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by Chris Seiber
May 20th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So this premox thing is real?!
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: So this premox thing is real?!

It would be difficult to exaggerate or to overstate the issue of premox in white Burgundy.
by Chris Seiber
May 18th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin

Did it trend better or worse with time out of the bottle?
by Chris Seiber
May 15th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Liparita V Cabernet-$20 ‘Solid’.
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2014 Liparita V Cabernet-$20 ‘Solid’.

Wow, Barry is a market mover now. Someone goes and orders two cases just based on one tasting note from him. I will say, this wine does get priced at $45-65 from legitimate internet retailers. So it's not one of those "pretend the original price was high so the price seems like a bargain" deals you ...
by Chris Seiber
May 15th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1459

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

Would you give up wine or TV? To clarify: By TV, I mean any viewing of TV, whether news, sports, programming, watching streaming content, watching DVDs, anything. The ban would include when you're out in commercial establishments or at someone else's house. But it wouldn't mean that you can't be at ...
by Chris Seiber
May 15th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Yellow Tail Sweet Red Roo (Australia, South Eastern)
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: TN: NV Yellow Tail Sweet Red Roo (Australia, South Eastern)

Sounds like you got an off bottle or mishandled it. Was it travel shocked? Improperly stored? Did you not have time to decant it? Maybe not paired with the proper foods? What kind of stemware? Root day? Was it served blind, or did you allow label bias to affect your score? Maybe Ray Walker is consu...
by Chris Seiber
May 15th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Odoul-Coquard my favourite emerging Burgundy producer
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: Domaine Odoul-Coquard my favourite emerging Burgundy producer

I thought Domaine O’Doul made nonalcoholic wines.
by Chris Seiber
May 15th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Yellow Tail Sweet Red Roo (Australia, South Eastern)
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: TN: NV Yellow Tail Sweet Red Roo (Australia, South Eastern)

Sounds like you got an off bottle or mishandled it. Was it travel shocked? Improperly stored? Did you not have time to decant it? Maybe not paired with the proper foods? What kind of stemware? Root day? Was it served blind, or did you allow label bias to affect your score?
by Chris Seiber
May 14th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2019

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

Viet Ly wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Chris Seiber wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm

Costco, Whole Foods, Vons, and Other Places to Buy Expensive Wines Where Your Spouse Won't Notice on the Credit Card Statement
Guilty [wow.gif]. Also guilty of expecting you to have a full beard when we first met [wow.gif]
I had a strong suspicion you'd be Vietnamese, though.
by Chris Seiber
May 14th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2019

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

RichardFlack wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 1:36 pm
100 Uses For Wines Given To You By Non-Wine-Geek Friends
And the companion paper:

10 Ways to Get Your Non-Geek Hosts to Open the Nice Bottles You Brought Instead of Serving You Plonk
by Chris Seiber
May 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2019

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

A few for Wine Berserkers: Craft Beer, Tea, Cocktails, Mineral Water, and Other Drinks to Recommend Whenever Someone Asks You to Suggest a Wine Pairing Reading Critics' Reviews, Drinking Big New World Reds, Drinking Outside of Mealtime, and Other Things Not to Admit to Your Wine Geek Friends Costco,...
by Chris Seiber
May 14th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2019

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

Chris has the Haddock avatar, so he gets bonus points for any post! This is a terrific little perspective on Tintin, if anyone is interested, entitled " All I Know About Travel I Learned From Tintin ." And one with some food and wine tie-in. https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/all-i-know-abou...
by Chris Seiber
May 14th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2019

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

Someone I met for the first time at Falltacular remarked that he had always thought of me as a jovial older guy with a big beard, because of my Captain Haddock avatar. My brothers and I grew up loving Tintin. It was hard to find the books, we were always on the search to find ones we didn't have, an...
by Chris Seiber
May 13th, 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2019

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

My favorite from the OP: “Is Every New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Under $25 the Same Wine With a Different Label?”
by Chris Seiber
May 13th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2019

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

Pobega’d and Coravin’d - why is there a f***ing apostrophe in either one? Exactly! Dudes, because, technically, it is a contraction. Do you see people write "vacationed" or "vacationd?" It's, wasn't, etc... I suppose you could bitch about it being "Coravined," but that would make a reader think it ...
by Chris Seiber
May 13th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2019

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

Pobega’d and Coravin’d - why is there a f***ing apostrophe in either one?
by Chris Seiber
May 13th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1018

Re: Coq au vin

I've never made coq au vin. Anyone have a good recipe they want to share?
by Chris Seiber
May 9th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings
Replies: 42
Views: 2243

Re: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings

Lighter? Yes, a reasonable amount of time. Maybe less oak, grapes from less ripe/concentrated parts of the vineyard, etc. Better? Occasionally, but rarely. I like KB appellation wines better than the SVDs the majority of the time -- the SVDs have a little "more of everything" in a way that I don't l...
by Chris Seiber
May 9th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Important vs. Unimportant tastings
Replies: 39
Views: 1665

