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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: 4
Views: 454

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: 825

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: 19
Views: 1449

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: 56
Views: 1801

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: 397

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: 397

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: 11
Views: 480

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: 11
Views: 480

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: 74
Views: 3503

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: 16473
Views: 428839

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: 16473
Views: 428839

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: 16473
Views: 428839

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: 16473
Views: 428839

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: 16473
Views: 428839

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: 11
Views: 480

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: 11
Views: 480

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: 16473
Views: 428839

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: 16473
Views: 428839

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: 16473
Views: 428839

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: 16473
Views: 428839

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...
by Scott Tallman
January 2nd, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Nice (and overdue) Heater Allen shout out
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Nice (and overdue) Heater Allen shout out

Thanks Scott! I think Jeff wrote that because Lisa beat him up about discussing big regional brand lagers that came five years after us in an earlier piece he had written. I contend that the demand for lagers was always there. Most craft breweries didn't make them because they used a lot of tank sp...
by Scott Tallman
January 2nd, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Nice (and overdue) Heater Allen shout out
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Nice (and overdue) Heater Allen shout out

I read a fair amount of articles about the lager renaissance in the PNW, but those articles mostly focus on the newer breweries involved - pFriem, Wayfinder, etc. So glad to to see Jeff Alworth’s recent post giving Rick get much deserved credit for starting a lager-focused brewery almost 13 years ag...
by Scott Tallman
December 30th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best beers 2019 edition
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Best beers 2019 edition

I don’t keep track of beer consumption the way I do wine, but this list should be fairly representative of my favorite beers of 2019 by style. Plus a few other fun categories thrown in. Rick - you are forewarned that some of these beers contain multiple levels of bullshit. [wink.gif] What beers floa...
by Scott Tallman
December 29th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A mini-vertical of Marcus' Richard's Cuvee Chardonnay
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: TNs: A mini-vertical of Marcus' Richard's Cuvee Chardonnay

Great notes. Year in, year out one of my top 3 Oregon Chardonnays. I need to replicate your tasting and add in a ‘13. Rich, you’re welcome to join us in the PNW. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Tallman
December 29th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horsepower and No Girls
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Horsepower and No Girls

I was on the original HP list. Bought two vintages, drank a few bottles and sold the rest. Not my thing and I typically like funk/band aid, but want something more - acid, s touch of fruit.

I’ve enjoyed the few No Girls I’ve tried even though are clearly in the Christophe house style.
by Scott Tallman
December 27th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6321

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Even though I’d like to say nothing, I’ll almost definitely buy some Goodfellow (Chardonnay, White blend, Riesling), Thomas, and Walter Scott (Chardonnay and Aligote). Depending on how the tariff nonsense works out, Olga Raffault, C & P Breton, Bernard Baudry, and as yet determined producers of Germ...
by Scott Tallman
December 26th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

that line up is from 2018 :( I'm sayin' Scott should repeat that for this year ;) Enjoy Munich! Still often think about a lot of those amazing bottles... I got a cantillon to provide for the next one. ;D Along with some other aged lambic "beauties" I’m happy to host again (when Sheela’s our of town...
by Scott Tallman
December 24th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Zoiglhaus Pils and Wayfinder/Heater Allen/Modern Times Terrifica Pils before moving on to sparkling wine
by Scott Tallman
December 24th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 1801

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

For anyone looking to procure Loire Cab Franc, Rain City Wine in Bothell usually has a good selection, including on occasion library releases. Ditto for Vinopolis and Sec in Portland.
by Scott Tallman
December 19th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2167

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

Here is Levenberg’s note on the 2009 Breton FDP: KEITH LEVENBERG LIKES THIS WINE: 95 points May 13, 2015 - Tremendous performance out of this, easily the most impressive and also the most substantial Breton Franc de Pied I've had to date. I had previously viewed this bottling as a tier below the Ba...
by Scott Tallman
December 18th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2167

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

Here’s a non-Pepiere Muscadet: 2012 Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Terre de Pierre - Light gold color. Somewhat muted nose of mineral, melon, and wool. Moderate notes of pear, rock, apple, and alcohol heat (despite being only 12%). A touch of an oxidative note, but not prominen...
by Scott Tallman
December 17th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2167

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

Here’s a non-Pepiere Muscadet: 2012 Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Terre de Pierre - Light gold color. Somewhat muted nose of mineral, melon, and wool. Moderate notes of pear, rock, apple, and alcohol heat (despite being only 12%). A touch of an oxidative note, but not prominent...
by Scott Tallman
December 17th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2167

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

2014 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Monts Damnés (drank on Sat, 12/14 and Sun, 12/15) - herbal, citrusy nose that carries over to the palate. Solid acid with mineral elements, but despite drinking over the course of two days the wine felt reticent and never opened up in the way I expected based on bottles ...
by Scott Tallman
December 15th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

We are "gifted" beer at the Brewery all the time. Usually the really good stuff gets taken home and drunk immediately. The rest tends to accumulate and take up cooler space. Last Sunday the younger folks drank through about 40 bottles of various things that had collected - mostly sours (no one at t...
by Scott Tallman
December 15th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 1801

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

I’ll bring a +1 (Sheela).

