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by Markus S
October 15th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 80
Views: 3445

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

Victor Hong wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 10:22 am

A good bottle goes into the cook, not the cooking.
So the cook gets cooked, in other words?
by Markus S
October 15th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Buying : Hierarchy of Needs ?
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Wine Buying : Hierarchy of Needs ?

Self actualization: drinking more broadly, appreciate up and down the quality ladder (using quality as shorthand here). Have more wine than will ever be consumed by oneself. Focus on enjoying. I would say the Self-actualization begins when you have too much wine you don't know what to do with, and ...
by Markus S
October 14th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Zachy's is shipping now...
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: PSA: Zachy's is shipping now...

Zachys pretty much ships whenever the warehouse wants to. I had a bottle freeze that broke and got repackaged by UPS when they decided to ship just before a weekend when the weather turned from 20-something to under 10F.
by Markus S
October 14th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whence upon a time I made a Beef in Barolo (without Nebbiolo!)
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Whence upon a time I made a Beef in Barolo (without Nebbiolo!)

Surely any wine can work in a pinch, but sometimes the wines Do make the dish like a white Burg for coq au vin blanc. I don't think a flabbier California chardonnay would have done it any favors.
by Markus S
October 14th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024

With all the politics at State, I'd be surprised if you really stay at your post till 2024. I wouldn't overthink it too much, but try a couple 2014's, since that was a 'softer' year, as 2009 and anything older than that with the exception of 05.
by Markus S
October 14th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 80
Views: 3445

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

Oh, the wines! Well, they don't sell wine in the TJ's near here, but the store, certainly. Many people rave about it, but it is still over-rated.
by Markus S
October 13th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXX
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXX

2015 Cartuxa (Fundação Eugénio de Almeida) Alentejo Colheita. Blackish purple core, the clean transparency shows at the thin brick red rims, at some angles almost shows some brown. Milk chocolate and hard butterscotch candy make the initial impression in the nose, syrupy concentration to the cherry...
by Markus S
October 12th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What? Gamay from The Loire.
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: What? Gamay from The Loire.

Prepare to get BLOWN away by gamay from the RHONE!
by Markus S
October 12th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?
Replies: 76
Views: 4022

Re: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?

Jeff Leve wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 9:32 am
... As a guess, I'd venture to say that at least half, if not more of the members of this board were not even born yet. That is a more sobering statistic to me [cry.gif]
Not sure about this. Many here are in their 50s plus. There may be younger cohorts, but who has the larger cellars?
by Markus S
October 12th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo 2016 - What are you buying?
Replies: 22
Views: 2086

Re: Barolo 2016 - What are you buying?

Or even if it is G. Rinaldi, the bottles are lotteried and it's unlikely that any single individual will get them. I think that's the situation with DRC... very cheap, but a lottery to get them each year. Yeah... that's pretty much it. And most people looking for those bottles are gaming the system...
by Markus S
October 11th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo 2016 - What are you buying?
Replies: 22
Views: 2086

Re: Barolo 2016 - What are you buying?

For sure Rinaldi is high on the list, in Quebec it works out around $125 CAD if you can get it, but very low quantity, I doubt I will get it but if I do I will be very happy. How do you describe the style of Burlotto, Burlotto and Massolino. We don't see it that much in Canada however I might try a...
by Markus S
October 9th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mas de Daumas Gassac vertical 2017-1989
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: TN: Mas de Daumas Gassac vertical 2017-1989

Had no idea the red had pinot noir in it. Weird. I've always like the story of the estate and wine better than the actual wine itself, and really only had vintages from the 80's. The white I was never that impressed with, but, I guess this is what makes a market!
by Markus S
October 9th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?
Replies: 76
Views: 4022

Re: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?

Huh? When 2019 wines are over $100 for 2nds, where's the 'discount'?
by Markus S
October 6th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Aeris Wines Carricante Bianco Centennial Mountain
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: TN: 2017 Aeris Wines Carricante Bianco Centennial Mountain

The head scratcher for me is the assertion that Carricante ages. I'm not sure I see where it goes that would be better than where it starts out. I am keeping a few bottles of the Etna Bianco aside to see what happens, but I have been liking it on the young side. ... Just opened a 13-year old Etna b...
by Markus S
October 6th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Monts Damnés
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Monts Damnés

Color looks kind of dark for a Sancerre...
by Markus S
October 5th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For those of you with a delusional view of the "Good Old Days" . . .
Replies: 41
Views: 2317

Re: For those of you with a delusional view of the "Good Old Days" . . .

