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by Everett Bandman
March 31st, 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Sonoma County Winery/Restaurant Suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 1192

Re: Sonoma County Winery/Restaurant Suggestions?

Single Thread 👍. Memorable meal but pricey.
by Everett Bandman
March 17th, 2021, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for a California Syrah tasting?
Replies: 91
Views: 3871

Re: Recommendations for a California Syrah tasting?

Arnot Roberts Clary Ranch, best with 5-10 years of age on it. Pepper, bacon, and umami flavors. Old school northern Rhone style. Hard to pick out in a Northern Rhone tasting with the likes of Gonon, Ogier, and Jasmin.
by Everett Bandman
March 9th, 2021, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 554
Views: 32197

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Excellent, classic stuff for sure, but damn has it gotten pricey in a very short period of time.[/quote]

Haven't seen it for sale other than at the winery. Great cellar experience too!
by Everett Bandman
March 9th, 2021, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 554
Views: 32197

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Thanks for the reminder. Time to revisit Lenoir Chinon Les Roches.
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2021, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Michel and Stephan Ogier Cote Rotie
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: TN: 2001 Michel and Stephan Ogier Cote Rotie

Arv R wrote: February 22nd, 2021, 1:39 pm An 01 St Cosme C-R a while ago was wan and fading for me.
The last 01 St. Cosme Cote Rotie I had a year ago was quite lean, acidic, and disappointing.
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2021, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Michel and Stephan Ogier Cote Rotie
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: TN: 2001 Michel and Stephan Ogier Cote Rotie

Thanks Brian. That gives me hope my last bottle will be a duplicate too. Been lucky not one of my bottles has been corked and hope that run continues. Makes remembering tasting in Stephane's cellar the different barrels that comprised this wine. There are many different single site bottlings of his ...
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2021, 2:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Michel and Stephan Ogier Cote Rotie
Replies: 10
Views: 607

TN: 2001 Michel and Stephan Ogier Cote Rotie

Whenever I open a bottle of Cote Rotie that smells and tastes like this, I'm reminded why Cote Rotie is my favorite expression of Syrah. Earthy, meaty, black olive and a unique animal aroma, some call barnyard, or saddle leather. The wine now has a rich, supple mouthfeel that is mouth coating with a...
by Everett Bandman
February 16th, 2021, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couple TNs: Beau Rivage, Dirty & Rowdy, Krug
Replies: 14
Views: 1540

Re: Couple TNs: Beau Rivage, Dirty & Rowdy, Krug

Couple tremendous wines this wknd and today: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Evangelho In retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have opened my only bottle of this which I believe is the first vintage made. That being said, it was totally worth it. Nose was typical D&R, cranberries and super pure grapey fruits....
by Everett Bandman
January 11th, 2021, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Le Calice de Saint Pierre CdP
Replies: 0
Views: 137

TN: 2000 Le Calice de Saint Pierre CdP

Another beautiful 2000 CdP from Domaine des Peres de l'eglise, fully mature and ready to drink. Round supple and redolent of those wet stones you see everywhere in CdP. 20 years seems to be the right time to start enjoying this vintage. Not much sediment in this one. Enjoy now [cheers.gif]
by Everett Bandman
January 4th, 2021, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Point of Vieux...
Replies: 22
Views: 1327

Re: TN: Point of Vieux...

Hey Everett! I think I have a couple of '98 VTs left and that's about it for the vintage. It wouldn't surprise me that VD and CdP would still be good, but so many of the other '98s were too jammy and ripe for me...I really decreased my CdP buying after that vintage. A 98 Clos du Pape over the holid...
by Everett Bandman
January 2nd, 2021, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Point of Vieux...
Replies: 22
Views: 1327

Re: TN: Point of Vieux...

Hi Marshall, been a while since my visit to you up north. I opened the 98 Vieux Donjon tonight and its still beautiful and going strong. On the other hand the 98 Clos des Papes was so mildly corked that I was able to open it smell it as clean but upon tasting, decides somethings not right here. Glad...
by Everett Bandman
December 16th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Entry-level Muscadet under $15 [poll added]
Replies: 30
Views: 1274

Re: Best Entry-level Muscadet under $15 [poll added]

Landon Amphibilite Nature. It's not Sur Lie but as crisp, dry, and mineral laden as any Muscadet. Briords is still the leader of the pack.
by Everett Bandman
January 27th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26
Replies: 40
Views: 4773

Re: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26: the most relaxed wine event you will ever attend

