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by Scott Tallman
September 13th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Championship Bottle 2018 Sauv Blanc "Lost Verses"
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: TN: Championship Bottle 2018 Sauv Blanc "Lost Verses"

Agree with your take. For those unfamiliar with this producer, Saul/CB makes wine in the Willamette Valley. I’ve never enjoyed any other Oregon SBs, but found this plenty lively and delicious. In fact, I’ve enjoyed all of his wines - a bit of a zig from the zag of the traditional WV producer lineup.
by Scott Tallman
August 20th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 4158

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

I know both Sean and Mike (owner) a little. I think the biggest issue they had was related to expanding too fast and (more importantly) going with a distributor that had no idea how to sell Belgian-style beers in grocery stores. I loved their beers, and always thought of them as the Belgian to our ...
by Scott Tallman
August 20th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 4158

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

As each brewery has unique circumstances (leases, debt levels, distributor contracts (or lack thereof), ability to implement rapid growth plans), I don’t think making awesome beer insulates a brewery from going under ever, but especially in this environment. After The Commons (a much beloved Portla...
by Scott Tallman
August 20th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Lingua Franca Chardonnay AVNI (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills)
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: TN: 2017 Lingua Franca Chardonnay AVNI (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills)

Thanks for the note. I already have too many Oregon Chardonnay producers I enjoy, but their Bunker Hill bottling is outstanding.
by Scott Tallman
August 19th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 4158

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

As each brewery has unique circumstances (leases, debt levels, distributor contracts (or lack thereof), ability to implement rapid growth plans), I don’t think making awesome beer insulates a brewery from going under ever, but especially in this environment. After The Commons (a much beloved Portlan...
by Scott Tallman
August 19th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 4158

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

Adam Noble wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 5:47 pm
I saw Toffee Club was closing. Do you know if the brewery will continue? I went there once and enjoyed the vibe. Nice people.
Looks like Away Days will continue

https://www.newschoolbeer.com/2020/08/a ... osure.html
by Scott Tallman
August 12th, 2020, 11:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Wine Tasting
Replies: 22
Views: 1444

Re: Willamette Wine Tasting

Not sure if you’re trying to focus on Pinot or if you’re open to producers that aren’t Pinot-centric. I’d suggest (if they’re open) - Arterberry Maresh, Johan Vineyards and Martin Woods Winery. All three make very nice Pinots as well as excellent whites (and very nice Gamay at Martin Woods). If you...
by Scott Tallman
August 12th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Wine Tasting
Replies: 22
Views: 1444

Re: Willamette Wine Tasting

Not sure if you’re trying to focus on Pinot or if you’re open to producers that aren’t Pinot-centric. I’d suggest (if they’re open) - Arterberry Maresh, Johan Vineyards and Martin Woods Winery. All three make very nice Pinots as well as excellent whites (and very nice Gamay at Martin Woods). If you’...
by Scott Tallman
July 31st, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE and WAR - Lebanon Wine Documentary
Replies: 28
Views: 1564

Re: Lebanon Wine Documentary - "WINE and WAR"

I’m super interested in this film. As I’m not on the Facebook, would greatly appreciate an update here when released. Thanks for sharing!
by Scott Tallman
July 31st, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Nespresso to Espresso
Replies: 21
Views: 1975

Re: Nespresso to Espresso

I’ve drank a fair bit of Nespresso at friends’ houses and at office meetings, but I’d never buy one over an automatic or semi-auto espresso machine. The quality is nowhere comparable if you have even merely good beans. Ten and a half years ago, I bought a Rancio Silvia machine and Rancilio Rocky gri...
by Scott Tallman
July 20th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...
Replies: 105
Views: 4692

Re: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...

As this is subjective and acknowledging the decision early on in my wine journey to not chase the Burgundy dragon due to premox (White) and price/availability (red & white), I’ll go with Oregon. A few years ago, I would chalk this up to being an Oregon wine homer. But as I’ve tasted more white Burgu...
by Scott Tallman
July 16th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.
Replies: 26
Views: 1317

Re: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.