Hey, you had it good!! When I was a whippersnapper growing up in leafy Surrey, standard fare was simple: for white wine, Blue Nun; for red wine, Le Piat Beaujolais, or for something more exotic, Bulls Blood. As for an aperitif, we looked no further than Babycham! Those were the days! I started on B...
by Markus S
October 3rd, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: new notes September
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: TN: new notes September

Just popped a MMIX. The fruit is quite sweet. It strikes me as a toned down very red fruited Aussie Cab with some RS. Planning to pair it with steak tonight. The ripeness is noticeable and there's some heat...but manageable with temp control. Not my style, although I don't see it as awkward or over...
by Markus S
October 1st, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Il Poggione Brunello
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: TN: 2010 Il Poggione Brunello

Sounds much nicer than the relatively fat tasting 2009.
by Markus S
September 30th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXIX
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXIX

Thanks for the notes, Marc. I recently opened a 2004 Burgaud that had such lovely perfume and drinking in a good place.
by Markus S
September 30th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues) Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues) Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses

So how would you say this compares to the Savignys?
I had one a year or 2 ago (Guettes, maybe?) that wasn't sullen but also wasn't fully ready.
by Markus S
September 30th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding some aged library Mencia
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Finding some aged library Mencia

Not much of a market for it, this is why people need to cellar wines for their own idiosyncratic tastes. How 'old' is old to you? I understand higher quality can age 20+. I would settle for 10+! From my limited tasting of old(er) mencias, which the ones I've had were from 8-12 years old, I find the...
by Markus S
September 30th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: new notes September
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: TN: new notes September

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 1:41 pm
I have that Lapierre...in magnum!
Oh dear....

(I have another bottle myself that I am not looking forward to.)
by Markus S
September 30th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding some aged library Mencia
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Finding some aged library Mencia

Not much of a market for it, this is why people need to cellar wines for their own idiosyncratic tastes. How 'old' is old to you?
by Markus S
September 30th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: new notes September
Replies: 6
Views: 573

TN: new notes September

Gilbert & Christine Felettig, Chambolle Musigny, 'Clos le Village', 2011 Yeah it's a twenty-eleven but, so what? It tastes good, and is a nice light to mid-weight Burgundy that mines the heavy savory flavors of the year but does so with grace. Red fruited, aspirin, and a bit of pan bacon grease on ...
by Markus S
September 29th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bordeaux 2019 from barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: TN: Bordeaux 2019 from barrel

Those alcohol levels are frightening.
by Markus S
September 29th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does wine flipping pencil out?
Replies: 78
Views: 3574

Re: Does wine flipping pencil out?

1990 DRC La Tâche released in 1993 for $233/bottle. Put that in an inflation calendar and fast forward to 2020 and $233 is worth $419.11, up 79.9% yet it sells for $6000. S&P in 1993 was 435.23, now 3338.99, rise of 767% while that DRC bottle is up 2575%. So it depends on the time frame chosen to m...
by Markus S
September 29th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rhys Horseshoe Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: TN: 2010 Rhys Horseshoe Pinot Noir

Perhaps there is something wrong with my taste buds, but I did not feel any special bouquet in this wine. It tastes like regular wine. Although a fake may have been caught, anything can happen. Somehow, when buying in the store, I did not ask about quality certificates for this wine. [scratch.gif]
by Markus S
September 28th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sémillon the Southern Hemisphere's Greatest White Grape?
Replies: 29
Views: 1193

Re: Is Sémillon the Southern Hemisphere's Greatest White Grape?

Never had one from SA yet, but your note sounds like I would like it!
by Markus S
September 28th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!
Replies: 61
Views: 2618

Re: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!

I just buy my favorites. If they have names attached, so much the better. [cheers.gif]
by Markus S
September 28th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wood boxes-what to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1460

Re: wood boxes-what to do?

Store, uh, Wine in them?
Build chicken coop.
Make a plank road.
Line them to make little raised bed gardens for a high-rise apartment.
Patch the holes in your siding.
by Markus S
September 26th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what NOT to buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1676

Re: 2016 Barolo : what NOT to buy?

