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by Ramon C
January 19th, 2021, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva Pora
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: 2001 Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva Pora

Odd Rydland wrote: January 18th, 2021, 7:17 am
Last time I checked the 2001s are more approachable than the 1999s.
Only 1 data point from my end, but the 1999 Rio Sordo I had in September was less approachable than this 2001 Pora.
by Ramon C
January 18th, 2021, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva Pora
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: 2001 Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva Pora

Pat Martin wrote: January 17th, 2021, 7:22 pm Great note. The riservas sure can take a long time to fully blossom.
True. I'll just add that a well-stored normale can also stand the test of time. Still have a 2nd bottle of the 1964 (thanks, Dale!) waiting for the appropriate meal. The 1st bottle 2 years ago was sublime.
by Ramon C
January 18th, 2021, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15301
Views: 782291

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jay Miller wrote: January 18th, 2021, 5:26 am Rauzan Segla 1994
Never had this, but I've had the 2nd wine 'Segla', one of the 7 or 8 total people who ever bought and stored, and liked it until my last bottle 2 years ago.
by Ramon C
January 17th, 2021, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla

G. Bienstock wrote: January 17th, 2021, 8:19 am The 2000 is excellent, open one soon.
Thanks, Glenn. Will be in the radar the next time I have stuff pulled from the remote storage.
by Ramon C
January 17th, 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva Pora
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: 2001 Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva Pora

Other than a couple each from 2 single vineyards, 2004s is where I regrettably failed to reasonably stock up on bottles from this house.
by Ramon C
January 17th, 2021, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla

Like that view outside your window. Enjoy your wine. Rauzan Segla 96 is the top vintage for this estate from 91-00 imo. Glad to own a few. Thanks. View helped with maintaining calming perspective while being mostly cooped in during the last 10 months. I've not dipped into my stashed Rauzan Segla 20...
by Ramon C
January 17th, 2021, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva Pora
Replies: 9
Views: 628

2001 Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva Pora

2001 Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva Pora A 1st time dip into a seemingly forever-stored mixed case of 2001 Produttori Riserva at age 20. Opted for the Pora, whose general views indicate approachability earlier than the other single vineyards from this house. Bottle was stood up for 4-days. Splas...
by Ramon C
January 16th, 2021, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15301
Views: 782291

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A bottle of 1990 Ch. Lagrange.
by Ramon C
January 16th, 2021, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla

Ramon, I had a similar reaction to this a couple months ago - the florals definitely stood out. Wonderful wine, although it sounds like your bottle was showing fresher fruit and less tertiary development than mine. I actually had 1/4 re-corked back into the fridge for day 2 pre-dinner drinking. The...
by Ramon C
January 13th, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FT: my 2014 Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny for your 2013 or 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: FT: my 2014 Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny for your 2013 or 2012

That's good to know-seems like there are certain vintages where Les Poyeux definitely shows better. Appreciate the note! Was there ever a vintage where Clos Rougeard's Les Clos is better than the Les Poyeux? I've not had enough Rougeards to comment on that, but from comments I've seen, I guess I wa...
by Ramon C
January 13th, 2021, 6:33 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FT: my 2014 Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny for your 2013 or 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: FT: my 2014 Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny for your 2013 or 2012

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought '11 was supposedly a weak vintage in Loire? Guess it doesn't necessarily apply to Rouegard? I drank the 2011 Les Poyeux I think 2 or 3 times (bought it for $80) in 2018 - 2019. It was excellent because it was open and ready when I drank them. I also drank 2010...
by Ramon C
January 9th, 2021, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

I haven't had the 2017, but generally enjoyed the Domaine that I've had and found the added cost worth it over the usually softer, but less complex Les Granges.
by Ramon C
January 5th, 2021, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Château Montus Madiran (France, Southwest France, Madiran)
Replies: 24
Views: 992

Re: TN: 1996 Château Montus Madiran (France, Southwest France, Madiran)

Thanks for bringing this thread up. I don't drink much madiran, but YES, a good one is always a high foodie experience for me when cassoulet is on the menu. Also good to learn about the transformation with recent vintages. I recently had, April 2020, not the same as the TN but a 2001 Dom. Laffont 'E...
by Ramon C
January 5th, 2021, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cantemerle
Replies: 31
Views: 1826

Re: Cantemerle

These.

