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by F.Daner
August 20th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick pinot question...black tea!
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: Quick pinot question...black tea!

agreed on stems. For OP try Fogline as I definitley get black tea notes and they do use stems. I believe one wine they make is 100% included.
by F.Daner
August 20th, 2020, 3:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?
Replies: 91
Views: 7391

Re: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?

I did and reached out to support. There was a setting on my account that they fixed. No issues now.
AAgrawal wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 8:52 pm
I'm starting to have problems with chrome and the forums... can't see them load at all. Used to only have this problem with Safari. Anyone else have the same issue?
by F.Daner
August 19th, 2020, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: TN: 2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Ed- I think you'll be really happy with it. One of my last big cabernet purchases as I got a case from the winery before the price increase. I've added a few bottles I've seen at retail under current release price. Glad to read that the 2013 Forman is drinking well, Fred. Thanks for the note. We had...
by F.Daner
August 18th, 2020, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 4
Views: 612

TN: 2008 Domaine Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

2008 Domaine Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes[/b][/url] - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin (8/18/2020) Had the last bottle in 2012 and impressions are very similiar. Upon opening this has strong Gevry flavor of animale and dark red fruit. Still a bit tense and firm ...
by F.Daner
August 17th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 87
Views: 5842

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

One of the few releases I'll grab right away. Love all their wines. Thanks to Mike Smith for introducing me to Massiomo back in the early days.
by F.Daner
August 17th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 13 Kutch
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

Re: 13 Kutch

price reduction to $500 + actuall cost of shipping.
by F.Daner
August 16th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?
Replies: 91
Views: 7391

Re: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?

Antonio- thanks so much for taking the time to provide an update and insight into Vinous. I can say to anyone considering a subscription that the 2 month CT trial is terrific and my subscription more than paid for itself based on my 2015/16 Barolo and 2017 Oregon purchases. The content and user expe...
by F.Daner
August 16th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 13 Kutch
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

Re: 13 Kutch

$510 from the winery plus my cost of shipping so pretty much at my cost. Library vintage that doesn't appear to be available via WS perfectly cellared. If there isn't a market I'll drink em. If your interested make an offer [cheers.gif] one last bump... Any Kutch fans out there ? yes but you are ove...
by F.Daner
August 16th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?
Replies: 91
Views: 7391

Re: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?

I'm using chrome so was surprised I don't see it. I sent a note to support. Are the forum's active on the site ? Is there a forums section on Vinous ? I checked under the Your Say tab and it looks like there should be but I don't see anything ? Thought I'd ask here before pinging support. In order f...
by F.Daner
August 16th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24438

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

It seems like this vintage has such a plethora of very good to excellent wines that are all under $100. I won't chase the few trophies when i can get so many quality wines in the $40-90 range. I'm looking forward to following these wines over the next 20 years. Off the top of my head I would say Cas...
by F.Daner
August 16th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?
Replies: 91
Views: 7391

Re: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?

Is there a forums section on Vinous ? I checked under the Your Say tab and it looks like there should be but I don't see anything ? Thought I'd ask here before pinging support.
by F.Daner
August 16th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 8243

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

David- check out B-21 outside of Tampa. They have a terrific selection and they do pre-arrival pricing/offers for many wines. I've picked up Massolino and Cordero from them so far. I expect they should have the Brovia line up later this year. Looks like Kerin provided an update on 7/16 and also post...
by F.Daner
August 16th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

I've been back buying some 13 and 15's as I search out the 16 releases. Picked up the 13 of the Casa Mate and 15 Chiniera recently. Nice to see them still at original release price. David- had the 08 last November. It was fantastic after a short decant. I have 2 left I believe and will probably have...
by F.Daner
August 16th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)
Replies: 16
Views: 996

Re: TN: 2015 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)

Welcome back Buzz and thanks for the note. I had pulled this one to take on our lake trip. I gave it a 90 minute decant and it was outstanding. I might give it the nod over the 13 at this stage. I'll leave the rest alone for a few more years and pick up a few more.
by F.Daner
August 16th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: TN: 2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Last week had my first from a case of 2013's. It was a beauty and I expect it will still develop for a few more years. It needed a 90 minute decant to fully open. Still has a decent amount of tannin. We had it with a 2010 Blankiet Estate. The Blankiet was excellent but lost some of it's punch with a...
by F.Daner
August 16th, 2020, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet Canet in Napa?
Replies: 30
Views: 3438

Re: Pontet Canet in Napa?

Could not agree more with Elton's comments on Robert Craig. Bit of thread drift but their club was the one I stuck with as I cut way back on Napa cab purchases. I love their HM and the pricing is still a value for what's in the bottle. I own the 12-14 of the Veeder. Looks like I'll have to pull one ...
by F.Daner
August 16th, 2020, 4:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.
Replies: 92
Views: 6032

Re: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.

Thanks you James and Jim. Appreciate the context on 18 and reading some of the prior PGC newsletters. I've been a buyer of the wines off and on since 2008. Looking forward to trying both 17 and 18's.
by F.Daner
August 15th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.
Replies: 92
Views: 6032

Re: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.

