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by Jerry Hey
November 24th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?
Replies: 29
Views: 3165

Re: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?

Thomas Puricelli wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 4:52 am
Check out Hotel Drisco. Above cow hollow and the marina in pacific heights.
+1
by Jerry Hey
November 17th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite town in Provence, and your favorite Bandol not named Tempier
Replies: 47
Views: 3305

Re: Your favorite town in Provence, and your favorite Bandol not named Tempier

Visit Chateau Pibarnon, great location and were serving up their 2001 rouge as well as younger vintages when I was there in July. Eat at Hostellerie Berard in La Cadiere d'Azur. Pretty little hill top town and an excellent 2 Michelin star restaurant. The restaurant in the Hotel Ile Rousse in Bandol...
by Jerry Hey
November 16th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!
Replies: 36
Views: 2025

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

For me, CC doesn't have the depth and complexity of the other Grand Crus. It is more in line with a Grand Cru Chablis. I've had plenty of wines from various producers and while some have been very enjoyable, like older Bonneau du Martray and even Coche, those just don't develop into the honey, nutty...
by Jerry Hey
November 14th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2374

Re: Ponsot...in general

I had the 99 and 05 Clos de la Roche two weeks ago. The 99 was stellar, easily one of the best red Burgs I've had recently. The 05 wasn't as open and held a lot in reserve, but both were excellent bottles. A case of 85 CdlR bought on release has only gotten better over the years and my last bottle w...
by Jerry Hey
November 11th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 121
Views: 3678

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

"If" premox is solely due to a cork issue, then why aren't red wines affected at that same rate, or even at all??
by Jerry Hey
October 27th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein

The 88 Yquem is one of the best vintages for me. I had a 375 of the 83 last weekend and it was the best of a case I bought on release, honey and full bodied, but didn't have the verve and spine of the 88.
by Jerry Hey
October 22nd, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with white truffles
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: Wines with white truffles

Kris Patten wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 9:58 pm
Jerry,

Formal culinary training at some point or passion and trial?
Kris - Probably no culinary school but I do like finding some good sounding recipes and tweaking them. The dinners I fix are all centered around what wines we are having.
by Jerry Hey
October 20th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with white truffles
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Wines with white truffles

Last night I held a dinner featuring white truffles and wines with members of our wine group. Dinner was a lobster salad, duck prosciutto, and castlevere olives to start; scallop on a bed of wild rice and mushrooms with white truffles; risotto with white truffles; duck confit Hachis Parmentier with ...
by Jerry Hey
October 19th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1284

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

I just wish there was a little more seating, but I've seen both and they are well were a visit.
by Jerry Hey
October 14th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once in a life time Krug Clos du Mesnil vertical (85-96) and friends
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Once in a life time Krug Clos du Mesnil vertical (85-96) and friends

Great tasting and notes! The '88 Clos du Mesnil is an amazing wine and also the finest Champagne I have ever had.
by Jerry Hey
October 11th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 5831

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Kris Patten wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Either 1995 Heidsieck Blanc de Millenaires or 2008 DP. Probably Heidsieck this year, like a cellar full of DP 2008 in 20-30 years though.
I loved the 95 Heidsieck and the Dom 08 also. And with that I'd include the 08 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee.
by Jerry Hey
September 30th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Wines with friends

Richard Flack - I've had hachis parmentier with duck confit several times in France so I think it is the proper term for this dish. And that is what d'Artagnan calls it in its recipe as well.
by Jerry Hey
September 30th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Wines with friends

Nathan V. wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 10:38 am
Jerry Hey wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 11:08 am

Hachis Parmentier with duck confit
Am I interpreting this correctly that you used duck confit instead of ground beef to make the hachis? That's interesting.
Yes - I basically used this D'Artagnan recipe - https://www.dartagnan.com/duck-confit-p ... ecipe.html
by Jerry Hey
September 30th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Wines with friends

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 11:46 pm
Sounds like a pleasant evening Jerry. Could have been a great evening with a Burg or two!
Agree. I had an 89 Armand Pommard Epeneaux standing up and ready to go but with only three of us drinking we had enough wine.
by Jerry Hey
September 29th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Caroline Morey, 2015 Faiveley
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: TNs: 2017 Caroline Morey, 2015 Faiveley

Nice notes on Caroline's wines - I really like those.
by Jerry Hey
September 29th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Wines with friends

Kris - we spent a week with them in Menerbes last year and unfortunately couldn't make it this year so we wanted to relive their time this year vicariously. Brad - yes that midwest upbringing is impossible to lose. Basically a fancy shepherd's pie with porcini, duck confit, and black truffle butter ...
by Jerry Hey
September 29th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Wines with friends

alan weinberg wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 12:19 pm
hachis parmentier = shepherd’s pie, n’est-ce pas? Sort of like calling toast pain grillé, sounds way better! Glad you saved the burgundy for me.
And I'll pour some burgundy with this dish for you soon...It was really good.
by Jerry Hey
September 29th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Wines with friends

