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by Chris C a r y
January 27th, 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: JB Neufeld BDIX - Artisan Washington Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 27
Views: 1617

JB Neufeld BDIX - Artisan Washington Cabernet Sauvignon

In for # 3. Can you ship to Yakima? :)

I will call for pick up. Thanks Justin and Brooke!
by Chris C a r y
January 13th, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: BDIX Newbie Intros
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: JB Neufeld - Dedicated. Thoughtful. Precise.
Replies: 34
Views: 2134

NEWBIE INTRO: JB Neufeld - Dedicated. Thoughtful. Precise.

I'm very excited for my friends (and neighbors) Justin and Brooke Neufeld who are newbies to BD, but not to me and anyone who has heard me sing the praises of their wine for the past 7-8 years. You hear this a lot, but the Neufeld family are first class people, and I am really happy to see them succ...
by Chris C a r y
December 5th, 2017, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JamieGoode on Natural Wines
Replies: 70
Views: 2367

JamieGoode on Natural Wines

Ask a silly question...
by Chris C a r y
December 5th, 2017, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JamieGoode on Natural Wines
Replies: 70
Views: 2367

JamieGoode on Natural Wines

My apologies for not digging though prior threads, and it is not referenced in this article, but what is the consensus, or thoughts if not consensus, on whether natural wines can be made from irrigated grapes? Lots of places I know grow organically, maybe even biodynamically, but in climates where d...
by Chris C a r y
November 27th, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs/Impressions: Seattle Berserkers do WA State Grenache
Replies: 42
Views: 1392

TNs/Impressions: Seattle Berserkers do WA State Grenache

Apples and Oranges Larry I say. If you have a Grenache tasting, including commonly blended varietals (GSMs & CdPs) seems fair enough. I took issue however with including a Mourvedre/Cab blend. To me that didn't seem fair, like having a Syrah taste-off and throwing in a Buty Phinny Hill Columbia Red...
by Chris C a r y
November 21st, 2017, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs/Impressions: Seattle Berserkers do WA State Grenache
Replies: 42
Views: 1392

TNs/Impressions: Seattle Berserkers do WA State Grenache

I remember looking at my bottles for % Grenache when pulling them to bring... Rotie little g was indeed 100% Force Majeure was 85% Grenache 15 % Mourvedre ( I think, might have been Syrah). This wine was made by James Mantone of Syncline. On Maison Bleue, the wines at this tasting were both Boushey ...
by Chris C a r y
November 20th, 2017, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs/Impressions: Seattle Berserkers do WA State Grenache
Replies: 42
Views: 1392

TNs/Impressions: Seattle Berserkers do WA State Grenache

Hi Drew, Well, my favorite was a Boushey Vineyard Grenache that I recognized and I'd say it delivered what I remember about it. Other similarity I noticed was in the AlderRidge vineyard grenaches that both seemed a bit hot to my palate The ringers, CdP and California, were clear outlyers. Based on r...
by Chris C a r y
November 20th, 2017, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs/Impressions: Seattle Berserkers do WA State Grenache
Replies: 42
Views: 1392

TNs/Impressions: Seattle Berserkers do WA State Grenache

Since I rarely get a chance to do this, I'll try to read my own writing and notes I jotted down without repeating the group rankings or wines since they are in Brandon's excellent first post. 1A - Middle of pack, good wine - 90 3rd in flight 1B - Closed off nose, missing fruit maybe tca? - 88 6th. 1...
by Chris C a r y
November 20th, 2017, 9:44 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3157

Seattle: WA State Grenache

Yep, Great tasting event! Barb and I really enjoyed meeting everyone, most new faces to us, and trying a wide range of wines around the theme. We both were able to recognize familiar wines and since we have pretty similar preferences, the ranking for us were fairly close too. We'll look forward to f...
by Chris C a r y
November 15th, 2017, 3:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3157

Seattle: WA State Grenache

Hello all, slaughtered the hog today. Will fire up the smoker early Friday. Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday wine, stems, and sliders in tow.
by Chris C a r y
October 26th, 2017, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liquor Law in WA state Question
Replies: 31
Views: 765

Liquor Law in WA state Question

I've been declined corkage on a bottle at a Walla Walla restaurant due to the same issue. My strong suspicion is that just wanted to sell wine off their menu vs. a bottle brought in off the street. It really is rare in my experience in Washington for this to happen that it's hard to prepare for the ...
by Chris C a r y
October 18th, 2017, 9:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3157

Seattle: WA State Grenache

I found a replacement for my missing presumed drunk Two Vintners Grenache Blanc, same vineyard different producer and year.

