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by Todd Tucker
November 27th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Pre-Christmas in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Pre-Christmas in Europe

I would second both the Nuremberg and Strasbourg rec's.
by Todd Tucker
November 25th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2357

Re: Barolo recs

A few wines that are less expensive but should get you a good feel of the region for nebbiolo. These will all be traditional producers due to my personal preferences. These may not be the producers' iconic wines, but are for me the most typical and value driven ones. Brovia Base barolo Villero Rocch...
by Todd Tucker
November 20th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Cuvée Oregane
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: TN: 2014 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Cuvée Oregane

M,
I fully agree. That is a terrific bottling.

Cheers
by Todd Tucker
November 19th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Cuvée Oregane
Replies: 2
Views: 317

TN: 2014 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Cuvée Oregane

2014 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Cuvée Oregane - France, Jura, Côtes du Jura (11/19/2019) Golden color. Lovely nose with pear, chalk, white florals, star fruit, and bitters on the nose. On the palate, it's razor sharp and clean but not stern or shrill. Mid weighted, with great cut and fresh...
by Todd Tucker
November 14th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Night of Sherry
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: A Night of Sherry

Nice write up Jay. Thank you. I hope all is well with you.

Cheers,
by Todd Tucker
November 14th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vigna rionda ester canale giovanni rosso
Replies: 31
Views: 1579

Re: Vigna rionda ester canale giovanni rosso

While terroir is of great import, what that producer can do with said terroir is more important. I've had had some wines from Davide that I thought were good and very good, rarely outstanding. Admittedly I have not had that particular wine yet, but the hype machine seems premature, and pricing is qu...
by Todd Tucker
November 12th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines helped by climate change
Replies: 45
Views: 1369

Re: Wines helped by climate change

I think Loire reds may be benefitting.
by Todd Tucker
November 9th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Advice for traveling to Nice, France?
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Re: Advice for traveling to Nice, France?

Thanks Steve!

Much appreciated. I will reach out when the time gets closer.

Thanks again!
by Todd Tucker
November 7th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Moris Farms Morellino di Scansano
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: TN: 2016 Moris Farms Morellino di Scansano

Thanks for the note Tim. I will try to find some for the holidays. Hope the rest of your trip is great.

Cheers,

T
by Todd Tucker
November 7th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Piedmont Retrospective: Giacosa, Monprivato, Accomasso
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: TN: 1989 Piedmont Retrospective: Giacosa, Monprivato, Accomasso

Thanks for reading everyone. For sure a bummer on the Rionda, but the other wines mitigated the pain well. Andrew. I love the Giacosa sweetness and so few wines have replicated it. Josh, the '98 SSR will be outstanding, but the '89 is something pretty special. For me, '89 is a once in generation vin...
by Todd Tucker
November 7th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Piedmont Retrospective. Accomasso, Bartolo, Beppe, Cappellano, Giacosa, 2 Conternos, Vietti
Replies: 0
Views: 323

TN: 1999 Piedmont Retrospective. Accomasso, Bartolo, Beppe, Cappellano, Giacosa, 2 Conternos, Vietti

1999 PIEDMONT RETROSPECTIVE - Brooklyn (10/26/2019) Eight good friends got together in Brooklyn to take a look at the ’99 vintage in Barolo and Barbaresco and pair them with Alba white truffles and some terrific home cooking by the local home chef JW. All of the Nebbiolo wines were double decanted ...
by Todd Tucker
November 5th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Piedmont Retrospective: Giacosa, Monprivato, Accomasso
Replies: 8
Views: 766

TN: 1989 Piedmont Retrospective: Giacosa, Monprivato, Accomasso

Four good friends got together in NYC to finish an extended 50th birthday celebration. On our first evening, we ate at a new place for me, Leonti on the UWS. The company was great. All the wines were double decanted for sediment earlier in the day and enjoyed over several hours at dinner. To keep ou...
by Todd Tucker
October 29th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Jean-Michel Gerin Côte-Rôtie Champin le Seigneur
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: TN: 1999 Jean-Michel Gerin Côte-Rôtie Champin le Seigneur

Thanks for sharing your note. That is a beautiful wine, and your note has prompted me to open on soon.

Thanks again
by Todd Tucker
October 29th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: visit to Paolo Bea
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: visit to Paolo Bea

Thanks for sharing this Tim. I would love to visit him someday. He is an icon and makes wild and terrific wines of character.


Cheers!
by Todd Tucker
October 24th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 43
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Ouch Brad. I'm glad you were able to find a suitable back up.

Hope you are well and shoot me an email this winter if you head down here.

Cheers,
by Todd Tucker
October 24th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Advice for traveling to Nice, France?
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Re: Advice for traveling to Nice, France?