Great time for Arlene and I. Hope you do it again, we'll be there if we are home and not traveling.
by Everett Bandman
January 26th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26
Replies: 40
Views: 4773

Re: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26: the most relaxed wine event you will ever attend

Thanks for the heads up. I'll bring my 6 winegroup tasting glasses and my spit cup [cheers.gif]
by Everett Bandman
January 26th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26
Replies: 40
Views: 4773

Re: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26: the most relaxed wine event you will ever attend

Same as always: Golden Gate Yacht Club, One Yacht Road 3:15 PM Sunday January 26 Very informal No wine theme at all, any grape or country, except no wines that are both very young and very oaky Please bring friends but don't bring friends of friends and please RSVP for all by noon that day Bring a ...
by Everett Bandman
January 26th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26
Replies: 40
Views: 4773

Re: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26: the most relaxed wine event you will ever attend

I'm bringing a 98 Vieux Donjon and a 2013 Arnot Roberts Que Syrah. George were you at the Que Vineyards in the early 2000's when Al Rago still owned the vineyard. I forget who organized it but I think Alan Roth was there as well as Ken Zinns too.
by Everett Bandman
January 26th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26
Replies: 40
Views: 4773

Re: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26: the most relaxed wine event you will ever attend

George, Arlene and I will be there! Will bring 2 bottles and $40!
Yes, Greg P would be great to see what you're up to these days! Been a while. Old time reunion champagne.gif

Everett
by Everett Bandman
January 16th, 2020, 3:38 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26
Replies: 40
Views: 4773

Re: The usual: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26

On my calendar. Will confirm Later
by Everett Bandman
January 9th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falanghina Fan Club
Replies: 26
Views: 1682

Re: Falanghina Fan Club

Tom, Been great and traveling quite a bit. Yes, we have different palate preferences I know from reading your notes. I'm definitely an old world guy when it comes to whites, loving muscadet and vermentino probably the most. I think we both do enjoy Tablas Creek's wines though. Going to France in Mar...
by Everett Bandman
January 8th, 2020, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falanghina Fan Club
Replies: 26
Views: 1682

Re: Falanghina Fan Club

The one made by Arnot Roberts is fabulous. Very interesting white varietal when made in a lean crisp way.
by Everett Bandman
December 15th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 47
Views: 3492

Re: Scrambled eggs

I think adding liquid will make them lighter. The key is whipping lots of air into the eggs too. It helps a lot to use seltzer water as well to get get extra bubbles while vigorously whipping. I add any other ingredients to the pan after adding the eggs as they interfere with the whipping. BTW, I ju...
by Everett Bandman
December 4th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you know a wine will be good years in the future?
Replies: 45
Views: 8301

Re: How do you know a wine will be good years in the future?

A colleague who has been in the wine business much longer than I have mentioned a method for evaluating the age-ability of a wine that I have not seen on this thread so far. His name is Bob and he had a job interview with a guy named Bernie back in the late 1960s. At the end of the interview, Berni...
by Everett Bandman
October 28th, 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine du Tunnel (Stéphane Robert) Cornas
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine du Tunnel (Stéphane Robert) Cornas

I've got some 04s. 05s, and 06s collected from my days going to the Marche aux Vins in Ampuis. I've always preferred the basic cuvee to the reserve cuvee they've always offered.
by Everett Bandman
October 27th, 2018, 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Invasion of cruise ships and riverboats
Replies: 49
Views: 3049

Re: Invasion of cruise ships and riverboats

George, On our Seabourn Cruise of the Baltic, we booked a two day tour of St. Petersburg with Red October a few years ago and it was fabulous. One of the guides was a Art History Professor at the University and not only did he get us into some special rooms at the Hermitage and explain the significa...
by Everett Bandman
October 17th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "The Man" is blocking wine shipments from NY to CA
Replies: 37
Views: 3026

Re: "The Man" is blocking wine shipments from NY to CA

This is a UPS issue I believe. CSW switched from UPS to FEDEX a while ago and this must be the reason why. They only told me that they had "issues" with UPS. I just received a 6 case shipment from CSW via FEDEX last week. I dislike FEDEX because they will deliver your wine early with only ...
by Everett Bandman
July 22nd, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Off the beaten track in the N. Rhone
Replies: 10
Views: 1338

