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by Howard Cooper
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 2001 Ridge Sonoma Station.
Replies: 0
Views: 847

2001 Ridge Sonoma Station.

Fabulous wine, perfectly mature.

I expect Geyserville and Lytton Springs to age well, but was really surprised at how good a 16 year old Sonoma Station tasted. Does Ridge still make the Sonoma Station Zin? Is the closest thing now the Three Valleys or is there something else more similar?
by Howard Cooper
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Tasting of Wines from the Crus Bourgeois du Medoc
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Views: 2297

Tasting of Wines from the Crus Bourgeois du Medoc

Wonderful tasting of wines from the Crus Bourgeois du Medoc at Ripple this week. We tasted 2014s from 14 wineries - Chateau Arnauld, Chatea Larose Perganson, Chateau Larose Trintaudon, Chateau Arsac, Chateau Hanteillan, Chateau Patache d'Aux, Chateau La Haye, Chateau Labadie, Cahteau Lalaudey, Chate...
by Howard Cooper
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Boxing vs. Bottling Costs
Replies: 2
Views: 10996

Re: Boxing vs. Bottling Costs

I have sometimes found that a boxed wine is good for cooking wine. Esp. with a white wine. Wines lasts fairly well in the frig.
by Howard Cooper
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: German wines and Burgundy with friends
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Views: 9058

German wines and Burgundy with friends

Last night, had dinner with friends. We had Zilliken 1994 Saarburger Rausch Kabinett - beautiful wine. Incredibly elegant. Very young for a 22 year old wine. Schaefer, 2005 Graacher Domprobst Spatlese - also really liked this one. Richer than the Zilliken and more powerful. Maybe without the weightl...
by Howard Cooper
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Visiting Bordeaux in August - Medoc chateau visits possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 14637

Re: Visiting Bordeaux in August - Medoc chateau visits possi

After discovering this great website during my research for our upcoming vacation to Bordeaux in August, I noticed most chateaux in the left bank are closed. Is it possible to see any of then mid August or are we screwed? Thanks! I think you would find that in many if not most wine areas in France ...
by Howard Cooper
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 8 wines w/ 78` Leoville-Poy, 94` Montelena, 01`Lopez Heredia
Replies: 3
Views: 13525

Re: 8 wines w/ 78` Leoville-Poy, 94` Montelena, 01`Lopez Her

Hi Blake... I am not the biggest fan of most 70's Bordeaux. 1978 Bordeaux for me is past its best days on all the top wines. Glad you had a good bottle. Agreed Jeff. I was delighted to discover this being as good as it was. Blake, I had a 1970 Poyferre last year that was delicious, so I am not surp...
by Howard Cooper
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Silk road
Replies: 37
Views: 59766

Re: Silk road

Jeff, Just a question about troplong mondot. A couple of the tasters have mentioned a pruniness or raisiny quality on the palate. Did you pick up any flavored as such? I really like the tm's I have had in the past, especially the '05 and the 2010 and hadn't detected any overripe flavors. They were ...
by Howard Cooper
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Silk road
Replies: 37
Views: 59766

Re: Silk road

One man's mustard is another man's mustard gas. So let us not speak of the flaws of others, the yellow stains that come from our mouths and can end up on our shirt. I consider Jeff to be a friend. This is not a new discussion, but one we have been having for years. I have tasted wine with Jeff twic...
by Howard Cooper
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Silk road
Replies: 37
Views: 59766

Re: Silk road

Howard, wines need depth and concentration to be silky. Bordeaux is silk and velvet. Burgundy, at least to me is more elegant. Do you agree, or ? I know that you do not like Burgundy. I really find that to be a flaw in your ability to taste wine. Burgundy and Bordeaux are the two greatest wine regi...
by Howard Cooper
Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Silk road
Replies: 37
Views: 59766

Re: Silk road

Howard, wines need depth and concentration to be silky. Bordeaux is silk and velvet. Burgundy, at least to me is more elegant. Do you agree, or ? I don't really think of Bordeaux as a silky wine. I think that Bordeaux has too much tannin to be considered silky. It can be powerful or even complex, b...
by Howard Cooper
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Silk road
Replies: 37
Views: 59766

Re: Silk road

Jeff, those notes were totally captivating and very well written. It's almost sensory/information overload, a Johnny Mnemonic. I have a friend who wants to buy the most silky, creamy and satiny reds regardless of appellation that have a chance for long life as a theme for purchasing the 2015 vintag...
by Howard Cooper
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Under $100 excellent PQR Red Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 12549

Re: Under $100 excellent PQR Red Wine

Thanks Jeff for your reply and willingness to recommend. I am fairly new to the wine world. Here are some wine I tried and liked: 2004 Cardinale 2010 MastroJanni Brunello(loved it on the second day) 2012 Cakebread Dancing Bears 2004 La Fiorita Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2002 Arrowood Cabernet S...
by Howard Cooper
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Wine newbe visiting Bordeaux
Replies: 8
Views: 10096

Re: Wine newbe visiting Bordeaux

When I went to Bordeaux a couple of years ago, I hired a driver to take me around and make appointments for me. Some of my favorite visits were Ducru Beaucaillou, Domaine de Chevalier, Haut Brion, and d'Yquem. Of interest, Clinet's promotional materials quoted Jeff's reviews. For a less expensive wi...
by Howard Cooper
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: So, Jeff, what futures are you buying for yourself?
Replies: 13
Views: 11066

Re: So, Jeff, what futures are you buying for yourself?

Howard... You can order any 2015 red Bordeaux from Macarthurs in half bottles if you purchase a full case. If that's too much, get some of your friends in DC to split a few cases with you. They now have some 1/2 bottles on their web site, so I can order them by the bottle. For example, they have Do...
by Howard Cooper
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: So, Jeff, what futures are you buying for yourself?
Replies: 13
Views: 11066

Re: So, Jeff, what futures are you buying for yourself?

Really, I wish I could get a lot more everyday reds in half bottles. A half bottle is perfect for Nancy and me for a simple dinner. When I find good half bottles these days I get them.