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by rfelthoven
April 18th, 2021, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Carneros Creek Cabernet Reserve
Replies: 24
Views: 581

Re: TN: 1978 Carneros Creek Cabernet Reserve

I think John Paul of Cameron in Oregon cut his teeth there but said he realized he’d never make great pinot in that site. My elementary school was just a mile or two away.
by rfelthoven
March 23rd, 2021, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Williamette Valley Chardonnay
Replies: 17
Views: 1129

Re: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Williamette Valley Chardonnay

I get easily distracted by the flinty character so I prefer it to be subtle, like clove or nutmeg if you get my drift. But top chard houses like Walter Scott and Goodfellow seem to be experimenting a bit with the reductive notes to perhaps make even more age worthy and interesting wines. I applaud t...
by rfelthoven
March 23rd, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Matello Pinot Noir Souris (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: TN: 2011 Matello Pinot Noir Souris (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

I opened a 2011 recently and can also confirm this is coming into its own. I regret burning through so many early on. I now have just under a case of 2011 Matello pinots...
by rfelthoven
March 16th, 2021, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Patricia Green
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: 2019 Patricia Green

Jim Anderson wrote: March 16th, 2021, 8:30 am Well, we bottled 30 Pinots in 2019. Due to the fact that there are basically no 2020 Pinots (there’s 1) we will have to hold back the release of a few an extra tick in the calendar to make it through to the release of the 2021s.
Holy smokes. No labor market. Insane.
by rfelthoven
March 13th, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out for Vincent Pinot Gris (noir)
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Shout out for Vincent Pinot Gris (noir)

Todd Hamina wrote: March 11th, 2021, 8:44 pm Do you know the Maloof line up?
No. Inform me!
by rfelthoven
March 13th, 2021, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out for Vincent Pinot Gris (noir)
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Shout out for Vincent Pinot Gris (noir)

I quit buying Cameron pinot noir because I own a fair amount and often find it too reductive, even with several years under its belt and a few hours of air.
by rfelthoven
March 11th, 2021, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out for Vincent Pinot Gris (noir)
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Shout out for Vincent Pinot Gris (noir)

This has been one of the more interesting wines I’ve purchased over the last few vintages. I stopped buying Cameron and have been putting that money toward Vincent. Cameron’s Ramato was pretty special but always bordered on a bit sweet for me. Vincent’s is dry and more floral with some chewy aspects...
by rfelthoven
March 2nd, 2021, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 146
Views: 9452

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

There was a time I was a Cameron-ite, as Eric at Sec calls them, but now when I open his wines I'm often put off. Bummer.
by rfelthoven
January 27th, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines
Replies: 56
Views: 3476

Re: Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines

Don't sleep on the gamay or the red pinot gris. I didn't.
by rfelthoven
January 27th, 2021, 11:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers
Replies: 56
Views: 2908

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers

Just bought 2 cases of the 12 pack; shipping was $80 from OR up to Seattle. Doesn't seem discounted, does it?
by rfelthoven
January 26th, 2021, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing wine in a passive cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 2432

Re: Storing wine in a passive cellar

10 plus years with passive cellar that goes as cold as 45 and up to 65 with very little daily variation, mean about 55 degrees. Never noticed anything amiss. Don’t sweat it.
by rfelthoven
May 22nd, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sec Wines in Portland
Replies: 88
Views: 6839

Re: Sec Wines in Portland

I’ve dealt with Eric for about 10 years and he’s a great guy. This thread is a shame IMHO.
by rfelthoven
March 21st, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 889
Views: 59366

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Had a 2013 Richard’s cuvee the other night. Really youthful and integrating very nicely. Lovely stuff. No rush on these.
by rfelthoven
March 1st, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 91
Views: 7185

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

I would usually defer to you, but I've had a couple of other spoiled bottles from other vintages, and it seems other people have, too. Again, a couple of people complaining on a wine board about a couple of off bottles is not a problem at the winery. It's a damage along the supply chain issue, or, ...
by rfelthoven
February 28th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 91
Views: 7185

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Opened a 2012 Le Mont Sec a couple of days ago. Very, very oxidized, like sherry but worse. Light years ahead of the older 2010s which show almost no oxidation at this point. Both wines have been stored identically and were sourced from the same place (Sec wines, Portland).
by rfelthoven
January 19th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 889
Views: 59366

