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by timmy roos
January 12th, 2021, 2:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 01 Beaucastel
Replies: 28
Views: 1223

Re: TN: 01 Beaucastel

What is the best window for most beaucastels? Is it best drunk young or does the 10+ year tertiary magic worth the wait?
by timmy roos
December 26th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BAVARIAN COLESLAW
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: BAVARIAN COLESLAW

Do you have any pictures of the raclette? We have made a tradition of Christmas Eve raclette in our gastronomical holiday olympics
by timmy roos
December 18th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

MarkY wrote: December 18th, 2020, 7:13 am My guess on the latest Merlot offer is Seebass Vineyards with a vineyard in Calpella Valley and has both an Old Vines Zin and a Grand Reserve Merlot among other offerings.
by timmy roos
December 17th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

While not all of the offers have been exceptional, I think the majority represented good bargains for the quality of the wine. I think any dropoff in demand is more likely related to satiation of appetite for more caseloads of wine. Not all of us can get the San Diego Padres' wine locker, after all...
by timmy roos
December 15th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 201
Views: 20533

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Alex reached out. Resolving issue. Class act. I love these guys
by timmy roos
December 15th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 201
Views: 20533

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Has anyone received their allocation at this point?

My tracking says my wine has been sitting in the fedex depot since dec 9. I’m more than a little pissed if this is true
by timmy roos
December 13th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

Michael Singsen wrote: December 12th, 2020, 6:12 pm I'm new here, but I have seen reference to berserker days...is it a value or rarity opportunity? Or both?
tpetty wrote: December 12th, 2020, 6:06 pm Not only do I have enough - more than enough - wine. Still need to save some room for berserker days.

Only a month away!
For wine nerds it’s like Christmas morning for a 5 year old
by timmy roos
December 10th, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: McRib...
Replies: 35
Views: 2198

Re: McRib...

As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse!
by timmy roos
November 27th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

I have been numbering the bottoms with a pen and have noticed some bottles smooth within the punt and others dimpled. Sometimes within the same lot
by timmy roos
November 19th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

So on a slightly different De Negoce topic, how the hell do you plan to keep these wines organized? I haven't yet figured out my longer term storage plans so for now have added overflow racks in my office - one that is 12 bottles per row and the second with 6 per row. Pre-dN I could typically look ...
by timmy roos
November 7th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

I’m not sure everyone understands the idea of futures. My experience has been a good one. I have received all but 2 of cases ordered sometimes a bit quicker heads up than I am used to. Quality has been solid
by timmy roos
November 7th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74416

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

28 is the first “wow this is really good” I’ve had
by timmy roos
November 7th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74416

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

We opened the 40 last night and my impressions were more along the lines of Robert. There is oak but I thought although unsettled there was plenty of fruit and blue fruit energy to match. Overall I am pleased and it’s interesting enough that I would be pleased at a much higher price. Can’t speak of ...
by timmy roos
November 1st, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74416

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Eric White wrote: November 1st, 2020, 6:41 pm Another bottle of No.31, Dry Creek Zin - this shit is NOT going to last around here.
I’m with you on the 31
by timmy roos
October 29th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74416

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Popped a 31 Sonoma Co zin. 14.9%. Very enjoyable, light on the oak but nicely integrated. Nice fruit elegant
I am happy
by timmy roos
October 29th, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

Can you imagine what that warehouse must look like...random numbers going out everywhere. Besides the excuses and questionable (being nice here :)) heat statements, I am sympathetic To the enormous undertaking. Can anybody think of another operation that would try to ship out what must be Around 20...
by timmy roos
October 29th, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

Can you imagine what that warehouse must look like...random numbers going out everywhere. Besides the excuses and questionable (being nice here :)) heat statements, I am sympathetic To the enormous undertaking. Can anybody think of another operation that would try to ship out what must be Around 20...
by timmy roos
October 18th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 61367

Re: #GlassFire

After watching how much Miguel salgues smoked cigarettes and made delicious wines at roederer I don’t think any amount of smoke could hinder sensory evaluation!
by timmy roos
October 18th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 355
Views: 34141

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Thanks Fred
by timmy roos
October 18th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I just drove past Old Hill Ranch and
Replies: 9
Views: 1646

Re: I just drove past Old Hill Ranch and

Russell Bevan wrote: October 15th, 2020, 11:26 pm I've looked for AXR to put on a couple of sites that didn't pose phylloxera issues, I love how it produced great flavors at lower Brix. I've not had a root stock that was similar.
I have heard that many times.
Is there a way to be able to approach graft a heritage vineyard such as this?
by timmy roos
October 16th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 61367

Re: #GlassFire

The article is all about the wh supporting the bill
by timmy roos
October 16th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 355
Views: 34141

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

There is a lab in la that is promising 3 day results. We are still waiting results from our test I first days of September
by timmy roos
October 8th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 355
Views: 34141

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

We have not received test results back yet. I am a grower not winemaker. Submitted around sept 2
by timmy roos
October 4th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

