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by J e s s e C
November 15th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee
Replies: 80
Views: 2832

Re: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee

Alan Rath wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Lawyer fight! Lawyer fight!

Doesn't quite have the same ring as Cat Fight!
Only due to your lack of creativity, Alan. There are so many ways to refer to us lawyers...some less appreciated than others. =)
by J e s s e C
November 15th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee
Replies: 80
Views: 2832

Re: So how about if the lawyers here get serious - Amicus Brief in Byrd v. Tennessee

I'm a lowly associate with lots of work dumped on by partners but i'd like to help where I can. Same, though you guys will have to let me know how you guys are navigating ethical conflict and internal risk management / insurance issues at your respective firms. (Someone before had asked about risks...
by J e s s e C
October 31st, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 6424

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

Alan, Frank, Thanks very much! Two palates i have come to trust, combined with your diligence taking notes, always makes for very helpful guideposts. For what its worth, I too found the 2015 fairly taut and mineral (though that's not to say the 2016 won't be even moreso). What I recall is a touch of...
by J e s s e C
October 30th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 6424

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

Can anyone who has tasted both comment on the 2016 bearwallow chard vs 2015? I really liked the 2015's I had from my sampler pack and as expected, there is still a relatively small number of notes on cellartracker for the 2016. Any new thoughts on the Pajaro chard (since last release thread) would a...
by J e s s e C
October 30th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 505
Views: 22400

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Same. And the 2010 Roulot. Greg said both were gone "in seconds." =)
by J e s s e C
September 21st, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Possible SF OL - Sept 20 or Sept 21st?
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Possible SF OL - Sept 20 or Sept 21st?

I'll do my best to make the tasting. Been wanting to try the rose. Dinner would likely be tough but I'll let you guys know if that changes.
by J e s s e C
July 18th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montmains SCREW CAP
Replies: 32
Views: 941

TN: 2006 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montmains SCREW CAP

FWIW I just had Michel's 2016 Chablis and thought it was terrible. Literally smelled like Thanksgiving turkey for some reason. Nothing Chablis-like about it. 2016 is a poor Chablis vintage that isn't developing well in bottle. It's better than 2013, and—as always—there are some wines that transcend...
by J e s s e C
July 3rd, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 225
Views: 11869

What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (6/9/2018) Med Pale in color, med in body. Got some reduction when first opened, and then sea shells, light citrus, and fresh air. On the palate I get Med+ acidity and fruit up front, then some richness on the mid palate fro...
by J e s s e C
May 19th, 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley (SFChron) on Kevin Harvey's (Rhys) new Italian venture
Replies: 150
Views: 8868

Esther Mobley (SFChron) on Kevin Harvey's (Rhys) new Italian venture

Maybe this was an off bottle, or maybe it will get better with some time. I haven't acquired any, and have zero desire to search some out. Making a mental note never to bring one of mine [wow.gif] Can't argue with you guys on the bottle you tasted, just noting that the bottle I tasted at the Rhys p...
by J e s s e C
April 24th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/ Peninsula April 23, Sole
Replies: 176
Views: 2933

SF Bay Area/ Peninsula April 23, Sole

What a great night! Thanks all, for the generous contributions and wonderful company.
by J e s s e C
April 21st, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/ Peninsula April 23, Sole
Replies: 176
Views: 2933

SF Bay Area/ Peninsula April 23, Sole

Same. Only zaltos I own are champagne.
by J e s s e C
April 21st, 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping French wine by air. Is it safe?
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Shipping French wine by air. Is it safe?

