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by J e s s e C
July 10th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question and TN:2014 Balland-Curtet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Question and TN:2014 Balland-Curtet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits

So I actually haven’t tried it yet. I picked up two mags of the 2010 Meursault Narvaux because they identified roulot on the front label. I figured at $100 or so each, it was a worth a flyer even if not the same exact wine. But I have had little reason to open a mag these days, so it’s unlikely I po...
by J e s s e C
July 10th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question and TN:2014 Balland-Curtet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Question and TN:2014 Balland-Curtet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits

I think it depends. To the best of my recollection, the most recent info identifies Domaine Larue. I don’t think the bottle identifies it anymore, so it could be from the Ballard curtet website or a retailer note. I just remember looking for that info at one time. The older bottles used actually lis...
by J e s s e C
May 23rd, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Part 3: A gathering of 4 on the rooftop with 12`Pol Roger BdB,03`Qupe Chard,17`Morey-Coffinet Romanee,64`Florina Barolo
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Part 3: A gathering of 4 on the rooftop with 12`Pol Roger BdB,03`Qupe Chard,17`Morey-Coffinet Romanee,64`Florina Bar

The 17 Morey Coffinet wines are excellent. I tasted through a lineup that included the CM Romanee, CM Caillerets, PM Pucelles, Meursault Perrieres, Corton Charlie, and Batard. The Caillerets was beautiful right out of the gate. The Romanee and Pucelles needed some coaxing but reached the same level ...
by J e s s e C
May 22nd, 2020, 11:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Charbono - Impressions and Lab Results
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: 2018 Ridge Charbono - Impressions and Lab Results

GregT wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 7:20 pm
Charbono from Calistoga? That has to be someone who's counter-programming! Next time I'm up I have to try that.
I think there may be a few. August Briggs and Robert Foley are others that come to mind. Have not had them recently so cannot say how they compare.
by J e s s e C
May 6th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 152
Views: 7759

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

The earliest I've had was a 1987 Eyrie Reserve Chard picked up at the winery and drunk the same night in 2017. It held up great - nutty, butterscotch, a bit of lemon, and if i recall, a bit of pineapple. Very eye opening in its own right, though that night it was overshadowed by the 85 Eyrie Reserve...
by J e s s e C
April 23rd, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9739

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Can't believe it took 43 replies before someone mentioned Cayuse. The winemaker is from the Rhone. Also: Lagier Merideth (Carol Merideth teaches at Davis), Stolpman, Jaffers, Samsara, Morgan and Donela Actually did on 42 not 43. Yes crazy to see that but maybe the focus was too much on California. ...
by J e s s e C
April 22nd, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9739

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

A lot of mentions for Halcon, but I'm not sure I fully agree. They are certainly good wines, hard to beat in terms of value, and there is much to like in the flavor profile. But to my palate (which is far less experienced than most of you), there is something off with the mouthfeel that keeps them ...
by J e s s e C
April 21st, 2020, 11:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9739

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Somewhat surprised to see no mention of Anthill here. Their Syrahs are easily among what I consider to be the best in the US, especially considering their price point. They are always very good, but some years and some vineyards reach greater heights than others. I once blinded a group that included...
by J e s s e C
April 17th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 3419

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

Would love to join, and will confirm as things firm up. Hope everyone is hanging in there. Bring another magnum of 1992 Old Hill like last time. Cross out the Ravenswood and write in Ridge with a sharpie and we're cool. That wine was killer, nothing like it. I've had a lot of Old Hill 1994-95 and t...
by J e s s e C
April 15th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 3419

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

Would love to join, and will confirm as things firm up. Hope everyone is hanging in there.
by J e s s e C
March 6th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Burg Pre Cru Communes ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1208

Re: Favorite Burg Pre Cru Communes ?

Meursault? Chassagne/Puligny (e.g., Ramonet, PYCM)?
by J e s s e C
February 27th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 6288

Re: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

Yes - a special night indeed! The best part about wine is hearing the stories behind them - whether about the winemakers or winemaking, or one's personal experiences drinking it - and this evening had that in spades. Thank you to George and Blake for organizing, to Blake, Roelanda and Katie for comi...
by J e s s e C
February 24th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for consumers about a 2% DTC assesment
Replies: 72
Views: 2843

Re: Question for consumers about a 2% DTC assesment

Why only DTC and not all sales or restaurant/distribution? In any case, I feel that if the region wants to collect 2% to further the businesses, it should be a cost borne by the business and not passed on to the consumer. So the $50 bottle remains $50 but $1 of the sale goes to fund this BID or mark...
by J e s s e C
February 18th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 6288

Re: See first post for who brings what: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

Just bring one of the Old Hills. A worthy piece of history. Selfishly I have had several 94 and 95 old hills recently so the 92 would be great. I thought about dessert wine and I ask not, not on a weeknight and people driving right after the dinner. It's last minute alcohol so whatever one's BA is ...
by J e s s e C
February 18th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 6288

