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by Craig G
May 29th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

Happy 18th birthday, Don!

If I have one bottle of this, when do you recommend opening?
by Craig G
May 28th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caymus cries foul
Replies: 48
Views: 2128

Re: Caymus cries foul

As it cries, so shall it taste.
by Craig G
May 28th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet-Canet 2019 is out - but couldn't find any review?
Replies: 26
Views: 1896

Re: Pontet-Canet 2019 is out - but couldn't find any review?

J. Ashourian wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 5:27 am
Wow. Im not a buyer these days of Bordeaux, especially not en premieur but this is both 1990's pricing and alcohol levels!
2000 Pontet Canet was around $30 EP, I believe.
by Craig G
May 26th, 2020, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 3624

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

I also drink these at a glacial pace but I’m patient and I don’t buy a whole bunch. I have about 35 bottles of sweet whites and 15 Ports. I probably drink a couple whites a year and a Port every couple of years, so I can just let them mature. I have two friends (including Ashish) who are big fans, s...
by Craig G
May 25th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Seems like a lifetime ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1495

Re: TN: Seems like a lifetime ago

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 5:38 pm
My Lordy!!!

I would replicate that trip from top to bottom, accommodations, food and wines! Really excellent, Alan. And thanks for the pictorial. This was a most wonderful read.
You might be able to charge your Tesla there too!
by Craig G
May 25th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1075
Views: 59321

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I keep checking but Panda Express never has it on the menu.
by Craig G
May 25th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you ship Amaro when warm/hot?
Replies: 34
Views: 860

Re: Can you ship Amaro when warm/hot?

If I recall correctly, Fernet Branca can only be destroyed by throwing it into a particular volcanic fissure inside Mount Doom.
by Craig G
May 25th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Second Zoom tasting – Chave Hermitage
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: TN: Second Zoom tasting – Chave Hermitage

Jeff Leve says 10-20% new oak. According to Parker’s original Rhône book, Gerard Chave first experimented with new oak with one barrel of the 1985, so there is some change. 20% new oak might be noticeable early on but I doubt if it would show as oaky over time. It’s like Bertheau in Chambolle - does...
by Craig G
May 24th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1532
Views: 81679

Re: What did you cook tonight?

1974F22F-7462-4BB7-B540-10C28E5DBF1F.jpeg For lunch today we had duck ramen, almost entirely made from scratch and locally sourced ingredients. Duck meat and broth is from leftover duck roasted for dinner the other night, sourced from a local farm. Eggs from the same farm, boiled and marinated ajit...
by Craig G
May 24th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Seems like a lifetime ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1495

Re: TN: Seems like a lifetime ago

alan weinberg wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 4:57 pm
did this all just happen? These places are open? Wife and I were just talking about Carmel. Exciting.
It’s in the fine print. These are from just before Shelter in Place.
by Craig G
May 24th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 4950

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Macdonald. $165. Really compares well to much more expensive stuff. Not widely available tho. whatever, humble brag is so unattractive [rofl.gif] Out of this thread, you picked out this post as unattractive? [rofl.gif] It’s also customary to mention that you just played golf with the MacDonalds whe...
by Craig G
May 24th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: PM problems
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: PM problems

Many great threads on this. Please visit the link to receive your shaming for not using the search function or FAQ:

https://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewto ... =5&t=31711
by Craig G
May 23rd, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 152
Views: 12960

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

doug johnson wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 10:26 am
Craig G wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 7:39 pm
doug johnson wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 6:24 pm
They have '97 Salon for $300 - would you bite on that?
$80 quality for $300... who wouldn’t want that?
Haha! I've never tried such fancy champagne. I take it your opinion is that Salon is an overvalued luxury brand?
I haven’t had much Salon but I’ve had the 97 and I wasn’t very impressed.
by Craig G
May 22nd, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 152
Views: 12960

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

doug johnson wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 6:24 pm
They have '97 Salon for $300 - would you bite on that?
$80 quality for $300... who wouldn’t want that?
by Craig G
May 22nd, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 16082

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

Fortunately, chicken is tasty and we have a lot of wine.
by Craig G
May 19th, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 1960 Birth Year Wines
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: 1960 Birth Year Wines

I’ve had a few 1960s because it’s my brother’s birthyear. The only one that was really okay was Haut Brion. It was a half bottle in pretty good condition. The wine wasn’t great but it was tasty and fun to drink with my brother and mom, though I made the mistake of answering my mom when she asked muc...
by Craig G
May 19th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 48
Views: 3185

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

heya folks...whats the drinking window for a bourgogne rouge from a respected producer? 2012 and 2014...are these past their prime at this point? have a good price on these two vintages and just was hoping for some guidance as to whether its worth it...i think the '14 is still fine but '12? I would...
by Craig G
May 18th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5489

