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by Andrew Demaree
January 21st, 2012, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RAYAS – RAYAS – RAYAS – PIGNAN – FONSALETTE in GRAZ (re-post)
Replies: 14
Views: 1402

Re: RAYAS – RAYAS – RAYAS – PIGNAN – FONSALETTE in GRAZ (re-pos

Sounds like an amazing tasting - and the dishes sound fantastic, too!
by Andrew Demaree
January 19th, 2012, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roy Pipers project
Replies: 39
Views: 2449

Re: Roy Pipers project

Pypir
by Andrew Demaree
January 18th, 2012, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet - Jan 17
Replies: 17
Views: 1062

Re: Quivet - Jan 17

I heard back from Mike and sorted it out. I can't imagine nicer people to buy from...makes me happy to support them.
by Andrew Demaree
January 17th, 2012, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Fonterutoli, Melini, Strozzi.
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: TNs: Fonterutoli, Melini, Strozzi.

Nice to see your note on the Selvanella. I haven't had one since the '01, but really liked them - esp. the '00, which was outstanding, despite the generally poor vintage. Will have to pick up some of the '06 and let them sleep.
by Andrew Demaree
January 17th, 2012, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dehlinger Mailer
Replies: 17
Views: 715

Re: Dehlinger Mailer

I've been looking forward to this mailer. Glad to hear it's out...although it might be another 5 days before it gets to me, if you guys are both on the west coast.
by Andrew Demaree
January 17th, 2012, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet - Jan 17
Replies: 17
Views: 1062

Re: Quivet - Jan 17

Is the first wave only open to previous syrah buyers? I purchased cabs from them last summer but didn't get an offer today. I also had some mix-up with my combined Quivet/Myriad shipment this fall, so am wondering if that's related somehow.

Andy
by Andrew Demaree
January 16th, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers Marie Pinot Chardonnay Release January 17th
Replies: 120
Views: 8386

Re: Rivers Marie Pinot Chardonnay Release January 17th

Thomas - thanks for the vintage run-down for the pinots. Any chance you can do the same for the cabs? Best, Andy We had an offline in Chicago and drank the 04. 06, 07 and 08 (there was no 05 if memory serves). What was amazing was that all of the wines tasted nearly identical -- very similar flavor...
by Andrew Demaree
January 14th, 2012, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: TN: 2007 Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Agree that this is a very good QPR for everyday drinking. Definitely a champion in the price range. And it also comes in 375ml bottles, which is nice for solo consumption.
by Andrew Demaree
January 13th, 2012, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Like wine geeks, there are tea geeks
Replies: 26
Views: 623

Re: Like wine geeks, there are tea geeks

Like you, David, I enjoy it a lot but am not yet at geek status. Any particular recommendations from Upton?
by Andrew Demaree
January 12th, 2012, 9:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay III Forum (Jan 27, 2012)
Topic: BerserkerDay 2012 - Jan 27 TOMORROW! UPDATES POSTED HERE
Replies: 211
Views: 17364

Re: BerserkerDay 2012 - Jan 27, 2012 Master Thread

Hey Todd,

Any chance you can give us an updated list of participating wineries...maybe in the first post?

Thanks,
Andy
by Andrew Demaree
January 11th, 2012, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine for roast veal in a mild Madeira sauce and cassis?
Replies: 35
Views: 578

Re: Which wine for roast veal in a mild Madeira sauce and cassis?

Many, many thanks for the helpful suggestions, and the spirited discussion on how best to balance food with wine. My sister clarified something in the meantime, stressing that the recipe only calls for a "bit of Madeira to plump up the currants" while the sauce will be mainly pan juices from the ro...
by Andrew Demaree
January 10th, 2012, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine for roast veal in a mild Madeira sauce and cassis?
Replies: 35
Views: 578

Re: Which wine for roast veal in a mild Madeira sauce and cassis?