Re: See first post for who brings what: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

Will bring some 90s ravenswood zin. 92 old hill mag and 94 Old hill. Thought I had a 97 joseph swan but turns out it’s a 2001 and a bit too late. If corkage not an issue I’m happy to bring a few others that I’m less sure about and we can give them a spin (82 Davis Bynum and early 90s Gary Farrell zi...
by J e s s e C
January 27th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Balanced Wine Selections BD11
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: Balanced Wine Selections 40% OFF ALL WINES for BD11

Agree on the Platinetti Guido Ghemme. Very much enjoyed the 09 I purchased from BWS a few years back (as well as the 09 Gianatti Giorgio Grumello). Have a few bottles of the 2010 Ghemme but still have yet to check on them.
by J e s s e C
January 27th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Balanced Wine Selections BD11
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: Balanced Wine Selections 40% OFF ALL WINES for BD11

Done! The last set of grumello and ghemme I picked up was great, so I figured I'd try a few more along those lines, plus some other wines unfamiliar to me (albarinos and pavelot whites). Thanks for the offer!
by J e s s e C
January 27th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 8272

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

Quick question - how do the various porterhouse sizes translate to approximate thickness? Thanks!
by J e s s e C
January 13th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 6288

Re: Update as of today Jan. 11: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb 19 or 26

Conflict on the 19th. 26th should work. thanks!
by J e s s e C
December 31st, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 5373

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

Hi all - it now looks like I may need to be in trial those days. While I'd love to attend, I see there is a waitlist for this. I think its best at this time that I give up my spot so that someone the waitlist can properly plan to attend. If the trial ends up moving, I will check back in to see if an...
by J e s s e C
December 26th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1911

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

If 100% Counoise from a fairly mainstream producer counts: 2017 Tablas Creek Counoise (12/25/19). Bright, see-through red. Very pretty in the glass actually. Light to medium bodied. Nose is predominantly red fruited - strawberry, cherry, cranberry. Tastes largely the same with soft red fruits, but w...
by J e s s e C
December 23rd, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1164

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

2016 Sylvain Cathiard Coteaux Bourguignons Les Croix Blanches Based on google, its a field blend of roughly 2/3 Pinot, 1/3 Gamay (though I have seen some differing numbers) from around Vosne. My first experience with such a pinot/gamay blend and with a Coteaux Bourguignons generally. Might have been...
by J e s s e C
December 18th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why this auction bizot crazy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1697

Re: why this auction bizot crazy?

I brought a bottle of Bizot VV to an offline a few years back and thought it was pretty good - red fruited, spiced, elegant, but still with some fine but grippy tannins to work through. That said, I wouldn't be spending $500 on it either. For some reason, I was under the impression that 09 was the l...
by J e s s e C
December 13th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 6288

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

Interested subject to final date. Thanks!
by J e s s e C
December 13th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody hear from Vinfolio?
Replies: 30
Views: 3872

Re: anybody hear from Vinfolio?

Not to discount anyone else’s experience but mine this week was very different. Took a flyer since their Champagne sale + 1 cent shipping + $50 Amex credit combined to make for some attractive pricing. I was looking to round out the order with a few collector bottles to qualify for the Amex credit, ...
by J e s s e C
December 2nd, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 5373

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

Rich - thanks for the note. Still free both days, but if we do the SF/Peninsula split like last time, I'd prefer the peninsula location as well. Looking forward to catching up with folks.
by J e s s e C
November 27th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5620

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2007 Whitethorn Winery PN - Demuth Vineyard, Anderson Valley Unfamiliar with the winery but purchased on a whim from K&L because I liked Anthill's 07 Demuth. Unfortunately, this was nowhere close to the Anthill. The Whitethorn was far more dark fruited, extracted, showing more alcohol (14.7 on label...
by J e s s e C
November 19th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 5373

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

my schedule is up in the air but id be interested if timing works out. i think its been a few years since we last met down on the peninsula.
by J e s s e C
September 6th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 403
Views: 25008

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Fu, stop writing off so much time. That feels like a 1.2
I respectfully disagree. With his name, he should be converting to square or cubic footage of additional storage, and doing it in .3.
by J e s s e C
September 3rd, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 53
Views: 4359

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

waitlist please. still checking on date. thanks!
by J e s s e C
September 3rd, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 8709

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

unfortunately, i won't be able to make the 17th work. enjoy, and please post notes for the rest of us!
by J e s s e C
July 18th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 8709

Re: Dinner at Golden Triangle in Los Gatos in Sept. or Oct. and the theme will be...