1982, 1983. 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, and 1996.
by Ramon C
January 3rd, 2021, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Paul Bara Special Club and 1985 Labogerce Margaux
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: 2005 Paul Bara Special Club and 1985 Labogerce Margaux

Nice note. Always a treat to read non-mainstream wines like 1985 Labegorce-Zede (spelling in full for those who may eventually need to do a local search) doing good.
by Ramon C
January 3rd, 2021, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1986 Château Mouton Rothschild (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: TN: 1986 Château Mouton Rothschild (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

The 1986 Mouton remains one of the best wines of my wine-drinking lifetime. Good TN!
by Ramon C
January 2nd, 2021, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12663
Views: 507940

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1998 Ch. Leoville-Barton, Saint-Julien Supposedly a strong vintage for Right Bank wines, but I thought that this and another from St Julien, the consistently-good Ducru, did fine in 1998. Helped close out the year on a higher note with ouf stay@home NYE dinner of Beef Wellington. 9DCE1EB2-FB0D-4374-...
by Ramon C
January 1st, 2021, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4218

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

Back when I was still buying Allemand, when they cost < 70, I skipped the 2005 Reynard as I wasn't impressed after tasting it then, but bought/stored the vintages around it. The 2004 Reynard is starting to round into an impressive Cornas when I tasted early last year. The 2000 and 2003 are still you...
by Ramon C
December 30th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A couple of 1990 Bordeaux, Pinots and a Huet
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: TNs: A couple of 1990 Bordeaux, Pinots and a Huet

Nice notes. Man, all those 90s!
by Ramon C
December 30th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Holiday Wines - Gonon VV, Allemand, Dauvissat & Many Others
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Holiday Wines - Gonon VV, Allemand, Dauvissat & Many Others

Nice notes! I also love the 12 Reynard and the 10 Gonon VV, though I think the Reynard needs a few hours In a decanter to open up. Not surprised by your note on the Ramonet; all my post 2014 experiences with these wines have been very similar. Good to read positive notes on the 12 Reynard. I stretc...
by Ramon C
December 30th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Holiday Wines - Gonon VV, Allemand, Dauvissat & Many Others
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Holiday Wines - Gonon VV, Allemand, Dauvissat & Many Others

Whew! Very cool wines. Thanks for sharing the notes.
by Ramon C
December 30th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12663
Views: 507940

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1979 Ch. Haut-Bages Liberal, Pauillac

Drank on Dec. 20.
An apprehensive B that’s teetering on B- rating.

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by Ramon C
December 28th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Gonon; not ready for prime time
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: 2010 Gonon; not ready for prime time

Appreciate the check-in on the 2010 and will heed the "needs time" suggestion.

Just to weigh in on the singing 2011, I agree. Based on my bottle drank in September.
by Ramon C
December 26th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4059

Re: Your Christmas wine?

1999 Ch. Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1.5L
2001 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne-Romanee
by Ramon C
December 24th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When to drink gift bottle? Vieux Télégraphe 2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “La Crau”
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Re: When to drink gift bottle? Vieux Télégraphe 2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “La Crau”

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote: December 24th, 2020, 10:30 am Depends on the expections of the gifter? If they want you to enjoy now, do so. My personal preferences are to either drink VT very young or age it interminably.
This.

I usually defer to the gifter when he/she wants me to drink the gift.
by Ramon C
December 24th, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting question: ‘95 Ducru Beaucaillou & ‘00 Lagrange
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Decanting question: ‘95 Ducru Beaucaillou & ‘00 Lagrange

If it helps any, I'd decant longer on, or at least start the process earlier with, the '95 Ducru Beaucaillou given the estate's pedigree and the vintage. 'd hate to give actual length of times but if it were my bottle, I'd have stood up the '95 D-B at least 5 days before drinking, then on the day, a...
by Ramon C
December 20th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jaboulet & Ramen
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Jaboulet & Ramen

Thanks for the TN. Am always looking for non bank-breaking old school syrah for casual drinking during the local winter.
by Ramon C
December 20th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flitering vs Decanting for older wines?
Replies: 23
Views: 1176

Re: Flitering vs Decanting for older wines?

