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by Brian Lynch
February 20th, 2014, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you spot a WineBerserker?
Replies: 41
Views: 1628

How do you spot a WineBerserker?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
Scott Brunson wrote:eye roll at the mention of RMP's latest 100 pointer
. . . while heading to winesearcher for the best price on it
[rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
by Brian Lynch
February 18th, 2014, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Beaucastel CDP: Disappointing Showing
Replies: 10
Views: 562

2001 Beaucastel CDP: Disappointing Showing

The Hommage was smokin hot last Sunday.
by Brian Lynch
February 15th, 2014, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10679
Views: 370144

What bottle of wine did you open today?

Gosset rose and an '02 Ecard et Fils Savigny les Beaune les Narbantons
by Brian Lynch
February 7th, 2014, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers Marie Panek
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Rivers Marie Panek

mike pobega wrote: These are best with 12-18 hour slow-ox.
If you do this, would the wine really be Pobega'd (in common usage) or really "Pobega'd*"? Need a ruling here [cheers.gif]
by Brian Lynch
January 24th, 2014, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker has a cold"
Replies: 66
Views: 3241

"Robert Parker has a cold"

It’s not to say I am comparing Parker to Sinatra Phrased a different way: Would we even be here doing what we do at the level and quality that we do it in if he were never on the wine scene? Please check your bashing at the door. :) “I feel sorry for people who don't bash Parker. When they wake up ...
by Brian Lynch
January 24th, 2014, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine glass for PN recomendations
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Wine glass for PN recomendations

I agree with Humberto on the Zalto. An inexpensive alternative to the Zalto is a knock off available at Crate and Barrel, but there is no comparison if you try them side by side. So maybe buy 1 Zalto for Mike and 3 Crate and Barrel knockoffs for the friends/ house guests who may come over to taste y...
by Brian Lynch
January 23rd, 2014, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Are The 2007 California Cabs Drinking Right Now?
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

How Are The 2007 California Cabs Drinking Right Now?

I tried an '07 Larkmead (basic Cab) recently. I thought it was really young but should show better 5 years down the road. It was fairly fruit forward, so I am hoping secondary and tertiary notes emerge down the road. Given the vineyard site, I think it is a fair bet that it will pay off. I am not in...
by Brian Lynch
January 14th, 2014, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley - what's the scoop?
Replies: 142
Views: 6389

Turley - what's the scoop?

What is in the offer later this month?
by Brian Lynch
January 10th, 2014, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas Spring Release Feb 13
Replies: 93
Views: 6261

Ceritas Spring Release Feb 13

Is that Schrader second wave?
by Brian Lynch
January 10th, 2014, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My first Bedrock - '12 Evangelho
Replies: 26
Views: 1233

TN: My first Bedrock - '12 Evangelho

I had a Lorenzo Heirloom recently and have to say I was really impressed with how it has evolved with some bottle age (compared to one that I tried shortly after release). Really nice vineyard driven terroir. Well done!
by Brian Lynch
January 9th, 2014, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice QPR: 2009 Sella & Mosca Riserva Cannonau Di Sardegna
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Nice QPR: 2009 Sella & Mosca Riserva Cannonau Di Sardegna

I like most of their wines. They have a true sense of place/typicity.
by Brian Lynch
January 5th, 2014, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Produttori vs. Sottimano
Replies: 41
Views: 2381

Produttori vs. Sottimano

Bob, I wasn't talking about optimal drinking windows, I was talking about relative accessibility. Open an 07 or 08 of each (like someone trying both wines for the first time to decide whether they like the style and are willing to buy and lay down some bottles for the future). There is no comparison...
by Brian Lynch
January 5th, 2014, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Produttori vs. Sottimano
Replies: 41
Views: 2381

Produttori vs. Sottimano

I agree with the poll findings, but I think the margin of victory is tied to the fact that Sottimano's wines are very backward and take much longer to become accessible. If you buy and try within a few years of release, you won't be wowed and that may be why so many have lost interest.
by Brian Lynch
January 4th, 2014, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snow, Friday, No Work, Son and GF Visiting, Pizza (later)...what's in your decanter?
Replies: 18
Views: 920

Snow, Friday, No Work, Son and GF Visiting, Pizza (later)...what's in your decanter?

