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by L e o F r o k i c
March 31st, 2020, 4:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Ferguson Vineyard
Replies: 19
Views: 627

Re: 2014 L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Ferguson Vineyard

You can see the Ferguson vineyard in this short video...

by L e o F r o k i c
March 13th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pacific NW Cabs/blends vs California - at the $50 price point
Replies: 45
Views: 2955

Re: Pacific NW Cabs/blends vs California - at the $50 price point

Aside from the ones mentioned above Armstrong winery makes awesome Cabs (and one of the best Cab Francs I had in US)

https://www.armstrongwinery.com/visit/walla-walla
by L e o F r o k i c
February 17th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3373

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Was this the older label?
Yes, this is Domaine wine with a pre 2005 label and bottle. In 2005 they bottled their Grand Crus in heavier, different shapes bottles.
by L e o F r o k i c
February 15th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 48
Views: 2934

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

I also am a member at WWS and will agree it’s a great place to drink. I’d agree to meet there if that’s the consensus. But wouldn’t a nice dinner and Chambolle be better? Chambolle theme is just an example, I’m super flexible. If we do choose a theme others are short on, I’m sure we can arrange a b...
by L e o F r o k i c
February 10th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 48
Views: 2934

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

First half of march can work for me. Open for any burgundy theme, have mostly Jadots.
by L e o F r o k i c
January 30th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 10957

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

Craig G wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 6:46 pm
“Over my dead body!”
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Pretty much.
by L e o F r o k i c
January 30th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 10957

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

Kelly Walker wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 12:58 pm
I stumbled upon a magnum of Jadot 2012 Musigny that was reasonably priced at auction. Any experience?
This will be a legendary wine as the old vines deep roots have handled the heat and the drought of 2012 well but this will require a lot of patience Kelly, your children will thank you.
by L e o F r o k i c
January 28th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 10957

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

It seems like Jadot from the famous grand and premier cru addresses, especially on the Cote de Nuit, took a pretty sharp jump up in price a few years ago. They used to be great deals, now they are not the bargain they were. The Beaune premiers are still excellent deals though Everybody in Burgundy ...
by L e o F r o k i c
January 28th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 10957

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

Yes thank you Leo! My Burgundy experience is limited, but I've found that old Jadot to be highly enjoyable. 1985 Amoureuses, 1990 Echezeaux, and 1990 Bonnes Mares were all excellent this past year or so You're lucky to have had the 1985 Amoureuses. That wine was made by Domaine Clair Dau and when i...
by L e o F r o k i c
January 28th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 10957

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

Leo, many thanks for the very detailed explanation. One comment: IIRC Clos de Croix de Pierre is not a 1er Cru. Dan Kravitz Screen Shot 2020-01-28 at 3.47.29 PM.png I know It's hard to wrap the head about red from Pernand-Vergelesses being a Premier Cru but it is, it's a part of the En Caradeux Vin...
by L e o F r o k i c
January 28th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 10957

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

Domaine Louis Jadot, Domaine Héritiers Louis Jadot and Domaine Gagey are all owned by different entities (with the Domaine Gagey being the family holdings of the Gagey family who run Jadot), and the vineyards of the Héritiers for example are farmed by a different team from the vineyards of Domaine ...
by L e o F r o k i c
January 27th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Washington State Wine Trip - Recommendations Needed!
Replies: 25
Views: 1400

Re: Washington State Wine Trip - Recommendations Needed!

R M Kriete wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 11:35 am
How long is the drive from Seattle to Walla Walla.....would flying in to Portland be of any advantage?
Portland is shorter by 30 minutes and drive is much more scenic.
by L e o F r o k i c
January 22nd, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 58
Views: 4134

Re: Eric Guido To Join Vinous

Happy for Eric, perfect job for him. Since I first met him, well over decade ago, he has always been taking notes and focusing on wine.
by L e o F r o k i c
January 13th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slovenian Riesling
Replies: 26
Views: 958

Re: Slovenian Riesling

In former Austro-Hungary, which Slovenia was a part of, the most common grape was Welschriesling which had nothing in common with Rhine Riesling. Since Austro_Hungary had so many minorities living there, each region withing Austro-Hungary gave it its own name to Welschriesling, Slovenians called it ...
by L e o F r o k i c
January 3rd, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Jadot Bonnes Mares, 2008 Roederer Cristal, ...
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: 2004 Jadot Bonnes Mares, 2008 Roederer Cristal, ...

