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by Marcus Goodfellow
January 18th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 208
Views: 15835

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Well said Adam. I had a similar learning experience when I first started posting. There is a tremendous community of knowledge here(and, for some, an apparently limitless time for research that I envy...). It does get heated at times, but I prize the fact that the opinions are honest. And for Pinot ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
January 16th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy under DIAM
Replies: 26
Views: 1794

Re: White Burgundy under DIAM

whoops!
by Marcus Goodfellow
January 16th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Riesling vintage recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Austrian Riesling vintage recommendation

Well, “taut Rieslings” sounds pretty good to me! Actually, 2010 wines on release could be downright lean and austere. But they have really blossomed over a decade, and imo the vintage has become really very good. 2015, otoh, was warm, just like most of Europe. Big, ripe, lush, sometimes fat, even s...
by Marcus Goodfellow
January 16th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy under DIAM
Replies: 26
Views: 1794

Re: White Burgundy under DIAM

I know two people personally who say they can taste a DIAM effect. Both failed miserably when blind tasted on them. They didn’t pick out any of four whites under DIAM. In short, I think the claim is bunk. Fevre began with DIAM for 1er Cru in 2007 IIRC. Everything in 2010. +1 I do use Diam though, s...
by Marcus Goodfellow
January 14th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3423

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

Marcus, Generalizing about anything in the wine biz is risky, but I do it anyway! My point is that we sometimes underemphasize the role of winemakers/vineyardists in wine. But if we look at Burgundy and Chablis, it was monks who figured out so much. I bet these guys would have loved mega red and fl...
by Marcus Goodfellow
January 14th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1122
Views: 58860

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Now this: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/07/tech-giants-tariffs-france-095668 "Tech giants push for tariffs as fight over French tax heats up Amazon, Google and Facebook endorsed the administration’s plan to slap tariffs on $2.4 billion worth of French cheese, Champagne, handbags and other g...
by Marcus Goodfellow
January 11th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3423

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

When people talk about terroir, I get the feeling that they are thinking about oil wells or mining for gold. That is, if we just drill in the right direction we'll find a seam of terroir we can bottle. In reality most winemakers are just trying to make wines they like and that will sell well. So th...
by Marcus Goodfellow
January 7th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3423

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

I will never be able to make a wine that isn’t both the site and the winery as part of the terroir. They are intrinsically linked. And once I believe in that process, it becomes easy to put down all the fancy tools and adjuncts and let the wines be the wines. It's OK that we disagree on this. You m...
by Marcus Goodfellow
January 6th, 2020, 11:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3423

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

Particularly for those who believe in the beauty of Pinot Noir, the goal is to excel with every site, and over achieve at every level. I think to understand the mentality in Burgundy (not at the domaines you cite, but at many addresses), you need to step back fifteen to twenty years, to a time when...
by Marcus Goodfellow
January 6th, 2020, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3423

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

I am more inclined to include the vineyard manager/viticulturist than someone who is exclusively a winemaker. But the dirt (and its natural environment) is still the basis of terroir. The rest is interpretation. We share a lot of opinions but not this one. Farming is important, and having a true co...
by Marcus Goodfellow
January 6th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3423

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

I think that if you applied the exact same winemaking techniques to ten different vineyards, there would be winners and losers. That was the OP's question. I remember blind tastings in the 70s when --tasting blind--people would love the Chorey. With the labels in view folks preferred the wines from...
by Marcus Goodfellow
January 5th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Barthod Bourgogne
Replies: 34
Views: 1513

Re: TN: 2015 Barthod Bourgogne

Great producer, one of my favorites and one that I still feel offers the quality to justify the rising costs. One that also offers the style of Pinot Noir I love, and a must for those who want to explore the region.
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 29th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A mini-vertical of Marcus' Richard's Cuvee Chardonnay
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: TNs: A mini-vertical of Marcus' Richard's Cuvee Chardonnay

Good to see them tasted side by side! And over two days as well. I haven’t managed to do that myself. All VERY different vintages, and it’s been really fun to see how the chardonnay from the vineyard offers up such consistent quality with such diverse expressions. I think I tend to share your younge...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 28th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6341

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Lassaigne Vins de Montguex NV Doyard BdB NV Schloss Gobelsberg Riesling Tradition Merkelbach Hexamer Thibaud Bourdignon Savenierres and Anjou Blanc Bethel Heights High Wire Chardonnay Crowley Four Winds Chardonnay Evesham Wood Temperance Hill Pinot Noir Many thanks to everyone who posted Goodfellow...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 27th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6341

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Lassaigne Vins de Montguex NV Doyard BdB NV Schloss Gobelsberg Riesling Tradition Merkelbach Hexamer Thibaud Bourdignon Savenierres and Anjou Blanc Bethel Heights High Wire Chardonnay Crowley Four Winds Chardonnay Evesham Wood Temperance Hill Pinot Noir Many thanks to everyone who posted Goodfellow....
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 27th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3423

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

Just an itb opinion. Classification of a site after centuries definitely shows the potential in the fruit, but every year you start from zero. Making Pinot Noir is a hard gig, nowhere more so than Burgundy. I also doubt many great winemakers were accountants before hand. When you aspire to make grea...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 26th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Better Than Average Kabinett
Replies: 49
Views: 1659

Re: Better Than Average Kabinett

I would be surprised if things such as Adam and Schafer Frohlich were available in Indiana, except perhaps in Indianapolis. Vinopolis can ship to Indiana(I think), and has a great selection of German wines. For German wines, I like and drink, mostly Kabinett. Messmer makes lovely wines across the b...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 25th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Everybody wants a wine to show well . . .
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: Everybody wants a wine to show well . . .

