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by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 30th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding some aged library Mencia
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Finding some aged library Mencia

It's not cheap, but Wine-Searcher is showing three pre-2010 vintages of the Palacios "Las Lamas" available at various shops. I drank the 2007 this past December and it was outstanding.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 29th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 219
Views: 9785

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I was so worried after reading all these posts because I placed about nine orders over the summer for some expensive bottles that I really wanted. When the weather got nicer, I got on the chat and got a hold of someone in 5 minutes. They took the hold off and set a ship date for me. All The wines a...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 29th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 341
Views: 30776

Re: #GlassFire

Great, thanks Karen - I hope the same is true for all their neighbors! (I see now that Sheldon's daughter has been posting updates on the "Paloma Vineyard" account, but I was looking for posts on Sheldon's account, which is the one I'm more used to seeing). A bit of positive news is always good to ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 29th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 341
Views: 30776

Re: #GlassFire

Great, thanks Karen - I hope the same is true for all their neighbors! (I see now that Sheldon's daughter has been posting updates on the "Paloma Vineyard" account, but I was looking for posts on Sheldon's account, which is the one I'm more used to seeing).
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 29th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 341
Views: 30776

Re: #GlassFire

Is there any news about what happened to Togni? It appeared that whole stretch of Spring Mountain Road with Lokoya, Togni, Pride, was in the crosshairs of the fire. I follow Smith-Madrone on Instagram which is in that area. They updated this morning thanking people for the well-wishes and saying th...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 28th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a vertical/horizontal of Domaine Tempier single-vineyard wines, 2003-1990
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: TN: a vertical/horizontal of Domaine Tempier single-vineyard wines, 2003-1990

This is extraordinarily thorough and helpful, Otto! I think I have all of these in the cellar except the two oldest and the 2001 Tourtine, of which I've already drunk my last. I have one of each of the other two 2001s, though, so I'll plan to drink the Migoua much sooner than I had been!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 28th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 341
Views: 30776

Re: #GlassFire

Just terrible news. Hoping it doesn’t get too much worse before it gets better, and that everyone stays safe.

Ugh.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 26th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ***
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: TN: 2003 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ***

J Dove wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 4:56 pm
If I remember correctly, this was closed out at Premier Cru for something like $15. I still have some. Thx for the note. I’ll have to open one next time I need a sugar rush.
Yes, and same. What a deal that was. Down to a couple of ** and five ***.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 26th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"
Replies: 49
Views: 2389

Re: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"

I might change riesling to JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett and Spätlese, only because I anticipate Willi Schaefer pricing will continue to go up faster than other Mosel producers. Prum is a classic estate, consistently high quality year after year, and has pricing that remains reasonab...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 25th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"
Replies: 49
Views: 2389

Re: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"

Sangiovese: Felsina has been suggested, but I’m a naysayer. Well known and not expensive but I never love it. 2015 Lisini Brunello is a steal at $50 and both exemplary and age worthy. At $35 Fuligni Rosso is very reliable. Like many regions in Italy the good choices in the $25-$50 range are numerou...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 25th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"
Replies: 49
Views: 2389

Re: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"

One thing that I like in the sub-$10 range is Santa Cristina (Antinori). I've seen it pop up on a much wider array of restaurant lists than I expected, to the point where if the list is otherwise sub-par I can rely on this wine to be my friend. I bought a ton of 1990 Santa Cristina back in the day....
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 25th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"
Replies: 49
Views: 2389

Re: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"

"Cult" is, as noted, a bit of a problematic descriptor. Using what I think is the better terminology from your thread title, my list of "essential canon" exemplars in the $25-$50 range (and that can be problematic, too, over time, as some prices change faster than others) would include (not repeatin...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 24th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 219
Views: 9785

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Billing the full order at the time of shipping is odd to me. Someone up-thread said this was standard practice, but I've never found this to be the case I have always understood (but this is all second-hand, so anyone who can correct me, please do), that it is standard practice in what used to be c...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 23rd, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So let's compare 1996 Rousseau Chambertin and Chambertin close de Beze, and some other stuff
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: So let's compare 1996 Rousseau Chambertin and Chambertin close de Beze, and some other stuff

At least four (I believe) - Rousseau, Faiveley, Jadot, Bouchard. I was thinking of those who grew their own grapes (that would be rousseau, Damoy and Jacques Prieur). I actually didn't know that the latter three put out both a chambertin and a Clos de beze, but if they do, at least one is from purc...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 23rd, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 310
Views: 27632

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

I trust the few California producers I buy from to decide how they were impacted, and if they will produce and release wine. If they do, I’ll have no hesitancy about buying from them. It’s almost offensive at this point to be painting with such a broad brush. I have more faith in the producers i kn...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 22nd, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sonoma getting high praise from Jeb Dunnuck
Replies: 38
Views: 3376

Re: 2018 Sonoma getting high praise from Jeb Dunnuck

I'm just going to leave this here:
Jeb Dunnuck wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 1:34 pm
the 10,370 wines I reviewed over the past 12 months
[worship.gif] [worship.gif] [dance-clap.gif] [cheers.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 22nd, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your goto dry rub recipe?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: Your goto dry rub recipe?

