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by J0seph S c h e n c k
March 26th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Ferguson Vineyard
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: 2014 L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Ferguson Vineyard

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Right? Nowhere near enough press either. We had this with a huge hunk of choice rib roast we will eating for days. I can see opening another bottle of this real soon.
Glenn, Have you had any of their merlot with age? It's awesome and worth your time to phone them to pilfer their library....
by J0seph S c h e n c k
March 23rd, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few recent stand out wines!
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: A few recent stand out wines!

Wait til the 19s hit, Rich. If social distancing permits, I’m backing the truck up.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
March 21st, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Bohème - Occidental, Sonoma Coast ● 25-30% off ≥6 Btls
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Bohème - Occidental, Sonoma Coast ● 25-30% Promo on ≥6 Btls

Case arrived spotless. Now to let them rest.....

Thanks Kurt.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
March 3rd, 2020, 11:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 48
Views: 2867

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

That works for me if you all have room for an extra
by J0seph S c h e n c k
February 23rd, 2020, 11:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1547

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

To facilitate indirect cooking and also a ferocious sear zone, get this: medium vortex for a 22" kettle https://www.amazon.com/Vortex-Kettle-Smokey-Mountain-Medium/dp/B01GGDBLF2 simply the best grilled chicken and fish come off the kettle with vortex. I use Weber briquettes due to low ash and high h...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
February 23rd, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1547

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

Get a Weber kettle and don’t look back. It’s an icon and works great. I’d also recommend getting a vortex with the kettle purchase. (Medium size for a 22”). It’s a game-changer for chicken and many others. https://www.amazon.com/Vortex-Kettle-Smokey-Mountain-Medium/dp/B01GGDBLF2/ref=asc_df_B01GGDBLF...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
February 13th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 48
Views: 2867

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

I would be very interested to attend this as well. There have been same terrific Goodfellow dinners at Ned Ludd and the cuisine would seem to work perfectly. I bet they would be flexible. Bergerac may also be a possibility. I’d bet a deal could be struck regarding excessive corkages. We would likely...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 27th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Violin Pinot Noir--Eola-Amity Hills for BD11
Replies: 31
Views: 1389

Re: Violin Pinot Noir--Eola-Amity Hills for BD11

Hi Will, I'd like a sixer please. I'm local thanks, Joe Thanks very much Joe. Feel free to send me your email address and I can send you invoice that way. Delivering wines in Portland on Wednesday and would be happy to drop these by then. I appreciate the support! Will Email Sent. Thanks again Will
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 27th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Thank You! Bohème Pinot Noir, Occidental, Sonoma Coast
Replies: 23
Views: 1533

Re: Bohème Pinot Noir, Occidental, Sonoma Coast ● 25% Disc + $0 Shipping

These wines are honest, lithe, beautiful expressions of site and vintage.

I'm in for it all.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 26th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Riverain 2017 Tench Cabernet and some very limited library Syrah
Replies: 59
Views: 3415

Re: Riverain 2017 Tench Cabernet and some very limited library Syrah

Hi Steve,

Thanks for producing this beautiful syrah. In for yet another case of the 11s and some 12s.

Best,

Joe
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 26th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 195
Views: 11496

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

Chris, Its been awhile and I've resorted to drinking out of plastic cups due to numerous broken Zaltos. I'm in for a case of Grassl: 4 each of Mineralité, 1855, and Cru. And a decanter I sill am using the Gabriel Golds..those haven't broken, yet. I think those are most similar to the Liberte? Or sho...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 7th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Bohème Wines Syrah Occidental Hills
Replies: 5
Views: 368

TN: 2012 Bohème Wines Syrah Occidental Hills

2012 Bohème Wines Syrah Occidental Hills Popped and poured. Last glass at 4 hours showed best The wine possesses shy aromas of dark red fruit, clean mountain air with a hint of pit smoker, and some savory herb. Flavors spread across the palate including smokey meat, red/dark berry, and sage. Gorgeou...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
December 1st, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5338

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2012 Williams Selyem Bucher vineyard This poor bottle flew 2K miles roundtrip in 48 hours. Despite being on death row x 6 weeks prior, the sediment was blooming in this bottle like an algae farm. Cloudy, tart, disjointed, faint aromas. The bones are there. Just don’t mistreat it and it will strut li...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
December 1st, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5338

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2015 Boheme Wines English Hill Vineyard Pinot Popped and poured. Classic Sonoma coast cherry juxtaposed between warm (sense of fatness) and the cool windy climate of this region. The result is a beauty. Love this wine. Needs to shed its lanugo and when that happens, watch out. A stunning temptress s...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
December 1st, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5338

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2007 Williams Selyem Flax Vineyard pinot Classic WS aromatics with some bitter underbrush. Some mildly savory fruit characteristics with the slightest pruney character (nondetracting) provided some interest. Great acidity and mouthfeel persists and went well with Thanksgiving fare. Much better than ...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
November 24th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5338

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2002 Thomas Pinot willamette Valley Popped and poured. Followed over 5 hours. Has been on death row for weeks. Shockingly youthful on the appearance and nose. No bricking. Aromas of damp earth and light red delicate (for the vintage) fruits frame the typicity of an Oregon Pinot vineyard at 7am in th...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
November 4th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2105
Views: 181310

Re: Steak Porn

So a couple of Costcos in the area have what I consider to be the great bargain in the meat world - - - vacuum sealed Prime grade boneless short ribs for $7.59/lb. Will smoke at 135 degrees for 90 mins to 2 hours depending on thickness, then flash sear on a cast iron to finish = beefy greatness.......
by J0seph S c h e n c k
August 15th, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 6123

Re: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?

