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  • Power Forward says:

    9/1/2020 4:59:00 PM - Thanks. Did want to get it corrected.

  • grapenomad says:

    4/21/2019 7:10:00 PM - Hey tward, glad you liked my tasting note of Felsina's Fontalloro 2015 and that we both agree on its potential. It's always good to follow a wine through the years and start enjoying it the moment the green character mellows out. I think that you're in for a fruit bomb in the next 2-3 years and that it will start become more & more elegant up to its 25th birthday.

  • tward says:

    10/12/2018 3:20:00 PM - Thanks, srh. I was just about to place an order with K&L when I saw your note. I added a bottle of that Bonny Doon Grenache to my cart! I agree with your Pinot Noir statement (though I think there are plenty of North Americans who very much want their Pinot Noir rich and deep and powerful rather than wanting their Grenache like a floral, crunchy, mineral-backed Pinot Noir!)

  • srh says:

    10/12/2018 3:03:00 PM - THANK you for your message of 10/10/2018! :) ONE of these days I DO need to "clean up" & add keys for my abbreviations & lingo. Also, I'm learning I **very** much tend to like cool climate Grenache, which tends to have VERY little in common with "typical" Grenache. Judging from your note on the '16 Purity Grenache, I'm thinking you'd QUITE enjoy https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=2975565&searchId=DE21F631 As owner/winemaker Randall Grahm puts it in HIS TNs, "Best served with a slight chill, especially as the weather warms up. (This is the 'Pinot Noir' that North Americans are seeking; they just don’t realize it yet.)" IMHO it is far better than the majority of RosÚs, less expensive than MOST, & arguably even MORE versatile with foo.

  • tward says:

    1/29/2018 7:07:00 AM - Thanks. I have purchased some wine from Hi Time before when a nearby friend was doing sales calls down there and picking up wine. They often show up with good prices for wines I'm looking for and seem to have a nice selection. Thanks for the reminder on them and the info on their buyers.

  • Richard123 says:

    1/29/2018 6:20:00 AM - Hi... Hi Times in Costa Mesa gets most of our wine dollars... https://www.hitimewine.net/ Worth a visit if you can, but have a good shipping rate for California. Their buyers have very good palates.

  • kcsteve says:

    4/28/2017 3:36:00 PM - Hi tward, Your profile looks like mine did about 5 years ago. I have ventured off into some compelling, though expensive wines, over the years and have found that enjoyment is based on the palate, not the price or name. I'm a fan of Italian wines and So Rhone as well. Your current path is the right path. Excellent wines can be bought for $25 or less. You might want to step up to a Brunello or Barolo to experience the difference a small price increase might give to you.

  • tcosgriff says:

    3/3/2017 3:13:00 PM - I have no idea where I got the Sangiovese. I make it a point to check the varietal makeup of wines before making any specific statements, but I must have had too much of the Oreno. I drank this wine in a friend's cabin in the Louisiana woods. I took a picture of the label with my iPhone, something I often do so that I don't have to remember the wine from memory, but I still got it wrong. I will need to amend the note. I have often said that the emperor has no clothes when commenting on wines that do not live up to their reputations. So here I am, without any clothes!

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