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by Marcu$ Stanley
March 29th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 3261

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

I watched it because I will watch any and all wine movies. But I was totally unsympathetic with the main character. His father seemed to be offering him a chance to run an unlimited wine program at a well-known barbecue hotspot; in what world is that not a better wine/business/career opportunity th...
by Marcu$ Stanley
March 29th, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 3261

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

Also, the blind tasting stuff was beyond ridiculous -- nail the *exact* wine every time down to the producer and vintage or you're a loser and below expectations. That is NOT how blind tasting works! I think all the movies involving that "master of wine" crowd (like Somm, Somm II, etc. and this movi...
by Marcu$ Stanley
March 29th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 3261

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

I watched it because I will watch any and all wine movies. But I was totally unsympathetic with the main character. His father seemed to be offering him a chance to run an unlimited wine program at a well-known barbecue hotspot; in what world is that not a better wine/business/career opportunity tha...
by Marcu$ Stanley
March 27th, 2020, 1:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 Bouchard Corton
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: 2003 Bouchard Corton

Yes, Bouchard Corton can sometimes be "foursquare" but I find it never lets you down in terms of being solid and having good depth of fruit. In some vintages it excels. Haven't had the 2003 but I thought the 2005 and 2009 were spectacular and, given current (or pre-crisis?) Burgundy prices were sign...
by Marcu$ Stanley
March 25th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

Not seeing this and not seeing downward pressure on prices. Just got an offer from HDH Wine for 2018 Bouchards -- the Le Corton at $150/per (50% or more higher than release prices for the 2015 and 2016), Chevalier Montrachet at $445 (again 50% higher than previous release prices), etc. etc. From K&L...
by Marcu$ Stanley
March 2nd, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes
Replies: 44
Views: 2583

Re: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes

As someone said above, this would be more useful with some sense of how old the bottles were when you drank them. Not sure how meaningful it is if a 4-5 year old wine is not premoxed. With that said, these percentages seem lower than I would have expected based on all the yelling and screaming about...
by Marcu$ Stanley
March 2nd, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5191

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

It’s going to be easier to find a bad/unpleasant $200 wine, focus on that!

Although you can find plenty of solid Zins and Italian reds for $20...Philip’s suggestion of Palazzo Della Torre is a good one. Also a lot of solid Cote du Rhône for that price
by Marcu$ Stanley
February 29th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12864

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Well, my clients pay me for that advice, but I will say: * expect a relief rally as the markets are extremely oversold short term (five standard deviations from normal levels). Use that opportunity to reassess your beta exposure * consider using tight stops on high flying positions. * it’s okay to ...
by Marcu$ Stanley
February 29th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 11963

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

A bit late to the party (waiting list) but was wondering if anyone had data on the alcohol %ges of these wines, particularly the Weill a Way, Areio, and Lorenzo but all are useful. I try to avoid 15%+ and favor lower. Would be helpful to have that info on the base write up. Thanks!
by Marcu$ Stanley
February 24th, 2020, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Sommelier Appreciation Dinner 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: TN: Sommelier Appreciation Dinner 2020

Odd about the La Las...I have not seen 2011 Northern Rhône described as an off vintage to that extent, it’s not 2009 or 2010 but is generally considered fairly solid though not great in Cote Rotie
by Marcu$ Stanley
February 20th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 105
Views: 5856

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

1988 is not a very good vintage and is pretty old by now, ????????? Maybe not the studly vintages '89 and '90 were, but 1988 was a very good vintage in Bordeaux, and the 1988 Pontet Canet should be just coming into it's own now - And Sociando Mallet is a superb property, but it's also one of the mo...
by Marcu$ Stanley
February 18th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 105
Views: 5856

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

1988 is not a very good vintage and is pretty old by now, ????????? Maybe not the studly vintages '89 and '90 were, but 1988 was a very good vintage in Bordeaux, and the 1988 Pontet Canet should be just coming into it's own now - And Sociando Mallet is a superb property, but it's also one of the mo...
by Marcu$ Stanley
February 18th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 105
Views: 5856

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

Thanks for all the replies everyone. Here are some of the recent bottles I've tried, all were tasted in 2019 / 2020, as well as the provenance: 1979 Insignia - purchased on release and stored in a temperature controlled cellar. 1990 Sociando-Mallet - purchased on release and stored in a temperature...
by Marcu$ Stanley
February 17th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reddit post on collecting wine
Replies: 76
Views: 5694

Re: Reddit post on collecting wine

It is still amazing to me how there is some perceived pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that some folks think about when they buy wine. This is a particularly stupid bet in to the future as all indicators are that millennials are not looking to collect wine, even if they have the means. China a...
by Marcu$ Stanley
February 13th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6015

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

Underpriced wines are often underpriced because people don't like the style. Unfortunately this also means the odds are that you may not enjoy the style either, hence they may not be underpriced for you. E.g. I think Port, Sauternes, and Rioja are very underpriced given the quality and ageability of...
by Marcu$ Stanley
February 13th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are we seeing the end of the madness?
Replies: 27
Views: 3606

Re: Are we seeing the end of the madness?

