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by Ramon C
October 25th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Chateauneuf kind of weather.
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: TNs: Chateauneuf kind of weather.

Yes it was dark (another photo angle below). I may sound a little harsh with my “slight fade” comment, but am confident enough to hold on to my last bottle for up to 5 more years.

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by Ramon C
October 25th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Chateauneuf kind of weather.
Replies: 2
Views: 312

TNs: Chateauneuf kind of weather.

2005 Domane Chante-Perdrix Drank with Friday street-dinner at Udon West. Hint of wood, while 15% abv may not be evident in the palate, it shows up after the fact. Ground pepper and some sweet raisiny fruit. B 1998 Domaine du Virux Telegraphe La Crau Saturday street dining at Brasserie Match 65. Del...
by Ramon C
October 21st, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14693
Views: 730699

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Saw a lone straggler, a 2014 Clos Rougeard Les Poyuex for $184 and said what the hell. Can't have enough 2014 Rougeard [truce.gif] That’s actually a very good price! I have a decent amount of 2104 Lex Poyeaux, I figured if I get shut out of the 2015's that I might be able to trade a couple of my 20...
by Ramon C
October 21st, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine which are NOT Grenache focused
Replies: 30
Views: 1586

Re: Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine which are NOT Grenache focused

Read about it, but don't know if it's any good:
2016 Chimère (Sine Qua Non) Châteauneuf-du-Pape
by Ramon C
October 20th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 162230

Re: New York City Restaurants

Thoughts on a downtown lunch spot that can accommodate a small business meeting (outside seating) this week (supposed to be lovely out)? May not be downtown enough, but in Tribeca/Chelsea areas, there is Pastis or Locanda Verde. Was shooting for Pastis but the outside tables are booked at prime lun...
by Ramon C
October 20th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 162230

Re: New York City Restaurants

Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡ wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 9:31 am
Thoughts on a downtown lunch spot that can accommodate a small business meeting (outside seating) this week (supposed to be lovely out)?
May not be downtown enough, but in Tribeca/Chelsea areas, there is Pastis or Locanda Verde.
by Ramon C
October 19th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized

Telling clients to roll the dice is definitely wild, but don't see that posted by anyone here. I thought the message is clear, that it's the consumer's choice to buy or not buy. I guess we have a different view of responsibility. We do. I've exercised my responsibility by refusing to buy their wines.
by Ramon C
October 19th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized

I appreciate this perspective, but if a producer of white wine in Burgundy - especially one of the most respected names in the region whose bottles sell for a pretty penny - is using anything but DIAM on their entire range of wines, it's approaching negligence. I understand the point you're trying ...
by Ramon C
October 18th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley

Day 2 TN. Drank the refrigerated 2 good pours from Day 1. Drank by itself after Day 2's dinner. The bouquet and intensity didn't let up. It's still the smooth texture and seemingly added acidic presence from red fruit that stood out for me. Tea. If I didn't know, I'd still say that this is one darn ...
by Ramon C
October 18th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley

Many thanks for the evocative note. Did this need a lot of air to open fully? Glad to write the note. Uncorked at 1 hour before dinner and poured 2 tablespoons into my glass for some sniffs and a small taste. Happy with the bouquet, still with tightness in the palate. As the lone alcohol drinker in...
by Ramon C
October 18th, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley
Replies: 6
Views: 460

TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley

TN: 2007 Clos Rougeard Les Poyeux Saumur Champigny The complex bouquet of a very fine Right Bank Bordeaux. In the palate, the poise, elegance and craftsmanship of an excellent Burgundy. The silky texture that Clos Rougeard is known and admired for and the great length that makes one yearn for the n...
by Ramon C
October 17th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Recommended Loire Chenin Blanc
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: A Recommended Loire Chenin Blanc

Thanks. I quickly googled to see if available in my immediate market.