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

I didn’t realize Bedrock made the CS. I’ll have to try that.
by Craig G
May 18th, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5489

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

I wasn’t clear if the OP was restricting to USA or pure Cab. My CA favorites in this range are Ridge and Dehlinger, but if open to France and Cab blends, I would strongly recommend tasting some Bordeaux. There is a bunch of good value between $15 and $75 if you like the style (and recent weather an...
by Craig G
May 17th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 108
Views: 9089

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

A G Aguirre wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 3:09 pm
2x 03 Chave Hermitage closed at $1470 (with BP) on KL today... that’s nearly +50% from just 5-6 months ago.
Cough syrup is in higher demand these days.
by Craig G
May 17th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5489

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

I wasn’t clear if the OP was restricting to USA or pure Cab. My CA favorites in this range are Ridge and Dehlinger, but if open to France and Cab blends, I would strongly recommend tasting some Bordeaux. There is a bunch of good value between $15 and $75 if you like the style (and recent weather and...
by Craig G
May 17th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New St. Emilion Classification
Replies: 143
Views: 18514

Re: New St. Emilion Classification

Now that the market has inconveniently refused to participate in the delusion that Pavie and Angelus are equal to Cheval-Blanc and Ausone, a demotion should be in order. Should we demote a bunch of chateau in classe B as well? and the Grand Cru? A lot of them don't stack up to their peers. For exam...
by Craig G
May 17th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large Burg Houses
Replies: 24
Views: 1193

Re: Large Burg Houses

To me Faiveley currently makes wines for a California palate. I've had people tell me that their reds have gotten a lot better, so I tried a 13 Fuees recently - it was a hugely extracted wine and the oak was absolutely overpowering. That said, if you want a very big oaky style of Pinot, Faiveley ca...
by Craig G
May 16th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bouchard Le Montrachet Anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 1621

Re: Bouchard Le Montrachet Anyone?

Kris Patten wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 10:08 pm
Different strokes....and all....2 kids under 5, I can't afford either any longer.
That’s a shame. You’ll probably miss your kids if you sell them.
by Craig G
May 15th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Northern Rhone?
Replies: 26
Views: 2228

Re: 2019 Northern Rhone?

John Morris wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 9:56 am
Robert Panzer wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:47 pm
A brief JLL thought on '19 N Rhone: "2019, by the way, is extremely promising, with greater freshness and a more fluid style than 2018: a vintage to be extremely interested in. I will be posting notes on those I tasted during my many visits."
"A more fluid style" [scratch.gif]
Bingo!
by Craig G
May 14th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 152
Views: 13648

Re: 2008 Salon

It’s down to $5999.99 for the box! Who’s in?

(Envoyer)
by Craig G
May 12th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11824
Views: 441366

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Will Clements wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 8:11 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Will Clements wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 5:17 pm
The 18 year old brought her bf over for the first time.
.....so this is what you served them?
Well myself and my wife and them. So yes.
“Mess with my daughter and you’ll Peay.”
by Craig G
May 12th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 16’ Harlan estate
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: 16’ Harlan estate

If you can’t find a buyer directly, I expect you can auction the few bottles locally through K&L. There is one for sale now so you could follow that and see what it sells for. It has three bidders so far. If you shop there you could take credit and avoid the seller’s premium.
by Craig G
May 11th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging NV Champagne
Replies: 19
Views: 913

Re: Aging NV Champagne

I actually started a thread several years ago on aging Bollinger Special Cuvée but it turned into a bit of a bashing thread on Bollinger’s vintage wines. I’ve had very good success aging this wine for five years or more. I’m just about to take delivery of a case that was purchased in 2018, and if I’...
by Craig G
May 11th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Second Tier in Burgundy
Replies: 68
Views: 5156

Re: The Second Tier in Burgundy

Not meaning to derail the thread, but as someone who knows virtually zero about Burgundy (but is looking to change that), I came across a Parisian retailer that ships to Portugal and was surprised by how affordable Hudelot-Noëllat and Henri Gouges appear to be compared to other producers in the are...
by Craig G
May 10th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chartogne-Tallet 2013 Chemin de Reims BdB
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: TN: Chartogne-Tallet 2013 Chemin de Reims BdB

Kris Patten wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 8:26 pm
We drank a Sainte-Anne today. Great everyday bubbles.
Same here, and had 2013 Orizeaux and 2011 Chenin de Reims In the last week. I love these wines. Just bought some 2012 Chenin de Reims after reading this.
by Craig G
May 10th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11824
Views: 441366

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Alfio Mozzi Valtellina Grisone. I like this wine because it sounds like it’s made by the Mafia. And it’s a very cool expression of Nebbiolo.