I think the long term direction for fine wine prices is down, with the sole exception of a few trophy Burgundies such as the "big three" discussed above. We have seen a pretty big wine bubble over the last few years associated with rising asset prices; wine prices have inflated significantly in just...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 30th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 10895

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

It seems like Jadot from the famous grand and premier cru addresses, especially on the Cote de Nuit, took a pretty sharp jump up in price a few years ago. They used to be great deals, now they are not the bargain they were. The Beaune premiers are still excellent deals though Everybody in Burgundy ...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 28th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 10895

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

It seems like Jadot from the famous grand and premier cru addresses, especially on the Cote de Nuit, took a pretty sharp jump up in price a few years ago. They used to be great deals, now they are not the bargain they were. The Beaune premiers are still excellent deals though
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 27th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Lynch Bages
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: TN: 1999 Lynch Bages

This is one of the first wines that turned me on to classed growth Bordeaux, way back when. It's always been beautiful right from release and has always made me wonder if 1999 was underrated. I really regret not having bought more on release, my bottles were all drunk up very quickly! Also remember ...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 21st, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3442

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

I've stopped searching for that moment after about 2 years and 200+ bottles. 95% of wine is meh. Very few even stand out. Honestly, I don't have this experience. I'd say that 25-50% of the time when I open up "serious" bottles I get rewarded with a "wow" kind of moment, where a wine stops you in yo...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 19th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3442

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

If by epiphany you mean a transformative first encounter with the possibilities of wine, then obviously those are going to be less as you get older. But I still regularly have profound experiences with wine where I am surprised by the complexity, depth, and beauty of what I am drinking. If that sto...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 19th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: storing wines vertically?
Replies: 53
Views: 3414

Re: storing wines vertically?

Maybe the changes involved could only be perceived by someone like him or may only take place in the more delicate wines such as Burgundies. Nor is air coming into the bottle, unless you have compromised corks. The position of the bottle is immaterial. There have been studies in Australia from the ...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 19th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3442

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

If by epiphany you mean a transformative first encounter with the possibilities of wine, then obviously those are going to be less as you get older. But I still regularly have profound experiences with wine where I am surprised by the complexity, depth, and beauty of what I am drinking. If that stop...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 16th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 3152

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

Agree with Chris- in general it will happen on no particular schedule for any given wine- so no predictability. My best example was 85 Lynch Bages- totally delicious till 91,shut down hard for 10-15 yrs( my general storage was at 52 degrees ) and finally came out in the mid 2000's. It was undrinkab...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 16th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 2411

Re: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart

R. Frankel wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 8:36 am
For folks on this board, this content is pretty much useless, or even worse than useless. Downright wrong or misleading.
Yes, some of these ratings would lead you to outright bad buying decisions.
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 15th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 2411

Re: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart

John J wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 6:16 am
2004 was an excellent vintage for Red Burgundy? Dunno about that one.
LOL, missed that one. [wow.gif]
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 14th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 3152

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

Explaining it is what is hard, and also why Nate's post wasn't entirely wrong. A lot of people assert with confidence that this or that is happening, but that doesn't mean they're correct in their assessments, or that they have a clue. Some wines apparently do go through some kind of "dumb" phase, ...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 14th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 2411

Re: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart

SO many weird calls here. Let's see, in red Bordeaux -- 1998 right bank, possibly the best right bank vintage of the past two decades, is rated above average but not great, on par with 2008 2001 left bank rated equally to 2000 left bank. I like 2001 but come on. 2013 left bank, a horrible vintage, r...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 10th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3603

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

Then there is the marketplace. It clearly has voted strongly and clearly. Winemaker trumps terroir. I'm not saying the market is right, or smart, but it has made clear that, within a wine producing region, Producer is the most important consideration in wine pricing. And we here at WB also have vot...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 10th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 3238

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

We eliminated most of the $30 to $50 wines and buy perfectly fine $20 or less wines This. "Meh..." wines will ruin you. Either go low, or go high. Stay the heck away from the middle ground - not only will it bankrupt you, but it will ruin you psychologically [when, five or ten years from now, you r...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 7th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 3823

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Lots of Bordeaux - I imagine the market in the US is like it is here - dead as the dodo, so plenty of good deals at auction. Even previously successful market darlings like RMP 100 pointers from 2009 have dropped. The best antidote for any En Primeur withdrawal symptoms would be to look at current ...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 2nd, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes
Replies: 26
Views: 1229

Re: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes

It's just one data point but a few months ago I had a bottle of the 2013 Hudelot-Noellat V-R Les Beaumonts and it was amazingly good. Super lively, electric acidity backed up by wonderful fruit.
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 2nd, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: TN: 2000 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

I have a 'hard stop' on the rest of the bottles in my cellar, after tasting it in December 2018, as it seems completely shut down to me. Maybe I didn't decant long enough, but I'm sad I didn't have as good an experience with mine as you did with yours! :) Had it twice over 2019 and it was excellent...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 2nd, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: TN: 2000 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