Andrew Gold wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 11:05 am
[... tannins can be enjoyable.
So can self-flagellation but doesn't mean we should partake.
by Markus S
September 25th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Casa Ferreirinha, Barca Velha Douro - when to drink?
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: 2000 Casa Ferreirinha, Barca Velha Douro - when to drink?

I'd say try it. I'm still waiting on a 91...
by Markus S
September 25th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Match for . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Wine Match for . . .

Timorasso
by Markus S
September 25th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"
Replies: 49
Views: 2786

Re: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"

Aside from definitional debate about the words cult and canon, the really important question is: what’s the point of this list? Harvesting (consolidating?) the vast knowledge of this community for the purpose of a head start on investigating new wines and/or checking for blind spots for a general c...
by Markus S
September 25th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"
Replies: 49
Views: 2786

Re: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"

David_K wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 8:13 am
If I'm not mistaken, in the trade anything over $20 is considered "super premium" or something like that. Just to put this in perspective. [snort.gif]
+1
by Markus S
September 24th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo
Replies: 50
Views: 2224

Re: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo

Have you tried Fratelli Alessandria or F. Rinaldi ? They should be ones you would enjoy based on the list below. Alessandria's Monvigliero is a more reasonable cost alternative to Burlotto. I haven't had it but purchased on others recommendations. Yes, I think Frat. Alessandria is just waiting to b...
by Markus S
September 24th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 4039

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

Seem to be almost retroactive child abuse! [cry.gif] You have no idea... and to top it all of, he is the one who introduced me to wine, whisky and armagnac. The callousness of that wonderful man! Reading through the topic, there doesn't seem to be a lot of people who acquired their interest in wine...
by Markus S
September 24th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 4039

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

You can buy cellars to drink, or cellars to impress. Mine happened organically and over time. Due to cost considerations, I couldn't buy many wines I wanted in quantity so it was done piecemeal but always with the goal of educating myself through time so I have learned a lot through the process. I t...
by Markus S
September 24th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JasonHaas Blog: Syrah's Wild Ride in Calif....
Replies: 21
Views: 1467

Re: JasonHaas Blog: Syrah's Wild Ride in Calif....

Ah syrah...should be planted up and down the coasts of Europe. Oh look, it already is!
by Markus S
September 24th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?
Replies: 38
Views: 1348

Re: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?

Thanks for putting together this useful summary, Robert. Omitted, but in what category would you put Graville-Lacoste? Sorry, never tasted I think that you have answered my question. Thanks. Not sure if Robert answered the question really, but the couple of time I've had it was a basic quaffing win...
by Markus S
September 24th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?
Replies: 38
Views: 1348

Re: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?

Everyone listed producers but not vintages - the dry whites IMHO are best in cool, "classic" vintages like 2014 and 2017. They are ok even in 2013. I very much like Loire whites, but always keep Bdx blancs in the cellar as well. Am looking forward to my 2017 DdC & SHL blancs arriving this October. ...
by Markus S
September 24th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting notes on Northern California’s 2020 vintage in 2022
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: Tasting notes on Northern California’s 2020 vintage in 2022

You could probably sum it up in 2 words: Ashes and Diamonds.
by Markus S
September 23rd, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 91
Views: 4308

Re: From Craft and Curd

Charles Weiss wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 1:09 pm
... Like kissing the neck of a wealthy Frenchman. ...
eeew! TMI!
by Markus S
September 23rd, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other
Replies: 27
Views: 2651

Re: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other

If your stimulus check is burning a hole in your pocket, I'd say go for it.
by Markus S
September 22nd, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo
Replies: 50
Views: 2224

Re: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo

I... Sure, they're knowledgable, but they're completely price uncompetitive in most recent vintages because of their inherently hight cost structure so they've tried to differentiate themselves by going into the niche of selling older vintages sourced from peoples' cellars. High cost structure? And...
by Markus S
September 22nd, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine
Replies: 26
Views: 1472

Re: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine

And here I thought Radical Love Machine was a really bad English translation of Einstürzende Neubauten~
by Markus S
September 22nd, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 91
Views: 4308

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

Marshall Manning wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 2:03 pm

The Only Bottles Available in the world!"

As if the "Only bottles available in the US" weren't enough...now it's the world!
The World's the limit!

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