I’ve had a few French bottles filled all the way to the cork with almost no air at all. Pycm and raveneau come to mind. Not sure if that has anything to do with it? Didn’t keep me from packing them in the suitcase and flying them back.
by J e s s e C
April 20th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche (and other lesser known Piedmont grapes)
Replies: 54
Views: 1974

Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche

I've liked Bondonio's pelaverga the few times I've had it.
by J e s s e C
April 20th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/ Peninsula April 23, Sole
Replies: 176
Views: 2933

SF Bay Area/ Peninsula April 23, Sole

Look forward to seeing everyone on Monday. I expect to have a white burg (Corton?) and either a red burg or champagne in hand. If I can find it, I have a bottle of Bizot old vine Vosne I've been meaning to try. People in Burgundy were talking it up but I have no idea whether it lives up to the hype ...
by J e s s e C
April 17th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 35th Anniversary Wine
Replies: 22
Views: 789

35th Anniversary Wine

Not cab, but I've had good experience with '83 Sauternes, which is available a lower pricing and generally crowd friendly. Might be worth trying one of those too.
by J e s s e C
April 10th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/ Peninsula April 23, Sole
Replies: 176
Views: 2933

SF Bay Area/ Peninsula April 23, Sole

please add me to the waitlist. still confirming, but theres a chance my meeting in SF will be cancelled. thanks!
by J e s s e C
March 27th, 2018, 12:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m 93 points on that [POLL]
Replies: 82
Views: 2635

I’m 93 points on that [POLL]

I mean this in the best possible way, as people who I know and respect have chimed in on both sides, but why is this such a big deal? If you value the notes, you will read them regardless of the scores. If the scores bother you more than you value the notes, then don't read them. If you are claiming...
by J e s s e C
March 26th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar
Replies: 151
Views: 6361

Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar

c fu wrote:
Ed Gonzales wrote:
J Wei wrote:As of today:
Domaine Dujac 50%
Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils 21%
Domaine des Lambrays 10%
Domaine Fourrier 6%
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 4%
so baller man.
5 btls of dujac
2 rousseau
1 lambrays
1 375ml of fourrier
1 375l of drc.
top shoulder fill on the drc?
by J e s s e C
March 22nd, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for an under-$50 Cal cab tasting?
Replies: 79
Views: 2678

Suggestions for an under-$50 Cal cab tasting?

I believe one or both were already mentioned, but Rafanelli and Scherrer were first to come to mind. Anthill made one in 2007 that remains one of my favorites if you can find it. Not a huge cab drinker but I buy those.
by J e s s e C
March 5th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any wine with lower than 5% alcohol or alternative?
Replies: 77
Views: 1649

Any wine with lower than 5% alcohol or alternative?

Leitz makes non-alcoholic Riesling in still and sparkling form. Won't blow your mind, but it wasn't bad.
by J e s s e C
January 27th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Balanced Wine Selections - BDIX Offer
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Balanced Wine Selections - BDIX Offer - 25% Off All Wines

Trying some ghemme and valtellina. Thanks!
by J e s s e C
January 27th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: VELETA Gourmet BDIX - FREE SHIPPING - EXTENDED
Replies: 89
Views: 2931

VELETA Gourmet BDIX - FREE SHIPPING & RAFFLE

Went with a trial chorizo and some paella seasoning this time around. Looking forward to trying more next year!
by J e s s e C
January 26th, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 13
Views: 959

TN: 2014 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Clos du Cailleret

Hah thanks! Glad to hear good things about the wine since it’s a new one.
by J e s s e C
January 23rd, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 13
Views: 959

TN: 2014 Ramonet Puligny Montrachet Clos du Cailleret

Thanks for the note. Just for clarification, is this chassagne or puligny? I have some 15 on its way and want to know if its the same wine (aside from vintage).
by J e s s e C
January 3rd, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who else filters the majority of their wines through a coffee filter?
Replies: 93
Views: 2903

Who else filters the majority of their wines through a coffee filter?

Interesting thread and a technique I've never tried. I do, however, appreciate a good cup of coffee as much as I do a good glass of wine. Based on that alone, I'd also dispute that coffee filters (especially un-rinsed and/or unbleached) impart no flavor or effect on flavor. Its pretty standard for t...
by J e s s e C
October 18th, 2017, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Open a bottle of Napa/Sonoma/Mendocino wine...show your SUPPORT!!!
Replies: 76
Views: 2333

Open a bottle of Napa/Sonoma/Mendocino wine...show your SUPPORT!!!