Interested too. Would love to join subject to final date and time.
by J e s s e C
May 31st, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourgogne-Aligoté
Replies: 22
Views: 1821

Re: Bourgogne-Aligoté

Just picked up a bottle from Ramonet, at $50, I feel it's worth a fun try for me. Ramonet Bouzeron is a good wine, and probably my favorite aligote (not having hadthe Leroy, d'Auvenay, or Ponsot (at least a non-corked version of the Ponsot)). I've been trying aligote a fair amount recently. Off mem...
by J e s s e C
May 21st, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 La Chablisienne Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: TN: 2012 La Chablisienne Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Enjoy these wines too - most recently an 08 Preuses and 15 Bougros. K&L often carries their wines if you are looking for them.
by J e s s e C
May 21st, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?
Replies: 62
Views: 3481

Re: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?

Yes and no. Its not the sheer number that is problematic. Its how many of them (1) don't add meaningful insight into the differences of that vineyard and (2) just aren't good, yet are bottled with "xyz vineyard" on the label because that is supposed to sell better. As others have pointed out, burgun...
by J e s s e C
May 17th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 21532

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I too am disappointed not to have received the allocations that I received in the past, but moreso that I was not informed until months after being billed to for the estate wines. While those wines are fine, I would not be purchasing them were it not for the Monte Bello allocation. They are only val...
by J e s s e C
May 16th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 48
Views: 4037

Re: 2017 Gonon

J. Galang wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 11:29 am
I am almost afraid to ask, but how much do the 2017's go for now?
K&L posted I think a case of 2016 and 2017 in the last few days at $120. It was gone within an hour, so someone (not me) is very willing to pay that price.
by J e s s e C
April 28th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel, or à la recherche du temps perdu
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: TN: 2000 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel, or à la recherche du temps perdu

This wine is probably the most memorable zin I have had. Opened my last two a few years back and they were drinking like well aged Bordeaux. Really good stuff.
by J e s s e C
February 26th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5929

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

I second many of the international recommendations. Tempier is my benchmark rose. Domestically, Unti, Tercero, Bedrock (some years more than others), Sanglier (have only tried one vintage), and Limerick Lane have been pretty good to me. For many of these, I like their rose more than any other wine i...
by J e s s e C
January 27th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 247
Views: 23884

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

ive been looking for burg stems for awhile now (usually reach for gabriels for everything else). was a bit late to the game on the trials but the generous pricing, return and breakage policy, and my past experience getting my gabriels from Chris makes this seem like no downside. picked up a dozen Cr...
by J e s s e C
November 15th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee
Replies: 82
Views: 4259

Re: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee

Alan Rath wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Lawyer fight! Lawyer fight!

Doesn't quite have the same ring as Cat Fight!
Only due to your lack of creativity, Alan. There are so many ways to refer to us lawyers...some less appreciated than others. =)
by J e s s e C
November 15th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee
Replies: 82
Views: 4259

Re: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee

I'm a lowly associate with lots of work dumped on by partners but i'd like to help where I can. Same, though you guys will have to let me know how you guys are navigating ethical conflict and internal risk management / insurance issues at your respective firms. (Someone before had asked about risks...
by J e s s e C
October 31st, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 7701

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

Alan, Frank, Thanks very much! Two palates i have come to trust, combined with your diligence taking notes, always makes for very helpful guideposts. For what its worth, I too found the 2015 fairly taut and mineral (though that's not to say the 2016 won't be even moreso). What I recall is a touch of...
by J e s s e C
October 30th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 7701

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

Can anyone who has tasted both comment on the 2016 bearwallow chard vs 2015? I really liked the 2015's I had from my sampler pack and as expected, there is still a relatively small number of notes on cellartracker for the 2016. Any new thoughts on the Pajaro chard (since last release thread) would a...
by J e s s e C
October 30th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1482
Views: 90139

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Same. And the 2010 Roulot. Greg said both were gone "in seconds." =)
by J e s s e C
September 21st, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Possible SF OL - Sept 20 or Sept 21st?
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: Possible SF OL - Sept 20 or Sept 21st?

I'll do my best to make the tasting. Been wanting to try the rose. Dinner would likely be tough but I'll let you guys know if that changes.
by J e s s e C
July 18th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montmains SCREW CAP
Replies: 32
Views: 1175

TN: 2006 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montmains SCREW CAP

FWIW I just had Michel's 2016 Chablis and thought it was terrible. Literally smelled like Thanksgiving turkey for some reason. Nothing Chablis-like about it. 2016 is a poor Chablis vintage that isn't developing well in bottle. It's better than 2013, and—as always—there are some wines that transcend...
by J e s s e C
July 3rd, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 579
Views: 40450

What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (6/9/2018) Med Pale in color, med in body. Got some reduction when first opened, and then sea shells, light citrus, and fresh air. On the palate I get Med+ acidity and fruit up front, then some richness on the mid palate fro...

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