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by Peter Panzica
November 14th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 42
Views: 2633

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

I bit.....delivered today and set it up on the kitchen counter. Can't wait to see my wife's face tomorrow when she returns from her business trip.....think she's going to love it....hopefully will get get my share.
by Peter Panzica
October 26th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: TN: 2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Thanks for the note. I had one of mine last night. It is a great wine with many, many years of life ahead.
I'll try to hold off on my last bottle and source more. Also need to hide my 2013s.
If there is such a thing of Napa value, this is one of them.
by Peter Panzica
October 25th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seepage on 1970 Taylor
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Seepage on 1970 Taylor

I'll have to open mine soon too......I do have another bottle (non-leaker) in storage.
Those are my only 1970s. I have a few 77's and a bunch of 94s
Let me know how it goes and hopefully we can share something other than leaking port in the near future.
by Peter Panzica
October 17th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants

Thanks......figured being back in NY that there would be good pizza everywhere compared to Boston.....
by Peter Panzica
October 15th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants

Mark, Any decent pizza north of Briarcliff? The couple I've been to locally are not what I remember as great NY pizza. There was Craft Pizza and Beer in Pleasantville which was excellent but now that is no longer convenient.
by Peter Panzica
October 8th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 1994

Re: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts

I went last summer. I got into B Mascarello, Sandrone, G Rinaldi, Scavino amongst many others by writing nice letters in English and Italian. It was an amazing visit and I hope to go back again at some point. You could not purchase any wines at Sandrone or Rinaldi.
by Peter Panzica
September 29th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seepage on 1970 Taylor
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Seepage on 1970 Taylor

Same situation, same bottle....leaving it for now.
by Peter Panzica
September 28th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: InternetWines.com ?
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: InternetWines.com ?

Good store....If you sign up on their email list you can score some great deals....most emails are for scotch and whiskey though.
by Peter Panzica
September 22nd, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 97
Views: 6224

Re: Cayuse is Live

Peter, just wondering how long you waited for the Frog? Looks like from my order history 6 years with a new 3 pack coming every year. Started with Cailloux and now have Chamberlain, Armada, Impulsivo and Frog, plus the mag. Stopped getting GOK and Camaspelo within the last year or two. I basically ...
by Peter Panzica
September 20th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 97
Views: 6224

Re: Cayuse is Live

Finally got the Frog!
by Peter Panzica
September 20th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 72
Views: 5084

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

That being said, Flannery at home s the best. Big +1 I went to Bern's once and the steak didn't wow me but that's not why I went there. I asked for some unique wines and had a 1961 Bordeaux from an non classified vineyard and a 1976 Ridge Zin and something else I don't recall. Am I mistaken or is a...
by Peter Panzica
September 15th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Excellent restaurant Ibiza Chappaqua NY
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: Excellent restaurant Ibiza Chappaqua NY

Mark-Thanks. I brought the family to Ibiza last night. The owner was great as was the food. Brought a couple bottles and shared with him and got a bottle off the list which is beyond reasonable and almost reminded me of a very scaled down version of Troquet. I will be back there. Thanks Merrill- I d...
by Peter Panzica
September 14th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Excellent restaurant Ibiza Chappaqua NY
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: Excellent restaurant Ibiza Chappaqua NY

Thanks Mark, new to the area and trying to figure what's what around here. I've been to Kittle House a couple times and Mimo Vinoteca that I liked. Been trying to get to Ocean House which is in my town. A couple places on with River views are beautiful but the food is not. I miss my Troquet in Bosto...
by Peter Panzica
April 23rd, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Rivers-Marie Occidental Pinot Noir
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: TN: 2017 Rivers-Marie Occidental Pinot Noir

I had a 2008 Summa OV and it was in such a great spot. I have one more and it can still go for a while.
by Peter Panzica
April 20th, 2019, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 9257

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

This should be a HBS case study once it tanks on how to tank a business. Ignore your customer base and adamantly come up with reasons they are all wrong. Lack of integration with VC, one of the best tools in our hobby, when the others have done it. Revolving door of reviewers. When the talent leave...
by Peter Panzica
April 19th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12116
Views: 581310

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

KyleC wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Peter Panzica wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 12:01 pm
2016 Sinegal x 6 $65
Where are you finding Sinegal for $65?
Redneck wine in Tampa. It’s there third round if it. Not sure if any still left. They had reasonable shipping price too last time I got it.
by Peter Panzica
April 19th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12116
Views: 581310

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2008 DP x 2 $145
2016 Sinegal x 6 $65
2017 Guigal Doriane x 3 $80
2004 Pride Reserve Cab x 2 $80 (my first Westchester deal)
by Peter Panzica
April 19th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 9257

