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by john stimson
June 29th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Boudot
Replies: 50
Views: 2975

Re: Your favorite Boudot

Robert--you missed the header, which says "X-Leroy" what are your two favorite Boudots.
by john stimson
June 29th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004, 2008, 2011 Cappellano
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: 2004, 2008, 2011 Cappellano

Yeah, it was a pleasure. Even though it showed well out of the chute, I think it did gain depth and a little complexity with air, so I would either give it 2-3 hours of air before, or be slow about drinking it.
by john stimson
June 29th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004, 2008, 2011 Cappellano
Replies: 4
Views: 276

2004, 2008, 2011 Cappellano

Three of us got together yesterday for a COVID distanced outdoor tasting of Cappellano. Although there is quite a bit of Piedmonte experience amongst the three of us, we can't claim the same with regard to Cappellano wines. So we decided to try some that we had been saving. The 04 and 08 double deca...
by john stimson
June 28th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses

Thanks for the note. Would you say this has overcome the tight phase already? I'm not familiar with the producer yet, but waiting for a 2005 Clos du Roi to arrive, which I'm looking forward to. Tomas--I regard Corton's as 20 year wines, in other words I don't expect all of them to hit their stride ...
by john stimson
June 27th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues) Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues) Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode

Thanks for the report, Doug. I have a fair amount of Pavelot, but aside from a couple of 96's, everything is gone before 2005. A great source for interesting, affordable red burg.
by john stimson
June 25th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Abeja Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: TN: 2007 Abeja Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

John is really a great winemaker, and one of the nicest guys on the planet. When we were there last, he had several other folks' wines in the cellar. People who were just getting started, but also people who's wines need help, that he was trying to resurrect out of the goodness of his heart. Now, hi...
by john stimson
June 23rd, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Abeja Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: TN: 2007 Abeja Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Yup. I've bought a couple of year's worth of the pinots, and one year of the chards, and tasted thru the set with John including some barrel samples a couple of years ago. the Chard is basically the same as the Abeja--very good for washington chard. the pinots are quite good, a little on the muscula...
by john stimson
June 23rd, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Abeja Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: TN: 2007 Abeja Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Nice, Brandon. Even though Molly and John have moved on from Abeja, they've been able to keep the Bacchus fruit source and still put out a great cab under the Devonna label.
by john stimson
June 19th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An actual live, in person wine tasting (with 96 Bachelet Charmes)
Replies: 1
Views: 123

An actual live, in person wine tasting (with 96 Bachelet Charmes)

After numerous Zoom tastings, four of us who were starved for actual in person human contact got together for an in-person tasting on my front patio.  We were quite covid safe, to the point of pouring our own bottle for each of the other participants.  It was a pleasure to actually see other friends...
by john stimson
June 8th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Hudelot Noellat Bourgogne
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: TN: 2017 Hudelot Noellat Bourgogne

Nah-it's fine.
by john stimson
June 1st, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles-St.-Jacques
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: TN: 2001 Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles-St.-Jacques

I've been leaving mine alone intending to wait a little longer, as I only have one or two left, and last time I had it I felt it was still on the young side of middle age. the rustic or wild thing--hard to know if it's the same thing, but I thought it was just 2001--a little herbal or vegetal note t...
by john stimson
June 1st, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine de la Taille aux Loups Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos de Mosny
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine de la Taille aux Loups Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos de Mosny

these wines are really good. for a while you couldn't get them in Seattle, and I had to get them thru Portland, but now they are being brought in to Seattle. the only disappointment for me is they are considerably more expensive than they used to be, but I think still worth it.
by john stimson
May 30th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos

I love the wines, but I've had some problems aging them. BTW, did this have a regular cork, or a diam? (Also, I would second Alan's comment. Before covid cut off visits to my wine shop, whenever I would taste the newly arriving 18's, I would then ask "is there any of the 2017 left?".)
by john stimson
May 27th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Dauvissat-Camus Preuses
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: TN: 1996 Dauvissat-Camus Preuses

When this happens, I'm never quite sure whether to rejoice, or cry. 1996 was the white wine vintage of my lifetime. Then it all came crashing down. The wines that have survived have been memorable. (Note that Jasper Morris has speculated that simply waiting on the 1996's will fix their premox issue....
by john stimson
May 27th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Distinguishing Typificities of White Burgundies
Replies: 12
Views: 998

Re: Distinguishing Typificities of White Burgundies

Yeah--I would have been thinking typicities, but this one sounds a lot more official and legitimate. Welcome to the board, Hank.
by john stimson
May 26th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I have bad memory or I am not alone here?
Replies: 33
Views: 1795

Re: Do I have bad memory or I am not alone here?

Actually, a T-shirt with my address on it, and maybe my ATM PIN number on it would be extremely helpful.
by john stimson
May 26th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I have bad memory or I am not alone here?
Replies: 33
Views: 1795

Re: Do I have bad memory or I am not alone here?

