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by Scott Tallman
December 10th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Riesling from USA ?
Replies: 37
Views: 743

Re: Favorite Riesling from USA ?

Not familiar with NY Riesling, but really don’t find much of interest in WA Riesling. In OR, try Paetra, Trisaetum, Brooks, and (if you can find it) old Matello bottles - Marcus stopped bottling a varietal Riesling in 2012 IIRC, but if you can’t find those try his Whistling Ridge White Field Blend. ...
by Scott Tallman
December 10th, 2018, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 23
Views: 355

Re: TN: 2008 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

Thanks, guys. I love this wine too, but I find the acidity to be typically too much for at least ten years. Had the 2002 recently, which is coming into its own IMHO. One of the great red values in the world. Chambers St just had some 1990 for $75, which embarrassingly I choked on ordering (and now ...
by Scott Tallman
December 8th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Thanks Scott! That was great! Loved that Floodland ToL! The Floodland Transmigration of Light was my BOTN. I would not pay the secondary market prices for it, but a damn good beer and I wish I’d bought more. All the beers were good, but my other fav beers of night were the Arizona Wilderness Peach ...
by Scott Tallman
December 8th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Scott, how was that LambicXX? I've looked at that beer many times, but have never pulled the trigger. I had never heard of that lambic before. Terrence brought it and IIRC it was given to him by another Berserker. As for the lambic itself, I thought it was interesting, but nothing spectacular. I’d ...
by Scott Tallman
December 7th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

@Scott - Killing me. Wish I could have made it. FWIW, I've got a dumptruck load of 2015 Stouts, including BCBS, Sump, Abraxas, KDS Coffee, Parabola, Mother of All Storms and Abyss :D If you can plan for a weekend, I'm in. Any Saturday afternoon works for me other than 12/29. I’ve got a few Anchorag...
by Scott Tallman
December 7th, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Enjoyed these beers last night with neighbors and a few Berserkers - Terrance C, Travis @llen, and Adam Noble.

by Scott Tallman
December 6th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I'm so eastside. Now on my radar if I can get up the will to cross bridges and area codes. That is a daunting task with Seattle traffic these days. Do it on a weekend and bring the family. Eat great pizza and you can enjoy the beer. Scott, did you have an opportunity to taste any the Meatball colla...
by Scott Tallman
December 6th, 2018, 12:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 11:48 am
I'm so eastside.

Now on my radar if I can get up the will to cross bridges and area codes.
That is a daunting task with Seattle traffic these days. Do it on a weekend and bring the family. Eat great pizza and you can enjoy the beer.
by Scott Tallman
December 5th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

The Masonry has Monkish kegs and bottles/cans intermittently and at almost events.

Have not had any Ft George since the 3-Way. Suicide Squeeze is not new, so wonder why hype now?
by Scott Tallman
December 5th, 2018, 6:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/1K7aSAVl.jpg Monkish Brewing Co. Liquid Flows 8.5% DIPA 100% Nelson Sauvin hopped. A couple months ago I reviewed Broadcasting Live, the 100% Nelson hopped DIPA that was absolutely amazing, probably the best Nelson hopped beer I've ever had. Well Saturday Henry unleashed this be...
by Scott Tallman
December 5th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 225
Views: 11854

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Scott, I had the 12 Four Winds about 4 months ago and it was in a great spot. I thought it was Muersault... I have a few of those still(Tyson and I usually trade 2-3 cases each vintage) so hopefully it was just a singular off bottle. I realy am not a huge fan of 2011 for Oregon Chardonnay. I’m sure...
by Scott Tallman
December 3rd, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 225
Views: 11854

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I don't know if you have any Crowley Four Winds but I opened a '13 the other night in a blind set of 4 chards and it was the favorite of the group. I do. Love that wine, although recently had both the ‘11 and ‘12 and found them both tired and lacking in the verve and energy I associate with the win...
by Scott Tallman
December 3rd, 2018, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 225
Views: 11854

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I really love that '12. And I think you're right, Scott, that Marcus started trying to do some more "reductive" winemaking on the chard in 2013. I am personally torn about the flinty/matchstick character. It adds interest but I am also a tad distracted by it. Your note on the reductive winemaking s...
by Scott Tallman
December 2nd, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 225
Views: 11854

