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by D@vid Bu3ker
July 14th, 2020, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 113
Views: 4991

Re: 2019 German Riesling

David_K wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 10:48 am
Can someone tell me what is so special about the Julian Haart wines?
New kid on the block, therefore the "thing."

Don't get me wrong, the wines are excellent, but they are not some dramatically different/more interesting version of Mosel Riesling.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 13th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano
Replies: 2
Views: 256

TN: 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano

2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (7/13/2020) Two years since my first bottle, and this is much more approachable. It’s still structured, but at least the entry and mid-palate has opened up, and it only clamps down on the finish. It...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 13th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 63
Views: 2902

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

I sense a Huet issue, that while the wines are still very good, the bloom will fall off the rose.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 13th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 63
Views: 2902

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

Ian Dorin wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 8:21 am
So I'm really perplexed by this discussion, and the lack of mention about the new ownership?? Do we really believe that the Bouygues Family (who own Montrose) bought Clos Rougeard to turn it in to something NOT special?
Cynical view here: they want to turn it into a trophy.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 13th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 J & HA Strub Niersteiner Brückchen Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: TN: 2012 J & HA Strub Niersteiner Brückchen Riesling Kabinett

Charlie Gierling wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 5:50 am
And a vineyard that rarely appears on a label. https://weinlagen-info.de/#lage_id=1324
Thanks.

Yeah, it makes such lovely wine. I wonder why it so rarely shows up on its own.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 13th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Albert Boxler Riesling Sommerberg (France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru)
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: TN: 2016 Albert Boxler Riesling Sommerberg (France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru)

Boxler has gotten much sweeter since the turn of the millennium.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 13th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 113
Views: 4991

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Exactly Ian. 2003 is not the only vintage that has been largely left for dead.

2011 is another, and at the low end (estate Rieslings, Kabinett) it is just starting to round into form. The higher pradikats will need more time. Of course it was always a fine dry wine vintage.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 13th, 2020, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Albert Boxler Riesling Sommerberg (France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru)
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: TN: 2016 Albert Boxler Riesling Sommerberg (France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru)

Austria is the better bet for really dry, but again with the extract and alcohol you might interpret them as sweeter than you prefer.

Adam - have you read Riesling Rediscovered? If not, you should. It’s about dry Riesling in the northern hemisphere.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 12th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption changed?
Replies: 30
Views: 1185

Re: Wine conumption changed?

Quantity is about the same as before. I have stopped caring what I open. Everything is fair game.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 12th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 113
Views: 4991

Re: 2019 German Riesling

With the lack of communication from Skurnik this year I have directed my advance purchases to producers from other portfolios.

Just ordered Vollenweider Kabinett and Spatlese this past week.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 12th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 523
Views: 36076

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

Though Barton is hardly a budget bottle.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 12th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 523
Views: 36076

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

Nobody really talks about Leoville Barton anymore. That’s too bad. I flagged it upstream as a “classic stalwart”. I’m with you, David, this is one of the greats. Not flashy, just a perfectly classic Bordeaux. More thinking about general tasting notes, and any buzz at all. I need to open a bottle - ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 12th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 523
Views: 36076

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

Nobody really talks about Leoville Barton anymore.

That’s too bad.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 12th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 J & HA Strub Niersteiner Brückchen Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 2
Views: 173

TN: 2012 J & HA Strub Niersteiner Brückchen Riesling Kabinett

2012 J & HA Strub Niersteiner Brückchen Riesling Kabinett - Germany, Rheinhessen (7/11/2020) Back in 1999 Terry Theise gave me a bottle of 1990 Strub Niersteiner Bruckchen Riesling Spatlese. That wine introduced me to one of the greatest value producers in Germany, but also to a really interesting ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 12th, 2020, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Sandlands Red Table Wine (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: TN: 2018 Sandlands Red Table Wine (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