I have the flip side of that problem. I buy four bottles of something, and i have a good memory of what the wine was like when I tried it--can even probably write a tasting note a year later, and figure I've had the wine perhaps twice. But when I go back to get the next bottle, I find that all four ...
by john stimson
May 25th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 V. Dauvissat Chablis 'La Forest'
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: 2005 V. Dauvissat Chablis 'La Forest'

Ouch--sorry to hear. I really didn't have much premox trouble until 2008 (a little 2007).
by john stimson
May 25th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Marquis de Angerville Volnay 1er Champans
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: TN: 2007 Marquis de Angerville Volnay 1er Champans

Thanks for the report, although I think you've way underestimated how long the sweet spot will last--I'd say more on the order of 10-15 years rather than 2-3. I would enjoy them now, but save a few, as seeing how they evolve over that 10-15 years will be a pleasure.
by john stimson
May 25th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: TN: 1997 Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Thanks for the report, Doug. this is reassuring. I still have a fair amount of Clerico from the 1998-2004 range, when I quit buying as I wanted to move away from the more heavily extracted/oaked styles of Barolo. I've sort of set the wines aside to see if time will mellow things out.
by john stimson
May 25th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which is a better Nebbiolo deal, Barolo vs. Barbaresco?
Replies: 13
Views: 898

Re: Which is a better Nebbiolo deal, Barolo vs. Barbaresco?

The answer is--yes.

For those prices you could/should buy plenty of both. When you can get excellent wines like those for prices in the $30's, why in the world would anyone in their right mind be spending over $200 for things like California Cabs?
by john stimson
May 24th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 V. Dauvissat Chablis 'La Forest'
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: 2005 V. Dauvissat Chablis 'La Forest'

Thanks, guys. Yeah, Rauno, I think perhaps I'm being a little overly dramatic, but I honestly do think that if this wine was presented to me blind, I would have had a tough time saying "Chablis".
by john stimson
May 23rd, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Séchet
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: TN: 2000 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Séchet

J & S Dauvissat and Drouhin (domaine du Vaudon) also put out a Secher(t,s).
by john stimson
May 22nd, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 V. Dauvissat Chablis 'La Forest'
Replies: 5
Views: 500

2005 V. Dauvissat Chablis 'La Forest'

In youth, this wine was ripe and rich, but with great balance and acid to spare, yet nary a hint of it's Chablis origins. It was actually quite delicious. I saved a few. Tonight the wine is pristine, a healthy mid-yellow, slightly greenish color. Ripe and rich, but with great balance and acid to spa...
by john stimson
May 22nd, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Séchet
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: TN: 2000 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Séchet

Sechet (Secher, Sechets--they can't seem to make up their minds in France on these things) is sort of a favorite site of mine, maybe just because it's slightly out of the mainstream. But also perhaps because it tends to be higher on the "minerality" end of things, whatever that is.
by john stimson
May 21st, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: premox x 3
Replies: 24
Views: 1370

Re: TN: premox x 3

so looking forward to wine tonight. Pulled a Ramonet Ruchottes 2004. Shot. Not drinkable. Opened a Guyon Meursault Charmes 2007–had a great bottle recently. Shot. Worse than the Ramonet. So I opened a second. Just as bad. Drinking water now. Delicious. Struck out. 0 for 3. First world problem, I kn...
by john stimson
May 19th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mid-month Tasting Notes: Corona Edition, May 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Mid-month Tasting Notes: Corona Edition, May 2020

Wow--I'm impressed. Not sure I could keep up that pace. Lots of interesting reports, but to me (despite being a burg lover) the likely $35 or less Produttori takes the cake as the ultimate QPR wine in the line-up, as it usually does in any line-up.
by john stimson
May 19th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington State Vintages 2017-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Washington State Vintages 2017-2019

Actually, the cooler vintages tend to be the best at the better estates--you'll find 2011 the most recent favorite of many winemakers.
by john stimson
May 14th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4400

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

The interesting question that remains for me in all of this is how the wines age under Diam (or screw cap, for that matter). Being free of TCA or Premox is huge, but the experience we're all seeking is the 15 year old white burg that has aged into the astounding thing that didn't exist at 2-3 years ...
by john stimson
May 14th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4400

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

I THINK this thread contains at least a partial list.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=166570&p=2890263&hi ... M#p2890263

Also this thread for chablis:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=168534&p=2946384&hi ... u#p2946384
by john stimson
May 9th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Roulot Bourgogne blanc
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: 2007 Roulot Bourgogne blanc

I spread it around now--Fichet as mentioned, Niellon (although prices have jumped), Carillon, Boisson-Vadot (although I can't find it anymore). Frankly, though, now I'm also drinking far more dry Loire Chenin (compared to almost none 5 years ago), and of course continuing my usual Chablis intake.
by john stimson
May 9th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Roulot Bourgogne blanc
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: 2007 Roulot Bourgogne blanc