I do find it odd that when I click on the provided WE link, they list it at $40. I'm finding it locally for some change above $13.
by Ramon C
October 16th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Outdoor Dining In NYC - Wines With Dinner
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: TN: Outdoor Dining In NYC - Wines With Dinner

Thank you for the TNs as well as the pictures. I live a couple blocks from Tartine and now (I wish it wasn't raining) all I want to do is go get that famous spicy chicken dish! However, I would want to bring a bottle of aged Bordeaux ('00 Leoville-Poyferre, '03 Pichon Longueville), so perhaps I wou...
by Ramon C
October 16th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXX
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXX

Doing well here, Marc. Just patiently waiting for live, in-person drinking-dinner events. Thanks for the added notes on Briords. I should be imbibing on a 2019, hopefully, this weekend. Edited to add: I agree with the 2012-2014 as top of the heap vintages, with a slight, hair-split, nod to the 2014 ...
by Ramon C
October 15th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Outdoor Dining In NYC - Wines With Dinner
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: TN: Outdoor Dining In NYC - Wines With Dinner

Agree with the other responders on the good notes and photos Although I would differ on the "much-maligned" part on the 2002 LMHB, I'm happy for the notes and data point as I have 3 bottles sitting offsite. Good collection of wines to bring to Tartine. Also, it's been ages since I've been to, nor fi...
by Ramon C
October 14th, 2020, 12:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXX
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXX

Re: 2019 Pépière Muscadet Clos des Briords

Waiting for the delivery of the 2019 here. Any thoughts on where it stands relative to 2014-2018 vintages?
by Ramon C
October 12th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: PYCM, Gonon, Radikon, Baudry, Gravner Breg, Huet
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: TNs: PYCM, Gonon, Radikon, Baudry, Gravner Breg, Huet

I finished up within the next 3 months from purchase all 6 bottles of the 2010 Baudry Grezeaux I bought then and so I wouldn't know what I'm missing out on today. I had retained in storage bottles of Clos Guillot and Croix Boissee rouge from the same vintage that I would hope would show better than ...
by Ramon C
October 11th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: TN: 2000 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

All I have left from the 2000 CdP vintage is one bottle of Charvin. Regarding older VT's, I still have a few '98s and '01s. I don't open these often, but when they're on, they can be special. Charvin's CdP from 1998 to 2001 are solid. Still scrimping in storage, on a a bottle or 2 from each vintage...
by Ramon C
October 11th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard
Replies: 41
Views: 2045

Re: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard

I just took delivery on a couple of bottles of the 2017. Is it a big waste to sample one now? Or do they tend to show well young (in decent vintages)? Thanks for the notes. Don't have much experience with this wine, but the 2014 I had a year-and-a-half ago was seriously in need of 7 to 10 cellar ye...
by Ramon C
October 11th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 162230

Re: New York City Restaurants

Ate at Casa Mono tonight. Borderline awful. I really hope this was a one-off thing. I've eaten here roughly a dozen times, and always loved it. Always loved the authenticity of the dishes, found the pricing to be somewhat fair, and thought they had an amazing selection of Spanish wines. The last ti...
by Ramon C
October 8th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Lulu Peyraud
Replies: 18
Views: 1194

Re: RIP Lulu Peyraud

RIP. I've not met her, but in my visit at the winery back in February, it was easy to note then, during the tour and tasting, how the ambiance, objectives and general attitudes in the property were mostly centered around Lulu and her philosophies. Great welcoming attitudes shown by all during the vi...
by Ramon C
October 5th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482067

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2000 Ch. Chasse-Spleen

Up-and-down experiences with this over the years.

This accompaniment to our Sunday NY strip steak dinner was in a very nice drinking zone and totally on point. A-/B+


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by Ramon C
October 5th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2220

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

+n for the filet mignon.
by Ramon C
October 2nd, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Recent Rando Wines (TL-Belair, Quintarelli, Pepiere, Foillard, Mascarello)
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: TNs: Recent Rando Wines (TL-Belair, Quintarelli, Pepiere, Foillard, Mascarello)

Thanks for the notes, a cool set of wines. But damn I hate to read notes on traditionally great Beaujolais wines in these recent hot vintages; the 2014 Corcelette was absolutely fantastic, one of the best Bojos I’ve had likely. Thanks, Ikka! I hear you. Foillard is a no-brainer for me and I have ma...
by Ramon C
September 30th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clerc Milon ? ...
Replies: 28
Views: 1648

Re: Clerc Milon ? ...