Thanks Tegan. Looking forward to following this wine across vintages.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 11th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 523
Views: 36076

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

I have been drinking late 1990s and early 2000s Pontet Canet, and there is nothing spoofy/modern about it. It’s classic Bordeaux. Can’t speak to what might have happened after 2004, as the price escalated beyond my willingness to pay, but until then it’s solid.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 11th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Sandlands Red Table Wine (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: TN: 2018 Sandlands Red Table Wine (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

I figured out where I stashed my 2017s. I will need a backhoe and a team of stevedores to get to them.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 11th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Sandlands Merlot (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: TN: 2017 Sandlands Merlot (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)

Well thanks for taking one for the team.

I only have the single bottle.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 11th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Sandlands Red Table Wine (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: TN: 2018 Sandlands Red Table Wine (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

Well at least now I know why I cannot find my 2017. I bought it, but never put it in inventory.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 11th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 63
Views: 2902

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

Baudry. I’d actually say they are the best overall producer given the quality and the breadth of their stable of wines. And that’s where I fall as well. How many bottles of Grezeaux can I get for one Rougeard? Granted my negative view of Rougeard is lately influenced by the decidedly mediocre showi...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 11th, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180261

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Damn. Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 10th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 63
Views: 2902

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

As Robert said, to each their own. It doesn't upset me that there are a number of wines people used to buy cheaply (Allemand, Gonon, Rougeard, etc.) that aren't so cheap anymore. Have fun drinking what you like. Have fun wasting your money. $100 for rougeard is a waste of money? Man there are a lot...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 10th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Sandlands Red Table Wine (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: TN: 2018 Sandlands Red Table Wine (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

I don’t know where I stashed my 2017s. So they are safe for now.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 10th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 113
Views: 4991

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Nope. I have my regular sources. I tell them what I want, and then it shows up.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 10th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 63
Views: 2902

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

Not at all. Just pointing out reality. ;)
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 10th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 63
Views: 2902

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

BlaineRyanHunt wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 4:24 pm
As Robert said, to each their own. It doesn't upset me that there are a number of wines people used to buy cheaply (Allemand, Gonon, Rougeard, etc.) that aren't so cheap anymore. Have fun drinking what you like.
Have fun wasting your money.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 10th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Sandlands Red Table Wine (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Replies: 12
Views: 709

TN: 2018 Sandlands Red Table Wine (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

2018 Sandlands Red Table Wine - USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi (7/10/2020) Fascinating wine that transformed from a relatively simple, fruity quaff to a spicy, fruity, earthy combination over the course of two hours. Drink it too fast, and it could be easily dismissed. Only one bottle left t...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 10th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 63
Views: 2902

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

BlaineRyanHunt wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 4:00 pm
David, you can buy the wines on release for $1-300, depending on bottling. I don't see how that's out-of-line for what most considered world class wine, and the best in it's region.
I bought it when it was $30-$70. Sorry. No.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 10th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 63
Views: 2902

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

Wines already cost more than they are worth, so why does it matter?
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 10th, 2020, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Trimbach 375eme Anniversaire Frederic Emile
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: TN: 2001 Trimbach 375eme Anniversaire Frederic Emile

I also love this wine. In a zoom session I asked Jean Trimbach whether we'd need to wait until 2076 for the next Anniversaire, and after a slight pause he said that the 2016 vintage was so good that they made and planned to release a 390th, probably next year. cool news. I think it comes from a spe...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 9th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Dönnhoff Riesling (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 0
Views: 173

TN: 2011 Dönnhoff Riesling (Germany, Nahe)

2011 Dönnhoff Riesling - Germany, Nahe (7/9/2020) Nine years post-vintage, and this is the best showing yet. Most of he baby fat of a ripe, lower acid vintage has faded, but the wine still shows a youthful core of peach fruit and cherry-studded pineapple. It’s starting to go through a petrol phase ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 9th, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 113
Views: 4991

