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by Scott Tallman
February 13th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Cappellano Chinato under screwcap.
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Amazing Cappellano Chinato under screwcap.

Very cool. Love Chinato, but have yet to try anything beyond a few years old. Drink them too fast...
by Scott Tallman
February 9th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

My favorite value stouts this season have been Ex Novo Mountains & Mountains and Lagunitas Willettized. Been drinking these bitches up. Opened the Ex Novo Mountains & Mountains tonight. Really enjoyed. Can’t recall what I paid for it - probably $4 or $5 for the 16 oz can. Not as good as the Ft Geor...
by Scott Tallman
February 8th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Fort George + Public House Magnetic Fields. Good beer, NEIPA style. I’d buy it again, but it isn’t earth shattering. I really enjoyed this. Between their Field of Green IPA series and Waves of Silence stout series, FG has been killing it my opinion with their special release fan offerings, which ar...
by Scott Tallman
February 7th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Terlan Pinot Bianco 'Vorberg' Riserva
Replies: 35
Views: 1380

Re: 2015 Terlan Pinot Bianco 'Vorberg' Riserva

Don’t have any other recommendations at this level, but I really enjoy Pinot Blanc and this bottling in particular. Thanks for the post as it reminds I need to replenish my stash of this wine.
by Scott Tallman
February 7th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal
Replies: 19
Views: 639

Re: TN: 2005 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal

It's been a few years....so popped a 2005 Breton Perrieres last night. It's in a very good place. Lovely fruit integration and balance with hints of the herbal, tobacco, savory green pepper qualities that can add interest to Cab Franc. Layered with underlying mineral/loam character. Too gluggable. ...
by Scott Tallman
February 7th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal
Replies: 19
Views: 639

Re: TN: 2005 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal

It's been a few years....so popped a 2005 Breton Perrieres last night. It's in a very good place. Lovely fruit integration and balance with hints of the herbal, tobacco, savory green pepper qualities that can add interest to Cab Franc. Layered with underlying mineral/loam character. Too gluggable. ...
by Scott Tallman
February 2nd, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here
Replies: 44
Views: 1699

Re: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here

49ers And Cold Treehouse beer. Your choice of beverage sounds great! I could care less who wins, but would prefer the Chiefs as the 49ers have won their share of SBs. Going to neighbors house with 10+ people and providing the wine for the group (A red wine crowd): 2009 Betz La Cote Rousse, 2009 Ker...
by Scott Tallman
February 2nd, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 444
Views: 31125

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Cloudy, rainy Sunday afternoon here in the Delaware Valley, and I am sitting at the kitchen counter enjoying the 2017 Durant Chardonnay side-by-side with it's sibling from 2016 . [cheers.gif] I am on record as describing the 2016 Richard's as "pure Chardonnay deliciousness", and that in-your-face q...
by Scott Tallman
February 1st, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Cameron Blanc Clos Electrique (USA, Oregon)
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: TN: 2017 Cameron Blanc Clos Electrique (USA, Oregon)

I skipped 2016 and 2017, but due to drinking a phenomenal ‘13 recently was considering grabbing some ‘17s. Sounds like I should.
by Scott Tallman
January 30th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Fort George + Public House Magnetic Fields. Good beer, NEIPA style. I’d buy it again, but it isn’t earth shattering. I really enjoyed this. Between their Field of Green IPA series and Waves of Silence stout series, FG has been killing it my opinion with their special release fan offerings, which ar...
by Scott Tallman
January 30th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Beachwood - 28 Haze Later NEIPA Pizza Port - "Surfari" IPA ---- this one has four hops, led by Nelson. I think it's very good, but it doesn't speak of Nelson as much as I was hoping it would. But, just to prove I meant it when I said it's very good, I've already bought it on more than one occasion....
by Scott Tallman
January 30th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundian Recommendations for California Oregon Pinots
Replies: 56
Views: 3040

Re: Burgundian Recommendations for California Oregon Pinots

Marcus Goodfellow’s pinots capture a-d of your criteria better than any other Oregon producer imo. My experience is more limited with them but the few Arterberry Maresh pinots I’ve tasted have also had beautifully pure red fruit. As much as I enjoy Walter Scott, Evesham Wood, and several other top ...
by Scott Tallman
January 28th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few Camerons
Replies: 16
Views: 845

Re: A few Camerons

ChrisU wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 5:36 pm
how are you guys sourcing your Cameron. Since they don't sell direct, I have a tough time trying to buy the wines.
I buy mostly from Sec (online retailer in Portland) with some from Vinopolis (also in Portland). Liner & Elsen also carries
by Scott Tallman
January 28th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few Camerons
Replies: 16
Views: 845

Re: A few Camerons

Rich and Jim’s dialogue has prompted me to find the bottle of 2008 Westrey Abbey Ridge and drink it at some point in the next few months. Rich - I think you’ll enjoy the ‘13 Clos Electrique Blanc. Since ‘14, I’ve only bought Clos Electrique Blanc (no Abbey Ridge), and purchased CE to AR PN at a 3:1 ...
by Scott Tallman
January 27th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers
Replies: 129
Views: 5515

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers

In looking at the link Marcus provided in the offer, I noticed he added an offer under my name (thanks!) for his 2018 Riesling, which is dynamite. I’ll let other Berserkers have a go, but plan to buy whatever’s left when I visit next month. “make it a Scott Tallman” 2018 Goodfellow Whistling Ridge R...
by Scott Tallman
January 27th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers
Replies: 26
Views: 1535

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers

Bought Offer #1.

