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by Chris C a r y
April 18th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9328
Views: 734590

Re: de Negoce offer

Cam turned that one up to 11.
by Chris C a r y
April 16th, 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9328
Views: 734590

Re: de Negoce offer

Wouldn’t most wineries know the potential demand unless it didn’t turn out well due to flavor? Maybe it’s a $100 not so good wine? In previous posts cam usually posts scores. This one doesn’t even have that. If it said generically $100 and scored 95 pts, it would make me feel better. Although I was...
by Chris C a r y
April 16th, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crystalline exudate at the bottom of white wine ?
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Crystalline exudate at the bottom of white wine ?

Rodrigo B wrote: April 16th, 2021, 11:05 am Another tartrate related question: why do tartrate crystals tend to accumulate around the cork and not elsewhere in the bottle?
My guess is the crystal precipitation/growth starts more easily on the relatively rough cork surface as opposed to smoother glass.
by Chris C a r y
April 15th, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 180
Views: 5966

Re: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!

My delivery is tomorrow on the sampler. My plan is to sample a can of tuna on crackers or bruchetta then plan a paella to include much of the other ingredients. My local fresh seafood/shellfish supplier had a truck breakdown that he drove from Puget Sound every couple of weeks, so hopefully that get...
by Chris C a r y
April 15th, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crystalline exudate at the bottom of white wine ?
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Crystalline exudate at the bottom of white wine ?

Tartaric Acid crystals, aka wine diamonds. Present in most wine, particularly whites that have been cold stabilized during the final stages before bottling. Filtration removes it, so does enough racking after cold stabilization. It's harmless, and generally tells whether a wine is filtered or not. H...
by Chris C a r y
April 14th, 2021, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Club Recommendations?
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Re: Wine Club Recommendations?

I live in Washington State and have belonged to approximately 25 different west coast, mostly Washington, winery clubs over the past decade, that all meet your description except for: "Free/heavily discounted shipping to NY/NJ (not interested in paying $50/case to ship wines that often offset a...
by Chris C a r y
April 12th, 2021, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Percentage of Your Gross Household Income is Spent on Wine?
Replies: 153
Views: 6738

Re: What Percentage of Your Gross Household Income is Spent on Wine?

I answered based on current (average of last 5 years) purchased wine, and it has been fairly consistent over that time frame. Just prior to that we planted an acre of wine grapes as a farmer/hobby/winery plan. Due to various circumstances called life, the winery is not started, but the grapes are pr...
by Chris C a r y
April 12th, 2021, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preparing joists/girders/etc under home for weight of a wine fridge...
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Preparing joists/girders/etc under home for weight of a wine fridge...

Sounds reasonable to me. If it was a plumber or electrician crawling around under there doing skilled work, it would be $80/hour minimum, a skilled carpenter should earn no less. Sounds like at least one day each task for a single person. Two people might do it all in one day. Either way 16 manhours...
by Chris C a r y
April 9th, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9328
Views: 734590

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote: April 9th, 2021, 2:30 pm hate all of you but i will not fold...I WILL NOT FOLD!
So?...you’re IN?
by Chris C a r y
April 9th, 2021, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9328
Views: 734590

Re: de Negoce offer

Anyone hitting any of these Tranche 2 offers? I was excited to see the Walla Walla Viognier... but dang it, it's the stainless, not the oak... so no. The carignane is dang good, though! I'm more of a stainless white drinker, so went for #97. Prior sleuthing pegs this as Cougar Crest Viognier, retai...
by Chris C a r y
April 8th, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache Curious
Replies: 54
Views: 2169

Re: Grenache Curious

This tasting was a few years ago, but gives an excellent cross section of Washington Grenache, and a few others.

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by Chris C a r y
April 5th, 2021, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation for Greatness
Replies: 53
Views: 3024

Re: Recommendation for Greatness

I’d go d’Yquem. Undoubtedly the best in its category and can shared easily at end of a great dinner with other wines leading up to it as the finale. I have no knowledge of vintages but a quick search finds plenty in the range.

