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by Markus S
June 22nd, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)
Replies: 19
Views: 642

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)

Jim Brennan wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 3:50 am
I'm thinking about this relative to Loire Chenin.
Sandlands chenins are pretty soft compared to Loire. That's why I stopped buying them, preferring their reds over the whites.
by Markus S
June 21st, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Azienda Agricola Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: TN: 2013 Azienda Agricola Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

2001 I had a few months back was youthful as ever, with the added benefit of the spritz and sulfur being gone.
by Markus S
June 21st, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: 2002 Pichon Lalande

I opened one of these in the past 6 months and thought it was very good for the vintage, and glad I have a couple more. Still a bit early, imo.

That's quite a splash from whatever is behind your photo!
by Markus S
June 21st, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2004

Re: DELETE THREAD

Scott Brunson wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 11:20 am
So are we sacrificing the OP?
Not much of a sacrifice, really. He self-immolated on the first go round. [diablo.gif]
by Markus S
June 21st, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 2520

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Victor Hong wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 11:32 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 8:58 am
Auctions are dead at retail
Retail is dead at auctions.
My auction is worse than the selection at my corner Binny's.
by Markus S
June 21st, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2004

Re: DELETE THREAD

Scott Brunson wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 11:01 am
Is today a French bank holiday?
No but it is the Summer Solstice.
by Markus S
June 21st, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.

Well it's a bout time! I thought they had done this years ago, as that was always their stated goal.
by Markus S
June 21st, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 2520

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Vintage label adhered with tape discount/heavily corroded capsule. Trade will usually not touch. Yes, Provenance matters! I wouldn't say it's low at all. And you folks are sounding a bit ridiculous. It's summer time (officially, today) and markets always go a little soft now. I'm sure if you hang a...
by Markus S
June 21st, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2004

Re: DELETE THREAD

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 9:28 am
Who's got their finger on the button?
Love it!
by Markus S
June 21st, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 2520

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Sh@n A wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 7:49 am
I bid on two lots that I want to own, but not actually buy.
So...dating the wines then? [highfive.gif]
by Markus S
June 20th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 1606

Re: Yearly Budget

Add the maximum credit limits on your 4 most used credit cards. Divide by 2. Multiply by the coefficient of corked bottles typically experienced. Add 101 for good luck. There you have it! [snort.gif] You forgot the part about rounding up just in case numbers arent whole. Haha Oh yeah. Always round ...
by Markus S
June 20th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 1606

Re: Yearly Budget

alan weinberg wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Blew past it in Feb. I’m now into the budget for 2075.
You should work for the government! Make your grandchildren pay for your consumption.
by Markus S
June 20th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 2520

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Summer. People on vacation. Ignore.
by Markus S
June 20th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 1606

Re: Yearly Budget

Add the maximum credit limits on your 4 most used credit cards.
Divide by 2.
Multiply by the coefficient of corked bottles typically experienced.
Add 101 for good luck.
There you have it!
[snort.gif]
by Markus S
June 19th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 23
Views: 918

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

I'm not surprised. You like Ridge as well, and they use Am-oak as well. Like they say, it's not the size of the barrel that matters, it's how you use it. [cheers.gif]
by Markus S
June 19th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni gets no love here
Replies: 38
Views: 1345

Re: Pisoni gets no love here

Send me one and I'll let you know if it 'deserves love'.
by Markus S
June 18th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1297

Re: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

All the time. ALL the time.
by Markus S
June 18th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 30
Views: 2006

Re: I have no wine

Wow, that's dramatic and sad. Will you get your wine back, because water damage is no biggie, as you don't drink labels, but...the negatives(!).
Argh!
by Markus S
June 18th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hail hits French/Swiss vineyards
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Hail hits French/Swiss vineyards

...I also have come to dread these threads about them as it has tended to bring out, let’s say, not the most admirable sides of some folk. [scratch.gif] If you look back on some of these threads there has been some remarkable “so what, they’re fat cat winery and vineyard owners.” Oh. Thought it was...
by Markus S
June 18th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hail hits French/Swiss vineyards
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Hail hits French/Swiss vineyards

Jim Anderson wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 7:03 am
...I also have come to dread these threads about them as it has tended to bring out, let’s say, not the most admirable sides of some folk.
[scratch.gif]
by Markus S
June 17th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3335

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

I find it intriguing that these are all Bordeaux of the same year. Have you said to anybody or, perhaps, in front of anybody that these are wines you're not planning to drink for a few years? That could explain why the perpetrator feels safe taking them. Presumably they are all co-located. If so, i...
by Markus S
June 16th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1434

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

Why is the restaurant "secret"? [stirthepothal.gif]
by Markus S
June 16th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3335

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Anton D wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 11:56 am
16 cameras to cover his wine cellar?
Sounds like a mainland Chinese cellar, provided by HiKVission!
by Markus S
June 15th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3335

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

I would take away the key so she does not have access when you are not there. Also, if there is a helper involved, they might be the guilty party, not your cleaner. Unfortunately when people come into the house, these things can happen.
by Markus S
June 15th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The future of Vietti
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: The future of Vietti

John Morris wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 12:06 pm
... I believe all of Cortese's production is from that vineyard, so it's odd they would sell.
downsizing?
by Markus S
June 15th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1434

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

Those are good prices. No wonder your going top shelf.
by Markus S
June 15th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Percent holding on cellartracker
Replies: 15
Views: 1619

Re: Percent holding on cellartracker

I think the market for those wines is skewed toward the West Coast, too. Perhaps it's just the circles I move in, but I never hear much discussion of limited production, mailing list West Coast wines here on the East Coast. On top of that, there are more technology adopters on the West Coast, I thi...
by Markus S
June 15th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The future of Vietti
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: The future of Vietti

Interesting about Monvigliero and thinner skins...
by Markus S
June 15th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 28
Views: 1305

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 6:51 am
Got an email from Robert that the wines are on the move!
At least he didn't say they were "on-the-water"!
by Markus S
June 14th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3600

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

Wonder if Yesman is a real yesman?