Bill, hoping I can pick up next month when I’m down. And grab a few bottles of Pinot Blanc and Rose. Will DM you to see if we can work out pick up.
by Scott Tallman
January 27th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**
Replies: 82
Views: 5074

Re: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 6:10 pm
One of my VERY favorite Willamette Valley producers. Wines are truly, truly lovely, and if you can you should definitely add them to your cellar!
+1000
by Scott Tallman
January 27th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers
Replies: 129
Views: 5515

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 12:04 pm
... and with that Berserker Cuvee Chardonnay is SOLD OUT!
Crud.
by Scott Tallman
January 26th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Côte de Brouilly Face Off
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: 2017 Côte de Brouilly Face Off

Chavannes is a nice wine every vintage, but Thivin is a notch above for me.
by Scott Tallman
January 26th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few Camerons
Replies: 16
Views: 845

Re: A few Camerons

Thanks, Scott. Cameron wines can be so delicious when young. It's hard to avoid the temptation! I have to keep a lot of the Dundee Hills pinots around to stay away from the top wines. When do you think the Clos Electrique and Abbey Ridge pinots typically hit their peak? Great question and one I hop...
by Scott Tallman
January 26th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few Camerons
Replies: 16
Views: 845

A few Camerons

From last night: 2013 Cameron Clos Electrique Blanc - this was singing and reminded me of why I consider this one of the top Chardonnay bottlings in Oregon. Very lively. Citrus, stone, white flower with a touch of herbaceousness. Zingy acidity. Medium to long finish. 2013 Cameron Abbey Ridge Chardon...
by Scott Tallman
January 24th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 3669

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

Thanks Scott very helpful. For a bit more color, her Maresh bottlings are pure as the driven snow - strawberries, cherry, tea, earth - and the color is amazingly light. When I first tasted one of her wines, a 2013 Maresh, I kept exclaiming over the color. Her Momtazi wines are darker and more robus...
by Scott Tallman
January 23rd, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 154
Views: 8525

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

On reflection, Breton should be a Second. Anyone else concur? It has been a staple of the Kermit portfolio for quite some time. Has a very large range of cuvees, reds and whites. One of the few Loire producers with a Franc de Pied, which is quite delicious, by the way. The flagship cuvees like Les ...
by Scott Tallman
January 23rd, 2020, 12:01 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Din Tai Fung
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Din Tai Fung

When I’ve gone with bigger groups and we provided our own stems, they only charged corkage for 2 bottles despite our opening way more. Not sure if we lucked out, but I’ll always take stems.

Enjoyed a variety of Rieslings, Oregon Chardonnays and Pinots, and Sauvignon Blancs. Plus a few dessert wines.
by Scott Tallman
January 19th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3375

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Thank you, Jim and Yvette, for sharing your food, wine, home, and hospitality with us! I enjoyed seeing some familiar folks and meeting some new people, too. My favorite red was the 1989 Breton Bourgeil Les Perrieres. (Scott - Was your favorite the '89 Raffault or the '89 Breton?) If I hadn't loved...
by Scott Tallman
January 19th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3375

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Thanks to Jim & Yvette for hosting. Was a great night with some outstanding wines. And enjoyed meeting your dog! Agree with Mark that the ‘89 Raffault was my red WOTN. Dry White WOTN was the ‘97 Muscadet (although the ‘14 Pepiere was really coming on at the end of the evening). Sweet White WOTN was ...
by Scott Tallman
January 14th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Grosgrain Vineyards - Washington Wines Made With Restraint
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Grosgrain Vineyards - Washington Wines Made With Restraint

Have enjoyed Matt’s Pet Nats. My wife visited last summer and liked everything. We already drank what she bought during that visit, so she told me to buy more on BD.
by Scott Tallman
January 14th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faury st. Joe vv brett
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: Faury st. Joe vv brett

I’ve never experienced it, but I’m fairly brett insensitive/tolerant. Opened a 2010 at a WB Seattle offline last fall and did not hear anyone mention brett being present.
by Scott Tallman
January 14th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 3669

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

Top tier OR Pinot in my book, not to mention Pinot Blanc. Need to try her new Chardonnay. And Kelley is awesome!
by Scott Tallman
January 13th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3375

