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by mdavis
February 22nd, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2216

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: 13
Views: 764

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: 2216

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: 1703

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: 985

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: 743

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: 1677

Your House Champagne?

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

-mark
by mdavis
June 10th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: In which I actually like a Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 41
Views: 1863

WTN: In which I actually like a Sauvignon Blanc

There is Vatan, and then there is the rest of the producers making Sauvignon Blanc.

-mark
by mdavis
May 15th, 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones at Racines NYC
Replies: 13
Views: 1050

TN: Northern Rhones at Racines NYC

I have a bunch of those (clape, verset, chave, allemand reynard) in my cellar, thanks for the notes...sounds like a fantastic tasting.

-mark
by mdavis
April 15th, 2018, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH’s Burgundy auction today
Replies: 75
Views: 4432

HDH’s Burgundy auction today

I thought the prices were high on Truchot, Engel, Rousseau, and Raveneau. Wowza, 2005 GC from Truchot. $8k/3.

-mark
by mdavis
March 4th, 2018, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Overnoy-Crinquand Ploussard
Replies: 14
Views: 590

TN: 2015 Overnoy-Crinquand Ploussard

If you can secure a bottle - Overnoy-Houillon is worth trying, Alan...the poulsard is to the Jura as Truchot is the Cote d'Or :). It is an amazing bottle of wine.

-mark
by mdavis
February 25th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Replies: 7
Views: 396

TN: 2007 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

I've had great luck with 07 and 08 Dauvissat Clos...all have been quite youthful.

My cellar is kept at 50 degrees however.

-mark
by mdavis
February 25th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern's as solo diner [with update]
Replies: 85
Views: 7677

Bern's as solo diner [with update]

Robert M yers wrote:Wouldn’t a Durand help?
My thoughts exactly. I have good success with mine.


-mark
by mdavis
February 25th, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto disappointment
Replies: 88
Views: 4973

Zalto disappointment

Most of the time, the best glass for me is a Zalto white wine glass. Sometimes, Zalto universal... I own Zalto flutes - I own all the Zalto glasses - but I haven't found a glass of Champagne where the aromatic tradeoffs are worth seeing more bubbles. I have to say I really don't care about seeing b...
by mdavis
February 25th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone actually stopped buying wine?
Replies: 71
Views: 3747

Has anyone actually stopped buying wine?

Hmm...I got my fair share of Juge too. Stopping may be impossible for many of us...this hobby is a sickness. Many factors - at least in my situation: 1. The more wine you have, the less you need to buy. In theory, the bar raises every year purchases exceed consumption. 2. In the first decade, I purc...
by mdavis
February 25th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto disappointment
Replies: 88
Views: 4973

Zalto disappointment

Most of the time, the best glass for me is a Zalto white wine glass. Sometimes, Zalto universal... I own Zalto flutes - I own all the Zalto glasses - but I haven't found a glass of Champagne where the aromatic tradeoffs are worth seeing more bubbles. I have to say I really don't care about seeing bu...
by mdavis
January 31st, 2018, 12:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many different Burg producers are represented in your cellar?
Replies: 122
Views: 2647

How many different Burg producers are represented in your cellar?

44 producers.

I only buy about 20 in quantity and given the trajectory of current pricing, it seems the number shrinks about every year.

-mark
by mdavis
January 28th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Warrior: awesome
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Champagne Warrior: awesome

Alan:

Highly recommend Peter Liem's book & maps on Champagne: , if you haven't already read and internalized it.

-mark
by mdavis
January 28th, 2018, 12:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of Vatan (2002, 2004-12)
Replies: 40
Views: 944

Lots of Vatan (2002, 2004-12)

I appreciate your notes on the wine, but I am not sure why you give a score with your notes. I believe Adrian doesn't like the randomness and subjectivity of scores. Except that he does score on CT. Excellent tasting going that deep with Vatan. I've not had one with more maturity beyond 2007. A won...
by mdavis
January 23rd, 2018, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of Vatan (2002, 2004-12)
Replies: 40
Views: 944

Lots of Vatan (2002, 2004-12)

I just wanted to say thanks for posting the notes, Adrian.

That helps....think I will give the ones I have a bit of time.

-mark
by mdavis
December 30th, 2017, 1:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Truchot Trio
Replies: 10
Views: 548

2005 Truchot Trio

Thanks for the notes Fred - I have all Truchot 2005s safely lost in the cellar at the moment...it will not be long until I have the thing entirely organized.

-mark
by mdavis
December 19th, 2017, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2381

Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017

Quaffing:
2014 Roulot BB
2012/2013 Bereche Reserve

-mark
by mdavis
September 30th, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo: The First Winesearcher Hit
Replies: 75
Views: 8838

2013 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo: The First Winesearcher Hit

KatrinaBI wrote:MCF Rare Wine has some listed now at $299 a bottle.