I'm sure many people on this board (myself included) have made cash donations, or donated time, a place to stay, etc. There's nothing wrong with showing support of the wine community as well. They're not mutually exclusive. Definitely not mutually exclusive. I actually had the same thought original...
by J e s s e C
October 16th, 2017, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma
Replies: 1217
Views: 84287

Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma

For the other local attorneys out there (i know from my lurking there are quite a few of you): The SF Bar Association and a coalition of legal aid and similar organizations are partnering to provide pro bono services to qualified people affected by the North Bay fires. From the information I receive...
by J e s s e C
September 14th, 2017, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help-Willamette Trip
Replies: 74
Views: 4056

Help-Willamette Trip

Thanks to all who have posted here. Super helpful information. I hope folks wont mind if I tack on a related question to avoid another thread: How far out of Portland do we need to be to avoid afternoon rush-hour traffic? I've checked traffic maps off and on but that doesn't give me a sense of what ...
by J e s s e C
August 7th, 2017, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 100747

Official Costco Thread

Fremont Automall had a few bottles of 2008 Fontanafredda La Rosa for approx $27.97 (could have been 29.97). I've seen the same bottle at Redwood City but not sure if they also dropped the price.
by J e s s e C
April 10th, 2017, 2:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline - April 10
Replies: 112
Views: 4267

SF/Peninsula Offline - April 10

Great. Best case or worse case, sounds like I will see you there. =)
by J e s s e C
April 10th, 2017, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the Biggest Oversize Bottle Offender?
Replies: 51
Views: 2779

Who is the Biggest Oversize Bottle Offender?

Travaglini gattinara comes to mind as having a unique shape.
by J e s s e C
April 10th, 2017, 1:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline - April 10
Replies: 112
Views: 4267

SF/Peninsula Offline - April 10

Just talked to Rob who reminded me this is going on. So long as folks don't mind me crashing the party on short notice, please count me in.
by J e s s e C
January 27th, 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Signal Ridge Vineyard- What Altitude Tastes Like
Replies: 35
Views: 2178

Signal Ridge Vineyard- What Altitude Tastes Like

Was trying to show some restraint today, but those vineyard shots have me in for a few. looking forward to trying them.
by J e s s e C
January 11th, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Burgundy 2016 harvest
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Thoughts on Burgundy 2016 harvest

Any additional impressions/guesses on 2016 burgundy now that a few months has passed? Thanks!
by J e s s e C
January 10th, 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Dinner No. 1 with Herwig - urgent venue change to Sole
Replies: 49
Views: 2973

Dinner No. 1 with Herwig - urgent venue change to Sole

Had a great time as well. Thanks to Andrew for organizing, to Herwig for giving us a reason to get together and for the outstanding wines, and to the group for a night of good food and company. Hope to see everyone again sooner rather than later.
by J e s s e C
January 9th, 2017, 6:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Dinner No. 1 with Herwig - urgent venue change to Sole
Replies: 49
Views: 2973

Dinner No. 1 with Herwig - urgent venue change to Sole

Likewise. Apologies in advance for my late arrival.
by J e s s e C
January 7th, 2017, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes
Replies: 14
Views: 803

TN: 2014 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes

Drinking recommendations? Picked up a few of these and the other 2014 1ers in Chassagne and had them shipped back, but have yet to crack one open.
by J e s s e C
January 7th, 2017, 12:26 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Dinner No. 1 with Herwig - urgent venue change to Sole
Replies: 49
Views: 2973

