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by Markus S
August 16th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1532

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Perhaps because you live in a District and not a State (and they can only ship to "states")? [whistle.gif]

Weird reasoning, but I've heard worse.
by Markus S
August 16th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Health and white wine
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Health and white wine

And there are studies that suggest it's the alcohol itself that may be beneficial. I'm doubting this when you consider all the diseases and problems alcoholism causes, not to mention drunk drivers causing innocent deaths, increased suicide, shootings, and injuries caused by drinking too much. Still...
by Markus S
August 16th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to buy Bordeaux futures online?
Replies: 21
Views: 868

Re: Best place to buy Bordeaux futures online?

Pat Martin wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 7:46 pm
But WineX changed hands 5-6 years ago, right? Any more recent experiences?
Still good (and maybe even better)!
by Markus S
August 14th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Notes from a nice Northern Rhone dinner
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: TN: Notes from a nice Northern Rhone dinner

No notes on the lone Valentini? [stirthepothal.gif] (and how did this fit into the Rhones?)

As much as I enjoy reading notes of Chave, I miss being able to purchase them. Had the 1988 blanc earlier in the year that was stellar.
by Markus S
August 14th, 2019, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rreally Rrandom wines
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Rreally Rrandom wines

2000 Cafaro Merlot (from magnum) – Deep ruby color. Aromas fully secondary, broad, featuring plums, earth, iron, with a touch of conifer. The palate is rich, balanced, tannins almost resolved, fine intensity of fruit, medium bodied, glossy texture. I am not a big fan of Merlot, especially unblended...
by Markus S
August 14th, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Texas 2019 Weather and Prospective Vintage Report
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Texas 2019 Weather and Prospective Vintage Report

Not upset. Just stunned that 1) there even is a pre-harvest report for Texas; 2) that a local newspaper in a rural East Texas town of 23,000 with one vineyard in a distant corner of the county would bother to print it. I pre-harvest report about Burgundy, i expect. About Harrison County, Texas — no...
by Markus S
August 13th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 1888

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Thanks! I've always thought something like this would make for an interesting tasting. With my recent tasting of the 2 upper Enderle & Moll bottlings from 2009 I wasn't too thrilled with spatbugunder with 10 years of age on it.
by Markus S
August 12th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: TN: 2014 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

...insect repellent ... Eech! This sounds nasty and chemical. Funny, its been 15 years since I have used it, but anytime I smell a musky type scent, this is what I go back to. Given how strong the association is between scent and memory, I'm sure that musky is correct and not all a negative. In add...
by Markus S
August 12th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 112
Views: 4646

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

ybarselah wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 6:51 am
I'll have a bottle open at my place tomorrow early evening if anyone wants to stop by.
Where's that?
by Markus S
August 12th, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just hit the 1K milestone
Replies: 64
Views: 2758

Re: Just hit the 1K milestone

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 8:25 am
No basements here in Texas,
Can always build one, right?
by Markus S
August 11th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: TN: 2014 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

Dale McClaran wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 10:32 am
...insect repellent ...
Eech! This sounds nasty and chemical.
by Markus S
August 11th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Musar Rosé
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Musar Rosé

Sounds yummy!
by Markus S
August 10th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 112
Views: 4646

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

well, cracked my first bottle of the 2015 with some excellent lamb last night and it was .... not right. opened to a perfect glistening purple color but turned garnet and mature very quickly (within an hour or so). quiet nose with almost zero discernable cote-rotie character, completely hollow mid,...
by Markus S
August 10th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just hit the 1K milestone
Replies: 64
Views: 2758

Re: Just hit the 1K milestone

Judging from your picture, you've got Texas-sized boots to fill. Keep going!
by Markus S
August 9th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1719

Re: What is Torrefaction?

Richard T r i m p i wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 7:04 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 6:57 am
But it is reticent, so we are fine. Not OTT. 98 points.
Man, you have gone full on dark side haven't you?