My go-to "rib rub" has always been from the Aidells and Kelly "Bible": https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Meat-Cookbook-Bruce-Aidells/dp/061813512X Here's a modified version, but buy the book if you don't already have it! https://www.copymethat.com/r/RHWluQq/bruce-aidells-spice-rub-for-pork-or-beef/ [c...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 22nd, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 76
Views: 3229

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 3:25 pm
I've seen several e-mail offers from one retailer that start with "Penetrating Finish", sounds kind of dirty and not fun to have someone at work looking over your shoulder when that comes up LOL
Not to mention that if you start with the penetrating finish, you've got nowhere to go after that...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 22nd, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 76
Views: 3229

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

Peter Kleban wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 12:16 pm
Wine and song? OK, I can't resist
This one just came around on the ol' shuffler...

by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 22nd, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 76
Views: 3229

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

Putting aside that I don’t own a truck to back up, if I bought a case of every wine touted as a “case buy must purchase” by a retailer, I’d be both broke and sleeping in the back yard due to the house overflowing with wine.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 22nd, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"

My autocorrect is pretty good; predicts echezeaux, musigny, Angerville (actually corrects anger to Angerville lol) Mine finally predicts certain words with the correct diacritics, including spätlese and Rhône (my phone also has Côte and Rôtie, but my iPad is still learning those), but it still won’...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 22nd, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 219
Views: 9785

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Got on the chat last night around 10pm and was number 4 in the queue. Still took roughly 30 minutes, but finally got through to CS. Long story short, most of my order placed a few weeks ago were wines that were already sold out when I placed the order. CS canceled the order and gave me a $100 credi...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 21st, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"

To be fully accurate, "Speed laser find Herb" from the OP was actually a voice-dictation fail rather than an auto-correct fail.

But yesterday auto-correct wanted me to call everyone's favorite second-growth Pauillac "Chateau Pichon-Laplander."
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 21st, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2594

Re: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

Hmm, when a doctor says you sound like a lawyer, I don’t think it’s a compliment. Normally, I'd agree - though I'd say consider the source. [wink.gif] In this case, the reviewer explicitly stated it was meant as a compliment, and backed it up with reasons, so the reviewer is probably a lawyer's kid...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 21st, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2594

Re: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

And, I thought your communication skillz are low because you are an attorney. [pillow-fight.gif] [snort.gif] My daughter is a fourth-year medical student and she was doing some mock interviews for the upcoming residency application season. One of the reviewers said that she sounded like an attorney...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 20th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Nahe & Rheinhessen Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 1364

Re: 2020 VDP Nahe & Rheinhessen Ring Auction Thread

Someone with far more money than they need is a really dedicated fan of the late Justice Ginsburg, obviously.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 19th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 219
Views: 9785

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I don't mean to be an alarmist, but I wouldn't trust any status that you see on their website. I’m not trusting anything on their website - I get that. But I do assume that if an order that was not supposed to ship until October suddenly shows as “shipped” on their website, then maybe it has indeed...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 19th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 3870

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

Another lesson I’ve learned - Drink that Wine! It’s fine to save a special bottle that you have earmarked for a kid’s wedding or for your 50th anniversary or for the year it turns 30 from the vintage, but you can’t save every great bottle for some unspecified future time. That’s another way to deny ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 19th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 219
Views: 9785

Re: wine.com delivery fail

All of my futures purchases showed up again - twice - on my credit card. One set showed up as "pending" for a few days and has now disappeared, without ever being moving to posted. The other set showed up as "pending," then moved to posted charges, but reversals showed up a couple of days later as "...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 19th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 392759

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I don't recall seeing these previously, so here are a couple of other previous mysteries "revealed"... 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Mystery: 2016 Nittardi Chianti Classic Riserva Pretty happy with this one. This has 17+ points from Walter Speller at Jancis Robinson, 90 from a Decanter blind panel,...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 19th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 3870

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

I think the biggest thing that I didn't think about when I was buying so much wine was my aging as the wine aged. You start looking at your collection and wonder if you will make it long enough to drink it all or do I want to sell off some. None of my friends with large cellars have given a thought...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 19th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 3870

