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by F.Daner
September 15th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Almost impossible to find here in the US now. Looks like pricing will be above $250 for the 16's. I saw in the HDH thread that the 15 was sold well over retail at auction. I just picked up the 15 at a reasonable price based compared to Wine Searcher average. I'm wondering what folks have been able t...
by F.Daner
September 15th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Greer
Replies: 25
Views: 1628

Re: 2017 Greer

I bought from 08-12. Only stopped because I backed off most of the Napa lists. I still have most of my bottles as I've only tried the 08/09. Those earlier vintages were made in a classic style and I loved them. They need a lot of air if you try them young. Aaron Pott was the winemaker then. I'm not ...
by F.Daner
September 13th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2572
Views: 168984

Re: New York City Restaurants

I know public health concerns must be considered but I believe NY positive rate is at or close to the lowest in the country. I don't know how officials can expect any restaurants to be left to open next year if indoor dining does not open to at least 50% capacity by winter. Major corporations are an...
by F.Daner
September 12th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24442

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Not yet. I have the regular and Brunate on order. Not a big price difference for the Brunate.
Sh@n A wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 6:09 am
Anyone try F Rinaldi 16s?
by F.Daner
September 12th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24442

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

The 2 bottles I've been able to find I snagged from Eataly LA. Its hit the East coast but at $80 a bottle. I found a local market that had all the 15's available. I couldn't believe it. Purchased the Normale, Canubi and Monvigliero. Opened the 15 normale last night and it was excellent. So light and...
by F.Daner
September 11th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?
Replies: 22
Views: 1477

Re: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?

Just found some 15 and tempted to open. Recent notes on CT though indicate it might be shutting down ?

Cheers
by F.Daner
September 11th, 2020, 3:52 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 32
Views: 2433

Re: Charleston, SC recs

James/Scott- thank you ! Husk it is for dinner. I've been to the one in Nashville. The menu posted yesterday looked awesome.

Probably Lewis for lunch before we head out of town.

Scott- are you on the east coast of Fl ?
by F.Daner
September 9th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 32
Views: 2433

Re: Charleston, SC recs

We're doing one night in Charleston at the end of Sept on the way to Banner Elk NC. It will be a Tuesday so thinking getting a reservation may not be too hard. I was thinking about Fig, Husk, The Ordinary. Is the town corkage friendly ? We will probably do an early lunch the next day. We were thinki...
by F.Daner
September 8th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Belle Pente offering
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Belle Pente offering

RT knows ! If you don't have these in the cellar the current release and sale are a great opportunity. Indeed, Brian is a great guy, and Belle Pente make some fantastic wines. Would love to see them gain bigger following on this board and elsewhere. 100% agreement. Brian and Jill are exceptional and...
by F.Daner
September 8th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Belle Pente offering
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Belle Pente offering

Since there are many release threads/discussions I thought I'd share that Belle Pente( one of my favorite Oregon wineries) has their top 3 estate Pinot 2016 release happening and offering case discounts. The top 2 wines scored 95's from Vinous and nothing below a 93 for those that care. They also ha...
by F.Daner
September 8th, 2020, 3:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Realm Cellars The Bard (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 280

TN: 2013 Realm Cellars The Bard (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I stopped buying in 14 but wish listed some Bard 18's in the current release. If you have the 13 consider yourself lucky and find a reason to open a bottle. 2013 Realm Cellars The Bard - USA, California, Napa Valley (9/8/2020) Wine is very dark with a huge nose of black fruit, dark chocolate and cas...
by F.Daner
September 4th, 2020, 1:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Bricco delle Viole Vertical with Giuseppe Vaira
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: TN: A Bricco delle Viole Vertical with Giuseppe Vaira

I picked up some of the 14's based on the notes I've been reading. Brought the first one to dinner last night. It's in a better spot than the 12 and overall a notch or 2 better. Racy fine tannins that are silky and literally meld away as you pair with food. Super expressive and bright as well. It wa...
by F.Daner
September 3rd, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Oregon Report
Replies: 25
Views: 3211