Re: Important vs. Unimportant tastings

What factors decide whether a wine tasting is "important" or "unimportant"? Age of the bottles? Expense of the bottles? Amount of bottles involved? Ego of the OP? Please let me know in case I want to post notes on a vertical or horizontal at some point. I'd hate to label my thread incorrectly. Than...
by Chris Seiber
May 9th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about flying with a wine that has been sampled with a Coravin
Replies: 26
Views: 981

Re: Question about flying with a wine that has been sampled with a Coravin

Why does Pobega even own a Coravin? Doesn't he just down each new bottle within a day of when it arrives?
by Chris Seiber
May 9th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Wine Gods Are Angry - May 2019 FKA Leo's Blind Tasting Group
Replies: 33
Views: 1435

Re: The Wine Gods Are Angry - May 2019 FKA Leo's Blind Tasting Group

But wasn't the loss of the four bottles, and the several hundred dollars of value they represented, more than offset by the tradition, romance, aesthetic and history of cork?
by Chris Seiber
May 7th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Idlewild Spring Lamb Dinner 5/4/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Idlewild Spring Lamb Dinner 5/4/2019

I think the entree would have gone better with a bottle of Herb Lamb.

But great notes, thanks for sharing.
by Chris Seiber
May 7th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ,
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: FS: 2010 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 5 pack - $145 Pending

I opened a bottle of this wine (not from David, just one of my own) for a tasting group last week and it was really good, very well received, quality and complexity far above its price point.
by Chris Seiber
May 7th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner Party TNs--Egon Muller, Musar, Quivet, 97 Port, Bevan, others
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Dinner Party TNs--Egon Muller, Musar, Quivet, 97 Port, Bevan, others

Somehow, I skipped/missed 2000 in my Musar accumulation, probably just as a function of what bottles had come around at a good price at the times I was shopping. That's a good age for a Musar, I'm not surprised that it was great.

Thanks for the notes, SG.
by Chris Seiber
May 7th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great review of the original Williams Selyem and a derivative winery, WesMar
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: A great review of the original Williams Selyem and a derivative winery, WesMar

Thanks to Seiber I just blind tasted the 2008 WesMar Pinot Noir Balletto Vineyard and called it a WS Ferrington with some age. I got partial credit. [cheers.gif] The apple didn't fall far from the tree. I immediately told Brig that he was 99% correct with his guess. It really looked and tasted very...
by Chris Seiber
May 7th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Didn't want to like it but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2326

Re: Didn't want to like it but...

A. So wrote:
May 4th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Alex N wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 10:00 pm
Just like with people, never have hoped to not like a wine. Always go in with an open mind and willing to make adjustments as I learn.
+1
Adrian always goes in expecting to find a 93 point wine.
by Chris Seiber
May 6th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3518

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

I’ve had several premoxed Huets from 2010 on in recent years. I’d definitely put it in the medium-high risk category. Same for Chidaine.
by Chris Seiber
May 5th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 2556

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

My program is to buy young white Burgs mostly in the $40-70 range, usually when I can find a better deal, and to drink them in the next few years. The wines in that category these days seem to drink well at that age and not to especially need age, so the risk-benefit calculus heavily favors drinking...
by Chris Seiber
May 4th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?
Replies: 55
Views: 1342

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

I expect that all of us regularly buy, drink, and enjoy wines at see new oak. Including those of us who make the most noise about hating oak. It’s really a question of how well or poorly it works with the wine in question overall. Does it stick out too much, or excessively obscure the character of t...
by Chris Seiber
May 3rd, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years
Replies: 47
Views: 2307

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

Dinesh Goyal wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 7:17 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 7:09 pm
Jadot Clos des Ursules 1er
X 5.

😂👍
Yeah, that’s a great call, and easy to find too.
by Chris Seiber
May 2nd, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Sky Vineyards Zinfandel
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: TN: 2013 Sky Vineyards Zinfandel

Lore Olds is an all-time great name.
by Chris Seiber
May 1st, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1545

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

K John Joseph wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 5:02 am
arguing about whether something is slightly or badly corked is like arguing about whether a fatal wound is a bad fatal wound or a not-that-bad fatal wound.
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by Chris Seiber
May 1st, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Mondavi To Kalon Reserve - $95
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: 2015 Mondavi To Kalon Reserve - $95

Available for $95 or $99, and the winery sells it for $175. That's simply ridiculous. There is no worse deal in the world of wine than large Napa producers like Mondavi and BV at their list prices. They routinely sell their wines at 20-40% above retail, and more than that above discounted pricing i...
by Chris Seiber
May 1st, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9712

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

I wish this would happen to a wine I like more than these. I've had mature ones a few times at tastings, and they're fine, but none of them has ever made me feel like something I'd remotely go spend hundreds of dollars on. They've just never seemed special or distinctive in that kind of way.
by Chris Seiber
April 30th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting Question
Replies: 15
Views: 710

