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by Anton D
August 11th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing dinner and wines
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Amazing dinner and wines

adam caldwell wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Awesome dinner and wines.
Nothing more to say other than +1.
by Anton D
August 7th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 44
Views: 2400

Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

JFertitta wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 9:47 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 12:55 pm
This is as good a place as any to drop this. We need to get Will to post here

I DM'd him on IG
I think what he's doing is awesome. I hope it's a screaming success.
by Anton D
August 6th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world's most expensive wines- from Wine Searcher
Replies: 41
Views: 2135

Re: The world's most expensive wines- from Wine Searcher

Sometimes, I feel embarrassed about the society/world I live in.

Not saying that out of envy, not impugning anybody, just pondering my world.
by Anton D
August 6th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not enjoying wine at the moment.
Replies: 51
Views: 2283

Re: Not enjoying wine at the moment.

Maybe it is just me, but I am not having any fun or enjoyment from wine right now. I have taste and am not ill, just not getting pleasure. Pretty sure that it is my stress level and or a bit of depression. When a glass of Ultramarines Rose doesn’t do it, it is probably time to take a break. Anyone ...
by Anton D
August 6th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 44
Views: 2400

Re: NBA Player’s Unofficial Wine Club

Loved that article. Thanks for posting it! My favorite part... "At his hotel in Orlando, Redick did not see any such wines available, or anything close. "OK," he thought to himself. "I need to remedy this." Redick dialed his New York-based wine broker and immediately asked him to send a shipment. Th...
by Anton D
August 3rd, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Fall 2020 Release
Replies: 22
Views: 1362

Re: Williams Selyem Fall 2020 Release

Douglas Breen wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:10 pm
Would love to know how much the ‘buy full allotment’ is for the long time customers. That would be beyond my yearly Wine expenditures.
It would have been over 5K for "all in."
by Anton D
August 3rd, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn 2017 release
Replies: 29
Views: 1874

Re: Dunn 2017 release

Chris Seiber wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 11:15 pm
How do their list prices compare to retail? Is there a automatic or minimum purchase?
I don't think it is a secret, but you don't see it mentioned much: yearly buyers get every 4th vintage at 50% discount.
by Anton D
August 3rd, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn 2017 release
Replies: 29
Views: 1874

Re: Dunn 2017 release

Andrew S wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 9:16 am
Anyone know the blend for the ‘17 Napa Cab?
100% cab.

From their website: "Both of our wines are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 32 months in 100% new French oak."
by Anton D
August 3rd, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Fall 2020 Release
Replies: 22
Views: 1362

Re: Williams Selyem Fall 2020 Release

J. Rock wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 10:19 am
I don't think they make enough cuvees
[rofl.gif]
by Anton D
August 2nd, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week
Replies: 24
Views: 1115

Re: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week

Inspired by this thread, we raided the garden and made pesto last night and paired it with a Once and Future 2014 Petit Syrah, whose brooding and deep dark fruit profile went well with the food. Then went on to an Alden Alli 2017 Limerick Lane zin whose fruit is not over the top and it was also a go...
by Anton D
August 2nd, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Bloom's Field
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Bloom's Field

Great note!

I love this producer.

Perhaps the best 'structure' in California.
by Anton D
August 2nd, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn 2017 release
Replies: 29
Views: 1874

Re: Dunn 2017 release

Interesting that their notes suggest a style softening? Plush (Less) and Will not punish you are not descriptors I usually associate with Dunn. I haven’t had any in a decade though, so have they switched a bit stylistically? I’ve read suggestions to that effect on here, but I don’t know firsthand. ...
by Anton D
August 2nd, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn 2017 release
Replies: 29
Views: 1874

Re: Dunn 2017 release

Interesting that their notes suggest a style softening? Plush (Less) and Will not punish you are not descriptors I usually associate with Dunn. I haven’t had any in a decade though, so have they switched a bit stylistically? Yes, softer oak and vanilla, not as tight on the tanins, the fruit is some...
by Anton D
August 1st, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn 2017 release
Replies: 29
Views: 1874

Re: Dunn 2017 release

Dunn is an automatic buy for me.

Highly recommended for anyone thinking about it!
by Anton D
July 31st, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5500

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Very glad you are OK...and looking forward to your notes when your smeller is back in shape! [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
July 30th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Once & Future Wine Zinfandel Old Hill Ranch
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: TN: 2018 Once & Future Wine Zinfandel Old Hill Ranch

That is a hall of fame quality note, man.
by Anton D
July 29th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????
Replies: 53
Views: 1789

Re: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????