I opened a wine yesterday at a family lunch and I did not think It showed well. Those that drank it are not wine people so they had no clue, but the whole time I was thinking I should have brought something else. I tasted a little again last night and same thought, uninspiring. One glass left for t...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 25th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Everybody wants a wine to show well . . .
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: Everybody wants a wine to show well . . .

Just (let it) breathe! That's my default solution and it's a good one. If it's too young, let it breathe a lot. If it should be at peak, but it's sullen, decant it and give it an hour. If it's too old and seems too old, still let it breathe. My own version of Audouze is to open the wine 24 hours ah...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 15th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 952
Views: 63722

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Diebolt-Vallois BdB-just fabulous

Pierre Moncuit BdB-also just lovely. Linear, clean lines, great mousse, lovely balance.

Marc Hebrart Mes Favorites-nice bottle, more richness, less minerality than the previous two bottles.
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 15th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wife Just Got A Case of Wine Delivered, Am I alllowed to look?
Replies: 56
Views: 2307

Re: Wife Just Got A Case of Wine Delivered, Am I alllowed to look?

R Roberts wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 9:01 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 8:06 am
David K o l i n wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 7:55 am
Wait til you try the Martinelli Zin

16.4% ABV baby! Just add ice cubes.
You mean after the ice melts? This was gifted to me years ago. 17.3% !!!

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by Marcus Goodfellow
December 13th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 19
Views: 1528

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

Wes Barton wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Sean,

Any chance Ed wants to trade a 6-pack?
Pinged him.
Thanks Wes, sorry this fell off my radar.
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 13th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does "pure" mean?
Replies: 47
Views: 1615

Re: What does "pure" mean?

While there definitely are some positive but ill-defined terms that wine writers employ to indicate that they like a wine, without all that precisely pinpointing what it is they like about it, I take "purity" to mean a clean, direct expression of fruit that is uncluttered by overt winemaking artifa...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 12th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burt Williams RIP with added remarks
Replies: 80
Views: 3220

Re: Burt Williams RIP

So sorry to hear this. One of the truly great winemakers, and so formative in establishing new world Pinot Noirs place in the world of wine.
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 11th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alice Quixote rides again
Replies: 54
Views: 2136

Re: Alice Quixote rides again

Another two minutes I'll never get back. As usual, she doesn't make any sense. "They used selected yeasts"!!!! Quelle horreur!!! Were those "unnatural" in some way? Think about it. Somebody found some grapes. He made some wine with it. Everyone liked it. He propagated those grapes. He made more win...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 10th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2205

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

C1359A56-4269-49C4-8A53-93D30C9C0774.jpeg One last TN: full disclosure, Bobby Rowett is the winemaker/proprietor at Mellen Meyer, and worked for me for a couple of years when he first moved to the Willamette Valley. He’s a gem of a human being and has been making some really delicious sparkling win...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 9th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alice Quixote rides again
Replies: 54
Views: 2136

Re: Alice Quixote rides again

As someone who has mourned the commodification of his own special thing in the last decade or so I understand where she's coming from at least, and anyone who thinks she's just being elitist is misunderstanding her. At the risk of sounding elitist myself, it's hard to explain unless you've been the...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 9th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2205

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

2017 Goodfellow House Block Whistling Ridge Vineyard : This is a pure pinot beauty. It is so clean and neat, as if it is the perfect balance between nature and the winemaker. There is shiny, bright red fruit, and lovely earth and soil components. The wine is an expression of purity, and it is perfe...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 9th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does "pure" mean?
Replies: 47
Views: 1615

Re: What does "pure" mean?

Back in the age of Parker good wines were "ripe", "lush", "opulent" and had "good stuffing". Now good wines are "pure". You can't look at a critical review these days without seeing "pure" and praise of "purity". What does that mean? What makes a wine "pure"? The winemaker didn't spit in it or acci...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 8th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2205

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

2018 Pierce Riesling Columbia Gorge: Super delicious bottle of PNW Riesling! Needed a few hours to really get going, and it is quite youthful. With air the bose is restrained still, mostly stones, touch of wet wool, and kaffir lime leaf. Palate is stone fruit, nectarines specifically, with beautifu...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 8th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2205

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

0B4E3B77-EA6A-4C24-AF1A-9FCA7191C996.jpeg 2007 Biggio-Hamina Syrah “XX” Deux Vert Vineyard: cool wine. On opening it was a ringer for Fernet Branca aromatically. MHerbaceous, brushy, lean. Palate follows suit. With air this really fleshed out beautifully. Still the amaro tones, folded into mulberry...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 3rd, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2205