Yeah--used to try to buy this regularly (as I did with Coche bourgogne blanc), but suddenly, whoosh, it became near impossible to find, or showed up at $60.
by john stimson
May 8th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Roulot Bourgogne blanc
Replies: 9
Views: 579

2007 Roulot Bourgogne blanc

Stumbled upon this in a COVID inspired rousting out of my cellar. I was a little worried for it in terms of premox, but it's a pale green straw color as if newly minted. Perfectly balanced pristine wine--citrus, some kind of flowers, a little filbert, lacks a little depth that one might find in vine...
by john stimson
May 8th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - Vosne Beaumonts 2008 Hudelot-Noellat
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: TN - Vosne Beaumonts 2008 Hudelot-Noellat

I had this wine as well within the last 6 months, and my take was quite similar. I realized it was young--younger than I would normally address a burgundy like this--but I've had other youngish H-N wines that showed remarkably well, so I gave it a whirl. I think it's just shy and holding things back...
by john stimson
May 8th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 2947

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

2000 Giacosa's. 2002 Monfortino.
by john stimson
May 7th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Jadot Clos St Jaqcues
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: 2008 Jadot Clos St Jaqcues

Thanks, Claus. It will be interesting to hear if it ever really opened up. I decided a while back to try to hold off on my Jadot wines for an extra 3-5 years than I might normally approach my usual burgs. In a usual time frame (say 12-15 years after vintage) they seem to always be OK, but holding so...
by john stimson
May 5th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

I bought fairly heavily (for me), but for the most part have been taking the strategy of waiting another 2-3 years. The few that I've had toward the upper end have been great. (Drouhin Amaureuses--hauntingly beautiful, Lambrays--great fruit, some whole-cluster pepperiness and stems quality, Hudelot-...
by john stimson
May 2nd, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 4928

Re: How good is Chevillon?

2007 Vaucrains tonight. Beautiful, delicious and aromatic, lighter weight, with no grumpiness or tannic background. Never really would have placed it as a Vaucrains. Perfectly ready--more of an herbed chicken wine than a meat wine.
by john stimson
May 2nd, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3877

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

I am curious in regard to those who say they never decant. Virtually every bottle of Burgundy I open with any age has sediment...whether its sediment is as bitter and perhaps as deleterious to the taste of the wine as with Nebbiolo, perhaps not. Yet, unless one were to keep the bottle on its side i...
by john stimson
April 30th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mystery White Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Mystery White Wine

I do tend to drink my Loire secs young, probably because I don't know any better. I have a few 2014's left, and maybe some older ones buried, but mostly am slowly drinking 2017's. Identifying a core fruit for Chenin is hard for me as well. Maybe it's less ripe apple, but modified by lanolin, with sl...
by john stimson
April 30th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mystery White Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Mystery White Wine

Yeah--late to the party. I was going to guess a Loire Chenin sec.
by john stimson
April 29th, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 4160

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

Actually, that's the one thing--that risk--that might make me want to sell single exalted bottles.
by john stimson
April 29th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Evolving note on mystery wine...Revealed
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: TN: Evolving note on mystery wine

Carl Steefel wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Cannot think of any Burgundy style wine that would have these descriptors...
Carl--think about it for a bit.
by john stimson
April 29th, 2020, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Evolving note on mystery wine...Revealed
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: TN: Evolving note on mystery wine

David_K wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Are you able to tell whether the bottle is a Bordeaux shape or Burgundy shape?
That's cheating. (which is a treasured blind tasting technique of mine.)
by john stimson
April 29th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3877

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

Intimidation has nothing to do with my agreement with him. You have a lot of experience, I have no criticism whatsoever. But I think a lot of people decant wine because it makes them feel like serious wine people. And it imbues the wine with significance. Many blind tastings show people prefer wine...
by john stimson
April 29th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 4160

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

it’s just wine and economics. I always wonder if these people who say they look at the wine at what they paid for it and not the current value would sell their appreciated house or stocks for what they paid for them. The endowment effect is strong with many people. IF I had wines that had increased...
by john stimson
April 29th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 4160

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

You should have put the money in the stock market.
by john stimson
April 29th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Evolving note on mystery wine...Revealed
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: TN: Evolving note on mystery wine

Josh Grossman wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 5:07 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Two hours in, and the wine has not budged. It’s frankly tiring at this point.
Cool year Sociando Mallet?
Actually, this was my other choice, cool year, young, Sociando. You would swear it has a lot more cab franc, but it doesn't.
by john stimson
April 29th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3877

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

Always an interesting discussion. I happen to be a decanter (often a double decant). But I would ask the reverse question. Give some examples of wines that have been hurt by decanting (not just given too much air, but the act of pouring into another vessel), and explain why this occurs. There are a ...

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