A glaring omission in this thread is Arterberry Maresh. Jim does fantastic work utilizing one of Oregon’s Grand Cru vineyards. The family has been farming here for decades. From their Dundee hills Pinot and chard bottlings to their stellar single vineyards, Jim’s wines excel at any price point. His ...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
February 3rd, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 St. Innocent Pinot Noir White Rose Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: TN: 2007 St. Innocent Pinot Noir White Rose Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

This has also showed spectacularly for me on several occasions. I agree with drinking window of <5-10 years from now.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
February 3rd, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: JJ Buckley Clearance sale - Liquid Farm
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

PSA: JJ Buckley Clearance sale - Liquid Farm

PSA:

2015 Liquid Farm Liquid Farm Chardonnay La Hermana Santa Maria On sale at JJ Buckley $32.94
13 bottles available. Decent pricing in this and adjacent markets.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 27th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Offer Closed; Thank You - BOHÈME
Replies: 21
Views: 1871

Re: BOHÈME - Occidental, Sonoma Coast PN & RRV Old Vine Zin - 25-33% Discount + Free Shipping

Circling back. Drilling down. Just had a vegemite sandwich. Putting a ring on it.

Folks, don’t mess around. This is phenomenal juice.

In for each of the Pinot offers. Send me the case.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 26th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Offer Closed; Thank You - BOHÈME
Replies: 21
Views: 1871

Re: BOHÈME - Occidental, Sonoma Coast PN & RRV Old Vine Zin - 25-33% Discount + Free Shipping

Hey Kurt.

You’re the man! This guy’s wine is awesome. Folks get on this. 33% off a case plus free ship. No truer sense of place, vision, or person then what’s in these bottles. Go visit the man. Thank me later.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 23rd, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Margaret River Australia Recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Margaret River Australia Recommendations?

Heading to Margaret River and Swan Valley soon. Any restaurant or wine/winery recommendations?
by J0seph S c h e n c k
August 7th, 2018, 5:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cast iron: Butter Pat or Finex?
Replies: 31
Views: 4930

Cast iron: Butter Pat or Finex?

Despite being local to me, I do not like the Finex. The handles and the shape are seen awkward to me. I have been happy with a Smithey.

https://smitheyironware.com
by J0seph S c h e n c k
July 18th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 2277

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

I’d like to add a friend of mine. They are not on WB. Her name is Allison.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
July 17th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arnot-Roberta Offer Live
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Arnot-Roberta Offer Live

Great wines but beware of shipping costs. They are outrageous to Oregon ($52 for a case ground).
by J0seph S c h e n c k
July 4th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The All Things BBQ Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 9121

The All Things BBQ Thread

Patrick, I would like to know time and temperature you used on that short rib plate I cooked it at about 260-300 for about 8 hours with the temperature gradually climbing. My drum smoker doesn't have any controls other than a ball valve and the temperature varies at the grate by about 20 degrees fr...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
July 4th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 15671

Portland Eats

I’d love to hear from someone who’s done the pairings, but I suspect they’re as well thought out as the food. I’d kinda prefer to go that route, no thinking, no work, just sitting back and letting the meal wash over me. The menu changes monthly as do the pairings. I have not (yet) had this month's ...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 10th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Single Thread Farm Sonoma
Replies: 55
Views: 4542

Single Thread Farm Sonoma

I will be stopping at a wine shop, no question. The vertical of Bordeaux on this list, with this menu, seems incongruous.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 5th, 2018, 5:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Single Thread Farm Sonoma
Replies: 55
Views: 4542

Single Thread Farm Sonoma

Any updates? We are have reservations next weekend and am wondering what wines did folks bring or buy off list there? Was either wine pairing done well?

Thanks in advance.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 28th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anybody fly with wine into Belize?
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Anybody fly with wine into Belize?

[/quote] 6 bottles is what you are allowed to carry, per person - but you are supposed to have 6 bottles purchased at duty-free, as only 1 liter per person 'imported' in your luggage. You brought 6 from home and declared nothing?[/quote] I brought in 6 bottles and did not declare anything. I guess I...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 27th, 2018, 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anybody fly with wine into Belize?
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Anybody fly with wine into Belize?

Where you staying in Belize. We did two weeks and covered the country. Placencia Todd, We were in Placencia for 10 days last Feb. great trip. I brought 6 bottles in my suitcase and did not declare anything. No worries. Our hotel had a pretty decent list as well. Let me know if you need info.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 27th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: VELETA Gourmet BDIX - FREE SHIPPING - EXTENDED
Replies: 89
Views: 5654

VELETA Gourmet BDIX - FREE SHIPPING & RAFFLE

Nola,

Can i receive a ham by Friday for a Superbowl party...offline?

Thanks,
Joe
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 27th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cerrada ~ Bohème PN, CH & Zin Offer
Replies: 29
Views: 1981

Bohème : Old Vine Zinfandel, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Packs (FREE Shipping + 11, 22, 33% Discount!)

IN. Kurt is awesome and his wines killed it at the Pig Roast this summer. J- I know (like me) you're a big Oregon PN fan. I'm excited for you trying the English Hill PN- it's our most botanical/ earthy with touch of Sonoma Coast dried cherry. Here's a picture of EH with RRV and Mt St Helena in back...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 27th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Vincent - Oregon 3-packs
Replies: 31
Views: 3092

Vincent - Oregon 3-packs

In for the Tardive Blanc

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