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by rfelthoven
August 21st, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Oregon 2019 growing season update?

Thanks to everyone who chimed in. Sounds like another year with decent conditions.
by rfelthoven
August 19th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Oregon 2019 growing season update?

Hey all -- just curious how things are looking for 2019 thus far.
by rfelthoven
July 31st, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 37
Views: 1696

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Glad the tasting worked out well for you all. I miss attending but it always falls on my anniversary. I was not a fan of '12 on release. Looking over recent notes my best bottles from the vintage have been DDO, Eyrie, and Matello Souris. I think if you have any of those you can open them and expect ...
by rfelthoven
July 19th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20239

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Opened a 2015 and 2016 Richard's Chard the other night side by side. Both are drinking really well but to me the 2016 was the better wine -- probably one of the best Oregon chards I've ever tasted. Gorgeous fruit and white flowers wrap around an acidic core with just a hint of wood showing. The 2015...
by rfelthoven
July 15th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Milbrandt Washington State Good QPR?
Replies: 19
Views: 964

Re: Milbrandt Washington State Good QPR?

I’ve found the Riesling to be a good value but the merlot I bought from Full Pull was clumsy and overdone.
by rfelthoven
June 29th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20239

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

For the record, the 2012 Souris is in a great spot after about an hour. The 2013 Goodfellow WV Pinot is also in an open window. So much more savory, refined and energetic than many other winemakers’ products.
by rfelthoven
June 19th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter
Replies: 33
Views: 3417

Re: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter

Flowery for sure, but for the wine trade it's not that far out of the norm.
by rfelthoven
June 11th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Misen Chef's Knife
Replies: 21
Views: 2045

Re: Misen Chef's Knife

I have chef and santoku. Very sharp, relatively light and nimble. I wouldn't want them as my core knives (they aren't as sturdy as others) but I find them reaching for them often.
by rfelthoven
May 31st, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 1993

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

At 80 his palate is likely shot (no offense) so to wow him you may need to find the biggest jam and oak monster you can get. Enjoy him!
by rfelthoven
May 30th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 44
Views: 4104

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 5:34 pm
The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris Original Vines is good stuff.
Agreed!
by rfelthoven
May 20th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs across time: 2010 Huet Haut-Lieu Sec Chenin Blanc (not shitting the bed)
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: TNs across time: 2010 Huet Haut-Lieu Sec Chenin Blanc (not shitting the bed)

All of my 2010’s have been really good and continue to be so.
by rfelthoven
May 14th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne tn descriptor: oxidized or marzipan?
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Champagne tn descriptor: oxidized or marzipan?

I find oxidized white wine (not just white champagne) to often have marzipan notes. When that flavor accompanies many of the other signs of oxidation I find it unpleasant by association.
by rfelthoven
May 12th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20239

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2010 Matello Durant Pinot noir. In a really lovely spot. Black cherries, tilled soil, spice and slightest hint of caramel. Texture is still somewhat lively but resolved. Can’t see a better time to enjoy.
by rfelthoven
May 8th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3949

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

One more data point: opened another 2012 CDB tonight that was very oxidized. These were purchased from Sec Wines in Portland and held there under temperature control, then driven up by me to my cool cellar.
by rfelthoven
May 6th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3949

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

I hope I didn't get anyone worried unnecessarily. As always, YMMV. After reading the recent, pretty consistent CT notes below on the Le Mont and CDB, I got concerned. I opened both and found them to be in poor shape. For reference, I've been watching the evolution of the 2010s and they come off as m...
by rfelthoven
May 3rd, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3949

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

I’m only talking 12s. Hopefully others aren’t screwed.
by rfelthoven
May 3rd, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3949

2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

I've been reading some pretty concerning notes on CT regarding the 2012 Huet CDB (premox, off flavors). Very consistently poor across several individuals. I opened one last week that was very advanced. For reference, my passive cellar is quite cool, often in the 40s and 50s and never getting past th...
by rfelthoven
April 30th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking
Replies: 34
Views: 3734

Re: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking

It's as if Todd Hamina opened a wine shop.
by rfelthoven
April 18th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20239

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

One of the more interesting and tasty wines I've had in the past year is Vincent's pinot gris noir. It's got way amped up gris flavor but dry and with a nice textural component.
by rfelthoven
April 11th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: TN: 2008 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

Seems very advanced for what has, for the most part, been a stubborn and unyielding vintage. Interesting.
by rfelthoven
March 29th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20239

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Personally I like to watch wine evolve over an evening. Rarely do I enjoy a wine better on the second night compared to giving it a lot of time on one evening. YMMV.
by rfelthoven
March 27th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20239

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Had a 2013 Durant SVD Pinot the other night that was lovely. Sounds great. I keep hearing 2013 is a challenged vintage, but based on all the PN and Chard I’ve had from the vintage I don’t understand that characterization. I’ve enjoyed it more than ‘12 and ‘14, which tend to get a lot of love (altho...
by rfelthoven
March 25th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20239

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Had a 2013 Durant SVD Pinot the other night that was lovely.
by rfelthoven
March 21st, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7696

