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by Patrick C
October 15th, 2010, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: 2007 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco

I need to hit my 05!
by Patrick C
October 7th, 2010, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should An Online Retailer replace a corked bottle?
Replies: 47
Views: 1800

Re: Should An Online Retailer replace a corked bottle?

James, I honestly always wondered how they handled it since they don't have consistent stock and their verbage is a little vague. Thanks.
by Patrick C
October 6th, 2010, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should An Online Retailer replace a corked bottle?
Replies: 47
Views: 1800

Re: Should An Online Retailer replace a corked bottle?

jdietz wrote:I have had 2 corked bottles bought from Garagiste. They have replaced both without question. I think that's pretty cool of them.
Same bottle, or something comparable?
by Patrick C
October 6th, 2010, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Non-buzz wineries
Replies: 89
Views: 4061

Re: Non-buzz wineries

Hug
Leal
Luna Beberide
by Patrick C
October 6th, 2010, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Reignac, Bordeaux Superior
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: TN: 2000 Reignac, Bordeaux Superior

Pity. I quite liked this when I tried it some time back. Here's the note I took: 29/12/2007 rated 90 points : Drank at home, decanted for 1/2 an hour before pouring - it was tight and reticient before that but opened up with time. Large proportion of Merlot in the blend, up to 80% I think, with the...
by Patrick C
September 29th, 2010, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Finca Sandoval Manchuela Spain
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: 2007 Finca Sandoval Manchuela Spain

I have an o4 of this. Waiting for the right time.
by Patrick C
September 23rd, 2010, 8:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bruery - Hottenroth (Belinerweisse style)
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: The Bruery - Hottenroth (Belinerweisse style)

I loved the Orchard White but the Rugbrod was brutal. This sounds like a must try though.
by Patrick C
September 23rd, 2010, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1127

Re: Drinking windows

Roberto Rogness wrote:The real problem is that this question is not really any different than "How ripe do you like your bananas?" or "How do you like your steak cooked?":
For a while I have known some people like aged wine and some don't, but seeing something put so well [winner.gif]
by Patrick C
September 23rd, 2010, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1127

Re: Drinking windows

I think a past vintage of Purple Angel had WS saying drink now through 2012 and WA saying wait till 2012 and drink through 2022. I saw an 04 Malescot St. Expurey at Costco and looked up some notes n it and found this blog, not as extreme but still http://winereview.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/chateau-m...
by Patrick C
September 23rd, 2010, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: N.V. Les Crêtes Valle d'Aosta Vino da Tavola Coteau La Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: TN: N.V. Les Crêtes Valle d'Aosta Vino da Tavola Coteau La Tour

I bought a bottle of the Syrah and Torrette Vigne Les Toules. Reading notes about the Syrah I got the feeling it had peoples' expectations of domestic Syrah or even modern Rhone Syrah going against it. Hey you like it or you don't, but expectations can do weird things to your mind also. [scratch.gif...
by Patrick C
September 17th, 2010, 11:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Is there a good aroma wheel for beer?
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Is there a good aroma wheel for beer?

Nice wheel, being a wine drinker first and recently re-discovering beer it is hard for me to pick out the flavors like with wine although with some a few tastes do stand out.
by Patrick C
September 17th, 2010, 11:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16781
Views: 450302

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Dogfish Head Bitches Brew - pours straight black, not bad, but not my style either.
by Patrick C
September 17th, 2010, 11:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Guido Porro Barolo, Vigna Lazzairasco
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: TN: 2004 Guido Porro Barolo, Vigna Lazzairasco

Otto Dobre wrote: Edited to add in the price of $29.95...crazzzzy!
Not crazy but completely sane. What is crazy is wine drinkers that think that wine under $30 should be crap or who throw tons of money at wine. [scratch.gif]
by Patrick C
September 13th, 2010, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva
Replies: 0
Views: 65

TN: 2003 Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva

Dark cherry, strawberry and tar. Moderate acidity and did not seem that tannic.

86 Points
by Patrick C
September 12th, 2010, 12:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Dogfish Head Punkin
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: Dogfish Head Punkin

Right on Brian, had my first bottle last night. Fantastic brown ale flavor and the pumpkin and spices are noticeable and in really great proportion.
by Patrick C
September 11th, 2010, 11:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TN: 2007 Cantillon Iris
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: TN: 2007 Cantillon Iris

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:great note, Rob. Thanks for posting! [cheers.gif]
You guys deserve to be punished for getting me interested in beers that are $20 per 24oz. [tease.gif]
by Patrick C
September 11th, 2010, 11:06 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Thoughts On Freshness Of The Hop Focused Beers
Replies: 34
Views: 1066

Re: Thoughts On Freshness Of The Hop Focused Beers

I think wheat beers suffer terribly form not being fresh. Probably worse than IPA.
by Patrick C
September 11th, 2010, 11:04 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic