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Mike C. wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 7:27 pm
How about the 2019 Austrian vintage? What have people been hearing?
https://www.skurnik.com/the-2019-austri ... ge-report/
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 7th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 3
Views: 483

TN: 2006 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

2006 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (7/7/2020) Lot 9.120 Just starting to unfurl. For the first 30 minutes it was bottle sick, and a bit angry. The next 30 minutes it started to show more. Fast forward to 90 minutes and dinner is ready. So is the wine. Th...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 7th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450011

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Tonight: 2006 Produttori del Barbaresco 'Normale'

Getting there...we'll see in an hour or two.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 7th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450011

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Jay Miller wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 12:14 pm
2012 M. Ollivier 'Clisson' Muscadet.
I was a little disconcerted to discover that it wasn't anywhere near as good as a spectacular 2012 Briords tasted 2 weeks ago.
Hmph.

I opened one in January, and it was glorious. Converted an entire room of Chardonnay drinkers.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 7th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 52
Views: 3901

Re: first go with the new Grassls...

Troy Stark wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 2:43 pm
So which of the Grassl glass is best for all around use, the Liberte?
That's the one that I now use as my "all-purpose" glass at home. I do use the Mineralite as a critical evaluation glass, as the size and shape allow me to take a small pour and get very detailed information.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 98
Views: 5687

Re: California Cult

Interesting that I actually had this conversation with a respected California Cabernet winemaker today. He thinks there’s only one “cult” cab left, Screagle. There are lots of expensive wines, but none left that are cult status.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune and Frederic Emile
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: 1990 Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune and Frederic Emile

That’s what I call patience.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: TN: 2018 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)

p.s. had a great FaceTime call with Dan Petroski this afternoon, where we discussed all manner of topics related and unrelated to Massican.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 288

TN: 2018 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2018 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards - USA, California, Napa Valley (7/6/2020) About a year since my last bottle, and this has unfurled in a gorgeous way. It’s all orange zest and lemon cream, with an expansive, almost oily finish that carries a salty intensity and a bit of spice from the new oa...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 52
Views: 3901

Re: first go with the new Grassls...

Been using Grassl almost exclusively for several months. The Mineralité and Liberté are working really well for me. The tasting glass is quite functional, and more likely going to be something I tote around. I've been wondering what the main difference is between the Tasting and the other glasses, ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor - effect on Chetillons?
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor - effect on Chetillons?

Skurnik hosted a Zoom with Rodolphe Péters. Anyone who is interested in the wines, and some additional discussion regarding special bottlings needs to find and watch the replay. Rodolphe has some firm opinions on a few things. I’m interested in his comments but can’t find the video. Care to summari...
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 6th, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor - effect on Chetillons?
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor - effect on Chetillons?

Skurnik hosted a Zoom with Rodolphe Péters. Anyone who is interested in the wines, and some additional discussion regarding special bottlings needs to find and watch the replay. Rodolphe has some firm opinions on a few things.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 5th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1300
Views: 88465

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Bereche Brut Réserve - yummy and a great value
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 5th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #rieslingstudy - July 4th 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: #rieslingstudy - July 4th 2020

Robert Dentice wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:33 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Thanks.
My pleasure, do you drink much of the top Breuer dry wines? Still trying to get my head around these wines.
No. Pricing is such that my local guys will only bring it in if I buy the full 6 packs. Too rich.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 5th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2209

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Kris Patten wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:11 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Bordeaux Reds, Sauternes, and German Riesling Spatlese +.
Not sure I like the balance on a lot of 2018 Germans for long term cellaring.
I would trust Prum, Grunhauser, and Donnhoff and their history.
Well yeah, but just saying Spätlese+ is a bit broader.
by D@vid Bu3ker
July 5th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2209

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Kris Patten wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Bordeaux Reds, Sauternes, and German Riesling Spatlese +.
Not sure I like the balance on a lot of 2018 Germans for long term cellaring.

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