Last night's dinner was with friends who just returned from three weeks mostly in Menerbes, France, so we had to hear all about it. The weather was a little cool and misting so it was a good night for some comfort food and good wines. Roasted figs with chèvre and balsamic vinegar, marcona almonds, S...
by Jerry Hey
September 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Old Bordeaux And Some Starters
Replies: 10
Views: 842

Re: Three Old Bordeaux And Some Starters

WOW Brad - '45 Mouton is one that I'd love to try but probably never will. Probably more from a sentimental viewpoint of WWII for me, but I'm glad to hear the wine was showing well.
by Jerry Hey
September 19th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 33
Views: 1810

Re: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape

I had a taste of the 03 Beaucastel last weekend. Lots of funk and brett and not a lot of fruit. It wasn't my bottle so who knows about storage and it seemed like this one may have been compromised.
by Jerry Hey
September 18th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...
Replies: 32
Views: 3113

Re: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...

c fu wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 10:00 am
you think they'll process some refunds for me?
+1 - most recently a 2004 and a 2007 Chevalier opened on the same night.
by Jerry Hey
September 10th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No One Knows
Replies: 14
Views: 1649

Re: No One Knows

When you have wines like that, it doesn't matter if anyone knows. They are all good....
by Jerry Hey
September 5th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: White Burgundy from the 80s
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: TN: White Burgundy from the 80s

The JN Gagnard wines from the late 70's and 80's were special. And also the Madame Colin les Demoiselles

IMHO, from my dinners, a great white burgundy almost always is the WOTN besting red burgs or Bordeaux. After 4 hours they just seem to start to open up, about time when most dinners are long over.
by Jerry Hey
September 4th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

Only had it once but thoroughly enjoyed it.
by Jerry Hey
September 2nd, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Jean Chartron Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Jean Chartron Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret

Nice to hear. I stopped buying this domaine when a case of this from the 1996 vintage was horribly premoxed after a couple years.
by Jerry Hey
September 1st, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1620

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

Don Cornwell's annual tastings are 7 years after a vintage and sadly there have been several cases of premox at those nights.
by Jerry Hey
September 1st, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1620

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

1995 Mikulski Meursault Genevrieres was my first premox bottle.
by Jerry Hey
August 24th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1402

Re: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM

I opened the first of my '17 PYCM St. Aubin en Remilly. Slightly cloudy; a little matchstick on the now with the lemon creaminess I associate with his wines. Certainly could use some more time but it went down easily and quickly.
by Jerry Hey
August 24th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: From Brussels north to Amsterdam
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Re: From Brussels north to Amsterdam

Le Rabassier in Brussels was very good last year.

De Pepermolen in Bruges was casual but good. It's across the street from Rock Fort that was also recommended.
by Jerry Hey
August 20th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache

Thanks for the notes, Don. At the 2004 Don Cornwell blind tasting a few years ago the La Tache was easy to spot with its brilliant color and strength of flavors and aromas. Maybe it's time to try a 2004 DRC.
by Jerry Hey
August 17th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '04 Ramonet Batard, '01 Rousseau Chambertin
Replies: 8
Views: 654

'04 Ramonet Batard, '01 Rousseau Chambertin

Dinner with Alan Weinberg and wives last night at Knife Pleat in the South Coast Plaza in Orange County, Ca. Tony Esnault is the chef is the space that used to be Marche Moderne, but is unrecognizable from that restaurant. Contemporary but a nice feeling. The food was outstanding - I had lobster ris...
by Jerry Hey
August 14th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2285

Re: 09 Wine

alan weinberg wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Jerry Hey wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 6:40 pm
2009 Roulot Meursault Perrieres and 2009 Rousseau Clos St Jacques were both outstanding last year at Epicure in Paris.
food wasn’t bad either, I bet.
The food at Epicure is near classic perfection.
by Jerry Hey
August 14th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2285

Re: 09 Wine

2009 Roulot Meursault Perrieres and 2009 Rousseau Clos St Jacques were both outstanding last year at Epicure in Paris.
by Jerry Hey
August 14th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: TN: 2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

Nice note, I’ve been really enjoying the 2012s from PYCM, he does so well in the riper vintages. His 12 CC is spectacular, here’s a note from a couple of years ago: Totally agree. Really love his 2012's and the CC is spectacular. Thanks, Brad, I haven't started on my GC and 1er cru PYCM wines yet, ...
by Jerry Hey
August 14th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: TN: 2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

B. Buzzini wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 5:28 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 6:29 pm
sounds great—and I see some empty slots in those racks, Buzz!
Been on a more drink, less buy diet. First child heading to college in fall. :-o
Happens to the best of wine buyers....I was there once.
by Jerry Hey
August 10th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Lafon Clos de la Barre
Replies: 3
Views: 308

