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by Ramon C
April 18th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin
Replies: 70
Views: 2565

Re: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin

Really?? I've had a lot of it, have tasted at the domaine, and have bottles back to 1975 in my cellar; but (especially for the red) I can't possibly imagine paying the better part of 500 USD for a bottle of Overnoy. Or, frankly, any other wine from the Jura with the exception of 2003 or 2005 Vignes...
by Ramon C
April 16th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin
Replies: 70
Views: 2565

Re: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin

Neither does Ganevat's whites, only 3 different ones I've had, holds a candle to Overnoy-Houillon's that I've had. Couldn't disagree with you more strongly. I did caveat that I've only had 3 bottles of Ganevat (versus many more from O-H), and so you can also say that my view is skewed and quite pre...
by Ramon C
April 16th, 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin
Replies: 70
Views: 2565

Re: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin

Btw, I don't believe any has mention Domaine St. Pierre here.

I've been continuously impressed with wines, both reds and whites, made by this producer.
by Ramon C
April 16th, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin
Replies: 70
Views: 2565

Re: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin

Neither does Ganevat's whites, only 3 different ones I've had, holds a candle to Overnoy-Houillon's that I've had. Have you tasted Ganevat's Les Vignes de Mon Pere? For me that was a better experience than the two times i've tasted Overnoy. That said maybe Overnoy would do as well or better with ev...
by Ramon C
April 16th, 2021, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin
Replies: 70
Views: 2565

Re: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin

...Ganevat can hit the same heights as Overnoy imo. Not with poulsard, imo. Ganevat does superbly with whites, the red a bit less. Totally agree. I'm not so enamored with Ganevat's reds and I've preferred other producers, for example, the old Jacques Puffeney reds, to Ganevat's. None holds a candle...
by Ramon C
April 12th, 2021, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin
Replies: 70
Views: 2565

Re: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin

Btw, enjoying all the Overnoy stories, as well as pov's on other producers in the region The relatively below-average interests in the region not surprisingly mean scarce board discussions on the wines, the region and the producers.
by Ramon C
April 12th, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin
Replies: 70
Views: 2565

Re: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin

Thread drift, but... In 2019, I was at a restaurant in Pupilin that was (I later learned) famous for having Overnoy on the list at basically normal list price. A man from Finland sitting next to me who hosted wine events in his home country ordered an Overnoy savignin, then the table next to me of ...
by Ramon C
April 12th, 2021, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Piedmont Vintages Are You Backfilling?
Replies: 37
Views: 1868

Re: What Piedmont Vintages Are You Backfilling?

1978, 1985, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2004.
by Ramon C
April 12th, 2021, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin
Replies: 70
Views: 2565

Re: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin

Yup ^^^^. About 6 years ago, I mentioned to a couple of Paris merchants (Bacchus and another in the area) that I will be on my way in few days to Jura with some winery visits, including one at Overnoy-Houillon's. Both owners asked if I can attempt to get them just a bottle each that they'll make a v...
by Ramon C
April 11th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico
Replies: 32
Views: 1198

Re: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico

It’s funny, Ilkka - Chianti may be the wine that we drink most often in our house (at least, Sangiovese would be the grape we drink most often) and I would argue that with the 2015 and 2016 vintages the wines have never been better. I do think Otto is right in that Chianti, like many regions, is cl...
by Ramon C
April 11th, 2021, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico
Replies: 32
Views: 1198

Re: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico

As I grow older I tend to only get more critical of Chianti Classico, one of my first loves in wine. The main pet peeve is obviously the use of French varities that seems to stain the wine very easily. Another one is excessive use of oak as Sangiovese just does not seem to like new wood. This wine ...
by Ramon C
April 8th, 2021, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 48
Views: 2172

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)

While we have this nice discussion on Bandol going... any thoughts on Domaine La Tour du Bon? I've yet to have it myself, and the fact that Kermit Lynch imports this certainly vouches for its potential quality... however at 55% Mourvedre and at or nearing 15% ABV in many vintages I'm not nearly as ...
by Ramon C
April 7th, 2021, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 48
Views: 2172