Br1an Th0rne wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 2:06 pm
I am struggling to think of any red wine that shows better at 72F than at 62F.
If you think of one, let us know! [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
July 29th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????
Replies: 53
Views: 1789

Re: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????

I'm fine with saying almost all reds are best served at cellar temp and allowed to come toward 'room temperature' as they sit open while we taste or swirl. I agree that actual room temp is too high for starting to taste, especially regarding the alcoholic aspect. Then again, I prefer lower alcohol w...
by Anton D
July 28th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 3rd Grade Field Trips to the Ohio Historical Society sucked.
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: My 3rd Grade Field Trips to the Ohio Historical Society sucked.

That’s great!

When our kids were little, we’d help them put together root beer and ginger ale tastings/taste offs!

What a cool field trip!
by Anton D
July 28th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Palate sensitivity over time...
Replies: 22
Views: 802

Palate sensitivity over time...

Another thread reminding me of something.... I think many things we notice about our wine tasting experiences are the product of practice and previous exposure. (Obvious platitude.) "Well, D'uh," you say, but as it relates to flaws it may be what accounts for some people noticing more flaws...more B...
by Anton D
July 27th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 28677

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Joel is offering a MIXED CASE of his Ravenswood Library wines exclusively to you! This note is to announce our upcoming release that will take place at 12:01am PST, Tuesday, August 4th 2020. The offering will be open until 11:59 pm PST, Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 12:01am... A case cherry picked by ...
by Anton D
July 27th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I learn the most about wine when I whiff on a bilnd taste...
Replies: 3
Views: 449

I learn the most about wine when I whiff on a bilnd taste...

I love blind tasting, I am frequently wrong and often in doubt, but blind tasting really makes me try to focus on my perceptions... The other night, my wife hit me with a doozy. When we 'play,' I can't even look at the wine for clues... On the nose, some gentle wood, not oak...like a thermidor. Some...
by Anton D
July 27th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: If Everything were Normal, and Teleportation were Possible....
Replies: 45
Views: 1312

Re: If Everything were Normal, and Teleportation were Possible....

Damon Baehrel, if it is real. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/08/29/damon-baehrel-the-most-exclusive-restaurant-in-america It is real for sure. If you have been, please tell us about it! It is on my bucket list. Actually, perhaps at the top of my bucket list. Your post even gave me goose bu...
by Anton D
July 27th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagnes that Age
Replies: 37
Views: 1522

Re: Champagnes that Age

This is a fascinating topic. Up until the late 80s, nobody seemed interested in aged Champagne. It was almost free at Butterfield and Butterfield auctions. ("Brown" diamonds were also considered worthless.) I don't know what went wrong, but people picked up and both....now they are crazy expensive! ...
by Anton D
July 27th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: THAI BEEF SALAD
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: THAI BEEF SALAD

And another great Martin recommendation! https://photos.smugmug.com/Berserkland/i-3WSM4TH/0/615a8746/M/2020072708241601--8247740777062447365-IMG_8129-M.jpg Marinade was: Soy sauce, rice vinegar, some fish sauce, Furikake, a touch of lime juice. Marinated for about 90 minutes. Meat cooked on a cast i...
by Anton D
July 27th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pasta MOUNT FUJI
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Pasta MOUNT FUJI

As always, Martin's creativity and zest for life act as great motivation. https://photos.smugmug.com/Berserkland/i-4Gj3nh2/0/e222a1d9/M/2020072708241601-1192191642284367261-IMG_8132-M.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Berserkland/i-9cCD4jf/0/4d8ebf44/M/2020072708241601--228844792898061507-IMG_8133-M.jp...
by Anton D
July 26th, 2020, 12:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?
Replies: 57
Views: 4564

Re: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?

This has been an expensive month for me...I still have Kutch on the 28th (2 cases for me), William & Mary (again 2 cases), and finally Littorai SVD (will not be able to purchase nearly as nuch as I would like). What are others looking forward to? Oh, man! Did I miss William and Mary? That made my t...
by Anton D
July 25th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pasta MOUNT FUJI
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Pasta MOUNT FUJI

I gotta do this.
by Anton D
July 25th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: K-Paul's Restaurant In New Orleans Closes Permanently
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: K-Paul's Restaurant In New Orleans Closes Permanently

I am sad to see the loss of places that always seemed like they would be permanent fixtures in my world.

Back in the day, the restaurant would stick stars on people who ‘did a good job’ on their meal.

One night, I sat and watched my mashed potatoes seem to ‘sweat’ butter droplets.
by Anton D
July 25th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An evolution of the hamburger
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: An evolution of the hamburger

OK, I gotta go learn something new!
by Anton D
July 25th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 88
Views: 3810

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

Local Spicery comes to our farmers market and has a good line of ‘flavored’ salts.