Hello all, I was hoping to mine some of the WB community knowledge. I am stopping in Nice for a couple days prior to my annual pilgrimage to the Langhe in late April- early May of next year. I am completely unfamiliar with the city and was wondering what part of town I should stay in. I will be tra...
by Todd Tucker
October 18th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno Barolo Bricco Pernice
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: TN: 2012 Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno Barolo Bricco Pernice

Thanks Kevin,

Hope all is well with you.

I thought Valter made some of the better '12s, a vintage that in general I do not adore. His wines, along with Fabio Alessandria and MT Mascarello's were among my favorite 12s. Thanks for the update.
by Todd Tucker
October 17th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)

Thanks for the note. I really love the G Rinaldi barbera -- it's probably one of the best examples I've had of the grape. It's a shame they tend to be so hard to find here in the US. Wow, a $90 barbera. Glad it’s good, anyway. It depends on where you buy it Chris. I paid 20e and at that price it is...
by Todd Tucker
October 17th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 04 Grosset Polish Hill and Pike's Rieslings
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: TN: 04 Grosset Polish Hill and Pike's Rieslings

Thanks for reading everyone.

Paul, yes. Both were under Stelvin.
by Todd Tucker
October 16th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2381

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

Top three for 2019 so far:

89 Giacosa Collina Rionda
89 Giacosa Falletto Riserva
89 G. Rinaldi Brunate Riserva
by Todd Tucker
October 16th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)
Replies: 16
Views: 561

TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)

2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba - Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba (10/15/2019) A beautiful fruit and floral driven nose. Lovely perfume. There's ripe berry and cherry fruit with good snap on the palate. This walks the line between radiant ripe fruit and focused acidity beautifully. Round...
by Todd Tucker
October 16th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 0
Views: 237

TN: 2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon (10/10/2019) Lovely fresh berry fruits, rhubarb, spice, and sweet tart on the nose. Elegant mid weighted and lifted on the palate. There is s freshness to the fruit, with good acidity, a sense of soil- stoniness, coup...
by Todd Tucker
October 16th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 04 Grosset Polish Hill and Pike's Rieslings
Replies: 4
Views: 330

TN: 04 Grosset Polish Hill and Pike's Rieslings

A couple of recent wines drinking very well. 2004 Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley - Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley (10/16/2019) Stelvin. Pop and pour. Petrol, oyster shell, kaffir lime leaf, peas, and citrus pith on the nose. This has bright acidity coupled wi...
by Todd Tucker
October 16th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1358

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

I think Terlan would be a good choice. Reasonably Inexpensive and likely to be interesting enough for you to drink and enjoy, and not foreign enough to scare any civilians

Also their Pinot blanc among other whites are very good imo

Good luck!
by Todd Tucker
October 13th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A pair of Louis Boillots
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: A pair of Louis Boillots

Thanks Mark,

I have really enjoyed his 09 AC Volnay the couple times I had it. The Anges sounds even better. Thanks for the heads up.
by Todd Tucker
October 11th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Advice for traveling to Nice, France?
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Advice for traveling to Nice, France?

Hello all, I was hoping to mine some of the WB community knowledge. I am stopping in Nice for a couple days prior to my annual pilgrimage to the Langhe in late April- early May of next year. I am completely unfamiliar with the city and was wondering what part of town I should stay in. I will be trav...
by Todd Tucker
September 19th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Dujac Fils et Père Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 2
Views: 427

TN: 2002 Dujac Fils et Père Chambolle-Musigny

2002 Dujac Fils et Père Chambolle-Musigny - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny (9/19/2019) My last of 6 bottles. A lovely, understated nose. More on the red fruited side of pinot, with roses and some moss/ undergrowth. Mid weighted and supple on the palate with fine lacy tannins. I ...
by Todd Tucker
September 19th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '01 Trimbach CFE, 07 Willi Schaefer Himmelreich Kabinett
Replies: 1
Views: 325

TN: '01 Trimbach CFE, 07 Willi Schaefer Himmelreich Kabinett

A couple of recent rieslings 2007 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett #9 - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (9/19/2019) Pop then drunk over several days. On the first night it is a little broad with yellow fruits, florals, honey, lime, and a sense of blue slate. It was fresh and floral wi...
by Todd Tucker
September 15th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your thoughts on these old wines
Replies: 26
Views: 2072

Re: Your thoughts on these old wines

The Daumas Gassac would be the one I would choose. It is drinking well now with plenty of time in hand. It is also an eclectic interesting wine to boot.
by Todd Tucker
August 28th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 73
Views: 8676

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

... but the pricing has skyrocketed and I believe quality relative to other producers has gone down. If you bought these in America, price has always been high, not only 'recently' Everything changed in terms of pricing around the ~2010 vintage for these producers, but they've gone up significantly...
by Todd Tucker
August 18th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A bunch of Croatian wines from a recent visit, July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: TN: A bunch of Croatian wines from a recent visit, July 2019

