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by timmy roos
May 18th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 11604

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

We are in Lake County and still have some unsold fruit. In years past we have sold too many of the labels that are doing very well in the supermarkets. I know that there is a glut of bulk wine and I have heard that there has been some movement as of late but the grape market is very quiet still at t...
by timmy roos
May 13th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Better Late Than Never - LIQUID FARM QUARANTINE PACK
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: Better Late Than Never - LIQUID FARM QUARANTINE PACK

I am huge fan of chards and that rose is delicious!
by timmy roos
May 8th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 11604

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Casey
What is the sentiment in buyers looking for fruit? Are your signed contracts this year with existing relationships or new buyers?
by timmy roos
April 20th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 11604

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Stewart
Is it widespread or localized?
Btw enjoyed a Kendric chard over the weekend
by timmy roos
April 18th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 11604

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Any word on effects of the frost in Sonoma?
by timmy roos
March 28th, 2020, 4:33 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: ***SOLD OUT***Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)
Replies: 32
Views: 3023

Re: Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)

Wow that was quick shipping. Chilled and enjoyed last night with fish tacos. Thanks!
by timmy roos
March 21st, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: KÄSEWÄHE
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: KÄSEWÄHE

I remember my great uncle who would make this in his bakery in luzern. They would make different recipes(much like quiche although the kase kochen was much thinner)
by timmy roos
March 16th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5274

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

The 1978 Gallo Cabernet Sauvignon - An early release just labeled 'California' and sold for five bucks. I was kind of a snot in the early 80s, and pretty much poo-pooed this wine, but held on to the bottle. In the late 1980s, the tastiing group I was in had a blind tasting of '78 California cabs. I...
by timmy roos
February 9th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: West Sonoma Coast (Extreme coast/Fort Ross Seaview) Pinot Noirs
Replies: 50
Views: 4514

Re: West Sonoma Coast (Extreme coast/Fort Ross Seaview) Pinot Noirs

I would throw la rue into this mix. Excellent wine and excellent people
by timmy roos
December 15th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burt Williams RIP with added remarks
Replies: 80
Views: 3328

Re: Burt Williams RIP with added remarks

In 1995 I was part of a group of enology students that toured dry creek area during spring break. Each day we were hosted by 3-4 wineries including rochioli, rafanelli, Preston, etc. I thought it strange when arriving to Williams selyem which still was just the non assuming "shed" however the pinots...
by timmy roos
November 24th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ridge Demostene Zinfandel - An incredible AFWE wine from Ridge!
Replies: 42
Views: 3295

Re: TN: 2016 Ridge Demostene Zinfandel - An incredible AFWE wine from Ridge!

Are these the same grapes that used to be in the sausal winery zins/field blends
by timmy roos
October 25th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FRUIT ABUNDANCE
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

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: 557
Views: 35619

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: 557
Views: 35619

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: 557
Views: 35619

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: 557
Views: 35619

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: 557
Views: 35619

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: 1306

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: 3513

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: 573

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: 557
Views: 35619

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: 640

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: 2177

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: 557
Views: 35619

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: 836

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: 2166

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: 2194

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: 776

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: 452

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: 5520

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: 10266

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: 10266

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: 2706

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: 39486

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: 39486

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: 39486

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: 39486

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: 3621

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: 2300

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: 39486

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: 8880

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: 2172

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: 39486

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: 39486

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: 3896

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: 2300

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: 2300

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: 5668

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...

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