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by Ron Erickson
October 21st, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stacking Riesling bottles
Replies: 41
Views: 2329

Re: Stacking Riesling bottles

I have a cart that has shelves tilted back about 10-15 degrees, and I just leave them in their cases on their sides. Prior to, I had some 17x21x8 inch wire baskets that I alternately (i>r/r<l) stacked the bottles in.
by Ron Erickson
October 19th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best
Replies: 57
Views: 1653

Re: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best

I always enjoyed pairing a simple Cotes du Rhone with chicken.
by Ron Erickson
October 10th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6543
Views: 384746

Re: de Negoce offer

I bit on 70 to have a few compare and contrast tastings out of what sounds like, different regions and plantings of the same vineyard.
by Ron Erickson
September 19th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Share your thoughts on Margaux
Replies: 44
Views: 3788

Re: Share your thoughts on Margaux

Labegorce and Marquis d'Aleseme have ownership/winemaking team pairings. The same is true for Giscours and du Tertre, and all four it seems have made major investments with quality in mind. Prices were reasonable so I bought all in 2014-2016 stretch to compare and contrast the properties down the ro...
by Ron Erickson
September 19th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482208

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Last night in honor of RBG, 2008 St Innocent Justice.
by Ron Erickson
September 16th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2086
Views: 276741

Re: Official Costco Thread

Believe it or not, in MN. Normally we get things months after they appear on the coasts.
by Ron Erickson
September 16th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2086
Views: 276741

Re: Official Costco Thread

2016 Renato Ratti Marcenasco for 45.99
by Ron Erickson
September 7th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 101
Views: 6497

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

I have always had a very diverse cellar. The only change in my holdings is adding a couple of hundred bottles of 2014-2016 Bordeaux, usually in groupings of three and four. Reds St Innocent 2008-2014 Ridge Mostly Geyserville and the Estate cab Sandler A yearly buy. Thanks Ed Felsina Rancia, CCR,and ...
by Ron Erickson
September 5th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva

FYI, the '16 regular bottling is outstanding. I checked in on it again recently. I've put some away, because I'm sure that has 10+ years of evolution ahead of it. I grabbed some more on sale at $22 something a bottle a couple of weeks ago. Crazy good deal. I love to pair Chianti with a steak on the...
by Ron Erickson
September 5th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4323

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

Chevillon had a strong year. A local wholesaler about a decade ago seriously overbought the line and ended up dumping the lot at some ridiculously low prices.
by Ron Erickson
September 5th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva

FYI, the '16 regular bottling is outstanding. I checked in on it again recently. I've put some away, because I'm sure that has 10+ years of evolution ahead of it. I grabbed some more on sale at $22 something a bottle a couple of weeks ago. Crazy good deal. I love to pair Chianti with a steak on the...
by Ron Erickson
September 5th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482208

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2000 Abbona Terlo Ravera
2011 Ken Wright Shea
by Ron Erickson
September 4th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva

I still have a half case of the 10 left. If one hasn't done so already, a case purchase of the 15 and 16 Felsina CCR's is an absolute no brainer.
by Ron Erickson
August 12th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Selection Question
Replies: 35
Views: 2682

Re: Total Wine Selection Question

100+ bottles purchased at TW in the year prior to the price changes. Currently I haven't spent a cent in their stores in nearly 6 months.
Costco is getting most of my business.
by Ron Erickson
August 10th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting Lagrange
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Visiting Lagrange

Opened a 2003 that was drinking very well a week ago. Lagrange seemed to have tolerated the heat better than most.
by Ron Erickson
August 5th, 2020, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 20
Views: 2238

Re: TN: 2013 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

The oldest is a 2001 and there is a few bottles of this waiting for him.
by Ron Erickson
August 1st, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482208

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2004 Penfolds 389
Rich, thick, full, and in no worry about fading at any time soon. Incredibly unique expression that is not for the faint of heart.
by Ron Erickson
July 21st, 2020, 2:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Persistent TCA Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1875

Re: Persistent TCA Problem

JonathanG wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 10:12 pm
my dishwasher leaves a slight soapy film on my dishes, I always give my glasses one last rinse in the sink before putting them away. Perhaps your dishwasher is doing the same?
Have u checked the hardness of your water?
by Ron Erickson
July 14th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...
Replies: 28
Views: 1426

Re: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...

How about the Alexander Valley mid 90's Gallo projects with Frei Ranch and Barrelli Creek. Amazing stupid value for the period.


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by Ron Erickson
July 7th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2683

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

I’m now 64. I like wine old so I stopped buying red Burgs w the 05 vintage, at which time I was 49, though I was in my 50s when they were actually released. Figured I’d buy the occasional new release steal and also backfill. Sometimes I’ll buy recent release lesser appellations so my wife keeps awa...
by Ron Erickson
July 6th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2475

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Regardless of whether someone is going to be into wine or not, who is not going enjoy having a toast with a glass of champagne or a fine German Riesling as desert? Food for thought.....
I have kids 01 and 04. Auslese and Barolo (due to vintages) lead the way, along with a host of other selections.
by Ron Erickson
June 24th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 2115

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Drouhin's St Veran. My go to every day white.
by Ron Erickson
June 22nd, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2424

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

2008 Produttori del Barbaresco
by Ron Erickson
June 22nd, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Had a beautiful 2005 last night that seemed mature!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: Had a beautiful 2005 last night that seemed mature!!!!

