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by Sh@n A
January 24th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 175
Views: 7367

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

William Kelley wrote: January 24th, 2021, 6:56 am You joke, but 2020 does seem to be a promising vintage... though it may be a bit uneven as the weather in the run up to harvest was extreme. My 2020s are lower in alcohol than my 2019s and 2018s, and I think that is quite common up and down the Côte. But, we will see!
Darn it I went deep 2019...
by Sh@n A
January 22nd, 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The seduction and disappointment in German Spätburgunders
Replies: 30
Views: 1541

Re: TN: The seduction and disappointment in German Spätburgunders

What are thoughts on Furst? Pricing is at Burgundy levels these days. Haven't had them enough to have much insight. But seeing how Burgundy has the widest pricing spread in the world for any wine, "Burgundy level pricing" doesn't really tell anything. Seeing how the entry-level Fürst wine...
by Sh@n A
January 22nd, 2021, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The seduction and disappointment in German Spätburgunders
Replies: 30
Views: 1541

Re: TN: The seduction and disappointment in German Spätburgunders

What are thoughts on Furst? Pricing is at Burgundy levels these days.
by Sh@n A
January 19th, 2021, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Other Ligniers
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Other Ligniers

Doug Schulman wrote: January 19th, 2021, 9:25 am I think they’re both making nice wines, but not at the level of H Lignier.
How far away? The pricing is not at the level of H Lignier, although OP did not ask that question about relative value.
by Sh@n A
January 12th, 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and Politics
Replies: 18
Views: 1570

Re: Wine and Politics

I would consider tariffs (ending/extension/expansion of) a political variable worth considering.
by Sh@n A
January 11th, 2021, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Gilman channeling Dr. Weinberg in his new article on cellaring Burgundy?
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Is Gilman channeling Dr. Weinberg in his new article on cellaring Burgundy?

What is Gilman's pitch for cellaring village burgundy?
by Sh@n A
January 9th, 2021, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Burgundy EP?
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: 2019 Burgundy EP?

I am also surprised by the lack of chatter. I am buying the vintage because my palate aligns with a particular critic, while his vintage report is not yet out (despite all the offers starting and more than a few selling out). Some of my favorite vintages post-2000 are 2009 and 2015, so I like warmer...
by Sh@n A
January 7th, 2021, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jean Marc Millot wines?
Replies: 18
Views: 1698

Re: Jean Marc Millot wines?

A Songeur wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 1:18 am Bought a bunch of Echezeaux 2010 and opened 2. Nice, pure, elegant ... and boring and lacking complexity but maybe because it is too young.
Do other agree with this marker of Millot?
by Sh@n A
January 5th, 2021, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch
Replies: 73
Views: 6008

Re: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch

How did plaintiffs quantify the damages?
by Sh@n A
January 3rd, 2021, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?
Replies: 53
Views: 2703

Re: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?

M.Kaplan wrote: January 3rd, 2021, 11:58 am Roagna lange rosso
Good call. The 2013 is pretty good and under $40
by Sh@n A
January 2nd, 2021, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?
Replies: 53
Views: 2703

Re: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?

I spent a good chunk of November in Oregon due to a death in the family and didn’t have access to my cellar. Goodfellow, PGC, and Evesham Wood were my go to wines when I was picking up stuff to make dinner. Stand outs in the 20-30 being EW Eola cuvée, Goodfellow Whistling Blanc, and PGC Freedom Hil...
by Sh@n A
January 1st, 2021, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?
Replies: 53
Views: 2703

Re: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?

Some recents:
Balthazar Cotes du Rhone: $15
Burlotto Pelaverga: $23
Produttori Normale: $35
Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape: $40
by Sh@n A
December 31st, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Olek Bondonio Barbaresco Roncagliette (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: TN: 2016 Olek Bondonio Barbaresco Roncagliette (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

This was one of the standouts for me from the Chambers 2016 barbaresco tasting. Did not get much buzz at the tasting, and some even refused to taste it calling him a modern producer (?).. but I picked up a couple 750 and mag from Lopa Wine at a good price. Seemed so stuffed with material, I had thou...
by Sh@n A
December 30th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 788
Views: 52697

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Oh well, missed that train. I doubt it. His following is still growing and demonstrably doesn't receive the "influencer" buzz that other Oregon producers receive on this Board or elsewhere. Not many have tired the 2018 WR Heritage #12 (which I think is his best pinot I have tried of his, ...
by Sh@n A
December 30th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 788
Views: 52697

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Vintage Wine Name Maturity Color Rating 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 14 Lewman Vineyard Young 97 RP View Prices 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Old Vine Pommard Lewman Vineyard Early 96 RP View Prices 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Block Eight Fir Crest...
by Sh@n A
December 21st, 2020, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jean Marc Millot wines?
Replies: 18
Views: 1698

Re: Jean Marc Millot wines?

