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by timmy roos
October 25th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FRUIT ABUNDANCE
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: FRUIT ABUNDANCE

I do think this would be s good berserker wine year
by timmy roos
October 24th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 522
Views: 29465

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Talked yesterday to the rep from one of the wineries we deal with. They have about 2 more weeks to go. What is left?
by timmy roos
September 26th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 522
Views: 29465

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

No spot market
by timmy roos
September 25th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 522
Views: 29465

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Still have some chard to pick. Thankful they called off this weekends rains
Our merlot likely will end up not being picked this year
by timmy roos
September 10th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 522
Views: 29465

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

casey how is crop size so far?
by timmy roos
August 16th, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 522
Views: 29465

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

We are 18 Brix on our sauv blanc. A little ahead of last year but not by much
by timmy roos
June 23rd, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ruby cabernet
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: ruby cabernet

Mel Knox wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 9:04 pm
There was a co op in Lodi that bottled a Ruby Cab...$1.99!! They also bottled Emerald Riesling....both excellent. Was the label Royal Host??
The old east side winery -- royal host was their brandy label but maybe made still wine too
I think it is called oak ridge now
by timmy roos
June 23rd, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Norlan whiskey glass
Replies: 10
Views: 1999

Re: Norlan whiskey glass

Is there any special handling being that there is an air gap between the inner and outer molds?
by timmy roos
May 2nd, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Cane Tying Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Cane Tying Tool

Does that machine tie or adhere with a small staple?
by timmy roos
February 28th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 522
Views: 29465

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

This river is our vineyard
by timmy roos
February 12th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing scam
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Wine pairing scam

I recently was scammed into opening a survey claiming wineloving mathematicians had created an algorithm to determine interesting wine matches for individuals. It was offered by what I thought a legitimate site(not click bait). The name was bright cellars. Ok I thought and answered the short survey....
by timmy roos
February 8th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem 2019 Offering
Replies: 20
Views: 1940

Re: Williams Selyem 2019 Offering

We have an 88 Leno Martinelli zin. What to expect?
by timmy roos
February 7th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 522
Views: 29465

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Do you see any disease problem pruning so soon before rain?
by timmy roos
January 17th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Switzerland
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Switzerland

Luzern is more of a beer and schnapps area(my family is from there). Switzerland is pretty small and with trains there is plenty accessible areas. Eric would be the one to comment better as he lives(lived?)there
by timmy roos
November 28th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How far do wineries routinely ship grapes to make wine???
Replies: 50
Views: 1862

Re: How far do wineries routinely ship grapes to make wine???

We have shipped grapes from lake county to Paso area. No straight way there. We were willing to so2 them but they did not require it
by timmy roos
November 12th, 2018, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Adventure - a 10th Anni Treat - UPDATED
Replies: 27
Views: 2113

Re: Napa Adventure - a 10th Anni Treat - UPDATED

Just got back from a few days in Yountville. Redd was closed, as in shut. Redd-Wood still open. Ate at Bottega, as we usually do. First time we were disappointed. What went wrong or was different? I remember a few years back when they changed the size of the "polenta under glass" but quality was st...
by timmy roos
November 11th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle barn now on the internets!
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Bottle barn now on the internets!

The bottle barn in Santa Rosa now has an online presence! Great place to shop and their barn insiders deals have usually been strong. They ship as well now

http://i.refs.cc/CsfGfLD8?u=1541983648668
by timmy roos
November 4th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lodi Wineries and Wines that you Enjoy?
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: Lodi Wineries and Wines that you Enjoy?

Jessie's grove
by timmy roos
September 26th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon, added Hirtzberger and 2016 Gonon
Replies: 93
Views: 5405

Re: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon

My wife and I have eaten at pf multiple times and it's not French laundry but let's be clear - it's not applebees either. IMHO I have been more than happy with the food and coupled with the wine list it is a place we will continue to enjoy
by timmy roos
September 18th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 10085

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

mattcitrang wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 3:08 pm
timmy roos wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 2:47 pm
I ordered but did not receive confirmation email as of yet
You should look into that ASAP.
Went to Junk mail
by timmy roos
September 18th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 10085

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

I ordered but did not receive confirmation email as of yet
by timmy roos
September 17th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 48
Views: 2533

Re: TN: 2015 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

I am confused by those popping & pouring recent vintages. We drank the 11 recently and I thought it could use time
by timmy roos
September 13th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 36262

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Im always interested to know what the talk is on your side of the hill
by timmy roos
September 12th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 36262

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Casey
Are they the only ones rejecting fruit? We are working with 2 wineries as fruit is deemed acceptable.
by timmy roos
September 12th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 36262

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

It's a shit show with constellation here in lake count county. I don't know of anyone tgat has been able to send them fruit. Had conversations with mendo people that have received rejection letters as well
by timmy roos
September 11th, 2018, 5:47 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 36262

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Got a call yesterday that 2 of our lots did not pass smoke taint test. Really don't know what to do. If this is true for us lake co will have more insult to this years injury
by timmy roos
September 10th, 2018, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Kutch
Replies: 52
Views: 3518

Re: 2016 Kutch

Jamie

If it makes you feel better Hirsch got beat up pretty bad as well. I thought the publication was not going to publish low low scores
by timmy roos
September 3rd, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lake County Fire near Clear Lake - Updates?
Replies: 35
Views: 2280

Re: Lake County Fire near Clear Lake - Updates?