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Will bring the following food/wine: - Bread and dips (various hummus) - Another appetizer/snack TBD - 2010 Olga Raffault Chinon La Singuliere (Cab Franc) - 2014 Pépière Clos de Briords (Magnum) - 2015 Francois Chidaine Baudoin (back-up bottle) Jim, thanks again for hosting and providing address. See...
by Scott Tallman
January 11th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Paetra Gewürztraminer (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Van Duzer Corridor)
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: TN: 2018 Paetra Gewürztraminer (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Van Duzer Corridor)

jbray23 wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Scott Tallman wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Thanks for the note, Sean. Grabbed a bottle when visiting the winery last February. Need to find that bottle and pop the cork!
Or unscrew the cap!
Yes, forgot these are screw caps!
by Scott Tallman
January 9th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Paetra Gewürztraminer (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Van Duzer Corridor)
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: TN: 2018 Paetra Gewürztraminer (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Van Duzer Corridor)

Thanks for the note, Sean. Grabbed a bottle when visiting the winery last February. Need to find that bottle and pop the cork!
by Scott Tallman
January 8th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best beers 2019 edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

Re: Best beers 2019 edition

I'm going to toss out a few beers that made a big impact on me in 2019. Fieldwork Brewing Co. Pulp IPA. 100% Citra hopped. My favorite sub 7% IPA of the year. Incredibly built, soft, nuanced and complex. The citrus nose and flavor profile is mind boggling considering there is zero fruit additions. ...
by Scott Tallman
January 8th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best beers 2019 edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

Re: Best beers 2019 edition

Scott, great post. I agree that Monk's is an incredible beer destination. The cellar list is amazing and the staff are really well educated and helpful. I have been drinking mostly IPAs, so will throw in a few best votes for various categories I recall from this year, with a heavy weight towards IP...
by Scott Tallman
January 4th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 88
Views: 4410

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

Walter Scott - Rick Allen pointed me in their direction five or so years ago and I’m very glad he did Thomas - credit goes to many on this board who wrote about John’s wines, including Rich Trimpi Baudry - I had bought a few bottles on a whim, but had not really focused on this producer until readin...
by Scott Tallman
January 4th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

He’s referring to my earlier post noting I could host a beer share on 1/23 if that works for others. I assume I’ll see you at one or both of the FI pre-opening patties on 1/10 and 11 (I’ll attend both)? I should be in. I'll keep my eye out for more info (time, what's needed, etc.) or just send it o...
by Scott Tallman
January 4th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Drinking my way through these; pils is pretty good. Brewmaster is from the pFriem team. Picked up some Heater Allen 4 packs at New Seasons. Weren’t on the shelf, so I had them raid the back. Guy said he hadn’t seen the bottle format in months. I really liked the Ferment lineup when visiting the bre...
by Scott Tallman
January 4th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 12:13 pm
My favorite value stouts this season have been Ex Novo Mountains & Mountains and Lagunitas Willettized.

Been drinking these bitches up.
Bought a can of Mountains on my last PDX trip. Need to give it a try
by Scott Tallman
January 4th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Price points in the BBAs appear to be going up materially this year, from 10-15%. The Fremont abominable lone-up is at $23-$25 now, Abyss was $19 at Total Wine and some of the other price points have been surprising. Is this a WA thing or a market one? Also appear to be going up on OR ones too. Pre...
by Scott Tallman
January 4th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Heavily into stouts here in rainy season. Trap Door Interiority is a wild BBA version. Needed an hour or two open to lose some carbonation and become really enjoyable. Powerhouse stout. Glenn- Have you tried any of the Ft George Waves of Silence stouts. They are in cans and are released 2-3 times p...
by Scott Tallman
January 4th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best beers 2019 edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

Re: Best beers 2019 edition

Jeff Twersky wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 6:42 am
The Ruby Brink has had Cascade Bourbonic Plague on tap the last month or so. Blend of sour imperial porters, aged in bourbon and wine barrels.
It’s been awhile since I’ve had that beer, but recall liking it.
by Scott Tallman
January 4th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best beers 2019 edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

Re: Best beers 2019 edition

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 6:45 am
Bravo on this write up.
Thanks! What were your favorite beers last year?
by Scott Tallman
January 3rd, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Good to hear about canning date tolerance from other hoppy beer drinkers. I’m still in favor of around a month, but will consider up to two months to see if I agree An always welcome visit today to Structures Brewing: Fuzz IPA - always evolving, but a great flagship hazy IPA Fuzz IPA conditioned on ...
by Scott Tallman
January 2nd, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Rick’s pretty cans and, yes Mark, I’ll bring this and the goze nonsense back. Trying to make 1/23 work. 1/10 u mean? what's happening 1/23? :D He’s referring to my earlier post noting I could host a beer share on 1/23 if that works for others. I assume I’ll see you at one or both of the FI pre-open...
by Scott Tallman
January 2nd, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Scott, your posts brings up a number of issues that are important for Craft Beer. I'll try to go through those that I find important below: Provenance - I think this is the most important issue. The speed at which beer deteriorates doubles for every 10 degrees C increase in temperature. This means ...
by Scott Tallman
January 2nd, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16535
Views: 435434

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

We got an email from someone who had a bad Bobtoberfest. Lisa wrote him back apologizing and suggesting that he check the date on the bottom of the package. It turned out that the Bobtoberfest in question was in a bottle, and we've been canning for the last nine months, meaning the bottle in questi...

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