Re: Vinous Oregon Report

Awesome post and welcome to the board. I need to expand beyond Pinot for sure. Jim made a sauv blanc at PG back in the day that my family still raves about. It is great to see the broad level of quality. Personally I enjoy supporting these wineries, as all the winemakers and their growers I have enc...
by F.Daner
September 1st, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1
Replies: 54
Views: 3558

Re: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1

Michael- I started to go there after looking through the 1er but I find Oregon pinot a better price performer now at that range. Their Burgundy offers are great. I'm just not chasing that dog anymore. No room in the cellar. By the time the 2010's are ready I'll be too old to cellar more Burgundy. Yo...
by F.Daner
September 1st, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1
Replies: 54
Views: 3558

Re: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1

Their Burgundy offers are great. I'm just not chasing that dog anymore. No room in the cellar. By the time the 2010's are ready I'll be too old to cellar more Burgundy. You guys are killin’ me. There’s a reason I unsubscribed from WHWC emails. But the damage has been done. Thank you to whoever pounc...
by F.Daner
September 1st, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1
Replies: 54
Views: 3558

Re: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1

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Enjoy, i wish this came out a little earlier. Already very deep in 16 Barolo.

Cheers
CJ Beazley wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 2:08 pm
Thanks Fred, I got some (very hard to find in Texas) Jacquesson and also some 2018 Thivin.
by F.Daner
September 1st, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1
Replies: 54
Views: 3558

Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1

I've bought from Woodland Hills in Southern Cal over the years. They have a great selection and usually good pricing. They're doing their annual online sale starting today. 3 day run with Old World today, New World tomorrow and anything leftover on day 3. Nebbiollo fans they have a good selection of...
by F.Daner
September 1st, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 87
Views: 5843

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

Not sure you'll find a better cab under $60 than DI CO. My favorite producer for sure as the style just hits it right down the middle of the fairway for me. In for 6 and 3. Btw, the 14 Farella was excellent with a one hour decant. Opened it for the Zoom session but consumed it a little too early. St...
by F.Daner
August 31st, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?
Replies: 47
Views: 4950

Re: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?

Good thread to revisit with the 16's now in market. F Rinaldi still looks like a heck of a value along with some other names mentioned. I have a bunch of Cavallotto on order. Goodd pricing in the NY market.

cheers
by F.Daner
August 31st, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Oregon Report
Replies: 25
Views: 3211

Re: Vinous Oregon Report

So do folks not look to Vinous for Oregon reviews ? If not do you use any ? I pretty much buy from the same producers and pick up new ones to try from trusted Oregon retailers but I do enjoy Josh's perspective. My palate seems to be well aligned with his as well.
by F.Daner
August 31st, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard

RT- I had the 10 Reserve along with a 10 Ayoub and and Arterberry Winderlea this month. I felt the BP was still holding back a bit but the Ayoub and AM where in a prime spot. Brian has a nice library case for sale on the website. It helped with my back buying. I'm the same way. Bought 07 and 08, 10,...
by F.Daner
August 31st, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard

Great thread Jim. I found it when I was looking to tag my comments to a recent thread on Murto. They sure were simpler times. This is from 5 years ago (and, man, those were simpler times) so not entirely germane to this thread but still seems a bit useful for maybe some who weren’t around or interes...
by F.Daner
August 30th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Bricco delle Viole Vertical with Giuseppe Vaira
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: TN: A Bricco delle Viole Vertical with Giuseppe Vaira

We had the 12 BDV last night. Still quite young but so expressive and deep in flavor. Tannins still prominent but more than enough of everything else to be quite balanced. One of my favorite barolo every year. I'm back buying some vintages with all the focus on 16. The notes on the 14 look very prom...
by F.Daner
August 30th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 87
Views: 5843

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

I've been following them since the 13 Farella. Wonderful wines and very nice folks.
R@f@el A. wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 5:49 pm
The unanimous enthusiasm for these wines just made me join the mailing list. Looking forward to my first release on Tuesday! Cheers. champagne.gif
by F.Daner
August 30th, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Oregon Report
Replies: 25
Views: 3211