Picking sb next weekend. Initial smoke taint tests negative
by timmy roos
August 29th, 2018, 6:27 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 36262

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Our Sauvignon blanc is getting close as well. Smoke taint test came back negative thank God
by timmy roos
August 27th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lastbottle Spring Marathon
Replies: 148
Views: 8684

Re: Lastbottle Spring Marathon

I'd love to hear from those that are familiar with the workings of Last Bottle. From what I've heard, they are focusing on making larger purchases in general, which would mean that they'd be offering more of the same wines, and therefore 'repeating' themselves until sold out. Anyone out there work ...
by timmy roos
August 24th, 2018, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copain - End of an Era
Replies: 17
Views: 2121

Re: Copain - End of an Era

I am afan of Ryan and wish him the best
by timmy roos
August 22nd, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 36262

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

We are dropping a little fruit. Cleanest chard crop since we have owned vineyard
by timmy roos
August 20th, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 36262

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Lake county has been clear to hazy for the most part depending on wind direction. Mosof the smoke happened before most of our grapes hit veraison. That being said they will be tested for smoke taint once they can run microbatch fermentations(maybe around 16 Brix?)
by timmy roos
August 2nd, 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anniversary Weekend in Napa...(now with notes: Schramsberg/J. Davies, R-M, Mending Wall, Raymond)
Replies: 69
Views: 3813

Headed to Napa tomorrow for Anniversary weekend...

+1 for compline since we are wine geeks. They also have a little wine shop in the front of restaurant if you want to grab a bottle for the room.
by timmy roos
August 1st, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lake County Fire near Clear Lake - Updates?
Replies: 35
Views: 2280

Lake County Fire near Clear Lake - Updates?

Evacuations lifted for Kelseyville and Finley area. This is good news because they are most populated
by timmy roos
July 31st, 2018, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lake County Fire near Clear Lake - Updates?
Replies: 35
Views: 2280

Lake County Fire near Clear Lake - Updates?

They have evacuated where our vineyards are but it seems fire is passing south and west. It seems to be true that vineyards can be a fire break. We haven't reached veraison which afterward can be the most sensitive to smoke taint. Speaking of: is there info out there regarding how long under the pre...
by timmy roos
July 16th, 2018, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Own-Rooted Vineyards - List and Thoughts?
Replies: 106
Views: 5488

Own-Rooted Vineyards - List and Thoughts?

With my understanding of phylloxera the reason for infestations in clay soils has to do with the cracking that takes place in the soil surfaces that allow access for the root louse. Sandy soils tend not to crack and thus roots are not as easily reached. I have seen this first hand(I have also witnes...
by timmy roos
June 27th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 36262

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

The way they played this morning - not long. Our guys took radios to listen to game.
They play again on monday
by timmy roos
June 15th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Replies: 6
Views: 377

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

My wife will chop, sauté, and then put a over easy egg. The yolk adds so much
by timmy roos
June 13th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Big bottles for a little shindig
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Big bottles for a little shindig

I have ordered futures of sauternes before and always laughed at the option of the 6l.

Question: Do you plan to simply pour off left over into 750s or incorporate argon? How long do you expect those to last?
by timmy roos
June 12th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Carmel Restaurant Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Carmel Restaurant Recommendations

Another vote for bicyclette but we've just been there for lunch and early dinner. As far as grassings we also had lunch and enjoyed. Can't speak for dinner. I thought Casanova was good but not great
by timmy roos
June 2nd, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 36262

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Too early to say in my opinion. Btw Merrill my wife and I were at solage for wedding last evening and were trying to figure out which house was yours(we didn't have time for visits) looking in from Silverado. Is it the grey 2 story?
by timmy roos
May 22nd, 2018, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1989 spottswoode-paging Blake brown
Replies: 11
Views: 648

1989 spottswoode-paging Blake brown

Saturday night we pulled out some 1980s wines which included the 1989 spottswoode. It had a nutty character that I couldn't enjoy and we moved on to other wines. Reading CellarTracker this morning I realized blakes tasting notes to be similar to mine describing a Madeira quality that he attributed t...
by timmy roos
May 21st, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: SWISS WURSTSALAT
Replies: 5
Views: 400

SWISS WURSTSALAT

My Grossi makes the best. Still one of my favorites!
by timmy roos
May 6th, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin - would you buy again?
Replies: 130
Views: 14592

Coravin - would you buy again?

Preservation aside, Is the coravin truly an advantage in accessing older wines opposed to full cork removal?
by timmy roos
May 5th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The All Things BBQ Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 8989

The All Things BBQ Thread

We use almond and peach normally. Both very mild smoke

Question: how do you like your ribs?
Proper for us is firm with some give to them however we find guests prefer "fall off the bone"
by timmy roos
April 25th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Historic Vineyard Society Tasting - April 21 @ Press Club SF
Replies: 40
Views: 2034

Historic Vineyard Society Tasting - April 21 @ Press Club SF

What were the impressions of the two palisades petites(Carlisle and once & future)?
by timmy roos
April 19th, 2018, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 281
Views: 16099

Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Lucca winery in Ripon is run by the Luchessi family and features Oakley wines. Never tried

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