I like the idea of a '99 CdP. Not a lot of acidity, unobtrusive tannins at this point, and would bring some grenache sweetness without being as overtly fruity/sweet as a younger/fatter vintage. Not so big as to overwhelm the flavor of the roast veal, either. I've had the '99 Charvin and '99 Clos des...
by Andrew Demaree
January 10th, 2012, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers Marie Pinot Chardonnay Release January 17th
Replies: 120
Views: 8386

Re: Rivers Marie Pinot Chardonnay Release January 17th

Thomas - thanks for the vintage run-down for the pinots. Any chance you can do the same for the cabs?

Best,
Andy
by Andrew Demaree
January 6th, 2012, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tasted the 2010 Rivers Maries?
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Anyone tasted the 2010 Rivers Maries?

Thanks for posting the note, Frank. Sounds really tasty!
by Andrew Demaree
January 2nd, 2012, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Larkmead Vineyards LMV Salon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Re: TN: 2006 Larkmead Vineyards LMV Salon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Sounds terrific. I usually find the nose to be one of the best features on Larkmead wines. I suspect the Salon will develop more in that department in coming years.

Thanks for the note.

Andy
by Andrew Demaree
January 1st, 2012, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Holiday CdP Dinner at Edina Country Club (Pegau, Charvin, Janasse, Clos des Papes, etc.)
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: TN's: Holiday CdP Dinner at Edina Country Club (Pegau, Charvin, Janasse, Clos des Papes, etc.)

Sounds like a fun event, BrIan. Of the wines you posted on, I've had two in the relatively recent past. An '01 Autard 'Ronde' (in the spring?) had better oak integration than it sounds like yours did. In fact, I was surprised how good it was, as I expected the oak to be more prominent than I like. A...
by Andrew Demaree
December 31st, 2011, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Sbragia Family Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 143

TN: 2005 Sbragia Family Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard

2005 Sbragia Family Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County (12/31/2011) Opened about 30 minutes before pouring and enjoyed over the next two hours. Deep garnet color with very minimal sediment. The nose is more savory than sweet; intriguing, if somewhat reticent. O...
by Andrew Demaree
December 31st, 2011, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent TNs and brief impressions (I know, catchy title)
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: Recent TNs and brief impressions (I know, catchy title)

Hmm...looks like they don't have it in stock but can order it (like many of the wines on their website). I'll have to add a bottle the next time I put an order together there. Thanks for the heads-up!
by Andrew Demaree
December 31st, 2011, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your current fav $10 and under white & red?
Replies: 49
Views: 2315

Re: Your current fav $10 and under white & red?

No reds come to mind under $10, but for whites I'd go with Loosen "Dr. L" riesling. Pretty tasty in each of the last 3 vintages.
by Andrew Demaree
December 31st, 2011, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's New Year's Weekend....What Is Everyone Popping?
Replies: 63
Views: 1593

Re: It's New Year's Weekend....What Is Everyone Popping?

Starting with 2005 Sbragia Monte Rosso cab. Not sure what might follow, although I do have my last '99 Felsina Rancia Riserva standing up downstairs.
by Andrew Demaree
December 31st, 2011, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent TNs and brief impressions (I know, catchy title)
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: Recent TNs and brief impressions (I know, catchy title)

Interesting, Ken. Who would you recommend in a similar style?

Thanks, Bob. I've never had a Freisa. How would you describe them?
by Andrew Demaree
December 31st, 2011, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent TNs and brief impressions (I know, catchy title)
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: Recent TNs and brief impressions (I know, catchy title)

As you well know, Ken, we have to drink to keep warm here in the north country. :) As for the Cavallotto, it was my first barolo from them - a gift from my wife several years ago. Certainly won't be my last, though, as I really like that style. I've enjoyed their dolcetto a few times, as well, and w...
by Andrew Demaree
December 30th, 2011, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent TNs and brief impressions (I know, catchy title)
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Recent TNs and brief impressions (I know, catchy title)