At home, I usually don’t filter or decant. I have plenty of bottles of red wine standing up and ready to go with the sediment concentrated on the bottom of the bottle. Pouring carefully, very little sediment gets into the wine glass. For the last couple ounces, I pour that into a separate glass and...
by Ramon C
December 20th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 6887

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

It's been a while, but last had a Cote-Rotie from Benjamin Duclaux from vintage 2005. Post 2005 vintage, it seemingly just stopped showing up in my market, so I stopped drinking it.

I don't think it's still over > $100, but I'll add it to the list here.
by Ramon C
December 19th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flitering vs Decanting for older wines?
Replies: 23
Views: 1176

Re: Flitering vs Decanting for older wines?

What am I missing out on in the argument? My method is always (almost) stand up bottle for an extended period and then double-decant out the gunk that settles at the bottom before drinking the wine. Wine looks much better, without the (or minimal) cloudiness and the clear-look I think imparts that i...
by Ramon C
December 19th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 6887

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

Being in Europe I believe Jamet is much more affordable. I would try to get as much of it possible in different years. I love Jamet. It is one of my favorite domaines in the world. Sadly they have become pretty hard to track down and the prices seems to have taken quite a jump in the last few years...
by Ramon C
December 18th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Some Italian wines
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: TNs: Some Italian wines

Yes, the vanilla was surprising. Almost as much as the "honeyed note" on Jura chardonnay, though.
by Ramon C
December 17th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '78 Magdelaine and '79 La Dominique
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: '78 Magdelaine and '79 La Dominique

Jayson Cohen wrote: December 17th, 2020, 8:37 am Ugh. Hopefully TCA didn’t affect that whole tranche, or you, Alfert, and I are screwed. Between the three of us, I think we bought most of those bottles.
Fingers crossed here.

Don’t have it, don’t think I’ve had the ‘78, and hope I get to taste one sometime at the next get together.
by Ramon C
December 13th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent TNs: 90 Raffault Les Picasses & 01 Produttori Moccagatta
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: Recent TNs: 90 Raffault Les Picasses & 01 Produttori Moccagatta

Thanks for the TNs,

Have been patiently storing a few Produttori single-vineyard 2001s, unfortunately none are Moccagatta. But good to read on progress.
by Ramon C
December 13th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 Talbot
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: 1970 Talbot

The 1970 showcased what an aged cabernet can nicely turn out into with fun nuances and complexities.

Had the 1976 and only things I remember was fruitless and unresolved tannin.
by Ramon C
December 9th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15301
Views: 782291

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x 2013 Bernard Faurie Gréffieux-Bessards 6x 2013 Bernard Faurie Bessards-Méal Am a fan here. Recently polished off my remaining 2001 Faurie Saint-Joseph that I think can stand toe-to-toe with current darling Gonon, at 1/3 pricing. I don’t find these easily available and so holding on to a couple o...
by Ramon C
December 7th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?
Replies: 105
Views: 6373

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?

Alex Frank wrote: December 7th, 2020, 12:29 pm
JDavisRoby wrote: December 7th, 2020, 12:13 pm Where do you folks buy your Sociando Mallett?
Trader Joe's, believe it or not.
Bought a case of 2000 in Costco.
by Ramon C
December 7th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wazzat Mean...."Been Thanked"??
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: Wazzat Mean...."Been Thanked"??

Brian Tuite wrote: December 7th, 2020, 6:03 am
Ramon C wrote: December 6th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Jay Miller wrote: December 6th, 2020, 3:16 pm You may now thank the author of a post by clicking the thumbs up button on the top right of the post.
Thanks, Jay.
Just click the button pal.
Will do. Thanks. neener
by Ramon C
December 7th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?
Replies: 105
Views: 6373

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?