This a highly underrated piece of property
by Ron Erickson
June 15th, 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 21
Views: 2612

Re: TN: 2016 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Awaiting the response from the legal department........ [stirthepothal.gif] You rang . . . . Just popped my first 2016. Yea I am finding the oak presence off-putting here. Dry and astringent, and has become more pronounced over the last hour open. Clean dark fruit hidden behind that veneer of oak, ...
by Ron Erickson
June 9th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chianti fakes me out. . . again!
Replies: 25
Views: 1525

Re: Chianti fakes me out. . . again!

I've always preferred pairing better Chianti's with grilled meat.
by Ron Erickson
May 22nd, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2086
Views: 276741

Re: Official Costco Thread

I went to check my Costco (SoDo Seattle) after reading the last few posts in this thread and they didn't have much of anything – got some '16 Reserve de la Comtesse last fall for around $39 and would've absolutely grabbed some at $29.97 but no dice. Same here...no La Croix, no Comtesse, nothing rea...
by Ron Erickson
May 21st, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brief TN impressions of recent wines
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Brief TN impressions of recent wines

I had the 2005 Loosen UW Spatlese a month ago. Same opinion.
by Ron Erickson
May 9th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current best value white Burgundies
Replies: 57
Views: 2651

Re: Current best value white Burgundies

In the under $20 range, it's hard to beat Drouhin's St Veran as a simple week night tilt.
by Ron Erickson
May 5th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 3077

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

1994 Chateau Pontet Canet
by Ron Erickson
April 26th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Willamette Valley AVA's
Replies: 65
Views: 4252

Re: The Willamette Valley AVA's

Thanks for your insights Megan. I pulled the Prince of Pinot issue from awhile ago that goes over the AVAs in terms of difference of their geography, soil types, and typicity of the flavor profile. Willamette Valley has been on my list of places to visit, and I will be planning a trip once it’s saf...
by Ron Erickson
April 20th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding
Replies: 102
Views: 9834

Re: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding

Just saw the 2018 Ridge Three Valleys at my local Costco for 19.99.
by Ron Erickson
April 16th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2743

Re: Bordeaux 2014

Have the two of you ever met? An across the table tasting would be a podcast video for the decades.
by Ron Erickson
April 9th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

Re: WA vs WS?

Neither.
by Ron Erickson
April 8th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BD11 33% off 4 packs and 6 packs!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 4159

Re: Sandler BD11 33% off 4 packs and 6 packs!!!

Making Mike proud. I've got my corkscrew sitting on the counter..............
by Ron Erickson
March 20th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 214
Views: 17349

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Many in the restaurant/hospitality industry tend to be more social, and while probably not top shelf, are more likely to enjoy a glass of wine or two. With the massive layoffs, I expect their purchases will disappear. With depressed sales, there is going to be a glut of wine sitting on the market, a...
by Ron Erickson
March 17th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5595

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

I believe this question was decided a few years ago.

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by Ron Erickson
March 11th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14708
Views: 731608

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

There is a plethora of 15 and 16 CCR's out there that will be epic over the next 5 to 10 years.
by Ron Erickson
March 11th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Hysteria?
by Ron Erickson
March 10th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2086
Views: 276741

Re: Official Costco Thread

Id just like some toilet paper and bottled water I found a source for you. https://www.yahoo.com/news/family-says-bought-12-supply-103649777.html An Australian woman took the stockpiling to new heights by accident — purchasing a 12-year supply of the necessity and turning herself into a self-procla...
by Ron Erickson
March 8th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Replies: 102
Views: 10537

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

It probably says more about the distribution system in the US. Many areas get completely shut out on several labels at the local retail level.
by Ron Erickson
March 6th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 27
Views: 2535

Re: TN: 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

What do you know. The pony express finally made it to MN. There's 9 bottles missing from my local Costco at 18.99 apiece.
by Ron Erickson
February 20th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Fontodi Chianti Classico
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: TN: 2017 Fontodi Chianti Classico

Besides Felsina and Fontodi, Fonterutoli is the third "F" that I've always enjoyed.
by Ron Erickson
February 19th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Felsina Gran Selezione Colonia
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: TN: 2016 Felsina Gran Selezione Colonia

I stopped buying even the Rancia some years ago. The regular CCR hits that perfect balancing point for me. Ron, if you haven't tried it, the '16 CCR (or black label) is really nice. I have a half case of both the 15 and the 16, and thinking I should have doubled that. The problem is that the years ...

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