2006 Rivers Marie Cab. Drop dead gorgeous. It is in a really nice drinking phase now.
by Brian Lynch
December 12th, 2013, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philadelphia Wine Group?
Replies: 33
Views: 1164

Philadelphia Wine Group?

Rob, attend a couple of Panzer tastings and I'm sure you'll get plugged in to a lot more Philly wine people. Mike has a valid point about "build it, and they will come". RT Rob I agree with Rich on this especially since you are in CC. You can branch out from there as the participants in Rob P's gro...
by Brian Lynch
December 11th, 2013, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philadelphia Wine Group?
Replies: 33
Views: 1164

Philadelphia Wine Group?

Where are you located in the Philly area? There are a good number of groups dispersed in the 5 counties plus NJ.
by Brian Lynch
December 9th, 2013, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best NYC Wines by the Glass?
Replies: 30
Views: 1546

Best NYC Wines by the Glass?

Gramercy Park Tavern does a great job with BTG selections and menu pairings.
by Brian Lynch
October 31st, 2013, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with aged Riojas?
Replies: 19
Views: 744

What to pair with aged Riojas?

Oddly enough, last weekend I picked up a cheesemonger book that wrote a story about Cabot Clothbound cheddar cheese (from Vermont). It suggested a pairing with a "cigar-boxy" Rioja, so I pulled out a 2001 Sierra Cantabria Rioja Cuvee Especial and gave it a whirl. It was, to my mild surprise, a very ...
by Brian Lynch
October 24th, 2013, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two young reds from Sicily
Replies: 52
Views: 1619

TNs: Two young reds from Sicily

Bob, nice notes. These need some time to benefit, especially the mid to upper labels. I say this based on a similar experience with the Rossos recently. The '10 was good, but I thought it was in a dumb stage as it wasn't giving up much even after time. I had the '08 a month later and it was excellen...
by Brian Lynch
October 23rd, 2013, 12:44 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Northern Virginia
Replies: 72
Views: 10150

Northern Virginia

I don't live in the area any more, but I'm glad so many are on board with this now. If I were there I'd be frequenting on a regular basis

Rays
Tuscarora Mill
2941 (worth the upcharge for the service and ambience)
Ashby (great destinataion)
by Brian Lynch
October 11th, 2013, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Save The Date email arrives
Replies: 139
Views: 7906

Cayuse Save The Date email arrives

Thanks, I'll have to give one a try.
by Brian Lynch
October 11th, 2013, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Save The Date email arrives
Replies: 139
Views: 7906

Cayuse Save The Date email arrives

[ The Armada is easily in the top tier of the Cayuse Syrah portfolio, and in some vintages, I'd say it eclipses the Frog. It's restrained, very mineral driven, higher acidity, thus unlikely to generate the super high scores that the other wines receive in the press. But trust me, in the long run, I...
by Brian Lynch
September 24th, 2013, 11:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Three Floyds in Chicago
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Three Floyds in Chicago

I'm happy to do a trade so let me know what you'd like in return in a pm and we can get something going. I'm pretty sure we have good stuff here in PA (from here or elsewhere) that doesn't reach other markets -unlike wine :-(
by Brian Lynch
September 23rd, 2013, 9:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Three Floyds in Chicago
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Three Floyds in Chicago

I'll be in Chicago in October and wanted to know if there is a good retail shop to find Three Floyds. Proximity to the Intercontinental would be a plus as I will not have a car, but not absolutely essential.
by Brian Lynch
August 12th, 2013, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quebec City Bordeaux Festival
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Quebec City Bordeaux Festival

