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by Bill Sweeney
April 14th, 2019, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Renaissance
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Renaissance

The wines are wonderful, and great values. I have gone through cases of them.
by Bill Sweeney
March 1st, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Elitistreview.com reaches an impressive milestone
Replies: 20
Views: 915

Re: Elitistreview.com reaches an impressive milestone

Well done Davy! Your prose is always entertaining.
by Bill Sweeney
February 26th, 2019, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 113
Views: 3332

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 3:46 pm
2017 Jean Fournier Marsannay Rosé
2017 François Cotat Sancerre Rosé
The Cotat rose is definitely a possible sockknocker.
by Bill Sweeney
February 12th, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Replies: 12
Views: 859

Re: 2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 4:57 am
Not sure what you were seeking, but Pora tends to be one of if not the lightest, most elegant of the riservas.
Elegant maybe, perhaps. But there was so little there there it would be hard to tell.
by Bill Sweeney
February 11th, 2019, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Replies: 12
Views: 859

Re: 2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

I opened a 2009 Pora over the weekend. Lacked intensity, surprisingly so. Ready to drink, but disappointing.
by Bill Sweeney
February 5th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dundee in April - where should I taste?
Replies: 20
Views: 568

Re: Dundee in April - where should I taste?

Thanks for the recommendations everyone. I will run them past the rest of my group. Love this community!
by Bill Sweeney
February 5th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dundee in April - where should I taste?
Replies: 20
Views: 568

Re: Dundee in April - where should I taste?

Mattstolz wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Hey Bill!

I'm gonna be there April 12-16! my wife and I are tasting at Eyrie, Walter Scott, and Kelley Fox on the 13th, then Patty green on the 15th.
Matt,

We’ll miss you by a little. We are going later in April. Have a great time!

Bill
by Bill Sweeney
February 4th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dundee in April - where should I taste?
Replies: 20
Views: 568

Re: Dundee in April - where should I taste?

PeterH wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 12:34 pm


What are your stylistic preferences?
Not sure how to answer that. Not big and high alcohol for sure. In the Dundee area I have liked Beaux Freres, Patricia Green, and Brick House. Not widely experienced, however. This is only my second visit.
by Bill Sweeney
February 4th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dundee in April - where should I taste?
Replies: 20
Views: 568

Re: Dundee in April - where should I taste?

PeterH wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 12:10 pm
You're going to Scotland?
Oregon! [cheers.gif]
by Bill Sweeney
February 4th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dundee in April - where should I taste?
Replies: 20
Views: 568

Dundee in April - where should I taste?

I am going to be in Dundee in late April with some friends. Any recommendations for shouldn’t-miss places to taste?

Thanks in advance.

Bill
by Bill Sweeney
February 4th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Saron makes fantastic wine
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Clos Saron makes fantastic wine

Wow, thanks Gideon. I will hang on to my last two bottles a little longer. Funny, I think of a 2010 burgundy as undrinkably young, but usually don’t apply that standard to domestic pinots. Clearly your wines deserve similar respect. I had the 2010 home vnyd Pinot, and it left me a little puzzled. Ve...
by Bill Sweeney
February 3rd, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Saron makes fantastic wine
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Clos Saron makes fantastic wine

I had the 2010 home vnyd Pinot, and it left me a little puzzled. Very little Pinot character. Only had a 30 min decant. Maybe it needed more air?
by Bill Sweeney
February 3rd, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rivers-Marie 2007 Occidental Ridge
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: TN: Rivers-Marie 2007 Occidental Ridge

FWIW, I usually associate coffee flavors in Pinot with the wine being a little over the hill.
by Bill Sweeney
February 3rd, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rivers-Marie 2007 Occidental Ridge
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: TN: Rivers-Marie 2007 Occidental Ridge

What, no orange? Love Rivers-Marie. There is a distinct house style, but vineyard differences aren’t hidden.
by Bill Sweeney
January 24th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas Spring Release Coming Thursday January 31st
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: Ceritas Spring Release Coming Thursday January 31st

Anyone know about the 2017 vintage at Ceritas?
by Bill Sweeney
January 17th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 454
Views: 33730

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Briceland 2014 Ronda’s vnyd Pinot: with about an hour decant, a lovely Pinot, restrained and still a little young, but excellent fruit acid and good intensity. I figure it needs another couple of years cellaring to really shine, but it has class and is a great value. An easy repeat buy given the cha...
by Bill Sweeney
November 22nd, 2018, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1958 Fiorina Barolo
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: TN: 1958 Fiorina Barolo

Very nice Bill. I was wondering why you selected to double decant rather than audouze it. And I'm not trying to jump you at all, just curious as to the decision. I have done both ways. Usually if the selected older wine is shot after a few hours of audouzing, the back up gets a different treatment ...
by Bill Sweeney
November 21st, 2018, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1958 Fiorina Barolo
Replies: 6
Views: 532

