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by D@vid Bu3ker
January 15th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Tercero Mourvèdre Larner Vineyard
Replies: 0
Views: 37

TN: 2013 Tercero Mourvèdre Larner Vineyard

2013 Tercero Mourvèdre Larner Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Ballard Canyon (1/13/2021) Can you really say "popped and poured" when the wine is under screw cap? Well anyway, I opened the bottle, and started in. I was immediately struck by a lighter, more delineated expression ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 15th, 2021, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Old Vine Evangelho Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: TN: 2019 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Old Vine Evangelho Vineyard

Always my favorite D&R wine. Thanks for the early look.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 14th, 2021, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre Corps de Garde Blanc
Replies: 1
Views: 78

TN: 2018 Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre Corps de Garde Blanc

2018 Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre Corps de Garde Blanc - France, Burgundy, Côtes d'Auxerre, Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre (1/14/2021) First time trying a wine from this producer, and impressed by the flavor per dollar ratio. It starts out crunchy and spicy, and finishes with ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 14th, 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)

Thanks for the tasting note Adam. I would love to try a side by side tasting with Ridge, Bedrock, and Desire Lines Evangelho Funny you should mention that. I have now built a tasting flight that includes all of those plus Dirty & Rowdy Evangelho Mourvedre. Should be fun - whenever I can get my ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 14th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)

Thanks for the tasting note Adam. I would love to try a side by side tasting with Ridge, Bedrock, and Desire Lines Evangelho Funny you should mention that. I have now built a tasting flight that includes all of those plus Dirty & Rowdy Evangelho Mourvedre. Should be fun - whenever I can get my ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 14th, 2021, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)

Thanks for the preview. My bottles are resting from their cross-country trip.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 14th, 2021, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Kabinett 2007
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Kabinett 2007

2007 is generally drinking quite well as a vintage in the M, S & R regions. Not "ready" in terms of reaching maturity, but very enjoyable to drink.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 14th, 2021, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Faury St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Faury St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

James Billy wrote: January 14th, 2021, 12:22 am Any views on the 2008?
Haven’t had it.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 13th, 2021, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Faury St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 5
Views: 464

TN: 2010 Domaine Faury St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

  • 2010 Domaine Faury St. Joseph - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (1/13/2021)
    Closed up like a temple holding a golden idol. Enter at your peril, for the myriad traps shall ensnare you and extinguish your being.
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by D@vid Bu3ker
January 13th, 2021, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph
Replies: 18
Views: 1288

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 13th, 2021, 2:08 pm
MikeL238 wrote: January 13th, 2021, 1:12 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:51 pm

You can have my bottle for $1,198. ;)
What a bargain!! [rofl.gif]
It’s really great, though! Seriously.
It is great. Only five or six people in the world I would drink it with.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 13th, 2021, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph
Replies: 18
Views: 1288

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph

I just saw 2006 VV listed for $1,199 at Flatiron Wines in NY. I had to do a doubletake. This is getting out of hand. https://nyc.flatiron-wines.com/products/copy-of-pierre-gonon-st-joseph-vieilles-vignes-2006 You can have my bottle for $1,198. ;) You're going the wrong way, you need one more vote t...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 13th, 2021, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph
Replies: 18
Views: 1288

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph

MikeL238 wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:23 pm I just saw 2006 VV listed for $1,199 at Flatiron Wines in NY. I had to do a doubletake. This is getting out of hand.

https://nyc.flatiron-wines.com/products ... ignes-2006
You can have my bottle for $1,198. ;)
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 13th, 2021, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 15
Views: 1343

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos

In the US, I personally enjoy Pax Trousseau gris (a lot), Arnot Roberts touriga nacional, and Liquid Farm's mourvedre. I have also seen Cayuse's "Edith" and Antica Terra's "Angelicall" come up at auction. In another good thread on rose wines, multiple posters recommended Larry's...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 13th, 2021, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ramey Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: TN: 2015 Ramey Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard

David Ramey’s session on IDTT was one of my favourites. Obviously just knows so much about wine and winemaking, but he talks about it in a way the layperson (or, Berserker I guess) can understand. Yes. He has been on a few other shows, and is always insightful without getting too far down the uber-...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 12th, 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ramey Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 309

