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by G. Bienstock
October 1st, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America

Reno clocking in at #76. Good pie there.
by G. Bienstock
September 26th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Re: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

I have always like this wine. Glad it performed well.
by G. Bienstock
September 25th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10827
Views: 392712

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

G. Bienstock wrote:
July 18th, 2015, 8:01 pm
1995 Bussia Soprana Mosconi Barolo. A little better than the last bottle, a $10 score and I need to get more.
Another one tonight with NY strip and truffle topping. Really good!
by G. Bienstock
September 25th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haynes Vineyard Sold
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Haynes Vineyard Sold

Tulocay Haynes PN is a gem.
by G. Bienstock
September 20th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Dujac Fils et Père Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: TN: 2002 Dujac Fils et Père Chambolle-Musigny

Thanks for the update. When I was ITB we tasted the CM at a meeting and I promptly bought some.
by G. Bienstock
September 13th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni Estate Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: Pisoni Estate Release

Yes, I heard the suitcase story.
by G. Bienstock
September 12th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni Estate Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: Pisoni Estate Release

When Pisoni came to our sales meeting in 04 it was very amusing! He was mute on certain vines origin.
by G. Bienstock
September 12th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 82
Views: 3286

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Goldtröpfchen, ja!
by G. Bienstock
September 5th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 32663

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Mitch, do you add a liquid when the ribs are foiled? I don't now. I played around with all the things you see on TV and read on BBQ-brethren.com and I have found that for ME, simply sprinkling on some finishing rub and wrapping is all you need. I found that adding liquid parkay besides being disgus...
by G. Bienstock
September 5th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 32663

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I do not add liquid, the risk is getting a mushy texture my friend calls rib Jello.

Parkay, what are they thinking? No yellow mustard either, just a light coat of veg oil before applying rub. My rub has very little sugar, it is not really needed.
by G. Bienstock
September 3rd, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8278

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

An unknown 74 Barolo around 82 while working as a waiter.
by G. Bienstock
August 29th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese

I bought a couple of cases of GH from 04 on closeout for $18. It never fails to please.
by G. Bienstock
August 27th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate
Replies: 40
Views: 2243

Re: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate

At least his taste runs toward the Reserve.
by G. Bienstock
August 10th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 156
Views: 11203

Re: Top US Syrahs

You have all mentioned some incredible producers, but if I was on a game show, I would win with a late answer... Dehlinger [/b]! Their Syrahs age like like any great bottling from the Northern Rhone (albeit with more up-front fruit). Those familiar with this producer will back me up. I won’t. I lik...
by G. Bienstock
August 9th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...
Replies: 21
Views: 1115

Re: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...

champagne.gif I've had the Mondavi bourbon barrel aged cab several times and found zero notes of bourbon like you'd find in a bba stout or strong ale. My dad buys it by the case so I'm usually drinking that when I visit him. It's not bad or gross wine, but for under $10 per bottle I like it more tha...
by G. Bienstock
August 8th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1301

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

I tasted 1995 Daniel Rion Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru 'Les Beaux Monts' with Patrice on release. Promptly bought a few bottles and enjoyed all.
by G. Bienstock
August 8th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5725

Re: Rhys Hillsides

Still sitting on 06 Alpine Hilsides. An 06 Alpine is in the queue.
by G. Bienstock
August 6th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 2994

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

" In 2016 the estate was targeted by vandals who prevented the winery from processing that year’s grapes. "
by G. Bienstock
July 27th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petite Sirah is pretty boring
Replies: 94
Views: 4648

Re: Petite Sirah is pretty boring

With regards to recent vintages, this Illuminare from Eldorado County, CA is my favorite. A 2 vineyard blend for complexity.

http://www.illuminarewinery.com/menu-it ... ite-sirah/
by G. Bienstock
July 19th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impression of 2015 Meyney....and thinking back to the ‘86
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: Impression of 2015 Meyney....and thinking back to the ‘86

86 Talbot last year at a Sacramento offline was WOTN.
by G. Bienstock
July 19th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10827
Views: 392712

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1965 Charles Krug Cab—still kickin! Ripe red fruits don’t exactly explode out of the glass, but come through with some air. A bit of eucalyptus and black truffle on the nose—a cab that could almost be mistaken for an old Pomerol. Relatively short finish but very elegant and held together well (or s...
by G. Bienstock
July 19th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6207

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Mondavi Bourbon barrel something red. Would make Bob wretch and puke.
by G. Bienstock
July 17th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: TN: 2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese

I have a couple of untasted 01's. I always struggle with when to open Auslese and what to pair it with. I usually have success pairing Auslesen with parmesan, goat/Humboldt Fog, and/or bleu cheese, depending on how sweet it is. I agree however, that I have a problem with knowing when to open them o...
by G. Bienstock
July 17th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 4204

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

I like DDO.

