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  • Robwild says:

    2/25/2023 12:57:00 PM - Decanting Queen. I am curious about your back story on the Neal Cab 16 mostly because I was curious if you would be willing to disclose the name of the steakhouse you visited and that it took 6 trips to their cellar to find a wine they had in stock. Not overly impressed with the service, especially considering there there are plenty of good choices of steakhouses in your locale. Thanks for sahring

  • jusuf says:

    2/22/2023 9:08:00 AM - You asked the glass name. Don´t want to do public adverts. Mail me on then I can reply.

  • jusuf says:

    1/25/2023 2:23:00 PM - @Decanting Queen; ref. Almaviva 2015 Wine opened, no decanting, directly drunk. Bottle didn´t last long but I had the impression that air was not helping.

  • VinhoVerde says:

    1/18/2023 8:40:00 AM - Regarding the 2018 Ch Clemens Asphodčle, I think it’s too ripe and lacks sufficient acidity to count on serious longevity. I’d drink it over the next 2 years. VinhoVerde

  • WildeMeeuw says:

    1/2/2023 7:38:00 AM - Dear Decanting Queen, you asked me about the 'potability horizon' of the 2017 Sine Qua Non Grenache The Gorgeous Victim. You live in the US, so I hope I don't offend you when I tell you that in general! find that the development potential of many US-derived power wines is more limited than that of wines from the 'old world'. There are exceptions, but these always concern wines that are very similar in structure to wines from France or Italy. I drank several red and white SQNs that were between 10 and 15 years old. And yet showed no trace of 'tertiary aromas'. I drank the 2001 Albino after 15 years in 2016, while Robert Parker gave the wine a future until 2009.... Nothing wrong, still fully powerful and without trace of oxidation. To be honest: I simply don't know. But I would be very surprised if this wine has also passed its peak after 10 or 15 years. Another thing is whether the wine will be better. As far as I'm concerned, SQN just stays stable for a super long time. And I have simply never had a very tertiary SQN in my glass, perhaps because the wines need much longer to ever become truly tertiary.

  • VlgJeff says:

    1/1/2023 11:30:00 AM - Thanks for the thumbs up. Like your painted bottles.

  • mmurph says:

    10/15/2022 8:27:00 AM - Will be at the Vintner Out and About November 10th at 433 Bishop. Would love to see you there.

  • mmurph says:

    9/14/2022 8:14:00 AM - Will keep an eye out for wine tastings/dinners and hopefully we can meet!

  • mmurph says:

    9/10/2022 4:45:00 PM - Needed a drink in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot? That is one of the best things I have ever heard! And Venge has fabulous wines. We are in Atlanta too. Would love to meet up...

  • vinus_operandi says:

    3/30/2022 3:00:00 AM - thank you for catching that error. that is exactly what i meant!

  • OenophilistMN says:

    3/7/2022 11:02:00 AM - Thanks for your compliment re: the 1994 Warres Port, gorgonzola and walnut dessert combo. It was delicious and the restaurant thought of the flash roast of the walnuts, which I had just brought along. We have some good overlap in wine likes, so stay in touch.

  • wineaficionado says:

    2/12/2022 4:52:00 AM - A shout-out from Switzerland to Atlanta, GA.

  • vintage1949 says:

    6/19/2021 4:56:00 AM - Greetings, Yup I missed it. Could you send it again. Dave

  • whitmanlholt says:

    4/2/2021 9:38:00 PM - Hi Jen, passing this along- YOU ARE INVITED TO ZOOM!!  Zoom: Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021 Time: 11 a.m. Pacific time Moderator: Owen Bargreen, wine critic from

  • Peter Kleban says:

    11/15/2020 6:45:00 AM - Hi jenmermaidia. Posted an answer to your D&R decanting question as a comment on my TN.

  • hanasowner says:

    7/20/2020 7:33:00 AM - Thank you for the feedback on the 2007 Lillian Blue. I have found some bottle variation for sure, though 2010 and prior have been the most consistent with 2004-2006 as the better bottles. I am down to my last few from these years with singles left of 2007-2009.

  • vintage1949 says:

    3/24/2020 10:38:00 AM - Hi jenmermaidia, Noticed that you are interested in Washington wines. Just for your information I have not had great luck aging their cabs. Syrah is a different matter. Just my thoughts-Dave

  • KPB says:

    2/11/2020 5:31:00 PM - It was actually best after two days open, which is sort of a proof that a few years in the cellar is needed here. It is a very good wine, but not one in an early drinking style.

  • oldwines says:

    12/22/2019 3:06:00 PM - You can order the wine from Benchmark and they will hold it until the weather permits shipping. Or I believe they offer a cold chain shipping than keeps the wine at a specific temp the whole way.

  • oldwines says:

    11/23/2019 6:23:00 AM - If you have trouble finding the 2008 Fantino Barolo Riserva Dardi, let me know. I have a case left out of 2 original purchases. Happy to make one or two available. Check wine-searcher pro and the sites around that buy other people's cellars...CanaWines in Nashville is good, also Benchmark in CA, Blacksmith Wines in NY, CellarRaiders in NY, etc...bunch of others...

  • bestdamncab says:

    11/19/2019 4:31:00 AM - FYI En Premier Week is 3/30/2020 to 4/2/2020 in Bordeaux for the 2019 vintage. In USA, the 2017 vintage tasting dates are: UGC, 134 Bordeaux Chateau Members, tasting in USA closest to you: New York January 20, 2020 both trade and public Washington January 21, 2020 trade only Chicago January 22, 2020 both trade and public I go every year.

  • Radboy says:

    11/10/2019 11:31:00 AM - Let me know if you have any questions on Washington State Syrahs. I have been drinking them for 20 years, go to Walla Walla a couple times a year.

  • rickym13 says:

    6/24/2019 3:42:00 PM - re 16 William & Mary Cabernet Sauvignon Shifflett Ranch...this is one of my favorite new wine coming out of napa. well balance and is built for the long haul but very accessible now. it can stand toe to toe with other high end napa cab such as maybach which i love. also something to look for is his proprietary blend 50/50 cab franc, merlot.

  • CranBurgundy says:

    8/20/2018 6:48:00 PM - Yes, there are a few others that were exceptional in 2011 - Lokoya Mt. Veeder and Hill Family Estate Atlas Peak are two that I know are great. Both have a small herbal quality (bay leaf, sage) but not the green pepper / pyrazine characteristic. The Lokoya did seem to have a hint of it early but no more. The HFE has been fantastic from release, and I like it better than their 2012 as the '11 is more restrained while the '12 is a fruit bomb that will need years to settle down.

  • CranBurgundy says:

    8/19/2018 8:39:00 PM - I saw your note on 2011 Dominus, and how it caused you to steer clear of Napa in that vintage. I'm sensitive to the pyrazine / green pepper taste also, and would recommend you try Outpost True Vineyard if you want to check out a 2011 worth drinking. Vineyard altitude was the key that year - the higher, the better!

  • bestdamncab says:

    11/21/2017 7:21:00 AM - I enjoyed your Chateau Haut Marbuzet Tasting Note as I cellar 1989, 1990, and 1995.