Lots of selections here. https://www.sokolin.com/catalogsearch/result
by Chris C a r y
April 5th, 2021, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9328
Views: 734590

Re: de Negoce offer

I'd like to see a white mixed case. In case anybody <cough-Cam-cough> is lurking. [wink.gif]
by Chris C a r y
April 5th, 2021, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Five Syrah, blind (three WA, two OR), plus two Reynvaan non-blind
Replies: 14
Views: 941

Re: TN: Five Syrah, blind (four WA, one OR), plus two Reynvaan non-blind

Nice tasting and notes, but your title is wrong. Delmas is an Oregon wine. :)

I'd take the Owen Roe back, and ask what they think is wrong with it. I've had similar short lived pruny experiences with some other Yak Syrahs (Sheridan, not Owen Roe) and I've wondered why.
by Chris C a r y
April 5th, 2021, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are we at on fining and filtration for reds, whites, and beyond?
Replies: 88
Views: 3039

Re: Where are we at on fining and filtration for reds, whites, and beyond?

The OP reference Barnivore. Here is their survey question about Vegan wine... Hi, I'm helping to update a global online directory (over 51,000 entries so far) of vegan-friendly alcohol, http://www.barnivore.com/, and I was hoping you could provide some information about [BRAND NAME]. Does [BRAND NAM...
by Chris C a r y
April 3rd, 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9328
Views: 734590

Re: de Negoce offer

#103, walla walla malbec. Could you share a tasting note? Not my forte, I'm afraid, and I only coravin'd maybe 1/3 of a glass. Wine definitely looked like a malbec in the glass, but I wouldn't call it varietally typical on the palate. Didn't think there was a lot of nose (though that could have bee...
by Chris C a r y
April 3rd, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar dust
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: Cellar dust

I’ve never done this at home, but have worked in air pollution industrial controls. The most efficient, low energy, low noise, low vibration, get even the tiniest particles would be an electrostatic precipitator, ESP in the lingo. I googled and found these. I have no idea on brand or sizing, but thi...
by Chris C a r y
April 1st, 2021, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 171
Views: 7823

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

2016 Goat Rocks Syrah. 10 year anniversary of our first harvest at our home vineyard. We made Pinot, Sangiovese, and gewurztraminer also, but the Syrah is best I think. And I know where the bottles are.
by Chris C a r y
April 1st, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9328
Views: 734590

Re: de Negoce offer

I’ve bought 1 case, and got the text and e-mail.
by Chris C a r y
April 1st, 2021, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9483

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

This thread compelled me to buy the book American Terroir, by Rowan Jacobsen. https://www.amazon.com/American-Terroir-Savoring-Flavors-Waters/dp/B00C7YV39E. I have read it a few times and I've given away 2-3 copies to family/friends. Obviously a favorite book of mine, and I always prefer physical bo...
by Chris C a r y
April 1st, 2021, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Down?
Replies: 32
Views: 1369

Re: Cellar Tracker Down?

Are we expected to pick wines on our own tonight? I'm not sure I can do that any more. [truce.gif]
by Chris C a r y
April 1st, 2021, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Full Pull
Replies: 18
Views: 3219

Re: Full Pull

If I remember correctly, Latta is literally next door to Full Pull.
Yep, I thought about that too. The bottles may never move until fullfillment by FP.
by Chris C a r y
April 1st, 2021, 12:53 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 10303

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I'm not even seeing much bud swelling yet in Washington Naches Heights. Normal bud break for me has been ~4/20, about 2 weeks later than hotter areas, and it will have to hurry to make that this year. We've had a cool, mild spring, wind machines running in the tree fruit orchards a few nights, but g...
by Chris C a r y
April 1st, 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Savory Syrah
Replies: 64
Views: 2598

Re: Recommendations for Savory Syrah

I would also add, also without debating Washington/Oregon Syrah=heavy, that vintage matters there too. 2011, 2017 were leaner than average, 2011 being downright cold. 2015 was hot, even in cool vineyard parts of the region. I'd look for 2017 if buying new release, 2011 if looking for a bottle with a...
by Chris C a r y
April 1st, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Full Pull
Replies: 18
Views: 3219