Has anyone been to this event before? Worth it? Are there can't miss or to avoid events worth highlighting?

http://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/en/bordea ... mande.aspx
by Brian Lynch
August 8th, 2013, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB Cookery - 2011 Lapierre Morgon and 2009 Thivin Cote de Brouilly
Replies: 15
Views: 747

PLCB Cookery - 2011 Lapierre Morgon and 2009 Thivin Cote de Brouilly

Do these have an N (natural) or S (sulfur) on the back label?
by Brian Lynch
August 2nd, 2013, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard
Replies: 18
Views: 715

TN: 2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard

Sherri Shapiro wrote:I just started opening my 07's . . .

My thoughts exactly. Do folks enjoy the RM better young?
by Brian Lynch
July 31st, 2013, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 California Cabernet Retrospective: At Age 10, Wines Show the Year's Difficulties
Replies: 35
Views: 1562

2003 California Cabernet Retrospective: At Age 10, Wines Show the Year's Difficulties

I beg to differ on an '03 Blank from this weekend -- locked and loaded!
by Brian Lynch
July 25th, 2013, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Rochioli Sandwich on Rhys
Replies: 18
Views: 996

A Rochioli Sandwich on Rhys

Nice post!. Slightly OT here - FWIW the '11 Rochioli Estate Chard is delicious!
by Brian Lynch
July 17th, 2013, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Meo Camuzet Clos Vougeot
Replies: 7
Views: 344

1997 Meo Camuzet Clos Vougeot

I take it it is too early to pop an '04. Thoughts?
by Brian Lynch
July 8th, 2013, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle...now live!
Replies: 119
Views: 8130

Carlisle...now live!

I just drank an 05 Gold Mine Zin, and it was beautiful still. This is why I am OK with continuing to buy Mike's wine, and why I continue to stay on his list. One of only 3 lists that I am on. Agree totally. Opened an 06 Montafi a week ago, which was "old" and outside the Parker drinking window. It ...
by Brian Lynch
July 1st, 2013, 11:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for Brew pubs, tasting rooms in PA and Long Island
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Looking for Brew pubs, tasting rooms in PA and Long Island

Selin's Grove Brewery. Only sell at brewery -- highly rated stuff. Closed first week of July, though.

Zeno's in State College -- good selection and often have some rarities, especially since the students can't afford them!
by Brian Lynch
June 30th, 2013, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 15 Riesling GG must trys in no particular order
Replies: 107
Views: 6070

Top 15 Riesling GG must trys in no particular order

Great list. Do you have any preferences for a particular recent vintage? If you consider '10, '11 and '12 how would you rank each vintage?
by Brian Lynch
June 6th, 2013, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Stella di Campalto Podere San Giuseppe Brunello di Montalcino 2004
Replies: 9
Views: 300

TN Stella di Campalto Podere San Giuseppe Brunello di Montalcino 2004

Slightly OT - had the '08 Rosso Saturday. Incredible. Best Rosso I've ever had hands down.
by Brian Lynch
May 25th, 2013, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Wagner-Stempel Siefersheimer Vom Porphyr Trocken
Replies: 3
Views: 94

2011 Wagner-Stempel Siefersheimer Vom Porphyr Trocken

What Gene, Alan and Eric said.
by Brian Lynch
May 15th, 2013, 9:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 397439

What BEER are you drinking?

Jason Hagen wrote:Image

Ballast Point Longfin Lager. Meh.

Jason
Meh is being generous.
by Brian Lynch
May 3rd, 2013, 5:15 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: case of Pliny
Replies: 29
Views: 951

WTB: case of Pliny

Excellent point. My case of Hopslam proved the law of diminishing returns.
by Brian Lynch
April 18th, 2013, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 California Cabernet Blind Tasting
Replies: 11
Views: 665

TN: 1997 California Cabernet Blind Tasting

Great notes. The 97 Monty is great indeed.