2015 Syncline Grenache Blanc Boushey
by Chris C a r y
October 16th, 2017, 1:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3157

Seattle: WA State Grenache

No problem on our end on food contribution. With the desire to do more finger foods, we'll aim for pulled pork sliders. In other news I looked for my committed wines this weekend, and wasn't able to find everything, notably the Grenache Blanc. (See the I suck at CT thread) I'll look again, or source...
by Chris C a r y
October 13th, 2017, 2:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3157

Seattle: WA State Grenache

My plan would be to bring a few glasses for each of Barb and I, then we can share among ourselves across the flights.

On the food, I concur with Brandon re facilities and mess, etc... and will defer to him for the final menu. I got a bit ahead of myself thinking about pork butt on a Friday :) .
by Chris C a r y
October 13th, 2017, 10:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3157

Seattle: WA State Grenache

I'm in favor of all blind, given that we have a theme that will permit direct comparison. I'll bring some bread and nibbles. Ordering pizza is fine too. I bet no one would turn down a Rhone inspired stew if offered. P Hickner I really like the "all blind" for the flights too. Brandon, if you need h...
by Chris C a r y
October 12th, 2017, 12:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3157

Seattle: WA State Grenache

Thanks for the feedback, guys.

We'll bring these:

2012 Two Vintners Grenache BLANC Boushey Vineyard
2010 aMaurice Grenache Boushey
2011 Force Majeure Grenache Red Mountain
2010 Rotie Grenache Little g

Looking forward to it!
by Chris C a r y
October 12th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3157

Seattle: WA State Grenache

Brandon, Thank you for organizing, Chuck, Thank you for hosting. Barb and I are IN for the 18th. I am having a hard time deciding which wines to bring, so I'll list a few asking the group for any preference for flight match, etc... then narrow to 3-4 wines from the two of us. 2012 Two Vintners Grena...
by Chris C a r y
September 29th, 2017, 1:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3157

Seattle: WA State Grenache

I'd be a likely IN for either November 11 or 18th. I like the idea of an afternoon tasting, ala SWS, so someone travelling a couple of hours can get do it without an overnight if they choose. I've done a few of this type with the Orange County, CA crew and it's more laid back and wine focused with p...
by Chris C a r y
September 29th, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTSO in legal battle
Replies: 52
Views: 4089

WTSO in legal battle

Without Credit Price!!!: <add $2 to list price here>

WTSO's lawyers earned their fee. Just like most coupons or even gift certificates, most "credits" will never be redeemed.
by Chris C a r y
September 28th, 2017, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best USA Cabernet under $60
Replies: 137
Views: 9243

Best USA Cabernet under $60

The generalization that Washington produces blends rather than 100% Cabs is not very true. Almost every winery has at least one, sometimes more, sometimes exclusively, Cabernet Sauvignon. Many do blend, and some of the big names blend, Andrew Will, Cadence. But many of the other big names (above the...
by Chris C a r y
September 27th, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brief WA State TNs: Rotie, Kerloo, Waters, Latta, Structure
Replies: 23
Views: 1036

Brief WA State TNs: Rotie, Kerloo, Waters, Latta, Structure

I'd enjoy attending this Brandon. I can add Sparkman, Force Majeure, Block wines (Full Pull). And have a sampling of many of the others already listed. A Nicora and Jaffurs from Paso might througha curveball too. To answer Joe's question about Maison Bleue, they moved to Walla Walla from Prosser in ...
by Chris C a r y
July 19th, 2017, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4066

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations!

Hi Alan, Adding another plug for SODO wine district. I first visited there not long after Full Pull first moved there and it was a sleepy industrial warehouse district. It is now a hopping wine scene. Recent additions include Den Hoed, Latta (try them both if you never have), Nine Hats (from Long Sh...
by Chris C a r y
August 10th, 2015, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: Low-alcohol wine is here to stay?
Replies: 18
Views: 733

Article: Low-alcohol wine is here to stay?

Seems the monks' solution for low alcohol wines was the best one... Champagne.
by Chris C a r y
August 10th, 2015, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Recommendations on Child-Tolerant Willamette Valley Wineries
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Any Recommendations on Child-Tolerant Willamette Valley Wineries

Chris, David Hill is "out there", like 10 miles north of Elk Cove, which is already the northern outbacks of the WV, IMHO. Most WV wineries will work out just fine. Chris L...you should target wineries you WANT to visit first. You can list them here and I'm sure you'll get ample feedback. RT This i...
by Chris C a r y
August 10th, 2015, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Recommendations on Child-Tolerant Willamette Valley Wineries
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Any Recommendations on Child-Tolerant Willamette Valley Wineries

Thanks all for the thoughts. Ideally would like to find a couple spots where we could sit at a picnic table or spread a blanket outside and picnic. Appreciate the suggestions. One such spot is David Hill Winery. Gorgeous views and nice picnic grounds next to the Farmhouse. http://davidhillwinery.co...
by Chris C a r y
July 15th, 2015, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Naked Wines"...what's the deal?
Replies: 27
Views: 2545

"Naked Wines"...what's the deal?