Applewood smoked, Chardonnay (I have no idea how they make it,) Chipotle, even Harissa salt.

Good line up, good texture.

https://www.localspicery.com/
by Anton D
July 18th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 4907

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Marc Hauser wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 8:56 pm
2005-2017 Hanzell Pinot, plus 1998. Gonna keep building for another 3 years until my 50th for an epic tasting of my favorite domestic Pinot.
That is the bomb!
by Anton D
July 17th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 234
Views: 28876

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

David Baum wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 9:37 am
MBerto wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 9:18 am
Currently 2 bottles of 2017 Faethm reds on winebid at $285 each, but no bids.
And W-S low is $350. Just silly numbers. I'll probably pop open the rose from last year soon
Let us know what you think, I am very curious.
by Anton D
July 16th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 4907

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Patrick Duffy wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 12:52 pm
An interesting question and a few surprises when I counted up:

Leoville Barton 53
Pio Cesare 43
G. Borgogno 42
Prieure-Lichine 41
Beaucastel (rouge) 40
Vieux Telegraphe 40
That is very cool! [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
July 16th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 4907

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

I think I am complete on Spottswoode and Dunn cabernets.
by Anton D
July 16th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the first wine you will give your son/daughter?
Replies: 57
Views: 1617

Re: What is the first wine you will give your son/daughter?

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 11:36 pm
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Dipping the binky in the must? [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
July 15th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the first wine you will give your son/daughter?
Replies: 57
Views: 1617

Re: What is the first wine you will give your son/daughter?

I cannot remember the first wines we had our kids (now 34 and 32 taste), but I am going to go with the following because these are what I remember best: 1. When the kids were 16 and 14, we took them to France for a week or so. Most of the time was in Paris, but I got one day in Burgundy. Took the T...
by Anton D
July 10th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s good, again. Alcohol has been rehabilitated...
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: It’s good, again. Alcohol has been rehabilitated...

alan weinberg wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Randy Bowman wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 8:18 pm
every time I have a glass of wine, I can't remember what I had for dinner the next day.
easy explanation—you haven’t had it yet.
Post of the year!
by Anton D
July 9th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 2048

Re: Aubert

Probably one of the few Ca Chardonnays that are in a Grand Cru Class of their own. Have had it several times and honestly I am not sure why i would pay the freight for Burgundy Grand Crus when this wine is so much less $ and equally thrilling. Don't know if the aging profile is nearly the same but ...
by Anton D
July 9th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 2048

Re: Aubert

NED VALOIS wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 10:07 am
Damn!
Something Anton & I agree on !!! [wow.gif]
In that case, give the Peter Michael and Hyde Winery chards a try, amigo!

Oh, and Tres Perlas Brown Ranch chard...so good.
by Anton D
July 9th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 2048

Re: Aubert

Aubert is one of the wineries that I like so much I prepare for the pain.

Delish.
by Anton D
July 8th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s good, again. Alcohol has been rehabilitated...
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

It’s good, again. Alcohol has been rehabilitated...

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamane ... le/2767693

Moderate consumption associated with slower cognitive decline, perhaps.
by Anton D
July 8th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1947 Chateau Caillou Barsac. An experience!
Replies: 18
Views: 712

Re: 1947 Chateau Caillou Barsac. An experience!

Wow!

What a kick in the Barsac!

Great note, it made my mouth water!!!
by Anton D
July 8th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!
Replies: 28
Views: 3391

Re: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!

Piper, William and Mary, and MacDonald are the top three cabs I have discovered thanks to this place! (Rivers Marie, Ceritas, Myriad/Quivet/Becklyn are up there, as well.)

The videos Roy Piper makes are awesome and have been a real education.
by Anton D
July 8th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One of the Best Pieces of Wine Writing I've Read in Years
Replies: 29
Views: 2752

Re: One of the Best Pieces of Wine Writing I've Read in Years

The largest flaw in the petulant Ms Smeltz's premise of wine enjoyment is that affluence and appreciation are mutually exclusive. As one who is definitely not affluent, it seems to me pretentious to assume that because of the size or value of what one has, that discounts the possibility of using th...
by Anton D
July 8th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kobayashi Winery Viognier WeatherEye
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: TN: 2018 Kobayashi Winery Viognier WeatherEye

Yikes.

I thought I would go shop for some. That ain't gonna happen, even on Wine Searcher.

I went and signed up at the winery. Thank you for turning me on to this! [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
July 8th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kobayashi Winery Viognier WeatherEye
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: TN: 2018 Kobayashi Winery Viognier WeatherEye

Thank you for that awesome note!

I love this grape.

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