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by mdavis
February 15th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: TN: 2012 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph

2012 is so delicious right now...miss the days when the wines were $30/bottle.
by mdavis
February 12th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar flooring
Replies: 27
Views: 1058

Re: Wine cellar flooring

Nice flooring, Alan! Now what are you going to do to manage earthquakes? I put in a bunch of Weinbox's and anchored them to the walls. Do you still maintain your cellar at 50 (like I do)? If so, did you change the cooling system as well? My ducted split system is about 10 years old now and it is ab...
by mdavis
February 12th, 2020, 1:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar flooring
Replies: 27
Views: 1058

Re: Wine cellar flooring

Nice flooring, Alan! Now what are you going to do to manage earthquakes? I put in a bunch of Weinbox's and anchored them to the walls. Do you still maintain your cellar at 50 (like I do)? If so, did you change the cooling system as well? My ducted split system is about 10 years old now and it is abo...
by mdavis
February 12th, 2020, 1:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 678
Views: 34136

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

2019 was the lowest # of purchased bottles and by far the lowest gain since 2009...so progress...but still 444/256=188 gained. Ugh. I resolved to do much better in 2020 as I am nearing retirement. 2020 goals: < 100 bottles purchased, net negative. January: -2 13 bottles purchased - Prevost, Vatan, M...
by mdavis
February 11th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Rosé Champagne ever
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Best Rosé Champagne ever

Move on, nothing to see here. Fu bought them all already. -mark My first thought was..."let's all thank Fu for ensuring these are impossible to find for a reasonable price." No kidding. Impossible to find ay any price. Luckily, I've been buying them for a long time (almost every vintage made) - and...
by mdavis
February 10th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Rosé Champagne ever
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Best Rosé Champagne ever

Move on, nothing to see here. Fu bought them all already.

-mark
by mdavis
February 8th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1998 Clape Cornas
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: TN; 1998 Clape Cornas

Thanks for the note...still have 10 bottles of this and it sounds like there is no hurry. -mark
by mdavis
January 18th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Brand for Cellar Vapor Barrier
Replies: 30
Views: 1371

Re: Preferred Brand for Cellar Vapor Barrier

3-4" of closed cell foam
by mdavis
January 18th, 2020, 3:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1889

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

2010s/2013s G. Rinaldi/Bartolo Mascarello - I have a lot to work through...I hope I live long enough to taste them at peak! Perhaps 1999 Overnoy and various Macle Vin Jaune?

-mark
by mdavis
January 18th, 2020, 3:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 5187

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Dauvissat
Roulot
Raveneau
by mdavis
January 18th, 2020, 2:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Honoring Michel Lafarge
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Honoring Michel Lafarge

A legend. RIP.

I know what I will be opening Saturday and Sunday evenings. Condolences to the family.

Unfortunately, no '91s in my cellar...but so appropriate for 91 great years.

-mark
by mdavis
January 3rd, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2429

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

Code: Select all

				2019	Overall
Champagne			37.1%	18.7%
Burgundy			30.1%  	41.0%
N. Rhone			11.6%	9.3%
Loire				7.7%	7.5%
Piedmont			6.4%   	17.6%
by mdavis
December 25th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chartogne Taillets Les Barres Pinot Noir !! WOW best discovery of the year
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Chartogne Taillets Les Barres Pinot Noir !! WOW best discovery of the year

The one-time 4-vintage black label is good...but the single-vintage Meunier Barres is much better IMO.

-mark
by mdavis
December 24th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 69
Views: 5800

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

Opened 2008 Mugneret Gibourg Chaignots last night, and drank it over 2 evenings. Beautiful vosne-ish aromatics...Pronounced acid, sure...but also plenty of fruit - almost new world levels of fruit and structure in this wine...it will improve over time - very young - best on the day 2. Is it unbalanc...
by mdavis
December 12th, 2019, 12:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2944

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

I've gone to a bunch over the last 13 years. I'm going to the 20th anniversary event, of course! Quick take: 1. Verticals are great when the producers pour interesting wines from decent vintages...last year was a bit disappointing. I am hopeful that this year it will be a bit better, but there are a...
by mdavis
November 24th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best new dishwasher for stemware
Replies: 51
Views: 3842

Re: Best new dishwasher for stemware

Miele with:
1. automatic door open to ensure all glassware are fully dried
2. rack modifications - you can buy accessory rack parts to increase the glass holding capacity

Had mine since 2009 and it has been flawless.