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

Continuing the Goodfellow theme from last week's Pinot Noir thread. Went with the sister wine tonight. 2017 Goodfellow Whistling Ridge pinot noir Delicate and subtle, but mid weight still. The wine feels like it's floating in my mouth, not an ounce of heaviness. There's still plenty of flavor thoug...
by Marcus Goodfellow
December 3rd, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2205

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

I’m in! TN: 2016 Loop de Loop, Four Winds Vineyard Pinot Noir-clear garnet color. Youthful aromatics, pie cherries, cherry stones, a hint of lilacs and sea water. From the new school of Willamette Valley producers, this is light to medium bodied, more linear than plush. An array of red fruits, more ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 26th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."
Replies: 61
Views: 2216

Re: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."

Philip G wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 9:03 am
For me, undrinkable means I would not drink it. I would pour the glass or bottle down the sink and open something else or drink water, which I have done.
+1
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 23rd, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 393
Views: 25992

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I would be interested to see what you think of the ‘17s. If you liked the ‘16 Durant for it’s liveliness..... So young at this point, but might just need to sacrifice one. Actually, maybe pair it against the 2017 Paul Pernot Puligny Villages that I've been recently enjoying. That's a blind challeng...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 23rd, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 393
Views: 25992

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Opened and enjoyed the 20 16 Durant Pinot Noir and a 2016 Durant Chardonnay at a dinner on Saturday. The Durant pinot was quite tasty, open and accessible. My concern for any ripeness disappeared as bigger richer Non-PNs were floating around the table. Nice counter-balance. Really dig the red-fruit...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 23rd, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Francois Mikulski Meursault Charmes
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: 2017 Francois Mikulski Meursault Charmes

One of my very favorite producers! Great wines, although not easy to find. The Charmes has been my fave, glad to see you enjoyed this as well!
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 13th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines helped by climate change
Replies: 45
Views: 1535

Re: Wines helped by climate change

Loire reds. Not sure I want change to the Loire whites, generally speaking. We definitely seem to be having greater consistency in Loire Cab Franc vintages, through other factors, such as farming and winemaking approach, surely play some role. Does anyone else think that we also seem to be having m...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 13th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 393
Views: 25992

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I had a 2016 Durant Pinot last weekend....good stuff. Took a day before it began to unwind and didn't really hit it's stride until days 3/4. I expected the tightness on day 1, but didn't expect it to still be going so strong on day 4 - just so aromatic. Also popped a 2015 Durant Chard that same wee...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 13th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines helped by climate change
Replies: 45
Views: 1535

Re: Wines helped by climate change

Howard, I definitely think you’re on the money with C-M reds. They used to be a good value for those willing to cellar them for a decade, but they still age well and IMO are definitely a notch or two better than they used to be. I think that Loire reds are also improving, and it’s hard to argue with...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 13th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4218

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

No, not because I have more than enough to last me until I die, and not because I’m so old that I will die before any new-release stuff I would buy will be fully mature. Rather, it’s just that Garagiste and Fass shipments arrived on the same day and I had to carry seven cases of wine in from the ca...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 7th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 19
Views: 1528

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

Sean,

Any chance Ed wants to trade a 6-pack?
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 7th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 19
Views: 1528

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

I haven't tried either! Hope to change that, soon! Marcus and Ed - any more available??? Todd and James, I do have around 15 cases, although we are cutting into that a bit. I know BD11 is coming up fast but we also have a few Berserkers coming to visit over the next month. Let me know if you want m...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 2nd, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1324

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

2010 vis a vis 2008 taught me that I can excuse my self from the sunshine buffet before the cheese and dessert courses are served. It’s no crime to leave some heat units behind.
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 2nd, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5310

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Thanks for all your nice comments, invites and pm's.... I am hoping to spend a day in the Willamette Valley on Monday October 21. Will be staying in Portland with family for 3 days, so one day visiting and tasting is max. Really looking forward to this, a long time goal. (I've never been to CA wine...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 2nd, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5310

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

[quote="Erica Landon" post_id=2839590 time=1572708408 user_id=16028 Stuart, I feel that it is important to share how difficult it is for small wineries to host appointments during harvest, as we have modest crews juggling an incredible amount of work. We feel that it is such a special time of year, ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 1st, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1324

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

Greg Malcolm wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:03 pm
Todd Hamina wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:48 am
Acid is abundant in 19.
I have this visual stuck in my head of RT doing a happy dance. [wow.gif]
There is little doubt that this is a Trimpi vintage. My ABVs coming out of fermenter range from 11.9-12.85%. And acid...is correct.
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 1st, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1324

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

And yes Mark, I think you're right. So the arguement of picking to hold onto acid is out the window. Acid is abundant in 19. Acids are excellent in 2019, on both the early and the late side. I picked half our Lewman vineyard fruit on Sept 14th and half on the 29th. Both are very good wines, I don’t...

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