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by Beau Carufel
November 17th, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great Semillon from Oregon!
Replies: 10
Views: 819

A great Semillon from Oregon!

Where in Oregon are the grapes grown for this? And how does the style compare to Aussie Hunter valley styles? I'm sure this will be difficult to find outside of local. The first post says where the grapes are grown, outside the town of Forest Grove. It's in Washington County, part of the Willamette...
by Beau Carufel
November 17th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir Nils Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 228

TN: 2008 Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir Nils Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

That carpet looks familiar! [cheers.gif] But does it match the drapes? Thanks for posting, Beau. I have a few of these and I haven't touched any of them yet. My understanding was that the wine has a lot of stuffing and needed time. I guess we're coming up on 10 years post vintage. Geez. I'll check ...
by Beau Carufel
November 17th, 2017, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir Nils Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 228

TN: 2008 Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir Nils Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Eric Sch wrote:That carpet looks familiar! [cheers.gif]
Weird how that works neener
by Beau Carufel
November 16th, 2017, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great Semillon from Oregon!
Replies: 10
Views: 819

A great Semillon from Oregon!

It's not made by David Hill Winery, but the grapes are from them. The winemaker is Jeff Vejr, Golden Cluster is his project.
by Beau Carufel
November 16th, 2017, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590486

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Just snagged a case of NV Clouet Brut Reserve. Stupid cheap in PDX right now. Granted, I'm sharing it with a fellow WB'er..
by Beau Carufel
November 16th, 2017, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir Nils Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 228

TN: 2008 Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir Nils Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

2008 Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir Nils Reserve - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (11/16/2017) Opened a few hours prior to serving, tasted over the course of about three hours. Pours a glorious light garnet. The nose is a mix of earthy pepper and baking spice, forest floor, and red berry fruit. It's al...
by Beau Carufel
April 18th, 2017, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd fault(?)
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Odd fault(?)

Might just be oxidized but also wasn't cold stabilized. Multiple things happening there.
by Beau Carufel
April 18th, 2017, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petit Verdot
Replies: 60
Views: 2771

Petit Verdot

It's a fun grape to work with..but has some grape-chemistry things to keep in mind. Ripens later and the acid falls out handily..So the brix can get pretty high whilst then needing an acid addition to get a stable pH/tA..Seems to like a bit of wood and also seems to like some whole cluster, especial...
by Beau Carufel
April 2nd, 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 470
Views: 37900

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Charlie Carnes wrote:I have promised myself more self control on the next sixer. Have you ever made this again?
Sadly no, the vineyard was sold in early 2014 and now the grapes are contracted to someone else. IF I can ever get gamay noir again though, it'll be for a rose sparkler.
by Beau Carufel
March 29th, 2017, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 470
Views: 37900

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Charlie Carnes wrote:Of my first six pack of Random Wines Rose Sparkler, I have downed five. They are awesome!
I'm impressed, you're making quick work! I've got your next six bottles ready to ship out though champagne.gif
by Beau Carufel
March 19th, 2017, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WB Winemakers - secret sparklers?
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

WB Winemakers - secret sparklers?

Paging Beau at Random Wines . Thanks for thinking of me..I do make (or, made) a sparkling wine but it was gamay noir..Haven't yet experimented with pinot noir or chardonnay, and it's not super high on my list. I'd rather work with more obscure varieties like albarino, (more) gamay noir, cab franc, ...
by Beau Carufel
March 5th, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1920 Bodegas de la Real Divisa Rioja Reserva Marques de Legarda
Replies: 2
Views: 262

TN: 1920 Bodegas de la Real Divisa Rioja Reserva Marques de Legarda

1920 Bodegas de la Real Divisa Rioja Reserva Marques de Legarda - Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (3/5/2017) Opened and poured. Pale reddish/burnt brick coloring. Cork was soft and somewhat crumbly. Impressively lively bouquet. Red dust, dried tomato leaf, sour red cherry, more subtle hints of anise and dri...
by Beau Carufel
February 28th, 2017, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590486

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1920 Marques de Legarda "Rioja"
by Beau Carufel
February 28th, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon trip in march: what wine town to stay in?
Replies: 84
Views: 4241

Oregon trip in march: what wine town to stay in?

"Open Late" what about just staying in Portland and driving down? Many choices for restaurants and hotels, and decent night life. Yes the drive in/out is dull, but it's not a crazy option. Urban experience vs. small town quiet, choose what tickles your fancy. It's not always the easiest drive after...
by Beau Carufel
February 28th, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11013
Views: 403045

What bottle of wine did you open today?

S cott Gurtman wrote:I'm thinking about opening up a bottle of the "just for the love of it" tomorrow for my 35th birthday "
Tomorrow is my birthday too (34) and I'm pondering opening something fun as well. [cheers.gif]
by Beau Carufel
February 28th, 2017, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11013
Views: 403045

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2013 Eyrie Chasselas last night, found it hiding in the cellar. Utterly delightful, with lots of Meyer lemon and some subtle peach/pear going on. A pleasant surprise was how minerally it was too. Went well with seared barramundi and roasted veggies.
by Beau Carufel
February 27th, 2017, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon trip in march: what wine town to stay in?
Replies: 84
Views: 4241

Oregon trip in march: what wine town to stay in?