The Jadot Web site reports that their holdings are all in Chambolle-Musigny. Yes that is correct, but from 1986 until 2005 a part of their production came from Domaine Fougeray de Beauclai which is the sole owner of the parcel that is located in Morey St Denis and is on a completely different soil ...
by L e o F r o k i c
January 3rd, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Jadot Bonnes Mares, 2008 Roederer Cristal, ...
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: 2004 Jadot Bonnes Mares, 2008 Roederer Cristal, ...

Jadot's Bonnes Mares holding is one of their best IMO. The holding now, or the holding back then. IIRC they lost part of it not long ago. In 2006, the part of Bonnes Mares Vineyard that was in Morey St Denis, which had completely different soil went back to hairs of Clair Dau. Few years ago had a d...
by L e o F r o k i c
January 1st, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '04 Comtes has got it going on
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: '04 Comtes has got it going on

I just had one few weeks ago and was blown away. On release it was little tight, I prefered 2002 and 2006 so was drinking those.
by L e o F r o k i c
December 30th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?
Replies: 43
Views: 1909

Re: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?

Cost of Bushel of grains (56 lbs) is anywhere from 3-5 dollars. No distillery owns fields of grains but buys it from farmers, mainly from mainland and until recently most of it was from abroad. From a bushel of grain one gets around 10 liters of 200 proof pure alcohol after removing heads and tails,...
by L e o F r o k i c
December 28th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?
Replies: 43
Views: 1909

Re: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?

Try the cost of Barrels, average price is $1,000, Whiskey producers get them for $50 or less... Most of wines have shelf life, whiskey doesn't. Decent whisky barrels cost a lot more than that, unless you are Beam Suntory and own bourbon distillers already. A good sherry cask right now for scotch co...
by L e o F r o k i c
December 28th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?
Replies: 43
Views: 1909

Re: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?

Leo, your points are valid as to why wine costs more. They are equally valid as to why I currently drink as much, if not more, bourbon than wine these days. I'm not much of a spirit drinker as for some reason if I have them in excess they give me a headache while wine doesn't. I do have a soft spot...
by L e o F r o k i c
December 28th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?
Replies: 43
Views: 1909

Re: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?

I think Leo hit the nail somewhat on the head (even if he got the grain wrong.....at least when it comes to Scotch). To his points, I’ll add that most whisky (and even bourbon) houses are of an age where they’ve recouped sunk-in costs so they can afford to price their products at lower numbers. The...
by L e o F r o k i c
December 27th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?
Replies: 43
Views: 1909

Re: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?

Because it's very cheap to grow corn and wheat and you can grow them almost everywhere, have you ever been to midwest? Grapes require much much more TLC and better the land higher the prices. 1 acre of land in midwest is from $5k to $10K for prime land. Prime land of vineyard costs you upwards of 50...
by L e o F r o k i c
December 15th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3373

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

Joel Singer wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Because there is no Domaine Jadot version of the Clos St. Denis.
Domaine Gagey is considered a Domaine wine, all Domaine Gagey vineyards are managed by Jadot, Pierre Henry Gagey, whos family owns those vineyards is the CEO of Jadot.
by L e o F r o k i c
December 15th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3373

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

One of my favorite wines so I had it many times. There's only 2 barrels made of Domaine wine (50 cases,) that is owned by Gagey family, which has run the Jadot for past 50+ years. Kobrand, which is the importer, brings in both Domaine and Negociant version. I don't know how are the things imported/d...
by L e o F r o k i c
December 9th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 263
Views: 12869

