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by danupdike
January 22nd, 2021, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 167
Views: 5876

Re: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

I wasn't happy with the 2014 Bedrock Kirschenmann Vineyard. I drank this tonight with BBQ brisket from Joe's KC BBQ. Someone up thread said the wine wasn't anything special. I agree. The color wasn't the full grape color you'd expect. It was somewhat lighter than normal. This wine had a pleasant no...
by danupdike
December 24th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Frederic Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: TN: 2018 Frederic Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur

The Bourgogne Rouge is $16 US. Solid and affordable.
by danupdike
December 4th, 2020, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 132
Views: 7962

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

For people responding to this thread, I'd be curious to know how you make your decisions if you haven't tasted the wines? Following the press, this forum, word of mouth, or simply trying to maintain allocations with sources? William I use your information here and on Parker, plus Jasper Morris, Bil...
by danupdike
November 3rd, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: Pavilion Wine & Spirits, Plainview NY
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Retailer check: Pavilion Wine & Spirits, Plainview NY

I checked for old threads and can't find any mention. Anyone familiar with them?
by danupdike
October 29th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy + sale / which are your picks.
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Burgundy + sale / which are your picks.

Good price on this 2018 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis Blanc -$77
by danupdike
September 28th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wood boxes-what to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1541

Re: wood boxes-what to do?

The 12 bottle rectangular boxes I have knocked the bottom & top out of just leaving the four sides, painted them, and used them for above ground gardening.
by danupdike
September 10th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: TN: 2017 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune

The Chorey was my introduction to Drouhin and I enjoy it quite a bit. I'd also like to try the Tollot-Beaut and Rapet's versions.
by danupdike
August 1st, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley bottles finally slim down
Replies: 30
Views: 2095

Re: Turley bottles finally slim down

Those at retail thank you. They might actually fit amongst the other Zins!
by danupdike
August 1st, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Frappato recs other than Occhipinti and COS?
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Frappato recs other than Occhipinti and COS?

Look out for Centonze. Should be well under $20.
by danupdike
July 31st, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ribera del Duero Tempranillo
Replies: 21
Views: 1274

Re: Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

I've always been a big fan of Torremoron. Sub-$15 from 100+ year-old vines and no oak.

https://www.oleobrigado.com/wine/552-torremoron-tinto
by danupdike
June 5th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $25 Zinfandel
Replies: 40
Views: 1805

Re: Sub $25 Zinfandel

It doesn't complete with most of the names mentioned above $20 but at $15 I thought that Foxglove Zin was quaff-able.
by danupdike
June 5th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential Books on Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2844

Re: Essential Books on Burgundy?

Dennis Borczon wrote: June 3rd, 2020, 5:36 am I think everyone is really waiting for the Jasper Morris redo of Inside Burgundy where he can be a little bit more candid about the producers than he was in the first tome. (diplomatically of course!) This is supposed to be due in 2021 sometime.
I'm looking forward to that.
by danupdike
May 15th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4813

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

I would love to see wineries list that they are using DIAM on the bottle label or capsule. If you are not familiar with a producers regimen it might then inspire confidence on the part of the consumer to make a purchase.
by danupdike
February 19th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal on Lumpp
Replies: 15
Views: 1713

Re: Deal on Lumpp

There's an affordable Alex Gambal there as well.
by danupdike
February 5th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 42
Views: 4555

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

I suspect that because Jasper has since left his wine buyer role, he will provide even more revealing opinions. I believe he mentioned something to that effect in Levi Dalton's podcast. I believe it had something to do with still being in the retail trade when he wrote the book, not being able to &...
by danupdike
January 25th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 226
Views: 16058

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

I may have to crack one open this weekend in anticipation of the new release! Yay!
by danupdike
January 17th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy under DIAM
Replies: 26
Views: 2206

Re: White Burgundy under DIAM

Louis Latour Are you sure about this? Everything I have seen to date is under cork, and Louis-Fabrice made no mention of DIAM when we last tasted together. William, The only evidence I have are bottles I have opened myself and saved the corks. I've been working my way through the "affordable&q...
by danupdike
January 16th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy under DIAM
Replies: 26
Views: 2206