You don't wanna go back in time. The Bordeaux coming out now are both better and cheaper than what they were putting out 10 years ago. Back up the truck on the 2016s while you still can & buy broadly. Some bold talk from our own Mr. Levenberg!* Not that I necessarily disagree, if we are talking...
by Ramon C
December 6th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wazzat Mean...."Been Thanked"??
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: Wazzat Mean...."Been Thanked"??

Jay Miller wrote: December 6th, 2020, 3:16 pm You may now thank the author of a post by clicking the thumbs up button on the top right of the post.
Thanks, Jay.
by Ramon C
December 6th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 25
Views: 850

Re: TN: 1998 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Maybe I gave up too soon, but 2003 and 2007 were undrinkable for me. That's the vintages speaking. I hate virtually all CNdP from both years. I found the '03 Charvin drinkable, even decent. Otherwise, an undrinkable vintage across the board to my palate. I thought Charvin would also be an exception...
by Ramon C
December 6th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 25
Views: 850

Re: TN: 1998 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

1998 is the first Pegau I've bought. 3 bottles of the Reservee and 2 bottles of the Cuvee Laurence. There were plenty of Pegau talks in wine boards and I remember, but not the exact details, questions about which "version" did holders have. The version questions were mostly about the 1999...
by Ramon C
December 5th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 25
Views: 850

Re: TN: 1998 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

1998 is the first Pegau I've bought. 3 bottles of the Reservee and 2 bottles of the Cuvee Laurence. There were plenty of Pegau talks in wine boards and I remember, but not the exact details, questions about which "version" did holders have.
by Ramon C
December 3rd, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: winereactionsarethenewtrend
Replies: 17
Views: 1298

Re: winereactionsarethenewtrend

Good notes. Some observations : Re: 2001 Conterno Cascina Francia, I can’t recall having had a Barolo from the vintage that showed well and that they’re all just too young up until this point. Re:2009 Gonon SJ, thanks for data point. Am glad that I never had to pay more than 5% of $733 for any of m...
by Ramon C
December 3rd, 2020, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: winereactionsarethenewtrend
Replies: 17
Views: 1298

Re: winereactionsarethenewtrend

Good notes. Some observations : Re: 2001 Conterno Cascina Francia, I can’t recall having had a Barolo from the vintage that showed well and that they’re all just too young up until this point. Re:2009 Gonon SJ, thanks for data point. Am glad that I never had to pay more than 5% of $733 for any of my...
by Ramon C
December 2nd, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pernand Vergelesses
Replies: 39
Views: 2743

Re: Pernand Vergelesses

Well, my last bottle was from my at-release purchase of the 2006 Chandon de Briailles Ile de Verselesses 1er. A different vintage from, but also so unlike the original TN in this thread. My 2006 showed nice tart, sour cherries. Some broth, nicely-layered plump, cool red fruit, and a good touch of e...
by Ramon C
December 2nd, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pernand Vergelesses
Replies: 39
Views: 2743

Re: Pernand Vergelesses

Well, my last bottle was from my at-release purchase of the 2006 Chandon de Briailles Ile de Verselesses 1er. A different vintage from, but also so unlike the original TN in this thread. My 2006 showed nice tart, sour cherries. Some broth, nicely-layered plump, cool red fruit, and a good touch of ea...
by Ramon C
November 30th, 2020, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend in Rioja
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Weekend in Rioja

Rioja's just a 4 hour drive from my house and it's really surprising that I have only been there once before. ... We had two Riscal wines from the Rueda region with the first course. The Sauvignon Blanc had understated tropical fruit flavors and more than a little acidity and the Limousin, made pri...
by Ramon C
November 29th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 2851

Re: Truffles 2020

Playfully labeled my Saturday @home dinner as bordering on offensive in one of my social media.

I simply chose to call it obscenely good.


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by Ramon C
November 28th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1980 Caves do Barrocão Reserva (Bairrada, Portugal)
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: TN: 1980 Caves do Barrocão Reserva (Bairrada, Portugal)

I'd imagine this wine-vintage will never make it to our shores here and so thanks for sharing the cool experience. One of the reasons why I can't wait to make my way back to Portugal when the air clears.

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