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2012 Goodfellow Whistling Ridge Chardonnay. After a recent run of unimpressive 2012 Oregon Chardonnays (although in fairness some of these were corked), did not know what to expect from this bottle as I have not tried since release. I should have know better due to Marcus’ track record for making l...
by Scott Tallman
November 28th, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Thomas
Replies: 27
Views: 1969

Re: 2016 Thomas

Adam Noble wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 7:04 am
My box of Thomas landed in Seattle yesterday afternoon. Which seems really fast this year.
Compared to last year, which was an outlier for whatever reason. In my years of buying direct the wines arrived in November.
by Scott Tallman
November 27th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...
Replies: 66
Views: 1797

Re: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...

I don't own a single bottle of wine from Washington. I too -- no doubt unfairly -- have painted with too broad a brush that the wines are a bit big and '90s Aussie-like for my palate, based on some fruit-bomb Syrahs I had a decade or so ago. I would appreciate any recs for lower-alcohol, rocky and ...
by Scott Tallman
November 27th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sam Adams lager expresses terroir
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Sam Adams lager expresses terroir

JulianD wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 10:41 am
Why can't beer have terroir?
I think you can absolutely have terroir in beer, just not Sam Adams.
by Scott Tallman
November 17th, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines
Replies: 16
Views: 958

Re: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines

Chiming in to concur with Steve - Travis is a great guy, and while I’ve only tasted his wines from barrel, I’ve been impressed. I think WA Cab Franc generally is way too slick, but Travis’ has soul and, while not Loire-like, is a great New World take. I’ve yet to try the Marsanne, but he helped make...
by Scott Tallman
November 16th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

*NEWSFLASH* I'm enjoying a Fremont IPA. As Scott will tell you, that's worthy of celebration these days. In fairness, it's a collab with an east coast brewery (Night Shift, based in MA) called "Stranger in a Strange Land." Hazy Imperial IPA, which I haven't seen a lot of. Really enjoying it - fruit...
by Scott Tallman
November 16th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 225
Views: 11854

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

October and November has been a good month so far. Cases from Vinopolis, Avalon, Goodfellow, Vincent recently and then Walter Scott just up today showed up today. Oh yeah and WineBid showed up today with some Vintage PGC pinots. BTW: The 2017 crack is Rockin. Took a Buddy and I at work one afternoo...
by Scott Tallman
November 12th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Heater Allen Sandy Paws Baltic-style Porter 2018 - always one of my favorite HA beers and this year’s batch is no different. In fact, from a purely flavor POV this may be the best one I’ve tried, but 2014’s batch will always be my sentimental favorite. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqGkqMcnizD/?utm_so...
by Scott Tallman
November 8th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hops and site selection...how far behind wine grapes?
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Hops and site selection...how far behind wine grapes?

Interesting question. My yak’s palate has never noticed much of a difference between hops based on where they were grown, with two exceptions - Fremont’s organic hops from Cowiche Canyon and Citra hops in certain beers I tried in New Zealand.
by Scott Tallman
November 5th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Arterberry Maresh 2016 Old Vines Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: TN: Arterberry Maresh 2016 Old Vines Pinot Noir

Thanks for the note. Was wondering if this bottle was worth trying. While I’ve generally liked the AM Pinots (those from 2010-12 and 2014), I think the Maresh Chardonnay is their best wine hands down and one of the best OR Chardonnays year in, year out. The lower level Chards are solid too. Although...
by Scott Tallman
November 5th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: The Rare Barrel beers - Seattle only
Replies: 0
Views: 230

FS: The Rare Barrel beers - Seattle only

I have 2016 versions of the following available:

Wise Guise Red Sour Beer aged in oak with Raspberries ($25)

Another World Red Sour Beer aged in oak ($22)
by Scott Tallman
November 5th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Washington wines - For Seattle pick up only
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: UPDATED Washington wines - For Seattle pick up only

Too lazy to post everything here, but selling any and all Washington wines in my cellar (except Waters, Gramercy Forgotten Hills Syrah and Analemma), which include among others those producers below for 2008 - 2015 vintages (although not each of these vintages for all producers). Wines were stored ...
by Scott Tallman
November 4th, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Oregon Pinot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4194

Re: Best Oregon Pinot

I wasn’t interested in good affordable Pinot, of which there are certainly many in Oregon. I was specifically interested in the very high end. How good are they? Who makes the best? Is the high price justified by what’s in the bottle? If you are going to drop big money on Oregon Pinot Noir my choic...
by Scott Tallman
November 4th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Oregon Pinot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4194

Re: Best Oregon Pinot?