Chartogne Taillet Cuvée Ste. Anne. Super Champagne for $40-45, for those who like citrus/mineral as opposed to brioche style.
by Craig G
May 10th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great, Light, Juicy Burgundy
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: Great, Light, Juicy Burgundy

Mercurey from Faiveley. They start around $25 and go to about $45 for the 1er Crus. Any recent vintage is good.
by Craig G
May 10th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current best value white Burgundies
Replies: 57
Views: 2403

Re: Current best value white Burgundies

My current best values are the Domaine Renaud Macons (Charnay and Solutré) from K&L. They’re unusually good for $20. There are a bunch of other white Burgs in that range but most of those I’ve tried have been disappointing.

The Bize BB Perrières is really good too. It’s more like $35 or $40.
by Craig G
May 9th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6024

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

Bdklein wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Craig G wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 3:44 pm
I did a spit take when I read that Chuck Wagner accused Beckstoffer of doing things for personal financial gain.
Has he met his own son??
Chuck is the son who turned Caymus into a monstrosity, I believe. His son Charlie is now responsible for some sub-monstrosities.
by Craig G
May 9th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6024

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

I was going to say that we drink with a number of Millenials (like Yao) who could afford these wines, but they seem to be drinking European wines instead.
by Craig G
May 9th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6024

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

I did a spit take when I read that Chuck Wagner accused Beckstoffer of doing things for personal financial gain.
by Craig G
May 9th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!
Replies: 328
Views: 25235

Re: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!

David and Scott have restored balance to the limerick universe. Thank you, gentlemen.
by Craig G
May 8th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!
Replies: 328
Views: 25235

Re: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!

If they rhymed.
by Craig G
May 8th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freaking Awesome Village !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2896

Re: Freaking Awesome Village !!

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 4:46 pm
It sure as shit better be awesome. At ~$125, it's pricing is well into 1er territory.
It’s not a cheap Villages wine, but current vintage is not $125.
by Craig G
May 8th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!
Replies: 328
Views: 25235

Re: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!

There once was a plumber from Chi-Town Who was not known to clean or flush down While drinking a case of Chard That was all buttered with lard To a thunderous puke in the bucket of renown When I read this I am always remiss At the toilet stained with piss And the ring of crap Is grosser than that A...
by Craig G
May 7th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!
Replies: 328
Views: 25235

Re: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Craig G wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 10:43 am
There once was a plumber from IL
Who tasted both good wines and swill.
A wine found to suck, it
Was dumped in the bucket
To a thunderous flush and refill.
That’s fabulous!
[bow.gif]
by Craig G
May 7th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2168

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Just finished a glass. A bit tight and harsh upon opening. But with air, I have to say that I found Jeff Leve's last tasting note and score (94) on Cellartracker spot on. You Sir, have good taste! I cannot say the same for those two weenies who seem to know each other however neener WTF? Someone co...
by Craig G
May 6th, 2020, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine to pair with morels
Replies: 46
Views: 1793

Re: What wine to pair with morels

Josh Grossman wrote:
May 6th, 2020, 3:21 pm
End of the season now with the giant whites where I am:
Pfft...
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by Craig G
May 5th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 2894

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

1994 Chateau Pontet Canet For my tastes (much more on the classic end of the spectrum) I believe many ‘94 Bordeaux have turned out great, given the reputation of the vintage. I have great experiences with the 94 Pontet Canet as well (actually bought a case of magnums late last year at auction after...
by Craig G
May 5th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 2894

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

Although I have not had it, and therefore cannot verify the claim, people speak highly of Chave Hermitage 2003. It could therefore make the list of great wines in absolutely stunningly awful vintages. IMO that wine is horrific, the poster child of a too hot year. But Chave indeed excels in poor yea...
by Craig G
May 4th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 98
Views: 5928

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

Andrew, did you mean $1400 for both Ech & Corton, or each?
by Craig G
May 2nd, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Northern Rhone?
Replies: 26
Views: 2228

Re: 2019 Northern Rhone?

Ethan Abraham wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 4:16 am
I have yet to even taste a 17 or 18!
LOL, that’s what I was thinking. Just contacted my usual source to see if they were getting 2017 Chave St. Jo.
by Craig G
May 2nd, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers you wish you had more of
Replies: 66
Views: 2990

Re: Producers you wish you had more of

I thought about this more and came up with Pignan. Rayas was always a bit beyond my price range so I never would have collected a lot, but through the release of the 2006, Pignan roughly tracked other top CdP like VT, Beaucastel and Pegau. Unfortunately I didn’t really start buying any until a frien...

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