RT
Ever since that Napa visit...
by Markus S
August 9th, 2019, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25713

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 3:26 am
GregT wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 12:35 am
Mark Y wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 9:41 pm
This thread has probably run its course.
Of course! [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
It’s discharging a lot of sentiment. ;)
I think you mean sediment! [highfive.gif]
by Markus S
August 7th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 64
Views: 4485

Re: Rhys Hillsides

Gary York wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 7:19 am
I am waiting for the formerly wetlands bottling.
New bottling called Swampwallow.
by Markus S
August 7th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 26
Views: 1348

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Mike Grammer wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 11:11 am
... Pearl Morissette's Cab Francs...
I've been trying to get my hands on one of their wines but it's not easy. So you like the cab franc over pinot noir? I'll have to remember that.
by Markus S
August 7th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 62
Views: 2849

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

Take it your on vacation.
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Hard to justify the cost, but I grabbed a mixed case.
So how much are we talking about here? At least the fuel costs saved (at California gas prices) made up for it.
by Markus S
August 6th, 2019, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4225

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

No, I think Howard’s subtext is if we want to enjoy the balla threads, stop kvetching about excess. Agreed. But even more immediately, I really did not like it when you posted about a way for board members to get wines at a lower price and got slammed for it because the poster could not afford the ...
by Markus S
August 5th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Musar (Lebanon, Bekaa Valley)
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Musar (Lebanon, Bekaa Valley)

A moderately bretty Musar is considered off? What have you been smokin'? I remember that bottle well. It was drinkable, but it had enough band-aid to it to be a distraction. Maybe what I think of as "bretty" is different than you, or maybe my threshold for it is higher. I know it's the de rigueur t...
by Markus S
August 5th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4225

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

Chuck Miller wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Most bizarre thread since Alan Eden died.
Someone needs to step up and take his place.
by Markus S
August 5th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25713

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

...“mistakes were made” as somebody posted. He said “We made some serious mistakes”. Is this Silicon Valleyspeak? Because I feel I've heard those very same words from Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanic when explaining away something they would rather not discuss. Perhaps it's the litigious age in w...
by Markus S
August 5th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25713

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

This thread has become so darned interesting. Was the company guilty of an infringement? Yes. Did they admit as such? Yes. Why are folks discounting this as 'over-regulation'? What if KJ or Constellation had been accused? My guess is that the results and comments here would be quite different . . ....
by Markus S
August 5th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 32
Views: 1220

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

While I haven't had the Aeris wines, I had had my bit of carricante and it makes for a pretty unique experience. I would say like a volcanic Muscadet on steroids or a Galician white but different. They are very savory.
by Markus S
August 5th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Musar (Lebanon, Bekaa Valley)
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Musar (Lebanon, Bekaa Valley)

Too bad. Had a beautiful bottle of this a few years back that had me wishing I had a case instead of the lone bottle.
by Markus S
August 5th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4225

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

As Shakespeare would write, Howard, Much ado about nothing. Drink what you want, post what you want. I don't think anybody really cares unless it seems excessibe. We all like to hear about wine.
by Markus S
August 3rd, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 137
Views: 7133

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Well, looks like you get to make out like a bandit, just like Soros. He was British too. Really. What is wrong with you. This is a WINE board. Mark points out a way to get wine a good prices, which people here do all the time. Instead of thanking him, you seem to want to trash him. Thing is, how ma...
by Markus S
August 3rd, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25713

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Robert M yers wrote:
August 3rd, 2019, 4:55 am
Wouldn’t Avocados be a better place to start?
I don't think you want to go there. Most avocados now come from Mexico and are being grown around the state of Michoacán where they are cutting down the forests that monarch butterflies flock to in winter. pileon
by Markus S
August 3rd, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25713

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

brigcampbell wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 7:24 pm
Look, it's obvious Rhys isn't the evil empire or the dark star.
You sure about that? You ever see their cave operations?!
by Markus S
August 2nd, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barrel Tasting Anderson Valley, Foursight, Halcon, More Added
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Barrel Tasting Anderson Valley, Foursight, Halcon Etc

GregT wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 12:56 am
About 12 years ago I got a ticket for passing a slow-moving DB making a left turn.
"Data Base"?
by Markus S
August 2nd, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 137
Views: 7133

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Well, looks like you get to make out like a bandit, just like Soros. He was British too.
by Markus S
August 2nd, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN offer out
Replies: 48
Views: 4365

Re: SQN offer out

Sin quo no interest....
by Markus S
August 1st, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries to not miss in Gold Country?
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Wineries to not miss in Gold Country?

Forlorn Hope is in the foothills now...
by Markus S
August 1st, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low acidity, dry, but not super-dry wine?
Replies: 14
Views: 676

Re: Low acidity, dry, but not super-dry wine?