Thanks for reading and all your input everyone. I will seek out a Sipun Sansigot, and also maybe a Babic. I think these wines from a purely quality standpoint are on par with similarly priced wines from elsewhere it Europe. The main hurdle I see for them from an export standpoint, is that (in my ver...
by Todd Tucker
August 17th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Idlewild Sunday School: An Introduction to Croatia. Aug 4, 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 831

Re: Idlewild Sunday School: An Introduction to Croatia. Aug 4, 2019

Thanks for posting your notes Tom. In my limited experience, it seems to be a region with good promise in tank fermented whites. I want to explore Istrian Malvazija in particular. I will seek some of these out.

Much appreciated

Todd
by Todd Tucker
August 17th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A bunch of Croatian wines from a recent visit, July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 622

TN: A bunch of Croatian wines from a recent visit, July 2019

My wife and I took our kids to Croatia a couple weeks ago as an early celebration of my reaching the half century mark. We stayed in Split, Korcula town and Dubrovnik. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. Stunning topography, beautiful water, and great walkable cities. The trip was mostly about s...
by Todd Tucker
August 14th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1650

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

15 Hudelot Noellat
by Todd Tucker
August 6th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long to decant 05 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste ... tonight?
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: How long to decant 05 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste ... tonight?

Craig, I had this a couple months back. I think I just read you opened it already. I would do just what you did. Decant got sediment then back in the bottle It opened up just being in the bottle over 2-3 hours. I would not formally decant it, just let it open. Enjoy!
by Todd Tucker
July 14th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: TN: 2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese

2010 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (7/14/2019) 1. Mix strawberries, pineapple and lime zest. 2. Dust with cinnamon 3. Add a pinch of salt 4. Connect electrical cables 5. Turn on the power 6. Drink Posted from CellarTracker Evocative note. Thanks D...
by Todd Tucker
July 13th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 43
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Todd: I'm a Chablis Johnny-come-lately, as you may know, but I do have a mixed case of Sechet, Vaillons and Foret from the 2010 vintage. If I were tempted to pop one tomorrow for Bastille Day (which also happens to be my birthday), would you have a view on which one might be closest to peak? sounds...
by Todd Tucker
July 12th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 43
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Thanks everyone. I just looked, mine were $60 from Crush all in delivered to AZ. Insert nostalgic emoticon here.

Happy weekend!
by Todd Tucker
July 12th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 08, 09, 10 Mugneret Gibourg Vosne-Romanée
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: TN: 08, 09, 10 Mugneret Gibourg Vosne-Romanée

Thanks for reading everyone. It is, for me, a little bittersweet drinking these. These are wines I took for granted would be available ad infinitum. I am happy to have what I have, but my total allocation this year was nearly nonexistent. It does make them more special when you drink one. David, I t...
by Todd Tucker
July 11th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 10
Views: 566

TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken (Germany, Nahe)

2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken - Germany, Nahe (6/28/2019) Bright fresh and clean on the nose. This is as much a geologic as enologic experience. Stony, and electric on the palate, but not shrill (at least for me). It 's like licking rocks and drinking mineral water with some ...
by Todd Tucker
July 11th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 43
Views: 2306

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

I am glad too Warren. I was holding my breath when I pulled the bottle out of the racking, immediately putting flashlight to the bottle to look at the color. Thankfully, this was a good one. If I was not afraid of the Pox in this wine I would bury my remaining bottles for several years, but I am afr...
by Todd Tucker
July 11th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '67 Produttori, '96 Jadot Ursules
Replies: 4
Views: 483

TN: '67 Produttori, '96 Jadot Ursules

1967 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (6/5/2019) Double decanted in the AM for sediment then SOM'd. Drunk over a couple hours A little rose amber color that darkens some in between the initial decant and drinking it that evening. This is fully mature, but i...
by Todd Tucker
July 11th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 43
Views: 2306

TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Pop and pour. Drunk over a few hours. 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru (7/11/2019) Lemon curd, oyster shell, chalk, marzipan, fresh cream, honey, and subtle florals on the nose. On the palate, it's chalky, chiseled, and to...
by Todd Tucker
July 11th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 08, 09, 10 Mugneret Gibourg Vosne-Romanée
Replies: 7
Views: 855

TN: 08, 09, 10 Mugneret Gibourg Vosne-Romanée

I had these over the last couple weeks. All were pop and pour and drunk over several hours. [*] 2008 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée (6/21/2019) Lovely florals, Vosne spice and cherry fruit on the nose. On the palate, it's elegant and m...
by Todd Tucker
June 29th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7168

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Frank.

Middle age is upon us. I’m just lucky that I act immaturely to make up for my body’s failings.
Hope you have a great afternoon!

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