Burgophiles should seek out Oregon Chardonnay as well as Pinot Noir. The Chardonnays have taken a big step forward in the past decade as vines grow older. Both reward ageing.
by G. Bienstock
July 17th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: TN: 2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese

I have a couple of untasted 01's. I always struggle with when to open Auslese and what to pair it with.
by G. Bienstock
July 12th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2488

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

That 97 J J Prum sounds like a charm.
by G. Bienstock
June 26th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 514
Views: 34607

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

1999 Monte Bello last week was still tight and tannic.
by G. Bienstock
June 17th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)

Yellow Tail Sauvignon Blanc is way better than this concoction. Generic perhaps, but varietally correct. I abhored the 16 Elouan.
by G. Bienstock
June 15th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 13386

Re: Dominique Laurent

His barrels do impart a signature. I haven't opened one in a while but I seem to remember a light mint and a hard to explain but easy to identify character.
by G. Bienstock
June 8th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: ‘98 Dominique st. Emilion
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: TN: ‘98 Dominique st. Emilion

Older La Dominique is a treat.
by G. Bienstock
June 8th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short TN: 2009 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)
Replies: 35
Views: 1357

Re: Short TN: 2009 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)

I tasted the 09 from bottle on my first trip to Clos Saron, perhaps 5 years ago. I liked it enough to buy 2 bottles. They were carried home in a cooler. I opened the first bottle and drank it over 2 days. Initially there is a funk that takes about 1 hour to dissipate. Then the fruit emerges along wi...
by G. Bienstock
June 7th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long after vintage are vintage Ports realeased?
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: How long after vintage are vintage Ports realeased?

Be prepared to invest years if not decades into Vintage Ports. Backfill and maybe cellar a few for later if you are young. Old Port is currently undervalued.
by G. Bienstock
June 6th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Glennon: TN and thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: Domaine Glennon: TN and thoughts

Nice moniker.
by G. Bienstock
June 6th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This puts Spinal Tap to shame
Replies: 20
Views: 2048

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Far beyond going to 12.
by G. Bienstock
June 4th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Biodynamic taste better?
Replies: 81
Views: 3421

Re: Does Biodynamic taste better?

When I was ITB Ann Claude Leflaive came to our sales meeting and told us the tale of her Batard Montrachet old vines they were going to pull up as they did not look good, I believe due to disease. They started BD and the vines prospered.
by G. Bienstock
June 4th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Biodynamic taste better?
Replies: 81
Views: 3421

Re: Does Biodynamic taste better?

Aren't BD soils more alive with microbes and worms? Worm poop too.

Happy vines make happy wines.
by G. Bienstock
June 3rd, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207127

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

scott c wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 1:57 pm


Bwahahahahahahaha
Hmmm, I always though hard work led to more success than luck.
by G. Bienstock
June 2nd, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10827
Views: 392712

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2010 Dehlinger Goldridge PN. Easily my best Dehlinger nose experience and a stellar wine all around with abundant spice, body and length. My top Dehlinger overall. Nice job Tom. Drink now and the next 5 years.
by G. Bienstock
May 31st, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2916

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

I am glad to have a self service locker. No funny business.
by G. Bienstock
May 29th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 44
Views: 4137

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

Money wins again. Yes, I do like OR PG.
by G. Bienstock
May 26th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Top Domestic Syrah and it is 2007 Rhys Horseshoe
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: A Top Domestic Syrah and it is 2007 Rhys Horseshoe

I have had Rhys Chardonnay, 12 Alpine for example that stun, while some others did not deliver as much. Kind of hit or miss. I am still waiting for the PN that provides mature depth. So far 12 Horseshoe tasted young is my favorite, the nose was splendid. I have 06 Alpine in the queue and am optimist...
by G. Bienstock
May 26th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Top Domestic Syrah and it is 2007 Rhys Horseshoe
Replies: 2
Views: 547

A Top Domestic Syrah and it is 2007 Rhys Horseshoe

I have a few top Americans Syrah experiences that stick out for impact. Dehlinger, Lagier Meredith, Terra Blacca(Red Mountain), Richard Perry, Kamen and Clos Saron mainly. This is my second and last bottle. The other bottle in 15 was excellent and this bottle was probably a bit better. Just entering...
by G. Bienstock
May 25th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Duval-Leroy Elegance de Champagne
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: 1990 Duval-Leroy Elegance de Champagne

I sold this wine and last tasted it around the Millennium. It was elegant and darn good.
by G. Bienstock
May 23rd, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 140
Views: 9965

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

The best white is Clos Saron 2009 Carte Blanche.
by G. Bienstock
May 23rd, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1986 Chateau Clerc Milon, Pauillac
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: TN: 1986 Chateau Clerc Milon, Pauillac

I drank these too young in my early Bordeaux days, but it was enjoyable.

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