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by Gary York
August 23rd, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please Help me Navigate this Massive Wine List -- Roscioli Restaurant in Rome
Replies: 56
Views: 1967

Re: Please Help me Navigate this Massive Wine List -- Roscioli Restaurant in Rome

I would do:

Cerasuolo Valentini - young or old, take your pick

Followed by:
2001 Produttori Barbaresco Rabaja
2001 B Giacosa Barolo Falletto
2005 G. D Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole
by Gary York
August 22nd, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 73
Views: 8259

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

Tasted these last night and again today.

2015 D. Clerico Barolo Pajana
2015 D. Clerico Barolo Aeroplan Servaj
2015 D. Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin

I will try to get some notes up soon.
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by Gary York
August 22nd, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines to bring back from Europe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1441

Re: Which wines to bring back from Europe?

This is a shop that I visit in Alba. Good selection. Occasionally I find a wine worth purchasing.

https://www.fracchiaeberchialla.com/en/c/4-wine-shop
by Gary York
August 20th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 73
Views: 8259

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

As much as I like the Vajra family and respect the wines they produce at both properties, their work at Baudana has a far too short track record to compare them to G.Rinaldi and B.Mascarello.
by Gary York
August 20th, 2019, 12:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 73
Views: 8259

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

I think the days of those prices are long gone. It seems the wine lives in a different zip code now. Yes, the trick now is finding the Barolo around $80-$150 (where Rinaldi and Bartolo Mascarello sat not long ago) that are competitive in quality. Yep, that is the big question. G. Rinaldi and B. Mas...
by Gary York
August 19th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CorkReport on BarboursvilleVnyds
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: CorkReport on BarboursvilleVnyds

So you want to discuss politics not wine. Got it.
by Gary York
August 19th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CorkReport on BarboursvilleVnyds
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: CorkReport on BarboursvilleVnyds

As the saying goes, don't believe the hype.
by Gary York
August 19th, 2019, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines to bring back from Europe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1441

Re: Which wines to bring back from Europe?

I think we need to acknowledge that the days of finding a wine in Europe for 50 euro that is $295 in the US are pretty much over. Maybe you get lucky, but probably not. Now you can find bargains/deals but they are likely to be $30-$50 savings. Or wines that are very hard to find at any price. Some t...
by Gary York
August 18th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 73
Views: 8259

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

I think the days of those prices are long gone. It seems the wine lives in a different zip code now.
by Gary York
August 18th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 5942

Re: Worst wines you've had?

I live in Virginia. So I stopped counting and taking notes a long time ago. Pinotage is fine as long as you like burnt rubber.
by Gary York
August 18th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte Tastings
Replies: 21
Views: 2491

Re: Piemonte Tastings

If you decide to bring it on the plane. Just know that it is a little bit of a pain.
by Gary York
August 18th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 73
Views: 8259

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

The 2015 are starting to arrive. So I wanted to taste these two as a quality assurance measure. And will taste the 2015 Domenico Clerico Barolo on Tue. with Oscar. With several others lined up over the next few weeks. 2015 Oddero Barolo - lighter red color, tons of cherry mixed with violets on the n...
by Gary York
August 17th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italian wine list assistance
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Italian wine list assistance

I find it interesting that they have 13 Amarones on the list. I thought I was nuts with 4. Someone has gone all in. Some other reds of interest: 2014 Sottimano Barbaresco Fausoni - A little young, but still a great wine 2011 Castello di Neive Barbaresco Santo Stefano - some of the best fruit in Baba...
by Gary York
August 17th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italian wine list assistance
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Italian wine list assistance

So it is hard to know what their vision of SB/PN are like. But this place has several interesting wines BTG. So you can ask for a taste and go from there. Seems to be some confusion. I am kind of not sure about Terlato and Terlan(o), but they have the Terlato PG BTG, so a taste of that and the Seraf...
by Gary York
August 14th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte Tastings
Replies: 21
Views: 2491

Re: Piemonte Tastings

Yes, there is a Mail Boxes just outside Alba. Should be about 5-8 min on the main road going toward La Morra/Castiglione Falletto/Gallo. They have styro shippers and boxes. I usually carry on the plane but they probably can assist with shipping.
by Gary York
August 14th, 2019, 12:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte Tastings
Replies: 21
Views: 2491

Re: Piemonte Tastings

This is a place in Monforte that is very good. And has a nice list. It doesn't get much press and the website is kind of strange, but it is good. You could grab a drink and app at Sarrracca and a short walk up the hill to Catari. http://www.osteriadeicatari.com/ I really love Centro Storico, but if ...
by Gary York
August 13th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?
Replies: 22
Views: 2325

Re: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?