Re: White Burgundy under DIAM

Louis Latour
by danupdike
January 9th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean Rouge
Replies: 16
Views: 906

Re: TN: 2015 Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean Rouge

Troy Stark wrote: January 9th, 2020, 1:25 pm Let's assume someone had a lead on this wine at $42/btl. Case buy???
Oh yeah. 100%
by danupdike
December 13th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge

Nice note. I have a bottle of the 2013 version of this.
by danupdike
December 3rd, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sandlands Carignane (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: TN: 2014 Sandlands Carignane (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)

Thanks for the note. I still have one and thought about pulling it for Thanksgiving.
by danupdike
November 15th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 50
Views: 3180

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

Sheldrake Point Finger Lakes. Theirs goes through malolactic and is usually very pale in color. Over the past few years they have really begun to dial it in. Great price too.

https://www.kreck.com/CartXE/Stores/548 ... y_noir.pdf
by danupdike
November 9th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 10015

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

UK critic Tim Atkin has posted comments on twitter similar to John Gilman.
by danupdike
September 13th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 104
Views: 7140

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

We picked up a País from the producer Garage Wine Co., their 2017 "215 BC Ferment". 92 points Vinous. Is that the one they blend with a small amount of Carignan or Carmenere? Or is it 100% Pais? According to this, just Pais; https://www.bowlerwine.com/wine-or-spirit/pais-215-bc-ferment
by danupdike
September 13th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 104
Views: 7140

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

We picked up a País from the producer Garage Wine Co., their 2017 "215 BC Ferment". 92 points Vinous.
by danupdike
August 6th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
Replies: 15
Views: 922

Re: 2006 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Tried the 2017 and found it both young and aggressively oaked. On day two+ it began to hit its stride. Definitely well made wines.
by danupdike
June 5th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie
Replies: 34
Views: 2455

Re: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie

Latour's CC in 2014 and 2015 was outstanding. Tempting... I used to cellar and drink Latour CCs in the pre-premox days. How is the oak on latter day Latour CCs? Any insight on drinking windows or premox risk? William Kelley and Bill Nanson have posted comments that Latour have been making positive ...
by danupdike
June 5th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

Re: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?

This may not help you, but some '08s seem to be showing well. I only started actively cellaring these with '09, and I'm not opening anything from then on yet other than 2012, because I don't think they'll get any better and I want them out of my cellar. It might be time to start checking in on some...
by danupdike
June 4th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?

I realized I've been sitting on a decent amount of Cru Beaujolais from 2009 through 2015 (lots of JP Brun, Lapierre, Bouland, etc). I know it might come down to specific producers or sites, but any recent experiences pro/con with specific vintages?
by danupdike
May 11th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3603

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Foxglove
The Charles & Charles Cab/Syrah has been pretty good at times (again another Charles Smith affiliated wine).

I would try some Spanish Monastrell perhaps if you want to break out of Cab.
by danupdike
March 25th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bombino Bianco
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: Bombino Bianco

I've been to the Rivera winery. Beautiful area. Do they still make a Bombino Nero rose'?

Bombino Bianco is pretty much just another Italian curiosity. Besides Rivera's wine the only other varietal Bombino Bianco I have seen is one by Giancarlo Ceci called "Panascio". About $15.
by danupdike
March 6th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycled uses for OWC’s
Replies: 22
Views: 1676

Re: Recycled uses for OWC’s

My wife wanted a barn door, she didn't want to throw the boxes away, voila! A good way to remember some of the wines we have drank together over the years too! At retail we used the box logos in a similar fashion and attached them to a piece of plywood in front of a metal desk. I use the boxes at h...
by danupdike
February 16th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage
Replies: 58
Views: 5171

Re: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage

A friend was flying recently and had a cheap bottle of whisky lifted. There was a TSA inspection note inside his luggage but no note of the confiscation. I wonder if they are removing these items because they believe there are improperly packed?
by danupdike
February 9th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sandlands Carignane (USA, California)
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: TN: 2014 Sandlands Carignane (USA, California)

I opened a bottle of the 2012 Amador Chenin to celebrate the recent release. Still rocking and really complex.
by danupdike
December 7th, 2018, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Non-malolactic white wines
Replies: 28
Views: 1219

Re: Non-malolactic white wines

Mayacamas is malo-blocked.
by danupdike
November 27th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Miscellaneous Wine Deals
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Miscellaneous Wine Deals

Toby P wrote: November 26th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Bonny Doon is selling 2012-2017 verticals of Le Cigare Volant for 50% off list (with free shipping by case). Wanted to try these but think I have enough wine on hand at the moment
I think Bonny Doon is still honoring their Cyber Monday misc. 6-pk deal for $99.
by danupdike
November 20th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 216
Views: 10002

Re: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?