This is referring to Sean’s and Larry’s posts about buying cases without tasting(without the long quotations). We do buy cases at a time without tasting but most of them are/have pedigree that we feel clear our bar. These are wines that either we have had previous vintages or come at the recommendat...
by timmy roos
September 27th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 355
Views: 34141

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Does the tainted wine placed in barrels effect the barrels downstream? I’m thinking of market for neutral barrels and other uses besides flower pots
by timmy roos
September 24th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 355
Views: 34141

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

We have crop insurance so at least we don’t go out of business. Here’s the crappy thing: it is based on average tons per acre and if you don’t harvest you don’t get full credit for grapes in future years. Losing one harvest hurts and pulls down ones average yield but two in three years will take a w...
by timmy roos
September 19th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41281

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Thanks for answering my question but I asked it poorly. How are you managing the testing for taint with the lag times in testing information. We have condemned our chard crop based on the amount of exposure and tests of our other fruit that came back tainted but still have not received the individua...
by timmy roos
September 18th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41281

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

For those picking are you testing for taint?
by timmy roos
September 16th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

The last email went to my junk mail as well. Strange as no other offer has before and I have ordered multiple times
by timmy roos
September 14th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 6214

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

In our county the attitude is there is more important things to do. Not winery related but there have been complaints of people buying nonessential items at target
by timmy roos
September 11th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 30
Views: 2895

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

Gypsy tears
by timmy roos
September 7th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41281

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

This ets testing delay is killing us. We are having to make decisions on what tests may come back as. We are essentially flying blind
by timmy roos
September 3rd, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 355
Views: 34141

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

There are wineries shipping to labs in Australia. We are waiting on results from there as well. I had conversation with rep yesterday basically Saying they plan on taking no fruit from lake and named some areas of Mendocino(which I won’t repeat because I don’t want to misquote him) without clean tes...
by timmy roos
August 31st, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 355
Views: 34141

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Tough thing is picking choices are being made and documentation for insurance
by timmy roos
August 30th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

In for a case. Wasn’t aware of the synthetic cork issue. This certainly make the wines a bit less attractive to me now as it reduces a lot of their ageing ability. It’s unfortunate that the corks are synthetic, but I understand that that’s also one of the factors that drives down the cost of Cam’s ...
by timmy roos
August 30th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

Not sold out at 4:12
by timmy roos
August 30th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

25215 at 4:00
by timmy roos
August 30th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A funny sign at the Oxbow Public Market
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: A pedantic sign from the Oxbow Public Market

Oxbow sits on an oxbow (a u shape) in the river
Think of the shape of the Greek letter omega
by timmy roos
August 27th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mega Purple Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 1076

Re: Mega Purple Question?

Rob_S wrote: August 27th, 2020, 12:10 pm I can taste it and I hate it. And it makes me feel like crap hours later. Even after a glass or two I get a particular type of semi-hangover feeling.

Wretched stuff.
My exact exprience as well. I get a headache and I never ever get headaches.
by timmy roos
August 26th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ducru Beaucaillou 1989
Replies: 23
Views: 1073

Re: Ducru Beaucaillou 1989

I have one bottle of the above, vintage 1989. Does not say reconditioned or at least where I can find it. What was the difference between the 2?
by timmy roos
August 23rd, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County
Replies: 110
Views: 9350

Re: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County

What is the effect on white grapes so far in that area?
by timmy roos
August 22nd, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 355
Views: 34141

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

We had grapes rejected in 2018 due to Mendo ranch fire. Much was misunderstood before and then everyone was an expert in 2 weeks I still have samples of our chard which has bitter finish. To my knowledge grape development plays a part as well as concentration of smoke
by timmy roos
August 22nd, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

What is this magical #40?
by timmy roos
August 21st, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

32 sold out

Btw what is og 40 supposed to be?(actually sounds like something you would duct tape to both hands in college!)
by timmy roos
August 13th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

On vacation popped the 08- hot mess the first night and second. Continued to cork and third night started to settle down enough to enjoy. Finally fourth night molding in to something I like blackberry/plum with subtle oak and tannin. Happy I bought but probably won’t touch for a year Or more Would ...
by timmy roos
August 12th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8046
Views: 561697

Re: de Negoce offer

On vacation popped the 08- hot mess the first night and second. Continued to cork and third night started to settle down enough to enjoy. Finally fourth night molding in to something I like blackberry/plum with subtle oak and tannin. Happy I bought but probably won’t touch for a year Or more
by timmy roos
August 11th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41281

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

16.8 on sauv blanc
by timmy roos
August 4th, 2020, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Fall 2020 Release
Replies: 22
Views: 1700

Re: Williams Selyem Fall 2020 Release

Uli K. wrote: August 3rd, 2020, 11:26 pm Haven’t had a chance to taste the 2018s yet, but decided to roll the dice on Calegari, Weir and Rochioli - seemed like a reasonably safe bet.
Rochioli is one of my favorites. Bucher too.
by timmy roos
August 3rd, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 6214

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

I respect that Larry. You certainly are put in a bad situation.
Victor i read your posts here and you are a vital part of these forums however I don’t personally know you and thus don’t and won’t interfere in your decisions. No judgement either

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