Dinner No. 1 with Herwig - Mon Jan 9th - Menlo Park Grill

My schedule looks like its clearing up, so please let me know if there is a late drop that allows for one more. If not, I'll try to catch the next one! Stay dry, everyone.
by J e s s e C
January 6th, 2017, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to look for a savory domestic Syrah
Replies: 126
Views: 6435

Where to look for a savory domestic Syrah

peay la bruma (especially 2007) is what immediately comes to mind.
by J e s s e C
January 6th, 2017, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Syrah Cannot Age, A Waste Of Cellar Space TN: 2006 Wind Gap Wines Syrah Sonoma Coast
Replies: 85
Views: 5532

CA Syrah Cannot Age, A Waste Of Cellar Space TN: 2006 Wind Gap Wines Syrah Sonoma Coast

I've been following this particular vintage of Donkey & Goat Broken Leg since just before release. Last bottle before this one was 2013. It's changing, not just softening. 2007 Donkey and Goat Syrah The Recluse - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (1/2/2017) Dark reddish color. Great Syr...
by J e s s e C
January 3rd, 2017, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)
Replies: 104
Views: 9140

TN: 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)

So I just tasted the 06 and was pretty disappointed with the showing. It seemed to start of with one distinctly tart/sour phase, followed with a sweet finish that I associate with table sugar. This was a stark contrast to the 02, which in a prior tasting, blew away several tete de cuvees and the MV ...
by J e s s e C
November 1st, 2016, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fall release on Nov 1
Replies: 45
Views: 4899

Rhys fall release on Nov 1

Jesse, we made it up, was the most crowded pickup day I can remember. Pizza oven blazing out on the back patio, with rain pouring down in sheets at times. Loved it! My brief notes (mind you, just my impressions, others I was tasting with had a range of opinions): 2014 Chardonnay Anderson - very nic...
by J e s s e C
November 1st, 2016, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fall release on Nov 1
Replies: 45
Views: 4899

Rhys fall release on Nov 1

Are there any folks who were able to make it up to the pick-up event and able to post their notes on the wines that were poured? This release seems bigger than normal so I'm trying to make a few purchasing decisions. Thanks in advance.
by J e s s e C
October 1st, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy Second Stringers?
Replies: 74
Views: 5775

White Burgundy Second Stringers?

Thanks all! I'm fairly new to white burgundy but also find a lot of enjoyment in it. So this thread (and the previous buying guide) are super helpful. One follow up Q: In the various threads where premox comes up, there are often posts about how white burgundy is a flawed product that no longer just...
by J e s s e C
August 23rd, 2016, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kirkland Chablis Premier Cru?
Replies: 13
Views: 1529

Kirkland Chablis Premier Cru?

If I recall correctly, the back label identifies two vineyard sources, one of which was montmains. I don't remember much about how it tastes, but my impression was that it was not worth buying again even at $15. In my mind, there is much, much better 2014 premier cru chablis out there for just $10-...
by J e s s e C
August 23rd, 2016, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kirkland Chablis Premier Cru?
Replies: 13
Views: 1529

Kirkland Chablis Premier Cru?

If I recall correctly, the back label identifies two vineyard sources, one of which was montmains. I don't remember much about how it tastes, but my impression was that it was not worth buying again even at $15. In my mind, there is much, much better 2014 premier cru chablis out there for just $10-1...
by J e s s e C
August 18th, 2016, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1263
Views: 78193

Which Carlisle are you drinking?

13 Derivative. Initially not a fan (fuller bodied and showing more oak than most notes indicated), but on day 3 and closer to room temp, I thought this turned into something really good. Makes me think I was drinking these all wrong before. I may start picking up a few extra and holding them for a f...
by J e s s e C
August 12th, 2016, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boxed Wine Recos?
Replies: 33
Views: 702

Boxed Wine Recos?

Probably of limited use since I've never tried the wines and thus don't know how good they are, but I remember the guys at Anthill mentioning their neighbors at Peterson offered some wines in boxed format. Here's what looks to be currently available: https://petersonwinery.com/shop/box-wine.

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