Off the beaten track in the N. Rhone

Bernard Burgaud, Gilles Barge, Bernard Levet, Jean Michel Gerin, Clusel-Roche are some that come to mind in Ampuis. If going to Hermitage Bernard Faurie is a must. If going to Mauves in the St. Joseph AOC, Pierre Gonon. You might consider Eric Texier, though he is in Charnay, north of Lyon, but make...
by Everett Bandman
November 20th, 2015, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles: Post Yours Here For An Online Study
Replies: 575
Views: 33148

Corked Bottles: Post Yours Here For An Online Study

2006 Copain Brousseau
by Everett Bandman
November 11th, 2015, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How we taste wine: the contribution of aroma (does the glass really matter)
Replies: 29
Views: 1421

How we taste wine: the contribution of aroma (does the glass really matter)

My experience is that the shape and type of container I drink a wine from does clearly effect the taste I perceive. That being said, I think that the idea that a wine has a best shaped container that its tasted from is marketing. Whats interesting in this thread is how science can be used to support...
by Everett Bandman
October 20th, 2015, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to expect at Berns
Replies: 76
Views: 4582

What to expect at Berns

Find out who will be the somm the nite you'll be there. Leave a message indicating the regions you're interested in for reds and whites and that you're more interested in wines in their sweet spot for drinking than in labels and expect to be blown away. I asked for a northern Rhone and got a 64 Côte...
by Everett Bandman
August 30th, 2015, 1:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17095
Views: 505421

What BEER are you drinking?

Stopped at Elevation Brewery in Poncha Springs CO and loved their DIPA Fanboy in 750 ml format and their IPA First Cast in 12 oz bottles.
by Everett Bandman
August 24th, 2015, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few recent Rhones
Replies: 2
Views: 584

A few recent Rhones

Alan, thats a new bottling from Stéphane. Looks to be younger vines, listed as from 5-30 years. The "regular" Côte-Rôtie is now listed as "Reserve" and from 40 year old vines. Both bottlings have 20% new oak according to Karchers website. My favorite bottling is "Lancement&q...
by Everett Bandman
August 17th, 2015, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Money!!!!! TN:2012 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 37
Views: 1834

Money!!!!! TN:2012 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

Since I have never had the Briords, is it correct to say the Clisson is more complex? My experience is that it's a little bit of a bigger, rounder wine. Whereas the Briords tends to be more mineral driven and laser focused in general, with some vintage variation. But, ymmv. I agree. I'd also say th...
by Everett Bandman
August 17th, 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Is blind tasting possible?
Replies: 96
Views: 3419

TN: Is blind tasting possible?

Our group always does single blind tastings, where only the host knows the specific wines. I've convinced most of the group when they host, to provide at least the varietal or theme. One of the group members recently did a central coast 2013 pinot tasting only without any info other than red wine . ...
by Everett Bandman
August 5th, 2015, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Money!!!!! TN:2012 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 37
Views: 1834

Money!!!!! TN:2012 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

Frank, do you know where this fits into the portfolio in comparison with the Granite de Clisson? That's the wine I've bought a few of in the past, haven't had the Briords yet. Last one I drank I described as "wine flavored mountain stream water". Been a case buy every year since 07. If yo...
by Everett Bandman
July 29th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Amphora Petite Sirah Mounts Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 222

TN: 1997 Amphora Petite Sirah Mounts Vineyard

John, 97 was the first vintage Rick made wine with the Amphora brand. You should contact him if you haven't already and share your note. Did you ever visit him when he was still making wine at Mount's? His early Syrahs were made from Unti fruit and at the time surpassed the wines the Unti's were ma...
by Everett Bandman
July 29th, 2015, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Amphora Petite Sirah Mounts Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 222

TN: 1997 Amphora Petite Sirah Mounts Vineyard

John, 97 was the first vintage Rick made wine with the Amphora brand. You should contact him if you haven't already and share your note. Did you ever visit him when he was still making wine at Mount's? His early Syrahs were made from Unti fruit and at the time surpassed the wines the Unti's were mak...
by Everett Bandman
July 14th, 2015, 2:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Corkage at Sushi Den in Denver?
Replies: 14
Views: 610

Corkage at Sushi Den in Denver?

How do you get that list. I've got a good friend in CO, who apparently doesn't know that some restaurants allow you to BYO. That would influence where we choose to dine for sure.
by Everett Bandman
July 14th, 2015, 10:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Corkage at Sushi Den in Denver?
Replies: 14
Views: 610

Corkage at Sushi Den in Denver?