2000 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (12/31/2019) 2nd time I have had this wine but the last time was 15 years ago on release. Decanted 4 hours before drinking. 75% Cab Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3% Cab Franc and a touch of Petit Verdot. Lightly sedimented. Solid cr...
by Marcu$ Stanley
January 1st, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ....'s GC Burg Offline, 12/30 NYC: Some TN's
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: ....'s GC Burg Offline, 12/30 NYC: Some TN's

YLee wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 1:24 pm
The '07 Faiveley Corton-clos des cortons is very good right now.
Was that the first vintage of the “new school” Faiveley? Or last vintage of the old?
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 28th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 48
Views: 1621

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

The 95 Cos has been pretty terrific as long ago as like 2010, Ramon. You brought a wonderful bottle of it to a tasting, I recall. But that said, I don’t plan to crack into my big guns from 95 until they hit 30. Oh yes, the BWE days when Jim How was pounding the table for an SM that he said will tro...
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 27th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?
Replies: 43
Views: 1907

Re: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?

I was shopping for a special bourbon to get for a Christmas present and the prices on aged bourbon at least were incredibly high - 18 years from respected producers seemed to be in the $350-1,000+ range, unaffordable from my perspective. I was kind of shocked because it didn’t used to be this way. S...
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 25th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?
Replies: 37
Views: 1890

Re: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?

Parts of this thread already feel a touch out of date by excluding the 2014-15-16 trio. That may exceed 08-09-10 as the greatest consecutive trilogy of Bordeaux vintages in our lifetime, and it appears that Pichon Baron excelled in all three vintages. I am already hearing people claim that 2016 tops...
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 20th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine auction businesses, if tariffs persist.
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

Re: Wine auction businesses, if tariffs persist.

I meant, U.S. stocks of European wine, which will now be more valuable due to the increase in the price of competitive wines that have to be imported from Europe. The tariffs unambiguously increase the price and value of domestically held European wine and auction houses are the major venue for sell...
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 20th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine auction businesses, if tariffs persist.
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

Re: Wine auction businesses, if tariffs persist.

I really can't imagine a scenario in which a huge import tariff on European wines isn't of great benefit to the auction business by making existing U.S. stocks more desirable.
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 17th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?
Replies: 37
Views: 1890

Re: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?

It's hard to go wrong with Pichon Baron, there is rarely an off vintage. Vintages like 2001, 2004, 2008 etc are all very good. The 2000 is magnificent and just starting to open up for my taste. I tried one of my 2000's and found it to be far too young, and I'm NOT a guy who likes tertiary character...
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 17th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?
Replies: 37
Views: 1890

Re: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?

It's hard to go wrong with Pichon Baron, there is rarely an off vintage. Vintages like 2001, 2004, 2008 etc are all very good.

The 2000 is magnificent and just starting to open up for my taste.
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 15th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 16
Views: 884

Re: TN: 2001 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon

Wow, missed that part! Clearly you are one of the few who has the self control to collect Togni - don’t touch for 20 years!
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 15th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 16
Views: 884

Re: TN: 2001 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon

This beauty is just starting on its drinking window, it should be peaking in another 8-10 years and last for decades. The 2001 and 1992 are the best Tognis I have had. Had a wine tasting evening with family and friends over Thanksgiving break and this bottle tied for wine of the night, easily beatin...
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 15th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?
Replies: 44
Views: 2152

Re: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?

Auctions these days are putting their reserve prices so close to the retail prices (when you take fees into account) that I'm surprised when people pay much less than retail. I think we are due for a pretty significant drop in wine prices. Things seem pretty inflated given the string of great vintag...
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 11th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Vieux Château Certan
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: TN: 1978 Vieux Château Certan

Golodetz going to singlehandedly drive VCC over $200 / bottle...
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 9th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does "pure" mean?
Replies: 47
Views: 1664

Re: What does "pure" mean?

Maybe I am being naive but why don’t you try to contact the critic(s) that are using the word as part of their descriptors and ask them for their definition of “pure”. I did. Two have already posted in this thread. Just waiting for Jeb Dunnock to chime in. Here is his review of the 2014 Shafer Hill...
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 9th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alice Quixote rides again
Replies: 54
Views: 2258

Re: Alice Quixote rides again

My experience has not generally ben favorable with natural wines, although I've had many fine examples. I think there is far more variability in natural wines, which I would expect. My favorite story was a white Nova Scotia wine at Raymonds in St Johns Newfoundland (I forget the label). When the so...
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 9th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does "pure" mean?
Replies: 47
Views: 1664

Re: What does "pure" mean?

All sensible answers, thanks. I used to think of it as an even more vague and impressionistic synonym for "fresh" (already pretty vague). But it is becoming so ubiquitous that I have literally seen recent notes praising the purity of everything from Beaujolais to Sine Qua Non and Shafer. So what was...
by Marcu$ Stanley
December 9th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does "pure" mean?
Replies: 47
Views: 1664

What does "pure" mean?

Back in the age of Parker good wines were "ripe", "lush", "opulent" and had "good stuffing". Now good wines are "pure". You can't look at a critical review these days without seeing "pure" and praise of "purity". What does that mean? What makes a wine "pure"? The winemaker didn't spit in it or accid...

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