2013 Lafon Clos de la Barre

Looking for something good to have with Parmesan crusted mahi mahi, I decided on this. The screw was tough to get started in the Diam that Dominique is now using. The wine opened with a bit of sulfur which blew off quickly, and the light green gold color suggested a much younger wine. Citrus notes w...
by Jerry Hey
August 3rd, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with a PYCM rose, 4 champagnes incl 06` Dom Ruinart, 3 white Burgs, 5 Super Tuscans and an 07` Klein Constantia
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Dinner with a PYCM rose, 4 champagnes incl 06` Dom Ruinart, 3 white Burgs, 5 Super Tuscans and an 07` Klein Constant

The PYCM rose is one of my favorites, and I've gotten it since PY started producing it.

And I love the Ruinart NV bottling so the 2006 must be a step or two up. Interested in getting some 2008 when it's available.
by Jerry Hey
August 1st, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Boillot Puligny Mouchere
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: 2014 Boillot Puligny Mouchere

A last glass of this on the second day after being vacu-vined and put in the fridge overnight. Still a bit of matchstick on the nose but less so than last night. Creamy and no sign of oxidation. Mike Grammer - I tried the 15 of this about 6 months ago and surprisingly the 14 was more forward than th...
by Jerry Hey
August 1st, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Boillot Puligny Mouchere
Replies: 6
Views: 617

2014 Boillot Puligny Mouchere

I opened my first bottle of the 2014 version of this wine, which has been an annual purchase for me for many years. Light in color with a little of the sulfur on opening, which blew off in a few minutes. Lemon - lime custard creaminess and full bodied with several years of life. Worth tasting now bu...
by Jerry Hey
July 29th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 250
Views: 19359

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Susan, The breakage rate on the 1855 shouldn't be that high on subsequent production runs. One of the reasons why I had the $10.00 replacement was because of the production cycles requiring a few runs to get the process down. There is no dispute some of the stems shipped have the potential for frag...
by Jerry Hey
July 28th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier Rubis
Replies: 14
Views: 626

Re: TN: 2010 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier Rubis

John Glas wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Seems like no bad vintages when it comes to Vilmart.
+1
by Jerry Hey
July 16th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Pernot Puligny Folatieres
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: 2015 Pernot Puligny Folatieres

dcornutt wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 6:28 am
Jerry. I love the Paul Pernot wines. Great note here. His BBM and Batard are so good too.
Don - Pernot's Batard and BBM have been some of my annual purchases for at least 20 years. Great wines and good pricing compared to others.
by Jerry Hey
July 15th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Selosse, Gosset, Valentini, 98 Cheval Blanc, 04 Rougeard Poyeux, 82 Mouton
Replies: 20
Views: 1145

Re: TN: Selosse, Gosset, 98 Cheval Blanc, 04 Rougeard Poyeux, 82 Mouton

An 82 Mouton that I bought on release and professionally stored at 55 was good but not great in April. At my last 1982 Bordeaux tasting in 2012 the Mouton was the WOTN but not this recent bottle. Just nothing magical at all, but still very good.
by Jerry Hey
July 15th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 22
Views: 1822

Re: TN: 2009 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)

My last 09 a couple weeks ago from half bottle went down easily. Lovely plummy fruit with some spice and a full bodied power packed punch.
by Jerry Hey
July 14th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Pernot Puligny Folatieres
Replies: 6
Views: 652

2015 Pernot Puligny Folatieres

Actually it's the Clos de la Folatieres vineyard as the name has recently been changed. Tasted over two nights, this has a lovely nose of tropical fruits and good depth. While the acidity may be a bit less than the '14 vintage, this showed well even just recorked in the fridge overnight. No loss of ...
by Jerry Hey
July 14th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 942
Views: 50564

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Oitum a year or so ago had disgustingly loud music. So much so I don't remember a thing I ate or even the good wines I brought. We couldn't even talk to our friends - we just ate and got out
by Jerry Hey
July 14th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lafon with joy as I drink this one—1999 Volnay Santenots
Replies: 13
Views: 926

Re: TN: Lafon with joy as I drink this one—1999 Volnay Santenots

Tanzer and Meadows were the influence to try this wine originally. Here are Allen's notes from 2001 - "1999 Volnay “Santenots du Milieu”: While the Clos des Chênes performed as expected relative to the cask sample, the final Santenots was even better than the cask sample. Wonderfully expressive with...
by Jerry Hey
July 12th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lafon with joy as I drink this one—1999 Volnay Santenots
Replies: 13
Views: 926

Re: TN: Lafon with joy as I drink this one—1999 Volnay Santenots

I tasted this wine early on in it's life and bought a case and a half. It a bruiser for a Volnay but as a wine, it is excellent. Structure, power, depth, earth, and still on the young side with the dark '99 vintage color. Looking forward to these over the next several years.

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