-mark
by mdavis
November 22nd, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2300

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

M. Meer wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 12:21 pm
I really like Lafarge for this. If I had the means, Mugnier and Puffeney.
I am on board with Mugnier and Puffeney, but Lafarge? Some of the bottlings are quite structured. Love the wines, but I'm not sure about weightless. -mark
by mdavis
November 22nd, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2300

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

Subu Ramachandran wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 6:06 am
Burugndy: Jouan, Ramonet CM reds

Granache: Rayas, Comando G, Tribute to Grace

Italy: Terre Nere

Plus I wouldn't call Barthod as weightless.
Agree, as much as I love Barthod (#1 producer in my cellar my QTY), I agree; it is not weightless.
by mdavis
November 22nd, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2300

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

I agree with many of the suggestions already made -- a good bottle of Overnoy Poulsard epitomizes these descriptors, with Puffeney not far behind. In a less expensive vein, the Birichino Cinsault from Bechthold Vineyard is a very good example. 1880s vines and shares a lot of personality traits with...
by mdavis
November 22nd, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2300

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

Overnoy Poulsard
Ganevat j'en Veux (none of that encore stuff)
Puffeney Trousseau
Truchot
pre-99 Giacosa
Mugnier
by mdavis
November 20th, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1190

Re: Cellar advice

https://www.kogodwine.com/pages/weinbox

Two nice things about these:
1. They are very dense
2. They have some Earthquake protection, assuming you anchor the bins.

-mark
by mdavis
November 17th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with friends (Gimonnet, Rougeard, Allemand, VT, Huet, etc)
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Dinner with friends (Gimonnet, Rougeard, Allemand, VT, Huet, etc)

Lee- We should do a Rougeard vertical sometime.

-mark
by mdavis
November 17th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Fete du Champagne 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2244

Re: La Fete du Champagne 2019

I'm surprised by the lackluster report on the PN multi-vintage cuvee from C-T. I'd happily buy the 2015 3% dosage Chartogne-Taillet Les Barres. Are they selling them separately based on dosage? or blending them all together?. If they're blending, I'd probably want to taste it again. RT The bottling...
by mdavis
November 15th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Raveneau Chablis
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: 2007 Raveneau Chablis

Raveneau has an outstanding record vs. pox. -mark
by mdavis
November 14th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4260

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

...and I thought this was going to be about Piedmont & Actuarial Tables. :) . I'm mid-aged and I have to admit that I've thought that 2013 might be the last vintage I buy from this region. Good thing - prices are getting stupid on my fav. wines. Cote d'Or, Champagne, Loire, Jura, etc. are another ma...
by mdavis
November 14th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Fete du Champagne 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2244

Re: La Fete du Champagne 2019

terrible wines, nothing to see here, move on. :) . Climax is a unique Champagne - will be interesting to see how it ages. A rare beast. BTW, I find Les Barres Meunier one of Champagne's great examples of the grape, just like Prevost...I'm surprised by the lackluster report on the PN multi-vintage cu...
by mdavis
September 6th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3876

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

1993
2001
2013

-mark
by mdavis
August 10th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Truchot vs. Tremblay
Replies: 22
Views: 1729

Re: Truchot vs. Tremblay

Eric Texier wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 10:36 am
According to my recent tasting of the 18s, the best alternative option for Overnoy seems to be... Overnoy.
Yeah, every bottle is different!
by mdavis
July 25th, 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 131
Views: 8008

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

I paid less than $200 for 2016 Barthod Cras and Fuees. I prefer it to the Lignier MSD 1er VV, but both are good... Had a great opportunity to meet both Lignier's recently - Laurent at Paulee, and Hubert was here in Portland, OR recently...great guy! -mark Hubert—great guy? Ask him about Kellen and ...
by mdavis
July 25th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 131
Views: 8008

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

I paid less than $200 for 2016 Barthod Cras and Fuees. I prefer it to the Lignier MSD 1er VV, but both are good...

Had a great opportunity to meet both Lignier's recently - Laurent at Paulee, and Hubert was here in Portland, OR recently...great guy!

-mark
by mdavis
June 20th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3322

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Are the auctions slowing down? I think it's the first time I'm seeing the high-ends selling at low estimate or mid range. Some stuff even went below low estimate. Last year August/September was crazy, I remember people easily hitting the top estimate ranges... Thoughts? definitely noticed that. Out...
by mdavis
May 26th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 154
Views: 10731

Re: Anyone using Weinboxes?

by mdavis
May 25th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourgogne-Aligoté
Replies: 22
Views: 1718

Re: Bourgogne-Aligoté

Pataille single-vineyards are exceptional.