I'd also say Mac..or just pony up for The Allison. Mac gets you closer to some great wineries, The Allison is just super nice and relatively close to other great wineries.
by Beau Carufel
February 27th, 2017, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Random Wine Company Gamay Noir Methode Traditionelle Brut Rosé
Replies: 2
Views: 190

TN: 2013 Random Wine Company Gamay Noir Methode Traditionelle Brut Rosé

Hey Charlie, glad it arrived safe and sound and thanks so much for the kind words! There's a tiny bit left, so I'll be sending a last call email once I send some to my NYC distributor. :)
by Beau Carufel
February 22nd, 2017, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Vineyard Sold and Being Replanted with Weed?!?
Replies: 136
Views: 5551

California Vineyard Sold and Being Replanted with Weed?!?

So...can someone send me some marijuana infused wine? Zin or some such? TIA.
by Beau Carufel
February 22nd, 2017, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 374

TN: 2010 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

How was their oak influence? I've had very little wine from them and a few were way too oaky and the other few were very nicely balanced. Your notes listed loads of variety on the nose and palate but you said it's just average?? :) After reading your notes, I'd guess it'd be a 93 or higher point wi...
by Beau Carufel
February 22nd, 2017, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc (USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 547

TN: 2013 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc (USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley)

Art R wrote:I am looking forward to receiving and trying this. Sounds even better than expected.
Your six pack is shipping out next week Art, cheers!
by Beau Carufel
February 21st, 2017, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc (USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 547

TN: 2013 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc (USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley)

Had this with steaks a few weeks ago. Very impressive Beau! I've never had a Cab Franc from that area that tasted so much like Chinon. Well done! Thanks John! I'm really humbled by the comparison! The vineyard is something special, and I think that as it ages, the wines have the potential to become...
by Beau Carufel
February 21st, 2017, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 374

TN: 2010 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

2010 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (2/21/2017) Opened approximately 2 hours prior to serving. Pours a dark ruby. On the nose there is peppery spice, cola, dark cherry and raspberry, along with hints of wood and smoke. Everything is nicely balanced. Softer than expected...
by Beau Carufel
February 21st, 2017, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc (USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 547

TN: 2013 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc (USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley)

Thank you for the kind note! I was really fortunate to get beautiful fruit from Rattlesnake Road Vyd in 2013, not a whole lot to do except step aside and let nature do her thing. Ron, thank you for the kind words, hope to drink some wine with you soon!
by Beau Carufel
February 20th, 2017, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Philippe Pacalet Gevrey-Chambertin
Replies: 0
Views: 172

TN: 2011 Philippe Pacalet Gevrey-Chambertin

2011 Philippe Pacalet Gevrey-Chambertin - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin (2/19/2017) Popped and poured. Beautiful pale ruby, excellent clarity. On the nose it's deep cranberry/raspberry, white pepper, and hints of mossy forest floor. With air a touch of wood and hints of spice c...
by Beau Carufel
February 20th, 2017, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How old were you when you started collecting wine?
Replies: 135
Views: 5415

How old were you when you started collecting wine?

I was born into a wine-business family so I guess I never really had a chance at pursuing other hobbies. I started buying-to-age around 19, when I got my first job at a wine shop. Thousand-something bottles later, I'm 33.
by Beau Carufel
February 20th, 2017, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 470
Views: 37900

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2013 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc - USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley (2/20/2017) Medium ruby with a spicy raspberry nose. Lightly dry with medium fruit and body showing a lot of restraint though not austere, old world in the Loire look-a-like category which means this is some good stuff that will...
by Beau Carufel
January 29th, 2017, 12:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!

sdfruman wrote:
sdfruman wrote:Thanks for leaving this open, Beau! I had to get more of the Beaubbles! ;)
I brought a bottle of this to my friends and we all flipped. I'm happy I decided to get 6 more!
I promise to try and get it to you before things get crazy! :) champagne.gif
by Beau Carufel
January 28th, 2017, 1:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!

J0seph S c h e n c k wrote:Punched in for 6er bubbles. Bring it.
I shall hand deliver it sir!
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Denis (Isabelle et Denis) Pommier Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 3
Views: 210

TN: 2013 Denis (Isabelle et Denis) Pommier Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Lee Short wrote:I recently had the 14, and it was a pretty nice bottle. IIRC, this is from further north than the Cote d'Or
Past Dijon, right?
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Sandler BDVIII 4 Packs
Replies: 31
Views: 3203

Sandler BDVIII 4 Packs

Embarrassingly I forgot to order till just now. Looking forward to adding more Sandler to my cellar!
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 7:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!