TN: 2015 Ramey Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard

2015 Ramey Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (1/12/2021) A couple of years in the cellar has been very positive. I suspect another 2-3 would not hurt, but hey why not drink it. The bright lemon character is still at the fore, but there’s a richer te...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 12th, 2021, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4045

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

Brad’s posts here help illustrate my and others’ point above how idiosyncratic this topic is, although it is also fun! I like Brad’s tiers. But missing from his top two tiers are not only Bouchard and Chartogne-Taillet as mentioned but also many other favorites of people with a different palate, li...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 12th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Has Gone Berserko...
Replies: 39
Views: 2707

Re: UPS Has Gone Berserko...

All the carriers (please don’t ask me about DHL international shipping) have struggled.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 12th, 2021, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4045

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

David, I have Cedric Bouchard and Chartogne-Taillet in my third tier. I love Bouchard's wines, but would like to see a bit more of a track record before ranking him any higher. Completely agree that he is knocking on the door of moving up. Five or six years ago, I would have expected to see Chartog...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 12th, 2021, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4045

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

- Lilbert why on earth are you now making them even harder to find, lol! actually I have a huge smile seeing them get the love they deserve. But, sssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhh Yeah, I know. They were never easy to find (especially the vintage) and it is only going to get worse. Bertrand has no desire to exp...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 12th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 134
Views: 8720

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

My sense of smell is still off and a bit different. I’ve noticed that I cannot tolerate the smell of Chobani yogurt, something that before I ate almost daily. I fear admitting this, but I also used to eat a lot of cheese puffs - a guilty pleasure - and I cannot handle the smell some days either. On...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 12th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime

Making some very painful "delete" decisions today. Already done three, one of which I had specifically targeted for a "buy." One still left in the in box, Kutch.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 11th, 2021, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4045

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

Dan, are you suggesting that even in this heavily trafficked region by the critics that there are truly great undiscovered wines in the Wild? In one sense I find that quite exciting, but also hard to believe that the effort would be a worthwhile pursuit? Interesting growers still pop up. Generation...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 11th, 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 32
Views: 1540

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

There won't be any additional Oakville Farmhouse notes for a while. That should cool down the market. ;)
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 11th, 2021, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15234
Views: 777256

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 11th, 2021, 6:36 am 2004 Domaine Charvin
[winner.gif]
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 11th, 2021, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 32
Views: 1540

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

Thanks again for the extended look David - appreciate it! And damn....final hammer on Winebid was high! No doubt a direct correlation to this thread! I wasn’t looking. What was the final number? Looks like $113 [wow.gif] Given what high quality Oakville Cabernet goes for that's not so bad.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 11th, 2021, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 0
Views: 122

TN: 2017 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

2017 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (1/10/2021) Bright, fresh, but without much in the way of aromatic or flavor depth. I would not have been shocked if it was a lightly oaked $20 Chablis from a ripe vintage. I have a lot more of this, ...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 11th, 2021, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 32
Views: 1540

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

I had the last glass of the 2017 tonight, and honestly it had not changed much. It was still all about dirt, and not about fruit. Thanks again for the extended look David - appreciate it! And damn....final hammer on Winebid was high! No doubt a direct correlation to this thread! I wasn’t looking. W...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 10th, 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 32
Views: 1540

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

I had the last glass of the 2017 tonight, and honestly it had not changed much. It was still all about dirt, and not about fruit.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 10th, 2021, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2237

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

I bet I could make you a Burklin-Wolf fan.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 10th, 2021, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2237

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 10th, 2021, 2:45 pm Hmmm. I’ve never tried a Riesling. Are they any good? Wish I could afford one and knew where to find them.