These are very good wines. Meadows is much closer to the mark than Coates. They are made in a ripe but light style, if that makes sense. They have fine and plush tannins, with a lot of upfront fruit. They have a strawberries with cream vibe. I would not compare them to Bertheau. They remind me more...
by Sh@n A
December 19th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 788
Views: 52697

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

JDavisRoby wrote: December 19th, 2020, 8:59 am Has anyone ever looked at the possibility of merging Goodfellow and Matello on CellarTracker?
Q: What is Matello?

A: These days Marcus bottles everything under the Goodfellow label; Matello has been retired.

(answered my own question)
by Sh@n A
December 19th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1468

Re: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine

Jayson Cohen wrote: December 19th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Sh@n A wrote: December 19th, 2020, 4:03 pm The '47 is great. Severed as a 70th year birthday present and this wine was singing.
I didn’t think you were that old. You look great. 😉
The typos are coming more frequently these days
by Sh@n A
December 19th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1468

Re: Vintage Barolo - help understanding this wine

The '47 is great. Severed as a 70th year birthday present and this wine was singing.
by Sh@n A
December 19th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Burgundy EP?
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: 2019 Burgundy EP?

Pricing felt high, but I didn't buy 2018. Is it really flat to 2018? Did the 2018s sell through?
by Sh@n A
December 17th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VinConnect
Replies: 19
Views: 1310

Re: VinConnect

Kevin, can you explain more the pricing issue? It sounds like wineries have a "MSRP" they want to hold channel partners to? And the MSRP is higher than what most retailers would charge?
by Sh@n A
December 14th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy’s DC
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: Zachy’s DC

Email sent. can also try michael mahle who is a WB and works out of their NY office, but interfaces with the DC guys all the time (has been helping me on a shipping thing most recently).
by Sh@n A
December 14th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 119
Views: 8331

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

I havent read the entire thread, just OP. I have ordered a bunch from Vinsrare in the past. Service has been good, and especially good for a lean operation. Pricing has been great (especially on their 20% off sales!). Story 1: There was a snafu where I did receive a wrong bottle (Faiveley Mazi inste...
by Sh@n A
December 12th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 398
Views: 23987

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Received my refund after going through Chat. Using email was not helpful.
by Sh@n A
December 9th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for a good red wine (~$50) as a thank you gift.
Replies: 24
Views: 1598

Re: Looking for a good red wine (~$50) as a thank you gift.

1. Champagne, is just easy and will get used (consumed or regifted! especially during the holidays) 2. My personal recommendation would be 2001 Suduiraut or Rieussec Sauternes (375ml). These are first class wines that are in your price point only because sweets are out of favor. Sweets may fit the h...
by Sh@n A
December 8th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 132
Views: 7912

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

William, your proactive objectivity and transparency makes you the best wine critic out there in my book. The palate and clear communication are just bonuses.
by Sh@n A
December 6th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: H. Lignier: Clos de la Roche after MCMLV bottling
Replies: 11
Views: 781

H. Lignier: Clos de la Roche after MCMLV bottling

Thinking about future purchases. I loved the 2016 Domaine Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche at Paulee, although it costs a pretty penny. Pricing has only gone up and I was reading that the estate now separates some of the juice into an MCMLV bottling ("he Clos de la Roche 'MCMLV' comes entirely f...
by Sh@n A
December 4th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: For wine.com folks, 2016 E. Pira Via Nuova @ $130
Replies: 3
Views: 661

PSA: For wine.com folks, 2016 E. Pira Via Nuova @ $130

I recall this wine was $160+ on release with its 100points. $130 looks like the WS low today. I imagine with your coupon and cash back schemes you will have the lowest price of the 1800 bottles on cellar tracker.
by Sh@n A
December 3rd, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wirecutter on stemware...
Replies: 16
Views: 1150

Re: Wirecutter on stemware...

A theory: Their business model is based on affiliate marketing, taking cuts out of sales from 3rd party sites they send you to. Hence only those major retailers are on their site as they have affiliate relationships with them. Which may thus exclude many other glass models not readily sold on Amazon...
by Sh@n A
December 3rd, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Half tonight; the remainder tomorrow night. Preservation?
Replies: 80
Views: 3130

Re: Half tonight; the remainder tomorrow night. Preservation?

Get a set of six 4 oz boston rounds. 6 for a full bottle of wine, 3 for a half bottle.
by Sh@n A
December 3rd, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10051

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

J a y H a c k wrote: December 3rd, 2020, 7:51 am 3. Ask him about his opinion of Beaujolais and whether the new waive of quality wine making is creating Beaujolais worth searching for, and if so, which ones.
I just assumed this would be a Burgundy zoom neener
by Sh@n A
December 2nd, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?
Replies: 39
Views: 3750

Re: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?