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)

Patiently scrimping on a 1993 La Miguoa, waiting for a worthy occasion. Now that is a true Tempier. It was a really good vintage there...wish I could share in that one [cheers.gif] ! if you happen to know that you'd be in/near my neck of the woods (NYC) and I still haven't uncorked my bottle, ping ...
by Ramon C
April 6th, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: TN: 2003 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

I opened one of my cellared-since-released bottles at just about this time last year. I didn't take it as the 2003 Bordeaux masquerading as a new World cabernet. In fact my TN ended with "...this is a good compromise between those seeking abundant sweet fruit with ripeness and those wanting a c...
by Ramon C
April 6th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Isn't it a peti?
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Isn't it a peti?

Even if turning hipster, all things must pass.
by Ramon C
April 6th, 2021, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 48
Views: 2172

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)

Thanks for the note, they are few and far in-between here for wines from the property. Except for a couple of 2006 SVs and 2016 Classique that I lugged home from a visit at the winery pre-pandemic last year, the last I purchased (blindly and still cellared) were a few 2007 Classique at, I remember v...
by Ramon C
April 5th, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12950
Views: 535680

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Pandemic or no pandemic, this old friend comforts.

2015 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva


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by Ramon C
April 2nd, 2021, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Savory Syrah
Replies: 64
Views: 2574

Re: Recommendations for Savory Syrah

Let's see. Someone wrote something that could be interpreted in more than one way. Someone interpreted it one way (and presumably the way they thought reflected what was most likely intended) and took issue with its implication. The original poster clarified what the intended meaning was. The inter...
by Ramon C
April 2nd, 2021, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Savory Syrah
Replies: 64
Views: 2574

Re: Recommendations for Savory Syrah

I thought I clearly stated that I googled the claim and it was specific to the 2018 which Noah C had. Now I’m inclined to believe Noah only for the fact that he had the wine and you didn’t. You said: this is a parcel that Maxime, son and current manager of Alain Graillot's wine operations, produces...
by Ramon C
April 2nd, 2021, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Savory Syrah
Replies: 64
Views: 2574

Re: Recommendations for Savory Syrah

Well, you can argue all you want with UK retailer that clearly stated the 2018 is a modern early-drinking fruit bomb. Not going to argue, because of 2018. I haven't had that vintage, but based on some other producers' wines from that vintage, I wouldn't be surprised if this one ended up in that sty...
by Ramon C
April 2nd, 2021, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Savory Syrah
Replies: 64
Views: 2574

Re: Recommendations for Savory Syrah

I've not had the wine (2018 Equinoxe Equis) but able to google up that this is a parcel that Maxime, son and current manager of Alain Graillot's wine operations, produces early-drinking fruit bombs from young vines that is different from his father's better regarded Crozes-Hermitage bottling. I'd s...
by Ramon C
April 1st, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Savory Syrah
Replies: 64
Views: 2574

Re: Recommendations for Savory Syrah

Care to tell which Crozes-Hermitage and St. Joe you had? Can't remember ever having a "plodding, extracted, flabby" wine from either of the appellations so I'd love to know which producers are making such crime against Syrah! Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone. The Crozes-Hermi...
by Ramon C
March 31st, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 16080
Views: 842351

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A little bit of a Northern Rhone spree in the past 2 months. 2016 Marc Sorrel Hermitage Le Gréal 2017 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie 2013 Bernard Faurie Hermitage Bessards-Le Méal 2017 Bernard Faurie Hermitage Bessards-Le Méal 2011 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2013 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitag...
by Ramon C
March 31st, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12950
Views: 535680

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Domaine de l’Enchantoir Le pied à l’étrier Saumur Puy Notre Dame

A classic Cab Franc in the Loire Valley sense of the word. Represented the heralded vintage well.