Awesome response so far, Berserkers! I'm leaving the sale up for another day (by request) so if you've been waiting to pull the trigger, do it! :)
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Denis (Isabelle et Denis) Pommier Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 3
Views: 210

TN: 2013 Denis (Isabelle et Denis) Pommier Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

2013 Denis (Isabelle et Denis) Pommier Bourgogne - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne (1/27/2017) Popped and poured. Dark cranberry, red cherry, mossy forest floor, hints of cola and spices, some subtle oak as well. Very pure pinot noir on the nose. Beautiful on the palate with integrated acidity that hig...
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 3:46 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!

Hi Beau, I'm attempting to order a gamay pack, however, PayPal is calculating shipping. Is a code needed to secure the free shipping? Hey Tom, there's been a glitch on the shipping all day. If it won't let you select Local Pickup, then go ahead and make your purchase and I will manually refund the ...
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!

Tom C wrote:In for 6 of the bubbles. Bought 4 last year and they are absolutely stunning. Poured a bottle over NYE and everyone wanted to know how to buy more. Really awesome stuff.
Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad it was a hit..If I can find Gamay Noir grapes this year I want to make more!
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 10:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!

Seriously people, buy the Beaubbles! As someone lucky enough to drink with the winemaker (a lot), I can assure you that it is some tasty Gamay, and a really good value at the listed price with free shipping. I've got my case! champagne.gif You even get (partial) credit for helping me settle on 3g/L...
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!

Br@d S w @ l l o w wrote:Cab Franc for me too. Thanks Beau.
Thank you Brad! [cheers.gif]
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 10:15 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!

dsGriswold wrote:Getting me some Cab Franc this time.
Nice! I'll pull a shiner of the 2014 soon too, it's the same site but a totally different wine.
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So...what will you be day-drinking on BerserkerDay VIII???
Replies: 30
Views: 1532

So...what will you be day-drinking on BerserkerDay VIII???

Just tea for me so far, but I anticipate that changing soon. Either to celebrate orders or lament the lack thereof!
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!

AdamK wrote:Can't get link to work.
I misspelled the link, oops! It's fixed now.
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 9:39 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Sandler BDVIII 4 Packs
Replies: 31
Views: 3203

Sandler BDVIII 4 Packs

This might be my first BD order of the day..
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 9:38 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Vincent 4-pack, $99 - VERY LIMITED
Replies: 16
Views: 2015

Vincent 4-pack, $99 - VERY LIMITED

Delicious wines, perhaps more importantly a pretty cool guy too :)
by Beau Carufel
January 27th, 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!

Todd F r e n c h wrote:BEAUBBLES!!!
Fun fact: part of the reason I made sparkling wine was to cut down on my purchases of sparkling wine.

Addendum to fact: it didn't work out so well. champagne.gif champagne.gif champagne.gif
by Beau Carufel
January 26th, 2017, 10:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Random Wine Company Pacific NW Sampler Packs!

John Simpson wrote:Hi Beau:

Thanks for the offers! What's the shipping fee to the midwest (Ohio)?
Hi John, shipping is 100% free on any of the BerserkerDay offers, FedEx Ground. champagne.gif
by Beau Carufel
January 25th, 2017, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So...what will you be day-drinking on BerserkerDay VIII???
Replies: 30
Views: 1532

So...what will you be day-drinking on BerserkerDay VIII???

Beaubbles. Definitely. Cute. I see what you did there. [pwn.gif] I'm drinking Scotch now, and with how things are going, probably something softer tomorrow, and definitely wine-related on BerserkerDay I almost want someone to post a thread where we can post what we're drinking on BD. Also, Beaubble...
by Beau Carufel
January 22nd, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
Replies: 1
Views: 205

TN: 2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

Nice note, thanks for posting! I've been pretty pleased with how the 2010 Chablis (esp. GC sites) are holding up.
by Beau Carufel
January 21st, 2017, 9:24 pm
Forum: NEWBIE INTROS
Topic: Winderlea Vineyard and Winery - Dundee Hills, Oregon
Replies: 10
Views: 1144

Winderlea Vineyard and Winery - Dundee Hills, Oregon

Great to see you jumping into the fray, Bill! I enjoy selling your wines here in Portland!
by Beau Carufel
January 18th, 2017, 9:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!

2013 Harvest Emptying Bins.jpg Hello again, Berserkers! This is my third year doing BerserkerDay offers and I'm hoping you're as excited about them as I am! As a tiny producer in the great state of Oregon, I rely on wine lovers like you to help me continue producing small lots of fun, sometimes eso...
by Beau Carufel
January 3rd, 2017, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Château Rieussec (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)
Replies: 5
Views: 336

TN: 1988 Château Rieussec (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)

Great note Beau - sounds downright delicious. I have a 2001 that I plan on letting sleep for a long time and hope it shows as well as your 88 did down the road (although it's REALLY tempting to Coravin a little pour in the near term) Thank you Rich, I have about 2 inches left in the bottle and I ma...

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