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by rfelthoven
October 30th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 66
Views: 2264

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: 68
Views: 4068

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: 5900

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. [/quo...
by rfelthoven
October 12th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 383
Views: 23898

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: 7399

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: 7399

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: 7399

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: 5900

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: 1211

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: 5001

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: 5001

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 gracefully stridin...
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: 5001

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: 1884

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: 1884

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: 1866

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: 383
Views: 23898

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: 1077

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: 383
Views: 23898

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: 3513

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: 2111

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: 53
Views: 2751

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: 4146

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: 269

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: 187

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: 383
Views: 23898

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: 4066

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: 4066

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: 4066

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: 4066

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: 3791

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: 383
Views: 23898

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: 933

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: 383
Views: 23898

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: 383
Views: 23898

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: 383
Views: 23898

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: 7955

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: 763

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: 1396

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: 5062

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: 2718

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: 381

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: 535

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: 4217

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: 4217

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: 436

Re: Books about Tuscany

by rfelthoven
December 27th, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7955

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: 7955

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...

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