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by Gary York
May 19th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 22
Views: 2172

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

Yes, and kind of sad. I guess it comes with the territory.
by Gary York
May 19th, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 22
Views: 2172

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

Sentence seems light. I guess those involved in it are not into wine.
by Gary York
May 19th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?
Replies: 19
Views: 782

Re: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?

My experiences are mostly limited to Italy. But it is far easier to take a shot on an unknown producer and find a good wine than here in the US. Still I mostly focus on wines that I can't find here or botttles that are great values. Or both.
by Gary York
May 17th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 96
Views: 4041

Re: Robert Parker retires

The whole "your own palate" thing is a nice phrase. And totally meaningless.
by Gary York
May 16th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 96
Views: 4041

Re: Robert Parker retires

I wish him well in retirement. It must not be an easy thing to do knowing that your life's work will be destroyed.
by Gary York
May 13th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE

You never know, sometimes the wizard answers the phone.
by Gary York
May 13th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE

Certainly one of my favorite producers in the world. And it is funny that you post this as I was thinking back about the visit in 2014. Drank a 2014 PdC last night, unfortunately was showing some VA. No glitz and glam here. Small, tight and a bit spartan. Some of the most interesting and fascinating...
by Gary York
May 13th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE

Not an easy visit at all. You will probably have to work through Rosenthal.
by Gary York
May 10th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drunk people/children/leggings always tell the truth and now also…
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: Drunk people/children/leggings always tell the truth and now also…

Maybe they should get to work on the premox problem. The winemakers sure don't seem to have an answer.
by Gary York
May 7th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 37
Views: 4612

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

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Rating for 2014, 2015 and 2016 from Barolo MGA Vol II by Alessandro Masnaghetti. Seems he liked 2015.
by Gary York
May 7th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Idlewild Spring Lamb Dinner 5/4/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Idlewild Spring Lamb Dinner 5/4/2019

Looks great. I put my last bottle of Arneis in the cooler tonight. It will not make it to Monday. I am going to drop it in between a Brovia and Valdinera Fri or Sat night.
by Gary York
May 7th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: We Got Timorasso..

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by Gary York
May 7th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: We Got Timorasso..

... He also mentioned that Timorasso remains the one Piedmont white grape variety that has real serious aging potential, 20+ years of development. That is in and fingers crossed will be producing wine in a few years.... Tom Don't forget Gavi/Cortese. I certainly haven't. Pouring the Bricco Bartolom...
by Gary York
May 7th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: We Got Timorasso..

Well not over for dinner. But over for a dinner.
by Gary York
May 7th, 2019, 3:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: We Got Timorasso..

So Christoph has an Erbaluce. But it will be here this fall and in small amounts.
by Gary York
May 7th, 2019, 3:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 37
Views: 4612

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

As far are I know they haven't, I tasted the 2018 with them this spring.
by Gary York
May 6th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: We Got Timorasso..

Wish I had a white to start with tonight. We have Christoph Kunzli from Le Piane for a dinner, only reds. We will have to make do.
by Gary York
May 6th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: We Got Timorasso..

Sam is s nice guy and does good things with a variety of grapes. He might be the most successful producer in Cali to cover a range of Italian grapes and get it right. I have had two dinners with him. And always enjoy seeing/talking to him when he is in town. Not sure where Timorasso and Nascetta end...
by Gary York
May 5th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 37
Views: 4612

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

Yes , several producers are making Riesling. Vajra probably has the best. And Ettore German does a nice one also. I like the Oddero. But am not sure about the price as my dist does not currently carry it. 2016 Langhe Riesling - light yellow with green hues, inox, clean,dry with restrained fruit, no ...
by Gary York
May 5th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 37
Views: 4612

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

IMG_8764.jpg Did a tour/tasting at Oddero after meeting Pietro here in Richmond. An impressive lineup of wines. The two 2015s were very good and merit consideration. If you were to judge the vintage on these you would be pretty happy. 2015 Barolo - three vineyards - Bricco Chiesa, Fiasco, Capalot -...
by Gary York
May 5th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing - Canada and US
Replies: 30
Views: 1155

Re: Wine Pricing - Canada and US

When I have talked to Canadians about both sides, only a small number, most seem to want to purchase wine in the US. Seemed like prices were better with more availability/choices. Also one of the regular comments was about how different each province was on pricing and availability back home.
by Gary York
May 3rd, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?
Replies: 55
Views: 1341

Re: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?

Barbera can take some new oak. Dolcetto not so much. Or any really.
by Gary York
May 3rd, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: We Got Timorasso..

You are welcome. It is good to have more options for whites from Piedmont. La Colmombera certainly does that with both of these Timorasso wines being excellent. And in different styles and prices. Several producers are moving forward with sparkling wines under the Alta Langhe DOC. And others working...
by Gary York
May 3rd, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years
Replies: 47
Views: 2306

Re: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years

Just hand the bottle to your friend and let them open it. Problem solved.
by Gary York
May 2nd, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years
Replies: 47
Views: 2306

Re: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years

Sorry, I thought he was looking for something under $125.
by Gary York
May 2nd, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: We Got Timorasso..

