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by J0seph S c h e n c k
September 6th, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 154
Views: 8271

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

+1. One of the best aged of Oregon chardonnays I've had. It was not my favorite upon release.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
September 6th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Ceritas Chardonnay Pinnacle Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: TN: 2013 Ceritas Chardonnay Pinnacle Vineyard

https://www.cellartracker.com/note.asp?iWine=2017040&iNote=7828770 Popped and poured. Followed over a variety of temperatures in Z Bordeauxs. All sorts of lemon, lemon curd, seashells, fresh wheat grass, green pear, salt air, and the faintest of musty almond beguile the senses. The acidity, salinity...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
September 4th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2241

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

This. Is. Spectacular. Tootsie episode is awesome. Lennox Hastie one made me long for fire. Just awesome. Of course, I’m the guy that drove 3,300 miles for BBQ, but man, I’m watching this series multiple times. Holy sh!t. Stumbled upon this series and Lennox Hastie last night while eating a SRF Wag...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
July 19th, 2020, 12:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 97
Views: 5542

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

Attaboy Glen. We have been getting them in mouth of the nestucca at the usual times. Not a lot of fish, but steady.

Recently have been doing some aged Selyem with a variety of OR Pinot. Love em both.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
June 5th, 2020, 12:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 2058

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

Natural gas. Lynx with trident burners. Or Artisan pro. To avoid fire alarms and despite a commercial hood inside, we use the grill for our cast iron / carbon steel pans to get a sear, fry, etc. Rarely do I ever just throw something on the grill anymore.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 24th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 20
Views: 1875

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard

G. Bienstock wrote:
April 23rd, 2020, 5:00 pm
2013 Vojtilla tonight was very fine.
A 2012 Vojtilla recently was lifeless. I have several more and am very disappointed by its trajectory. In their youth, they were stunning and I don’t recall experiencing then, their current levels of reduction.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 24th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hiyu
Replies: 52
Views: 3176

Re: Hiyu

I visited and tried their wines when they first opened a few years back. The concept is very intriguing and their tasting room experience is fun, but honestly found many of the wines, while different than what you’d find at many OR wineries, to be fairly uninteresting or not to my liking - too natu...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 18th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 63
Views: 3085

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

My front desk staff are all married. They abhor the sight of brown or purple or yellow, whichever the color of the pants of the delivery agent lugging my cases in. At least no work comp claims for low back strain yet..... Usually a bottle from one of these
Boxes helps.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 18th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Bohème + West Pole ● Occidental, Sonoma Coast ● ≥6 Btls
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

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

2017 West Pole Wines Pinot Noir The West Pole from CT Popped and poured. followed over 6 hours. burg glassware Macerated black cherry, raspberry and cranberry fruit on the nose. Aromas of orange peel and black + English teas with some sous bois. Palate is delicate to medium bodied with some soft fl...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 14th, 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6443

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

Beware of rust/pant issues with Yoder
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 10th, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2413
Views: 203824

Re: Steak Porn

J0seph S c h e n c k wrote:
April 10th, 2020, 10:53 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Flannery tri-tip tonight... and it was fantastic!!!

Where did you get this? I have been watching his site intermittently for months and have not seen posted.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 10th, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2413
Views: 203824

Re: Steak Porn

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Flannery tri-tip tonight... and it was fantastic!!!

Where did you get this? I have been watching his site intermittently for months and have not seen posted.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 10th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6443

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

+1 on natural lignin. No binders. No additives in the premium brands.

Lumberjack pellets are the best. 100% wood. No oils etc. Traeger notorious for adding oils to an alder wood base in their fruitwood-labeled pellets.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 7th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6443

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

The food I have had multiple times off of multiple Eggs with multiple different chefs etc has been dirty smoke. I don’t see how thin blue smoke is achieved with these. The temperature stabilization however is awesome.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 7th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6443

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

Todd, What fuel source do you want to use? Pellets? These really can be set and forget and utilize WiFi controllers. Then I’d recommend MAK Grills from Oregon. USA made, the 2 Star General is awesome. It does have grilling capabilities, but like you, I have a gasser and salamander for those purposes...
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: 20
Views: 869

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: 792

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 + West Pole ● Occidental, Sonoma Coast ● ≥6 Btls
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

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: 3869

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: 2760

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: 2760

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: 3869

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: 1795

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: 1821

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: 4284

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: 206
Views: 16048

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: 392

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: 5654

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: 5654

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: 5654

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: 5654

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: 2413
Views: 203824

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: 6522

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: 184

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: 1011

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: 2111

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.

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