Not sure this matters much but when I saw this I thought first of Naked Winery, http://www.nakedwinery.com/ Apparently not connected to Naked Wines, but I wonder why there is not some lawsuit on one side or other of the pond over this same/almost identical name. The Oregon based Naked Winery makes s...
by Chris C a r y
June 18th, 2015, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk about Albarino
Replies: 26
Views: 1478

Let's talk about Albarino

http://www.riasbaixaswines.com/about/index.php

Rías Baixas (ree-ahs-buy-shuss)
by Chris C a r y
June 9th, 2015, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tel Aviv for a week - Israel Wineries?
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Tel Aviv for a week - Israel Wineries?

We visited a couple, Tulip in the north, http://www.goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/Tourist%20Information/attractions/Pages/Tulip%20Winery.aspx Decent wines and open on Saturday, the Sabbath, which is rare. In the South, Sde Boker. http://www.sdebokerwinery.com/ Interesting places both. Of the local wines ...
by Chris C a r y
June 5th, 2015, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with BBQ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1278

Wines with BBQ...

To me, having been raised east of Texas, BBQ means pulled pork, and for that version with a runny, hot vinegar sauce, my favorite wine is Rose. Drier the better, usually made from Rhone varieties.
by Chris C a r y
June 4th, 2015, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Syrah & blends at dinner in Boise, 3 from WA State and including 01` Beaucastel and 99` La Chapelle
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Syrah & blends at dinner in Boise, 3 from WA State and including 01` Beaucastel and 99` La Chapelle

Very nice report! Those WA wines I'm familiar with, the Dunham came from Lewis vineyard, the Sparkman Darkness from Boushey, both in Yakima Valley and cooler sites than Gramercy's W2 sites. Sparkman is always last to pick Boushey Syrah, so higher ABV than similar wines from Efeste or Betz, which I a...
by Chris C a r y
June 4th, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Force Majeure Ptera
Replies: 1
Views: 149

2010 Force Majeure Ptera

I picked up a couple based on really enjoying 2006 version. Opened one early this year, and impression is it was way too early, and not as good as 2006, but still a solid wine. I'm holding my other bottle of 2010 for a long time, especially since I still have a couple of the 2006. I also recently ta...
by Chris C a r y
June 3rd, 2015, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: where are board members from?
Replies: 117
Views: 3892

where are board members from?

Grew up in Bristol, TN, have lived in Cookeville, TN, Chester, VA, Landenberg, PA, Clinton, NJ, Decatur, IL, now and likely for the rest of time in Cowiche, WA, aka part of The Yak.

I've enjoyed the most living in the towns in PA and WA, neither of which have any stop lights.
by Chris C a r y
June 1st, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Small Winery Business Software
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Small Winery Business Software

Thank Bob. Yeah, I talked with QuickBooks and it sounds like their best option for now is using another party's POS software to link back. We're still a ways away from needing either, so I'll keep asking and researching what local folks are using.
by Chris C a r y
May 23rd, 2015, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine flaws and what they are and what your tolerance is
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Wine flaws and what they are and what your tolerance is

TCA ("corked") - My threshold is high and don't pick it up nearly as often as the stats suggest I should. I'm ok with that, but probably some muted wines are really TCA that I don't recognize. Brettanomyces ("brett") - Very low tolerance and even high end wines known for their brett turn me off. Pre...
by Chris C a r y
May 22nd, 2015, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: What Is Your Most Frequent Reaction When You Open Your Cellar(tracker)?
Replies: 46
Views: 1582

Poll: What Is Your Most Frequent Reaction When You Open Your Cellar(tracker)?

"I have more wine than a place to properly store it all!"
by Chris C a r y
May 22nd, 2015, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Southern Oregon wineries to visit?
Replies: 18
Views: 715

Southern Oregon wineries to visit?