Looking for someone who has tried it! FYI you can buy in UK delivered to US for ~$175. All ears on this idea if you'd like to share No secret. Go on winesearcher, email any retailer and preferably pick one who ships to US directly without your having to make arrangmenets through 3rd party carrier (...
by Sh@n A
December 2nd, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?
Replies: 39
Views: 3750

Re: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?

Looking for someone who has tried it! FYI you can buy in UK delivered to US for ~$175.
by Sh@n A
November 30th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12668

Re: Black Friday Sales

James Francis wrote: November 29th, 2020, 12:58 pm BLACKFRIDAYWKND is $50 off $200 on wine.com
Still trying to get my refund on the last shipping fiasco... pileon
by Sh@n A
November 28th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 2892

Re: Truffles 2020

Geoff F. wrote: November 27th, 2020, 9:34 pm I grabbed a 1oz Alba from Regalis this week and took advantage of the same 15% offer by adding 4oz Burgundy truffles for another $70 (total waste of money).
Why a total waste of money?
by Sh@n A
November 26th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: A question for the forum - a survey of sorts
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: A question for the forum - a survey of sorts

You can put a poll on your post.
by Sh@n A
November 25th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 14291

WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

My WOTY is locked in at this point: the 1989 Lynch Bages. I absolutely loved this wine's silky texture, grip and mouth coating flavors (with a seam of ripe fruit and layered complexity including a little funk). I first tasted this wine at a WB offline where I got the last glass and was blown away. A...
by Sh@n A
November 25th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 340
Views: 24472

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Anyone think pricing for the Comtes may come down? Being offered $175 with shipping. I don't drink white or champagne ever, had a glass of this and rather liked it (didn't have a big allergy which I tend to have from champagne). I could try other vintages as well, but wondering if I should buy a cou...
by Sh@n A
November 22nd, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Albert Rego: AAA member of WB
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Albert Rego: AAA member of WB

Albert did me a favor to pick up a high value order of wine and ship it with his own shipper, and refused payment for his services/help! [cheers.gif] [highfive.gif]
by Sh@n A
November 18th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Trade: My 2016 Burlotto Monvigliero for your 2008/2010 G. Rinaldi Brunate
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Trade: My 2016 Burlotto Monvigliero for your 2008/2010 G. Rinaldi Brunate

If geography matters, I am based in NYC. Not imagining this is for more than 1 or a couple bottles..
by Sh@n A
November 16th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 3031

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

Screwpull for everyday corks. Easily centered, nothing to think about and no hinges to swap out.
Durand for anything that is much older or damaged.
by Sh@n A
November 15th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Burgundy Report from Fine & Rare
Replies: 26
Views: 2508

Re: 2019 Burgundy Report from Fine & Rare

Very interesting to read the 13.5-14.5% alcohol across the board, and the observation that the higher quality areas (presumably = Grand Cru) are on the higher side. More interesting to read that many are unconcerned with this high alcohol %! What are the ramifications of this higher alcohol %? The n...
by Sh@n A
November 12th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5L bottle of California Cab--How Long Can I Age?
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: 5L bottle of California Cab--How Long Can I Age?

I like the large format idea. I went with two 3L instead of one 5L. Easier to store and handle, while maintaining festivity.
by Sh@n A
November 7th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.
Replies: 45
Views: 2737

Re: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.

I try a lot of young wines and do not give them the benefit of the overnight treatment. I have been converted to the cause, however...
by Sh@n A
November 7th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CFU Storage Method
Replies: 1
Views: 486

CFU Storage Method

Just checking in to see if anyone found any draw back to the "CFU storage method" (4-5oz Boston rounds + refridgerated)? I have noticed with some young high acid wines that they come into balance after 1-2 weeks (sample set of 2), as if they were left overnight with the cork in the origina...
by Sh@n A
November 6th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero
Replies: 46
Views: 3151

Re: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero

But they look to only ship to NY. No? Happy to take delivery and ship a case out. Have a 12 pack shipper as well (although its not styro). Another WB helping me on another bottle down in Florida, happy to pay it forward! [cheers.gif] You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Very kind but it would ju...
by Sh@n A
November 5th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero
Replies: 46
Views: 3151

Re: TN: 2016 F. Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero

psa if anyone is looking for the line up for Alessandria Union Square in NY has them. $40 for the classic if you buy 3 or more. I think they still have the base Brovia as well. But they look to only ship to NY. No? Happy to take delivery and ship a case out. Have a 12 pack shipper as well (although...
by Sh@n A
November 3rd, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contemporary Barolo?
Replies: 27
Views: 1690

Re: Contemporary Barolo?

Having a 375ml of 2016 burlotto normale now, and you sure don't/won't need 20 years to appreciate this wine.

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