It's been a while since I posted any notes, so it feels like time to do that. All of these were consumed in the last 6 weeks or so. Would love to hear others' impressions of the wines, too, if anyone's up for it. Happy (almost) New Year! 2001 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (...
by Andrew Demaree
December 28th, 2011, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Éloge (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: TN: 2001 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Éloge (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Nice note. I have had the '01 Eloge twice and thought it was a great wine both times. Wish I had more.
by Andrew Demaree
December 22nd, 2011, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 WOTYs---is it too soon? (grin) + Best Wine Discovery This Year
Replies: 88
Views: 5397

Re: 2011 WOTYs---is it too soon? (grin) + Best Wine Discovery This Year

Wine of the year: 1999 Abreu Madrona Ranch
Discovery of the year: O'Shaughnessy Howell Mtn. Cab
QPR of the year: 2007 Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
by Andrew Demaree
December 22nd, 2011, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 97 Montelena, 06 Brittan PN Basalt Block
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: TNs: 97 Montelena, 06 Brittan PN Basalt Block

I can't comment on any potential style shift either, as my only post-1997 Montelena experiences are with the '98 (which is an excellent wine for the vintage and slows no departure in style from the earlier vintages, at least to my palate).

As for the '91, it is my all time favorite wine.
by Andrew Demaree
December 20th, 2011, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Night Notes: Fourrier CSJ, Chave Hermitage, Cos d'Estournel, Brunello Ris. & more
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Friday Night Notes: Fourrier CSJ, Chave Hermitage, Cos d'Estournel, Brunello Ris. & more

I agree that your Monsanto sounds flawed. I have had four bottles this fall and all have been delicious. I paid $15 per on pre-arrival, which easily makes it my QPR of the year.
by Andrew Demaree
December 20th, 2011, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 97 Montelena, 06 Brittan PN Basalt Block
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: TNs: 97 Montelena, 06 Brittan PN Basalt Block

I love the nose on Montelena cabs - they really have an identifiable signature to me.
by Andrew Demaree
December 20th, 2011, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend wines
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: Weekend wines

Agree on the Haart...a very nice bottle. Reminds me I should seek out more from them.
by Andrew Demaree
December 16th, 2011, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Adding Humidity
Replies: 29
Views: 1894

Re: Adding Humidity

I use a cool air, regular off the shelf humidifier. I only run it once in a while during the winter and it works fine. Get my cellar to around 80%. It then take a few week and is back to 60%. Frankly, I don't know why I bother as I don't believe that 60% is any way a problem. This is what I do and ...
by Andrew Demaree
December 16th, 2011, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Bedrock Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon Bedrock Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: TN: 2009 Bedrock Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon Bedrock Vineyard

Thanks for the preview, Larry - sounds great! And the picture is cool, too!
by Andrew Demaree
December 12th, 2011, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: F**k Spectrum Wine auctions
Replies: 26
Views: 1940

Re: F**k Spectrum auctions

Sorry to hear that, Jordan. I've considered bidding a few times but never did. Hearing your experience makes them a definite "pass" for the future.
by Andrew Demaree
December 10th, 2011, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine
Replies: 31
Views: 1956

Re: TN: 2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine

I avoid heavy, "jammy" zin like the plague at this point. For me, Scherrer and Ridge are my big go-to producers in a more moderate style. I'll now add Bedrock to the list. I've only had a glass, but based on the experience would say Joseph Swan might belong there, too. Haven't had a Nalle, so I can'...
by Andrew Demaree
December 10th, 2011, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine
Replies: 31
Views: 1956

Re: TN: 2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine

I think sometimes it's more difficult to write notes that convey the true pleasure of a very good, straightforward wine like this one, vs. a more complex and more heralded cuvee. I had one of these last month - which was, incidentally, my first Bedrock too - and it was a real treat, as I've grown ti...
by Andrew Demaree
December 10th, 2011, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Green stuff on a Monprivato cork
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: Green stuff on a Monprivato cork

You're a brave soul. I'm not sure I could've gotten myself to drink any...green organic matter and wine don't mix, for me.
by Andrew Demaree
December 9th, 2011, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine r u going to pour tonight? Share yours.
Replies: 255
Views: 5615

Re: What wine r u going to pour tonight? Share yours.