TN: 1958 Fiorina Barolo

1958 Fiorina Barolo: Got it from Chambers Street last March. Double decanted 5 hours. Not a lot of sediment. Wonderful wine. Nose of pine tar and cherries. In the mouth the fruit was deep, surprising intensity for so old a wine. This is one of a series of old Nebbiolo based wines I have gotten from ...
by Bill Sweeney
November 19th, 2018, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Special Vintage
Replies: 17
Views: 1078

Re: Special Vintage

Surprising how losing a dog eats a hole in your heart. He looks like he was a sweet dog.
by Bill Sweeney
November 9th, 2018, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An unforgettable 1911 Corton in a marvelous lunch as I like them
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: An unforgettable 1911 Corton in a marvelous lunch as I like them

Wow! The pictures enhance the read greatly. Thank you.
by Bill Sweeney
October 29th, 2018, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Oregon Pinot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4742

Re: Best Oregon Pinot?

Thanks Jim, interesting post as always. I love Oregon wines, but have little experience with the top end ones. Certainly in the context of what a good burg costs the top prices are not crazy. The premier grape in California, at least as far as the market is concerned, is Cabernet, as the top prices ...
by Bill Sweeney
October 28th, 2018, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Oregon Pinot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4742

Re: Best Oregon Pinot

I wasn’t interested in good affordable Pinot, of which there are certainly many in Oregon. I was specifically interested in the very high end. How good are they? Who makes the best? Is the high price justified by what’s in the bottle?
by Bill Sweeney
October 28th, 2018, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Oregon Pinot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4742

Best Oregon Pinot?

There are probably more $100+ Pinots in Oregon than in California. So who makes the best pinots in Oregon? Is the quality sufficient to justify the price?
by Bill Sweeney
September 15th, 2018, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Liquid Farm Chardonnay Four (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: TN: 2013 Liquid Farm Chardonnay Four (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)

Are you a stingy scorer? Your written description sounds better than 91, which I judge as a pretty good but not remarkable wine.
by Bill Sweeney
September 12th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie B. Thieriot Chard
Replies: 2
Views: 250

TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie B. Thieriot Chard

PNP, oh my god this is fabulous stuff. Smoke and lemon in the smallish nose, but it explodes in the mouth. Great acid, some thickness, and echos the smoke and lemon from the nose. A slightly bitter element, along with a hint of vanilla, add complexity. Great depth and length, a grand cru level wine....
by Bill Sweeney
September 3rd, 2018, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 96 GC Les Clos, 1979 Beaulieu voneyards GDL Private reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: 96 GC Les Clos, 1979 Beaulieu voneyards GDL Private reserve

I would guess your BV PR was real. I don’t recall them having punts.
by Bill Sweeney
August 25th, 2018, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOYLsf ?
Replies: 74
Views: 2692

Re: WOYLsf ?

1968 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard cab
by Bill Sweeney
August 15th, 2018, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pinot Noir wines from the Santa Barbara/Santa Maria area
Replies: 70
Views: 4790

Re: Best Pinot Noir wines from the Santa Barbara/Santa Maria area

For anyone who is convinced high alcohol pinots can’t age, try an old Brewer Clifton. They are fabulous.
by Bill Sweeney
August 5th, 2018, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?
Replies: 122
Views: 5657

The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?

What I am taking away from this thread is that there are a lot of great Chardonnays I have never tasted!
by Bill Sweeney
August 5th, 2018, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?
Replies: 77
Views: 2591

Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?

Bob Agler wrote:1989 Haut Brion, from someone who probably regretted it in the morning.
Yeah, but I’ll bet you didn’t. NICE gift!
by Bill Sweeney
August 5th, 2018, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?
Replies: 77
Views: 2591

Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?

1997 la Tache from my son in law.
by Bill Sweeney
August 4th, 2018, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best bottle you've ever given as a present to a friend/realtive?
Replies: 32
Views: 902

Best bottle you've ever given as a present to a friend/realtive?

Leroy Beaux Monts 1990 tp my son in law
by Bill Sweeney
August 1st, 2018, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 233

TN: 2011 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard

Majorly love these wines, but they are best after only 2 or 3 years. They are not for serious aging.
by Bill Sweeney
July 17th, 2018, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Denis Bachelet Côte de Nuits Villages
Replies: 8
Views: 639

TN: 2005 Domaine Denis Bachelet Côte de Nuits Villages

Bachelet wines take lots of time. If it were my wine (and I were younger) I would just give it 5 or 10 years.
by Bill Sweeney
June 3rd, 2018, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another passive cellar temperature question.
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Another passive cellar temperature question.