Can bring a 2010 Olga Raffault Les Singulares Cab Franc and a Mag of 2014 Pepiere Briords. May try to track down some sparkling Chenin, which can be quite nice.
by Scott Tallman
December 11th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 1801

Re: Seattle Offline - January 11 or 18, 2020 ??

Both weekends work for me. Down with Loire idea - my fav region
by Scott Tallman
December 11th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2167

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

Thanks Jim! Happy to drink wines from my favorite region for a great cause. 2015 Francois Chidaine Montlouis Sur Loire Les Bournais Chenin Blanc - On PnP from refrigerator, nose and palate both showed muted apple juice and nothing else. That combined with the light golden color had me concerned this...
by Scott Tallman
December 8th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2204

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Whistling Ridge Vineyard Riesling - I’m used to burying all my Matello/Goodfellow wines as I know time is what they need, but most of my seven bottles of this particular bottling likely won’t survive beyond 2020. Pale yellow with outstanding nose of citrus, green tea ...
by Scott Tallman
November 20th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Paging Andrew - Georgetown Brewing adds tap room to brewery
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Paging Andrew - Georgetown Brewing adds tap room to brewery

I'd happily meet someone there sometime. And then you could cruise over the Jellyfish, Lower Case, Machine House, Tin Dog, Future Primitive, Best of Hands, and finish at Seapine. Will be downtown for something on Monday the 25th and should be getting out around 1:00. If you’re up for day drinking, ...
by Scott Tallman
November 20th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

that line up is from 2018 :( I'm sayin' Scott should repeat that for this year ;) Enjoy Munich! Still often think about a lot of those amazing bottles... I got a cantillon to provide for the next one. ;D Along with some other aged lambic "beauties" I’m happy to host again (when Sheela’s our of town...
by Scott Tallman
October 31st, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"
Replies: 18
Views: 1260

Re: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"

Sadly drank my last bottle recently. Wonderful wine!
by Scott Tallman
October 31st, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1228

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks

To clarify, I only provided my opinion about the ‘16 FH (which I’m glad you brought - always happy to drink any WS wine) because this thread was about ‘16 X-Novo, not because it’s not a damn fine wine. [cheers.gif] I like FH - a lot. I’ve drank a lot of FH, XN, Vojtilla, and Cuvee Anne, and I’ve yet...
by Scott Tallman
October 31st, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Paging Andrew - Georgetown Brewing adds tap room to brewery
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Paging Andrew - Georgetown Brewing adds tap room to brewery

Agree. Not my fav Seattle brewery, but almost always can find and am happy to drink Manny’s and Lucille at concerts and events
by Scott Tallman
October 31st, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Paging Andrew - Georgetown Brewing adds tap room to brewery
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Paging Andrew - Georgetown Brewing adds tap room to brewery

I’ve always been surprised that despite its popularity in the Seattle area, Georgetown Brewing only housed a “free sample and growler to go” on-site operation instead of a tap room. I know they like supporting local drinking establishments, but with the traffic they receive at the brewery it seemed ...
by Scott Tallman
October 31st, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1228

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocksc

I’ve got multiples of the different WS Chards, so should crack one soon. Thanks! i brought a WS chard to peter's place, did you get a chance to try it? i actually forgot to try that one.. the only bottle i didn't try. didn't see it and then forgot. I did - it was really good. But it was Freedom Hil...
by Scott Tallman
October 31st, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 5:18 am
Will be in Astoria in a few hours, planning on Fort George and Buoy, an others?
Have not been, but have good things about Reachbreak. IIRC, brewer/owner is from DeGarde.
by Scott Tallman
October 30th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1228

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocksc

Both great wines...and great producers. Have kept my hands off the ‘16s and 17s thus far, but notes like these make me ponder cracking some soon. Scott, The Walter Scott had so much energy. I don't think it's going anywhere but if you enjoy young Chardonnay, don't hesitate to open one. The Kelley F...
by Scott Tallman
October 30th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1228

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocksc

Both great wines...and great producers. Have kept my hands off the ‘16s and 17s thus far, but notes like these make me ponder cracking some soon.

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