Beard and rasta-look are new
by Markus S
June 14th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: G. Mascarello Langhe Nebbiolo Vdp 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: TN: G. Mascarello Langhe Nebbiolo Vdp 2015

Laurent Gibet wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 7:20 am
The Monprivato 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 are great.
2011 and 2009 can be opened, I think.

Monprivato 2000 and 1994 weaker, ready do drink.
As is the 2003...
by Markus S
June 14th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse

Clearly it should be planted up and down the coasts of America and into Mexico and Canada and soybeans and corn should be ripped out in favor of this regal grape! neener
by Markus S
June 14th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: G. Mascarello Langhe Nebbiolo Vdp 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: TN: G. Mascarello Langhe Nebbiolo Vdp 2015

Sounds nice!
by Markus S
June 14th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(
Replies: 21
Views: 835

Re: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(

When it was unveiled, I began to wonder if this was the result of early experimentation at LLC with reverse osmosis. I've often found that RO'ed Bordeaux have these coarse tannins, and LLC was an early adopter of the technology. Do you find similarity with Dunn, because I believe he practices r.o. ...
by Markus S
June 12th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2279

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

Anton D wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 11:00 am
Mine has my alma mater on it...

Image
Was she the sister of Peggy Sue?
by Markus S
June 11th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2158

Re: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?

So it's risen almost to the price of Trollat, even though they aren't retired. Having never had either Trollat or Gonon VV, do people who have had both think that, given they have Trollat's vineyards, they are really making the same wine? Not that similar to me. 05 trollat is one of the greatest st...
by Markus S
June 11th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1725

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

As to rumors, doesn't take a genius to figure out X acres times X tons X cases. Not rocket science, when import numbers then say X + Y, and we all know that not all of Georgia produced wine makes it to Russia to begin with, some stays home (and sold to tourists) and some is exported to other market...
by Markus S
June 11th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1725

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Otto Forsberg wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 7:50 am
... we're doing lots of other stuff besides wine, so I guess it won't be that interesting.
Like the road not taken, I would assume this would be the most interesting part (and most fun to read)!
by Markus S
June 11th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1725

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

@GregP, I recognise very little of what you have written about Georgian wines. I have visited Georgia a couple of times and currently have around 60 bottles of Georgian wine in my cellar of 400. OK - so 40 are for a tasting - but Georgia is still better represented than many countries. Steve, since...
by Markus S
June 11th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle condition - signs of seepage
Replies: 38
Views: 1804

Re: Bottle condition - signs of seepage

I think it depends. I recently found a JJ Prum 2001 spatlese in my cellar that had a gooey capsule, and found signs of seepage, but when I opened it the color was youthful and the bottle was stellar. I think I would worry more about low-fill (as in below shoulder) than seepage, since seepage can be ...
by Markus S
June 11th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2158

Re: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?

Angelo Manioudakis wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 7:52 pm
What did it sell for?
Looks like $750. Based on the scarcity factor (what? 1 barrel made?) I thought it would have gone higher.
by Markus S
June 10th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2158

So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?

KL had this on auction recently and surprised to see only 1 person bid on it. Thought there would have been more interest in 'chasing a unicorn'?? Perhaps people getting their fill of Northern Rhone?
by Markus S
June 10th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: FWG Lunch with Gaia Gaja
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: TN: FWG Lunch with Gaia Gaja

Her parents loved her so much, they named her Twice! Despite the spelling, wouldn't it be pronounced the same?
by Markus S
June 10th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaucastel 2000 Blanc
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Beaucastel 2000 Blanc

Glad to be back on the board after a long absence. Was working in the cellar over the weekend and found this 2000 Beaucastel Blanc on the bottom row of a rack. Maderized. Not totally gone, but no fun to drink. No importer label so much have bought it on a trip to France at some point, on or close t...
by Markus S
June 10th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1767

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Well the toothache and Rieussec would be from the sugar in it.
by Markus S
June 10th, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 890

Re: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines

mango/cucumber/yogurt fish recipe is their best ever Oh my. [bleh.gif] You mean best mango/cucumber/yogurt fish recipe surely! Fruit and fish is a no no. Other than tomatoes, peppers, squash, or beans. Fruit, especially tropical, goes extremely well with fish. Sounds like a recipe to check out!
by Markus S
June 9th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7722

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

The aquifer makes a big difference. We had a well that half mile away wouldn’t present a problem. Unfortunately. Had to drill 400’ to the 4th aquifer. And pretty soon, you run out of aquifer and realize that California is an arid environment not meant to support intensive agriculture. +2 on Cadilla...
by Markus S
June 8th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1725

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

It's called Photoshop...
by Markus S
June 8th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7722

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Merrill, would you agree or not? Thank you. It's not just an increase in glass prices. Snail mail brought an informational letter from my insurer for EMH that some of their terms will be changing. You MUST have liability insurance. My corks and capsules also went up this year - off the top of my he...
by Markus S
June 7th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A huge victory for Ct wine consumers. SB-647 Shipping legaliized ! YES !
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: A huge victory for Ct wine consumers. Amazed it finally is happening.

c fu wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Can retailers ship out tho from CT?
Ink's not even dry and thinking of poaching the remaining Juge stash? Shame.... [tease.gif]

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