Ken, since you mentioned large formats, have you opened a mag of the 99 Monty reccently? I was thinking of opening one next week for an event, so any input would be appreciated, especially on slow ox or decanting tips.
by Brian Lynch
April 2nd, 2013, 12:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 397439

What BEER are you drinking?

Nolan E wrote:
Mel Hill wrote:
Nolan E wrote:Ommegang Iron Throne
good choice for tonight!
It was no mere accident!

How was it?
by Brian Lynch
March 20th, 2013, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni backhands Parker
Replies: 713
Views: 32588

Re: Galloni backhands Parker

TWA is using the same firm for this that handled the Spanish Inquisition.

Sonoma, highly anticipated? How many customers did they lose for numerous other delayed editions?
by Brian Lynch
March 20th, 2013, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni backhands Parker
Replies: 713
Views: 32588

Re: Galloni backhands Parker

"Defendants fraudulent and deceptive conduct not only damaged plaintiff's reputation, of being a highly regarded publications, to its current and prospective subscribers , but it also damaged its relations with wineries in that defendants' fraud utilized plaintiff's personnel and goodwill and, thus,...
by Brian Lynch
March 5th, 2013, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your one recommendation for NY restaurant
Replies: 58
Views: 1688

Re: Your one recommendation for NY restaurant

Eating in the Bar/Lounge area of the three stars is my favorite way to go. Per Se - Really nice area in front (the lounge) with a beautiful view of Central Park. You can order the whole menu. Tables are also small. But the view of Central Park makes up for this. Winelist has crazy markups. Per Se a...
by Brian Lynch
March 4th, 2013, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Schrader
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: 2010 Schrader

IIRC, I think they did a 4 pack in '10, so make sure the denominator is right relative to other vintage pricing (where I think there were 5 packs)
by Brian Lynch
February 24th, 2013, 1:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 397439

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Joe Hauck wrote:
Anthony Lombardi wrote:Catching up:

I prefer maltier IPA's
Look for Stoudt's Double IPA (from PA)
by Brian Lynch
February 20th, 2013, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN EBA Email Arrival
Replies: 32
Views: 2121

Re: SQN EBA Email Arrival

Does anyone know if you have to buy the white to keep your slot on the mailing list? I didn't get an allocation of the Estate box, and I'm not a huge fan of the whites (not a SQN thing, more of a dry white wine thing). Brian, if you find out an answer, please post back here as I am in the same boat...
by Brian Lynch
February 2nd, 2013, 7:29 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What East Coast brews do I need to try?
Replies: 39
Views: 647

Re: What East Coast brews do I need to try?

I'll give a strong "second" vote for Hill Farmstead Troegs Nugget Nectar (move fast, it was just released and will be gone by this week in most markets); it's my "go to" second beer after a Hopslam Perpetual IPA - easier to find; very solid Another RC brewer worth trying is Stillwater. They make a f...
by Brian Lynch
January 9th, 2013, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Older Aussies
Replies: 58
Views: 2078

Re: Old Aussies

I happened upon the Penley Phoenix as a well priced value wine that (1) represents a solid wine list choice particularly when the wine list wasn't that great, and (2) was crowd pleaser especially for those who aren't deep into wine buying/cellaring. I 'd consider buying it in quantities for entertai...
by Brian Lynch
January 8th, 2013, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Next Cellar?
Replies: 43
Views: 1747

Re: Your Next Cellar?

Beautiful, Lori!
by Brian Lynch
January 8th, 2013, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Older Aussies
Replies: 58
Views: 2078

Re: Old Aussies

Randy Bowman wrote:The line up at home.
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How do the original price tags correlate to current offering market prices?
by Brian Lynch
January 6th, 2013, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canal's Bottlestop in Marlton, NJ
Replies: 18
Views: 1192

Re: Canal's Bottlestop in Marlton, NJ

Very good, with and without Charlie. Highly recommended

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