I don't get it. How is acidity tied to dryness?? [scratch.gif]
by Markus S
July 31st, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 2703

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

You are absolutely correct that the vast majority of all wines are utter garbage,... Rather inflammatory and ... UNTRUE. Wines are better than they ever have been...in history. I don't think anyone here has had rotgutt in years (unless you take out the nat experiments!). You do realize Wes made the...
by Markus S
July 31st, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1837

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

etomasi wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 10:41 am
Crap. This probably means that all the stuff I bought the last couple years is the young vines. Damnit.
Yes, absolute crap. Instead of throwing it out, you might want to send it along to me for (ahem) disposal.
by Markus S
July 31st, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Never had much luck with this cuvée. Though it represents a huge portion of Mugnier’s output and is the most readily available, I should check in on it again. So many other values in Nuits however, most closer to the heart of the CdN (Vosne) as well. Same here. They are tasty young, but as they age...
by Markus S
July 31st, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 2703

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

Howard Cooper wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 5:26 am
You are absolutely correct that the vast majority of all wines are utter garbage,...
Rather inflammatory and ... UNTRUE. Wines are better than they ever have been...in history. I don't think anyone here has had rotgutt in years (unless you take out the nat experiments!).
by Markus S
July 31st, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another 'how many bottles' question. Or what would you choose from the wine list?
Replies: 24
Views: 1039

Re: Another 'how many bottles' question. Or what would you choose from the wine list?

I’ll use my own wedding as an example. We had a fully stocked bar of cocktails and beer. Had 3 cases of white wine and 4-5 cases of red wine and 2 cases of bubbly. 148 people. Probably 30 non drinkers. The rest moderate to fairly big drinkers. We still had at lease a case of red, a case of white an...
by Markus S
July 30th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 2703

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

... The vast majority of European wines are utter garbage, just like here. That's not exactly correct, as most wines are O-K, many better than that, and quite a few better than that. The bell curve with wine is shifted far to the right and way past the median. I think 30-40 years ago you could get ...
by Markus S
July 30th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 53
Views: 2161

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

Otto Forsberg wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 10:42 pm
And if María LdH says so, I guess it also means that Heredia Rosado actually sees some noticeable skin contact then. I'd really love to hear how much that really is - and if somebody has some in-depth knowledge on the matter, please chip in.
shhh...Trade secrets. [inquisition.gif]
by Markus S
July 29th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 26
Views: 1348

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Just came from a much-abbreviated visit, ... I have to be honest and say that nothing came close to bowling me over... Rather feel the same way when I visit Ontario wineries. I don't know how you you define 'bowled over', but you tend to drink well. I give new regions some benefit of the doubt, and...
by Markus S
July 29th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 26
Views: 1348

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Are there any dog friendly worthy visits that the locals could point me to? We will be up that way, but will have our 120lb Newfoundland with us...somewhere where you can taste/picnic outside possibly? Well there were two show dogs at Boundary Breaks when I was there, and they have a large lawn are...
by Markus S
July 28th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Squirrel Wnry??
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: White Squirrel Wnry??

Hmmm, if there is one person on this board I would think would drink it...it would have to be you.
by Markus S
July 28th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 2703

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

What's "Tri Appellation"? Well, where so you even start? Since you are actually IN the area, you'll have a better time telling us what's out there than someone from the right coast who only visits wine areas there every few years. Lots of stuff going on in the New World. Depending where you live, yo...
by Markus S
July 27th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 26
Views: 1348

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

For the FLX, are you more interested in reds or whites, and how do you like your rieslings? Last year was not a kind one to growers, but mostly you will be seeing 2017 whites being sold. New wineries are popping up all the time and I just spent a day visiting some new places last week. How many did ...
by Markus S
July 26th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1837

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Oliver McCrum wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 12:09 pm
'Triple A' is 'Agricoltori, Artigiani, Artisti', a kind of association of natural producers.
Thanks for the info, Oliver! Never knew that.
by Markus S
July 26th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary’s Wine & Marketplace coming to former Dean & DeLuca space in St. Helena
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: Gary’s Wine & Marketplace coming to former Dean & DeLuca space in St. Helena

Interesting...first Zachys goes to DC, Flatiron has a NY-SF store and now Gary's. Bi-coastal marketplaces!
by Markus S
July 26th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4157

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

... These days he spends his time between Burgundy and Piedmont... How does one spend time between places? Does he commute, or live in-between? Klapp was knowledgeable, but always let you know he knew more than you, and was rich enough to retire in Piedmont and who could count on knowing all the wi...

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