Glad others are trying Marcus’ wines and discovering how wonderful they are. Great wines that reflect site, and Marcus is a fount of information for those just dipping their toes in the Oregon wine scene. There are many fantastic vineyards in the WV, and Whistling Ridge deserves its place among thos...
by Scott Tallman
July 16th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5106

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Matello/Goodfellow Whistling Ridge Pinot Noir - 9, maybe 10 if you count the 2017 Whistling Ridge Block bottlings as I did not buy the 2017 base bottling
by Scott Tallman
July 15th, 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley
Replies: 72
Views: 3779

Re: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley

Thanks for the report. Color me excited for the vintage, while enjoying a more typical PNW summer - first since 2011! 2011 was atypical across the board. There was no reference point at all to it. Literally the latest harvest ever in Oregon. This is not 2011. The comparison is laughable. At this po...
by Scott Tallman
July 15th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley
Replies: 72
Views: 3779

Re: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley

Thanks for the report. Color me excited for the vintage, while enjoying a more typical PNW summer - first since 2011!
by Scott Tallman
July 1st, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16786
Views: 451961

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew K - I can report that the 2020 3-Way IPA is...fine. Like last year, a hazy/West Coast hybrid with a slight lean towards hazy with the hop bitterness kicking in on the finish. Not upset to own a 4 pack, but would rather just drink Fields of Green or Fuzz
by Scott Tallman
June 22nd, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: All proceeds for coronavirus charities (Oregon PN/Cali reds/WA reds)
Replies: 17
Views: 2197

Re: All proceeds for coronavirus charities (Oregon PN/Cali reds/WA reds)

Bump. I’ll leave the charity offer open until 6/30/20. $2,309 raised and donated through June 27, 2020! The list in the OP is current EXCEPT the 2006 Stags Leap, 2006 Karl Lawrence, 2010 Gramercy Front & Center, 2010 Gramercy Cab Sauv and 2011 Gramercy Cab Sauv have been sold. Please PM with interes...
by Scott Tallman
June 12th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 111
Views: 6411

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Blend? Gonna throw a bottle into a blind tasting to mess with people when our group can meet again. And for me, Ceritas. I hate the over-ripe, over-extracted, over-oaked Chards. Not blend, Cameron’s estate vineyard next to the winery But with some Pinot Blanc (and I’ve seen hints of a few Italians ...
by Scott Tallman
June 12th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 111
Views: 6411

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Scott Brunson wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 11:36 am
Scott Tallman wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 7:56 am
Cameron Clos Electrique
Blend?
Gonna throw a bottle into a blind tasting to mess with people when our group can meet again.

And for me, Ceritas.
I hate the over-ripe, over-extracted, over-oaked Chards.
Not blend, Cameron’s estate vineyard next to the winery
by Scott Tallman
June 12th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 111
Views: 6411

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Cameron Clos Electrique
by Scott Tallman
June 10th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: All proceeds for coronavirus charities (Oregon PN/Cali reds/WA reds)
Replies: 17
Views: 2197

Re: All proceeds for coronavirus charities (Oregon PN/Cali reds/WA reds)

Bump. We started off strong ($2,059 raised and donated through May 5, 2020). Let’s keep it up to raise $ for worthwhile coronavirus charities while you can imbibe on some good wines (if you like OR PN, WA reds, or Cali reds). [cheers.gif]

See updated list in OP.
by Scott Tallman
June 8th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - WOW WOW
Replies: 42
Views: 1826

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - WOW WOW

Good to hear. If I had more than 2 bottles, I’d pop one soon. But happy to sit on mine for awhile.
by Scott Tallman
June 8th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (COMPLETED) CHARITY AUCTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE - Rare Floodland Brewing Magnums
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: (COMPLETED) CHARITY AUCTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE - Rare Floodland Brewing Magnums

Siun o'Connell wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Very cool - thanks for doing this and for including such great groups in the recipients!
Thanks, Siun. Glad to be a part of these worthwhile donations.
by Scott Tallman
June 8th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (COMPLETED) CHARITY AUCTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE - Rare Floodland Brewing Magnums
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: CHARITY AUCTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE - Rare Floodland Brewing Magnums

Auction completed. Winning bid was $825 split between NBCDI, NAACP LDF, ACLU, Unicorn Riot and George Floyd Memorial Fund. Thanks to all who participated and the winning bidder!
by Scott Tallman
June 7th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (COMPLETED) CHARITY AUCTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE - Rare Floodland Brewing Magnums
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: CHARITY AUCTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE - Rare Floodland Brewing Magnums

Current high bid still $600. If the winning bid exceeds $700, I’ll throw in a 750 ml bottle of 2019 Floodland Rhône (blend of wheat saison with Mourvèdre from Kiona Heart of the Hill Vineyard and Syrah from Boushey Vineyard)