;)


Awesome, cool for you, Brian. You are a good egg and a great addition to this forum.
Ha! If only there were people who could help you out... champagne.gif
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 10th, 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2237

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

ClarkstonMark wrote: January 10th, 2021, 1:21 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 10th, 2021, 11:11 am [cheers.gif]
Well done generous Berserker.
I assumed the unknown berserker was you

Agreed, very well done
Wish I could.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 10th, 2021, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2237

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

Imagine what it would be like if it was easy for us as individuals to ship wine. That would be so much fun.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 10th, 2021, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2237

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

[cheers.gif]
Well done generous Berserker.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 10th, 2021, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 8842

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Horrifying and sad. Rest In Peace Frank.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 10th, 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1523
Views: 96299

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: January 10th, 2021, 9:32 am Clavelier prices are OOC. thewineclub offered 10, 12 and 15 brulees, beaux monts, and Combe de Orveaux for almost half the price recently. I’m sure 19 will be great but not at these prices.
Yeah. I saw the prices and practically choked on my lunch.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 10th, 2021, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: TN: 2011 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast

B. Buzzini wrote: January 9th, 2021, 7:24 pm I LOVED the saignee 11 Rose’!😍
One left here! champagne.gif
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 9th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 248

TN: 2014 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

2014 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (1/9/2021) The long and winding road of my half bottles of this wine continues. This one is both positive and negative, with the positive tipping the scales. Getting the negative out of the way, this bottle see...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 9th, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Replies: 4
Views: 415

TN: 2011 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast

2011 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (1/9/2021) Time to check in on the 2011 Ultramarine wines, and an afternoon with gougeres and playoff football seemed like a fine opportunity. The first impression was of an intense lemony f...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 9th, 2021, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 32
Views: 1540

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

Rich Brown wrote: January 9th, 2021, 3:35 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 9th, 2021, 2:35 pm FWIW, I poured a couple of ounces to check the wine, but didn’t pour a full glass for another four hours.
Nice, thanks David! Was there any left for day 2 by chance? Assuming not....but curious how this one would show 24 hours later.
Yes, but I am leaving it for tomorrow.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 9th, 2021, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 32
Views: 1540

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

FWIW, I poured a couple of ounces to check the wine, but didn’t pour a full glass for another four hours.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 9th, 2021, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 9th, 2021, 6:37 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 9th, 2021, 6:18 am It’s a consistently high QPR wine. I only skip it because the Grezeaux is still pretty inexpensive given the ridiculously high quality.
Agreed on both points. Where do you factor in the Les Granges?
I really don’t at all, as I have only had it once or twice.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 9th, 2021, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

It’s a consistently high QPR wine. I only skip it because the Grezeaux is still pretty inexpensive given the ridiculously high quality.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 8th, 2021, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12
Replies: 51
Views: 2252

Re: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12

When tasting the wines I find nothing that would indicate a potential lack of longevity. Of course the “doesn’t age” meme has come up before, and been dead wrong before. I am certain it will be wrong here.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 8th, 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210466

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Am I allowed to say Wilde Farm Bedrock? 2015. Love this wine and after being open for five hours I think it’s as good a bottle as I’ve had. Pretty sure it would be unplaceable to me blind. A little bit California fruit, a little bit Loire cab franc, maybe some stemmy beaujolais? I think it’s comple...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 8th, 2021, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 32
Views: 1540

TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (1/8/2021) Every once in a while I drink a wine that plugs me in to where it comes from. I took one sniff, one sip, and the wine just screamed OAKVILLE! I don’t really know much about this bottling. I don’t really kno...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 8th, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210466

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2017 Oakville Farmhouse

OMG
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 8th, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 290
Views: 19703

Re: Grassl Glassware

Jordan, I can't comment on PX because I don't like it. I will say, however, that I've taken to drinking dry sherry from Mineralite. I would do the same with Tawny Port (of any age), and probably also with older VP. Younger VP would probably have me reaching for my Riedel oevurture red glass (I've t...
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 8th, 2021, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sottimano Barbaresco Basarin (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: TN: 2016 Sottimano Barbaresco Basarin (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

Had the other half of the bottle last night. Fruit was pulled back, which doesn't surprise me after two full days in the fridge, but it was still very fine. I think I will leave my other bottles at least until 2026-2030 before I even try another one.
by D@vid Bu3ker
January 7th, 2021, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 5175

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

What can I say: I am wavering. Not on Dryuary, but on not buying wine until Berserker Day, thanks to the incredible library offer from Patricia Green. I (sort of) hope what I'm interested in is already sold out. One year ago today, Rush drummer Neil Peart died of a brain tumor. Rolling Stone publis...

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