I tried to post other photos and it is just not working. So if I can't solve this I am just not going to post photos.
by Gary York
May 2nd, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux

If there is not something underhanded going on it wouldn't be Bordeaux.
by Gary York
May 2nd, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years
Replies: 47
Views: 2306

Re: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years

Under $250? Got to love Burgundy.
by Gary York
May 2nd, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi

It will be interesting to see the impact of Conterno's involvement with the property and area. Although there are other producers, Antoniolo, Vallana and Traviglini, none carry the image of Conterno. And coupled with other names/properties: Ferrando - Carema Sperino - Lessona Le Piane - Boca Rovello...
by Gary York
May 1st, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 William Fevre Chablis “Champs Royaux" - SEA Limited Edition
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: TN: 2017 William Fever Chablis “Champs Royaux"

Had this some time ago. Really liked it and for that price it is an absolute winner.
by Gary York
May 1st, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years
Replies: 47
Views: 2306

Re: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years

Interesting way to look at it.

1. Domaine Fourrier
2. Faiveley
3. Hudelot Noellat
4. Brovia
5. Montevertine
6. Produttori Riserva
7. Thomas Pinot Noir
by Gary York
May 1st, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux

#9 is particularly insightful. And correct.
by Gary York
May 1st, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi

Name was Claudia. As to the prices, well, it is Conterno.
by Gary York
May 1st, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1242

Re: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?

Just seems like usual wine sales hype.
by Gary York
May 1st, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: We Got Timorasso..

After all the issues with the Nervi photos wanted to make sure that these are lined up. IMG_8916.jpg The dinner came off very nicely. And Elisa was great. Nice to have her in Richmond and at the Enoteca. 2017 Bricco Bartolomeo Cortese - light clear white shades of yellow/green - flint and citrus nos...
by Gary York
May 1st, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi

Seemed like it was two things. Lack of finding what he wanted in the single vineyards. Not necessarily in the quality, but in the distinctiveness of each site. And wanting to more fully integrate his program into the wines. To that end he did a selection of the best fruit and sold off all the rest.
by Gary York
May 1st, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi

I had the 2015 Gattinara twice on this trip. Ordered a bottle at Centro Storico and tasting at Nervi. Liked it both times. Found it to be a bit nervous and a touch austere. No great surprise for me given the wine and age. Or lack of it. What was s bit of a surprise was that some other folks with me ...
by Gary York
April 30th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: We Got Timorasso..

Timorasso, one of the most fragrant and tasty grape variety that most people have never heard of :). The planting of Timorasso at Wild Ruth Ranch is another goal accomplished by Sam for the Idlewild brand. I have little doubt that it will be an outstanding wine in 3-4 years. The 2018 Arneis from Wi...
by Gary York
April 30th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi

Sorry for the photos being rotated. I swear I did not drink that much. Any easy way to fix it?
by Gary York
April 30th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi

Fixed.
by Gary York
April 30th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi

So to follow up with some thoughts on this and the visit. Seems Roberto is looking to continue to explore Nebbiolo in all it's expressions. And lets face it, North Piedmont is the next logical step. Things have gotten very tight in the Langhe over the last 10-15 years. Pressure on the land, escalati...
by Gary York
April 30th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: WS: RobertoConterno @ Nervi

No doubt that his investment/purchase will drive interest in the wine/area. In fact it has already started. I did a tour/tasting at Nervi a couple of weeks ago, also let there be no doubt that this is Roberto Conterno's show . His cool level of excellence and precision were all over it. I have a DRC...
by Gary York
April 29th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: We Got Timorasso..

Free Run Wine Merchants. Tasted with her in Verona two weeks ago and really liked the wines, so I was happy to do a dinner on the "other" side of Piedmont.
by Gary York
April 29th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Got Timorasso..
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: We Got Timorasso..

I am doing a dinner tonight with Elisa Semino from La Colombera. She is the Queen of Timorasso. The lineup:

2017 Cortese Bricco Bartolomeo
2016 Timorasso Derthona
2015 Timorasso Il Montino
2017 Barbera Vegia Rampana
by Gary York
April 28th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masnaghetti Barolo Vol II
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Masnaghetti Barolo Vol II

Was gifted this book in Piedmont two weeks ago. Had some time to look over it this weekend. Quick glance puts 2015 in pretty favorable light.
by Gary York
April 28th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin old bottle
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: Coravin old bottle

I would not risk it. But if you do I would cover the top with film after removing the needle.
by Gary York
April 25th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1964 Barolos
Replies: 18
Views: 829

Re: 1964 Barolos

Hope these work out for you. I have had lots of problems with older Barolo. I would do one of the two below. 1. Stand them up for 2-4 weeks. Open 6-8 hours before serving and keep them cool, pour slowly to keep sediment from being disturbed. You could decant right before serving to get the wine off ...
by Gary York
April 22nd, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8210

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

We all learned a lot over there, some good some bad. But one of the most important things we leaned was to move on.
by Gary York
April 20th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8210

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

You guys need to back off. He did give great advice on sushi pairing.

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