No, thanks.
That is insanity.

Prices I got were between $129 and $169.

Keep looking. Happy hunting.

-mark
by mdavis
September 19th, 2017, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the "great" roses you've had?
Replies: 127
Views: 3938

What are the "great" roses you've had?

L'Anglore
Baudry
by mdavis
August 20th, 2017, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question regarding 05 Truchot. Did he make the wines?
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Question regarding 05 Truchot. Did he make the wines?

I haven't opened any Truchot 1er or GC that were anywhere near ready, but it is true that the vintage is in opposition to the style of the domain in certain ways and I suspect it will be quite some time until we fully understand how this will influence the end result. -mark
by mdavis
July 9th, 2017, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers, where the critic's scores really don't matter, to you?
Replies: 68
Views: 2156

Producers, where the critic's scores really don't matter, to you?

Currently extremely ticked off that Burlotto Monvigliero (which I buy year in and year out regardless) has essentially tripled in price for the 13 vintage b/c of Galloni's 100 point score. +1. Just found out about this today. Been buying the wine for over a decade, never paid more than $55. Yup...v...
by mdavis
July 9th, 2017, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers, where the critic's scores really don't matter, to you?
Replies: 68
Views: 2156

Producers, where the critic's scores really don't matter, to you?

I think it is fairly universal that at some point in this hobby most folks start ignoring the reviews/rags and start buying what they know and like best. That happened for me sometime around 2002-2005. I pretty much buy the same stuff every year - vintage quality/typicity may alter the quantity I bu...
by mdavis
June 30th, 2017, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Getting to know Selosse
Replies: 7
Views: 702

TNs: Getting to know Selosse

Nice lineup. Thanks for the notes.
by mdavis
June 27th, 2017, 12:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Luxury Car or Luxury Wine ?
Replies: 63
Views: 2667

Luxury Car or Luxury Wine ?

Both.

I drive a GT4.
by mdavis
April 3rd, 2017, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive Jacques Selosse dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

TN: Comprehensive Jacques Selosse dinner

Awesome dinner. Thanks for posting. Very cool.

If you happen to recall disgorgement dates, that would help us to understand which versions of the wines you had.

Too bad VO was flawed.

-mark
by mdavis
March 24th, 2017, 11:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A top vintage for this Chablis ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

TN: A top vintage for this Chablis ...

2014s from Dauvissat, Raveneau, and Roulot have all been excellent. -mark
by mdavis
March 24th, 2017, 11:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10471
Views: 463482

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Overnoy Vin Jaune
by mdavis
March 12th, 2017, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you drinking to celebrate Michigan winning the Big 10 basketball championship?
Replies: 20
Views: 619

What are you drinking to celebrate Michigan winning the Big 10 basketball championship?

Warren Taranow wrote:They're peaking at the right time!
Sparkling water for me; crossing swords with influenza B, armed only with Tamiflu and 15 more hours off work.

Cheers,
Warren
Ouch, remind me to stay away from you for a while :)

-mark
by mdavis
March 12th, 2017, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you drinking to celebrate Michigan winning the Big 10 basketball championship?
Replies: 20
Views: 619

What are you drinking to celebrate Michigan winning the Big 10 basketball championship?

Finished up 2007 Chartogne-Taillet Orizeaux.

So glad we finally won something...

-mark
by mdavis
February 8th, 2017, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines You Love That Others Just Don't Get
Replies: 107
Views: 3613

Wines You Love That Others Just Don't Get

Where to start. Love: Overnoy. But now people buy it because they think it makes them cool...then suffer through it because they hate that it is so "dirty", constantly changing, oddly colored, strangely "natural", highly variant between bottles, etc. Another Love: Truchot...People chase it now, but ...
by mdavis
December 9th, 2016, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne tasting
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Champagne tasting

I use Zalto white wine or universal for my favorite Champagne.

Champagne is like the Cote d'Or was about 15 years ago. Get it while you can and while it is relatively inexpensive.


-mark
by mdavis
November 29th, 2016, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What dishwasher do you use for your stems?
Replies: 33
Views: 1232

What dishwasher do you use for your stems?