Finger Lakes Riesling was requested so I think we're doing the Dr. Frank Eugenia Rsv. I have some 2014 & 15 Bourgogne rouge/Passetoutgrain I have amassed and just need to decide which to open.
by danupdike
November 8th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Jadot Meursault Charmes, when to drink?
Replies: 28
Views: 988

Re: 2014 Jadot Meursault Charmes, when to drink?

c fu wrote: November 8th, 2018, 9:29 am Jadot is using Diam now right?
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They even use DIAM on the inexpensive Beaujolais and Macon wines. Whether that's a solution we'll see. But it's nice that they are using good cork all-around.
by danupdike
October 16th, 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Las Vegas (moderately priced) food & wine recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 1733

Re: Las Vegas (moderately priced) food & wine recommendations?

I finally made it to the Bootlegger on S. Las Vegas Blvd my last trip; Italian food + steak, good service, family-friendly, etc.

My favorite funky places for food, beer/wine are Carson Kitchen and the Kitchen at the Atomic.
by danupdike
October 15th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3110
Views: 212675

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2009 Bedrock Lorenzo's "Heirloom". Took a few minutes to steady itself and open up. But still very fresh and rocking!
by danupdike
September 21st, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated off-the-beaten-path Burgundy TNs
Replies: 319
Views: 35497

Re: Consolidated off-the-beaten-path Burgundy TNs

2016 Cyprien Arlaud Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits. Tasted this past week. Count me in as a fan.
by danupdike
September 11th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greek wines / wineries
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Greek wines / wineries

You could give xinomavro a try if can find a good retailer (with good cellar conditions). Kir-Yianni’s Ramnista or Alpha Estates’ Reserve vieilles vignes are good choices. The latter might be a bit more accessible initially, with favorable cellar development for complexity and tannins/acidity to me...
by danupdike
August 17th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bedrock - Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa Couunty)
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Re: TN: 2016 Bedrock - Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa Couunty)

I have found a few of the Bedrock wines to be backward (some might say simple/dumb stage) at such a young age. Some of em' really fill out with a couple of years in the bottle. I'd be looking to drink slightly older vintages.
by danupdike
July 21st, 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley - the world's greatest Petite Sirah producer?
Replies: 76
Views: 5251

Turley - the world's greatest Petite Sirah producer?

"Turley - the world's greatest Petite Sirah producer?" Not a chance. I held on to a few of the 07-08's for about 5-6 years and they were all a hot, acidic mess. Completely undrinkable. Carlisle makes much better Petites, IMHO. Different winemaker now. And I do notice most of the Petites a...
by danupdike
July 14th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Irancy
Replies: 42
Views: 2540

Irancy

I've only had Irancy from two producers myself; Benoit Cantin and Franck Givaudin.
by danupdike
June 28th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Dennis Horton
Replies: 5
Views: 813

RIP Dennis Horton

I remember geeking out over Horton's Norton early in my wine career. Always interesting to taste.
by danupdike
June 22nd, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Deeper Shades of Pink" Article in Wine & Spirits Mag
Replies: 37
Views: 1039

"Deeper Shades of Pink" Article in Wine & Spirits Mag

I see the discrimination first hand at retail and believe it is true. Although I see consumers buy rose' for all sorts of color attributes. My take is that I want rose' with good flavor character regardless of the shade of pink. There are several wines that I USED to buy that they, IMHO, ruined beca...
by danupdike
June 8th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2014 Jadot CSJ for $89.99
Replies: 21
Views: 1884

PSA: 2014 Jadot CSJ for $89.99

mattcitrang wrote:Inventory time coming up?
Could be. My guess is that with certain wines if a period of time passes, and they don't sell any, they mark it down.

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