I am not convinced that 70 deg storage will harm wine. It will make them age more quickly, but that could be an advantage. The question is, once that wine reaches good drinkability is it not as high a peak as a wine that aged at 55 deg? Don’t know. But I have tasted 15 yo village burgs that aged at ...
by Bill Sweeney
May 4th, 2018, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Blanc La Croix Boissée
Replies: 12
Views: 558

TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Blanc La Croix Boissée

Alan,

Just give this a year or two. They quickly turn from uglish ducklings into swans.
by Bill Sweeney
April 22nd, 2018, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Cameron Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1541

2016 Cameron Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

ssukhots wrote:How long Oregon Pinots can age gracefully?
Had a 2000 Shea Pinot from magnum last week. Could go another 10 years easily. Seemed young.
by Bill Sweeney
April 22nd, 2018, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ceritas Costalina Pinot Noir
Replies: 6
Views: 336

TN: 2011 Ceritas Costalina Pinot Noir

Thank you Gents for posting this. I purchased three bottles on release and tasted one then, just remembering how wound up it was. I've been holding out on opening mine as I prefer older pinots. Do you think this one will make another 5 years? Yes, I would be shocked if it wasn’t still good in five ...
by Bill Sweeney
April 21st, 2018, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ceritas Costalina Pinot Noir
Replies: 6
Views: 336

TN: 2011 Ceritas Costalina Pinot Noir

Frank,

Interesting you didn’t find it as exciting as previous bottles. Mine was better than past bottles! No great wines, just great bottles...

Bill
by Bill Sweeney
April 20th, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ceritas Costalina Pinot Noir
Replies: 6
Views: 336

TN: 2011 Ceritas Costalina Pinot Noir

Wow is this good. Popped and poured. Nuanced and delicious, cherries and raspberries. Excellent acid/fruit balance, a wine to sip and marvel at how good it is. Not a wine to drink quickly, it deserves to be savored.
by Bill Sweeney
April 7th, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A dinner with 13 wines, all at their best, was it a flower day or fruit or leaves day?
Replies: 16
Views: 1583

A dinner with 13 wines, all at their best, was it a flower day or fruit or leaves day?

Love to read your posts, of course, but your photos bring an immediacy to the read. Thank you!
by Bill Sweeney
March 26th, 2018, 3:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best restaurant near St. Jean de Luz?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Best restaurant near St. Jean de Luz?

I've been to the following - 39m Mugaritz (#9, 2 stars): https://www.mugaritz.com/en/ 42m Restaurant Martin Berasategui (#77, 3 stars): https://www.martinberasategui.com/en/inicio 53m Akelarre (not on list, 3 stars): https://www.akelarre.net/en 1h24m Asador Etxebarri (#6, 1 star): http://asadoretxe...
by Bill Sweeney
March 21st, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best restaurant near St. Jean de Luz?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Best restaurant near St. Jean de Luz?

Thanks Jay.
by Bill Sweeney
March 21st, 2018, 5:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best restaurant near St. Jean de Luz?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Best restaurant near St. Jean de Luz?

Going to be near St. Jean de Luz in July, and want to have one (at least) spectacular meal. Here are the restaurants we are considering: 36m Arzak (#30 on W50Best list, Michelin 3 stars): https://www.arzak.es/en/ 39m Mugaritz (#9, 2 stars): https://www.mugaritz.com/en/ 42m Restaurant Martin Berasate...
by Bill Sweeney
March 20th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Restaurant near st jean de luz?
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Restaurant near st jean de luz?

Here are the restaurants we are considering: 36m Arzak (#30 on W50Best list, Michelin 3 stars): https://www.arzak.es/en/ 39m Mugaritz (#9, 2 stars): https://www.mugaritz.com/en/ 42m Restaurant Martin Berasategui (#77, 3 stars): https://www.martinberasategui.com/en/inicio 53m Akelarre (not on list, 3...
by Bill Sweeney
March 20th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Restaurant near st jean de luz?
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Restaurant near st jean de luz?

I will be spending a week in July just outside st. Jean de Luz. I want to splurge one night on a fabulous meal. Recommendations?

Thanks.

Bill
by Bill Sweeney
March 19th, 2018, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rivers-Marie Summa Pinot Noir
Replies: 3
Views: 264

TN: 2010 Rivers-Marie Summa Pinot Noir

its not a true tasting note until there is a very well thought out score out of 100 that has been approved by the entire board. maybe you missed the last RM thread where this was decided. but seriously, glad you loved this wine! I'm so excited my first shipment from them gets here this week Sorry, ...
by Bill Sweeney
March 18th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rivers-Marie Summa Pinot Noir
Replies: 3
Views: 264

TN: 2010 Rivers-Marie Summa Pinot Noir

One of the best pinots I’ve had. Real intensity coupled with a long mouth-filling finish. Dominant note of cola, but still showing traces of the typical RM orange. I am not a big fan of cola usually, but here it was seductively wonderful. Given 2 hours decanted, it was singing. A little was left in ...

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