K&L had a Kreik from Drie Fontenein that was about $37.oo. What is the price range on the Cantillon? I rarely see them. Patrick, I paid $18.95+ IIRC in NY. Have never had a Lambic or Gueuze I didn't Like/Love from Cantillon. I've never seen something that expensive from 3 Fronteinin. Was it the Sha...
by Patrick C
September 11th, 2010, 11:02 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic

on another note, I have a bottle of the Ommegang - Zur (Flemish Sour Red, brewed with cherries) chilling in my fridge – I’ve never tried that beer, so I’m pretty excited for it. It will meet its demise tomorrow during the Michigan football game. Go Blue! Yeah, trying new beer is part of the fun. An...
by Patrick C
September 11th, 2010, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gramercy Cellars related label Substance bottles a Tempranillo
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Gramercy Cellars related label Substance bottles a Tempranillo

Heard good things about the Gramercy Cellars tempranillo and want to try it and also want to try the Substance bottling for $20. If anyone samples this let me know what you think.
by Patrick C
September 8th, 2010, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne glasses
Replies: 26
Views: 2091

Re: Champagne glasses

I love white glasses or smaller Bordeaux glasses for Champagne. I have them all. Impitoyable. Zalto. Etc. The best for Champagne is a white wine glass or Bordeaux stem IMHO. Best aromatics and gives some aeration to expand the palate. I experimented a little and found that I enjoy them from a wine ...
by Patrick C
September 8th, 2010, 5:47 pm
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Richard Geoffroy (Archive)
Topic: Half Bottles?
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Re: Half Bottles?

I think someone told me in addition to the added cost the demand is not there. Sure some people want 375s but not enough. Personally I wish every producer bottled them.
by Patrick C
September 8th, 2010, 5:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Thoughts On Freshness Of The Hop Focused Beers
Replies: 34
Views: 1066

Re: Thoughts On Freshness Of The Hop Focused Beers

Roberto Rogness wrote: Not unlike aging wines, the initial, clearly delineated aromas and flavors soften and meld into something which many people PREFER over the initial, more direct version.

Interesting.

A lot of people do like BIG hops though!
by Patrick C
September 8th, 2010, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Overly simplistic article by Asimov in the NY Times regarding Bordeaux
Replies: 31
Views: 1115

Re: Overly simplistic article by Asimov in the NY Times regarding Bordeaux

Panos Kakaviatos wrote: But basically, you get what you pay for, and there are many excellent and expensive Bordeaux chateaux that deserve much praise.

With wine, and my experience I have found no rhyme or reason and no correspondence between price, quality or my enjoyment.
by Patrick C
September 8th, 2010, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boulay Sancerre?
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Boulay Sancerre?

I love the Pinot. But you know how they say Margaux has a mind blowing nose that is typically better than the palate. The nose of the Pinot is lush and sweet but the palate was dry. A fantastic wine nonetheless! But some may want a sweeter fruitier Pinot and feel let down.
by Patrick C
September 8th, 2010, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Every Day Drinkers
Replies: 31
Views: 1097

Re: Every Day Drinkers

2004 Conde de Valdemar Rioja Reserva was pretty damn good for about $12. For the $10-$20 price range and my personal preference Rioja smokes Cotes du Rhone.

For less than $10 Domaine de Cassagnoles and Sori Gramella Moscato.
by Patrick C
September 8th, 2010, 5:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: NPR story about Dogfish Head making an ancient brew
Replies: 13
Views: 995

Re: NPR story about Dogfish Head making an ancient brew

I apparently am the lone dissenting opinion on Dogfish Head. Clearly I am not going to like the IPA's since i don't like IPA's (tried their 90 min) - but I also tried the Midas Touch and Palo Santo Marron and found them both much to sweet for my liking. Oh well, doesn't seem to be my brand. You are...
by Patrick C
September 8th, 2010, 5:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic

K&L had a Kreik from Drie Fontenein that was about $37.oo. What is the price range on the Cantillon? I rarely see them.
by Patrick C
September 8th, 2010, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Life after Parker: What happens to Bordeaux?
Replies: 70
Views: 3262

Re: Life after Parker: What happens to Bordeaux?

I think of Wine Spectator being the 2nd name in wine criticism. I know a lot of people (on wine boards) hold James Suckling in high regard but I am not sure how many outside of hard core wine geeks will follow him or recognize him now that he has left. Molesworth is taking over Bordeaux right? As fa...
by Patrick C
September 5th, 2010, 11:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Laphroig 15 ... buh-bye.
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: Laphroig 15 ... buh-bye.

