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by Steve Brickley
October 14th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos de L'Olive - Chinon - 1989 - Couly-Dutheil
Replies: 27
Views: 1095

Re: Clos de L'Olive - Chinon - 1989 - Couly-Dutheil

I’ve had cases between the 89 Madeleine, L’Olive and L’Echo. I was able to source it back maybe 6+ years ago pretty easily. The 1989 have offered so much pleasure. I’ve left notes in CT. Amazing qpr for the age.
by Steve Brickley
October 14th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14704
Views: 731480

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

12 2018 Ridge Evanghelo and they arrive tomorrow from right up the mountain from us. This stuff is good and a qpr.
by Steve Brickley
October 12th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)

Opened another tonight. I have another six coming and wondered if I should fill the case. Excellent juice.
by Steve Brickley
October 11th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)

Drew Goin wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Will it be available to non-club folks?
Why not give them a call and see if they willing on a one shot basis?
by Steve Brickley
October 10th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)

Pnp and immediately ordered six more. This is drinking well now, seriously. Yeow this is good and qpr at member $32 per.
by Steve Brickley
September 29th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whatever happened to French Colombard wine ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1088

Re: Whatever happened to French Colombard wine ?

I made some French Colombard back in the early 1990’s. The tractor was parked nearby the vineyard ready to pull out the vines after picking. Chardonnay was planted after fumigating.
by Steve Brickley
September 29th, 2020, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sherwin Family Winery Burns
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: Sherwin Family Winery Burns

Horrible. Such a beautiful hilltop setting overlooking the vineyard. We wish you well and we’ll be back when you rebuild.
by Steve Brickley
September 27th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Jean Foillard Cote du Py
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: TN: 2005 Jean Foillard Cote du Py

Yes, more notes. You are good at it.
by Steve Brickley
September 16th, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2352

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

So, how do I add that to Cellar Tracker? Taco Bell, pinot noir, from somewhere, but how to get the peppers listed?
by Steve Brickley
September 8th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?
Replies: 29
Views: 1812

Re: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?

I am having trouble with wireless tags. I am getting multiple out of range issues even with the unit and tags within six feet of each other. They worked good for about a year plus. The probes used on the water heater for water detection don’t have replaceable batteries. Some of the Battery contacts ...
by Steve Brickley
September 7th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I think this Ceritas Chardonnay could be a 20+ year wine.
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: I think this Ceritas Chardonnay could be a 20+ year wine.

What I like is that, in general, the lineup of chards drinks well from youth to aged. Here is my note on the 2007 PB Chardonnay: 3/31/2020 Cork came out clean, long. On the nose lemon/citrus and slight forest floor hinting at its age. Color is starting to take a bit of brown tinge with typical chard...
by Steve Brickley
August 20th, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-searcher.com interface
Replies: 69
Views: 3032

Re: New Wine-searcher.com interface

Imagine if Eric at CT did some consulting with WS. Maybe not so much in his interest?
by Steve Brickley
July 21st, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Geyserville, where to start?
Replies: 41
Views: 2726

Re: Ridge Geyserville, where to start?

The one in front of you, the 2018, is my favorite.
by Steve Brickley
July 20th, 2020, 12:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5160

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Ceritas Porter Bass Chardonnay 2005-2017 (62 bottles with mags of each year)
Ridge Monte Bello 2009-2019 (29 bottles) some are futures
by Steve Brickley
June 29th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay ‘Horseshoe Vineyard’ - headed for perfect?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay ‘Horseshoe Vineyard’ - headed for perfect?

I tasted it back early 2018 and thought excellent. My comment was to let my magnum go for five years before opening. It wasn’t that I thought it wasn’t ready, but that it could further improve.
by Steve Brickley
June 20th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas inaugural rose release
Replies: 32
Views: 1879

Re: Ceritas inaugural rose release

15 year old white wine barrels. I guess the 2005 Porter Bass in my cellar shared the same space as these Rose did.
by Steve Brickley
June 16th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas inaugural rose release
Replies: 32
Views: 1879

Re: Ceritas inaugural rose release

Didn’t blink. Six ordered.
by Steve Brickley
June 4th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 11602

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

14 1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia followed by
13 1989 Lynch Bages.
by Steve Brickley
May 17th, 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Vineyards Zoom Events
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Ridge Vineyards Zoom Events

I watched all the recent ones and participated in some by buying in advance. This last one I tried the ATP 2015 Lytton Estate Syrah and it was so fun drinking along with the team at Ridge. This upcoming I have a 375ml of the 1990 MB coming that I’ll open. I drink them on the patio with cheeses and c...
by Steve Brickley
May 15th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding
Replies: 102
Views: 9833

Re: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding

The 2018 Geyserville is right up there with very memorable zins. This was ready immediately out of the bottle. The CT notes on this so far are spot on.
by Steve Brickley
May 2nd, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14704
Views: 731480

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Shhhh, don’t tell the people in “monthly check-in, cellar reduction plan” because I am claiming to be on the buying wagon. I kept my two bottle Ridge MB subscription. Last of the big spenders.
by Steve Brickley
May 2nd, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 926
Views: 48434

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought 16 January 10. None since then except 2 Ridge MB and that largely because we visit Ridge several times a year. Consumption at 59 since January 1 has been the two of us at home but also lots of family give-a-ways (yeah sure). When 2019 ended I said enough purchades for now. I may resume buying...
by Steve Brickley
April 28th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 4298

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

$500 and it’s for sale.
by Steve Brickley
February 2nd, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Top Domestic Syrah and it is 2007 Rhys Horseshoe
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: A Top Domestic Syrah and it is 2007 Rhys Horseshoe