Jim- bit of thread drift but what are your thoughts on the 18's in general ? Just had the 2018 Patricia Green Lia's PN. That would fit the bill of Burgundian. Thanks. That would, historically, would not be one of ours that I would have gone with but the 2018 is a different beast. Todd’s farming has ...
by F.Daner
August 15th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.
Replies: 92
Views: 6032

Re: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.

We had a 2010 Arterberry Maresh Winderlea last night that was just a beautiful wine. It took about one hour to open up and when it did it was everything you'd want from Pinot and reminded me of 1cru Chambolle. Great red fruit, baking spice and tea notes all in perfect balance. The 10 Ayoub we had ea...
by F.Daner
August 15th, 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 13 Kutch
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

Re: 13 Kutch

one last bump... Any Kutch fans out there ?
by F.Daner
August 14th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vietti 2016s Baroli
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: Vietti 2016s Baroli

Anyone seeing these locally yet ? I think they are just getting to Tampa
by F.Daner
August 10th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24438

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

If anyone is searching for Massolino B-21 outside of Tampa has the full line up. They have the cru designate wines on sale this week. They ship outside of Florida.

cheers
by F.Daner
August 8th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Back in the biz
Replies: 44
Views: 2510

Re: Back in the biz

This right here. I've been in sales my whole life. A tasting room gig to have fun once retired would be a lot of fun. Just have to relocate from the east coast. Funny, I retired about a month ago and I picked up a 2 day a week gig working at a tasting room for a local winery as well. I told my wife ...
by F.Daner
August 8th, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...
Replies: 28
Views: 2649

Re: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...

Not sure what you ended up with Chris but the Vajra BDV and Ravera available in your price range. I continue to back buy vintages I missed. Picked up both versions of the 13 this morning. Priced higher than their 15 versions but should be less than the 16's.
by F.Daner
August 7th, 2020, 3:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 13 Kutch
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

Re: 13 Kutch

Bump, bu bump.
by F.Daner
August 7th, 2020, 3:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24438

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

I haven't but I've been doing this for other top rated wines and buying their 13,14 or 15's based on offers and what I'm finding. Recently picked up the 14 Massollino Riserva on pre-order from B-21 for $99. AG gave it very high praise in the 16 Barolo report. Sandrone's Le Vigne should also be very ...
by F.Daner
August 3rd, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24438

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

I'm seeing them both for $80-90 on east and west coast. The explanation given to me why Grasso prices listed at $100, is they marked them up proactively not certain of tariff situation. But even if tariffs don't come, they will try to keep the price and sell the vintage (which AG came out today and ...
by F.Daner
August 2nd, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom with Jamie Kutch, Summer Release Tasting, with Zoom link for the recording
Replies: 28
Views: 1540

Re: Zoom with Jamie Kutch, Summer Release Tasting, with Zoom link for the recording

For anyone interested in an older vintage I just posted 10 bottles of the 13 pinot in pristine condition on CC.

Cheers
by F.Daner
August 2nd, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 13 Kutch
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

13 Kutch

Perfectly stored 13 Kutch pinots. They've been in my cool cellar since receiving from Jamie. 4 Sonoma Coast- 1 might be a 14. Need to check 3 MacDougal 3 Fallstaff $560 for all 10. I live in Tampa and will be in Atlanta, North Carolina and Tennessee throughout the fall. I'd rather find someone who c...
by F.Daner
August 2nd, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24438

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

Thanks Martin and Lorenzo. New producer for me but the notes and pricing are very attractive. Saratoga Wine Exchange has the whole line up for those on the east coast. Fully agree. I have tasted the entire current line-up with Gianpaolo three times, last time last Saturday. Everything he’s made in ‘...
by F.Daner
August 2nd, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14943
Views: 747802

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jeff- The specials Don has been running have been awesome. I have bought each time. We had the 13 L'Age Chard and 13 Nouv Mode Pinot last night. They are in their prime drinking window and an incredible value at wholesale pricing.
jeffruggels wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Soliste - my favorite domestic pinot
by F.Daner
August 2nd, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24438

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

All Star Wines has a good price on 16 Cavallotto and Vajra Albe- $66 and $30.
by F.Daner
August 2nd, 2020, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24438

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

Anyone else back loading other vintages while 16 hype goes into over drive ? I took a break from buying in general from 16-19 and realized how little barolo I had left. I've seen some nice pricing on 13-15 while i search for 16's. Most recent purchases were 13 Elio Grasso Ginestra and 13 Cavallotto ...
by F.Daner
August 2nd, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 20
Views: 2278

Re: TN: 2013 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Just picked up some of this one along with the 16. Anyone back buying vintages as 16 hype goes into overdrive ?
by F.Daner
August 1st, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24438

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

Missed out on the 16 Brovia's at Wine Cellarage. They sold quickly. B-21 in Tampa has some great offers going out. One of them is the 16 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Monfalletto. Only $38.00 until 8/10. I'm going back for more after the bottle this week. Similiar to the Vietti Cas it showed beautif...
by F.Daner
July 29th, 2020, 1:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with a little different kind of pizza?
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Pairing with a little different kind of pizza?