Bids end at 12 pm PST tomorrow so get your final bids in!
by Scott Tallman
June 6th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (COMPLETED) CHARITY AUCTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE - Rare Floodland Brewing Magnums
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: CHARITY AUCTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE - Rare Floodland Brewing Magnums

Current high bid still $600. If the winning bid exceeds $700, I’ll throw in a 750 ml bottle of 2019 Floodland Rhône (blend of wheat saison with Mourvèdre from Kiona Heart of the Hill Vineyard and Syrah from Boushey Vineyard)
by Scott Tallman
June 5th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (COMPLETED) CHARITY AUCTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE - Rare Floodland Brewing Magnums
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: CHARITY AUCTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE - Rare Floodland Brewing Magnums

Current high bid is $600. Will update again tomorrow night. Thanks to all who have bid thus far!
by Scott Tallman
June 3rd, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (COMPLETED) CHARITY AUCTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE - Rare Floodland Brewing Magnums
Replies: 7
Views: 902

(COMPLETED) CHARITY AUCTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE - Rare Floodland Brewing Magnums

Auctioning off the Floodland Brewing beers listed below and a Floodland branded glass (as a package) with free delivery in the Seattle area to raise funds for the racial justice organizations listed below. Preference for Seattle area buyer, but will ship to a winning bidder if they provide label and...
by Scott Tallman
June 3rd, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD) Oregon Chardonnay 6 pack for charity - Seattle Area
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: (SOLD) Oregon Chardonnay 6 pack for charity - Seattle Area

Brandon R wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 8:29 am
Scott Tallman wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 2:03 pm
Sold to Mr Paley! Thanks!
Very cool idea, Scott, and nice score, David. Sorry I didn't see this earlier...would've happily done it. Round Two? [cheers.gif]
Maybe. Thinking about what I have in the cellar that others may want. Stay tuned...
by Scott Tallman
June 2nd, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD) Oregon Chardonnay 6 pack for charity - Seattle Area
Replies: 4
Views: 326

(SOLD) Oregon Chardonnay 6 pack for charity - Seattle Area

With all the recent (and deserved) Oregon Chardonnay love around these parts lately, offering a 6 pack of older (but by no means old!) Oregon Chardonnay with free contact-free delivery in Seattle area in exchange for either (1) evidence of a $250 donation dated on/after today (June 2, 2020) to one o...
by Scott Tallman
May 30th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 152
Views: 7802

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

I need to try out some of these other wines. Crowley and Morgen Long are on my short list of next producers to try. Crowley & Morgen Long are great choices, esp as I know you like Goodfellow. If you haven’t tried yet, don’t forget about the OGs - Eyrie (esp Old Vines) and Cameron (esp Clos Electriq...
by Scott Tallman
May 30th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event - Walter Scott Wines with Erica and Ken - Saturday May 30th, 5pm PT/8pm ET
Replies: 53
Views: 2949

Re: Zoom Event - Walter Scott Wines with Erica and Ken - Saturday May 30th, 5pm PT/8pm ET

2013 Dumb Ox PN and 2014 Vojtilla Chardonnay (sadly my last bottle). Just decanted them, but already performing well on PnP.
by Scott Tallman
May 23rd, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sec Wines in Portland
Replies: 85
Views: 5831

Re: Sec Wines in Portland

I’ve bought a lot from him over the last 5-6 years, and nothing but positive experiences.
by Scott Tallman
May 21st, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?
Replies: 52
Views: 1852

Re: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?

Rick Allen wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 7:40 pm
2017 Lingua Franca - very good!
Which one? I really enjoy the Bunker Hill, but have yet to try any others.
by Scott Tallman
May 21st, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?
Replies: 52
Views: 1852

Re: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?

2017 Morgen Long WV & 2017 Walter Scott Cuvee Anne
by Scott Tallman
May 15th, 2020, 11:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs (via Zoom tasting): Rhys, Kutch, Thomas and a couple Brunellos
Replies: 23
Views: 856

Re: TNs (via Zoom tasting): Rhys, Kutch, Thomas and a couple Brunellos

Wow, thanks for the wealth of information. I corked the '12 and put it in the fridge to get more air. Interested in trying more of the Thomas; interesting notes on CT suggesting a style shift in Thomas in more recent vintages (with one comment suggesting some vineyard/vine changes). Almost positive...
by Scott Tallman
May 11th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 2 Whistling Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 18
Views: 736

Re: TN: 2013 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 2 Whistling Ridge Vineyard