We had the last bottle at dinner at Joe’s of Westlake in the SF Bay Area. This has some time left for certain, but no shame in opening it now. The first thing that grabs me is stems, whether it had them or not. Not greenies, but a firm tannins. Beautiful fruit with a good dash of peppery spice. Long...
by Steve Brickley
January 31st, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT handles
Replies: 429
Views: 21348

Re: CT handles

Change from Sbrick to Steve Brickley = Steve Brickley
by Steve Brickley
January 18th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1781

Re: Large format

I wonder when I am going to use them. CT has me at 63 count. Lots are a complete run of Ceritas Porter Bass chardonnay and other vineyards. Next are Beaujolais which I can see moving through at parties. Next are some Loire cab franc. Finally, various bubbles. I think when I bought them I figured the...
by Steve Brickley
January 18th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Eurotrip 2019: Exploring the French coastline
Replies: 20
Views: 2689

Re: Eurotrip 2019: Exploring the French coastline

Great notes. The flower is a passion flower.
by Steve Brickley
January 17th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 6028

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Dauvissat
Fevre
Tie between H Boillot and Raveneau
by Steve Brickley
January 16th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 4140

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

The CellarTracker scores and reviews are impressive, too. Hopefully, see some library PN show up.
by Steve Brickley
December 20th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar build: Choosing AC
Replies: 31
Views: 1769

Re: Cellar build: Choosing AC

I have had a Whisper Kool through the wall unit for nine years with no problems. I keep it at about 53.
by Steve Brickley
December 15th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING
Replies: 17
Views: 1140

Re: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING

Not that I care that much, but there goes my vertical unless I can buy it in Italy for less.
by Steve Brickley
December 15th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?
Replies: 44
Views: 2217

Re: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?

Years ago I bought at HDH a box of 89 Lynch Bages over WS prices. My sole reason for going over was provenance.
by Steve Brickley
December 7th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 280
Views: 8459

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

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by Steve Brickley
November 30th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 8034

Re: Black Friday Deals

I "caved" at both HDH and K&L K&L has Black Friday deals? Whaa? it wasn't a Black Friday deal it was from an insiders advantage. Price was $46.00 per bottle less than the next wine-searcher pro bottle. 2017 Patrick Piuze Chablis Les Clos $96.99 Thanks Suzanne, I picked up two myself. Nice to have L...
by Steve Brickley
November 26th, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 78
Views: 4980

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

Jonathan, I squeeze a single box like this next to my other three. Interesting. Your locker must be a different width than mine, or you are using different storage box sizes. I use the boxes they sell, and can get at least 10 per shelf, 12 if I get it just right. There is no room for me to squeeze ...
by Steve Brickley
November 25th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 78
Views: 4980

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

Steve Brickley wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Jonathan, I squeeze a single box like this next to my other three.
by Steve Brickley
November 25th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 78
Views: 4980

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

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by Steve Brickley
November 24th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 78
Views: 4980

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

66160892-B632-4010-9FDD-9F1832881C4D.jpeg Advil. now I know who was blocking my access to my locker!! [cheers.gif] Ahhh, you at Wine Bank or just kidding? I was in slow mode that day. My lockers are full, so I started making boxes that are one deep and six to 12 lay flat. They fit just right in tha...
by Steve Brickley
November 24th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Pre-Christmas in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 2826

Re: Pre-Christmas in Europe

+1 Strasbourg
by Steve Brickley
November 24th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best new dishwasher for stemware
Replies: 51
Views: 6223

Re: Best new dishwasher for stemware

We have a new Miele in France. We researched it vs Bosche. We are really pleased with it.
by Steve Brickley
November 22nd, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question
Replies: 30
Views: 2096

Re: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question

I have had pine for nine years. No warp, mold.... no problems.
by Steve Brickley
November 21st, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14704
Views: 731480

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Did a bunch of Barolo to start a cooler in France and was happy about getting that going. But here in CA, I was happy to have Wine-Searcher send me a ping that five bottles of 2007 Ceritas Porter-Bass Chardonnay were available at K&L for $60 per. A wonderful backfill opportunity considering they so...
by Steve Brickley
November 18th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting White Wine
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Decanting White Wine

Once I open any wine of any color, I consider if it might benefit from some time and swirl in the decanter. I usually check CellarTracker for any notes on air time. I haven’t decanted champagne largely because I enjoy the bubbles too much. So, yes, chenin blanc, chard/chablis, roussanne (almost alwa...
by Steve Brickley
November 17th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite town in Provence, and your favorite Bandol not named Tempier
Replies: 47
Views: 3517

Re: Your favorite town in Provence, and your favorite Bandol not named Tempier

l'Isle sur la Sorgue and fountaine de Vaucluse and stay at the Hotel Restaurant du Parc on the Sorgue river. If open, eat at a Sorgue riverside restaurant up the hill walking distance called Restaurant Philip. The view on the river makes this place enchanting and as a result one of the better experi...
by Steve Brickley
November 16th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14704
Views: 731480

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Did a bunch of Barolo to start a cooler in France and was happy about getting that going. But here in CA, I was happy to have Wine-Searcher send me a ping that five bottles of 2007 Ceritas Porter-Bass Chardonnay were available at K&L for $60 per. A wonderful backfill opportunity considering they sol...
by Steve Brickley
November 14th, 2019, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: TN: Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva tasting

Well this is good news. I happen to be born in one of the worst years, some say, in wine, 1956. Two of these 1956 Gran Reserva’s sourced from The Rare Wine Company sitting in the cellar waiting for the right day. I hope they are as good as your 1955.
by Steve Brickley
November 12th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1489
Views: 91340

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

John J wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Anyone grab any of the 2004 Daniel-Etienne Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys?
Delivered and had it. A beautiful wine especially given the price at $40. Greg has more coming in 2020 so I bought again. I do see the 2005 is out, but not at Envoyer (yet).

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