Given how the 2017 whites are showin...
by Ian Dorin
September 13th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1519

Re: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?

Fred C wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 11:13 am
If you mean the botrytis notes some of the 2010s were showing them a year or two ago. Haven’t tried any recently.
Yes, that's what I meant.

Which ones did you have that were like that?

I feel like it was pretty wide spread in 1992. I don't recall having had any 2010 whites that exhibited it.
by Ian Dorin
September 9th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Detert East Block-Save the Date
Replies: 17
Views: 1511

Re: 2016 Detert East Block-Save the Date

Had the 2009 a couple of years ago, was absolutely stunning. Definitely a wine that rewards patience.
by Ian Dorin
September 9th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1519

Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?

I was recently drinking a 2015 St. Innocent Freedom Hill Dijon Clone Chardonnay, and thought the wine had been affected by boytritis. I didn't realize that it was Dijon Clone, and that was what was actually causing me to think that, but it still got me thinking- will there ever be another white Burg...
by Ian Dorin
July 25th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boojee wine
Replies: 16
Views: 766

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: 3354

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: 9360

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: 9360

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: 9360

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: 9360

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: 10600

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: 2190

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: 10600

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: 1617

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: 1617

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: 2293

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: 4138

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: 4138

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: 2607

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: 2047

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: 2141

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: 2141

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: 2141

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: 2141

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: 2125

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: 3038

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: 679

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: 1291

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: 2486

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: 1977

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: 1665

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: 2745

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: 2599

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: 2745

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: 480

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...

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