Re: Full Pull

Today's Redacted 22 offer $35 list price at $18 2016 GSM was a quick case buy for me even before researching possible producers. After some quick research I'm pretty sure this is Latta Latta. Price point and score and Chris Latta has made wines for K/Charles Smith, then his own label that have been ...
by Chris C a r y
April 1st, 2021, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Savory Syrah
Replies: 64
Views: 2598

Re: Recommendations for Savory Syrah

When I think of "lighter bodied" (note: not light bodied, lightER) with an emphasis on savory, I can't think of a better match than Reynvaan . There are quite a few available under $75 at retailers whos ship to CT. I'd be interested in who those retailers are. I saw Reynvaan on shelf rece...
by Chris C a r y
April 1st, 2021, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Savory Syrah
Replies: 64
Views: 2598

Re: Recommendations for Savory Syrah

From Washington/Oregon, Walla Walla Rocks of Milton Freewater (Oregon but most wineries based in Washington) producers some more funky than savory but it’s a unique type of Syrah worth trying. Some love it, some not. Cayuse/No Girls/Horsepower, some bottles over $75, some under. Reynvaan, similar to...
by Chris C a r y
March 31st, 2021, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9328
Views: 734590

Re: de Negoce offer

Thanks Chris!

BTW, Do the other Chris’s realize this forum has hundreds of us? We could roll this joint if we wanted to. 😁
by Chris C a r y
March 31st, 2021, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9328
Views: 734590

Re: de Negoce offer

Thanks Chris and Cam.
by Chris C a r y
March 31st, 2021, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9328
Views: 734590

Re: de Negoce offer

I'm trying to understand the Tranche Two process. Correct me if I miss something, these are wines previously offered, but now at a higher case price maybe. And the Number 46, AP Cab shows 400 cases available this time. Is this same wine as previous, just new cases that weren't released prior, unsold...
by Chris C a r y
March 30th, 2021, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9483

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

Does planting grafted vines affect terroir?
by Chris C a r y
March 30th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9483

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

Eastern Washington irrigates grapes, and most other crops. Some minimal dry farming around Walla Walla, Chelan maybe, but I’d guess 95+% wine grapes are irrigated. I’m biased in favor of irrigation since I like local wine, food, and beer. About 75% of America’s hops are grown here w irrigation. To a...
by Chris C a r y
March 25th, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else have this problem?
Replies: 19
Views: 1053

Re: Anyone else have this problem?

We went into Rotie Cellars a few years ago, after a couple years absence. Happened to look at some wine stacked in a corner and lo and behold my name was on the tag. Club pick-up at least 2 years late. Free wine!!!
by Chris C a r y
March 25th, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Death to Justin Neufeld
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Death to Justin Neufeld

I have 16 bottles of JBN 2B across '12-'17 vintages. I like Justin and will share if it will keep him alive.

He added Red Willow to the mix, which works for me. I always liked his expression of DuBrul, which he also dropped. Life goes on.
by Chris C a r y
March 17th, 2021, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9328
Views: 734590

Re: de Negoce offer

Still not certain, but Buty winery makes a second label called The Beast that would maybe fit better with Phinney Hill Cab with a bit of Merlot, and lower % of new oak. It is still odd where Champoux would fit in since they haven't used that fruit since ~2010. All The Beast releases are listed here,...
by Chris C a r y
March 17th, 2021, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine did you serve at your wedding ceremony and... would you serve it again?
Replies: 54
Views: 2119

Re: What wine did you serve at your wedding ceremony and... would you serve it again?