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

This should be a HBS case study once it tanks on how to tank a business. Ignore your customer base and adamantly come up with reasons they are all wrong. Lack of integration with CT, one of the best tools in our hobby, when the others have done it. Revolving door of reviewers. When the talent leaves...
by Peter Panzica
April 14th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related

Thanks for all the great recommendations everyone. I just moved down today into my rental. Can't wait to nail down a house. Actually saw one today in Greenwich (right on NY border and close to work). Beautiful area and very close to work. Taxes I hear are much less as well as electric? Is there any ...
by Peter Panzica
April 13th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 7177

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27

My wife Rita and I will try to attend. We are moving to WC soon would love to make new friends and share some wine.
Thanks!
by Peter Panzica
April 13th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Tell me about Westchester-Wine related

In November I started this thread: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=155894&p=2660664&hilit=westchester#p2660664 I was contemplating a move to Westchester from Boston for a great new job in the medical field. Well this has come to fruition and I move to the area tomorrow. I wi...
by Peter Panzica
March 17th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fantastic CdP dinner with a couple additions
Replies: 14
Views: 1020

Re: TN: Fantastic CdP dinner with a couple additions

2003 CLOS DES PAPES CDP Funny enough, this bottle was off. The first person to taste it called it "spritzy"... I feel like thats not how you want to describe a CdP. Something off with the bottle. Great notes. The 2003 Clos has generated a lot of controversy. It's almost as if 2 batches of this wine...
by Peter Panzica
February 14th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015-$78
Replies: 33
Views: 4276

PSA Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015-$78

Internetwines.com

Grabbed 6. Looks like they have 140 left at this moment.
Winesearcher average >$130
No relation but have done business with them in the remote past without issue.
by Peter Panzica
February 11th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Las Vegas
Replies: 46
Views: 10519

Re: Las Vegas

Going to Catch at Aria this weekend. Can't find anything about their wine list or corkage policy. Anyone been? I was just there and went to Sage. I believe that it, as well as all Aria restaurants, are $35 (maybe $50) up to two bottles. Does anyone know restaurants that allow more than two bottles?...
by Peter Panzica
January 4th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)

patrick c albright wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 6:56 pm
I am familiar with the owner.
It is someone that I have purchased from in the past prior to his online operation, and would continue to purchase from again if the situation arose.
Is the location available to visit or pick up from?
by Peter Panzica
December 28th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Alban Reva 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: TN Alban Reva 2014

Alan Eden wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 9:11 am
I love Alban but the last few releases have taught me not to go near for at least 6-7 years with the exception of Patrina which is still youthful but is open for business
1+
by Peter Panzica
December 24th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wineries Have Dropped Off Your Radar Screen??
Replies: 59
Views: 4236

Re: What Wineries Have Dropped Off Your Radar Screen??

I've been buying Vineyard 29 wines from auction where they can be had for 30-50 cents on the dollar. Stopped buying Larkmead when they jacked up prices significantly. Kosta Brown as I have a lot in the cellar. My wife likes it a lot though so may buy in the future. Lewelling just because I have too ...
by Peter Panzica
December 1st, 2018, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Blanc Les Granits
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: TN: 2015 M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Blanc Les Granits

I really enjoy this wine as well. Where do you find these on pre-oder at that price?
by Peter Panzica
November 23rd, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday deals 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 5147

Re: Black Friday deals 2018

Ron Slye wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 9:23 am
Williams Sonoma has Riedel Sommerlier Bordeaux Glass at 50% off -- set of two for $115.
I couldn't pass these up.
by Peter Panzica
November 23rd, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday deals 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 5147

Black Friday deals 2018

The last thing I want to be doing today is buying more wine but I'm sure there will be a few things that will be hard to pass on.
My first cave 2013 Alban Reva $75 Sokolin.
Gordons in MA has 2013 Delas Bessards for $105 but did not bite
by Peter Panzica
November 23rd, 2018, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 216
Views: 9010

Re: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?

Wed night 1998 Clerico Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 1996 Fisher Herb Lamb 2012 Drinkward Peschon Thu 2001 Lewis Merlot (thought it was a cab from a lot from Acker in which the told me they only had 2 instead of 6 cabs and the 2 turned out to be merlots only realizing upon opening) 2015 Usseglio MA mag-Ope...
by Peter Panzica
November 22nd, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 8060

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

Jim Brennan wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 10:49 am
[The contradictory nature of Larner's note reminded me of this:

I enjoyed every second of that. Hilarious. Anymore of these? I could watch them all day. [rofl.gif]
by Peter Panzica
November 8th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Opinion of Lewelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 1297

Re: What's Your Opinion of Lewelling?