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2013 pinot noir, both Matello WV and Goodfellow WR vineyard. These wines have always been right in my stylistic wheelhouse, as they are highly red fruited and super high acid. With age these babies are coming into their own, and right now that Goodfellow WR vineyard may be one of my favorite wines f...
by rfelthoven
October 30th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 84
Views: 7911

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

mattcitrang wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 12:06 pm Mount Tam & Red Hawk from Cowgirl Creamery.
THIS. Red Hawk is my favorite cheese.
by rfelthoven
October 22nd, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best US Pinot for $30 or under
Replies: 81
Views: 6973

Re: Best US Pinot for $30 or under

The 2013 Goodfellow WV pinot I had this last weekend was one of the most savory and interesting pinots I’ve had in a while, at a ridiculous price point (~$20). Younger vintages may not show as well right out the gate but it’s worth mentioning in this context.
by rfelthoven
October 16th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best bacon recommendations needed...
Replies: 79
Views: 6917

Re: Best bacon recommendations needed...

[/quote] Ron -- you should run down to Burien some time and grab some bacon from Hans' German Sausage & Deli. Worth the trip, and grab some sausages while you're there. One of the things I miss about living in Seattle, and it's still a priority destination when we head up there to visit folks. [...
by rfelthoven
October 12th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 889
Views: 59366

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2009 Matello Whistling Ridge vineyard pinot noir. Showing some bricking; a bit closed upon opening but after 20 minutes this really blossomed. Gorgeous red fruited aromatics with some baking spices and a subtle smoky note. In the mouth a tad sweeter on the tip of the tongue than this wine in other y...
by rfelthoven
October 4th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15
Replies: 140
Views: 8385

Re: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15

Steven Miller wrote: October 3rd, 2019, 9:19 pm
rfelthoven wrote: September 30th, 2019, 12:38 pm Don't you mean Domaine Serenity?
Tx Ron! This was one of the funniest stories ever posted on WB. I made this video that still gets a few views now and then.

I love that video. That was the reason for my post. I had no idea you were the creator. Well done!
by rfelthoven
October 3rd, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15
Replies: 140
Views: 8385

Re: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15

Richard T r i m p i wrote: October 1st, 2019, 5:47 pm The later date works better for me. 12 ounce Riedels should be fine for this type of tasting. Happy to contribute some wine. I have 85 bottles of 2008 OR Pinot from 14 different producers. All purchased at release.

RT
Baller. I just checked and I only have 12 left.
by rfelthoven
September 30th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15
Replies: 140
Views: 8385

Re: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15

Don't you mean Domaine Serenity?
by rfelthoven
September 16th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best bacon recommendations needed...
Replies: 79
Views: 6917

Re: Best bacon recommendations needed...

After seeing a video about Benton's and reading this thread I ordered some bacon for a small tasting/comparison. I also threw in a couple of local bacons: Benton's (TN): very smoky and salty, but delicious and unique and complex. If I could have just one slice of bacon before I died, it would be thi...
by rfelthoven
August 27th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "The world's three largest wineries, all owned by the same company"
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: "The world's three largest wineries, all owned by the same company"

Marc Hauser wrote: August 27th, 2019, 11:24 am His post seems to be missing a point.
Just think of it like a dick pic, but for wine.
by rfelthoven
August 27th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 5616

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

Fitting bottle to have kept. Nice choice!
by rfelthoven
August 27th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 5616

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

Interesting Ron, I think the delicacy of the '11s might be what you're referring to. I expect "lighter" vintages to look their age earlier more than they taste of it. By contrast, vintages of greater intensity and color might need to stumble through the years the '11s are already graceful...
by rfelthoven
August 27th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 5616

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

I've been a little surprised at the level of bricking I have been seeing in many 2011 OR pinots. They don't taste advanced but kind of look the part. And these are pretty high acid AFWE producers which I figured would have really long lives. Anyone else notice this in 2011's?
by rfelthoven
August 21st, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 2063

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: 2063

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: 38
Views: 2540

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: 889
Views: 59366

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: 1145

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: 889
Views: 59366

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: 3855

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Misen Chef's Knife
Replies: 21
Views: 2367

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: 56
Views: 3653

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: 4293

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: 289

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: 354

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: 889
Views: 59366

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: 91
Views: 7185

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: 91
Views: 7185

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: 91
Views: 7185

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: 91
Views: 7185

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: 4022

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: 889
Views: 59366

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.

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