So this is my thought about the 2013 Oregon vintage and not directed towards Goodfellow wines. 2013 is a very polarizing vintage. Is that the correct term? I had a 2013 Goodfellow Whistling Ridge Pinot before the holidays last year and it was wonderful. I have more and I'm in no hurry to drink them...
by Scott Tallman
May 10th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 580
Views: 40600

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2013 Goodfellow Whistling Ridge Richard's Cuvee Chardonnay It smells like really good Chardonnay and it's tasty. Very. RT Indeed. Drank this alongside the 2013 Durant Chard in November. Not only were they both delicious, for what I want in Chardonnay, they clearly have many years to run. Will hold ...
by Scott Tallman
May 10th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 152
Views: 7802

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Thought of this thread while drinking a 2013 Crowley Four Winds and a 2013 Brick House Cascadia last night. The Crowley has developed some bruised Apple notes, but was not showing honey notes. Nice acid, fruit still present and prominent. While I think this wine could easily go another 5+ years, gla...
by Scott Tallman
May 7th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20
Replies: 84
Views: 10442

Re: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20

I know everyone goes gaga for Marcus’ Pinots and Chards (and rightly so), but do yourself a favor and grab some of the Pinot Gris and Syrah. I generally fall in the Jim Anderson camp when it comes to PG, but Marcus is an exception and a delicious one. Oh yeah, you can never have too much “crack.” A...
by Scott Tallman
May 7th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20
Replies: 84
Views: 10442

Re: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20

I know everyone goes gaga for Marcus’ Pinots and Chards (and rightly so), but do yourself a favor and grab some of the Pinot Gris and Syrah. I generally fall in the Jim Anderson camp when it comes to PG, but Marcus is an exception and a delicious one.

Oh yeah, you can never have too much “crack.”
by Scott Tallman
May 7th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone on the Thomas Winery allocation list?
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Anyone on the Thomas Winery allocation list?

The letter usually arrives second half of September or early October. Wine officially released in early November, but ship date depends on where you live - ie, May receive wine in November...or January. The price has remained fairly steady, but depends on part on which package you buy and where you ...
by Scott Tallman
May 5th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: All proceeds for coronavirus charities (Oregon PN/Cali reds/WA reds)
Replies: 17
Views: 2197

Re: FS (UPDATED): 100% of proceeds donated to charity (Oregon PN/Cali reds/WA reds)

List updated to remove sold items. As noted in OP, wines sold have resulted in $2,059 donated to charity thus far!
by Scott Tallman
May 3rd, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 152
Views: 7802

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Anyone planting pinot meunier in OR? There's already pinot noir and chardonnay :D Gamay will probably be #2 red grape, Chardonnay will take over as #1 and exceed Pinot Gris at some point in next decade. I'd love to see pinot blanc/bianco develop more in OR as well. It's a similar latitude as Trenti...
by Scott Tallman
May 3rd, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 580
Views: 40600

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

As part of a blind online tasting last night (we exchanged mini bottles of wine in advance), had the 2015 Goodfellow Deux Vert Syrah Reserve. I’ve drank a fair amount of this in prior vintages, so was disappointed that it took me a few guesses to even get in the ballpark (my final guess was Biggio H...
by Scott Tallman
May 2nd, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 152
Views: 7802

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

I’ve been drinking OR Chardonnay for 8 years, joined the vintage tastings Rick mentioned, and had a few at 10+ years old. As others have mentioned, thee are a handful of producers whose Chardonnays I would have no issue recommending to others to safely hold 10 years - Cameron, Eyrie, Goodfellow, Wal...
by Scott Tallman
May 2nd, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Brick House Gamay Noir Due East (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge)
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: TN: 2017 Brick House Gamay Noir Due East (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge)

The 2015 was dynamite when we visited in February 2018. We referred it to the regular Gamay, which is also very nice. Grabbed a few bottles, but yet to open one. Your note will force me to find one and pop soon. Thanks!
by Scott Tallman
May 2nd, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Cameron Gehrt’s Pinot Noir, Oregon
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: TN: 2004 Cameron Gehrt’s Pinot Noir, Oregon

Unsurprisingly, sounds great. I discovered Cameron after he stopped producing from Gehrt’s, but would be interested in trying one. I like the “naughty and layered” note. If I had thought of it, I would have used for the bottles of 2008 Arley’s Leap and 2011 Clos Electrique I opened this year. Camero...

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