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

Another tip for those to whom it applies - Back in the days before Covid, for those of us old enough to remember, there used to be a thing called “business travel.” If those days ever return, and if you have a job for which you travel but have your evenings free of dinner obligations, go to the “Who...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 19th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 3870

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

Two thoughts in response to some of Eric’s and Alf’s comments - 1) I love the idea of deep verticals of a favorite wine. Just remember that the future is a difficult thing to predict. Over the next 20 years, what you are able/willing to spend on a bottle of wine may increase faster than the prices o...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 19th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 3870

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

I got started when my first child was born and I decided to buy a single bottle of Bordeaux to open for her 21st birthday. Since I bought it then, it wasn’t her birth-year vintage (I later swapped it out for a larger collection from her birth year). It was a 1989 Pichon-Lalande. (Humorous aside - au...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 18th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 2124

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

That was fun. I was blanked on all my lowball bids, and some of my more aggressive bids (Willi especially and most disappointingly, but good for them that it went for more than I'm willing to pay), but looks like I should end up with 6 of the Clemens-Busch Kabi, 3 each of the Lauer Kabi and Fritz Sp...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 18th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 2124

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

At least I'm learning some more German. For example, I now know the German words for "internet" and "YouTube," along with the phrase "No Willi for you!"
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 18th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 2124

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Yow. No Willi for me...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 18th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 2124

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Rob_S wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 5:34 am
Looks like I should hopefully be getting some Lauer Kabinett
Same here! No dice on my other bids so far, though. I thought I'd get some Lauer 23, but no go. And my lowball on the MaxGrun 3L was blown away... neener
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 17th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 219
Views: 9785

Re: wine.com delivery fail

cjsadler wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Holding/setting aside your bottles seemed to be how it was done in the past.
I'm glad to hear they at least seem(ed) to understand how it is supposed to work.

Hopefully I don't need to call Jerry in to give them the lecture.

by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 17th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 219
Views: 9785

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I should add that I was contacted by their CS once or maybe twice within 2-3 days after placing an order to let me know that an item I had ordered was in fact unavailable, and to work out a replacement. Always mildly disappointing of course, but rare, prompt, professional, and easy to deal with. Thi...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 17th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 219
Views: 9785

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I've also received the update on my outstanding orders that were being held for November shipment: 29 of 33 wines (68 of 74 bottles) that I ordered are no longer available. I told them to cancel anything remaining (all 6 bottles ha ha). This is truly stunning. If this is a widespread problem, and I...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 17th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 888

Re: Another Best Pizza List

I can't believe they left out the real Original Ray's pizza - the one on 11th. [wink.gif] Only one local place on the list (many deserving of consideration), and it's one I've been to dozens of times over the years, yet I've never had their pizza - everyone knows that the thing to get at Frank & Hel...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 15th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 65
Views: 2226

Re: Auctions

FWIW, I’ve had better luck with 1997s from Northern Rhone and Burgundy. Further to this comment, 1997 La Chapelle isn't one of the all-time great La Chapelles, but it's an excellent wine and was delicious when I opened a bottle a couple of years ago. I would certainly include it in any 1997 anniver...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 14th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 256
Views: 15253

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Andrew K. wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Trying to explain to my wife why I want to be up at 6am to watch the livecast of the VDP Grosser auction was fun :P
Ooof I missed that. And I have to tune in early because Muller is near the top. :(
Luckily it's 7am for you.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 11th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 310
Views: 27632

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

KyleC wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 3:51 pm
So cool Carole Meredith is on WB dropping knowledge! [worship.gif]
I agree completely!

And it's consistent with our motto around here:

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by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 11th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Books on N. Rhone?
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: Books on N. Rhone?

What a great resource this site is for publishing "archaeology" - better than Amazon, that's for sure! OK, so three editions of "The Wines of the Rhône" (1978, 1983, 1992) and one edition of "The Wines of the Northern Rhône" (2005) are now accounted for. If anyone has info on any others, please let ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 11th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 219
Views: 9785

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Thanks for the tip on the dupe charges - a bunch hit my card this morning, but all showing as "auth-pending." Crazy.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 11th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Books on N. Rhone?
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: Books on N. Rhone?

Thanks, Arv. So "Wines of the Rhône" has two editions and "Wines of the Northern Rhône" just the one. I wasn't aware of the second edition of the former. Thanks for clarifying. On the one hand, I'm glad I hadn't missed something, on the other I wish there were a more recent edition to miss. It's a g...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 10th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 219
Views: 9785

Re: wine.com delivery fail

See the last week or so of posts in the "best coupons/deals" thread. Apparently they are in the midst of a botched software upgrade that is causing any number of delayed shipments to go out in the midst of the current heat, though you appear to be the first person reporting a box arriving while the ...

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