Jean Menwa wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 9:44 am
...has the winemaking improved over the years? Also, since when (what yr.)? Would you consider it a decent value play in Bordeaux?
I don't know about the value part, but the 2000, which I bought at release, is one good Clerc Milon.
by Ramon C
September 28th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla

This is a producer I unfortunately allowed Parker to put me off without experimentation. I need to do some poking around; the ones I have had have been very good How so? I've always kind of liked that wine. As I remember (no longer have access to his DB) he was never a fan. As a result, in my early...
by Ramon C
September 28th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla
Replies: 6
Views: 337

TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla

1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla, Margaux This wine was splashed-poured into a decanter and back into the bottle 2 hours before our crazy good, cast-iron grilled Snake River Farms wagyu ribcap Sunday dinner. Some floral and gravel notes fused-in within its appealing perfume. In the palate, red berry acidity, ...
by Ramon C
September 27th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Congratulations, Dale, for losing your Baudry virginity!

I suppose I wasn't that off-base when I mentioned Le Grezeaux earlier as I'd recommend you'd want to give that label a shot as well.
by Ramon C
September 27th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (9/26/2020) Decanted 6 hrs. Started off a bit funky and with a slightly fecal scent, but after about 2 hrs. this rounded into form. In fact, this smelled more to my ideal of Bordeaux than most young Bordeau...
by Ramon C
September 27th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Thanks for the TN.

I found the 2015 to be the most accessible, lush, young-drinking Le Grezeaux among it’s run of vintages from 2014 to 2017. Good to note its progress.

edited: Didn’t mean to be out of context with Grezeaux interjection. Slipped my mind that the subject was Croix Boissee.
by Ramon C
September 21st, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monday night TNs: Two Chianti with chicken marsala
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Monday night TNs: Two Chianti with chicken marsala

Thanks. Wines sound good!

Forced me to google Rùfina and wondered why I rarely drank (if any) wines from this small, high altitude, cool-climate sub-zone.
by Ramon C
September 21st, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine du Bel Air (Pierre et Rodolphe Gauthier) Bourgueil Les Marsaules
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine du Bel Air (Pierre et Rodolphe Gauthier) Bourgueil Les Marsaules

Really nice note, Ilkka. Sounds like a good wine and a very good value. I don't recall Bourgueil getting a lot of attention here. In general, are there notable differences in the taste profiles of Chinon, Saumur, and Bourgueil Cabernet Franc? Or not really? Cheers. I don’t personally have nearly en...
by Ramon C
September 21st, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 1880

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

But even if the A, B, C, Ds are spelled out by the OP, burger's taste can transform from one taste spectrum to another depending on if/what condiments are added. Plays a huge part in what wine(s) can recommended.
by Ramon C
September 21st, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2012 & 2011 Domaine Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph

2011 Domaine Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph Drank 9/20/20 Has been drinking well since locally released, today this is in an uncompromisingly great drinking spot. Nothing more to add except that this is simply a well-crafted, pure, old-school syrah from France’s Northern Rhone. Lebron on a downhill! A-/...
by Ramon C
September 20th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 1880

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

Beaujolais with burgers is always fun. Meets more or less halfway between your desire to drink wine and your burger's desire for a Coke. Can't recall having had a noteworthy "a-ha!" moment with past burger-and-wine experiences. This may just be the ticket to pound the table with my next at-home bur...
by Ramon C
September 20th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine du Bel Air (Pierre et Rodolphe Gauthier) Bourgueil Les Marsaules
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine du Bel Air (Pierre et Rodolphe Gauthier) Bourgueil Les Marsaules