Perhaps if he had studied ancient tomes he would have appreciated wine more.
by Gary York
August 9th, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 32
Views: 1287

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

Ii you don't like the Outer Banks, you don't really like the beach.
by Gary York
August 7th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5629

Re: Rhys Hillsides

I am waiting for the formerly wetlands bottling.
by Gary York
August 6th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2077

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

Like down around absolute zero?
by Gary York
August 6th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26846

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Calling someone a racist seems to be the popular way of saying you don't like what somebody says these days. Sorry but I am calling BS on this. In this instance, I don't agree that the post was racist, but I understand how someone else might disagree, and it has nothing do with whether I or anyone ...
by Gary York
August 5th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2077

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

AD Northup wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 9:53 am
Gary York wrote:
August 3rd, 2019, 2:41 pm
Two more.

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How was the Lioco this year? Have some magnums on the way for a weekend at the beach with family.
It was good. Very bright acidity. Crisp fruit.
by Gary York
August 4th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte Tastings
Replies: 21
Views: 2491

Re: Piemonte Tastings

This is the site. And we hired him for 3/4 of a day and 4 hours for dinner one night. We had 5 people so we needed a van. And that may have raised the cost. I think it was $50-60E per hour. But he was good and I would use him again.

https://www.albaprivatedriver.com/
by Gary York
August 4th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte Tastings
Replies: 21
Views: 2491

Re: Piemonte Tastings

Taxi will be difficult. You should arrange for a driver in advance. We used a driver for a few nights in April. I will try find his name.
by Gary York
August 3rd, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2077

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

I am not sure it is hard to make. But I would say that it is not easy to make a very good - great one. Tough to get the balance just right. As a side note I opened 7 last week for 5 people. Everyone seemed to like a different wine.
by Gary York
August 3rd, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2077

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

Two more.
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by Gary York
August 3rd, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26846

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Yes, it does look pretty bad. The area should be restored, but the article states that it would be "nearly impossible". So that means it is possible. They should not be allowed to keep and use the area.
by Gary York
August 2nd, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8009

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

I think if you are in the right position it could present a good buying opportunity. You have to factor in getting it back or being able to travel to drink in the UK.
by Gary York
August 2nd, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8009

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Or you could read post #8.
by Gary York
August 2nd, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8009

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

I think if you click on the picture it will enlarge.
by Gary York
August 2nd, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8009

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Not sure. I have done it in other countries, all they require is the receipt. Very rare that I have enough time to worry about it. And this bottle was gone.
by Gary York
August 2nd, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8009

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

It was very good and a great match for the duck. Corkage was 45, so total was 205.
by Gary York
August 2nd, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8009

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

I was her last week. And didn't feel like a got some great deal.
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The bottle below about 142 and with VAT came to about 170. Should I consider myself lucky?
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by Gary York
August 2nd, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2077

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

I am drinking almost as much Rose as white right now.
by Gary York
August 1st, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2077

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

I certainly hope it hasn't peaked. I have got a few to sell.
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by Gary York
August 1st, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1953

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

I have corrected my above post. The importer is not Rosenthal. At least in my region. These are DI by Potomac Selections and the Trebbiano and Montepulciano have VV on the label. It is not on the Pecorino.
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by Gary York
July 31st, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4499

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

Rick got into a tiff on I think a politics forum and offended a number of people, who asked the mods to intervene. He was asked to take a leave of absence from the board and chose to not return. This has all been rehashed elsewhere in other threads. Todd has to decide what goes on the board and wha...
by Gary York
July 31st, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1953

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

I just received my allocation for 4 bottles of each. 2016 Pecorino $85 2015 Trebbiano $90 2010 Montepulciano $145
by Gary York
July 31st, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Cantina Del Pino Barbera d' Asti
Replies: 1
Views: 192

2017 Cantina Del Pino Barbera d' Asti

Wanted to include a photo, but it doesn't load properly. This is a new vintage. Closed with the Vinolok glass top. Wine is a bit higher in acid than the last vintage.
by Gary York
July 31st, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4499

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

That is a nice list. Not sure you will find many of them writing on a wine BB. But to live with hope is a good thing.
by Gary York
July 31st, 2019, 2:19 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 43
Views: 2328

Re: Reccos for London & Amsterdam

Had two good meals. This was one of them, very good food. On the level of being in Italy. Very good wine list and service.

https://www.enotecaturi.com/

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by Gary York
July 31st, 2019, 12:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4499

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

Well if Klapp doesn't do it for you I am not sure what/who will. To each their own I guess.
by Gary York
July 30th, 2019, 11:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 2913

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

I would agree with you that the vast majority of European wine imported is OK.
by Gary York
July 30th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 2913

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

I will stand by my statement. I have tried dozens and dozens of wines. And for large part there are very few wines from California that can hold up against their counterparts from Europe. And certainly not for the prices offered. Nothing wrong with supporting the home team. But if you are judging th...
by Gary York
July 29th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar
Replies: 87
Views: 5742

Re: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar

He is correct. And you have a good set up to go with a small amount of cooling and probably be passive 2/3 of the year.
by Gary York
July 29th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4499

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

And yet look at some of the numbers. Tis strange but true.

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