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

It's probably because you don't pull punches
by rfelthoven
March 13th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Barbie Freedom Hill Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Barbie Freedom Hill Vineyard

Cannot believe Scott hasn’t commented on this.
by rfelthoven
February 20th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Exploring Goodfellow and Kelley Fox PN
Replies: 24
Views: 1373

Re: TN: Exploring Goodfellow and Kelley Fox PN

Mike, That's a very nice set of wines you enjoyed. I am sure I am not telling you anything you don't already know, but the Goodfellow wines, especially the Whistling Ridge pinot, seem to age at a glacial pace. I am glad you found them enjoyable now, as the 2015s are a rare exception of a year that's...
by rfelthoven
February 15th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4904

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Chris — I read caramel and vanilla in the description and I get scared!
by rfelthoven
February 10th, 2019, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)
Replies: 42
Views: 2659

Re: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)

Reading through all this it’s seems Mr. Glans is a real dickhead.
by rfelthoven
January 30th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Buoncristiani OPC Red Wine
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: TN: 2014 Buoncristiani OPC Red Wine

Grew up around the corner from the Buoncristiani boys and were family friends. Great to see them so successful. I reached out to them a few years ago with a congratulatory email and was totally blown off. I guess they got those high scores from RP and now they are big time. Oh well.
by rfelthoven
January 23rd, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Halcon Vineyards Alturas Syrah
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: TN: 2014 Halcon Vineyards Alturas Syrah

Coincidentally I opened one of these two nights ago. Really stellar stuff. 94 points if I ever used points. Honestly I felt compelled to do so. Pretty special and a great value.
by rfelthoven
January 21st, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 69
Views: 4109

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

Thanks so much for the great contributions from all (and the kind words). This is why people keep coming back to this board.
by rfelthoven
January 18th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 69
Views: 4109

Oregon pinot vintage update?

I'm curious how all you fellow Oregon pinot noir drinkers are finding the vintages from the last decade or so, and what you're drinking. Starting with 2008, my stock is down to about a case and to be honest, there have been very few stunning bottles from the vintage (CT shows I bought about 10 cases...
by rfelthoven
January 1st, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Books about Tuscany
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Books about Tuscany

by rfelthoven
December 27th, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7696

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Scott Fitzgerald wrote:
January 31st, 2018, 12:46 pm
How are you defining “teeny tiny”?
Rock hard and you still piss all over your balls
by rfelthoven
December 26th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7696

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Isn't Cayuse in Washington? Was that a joke and I missed it? Production is in Milton-Freewater, OR and the tasting room is in Walla Walla. All of their vineyards as well as all production is in Oregon. They keep their "tasting room" in downtown Walla Walla so they can be a part of the Washington wi...
by rfelthoven
December 17th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what's the reason for all the Scott Paul sell-offs?
Replies: 5
Views: 747

what's the reason for all the Scott Paul sell-offs?

Back stock has been blown out for the past month or so at ridiculous discounts by different retailers. I have read the garagiste email offers and the threads on this site but cannot find an explanation. They don't seem to be going under. What's the scoop?
by rfelthoven
December 4th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Biscuits
Replies: 34
Views: 1424

Re: Biscuits

Love that Pioneer baking mix...
by rfelthoven
December 3rd, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20239

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I don't know if you have any Crowley Four Winds but I opened a '13 the other night in a blind set of 4 chards and it was the favorite of the group.
by rfelthoven
December 3rd, 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20239

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I really love that '12. And I think you're right, Scott, that Marcus started trying to do some more "reductive" winemaking on the chard in 2013. I am personally torn about the flinty/matchstick character. It adds interest but I am also a tad distracted by it.
by rfelthoven
December 1st, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rasa
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Rasa

The wines are on the bigger side but I’ve really enjoyed the lovely texture. Pretty unique. Too expensive for me, however.
by rfelthoven
November 29th, 2018, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Colene Clemens
Replies: 40
Views: 1933

Re: Colene Clemens

No one rocks a faux-tee like Toddy.
by rfelthoven
November 27th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Colene Clemens
Replies: 40
Views: 1933

Re: Colene Clemens

I want to see Todd doing some tasting videos like Cameron, "Todd Confidential".
by rfelthoven
November 27th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...
Replies: 66
Views: 2646

Re: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...

From my experience his/her overall impression of Washington reds across the state's entire portfolio (as a proportion) probably isn't too far off the mark. However, for that reason, I've tried to find producers who make wines in a bit leaner and more terrior-driven style. I think to cast the entire ...
by rfelthoven
November 15th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?
Replies: 52
Views: 1983

Re: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?

Just snort some domoic acid and call it a day.
by rfelthoven
October 31st, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?

Bill/Paetra has a lot to prove to be put in the same category as Brooks, for example. His passion and story are great but ultimately he’s got to follow through with age worthy memorable wines.
by rfelthoven
October 30th, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?

I really like Trisaetum and did buy some Paetra but haven’t consumed much of it to evaluate it. I’ve had really nice bottles from Ovum and Teutonic as well. When Marcus bothers to make Riesling I’m always interested.

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