Re: Vinous Oregon Report

Agreed Marcus. I can see some fun tastings 10 years from now. I'd encourage folks to check out the reviews and wines if your a pinot fan. These are world class wines and such a good value. Thank you Fred. I completely agree that 2016-2018 is a remarkable three years for the Willamette Valley. Lovely...
by F.Daner
August 29th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Oregon Report
Replies: 25
Views: 3211

Vinous Oregon Report

I'm surprised there's no thread on the current Oregon report. I've always enjoyed reading Josh Raynolds reviews and find my taste aligns very well with his. He's got an awesome review of the 17 and early 18 wines that posted in July. I took a few years off buying wines so now I'm back buying 16 and ...
by F.Daner
August 29th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 87
Views: 5843

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

Anyone sign up for the zoom tasting w Erin and Massimo ? We're going to join. Good time to check in on the 14 Farella which is what we'll be drinking.

cheers
by F.Daner
August 29th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne
Replies: 60
Views: 6524

Re: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne

Kerin O'keefe had 2 100's and 7 99's. She loved Brovia, Burlotto, Cavallotto( perhaps the highest scoring wine below $70),Grasso. Certainly a fair amount of consistency across the top wines.
by F.Daner
August 29th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard

I'm the same way. Bought 07 and 08, 10, 11 and 12 then took a few years off buying wines. Brian has some great packages on the website so I've been able to back buy 14-16. If you follow Josh Raynolds at Vinous he scored the 16 Reserve and Murto 95 and the 16 BP Vineyard 93. Special case purchase as ...
by F.Daner
August 29th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A pair of pinots Belle Pente Murto and Soliste
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: A pair of pinot's Belle Pente Murto and Soliste

Thanks Jason. I'm surprised we don't get more notes on BP here. Wonderful wines that really reward time in the cellar. If you ever get a chance to try Soliste I highly recommend. You might find them on a list in London once we get back to more normal times. Great note Fred. Belle Pente Murto was my ...
by F.Daner
August 29th, 2020, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A pair of pinots Belle Pente Murto and Soliste
Replies: 3
Views: 324

A pair of pinots Belle Pente Murto and Soliste

Brought 2 of our favorites to our local restaurant we're comfortable dining at. Their food is usually a great match for pinot and these really were wonderful on their own and with food. Soliste is not as known on the board as other Sonoma pinots but has some big fans for those who've had their wines...
by F.Daner
August 29th, 2020, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard

We had a 2012 Murto last night. It was wonderful. Always one of my favorite Oregon pinot's. It's just entering its drinking window and developed more depth with air. It is silly good.
by F.Daner
August 28th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14943
Views: 748221

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Welcome Emil !
EmilDyrvig wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 7:52 am
New here, so first post :) Nonetheless a few highlights of some of my recent purchases over the past months that I am excited about:

2002 Leflaive Montrachet
2012 Roumier Musigny
2017 Ramonet Montrachet
by F.Daner
August 27th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ayoub Anonimo vnyd Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: TN: 2017 Ayoub Anonimo vnyd Pinot Noir

I'll be trying a 12 soon and will post back.
lleichtman wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 3:53 pm
I have about 3 cases of Mo's wines. We get regular shipments. Still drinking 15's so haven't tried any 17's as of yet. Mo is almost always home.
by F.Daner
August 27th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

Re: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .

Congrats Craig to you and the entire team ! Sounds like an awesome combination that makes a lot of sense. The only real change is the facility change - Sojourn will be going into the original Ravenswood property about 1/2 mile from the Sonoma Square. Killer location. When renovated this will be a fa...
by F.Daner
August 26th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ayoub Anonimo vnyd Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: TN: 2017 Ayoub Anonimo vnyd Pinot Noir

Thanks Bill. Let us know what you think when you try. Bill- have you tried the 17 estate yet ? A recent 10 and 12 were excellent. These age very well. The 17 vintage seems to be perfect to highlight is vineyard and style. I tasted the 2017 Estate when I visited, and it did indeed show very well. I a...
by F.Daner
August 25th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: "Guess I've got that old travelling bone"
Replies: 32
Views: 1953