Barbilocks and I got married April 7, 2007. I know because our anniversary, holy smokes 14 years, is near her birthday and a few weeks away. The wedding was at my/our house in downstate IL, and she chose a lovely purple/lavender color for her dress. I got a matching tie, and we went to Chicago to bu...
by Chris C a r y
March 17th, 2021, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa vs Washington
Replies: 98
Views: 5211

Re: Napa vs Washington

I was surfing my wines in Cellar Tracker by region. Washington specifically. I surfed by region looking at Napa and found this wine that coincidentally is a Sineann Napa Cab, and I also had a Sineann Washington Cab of the same vintage. I picked these wines up at Sineann's tasting room in Newberg, O...
by Chris C a r y
March 17th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa vs Washington
Replies: 98
Views: 5211

Re: Napa vs Washington

Some [Washington] cab sav producers I enjoyed enough to buy and cellar, and would suggest you give a try: Fidelitas - Red Mountain Gorman - Red Mountain Leonetti - Walla Walla Matthews - Walla Walla/Red Mountain blends Pepper Bridge - Walla Walla Spring Valley - Walla Walla Woodward Canyon - Walla ...
by Chris C a r y
March 17th, 2021, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for a California Syrah tasting?
Replies: 91
Views: 3590

Re: Recommendations for a California Syrah tasting?

Ojai, Santa Barbara and SVD, all less than $50.
Another vote for Lagier Meredith.

Washington- Rotie Northern Red, Efeste Joulie Bouche, Mark Ryan Lost Soul.
by Chris C a r y
March 16th, 2021, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa vs Washington
Replies: 98
Views: 5211

Re: Napa vs Washington

Finally getting around to notes on the three wines we opened to compare. I opened and blinded these in bags on Saturday midday. My wife assigned 1,2,3 at random and we sampled Saturday with dinner. We both had the same ranking 2,3,1 which turned out to be 2007 Guardian Gun Metal, 2008 Virage, 2008 S...
by Chris C a r y
March 15th, 2021, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4336

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

I’m glad these were tasting notes and not a class action suit solicitation. Excellent write ups!
by Chris C a r y
March 11th, 2021, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa vs Washington
Replies: 98
Views: 5211

Re: Napa vs Washington

After mentioning Sheridan L’Orage I found one in my cellar, 2008. Also have 2008 Virage Napa Red Blend. Both $40-45 bought on or near release. Virage was a Berserker Day buy, probably one of my first. Seems like I found my wines for this weekend. Erica, I also found 2007 Guardian Gun Metal. Might as...
by Chris C a r y
March 11th, 2021, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa vs Washington
Replies: 98
Views: 5211

Re: Napa vs Washington

Seven Hills Ciel du Cheval is my pick at ~$50 for best Washington Bordeaux style blend year after year after year. Another one is Sheridan L’Orage but it has climbed up in price and extraction last time I had it.
by Chris C a r y
March 11th, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a particular cliche in wine that you've tired of?
Replies: 155
Views: 5924

Re: Is there a particular cliche in wine that you've tired of?

Varietal, no you mean variety.
Variety, no you mean varietal.
by Chris C a r y
March 10th, 2021, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay Buyer Survey - LOOKING FOR THOSE WHO MAYBE DIDN’T BUY, AND LURKERS
Replies: 88
Views: 2657

Re: BerserkerDay Buyer Survey - PLEASE PARTICIPATE!

There should be a poll for this.

Survey completed!
by Chris C a r y
March 10th, 2021, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa vs Washington
Replies: 98
Views: 5211

Re: Napa vs Washington

Are there any online Wine Retailers who specialize in Washington state wines? I've been getting more acquainted with Washington State from the mystery Garagiste wines and would like to explore more wineries. Looking for retailers who ship to California. Full Pull. https://fullpullwines.com/ They st...
by Chris C a r y
March 9th, 2021, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa vs Washington
Replies: 98
Views: 5211

Re: Napa vs Washington

Reading is for the lazy. Plagiarism is where its at!
by Chris C a r y
March 9th, 2021, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa vs Washington
Replies: 98
Views: 5211

Re: Napa vs Washington

Lots of interesting chatter here, the Seattle crew came out in droves. Where's henry? [wink.gif] One thing i find interesting is that the comparisons about "better" and "QPR" make a basic assumption that the wines are on the same playing field, while there is also general acknowl...

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