The one with 10 years was pretty rough.
by Patrick C
September 5th, 2010, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Shirvington Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale)
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: TN: 2002 Shirvington Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale)

I have nothing personal against Parker or Aussie wines.....but a poorly made wine is a poorly made wine. I call it like I see it and this wasn't good. Maybe Parker got the "special" bottle the rest of us didn't. That is nice for a change. Usually as soon as one of you guys don't like a wine that Pa...
by Patrick C
August 26th, 2010, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Garagiste Mystery Wine #8
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: Garagiste Mystery Wine #8

I just signed up Alan. Thanks
by Patrick C
August 26th, 2010, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Garagiste Mystery Wine #8
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: Garagiste Mystery Wine #8

I bought 1 bottle because I have little experience with WA wine and figure it is worth the experiment especially at about -$20 from the original price. At the very worse this wine may not be Rimmerman's personal preference but he feels it is a quality to price ration wine that many will. I will prob...
by Patrick C
August 24th, 2010, 1:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Uncle Bob Quotes From The New HGs
Replies: 173
Views: 7062

Re: Some Uncle Bob Quotes From The New HGs

On Shirvington 2002 Shiraz: "While it is a poster child for modern Australian wine that is often maligned by narrow-minded tasters, this 2002 has not fallen apart." 96 points On Harlan 1997: "The 1997 Harlan Estate is considered somewhat controversial because there are rumors that some bottles have...
by Patrick C
August 14th, 2010, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My new favorite CT tasting note
Replies: 42
Views: 2207

Re: My new favorite CT tasting note

I have heard that in the last 30 years or so, the quality of wine has increased dramatically in every single price point. I would bet that when Parker started a lot more wine deserved to be and was in the 70-79 point range. Today I just don't think it makes sense. I think I like Decanter's or Gamber...
by Patrick C
August 5th, 2010, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Produttori Barbaresco Normale
Replies: 185
Views: 10128

Re: TN: 2006 Produttori Barbaresco Normale

Anyone had the 04 lately?
by Patrick C
August 5th, 2010, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do some wines evolve and others merely last?
Replies: 33
Views: 842

Re: Why do some wines evolve and others merely last?

Honestly, I never though about it. How many universities have oenology departments? I know about Davis. Could several universities just study certain wines over determined periods of time and study the molecular changes with whatever funding they have so it does not all fall on one?
by Patrick C
August 5th, 2010, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do some wines evolve and others merely last?
Replies: 33
Views: 842

Re: Why do some wines evolve and others merely last?

Bronco wines in Napa should fund the studies or how about the Rothschilds, I know the economy is bad but do you suppose they are still doing okay?
by Patrick C
August 5th, 2010, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do some wines evolve and others merely last?
Replies: 33
Views: 842

Re: Why do some wines evolve and others merely last?

I think Jancis Robinson said that there should be studies on how wine ages because it is not understood very well. I think she said it on Wine Library TV.
by Patrick C
August 5th, 2010, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 MYSTERY WINE #4
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: 2007 MYSTERY WINE #4

Speak up if you know.
by Patrick C
July 31st, 2010, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why char barrels at all?
Replies: 52
Views: 1803

Re: Why char barrels at all?

Berry Crawford wrote:I know many if not most wine drinkers have been conditioned to expect toast, chocolate or coffee flavors in their wine, but this is yet another foreign oak flavor that detracts from the potential purity of a wine IMO.
I like these flavors.
by Patrick C
July 31st, 2010, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blends: "...muddle up the flavors" ??
Replies: 20
Views: 525

Re: Blends: "...muddle up the flavors" ??

I like cab best when they blend in petit verdot and malbec.
by Patrick C
July 27th, 2010, 7:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Help wanted: Allagash Brewery
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Help wanted: Allagash Brewery

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by Patrick C
July 27th, 2010, 7:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: NPR story about Dogfish Head making an ancient brew
Replies: 13
Views: 995

Re: NPR story about Dogfish Head making an ancient brew

I am not an IPA man but think their 60 minute IPA is perfect. Not over hopped at all.

The Midas Touch is quite an experience and just about anything Dogfish Head makes is at the very least interesting. Having the Festina Peach right now.
by Patrick C
June 16th, 2010, 7:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TNR: Estrella Damm Inedit By Ferran Adrià
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: TNR: Estrella Damm Inedit By Ferran Adrià

Thus was my tn on the subject http://wineberserkers.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19570" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Patrick C
May 10th, 2010, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3858
Views: 389409

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

Still have not heard a thing about the mystery wine #2 guys. I hope I got some.
by Patrick C
May 8th, 2010, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3858
Views: 389409

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

from The Great Enabler/Teaser: All I can tell you about Mystery Wine #2 is that it’s the exact same wine as the “regular” label from a storied Walla Walla entity and the idea for today is to bring high-level imbibement to the masses (for one day at least). I can also tell you that the vineyard mate...
by Patrick C
April 11th, 2010, 11:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: sweet score at costco...
Replies: 30
Views: 1447

Re: sweet score at costco...

mike pobega wrote:Interesting standard to raise ones children by. In a way it's dishonest, no?
Seems a bit deja-vu-ish from a board of yesteryear.
I'm just saying. newhere
They sure spanked you for that one.
by Patrick C
April 10th, 2010, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: TN: 2005 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco

Thanks for the note. I have one of these standing by.

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