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Corey N. wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Well that would just be ridiculous.
It's my #1 excuse blush
by L e o F r o k i c
December 9th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 263
Views: 12869

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Corey N. wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Plot twist: Leo has only had one white wine in his life.
A far departure from I only had 1 drink ;-)
by L e o F r o k i c
December 9th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 263
Views: 12869

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Michael Bowden wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 5:59 pm
1983 Louis Jadot Le Montrachet - 68 points (lol)
Had it few times, last one in 2010 and it's probably the best white wine I ever had in my life.
by L e o F r o k i c
December 3rd, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 63
Views: 5637

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

I know Taittinger can do no wrong but has anyone tried this one yet? I haven't tried a single '08 Blanc de Blanc anything. Or '09 for that matter. Not a Comte but I loved 2008 Taittinger Brut Millesime, it reminded me of 2002 but with crisper acidity, probably one of the best Brut Millesime I have ...
by L e o F r o k i c
November 30th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgundy Village Wines !
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Re: 2005 Burgundy Village Wines !

2005 Burgundies have everything you want but they will require much more time especially with the producers who make structured wines, I WON'T BE OPENING mines for another 5 to 10 years, had a Jadot's village Gevray few weeks ago and it was still tight.
by L e o F r o k i c
November 30th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgundy Village Wines !
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Re: 2005 Burgundy Village Wines !

Josh Najjar wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 1:53 pm
About 20 years ago Meadows said - mtge. your home, do whatever you have to do to buy the 2005s - I think he may have been right ?!
More like 12-13 years ago ;)
by L e o F r o k i c
November 28th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Asili
Replies: 19
Views: 1710

Re: TN: 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Asili

I went long on the 07's since it was my daughter's birth year. Bought them on pre-sale from Zachy's and collected them the moment they came to US (used to live in Zachy's neighborhood.) Stored at 52, winter temp get to low 40's for few months. Opened 2007 Rabaja today. Decanted for 1/2 hour and put ...
by L e o F r o k i c
November 27th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?

Drink them young, drink them old but never in between.
by L e o F r o k i c
November 26th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol and Oak
Replies: 13
Views: 776

Re: Alcohol and Oak

To make a great wine there's a lot of trial and error. Washington State is a fairly new Wine region, for instance, first Winery in Walla Walla opened in 1978 and now you have 120+ wineries. In most places in Europe wine has been made for 1000-2000 years and they have gone thru their trial and error,...
by L e o F r o k i c
November 26th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol and Oak
Replies: 13
Views: 776

Re: Alcohol and Oak

Wrong forum, this should be in Wine Talk.
by L e o F r o k i c
November 26th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Legend - 1969 Chappellet
Replies: 15
Views: 1446

Re: The Legend - 1969 Chappellet

One of the best Birth year wines I had was a Magnum of 1973 Chappellet. Came in with good fills but cork was pushing out about 1/4". Wanted to return it but the rep was dragging his feet, thanks god for it, it was a beautiful mature Cali Cab. Never had a bottle of Togni that I didn't like, well done...
by L e o F r o k i c
November 16th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!
Replies: 36
Views: 2201

Re: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!

When it comes to pure enjoyment, my percentage is higher with CC that with any other white GC by a huge margin. I had my fair share of white Burgundies GCs and with most of them we spent time of justifying why it was not drinking well, Montrachetes in particular...
by L e o F r o k i c
November 9th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Berserker Abroad...
Replies: 19
Views: 1316

Re: A Berserker Abroad...