Just purchased four bottles of the '16 Kelley Fox Maresh, Red Barn. Ordered on-line, then followed up with a phone call. Kelley answered and we chatted for ten minutes. OMG, what a wonderful person! I'm left rather speechless and a bit smitten. Intelligent, articulate, passionate, humble, poetic, s...
by Scott Tallman
September 30th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 2135

Re: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

Thanks to everyone who brought great wine and great food. Left behind were a pair of sunglasses with a brown tortoise shell frame, a Zalto stem, and a pair of metal tongs. As soon as I picked up the Zalto I knew it was not one of the similar shaped Spiegelaus I put out. The other Domaine Drouhin wa...
by Scott Tallman
September 28th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I tried a new (to me) beer tonight - Piestinger, a brewery in Vallach, Austria (kind of half way to Venice). The beer was called Marzen, but was really a Festbier. Pale gold, really nice malt character, smooth, rich, great finish. Highly recommended. [thumbs-up.gif] Where can it be found in the Pac...
by Scott Tallman
September 28th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew, if you see it on tap on your side of town, try both the Fremont regular Cowiche Canyon and the hazy version. For me, the best fresh hop hoppy beers I’ve tried this year. As much as I slam Fremont, they did a great job on those beers.
by Scott Tallman
September 28th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I tried a new (to me) beer tonight - Piestinger, a brewery in Vallach, Austria (kind of half way to Venice). The beer was called Marzen, but was really a Festbier. Pale gold, really nice malt character, smooth, rich, great finish. Highly recommended. [thumbs-up.gif] Where can it be found in the Pac...
by Scott Tallman
September 28th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

So far in Vienna I've now had a Ottakringer Pils (quite good) and Helles (not as good), and Steigl (quite good). While both rise above American industrial beer (including the large Craft stuff), and are also better than 5 of the Big 6 from Munich, they are no match for the smaller craft lagers we s...
by Scott Tallman
September 27th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 2135

Re: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

I'm going to go with being sick is just a state of mind, whether it is true or not. Don't get your mind set on anything contagious, though. My grandson has been spreading illnesses I never heard of previously. Are attendees up for brown-bagging the wines and testing our abilities to identify vintag...
by Scott Tallman
September 26th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

While I’ve found most of the local fresh hop beers disappointing this year, Fremont Brewing nailed Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Pale Ale this year. Hoping the hazy, draft-only version of Cowiche they will release soon is closer to the non-hazy Cowiche in quality versus the Head of Dynamite hazies they’v...
by Scott Tallman
September 21st, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Trip . . . Goodfellow: Go taste these wines
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Oregon Trip . . . Goodfellow: Go taste these wines

Succinct and spot on
by Scott Tallman
September 21st, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Tonight, drank Floodland Roseate 2017 Harvest Blend #2, a blend of two spelt saisons- one refermented on 2nd use organic nectarines, the other refermented on 2nd use organic red & gold raspberries and small amounts of organic black cap raspberries and blackberries. The beers were blended and rested...
by Scott Tallman
September 20th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Recently drank a few fresh hop beers (Fremont Field to Ferment Simcoe, Cloudburst, and Holy Mountain Sabro Pale Ale, Fresh hop-infused Kolsch, and Fresh hop infused Demonteller Saison), and have not been terrible impressed thus far. Still holding out hope that Fremont Cowiche Canyon and Holy Mountai...
by Scott Tallman
September 20th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Trip . . . I was an Eola-Amity VIP (aka a schmuck!)
Replies: 12
Views: 873

Re: Oregon Trip . . . I was an Eola-Amity VIP (aka a schmuck!)