Re: Tasting Question

Greg, when you say you're looking for something "reasonably available" (and that makes perfect sense in these circumstances that you are), what kinds of options do you have in the reasonably available category? Do you mean at the supermarket, or Costco, or at a BevMo / Total Wine type store, or do y...
by Chris Seiber
April 30th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1545

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

Weird that this has become so contentious. If it's corked, it's corked, but there is also a whole spectrum of how corked a bottle can be, including "slightly" and "very slightly." It seems like we should all be able to agree on that. Last week, I provided the wines for a tasting, and included a 2008...
by Chris Seiber
April 30th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

This wine is delicious, Butteaux so expensive.
by Chris Seiber
April 29th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: TN: 2013 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant

Scott Brunson wrote:
April 29th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Well...back to Coulee...
It's my favorite white wine in the world.
BUT it is certainly polarizing and can exhibit lots of bottle variation.
At what age, or range of ages, do you tend to find these the best? Do you think these need long aeration?

Thanks.
by Chris Seiber
April 29th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: TN: 2013 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant

Thanks for the note. I have two bottles of the 2011, but have never had this wine before. The CT notes are generally not encouraging, with complaints of excessive sweetness, oxidation, alcoholic heat, and so forth. I have no idea whether I should be drinking these now before they get worse, or if th...
by Chris Seiber
April 27th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Clarendon Hills Syrah Moritz (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, Clarendon)
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: TN: 2002 Clarendon Hills Syrah Moritz (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, Clarendon)

Another Dead Arm fan here who also took a while to figure out it is great with age. Don't recall opening one past 15 years of age and at that point holding to 20 or 25 was reasonable. I've had a good number of early 2000s Dead Arm in the last few years, they are really in the middle of their prime ...
by Chris Seiber
April 27th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Clarendon Hills Syrah Moritz (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, Clarendon)
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: TN: 2002 Clarendon Hills Syrah Moritz (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, Clarendon)

The only thing that keeps this wine from getting into the 95 pts and above territory is that it was all fruit driven so there was no syrah pepper spice or other non-fruit components. PS - I am coming to really love well-made older Aussie Shiraz. I opened this to see how it was doing at 17 years bec...
by Chris Seiber
April 25th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Behren's & Hitchcock - today's Flickinger offer
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Behren's & Hitchcock - today's Flickinger offer

I had the same experience, bought some late 90s wines on winebid not having heard of the issue, and they were oxidized and ruined.

I think it’s highly unethical to sell those, knowing what we know now.
by Chris Seiber
April 23rd, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New WA winery opening- owned by Bodegas Valdemar
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: New WA winery opening- owned by Bodegas Valdemar

I’m kind of disillusioned with WA these days.

[wink.gif]
by Chris Seiber
April 23rd, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do reductive notes indicate about the quality of a Chardonnay (if anything)?
Replies: 48
Views: 1418

Re: What do reductive notes indicate about the quality of a Chardonnay (if anything)?

This is a very interesting post. There does in seem seem to be some correlation between reductive and expensive / high quality chardonnay. I guess reductive practices mostly occur among high end producers? Maybe ones who are making wines intended to age, whereas most middle to lower tier producers e...
by Chris Seiber
April 22nd, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italy wine shop recs
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Italy wine shop recs

In Florence hit the antinori wine bar in a hotel they own in the middle of town. Their wines by the glass are cheaper than by the bottle and you can drink Solaia inexpensively that way. I think it's called antinori cantinetta or similar It was 10+ years ago for me, but I agree that was a nice place...
by Chris Seiber
April 21st, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italy wine shop recs
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Italy wine shop recs

https://enotecacostantinipiero.it/#googtrans(it|en) This shop in Rome is centrally located and has a great collection, including harder to find wines and sometimes back vintages. Neat place, good service. Pricing was variable, but there were some bargains (relative to USA prices - I don’t know to co...
by Chris Seiber
April 20th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8215

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

I thought this was someone disillusioned by Washington wines. Wine Advocate makes more sense.
by Chris Seiber
April 19th, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4133

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

My two cents — Brian, Mark, Howard and others involved in this conflagration, you all seem like terrific dudes and great parts of our community. If I put you all in a room together to taste wines and talk about them, even if you completely disagreed on them, you’d all get along easily and enjoy each...
by Chris Seiber
April 17th, 2019, 11:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shopping in Jerusalem
Replies: 19
Views: 699

Re: Wine shopping in Jerusalem

If they still have any of that 2,022 year old wine from Cana available, grab me a few bottles. That winemaker was excellent.
by Chris Seiber
April 17th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4133

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I'll attempt a serious answer to the question posed. Every internet message board I've seen has a zeitgeist, which is the prevailing / fashionable opinion on there. If you're on a college football message board, it might be that the current offensive coordinator sucks and is the reason the team isn'...

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