Re: "Guess I've got that old travelling bone"

Just spent 2 weeks in North Carolina- family house at Lake James then rented a place in Eagles Nest in Banner Elk at about 5000 feet. Mixed some off time with working remote and seeing family. Brought 2+ cases of wine. We hiked, cooked and had a great time. Now planning our next trip somewhere to ca...
by F.Daner
August 25th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Rao's NYC Now Offering Takeout
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: Rao's NYC Now Offering Takeout

Still only pick up or outdoor dining in NYC ?
by F.Daner
August 25th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ayoub Anonimo vnyd Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: TN: 2017 Ayoub Anonimo vnyd Pinot Noir

Bill- have you tried the 17 estate yet ? A recent 10 and 12 were excellent. These age very well. The 17 vintage seems to be perfect to highlight is vineyard and style. Ayoub is a small producer in Dundee, so small that when you taste his wines you are in his kitchen. You can see his vineyards from h...
by F.Daner
August 25th, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12553
Views: 490906

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2018 Arterberry Maresh Dundee Hills- very young of course but opened up wonderfully with 1 hour of air. Josh Reynold's note in his Oregon report really nailed it. This is a terrific wine and silly value at $28.
by F.Daner
August 25th, 2020, 3:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Wine Tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 2836

Re: Willamette Wine Tasting

Wow day 2 looks unbelievable. A trip we hope to make in the next few years. I've got wines coming in the fall from all of them. 16-18 just an incredible trio of vintages. We had a 2018 Arterberry Maresh our first 18 this weekend. It opened up with about 45 mintues of air. What a wine especially for ...
by F.Daner
August 25th, 2020, 3:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Ribbon Ridge
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: TN: 2018 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Ribbon Ridge

Have some 17 SVD's coming from the winery in the fall. The estate and old vines are a purchase for me almost every year. The 12 is in a sweet spot right now.
by F.Daner
August 23rd, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24442

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

First time buying Azelia this year. I picked up both the normale and Bricco. What base Barolo have you purchased so far ? My list so far

Azelia
Cordero
Luigi Pira
Massolino
Scavino
Vajra Albe
Vietti Castiglione
by F.Daner
August 23rd, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 4186

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Great report and fun read with all the focus on the 16's. I've picked up some 15's at good pricing as I skipped buying last year.
by F.Daner
August 21st, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 84
Views: 5822

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

Jim- I'm surprised there hasn't been a Vinous Oregon Report thread. Josh's article was excellent and I couldn't agree more with him especially the last perspective. Oregon Pinot is one of the world's great wine values. Indeed. Not the relative secret it used to be....but the past 15 years have been ...
by F.Daner
August 21st, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 84
Views: 5822

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

Jim- I'm surprised there hasn't been a Vinous Oregon Report thread. Josh's article was excellent and I couldn't agree more with him. I also believe Oregon Pinot is one of the world's great wine values. What a great time to be a fan of Oregon pinot. Indeed. Not the relative secret it used to be....bu...
by F.Daner
August 21st, 2020, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 84
Views: 5822

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

I've had 3-2010's over the last 2 weeks with family. All were very good+ Ayoub Arterberry Maresh Widerlea Belle Pente Reserve The BP needed the most air and I'll give my remaining bottles another year or 2 or decant. The Ayoub and AM opened up beautifully after a short decant and were so expressive....
by F.Daner
August 20th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: TN: 2009 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

F.Daner wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Thanks for posting Tom. My first vintage is 2016. Notes look very promising but I won't pull for several years.

Had the 2010 Belle Pente Reserve this evening and similiar experience to yours. A beautiful wine.
by F.Daner
August 20th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: TN: 2009 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

Thanks for posting Tom. My first vintage is 2016. Notes look very promosing but I won't pull for several years.

Had the 2010 Belle Pente Reserve this evening and similiar experience to yours. A beautiful wine.

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