Jim, sorry for the very disappointing experience. Frankly, would never recommend anyone take such a tour in the WV. It is not that hard to get winemaker access/tastings at many top places without having to resort to a package Tour. No doubt visiting from mid-September to late October is less than id...
by Scott Tallman
September 18th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Really enjoying Boneyard's "Ales for ALS." Description is "Rolled oarts w/Ales for ALS hop blend: Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hops." Am two in and trying to decide if I want to roll the dice on a Fremont F2F Fresh Hop Centennial, a Holy Mountain "Cathedral Kolsch-Style Ale," a 3 Way or just say...
by Scott Tallman
September 18th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 11:33 am
Elysian "Great Pumpkin" Imperial Pumpkin Ale - I have to do this every year. Pumpkin, spice, nutmeg, etc. It's sweet; it's pumpkin beer.

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Masochist
by Scott Tallman
September 18th, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: CT microbrews
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: CT microbrews

Always great when the local beer scene excels. CT, like the rest of NE, sounds to be putting out great beers. Not personally familiar with any CT beers,but I was really impressed by everything I had during a 2015 trip to Boston and Maine. As for the goses, I’ve General,y found the US Versions too so...
by Scott Tallman
September 16th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Oregon trip . . . first impressions of Portland
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Oregon trip . . . first impressions of Portland

Downtown Portland has a lot of homeless (but Seattle is worse). If you venture to other neighborhoods, you likely won’t see any/many. Unfortunately, homelessness is an issue that neither Portland, Seattle nor other large, thriving cities have been able to solve. There are plenty of great things to d...
by Scott Tallman
September 16th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

We spent the weekend in Bamberg, Germany. First stop was Weyermann (our malt supplier) where we tasted a number of beers from their test Brewery. They made an IPA that's actually tolerable. Had the Rauch Marzen at Schlenkerla with dinner. Saturday we went out to Mahrsbrau and tried the Ungespundet ...
by Scott Tallman
September 8th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 2135

Re: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

5 pm works for me.

I can contribute one 2007 and a few different 2008s. Nothing older.
by Scott Tallman
September 7th, 2018, 11:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 2135

Re: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

I’m still in for Saturday if start mid-afternoon or later.

I removed my vote for “can make it Friday-not preferred.” If it moves to Friday or Sunday, I’ll have to wait until the next tasting.
by Scott Tallman
September 7th, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15802
Views: 368936

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Zwanze Day!!! Got some tickets. Anyone else in the Seattle area going? That’d be a “no” from me :). I gave away all of my Cantillon, cause I’m a swell guy. Indeed you are! I was in the mountains all day w/o Internet access, but asked a neighbor to grab me one if he was successful. Not sure how he f...
by Scott Tallman
September 3rd, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Thanks for the note Dale. Not a fan of oxidative qualities, and some fairly young Hunts I’ve had exhibited them. I have a number of 2011s that I planned to drink by year end. If my bottles are like your note, perhaps I won’t be in a rush to drink them all so soon.
by Scott Tallman
August 30th, 2018, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Pinots - style guide
Replies: 37
Views: 1743

Re: Oregon Pinots - style guide

I can’t answer all your questions now, but based on your stated preferences, I’d stick with Cristom, Eyrie, and Haden Fig (and Evesham Wood, a sister winery to HF, if available. In terms of vintages, I’d favor 2015 over 2014 for long-term aging. 2014s are better for shorter term drinking IMO, althou...
by Scott Tallman
August 29th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Cameron Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: TN: 2016 Cameron Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

While at a great price point and more than worth the price, I rarely buy/drink the WV. As you note, For a bit more, the Dundee Hills is more interesting. Spend more and the Reserve is always a great drink, especially for those that don’t want to splurge on Clos Eleqtrique or Abbey Ridge.
by Scott Tallman
August 21st, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott 2017 release live
Replies: 33
Views: 1510

Re: Walter Scott 2017 release live

I tasted and bought a few of the Gamays on futures at the pre-Memorial Day open house. Although these are all good wines, will wait for the SVDs and Cuvée Anne release to pull the trigger.

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