2001 Castello di Brolio. Very nice.
by Andrew Demaree
December 9th, 2011, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine (Gift Card) Hunter: $50 for $25 at JJB
Replies: 102
Views: 3928

Re: Wine (Gift Card) Hunter: $50 for $25 at JJB

I'm not seeing that...just getting a face value price in my cart.
by Andrew Demaree
December 9th, 2011, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Stefania Santa Cruz Mts. Cabernet
Replies: 16
Views: 901

Re: TN: 2007 Stefania Santa Cruz Mts. Cabernet

Popped my first Haut Tubee recently and thought it was a fun wine and very good QPR. Haven't opened any of my '08 Crimson Clover yet but am forward to doing so this winter. Paul has been a pleasure to interact with, which makes purchasing even easier.

Andy
by Andrew Demaree
November 29th, 2011, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting question - new vs. old world, what to match with...
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: Tasting question - new vs. old world, what to match with...

Different grape, I might go with Re Manfredi Aglianico del Vulture, from Basilicata. Should run about $25 or so.
by Andrew Demaree
November 29th, 2011, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting question - new vs. old world, what to match with...
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: Tasting question - new vs. old world, what to match with...

Staying with the same/similar grape, maybe Tormaresca Torcicoda? Runs about $20 and has pretty good distribution.
by Andrew Demaree
November 29th, 2011, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Library Credit Card Breach
Replies: 262
Views: 10757

Re: Wine Library Credit Card Breach

Just found out that my other CC was also compromised. I use both cards for wine purchases, which seems to have bitten me on the ass. Luckily, I just got replacement cards for my first compromised CC in the mail. Now, I need to go back around to my automatic payment places and change the info yet aga...
by Andrew Demaree
November 28th, 2011, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cyber Monday Deals
Replies: 17
Views: 1517

Re: Cyber Monday Deals

Cris Whetstone wrote:Living Social has a $40 for $80 at Wine.com.
Curiously, the fine print on this offer says that the wine cannot be shipped to NY (among several other states). Having ordered from Wine.com in the past (related to a similar voucher offer), I'm surprised by this.
by Andrew Demaree
November 23rd, 2011, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: TN: 1997 Von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain

I have had some nice early and mid 1990s Von Strassers over the last few years, usually clocking in around 91-92 points for me. I typically see them at auction for $30-$35, at which price I'm definitely a buyer.
by Andrew Demaree
November 22nd, 2011, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Library Credit Card Breach
Replies: 262
Views: 10757

Re: Wine Library Credit Card Breach

Have had to replace two cards in the last 4 weeks...the second today, after Blizzard and some other fraudulent charges showed up and were caught by the cc company. Very disappointing to hear about how WL handled the cc information, as well as the apparent delay in notifying customers.
by Andrew Demaree
November 19th, 2011, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: TN: 2005 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I appreciate seeing notes on flawed bottles, at least on CT. A few "flawed" notes doesn't bother me, but if I see several for a given wine I start to be more cautious re: purchasing. Of course, great customer service, like Merrill is demonstrating, goes a long way to make me a confident buyer. Merri...
by Andrew Demaree
November 18th, 2011, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cab lovers sign in your favorite
Replies: 73
Views: 2250

Re: Cab lovers sign in your favorite

Montelena - a bottle of the '91 was my all-time favorite wine (with an '89 Lynch Bages right behind).
by Andrew Demaree
November 16th, 2011, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry Creek Valley photos
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Dry Creek Valley photos

Nice shots. Thanks for posting them!
by Andrew Demaree
November 15th, 2011, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Myriad Cab 4 ways
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

Re: 09 Myriad Cab 4 ways

Interesting, Bud. I only received one tracking number in my email. Makes me wonder what happened to the second (Myriad) order.

And I agree about Monday shipping coast-to-coast. Not ideal. Luckily, the weather is fine right now.

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