Dore.


-mark
by mdavis
April 20th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3989

Re: What's your house champagne?

C-T Orizeaux and Les Barres
by mdavis
April 14th, 2019, 1:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4614

Re: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016

If I posted in the wrong spot, I apologize as I am new to this forum. That being said I just want to know if any one has got offers. Last year I bought nine bottles of 15 Reynard and four bottles of 15 Chaillot. I have heard production is down and don't want to miss out. I already buy Clape, Courbi...
by mdavis
April 13th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1934

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

I've considered cross-bracing the walls. plywood shear walls under my drywall, 4x8s structurally reinforcing the floor, as it’s on a raised foundation. Ply on the walls is a good idea, Alan. I wish I had done that. I had my floors ripped up to the dirt, excavated down a few feet, then put in 72' of...
by mdavis
April 13th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1934

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

How many weinboxes would you feel comfortable stacking? I'm thinking of making my under stairs closet into an active cellar and using a bunch of weinboxes. I am 10 high in various parts of the cellar, 8 high in others, 4 high for the island. If I recall, they are rated for something like 1100lbs. O...
by mdavis
April 13th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1934

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

I have quite an elaborate scheme for this. I use Weinboxes because: 1. they have very high relative density, compared to single bottle racks yet are easily tracked and organized 2. they have a door that closes to prevent wine from shifting during the sinusoidal waves of an EQ. 3. they are easily con...
by mdavis
April 7th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acquisition vs Consumption
Replies: 29
Views: 1864

Re: Acquisition vs Consumption

... Acquisition was a lot more fun when I wasn't competing against NYC Somms. Or the internet. Wine buying was much more fun and full of discovery before people (yes YOU guilty WB!) Instagramed their precious and you actually had to have some knowledge for the hunt. Now everything is already known ...
by mdavis
April 7th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acquisition vs Consumption
Replies: 29
Views: 1864

Re: Acquisition vs Consumption

1. I've gone to great lengths to rationalize the size. You can calculate your "ideal" or "steady state" cellar size...I have about 50 appellations that I buy from...Look at how much of each you drink per year...assuming your purchases equals your consumption per year (good for pre-retirement), ...st...
by mdavis
April 3rd, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive Selosse
Replies: 11
Views: 1060

Re: TN: Comprehensive Selosse

Wow. Clearly, a memorable event.

Thanks for the notes.


-mark
by mdavis
March 31st, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 4394

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

00, 07, 01, 02.

Definitely not 05 at 1er+. My 05 Bourgogne's are young.
by mdavis
March 31st, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Truchot vs. Tremblay
Replies: 22
Views: 1729

Re: Truchot vs. Tremblay

In my experience, there isn't anyone like Truchot today...or Verset or Overnoy or Gentaz.
by mdavis
February 22nd, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2636

Re: Paulee 2019

I have to admit - the Gala dinner isn't my favorite event and I usually skip them for more private, smaller events. Certainly interesting to experience at least once - bring a high-end bluechip and you will fit right in.

-mark
by mdavis
February 22nd, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 37
Views: 2113

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Did anything get organized here?

My focus areas:
- Cote d'Or
- Piedmont
- Champagne, grower
- Loire
- Jura

Old-school, traditional producers.

I also plan to be at La Paulee for the 11th year in a couple of weeks.

Thanks, -mark
by mdavis
January 10th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2636

Re: Paulee 2019

I'm on my 11th vintage (with a few missed)...I also noticed that the wines and producers shown are not at the level that they have been in the past...oh well. I still booked 6 events and a bunch of cool restaurants.

-mark
by mdavis
December 5th, 2018, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Angerville
Replies: 35
Views: 2034

Re: Angerville

'00 Ducs and Taillepieds are in a good spot. -mark
by mdavis
July 20th, 2018, 11:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: No. Rhones with Charlie
Replies: 13
Views: 1092

TN: No. Rhones with Charlie

Agree that the '91 Verset usually towers over the '96 (most vintages do) and '97.

-mark
by mdavis
June 18th, 2018, 1:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vatan? On “Goliath”
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Vatan? On “Goliath”

I had the 02 rouge a couple of times...found it more interesting than good. -mark
by mdavis
June 10th, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your House Champagne?
Replies: 27
Views: 1928

Your House Champagne?

Various bottlings from Bereche.
Various SVD bottlings from Chartogne-Taillet.

-mark

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