Thanks for the TN. Sounds like my kind of wine and I did do a search and came up nada in my immediate market, but will give the Jour du Soif a spin since I see availability. Although both are good, if you can find it, I’d recommend the straight village Bourgueil over the Soif. Cool. Thanks for sugg...
by Ramon C
September 20th, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charity wine tasting; 13 wines including Krug 168, '06 Comte, '08 DP, '09 Cristal, '01 Sudiuraut, '98 V. Telegraph
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: TN: Charity wine tasting; 13 wines including Krug 168, '06 Comte, '08 DP, '09 Cristal, '01 Sudiuraut, '98 V. Telegra

Sounds like a fun tasting! Nice wines. I only drink Sauternes/Barsac when brought in, usually by others, as endings to wine-dinners I attend. But can recall that the few '01 Suduiraut I've had had been one of more happily memorable '01s I've had. I've probably had more positive experiences with pair...
by Ramon C
September 20th, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine du Bel Air (Pierre et Rodolphe Gauthier) Bourgueil Les Marsaules
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine du Bel Air (Pierre et Rodolphe Gauthier) Bourgueil Les Marsaules

Thanks for the TN.

Sounds like my kind of wine and I did do a search and came up nada in my immediate market, but will give the Jour du Soif a spin since I see availability.
by Ramon C
September 17th, 2020, 11:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482067

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2002 Geantet-Pansiot Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

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by Ramon C
September 17th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1998 Les Carmes Haut Brion
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: 1998 Les Carmes Haut Brion

I've had this but don't recall enough, nor can find recorded TN, whether I liked or otherwise. However, with the spectrum of flavors that you noted from being non-Graves in character, to tasting some Corton, and even Magdelaine and VCC (these 2 are not similar in my opinion), and that stewed tomato ...
by Ramon C
September 16th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 67
Views: 2504

Re: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?

I missed it if a couple of syrah from Northern Rhone have already been suggested.

In any case, I’ll add ‘97 Chave Hermitage and ‘97 Jamet Cote Rotie.
by Ramon C
September 14th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jura, Jura and some more Jura
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: TN: Jura, Jura and some more Jura

Mmm...dog food. I miss Puffeney already. Wish I had set more aside. Too bad you didn't try Bornard, Macle, or Montbourgeau, as I would have loved to hear your take on them. There's Bornard in the TN ... lookie again. Good Jura producer, imo. Not as familiar with the rest, but have had Ganevat, Puff...
by Ramon C
September 11th, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage
Replies: 15
Views: 1417

Re: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

I can recall having had 3 or 4 different vintages of Graillot's Crozes, but don't remember if I had the La Guiraude before.

Is La Guiraude a single vineyard?
by Ramon C
September 11th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visit to Château Chalon: not in Bordeaux and not a château
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Visit to Château Chalon: not in Bordeaux and not a château

Nice post. Memorable for me as it described the pretty town just as I remembered when I spent an afternoon just walking around.
by Ramon C
September 11th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud
Replies: 33
Views: 1499

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud

Sounds good! I have to find some of the Thébaud.

I opened another 2014 Briords last week and it still going strong, actually better and more rounded in Day 2.
by Ramon C
September 8th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A hodgepodge of old wines (1965-2001)
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: TN: A hodgepodge of old wines (1965-2001)

A Valtellina that's almost 40 years old? My kind of tasting! [cheers.gif]
Thanks for sharing!

How did your lucky non-winegeek crowd react?
by Ramon C
September 8th, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 'Cordeloux' / WTF Happened to Benetiere?
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: TN: 2011 'Cordeloux' / WTF Happened to Benetiere?

Thanks for the TN.

2011 is the last vintage I bought.
by Ramon C
September 7th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Rio Sordo Barbaresco
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: TN: 1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Rio Sordo Barbaresco

Yes, I didn’t quite put it the way I wanted to put it, which was the dry, fine, chalky stuff that I noted.

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