Nebbiolo was my first thought as well. I shared a tasting note from last night of the Fiorenzo Nada 2013 Barbaresco Montaribaldi. It was excellent with a farro and mushroom dish. A young Barb or Barolo might be a bit too much. I love the basic Vajra Nebbiolo or even their Rosso Barbara/Nebb blend. T...
by F.Daner
July 28th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Fiorenzo Nada Barbaresco Montaribaldi (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 0
Views: 162

TN: 2013 Fiorenzo Nada Barbaresco Montaribaldi (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

2013 Fiorenzo Nada Barbaresco Montaribaldi - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (7/28/2020) Dark cherry, spice and a touch of menthol are on the nose and give way to a big wine that envelops the palate. This is a big wine that right now is powerful and very expressive. It's deep and has tremendous...
by F.Daner
July 28th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 157
Views: 11476

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Michael- have you tried Frog's Leap ? Should really fit the bill based on what you describe. I wouldn’t put Bedrock or Rivers Marie in this competition. I love Bedrock for blends, Zins and Syrah, not so much for cab. Rivers Marie just doesn’t fit my interests in cab. Of the ones I have had lately, e...
by F.Daner
July 26th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: May 2019 visit to Vajra
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: TN: May 2019 visit to Vajra

Sounds like a terrific visit and hope to taste here perhaps next year. Our trip last year we did not make it up to the Langhe so on the list for the future. Nice to see the note on the 15 Ravera. Just picked up some along with 16 Albe. The base Nebb is a terrific wine for the $
by F.Daner
July 26th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vietti 2016s Baroli
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: Vietti 2016s Baroli

Anyone else have upates ? I've had the Castiglione from 375 and agree with Jeremy, Eric and AG. A terrific wine and an awesome value. Case purchase for me.

cheers
by F.Daner
July 26th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 863
Views: 33784

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Thanks for the heads up Randy. I don't smoke Padron that much anymore My favorite absolute go to is the Olivia V Robusto. Great anytime of the day and a great post Sunday brunch smoke. Long ashes to all of you PSA: Gentlemen and ladies, I suggest you stock up on your favorite cigars and back up stic...
by F.Daner
July 24th, 2020, 2:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Allocated Bourbons
Replies: 25
Views: 2969

Re: WTB: Allocated Bourbons

CJ- Where are you located ? The prices you're willing to pay should satisfy most local retailers.
by F.Daner
July 24th, 2020, 2:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: A New Orleans Classic: Roast Beef Po'Boy (Or Is It Poor Boy?)
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

Re: A New Orleans Classic: Roast Beef Po'Boy (Or Is It Poor Boy?)

Parkway has a great one for sure. I give Domilise's the nod for Fried Shrimp. Hope to come back to visit in the winter if things calm down. We popped in from Pensacola for a day trip in the first week of July. It was a rainy afternoon but seeing no one in the French qtr was disturbing, beautiful and...
by F.Daner
July 23rd, 2020, 2:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Vietti Barolo Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: A Few Vietti Barolo Wines

Just had the 16 Castiglione from 375. I was surprised at how well it drank but it seems like it was still just a glimpse of whats to come. Beautiful wine for sure. Jeremy- have you had Vajra at all ? If so how would you compare the Ravera from both producers ? Quite a price difference we see here in...
by F.Daner
July 22nd, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 211
Views: 12931

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

Thanks for taking one for the team [cheers.gif]
MatthewT wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 11:12 am
Yah, I thought that was pretty funny. But I tried it. It's the cab. And it's really really good.
by F.Daner
July 22nd, 2020, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino report
Replies: 23
Views: 2312

Re: the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino report

Great report Tim thanks for sharing. I picked up the Albatreti on pre arrival and stumbled across the regular Caparzo at B-21 here in Florida at a great price($31). Sounds like a vintage with some great wines but ymmv. I saw some comments about some hot wines ? Interested on your experience ? cheers
by F.Daner
July 21st, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 186
Views: 24438

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

check out B-21 in Tarpon Springs Florida. They send out private offers for early release wines. I just picked up the 16 Massolino Parafada as well as the 16 Cordero Monfalletto earlier in the year. Just finished the Vietti Castiglione from 375. Really good early showing for this wine. This will be a...
by F.Daner
July 21st, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 193
Views: 17424

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

I think I bought some of my retirement dinner wines today.

2030 should be a great time to open a Lore and HL.

I'll try the NV after they've arrived and some time to settle.
by F.Daner
July 18th, 2020, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there any good, lower alcohol Zinfindel producers out there?
Replies: 70
Views: 2757

Re: Are there any good, lower alcohol Zinfindel producers out there?

Frogs Leap clocks in at low 14's but it is made in a more classical side and it's delish.
2018 is around $30-35 retail.
by F.Daner
July 12th, 2020, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...
Replies: 13
Views: 2367

Re: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...

Brian- where is the winery located ?

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