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by Ramon C
March 31st, 2021, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco

I've got a few bottles of this one, as well as '99 and '03 that I probably need to drink sooner rather than later. The oldest I've ever consumed (or even seen) was '98. I'm not sure why that is, since presumably they've been producing wine for a long, long time. It may simply be a reflection of the...
by Ramon C
March 29th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco

east village or west village location? may i ask the corkage they charged you? thanks for the note. caught the paolo bea bug...trying to source everything i can find. It is almost ymmv-with-whoever-served-me. Had paid anywhere from free to $30 per with decent stems and decanting-upon-request. Alway...
by Ramon C
March 28th, 2021, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco

Wow, sound like a great wine (I love Bea, but have never had one with more than 6-8 yrs. of age). I need to fix that. I wouldn't have paired a Sagrantino with a dish made with white wine sauce, though, but every has his/her own preferences. And I agree Bea is the star of Umbria. Normally, I would g...
by Ramon C
March 28th, 2021, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12950
Views: 535680

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Gonon Goodness this is delicious. Drank outdoors, very windy, in mediocre glasses (I can't blame the restaurant for not being the zaltos out in 30mph winds!), so couldn't quite get the full olfactory experience, but can still get the greatness of this on the palate. Even without the full nose ...
by Ramon C
March 28th, 2021, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco

east village or west village location? may i ask the corkage they charged you? thanks for the note. caught the paolo bea bug...trying to source everything i can find. It is almost ymmv-with-whoever-served-me. Had paid anywhere from free to $30 per with decent stems and decanting-upon-request. Alway...
by Ramon C
March 28th, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: some recently tasted Paolo Bea wines
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Re: some recently tasted Paolo Bea wines

Coincidentally, I had the 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco about a week ago and it simply made a case for why one should have to go for Bea's wines if one rarely drinks Umbrian, just as I do.

Notes posted in the board.
by Ramon C
March 28th, 2021, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Magdelaine (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Replies: 21
Views: 797

Re: TN: 2000 Château Magdelaine (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)

The 2000 Magdelaine is another triumph for the fabled property. It's so good.

I drank 2 of these in last year-and-a-half and am thankful that the remaining 4 are in my remote storage where it's a hassle to get bottles out from.
by Ramon C
March 28th, 2021, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cycling Trip with the Boys and 1970 Magdelaine, 1986 Latour, 1996 Ducru, et al
Replies: 31
Views: 1499

Re: Cycling Trip with the Boys and 1970 Magdelaine, 1986 Latour, 1996 Ducru, et al

Thanks for the notes. Good to see data on the 1996 Ducru B.

The 1970 Magdelaine can certainly carry itself well in any wine-geek gathering.
by Ramon C
March 28th, 2021, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco
Replies: 12
Views: 534

TN: 2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco

2000 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Montefalco Secco Bottle 2 of 3 purchased and stored since many moons ago. Drank with opted-curbside dinner on March 20 at Fiaschetteria Pistoia, one of our preferred Northern Italian in the city. This bottle hit it off with the restaurant’s simply-prepped but excellent Sca...
by Ramon C
March 27th, 2021, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 and 1996 Bordeaux at 25: worth the hype?
Replies: 77
Views: 3367

Re: 1995 and 1996 Bordeaux at 25: worth the hype?

Here's more on the 95 vs 96 showdown, same as Patrick's link but with other attendees' pov's.

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by Ramon C
March 21st, 2021, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?
Replies: 55
Views: 2963

Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?

A small bottle handed out by flight attendant in a recent local flight.

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by Ramon C
March 20th, 2021, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4320

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Jayson Cohen wrote: March 19th, 2021, 5:57 pm Teaser?
You’re a juge man.
by Ramon C
March 19th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4320

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Greg K wrote: March 16th, 2021, 8:43 pm
Zachary Ross wrote: March 16th, 2021, 4:07 pm
Greg K wrote: March 15th, 2021, 6:51 pm Zach, how much air did you give the Levet?

Not much, and then a lot - it was consistently excellent from about 15 minutes after opening through to the next day.
Thanks! I think we’re overdue for another northern Rhône horizontal - and Racines is open again. ;)
Moi, aussi!
by Ramon C
March 16th, 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4320

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Am on the receiving end of a few 2017 Benetiere Cordeloux ( thanks, Greg) and happy to read the endorsement.