Miele. -mark
by mdavis
October 30th, 2016, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner in Indianapolis (04 Truchot Sorbes, 07 Dujac BM, 90 Pernot Folatieres, 78 Gattinara, etc.)
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Dinner in Indianapolis (04 Truchot Sorbes, 07 Dujac BM, 90 Pernot Folatieres, 78 Gattinara, etc.)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:The MSD VV was the best of the 2004s for me. Never had a single bottle that showed green. The Blanchards was the most variable.
Surprising...I actually tried multiple bottles several years back with consistent results as well. -mark
by mdavis
October 30th, 2016, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: Pierre Peters Reserve Oubilee Brut NV
Replies: 7
Views: 388

TNR: Pierre Peters Reserve Oubilee Brut NV

This is the info I got when I asked Theise: "It is a year older than the regular NV, ferments and is aged in "egg" and with more lees contact than the NV. Rodolphe makes his own dosage liqueur for this cuvée, and it is aged in a tiny barrique that's the size of a dachshund puppy, and almost as cute....
by mdavis
October 30th, 2016, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm thinking Cellarpro- how long do they last?
Replies: 37
Views: 1881

I'm thinking Cellarpro- how long do they last?

Mark, I'll check in with Bryan, but ithere may have been a miscommunication - our units CAN maintain temps as low as 48F out of the box, and 45F with factory modification - but note that the lower temp will require significantly more BTUH. Larger units MAY maintain higher RH in a given cellar, but ...
by mdavis
October 30th, 2016, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm thinking Cellarpro- how long do they last?
Replies: 37
Views: 1881

I'm thinking Cellarpro- how long do they last?

I keep my cellar at 50 degrees. mark Why? Are you aging backwards? Hi Maureen- Rationale for a 50 degree wine cellar: 1. It slows, but does not stop, the aging curve. It preserves freshness for a longer period of time. I like that, given my timelines and the price escalation in regions I love. 2. I...
by mdavis
October 30th, 2016, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner in Indianapolis (04 Truchot Sorbes, 07 Dujac BM, 90 Pernot Folatieres, 78 Gattinara, etc.)
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Dinner in Indianapolis (04 Truchot Sorbes, 07 Dujac BM, 90 Pernot Folatieres, 78 Gattinara, etc.)

I found the pyrazine in 2004 Truchot to vary from bottle to bottle and from vineyard to vineyard. Detest the MSD VV in 2004 - poured the wine out - massively affected by Pyrazine. Sentier had no sign of pyrazine and was great Sorbes has shown variation - from great to just ok. On Blanchards, I wrote...
by mdavis
October 29th, 2016, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MORIC 2001-2015 - among the best wines in the world
Replies: 9
Views: 680

MORIC 2001-2015 - among the best wines in the world

Moric are cool, geeky wines IMO.

They are the Truchot of Blaufränkisch IMO.

..I have some that are 10+ years old - will pull one to see how it is doing.

-mark
by mdavis
October 29th, 2016, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm thinking Cellarpro- how long do they last?
Replies: 37
Views: 1881

I'm thinking Cellarpro- how long do they last?

I keep my cellar at 50 degrees. I contacted cellarpro folks several months ago (Bryan Adams) to see if they could help me with a redundant split system. They recommended an 8500 for my space, but it seemed that a 6500 would suffice given the load calculations of my space and my previous experience w...
by mdavis
October 21st, 2016, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Barcodes
Replies: 48
Views: 2046

Cellar Tracker Barcodes

1. You can get printable RFID labels, so you can have both barcode/QR and RFID on the same label, with about the same size (30336 that is used today) 2. My labels are custom and for the most part do not show any information except a QR code and a INT2of5 code for each bottle. I couldn't care less ab...
by mdavis
October 20th, 2016, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Barcodes
Replies: 48
Views: 2046

Cellar Tracker Barcodes

I'm surprised there isn't more talk about moving to RFID.

-mark
by mdavis
October 16th, 2016, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How well does Chidaine actually age?
Replies: 14
Views: 842

How well does Chidaine actually age?

Stopped buying them a long time ago when the 2002s pox'ed. I believe others on wine disorder had similar findings many years ago.

-mark
by mdavis
October 12th, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am beginning to think that I am not a big Beaujolais fan
Replies: 62
Views: 2855

I am beginning to think that I am not a big Beaujolais fan

I am beginning to think that I am not a big Beaujolais fan That's because it's not very good. You liked the 1985 Dubœuf Chiroubles Chateau Raousset at Bern's though, right? Funny, I ordered that when I was there last fall as well :). It wasn't as good as I had hoped for...but then again, there was ...
by mdavis
August 29th, 2016, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: giacosa doppleganger
Replies: 68
Views: 3552

giacosa doppleganger

I was thinking the answer is an empty set...
by mdavis
August 28th, 2016, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Raffault Chinon les Picasses
Replies: 7
Views: 619

TN: 1978 Raffault Chinon les Picasses

I went though 3 bottles of the wine - one each in 2014,15,16. I thought the wines were pretty interesting for what they are, but certainly not '99 LT. :) The wines do require a bit of air and show some brett, some green, and other aspects that may turn some folks off. With that said, the wines were ...

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