In Medford, Roxyann and Edenvale. A bit north Folin. All solid wines that show the local terroir. Also visit Harry and David big outlet store. Fantastic selection of PacNW wines and craft brews too, decent prices, no tax! I haven't visited the brewery yet, but Southern Oregon Brewery makes good beer...
by Chris C a r y
May 14th, 2015, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Small Winery Business Software
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Small Winery Business Software

I wasn't sure where to put this query, but this seemed more appropriate as a business question vs. wine question. What software is best for small start-up winery that would like to have inventory control, on-line sales (eventually), and track business expenses, customer database, etc... I have frien...
by Chris C a r y
May 13th, 2015, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many different wines do you own?
Replies: 46
Views: 1701

How many different wines do you own?

546 with 1131 bottles, so my ratio is ~2.1 bottles per wine on average. A boatload of singletons here too. I don't mind that and looking forward to drinking all of those last puppies. Is it really a different wine if I have 6 vintages of the same bottling? My answer is absolutely a different vintage...
by Chris C a r y
May 11th, 2015, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mt Hood area wineries to visit?
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Mt Hood area wineries to visit?

I visited Timberline Lodge on Mt. hood a couple of weeks ago, arriving from Hood River, leaving toward Portland. It is actually closer to Portland than Hood River and Gorge wineries, but I agree with all the recommendations for wine and beer in and around Hood River. Another wine choice on the WA si...
by Chris C a r y
March 4th, 2015, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington State Wine Pick-Up Parties
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Washington State Wine Pick-Up Parties

Greg, Thanks for the info. Can you provide a state or local (Seattle?) reference or law that someone is attempting to enforce. Private wine events happen quite often, in many parts of the state, so I'm curious where this is coming from. Taste Washington would be the largest wine event in the state a...
by Chris C a r y
February 28th, 2015, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Widely available cheap bright Pinot Noir?
Replies: 125
Views: 5808

Widely available cheap bright Pinot Noir?

Adelsheim Willamette Valley - $25 retail
by Chris C a r y
February 26th, 2015, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache - what is it I don't like?
Replies: 110
Views: 4590

Grenache - what is it I don't like?

Last night I opened a '11 Idilico Garnacha which was fruity and flabby, tonight I opened a '11 Idilico Monestrell that had more pronounced acid and tannins which I liked much more. I decided to blend 50/50, the wine was much improve to my tastes with the acids and tannins of the Monestrell book end...
by Chris C a r y
February 26th, 2015, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: America's Best Merlot
Replies: 123
Views: 5527

America's Best Merlot

Abeja, Leonetti, Pedestal, Force Majeure IV, Fidelitas, Obelisco, Hestia, Fielding Hills, Cooper, Hightower, Steppe, Severino, Milbrandt

Washington producers from $20-80, some widely available, some below the radar, all good value (except maybe Leonetti).
by Chris C a r y
February 25th, 2015, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chicken v Egg?
Replies: 36
Views: 1428

Chicken v Egg?

Usually the meal first, but sometimes we get hankering to try some wine just arrived or a new producer, and we plan the meal around that wine. Offlines or wine dinners are another exception where the wine takes first billing.
by Chris C a r y
February 24th, 2015, 4:18 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Chemical Engineering Undergrad
Replies: 11
Views: 2574

Chemical Engineering Undergrad

Hopefully Tony will come back and see this. I graduated undergrad ChE in1986 and worked 25 years in the Environmental field in Chemical and Food industry before I realized the degree was perfect for winemaking. And a lot more fun than designing wastewater treatment plants and controls on smoke stack...
by Chris C a r y
February 18th, 2015, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache - what is it I don't like?
Replies: 110
Views: 4590

Grenache - what is it I don't like?

Chris, Doesn't this have as much to do with 'truth in advertising' as anything else? A winemaker should tell you if anything else is blended in - whether on a label or on their website or in direct conversation with them. As far as darker colors and complexity, it IS possible to achieve this with 1...
by Chris C a r y
February 18th, 2015, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache - what is it I don't like?
Replies: 110
Views: 4590

Grenache - what is it I don't like?

I think there's never been a grape calling for a co-fermentation partner like GRE does. SYR fills in all of the gaps that GRE doesn't have. Be it at 10-15% or 50-50 the SYR gives it the depth and texture that it needs. This. I've found very few 100% Grenaches that I love, and even those I think/tho...
by Chris C a r y
February 13th, 2015, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Syrah Syrah Syrah
Replies: 64
Views: 2312

Syrah Syrah Syrah

Dennis I just got the Biggio Hammina Deux Vert. Can't wait to try it!
by Chris C a r y
February 13th, 2015, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Syrah Syrah Syrah
Replies: 64
Views: 2312

Syrah Syrah Syrah

Some entry WA Syrah to look for

Hogue Genesis
Barnard Griffin
Chateau Ste Michelle
Charles Smith Boom Boom
Milbrandt
For a Song

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