Will now tag Zach’s good notes above in case I come across these wines.
by Ramon C
March 14th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age
Replies: 49
Views: 3925

Re: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age

I had a Rauzan-Ségla 2000 last night - if anything, I wonder if its best days are not already in the past. Still a very enjoyable wine, with wonderful notes of wild strawberry, but there's a definite lack of intensity compared to other Margaux 00s. I liked it more the last time I tried it in 2016. ...
by Ramon C
March 14th, 2021, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja trip report
Replies: 31
Views: 1785

Re: Rioja trip report

Nice report! Re: Muga and barrels, it’s not true they are the only winery in Spain producing their own barrels. At least Lopez de Heredia across the street makes and repairs their own barrels. I had a discussion with Isaac Muga a couple years ago that this claim appears somewhere in print but now I...
by Ramon C
March 13th, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine de Chevalier 1981
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Domaine de Chevalier 1981

Greg K wrote: March 13th, 2021, 1:37 pm Thanks for the note Mark. Gives me hope for my 79s :)
The '79. Had quite a few of that (shared by Dale) and when is bottle in good shape, is one of my favorite DDC and among '79 Bordeaux.
by Ramon C
March 13th, 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva (Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja)
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: TN: 2015 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva (Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja)

Have had enough of this wine, in previous vintages, to say I agree with the easy going descriptor. A tannic beast it never was.

Given the different direction on the 2015, it intrigues and, somewhat, appeal. I'll be on the lookout.
by Ramon C
March 13th, 2021, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nerello Mascalese!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 1940

Re: Nerello Mascalese!!!

I'm a fan of several mentioned here, and particularly fond of Calabretta. I also really like Cornelissen. Curious about all of those voicing caution though. Who is making soupy, stewed or overoaked wine on Etna? I guess it's possible, but is this region particularly risky? I have never bought an Et...
by Ramon C
March 13th, 2021, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nerello Mascalese!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 1940

Re: Nerello Mascalese!!!

Had this 4 days ago. No complaints.
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by Ramon C
March 8th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Truffle Hunters
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: The Truffle Hunters

I've been looking around to watch this over the weekend, especially after reading the NY Times review. Unfortunately, could not found in any of my streaming services. It's definitely in my to-watch radar.
by Ramon C
March 8th, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 96 Leoville Las Cases and 2001 Doisy Vendrines
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: 96 Leoville Las Cases and 2001 Doisy Vendrines

Checked in last night with cast iron rib-eyes and duck fat taters. The 96 LLC has Tons of life left, but open and delicious from the get go. Still plenty of fruit, but evolving well. classic. Drink or hold as this will still get better. mid 90’s if you dig on points. The 2001 Doisy (half bottle) is...
by Ramon C
March 7th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 16080
Views: 842351

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few of 2017 Royal Tokaji Furmint Dry Duloválogatás
by Ramon C
March 2nd, 2021, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Hungarian Furmint, Some Rioja, a Pauillac
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: TN: A Hungarian Furmint, Some Rioja, a St. Julien

Otto Forsberg wrote: March 2nd, 2021, 11:52 am Szepsy is truly in his own class with Tokaji wines, both dry and sweet!
True. Took advantage and had sampling opportunities during a week's visit in Hungary 2 years ago, but sadly not easy to find in this side of the pond.
by Ramon C
March 2nd, 2021, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Hungarian Furmint, Some Rioja, a Pauillac
Replies: 2
Views: 289

TN: A Hungarian Furmint, Some Rioja, a Pauillac

If you ever get to try just one dry Hungarian, the 2017 Istvan Szepsy Úràgya Tokaji Furmint should be it. I kid you not. Mellowed smoothness and well-balanced palate. A treat. As for the reds, the 1995 Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva was on a “oooh-aaahhh this is so good” drinking zone. A memorable bot...
by Ramon C
February 27th, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière Gorges
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière Gorges

Nice. I bought and had a couple of the 2014 Gorges and that, correct me if I'm wrong, was the first time the domaine processed grapes from Gorges. It didn't impress me enough to follow up with more purchases, as the very good 2014 Briords slayed it head-to-head, perhaps unfairly. I look forward to d...

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