What a nice story!!!!!!
by L e o F r o k i c
October 16th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 69
Views: 2076

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Steve Eisenhauer wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 11:33 am
Alois Lageder and Tiefenbrunner were going to be my suggestions. So I second those.
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by L e o F r o k i c
October 12th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington State Trip
Replies: 32
Views: 1467

Re: Washington State Trip

Allan Pannizzo wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 12:41 pm
. We want to stay at a Nice Hotel preferably with a Vineyard View.
Most of the Vineyards are across the border, in Oregon, just outside the town called Milton-Freewater, which is not know for hospitality or fine dining, staying in Walla Walla is what I would recommend.
by L e o F r o k i c
October 12th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington State Trip
Replies: 32
Views: 1467

Re: Washington State Trip

On a more serious note, I have not stayed there but hear that the Inn at Abeja is quite nice. We have stayed at Walla Faces Inn downtown, which was great -- and they have vineyard locations as well -- but a quick google search suggests they are no longer in business (??). Others may know more -- an...
by L e o F r o k i c
October 12th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington State Trip
Replies: 32
Views: 1467

Re: Washington State Trip

Thanks to Everybody!!! Walla Walla it is. Last thing, we want to have Nice Accommodations. We want to stay at a Nice Hotel preferably with a Vineyard View. If anybody can give some recommendations we will Book our Trip. Walla Walla is a short flight from Seattle, about an hour and a lot of fun, you...
by L e o F r o k i c
October 10th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1322
Views: 77162

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Yes, I'm sure his is authentic, and quantities are always very limited. I find the whole olive oil fraud depressing (most is not even really olive oil), but the specific fraud regarding Italian (especially Tuscan) olive oil is just weird. I've had oils from Lebanon, Spain and other places that were...
by L e o F r o k i c
October 4th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1322
Views: 77162

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

To Leo Frokic – These wines are available in abundance in “America’s Heartland”. Without looking up numbers, last year I probably sold 30,000 cases in the Midwest, Southwest and Mountain states. Dan Kravitz I said most of those products. Go to Fairway in NY and look at their cheese selection and th...
by L e o F r o k i c
October 3rd, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1322
Views: 77162

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Anton D wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 9:35 am

I am too lazy to check it myself, but it would be interesting to check each of those items and see which states consume them the most.

Perhaps the list was chosen to preferentially tax consumers in certain places?
Good point, in America's "heartland" most of those products are not available.
by L e o F r o k i c
October 3rd, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1322
Views: 77162

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Products that may be of concern to Berserkers: French, German, Spanish and British (!) wine under 14% (note: not Italian, Portugeuse or Austrian) Single-malt Irish and Scotch whiskies Liqueurs and cordials Spanish olive oil and olives Cows milk cheese from pretty much anywhere in Europe Spanish and...
by L e o F r o k i c
September 18th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards
Replies: 12
Views: 1563

Re: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards

Jadot's 2005s from CdN are nowhere near ready to drink, not even village wines so this was very brave of you to try. [cheers.gif] Original Clos St Jacques, before 1850, was just bit bigger then Estournelles and it contained only the upper part. Screen Shot 2019-09-18 at 10.29.55 AM.png In 2016 vinta...
by L e o F r o k i c
August 14th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2358

Re: 09 Wine

I agree the issue with 2009 is far more often a certain listlessness than overripeness - the EEG remark is funny. But if the 1959s came out fine, hard to imagine the 2009s won't. This!!!! 1959 is my favorite vintage of all time, Burgundy and Bordeaux. Lab numbers for 1959 were almost the same, pati...
by L e o F r o k i c
August 14th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hi everyone in Boston
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: Hi everyone in Boston

Welcome to the board!
by L e o F r o k i c
August 4th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7374

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

This is all fascinating. Can the affected people tolerate one glass of Port? What happens if you guys have one serving of 43% ABV Scotch? In this non-linear idea, it would seem drinking one Scotch would be crushing you guys. Do one martini or limoncello seem as bad as that glass of 14-15% glass of ...
by L e o F r o k i c
July 6th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 465
Views: 47960

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Steve Saxon wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 5:36 pm
L e o F r o k i c wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Here's my mess, aprox 16'x16' room...

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Looks like your NY wine cellar.
Obviously a same difference.... I could barely enter my NY one, this one is bigger, blush

Here's the NY one
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