I had a 2004 Wight recently that was outstanding.
Great QPR and people.
They have held their price while the rest of Napa has gotten insane.
by Peter Panzica
November 4th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 K Vintners Syrah The Beautiful
Replies: 28
Views: 1760

Re: TN: 2015 K Vintners Syrah The Beautiful

My local Whole Foods gets a fair bit of K. Picked up 3 each of 2015 Cattle King and Powerline. With 10% off a 6 pack plus the 5% Amazon gives you not bad on the price. Based on WK's note I should have picked up some of The Creator too. Also had 13s and 14s of Cattle King and Hidden sitting in the ce...
by Peter Panzica
October 31st, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10936
Views: 398872

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2010 Black Cat SS
2005 Erna Schein Cemetery
Happy Halloween.
by Peter Panzica
October 31st, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2016 CNdP are people buying?
Replies: 24
Views: 1458

Re: What 2016 CNdP are people buying?

Prefert Favier
Fernando Colombis
Mordoree RdB
Mon Aieul
Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet

Looking for but may start getting priced out soon Pegau, Barroche Pure, Ex Machina, Prefert CG
by Peter Panzica
October 27th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10936
Views: 398872

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Fri
2013 Turnbull Fotuna
2014 Saxum G4

Sat
2007 RM Summa OV
2014 Saxum JBV
by Peter Panzica
October 27th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: most indelibly etched on your memory?
Replies: 53
Views: 2685

Re: most indelibly etched on your memory?

1982 Mouton
1991 Ridge Monte Bello
1990 D'Yquem
by Peter Panzica
October 21st, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Rostaing Cote Rotie La Landonne
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: TN: 2009 Rostaing Cote Rotie La Landonne

Hey Greg! Great to see you posting. I had the pleasure of visiting Rostaing summer of 2016. Love the wine and certainly need to get more in the cellar. Also had one of my first Barolo with you which was a 1990 Giacosa and I immersed myself this past summer with a great visit to that region. Hope all...
by Peter Panzica
October 20th, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10936
Views: 398872

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

NED VALOIS wrote:
October 7th, 2018, 9:32 pm
2003 Karl Lawrence Beckstoffer Dr Crane Cab Maggie
How was the KL? I had this bottle last night and was actually disappointed.
I am not sure if mine saw some heat but it seemed really off and shut down and I believe I've had 1 or 2 similar examples with this wine.
by Peter Panzica
October 17th, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.
Replies: 192
Views: 10218

Re: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.

2015 Paul Lato Syrah Il Padrino Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley 2001 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley 2015 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (Golden Capsule) 1.5L 2013 Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 55% slope 2010 La Ferme du Mont Châteauneuf-du-Pape C...
by Peter Panzica
October 14th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

The 2016 (to be bottled in the next few weeks) is softer, with greater density and concentration. Owner Laurence Feraud prefers the 2015. I prefer the 2016. She and I agree more than disagree about Pegau vintages, but this is not a big difference of opinion. 2016 reminds me a little of 2003 (Pegau ...
by Peter Panzica
September 30th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10936
Views: 398872

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Friday 2005 Martinelli Jackass Hill, 2013 Hidden Ridge 55%
Saturday 2005 Alban Reva [notworthy.gif]
by Peter Panzica
September 29th, 2018, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Saxum offering
Replies: 95
Views: 8960

Re: 2016 Saxum offering

Looking at my Saxum purchases I am up to 291 bottles over 12 vintages, 120 consumed. I am so glad I gave a second chance after 2004, many great nights since then. This is my "go to" dinner party wine. A mag of Saxum and a couple of grilled black pepper marinated Tri tips and you have a happy crowd!...
by Peter Panzica
September 28th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 161
Views: 14302

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

Looking forward to my first W&M order.
How come Greer hasn't risen to the MacDonald level discussion?
by Peter Panzica
September 28th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Better than OK wine list
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Better than OK wine list

Dan did you ever go to the Kingston House in NH? It was like having a local Bern's a few exits away.
If I had know they would sell what was left of their cellar I would have gone there every weekend.
by Peter Panzica
September 28th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me find the picks in this mammoth wine list
Replies: 18
Views: 836

Re: Help me find the picks in this mammoth wine list

I've been to Hilton Head many times and I've never heard of this place.
The list is impressive but the mark-ups even more so. Not many deals. Does this place do decent wine business?
by Peter Panzica
September 23rd, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10936
Views: 398872

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Fri 1991 Beringer PR and 2013 Ulysses at Troquet
Sat 1992 Pahlmeyer, 2004 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino, 2007 Dow VP 375 at the club
Tonight 2002 Run Rig with Sous Vide chicken thighs
by Peter Panzica
September 22nd, 2018, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Elio Grasso Ginestra Casa Maté Barolo
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: TN: 2013 Elio Grasso Ginestra Casa Maté Barolo

I had multiple bottles of Elio Grasso lately. 09s, 12s, 13s when I was in the Barolo region at dinners and during my visit to the winery. The 13s were still beasts and the 12s were a bit more approachable. Zachy's had the 12s on sale for around $55 which I jumped on and their wines in general are gr...

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