Penalty is too severe to permit customers from bringing their own alcohol. Why would any business allow that?
by Everett Bandman
July 3rd, 2015, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
Replies: 28
Views: 2699

TN: 2010 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

John Davis wrote:Opening a 1990 in magnum tonight with Kent Zimmerman!

JD
Had the 90 a couple of weeks ago from a 750 and it was beautiful and absolutely ready with nice unerlying structure for the future. The 91 tasted side by side was way more tight and astringent and in need of at least 5 more years of cellaring.
by Everett Bandman
July 3rd, 2015, 10:10 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Athens plane flights
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Athens plane flights

Lufthansa. Have to connect via Munich or Frankfurt. Star Alliance too if you've got United miles.
by Everett Bandman
July 2nd, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jamet Cote-Rotie '97...(short/boring)
Replies: 22
Views: 889

TN: Jamet Cote-Rotie '97...(short/boring)

Those orphan bottles of yours often provide unexpected and interesting TNs. As Alsn suggested have you ever been able to put together a tasting with pairs of bottles from the garage and from a temperature controlled cellar? Should make for an interesting discussion among your tasting group.
by Everett Bandman
June 21st, 2015, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An exciting visit to Thomas Fogarty
Replies: 20
Views: 1347

An exciting visit to Thomas Fogarty

its been a long time since I was so pleasantly surprised. You must live a very meager existence [wow.gif] More seriously, thanks for the report, glad everything worked out well. Haven't been to Fogarty in many years, will have to rectumfy that. Don't you love those spell checkers [rofl.gif]
by Everett Bandman
June 17th, 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jo Landron Muscadet and Jadot Bojo
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Jo Landron Muscadet and Jadot Bojo

Drank the following wines this weekend. Some impressions: [ 2014 Jo Landron Amphibolite, Muscadet This has become our go to by-the-case White, competing very well with the Pepiere Briords. Energetic, bright and immediately pleasing. Minerally citrus fruit with clean precise lines. It worked beautif...
by Everett Bandman
May 7th, 2015, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you ever worry about wine's effects on your teeth?
Replies: 45
Views: 2179

Do you ever worry about wine's effects on your teeth?

Dump the hygienist. There are too many who get off on lecturing their clients. Sounds like you got one of those rather that suck at flossing.
by Everett Bandman
April 4th, 2015, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE reality check
Replies: 102
Views: 7217

AFWE reality check

Alan Rath wrote:Anyone know where I can find Texier in the Bay Area?
Farm wine is the local distributor. Contact Keven Clancy keven@farmwineimports.com to see where to go. Besides the Brezeme Pergaud I'd recommend the Saint Julien-en-Saint -Alban Vielle Serine, 2 great terroir driven syrahs.
by Everett Bandman
March 2nd, 2015, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: knocked down to size by Arnot-Roberts
Replies: 53
Views: 3758

knocked down to size by Arnot-Roberts

Tom is right, Que is among the Grand Cru of cold climate syrah sites and in the hands of AR I'm anxious to taste this wine next month at the pickup event. Interesting that its at same price as Kermit Lynch's new Cote Rotie project with Louis Barruol, supposedly a throwback to the wines of another er...
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2015, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines in your cellar give you most pause?
Replies: 52
Views: 3687

Which wines in your cellar give you most pause?

I don't think the problem is with Rhys, but with CA pinot. Everyone I know who still buys CA pinot drink them relative young because when they lose their fruitiness and youthful exuberance, they rarely develop as enjoyable secondary flavors. I admit though when I want that fruitiness and exuberance ...
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2015, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar
Replies: 64
Views: 3078

California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar

Oh come on. Name the winemaker who says, "just send me some grapes, from anywhere, I don't care." Everyone is selective. Why the hyperbole? There are plenty of winemakers who only use estate fruit, it that regard they only can make a syrah from their appellation. Their are others who want...
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2015, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar
Replies: 64
Views: 3078

California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar

David, totally wrong is probably an overstatement. Steve is among the best Syrah producers making wines from multiple regions, but he like others is selective about where he sources fruit from in order to achieve that record.
by Everett Bandman
February 22nd, 2015, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar
Replies: 64
Views: 3078

California Syrah... How Much Time in the Cellar

The only 'rule' I can offer is the cooler the climate the longer the cellaring. Not sure that always works. Bordeaux is warmer than the Rhone yet its wines are long lived unless you're restricting that statement to syrah. I've always felt acid levels are more correlated with ageability though not s...

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